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A Cultural Experience: Sunny Isles Beach Plans Monthly Trips Join in the fun with your friends or make some new ones next month and experience some of South Florida’s most exciting cultural venues. The
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Dreaming a Little Dream of His By Marylynne Newmark
For local boy Preston C. Howell, the past week-and-a-half must have seemed like a dream come true after all four chairs turned for him on the blind audition of “The Voice”. He belted out the silky provocative voice of a crooner from the forties and wowed the judges and the audience with his jazz-like version of the 1931 hit “Dream a Little Dream of Me”. The amazing thing is that Preston Howell is only fourteen years old with classic good looks that make him seem older in a very sophisticated way. The judges loved him, likening him to Michael Buble. Each judge, Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend and Gwen Stefani heaped praises on him and made tremendous overtures to Preston to select him or her to be his coach.
Referring to his age, Blake Shelton said, “You’re either born with a voice like that, or you’re not. And for you, being born with that was not so long ago!” John Legend applauded him for “taking on a music standard that most people would not have the ‘kahones’ to do.” Gwen Stefani asked, “How can you be only 14 with a voice like that? My son is 13 and his voice is like this,” as she made gargling, cracked sounds. Kelly Clarkson yelled “I love you!” and said she wanted to take Preston home to be his parent. After much cajoling, Preston chose John Legend to be his coach and mentor. “You made the right choice,” tweeted a fan later that evening. “John will lead you on the right path.” Preston was born into music. He grew up singing along with his dad, Paul Howell, who sang professionally for a short while, but now “sings every day, usually in his closet along with the Smule app”, jokes Preston’s mom. She reports that at the age of four, Preston began mimicking his dad, singing all types of music. While very young, Preston took a liking to ballads by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis. Hits like “Fly Me ToThe Moon” and “That’s Amore” were his favorites. ”It was about that time that Michael Buble became popular and
The Humane Society of Greater Miami has launched an important fundraising effort that will enable the organization to take in and treat even more of the community’s homeless animals. The $1.5 million initiative will be allocated for expansion of the Humane Society’s facility, a project that began in 2017 and is set to break ground in 2020. As Miami-Dade’s pet homelessness problem continues to be a prominent issue, the Humane Society’s capacity to assist remains limited. As an adoption guarantee facility, the Humane Society is able to provide shelter and care for hundreds of dogs and cats while they wait for their permanent home, no matter how long it takes. However, once there is no more space in the facility, they are no longer able to take in additional animals. By adding space that will be dedicated to taking in pets who need extended time at
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RELIEF FOR A BASEBALL ICON Bucky Dent’s Cataract Surgery is a Homerun at Braverman Eye Center While Bucky Dent is most famous for his home run in a tiebreaker game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park at the end of the 1978 regular season, this south Florida native has done so much during his 67 years. As a former football and baseball standout at Hialeah High in the late 1960’s, Dent’s career has truly been filled with more ups than downs – and being part of the historic New York Yankee organization for decades – he cherishes every moment. But as much as he has been “Superman” to so many baseball
fans throughout the years, Dent is just like all of us when it comes to his eyesight, and when he had cataract surgery on March 12, it brought relief from years of vision that wasn’t so perfect. His visit to the spacious, state of the art, Braverman Eye Center in Hollywood for an initial consultation, brought smiles and plenty of optimism about his vision and how it could be corrected. “My eye doctor back in Connecticut felt that I needed cataract surgery, and because of my home here in south Florida, immediately suggested Dr. (Stanley) Braverman,” Dent
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recalled. “From the first time I went for the consultation, it was amazing. Dr. Braverman and his staff went over everything with me.” Like anyone when it comes to having anything to do with the eyes, Dent was obviously concerned, but that meeting with Dr. Braverman eased all of that. Dent has been wearing glasses for years, and because his vision was getting blurry and he was having a tough time seeing, the surgery was needed to keep up that quality lifestyle. Because of his busy schedule, still working with the
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Yankees, his plan was to do the first one in March, which was successful, and then come back later on and get the other eye done. “I can tell you this, within the first few days of the surgery – when things started to come together – it was amazing how
clearly I was seeing. Because the other eye needs to have the same procedure done, you can see the difference.” As for the surgery, it could not have gone better. Dent was pleased. He is looking forward to Braverman, Page 2B
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COMMUNITY EVENTS If you would like to submit an announcement for our “Community Events” listing in the print and digital edition, please call our office at: (954) 458-0635 or via e-mail: SFSUNTIMES@aol.com. The cost per week is: $25.00 for approximately 5 lines. For a complete listing of all Community Events, please check out our web-site at: southfloridasuntimes.com. Also, follow us on Facebook at: facebook.com/sfsuntimes. • Unlimited Solar Ribbon Cutting Celebration - Come join the Hallandale Beach Chamber of Commerce on October 22 at 4pm for the Largest Solar Commercial Project in Florida. Open to Chamber Members, and Community Officials. Refreshments and lite bites will be served. Venue: MegaCenter 1000 Pembroke Road Hallandale Beach Fl 33023. RSVP: email@example.com. • Halloween Monster Mash Bash - Join the NMB Chamber Tuesday Oct. 29th, there will be music with a DJ, and complimentary drinks and appetizers from 6-9pm at St. Forts Funeral Home, 16480 NE 19th Ave. in NMB 33162. RSVP: chamber@NMBchamber.com. • Rotary Club of Hallandale Beach Aventura The group meets every Wednesday at 12:15. Please call for current location 954454-2080 or email RotaryClubHallandale Aventura@gmail.com. • Ribbon Cutting RiSE Dispensary - October 10, 2019 5:00 – 7:00pm. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 308 N. Federal Hwy. in
Hallandale Beach, and is free & open to Hallandale Beach Chamber Members & the community. For more info please visit www.hallandalebeachchamber.org. • Business After Hours - October 15, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00pm. Join the Chamber for the Business After Hours at the Hampton Inn in Hallandale Beach, 1000 S. Federal Hwy. Online Payment $10 Members $15.00 Guests (non-refundable unless canceled 24 hours before event). At the Door, $15.00 Members $20.00 Guests. For more info www.hallandalebeachchamber.org. • Veterans Barbecue - Make plans to attend the City of Hollywood’s annual Veterans Barbecue that will be held on Monday November 11th 2019 at 12:00 p.m. in beautiful Topeekeegee Yugnee (TY) Park (Pavilion #12). This picnic-style occasion is put together to honor local Hollywood veterans and active service members in celebration of Veterans Day. Military identification will be requested for free Park entrance and admittance to the barbecue. Please call: (954) 921-3404 for more info and to reserve attendance.
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Monthly Trips From Page 1A basis when full payment is made. Reservations are NOT accepted by telephone, but can be made online at sibflchs.net, or in-person at Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road or the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue. When making a reservation for a cultural event trip, upon verification of residence, a maximum of four tickets may be purchased by one participant. Here are the next two scheduled cultural trips in November, so sign up today and join the fun. Sawgrass Mills Mall Tuesday, November 5 9:30 am - 5 pm Have a fun day of shopping at the only place where you can get hundreds of designer brands for less. With over 300 stores, 2 food courts, several restaurants, a game room and a movie theater, there is something for everyone. Outlets include Bloomingdale’s, Coach, Michael Kors, as well as several more specialty and designer stores. The bus departs the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center at 9:30 am. Patrons will meet at a designated mall location at 4 pm to return to Sunny Isles Beach. The bus arrives back to the Government Center at approximately 5 pm. Heavy walking is required.
Tickets are $10; $5 with a valid Cityissued SIB Resident ID Card. The trip price includes transportation only. Tickets may be purchased at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, Pelican Community Park, or online. Escape to Margaritaville Tuesday, November 19 6:45 pm - 11 pm A change in attitude is headed to your latitude at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all – and stay to find something they never expected. This hilarious and heartwarming musical presents the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers – Jimmy Buffett. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” So, don’t let the party start without you. The bus departs the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center at 7 pm. Showtime is 8 pm. The bus arrives back to the Government Center at approximately 11 pm. Moderate walking is required. Tickets are $45; $40 with a valid Cityissued SIB Resident ID Card. Ticket price includes transportation to and from the Broward Center and admission. Tickets may be purchased at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, Pelican Community Park, or online. For more information on any particular event, please call Cultural & Community Services at 305.792.1706.
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The $1.5 million initiative will be allocated for expansion of the Humane Society’s facility, a project that began in 2017 and is set to break ground in 2020.
Soffer Famliy From Page 1A the shelter due to medical needs or other processing requirements, they will be able to give even more homeless dogs and cats in need the extra care that they require and a chance at a happy and healthy life with a loving family. “This project will allow us to save more dogs and cats than ever by increasing the amount of space we have available to pull animals from local open-admit shelters, thus keeping them off the streets,” says Executive Director, Laurie Hoffman. “We need to create more room to receive animals,” Hoffman adds. “The additional space would allow us to quarantine and treat them should they get sick, and in the event that the disease contracted is contagious, we need to have the ability to isolate them from the rest of the shelter animals in order to ensure every pet’s excellent health. This project will be crucial in helping us achieve
those goals.” Not only will the expansion allow the Humane Society to take in more animals than ever before, it will help them take in even more large dogs. Large dogs (dogs over 40 pounds) make up more than half of the organization’s canine population. The overabundance of large breed dogs is not a problem unique to this Miami shelter, but is present in animal shelters and rescue groups throughout South Florida. Labradors, Bulldogs, Shepherds and other large breed mixes enter shelters daily and unfortunately, there is not always space to take them all in. The new wing will allow the organization to take in twice the amount of large dogs, which they hope over time will lead to a notable reduction in the number of big dogs roaming the streets. Additionally, the Humane Society will be able to help open-admit shelters around the community by pulling animals from their facilities and caring for them in the newly created space; thus, saving more lives. Not only will this project
expand the capacity of the shel- ades and they have been active Miami,” says Brooke Soffer. ter, it will also help improve the partners with the organization “After two years of planning, we quality of life of the adoptable throughout the design process are eager to see this dream dogs waiting for their forever and fundraising planning phases come to life and give so many homes. A more enriching envi- for this new wing. In addition to dogs, cats, kittens and puppies a ronment will be constructed for this extraordinary support, the second chance at a better life.” current shelter residents by taking part of the extension and using it to build an indoor dog park. The benefits of an indoor recreational area in the hot city of Miami are immense and will give the dogs more opportunities for enrichment while in the shelter – despite the ever-changing weather. This means that, in addiYou can make a donation to the expansion project by visiting tion to their regular daily www.humanesocietymiami.org/donate or by calling 305-749-1816. walks with their highly trained staff and volunteers, the dogs will also have more time for playtime family played a critical and The Humane Society of Greater and exercise which will, in turn, instrumental role in building the Miami now asks for help from significantly reduce the anxiety organization’s 27,000 sq. foot animal lovers from the community present in many shelter pets. home – the Soffer and Fine to help support this very important The expansion project was Adoption Center, which originally and life-saving project. You can made possible and accelerated opened in 2005. “The Soffer fam- make a donation to the expansion by a significant leadership gift ily is thrilled and honored to be a project by visiting www.humane from the Soffer family. The family part this worthwhile project and societymiami.org/donate or by has supported the Humane the very important work of the calling 305-749-1816. Society for more than two dec- Humane Society of Greater
Howell From Page 1A his Christmas album became Preston’s favorite,” added his mom. When Preston was eight, the family wanted to encourage his obvious talent. So, after a search for the right fit, his parents enrolled him in a musical theatre group in Davie called Broadway Kids. He continued with them for four years, eventually becoming a member of their Star Performers specialty group that participated in community events, theater shows, and dance competitions. About the same time, Preston landed one of his most cherished roles as Gavroche in “Les
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Miserables” at the Pembroke Pines Theater of the Performing Arts (PPTOPA). He spent four summers performing in professional productions there that included “Les Miserables”, “Mary Poppins”. “Little Mermaid” and “In The Heights”. For the past two years, Preston has been a student at Area Stage
Company in Coral Gables, a local conservatory that trains young professionals on everything involving musical theatre. During that time, he was cast in two major lead roles, as Tommy Ross in “Carrie the Musical” and as Jimmy Smith in “Millie the Musical”. In 2018, Scott Hoying and Ben Bram. the crea-
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tors of Pentatonix, held an open casting for a young acapella group they were creating, calling it AcaPop. After four auditions, Preston was cast as the male bass of the group. Acapop has been recording and filming several music videos, to be released soon. Preston also is the singer in Miami Squadz, a
song and dance group of super talented kids who Preston met while filming music videos. Over the past two years, Miami Squadz has been in demand to perform in local fund-raising events for Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Special Olympics and Boys and Girls Club of Broward. Preston currently is a sophomore at Florida Christian School in Miami. He has been in the choir program there since the third grade under the direction of musical director Jeanine Stemmer. With her encouragement, he stuck to performing and has been a member of his church band at Christ Covenant Church. Preston is very serious about his singing. He takes every advantage to learn and better himself. For the past three summers, he has participated in an intensive three-week program with the Broadway Artist Intensive in West Palm Beach. Music is his priority, and he hopes one day to “really make it” as a jazz pop soloist. He says that he truly connects with jazz. “I love all music as an outlet for my emotions and feelings,” says Preston. “It’s how my spirit takes wings and soars to unfathomable heights.” His next appearance on The Voice will be in a highy competitive round called
“The Battle”, in which Preston will be paired with one of the other members of Team Legend during which they sing the same song together, but one must outshine the other to avoid elimination. Of course, the one who gets eliminated is up for grabs by one of the other judges. Preston’s “battle” has not been scheduled yet, as more blind auditions are still on schedule. However, you can be sure he is using this time wisely, to wow them all over again. He’s already off to a great start. Social media caught fire immediately, and fans are brewing up a storm on Twitter. The Voice, season 17, airs every Monday and Tuesday night on NBC at 9 PM. Aside from introducing new talent to the world, and offering them the opportunity to be coached by at least one of the country’s top singing sensations, one of these musical candidates has the opportunity to win $100,000 and a record deal. The show is also highly competitive for the judges, who all want their candidate to win, since they receive a cash award to be donated to their favorite charity as well as the glory of the win. Good Luck, Preston! We’re all rooting for our local signing sensation. Live that dream!
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Nevada Street Parking Garage on Hollywood Beach Now Open It’s official! The new Nevada St. Parking Garage on Hollywood Beach is now open to the public. The official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony took place on Monday at the new garage located between Nebraska and Nevada Streets along A1A and North Surf Road. The new garage features 304 public parking spaces, public restrooms on the ground floor, and Pay-By-Plate & ParkMobile options. These high-tech features, along with eco-friendly options like four electric charging stations helped earn the new parking garage a Green Garage Certification, which recognizes high-performing, sustainable garages. Certified green garages offer increased energy efficiency, reduced environmental impact, improved parking space management, integrated mobility solutions and technologies, enhanced performance and save money in operational costs. The ribbon cutting ceremony included introductions by Raelin Storey, Director of the Office of Communications, Marketing & Economic Development, followed by remarks from Hollywood Mayor Josh Levy, District 1 Commissioner Caryl Shuham, Executive Director of the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency Jorge Camejo and Chris Long, COO at Kaufman Lynn Construction.
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How We Can Continue To Grow Positively By Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Adams
The year is winding down, coming to a slow end. This is the time to reflect on the changes that have been made and how we can continue to grow positively as a City. When coming together amazing things are possible. This past weekend Gulfstream Park and others held its Pink, Pride, Stride walk/run to bring awareness to a great cause. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women. Most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. Therefore, a mammogram, the screening test for breast cancer, can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. The walk/run included informative booths and survivors of the disease. While there I was able to meet two courageous survivors Roxy and Cora of cancer which showed the importance of the preventive measure we must take. The pair outwalked me during the event which showed the strength of these women. Although you may not be directly affected by the disease lending a helping hand and giving support means a lot not only to the individual but to our community as we are a whole. The walk/run through the famous Gulfstream Park started at gates and ended in Pegasus Park, where there was food, drinks, giveaways, contests and more. Water was provided every half a mile to ensure the well-being of all participants.
Before the walk/run one of the fitness coaches from the Hallandale Orange Theory warmed up the crowd with stretches and quick movements to prepare everyone for the walk/run. All registration proceeds went to the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation to continue its efforts to combat the illness. Max Costanzo, made a generous donation of $5000 to the cause which I personally thank him for. Companies and organizations such as the Beach Walk (Jorge and John), Signarama (Alex and Adrianna), and the Rotary Club play major roles in our community and contributed to the event as well. To continue to show our support the City Hall along with neighborhood land marks such as the Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue Station 90 and The Village at Gulfstream Park will shine pink to raise awareness. Together we can make amazing things happen! La Hacienda Farmers Market has opened its doors for business located at 1700 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd at the RK Shopping Center across from Winn Dixie. The 5,000 square-foot second location is a beautiful store which sells nothing but the freshest produce and goodies alike. The products and fruits are always locally sourced from the South Florida neighborhoods to ensure the freshest products. The store not only pledges to provide top quality but also at reasonable prices. With a sharp feeling of their market, La Hacienda Farmers Market includes Kosher items, Israeli and Hispanic items as well. Be sure to stop by and get
your organic fresh items. On October 1st, 2019 Miami Spine and Performance held its ribbon cutting for the new addition to our City. The office is located at 1250 East Hallandale Beach Blvd. Suite 305 Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009. I was delighted to be apart this new addition. Miami Spine and Performance goal is to fill the void of uncertainty and inconsistent care. Each patient is given undivided attention to ensure all aspects are covered to properly provide services. Miami Spine and Performance is fortunate enough to treat professional athletes across multiple sports, working professionals, youth athletes and families. Doctors at the office specialize in musculoskeletal care and work with all types of injuries including back, neck, knee and shoulder pain as well as sports injuries and chronic pain. The overall goal is to aide in the well-being of our residents and others. We are excited about this new addition and look forward to the positivity that they will bring to our community. Welcome to the City of Hallandale Beach! I’m always open to hear the opinions and feedback from our community. A great way to get your voices heard is at our next Commission Meeting on October 11, 2019, at 5:30 PM in the City’s Commission Chambers. If you are unavailable to attend, I can be reached at (954) 457-1318. Be sure to follow us on all social media platforms for all up to date information. As always Enjoy our wonderful City and Be safe!
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Braverman Eye Center is located at: 1050 N. Federal Highway, Hollywood, Florida 33020.
Braverman From Page 1A getting the other eye done and cannot recommend Dr. Braverman and the Braverman Eye Center enough. Said Dr. Braverman, “Bucky had a great result from the surgery. He is 20/ 20 with no correction!” “The experience was tremendous and there was NOT a step that wasn’t explained,” said Dent, who also had his astigmatism corrected at the same time as the cataract surgery. “It certainly makes my daily life a lot easier.” DENT’S GAME 163 HOMER Dent’s unlikely homer 41 years ago is one of the most famous plays in history. The bat he used to clear the Monster wasn’t his own. Teammate Mickey Rivers, another south Florida prospect (Miami Northwestern) noticed that Dent’s bat had a crack in the
handle, and so he lent his lumber to Dent midway through his pivotal plate appearance. Dent is the only player to homer in a one-game tiebreaker out of the No. 9 spot in the lineup. He hit out of the ninth spot in all but 12 of his appearances during the 1978 campaign. He wasn’t the only player who homered that day at Fenway. Future Hall of Famers Carl Yastrzemski and Reggie Jackson also had homers as well, with Jackson’s eighth-inning solo homer proving to be the difference in the one-run contest.
Dent’s moment in the sun didn’t end in the tiebreaker. After a quiet ALCS performance against the Royals, he hit .417 (10-for-24) with seven RBIs to claim World Series MVP honors in the Yankees’ six-game triumph over the Dodgers. For the baseball fans who watched him play from the day he was drafted in 1970 by the Chicago White Sox in the first round, you will be happy to know that Russell “Bucky” Dent is doing well – and seeing better than ever. WHAT ARE CATARACTS? A cataract is formed when the natural lens of the eye, responsible for focusing light and producing sharp images, becomes cloudy and hardens, resulting in a loss of visual function. The lens of the eye is clear at birth but is one of the first parts of the body to show the effects of aging. A cataract is painless and usually develops gradually over several months or years. The onset of a
cataract in one or both eyes may cause decreased night vision, impaired depth perception, and increased color distortion. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among adults age 55 and older. In fact, poor vision from cataracts affects 60 percent of all adults over age 60. However, cataracts also can result from injury, heredity, or medications, so they can affect people of all ages. Understanding that no two conditions or patients are the same, Dr. Braverman analyzes the patient’s symptoms, per-
forms a comprehensive eye exam, and may test for glare disability and contrast sensitivity before making a diagnosis. The final decision to proceed with the surgery belongs to the patient. Your optometrist or Dr. Braverman may prescribe glasses, medication or surgery depending on your symptoms, complaints and age. Usually surgery will not be recommended until glasses no longer work to make you visually happy. In the case of clear lensectomy surgery, the patient cosmetically wants to get rid of their glasses, but they are out of the LASIK treatment range. CATARACT SURGERY: WHAT TO EXPECT Thanks to new advancements, this is a great time to have cataract surgery. Your eye is like a camera. It has photographic paper (the retina), and a camera lens. Two excellent options exist for cataract surgery. The choice is yours. Traditional Cataract Surgery is the removal of your cloudy natural camera lens, which is usually dissolved using high frequency ultrasound through a small (less than 3 millimeter) opening. If your eye qualifies, the second option, Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery can now be done using state of the art Femtosecond Laser technology to assist with parts of the cataract surgical procedure, including softening up the cloudy camera lens. This Femtosecond Laser Assisted Surgery reduces the amount of high frequency ultrasound needed. Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery takes a delicate procedure and refines it even more, so that the surgical precision is unparalleled. The computer-guided accuracy of the laser compliments your doctor’s skills with today’s latest technology. An artificial man made clear lens is then placed inside the eye
where the cloudy lens used to be. There are several types of high quality premium vision lenses that can be used, giving you potentially better results than with a standard basic lens. After the surgery, eye drops are given to the patient to aid in the healing of the eye, which takes a few months, but the patient is able to return to normal activity almost immediately after surgery and usually sees well within just days. If the eye is otherwise healthy, cataract surgery is successful in more than 98% of patients and they enjoy improved vision after the procedure. Cataract surgery continues to improve. Recent developments include no-stitch surgery, topical anesthesia, surgical correction of astigmatism, new upgraded premium lens designs, Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery, and Dr. Braverman’s newly trademarked LACE™ procedure. The LACE™ procedure, if you are deemed a candidate, can nearly always guarantee that the patient will need no glasses for distance vision, and no glasses for distance or near vision if a multifocal lens implant is used. At the Braverman Eye Center, we are proud to offer the advanced AMO CATALYS® Precision Laser System, for unsurpassed Femtosecond Laser Assisted cataract surgery performance. About Dr. Stanley Braverman Dr. Stanley Braverman is a Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine’s Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital/ Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He is also an Adjunct Associate Clinical Professor at the Nova Southeastern School of Optometry and the official LASIK and Cataract Surgeon for the Florida Panthers. In addition to treating patients, Dr. Braverman, a board certified ophthalmologist, has been a medical researcher, and is the inventor of several eye surgical instruments, and author of many articles for medical journals. Dr. Braverman’s newly trademarked LACE™ procedure (Laser Assisted Cataract
Extraction) provides the best possible cataract surgical results. He has lectured at professional meetings about upgraded lens implants, advanced cataract surgery and LASIK, both nationally and internationally. He has been recognized by Newsweek Magazine as one of the Fifteen Leaders in Laser Eye Surgery in 2011, and recently co-authored a book on Z-Lasik that is being distributed internationally. You can find it on Amazon.com. An initial cataract or LASIK consultation can be scheduled by calling the Braverman Eye Center at: (954) 458-2112 or (305) 374-8694. For additional information please contact Regina Vasquez, Surgical Coordinator for cataract surgery, or Rosemary Hartford, LASIK surgery Coordinator, or visit the Braverman Eye Center website at www.bravermaneyecenter .com - where you can watch a video of cataract or LASIK surgery and learn more about all of the latest advances in cataract surgery and upgraded lens implants, as well as LASIK Surgery, including Near-Far Multifocal PresbyLASIK, for patients over 40 years old who require glasses for both distance and near vision. In addition to Dr. Stanley Braverman, a Refractive Cataract and LASIK Laser Vision Correction surgeon, your other subspecialty eye care needs can also be evaluated and treated. On staff at the Braverman Eye Center are Rashid Taher MD FACS and Tirso Lara MD FACS, Vitreo-Retinal surgeons; Andre Sarraga MD FACS, Ophthalmic Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon; Aarup Kubal MD FACS, Complex Glaucoma Specialist and Corneal Surgeon; Eric Ciliberti MD, NeuroOphthalmologist; Alan Lane MD FACS, General Ophthalmology and Glaucoma Care; Jonathan Leon-Rosen MD FACS, Glaucoma Surgery and Oculoplastics; and Ryan Y. Hargreaves OD, Shalonda McCallum OD and Youssef Choucair OD. All sub-specialist surgeons at the Braverman Eye Center are Board Certified.
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Friends of T.Y. Park - Jazz in the Park, Cardboard Boat Race, Hollyweird Halloween 5 & More Searching for Giants – Inflatable Art Continues Across Broward Thursday, October 10 Friday October 11 Broward County’s first ever countywide display of giant inflatable art continues is taking place through October 26th. Created by international contemporary artists, the monumental and whimsical outdoor sculptures will appear for two days each, at nine designated county libraries and parks. Check out the art calendar at www.artscalendar.com/giants for dates and locations in the cities of Hollywood, Miramar and Fort Lauderdale. The community can enjoy 19 inflatable art sculptures that include rainbows, yellow submarines, a human-size lollipop and so much more.
Hollywood Boulevard, weather permitting. Also, bring your blanket, chair and friends for Jazz in the Park, featuring Spank the Band. Jazz in the Park is free and will be held at TY Park Pavilion #12 on Friday, October 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
older, are welcome to participate when accompanied by an adult. Gloves and garbage bags are provided to all volunteers along with safety instructions. Remember to dress appropriately, wear sunscreen and bring a completed registration form with you
Location in Hollywood: Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Rd, Hollywood October 10: 12pm-8pm October 11: 10am- 6pm
ArtsPark Movie Night featuring “Secret Life of Pets 2” (PG) Friday, October 11 Max the terrier encounters canine-intolerant cows, hostile foxes and a scary turkey when he visits the countryside. Luckily for Max, he soon catches a break when he meets Rooster, a gruff farm dog who tries to cure the lovable pooch of his neuroses. “Secret Life of Pets 2” is rated PG and showtime is 8 p.m., weather permitting, admission is free and lawn seating is available. The ArtsPark at Young Circle Amphitheater is located at 1 Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood.
Cardboard Boat Race Saturday, October 12 Grab your crew and come sail away to the Cardboard Boat Race on Saturday, October 12th at the City of Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk Street in Hollywood. Pre-registered participants may build boats on site on the day of the event from 8:00 a.m. until noon, OR constructed off-site. Off-site builds must arrive by 11:00 a.m. The race begins at 1:00 p.m. Come out and watch teams compete in categories such as:
Funtastic Friday Friday, October 11 Funtastic Friday is a weekly event at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood featuring a rocking DJ spinning the tunes while kids kick-off their shoes and bounce the night away in inflatable bounce houses. Kids can also take part in guided activities including games and arts and crafts projects. Funtastic Friday is free and runs from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. each Friday at the ArtPark at Young Circle, located at US-1 and
Hollywood Beach Sweep Clean-Up Saturday, October 12th Help keep Hollywood Beach beautiful by volunteering for the Hollywood Beach Sweep CleanUp on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut Street and the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk. Volunteers meet to collect litter and cigarette butts from the sandy beach. Volunteers are asked to complete the registration form at hollywoodfl.org, search Beach Sweet. Children, ages 8 and
• Fastest Vessel • Last Boat Sailing • Most Creative Design • People’s Choice • Most Spectacular Sinking Pre-registration is closed. Registrations will be accepted on race day if space permits. For additional event information, please contact Parks and Recreation - Special Events at 954.921.3404. Mai Tai Island Miami Saturday, October 12 It’s time to Escape the Hustle and bustle of the CITY LIFE and experience the VIBES of ISLAND
LIFE. Follow @caesarsarmy on social media to find out which artists and DJs will be bringing the VIBES of the ISLANDS to you! NOTE: This event is STRICTLY 21 years and over. Mai Tai Island Miami takes place at the ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased in advance at islandetickets.com/ event/Mai-Tai-Island-MIAMI
school supply drive, which began on October 1 and continues through October 30. Donations can be brought to the Broward County Government Center Lobby, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. Donated items will be provided to families that have relocated to Broward County. Currently, more than 250 students from the Bahamas have enrolled in BCPS due to the hurricane.
SAVE THE DATE Hollyweird Halloween 5 Saturday, October 26 Ghosts, goblins and kids of all ages are heading to the 5th annual Hollyweird Halloween 5 in downtown Hollywood on Saturday, October 26th. Fun for the kids includes the interactive Trick Or Treat Street from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. with face painting, balloon twisting & live music. The kids costume contest runs from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. The Hollyweird Halloween Block Party starts at 9:00 p.m. and runs until 2:00 a.m. Dress to impress for the costume contests with $10,000 in prizes up for grabs! Multiple categories offered at each location! Live music happening at The Greek Joint, Mickey Byrnes & The Octopus Bar. Hollyweird Halloween 5 is a free event presented by The New Hibernians of Hollywood, The Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency, The Greek Joint, Mickey Byrnes, and Twin Peaks.
Below is a list of items needed for displaced students from the Bahamas in Broward County: • Book bags • (by school level, if possible) • No. 2 Pencils • Colored pencils • Pens • Pencil cases • Pencil Sharpeners • Crayons • Crayon Boxes • Glue • Glue Sticks • Markers • Loose Leaf Paper • Rulers • Spiral Notepads • Erasers • Composition Books
School Supplies For Displaced Students Broward County Government and Broward County Public Schools have partnered to collect school supplies for displaced students from the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian. Broward County Government launched this
Middle and high school students also need the following: • Binders • Calculators • 5-Subject Spiral Notebooks The donated school supplies will be distributed to students and families from the Bahamas via the District’s Welcome Center, located in the Lauderdale Manors Early Learning & Family Resource Center at 1400 NW 14th Court in Fort Lauderdale. The Welcome Center provides families with support for student registration into District schools, and once registered, connects families to school social workers and provides school supplies, uniforms, clothing, food and information on local resources. In addition, the Welcome Center offers access to a variety of health services in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Broward.
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Founders Day: The City of Aventura proudly celebrates its 24th anniversary! In honor of this important milestone, residents and members of the community are invited to enjoy a day filled with free games, music, food, arts & crafts, and activities. THE CELEBRATION When: Sunday, November 3, 2019, from noon - 5:00 p.m. Where: Founders Park, 3105 NE 190 St. Admission: FREE
Celebrate amidst stilt walkers, jugglers, characters, activities, food, and pure entertainment! Enjoy a beautiful outdoor day participating in fun games, getting creative at the interactive art and science stations, sharing excitement with little ones at Toddler Town, relaxing under the dining tents while catching a game of football on HDTVs while feasting on a bite from the fantastic food trucks, becoming dazzled by performance acts on the
community stage featuring the Aventura STAR talent competition, and much more! Please remember that alcoholic beverages and pets are not permitted. FREE PARKING • Aventura Government Center Parking Garage 19200 West Country Club Drive (just west of Founders Park) • Harbour Center Corner of NE 188 St. and NE 29 Ave. (Free Aventura Express
Shuttle Bus service will be provided between the Harbour Centre and Founders Park.) The Aventura Express is a great way to safely get to and from Founders Park. The free Aventura Express Shuttle Buses will operate a complimentary Founders Day schedule between all Aventura residential buildings and Founders Park from 11:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m.
bring the music on a CD ready to be submitted on the day of the audition. All cuts and edits must be done prior to the day of the audition. Please provide proof of current Aventura residency with your application such as: Florida Driver License or Identification Card, Voters Registration Card, electric, telephone or utility bill, mortgage deed or lease.
Aventura STAR Talent Competition The Aventura Star competition will be held on Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the City’s 24th Annual Founders Day celebration. The final event is free and open to the public. How can I compete? The brightest performing artists of all ages including (but not limited to) singers, actors, musicians, dancers, magicians, circus acts, or specialty acts are invited to open auditions as an individual or in a group of no more than five. Please complete the online audition application (cityofaventura.com), prior to the audition date. Open auditions will be held at the Community
Recreation Center located at 3375 NE 188 Street on the following dates and times:
18, a parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of the audition.
Teen Star Ages 13 - 17 Shooting Star Ages 18 - 54 Shining Star Ages 55+
Thur., Oct. 10, 2019 • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sun., Oct. 13, 2019 • noon - 2:00 p.m. Tue., Oct. 15, 2019 • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wed., Oct. 16, 2019 • noon - 2:00 p.m
Rules and Regulations Participants 18 years of age or older must sign a City of Aventura adult waiver form. Participants that are under the age of 18, a parent or legal guardian must sign the City of Aventura minor waiver form. In addition, a parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of the audition. Waiver forms will be available at the audition.
Awards for Winners First-place winners will receive a $65 gift certificate to the Aventura Mall. Second place winners will receive a $35 gift certificate to the Aventura Mall. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
Audition Requirements Each contestant (individual or group member) must be an Aventura resident and is required to complete an online audition application form (cityofaventura.com), all members of a group act must place their group name on their individual application form. If a contestant is a minor under the age of
Aventura STAR Categories Junior Star Ages 5 - 8 Rising Star Ages 9 - 12
Audition Day Please bring your completed registration and the City of Aventura waiver to the front desk at the Community Recreation Center. If you are doing a performance with music please
Competition Rules Aventura Star is open to individual and group performers. A group can consist of up to 5 participants at any Star category. Groups that participate will be placed in the appropriate age category according to the oldest member. All of the group members must complete an application, City of Aventura waiver and show proof of Aventura residency. Aventura Star is based on overall performance. Participants are only allowed to perform in one act. Contestants will be judged on the quality of performance, stage presence, talent, and audience response. All decisions made by the judges are final. Performance Guideline A sound technician is available the day of finals. Participants must have already provided CDs (with a backup on hand), marked with the name, track number and any stage directions on the day of the audition. Performances are limited to three minutes. The finals will be live and lip-syncing is not permitted. Finalists will be contacted by the phone number that is listed on the application no later than Friday, October 25, 2019. For More Information contact the Community Recreation Center at 305-466-3883.
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The Kiwanis of Northeast Miami-Dade invites the community to attend their 62nd Anniversary Gala fundraiser. Attendees will enjoy a delicious dinner, entertainment and a silent auction. The event takes place October 16th at 6:30 P.M. at the FIU Koven’s Center in North Miami. This years’ gala honors David Lawrence, Jr., Chairman of the Children’s Movement of Florida. He is also past Chairman of The Children’s Trust, and publisher of The Miami Herald. David Lawrence, Jr. is the author of a new book; A Dedicated Life: Journalism, Justice and a Chance for Every Child. He is a force who has garnered the community’s attention on the impor-
tance of early childhood education. “David Lawrence pushed hard by getting a constitutional amendment to address preschool education in Florida. He is one of the great advocates for children especially during their early formative years in the US and other countries,” said Dr. Wilbur Blechman, former president of Kiwanis International and lifetime local club member. “Our honoree is welldeserving and well-known for all of his efforts as an advocate for children. The Kiwanis is a wonderful non-profit organization that really cares about the welfare of children and creates leadership opportunities,” said Marjorie Epstein Aloni, a new
member of the club. “We emphasize the importance of early childhood education and development in a child’s formative years. The earliest relationships with caregivers can promote healthy brain development and help young children build social and emotional skills, as well as language and literacy development” says Diana Ragbeer Murray, Kiwanis Early Childhood Learning Committee Chair. Ed Margolis, President, Kiwanis of Northeast Miami Dade says “We are fortunate to have a strong Early Childhood Learning Committee whose expertise has brought an added dimension to the club’s agenda. “If serving the youth sounds like your cup of
tea; then let’s talk.” This gala is guaranteed to be a highlight on your social calendar with community activists and business leaders. Sponsors for the event include the Knight Foundation Fund at The Miami Foundation. Organizers are confident this event will attract more attention to the club’s agenda of charitable work and motto “Serving the children of the world.” Not to be missed so mark your calendars. Please reserve your seats ASAP for the Kiwanis Gala that takes place on October 16, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. at the Kovens Conference Center, Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st Steet in North Miami.
For more information and Gala RSVP please contact: Marjorie Aloni at 305-766-2976 or Milton Fisher at 786-375-1258. The cost of the gala/dinner is $75.00 per person. Go online to purchase tickets: kiwanisnemiamidade.org Kiwanis holds their bi-weekly dinner meetings the first and third Wednesday of every month at Tony Roma’s on Sunny Isles Beach. All guests are welcome.
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Family Favorites with a Blended Twist If you are raising picky eaters, there’s a cooking technique that makes some of kids’ favorite foods - like burgers and nachos - more nutritious while still tasting delicious. Mushrooms, with their inher(Family Features)
ent umami flavor, are a perfect addition to blend into meals to increase both flavor and nutrition. Chefs kicked off the trend by blending finely chopped mushrooms with meat for burgers that are flavorful, healthy and Earth-friendly, and now blended burgers are showing up in school cafeterias, supermarket meat counters and fast food drive-thrus.
“Blended entrees like burgers are a win-win-win for families wanting to eat better,” said Dayle Hayes, registered dietitian and founder of School Meals That Rock. “Mushrooms add delicious umami flavor, reduce fat and sodium in many popular dishes and kids love them.” Another fan of blending is MasterChef Junior finalist and teen chef, Evan Robinson. Robinson likes to blend with multiple varieties of mushrooms in family favorites such as tacos, burgers and stuffed peppers. “I find that blending mushrooms into some of my go-to recipes helps increase the flavor while reducing the amount of fat and sodium,” Robinson said. If you’re ready to start blending at home, it can be a simple process for introducing foods to even the pickiest of eaters. Recruit kids as kitchen helpers to tackle tasks such as wiping mushrooms clean and using their hands to blend the meat and mushrooms together.
For more family-friendly, blended recipes, visit Blenditarian.com. Blended Mushroom Nachos Recipe courtesy of Chef Evan Robinson Servings: 4 • 5 shiitake mushrooms • 5 white button mushrooms • 1 clove garlic • 1/4 cup chopped onions • 1 tablespoon Mexican meat seasoning • 10 ounces ground turkey Cheese Sauce: • 1 tablespoon butter • 1 tablespoon flour • 1 cup milk • 1 1/4 cups Mexican blend • shredded cheese • tortilla chips • salsa (optional) • guacamole (optional) • kale (optional) • romaine lettuce (optional) • tomatoes (optional) • cilantro (optional) • diced red bell peppers (optional) In blender or food processor, pulse mushrooms, garlic and onions. In large saute pan over medium-high heat, mix finely chopped mushroom mixture with seasoning and cook 2 minutes.
Add ground turkey, breaking into fine crumbles until completely cooked through. Set aside. To make cheese sauce: In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter then add flour and whisk constantly, breaking up lumps. Stir 2 minutes then add milk and continuously whisk. Stir in cheese and mix with wooden spoon. Assemble chips on serving platter; spread mushroom-meat crumble on top. Add cheese sauce and toppings like salsa, guacamole, kale, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro and diced red bell peppers, if desired. A Cooking Technique You Need to Know: Blending Blending involves mixing finely chopped mushrooms with ground meat for more nutritious, but still delicious, burgers, tacos, meatballs and more. 1. Chop your favorite mushroom variety to match the consistency of the ground meat. This can be done with a knife or food processor. 2. Blend the chopped mushrooms with the ground meat. 3. Cook with Mexican seasoning mix for tacos, marinara sauce for meaty ragu or salt and pepper for juicy, flavorful burgers.
Pizza Burgers Recipe courtesy of Chef Evan Robinson Servings: 4 • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil • 1 medium portabella mushroom, • finely chopped • 2-3 white button mushrooms, • finely chopped • 1/2 small onion • 1/2 clove garlic • 2 teaspoons Italian-style • herb seasoning • 8 ounces ground beef • salt, to taste • pizza or marinara sauce • shredded mozzarella cheese • hamburger buns In large pan over mediumhigh heat, saute extra-virgin olive oil, mushrooms, onions, garlic and herb seasoning approximately 5 minutes until vegetables are soft. Set aside and let cool to room temperature. Blend mushroom mixture with ground beef. Season with salt, to taste. Form into four patties and cook in same pan as mushroom mixture to preferred doneness. Top with dollop pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese. Cover pan to melt cheese then carefully transfer to buns.
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