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Saluting the Hallandale Beach PAL champion soccer team


Larry Blustein The City of Hallandale Beach Police Athletic League (PAL) girls Under 10 team took first place in the 2012 Greater Hollywood Soccer League Championships recently. The young ladies defeated a touch Miramar Optimist club 1-0 in the finals held at the Hallandale Adult Center. Displaying the trophy are, front row, from left, Bianca Stutenburg, Briana Sandoval, Katherine Alipazaga and Jayla Pamplona; middle row, from left, Leilani Perez-Abreu, Roxana Margelu, Alexandra Margela, Kayla Eugene and Jennyfer Grundler, and back for, from left, Assistant Coach Bryan Sandoval and Head Coach Ion Rataru. The girls finished the season with a 10-1 record. (Photo courtesy Hallandale Beach PAL)

BROWARD DENTAL IMPLANTS & COSMETIC CENTER Tobacco Use, Alcohol, and Oral Cancer More than 35,000 Americans will be diagnosed with Oral Cancer this year. Most of them will be tobacco users, smokers, former smokers, and smokeless tobacco users. A few statistics: There is no nice way to paint the picture, so I’ll just start swinging away with my brush. Of people 50 years of age or older diagnosed with oral cancer, more than 75% of them are or were tobacco users. And some

Patricia M. Bobadilla, D.D.S., Prosthodontist. studies I’ve seen that include throat and larynx cancer put the number closer to 90%. That’s nine out of ten. That’s a HUGE correlation that is worthy of any tobacco users attent–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– DENTAL, Page 6A

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As I do - from time to time - I like to get out and spend time in our communities. It's a tremendous way to stay in touch with all the areas in which we cover, and at that same time, speak firsthand on many things instead of going off what others say - or what is perceived. The one thing that

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HALLANDALE BEACH With one championship still to be decided, awards and participation certificates were handed out Monday morning at the Cultural community Center to participants in the first City of Hallandale Beach Senior Championships. Page 15A.

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‘AROUND THE CITY OF CHOICE’ City Commission gets draft report on issues that some had questions, concerns about

All Development Agreements Found in Compliance The auditor inspected 24 development agreements that were approved to be built between January 2007 and September 2010. Of the 24, 8 were found not to have been executed. The eight were not actually developer agreements, but conditional agreements and should not have been included on the schedule. Of the 16 executed developer agreements, 8 properties had been issued a Certificate of Occupancy and 8 had not. Of the 8 that were reviewed there was one note in regards to $50,000 of developer contributions that were waived in exchange for the rental property to offer active City employees a $50 per month discount on their rent for a period of one year. This was not considered an exception as there is documenting evidence of approval. Alternate timelines are met with in the development agreements and there were no amended executed developer agreements. Within an agreed procedures audit, the accountants report

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All Vendor Contracts Found In Compliance The next area reviewed was vendor contracts. When the City originally hired Marcum, we had set a limit on their fees not to exceed $60,000. Within the original scope of services, City Commission had a stated goal of having five years of vendor contracts. The City Manager negotiated with Marcum based on a list which was comprised of $8,931,000 of contracts. It was later found that these contracts were only for one year. City Manager Antonio brought this to the attention of the Commission and the Commission agreed with this recommendation not to incur any additional cost unless exceptions

has scheduled a “meet and greet” reception for the final candidates the evening March 30 at our Community Cultural Center. The following day, March 31st, the City Commission will be conducting interviews in our City Hall chambers. Both of these meetings are open to the public and we encourage all our residents to participate and provide their input and observations.

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This recommendation was adopted by the City Commission. The larger part of this audit was conducted on the CRA. The agreed upon procedures focused on land purchases and dispositions and CRA loan programs. I will review that portion of the audit in next week's article. We will be conducting a CRA special meeting on Wednesday, March 28 beginning at 6 PM. The City Commission is also in the process of hiring a new City Manager. The City Commission


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were found within the analyzed year. The auditor’s engagement letter stated there were 128 contracts that fell within the City Manager's approval authority of $0-$50,000. 42 of the contracts were in excess of that authority. Upon review of the list Marcum noted that there were 105 contracts falling within the City Manager's approval; 40 and 31 in excess that required approval. In all cases, including change orders, it was found that the City Manager acted in compliance with administrative policies and there were no exceptions noted. It should be noted that this Special Procedures engagement is not a financial audit of the CRA. Our city goes through an annual audit as required by state statutes. As part of that audit, the CRA’s are audited, but not to the extent of a single financial audit. Our CRA was audited by the state over five years and received a clean audit report with only one note. That note was for not pursuing receipt of the hospital district TIF contribution. City Manager Mark Antonio recommended that since the CRA budget has printed $10 million, a fiscal audit be done on an annual basis.


HALLANDALE BEACH - On March 7th we received the draft report from the accounting firm of Marcum for discussion and recommendations on Agreed Upon Procedures Audit. This is a review of documentation and reports to ensure operating policies were followed within specific areas. The procedures focused on in this audit were development agreements, vendor contracts, CRA real property acquisition and disposals and CRA Commercial Loan Programs. At the time Marcum was hired, there were questions raised about the former City Manager's actions and whether they were in line with administrative policies when it came to purchasing and development agreements. The City Commission welcomed the opportunity to have these issues laid to rest. The auditors were hired on a 4-1 vote with Commissioner Ross dissenting. The auditors reviewed 24 development agreements with approximately 20,000,000 commitments from developers. The agreements were inspected to ensure they were entered into according to City guidelines and timelines and conditions were met by both the developer and the City and the execution of the financial aspects of the developer agreements.

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returned in February after a nearly two-year absence, draws both serious automobile enthusiasts and families looking for an entertaining way to spend a Sunday. Car show coordinator David Erickson said the revival of the Dream Car Classic in Downtown Hollywood is symbolic of the resurgence of the national economy. "People want to enjoy daily life, and the automobile brings that joy," said Erickson, president of Street Smart Events Inc. "Downtown Hollywood is a great destination every day

of every week, with a great mix of active businesses. Our restaurants represent our diversity of cultures. The automobiles at the monthly Dream Car Classic represent the culture of the

past and our current times." Antique autos, muscle cars and exotic concept cars are all welcome. The winners of the People's Choice Award in the classic and

modern classes will each receive a $100 cash prize, with Dream Car Classic Tshirts awarded to the owners of the Top Ten Vehicles. Car show registration is $10 and will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Participating vehicles should enter the show at 20th Avenue and Tyler Street. There is no charge for admission to the Dream Car Classic, which takes place the first Sunday of the month through June. Upcoming dates are May 6 and June 3. The Dream Car Classic is sponsored by the City of Hollywood Community Re-

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–––––––––––––––––– ion. I’m not saying that if you smoke or dip you are definitely going to get oral cancer, but with numbers like I just mentioned, the risk you are taking with every smoke or chew are profound. I realize talking about this kind of thing to anyone who smokes is sometimes futile. But as a Dentist, I can tell you that I have seen the damage that smoking and tobacco use cause firsthand. You can throw alcohol use in there as well; heavy alcohol use (20 + drinks a week) is almost as bad as tobacco use. Now, here’s the real kicker…you know how some people say smoking and drinking go together? Oral Cancer thinks so as well. Smoking and drinking together, especially when both are done in above average quantities, increase your chances of contracting Oral Cancer markedly. People who smoke and drink heavily are 15 times more likely to contract Oral Cancer. That guy you see in the bar four times a week smoking and doing shot after shot of whiskey, has a pretty good chance of getting oral cancer when he is older, (although I’d like to ask what YOU are doing in the bar four times a week also! But that’s for another day). Again, there is no way to say this nicely or tactfully, if you use tobacco or alcohol with any kind of regularity, you are at a significantly higher risk for Oral Cancer. And if you use tobacco and alcohol together, the risk increases exponentially. When to see your Dentist about Oral Cancer Symptoms: My advice is pretty simple: get two dental checkups/cleanings a year (which you should be doing anyway.) And specifically ask your dentist to do oral cancer screening. He or she will check for the most common signs. Doing this twice a year will ensure that you will

catch anything fairly quickly (the survival rate is much higher the earlier any cancer is caught.) In regards to sores or such that you can see or feel, let me start by saying that the mouth is an incredibly diverse place, with all kinds of things happening. Sores, bumps, bleeding etc are all quite common. Anything from a simple canker sore to biting your cheek can produce a cancer like symptom and scare the daylights out of anyone. My standard advice here is almost any mouth sore that does not show signs of healing in two weeks should be looked at. This will eliminate 99% of sores, lumps, etc in the mouth, as most either heals outright or show marked improvement in two weeks’ time. So, if you notice a red or white sore, etc, give it two weeks before you start worrying yourself to death. Oral Cancer Signs & Symptoms: Unfortunately, in its early stages, Oral Cancer can go unnoticed. Oral Cancer could look like a common ulcer, cold sore or discoloration of tissue. Fortunately, your dentist can see or feel if a lesion looks cancerous. If you have any type of lesion in your mouth, or on your lips, that doesn’t heal within two weeks, or a difficulty in swallowing for periods of time, it is very important to see your dentist right away.

“Change your smile, Change your life” (954) 456-1939! dentures. * A lump in your neck. * An earache. If you present any of these symptoms you should see a doctor or dentist so that if there are any problem it can be diagnosed and treated as early as possible. Most often, these symptoms do not mean cancer. An infection or another problem can cause the same symptoms. Diagnosis of Oral Cancer If you have symptoms that suggest oral cancer, the doctor or dentist checks your mouth and throat for red or white patches, lumps, swelling, or other problems. This exam includes looking carefully at the roof of the mouth, back of the throat, and insides of the cheeks and lip? The doctor or dentist also gently pulls out your tongue so it can be checked in the sides and underneath. The floor of your mouth

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AM - 1:00 PM at the Mardi Gras Casino, 831 N Federal Highway. HALLANDALE BEACH, FLORIDA  33009. Free admission to the public. For more information, contact the Hallandale Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Website: CHAMBER OFFICE 954-454-0541. Saturday, Mar. 24 • The Little Flower Church located at 1805 Pierce Street in Hollywood is holding an Antique & Flea Market Fundraiser from 8 AM until 2 PM. Find a variety of items at this bargain shopper’s event including unique collectibles and antiques, jewelry, coins, glassware, dinnerware, plants, books, clothing, silverware, and much, much more. There will be a buyer on premises to buy your gold jewelry, broken gold jewelry, dental gold, silver and jewelry for cash. Admission is free. Vendor space is still available. For more information, please call

Hollywood’s Expo Al Fresco, April 11th. 305-951-7349. • Come, celebrate our 40th. year at our March Ceili, 7pm-11pm at the American Legion, 211 N 21 Ave. Hwd. Music: Tommy & Sharon. Admission: $10 members & $12 guests. Complimentary Tea, Coffee, cake. More info Email: Call 954-921-4325 / 754281-7202. Tuesday, Mar. 27 • The Hollywood Democratic Club Meeting will be held at 7:00 P.M. at The Hollywood Beach Community Center, 1301 S.

Ocean Dr, Hollywood. Speakers: Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober and Kevin O'Connor, Organizing for America (OFA). The Hollywood Democratic Club invites interested people to attend and join the club. For further information contact Alan Stieb: 954922-8572 E-mail: Wednesday, Mar. 28 • Temple Beth El presents "JEWISH BROADWAY" a film. $2 at the door. Popcorn included. For more info contact the Temple at 954-920-8225. Thursday, Mar. 29

• The Hallandale Beach Area Chamber announces the 4th Annual South Broward BIZZ BUZZ Speed Networking. It's fast, it's fun, it’s free…… .it’s.....Bizz Buzz!! From 6:00 PM - 08:00 PM at Memorial Regional Hospital Auditorium, 3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood. Hallandale Beach Area Chamber office 954-454-0541. Email: m. There is NO CHARGE  to attend. Parking is free. Tickets will be validated. Light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and beverages will be served. Sunday, Apr. 1 The GOLD COAST COIN CLUB of Hollywood will hold its monthly: “Coin, Currency and Collectible Show” At David Park Recreation Center 108 N. 33 Court, Hollywood (1 mile west of I-95 on Hollywood Blvd).  Show will be held from 10:00 am to 3:00 PM.  Admission, parking and coffee are FREE!  Children

are welcome! • BLUEGRASS SHOW & JAM---12:30 to 5:30pm at Greynolds Park, NE 22 Ave. & Miami Gardens Dr. in No. Miami Beach. Come celebrate Spring with our All-American sounds. Its a great way to learn an acoustic instrument by playing with others of all levels. Bring  your own lawn chair or blanket.  Food and drink is available. The Show is FREE, but parking is $6.  For more info. go to www.southfloridabluegrass or call (305) 358-1800. Wednesday, Apr. 11 Expo Alfresco - 5pm – 8pm. ArtsPark at Young Circle. Presented by Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, this is the area’s largest Networking & Food Tasting Extravaganza. The Ticket price: $15. For information call Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (954) 9234000.

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Walk for the Animals was a huge success FORT LAUDERDALE - More than 4,000 people and their four-legged doggie companions descended on Huizenga Plaza in downtown Fort Lauderdale on March 3rd. The walkers participated in the Humane Society of Broward County’s Annual Walk for the Animals presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and sponsored by PETCO Foundation and Ed Morse Automotive Group.  The 1.25 mile walk, now in its 22nd year, was chaired by Jennifer Kennedy and Brian Mora and Honorary Chairs were Jacey Birch of WPLG Local 10 News, Darlene Evens from 99.9 Kiss Country and Patti Morse of Ed Morse Automotive Group. Walkers started to arrive at 8 a.m. and throughout the morning filled the plaza.  Guests enjoyed complimentary pancakes from IHOP while listening to the tunes of The Thunderhead Band.  Kids en-

joyed the bounce house and face painting; while the dogs enjoyed doggie massages, red carpet photos and cooling off in the doggie pools. The crowd was also entertained by the Purina Incredible Dog Team’s performance and SunDanz dancers. As a result of everyone’s hard work and all the incredible sponsors the Walk for the Animals netted over $530,260 for the shelter.  The top three individual fundraisers were:  Laura Goetz with $18,065, Christine Forman with $13,775 and Kim Burns with $11,501.  The top three packs (or teams) were: Stilish Paws with $59,708, PAWS with $50,090 and Animal Assisted Therapy with $ 31,427.  The top new pack was Yachtronics with $3,655.  This year’s top three fundraisers will enjoy a 2-night/ 3-day stay at a Kimpton Hotel in Aspen, CO, San Francisco, CA, or New York City, NY. The Humane Society

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SPOTLIGHT ON HOLLYWOOD Seniors are partnering up By Linda Goberna, Recreation Program Manager HOLLYWOOD Memorial Healthcare System and the City of Hollywood are excited to announce a new partnership that will provide a wide array of programs for people over age 50 at Boulevard Heights and the Beach Culture and Community Centers. Toward the end of February 2012 the Memorial Senior Partners program will relocate to provide programs in the two City of Hollywood facilities. Senior Partners presently has a membership of more than 9,000 people who participate in programs including improved health, exercise, social interaction, travel and special events. An experienced group of instructors will work with staff to schedule activities Monday through Friday. And working with City of Hollywood staff, we

Memorial Senior Partners membership requires a onetime administration fee of $25. However, due to this new partnership, membership fees will be reduced to $10 for City of Hollywood residents who apply prior to June 1st. will explore expansion of program opportunities. Memorial’s Candi Pettinger , 954.921.3600, will work from the Beach Culture and Community Center. Memorial’s Susan Reigel, 954.967.4236, will work from Boulevard Heights. Initial schedules are included in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Program Guide; however, we would appreciate your input and questions, so please feel free to contact Candi or Susan. Memorial Senior Partners membership requires a one-time administration fee of $25. However, due to

this new partnership, membership fees will be reduced to $10 for City of Hollywood residents who apply prior to June 1st. In addition to Senior Partner program participation, members are given discounts in Memorial Healthcare System hospital cafeterias, private hospital rooms (when available) and additional benefits. Memorial Healthcare wishes to thank the City of Hollywood for its willingness to work in partnership. We have a long history of working together and we are proud to continue providing residents with the best services available.

CITY OF HOLLYWOOD EVENTS - APRIL 2012 WHAT: Expo Alfresco WHEN: Wednesday, April 11 TIME: 5pm – 8pm WHERE: ArtsPark at Young Circle Presented by Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, this is the area’s largest Networking & Food Tasting Extravaganza. The Ticket price: $15. For information call Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce (954) 923-4000 WHAT: South Florida Histiocytosis Walk (5th Annual Walk of 2012 5K) WHEN: Saturday, April 14 TIME: Walk begins at 8 a.m. WHERE: Gather at Hollywood Beach Theatre on Johnson Street. Travels north to Charleston Street and return. For information call Patricia Ramos (954) 518.1233 WHAT: “Walk the Talk” for Epilepsy WHEN: Sunday, April 15 TIME: 8am - Noon WHERE: Hollywood Beach Broadwalk This walk-a- thon raises funds and awareness to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation. Walk begins at No. Beach Park travels south to Beach Theatre at Johnson Street and returns to N Beach Park. For information call Mary Gomez (954) 779-1509 WHAT: 13th Annual Diamonds in the Rough Golf Tournament WHEN: Saturday, April 28 TIME: 8am Shotgun start WHERE: Orangebrook Golf & Country Club Benefiting Hollywood’s Diamonds in the Rough Youth Golf Program. $90 per player- Diamond Participant includes Awards Luncheon. Sponsorships available. For information call Kathy (954) 967-4221 HYPERLINK "" WHAT: Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition Run to Remember 5K WHEN: Saturday, April 28 TIME: Registration 6:30am, Start time: 7:30am – 9:00am - $25.00 Pre-register - $30.00 Race Day WHERE: Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, beginning at North Beach Park This event is sponsored by Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition. For information call Bridget Schneiderman at (954) 602-4348 WHAT: Take Steps Walk WHEN: Saturday, April 28 TIME: 6p - 9p WHERE: ArtsPark at Young Circle Sponsored Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), This family friendly walk is to raise funds for CCFA. Music, food and live entertainment at the ArtsPark Amphitheater. For information call (561) 218-2929 WHAT: Alternative Education Foundation 5K Run WHEN: Sunday, April 29 TIME: Registration begins at 6 a.m. Race starts at 7:30 a.m. WHERE: North Beach Park on the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk For Information call Elizabeth Margolis (954)931-8497 – – 954-458-0635 – South Florida Sun-Times /Thursday, March 22, 2012 Page 11A

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HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR Sheriff Al Lamberti receives award at the 31st Annual Dinner of Chabad of South Broward Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti received the Humanitarian of the Year Award at the 31st Annual Dinner of Chabad of South Broward. The Dinner took  place on Sunday, March 11, at Chabads' Headquarters, 1295 East Hallandale Beach Blvd. The Sheriff was recognized for his overall kindness and dedication to all Broward citizens, and for his partnering with Browards' premier and most relevant Drug Prevention and Education Program, PROJECT PRIDE. At the Dinner, Special Assistant to the Sheriff, Mr Alan Berkowitz, announced that the Sheriff's office will renew their partnership with Chabad. Also honored that evening were Izzie Wolman, with the Comeback Kid Award. Mr Wollman is an 82 year old success story, a survivor from Lodz, recently Bar

Mitzvah'd at Young Israel of Hollywood- Ft Lauderdale; David and Robin Taney received the Parents of the Year Award. The Taneys are dedicated to their children, the Hallandale Hebrew Club, and the Kollel for Businessmen and Professionals; David and and Noga Sedaghati,  accepted the Young Leadership Award.The Sedaghatis are dedicated to the CHAI Tots Preschool, their growing synagogue, and the future of Yiddishkeit. Honorary Chairmen  for the Dinner was Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper, and Nicki Grossman, President of the Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. Dinner Co-Chairs were Dr Barry Alter, Past President Jewish Federation of Broward County, Mr Bernie Friedman, Past President Posnack JCC,

and Mr Steve Kerzer, Past Recipient of Rebbe's Ambassador Award. Dinner celebrated Chabads' 32nd ( LevHeart) year as leaders in Jewish Education, Outreach and Social Sevices in Broward County. Over forty programs  and institutions are based at Chabads' Headquarters in Hallandale Beach, with 12 separate Chabad Centers throughout South Broward. Featured Entertainment at the Dinner was the popular Comedian MODI, who had over two hundred Dinner guests "in stiches" for over an hour!  Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus, who was introduced at the beginning of the Dinner by Mr Bernie Friedman, remarked,"We offer education to preschoolers and to Seminary students, and to elementary and high students of all ages, our non-sectar-

Hollywood hosts Eastern European Shtetel for Purim

It was a literal recreation of an Eastern European Shtetel, as Hollywood was host to Purim in the Shtetel. Located on the breathtaking campus of Chabad of Northeast Hollywood, this Purim Experience, attended by over 300 men, women, and children, included horse and buggy rides, a petting zoo, a fiddler on the roof, many Tevyes, Zlatas and Goldas, the Algeimeiner Journal at each table, and other Shtetel props and backdrops, wine tasting, Eastern European foods at a lavish banquet, and a fun filled afternoon and evening with Purim delicacies galore. Coordinated by Rabbi Mendy and Endi Tennenhaus, Purim in the Shtetel was a joint project of Shul of the Lakes and Chabad of South Broward.

Mardi Gras Casino is Celebrating April Fool’s Day with Gong Show On Sunday, April 1 at 2:00 p.m., we invite you to enter with the aim of offering the most uniquely, terribly funny variety performance. Contestants will compete in single or group acts with the aim of being unique, funny or absolutely awful. When the judges can take no more, the gong will be struck! When the last gong has rung, the judges will declare the winner. To sign up for this contest, come to the Mardi Gras Casino Players’ Club any time during business hours, from now until March 29th. For complete rules and details, visit Players’ Club or visit The prizes for our show are as follows: Mardi Gong Show 1st Place: The Highly Unusual Amount of $1004.12 Mardi Gong Show 2nd Place: The Highly Unusual Amount of $400.12 Mardi Gong Show 3rd Place: The Highly Unusual Amount of $40.12 For those of you who would rather not be gonged, come and cheer on your favorite contestants. Admission to the show is free. ABOUT MARDI GRAS CASINO Mardi Gras Casino is located at 831 North Federal Highway on the corner of US-1 and Pembroke Road. The casino offers over 70,000 square feet of casino excitement featuring 1,100 Las Vegas-style slot machines, including new linked Progressive slots, video roulette, and Classic blackjack with live dealers; 30 action packed poker tables; simulcast and greyhound racing; and various dining options. For more information, call 954-924-3200 or visit Become a fan on Facebook at or follow us on twitter at http://www/

ian drug prevention program reaches thousands in public and private schools, and our Special Needs Services include The Friendship Circle and Mikvahs for the Physically Challenged. As we celebrate the year of "LEV" (Heart-32), many in the community, regardless of religious observance, view us, and turn to us, as the heart of the community, and the very Center of their lives. The Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M Schneerson, annually sent a personal letter to our Dinners. The last letter the Rebbe signed, after going to the the Mikvah, and right before going to the Ohel, on 27 Adar 1, 1992, was the letter to our 11th Annual Dinner. Surely, the Rebbe's blessings continues to extend to all Dinner Honorees and Guests." Rabbi Dovid Kudan read the letter the Rebbe sent to the 10th Annual Dinner in 5751, Rabbi Yossy Lebovics led in the reciting of Tehillim for all of Israel, and for Seminary student Elana Leah bas Shaindel Rochel, and Seminary student

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live racing has been one of the huge differences this year. New fans are starting to like what they see, and having children being able to stand along the rail and see the greyhounds from feet away adds to the excitement. "We were here visiting and had never been to a dog race before," said Michael Paul of Boston. "The kids went to the beach, saw just about everything possible, but they wanted to come and watch the dogs run. Man, they are fast, and if it can occupy my 6 and 8-year-old for just an hour, I am happy." Another huge winner this past week has been Downtown Hollywood, where it appears there is a restaurant at every step. Kicked up by so many planned city

–––––––––––––––––––– Hallandale Beach, Hollywood and through Dania, is that there is much competition for the entertainment dollar. At a time of the year when we have that audience from across the country, into Canada and from other parts of the world, it essential for many businesses to do what they can to drive traffic and plant seeds for future return trips to the region. It boggles my mind how many restaurants and destination venues that we continue to fill, and while many locals have that short fuse with the traffic and longer lines, it is indeed one sacrifice that I simply do not mind. That extra 15 minutes will only help the economy, and that makes me smile. Look in our publication any Thursday and you will see advertisers, local businesses that get the fact that you need to attract physical bodies now - while they are still here, escaping cooler weathers elsewhere. "I look in the paper every week to find out where I can go for less money," said Hollywood resident Michael Trumball. "I work all week, and even though my financial cushion isn't what it once was, there is a need to unwind and reward myself. That's when I take advantage of the great specials." Indeed, this is the time of year that locals can also relish in lower prices and great deals, which is all in the name

The Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day saw thousands flock to downtown Hollywood for the parade and annual festival. Last weekend, the streets were overflowing once again. There are so many destinations, choosing where to spend your money is a tough decision. of healthy competition. Running 2 for 1 specials, dropping prices on goods and services as well as attracting that thin dollar at local casinos and pari-mutuel establishments is what this "season" is all about. One of the other things that has really been positive this season is the weather. Even though we would love to have our many visitors believe that this is what Florida is all about during the winter, we have been very fortunate, seeing only a handful of cold days. It probably has been that way across the country, but 80s this time of year would be difficult to match - anywhere on the globe! The competition for the stretching dollar, especially with gas prices getting ready to jump past $4 a gallon, has spilled over to Mardi Gras Greyhound Racing

and Casino and Gulfstream Thoroughbred Racing and Casino. Both have been fortunate that this current meet has been competitive. Both Hallandale Beach destinations have come up with so many great promotional ideas. Whether it's during the day at Gulfstream, where there is much anticipation for the Florida Derby on Saturday, March 31st, or Mardi Gras for what has been a revival of greyhound racing this year, the action is impressive. "I have been coming to this track (Mardi Gras) since back in the day she it was Hollywood," said Fort Lauderdale resident Mark Ferreira. "This meet, more than ever has watched more people come out - instead of betting through the off track betting. It is great to see new people coming here. People who have a better un-

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events that attract people, this is an area that truly is very underrated. From the shops, restaurants and specialty stores along Hollywood Blvd. and Harrison Street to the many great walking and browsing destinations, the competition has been fierce, but like I said before, long lines do not bother me - especially when it will end up helping all of us. "We came here last week and went to the St. Patrick's Day Parade and were blown away by the people who came out," Alicia Townsend pointed out. "Came back this week to check out a few restaurants we saw, and it was just as crowded. I kind of like the nighttime charm this city has."

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SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS With one championship still to be decided, awards and participation certificates were handed out Monday morning at the Cultural community Center to participants in the first City of Hallandale Beach Senior Championships. Heavy rains last Thursday delayed completion of the bocce championship until this week. Weather permitting, the title will be decided today, Thursday, March 22, when the matches resume at 9 a.m., at the Golden Isles Tennis Center. The games were open to all seniors, 55 and older, and stressed participation. However, champions were crowned in table tennis (men’s and women’s singles), poker, dominoes, tennis (men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles), and bowling (men’s and women’s). One participant, tennis player Bill Opiola, won two titles, the men’s doubles with Jim Schaak on Tuesday, and mixed doubles with Elena Paz on Wednesday. Hallandale Beach Senior Olympian JoAnn Sampson, 71, told the group of about 100 gath-

Even rain can’t dampen the ethusiasm of local athletes ered at the awards breakfast, participation is the key. Ranked fourth in the world in the 100meter dash, Ms. Sampson stressed the need to stay active and play. “I have aches and pains just like you do, but I know I have to keep going,” Ms. Sampson said. She started running at age 62 and has notched numerous titles as she climbed the national and international rankings for woman above age 60. “Remember, if it’s in your heart, you can do it.” The City of Hallandale Beach launched the championships after Broward County discontinued their senior games. Members of the City of Hallandale Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Board wanted to fill the void created by the discontinued games. In 2011, it was too late to get the games off the ground, so the City set their sights on 2012 to launch the Senior Championships. “I was very happy with the turnout for the first year,” said Parks and Recreation Director Rebecca Munden-Correa.

“We wanted to get the games off the ground and, yes, I would say it was a success.” In the first senior championships, the age of the players ranged from 57 years old to 97 years old. The average age of the winners was 69 ½ years old. The winners included: Tennis: Men’s Doubles – Bill Opiola and Jim Schaak. Women’s Doubles – Jackie Buenstein and Karen Varvaro. Mixed Doubles – Bill Opiola and Elena Paz.

Relay For Life event set for May 18-19 Teams and participants are being sought for the American Cancer Society and City of Hallandale Beach annual Relay For Life, Friday, May 18, through Saturday, May 19, at Peter Bluesten Park. The walk is 18 hours beginning at 6 p.m. Friday. “We have 14 teams registered, but we need more,” said Steven Carlo, event chairman. “We have at least another six teams (interested, but not yet registered).” “We’ve dedicated this year’s relay to Carlos Simmons,” Mr. Carlo said. Mr. Simmons was a staple in Hallandale Beach and at Relay For Life. As cochairman of the event, he fought a public battle with cancer; it claimed his life last September. He was 65. “He so much was a part of this,” said Mr. Carlo. “He was vice chairman and advocacy chairman.” Already this year, Relay For Life has 30 survivors lined up for the walk, but more are welcomed. “We encourage all to participate, kids and adults.” Mr. Carlo said. Mr. Carlo is a teacher at Gulfstream Middle School in Hallandale Beach, and working with his students on the need to give back to the community. “For the kids, it’s a chance to give back in a way that’s fun,” Mr. Carlo said. “We had about 30 of our students last year.” At Bluesten Park, the City complex offers large fields for play, a baseball/softball diamond, basketball courts and racquetball courts. If Relay For Life can find two volunteer lifeguards, they hope to use the municipal pool at the park. Participants are encouraged to make Relay For Life a memorable night, camping out in the City park while helping fight cancer. Unlike traditional fundraisers where participants secure pledges for each lap completed, this event is one pledge, regardless of the number of laps completed on the winding path around Bluesten Park. “They collect pledges all year long,” Mr. Carlo said. “The event is over two days. They learn what it’s like to have cancer. It’s darkest when you find out you have cancer and it’s gets better as you survive and make it through (the night).” Some teams sell items at the event as their way to raise money for the American Cancer Society. “The (City of Hallandale Beach) Fire Department will have a barbecue at the Relay For Life as their fundraiser,” Mr. Carlo said. Fire Chief Daniel Sullivan is a former co-chairman of the event and a cancer survivor. The event was moved from Hallandale High School to Peter Bluesten Park this year. Bluesten Park offers a better balance of activity opportunities. At the high school, the Relay For Life was staged on the track and football field. However, rain dampened the activities and made for a soggy field. “We only had 75 to 100 (participants) because of the rain,” said Mr. Carlo. “This year, we’re hoping for at least 200 or more.” The formal event kids off at 6 p.m. Friday, May 18, with presentations and inspirational stories from cancer survivors. A luminaria ceremony will remember friends and family who lost their battles with cancer. As the sun sets, candles will light the trail in memory of cancer victims. A DJ will provide the music during the evening with various games being planned throughout the night and early morning hours. Teams or individual interested in participating should contact Mr. Carlo at 954-937-3892 or at For more information, go to

Table Tennis: Men’s -Paul Park. Women’s – Sue Rae Weber. Bowling: Men’s – Bob Eastman, 410 pins. Women’s – Lorraine Albeke, 350 pins. Poker (Texas Hold’Em): Myrna Fingles. Dominoes: Tie, Ruth Angel and Rose Libby.

CHAMPIONS NAMED – Mayor Joy Cooper, left, joins, from left, poker champion Myrna Fingles, men’s doubles tennis champion, Jim Schaak, women’s mixed doubles tennis champion Elena Paz, and Bill Opiola, men’s and mixed doubles tennis champion, at the City of Hallandale Beach Senior Championships Awards Breakfast on Monday morning. About 100 players turned out at the Cultural Community Center for the awards. Awards were handed out in six games, however, the bocce crown will be decided Thursday morning, March 22, weather permitting. (Photo courtesy City of Hallandale Beach Public Relations)

Jim Moran Institute’s Minority Business Conference helps businesses More than 200 small business owners and entrepreneurs honed their skills Saturday morning at the Second Annual Jim Moran Institute’s Minority Business Conference at the Cultural Community Center in Hallandale Beach. Hosted by Florida State University and the Jim Moran Institute, The City of Hallandale Beach was a sponsor of and co-sponsored by the Second Annual Jim Moran Minority Busithe City of Hallandale ness Conference Saturday at the Cultural Beach, the conference Community Center. Business experts were on provided advice and hand to help small business owners navigate expert insight into the obstacles in the business world. More than growing small busi200 attendees learned how the City of nesses and helping Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment owners survive potenAgency is available to assist them in opening tial obstacles to sucbusinesses in the community. At the CRA table cess. are, from left, Diana Wolfson, Hallandale Beach A key to success in CRA, Dr. Jerry Osteryoung, director of business is knowing outreach for the Jim Moran Institute, and when to ask for help, Liza Torres, CRA Manager. Dr. Jerry Osteryoung (Photo courtesy City of Hallandale Beach told the gathering. OsPublic Relations) teryoung, the director of outreach and founding executive director of the Jim Moran Institute, explained how they have helped countless business owners get back on the path to success. Seminars on maximizing social media for customer service, growing a business, key components of successfully starting and growing a business, and increasing profitability were discussed. However, good customer service is the component that can make or break a business, cautioned keynote speaker Dr. Alvin Jackson, Jr., City of Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency Director. “The emotional cost is much greater when clients and customers are unappreciative, unrealistic and uncooperative,” Dr. Jackson told the group. “Achieving the highest levels of customer service requires a well-define and well-executed approach.” He added, “It’s much easier to build a good relationship than to struggle with a bad one.” The conference was geared toward small business owners, but was open to all interested parties. The free conference opened communications lines for business owners and the Institute’s team of business experts.

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Thrift stores attract customers from all economic levels. There is no typical thrift shopper. No one is immune to the excitement of finding a good buy or someone’s discarded treasure.

It’s a shopping experience like no other By Suzanne Wallace Sun Times NORTH MIAMI BEACH - Unique Thrift is not your typical thrift shop. The store is Unique as the name implies. Although their doors have only been open for five months, the word has gotten out through word-ofmouth, flyers and ads. Their customers are excited with the many unique finds...designer clothing for men, women, children, and babies including a selection of plus sizes. Unique Thrift also has a constant turn-over of used furniture and bric-a-brac. Upon entering the store you are surrounded by gently worn clothing, as well as some new, shoes, vintage, jewelry and purses including well-known designer bags. It’s a clean, well-organized shop that makes the customer’s browsing a pleasant experience. Furniture moves fast, so stop in often to see the new pieces that are constantly added. Why pay top retail prices when you can find like-new and quality, vintage pieces without the retail mark-up. In today’s economy it pays to shop at Unique Thrift.

Now is the time for “Spring Cleaning” and what better way to weed out the things in your life you no longer wear or use.

With the arrival of spring, it’s now time to head out and purchase designer clothing for men, women, children, and babies including a selection of plus sizes. Not just for furniture, but I noticed some name-brand and designer clothing and purses. Just to name a few...Diane Von Furstenberg, Prada, Gucci, D& G and truth be told, you never know what gem you will find as you explore the racks and aisles of Unique Thrift. Another unique and wonderful aspect is Unique Thrift’s goal to raise enough funds to be a Wish Partner and to help grant the wish of a child. But they need your help! By donating your gently used clothing, shoes, furniture and household items, you are

helping them with their goal. Your donation to the Make-AWish Foundation, Southern Florida, gives the hope, strength and joy to children who are battling life threatening conditions. Now is the time for “Spring Cleaning” and what better way to weed out the things in your life you no longer wear or use than to give it to Unique Thrift to further their Wish Partner goal. Just call the store to set up an appointment for free pick-up of your gently used furniture, at a time that is convenient for you, with them

Another unique and wonderful aspect is Unique Thrift’s goal to raise enough funds to be a Wish Partner and to help grant the wish of a child.

doing all the lifting. You can also bring your used clothing, jewelry, household items, shoes, and bric-a-brac directly to the store and do some browsing while there. Unique Thrift is a great place to call when you are moving...get them to pick up your unwanted furniture and when you get into your new place...stop by to pick up the things you need to make it a home without emptying your wallet. Thrift stores attract customers from all economic levels. There is no typical thrift shopper. No one

is immune to the excitement of finding a good buy or someone’s discarded treasure. Today’s economy has produced more shrewd shoppers who are saving money on these things while using the savings for their quality of life, like vacations and contributing to their retirement accounts. Or maybe the savings just gives you more

money for the mortgage payment or rent. Another reason for donating or buying from a thrift shop is “it is the ultimate in recycling.” Why send something to the dump when someone can use it. Because of the economy, we are turning from a disposable society to a recycling society, a change that’s good for all of us.

UNIQUE THRIFT 18729 West Dixie Highway North Miami Beach, FL 33180. PHONE: 305-937-2373 Monday-Thursday- 10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m. Friday-10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Saturday-CLOSED Sunday-10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. FACEBOOK.COM/UNIQUETHRIFTMIAMI

Unique Thrift is a great place to call when you are moving...get them to pick up your unwanted furniture and when you get into your new place, pick up the things you need to make it a home without emptying your wallet.

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SPOTLIGHT ON STAGE Cirque Dreams’ thrilling new spectacular ‘Pop Goes The Rock’ to debut at Hard Rock Live Anticipation is building for the debut of Cirque Dreams, “Pop Goes the Rock,” a visually musical spectacular coming to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on March 29 through April 8, 2012. The carnival funhouse-inspired show, featuring live vocal performances and the Static Noise team from MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew spins a new twist on popular hits from the last few decades. It’s an action filled production designed to captivate the audience's attention. A live band mixes music from all generations while daring gravity-defying balancers, contortionists and performers compete under a laser spotlight. Since 1993, Cirque Dreams has entertained more than 50 million people worldwide under the artistic direction of Neil Goldberg and has won great accolades wherever it has been performed. Twenty four songs have been taken from the 1940s up to the present to accompany aerialists, acrobats and live singers in the carnival fun house. The show took 2 years to develop resulting in a pop show sure to rock and will be enjoyed by audiences

of all ages. The Neil Goldberg Foundation enriches the pursuit of dreams all over the world by supporting many worthy charitable ventures. Get ready for pop hits, crazy lights and a one-of-a-kind cast making its way to debut in our area.  Tickets to this most fantastic show are $24 to $69 at the Hard Rock box office located on State Road 7 (US 441), Hollywood. For performance schedules and information, call: (954) 327-ROCK. Or: 1 (800) 937-0010. Parking is always free. DISNEY’S TOY STORY ON ICE COMING TO BANK ATLANTIC CENTER MARCH 29 TO APRIL 1: The Toys will be visiting South Florida at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise as Disney On Ice presents Disney-

Pixar’s Toy Story 3, skating right off the big screen and performing live, the theme will be featuring all the favorite characters such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, LotsO’-Huggin’ Bear and more, all recreating scenes from each one of the Toy Stories movies. Highly recommended for kids of all ages and the entire family. The show is fantastic costumes are great and very true to the movie. Skaters are incredible and the choreography has been created to fit the story line. Even Mickey, Minnie and the whole gang appear in the production. The characters really do come to life and the performances on ice are spectacular. The combination of music, skating and acrobatics is so wonderful, it cannot be accurately described. You just have to be

there and see it all in person. Show times vary from day to day. Tickets range from $10 to $65 at the box office located at 2555 Northwest 136th Street in Sunrise. For all information, call: (954) 8357825. JERRY SEINFELD HAILED AS BEST STAND-UP COMEDIAN RETURNS TO BROWARD CENTER: Due to popular demand, America’s premier comedian is returning to his first love, stand-up comedy. Seinfeld has an uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld's unique brand of observational humor has made him a huge success as a stand-up comic and as a TV star. He began his comedy life directly after his college graduation with an amateur group at New

JERRY SEINFELD York’s "Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club." Jerry’s work paid off with his appearance on the Rodney Dangerfield Special on HBO in 1976. In 1981, his career grew to a great success after several performances on the “Tonight Show.” After nine successful years with “The Seinfeld chronicles,” he decided to return to stand-up comedy which has resulted in performances to sold-out audiences and rave reviews on all his concert tours. He now sets his sights on performing his material

across the entire country through 2012. Jerry Seinfeld returns to the stage at the Broward Center on March 31, 2012 in the Au-Rene Theatre for two shows at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 to $81 at the box office located at 201 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale. For reservations and information, call: (954) 462-0222. Or visit: www.BrowardCenter.or g.  “See You at the Theatre” Contact Eleanor at

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Kiwanis Pasta Dinner attracts 300 people and raises over $4,000 Hello everyone, I am so proud of our city, the residents, and the business community that supported our 6th Annual Kiwanis Pasta Dinner. Again it was a huge success. As you know, the profits will directly benefit our local Hallandale Beach schools, funding supplies, field trips, and other school projects the County does not cover. Because of this lack of funding six years ago I decided to offer some help to the teachers that reach into their own pockets. Since the first dinner, the Kiwanis Club of Hallandale Beach has contributed over $25,000 to our local schools. The event has turned out to be the largest one day school fundraiser for any city in Broward County. 300 people atttended this years event. Our 16 raffle prizes totaled more than $4,000 in prizes. They included Golf at the Diplomat, rooms at the Crowne Plaza, Hampton Inn, TV, 2 Bikes from Lee's Bikes in Hollywood, a computer, a gift card from the Broward County Humane Society to adopt a pet, and so much more. I must thank our major sponsors. The City of Hallandale Beach, Mardi-Gras Casino, Gulfstream Park, the Village of Gulfstream Park, P.A.L., Choice Environmental Services, Shanco Building group, Dr. Joe Amunategui Chiropractic Clinic, AAAA Crosstown Towing, Nick's Restaurant, C & C Shipping, Dixie

Barbara Southwick, Armin Lovenvirth, Principal Brian Kinglsey and Bill Julian at this sixth annual event. Top Shop, Beachside Cafe, Robar Hair Design, El Tamarindo, The Tax Accounting Service, JD"s Cleaning Service, Robinhood Rental, South Florida SunTimes, Wal-Mart of Hallandale, Runway 84, Hallandale Beach Chamber of Commerce, and our Mayor, Joy Cooper. Now for the food sponsors, who have contributed hundreds, if not thousands of dollars of the finest and freshest food for the past six years, that makes this dinner so special. Moma Mia's, Carini's, who provide the best Baked Ziti, and Italian food, and I should know, Flashback Dinner. Need I say more about this Hallandale Landmark? Protono's Bakery, who served us the freshest rolls and cakes. Now a big thank you to the volunteers. The Hallandale High Kiwanis Key Club. Every year these 25 Key Clubbers have prepared the tables, served the meals, and stayed until the entire event was finished and the Cultural Center was

put back to original condition. These kids are a big favorite to the residents that attend this event. Always happy, and cheerful, they do a fantastic job serving the 250 people that are seated. I could not do this without their help. Former President and District Governor, Steve Cummings, from Kiwanis has always overseen the Key Clubbers while on duty, and it's a pleasure to work with him each year. Ivette Pizzano, Ann Henigsin, Barry Richmond, Kathy Conover, Mayor Joy Cooper, Former Hallandale Commissioner Fran Schiller, Emily Scavo, Barbara Southwick, Joe Kessel, Jonathan Carrilo, Ken Mosley, from PAL, Rebecca Munden-Correa, Bob Williams, Parks and Rec. The Police and Bicycle Unity Tour, Tel-Aviv Texaco.and finally My Mom Elsie, who put up with my insanity for three month's. Again, thank you to my extended family, the residents of Hallandale Beach. BILL JULIAN

Jon Carrillo (PAL), Mayor Joy Cooper and Josephine Alongi helped out at the dinner.

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Dr. Morton Glasser Unites with Hallandale Health Spa

Dr. Glasser is well versed in two different systems of decompression therapy. Straight Decompression that gently stretches and decompresses discs using the “vacuum” effect, and Flexion-Distraction Decompression therapy that provides gentle light touch decompression applied to individual areas. He is versed in Kinesiology, a reflex and testing system which he integrates into his procedures.

Chiropractic is the most widely practiced non-invasive care system used in the United States today By Suzanne Wallace Sun Times Hallandale Health Spa, a hallmark in Hallandale, providing gentle care for over 35 years, is proud to announce the establishment of Dr. Morton Glasser’s Chiropractic practice with us. He will be practicing both individually as well as integrating his protocols with ours. Dr. Glasser is offering a free consultation as part of this announcement. Dr. Morton Glasser, with over 30 years of experience in New York and South Florida, graduated from the New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Glasser is a chiropractor certified in acupuncture. Over the years he has studied Diversified Chiropractic technique, Gonstead, Upper Cervical, Activator, Torque Release, Sacro Occipital, and Pierce Stillwagen techniques. He has also studied adjunctive therapies such as galvanic, theraputic ultra-sound and triggerpoint tech-

niques. Dr. Glasser is well versed in two different systems of decompression therapy. Straight Decompression that gently stretches and decompresses discs using the “vacuum” effect, and Flexion-Distraction Decompression therapy that provides gentle light touch decompression applied to individual areas. He is versed in Kinesiology, a reflex and testing system which he integrates into his procedures. He may determine that the best method would be for him to

also employ orthopedic acupuncture within his protocol. It’s the oldest and most comprehensive reflex system that regulates body imbalances. Acupuncture may be applied with needle insertion, manual stimulation, painless electric stimulation and body movement. Dr. Glasser is a proponent of Functional Nutrition viewing the body as an integrated system, not a collection of organs. He starts with specific medical assessments for adults and children and may order blood, urine, saliva, and hair analysis as well. Dr.

Glasser stresses, “Every patient is unique with their own symptoms, and health problems. You must look at that particular patient and use what ever methods are going to improve their well-being. I teach them how to do the exercises at home and work with them to improve their diet and nutrition while using my methods to bring relief from pain.” Chiropractic is the most widely practiced non-invasive care system used in the United States today. Chiropractic physicians have been working with Olympics and sports teams of all levels for years. Both 2012 Super Bowl teams had chiropractic physicians working on their players during the game. Dr. Morton Glasser stresses, “Chiropractic treatment is used to address general maintenance health care as well as relief for more specific needs.” Dr. Glasser is always

Dr. Morton Glasser, with over 30 years of experience in New York and South Florida, graduated from the New York Chiropractic College. Dr. Glasser is a chiropractor certified in acupuncture. looking for the root causes in order to proceed with the methods necessary to help patients get back to

where they need to be. He says, “I want the difficult cases, ones where everyone else has failed.”

Dr. Glasser is located in the Hallandale Health Spa-Clinic at 213 E. Hallandale Beach Boulevard Hallandale, FL 33009. Office: 954-456-1440. Cell 954-854-9890. Fax 954-456-1165.

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Tips to encourage and help boost your child's growing confidence (ARA) - Your growing child needs love and attention to help build confidence to continue to try and succeed at new things. From learning how to read, preparing for grade school to being able to ride their first two-wheel bike, it's the positivity from Mom and Dad that keep kids striving for more. Sometimes kids transition with ease to the next stage in development, and other times may experience a few bumps in the road prolonging transition. One of those areas where a child might need an extra boost of confidence is when they are experiencing an issue with wetting the bed at night. Though many children stay dry at night by age 5, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry found that bedwetting remains an issue in about 15 percent of children age 4 and up. Parents experiencing this issue with their child may think of bedwetting as an occasional occurrence or accident, instead of something their child cannot control. It's important to understand that bedwetting is not the child's fault and will likely resolve in time. Keeping a positive attitude and providing proper support from family is very important to the child during this time. Children may feel embarrassed and down on themselves, especially dur-

ing the ages when they are trying new things and looking to grow their confidence. Parents should be patient while dealing with their child's bedwetting. It's important to keep the conversations positive and avoid displaying any frustration. If a child is afraid to make their parent mad, it can actually worsen a bedwetting problem. Dr. Jennifer Trachtenberg is a nationally renowned parenting expert, board-certified pediatrician, and has practiced pediatric and adolescent medicine for more than 15 years. She is also a mother of three. She offers some tips and advice for parents dealing with bedwetting. Tip 1: Set the scene for success When parents set the scene for their child to ease into a good night's sleep, it can help both parent and child get a better night's sleep. Try to provide support and encouragement to your child as he or she gets ready for bed, incorporating fun ideas such as story time and a trip to the bathroom as part of the routine. A new bedwetting choice, GoodNites Bed Mats, offers nighttime protection for your child, while helping to boost their confidence by getting them involved in their nighttime protection routine in three simple steps. Simply help the child place

A Straining Issue for Postpartum Moms (NewsUSA) - New moms are often surprised when they experience a bout of constipation after giving birth, unaware that this is actually a very common postpartum complaint. Many women may experience constipation following childbirth, due to the slowdown of the digestive system and temporary loss of muscle tone in the abdomen. But there are other explanations. Factors that may contribute to constipation include: medications administered for postpartum pain, prenatal vitamins continued –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– MOMS, Page 3C

the mat on top of their fitted sheet, peel the adhesive strips off the corners and smooth down to help the child feel empowered and protected. Tip 2: Deal with setbacks positively Bedwetting setbacks are to be expected. If your child wants to talk about it, help keep confidence up by reassuring him or her that this is something he or she can't control. Remain an optimist and emphasize to your child how well they have been doing on other things, such as helping to clean their room or helping set the table for dinner, rather than dwell on the accident. Tip 3: Stress and anxiety may increase bedwetting Stress and anxiety may result in bedwetting. If a stressful situation comes up in your child's life, such as moving to a new town or the first day at school, help keep your child calm by reminding them how special and proud of them you are for everything they do, helping to keep their attitude up and feeling confident! Tip 4: Limit liquids, but don't eliminate It's easy for parents to restrict liquids after dinner in order to help their child avoid a full bladder at bedtime, but this can also cause dehydration if fluids are limited for a long period of time. Instead of limiting fluids completely, offer ice chips so your child stays hydrated, but doesn't overwhelm his or her bladder. Even for older children, bedwetting will cease in time. Be patient, positive and supportive, and you and your child will make progress you can both be proud of. To find more information on bedwetting or to find advice and tools, please visit m.

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Collaborative online children's storybook starts conversations about little-understood disease (ARA) - "Wednesday was a long day. We went to the hospital for a special checkup. The nurse showed us the giant, cool-looking tunnel called an MRI machine. They told Scott he was going to slide in there so they could take a picture of his brain. He's done this before." For many families with children living with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a serious genetic disorder, this scene may be all too familiar. Scott's story is a part of an online children's storybook about a young boy with TSC as seen through the eyes of his favorite toy, a stuffed dog named Turbo. This eBook, called "Turbo and Scott," was developed to help foster discussion with kids, family members and friends about this complex disease in an accessible way. In addition to highlighting the duo's everyday adventures, the story, written by children's author John Grandits,

For many families with children living with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a serious genetic disorder, this scene may be all too familiar. Scott's story is a part of an online children's storybook about a young boy with TSC as seen through the eyes of his favorite toy, a stuffed dog named Turbo. addresses some of the challenges children with TSC may face, from frequent dotor visits to living with skin lesions and seizures. Also known as tuberous sclerosis (TS), TSC affects approximately 25,000 to 40,000 people in the US and may cause noncancerous tumors to form in vital organs, including the brain, kidneys, heart, lungs and skin. The disease is associated with a variety of resulting disorders including seizures, developmental delays and lifethreatening brain swelling (hydrocephalus). For both those living with the disease and their caregivers, TSC can often impact their quality of life.

"Facing the challenges of a TSC diagnosis on a daily basis can be stressful or even overwhelming, for the entire family," said Kari Luther Rosbeck, President and CEO of TS Alliance, who authored the foreword of the TSC eBook. "'Turbo and Scott' will hopefully help alleviate some fears and encourage meaningful discussion about living with TSC." The eBook was sponsored by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and developed as part of a unique collaboration with input from patient advocates, a TSCtreating physician and several parents of kids with TSC. The TSC community contributed to the eBook, with parents submit-

Moms From Page 2C –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– while breast feeding and anesthesia administered during labor. A fear of pushing can also cause a cycle of constipation. New moms may be hesitant to strain themselves because of post-childbirth tenderness, fear of tearing a stitch or pain from hemorrhoids. Csections can also contribute. Mothers should know that this situation is very common. In one survey of about 1,000 new moms conducted by Russell Research in collaboration with Purdue Products, the makers of Colace Capsules, it was found that 47 percent of new moms experienced constipation or other digestive issues after giving birth, and 89 percent of those mothers experienced problems with bowel movements in the days immediately after childbirth. There are many ways to combat this issue. While it may be hard to get back into gear after the ordeal your body has just been through, it may help to exercise a little each day once you have been told by your doctor that it's okay. Adequate daily fiber is also key to keeping away constipation. Eating bran muffins, high-fiber cereal and lots of fruits and vegetables is a great way to make sure you're getting your daily intake. It is also important to drink plenty of fluids. According to the survey, 77 percent of new mothers with constipation took a stool softener, such as Colace Capsules. Since the active ingredient is docusate sodium, Colace Capsules help avoid the painful straining associated with occasional constipation. Colace Capsules is the leading product recommended by doctors and pharmacists to provide reliable relief. Of course, if you are pregnant or nursing, you should consult with your doctor before use, and remember to tell your doctor about any other medications you are taking. The survey also revealed that a startling 67 percent of new moms were not warned about postpartum constipation. For more info, check out Read through the "prevention" section to get tips on natural ways to combat postpartum constipation.

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ting photographs of kids with TSC, and children with TSC developing original artwork, all of which are featured as illustrations in the eBook. The TSC eBook also features a "Note to Parents" authored by Dr. Robert Flamini, Director of TSC Clinic,

Medical Director of The Children's Epilepsy Center at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, who provided guidance on the TSC eBook. In addition to the children's story, the TSC eBook also features a "Q&A for Curious Kids" explaining key TSC facts and terms in child-friendly language, which may help parents answer difficult questions their children may have about the disease. The TSC eBook is available free of charge at

Fast Facts about TSC: * Diseases with similar US prevalence rates include cystic fibrosis and Lou Gehrig's disease (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS). * One-third of all patients with TSC genetically inherit the disease, while in the remaining patients, the disease is acquired as a result of spontaneous genetic mutation. * Many patients show evidence of TSC in the first year of life; however, many cases are undiagnosed in infants due to mild forms of initial symptoms.

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Some Things Need a Little Fixing Folks, I'm a little worked up today. Every now and than I need to vent a little about social and political happenings that just kick up my dander... So here are 4 things I find particularly displeasing... In two weeks I'll have rested and will be back with a new Mental Health article. 1. People who want to shut down others with opposing views in the name of freedom, and country.... These are the same people who shout “Keep your anti-American views to yourself Our boys have given up their lives so you can have your freedom... , so just shutup!”......Often you'll find out these same people take a very liberal stance on going to war,

Dr. Ron and scoff at the idea of diplomacy..., Even more interesting, many of them, and their children, have never engaged in the horror of military warfare, and in fact many have no military experience whatsoever........ 2. Men passing laws that regulate healthcare procedures for woman's bodies. One loud mouth

radio jock made the headlines recently, with a message that the government shouldn't subsidize procedures needed by women who had sex and got un-wantingly pregnant... He bombastically, and cruelly attacks women who unfortunately become unwantingly pregnant as sluts, and insists they should bare the entire responsibility for their predicament... Well of course he does..., men can't get pregnant!... My goodness, now does that mean men who contact an STD through sexual activity shouldn't have their treatment paid for?... Why is it always that women who fool around a little are considered sluts, while men who are openly promis-

cuous are given praise for their conquests!?....Is there some reason why he isn't equally appalled about the health risks of those who smoke, or become obese?.... What hypocrisy... A true rendition of a modern day “Scarlet Letter” 3. Fanatic religious zealots of any religion. These creeps may be the end of us all... But the world would be a better place without them....Include with these zealots fanatic atheists, who are almost as bad, by wanting to ban all forms of religious symbolism everywhere... .Look..., if you got a belief about what life is all

country, forcing doctors, lawyers and other educated men and woman to leave their professional work and toil in the rice fields..... His name..., Mao Tse Tung. See ya in two weeks..., Dr. Ron Dr. Ron is in private practice in Hallandale Florida,…. Have a question?… You can contact Dr. Ronald J. Schlossberg Psy.D; CHT, Licensed Clinical Psychologist by mail: 1250 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale Beach, or phone (954) 455-7745, or Email

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Got Diabetes? Take Your Multivitamin (NewsUSA) - For people with diabetes, taking a multivitamin every day can mean much more than a little protection against the common cold. Research is finding that multivitamins can be the first line of defense against many different types of infections, including respiratory infections and influenza. "Once a person with diabetes gets an infection, it's much harder for them to get rid of it, and it can lead to dire consequences, even death," says Registered and Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist Debra Spector. "And since some diabetic patients don't normally respond well to treatment, prevention is key." Taking a special diabetes multivitamin -- usually found in the diabetes section of a drugstore, not the vitamin section -- allows a diabetic person to be proactive with their health, and avoid nutrient deficiencies that can lead to problems. The year-long study among 130 patients, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that the incidence of infection was much lower among diabetics who took a multivitamin versus those who did not.

about, be at peace with yourself, and leave the rest of us alone. 4. Neanderthals who demean the experience of going to college as a snobbish, and wasteful.... Let these idiots live on a large island someplace without electricity, medical knowledge, good dentistry, and airconditioning, and see how many enjoy it.... Medieval living... yeah that's the ticket...You know there was a very famous political figure who doing the reign of his country also despised intellectual pursuit.. He started an oppressive “cultural revolution” throughout his

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PENTHOUSE! Awesome Ocean, Intracoastal, South Unobstructed & City Views from this One-Of-A-Kind Artist-Owned Sky High Home, Large Windows in Every Room 2/2, Eat-In Kitchen, Genuine Light Hardwood Flrs, Lots of Built-Ins. A/C & H/W included in Maint. Owner Says “Good Buy!” Asking $329,000


(786) 991-3482

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5 STAR Manufactured Park In Sebring, Florida 2005 Model 55 & over. 3/2. Upgraded kitchen. Partially furnished. Worth a Call! $45,000. (863) 273-0505

CUTE HANSEL & GRETEL STYLE Furn Grdn Cottage French doors, kitchenette. Look out onto frees. Close to Gulfstream Racetrack/ Casino, bch & stores. $650 month + UT. Available April 5th. (954) 458-1700

WINSTON TOWERS On-Site Resale Office 2/2, corner wrap, 1800+ sq. ft., across from Ocean, asking $259K, open to offers. Winston Towers Realty (305) 935-1500

GOLDEN ISLES DRIVE 2/2, full baths, jacuzzi, 1250sf.Totally redone/ granite countertops/ Water views from all rooms, also Ocean view from the terrace. Big closets, $149K. (954) 458-8245

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ROOM FOR RENT HOLLYWOOD Large Efficiency Near 95 & Hollywood Boulevard. Furnished. Ideal for 1 person, maybe 2. Great for temporary term. 3 month minimum, possibly longer. Call for details! (954) 559-4510



HOUSE Nicely furn, close to Gulfstream Racetrack/Casino, mins to bch & shops. Sleeps 4, hurricane shutters, central air, trees, $950mo + UT. Ready April 9. (954) 458-1700

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(305) 951-9129

EASTERN SHORES EDEN ISLES 2/2, tile, new kitchen. $1050 per month. 55+ community. Winston Towers Realty (305) 935-1500

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HALLANDALE BEACH Quiet, gated location. Beautifully furnished. Cheerful 2/2, amenities, 55+, no pets. $1195 mo. Annual. (201) 247-3537

Great Location. North Lake Area Near Intracoastal, 2 Boat Ramps, Beaches, Children’s Park, Golf Courses. 3 Bdrm. 1 Bath, Attached Garage, 2 New Screened Porches, New Paint in & out, All New Kitchen Appliances, New Light Fixtures & Fans. Priced To Sell!

Asking $239,000!!

HALLANDALE Furnished, large 1/1. East exposure, balcony, facing pool. Walk to Gulfstream. 50 or over,$850/mo, annual. (305) 978-6892

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AVENTURA 2/2, 1200 sq ft. Rent from $900 mo. SUNNY ISLES 1/1.5, updated condo, $875 mo. 2/2, gorgeous Ocean views, $1400 mo. FORECLOSURES AVENTURA 2/2, from $100K. 1/1, below $100K. SUNNY ISLES 1/1, from $80K. 2/2, from $130K. Miami Inter Realty TINA HAUN: (954) 478-6378



• $1650 - 1/1.5 - Hallandale - Best Views! • $1850 - 2/2 - Hollywood Beach - Oceanfront! • $2200 - 2/3 - Aventura - 2 Masters Ensuite!


Winter Winter Seasonal Seasonal Rental Rental Beautiful 2 Bedroom Nicely Furnished, High Floor, Across The Ocean & Diplomat Hotel. Excellent Views Of Ocean, Water & Intracoastal. OWNER (954) 926-3554 (954) 665-1933





La Mer So. 2/2 low fl, SE corner, compl renovated & furnished. Ready for immd. occupancy. Ocean & pool views from Bdrms............$325,000 La Mer So. Lowest price in Bldg. Remodeled, turnkey. Owner will hold financing with 1/3 down. Great opp. to buy Oceanfront..........$275,000 Prince George Huge 1 Br. 2 full baths, window in kitchen, gorgeous Intracoastal view, sought after Line in bldg., furnished.............$169,900 Meadowbrook 2/2 fully furn., no rentals, over 55 please... . . . . .$110,000 Avant Garde 2/2 fabulous “7” Line in East Bldg. High floor, no other unit has such a fantastic view! New kitchen & baths, furn..............$279,900

SEASONAL RENTALS 2012-2013 Beach Club 3/3 direct ocean, 42nd floor, now is the time to reserve for next year. Call To View Now!......................................................$5500.00 Parker Dorado 1/1.5 direct ocean view, cozy & well furnished, new kitchen & baths, large balcony..................................................$2300.00

ANNUAL RENTAL Olympus Large Convertible, 2 full Ba. fully furnished. Great pool and garden views.............................................................................$1500.00

Stunning Villa All On 1 Level ... No Stairs!! Boat Lift Already Installed On Bulk-Head! Not A Thing To Do! 2 Bdrm. 2 Bath, Den/Office & More! $399,918

AND . . . 3 Br. 2 Ba. Villa “Martha Stewart” Lives Here! Too Many Amazing Pluses & Upgrades To List! Skylites, Pvt. Backyard AND: Boat Slip For 40 Ft. + Craft, Included! $379,874


CHECK THIS OUT! EVERYTHING REDUCED! AVENTURA / MYSTIC POINTE TOWER 500 2/2 Corner Unit. Super View, Upgraded. CALL: MIKE ROSEN Cell: (954) 854-7828 Easy To Show!! A Must See At $459K! AVENTURA / MYSTIC POINTE TOWER 300 - TURNBERRY INTERNATIONAL REALTY 3/3 Great Bay View, Newer Kit., Make Offer $379,000 OBO New Listing! 2/2, WD, Fl /Carpet. Great Shape, Nice View of Bay, 7th Flr, (For Investors Only.) $274,900 OBO New Listing! 2/2 corner wrap, super wide view on lake. Totally upgraded. Tenant in place paying $2,000 month rent. Good for investor. Low floor. A Must See!! AVENTURA / POINT EAST - New Listing! 1/1 Great Price! Water View, $68,900 Easy To Show! HOLLYWOOD ACROSS THE BEACH! TRAFALGAR TOWERS CONDO 1/1.5, 11th Flr. Best Views in Bldg. of Intracoastal & Ocean. Upgraded with Open Kitchen + Hurricane Shutters. Was Priced At $179,900. NOW – REDUCED TO $169,900! HALLANDALE/CHOICES! MEADOWBROOK New Listing! 2/2 Completely Redone, All Tiled. Turnkey, Low LE SALE G SA IN IN G ND$109,000 ND PE PE To Maint. Must Sell! Reduced Make Offer! New Listing! 2/2 Fully Upgraded All Tile Apt. A Must To See! Easy To Show! New Listing! 1/1.5 Upgraded. Only $89,900!! HOLLYWOOD - HILLCREST 1/1.5 - No Age Restrictions, 1st Floor, Super Price. Low Maint. REDUCED TO $69,000! NOW $49,000!! LE LEeat Buy! SAGr G G SA MAYFAIR APTS 2/2 $59,900 PE AllND Age IN INUnit. ND PE YOUR HOME MAY BE WORTH MORE THAN YOU THINK!

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Martin J. Hoffman P.A., Bkr. Assoc.

CAROL ATLAS  (954)   Realtor Associate 478-0478 I LIVE AT HILLCREST

954-874-9961 NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Helping Buyers & Sellers Since 1985


2/2 1300 sq. ft. furn. Move in condition, 55+, Gorgeous sunsets from open balcony, golf course views. Steal this ONE @ $74,500! 3/2.5 Condo Huge 2500 sf, hi flr, views of golf course & pond, full size W/D, 2 open balconies, 2 parking spaces. Drastically Reduced to Only $129,900!!  RENTAL 1/1.5 Cono in Hwd., hi-flr, furn. 55+. Yearly $950 Month.

CHARMING 3/2 Home in Hollywood Hills with 2-car garage. Renovated - move-in condition. Walk to Orangebrook  Elementary School & Park w/playground. Asking $275,000

BEVERLY CARAWAN, Realtor Assoc. Certified International Property Specialist Luxury Home Specialist, TRC, 1031 Exchange Specialist •

954.456.6460 Trump Hollywood AMAZING deal 2 Bed + Den 3 Bath @ $1,100,000 Hllywd Beach Res. Income Investment rental properties. Steps to Beach. Harborwood Villas Marinaplex 2/2 - corner $199K / $295K with dock Anchor Bay 2/2, W/D inside, with deeded dock $217,500 Avant Garde, 2/2 + Den - 1785 sf, low corner WNW elegant renovation, granite counters, baths & kitch.; marble flrs, Intracoastal view $239,450 Hemispheres Bay South 1/1.5 Rental, H20 view - Fully furnished $1399 Golden Isles Boutique Buildings On Water with Docks 3/2’s - 1700 sq. ft. renovated, amazing selection, from $225,000 2/2 - Hi Fl Ocean, Intra views, open kitchen, tile floors, $206,000 2/2 - Corner Intracoastal, like on a boat. Approved short sale $162K 1/1.5 - HIGH FLOOR, foreclosure. Ocean, Intracoastal, tiled Golden Isles Towers 2/2 Reduced, Immaculate, tiled, new A/C $165K Hollywood/Hallandale/Aventura Specialist ALL Buildings!!

HOLLYWOOD LAKES 3/3, Single Family Home, 2-car garage, updated. Walk to Beaches, $549,900 HEMISPHERES 2/2 CORNER - REDUCED! Oceanfront Building. Intracoastal View. Complex has 2 pools, Marina, Restaurants, Close to Gulfstream Race Track & Casino, Short Sale Needs Bank Approval, $195,000. WINSTON TOWERS 300 BUILDING Fabulous Ocean & City Views, 19th Floor. Needs TLC! $224,900

AVANT GARDE COMPLEX Spacious 2/2’s + Den corner wrap starting in the $200,000’s. Smaller 2/2’s and One Bedroom Convertibles with 2 full baths. Great Complex across from Ocean, 15 mins. from Ft. Lauderdale airport. 10 mins. to Aventura Mall. FAIRWAYS RIVIERA Spacious 2/2’s and 1/1.5 Units available. Building offers water or Golf views. Opposite the 5 Star Diplomat Golf and Country Club. Great Location, Convenient to Beaches, Shopping, Airport, Aventura & Gulfstream.

PARKER PLAZA ESTATES Ocean direct views from this Completely Upgraded 1/1.5, full Service Oceanfront Building, $399,000. RADIUS, HOLLYWOOD E SAL 1/1 Beauty! ING Seller D N motivated! $139,500. PE OCEANVIEW PARK Three Islands, near Beach, 1 Bedroom Convertible/1.5 Bath. Water views, $135,000 LA MER ESTATES OCEAN DIRECT VIEWS From this completely upgraded 1800 sq. ft. unit. Great Oceanfront secured bldg. Convenient to airport, Aventura Mall, shopping and restaurants. $499,000.

SHERIDAN LAKES CONDO $35,900 1 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath. Won’t Last Long. $$ Offers. Call Today!

HOLLYWOOD BEACH LOCATION $119,900 1 Bedroom. Steps To The Beach And The Broadwalk! Small Quaint Building, Low Fees, Flexible Rental, Parking, Sundeck. Act Quickly, Won’t Last Long!!

ATTACHE CONDO Intracoastal View. Shows Great!! Act Right Away. Near Trump. $105,000

COMMERCIAL Hollywood, 13 Units 10 (1 Bdrms.), 2 Studios And 1 Large 3/2 Home. Very Well Maintained. By Owner, Won’t Last!! $750,000 THESE PROPERTIES ARE CURRENTLY LISTED WITH ME OR OTHER AGENTS IN THE MLS.

Many Others Available, Call For Info!

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SHADY RIDGE ESTATES $699,000 This home is great for entertaining, 9 foot deep pool & screneed area. Owner had parties for 100 people, sauna, basketball court, Jacuzzi. Price reduced over $200,000!! 4/4 + den & office areas. Over 4,000 sq. ft., 11/3 acre lot. Only 16 homes in development. Close to Hospitals, etc.


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Islander - 1/1 Ground fl Jewel 100% remodeled. All1 Ages. Intra & Canal views. Furn. or Not $84,900 SOLD IN DAY Dorsey Arms - 2/2, Canal and Ocean Views, Remodeled, Furnished, $219,900 Coastal VII - 1/1.5 faces South, all ages, clean, across Walmart, walk to Ocean, upgraded, $84,900 Paradise By The Sea - 2/2, 2nd floor, all ages, pool view, updated, move-in,Ok to rent 1st year,$124,900 SOLD Martinique - 1/1, 8th flr, ceramic tile, newer cabinets, faces Public Beach, 1893 S. Ocean Dr., $95,000 SOLD IN 10 DAYS Summit - 2/2 corner unit, 20th floor, south ocean & canal views, 100% remodeled, porcelain tile, SOLD crown molding, new gourmet kitchen, S.S. appliances, granite, exquisite baths. Turnkey $449,000 Paradise Harbor - 2/2, 3rd fl, 55+, awesome lake vu, remodeled & furnished, dock available, $189,000 Fairways Co-Op - Hallandale - Large balcony/Diplomat Golf Course View/ 55+/NE 14th Ave. 1) 1/1 Bldg 700 - 2nd floor, ceramic, motivated seller, needs TLC, great price, $49,900 SOLD 2) 1/1 Bldg 300 - 3rd floor, new porcelain floor, great view, new appliances. Only $77,000 SOLD IN 10appliances) DAYS shutters. What a view, $86,900 3) 1/1.5 Bldg 200 - 4th flr, new (ceramic, bathroom, 4) 2/2 Bldg 400 - 2nd floor, clean condo, updated kitchen & baths, new applis, cov pkg, $79,900 SOLD 5) 2/2 Bldg 500 - Short Sale, 2nd floor, corner, ceramic, newer cabinets & appliances, $79,000 SOLD Designer decor, furn, cov park, $180,000 6) 2/2 Bldg 700 - Top flr cor, JEWEL 100 REMODELED! SOLD 10 DAYS 7) 2/2 Bldg 600 - 4th flr corner, Pergo, totally IN renovated. Awesome view! 100% new! $134,000 Meadowbrook - 1/1, 3rd flr., 55+, so clean, pool view, furn., turnkey, ceramic, impeccable, $84,900 SOLD Meadowbrook - 1/1, 4th floor, all ages, new kitchen floors and furniture, Turnkey, $79,900 %

Eleanor Hannan Broker Associate

Still Looking For That Dream Home? With More Than Thirty Years Of Real Estate Experience We Can Help! Recently Updated 2/2 With Ocean View. Priced To Sell At $289,900! ALEXANDER TOWERS 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Beachfront, Yearly Rental, Furnished. $1800 Per Month. Alexander Condos on the Ocean offer many amens. Lg pool & patio. Gym, 2 BBQ grills, Jacuzzi, 24-hr. sec. Valet parking, Centrally located next door to Diplomat Hotel. Call For Appointment (954) 404-7394 • Direct (954) 663-1333 We are centrally located at 3505 S. Ocean Dr., Hwd., FL 33019

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Call Me Today! 3505 South Ocean Drive #CU4A, Hollywood, FL 33019

Lydia Sweatt, Broker


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A man's guide to making highimpact, low-fuss romantic meals (ARA) - It's time to banish that old stereotype that the only guys who can cook are professional chefs. Men, even if your culinary expertise starts with boiling water and ends at the microwave, you can serve a dazzling one-pot meal for your significant other, your best buds or just yourself. "Dining well doesn't have to involve a trip to a restaurant, or even a lot of work at home," says Mike Martini, winemaker at California's Louis M. Martini Winery. "I don't like fussing around in the kitchen after a day in the winery, but nothing beats a special, homecooked meal to end the day." According to Martini, it's not too difficult to elevate a simple meal to the level of a gourmet experience. Ambiance, a well-set table, a good one-pot recipe and the right wine are all it takes. Martini offers a few tips: SET THE MOOD

Hosting a football party is a far cry from an intimate dinner for two. If it's game day, dust off the sports paraphernalia, find some casual serving dishes in team colors, and you're off and running. For a romantic occasion, however, develop a sophisticated ambiance with music, lighting and decor. Start with an attractive table top. A tablecloth adds a touch of refinement while protecting furniture and easing post-meal cleanup. Add a floral centerpiece to do double duty as a decoration and as a gift for her. Light some candles to enhance the mood. Finally, follow the rules of proper place settings. Use your good dishes and set them on opposite sides of the table, or side-byside for greater intimacy. Place knives and spoons to the right of the plate and forks to the left. Turn the sharp side of knives toward the plate, and only in-

BRAISED SHORT RIBS clude utensils you'll actually be using for the meal. CREATE THE PERFECT PAIRING Whatever meal you decide to serve, there's a sophisticated wine to complement the culinary experience. For ideas on what to pour, talk to the wine steward at your local grocer or wine shop. Many stores also suggest recipes to pair with their featured wines. For a can't-miss meal, go with an easy yet impressive dish, like braised beef short ribs. Simple to prepare and

delicious, one-pot short ribs require minimal fuss and cleanup and will leave your guests impressed. A bottle of Louis M. Martini 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect match. BRAISED SHORT RIBS 1 bay leaf 2 tablespoons coarse sea salt 3 fresh rosemary sprigs 2 tablespoons fresh sage leaves Freshly ground pepper 4 1/2 pounds beef short ribs, well

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drippings in pot and bring to boil, scraping up any browned bits. Pour deglazed pan juices into small bowl. Heat 4 tablespoons oil in same pot over medium-high heat. Add onion, carrots, and celery; saute until beginning to brown, about 12 minutes. Add tomato paste and saute two minutes. Add deglazed pan juices and bring to simmer. Return beef and any accumulated juices to pot. Add wine and remaining 3 cups broth and bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Season with pepper. Cover and cook until beef is very tender, stirring occasionally, about two to three hours. About one hour prior to being done, place potatoes in the pot and mix well. When done, spoon off any extra fat from surface. Serve short ribs and vegetables in individual bowls, with glasses of Louis M. Martini 2009 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

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Buying from bulk bins saves cents, makes sense

The idea that you have to buy large quantities is one of the misperceptions about buying bulk. Ellen Bouchard, bulk manager at Frontier Natural Products Co-op, describes and dispels the following common bulk-food myths and provides shopping tips for consumers. quantities to buy bulk. False. In fact, bulk offers an easy and economical way to expand your food horizons by letting you try small amounts of unfamiliar products. You can buy just a pinch of the exotic spice or a cup of the unfamiliar grain called for in a recipe. Or you might purchase small quantities of a number of spices and seasonings or spice blends, such as garam masala, to experiment with a new ethnic cuisine. If you think you might like to try something new, buying in bulk enables you to purchase a small quantity without worrying about wasting money.

(ARA) - Want to go green? If you're looking for ways to reduce the packaging your family sends to landfills, a great place to start is your grocery's bulk food aisle. If you've skipped this aisle because you think it's only for buying large quantities, think again. "Bulk" refers to how the store offers the product, not how much you have to buy. In fact, you can buy a pinch or a pound, saving yourself money while reducing packaging waste. The idea that you have to buy large quantities is one of the misperceptions about buying bulk. Ellen Bouchard, bulk manager at Frontier Natural Products Coop, describes and dispels the following common bulk-food myths and provides shopping tips for consumers.

Myth No. 2: It's wasteful to buy in bulk. Quite the opposite, because you can buy just the amount you need. Keep in mind that prices for bulk products are consider-

Myth No. 1: You must buy in large

ably lower than the packaged versions, and the full amount of your purchase goes toward the product, not packaging or advertising. In addition, manufacturing that package wastes energy and resources. So when you buy in bulk and reuse storage containers, it's a positive contribution to the planet's health. Myth No. 3: It's hard to know what's in those bins and if it's fresh. Again, not true - bulk foods are often of higher quality, fresher, and more natural than packaged products. They're also more likely to be locally produced. Good labeling practices by retailers will indicate the manufacturer or producer of that bulk item and whether it's organic and/or Fair Trade Certified. For example, the bulk products from Frontier, available in most natural food

stores and health-food departments of grocery stores, are natural and sustainably grown. Many are certified organic, too. (Frontier also sells its bulk products online in 1-pound quantities at .) Myth No. 4: The bulk selection is limited. Another misconception. Some products you'll likely find in the bulk aisle: beans, flours, grains, nuts and seeds, cereals, herbs and spices, pastas, teas and coffees, and household and toiletry items such as laundry detergent and soaps. Myth No. 5: Bulk products are low quality. False. Bulk products are most often of equal or higher quality than their packaged counterparts. Many exotic and gourmet items are only available in bulk, as are

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