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Sunny Isles Beach Adult Programs: Bring Out Your Fun Side The Sunny Isles Beach Cultural & Community Services Department offers a variety of Adult & Senior activities to bring our your fun side. Each season’s programs, including dates and

prices, are listed in the latest edition of Sunny Isles Beach Living Magazine. You can also view current program offerings at the online registration portal, activities.sibfl.net. If you prefer

not to register online, you can register in-person at Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road or the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue.

If you have already participated in a Sunny Isles Beach Cultural & Community Services programs before, and have a valid City-issued SIB (Sunny Isles Beach) Resident ID Card or a

PCP (Pelican Community Park) membership, you are already in their system. If you haven’t registered for programs and activity Programs, Page 3A

Giving Back To Our Community By Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Adams

choice stated, “we should build on Obamacare … adding a Medicare option in that plan, and not make people choose.” Of course, Obamacare caused a rise in premiums, a decrease in choice of insurance coverage, and like any large governmentrun program was prone to mismanagement and waste. Possible financing mechanisms were screaming for a deep dive. One analysis concluded that most Americans would suffer financially if M4A were implemented as proposed. An analysis by a bipartisan think tank estimated a 32 per cent increase in

I am very proud to be part of this wonderful City that continuously gives back to our community. The holiday season is the time to show gratitude and to come together as one to ensure that we all have a great holiday celebration. During the last few weeks, I have witnessed selfless acts of kindness of many people which I am very grateful for. From businesses within our City to residents and City employees, many individuals have contributed to ensuring that our community had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. The week of Thanksgiving was a week filled to giving back to our community and helping our residents. On Tuesday, November 26, Commissioner Limb-Taub gave out an early Thanksgiving dinner to an afterschool tutor program, which I was delighted to witness. The following day November 27,

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Medicare for All Facelift: The Ugly Is Still There By Marilyn M. Singleton, MD, JD

Medicare for All (M4A) retained its prominent place on the stage at the latest Democratic debate. In its purest Bernie Sanders form, concurrent with abolishing private health insurance, U.S. residents would be enrolled in “Medicare.” The program would pay for unlimited “medically necessary” health expenses, including pharmaceuticals, mental health and substance abuse treatment, vision, dental, and hearing services, and long-term care with no out-ofpocket costs. Some supporters were scared off by the $32 trillion over 10 years price tag. Not to be outdone, Elizabeth Warren’s

“I’m with Bernie” plan comes with a $52 trillion over 10 years price tag including up to $34 trillion in new government spending. Our country’s entire yearly budget is a mere $3.5 trillion. For perspective, if your salary is $40,000 per year it would take 25 million years to earn 1 trillion dollars. As M4A’s dark side emerged, the candidates distanced themselves from Berniecare. Elimination of private insurance? Whoa, Nellie! Over 156 million Americans - half the country - are covered by employer-sponsored health insurance plans and another 23 million have private individual

policies. And most of these folks like that arrangement. Then there was pushback from some unions who had excellent health insurance policies for which they had bargained and given up other perks. In the June debate the candidates raised their hands indicating they would abolish private health insurance. Now Mayor Buttigieg wants to “unify the American people around, creating a version of Medicare, making it available to anybody who wants it, but without the divisive step of ordering people onto it whether they want to or not.” Vice president Biden, noting his desire to keep patient

MOLD SICKNESS, WHAT ARE THE SIGNS? 1st Priority Restoration Keeps it Under Control, (1-800-617-1112) Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. People with chronic lung illnesses may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold. Ever wonder why you wake up coughing and sneezing on a regular basis? The CDC may have the answer. According to the CDC (Centers For Disease Control) in 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was

tation of the skin and airways in susceptible individuals. Sometimes, people may develop severe reactions to mold exposure. Symptoms of severe reactions, which are uncommon, include fever and difficulty breathing.

sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, coughing, and wheezing in otherwise healthy people and in individuals susceptible with compromised

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immune conditions. Mold or mold spores may cause asthma attacks in people who have asthma and are allergic to mold. Even in some nonallergic individuals, mold can cause symp-

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toms of irritation in the eyes, skin, and airways. For example, the “black mold” Stachybotrys, along with some other types of mold, produces toxins known as mycotoxins that can cause irri-

MOLD AND YOUR HOME Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets can and be carried indoors. Mold will grow in Mold, Page 4B

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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. • Coin & Collectibles Show - 01/05/ 19 at Hollywood Rotary Club, 2349 Taylor Street. 10AM - 3PM. (954) 558-5108. • Dania Beach Concerts, Comedy & Events - South Florida’s newest casino, The Casino at Dania Beach is also the newest hotspot for world-class entertainment. The biggest names in music and comedy have a new place to call home. That means you can see the world’s greatest entertainers right in your backyard. Here is a list of future shows: Classic Albums Live - Jim Hendrix are your experienced? Saturday December 7th, Gangrel’s Wrestling Asylum Toy Drive Dec 14th, and many more. To purchase tickets by phone please call 844.954.SHOW.

• Learn Tennis - Challenge yourself while having a great time on the court! Campers are required to bring their own racquet and water bottle. Tennis camp is open to children ages 6-16. When: Dec. 23, 2019 - Jan. 3, 2020, Morning Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Afternoon Session 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Where: Founders Park Aventura 3105 NE 190 Street. For info. regarding camps, please contact the Aventura Community Recreation Center at 305-466-3883. • Hey, Hey, Hey! - The temperatures may not feel fall-like yet, but you can go all autumnal at multiple parks during the 20192020 Family Hayride & Campfire Series, now under way. Schedules vary by park, but

they’re all from 6:30 to 9PM and cost $3.50/person for ages 3 and up. That includes one hayride through the park and a bag of goodies to make s’mores with around the campfire afterward. T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park (3300 N Park Rd., Hollywood 33021; 954-357-8811) – Dec. 20th, Jan. 31st, Feb. 28th. Preregistration and prepayment are required, either at the park office or by visiting WebTrac.Broward.org. • Hallandale Symphonic Pops Orchestra - Gershwin & Jazz Vocals March 10th, 7:30pm. The performances will be held at the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center 1770 Monroe St. Hollywood. For Tickets call (954) 624-6829.

• Jewish Social Club for retirees and seniors - back by popular demand! The Café Chai Winter Series will take place every month from November through April, on the first Thursday. Exact dates are: Dec 5, Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 5 and Apr 2. It will begin at 12:30 PM at the Hallandale Cultural Community Center – 410 SE 3rd St. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Reservations required, email reserve@unitedjewishgener ations.com or call 305-770-4540. • There’s “Snow” Place like the City this Winter! - Celebrate winter break Florida style at the Aventura Community Recreation Center where campers ages 5-14 make new friends and enjoy a variety of activities such as sports, art, science, fitness, and much more! When: December 23, 2019 - January 3, 2020 - 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (There will be no camp on December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020.) Where: Aventura Community Recreation Center 3375 NE 188 Street. For additional information regarding

camps, please contact the Aventura Community Recreation Center at 305-466-3883. • Kiwanis Club of Hallandale Beach - The group meets the 2nd and fourth Thur. at Noon at Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine: 1727 East Hallandale Beach Blvd. For more info, please call: (954) 907-2392. • Classic Albums Live - Jim Hendrix are your experienced? Sat. Dec. 7th at The Casino at Dania Beach. Tickets are on sale now. Classic Albums Live performs note for note and cut for cut some of the greatest rock albums ever made. Relying only the music, without all the gimmickry and cheesy impersonations. This Concert includes all the songs from the legendary album “Are You Experienced ?”, among many other Hendrix classics . Get your tickets today for one of rock’s most legendary albums played to perfection live at Stage 954! For ticket information go to www.casinodania beach.com.

Programs From Page 1A registration now is the time to go to activities.sibfl.net to register. On the site, navigate to the “Sign In” page and then click “Reset Password.” Input your household’s primary email address they have on file to reset your password. You can also call the PCP Front Desk at 305.792.1706 to verify your account and receive login credentials. REGISTRATION PERIOD Before a new season of programs begins, residents with a valid Sunny Isles Beach Resident ID Card are given the chance to register during a two-week priority period. In order to take advantage of priority registration and receive the resident discount, you must have a valid, Cityissued Sunny Isles Beach Resident ID card. After the two-week period, registration opens to everyone. Classes that are listed as free still will require you to regitser. When programs fill, a waitlist will be started in the order received. Cancellations must be received in writing at least seven days in advance in order to receive a refund. No refunds are issued once classes begin. To view current programs, visit activities.sibfl.net. A FEW SERVICES & ACTIVITIES OFFERED AARP Tax Return Preparation & Filing - For taxpayers with low to middle income, especially 60+. Taxes prepared by trained volunteers provided by AARP Tax-Aide Foundation. Bingo - Come to the Sunny Isles Beach Commission Chambers the first and last Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm for some bingo. It is $2 for an 8 game session. Please check the Event Calendar at activities.sibfl.net for the next date. Blood Drive - Community Blood Centers of South

Florida organizes Blood Drives at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center. Cultural Event Trips Each month the Cultural & Community Services Department organizes a trip, show, or event to a different South Florida venue. Ticket prices vary depending on the trip. Reservations are accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Heartsaver CPR Course (Free) - Learn basic CPR skills, rescue breathing techniques, choking prevention and key treatment of emergencies. This course is usually offered once a year, in January. This is a FREE course! MiniFLOW: Florida Licensing on Wheels - A convenient way to renew your license or auto tag. Driver License & Photo ID renewal services come to the SIB Government Center every month, including auto tags and disabled parking placards. Mobile Library Services The Miami-Dade Public Library System provides Mobile Library services once per week, at the location, day and time listed in the Event Calendar at activities.sibfl.net. Mount Sinai Blood Pressure, Glucose Screening & Cholesterol Screening (Free) - Check your blood pressure and glucose levels with this FREE service offered by Mount Sinai Medical Center every month at the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center. Please check the Event Calendar at activities.sibfl.net for the next date. *Cholesterol screening is offered twice a year, in January and June. Mount Sinai Medical Center Lecture Series FREE A monthly lecture series featuring medical professionals from Mount Sinai Medical Center discussing various topics related to your health and well-being. This series is provided as a service to the residents of Sunny Isles Beach as part of the community outreach of the Mount Sinai Medical Center.

For more information contact the Cultural & Community Services Department Address: Pelican Community Park 18115 North Bay Road Sunny Isles Beach, FL 33160 Phone: 305.792.1799 Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Sat: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sun: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Hooray In Hollywood! Candy Cane Parade & Christmas Near the Beach There are some exciting events planned in the City of Hollywood. Check out these events that are sure to be fun for the whole family. Hollywood Lions Club Ribbon Cutting Recycled Bench & Tree Planting Ceremony & Park Clean-Up Saturday, December 7 The Hollywood Lions Club has collected 500 pounds of plastic as a part of their “Hollywood Lions Club Recycle Challenge.” They are installing a new bench made out of recycled plastic in Lions Park in Hollywood. Join them as they celebrate this milestone accomplishment at a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Saturday, December 7th at 9 a.m. at Lions Park, 3003 Hollywood Boulevard. After the ceremony, stay to help delitter both Lions Park and nearby Stan Goldman Park. Free parking available at the Jaycee Hall, 2930 Hollywood Boulevard. For more information, call 954.336.5110. Candy Cane Parade Saturday, December 7 The 64th Annual Candy Cane Parade is set to roll down the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk on Saturday, December 7th at 7 p.m. This year’s parade theme “Stars and Stripes,” commemorates Pearl Harbor Day and is sure to inspire many creative, red

white and blue floats celebrating our nation with a patriotic take on the holiday season on Hollywood Beach. The parade begins at Missouri Street and will head south along the Broadwalk to Harrison Street. The parade emcee and complimentary seating will be available at the Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson Street. Guests are also encouraged to bring a lawn chair for top-notch viewing of the parade floats, marching bands and creative displays from civic, non-profit and children’s groups, or reserve a table at one of the many seaside restaurants. Due to the high demand for parking on the barrier island, beginning at 5 p.m., parade goers are encouraged to park in one of the downtown parking garages and take the free patron shuttle to the beach. The downtown parking garages are located at 19th Avenue at Polk Street and 20th Avenue at Van Buren Street. Shuttles will circulate non-stop throughout the evening with the last shuttle leaving the beach at 10 p.m. Downtown parking rates apply. Parade participants are being asked to “Help Keep Hollywood Beautiful” by handing out candy to parade goers, rather than throwing it from floats. This will help reduce waste on the Broadwalk and sandy beach. Parade goers can also pitch in by

bringing reusable water bottles. Hollywood’s signature holiday event, the Candy Cane Parade is presented in partnership with the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency and the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts. For more event info, please contact the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts at 954.921.3404. Full Moon Drum Circle Thursday, December 12 Bring your percussion instrument to join in the Full Moon Drum Circle at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood on Thursday, December 12th from 7 to 9 p.m. All skill levels are welcome to participate in this free, guided drum circle in the ArtsPark Palm Court area on the west side of the park at US-1 and Hollywood Boulevard. Save the Date Holiday Beach Cleanup at the MEEC Saturday, December 14 Join Free Our Seas and Beyond, Marine Environmental Education Center at the Carpenter House and SOL Saving Ocean Life for a Holiday Beach Clean Up, photos with their Tropical Santa and a sea turtle holiday craft inspired by “Captain” the rescued sea turtle who resides at the MEEC. A suggested $20 donation is requested for the Santa Photo

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and craft. You can reserve your spot at https://www.eventbrite .com, and search holiday-beachclean-up. Times: 8:30-10:30 a.m. BEACH CLEAN UP Sponsored by SOL & 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. SEA TURTLE BUOY CRAFT & PHOTOS W SANTA. This is a plastic free event; please bring your reusable water bottle. For more information, visit https:// w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / e v e n t s / 426102034695115/?active_tab= about Christmas Near the Beach Saturday, December 14 Christmas Near the Beach is a free hometown family celebration in Downtown Hollywood. The popular event has grown to include a cast and crew of more than 200 to the enjoyment of thousands in attendance. Enjoy carolers, Santa, nativity pageant, and more. Christmas Near the Beach takes place on Saturday, December 14th from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at ArtsPark at Young Circle in Downtown Hollywood. For more event information, please call 954.921.3500 or visit christmasnearthebeach.com. Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center “Mic Check” Saturday, December 14, 2019 Join the Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center (HCPAC) Center for a performance for the ages as Stage Kids, Stage Kids –

Encore!, ARTastic Collaborations and private lessons students flashback with two Broadway classics in our Session 1 Showcase: Mic Check! The show is at 5:30 at the HCPAC at 1770 Monroe Street (US-1 and Monroe St.) Students will take to the main stage to perform musical numbers from Hairspray and Grease while the masterworks of our ARTastic students are exhibited in the lobby. Enjoy the spiffy tunes and rockin’ styles of the past with family and friends of all generations! This show is sure to entertain family and friends of all ages. Admission is Free. For more information, visit https:// artandculturecenter.org. Low Input Gardening Workshop Sunday, December 15 The City of Hollywood is holding a free joint workshop with the City of Hallandale Beach to teach residents low-input gardening methods. The workshop takes place on Sunday, December 15th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center 2030 Polk Street. Attendees will receive a grow bag with soil, seeds and fertilizer (one per household). Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Email Elaine Franklin, Environmental Sustainability Coordinator, to register at efranklin@hollywoodfl.org


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Tis’ The Season to be Merry at The Casino at Dania Beach The holidays are here! The Casino at Dania Beach welcomes locals and visitors to experience the season; whether planning a visit for gaming, a concert, special event, or catching a delicious meal at one of our onsite eateries! South Florida’s favorite casino has been decorated in the spirit of celebration and with that reminds that it’s also the season to “give back”. For that reason, it’s with much excitement that The Casino at Dania Beach welcomes

Gangrel’s Wrestling Asylum Annual Toy Drive! The event, now in its third year, will take place Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:30PM Ring Time. This much anticipated event has grown so much that organizers chose to host the event in the spacious Stage 954 at The Casino at Dania Beach. Guests and supporters are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy day of the show and will receive a FREE SHOW Poster. MVP RHYNO Gangrel along with

WWE HALL OF FAMER AFA, will be joined by many other top wrestlers for this great event. On Sunday, December 15 from 12:00PM to 3:00PM Gangrel will team up with a group of pro wrestlers, the Broward Sheriff’s Office, the Broward County Fire and Police Department to distribute toys to all the wonderful kids. Santa himself will make a special appearance on both days. The Casino at Dania Beach will give Free Play in exchange for toy donations

from now until Saturday, December 14, 2019. Join the Players Club for access to different promotions. Membership is free! Restrictions do apply. Supporters may also drop a toy at one of the following locations: The 80s Club, Shenanigans East and West, Lee’s Bikes, Gangrel’s Wrestling Asylum, and the Dania Beach Seniors Club. Gamers and casino visitors are encouraged to keep their eyes on the Casino’s social media as

even more giveaways will be happening weekly as in the month of November! Guests will have the chance to win over $100,000 in Free Play and prizes. Additionally, there will be a Holiday Cookie Jar giveaway in December where members can receive a snowman cookie jar, Christmas tree cookie jar, Santa cookie jar and Presents cookie jar. Join the Players Club for access to different promotions. Membership is free! Restrictions do apply. Those making plans for New Year’s Eve should look no further as The Casino at Dania Beach will offer free live music at the Sunrise Bar & Stage, Drink specials and Complimentary party favors. Come ready to enjoy and ring in the New Year! Want to catch a great show? Upcoming event dates at the casino include: Dec 7 Classic Albums Live performing” Jimi Hendrix Are you Experienced?” Dec 14 Gangrel’s Wrestling Asylum presents: 3rd Annual

GWA Toy Drive Dec 21 Gary Puckett and The Union GAP’S Christmas Show Dec 28 Marvin Dixon Presents 50 Shades of Comedy the Holiday Edition Jan 4 The Lithium Experience Ultimate Grunge Killer Alternative Jan 11 Mark Farner’s American Band 50th Anniversary Tour Jan 18 Classic Albums Live Performs the Rolling Stones Let It Bleed Feb 8 Abbarama The Modern Live ABBA Experience Feb 22 John Lodge Performs Classic Moody Blues Hits Mar 7 The Music of Dire Straits Dire Straits Legacy Featuring over 750 slot machines, over 20 live Poker tables, nationally known recording artists and comedians, simulcast lounge and sports bar, multiple dining options and live Jai-Alai, the Casino at Dania Beach offers a gaming and entertainment experience like no other.

The Casino at Dania Beach is located at 301 E. Dania Beach Boulevard, Dania Beach, FL 33004, and open seven days a week. Follow on social IG and Twitter: @CasinoDaniaB and on Facebook: The Casino at Dania Beach. For show information and tickets, visit on the web: casinodaniabeach.com.

The fun will take place at TY Park in Hollywood on Sunday, January 12, 2020

Pawsitive Strides 5K Run Benefits Shelter Animals It’s time to lace up those running shoes and start stretching for the 2nd annual Pawsitive Strides 5K, benefiting the Humane Society of Broward County. The fun will take place at TY Park in Hollywood on Sunday, January 12, 2020. There will be a chip timed start/ finish, and all participants will receive a race bib with RFID timing tag, custom commemorative medal, Dri-Fit event t-shirt, and personalized race certificate. Awards will be presented to the top three overall runners; custom certificates will go to the top three in each age group. Registration opens at 7:00 a.m., and the run begins at 8:00 a.m. Runners are encouraged to register early and receive a special discount. The entry fee for all preregistered participants will

be $35; an additional discount will be available for teams with four or more runners. Entries purchased on the day of the event will be $45. Sponsorship opportunities are available starting at $250. To register online visit https://victorysports mgt.com/event/pawsitive5k or for more information, call 954-266-6845. Please note that this 5K is for humans only. We kindly ask that you leave your four-legged friends at home. The Humane Society of Broward County is a private, non-profit organization supported by donations from people and companies who want to support the programs and services the shelter offers. The HSBC is not part of any local or national organization with a similar name.


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(Left) ELLA Cleanup along NW/SW 8th Ave (Right) Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana along with community partners at the Foster Clean up Event (1A) Students of the Austin Hepburn Center Thanksgiving week

Community From Page 1A again Commissioner Lima-Taub and I continued the meal giveaway at the Gulfstream Early Learning Center. Over 170 meals were packaged and given out to residents and others with the assistance of Steve Carlo, Christine Moss of Gulfstream Early Learning Center along with her children, and a few others. I bought and distributed 100 turkeys along with the additional donation of 40 turkeys from our local Hallandale Walmart. Turkeys were distributed to CoHB residents and local churches. It was great being able to help many have an enjoyable Thanksgiving. Manager Chris Heron not only donated the additional turkeys, but he has pledged to aide in the ‘Shop with the Cops’ which will take place on December 14. Also, a special thank you to Steve Page and Rickey Bruno for their assistance. The efforts did not stop there. Local partners such as the Kiwanis Club of Hallandale Beach and Steve Cummings

were able to donate turkeys to St. Matthew Church that was coordinated by Community Advocate Pat Stevens for Attorney Robert J. Fenstersheib’s Firm. Additionally, to the donation of turkeys to St Matthew’s Church, the firm fed over 100 families with an early Thanksgiving gathering on November 26th. Families gathered to eat and socialize before being given a turkey for the holiday season! Again, special thanks to Community Activist Pat Stevens and Eve Paul for making this event a great success. As your Mayor, I respected the privacy of the donation recipients. I wanted everyone to be comfortable receiving help therefore I opt out of taking pictures while giving out the donations. My main priority was to aide where I can to ensure everyone had a great holiday. Giving back and contributing to our community is not only limited to the holiday. Recently, our Teen Zone at OB Johnson Park partnered with ELLA (Earth Loving Live Activism) to cleanup 8th Ave/Dr. MLK Jr Blvd from Ingalls Park to OB Johnson Park. The event was organized by Mr.

Gasper Kalathungal, a resident of Hallandale Beach and creator/ member of ELLA. Mr. Kalathungal is looking to do events like this once a month to encourage others to come out to do the same. We are always pleased to see businesses give back and help our community. On November 20th, members of Chen Medical Center (410 E Hallandale Beach Blvd) volunteered with the City as part of a Day of Service! Volunteers split up between a beach clean-up and a servicelearning activity with our Austin Hepburn Community Center after school kids. The organization brought out more than 30+ participants to conduct the beach cleanup along South City Beach. The service-learning activity consisted of constructing terrariums made by the after-school participants of the Austin Hepburn Community Center and volunteers. Materials were donated by Home Depot and Lowes Home Improvement of Pembroke Pines for the terrarium activity. All terrariums were donated to local nursing homes and hospitals to share the Thanksgiving spirit. In addition to these activities,

Matthew Lorenzo of Chen Medical also participated in a community clean up along Foster road with Vice Mayor Sabrina Javellana. I thank the organization for this kind gesture. The HBCRA has partnered with the Hallandale Beach Police Department (HBPD) to develop a Public Safety Strategy designed to enhance community relations, take advantage of technological improvements in modern policing, and harness existing resources to achieve a safer living environment for the residents, as well as businesses and visitors to the City of Hallandale Beach. As part of this effort, the HBCRA has created individual Quadrant Safety Boards (QSBs); one for each quadrant in the HBCRA. The NE Quadrant, The SE Quadrant, The NW Quadrant, and The SW Quadrant. The four Quadrant Safety Boards (QSB), one for each quadrant, will comprise of five residents, property owners and/ or business owners as members of each Board. Prospective QSB members can complete an application on the City website or obtain the board application packet at City Hall. The imple-

mentation of the QSBs will allow residents in each of the HBCRA quadrants to have a voice in the development of safety measures in their community, as well as increase access to City staff and their expertise, and possibly acquire funding to finance redevelopment projects. As we are in the holiday season I am aiming to provide as much as I can. I will be conducting a Sneaker Drive, collecting sneakers for children aged 2 years old up to high school-aged children. The collected sneakers will be distributed to different schools, homeless shelters, and churches as needed. Brand-new sneakers can be dropped off at St. Matthew Church located behind Publix at 542 Blue Heron Dr, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009. If you are not able to drop off donations you can contact me directly at (954) 457-1318 and I will arrange a personal pick up. Get your voices and opinions heard at the next Commission Meeting on December 18, 2019, at 5:30 PM in the City’s Commission Chambers. Be sure to follow the City of Hallandale Beach on all social media platforms and/or visit the City’s website at CoHB.org for all up to date information. Human Trafficking is at an alltime high. Sadly, this horrific crime is happening right here in Florida. Always be vigilant and aware of your surroundings. People are often distracted by their phones or caught off guard performing simple task such as putting away groceries in your vehicle. Make sure that you’re aware of what’s going on around you so that you can spot when something is off. A tactic that has recently been used was placing zip ties on victim’s window wipers or rearview mirrors. Please do not attempt to remove the ties instead go to a safe welllit location such as a police station or gas station. Victims are being taken while attempting to remove the objects. Please remain vigilant! As always enjoy our wonderful City and stay safe!


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Dr. Susan B. Fox, DO RPVI, FSVM is board certified in vascular medicine, phlebology, internal medicine and has been a vein and laser expert for decades. She and her staff are experts in Laser treatments.

What Is New At Fox Vein And Laser Experts? After 20 year of treating veins and using lasers, we are always adding new and cutting edge techniques to our practice. We have been treating veins large and small with lasers, radio frequency, microphlebectomies and liquid and foam sclerosants for years.Now, many insurances are covering the foam sclerotherapy called Varithena. Varithena is a proprietary foam of an FDA approved solution Asclera which is used to close medium to large size varicose veins and venous insufficiency. Usually this is performed under ultrasound guidance with little to no down time and no cuts or incisions. The patient must use compression hose and often local compression over the vein post procedure and stay active but this a great way to treat many problematic veins. How has your practice changed in recent years? Our practice is always changing, evolving and expanding. We strive to be on the cutting edge of new procedures, techniques and devices. In the past several years, we have been expanding and are now offering new and exciting procedures, lasers and techniques. A few years ago we added the Picoway laser which is the best laser on the market for tattoo and spot removal. It uses vibrational and light energy to break up pigment and ink in the skin and help the body to remove it quicker and with less side effects. We are able to use this on all colors of skin and ink. Our results have been amazing so far. This is especially rewarding to use on people who have a lot of venous stasis changes in their ankles and legs to help them remove some of the unsightly discoloration. We are also able to use the Picoway laser to help refine and lighten scars, rejuvenate the skin and improve fine lines and wrinkles and the signs of aging. This laser is nonablative and most people have little to no down time. As well, we offer the Gentle Max Pro laser to remove unwanted hair, treat spider veins, help lighten sun spots and discoloration, This laser uses a cooling device so it is not very painful and can be used on most skin colors. What is micro-needling, Vivace and more? We have added an aesthetician who specializes in all kinds of facials. She is an expert in micro-needling and PRP and Stem cells for skin rejuvenation and travels the country teaching other health professionals. We offer the Vivace micro-needling device

which combines micro-needling with RF to help rebuild your bodies own collagen and elastin and decrease the signs of aging, minimizing enlarged pores and refining lines and wrinkles. We have also had spectacular results with acne scars and surgical scars. Your body is essentially remodeling the skin and rebuilding its own network of collagen and elastin over time. There is little to no down time in most people. This can be combined with proprietary stem cells to help healing and rejuvenate the skin as well as the patient’s own platelet rich plasma similar to the Vampire Facial. The results are wonderful and often give the patient a more youthful glow. As well, microneedling can be used to help regrow hair. When hair follicles are still present and the hair is thinning, we have seen fabulous results using micro-needling devices and a proprietary stem cell formula or the patients own platelet rich formula to help stimulate hair growth. It usually takes several sessions but can help grow more hair where it is thinning. We offer an at home treatment to use in between the professional micro-needling sessions as well. What about Facials and other aesthetic procedures? Our aesthetician is fabulous and offers all kinds of facials including our amazing hydro facial. This helps suck out the skins impurities, uses alpha and beta hydroxy acids to brighten the skin and lymphatic massage and electro stimulation to help refine the skins appearance. Celebrities are using it to be runway ready. Your skin will have a refreshed look afterwards. We offer a long list of facials from anti-aging, to teen, back facials, acne and extraction focused to relaxing and moisturizing facials. The aesthetician will work with each person to determine their skin care needs and help develop a treatment plan. What can I do to be ready for the Holiday Season? We offer various packages to help you look “runway ready.” One of our signature packages is to combine the Skinwave Hydrafacial with the Vivace microneedling experience and add on some stem cells to speed healing. We also offer our own proprietary skin care products which uses anti-oxidants to help the skin look and feel amazing. We can combine derma-planing with several of our procedures to remove dead skin cells and peach fuzz from the skin to help add a beautiful glow to the complexion.

Will any of my procedures be covered by insurance? If you have symptoms due to your veins or venous insufficiency then often insurance will ask the person to try conservative measures and if these don’t work in a reasonable amount of time, then they will often cover vein procedures. What about my spider veins? Usually spider veins are not covered by insurance. We offer a variety of treatments and discounted packages for spider

veins. The gold standard to treat spider veins is sclerotherapy where we inject a solution into the vein and the vein gradually scars down and seals shut over several weeks. Other options that are used to treat spider veins are laser and radio frequency ablation. We offer the Candela Gentle Max Pro laser that can be used on most skin colors to remove small superficial veins. As well, for tiny veins such as the ones on the

face, we offer Vein Gogh. Vein Gogh uses energy to heat the vein and seal it shut. It can be used on all skin colors as well. How can we find out more about what special or new procedures you are offering? Like us on social media @foxveinandlaserexperts Or call us at (954) 965-4922 or visit our web page www.foxveinexperts.com

Picoway has won laser of the year. It is one of the newest and best lasers for skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, spot removal, collagen building and reducing the signs of aging with no pain or down time.

Before and 1 week after laser and Phlebectomies.

What Else Do They Provide? Fox Vein & Laser Experts now has an aesthetician on staff and are one of the first facilities to offer Vivace Microneedling, RF for skin tightening, wrinkle reduction, scar reduction, decrease in stretch marks and more. This can be done before an event to make your skin camera ready and give you that extra lift and glow. It can be combined with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Come try it today and be one of the first to experience this amazing procedure and start looking younger without looking filled or fake. It will rebuild your collagen and elastin and make your skin younger and more beautiful.


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3 Holiday Tips for People Living with Diabetes Blogger and “Sugar Happy” Author Nadia Al-Samarrie, “Named Best Diabetes Blog for 2019” by Healthline, has 3 tips for people living with diabetes. “It’s tough enough to make it through the holiday season without gaining weight. People with diabetes face a bigger challenge with the upcoming parties and family gatherings,” says Nadia Al-Samarrie. Planning for a festive holiday party goes a long way. Once you make these tips a habit, going to parties will not derail you from maintaining good blood sugar levels. Both people with and without diabetes never feel better the next day when they overindulge. Try to make it a family ritual in helping each other to maintain the best possible health. Here Are the Top 3 Tips to Keep Your Blood Sugar from Skyrocketing. Eat Before the Party Eat before attending a holiday gathering. If you are hosting - eat protein before the party starts. This way, you don’t start drinking on an empty stomach. Make sure to have non-starchy raw vege-

tables as healthy snacks available. If you can eat vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, celery, radishes, cauliflower, greens beans, and cucumbers, to name a few without a dip, do so. It can stretch your carb budget. If you are attending a party, take raw vegetables with you in case chips, and dip is your only option. There are several benefits to eating fresh vegetables. It will not dramatically raise your blood sugars, and the fiber will be more filling, making it less likely to indulge in foods that will shoot up your blood sugars. If you tend to have a sweet tooth, you may also want to take low carb fruits with you like strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries. These are

little to no carbs, beating alcoholic beverages with sugary mixers. Make sure to drink lots of water after every alcoholic drink. Limit your alcohol consumption as much as it is realistically possible.

some of the lowest carb options. Choose a Lower Carbohydrate Drink Avoid sweet sugary alcoholic drinks as they will be high in carbohydrates and will raise your blood sugar. If you like wine, five ounces of red wine is a lower carb option with four carbs per drink. If you prefer hard alcohol, 1.5 ounces of vodka, whiskey, or gin with a diet drink should have

Know-How Your Medication Affects Alcohol Consumption If you are taking any medication, make sure you ask your healthcare professional about how alcohol impacts the efficacy of your medication. If you cannot have a conversation with your health provider, at the very least, google a reputable source, your medication name, and alcohol to see if there any side effects. You don’t want the memorable holiday event to be remembered by

how ill you felt. How you respond to your medication, food, and alcohol requires your healthcare professional’s advice. Everyone’s body chemistry is different. These are general tips. Always check in with your healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet and medication. CDC - Center for Disease and Control reports: • Total: 30.3 million people have diabetes (9.4% of the U.S. population) • Diagnosed: 23.1 million people • Undiagnosed: 7.2 million people (23.8% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed) • Cost to the nation is 327 billion a year • 7th leading cause of death • Complications affect: your vision, your heart, and your nerves • It is estimated that 84. 4 million people in the U.S. have pre-diabetes. • When combining Diabetes statistics with pre-diabetes statistics, this accounts for 33.4% of the U.S. population.

How To Plan For Healthcare Costs: That Could Derail Your Retirement People work for decades with a hopeful eye toward retirement. But while many try to envision their retirement years as a blissful time of fun and relaxation, no one has a crystal ball showing exactly what all the expenses will look like. This is especially true of health care. Fidelity’s annual Retiree Health Care Cost Estimate projected that a 65-yearold couple retiring in 2019 could expect $285,000 in health care and medical expenses during their retirement. An Edward Jones survey showed many Americans are concerned about health care expenses in retirement, particularly baby boomers. “People spend their healthy years accumulating all their wealth,” says Michael Macke (www.petrosplanning. com), vice president and co-owner of Petros Financial Group. “They work hard and save, building their nest egg. “But when you retire, you wind up spending a lot of your wealth on your

health. In talking with people about retirement for 25 years, health care is always their top concern. To most people it’s the great unknown that can derail the bestlaid plans. You never know when you’re going to get sick or come down with a disease. What kind of care will be required, and most of all, what is it going to cost?” How do you plan for that great unknown health care costs in retirement? Macke offers these tips: Make extra wiggle room for the “whatif” medical expenses. “When planning a long-term budget, most people just look at their baseline monthly expenses, but it’s wise to have a discussion about how health care costs can fit in during retirement,” Macke says. “Budgeting for a potential additional expense of $350 to $500 per month in the future can help you be better prepared to handle that ‘what-if’ scenario.”

Open a Health Savings Account (HSA). An HSA offers tax advantages such as deductible contributions and tax-free withdrawals for qualified medical expenses. “The funds from your HSA can be used to pay for Medicare premiums and long-term care insurance premiums,” Macke says. “Those who are 55 or older can make a catch-up contribution of $1,000 a year in addition to the maximum contribution limit (which is $3,500 annually for individual coverage and $7,000 for family coverage).” Manage Medicare annually. “Every year, you should be reviewing Medicare plans. You need to figure out which plan is best for you based on your health as well as what’s covered and what isn’t in each option.” Macke says. “Some plans may cost a little more but would save you on doctor’s visits and co-pays. Also, remember that your part B and D premiums could be higher based on your annual income from two years prior. Make sure

you are working with a tax planner and retirement planner to manage your income, which may include distributions from retirement accounts. Being aware of these limits could save you money! Your health changes constantly as do your options for Medicare coverage. Make sure you are evaluating each year.” Pay attention to your health. Sounds simple, but a healthy lifestyle is the best way to reduce the chance of health complications and costly bills in retirement. “Don’t miss annual checkups with both your doctor and dentist,” Macke says. “Adhere to a reasonable diet and fitness regimen. And don’t discount the dentist. Cardiovascular disease shows up in the gums first.” “Unexpected medical expenses later in life threaten our physical health and our financial health,” Macke says. “Therefore, it’s vital to be proactive and plan as early as possible in order to protect your retirement you’ve worked so hard for.”


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Medicare From Page 1A payroll taxes would be needed to fund M4A. Everyone—even the working poor—would have more payroll taxes extracted from their paycheck. The analysis concluded that most households would pay more in new taxes than they would save by eliminating their current spending on private health insurance and outof-pocket medical expenses. Senator Warren tries to hide the ugly truth by railing about the evil rich who would be taxed down to their underwear. Take the deceptively worded “2-cent” annual tax for households with more than $50 million in assets. If you have $51 million in assets, most probably tied up in your business, you’d have to cough up (.02)($1,000,000) or $20,000, not 2 cents. The devil’s spawn, aka our 535 billionaires, would be subject to a 6 percent annual tax on their assets. Who will be the next target when the government has driven the assets to a sunny island in the Caribbean? Finally, raising the corporate income tax back up to 35 percent likely would result in businesses paying lower wages to

Medicare for All (M4A) retained its prominent place on the stage at the latest Democratic debate. current employees or cutting back on hiring to compensate for the increased tax burden. During the latest debate, Senator Warren retreated from her “all-in” approach, asserting she would first provide Medicare at no cost to “everybody under the age of 18, everybody who has a family of four income less than $50,000”—about 135 million people. Second, she would lower the Medicare age to 50 and expand Medicare coverage

to include vision, dental, and long-term care. In the third year, “when people have had a chance to feel it and taste it and live with it, we’re going to vote and we’re going to want Medicare for all.” Senator Sanders owns that payroll taxes would be doubled or tripled and proposes a 4 percent surtax on families earning more than $29,000. So if you earn $60,000, you’d have to pay (.04)($31,000) or $1,240, enough for a whole year’s membership in

a private Direct Primary Care plan. Senator Sanders, staying true to his principles, is sticking with unadulterated Medicare for All with its financial warts. Even those who are numb to government over-spending can see the broader problem of inviting Uncle Sam into their lives in exchange for a Medicare card in their wallet. Any remaining privacy is erased. Our medical records would be furnished to the Department of Health and

Human Services and the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Physicians and patients would be robbed of their autonomy and choice by medical care policies set by the government monopoly. Lack of competition leads to lower quality and fewer services. Coverage becomes an illusion. Medicare for All’s beauty is only skin deep and its ugly goes to the bone.

Are Rude And Crude The New Norm: Will America Bring Back Civility? Can we talk? Joan Rivers made that catchphrase popular decades ago, but in 2019 the answer to the late comedian’s heartfelt query appears to be a resounding no. Whether it’s tweets on social media, pundits on TV, politicians in Washington, or parents at a youth soccer match, much of the communication we engage in today is illmannered, inconsiderate, vicious and sometimes downright cruel or violent. In short, civility is taking a beating. “Incivility occurs because we lose sight of what it means to be an ethical person,” says Dr. Steven Mintz (www.stevenmint zethics.com), author of Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior.

“Ethical people do not berate others. They certainly don’t promote violent behavior. Being willing to accept the ideas of others who may not agree with you is a sign of civil behavior. It values those with opposing views as members of humanity.” Ellen DeGeneres made that point a few months back when she became the target of online outrage after she was seen enjoying a Dallas Cowboys football game with former President George W. Bush. Those taking umbrage with DeGeneres didn’t understand why she would hang out with someone whose beliefs and ideals are diametrically opposed to hers. “When I say be kind to one another, I don’t mean be kind to the people who think the same

way you do,” DeGeneres told a studio audience. “I mean be kind to everyone.” An annual poll by Weber Shandwick, a public relations firm, found that 93 percent of Americans believe there is a civility problem in the country, and Mintz says that, whether people realize it or not, we all pay a price with our health. “Incivility can negatively affect happiness and impact wellness,” he says. “It can harm mental and physical health, affect productivity in the workplace, inhibit civil engagement, and, taken to an extreme, cause violence in our streets, schools, and places of business.” Who’s at fault for the decline of courteous communication? The Weber Shandwick poll found

that 57 percent of Americans lay the primary blame on social media and poll found that 57 percent of Americans lay the primary blame on social media and the internet. Other culprits they point to include behavior in the White House (50 percent), politicians in general (47 percent), news media (40 percent), political and social commentators (38 percent) and Hollywood celebrities (30 percent). Mintz says all is not lost, though. He offers these tips for how everyone can do their part to stem the rising tide of incivility. • Think before speaking. • Focus on facts rather than beliefs and opinions. • Be open to others’ ideas without hostility.

• Disagree with others respectfully. • Focus on the common good rather than one’s personal agenda. “Finally, ask yourself how you would feel if the comments you are about to make or treatment of others went viral on social media,” Mintz says. “Would you be proud of it?” Mintz is convinced the nation could use a good public debate. “Unfortunately, our leaders don’t seem to think it’s important enough to do,” he says. “The Democratic presidential debates haven’t touched on these issues, but what better way to address gun violence, workplace harassment and bullying than openly discuss how a lack of civility is tearing apart the basic fabric of society.”


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LIFESTYLE Lindsey Stirling: Comes To The The Broward Center Au-Rene Theater The Broward Center for the Performing Arts and AEG Presents bring critically acclaimed and multi-award winning electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling and her Warmer in the Winter Christmas Tour 2019 to the Au-Rene Theater on Saturday, December 21 at 8 p.m. In support of her highly successful holiday albums Warmer in the Winter and Warmer in the Winter: Deluxe Edition, this will be Stirling’s third Christmas tour to date and she will bring back her successful holiday show featuring elaborate festive themes as well her signature brand of dance routines and on-stage visuals. This year’s set list will feature an array of holiday classics including “I Wonder as I Wander,” “Santa Baby” and “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” as well as some of Stirling’s original tracks including “Christmas C’mon” and “Warmer in the Winter.” Warmer in the Winter went on to become the best-selling new

Christmas album of 2017, outselling pop music heavyweights such as Gwen Stefani and Sia. It was also the best performing holiday album on Pandora with over 40 million spins and had the biggest debut for a holiday release last season. “Carol of the Bells” from Warmer in the Winter: Deluxe Edition made Stirling the first artist to have an instrumental only song in Top 10 at AC radio (peaking at no. 5). Stirling recently released her fifth studio album, Artemis on September 6 through BMG. The album is currently at the top the charts, the most notable of which include its no. 1 ranking on the ‘Current Electronic Albums’ and ‘Independent Current Albums’ chart. Artemis is also no. 6 on the ‘Top Current Albums’ and ‘Digital Albums’ chart and no. 22 on the ‘Billboard Top 200’ chart. The new album features 13-new tracks packed with signature Stirling violin-driven, electronic music, including the most recently released high-energy

single “The Upside,” with multiPlatinum singer/songwriter Elle King on vocals, album title track “Artemis,” who’s current music video boasts nearly 3 million views, album opener “Underground,” which has already accumulated an impressive 9-million streams since its June release, and the new emotionally charged anthem, “Love Goes On and On” featuring vocals from rock goddess, Amy Lee. Tickets are $39.50 – $89.50 with JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level tickets available for $109.50. VIP packages are $339 and include a premium tickets, exclusive merchandise and access to Stirling’s Christmas Party and a pre-show experience complete with festive and interactive activities fans can participate in alongside Stirling and members of her band. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues.

Warmer in Winter Christmas Tour December 21 Buy tickets online at Broward Center.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase

tickets. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.

South Florida Kids Got Talent Competition To Showcase 13 Young Singing Stars Tri-Rail’s “South Florida Kids Got Talent” will celebrate 13 rising stars who will compete for the winning title at 12:30 p.m. at Tri-Rail’s “Rail Fun Day” on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport Station (500 Gulf Stream Way in Dania Beach). “Tri-Rail is delighted to showcase this exceptional group of talented young singers,” said Victor Garcia, public information officer for SFRTA/Tri-Rail. “Celebrating over 30 years of service, TriRail continues to engage local families and visitors as a viable north-south transportation alternative.” During Tri-Rail’s “South Florida’s Kids Got Talent” show, young singers will show

off their singing talents for the chance to be named the show winner and receive a $500 cash prize plus a one-year contract inclusive of a photo shoot with composite cards courtesy of Posche Models & Talent and professional studio and music video recording sessions with MikeSoperMusic and Newborn Studios. A panel of judges will rank the singers based on vocal talents, stage presence and overall performance. Last year’s title winner, Mecca Alexander, will perform as part of the exciting show. To learn more about Tri-Rail’s “South Florida Kids Got Talent” or “Rail Fun Day,” contact stephanie@goodmanpr.com or by calling 954-446-0815.

Winter Youth Programs December 2019 - February 2020 The City of Sunny Isles Beach offers a variety of youth programs and activities each season. This winter, students can participate in a team sport such as Soccer Clinics, Cheer & Dance, Volleyball or Basketball, or enrich their talents and interests with activities such as ScholarStem: Coding with Virtual Reality, Art, Gymnastics or Piano. Registration is currently open. Register online, or at Pelican Community Park, 18115 North Bay Road, or the Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue. Art for Kids with Trazos Art Academy (Ages 5 - 12), this is an instructional art program where students learn to work in various mediums throughout the session. Dates: January 25 - March 14 Days: Saturday Time: 9 - 10 am (ages 5 - 8) 10:05 - 11:05 am (ages 9 - 12) Location: Pelican Community Park Fee: Member $160 Non-Member $240 $50 Material Fee Scholar Stem: Coding with Virtual Reality (Grades 2 - 8). Learn to code applications by creating virtual reality games. Build, play & explore in 3D. Keep VR goggles at the end! Dates: January 13 - March 16 (no class 1/20 & 2/17) Day: Monday Time: 6 - 7 pm (Grades 2 - 5) 7 - 8

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pm (Grades 6 - 8) Location: Pelican Community Park Fee: Member $139 Non-Member $210 $15 Material Fee Dance, Hip Hop (Ages 5 - 12), come out and learn some smooth moves of this popular dance style. Dates: December 1 - 31 (No class on 12/25) January 1 - 31 (No class on 1/1 & 1/20) February 1 - 29 (No class on 2/17) Days: Monday, Wednesday Time: 6 - 7 pm (Ages 5 - 8) 7 - 8 pm (Ages 9 - 12) Location: Pelican Community Park Monthly Fee: Member $100 Non-Member $150 Soccer Clinic (Ages 5 - 14), participants can develop their soccer skills, including dribbling, passing, kicking, ball control and more. Dates: January 7 - March 5 Days: Tuesday, Thursday Time: 4:45 - 5:45 pm (ages 5 - 7) 5:45 - 6:45 pm (ages 8 - 11) 6:45 - 7:45 pm (ages 12 - 14) Location: Senator Gwen Margolis Park Fee: Resident $110 Non-Resident $165 For more information, call 305.792.1706. To view all current programs offered by the Sunny Isles Beach Cultural & Community Services Department, please visit activities.sibfl.net.

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Profile for The South Florida Sun Times Newspaper

Sun Times Issue 12 05 19  

Check out what's in this weeks South Florida Sun Times. Serving The Following Areas: Aventura, Bal Harbour, Dania Beach, Hollywood, Hallanda...

Sun Times Issue 12 05 19  

Check out what's in this weeks South Florida Sun Times. Serving The Following Areas: Aventura, Bal Harbour, Dania Beach, Hollywood, Hallanda...