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CONTENTS :: SEPTEMBER 2013 CALENDAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 SOCIAL MEDIA CHATTER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 COMMUNITY NEWS Empowering Women Through Dress for Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Bascom Palmer Marks a Decade as No. 1 in the Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Disney Magic: Reimagined and Ready to Sail from Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 COVER STORY Let the Sun Power Your Lifestyle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 SCHOOL NEWS Planning for School Days . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 HEALTH & WELLNESS Get Fit and Toned in Your Own Pool! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 LIFE LESSONS Becoming a Better Listener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 LEGALLY SPEAKING Tips for Beating the Bank in Foreclosure Proceedings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 PET OF THE MONTH “Murphy” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 PARTY PLANNING Not Your Mother’s Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 RECIPE OF THE MONTH Stuffed Lobster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 SPORTS NEWS Team-of-the-Month: PBSA Power Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 SEEN ON SCENE Back to School Events! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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Sept. 11th Miami Dade College’s (MDC) North Campus will remember the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a special ceremony beginning at 9 am. The College, which previously received two steel artifacts from the World Trade Center (WTC), will reveal their new, permanent homes. The ceremony will take place at the MDC North Campus Rotunda near Building 4000 11380 NW 27 Ave. This is a free event. For more information, please contact Yaremis Ponce Fullana at 305-237-1724 or yponce@mdc.edu.

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ress for Success is an international notfor-profit organization that promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Since starting operations in 1997, Dress for Success has expanded to more than 125 cities in 15 countries. To date, Dress for Success has helped more than 700,000 women work towards self-sufficiency. Dress for Success Worldwide held it’s ninth annual Success Summit at the Epic Hotel in Miami, Florida. With the theme ”Ignite Your Passion: Refuel the Power to Empower,” this year’s Success Summit inspired Dress for Success women from around the world to pay forward that which Dress for Success has given them by becoming leaders in their local communities. What has flourished into a powerful series of seminars for the everyday woman began as the groundbreaking idea of Dress for Success Worldwide CEO, Joi Gordon, who was inspired by her own experience attending a multitude of high-level leadership conferences to create a forum for the women of Dress for Success. Today, the Success Summit has grown into an innovative international forum for women who are on their way to becoming leaders and catalysts for change in their community. “Empowering women means providing them with the resources they need to become leaders in their careers and their community,” said Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide. “This year’s Success Summit represented the continued initiative of Dress for Success to bridge the gap between the cutting edge career advancement programming of prestigious women’s leadership conferences and the women who need it most.” The three-day leadership conference kicked off with a ritzy red carpet event, with all affiliate attendees receiving the A-list treatment thanks to hair styling by Dee Adames, Season 2 winner of Bravo’s Sheer Genius, and stylists from Redken. Make-up was provided by Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and elegant evening attire was donated by renowned designers including, David Meister and Rachel Roy. Fitness expert Brett Hoebel, best known for his appearance on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, delivered an inspiring speech and presented the women with their new “Dream, Believe and Inspire” necklaces from lia sophia that will surely serve as an impactful reminder to them as they carry the knowledge that they learned over the weekend back into their communities. There was also a surprise performance by the “every woman” herself, Chaka Khan! While there was plenty of fun to be had, delegates also created action plans to pursue their professional passions and bring awareness to a local cause in their own communities by choosing a Community Action Project. The true goal of Success Summit is to provide the women with the tools to take the next step in their career toward a more fulfilling life and become an integral and active part in the world around them, a mission that the Community Action Project embodies in every aspect. 10

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COMMUNITY NEWS Bascom Palmer Marks a Decade as No. 1 in the Nation BY ALEXIS PRIETO

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or the 10th consecutive year, the renowned institute, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has ranked No. 1 nationally in ophthalmology in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings. “This remarkable decade-long streak as No. 1 confirms Bascom Palmer’s reputation as America’s leader in providing the most advanced and comprehensive vision care,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean of the Miller School and CEO of UHealth. “Our amazing Bascom Palmer team is consistently redefining excellence – in vision research, clinical care and education – which brings hope to patients with some of the world’s most debilitating ophthalmological conditions.” Reflecting on the past 10 years at the top of the rankings, Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., professor of ophthalmology and Chair of Bascom Palmer, also credited Bascom Palmer’s high-performance team. “Reaching this 10-year milestone has everything to do with the tireless commitment of Bascom Palmer’s ophthalmologists, vision researchers, nurses, ophthalmic technicians, and support staff,” Alfonso said. “I am honored and privileged to be a part of Bascom Palmer’s performance as the nation’s most sought-after medical destination for ophthalmology, and look forward to setting the bar for patient-centered care for decades to come.”

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Founded in 1962, Bascom Palmer is the largest ophthalmic care, research and educational facility in the southeastern United States. Its staff treats more than 250,000 patients and performs more than 13,000 surgeries annually. At the forefront of innovation in ophthalmology for more than five decades, the institute’s physicians and scientists are internationally recognized for their expertise in every eye disorder, including glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, dry eye, eye cancers and eye diseases in children. Bascom Palmer has nearly 80 faculty and researchers working on revolutionary ways to treat eye disorders and disease, including research that could reverse vision loss in demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. Bascom Palmer also continues to be a leader in age-related macular degeneration research and education. To further accommodate the increasing demand for services, Bascom Palmer continues to expand access to its top-ranked eye care and clinical trials throughout Florida. Bascom Palmer recently broke ground on a new eye center in Naples that will quadruple the space of its existing facility, and plans are under way to open a center in Coral Gables on the University of Miami campus. Bascom Palmer also serves as the ophthalmology department for University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and the Miami VA Medical Center. For more information about Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, visit bascompalmer.org.

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COMMUNITY NEWS Disney Magic: Reimagined and Ready to Sail from Miami BY ALEXIS PRIETO

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ail aboard the Disney Magic this fall and receive an extra dose of “magic.” The Disney Cruise Line vessel will relaunch in October with new spaces, reimagined areas and exciting additions for the whole family.  Guests will experience new adventures throughout their journey on the cruise ship that not only set the standard for oceangoing majesty, but also family fun. From a new grand atrium lobby and a children’s area of “super hero” proportions to a three-story water thrill slide and a spa to stimulate the “Senses,” there will be plenty of new and magical surprises in store for cruise guests.  The ship will feature will also include fun new experiences with Marvel characters – the first time Super Hero icons from the Marvel Universe will be introduced on a Disney Cruise Line ship. Following the “reimagineering” transformation of the ship that will take place during dry dock, the Disney Magic will depart Oct. 20 from Miami on a special five-night voyage including two stops at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, and a stop at Nassau. This first cruise will set the stage for a schedule of two-, three-, four- and five-night cruises from Miami to the Bahamas and Western Caribbean throughout the year. The Disney Magic.

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“We have always been committed to reinvesting in our fleet and continuously making shipboard enhancements that elevate the guest experience,” said Karl L. Holz, president of Disney Cruise Line. “What we’re doing with the Disney Magic is yet another step forward in our commitment to delivering the absolute best family vacations at sea.” Disney Cruise Line knows that traveling families always need more space, so features are included in each room to provide more usable space. Bed frames are elevated to provide storage space underneath.  The bathrooms include the split-bath feature that Disney introduced to the cruise industry — providing even greater convenience to guests. If you’re looking for a family vacation that will provide fun and relaxation for every member, then Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Magic is the cruise ship for you. To learn more about Disney Cruise Line or to book a vacation, guests can visit www.disneycruise.com, call Disney Cruise Line at 888-325-2500 or contact a travel agent. 14

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with your needs. We offer low interest, no money down, 20-year energy loans to help you finance your solar project. We are also a YGRENE certified contractor. YGRENE is the Clean Energy Green Corridor which allows you to finance your energy project right into your property. The energy upgrades can pay for themselves with the money you save on our utility bills.

We urge you to take advantage of the limited $1000 FPL cash rebate, and the 30% federal tax credit by installing the most efficient system in the market. The Clean Energy Green Corridor enables property owners to finance renewable energy, hurricane protection measures, and efficiency upgrades with no money down and payments for up to 20 years. Call us today at 786-732-6462 and join your neighbors who are already enjoying the power of the sun to lower their electric bills.

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t South Florida Energy Savers our mission is to save you money, save energy and save the planet. We have a team of knowledgeable energy consultants to analyze your individual energy consumption habits and make recommendations based on your needs and budget in order to save you money and electricity. Our customers can save an average of 40% on their electric bill. Using conventional methods such as Solar Barrier insulation, we can help you keep the heat out of your attic, making your whole home cooler. This reduces the run time on your air conditioner, therefore immediately lowering your electric bill. Did you know your electric hot water heater can be responsible for up to 40% of your electric bill? According to the FPL website, “A solar water heater can cut a family’s water-heating costs by up to 85 percent…” We urge you to take advantage of the limited $1000 FPL cash rebate, and the 30% federal tax credit by installing the most efficient system in the market. A solar hot water system has zero cost to operate, thus eliminating electric waste. Once your electric bill is reduced by all conventional methods, South Florida Energy Savers can install photovoltaic solar panels to replace your current electrical supply. Solar panels can eliminate your electric bill completely. The Federal Government supports renewable energy and will reward you with a 30% tax credit for installing a solar system. This will help you to enjoy your current lifestyle free from the ever rising cost of today’s power utility companies. South Florida Energy Savers has skilled engineers to design and implement custom solar system layouts for your property. Our professional team of trained and certified installers will take precise measurements to ensure that the solar systems are installed properly, and that they function to their full potential. Parts, labor, transportation, and permitting are all included in the service we provide. Our friendly office staff will handle all the required permits and help you secure all available rebates, helping you


SCHOOL NEWS Planning for School Days BY ALEXIS PRIETO

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ow that school is back in session, getting back into the routine can be hard. The mornings are the worst…the stress, the rush, the MADNESS!  Don’t you wish you could have an “I Dream of Jeanne” moment, nod your head, blink your eyes and “poof” everyone is dressed, fed and ready to go? Planning ahead is key.  The night before work/school, plan out everything.

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Organize clothing: Lay out your child’s clothes for school so that they don’t wander around wondering what to wear. If your child is opinionated about their clothing, and they don’t have to wear a uniform, this will help with the fighting first thing in the morning. Pack lunches: All dry foods (like chips, cookies, etc.) can go straight into the lunch boxes. Place drinks and sandwiches in the refrigerator for easy access in the morning.  If you plan to send something hot, place the Thermos containers by the microwave to remind yourself to do that first when you get to the kitchen.

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Make sure all backpacks are packed and ready.  You can actually sit them in front of the door so that the kids can’t miss them on the way out.  

Plan breakfast:

If you really rush in the mornings, plan breakfast the night before too. If your child eats cereal in the morning, you can place dry cereal in the bowls and store them in the refrigerator over night. You can set up your coffee maker with your coffee the night before and place your mug next to it too.

Here’s hoping your new school year is off to an organized and stress free start!

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HEALTH & WELLNESS Get Fit and Toned in Your Own Pool! BY BETTY DEVALLET, CERTIFIED WATER EXERCISE TRAINER

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his is the goal of Aqua Fitness Revolution. Aqua Fitness Revolution is a healthy way to exercise efficiently and safely using water as a medium to further enhance health and well-being. Water is an amazing element and its physical properties provide many benefits. You can burn a higher level of calories in a shorter time thanks to water’s resistance. Water’s resistance increases the intensity of movement and requires a greater muscular effort and a greater energy expenditure which leads to bone development and muscle strengthening as well as cardiovascular and muscular endurance. Thanks to water’s viscosity, you can control your movements and work your muscles in pairs. The viscosity creates an equal amount of resistance in every direction of movement without overloading your joints and muscles. This leads to a better body balance between the muscles groups. Due to the buoyancy of water, it is also a safe place to workout. Water reduces the forward pull of gravity, therefore weight bearing, joint compression and impact are reduced. This is what makes you feel lighter. The buoyancy also increases your range of motion and improves your joint mobility which contributes to a better flexibility that will enhance activities of daily living. Thanks to water’s hydrostatic pressure, there is a positive toning effect on skin, tissue

and muscles . Water provides a full body massage, stimulates your skin, reduces swelling and cellulite and improves circulation by increasing blood supply to muscles. Hydrostatic pressure also contributes to reduce soreness after exercising by removing the lactic acid more efficiently. Water allows a better performance of heart and enhances venous return and cardiac functions with an invigorating effect on the entire body and a detoxification feeling. Water is relaxing, fun and refreshing which promotes joy and happiness. In the water, results are guaranteed as long as individuals adhere to recommendations for frequency, intensity, duration and mode of training. Aqua Fitness Revolution will help you to reach your goals! Aqua Fitness Revolution is designed for participants of all age groups, all fitness levels & abilities. Athletes, young adults, teens and seniors will always enjoy safe, challenging and effective workouts and will never be dissatisfied. Thanks to Aqua Fitness Revolution you will feel light and toned, more balanced and flexible, your strength will be increased and you will feel more confident in your life. For more information, visit us at www.aquafitnessrevolution.com or contact us at 786 259 4131.

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LIFE LESSONS Becoming a Better Listener BY KIMBERLY HALE

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t’s fair to say that we engage in countless conversations on a daily basis with our boss, clients, co-workers, relatives, and friends. But how frequently are we really listening as much as we could or should? Living in today’s world of digital distractions and content overload, it should come as no surprise that we’re probably not listening much at all. Hearing is not the issue. Simply put, hearing is the ear perceiving sound. It’s easy, fast and requires no effort on our part. Much like a vehicle operating on cruise control, it just happens. We do it without thinking and science indicates that we even do it in our sleep. But listening is another story. It’s an important life skill Old habits may be hard-to-break but with conscious that requires conscious participation. The real difference desire and practice of the following skills, we can become between hearing and listening is the act of concentrating better listeners. or paying attention on the part of the listener. 1. Resist distractions - These days, we multi-task at Good listening skills can yield a multitude of personal a frenetic pace. If someone comes to talk to you, and professional payoffs. When we actively listen, we simply stop what you are doing and give the person increase our capacity to learn as well as to build rapport, your full attention. understanding and trust - in relationships, in the workplace, 2. Don’t interrupt - Often, we anticipate what the in social settings and with our families. other party is going to say so we interrupt or interject

in an effort to “help” move the conversation along. Refrain from butting in or answering before the other person has finished speaking. 3. Focus on the conversation and the speaker - Look directly at the speaker and use body language and gestures like smiling, nodding and facial expressions to convey that you are focused and attentive. 4. Open your mind - Our ability to listen can be distorted by our own assumptions. Avoid judging a speaker on how they talk, look, or if you do not share their ideas or beliefs. 5. Provide feedback - If you’re unclear on what the other person is saying, ask questions when they’re done speaking. Otherwise, clarify to ensure that you got the message right by paraphrasing what was said in your own words. Providing feedback shows that you’ve been listening to (and care about) what’s been said. Kimberly Hale is a marketing communications consultant, community relations expert and freelance writer based in South Florida. She is also the founder and creative force behind Extraordinary Sweets, a niche event design firm specializing in the stylized candy and dessert table trend.

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LEGALLY SPEAKING Tips for Beating the Bank in Foreclosure Proceedings BY OMAR J. ARCIA, ESQ., FORECLOSURE DEFENSE AND BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION ATTORNEY

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rom December 2007 to present, South Florida has experienced a 400 percent increase in foreclosure filings, and more than one fourth of all mortgages in the United States right now are at least 60 days past due. In view of these staggering statistics, most homeowners simply give up the fight for their home before it even begins. However, a foreclosure lawsuit is just like any other lawsuit – the lender must prove its entire case before it can obtain a judgment. Just because you’ve been served with foreclosure papers does not mean you have to leave your home! The legal foreclosure process can take two years or more if the borrower is able to identify and present valid defenses to the foreclosure. Here are some suggestions on how to use foreclosure proceedings to your advantage, and possibly “beat the bank.”

CONDUCT A FORENSIC AUDIT OF YOUR LOAN

First of all, perform a detailed audit of your loan transaction through a qualified mortgage auditing firm. A forensic audit often reveals serious violations of Federal and State laws committed by the same lenders that initiate foreclosure proceedings. An audit may also reveal fatal flaws in the transfer of your mortgage.

FILE A COUNTERCLAIM AGAINST YOUR LENDER

Using the results of your forensic audit, and assuming you have identified violations of law in connection with your loan, you should file a counterclaim against your lender for those same violations. In other words, sue your lender within the same proceedings as a means to gain negotiating leverage and improve your mortgage terms. In some cases, borrowers have been able to obtain a cancellation of the mortgage altogether by taking the offensive in a foreclosure proceeding.

DEMAND THE ORIGINAL NOTE

Most foreclosure proceedings are not initiated by the original lender, but rather by a party who claims to “own and hold” the Note securing payment of the loan. Surprisingly, many of these third parties don’t actually have possession of the original note, or the right to enforce the obligation. The Note is a negotiable instrument, like a bank check. Do you know any bank that will cash a “copy” of any check? Likewise, no Court will decide a foreclosure proceeding based upon a “copy” of your Note. If you demand the original Note, and the lender is unable to produce it, a foreclosure judgment cannot legally be obtained.

CHALLENGE YOUR LENDER’S RIGHT TO BRING THE FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING

In most cases, your original lender did not formally assign or endorse the Note to the new entity. Florida law only permits an action to be presented by the “real party in interest.” If you never signed an agreement with the party that filed the foreclosure, you can challenge their right to file the foreclosure proceedings altogether. Judges will not hesitate to dismiss a foreclosure proceeding initiated by a company that has no legal right to bring the action. The Arcia Law Firm is privileged to successfully represent dozens of homeowners in our community with mortgage fraud, foreclosure defense and bankruptcy cases. Detailed explanations of different options available to homeowners are also discussed in a new DVD developed by the Arcia Law Firm entitled “Fight For Your Home.” If you mention that you heard about the DVD through this magazine, you will receive a complimentary copy during your free consultation to discuss your case in detail with a member of our qualified legal team.

If you are struggling to make your monthly mortgage payments, if you are in the middle of a frustrating loan modification process, if you just received a foreclosure summons, or if you don’t know a reputable mortgage audit firm in your area, please contact the Arcia Law Firm at 1-800-770-7102 or www.arcialawfirm.com, and we will gladly point you in the right direction. To Advertise in The Florida Villager, Please call 786-505-1817

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PET OF THE MONTH “Murphy”

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he Murphy Saga: Triple Rescue... Found as a pup running with a pack of dogs. Rescue #1: Friends Forever Rescue saves him from the street. Rescue #2: Steele spots a “scraggly” pup with beautiful eyes hiding under a chair at Pet Smart Adoption Event. Rescue #3: Lovingly Adopted and added to our amazing family....and the love affair continues! Bobette and Steele Reeder - owned by Murphy The Wonder Dog

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Every month The Florida Villager randomly picks a Pet of the Month winner. Enter your pet today! Email entries to editor@thefloridavillager.com. Please send a high-resolution photo with your entry. Tell us a little bit about your pet… Animal name & breed:____________________________________________ Age and gender of animal:_________________________________________ Favorite person:__________________________________________________ Favorite toy:_____________________________________________________ Likes & dislikes:_________________________________________________ Favorite thing to do:______________________________________________

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PARTY PLANNING Not Your Mother’s Party BY KIMBERLY HALE

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veryone loves a good party, whether it is a whimsical birthday, an elegant wedding or a blowout Super Bowl celebration, but a dramatic change has occurred in the way people plan parties and special occasions these days from those of years past. Today’s parties are not your mother’s parties anymore. In the early days of my party planning career, I learned that if one laid out plenty of food and drink, guests would not only gladly attend your party but they were assured of having a great time, too. This reinforced what I discovered growing up in a traditional Italian household -- food has the power to bring people together. Food was always the focus of every Sunday dinner, family party and important life celebration and it later served as the foundation of my party planning efforts.

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Party planning was also a more simple process back then than it is now. Handwritten invitations and RSVP phone calls were the norm. Guests knew the appropriate attire to wear to a cocktail party, and the cake served at a bridal or baby shower was a standard single layer sheet cake decorated with buttercream icing. Courtesy of the Web, the onslaught of social media, and reality television, contemporary parties have become much grander affairs. Children’s birthday parties are indulgent themed productions. Classic cocktail parties now feature DIY food bars and signature drinks. Large-scale events such as weddings and Quinceaneras are all about the guest “experience”. It is not unusual for guests to receive their party invitation via Evite, Facebook Events and Eventbrite. Nor is it abnormal for engaged couples to search online for “over-the-top” event ideas to ensure their reception is truly unforgettable. While party planning appears to have become more sophisticated in recent years, it is not necessarily more complicated. The same factors responsible for causing the shift in party planning trends can also be a valuable resource in creating new ones. Whatever the best and newest trends may emerge, as long as people choose to gather together socially - there will always be a need to plan a party. Kimberly Hale is a marketing communications consultant, community relations expert and freelance writer based in South Florida. She is also the founder and creative force behind Extraordinary Sweets, a niche event design firm specializing in the stylized candy and dessert table trend.

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RECIPE OF THE MONTH Stuffed Lobster

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Ingredients: 4 butterflied lobster tails 2 tablespoons butter Crab Meat Stuffing (Wakefield stuffing in the freezer section at Golden Rule Seafood)

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First set your broiler on HI.   Arrange all four tails on a sheet pan with the butterflied side up.  Slice the butter about 1/2 an inch thick and place in the center of each tail.  Season the tails with a little garlic salt.  Grab a handful of stuffing and place it directly on the pan next to each tail.  Place under the broiler and cook for about 20 minutes.  Once the tails are done and the stuffing is a golden brown remove from the oven and place the stuffing in each tail. ▸▸ Serve & Enjoy!   Some steamed broccoli, a side of rice, bottle of Pinot Grigio, and Key Lime pie are some great additions to this meal.   *Hint:  Before you begin, line your sheet pan with aluminum foil for easier clean up.    We are always looking for different and new ways to cook seafood.  If you have any recipes you would like to share please e-mail them to: Sales@GoldenRuleSeafood.com.

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SPORTS NEWS Team-of-the-Month: PBSA Power Baseball

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he PBSA Power Team placed 59th out of 104 teams in the Cooperstown, NY Tournament, with 12 homeruns in total (including 2 grand slams and one walk off game winning home run).

Top Row: Assist. Coach Carlos Perez, Coach Miguel Mercedes, Coach Ronnie Young, Assistant Coach Vernon Jones, II Middle Row: Brian Bouchard, Michael Gonzalez, Peter Gonzalez, Luis Cruz, Paul Tirado, Noah Frye, Moises Martinez Front Row: Patrick Chen See, Angel Perez, Randy Canteli, Justin Kenyon, Giovanni Marssiglia, Angel Mercedes (Bat Boy).

COMMEMORATE YOUR SPORTS STAR’S CAREER WITH A SPORTS TIMELINE .333/10/19 LEAGUE AVERAGE/RBI/RUNS 2010 LCAA HONORABLE MENTION 2011 COACH’S AWARD

Zach Bastien

1993 :: BORN IN MONROE, MI

1996 :: GETS FIRST BASEBALL MITT

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1999 :: ZACH PLAYS HIS FIRST TEE-BALL GAME.

2007 :: STARS ON FRESHMAN BASEBALL TEAM.

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1992 :: THE NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION ACCREDITS LOURDES COLLEGE FOR FIVE YEARS, DESIGNATING THE COLLEGE AS AN EMERGING INSTITUTION.

1997 :: LOURDES COLLEGE RECEIVES TEN YEAR ACCREDITATION FROM NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION.

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CATCHER/INFIELD 2002 :: GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT LOURDES ARE APPROVED BY THE OHIO BOARD OF REGENTS AND ACCREDITED BY THE NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION.

2004 :: LOURDES COLLEGE REDUCES TUITION BY 41%. THE PRINCETON REVIEW NAMES LOURDES COLLEGE A “BEST COLLEGE IN THE MIDWESTERN REGION”.

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2007 :: THE PRINCETON REVIEW NAMES LOURDES COLLEGE A “BEST COLLEGE IN THE MIDWESTERN REGION” FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

2010 :: NAMED AS LCAA HONORABLE MENTION.

2011 :: ZACH EARNS COAHES AWARD.

2010 :: PRINCETON REVIEW NAMES LOURDES A “BEST COLLEGE IN THE MIDWETSERN REGION” FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

2011 :: ZACH SIGNS TO PLAY BASEBALL AT LOURDES UNIVERSITY.

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1999 :: ZACH PLAYS HIS FIRST TEE-BALL GAME.

2004 :: LOURDES COLLEGE REDUCES TUITION BY 41%. THE PRINCETON REVIEW NAMES LOURDES COLLEGE A “BEST COLLEGE IN THE MIDWESTERN REGION”.

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2012 :: INAUGURAL SEASON FOR LOURDES BASEBALL.

1983 :: THE NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION ACCREDITS LOURDES COLLEGE FOR FIVE YEARS, DESIGNATING THE COLLEGE AS AN EMERGING INSTITUTION.

1997 :: LOURDES COLLEGE RECEIVES TEN YEAR ACCREDITATION FROM NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION.

2002 :: GRADUATE PROGRAMS AT LOURDES ARE APPROVED BY THE OHIO BOARD OF REGENTS AND ACCREDITED BY THE NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION.

2007 :: STARS ON FRESHMAN BASEBALL TEAM.

1997 :: LOURDES COLLEGE RECEIVES TEN YEAR ACCREDITATION FROM NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION.

2004 :: LOURDES COLLEGE REDUCES TUITION BY 41%. THE PRINCETON REVIEW NAMES LOURDES COLLEGE A “BEST COLLEGE IN THE MIDWESTERN REGION”.

2007 :: THE PRINCETON REVIEW NAMES LOURDES COLLEGE A “BEST COLLEGE IN THE MIDWESTERN REGION” FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

2010 :: NAMED AS LCAA HONORABLE MENTION.

2011 :: ZACH EARNS COAHES AWARD.

2010 :: PRINCETON REVIEW NAMES LOURDES A “BEST COLLEGE IN THE MIDWETSERN REGION” FOR THE SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR.

2011 :: ZACH SIGNS TO PLAY BASEBALL AT LOURDES UNIVERSITY.

2012 :: INAUGURAL SEASON FOR LOURDES BASEBALL.

M 1992 :: MIKE ILITCH PURCHASES SOLE INTEREST IN THE TIGERS.

1999 :: SEPTEMBER 27 :: THE LAST DETROIT TIGER BASEBALL GAME PLAYED AT TIGER STADIUM. AFTER AN 87 YEAR RUN, THE CORNER SAW IT’S 6,783RD-AND FINAL-GAME WITH A SOLD-OUT CROWD OF 43,356 FANS.

2000 :: APRIL 11 :: TIGERS WERE WELCOMED INTO THEIR NEW HOME, COMERICA PARK. OPENING DAY SAW 34-DEGREE WEATHER, A SOLD-OUT CROWD.

2005 :: OCTOBER :: JIM LEYLAND NAMED TIGERS’ MANAGER REPLACING ALAN TRAMMELL.

2006 :: IN TERMS OF RAW WINS, THE TIGERS PUT TOGETHER ONE OF THE BIGGEST TURNAROUNDS IN BASEBALL HISTORY WITH THEIR RUN FROM 43 WINS IN 2003 TO 95. THE TIGERS ALSO REACHED THEIR FIRST WORLD SERIES SINCE 1984.

1984 :: MIKE ILITCH PURCHASES SOLE INTEREST IN THE TIGERS.

1999 :: SEPTEMBER 27 :: THE LAST DETROIT TIGER BASEBALL GAME PLAYED AT TIGER STADIUM. AFTER AN 87 YEAR RUN, THE CORNER SAW IT’S 6,783RD-AND FINAL-GAME WITH A SOLD-OUT CROWD OF 43,356 FANS.

2000 :: APRIL 11 :: TIGERS WERE WELCOMED INTO THEIR NEW HOME, COMERICA PARK. OPENING DAY SAW 34-DEGREE WEATHER, A SOLD-OUT CROWD.

2005 :: OCTOBER :: JIM LEYLAND NAMED TIGERS’ MANAGER REPLACING ALAN TRAMMELL.

2006 :: IN TERMS OF RAW WINS, THE TIGERS PUT TOGETHER ONE OF THE BIGGEST TURNAROUNDS IN BASEBALL HISTORY WITH THEIR RUN FROM 43 WINS IN 2003 TO 95. THE TIGERS ALSO REACHED THEIR FIRST WORLD SERIES SINCE 1984.

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PINE CREST 2012 Pine Crest Football

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AUGUST 31 (W) 28-6 @ FORT LAUDERDALE

SEPTEMBER 7 (W) 40-6 v. ST. ANDREW’S

SEPTEMBER 14 (W) 17-14 @ WESTMINSTER ACADEMY

SEPTEMBER 21 (W) 38-7 v. CORAL SHORES

SEPT. 28 (W) 24-14 v. POPE JOHN PAUL II

OCTOBER 4 (W) 41-0 v. CORAL SPRINGS CHARTER

OCTOBER 12 (L) 26-41 @ BENJAMIN

OCTOBER 19 (W) 31-21 v. JOHN CARROLL*

THE DEFENSE LEADS THE WAY RECORDING 2 SACKS & 2 PICKS. WILL WITTICH (SR) LEADS TEAM W/ 14 TACKLES.

RUSHING ATTACK LEADS PANTHERS WHO FINISH W/ 217 YARDS RUSHING. DEFENSE SNAGS FIVE INTERCEPTIONS.

PANTHERS EEK BY THE LIONS THANKS TO 242 YARDS ON THE GROUND. KYLE DIENER (SR) NETS 13 TACKLES.

PANTHERS REMAIN PERFECT DUE TO 220 YARDS RUSHING LED BY KYLE DIENER’S 89 YARDS ON 11 CARRIES.

SENIORS KALVIN CLINE & MIKE CIBENE EACH RECORD TWO SACKS HELPING THE PANTHERS TO 5-0.

PINE CREST GETS FIRST SHUTOUT OF THE SEASON, LED BY TREVOR OSCEOLA (JR), KYLE DIENER, & ALEX WELCH (JR).

ZACH SMLTH (SO) PASSES FOR 234 YDS AND TOSSES FOUR TOUCHDOWNS, BUT IT’S NOT ENOUGH.

KALVIN CLINE LEADS THE WAY FOR THE PANTHERS SCORING 3 TDS, 3 DIFFERENT WAYS (RET, REC, INT).

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WR, DB RB, DL WB, DB WB, PK WR, DB QB, DB RB, LB WR, DE

SR. SO. JR. SR. JR. SR. SR. SR.

5-11 5-5 5-9 5-7 5-10 5-11 6-0 6-5

178 150 156 150 157 186 217 206

9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

ZACH SMITH JACKSON BUHLER DAVID LEIBOWITZ MARK CIBENE JONAH STERNTHAL NICK MILLER SEAN DICAROLIS STEVEN GRAF

QB, DB QB RB, LB WR, DB TB, DE WR, DB WR, DB QB, DB

SO. SO. SR. FR. JR. SR. SO. SO.

6-1 5-11 5-10 5-5 5-4 5-9 5-8 5-10

168 150 185 112 138 126 123 136

17 18 19 20 21 22 24 25

CARMINE SCARFONE ALEX WELCH AUSTIN LITOFSKY JIMMY CRISSY OLIVER KING WILL BECKER JON BROVENDER MATT URBAN

QB WR, DB WB, DB WR, DB WR, DB WB, DB WR, DB WR, DB

FR. JR. JR. SO. SO. SO. SO. FR.

5-8 5-9 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-6 5-8

142 146 176 140 126 158 113 130

30 31 35 40 41 42 43 47

JOE JARECKI TREVOR OSCEOLA NOAH DEARMAN ALEX GONZALEZ AUSTIN NERO JAY WILSON OREN MILSTEIN GRIFFIN SCHWARTZ

RB, LB RB, DB RB, DB RB, DB RB, LB WB, DB P, K WR, DB

FR. JR. FR. SR. FR. SO. FR. FR.

5-10 5-6 5-4 5-8 5-11 5-5 5-4 5-7

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JOSH MONDSHINE PATRICK HALEY MAX MARTINEZ CHRIS MATTHEWS NOAH SPROSTY WILL WITTICH BRIAN ARCIOLA FARHAAN ANJUM

OL, DL OL, LB OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL RB, LB OL, DL OL, DL

JR. SO. JR. SO. FR. SR. SO. SR.

6-2 5-10 5-8 5-11 5-9 5-10 5-6 5-8

181 175 209 180 154 180 144 200

58 60 61 62 63 64 69 70

NICK NOLTING OL, DL ALY LAKHANI OL, DL JUSTIN STOLZENBERG OL, DL SCOTT HALPERIN OL, DL EMILIO FEIJOO OL, DL MATT BODNER OL, DL CODY SHAMON OL, LB STEWART HACKLEMAN OL, DL

SO. FR. SO. SR. SO. SR. SO. FR.

THE PANTHERS ENJOYED A BYE WEEK PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SFC PLAYOFFS. WITH THEIR 6-0 START, THE PANTHERS MARKED THEIR BEST START SINCE THE EARLY 1990S. 6-4 5-7 5-9 5-10 6-0 5-9 5-10 6-2

195 140 190 212 200 225 168 200

71 72 73 73 74 75 77 79

MATT CIBENE MIKE CIBENE ETHAN GOLDMAN JACOB SCHAFFER CARTER HELSCHIEN CLAYTON LISY BRENDAN MCCUE McCOY BERGER

NOVEMBER 1 (W) 31-14 @ FLORIDA CHRISTIAN

NOVEMBER 8 (W) 45-26 @ POPE JOHN PAUL II (SEMI-FINAL)

NOVEMBER 17 (L) 20-41 @ BENJAMIN (FINALS)

PINE CREST RUNS WILD WITH 305 RUSHING YARDS LED BY TREVOR OSCEOLA’S 189 YARDS ON JUST 20 CARRIES.

ALL AROUND TEAM EFFORT HELPS THE PANTHERS REACH THE FINALS. HARRIS STOLZENBERG (SR) SCORES 2 TDS AND ZACH SMITH THROWS 3 TDS.

PC PANTHERS (8-1)

PC PANTHERS (9-1)

GAME PLAYED AT FAU STADIUM. PINE CREST FINISHES THE SEASON WITH A 9-2 RECORD AND ARE RUNNERS-UP IN THE SOUTHEAST FOOTBALL CONFERENCE.

OL, LB OL, DE OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL OL, DL

SO. SR. SR. FR. JR. SR. JR. SO.

5-10 6-0 6-5 5-11 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-3

147 170 270 195 195 270 251 189

80 81 82 83 85 87 88 89

EDDIE SOTO MAX POPKIN IAN SPROSTY TERRANCE BRENNAN JAMES LEAHY CLAY ROUSSO TIMMY COX MAX COHEN

WR, DB TE, LB TE, DE WR, DB TE, DE TE, DL TE, LB TE, LB

FR. FR. JR. FR. SO. JR. FR. SR.

5-4 5-8 6-5 5-6 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-1

110 140 160 105 160 160 168 185

HEAD COACH JIM PLETCHER (8TH SEASON)

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Review from Angie’s List “Framed my law school diploma in a very artistic way.  

When you need something framed, we highly recommend Dadeland Framing.

  Steve Gibbons, the owner and artist in residence, is exceptionally artistic and creative. He has been doing this work for over 35 years. He oversees everything before it leaves his shop. And for the work that he does, his prices are reasonable.   While we were in his shop we saw some of the other things he had done. His talent for creative ways to exhibit art work, diplomas, certificates, sports jerseys, musical instruments, wedding memorabilia, katubahs and military uniforms and decorations is amazing. His latest challenge was figuring out how to display a composition made entirely out of butterfly wings.   We appreciated the way he questioned us in order for him to better understand what our needs were. We didn’t hesitate to drive from north Broward County to his shop so that he could do our job.”   Warren Wepman

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SEEN ON SCENE Palmetto Bay Back to School Event! Allan Pineda, age 6 of Miami is fitted for a free helemt by Police Outreach Officer Patience Glasko.

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housands of residents of Palmetto Bay and South-Dade came out on one of the hottest days of the year for Palmetto Bay’s Back-to-School Carnival, sponsored by Gus Machado Ford of Kendall, Aug. 4, at Palmetto Bay Park. The free event was open to the public and included free backpacks filled with school supplies (thanks Gus!), free bicycle helmets provided by the Palmetto Bay Police Outreach team, free rides, and plenty of carnival food and activities. Despite the heat, it was an extremely successful first-time event.

Miami Beach Branch Library Manager Jeniffer Shipley (left) and Palmetto Bay Library Branch Manager Ellen Book at Palmetto Bay Park.

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