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Oleta State Park gets new, eco-friendly butterfly garden, outdoor classroom from FIU NORTH MIAMI-DADE FIU architecture students led by Landscape Architecture Professor Robert Rovira and Architecture Professor Nick Gelpi recently unveiled their design of a new butterfly garden at Oleta River Park in North Miami Beach. Unlike many other public butterfly gardens in South Florida, this one features a new, permeable aggregate material—dubbed as Mineralized Wood Concrete (MWC). The butterfly garden at Oleta also serves as an outdoor classroom for local schools. MWC is in its research and development stage, highly-sustainable and made from mineralized Melaleuca wood, which is typically known for being an invasive species in the Florida Everglades. Supported by industry sponsors Michigan-based Allied Metals Corporation and Belgian concrete company Prefer, the FIU team researched and invented applications and designs for MWC. FIU students studied how MWC affects the interaction with the general public and with South Florida’s native butterfly population. The students were provided with access to 20,000 pounds of this raw material, and turned it into a series of walls, planters, benches, and walkable permeable pavers. The permeability of MWC allows water to flow right through it, instead of creating puddles; it is also more lightweight than standard concrete.

Parking remains a major issue for Hollywood Beach By Larry Blustein sfsuntimes@aol.com HOLLYWOOD - As Christmas and the new year are upon us, the biggest fear for Hollywood Beach businesses was the parking - or lack of it. With construction beginning on the 349room Margaritaville Beach Resort in July and other projects popping up along Ocean Drive and A1A - city officials and existing businesses knew that when December, Janu–––––––––––––––––––––– PARKING, Page 3A

Check any of the side streets that border the the Margaritaville project and you will find limited parking spaces available.

• With construction beginning on the 349-room Margaritaville Beach Resort in July - city officials knew parking would be a problem

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‘World’s largest’ Cuban sandwich highlights inaugural Hispanic Fest

Seaside Retirement Resort continues to set standards

• Kiwanis Club of Hallandale Beach hosts record-breaking event on Feb. 1 By Larry Blustein sfsuntimes@aol.com There have been many city officials over the years who have done their part to elevate the City of Hallandale Beach. But nobody has done more to promote the cultural landscape of the community more than current Commissioner Bill Julian. A lifelong resident of this community, Julian knows every street, shortcut and neighborhood. No elected official has ever met the needs of every resident like Julian.

One of the unique parts of this year's inaugural gathering will feature an attempt at assembling the world's largest Cuban Sandwich which will be put together by local Hispanic restaurants.

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KODNER GALLERIES - DANIA Kodner Galleries has become a 4th generation auction business with over 90 years of experience in buying, selling, appraising and consigning for sale antiques, fine household contents, works of art and diamonds. For more on this quality business, 2A.

You have worked hard your entire life. Getting up before the sun and going to sleep - way after the skies darkened. Don't you think you owe yourself something special when you retire and get that much deserved relaxation? The staff and management at Seaside Retirement Resort certainly believe that you do - and that's why they have come up with the perfect living facility. One that is not only relaxing, but first class in every way.

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• This facility, across the street from the ocean, offers Oasis Independent Living for mature adults who are ready to live life to the fullest

HALLANDALE BEACH Hallandale Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards pulled 70 swimmers from the surf in the 12-month period from Nov. 30, 2012, through Nov. 30, 2013; all survived. The statistics are the first comprehensive annual assessment of the success. Page 2D.

1ST PRIORITY RESTORATION It doesn’t take much time for a water leak to do extensive damage to your home or business. In fact, it can happen just hours after the leak occurs. 1st Priority a licensed building contractor for mold remediation can help. For more info continue reading Page 1D.


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ary and February rolled around, the lack of parking would be a major problem, especially with the amount of visitors who come here. With most of the projects not scheduled for completion for at least another full year and a half, many are trying to be creative - where and when they do their parking. For year-round residents Alice and Mike Renaud, finding a parking space is not a problem. Their condo provides two spaces, but inviting guests to visit is another issue. One that they have already had problems with. "Since they closed the parking garage where the new hotel is being built, it really has forced everyone to scramble to find spots," Mike Renaud explained. "We have friends who have literally driven around for a half hour to find a spot and they ended up almost a half mile away." Everyone knew that the parking would be a challenge - especially when construction began in the summer. Most didn't even want to think about what would

happen when the winter months came and the visitors poured into the region. Parking has always been a chore on Hollywood Beach during the winter months even when the parking garages were all operating. There has never been enough spaces - and for the most part - there never will. "There is really little we can do for the next two years," said beach-side business owner Keith Mullins. "Our hope is that when everything is complete, it will be a major plus for all of us. At least the resort will bring more people to our area." While the residents seem to be comfortable with the construction and the promise of what will happen in the future to help the economy, local visitors are not so pleased to be parking 10 blocks away from their destination. Check any of the side streets that border the Broadwalk area and you will find limited parking spaces available, forcing many to ride up and down for several minutes. "This is not fun at all," said Maria Tocci of Hallandale Beach as she waited for

anyone to leave an open space. "I got here 25 minutes ago and have really driven 15 blocks, looking for a spot." Tocci believes that many local business while waiting on Margaritaville and other projects to be completed - are really starting to feel the pinch. Many are opting to stay away and head downtown or to Fort Lauderdale, which is something that Hollywood officials cannot be pleased about. "I have talked to a few people who will not go anywhere near here, especially this time of year and that is hurting many businesses that bank on these months," Tocci said. "I know it's only a temporary thing, but to be truthful, how long can people hang on. They have just weathered one of the worst economies of our time." While Hollywood Beach has always been a destination, the next two years could see relief as new ideas are implemented and different modes of shuttling beach goers to local businesses become paramount. Have some ideas on this? Drop us a note at sfsuntimes@aol.com.

Hispanic From Page 1A –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– of the most popular residents around. Through his association with many organizations and businesses, Commissioner Julian has been able to implement ideas that have pushed the community into the spotlight. His newest venture is perhaps one of the most ambitious that Julian has gotten involved with. The 1st Annual Kiwanis Club of Hallandale Beach HISPANIC FESTIVAL, in cooperation with the Cuban Americans for a Better Florida (PAC), will host this event on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. "This is exactly the kind of event that we have been trying to put together for the past few years," said Julian. "It's the perfect event to showcase - especially in a community that is as diverse as Hallandale Beach." The event gets started at 4 p.m. at the Cultural Community Center 410 SE 3rd Street, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009, There is no entrance fee to come and check out music, dancing, tasting, cash bar, cigar rolling, coffee bar and much more! WORLD'S BIGGEST CUBAN SANDWICH! One of the unique parts of this year's inaugural gathering will feature an attempt at assembling the world's largest Cuban Sandwich - which will be put together by local Hispanic restaurants. "The unofficial record of 49 feet was created in Tampa in 2013," Julian pointed out. "I have a feeling that we will shatter that mark this year." Among the sponsors who have stepped up to make this year's event much anticipated include Miramar Bakery, Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine, A Touch of Cuba, Paladar, Padrino's Cuban Bistro, Señor Cafe, El Tamarindo, Don Lolo's Latin Cuisine and the City of Hallandale Beach. The Kiwanis Club of Hallandale Beach will be attempting to break the unofficial record of 49 feet created in Tampa in 2013. If you are interested in taking part in this first ever event - or would like more information - contact Bill Julian at 954-274-7230.

Picture perfect day for Chamber’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament

HOLLYWOOD - We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day to hold the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s 30th Annual Golf Tournament! 120 golfers joined honorary tournament chair Greg Norman Jr. for a day of competition and networking on the links at the Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club. Congratulations to our first place winners: Mike and Stephen Balan and Beth Tobin; second place: The Lojeta Group consisting of Lou and Robbie Tabachnick, Bobby Auerbach and Jason Schonholtz; and third place: Billy Stone Crabs comprised of William and Helena Hershey, Bruce Roeck and Nestor Sirvent. We’re very grateful to our tournament leadership, which in addition to Greg Norman Jr. also included tournament chairs Dr. Stephen Parker and Honi Parker of Parker Dentistry: Facial Rejuvenation & Wellness. Our committee extraordinaire included Jose Basulto, Ana-Maria Colmenares, Sam DeCaro, Ross Feurring, Bob Giacin, Patricia Glemaud, Sean Gradomski, Anne Hotte, Michael Hotte

, Stan Hughes, Sara Lavenka, Jenna McIntosh, Josh McCumber, Cyndi Marrero, Rey Monzon, Alan Paoli, Steve Patton, Brandon Rhodes, Stephen Rowe, Georgina Scott, Jeff Sheffel, Marie Suarez, Maggie Suazo, Robbie Tabatchnick, P.J. Villardo and Ivonne Wood. Special thanks to tournament photographer Martina Coriano Photography for these great shots!

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Traffic is one of the major complaints this time of year By Mayor Joy Cooper HALLANDALE BEACH - This past week was one of the busiest traffic weeks I can recall over the past 20 years. It seemed like every resident was out in their car. Before moving here full time 22 years ago, I remember the heydays of the Diplomat Beach and Country Club, the old Diplomat Mall and of course the opening of Gulfstream Park in January. During that time Hallandale Beach Boulevard was full to capacity with traffic. For years these locations struggled and now they are revitalized. Traffic is one, if not the only complaint elected officials always hear about. It is frustrating to everyone. For those of us that live here year round we always prepare for the season. With it does come traffic but also our neighbors and friends that we have not seen and a large boost to our local economy. Without our season many of our businesses would not be able to make throughout the year. Our city always works with the county and FDOT to find ways to improve our traffic flows. There will always be peak times traffic will be horrible. This same situation plays out in every city. We have had to deal with two critical areas over the past months, Hallandale Beach Boulevard and A1A and HBB and 95. These two areas are under construction. Last month during a meeting on Dixie Corridor I asked Broward County transit to work with FDOT to address the backups due to the 95 Express project. We have lost two lanes due to that construction. The delays at peak time are a half hour plus but most importantly it has delayed emergency vehicles. This work is taking place all along 95. Pembroke Road is also under construction. We will continue to work with FDOT and BCT over the timing of the lights but that is the most we can do. We cannot enact our own timing. A1A traffic is due to the water main project that is part of phase two of the full restoration of Ocean Drive. All summer long the roadway was dug up and the contractor was placing new water pipes. There was a constant battle with the contractor to make sure there were flag men directing traffic. We had to place police out to direct traffic through intersections that were closed down. Broward County Transit would not allow us to change the signals. Many residents are unaware that we cannot change or turnoff lights, we are at the mercy of the county. The contractors were to have this portion completed by the end of November. The contractor could not complete the lateral connections until the main pipe passed inspection. This took three weeks. In addition, FDOT would not allow the

contractor to work Thanksgiving week and the next two weeks. We have just wanted them to finish. The commission was told that only one lane would be closed during the connections of the lateral. This was not the case. They started back to work and closed two lanes at the base of the bridge. To say the least my phone and I am sure my colleague’s phones were ringing off the hook about the back up. The head of Public Works, Steve Parkinson was on site with the contractor and laying out a plan to move forward. The problem was they needed to finish what they started before closing up the area in front of Prince George. Currently, they will be moving down to County Line lateral and working their way North. We already had issues with the dismal way they left the roadway in front of the Clifton. This area will be cleaned up and completed. Staff is also planning to do work in the evening when possible to avoid traffic back ups. It was never the intent of the commission to have any work done during season. The schedule was to complete underground work in November and start back up in the spring with the rest of phase two. The rest of the project will include expanding and placing decorative sidewalks, cross walks with count downs, decorative lighting. We all are looking forward to the completion of the project. It will be a welcomed upgrade to the corridor. The city will also be breaking ground on the City South Beach Park on January 8th at 3:30 PM. Construction on the beach is limited due to turtle season so we are unable to work in the summer. This may be an inconvenience to our residents this season but we will be securing access where it will not endanger our residents. The city goal is to make sure the area is giving the investment and upgrades. TRIP ADVISORY The first full day in SA was extremely busy. We all were up and at breakfast by 8 AM. We were served traditional American breakfast. Every day we were briefed on our schedule before leaving the palace. This day, the itinerary would be unchanged. The embassy leaders were not sure due to the Mandela Funeral Arrangement but all stops were not impacted. We left the hotel and went directly to the American Embassy. The American Embassy was a beautiful wellappointed building. The two story lobby was centered around an open air courtyard. Within the courtyard on an elevated platform was a simple bus bench. It was dedicated to Rosa Parks. We were escorted to the seconded street briefing room were we meet with the acting Ambassador.

In addition to the ambassador, there was a contingency of staff, General in charge of military security, economic advisors, public relations and protocol agents. We were given a snap shot of SA history and their continued partnerships with the USA. We have had a long standing relationship with SA and particularly a cooperative partnership in the fight against terrorism. The US continues to follow changes in the surrounding area and ramifications of the Arab springs, Africa and the Israel peace treaty. SA has a shared goal of stability in the Middle East and a concern over Iran. We heard much of what we have been hearing in the press so we were all a bit relieved that there were no major threats or serious concerns we had to be aware of. We all had a chance to take photos in the courtyard before we left. The next stop was the Economic Council on Urban affairs. I want to wish all of our friends and neighbors a Merry Christmas. As always feel free to contact me anytime with your questions, concerns and ideas to make our city better at 0ffice 954-457-1318, cell/text 954-632-57000 or visit my website at www.mayorjoycooper.com.

Community Recreation Center New Year Membership Special AVENTURA - The City of Aventura announces a Community Recreation Center membership special for current and new members from January 1, 2014 through January 30, 2014. Purchase a 6 month membership and receive 6 months free plus a 30 minute group fitness training session. Purchase an annual membership and receive 12 more months plus 1 hour group fitness training. Members enjoy a variety of benefits including: indoor basketball court, technical center, fitness center with a waterfront view, free classes such as Yoga, Body Sculpting, Bridge, and Mahjongg, as well as a host of classes and activities for all ages. The Community Recreation Center is located at 3375 NE 188 Street. For more information, contact the Community Recreation Center at 305466-3883 or visit the website at www.cityofaventura.com. Registration can be completed online at cityofaventura.com/registration or at any of the following facilities: • Community Recreation Center3375 NE 188 Street • Founders Park, 3105 NE 190 Street • Waterways Park, 3301 NE 213 Street


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A new way of looking at your teeth at Dental Options • At Dental Options, the interaction between doctors, hygienists and staff is noticeably relaxed NORTH MIAMI – Forget about those dentist offices from the past with the yesteryear artwork on the walls. This beautiful office space with windows from ceiling to floor has panoramic views of the city and puts the patient in a relaxed mood. Dr. Alexandra Gordon began practicing dentistry since 1985 and specializes in general and cosmetic procedures. Having worked in Aventura for many years, people know the good dentist and she feels proud to be affiliated with this office.

applications enable each dentist to observe and understand the structure of the teeth, gums and bone formation in greater detail. When digital Xrays are taken, the patient is exposed to less radiation and the process is quicker. Dentists can zoom in and focus in depth. Digital is the wave of the future; standard X-rays are limited in comparison. Dr. Gordon continued, “We view the images and can take measurements and enhance with computer by adding color and 3-dimentional views. This really helps us with diagnosis, preventive dentistry and eliminates overlooking anything.” THE PATIENT COMES FIRST The American Dental Association has started a huge campaign. At Dental Options, they encourage every one of their patients to have an oral cancer test administered. The patient rinses with a solution and the dentist will examine the inside of the mouth with a special light wearing dark glasses. They can detect any pre-cancerous tissue that cannot be detected with the normal eye. Remember the days when the only way to correct an overbite were silver braces and wow, didn’t you frighten everyone. With Clear Braces, the patient will not hide their teeth anymore. One brand is Invisalign and a series of removable clear aligner braces are custom made for the patient. The aligners can be taken out to eat, brush and floss. Ask about smile makeovers which are porcelain veneers that go right over the teeth. They also offer traditional teeth whitening.

DENTAL OPTIONS General, Cosmetic & Specialty Dentistry Alexandra Gordon, D.D.S. 2999 NE 191 Street, Suite 804 Aventura, FL 33180 Phone 305-466-1804 Plenty of Free parking and the Aventura Shuttle Express stops right in front of the Concorde Centre II building.

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Patients know the feeling of uneasiness when seeing a dentist. Seating in the waiting room, you thumb through magazines, contemplate the decor or look at other patient’s serious faces, and then your name is called to go inside. Many times people have anxiety, but that is a normal reaction. At Dental Options, the interaction between doctors, hygienists and staff is noticeably relaxed. The spacious interior has well-lit exam rooms and neutral colors complete this cheerful space. If sedation is what a patient wants, that can be done. Dr. Gordon says, “It is a simple type of sedation administered orally with a liquid. For instance, if a patient is scheduled for a tooth extraction or oral surgery, they can be sedated if they so wish and are awakened right after the procedure.” SERVICES OFFERED Insurances accepted, financing available, extended hours, multilingual staff, and in-house specialists. The beauty of being a patient is that eight dental specialists are available under one roof. Looking for a new dentist does not get any easier than this, especially when you need to see a dentist immediately. Patients with emergencies are seen the same day. The office is also open on Saturday for your convenience. DIGITAL X-RAYS Advances in digital X-ray and computer

DENTISTRY AT WORK The oral surgeon does all the wisdom teeth extractions. The periodontist does implants, gum surgery, grafts and osseous surgery. Many people don’t know what implants are. The implants are made of titanium and go inside the bone and there is no post-operative pain. The bone grows around the threads of the implant which generally takes 3 to 4 months. The patient returns to the office and a crown is then fitted on top of the implant. The beauty of Dental Options is that all the dentists and dentistry specialists work together in the same office space. They are committed and consult with each other; that is what patients like, being able to hear all the options.


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  Activities Director Duties and Responsibilities: • Develop customer monthly activities calendar/community newsletter • Implement Activities timely according to Schedule • Lead and develop new programs that are stimulating and fun • Hold Monthly Theme Parties • Recruit Speakers for Educational Talks at Community • Annually set a list of goals and objectives for self and for residents and achieve them • Partner with cross functional team members to ensure shared goals, objectives and initiatives are realized • Be the resident customer service advocate • Monitor leading edge industry and report on new trends • Ensure compliance within state requirements • Conduct programming for High Functioning, Moderate Functioning and low Functioning residents • Conduct painting, music and crafts classes weekly • Coordinate religious programming • Create and post Resident Biography 48 hours after resident moves into community

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If you would like to submit an announcement for our Community Calendar in the paper – or online, where you are guaranteed placement weekly, please send it to: Larry Blustein, Community Calendar Editor, 305 N.W. 10th Terrace, Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009; Fax: 954 458-0765 or via e-mail to: SFSUNTIMES@aol.com. For a complete listing of all Community Calendar items, please check our website at: www.southfloridasuntimes.com. Also follow us on Twitter @sfsuntimes. • Every third Thursday of the month at VK Dance Studios (3363 N.E. 163rd St.) in North Miami Beach, there is a Latin Party at 10 p.m. Free Alcoholic Drinks will be served along with other refreshments. Call 305-9444725 for more information. MENTION YOU SAW THIS IN THE SOUTH FLORIDA SUN TMES AND RECEIVE A DISCOUNT. • Attention: Mental Health Therapists - Do you need a tool to treat PTSD and other difficult cases? This is your opportunity to train in the revolutionary, evidence based approach, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which will teach you how to eliminate PTSD symptoms for your clients in an average of three sessions. This model is studied by The University Of South Florida (USF). You can find more information at: www.ARTworksNOW.com or call Tollfree at: (877) 675-7153 for more information on expanding your tools for difficult cases. • Do you have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder? There is a cure for PTSD. The University of South Florida completed a study funded by the Department of Defense. The results speak for themselves. In most cases, with an average of 3 sessions of Accelerated Resolution Therapy, the symptoms of PTSD were gone. All calls are confidential. Toll free (877) 675-7153 for more information or Google www.ARTwork-

sNow.com. • ANNOUNCING Gulfstream American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post 310, 225 SE 1st Ave. Hallandale Beach; has expanded their Sunday breakfast from once a month to the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month. 9:30am -12:00, Price $7.00 ea. Enjoy a delicious breakfast with a large variety of choices. Omlettes, eggs your way, sausage, bacon, home fries, pancakes, toast, biscuits & gravy. Also your choice of a Bloody Mary or Screwdriver. Open to the public. For more info Call 954.454.6444. • American Legion, Post 304, 41 NE 1st Court, Dania Beach. Friday Night Dinner, every Friday from 5-8 p.m. Live entertainment 7-11 p.m. and Karaoke every Thursday and Saturday. Open to the public! For more info: (954) 9217532. • VFW POST 2500 814 S DIXIE HWY 33020 -

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• VFW Post 814 South Dixie Hwy, Hollywood, FL 33020 2500 Bingo Every Saturday @ 6:30pm 17 games, Lucky Ball, Plus special games Buy 2 cards at $1.00 ea. get one Free! Plus Food. For more info please call 954-9234748 Have fun while Supporting your Veterans.

• City of Hollywood Memorial Senior Partners is located at the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, located at: 1301 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood, Florida 33019 (954) 921-3600: Memorial Senior Partners is currently offering the following classes: Bellydancing with Sandi, members $7.00 per class, non-members, $7.00 + $5.00 non-member fee to Memorial Senior Partners. Tuesdays at 12 noon in room 110. Hawaiian Hula by Chai: Learn the Hukilau, Tiny Bubbles and traditional story telling with hand movements. Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. $10.00 per person, per class, Chai Chien, Hula Instructor,

• Hatha Yoga Classes (Sivananda Method), Breathing, exercise, relaxation ...Tuesday & Thursday Evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm at the Hollywood Beach Culture and Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood. Plussized Yoga Instructor Saraswati has been teaching the HBCCC evening Yoga class for 11 years and welcomes

for more info, call: (954) 560-9675. • Women's Social Club 60 years & over. Join us for monthly luncheons & visit places of interest. No Dues No Officers. Call Eileen 305-933-6766. • Business Networking Event sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Hollywood - Monthly Event Fourth Tuesday of every month: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT), Orangebrook Golf and Country Club 400 Entrada Drive, Hollywood, FL 33021. Thursday, Jan. 2 COMPUTER LESSIONS FOR SENIORS - Age 55 & Over. Registration for Basic Lessons or Internet will take place, 10 a.m. at the The Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood. Cost for eight two-hour sessions is $50.00 each course. Further information, call: (954) 9213600.

Sunday, Jan. 5 • The GOLD COAST COIN CLUB of Hollywood, FL will hold its monthly: “Coin, Currency and Collectible Show” at Mardi Gras Casino 831 North Federal Highway, Hallandale Florida (at the corner of Pembroke Road and US 1). Show will be held from 9:30 am to 3:00 PM. Admission, valet parking and self parking are FREE! Children are welcome! Bourse is on second floor. Wednesday, Jan. 15 • Annual Chinese Auction Luncheon Fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the private room of the Hometown Buffet in Hallandale Beach, 1403 East Halalndale Beach Boulevard. Donation is $14.00 per person and is tax deductible. Proceeds go to Treats For Soldiers, Inc. Please reserve, there is limited seating. Call Claire: (954) 292-8261.

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Welcome the new year with the Strauss Symphony Orchestra in a salute to Vienna By Eleanor Hannan The Strauss Symphony Orchestra returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for a glorious 7th appearance to the Arsht Center with a fresh, new program, bringing holiday joy with a brilliant new cast of more than 75 musicians, European singers and dancers, from the Europaballet and International Ballrooms in beautiful costumes. Celebrate with the best Strauss waltzes, polkas and excerpts from Die Fledermaus, The Merry Widow and more. A truly wonderful way to start the new year. The Strauss Symphony of America is proudly comprised of the finest local musicians. The orchestra is always directed by an internationally acclaimed European conductor presenting a unique and unrivaled interpretation of authentic Viennese music. The full symphony orchestra brings out the beauty of Europe’s great centers of art, music and culture. Inspired by Vienna's world-famous New Year’s Concert, under the direction of Niels Muus, soprano Akiko Nakajima, tenor David Danholt, the beloved tradition returns to the Knight Center Hall at the Arsht Center on Janu-

ary 4, 2014 at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $110 at the Centers box office located at 1300 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami. For all additional information, call: (305) 949-6722. Or: (877) 949-6722. STAND-UP LATINO COMEDIAN GEORGE LOPEZ ON STAGE AT HARD ROCK LIVE: As the premiere Latino comedian in America, George Lopez has become the comic voice of the Hispanic community. Combining tough criticism and honest observations about being Mexican in America. Lopez is the star of his own family sitcom and TBS talk show, bringing a refreshing honesty to TV, that other comedians have not done before. He is openly critical of a number of comics, including Jay Leno and Carlos Mencia. George has twice hosted the Latin Grammy Awards and was co-host of the Prime time Emmy Awards in 2003. He has performed with the Latin Kings of Comedy and starred in the film “The Original Latin Kings of Comedy.” In addition to his comedy and TV work, Lopez is a devoted humanitarian. With his

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RACHELL PASTON ACCOMPLISHED BROADWAY ACTRESS WELCOMES THE NEW YEAR AT POINT EAST THEATRE: Rachell Paston is an actress with many talents. Not only does she sing and dance professionally, but has appeared in many Broadway shows. Rachell has played the part of Chava in “Fiddler On the Roof,” with Herschel Bernardi in addition to at least 10

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her bath, she gets pink.” Lady Valentine is a daughter of Allamystique, a uniquely marked white stallion who is known for his colorful offspring. She is the first foal from the hard-knocking chestnut mare Evolutionary Lady, a winner of seven of 53 career starts. It has been six weeks since the unique filly joined Maragh’s 19horse string at Gulfstream. Lady Valentine has breezed twice during that period and will eventually carry the colors of Box It Stable, but the conditioner is

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When it comes to the real estate market, honesty is the only policy!

When it comes to knowing all about what sells and what doesn't, The Raven Team stands alone. Debbie Finke and Norman Raven have 72 solid years of actually providing that dream home at an affordable price.

• The Raven Team at Sue Ward Homes puts 72 years of combined experience behind every deal they are involved with "Our success is based on the fact that we care and will work around the clock to make our clients happy. We have so many people who we have placed in that perfect home. They tell their friends about us and that's how we get that comfortable relationship." DEBBIE FINKE THE RAVEN TEAM AT SUE WARD HOMES

At a time when "lock boxes" and "robotic deals" are so popular with not so motivated real estate professionals, this is what has put Norman and Debbie in the positive light they are in today. There are no shortcuts.

If you have ever purchased a home or condominium, you understand the hassle it becomes to find someone who is dependable and will steer you in the right direction. As we are coming out of a lengthy recession, property is still by far the best investment - and while making that sound decision isn't often easy, trusting those who have been through all the ups and downs, is the only way to go. When it comes to knowing all about what sells and what doesn't, The Raven Team stand alone. Norman Raven and Debbie Finke have 72 solid years of actually providing that dream home at an affordable price. Working for Sue Ward Homes, Inc., Raven (42 years) has more domestic and foreign real estate experience than anyone you will find. The native of London has embraced the south Florida market, which he insists is still one of the hottest areas to live and work in. "There are many reasons that you buy in

south Florida," Raven explained. "The location and the value that you still get is like no other place. I have watched the market go up and down and this is a place that always comes out on top." Finke agrees. She has been in business for 29 years, and in that time, it's all about being up front and telling the truth that leads to success. She has watched it unfold over and over again. "Our success is based on the fact that we care and will work around the clock to make our clients happy," Finke explained. "We have so many people who we have placed in that perfect home. They tell their friends about us and that's how we get that comfortable relationship." Being successful in real estate is knowing all about the market, following trends and staying ahead of the competition. Both Raven and Finke, who have worked together for 17 years, can balance as many clients as they do because they are informed and have a pulse on each

and every condo or home that is on the market. "It's not unusual during the season (November-March) to be handling 20-30 transactions at once," Finke smiled. "While we are just two people, I have to believe with our track record and positive history, things tend to fall in place." BALANCING MANY PROPERTIES What has made the Raven Team popular is the property they handle can be as close as

Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, Dania Beach and Hallandale Beach or as far away as London, where Norman Raven spends some of the year - closing deals. "Real estate is a funny business," Raven explained. "Here I was in the London office and ended up selling property that was right here in south Florida. You never know what's going to happen." Being able to deal with customers on that one-to-one basis has made the Raven Team unique. At a time when "lock boxes" and "robotic deals" are so popular with not so

motivated real estate professionals, this is what has put Norman and Debbie in the positive light they are in today. There are no shortcuts. "It's all about old fashioned marketing," Finke pointed out. "You do not get satisfied customers and repeat business without that personal touch. I have watched it unfold." FIRST TIME BUYERS The best thing about what the Raven Team does is cut through the shark infested waters that has become the local real estate market. Both take the time not only to give you the best deals, but steer you through that first real estate purchase as well. The Raven Team wants you to be happy and they can help you make that perfect deal. "We even look in a particular city and see if they have breaks for the first time home buyer," Finke said. "It's important for us to

make sure that we help our clients get the very best deal and also let them know about incentives that may go along with it." EDUCATION IS A PLUS No matter what kind of client that walks through their door or contacts them, the Raven Team wants future home buyers to be educated. They want their clients to read up on different things that will help them - in addition to what they already do. Having knowledge about all types of real estate is essential. The Raven Team has agents who not only speak English and Spanish, but French Canadian, Italian, Russian, German, Hebrew and Portuguese as well. If you are looking for someone who can help you with a property purchase, sale or rental, contact the Raven Team at 954-815-3333.

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Seaside Retirement Resort continues to set standards Hallandale Beach's crown jewel - with an established reputation for quality care in assisted living, day care and memory care - offering Oasis Independent Living for mature adults ready to live life to the fullest.

Seaside From Page 1A ––––––––––––––––––––– At a time when there is a demand for beach living and leases on a seasonal or annual basis, this impressive facility - located across the street from the beach on Hallandale Beach - is at its zenith. Seaside Retirement Resort senior living residences have parlayed a great location with first class accommodations, to come up with something very unique and special. SEASONAL LEASES ARE LOW COST AND POPULAR "We are here for the holidays," said Rabbi Mark Morris. "My wife, Mona, is a retired teacher, so we decided to escape the cold weather in Manhattan and spend a couple weeks at Seaside here in sunny Florida." Rabbi Morris, like so many others, found that everything that this superb facility has to offer, at a price that nobody could possibly duplicate, is the only way to go. "The services and amenities are top notch and the breakfast is incredible." Rabbi Morris explained. "We called other resorts and couldn't find anything in our budget. You can't beat a $124 (per person) at Seaside - right in the middle of high rate season."

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Hallandale Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards saving lives, protecting the public beach Hallandale Beach Ocean Rescue lifeguards pulled 70 swimmers from the surf in the 12-month

period from Nov. 30, 2012, through Nov. 30, 2013; all survived. The statistics are the first comprehensive annual

assessment of the success of the City of Hallandale Beach’s expanded beach lifeguard program.

Hallandale Beach wants your business The City will be sponsoring its second “Doing Business with the City” forum at 9 a.m., Friday, January 24, 2014 in the City Commission Chambers in City Hall, 400 S. Federal Highway. Hosted by the Procurement Department, the program will explain the process to become a City Vendor, as well as, the City of Hallandale Beach Local Vendor Preference. The forum is open to all businesses, including businesses outside the City limits. “We’re just beginning the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget, so this is a good time to file your vendor application,” said Andrea Lues, Director of Procurement. Once your business has completed the City’s Vendor application, there is no need to complete the form again. Annually, the City spends millions of dollars purchasing supplies and services to make the City run. Every vendor must have completed a Vendor Application in order to be considered for the City’s business. The forum will afford businesses the opportunity to explore the needs of the City and how to place your business in position to respond for the City’s needs for supplies and services. Each year the Hallandale Beach Police Department, Fire Rescue, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Development Services, City Commission and City Manager fund supplies and services. This is your opportunity to get acquainted on the City’s process for purchasing and to meet the needs of Hallandale Beach residents. Many vendors have already completed the Vendor Application online at the City’s website, www.cohb.org. The application is on the Procurement Department page. The Doing Business with the City forum will answer all your questions and explain how City-based vendors can apply for the Hallandale Beach Local Vendor Preference (LVP). Join us on Friday, January 24, to learn more about how to do business with the City. For more information, call 954-457-1333.

Mayor Cooper shares ideas on her recent visit to Saudi Arabia Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper was one of seven United States Conference of Mayors representatives on an economic and cultural mission to Saudi Arabia earlier this month. The summit explored economic issues, environmental, youth, educational and human rights issues. The trip was at the invitation and expense of the Royal Saudi Arabia government. Mayor Cooper said the meetings were “eye-opening” and yielded several transportation and cultural ideas that could benefit Hallandale Beach residents. In on the meeting at the Al Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, are, from left, Mayor Shane Bemis, Gresham, O, Dr. Mahammed Amin Jefri, Vice Speaker of the Shura Council and Mayor Cooper. The Shura Council is a 150-member advisory council to Saudi King Abdullah. (Photo Courtesy Royal Saudi Arabia council)

South Ocean Drive residents can expect water service interruptions Condominium residents along South Ocean Drive will be weathering individual water service interruptions as the City moves service from the old, outdated water lines to the new, higher-capacity water main. Inland Construction and Equipment of Panama City has completed installation of the new 16-inch water main in South Ocean Drive, received Health Department certification and commenced moving the condominium connections from the old line to the new one. The new line has been tested and flushed and meets the City and County’s water quality standards. When the new water main was installed, 15 new additional fire hydrants were added to the network; all are active. Eight older fire hydrants will be transferred to the new line as crews move along South Ocean Drive. “We expect each (condominium reconnection) will take less than four hours,” said Rafael Perdomo, Hallandale Beach Engineer II and project manager. Residents should not have to boil water after service is resumed. In the interest of fire safety, the City will have all the new hydrants tested by the Fire Department to ensure they perform satisfactorily according to fire standards. “We expect this to be completed by the end of February January,” Mr. Perdomo said. Two crews are working on the reconnections and the contractor is expected to have two connections completed each work day. There are about 40 condominium connections along South Ocean Drive and eight older hydrants. Prior to starting each reconnection, the City will be contacting the condominium to ensure residents know when their water interruption will occur. Each condominium must have their backflow certification current; a copy of the certification will be required. “It takes a lot of coordination and planning,” said Mr. Perdomo. The City must navigate the connections around a myriad of underground gas lines, sewer lines, cable TV, electrical, telephone and storm drainage lines. The City is working to complete the work as quickly as possible. As the contractor completes it work, the City will be required to restore the asphalt to FDOT criteria.

For almost a decade, the City contracted lifeguard services to protect swimmers on the City’s two public beaches. In 2012, the City terminated the contract and expanded the lifeguard zones to include the entire waterfront area in the City, the public beaches and the beaches in front of the condominiums. The change also added two additional lifeguard stations. A team of professionally-trained lifeguard-paramedics guard the City’s about 1 mile of beach. Under the previous private contract for services, the lifeguards were not required to have United States Lifeguard Association (USLA) certification or have paramedic training. To comply with USLA standards, the City must submit an annual report chronicling the lifeguard operations on an annual basis. The annual statistics show: • 838,000 patrons used the beach; • 70 swimmers were rescued from the surf; • 0 drowning; • 22 required emergency medical transport; • 4,397 were treated for minor medical assistance (jellyfish stings, minor cuts, and more); • 53 children were reported missing, and safely located; • 30,688 preventions (swimmers out too far, swimming near rip currents, among other warnings); • 1,557 enforcement issues (boaters too close to shore, alcohol on the beach, disputes); and • 64,493 public safety contacts (advising patrons of safety issues, providing advice and assistance).

In 2012, the City expanded the lifeguard zones to include the entire waterfront area in the City, the public beaches and the beaches in front of the condominiums.

Friends of the Hepburn Center put smiles on children’s faces Children in the City of Hallandale Beach Human Services After School Program (ASP) surrounded Santa Claus with Christmas trees last Thursday at the annual ASP Christmas Program. Students from kindergarten through middle school participated in the musical program before Santa’s arrival with bags and bags of gifts. The singing Christmas trees are first-grade students in the ASP. The gifts were donated by the Friends of the Hepburn Center, community members and unnamed “elves” who stopped by to donate for the children. Santa made sure every child received at least one gift. Also, each child had their name entered in a drawing for one of six new bicycles. (Photo Courtesy City of Hallandale Beach Public Relations)


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Easy cookies for the holidays - or any day (BPT) - Whether the goodies are for gifts, for parties, or for the family to enjoy, crisp fall and chilly winter days are the perfect time to have the oven on and the house smelling great. "Cookies are easy, quick, and everyone loves them. With just a few easy basic recipes, you can make so many delicious variations," says Chef Jim Gallivan of The Art Institute of Atlanta. "The secret to great cookies is top quality ingredients," adds Chef Anthony Mandriota of The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta. "Use real butter, cane sugar, natural vanilla and other extracts, whole eggs, fresh flour and spices. Your taste buds will know the difference and your friends and family will think you're a genius." For a party, try refrigerator cookies. You can make them in advance, then slice and bake them during the party. You'll probably end up with guests in the kitchen having a great time baking them. "If you make these with a food processor, it should only take about 10 minutes to mix. And there are so many different ways to flavor these cookies," Mandriota says. For a gift, try cookie bars. Once baked, you can cut them into small or large shapes, arrange them in a clear bag patterned with holiday designs, and even keep them in the freezer until ready to deliver them into the grateful hands of your friends and co-workers. For the family, think about classic cookies like chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin. Use an electric mixer to whip these up in just a few minutes. Drop by the spoonful onto a baking sheet - no special shaping or cutting needed. You'll find excellent basic cookie recipes in classic cookbooks. Stick to recipes that have been tested by the experts unless you are an expert baker yourself. Or try the refrigerator cookie and variations from these two chefs below. REFRIGERATOR SUGAR COOKIES Vanilla Cookies Ingredients: 2 1/2 to 3 cups sifted all-purpose or pastry flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup softened butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg, slightly beaten 3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: Sift flour, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add egg, cream and vanilla. Blend thoroughly. Shape into a log 1 1/2-inch thick and wrap in waxed paper. Chill in refrigerator for at least 4 hours. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400 F. Slice dough about 1/4inch thick and place on ungreased cookie sheets or parchment paper. Sprinkle with plain or colored sugar if desired. Bake for six to 10 minutes, until edges are just barely browned. Remove from pan while still warm and cool on racks. Once formed into logs and wrapped in waxed paper, the dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw slightly prior to baking. Variations Pecan Cookies: Press a pecan nutmeat into each cookie. Or mix 1/2 cup of chopped nuts into the dough before chilling. Substitute 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract for the vanilla if you like. You can add nuts to any of the cookie flavors. Spice Cookies: Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or cardamom to the sifted ingredients. Butterscotch Cookies: Use 1 1/4 cup light or dark brown sugar instead of granulated sugar. Chocolate Cookies: Melt 4 ounces of unsweetened or semisweet chocolate. (If using unsweetened chocolate, increase sugar to 1 1/4 cup.) Cool and add after the egg. You may also add 1 tablespoon of brandy or rum if you like. Pinwheel Cookies: Take 1/2 recipe each of the vanilla and chocolate cookie dough. Chill and roll out each separately into a rectangle about 1/8-inch thick. Stack the chocolate on top of the vanilla and roll into a log. Then chill, slice and bake as above. You can do this with vanilla and butterscotch if you prefer.

The recipe for indulging in Italian comfort cuisine at home

(BPT) - Looking for a hearty dish to warm up your table this season? Look no further than Tuscan Lasagna al Forno. Inspired by DaVinci(R) Wine's popular Storyteller Experience, this dish brings the authentic flavors of Tuscan food and wine right to your dinner table. In its third year, the Storyteller Experience has sent 12 creative individuals to the picturesque vineyards of Tuscany to experience the people and place behind the 50-yearold wine cooperative that produces the wines. Culinary Arts Storyteller and food blogger Karista Bennett, of Karista's Kitchen, created this lasagna after tasting the distinct flavor at a Florence restaurant during the Storyteller Experience. Bennett was delightfully surprised at how this version differed from lasagna traditionally enjoyed back home. Featuring buttery lasagna pasta sheets with rich bechamel, parmesan, pecorino and Bolognese sauce, or as they call it in Tuscany - sugo. Perfect for gathering around the table with loved ones, this recipe pairs nicely with a glass of DaVinci Chianti or Chianti Riserva. For authentic Italian recipes, wine pairing ideas, and to see all of the Storytellers' creations, visit www.Facebook.com/ DaVinciWine. TUSCAN LASAGNA AL FORNO

3/4 - 1 lb ground beef or ground Italian sausage 1 red onion, diced 1 carrot, small diced 1 rib of celery, small diced 1-2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup DaVinci Chianti 2-3 cups tomato sauce Pinch dried oregano Pinch of allspice or pumpkin pie spice Salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a heavy bottom skillet, heat a tablespoon or two of olive oil over medium high heat and saute the onion, carrot and celery until nicely golden brown, almost caramelized. Add the ground meat and garlic to the soffrito (diced veggies) and cook until done, breaking up any big pieces. The meat should be small and somewhat minced. Take the skillet off the heat and stir in the wine, scraping up the bits of good stuff (fond) on the bottom of the pan. Stir in the tomato sauce, oregano and allspice or pumpkin pie spice and a pinch or two of salt and

pepper. Put the skillet back on the heat and bring to a low simmer. Let the sauce simmer while you prepare the bechamel. BECHAMEL OR WHITE RAGU 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 6 tablespoons flour 3 cups warm whole milk Pinch of nutmeg Salt and pepper to taste Directions: In a large sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat. When the butter is melted, whisk in the flour. Then slowly whisk in the warm milk. Continue whisking until your milk comes to a simmer and begins to thicken. Turn the heat down to prevent burning the sauce and continue whisking until the sauce thickens. Stir in the pinch of fresh grated nutmeg and season to taste with salt and pepper. You will want this bechamel (white ragu) thicker than a bechamel that you might toss with pasta. So if it feels heavy or thick that's OK. It's

TUSCAN LASAGNA AL FORNO

perfect for the lasagna. For the Lasagna: Ingredients: Fresh lasagna sheets, cooked - (enough to fill a 9x13 baking dish) 3-4 cups sugo 3-4 cups bechamel 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 cup shaved pecorino Toscano Chopped fresh Italian parsley for garnish Directions: Pre-heat the oven to 350 F. Ladle a little sugo in the bottom of the baking dish and line with pasta sheets. Ladle the pasta sheets with bechamel, sprinkle of parmesan and pecorino. Continue alternating the bechamel and sugo until you've created 56 layers or used all your pasta sheets. Be sure to save a cup of sugo for the top of the lasagna. Sprinkle the lasagna with the remaining cheese, cover with foil and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the sides are bubbly. Raise the heat to 400 F. Remove the foil and cook the lasagna until the top is toasty and cheese is golden brown, another 10 minutes or so. You may wish to put it under the broiler for extra color. Let the lasagna rest for about 10 minutes before slicing. This will allow the bechamel and cheese to firm for slicing. Serve with a side of extra sugo and grated Parmesan if desired.


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