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HOLLYWOOD HAS IT ALL

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SPOTLIGHT ON HOLLYWOOD:

By Marylynne Newmark sfsuntimes@aol.com

No doubt about it. Hollywood has it all. Beaches with a fabulous Broadwalk, hotels for all budgets, restaurants for any international palate whether downtown, intown or on the beach, golf, eco-

adventure, watersports, gaming, shopping and terrific entertainment. Hollywood even is home to a large Native American tribal community who built and operate a world-famous hotel and casino. What more could you want? This little megalopo-

lis that started as a dream of Joseph Young, a young entrepreneur in the 1920s, has now become a global city with an international airport, adjacent to a major shipping and cruise port, nestled

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K-SAIL

Boating, Hurricane Season and Home Improvements Motivating And Mentoring Kids Calling All Boaters… The Hollywood City Marina is inviting boaters both near and far to stay and play at the marina this summer. When you rent a boat slip at the marina for the day, you get free parking for your trailer and vehicle in a safe, secure spot. You also get access to water and electricity for the day. Breathe in the salty air and enjoy a tranquil, secure slip that’s a short cruise away from the award-winning Blue Wave Hollywood Beach and miles of inland waterways. The Marina offers full shower facilities, a boater’s pavilion to stretch out your sea legs, free WiFi to catch-up with the land lovers you know, as well as access to the Hollywood Trolley for a quick trip downtown for dinner and all the action. Slip rentals are as low as $22 per day for a 20 foot vessel. To reserve your Stay and Play vacation, or for additional information call the Hollywood Marina at 954.921.3035. Hurricane season is Here: Are You Ready? Hurricane season runs from June 1

through November 30. Don’t wait until a hurricane threatens our region. Now is the time to prepare to safeguard yourself and your family. We encourage you and your family to sit down and make a plan to determine how much water you need, where you will go if you need to evacuate before a storm hits, and how you will stay in contact with loved ones. The City of Hollywood website, www.hollywoodfl.org, provides comprehensive hurricane preparedness information that will help residents weather the storm. To prepare for hurricane season residents should plan to have enough supplies on

INSIDE FOOD Whether you’re gathering the neighborhood kids for a backyard celebration or going on a weekend hike with family, you can make fueling up for the fun easy with snacks the whole family can enjoy. Page 2D

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In the realm of motivating and mentoring at-risk kids between the ages of 10-12, K-SAIL (Kids Sailing Into Their Future) has developed into a strikingy successful voluntary effort. This year-round program is set in a “learn to sail” experience that, while teaching the basics of boating, water safety and marine ecology, fortifies life skills of problem solving, teamwork and collaboration, building relationships and how to live successfully. It is specifically

HALLANDALE BEACH Qualifying for Seats 1 and 2 on the Hallandale Beach City Commission begins at noon Monday, June 16 and runs through noon Friday, June 20. Currently, Seat 2 is held by Commissioner Leo Grachow, who was appointed in May. Page 1D

designed for kids coming out of homelessness and adjusting to a new and different environment. Each session encompasses four weekends during which four youngsters at a time learn boat safety, CPR, working as a team and building relationships. The first day is spent in orientation, training in basic boating and safety. Day 2 is spent entirely on the craft, docked in its slip for familiarization and comfort level on board, as well as boat

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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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BRAND INTERNATIONAL PERFUME

FATHER’S DAY PERFUME SALE! “Biggest Selection Of Perfumes Sets In Florida” Three thriving businesses in the heart of the Discount District in Hallandale Beach

Brand International Perfume Celebrates Father’s With A Perfume Sale.

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Chef Riglos & Malena Ceviche Street

PERFUMES - With his roots in the wholesale business Elliot and Jacqueline Kels of Brand International Perfume knows how to get a great deal and by doing so he passes the savings along to you. Elliot has been in the frangrance business for over 21 years in the same location and he knows his stuff. Elliot carries the largest variety of perfumes and perfume sets in South Florida. Just tell him your perfume and he can quote you the ounce size, retail price and your savings off the top of his head. Chances are he will have what you are

High end items that go from $150, $200, $300 retail Creed, Flower Bomb by Victor & Rolf are not found in most discount perfume shops, but Ellioit carries them at significant discounts, along with the other big names, Dolce & Gabbana, Thierry Mughler’s to name a few brands. If you need a fragrance stop by Brand International Perfume located at 121 NE 3rd Street in Hallandale Beach and he would be happy to help you make your choice.

Brand International Perfume is located at 121 NE 3rd Street in Hallandale Beach Florida. If you don’t have time to stop by the store give Elliot a call at (954) 4571969. OUT OF STATE: 1-800-689-1969. Chances are you will find your favorite fragrance at a tremendous savings. We Ship UPS All Over The USA!

looking for at a great price. Elliot prides himself on getting anything the customer wants. If it is still out there, if it is still being made, Elliot will get it. Even if it’s not being made and very hard to find Elliot probably has it. Elliot’s motto is “If you can’t find it we may have it!” His large store has walls of designer fragrances from top name designers including the line of Bond #9, which can only be found in stores such as Saks. These perfumes are the real thing just at a rock bottom prices. Buy any item at rock-bottom prices.

• Ceviche Street completely remodeled, chef on premises. “Best Peruvian Food In Town” • CEVICHE STREET Here is a restaurant that offers the freshest and most delicious Peruvian cuisine, featuring extraordinary Chef Sergio Riglos, who prepares the “ABSOLUTELY THE BEST CEVICHE IN SOUTH FLORIDA” at reasonable prices that are certain to keep you coming back. Located at 101 N.E. 3rd St. in Hallandale Beach, give them a call at 754-217-4113. THIS WEEK SPECIAL: Bring this article in with you and receive CEVICHE for only $9.95. This week Only!! • GENIUS KIDS ACADEMY When it comes to getting a great education from the very beginning, here is one of the most talked about facilities around. Located at 111 N.E. 3rd Street in Hallandale Beach, there are still spots available for the school year. Call them at 954-505-4300 and find out exactly what you’ve been missing.

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Hallandale Beach continues to focus on Water Infrastructure By Mayor Joy Cooper

Well it is official. The Governor has signed into law the budget and Hallandale Beach did have a water project approved. Last year we, along with the rest of Broward were not so lucky. We owe thanks to our State Representative Joe Gibbons and Senator Eleanor Sobel who worked to get this project approved. $240,000 will help to complete the purple pipe project that will connect the Three Islands medians and Joe Scavo Park’s sprinkler systems to the Hollywood re-use. The re-use will be beneficial to the environment and less costly than potable water. We are also waiting to confirm whether a $150,000 dollar planning grant was approved for the Dixie Corridor Project. Our city continues to focus on our Water Infrastructure. We are moving towards a fully integrated system. As a member of multiple Water Boards and Committees, I understand how important it is to have a truly integrated, water, waste water and storm water plan. Our plan must take into consideration many partners and agencies. To continue to acquire water, we must be permitted by SFWMD. We are responsible to meet all EPA clean water standards and in some cases state standards that are more stringent. We all want clean water and want to protect our environment. With these unfunded regulations in place, we need to look at all the alternatives that make sense for our community and

the stakeholders. We need to look at what works for our environment and what will cost our residents and business owners the least amount of money. Treating and pumping water takes money. Most of the money is for infrastructure projects like our drainage project. Once in the ground, these systems take energy to operate. The more water we conserve, the less the cost to treat. On the national level, the Mayors’ Water Council has been working to bring to the EPA’s attention the need for true integrated planning and the support of Green Alternatives that have less of a carbon footprint. I have been quoted in the USCM monthly, “We need to regulate with science and economics, not passions and politics.” We have hired Hazen and Sawyer to develop our integrated plan. They will be compiling existing system information with our projected plans and goals. Over the course of a year, they will do modeling for all of our existing and future demands. Our major focus will be on addressing Infiltration and Intrusion (I&I) into our sewer system. Fixing this issue could save over $2.5 million dollars annually in treatment costs and lessen the impacts to our environment. We are also analyzing the salinity barrier which will save in treatment costs while fighting saltwater intrusion. The most important component of the integrated plan is, it will allow us to partner with the State and apply for a loan through the

State Water Fund. These dollars are awarded to the State by the Federal government specifically for water projects. The low interest loans will provide capitalization to expedite the I & I project and other components of our integrated plan. Last commission meeting, we approved a resolution that I proposed to oppose drilling and fracking in the Everglades. I, along with my

colleagues and many residents, are very upset to find out that this activity would even be a consideration in an already fragile environment. We all need to commit to saving and protecting the Everglades. While we are surrounded by water, it is our most valuable life-sustaining natural resource that is being threatened. A spill or leak would devastate the progress that has been

made. North Florida is still recovering from the BP spill. Any spills or contamination would not just impact our drinking water, but harm fish and wild life. As always, feel free to reach out to me with your questions, concerns and ideas to make our city a better place, at office number: (954) 457-1318. At my cell/text: (954) 632-5700. Or visit my web-site at: www.mayorjoycooper.com.

MONROE UDELL WAS A VERY SPECIAL MAN Monroe Udell, founder of Jaxson’s Ice Cream in Dania Beach, was sweet and gentle, but in his own way, he made a tremendous impact on generations. He was a perfectionist in what he did, and being so, created a world-renown product in an awardwinning institution. He believed in quality, consistency and value. He saw the goodness in life and wanted only to hear the positive. He never spoke a bad word about anyone. He was generous, sensitive and caring. Just as everyone who has ever visited there loves Jaxson’s, everyone who knew or worked with this dear man, loved him. Monroe, you will be missed, but your legend will live on in the hearts of us all. ---Marylynne, Cecile, Craig, Larry, and the staff at South Florida Sun Times


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Adopt A New Member Of The Family

Brad There are more than 50 felines under the age of one year looking for forever homes this week at the Humane Society of Broward County. One adorable fellow hoping to go home with you is Norb (ID 504972). He is 6 weeks old and weighs less than 2 pounds. Now you can adopt two kittens and pay one $50 kitten adoption fee, that way Norb will always have a friend to play with. Brad (ID 505370) is a sweet one year old, 16 pound

Norb Chihuhahua mix who enjoys going for walks, listens well, and seems to be fine with felines. He is a little shy until he gets to know you, but then will be your BFF. Can Brad come live with you? When you adopt from the Humane Society of Broward County all pets are spayed or neutered before going home. In addition they receive preliminary vaccinations, a microchip, heart worm test for dogs over seven months, feline leukemia test for

cats, a limited 10 day health care plan courtesy of VCA Animal Hospital, a bag of Purina ONE food, one week complimentary doggie daycare at Lauderdale/Pompano Pet Lodge and more. For more information call the shelter today at 954-989-3977. The Humane Society of Broward County is located at 2070 Griffin Road, just a block west of I-95 and opens daily at 10 a.m. To see who else needs a home visit www.humanebroward.com

Parrot Coffee & Gourmet Deli Brings 40-Year Family Tradition to Downtown Hollywood HOLLYWOOD, FL – Parrot Coffee may be a new Downtown Hollywood business run by a young restaurateur, but the international shop and deli brings with it a 40-year family tradition and formula for success. Edward Beikian opened Parrot Coffee April 21 at 1917 Hollywood Boulevard in a 1,800-square-foot storefront that offers a large selection of international groceries and coffee by the pound, as well as a gourmet deli and skilled barista on staff. Parrot Coffee is already enjoying great success that includes many repeat customers. “I’ve been slammed,” Beikian said. One could say the business is in his blood. Parrot Coffee’s recipe for success is rooted in the family business by the same name that Beikian’s grandfather started in the 1970s. Beikian signed the lease with property owner DH Investment Group in May 2013. “We gutted the whole place. Everything is brand-new,” said Lisa Beikian, Edward’s mother and business partner. The grocery portion of the store features many Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish, Israeli and Yugoslavian products. “Eighty percent of all items are imported,” Beikian said. Among the vast inventory are 40 different pastas, 25 varieties of jelly, nuts by the pound, organic and gluten-free items, and six types of coffee beans, including Colombian, Greek and Italian imports. The deli, overseen by Beikian’s girlfriend Devon Viehman and Executive Chef Patrick Lapaire of Switzerland, offers large quarter- and half-pound sandwiches featuring Boar’s Head premium meats on bread made fresh daily. Specialty sandwiches include the Reuben, Italian and Cuban varieties in addition to grilled chicken, chipotle steak and vegetarian options.

Parrot Coffee’s menu also features four signature salads and a large salad bar with close to 30 toppings, nine dressings and a choice of grilled chicken, turkey, tuna salad, shrimp or steak. Other offerings are homemade soup; macaroni, pasta, potato and bean salads; and breakfast items such as gourmet omelets, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, bagels and pastries. Parrot Coffee also carries a variety of croissants, coffee cakes, cannoli, baklava, coffee, espresso, cappuccino, organic teas and sodas. While there is limited seating, business is “pretty much all to go,” Beikian said. When asked why he chose Downtown Hollywood as his first location, Biekian replied, “I started looking at demographics and the ethnicity of the people who were around that would be best suited for the products that I offer.” He found the perfect fit for his new business in the historic downtown arts, music and entertainment district. Parrot Coffee is open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Wine and beer are available, as are outdoor seating, takeout and catering services. For more information, call 954-929-0888. There is no charge for on-street downtown parking between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Free onstreet parking is available in three-hour increments between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Garage parking is available for $1 per hour at the Municipal Garages located at 251 S. 20th Avenue (between Harrison Street and Van Buren Street) and 251 N. 19th Avenue (between Tyler Street and Polk Street). For more information on events in Downtown Hollywood or on Hollywood Beach or on opening a business in the CRA districts, please call the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) at 954-924-2980 or visit www.hollywoodcra.org.

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maintenance discipline. On Day 3, the young participants become part of the crew as the sailboat heads into the Intracoastal. On Day 4, they head out full sail into the ocean along the shoreline. K-SAIL is a partnership project between Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leadership volunteers and Hope South, a Christian not-forprofit organization that assists individuals and families emerging from homelessness. It was initiated when the Chamber asked nonprofit Chamber members to submit proposals for projects to be undertaken by this year’s Leadership Hollywood 38 class. The proposal of Allen Reesor of Metrix Research, a not-for-profit agency that does research and and evaluations to see if other not-for-profits are meeting their goals, was selected. The nine members of Leadership Hollywood 38, this year’s class, jumped on it. “K-SAIL was assigned to a team that has been terrific in helping this project stretch its wings as a fledgling program for kids in Broward County,” says Reesor, initiator of the program who was able to procure the boat. The craft is a 28-ft 1969 Colombia sailboat that had been abandoned and left in its slip at Marina Bay Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Through the efforts of Allen Reeser, the resort contributed the sailboat, the building materials, hardware and paint to retrofit it, as well as the slip in which it has permanent dockage. In accepting Reeser’s proposal, Leadership Hollywood members committed to doing the necessary repair and upgrading of the boat, as well as working with the youngsters and promoting awareness of K-SAIL in the community. Aside from time and manpower, Leadership members also contributed products and services, such as web design, social media marketing, product and professional training for mentors and participating youngsters. Michael Cachette, director of Emergency Services at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital is one of the nine Leadership leaders of K-SAIL. “Mentors for this program are interviewed, screened, and selected very carefully.” he says. “Professionals who can contribute craft training and skills particularly are encouraged to participate,” he says. “We need volunteers and cash contributions to continue and perhaps expand the program.” Cachette adds that one of the commitments of Leadership Hollywood is to create community awareness and encourage volunteer participation on all levels. The boat has been named El Avenir (The Future), most appropriate for the part it will play in the lives of these kids. Broward statistics indicate that there currently are more than 4,000 men, women and children who are homeless. Hope South Florida, in partnership with Christian community services and churches, assists with providing housing especially for families, mentor relationships, and is dedicated to renewing broken families to restore their lives. For additional information on Hope South, call (954)566-2311 or visit their website at www.hopesouthflorida.org. Hope South helps select the candidates for KSail. To continue this great program, volunteers and cash donations are welcome and needed. Contacts include Andrea Gregg at Metrix Research at agregg@metrixresearch.org, or Michael Cachette RN @ mcaschette@mhs.net. Additional information on K-SAIL can be found online at www.k-sail.org and on the K-SAIL Facebook page.


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between two large Metropolitan areas. Young’s initial vision when he purchased the property, incorporated it, and began to market it in 1925 included a unique design with a wide boulevard extending from the ocean westward to the Everglades. In his plan, he added man-made lakes paralleling each side of the road, one large enough for yachts to turn in. His plan also included three large traffic circles, one to house a park, later called Harding Park, then Young Circle, the second a City Hall Circle, and the third a large campus that was eventually to house the Riverside Military Academy, now Presidential Circle. Joseph Young named his “dream city” Hollywood since he had lived in California and was in love with the excitement of that growing city in the 1920s. He created a very innovative zoning plan for that time that included a business district, a hotel, schools, churches, a golf course, and a community of homes for every social strata, as he described “from the opulent at the top of the industrial and social ladder to the most humble of working people.” Young formed The Hollywood Land and Water Company with twenty-six departments to cover all aspects of development and construction. Speculators went into a frenzy of buying, especially once his company completed the Hollywood Boulevard Bridge, the Hollywood Beach Hotel and the Hollywood Broadwalk. However, on September 18, 1926, a devastating hurricane with high winds and surging flood waters demolished most of the city and took 36 lives. With financial collapse, but undeterred, Young again attracted investors, rebuilt, and expanded westward into what is now Hollywood Hills. He also made plans to dredge a shallow lake just north of Hollywood Beach to create a seaport for ships to bring visitors from around the world to his city. That seaport is now Port Everglades. Joseph Young truly was a man of vision and determination. HOLLYWOOD TODAY Hollywood has grown to be the second most populated city in Broward County and the 9th largest city in Florida. It boasts thousands of visitors a year who stay in a choice of accommodations that range from the upscale Westin Diplomat Hotel to a large variety of motels, timeshares, efficiency apartments and bed and breakfasts that dot the beach. HOLLYWOOD BEACH Named by Florida Living magazine as Florida’s Best Beach, Hollywood’s sevenmile stretch and its beautifully paved Broadwalk is the city’s major attraction. North

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Beach is kept fairly pristine as part of the State Park system. There is lots of activity on the middle section of the Broadwalk with the Hollywood Beach Theatre on Johnson Street for performances, shops, restaurants, rentals, and the now-underconstruction Margaritavile resort and the Costa property that will span two blocks on A1A. South Hollywood Beach has more of a residential image, starting south of the Hollywood Beach Resort, with beachfront buildings, large condos, the Westin Diplomat Hotel, and several new projects under construction. Named as one of Fodor’s ‘Best Beaches for Families’, the draw is international. Traditional return visitors who spend the balmy winters in Hollywood originate from Canada, Europe and South America, as well as from the northern climates of the U.S. The beach itself is a lure and the warm Atlantic surf is generally balmy. Lifeguard stands are visible every few blocks and warning flags are a great advantage to swimmers as to the presence of riptides or stinging sealife. Cabanas and chaises are available for rent, as are bicycles and other pedalled vehicles for the Broadwalk, now named one of America’s Best Beach Broadwalks by Travel & Leisure magazine. DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD There is such a diverse choice of international cuisine available along Hollywood Boulevard and Harrison Street that you could travel around the world gastronomically every day and not cover them all in a month. You would have a difficult time selecting the best of Italian, Thai, Greek, Turkish, Egyptian, Armenian, Peruvian, Argentinian, Mexican, Japanese or Chinese food, not to mention pizza, fabulous desserts and traditional American salads, steaks and burgers. Entertainment, especially from Thursday through the weekend, can be found inside and out of the dining establishments, and most have outdoor cafe seating. Every third Saturday night from 7 to 10 pm, the streets of Downtown Hollywood vibrate with street music and excitement because of ArtWalk, a clever civic program developed by the Downtown Redevelopment Agency that encourages strolling, dining and community spirit. The restaurants bustle and retailers remain open late for business. There is usually a program at ArtsPark, a street festival, or another type of activity that adds energy to the city. After hours, Downtown takes on a different aura, as the music clubs and bars attract a young later crowd for fun and dancing. GETTING AROUND With all of the construction on the Beach, parking there is at a premium. Beachgoers, shoppers and visitors are

encouraged to park in the Hollywood parking lots and use the famous Hollywood trolley with its four routes that connect the Downtown business district to Hollywood Beach. Another innovative means of transportation is the Water Taxi that transports passengers from Diplomat Landing across from the Westin Diplomat Resort, up the Intracoastal to Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, west into New River or north to Pompano and the northern beaches ARTSY HOLLYWOOD Hollywood boasts a 10acre ArtsPark with a childrens’ play area, promenade for jogging or strolling, an interactive fountain, and a performance stage for weekly shows and activities. Parents are encouraged to bring their kids to ArtsPark every Friday from 5 to 8 PM for a ‘Funtastic’ night dedicated just for small fry with clowns, magic shows, a bounce house and more. Aside from the many art galleries throughout the city, The Art & Culture Center features innovative local and visiting artists with opening receptions, lectures, performances, and art classes for adults and children throughout the year. The Downtown Hollywood Mural Project features contemporary outdoor murals on buildings throughout the business district. The Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, a partnership of the City of Hollywood and the Broward County School Board, is managed by the Art & Culture Center, and is the venue for many private performances and celebrations during the year. ECO ADVENTURE Hollywood is proud of its many nature parks. At the 1,500-acre Anne Kolb Nature Center, guests can explore a remarkable mangrove ecosystem by canoe, kayak or paddle, or by bike or foot on a pair of boardwalks that cross the mangroves. The rest of the park system includes skating, roller hockey and fishing at the Stan Goldman Memorial Park, an observation tower and full moon kayaking tours at Holland Park, and the very family-friendly Castaway Park Island Water Playground with party pavilions and campsites at the Topekeegee Yugnee Park. Even pets have consideration in Hollywood with its many dog parks scattered throughout. Turtle nesting season continues through Oct. 31. Visitors and residents are urged to avoid the nesting areas, which are marked and fenced and need to be left undisturbed. When young turtles hatch, they instinctively head for the light, thinking it is the moon on the water, so residents are very aware that light from land sources need to be kept at a minimum during hatching season. Aside from boating, fish-

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hand to be self-sufficient for at least three days after a hurricane hits. Now is a great to time to stock up on non-perishable hurricane supplies while these items are plentiful and the state is offering a tax holiday through June 8. The website also contains information on evacuation routes and maps, shelter information, and important phone numbers. While online, residents can sign up for the City’s NotifyMe e-mail or text message notification system—this service provides valuable information directly to your e-mail or mobile device. Look for the NotifyMe sign up button on the City’s homepage. Great Neighborhoods Challenge II Exterior Design Event, Recycled Paint Giveaway and Plant Sale Saturday, June 7 David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Court, Hollywood The City of Hollywood is now in the third month of its Great Neighborhoods Challenge. Residents can enter the challenge, make exte-

rior improvements to their home or business and win cash prizes for the most visible, impactful upgrades to the outside of their property. The second workshop to help property owners with ideas for improving their property is coming this weekend: Free recycled paint is available for Hollywood residents while supplies last on a first come first served basis Take a picture of the exterior of your home or business, bring it in and meet with a landscape architect, master gardener, general contractor or design expert to get ideas to upgrade the curb appeal of your property. For additional GNCII, questions, please email greatneighborhoodschallenge@hollywoodfl.org or call 954.921.3271.

ing, scuba and all water sports, Hollywood is a Mecca for land sports, with its many golf courses, tennis and paddle ball courts, and indoor recreation. Enthusiasts can relax their resulting muscle pains and strains at Hollywood’s many spas and fitness centers, or if need be, trips to the scores of chiropractors and therapy groups in town. THE SEMINOLE TRIBE Hollywood is home to the Seminole Tribe with its Okalee Indian Village for history buffs and craft seekers. At the gateway to the Everglades, visitors can take an airboat ride, watch alligator wrestling, and catch glimpses of indigenous birds, wildlife and foliage. In town, the gem of the Seminole Tribe is the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, with its gaming, restaurants, shopping, shows and fabulous ambiance. The tribe also operates the original Seminole Indian Casino nearby, with easy access from SR 7 fo slot machines, poker, Bingo and race and sport books. Tribal shops also line the highway. HOSPITALS AND EDUCATION Hollywood is home to the nationally recognized Memorial Hospital System

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that includes Memorial Regional and Memorial South, Memorial Pembroke, Memorial West and Memorial Miramar, as well as the national award-winning Joe DiMaggio Childen’s Hospital. University and college campuses, training centers and magnet schools are also based throughout the city. GLOBAL CITY. GLOBAL REACH Locals truly enjoy Hollywood, a mini metropolis. Visitors love it as well, as evidenced by their annual return and purchase of residences here. Part of the reason for that success is accessibilty. Regionally, Hollywood is situated at crosspoints for I-95, 595 and the Florida Turnpike. Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale Airport with its 2.5 million passengers in March 2014 alone, funnels travelers into and through the city very easily. The adjacent cruise port is also a feeder. So, you see, whether you live there or visit the beach, the unique nature spots or the Hard Rock, you can take a fresh look at Hollywood by bicycle, jet ski, kayak, airboat, helicopter, hang glider, water taxi, trolley, foot or car, and can appreciate the fact that this little city, Hollywood, has it all.

JUNE EVENTS IN HOLLYWOOD • Music & Dancing Under the Stars Hollywood Beach Theatre M, T, W, F, S • Food Trucks at ArtsPark Mondays 5:30 - 10 PM • Meet Nick Perdomo, Cigar Entrepreneur Cuenco Cigars Thurs 6/5 7-10 PM • Funtastic Fridays for Kids & Movie Night Young Circle 6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27 5-8 PM • Artist Talk/ Opening Event for Nathan Sawaya Art & Culture Center Sat 6/7 6:30-9:30 PM • Art Night for Kids as parents date locally Muzart Creative Art Studios Sat 6/7 6:30 t- 9:30 PM • ArtsPark Live! Free Concert Series ArtsPark Sat 6/7, 6/21 & 6/28 8-9:30 PM • Full Moon Drum Circle ArtsPark Palm Court Night of full moon 7-9 pm • Daddy Board Breaking Week Kung Fu Academy , 1864 Polk St. M-F 6/9- 6/14 • Colors of the Caribbean (Music and culture) ArtsPark Sat 6/14 4-11 PM • ArtRev Gallery Opening 1848 Polk St Sat 6/14 5-10 PM • World Peace Meditation Hour ArtsPark Sun 6/15 6-7:30 PM • USA World Soccer at Jimmy Byrnes Irish Pub Mon 6/16 @ 6, Sun 6/22 @ 6 & Thurs 6/26 @ noon • Montecristo Cigar Lounge Extravagance Cuenca Cigars Thurs 6/19 7-10 PM • Don Petermeier Book Signing for Summer Letters Subs in Paradise on 20th Av. Sat 6/21 7-10 PM • Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk Various locations Sat 6/21 7-10 PM • Destination Cuenco for Wines, Cigars and Music Sat. 6/21 7-10 PM • Paint-For Fun Painting Event Larry Joe Miller Art Gallery Sat 6/21 7:30 -10 PM • Mama Mia Special Four Course Dinner Sunday 6/15 1 PM to closing

ONGOING EVENTS • Daily Screenings of International and Art Films Cinema Paradiso www.FLIFF.com for times • Artist of the Month: Jonathan Baez Gallery 24 6/1-6/30 T-F 2-7 PM Sat 2-8:30 PM • Visual Art Exhibits: Zawaya, Foulds, Benowitz Art & Culture Center 6/7 - 8/17


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A TOUCH OF ITALY IN HALLANDALE By Marylynne Newmark For a succulently delicious dining experience, Old World Mediterranean ambiance, great service AND entertainment, you MUST visit Acquo 124 on Federal Highway, diagonally across from Gulfstream Village in Hallandale. The cuisine is Italian. The food is spectacular. Owner Sal Greco insists on using only the freshest ingredients. Seafood and produce is delivered fresh daily. Long Island wild clams that are used in his clam dishes, arrive daily. And the bread....the best, since Mr. Greco also is the owner of Cusano’s, a family-owned bakery that has operated for over one hundred years, definitely is delivered fresh daily. TRUE TASTES OF TUSCANY The enticing menu at Aquo 124 consists of a variety of signature dishes as well as old favorites. There’s an extensive selection of antipasti. Mouth-watering choices include Calamari Fritti (lightly fried to a golden brown served with fresh marinara sauce), Calamari Arrabiata (fried or sautéed, served in a cherry pepper and garlic marinara sauce) and many other wonderful appetizers including Baked Clams Oreganata (Long Island wild clams topped with seasoned homemade bread crumbs, fresh garlic and parsley), Zuppa D’Cozze (fresh Mediterranean mussels sautéed with fresh garlic, herbs and extra virgin olive oil). For your Secondi (main course), you definitely need to try the Osso Bucco (center cut veal shank, served over Risotto Milanese in a rich ragu sauce). Signature pasta dishes include Old Country Pasta (homemade Italian sausage, broccoli di rabe, fresh garlic, extra virgin olive oil over your choice of pasta), Frutti Di Mari (Long Island wild Clams, mussels, calamari, scungilli, shrimp, fresh garlic, olive oil and

fresh tomatoes over linguini), Fileto Di Salmon Alla Padela (fresh Scottish salmon filet, sautéed with garlic, olive oil, white wine and basil served over a bed of grilled vegetables) or perhaps you might like the Marechiara (Long Island wild top neck clams and shrimp chopped with fresh garlic and fresh plum tomatoes), or Scaloppine Di Vitelo Franchese (veal medallions, sautéed in a white wine lemon butter sauce, and fresh parsley) or a choice of one of many other mouth-watering dishes. This Zagat-rated restaurant serves dishes in two sizes. ‘The Half’ is a large single serving and ‘Family Style’ feeds 2 to 4, which makes it easy to share. It’s a great way for friends to sample several items on the menu at the same seating while sharing the pleasure. The Family Style portions are also popular for take-out. THE SUMMER MENU IS TRULY A SPECIAL The weather may heat up in the summer, but at Acquo 124, the prices cool down, a special offering for those of us who remain in town. From 5 PM to closing, you can enjoy a three-course dinner that includes salad, pasta and a selection of fish, chicken, veal or eggplant Parmigiana, all with vegetables, for only $20.95 Dinner For Two Or, you can take advantage of the Acquo 124 Dinner Package For Two that includes two salads, 2 pastas, 2 entrees, coffee and dessert for 2, a bottle of Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon or Chianti wine, topped off with freshly made Tirimisu or Cheesecake, all for $32.50 per person. DELICIOUS LUNCH BUFFET If you are anywhere near Hallandale Beach, you

must stop by MondayFriday 11:30-3:00 for Acquo 124’s incredible Lunch Buffet! For just $10.95, you can savor an unlimited buffet that consists of soup, chopped salad, two pasta dishes (one whole wheat), and a selection of chicken, fish, and a Daily Chef’s Special, complete with the Greco’s famous Cusano Tuscany bread! HAPPY HOUR IS 5 TO CLOSING! Starting at 5, the bar, with its incredible choices of beers, wines, labels is one of the ‘happiest’ spots in town. House wines and well drinks are $5 and Martinis are $7. Acquo 124 attracts a very congenial local crowd and friendships are easily made. BAR BITES ARE BEYOND SPECIAL For lighter eating, Acquo 124 serves fabulous bar bites. For example, the Mediterranean Cozzie (fresh Mediterranean mussels roasted in an iron skillet, tossed with extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt and fresh lemon juice) is fabulous. Jumbo Meatballs are served with Ricotta and toast points. Not to be downplayed, the New Yorkstyle pizza with its thin, crispy baked crust topped with homemade marinara, fresh mozzarella, imported Romano and fresh basil, is great. Live music and dancing elevates the energy levels Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 7:30 PM. However, we recommend dinner first, then the fun. So, Lunch Buffet during the day, after work to relax with your favorite drink while enjoying those fabulous Bar Bites, or for dinner nightly, and dancing on the weekends, Acquo 124 is a must to try. The ambiance is terrific, the Italian hospitality and service most gracious, and food very special.

Acquo 124 is located at 124 S. Federal Highway‚ Hallandale, FL 33009‚ 954-454-2410. For menu selections and other information, go to www.acquolinahallandale.com

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Actor Musician Steven Seagal And Thunder Box Of Blues Opens At Hard Rock Live By Eleanor Hannan Bonafide Hollywood Action Legend Steven Seagal has honed his craft over the years sharing his love for the blues and jamming with the most prolific blues legends in the industry, including BB King, Bo Diddley, John Lee Hooker and his greatest influence, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown. Steven’s natural talent and commitment to capture blues, in a meaningful manner is evident by the music he writes and plays. In addition to acting, his songs have been featured in several of his movies such as: “Fire Down Below,” “Ticker” and “Into the Sun.” His films alone have grossed billions of dollars since the late 80’s. Steven is a purist when it comes to the blues and he remains true to its roots which is evident in his 2007

follow up release “Mojo Priest.” He is an accomplished guitar player and his style of classic and modern blues is as great as only he can accomplish. Steven believes it is important to keep the history and spirit of Blues music alive. Steven and his band open at Hard Rock Live on June 16, 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.75 through Ticketmaster. Or, call the box office at: (954) 327ROCK. Or: (800) 937-0010, located on State Road 7 (US 441) in Hollywood. Area Stage Company In Coral Gables Announces It’s New Musical Named “Title Of Show” The Area Stage Company presents Hunter Bell’s Tony Award nominated show, “Title of Show” with lyrics by Jeff Bowen. This unique and quirky play follows the crea-

tive whirlwind struggles of a writer and composer as they attempt and succeed, in creating a hit show on Broadway. Together, they have concocted a zesty, Broadway musical about the anxiety and excitement of producing a show full of trivia and music and bringing it to a rapid realization, detailing the journey of the musical play about to be seen. The play succeeds by defeating the challenge and overcoming it in a musical, with humor that accentuates the positive. “Title of Show” is a very funny musical with only four actors singing about four actors who are writing a very

funny chamber musical about four actors. The play stars Jodie Langal, Ryan Townsend, Jessica Sanford, Chris McCabe and is full of jokes based on an audience’s love and knowledge of theatre. Now on stage through

June 15, 2014, at 8 p.m. at The Area Stage Company Theatre located at 1560 South Dixie Highway in Coral Gables. Tickets are $25 to $35, students $15. For additional information, call (305) 666-2078.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas (Family Features) Thank dad for all the love and support he has given over the years by gifting him something unexpected and special for Father’s Day. If you need inspiration for the perfect present, here are a few gift ideas that are sure to put a smile on his face. For Auto Enthusiasts Help dad see what he’s missing this Father’s Day. The PEAK Wireless Back-Up Camera System installs in just minutes and reduces the average blind zone by 90 percent. A water-resistant color camera attaches to the back license plate of a vehicle and broadcasts full video from a wireless transmitter to a color LCD monitor on the dash. Perfect for cars, SUV’s, trucks, RV’s and towing. For more information, visit www.peakauto.com. Workbench for the Handyman Give dad the perfect set-up to pursue his hobbies and passions with a Gladiator by Whirlpool Corporation Workbench this Father’s Day. These adjustable height workbenches, ranging in price from $299 to $599, come in bamboo or maple and provide plenty of workspace and storage for all of dad’s needs. Gladiator storage solutions will grow with dad year after year and provide endless gift ideas with many great accessories and designs to choose from. For more information, visit www.gladiatorgarageworks.com. Quality Time with Your Favorite Guy This year, treat dad to a relaxing day filled with his favorite things: a rod and reel, fresh air and time with you, his favorite fishing buddy. A day on the open water is just what dear old dad deserves this Father’s Day. For more details on how to purchase fishing licenses, the supplies you will need, where the fish are biting and how to hook them,

visit www.takemefishing.org. Spec-tacular Vision This Father’s Day, give the hardworking man in your life, whether it’s your dad, husband or grandfather, the gift of good vision. With individual vision benefits starting under $17 a month, VSP Direct is an affordable way for those without access to vision insurance to have high-quality eye care. Benefits include a yearly eye exam, allowances for glasses or contacts, and the lowest out-of-pocket costs in individual vision care, with typical savings of $235 a year. Visit www.givevsp.com for details. Inspired By Dads Give Dad a special gift this Father’s Day with a wine inspired by father-son relationships. Sports Commentator Jim Nantz and wine industry veteran Peter Deutsch teamed up to create an artisanal California wine, The Calling. Handcrafted from Sonoma’s finest varietals with fruit sourced from the Dutton Ranch vineyards, The Calling 2012 Pinot Noir offers delicious flavor with bursts of fresh

cherries, mushrooms and spice. SRP $37. For more information, visit www.thecallingwine.com. Gifts that Sizzle Think T-bones, not ties, this Father’s Day as that’s what dad really wants. Omaha Steaks’ “Dad’s Day Dinner” package offers big, juicy Tbones, savory steakhouse fries and delicious caramel apple tartlets for dessert. Not only will dad love getting the family together to enjoy this incredible fare, he’ll also love you for giving him a gift he can really sink his teeth into. For information, visit www.omahasteaks.com/tnt. Beer Inspired Candy Craft beer-loving dads will be thrilled to receive the new Draft Beer flavor of Jelly Belly jelly beans. The crisp flavor inspired by a Hefeweizen is packed in a golden jelly bean that looks like a cold one poured straight from the tap. While they deliver on the flavor, Draft Beer Jelly Belly beans are alcohol-free. Sure to be a hit at backyard BBQs, too. Buy direct at www.JellyBelly.com.


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Mardi Gras Entertainment Schedule June 2014 Friday, June 6, 2014 Hialeah Sound Machine 8pm - 12am Latin Tribute In Casino Top Notch 6pm - 10pm Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter Saturday, June 7, 2014 David Morin 8pm - 12am Dance Band In Casino Lawvawn the “Saxman” Extraordinaire 6pm - 10pm Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter Sunday, June 8, 2014 Michael Wright and Rough Riders 7pm - 11pm Country Western Band In Casino Ghaleb 6pm - 10pm International Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter Friday, June 13, 2014 Turnstiles 8:30pm-9:30pm Billy Joel Tribute Band 10:30pm - 11:30pm In Casino Thierry Khalfa 6pm - 10pm Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter Saturday, June 14, 2014 Fabulons 8pm - 12am Dance Band In Casino Atlantis Lite 6pm - 10pm Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter Sunday, June 15, 2014 Andrew Morris Band 7pm - 11pm Father’s Day Country and Western Band In Casino It Takes Two 5pm - 9pm Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter Friday, June 20, 2014 Orange Sunshine 8pm-12am 60’s Tribute In Casino Marly Johnson 6pm - 10pm Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter

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: SFSUNTIMES@aol.com. For a complete listing of all Community Calendar items, please check out our website at: www.southfloridasuntimes.com. 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: www.ARTworksNOW.com 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 www.ARTworksNow.com. • 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. • 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. 7/6, 8/3, 9/7, 10/5, 11/2 & 12/7. Show, info: Bill Sanders: 305389-5847. Billscoins@att.net. Goldcoastcoinclub. com. Mardi Gras Casino: 831 North Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009. Mardigrascasinofl.com • 1.877.55.SLOTS. • 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.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 Atlantis 8pm - 12am Dance Band In Casino

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

Lawvawn the “Saxman” Extraordinaire 6pm - 10pm Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter

• CURCI HISTORICAL 1924 RESTORED HOUSE 324 SW 2nd. Ave Hallandale Bch, Fl. 954-457-1452 June 7, 2014. 954-458-8474, 11 AM to 4 PM. Free

Sunday, June 22, 2014 Rodeo Clowns 7pm -11pm Country Western Band In Casino Ghaleb 6pm - 10pm International Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter Friday, June 27, 2014 David Morin/Elvis Tribute 8pm - 12am In Casino Theirry Khalfa 6pm - 10pm Sophisticated Dinner and Dance Music In French Quarter Saturday, June 28, 2014 Viva 8pm - 12am Dance Band In Casino

• JUNE RAFFLE BONANZA @ Gulfstream American Legion Post 310 Ladies Auxiliary , 225 SE 1st Ave. Hallandale Beach. EACH FRIDAY in JUNE we will be having a minimum of 2 RAFFLES. On Friday JULY 4TH we be having the RAFFLE BONANZA BLOWOUT! TICKETS ARE $1 each. Your tickets stay in till you WIN! • 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.

• The Pap Corps Champions For Cancer Research, Three Islands Aquarius Cancer Chapter, Invites You To Join Us On The Ruby Princess Ship For A 7 Day Cruise, On November 8th, Leaving From Ft. Lauderdale, Traveling To The Eastern Caribbean. Call Gary Cossin, At Going Places Travel, In Hallandale, For All Information. Phone No: 954-456-2400. • 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 AmericanLegionPost 310@gmail.com • 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. • VFW POST 2500 814 S DIXIE HWY 33020 - Every Tuesday Country Dinner 5-7 p.m. Every Thursday Italian Night 5-7 p.m. Every Friday our Famous Fish Fry 5-8 pm. Every Sunday, Buffet 1-5pm come watch your favorite team on 10 tvs. • VFW Post 2500 814 S. Dixie Hwy, Hollywood . Karaoke by Michelle from 8pm to 11pm Have FOOD, FUN, SINGING and DANCING while Supporting you Brave Men and Women of the Military for more info call 954-923-4748. • VFW Post 814 South Dixie Hwy, Hollywood, FL 33020 2500 Bingo Every Saturday @ 6:30pm 17 games, Lucky Ball, Plus special games Buy 2 cards at $1.00 ea. get one Free! Plus Food. For more info please call 954-923-4748 Have fun while Supporting your Veterans. • Hatha Yoga Classes (Sivananda Method), Breathing, exercise, relaxation ...Tuesday & Thursday Evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm at the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. Plus-sized Yoga Instructor Saraswati has been teaching the HBCCC evening Yoga class for 11 years and welcomes students of ALL sizes and ages who are interested in the practice of Yoga. For more information, call Saraswati directly at 954-9222515. Mention the South Florida Sun Times for special class discount. • HATHA YOGA with Karen. Thursdays 23:15PM, Hollywood Beach Cultural Center, 1301 S Ocean Dr (b/t Azalea and Beauganvilla) $7/free parking! 954-454-6308 • Free Yoga for Veterans AND their Families. Beginner’s welcome. Taught by two licensed professionals. Non veterans cost: $5. Grace Art Galleries, 75 N. Federal HWY (rear entrance), Dania Beach - Tuesdays 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Contact: Lisa Fuller, RYT, (954) 309 - 6987.


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HOLLYWOOD BEACH TAKES A STANCE AGAINST LITTER! Hollywood CRA rolls out Anti-Littering Campaign on Hollywood Beach (HOLLYWOOD, FL) Over 300 garbage and recycling bins line Hollywood Beach. Take just a few steps to the left or to the right and you are bound to find a receptacle for your waste, yet visitors continue to leave cigarette butts, cans, plastic bags and wrappers lying around after their fun day in the sun. In an effort to raise awareness of this issue, the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) is launching an anti-litter campaign that includes signage installed on light poles, trash receptacles and electrical boxes throughout the area. Effects of littering at the beach • Hazardous for humans: Barefoot beach-goers are at risk of being injured by discarded litter in the sand and elsewhere. • Hazardous for marine life: Marine life may ingest, become entangled or be harmed by litter or debris. • Environmental changes due to invasive species: Alien species may use debris in the ocean to migrate to new territory, where they can colonize and possibly overwhelm local marine ecosystems. • Negative Economic, Social and Aesthetic Impact: Each year, tens of thousands of dollars are spent on keeping the beach clean and free of litter. Litter destroys a community’s positive image and sends a message that society does not care about the natural environment. Time litter takes to decompose Paper: 6 months. Cigarette butts: 2- 5 years. Plastic bottles: 5 - 10 years. Plastic shopping bags: 10 - 30 years. Gum: 20 - 25 years. Potato chip bags: 90 years. Tin cans: 80 - 100 years. Aluminum cans: 200 - 400 years. Golf ball: up to 1,000 years. Sea turtles love Hollywood Beach! According to the Broward County Sea Turtle Conservation Program, Hollywood Beach is home to approximately 150 turtle nests each season, between March 1st and October 31st. There has been a reported increase in turtle nests found on Broward County Beaches and over the past two years littering has increased the cases of ill turtles. These animals end up in rehabilitation centers due to bits of plastic in their stomachs as a result of trash being left behind on the beach that is then ingested. Keeping Hollywood Beach Beautiful! Recognized for 10 consecutive years as a Blue Wave Certified Clean Beach by the Clean Beaches Council, Hollywood Beach is invested in maintaining its beauty and draw. Visitors and locals alike flock to enjoy a variety of hotels and Superior Small Lodgings®, dozens of restaurants and shops, oceanfront parks featuring playgrounds, paddle ball courts, picnic pavilions, and more!

The lively oceanfront community, nestled between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami, attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Happy to accommodate this high volume of visitors, the beach community has seen a significant increase in the amounts of trash being left behind. In an effort to stop litterbugs, the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will be cracking down on trash and bringing forward a call to action for visitors to understand the implications associated with littering and focus their attention to two very serious effects: 1. Heavy fines of up to $500 will be imposed by officials to those individuals caught littering. 2. The garbage left behind when littering severely deteriorates the marine life ecosystem. Is litter really preventable? Whether intentional or accidental, all litter is preventable. “We cannot take this issue lightly,” said Lisa Liotta, CRA Operations Manager. “It is simply irresponsible to leave cigarette butts, bottles, cans and other junk lying around. It is hazardous to people and marine life as well as Hollywood’s image and economy. Litter diminishes the appearance of Hollywood Beach that we, as a community, work so hard to keep clean.” Aggressive Campaign. A whimsical “please & thank you” approach will not work. In developing this anti-littering campaign, the Hollywood CRA decided that sweet-talking would be less effective than straight talk. “We will be direct, to the point and adamant in our messaging: STOP LITTERING! We understand that in order to be effective, we need to speak to those who litter, versus those who don’t, and be firm about the consequence if they continue littering,” remarked Jorge Camejo, Hollywood CRA Executive Director. This anti-littering initiative has various components that will roll out over time. The first wave will be the installation of 40+ light post banners along the beachfront Broadwalk, followed by additional messaging placed on trash cans and electrical boxes.

Invested in the CRA districts. The Hollywood CRA has launched many successful green initiatives over the years, including Mobi-Mat® eco-friendly beach access, turtle lighting, property improvement grants and the Hollywood Trolley transportation system. From clean and safe environments arise increased economic growth, private investment attraction and overall enrichment of the community. The Hollywood CRA seeks the community’s support to bring awareness to this important cause. About the Hollywood CRA The Downtown District of the Hollywood, Florida CRA was created in 1979, and the Beach District of the Hollywood, Florida CRA, in 1997. Since then, the Hollywood CRA has been committed to stimulate private investment and economic growth, upgrade infrastructure and public spaces, mobilize community stakeholders, partner with the City of Hollywood and other government agencies and provide leadership for the CRA Districts. Well on its way to becoming one of South Florida’s premier destinations for tourists, businesses and residents alike, Hollywood boasts a lively and vibrant downtown scene along with a popular, inviting and accessible beach community. For more information on events in Downtown Hollywood, or on Hollywood Beach, or on opening a business in the CRA districts, please contact the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) at 954-924-2980 or visit www.hollywoodcra.org


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Ask Dr. Ron:

“Acquiring herpes is not age-specific” Last week I received a call from a good friend of mine. He is a handsome elegant man in his mid-seventies, cultured, talented, and with a robust personality who stills desires female companionship. Since his wife’s death a few years ago, he had abstained from any romantic, or sexual relationships, until a few months ago. When he met a beautiful woman in her late sixties. Both of them were hungry for intimacy, and after a couple of dates, they had sex. Unfortunately my friend did not have any protection and they had unprotected sex. He called me to tell me he was diagnosed with genital herpes, a sexually transmitted virus that has no permanent cure. Distraught, and feeling like he had acquired a bitter lifesentence, he feels that his chances of now finding a new companion is all but finished, because his ethics dictate that he would have to inform a potentially transmissible illness. Being the good, kind man he truly is…he said “Ron, please write an article about this and warn others. Let other seniors know they are not immune to sexually transmitted diseases, any more than younger people are”…. Folks, more single seniors are having sexual relations than ever before. Thanks to a more liberal social environment, a longer lifespan, and new medications that facilitate sexual arousal and performance, people in their 70’s and even 80’s are enjoying sexually active life-styles, even after divorce or death of a spouse…, and as far as I’m concerned, that is a wonderful thing…But many seniors just do not pay the proper attention to the associated risks of having sex with a new partner. In fact, one study showed that people over 60 are 1/6 less likely to use a condom than people in their twenties. Whether it be because the concern about pregnancy is not an issue, or that complacency sets in after many years of safe sexual activity with one mate, seniors are taking more chances than they should. On the more comforting note, if one does contract herpes, it does not necessarily mean an end to a life of intimacy. There are many new medications, and natural remedies, that can help control outbreaks. Most important is to finding a knowledgeable medical doctor who can offer effective treatment. - Dr. Ron Dr. Ron is in private practice in Hallandale, Fl. You can contact Dr. Ronald J. Schlossberg. PsyD. (Licensed Clinical Psychologist) by mail 1250 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd Suite 905. Hallandale, Fl. 33009. By phone (954) 270 4226, or email at askdocron@aol.com

The Trust Fund Money Has Already Been Spent By: Allen W. Smith, Ph.D. The Social Security trust fund is empty. The money that is alleged to be in the trust fund has already been spent by the government for non-Social Security purposes. This basic truth has been stated repeatedly by public officials who are in a position to know. On March 16, 2011, Sen. Tom Coburn, ROkla., said during a Senate speech, “Congresses under both Republican and Democrat control, both Republican and Democrat presidents, have stolen money from Social Security and spent it. The money’s gone. It’s been used for another purpose.” House Speaker John Boehner unintentionally let the cat out of the bag on Oct. 6, 2013 when he said on ABC’S This Week, “It’s not like there’s money in Social Security or Medicare. The government, over the past 30 years, has spent it all.” The government doesn’t have $2.7 trillion stashed away for paying Social Security benefits to the baby boomers. It doesn’t even have enough money to pay full benefits for 2014 without borrowing from China or one of our other creditors. Even President George W. Bush acknowledged the awful truth about the trust fund on April 5, 2005 during a speech at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. “There is no trust fund, just IOUs that I saw firsthand that future generations will pay — will pay for either in higher taxes, or reduced benefits, or cuts to other critical government programs,” he said. The IOUs in the trust fund are an accounting record of how much Social Security money has been spent for other things. They are

not marketable bonds, like those held by China and our other creditors. They cannot be used to pay benefits and they cannot be converted into cash. The fact that the government spent all of the surplus Social Security revenue on non-Social Security programs is a shocking, almost unbelievable, fact. But still, it is a fact, proven by the federal budget numbers. None of the surplus Social Security revenue was saved. Let me show you how to verify this fact for yourself. Go to the statistical tables in Appendix B of the 2013 Economic Report of the President. Table B-78 displays data for total government receipts and outlays for each year from 1946 through 2013. The third column of the table presents the actual surplus or deficit for each year. If the government had saved $2.7 trillion of its revenue for Social Security during this period, it would be clearly visible in the budget numbers. We would see $2.7 trillion more in government receipts than what the government spent for the period. But, when we add up all the receipts and outlays for

the period, 1984-2009, we find that the total revenue of the government for the period was $39.7 trillion. The total expenditures for the period were $45.3 trillion. The inescapable fact is that the government spent $5.6 trillion more than it took in for the years 1984-2009. The government clearly did not save any money during the period for Social Security, or for anything else. The government spent all of its own revenue, plus the $2.7 trillion in surplus Social Security revenue, plus $2.9 trillion of additional money borrowed from the public. Government officials and members of Congress know that the Social Security trust fund holds nothing but worthless IOUs. They also know that, since 2010, the government has been unable to pay full Social Security benefits from the payroll tax alone. One potential solution would be for the government to repay its $2.7 trillion debt to Social Security. If that were done, Social Security would no longer have urgent, short-run problems. It would be able to pay

full benefits for another 20 years without any other action. But many members of Congress have no intention of repaying the looted money, now or ever. Doing so would require tax increases. Instead, they are advocating cutting Social Security benefits so the looted money will not have to be repaid. Despite the fact that Congress, the president and other government officials know the trust fund money has been spent, most members of the public do not have a clue. Most people continue to believe that the trust fund holds $2.7 trillion in real marketable bonds. That false message is frequently reinforced with false statements issued by the Social Security Administration, AARP and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare. The government has misled the public to believe that the Social Security surplus was being saved and invested over a 30-year period, during which all of the surplus revenue was being channeled into the general fund and used as general revenue. Copyright 2014 Allen W. Smith About Allen W. Smith, Ph.D.: Allen W. Smith, author of “SOCIAL SECURITY: Will It Be There For You?” (http:// tinyurl.com/lu5f7aa), has devoted much of his adult life to promoting economic education. He taught economics for 30 years before retiring from Eastern Illinois University in 1998 to become a full-time writer. “Understanding Inflation and Unemployment,” Smith’s first book, became an alternate selection of Fortune Book Club when it was published in 1976. “Understanding Economics,” (Random House; 1986), was used in more than 600 schools in 48 states. In recent years, Smith has focused his research and writing on government finance and Social Security.


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Qualifying for Seats 1 and 2 on the Hallandale Beach City Commission begins at noon Monday, June 16 Qualifying for Seats 1 and 2 on the Hallandale Beach City Commission begins at noon Monday, June 16 and runs through noon Friday, June 20. When qualifying, each candidate must designate the specific seat they are seeking. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. Currently, Seat 2 is held by Commissioner Leo Grachow, who was appointed in May to fill the unexpired term of former Vice Mayor Alexander Lewy; Seat 1 is held by City Commissioner Anthony Sanders. The seats are four-year terms on the City Commission. If you are considering running for the November election, Broward County Supervisor of Elections Dr. Brenda Calhoun Snipes will hold a

candidate workshop for candidates and campaign treasurers today, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Voting Equipment Center, 1501 NW 4th Avenue, Lauderhill. Through a referendum vote to amend the City’s Charter, the electorate approved the assignment Commission seat numbers when new Commissioners were sworn in on Nov. 19, 2012. In the past, commission candidates ran at-large and the top vote getters were seated to the vacancies. Under the Charter change, candidates must designate which seat they are seeking. In this election, candidates must designate if they seek Seat 1 or Seat 2. The candidate collecting the most votes for a specific seat will be elected to

that sat. In prior elections, the runner-up won the other open seat. Also, one seat could have multiple challengers and the other seat could be uncontested. To qualify, candidates must have lived within the City continuously for at least the past year. Qualification paperwork can be submitted to the City Clerk at City Hall from noon, Monday, June 16, through noon, Friday, June 20. The City Clerk’s office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and is located on the second floor of City Hall, 400 S. Federal Highway. For more information visit the City Clerk’s website, www.cohb.org/cityclerk or call, 954-4571340.

Technology Helped City Engage Residents Technology helped the City of Hallandale Beach engage more than 10 times the residents who would normally turn out for the annual Citywide Budget Awareness Town Hall Meeting last Thursday. The City’s innovative Telephone Town Hall Meeting brought the budget briefing to home

telephones and computers of City residents. Annually, City Manager Renee Miller hosts several budget meetings with residents to present the planned revenues and expenses for the coming fiscal year. Meetings are held in the neighborhoods in February or March, and a

Citywide wrap-up budget presentation is held in May. At the quadrant and Citywide meetings, about 20 to 30 residents turned out to hear the presentation and ask questions. Through the Telephone Town Hall Meeting, telephone participation peaked at about 300 residents and while 30

residents watched the budget PowerPoint slides and participated online. Participants were able to ask questions live on the telephone or submit questions online. To listen to a live recording of the Telephone Town Hall Meeting, please visit www.cohb.org/tthm.

City Manager Miller will complete the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget and present it to the City Commission for two days of workshops in August, followed by two public hearings, one each at 6 p.m., on Monday, Sept. 15, and Monday, Sept. 29. The City must approve a budget each year prior to October 1.


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SUMMER SNACKS THAT POP (Family Features) Whether you’re gathering the neighborhood kids for a backyard celebration or going on a weekend hike with family, you can make fueling up for the fun easy with snacks the whole family can enjoy. Everyone loves popcorn, and this tasty treat is easy to incorporate into a wide range of nibbles perfect for summer. Popcorn’s wholesome taste makes it an excellent partner to ingredients that tease your taste buds with flavors that are sweet, salty or even zesty. Creating a delicious trail mix to carry on an adventurous hike is a cinch when you combine fresh popcorn with your favorite sweet dried fruits and lightly salted nuts. Or, if you’re staying closer to home, use popcorn treats as a more nutritious alternative to traditional party desserts. Each of these recipes features freshly popped popcorn paired with common ingredients that appeal to both kids and adults for summery snacks that are big on both flavor and fun. For more creative recipes that give some pop to your summer, visit www.popcorn.org.

Sweet N Salty Popcorn Pretzel Sticks Yield: 6 sticks • 6 tablespoons peanut butter • 6 large pretzel rods • 3 cups popped popcorn • Sugar sprinkles • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips (optional) Spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter over each pretzel, leaving a two-inch “handle” without peanut butter. Press and roll popcorn onto peanut butter to coat. Sprinkle with sugar

sprinkles. For optional chocolate drizzle, place chocolate chips in small sealable plastic bag and seal. Microwave 30 seconds or until chocolate is melted. Clip a small corner from the bag and squeeze to drizzle chocolate over the popcorn. Sprinkle with additional sugar sprinkles. Allow the chocolate to harden before serving. Chili Lime Popcorn Snack Mix Yield: 1 quart • 1 quart popped popcorn • 1 teaspoon Brewer’s yeast powder • 1 teaspoon lime juice • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 300∞F. Spread popcorn on baking sheet. Sprinkle yeast powder, lime juice, chili powder and salt over popcorn. Heat about seven minutes and toss just before serving. Serve warm. Blueberry & Pomegranate Power Bars Yield: 12 bars • 8 cups popped popcorn • 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats • 1 cup dried blueberries • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds • 1/2 cup toasted and coarsely chopped whole natural almonds • 2/3 cup honey • 2/3 cup light brown sugar • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine • 6 ounces melted bittersweet chocolate Line 13-by-9-inch pan with foil; spray with cooking spray. Combine popcorn, oats, blueberries, pomegranate seeds and almonds in large bowl. Combine honey, brown sugar and

butter in small saucepan. Cook over low heat to boiling; boil two minutes. Pour over popcorn mixture and mix thoroughly. Using damp hands, press mixture firmly into the prepared pan. Refrigerate until firm, about two hours. Cut into 12 bars. Dip bottoms of the bars into the melted chocolate. Place on wax paper-lined pan. Store in a tight covered container in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Popcorn S’mores Yield: 20 pieces • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine • 1/2 cup corn syrup • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda • 10 cups freshly popped popcorn • 1 package (10 1/2 ounces) miniature marshmallows • 2 cups mini graham cookies (Teddy Bears) • 1 cup chocolate chips

Popcorn Trail Mix Yield: 5 cups • 1 quart air popped popcorn • 6 ounces diced, dried fruit (apricots, apples, etc.) • 8 ounces raisins Place freshly popped popcorn in large bowl. Add diced fruit and raisins. Toss popcorn and fruit until combined thoroughly. Note: Add whatever fixings your family enjoys: dried fruits, seeds, nuts, etc.

Combine brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in medium saucepan. Cook over high heat for five minutes; remove from heat and stir in baking soda. Combine popcorn and marshmallows in large bowl. Pour sugar mixture over popcorn to coat. Gently stir in graham cookies and chocolate chips. Spread mixture evenly into greased 15-by-10-inch pan. Let cool completely, then break into pieces. Store in airtight container.


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