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OMEHOW ONE CAN’T HELP BUT FEEL THE love in February, a month that celebrates the idea of caring and affection towards others. That’s why it is with great pleasure that we’re able to (for the third year in a row) celebrate the couples in our community who do more than just make their marriages work… they make their businesses work as well. As someone who works with his spouse myself, I can tell you it’s no easy feat to balance home life and work life, especially with two young children, but there’s no better person to share both my successes and challenges with than my wife. Elsewhere in the issue we are proud to feature two very different members of our community who are both on a mission to help others. Through her work with Miami Bridge, attorney Marlene Quintana is serving the needs of children who are in need of not just basic necessities but also caring and guidance; while middle school student Allie Gould is taking the joy of her own experiences and making sure that other children have a chance to experience the same. We’re happy to announce that voting has once again started for The Florida Villager’s Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Awards. This is a Special Edition that will be coming out in May. There are two ways to cast your vote: either fill out and mail in the vote form on page 33, or vote online at www.thefloridavillager.com/bestof. Don't forget to connect with us via social media. You can find us on Twitter (@FloridaVillager), Facebook (The Florida Villager), and Instagram (@thefloridavillager). You can also find us online at TheFloridaVillager.com. Finally, we’re bringing everyone an incredible variety of calendar events for this short month. From local fun to large shows there’s something for everyone in South Florida this February!

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ISSUE 19 • VOLUME 2, EDITION 7 • FEBRUARY 2017 PRESIDENT/PUBLISHER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Bastien VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dana Bastien MANAGING EDITOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea Carneiro ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES. . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Berman, Marisa Farrell, Eric Serrano ART DIRECTION, DESIGN & PRODUCTION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Media One Five PHOTOGRAPHER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathleen Ballard Photography CONTRIBUTORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mayor Cason, Brian Nitzberg, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Marta Sanchez Emden, Dr. Jose Soler-Baillo

EVENTS CALENDAR 6 February 2017 COMMUNITY CALL 8 News From Our Community 10 Around the County COMMUNITY NEWS 12 Largest Exhibit of Cuban Art to Premiere at Coral Gables Museum 14 Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Adds New GPSLike Technology THE PHILANTHROPIST 16 Marlene Quintana: Building A Bridge FEATURE 20 Compassionate Teamwork LOVE IS IN THE AIR 22 Forever Love

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FROM THE MAYOR 24 What’s Happening in Our Communities? EVENT SPOTLIGHT 26 8th Annual Tour of Kitchens DENTAL HEALTH 28 Is Your Dental Office Up To Date With The Latest Technology? PET OF THE MONTH 30 Meet Cha Cha PET HEALTH 31 All You Ever Wanted To Know About Cats’ and Dogs’ Vision RESTAURANT LISTINGS 32 Eat, Drink & Be Merry SEEN ON SCENE 34 Snapshot from Around Town ASK THE PLASTIC SURGEON 36 Evolution of Fillers

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Olivier Award for Best Musical, and hailed by critics as one of the first truly modern works of musical theater, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s “Sunday in the Park with George” has become one of the most acclaimed musicals of our time. Inspired by Georges Seurat’s landmark painting Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, this poignant musical is a masterpiece about a tortured artist and his devoted muse searches for truths about life, love and the cost of creativity. arshtcenter.org

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Carousel is a powerful ride of hope and tears. With stunning choreography and breathtaking music, Carousel was Rodgers and Hammerstein’s personal favorite of all their musicals, and was dubbed “the best musical of the 20th Century by Time Magazine. From the magical evocation of the carousel in the overture to the majestic and moving strains of the immortal song “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” this giant of the musical stage remains timeless and star bright. actorsplayhouse.org

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DAVID REED: VICE AND REFLECTION – AN OLD PAINTING, NEW PAINTINGS AND ANIMATIONS David Reed is known as a colorist and for creating long, narrow abstract paintings on canvas that layer gestural marks in disjunctive ways, creating paintings that resemble collages or photographs. Reed will revisit the colors and forms in this decades-old work and create a series of 4 new large-scale paintings, inspired by #212.. He will also present several televisions in the space, showing scenes from the Miami Vice, into which he will have digitally inserted the painting #212. www.pamm.org

RICK ASTLEY One of the music industry’s most distinctive voices, Rick Astley has left an indelible mark on pop culture since his emergence into the limelight nearly three decades ago. With well over 40 million records sold, and an enviable back-catalogue of chart-topping hits, Astley remains one of the most successful solo artists to have emerged from the UK. Astley was just 21-years-old when he unleashed the iconic “Never Gonna Give You Up”; few debut singles have had such impact. arshtcenter.org

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American singer, musician, rapper and songwriter Jake Miller first came to prominence after gaining attention on his performances videos that he uploaded on YouTube. He taught himself to play guitar, piano and drums from a very young age, which helped him considerably in his career. In his high school day, he uploaded many self-made videos on the net and in early 2011, gave his first live performance in Pompano Beach, Florida as the opener of rap musician Snoop Dogg. fillmoremb.com

Legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli will be returning to the U.S. for his annual Valentine’s Day performances including a stop in Miami for the first time in a decade..To celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day, Andrea Bocelli will treat fans to a unique holiday repertoire, combining the most beloved arias, crossover hits, special love songs and new music off his latest album, Cinema. With one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, Andrea Bocelli has been thrilling audiences for over 20 years, counting over 80 million records sold worldwide. www.aaarena.com

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COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL A “Celebration of the Arts” across all disciplines, inspiring one’s imagination for visual, culinary and performing arts. This three-day event brings the most talented and creative artists from all over the world to Coconut Grove. The quality of the participating artists contributes to the Festival’s continual recognition as one of the most prestigious fine arts exhibitions in the nation. cgaf.com

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SOUTH BEACH FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL The festival consists of several events, some private, some open to the trade only, and many many more open to the public for all of our enjoyment. What kind of events? Brunches, Cocktail Parties, Seminars, Dinners, Burger Bashes, Wine Tastings, VIP galas... you name it, and of course the Grand Tasting Village set up in tents along 13th Street and Ocean Drive. sobefest.com

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ART WYNWOOD In its sixth year, is a relative newcomer to Miami's art show scene but quickly gaining recognition among contemporary art lovers, collectors and connoisseurs. It is completely reflective of the District's cutting edge and dynamic environment, highlighting its hallmark street art and murals. artwynwood.com

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW AND STRICTLY SAIL Cruising Boats, Racing Boats, Sailing Boats, Catamarans, Power Boats, Mega Yachts... some serious boat eye candy all in lovely South Florida weather, definitely a "do not miss" event specially for boating enthusiasts. This is quite an impressive 5-day event which in 2016 moved to its new spectacular home at Miami Marine Stadium. strictlysailmiami.com

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The 2017 edition of “Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina” will broadcast LIVE from the AmericanAirlines Arena on Thursday, February 23, 2017, on the Univision Network and via Univision NOW. The nominations for the 29th Annual “Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina” (PLN) Latin Music Awards have been revealed via the Univision Network morning show “Despierta América” and PLN’s digital platforms on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Recognizing the top four musical genres in Latin music – Regional Mexican, Pop/Rock, Urban, and Tropical, 70 music icons have been nominated across 26 different categories. American Airlines Arena, 8:00pm; aaarena.com

This is a leisure canoeing ex p e r i e n c e l e d b y EcoAdventure and Coral Gables Museum staff that encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and historic landmarks. A surprising amount of wildlife can be seen in the water and on the shore. Registrants will meet at the Coral Gables Museum at 9:30 am and start with a self-guided audio tour* of the exhibit Creating the Dream: George E. Merrick and His Vision for Coral Gables. Then, board a bus to the Waterway and onto your canoe for a 2 hour paddling adventure! *Guests may also catch a 1pm guided exhibit tour after the canoe tour. $40 per person. Coral Gables Museum, 9:30am-12; Call 305.603.8067

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WHOLE FOODS MARKET’S® MIAMI STORES HOLD 5% GIVING DAY TO SUPPORT WELLNESS IN THE SCHOOLS LAUNCH IN SOUTH FLORIDA On Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, all Whole Foods Market Miami locations donated five percent of the day’s net sales to Wellness in the Schools (WITS) – a national nonprofit that inspires healthy eating and fitness for kids in public schools – as part of Whole Foods Market’s Five Percent Days program. Newly launched in South Florida, WITS partnered with Whole Foods Market Miami locations to host a Cooking Lab with WITS Co-founder Nancy Easton and South Florida Chef Ambassador Michael Schwartz at the Coral Gables store. On Tuesday, Jan. 10,, Schwartz teamed up with students from Liberty City Elementary to create a Vegetarian Chili using fresh produce and high quality ingredients from the retailer.Through their collaboration with Whole Foods Market, WITS will work with local schools to provide healthy, made-fromscratch meals, active recess periods, and fitness and nutrition education. In partnership with local departments of education, WITS reaches 50,000 children in over 100 U.S. schools. They currently serve over 3,500 children in four schools in South Florida and will double their reach next year.

COMMUNITY ASKED TO WEIGH IN ON ARTWORK The City of Coral Gables is in the process of commissioning artwork to be installed in conjunction with the Miracle Mile Streetscape Project. Three artists have been recommended by the Coral Gables Arts Advisory Panel to begin developing initial concepts for artwork to be sited at three of the midblock crossings along Miracle Mile. The artists are Ball-Nogues Studio (Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues), David Brooks, and Meejin Yoo . The artists are in the research phase of their project and they would like to hear from you. Visit coralgables.com to participate in the survey.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO BEGIN WATER & SEWER IMPROVEMENTS NEXT WEEK ALONG MIRACLE MILE The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) has embarked on a Capital Improvement Program to provide necessary upgrades to the water and sewer infrastructure to continue providing high quality services, protecting public health, and the environment. One of these projects is the installation of a new 16-inch Water Main along Miracle Mile, from S.W. 37 to 42 Avenues. Phase 1 is underway and Phase 2 was scheduled to begin January 17 with a projected completion date of May 2017. The construction work will occur between 10:00 p.m. and 10:00 a.m., Sunday to Thursday only. The work will require phased roadway closures of both lanes on the north side of Miracle Mile during the construction times at night. Lanes will reopen to traffic by 10:00 a.m. every morning.

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On Friday, January 27 the Gables welcomed Dr. Michael Merzenich, otherwise known as "The Father of Brain Plasticity," and a recipient of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.

Temple Judea hosted a “Gospel Shabbat” on January 13 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. The Legato Vocal Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Antonia Wilson, joined Temple Judea’s cantorial soloist Jodi Rozental.

A petition to have residents vote on whether to remove two sculptures at Gables traffic circles failed to get the necessary signatures. Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick will now sponsor a resolution to have the commission vote to place the question on the ballot.

A seven-screen Landmark Theater is now open on the third floor of Merrick Park. The luxury theater offers leather chairs as well as reserved seating, a full bar and upscale concession fare.

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Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) and The National Theatre for Children (NTC) have partnered again to bring energy efficiency education to elementary schools throughout FPL’s service areas in the winter of 2017.

The 2017 Miami-Dade STEM Expo honored the 2015-16 Miami-Dade STEM schools on Feb. 4. The STEM School designation criteria included: STEM competitions, professional development, partnerships, equity and accountability.

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from the Colonial, Republican and PostRevolutionary periods of Cuban Art up to the present day. With more than 100 works featured, the assemblage brings forth one of the largest art historical compendiums of Cuban art shown in the United States, offering new insights into the relationship between Cuban culture and the rest of the world. The exhibit is curated by Segundo Fernández, attorney, art collector and doctoral candidate in art history, with support from Peter Weishar, Dean of FSU College of Fine Arts; Allys Palladino-Craig, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, FSU; Juan Martínez, Professor Emeritus of FIU; and Ramón Cernuda, art collector and Director of Cernuda Arte. Nearly one hundred works from private collections in Florida have been organized and assembled to bring together some of the most recognizable names in Cuban art, including Carlos Alfonzo, Carlos Enríquez, Wifredo Lam, Manuel Mendive, José Mijares, Amelia Palaez, René Portocarrero, Leopoldo Romañach, and Tomás Sánchez.


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ICKLAUS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IS THE SECOND PEDIATRIC FACILITY IN the world to use new medical technology in cardiac procedures that is similar to global positioning systems (GPS) that motorists use to determine their vehicles’ locations on a map. The new equipment is part of the hospital’s new stateof-the-art cardiac catheterization lab, in which minimally invasive catheter-based procedures are performed to treat and evaluate children with congenital heart defects. The Med iGu ide™ Technology allows physicians to see the precise location of specially designed delivery tools and catheters enabled with miniature sensors to navigate within the heart. Using a low-powered electromagnetic field, the system enables physicians to see in real-time, a threedimensional (3-D) image of these tools on pre-recorded fluoroscopy (a rapid series of X-ray images). Automatic adjustments are made to the pre-recorded images to compensate for changing heart rhythms, breathing and patient movement. “The longstanding commitment of The Heart Program at Nicklaus Children’s is to minimize the cumulative impact on the children in our care,” said Dr. John Rhodes, medical director of cardiology. “The MediGuide Technology supports us in this effort by reducing exposure to radiation during procedures and enhancing patient safety. It reflects our commitment to investing in the latest technology to ensure the best possible outcomes and safest practices for the children we serve.” The current standard practice for viewing devices in the heart uses continuous, live fluoroscopy, which is a rapid series of X-ray images taken throughout the course of the procedure. Worldwide, physicians perform several billion Dr. Kristine Guleserian of these radiation-based imaging procedures annually and approximately one-third occur in cardiovascular patients. While the benefits of imaging provided by fluoroscopy are important, studies show that the ionizing radiation from repeated exposure to fluoroscopy over time may compromise a person’s immune system, elevate the risk of developing cancer, or present other health hazards. By allowing the physician to track devices on pre-recorded fluoroscopy, MediGuide technology can help avoid additional fluoroscopy throughout the procedure, which in turn significantly reduces radiation exposure. The Heart Program also welcomed world-renowned congenital heart surgeon, Kristine J. Guleserian, MD who will serve as the Director of The Heart Failure and Transplant Program. Dr. Guleserian brings with her a wealth of experience in congenital heart surgery as well as pediatric heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support. Prior to joining The Heart Program, she served as Surgical Director of Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation at Children’s Medical Center/University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where she held the post of Surgical Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Surgery Program.


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Marlene Quintana: Building A Bridge

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MIAMI BRIDGE YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES BACKGROUND:

The child of immigrants, Marlene Quintana says she was taught at an early age to look beyond her own life and into the community around her, leading her to begin volunteer work in grade school. “My Father always told me, ‘Haz bien y no mires a quien,” says Quintana (it loosely translates to “Do the right thing, even when no one is looking.”). “As I became older, I realized how many needs there were in the community, and felt a responsibility to become actively engaged in service and effectuating change for those who are not blessed with some of the basic things that many of us take for granted.” A chance invitation to a Miami Bridge gala 11 years ago sparked an interest in the organization, leading Quintana, now a Shareholder at GrayRobinson, to begin working with the organization (“ I fell in love with the mission,” she says.”). When her term as President of the Cuban American Bar Association ended, she joined the board and eventually began chairing the annual gala.

ABOUT MIAMI BRIDGE

Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services is the only 24-hour emergency shelter in the county that provides refuge, protection and specialized care to youth in crisis via two shelters (one Downtown and one in Homestead) and various community outreach programs. They provide abused, neglected or abandoned children under the age of 18 with everything from basic needs such as food and clothing to life skills, counseling and opportunities that may not otherwise have. “They also give them things that are absolutely priceless such as love, warmth and hope,” says Quintana. “Most children are only one caring adult away from a different path.” Unlike other organizations, Miami Bridge has, sometimes, just days to form a connection with the children who come through their doors, making all the more necessary to create an inviting home.”The average length of stay for our children is about 19 days. We have just days, not months or years, to make a difference in the life of a child,” she says. “That’s why it is so important to make them feel safe and loved and create a positive environment, so that they want to stay. We have to make immediate connections with them.”

LOOKING AHEAD

In addition to the two shelters, Miami Bridge has what Quintana calls an “incredibly active” truancy program that goes out into the Miami community as well as a “First Stop for Families” to focus on prevention. Right now the organization is looking at ways to keep children who are 17+ for an extended period of time as well as a long term goal of creating transitional housing for kids who age out of foster care and are enrolled in a school--whether high school, college or vocational. “Most people don’t understand that even though we desperately want to, we simply cannot keep a child after they turn 18,“ says Quintana. “At 18, when they age out of the Bridge foster care, most of these children are still in high school. If they don’t have a place to live, how does an 18 year old finish high school and support themselves? It is a hugely unmet need in our community, and we intend to do something about it.”

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Miami Bridge’s annual gala takes place March 18 and, says Quintana, strays from the traditional model of speeches and sit-down dinners. “It's’ an interactive and unique evening with lavish food stations, cocktails and entertainment stations,” she says. “We just allow people to mingle and have a good time with old and new friends, while supporting a great cause. Once people understand what we do, it is hard to stay away.” Aside from the gala community members can make tax-deductible donations or volunteer their time as a mentor to the children who find themselves in one their programs. Says Quintana, “If you love music, come spend some time sharing that love with our children. If you are an artist, come do projects with them. Come cook meals with our children. Come play a game of kickball or a board game with them. The possibilities for giving are endless.”

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OUNDED IN 1991 BY DR. EDWARD PHILLIPS, South Miami Women’s Health prides itself on its close-knit team of doctors, nurses and staff who come together as one in their commitment to personalized patient care. The team provides full service obstetrical and gynecological treatment. The Mona Lisa Touch and minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgery are recent additions to services afforded by the group. “As a smaller practice I think we can offer a more personalized experience to our patients,” says Dr. Phillips. Though he and Dr. Joyce Miller no longer see obstetrical patients, Drs. Luis Roca and Joseph Venditto continue the practice’s long-standing history of dedicated obstetric care. “Throughout a patient's’ prenatal care, they have the opportunity to meet with both myself and Dr. Venditto. We take pride in our personal, family approach to care during the pregnancy and at the time of delivery,” says Dr. Roca. “This allows us to get to know our patients and their families on a personal, as well as professional level,” says Dr. Venditto, who also performs robotic and laparoscopic surgeries. “We

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take great pride in taking care of women, and their families, through the journey of pregnancy.” Treating patients from adolescence through menopause, Dr. Miller is exposed to a wide array of gynecological issues. She performs in-office procedures such as colposcopies, both diagnostic and operative hysteroscopies and outpatient procedures including laparoscopies. "We provide comprehensive female health care with the attention and compassion our patients deserve. As a woman, I feel a connection with my patients,” she says, “I call my office my sanctuary…my comfort zone. I love what I do." The doctor's love of their chosen profession can have more than just a welcoming effect on their patients, it can inspire them as well. Nurse practitioner, Katie Fitzgerald, who worked at Sylvester Cancer center in Gynecologic Oncology as a nurse practitioner for six years, was a patient of the practice before coming on board nine years ago. Today, she focuses her daily work on adolescents and young women. She works with patients on prevention options, counseling, administering vaccinations and performing well-woman exams. “With

new advancements in gynecologic medicine every day, it's hard to narrow down a particular area that sparks my interest,” she says. “Women's health, as a whole, is advancing daily and I'm so excited to be a part of it.” Every day, the team brings their passion for women's health to their relationships with each other and with their patients. They believe in staying true to the practice's belief that true care means individual care. "I have a strong belief in involving patients in their own healthcare," says Dr. Venditto. "A patient's autonomy, in conjunction with a physician's recommendations, will ultimately result in improved outcomes." Dr. Phillips sums up the sense of dedication and personal fulfillment expressed by the physicians and staff of Miami Women's Health, "I feel so lucky to continue to see the same faces over and over, and sometimes even the faces of the next generation of the same families." South Miami Women's Health is located at 7000 SW 62nd Ave, Suite 350, South Miami, FL 33143. You can reach the office at 305-665-9644. For more information please visit SouthMiamiWomensHealth.com


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RAY AND MARY THOMAS

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“The best part about working together is the additional time we spend with one another and the lunches because let's face it, food is important and you can't beat sharing a meal with someone you love. The most challenging is separating romance from business as well as the ability to accept advice or constructive criticism from one another.” --Ray

“We have learned that we each bring to the table different gifts. I have learned that my husband is really awesome at sales and is extremely passionate about satisfying each and every one of his customers. My husband says that I am a problem solver and always looking for an alternative solution when things gets tough.”--Mary

ANTHONY ACEVEDO AND MIRIAN MONTANO

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“Working together allows us a trust in knowing that things are always done right the first time. Sometimes it can be hard to have all our eggs in one basket but we make an effort to turn off the work conversations during personal time,”--Frank


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“In launching Innergy, we’ve learned when to push each other, and when to back off. How to divide and conquer in a way that plays off each other’s strengths and minimizes the weaknesses. We bring different skill sets to the table so its helpful to get insights and opinions from one another. We’ve learned to curb unsolicited advice, which isn’t always easy when you are sharing the same office or kitchen table,” --Andrea

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HERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY PEOPLE FALL IN LOVE with Coral Gables and February is the month to celebrate the affection that our City Beautiful inspires in many. Throughout this month, Coral Gables is launching a new campaign on the City’s Facebook page (facebook.com/cityofcoralgables) to share with our social media friends why #LovingCoralGables is special for those who grew up here, went to college at UM, raised their families in one of our neighborhoods, or simply love to work and play in our Coral Gables.So, join in the conversation and tell us about your Coral Gables experience: about the people you love to share your life with in Coral Gables, or about those special places you love to hang around in the Gables, or about all the little things you love to do every day in the City Beautiful. On this Valentine’s Day month, we want to know what touches your heart and makes you smile. Remember to use the hashtag #LovingCoralGables!

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8th Annual Tour of Kitchens Where: Coral Gables When: Saturday, February 4; 9 am - 4 pm How: Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased online at gablesfoundation.org or by calling 305.446.9670. The Details: Eight of Coral Gables' finest private home kitchens will open their doors to the public and offer mouth watering food tastings, exclusive home and kitchen items for sale and table setting displays for dining room inspiration. As always, proceeds from the Tour of Kitchens will benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation and its Culinary Arts Fund, which provides support and scholarships for the Culinary Arts Program at Coral Gables Senior High School. The Tour will begin with breakfast, coffee and mimosas at Snaidero Kitchens + Design showroom where guests will receive a program booklet containing the Tour map. Stops on this self-guided Tour are open from 10:00 AM until 2:00 P.M., and guests may visit the homes in any order. Scavolini Store Miami will be featuring one of their clients’ homes as a stop on the Tour as well as have their own Coral Gables location as a stop. Miele will also be a stop on the Tour. Restaurants participating in this year’s Tour of Kitchens include Swine, Spring Chicken, My Ceviche, Whisk Catering, Steak-Out Catering, La Taberna Giralda and the beneficiaries of the Tour itself, the Culinary Arts Program students from Coral Gables Senior High School. The Tour finishes with a Closing Event at Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

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Do cats and dogs see like we do? Just like us, our pets have binocular vision. The image they see is the superimposition of the image seen by each individual eye, creating a depth perception. On the other hand, the images they see are blurry. Dogs have a 20/75 vision, and cats a surprising 20/100-200 vision. A reason for this is that our domesticated animals do not rely on a sharp vision to survive. As a point of comparison, natural selection has given wolves excellent visual acuity, since they rely on the sharpness of their vision to hunt and survive. Dogs and cats have sharper sense of smell, taste and hearing than us. And, in addition to their vision this heightened sensorial perception allows them to better investigate their surroundings. Being crepuscular creatures, cats have developed adaptive features on the anatomy of their eyes that allow for a better vision at night, when compared to their dogs and human counterparts.

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Can they see colors? Yes, they see colors, however different ranges than us. Dogs have dichromatic vision. They only can see two colors: yellow and blue. This is comparable to humans with red-green color blindness. For dogs, the rest of the primary colors look like dirty yellow tones. They do have the capacity to distinguish closely related shades of grey that are indistinguishable to the human eye. Cats on the other hand, can see yellows, blues, greens and limited tones of red. This will explain why it is difficult to train a dog to distinguish toys by color, or distinguish a red traffic light from a green one, or why dogs are not too impressed with the delicious multicolor food we just purchased for them.

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Are dogs and cats able to watch TV? Yes, they can actually watch TV. In the past, with the old TV sets that would only produce only 50 frames/second, dogs could only see photos flashing rapidly. This is because dogs require at least 70 frames/seconds to perceive a moving, flowing image. Nowadays, with the High Definition TVs, which produce a higher amount of frames/second, dogs are able to enjoy TV. There are several YouTube channels, and at least one cable channel, specifically for dogs. Based on anecdotal stories heard by veterinarians everywhere, some dogs LOVE to watch TV, and even have favorite shows. Dogs are more likely to react to an animal on TV when it is a real animal -

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This year’s Brunch for the Animals held on November 22nd at the chic Fontainebleau Miami Beach! Despite the intermittent showers, close to 400 attendees and their dogs enjoyed the exquisite brunch and exciting silent auction, all benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami. This year’s Brunch for the Animals raised close to $100,000.

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After-School All-Stars, the nation’s largest school-based after-school program targeting middle school youth, hosted its third annual charity poker tournament, All-In for All-Stars, on Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, at Nobu Miami. The event raised over $450,000 for the charity, which provides comprehensive, after-school programs for 2,000 low-income youth in the most underserved neighborhoods in South Florida and over 70,000 youth nationwide.

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With more than 350 runners, Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club (PPSC) celebrated its inaugural Jingle Bell Jog event on Sunday, December 18 at Evelyn Greer Park. In addition to the day’s highly anticipated PPSC Jingle Bell Jog, families enjoyed breakfast, activities, and a most welcome visit from Pinecrest Mayor Joseph Corradino and Village Councilmember Anna Hockhammer who judged this year’s best team costume contest. Sponsors of the event included Kendall Toyota, Lexus of Kendall, Vivo Foods, Rock Baby, Baptist Health, Pinecrest Physical Therapy, Trader Joe’s, Starbucks on 90th Street and US1, ChillN. Special recognition was given to Village of Pinecrest’s Parks and Recreation department for their support of the event.

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Gulliver Preparatory Dance Department hosted its 5th annual Professional Exposure Day. Five highly regarded dance instructors visited the Prep campus to teach students from both the Academy and Prep programs, allowing the two campuses to connect in a dynamic educational setting. The purpose of Professional Dance Exposure Day is to expose students to professional dance teachers/dancers within the South Florida community. Choreographers on-hand for this year’s event included: Caleb Keime, who trained with the Miami City Ballet; Christopher Alvarez, who has performed with stars such as Thalia and Pitbull; Tawanna Hall-Charlton, one of the most sought after, highly regarded choreographers and master teachers in South Florida Day; Jorge Luis Morejon, who boasts a broad range of experience in diverse artistic genres; and Garrett Betancourt, an award-winning choreographer with vast international dance experience.


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Can they experience vision problems? Our cats and dogs, just like us, develop systemic diseases that when left untreated can affect vision. Examples of these are diabetes mellitus, hypertension and cerebrovascular accidents (strokes). Ophthalmic disorders such as cataracts, glaucoma and dry eye are extremely common in dogs and cats, and can be more common within certain purebred lines. It is important to recognize signs of vision deficiency in our cats and dogs, such as hesitance to go up/down stairs, missing a target such as when trying to jump on your bed, lack of recognition of family members (growling) until they are close enough, not realizing when a toy is placed close to them, lack of interest in chasing a moving object, or standing in the same spot longer than usual, among other behaviors. Any of these behaviors will warrant a visit to your pet’s veterinarian to diagnose and manage the vision disorder early. Board certified veterinary ophthalmologists are available to diagnose and treat more complex ophthalmic disorder. And let’s never forget that due to their sharp senses, cat and dogs missing one eye, or that are blind, can have great quality of life as long as they are kept in a protected environment such as a warm and loving home. Dr Marta Sanchez-Emden is the founder of the Animal Health and Rehab Center in South Miami. She has been practicing Veterinary Medicine in Miami for over 20 years. As a Certified Veterinary Journalist, she is the resident veterinarian for various national TV shows. She authored the book “CHIHUAHUAS : How to Be Your Dog’s Best Friend,” available on Amazon. Follow her at youtube.com/ahrcvet, Facebook.com/dr.sanchezemden, Twitter @DrMartavet, and www.animalhealthrehab.com.

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Evolution of Fillers BY JOSE M. SOLER-BAILLO M.D., M.S, BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON, SOUTH MIAMI

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HE TROPE GOES THAT BEAUTY IS ONLY SKIN DEEP. IT follows, then, that a good remedy should only address the necessary depth. It used to be that people had to embrace aging and accept their untimely wrinkly demise. Now, due to the innovation of dermal fillers, many people have been able to prevent the most visible aging effects. As skin ages, collagen fibers and fat are lost within the skin leading to poor elasticity and a wrinkled appearance. However, it is not necessary to suffer anymore; dermal fillers present a great option to address these concerns. I’ll highlight in particular hyaluronic acid fillers here, though many different fillers can be used including animal-derived collagen or even injections of your own fat tissue taken from another area of your body. Doctors have gotten a bit smarter over the years – thank goodness, right? The battle against drooping has been waged since the early 1900s with injections of paraffin wax into the skin, which eventually evolved into silicone injections. The latter can often lead to a marred area followed by death. Naturally, I advise strongly against considering silicone injections. The rest of the nation’s doctors agree, too, as a ban on silicone injections was placed in 1975. Even though dermal fillers are the nonsurgical option, one should always place their health as paramount to any bargain deal they might find. Using products approved for use in the US with trusted manufacturers helps ensure safety. Thankfully, we have new and improved weaponry at our disposal. Most notably, we have hyaluronic acid fillers, made from the same material present all over our bodies and necessary for natural skin and joint health. It may come as a surprise that starting young with dermal fillers is the way to go. Patients as young as their 20s to 30s begin to experience loss of skin elasticity resulting in a tired appearance. Placing dermal filler in the areas of loss can allow a more graceful aging process. In the sensitive tear trough area, a cosmetically elegant formulation of hyaluronic acid such as Restylane Silk is ideal due to the delicate eye area. In sturdier areas such as the cheek or mouth, patients should opt for a more robust formula like Juvéderm Voluma or Restylane Lyft when they notice hollowness, gauntness, or any drooping. The anti-aging effect and increase of volume can be seen for over 2 years! A plump upper lip dominates the market these days among the millennials and middle-aged alike. Regardless of what’s trending, though, only trust your appearance in the hands of a very experienced injector. He or she should have a very thorough understanding of the anatomy of the face and the 3-D orientation of how the dermal filler used will occupy space and be viewed from all angles. I recommend that a patient just beginning to enhance their lip appearance start with a thinner filler such as Restylane Silk. After this treatment has settled and been well tolerated, I would recommend giving Juvéderm Ultra a try for future injections if they want more volume. So, is it possible for fillers to reverse the aging process? The evolution of fillers has spurned the development of new technology to benefit those suffering with loss of skin elasticity and volume. This approach offers a minimally invasive treatment to patients who want to improve their appearance. Although it does not entirely reverse the aging process, it helps lessen its effects and provides months to years of improvement for those irksome skin-deep concerns. An International, multilingual Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jose Soler-Baillo brings to South Florida a refreshing, modern approach to Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Soler-Baillo earned his Medical Degree at the prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, trained in General Surgery at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey, and received extensive training in Plastic Surgery in Miami, New York, and Texas. Dr. Soler-Baillo is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. For more information please visit, resultsmd.com or email info@soler-baillo.com.


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