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Weston Hills | Provence | Offered for $900,000

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Weston Hills | Harbor Pointe | Offered for $950,000

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WESTON

Over 7k sqft of stunning entertaining & living space. This home’s interior has every upgrade & extra imaginable. 20ft soaring ceilings, crown molding throughout, solid wood doors, high end sound system. Brand new water softening system. State of the art security system/cameras at all entry ways & internally. New kitchen/appliances & pool table stays in game room! Exterior over $275k invested in backyard oasis Offered at $1,980,000. Call Helen Fried from The Rosen Team - (954) 588-2146.

WESTON

Custom courtyard home 4BR/3.5BA in the main house plus 1BR/1BA guest house. Totally remodeled & expanded kitchen, quartz counters, butler pantry w/beverage center & large storage area. All bathrooms have been totally remodeled. New 36x18 porcelain tile throughout social areas. Pool with screen. New accordion shutters, one new A/C unit, freshly painted exterior. Offered at $900,000. Call Holly & Bob Catania – (954) 614-6206

WESTON

This home is located in desirable gated community of The Meadows. Home features, 2 story, 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, master bedrooms offers sitting area with 2 walk in closets, laundry room, 2 A/C zones, pool and spa, accordion shutters. Offered at $625,000. Call Courtney Silverman at (954) 292-0743.

WESTON

Great opportunity to own this beautiful Courtyard Pool home in Weston Hills Country Club. This home features 4 bedrooms with a guest house. Master Br/sitting area . Spacious Kitchen and living/Dining room, Family room, private sized corner lot and private yard. Offered at $899,000 Call Mara Gisch at (954) 815-5151

WESTON

Over 4000’sq ft of living area in this 2-story “Nightingale” model. Home features 5BR/6BA plus den, 19X15 bonus room (could be considered 7 bedrooms), huge master bedroom with sitting area, ceramic tile in the social areas and carpeting in the bedrooms, spacious kitchen with granite counter, stainless steel appliances, wood cabinets, covered brick patio, pool, fenced backyard, accordion shutters and so much more. Offered at $875,000. Call Holly & Bob Catania – (954) 614-6206

WESTON

Spacious two-story home in the very sought after Isles of Weston. Home features, 5BR/4BA, tiled floors, vaulted ceilings, formal dining room and living room, spacious kitchen with granite counter tops and upgraded appliances, spacious family room, central vacuum, wood floors on second floor, freshly painted, situated on a cul-de-sac, close to A schools. Definitely a must see! Offered at $624,000. Call Zenaida Halbert at (954) 330-3441

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This exquisite Weston Hill residence IS situated on a corner lakefront lot. Home features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, pool and enclosed entertaining area. Home has been meticulously maintained by original owners who have done extensive remodeling including kitchen and roof. Offered at $899,000. Call Emily Byers from The Rosen Team – (305) 775-1906.

WESTON

Popular model at Isles at Weston, open & bright floor plan. Home features: soaring ceilings, one bedroom suite downstairs, master suite with large sitting area has 2 walk-in closets, three additional bedrooms upstairs plus oversized loft area, 42” cabinets in kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Corian countertops. Impact windows. Offered at $748,500. Call Candice Miller from The Rosen Team – (954) 696-1798

WESTON

Very spacious corner single family home in the quiet neighborhood of Bonaventure Lakes. Home features, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in-law quarters. Plenty of closet space, pool, paved driveway, 2 car garage. So much more, definitely a must see. Offered at $475,000. Call Claudia Glikman at (786) 302-6474


SW RANCHES

Palatial 3 story private gated estate on 7.5 acres. Featuring: library, office, stained glass windows, gourmet kitchen, 12 seat theatre, game room, bowling alley, 4 fireplaces, elevator, 9 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, and so much more. Offered at $ 10,999,999. Call Holly & Bob Catania – (954) 614-6206

CORAL SPRINGS

Beautiful Spacious Pool Home. Offering, 5 bedrooms plus den/office, 3 full bathrooms, 2 car garage, double door entry, high vaulted ceilings throughout including the expansive master suite, remodeled kitchen, granite counter, wood cabinets. This is definitely a must see. Offered at $550,000. Call Courtney Silverman at (954) 292-0743

MIAMI

Beautiful 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms with pool. Huge master bedroom with his and hers walk in closets. Renovated master bathroom, bamboo wood flooring in bedrooms, formal dining room and living room, tank less water heater, new pool equipment (2015), wood kitchen cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, so much more! Offered at $480,000. Call Ana Chavez at (786) 412-3145

FT. LAUDERDALE

Custom home at The Preserve at Emerald Hills. , Home features: 6 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, over 4,764 sq. ft. of living area, high ceiling, impact glass windows and doors, built with the latest construction building codes. Definitely a must see! Offered at $1,780,000. Call Lilian Cobo from The Ramona Bautista Team at (954) 683-3255

CUTLER BAY

One story updated home featuring: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, over 2,000 sqft of living area, professionally enhanced with the latest details in high efficiency, over $60,000 in new LED lighting, security programmed light fixtures inside/outside, central air system with HVAC UV light added to keep it mold-free. So much more, definitely a must see. Offered at $515,000. Call Flor Blanchett at (305) 439-3320

WESTON

Beautiful 3-bedroom 2-1/2 bath with a loft in Country Isles of Weston. Split floor plan. Master on 1st floor with 2 bedrooms by the large loft upstairs. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac. Brand new Air Conditioner Handler and Compressor, Newer water heater. Accordion Shutters and Panels. Offered at $425,000. Call Courtney Silverman at (954) 292-0743

MIRAMAR

Enjoy beautiful sunsets and endless water views from this 2 story pool home in gated “Harbour Lakes Estates”. Home features: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 car garage, hurricane shutter, vacuum system, French door and huge foyer, winding staircase, large family room, heated pool with covered patio. Offered at $719,000. Call Ruimara Gisch at (954) 815-5151

WELLINGTON

Lakefront home located in gated community of Olympia. Home features: 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms over 3500 sq ft of living area, updated kitchen with granite countertop, extra large master bedroom with large walk in closet, private balcony overlooking lake, hurricane shutters, carpet in all bedrooms, clubhouse with many amenities. Offered at $499,990. Call Tini Hui at (305) 904-3761

MIAMI GARDENS

Well maintained home. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, over 1000’ sq ft of living area, large backyard with fruit trees, car port, fence, accordion shutters on all windows and doors, close to major highways. Definitely a must see. Offered at $ 266,900 Call Nivia Pena at (305) 934-1041


CONTENTS

CAN DO KID 72 Weston Teen Organizes Donation Drive to Help Hurricane Victims 74 Weston Athlete Earns Spot on National Taekwondo Team

PUBLISHER’S PAGE

TEE TO GREEN

14 We Have Much to be Thankful For

83 How Well Can You Handle Pressure on the Course?

CALENDAR 18 November 2017

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COMMUNITY NEWS 20 WestonNights Outdoor Concert Series Returns with Majesty of Rock 22 Weston Foreign Film Series Spans the Globe

LEGISLATIVE LOOK 32 ‘Tis the Season of Giving

22 Weston Art Guild Presents Two Exhibits 24 Run to Make a Difference at the Rotary Club’s 20th Annual Run For Tomorrow

REAL ESTATE 34 Selling Your Home After Hurricane Irma

26 Harvest Drive Accelerates into High Gear as Holidays Approach

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FEATURE STORY 45 Celebrate the Season with the Magic of The Nutcracker!

SCHOOL NEWS 47 Country Isles Elementary Welcomes Latinos in Action 48 Everglades Elementary Shares Its Expertise During Digital Think Tank 54 Indian Trace Principal Receives Advocacy Award 54 All A’s for Weston Schools 56 Yoga Class Helps Gator Run Students Develop Mentally and Physically 58 Cypress Bay UNICEF Club Raises Awareness and Funds 60 Manatee Bay Elementary Turns to Social Media to Survive the Storm 62 Weston Schools Support Walk To School Day 64 College Night Informs Families About Application Process

26 Harvest Drive Started at Country Isles Elementary 25 Years Ago 28 Mayor Challenges All Ages to Take the Get Fit Challenge

90 Artis Senior Living to Open New Memory Care Assisted Living Community in Davie

PHOTO OF THE MONTH 92 The World’s Favorite Magazine™

ROTARY NEWS 93 Rotarians Doing What They Do Best

PET CARE 96 Why Do I Need To Vaccinate My Pet?

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 98 Bonaventure Resort and Spa Opens its Doors for the Community to Stay, Play, Dine and Unwind 100 Rescue Apparel Aids Animal Shelters

SNAPSHOTS FROM SCHOOL 102,104,106 Class Acts!

SEEN ON SCENE 108 Community Snapshots

ASK THE EXPERT 67 Pick Your Poison: Thumb Sucking or Pacifier Use

40 Weston BSO Hosts Shred-a-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet

80 Flat Feet in Children and Adults 81 Holistic Skincare

42 Cleveland Clinic Florida to Open Simulation Center

84 How Sleep Affects Ocular Health

65 Community Invited to College Planning Workshop at St. Katharine Drexel Church

94 Buttock Enhancement (a.k.a. Brazilian Butt Lift)

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

MAYOR’S MESSAGE 32 We Have Much To Be Thankful For This Season

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66 Meltdowns

39 Holiday Cooking Safety

70 Children Can Exercise their Minds and Bodies at Weston Branch Library

86 Should We Mediate?

POSITIVE PARENTING

29 Weston Welcomes Back Mayors’ Chess Challenge 30 City Commended for Excellence in Financial Reporting

LEGALLY SPEAKING

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68 Excess Sugar—Your Worst Enemy 75 Spinal Degeneration: An Aging Process? 88 Should Happens

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Exceptional 4 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath + Office + Theater. 3-Car Garage Home Boasts 5,600 SF on Exclusive Harrier Street that has been Tastefully Updated. Owner’s Suite with Sitting Area & Walkout to Pool Area. Marble & Wood Floors Complement Freshly Painted Walls/Crown Moldings/Ceilings that Accentuate with Soft Grays, Bold Whites & an Array of Natural Light. Fully Automated Home Theater/Media (Crestron), Lutron Lighting System throughout, Surround Sound, Spectacular Long Lake Views & Resort-Style Pool with Summer Kitchen Complete the Offering.

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any of us take a moment to sit back and give thanks during November. At Our City Media, we have something special to be thankful for, our eighth magazine, Our City Fort Lauderdale, was launched this month! Our City Fort Lauderdale is just like this magazine – full of local community and school news stories and delivered to our readers’ mailboxes every month. We are proud that Our City Magazines are a little bit different than other magazines you might receive. We are deliberately and specifically a local magazine and strive to be your source for community and school news. We are also quite proud of our positive voice. Don’t look in these pages for gotcha journalism, crime blotters or divisive political exposés. You won’t find them. However, do look for uplifting stories such as the incredible, selfless acts our neighbors performed before, during and after the recent hurricanes. You also might find pictures of a cute little puppy or a group of students competing in a science fair. In this time of Thanksgiving, we are thankful for the wonderful group of people we work with, the incredible communities we serve, and the hard-working local businesses and advertising partners that make publishing this magazine possible.

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CALENDAR NOVEMBER 2017

4th “Moana” – Bring the blankets, lawn chairs and plenty of popcorn for Moonlight Movies in the Park. This free, family event takes place at the Event Stage in Weston Regional Park at 7:30pm. For more information, please call 954-389-4321 or visit www.westonfl.org.

Post-Traumatic Stress and Growth – Gain knowledge about PTSD and what a person living with it might experience. Learn ways to strengthen your resilience by utilizing stress management skills. This program is sponsored by Jewish Family Services (JFS) and will focus on veterans. It takes place from 6:30-7:30pm at the Weston Branch Library. Call 954-357-5304 for more information.

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Road Map to College – The Women of Faith Ministry from St. Katharine Drexel is hosting a college planning workshop for high school juniors and seniors and their parents. The presentation will include information on standardized testing, applications, essays, college visits, and more. It takes place from 6:30-8:30pm at the church at 2501 South Post Road. For more information email skdwomenoffaith@gmail.com.

Genealogy 101 – The first of a three-part workshop on genealogy will provide basic research and strategy to get started tracing your family tree. Participants will learn about resources to find ancestors, how to use them, and the value of genealogy software. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Branch Library. It takes place from 6-7:45pm on Nov. 6th, 13th and 20th. For more information call 954-357-5304.

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Senorita Marci – In this multicultural bilingual show, children will learn many Spanish words, colors, and numbers as well as basic communication. The program also explores Mexican culture, music and traditions. It takes place from 11am-12pm at the Weston Branch Library. For more information call 954-357-5430.

Weston Library Book Club – All are welcome to join a book talk on Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford. Copies are available at the reference desk. This book club meets the second Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm at the Weston Branch Library. Call 954-357-5304 for more information. “Like Water for Chocolate” – The Weston Foreign Film Series, presented by the Arts Council of Greater Weston and City of Weston, premieres with this Spanish film about two star-crossed lovers and their attempt to find true happiness. Show times are at

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4:45pm and 7:30pm at AMC Weston 8 Cinemas. Tickets, if available, are $8 at the theater on the night of the show. For more information visit www.1Weston.com. Weston Art Guild Reception – The winners of the Weston Art Guild’s 9th Annual Juried Art Show will be announced and prizes presented during this reception at the Weston Branch Library from 6-7:30pm. The free exhibit runs through December 28th.

15th Weston Friends Club 5-Deck Canasta – This game is played at a member’s home on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. If you are interested in this activity or more information about Weston Friends Club, please call Judy Good at 954-349-1578.

18th BSO Shred-a-Thon & Operation Medicine Cabinet – Help prevent prescription drug abuse and identity theft. Drop off unused, unwanted or expired medications and shred personal documents containing sensitive data at the BSO Weston District Office, 17300 Royal Palm Blvd., between 10am and 1pm. For more information call 954-831-8902. Zumbini – In this Mommy and Me Zumba class, caregivers and their child will learn, bond, and grow in an upbeat and happy, musical environment. It is for children ages 0-3; one child per adult. The class is from 10:30-11:30am at the Weston Branch Library. Call 954-357-5430 for more information.

19th Adult Coloring Club – Make a note card or bookmark, or color a full-page design, using gel pens, markers and color pencils while listening to music and the sounds of nature. All materials are provided. This adult program is sponsored by the Friends of the Weston Branch Library. It is from 6-7:30pm. Call 954-357-5430 for more information.

Craft & Talent Show – Stop by Weston Town Center from noon to 6pm for a showcase of handmade products by local artists, entertainment, and Kids Zone. For more information visit www.westontowncenter.net.

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17th Harvest Drive Community Drop-Off Day – Help Harvest Drive reach its goal of serving over 2,400 families in need this Thanksgiving. Drop off donations of non-perishable food from 3-10pm at Western High School. Gently used boys clothing, as well as children’s toys and books, are also greatly needed. For more information visit www. HarvestDriveFlorida.com.

Dec. 2nd Majesty of Rock – The WestonNights Outdoor Concert Series returns with this tribute to American rock legends Styx and Journey. The free concert takes place from 7-10pm at the event stage in Weston Regional Park. Bring your own lawn chairs and come early to get good seating. For more information visit www.westonfl.org.

Dec. 3rd Tree Lighting – Usher in the holiday season at the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Weston Town Center from 4-8pm. The festivities include a visit from Santa Claus, appearance by Queen Elsa, photo booth, entertainment, bounce houses, and more. A portion of vendor proceeds will benefit the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. For more information go to www.WestonTownCenter.net.

Dec. 7th Weston Friends Club Holiday Lunch – The Weston Friends Club is hosting its annual holiday luncheon at Signature Grand beginning at 12pm. For more information on this popular event or other Weston Friends Club activities, please call Elena Hajek at 954-384-2935.

Ongoing Weston Art Guild Meeting – At this month’s meeting, mixed media artist Lifrancis Rojas will demonstrate the process of creating textures on canvas and wood using different materials. The meeting is free and open to the public. It takes place from 7-9pm at Rick Case Hyundai. For more information call 305-310-9586.

Open Bridge Play – Enjoy an afternoon of bridge at the Weston Community Center on Mondays from 12:30-4pm or Wednesday and Friday from 12:30-3:30pm. For more information call 954-389-4321. Open Mah-Jong – Enjoy a game of mah-jong every Thursday from 11am-3pm at the Weston Community Center. Call 954-389-4321 for more information.


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WestonNights Outdoor Concert Series Returns with Majesty of Rock BY STACEY BOMSER

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Majesty of Rock, a tribute to Journey and Styx, will kick off the WestonNights Outdoor Concert Series. Photo courtesy Majesty of Rock.

njoy the ultimate tribute to legendary rock bands Journey and Styx, when the third season of the WestonNights Outdoor Concert Series kicks off on Saturday, December 2nd with Majesty of Rock. Don Decker, Weston’s Director of Parks and Recreation, believes this show will appeal to an audience of all ages. “These two bands have a number of popular hits that are known not only to the adults in the community who followed 70’s and 80’s music, but to their kids too who have heard these songs reborn on shows like The Voice, American Idol and others.” Tribute bands Chain Reaction and Forever Styx will perform Majesty of Rock. The concert playlist will likely include Styx songs like Come Sail Away, Mr. Roboto and Lady, while Journey ballads such as Don’t Stop Believin’, Faithfully and Open Arms will bring back memories. Decker says he and his staff have enjoyed planning the WestonNights concert series knowing that it is something the community looks forward to each year. “We believe we have built anticipation for fun nights that will

appeal to Weston families looking for a reason to stay in town instead of fighting traffic, parking fees and crowds in Fort Lauderdale and Miami.” While the bands scheduled for the spring shows have not yet been announced, Decker promises the remainder of the WestonNights Outdoor Concert Series “will be sure to rock the park.” Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 3rd and Saturday, March 10th. All concerts take place from 7-10pm at the event stage in Weston Regional Park. The park’s largest playground will be open to entertain children before the concert. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit back and enjoy the music under the stars. A variety of food offerings will be available or guests are welcome to bring picnic dinners. Alcohol is not permitted, but Decker says new this year will be the opportunity to purchase adult beverages from park vendors. For more information on the WestonNights concert series call 954-389-4321 or visit www.westonfl.org/events.

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Weston Foreign Film Series Spans the Globe COMMUNITY NEWS

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his month the Arts Council of Great Weston welcomes the 12th season of its is living on her deceased father’s farm, bought cheaply because there is no water wildly popular Weston Foreign Film Series. source. When Manon finds the source, the whole village becomes a part of the The program began in 2005 at the Weston Branch Library, but quickly story as the plot twists and turns to reveal the truth. outgrew the space and was moved to the Weston 8 Cinema. After the third movie, Get in the Valentine’s Day mood with the romantic comedy Mostly Martha on when ticketholders could not find a seat, the February 12th. This German film is about an Foreign Film Series started presenting two obsessive single-minded chef, who finds her showings of each movie, which it continues to life choices change when she assumes the this day. care of a stubborn head-strong niece and an “The Weston Foreign Film Series has clearly unorthodox chef arrives in her kitchen. fulfilled a need in our community for this movie The Weston Foreign Film Series concludes genre,” states Arts Council President Jami Nix on March 12th with Tangerines. It follows the Rahn. “We are thrilled with the community transformation of two wounded soldiers from response that has led to this terrific growth.” opposite sides taken in by Estonian farmers. Weston Foreign Film Series Chair Irene Set just after the fall of the Soviet Union, this Carraway says the committee has an excitpoetic Estonian-Georgian film makes an eloing season in store. “We have reviewed many, quent statement for peace. many films and have selected ones that we feel AMC Weston 8 hosts the Foreign Film Series. our audience will enjoy the most. We encourShow times are at 4:45pm and 7:30pm. All forage you to get your tickets as soon as possible, eign language films have English subtitles. as we are anticipating another sold out season.” Weston Foreign Film Series season tickets The 2017-2018 season starts on November are on sale now. The cost is $35 for all five The Weston Foreign Film Series Committee has planned an exciting lineup this season. Pictured here are Jami Nix Rahn, 13th with Like Water for Chocolate. The audifilms. Series tickets are available at the Weston Carol Lema, Vicki Rosen and Committee Chair Irene Carraway. ence will delight in finding out if star-crossed Community Center (inside Regional Park) and lovers, Tita and Pedro, can overcome tradition and find true happiness. This film the Weston Friends of the Library Bookstore (inside the Weston Branch Library). features the original Spanish cast. Individual tickets, if available, will be sold at the movie theater on the day of the The Chinese movie King of Masks will be shown on December 11th. Based on showing beginning at 4pm for $8. a true story, this film depicts the heartfelt and liberating journey of Wang Bianlian, The Weston Foreign Film Series is presented by the Arts Council King of the Sichuan Change Art, as he tries to find an heir to carry on the perforof Greater Weston and the City of Weston. For more information mance tradition. visit www.1Weston.com or call 954-389-4321. Manon of the Spring will be shown on January 8th. In this French film, Manon

Weston Art Guild Presents Two Exhibits BY STACEY BOMSER

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he Weston Art Guild has been busy preparing for two shows this month – its annual Juried Show and the Fort Lauderdale Home Show. Weston is home to many talented professional artists. Their work will be on display at the Weston Art Guild’s 9th Annual Juried Show. It runs November 1st through December 29th at the Angel Wings in the Sky by Weston Branch Library. Steve Romero (photography) The free exhibit will feature approximately 50 pieces of original artwork by Guild members in a variety of genres, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography and mixed media. In addition, this is the first year Cypress Bay High School has been invited to participate. Four student artists will have their work featured. This is a juried show and awards will be presented at a reception on Puffin Offspring by Becky Monday, November 13th from 6-7:30pm Blackwood (mixed media) in the library’s multi-purpose room. The awards reception is open to the public and is a wonderful chance to meet the artists and discuss their techniques and inspiration. This month, the Weston Art Guild has also been invited to participate in the Fort Lauderdale Home Show’s “Home with Art.” It runs November 17-19th at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center. The “Art, Culture Feeding” exhibit, curated by Weston Art Guild President Lynda Sauls, features the work of Monica Azpura, Patricia Beltran, Becky

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Genetic Code by Lynda Sauls (encaustic on wood panel)

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Blackwood, Sue Gillingham, Eliane Harvey, Alexandra Jones, Magdaly Montenegro, Consuelo Mora, Lifrancis Rojas, Steve Romero, and Lynda Sauls. “This visual banquet is set before you by eleven Weston Art Guild members,” shares Sauls. “Nourishment is digested through color, texture, complex subjects, wet on wet techniques, geometric shapes, repetition of color and line. Dining will facilitate freedom to explore, as well reflect and enhance conscious and unconscious awareness. Hoping to titillate taste buds that will lead to new possibilities and transformative thoughts of ourselves and the world. Bon Appetite!” Now in its 12th year, the Weston Art Guild is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization established to create a cultural atmosphere in the community by educating the public on the importance of all forms of visual arts. The Guild reflects the multicultural composition in its members’ work. The Weston Art Guild welcomes all visual artists and art enthusiasts. Its monthly meetings feature an artist demonstration. They are free to attend and are held the last Monday of the month at Rick Case Hyundai.

For more information on the Weston Art Guild, contact Publicity Chair Lifrancis Rojas at 305-310-9586.


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Run to Make a Difference at the Rotary Club’s 20th Annual Run For Tomorrow COMMUNITY NEWS

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unday, December 10th will be a day of health and wellness in Weston. The morning begins bright and early with the Rotary Club of Weston’s 20th annual Run For Tomorrow followed by a family-friendly Fun and Health Festival. Run Chairman Jesus Sanchez says this year the event is even more special than ever. “This is the 20th anniversary of this Weston run, walk, and health and fun fest, so we could say it is more than ever an institution for runners and the community. With thousands of participants, it has become the largest run and wellness event in the City of Weston.” The USATF certified 5K and half-marathon race event is Weston Rotary’s primary annual charity fundraiser. Last year’s Run For Tomorrow raised more than $60,000 for worthy Weston Rotary Club charities and service projects and organizers are hoping to raise even more this year. You can make a difference in the community today by participating in the Run For Tomorrow. Proceeds will support local charities such as Habitat for Humanity, Harvest Drive, Hope Outreach, LifeNet4Families, Sandy Nininger Jr. State Veterans’ Nursing Home, the Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center, as well as Rotary International’s fight to end polio. In addition, part of the proceeds from this year’s race will be donated to the Rotary’s Robbins fund, which was established to support hurricane victims. Registration is now open for both races. Preregistration is $35 for the 5K and $50 for the halfmarathon. Race day registration is $45 for the 5K and $65 for the half-marathon. All runners will receive a premium Dri-Fit shirt, goodie bag, free breakfast and newly designed die-cast medals. Winners’ medals will be awarded to the top finishers in several age categories.

There will be changes this year to the post-race health and wellness event. The Fun and Health Festival, which runs from 9am-1pm, is free to attend and open to the entire community; race participation is not required. It will feature fitness obstacle courses for young and old, concerts, a DJ, bounce houses, free massages, raffles, and multiple other activities presented by vendors and businesses from in and around Weston. In addition, the BSO Police and Fire Rescue departments and members of the Weston CERT team will be on hand to provide educational information on health and safety topics.

The Rotary Club of Weston’s 20th annual Run For Tomorrow takes place at Cypress Bay High School on Sunday, December 10th. The half-marathon begins at 6:20am sharp, followed by the 5K at 7:30am. Day-of registration opens at 5am. Both races begin on Vista Park Boulevard in front of the school. Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital returns as the title sponsor. DynaServ and Ultimate Software are the platinum sponsors. To register for the Rotary Run For Tomorrow or to learn more about the Fun and Health Festival, go to www.westonrotary.com/ run-for-tomorrow/.

Mayor Challenges All Ages to Take the Get Fit Challenge BY STACEY BOMSER

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tudents, families and the Weston community are invited to take part in the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge One-Mile Family Health Walk. It is part of the festivities at the 20th annual Rotary Club of Weston’s Run For Tomorrow on December 10th. Now in its seventh year, the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge began as a way to encourage parents and schools to join together in teaching children the importance of fitness and nutritional eating for improved physical and mental health. It has become a healthy competition between Weston elementary schools to see which school has the largest number of participants in Photos courtesy City of Weston. the One-Mile Family Health Walk, as a percentage of its enrollment. In addition to winning bragging rights, the winning school also receives the coveted Commission Cup and a $5000 cash prize. Imagine Weston is a six-time winner.

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This year there is no cost to register or participate in the One-Mile Family Health Walk. The event is not timed. Schools will be notified how to register. Following the Mayor’s Challenge walk, families are encouraged to attend the Rotary Fun and Health Festival, which runs until 1pm. It will feature music, entertainment, vendors, educational booths and much more, including bounce houses and special children’s activities. The City of Weston and the Rotary Club of Weston are proud partners in the Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge OneMile Family Health Walk. It takes place at 9am on Sunday, December 10th at Cypress Bay High School. It is part of the 20th annual Run For Tomorrow charitable event. For more information visit www.westonfl.org or www.westonrotary.com/run-for-tomorrow/.


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Harvest Drive Accelerates into High Gear as Holidays Approach COMMUNITY NEWS

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magine a Thanksgiving dinner without roasted turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes. Sadly, that’s a reality for families throughout Broward County, including right here in Weston, who don’t have the money to purchase the traditional feast. Thankfully, Harvest Drive donations will help put food on the table for about 2,400 families this Thanksgiving, providing meals for 10,000 people. This is no easy task. Harvest Drive Inc. Founder Renee Herman credits her student volunteers for making the Harvest Drive possible each year, and for continually expanding its outreach. This year 200 schools will participate, including every Weston school. Cypress Bay High School is one of Harvest Drive’s 15 distribution sites. It will help fulfill the needs of 75-100 families here in Weston, along with another 75 families at a benefactor school in East Fort Lauderdale. Recipient families receive ten grocery bags filled with food and basic household necessities, along with a gift card to purchase perishable items such as a turkey for their holiday meal. “The Cypress Bay students do an extraordinary job, there is no other word to describe their dedication, enthusiasm and drive,” shares Herman, noting that she is continually amazed at how students throughout Broward County embrace this project year after year, helping collect, sort and distribute tens of thousands of grocery items to needy families each holiday season. “These children are so inspiring. They truly want to help and do whatever is within their means to make Harvest Drive happen each year. They are the ones who keep us going.” Of course, Harvest Drive would not be successful without the support of the community as well. This includes individuals who donate food items as well as corporate, civic and community groups who step up for the cause. “Hunger is not just at the holidays, it’s year-round,” states Herman. “That’s why we started our Helping Hands Box program last year. Harvest Drive orders the food and one of our ‘partner’ organizations help pack 144 boxes which are delivered the next day to families in need right here in our community. Temple Dor Dorim will be packing boxes next month.” But this month, Herman is calling on all her Weston neighbors to support Harvest Drive Founder Renee Herman Harvest Drive by donating non-perwith sons, Jonathan and Adam, and ishable items for Thanksgiving dinner, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

as well as everyday grocery staples such as canned tuna, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, macaroni and cheese, rice, and pancake mix. No jars please. Grocery gift cards and monetary donations are always welcome to purchase perishable items. Harvest Drive also collects donations of personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, dish soap and laundry detergent. In addition, keep an eye out for Harvest Drive Collection Days. Here in Weston, Cypress Bay students will be stationed at different Publix supermarkets throughout the community collecting donations. “Why not take advantage of Publix BOGO deals? Buy one item for you and donate the second to Harvest Drive,” suggests Herman. “ She also reminds people that we were very fortunate to escape the brunt of Hurricane Irma’s impact. “Please consider sharing our blessing by donating your unused hurricane supplies. One can of soup can help make a meal for a family in need.” Herman says donations are also needed for the Harvest Boutique. This year they are in desperate need of boys clothing, especially for ages four to 13, as well as gently used toys, games and children’s books. Food and merchandise donations can be delivered to Western High School on Harvest Drive Community Drop-off Day, which is on Friday, November 17th, from 3-10pm. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload your car. Another way you can help support Harvest Drive and is by donating a frozen turkey during the Florida Panthers’ Turkey Drive at the BB&T Center. For every turkey donated, supporters will receive two tickets to an upcoming Panthers home game. For more information on how you can help the Harvest Drive call 954-444-5548 or visit www.HarvestDriveFloria.com. Monetary donations can be mailed to: Harvest Drive Inc., 5190 NW 165 Street, Miami, FL, 33014. Harvest Drive is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It assures that 100% of donations go directly to families in need.

Harvest Drive Started at Country Isles Elementary 25 Years Ago BY STACEY BOMSER

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arvest Drive is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It started as a simple canned good drive at Country Isles Elementary School, but over the years has evolved into a county-wide program encompassing almost every single Broward County Public School. Despite its enormous growth, Harvest Drive remains true to its roots. “Since day one, our mission has always been to teach children at a young age that their contributions can make a difference in the lives of others,” states

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Harvest Drive Inc. Founder Renee Herman. She says in the beginning their goal was really quite simple – to help families within the school. “We thought there were families in need, so we went to the school to ask if we could help by organizing a food drive.” Herman clearly remembers those early years, when she and other parent volunteers would bag donations right there in the Country Isles cafeteria. “We took the Student Council students to Publix to buy the turkeys.” Over time, the Harvest Drive expanded, to the point where it outgrew its home at Country Isles. At that point, it was serving over 200 families in the Weston, Davie, Sunrise and unincorporated Broward area, but the need was much greater. “Western High School contacted

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us and asked us to relocate there,” states Herman. “In our 16th year, we opened at Western and it’s been our flagship site ever since. Today we run 15 sites throughout Broward County and have more than 200 schools participating in Harvest Drive.” Despite its enormous growth, Herman says to this day children remain at the heart of Harvest Drive. “We started as a way to teach kids to give back. That’s what we are doing every single day. Harvest Drive is a unique opportunity to change a child’s life – both the givers and the receivers – and that’s incredible!” Although Harvest Drive is now far-reaching, serving more than 2,400 families each Thanksgiving, as well as running year-round food banks at two schools, Herman says it’s still a grass-roots effort run by her and a handful of volunteers. “We are the only charitable organization that is truly all-volunteer,” brags Herman. “We have no overhead. All donations go right back into the community helping those in need.”


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Weston Welcomes Back Mayors’ Chess Challenge COMMUNITY NEWS

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he City of Weston will once again host the Mayors’ Chess Challenge. On Saturday, December 9th, hundreds of players of all ages and skill levels from throughout Broward County are expected to come together to enjoy a friendly game of chess. This is the third year of the Mayors’ Chess Challenge. It was started by Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan to promote scholastic chess and its academic benefits. It has grown over the years and now 19 municipalities take part in the county-wide program, with multiple cities hosting each month from September through May. Mayor Daniel Stermer says he

is excited to welcome this open competition back to Weston. It is an opportunity for novices, experts and all ranges in-between to join in the fun. “One of the great achievements of the Mayors’ Chess Challenge is there are no barriers due to age, physical ability, or economic status,” states Mayor Stermer. “Chess brings students of all ages and areas of the county together with adults of all backgrounds and careers for a great interchange. Chess breaks down barriers and benefits students with critical thinking skills and focus that they will carry with them their entire lives.”

The Mayor is busy brushing up on his chess moves. “Playing against kids is always a joy and honestly a true challenge!” He will be joined by members of the City Commission, BSO officers, and principals from Weston schools.

The Mayors’ Chess Challenge is a series of monthly challenges hosted by mayors, other elected officials and community leaders throughout Broward County. The event takes place in Weston from 10am to noon on Saturday, December 9th at the Photos courtesy City of Weston. Weston Community Center. The City will supply chess boards, but players are welcome to bring their own. There will be chess board cookies for all players to enjoy. Lauderhill, Coconut Creek and Dania Beach will also host Mayors’ Chess Challenges in December. There are ten additional Mayors’ Chess Challenges scheduled for January through May. For the complete calendar of events, go to www.sunrisefl.gov/chess. For more information on the Mayors’ Chess Challenge call 954-747-4600.

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he City of Weston has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive annual financial report for the Fiscal Year ending September 30, 2016. This prestigious award, presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) of the United States and Canada, is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. This is the 19th consecutive year the City has received this award. For the City of Weston to consistently earn the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting represents a significant accomplishment by the Weston Finance Department. The award was presented to Accounting Manager Cindy Tao, but is shared as a collective effort with Dana Sampson, accounts receivable, and Ana Rodriguez, accounts payable, staff members. “Their collective diligence, dedication and professionalism is a constant source of pride for the City,”

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ovember and the Thanksgiving holidays are a time of reflection and a time of giving thanks. While each year we are thankful, this year hopefully more so. It takes but a moment to look at the devastation of neighboring counties, states, countries and islands, which very easily could have been us. We should be forever grateful that in this hurricane season we were spared severe destruction. Landscaping can and will be replaced and minor roof damage will be repaired. Let us give thanks for what we have, for what we did not encounter, and help those truly in need of which there are many. Being the community that Weston is, each Thanksgiving we step up and help those in our own neighborhood with food insecurity. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Harvest Drive, a fundraising and food gathering effort working with the Broward County Public School System as well as private schools, churches, temples and community organizations, will provide a complete Thanksgiving meal and a week’s worth of groceries and necessities to over 2,300 families across Broward County, including families in Weston. Harvest Drive was initiated at Country Isles Elementary School right here in Weston. We encourage you to do what you can, if you can, to help children help other children in need. Donation drop-off dates at Western High School are November 16 and 17 starting at 12:00 noon. Please visit www.harvestdriveflorida.com for requested items. 2017 has been a constructive year in our City, including the passage of our fiscal year 2018 budget with no increase in the millage rate of 2.3900 mills for an unexpected fourth consecutive year. Residents of the City can look forward to: Fire and EMS protection at the same levels; Nine additional sworn law enforcement deputies; Arts, cultural and recreation programs at current levels; Design of the Improvements to the I-75/Royal Palm Boulevard interchange and the Royal Palm Boulevard/Weston Road intersection; Design of Bonaventure Park; Design of a new Community Center building in Weston Regional Park; Renovations to Indian Trace Park; Tennis Center parking lot expansion; and Construction of Fire Station No. 21 in Bonaventure. The fall and winter in south Florida brings in the best weather and with that our events season is in full swing running through May 2018. The City, in conjunction with the Arts Council of Greater Weston, offers many great events for families. These include monthly Moonlight Movies in the Park, magician and puppet shows at the Weston Community Center for children, Dallas Brass and Symphony of the Americas concerts - both ticketed and free, a Foreign Film Series, the free WestonNights Outdoor Concert series, the Winter Safety Expo, the Celebrate the Arts event, Weston World Fest, the Mayor’s Chess Challenge, the Royal Egg Hunt, and much more. I also look forward to seeing all Weston elementary students at the FREE Mayor’s Get Fit Challenge Cup 1-Mile Health Walk on December 10th at Cypress Bay High School with a grand prize of $5,000 to the Weston elementary school with the most participation as a percentage of their enrollment. Please look for details of these and other events on our City website at Westonfl.org/Events. For the holidays, we always stress vigilance to not leave valuables in sight in vehicles, and to always lock your car doors. Weston is a safe community, but whether you are running into the gym, dropping a child off at day-care or pumping gas at the gas station, remember to Lock it, Don’t Lose it. The same can be said for ensuring that your garage door is closed when you go to bed at night as that too happens and provides those who are up to no good the perfect invitation into your home. I, on behalf of the entire City Commission and staff, wish you and your families a safe, happy and healthy holiday season and New Year. Mayor Stermer can be contacted via email at dstermer@ westonfl.org or at 954-385-2000.

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ovember begins the holiday season and the season of giving. Floridians are extremely generous and give of themselves for those whom we think are truly in need. Charities depend on the generosity of donors to support them for various causes and purposes. Many charitable organizations use your donations wisely; however, some may misrepresent their fundraising intentions or solicit for phony causes. Keep these tips in mind before making a donation.

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Scammers take advantage of people by pretending to be a real charity in order to commit fraud. Frequently, bogus charities will exploit a recent natural disaster or tragedy, promising to use the donations to aid victims. It is important not to judge a charity solely on its name. Many organizations may use names similar to well-known charities and organizations.

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Ask the charity or organization why it is asking for donations and what purpose will be served. Florida law gives the prospective donor the right to request and receive a copy of a charity’s financial report before donating. You can also visit our online Gift Givers’ Guide to view a charity’s financial information and current registration status, or call 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352). Be aware that many telephone appeals for funds are made by paid solicitors, not volunteers. The solicitors often work for a for-profit firm hired by the organization. Telemarketing is expensive and may entail substantial fundraising costs. Ask the solicitor what portion of your donation will be retained by the charity.

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Some solicitors use high-pressure tactics and may even offer to send a “runner” to pick up your money immediately. Don’t feel forced to make a quick decision without getting all the information that you need to make an informed decision. Reputable charities and organizations are just as happy to receive your donation tomorrow as today. If you decide to make a donation, never send cash. Typically, it is best to pay by check, made payable to the charity itself, not to the solicitor. If you decide to make a donation online, look for indicators that the site is secure, such as a URL that begins with “https:” (the “s” stands for secure).

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Always obtain and save a printed copy of your donation or a receipt showing the amount of the contribution. Not all organizations soliciting in the name of benevolence are true charities eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions. If this is important to you, ask about the organization’s federal and state eligibility for receiving tax deductible donations. Typically, such donations fall under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3). All charities soliciting within the State of Florida (excluding religious, educational, political and governmental agencies) are required to register and file financial information with the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. If a professional solicitor is requesting a donation on behalf of a charity, the solicitor also must be registered with the department and should be able to provide you with their registration number. State Representative Richard Stark (D-Weston) represents House District 104 which includes all of Weston. You can reach Rep. Stark at Richard.Stark@myfloridahouse.gov or by calling his legislative office at 954-217-0287.


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he kitchen is the heart of any home, especially during the holidays. Children also love to be involved in the holiday meal preparation. Combined with so much activity and people in the home, it is no wonder that Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment, according to the National Fire Protection Association. The frequency of cooking fires nearly doubles on Thanksgiving Day when compared to any other day of the year. Cooking fires, furthermore, are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, unattended cooking is by far the leading contributing factor in home cooking fires. By following some simple safety tips, you can reduce your family’s chances of an accidental cooking fire this holiday season. ▸▸ Before you cook that holiday meal, be sure that the oven and stovetop are clean, free of grease and are in good working order. ▸▸ Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food. With the normal chaos of preparing a large meal for family and friends, it is easy to get distracted and walk away from your stove. If you must leave the kitchen even for a short time, turn off the stove top. ▸▸ Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently. Use a timer to remind you that the oven is on. ▸▸ Pot holders, oven mitts, wooden and plastic utensils, paper and plastic bags, food packaging, and towels are all flammable. Keep these items away from your stove top. ▸▸ Keep pot and pan handles facing in to prevent children from tipping them over. Hot food and liquids that spill onto a child can cause life threatening burn injuries. ▸▸ Do not wear loose clothing while you are cooking. Your sleeves can easily ignite on a hot stovetop. If your clothes catch fire: stop, drop, and roll! Stop immediately, drop to the ground, and cover your face with your hands. Roll over repeatedly to put out the fire. Call 9-1-1, then cool any burns with cool water for three to five minutes. ▸▸ If you are planning on deep frying a turkey, make sure you do it outside on a flat, level surface at least ten feet away from your home. Always make sure your turkey is completely thawed. Placing a frozen turkey in a hot oil fryer can cause an instantaneous overflowing of boiling oil that can easily ignite, causing significant burn injuries. ▸▸ Make sure you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen that is rated for all types of fires. These extinguishers can be purchased at most hardware and home improvement stores. ▸▸ Lastly, make sure that you have smoke detectors installed on every level of your home, near your kitchen, and by every bedroom. Test them every month and make sure they have fresh batteries. Make sure that you change your batteries once a year. Smoke detectors save lives! The prevention of cooking fires is one of the best ways to lower the number of home fires all year round and not just during the holidays. Avoid becoming a statistic. By simply staying alert and attentive when cooking this year’s Thanksgiving feast, you will ensure your family will enjoy a safe and memorable holiday. For more information, please contact Fire Chief Bruce Angier at Fire Station 81 at 954-389-2015 or by email at bruce_angier@ sheriff.org.

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Weston BSO Hosts Shred-a-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet COMMUNITY NEWS

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n an effort to help prevent identity theft and prescription drug abuse, the Broward Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Shred-a-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet on Saturday, November 18th at the Weston Police Services Building. Residents are encouraged to drop off papers and pills to be safely destroyed. BSO’s Shred-a-Thon helps reduce crime by shredding sensitive documents as a pro-active step to reduce the risk of identity theft. Weston residents can safely destroy personal documents, check stubs, credit card offers, receipts and any other material that might contain sensitive data. During last year’s Shred-a-Thon in Weston, 22,002 pounds of personal paperwork were securely shredded. BSO Crime Prevention Specialist Deputy Kari Pallotto says BSO’s Shred-a-Thon is a free and convenient way to safeguard your identity. “Set up like a drive-thru, officers will help residents unload boxes from their cars.” While there is no charge for the Shred-a-Thon service, there is a fivebox maximum per car. Boxes can be no larger than 15 inches long, 12 inches wide, and ten inches high. Operation Medicine Cabinet provides residents with the opportunity to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medications. Deputy Pallotto says all medications will be accepted, just no needles or sharps. Participating residents will receive a $5 gift card, while supplies last. Deputy Pallotto says BSO Photos courtesy City of Weston. encourages residents to take

advantage of Operation Medicine Cabinet rather than throwing out or flushing medications. “If prescription medication gets into the water system, it can be bad for the environment. The purpose of this program is to dispose of old medicine properly and get any unused pills out of your house to prevent theft of the medicine.” Prescription drug abuse is on the rise, especially among teens. That’s because prescription drugs are easier for kids to get than illegal drugs. For many, it’s as easy as opening the medicine cabinet. Officials say one in four teens have misused or abused a prescription drug and prescription drugs account for more overdose deaths than street drugs. Programs such as Operation Medicine Cabinet with its no questions asked policy are proving successful in keeping prescription drugs off the streets. At last year’s event in Weston, 330.4 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs were disposed of safely. BSO’s Shred-a-Thon and Operation Medicine Cabinet will take place on Saturday, November 18th from 10am to 1pm in the parking lot of the Weston Police Services Center at 17300 Royal Palm Boulevard. For more information call 954-831-8902 or visit www.sheriff.org.

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or generations, families around the world have celebrated the start of the holiday season with the beloved ballet, The Nutcracker. The International Ballet Company (IBC) brings this spectacular holiday classic to the stage on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th at the Coral Springs Center for the A rts. Tickets are on sale now for this magical theatrical experience. Don’t delay, this fabulous production is always a sell-out.

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This will be the 18th outstanding performance of IBC’s holiday spectacle which promises to be bigger, better and even more magical than ever. The full-scale professional theater production will feature stunning costumes, extravagant scener y and magnificent stage effects including a fierce battle between the giant Rat King and the handsome Prince. Snow actually falls from the sk y, Clara’s bed moves magically on clouds of smoke, and dancers from all around the world dance with joy and happiness. The Nutcracker promises excitement and enjoyment for the entire family.

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time-honored holiday tradition with your family, make the International Ballet Company’s 18th annual performance of The Nutcracker ballet part of your holiday festivities. Call now to book your seats. The International Ballet Company will perform The Nutcracker on December 9th and 10th at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. The theater is conveniently located just off the Sawgrass Expressway; simply head east on Sample Road and turn right on Coral Springs Drive. Tickets for the matinee shows at 2pm are $25 each and the Saturday evening Gala Performance show at 8pm is $35 per ticket. Call the theater box office at (954) 344-5990 or visit www. coralspringscenterforthearts.com to purchase tickets to the spectacular holiday classic, The Nutcracker, presented by the International Ballet Company. There will be a special performance for non-profit organizations on Friday, December 8th at 7pm. Call 954-224-0024 for ticket information.

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Country Isles Elementary Welcomes Latinos in Action BY STACEY BOMSER

At the beginning of the school year, Western’s Latinos in Action Advisor Thalia Montes de Oca taught her students how to foster positive relationships and cultural awareness through interactions with the Country Isles students. “The mentors build a relationship with the students and support them socially and emotionally,” shares Principal Morgan. “They build their self-esteem and support them with their school work. Having a positive role model will promote social emotional growth in our students and will ensure a successful school year.” In addition to serving as mentors, reinforcing concepts taught in the classroom, the Latinos in Action also promote cultural pride. “Throughout the year, they will promote positive attitudes toward all cultures and collaborate with our staff to build students’ skills while assisting our students in adjusting to their new school.” This is the inaugural year of Latinos in Action at Country Isles Elementary. Cypress Bay High School has been doing the mentorship program successfully with students at Manatee Bay Elementary and Eagle Point Elementary.

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Everglades Elementary Shares Its Expertise During Digital Think Tank

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verglades Elementary School has embraced technology. It’s been a Digital 4 and 5 school for the past two years, meaning that all fourth and fifth grade students have personal laptops. This year the school expanded the program, adding digital devices for third graders as well. It also has 12 new Recordex boards. These interactive panels significantly improve teachers’ demonstration abilities and student interaction. Because Everglades Elementary is a leader in the use of digital learning, it was selected to host the recent Broward County Public Schools Digital Think Tank session. School administrators and lead educators from across the district visited the school to deepen their understanding of digital classroom learning and how to effectively implement collaboration between the teachers and the media specialist. “Digital classroom learning, also referred to as ‘flipped classrooms,’ involves learning that is fully supported through technology,” explains Everglades Education Media Specialist Anabela Fernandes, who helped lead the Digital Think Tank session. “Students learn to use a variety of tech tools such as PowerPoint, Sway, and the district’s learning management system, Canvas. Students also conduct indepth research-based projects throughout the school year.” During the program, Mrs. Fernandes demonstrated how Canvas can be used to facilitate learning. The educators then went into break-out sessions where staff from the district’s Innovative Learning

Department provided training on the various applications of Microsoft Office365. Both teachers and administrators then visited classrooms, where Everglades students demonstrated use of the Recordex Interactive Panel, Canvas, district-approved research databases, and Microsoft Office365 applications. “Attendees were able to gain a stronger understanding of how using a learning management system, tools in Microsoft Office365, and online resource databanks are essential to digital learning and an invaluable resource for educating our students,” explains Mrs. Fernandes. “Furthermore, school administrators were able to better comprehend how collaboration between the school media specialist and classroom teachers benefits both the teachers and the students by allowing more instructional time in the classroom and providing students with reinforcement of the state standards in the Media special.” Everglades Elementary is proof of the power of digital learning. “Digital classrooms allow for more personalized learning and provide the teacher with more accurate descriptors of where each individual student is academically,” states Mrs. Fernandes. Principal Eliot Tillinger says he was proud his school was able to showcase such shining examples of instructional technology during the Digital Think Tank session. “Everglades Elementary is fortunate to have a talented faculty that embraces any and all tools and technology that will improve our 21st century learners.”

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ongratulations to Principal Amy Winder of Indian Trace Elementary School. That’s exactly what has happened. Mrs. Mila says Principal Winder has supShe is the recipient of the Elementary Principal Advocacy Award from ported her vision by providing funding to purchase new books and magazines and the Florida Association of Media in supporting student leadership programs such Education. This prestigious award is presented as Media TOTS, WABES-TV, and MakerSpace. to only one elementary and one secondary “Two words describe this amazing person school principal each year. Principal Winder is – kindred spirit!” wrote Mrs. Mila in her nominaBroward County’s first winner. tion letter. “Principal Winder puts the needs of Principal Winder says she is humbled and students first; developing strong future leaders. proud to be recognized for this distinguished When I first mentioned opening up the Media award. “Supporting the Media Center is Center before, during and after school, she essential to a successful school and when you responded with a resounding YES! MakerSpace have a Media Specialist who is so in tune to soon followed, with our Media Center becomthe students’ interests and needs, it’s easy to do. ing the model for our district and the hub of our The happiest time of my day is when I visit the school. It is now such a positive and exciting Media Center and see the students engaged in place to be.” Maker Space activities, collaborating on project Mrs. Mila was not the only one singing based learning, or curling up with a great book. Principal Winder’s praises in nominating her It is clear our students have a love of readfor the FAME Principal Advocacy Award. PTA ing and learning that is instilled by our Power President Shelley O’Sullivan also acknowlLibrary Program.” edged her contributions. Media Specialist Dione Mila (left) and Indian Trace teachers Media Specialist Dione Mila nominated “Our principal promotes Literacy Week, sumsurprise Principal Amy Winder (center) with flowers after learning Principal Winder for the FAME Principal mer reading programs and book battle clubs,” she won the FAME Elementary Principal Advocacy Award. Advocacy Award, stating she embodies all the wrote O’Sullivan. “Our principal makes sure to award criteria, particularly demonstrating support in the development of exemplary have Scholastic Readers and multiple reading technology programs available to school library media programs. our students, including Accelerated Reading and iReady. Our Million Word Club “When Mrs. Winder came to our school five years ago, we did not have a Media is another example of how our principal has developed our Media Center for our Specialist in the Media Center. She immediately assessed the situation and took students.” action,” states Mrs. Mila, who had been teaching third grade at that time but is Both Principal Winder and Media Specialist Mila attended the FAME 2017 a certified Media Specialist. “She asked if I was interested in going to the Media Conference in Orlando last month, where Mrs. Winder received a plaque and $300 Center and I jumped at the chance to change it into the hub of the school.” prize, which will be used to enhance the school’s Media Center.

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The Weston City Commission, along with School Board Members Robin Bartleman and Laurie Rich Levinson, recognized the Weston public school principals for achieving “A” grades. Photo courtesy City of Weston.

eston residents can take pride in knowing our students attend some of the best schools in the county. Once again, all of the Weston area public schools received an “A” grade in the Florida Department of Education’s school grades

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program for the 2016-2017 school year. The Weston City Commission recently recognized all eleven of the Broward County public schools serving the Weston community for their academic achievements. Each principal was presented with two

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coveted crystal book awards honoring their individual achievement as well as the achievements of the school faculty, the students and the school community. In presenting the awards, Mayor Daniel Stermer, on behalf of the City Commission, noted that this achievement is a true testament to the dedication, commitment and hard work of every school in Weston for increasing the possibility for students to reach their highest educational aspirations. In attendance at the City Commission meeting were Principal Mindy Morgan from Country Isles Elementary, Principal Christine de Zayas and Intern Principal David Martin II from Eagle Point Elementary, Principal Eliot Tillinger from Everglades Elementary, Principal Keith Peters from Gator Run Elementary, Principal Nadine Laham from Imagine Weston, Principal Amy Winder from Indian Trace Elementary, Principal Heather Hedman-DeVaughn from Manatee Bay Elementary, Assistant Principal Daniel Lechtman from Falcon Cove Middle, Principal Paul Micensky from Tequesta Trace Middle, Principal Scott Neely from Cypress Bay High, and Principal Jimmy Arrojo from Western High School.


Yoga Class Helps Gator Run Students Develop Mentally and Physically

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hysical Education class is so “old school.” Today, students at Gator Run Elementary are also participating in yoga -- gaining the physical and mental benefits of this mindfulness practice. Yoga is one of the school’s “Specials” offerings. During each cycle, students meet with certified yoga instructor Rebecca Rivera, who also happens to be a mom to two third grade boys. Mrs. Rivera developed a yoga curriculum specifically for Gator Run called Awesome Me. She explains, “It is a yoga and mindfulness inspired class in which we use movements, games, breathing exercises, stories, songs, visualizations, affirmations, and creative relaxation exercises to create the space needed for our kids to slow down and experience the value of becoming aware of their bodies, their breath and their minds. By doing this, we give kids the opportunity to notice how amazingly beautiful and awesome they are.” Yoga has many proven benefits for children. Mrs. Rivera explains that yoga promotes physical strength because children learn to use their muscles in new ways. She notes that balance, sustained through the poses, is another key element of yoga. “Studies suggest that through the practice of yoga and mindfulness inspired exercises, poses and games, children learn to become aware of their bodies and their breath, and use these to develop their ability to sustain a focused attention on the present moment.” Mrs. Rivera explains. “By doing this, kids learn to notice and self-regulate their emotions, their cognitive skills are strengthened and they feel empowered to make the best choices for themselves and others, improving their social experience and academic performance in school.” As for the mental and emotional benefits of yoga, Mrs. Rivera says the practice

helps instill confidence and bring learning to children on an experiential level. “Yoga teaches children to persevere, be patient, and work toward their goals. A yoga teacher can only offer guidance; it is the child who has to work to succeed. Therefore, when a child masters a pose, it gives him confidence and self-esteem.” This is the second year the school has offered yoga as a “Specials” class. Principal Keith Peters says the program was so successful last year, this year the tech lab was converted into a yoga studio, thanks to the Gator Run community. “We were fortunate that one of our parents, who is the manager of Orchard Supply Hardware, was interested in helping with a project. He donated paint and manpower to paint the studio and has donated money for plants and other furnishings. Our PTA decorated the studio as well.” Mrs. Rivera says she is grateful for the beautiful space, which she calls the Peaceful Garden. “It has become a space for play, exploration and relaxation, which kids embrace and appreciate, giving the class a whole new perspective and meaning.”

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Cypress Bay UNICEF Club Raises Awareness and Funds

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ypress Bay’s UNICEF Club is the high school’s biggest and best club. In fact, for the past two years it has won the “best club” award at the Lightning Oscars. Even more impressive, it is the number one UNICEF Club in the country. At 1,000plus members strong, that’s not surprising. UNICEF stands for the United Nations International Children Emergency Fund. According to Franco Darsin, Co-president of the Cypress Bay UNICEF Club, “UNICEF’s mission is to help children meet their basic needs by providing them with opportunities that help them reach their full potential.” The Cypress Bay UNICEF Club is committing to fulfilling that humanitarian goal by raising funds for the UNICEF UF Fund. “Last school year, we raised a total of $60,000 for the organization, which we’re all extremely proud of, bringing us to a grand total of $140,000,” boasts Co-president Camila Brooks. “Being able to wake up every day knowing that all of us are improving the lives of children around the world is truly amazing.” Raising that kind of money is no easy feat. The club is constantly fundraising. It just completed the annual “Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF” campaign. This month, members are collecting for the Harvest Drive, a local food drive that provides a Thanksgiving meal and a week’s worth of groceries to more than 2,300 families in need in Broward County. Other fundraisers for UNICEF

include selling chocolate and Oreo cookies. In addition to fundraising, the Cypress Bay UNICEF Club organizes awareness campaigns to reach the student body. “Throughout our school, we put up flyers alerting students about worldwide issues that affect children and informing the school body of all the steps that the UNICEF US Fund takes to improve the lives of these children,” explains Camila. Franco adds that the club is committed to promoting “the UNICEF mission of education, protection, children’s rights, preventing child slavery, child labor, and criminal persecution in less developed countries.” Both agree the reason the UNICEF Club has been so successful at Cypress Bay is because students are eager to help and make positive change in the world. “I think our club is popular because members understand the purpose of UNICEF and they know that by being a part of our club they are helping children in need and making a difference,” shares Camila. “Our student body has a global mentality where compassion for others and the drive to always help is a common denominator within our school,” adds Franco. “We are proud to say that we are all high achievers for such important human values.”

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Manatee Bay Elementary Turns to Social Media to Survive the Storm

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s Hurricane Irma headed toward South Florida, Manatee Bay Elementary School turned to social media to keep in communication with families and staff. It started a WhatsApp chat group, which administrators used to provide updates on school closings, local shelters and post-hurricane damage and clean-up efforts, including where to volunteer or donate extra supplies after the storm. “Creating a sense of community has always been a huge part of the Bay,” shares Manatee Bay PTA Secretary Julie Romaniw. “One would wish it was a better circumstance, but we were able to do just that with over 400 families joining the chat group.” With Weston being a somewhat transient community, for many Manatee Bay families this was their first experience facing a hurricane. The WhatsApp chat group helped ease the tension for many people, even those who have weathered tropical storms in the past. “It was a helpful source for many to share and receive information on storm directions, necessary supplies, where to find gas, and decisions on whether to stay or travel north,” noted PTA Yearbook Co-Chair Lisa Vlock. “We found it especially helpful when all the families that left the state were trying to get back home.”

In addition to providing critical information, the chat group also served to bond the school community. Families were invited to share pictures of their children wearing school shirts while prepping for the storm, keeping entertained when the power was out, and helping with hurricane clean-up. According to Vlock, “We got numerous pictures of families hunkered down in the bathrooms during the tornado warnings, picking apples in another state, and hanging in a raft with flooded streets.” Romaniw says the app was a great network for information and provided a sense of community in a time of uncertainty and stress. “Manatee Bay has always been a huge family and this disaster brought us all closer.” Principal Heather Hedman-DeVaughn agrees. “It was great riding through the storm with our Manatee Bay family. Together we were strong.”

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Weston Schools Support Walk To School Day

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ndian Trace Elementary and Eagle Point Elementary participated in International Walk to School Day on October 4th. They were among the thousands of schools and communities around the country, and world, to take part in the annual event which celebrates the benefits and fun of walking to school. “International Walk to School Day was a hit at Indian Trace Elementary,” boasts Principal Amy Winder. “Any time we get to join 40 other countries in promoting safe routes to school and physical activity is a winning day for us! Having our elected city officials and School Board Member join us on this day made it extra special.” Weston City Commissioner Toby Feuer and Broward County School Board Member Robin Bartleman were on hand to greet students and families as they walked to Indian Trace Elementary School. At Eagle Point Elementary, Deputy Kari Pallotto joined students and families in

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walking to school. Police Chief Kevin Butler and BSO deputies passed out health and safety information to children. This was the 20th anniversary of Walk to School Day. It began in 1997 as Walk Our Children to School Day. Organized by the Partnership for a Walkable America, Walk to School Day was created as a one-day event aimed at building awareness for the need for walkable communities and promoting safe routes to school. The event was established as international in 2000, when Canada and the United Kingdom joined with the United States. Growing interest in participation all over the world led to October being promoted as International Walk to School Month. Five years ago, the first-ever National Bike to School Day was celebrated. It takes place each May.


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College Night Informs Families About Application Process

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n order to help students and parents understand the college admission process, Broward Advisors for Continuing Education (BRACE) Adviser Shari Bush held the annual College Night at Cypress Bay High School. “I hold College Night to educate all of our students about the application process,” Mrs. Bush said. “It’s so important for them to really know how that works. It’s my job and my pleasure to teach them.” More than 600 people attended. Mrs. Bush said there were two College Nights so all the parents and students who wanted to attend would be able to. She had slightly different presentations each night to suit the students and parents attending. “The 11th and 12th graders are definitely closer to the process, so we were giving them some more current info and really getting them ready,” Mrs. Bush said. “For the 9th and 10th graders, it’s more of navigating their way through high school so that they’re in the best possible place to start the process a year or two from now.” At College Night, Mrs. Bush presented a PowerPoint in which she discussed the college application process, essays, scholarships, financial aid and Florida universities. “We covered everything. Because the process is so overwhelming and it’s changing every couple of years, it’s important that [students and parents] are updated and have the information,” Mrs. Bush said. “It’s impor-

tant so that they understand how it works and they’re not overwhelmed by the process.” BRACE Adviser Shari Bush gives a PowerPoint presentation explaining the college application process.

Junior Carolina Gomez said she attended College Night to stay informed about college news and applications. “Because I’m currently a junior in high school, near the end of the year I’m going to have to start thinking about where I want to go and what I want

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to do. It’s getting closer to senior year so there’s less time to think about it.” Ilene Herman, junior Dayna Herman’s mother, said it was helpful to attend College Night since the college admission process often changes. “The process is a lot different from when I applied many years ago and it’s a lot different from when my older daughter applied three years ago. I thought College Night was extremely informative; it was definitely a wake-up call.” Mrs. Herman said she has attended College Night in the past, but she wanted to receive more up-to-date information. “I was surprised at how much more difficult it is to get into Florida schools now. Colleges are more competitive nowadays.” Mrs. Bush said she wants parents and students to feel confident after College Night knowing that there are many resources at the Bay. “I hope they feel good about knowing that they have somebody to guide them throughout this at every step of the way,” Mrs. Bush said. “Hopefully, what came across loud and clear is my passion for what I do and how available we are to help every student at whatever level or at whatever path they want to take.” Jessie Chaiet is a junior at Cypress Bay High School. She is the Print News Editor of The Circuit, her school’s student newspaper.


Community Invited to College Planning Workshop at St. Katharine Drexel Church

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he college application and admissions process can be quite confusing and challenging for many students and their parents. The Women of Faith Ministry at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church is aiming to answer questions and ease concerns with its Road Map to College seminar. The free program is open to all high school juniors and seniors and their parents. “College planning is a very exciting yet stressful process for many families,” states Narcy Ascuntar, board member of the Women of Faith Ministry and director of outreach ministry. “Our local high schools have very large graduating classes making it difficult, at times, to afford every student with one-to-one expert guidance. Therefore, we thought it would be great for our local high school students to have the opportunity to attend a college information/planning session where they could learn how to prepare for the challenging undertaking of applying for college and ask specific questions about their current college direction and selections.” The Women of Faith Ministry has invited Liz AliceaVelez, executive director of Huntington Learning Center in Pembroke Pines, to speak. She has received extensive training from Huntington, worked closely with high school counselors, and has been advising families for the past four years. In addition, she has raised two children; one who graduated from

NC State as a computer science engineer and another who is currenting attending NYU. Alicea-Velez plans to address several topics during the seminar. She will provide a guide to understanding the ACT/SAT test process, as well as include information on college planning, campus visits, applications, essays, and more. She will share some of the strategies she uses when working with students at Huntington Learning Center. “I talk to the students and their parents about the three-legged stool that students must balance during their high school years: 1) grades and core classes; 2) extra-curricular activities, volunteer hours, leadership roles in their community and social life; and 3) the college process that includes the plan for taking and being successful with the SAT/ACT test, applying for colleges and scholarships.” In addition, Alicea-Velez says it’s important for parents to support their children during this process. “Parents must be present and try their best to help the student maintain their focus on what is important in each step of the journey. All of the students today have a ton of distractions and are under tremendous pressure with school, grades, applications, testing, visiting colleges, sports, jobs and their social life. Your child needs you more than ever.”

She adds, “Sometimes you are the coach, sometimes the strict parent, and other times you are the kind ear to help them problem solve just by listening to them think out loud.” Alicea-Velez reminds parents that one of the reasons the college process is so overwhelming is because it involves so much change. “Remember your child will be leaving home soon and you want them to be ready for the new challenges that college will bring” Road Map to College presented by the St. Katharine Drexel Women of Faith Ministry is open to the Weston community. Attendees should bring a notebook and a desire to learn about the college search and application process.

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arents of toddlers are no strangers to toddler outbursts. There are two types: tantrums and sensory meltdowns. Think of tantrums as a denial of service: your child wants something that he is not allowed to have or not allowed to do. Meltdowns, on the other hand, are a backlash against feeling overwhelmed. Out of a clear blue sky the storm clouds of a tantrum can roll in if your child has to wait his turn in line for the water fountain or the slide at a playground. Everything seemed fine two minutes ago and suddenly your angel is having a screaming thrashing fit. A tantrum can be the result of you announcing that it is time to go to the grocery store when your daughter is happily playing with her stuffed animals, and she does not want to leave or understand why she has to stop her play time. The next time your daughter has a tantrum, watch her carefully, as carefully as she watches your behavior. You may notice her looking at you out of the corner of her eye to detect what your reaction is. Meltdowns are responses to frustration, and may be beyond your child’s control. Language may be the issue: toddlers are beginning to comprehend a lot of the words that they hear, but they may not be able to express that language yet. Imagine what it would be like if you knew what you wanted to express but just couldn’t say it. Don’t let your child’s tantrum threaten your equilibrium. Losing your cool by walking away, which will be perceived as abandonment, will most likely lead to a negative response from your toddler. As hard as it may be, your best strategy is to remain calm, in counterpoint to their near hysteria. Speak soothingly to your child even though it may seem like whispering in a hurricane. Try saying, “I know that you want Mommy to understand that you don’t want to go to the grocery store and you are unhappy. Would you feel better if Mommy let you play a little longer before we go?” Don’t change your plans but stay flexible enough to delay them slightly. “I will set this timer and when it rings then it will be time to go. Is that OK?” That option gives your little one a sense of some control and acknowledges that you understand her plight. If your toddler is having a meltdown – and the distinction between the two is not always clear cut – the best approach is to limit what may be a sensory overload. A sensory overload can result from a trip to Disneyworld or just a trip to the mall. Find a quiet place and speak soothingly to your child. Time away from the overload and your calm and soothing presence should eventually dissipate the meltdown. Discuss the event with your child afterwards. Children want to be understood, and they don’t understand the range of emotions that they express. Let your child know that you love him by giving him a quick hug. Being a supportive and encouraging parent shows your child that you understand your child’s emotions. It takes lots of time and effort, but those actions promote a positive sense of self-esteem, heighten your child’s development and most important, build a strong bond between the two of you. Sheila Woldenberg is the Director of Temple Dor Dorim’s Early Childhood Center. It has earned and maintained the highest form of accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is currently the only preschool in Weston honored with that designation. Call 954389-1232 for more information.


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long with many other parents, you may be concerned with your child’s finger sucking, thumb sucking or pacifier use. The majority of children will have one of these oral habits until two years of age. The shadows of prenatal thumb sucking have been seen on sonograms for years. Newer 3-D imaging technology allows for vivid evidence of prenatal thumb sucking. Sucking is a natural reflex that helps to soothe infants and provides a sense of security. Problems arise when these habits are carried on beyond the age of two. This may result in a negative affect on development of the upper and lower jaws as well as the eventual alignment of the teeth. The amount of facial/dental changes will depend upon the duration and force of the habit. One common affect of a sucking habit is the formation of an “open bite.” This is a “malocclusion” (bite problem) characterized by a vertical space between the upper and lower front teeth. Another resulting bite problem is a cross-bite. This is seen as a backwards relation of the back teeth. The upper teeth will be positioned closer to the tongue than the lower teeth. Others may simply notice a “buck” appearance of the upper front teeth. Such conditions may possibly lead to self conscious feelings, social ridicule by peers and may result in speech problems or functional disorders later in life. We are commonly asked whether one habit is better than another. Pacifier use seems to be the lesser of the “evils.” We notice less constriction of the palate with pacifier use and it is the habit more easily broken. Put another way, we cannot simply throw out a thumb or a finger as may be done with a pacifier. In either case, it is of utmost importance that an oral habit is broken long before the eruption of permanent teeth, which usually occurs between the ages of 6-7. Most children stop oral habits on their own or with the help of their parents’ positive “big boy/big girl” reinforcement. We recommend that parents remember to praise your child for not sucking their thumb/finger instead of scolding them when they are. Try to alleviate anxiety and insecurities that may be causing the necessity to soothe this way. Peer pressure of school aged children also helps the older thumb/ finger suckers to stop. Home remedies include covering the hand with a sock, use of long sleeve night shirt with sleeves sewn closed, or rubbing aloe on the culprit thumb/finger. If attempts at habit correction fail or you begin to notice the dental/skeletal effects of these habits, it is advisable to consult with your local pediatric dentist or orthodontist. Prevention is the key!

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Excess Sugar—Your Worst Enemy DR. JEAN-CLAUDE NERETTE

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n today’s day and age, it is hard to tell what’s good or bad when it comes to nutrition. There is an overload of information available - studies, documentaries, blogs and social media posts. In spite of recent attempts to put the blame of our current “unhealthy” state on factors such as meat consumption and dairy products, the role of excess sugar in the American diet cannot be ignored or downplayed. Sugar has a place in your diet because your body needs it to function. When you eat food, the body breaks it down into glucose, which is released into the bloodstream. Insulin then helps move that glucose into the cells to be used for energy. But the problem is the excess - most of the processed foods or food choices that are “convenient” are loaded with hidden sugars. They won’t necessarily bring about more energy, but instead will shut your body down as proven by numerous scientific studies throughout several decades. People who suffer from diabetes have blood glucose levels higher than normal or have problems, because the body can’t make enough insulin or process it adequately. Type I diabetes occurs when the body does not produce insulin and is typically diagnosed in children and young adults, with only 5% of people suffering from this disease. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form and is treated with lifestyle changes such as good nutrition and exercise. In many cases, medication is also prescribed. This is why it is critical that you take care of yourself and focus on prevention. The occasional dessert is acceptable and most likely will not kill you, but eating meals that are loaded with unnecessary sugars can wreak havoc in your body and cause serious illness. Think of food as fuel for your body and make choices that will help your body thrive and not die. The World Health Organization recommends a daily intake of about 25 gm per day. Reading nutrition labels can help monitor sugar intake. It is important to note that refined sugar has no nutritional value—no vitamins, minerals or proteins—just calories! Keep in mind that sugar alone is not going to put you at risk for diabetes, but it is a contributing factor. The same goes for obesity; not everyone who is diabetic is obese—plenty of skinny people suffer from diabetes and prediabetes. Lifestyle and genetics are important. Almost 10% of Americans have diabetes and many of them are not even aware. At Bellissimo Medical, we have the ability to determine if regulation of sugar is already an issue. We have tools that incorporate lifestyle changes, diet, exercise and medical grade nutraceuticals that may reverse a prediabetic state or assist in managing diabetes without medications, if possible, or used in conjunction with medication for better management of sugar control. Unlike Traditional Medicine, Functional Medicine is a more natural approach to blood sugar management where side effects may be minimized or even eliminated as balance is created. Call us today and schedule your free consultation at 954384-8989. Dr. Jean-Claude Nerette is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Functional Medicine and Stephanie Muniz Nerette is a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner and a Diplomate to the Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. Bellissimo Medical is located at 2665 Executive Park Drive, Suite #3, in Weston. For information, visit www.BellissimoMedical.com.


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Children Can Exercise their Minds and Bodies at Weston Branch Library COMMUNITY NEWS

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he library is no longer a dark, quiet place filled floor to ceiling with stacks of books. Today’s modern library now functions more like a community center with a variety of programs and events to entertain and educate. The Weston Branch Library offers a full menu of programs for children of all ages. The Story Time programs promote literacy in young children, with sessions for babies (3-11 months), toddlers (12-35 months) and preschool (ages 3-5 years). Story Time is held almost every Thursday morning in the library’s multi-purpose room. Baby Story Time is from 10:30-11am, toddlers from 11:30am12pm, and preschool from 12:30-1pm. Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. To help children who are learning to read, the Weston Branch Library offers Wags and Tales. Children can read to a therapy dog. The intent of the program is to make reading fun and boost the child’s confidence in reading aloud. This month’s program is on Thursday, November 16th from 3-4pm in the children’s program room. Pre-registration is required; call 954-357-5430. Sensory Story Time is designed for children with autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration issues, and other developmental disabilities. If your child has difficulty sitting through one of the library’s other story time sessions, this program of stories, songs, and activities might be just what you are looking for. It is held every other Saturday from 2-3pm in the multi-purpose room.

The library offers yoga and exercise classes for tiny tots as well. This month, classes are on Thursday, November 9th. Yoga for Babies (3-11 months) takes place from 10:30-11am and Yoga for Preschool (3-5 years) is from 12:30-1pm. These classes are held in the multipurpose room. Zumbini will be held on Saturday, November 18th from 10:30-11:30am. This mommy and me Zumba class will allow babies and toddlers (0-3 years) to learn, bond, and grow in an upbeat and happy, musical environment. One child per adult. The Weston Branch Library offers afterschool programs for elementary school students. Munchkin Mondays, for kindergarten through fifth grade, is the second Monday of the month. A different activity is planned each month. All programs take place from 4-5pm in the multipurpose room. Parents must be present with their children. Pre-registration is required; call 954-357-5430. The library offers plenty of cultural programs as well. Children will learn about Mexican culture, music and traditions when Senorita Marci invites everyone to her uncle’s birthday party. Children will learn Spanish words, colors, and numbers as well as basic communication during this multicultural bilingual show. It takes place from 11am-12pm on Saturday, November 11th. The Weston Branch Library is located at 4205 Bonaventure Boulevard. It is open Monday through Wednesday from 10am to 8pm and Thursday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. For more information call 954-357-5420. For a complete listing of library programs and events go to http://www.broward.org/Library/ EventsClasses/Pages/ProgramsWE.aspx.

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ollowing Hurricane Irma, Janelle Naylon was She organized a donation drive, disturbed by the damage she saw. Not at her collecting clothing, diapers, medihome here in Weston, which lost palm fronds cine, bug spray, hygiene products, and a few pool enclosure screens, but rather by rubber gloves and other critical images of the Caribbean islands that had been ravitems from family, neighbors and aged by the storm. PriceSmart employees. The devastation in St. Thomas was particularly Janelle says she was pleasantly upsetting to the American Heritage School sophosurprised by the outpouring of support. more, who heard stories of the destruction and “I felt proud to know that in today’s despair from employees of the PriceSmart store on world, people are still willing to help.” the island. Her father works for the company, which The generosity from the Weston is a membership club like Costco with stores in the community was incredible. “We took Caribbean, Central America and Colombia. four carloads of donations from my “I heard from my dad that he was not able to home to the PriceSmart office in Miami, contact his employees in St. Thomas for at least three where the donations were sorted and days after the storm hit. I saw photos of the destrucboxed,” explains Janelle, noting they tion on the island and decided to help,” shares Janelle. had four pallets of donations for the Janelle and Bill Naylon help sort donations. island. “At the time, the St. Thomas airport was closed The young humanitarian says it was very gratito commercial flights, so a private fying to help others in need. She says the most plane flew in with the basic necesrewarding part of this experience was “hearing how sities requested by the people in St. happy the employees of PriceSmart were to receive Thomas, such as baby items. The four our donations.” pallets were shipped via the Port of As a member of the Chick-Fil-A Leader Academy Miami, along with vital merchandise at her school, Janelle is involved with several comfor the store. It took six days for the munity service projects such as packing dry meals donations to arrive.” to send to a foster home in Colombia, hosting events Janelle says donations were also at Children’s Harbor, and packing and sorting food sent to Puerto Rico to aid victims of at Feeding South Florida. Janelle also volunteers at Hurricane Maria. Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Weston Athlete Earns Spot on National Taekwondo Team BY STACEY BOMSER

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In addition to the 2017 Costa Rica Open, Nicolas competed in the 2017 US Open in Las Vegas and at the 2016 and 2017 World Taekwondo Open in Mexico. He says the Costa Rica Open was one of the most memorable. Teams from 31 countries competed in that tournament. “The feeling of holding the U.S. flag along with my gold medal and representing my country in the competition was incredible.” Locally, Nicolas trains at the Florida Taekwondo College in Doral with Master Guillermo Mosquera and at the Taekwondo Athletic Center in Coconut Creek with Master Juan Catalan. In addition, Nicolas trains in his garage with his father, Manuel, who is also a taekwondo instructor. He says the family is working to open a taekwondo school in the Weston area. Taekwondo is not the only martial art that Nicolas studies. He also holds a purplebrown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His other hobbies include playing soccer and the guitar, but taekwondo is definitely his passion. “In a few years from now I see myself competing in the Olympics since taekwondo is an Olympic sport,” states Nicolas.

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he arch of a person’s foot is the main supporting structure of the body. It is composed of bones that are connected by ligaments. If the ligaments are strong, the integrity of the arch remains intact. Ligaments that are loose or weak allow the arch to flatten. When this occurs, muscles try ineffectively to hold up the arch. Pain in the foot, legs, ankle and back often develops.

CAUSES: Flatfeet include loose ligaments in the arch. Trauma to tendons or bone abnormalities can cause the foot to flatten. Tight calf muscles can severely aggravate the condition. Arthritis in the foot or ankle (rheumatoid, psoriatic) can be a predisposing factor in flatfeet. SYMPTOMS: Pain, usually in the arch, ankles and legs aggravated by standing and walking, is most common. Premature fatigue during any type of activity frequently occurs. Cramping in the legs, especially at night is common. In children, a general lack of interest in participating in sports may be seen. SIGNS: A flat arch when standing or the foot excessively points to the outside especially during gait. Bulging of the bones on the inside of the ankle and foot are usually seen. Flat feet are usually associated with knock-knees and abnormal shoe wear. RELATED PROBLEMS: Back and knee problems are seen, especially in children and men. Hammertoes, heel spurs and bunions are often associated with flatfeet as a person ages. Arthritis in the foot, ankle, knees, hips and back is also common with aging. Inactivity, which can cause weight gain and poor cardiovascular fitness, may occur.

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TREATMENT: Identifying the area of pain and underlying cause as early as possible is important. Treatment may include proper shoe gear and custom molded orthotics to support the foot and the entire extremity. Physical therapy to improve flexibility, strength, balance and coordination may be prescribed. Other treatments include stretching of the calf muscles in a cast to diminish excessive strain on the arch and improve flexibility. Surgery to correct the deformity and return the child or adult to full function. Carlo A. Messina, DPM, is a Board Certified Reconstructive Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Diplomate American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. He is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon with the Foot, Ankle and Leg Specialists of South Florida and specializes in treating infants, children, teens and adults. His partners are Dr. Robert Sheinberg, Dr. Al DeSimone, Dr. Fernando Moya, Dr. Alexander Bertot, Dr. David Shenassa and Dr. Michael Cohen. 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. The practice website is www.SOUTHFLORIDASPORTSMEDICINE.org.

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he concept of holistic medicine has been around for hundreds of years. So why is it that just recently interest in holistic skincare products and practices is on the rise? The concept of holism goes back centuries to the earliest naturopathic physicians. The basic concept of holism is that the component parts of the body are interconnected and therefore one cannot understand individual parts of the body without understanding the needs and workings of the “whole body.” In a similar sense, the practice of holistic medicine actually consists of using a number of different health disciplines and health philosophies that go centuries back in medicine together in the prevention and treatment of disease. Today, when we look at holistic medicine, we look at naturopathic medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda and nutrition all working together to promote wellness and treat sickness. In treatment of patients in a holistic medical practice, we look at the individuals’ physical, mental, spiritual and overall wellbeing. Treatment of the whole is a similar concept with holistic skincare. In a holistic approach to skincare, we not only look at a person’s skin, but as importantly, how the skin relates to the total body as a complex system. Today, holistic medicine has evolved to include natural skincare and thus consumers now want and look for holistic products and healing aesthetics and modalities. Because of the growing popularity of integrative and holistic medical clinics throughout the world, the public’s increasing awareness and preferences are now moving to include alternative healthcare as a part of, and sometimes even as a replacement of, traditional medical care. In fact, holistic aestheticians understand that the mind and the body function as one unit. As a result, they are most often looking to treat the root cause of a skin condition rather than treat a symptom. So, for example, take someone with sensitive skin and acne. It is important to do critical scientific exploration to understand the cause and the effect of the condition. Is it caused by diet? The environment? Or is it a product of stress? The holistic aesthetician typically has a broader training and understanding of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, products and ingredients from a functional and integrated standpoint and, therefore, they usually implement a therapeutic model of prevention and provide treatments that fundamentally do not alter the biological aspects of the skin. They are also very committed to the wellness for the whole client and are committed to a providing a complete program of lifestyle improvement and change as a part of treating the one condition that they may be addressing. Holistic skincare is not trendy and it is deeply connected to the sciences behind touch, healing, wellness and mindfulness and the mind-body-spirit. As a part of the holist theme, generally speaking, natural products are used as treatments as opposed to more “chemically” intensive treatments. Non-invasive procedures are also generally preferred. Some of these modalities include manual lymphatic drainage, ultrasonic microdermabrasion and LED therapy and acupuncture. Many patients find these therapies beneficial, typically affordable and yield great results that keep your skin glowing and radiant.

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How Well Can You Handle Pressure on the Course? BY DEAN SKLAR, PGA PROFESSIONAL

Pressure’s All Up in Your Face

Whether it’s a putt to shoot your low round, a tee shot on the first hole when everyone is watching, or a $5 putt to beat your playing partner, it will get all up in your face. Most players succumb to pressure though and hit bad shots. Why? Because their hearts start to beat faster. They start to think about other screw ups on the course. They fail to think clearly. Dean Sklar, PGA

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reathing and being aware of what’s going on are the only things you can do when dealing with pressure. For the purpose of this article, I will refer to adversity a lot but it means the same as pressure. Pressure will try to push you around on the course. After reading this post, you’ll be well on your way to executing more clutch shots under the gun. If you don’t face any adversity on the course you are not human and you shouldn’t read this post – so head on back to whatever planet you came from!

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Both are key to learning how to handle pressure in golf. “Control your breathing by taking deep breaths from your stomach.” – A great way to do this is to focus on bloating your stomach. You know how kids like to puff out their stomachs so they look fat? Or how women work on their breathing when they’re pregnant? Only focus on inhaling and exhaling and nothing else! “Just slow down, walk a little slower.” – When the heart starts to beat faster players tend to walk and do everything else faster. Along with taking deeper breaths you can slow your roll so to speak and saunter like Ernie Els. “Just be conscious of all the changes in your body and recognize things are different.” – Most importantly, be aware that you are dealing with adversity and learn from how you handle it. Start keeping a journal of what thoughts pop into your head and how your body feels when adversity strikes. This will help you to stay calm since you’re not panicking on the inside anymore. It also helps to identify the way you deal with adversity so that you can break the cycle and no longer crack under it. The next time you are in front of a crowd on the first tee or making that putt, you will have the confidence and mind set to pull it off without pressure. PGA Professional Dean Sklar is a member of the Quarter Century Club of the PGA of America, an elite group of members who have served the PGA with honor and pride for 25 years. If you would like to talk to Dean about your golf game, contact him at Dean. Sklar@FloridaMoves.com or the Rose and Dean Sklar Real Estate Group at Coldwell Banker, 1760 Bell Tower Lane in Weston, 954389-6197, or online at www.WestonFloridaUSA.com.

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How Sleep Affects Ocular Health ASK THE EXPERT

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t every age we need adequate, uninterrupted sleep for optimal, wakeful functioning. Insufficient sleep is associated with a number of chronic diseases and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression. Traditional medicine also considers appropriate sleep, among other factors, essential to maintain ocular health. A 2016 study from Japan concluded sleep quality is associated with dry eye disease (DED), and sleep disturbance seems to be an influencing factor on DED, especially dry eye symptoms. We are familiar with ocular surface disease (OSD) in patients with sleep apnea, often associated with floppy eyelid syndrome. In examination of risk factors for severe dry eye symptoms in U.S. veterans, sleep apnea was identified as a risk factor for severe dry eye symptoms. Additionally, sleep posture may be a factor in OSD. In addition to current dry eye treatments, patients who sleep on their sides or face down may see a reduction in dry eye and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) if they change their sleep pattern to the supine position.

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Sleep disturbance can be identified and quantified using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) questionnaire tool. The PSQI is a self-report questionnaire that assesses sleep quality over a one-month interval. The PSQI measures the quality and patterns of sleep in older adults by measuring seven domains. It consists of 19 items generating seven component scores, such as sleep latency (i.e., how long it takes to fall asleep), sleep duration, and sleep disturbances. A 2009 Centers for Disease Control (CDC) survey disclosed that adults who reported sleeping less than the recommended seven to nine hours per night were more likely to have difficulty performing many daily tasks.

Combating sleep disorders

The CDC recognizes insufficient/poor sleep as a public health problem, especially since the CDC surveillance of sleep-related behaviors has increased in recent years. Additionally, the National Academy of Medicine encouraged collaboration between the CDC and the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research to support development and expansion of surveillance of the U.S. population’s sleep patterns and associated outcomes. The National Sleep Foundation offers suggestions to enhance patients’ sleep patterns—including the promotion of regular, healthy sleep habits. This begs the question: Should ODs incorporate a sleep survey into their dry eye exams? Akin to dry eye disease, there are numerous validated global and targeted patient sleep/sleepiness/insomnia questionnaires available. Questionnaires can be selected to help identify sleep disorders in subsets of patients such as pediatric, adolescent, adult patients, or obstructive sleep apnea suspects. For a consultation or more information, you can reach Dr. Therrien at Weston Family Eyecare, 4472 Weston Road, or call 954-888-9393. Dr. Therrien and her staff look forward to exceeding your expectations.


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any couples are choosing to attend mediation rather than seek the representation of an attorney when considering a divorce. So rather than speaking to an attorney to learn about the law, they decide to attend a mediation session without representation, hoping to settle their case quickly and painlessly. In some cases this could be a good idea, since it probably would be less costly. Sometimes, however, it is “penny wise and pound foolish.” You may be successful in saving costs and attorney’s fees, but you may in turn be giving up more than you should. A signed mediation settlement agreement is a binding contract between the parties. If in fact you change your mind about the distribution of property after the agreement is signed, you will generally be “stuck” with your decision. “I didn’t have an attorney” will not be a defense. In addition, the mediator, although usually an attorney, is not playing the role of an attorney and therefore cannot give either party legal advice. Basically, you will be on your own.

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I am not suggesting that mediation is always the wrong decision. In fact, parties who cannot reach a settlement on their own, even when represented by attorneys, must attend mediation prior to a final hearing being set. So, mediation can be a very successful tool, provided you know the law. If you are aware of what you are either entitled to or what you must give up, then a fair and equitable settlement can be reached. If you enter mediation without any idea of how the law is structured, you run the risk of reaching an unfair agreement. Perhaps the most important consideration is choosing the correct mediator. Mediators are trained and licensed. I find it very important when hiring a mediator to make sure his/her personality will be favorable for my client. Each mediator has a different style in the way they approach a case. Mediators generally charge from $150 to $350 an hour for their time. Most mediations last at least four to five hours, although some can last a full day. Anything discussed in mediation is confidential and therefore cannot be discussed after the mediation concludes. This is to promote the exchange of settlement offers without the fear that these offers will be used against you, should the mediation not be successful. A successful Mediator will settle a very high percentage of their mediations. Those are obviously very good odds for success. My best advice is to go see an attorney to learn about you rights before going blindly into a mediation. Remember, the agreement you sign can change your life forever! The law firm of Evan H. Baron and Associates is located at 1655 North Commerce Parkway, Suite 201, in Weston. If you have any questions concerning this issue or any other family law matter, call the office at 954-385-9160.


Not a smoker? You Could Still Be at Risk for Lung Cancer There is a common misconception that if someone has never smoked that they aren’t at risk for lung cancer. While tobacco smoking is the number one cause, Bruno Bastos, MD Oncologist there are other Cleveland Clinic Florida factors that can result in the development of lung cancer. Lung Cancer Stigma Some in our society believe that diagnosis of lung cancer is the result of a personal choice to smoke only. As a result, lung cancer patients are not always viewed in the same light as patients with other types of cancer. “There’s a huge stigma associated with lung cancer because the majority of people who die from it are either smokers or former smokers,” says Cleveland Clinic Florida oncologist Bruno Bastos, MD. “But, tobacco is one of the most addictive substances known to man. Addiction is a disease, and nobody deserves to get lung cancer.”

Although smoking is certainly a contributing factor, the reality is that anyone can be exposed to second-hand smoke or other toxins, as well as have a family history of lung cancer, which can also trigger the disease. “You do not have to be a smoker in order to develop lung cancer, and it should be a major concern for everyone,” Dr. Bastos said.

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The stigma associated with lung cancer has also had a negative effect on research. Although statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that more people in the United States die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer, researchers have had a difficult time obtaining funding to find a cure.

There have been some other innovations over the past few years as well. Development of screening tools such as CT scans aid in early detection of lung cancer, which Dr. Bastos said “could save tens of thousands of lives.”

“Other types of cancers also have a lot more survivors who can advocate for funding,” said Dr. Bastos. “There are not enough lung cancer survivors to demand change, and those who do survive often blame themselves, and many are not willing to share their stories.” Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment Despite the lack of funding for research, there has still been great progress made in lung cancer diagnosis and treatments over the last several years. “There are many different types of lung cancer,” according to Dr. Bastos, “and genetic testing has helped researchers develop

Additionally, therapies already approved to treat skin cancer, are being considered for lung cancer as well. “Immune-based therapies, in which the immune system is primed to attack tumors, are also showing potential for treating lung cancer,” said Dr. Bastos.

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e all know that life is both precious and unpredictable, yet most of us spend a lot of time stressed out and anxious. Unfortunately, we end up saying we should and could do more to be happier and healthier…and end up SHOULDING all over ourselves!!! It’s not surprising, as few individuals know how to cultivate calm; learning to surf one’s 65,000 daily spinning thoughts is not an easy task. Greek philosopher Epictetus said, “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.” What mindfulness teaches us is to pay attention to the present moment, rather than worrying about the past or future, while observing our thoughts, feelings and events with a patient curiosity. This practice enables us to have some distance between our thoughts, rather hearing self-doubt and criticism. As a practitioner and researcher, we have produced brain scans that prove that mindfulness and meditation can change the size of key regions of our brains, improving memory, making us more compassionate and resilient under stress. As we develop our own personal practice, we don’t get so caught up in the chaos inside our heads and in the world. We start to see that thoughts and feelings are not facts, and that we can relate differently to our minds; observing our negative thinking patterns with kindness. In fact, these are effective therapies for depression, addiction and social anxiety; studies also show increased creativity and decreased burnout in the workplace. I’ve had the privilege of developing mindfulness programs for numerous companies and have worked with thousands of individuals as a means of enhancing wellbeing, productivity and motivation. If you can breathe, you can meditate; it may seem simple, but it is not easy. What training allows students to do is to learn the power of non-verbal spaces through awareness and create a strong meditation practice. And if you already have a practice, there are always new techniques that can enhance and strengthen what you already are doing. A daily practice helps many live healthier, more joyful and productive lives. Life is a journey, so mindfully embracing and managing the time that we are given is how to best reach our goals and embrace our precious and unpredictable time.

The Mindfulness Manifesto – a new and improved model for increasing wellbeing: 1. Set a long-term goal. It could be health, personal, professional or spiritual. Understand why this is important to you. 2. Practice your behavior and start small. Research demonstrates that we become good at whatever we practice, so practice behaviors that bring you closer to achieving what is most important for you. Realize that you will stray from your goals, so approach your goals with patience and self-compassion. 3. Should Happens. Don’t beat yourself up. We all tend to think in a “dualistic” manner; either something is good or bad. Rather than judging yourself, simply notice your behaviors and bring yourself back to the present moment. By noticing our behaviors, we have a better chance of changing them. 4. Practice enables progress…not perfection. Approach yourself with less judgement and self-criticism. Cultivate patience.

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n early 2018, Artis Senior Living will be open- call “The Artis Way.” Each letter of the word ing a 72-suite memory care community in Artis stands for a tenet of the organization. Davie for seniors affected by Alzheimer’s ▸▸“A” is the ability to have a voice. We want and other forms of dementia. Residents will be residents and their families to engage able to move freely among neighborhoods in in open communication with our associthe one-story, 35,000 square foot community. ates to make sure that what we’re doing They can also take advantage of an outdoor is the right fit for them. This goes for our area on three acres of secured land. The employees and management, too. community is strategically located at 2794 S. ▸▸“R” is about respecting and maintainFlamingo Road, so it is easily accessible from ing relationships. We’re like family here, Florida’s Turnpike, I-595, and I-75. because we’re so in tune with our residents’ likes and dislikes. Amy DePreker, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, answered some questions about ▸▸“T” stands for treasuring each the new Memory Care Assisted Living person’s uniqueness. Community. ▸▸“I” is for integrity. We promote dignity and respect, including those who work Describe the community. The community will with and for Artis. be comprised of four neighborhoods designed to create an intimate environment with familiar ▸▸“S” is for success and recognition, which we promote both inside and outside living spaces. Each level of the community will the building. include a central core, known as the “Town Center,” flanked by four distinct “neighborWhat is special about your team members? While Artis is a newer company (established in 2012), the Artis team of associates and consultants has over 20 years of experience in senior housing and health care. Most of our team members have experienced Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias in their families, creating an added incentive and passion for our mission. How many people are affected by Alzheimer’s and Dementia? Every 67 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. By 2025, the number of people ages 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease is estimated to reach 7.1 million. Dementia is becoming more and more of an epidemic, which in turn means the more quality care we can offer, the more fulfilling the lives of those with dementia can lead. hoods” that will serve as intimate living spaces. The Town Centers will feature a host of amenities, including a neighborhood center for community gatherings and a studio for activities, as well as a health center, beauty and barber shop. How do you tailor each person’s living experience? Artis Senior Living of Davie strives to make sure that its residents and their families have a say in how they live. Our philosophy centers around empowerment, pride and fulfillment for all our residents. Instead of a one-size-fits-all philosophy, the experience is tailored specifically to each person to ensure independence, dignity and quality of life. Describe some of the design features. Influenced and refined by 20 years of operational experience, the new residence is thoughtfully designed to enhance residents’ cognition and quality of life by creating a home environment that is both nurturing and comfortable. Design features include smallerscale spaces, residential finishes, and the use of themes for wayfinding and location recognition. What is “The Artis Way?” We follow what we

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Are there other facilities in the area? The residence will be the first freestanding memory care community of its kind in Davie.

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Rotarians Doing What They Do Best BY PAT SHORT HORNSBY, WESTON ROTARIAN

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster, first, the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. In a matter of hours, Rotarians with cell phones rallied businesses, associations, government officials and fellow Rotarians near and far to join in the Keys relief efforts. “One of the few positives that came from Irma for many of us was a new-found appreciation, almost amazement, at the collective power of Rotary,” says District Governor Alan Cohn. “Our members, and the resources that we can marshal for our service efforts, can do amazing things, and we proved that with a great effort on Irma.” November is traditionally the month that Rotarians focus on The Rotary Foundation, Rotary International’s charitable arm for doing good in the world. The Foundation funds humanitarian projects around the globe, including responding to disasters. Locally, Rotarians in South Florida have long supported their local charitable fund specifically organized for disaster relief, and monetary donations are pouring into that. Extra water and food stockpiles have been rerouted to Puerto Rico, while supplies for reconstruction and repair are still being collected for the Keys and the islands.

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t’s been a rough fall. Over a thousand died and millions were left homeless because of monsoon flooding and landslides in South Asia. Earthquakes razed parts of Mexico killing hundreds and leaving thousands more without safe housing. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria inflicted massive damage to the Texas Gulf coast, the Florida Keys and many islands of the Caribbean, including serious devastation to Puerto Rico — again, Weston Rotarian Margarita Troconis-Lartitegui joins the crew headed to Key West to assist leaving thousands homeless. with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. Since August, Weston Rotarians have jumped in to help, and will continue to help with hearts, hands, connections and donations. Within a week of Hurricane Irma, Rotary clubs throughout South Florida along with Rotaract club members, business associates, friends and family organized a hurricane relief effort. The Rotary Clubs of Fort Lauderdale, led by President Jonathan Keith, and Weston, led by President Brad Coren, joined other District 6990 Rotarians to help those impacted by the storm as they collected over 60,000 pounds of necessities. Among the donations were several trucks from local companies and a vintage DC-3 cargo plane to airlift the supplies to the Keys. “This is what we do! We are Rotarians in Action to help our community,” notes Jim Norton, a Past District Governor and Rotary Club of Weston member who traveled to the Keys with other South Florida Rotarians to assist. “Presidents Jonathan and Brad saw a need to help our neighbors in the Keys and they called others to serve. They organized our time, talent and resources to make a difference. Our motto says it all, Service Above Self!”

If you would like to join Rotarians in their long-term support of hurricane recovery efforts, both here and in neighboring regions, contact Rotary Club of Weston President Brad Coren at bcoren@ aol.com for details on donating funds or supplies. Better yet, visit the Rotary Club of Weston to see firsthand what Rotarians do best.

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Buttock Enhancement (a.k.a. Brazilian Butt Lift) ASK THE EXPERT

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ennifer Lopez, Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian started a craze for an enhanced buttock. Flat or less protruding rear ends everywhere are being surgically enhanced into more shapely curves and feminine fullness. More women everywhere are considering, or getting buttock enhancements – lifted, sculpted, or augmented. Tighter fitting clothing, such as low-cut sweats, workout pants and leotards are seen in public more often, and a more shapely feminine figure has become aesthetically more desirable. The popularity of the butt lift is not just a U.S. fashion fad. Many women desire to enhance their buttock and thigh region to create a beautiful buttock shape and the very attractive sweep of the lower back, hips and waist. The buttock augmentation (a.k.a. Brazilian Butt Lift) is enjoying a surge in popularity, because women are unhappy with their buttocks - viewing them as too flat, too wide, or sagging. They were either born like this, or lost the form and shape of their buttocks after losing or gaining weight. Pregnancy, or just aging alone, can also affect the size, projection, and profile of the buttocks. Inability to achieve perky buttocks and sexy curves through exercise and muscle toning has frustrated healthconscious women. There are a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures available for those who desire youthful, fuller, and perky buttocks, with a more sensual body profile. These techniques vary depending on what is actually missing and what is the overall body frame and form. For example, there are many who are either genetically or by weight gain have developed “fat and wide” buttocks. Liposculpture can shape their buttocks and the surrounding tissues to make the buttocks rounder and more proportional to the rest of the figure. On the other hand, there are those who have “flat and wide” buttocks. In addition to utilizing liposculpture to shape their waist, hips and buttocks, fat injection or grafting is used to augment the buttocks and to provide fullness and projection. Because it also helps to lift loose buttock tissue, this procedure is also referred to as a Brazilian Buttock Lift. Contrary to the above, there are some with sagging buttocks who are not a candidate for Brazilian Buttock Augmentation. These are people whose buttocks sag as a result of massive weight loss, such as after a gastric bypass surgery. These individuals would benefit from a body lift procedure which removes excess skin and helps to lift their thighs and buttocks. During your consultation, Dr. Messa will review your treatment options for buttock contouring, augmentation and enlargement. He will discuss if you are a good candidate, surgical options and techniques, potential risks and complications of surgery, pre- and post-operative instructions, as well as what to expect after surgery. Dr. Messa is board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, an active member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a recognized expert in cosmetic plastic surgery and has achieved Allergan’s Black Diamond Award as one of the top 1% of plastic surgery practices in the country by volume. Dr. Messa has also achieved Chairman status with Medicis and Mentor Corporation. This award honors distinguished leaders in cosmetic surgery for demonstrating expertise and excellence through a high volume of aesthetic product procedures. The certification is awarded to leaders in the field of medical aesthetics and demonstrates their commitment to innovation, excellence, and the highest level of patient care. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Messa, call the office at 954-659-7760.

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Puppies and kittens generally receive their first vaccines when they are around six to eight weeks of age (depending on the vaccine and manufacturer’s recommendations). Booster vaccines are generally given during your puppy or kitten checkup visits. Although puppies and kittens are considered especially vulnerable to some diseases, it is also very important for adult pets to be up-to-date on vaccines. Traditionally, many vaccines were repeated yearly, during regular checkup examinations. However, research has shown that some vaccines can protect pets for longer than one year. In light of these findings, the AAHA and AAFP guidelines note that some vaccines don’t need to be repeated more frequently than every three years. The decision regarding how often your pet needs vaccine boosters depends on several factors, including your pet’s overall health status and risk for exposure to the diseases in question. Vaccination remains one of the most important services your veterinarian offers, and although vaccination is a routine procedure, it should not be taken for granted. It also allows a regular opportunity for your veterinarian to perform a physical examination, which is very important for keeping your pet healthy. 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 954-385-8389 or www.animalhealthcenteratweston.com.


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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Bonaventure Resort and Spa Opens its Doors for the Community to Stay, Play, Dine and Unwind BY STACEY BOMSER

designs from our full-service salon. The spa offers individual men’s and women’s locker room facilities featuring eucalyptus sauna, steam room and whirlpool, a 24-hour fitness center, heated and non-heated yoga studios. Local residents receive 20% off their first aLaya Spa visit through December. The spa boutique offers high-quality health and beauty products as well as gift certifiWhat can people expect to find at the cates for custom spa day packages and couples Bonaventure Resort and Spa? We are an oasis services. in the middle of Weston where locals can come to relax. We offer the full-service aLaya Spa, PGA What’s new at the Bonaventure Country Club now that it is under resort managegolf course, four pools including the resort’s signature pool with cascading waterfalls, a half-mile ment? As we enter golf season, the country club nature trail, family-friendly dining and our award- offers competitive twilight rates for tee times after 2pm starting at $29. There are wonderful winning Ireland’s Steakhouse. daily specials which include your golf fee and Please tell us more about the day spa. Our lunch at the club. The Bonaventure Country aLaya Spa is a 48,000-square foot wellness facil- Club has worked hard over the years to become ity where you can experience sense-seducing a staple of the community and has earned massage and results-oriented facials, indulge recognition as one of the region’s premier golf in our newest luxurious body treatments, or experiences. transform your style with elite nail and hair

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culinary creations. Also, don’t forget about our annual Thanksgiving Brunch. We would love to host you and your loved ones for the holiday season.

Speaking of the holidays, can people host parties and events at the resort? Of course.

Our menus are extremely competitive and begin at just $55 per person for a decadent holidaythemed buffet. The Bonaventure Resort is an outstanding location for events of all types including weddings, quinces, corporate meetings, family gatherings and special occasions. Let our skilled event staff customize and create your ideal event.

What are the dining options at the resort? We have four full-service food

and beverage outlets, including the popular Ireland’s Steakhouse. We have an array of great specials and events taking place including an early bird threecourse dinner for $45. It’s the perfect way to taste Executive Chef William Zuppas’, formerly of the Fountainbleau Miami Beach, innovative and flavorful

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The Bonaventure Resort and Spa is located at 250 Racquet Club Road. For more information visit www.bonaventureresortandspa.com or call 954-389-3300.


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Rescue Apparel Aids Animal Shelters BY STACEY BOMSER

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ou’ve heard of dress to impress, but what about dress for progress? Rescue Apparel focuses on providing support for animal shelters across the country. President Michelle Elena Arevalo explains more about this athleisure line of clothing and how proceeds are helping save the lives of shelter animals.

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ing designed with an animal theme to raise awareness for animal shelters that need support to stop euthanization. We are different from other animal rights organizations because we have created an athleisure clothing line, of which the profits are used to support animal shelters 100 percent. How does it work? For every item purchased from the Hope clothing line, our team buys a pack of 12 cans of pet food and donates it to a shelter. What shelters do you work with? When you donate to Rescue Apparel you’re donating to multiple shelters. Our organization has a network of national and international animal shelters which care for animals and help prevent euthanization. How do you support the animal shelters? We meet

up with shelter directors to learn about what the shelter needs such as more medical supplies, grooming products, and/or moving an animal to its new forever home. We focus on raising funds for whatever they might need in order to help as many animals as we can and make sure no shelter gets left behind.

Besides selling its clothing line, how else does Rescue Apparel aid animal shelters? We create

different ways for the community to give back to animal shelters via Rescue Apparel events. We are not purely asking for donations. We also create opportunities for people to adopt animals and learn more from animal supporters at programs such as Rescue Apparel’s Howl-O-Ween event, which was held at Weston Town Center last month. We are also holding a car wash at the Exxon gas station at 20 Indian Trace to raise funds. We are planning a Painting with a Twist party on April 12th. For more information on Rescue Apparel’s efforts or to check out its line of animal-inspired athleisure wear, visit www.RescueApparelInc.org or call 954-647-5660.

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SNAPSHOTS FROM SCHOOL BOOK FAIR BENEFIT

Gator Run Elementary School donated proceeds from its Wild West Book Fair to schools impacted by Hurricane Irma. Students and families from Shannon Martinez’s first grade class harnessed their inner cowboys and cowgirls for this western-themed event.

DUDES AND DONUTS

During “Dudes and Donuts” day at the Manatee Bay Elementary Fall Book Fair, students enjoyed a tasty treat while shopping for books.

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AHOY MATEY!

Students in Madelen Sanchez’s second grade class at Indian Trace Elementary had fun learning new vocabulary while celebrating “Talk Like a Pirate” Day.

LITTLE LEARNERS

Children enrolled in Temple Dor Dorim’s Early Childhood Center are busy learning critical skills such as balance and measurement through hands-on activities. Art is another popular activity at the preschool.


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SECTION SNAPSHOTS HEAD FROM SCHOOL

PRIZED PIANIST

Congratulation to Albert Wang. The Falcon Cove Middle School student was honored by Broward County Public Schools for winning top prize in the National PTA Reflections Competition’s Music Composition category. He performed his original piano solo, Bears in the Valley, which was inspired by a wilderness adventure.

BOOK BUDDIES

Students in Shannon Martinez’s first grade class at Gator Run Elementary display the dots they made with their book buddies from Jackie Sherman’s fourth grade class in celebration of International Dot Day. The creative activity was inspired by the book, The Dot.

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Each month, the Indian Trace Elementary After Care Program awards students for excellent behavior.

PLEDGE PRIDE

Members of the Safety Patrol from Indian Trace Elementary School joined Mayor Daniel Stermer in leading the Pledge of Allegiance at a City Commission meeting.

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FEARLESS FLYERS

Susan Beren and Shannon Martinez from Gator Run Elementary took part in “educator night” at iFLY Indoor Skydiving. Teachers experienced frontal density, push and pull, and other physics lessons which they could later share with students.

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Students in Lynn Mitchel’s fourth grade class put their newly learned map skills to the test by implementing maps of their Gator Run classroom.

YOUNG SCIENTISTS

Students in Caroline Long’s second grade gifted class at Everglades Elementary School learned how to use inquiry skills by engaging in an experiment where they soaked gummy bears in four different solutions, making predictions and observing what happened after a few days. The children also exercised their research skills by creating PowerPoint presentations on a subject of interest.

AUTUMN ARTS & CRAFTS Students in Helene Sans’ Pre-K class at Everglades Elementary School welcomed fall by making apple prints.

CARING & SHARING

Students at Tiny Planet Preschool learned you’re never too young to make a difference in the world. The school collected donations to help hurricane victims in the Keys and Puerto Rico.

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Students enrolled in the new dual language Pre-K program at Temple Dor Dorim’s Early Childhood Center are learning the parts of the body in English and Spanish. They reinforced the lesson by creating self-portraits.

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ACCREDITATION AWARD

Congratulations to BSO Fire Rescue & Emergency Services on its accreditation achievement. Weston Fire Chief Bruce Angier presented the plaque at a recent City Commission meeting.

ART APPRECIATION

The Weston Art Guild season kicked off with a demonstration by mixedmedia artist Jen Walls. All are welcome at the monthly meetings which promote the visual arts in our community.

ART OPENING

Weston artist Lifrancis Rojas welcomed friends and family at the opening of her exhibit at the Artium Gallery in Wynwood. She was part of the salon-style juried exhibition called Satis House.

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EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Gregory Blue was named the BSO Weston Fire Rescue Employee of the Month. The Weston City Commission and District Fire Chief Bruce Angier recognized him for his dedication and service, which includes certifying over 4,000 people in CPR.

ROTARY AWARD

The Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center presented its Shining Star Award to the Rotary Club of Weston for its contributions in time and money. Rotary President Brad Coren (right) accepted the award from Kristi Krueger, Channel 10 medical reporter and Susan B. Anthony Recovery Center board member, and Steven Press, past board chairperson and founding president of the Weston Rotary Club.

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LUXURY LAUNCH

The Sklar Team hosted a “Black & White Affair” to mark the official Southeast Florida launch of Global Luxury, a new division of Coldwell Banker.

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