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Issue 78 (839)
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Happy Mother’s Da y HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY …… AN HONOR A WOMAN DESERVES
eing a mother is not only an honor and privilege, but a blessing bestowed on women. It’s not just simply a result of giving birth, or receiving a child. It’s a journey of spirit and time, transcending their own limitations and empowering their offspring to do, and be, more than they could ever envision. It is a journey into the heart and soul of what it means to be woman, and to be fully present for the benefit of another human being that has unconditional love and trust in you. The word “mother” is heavily defined by emotion, love, trust, protection, influence, and truth. It is, basically, an impossible task to be a mother …… but somehow every mom pulls it off with grace and style. Moms are expected to be strong yet gentle, corrective yet conciliatory, accepting yet uncritical, and self-sacrificed yet self-fulfilled. Motherhood is a fraternity of loving, nurturing, and sincerewomen. Motherhood is a beautiful ride, sometimes a wild ride, and the most incredible journey a woman can ever take. It changes the way a woman thinks about herself, her family, her friends, and the world as a whole. It changes the way she acts and reacts. A woman becomes more beautiful after child birth. She glows with a brighter love, not just for her child, but for everyone. The Our Town News staff would like to wish every MOM a sincere “Happy Mother’s Day”. It’s your day ……. enjoy your “day off” from not just the toughest, but the most blessed job in the world!
Government & City - Coral Springs
Government & City - Parkland
Mayor Michael Udine’s Parkland Report
hope everyone is enjoying their Spring! April was a busy month throughout the City of Parkland. First, I want to thank the students in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School television department for the incredible “Welcome Video” they produced for the City. People throughout the country are raving about it. The video has been a big hit and was very well done!
The City Commission and City staff again held its strategic planning session during the month of April. It was really great to get some new ideas and new perspectives. I want to thank all of the members Once again, they City of the City Commission had its famous Easter Egg and City Staff for their help Hunt, which is always a in making our strategic great time for the children planning session a huge who collected their eggs success. Parkland residents and enjoyed the festivities. are extremely happy with We also closed out another the quality and level of very successful season of services being provided by Farmers Market events. the City. The City strives Thank you to Mercantile each day to make sure the Bank for your generous service level is high and the sponsorship of those events. costs of those services are They are such great events reasonable. The second main and really serve to bring theme running through the community together. the surveys is that the top Finally, thank you to the issues for our residents are: Historical Society for again taxes, schools and public putting on a great Classic safety. These issues fit Car Show. It is always a directly into our top goals great day and a lot of fun of strategic planning. They for the entire community! are ‘Financially Sound City
Government’ and ‘Public Schools of Excellence’. From a public safety point of view, we are looking at different staffing alternatives to provide additional police services throughout our communities. We continue to look at the Library and road improvements throughout the City as well. On the City level, we try to do whatever we can to make sure that these issues are addressed. The month of May brings us to Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom and all the great Moms out there, enjoy! As always, I value your questions or comments. Reach out and ‘Friend me’ if you want to follow me on Facebook, or look me up on Twitter at www. twitter.com/michaeludine if you want to follow my updates. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me at MUdine@cityofparkland. org.
s of last month, residents and visitors are able to stay connected to the Internet from their laptop, smartphone, tablet, and other mobile devices while enjoying parks across Coral Springs. We are excited to have launched free Wi-Fi within some of our parks and City facilities. Our staff will be working in phases to make Wi-Fi available within the Sportsplex at the Aquatic Complex and Tennis Center, Mullins Park, Betti Stradling Park, Sartory Hall, North Community Park, and Cypress Park. Check back at www. CoralSprings.org for more details. If you haven’t already, don’t forget to sign up for recycling rewards! Our new trash hauler, Waste Pro, is offering single family homes and businesses rewards for recycling. Simply log on to WasteProRewards.com, sign up and take advantage of local discounts. This program is free and will be expanded to multi-family homes later in the summer. During the past 12 months, there has been 23 pedestrian related accidents on our City’s streets. For your safety, please cross only at clearly marked crosswalks and
never cross against the light. As a driver, we never know what we will encounter on the road. Even the most experienced drivers can benefit from brushing up on their driving skills. AARP is offering a driver safety class to drivers of all ages on Saturday, May 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Coral Springs Public Safety Building. The class will review the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate a vehicle more safely. Participants will learn how to manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Course costs $15 for AARP members or $20 for nonmembers. Participants who successfully complete the course will be provided with a certificate for their auto insurance agency. Participants must register in advance by calling 954-531-0343. While the City of Coral Springs no longer participates in Broward County’s Household Hazardous Waste program, residents have several options for disposing of household hazardous waste. Coral Springs residents can drop off paint, electronics, and fluorescent lights (only) on the first Saturday of every month at the Waste Transfer Station at the end of Wiles Road at NW 126
Avenue. Two forms of I.D. showing a Coral Springs address are required (driver license, plus bill, registration, etc.). In addition, Coral Springs, Coconut Creek, Tamarac, Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach have established a cooperative agreement that will allow City residents several opportunities to dispose the full range of materials at special one-day events throughout the year. The next one is set for May 3 at 6011 Nob Hill Road in Tamarac. Remember, residents are not allowed to drop off items at Broward County’s Hazardous Waste Disposal. If you have any questions, please call Public Works at 954-3441165. Celebrate that special mom in your life at CommuniTea on Saturday, May 10. The fun starts at 2 p.m. at the Marriott at Heron Bay, located at 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. This annual tea party will feature entertainment, an array of international teas and Tea Trivia with a multi-cultural flair. Admission is $20 per person and must be purchased in advanced. For tickets and information, call 954-344-1063. 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.
NICOLE FERRO ……. A TRUE NAIL TECH ARTIST By Brian Weidenbacher
Chamber of Commerce - Coral Springs
Message from The President of the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce By Cindy Brief
ebruary and March have been extremely productive months at the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce. We had an extremely successful first time event partnering with our five local high schools for the first “Groundhog Day Job Shadowing”. Over 45 students were able to visit approximately 15 Chamber businesses, spend time with them and learn what they do in their job. It was quite a success! At the Chamber, we had three students shadow us and one of them now wants to go to school to be an event planner and work at a Chamber!! It was such a rewarding experience and
Sky Zone Fort Lauderdale celebrated the opening of their Coral Springs location with a ribbon cutting. we look forward to making it even more successful next year. Each principal, as well as the DECA or BPA teacher and a student from the five area high schools have been invited to attend the Chamber’s May Wake Up Breakfast on Tuesday, May 20th to coincide with teacher recognition month. At the breakfast, the Coral Springs Chamber Leadership Class of 2014 and the Ambassador Committee are going to present a check to each of the five high schools. The funds will be utilized to assist the students and their families to cover some of the traveling costs involved to participate in competitions throughout the state and then nationally.
The Chamber welcomes new member Ruby Discount Liquors with a ribbon cutting. The accomplishments of these students are truly amazing and each school will be given five minutes to discuss their state projects which all have significant impact on our community. Also, quite remarkable is the fact that so many business owners in Coral Springs are participating in these programs and helping to develop the “leaders of tomorrow”. The Chamber is working diligently to get the word out – the partnership that has developed between the high schools and the Chamber is truly making a difference! The Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee has been reviewing initiatives regarding a business recycling program for Coral Springs. One of our Chamber members has volunteered his business for recycling testing. We are going to be holding some focus groups in partnership with the City to get various viewpoints from business owners in our City. Dates will be announced in the next few months. Please remember to utilize our newest resource at the Chamber, the Chamber App, which helps consumers find local businesses while on the go. For Chamber members, this is an easy way to access events and add them to your calendar, as well as get reminders and special deals via push notifications. To download this app, go to www. MyChamberApp.com/download, visit your app store, or scan the QR code. Also, the Chamber’s Membership Directory and Community Profile is online
and can be picked up at the Chamber office or at City Hall, City Hall in the Mall and other locations throughout the City. This is a great informational resource. To become a Coral Springs Chamber member, please visit our website at www. cschamber.com or call the Chamber office at 954-752-4242. Remember Business Matters and the Chamber is here to provide you with connections, education and advocacy for your business.
Upcoming Events Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, May 7th at Broward College 9441 W. Sample Road from 11:30am – 1:30pm Speaker: Ian Gerada Topic: Coffee and SEO Seminars Members $20, Future Members $30
After Hours Networking
Tuesday, May 13th Courtyard by Marriott Time: 5:30 pm. – 7:00 pm Members $10, Future Members $15
Wake Up Breakfast
Tuesday, May 20th Location: The Marriott- Heron Bay, 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard Time: 7:30am to 9:00 am, sponsored by Broward College 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.
If you are in search of having your nails done, whether acrylics, pink & whites, wraps, liquid and hard gel, gel polish, manicures, pedicures, or nail art, Nicole Ferro is in a class by herself. All of her nail art is original and mostly hand painted. ART is the defining word for her work. Bring her a photo, and she can duplicate it ….. bring her and idea, and it becomes reality. For 21 years, Nicole, a licensed nail extension specialist, has performed her artistry and talents for thousands of satisfied customers. Her 3D nail art, 3D embellishments such as bows, skulls, crosses, and 3D flowers, using only acrylic, brushes, and her imagination, has been featured in nail magazines and online publications. As Nicole states, “Everything is possible with nail art, whether its acrylic, polish, or gel polish”. Nicole can finish off your “everyday look”, or send you off to that “special event” in style. Her clientele has followed her since her teenage years starting in the business. Her customers become a part of her life. Without question, Nicole is a legacy in the business. Her mother owned hair salons before she was born. Now in her thirties, she has prospered in the business and loves her work. Nicole started in 1993, and hasn’t slowed down since then. She is located in Coral Springs and West Sunrise. This is only her second year in the Coral Springs area, but she envisions many more wonderful years performing her artistry in the nail industry. Nicole invites everyone to follow, or friend her on Facebook and Instagram ……… instanaildnf2 (Instagram), and nicoleferro2 (Facebook). You can call her for an appointment, available in Coral Springs and West Sunrise, at 754-265-5240. Refer a friend to Nicole, and receive incentives for her services. Nicole Ferro ….. not just a nail tech, but an artist with your nails!
‘Our Town News’ Local Hero
hen I read about your paper’s Local Hero Recognition, I immediately thought about my wife. Her endless heartfelt caring, her enthusiasm, and her genuine love for children have been an inspiration to me. Her name is Elaine Heyler, and she is a Special Education teacher at Coral Springs Middle School. She teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade varying disabilities, which is a chore in itself! While it is very hard to do, it is a labor of love for her. She absolutely exemplifies all the love that comes to mind when we think of the word, ‘teacher’. There are certainly many reasons why Mrs. Heyler is a hero, but above all, she honestly “makes a difference” in the lives of children that she touches every day, both in and out of the classroom. She lives to teach while others in the profession mainly teach to live. Mrs. Heyler never stops planning, thinking, or acting on those plans to enlighten her students to achieve their higher test scores, improve their character traits and above all, garner self-respect and respect of others. Mrs. Heyler worked with the Mayor of Coral Springs and formed an environmental partnership to create a magnificent butterfly garden outside her classroom. Her students learned to care for it and gained a sense of respect for nature and the protection of nature. Mrs. Heyler reached out to the Kiwanis Club of Coral Springs to sponsor her as an advisor in “The Builders Club.” She made history by unselfishly advising this club and complet-
ing many community projects! One project included running a drive during the holidays to send CDs and DVDs to our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, which was very successful. She is always thinking outside the box for new ways to teach her students how to give back to others. This was accomplished through this club. Mrs. Heyler’s students have her cell phone number, allowing both her students and their parents to call if needed. Her student’s value this, and it is never abused! They call her to ask about homework, and in the summer, just to say hello, knowing they can talk to her about anything. Just today as we were shopping, a former student called her from another state! He was visiting his grandmother, and was making a quilt for her based on his skills learned in her class! At present, Mrs. Heyler is making a classroom quilt and teaching her students the life
Submitted by Glenn Heyler
skill of hand sewing. This student had to share this with her, because she made a difference in his life on many occasions. I may be somewhat biased as this is my wife, but I stood outside the box, not as a husband, but a member of our community. Coral Springs Middle has a diamond for a teacher. One final note; Mrs. Heyler battled cancer 16 years ago. As is her fighting spirit and a loving “can do” attitude, she beat this disease and flourished, much to our joy, and the joy of EVERY student she has touched since then! Through God’s love, she is entering her 38th year of teaching. This is an accomplishment that needs celebration! If you were to ask Mrs. Heyler why she hasn’t retired, she would say that there are many children yet to nurture, love and educate, and that her job is not over yet! Mrs. Heyler is a hero, a hero with a halo and wings. She is a hero to all her children, past and present, and loved and respected by many, and of course, my hero!
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ZONA FRESCA …….
NO T YOUR EVERYDAY MEXICAN FOOD
ona Fresca, welcomes the community to enjoy Mexican food that is fresh, light, and made with natural ingredients …. the true Zona Fresca experience. From the traditional Chicken Burrito and “fan-favorite” Baja Fish Taco, to Quesadillas, Delicious Salads and Chili Rellenos, Zona Fresca serves these famed signature menu items that customers have grown accustomed to; while still featuring a Kid’s menu and an assortment of Mexican-brewed domestic beers. It doesn’t stop there - new tantalizing items have been added to the menu such as the Machaca Taco, consisting of slowly braised and shredded beef dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, and queso fresco in a crunchy taco shell. A variety of salsas are made from only top quality produce, the guacamole is made from scratch, daily, using only the ripest avocados; and chips are produced in 100% cholesterol-free
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canola oil making Zona Fresca the perfect choice for fresh, flavorful food. And… the salsa bar is free! Zona Fresca doesn’t serve your everyday Mexican food, but Mexican food that you can eat every day. General Manager Romeo Herrera boasts of the relaxed atmosphere that provides comfortable dining for everyone, where he will see to it that your visit is met with total satisfaction, whether you are grabbing a quick bite on your own or with your family or are taking advantage of the roominess to host a large party. Zona Fresca also invites you to lunch or dinner on the airy outdoor patio where you can kick back and enjoy one of their ice cold beverages, like Zona Fresca’s own twist on a Margarita – the “Zonarita”, a wine-based tequila margarita made with freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice. The coastal region on the Baja Peninsula in
Southern California serves as the inspirational design concept for the Coral Springs restaurant. As you walk through the doors of this unique establishment you can visually appreciate the cleanliness of the restaurant and aroma of the freshly prepared food that permeates the air.
Zona Fresca is a reasonably priced, casual dining experience that needs to be taken advantage of. Visit Zona Fresca at 1410 North University Drive in Coral Springs and witness what true “South of the Border” food is really like. The restaurant is open Saturday thru Thursday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Friday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. You can contact Zona Fresca at 954-227-2828, or visit the website at www.zonafresca.com or become a Facebook fan www.facebook.com/zonafresca. Zona Fresca …… the fresh zone for Mexican food!
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Treat your Mom with a special gift this Mother’s Day
ake Mother’s Day special this year by pampering your Mom or Grandmother with a thoughtful gift to show how much you care. Mothers do so much for their children every day that it’s the perfect time to make them feel special. On this Mother’s Day, be sure to give your mom something that says, ‘I love you’. On Sunday, May 11th, you could give your loved one the traditional gift of flowers and a card or surprise her with one of these unique Mother’s Day gift ideas. Spending time with someone is the best gift of all. Why not treat Mom to a nice Sunday brunch near the beach. South Florida has plenty of restaurants along A1A that offer great deals on your brunch favorites, and some
even treat Mom to a discounted meal or give her a gift. They always say that cooking is the key to the heart. You could cook Mom’s favorite dish and surprise her with a nice meal at home. Buying her cooking classes is also a nice gift idea. Every woman loves perfume. Find her signature scent at your local store, and every time she sprays it, she will think of how thoughtful you are. Clothes are also a nice way to make someone smile. If you are not sure about sizes, purchase a gift certificate to her store of choice and then go shopping with her to help her pick out just the right outfit. Who doesn’t like to be pampered! A spa day is the ultimate retreat for your mother. She
By Nicol Jenkins deserves to relax and feel at ease for all she has done for you. Pedicures, manicures, massages, facials and more are wonderful gifts. Another gift catered just for her tastes is tickets to a Broadway show, a concert, a local attraction or the movies… South Florida has plenty of activities for your Mom to enjoy. Area theatres and concert venues have calendars filled with upcoming shows just for your Mom. Sweet treats, such as a box of chocolates or coffee, are always great presents. Whatever you decide to buy your Mother, make sure you tell her how much she means to you this Mother’s Day and every day of the year!
‘Mama Lucias’ Serves Up A
Slice Of Your Italian Favorites
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
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
Mama Lucias staff, from left: Sean, Jack, Joe and Frank.
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!
t is conservatively estimated that one in four Americans has a criminal record. That’s nearly 65 million people. In today’s tough job market, the vast majority of employers routinely conduct criminal background checks on potential employees. Having a criminal record is keeping millions of Americans underemployed, or unemployed altogether. Just because a criminal case is closed by the court, it remains a part of the public record, permanently, until action is taken to have it sealed or expunged. Now for the good news… Under the strict qualifications set forth in the Florida Statutes, a person who has been charged with a crime that did not result in a conviction, may be eligible to have their criminal record sealed or expunged. Eligibility requirements are stringent, and the process is cumbersome. A petitioner must first be cleared by the
Consideration of Criminal Records for Employment by Lara Rustici, Esq.
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, before the actual court papers can be filed. The requirements to have a record sealed differ from the requirements to have a record expunged. A qualified attorney can answer questions specific to your case. The result of having a record sealed or expunged can open doors that might have been long thought closed. With certain exceptions, after a record has been sealed or expunged, it is lawful for a person to deny the arrest and charges on job and housing applications. Florida law allows those who qualify to have one record to be sealed or expunged in their lifetime. In instances where a person may have two or more qualifying cases, it’s important to speak to an attorney who can help decide what the most beneficial course of action is. Not everyone is eligible to have their record sealed or expunged. A licensed attorney can
determine if the requirements set forth by Florida law are met. For anyone with a criminal record that may not be eligible to seal or expunge, the Florida Office of Executive clemency may offer some help in terms of civil rights restoration. This includes restoring the right to carry a firearm, the right to vote, the right to hold public office, and the right to serve on a jury. For more information, their website is https://fpc.state. fl.us/Clemency.htm 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, at 500 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1400, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394. Call today for a no cost consultation to see if Criminal Record Law can help you.
Celebrate your Mother at CommuniTea
North Miami 1821 NE 123 St, N Miami, FL 33181 786-866-9007
By Nicol Jenkins
Show your mom how much you care this Mother’s Day by treating her to a special day. Join your community of caring mothers for a cup of tea and more at the City of Coral Springs annual CommuniTea event on Saturday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the Marriott at Heron Bay, located at 11775 Heron Bay Blvd. The event, hosted by the Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Committee, will feature an array of international teas and Tea Trivia with a multi-cultural flair. Bring your own special teacup and you can share your favorite teacup story. Gifts will be offered for interesting teacup stories and best decorated tables that go with the golden theme. Participants are encouraged to wear ethnic attire to add to the cultural flair. Make this a special celebration for the mom in your life! Since the event is on the eve of Mother’s Day, this is a great way to treat your Mother, Daughter, Aunt or significant other. Participants will enjoy camaraderie and live entertainment at the event, with hors d’oeuvres and desserts galore. If you cannot attend, but want to support the event, you may sponsor a table for $250 for ten people. Admission is $25 per person. Please make checks payable to City of Coral Springs/Tea. Please note that tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, call 954-344-1063.
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The Importance of Uninsured Motorist Coverage
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FLANAGAN BASEBALL …… FALCONS FLYING HIGH
By Brian Weidenbacher to be the last to play”. Staff ace he Flanagan Falcons are rising and we could be undefeated”, Gentry Fortuno added, “We’ve had above the clouds when it he added. The team is focused, comes to their baseball team. Not playing great baseball, and the tight games pretty much all year, only are the Falcons off to the best talent level is unparalleled …….. all but the team has come through. Our pitching and defense is always start in school history, but they’re there, and that’s really what’s going fresh off a well- earned victory to win games for us. I’m excited to over Archbishop McCarthy, the nation’s No. 1 team for most of the see how far we’re going to go”. Fortuno (7-0, 0.74 ERA) and season and four-time defending Rodriguez (4-0), 0.68 ERA) are the state champion. Coach Ray Evans backbone Coach Evans’ pitching has his talented team ready for staff. The infield tandem of a run at the school’s fourth state shortstop Andres Rios and second championship in its storied baseball baseman Luis Baranco is the core history. of a stellar defense. The pair of Presently ranked No. 4 in Max defensive magicians have gotten Preps National Rankings, and their pitchers out of trouble more sporting a 20-1 record, Flanagan the necessary ingredients needed than once during the season. plays host to the District 13-8A for a 8A State Championship! The bats of Oscar Rodriguez (.439 Championship. The team opened Pitcher Chris Rodriguez, one BA, 4 HR, and 20 RBI), Eric Rivera with the No. 4 seed McArthur. “I of ten seniors on the team said, can’t tell you we expected to be as “Before the season started, I saw us (.436 BA, 10 RBI), Ryan Dodge (.413 good as we are record wise right being where we are now. I feel like BA, 4 HR, 18 RBI), and Miguel Presno (.383 BA, 9 RBI) have done now, but we expected to be playing if we keep playing the way we are the way we’re playing”, said Coach and stay focused, we’re going to go the most damage at the plate. Last season had a bad ending. Evans. “You could blink an eye a long way and be the that’s going The loss to Jupiter in the regional finals did nothing but fuel the team with a renewed motivation to not allow this to happen in 2014. “It was a bad ending to a really good year last year”, Coach Evans said. “It didn’t sit well. It’s gives you a sick feeling in your stomach when you end a season like that”, he added. A state title would put to rest any, and all, sick feelings about last years ending. This Flanagan team is definitely on a mission …… and that mission won’t be complete until the team hoists that 13-8A State Championship trophy!
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Park Trails Elementary School May News
By Erica Cukierman
ur 2013-2014 school year is almost complete and what a fantastic year it has been. Although we are nearing the end, there are still more opportunities to participate in more fun and exciting events at Park Trails Elementary School. Come join your PTE family for Run for Recess, a fun evening raising money to add new playground equipment, refurbish and replace existing pieces, and remove the sand and replace it with a rubber surface, making it accessible to every child. The event will be held on Friday, May 2 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Park Trails Elementary. Email Vicki and Erika at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. One of the most anticipated Park Trails’ events is almost here, so mark your calendars! Tuesday, May 20 from 6 pm to 8 pm will be our Annual Cultural Arts Night. There will be musical performances, along with the display of amazing works of art created by the students, and much more. A special thank you to everyone involved in our April events. Math & Science Night hosted by our neighboring Publix, Florida Panther Hockey Fundraiser, Park Trails Performs, and the Scholastic Spring Book Fair were all a huge success. Please note, school is closed for Teacher Planning on Friday, May 23 and Monday, May 26 for Memorial Day. The last day of school will be Thursday, June 5. As we say hello to summer, we’d like to thank the entire PTE family for their continued support. Park Trails wishes our 5th graders well as they enter middle school and we wish all of our returning, new and former students a safe, fun and happy summer!
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CONCUSSIONS ARE NO GAME May Happenings at Heron Heights Elementary School
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t’s the last few weeks before summer, let’s finish strong.
FCAT testing continues for 5th grade from May 1st through May 7th. Remember to get a good night sleep and have a good breakfast especially during test week. Science Night will now be held on Wednesday, May 7 at 6 pm. The last SAC/SAF meeting of the school year will be on May 14 at 2:30 pm. The next day, May 15, is Dunkin’ Donuts Day, remember to stop by and drop your receipt in the Heron Heights Elementary School box. There will be no school on May 25th, it is a planning day for staff. On Monday, May 26, school will be out in observance of Memorial Day. The last event of May is on the 27th when the Spring Chorus Concert will take place at 6:30 pm. Be sure to attend this event! Enjoy these last few weeks at Heron Heights Elementary!
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MEMORIAL DAY ……. REMEMBERING OUR FALLEN HEROES
By Brian Weidenbacher emorial Day is a US federal holiday celebrated every year on the final Monday of May. It’s a day of remembering the men and women that have perished while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated following the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in that horrible four-year battle. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, predominantly to honor those that have died while serving in military service. On this historic occasion, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff, and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women that have given their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, resolving not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight “for liberty and justice for all”. For many Americans, the central event of the day is attending a memorial service, or one of the thousands of parades in large and small cities all over the country. Most of these feature marching bands and an overall military theme, with the National Guard and other servicemen participating along with the veterans and military vehicles from various wars. This magnificent day can be spent in many ways commemorating and remembering our fallen heroes. These brave and dedicated men and women have given their lives for their country, our freedom, and hopefully, not in vain. Their courage is defined by loyalty and honor. May their souls rest in our hearts, as well as our thoughts, FOREVER!
Beginners’ Reading Workshop
his summer the Reading and Learning Clinic of Coral Springs, Inc. will be offering a program dedicated to beginning readers, entitled “Kids Who Read Succeed.” Educators agree that early success at reading acquisition is one of the keys that unlocks a lifetime of reading habits. The program will include reading instruction containing a balance of activities designed to improve word recognition, including phonics instruction, and reading meaningful text. Phonics will be taught as part of the text because it can help children attain automatic visual recognition of spelling patterns within words for word recognition. Writing activities will also be included because they effect overall reading ability in a positive way. Comprehension strategies will focus on material that is relevant to children as well as the material the children read themselves. Children entering kindergarten and first grade in the fall will benefit from the program. Two classes will be offered. The first session will run from June 16-27 and session three will be held from July 28 through August 8. Each class will meet Monday through Friday from 1:30-3:30 PM. Class enrollment is limited to ten students. To find out more information about this program, please call The clinic at (954) 755-0299.
May News at Riverglades Elementary School By Pam Ofstein
t’s May already and our Riverglades 2013-2014 school year is almost complete. It’s been an awesome year and what can we say, time flies when you are learning and having fun. But don’t put your calendars away yet, there are lots of events planned for the end of the year! There is a lot of reading and creativity going on here this month. The Scholastic Book Fair once again visits Riverglades the beginning of May. It’s a great week to get those books for spring and summer. Then on May 8th, Cultural Arts Night is on! We are excited to show off one of our largest events showcasing artwork from each Riverglades students. This night is really a work of art and offers hands-on interactive art kiosks for the children to explore their creative side. Our Riverglades Elementary staff rocks and we know it! During the week of May 12th through May 16th, we will show our appreciation for all their hard work. On May 13th, the staff will be recognized with a wonderful luncheon for all those who support us throughout the year. And our PTA End of the Year Luncheon will be hosted on May 14th to give a special thanks to all of you who have supported Riverglades throughout year. On May 19th, the Safety Patrol and Morning Announcement Lunch will be held. This is the time to thank all those hard working fifth graders for their volunteer time to Riverglades and give them a big thank you– and yummy lunch. In addition (we have a lot of thanks to acknowledge), on May 20th, all Riverglades volunteers will be recognized. Join us for a celebratory volunteer breakfast – you deserve it. As June rolls in, a few dates to remember and mark down include: the STAR breakfast and Fifth Grade Celebration on June 4th; and of course the Last Day of School on June 5th (don’t forget to celebrate with visiting Yogurt Craze). Thank you all for a wonderful year at Riverglades. We look forward to the upcoming school year and continuing to educate our favorite people – our kids. If you need more PTA information, don’t forget to log on to the Riverglades PTA website at http://www. rivergladeselementarypta.org. Have a wonderful and safe summer!
Read! Read! Read! Motivating Your Child To Read More!
ould you like to see your child pick up a book and read for enjoyment? If so, an inspiring and exciting summer reading program offered at the Reading and Learning Clinic of Coral Springs, Inc. will make this possible. The emphasis on the class will be on teaching reading through strong literature based books. Students will choose reading materials that foster motivation to read. They will explore reading strategies through discussions and oral book reading done in the context of sharing. Encouraging students personal responses to literature will improve their ability to construct meaning and strengthen their comprehension abilities. Reading rates will be taught through an explicit speedreading program utilizing computers for visual eye movements. Ultimately, the program will teach students the value of reading. Then they can recognize their own potential as learners. Two sessions are offered. Session 1 runs from June 16 through June 27 (4:30-6:00), Session 3 meets from July 28 - August 8. Classes will be held Monday through Friday (1:30-3:00). Grades (3-8) will benefit from this program. Enrollment is limited to 10 students. Don’t miss out on this unique learning opportunity! Call the Reading and Learning Clinic today at (954) 755-0299.
Help For Struggling Readers
he Reading and Learning Clinic of Coral Springs is offering a class designed to give problem readers a whole new chance. The program is called Reading Mastery, and it is offered for students in grades 2-5 who are struggling readers. Students in the program learn basic decoding and comprehension skills. Decoding is taught through an explicit phonics method that stresses letter sounds, and blending. Students practice decoding by reading word lists and stories, both aloud and silently. Comprehension activities include a variety of literal and interpretive questions. Students also learn basic reasoning skills, such as making inferences and drawing conclusions. The daily reading selections include realistic fiction, fantasy and factual articles. The Reading Mastery program is designed so that students are given directed reading lessons and are constantly tested as they progress through each level. This is accomplished by constant application and review. Two classes are offered. The first session runs from June 16-27 and the third session runs from July 28- August 8. Each class meets Monday through Friday from 3:30-5:30pm. Enrollment is limited to ten students. Call the Reading and Learning Clinic today to reserve a space! (954) 755-0299.
ext Stop Broadway, in conjunction with the Coral Springs Institute for the Performing Arts, is now accepting registration for the exciting 2014 Summer Camp sessions! Our first-rate youth theater program has its permanent home at one of South Florida’s finest performing arts center: The Coral Springs Center for the Arts. Starting June 9, the camp will run until August 2014, when students will top off each sessionwith a full-scale production. The program is categorized by age and is taught by our CSI seasoned professionals. Students will take part in acting, dancing and singing, as well as other fun camp activities. Cynthia O’Brien, the program’s Artistic Director, says this program not only focuses on art but also encourages powerful people.“We don’t just put on plays. We train people how to succeed,” she says. “I’ve seen so many students become aware of their own self-
strength. It takes 80 percent hard work and 20 percent guts to succeed in life, no matter what job you do.” O’Brien, a respected actress, director, playwright and producer who has performed in various national Broadway touring productions, says the CSI program emerged in the 1990s after more and more liberal arts programs were cut from the public school system. The CSI program has since been committed to helping students fulfill their niche.
The three week sessions will be $705 and the 4 week session will be $940. Parents can reserve their child’s spot with a $99 deposit. Students in 9th grade or higher can enroll in our Teen Camp. This camp runs a full 5 weeks, from June 30 until August 1. The students will be putting on a full scale production for Young Frankenstein at the conclusion of the session.
Our Youth Camp is designed for children in first through eighth grade (ages 6-13). There will be three camp sessions, running from June 9 through August 15. Each camp session will end in a full scale theatrical production. This summer the three shows the campers will be performing will be: • Seussical the Musical June 9-June 27(3 Weeks) • The Little Mermaid June 30-July25(4 Weeks) • Sleeping BeautyJuly 28-August 15 (3 Weeks)
To register now or to receive more information about the camp, call the Coral Springs Center for the Arts Box Office at 954-344-5990. • Buy 2 Sessions get the Third 50% off (Save over $350!) • Only $99 to reserve a spot • All registered campers will be entered in a drawing to win 2 Floor Seats at One Direction on October 5! • Enroll two or more children and receive a 20% discount for the second child.
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Every child should have a mother to whom they can pour out their hearts and always count on her understanding, strength, loyalty, and confidence, as they seek her advice and help. Many people long to be such an inspiration to their children, possessing enough wisdom and love in guiding their young on life’s difficult journey. Roseann not only owns every quality mentioned above, but finds time to work as an agent for health-care, volunteers her time for Friends of Music, and, basically, is on the radar qualifying for sainthood. She is a remarkably versatile individual, with the heart and talent of a true professional. From humble beginnings growing up, Roseann hop-scotched the United States as a newlywed after leaving Rochester, NY, quickly rose in the corporate world, and carved her name in a business that flourished and became nationally known. During these trying times, she managed to work full-time, raise three wonderful children, and supply her family with the love and caring needed “to make a house a home”. It’s not only an honor to know this woman, but it’s a privilege for me to play a major part in her life. Anything I say, or write about Roseann, would be an understatement. Everyone that knows her, met her, or has dealings with her, is a better person because of her. A little light somewhere makes a bigger light everywhere …… Roseann’s light shines brightest!
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ary Help of Christians Catholic School in Parkland recently held its induction ceremony for the National Junior Honor Society. All qualified 7th and 8th graders were welcomed into this prestigious association. This is the largest group of new candidates ever selected in the history of this club at MHOC. Membership is considered an honor. Selection for membership is determined by five basic tenets of behavior, including character, leadership, scholarship, service and citizenship. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School principal Dr. Stephen Brown praised the students for this honor. “We are incredibly proud of our students and look forward to seeing great things from both our current and new Honor Society members throughout the remainder of this school year. Congratulations to all new members,” said Dr. Brown. Congratulations to our local students on their achievements!
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Security Officer Career By Robert M. Zajic, General Manager of Inter State Security Corporation
There are many misconceptions about security officers and what roles they play in society. Many feel security is a meaningless job and security officers are want-to-be cops or someone who lacks the skills to do something else. Truth is, to become a Florida state Robert Zajic licensed security officer you must attend a state certified school, complete 40 hours of classroom training and pass a written test with a score better than 70%; while some schools require an 85% or better to pass. After passing the test and receiving a certificate, fingerprints are sent to the FDLE and FBI for a full background check, only after this has been completed and approved are you permitted to work as a security officer. Thereafter, they are required to renew their license every 2 years with the State of Florida. There are several types of security officers and duties for which they are hired. Unarmed officers, which do not carry firearms, are the most popular. These are officers that are usually hired for gated communities, roving patrols and condominium lobbies. Depending on the property, they are mostly required to stop and identify guests entering the property to ensure they are expected. Essentially you have a security officer to regulate traffic entering the community. Security officers that carry firearms are considered “armed” and you will most likely find them in banks, stores, high crime areas and events.
Security is an integral part of the country’s workforce with over 1 million employed by contract companies in the United States. Currently, there are only a little over 700,000 sworn police officers. As a contract agency, I can say we work closely with several police agencies to help with investigations whenever possible, mostly by our video surveillance systems we install in our gatehouses. We have successfully aided the police on several occasions with information that resulted in an apprehension of criminals. Security is a position that is often used as a stepping stone to further one’s career in Law Enforcement. Being a security officer allows the person to understand how to deal with people and have first-hand experience with different situations, which may prepare them for law enforcement. Security personnel often are exposed to physical and psychological trauma that can have lasting effects. This has always been an issue, but todays more violent and angry culture combined with drug and alcohol-related violence results in more instances of security personnel being physically or verbally abused, and sometimes by the people that hire them. Despite this, we have had many of our security officers go onto successful careers with the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Police Departments, Federal Corrections and County Corrections Officers. Many security officers take their job serious and have been accredited with saving lives. Derrick Brun, an unarmed security guard employed by the Red Lake School District in Minnesota, was praised for his heroic role in protecting children during the 2005
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GUN WORLD OF SOUTH FLORIDA ……. HELPING WITH YOUR PROTECTION
un World of South Florida sets the standards when a civilian is considering purchasing a firearm for the safety of their lives, as well as their entire family. Knowledge of gun safety is one of the primary focuses that Gun World instills in every individual that makes a purchase at the finest controlled safety gun shop in South Florida. Classes on professional firearms training is conducted on site by trained instructors. All employees and trainers have served in the military or in law enforcement. Courses focus on personal protection, and range from the Introduction of Handguns to Advanced Concealed Weapons, and are taught in a premier state-of-the-art facility. The customer friendly service and knowledgeable employees certainly separate Gun World from their competitors. The establishment is fully stocked with a large selection of firearms, pepper spray and other self-defense products, and offers a professional staff to assist you with all your questions concerning firearms by trained specialists. “We have the best trainers in South Florida”, said Randy Waltuch, owner of Gun world of South Florida. “We have over 210 years of combined experience, and we do whatever we need to make sure our customers are satisfied with their purchase and training”, Randy added. “I am a customer service oriented business owner. There is no better feeling than to have an unhappy customer enter our store, turn him into a happy individual with expert service and understanding, and have them come leave smiling. We are customer service friendly. Unlike other gun stores, we take the time to speak to our clients and answer their questions”, Randy added. As opposed to other shooting ranges, Gun World has a fully climate controlled areas, complete with a top quality air system that provides clients with an advanced air filtration that keeps the place at 72 degrees year round. Additionally, two extra wide shooting ranges are provided, along with classrooms for their educational courses. Customers can also relax in the large, comfortable customer lounge during breaks, that also provides a full view of the range.
Gun World of South Florida is a 13,000 square foot facility located at 1700 South Powerline Road in Deerfield Beach that carries a wide selection of inventory to make your selection easy and affordable. Gun World’s clients range in age and gender, and in many cases senior citizens and seniors have enlisted for classes. For additional information about Gun World and the services offered, call 954-596-0526. You can also visit their website at www.gunworldofsfl.com. Gun World of South Florida ….. Helping you protect what matters most! By Brian Weidenbacher
SAFETY TIPS for YOUR FAMILY: 1) Take ammunition out of the gun 2) Lock the gun and keep it out of reach of kids. Hiding the gun is not enough. 3) Lock ammunition and store it apart from the gun 4) Store the lock box or safe for the gun and the ammunition in a different area from where you store household keys. Keep out of reach of children. 5) When handing or cleaning a gun, adults should never leave the gun unattended.
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CORAL SPRINGS SPINE AND NERVE …
By Dr. Craig Kuhlmeier
MULTI-TARGET DEVICE ….. FIGHTS ACHES AND PAINS
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.
Dr. Craig Kuhlmeier & Dr. Aliyah Stotter D.C. are the owners of Coral Springs Spine & Nerve, located at 9720 West Sample Road in Coral Springs. Call the 24 hour Helpline at 954-752-7373, and start on your way to a healthier you.
Larry Berfond Owner of International Jewelers Exchange LARRY BERFOND ……. ENGAGING, FUN, AND ONE OF A KIND THE GRASS ROOTS BEGINNING OF INTERNATIONAL JEWELERS EXCHANGE PARTS ONE & TWO OF A SERIES By Brian Weidenbacher
When I was informed about a chance meeting that was going to take place with Larry Berfond, I had absolutely no idea what was going to take place. After nearly three hours in his office and a lunch break, I realized that trying to condense his life’s story to this point was an impossible task. To properly write about his accomplishments and life travels, the “story” would be about the length of War and Peace. During Larry’s college days, he worked for two years as a “coconcert” promoter on Long Island for Sly and The Family Stone ….. and the journey began. From there, his life took off and the doors of a different world opened for him. In 1969 he opened Yorkville Glass and China, a fine China glassware shop, supplying restaurants, the public (including movies and TV set such as The Godfather and the Exorcist), and the United Nations Consulates. By the time 1973 arrived, Larry was off to Florida and the adventure really unfolded. He opened additional China and Glassware Shops (Yorkville China and Glass in 1973). Soon, realizing that most people ate out and didn’t require dishes etc., he started Corner of the World Wine and Cheese in Tamarac. By the time 1974 arrived, Mr. Berfond’s Corner of the World led to Fine Wine Knowledge and Catering (Cartwheels). Many unique experiences and opportunities arose from this company. Larry began catering wine and cheese events for Miami celebrities on a regular basis, including William Paley (CBS TV / Warner Bros / Miami Seaquarium), and Jackie Gleason and The Inverrary Classic serving Presidents and luminaries visiting the yearly event. As the years rolled on by, Larry got the restaurant bug and in 1977 opened Lo-Cal Express Restaurant in Boca Raton. This “lowcalorie” dining restaurant served Pita Bread Sandwiches and Salads, something unheard of and way before its time in the restaurant business. In 1979, Larry opened “Night Train”, which exploded onto “the” dining and music scene in Boca Raton, featuring guitarists and fine wines, while infusing his daytime supply of healthy foods into the mix. The “idea man’s” creations led the newspapers to dub him, “Nouvelle Cuisine Found in Florida” (the new upcoming trend by Food Critics) ….. the place went crazy! Following the birth of his child, Larry decided that he did not want to work day and night, and “retired” at the age of 30. Like most
people that retire at an early age, the itch for something new and exciting entered Larry’s realm of thought. What was next for this man of constant movement? Was his baptismal into the food world just a stepping stone for bigger and better accomplishments? Could a new adventure bring him to the pinnacle of his never-ending creations? Larry realized that he wasn’t ready to “pack it in”, and the wheels started to spin. What comes next might surprise most people, but after sitting down with this creative genius, I was ready for anything. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. This first part of Larry Berfond’s tale is just the tip of the iceberg……. and it’s a BIG iceberg! So now it’s 1988 and Berfond opens Café D’Estournel (French Food with a Twist) opposite the Waterfalls, by Inverrary on Oakland Park Boulevard. The restaurant served French cuisine, which was anything but French, since it was basically Larry’s creations combining ideas from all his favorite dishes to harvest a menu that was interesting and exciting. The place exploded ….. Southern Wine and Spirits, the nation’s largest distributors of fine wines, brought their celebrities and food experts to this unparalleled establishment and Berfond soon became “the toast of town”. Paired with Southern Wine and Spirits, a monthly Wine Tasting Vintner Dinner Event was fashioned, once again proving that this“trend setter” was an unstoppable force. Luminaries from different wineries would bring their wines, and Larry paired the “grape delights” with five or six course meals, while teaching interested individuals about the joy of wines. “Blackening” became an integral part of the restaurant’s reputation, thanks to the guidance of renowned New Orleans Chef Paul Prudhomme. Once again, Larry’s mind and diligent work produced a movement that other restaurants have copied, but never equaled. Since Fort Lauderdale was the “Capital of Spring Break” in years past, Larry opened “A Spring Break Fiasco” that basically did not have a name. The money was great, but it wasn’t for him. The short-lived place lasted only one season (3 months), and Berfond was out of there faster than a fat kid playing dodgeball. That was quick, especially since Larry couldn’t run out of sight in a year! Following this fiasco, Berfond loaded up his equipment and opened a “wine themed California cuisine restaurant” in Davie called Silverado Café 1991. Once again, this restaurant was a groundbreaking experiment never before witnessed in this area. With lettuce, various herbs, and spices literally growing on the walls of the establishment, customers had the feel of dining in a quaint California restaurant in the Napa Valley. But, problems arose again. Despite being voted as one of the 7 top restaurants in Florida, Larry’s mom was extremely ill, and the hours were long, making it very difficult to balance everything. So a coin was tossed to see whether his partner, or he, would be leaving …… Larry left! After his departure, a supplier, whose family owned the majority of fish farms in Norway, got in touch with Berfond, and together opened Two Chef’s Seafood, a wholesale market in Coral Springs. They supplied every Sushi Restaurant and “fine dining” restaurant with Norwegian salmon. Larry began smelling like a sardine after cleaning thousands of pounds of salmon daily, and decided to make an early exit from the business. Besides, his band-mates seemed to keep their distance while rehearsing at their homes. One of his friends offered, “Why don’t you create a cologne? You can call it Essence of the Sea”. As can be seen from his past, Larry bounces back faster than a “super ball” off a wall. The past was fun, but the future will be a rat race …… and believe me, the rats won’t win this marathon!
As We See It…
Price it low and let it go, or price it high and hope they buy?
A r e C e r t a i n Fo o d s A T h r e at O u r Pe t ’s L i ve s ?
oday in our fast food world, many of our foods are processed in large manufacturing plants instead of our own kitchens. These facilities are able to handle millions of pounds of a variety of foods a year, many running continuously, twenty-four hours a day. When you are handling this much food, the chances for confusion and contamination are greatly increased. In an effort to protect the general public, our government has set guidelines. One of those guidelines is for zero pathogens in select foods which also includes pet foods. Foods that are naturally raised and naturally produced are consumed by every creature on this planet without any cooking or processing. Do these foods, including raw plants and animals contain pathogens? Are E.Coli, Salmonella, and other living organisms really as dangerous as we have been led to believe? Most of these pathogens are naturally occurring organisms and are ingested by all life forms universally. If they were that harmful, wouldn’t the planet be devoid of life? Diarrhea, vomiting and gastric discomfort, usually following a meal is often diagnosed as food poisoning. These same symptoms also represent the body’s natural method of housecleaning most toxins. In fact, if you read the warning labels on most medications along with household and lawn products, these symptoms are always listed as side effects. In many cases, it is even recommended that you induce vomiting or a method of cleansing. This is a first line of the body’s defense.
A diagnosis of E Coli or Salmonella is usually made with little or no testing being done and when testing is done, just the presence of the pathogen is not an accurate confirmation of disease. In fact, most recalls are for suspected pathogen contamination and result in few people or pets being affected and no conclusive evidence of the cause. Currently, there are ongoing worldwide studies indicating that these pathogens are necessary and beneficial to sustain life itself. These pathogens actually carry nutritious body building qualities as well as neutralize and remove other dangerous toxins. So why is there urgency for all this processing and is it really safer for us? Is it better to use toxic synthetic chemicals than to consume what is produced naturally? For instance, many processors spray foods with a number of disinfectants such as chlorine. Have you ever added bleach to your favorite recipe? Animal’s bodies are designed to protect and heal themselves. Stomach acid will destroy and aid in the digestion of even the most virulent of pathogens. If however, we change that normal gastric chemistry with medications such as antacids and antibiotics, we lower the body’s defense and also the immune system. When you acquire “zero pathogens,” it means less nutritious foods. The addition of toxins, the destruction of vitamins, enzymes and nutrients make the food less beneficial and harder to digest. Even minimal processing such as grinding of meat and cutting of fruits and vegetables accelerates oxidation that not only
changes the taste but breaks down the nutrients. Synthetic nutrients and additional flavors must be added for enhancement however, this definitely lowers quality. In pet foods, many consumers are under the impression that kibble is a safer product than fresh food. Kibble is actually one of the most highly processed foods on the market with almost all the ingredients in it being processed as well. When you read the ingredient label, if you cannot buy it in the food section of your supermarket, then it’s not food or it’s processed. Some national brands are 90% or more non-food. All the additives and processing render the food as difficult to digest and actually plug up the system similar to having a clogged drain. Please realize that almost all recalls of all foods and pet foods are mostly processed brands. In conclusion, yes, the quest for pathogen free foods can potentially be fatal to our pets. We must remember that nature has provided a pretty perfect system that has worked for centuries. Can we really improve on what we were naturally given? Which choice would you trust? Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL and co-hosts of the PetHealthCafe.com radio show. Our 40 years in the animal field has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients on a daily basis. We can be reached at www. PetHealthCafe.com or 800-940-7387
when calculating Real Estate value are our comparables, or ‘comps’. Comparable home sales in your community will give a good understanding as to fair market value for a particular home. Understanding what buyers are paying for however is a crucial step when strategizing. Simply viewing a sales price, beds and square footage is not enough, many factors need to be reviewed and understood. Upgrades, Lots, Views, Pools, etc. are all factors that will have a significant role in a homes value. Price per square foot is a start, Understanding your but it’s certainly not the end game homes true value when deciding list or prospective Unlike the stock market, commodi- sales price. Owners and agents must ties trading, or simply the price of take into consideration factors that will increase or decrease value based milk, there isn’t any “set” value for Real Estate. We have different on comparables. Be proud of what and separate values to review, but your home offers, and don’t be afraid to ask a premium for your upgrades no true calculation of fair market value when discussing Real Estate. or lot features. When the original builder sold the home, premiums Sure, we have averages and comwere added for these items, why parables to review – but besides shouldn’t they be now? that, if seeking true market value Know what you’re we are simply left to our own up against devices. This can be a hindrance An often-overlooked piece of the or can be beneficial depending on pie when pricing is to understand how you strategize your homes what you will be up against when sale. If evaluated correctly your listed. What other homes are curhome will sell in a speedy timerently in inventory when you are goframe and for top dollar. Done ing to market? A simple tip to help wrong and you’ll be leaving thousands in your buyers pockets. understand your competition is to see it! Football coaches spend hours Take these considerations into account when estimating fair market studying the opposing team before game day to understand their oppovalue for your home. nents weaknesses and strengths, why Understand your not do the same? Once an estimated Comparables price range is reached, spend some The number one factor we have time reviewing what buyers will be
seeing before or after touring your home. What benefits do you have over others and vice-versa. Obtaining top dollar takes knowing the competition and reacting to it effectively. What does Uncle Sam say your home is worth? We all get tax bills and as you know these bills are calculated on value of property. What many homeowners don’t realize is that the county sets values according to market conditions as well. While the value cannot be consistently up to date as it is completed on an annual basis, it gives a good starting point to understanding what your home is worth. The county appraiser will show two separate values – Just Market Value and Assessed SOH value. A quick study of information provided by the county will tell you that ‘Assessed Value’ should sit at about 80% - 90% of your homes current fair market value. Use their calculations to your advantage; at the very least it will let you know what range to not price below. With due diligence and proper guidance acquiring your homes value is not as hard as some may think. Use these tips and tools to understand where you actually sit in today’s market. Your home may be worth more then you or others think!
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BILL DALY INSURANCE … 37 YEARS OF FRIENDLY SERVICE
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
ONLY THE BEST FIREARMS AND ACCESSORIES ….. SIMPLY THE BEST By Brian Weidenbacher
nly The Best Firearms and Accessories offers their customers what everyone wants and needs …… quality products, great service, a knowledgeable staff, and the absolute best prices in the business. The dealership is a Full Service Class III Dealer, which automatically guaranteeing them as qualified, and responsible, in the field of firearms. Only The Best Firearms and Accessories offers private shooting lessons taught by trained, accomplished certified professionals taught in a controlled atmosphere. There is also an “in-house” gunsmith on premises for your convenience. Open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday (10 AM to 6 PM), and
Sunday (12 PM to 5 PM), Only The Best is there when you decide to make that important purchase. Conveniently located at 750 East Sample Road, Building 1, Bay 6 in Pompano Beach, Only The Best will answer all your questions, ease your mind, and satisfy your concerns when it comes to that vital acquisition. The qualified staff insures every purchase, and guarantees that obtaining a weapon will be done in a safe environment. Founded in 2001, Only The Best Firearms and Accessories has established itself as a leader in investment grade weapons. Only The Best carries not only the newest models of Title I small arms, but also has Title II weapons from WW I, to the finest in modern
combat arms used in today’s military. Only The Best Firearms and Accessories is recognized for their excellent customer service and abundant selection of instock inventory. The staff at Only The Best Firearms and Accessories look forward to assisting you with all your sporting and collecting needs. Call them today at 954-545-1321 with any questions or inquires you may have. You can also visit their website at www.OnlyTheBest Firearms. com. Only The Best Firearms and Accessories …… your one stop shop for firearms and accessories! see page 58
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May 7- Wednesday Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce LUNCH and LEARN, 11:30 am to 1 pm at Broward College, 9441 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs Call 954-752-4242.
May 9- Friday Coral Springs Relay for Life, 6 pm at Coral Springs High School, 7201 W Sample Rd, Coral Springs Call 239-287-1899. City of Coconut Creek Homegrown Concert- County Line Road, 7 pm to 8:30 pm at Coconut Creek Community Center, 1100 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek Call 954-545-6670. May 10- Saturday CommuniTea, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Marriott at Heron Bay, 11775 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs Call 954-344-1063. May 11- Sunday Happy Mother’s Day! May 12- Monday Think with Vocal Trash, 10 am at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs Call 954-344-5990. May 15- Thursday Gipsy Kings with Ole’ Noys, 8 pm at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. May 16- Friday Coral Springs Mayor’s Office Hours at Whole Foods, 9 am to 10 am at Whole Foods Market, 810 N. University Drive, Coral Springs Call 954-344-5911.
Introducing Atmos Rx®
SMOKE STASH ……. FOR ALL YOUR SMOKING NEEDS By Brian Weidenbacher
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 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!
Stop by and see Shawn at 6418 N. University Drive, Tamarac For more information, call 954-718-9000 56 OTN May 2014
INCREDIBLE PRICES, TREMENDOUS SERVICE
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, tuneups, 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 954-969-9111 for all your auto needs. Discount Tire and Auto Repair ……. Taking care of your car’s needs, while saving you headaches and money! See our coupon savings in the OTN Coupon Book in center.
r a d n e l C aof events May 16- Friday Lady Antebellum, 8 pm at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood. Visit www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl.com. May 17- Saturday Leaders Recognizing Leaders 5th Annual Leaders Gala, 4 pm to 8 pm at Country Club of Coral Springs, 10800 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs Call 954-305-1984. Cher with Special Guest Cyndi Lauper, 7:30 pm at BB&T Center, Sunrise Visit www.thebbtcenter.com. Pet Care Day, 10 am to 2 pm at Barkland Dog Park, 9245 Ranch Road, Parkland Call 954-753-5040. May 20- Tuesday Park Trails Elementary Cultural Arts Night, 6 pm to 8 pm at Park Trails Elementary School, 10700 Trails End, Parkland Call 754-322-7800. May 21-Wednesday RBN meeting on May 21st @ 6:00 Complimentary Dinner & Networking Dolly Rump (954)282-4899 May 23- Friday Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour, 8 pm at BB&T Center, Sunrise; the show runs on May 24th. Visit www.thebbtcenter.com.
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May 24- Saturday Coral Springs Mega Green Market, 8:30 am to 2 pm at Downtown Coral Springs, 9400 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs Call 561-929-0237. May 26- Monday Memorial Day City of Coral Springs Memorial Day Celebration, 9 am at Veterans Park, 8601 Royal Palm Boulevard, Coral Springs Call 954-345-2200. City of Coconut Creek Memorial Day Ceremony, 9 am at Veterans Park, 3550 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek Visit www.coconutcreek.net. May 31- Saturday Coral Springs Mega Green Market, 8:30 am to 2 pm, at Downtown Coral Springs, 9400 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs Call 561-929-0237.
ONLY $20 TO ANYONE WHO NEEDS HELP BUT HAS NEVER BEEN TO A CHIROPRACTOR BEFORE (Or Hasn’t Been In a Long Time)
Dear Friend, If you’ve ever thought about going to a chiropractor but you’ve hesitated because you weren’t sure it was right for you, please read on… My name is Dr. Aliyah Stotter, I’d like to show my appreciation for the warm welcome the community has shown me by announcing May 1st - May 31st as Community Appreciation Month. It’s my way of saying THANK YOU to the people who have been so helpful and mean so much. I hope this will benefit you and yours. I’ve agreed to “giveaway” (to anybody who asks for it) $200 worth of my services for only $20. That’s Right - $20. I’ve helped many people in the Coral Springs, Parkland and North Broward area feel better and live healthier, more productive lives through chiropractic care. I would now like to introduce you to the many benefits my profession has to offer. For instance, chiropractic care may be able to help you if you’re suffering from any of the following conditions. • Migraine headaches • Lower-back pain • Sciatica • Carpal Tunnel • Neck pain • Arm Numbness • Arthritis • Herniated Discs • Degenerative Discs • “Whiplash” And a whole host of other problems, ranging from dizziness to ringing in the ears. These symptoms can be caused whenever the vertebrae in your spine are out of alignment because this “misalignment” directly affects your nervous system. Fortunately, if you’re suffering from such problems or similar conditions right now, they may be relieved or eliminated by proper chiropractic treatment (commonly called “adjustments”). So if you’ve always wanted to “check out” chiropractic care and see what it can do for you, now is the best time to do so because… Right now $20 will get you all the services I normally charge my new patients $200 for!
For a Limited Time Only
May 1st - May 31st $20.00 will get you all of the services. I normally charge new patients $200.00 for!! What does this offer include? Everything. Take a look at what you’ll get… • An in-depth private consultation about your health and well being • A chiropractic spinal examination…
• A set of specialized X-rays to determine if a misalignment in your spine is causing your pain or symptoms… (Nobody gives these kinds of X-rays FREE. They would usually cost you at least $100)… • An analysis of your X-rays and spinal exam results so we can see what needs to be done to help. • Helpful literature that shows how your body works and why you experience pain. • Answers to all your most probing questions about chiropractic care and what it can do for you... The appointment won’t take long at all. And like I said, we normally charge $200 for this (most of which just covers the cost of the set of X-rays). But now, as part of this one time offer, you can come in and find out for certain if you need chiropractic care and how it can help you eliminate the pain you’re feeling. Before you come in, though, you’ll probably want to know a little bit more about me.
MEET THE DOCTOR:
Prior to obtaining my Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University in Marietta, GA, I received my bachelors of Biology degree. I am nationally and state board certified in Chiropractic and Physiotherapy. Originally from Florida, I stayed in Georgia and opened a successful chiropractic practice after graduating. I have a deep passion for and am a speaker on women’s health issues such as fibromyalgia, migraine headaches and pregnancy. I am a very proud mother of 2 beautiful sons, who are 2 years old and 4 years old. My husband and I are a great chiropractic team that work side by side in our beautiful office to help educate and bring health to our community, by utilizing the latest techniques and therapies.
DOES CHIROPRACTIC REALLY WORK
Absolutely! When you come in I’ll provide you with studies that show why chiropractic is a preferred method of treatment. But what provides the best “proof” on how well chiropractic works is what the patient says about it.
“I have been suffering from neuropathy for about two years. One day I discovered the CSSN ad and I was so thankful. I dealt with horrible burning and discomfort all over my feet. As soon as I began my treatments, the burning wasn’t nearly as bad. Getting well has given me such a positive outlook for the future. My family is extremely happy I found help. The atmosphere in CSSN is great, everyone is kind, helpful, and provides good service. I am thankful I have finally found someone that can help you.” -God Bless, Ann Cimino Retired, Pompano Beach
STIFF NECK & LOW BACK PAIN
“Originally my stiff neck and lower back pain that was shooting down my leg brought me to Coral Springs Spine & Nerve. Within just a few treatments my neck was feeling fine. Ongoing treatment has helped my back also, and now I have full range of motion in my neck, which I did not have before treatment. One thing I have learned about lifetime wellness is that it is better to live without pain than to suffer through it. All of my symptoms have improved greatly. I don’t have a stiff neck anymore and the shooting pain down my leg is gone. I can enjoy activities with the family now. The doctors and staff are like family, and CSSN is warm and welcoming. Everyone strives to make me feel better. What has amazed me most about Chiropractic Care is that I have had chiropractic care in the past, but everyone here works together to help the patient.” -Thank You, Miriam Liebman Customer Care, Coral Springs
“Before coming to CSSN, I had arm pain for 3 months. Chiropractic care has helped lessen my pain. Now I can sleep on my left side and my stomach, which I could not do before. I used to love playing golf, but the pain in my arm stopped me from playing. Now I can play golf again. The atmosphere at CSSN is friendly and professional. What has amazed me the most about chiropractic care is the number of people that need the care and the range of ages of the patients getting chiropractic care.” -God Bless, Ann Cimino, Retired, Coral Springs
NECK PAIN & HEADACHES
“Neck pain and headaches was what brought me into Coral Springs Spine and Nerve. Chiropractic care has helped me sleep better and has decreased the pain and headaches. I can now exercise a bit better and I am able participate in more activities with my kids! I have found myself being happier and looking forward to getting better every time I come in. The atmosphere in the office is wonderful… The staff is amazing and they always make me feel like family!! It’s amazing how much the Dr.’s care about each patient.” -Thank you, Alexandra Duran, Teacher Aide, Coral Springs
GUARANTEE OF GREAT SERVICE
Obliviously we can’t guarantee results. No one can. But here is one guarantee we can give you and that’s a guarantee to give our best effort.
LIMITED TIME OFFER
Possibly the only such offer this year! Obviously, with an offer like this we can’t afford to do it for very long, so we’ve picked the month of May 1st - May 31st. If you’d like to take us up on our offer and see what chiropractic can do for you, all you have to do is call our office and set up an appointment. Call our 24-hour help line @ 954-7527373, tell the receptionist you’d like to come in for the Special Introductory Examination during the month of May 1st - May 31st. I expect to get flooded with appointments for this event, so please call me as soon as possible to be sure that you don’t miss out. Thank you so very much, and I look forward to helping you get rid of your pain so you can start living a healthier, more productive life. God Bless, Dr. Aliyah Stotter, D.C. P.S. Ignoring your pain won’t make it go away. Chiropractic care could help get rid of your pain quickly and easily. And now you have no excuse not to get started, because we’re going to give you over $200 worth of “start-up” services for only $20! This offer may never be repeated, so please don’t put it off if you’re currently in pain and need help. Now is the time to do something about it.
Call Our 24-Hour Help Line Today 954-752-7373
Coral Springs Spine & Nerve 9720 West Sample Road, Coral Springs FL. 33065
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