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Dance on the ocean Hurricane Season at Kerry’s by the Sea Now Is The Time To Check Flood (And Hurricane) Insurance By Marylynne Newmark

Come to Kerry’s by the Sea this Saturday May 24th at 8pm to enjoy Motown Night Memory Lane Band. You can also come by Friday night from 7 to 10pm to hear Andre Michael sing the “Great American Song Book”, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Nat King Cole and many more. Kerry’s by the Sea is located at 1960 South Ocean Drive in the Hemispheres on A1A oceanside. For more information you can contact them at 954-251-2658.

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Police Memorial Dedication The Hollywood Police Department will dedicate a new police memorial to the six courageous officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty since the City’s founding in 1926. The ceremony will be held on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Hollywood Police Department at 3250 Hollywood Boulevard. The Hollywood Police Memorial features six Officer Podiums to individually honor each fallen officer. Installed in each officer’s podium is a photo along with a plaque with silver-colored raised lettering, a silver-colored badge and a silver-colored patch. There is also a Main Podium adorned with an aluminum plaque that matches each officer’s plaque. The six officers whose service and sacrifice are honored by the memorial include: Officer Owen Coleman (09-1925 to 01-25-1926) was one of the first men hired when the newly formed City was establishing the police department. Officer Coleman was killed in a shootout in Davie in January of 1926. Most news accounts of his death were destroyed in the hurricane of 1926. In the early 1990s, an historian of South Florida Police Officers killed in the line of duty discovered records of his death. Officer Henry T. Minard (9-6-1971 to 11-18-1972) was killed in the line of duty on November 18, 1972. Officer Minard was answering a silent holdup alarm at a jewelry store and interrupted a robbery in progress. He was fatally shot by the robber. Officer Byron W. Riley (10-111971 to 8-30-1973) and Phillip C. Yourman (10-11-1971 to 8-30-1973) began a pursuit of a strong-arm robbery suspect vehicle. As they

Construction was recently completed on the New Hollywood Police Memorial. Dedication to take place on Friday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. sped through a quiet residential neighborhood, the police vehicle struck a tree and they both were fatally injured. Officer Frankie Shivers (12-201981 to 9-6-1982) lost her life while responding as a back-up to a car accident. This bizarre incident began with a traffic stop by another officer, John Lunney. While writing the citation, another car slammed into Lunney’s police cruiser, hurling him onto the roof of the vehicle he had stopped. The vehicle causing the crash burst into and Officer Shivers attempted to rescue the woman in the burning vehicle. The female driver grabbed Officer Shivers, revolver and shot her several times. Officer Alex Del Rio (4-12-99 to 2-22-08) is the City of Hollywood’s most recent fallen officer. Officer Del Rio was conducting traffic enforcement on Sheridan Street on the evening of February 22, 2008. In an attempt to stop a speeding motorist, he was involved in a motor vehicle crash and lost his life. For more information, please call the Hollywood Police Department, 954.967.4371.


that can create rivers of water through municipalities and farmland. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has been monitoring tide gauges placed along Key West’s western coastline for several years. These gauges

indicate that tides have risen nine inches in the past 100 years, NOAA projects that this number would reflect similar readings all around the 8,426 miles of Florida’s tidal shoreline. This is particularly significant,

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The Cultural & Community Services Department of Sunny Isles Beach has created many diverse programs that reflect the residents who live within the city. By Marylynne Newmark

No wonder Sunny Isles Beach has been designated one of the top Ten Destinations in the United States by Tripadvisors Travelcast. It has a strip of the most prestigious resorts, condos and condo-hotels along its 2mile beachfront, with restaurants priced from family-affordable in the shopping centers across the street to 5-star rated restaurants in the resorts. Majestic hotel buildings, sporting names like Trump International and Doubletree

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With less than only two weeks away from hurricane season, FEMA urges all Americans living in coastal zones to prepare in many ways other than home supplies, generators and batteries. This the time to check on your hurricane and flood insurance. We are no strangers to flooding in South Florida from just heavy rainfalls. We had some of that just last week with serious water buildup in our streets from Hollywood to Hialeah. Hurricanes are far worse. They bring other impacts such as storm surges, canal and creek over-rurns, blocked drainage runoffs. and other lifethreatening disasters



dominate the shoreline along with old favorites like Marco Polo, Newport, Thunderbird and Monaco. Architecturally unique condominium buildings such as Ocean I, II, III and IV, Solé and Aqualina are interspersed with the hotels along the sandy beaches that once housed the Sunny Isles strip of motels that featured U.S. entertainment sensations like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Dodie Fields in the 60s and 70s.

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ARE YOU SUFFERING? The shocking truth about how to stop being a victim to wearing those agonizing dentures once and for all!!!! What Are Mini Dental Implants? The (Mini Dental Implant (MDI) System consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture, The head of the implant is shaped like a ball and the retaining fixture acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring. The O-ring snaps over the ball when the denture is seated and holds the denture at a predetermined level of force. When seated, the denture gently rests on the gum tissue. The implant fixtures allow for micromobility while withstanding natural lifting forces. Is the Mini Dental Implant FDA approved? Yes, the product is safe for public use and in fact had beneficial attributes, the FDA granted its formal consent to market the Mini Dental Implant device not only as a transitional or temporary dental product, but significantly, as a longterm item. IMTEC was the first company to receive long-term approval of its MDI implants from the FDA, and for several years, was the only company to have that distinction. When can Mini Dental Implants be used? When critically needed for support purposes, and where solid bony adaptation (integration) has clearly occurred, mini implants can function as longterm supporting structures rather than as short-term or medium term devices. In fact, some have been successfully functioning in patients’ jaws for several decades. In the past several years, some clinicians have been utilizing MDI for single tooth replacements and in crown and bridge cases.. What’s the primary and most effective use for

Mini Dental Implants? The most effective use of this unique dental product is stabilization of a lower denture. There are approximately 50 million people in the United States who are “edentulous” (literally meaning lacking teeth) who struggle daily with their dentures. A majority suffer a great deal of discomfort as a result of loose or ill-fitting dentures. Many denture wearers simply withdraw from any type of social engagement as a result of being compelled to wear them. Moreover, it’s not uncommon for family members to complain about a denture wearer’s disagreeable breath as a result of food being trapped and decaying under their dentures. Successful placement of the Mini Dental Implant addresses and solves all of these social and practical problems. Denture patients all over the world have experienced relief from loose or ill-fitting dentures. Uniquely, the MDI can be utilized to stabilize a denture in a couple of hours, with the patient leaving the clinic with a stabilized denture. How specifically can Mini Dental Implants help denture wearers? The standard insertion protocol for mini dental implants calls for four of them to be gently screwed into the front of a patient’s lower jaw. This is a relatively painless procedure that can be per-

formed under a mild anesthesia. The mini dental implants, which are approximately the size of wooden toothpicks, are placed about five millimeters apart in the patient’s mandible. The patient’s denture is then carefully adjusted by the dentist to allow it to snap onto the four mini implants. The stabilized denture allows a patient to speak and eat with confidence. The Mini Dental Implants are placed in about an hour’s time. Because of the unique, minimally invasive procedure, the minute size of the implants, and the characteristic placement area, the typical Mini Dental Implant patient can enjoy a light meal an hour or so after having the mini implants placed. I’m somewhat aware of the tremendous forces the human jaw usually endures during normal chewing of food. How can these tiny Mini Dental Implants withstand that? Our jaws are marvelously designed to adequately withstand those forces. It’s also true that mankind has been struggling for centuries to come up with some type of metal or metallic element that can efficiently withstand those forces. Approximately twenty-five years ago some doctors around the world began experimenting with titanium as a potential dental medium. Titanium is

an extremely strong metal used in the construction of aircraft and aircraft engines. The metal, in its commercial form, is incredibly strong and durable. If a denture patient has sufficient bone

mass to create a rock hard placement of the tiny implant, which an experienced dentist can usually determine by an initial examination, the mini dental implants will gen-

erally withstand normal chewing forces just like natural teeth. Fractures are extremely rare, but as the case with a person’s normal teeth, can certainly occur.

For more information and to find out whether the Mini Dental Implants are a better choice in your particular case; you can have a free no obligation pre-exam consultation with Dr. Chander L. Gupta DDS, MAGD who has 20 years of experience in Dental Implants by calling Brighten Dental Care @ 954-922-4633. The office is located at 129 East Dania Beach Blvd.., Dania Beach, FL 33004 (near US1 & stirling Road). You can always contact by mail for any question about dentistry.

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Hallandale Beach has a new commissioner By Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper Hallandale Beach has a new commissioner, Commissioner Leo Grachow. On Wednesday, the city commission went through a 4 hour selection process. In our charter, it does not spell out what the process needs to be, only that the vacant seat is filled by a majority vote of the commission. In

proceed, it was even difficult to agree on a date. Last week we were to have a meeting on Thursday, but it was canceled due to lack of a quorum. The meeting was rescheduled to this past Tuesday. On Monday, we held a Commission Workshop after the CRA meeting and it gave us an opportunity to redefine how the meeting would be

do questions with each in the second round. Commissioner Sanders proposed a great idea that was agreed to. Rather than each commissioner asking their own question, a set list was to be provided with the commissioners giving a point ranking of 1-5 on each question. At this point we had 9 finialists. The top three ranked candidates were Leo Grachow, Sherri Natelson and Etty Sims. Going into round three, each commissioner had 4 minutes to ask their own question of each finalist. At that point it was in the hands of the commission. The commission did not want to do a direct nomination they wanted to do a written vote. It needs to be noted that all these lists are public records. The commission cannot vote by a secret ballot. The first vote was two for Leo, one for Sherri and one for Etty. A motion was made for Leo and seconded. His nomination was passed 4-0. While some will criticize the process at least we all in the end worked together to make a decision. We were all very impressed by the diverse committed group of candidates. I want to once again thank them for their commitment to work for our

While some will criticize the process at least we all in the end worked together to make a decision. We were all very impressed by the diverse committed group of candidates. the event the commission cannot reach a decision after 30 days, the name is drawn by lot. As a Sun Sentinel reporter commented the process went well considering what was taking place in one of our neighboring communities. I am thankful that we reached a decision and we can move forward in a positive light. For the past few meetings, I have been trying to get an agreement on how to

conducted rather than waiting until Tuesday night. There were over 20 applicants with two withdrawing. Since there were so many, I suggested that we allow for presentation of 3 minutes. The commission decided to keep it 4 minutes. After the candidate presentation, the commissioners each were to provide their top three choices for the next round. Originally I suggested we

city. We all requested that if they already serve on a board to remain involved and those that have not been involved at all to participate by signing up for a board and getting involved with city events. Commissioner Leo Grachow is already well versed in city business so he will hit the ground running, he already was sworn in yesterday Wednesday May 21st and is a commissioner. He has also not ruled out running for commissioner in November. On Monday, the CRA Board of Directors held the monthly meeting. We adopted our annual budget and recaptured money that was allocated for various projects that were delayed or rolled into new initiatives. Some projects that were rolled into larger projects were crosswalks, pedestrian and drainage improvements that were being planned block by block. The CRA adopted a large scale plan for “Complete Streets”. Rather than simply doing a few in each area, we are doing each area of the CRA in phases. After the designing we will be looking to bond the CRA dollars to expedite these improvements. Another program that we are adding to is land acquisitions. There are various parcels that the city is looking at to address slum and blighted conditions. This money was budgeted but no

purchases will be approved until they are brought forward to the commission. The CRA is moving forward with OB Johnson Park and focusing on the Foster Gateway completion. Operationally we are on target except accept for additional attorney costs for last quarter and additional legal needs for anticipated negotiations on Foster Gateway. With a portion of the recaptured dollars we are budgeting for the Old School House and the Moffit House restoration projects. The CRA continues to look at all of our programs and projects to keep them in line with the boards shared goals for the area. We have streamlined many of our programs, made our application process clearer and have partnered with the city to evaluate all grant applications for nonprofit entities that provide an array of services to our residents. A new board was established that is comprised of one appointment that has direct experience with a nationally recognized nonprofit, one business owner, two residents from the CRA area at large and one resident that does not live in the CRA. As always feel free to reach out to me with your questions, concerns and ideas to make our city a better place, my office number at: (954) 457-1318, my cell/text at: (954) 6325700. Or visit my web-site at:

Rainbow 6 Mandatory Payout Set For Memorial Day, May 26 HALLANDALE BEACH, FL - Gulfstream Park announced today there will be a mandatory payout of the Rainbow 6 on Monday, May 26. The 20-cent wager, which had a carryover entering Saturday of $5.9 million, has not been hit since Jan. 10 and could hit a record $6 million by this weekend. If there is no single winning ticket on the Rainbow 6 through Sunday, May 25, the total pool on Memorial Day could be anywhere from $10 to $20 million. Including today, there are eight more days of live racing until Memorial Day. The mandatory payout was originally scheduled on June 29, Gulfstream’s last day of racing before the end of the state fiscal year, but Gulfstream President Tim Ritvo said guests and customers

have been unanimous asking the mandatory payout date be moved up. “Since the end of our Championship Meet our guests, fans and customers have been asking for us to move the mandatory payout, and many specifically said Memorial Day would be the perfect weekend,” Ritvo said. “In our effort to always listen to our customers, we petitioned the state to change the date of the Rainbow 6 and we were granted permission. “We believe having the mandatory payout on Memorial Day will be a memorable one for one or several of our players. All the major tracks will be

in action on Memorial Day, there will be some big races, and it will provide us the best reach to all our loyal customers. We’ll have some specials planned that day on-track as well. “The bettors are the economic engine of our sport. We’ve always welcomed the opportunity to discuss any suggestions they may have and I want to thank them, all of them, for making this suggestion.” • Twitter@sfsuntimes • • Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Aventura’s Summer Fitness Special 2014 The City of Aventura announces the Community Recreation Center’s Summer Membership Special through September 30, 2014. Purchase a 3 month membership and 3 personal training sessions, and receive a complimentary 3 month membership and 1 complimentary personal training session. This offer is open to new and present Community Recreation Center members. Community Recreation Center members enjoy a variety of benefits including an indoor basketball and volleyball court; a technical and fitness center

Hurricane since more than 75% of Florida’s population lives in a coastal county. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, builder of the Intracoastal Waterway, is also concerned. Their studies project that the tideline will increase at least another 3-7 inches by the year 2030. Food Zones Being Re-evaluated According to FEMA, floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States, and it can occur from any major body of water or heavy rainfall. Coastal areas usually take the brunt of hurricanes and tropical storms, but as they move inland, the high winds and storm surges are often accompanied by torrential rains that increase the likelihood of flooding. An example of that was the impact of Hurricane Sandy last year with flooding reported as far west as West Virginia. After much study

with a waterfront view; free classes such as yoga, body sculpting, bridge, and mahjong, as well as a host of other classes and activities for all ages. Registration can be completed online at registration or at any of the following facilities: • Community Recreation Center, 3375 NE 188 Street • Founders Park, 3105 NE 190 Street • Waterways Park, 3301 NE 213 Street For more information, visit or contact the Community Recreation Center department at 305-466-3883.

From Page 1A more than thirty years ago, FEMA created coastal flood maps for the entire nation. Locally, all property east of Federal Highway (Biscayne Blvd in Metro-Dade County) was noted as a high risk Coastal Flood Zone. Since then, there have been geological changes resulting from land development, erosion, increased storm intensity and other impacts to our shorelines. New studies have been made to determine if that Flood Zone should be reconsidered farther west based on these reports,. The studies also identify new flood plains and areas of highest risk. These new maps are called FIRMS (Flood Insurance Risk Maps) and can be researched on the FEMA website. All homes or business owners with mortgages are required to carry flood insurance, as of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973. In 1994, the National

Flood Insurance Act helped reduce Federal expenses in flood assistance. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) enabled property owners to buy insurance protection against losses from flooding. Rates were based on FEMA studies. Rate increases to come With all the flood, fire, hurricane and tornado disasters that FEMA has contended with over the past few years, the agency has also become financially stressed. Disaster assistance cannot be put aside, but may become more limited in the future. That intensifies the need for private insurance. Insurance rates will be affected by FEMA studies. Section 100236 of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurnace Reform Act, passed into law on July 6, 2012, explicitly instructed FEMA’s administrator to submit an affordability study to Congress for (rate increases to) property owners “not later than

Kids Night Out Aventura The City of Aventura’s Community Services Department will host a night out just for kids ages 5-13 on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 6:30 PM-11:30 PM at the Community Recreation Center located at 3375 NE 188 Street. Children may be picked up at any time. “Get in the Glow” with a fun-filled evening including a DJ; dancing; glow-in-the-dark art, games, bowling, Jenga, Twister, and edible art snacks. This is a VIK (Very Important Kids) only event, so par-

ents are not allowed. Registration fee for Aventura residents is $35 and non-residents is $42. Registration can be completed online at or at any of the following facilities: • Community Recreation Center 3375 NE 188 Street • Founders Park 3105 NE 190 Street • Waterways Park 3301 NE 213 Street For more information, visit or contact the Community Recreation Center at 305-466-3883.

U.S. Congressman Alcee Hastings (2nd from left), met with FL State Rep. Joseph “Joe” Gibbons (l), Stephen L Riemer, President of Riemer Insurance Group and Hallandale Beach Commissioner Anthony Sanders (l to r after Hastings) at Nick’s Restaurant in Hallandale Beach last week to discuss local concerns on governmental matters. Flood insurance was one of the topics discussed with Riemer. 270 days of enactment of this Act.” FEMA has yet to deliver an economic analysis of new rate changes for Congressional review. Several governors are very concerned about this. The Honorable Phil Bryant, governor of Mississippj in conjunction with the governors of Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina and Massachusetts, filed a lawsuit challenging FEMA’s decision to unilaterally raise flood insurance premiums before completing an affordability study, as mandated by the Biggert-Waters Act. Many in Congress have also spoken up, especially U.S Rep Alcee Hastings. “My concerns are for the hundreds of thousands of Floridians, and millions more nationwide,” said Hastings at a gathering

of city and state officials and local businessmen in Hallandale Beach last week. Rep. Hastings officially pledged his support to the governors’ lawsuit, admonishing FEMA’s failure to conduct the affordability study in time. Hastings feels there is no question that reforms are necessary to enhance the solvency of the NFIP, but it should not come at the expense of affordability for the people. “If unchecked,” says Rep Hastings, “ property owners could experence untenable rate hikes that threaten to wash away property values and push people out of their homes.” Homeowners Insurance Usually Does Not Cover Floods Meanwhile, hurricane season is on its way. and being proactive can prevent major prob-

lems. Most homeowners feel they are covered for flooding by their homeowners insurance., and many others have faced disaster when they realized they were not. Unless stipulated, most policies do not cover natural disasters such as wind and flood damage. FEMA recommends that now is the time for all property owners and renters to review their insurance coverage with an insurance agent, to ensure that their homes, businesses and possessions are adequately protected from all types of disasters. “Although only mortgaged properties are required to have flood insurance,’ says Stephen Riemer of Riemer Insurance in Hallandale Beach, “everyone is susceptible to flooding.” Riemer recommends that property owners and renters assess their personal risks and protect themselves from serious losses. Insurance professionals agree that flood insurance policies should be viewed as protection against a continuing threat, not only if flooding appears imminent. In fact, most flood insurance policies typically have a 30-day waiting period from the date of purchase before going into effect, except in the case of a closing or refinancing. And, as we all know, floods can happen at any time of year. Wisely, Florida property owners currently hold 40 percent of the nation’s flood policies. Flood insurance is available nationwide through approximately 85 insurance companies in more than 22,000 communities, according to FEMA. Homeowners, renters, condo owners and commercial owners and renters can all purchase flood insurance. Costs vary on the level of coverage, the type of coverage and the property’s flood risk. Informaion about flood insurance is available by visiting or calling 1-800-427-2419. • Twitter@sfsuntimes • • Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Back in the late 1990s, Michael Dezer, a successful New York developer, visited the beachfront and had a vision. He began purchasing the old motels that had seen their best days and slowly began leveling them. His first planned property, Ocean Grande was changed to Trump Grande as he initiated partnership in development of the beach with The Donald. A total of six Trump properties currently line the beach, including Trump Palace, Trump Royale and Trump Towers, all developed in conjunction with Dezer Development. Today, the high construction cranes are highly visible and concrete trucks are a regular sight. Currently under construction is The Jade, being developed by Fortune International, St. Tropez by J. Milton, Chateau Beach by Chateau Development, and an addition to Acqualina with a special penthouse unit that will be priced at $50 million. Also under construction is Dezer Porsche, another super luxury condo being built as a partnership of Dezer Development LLC and Porsche, a concept inspired by Gil Dezer, the second generation. This fascinating building features a robotic parking system with a unique auto elevator that will allow owners to park their cars right up to their residential unit door. Major changes have also happened on the west side of Collins Avenue, across from the beach. Much like Dezer, RK Developers bought up most of the shopping centers, remodeled them, and brought in new tenants to service the influx of new buyers and the three-quarter million visitors that flock to the city each year. Residential buildings fill the western area of the island along the Intracoastal, bringing in an increase in permanent residents, now numbering 22,000. This massive development activity has had a major impact on Sunny Isles Beach. “When the City of Sunny Isles Beach incorporated in 1997, changes began to happen,” says Norman Edelcup, Mayor. “This new development changed us from a growing retirement area to a highly desirable international resort destination, and has attracted a multi-age, multi-cultural residential population. Aside from creating a magnificent beachside resort city, our tax base from all this development is $7 billion annually and growing, which allows our millage rate to remain very affordable.” Historically speaking, Sunny Isles has always been a fun city. Honey Scriff began vacationing in Sunny Isles as a child and her family so enjoyed the ambiance that they eventually moved there. She remembers the glamour and glitz of Sunny Isles when it was considered the playground of the world. “Motel Row was such a hot spot back in the 60s and 70s with places like the Sahara, Aztec, Desert Inn, Colonial and Castaways. It was like Vegas on the beach, and we could bounce from one motel to the other to enjoy top talent every night.” Entertainment is still key to Sunny Isles Beach lifestyle. The intent of the Mayor and city management was to maintain the ambiance of Sunny Isles Beach being a city of fun for its residents. “Susan Simpson, head of the Cultural and Community Services Department, has developed a fantastically creatve program for our Sunny Isles residents,” says City Manager Christopher Russo.” He added that the programs were designed to increase social interaction and community pride. “When I first began, our programs were geared to seniors,” says Ms Simpson. “With the opening of the elementary school and new residential development, the demographics shifted to families. This gave me the opportunity to expand into very creative offerings, adding diversified elements of fun.” The Sunny Isles Beach activity schedule is jampacked with athletic programs for kids, teens and adults that include organized basketball, beach volleyball, soccer and a walking club. Starting with kids, there are after-school programs at Pelican Community Park during the school year. Students at Norman S. Edelcup Elementary school can remain on the premises after school for an organized Afternoon Fun Zone, and their younger siblings who have an earlier dis-

Sunny Isles Beach decades ago was lined with motels that many families from all over the world traveled to enjoy.

Today the motels that line Sunny Isles Beach have been replaced by modern towers, but this community which became a city in 1997 is full of culture and is a growing vibrant city.

missal can enjoy an After School Story Telling Hour from 2-3 PM. Older students at the elementary school gain other interesting insights during the year, such as a special Law Day during which attorneys visit the school for an informative Q&A session. The city also sponsors Winter Break Camp, Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp for 3-15 year-olds that will run this summer from June 9 until August 15. There is a menu load of activities for adults, as well. Sunny isles Beach runs bus trips for cultural events throughout South Florida. For example, during this month of May, there was a trip to see the Blue Man Group on the 18th, and upcoming trips to attend performances of Evita and Ballet Hispanica, a Miami Marlins game, and visits to the Festival Flea Market and the Miami New Construction Show. The city features a Golden Era Film Series, and sponsors a Poet and Writers Forum on the third Saturday of the month. Alliance for Aging conducts regular workshops in the community center in which they address diet, diabetes management and healthy lifestyle. Other workshops or seminars that the city presents during the year cover driver safety, tax assistance, computer training, English as a second language, art, karate for teens and adults, and yoga. Through city sponsorship, the Hearing and Speech Center of Florida provides FTRI telephones for the hearing impaired.

Cultural beauty includes love and appreciation for the environment. Unlike earlier development in beachside communities that permitted tall buildings adjacent to each other, zoning laws on Sunny isles Beach ensure view corridors between buildings and beach access for everyone. Beach events definitely have a priority with this community and the community parks are well attended. Outdoor art is very apparent in all public places, and the high rise architecture is some of the more exciting monuments to creative design. “We have a great city,” says Mayor Edelcup, “Beaches, shopping, great activities for all ages, as well as being a global attraction for visitors, many of whom choose to make their second home here, adding to the fabulous fun-loving international flavor that we have always had.” Events held during the year in Sunny Isles Beach • Beethoven on the Beach • Classic Car Show • Easter Egg Scramble • Family Movie Nights • Sunny Isles World Class Olympics • Spring Fling • Sunny Isles Jazz Festival • Bocce League • Holiday Ball • Winter Fest • Veterans Day Celebration

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The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announces new members for April and May Recently at the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce new members where honored. Accepting honors were Stuart Lutterman of Brother Processing Solutions, a family-run business with fifteen (15) plus years of experience in the Merchant Account/Credit Card Processing industry. Josh Levy of Hollywood KIA whose goal is to make your car buying experience the best possible. Christopher Regis of LLC, a Christian faith-based company specializing in the real estate needs of the first time home buyer, and providing a realm of real estate brokerage services to include residential & commercial services as well as apartment locating services. Evelyn Taveras of Bee Creative Academy, an early education institution with a strong commitment to accessibility and diversity that partners with parents to promote a solid educational foundation for the future citizens and leaders our community. Steven Chackman of Bernstein, Chackman, Liss & Rose P.A. a law firm whose primary objective is to provide efficient and effective legal

services to its clients, striving to secure the best possible legal outcome on each matter through successful representation in the courtroom or through fair settlement. Paul Bartley of Boston Johnny’s, a lively sports bar with an outdoor Tiki hut, a great place for fun, food, and drinks. Evan Alichos of Buddah Burger, some f the best burgers for the meat lover or vegan to eat in or take out. Joel Pashkin of Buy Your Local App Now, with its beautifully custom designed mobile/smart phone app to keep your present customers connected to you. Manuel, Chef Manolo Guerra of Cafe Volare, authentic Italian cuisine whose artsy decor with warmth and ambiance, music, wine cellar and exceptional service presented always with a smile, serving lunch and dinner. Leila Murray of Cobra Joe Productions, producer of car shows, events, concerts, promotions Check out their Dream Car Classic, held of the first Sunday of the month (Sept. to May). Lisa Medeiros of East Commerce Solutions, Inc., a nationally ranked Merchant Services Provider, aligned with the largest processing net-

works in the industry. Also offering software, e-commerce, gift cards, mobile processing, POS systems, & payroll. Flor Escudero, CPA, PA, a CPA with over 7 years of experience in the public accounting industry. Steven Block of Gold Coast Traders, LLC, an export company whose focus is on exceptional bakery and grocery products. Liliana Morales of Habano Bar Cafe, offering a wide selection of Cigar and Tobacco products combined with a large variety of organic coffees and fine wines along with a very special ambiance. Joseph Dolcine of IT Trips Inc., an innovate online travel service, catering to individuals. Harris Gilbert of the Law Offices of Gilbert & Smallman PLLC ready to serve with an aggresive and effective criminal defense if you face serious criminal charges. Monika Stoecker of Local Marketing Guerrilla, LLC, whose guerrilla tactics help local businesses connect. Audra Migola of Lola’s on Harrison, with its subtle Deco styling, amethyst walls and friendly, courteous staff, and no effort is spared in making one feel comfortable and cre-

If you would like to submit an announcement for our Community Calendar in the paper or on-line, where you are guaranteed placement weekly, please send it to: Larry Blustein, Community Calendar Editor, 305 Northwest 10th Terrace, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009; Fax: (954) 458-0765. Or via e-mail to: For a complete listing of all Community Calendar items, please check out our website at: Also follow us on Twitter @sfsuntimes. • Attention: Mental Health Therapists - Do you need a tool to treat PTSD and other difficult cases? This is your opportunity to train in the revolutionary, evidence based approach, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which will teach you how to eliminate PTSD symptoms for your clients in an average of three sessions. This model is studied by The University Of South Florida (USF). You can find more information at: or call Toll-free at: (877) 675-7153 for more information on expanding your tools for difficult cases. • Do you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? There is a cure for PTSD. The University of South Florida completed a study funded by the Department of Defense. The results speak for themselves. In most cases, with an average of 3 sessions of Accelerated Resolution Therapy, the symptoms of PTSD were gone. All calls are confidential. Toll free (877) 675-7153 for more information or Google • American Legion Unit 92 - 211 North 21st Avenue, Hollywood. The Ladies Auxiliary has bingo every Thursday night beginning at 6 p.m. Season Special: “When you buy your 1st 2 cards, you receive your 3rd card free.” We have the “LUCKY BALL” and the “JACKPOT.” Food is also available. For more information, call: (954) 923-2760.

ating a bastion of contemporary, American, upscale comfort food. Les Blumberg of LWB Diamonds, a wholesale jewelry business dealing in gold and diamonds for the past 30 years. Anis Blemur of Supertree Realty, whose mission is to help their clients achieve financial prosperity through REAL sound and educated investments, specializing in buying and selling houses at a price and in a time frame that puts a smile on their clients face every time! Liz Mizrachi of The Flooring Factory Outlet, 100,000 sq. ft. of top rated flooring from U.S. & Europe. Nadine Whiteman of Travel Bliss4ly, specializing in group cruises and allinclusive vacations. Tropical Attraction brings a taste of the Tropics to S. Fla! Lively steel drums, to exciting fire eaters and stilt dancers, to a rockin’ DJ ... customized for unforgettable memories for parties of 2 to 2,000+. Marcus Cohen of Tropical Publications Inc. who provides targeted ‘’where to eat’’, ‘’what to do’’, & ‘’where to shop’’ to S. Fla. visitors, outnumbering residents by over 5 to 1. Jpnathan Reiter of the Vanucci Bros.

• Washington Park - Community Yard Sale. Come sell or shop. Hosted by CEC. Two dates. Sat. June 14th & Sat. August 9th. Washington Park Community Center 5199 Pembroke Road, Hollywood, Florida 33021, 6 a.m. - 2 p.m. 10x10 space, $15. Bring your own tables, tents & chairs. Collectibles, jewelry, glassware, clothes, home decor, vintage items, Avon, tools, purses, antiques, shoes, sunglasses, make-up household items, toys, furniture, kitchenware & more. *NO knockoff items will be sold. Reserve your space today, call CEC: 954-987-0625. • DANCE CLASSES BALLROOM/LATIN. Group & Private. Learn to dance for social occasions Salsa, Tango, Foxtrot, and all other dances, $7.00. Mon. & Thurs., 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Line Dancing, $6.00, Mon., 12:15 to 1:15. Memorial at Hollywood Culture Comm. Ctr., 1301 So. Ocean Dr., Hollywood Bch. For additional info. and places to go dancing call 954-921-8319. • Gulfstream American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 310, 225 SE 1st Ave. Hallandale Beach; has expanded their Sunday breakfast from once a month to the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month. 9:30am -12:00, Price $7.00 ea. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with a large variety of choices. Omelettes, eggs your way, sausage, bacon, home fries, pancakes, toast, biscuits & gravy. Also your choice of a Bloody Mary or Screwdriver. Open to the public. For more info Call 954.454.6444. • The Hollywood Democratic Club Meeting will be held Tuesday May 27, 2014 7:00 P.M. at The Hollywood Beach Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr, Hollywood, FL. The Hollywood Democratic Club invites interested people to attend and join the club. For further information contact Alan Stieb: 954-922-8572 E-mail:

• Coin & Collectible Show - Free parking, admission & appraisals, 1st Sunday of the Month - Silver Dollar Day, also 1st Sunday of each month. Buy Coins, Gold & Silver. Sell us your Gold & Silver, US World Coins & Currency, antique jewelry, baseball cards, stamps & other collectibles. 70 + dealers. Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 6/1, 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/ 5, 11/2 & 12/7. Show, info: Bill Sanders: 305-3895847. Mardi Gras Casino: 831 N Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, • 1.877.55.SLOTS.

• Gulfstream American Legion Post 310, 225 SE 1st Ave. Hallandale Beach. We are now offering dinner Tuesday, Wed, Thursday, & Friday nights. Every Thursday is Pizza night. Every Friday Fish Fry, your choice of shrimp, fish, & scallops (if available), combos also available. Bring your friends & come by for some great food & company. See you there. All Welcome. For more info call 954.454.6444 or email

• Got items? Got inventory? Got stuff? Sell it at Treasures of Hollywood Community Yard Sale. Sat., June 7, 8 am - 2 pm. VFW Post 2500, Hollywood, 33021. Call: 954-549-8602 to reserve your $10 space today.

• American Legion, Post 304, 41 NE 1st Court, Dania Beach. Friday Night Dinner, every Friday from 5-8 p.m. Live entertainment 7-11 p.m. and Karaoke every Thursday and Saturday. Open to the public! For more info: (954) 921-7532. • Twitter@sfsuntimes • • Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Andrew Lloyd Webber And Tim Rice’s Musical “Evita” Don’t Cry For Me Argentina At Arsht Center: By Eleanor Hannan Evita is the story of Eva, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina and worshiped by her people. As a young girl, Eva quickly learns that the way to achieve the power she desires is by sleeping with powerful men in order to make it to Buenos Aires. Evita slept with the tango singer, Augustin Magaldi. When she was through with him, she seduced the rising political figure Juan Peron. She used her beauty and charisma to rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. When Peron eventually became the President of Argentina, Eva became a heroine to the poor and working class. Adored by her people, she became one

of the most powerful women the world, but her greed was bigger than her ambitions. Evita is a true story and features some of the most passionate and unforgettable music as “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” “High Flying Adored,” the well known “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and more. Evita takes center stage in the Ziff Ballet Opera Theatre from May 27th to June 1st, 2014. Tickets and showtimes vary. For further information call, the box office at: (305) 949-6722. Or:1 (877) 949-672. Not suitable for children under 10 years of age. Israeli Dance Festival Celebrates Their 18th Year In The Broward Center’s Au-Rene Theatre: Festival Yachad 2014 will feature 500

dancers on stage with local groups and invited companies around the globe from Mexico, Brazil, Canada, Panama and Florida, performing to Israeli folk dance music with colorful costumes, amazing scenery and spectacular lighting effects. This year the Festival Yachad reaches 18 years and the Gala performance theme is “CHAI” which in Hebrew means “Life” and is represented by the number 18. Each dance is choreographed to portray a different moment and milestone in Jewish lives. The dance program promotes skills

development, friendship, mutual respect, and Jewish Culture. It is dedicated to celebrating the spirit of Israeli Culture and Judaism throughout the world. The combination of Israeli Dance, Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop and Latin Dance, offers a total experience in the

different dance styles. Now coming to the Au-Rene Theatre at the Broward Center on May 25th, 2014 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $50 at the box office located at 201 Southwest 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For all additional information, call: (954) 462-0222.

Microsoft Opens Florida’s Fifth Full Line Retail Store at Aventura Mall - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Help Kick Off Opening Weekend

THE LAG B’OMER UNITY PARADE attracted 8,400 men, women and children to Miami Marlins Stadium on Sunday from Chabad communities of Boca Raton to S. Dade and west to Naples to celebrate the life of Shimon Ben Yochai, creator of the Zohar, mystical pathways of Kabbalah. Celebrations and similar parades took place all over the world on this day. PHOTO BY DVORAH SHERMAN

WHEN: 10:30 a.m. EDT, Thursday, May 29 WHERE: 19575 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura, FL 33180 WHAT: Microsoft retail store doors will open at Aventura Mall on Thursday, May 29 at 11 a.m., after a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Hernán Rincón, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Latin America. Rincón will present more than $1 million in software grants to local community organizations United Way of Miami-Dade, The Arc of South Florida, Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center and Girl Scout Council of Tropical Florida. This marks Microsoft’s fifth full line retail store in Florida, and 93rd across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. As part of the grand opening activities, Microsoft is sponsoring a special performance by Grammy

award-winning Macklemore & Ryan Lewis near Microsoft at the Surface Parking Lot at Aventura Mall on Saturday, May 31. Customers should arrive early to the grand opening ceremonies on Thursday for a chance to win giveaways and receive free tickets to the special performance by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis that Saturday. Microsoft continues to expand its existing retail footprint in the U.S. to deliver a premium retail experience that is entertaining and educational and gives customers choice, value and service with their technology purchases. If you are interested in attending the grand opening, please plan to arrive around 10–10:15 a.m. as the ribbon cutting ceremony will begin around 10:30 a.m.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 • • Twitter@sfsuntimes •

Our Boy Blu Fundraiser Larry Blustein & his fight with kidney disease event is a great success

Mayor Joy Cooper and Dr. Harry Cooper set the idea in motion to help raise money to cover a few of the expenses Larry will have for the rest of his life.

Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, and host Costas Kambouropoulos, owner of Upper Deck Ale & Sports Grill located at 906 E. Hallandale Beach, Blvd. Hallandale Beach, Fl 33009.

Family owned and operated Upperdeck Ale and Sports Grille hosted the fundraiser. Owner Costas Kambouropoulos opened the restaurant in 2004 with his sons, Harry and Felix. • Twitter@sfsuntimes • • Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Do you have yellow teeth? You may not understand why, but here is the solution

While many celebrities may sport pearly white teeth, the smiles of most people are a bit duller. But this shouldn’t be too surprising: A number of different things can affect the color of your teeth and turn them yellow. By Dr. Patricia M. Bobadilla, DDS

Yellow teeth are not a great look in an appearance but what causes yellow teeth and how can you prevent it from happening in the first place? There are two related reasons why your teeth slowly turn from white to yellow. The first well known one is foods and drinks that stain them directly and the 8 worst offenders for doing this will be covered ahead. The second less commonly known reason is acids in certain foods and particularly drinks that wear away your teeth’s white enamel coating. Soda for instance is highly acidic and regularly leaving it sitting on your teeth can start to wear down their protective outer layer. When it’s at its thickest, tooth enamel is naturally white. Unfortunately as it is worn down it becomes translucent and starts to show through to the next layer of the tooth underneath called dentin. This dentin layer of your teeth has a naturally yellower tone to it than that of the enamel that covers it, so the thinner your enamel layer becomes the more yellow your teeth will appear. This is why many elderly people have relatively yellow teeth. The longer you’ve had your teeth, the more chance you have to wear down their white protective coatings. Ahead are a list of foods and drinks that are some of the worst culprits for making your teeth go yellow. The reason that most of them have made this list is that they not only stain, but they are also acidic and can wear away enamel, so providing a double whammy of teeth yellowing. While some of the drinks and foods that cause your teeth to turn yellow are unhealthy anyway and worth avoiding, one or two of these are otherwise good for you and following this list is a couple of surprisingly simple things you can do to minimize the damage these foods and drinks do to your teeth without giving them up. There are several causes of tooth discoloration, including: Foods/drinks. Coffee, tea, colas, wines, and certain fruits and vegetables (for example, apples and potatoes) can stain your teeth. Tobacco use. Smoking or chewing tobacco can stain teeth. Poor dental hygiene. Inadequate brushing and flossing to remove plaque and stain-producing substances like coffee and tobacco can cause tooth discoloration. Disease. Several diseases that affect enamel (the hard surface of the teeth) and dentin (the underlying material under enamel) can lead to tooth discoloration. Treatments for certain conditions can also affect tooth color. For example, head and neck radiation and chemotherapy can cause teeth discoloration. In addition, certain infections in pregnant mothers can cause tooth discoloration in the infant by affecting enamel development. Medications. The antibiotics tetracyclne and doxycycline are known to discolor teeth when given to children whose teeth are still developing (before the age of 8). Mouth rinses and washes containing chlorhexidine and cetylpyridinium chloride can also stain teeth. Antihistamines (like Benadryl), antipsychotic drugs, and drugs for high blood pressure also cause teeth discoloration. Advancing age. As you age, the outer layer of enamel on your teeth gets worn away revealing the natural yellow color of dentin. Genetics. Some people have naturally brighter or thicker enamel than others. Trauma. For example, damage from a fall can

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disturb enamel formation in young children whose teeth are still developing. Trauma can also cause discoloration to adult teeth. How Can I Prevent Tooth Discoloration? By making a few simple lifestyle changes, you may be able to prevent tooth discoloration. For example, if you are a coffee drinker and/or smoker, consider cutting back or quitting all together. Also, improve your dental hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly and getting your teeth cleaned by a dental hygienist every 6 months. If your teeth appear to be an abnormal color without ready explanation and, if other symptoms are also present, make an appointment to see your dentist. Teeth Whitening Who doesn’t want a sparkling smile? Coffee, tea, wine, and other foods discolor teeth over time. If your smile has lost its luster, several teeth-whitening techniques are available. At-Home Products Whitening rinses. Used like a mouthwash, these products contain whitening agents. They’re easy to use. All you do is swirl the rinse around your mouth for a minute. Because the whitening agent is in contact with teeth for a short time, rinses whiten teeth gradually. Whitening toothpaste. Whitening toothpastes have mild abrasives or enzymes that remove surface stains with gentle brushing. Some people develop sensitive teeth if they use these products. Gel strips. These are usually applied to teeth once a day for up to 2 hours. For full effect, most strips are worn for 10 to 20 days, depending on the strength. In-Office Procedures The most common in-office whitening procedure involves custom-made trays filled with bleaching solution that fit firmly over teeth. Because your dentist supervises the procedure, a stronger bleaching solution can be used than what’s found in home kits. He may recommend doing the entire procedure in the office. In that case, a light or heat source may be used to speed up the process. As an alternative, you may be fitted for custom-made whitening trays that can be used at home. Contact our office to get more information on teeth Whitening and which one is the best for you. Remember your smile is only a phone call away! (954)-456-1939

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 • • Twitter@sfsuntimes •

Ask Dr. Ron “Step Parenting Issues can be difficult” Q…Dr. Ron: My brother who is the custodial parent of his 9 yr old daughter recently remarried a woman who is just plain not the motherly type, and can often be quite testy. My niece is miserable, and is starting to act out both in school, and at home. I know she is a child, but I believe her attitude towards this new woman is justified. I want to help, but I’m not sure how involved I want to get in their family business…They tried some therapy, but it did not work out for them…What can I do? A.M. N. Miami A…Divorce, or the loss of a loved parent is difficult enough for a child, and the reality is that many children are expected to be compliant, and appreciative of step-parents that have no business raising children. On the other hand, sometimes a child is so shut off to the idea of having a new parent, that even with the best intentions, the new parent is not given a fair enough chance. Both the child and new parent bring into relationships some very important pre-existing thoughts, and beliefs will greatly influence the outcome of the relationship, such as the experiences they have had in their past family lives, and their flexibility in accepting a non-biological family member. For a child accepting a new authority figure may be particularly difficult. Personality also plays a major factor in some situations. You may have a child yearning for a father, or mother figure, but finds the particular personality of his new dad, or mom unacceptable, while in other cases, a child may have strong misgivings and doubts about accepting any new mom, or dad, but the new parent’s personality wins the child over….If things go well it is a blessing..., but often times there can be chaos in the home, with the biological parent continuously playing referee, and being torn apart between the people he or she loves most. My advice to you is simple..., be a good listener to your niece, Try not to over direct her, but be a non-judgmental, loving good aunt, with a great ear. That will help your niece gain more ability to process, and understand her thoughts and emotions…And yes.., watch out that you do not get caught up in the whole family’s unhealthy dynamics… One other suggestion, although you mentioned that there was an unfruitful attempt at counseling, they may not have engaged a counselor who specializes in step-parenting issues. Counselors, books, magazines, and support groups are available that specialize in this field. To see a wide array of this material, type into your browser the words: “step parenting books and counselors”….Good luck - Dr. Ron Dr Ron is in private practice in Hallandale Florida, you can contact Dr. Ronald J. Schlossberg Psy.D (Licensed clinical Psychologist) by mail 1250 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd, Suite 905. Hallandale, Fl 33009, by phone (954) 270 4226, or by email at

Are You Suffering From Peripheral Neuropathy Pain

Dr. Adrian Sagman D.C.

Miramar Chiro-rehab Center has put together the Peripheral and Central Neuropathy Treatment Pain Program for anyone suffering from the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy pain. And the beautiful thing is that these healed situations are resolved and people end up with great improvements in their lives. The program involves simple pain-free techniques simply designed to MOVE the circulation and help regenerate the Muscular and Nervous systems. Most importantly the individual can live and cope with daily

activities with less pains, improved balance and circulation, and a whole bunch of knowledge and methods to influence their condition. This newly attained education will allow the individual to improve their motivation and use these methods. For example, L-lipoic acid is a vitamin helping nerve regeneration. Furthermore, winding and exercising the arm and shoulders and feet backwards ...these simple techniques HELP to decrease body cortisol levels and help to possibly reverse the neuropathy symptoms and Help the individuals pain suffering immediately. An increase in body testosterone and estradiol levels are the key to giving a boost to the circulation and help the symptoms of neuropathy to lead towards regeneration. Our Low Level Laser Therapy is a newly developed tool also known as “cold laser” or “soft laser therapy, meaning a treatment that uses near-infrared light. This, by the way, is space age technology. This is a completely safe laser procedure, because we will be using a non invasive healing light that has been proven to work wonders on your type of symptoms According to research.

Elevated nitric oxide levels in the body through these artery dilating methods allow adrenal gland cortisol levels to decrease and are ultimately directly related to a decrease in body pains. This Does The Exercising For The Individuals. Typical patient with neuropathy Needs A Boost In Their Nitric Oxide Levels. Dr. Sagman is a proud member of the Neuropathy Treatment Centers of America []. This opportunity gives Miramar Medical Center a unique set of techniques and tools that have been tested researched and found to be effective. After two weeks, most patients are on the right path to getting well and are able to sleep better, knowing they have new education. It’s almost like the individual has to pay for reeducation and schooling again. It’s as simple as that.... one has to be humble to heal. Working with the power that made the body and releasing that power through low force adjustments on the skeletal system allows the body healing to start in a forward direction. For more information contact Dr. Adrian Sagman D.C. at 954-986-4006

Mount Sinai Aventura Holds Open House The Mount Sinai Aventura Campus recently underwent renovations in its multispecialty and primary care doctors’ offices. This recent upgrade not only improved the aesthetic appearance of its offices but helped make patient flow easier. On May 15th, Mount Sinai Aventura held a ribbon cutting ceremony to showcase the new and improved offices, as well as the first of a series of open houses that invites the community to tour the new space. The members of the Hallandale Beach Chamber of Commerce were the first to tour our new offices. its next open house will be held this Thursday, May 22nd, for members of the North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce as well as government employees from The City of Sunny Isles Beach. The Mount Sinai Aventura Primary and Multispecialty Care offices offer services in internal medicine, cardiology, urology, neurosurgery, pain management, gastroenterology, obstetrics & gynecology and radiation oncology. The Mount

From left to right – Oscar Llorente, marketing outreach; Charlene Welker, vice-president; and Dr. Jay Reinberg Sinai Aventura campus also houses a freestanding emergency room, diagnostic center and cancer center. Mount Sinai Aventura is located at 2845 Aventura Boulevard. For more information, contact 305-674-CARE (2273) or visit

Are You Dehydrated During Your Workout Program? Studies have shown that Americans are chronically dehydrated. In fact, it appears that we will drink anything but the one thing our body needs -water. Highlighting this point is a study of college football players preparing for a major NFL scouting event by trainer Amanda Carlson. She found that 98 percent of them were dehydrated at the morning evaluation. Another study by researchers at Tufts University found that college athletes who were mildly dehydrated and engaged in highimpact aerobics for 60 to 75 minutes without adequate water intake were more likely to feel fatigued, confused, angry, depressed or tense. The point? No matter if you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior or a gym rat, water matters. “In my experience, most people are not aware of how much they’re drinking and are not drinking enough -- many, as little as half of what they need,” says Carlson, director of performance nutrition at Athlete’s Performance, a training facility for world-class athletes. Not only does water help your workout performance, but also can help control those pesky (unwanted) pounds. “Water’s

involved in every type of cellular process in your body, and when you are dehydrated, they all run less efficiently -- and that includes your metabolism,” says Carlson. Additionally, it’s difficult for the body to distinguish between hunger and thirst. So quite often, when you feel hunger, it may just be your body needing a drink. But not all water is the same. Some, like Alkame Water, has benefits that tap and other bottled waters simply do not. Think of it this way: in order for your body to function properly, it must continuously work to maintain a proper pH, or chemical balance. An unbalanced pH can force your body to borrow important minerals from your vital organs

and bones in order to remove exess acid, according to Dr. Theodore A. Baroody. By using a mildly alkaline water such as Alkame, which counters the acidity in the body, you have a better chance of pre-empting sickness, premature aging, weak bones and fatigue. Another benefit of drinking alkaline water is that it is infused with high levels of stabilized, dissolved oxygen, which is not only good for overall health, but improves aerobic capacity and enhances energy and overall vitality. Alkame Water, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alkame Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ALKM). For more information about Alkame Water and its benefits, visit • Twitter@sfsuntimes • • Thursday, May 22, 2014

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White Elephant Sale and Pancake Breakfast More than 100 residents turned out last week for the annual Austin Hepburn Center White Elephant Sale and Pancake Breakfast. Sponsored by the City of Hallandale Beach, the annual sale and morning feast is held on the third Thursday of May as a fundraiser for projects at the Hepburn Center. Senior Program Coordinator Victor de Souza was busy cooking up a storm for the visitors. The morning meal included pancakes, eggs, home fries and sausage. For more than a decade, IHOP Restaurant has donated the pancake batter and sausage for the breakfast. (Photo courtesy City of Hallandale Beach Public Relations)

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HBCRA providing a pathway to affordable housing in the area

The Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) is providing affordable housing! The HBCRA demolished two blighted duplexes in the 500 block of NW 6th Street last

week to clear the way for new homeownership opportunities. The sites are part of the HBCRA’s dedication to improving neighborhoods and providing a pathway to affordable housing in the

area. There are three new single-family homes being constructed on the same block. The HBCRA is building a better community with eight homes under construction with another 11 set to break ground in the months ahead. All of the new homes being built are available for sale to low and moderate income families who qualify for mortgages. For more information on the HBCRA in-fill housing project, please contact 954-457-2228. (Photo Courtesy City of Hallandale Beach Public Relations).

Annual Forum Tuesday

Preparing for a Hurricane The City of Hallandale Beach is ready to help you prepare with informative tips, information and supplies at the annual Hurricane Preparedness Forum, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, May 27, at the Cultural Community Center, 410 SE Third Street. “With the help and preparedness of all residents, it makes it safer for all of us,” said Deputy Fire Chief Gregg Pagliarulo. “If you’re prepared, we can do our job more efficiently and make it safer for all residents.” The annual forum will include presentations from Chuck Lanza, former Broward County Emergency Management Director, Alex Gibbs, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) which oversees the National Hurricane Center, Dan Vargas of Florida Power & Light (FPL), Stephen Reimer of Reimer Insurance

and Howard Perlman, Esq, of Katzman, Garfinkel and Berger Law firm. The panel will offer advice on how to prepare for a storm, what insurance papers and legal papers to take should you have to evacuate, and how to prepare to take your pet to a location or shelter. The region has been fortunate to avoid a direct hit for almost a decade, but the effects of passing storms have left their mark. Flooding, high winds and serious erosion have affected the area as recent storm passed offshore. Deputy Chief Pagliarulo said if residents are prepared, and an evacuation is required, it’s easier to move residents to a safer location. “Help us help you by being prepared,” he said. The event is free and door prizes will be awarded. To obtain bonus chances for the door prizes, register early by contacting Nada North, 954-457-1470.

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Kid-friendly foods that are also healthy appearing in restaurants across the country (BPT) - With summer finally here, many will take the opportunity to spend more quality time with family, and dining out in restaurants is a perfect way to spend that time together. In an effort to meet the growing demand among consumers for more healthful menu options, a number of restaurants - in hometowns across America and at various vacation destinations - are offering more nutritious and great-tasting menu options for kids. Restaurateurs are committed to ensuring the meals they offer for children are healthy, flavorful and innovative. The participants of the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge Initiative offers tangible proof of this. Sponsored by founding partners McCormick For Chefs and Healthy Dining, the challenge gives operators the opportunity to showcase the creative, healthful and flavorful dishes they plan to feature on their menus. During the competition, which uses an “industry tested, kid approved” approach, a panel of food and nutrition professionals select the finalists and a team of elementary school students choose the eventual winners. The Kids LiveWell Recipe Challenge provides chefs

and foodservice professionals with a forum to develop nutritious recipes that promote fun dining experiences. National chains, foodservice companies, independent restaurants and noncommercial organizations, have displayed their culinary creativity and competed in the contest, inspiring young patrons to be excited about eating healthful foods. The winning recipes have embodied nutritious and imaginative ideas, such as a sandwich that uses multigrain and pumpernickel bread shaped to look like a piano, a dish that turns a kid favorite - spaghetti and meatballs - into a pizza, and a quesadilla and soft taco that incorporate whole wheat, lean proteins and vegetables into meals that are tasty and exciting. All of the challenge’s recipes are required to meet nutrition criteria set forth by the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell Initiative, which is based on the 2010 USDA Dietary Guidelines. The program’s goal is to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, whole grains and low-fat dairy, while limiting unhealthful fats, sugar and sodium. The Kids LiveWell Initiative today includes 145 restaurant brands in more than 42,000 locations, and all of

them are committed to providing more healthful meals for children. Nutritious meals can be found at all types of restaurants, from independent to chain to casual dining to quick-service, fast casual and fine dining. They’re even available in museums and theme parks.

For busy families that are constantly on the go, Kids LiveWell has made it even easier to find healthful menu items when they dine out in restaurants. Many of these nutritious menu options can be found on or by downloading the free

Kids LiveWell smartphone app, available in the Android Market and iTunes app store. Restaurateurs and chefs can make the healthful choice the easy choice. Parents and their children will keep coming back for more. • Twitter@sfsuntimes • • Thursday, May 22, 2014

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