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EVENTS CALENDAR 4 June 2017 COMMUNITY CALL 6 News From Our Community 8 Around the County COMMUNITY CALL 10 Pet Adoption and Protection Center: Primer aniversario en Doral THE PHILANTHROPIST 12 Chad Bernstein: The Music Man IT’S THEIR BUSINESS 14 Kendall Regional Welcomes New CEO, Embarks on $90 Million Renovation HAPPY FATHER'S DAY 18 The Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide

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ANNIVERSARY 20 U.S. Century Bank – The Only Bank with Headquarters in Doral PARKS 22 Traffic Park en Doral: Su voto hará la diferencia 24 MAU Park: Pronto en Doral THE FLORIDA VILLAGER LISTINGS 26 Restaurants WORLD CAUSES 28 Programa de Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela (PAHPV) PET OF THE MONTH 29 Meet Cosmo & Oakley BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT 30 La ingeniería tras la Sonrisa Perfecta SEEN ON SCENE 32 The Bank of America Charitable Foundation

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Downtown Coral Gables will showcase its best bites and sips during the tenth annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week. The tenth annual Coral Gables Restaurant Week will occur from June 5th to June 25th. Over 40 restaurants in Downtown Coral Gables will have exclusive prix-fixe menus. Price varies per restaurant. 220 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. restaurantweek.shopcoralgables.com

The Adrienne Arsht Center will present the South Florida premiere of Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert as part of The Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The concert will feature a live symphony orchestra performing to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score at the Knight Concert Hall at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. arshtcenter.org.

Erika De La Vega returns with "You do not know who I am" to Miami for an extra special presentation at the Paseo de las Artes. "You do not know who I am" is a one-man comedy where Erika de La Vega takes you through the limited territories of the male mind, explains why it costs so much men to renew their underwear, revive the juggling that women do In the public restrooms and walks you through those wonderful moments that make being a woman a (punishment) prize. 9 pm - 11 pm

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Dino Island is returning to Miami Children’s Museum on June 17th and it’s unlike anything you have seen before! At Dino Island robotic dinosaurs come to life to create a magical adventure for the entire family. Attend a Cretaceous Reunion in T-Rex’s Dinersaurus, play in a giant dinosaur nest with Mamasaurus’s babies, and ask questions from a creature who lived even before the time of the dinosaurs! Through guided tours, theater shows, and self-directed play, children will learn about ancestry, adaptation, extinction, evolution, and other unforgettable science! Dino Island was designed and fabricated by the Miami Children’s Museum. miamichildrensmuseum.org.

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ANDRES LOPEZ Colombian Andres Lopez is one of Latin America’s most popular and respected stand-up comedians, having performed in over 15 countries around the world. He was recently featured as a main voice in the Spanish version of the movie “The Secret Life of Pets”. “La Pelota De Letras Renovada” (Ball of letters): the ball that has ‘rolled’ through thousands of shows in many countries around the world, arrives renewed. With his special way of telling stories, Andrés López makes ‘La Pelota de Letras’ a show in which he describes in detail the changes of each generation of the 20th and 21st centuries. The Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater. fillmoremb.com.

Join us to celebrate Father’s Day with live musical performances from Miami-based classic rock cover bands FOUR PLAY and SOUTH 58. FOUR PLAY’s contagious style of music, hits from the 60s to now, will transmit raw energy to those in audience and SOUTH 58 will bring a touch of rock that will make you relive the successes of classical and modern rock. 5:00pm-7:00pm at Downtown Doral Park, 8395 NW 53rd St • FREE ADMISSION

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The Queen of Motown comes to the Arsht Center! GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award-winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and lead singer for The Supremes, Diana Ross’ famed and remarkable career includes hit singles such as “Endless Love,” “I’m Coming Out,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and “Stop! In the Name of Love.” She is one of the most iconic female singers of all time and was named “Female Entertainer of the Century” by Billboard magazine. Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, 7:30 pm; arshtcenter.org.

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One of the most important cuban singers with his big band with special guest celebrating Father’s Day and his new album Sigo Pa’ Lante. Miami Dade County Auditorium. miamidadecountyauditorium.org.

Celebrate Father’s Day at CityPlace Doral and see a showcase of cars- from Super Cars, Hot Rids, Muscle, Race, Exotic, Vintage, Electric, and more. Enjoy shopping, dining and entertainment specials. CityPlace Doral Noon - 6 pm. cityplacedoral.com

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A month long gastronomical event created by the Doral Chamber of Commerce. Taste of Doraltm is a fine dining program includes specially priced lunches and dinners at Doral’s finest restaurants. The 6th Annual Taste of Doral™ places Doral’s vast gastronomical landscape on South Florida’s culinary map. atasteofdoral.com or info@tasteofdoral.com

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6pm -9pm (Fireworks start at 9 pm) Head over to the Grove for a family-friendly Independence Day celebration. Pack a picnic, bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy music, games and fireworks. Sponsored by the Coconut Grove BID, CocoWalk, City of Miami, MPA.

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The Doral Trolley Program rolls out improvements realigning and implementing different routes, along with an additional trolley. Through feedback received from surveys and e-mails, existing routes are being evaluated to take into account the community’s current and future needs due to new roads, connections, and developments. “As the City grows, we want the trolleys to reach those new areas” stated Traffic Engineer Rita Carbonell “With over 112,000 more riders in the last fiscal year, the trolleys must grow with our residents.” The Doral Transportation Team is assessing the existing trolley routes to begin serving Dolphin Mall, Legacy Park, and the Doral International Math and Science Academy, and potentially the newly opened CityPlace to better aid the community. All three trolley routes are to begin restructuring service contingent on Miami Dade County’s approval. An FIU route is expected by 2018, stopping at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus and the Engineering Center. “By offering a new option for FIU students and Doral residents it not only helps traffic congestion but also brings students to our City,” declared Rita Carbonell. Doral is coordinating with the City of Sweetwater on the FIU route.

For the eighth consecutive year, the City of Doral has been recognized as a 2017 “Playful City USA” by the national nonprofit KaBOOM!, an organization that advocates balanced and active play for children, as an essential component in enabling them to thrive. The program helps local governments address the play deficit and it is through mayors, city council members, parks and recreation departments, school districts and community leaders that the program succeeds in benefitting children. KABOOM! praised Doral for transforming ordinary places into award-winning, playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents. “We are thrilled to recognize Doral for putting kids first,” said KaBOOM! CEO James Siegal. “The well-being of our communities starts with the well-being of our kids, and play is critical for them to thrive. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that all kids get the childhood they deserve filled with play.”

DORAL CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY (DCPA) 009 The program by the Police Department’s Training Unit, designed to acquaint people with the activities of their local police department, was postponed until fall. For further information, contact Sgt. Javier Delapaz at (305) 593.6699 x2502 javier. delapaz@doralpd.com.

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PLEASE COMPLETE YOUR SURVEY Keep an eye out! In early June you'll be receiving a survey in the mail that will help us gather research to better serve the Special Needs population in Doral. Please join us in this important effort by completing and returning in an accompanying pre-paid envelope or by completing online.

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ONE COMMUNITY On National Day of Prayer, Doral came together as one community, engaging in prayer and thought for the City, youths, families, and military members. The unifying program featured heartfelt remarks from Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez, Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz, and other members from the Doral community.

RECOGNITIONS TO EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG WOMEN In Council meeting, were recognized 19 exceptional young women from Ronald W. Reagan/Doral and Doral Academy Preparatory who are nominated for the Miami Herald’s Silver Knight Awards. “I could not have been any more honored to recognize these amazing young ladies, whose stories have touched my heart, and who have given me hope, for I am sure that they will be the “next generation leaders” who will not only work hard at serving their communities, but who will also keep our city, our state, and even our country moving in the right direction,” said councilwoman Christi Fraga.

STUDENTS RECOGNIZED City of Doral awarded Special Recognitions to citizens who have made valuable contributions to Doral community. These citizens are students of Ronald W. Reagan/Doral High School, Doral Academy Preparatory School, Pure Power Training, and the graduates of Citizen Government Academy, among others. “Thank you all for making Doral better every day,” said Mayor Bermudez.

CONGRATULATIONS! City of Doral City of Doral awarded Special Recognitions to Colonel Jose E. Solis and Leonardo Torcat on winning first place in their categories at the Florida State Cycling Championship.


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Miami has been named one of the Top 10 places to launch a career by WalletHub. WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest markets in the U.S. based on 23 key indicators of career-friendliness.

Hospitalized children at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital were treated to a Wizard of Oz-themed party to celebrate Radio Lollipop’s 21st birthday. Patients and families enjoyed an evening of games, prizes, and karaoke sessions.

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MAGNET EXCELLENCE Magnet Schools of America awarded Miami-Dade County Public Schools third Donna Grady-Creer District Award for Magnet Sustainability, a designation of the highest performing district of the year, exemplifying a commitment to equity, excellence and diversity.

Judge Federico A. Moreno, United States District Judge for the Southern District of Florida, has been appointed to the board directors of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, flagship of Miami Children’s Health System.

U.S. News & World Report announced its annual list of America’s Best High Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools was a leader both nationally and statewide. The district is home to five of the top 100 high schools in the country and had seven schools in Florida’s Top 20.


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OE, UN LABRADOR RETRIEVER DE 1 AÑO, Y Conan, un Chow Chow de 5 años, tienen mucho en común, ambos fueron encontrados deambulando en las calles y fueron llevados por un buen samaritano, al Miami-Dade County Animal Services, Pet Adoption and Protection Center en Doral. Al llegar, ambos tenían miedo, estaban ansiosos, tristes y no confiaban en nadie. Al poco tiempo, Moe y Conan fueron adoptados y sus vidas se llenaron de amor, cuidados, atenciones, comenzaron a confiar nuevamente en las personas y el miedo ya comenzó a desaparecer. Moe tuvo la dicha de ser adoptado por Katherine Kupka y Erwin Bakx, luego de casi dos meses de estar en el refugio de animales. Por su parte, Conan fue adoptado por Nicole Fraga, tras estar cinco meses internado en el centro de animales. Conversamos con Alex Muñoz, director de MiamiDade Animal Services Department, quien nos comentó que al centro llegan semanalmente cerca de 250 perros y 250 gatos. “A los gatos sin dueños, se les hace la cirugía de esterilización y se les devuelven a la calle. Antes se les aplicaba la eutanasia pero junto al alcalde del condado Miami-Dade, Carlos Giménez, se tomó la decisión de no seguir sacrificando gatos sino hacerles la cirugía y liberarlos de nuevo ya vacunados y desparasitados. Ahora el público nos trae a los gatos callejeros para hacerles la cirugía”. La explicación del porqué se les libera nuevamente es sencilla: los gatos silvestres no se adoptan. De igual forma, en el Centro de Adopción y Protección de Animales, se realizan esterilizaciones a gatos con dueños. Muñoz indicó que en cuanto a los costos no se busca competir con la comunidad privada “el problema es que la sobrepoblación de los animales es tan grande que se provee como un servicio público”. En ese sentido, existen dos clínicas, la del público y la propia del centro de animales donde atienden a las mascotas para adopción con lesiones o que necesitan algún tipo de cuidado especial. En un solo día se realizan entre 30 y 35 cirugías de esterilización de machos y hembras. El centro también tiene un grooming room pero es para uso exclusivo de animales del centro. Lo que sí está abierto al público son las 12 salas de adopción para perros de razas grandes; cada una se

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ADOPCIONES Requisitos: Ser mayor de 18 años, tener una identificación válida y prueba de residencia actual. Costos: $75 para cachorros menores de 4 meses; $65 para perros mayores de 4 meses y $35 para gatos y gaticos. Incluye: Cachorritos y gaticos menos de 4 meses incluye el primer set de vacunas, desparasitación, cirugía de esterilización, microchip y examen FeLV (virus de la leucemia felina). Perros y gatos mayores de 4 meses incluye todas las vacunas, desparasitación, cirugía de esterilización, microchip, examen para enfermedad de parásitos en el corazón (mayores de 6 meses), placa de identificación de rabia (solo para residentes del condado Miami-Dade) y examen FeLV para gatos.

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divide en segmentos que albergan a los perros. A los de razas pequeñas se les disponen en jaulas más pequeñas. En un cuarto separado se encuentran los animales que están enfermos o son agresivos. Hay parques especializados para sacar a pasear a los perros y jugar un rato con ellos. Hay uno para las razas pequeñas y otro para las grandes. De igual forma, hay cuartos de adopción donde la persona puede tener contacto directo con la mascota y compartir con ella antes de adoptarla. El centro actualmente está ensayando un proyecto. Muchas veces los dueños entregan en adopción a su mascota porque no tienen cercas en sus casas y esta se escapa o la tienen que atar a algo. Muñoz explicó que: “si vienen a entregar la mascota y la razón que es no la pueden contener y se ha escapado muchas veces, les proveemos una jaula grande con suficiente espacio

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Requisitos: Hacer cita previamente de forma online o por el número 3-1-1. Los gatos deben tener al menos 3 meses y pesar mínimo 3 libras. Costos: Para perros: $30 todos los lunes, martes y miércoles. Para gatos: $15 todos los jueves y viernes. Se ofrecen esterilizaciones gratuitas de mascotas. Para calificar, los dueños deben demostrar su bajo ingreso familiar a través de ciertos documentos. Placas de identificación El condado Miami-Dade exige estas placas para todos los perros mayores de 4 meses. Deben ser renovadas anualmente. El perro debe estar vacunado contra la rabia. Microchips Es una forma de identificar las mascotas. Cuesta $15 incluye información como nombre del dueño, dirección, correo electrónico y hasta dos números telefónicos.

y hasta puede tener una casita adentro y así pueden contener a su mascota. El costo es de casi $ 200”. Las veces que han tenido casos como estos, al ofrecerles las jaulas, la mayoría de los dueños la compran y deciden quedarse con el perro y no entregarlo en adopción. Los gatos están exhibidos en el lobby a propósito porque se adoptan menos. Están en contenedores más pequeños pero cómodos para ellos con suficiente espacio para estirarse y movilizarse. El centro cuenta con un programa que se llama Foster to Adopt que consiste en que el perro se va con un posible adoptador (foster) y si el verdadero dueño del perro aparece durante una o dos semanas, el foster debe devolver al animal al dueño. Así fue el caso de Moe. También se ofrece el servicio de transporte. Han llevado animales a Canadá, Nueva York, etc. El martes 13 de junio el Centro de Adopción y Protección de Animales cumplirá su primer aniversario en Doral. Lo celebrarán a lo grande, con promociones especiales para adopciones y actividades interactivas para los niños. Tanto Moe como Conan, mientras estuvieron en el centro de animales a la espera de ser adoptados, fueron vacunados, desparasitados y se les hizo la cirugía de esterilización. Ahora son animales felices, sus caritas y sus colitas así lo demuestran.


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A renowned musician and teacher, Bernstein has spent much of his life drawing inspiration from music, but it was his sense of community that drew him to become a “social entrepreneur.” Bernstein says growing up in a family that didn’t hide the challenges of the world around him helped him and his brother Max (a Marine) understand their good fortune. “We were always encouraged to be open-minded, to treat all people with respect and empathy, and to enrich our lives by sharing with others, be that experiences, conversation, a meal, or something we have that others may not,” he says of his parents. “Being fortunate enough to have been brought up in a safe neighborhood with a loving, supportive family was not lost on us, and I think that it created a sense of responsibility for us both to give back or pay that forward.”

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GOGO relies on the support of not only professional musicians, but community members as well. “We are currently offering donation opportunities that include sponsoring a student, sponsoring a mentor (who will work with 5-10 youth), and even sponsoring school sites,” says Bernstein. “Setting up a monthly donation is one of the best ways to support - our sustainers are the lifeblood of the organization and allow us to keep the programs running. We also accept used musical instruments (guitars, basses, keyboards, drum sets, and sound/production gear).” Beyond financial donations, Bernstein says the musicians who participate are able to channel their own passion into what he calls “a powerful catalyst for change.” Adds Bernstein, “It is truly life-changing and most of our mentors will tell you that they are affected as much as the students by the program.”

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Bernstein hopes to continue the organization’s growth and is eyeing expansion to New York and Los Angeles in the coming years. For now, he’s concentrating on the 600 students in Miami and Chicago who look to him and his team of passionate musicians to help them navigate oftentimes difficult situations. With the first classes of middle school students now entering college, GOGO is also rolling out GOGO Rise, a mentor program that connects community members with students to continue their mentorship through high school. “In 10 years, I would like to see the program's reach extend nationwide and start to connect youth internationally through the universal language of music. A shared vision of empowering youth to be future leaders through unlocking their creative potential would change the world.”

We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential through the transformation nature of music and the power of mentorship. ​That belief should be shared amongst our most challenged cities and spread deeply.”

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Bernstein first created GOGO as an informal volunteer music mentoring program, aiming to work with youth from underserved areas in Miami, but soon saw it’s potential, formalizing the program and launching at North Miami Middle School in 2008. The idea was born out of a performance Bernstein did with local band Suénalo at a juvenile detention center. “They were a rowdy group and we were unable to reach them through conversation, but when we started playing they were entranced. Our music had elements of funk, salsa, pop, and rock, and when our MC started rapping the kids were hooked,” he says. After using one audience member’s outburst as a catalyst for a song, “the kids were transfixed and there was an amazing exchange that took place ... It was magical and completely elevated us all.” The lightbulb went off for Bernstein. “It was at that point that I realized what kind of unique power music has in connecting us with these youth.” Today, GOGO boasts programs in seven schools and various community centers throughout Miami and Chicago.

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RAFFIC PARK, ASÍ SE LLAMARÍA EL NUEVO PARQUE EN DORAL de ser aprobado como proyecto. Por el momento es una propuesta, una idea. Pero ¿de qué trataría este parque? La Fundación Parks & Police 4 Kids (PP4K) de la ciudad está participando en Public Space Challenge. Básicamente con este parque se quiere crear conciencia y educar tanto a niños como a adultos sobre la seguridad en general al andar bicicleta y en la calle. El objetivo se pretende alcanzar a gracias a la construcción de una ciudad en la que los niños puedan “conducir” siguiendo las normas de tráfico. Esta recreación a escala completa tendría intersecciones, semáforos, pasos peatonales, estacionamientos y señalizaciones, entre otras características. La importancia de tener un parque como este en Doral es que la comunidad participaría en el refuerzo de las normas de tráfico, tan necesarias actualmente. De igual forma, brindaría una sana interacción con nuestros entes policiales para que los niños crezcan y se conviertan en ciudadanos responsables. Mejorar las condiciones de conducción en general en nuestra ciudad proveyéndoles a los niños el conocimiento de las normas de tráfico desde que son jóvenes, les permitirá interactuar con los adultos en el día a día. El Traffic Park sería un área en la que los niños puedan practicar “la conducción”, caminar o andar en bicicleta en forma segura en un modelo a escala de una comunidad, con calles reales, provistas con señales de tráfico, semáforos, intersecciones, agentes de policía, etc. Los niños serán capaces de aprender las normas de tráfico y obtener una “licencia” antes de que tengan permitido “conducir” en las calles del Traffic Park. Hasta la fecha el lugar escogido para construir el parque sería en Doral Central Park. Con parques como estos se generaría una conciencia de unidad y seguridad comunitaria en un entorno seguro que ofrecerá una experiencia educativa, además de estar llena de diversión y emoción. Elizabeth Canchola, presidenta de la Fundación Parks & Police 4 Kids, invita a la comunidad doralina a acceder al link http://ideas.ourmiami. org/place/495874 y votar a favor de esta idea para que se convierta en realidad y nos beneficiemos de las ventajas que como comunidad obtendremos, sobre todo nuestros niños.

La mayoría decide Hace aproximadamente un mes Canchola propuso esta idea en la reunión mensual de la junta directiva en el ayuntamiento de la ciudad. Ya hay doralinos que tienen su propio criterio al respecto. Por ejemplo, a Jackie de los Ríos, le parece una gran idea y está de acuerdo con la construcción del Traffic Park porque traería conciencia acerca de las normas en las vías así como ser cortés y aprender qué se debe esperar en el tráfico si ocurre un accidente y considera que la interacción con los oficiales de policía son factores importantes. Sin embargo, hay quienes se oponen al proyecto. JCG, por ejemplo, vota en contra porque considera que los jóvenes adultos ya tienen este tipo de educación e instrucción para conducir en las vías al momento de obtener la licencia. Contempla que Doral ya tiene suficiente concreto, vías, pavimentos y quisiera que hubiese más áreas verdes porque los parque deberían ser verdes. Querido lector, usted tiene la última palabra, usted es quien vive y conduce en Doral, usted tiene hijos y usted puede votar a favor para que en un futuro no muy lejano Doral tenga su propio Traffic Park, así como lo tiene Nueva York. Si todavía no se imagina cómo podría ser este parque, vea este video, es el Traffic Park de Nueva York: Escanee el código ahora!

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N LA REUNIÓN DE MIEMBROS DEL CONSEJO en el ayuntamiento de la ciudad el 10 de mayo se aprobó unánimemente, un acuerdo públicoprivado entre Doral y Millennia Atlantic University. El convenio especifica la construcción de un nuevo parque en Doral. Llevará por nombre MAU Park y estará ubicado, al lado de la universidad, junto a la nueva subestación de policías en la 97 Ave. NW y la 33 St., todavía en construcción. Cuando la subestación comenzó a construirse el

año pasado, Millennia Atlantic University se percató de que habría espacio suficiente para desarrollar un parque ahí, por lo que decidieron llevar a cabo este convenio con la ciudad. El centro educativo universitario asumirá el costo de la construcción del MAU Park, mientras que ambas entidades compartirán los costos subsiguientes en cuanto a operación y mantenimiento del parque. Se espera que la inauguración tenga fecha para otoño de este año. El presidente de MAU, Arístides Maza-Duerto, pun-

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tualizó que en el instituto universitario están “muy contentos de contribuir, con el desarrollo de este parque, a los beneficios ambientales, culturales, estéticos y recreacionales que este aportará a la ciudad y sus residentes. La familia MAU agradece el enorme apoyo de las autoridades de la ciudad y a todos aquellos que contribuyeron a darle vida a este proyecto que traerá satisfacción y bienestar a todos los que hacen parte de esta hermosa ciudad”. Por su parte, el alcalde Juan Carlos Bermúdez expresó que “cuando se establecen alianzas público-privadas, la ciudad aporta más servicios e infraestructura a la comunidad de forma innovadora y fiscalmente responsable. Este nuevo parque complementará los ya existentes y aportará espacios verdes y recreacionales que nuestros residentes podrán disfrutar durante sus tiempos libres”. El diseño del concepto de MAU Park estuvo a cargo de Moss Architecture & Design Group. Entre las facilidades que tendrá será una laguna de reserva natural, un mini bosque lluvioso, una plaza con una escultura central y senderos para caminar y practicar ciclismo con señales educativas. Será un parque con muchas características ecológicas y educativas.


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AMERICAN DORAL BILLIARDS & SPORTS BAR 7800 NW 25th St (305) 592-8486 doralbilliards.com

THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE 9903 NW 41st St (786) 507-0564 originalpancakehouseflorida.com

BAKERY DORAL BAKERY & CAFE 2737 NW 79th Ave (305) 392-9900

VIA VENETO BAKERY & ITALIAN DELI 10740 NW 58th St (305) 406-1606

XICA MARIA BRAZILIAN BAKERY 4237 NW 107th Ave (305) 629-8938 xicamaria.com

BAR-B-QUE

10740 NW 74th St (305) 594-6610

TRE PAZZI RISTORANTE

11920 SW 8th St (305) 553-4644 longgongchinese.com

2600 NW 87th Ave, trepazzi.us (305) 477-6868

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8726 NW 26th St (305) 477-8188 qianlongchineserestaurantdoral.com

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GRACE'S DELICATESSEN

10200 NW 25th St (786) 401-7071 bocashouse.com

7372 NW 72nd Ave (305) 888-1550 gracesdeli.com

3887 NW 107th Ave (786) 542-1559 amaizeyou.com

CANAIMA GRAZIANO'S MARKET 11421 NW 41st St (786) 475-8965 grazianosgroup.com

5401 NW 79th Ave (786) 452-9350 canaimadoral.com

IL FORNO RISTORANTE

3530 NW 83rd Ave (305) 856-9918 burgerfi.com

9350 NW 25th St (305) 599-4178 ilfornousa.com

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9971 W Flagler St (305) 229-0915 habitburger.com

10702 NW 74th St (305) 470-9614 fontanaristorante.com

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MEXICAN

1400 NW 87th Ave (305) 594-8688

MONSERRATE

9739 NW 41st St (786) 616-8119 agave-tacobar.com

9545 NW 41st St (305) 436-0803 mimonserrate.com

PANNA 11402 NW 41st St (305) 477-2430 mypanna.com

AGAVE TACO BAR

FIESTA MEXICAN GRILL 10433 NW 41st St (305) 468-8736 fiestadoral.com

TACO RICO TEX 8688 NW 13th Terrace (786) 331-4100 tacoricotmc.com

2000 NW 87th Ave (305) 456-9537 mooyah.com

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5241 NW 87th Ave (305) 222-7447 dragonflyrestaurants.com

CHINA KING 4225 NW 107th Ave (305) 592-8899 chinakingmiami.com

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2669 NW 79th Ave (305) 599-6362 kamikosushi.com

3500 NW 87th Ave (305) 718-4977 mondongos.com.co

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Flagler Park Plaza 8353 W Flagler St (305) 264-0500 karlabakery.com

10738 NW 74th St, (305) 629-8059 shawarmamiami.wix.com

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8210 NW 36th St (305) 403-7919 famousdavesdoral.com

10650 NW 41st St divietoristorante.com (305) 470-8038

MEDITERRANEAN

2475 NW 95th Ave (305) 599-7722 tiradtoss.com

8391 NW 12th St (305) 477-6222

DIVIETO

8552 NW 53 St (786) 805-4713 lasvegascubancuisine.com

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2255 NW 87th Ave (305) 471-5554 shortys.com

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8347 NW 36th St (305) 960-7054 marfilbistro.com

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PIZZA JERRY & JOE'S PIZZA 1755 NW 79th Ave (305) 436-9669 jerryandjoes.com

LA FORTUNA PIZZERIA 10783 NW 58th St (305) 468-1885 lafortunapizzeria.com

SEAFOOD DORAL SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 9743 NW 41st St (305) 594-9921 doralseafood.com

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Programa de Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela (PAHPV) UN DONATIVO LE PUEDE SALVAR LA VIDA A ALGUIEN POR DANIELA GIAMPAPA-BENDAYÁN

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ACE CASI 3 AÑOS Y MEDIO EN VENEZUELA el conflicto social y la escasez general se recrudecieron más a raíz de las protestas que se llevaron a cabo ese año. Así fue como el 12 de febrero de 2014 se creó el PAHPV para recolectar insumos médicos para ser distribuidos en el territorio nacional. En enero de este año, el IRS le otorgó al PAHPV el estatus 501 (c)(3) que la acredita como organización de caridad de Estados Unidos. Entre las exigencias están no destinar las donaciones a entes del estado ni a clínicas privadas. Es por eso que, Marisol Dieguez, presidenta y fundadora, explica que la ayuda llega a 90 instituciones de carácter humanitario, sin fines de lucro, muchas de ellas están administradas por congregaciones religiosas. Los insumos hospitalarios se donan a la Fundación San Juan de Dios que tiene 15 hospitales en todo el país, a la Fundación Padre Machado y a Madre Teresa de Calcuta. Las medicinas de receta se donan a Cáritas Venezuela, Fundación La Pastillita, Coalición de Organizaciones por el Derecho a la Salud y la Vida (CODEVIDA) y Manos para Vargas. De igual forma, ayudan a cinco comunidades indígenas de Venezuela a través de los Misioneros Capuchinos Descalzos. Cooperan con los bomberos universitarios, con la Asociación Venezolana de Pacientes con Enfermedad Inflamatoria Intestinal (AVEPEII), Fundación de Ayuda del Niño con Cáncer del estado Carabobo (FUNDANICA), Fundación de Ayuda al Niño con Cáncer “Carlos Francisco” (FANCARF), Centro de Asistencia a Niños con Parálisis Cerebral Severa (Fundación Martins), ancianatos, orfanatos y comunidades religiosas como las Salesianas y Don Bosco. Aunque nació en Doral, se fueron sumando aliados del área de Miami, después de Florida, más tarde de todo Estados Unidos hasta expandirse al mundo entero. Actualmente el PAHPV cuenta con el apoyo de Italia, Francia, España, Alemania, República Checa, Irlanda, Inglaterra, Escocia, Portugal, Emiratos Árabes Unidos, Egipto, México, Puerto Rico y Australia.

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Tienen centros de acopio en todos los países, en muchas partes de Florida y de Miami, pero en Doral específicamente están en El Arepazo 2 y en el Value Store It en 5900 NW 102nd Ave. # 1007, Doral, 33178. Sin embargo, si la donación es muy grande o está en pallets, debe llevarse a lugares específicos, para eso se debe comunicar con el PAHPV por el email info@ayudahumanitariavenezuela.org. Otra forma de donar es a través de depósitos o transferencias bancarias. En la página Web www. ayudahumanitariavenezuela.org aparece toda la información al respecto. Son 14 empresas de carga que colaboran con el programa. Hasta el momento se han enviado más de 450 mil libras de insumos médicos. Las redes sociales (Twitter: @AyudaHumanVzla y Facebook: Ayuda Humanitaria Para Venezuela) son de vital importancia para el PAHPV porque es la vía para dar a conocer públicamente la transparente labor que llevan a cabo, desde la recolección del medicamento, hasta su entrega en Venezuela.

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A PASIÓN PARA CREAR HERMOSAS SONRISAS del Dr. Enrique Gallo se basa en más que solo odontología, comienza con la mecánica. El fundador americano formado y nacido en Nicaragua de Doral Center for Orthodontics, recurre a sus antecedentes de ingeniería en su trabajo cotidiano, haciendo magia en las sonrisas de sus pacientes. “La mecánica del movimiento de los dientes es algo que trabajo cada día”, dice el Dr. Gallo. “No todos los ortodoncistas tienen la capacidad de ver y aplicar la mecánica, pero como soy ingeniero tengo una visión diferente. Soy capaz de ver la física y la mecánica involucrada y aplicarla a mis pacientes”. Después de emigrar a los Estados Unidos como adolescente y graduarse de la secundaria en Lake Tahoe, Nevada, el Dr. Gallo estudió ingeniería y biología en la Universidad de Nevada antes de trabajar como ingeniero estructural en Reno y Washington DC. Finalmente, su atracción hacia la odontología lo llevó a regresar a la escuela después de tres años en el campo como ingeniero civil. “Siempre había querido dedicarme a la odontología pero no lo hice debido la cantidad de escolaridad y los gastos vinculados a ella”, dice el Dr. Gallo. “Pero mi esposa me dio su pleno apoyo, por lo que pude salir del trabajo y regresar a la universidad”. Fue durante sus años en la Escuela Dental de la Universidad de Maryland que él vio de primera mano cómo sus estudios de ingeniería podrían impactar su nueva carrera. “Mientras estudiaba odontología, me encontré con la ortodoncia que es básicamente la aplicación de las fuerzas mecánicas a los dientes para crear sonrisas hermosas”, dice el Dr. Gallo. “Mi base sólida en ingeniería me permitió entender fácilmente la mecánica del movimiento de los dientes”. Su nuevo rumbo le llevó también a una nueva ciudad, cuando él y su esposa, la Dr.

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Mayling Molina llegaron a Miami como residentes dentales en 2002. Se enamoraron de la ciudad y decidieron hacer de Florida su nuevo hogar. “[La residencia] fue nuestra primera vez en Miami y nos encantó”, dice el Dr. Gallo. “Nos encantó el clima, el sabor internacional y la gran diversidad cultural latinoamericana”. El Dr. Gallo finalmente se estableció en Doral en 2007, escogió esta ciudad porlas familias que estaban aquí y por el hecho de que en la zona no había consultorios de ortodoncia. “Desde el primer día la comunidad de Doral nos dio todo su apoyo”, dice. “Fuimos la primera clínica de ortodoncia en el Doral y hemos visto que la ciudad continúa creciendo desde entonces. Es un gran lugar para estar. Tenemos muchos pacientes satisfechos y hemos creado más de 6 mil sonrisas hermosas”. Esas sonrisas son las que han seguido inspirando al Dr. Gallo. “Me encanta ver los cambios en las sonrisas y en los rostros de la gente”, dice. “Cuando los pacientes vienen se cubren su boca cuando sonríen pero después de algunos meses de tratamiento su personalidad se transforma, mejoran su autoestima”. El Dr. Gallo dice que este cambio impacta no solo en sus bocas si no también en toda su vida. “Cuando retiramos los frenillos y vemos los cambios nos sentimos bien. Tenemos pacientes que salen con una hermosa sonrisa que hemos creado. Esto afecta sus relaciones interpersonales, sus puestos de trabajo y toda su vida”. Además de sus pacientes de ortodoncia tradicionales, el equipo de Doral Center for Orthodontics ofrece tratamientos gratis a pacientes con deformidades y anormalidades craneofaciales severas. (“La mayoría de estas familias pasan por tantas cirugías”, explica el doctor). Ofrecen opciones de financiamiento similares para las familias de los militares. El Dr. Gallo también dedica tiempo y dinero a proyectos dentales en República Dominicana que proporcionan atención dental en las zonas desatendidas.

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La pasión del Dr. Gallo por el cuidado de sus pacientes se extiende más allá de las finanzas. Él dice que está muy orgulloso de él mismo y de la relación de su equipo con los pacientes así como la dedicación para proporcionar la más alta calidad de atención y servicio. “Los pacientes tienen acceso a mí 24/7; ellos incluso tienen mi número de teléfono celular”, dice. “La mayoría de mis pacientes terminan convirtiéndose en mis amigos. Es nuestro principal objetivo y enfoque. Queremos ofrecer un excelente servicio al cliente en nuestro trabajo y crear sonrisas hermosas. Nuestra pasión es ayudar a la gente”. Doral Center for Orthodontics se encuentra en 10830 NW 58th St., Doral, FL (en el centro comercial de Sedano). Puede contactar a la oficina por el (786) 845.0800. Miami Center for Orthodontics se encuentra en 14660 SW 16th St., Miami, FL (en el centro comercial del Publix). Y puede contactar a la oficina por el (305) 223.0110. Puede encontrar mayor información en www.doralbraces.com.


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S EEN O N S C EN E THE BANK OF AMERICA CHARITABLE FOUNDATION GIVES $1 MILLION TO BASIC NEEDS AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS IN SOUTH FLORIDA The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced today that 77 nonprofits in South Florida have collectively been awarded more than $1 million in grants as part of the bank’s largest grant period of the year. The funds support organizations that address critical issues including hunger, homelessness, and poverty as well as advance pathways to overcome those issues through workforce development, skills training and high school graduation. “Despite signs of economic growth in Miami and throughout the nation, income equality and economic mobility continue to be pervasive issues for low-income

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