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1964 was a pivotal year in American history and Lyndon Baines Johnson sat at the center of it all. A master politician with towering ambition and ruthless tactics, the conflicted Texan will do whatever it takes to get the Civil Rights bill passed and secure his re-election. Meanwhile, in faraway Vietnam, a troublesome conflict looms. The winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, this gripping drama captures the critical moment that marked the end of an era and the shift to the political climate of today. The Actors Playhouse; actorsplayhouse.org
HistoryMiami Museum has partnered with the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives at Miami Dade College, and Obsolete Media Miami (O.M.M) to present Memory Lab, a gallery-based “laboratory” for examining the captivating concept of memory. A fascinating experience for all ages, 16 artists/ collectives will use the vast collections from HistoryMiami Museum and the Wolfson Archives as inspiration for the individual art pieces they will exhibit at Memory Lab. HistoryMiami Museum, historymiami.org
Enter the world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE with four of your favorite stories. Mater and the Disney•Pixar’s Cars race across the ice! Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody and the Disney•Pixar Toy Story gang as they race for home. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn true love comes from within. American Airlines Arena; aaarena.com.
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MIAMI BEACH GAY PRIDE FESTIVAL This is the largest LGBT event in Miami and certainly a three-day weekend packed with flashy, bold and spirited events...The Parade is a colossal affair and the crown jewel of the festival, with hundreds of participants and over 35 creative floats showcasing the Spirit of Pride. miamibeachgaypride.com
MEGA EGGA HUNT! ADVENTURE AT JUNGLE ISLAND ARIANA GRANDE
The Doral Bunny is hopping on through for our annual EGGStravaganza! Join us to enjoy carnival rides, egg hunts, fun games and other interactive activities throughout this festive afternoon. Event entrance and egg hunts are free. Food, refreshments, carnival ride wristbands and photos with the Doral Bunny will be for sale at the event. You may also visit Morgan Levy Park between March 7th and April 3rd to purchase the carnival rides wristbands during the pre-sale.
Multi-platinum selling and Grammy Awardnominated artist, Ariana Grande released her mega-anticipated third full-length album, “Dangerous Woman,” in 2016. The album driven by the title track captured No. 1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release. “Dangerous Woman” also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums. American Airlines Arena, 730pm; aaarena.com
Hop over to Jungle Island for the attraction’s annual Mega Egga Hunt! Adventure. As one of Jungle Island’s most anticipated holiday events of the year, the Mega Egga Hunt! Adventure features three days of continuous egg hunts, acres of bounce houses, rides, arts & crafts, music, and special appearances by the Easter bunny. Bring an Easter basket or purchase one at Jungle Island’s gift shop. It is all happening at South Florida’s favorite landmark attraction, home to some of the world’s most rare and fascinating animals. Jungle Island, 10:30am-4pm;jungleisland.com.
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FIU OPERA THEATER PRESENTS THE SECRET MARRIAGE The FIU Opera Theater presents Domenico Cimarosa’s “Il matrimonio segreto” (The Secret Marriage). This delightful opera is credited as experiencing the longest encore in operatic history. It tells the story of a rich merchant who hopes to get his two daughters married into the nobility, not realizing that one of them is already secretly married. It will be presented in the original Italian with English supertitles. fiu.edu/wpac
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MIAMI SEAQUARIUM BUNNY PALOOZA A Hip-hopping Weekend of Egg Hunts, Parades & More! It leaps and bounds above the rest! It’s a floppy-eared phenomenon! It’s an egghunting extravaganza with continuous egg hunts, 5 acres of unlimited adrenaline pumping rides, slides and lots of fun! All included with your one day admission. miamiseaquarium.com
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DOWNTOWN DORAL ART WALK
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Toba Khedoori explores the artist’s nuanced and powerful body of work. Born in Sydney, Australia in 1964, Khedoori has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1990. In recent years, she has transitioned from paper to canvas, producing smaller-scale works that hover between representation and abstraction.. The exhibition is the first major museum presentation of Khedoori’s new paintings and her first survey in fifteen years. Perez Art Museum Miami; pamm.org
Downtown Doral Art Walk is an event designed for local artists, artisans and musicians to bring their best visual art forms and sounds for exhibition and sale. Downtown Doral Park 8395 NW 53rd Street; 3 pm – 8 pm
Bold, visually stunning and highly entertaining, Death and Harry Houdini delivers a roller coaster ride through the life of the legendary Harry Houdini. Death and Harry Houdini is appearing on stage with The House Theatre of Chicago, the great Chicago company that presented the acclaimed plays: The Sparrow and The Magnificents! Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts; arshtcenter.org
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The Florida Department of Health has recognized the City as a 2017 Healthy Weight Community Champion. This recognition was earned by implementing best practices in the community to increase physical activity and improve nutrition. Only 98 communities in the state of Florida received this accolade. By promoting healthy food, beverage and physical activity environments, the City continuously exhibits its commitment to helping Doral children and adults make informed choices for a healthier life. “Encouraging our residents to lead a healthy and active lifestyle has been a priority of mine since the City’s early days when I helped launch the Get Fit Doral program… Now that I’m back, I intend to continue focusing on these type of initiatives while identifying innovative opportunities to keep our community well and thriving,” said Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has been included in GettingSmart.com’s Smart List: “30 School Districts Worth Visiting.” The online information source identifies M-DCPS as one of “30 districts that are changing the trajectory of both education and their communities by working on blended, personalized and competency-based learning.” The District’s use of data to drive minority achievement gains and a unique problem-solving strategy to help challenged schools improve their student performance, the development of the iPrep math model and academies, and high number of choice programs offered were among the criteria cited by GettingSmart.com as leading to the selection of M-DCPS.“The shared vision and life’s work of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools family is to help every child realize their full potential and fulfill their most ambitious dreams,” said Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho. “We are honored to be recognized by GettingSmart.com for our commitment to being at the forefront of 21st Century education as a leader in classroom instruction and innovation.
Miami Dade College West Campus President Roger Ramsammy and School for Advanced Studies (SAS) West Campus Principal Dr. Omar Monteagudo hosted a breakfast for City of Doral officials and School Board Member Susie Castillo in late February to help spread the word about the SAS program. New to Doral this year, the SAS has been recognized by “Newsweek” as the Sixth Best High School in America and in 2017 “Niche” named SAS as the Number 1 high school in South Florida. SAS offers a two year program of Advanced Placement high school classes in the afternoons for 11th grade students with at least a 3.0 unweighted GPA. SAS students take MDC college classes in the morning and 99 percent of the SAS graduates obtain an Associate in Arts degree from Miami Dade College a month before they graduate from high school.
On February 8th, Governor Rick Scott stopped by Government Center while visiting Doral.
The City of Doral Government Center has just been recognized by Building Owners and Managers Association International as the 2016 Outstanding Building of the Year. The Government Center was the winner under the Government Building category.
The next Doral Council meeting will take place on April 12 at 10 am and 6 pm
The 2017 Regional Travel Survey is being conducted in order to understand how Southeast Florida residents travel to work, school, and other locations on a daily basis. The survey is accessible on the Doral city website.
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Pincho Factory is announcing a revamped version of their signature craft brew, 627 Ale. 627 is now locally brewed by MIA Beer Company in Miami and will be offered on tap at all Pincho Factory locations.
“Say Yes to the Prom” arrived in Miami to provide prom dresses, shoes and accessories for nearly 200 underserved and academically highachieving young women, and for the first time ever - young men. Students from Booker T. Washington Senior High, Homestead Senior High and Hialeah Senior High were treated to a day of “shopping” and glam sessions.
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HONOR ROLL Miami-Dade County Public Schools received 42 awards from the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) for the 2016-2017 award cycle. For the sixth year in a row, M-DCPS outperformed all other school districts nationwide.
NEW ADDITION Joanne Li, PhD, has been appointed dean of FIU’s College of Business.mLi comes to FIU after serving as dean and professor of finance at the Raj Soin School of Business at Wright State University
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10 Ways to Green Your Home BY ANDREA CARNEIRO
s the saying goes—it’s not easy being green. Well, not all the time. But it can be easier than you think. These days green products dominate store shelves everywhere from Fresh Market to Target and cities and counties offer homeowners multiple incentives for adding eco-friendly options to their homes. Here are 10 ways to get green today.
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One of the easiest swaps to make are in your home’s light bulbs. In fact, the EPA’s Energy Star says that if every home replaced just one incandescent bulb with an energy-saving bulb we would prevent greenhouse gases equivalent to the emissions of more than 800,000 cars. Energy Star certified bulbs are easily found at most home improvement store and use about 70-90 percent less energy than standard incandescent bulbs. In addition, they produce about 70 percent less heat, making them safer to operate.
Go meatless on Monday. The Meatless Monday movement was founded more than a decade ago and is now active in more than 44 countries. The theory behind it is that going meatless just once a week can not only reduce your risk of chronic preventable conditions like cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity, but also help reduce our carbon footprint and save precious resources like fossil fuels and fresh water. Visit meatlessmonday.com for more information and recipes.
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Take your shoes off. Many people already abide by this simple tip, thinking of it as the equivalent of washing their hands. Aside from the simple idea of not tracking bacteria into your home, removing shoes can help avoid toxins such as herbicides and lead dust from entering. Want some numbers? A study by the University of Arizona collected 421,000 units of bacteria on the outside of the shoe, including E. coli, Klebsiella pneumonia and Serratia ficaria.
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In addition to swapping in water-saving showerheads and low-flow faucet aerators (available for some through the city of Pembroke Pines), there are simple ways to ease your water usage: check faucets and pipes for leaks; insulate your water pipes; take shorter showers; turn off the water while you brush your teeth; plant drought-resistant shrubs and plants; and water your lawn early in the day.
Did you know that keeping your refrigerator in the shade could help it keep cool easier? You can also save energy by avoiding the fridge-graze, peeking inside the fridge can cost more than you think when it comes to your energy bills. It goes without saying that appliances should meet Energy Star standards but you can save energy on the dishwashing side by always running a full load and air-drying dishes at the end of the cycle.
Bring your own bags. Most stores (including Publix and Whole Foods) offer reusable bags to customers, as traditional paper and plastic have been shown to take a big toll on our natural resources. In the same vein, look for ways to eliminate waste even when packing lunches- there are loads of affordable options in BPA-free plastic as well as the ever-popular Bento boxes for kids and adults alike.
Look around; almost everything in your home can be put to good use. Ideas? Try rinsing large plastic containers of sour cream or yogurt after use for storage and travel snacks; toss used coffee grounds over flower beds of acid-craving plants; or place foam packing peanuts in the base of potted plants to help with drainage.
It’s hot in South Florida, but we can still go green when it comes to being cool. Change your air filters regularly to avoid issues and, if possible, switch to a programmable thermostat to help keep energy costs down. Also- make sure equipment is serviced and up to date and set back the thermostat five-to-eight degrees when not at home.
The old faithful of greening, recycling keeps landfills from overflowing, reduces air pollution and conserves the energy it would take to make a new product.
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Toastmasters en español #971: El arte de hablar BY DANIELA GIAMPAPA-BENDAYÁN
ABÍA QUE DORAL, TIERRA QUE COBIJA a americanos e inmigrantes, es una ciudad tan privilegiada que hasta es sede del único club de Toastmaster en español en el estado de Florida? Imagine que usted está en una sala de conferencias en su trabajo y va presentar un proyecto a sus colegas: »» “Hola a todos, bueno, mmm, este speech, aaam, se trata de, I mean, bueno, esteee, tiene que ver con el tema que vinimos a conversar pues, esto, es decir, aaam, (pausa mediana), bueno, estooo, este proyecto es súper nice, (pausa corta), bueno, es cool pues, esteee y se los voy a presentar. Oído al tambor”. Si usted suele expresarse de esta forma cuando habla frente a un público, e incluso en una conversación casual en un pasillo, le exhorto a que continúe leyendo. Este artículo fue escrito para usted, mi querido lector. Aunque, si se considera un excelente orador, también léalo pues seguramente alguien que usted conoce necesita la siguiente información. Hace casi un siglo Ralph Smedley tomó la decisión de dejar su trabajo en el YMCA para dedicarse por completo a un pequeño club que había formado años atrás para enseñar a los hombres de su comunidad diferentes técnicas para hablar y expresarse mejor, planificar, conducir reuniones y trabajar en comités. Así nació Toastmasters International. El buen trabajo que hacía este estadounidense pronto llegó a oídos de otras personas que se interesaron en formar parte del club. Tanto ha sido el éxito que Smedley tuvo con Toastmasters International que actualmente ya hay casi 16 mil clubes que tienen 345 mil miembros distribuidos en 142 países. Una de estas agrupaciones está en Doral. Es el club número 971 pero lo que realmente la hace distintiva es que es el único en español en todo el estado de Florida. Fue fundado en abril del año 2000. Doral también es sede de otro club: Doral Toastmasters # 861, sin embargo, el idioma de este grupo es inglés y el nivel es para Toastmasters avanzados.
¿Qué se hace en este club? Esta organización educativa sin fines de lucro tiene como objetivo principal formar oradores y desarrollar en ellos su capacidad de liderazgo y dominio del escenario público para fortalecer su autoestima y crecimiento personal. No importa cuál sea el discurso, desde el brindis en una boda hasta una presentación de trabajo frente a miles de personas. Hablar es un arte y como artistas de la oratoria, hay que prepararse.
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Con la membresía se entregan dos manuales: Comunicador competente y Las artes del liderazgo. El miembro debe presentar paulatinamente diez discursos, cada uno tiene un objetivo específico. En el primero, que se llama Rompehielos y dura entre cuatro y seis minutos, la persona debe presentarse a sí misma. Los demás discursos duran entre cinco y siete minutos. Es interesante la dinámica del grupo pues los miembros no solo hacen discursos sino, además, desempeñan roles intercambiables. Al frente del club está el presidente, este cargo se rota cada cierto tiempo, en este momento lo desempeña Luis Marín, en cambio, sesión tras sesión, varía quien ejerce de sargento de armas, de toastmaster o maestro de ceremonia, de evaluadores, evaluador general y funcionarios que tienen la importante misión de contar las muletillas, tomar el tiempo, analizar el buen uso de la gramática y contar los votos para escoger el mejor discursante y premiarlo. De igual forma, otra regla que se debe cumplir es hablar únicamente en español, es decir, no se deben pronunciar palabras extranjeras a fin de corregir el spanglish y profundizar en el aprendizaje de quienes no dominan por completo el idioma.
¡Acérquese! Usted puede asistir al club las veces que quiera y sin ser miembro, en este caso solo podrá escuchar discursos y hablar brevemente en los temas de mesa. La ventaja de la afiliación es que tendrá acceso a los manuales, dará discursos, podrá ejercer cargos de funcionario y podrá evaluar y ser evaluado por otros miembros. El aporte económico es prácticamente simbólico. Para alguien que se hace miembro por primera vez debe pagar la membresía por seis meses que cuesta $ 60 ($ 45 para Toastmasters International y $ 15 para el club) más $ 20 por los manuales, es decir, $ 80 en total. La renovación de la afiliación solo cuesta $ 60 que cubren seis meses. Las inscripciones son mensuales. Los encuentros se llevan a cabo el primer y tercer martes de cada mes desde las 7:00 p.m. hasta las 8:30 p.m. en las instalaciones de Doral Park Country Club ubicado en 5001 NW 104th Ave, Doral, FL 33178. Para mayor información puede contactar a Nelly Giribaldi por el (305) 299.0152 o por el correo electrónico firstname.lastname@example.org. También puede visitar la página Web www.toastmasters.org o la página de Facebook Club Toastmasters #971.
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2017 Ask the Expert: Samantha Durso Summer Camp Listings BY ANDREA CARNEIRO
HOOSING A SUMMER CAMP CAN BE TRICKY. BALANCING YOUR CHILD’S interests with safety, friends and geography can make for a tough choice whether it be a specialized program, day camp or sleepaway option. We sat down with Samantha Durso, a camp advisor with Camp Experts & Teen Summers, a free and personalized summer camp and teen program advisory service, to get the lowdown on matching the kid with the camp.
WHAT ARE THE TOP 3 THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN A SUMMER PROGRAM? With so many factors involved it can certainly be an overwhelming process. Making the right choice is so important and many parents end up either sending their child to the camp they went to (and why not, it was the best camp ever!) or to a camp where their friends are going. The biggest factor to think about is, "Is it the right fit for my child?" Things to consider: 1. What is the programming structure and philosophy of the camp? 2. What measures does the camp take to ensure the safety of campers? 3. What is the geographic diversity like? A child from South Florida might feel more comfortable at a camp where they are not the only one from Florida.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR CHILD IS READY TO GO TO A SLEEPAWAY CAMP OR TRAVEL PROGRAM? Finding out the right time to attend sleepaway camp can be tricky. Don't judge entirely on the basis of age. Take cues directly from your child and be sure not to project your own fears on them. Too often, the child is ready but the parent is not. Projecting fear onto your child only cripples their future independence. Some questions to ask yourself: Are they showing interest in going to camp? Have they successfully spent the night away from home? Are they comfortable telling adults about their needs? Are they able to take care of their own hygiene? i.e. Shower?
WHAT IS THE NUMBER ONE QUESTION TO ASK OF A CAMP WHEN YOU'RE COMPARING VARIOUS OPTIONS? What is the camp's philosophy? The camp director will set the tone. It starts from the top down. The philosophy of the director will be the direction of the staff. What is the philosophy on competition, sportsmanship, rules, bunk relationships, etc.? Make sure this matches your parenting style and your child's personality.
WHAT'S NEW ON THE CAMP SCENE THAT WASN'T AROUND (OR POPULAR?) 10 YEARS AGO? Ropes courses, zip lines and rock climbing walls are now very common. Your little ninja warrior in training will have a blast. Waterfront activities have also evolved from just waterskiing and canoeing. You can now find windsurfing, kitesurfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, even some that have lake front "water amusement parks" with slides & trampolines. Exercise rooms with spinning bikes can also be found in some camps. But more importantly, there is a return to the basics. Just about every camp should be unplugged.
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CAMP: ALEXANDER CAMP WEBSITE: alexandermontessori.com HOURS: 9 am to 3:30 pm AGE RANGE: 18 months to 12 years With four locations, these camps are designed to be age-appropriate, allowing themselves to be directed by the energy and interests of the campers. Elementary-age campers can choose between an all-around camp with a variety of activities or a sports track with an assortment of sports in the mornings and a focus on instruction in two sports (choices are soccer, basketball, flag football) in the afternoons. CAMP: BIZNOVATOR CAMP WEBSITE: biznovator.com/camps AGE RANGE: 8-12 (June 4-9); 13-15 (June 12-16); 16-20 (June 18-July 1 & July 9-22) The BizNovator Camp offers hands-on learning, experiences that focus on the creation, evaluation, development, and launch of new businesses or social ventures. Whether it’s a solo-preneur or partnerships, participants are taught and guided through the startup fundamentals of new venture creation. CAMP: CARROLLTON SCHOOL WEBSITE: carrollton.org HOURS: 9 am to 3 pm (extended day available 3 pm to 5 pm) AGE RANGE: Pre-K3 to 9th Grade, depending on camp chosen In the Around the World Camp, campers explore diverse cultures around the world through classes in art, drama, dance, baking, swimming and language. This all-girls camp also offers an Academic SuperCamp, Summer Sports Camp, Mini Movie Makers, Debate Camp, STEM Camp and Coding Camp. CAMP:
CITY TREKKER CAMP AT CORAL GABLES MUSEUM
WEBSITE: coralgablesmuseum.org/learn AGE RANGE: 5-12 Children ages 5-12 explore Coral Gables through a variety of disciplines and take advantage of the cultural destinations and activities offered by The City Beautiful and the Museum. Learn about art, architecture, history and more!
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WEBSITE: crfcenter.org HOURS: 8:30 am to 3 pm AGE RANGE: Toddlers to 5th Grade With more than 15 years under their belt, this program caters to children with developmental disabilities, providing a warm, friendly and structured environment that included both academic and non-academic options. From cooking to music and movement, water play and weekly themes, the camp allows children to engage in exciting activities and strengthen social skills. CAMP: DISCOVERY LAB STEAM CAMP HOURS: 9 am - 12:30 pm AGE RANGE: 4-9 Let your child explore everything from force and motion to slimey, popping, fizzing matter at this Palmetto Bay science camp that makes learning fun. CAMP: FIRST GIRLS CAMP HOURS: 9 am to 3 pm AGE RANGE: 4 to 10 First Girls Club, Inc. camp provides girls with exciting and innovative activities in the following areas: Arts and Crafts, Dance, and Reading. Our camp also offers weekly field trips, cooking, and etiquette among many other unique activities. At FGC, girls develop character and build lifetime friendships. CAMP: FUNCAMPS WEBSITE: funcamps.com HOURS: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm AGE RANGE: 5 to 14 With two locations (Pinecrest Community Center and University of Miami) and six camp options (Space and Science, Drama, Dinosaurs, Magic, Video Gaming and Robotics), these camps offer a full day of fun that includes swimming or water play, special shows and outdoor fun in addition to specialty activities tailored to each camp theme. CAMP:
GULLIVER SUMMER ATHLETIC CAMPS
WEBSITE: gulliverschools.org AGE RANGE: Grades 1 and up These weekly, full-day camps include: Basketball, Flag Football, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Water Polo, Lacrosse, and Baseball. Afternoon combinations with all morning programs are available at an additional charge and include transportation to the Prep and lunch.
2017 CAMP: HOLY ROSARY-ST. RICHARD WEBSITE: hrsrschool.org HOURS: 7 am to 6 pm AGE RANGE: PreK to 8th Grade Two locations (one on 152nd and one on Franjo Road) offer nine- and seven-week options for students in PreK through 8th grade. Days are spent in everything from morning prayer to sports, language Arts, cooking, dance and field trips with “friends and family” discounts available. CAMP: LEAP SOUTH FLORIDA WEBSITE: LEAPSouthFL.com HOURS: Half Day: 9 am-12 pm or 12 pm- 3 pm; Full Day: 9 am- 3 pm As a leading sport program dedicated to the total development and inclusion of special needs individuals in Miami, this camp provides Learning Enriched Athletic Programs that are designed to promote fun and exercise in which special needs and typical functioning athletes can learn and develop their athletic skills. The coaching staff is highly trained to work with special needs individuals and create programs that everyone can enjoy while maintaining a 5:1 athlete to coach ratio. CAMP:
MIAMI CHILDREN’S MUSEUM EXPLORERS SUMMER CAMP
WEBSITE: miamichildrensmuseum.org HOURS: 9 am to 3 pm AGE RANGE: 4 to 10 The camp uses eight areas to teach children about different aspects of life around the globe: food, world crafts and art, music, dance and performance, language, literacy, geography, and games and sports. Each week campers will discover a new sport and explore the countries where it is most popular. Campers will work closely with a sports coach, a visual artist and the museum’s team of professional actors, the MCM Players. CAMP:
MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SUMMER CAMPS
WEBSITE: miamidade.gov/summercamps DATES: June 12- August 11 HOURS: varies AGE RANGE: 6-18 Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camp programs lets kids, 18 and under, discover their dreams – no matter how bold they may be! Whether they have an interest in nature or a talent for the arts, or prefer to test their golf skills there is something for everyone. Make this summer the one they never forget – register today! For more information, visit miamidade.gov/summercamps or call 786.315.5410.
MIAMI DANCE PROJECT CAMP: WEBSITE: miamidanceproject.com HOURS: 9 am- 4 pm AGE RANGE: 3-15 years Don’t miss out on this amazing camp. With more than 15 years experience, and known for producing dancers that have been showcased on “You Think you Can Dance,” Miami Dance Project offers a fun filled camp with first class, trend setting instruction in Hip-Hop. Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, Musical Theater, Field Trips, Water Slides, Performances, Themed Sessions and more.
CAMP: MINI-CANES SPORTS CAMP WEBSITE: miami.edu HOURS: 9 am to 4 pm AGE RANGE: 6 to 12 Campers play a variety of sports during four twoweek sessions. In addition to the “Sport of the Week,” and special events, campers can swim and take part in indoor games and activities. Educational emphasis is placed on developing a lifestyle with health, fitness and safety in mind. CAMP:
MUSICIANS DISCOUNT SUMMER MUSIC LESSIONS & CLASSES
WEBSITE: musiciansdiscountcenter.net AGE RANGE: All levels Instrumental and vocal teachers provide instruction in theory, technique, and performance of many different genres. CAMP:
PALMER TRINITY SUMMER EXPERIENCE
WEBSITE: palmertrinity.org HOURS: 9 am to Noon or 4 pm (drop off and pick up from the hours of 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m) AGE RANGE: 2nd Grade to 12th Grade Summer Experience offers camps for athletics, arts, academics and enrichment. Athletics includes an all- sports camp, a cheer camp and football camps. Academic camps include ones for programming, science and math. Arts includes photography and orchestra camps, while enrichment has workshops on topics like organization and college essays. CAMP: PALMETTO GOLF CAMP WEBSITE: golfpalmetto.com HOURS: 9 am to 12:30 pm or 3 pm Starting with basics (think golf course orientation, rules and etiquette) this camp allows campers to become well acquainted with the world of golf. The curriculum covers full swings with video analysis, short game, mini golf and putting. CAMP: PINEVIEW PRESCHOOL WEBSITE: pineviewpreschools.com HOURS: 7 am to 6 pm AGE RANGE; 12 months to 5 years Pineview schools offer a summer camp program during June and July, for both toddlers and preschoolers. The Early Childhood Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) curriculum is intended to engage children in experiences that foster the development of the 21st century skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. The camp provides fun, creative daily activities and experiences in a safe environment with a professional and caring staff.
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PURE DANCE @ PINECREST COMMUNITY CENTER
WEBSITE: pinecrestdanceproject.com Hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Age range: 5 to 15 Dance the summer away at Pure Dance Camp! This camp allows young dancers to experience ballet, flamenco, jazz, tap, salsa, hip hop, samba and elegant ballroom styles. It also offers instruction to campers in the associated art forms of makeup, scene painting and costume design. CAMP: RANSOM EVERGLADES WEBSITE: ransomeverglades.org HOURS: 9 am to 4 pm AGE RANGE: 4 to 12 This general day camp is organized to give each camper opportunities for individual growth, forming new friendships, developing teamwork and learning new skills. Activities include swimming, archery and tennis. Located on Biscayne Bay, the camp has its own waterfront facility for sailing and canoeing.
CAMP: ROIG ACADEMY WEBSITE: roigacademy.com HOURS: 9 am to Noon or 3 pm, with before and after care available (Camp Roig); 9 am to 2 pm (Summer Academic Enrichment); 9 am to 12:30 pm (Fast ForWord) AGE RANGE: Pre-K2 to 6th Grade, depending on camp chosen Camp Roig provides preschoolers with a fun learning curriculum that incorporates pre-reading, premath, fine-motor, gross-motor, sensory-related and story-related activities. The thematicallyinspired program includes water days, computers, cooking and field trips. The Summer Academic Enrichment and Fast ForWord programs for older kids also encourages academic growth through the summertime.
CAMP: SKC MIAMI WEBSITE: skcmiami.com HOURS: 7:30 am - 6 pm AGE RANGE: 5-12 KC's now famous Super Kid Summer Camp has the best coaches and activities a parent and child can ask for. SKC offers fun activities throughout the day like dance competitions, acting, karate, brain games, Lego build-offs, minecraft video games, sports, karaoke and a number of kid-fun activities for your child to choose from.
CAMP: SAME TAG TV WEBSITE: sametagtv.com AGE RANGE: All Come spend the summer at Same Tag and learn about acting. Your child will learn about performance technique and production. Camp will also help students get ready for actual auditions by the time summer is over.
CAMP: ST. THOMAS WEBSITE: stepsmia.org Hours: 9 am - 3 pm or 9 am - noon AGE RANGE: Jr. PreK - 5th grade At St. Thomas's Summer Quest, students of all ages get into the spirit by probing, investigating, and discovering. The beautiful campus provides the perfect setting for a wide variety of enriching programs ranging from sports, to academics to the arts. With Quest Summer Camp, children embark on a new adventure everyday!
ST. BRENDAN HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER ENRICHMENT
WEBSITE: stbrendanhigh.org SBHS offers enrichment courses during the summer to its students. In addition, Math & English summer workshops are offered to incoming freshmen.
STARS ON THE RISE BASKETBALL CAMP
WEBSITE: starsontherisebasketballcamp.com HOURS: 8 am to 3 pm AGE RANGE: 5 to 14 The Stars on the Rise Camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of basketball in a fun and positive atmosphere. The children have fun learning the game during fast paced weeks of physical exercise including running, jumping and playing while they develop individual basketball skills and work together in an atmosphere of communication, cooperation and teamwork. The camp is designed to help players of all skill levels and abilities. CAMP:
STARS ON THE RISE SUMMER CAMP
WEBSITE: starsontherisecamp.com HOURS: 8 am to 3 pm Stars on the Rise's professionally trained and experienced staff utilizes group instruction and positive reinforcement for skill acquisition. Campers will experience a well balanced, diverse sports and camp program that encourages interaction with others and allows for the mastery of new skills. Each camper will be afforded the opportunity to learn at their own pace and develop friendships that continue year after year.
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2017 CAMP: THE ART SHACK WEBSITE: theartshackmiami.com/summer-camp HOURS: Morning 9:30 am-12:30 pm / Afternoon: 1:30 pm- 4:30 pm AGE RANGE: 5 to 12 Choose the week you would like, they all have different activities that campers love. Highly personalized, with a ratio of one coordinator for every five campers, students create and learn about different fun themes, and are always ready to explore new materials. With a maximum of 16 campers, groups are just the right size to create an exceptional experience. CAMP: THE BALLET SPACE WEBSITE: theballetspace.com HOURS: 10 am - 3 pm The Ballet Space’s Ballet Xtreme week invites all intermediate and advanced level dancers to spend the day perfecting their ballet technique, pointe variations and stretch and strengthening as well as learning music theory, dance history, pilates, modern dance and more.
CAMP: TEMPLE BET SHIRA CAMP GILAH WEBSITE: betshira.org HOURS: 9 am to 12:30 pm or 3:30 pm AGE RANGE: 18 months to 2nd Grade Summer days at this camp are filled with various exciting activities such as arts and crafts, music, creative movement, sports, games, cooking, drama and much more. Other exciting activities include dress up days, amusement rides and special guests. CAMP: YMCA WEBSITE: ymcasouthflorida.org HOURS: Varied AGE RANGE: Varied The Y believe all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Summer Camp at the Y provides children with supervised activities that cultivate values, develop skills and nurture relationships. Options include day camp, teen camp, aquatics and more.
CAMP: ZANIAC WEBSITE: zaniaclearning.com/southmiami HOURS: Full Day Session 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Morning Session 9:00 am - Noon Afternoon Session 1:00 pm- 4:00 pm AGE RANGE K - 8th grade Zaniac Camps are the perfect combination of learning and fun, featuring many engaging programs that nurture your K-8 child’s love of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). From Zane Math, Computer Programming, Minecraft, Robotics, 3D Printing and Fashion Design to Tinkering and more, your child will be inspired and have fun. Who says you can’t learn while you play?
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If you are tired of hearing, “I’m bored” then make Miami-Dade Parks a part of your child’s summer plans. With the assortment of activities from arts to sports to sleep away, parents can make this summer and unforgettable one. An easy way to make sure your child has a rich, fulfilling and memorable summer break is to plan ahead. Sitting down with your child and asking them what interests them or what they would like to try for the first time gets them involved in the planning process and helps point you towards a program that satisfies their curiosity. Does your child need to blow off some extra energy, or do they prefer to step onto the stage? Whatever their tastes it’s important to have the conversation now rather than later. While there is no question the school year is jam-packed with homework, afterschool activities and deadlines, it’s important to use the time off from school to not only take a break from assignments, but to give the time off purpose. Putting your child into a fun, educational or creative program will help develop healthy emotional and social skills that will help them grow into strong, considerate and competent adults. Learn how a Miami-Dade Parks Summer Camp program can give your child a summer they won’t ever forget! For more information, visit miamidade.gov/summercamps or call 786.315.5410.
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OR MANY ORTHODONTIC PATIENTS, THE END of treatment means more than just a new and improved smile, it means closing the chapter on regular office visits. At our Orthodontic Centers the doctors at the heart of the family-oriented practice say the relationship doesn’t end when the braces come off. “Our patients love to come to our office to share the latest accomplishments in their lives,” says Dr. Mayling Molina. “Many patients continue to visit our office long after we have completed their orthodontic treatment, just to say hi and spend some time with us.” And that’s not by accident. The practice, made up of Drs. Molina, Gallo and Feo, takes a patient-centric approach to every aspect of care… starting the moment patients enter the office. “As a family-oriented practice, we offer a warm, fun, and relaxing environment, where everyone feels welcome and at home,” says Dr. Gallo, a father of two (and husband to Dr. Molina). That means a relaxing aquatic theme with marine and sea-life paintings and a live saltwater aquarium to entertain (and calm) patients. “This is a happy
office, filled with a lot of laughter and an abundance of smiles.” In addition to the doctors’ commitment to personalized care, the entire Doral and Miami Center for Orthodontics’ team brings a passion for, and love of, creating beautiful smiles to each and every visitor. From first greeting to appointment scheduling, the bilingual team puts patient needs and concerns at the forefront and takes pride in creating and staying true to office policies that benefit the patient. “Our first priority is the patient,” says Dr. Molina. “We have late evening appointments, we are open on Saturdays and we are available for emergencies after business hours and on weekends.” The office also provides flexible and affordable payment plans to accommodate all who desire a beautiful smile and stays conscious of
time constraints, offering onsite digital panoramic and cephalometric X-ray machines and an iTero intraoral digital scanner. “Our state-of-the-art technology offers multiple benefits to our patients, including faster, more accurate diagnoses and faster, more comfortable treatment,” says Dr. Gallo. “Our goal is to provide our patients with the best in technology for their comfort and well-being.” The Doral Center for Orthodontics is located at 10830 NW 58th St., Doral, FL (in the Sedano’s Shopping Center). The office can be reached at 786-845-0800. The Miami Center for Orthodontics is located at 14660 SW 16th St., Miami, FL (in the Publix Shopping Center). The office can be reached 305-223-0110. You can also learn more online at www. doralbraces.com.
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ARA LA MAYORÍA DE LOS PACIENTES DE Ortondoncia, terminar su tratamiento es mas que haber obtenido la mas deseada sonrisa. Para ellos significa cerrar un capitulo de visitas mensuales. Sin embargo,” en nuestros Centros de Ortodoncia los pacientes se sienten tan en familia que continúan visitándonos después de haber terminado con su tratamiento,” comenta Dr. Molina. La razón principal es que los doctores y su equipo son bondadosos, dedicados y amistosos. La relación con sus pacientes no concluye en el momento de terminar con su tratamiento, es mas, muchos de sus pacientes se convierten en sus amigos personales. “A nuestros pacientes les encanta pasar por la oficina para compartir sus mas recientes metas cumplidas con nosotros,” comenta Dr. Molina. Esto no es por casualidad. La practica, dirigida por los doctores Molina, Gallo y Feo, se enfoca en el cuidado individual de cada paciente. “Al ser una practica orientada en los valores de la familia, ofrecemos un ambiente calido, divertido, y relajado, donde todos se sienten bienvenidos y como en casa,” comenta Dr. Gallo, padre de dos niños (y esposo de Dr. Molina).
Ambas oficinas poseen el sentir relajante de estar en el mar; hermosas decoraciones acuaticas mostrando la vida maritima, y una bella pecera de agua salada con el fin de entretener y calmar nuestros pacientes. “Esta es una oficina alegre, llena de felicidad y muchas sonrisas. Adicional al cuidado personalizado que los doctores ofrecen a sus pacientes, todo el equipo de trabajo de los Centros de Ortodoncia, brindan pasion, amor y dedicacion en la creacion de cada sonrisa. Desde el primer saludo al hacer su cita inicial, nuestro equipo bilingue tiene como prioridad las necesidades y preocupaciones del paciente, acatandose a las reglas de la oficina para el beneficio del mismo. “Nuestra prioridad es el paciente,” comenta Dr. Molina. “Tenemos citas disponibles hasta las 7 de la noche, estamos abiertos los sábados y estamos disponibles para emergencias después de las horas de oficina y los fines de semana”. dice Dr. Molina, Además, “las oficinas ofrecen planes de pagos flexibles y asequibles para dar cabida a todos los que desean una
hermosa sonrisa.” Algo muy importante, ellos se mantienen conscientes de las limitaciones de tiempo, ofreciéndoles rayos X digitales y un escáner digital intraoral iTero. “Nuestra tecnología de última generación ofrece múltiples beneficios a nuestros pacientes, incluyendo diagnósticos más rápidos y precisos y un tratamiento más rápido y más cómodo”, dice el Dr. Gallo. “Nuestro objetivo es proporcionar a nuestros pacientes con lo mejor en tecnología para su comodidad y bienestar.” El Doral Center for Orthodontics está ubicado en 10830 NW 58th St., Doral, FL (en el Centro Comercial Sedano). Puede contactarlos en el 786-845-0800. El Miami Center for Orthodontics está ubicado en 14660 SW 16th St., Miami, FL (en el Centro Comercial Publix). Puede contactarlos en el siguiente numero de telefono 305-223-0110. También puede obtener más información en línea en www.doralbraces.com.
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OING FROM BEING AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT TO BEING IN middle school can seem scary, but in reality there is almost no difference at all. The only major differences are a bell schedule, multiple teachers, and a new campus. Here are some tips for surviving your three years in middle school: »» See if any of your elementary school friends are going to your school so you can start off the year with a friendly face. This will help you get used to your new environment, and this way you can have someone to sit with at lunch. »» Make sure you know your schedule. If you have it printed out and memorize it, you’ll always know which classes or lunch period you have. A friend of mine went to the wrong lunch and ended up being a half hour late to her class! »» Get to know your way around Knowing where your classes are, especially if you are at a large school, can be a big help, especially since you only have a few minutes to get to them. »» Try to branch out and make
friends in all of your classes. This will be a big help if you miss class and need homework, and class will definitely be more fun with a friend. »» Learn to be organized, so that you never forget homework, can have good notes to study, and can ace binder checks. »» Get to know your teachers. If you are comfortable with them, and know what kind of work they expect, you’ll be able to always do your assignments correctly. »» Beware of group projects. There are two types of people you could get in your group: people who will work, or slackers. Make sure that if you get an unmotivated member, you don’t let yourself do all the work. »» Don’t procrastinate. Even though it may seem easier, the work will catch up to you later. »» It’s better to be over-prepared than underprepared for a test. It depends on the teacher, but in most cases, tests are a pretty big deal, and you’ll want to know you studied as much as you could before you take a test. »» Be careful not to get swept up in popularity contests. In middle school, there are many social cliques, and if you let it get to your head, you’ll be just like any other kid who only wants to be popular and doesn’t care about anything else. As long as you are happy, that’s what’s important. »» Don’t submit to peer pressure. It’s important to make friends, but you should draw the line if anyone is trying to force you into anything, such as skipping school. »» Follow the school dress code and rules. You can express yourself by wearing necklaces, shoes or different hairstyles while staying within the dress code. You should also follow rules and behave so that you don’t get a referral, since those go on your student record. In conclusion, it is important to be studious, pay attention in class, and behave in school, but you should also be sure to leave time for yourself to make sure you have the best experience in middle school.
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STE CLUB EXISTE DESDE ANTES DE QUE DORAL se proclamara como ciudad, solo que tenía otro nombre, Doral Falcons, y se desarrollaba en otros lugares como el colegio John I. Smith K-8 Center, Doral Isles y el antiguo parque JC Bermúdez, ahora Doral Central Park. Luego, Beymar Piraquive, con el apoyo de Marcelo Landau, formaron oficialmente Doral Soccer Club en Morgan Levy Park cuando Doral se convirtió en ciudad. “Desde hace casi 14 años trabajamos directamente con la ciudad, comenzamos con la gerencia de JC Bermúdez, Sandra Ruíz, Pete Cabrera, Mike Di Pietro y Robert Van Name. Con ellos se comenzó el programa de soccer autorizados bajo un contrato que se renueva cada 5 años por licitación. En este momento tenemos la renovación de la licencia tanto para campamentos como para el programa de soccer”, especifica Beymar, director de Doral Soccer Club, quien en su natal Colombia, ha tenido una amplia trayectoria como jugador en el mundo del soccer.
Spring Break Camp Muchos niños esperan con ansias el receso escolar que les ofrece la primavera, unos se dedican ámbito cultural y artístico, otros al musical y otros al deportivo. Para esta categoría, Doral Soccer Club ofrecerá un campamento especial desde el 10 hasta el 14 de abril, desde las 8:30 de la mañana hasta las 3:30 de la tarde en las instalaciones del Morgan Levy Park. El pago de la inscripción es de $ 35 mientras que el pago del campamento es de $ 145 para residentes y $ 174 para no residentes. Será una semana llena de diversión en la que los chicos se mantendrán activos.
Summer Camp Cuando la primavera le de paso al verano, llegará el tan esperado campamento anual de vacaciones para niños y niñas desde 6 hasta 18 años desde las 8:30 de la mañana hasta las 5:00 de la tarde. Tendrá lugar en el nuevo Doral Legacy Park que se inaugurará en el verano. El objetivo es llevar este campamento a un nivel competitivo de mayor envergadura. Por eso los niños van a entrenar con un profesor que Doral Soccer Club va a traer directamente desde
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Italia gracias a una sociedad que se llevó a cabo con una liga italiana para trabajar únicamente durante una semana del campamento. La corporación con la que se hizo la alianza tiene acceso a los profesores de clubes como Paris Saint-Germain F.C., AC Milan y Juventus. Será del 26 al 30 de junio. “Queremos que durante ese tiempo los niños mejoren su habilidad en el soccer, que les guste más y haya mucha competencia”, explica Beymar Piraquive. Por su parte, en las otras 10 semanas que dura el campamento, las mañanas estarán dedicadas por completo al soccer, sin embargo, por las tardes, en vista de que asisten muchos niños que a veces no están del todo interesados en soccer, habrá actividades adicionales para ellos, a los más pequeñitos se les llevará al patio de juegos (playground) y para quieren no quieran jugar soccer podrán acceder a las canchas de básquetbol o a las de tenis, podrán ver películas, entre otras opciones. Un día a la semana habrá un paseo especial con actividades muy divertidas como jugar bolos, ir al cine, a la piscina, a parques de agua, en fin, entretenimiento sano y propio del verano. Doral Soccer Club es una organización que busca
incluir a todos por igual, por eso es que muchas veces han tenido niños con necesidades especiales a quienes les han abierto las puertas con mucho cariño y los han involucrado. Estos chicos hacen las actividades que puedan realizar. “Tenemos muchos voluntarios que participan en este campamento. Los profesores tienen licencias, cursos de primeros auxilios, certificaciones de CPR, es decir, están altamente preparados para afrontar cualquier escenario”, especifica Beymar. El costo semanal para el summer camp es de $ 145 y el pago para la inscripción es de $ 35. Incluye dos camisetas. En la página Web www.doralsoccerclub.com puede encontrar la información para la inscripción. Debe descargar la planilla de registro, imprimirla, llenarla y llevarla directamente al Morgan Levy Park. Esa misma planilla también está disponible en la oficina administrativa del parque. Luego debe realizar el pago directa y exclusivamente en este recinto. El summer camp incluye el almuerzo y la merienda. No incluye el desayuno. Para este año se está haciendo todo lo posible para que la comida sea caliente. Es proporcionada por la ciudad, lo que quiere decir que se ciñe a un programa del estado que envía estos almuerzos, como los de las escuelas.
South Florida Youth Soccer Association (SFUYSA) Doral Soccer Club participa en la mejor liga de soccer del sur de Florida, la South Florida Youth Soccer Association (SFUYSA). Año tras año han ido mejorando y creciendo. Hoy en día hay 22 equipos competitivos donde se han convertido en el club a vencer debido a la gran preparación que les dan a sus jugadores. “Aquí se demuestra realmente el trabajo que hacemos junto a los profesores. Este año siete equipos quedaron entre la primera y segunda clasificación, es decir, campeones y finalistas de esta liga. Es un trabajo de hormiguita que se ha venido haciendo consecutivamente. Los otros clubes entrenan y se preparan para competir contra nosotros. Estamos es un muy buen ranking. Esto ha logrado que la ciudad de Doral sea reconocida por muchas personas. Hemos ido a torneos en Las Vegas, en mayo iremos a otro en Disney y también a Naples”.
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FIU FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM BACKGROUND:
Having emigrated from Cuba at the age of 10, Juan Enjamio knows firsthand what it means to be a first-generation college graduate. Enjamio went on to graduate from the University Miami School of Law and now acts as Managing Partner at Hunton & Williams’ Miami office, but he has never forgotten the importance his own parents placed on higher education and the support he received from early mentors. To that end it was a natural fit for Enjamio to lead his firm to the First Generation Scholarship Program, an initiative created FIU College of Law Dean Alex Acosta . “I was fortunate to have been mentored early in my career by great lawyers who instilled in me the understanding that a law license included the responsibility to use our talents and opportunities to help others,” says Enjamio. “I have been blessed with opportunities that others, who are very talented, have not experienced. I feel an obligation to help them.”
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The scholarship acts as financial aid for first-generation students, regardless of race or social background, with firms donating half or full tuition for a single student and FIU matching. The program has raised more than $400,000 and brought more than 20 firms on board since its inception. “For a few years I have contributed personally to the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholarship, a scholarship at the University of Florida that helps first generation college students,” says Enjamio. “Through the scholarship, hundreds of very talented young people, who would otherwise not have been able to go to college, have fulfilled their dreams of a college education. When I learned that Dean Acosta had instituted a similar program at the FIU Law School, I made sure our firm became an early sponsor.”
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Enjamio says the scholarship benefits not just the students, but the South Florida community; helping to foster a diverse legal community and keeping local talent within our borders. “[These scholarships] improve our community and our profession,” says Enjamio. “These students are likely to remain in South Florida. They enrich our community with the diversity of their talents. We are a poorer community if we don’t help foster the talents of these young people.” Of course, Enjamio admits, there is also the added benefit of seeing such students realize their own talents and potential. “I remember speaking with sons and daughters of immigrants who never thought attending college (much less law school) was feasible. Today they are professionals. Their gratitude is immense.”
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As the scholarship continues to grow ( funded by international and local law firms, long-time FIU Law supporters, faculty, and alumni), Enjamio say he hopes other colleges take note. “I hope that other institutions follow this example, and that many other individuals and firms contribute to these programs,” he says. “It is to our community’s collective benefit.”
There are many talented young people in our community who just need help to allow them to flourish, both financial help and mentoring.”
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Avocado: Avocados, 70 percent to 80 percent water, are moderately alkaline. The fats in avocado are known to reduce cholesterol levels and are also cytoprotective. The oils in avocado improve the absorption of antioxidants. The carotenoids and phytosterols in avocado provide anti-inflammatory benefits.
Cucumber: One of the most alkaline vegetables. Cucumbers contain silica, a trace mineral that contributes to the strength of connective tissue, which prevents skin sagging, and fights cellulite. Cucumber skin is a good source of vitamins A, C and folic acid. Eating a three-ounce cucumber is almost like drinking three ounces of water because the water content in a cucumber is about 96 percent.
Citrus: Lemons and limes are the most alkalineforming citrus fruits. All citrus contain high levels of antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, folate and potassium. Most citrus fruits are about 87 percent water. Vitamin C removes free radicals from the cell structures composed primarily of water and from areas containing body fluids. Folate reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. Potassium helps move nutrients into cells.
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Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, cherries, and pomegranates (about 80 to 92 percent water content) contain high levels of polyphenols and offer positive and preventive effects on cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke and inflammation. Most berries are moderately acidic, but contain strong anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids, a kind of polyphenol found in berries, help regulate nitric oxide, a free radical that regulates blood flow, and protects against blood clots and oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Systemically, flavonoids have shown to lower blood pressure. The strongest polyphenol is ellagic acid, with high levels found in raspberries, strawberries and pomegranates.
Red wine: Resveratrol, an ingredient in red wine, has been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease and is a sirtuin (anti-aging) stimulator. Early studies show that red wineâ€™s properties may help prevent cancer in both chemically and UVB-induced skin cancer. Howard Murad, M.D., F.A.A.D., is recognized as a leading visionary for his scientific innovations, total body approach to youth building and overall wellness. His mission and passion is to help people unlock their potential to look younger, to feel younger and to live healthier, happier and more rewarding lives.
Broccoli: Broccoli, 91 percent water, is full of isothiocyanates, sulfur-containing phytochemicals, and is highly alkaline. Known for their anti-carcinogenic
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THE LOST ART OF ELEGANT CLOTHING: THE SEVEN FOLD TIE
T THE END OF WORLD WAR I, ITALIANS FACED harsh times. It wasn’t easy living in a place with great art and deep history, yet also misery and suffering as never seen before. At the same time, many retained their hopes and dreams. This is the backdrop of a story about a 12-year-old child from Castelnuovo di Conza, who dropped out of school and chased the dream of becoming a tailor: eventually launching the Anel Sartoria brand. In Napoli, the young tailor worked under the umbrella of maestro Conte, learning not just the technical aspects of the trade, but also the fine art, the fantasy and style of tailoring that have made Neapolitan tailors famous all over the world. At 19, he made his second dream happen: designing his first men’s suit. Days, weeks and months of hard work finally paid off when he was chosen to help maestro Picci, which allowed him to move and set his studio at Galeria Umberto I, the “salotto” of Napoli. Just after turning 22, and with a bag full of dreams, this well seasoned tailor decided it was time to make the move and try his luck in South America. Despite years of success there, the call of Napoli was too strong to ignore. Answering this pull, he returned to establish a sartoria in Napoli. But this time it was a labor of love built with his family, including his sonin-law, who is leading Añel into the new millennium. Almost a century has passed but the legend lives on via the Añel Sartoria name. This tailor’s family, rich in history and filled with passion, keeps on showing the world the art of fine Italian clothing, upholding the same tradition, magic and elegance that young tailor always instilled in this work.
The Seven Fold Tie At first consideration, a tie can appear to be the greatest of foppish extravagances - a brightly colored length of silk painstakingly knotted around a gentleman’s throat. Yet this simple affectation is often the final touch to a well-constructed presentation, creating a flattering, vertical line that both slims and lengthens the wearer’s body, while creating an accent point for the entire assembly. So it stands to reason that the well-dressed gentleman would be as particular about his ties as he is about his suits, shirting and other accessories. The Seven Fold Tie is the finest interpretation of the tie maker’s craft. From the way it perfectly holds a knot to the way it flows down the shirtfront, its flawless fall is the error-free mark of the best dressed. Not only does the Seven Fold require silk of an incomparable quality but the cut must be generous enough to afford sufficient material for this unique creation. Folded over itself four times on one border and three on the other (hence the seven in Seven Fold) before being sewn, the
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Seven Fold Tie transforms a simple bundle of silk into a bold and expressive, yet airy and weightless, expression of the tailor’s craft. Visit our flagship store at 295 Sevilla Avenue in Coral Gables, or enjoy a gracious Italian tradition and have our tailors visit your office at your convenience. Contact Añel Sartoria at 305.448.5053, online anelsartoria.com or via email info@ anelsartoria.com.
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