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• Cover Story •

by Brian Weidenbacher

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earching for a law firm that diligently works in your best interests, gets fast results, and treats you like family? Then Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. is the ideal choice. Their hard-work and judicial experience helps you get out of your legal situation. Attorneys Alan J. Reinfeld, Esq. and Michael A. Cabrera, Esq. serve clients in Coral Springs and the surrounding areas with a dedicated commitment and an aggressive allegiance to their duties. They are both in agreement that clients should be treated like family, not only during the course of their case, but long after their initial visit to their office. Alan and Michael defend their clients’ legal rights, representing them in the areas of Business/ Commercial Law, Divorce and Family Law, Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts), Evictions, Probate and Trust Administration, Personal Injury, and Real Estate Law, adding their unmatched personal touch and care, with cost efficient solutions. “We attempt to provide the finest service possible, combined with a personal touch. We provide our services in the most cost efficient manner. We even make house calls, when necessary”, noted Reinfeld. Reinfeld practices in Estate Planning, Real Estate and Probate, along with Wills and Trusts, while Cabrera focuses on Family Law, Business & Commercial law, and Personal Injury. Regardless of your legal needs, the law firm of Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. will represent you with professionalism, competence, expertise, and confidence. Michael A. Cabrera, Esq. combines his law school training, work experi-

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ence, and military background when focusing on your case. These contributing factors, along with your input, bring positive results for your case. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. Recently, Michael has been inundated with clients having problems with the breaking of leasing contracts. This dilemma is handled easily, as a letter is sent, by the attorney, and a “quick” court date is set. Following service in the U.S. Army and the Florida National Guard Cabrera sharpened his skills at several well-established law firms. He has since received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and still

finds time for community service, volunteering his time at Broward Legal Aid Society. In his “never stop” world of legal matters, Michael finds a small amount of time for himself, and his new passion ….. golf! Florida native, Alan J. Reinfeld, presents his unique style of practice

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emember those Sunday afternoons around the big table in the Italian kitchen? You could hardly wait for Momma’s sauce to be ready. Just the aromas were something to relish! Make some new memories - The place to go is EMANGIA at 7456 Royal Palm Blvd. in Margate. Owner Tony Maaraoui has created a work of art with Italian cuisine that goes unmatched. Everything on the menu is freshly prepared, beautifully presented and outstandingly tasty. Entrée selections are large and difficult to finish (unless you’re extremely hungry). Enjoy five different choices of pasta with sauces ranging from Penne Ala Vodka, Baked Ziti, Chicken and Eggplant Parmigiana, and everyone’s favorite Sausage and Peppers. Fish, fresh everyday served over a succulent bed of linguini. Pizza, Stromboli’s and the Calzone’s are some of the best around. Oh, and do yourself a big favor and get the Ultra Chocolate Cake for dessert….WOW! Whether it’s Dine In, Take Out, or Delivery, (min. delivery $10, add $1 delivery charge) EMANGIA stands alone when it comes to Italian food. Having an event? EMANGIA offers an unsurpassed Catering Service. Call them at 954-532-2601 for more information and to learn about their “Daily Specials”. You can also visit the website at www.emangia.com. Open Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Closed Sunday). EMANGIA …… Savor the flavor – Mangia, Mangia.

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Mayor Michael Udine’s Parkland Report

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he month of March 2014 marks another anniversary of my serving as Mayor of the City of Parkland. I am proud to serve as your Mayor since Parkland is truly one of the premier Cities in South Florida. I enjoy serving the community, and I would like to thank the residents, city employees and Parkland business owners for their continued support. We are doing great things in Parkland and it shows throughout our City. It is truly my honor and privilege to serve you and earn your trust each and every day! Please check out our City of Parkland website at www.cityofparkland. org, and take a look at two new updates. The first being that we have recently rolled out an “adopt-a-park” program, where residents and businesses can get involved by adopting a park in an effort to beautify and support it. It’s a great way to show community spirit and involvement. We are also again putting out

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City is attempting to do what we can to assist our local retail centers with some changes to our signage code. It is important, for all of us in the City, that these centers do well and thrive. They, like other small business establishments, face Again this year, numerous challenges Parkland had among in this economy. If you the lowest crime rates can, please try to help. in South Florida. We We have some of the were recently named as best restaurants and one of the safest Cities local merchants in South in the country. We had Florida right here in another nice reduction and continue to year after Parkland; stop in! Give these merchants a chance year. The biggest issues to earn your business. It we face in the public benefits all of us when safety arena, however, these businesses do well. are in the parking lots near our parks. Please As always, I value make sure you lock your your questions or car doors and DO NOT leave anything of value in comments. Reach out plain sight! Additionally, and “Friend me” if you want to follow me if you see anything on Facebook, or look that looks suspicious me up on Twitter at at the parks or in any www.twitter.com/ of the neighborhoods michaeludine if you want throughout the to follow my updates. As City, please call 911 always, if you have any immediately. It is better to be safe than sorry, and questions or concerns, this will help the police in please e-mail me at their day-to-day patrols. MUdine@cityofparkland. org. On another note, the a citizen survey. I urge everyone to take a few minutes to click through the questions. These surveys really help us when we do our annual strategic planning and to develop future programs for the City.

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March 1- Saturday Coral Springs Mega Green Market, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Downtown Coral Springs, 9400 W. Sample Road Call 561-929-0237. Broward Waterway Cleanup, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Riverside Park, 205 Coral Ridge Drive, Coral Springs Call 954-524-2733. Pet Care Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Barkland Dog Park, 9245 Ranch Road, Parkland Visit www.cityofparkland.org. March 2- Sunday City of Parkland Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Equestrian Center at Temple Park, 8350 Ranch Road, Parkland Visit www.cityofparkland.org.

March 15- Saturday Coral Springs Mega Green Market, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Downtown Coral Springs, 9400 W. Sample Road Call 561-929-0237. Bobby Collins, 8 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs Call 954-344-5999. Coral Springs Festival of the Arts, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Walk at Coral Springs, 2900 N. University Drive, Coral Springs Call 800-739-0516. Gardenfest Coral Springs 2014, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Walk of Coral Springs 26002910 N. University Drive, Coral Springs Call 954-253-9189. Paul Simon & Sting, 8 p.m. at BB&T Center, Sunrise Visit www.thebbtcenter.com.

Sherlock’s Dinner Theatre, Without A Hitch, 5 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs Call 954-344-5990.

March 16- Sunday City of Parkland Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Equestrian Center at Temple Park, 8350 Ranch Road, Parkland Visit www.cityofparkland.org.

March 4- Tuesday Justin Timberlake, 7:30 p.m. at BB&T Center, Sunrise Visit www.thebbtcenter.com.

Disco Man, 7 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs Call 954-344-5999.

March 6- Thursday Coral Springs Teen Political Forum, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive Call 954-344-1005.

March 20- Thursday Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After, 7 p.m. at BB&T Center, Sunrise Visit www.thebbtcenter.com.

March 7- Friday Our Town America Festival, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Coral Springs Sportsplex, 2575 Sportsplex Drive. Event runs through March 9th. Call 954-752-0126. Singer Deana Martin Honoring Her Father, Dean Martin, 7:30 p.m. at The Rrazz Room at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive Call 954-344-5990.

March 22- Saturday Coral Springs Mega Green Market, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Downtown Coral Springs, 9400 W. Sample Road Call 561-929-0237. City of Parkland Concert Series, Cirque Show, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Parkland Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End, Parkland Call 954-757-4113.

Kids Carnival, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End, Parkland Call 954-757-4129.

March 29- Saturday Coral Springs Half Marathon and Wellness 5K, 6 a.m. at Coral Springs Sportsplex, 2575 Sportsplex Drive E-mail kelleinthezone@yahoo.com.

City of Parkland Movies in the Park, Despicable Me 2, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Parkland Amphitheater, 10555 Trails End, Parkland Visit www.cityofparkland.org.

Shipwrecked, 8 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs Call 954-344-5999.

Panthers vs. Buffalo Sabres, 7:30 p.m. at BB&T Center, Sunrise Visit www.thebbtcenter.com.

Coral Springs Mega Green Market, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Downtown Coral Springs, 9400 W. Sample Road Call 561-929-0237.

March 8- Saturday City of Coral Springs Garage Sale, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Mullins Park, 10000 Ben Geiger Drive, Coral Springs Call 954-345-2119. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Visit http://www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. March 11- Tuesday Office Hours with Coral Springs Mayor Vincent Boccard, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Coral Springs City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road Road Call 954-344-5911. March 14- Friday City of Coconut Creek Homegrown Concert, Joel DaSilva & The Midnight Howl, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Coconut Creek Community Center, 1100 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek Call 954-545-6670. Tony Bennett with Antonia Bennett, 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Visit http://www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com.

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pring is almost here and there are a lot of fun events planned for the community this month.

improvements, voice a concern, or simply hear more about the City’s presence in their immediate community are invited to attend the Slice of the Students, don’t miss the City’s Springs meetings. The meetings Annual Teen Political Forum on allow residents to interact March 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. directly with staff members The event, which is open to local from all departments of the high school students, will be held City, including Police, Fire, at J.P. Taravella High School. The Community Development and purpose of this Forum is to have Code Enforcement. Northside City and County elected officials and Northeast will meet enlighten students with their on March 13 at Coral Park personal experiences as elected Elementary, 8401 Westview officials and address teen issues Drive, from 7 to 9 p.m. For more of interest, concluding with a Q information, call 954-344-1114 & A from the student audience. or visit www.CoralSprings.org/ This is a great opportunity for slice to see which district includes students to talk directly to their your neighborhood. elected officials on topics that are significant to them. The event is Then, on March 15 and 16, open to all high school students don’t miss the annual Coral who live in Coral Springs or who Springs Festival of the Arts. The attend our local high schools: festival will be held at The Walk Coral Springs High, Marjory on University Drive with artists, Stoneman Douglas High, Coral crafters, musical entertainment, Glades High, Coral Springs literary seminars, chalk artists, a Charter, J. P. Taravella High children’s area and much more. and Coral Springs Christian The Children’s area will feature Academy. Students may receive puppet shows, sing-a-longs, service hours for attending and crafts by The Coral Springs the Forum. Students who are Museum of Art. A free trolley home-schooled or attend private will make parking a breeze for schools and live in Coral Springs those who park at The Coral are also welcome. For details, Springs Center for the Arts. For visit www.CoralSprings.org. more information, visit www. csfoa.org, or call 800-739-0516. Residents who would like to discuss neighborhood Now is the time to sign up

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Chamber of Commerce - Coconut Creek

and start training for the Coral Springs Half Marathon on Saturday, March 29 at 6 a.m. Broward Health Coral Springs will also have their annual Race for Women’s Wellness 5K Run/ Walk at 7:30 a.m. Both races will benefit a cause that is dear to me - the Broward Health Coral Springs Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund, which provides free mammograms to women in our community who financially can’t afford them. Runners and walkers of both the half marathon and 5K will start at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex on Sportsplex Drive. Prices for adults for the half marathon are $75, and $35 for the Race for Women’s Wellness 5K, and $15 for students 19-and-under. Registration closes on March 27 and prices will go up as event nears. To sign up, visit www. active.com. As always, if you would like to meet with me to discuss any City issues, feel free to visit with me during my office hours. To view my scheduled monthly hours, please visit www.CoralSprings. org/events. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ the City on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ CityofCoralSprings. For behind the scenes photos, follow us on Instagram at CoralSpringsFL. www.TheOurTownNews.com

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Chamber of Commerce - Coral Springs

Message from The President of the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce By Cindy Brief

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he Chamber’s Community Profile and Member Directory is hot off the press and available for distribution, as well as on the Chamber website at www.cschamber.com. If you would like a copy, please pick up your copy at the Chamber Office, City Hall or City Hall at the Mall. This valuable resource provides information to the community regarding businesses and services available in Coral Springs.

Allstate Kagan Insurance Agency celebrated the opening of their Coral Springs location with a ribbon cutting.

The Coral Springs Chamber Leadership Institute Class of 2014 is doing a fantastic job in their fundraising effortsthey have already raised over $3,000 to benefit our local high school business professionals. Additionally, they are making valuable connections with each other, and just this past month got to personally meet with the City Commission and staff as well as participate in a mock Commission

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The Chamber welcomes new member Ultimate Body Spa with a ribbon cutting.

meeting at “Government Day”. The Chamber staff and special event committee is currently working on the Chamber’s annual awards Gala, which will be held on April 25th at the Parkland Golf and Country Club. The event will feature a completely new format with a very exciting new theme this year with lots of food, fun and prizes… more information to follow in the next article. Make sure to mark your calendars for the weekend of March

Mark Fitzgerald, Chairman Coral Springs Chamber Trustees and Michael Weiss, Blaut Weiss Law Group, presented Chief Pustizzi a certificate of appreciation for speaking at the Trustee Lunch

Lunch and Learn Wednesday, March 5th at Tampa Bay Brewing 1221 University Drive from 11:30am – 1:00pm Speaker: Norman Lehman Topic: Beer Brewing 101 Members $20, Future Members $30 After Hours Networking Tuesday, March 11th Location: TBA Time: 5:30 pm. – 7:00 pm Members $10, Future Members $15 Wake Up Breakfast Tuesday, March 19th Location: The Marriott- Heron Bay, 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard Time: 7:30am to 9:00 am, sponsored by Al Hendrickson Toyota Members $20.00, Future Members $30.00 To RSVP for these events, please go to www.cschamber.com or call the Chamber office at 954-752-4242. www.TheOurTownNews.com

MILLER RENOVATIONS .. CREATIVE KITCHENS AND BATH

A NEW YEAR... A NEW LOOK

Larry Miller, owner of Miller Renovations, makes it clear that his company is not the “run-ofthe-mill” renovation company. From the smallest job to the most major renovation, Miller Renovations takes great pride in creating the living environment that you and your family deserve. The completed project is the result of intelligent and highly experienced planning, design, coordination and expert craftsmanship. The entire team at Miller Renovations blends talent and expertise, building a better and more efficient kitchen or bath. Only 100% domestic products and materials are used. Miller Renovations offers personalized design services, the highest craftsmanship, and www.TheOurTownNews.com

the best economical solutions, supported by exceptional service and professional installation. You may be able to get lower pricing, but never Larry’s superior quality and workmanship. Whether creating a kitchen, bathroom, or any other remodeling project, you can’t beat the experience at Miller Renovations that has more than 23 years of quality experience. Whether working with the client through the preliminary phases, pricing, construction, and installation, the completed project will become a fantasy dream kitchen or bath a reality. Miller says, “Your vision becomes my vision”. Whatever your plans, Larry approaches each job as a total remodel.

The average homeowner doesn’t understand the scope of the work involved, but Larry’s step-by-step process relieves this pressure. He will never deceive customers, always representing his company with friendly, honest service, and the highest integrity. Larry never wants his clients to say, “I should have”, or “I wish I had known”. Over the years, Miller Renovations has proved to be the top of its class. For all your renovation needs, you can contact Larry at 954254-3130. Located at 10160 NW 39th Court in Coral Springs, Miller Renovations stands ready to serve you. Give them a call and see what a true professional renovator can be. March 2014

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NU-SUSHI JAPANESE RESTAURANT …..UNMATCHED IN JAPANESE CUISINE

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ince 1991, Nu-Sushi Japanese Restaurant has provided Coral Springs residents, as well as patrons from surrounding areas, with the highest quality food, friendly service, and a menu that serves up something for everyone’s palate. The “authentically different” style of cooking, and the varieties served, makes this restaurant unique and different. Owner/Chef Yuji Azuma has created a work of art at this fantastic establishment, providing his patrons with a dining experience unmatched in Japanese cuisine. The Sushi and Sashimi Dinners (served with Miso soup or salad), will satisfy anyone’s taste buds. The atmosphere is subtle Japanese, and the service is the best around. “Daily Specials” and moderately priced selections created by Yuji are wonderfully presented and beautifully fashioned. Begin your meal with the tantalizing appetizers from the Sushi Bar. The Ebi Fry, Yaki nasu, and the Beef Negimaki are outstanding. The Miso soup, or Seafood soup, perfectly completes the variety of delicious appetizers. And, don’t forget the extensive salad selection, and Thai salads. The Special Rolls category will certainly have you scratching your head to make a sensible selection. Every item listed, whether it’s Tempura, Tuna, Hamachi, White Fish Salmon, Smoked Salmon, Teriyaki, Eel, or Salmon Skin, will have you looking forward to more. The Lobster Rolls are, simply put, a taste from the God Neptune! Stop by and select from the “Early Bird Menu”. Visitors can also phone Yuji, and inquire about the “Chef ’s Choice”. Simply make reservations for this dining adventure, and you will be served Chef

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Yuji’s creation for the day. Don’t Miss this unique dining experience!! Conveniently located at 1312 University Drive in Coral Springs, the restaurant is open for lunch, Tuesday through Friday, from 11:30AM to 2:30PM. Dinner is served from 5:00PM

to 10:00PM, Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday, while extending closing hours until 10:30PM on Friday and Saturday. Closed on Mondays. Nu-Sushi Japanese Restaurant …… serving the finest Japanese Cuisine for the past 22 years and proud to say in the same location.

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n April 12, 2014, The Country Club of Coral will play host to the Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment Golf Tournament. So, grab those clubs, lace on those golf shoes, and support a great cause for a wonderful organization of young adults. This fund-raiser will support the Eagle Regiment Marching Band program. You and your friends can enjoy a day of great golf and fun, while helping the Marching Eagles Parent Association with the purchase of new uniforms, maintaining instruments, and assisting with supplement travel costs for students during the competitive season. JM Lexus will be sponsoring the Hole In One competition for this wonderful event. Entry fee is $125 per player, which includes 18 holes of golf at a first-rate golf course, cart, goodie bag, banquet, awards, and a beverage. A Longest Drive and Closest To The Pin Contest will also be in place for the event. The tournament will feature a Scramble Format, with Team Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place. Registration begins at 12:00 PM, followed by a Shot Gun start at 1:00 PM. Following the tournament, an Awards Ceremony and Banquet will begin at the conclusion of the event. Individual tickets for the dinner can be purchased for nongolfers attending at $35 per person. For more than 24 years, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Marching Band, under the direction of Mr. John Rusnak, has performed and marched in some of the nation’s most prestigious events. With pride and perfection, the band has appeared in the Tournament of Roses, the Fiesta and Peach Bowl, The Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Governor’s Inaugural Parade.

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DOUGLAS GOLF TOURNAMENT ….. SOARING WITH THE EAGLE REGIMENT For additional information on the golf fundraiser, or the Eagle Regiment Marching Band, kindly contact Karen Daum, Public Relations Director for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Marching band at www.kdaum@

By Brian Weidenbacher bellsouth.net, or you can phone 954253-8313 or 954-757-6112. The school is located at 5901 Pine Island Road in Parkland. The Majory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment ….. a true commitment to excellence!

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preschoolers) group recently enjoyed a moms night out at Glow Wellness Spa and Salon. Glow offered free neck & shoulder massages, A mom from MOPS enjoys a free shoulder & neck massage at Glow Wellness Spa make-up applications, polish changes and foot massages to the group. They had a relaxing evening complete with hor’ derveus and wine. Glow Wellness Spa is located at 9108 Wiles Road, Coral Springs and has been Voted BEST SPA again and again. For more information call 954-755-1744 or visit theglowspa.com A mom from MOPS enjoys a free polish change at Glow Wellness Spa

The Importance of Uninsured Motorist Coverage

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requently we see customers who select the minimum limits on their Uninsured Motorist (UM) coverage. However, this could very well be a case of being penny-wise and pound-foolish. Uninsured Motorist is inexpensive but important coverage for you and your passengers. First of all, we must understand what

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uninsured motorist coverage is. UM is medical coverage for you and your passengers at the time of an accident involving someone who has no insurance or just the state required minimum insurance. It was recently estimated that one out of every five drivers in South Florida is uninsured. The next time you are on the road, look at the drivers around you. The odds are one of the four cars you see is uninsured. Secondly, UM is coverage for both uninsured and underinsured (UIM) motorists. A motorist with minimum limits only has $10,000 available per person for the medical bills for you or your passengers and $20,000 for the entire accident, no matter how many people are involved. UM is a very inexpensive coverage to buy. As an example, a one personal auto policy that

has $100,000 per person; $300,000 per accident limits for the UM portion was only a total of $65 of the total semi-annual premium. Many people think that UM isn’t important because their collision and medical insurance will cover these expenses. However, even in the best of circumstances the medical insurance deductibles will not be covered. In addition, some medical insurance policies could exclude injuries caused by another. And, what about your passengers? Your medical insurance certainly wouldn’t cover them. As a guideline, you may want to consider setting the limits for your UM coverage to be the same as your regular automobile liability limits. So, for example, if you have 100,000/300,000 liability limits, you would also want to have 100,000/300,000 uninsured motorist limits. In these tough economic times it is understandable that we may need to cut corners on our expenses whenever possible. Your auto insurance should never be on that list

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When ClubLink acquired TPC Eagle Trace in Coral Springs, Fla., it added another PGA TOUR-caliber facility to its family of outstanding courses. The new addition, which now is a Prestige-level Member Club, hosted the Honda Classic from 1984 to 1991 and then again in 1996.

Members will now have an even wider array of courses to choose from in south Florida, all within 30 minutes of each other in north Broward County. Already on board is Heron Bay Golf Club, formerly known as the TPC at Heron Bay when it played host to six editions of the Honda Classic. Other ClubLink Clubs in close proximity include the 36-hole Woodlands Country Club in Tamarac and Palm Aire in Pompano Beach with its three championship courses. “The acquisition of this prestigious Club demonstrates our commitment to providing our more than 20,000 Members in Florida, Ontario and Quebec the opportunity to truly experience ‘One Membership, More Golf,’” said ClubLink President and CEO Rai Sahi in announcing the purchase in late December. “Since our founding in 1993, that has been our unique business model and one that continues to be very successful.” When TPC Eagle Trace was built in 1983, it became just the second TPC course, and the first member-based club, in a network the PGA TOUR started developing around the United States (the first was TPC Sawgrass, home of the Players Championship). That’s why golfers will see spectator mounds around the course, including grandstand-type seating carved into the area surrounding the 18th green. “TPC Eagle Trace is truly one of the best tests of golf I have ever played,” said Derek Fox, head professional and interim general manager. “We have Members who have played here for 30 years and never tire of the challenge.” The layout has some unique characteristics for a Florida golf course, including an island green, three greens surrounded by wooden bulkheads, and it doesn’t have a single palm tree on the property—a rarity in southern Florida. Fox also made it a point to explain that while the PGA TOUR is not part of the yearly schedule at Eagle Trace, “the golf course has stood the test of time as it currently plays host to the Champions Tour Q-School Final Stage every other year.” Eagle Trace is located east of the Sawgrass Expressway in western Broward County, just north of Atlantic Boulevard and is easily accessible March 2014 from Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties. www.TheOurTownNews.com 20

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Presents Keys B.E.A.R.C.A.T. were pleased to present the keys recently to members of the Sheriff’s Office.” This Armored vehicle will “Last year, the be used by the SWAT Team Sheriff’s Foundation to “…respond to the most of Broward County dangerous calls for services (S.F.B.C.) approved the throughout the County.” purchase of the Lenco While the Sheriff’s Ballistic Engineered Foundation was founded Armored Response in 1999 with the mission (B.E.A.R.C.A.T.) is to “to provide moral vehicle at a cost of and financial support to $303,454.00,” said Drew families of those who Romanovitz, Chair of the lost their lives in the Sheriff’s Foundation. “We line of duty,” it has also

consistently funded programs of the Broward Sheriff’s Office as well Nugene Harvey Jr., Ken Haiko, Drew Romanovitz, as programs Chairman of the Foundation, Ralph Page, Alan Levy, enhancing Juan Carlos Arias, Milton Jones, (Back left to right) with Frank Krauser and Ted Adcock public safety seeking to in which we can positively improve the quality of life enhance the work of our for all citizens in Broward Sheriff’s Office,” Drew County. added. “This donation of the “We are grateful for B.E.A.R.C.A.T. is just one Cont. on Page 24 example of the many ways

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ark Trail’s 3rd annual Man in My Life event will be held on March 12th from 6 pm to 8 pm. It is going to be a great time, so plan to come join the fun. There will be various games to play and treats to eat. Come join the Park Trails’ Purple Panthers Relay for Life Team! The Relay for Life of Parkland will be held on March 14th at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It will begin at 6:00 pm and there will be a lot of ways to contribute to this community fight against cancer and to help the American Cancer Society. To join the team or to find out more information, go to the Park Trails PTA website at www.parktrailspta.com. Fund A Foot... as part of our 2014 PTA Playground Project Fundraising Campaign we are asking for donations of square footage to replace the sand on our existing playground with poured in-place rubber. Donations are in increments of $20 per square foot. For each square foot that you donate, your child’s name will be placed on a “shoe” that will be hung in our school’s hallway. March reminders... there is a half-day of school on March 20th, then Spring Break begins on March 21st. Have a wonderful and safe Spring Break. Looking ahead for April... Scholastic Book Fair will start April 7th with a Park Trails Performs Night on April 9th. Come out to see the students and staff showcase their talent. Another Kindergarten Round-Up will be held on April 9th at 9:00 a.m. in the cafeteria. All parents of incoming Kindergarteners are encouraged to come with your children and learn all the great things Park Trails has in store for you and your child!

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to his clients. His congenial charm, friendly mannerisms, and infectious smile, attributes immensely to the success of Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and Political Science, from Florida Atlantic University, and his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Alan possesses every quality of knowledge that will get his client a positive outcome. Alan is a member of the Florida Bar, acknowledged to the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, the American Bar Association, the Broward County Bar Association, and the Dade County Bar Association. He is regularly seen at Chamber of Commerce functions in both Coral Springs and Tamarac. Alan is quick to point out to clients the importance of having wills and trusts. Being prepared for untimely deaths and misfortunes, invariably saves clients heartaches and headaches. Both Michael and Alan are keenly involved in civic activities and community events. Whether coaching Youth Soccer, finding time for involvement in High School students Ethics Seminars, assisting local charity events, or

supporting the Our Town America Festival, Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. responds to the communities needs with unquestioned assistance and loyalty. Naomi Reinfeld Cabrera, the ever bubbly and personable Office Manager, diligently runs the office, and helps coordinate the daily schedules. Her wonderful demeanor, and articulate communication skills, provides both attorneys with pertinent information for their cases. Prior to her duties with the law firm, she was a Math professor at Florida Atlantic University and Broward College. With three locations to serve you ….. 10235 West Sample Road, Suite 207, in Coral Springs, 150 South Pine Island Road, Suite A, in Plantation, and 2933 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 201 in Ft. Lauderdale, the Law Office of Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. wants to represent you, offering the finest professional services and legal knowledge at a reasonable and affordable price. The firm offers a free initial consultation, by telephone or in person. For additional information, you can call 954-334-1520, 1-855LAWS-123, or visit them at www.MyPersonalAttorneys. com …… for your convenience, Alan and Michael also make “house calls”. The firm would also like to remind everyone to give thanks to the people that you love. The Law Office of Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. ……. Getting results with integrity, honesty, and expertise, while continuing to never compromise their principles.

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our members who help fund these programs through their yearly dues as well as community leaders who make donations,” said Patricia Du Mont, Vice Chair of the Board. “A case in point was a check for $5,000 presented recently by ADT during a First Respond Recognition event at the FAU stadium in Boca Raton.” Plans call for several new Sheriff Foundation’s fundraising initiatives in 2014 in conjunction with the Broward Sheriff’s Office and Nova Southeastern University. For information, call Drew Romanovitz at (954) 467-1962. March 2014

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represents our membership as we currently have members from not only the Coral Springs/Parkland area but as far South as Southwest Ranches and as far North as Boynton Beach and there is always room for more. Our purpose is to welcome both existing residents and new

people to our community and to provide programs and activities of community interest. We support selected charities that we donate monies and time to on a yearly basis. Last year we donated over $4,000.00 to various organizations including Blessings in a Backpack, Broward Pantry, Forgotten Soldiers, Children’s Home Society, Fight Against Diabetes, Friends Of Music, The Friendship Circle, Broward Outreach, Walk for Friendship, Tomorrows Rainbow and Gold Coast Down Syndrome to name just a few of groups we have supported through our membership. We raise our Cont. to page 35

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March Happenings at Heron Heights Elementary School

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pring is in the air and this month at Riverglades is full of fun and adventure! Get your calendars ready to mark down these dates - you won’t want to miss what’s going on this month. On March 5th, the PTA welcomes you to join our monthly meeting at 9:15 a.m. in the cafeteria. The PTA continues to be busy with more activities planned for the month and the remainder of the year. We love your support. Get ready for March 8th for our Riverglades old Tyme Carnival. The carnival will feature exciting rides and attractions and lots of delicious carnival food, and arts and crafts. Riverglades old Tyme Carnival is open to all and it’s a day of fun and lots of Parkland spirit. Thank you to all of our vendors and sponsors – we are grateful for your support. If you have any questions, please contact RoseAnn Brown at rmassa@ bellsouth.net for additional details. And don’t forget to get set to smile for the camera. Spring individual pictures will be taken March 12th – so get your smiles ready! If you need more information or forget a date, check out our website at http://www. rivergladeselementarypta.org, for more information.

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ell, we are getting very close to the end of the school year. We hope it has been exciting and productive! Spring Break will be this month, so it will fly by. Let’s get started with our schedule. On March 6th, a Thursday, there is a PTA board meeting. We should have results from the activities and events held in February. On March 12th at 2:30 pm, there will be a SAF/SAC meeting held at Heron Heights. Join in so you can be informed of what is going on in the school community. Our Field Day will be held from March 12th through March 20th. Be on the lookout for specific dates and times for your grade level, you can also visit http://www.heronheightselementary. com/site/events/2014-03. This is always a nice, fun event for the children, and they love to have their parents showing their support and cheering them on through the activities. We will be having early release day on March 20th. Everybody will be dismissed at 12 pm this day. This will be followed by a Planning Day for staff on Friday, March 21st. There is no school for the children on that date. Spring Break is the week of March 24th. We will be on break until March 28th. Enjoy your time with your family! Classes will resume on March 31st. All the staff and PTA at Heron Heights Elementary School would like to wish everyone a very fun and safe Spring Break. We are in the very last part of the school year and it keeps getting more and more fun. Finish strong!

Having A Criminal History Record Expunged Is A Crucial Step To Getting Hired The ‘Joy of Reading’ at Mary Help of Christians Catholic School By Helen Downey

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uring Catholic Schools Week, Clifford the Big Red dog visited Mary Help of Christians Catholic School in Parkland. The event was part of a number of celebrations organized by the school’s na-

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s anyone who has ever been job hunting knows, background checks are routinely performed by employers. The concept of privacy is a thing of the past. Anyone with internet access can obtain virtually any information sought. With just a few clicks, criminal history records can be seen by the general public -- in their entirety. Even if an arrest did not result in a conviction, simply having an arrest record can cause serious challenges to people who are trying to find a job, get approved for housing, or even applying for admission to school. Contrary to popular belief, a criminal arrest record does not simply go away over time. Instead, arrest and court records remain public and permanent unless a court renders an order to seal or expunge. Florida law sets forth the qualifications that must be met to have a criminal record sealed or expunged. First, a petitioner must never

have had an arrest record previously sealed or expunged in any jurisdiction. Additionally, the petitioner must never have been convicted of a crime anywhere, including criminal traffic convictions such as DUI. Finally, a petitioner can only seal or expunge an arrest record if it did not result in a conviction. The eligibility requirements to seal are slightly different from the requirements to expunge. If the Florida arrest does not result in a conviction or a finding of guilt, or is disposed by the Court by a “withheld adjudication,” then it may be eligible to be sealed. If the Florida arrest was ultimately dismissed by the state, or if the Petitioner was found not guilty at trial, the case may be eligible to be expunged. A sealed criminal history record means that it is no longer viewable to the general public. An expunged record means that the record has been destroyed. According to Florida law,

once sealed or expunged, the arrest and court records will be hidden from public view. Except under certain situations, as set forth in the statutes, a sealed or expunged arrest record will not be revealed in a routine, non-governmental background check. Certain exceptions do apply, which are detailed in the Florida Statutes. With certain exceptions, after a record has been sealed or expunged by the Court, the Florida Statutes allow you to lawfully deny or fail to acknowledge a criminal history record on certain applications. For more information, please contact the attorneys at Criminal Record Law, by phone at (800) 228-1099 or visit us online at www. CriminalRecordLawPL.com. Our offices are located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Call today for a no cost consultation to see if Criminal Record Law, PL is right for you.

tional junior honor society. Children in grades K through 5 participated in a reading treasure hunt where they identified popular children’s books using clues hidden throughout the school. The treasure hunt ended at the Book Fair where everyone got to pick something from the treasure chest and visit with Clifford. The joy of reading is one of the many “treasures” fostered at Mary Help of Christians Catholic School. www.TheOurTownNews.com

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GO PINK WARRIORS!!! “Making a difference in the lives of others who are diagnosed with breast cancer” is what Sabrina and Trinity Segredo, known as the Pink Warrior Sisters, truly support. Sabrina is a senior attending Broward Virtual School who has a passion for art and is aspiring to be a pastry chef. Trinity is a 7th grader home-schooled by her parents and has passionately danced for 10 years. These two sisters have come

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he Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County improves the quality of life for all citizens by contributing time and resources to many nonprofit organizations to support vital educational and public awareness programs. Just this past year, The Sheriff’s Foundation established the BSO Community Partnership Initiative which supports community programs and organizations that address homeless and mental health challenges in Broward County. They also sponsored Above the Influence: Broward, an event celebrating students who resist peer pressure, violence, and drug use. The devotion and monetary contributions from individuals and local businesses are what keep this vital foundation thriving. “Shop with the Sheriff” is an annual event that brightens the lives of children whose parents or guardians can’t afford to buy essential supplies. This year, thanks to the Sheriff’s Foundation of Broward County, Sheriff Scott Israel shopped at Walmart in Lauderdale Lakes with 50 children. By sponsoring “Shop with the Sheriff,” the Sheriff’s Foundation ensured the holidays were a joyous time for those who are less fortunate. The smiles on those children’s faces let us know we were really making a difference.

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The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is also grateful for the continual support received through the Sheriff’s Foundation. Through the Fallen Heroes Fund, the foundation provides moral and financial support to families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty; the fund is utilized by all agencies in Broward County. Tragically, BSO recently lost one of its own in 2013, Deputy Daniel Rivera, who served in the Pompano Beach district. Thankfully, the Fallen Heroes Fund enabled Deputy Rivera’s family to travel from New York to Fort Lauderdale to be with him. Also, through the Sheriff’s Foundation, Deputy Rivera’s 10-yearold son, Damian, will be aided by the Deputy Christopher Schaub Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund, named after a BSO deputy who died a year ago

in an on-duty motorcycle accident, will help Damian with school expenses. The Broward Sheriff’s Office is the strong and proud family it is today in part because of the support received from the Sheriff’s Foundation. There are even more valuable examples of how the members of the foundation contribute to the success of public safety, but in short, they are an asset to every resident of this county. Simply put, by donating to the Sheriff’s Foundation, the foundation donates to you, to law enforcement, and to our children’s wellbeing. For information about The Sheriff’s Foundation, call Chairman Drew Romanovitz at (954) 467-1962.

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together hoping to give a helping hand to Susan G. Komen as we all fight against breast cancer. “Family and friends of the Segredo’s

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continually support breast cancer awareness. They have both donated to Locks of Love multiple times before when they were younger. Locks of Love is a non-profit Charity that accepts donations of human hair and money with the stated intention of making wigs for needy children with medical conditions that have caused them to lose their hair. Organizations, like Locks of Love, create a sense of normalcy in the hectic lives of these children. Independently becoming involved, Sabrina and Trinity have always supported the fight against breast cancer. One day they decided they wanted to take their involvement with this cause a step further. “We have supported the fight against breast cancer in various ways in the past. Now we’re looking to take the fight to another level. Our first goal as Pink Warriors is to reach $1,000 in total donations. Every dollar counts so we are happy to accept donations of any amount because it all adds up in our fight for this significant cause”, proudly explains Sabrina and Trinity Segredo. These girls are absolutely truly committed to make a difference in the

lives of those diagnosed with breast cancer. To help them reach their goal you could make a donation by credit card at the following link: http://www.infokomen.org/site/TR/ PassionatelyPink/HeadquartersSite?team_ id=283724&pg=team&fr_id=3715 You may also pay with cash, PayPal, or check by contacting them at the email address that follows. If you have any questions or inquiries on how to donate or how you may become involved you may contact them at PinkWarriors@Segredo.us. We appreciate all the support we can get for this very worthy cause. GO PINK WARRIORS!!!

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hether you’re in the mood for pizza, pasta, or “grandma’s” meatballs, Mama Lucias will serve up exactly what your taste buds require. Located at 6560 North State Road 7 in Coconut Creek 33073 (Coral Creek Plaza, next to Publix on 441 and Johnson Road), Frank and Joe Carbone own an Italian eatery that transcends exactly how Italian cuisine should taste. Satisfied, and returning customers, are the trademark of a great restaurant …… and Mama Lucias possesses both. Father Lorenzo started in the restaurant business at an early age. Later, his sons followed him, and the culinary world opened its doors to a couple of inspiring cooks. After starting in Massapequa, New York, Lorenzo and his family journeyed to South Florida and opened Lorenzo’s. Following an 18 year existence, the team decided to move to a nearby location and opened mama Lucias. And the rest, as they say, is history. Their loyal customers followed, and Mama Lucias fan base continued to grow. “We grew up watching Mama create her magical dishes, and we’ve been successful in the

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restaurant business for over 30 years”, noted Frank Carbone. When speaking to this wonderfully charming individual, it’s difficult to believe that he’s had so many years in the business. An extensive menu creates problems with decisions and selections. Every dish is created with outstanding flavor and ingredients. The Veal Cutlet, Chicken and Eggplant Parmesan, and Grandma’s Pizza are favorites of many customers. The Meat Sauce, without question, is the best I’ve eaten anywhere. The Buffalo Chicken Pizza and Bruchetta Pizza, are outstanding. The Cold and Hot subs will suffice any appetite. The Veal Cutlet Parmesan Sub is my favorite. A nice glass of wine will certainly compliment any meal selection. Mama Lucias “Specials” can’t be beat. Come in on “Wacky Wednesday” and order a large Cheese Pizza for only $11.99! This quaintly decorated family restaurant has something for everyone. Whether choosing a delicious appetizer, healthy and appealing salad, cold or hot sub, or freshly baked pasta dishes or entrees, Mama Lucias food goes unmatched in

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quality, freshness, and service. “Our restaurant has been a landmark in Coconut Creek since 1996”. We know all of our customers by name and treat them like family”, added Frank. Call Mama Lucias today at 954-429-3990 and inquire about any “specials”. You can dine in, take out, or have your next party catered. You can also visit their website at www. mamaluciaspizzeria.com. Mama Lucias ….. A slice of Italian heaven in Coconut Creek!

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The Newcomers Club, Inc. monies through many different venues – we have 50-50 raffles at our monthly luncheon/ dinner meetings, garage sales, drawings on items donated from members and corporate sponsorship of our Charity Walk participation. This year our membership includes 4 countries outside the USA and the membership originates from 24 different states. And the best part is you don’t have to be a “newcomer”, as we have members who have been in the Club for over 20 years and they are still having a good time and enjoying participating in our various activities. We believe in not only doing some good but having a good time doing it! Our activities this year include everything from a “fun” bowling league, Book Club, Bridge, Pinochle, Bunco, Canasta, our version of Food Network – The Chat N Chew both evening & daytime, Couples Night Out, Singles Night Out, Mah Jong. Sixty N Over Fun, Wizard and much, much more. And the best part is that if there is a call or need for a new activity – we start it up. At least 3 or 4 times during the year we have couple/ significant other parties or activities so no one feels left out of all the fun – these activities range from a Holiday Party , Road Rallies, Kentucky Derby Races and backyard BBQues. We try to have something for everyone with only one rule. We ask that each member earn 2 credits a year by participating in something that they would probably do anyway – a fund raiser or participating in a charity drive - the choices are unlimited as to how members can do this. For more information about this great and fun organization contact Jerry WrightPresident, at CoralSpringsNewcomersClub@ gmail.com or Debbie Smith-VP of Membership, at dedhsmith@bellsouth.net. The Newcomers Club motto is: ‘THERE ARE NO STRANGERS HERE…JUST FRIENDS YOU HAVEN’T MET.’ Jerry Wright-President

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Parkour is a disciplined art form where the practitioner explores his or her own physical capabilities within endless environments. It includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, and quadrupedal movement, depending on what movement is deemed most suitable for the given situation. Parkour’s trainer Brad Short says: ”Nearly everyone has practiced running, jumping, exploring the wonderment of moving freely. You don’t stop playing because you grow up: You grow up because you stop playing.” Intensity Gym Call now!! 954-532-4088 1690 Banks Street in Margate

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attling against aches and pains is “mission possible” for the M6 Robotic Class IV Laser. The unit is a totally robotized, multitargeted device, used to treat patients suffering from numerous pathologies affecting a wide area, or localized areas, allowing for automatic applications.

The laser works by employing two synchronized wavelengths of light, which transfers energy to damaged tissues at the cellular level. That light triggers metabolic reactions in the cell that stimulates healing, and reduces pain and inflammation. To be able to decrease the inflammation pathway and the swelling on a cellular level, it makes sense to decrease pain. High-intensity lasers have a photochemical effect that triggers the lymphatic system: substantially reducing swelling, inflammation, and pain. They have an analgesic effect on nerve endings. Analgesic simply means the reduction of pain. The laser amplifies pain relief. It’s high-intensity slightly, but comfortably, raises the temperature of deep tissues, micro-circulation increases and tissues receive nuch needed oxygen, water, and nutrients that facilitate healing. Micro-circulation refers to the blood supply of a small, defined area. The M6 Robotic Laser increases blood circulation wherever we use it, such as in the knee compartment. It is one way we help rehydrate the ligaments and meniscus. This reduces pain in the area, and speeds recovery of the damaged cells. Tendon and ligament injuries, herniated and bulging discs, sciatica, degenerative discs and joint conditions, neurological pain conditions, pre and post-surgical treatments, and much more are effectively treated by the M6 Robotic Laser. When a physical condition, or injury, affects mobility, or quality of life, there is one goal ….. a rapid return to every-day activities. Its use is cleared by the FDA and proven successful, as evidenced by extensive, credible studies conducted in our country’s finest institutions, including Harvard University.

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s soon as you enter 7e Fit Spa, an instant feeling of subtle calmness and relaxation covers your inner being. Paul and Claudia Redclift have created an atmosphere that supplies their clients with unparalleled service, healthy benefits, and long lasting results. 7e Fit Spa is the new way to looking and feeling good. Located at 9315 West Sample Road in the heart of Coral Springs, 7e Fit Spa offers services for anti-aging, skin rejuvenation, and non-invasive face lift. The High Tech Infrared Health Sauna is a state-of-the-art compartment that is “body safe” and a natural way to heal and keep your body healthy. It’s temperature controlled to 150 degrees, making you perspire from the inside-out, and designed for the deepest, most detoxifying body cleanse. The Torc Plus is a highly sophisticated and powerful device that mimics the body’s

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cellulite and a postpartum belly, while improving your posture by strengthening your core muscles. 7e Fit Spa offers treatment sessions for the abdomen, arms, thighs, and glutes. Torc Plus is a FDA cleared dual therapy device that synergidtically leverages two technological advancements ….. Bio-Electrical Stimulation (BES) and Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES), to bring natural and non-invasive body contouring and anti-aging solutions. Paul and Claudia also offer Micro-Current Facial Non-Invasive Face Lift, Micro-Current or Microderm 60 Minute Facials, and LED Light Therapy. All treatments use safe, effective technology, that re-educates the muscles and skin to smooth wrinkles, fade dark spots and eliminate acne bumps. All treatments are progressive (not aggressive). Reduce wrinkles and look younger, with no “down time”. Since the opening of 7e Fit Spa ten months ago, clients have raved about the friendly service, tranquil and peaceful atmosphere, and quality results obtained by their selected treatments. Call 954- 509-0000 today for information about the many services 7e Fit Spa offers. You can also go to their website at www.7eFitSpa.com . Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM. The Spa is closed on Sunday. 7e Fit Spa ….. a new way to looking and feeling good! --see coupon book-www.TheOurTownNews.com

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THE ATTIC THRIFT SHOP…..SAVINGS BEYOND BELIEF By Brian Weidenbacher

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wners Jay and Rich have brought Coral Springs, and the surrounding areas, a place to browse and select merchandise at greatly reduced prices, while saving individuals money and headaches from shopping at retail stores. Besides the above mentioned items, The Attic features Christmas and Hanukah objects, antiques, toys (new and used), dishes, sporting equipment and memorabilia, framed photos, men’s and ladies jewelry, electronics, kitchen pieces, CD’s, books, DVD’s, dining rooms, porcelain objects, and all household needs. Jay and Rich will also purchase estates, slightly used items, collections, and furniture. Where else can you go and purchase CD’s for only $2.00, andbooks for $1.00?Clothing, whether for a male or female, sells for only $2.00, as well. The shop will gladly accept donations. The Attic also offers a 60-day “lay-a-way” plan that fits

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everyone’s budget. The Attic Thrift Shop offers a little treasure for everyone at the lowest possible prices. Do you want to get on a health kick and start looking and feeling better? Do you want to finally stop smoking and put an ending to a habit that’s consumed you for years? Well, there’s never been a better time than now. The Attic now sells Atmos Productsthat will curtail, or completely stop, anyone’s smoking habit. Kits start at $29.99, and the E-Liquids are $6.99 …… a small price to pay for a healthier and cleaner lifestyle. Besides the constant donations to the Red Cross, Margate HealthCare center, Women In Distress, The Attic also contributesto families that are in trouble and need assistance. The considerable contributions made to these families, from Jay and Rich, are serviced at no charge. You can also show support by donating any unwanted items to this fantastic company. These wonderful gentlemen contribute their time and

products to those less fortunate, while receiving no salaries. They do their utmost best to sell all items at the lowest possible price. The men also donate to various charities to assist them in achieving their goals, while helping within the community. Jay and Rich are just trying to give back a little to the community, and help people live a little better. The Attic Thrift Shop is conveniently located at 10762 Wiles Road in Coral Springs. Call them at 954-892-9974 for information, items in stock, or to make donations. Your phone call could make a difference in many ways. If you like, you can also e-mail The Attic at, Rich@TheAtticThrift.com.The store is open Tuesday through Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and on Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The Attic is closed on Monday. A simple call, or visit, could possibly change a life of someone in need. March 2014

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City of Parkland Recognizes Marjory Stoneman Douglas Girls Volleyball Team

he City of Parkland City Commission has recognized the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Girls volleyball Team The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Girls Varsity Volleyball team concluded their 2013 season by being named District Champions for the 12th year in a row. Led by coach Austin Clubb, the team finished with a regular season record of 9 -1, went 2-0 in Districts and 0-1 in the Regions. The Mayor and City Commission would like to congratulate all of the players and coaches of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Volleyball team on their outstanding season.

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Too much, too soon?

while ago, I had a client ask if I could help her with her sick puppy. She was under a year old and weighed less than five pounds. She had been eating an all natural real food rotational diet, but suddenly became withdrawn, lethargic, with loose stool and coughing. Her owner wanted to know if there was a “special” food that would help. Since she’d been fed the all the right foods for a while, I immediately suspected that there may have been some other cause. Knowing the right questions to ask, lead me to the problem. The puppy had been taken to an animal hospital for grooming. While she was there, the veterinarian and the tech/groomer decided to do a “preventive” dip of sulfur and lime after being washed with a harsh shampoo. To add to the stress this puppy was experiencing, the veterinarian decided the puppy needed another booster vaccine. We are constantly stressing the dangers of so-called “preventatives,” including “vaccines” and that they should not be used as routine, but with extreme care and only when real problems are very probable. This puppy had been suffering the side effects of the vaccine, the effects of the toxic dip, and whatever combination these chemicals had created inside it’s tiny body. The owner was well-educated and a very caring fur-parent, so why did she not believe all the warnings she had seen and heard about vaccines and various drugs? Is it any different than us ignoring the long lists of warnings we see on those drug ads shown on television. We all too often blindly believe that our doctors and veterinarians are looking out for ourselves and our pet’s health and well-being. Unfortunately, they are not taught health. They are taught medicine. There is a big difference. Veterinarians have a further conflict in that they sell products and services that are unrelated to medicine. Why would you take your pet to a facility of sick animals for grooming or for a vacation stay? Let’s think! The animal hospital requires that their grooming and boarding clients must be vaccinated in order to prevent them from catching

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something while they are there. They know the facility is exposed to all kinds of pathogens from the parade of sick animals they see daily. We can make decisions for ourselves and assume the resulting consequences. Our pets depend upon us to make the right choices. To do this right, we must ask the right questions of the right people. This puppy ended up to be okay once treated with a diet that included foods that aided in the detoxification of its’ tiny body and the pet parent learned a valuable lesson on not adding any more poison to that body. Once a toxin is put into a body, it is difficult to remove before it does its’ damage. The key here is to always ask yourselves, “why am I doing this” before you take any action and use careful consideration before selecting any health plan for your pet and for that matter for yourself as well…and that’s the way we see it. Bill Piechocki, nutritional and animal health specialist and Dr Diane Sudduth, DVM are principles at BioVance Animal Health which operates Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL, and are also co-hosts of the #1 educational PetHealthCafe.com internet radio show. For over 40 years in the animal health field, they have provided us unparallel vision and information which they pass to their clients on a daily basis. You may reach them at www.BioVanceAHcom or 800-940-7387.

Why You Want an Agent - Direction, Protection and Attention

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n the days of the computer world and internet accessibility to a multitude of information many home buyers and sellers are asking the question lately - “do I really need an agent?” Need? No. Want? Yes. The availability of pertinent information on-line has made the home buying experience a bit easier then it was just a decade ago - however, this does NOT in any way correlate to the demise of the Real Estate agent. While sites like Realtor.com, Zillow and the like do provide some “good” information they do not provide what is necessary to successfully close a transaction on your own. Finding a home and verifying value is of course a part of the home search and selling process, albeit a very small one. This due diligence process is simply a small piece of the pie. So why work with an agent? Quite simply for three crucial factors - Direction, Protection and Attention.

Direction

I’ve often stated that “selling the home is the easy part” and what I mean by that is plain and simple - It IS easy to sell a home or find a home to buy. Obtaining a seller or buyer with your specific needs may be daunting and may take some time, but generally anyone can do it in the technology age. The days of print advertising, MLS “book” (listings were once listed in actual broker books before the internet), and a Rolodex full of buyers is no longer necessary to get your home

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under contract. There are plenty of sites offering help in doing so - so why do you need an agent? Direction. An agent can and will direct you through the maze of a successful closing. It takes full time knowledge and experience to know what pitfalls to look out for. A “virgin” homebuyer simply doesn’t know these procedures and can and will often put themselves in a sticky situation with either the lender, mortgage holder, title company, inspection agent, escrow account holder, appraisal work, contract deadlines, etc. Not knowing the correct “direction” to move in a transaction can quickly put you back to square one often scratching your head wondering what you did wrong. Think of an agent as your guide - your Sherpa in the Real Estate journey. Would you climb Everest for the first time without a guide? Then why would you put such a large transaction in your own hands?

Protection

An agent also serves as true protection in your Real Estate transaction. Even if you know the way, if not properly trained to watch out for red flags throughout the sales and/or purchase process a buyer or seller can easily slip down a slippery slope. Did your buyer neglect to place the correct amount of funds in escrow? What retribution do you have? Did the seller take items out of the house that you had originally stated in contract? What do you do now? - Did the appraisal come back lower then contract price? - Is anyone at fault? Will the buyers not release escrow out of backing out of a deal after 3 weeks? Are you due that money? Did the inspection report come back showing matters unknown to seller? Who has to repair? - Will the HOA not approve your sale just days before clos-

ing? – Now what? The list goes on and on, I’ve dealt with horror stories throughout my career and luckily with time, knowledge and patience I have been able to get through them all - protecting my clients the whole way. Without my knowledge in these situations these people would be out not only a home they had their eye on but in a few instances they would have been out tens of thousands of dollars. Protection in these transactions is crucial - we are talking LARGE purchases here people!! Don’t go it alone.

Attention

We all need attention in this fast paced world. Cell phones, email, G4 speeds and the like have made our world move FAST. An agents job is obviously to stay on top of the entire transaction from contract to close. This has become tougher and tougher for sellers and/or buyers to maintain on their own. With most buyers/sellers having full time jobs themselves keeping up with the transaction is simply impossible. Without having a “wingman” giving you the attention you need and deserve you can and will put yourself in a situation that may at that point become unsolvable. I can’t speak for all agents, but my main goal when working with any buyers or sellers is to offer my complete and undivided attention WHENEVER they need it. True 24/7 availability and service, if you can’t move quickly in this environment you don’t stand a chance. And if you have a full time job, you simply can’t move quickly without an agent on your wing. Having a trusted professional looking out for your best interests and giving the attention you need and deserve is priceless - well that’s not true..... it’s 3%

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Secure your Home during Vacation…

By Robert M. Zajic, General Manager of Inter State Security Corporation

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ver the many years, I have been in the security industry, I have seen many preventable burglaries occur. Hopefully, some of the Robert Zajic tips provided will help many of you avoid being the next victim.The most effective theft deterrent is an alarm system. There are several companies offering installation but make sure you get a system that covers your whole home, also it is important to have it monitored. All these systems can be accessed from your smart phone. Remember, quality does matter! Make sure a neighbor picks up

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newspapers and mail. Believe it or not, thieves drive around looking into mailboxes to see if the box is stuffed. If the box has three or four days worth of mail in it, chances are you’re not home. If you leave your car in the garage, ask a neighbor to park in your driveway during your vacation. Also, ask them to park on different sides of the driveway each day as well. Go to your local home improvement store and buy two or three light timers. Today’s technology has wireless digital timers for relatively low costs. Put a timer in different rooms to come on and off at different times. Make sure to inform a neighbor of the rooms where lights are going to be on and off. Remove your smaller valuables such as jewelry, cash and firearms. Most burglars are looking for the small items to put in a pillowcase and leave. If you remove the most

valuable items, you have lessened your losses. X-Boxes, games, TV’s, DVD players etc. are all replaceable, but grandma’s diamond ring isn’t. Some people have put up hurricane shutters when leaving on vacation thinking this will keep burglars out. This is the worst thing you could possibly do. If a thief gets inside, they have unlimited time to rob your house with no one seeing or bothering them. LOCK your doors and windows! Inter State Security Corporation is located at 9660 West Sample Road, #104 Coral Springs, FL 33065. For more information, call 954-753-4700.

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BILL DALY INSURANCE … 37 YEARS OF FRIENDLY SERVICE By Brian Weidenbacher

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ill Daly was in a class by himself. His infectious smile, gentlemanly mannerisms, and amusing demeanor, contributed immensely to his business for the last 37 years. It was difficult not to like the man that always introduced himself to strangers as, “Bill Daly, Irish-Catholic from Philadelphia”. You immediately became his friend, and instantly realized that the way he presented himself was the same way he ran his business ….. with honesty, integrity, and loyalty. Through his legends of friends, and clients, Bill’s “one and done” legacy lives on today. Thomas Kuruvilla, a licensed

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agent that became a partner about 10 years ago, guides the agency with the same ideals that Daly applied when he started the company. Kuruvilla maintains the same direction with clients, both new and old, in selection of their insurance needs. Thomas takes care of each individual, making sure they are not over, or under, insured. His “hands on approach” reflects a by-gone era in insurance practices, answering customers questions, giving them the best coverage for their money, and helping them understand their coverage completely. As someone in the office commented, “it’s like having a bunch of little Bill’s running around”. Everyone is there to

carry on a tradition of serving clients with honest, friendly, quality service ….. the only way Bill Daly Insurance Agency, Inc. knows how to operate. Whether you’re searching for auto, business, homeowners, commercial, life, or health insurance, Bill Daly Insurance Agency, Inc. can supply you with the coverage you require. Call today at 954-753-0980, or email StephanieG@BDalyInsurance.com, for all your insurance needs. Located at 10235 West Sample Road, Suite 203 in Coral Springs, Bill Daly Insurance Agency, Inc. is awaiting your call, or visit, to help select a perfect coverage option for you. See our coupon savings on page 32 of the OTN Coupon Book

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very car on the road needs to have its oil changed. Occasionally, it needs the brakes checked, tires, a tune-up, or alignment. Discount Tire and Auto Repair replaces your worries with great service, reliability, expert repairs, and affordable pricing. Raj Islam, owner of Discount Tire and Auto Repair, has “reinvented” the auto repair industry by combining quality products and quick service, using a friendly, courteous approach while assisting you with your car’s needs. At Discount Tire and Auto Repair, there’s no appointment required. Simply stop in, and your problems are solved. The highly skilled mechanics are available to repair air conditioners, brakes, tune-ups, and complete engine repairs, while offering the best service and prices anywhere. These gentlemen can diagnose, and solve, any problem that may arise Oil changes (including filter) start at $9.99 for most vehicles (4 quarts). If synthetic oil is needed, simply add $20, and drive away content ….. it’s that simple. Hard pressed for time? No problem. You’re in and out faster than me heading to an All You Can Eat seafood buffet. Need tires? Discount Tire and Auto Repair has the finest quality brands starting at $49.99. Used tires can be purchased for as little as $19.99. Buy 4 new tires, and the alignment is FREE! Choose from an abundance of companies ….. Goodyear, Michelin, Uniroyal, Pirelli, Dunlop, BF Goodrich, Yokohama, Toyo Tires, and Hankook. Get a complete tune-up and receive $50 off. Pricing for all the above mention services is good with a coupon from the Our Town News coupon booklet. Conveniently located in Margate at 125 South State Road 7, Discount Tire and Auto Repair makes it stress-free for you in all aspects of tire, auto repairs and vehicle service. Visit, or call, Raj at 954969-9111 for all your auto needs. Discount Tire and Auto Repair ……. Taking care of your car’s needs, while saving you headaches and money!

SMOKE STASH ……. FOR ALL YOUR SMOKING NEEDS By Brian Weidenbacher

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hether you’re presently a smoker, looking to quit, or in need of products for your smoking needs, Smoke Stash is your one-stop supply store. Located at 6418 North University Drive in Tamarac, allow owner Shawn Mzayek to show you around his fully-stocked emporium. His knowledge, awareness, and expertise will lead you in the right direction for sound choices and reliable service in your selection of all your smoking requirements. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at Smoke Stash will educate you concerning state-ofthe-art products, as well as directing you in finding what you’re looking for. Shawn and his staff pride themselves on customer satisfaction, while stocking

only the finest brands for every kind of smoker. Whether you’re in search of the finest cigar, or the perfect tobacco, hookahs and shisha, Smoke Stash has an amazing variety to choose from. Smoke Stash also has a complete stock of incense and scented candles to create and maintain a clean home while creating a relaxed atmosphere. “I have customers that have been smoking for years and after they try our products, they don’t want to go back to cigarettes”, Shawn said. His infectious smile and mannerisms create a relaxing atmosphere while shopping for that perfect product. The most popular products at Smoke Stash are e-cigarettes, eHookahs, and eVaporizers; all healthy alternatives to

cigarettes using an eLiquid that is much safer than tobacco smoke and does not include the harmful toxins and carcinogens. “It’s smoking in a new and different way. Instead of smelling like an ashtray, the scent is pleasant and it’s better for your body”, said Mzayek. Smoke Stash also carriesAtmosRX personal vaporizers, electronic hookah sticks, and Luxury Lites to help individuals stop smoking. AtmosRX personal vaporizers are available at reasonable prices for the entire kit. The product is stylish and easy to use. All you do is fill it with oil, press the power button, inhale and exhale. Smoke Stash offers a wide variety of flavored oils for this product, so there are no odorous smells. The electronic hookah stick

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and Luxury Lites have no nicotine and costs considerably less than a pack of cigarettes. “They are stylish, tasty, and harmless”, added Mzayek. Stop by Smoke Stash and see for yourself the variety of smoking needs that a truly professional shop carries. Shawn, and his expert staff, can supply you with the perfect product for your smoking needs. Give them a call at 954-718-9000 and inquire about the many different items in the world of smoking. Smoke Stash ….. smoking with a personal touch!

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Ocello’s 49 Years in Business

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ere at Ocello’s we use the latest technologies with 8 service bays to serve you. We are the dealer alternative for our customers… WITH THE SAME SERVICE AT A LOWER COST. Ocello’s is truly a bumper to bumper award winning repair center. Conveniently located at South Gate and Pine Island, (Coral Springs Drive) at 8151 N. Pine Island Rd., S.W. corner of Publix Center. Call 954-7220110 and visit us on the web at www.ocellossautomotive. com. See our coupon savings on pg. 13 of the OTN Coupon Book.

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