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Momentum is starting to pickup nationally when it comes to driving and cell phone usage. On Sunday, the state of Nevada followed several other states with a complete phone ban while driving. No talking or texting, and there is no pulling over on interstate highways to use the phone, either. Could it happen in Florida? Let the battle begin!

Starting this past Sunday, Jan. 1, it is now illegal to use a cellular telephone while driving in the state of Nevada. Caught once, you owe $50, twice and you will have to fork over $150. The third time, you are not only fined but could lose your license for up to six months. Would that ever happen here? How long would it take to pass the law, and then once the law is passed, the process of giving warning after

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warning until it is time to do what Nevada and other states are now doing? The answer is way too long

and way too much manpower at a very tough economic time. As Floridians are starting to feel the pressure nationally from many groups, trying to ban texting, they are now faced with the reality that the cell phone - the umbilical cord to all of our lives - could be limited as well. From a safety standpoint, just like red light cameras, banning phone usage while operating a motor vehicle, makes plenty of sense. But sense is

‘TIS THE SEASON

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By Larry Blustein Sun Times Take a ride around Hallandale Beach, Aventura, Dania Beach, Sunny Isles Beach, Hollywood or any other area in South Florida the past two weeks and thereʼs that feeling of recovery taking place. With businesses really straining to make it through the tough summer, these cooler months when visitors head to our area are what we look for when gathering momentum. Everyone knows money is tight and the economy is far ––––––––––––––––––– SEASON, Page 5A

One of the local businesses that does a tremendous job of promoting and having events that attract visitors is Mardi Gras Racing & Casino. The past two weeks have watched record crowds head to the Hallandale Beach facility.

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not the issue here. We all understand that threatening people who text with fines is a great gesture, but outside of being in a major accident, there is no way to monitor

tory. Waste of time! The ban on cell phone usage is also a great way to save countless lives, but again, this is not a so–––––––––––––––––––– BLUSTEIN, Page 7A

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BETH DAVID MEMORIAL GARDENS & LEVITT-WEINSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPELS & CEMETERIES

Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels & Cemeteries along with Blasberg Rubin-Zilbert have been involved in the South Florida community for over half a century. What distinguishes Levitt-Weinstein & Blasberg Rubin-Zilbert is that these South Florida institutions are still operated by the third generation of the original founding families.

“Our goal at Beth David is to grow and expand to meet the needs of the community and families that we serve. As long as the needs of our families continue, we will keep growing and developing.” Says Marc Rubin, Area Sales Director.

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From Page 1A –––––––––––––––––––– families who want a more Jewish traditional burial. Along with all this growth, Beth David has also begun construction on a new mausoleum building. “Our goal at Beth David is to grow and expand to meet the needs of the community and families that we serve. As long as the needs of our families continue, we will keep growing and developing.” Says Marc Rubin, Area Sales Director. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels & Cemeteries along with Blasberg Rubin-Zilbert have been involved in the South Florida community for over half a century. What distinguishes LevittWeinstein & Blasberg Rubin-Zilbert is that these South Florida institutions are still operated by the third generation of the original founding families. Life is uncertain, and it's important that the final resting place of a loved one be agreed upon. Our fullservice funeral homes and cemetery are

proud to be independently owned and locally operated. We are not a public company traded on the stock market. Michael Blasberg, General Manager, said, "We have directors with over 100 years of combined arranging experience and are sensitive to the needs of families. We strive to build on our long-term relationships and create new ones that will stand the test of time." The services provided by Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels & Cemetery along with Blasberg Rubin-Zilbert, though, dedicated to the Jewish community, are available to people from all walks of life. Although our cemetaries are strictly for Jewish burials, our funeral homes are available to service all faiths. Marc Rubin, Area Sales Director, said, "Whether your loved one is staying locally or transferring out of state, the funeral home is here for the needs of all people that we serve. The advantage of being privately owned and

managed is that decisions can be made quickly." "People make choices in life and plan ahead for many things," Rubin says. "When a death occurs, why place the burden on your family to make those eternal decisions for you? What if unforeseen situations arise, wouldn't you feel better knowing you made your plans beforehand?" Shari Bradley, Marketing Director, said, "One of the benefits of dealing with us NOW is that you're planning in advance, saving money and relieving your family of stress by having to make the last minute decisions when youʼre not necessarily thinking rationally." "Approximately 90% of the families we service have been pre-arranged," Rubin said. When you think about it logically, it makes sense because it is just another part of Estate Planning, like your Will; and you can handle your funeral and cemetery wishes at the same time with us." Rubin goes on to say,"What are you

going to do when a death occurs? It's important that each person has a pre-arranged plan. A person can set up a financial plan paid out over a period of time with no interest charges. One day you will need it, so why wait for that day to suddenly come? Long-term planning locks in at today's price and protects against inflation." Blasberg states, "There are no two fu-

neral plans the same. Increasingly, the Chapel handles special requests such as "Personalized Funerals" that celebrate the life of the person. In a matter of speaking, death is a fact of life and in those challenging moments you want a family there to

comfort you, to love, grieve, and remember your spirit. "LET OUR FAMILY TREAT YOUR FAMILY LIKE OUR OWN." Levitt Weinstein, Blasberg Rubin-Zilbert Funeral Homes and Beth David Memorial Gardens and Chapels.

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Getting through a year without raising the tax rate is impressive

‘AROUND THE CITY OF CHOICE’

HALLANDALE BEACH - The beginning of the year always is the time for looking back over the past year and most importantly looking forward to 2012. While many cities struggled last year to balance budgets and continue to provide the same level of service with less tax revenue the City of the Hallandale Beach once again made it through without raising our tax rate and continuing to progressively move forward to provide improved level of services. As the 2011-2012 budget is underway we are looking towards a bright future when it comes to investing in our infrastructure. Looking forward, the city will need to aggressively continue to become more lean and efficient. This does not mean we should not remain committed to invest in our parks and complete the capital projects that are budgeted. We also need to progressively work with all our employees to rein in pension costs. The city has already met in executive session to review every option. Many times the pension issue gets caught up in rhetoric on the state and national levels, rather than focusing on the real issue; “costs”. These costs have escalated for many reasons. Now is the time for everyone to come to the table to negotiate reasonable terms

to ensure we can continue to provide the same levels of services to our residents in the upcoming budget year while not crippling our budget. In the close of 2011 we had some wonderful news from the state. After a year of lobbying in Washington DC and in Tallahassee, I spoke directly with our partners in FL DPEP and the city will be receiving 28 million dollars to complete our drainage projects. We will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony with them to kick off the NE project. This is money we will not have to borrow, nor tax our residents. This type of relationship building and lobbying for the city truly does yield positive results. This grant funding is the most the city has ever been awarded for a single project. Put in perspective, it is equal to one half of our general fund. This year will also mark another year we will need to all closely moni-

tor what takes place on the national and state levels. We will be mainly focused on the gaming issue and will also need to watch other late legislative changes that may impact special taxing districts, pensions and business tax receipts. On a national level, even though Congress and Senate have been deadlocked on so many issues, our cities and cities across the nation will be following Community Development Block Grant funding, Transportation Funding , Community Oriented Policing funding, housing and for the Southeast Florida Coast Oil Drilling and other energy policies that can impact our environment. On the local level there will also be many issues for our citizens to follow. As of January 1 the city published an advertisement for a new City Manager. The deadline to receive applications will be January 31. The tentative schedule for hiring will include area steps including commission interviews, one-on-one interviews and citizen meet and greet. The City Commission hopes to have a new City Manager hired with an executed contract by April 1. The City of Hallandale Beachʼs Economic Development Outlook is also looking bright. Even with the economic downturn there has still been interest in redevelop-

ment within our borders. The Village of Gulfstream Park has already applied to progress with their phase 2 of redevelopment. I have met with the South area director for Winn-Dixie and they are getting ready to cut the ribbon on their brand-new prototype store just under construction. Even in this economic climate businesses are interested in our city. Redevelopment is always a double edge sword. No one wants it in their backyard, but it is vital to create jobs, replace antiquated older buildings and provide sustainability for our tax base. This City Commission has continued to provide increased access and transparency to all our redevelopment processes. This year will also mark the finalization of our five-year redraft of our Community Redevelopment Plan. This plan will become a vital tool in guiding the 15 years left in our CRA. The plan includes a re-tooling of our many successful CRA loan programs and business incentive programs. A new component will be focused on creating more hotels and offices to support our growing tourism industry that has been created by both Gulfstream Park and Mardi Gras Racetrack and Casino. There are a few trends that I wanted to share with our readers that are happening in all cities

across the nation. There will still be housing issues playing out throughout our nation. We have not seen the end of foreclosures and there are actually over 80 pending foreclosures that the city is involved directly with. Unemployment is still hovering around 10%. There is also a continuing threat to local school funding that is having a direct impact on our children and the future workforce. With the anemic economy it would be logical to think there would be a drastic increase in crime. The trends do not show this. The trend is a change in the type of crime. Home robberies have increased throughout the nation. Over the past months, Chief of Police has confirmed this observation. Criminals are watching homes and waiting for the right opportunity to strike. In November a few burglaries took place in the Southwest and one as recently as two weeks ago in the South East. Obviously, there are ways to protect your home through dead

bolts, window protection and alarm systems. These certainly do not guarantee crime will not happen. This type of crime will need to be fought through unity partnerships with our Police Department and Crime Watch strategies. This is the year, if any, which we should all get to know our neighbors and our surroundings. If you see something or someone out of place you should not hesitate to call the police. We have a wonderful police force that is here to protect and serve our city. Come out and join Crime Watch. Host the block parties along with crime watch and our Police Department to get to know your neighbors. We all need to work together to make our communities safe in 2012 and well into the future. Wishing you a peaceful healthy and safe 2012! As always feel free to contact me at any time with your questions and concerns. I can be reached at 954-4571318, cell/text 954-6325700 or e-mail me at www.MayorJoyCooper.com.


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From Page 1A ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– from stabile, so thatʼs why we all rely on things such as the Orange Bowl, top-name entertainment, premier destinations and the tremendous weather to lure visitors into our community. Mark Miller and his wife, Eileen, made their first visit to Hollywood last week, and while the weather was a lure, it was a chance to come and see places such as Gulfstream Park and other nationally-recognized destinations. “We had never been to this part of Florida before,” Mark Miller said. “Coming from Chicago, you look for warmth and then something to do.” While Disney and many of the Central Florida theme parks are certainly a huge reason why many never make it down this far, the Millers found that people are really missing out. From Hard Rock to the Mardi Gras and Gulfstream to the beautiful beaches, this is a destination that has brought thousands back - again and again. “We came the day after Christmas and will leave at the end of this week,” Eileen said. “We took two weeks to get some sun, which we wonʼt be able to do for at least five more months. You donʼt know what itʼs like to walk around in shorts and a T-shirt days after Christmas.” With many other cities and states now home to casinos and other forms of gaming, Florida, especially this region of the state, was always going to win out. It comes down to weather and plenty to do within a 100 mile radius. “We just finished a five-day cruise and wanted to spend a few extra vacation days down here to catch the Orange Bowl game,” Grant Cox of Columbia, S.C. said. “I am a huge Clemson fan, so the game was a Serving Hallandale Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach & Miami Beach must, but I have to tell you that the last time I was here was back in 1981. Things have changed for the better.” Cox has read how the area was one of the leading regions nationally when it comes to home foreclosures. He was expecting a lot of run down areas with things that didnʼt work. “Sometime you never believe what you read,” he smiled. “We have found people down here friendly, opening their arms to help answer questions and the areas weʼve been in are clean and not what many had reported.” The businesses in and around Hallandale Beach have geared up for this season for a long time, and now that itʼs arrived, it looks like 2012 is off to a pretty good start - and thatʼs a great thing!

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR If you would like to submit an announcement for our Community Calendar in the paper – or online, where you are guaranteed placement weekly, please send it to: Larry Blustein, Community Calendar Editor, 305 N.W. 10th Terrace, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009; Fax: 954 458-0765 or via e-mail to: SFSUNTIMES@aol.com. For a complete listing of all Community Calendar items, please check our website at: www.southfloridasuntimes.com. Also follow us on Twitter @sfsuntimes. Jan. 5 * Computer lessons for seniors age 50 and over. Registration will

take place at 10 a.m. at the Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood. Cost for eight 2hour lessons is $50. Internet & Intermediate classes may be available on completing the Basic Course. No membership fee required. Further information, phone 954-921-3600.

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Hollywood Proclaims January 4th as Monroe Udell Day in the City

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HOLLYWOOD How do you honor a long-time business owner who consistently gives back to the community? In the City of Hollywood, the City Commission issued a proclamation declaring January 4th in the City of Hollywood, Monroe Udell Day. Mr. Udell is the founder and owner of Jaxsonʼs Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant on Federal Highway just north of Stirling Road in Dania Beach. Mayor Peter Bober initiated the proclamation to honor Mr. Udell for his ongoing commitment to the community. Mr. Udell has generously donated and served icecream in support of many causes benefiting residents of South Florida including the City of Hollywood. Most recently, Mr. Udell provided complimentary Jaxsonʼs ice cream to all who attended the Cityʼs Veteranʼs Day Barbecue, held on Veterans Day November 2011. Jaxsonʼs also recently partnered with Joe DiMaggio Childrenʼs Hospital to further its fundraising efforts in support of childrenʼs health care. Monroe Udell opened Jaxsonʼs in 1956 with a mission to produce and serve the finest food and ice cream. He was a civil rights advocate prior to the passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ignoring laws

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ciety that will give in and abide by the law. Believe me, there are numerous ways to stay ahead of the law on that front as well. In addition, those who need the phone for vital communication, simply cannot be bothered with time consuming exits off interstate or busy city roads. Even as the red light cameras are springing up around the country, there are as many detractors on the other side, poking holes in that if they are designed to save lives, then why not at every intersection? Because it is plain to see they are money makers, and Iʼve been over this again and again. Until you are going to have red light cameras at every light, then stop with the false claims of safety numbers. In the same context, having a ban on cell phones will create more problems than anyone could ever imagine. Remember, this is not a society that tackles things lying down, and there will be so many legal objections to the law, it will be a waste of time. I understand the plight of all the groups who want red light cameras in place; texting and cell phone usage banned, but from an economic standpoint, this is not the time to do it. Everyone who drives a motor vehicle has a responsibility, and like alcohol or controlled substances, the decision is based on the individual. Bad decisions have long cost people their lives. Everyone is all about

near future. “It seems to me that the lawmakers should be spending their resources on drunk and impaired driving and not on people attempting to communicate, and for the most part, be productive,” said Arlene Harris of North Miami Beach.

Long Time AFMDA Supporter Honors Long Time AFMDA Professional

Ira Mogitz, AFMDA Southeast Region Director of Development sits in the driver’s seat of the ambulance donated in his honor by Ilsa Rooz.

At the American Friends of Magen David Adom Annual Diamond Circle Party, Aventura resident and long-time supporter Ilsa Rooz honored Ira Mogitz, the Southeast Regionʼs Director of Development, through a lifesaving ambulance. The MDA ambulance, which is now on its way to save lives in Israel, was on display throughout the evening. "I've performed hundreds of ambulance dedications in my 23 years working for this lifesaving organization, but to see my name inscribed on this door is indescribable," Mogitz said. "There's no greater joy than knowing that an ambulance with my name will be riding the streets of Israel alleviating pain and suffering and saving lives. Ilsa has given me the greatest honor of my life. Rooz started donating ambulances with her late husband Walter. Before her husband passed away they donated five ambulances. This is her fourteenth. AFMDA CEO Arnold Gerson commented, "Ira has built many strong relationships with donors throughout all his years at AFMDA and this is an organization that fosters strong relationships. American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) supports the lifesaving efforts of Magen David Adom (MDA), Israelʼs pre-hospital emergency medical care, including disaster, ambulance and blood services. For more information, call 954-457-9766.

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AVENTURA - If getting in better shape is on your list of New Yearʼs resolutions, consider a membership at Olympia Gym. In business for more than 30 years, the modern fitness and personal training center has a proven track record of helping clients achieve results. Located at the Promenade Shops in Aventura, Olympia is family owned and operated by Peter Cicale, Sr., his wife, Delia and their son, PJ. A wide variety of equipment, including several cardio and circuit training machines, free weights, boxing facilities and Power Plate (vibration training) offers everything you need to build strength and tone your body. Experienced trainers modify workout programs to individuals, and talented instructors teach a wide variety of classes, such as yoga, bootcamp Zumba, spinning (with about 100 spin bikes), and much more. “We have the best equipment available,” says Olympiaʼs Roy Roden. “Itʼs important to have variety, because when you do the same thing over and over, your body builds up a tolerance and you reach a plateau. But what really sets us apart from other places is the people here. Most of the staff has been here for many years, and we share a common passion for helping people become healthier and achieve their fitness goals.

PERSONALIZED SERVICE FROM EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS “We love what we do, and we truly care about our clients,” Roy continues. “Weʼre not like the cookie cutter national chains who are all about selling, selling, selling. Our goals are about keeping our existing clients happy and satisfied, because we know then they will keep coming back, theyʼll get results, and they will recommend us to friends.” Trainers are experienced professionals who customize workout programs to each individual. “Most of our trainers have an average of 20 years in the business,” Roy says. “We donʼt hire rookies, because a personʼs health and body are too important to trust them to some-

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one who is less than an expert.” There is more to being a trainer than telling a client how to work out. “A good trainer needs to be able to connect with a client on a personal level, understand his or her goals, and focus on the individualʼs welfare,” Roy. “The vast majority of people who work out in fitness centers lack sufficient knowledge of exercise and weight training to reach their goals. Thatʼs why members who use personal trainers experience accelerated benefits, and when you see results, you stick with the program!” Dhaiamara Rivera began working with trainer Lynn Roden after surgery and a fall left her with back pain and an inability to lift her now six-year-old son, Alexander Rodriguez. She also weighed more than she wanted to. After less than a year, she has lost inches everywhere, as well as a whopping 11 percent of body fat. And today, she has no trouble picking up Alexander. But it isnʼt just the terrific results that keep Dhaiamara coming back to Olympia. “Itʼs different here from other gyms,” she says. “The people here are authentic. They make you work hard, but they also become your friends.” VARIED CLASSES, TALENTED INSTRUCTORS Instructors teach classes in the newest exercise routines as

Delia Cicale demonstrates one of Olympia Gym's newest training programs, Power Plates. Assisting her is founder of stream line cross training studio, Gene Waren.

to see better results with their coach. People are so busy or lazy, they need extra motivation to keep them on the right track.” You can be certain to get in your weekly exercise routine by coming to a Zumba class or booking your appointment with a trainer now!

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well as the tried-andtrue favorites. “We continually educate our instructors so they can offer the kind of classes that people not only enjoy, but also get great results,” says PJ. “Classes help motivate people and also make working out more fun, and if something is fun, youʼre likely to keep doing it. Classes also need to be guided by people who can correct mistakes and provide lots of encouragement. Oh, did I mention all classes are included with membership?” Kevin Philon, who developed and teaches a nationally recognized workout class called Body Forging, has been a part of Olympia for 15 years. “I love the atmosphere here,” he

says. “The combination of energy and personalities make it a great place to belong and to work out.” DIFFERENT MEMBERSHIP NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS Olympia provides different memberships geared for the local regulars, seasonal visitors and frequent travelers. “We offer the liberal latitude to custom tailor to each memberʼs individual needs,” Roy says. “Many condominium buildings have small fitness centers, but they donʼt offer enough variety or energy to produce the best results. Having a training membership encourages you to keep a consistent training schedule and

FAMILY PRIDE Peter Sr. opened Olympia in North Miami Beach in the late 1970s, and moved it to its current Aventura location in 1991. “Because Olympia is owned and operated by my family, we feel a responsibility to make it the very best it can be,” he says. “Our name is attached to it, so itʼs always been important to us to make it something to be proud of.” Tom Liguori has been a member at Olympia since it opened. “Everyone here is fabulous,” he says. “Itʼs a serious gym, and peo-

ple are here to train. The staff keeps the equipment in tiptop shape, and itʼs always very clean. Everything the owners do is to benefit their clients.” A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU For many people, a new year is the right time to make a lifestyle change and become healthier, leaner, and fit. “But to be effective, exercise needs to be more than a passing New Yearʼs resolution,” Peter says. “It needs to become an integral part of your lifestyle. At Olympia, we help people achieve their personal fitness goals, and with our support, make it fun and enjoyable.” You can start a program for as low as $30 per session. For more information, call Olympia at (305) 9323500, or visit www.olympiagym.co m for a three-day guest pass (restrictions apply).

OLYMPIA GYM & PERSONAL TRAINING CENTER ADDRESS 20335 Biscayne Blvd. (in the Promenade Shops) Aventura, FL 33180 PHONE (305) 932-3500 HOURS Mon-Fri, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. WEBSITE www.olympiagym.com EMAIL info@olympiagym.com


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The Jersey Boys are one of the greatest success stories ever told and will have the Broward Center rockinʼ

SPOTLIGHT ON STAGE Sherry," "Oh! What a Night" and so many more.The success of this production is the clever staging and rotating narrations by the group. This is one show you cannot see only once. Evening performances are at 8 p.m., matinees at 2 p.m. For show-times and price schedules, call the box office at: (954) 462-022. Or on-line at: www.BrowardCenter.org. The Broward Center is located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale.

Broadway's hottest show will be coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, January 11 to 29, 2012 in the AuRene Theatre. Tickets are now on sale and will definitely be a sell out. Already a musical and pop culture icon, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Frankie Valli is currently enjoying a surge in Nationwide popularity. Jersey Boys, the Broadway musical, has sent The Four Seasons rise to fame when

World-class string and piano virtuosi triplets Tom, Josh and Mike Lubben,

they took home the 2006 Best Musical Tony Award and Frankie Valli himself, has since been recruited as a guest on every talk show. But his real success is still in his music. Valli's trademark falsetto, along with the original Four Seasons; Steve Gouveicio, Joseph Leo Bwarie, Josh Franklin and Erik Bates's distinctive rhythm and blues sound has made them the most enduring group of the

Rock and Roll era. This musical biography of The Jersey Boys shows how tough, yet tender and so terrific their life has been while tracing their New Jersey origin and the personal ups and downs of four kids, Frankie and The Four Seasons. Over the years, they sang such popular songs as: "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Candy Girl," "Rag Doll," "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You," "

THE AVENTURA CENTER PRESENTS CORY KAHANEY THE JEWISH PRINCESS OF COMEDY: Cory Kahaney is the creator and star of the Off-Broadway hit "The J.A.P. Show" that ran for six months in New York City and continues to tour the country under the name "The Princess of Comedy" and has appeared on NBC's Last Comic Standing as a grand finalist. She was voted Best Comedian in New York City by Backstage Magazine and Best Female Comedian by the

Manhattan Association of Cabarets. Cory is every woman, mother, daughter, wife and ex-wife. Her new show, "Pastrami on Rye with Mayo" is about the last four comics to work at the Catskills, which has been selling out to rave reviews. Tickets for the January 7, 2012 performance at 8:30 p.m. are $31 and $36, now on sale at the Aventura Center's box office, located at 3385 Northeast 188th Street in Aventura The show contains material not appropriate for children less than 17 years of age. For all additional information, call: (954) 462-0222.

IDENTICAL YOUNG TRIPLETS JOIN SY SUGAR POPS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT CORAL SPRINGS CENTER: World-class string and piano virtuosi triplets Tom, Josh and Mike Lubben, South Florida's unusual local talent will appear with the Sy Sugar Pops Symphony Orchestra on January 8, 2012 at 2 p.m at the Coral Springs Center, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, one

block South of West Sample Road, tickets are $32. These 17 year-old triplets were musicians at a very young age. They loved listening to their older brother Joseph play since the age of three. They began their formal musical studies at the age of five with Russian-American violinist and pianist, Leana Strouse, first on violin then piano at age of six. Mike continued to focus on the violin and viola while Josh focused on the violin and cello. They are profoundly talented on string and piano. All three are passionate performers and enjoy performing and competitions. They have won first place awards from the National federation of Music Regional and State competitions, which honor exceptionally talented young musicians.They are an inspiration to everyone. Don't miss the opportunity to hear these rising stars. For all other information, call: (954) 3445990. "See You at the Theatre" Contact Eleanor at ESuntimes@ aol.com


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HOLLYWOOD - Enjoy three exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood for free on Sunday, Jan. 15. On this day, guests will have the opportunity to experience Artist Unknown/The Free World, Freddy Jouwayed: Forks in the Wave Function, and Giannina Coppiano Dwin: Nothing We Can Call Our Own. Free Admission Day is funded in part by Wells Fargo. Artist Unknown/The Free World is the first-of-its-kind exhibition featuring thousands of images of vernacular photography found online by artists John D. Monteith and Oliver Wasow. From the bizarre to the sublime, these anonymously sourced amateur photographs provide a fascinating view of American culture through the new frontier of social media. John Thomason of Boca Raton Magazine recently wrote, “Artist Unknown/The Free World is the best exhibit Iʼve seen yet to capture the zeitgeist of the 21st century, even if, ironically, the photographs in question all emerged from the 20th.” Michael Mills, art critic for New Times Palm Beach/Broward, described Artist Unknown/The Free World as “a fascinating exhibit,” “provocative,” and “weirdly exhilarating.” Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 12 - 4 p.m. For more information about these exhibitions, please call 954.921.3274 or visit ArtandCultureCenter.org.

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Question: I had a lot of cavities when I was a kid and my dentist back then filled them with silver amalgam fillings. My dentist tells me that my fillings are leaking and that teeth are getting cracks in them. Iʼve never had a problem before except a few years ago one tooth broke and I had to get a crown. The teeth heʼs talking about donʼt hurt and never bother me. Why should I do what he recommends and put in new fillings or crowns? Shouldnʼt I just wait until they break or start bothering me? Answer: A hundred years ago the horse and buggy was one of the best modes of transportation. But today we have much better ways of getting around. The automobile and airplanes certainly have many advantages over horseback, right? The “silver” amalgam fillings were developed around the time of the Civil War and certainly have served their purpose in dentistry for over a hundred years, but today they are not the best way to restore teeth and unquestionably have their own share of problems. Many dentists like myself havenʼt even used them in our dental practice for over fifteen years. First, you should know that “silver” is actually a misnomer. They really arenʼt “silver”. When first placed in the tooth the amalgam fillings are “silver colored” because the amalgam fillingʼs main component is mercury, up to 50%, which is silver colored. It is the mercury that imparts that color to the amalgam. Later that silver color often corrodes and discolors and the filling becomes black. The other 50% of the amalgam ingredients are lead, tin, copper, zinc and a small amount of silver. From a health standpoint alone, many re-

Why should I replace my old silver fillings?

searchers and physicians would argue that having mercury and lead in the mouth is not healthy. When we remove the mercury filling material it is legally categorized as “bio-hazard” and dentists are not allowed to throw it into the trash or down the drain. By law we are required to have a bio-hazard removal service come to our office to take away our “bio-hazard” materials and dispose of them in a way that does not contaminate the environment. It is amazing that the government considers mercury amalgam filling waste biohazard and still has not completely outlawed the usage of the material as they have done in many other countries. When you were younger do you remember what was in the thermometers used to take your temperature? It was mercury, right? But, itʼs not longer used today, is it? There are health reasons for that. Mercury is toxic. The reason it was used in thermometers was that mercury is actually a metal that is a liquid. And the reason it worked as a thermometer is that mercury expands or contracts based on the temperature. Now imagine a filling in the middle of your tooth that expands and contracts each time you eat or drink something hot or cold. When it contracts it allows bacteria to go into the tooth in between the interface of the tooth and filling. When it expands, it places internal pressure on the remaining tooth. This is what commonly produces the cracks in the enamel of the teeth around the filling. Now, most dentists are all in agreement that when a tooth has a cavity and the decay is removed that if it was a small cavity the tooth will be 10-25%

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weaker, if a medium cavity 25-40% weaker, if a large cavity 4060% or more weaker. So imagine a tooth that is weaker to begin with, and then having a filling that expands and contracts thousands upon thousands of times over a period of years. At some point something has to give, and the tooth often develops cracks, and these cracks often lead to fractured teeth. You might say, doesnʼt the mercury amalgam filling strengthen the tooth? The answer is a resounding

no! It just fills the void of the cavity and actually relies on the strength of the remaining tooth structure. Today when dentists see teeth with leakage, which leads to decay, or visible fractures in the tooth around the filling most dentists will recommend being proactive. This means removing the old mercury amalgam filling and replacing it with a restoration that will strengthen the tooth and help keep it from breaking. The choices the dentist will typi-

cally recommend are a bonded composite filling, an onlay (usually porcelain, but many dentists still use gold on back teeth) or a crown (again, usually porcelain but sometimes gold). Obviously the choice of which of these types of restoration will depend on the size of the original filling, the amount of decay or tooth that is cracked or fractured. Your dentist should be able to explain to you why he/she makes a particular recommendation. What will happen if

Practicing dental health from a young age keeps a great smile on your face as Dr. Bobadilla and her daughter know very well.

you donʼt follow your dentistʼs recommendations. If itʼs a small filling and you have a light bite and donʼt grind or clench, and if youʼre lucky, maybe nothing will happen. Or on the other hand, maybe nothing will happen for a while. If your mercury amalgam filling is medium or large in size or if you have a heavy bite and grind or clench your teeth, then at some point your tooth will undoubtedly break. Broken teeth are the most common emergency I have in my practice. Sometimes when that happens there is a lot of pain involved. Sometimes even a root canal might be necessary if the fracture goes into the tooth nerve. Probably the worst-case scenario is that so much of the tooth breaks off that the tooth cannot be restored and has to be removed (extracted). That would then necessitate needing to replace the missing tooth with a much more involved treatment like a 3-unit porcelain bridge or implant. John, I canʼt tell you much more about your particular situation without seeing you as a patient. But in general you will be best served by proactive dentistry geared to prevent larger dental problems from occurring. Certainly replacing old mercury amalgam fillings that are leaking or exhibit cracks in the surrounding tooth structure with state-of-the-art dental restorations (whether composite fillings, porcelain onlays or crowns) is usually the best way to preserve teeth and prevent pain and more expensive dental treatment down the line. COMPLIMENTARY SECOND OPINION


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Refresh your New Year's resolution by drinking more water

(ARA) - We're told that drinking water is good for our health. But do we really know why? To get the new year off to a healthy start, here are four reasons why staying hydrated can help you reach your health and lifestyle goals. * Good hydration is as important as good nutrition Did you know that about 30 percent of your water intake comes from food? Most diets limit your caloric intake, so remember to drink plenty of water when you are trying to lose weight. Fitness experts have long known the benefits of water and strongly encourage their clients to drink up. "I recommend my clients always carry water with them," says "The Biggest Loser" trainer Dolvett Quince. "It keeps you hydrated and helps flush your body of excess waste." * Stay hydrated and feel alert According to Nutrition Today, dehydration impairs cognitive function and mood in most adults at some point throughout their weekly activities. If your goal this year is to tackle those lingering chores around the house, drinking more water can help you feel more energized.

* Swap out sugar Substituting water for soft drinks is a simple way to cut back on your calories. There are approximately 10 packets of sugar in a 12-ounce can of soda - drinking water instead of sugary drinks could reduce your caloric intake and help you maintain a healthy weight.

* Flavor matters When water tastes better, you drink more of it. Reusable bottles with built-in filters like the Brita Bottle filtration system makes tap water taste better and allows you to

Substituting water for soft drinks is a simple way to cut back on your calories. There are approximately 10 packets of sugar in a 12-ounce can of soda - drinking water instead of sugary drinks could reduce your caloric intake and help you maintain a healthy weight.

conveniently hydrate on the go. Looking for inspiration on your journey toward better hydration? Try joining a program like the Brita Challenge, which encourages you to drink eight to 10 glasses of water per day, including one before each meal, for four weeks. Participants can also access interactive tools, tips and tricks for drinking more water from NBC's "The Biggest Loser" trainers. "My experience

with the Brita Challenge has been amazing," says "The Biggest Loser" Season 5 Contestant Bernie Salazar. "By drinking more water, I've been able to curb my appetite, help clear up my complexion and I feel more balanced inside and out." From cutting calories to feeling more alert, simply increasing your water intake can help set you on the right course for healthy living in the new year.


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HOW TO SNACK SMART IN 2012

(ARA) - Snacks they can either be your worst dieting enemy or your new weight-loss best friend. The difference is all in the choices you make. This year, make it your resolution to learn how to snack smarter. To help, here are some tips to develop a healthier relationship with snacking.

PORTION CONTROL Hand someone a bag of chips and ask them to eat just 100 calories. Sounds impossible, right? Well for most people, it is. Not only is it hard to calculate quickly, our willpower alone will fail us. Soon a few chips become half the bag and the guilt sets in. Don't even give yourself the opportunity to overeat and instead think portion control. Replace full size snack bags with 100-calorie snack packs. They are the perfect way to know you're only eating 100 calories and resist the urge to eat more. Snyder's of Hanover offers a variety of 100calorie Pretzel snack packs. Available in mini, snap or pretzel sticks, they're sold in the snack aisle of local grocery store. They are quick and easy and perfect for kids or adults. Plus the best part is, once the snack pack is gone, you're done.

SMART SNACKS Making smart snack choices doesn't mean you have to give up flavor or your favorite foods. There are a number of products that are low in fat, and can help satisfy your cravings. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Raisins - One ounce equals 85 calories. You could even cover them with chocolate. Chocolate can be healthy when consumed in small portions. 2. Graham crackers - Eight small rectangles is equal to 100 calories. 3. Celery with peanut butter - Five pieces of celery with 1 tablespoon peanut

proximately 80 calories. Another treat kids really enjoy. 12. Lettuce wraps Fill a big lettuce leaf with tuna, hummus and your favorite vegetables and roll it up. You could even use a ham slice with hummus and vegetables for a change in variety. This is also a gluten-free snack.

MAKE IT SIMPLE Put healthy snacks out so they're easy to grab. Take a bowl and make sure it's filled with fresh fruit. For cold snacks create a healthy snack drawer in your refrigerator. Stock it full of baby carrots cut up veggies and low fat dip or pud-

dings. To give your kids incentive to make healthier choices, give them permission to take any snack from these locations without asking.

READ UP When you're in the store, read the label and look for low fat, whole grain or organic options when possible. You'd be surprised to see a lot of snacks you might have overlooked before. Even pretzels, like Snyder's of Hanover Organic Whole Wheat Pretzel Nibblers, are made with whole grains and are low in fat.

SET SMALL GOALS

Creating a healthy lifestyle doesn't just happen overnight but the process shouldn't be overwhelming either. Setting small goals, like snacking on vegetables for a week, can develop into long term eating habits. And it's best to set goals that are obtainable so you see your success early on and you're motivated to continue. Healthy snacking is all about making the right choices. This coming year, it's up to you to make the right decisions, hopefully these tips will help motivate you to a more wholesome and healthier 2012.

Making smart snack choices doesn't mean you have to give up flavor or your favorite foods. There are a number of products that are low in fat, and can help satisfy your cravings.

butter is equal to 100 calories. This is a very satisfying snack packed with protein and is also glutenfree. 4. Dried fruits and nuts - A small amount of dried fruits with a small amount of nuts is a snack kids love to eat. 5. Pretzels - One ounce equals 100 calories. You can even include cheese with your pretzels for something different with added protein. 6. Unsweetened applesauce - One cup is equivalent to 100 calories, and is a great snack idea for younger children. 7. Air-popped popcorn - Three cups or 1 ounce equals 95 calories. Popcorn is

also gluten-free. 8. Fruit - All types of fruit are full of valuable nutrients and they also contain no gluten. 9. Baked corn tortillas with dip - Corn tortillas are a great alternative to potato chips. You can eat them with salsa and/or guacamole for a healthy treat. 10. Rice cakes Rice cakes by themselves aren't really nutritious, but they are gluten-free. Try topping them with cottage cheese and fruit, peanut butter with banana slices, or cheese and tomatoes for a more nutritious snack. 11. Fat-free sugarfree pudding - One serving contains ap-

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AVENTURA Point East - 1 Bedroom Remod., phenomenal huge lake vu, 1st fl, clubhouse, nr shops & bchs, $750 month. Jan Fleischman RE (954) 729-3004

FAIRWAYS ROYALE Annual, spac. 2/2 for over age 55, low floor, cor. golf course/pool vu from balcony, have different 2/2 for sale.

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HALLANDALE - 1/1.5 Month to month rental Cable, pool, tennis, clubhouse, parking, near shops, casinos, $900 per month. Call 9 am - 3 pm (954) 454-3134

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APARTMENT TO RENT

HALLANDALE BEACH 1 Bed, 1 Bath, living room, dining room and kitchen, very clean, stainless steel appliances. Ready to move! Great for professional or retired couple. Near shops, & beach. $750 month. Call: (954) 540-4779

HALLANDALE BEACH Coastal VII - Studio 2 blocks to bch, pkg, pool,nr shops, no pets, $675mo. 1 yr contract. (954) 455-4796 (954) 249-4703

HALLANDALE BEACH Quiet, gated location. Beautifully furnished. Cheerful 2/2, amenities, 55+, no pets. $1195 mo. Annual. (201) 247-3537

HALLANDALE EAST OF US-1 Large 1 Bedroom, central air, no pets, $775 per month. PLEASE CALL: (954) 454-2005 HALLANDALE Large 1 Bedroom. No Pets. MONTE CARLO APARTMENTS 400 NE 1st Street (305) 931-4638

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From Page 5A –––––––––––––––––––––– onic Pops Orchestra in Concert with "The Fuchs Family." at 7:30 PM. Concert tickets are $32.00 and are available at the door of The Sport of Kings Theater, Gulfstream Park (2nd Floor), 901 North Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach. Box Office: 954-6246829.

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AWESOME PENTHOUSE! 2 Br. Convertible, 2 Ba. Light, Genuine hardwood fls thruout. Beautiful & Generous sized built-ins. A/C + H/W incl. in Maint in this resort-style Beachfront Community. Ready to move right in! Asking $365,000 2/2 High Floor, Panoramic Ocean & Intra Vus, Totally Remodeled, Maint. Incl. A/C, Hot Water & Cable, $249K

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QUADOMAIN BRITANNIA #1603 3/2, $1,700 month RENTED HALLMARK 2 Br. 2 Ba. Furnished or unfurn. $1,300 month. SUMMIT #2506 2/2, panoramic ocean/Intra vus., $1,950 mo. OCEANVIEW PARK #104 Furnished, RENTED $1,195 month

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YARD SALE SAT & SUN 11-3 Open House 3-5 pm 1009 N 13th Terr. Hollywood, FL 33019 Household items. 2 autos for sale: 2006 Mercury Grand Marquis 48,000 miles, $7900. ‘99 Lincoln Towncar 63,000 miles, $6500. Owner: (508) 376-5048

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Jan. 9 • Improve your health with Taoist Tai Chi. Calm and focus your mind with the Taoist Tai Chi Internal Arts of Health. New beginner classes start from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Attend your first class at no obligation. Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA, Sage Plaza 800 Hallandale Beach Blvd. Hallandale. Phone 954-455-2474. Jan. 10

• Annual Chinese Auction Luncheon for the benefit of Treats for Soldiers at the Hometown Buffet in PRIVATE ROOM from 11:30 to 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $12.00 p.p. Reservations needed. Call Claire at: (954) 292-8261. Jan. 11 • The boards of cooperative, homeowner and condominium associations and property management companies are

APARTMENT TO RENT

HALLANDALE Large 2/1, central A/C, all tile,clean. $900 mo. +security, includes water, near Aventura. (754) 263-3449 (954) 457-9652

HALLMARK - 1/1.5 Fab vu, hi fl, ready to move-in, full srvc. bldg, across beach Todd Miller Realty Ferne Zam: (954) 336-8476 Off:( 954) 437-5001 X: 2035

HEMISPHERES 2 Bedroom 2 Bath, bldg on Ocean, gym, tennis, 24 hour security, restaurant, near shops, $1350 mo. (954) 559-5256 HEMISPHERES CONDO 1/1.5, furn,Incl. A/C, cable, wtr & pkg. Seasonal Rentals avail. Pepe & Martha Peña (954) 734-7274 (305) 261-1945 oceandreamsrealty.com

HOLLYWOOD - 1/1.5 QUADOMAIN CATANIA Furnished, 2 pools Beach, season/yearly. Call weekdays before 6 pm (305) 931-3825

APARTMENT TO RENT

HOLLYWOOD BEACH Electric Included. Yearly,nice1 Bedroom apartment. $850 First. $850 Last. $100 Sec. Near Ramada. (954) 629-4486

ATTENTION

APARTMENT TO RENT

TINY FURN COTTAGE Kitchenette, $700 mo +UT. Lg furn cottage, $800 mo+UT. Trees & flowers, next to Gulfstream, stores, beach. (954) 458-1700

APARTMENT FOR SALE

AVENTURA BAL HARBOUR DANIA BEACH H’DALE. BEACH HOLLYWOOD N. MIAMI BEACH PEMBROKE PINES SURFSIDE SUNNY ISLES BCH. On Ocean/ Intracoastal Sareen Realty

IRENE LUIS (954) 456-1535

APARTMENT FOR SALE

EASTERN SHORES 1/1.5, super well maintained, great water view. 55+. Asking only $72,900. Winston Towers Realty (305) 935-1500 APARTMENT FOR SALE

APARTMENT FOR SALE

HOLLYWOOD BCH Trafalgar Towers A+ corner 2/2, dir. Ocn, move-in cond. Owner Relocating! Sunshine Realty “MJ” Mullarkey (954) 925-2539

HOLLYWOOD BEACH “Edgewater” Directly Oceanfront!! Ocean, Ocean and more Ocean! That is what you see from this very nice 1 Bed 1.5 Bath. Buy now. Sunshine Realty Rachael Osburn (954) 920-9679

HOLLYWOOD BEACH “The Summit” New Year!! Time to buy! This spacious and beautiful 1/1.5 is perfect. Totally furnished and ready. Sunshine Realty Rachael Osburn (954) 920-9679

APARTMENT FOR SALE

MALAGA TOWERS 2/2.5, 2400sf updated unit, new kitchen, granite countertops. All tile flooring, huge balcony, pool/Ocean views. Only 4 units per floor. Newly painted building. High Impact windows & doors throughout unit. Washer/Dryer in unit. Owner (954) 249-0982

APARTMENT FOR SALE

WINSTON TOWERS On-Site Resale Office TOWER 300 High floor, 3/3, over 2400 sf. new listing, amazing opportunity. 2/2, corner wrap, around 11th floor, $240’s. Motivated. Winston Towers Realty (305) 935-1500

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SUMMONS (Family Law) CASE NUMBER D 528182 NOTICE TO RESPONDENT (Name: ALFONS LARIOS MEDOZA. You are being sued. PETITIONER’s NAME: SANDRA LARIOS. You have 30 calendar days after this Summons and Petition are served on you to file a Response (form FL-120 or FL-123) at the court and have a copy served on the petitioner. A letter or phone call will not protect you. If you do not file your Response on time, the court may make orders affecting your marriage or domestic partnership, your property, and custody of your children. You may be ordered to pay support and attorney fees and costs. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the clerk for a fee waiver form. If you want legal advice, contact a lawyer immediately. You can get information about finding lawyers at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), or by contacting your local county bar association. NOTICE: The restraining orders on page 2 are effective against both spouses or domestic partners until the petition is dismissed, a judgment is entered, or the court makes further orders. These orders are enforceable anywhere in California by any law enforcement officer who has received or seen a copy of them. NOTE: If a judgment or support order is entered, the court may order you to pay all or part of the fees and costs that the court waived for yourself or for the other party. If this happens, the party ordered to pay fees shall be given notice and an opportunity to request a hearing to set aside the order to pay waived court fees. 1. The name and address of the court are (El nombre y direccion de la corte son): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

 CENTRAL DIVISION, COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 220 W. BROADWAY, SAN DIEGO, CA 92101  CENTRAL DIVISION, FAMILY COURT, 1555 6TH AVE., SAN DIEGO, CA 92101  CENTRAL DIVISION, MADGE BRADLEY, 1409 4TH AVE., SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

 EAST COUNTY DIVISION, 250 E. MAIN ST. EL ECAJON, CA 92020  NORTH COUNTY DIVISION, 325 S. MELROSE DR., VISTA, CA. 92061  SOUTH COUNTY DIVISION, 500 3RD AVE., CHULA VISTA, CA. 91910

2. The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner’s attorney, or the petitioner without an attorney are: Sandra Larios, 3667 41st St., San Diego, CA 92105 Date (Fecha): Mar 4, 2011 Clerk, by (Secretario, por) R. SANCHEZ , Deputy (Asistente)

invited to a complimentary seminar covering the new homeowner, condominium and cooperative laws. The seminar is presented by Kaye & Bender P.L. from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hallandale Cultural Community Center, 410 Southeast 3rd Street. RSVP: KayeBenderSeminar@piersongrant.com or call 954-776-1999, ext. 230.

Jan. 14 • Dania Lion's Club Pancake & Sausage Breakfast, 501 SW 4 th Avenue. Dania Beach. 7:00 A.M - 12:00 Noon. Donation $ 5.00 per adult - $3.00 per child "WE SERVE". "Join Lion's to Plant a Million Trees" Tree Planting Ceremony in Honor of our Fallen Lions @ 12:15 pm on the clubhouse grounds. Proceeds to Benefit Lion's Club Charities 954-927-

1157. Jan. 21 • Hallandale Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Cordially Invites You To Our Board of Directors Installation Dinner Carole Pumpian, CPumpian PR., President 2012. 6:00PM Cocktails. 7:00 PM Dinner. $85.00 Per Person. Crowne Plaza Hotel, 4000 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood. RSVP: 954.454.0541.


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CAROL ATLAS  (954)  Realtor Associate

I LIVE AT HILLCREST



478-0478

& LOVE IT ... YOU WILL TOO!



1/1.5 1,000 sq. ft., 2 floor, faces N. for golf course view & cool breezes, plus 55 bldg. Steal this at $43,500!! 3/3.5 Condo Huge 2000 sf, move-in condition. Completely  renovated, ground floor on golf course, new furniture. Low maint. - $410 month. Drastically Reduced To $135,900!! 2/2 Lanai, 1300 sq. ft. ground floor, 55+ building, $60,000 G PEND in upgrades. Crazy Reduced atIN $89,500!!  2/2.5 Venetian Park TH, 3 Islands, Hdale Bch, 2-story, 1800 sf. $222K. Hillcrest Bldg 25. all ages, 1/1.5 on golf course, furn, 1000 sq. ft., $59K nd

Martin J. Hoffman P.A., Bkr. Assoc.

SELLING OR BUYING I GET RESULTS!

SELLING OR BUYING,, I GET RESULTS!



CALL: CAROL ANN KAGNO, REALTOR 954-812-7502 CAMILLO REAL ESTATE At Alexander Tower

La Mer 2/2 SE Furn, gorgeous, Renovated................................$325,000 La Mer 2/2, w/poss 3rd Br, Renov Owner fin. with 30% down. $275,000 12 Pillars 2/2, smack on Intracoastal.......................................$115,000 Meadowbrook 2/2 Furnished, over 55.....................................$110,000 Rolen Lake 1/1 Furnished, clean, best price..............................$39,000

RENTALS La Mer 2/2 Convertible, High Floor.................................................$1500 La Mer 2/2 Convertible, Remodeled, Gorgeous..............................$1850 Beach Club 3/3, Direct Ocean, Seasonal.......................................$4800

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1/1, 3rd Fl, totally renov. 1825 Bldg.•••••$139,900 1/1,1017 Fl, Awesome Vus, Completely Upgraded G G N & Furn. S/S & Granite Kitchen. Must See Unit!! DIAN D N EN E P P P Buy Of The Year!••••••••Non Neg. $125K FIRM

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012! CANONGATE Happy 2 LA MER ESTATES OCEAN DIRECT VIEWS PARKER PLAZA From this completely ESTATES upgraded 1800 sq. ft. Ocean direct views AVANT GARDE unit. Great Oceanfront from this Completely COMPLEX secured bldg. ConvenUpgraded 1/1.5, full Spacious 2/2’s + Den ient to airport, Aventura corner wrap. Starting in service Oceanfront Mall, shopping & Building, $399,000. the $200,000’s. restaurants. $499,000. Smaller 2/2’s and One FAIRWAYS RIVIERA HOLLYWOOD SINGLE Bedroom Convertibles Spacious 2/2’s and FAMILY with 2 full baths. Great 1/1.5 Units available. Orangebrook Building offers water or Waterfront large 2/2 Complex across from Golf views. Opposite with plenty of room to Ocean, 15 minutes the 5 Star Diplomat add 3rd Bedroom. 1 Car from Fort Lauderdale Golf and Country Club. Garage. Needs new airport. 10 minutes to Great Location, roof & TLC, $165K. Aventura Mall. Convenient to Beaches, RENTALS Shopping, Airport, HEMISPHERES 2/2 Coastal VII - 1/1.5 Aventura & Gulfstream. Freshly painted, unfurn. CORNER Oceanfront Building. Close to Beaches, HALLANDALE Intracoastal View. shopping. Immediate FOURPLEX occupancy. $900 mo. Complex has 2 pools, East of US-1. Double Palm Village Club -1/1 Marina, Restaurants, Lot OK to Build freshly painted, in additional Units. Ideal Close to Gulfstream Dania. Near beaches, for Owner/Operator. Race Track & Casino, Short Sale. Needs Bank Close to Mardi Gras & shopping & Ft. LauderGulfstream. $315,000. dale airport. $850 mo. Approval, $215,000. Many Others Available, Happy NEW YEAR! Call For Info!

Large 3/2 Over 1900 Sq. Ft. Marble Floors, Huge Master, 2 Walk In Closets, Large Patio, Valet Service, 24-Hour Security. Linda Marx Realty

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954.456.6460 Hallandale’s BEST water views boutique buildings. 3/2’s - Renovated, amazing selection from $205K 2/2 - Corner Intracoastal, like on a boat $119K +assn. arrears 2/2 - Just Listed! Designer renov HI - SE corner can be yours! 1/1.5 HIGH FLOOR, Ocean Intracoastal, tiled $124K 2/2 - Golden Isles Towers, Immaculate, $178K BUYER Specialist ALL Buildings!!

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Still Looking For That Dream Home? With More Than Thirty Years Of Real Estate Experience We Can Help! Unfurn. Updated 2/2 With Ocean View. Priced To Sell At $289,900! Must see! Newly renov. 1 Br. 1/2 Ba. with beautiful unobstructed view of Intracoastal. Just Listed at $219,000. Alexander Condos on the Ocean offer many amens. Lg pool & patio. Gym, 2 BBQ grills, Jacuzzi, 24-hr. sec. Valet parking, Centrally located next door to Diplomat Hotel. Call For Appointment (954) 404-7394 • Direct (954) 663-1333

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Free Christmas Tree Curbside Pick-up

The City of Hallandale Beach will be doing a free Christmas tree curbside collection service for all residents of the city. The service will start Thursday January 05, 2012 and continue every Thursday until February 24, 2012. To have your tree picked up you need to remove all the ornaments and the base and set it on the curb. After February 24, 2012, trees can be dropped off on Saturdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Location for drop off is 630 NW 3rd Street. Proof of residency will be required. Please contact the Sanitation Division at 954-457-1616 with any questions.

Fire Hydrant Flushing

Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue will be flushing fire hydrants in the Northeast section of the City in January. This process is necessary to ensure, for your safety, there is adequate water pressure and flow in the event of a fire. Flushing the hydrants may temporarily cause an orange tint to your water. This in no way indicates any contamination of the water but may cause discoloration in your wash and is only a temporary condition. During this period, please open your faucets and check for discolored water. Should the water continue to run discoloration longer than five to ten minutes please contact the Water Department at (954) 457-1632.

HALLANDALE BEACH LANDMARK Historic Curci House tours will be conducted this Saturday and Sunday

There are many historical landmarks throughout South Florida that locals and visitors alike make it a point to see. One of those landmarks happens to be in Hallandale Beach, and this weekend the doors will open to the Curci House. With many visitors in town for all that this region of the state has to offer, the Curci House will open its doors for tours on Saturday, Jan. 7, and Sunday, Jan. 8 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Located at 324 S.W. 2nd Ave., the tours, provided by members of the City of Hallandale Beach Historical Preservation Board, takes visitors into this unique world that began in 1907 when Frank Anthony Curci, with his wife, Rosina and three small children, settled in Hallandale Beach at S.W. 5th Ave.and W. Dixie Highway. As a pioneer family, they struggled, yet grew prosperous by reinvesting their family profits into land purchases, which they used for additional tomato fields and fruit groves. As the family grew to a total of 11 children, so did Curci's vision as he expanded into the

A visit to the Curci House is like taking a trip back in time - to 1946 - with this fabled Hallandale family.

construction business. Mr. Curci spoke five languages and was also an accomplished violinist, displaying his talents with the John Phillip Sousa Orchestra during the 1896 grand opening of the Henry Flagler Royal Palm Hotel in Miami. In 1924, the family built their dream home, "Villa Providence," on their 11acre site. The Mediterranean style villa was constructed of concrete filled terracotta block walls, with Dade pine floors and imported Cuban tile details throughout. The most extraordinary feature was the array of imported Italian color glass that

was imbedded in the exterior stucco finish. The Italian glass sparkled in the sunlight and glowed in the moonlight. In 1926, when the Great Hurricane hit, dozens of nearby residents sought shelter with the family as their homes were damaged or destroyed. The

Curci home stood strong, sustaining only minor damage, Frank, Rosina and family lived in the home until the early 1950s. For more information, call the Department of Parks & Recreation at 954-4571452.

24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration to be held on Jan. 16th

On Monday, January 16th, the 24th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration will take place with a parade at 10 a.m. The parade route begins at BF James Park (NW 2nd Ave and 9th Street) to Hallandale Beach Boulevard to NW 8th Ave (ending at O.B. Johnson Park). This year, the Grand Marshal will be Hallandale Beach Police Chief Dwayne Flournoy, who has been a huge part of the community for decades. This year's theme will be “A Beloved Community: Everyone Makes a Difference!” Among the special guests at this year's event will be Marshall-Broward Sheriffʼs Office Chief Nicole Anderson. After the parade is completed, the day is just getting started. From 12:00 noon to 5:00pm, O.B. Johnson Park, 900 NW 8th Ave., will host the Battle of the Bands, guest speakers, musicians and singers, dancers, community information, vendors and childrenʼs activities. For more information call (954)740-4591 or email CCAOFHALLANDALEBEACH@YAHOO.COM Event Sponsored by the City of Hallandale Beach and the Community Civic Association.

TRAFFIC ALERT During the observance of Martin Luther King, Jr., Day on Monday, January 16, 2012, there will be a parade on West Hallandale Beach Blvd. The parade will travel westbound from NW 2nd Ave., to NW 8th Ave., to Johnson Park. While the parade in on Hallandale Beach Blvd., all westbound lanes of Hallandale Beach Blvd. will be closed to vehicular traffic. The lane closures should be between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. For your convenience, please seek alternatives routes to I-95. Federal Highway, South Dixie Highway and NE 1st Ave. are alternatives to travel north to Pembroke Road or south to Ives Dairy Road, where I-95 is also available.

Attention Hallandale Beach Residents and Business Property Tax Exemption Filing Dates Announced For January 2012

The Broward County Property Appraiser's Office hosts a series of community outreach events each month throughout Broward County. Deputy Appraisers will be available to assist with Homestead, Senior and other property tax exemption applications, as well as answer questions on property taxes. They are also accepting applications for Portability. The outreach program is designed to provide convenient and accessible service to the residents of Broward County. All outreach events listed below are open to the public. Documents required to file a Homestead Exemption include: • A current Florida driver's license or Florida identification card, and • A current voter registration card or declaration of domicile • Non-US citizens must also provide proof of permanent residency. JANUARY 2012 SCHEDULE Wednesday, January 18th, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM. Hallandale Beach Senior Center - Austin Hepburn Center, 750 NW 8 Avenue. Hallandale Beach. If you would like to have someone from the Property Appraiser’s office meet with taxpayers at an upcoming meeting of your condo/homeowners or civic association, please contact Community Outreach Coordinator Kelly Brown at 954.357.6035 or kbrown@bcpa.net . The full outreach calendar can be viewed at www.bcpa.net/events.asp.


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Celebrate National Soup Month with simple homemade soups

(ARA) - Many people turn to a comforting bowl of soup to take the bite out of chilly winter days. January is National Soup Month, and what better time to discover just how simple it can be to make sensational homemade soups? Whether serving soup as part of an entertaining menu or an easy weeknight meal, making soup from scratch does not have to require hours in the kitchen. Shortcuts, like starting with ingredients such as 100% natural Swanson chicken broth, which provides an ideal blend of stock, vegetables, herbs and seasonings, make it easy to create the perfect foundation for every soup recipe. Here are some quick tips to help you enjoy soup this month and throughout the year: * Cook up a family favorite during the weekend and save leftovers for school and work lunches or for suppers throughout the week. * Entertaining? Turn your party into a soup sampler. Ask each guest to bring their favorite soup and

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fork. Bake for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Remove the potatoes to a bowl and cover the bowl. Let the potatoes stand for 10 minutes. Remove the skin from the potatoes and mash the pulp. 2. Heat the butter in a 3quart saucepan. Add the onion and cook until it's tender. Stir in the broth and 5 cups potato pulp. 3. Place 1/3 of the broth mixture into a blender or food processor. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into a medium bowl. Repeat the blending process twice more with the remaining broth mixture. Return all of the puréed mixture to the saucepan. Stir in the cream and chives and cook for 5

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