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SW RANCHES

Spectacular Sunshine Ranches Gem perfectly nestled on over 2 rambling acres. Exquisite taste abounds in this private estate home. European elegance is the focus from the grand foyer, formal living area and sumptuous dining room. Cooking is a dream in the inviting gourmet kitchen. Luxurious master suite offers privacy and lovely views of sun splashed pool and spa. Offered at $1,099,000 Call Stan Rosen - 305-510-8032

FORT LAUDERDALE

Wonderful 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home on a large 178 ft intracoastal point lot in Bermuda Riviera. 150 ft of dock with boat lift. No fixed bridges, Expansive views of pool and intracoastal. Covered patio with summer kitchen. Many custom features and touches add to the beauty of this property. Offered at $1,750,000. Call Chip Rowand 954-881-4045

HOLLYWOOD

Great investment! Hotel 2 miles from Hollywood Beach. Full capacity occupancy all year round. Future construction of 10 story hotel approved by City of Hollywood. Owner is motivated. Offered at $5,550,000 Call Haimnath Ragbir - 954-818-1475

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WESTON – WINDMILL RANCH ESTATES

6 Bedroom, 6 ½ bath Mediterranean home situated on 1.5 acres. Decorative crown molding throughout. Heated pool and spa, full size tennis court. Chef’s kitchen, exercise room, sauna, summer kitchen, playground, emergency generator. Volume ceilings, maid’s quarters. Offered at $3,300,000 Call Jean Kachik – 954-646-0777

SUNSHINE RANCHES

Charming and unique home on 2.8 acres, featuring 7 seat theatre with all equipment, huge kitchen and marble and wood floors. Offered at Offered at $875,000 Jean Kachik – 954-646-0777

DAVIE

Largest home in Long Lake Ranches! 6 bedrooms plus an office, angled garage, extended balcony. Marble floors, gourmet granite and stainless kitchen, accordion shutters, built-in electric fireplace. Huge extended loft area with infinite possibilities! Volume ceilings with 3-D designs. Large landscaped yard ready for a pool. Excellent Davie public and private schools. Offered at $1,090,000 - Call Haimnath Ragir – 954-818-1475

SW RANCHES

Breathtaking 5 bedroom (2 masters) & 4 baths on 4+ acres with private gated entrance. Beautiful gourmet kitchen, formal living room, heated salt water pool and Jacuzzi. Great home for entertaining. Offered at $1,900,000 Call Aurora Soto - 954-410-0165

HILLSBORO MILE

One of the most desired locations in South Florida. This house is indeed a masterpiece.  Direct oceanfront and intra-coastal dockage.  Wood beam ceilings throughout the house.  Wide planked wood floors, inviting kitchen and butler’s pantry with granite countertops.  High impact glass doors and windows.  This gorgeous house has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and 2 half bathrooms.  A must see - true beach house (3 stories). Owner is flexible. Offered at $6,490,000 Call Haimnath Ragbir - 954-818-1475

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Exquisite 6 bedroom, 5 ½ bath 2 story classic estate on 2+ acres. Secluded master suite, Gourmet kitchen, Marble and onyx library, T.V room. Impressive foyer with spiral staircase. Impact windows and doors. Peaceful views from every room. NO HOA Offered at $1,999,000 Call Yanith Martinez - 754-246-8430


WESTON

Charming home in Weston Hills Country Club. Tile and wood floors gorgeous large kitchen and family room. Great master bedroom with huge walk in closet. Screened patio. Offered at $599,000 Call Jean Kachik 954-646-0777

WESTON

Charming and very well maintained 4 bedroom, 2 ½ bath home in the heart of Weston. Gorgeous waterviews! Wood flooring throughout, accordion shutters. Walk to A+ schools and parks. Offered at $399,000 Call Mara Gisch - 954-815-5151

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Luxurious resort style community. 2 bedroom, 2 ½ bath with den, corner unit with beautiful lake view. Granite counter tops, upgraded appliances and more. Concierge service, fitness center, onsite clinic. Walk to restaurants and shopping. Offered at $359,000 Call Mo Chesla - 954-650-2487

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Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Racquet Club Village. Offered at $139,000 Call Ramona Bautista – 954-0937

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NOT a Foreclosure! NOT a Short Sale! NO HOA! Location...Location...Location. This residence is immaculate and ready for immediate occupancy. Located on a private, cul-de-sac lot sprawling over 38,000 sqft...surrounded with gorgeous lake views and amazing serenity. The open floor plan, vaulted wood ceilings and delightful decor throughout the home create a warm & cozy environment that makes coming home a pleasure. Also featuring 2 corrals for the horse lover. Offered at $495,188 - Call Stan Rosen – 305-510-8032

SUNRISE

Beautifull three bedroom two bath home with upgraded master bath and large fenced yard. Great community, close to shops and restaurants. Offered at $197,000 Call Sean Collazos - 954-937-2106

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WESTON

Nice and bright, Weston Hills pool home in move in condition. Spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on very private lot, with oversized fenced backyard. Offered at $699,000 Call Mara - 954-815-5151

WESTON

Bring your toothbrush! 5 bedroom 3 ½ bath home on private corner lot with screened patio. Upgraded kitchen with granite counter tops. Guest suite downstairs with private bathroom. Offered at $400,000 Call Chip Rowand – 954-881-4045

WESTON

Stunning 5 bedroom 3 ½ bath home with spectacular lake views, tropical landscaped back yard. Wood laminate floors throughout, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, accordion shutters on all windows. Offered at $505,000 Call Chip Rowand – 954-881-4045

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May’s Many Reasons to Celebrate

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t’s hard to believe, but summer is just around the corner. The

days are getting longer and the temperatures are getting hotter. School children are now counting down the days until summer break, while parents are busy making last minute arrangements for summer camps and family vacations. In the midst of it all, Mother’s Day has snuck up on us. Let’s all take a little break to honor our mothers (and our wives) for all they do. Mothers work hard and without pause to care for us, look after us and pamper us each and every day. Celebrate Mother’s Day by pampering them for a change! This month, my staff and I are celebrating the newest member of our family of local community news publications, the Miramar Town Times. With five free monthly magazines, we are now able to provide engaging and informative community news, school news, expert advice columns and business profiles to 100,000 homes from the Dade County line all the way to Sunrise. Sincerely,

Contents calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 community news Visitor’s Guide Is A Valuable Resource For Residents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Great Strides Puts Cystic Fibrosis Cure Within Reach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Memorial Day Classic Honors Fallen Heroes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Standing Ovation for 8th Annual Concert in the Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Rochelle Koenig Selected for Senior Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Ann Zucker Inducted Into Women’s Hall of Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Weston Art Guild Recognizes Local Talent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Talk to Your Teen About the Dangers of Drinking and Driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Weston Fire Rescue Hosts Open House to Educate and Entertain . . . . . . . . . . 28 Rose and Dean Sklar Recognized as Top Sales Associates in State . . . . . . . . . . 30 Myriam Payne Receives Houzz “Best of Remodeling” Award . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Inspiring Individuals Team :UNEXPECTED To Embark on Ultimate Road Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

can do kid Ryan’s Song Spreads the Gift of Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Help “Skate for Wishes” Reach Its Goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

real estate Supply and Demand – Economics 101 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

health & wellness Accelerate Healing and Improve Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 Where Does The Pain Come From? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Letting Go With Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 No More Nearsightedness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

cover story Every day is Mother’s Day at Salon One80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

ask the expert A New Light on Skin Therapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 May is Mommy Makeover Month . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101

school news Everglades Elementary Unveils Activity Room for Special Needs Students . . . . . 49 Eagle Point Readers Add to School Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Imagine Charter School Second Graders Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day . . . . . . . . . . 50 Sagemont Students Excel in Fine Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 University School Students Receive Prestigious Art Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Boosterthon Benefits Country Isles' Classroom Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Cypress Bay’s Television Production Class Outreaches to Community . . . . . . . . 57 Artwork Unites Falcon Cove 8th Graders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Hearing Impaired Children Enjoy Field Day Fun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

sports news Cypress Bay Boys Basketball Celebrates Athletics and Academics . . . . . . . . . . 62 Lady Lightning Light Up the Gridiron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 ESPN Declares Cypress Bay’s Boys Soccer Team National Champions . . . . . . . 112

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fitness forum Optimizing Digestion with Yoga and Diet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Publisher/Owner

positive parenting Get in the Game! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

home décor The Soft Beauty of Fabric Window Treatments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Custom Rugs – Your Way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76

haute hair Red Alert! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Legally Speaking Publisher/Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SVEN BUDZISCH Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nina Chieng-Budzisch Managing Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stacey Bomser Account Representatives . . . . . . . . . Garry Isabelle, Nancy Koval

Joyce Bak, Elaine Christ, Vanessa da Rocha Office manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gabriela Moscoso Art Direction, Design & Production . . . . . Barry Stock, Dan Bastien staff photographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Stock

Visit us online: www.ourcityweston.com

1960 N Commerce Parkway, Suite 3, Weston, FL 33326

Ph: 954-306-1007 • Fax 954-306-1008

editor@ourcityweston.com • graphics@ourcityweston.com Total circulation is 20,000. Quantum International Corporation, DBA Our City Weston (OCW), is published and direct mailed monthly to prestigious homes in the city of Weston verifiable by US Postal statements. Additional free copies are available at locations throughout the city of Weston and upon request by contacting this newspaper. Opinions expressed by the writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher. Quantum International Corporation, DBA OCW reserves the right to edit and/or reject any editorial or advertising content. OCW is not responsible for errors in advertising beyond the cost of the space or for the validity of claims made by advertisers. Entire contents copyrighted 2010 by OCW, Reproduction in whole or in part is forbidden in any media without prior written permission from the publisher.

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Alimony Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Using a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan to Keep Your Home and Investment Properties for Much Less than You Owe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 “Illegal” Spouses, Children of U.S. Citizens: Hope Is On The Way . . . . . . . . . . . 117

tax talk How To Avoid Reclassification of Independent Contractors? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

pet of the month. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 pet care Urinalysis and Early Kidney Disease Detection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

car care Five Simple Tire Tips to Save Cash and Increase Mileage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

rotary news Rotary Sponsors 25th Year of Golfing for Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

chamber news Weston Area Chamber Networks at All Lines Insurance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

tee to green Tips To Become A Better Putter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

it's their business Quintach Lab Tests Are Affordable and Accurate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114 Mark at the Park Promotes Fun and Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118 Indulge in the Ultimate Waxing Experience at Uni.K.Wax Center . . . . . . . . . . 120 Dr. Simon Weiss Offers Personalized Care for Women of All Ages . . . . . . . . . 124

photo contest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 snapshots from school. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .126 seen on scene . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128, 130

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4th Stroke Screening Day – Cleveland Clinic Florida will be offering stroke screenings from 9am to 3pm in the Jagelman Conference Center Atrium. Strokes can happen at any age. Nearly 25% of strokes occur in people under the age of 65. Strokes are also a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Get screened and learn more about the risk factors and preventative measures you can take. Pre-registration is required; call (800) 691-6555.

5th Free Yoga Classes – Weston Yoga is offering free yoga classes all day with a donation to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Class selections include heated yoga, Hatha, arm balances, and Kundalini. Weston Yoga is located at 2600 Glades Circle, Suite 400. For the class schedule call (954) 349-6868 or visit www.westonyoga.com.

10th MS Golf Tournament Party – The CMB of America, Inc. MS Golf Tournament kicks off with a Pairing Party at Smoke on the Water Cigar Bar from 7-10pm. For a $10 entry fee, attendees will enjoy food, drinks and bid on extraordinary silent auction items to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information call (954) 731-4224 or visit www.nmssfls.org.

11th Spa Open House – Just in time for Mother’s Day, Bella Vida Mediterranean Spa is hosting an open house from 9am until 9pm. Tryout this unique spa experience and gather a gift package for your mother. Bella Vida is located at 16612 Saddle Club Road in the Bonaventure Town Center Shoppes. For more information call (954) 446-6222 or visit www.bellavida-spa.com.

12th Great Strides Weston – Take steps to cure Cystic Fibrosis at this three-mile fun walk around the lake at Weston Town Center. Registration and warm-up begins at 8am at the Bell Tower. The family-friendly

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14th iPhone & iPad Workshop – The Weston Friends of the Library is sponsoring a Using Your iPhone and iPad Introduction and Workshop from 5-7pm at the Weston Branch Library. Participants will learn about the different features, how to browse the internet and download apps, and more. The cost is $5, payable at the door. Pre-register at the library or by calling (954) 389-2098.

15th “Brain Tumor Surgery” Web Chat – Dr. Jose Valerio-Pascua, a neurosurgeon with Cleveland Clinic Florida, will host a free web chat from noon to 1pm. Log on to www.clevelandclinic.org/webchats to register, and click “join” to participate. Questions may be submitted in advance.

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Weston Friends Club Installation Luncheon – The new executive board of the Weston Friends Club will be installed during a luncheon at the Bonaventure Country Club. The 2012-2013 officers are Nancy Dunlop, Past President (left);

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Frances Yesbeck, Treasurer; Jacqueline Stewart, VP Programs; Claire Jargiello, President; and Harriet Brief, Secretary. For more information, call President Nancy Dunlop at (954) 384-6456. “Women’s Pelvic Health” Web Chat – Dr. G. Willy Davila, a gynecologist with Cleveland Clinic Florida, will host a free web chat from noon to 1pm. Log on to www.clevelandclinic.org/webchats Camp Lingua Open House – Learn to register, and click “join” to participate. more about this language immersion summer Questions may be submitted in advance. camp from 10am to 1pm at the Montessori Institute of Broward, 12425 Orange Drive in Davie. There will be entertainment, international foods, children’s activities and a meet and greet with camp staff. Campers Memorial Day Classic – Take part can learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, or in the 24th annual Memorial Day Classic English. For more information call (954) and honor America’s fallen soldiers. The 5K 577-9955 or visit www.camplingua.com. run and walk benefits the Weston Civil Air Patrol Air Force Auxiliary. New this year is the BB3 Timed 1 Mile race. Runners will compete for prize money. The race starts at 7:15am at Weston Town Center. For Hazardous Waste & Electronics more information or to preregister, visit Collection – Drop off your household www.memorialday5kclassic.com. hazardous waste and electronics items at the Weston Public Works Services Center, 2599 South Post Road, between 8am and 3pm. There is no fee for Broward County residents. This is the safe way to dispose of paint, Farmer’s Market – Buy fresh, locally pesticides, pool chemicals, tires, batteries, grown seasonal produce, bread and other computers and televisions. For more food items every Thursday from 8am to 3pm information on what is accepted, contact at Cleveland Clinic Florida. The farmer’s the Weston Public Works Department at market takes place at the clinic entrance (954) 385-2600 or visit www.westonfl.org. near the fountain. For more information, visit www.clevelandclinicflorida.org or Music and Movement – Weston call 1-800-691-6555. Yoga will host an afternoon of music, relaxation and restorative yoga. From 4-6pm participants will enjoy the acoustic sounds of Live Sacred Music from flutes, drums and gongs magically played by Richard Brookens while flowing in and out of “yogalicious” postures. Cost of bliss: $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Space is limited; pre-registration is suggested. Weston Yoga is located at 2600 Glades Circle, Suite 400. For more information call (954) 349-6868 or visit www.westonyoga.com.

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Visitor’s Guide Is A Valuable Resource For Residents By Stacey Bomser

Weston Visitor’s Guide is really a great resource for residents. It includes a listing of Weston’s restaurants and stores, as well as gas stations, houses of worship, parks and recreation facilities and much more. Originally titled “The Dining, Shopping, Lodging Guide,” the City has distributed this publication in print and online since 2002. It was expanded last year to include other resources and was renamed the Weston Visitor’s Guide. In addition to restaurants, shops and hotels, it now includes our city parks, major sporting and concert venues, gas stations, supermarkets and financial institutions – all items that a visitor to our city might need. “While it is called a Visitor’s Guide, it is an equally beneficial tool for residents and something handy to keep in the car or the kitchen for that ‘we want take-out’ phone call,” states Denise Barrett, Director of Communications for the City of Weston. Her department compiles and prints the Visitor’s Guide. For consumer convenience, there is a chart listing every dining location in town with price range, address, phone number, hours of operation, and whether they serve alcohol. To make the guide even more user friendly, each listing also includes a map locator so you know where it is in Weston.

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A communications department staff member physically visits each shopping plaza/location each time the guide is updated to see which businesses have changed and make other corrections. Barrett points out that while there is no cost to be included in the guide, a business must have a current Weston Business Tax Receipt (formally known as an Occupational License). “This is why you may know of a restaurant, business or hotel that is in the city but is not listed here.” The Visitor’s Guide is a comprehensive list updated periodically throughout the year. It includes restaurants, retail shopping, personal services (with a storefront), grocery stores, banks, major healthcare facilities, houses of worship, lodging, post office, gas stations, and parks and recreational facilities. “This is an inexpensive service provided to enhance visitation to our local merchants and provides visitors with easy access to a comprehensive list of services that they would likely need or wish to experience while visiting Weston,” explains Barrett.

The City of Weston Visitor’s Guide is distributed to all hotels within the city, as well as Cleveland Clinic Florida and the DEA building. Copies are also available at City Hall and the Weston Community Center. You can download a copy from the City of Weston website. Go to www.westonfl.org and click on “Visitor’s Guide” under “Visitors” in the Top Search section at the bottom of the homepage.

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Great Strides Puts Cystic Fibrosis Cure Within Reach By Stacey Bomser

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reat Strides have put a cure for Cystic

Fibrosis (CF) within reach. Thanks to monies raised from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s fundraising walks, researchers have discovered a cure for one strain of this life-threatening disease. More money is needed to totally wipe out CF. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that causes debilitating lung infections that lead to premature death. It affects about 30,000 children and adults in the United States, and 70,000 people worldwide. In January, the FDA approved a new drug which will help about five percent of the CF population, or about 1,200 patients. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is now expanding research to tweak this drug to cure the remaining 95 percent. The Orr family is anxiously awaiting this development. They have been actively involved with the Foundation since their youngest daughter, Ashley Elizabeth, was diagnosed with CF. They have raised over $500,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and hope to raise another $75,000 at this year’s Great Strides Weston walk. Leah Orr is Chair of the event which takes place on Saturday, May 12th at Weston Town Center. In addition to Great Strides, Leah has also raised funds through children’s books she has published. It started with the Kyle series which centered on the charming relationship between a little boy, Kyle, and

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his first girlfriend, Ashley Elizabeth, who happens to have CF. Leah plans to end the series with a cure found. At Great Strides, Leah and her oldest daughter, Alyssa, will be selling autographed copies of the book they cowrote, It Wasn’t Me! It’s a hilarious, heart-warming story for anyone, young or old, who has ever been blamed for something they didn’t do. All proceeds from the book sales go to support CF research. You can further help the cause at Great Strides Weston. Registration and warm-up begin at 8am at the Bell Tower. The three-mile walk around the Town Center lake will begin at 9am. It will be followed by a mini concert by Katie Cohen and Nick Merico, two talented Weston teen pop artists. There is no cost to participate, although donations are welcome. Leah says it’s a great family activity. “Participants will walk backward, skip, hopscotch, hula hoop and jump rope at stations throughout the walk for candy and prizes.” Afterwards, everyone is invited to celebrate the “great strides” they made toward finding a cure for CF by enjoying lunch, entertainment, a DJ, tattoo station, raffle prizes and much more. To get involved in Great Strides Weston contact Leah Orr at (954) 385-9553 or email orrplace1@bellsouth. net. If you would like additional information about Cystic Fibrosis please visit cff.org.

Memorial Day Classic Honors Fallen Heroes By Stacey Bomser

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he Memorial Day Classic at

Weston has become a time-honored tradition. For over 20 years, the community has come together to honor America’s fallen soldiers. Now in its 24th year, the event is also a fundraiser for the Weston Civil Air Patrol Air Force Auxiliary. The Memorial Day Classic at Weston was created by Split Second Timing Inc. as a free community run in 1989 to celebrate the “new” town of Weston. “It was Weston’s first community event, back before Weston was even a city,” explains Josh Stern, who runs the event with his father. “My dad started it for all residents of this new community to get to know each other.” Just like Weston has transformed over the years, so has the Memorial Day Classic. According to Stern, what was once a small of the Weston Civil Air Patrol community gathering is now one of the Members present the colors at the start of the race. largest road racing events in South Florida. As the official final race of the running season, it attracts athletes from all over the state. Stern says they expect about 2,500 runners. The race attracts plenty of local Weston families as well. “We started as a community event and we still are,” states Stern. “All ages are invited to participate in the 5K

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as runners or walkers.” New this year is the BB3 Timed 1 Mile race. Billy Beck III is sponsoring a timed race with cash prizes. Stern expects it to attract mile road racers from all over the country. As always, the cadets of the Weston Civil Air Patrol will present the colors at the start of the 5K. Proceeds from the event benefit this organization which is a division of the Air Force Auxiliary. “It’s a great program for kids interested in going into the military,” explains Stern. “Donations from the Memorial Day Classic help defray the costs of their military competitions and events.” The 24th Annual Memorial Day Classic at Weston takes place on Monday, May 28th at Weston Town The Memorial Day Classic attracts avid runners and those wishing to Center. The race begins at 7:15am. salute America’s fallen soldiers. The non-refundable registration fee is $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the race. The event has sold out the past five years, so runners are encouraged to pre-register at www.memorialday5Kclassic.com. You can make a donation to the Cadets of the Weston Civil Air Patrol by clicking the “Donate Now” tab on the race website.

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Standing Ovation for 8th Annual Concert in the Park

It is estimated that nearly 10,000 people attended the 8th Annual Concert in the Park.

The legendary band Blue Oyster Cult was the headliner for this year’s classic rock concert. By Stacey Bomser

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he annual Concert in the Park has become one of the most

highly anticipated events of the year and rightfully so. The outdoor rock concert, presented by the City of Weston and Rotary Club of Weston, is one of Broward County’s largest free musical events. It is estimated that upwards of 10,000 concert-goers enjoyed this year’s performance by Blue Oyster Cult and The Outlaws. “It appeared to be the largest crowd we have had for the annual concert,” states Don Decker, Weston’s Director of Parks and Recreation. He believes the good weather contributed to the fantastic evening. Concert Chair Tom Kallman, with the Weston Rotary, agrees. He says the event gets bigger and better each year. “The one common question that is raised year after year is ‘How are you going to top this year’s show?’ and, somehow, we keep exceeding expectations.” That was definitely true this year. According to Decker, both bands put on an amazing concert with much of the audience standing and dancing for the entire set. The Outlaws started the show with their Southern rock selections which included Green Grass and High Tides. Legendary classic rock band Blue Oyster Cult did not let their fans down, playing new songs along with previous hits including their chart topper Don’t Fear the Reaper. For as much as the Weston community looks forward to the annual Concert in the Park, the bands also enjoy this unique concert venue. Within days of the show, Kallman says he had already received emails from both Blue Oyster Cult and The Outlaws thanking him for having them and commenting on how much they loved performing here.

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Concert Chair Tom Kallman, of the Rotary Club of Weston, accompanied by Rotary leaders and Weston City Commissioners, welcomed everyone to the Concert in the Park.

The Outlaws entertained with their Southern Rock classics.

“Everyone mentions how beautiful Weston is in general,” notes Kallman. “This concert has gained a solid reputation with both the community and the music world. It has become much anticipated by all.” Don’t be surprised if you see Blue Oyster Cult or The Outlaws return in the future. According to Kallman, “There has never been a performer at this event that has not asked to return.” A few of the performers who have made multiple appearances at Weston’s free outdoor rock concert include Edgar Winter, Joe Lynn Turner, Jimi Jamison and Larry Hoppen. Although no plans have been made yet for next year, rest assured with the City of Weston and the Rotary Club of Weston behind it, the ninth annual Concert in the Park will be another amazing show. Weston residents brought blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to enjoy the Concert in the Park. The family-friendly event also featured bounce houses for the kids.

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Rochelle Koenig Selected for Senior Hall of Fame By Stacey Bomser

Most notably here in Weston, Koenig is recognized as the founder of the Weston Philharmonic Society viduals in South Florida are over the age and past president. She is credited with bringing of retirement. The Senior Hall of Fame world class concerts to the community, introducing recognizes those seniors who dedicate their lives children to opera and providing professional musical to volunteering to make our communities better. enrichment programs in the Weston schools, and Weston’s Rochelle Koenig is among the ten distinproviding financial support to students in the Cypress guished honorees selected for membership in this Bay High School music department. elite group. Koenig was also one of the founding members Koenig will be inducted into the 2012 Senior Hall and former president of the Arts Council of Greater of Fame at the 29th Annual Dr. Nan S. Hutchison Weston. Many popular cultural programs were Broward Senior Hall of Fame Breakfast on May 9th. developed under her leadership including the annual “May is Older Americans Month and the perfect time Student Artist Showcase, the Foreign Film Series to salute our seniors who are making a difference,” and the Art Walk at Weston Town Center. states Edith Lederberg, executive director of the Aging “Many have attributed the cultural beginnings and Disability Resource Center of Broward County, and renaissance in Weston to my efforts,” she states the agency that coordinates the Senior Hall of Fame. proudly. Rochelle Koenig is certainly deserving of this While the community has certainly benefited honor. Nevertheless, she says she was surprised to from her efforts, Koenig says she has also gained learn she was being recognized. “I had no idea that from volunteerism. “Volunteering has been most my name had been entered for consideration for this Rochelle Koenig is being recognized for her volunteer efforts including gratifying to me because of the wonderful friendBroward County competition. It was an unexpected serving as a past president of the Arts Council of Greater Weston. ships I have made working with outstanding people.” recognition after volunteering for over 50 years.” Koenig joins the 345 distinguished members of Koenig has been involved with many organizations over the years. She has dedicated the Broward Senior Hall of Fame. Her name will be etched on the plaque that hangs her time to a variety of professional, educational, religious, medical and cultural causes. in the lobby of the Broward County Government Building.

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Ann Zucker Inducted Into Women’s Hall of Fame By Stacey Bomser

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her leadership in electing and supporting the women who are moving our county, state and nation forward. She has served as both a mentor and strong supporter to Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, State Senator Nan Rich, and Broward County School Board members Laurie Rich Levinson and Robin Bartleman. “I am privileged to have seen a major improvement in the status of women in the United States in my lifetime,” states Zucker. “It is my fervent desire that I may continue to provide whatever aid and assistance to women aspiring to achieve in their lifetimes, in any way that I may do so.” Zucker was one of seven women inducted into the Hall of Fame for 2012. “These women exemplify the special attributes of Broward women and are a shining example for our next generation to follow,” said Joanne Grealy Richter, Broward County Women’s History

nn Zucker has spent the past 40

years championing women’s rights. Her efforts were recognized recently when she was inducted into the Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame. Each year the Broward County Women’s History Coalition celebrates and honors those women who have selflessly contributed to the progression and promotion of women in Broward County. Ann Zucker certainly exemplifies those attributes. As a teacher at Walter C. Young Middle School, Zucker nurtures and encourages female students to come to her for advice and guidance on social issues and educational decisions. She held a similar role as former advisor to the B’nai Brith Girls Organization. County Women’s Hall of Fame Inductee Ann Zucker Zucker is also politically involved, helping to elect Broward (left) with best friend, Weston City Commissioner Toby Feuer. and support women in office. As the longtime president of the Weston Democratic Club, former president of the Council of Democratic Club Coalition President. Presidents, and Democratic Area Leader for Southwest Broward, Zucker has provided Upon receiving her award at the 21st Broward County Women’s Hall of Fame a base, forum and opportunity for female candidates to meet voters and for opinion Induction Ceremony, Zucker stated: “This honor is the culmination of a lifetime of efforts leaders to secure help for their campaigns and support for their issues. for the betterment of women and I am exceedingly proud to have been recognized.” Some of the issues Zucker is personally passionate about include freedom of choice, Zucker joins a prestigious list of ladies who have received this recognition. Past quality education, equal rights, universal health care, and equal compensation for equal inductees include Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, The Honorable Lori responsibilities for women. Parrish, Commissioner Sue Gunzburger, Blanche Ely, Ivy Cromartie Stranahan and Zucker is credited with having a strong impact on women in Broward County through Laura Mae Jumper Osceola.

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Weston Art Guild Recognizes Local Talent By Stacey Bomser

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our Weston artists were among the winners of

the Weston Art Guild’s exhibit, “Expression through Images.” The Weston Branch Library was transformed into an art gallery while it played host to this juried exhibit. The library is one of the favorite venues for the Weston Art Guild. Not only does it provide a unique opportunity to showcase the talent of local artists, but it also helps foster art appreciation within the community and provides artists with an outlet to sell their work. “We hope by viewing the work of the artists living in and around the Weston community, the residents will get a better appreciation of the incredible art being produced locally,” states Joyce Albrecht, president of the Weston Art Guild. She notes that residents can support these artists by purchasing their work or commissioning a piece. The library exhibit is one of three public showings the Weston Art Guild hosts each year. “We alternate exhibiting at the Glass Gallery in Pembroke Pines, the Sunrise Civic Center Gallery, and the Coral Springs Museum Lobby Gallery,” notes Albrecht. The Guild, which is comprised of artists from Weston and surrounding communities, likes to rotate its exhibit locations to reach a greater audience. “It also helps any local artists who have not heard of the Weston Art Guild know we exist. We are always looking for new members," adds Albrecht. The Weston Art Guild was formed in 2005 as a nonprofit, all volunteer organization with the purpose of creating a cultural atmosphere within the community. “I think art is an important part of life,” explains Albrecht, one of the founding members. “It gives us beauty, peace and serenity. It helps us see things through other people’s eyes – hopefully giving us a different way of looking at something that is very familiar.” The Weston Art Guild accepts all visual artists. Its monthly meetings provide an opportunity for artists to meet and exchange information. This includes demonstrations of various art techniques. The Guild also provides members with outlets to showcase and sell their work. Twenty-six members displayed 44 pieces of original work in the “Expression through Images” exhibit. The artwork was done in various mediums (oil, acrylic, watercolor, fabric and photography) and genres (realistic, abstract and collage.) The Guild hired an independent judge to jury the show for awards. Eight awards were presented. This includes first, second and third place, two Judge’s Recognition winners, plus three Honorable Mention winners. Four of the eight winners were from Weston. Pat Brooks won first place for her watercolor painting, “Rainy Days and Mondays.” Judy Nunno won third place for her watercolor painting “Rubberneckers.” Joyce Albrecht received a Judge’s Recognition for her watermedia painting “The Ties Are Broken.” And Carol Thaw received an Honorable Mention for her watercolor painting “Tell Me Tell Me.” It’s been a successful season for the Weston Art Guild. The annual members’ luncheon will be held later this month. Although the group breaks from meeting over the summer, their work continues. On September 4th, the Guild will open an exhibit at the Coral Springs Museum. To see where and when the Weston Art Guild will be hosting exhibits, check out its blog at www.westonartguild.blogspot.com. This site also features pictures of artwork from past exhibits. For more information on the Weston Art Guild call (954) 384-1822.

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The winners of the Weston Art Guild’s juried exhibit are Jane Pakula (left), Honorable Mention; Judy Nunno, 3rd Place; Pat Brooks, 1st Place; Myra Goldstein, Honorable Mention; Carol Thaw, Honorable Mention; Nieves Rutkowski, 2nd Place; and Joyce Albrecht, Judge’s Recognition.

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Joyce Albrecht received a Judge’s Recognition for “The Ties Are Broken.”

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community-service programs. Safety information was also distributed to all who attended. Children received fire safety coloring books, while parents received information on child passenger safety, fire and emergency safety, and drowning prevention. The Fire Rescue open house is just one of many community outreach programs provided by Weston Fire Rescue. “One of our largest events is the annual Halloween Safety Expo that features demonstrations and exhibits from numerous law enforcement, fire rescue, and Homeland Security divisions,” states Chief Bouchillon. Weston Fire Rescue conducts visits to local schools to present fire and life safety education. It also offers tours and demonstrations to scout troops, mommy and me groups, and others. Weston BSO has a full time Life Safety Educator available to provide specialized presentations to any age group. For more information call (954) 389-2015.

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Rose and Dean Sklar Recognized as Top Sales Associates in State By Stacey Bomser

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or the second year in a row, Rose and Dean Sklar have

earned a coveted spot in the Legends Society. This prestigious award is presented to an elite group of Coldwell Banker sales associates with the highest production of closed sales. The Sklars are among the top nine in Florida and top 50 agents in the country. In addition, Rose and Dean are the #1 Top producing agents in Weston (which they have been for the past four consecutive years: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), as well as the top Coldwell Banker agents for all of Broward County. The couple has also been listed on the Wall Street Journal list of Top Teams in the United States for 2011. These awards and recognitions can be attributed to their dedicated customer service, marketing knowledge and exceptional negotiating expertise. “People constantly ask us how we consistently sell so many properties year after year. The bottom line is, we get the message delivered to our sellers,” explains Rose Sklar. “We provide our sellers an orchestrated marketing program that is second to none. This allows us to focus on marketing the property every day until it’s sold!” The Sklars certainly understand the importance of marketing in selling homes. They have the highest volume of ads in the Weston area, including print media and multiple websites, to successfully promote their properties Michael Murray, Kate Rossi, Dean Sklar, Rose Sklar, Clark Toole, and Betty Frongello at the Coldwell Banker Legends Society Award presentation. in the local and international marketplace. As Weston residents, they definitely know the market. Over the years the and accessibility. According to Rose, “We work hard to provide exceptional, personal Sklars have created a network of area residents to match buyers and sellers together. service to our valued customers. As skilled negotiators, our goal is to enhance the “With every customer and every home, we work hard to earn our reputation again and appeal of each property to accelerate the time frame for selling.” again, which results in repeat referrals which have stood the test of time,” notes Dean. That philosophy is definitely working. The couple closed over $35 million in 2010 The couple has earned a reputation for success while not losing the “personal touch” and 2011, securing back-to-back placements in the prestigious Legends Society.

Myriam Payne Receives Houzz “Best of Remodeling” Award By Stacey Bomser

favorites.” She has over 60 projects posted on by Decorating Den in Weston, Houzz. The design that received the most has been recognized as one of votes was a family room she designed for the country’s top interior designers. She a Weston family. “The dad has an impreshas been awarded the coveted “Best of sive collection of comic books and I used Remodeling” Award in the design category some of the super heroes depicted in the by Houzz, the leading online platform for comics as inspiration for the room.” residential remodeling and design. Myriam sees Houzz as an excellent As one of the design award winners, resource for both designers as well as Myriam’s work was the most popular homeowners. It has given her the ability among the 1.2 million Houzz members, to showcase her work nationwide and also known as “Houzzers,” who saved more reach a large number of people interested than 16.5 million professional images to in residential design. Homeowners can their personal ideabooks via the Houzz view the images for inspiration. site and iPad/iPhone app. Houzz has 3.5 They can also search designers to find the million monthly users and 80 million ones in their area that they’d like to work monthly page views. with. “I have had many Houzz members “This is a real stamp of approval for call me to ask questions about the designs Myriam from the Houzz community and products in many of my rooms,” states and we’re thrilled to welcome her to this Myriam. “It is a great opportunity to elite group of ‘Best of’ winners,” says Liza expand my network of potential clients.” Hausman, vice president of marketing This family room design earned Myriam Payne the “Best of Remodeling” Award by Houzz. Myriam has been a designer with for Houzz. Interiors by Decorating Den for the past Myriam says it is an honor to have been recognized as a top-rated professional ten years. Her design philosophy is to transform rooms into beautiful living areas that designer by the large Houzz community. “I am so excited that my work was viewed delight the senses with rich warm colors and inviting textures that fit beautifully into by so many interior design enthusiasts and that they selected my work as one of their her clients' lifestyles.

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Team :UNEXPECTED To Embark on Ultimate Road Trip By Stacey Bomser

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Edde were never ones to shy away from a challenge. The longtime friends and Cypress Bay High School alumni (class of 2004) will soon pack their bags and leave Weston for the adventure of a lifetime. In July they will take part in the Mongol Rally. The 10,000 mile race from London, England, to Ulan Bataar, Mongolia, raises funds for charitable organizations. Alex and Carlos are asking for the community’s support with donations to Save the Children.

Team :UNEXPECTED, Alex Pretelt and Carlos Edde, will be driving from London to Mongolia to raise money for Save the Children.

Carlos first learned about the Rally while backpacking in Eastern Europe last year. He came home and told Alex, who agreed it was a great opportunity for them to help others while doing what they enjoy most, traveling. “We’ve always felt that there is lots to see and discover in the world,” notes Carlos. “This Rally was one of those ideas that sounds incredible but seems unreachable – driving across one third of the planet to benefit children in need. I think that is what appealed to us, an adventure through which we could help and make a difference.” Their goal is to complete the race and give a check with five digits to Save the Children. Picking this particular charity, which funds programs that improve health, education and overall life for children, was a unanimous decision. “Each of us made a list of five charities we would like to do this Rally for, and afterwards we compared our lists; turns out we both had Save the Children as our top pick,” says Alex. That was really no surprise. “We know that we have been extremely lucky to be raised in such an incredible community as Weston, but we also know that this is not

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the reality for everyone,” explains Alex. “We have had countless opportunities and we both like to help children gain access to the same opportunities we’ve had. This was our first concern when selecting a charity to do the Mongol Rally for.” With Save the Children on board, having given Alex and Carlos approval for this unique fundraising project, the friends have now turned their attention to preparing for the race. This includes seeking sponsors and securing logistics. The Mongol Rally is not your typical road trip. It is demanding and potentially dangerous. The amateur car rally features more than 300 teams of four or less people driving from London to Mongolia in a car with a motor smaller than 1.2Liters. They have no previous rally or mechanical experience and no GPS, yet they will be crossing deserts, mountain ranges and some of the most challenging terrain in the world. Carols and Alex started preparing by setting up a route. This required a lot of research in order to know which countries are safer than others, where the border crossing points are between countries, and finding the distances between towns where they would be able to get supplies and gas. Once they defined the route, they started working on the Visa stage of the preparation, filling out applications, getting the required paperwork, and waiting for a response from the consulates of the countries they will be visiting. Later this month, Carlos and Alex will travel to Barcelona to purchase and fix up the car that they’ll be driving in the Rally. Then they’ll come home and purchase all the equipment they’ll need such as tents, cooking utensils, spare parts, clothing and more and ship that to London. “As for our psychological preparation, our strategy is to gain as much knowledge about the countries we’ll be going through and leave the rest to destiny,” states Alex.

This is an example of the type of obstacles Alex and Carlos will face during the Mongol Rally.

This philosophy led them to their team name, Team :UNEXPECTED, because they don’t know what to expect but they expect unexpected things to happen to them. Although less than ten percent of participants from past Mongol Rallies have made it to the finish line, Alex and Carlos say they are looking forward to the race and the challenges they will face. This includes: not speaking the languages of the countries they will be traveling through; the fact that once they leave Europe, asphalt roads will be non-existent as there are only rural trails; not knowing where they will sleep; and not having any mechanical experience. They acknowledge that their families are scared for their safety. “We have more support from them than we could ask, but the fear and uncertainty is there due to the risks of this trip,” states Alex. “We know that the fear our families have is overwhelmed by the joy of us doing something meaningful and helping our way, making a difference in this world by doing what we like. The fact that we are taking a risk by creating a project which has received lots of attention and hundreds of supporters makes

our families very proud.” Team :UNEXPECTED is seeking supporters and accepting sponsorships. “Our car still has space to promote companies. We invite local businesses in Weston to join our team as official sponsors,” notes Alex. They are also asking their Weston neighbors to support their endeavor. According to Carlos, “We want to make sure that we let the whole world know that the people from Weston are great people who want to make a difference, so we invite the community to join our cause.” Team :UNEXPECTED has launched a social media campaign to secure donations. They have made it so people can donate fast and easy through their blog, by going to www.teamunexpected.tumblr.com and clicking on the donate button. “No amount is too small to help our cause,” says Carlos. Throughout the race Carlos and Alex will be using this site to post updates on their adventure. Although they can’t promise daily updates because they will be relying on internet connection, they will do their best to keep their supporters informed on their progress. “Be sure that we will be updating our followers every step of the way, even if we have to drive many hours to get an internet connection,” states Alex. Yo u c a n c o n n e c t t o Te a m :UNEXPECTED on Facebook (www. facebook.com/unexpected2012), on twitter (@UNEXPECTED2012), or by email (2012unexpected@gmail.com). You can make secure donations to Save the Children through their blog at www. teamunexpected.tumblr.com.

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the site, www.givethegiftofmusic.info, where other music-related charities are promoted,” cially playing the piano. The Cypress notes Ryan. Bay sophomore started a non-profit To accomplish its goals, Ryan’s Song accepts organization called Ryan’s Song five years ago donations and holds various fundraisers includto share the gift of music with less fortunate ing bake sales and lemonade stands. Its biggest children. fundraiser is an annual basketball tournament. “I was only 11 years old at the time so obviAccording to Ryan, “We started out having ously I couldn’t have done this without the help basketball tournaments because it was a fun of my parents, but it was my love for music way for all my friends to help me raise money and piano playing that triggered us as a famfor a great purpose.” ily to try to make a difference,” states Ryan. This year’s tournament will be on Saturday, Ryan’s Song is definitely making a differMay 12th at the Sheinberg YMCA Family ence in the lives of South Florida children. The Center outdoor basketball courts. It starts at organization distributes musical instruments 11am and everyone is welcome. To participate, to children who cannot afford to purchase their Ryan’s Song is asking for a donation of money own. It also provides scholarships towards or gently used musical instruments. There will Song Board Members Elie Ackerman (left), Tyler Gibbs, Ryan Kramer, children’s music programs. In the past Ryan’s Ryan’s prizes for the winning team. Ryan’s Song will Craig Covitz, and Jake Winderman invite the community to participate in the Song has supported Jewish Family Services, 2012 Ryan’s Song Basketball Tournament. Not pictured is David Goldwyn. also raise money by selling food, lemonade the Boys and Girls Club, and local children who want to learn music. It recently helped and a raffle at the event. Ryan says the money raised from this year’s tournament is sponsor a program through the Miami-Dade Public Schools Education Fund. “Reading earmarked for ongoing scholarships and to support Broward County Schools’ music through Rhythm and Rhymes helps hard to reach children who have difficulty in programs. learning to read through non-traditional teaching methods,” explains Ryan. It is projects such as this that earned Ryan’s Song national recognition by The Give If you are interested in playing in the Ryan’s Song basketball tournament, or makthe Gift of Music campaign. “We were featured on the ‘Give to those in Need’ section of ing a donation, email kramerj64@aol.com or visit the Ryan’s Song facebook page.

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yan Fellman practically grew up on the

ice. He has been playing hockey since he was five years old. So, it was not surprising that when it came time to fundraising, the Cypress Bay High School junior decided to host a skate-a-thon. Skate for Wishes will raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation on Sunday, May 27th. Ryan hopes to raise $5,000. That’s enough money to grant the wish of one child with a life-threatening medical condition. “I selected Make-A-Wish as the beneficiary because I’ve always grown up watching programs on ESPN’s Sports Center about athletes helping to make the wish of a sick child a reality, and I wanted to be able to give another child the same opportunity,” he explains. Ryan first did that four years ago when he held a similar event for his Bar Mitzvah project. “I raised almost $3,500. That was enough to grant the wish of a sick child who decided to go on a shopping spree to Broward Mall.” Ryan says it felt great to know he made a difference in a child’s life. He’s hoping that with the community’s support he will be able to grant another wish. He is already well on his way. Ryan has collected over $1,000 by collecting door-to-door in his neighborhood and

Skate for Wishes will take place on Sunday, May 27th from 3:30-5pm at the Saveology Iceplex, 3299 Sportsplex Drive in Coral Springs. To reserve a spot for skating or to make a donation, contact Ryan Fellman at hockey_star28@yahoo. com. Checks should be make payable to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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n difficult economic times, making Mortgage payments and buying groceries can take priority over expenses like credit card debt. But once a credit card payment is late, interest rates can skyrocket to 29.99% making minimum payments double, at a time when a family can least afford it. Inevitably, past due statements pile up and the creditor calls begin. That is why it is important to learn strategies to deal with creditors, which allow some breathing room until critical decisions can ultimately be made about the best plan to deal with the debt. Here are some good tips to remember: Never give creditors your Credit or Debit card number - It is better to send the creditor a check or process the payment on your own through the creditor’s online website. Never send creditors post-dated checks - Creditors may ask you to send post-dated checks, don’t do it. They can be cashed anytime, even before the date on the check. And, if the check later bounces, your situation will become even worse. Never cash out your 401K or other retirement accounts to payoff creditors - In addition to early withdrawal penalties, and IRS tax consequences, perhaps the worst mistake you can make is to rob yourself of your only savings, which are “safe” from creditors and in Bankruptcy and will provide support you may need later in life. Stop the creditor calls - Phone calls are one of collectors’ most powerful weapons. But under Federal law, you can stop creditors from calling, by sending each one a letter Certified, Return Receipt Requested, directing them to stop calling and only send you communications to advise you of a pending legal action. After that, you can find out how to solve your debt problems once and for all, through debt management or bankruptcy.

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age of homes? Rising demand for homes has cut into the supply, which is already low because many sellers -- especially those with negative equity -- are waiting for prices to increase before putting properties on the market. According to the National Association of Realtors®, about 2.43 million existing homes were listed for sale in February, the fewest for the month since 2005. That year, U.S. home sales reached a record 7.08 million. The number of listings rose by 100,000 from January, a seasonal bump that occurred every February since 2000 except for 2008. The February supply of unsold homes listed for sale was down almost 50 percent from a year earlier in markets such as Miami, Phoenix and Oakland, California, according to Realtor.com. The Miami Association of Realtors® reported that single-family home prices in the Miami area increased 19 percent from a year earlier to a median $175,000 in February, the third consecutive year-over-year increase. “The number of listings fell to 5,061 in February, or about six months’ supply, down from a nine-month supply a year earlier, as foreign buyers joined out-of-staters and Floridians seeking to take advantage of low prices,” said Ron Shuffield, president of EWM Realtors® International. Another reason for the shortage is international buyers. Buyers from around the world know that the United States is still the safest place to invest – and what would be better than to have a second home in sunny South Florida? According to Florida Realtors®, there are two reasons foreign buyers love South Florida: vacation and value. “With its beaches, golf, shopping, boating and cultural and tourist attractions, Florida has been a global vacation destination for four decades.” Thirty percent of the international buyers purchase in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area. However, here is how the entire state rates: If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, now is the time. Florida is offering excellent values for international buyers compared with vacation destinations in other parts of the world. Call me today if you would like to know the value of your home. I would love to provide you a market analysis regardless of your decision! Phyllis M. Scarberry, CRS, CLHMS, SRES, E-pro, Certified Relocation Specialist, Realtor® is affiliated with EWM Realtors® International and has been licensed for twenty-three years and is the Real Estate expert in Weston and its surrounding communities. She has assembled a team of highly trained professionals to help take care of the many details that come with buying, selling and leasing your property. To learn more, call (954)980-3385, e-mail Scarberry.p@ewm.com, or visit http://www.PhyllisMScarberry.com.

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April 2012 sales of Weston single-Family Homes Weston Hills Country Club $680,000

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BONAVENTURE 681 RANCH ROAD

$600,000

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$325,000 $285,000 $336,500 $240,000

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$740,000 $640,000 $535,000 $410,000 $355,000

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5,207 3,650 3,260 3,260 2,724

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$274,000

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$226,000

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$630,000 $310,000 $307,000 $315,000 $290,000

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3,403 2,069 1,817 2,349 1,754

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GABLES AT BONAVENTURE 28 GABLES BL 24 GABLES BL

$186,000 $250,000

LA COSTA AT BONAVENTURE 16250 LA COSTA DR

CAPTIVA CAY 2160 COVE LN 2076 WINDWARD CR 2088 ISLAND CIR

COUNTRY ISLES 1607 NEWPORT LN EMERALD COURTS - OPAL CREEK 16204 OPAL CREEK DR

EMERALD ESTATES 16531 RUBY LK

HIBISCUS ISLAND 1216 BAYVIEW CR 1330 SEABAY RD 1280 SEABAY RD 1460 SEABAY RD

ISLES AT WESTON 3734 E COQUINA WY 3770 E COQUINA WY 4480 E SENECA AV 4204 W WHITEWATER AV 19148 SENECA AV

NORTH LAKES 844 FALLING WATER RD

SAN MESSINA 1531 PALERMO DR

SAVANNA 778 SUNFLOWER CIR 1719 WINTERBERRY LANE 1569 WINTERBERRY LN 469 CONSERVATION DR 1434 CANARY ISLAND DR

Community / Address 1175 ALEXANDER BND 662 CONSERVATION DR 975 SUNFLOWER CIR 1072 SEQUOIA LN 1348 CROSSBILL CT 1367 PLUMOSA WY 638 HONEYSUCKLE LN

Sold Price Beds Baths Sq.Ft. Garage Pool Water $262,500 $250,000 $380,000 $355,500 $450,000 $240,000 $389,000

3 3 5 5 5 3 4

2 2 4 3.5 3.5 2 2.5

1,650 1,476 3,130 2,200 3,035 1,533 2,242

2 2 2 2 2 2 2

N N N N N N N

N N N N N N N

$275,000

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2.5

1,857

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$445,000 $545,000 $380,000 $364,300

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2,918 2,858 2,704 2,402

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N N N N

$327,000 $395,000 $355,400

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2.5 2.5 2.5

2,128 2,458 2,309

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N Y Y

N Y Y

$235,000 $320,000 $330,000

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2 3 2.5

1,639 2,353 2,278

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N N N

N N N

$248,000 $428,000 $280,000 $310,000

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1,390 2,969 1,929 2,169

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Y N N Y

$230,000 $438,000

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N Y

N N

$635,000 $780,000 $525,000 $520,000 $1,400,000 $1,700,000 $460,000

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3.5 4.5 3.5 3.5 5.5 4 3

3,049 4,347 3,022 3,499 4,816 4,481 2,315

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$925,000

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6,653

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THE FALLS 561 SLIPPERY ROCK RD

THE ISLANDS 1230 CAMELLIA LN 1529 LANTANA DR 1421 LANTANA CT 1121 CAMELLIA CIR

THE LAKES 240 E BAYRIDGE DR 1070 FAIRFAX LN 384 CAMERON DR

THE MEADOWS 936 TANGLEWOOD CR 1259 MEADOWS BL 648 WILLOW BEND RD

THE RIDGES 4326 MAHOGANY RIDGE DR 4110 PALMETTO TR 4434 MAHOGANY RIDGE DR 4146 SABAL RIDGE CIR

THE SPRINGS 394 BERMUDA SPRINGS DR 769 BOWMAN CT

WESTON HILLS COUNTRY CLUB 2525 HUNTERS RUN WY 2503 HUNTERS RUN WY 2564 JARDIN DR 2538 JARDIN DR 2528 ROYAL PALM WY 2526 ROYAL PALM WY 2718 OAKMONT

WINDMILL RANCHES 3425 SADDLEBROOK LN

WINDMILL RESERVE 19008 PARK RIDGE ST

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Every day is

Mother’s Day at Salon One80

By Stacey Bomser

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t’s not unusual to see mothers and daughters enjoying an

afternoon together at a salon, especially at Salon One80. But what’s unique about this situation is that many of them are not clients, they’re stylists and technicians. There are four sets of mothers and daughters working side-by-side at Salon One80, including owner Renee Zapata and her daughter Alyssa. Family is extremely important to Renee, both her immediate family and her extended salon family. “My husband and four children motivate me to be the best I can be as a mother, wife, daughter, friend, stylist and employer. The love of my own family is greater than any bond I could have imagined, and the love of my salon family completes me.” Renee has worked with some of them so long they practically are family. Barbara gave Renee her first job in this industry over 20 years ago, and now Barbara and her mother Lou are working for Renee. “Barbara is more than a mentor. She’s like a mother-figure who has provided guidance to me along the Salon One80 owner Renee Zapata and her daughter Alyssa. way,” shares Renee. “She gave me the love and encouragement throughout my career to be here today, fulfilling my lifelong dream of owning my own salon.” There are two other sets of mothers and daughters working in the salon: Patti and Renee and her staff attend all the big hair shows and take continuing education Amanda, and Kim and Brittany. In addition, Salon One80 has two sets of sisters: Jeri classes to keep current on the latest techniques and trends. In addition, Renee is always and Kim, and Maria and Ana. seeking out the best new products in the industry. This includes Global Keratin, one of While not everyone is related, the Salon One80 staff certainly acts like one big happy the only hair straightening products approved by the FDA. “Not only does it prevent family. This extends to their clients as well. “Some of my clients have been with me so frizz, but it is also safe in saltwater. That’s really important here in South Florida as we long, I now cut the hair of their children,” boasts Renee. “It’s amazing!” get into summer and the swimming and sunning months when everyone hits the beach.” That’s not to say new clients are not welcome; quite the contrary. Salon One80 has The salon recently introduced the Thicken It line. The stylists can now offer three a reputation as the friendliest salon in town. “My number one goal is to make Salon different types of hair extensions, so there is an option for every budget and hair type. One80 the place where everyone wants to go and always feel welcome,” says Renee. The full service salon also offers a complete menu of nail services, including Gelish “We receive so many compliments from clients. They all love the intimacy of the salon. and Shellac, as well as skin care and facial treatments using the exclusive Dermalogica From the moment you walk in you sense the warmth. It’s a welcoming and relaxing product line. place to be.” Why not treat mom to a day at the salon for Mother’s Day. To celebrate mothers, Between the warm and inviting staff and the chic and contemporary décor, Renee Salon One80 is offering $10 off any service of $50 or more in May. says many clients have been known to hang out at the salon. “It’s a place people look forward to coming to and I love that!” Salon One80 is located in the Indian Trace Center at 1396 SW 160th Avenue. Salon Clients come for the atmosphere as well as the exceptional service. Salon One80 was hours are Tuesday through Thursday from 9am until 8pm, Friday from 9am until recently recognized as the Best Cut and Color in 2012 Best of Weston. “We are thrilled 6pm, and Saturday from 9am until 5pm. Call (954) 349-4414 to schedule an appointto announce that we have changed our color line to Goldwell,” states Renee. “We also ment. Walk-ins are always welcome. Remember, Salon One80 gift certificates make carry the compatible home care line to keep your color vibrant until your next visit.” wonderful Mother’s Day gifts.

Left: Lou and Barbara are more than mentors to Renee, they’re family. Center: Brittany and Kim. Right: Amanda and Patti.

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Everglades Elementary Unveils Activity Room for Special Needs Students By Stacey Bomser

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ust in time for Autism Awareness

Month, Everglades Elementary School unveiled its new Activity Room to benefit students with special needs. The project was created by parent and staff volunteers donating their time and resources to create a special space to give these children the extra help they need. According to Kelly Busch, an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) parent representative student Ulysses at Everglades Elementary, the activity room was Kindergarten Busch demonstrates some of the equipment designed help autistic specifically designed to create a fun space where students develop theirtomotor skills. teachers and specialists can work with students on issues such as sensory processing difficulties and motor skill planning. “By providing them an opportunity to touch the leaves in the tree which are made of different textured fabrics they can begin to integrate these sensory experiences,” explains Busch. “Some children with autism have a hard time touching sand or feeling something squishy due to their tactile defensiveness. So by painting the sand on our beach wall with a sandpaper texture they can feel it and work on integrating the experience into their comfort zone. With repetition, this helps them to lessen their anxiety and therefore helps them function better in school and at home.” The activity room is also equipped with specialized equipment. For example, the obstacle course’s cushioned steps and opportunities for climbing help children who have issues with timing, sequencing and motor planning.

Volunteers created an Activity Room for special needs students at Everglades Elementary School.

The room features tactile murals which allow students to work on issues such as sensory processing difficulties.

Busch, who is an interior designer, called in a few favors to get the project done. She was able to get the painting, flooring and wood work donated. She also arranged for artist Jeannette Vanoy-Suarez to create the beautiful three-dimensional artwork and murals in the room. Another parent, Ida Kessler, applied for a grant from Lowe’s which enabled Everglades Elementary’s Autism Coach, Pilar Tellez, to purchase the special equipment and supplies for the room. The school’s administration was also very supportive donating a portable classroom to be converted into the activity room. According to Principal Eliot Tillinger, “The activity room is a shining example of our school community working together to enhance the educational experiences of our students."

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Eagle Point Readers Add to School Library By Stacey Bomser

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agle Point Elementary

School students have 49 new books to enjoy. What makes these titles special is that the students earned them by reading other books. Eagle Point participated in We Give Books’ Read for My School program. For every book read on the online site, the program donated one book to the school. The program was open to all members of the Eagle Point family -- students in kindergarten through fifth grade, their families, as well as faculty and staff. “We foster a love of community within Third grader Jailah DeBuck reads a book online our students, and this program seemed to help earn new books for her school. like the ideal avenue to do just that while improving literacy skills,” states Reading Coach Shereen Reynolds who coordinated the Read for My School program. The We Give Books site features fiction and non-fiction by a mix of authors. The age appropriate titles include read-a-louds for not so independent readers as well as a selection for proficient readers. The books can be read using any device with internet access. As a reading specialist, Reynolds promotes any medium that encourages children to read. She sees a growing number of students using e-readers. “Our students are digital natives; technology is an integral part of their lives,” she explains. “As an educator I believe it is my duty to incorporate technology into all aspects of instruction. Digital books encourage the most reluctant reader to dive in to a book. They typically

Third graders Kyle Catania and Terrel Surles search for digital books as part of the We Give Books’ Read for My School program.

contain audio, video and animation. Students are able to highlight unfamiliar words and obtain the definition while reading. In addition, a struggling reader can have the text read to them and follow along.” Eagle Point Elementary engages students in a variety of programs to promote literacy. Through the “Caught Reading” program, when a student is observed reading a book he/she is given a coupon to enter a weekly drawing for a free book. The annual “Principal’s Challenge” challenges students to read a targeted number of books within a specific time period. If they reach the goal, the principal will participate in an activity; last year she had to kiss a pig and a goat. At the recent “Author Night” at Barnes and Noble, students read original work to the community.

Imagine Charter School Second Graders Celebrate Dr. Seuss Day By Stacey Bomser

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r. Seuss is one of America’s most treasured authors. His work

bonds generations. That is one of the reasons Imagine Charter School at Weston second grade teacher Mrs. Romero celebrates Dr. Seuss Day with her class each year. “His rhythm and rhyme, his imagination in his writing, his underlying messages, all this and more is what captivates readers of all ages!” states Mrs. Romero. She invited parents and members of the community to help her class celebrate the beloved author’s birthday this year. “I believe it takes a village to raise a child!” explains Mrs. Romero. “Because of my love of reading, I always try to emphasize its importance in everyday life. With that in mind, I like to show my students that other community helpers and professionals hold reading very near and dear to them as well.” Guest readers including professional tennis player Ryann Foster, anesthesiologist Dr. Ira Abels, police officer Michele Fanelli, and Principal Mrs. Schmidt read a story to the class and discussed their roles in the community. All of the parents were invited to

share a picnic lunch and storybook with their children. In the spirit of the day, Kia Mojtabee, a parent, dressed up as the Grinch to greet children arriving at morning carpool. Other parents came into the classroom to cook green eggs and ham for the class, while Mrs. Romero read the story. Dr. Seuss Day, also known as Read Across America, is just one of many programs she uses to promote literacy in her classroom. “I read aloud to my students on a daily basis, we have D.E.A.R. time (Drop Everything And Read), plus students parent dressed as the Grinch greeted students engage in self selected A as they arrived at school on Dr. Seuss Day. reading for their leveled instruction and take part in the Accelerated Reader program with incentives and challenges,” says Mrs. Romero. Her class also participates in reading buddies with a kindergarten class and parents come in from time to time as “Mystery Readers.” Left: Students in Mrs. Romero’s class enjoyed green eggs and ham in celebration of Dr. Seuss Day. Right: Dr. Ira Abels, an anesthesiologist at the Cleveland Clinic Florida, read a Dr. Seuss-style poem that he composed about becoming a doctor and performed a mock surgery for the students.

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Sagemont Students Excel in Fine Arts By Stacey Bomser

Sagemont School added a second art teacher this year. Both Nino Liguori and Shady Eshghi believe art is about self expression. Their goal is to challenge students’ creativity. students excelling in academics, athletics and the arts. Sagemont students won “It is much more important for me that my students have their own ideas,” explains six awards at the 2012 Student Artist Showcase presented by the Arts Council Mr. Liguori. “I would rather a room full of creativity than talent.” of Greater Weston; this includes Ms. Eshghi agrees. Her goal is for students to become two first place, three second self-directed, autonomous artists. “I refrain from giving place and one third place ribbon. projects to students in which they would copy or recreate Thanks to the school’s strong another artist’s work or style, which to me is like giving them art department, even the youngthe answers before confronting them with the questions. est students are being recogContrarily, by not presenting them with a flood of images nized for their tremendous talent. and art techniques and styles done by other artists, I give Preschool and elementary school them a chance to think, make mistakes and explore. My students take weekly art classes students learn to break away, take risks and think indepenwhich introduce art theory, hisdently, producing their own individual art.” tory and technique. Tenth grader Joslyn Cypress appreciates this teaching “I think it’s important even philosophy. “What I like about art class is that I can be for my youngest students to be creative in my own way and I’m learning and doing new introduced to the many great things that are out of my drawing comfort range. Also, artists and art styles,” explains what I really love is that whatever I learn in art class I use Lauren Tubbs, pre-kindergarten in my own drawings.” through fifth grade art specialEighth grader Camilla Parra-DeAngelis also enjoys the Senior Na Cai won first place at the Student ist and director of the popular freedom of expression. “What I like best about art class is Artist Showcase for Charcoal Practice. Sagemont Art Camp. “This that we can do whatever our minds want to do on a piece teaches the students an appreof paper.” Her creativity and talent was recognized at the ciation for art as well as allows Student Artist Showcase. Camilla’s Acrylic Pointillism piece, experiences for the students to titled US, won second place in the middle school age group. see how the various art concepts Sophomore Samantha Quan also won second place, can be applied.” in the 9-10th grade category, for her Self Portrait. This is She provides opportunities particularly impressive considering she never tried drawfor students to experience all ing portraits until she took her art class with Mr. Liguori. types of processes and media. Valentina Rangel also credits her teacher with challengStudents work with different ing her to learn new skills. “I’ve learned different ways to drawing materials such as pastels, paint and draw.” Her Graphite Pencil Drawing, Serene, charcoal, pencil and ink, as well won first place in the 9-10th grade category at the Student as clay, paper collage, sculpture, Artist Showcase. painting and printmaking. Ms. In addition to the Arts Council of Greater Weston’s Tubbs also introduces mixedStudent Artist Showcase, Sagemont students also enter their media projects. work in the Congressional Art Competition. The school She is thankful The Sagemont also hosts several charity art exhibits each year. Tenth grader Samantha Quan’s School remains committed to You can view the incredible artwork produced by Sagemont Self Portrait won second place. the arts at a time when many students at the school’s Online Art Gallery at http://youtu. elementary schools are cutbe/rQUPw7IfQ3w. It includes pieces by students from ting art programs. According preschool through 12th grade. to Ms. Tubbs, “An art education is important for kids for Sagemont’s Student many reasons. For one, art class Artist Showcase Winners provides students with chances Jenna Halberg to freely explore and expand (2nd Place / K,1,2 category / New York City) their creativity that often they Camilla Parra-DeAngelis are not provided in the regular (2nd Place / 6-8 category / US) classroom. Additionally, for many Valentina Rangel students that struggle in other (1st Place / 9-10 category / Serene) subject areas, art is an outlet for Samantha Quan them and an area where they (2nd Place / 9-10 category / Self Portrait) can excel.” Xiaoyu Many students opt to con(3rd Place / 9-10 category / Untitled) tinue their art studies in middle Na Cai Kindergartener Jenna Halberg’s cityscape, school and high school. Art is New York City, won second place. (1st Place / 11-12 category / Charcoal Practice) such a popular elective that The

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University School Students Receive Prestigious Art Awards By Stacey Bomser

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hree of the nation’s

top teenage artists live here in Weston. As winners of the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, these three University School of NSU students will be recognized during a special ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall in New York City on June 1st. Their artwork may be chosen to be exhibited at Parsons The New School for Design. Rori Kotch, Gabi Lauzier and Evy Sands are among the eight University School students who Weston’s Evy Sands (left), Rori Kotch, and Gabi Lauzier earned a Scholastic Award for art. are among the eight University School students to have The 89-year-old national program received a prestigious Scholastic Award for art. recognizes outstanding creative teenagers and entered by students in grades seven through twelve. offers scholarship opportunities to graduating high Only 1,600 received national recognition and represchool seniors. sent the top one-percent of submissions to the 2012 Senior Rori Kotch received a gold medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. digital art category for her piece, “Modification.” The 2012 Award winners join the ranks of some Junior Gabi Lauzier’s “Fertility Mantle” won a of our country’s most talented artists and writers gold medal in the jewelry category. Sophomore who received prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Evy Sands received a silver medal for her painting, Awards when they were in school. Among this “Traumatized.” “Who’s Who” is New Yorker illustrator Edward Sorel, “We are so proud of our University School National who will join the 2012 winners at the Carnegie Hall Award winners!” states Jenny Cook, Director of ceremony. Other winners include Robert Redford, the Arts. “Each year our students in the visual arts Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, John Lithgow, Joyce mesmerize our school and community with their Carol Oates, John Baldessari, Zac Posen, Sylvia Plath, artwork and this year to have Middle School and Richard Avedon, Robert Indiana, and Abdi Farah Upper School award winners in several categories (first season winner of the Bravo reality show Work is a testament to the depth and breadth of our arts of Art: The Next Great Artist). program.” Top Right: “Fertility Mantle” by Gabi Lauzier. The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers adminBottom Left: “Traumatized” by Evy Sands. isters the annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Bottom Right: “Modification” by Rori Kotch. American Learning Systems, one of 116 affiliate organizations nationwide, selected the top Broward County artists. Those pieces were then submitted for national adjudication by a panel of jurors comprised of artists, authors, educators, and other industry professionals. The works of art and writing were evaluated on originality, technical skill, and the emergence of personal vision or voice. This year, more than 200,000 submissions were www.ourcityweston.com | To Advertise in Our City Weston, Please call 954-306-1007 | May 2012

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Boosterthon Benefits Country Isles' Classroom Technology Using a Promethean Board, Mrs. Diaz’s second grade class plays an interactive game to practice their language arts skills.

By Stacey Bomser

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oday’s students are growing up in the information age. Technology

is an integral part of their education. Students at Country Isles Elementary School are now utilizing the latest technology, which they helped purchase with funds raised from a Boosterthon Fun Run. The 20-year-old school, the oldest in Weston, was in dire need of new technology. Not only to replace the ailing computers which were no longer under warranty or fixable, but also to add Interactive White Boards which were not even invented when Country Isles was built. So, this year the PTA, students and staff launched an ambitious effort to raise funds to create “Smart Classrooms.” According to PTA Co-President Lori Hersey, the entire school took part in an “EPIC Adventure” which culminated in the Boosterthon Fun Run fundraiser. The fitness and leadership program is designed to help schools raise needed funds for education while inspiring students to live character-filled lives. “Boosterthon’s character theme this year, Epic Adventure, showed students how to work together in teams through the adventure actions: Encourage, Play, Invite and Celebrate,” explains Hersey. “This led up to the Boosterthon Fun Run event where students were encouraged to gather pledges for each lap they ran.” The students took their fundraising seriously. The school exceeded its financial goal, raising over $20,000 for technology purchases. The PTA put that money to good use, purchasing new IMac computers for 15 classrooms and Interactive Whiteboard Technology for another five classrooms. “Students and teachers at Country Isles are using the new technology purchased to enhance the academics of all students. They are excited about learning and using the new equipment in all academic areas,” states Acting Principal Mindy Morgan.

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Cypress Bay’s Television Production Class Outreaches to Community By Rebecca Rubin, student writer

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ttending camp is not always

accessible. This is where Cypress Bay High School’s Television Production (CBTV) class comes into play. Over 100 kids from both North Fork Elementary and Plantation Elementary were bused to Cypress Bay for the second annual “Camp Cypress” — a one-day camp for hardworking students in inner city elementary schools. “I wanted to create a community service project that would benefit the community,” said CBTV president Alyssa Goldstein, who founded and organized the event. “Last year was so successful so we decided to do it again.” The day was filled with arts and crafts, carnival games, face painting, and recording a mock news broadcast in CBTV’s stuA counselor/member of dio. Campers also learned leadership and Top: CBTV explains the role of a newscaster to campers before teamwork skills. they start a mock broadcast. “It is honestly the best feeling in the world,” Bottom: Freshman Chloe Nelson highsaid Goldstein, a senior at Cypress Bay. fives a camper after coming down the inflatable slide. Carnival slides were one “These kids are craving attention and it just of the activities planned at Camp Cypress. becomes an emotional and good experience.” Goldstein added that the instantaneous friendships that sparked between campers and counselors enhanced the overall experience. “The event went well and everyone became close,” she said. “The kids were so happy. The ultimate goal was for everyone to have a good time.” Sponsors funded the event, and 60 counselors, all Cypress Bay students, ran Camp Cypress. “Knowing I am able to help these kids makes me ecstatic,” said freshman Chloe Nelson, who was a counselor. “The kids have been saying it’s the best day of their life.” Nelson, a member of CBTV, helped supervise the carnival’s inflatable slides and said the entire experience was “amazing.” “This is everything to them and every kid I’ve talked to asked ‘Do I have to go home?’” she said. “Seeing them smile makes me smile.” CBTV furthered its connection with the community when it aired a special episode of “Aftershock”, a weekly student produced human-interest variety show, for residents of Weston on Advanced Cable Communications. “Our Vice President of Promotions contacted Advanced Cable and we put an episode together to send to them,” said CBTV Adviser Kurt Doster. “They liked it and wanted it to air more because it got better ratings.” Gianna De Lannoy, CBTV’s Vice President of Promotions said the show was a good way to inform the community of what is going on at Cypress Bay, as well as get sponsors for their program. “It is also definitely good with the career in technical programming because it shows what we are able to do,” said De Lannoy, a sophomore. The show, which aired on February 20th and 23rd, proved to be a success as Advanced Cable had more viewers than usual. CBTV would like to start airing the show monthly and eventually sell commercial space. Rebecca Rubin is a junior at Cypress Bay High School. She is Copy Editor for the student-run school newspaper, The Circuit. Other than writing, her interests and hobbies include dance, cooking, and traveling.

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Artwork Unites Falcon Cove 8th Graders By Stacey Bomser

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he Falcon Cove Middle

School PTA is sending the eighth grade out in style. In addition to presenting each student with a class t-shirt, the PTA is rolling out the red carpet for the end-of-the-year dance. To get the students involved, the PTA invited eighth graders to create an original design which would be voted on by classmates. PTA President Ana Maria Pol says students were free to draw whatever they thought best represented their class, with no design restrictions. There were 18 design submissions. The first place winner was a collaborative effort by Corina Mintzias, Mary-Ann Cienfuegos and Marissa Akers. Their image will be printed on the Falcon Cove eighth graders Corina Mary-Ann Cienfuegos and Marissa t-shirts presented to each eighth grader. Mintzias, Akers show their winning design which According to the girls, they were will be featured on the class t-shirts. inspired by their peers. “The crowd design is significant to our grade because it shows us coming together and having a good time. As you can see, we’re all cheering. It represents the great amount of students at our school that we have met and created amazing friendships with.” They look forward to keeping this t-shirt as a memento to remind

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Hearing Impaired Children Enjoy Field Day Fun By Stacey Bomser

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Bay High School is actively involved with the local deaf community. Members take part in various activities throughout the year, but none as rewarding as its annual field day. Every spring, the club hosts a field day for elementary and middle school age students enrolled at The Center for Hearing and Communication. Club members plan a day full of games, sports and activities. This year, the children enjoyed about 15 events, ranging from water balloon tosses and tug-of-war to egg races and watermelon eating competitions. “Field day is a great opportunity for was one of the most Members of the American Sign Language club members to practice their signing Tug-of-war popular field day activities. Club enjoying a picnic with students from The Center for Hearing and Communication. skills and interact with deaf children,” states Maria Amato, ASL Club vice president and says Maria. “Our students get to know the very well during the year and always look field day chair. “The program also helps bring club forward to the next time we will be with them.” members closer together.” ASL Club members take the children on field trips. According to Maria, this year Of course, the event also helps club members they went to Lion Country Safari. In the past they have gone to Disney World. bond with the deaf children. Field day is just one In addition to interacting with the deaf community, the ASL Club teaches members of many activities the club hosts for The Center about deaf culture. Students take part in various activities including Deaf Awareness for Hearing and Communication students. “They Day, Silent Dinner, and Silent Day. They also put on a show every year. are sweet children and we love to be around them,” The ASL Club at Cypress Bay consists mainly of students enrolled in American Sign Language classes, but it is open to anyone interested in sign language. The club Cypress Bay 11th grader Taylor Bayne celebrates success in the egg race. has about 60 members.

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Cypress Bay Boys Basketball Celebrates Athletics and Academics By Stacey Bomser

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nce again the C ypress Bay Boys

Basketball team has proven its prowess on the courts and in the classroom. The team won back-to-back state academic championships for basketball. “We won the State 8A title with a 3.438 overall unweighted team GPA,” boasts Coach Jason Looky. “The closest in our division was a 3.1 Furthermore, our team has the highest team GPA of ALL public schools in the entire state, 1A to 8A.” Senior Zack Freesman personifies the term “student” athlete. He has a 4.65 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, DECA State Champion, and Owen Walker Jr. Student Athlete Scholarship Award recipient. “The discipline and determination that you must have to be successful on the court is the same within the classroom,” states Zack. “Basketball gives you the tools to thrive in academics, along with everyday settings.” The boys embody teamwork on and off the court. According to Coach Looky, generally when one player is struggling in a subject another steps in and helps tutor. The Cypress Bay Boys basketball team won the Academic State Title. He credits the team’s success to leadership, particularly by the senior players. “They appearance,” boasts Coach Looky. held each other accountable all year long. When you have the senior leadership we did, He says the season was so successful he can’t pick just one highlight. “I would have great things happen.” to say we had a Triple Crown: winning the Mission Prep Tournament in California; That is certainly true. The Cypress Bay team went 19-7 this season. “We advanced winning our second straight District tournament; and winning our second straight farther than any Cypress Bay basketball team in school history with a Regional Semifinal Academic State Title."

Lady Lightning Light Up the Gridiron By Stacey Bomser

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opportunities to female athletes unavailable at many schools. Through a unique partnership between the Miami Dolphins and the Broward County Athletic Association, girls in our community are able to play flag football. The program started in 1997 and today there are over 20 teams in the county play-

The Lady Lightning at the Miami Dolphins Girls High School Flag Jamboree presented by Under Armour. Photo courtesy Miami Dolphins.

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ing the sport. The Miami Dolphins recently hosted over 400 of these female athletes at the team’s indoor training facility for the Girls High School Flag Jamboree presented by Under Armour. “This is one of our prouder achievements because we were here since the beginning,” states Twan Russell, Director of Youth and Community Programs for the Miami Dolphins. He points out that the NFL actually uses the Dolphins’ program as a prototype to promote girls flag football to other teams. “It is exciting to see how women’s football has evolved and changed,” notes Russell. “I really believe that in the next ten years women’s football is going to be a collegiate sport and it is going to explode because women really Angela Hogan prepares want to play the game.” to throw the ball. Photo That was definitely evident at the Jamboree. Twenty- courtesy Miami Dolphins. six teams took part in the day-long event which included 13 games. The Cypress Bay Lady Lighting lost to Taravella, 12-6. Despite the upset, Cypress Bay Head Coach Steve Leland says the Jamboree was a great experience. “The Jamboree is always great because you get to play teams you wouldn’t otherwise see in season. It gives the girls a chance to watch the other teams as well. It’s great for the girls to come out and be on the field. They look at it as a real opportunity. It is the big time for them.” As a former professional football player, Russell says it’s exciting to see girls embracing flag football and disproving that football is a boys’ sport. “Their intensity and passion for the game is that same as any boy.” He is looking forward to the day when girls can earn scholarship opportunities for football.

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Optimizing Digestion with Yoga and Diet By Fabienne C. Grossman, RD/LD, 200-RYT

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START EARLY Begin working with your stylist as soon as possible to perfect the cut, color and condition of your hair well before the day of your wedding. Keep in mind it may take several months, so speak with your stylist about creating a customized plan. Your hair will look best in photos if it has natural, subtle highlights. Begin your color transformation well in advance of your wedding and have your last cut and color service 2 weeks prior. Get your hair in optimal condition by having deep conditioning treatments by asking your stylist to develop a regimen based on your specific hair type and needs. SELECT YOUR STYLE Choosing the right hair style is critical; after all you and your family will be looking at these photos of your wedding day for years to come. Here are 2 golden rules of success for a timeless look.

Hair and make-up trials are essential to reach perfection on your wedding day. The goal of the trial is not to perfect the look, but instead to discuss and try different options with your stylist. Here are some tips on making the trials a success. BOOK AHEAD Book your trial 4-6 weeks prior to your wedding preferably on a slower day in the salon. SHOW AND TELL Bring anything which will help your stylist to understand the look you want to achieve. These could be a picture of your dress taken at a fitting, a swatch of fabric, cut out pictures of brides, a camera, your headpiece and veil. Wear something dressy on trial day. If you are wearing something casual, it will be difficult to judge the look.

STAY TRUE WHEN YOU SAY I DO! Avoid one of the most common bridal mistakes, don’t lose your identity when selecting your hairstyle. The chosen style should flatter and enhance your beauty and stay close to your own look and style.

LET YOUR HAIR DOWN If you will be making an outfit change, you may consider letting your hair down for the reception. If so, ensure you communicate this, so your stylist will know how firm your style needs to be. Flexible hairspray , is what is needed to have intense style memory without being too stiff, sticky or flaky to be brushed through. A boar bristle brush will be gentler than a plastic one.

LET YOUR GOWN BE YOUR GUIDE! Your hair should reflect the line of your dress. If you have a gown with slim, clean lines your hair should also have clean lines and be smooth. If you are going for a fairy tale look for lots of intricate detail and texture in your hair.

MAKE IT UP Your make up trial should be in lighting similar to what will be on your wedding day. Make sure you change your lip color from day to night and have your own to refresh later. Glossy rose, pins and reds look great in photos and bold color should be kept for the night.

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iery red heads, fierce red heads and racy reds

are just a few of the terms used for that head-turning color you see coming out of a salon or walking down the street. Do you ever think to yourself, “I wonder if I could wear that?” As a stylist, my answer would be “Why not?” I believe there is a red head in all of us. From strawberry blonde to ginger to auburn, there’s a red for everyone. In selecting your shade, it is important to find a complimentary color that pulls the undertones of the natural hair color and for the stylist to create a comparative blend. Together, you and your stylist can pick the right shade of red for you to wear and love.

Will you commit to your red or omit it?

Taking care of your red starts with commitment to your stylist and trusting his/ her expert advice. You must also use the right products. For example, Chroma Sensitive Cleansing Balm by Kerastase is the first anti-fade cleansing balm to wash hair without stripping color away. It’s ideal for color treated hair. Unlike regular shampoos, this product adds deep conditioner to the mix of mild cleansing agents with a blend of ¼ cleansing agent and ¾ deep conditioner. Another option is Kerastase Bain Miroir moisturizing shampoo for sensitized, color treated hair boosting radiance and shine. This should be followed with Chrome Reflect Masque. When styling, a heat protecting product such as Chroma Thermique must always be applied.

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Although the hair industry predicts that we will see a lot of brunettes opting for red in the next few months, not all ladies will be open to becoming a ravishing redhead. An extremely good option could be the new Ombre look, which is a freehand technique just like an artist would use. Pre-lightening the ends and then double dipping in different tones of reds such as peach, copper or cinnamon will truly update the look for this season. Another very effective technique used for reds is achieved by painting ribbons of various red shades applied using three tones in a swirling diagonal section parting that follows the curve of the head and the hair’s natural growth patterns. This technique works brilliantly with haircuts that have length such as bobs as it adds texture and increases movement in the hair. Sarah Bearden is a creative stylist and colorist at Helen Charles Salon London. She is known for creating the latest looks and trends with her cutting edge styles and techniques. As a member of the salon’s artistic team, Sarah heads the editorial department and works on international and local fashion shows. To schedule an appointment with Sarah or any of the salon’s talented stylists, call (954) 349-9220. The Helen Charles Salon London is conveniently located at 1660 Market Street in the heart of the Weston Town Center. For more information, visit www.helencharlessalon.com.

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Where Does The Pain Come From? By Dr. Behar and Dr. Browner

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of the largest and fastest growing health care challenges in the industrialized world. The costs of this epidemic are enormous. In the United States alone, about $50 billion annually is incurred as a result of low back pain. What can be done to gain control of this problem? In order to provide appropriate and effective treatment for any suffering patient it is imperative to identify the exact source of the complaint and the mechanism of the injury or condition. New research into the nerve supply of spinal discs together with clinical studies on pain has dispelled many long-held beliefs about the source of back and neck pain. Strong evidence now points directly to the intervertebral disc (the 'cushion' between each vertebrae) as one of the primary sources of pain. Following the disc, the next most common originator of pain is the joint capsule (the tough ligamentous covering that encapsulates spinal joints). Two primary factors have been shown to irritate or damage spinal discs: acute hyperflexion loading of the disc, such as sudden lifting of a heavy object in a bent-over position, and sustained loading of the disc, such as prolonged sitting. In both cases, positions of flexion where the normal spinal curves are reduced or reversed is the mechanism by which compressive loads are applied to the spinal discs to create injury. This has been demonstrated in several studies that show many back and neck pain sufferers tend to have less lumbar and cervical curves than normal. Adverse loading of the disc may also be the result of abnormal posture and repetitive unilateral activities, all of which load the disc asymmetrically. Thus, many factors can cause damage to the disc, resulting in impaired disc nutrition and eventual deterioration, producing pain.

Most spinal pain, therefore, is a direct result of loss of normal spinal alignment and curvature, and abnormal posture causing asymmetrical disc pressure. In our office, caring for patients with spinal pain begins with a detailed physical exam that includes a comprehensive history, postural evaluation and other procedures to objectively assess the structural condition of the spine and the spinal curves. Once we understand the mechanism of injury, the exact abnormal postures that contributed to disc damage and the condition of the spinal curves (alignment), appropriate and effective treatment can be provided. For example, “Linda� recently came to our office for help with chronic headaches and neck pain. She had tried medication and various therapies, to no avail. When we examined her, x-rays revealed she had significant misalignment of the vertebrae in her neck. This was causing disc compression, joint stiffness and nerve irritation, a condition chiropractic doctors call spinal subluxation. To help Linda regain her health it was imperative that our treatment correct the subluxation in her cervical spine. Following a program of precise, gentle chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitative procedures to improve the spinal alignment and function of her neck, Linda was re-evaluated. Not only was her pain gone, but most importantly, new x-rays demonstrated near-normal alignment. With her subluxation finally corrected, Linda could now look forward to happiness and better health in the years to come. For a consultation or more information you can reach Dr. Browner and Dr. Behar at Windmill Health Center in Weston at 954-217-4881. They also have two additional locations to serve you in Pembroke Pines and Plantation; contact the Weston location for more information.

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changes to our alimony laws in the state of Florida. There was a proposal that was in fact passed by the State House of Representatives which would have ended the possibility of permanent alimony in this state. Permanent Alimony could be awarded if the couple was in a long term marriage (17 years or more) and the other requirements of “need” and “ability” existed in the case. If Permanent Alimony was awarded, the receiving spouse would be entitled to a monthly payment until such time as the receiving spouse was to remarry or either party died. There were other changes proposed as well. After much lobbying and debate, this proposal did not get passed by the State Senate and therefore did not become law. This, however, does not mean that the issue is forever forgotten and I would not be surprised if this matter came before the state legislature again next term.

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In the meantime, I thought it might be best to summarize the existing laws concerning alimony so there is no misunderstanding as to what was merely a proposal versus what is in fact existing law. Florida lists several factors in determining whether alimony is appropriate. Some of these factors are: ▸▸ The standard of living established during the marriage ▸▸ The duration of the marriage ▸▸ The financial resources of each party ▸▸ The age and health of each party If based upon the above (as well as some other factors contained within the law) alimony is warranted, the issue then becomes what form of alimony? There are several possibilities. Each of the choices primarily depends on the length of marriage. As stated earlier in the article, a long term marriage is defined as a marriage of 17 years or more. This results in a presumption of Permanent Alimony. Even with such a presumption, an award of permanent alimony is not automatic. Marriage of less than 7 years is considered a short term marriage. A short term marriage could result in “Bridge the Gap” alimony, which is awarded to assist a party by providing support to allow the party to make a transition from being married to being single. A marriage of greater than 7 years is considered a moderate term marriage and could result in an award of Durational Alimony. The purpose of Durational Alimony is to provide a party with economic assistance for a set period of time. The above are just guidelines and there are in fact other factors which must be considered. As previously stated, the length of marriage is just one facto the Courts consider. It is best to consult with an experienced family law attorney for a further explanation. If you have any questions contact my office for a free consultation at 954-385-9160.

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Legally Speaking

Using a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Plan to Keep Your Home and Investment Properties for Much Less than You Owe By Omar J. Arcia, Esq. Foreclosure Defense and Bankruptcy Protection Attorney

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Unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, under a Chapter 13 a debtor restructures instead of liquidating debts. A Chapter 13 debtor has the ability to repay over a period of 3-5 years, all mortgage arrearages, late fees, escrow shortages, credit card and other unsecured debt negotiated down to about one percent (1%) of the amount owed, reduced student loan payments, IRS liens, reduced car payments, and even attorneys’ fees are paid over time as part of the Chapter 13 plan. Perhaps the most beneficial part of a Chapter 13 plan is the ability to remove all second mortgages, lines of credit and other liens (including homeowners’ association liens) from your principal residence, and to significantly reduce principal balances on investment properties.

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motherhood. It is only fitting, therefore, that we also recognize the body changes that motherhood brings. Pregnancy creates changes in the woman’s abdominal skin and muscles. Multiple pregnancies multiply this effect. Breasts are also greatly affected by pregnancy. Many women like the appearance of their breasts during pregnancy because the breasts become full and robust. Often, women are disappointed after pregnancy when the breasts lose their fullness and begin to drift downward. The good news is that many of the undesirable effects on the woman’s body from pregnancy can often be minimized before, or improved afterwards, through good peri-natal care, as well as, the judicious and timely use of plastic surgery.

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The breasts typically lose their fullness and descend to a lower position after pregnancy. Sometimes the areolae also stretch. The reasons for these changes are simple -- gravity and skin tone. The surgical treatment of post-pregnancy breast changes depends upon the condition. Lack of fullness requires placement of implants to restore volume. Breast droopiness requires a lift procedure. Lift techniques vary but typically involve a greater degree of scarring than simple breast augmentation. Areolae can also be made smaller at the same time. Sometimes, patients can benefit from both a breast lift and augmentation to restore position and fullness.

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The abdomen does the heavy lifting in pregnancy. It’s no surprise, therefore, that after pregnancy extra skin and stretch marks can remain. Another common effect of pregnancy is a separation of the paired rectus abdominus (i.e. sit-up) muscles. The result is a gap between the muscles. It is because of this anatomical separation of the muscles that abdominal exercises after pregnancy, such as sit-ups, are of limited value. In cases of loose abdominal skin, stretch marks, and muscle separation, the procedure of choice is an abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. Like the breast lift, tummy tuck surgery requires scars that need to be accepted by the patient. The tradeoff, however, is substantial removal of excess skin and stretch marks, as well as repositioning of the muscles. The result is a dramatic tightening of the belly with a very high degree of satisfaction. Since both the breasts and the belly are affected by pregnancy, women often choose a combination of procedures. Sometimes, other areas, such as the love handles or the thighs, also become part of the mommy makeover. As with all plastic surgery, a thorough and honest consultation with an experienced surgeon is key. Happy Mother’s Day! Dr. Jorge Perez is a board certified plastic surgeon. He performs surgery at Broward Health Weston. He has served as a consultant for both U.S. breast implant manufacturers and has lectured to thousands of surgeons worldwide on the subject of breast surgery and body contouring. He was also selected as a principal investigator for a national FDA-approved study on abdominoplasty. Dr. Perez is a member of the National Council of Leaders in Breast Aesthetics and has been selected since 2000 among Castle Connolly/U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Top Doctors (again for 2012-2013). Learn about The Dirty Little Secrets of Plastic Surgery in this month’s blog. Visit www.PerezPlasticSurgery.com or call (954) 351-2200 for more information.

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Letting Go With Love By Alina Gastesi-de Armas, MA, MEd, LMHC

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crazy expecting something from someone who has nothing to give or feeling frustrated because you are trying to make a person someone he or she is not, then it is time to look at your definition of love. Love is not supposed to be painful. Yes, there is pain involved in any relationship but if it is painful most of the time then something is not working. Unfortunately, you may be pretending that a person is someone he or she is not. You may be spending precious time trying to get someone to love you in a certain way, when that person cannot or will not?

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It is time to let it go. It is time to let go of your insistence that they become the person you want them to be as well as let go of demanding that they give you something they are neither willing nor capable of giving. This does not necessarily mean that you have to immediately stop loving that person. It means that you love them for who they are. You release that person to be who he or she actually is. You stop trying to make that person be someone he or she is not. You deal with your feelings and walk away from the destructive cycle of broken promises, high demands, and endless frustrations. You learn to detach with love. Being detached and letting go with love does not mean that you cannot enjoy anything or enjoy being with anyone. Rather, it refers to that very strong clinging behavior to anything or anyone that causes you problems; that behavior insists on a reality that does not exist and creates havoc trying to achieve it. Detachment is the determination to be free. Just as Melody Beattie states in her book The Language of Letting Go: "We learn to let go of people we love, people we like, and those we don't particularly care for. We separate ourselves, and our process, from others and their process. We relinquish our tight hold and our need to control in our relationships. We take responsibility for ourselves; we allow others to do the same. We detach with the understanding that life is unfolding exactly as it needs to, for others and ourselves. The way life unfolds is good, even when it hurts. And ultimately, we can benefit from even the most difficult situations. We do this with the understanding that a Power greater than ourselves is in charge, and all is well." If you are struggling with your reactions to your loved ones and want to explore alternatives call Alina Gastesi-de Armas, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Florida Supreme Court Mediator, and Parent Coordinator, at A Place for Growth in Weston at 954-384-9373 or visit www.APlaceforGrowth.com.

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better than breakfast in bed. mother’s day brunch at hyatt regency bonaventure. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Hyatt Regency Bonaventure, Sunday, May 13th, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Enjoy traditional favorites, including fresh, seasonal salads; lobster quiche, grilled beef tenderloin, roast baby lamb chops and specialty entrees; mouthwatering side dishes; classic eggs Benedict and Florida orange French toast; plus decadent desserts from Pastry Chef Anna’s gourmet collection. For reservations, call Banyan Restaurant at 954 349 5744. Visit bonaventure.hyatt.com. Hyatt. You’re More Than Welcome.

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tax talk

How To Avoid Reclassification of Independent Contractors? By Jacqueline F. Rodriguez, CPA

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2625 Weston Road, 2nd Floor Weston, FL 33331 www.afsb.net/jfrcpa

These materials and information should not be considered as, or a substitute for, accounting, tax or financial advice. You should refrain in taking any action based upon the information provided here until you have received proper counsel.

ne way that businesses try to manage growing

costs and administrative burdens is to use independent contractors (IC) for service needs. Because ICs are selfemployed, businesses using them do not bear the costs associated with employees. There is no requirement to withhold taxes on payments to ICs, and you need not account for ICs in connection with other nontax federal employment regulations. There is an ongoing dispute between the IRS and businesses as to what constitutes a legitimate IC. While it is true that the IRS does not like ICs, it is also true that there is nothing illegal about using them legitimately. A legitimate IC is not an employee masquerading as a self-employed person. A legitimate IC is a person who truly is self-employed. A challenge to your ICs begins with an employment tax audit. During the course of the examination, the IRS asks both you and your workers to complete a detailed questionnaire, IRS Form SS-8, Determination of Worker Status for Purpose of Federal Employment Taxes and Income Tax Withholding. Through the questionnaire and from discussions with workers and company officials, the examiner determines whether the workers are in fact employees. If the Determination is affirmative, the IRS reclassifies the workers as employees and imposes a host of back taxes and penalties. The heavy costs growing from reclassification make it mandatory that you understand how to avoid reclassification in the first place. The first rule here is simple. Do not rely solely on the IRS’s questionnaire to communicate the facts. The form is too superficial, asking for many yes or no answers rather than facilitating a detailed recitation of the facts. Instead, submit a detailed affidavit with documentation. This is not to say that you should refuse to complete the IRS questionnaire. A better idea is to submit it along with a supplemental affidavit to ensure that you cover all the necessary bases. Affidavits from the workers themselves are also very helpful. They should document critical facts that weigh in favor of IC status. Such facts include: ▸▸ Maintenance of their own office ▸▸ Purchasing their own tools and equipment ▸▸ Control of the workplace and how the work is performed ▸▸ Advertising their services to the public ▸▸ Performance of services for others ▸▸ Hiring their own workers All your evidence must concentrate on the control elements explained above. Who has the right to control the workplace, the worker, and the manner in which the work is performed? If the worker controls those things, he is a legitimate self-employed IC. If the employer controls those things, the worker is his employee. Only when you prove that the IC is in control, you avoid reclassification. Jacqueline Rodriguez, CPA, holds a Masters Degree in Science of Taxation and is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Weston Chapter. She has more than ten years of experience and specializes in tax compliance for J-1, F-1, H-2B, and E-2 visa holders and treaty based returns for Venezuela, Spain, Canada, Belgium and the UK. Her office is located at 2625 Weston Road, second floor. For more information call (954) 389-0729 or visit www.afsb.net/jfrcpa.

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Chihuahua. He was rescued by the Phillips family when he showed up at Dorian’s job last year dirty, fleainfested and very weak. Since the family took him in, he is now as happy and healthy as can be…for his age. He has lost all his teeth, so his tongue hangs to the side, but that doesn’t stop Paco from enjoying his favorite food – Italian.

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Pet of the Month! Every month Our City Weston randomly picks a Pet of the Month winner. Enter your pet today! Email entries to editor@ourcityweston.com. Please send a high-resolution photo along with the answers to the following questions 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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BEAT THE HEAT!

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pet care

Urinalysis and Early Kidney Disease Detection By Miguel E. Cordova, DVM

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For More Information call:

954-359-1313 ext. 9247 Come visit us at: 1870 SW 39th St., Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 3100 NW 19th Terrace, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

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Insured/Bonded NAPPS Member

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idney disease is a broad term meaning that the

kidneys are not functioning properly. Pets with kidney disease may display any or all of the following signs: increased drinking, increased urination, anorexia and weight loss, vomiting, lethargy, constipation or diarrhea. Acute (sudden) kidney disease occurs quickly, often over the course of a few days, and is caused by a lack of oxygen to the kidneys or exposure to toxins such as antifreeze, pesticides, and some medications. If treated promptly, acute kidney disease may be reversible. Chronic (long-term) kidney disease occurs over the course of months to years and is usually progressive, meaning that it worsens over time. Early detection and treatment of chronic renal disease can slow the progression of the disease and help keep your pet more comfortable. When the kidneys begin to fail, they lose their ability to concentrate urine. Urine that was once deep yellow in color becomes dilute (more clear in appearance). While the difference in concentration isn’t always obvious to the naked eye, it can be detected by a urinalysis. However, you may notice that your pet is drinking more water, urinating more frequently, and urinating in inappropriate places. While a urinalysis is generally performed to evaluate the health of the urinary tract, including the kidneys, it can also provide information about the state of organs such as the liver and the pancreas. Ideally, a urine sample should be obtained by cystocentesis -- a relatively painless procedure in which a needle is placed through the abdominal wall directly into the urinary bladder. A urine sample obtained in this manner is not contaminated by bacteria in the lower urinary tract. During a urinalysis, the technician will first evaluate the urine color and clarity or cloudiness. The urine is then assessed for specific gravity, which measures the ability of the kidneys to concentrate urine. Insufficient ability to concentrate urine is noted by an abnormal specific gravity and is often one of the first signs of early kidney disease. The urine is then applied to a treated dipstick that changes color to identify the pH (acidity or alkalinity) of the urine and the presence of several substances, such as protein, glucose, red blood cells, and white blood cells. For example, the presence of glucose in the urine often indicates diabetes. Protein in the urine may be a sign of kidney damage. Finally, the urine is centrifuged to separate the solids from the liquid, and the sediment is examined under a microscope for crystals, bacteria, and other abnormal substances. A urinalysis should be evaluated with the results of a chemistry panel blood test. In early kidney disease, a low specific gravity may be the only abnormality identified. When the kidneys lose the ability to concentrate urine, the pet begins to urinate larger amounts. To make up for this loss of fluid, the pet drinks more than usual. As kidney disease progresses, the concentrations of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and creatinine rise in the blood. These two waste products are normally removed from the blood by the kidneys. When the kidneys aren’t functioning efficiently, the waste products increase in the blood and can be identified by the chemistry panel. A diagnosis of kidney failure can be made by confirming a loss of urine-concentrating ability combined with increased BUN and creatinine blood levels. Kidney function testing can identify acute kidney disease so that proper treatment may potentially reverse the condition. While early detection of chronic kidney failure can’t stop the progression of the disease, treatment can help slow the process and help make your pet more comfortable. Animal Health Center @ Weston is “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On.” Dr. Miguel E. Cordova and his staff are committed to caring for your precious pets. The practice is located at 2701 Executive Park Drive, Suite 1. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Animal Health Center @ Weston at (954)385-8389 or visit them online at www.animalhealthcenteratweston.com.

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Animal Health Center @ Weston “The Gentle Practice You Can Rely On” Since 2007

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CN health & wellness

No More Nearsightedness By Dr. Jane Therrien

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ouldn’t it be great if you could correct

your nearsightedness, reducing your dependence on glasses or contact lenses, without having to undergo

eye surgery? This is now easily achieved by a procedure called Orthokeratology, or ortho-k. Quite simply, ortho-k is the design and fitting of special gas permeable contacts that gently reshape the clear front surface of the eye or cornea while you sleep, so you can see clearly after you remove the lenses. Myopia or nearsightedness is caused by the cornea being too steep. Ortho-k, like LASIK, reshapes the cornea so light entering the eye is more focused entering the retina. Unlike LASIK, however, the corneal reshaping effect of ortho-k is temporary, just enough to have someone be without glasses or contacts for a day or so. You would then have to continue to wear the lenses again to maintain proper corneal shape. Ortho-k is a rapidly changing science and is primarily aimed at treating myopia, but newer designs also allow us to treat hyperopia. Although, the procedure does not work as quickly in reducing a myopic case, people who have farsightedness can have the same positive results from ortho-k. Doctors usually aim for 20/20 vision after ortho-k and corneal refractive therapy. In a recent study, 93 percent of patients achieved 20/32 vision or better from the lenses. They can reshape two or three diopters of myopia in two weeks or less. Ortho-k is the best option for people who don’t want to wear contacts or glasses all day, everyday. It may also be a good option for those who suffer from dry eyes. That condition is found to be sometimes worsened by LASIK.

Ortho-k is reversible, so if at a certain point you want to undergo LASIK that can easily be accomplished. In terms of safety, effectiveness and cost, orthokeratology seems to be the clear choice for freeing an individual from the annoyance of contacts and glasses. For a consultation or more information you can reach Dr. Jane Therrien at Weston Family Eyecare, 4472 Weston Road, or call 954-888-9393. Dr. Therrien and her staff look forward to exceeding your expectations.

Kahn & Riskin M.D., P.A.

Broward’s First and Leading Rheumatology Practice

CHARLES KAHN, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. Diplomate, Subspecialty Board of Rheumatology Founding Fellow, American College of Rheumatology

WAYNE RISKIN, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R. Diplomate, Subspecialty Board of Rheumatology Founding Fellow, American College of Rheumatology

Both Drs. Charles Kahn and Wayne Riskin were recently selected to be included in the South Florida Super Doctors© 2012 Edition, for the third consecutive year. This listing may be found under www.superdoctors.com under “Rheumatology.” Selection for this listing is accomplished by surveying practicing physicians, including other rheumatologists, as well as an independent evaluation by the research staff of Key Professional Media Inc. They are two of only twelve rheumatologists listed in the South Florida area. Both doctors have served as president of their specialty organization, the Florida Society of Rheumatology.

Their practice specializes in: ■ Rheumatoid Arthritis ■ Lupus ■ Osteoarthritis ■ Autoimmune Disorders ■ Osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia, Gout ■ Bursitis, Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

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SERVICES INCLUDE: ■ X-Ray ■ CLIA & COLA certified laboratory ■ Bone Density ■ Infusion suite

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DR. JANE THERRIEN

Our goal for our patients is to provide the best possible eye care through comprehensive vision exams and specialized procedures to enhance each patient’s personal goals, in a warm, caring, and professional atmosphere.

4472 Weston Road · Davie, Florida 33331 Call Today to schedule an appointment (954)888-9393

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A Quick WAy to

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MAMMo Tuesdays and Thursdays april – may 2012 11am – 2pm Boxed to-go lunChes Will Be provided

The Women’s Imaging Center at Memorial Hospital Miramar invites you to take time out to take care of yourself. Stop by during your lunch break to have a screening mammogram. To schedule an appointment, please call 954-276-5500 and mention this offer. To be eligible, participants cannot have had a mammogram within the last 12 months or experienced any previous breast cancer or complications. Participants will NOT receive results at time of screening. To have a screening mammography exam, participants must: • Be age 35 or older

• Present a physician prescription

• Bring an insurance card or self-pay $99.00* Scan to learn more about Women’s Services

1901 Southwest 172 Avenue, Miramar, Florida 33029 • MemorialMiramar.com • Discover The Memorial Experience at MHS.net *THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT THAT IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OF RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FREE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCED FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT. OTHER CONDITIONS MAY APPLY.

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e provide exceptional quality foot and ankle care for all our patients. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards of podiatry services in a professional and compassionate environment. Heel Arch Pain • Bunions & Hammertoes • Sports Foot & Ankle Injuries • Reconstructive Joint Surgery • Pediatric Foot Abnormalities • Gait Disturbances • Diabetic Footcare • Toenail Surgery • Wound Care • Ulcers • Foot & Ankle Fractures • Arthritis • Infections • Foot & Limb Salvage Management • Advance Pain Laser Therapy • Reconstructive Foot & Ankle Surgery in Pediatrics and Adults

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Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet

Want Younger, Healthier Legs?

By Michael A. Rivera DPM, FACFAS

Don’t ignore foot pain on the dance floor Being ‘light on your feet’ when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries that can stop the show, as witnessed last season on the popular reality-television show Dancing with the Stars.  According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, the most common types of dance-related foot and ankle problems are overuse injuries, which occur due to the repetitive movements in dance. Over 50 percent of dance injuries occur in the foot and ankle. The severity of the damage is determined by a patient’s age, strength and flexibility and the type of shoes worn when dancing. 

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A case of Hair Loss by Kenneth N. Woliner, M.D., A.B.F.M.

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eople just don’t understand.” Marisa defi-

nitely had hair, but that didn’t stop her from being devastated. “I’m afraid to wash my hair. I’m shedding worse than a German Shepherd in spring [1].” I’ve learned how important it is to listen to all of what my patients’ have to say; and this is especially true when doing consultations about hair loss. After a good five minutes of venting, I was able to start asking some questions. “Anything else?” “Besides my pony tail not being as thick as it used to be? I’m so worried I won’t have any hair left that my stomach is tied up in knots. I wear St. Agnes of Rome around my neck hoping my prayers will be heard soon [2]. Until then, I have to take Pepcid with my coffee.” “Other than prayer, have you tried anything else?” “I’ve seen every type of doctor you can imagine. My primary scolded me for doing the hCG diet and made me start eating again [3]. My GYN said I’m not yet in menopause so she referred me to an Endo. My thyroid tests were ‘in range’ so he sent me to the dermatologist. I’m not a candidate for steroid injections so I then went to the hair transplant surgeon for a consult. I left him with Viviscal vitamins and shampoo, prescriptions for spironolactone, Propecia, and Rogaine, but still, no hair.” “Hmmm …” As Marisa was speaking, I was simultaneously reviewing her old records. “I don’t see where they every checked you for estrogen dominance, thyroid antibodies, insulin resistance, or adrenal fatigue [4].” “Dr. Woliner, that’s why I’m here. You’re known all over the Internet as someone that looks at everything.” “My practice is named ‘Holistic Family Medicine’ because I take a holistic approach. After our 80-minute consultation today, I’ll check for things that weren’t looked at yet to find the cause(s) of your hair loss. Then, we’ll put together a comprehensive plan of behavior changes, diet, exercise, vitamins, OTC meds, and even prescriptions, as necessary.”

Marisa came back ten days later to go over her labs. “I have bad news and good news. It’s not just one thing; you have twelve different findings that are abnormal. I break them down into ‘things you’re missing that you need to get’, ‘things you got that you need to get rid of’, and ‘hormone balancing’ [5].” “What’s the good news?” “They’re all treatable! Instead of using the same cookie-cutter approach to everybody, I can tailor my therapies directly to the specific problems you have.” “Like what?” “For starters, you might not be anemic, but you’re really low in iron [6].” “I can’t take iron pills. I’m nauseated already.” “That’s okay; we can give iron to you by injection here in the office. Quite a few of my patients periodically tank up their body’s iron stores that way.” “What else did you find? “When I see a slightly low WBC (white cell) count; that’s a sign of excessive stress [7]. Your coffee isn’t the culprit, but it’s your half-fast way of self-medicating this problem. Herbs and other supplements that support your adrenals are a better answer.” “And you said something about hormones?” “Thyroid hormones (not just T4 but also T3), are necessary to keep your hair in anagen, or the ‘growing phase’, as well as to keep its coloring [8]. Without thyroid your hair looses its luster and becomes dull, dry, and grey. Your TSH might be normal, but you tested positive for Reverse T3 and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, both of which cause thyroid hormone resistance [9].” Over the next 40 minutes, I went over the rest of Marisa’s labs and the game plan to regrow her hair and rejuvenate her body. “You’ll first notice less shedding, but since hair grows only at a rate of one-half inch per month, it might take a year and a half to regain the length you used to have [10].” Six months later, Marisa gave me an update. “Dr. Woliner, my hairdresser thinks St. Agnes answered my prayers, but between you and me, I think you had something to do with it too.”

References: [1] Reid EE, et al. Clinical severity does not reliably predict quality of life in women with alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, or androgenic alopecia. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 May 24. [2] Trüeb RM. St. Agnes of Rome: patron saint for women with hair loss? Dermatology. 2009; 219(2):97-8. [3] Trozak DJ. Letter: Hair loss after therapy with chorionic gonadotropin. Arch Dermatol. 1976 Jul; 112(7):1035. [4] Mirmirani P. Hormonal changes in menopause: do they contribute to a 'midlife hair crisis' in women? Br J Dermatol. 2011 Dec; 165 Suppl 3:7-11. [5] Baker SM. What is Biomedical? Presentation to the National Autism Association. April 7, 2011. [6] Deloche C, et al. Low iron stores: a risk factor for excessive hair loss in non-menopausal women. Eur J Dermatol. 2007 Nov-Dec; 17(6):507-12. Epub 2007 Oct 19. [7] Dhabhar FS, et al. Diurnal and acute stress-induced changes in distribution of peripheral blood leukocyte subpopulations. Brain Behav Immun. 1994 Mar; 8(1):66-79. [8] van Beek N, et al. Thyroid hormones directly alter human hair follicle functions: anagen prolongation and stimulation of both hair matrix keratinocyte proliferation and hair pigmentation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Nov; 93(11):4381-8. [9] Guran T, et al. Alopecia: association with resistance to thyroid hormones. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Nov; 22(11):1075-81. [10] Sinclair R, et al. Hair loss in women: medical and cosmetic approaches to increase scalp hair fullness. Br J Dermatol. 2011 Dec; 165: Suppl 3:12-8.

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Just because your vehicle came with one brand or style of tire doesn’t mean you have to replace them with the same. Some drivers assume it’s best to replace wheel parts with original equipment (OE), which isn’t necessarily true. If you’re hesitant to pay full price for the tires the factory installed, get a discounted brand instead. As long as the tires you purchase meet the same speed ratings as recommended, you’re good to go.

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Know those little screw-on caps that fit on tire valves? Valve caps are actually pretty important, and can prevent flats and costly replacement later. The little plastic caps may seem trivial, but they exist to protect your valves from dirt, dust, and other contaminants. It’s possible for valves to get so dirty they malfunction and leak. When this happens, you might wake up to find a flat on that cap-less tire. Be sure to replace missing caps and don’t replace dropped caps without cleaning them first.

Alignment

Alignment is an important factor in tire consumption, vehicle performance, and gas consumption. Ensuring your wheels are properly aligned will improve handling, reduce fuel usage, and prevent unneeded wear and tear on your tires. Alignment can be adversely affected due to curbs, potholes, and other obstacles. Bring your vehicle in for realignment if you find it difficult to cruise in a straight line without constant guidance. Expires 5/31/12

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Rotating tires is another tip that most know about, but one that is still often overlooked. Depending on your alignment, the roads you regularly drive, and other factors, one or more tires may receive more damage than others and may wear before the others need to be replaced. Rotating your tires will distribute wear and tear evenly, allowing you to get the maximum usage out of every tire and preventing costly replacement before it is completely necessary. Charles J. Bonfiglio is the President and CEO of the Meineke Car Care Centers and Tint World in Weston and Sunrise. The Weston location is at 2629 Weston Road and can be reached at (954) 385-8696. There is also a Meineke conveniently located on Sunrise Boulevard across from the Sawgrass Mills Mall.

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Rotary Sponsors 25th Year of Golfing for Scholarships By Pat Hornsby, Rotary Club of Weston

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Club’s WestonLawyers.com 25th Annual Golf Classic at Weston Hills Country Club. One-hundred percent of proceeds from the club’s signature event go to its scholarship fund. The golf tournament will provide need-based scholarships for approximately 50 exceptionally worthy college-bound Cypress Bay and Western high school seniors in amounts ranging from $250 to $10,000. Over the years, the Rotary Club of Weston has awarded close to one million dollars in scholarships. This year’s recipients will be honored at a special Scholarship Awards Breakfast Participants line up in their carts for a Golfers enjoyed a wonderful round at presentation this month. shotgun start to the Weston Rotary Club’s the beautiful Weston Hills Country Club. WestonLawyers.com 25th Annual Golf Classic. In addition to supporting students, the 150-plus golfers enjoyed a wonderful round of golf, generous gift packages, breakfast goodies, complimentary beverages title sponsor Freedland Russo Law Firm shared his thoughts on the day. “Our firm is and a festive, patriotic-themed Awards Luncheon. Bonnie Colman transformed the committed to education and has been since the beginning. I’ve served on the Weston Weston Hills dining room with red, white and blue bunting, GOP elephants, and Rotary Club Scholarship Committee for ten years. Meeting these kids and seeing what Democrat Donkeys in keeping with an election year theme. Rueben Ray put together a difference these scholarships make in their lives is inspiring. It’s a great cause. For spectacular Chinese, silent, and live auctions with dozens of fabulous prizes. Winners those of us who have been fortunate to receive good educations, this is a way to pay it and high bidders took home travel packages, sports memorabilia, electronics, dining forward in the community.” and entertainment gift certificates, wine, and upscale merchandise of all sorts. One member of a foursome was overheard commenting, “This beats every tournament I’ve The Rotary Club of Weston is recognized as one of Southwest Broward’s leading comever been to – so organized and really first rate.” munity service organizations. Weston Rotary meets at Weston Hills Country Club The Club’s President-elect, Carolyn Burk, also had a wonderful time. “This was every Thursday morning, year-round, from 7:30 – 8:30am to enjoy a buffet breakfast a real team effort,” said Carolyn. “I’m so very, very pleased with the outcome. Every and a lively meeting program. For further information about Weston Rotary, visit year we step up to the plate, but this year was truly amazing.” our website at www.WestonRotary.org, or stop by our FaceBook Fan Page (Rotary Tournament Chair Michael Freedland, a past president of the club and partner in Club of Weston) for the latest happenings.

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ESPN Declares Cypress Bay’s Boys Soccer Team National Champions By Jenna Kline, student writer

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ships along with the title of 2012 National Champions, Cypress Bay’s boys soccer team can clearly be viewed as a national powerhouse. Beating Jacksonville Mandarin on February 18 with a score of 4-1, the Lightning won this year’s Class 5A championship, finishing with an undefeated 23-0-2 record. ESPN presented Cypress Bay with the National Champions trophy at an award ceremony at the school for finishing first in the ESPN High School Boys’ Soccer Fab50 rankings. The ceremony included the acknowledgment of each athlete as well as the unveiling of the National Championship banner. ESPNHS.com representative Kynon Codrington spoke about the team’s accomplishment and presented the trophy. “I think it’s pretty much unprecedented,” he said. “What they did on the field, they proved their number The Cypress Bay Boys Varsity Soccer Team was named National Champions by ESPN. one ranking, and the national championship trophy was theirs. They earned it, and no one can take it away from them.” the mindset of the team to know who and what they play for. Cypress Bay was the first Broward County public school recognized with the title “The players knew if you wanted to play for Cypress Bay, you had to play for the team National Champion. Athletic director Bill Caruso feels honored to have gained such and not for themselves,” he said. “The talent was always there. It was just a matter of distinction and is optimistic about repeating the success next year. adjusting how they viewed the game and success.” “It’s great,” he said. “I mean very rarely do you get a title of National Champion, Taking in the coach’s philosophy, junior Daniel Jensen feels that the result of the especially at a high school level, so it feels really good. ESPN is known all over the season came from the group’s teamwork. “We are a family now,” the forward said. “And that’s what carried us to a national championship. Playing with and for people you care about brings out the best in each player.” Junior Javier Clavijo said that the team had their sights set on another state title right from the get go. He said they all worked very hard and that it’s an indescribable feeling to see it pay off. “I think we were so successful because of the chemistry that we had,” the midfielder said. “It also helped that The members of the boys’ soccer team hold up Boys’ Soccer Head Coach John Ramos we all had the same goal: win another the trophy as a team and take in the moment talks about the team’s undefeated season of being crowned National Champions. and what it means to him and his team State Championship. To me it means much more than just a huge banto be declared National Champions. ner and a nice ring; it's months of hard work, focus, and dedication.” world, and to have them come and honor our kids is great. You’re elated, and the only Junior Nicholas Pappacena said that last season Cypress Bay was not on the radar but thing is, how do you keep it going? We certainly have the talent, and hopefully we’ll ended up winning the state title in an upset, exceeding all expectations. Even with the be in the same spot next year.” newly added pressure and spotlight on the Lightning this season, the team managed Coach John Ramos credits their achievement to a team effort. “All 40 plus players to win states again, and Pappacena is proud of their accomplishment. we have on the roster contributed to this year’s success,” he said. “The winning streak “Many people said this and that and we weren't good enough to do it again, but we we currently have and the undefeated season is a result of all of the players. I think just stayed humble through the entire season,” the forward said. “And when the final winning the second year in a row has put Cypress Bay on the map as far a high school whistle blew down at USF, we knew we had done the unthinkable and we had won soccer powerhouse. The icing on the cake is the ESPN national title which recognizes our second consecutive title. It was truly a special moment since we knew we had done the program nationwide.” something that might not ever be done again in our school’s future.” Senior Martin Giordano said that receiving this recognition is both an honor and Jensen said that much of the team’s success goes to the people who have believed something he will hold on to for the rest of his life. in them all along. “It's not just the players that deserve this. It’s about the coaches and “Being recognized as National Champions means a lot to me, and it’s something I’m parents and friends who supported us and made this possible. The fact that we can very proud of,” the forward said. “People will remember this team that accomplished this, give our supporters this championship is what is more important.” and I'm graduating satisfied, knowing we left a huge mark on the school and the city.” Coach Ramos, who has claimed two of his five state championships with Cypress Jenna Kline is a junior at Cypress Bay High School. She serves as a web sports editor Bay, said that he has always tried to instill a sense of selflessness and teamwork amongst for her school newspaper, The Circuit. Her hobbies include playing varsity basketball his athletes. Since arriving at Cypress Bay’s soccer program, he’s talked about adjusting for her high school team, photography, and writing.

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Dr. Laureano Chileuitt, Quintach CEO and Medical Coordinator, answered a few frequently asked questions about his company’s laboratory testing services.

What is Quintach Lab Tests? Quintach Lab Tests is a Weston-based laboratory blood draw branch facility. We offer clients high quality results that are affordable, confidential, quick and dependable. Our tests include virtually any blood or urine test that is medically done. Our state-of-the-art equipment provides accurate, rapid and reliable results, usually within 24 hours. How did you get into this business? I saw a need in our community for this service. I’m a physician from Colombia. Before moving to the United States I worked as Chief of Services and was a professor of Medicine and Neurosurgery. My wife, Luz Stella Ruiz, is a medical technician (MT). She knows everything about laboratory testing, and blood and urine samples. We saw the need in our area for quality lab testing at reasonable prices, especially for patients without insurance. Quintach Lab Tests was created as a way to aid the community by providing affordable and accurate laboratory testing services.

uation, pregnancy and infertility tests, Allergy and Arthritis tests, Cancer search and urinalysis and stool samples. In addition, we offer Hormonal evaluation for weight loss centers and replacement for hair loss, fatigue and others. We also provide infertility screening. Quintach provides urine testing for drugs as required for employment and school, as well as for parents who want to know if their child is using drugs.  

Is the lab work done onsite or do you send it to an outside lab? All

Giovanna Ferrigno, M.A. (left), Laureano Chileuitt, M.D./SA-C, and Luz Stella Ruiz, M.T. of Quintach Lab Tests.

samples are taken at Quintach but are processed at First Quality Laboratory in Miramar. It has eleven years of experience. Lab Tests is a CLIA certified lab; it is OSHA and HIPAA compliant.

Are your technicians licensed? Absolutely. Our technicians, medical assistants and phlebotomists are all licensed in United States. My wife works as one of the phlebotomists along with Giovanna Ferrigno, MA. She is from Venezuela. Our staff all have professional laboratory experience from their native countries and are all highly experienced and knowledgeable in this field.

What differentiates Quintach from other diagnostic laboratory testing facilities? The

Quintach’s tests include almost every blood, urine, stool or culture test that is medically done. If a patient requires a special test that we do not provide, we will help them find a facility that offers that test. Our most common tests are Blood tests, Lipid panel (cholesterol and triglycerides), Glycemia and A1C, and chemistry profile, Cardiac test control, Hormonal evaluation and thyroid panel, PSA and Testosterone, Male and Female eval-

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patients with insurance, we require a doctor’s order, insurance information and co-pay. For patients without health insurance, we provide extremely affordable pricing. We can refer them to a doctor if needed.

What are your hours? Quintach is open from 7:30am to 2pm Monday through Friday. Walk-ins are welcome. The lab schedules early morning, afternoon and Saturday appointments by request. It also accepts house call appointments with 24 hours advance notice. Anything else you would like our readers to know about Quintach Lab Tests? Quintach

biggest difference is that we provide patients with personal attention. Quintach is more than a blood draw site. Our prices are the best in the area. We have reviewed many different rates and offer lower cost services with the best quality. Quintach is almost half the price of other laboratories. This is particularly important for clients who do not have health insurance.

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Do you accept patients without medical insurance? Yes we do. No insurance is needed. For

is a family owned and operated company. We are medical professionals committed to serving the needs of our community, especially the immigrants without health protection and medical opportunity.

Quintach is a leader in diagnostic laboratory testing and services.

How long does it take to receive results? For the majority of tests, about 90%, the results are ready within 24 hours or less. Stat tests can be done in about four hours. We advise patients that some tests need 48 to 72 hours processing time. There are occasional rare exams that need to be sent out and could take seven to ten days to receive results.            

We have been honored with awards for community service in local, state and national recognitions. We are part of the family of the Americas Community Center, Hispanic Vote, FLASAC, Women and People of Impact and many other organizations. Quintach Lab Tests is located in the Weston Business Center at 1500 Weston Road, Suite 200-5. It has satellite branches in Doral and Coral Springs. To schedule an appointment call (954) 449-8707 or schedule online at www.quintach.com. For more information email Quintach@Quintach.com.

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Mark at the Park Promotes Fun and Fitness By Stacey Bomser

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at the Park is a summer sports camp, but you definitely don’t need to be athletic to participate. Our goal at Mark at the Park is to facilitate age-appropriate games that focus on the fun aspect of the game. All Mark at the Park activities provide opportunities for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and social interaction.

ummer fun starts at Mark at the Park.

The summer camp grew out of the popular Mark at the Park, Inc., Total Fitness Program. Coach Mark Logsdon, an elementary school physical education teacher, created this program ten years ago. He started by doing children’s birthday parties and expanded the program into a full-fledged after school program and summer camp experience. It is the 2012 Best of Weston winner for Best Summer Sports Camp.

What do kids like best about Mark at the Park? Children are exposed to a variety of

With camp starting next month, now is the perfect time to start thinking about where your children should spend their summer. Coach Mark answered some commonly asked questions about Mark at the Park Fun Fitness Camp.

Xtreme Dodgeball is one of the most popular activities at Mark at the Park Fun Fitness Camp.

“I love Mark at the Park because it has great coaches and staff, also it is fun, easy, energetic and exciting. It is my favorite camp no question about it!” - Isabella Nigro, age 9

What is your background? I have been teaching for 26 years. I have been a high school basketball coach for 15 years. I started Mark at the Park ten years ago, doing phys ed games for birthday parties. I’m proud to say, it’s become Weston’s premier youth, health and fitness organization.

“It was fun playing Xtreme dodgeball and doing the slip n’ slide. I met lots of new friends and had an awesome time!” - Hannah Kate Crippen, age 9

How did you come up with this name? You’re at a school, not a park. When I came up with the concept of doing PE games in a birthday party atmosphere, my neighbors were sitting around a table brainstorming. I needed to use the parks because they have ample room for large numbers. My friend shouted out “Mark at the Park” and the name was born.

high energy games that emphasize fun. All children who have the experience of a Mark at the Park program always want to come back for more. But don’t just take my word for it, here’s what they have to say:

“It was really fun. I liked the Wii games like ‘Just Dance’ and the water games were fun!” - Hannah Wagner, age 6 Coach Mark getting ready for Xtreme Dodgeball!

“I liked when we did Xtreme dodgeball, played with the water guns and had a water obstacle course, and when we went to the playground.” - Charles Horowitz, age 8

What makes this program different from other sports-themed camps? Mark at the

What is the experience/background of your staff? All of my adult staff work for the

Park, Inc., Total Health and Fitness Program, was designed using the knowledge and programs I have gained over the past 26 years as a teacher and coach. My experience, passion for fitness, and love of working with children, has enabled me to create this one-of-a-kind program designed to improve the overall physical activity of children in a fun way.

Broward County Public Schools as a teacher or an aftercare coordinator or worker. I also hire a few college students whom I know from friendships or colleagues.

What types of activities do children participate in? The children engage in a variety of active and passive programs. They play ping pong, indoor electronic basketball, air hockey, bowling, foosball, hockey, water games, color wars, wii games, and all of the outdoor games that I use at my parties. If it rains, we have the large open area cafeteria to use for indoor games and activities. Our campers also enjoy arts and crafts, music and field trips. We go to Xtreme Indoor Karting, bowling, ice and roller skating, the water park, the Weston 8 movie theater, and Kabooms, among others.

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On rainy days, campers enjoy a variety of indoor games.

What are the campers' favorite activities? Our signature game is Xtreme Dodgeball. It’s a game of wit, endurance, stamina, strategy, and most of all fun! Other popular games include Capture the Chicken, The Pirate Game, and Alien Dodgeball.

What if your child is NOT an athlete? Mark

What ages are your campers? Mark at the Park summer sports camp is for children ages five to twelve. The activities are divided by age groups. If I feel a child is capable of playing a game with an older group, and he/she wants to move up, then I will allow it, but only with the parents’ permission. Mark at the Park Fun Fitness Camp will be held at Indian Trace Elementary School and Savanna Commons. The camp runs from June 11th through August 3rd, with weekly and multi-week sessions. Camp hours are from 8am until 5pm; half-day options are available. To register, download an application at www.MarkAtThePark.Net. For more information call Coach Mark Logsdon at (954) 372-6362.

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Why is Uni.K.Wax Center considered the industry leader? The company founder and CEO actually pioneered the wax hair removal revolution in the United States. Noemi Grupenmager is credited with creating the Brazilian Bikini wax. She grew her business from a single waxing salon on Miami Beach into a national brand with franchises from coast to coast.

the Uni.K.Wax Centers Academy in North Miami Beach. Here they learn the correct technique along with impeccable wax room cleanliness, client comfort methodologies, and appropriate methods of discarding wax and all waxing tools after each use. This strict regimen ensures Uni.K.Wax Centers continue to deliver the same premier products and professional service on which the company was founded.

What is the company’s philosophy? Uni.K.Wax Centers’ philosophy is personalized treatment for each client. We believe that every customer should have the experience of being the first customer of the day. That’s why we use a fresh, clean, unused pot of wax for each treatment. This also insures there is no cross-contamination between clients.

What made you want to buy the Weston franchise? Noemi is my mother-in-law. My wife, Romina Szperling, and I knew first-hand how successful this business would be once it started franchising. We jumped at the chance to own the Uni.K.Wax Center in Weston.

You have a lot of competition. What do you think distinguishes you from other waxing salons? Our clients appreciate our commitment to customer service, courtesy, professionalism and cleanliness. Uni.K.Wax Centers utilize proprietary techniques and exclusive products of the utmost quality. Our technicians undergo special training and our special wax is created by us, for us, and used only by us – so clients won’t receive this level of service or quality anywhere else.

What makes your wax so special? The wax itself is totally unique. In fact, that’s how the company got its name. The wax is made of all natural ingredients so it’s better for you and your skin.

Does this wax require any special preparation? Each salon employs a specially-trained lab technician for quality control. It is their responsibility to maintain the wax consistency and temperature throughout the day and distribute fresh wax for each treatment. We have an open window to our lab so clients can see for themselves how precisely our wax is prepared and portioned.

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With all this attention to detail, how do you keep your pricing competitive? Uni.K.Wax Center of Weston provides the best waxing experience in town at the best price. Our prices are quite competitive. Plus, to introduce new customers to Uni.K.Wax Center we offer a free bikini line wax for her, a free shoulder wax for him, or 15% off any waxing service. Uni.K.Wax Center is conveniently located at 1114 Weston Road in the Country Isles Plaza next to CVS. The waxing salon is open Monday through Friday from 10am until 7pm and Saturday from 10am until 6pm. Walk-ins are welcome or call (954) 888-4590 to schedule an appointment. You can also book online at www.unikwax.com.

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Dr. Simon Weiss Offers Personalized Care for Women of All Ages By Debby Teich

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Dr. Weiss, senior partner, answered some commonly asked questions about his obstetrics and gynecology group.

What procedures do you perform in the office? We always strive to help our patients avoid major surgery. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to perform a wide range of procedures in the office that would otherwise be done in an operating room. Some of these include: essure sterilization; endometrial ablation for bleeding; interstim for urge incontinence; colposcopy for diagnosis of pre-cancer or cancer of the cervix; cryotherapy to treat pre-cancer and other benign conditions; pelvic rehabilitation and biofeedback for rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles; urodynamic test and cystoscopy to evaluate a wide range of bladder problems; 4D ultrasounds to clearly visualize in utero babies and more.

What procedures do you perform in the hospital? Some of the procedures we per-

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What is the main focus of your practice? We offer a complete range of services for women, including gynecology, high risk obstetrics, breast pap tests, pelvic reconstructive surgery, endometriosis and much more. We manage complex cases as routinely as simple ones. What is your (Dr. Simon Weiss) background? I have trained with some of the most renowned specialists in the world. I was born and raised in Peru. I obtained my medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine; trained at Yale University in primary care medicine, and at Baylor College of Medicine in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I was selected as one of the privileged few to train in a fellowship in Laparoscopic surgery at a time when laparoscopy was still not widely used in medicine.

Are there other physicians in the practice? There are a total of seven physicians in the practice, including: Simon Weiss, M.D., Lina Echavvaria M.D., Helen Spalding M.D., Heather Christie M.D., Marion Colas-Lacombe M.D., Jose Rivas M.D. and Jesica B. Shienbaum M.D. Each member of the team has different strengths and personalities. The doctors meet to discuss unusual cases and agree on a treatment plan.

Do you help patients manage menopause? We have numerous options to help the most challenging complaints of this condition.

Do you treat urinary incontinence? We perform careful and complete evaluations. All treatment options are available and are individualized for each patient, usually without the need for surgery.

form in the hospital include: vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections, surgical treatment of fibroids, endometriosis, tumors, incontinence, pelvic pain, infertility, sexual dysfunction and more.

Do you treat chronic pelvic pain? As a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society, I have the opportunity to exchange ideas with physicians from all of the United States and around the world on a regular basis.

Describe your staff. Each member of our staff is carefully selected and has extensive training. Most of the staff has been in the practice for 5 to 10 years. They are committed to each and every one of our patients.

Do you treat endometriosis? My team and I treat all aspects of the disease, including pain, infertility, endometriomas, radical excision and robotic surgery. I have been treating endometriosis for 15 years.

What kind of care can a maternity patient expect to receive? We carefully evaluate any

Do you treat PMS? Although the symptoms are usually common to all women, each person’s suffering is a unique experience to her. We understand how to treat each individual patient.

potential or real problems. Since we have seven physicians, we are able to coordinate the care of our patients. Hi-risk or complicated cases are discussed within the group. Specialists are consulted as the case requires.

Do you offer Ultrasound studies for your maternity patients? Both offices have the latest Phillips ultrasound equipment with 4D capability. Each of the Ultrasound technicians has over 20 years of experience.

What birthing options do you offer? We allow patients to personalize their births. We stand by and monitor the medical condition and intervene as necessary.

Do you treat infertility? We offer diagnostic, medical and surgical treatment. We do not offer IVF.

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Dr. Simon Weiss provides healthcare for women of all ages.

What are some of your areas of expertise? I routinely perform some of the most challenging cases in the treatment of endometriosis, pelvic pain, fibroids, infertility and other conditions. I am also one of the most experienced surgeons in the use of robotic laparoscopy in benign gynecology surgery.

Do you help patients with weight loss? Obesity is a national crisis. I have instituted a medical weight loss program with a special team that is trained and ready to help patients in their journey to becoming healthier. They review the patient’s health and medical history and perform comprehensive medical testing to develop an individualized program. For information, call 954-538-1300 or visit www. myobdoctor.com. The Miramar office is located at the Memorial Miramar Office Building, 1951 SW 172nd Ave., Suite 405. The Hollywood office is located at 4100 Hollywood Blvd., 2nd Floor.

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Front row: Raquel Linevsky (left), Josefina Coll, Shelbie Rassler, and Music Director Ian Loew. Second row: Juliana Alesso (left), Sabrina Kim, Deepti Singam, and Emily Chen.

Beautiful Music

The awards presentations were music to the ears of Falcon Cove Middle School Band members. The band placed second out of the 13 groups at the Heritage Music Festival Competition in Orlando, earning a Gold. Eighth grader Juliana Alesso won top soloist out of 900 instrumentalists. She plays the euphonium. Falcon Cove has been invited to compete in Chicago and San Francisco next year.

Left: Savannah Maddison poses with students in Mrs. Bigio’s fifth grade class and soldiers.

Savannah’s Soldiers

Students at Weston Christian Academy joined Savannah’s Soldiers letter writing campaign. Eleven-year-old singer/songwriter Savannah Maddison accompanied members of the 841st Engineer Battalion to the school to collect letters for American troops serving overseas. Students were encouraged to wear purple to honor military children who have been affected by a parent’s deployment. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military.

Right: Soldiers answer questions from Mrs. Echeverri’s kindergarten class.

Author’s Night

Clothing Collection

Spring cleaning helped spruce up Indian Trace Elementary School. The school’s PTA Beautification Committee sponsored a clothing collection, yet another way the school promotes recycling and “green” efforts. More than 2,500 pounds of gently-used clothes, shoes, belts and handbags, as well as towels and linens, were collected in four days. The donations will generate $300 for the school to use for campus beautification.

Students from Eagle Point Elementary School participated in an Author’s Night at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Plantation. Students, including third grader Ethan Visnich, read their original works to the school community and store patrons. Students from Mrs. Aime’s kindergarten class performed their Earth Day song.

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Students in Mrs. Evans’ third grade class donated homemade pillows and backpacks to Weston Fire Station 81. The students wanted to provide something to comfort young victims of fire or medical emergencies. Weston District Fire Chief Harris Bouchillon visited Eagle Point Elementary to personally thank Mrs. Evans’ class. He spoke about fire safety and gave them information on fire prevention along with a toy Dalmatian.

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Children at the B’nai Aviv Early Childhood Education Center learned about community helpers when the Weston BSO came to visit. The students especially enjoyed meeting the animals who work with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, including the K9 and mounted units.

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Weston Town Center hosted an Easter Egg Hunt as well. After collecting the candy-filled eggs, participants enjoyed live entertainment including performances by Rising Starz Music Academy singers and local Weston dance studios.

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Masquerade Ball

Sandy Rizzo Weiner, Debbie Grossman, Milly Miller, and Teresa Parker donned festive masks for the recent Mystical Masquerade Evening hosted by the JAFCO Weston/ Weston Broward Young Families Group. The event raised more than $5,000 to benefit JAFCO (Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options).

Daniel’s Dash

Over 350 participants attended the Daniel’s Dash for Concussion Awareness, raising approximately $18,000 for the Daniel Brett Foundation. Daniel was a Cypress Bay High School student who died at the age of 16 of complications from multiple concussions he sustained playing football. His family and friends host the annual Daniel’s Dash 5K run/walk to raise concussion awareness in young athletes, parents, coaches and medical professionals.

Leaving a Legacy

Mona and Eli Habib were honored at a reception by the Jewish Community Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Broward County. They are among the newest members of the Legacy Society. Its 300-plus members represent approximately $50 million in current and deferred endowment gifts to support Jewish causes in the community.

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The Weston Friends Club held its annual luncheon and election of officers in the multi-purpose room of the Weston Branch Library. Pictured here are Jo Lewis (left), Pat Woodward, Dorothy Hutchison, Dolores Inman and Georgia Spry (standing).

Weston’s Justin DeLuca, Jr., enjoyed riding the mountain bike trails at Markham Park during FLIPANY’s The Great Outdoors Adventure Camp. FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth) is a nonprofit organization with the mission to empower children with physical activity and nutrition programs. Campers went mountain biking and rode along the Everglades levee. They also learned how to cook healthy snacks and enjoyed playing sports and arts and crafts.

Feast Day

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Aliza Novie and Louise Allen, of Weston, were among the 500 guests who attended the JAFCO “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” luncheon. The event, which was held at Jungle Island, raised more than $100,000 to benefit the abused and neglected children that JAFCO serves. Guests enjoyed a boutique, fashion show, delicious lunch and exotic animals.

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Weston’s Lanette Fidone (second from left) and friends enjoyed the Cystic Fibrosis Gold Coast Guild’s Spring Luncheon. The “That’s Entertainment” themed event featured cabaret music from Vaudeville to Broadway. Fidone is a long time supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Gold Coast Guild and Board Member. The Guild raised over $130,000 this year which was donated to the University of Miami CF Care Center.

More than 1,500 parishioners and their guests celebrated the 11th annual Saint Katherine Drexel Catholic Church Feast Day. It began with a procession by parish children who placed roses before a portrait of St. Katharine. She was an American socialite who devoted her life to empowering the less fortunate and was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The bilingual mass was celebrated by Father Enrique Delgado and Deacon Paul Brancheau. The service was followed by a church picnic at Weston Regional Park.

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