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Young At Art’s Birthday Bash – Join Young At Art Museum, from 10am to 5pm, as it celebrates its first anniversary in its new building. There will be musical and dance performances, art activities, games and character greetings. The party is free with paid museum admission. YAA is located off I-595, between Flamingo Road and Hiatus Road. For information, visit www. youngatartmuseum.org.

Handcraft Society – If you enjoy doing crafts, join the Southern Handcraft Society, on the second Thursday of each month, at 7pm, at the Southwest Focal Point Community Center, 301 N.W. 103 Avenue. For information, call Sandy at 954-294-4426.

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4th Golf Tournament – Attend the golf tournament, silent auction and luncheon at Hollybrook Golf and Tennis Club, 900 South Hollybrook Drive, in Pembroke Pines. Event is sponsored by New Horizon United Methodist Church and proceeds are used to support the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home. For information, call 954-217-2551.

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Fletcher Park, at 7900 Johnson Street. For information, visit www.ppines.com.

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15th Surreal Art – The community is invited to the City of Pembroke Pines Glass Gallery, Pembroke Pines City Hall, 10100 Pines Boulevard, for the “Surreal Art” Exhibit, from May 15 through July 15. The exhibit will showcase oil paintings, acrylic, digital art, photography, mixed media, and sculptures. For information, call Ben Menasche at 954-260-0167.

18th National Kids to Parks Day – During the National Kids to Parks Day, the residents of Pembroke Pines are invited to visit one of the city’s parks. The free event lasts all day. For information, visit www.ppines.com.

6/1 Soccer Tournament – Registration is now open for the first annual Goals in the Glades 3v3 Soccer Tournament. It will be held on June 1 and 2, at West Pines Soccer Park and Nature Preserve, 350 SW 196th Avenue. For information, call 954-538-3696; visit www.ppines.com or send an email to Coppsoccerinfo.com@ppines.com.

7th Cancer Study – Pembroke Pines residents are invited to enroll in ACS’s Cancer Prevention Study-3, which will help researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. It is open to anyone between the ages of 30 and 65, who has never been diagnosed with cancer (not including basal or squamous cell skin cancer). Enrollment will be held from 7-11am and 2-6pm, at Pembroke Pines City Hall. For information, visit www.cancer. org/cps3florida or call 1-800-227-2345.

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19th Jazz Concert – Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of jazz in the park at the Jazz in the Pines Concert Series, from 5-7pm. Free for participants (weather permitting). Event also features the FOOD TRUCK ROUND UPS. Bring your blankets and chairs to William B. Armstrong Dream Park, 1700 Dykes Road. For information, visit www. ppines.com.

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Memorial Day Ceremony – Honor those who have served this country and have lost their lives in doing so. The free event features Presentation of Colors, guest speakers, and a wreath presentation. It begins at 9am, at

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Community Center, from 2 to 4pm. Guests will have an opportunity to guess the baby’s sex and name. They can also socialize, while they sip their tea, indulge in a variety of sandwiches and desserts, and participate in traditional baby shower games. For information, call 954-450-6888 or visit www.ppines.com.

Royal Baby Shower – Celebrate Kate Middleton and Prince William’s first child at the Royal Baby Shower Tea, held at the Southwest Focal Point

Special Populations Camp – The City of Pembroke Pines Special Populations Summer Program includes field trips, adapted sports and expressive arts including crafts and outside fun with volunteers. It is for ages 6 through 22. Camp will be held in two week sessions throughout the summer at the City of Pembroke Pines Charter School, 12350 Sheridan Street, beginning June 10 through August 2, from 7:30am until 6pm. For information, call 954-4503663 or send an email to mpalacios@ ppines.com.

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2+3 – Through May 13, the public is invited to visit the City of Pembroke Pines Glass Gallery’s “The Four Seasons” exhibit, presented by 2+3: The Artists’ Organization. It is on display in the Glass Gallery, located on the first floor of Pembroke Pines City Hall. For information, call Ben Menasche at 954-260-0167.

Stir – Through May 30, Studio 18 In The Pines presents “Stir,” featuring: John Antczak, Larry Joe Miller, Kalyan, Jacklyn Laflamme, and Joy Staelens. Studio 18 In The Pines is located at 1101 Poinciana Drive. For information, call 954-961-6067.


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Local Girl Scouts Earn Silver Awards By Debby Teich

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joined the Girls Scouts seven years ago as Daisies in kindergarten. Last month, the girls received the elite Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. They have proven that they are leaders, who are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving their community. In order to earn the Silver Award, the girls had to identify a project in the community, create a plan, and implement it. They joined forces with Kerstin Martinez of Southwest Ranches and Karina Czubkowski of Miramar for the project. All of the girls are members of Troop 10306 and attend seventh grade at Saint Mark Catholic School. For the past several years, the troop has been volunteering at His House Children’s Home, a private, non-profit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping children from newborn to 18 years of age, and those who have transitioned out of the foster care system. The troop has organized Easter egg hunts, food drives during Christmas and Thanksgiving, toy drives, Christmas caroling, and more. When they started discussing ideas for a Silver Award project, they immediately knew where they wanted to focus their efforts. They had developed special friendships with many of the children at His House and wanted to continue to find ways to help them. They agreed to redo the playroom, which was disorganized and filled with broken and old toys. They wanted to make it an appealing place for the kids to have fun. “Helping others is right thing to do,” said Stephanie. “It makes me happy knowing that others are happy. I have become close with many of the kids at His House and I am willing to help them with anything they need.” After researching designs and coming up with a plan, they went out into the community to raise funds for the project. They held a bake sale and sold hot dogs at a basketball tournament. They received donations from City Furniture, Home

(l to r): Kerstin Martinez, Katelyn Besu, Stephanie Phillips and Karina Czubkowski plan their Silver Award project.

Depot, and Best Buy, as well as family and friends. They worked hard to clean, paint, and organize the room. They filled it with a new television, furniture, educational toys, movies and much more. When it was ready, they held a dinner and movie night for the children. “It was a wonderful feeling to see how happy the kids were when they saw the new room,” said Katelyn. “It was a lot of hard work, but it was worth it.” The girls received their Silver Awards at the Annual GSSEF Recognition Ceremony last month. They are already talking about ideas for the Gold Award.

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Pembroke Pines Residents Invited to Enroll in Historic Cancer Study By Debby Teich

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their waist circumference measured; and give a small blood sample. The process takes approximately an hour to complete. Pembroke Pines is one of 16 enrollment sites in South Florida. Researchers will use the data from CPS-3 to build on evidence from a series of American Cancer Society studies that began in the 1950s that collectively have involved millions of volunteer participants. Prior studies have played a major role in understanding cancer prevention and risk, and have contributed significantly to the scientific basis and development of public health guidelines and recommendations. They have also confirmed the link between cigarette smoking and lung cancer, demonstrated the link between larger waist size and increased death rates from cancer and other causes, and showed the considerable impact of air pollution on heart and lung conditions. “Taking an hour or so every few years to fill out a survey – and potentially save someone from being diagnosed with cancer in the future - is a commitment that thousands of volunteer participants have already made,” said Dr. Patel. “We’re looking for more like-minded individuals in Pembroke Pines to join this effort that we know will save lives and improve the outlook for future generations.” Enrollment will be held on May 7, from 7am - 11am and 2pm - 6pm, at Pembroke Pines City Hall. For information or additional locations, visit www.cancer.org/cps3florida or call 1-800-227-2345.

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2+3: The Artists’ Organization Presents Exhibit at the Glass Gallery By Debby Teich

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invited to visit the City of Pembroke Pines Glass Gallery’s “The Four Seasons” exhibit, presented by 2+3: The Artists’ Organization. It is on display in the Glass Gallery, which located on the first floor of Pembroke Pines City Hall. “Guests will enjoy the beautiful works presented by The Artists Organization,” said Benoit Menasche, City of Pembroke Pines Art Curator. They will have the opportunity to view the works of Tobi Archer, Tabitha Blaine, Eleanor Clarke, Joan Keirstead, Barbara Longwill, Leigh Pictured above is some of the artwork that will be on display during the exhibit presented by 2+3: The Artists’ Organization. It includes (l to r): Barbara Longwill’s Jardin, Wilma Seigel’s Betty Ventura and Betty Usdan-Zwickler’s Summer on the Links. McDonald, Rolande Moorhead, Wilma Seigel, Betty Usdan, Janie Washburn, and others. The name 2+3 denotes two- and three-dimensional artwork. From abstract to of visual arts in South Florida, as well as to offer a supportive environment to impressionism, realism, and surrealism; from installations to paintings, photogmember artists. They believe that art can be a powerful tool for change. In an raphy and sculpture, 2+3 exemplifies creative excellence in nearly all disciplines effort to engage as many people as possible in experiencing their “creative zone,” and media. the organization mandates that its members reach out to others in the community. Established in 1987, 2+3: The Artists’ Organization is a consortium of profesThey have completed murals at the Broward General Hospital HIV Clinic and sional artists who are dedicated to excellence and promoting the visual arts the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, held creative sessions at the Children’s through education. It includes approximately 40 members, who have been Diagnostic Treatment Center, painted with the public, and much more. selected through a strict jurying process. The artists are winners of numerous awards, including many Best of Shows in exhibitions and competitions. Although the organization is primarily based in Broward County, the artists have exhibited  The Glass Gallery in the Pembroke Pines City Hall is open Monday-Thursday, from 9am-5pm. It is located in many galleries and museums throughout the United States and internationally.   on the first floor of the Pembroke Pines City Hall, 10100 Pines Boulevard. For information, call Ben One of the shared philosophies of group members is to grow the awareness Menasche at 954-260-0167.

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Registration Is Open for 3V3 Soccer Tournament By Debby Teich

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annual Goals in the Glades 3v3 Soccer Tournament. It will be held on June 1 and 2, at West Pines Soccer Park and Nature Preserve, 350 SW 196th Avenue, in Pembroke Pines. Organizers are hoping that the tournament will bring thousands of people to Pembroke Pines, creating a boost in revenue for the city’s hotels, restaurants, stores and other local businesses. All of the proceeds will benefit the City of Pembroke Pines Charter School System, which includes two charter school systems at five campuses. The Charter Schools aim to prepare students to succeed in a global society by providing a personalized and rigorous curriculum through excellence in teaching. Approximately 150 teams are expected to participate. The tournament is open to all teams, U5 through Adult. All divisions play on both days, Saturday and Sunday. The entry fee is currently $170 and increases after May 18. The guaranteed entry deadline is May 27. Participants are encouraged to create several 3v3 teams from their full-sided teams. The maximum number is six players per team, but five is recommended. Each team will play a minimum number of four games. The top four teams in each division will qualify to play in the 3v3 Challenge Nationals at ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World Resort, August 1-4.

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day or the Soccer office at 954-538-3696; visit www.ppines.com and click on the soccer box on the left side of the screen or send an email to Coppsoccerinfo.com@ppines.com. To register, view tournament general information, rules, and forms, visit www.eteamz.com/ westpinessoccer.

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Pembroke Pines Bengals Are Crowned Champions By Debby Teich

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with Generation Nexxt, honored South Florida’s brightest youth football stars from some of the area’s most popular youth leagues at the 3rd annual Crowning of the Champions, presented by Under Armour. Players and coaches from the Pembroke Pines Optimist Bengals football team were recognized in a variety of categories. Shaddrick “Ced” Lowery, who plays on the team’s Unlimiteds, won the

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prestigious Generation Nexxt Youth Heisman Award. “The event is getting bigger and bigger every year,” said Generation Nexxt Co-Founder Jonah Woullard. “We appreciate the growth of everybody who is following and celebrating the youth of South Florida. It’s huge that the kids can have a platform where they can see themselves on television and be appreciated for all the hard work they put in.” The top teams from 32 cities in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County were represented. The best athletes, coaching staffs and squads from six different youth football leagues were given a variety of awards for their performance in 2012. The nominated athletes came dressed to impress and walked down a red carpet before they entered the event. Various presenters, including Miami Dolphins Youth Programs Director Twan Russell and Dolphins cheerleaders, handed out awards to the athletes. The Pembroke Pines Optimist Bengals received the following awards: ▸▸ Top Ranked Youth Football Teams (AYFL): Pembroke Pines Bengals 95 lbs. ▸▸ 9U Top 2012 Impact Player: Ja’Den McBarrows #10-Pembroke Pines Bengals 95 lbs. ▸▸ 11U Top 2012 Impact Player: Willie Davis – Pembroke Pines Bengals 115 lbs. ▸▸ 15 U Top 2012 Impact Player: Shaddrick “Ced” Lowery #5 -Pembroke Pines Bengals Unlimiteds

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Pembroke Pines Bengals 95 lbs. players proudly display the plaque they won for being the AYFL’s Top Ranked Youth Football Team.

▸▸ AYFL 2012 Coaching Staff of the Year: Pembroke Pines Bengals Unlimiteds ▸▸ AYFL 2012 Top Program of the Year: Pembroke Pines Bengals ▸▸ Generation Nexxt Youth Heisman Award: Shaddrick “Ced” Lowery- Pembroke Pines Bengals Unlimiteds “The student athletes worked really hard all year to get to this point,” Russell said. “It’s great to see them rewarded for all their effort, and I’m happy to see the kids get recognized. I look forward to seeing this event grow over the next few years.”


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upscale salon that offers professional eyebrow shaping. We provide high quality beauty care services in a stylish and enjoyable environment of superior guest service. Established in 2011, Brow Boutique was founded by Alisa Hoosein and Rossy Privett. We have combined 25 years of experience in the beauty industry and a natural knowledge in eyebrow shaping.

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Children Enjoyed Annual Egg Hunts and Sundaes with the Bunny By Debby Teich

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I don’t want anything from my spouse. Can I agree to that? The answer is yes and no. A person can waive all of his/her rights if he/she wishes to do so. The only aspect of the case which cannot be waived is child support for any minor children. Florida law will not allow a Final Judgment to be signed without a provision for child support. The rationale is that the support belongs to the children and therefore cannot be waived by the parents. I have found that many individuals are initially prepared to “just walk away” from a long term marriage without obtaining his/her share of property accumulated. It is obviously his/her right to do so, but nobody should ever make a decision based upon emotion. The reason a person should retain an attorney is to insure that decisions that are made are logical and based upon the law. No individual should give up rights that the law provides.

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Neuropathy is nerve damage which can lessen your ability to feel pain, heat, or cold. Loss of sensation in the foot commonly leads to foot injury. A diabetic may have a pebble in his shoe and not realize it. He may be walking around with the pebble and not notice an injury until he sees an ulceration or infection. Neuropathy can also lead to deformities of the feet. Calluses occur more commonly on the feet of diabetics. If calluses are not trimmed, they can get thick, break down, and turn into ulcers or open sores. You should never cut calluses yourself. This can lead to infection. A podiatrist should cut calluses. Also, stay away from chemicals claiming to remove calluses and corns--they may burn your skin. Poor circulation is yet another problem which can afflict the diabetic. It makes the foot less able to fight infection and to heal. Diabetes causes blood vessels of the foot and leg to narrow and harden. One of the worst things you can do if you have poor circulation is smoke. Smoking will make arteries harden faster. If your feet get cold, wear socks. It is important to stay away from hot water and heating pads. Exercise is good for poor circulation because it will stimulate blood flow-just be sure to wear comfortable, sturdy shoes. People with diabetes are also more likely to need amputation. Many have artery disease reducing blood flow to the feet as well as neuropathy. These problems combined make forming ulcers and infections common which can lead to amputation. For all these reasons, it is important to see your podiatrist and take good care of your feet. There are many things you can do to protect your feet and keep them healthy: wash feet daily; dry them carefully especially between toes; check your feet every day and use a mirror; feel the temperature of your feet (if feel hot or cold, something could be wrong); don’t put feet in hot water; don’t cut off blood flow to feet; don›t smoke; don’t use chemicals on corns or calluses or warts; cut your toenails to follow the curve of your toe; wear flat shoes that fit your feet; check your shoes before putting them on for pebbles, stones or other sharp objects; and finally see your podiatrist for regular examinations and more tips for happy, healthy feet. Dr. Neal M. Bullock’s office is located at 17013 Pines Boulevard, in Pembroke Pines. For information, call 954 450-4200.


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New Loan Modification Program Launched in South Florida By Omar J. Arcia, Esq. Foreclosure Defense and Bankruptcy Protection Attorney

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principal reason why more loan modifications are not successful. After much anticipation, on April 1, 2013, the all new Loss Mitigation Mediation (“LMM”) Program was launched in all South Florida Bankruptcy Courts to combat communication failures. This new program is in direct response to the frustration experienced by many homeowners who have tried to modify their home loans time and time again without success. A similar program was recently launched in Central Florida bankruptcy courts, resulting in an 85% modification success rate. If you are in foreclosure, or behind on your mortgage payments, and have tried to modify your mortgage to no avail, here are the reasons why you should now consider participating in the LMM program.

First, under the LMM program, the foreclosure process stops immediately and any foreclosure sale date is automatically cancelled the moment you file your petition. Unlike a traditional loan modification, the LMM program is completely court supervised. This means that a United States federal judge will ensure that your lender “plays by the rules,” that all loan modification negotiations are concluded, and a definitive response to your application is provided within short, established timeframe. In addition, under the LMM program, you will participate in mediation, which is a formal negotiation meeting with a representative from the bank that has full authority to modify your loan, and settle your case. Another unique feature of the LMM program is that it completely eliminates the “lost document” scenario. Anyone that has attempted to modify their home loan has certainly felt the frustration every time their lender claims they never received certain documents, even though they were already sent by the homeowner. Under the LMM program, all required financial documents for a loan modification are uploaded to a single digital portal so that all parties concerned timely receive and have access to the documents in a confidential setting. If the lender refuses to provide a timely response to a complete loan modification application, after having received all the necessary documents electronically, the homeowner now has the right to enforce a prompt reply from their lender through the court. Under this new scenario, a United States federal court judge has the authority to impose serious monetary and other sanctions on a lender that fails to timely comply with the LMM program guidelines. In short, the new LMM program is an excellent new alternative for homeowners that provides justice, and evens the playing field in the otherwise unpredictable world of home loan modifications. More detailed explanations of different options available to homeowners in foreclosure, at risk of foreclosure, or considering bankruptcy are discussed in a new consumer-friendly DVD developed by the Arcia Law Firm entitled “Fight For Your Home,” available for purchase on our website. If you mention that you heard about the DVD through this magazine, you will receive a FREE copy during the appointment to discuss your case in detail with a member of our qualified legal team. If you are struggling to make your monthly mortgage payments, or if you just received a foreclosure summons, contact the Arcia Law Firm today at 954-437-9066 to schedule a free consultation, or visit www. arcialawfirm.com for more information.

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Make sure that your home has sufficient coverage on an annual basis by contacting your insurance company. In addition to reviewing your policy limits annually, let them know if you’ve remodeled, made an addition or purchased an expensive item for your home, such as new 3D television. Also, let your insurance company know if you have made a major lifestyle change – for example, gotten married or taken in an elderly parent who owns expensive heirlooms. With these lifestyle changes may come new things that need to be accounted for in case of a loss.

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Read your policy to determine what exactly it covers. Most cover replacement costs, or payment for the cost to repair or replace damaged property using similar materials. A Homeowners’ policy also covers your home’s contents, but coverage will vary based on your policy. You will want to purchase additional insurance to cover jewelry, collections, artwork and memorabilia.

When making a major change to your home, it is important to talk to us about insuring those changes. Be sure to let us know the specifics to ensure you have adequate coverage. If you remodeled a bathroom, we want to know whether you installed a standard bathtub or a whirlpool tub or if your countertops are now made of marble – it all adds to the value of your home.

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Ask the expert

Adult Flat Foot Deformity By Robert H. Sheinberg, DPM

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dult flat foot deformity, also known as

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, is a common ailment. It is the result of progressive lowering of the arch secondary to weakness or tearing of the tendons and ligaments that support it. Here is a closer look at the causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment options.

Causes:

▸▸ Inflammation of a tendon on the inside of the ankle and foot from overuse (uphill running) or wearing excessive flat or worn shoes. ▸▸ Rupture or tearing of the major tendon (posterior tibial) supporting the arch. ▸▸ Weakening or tearing of the ligaments supporting the arch and foot joints. ▸▸ Connective tissue disease (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and Reiter’s syndrome). ▸▸ Trauma to the foot or ankle (i.e. bad sprain turning the foot down and out). ▸▸ Flatfoot deformity that progresses over time. ▸▸ Associated with diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

Signs and Symptoms:

▸▸ Pain in the arch and inner ankle when walking. ▸▸ Difficulty standing in one place without developing pain in the ankle and foot. ▸▸ Unable to run or participate in sports. ▸▸ Swelling inside the ankle and foot. ▸▸ Weakness of the muscles and ligaments supporting the arch. ▸▸ Lowering or flattening of the arch causing a flatfoot deformity. ▸▸ Foot starts to deform and bulge on the inner ankle and foot. ▸▸ Foot points outwardly (when standing, the affected foot points away from the body to the outside). ▸▸ Associated with tight Achilles tendon which further deforms the foot. ▸▸ May cause knee and chronic lower back pain.

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Identify the primary cause of the problem. Identify the extent of ligament and/or tendon injury. Supporting the foot and ankle with braces. Immobilization in a cast or boot to allow healing (with or without crutches). Orthotic (custom insole) to support the arch and prevent further damage. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles that support the arch and lessen the inflammation in the tendon and joints. ▸▸ Anti-inflammatories to decrease the swelling and inflammation in the ankle and foot. ▸▸ Surgery to reconstruct the arch and prevent further damage if the condition has been unresponsive to conservative care.

Robert Sheinberg, DPM, is a Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, Diplomat American Board of Podiatric Surgery. He is a partner in Foot, Ankle and Leg Specialists of South Florida and specializes in treating infants, children, teens and adults. His partners are Dr. Al DeSimone, Dr. Fernando Moya, Dr. Alexander Bertot, Dr. Mark Fishman, Dr. Carlo Messina, Dr. David Shenassa, and Dr. Nathan Vela. The South Florida Institute of Sports Medicine in Weston is located at 1600 Town Center Blvd., Suite C, (954) 389-5900 and in Pembroke Pines at 17842 NW 2nd Street, (954) 430-9901.

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Become your community’s eyes and ears!

We cannot guarantee that your neighborhood or business area will become 100% crime free, but crime can be reduced with your help. The Crime Watch program works, because everyone is working with, instead of relying on, the Pembroke Pines Police Department to combat crimes in our community. You literally become the “eyes and ears” of the police by reporting suspicious activity immediately to them. They know that they cannot be everywhere at the same time. The police realize that they need their community to assist them in their efforts to protect and serve. Crime Watch has opened new channels of communication between the police and the residents and merchants of our city.

Does Crime Watch really work?

Crime Watch will work only if we, the citizens and merchants, make it work. There are three things that we need to make our goal a reality; they are the interest, support, and active participation of our community in the Crime Watch program. One of the crucial functions of law enforcement involves keeping the people informed as to what is happening in our community so that they may feel more secure. At the same time we, the people, have to band together and work with the police to deter crime.

Will the police work with Crime Watch?

Yes! The Pembroke Pines Police Department fully supports the Crime Watch program in our city. In fact at almost every meeting that Crime Watch hosts, the police department sends a police officer from the Community Affairs Unit. Often a detective from the unit that specializes in burglary, auto theft, street crime, etc. will attend and address the specific concerns of the neighborhood or business. Our city is growing too fast, which prohibits our police from being everywhere at once. Our police recognize the role that the community can play in law enforcement and keeping our city safe. They need our help as much as we need theirs.

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Become a block captain or coordinator in your neighborhood or business area. Crime Watch needs you...and your community needs an active Crime Watch program. To schedule a meeting in your neighborhood or at your business, call 954-435-6528, visit www.ppines.com/police/crimewatch or send an email to CrimeWatch@bellsouth.net. As always, if you have any additional questions or concerns, send an email to fortis@ppines.com or call 954-435-6505.

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What is Save On Cleaners? Save On Cleaners is a company dedicated to the care of your clothes, not just cleaning. We perform the appropriate process to keep each garment in good condition and prolong its life.

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What are the hours for Save On Cleaners?

We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We have these hours from Monday to Friday to help people that work to bring or pick up their clothes, without having to sacrifice their weekend.

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Mayor Frank C. Ortis’ 11th Annual Pembroke Pines Charter School Golf Tournament, benefiting the Pembroke Pines Charter School Scholarship Foundation, was held at the Pembroke Lakes Golf and Racquet Club. The tournament brought the grand total raised for the Foundation to just over $1 million.

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The City of Pembroke Pines Southwest Focal Point Community Center’s Spring Tea was a sellout. The ladies wore fancy hats and enjoyed tasty tea sandwiches, decadent desserts, and assorted afternoon teas.

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