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lubLink, a Canadian-born corporation, is conveying an exciting form of golf membership to individuals, families, or groups, that has taken the sport to new and electrifying heights. The concept is simple...join, and become a member at over 50 golf courses in North America. ClubLink courses represent some of the supreme efforts by renowned course architects and consultants, including Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Tom Fazio, Fred Couples, Curtis Strange, Mark McCumber, Ron Garl, Ken Venturi, and Mark o’Meara. If you become a ClubLink member, the unique concept provides you with reciprocal access to each and every ClubLink owned course. Several of the ClubLink courses have been selected by the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour as tournament sites. Locally, Heron Bay Golf Club has played host to six editions of the Honda Classic on the PGA Tour, and is the current home of the Dixie Amateur Championship. ClubLink is committed to providing every member, and their guests, with a wonderful experience, on and off the course, while providing the finest service available.

by Brian Weidenbacher Not only are ClubLink members entitled to play some of the top courses anywhere, but are guaranteed benefits and amenities not available through traditional golf club memberships, including: • Access to ALL clubs in Southeast Florida, Sun City (Tampa), and Canada • Interest-free financing of membership fees • Preferred tee time access at your home course • 7-day advanced biking privileges • No assessment fees • Complimentary lockers and club storage • Complimentary handicap service • Complimentary range balls (daytime only at Heron Bay) • Exclusive Member Value Pricing program on all golf merchandise • No food and beverage minimum • Specially trained PGA professionals • Golfers of all ages are welcome to join • Banquets, weddings, and meeting room and corporate function discounts • All-inclusive cart plan options Palm-Aire (Cypress, Oaks, and Palm courses), Heron Bay, and Woodlands (East and West courses), are three entities, featuring six outstanding tracks owned

by ClubLink in our immediate area. A recent Media Day golf event held at Woodlands proved to be a fantastic selling tool for the organization. Jim Greene, Regional Sales Manager for Corporate Events, and John Hand, Regional Membership Sales Manager, presented the ClubLink family, course, and amenities in a manner that few could equal. From the moment our group arrived at the Woodlands, until we depart late into the evening, the service, course conditions, and hospitality proved to be unmatched by other golf establishments. ClubLink makes it easy, convenient, and most of all affordable, for everyone to join their ever-growing family and enjoy six outstanding championship courses, coupled with an array of exceptional club amenities and services.

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• Contents • Parkland / Coral Springs / Coconut Creek & Surrounding Areas • November 2013 Issue 67 (828)

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ach and every one of us hold certain belongings very close to our hearts. A Picasso painting that is irreplaceable, a necklace that has been in your family for decades. Imagine how you would feel if your wedding ring was stolen and you come to find out your homeowners insurance policy barely covers to replace it. Most insured’s do not realize that their current homeowners insurance policy has very limited coverages for many of our most prized possessions. This is where the Personal Articles Floater comes in. A Personal Articles Floater is a policy that is used to cover scheduled personal property on an all-risks basis. This means those items would be covered for most any type of loss that may occur, ( ie. theft, vandalism and mysterious disappearance). For example, a basic homeowners policy may only cover up to $1,000.00 for a total jewelry loss and in most cases the loss would have to occur on your premises. The personal article policy will be particularly appropriate for property such as furs, jewelry, fine arts, silverware, cameras, musical instruments, stamp and coin collections, and similar property. When you have items that are collectable or very costly, it is in your best interest to make sure those items are placed on a separate policy to cover them to the appraised value. These types of insurance policies do not cost very much either. The average policy could run as low as $300.00 a year. Spending a small amount of money on a personal articles policy now could save you thousands of dollars and hours of heartache later. Please feel free to contact our office and we would be happy to make sure you have the proper insurance protection you need.

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• Government & City - Fort Lauderdale • Message From The Fort Lauderdale Mayor By John P. “Jack” Seiler

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Signature Events Highlight Our Celebration of the Season

here is no better place to be during the holidays than right here in the City of Fort Lauderdale! Our outstanding lineup of holiday events features live entertainment, spectacular illumination, colorful pageantry and magnificent decorations and displays. Fun and excitement is in store for the entire family at three spectacular “Light Up” events that will take place along downtown’s Riverwalk on November 14th, on Fort Lauderdale Beach on November 26th, and along Historic Sistrunk Boulevard on December 6th. Each of these events will illuminate our City with tens of thousands of dazzling holiday lights decked out along our major streets and roadways. Our holiday celebration will also feature the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade on December 14th, and the Fort Lauderdale Orange Bowl Downtown Countdown on December 31st. These signature events bring hundreds of thousands of residents, locals, and visitors to our City, showcase Fort Lauderdale to a global audience, strengthen our reputation as a must-see destination, and generate millions for our local economy. All of these events are made possible through the participation and generous support of the local business community. From automotive dealers, banks, beverage companies, and entertainment venues, to hotels, restaurants, and media outlets, sponsorships help minimize our costs and allow us to bring you a variety

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of high profile special events that build community, enhance tourism, foster neighborhood spirit, and enrich quality of life. We’d like to thank all our sponsors for their outstanding contributions, and we look forward to their continued support as we make Fort Lauderdale an even better place to live, work, play, visit and raise a family.

Mark your calendars for these holiday happenings! Light Up Lauderdale November 14, 6:30 pm

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Esplanade Park, 400 SW 2nd Street, (954) 468-1541 www.goriverwalk.com Showcasing a dazzling display of lights and decorations along the Riverwalk, the event includes a performance by the Girls Choir of South Florida, sleigh rides, and a visit from Santa. Light Up The Beach November 26, 5:30 - 8:00 pm

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A1A and Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale Beach, (954) 828-4746 fortlauderdale.gov Featuring the illumination of more than 10,000 lights and a larger-than-life holiday sailboat display, along with performances by the South Florida Chamber Ensemble and the American Legion Symphonic Band.

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Light Up Sistrunk - Friday, December 6, 5:00 - 9:00 pm Sistrunk Boulevard from NW 9th to NW 11th Avenue, (954) 828-4746 fortlauderdale.gov Featuring outstanding food, fun, and entertainment, including a kids zone with real snow, photos with Santa, bounce houses, a DJ, and the lighting of a spectacular holiday tree! Candy Cane Hunt - Saturday, December 7, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Riverside Park, 555 SW 11th Avenue, (954) 468-1553 fortlauderdale.gov Kids will love hunting for their favorite treats at this fun-filled holiday event. Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade - Saturday, December 14, 6:30 pm Along the New River and Intracoastal Waterways, (954) 767-0686, winterfestparade.com A Fort Lauderdale holiday tradition that features spectacular illumination, colorful pageantry, and magnificently decorated boats parading down the New River and Intracoastal waterways. Enjoy the holidays! John P. “Jack” Seiler Mayor

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• Government & City - Deerfield Beach • Recycling Perks Kicks Off Deerfield Beach Resident Sweepstakes By Nicol Jenkins

“By offering this campaign to residents, we hope to further enhance participation in the recycling and rewards program. The more the City of Deerfield Beach recycles, the more money it saves.” says Bill Dempsey, President of Recycling Perks.

The City of Deerfield Beach is Residents of Deerfield Beach who are not currently signed up encouraging its residents to recycle. for the Recycling Perks program The City has declared Recycling Perks can register for a free account at Day. In an effort to raise awareness RecyclingPerks.com. on the value of recycling, the City and the popular incentive based recycling Recycling Perks is a rewards incentivizing and program, Recycling Perks, is giving away company providing savings by encouraging an iPad Mini. recycling in local communities Through December 31, 2013, Deerfield throughout Florida, Georgia, and Beach residents who are registered Virginia. for the Recycling Perks program will automatically be entered for a chance to Launched in spring 2011, win an iPad Mini every time they redeem Recycling Perks is an incentive rewards online at RecyclingPerks.com. program that promotes participation The Recycling Perks program is free for in curbside recycling and is currently residents to use and is part of the City’s available to approximately 400,000 households. Recycling Perks strives curbside recycling program. to improve household recycling Introduced to the residents of Deerfield efforts, reduce waste, and promote Beach in October 2012, Recycling Perks local businesses by offering great incentivizes recycling for the residents savings and exclusive deals that of Deerfield Beach. Every time a resident reward recyclers. Simply put- You recycles using their “all-in” recycling Recycle, We Reward! carts, points are awarded to the resident’s Recycling Perks account. Points can be For more information, contact redeemed for rewards or discounts from Recycling Perks at 757-605-2261. participating local businesses.

Deerfield Beach City Commissioner to Host Thanksgiving/ Hanukah Worship Event By Nicol Jenkins

Deerfield Beach City Commissioner for District 3, Richard Rosenzweig would like to invite all residents to join him on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th at 10:00 AM at Temple Beth Israel, 201 S. Military Trail, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, for a non-denominational, non-sectarian worship event open to the community. This year is quite unique in that it is the first time that Thanksgiving and Hanukah overlap and so with that City Commissioner Rosenzweig would like to hold the first-ever ThanksgivingHanukah Worship Service. “I believe that Deerfield Beach can really use some time to come together as a community; to collect food for those in need and to celebrate brotherhood on this Thanksgiving Day and the beginning of Hanukah,” said the District 3 Commissioner. Please bring your holiday spirit and any non-perishable items to the service. For more information please contact Temple Beth Israel at 954-421-7060.

• Government & City - Pompano Beach • Calling All Parade Lovers! By Nicol Jenkins

Who doesn’t love a parade?! The City ending at 2250 East Atlantic Boulevard of Pompano Beach Yuletide Parade is at McNab Park. back on Atlantic Boulevard. They are looking for people to The City of Pompano Beach is looking participant with over the top eye dazzling for parade participants. The parade will floats, holiday performers, dancers and a be held on Thursday, December 5th variety of other amazing entertainment. beginning at 6:30 p.m. It will start on Atlantic Boulevard at Riverside Drive If you are interested in officially and head west on Atlantic Boulevard, ringing in the holiday season by being

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• Government & City - Oakland Park • Message From The Oakland Park Mayor By John Adornato III

Proud Oakland Park (‘POP’) Program Engages Residents

Mayor of Oakland Park is never a 9 to 5 Endeavor In addition to our City Commission meetings on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, our City Commissioners participate in a variety of events and activities that often fill our weekend calendars up months in advance. We enjoyed a tremendous turnout and were blessed with beautiful weather for our 9th Annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest celebration at Jaco Pastorius Park. My infant son was even attired for the occasion – dressed in some baby lederhosen crafted for the occasion. Weekend events such as Oktoberfest and our recent “Fall-o-Ween” activity would not be possible were it not for the support and efforts of our Community Volunteer Corps and our City’s engaged and energetic homeowner, neighborhood and condominium associations. We had a strong turnout of volunteers for our “Make a Difference Day” which featured various community improvement and beautification projects including parks cleanup, landscaping, graffiti patrol, painting and our “adopta-street” and “adopt-a-waterway” programs. Other exciting news from our community is the new Oakland Park Farmers Market which takes place every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the

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southwest corner of NE 38 Street and North Dixie Highway. The Farmers Market will serve as a complement to the nearby Urban Farmer at Jaco Pastorius Park which features a patio market on Fridays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit TheUrbanFarmerFlorida.com to enjoy seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables that are healthy, safe, delicious and freshly picked!

Our Parks and Leisure Services team continues to present free monthly “Moonlit Movies” at Jaco Pastorius Park. On Friday, November 22 the movie will be “Yogi Bear” and Friday, December 20 the movie will be “Arthur Christmas.”

Santa Claus will also be visiting Jaco Pastorius Park and everyone is invited to this event scheduled for Saturday, December 14 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The park will be festively decorated to The City’s Proud Oakland Park (POP) recognize all holiday observances and initiative took another step forward there will be activities for the entire with the first of our Cultural Planning family to enjoy. Workshops to develop and promote the cultural arts in Oakland Park, our We encourage anyone interested in downtown Culinary Arts District and making Oakland Park a place we can all be proud of to call our Community public art. Volunteer Corps office at 954-630-4502 or The workshop was successful in the City’s Special Projects Coordinator at drawing out local artists, cultural 954-630-4240. organizations and patrons of the arts to provide input to our City’s Special Respectfully, Projects Coordinator. Mayor John Adornato III The most recent result for the public to see will be the grand opening and ribbon cutting for our new downtown Art Park JEWISH HOLIDAY at the southwest corner of NE 34 Court Chanukah, the Jewish Feast of and North Dixie Highway. We invite Dedication, also known as the everyone to join us for this ribbon cutting Festival of Lights, will be celebrated Saturday, November 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature artists and starting November 28 and ending art activities for all ages, as well as live on December 5, 2013. Chanukah is entertainment and food trucks. observed for eight nights and days, starting on the 25th day od Kislev.

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HOLIDAY SAFETY REMINDERS FROM THE BROWARD SHERIFF’S OFFICE

s the holiday season approaches, many Broward County residents will be gathering with family and friends to celebrate. Whether you are traveling out of town, or hosting festivities at home, the Broward Sheriff’s Office wants you to be safe. Here is a security checklist to help protect your home and family. PROTECTING YOUR HOME... •

Sign up for BSO’s free Home watch program before you leave town (visit www.sheriff. prg/homewatch to download the registration form, or contact your local district office)

Turn down your home phone ENTERTAINING SAFETY... ringer so no one outside can hear • Encourage guests to use a repeated rings, and never leave designated driver if they will a greeting on your answering be drinking machine or cell phone stating you are out of town • When cooking, always use proper protective equipment, • Do not post holiday travel plans such as oven mitts, and never on social networking sites. leave towels or food wrappers • Invite a neighbor to park their next to the stove car in your driveway, or have a • Never deep fry a turkey friend occasionally move yours indoors ….. keep a safe distance if it is parked at your home from your home and other TRAVELING... combustible materials •

Install good locks on all doors and windows

Leave your window blinds as you normally would if you were home

Use timers to operate lights at night and install a home security system

Stop newspaper and mail deliveries, and never hide a spare key outside

Have someone mow your lawn if you’ll be away more than a week

Arrive early at the airport to allow enough time for checking in, security screenings, and reaching your gate

Do not use lighted candles near trees, draperies, or flammable items.

• Turn off all cooking appliances Always confirm your vehicle is and blow out all candles in proper working order prior to The men and women of the Broward departing on a long road trip Sheriff’s Office are dedicated to Get proper rest to avoid driver keeping our communities safe. Help fatigue. Only stop as well-lit rest us by taking these important safety areas and lock your doors when precautions to ensure the safety of you you exit the vehicle and your home. As you celebrate with your loved ones this season, I remind Do not exceed posted speed you to give thanks for all those who limits and buckle u0 – it’s the serve in the armed forces. I wish you a law! safe and enjoyable holiday season! Sheriff Scott J. Israel

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• Chamber of Commerce - Deerfield Beach • Message From The Executive Director Of The Deerfield Beach Chamber Of Commerce By Larry DeVille

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he Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce will be offering many events to help grow your business during the month of November.

11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce, located at 1601 E Hillsboro Blvd. The speaker/sponsor of this meeting is John D’amore, of Helix Medical Center. Our LEAD$ `The community is invited to attend group is business-to-business focused one or all of these upcoming networking with only one member per business and business events. category. To visit or join, contact Larry DeVille at 954-427-1050 or via email at director@deerfieldchamber.com. Since its inception in July of 2010, our LEAD$ Group members have exchanged over 210 leads which account for more than $750,000 in generated revenue. We are actively seeking an auto repair business, an architect, a landscape, a pest control, a search engine optimization and a roofing company. Lunch & Leads will be held on Wednesday, November 6th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce, located at 1601 E. Hillsboro Blvd. The speaker/ sponsor this meeting is Nanette Saylor, of WiseWellWomen. Our LEAD$ group is business-to-business focused with only one member per business category. To visit or join, contact Larry DeVille at 954-427-1050 or via email at director@deerfieldchamber.com. Since its inception in July of 2010 our LEAD$ Group members have exchanged over 210 leads which account for more than $750,000 in generated revenue. We are actively seeking an auto repair business, an architect, a landscape business, a pest control, search engine optimization and roofing company.

Breakfast ‘n Deerfield will be held on Thursday, November 7th, with a “Health & Wellness” Member Expo that will take place from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at LA Fitness, 1000 E Hillsboro Blvd. Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. We want you to meet our members that are focused on HealthCare and give them an opportunity to share their business with you… Come meet them at Breakfast ‘n Deerfield hosted by LA Fitness. Participating members will have expo tables at this Breakfast ‘N Deerfield… and as a special request, please bring canned or non-perishable food to donate to Gateway Community Outreach. Get your discounted ticket online at http://deerfieldchamber.com/ events.

Calling all local women in business! Our Women in Business event will take place on Wednesday, November 13th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. This Month’s topic is: Messaging That Matters - How to Leverage PR. This is your chance to get in on the ground level with Deerfield Beach’s female movers and shakers in business. Get connected! Get your ticket online at http://deerfieldchamber. com/announcements/women-inbusiness-11-13-2013. After Hours ‘n Deerfield will be held on Thursday, November 21st from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Embassy Suites, 900 South Ocean Drive Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. “Cooking for the Holidays” demonstrations by Eat the Truth. Get your discounted ticket online at http:// deerfieldchamber.com/events.

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President of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce

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he Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Chamber’s 66th Birthday. On November 8th, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., join the Chamber for a Pineapple Jamboree and celebrate Pompano’s citrus roots at the Historic Sample McDougald House.

“When the Chamber was founded in 1947, agriculture was still king and up until the late 1940s there were still a significant number of pineapple fields around,” explains Pompano Beach historian Dan Hobby. “Much of Pompano was covered in pineapple fields, including where the Sample McDougald House is located.” Enjoy an evening of fun celebrating the history of Pompano Beach and its business community. The Pineapple Jamboree will include a bounce house derby, BBQ, complimentary wine and beer, pineapple cocktails and jello shots, live entertainment and more as you tour history at the Sample McDougald House. Come and celebrate by getting your tickets early. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $50/person with casual attire. Contact the chamber at 954941-2940, www.pompanobeachchamber. com or info@pompanobeachchamber. com for more information. 51st Annual Greater Pompano Beach Boat Parade expecting 70 boaters this year Celebrate an annual tradition in North

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B r o w a r d on Sunday, December 8th starting at 6 p.m. Thousands g a t h e r along the Intracoastal Waterway every year to celebrate this annual event that starts in Pompano Beach, runs through Lighthouse Point and Hillsboro Beach before ending at Hillsboro Blvd. in Deerfield Beach. The parade is a favorite with residents and captains alike. “An event this large requires a lot of planning,” said Greater Pompano Beach Chamber President Ric Green. “We were fortunate last year to have Michele Greene and Dr. Brian Rask at the helm. We’re thrilled that they have once again agreed to chair this wonderful event.” This year’s event is already larger than year’s past. “For this year’s boat parade we are expecting about 70 boaters, which is almost 20 more than last year,” said Dr. Brian Rask, co-chair. “The great thing about the Pompano Beach Boat Parade is that it is free and open to all boaters. There are no requirements on the amount of lights you need on your boat and there is no theme that you have to follow. It is all about having fun with family and friends over the holidays.”

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The Pompano Beach Boat Parade is the only free parade that has great Captain’s and Awards parties, gives out cash awards, gift cards and many great prizes, provides a lot of recognition for its sponsors, and supports local charities. For information or to learn how to participate, please contact the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce at 954-941-2940. Shining Stars of Pompano Beach – Photo by Art Pollack In a recent grand ceremony, the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce recognized the stars of the community. From left: George Minnich, Greater Pompano Chamber Board Chair with the Shining Star recipients Ruthie Brooks, Lighthouse Point Mayor Fred Schorr, Frank H. Furman, Jr. (Founders Award & Stewart Kester Award), Ann Brummer, Elaine Fitzgerald, Karlton Johnson, Dr. Lynn Allison, Broward Sheriff’s Office Captain Wayne Adkins, members of the Junior Life Guard Program and in front is Richard Leys with Leila Moavero, Shining Stars event chair.

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When it comes to securing the future of your family, it is important to anticipate. Even if things are comfortable right now, you should realize the possibility of unforeseen events such as an economic downturn or untimely death. Purchasing whole life insurance can be an effective way to adequately secure you and your family’s financial future and any life changes that may occur.

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• Community News • Community Supports Glam-A-THON™ Breast Cancer Awareness Events By Nicol Jenkins

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he South Florida community Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. Assistance once again came together to join is given to underinsured and uninsured in the fight against breast cancer. women in the South Florida area to receive life saving, early diagnostic For the seventh year, Glam-A- testing and mammograms, while those THON™ inspired both men and battling breast cancer receive financial women to bring awareness and raise help, rides to and from treatment and funds for breast cancer. medibras for after surgery. The Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund was founded The turnout for the events this year in 2003 by Coral Springs Mayor Vincent was absolutely amazing, according Boccard and his wife Terry in support of to event organizers. At the Lipstick Vincent’s sister Lisa and her fight with Lounge held at the Seminole Hard breast cancer. The Boccard’s joined forces Rock Hotel & Casino inside Passion with Broward Health Coral Springs Nightclub, hundreds of the most Women’s Diagnostic & Wellness Center. fabulous movers and shakers joined The mission of the Lisa Boccard Breast together to taste, try and experience Cancer Fund is to provide funding for the best that South Florida has to offer. care that may otherwise be unattainable, The following week at the Glam Doll for the women in our community to Strut in downtown Fort lauderdale, obtain free screening mammograms. hundreds of divas, supporters and doggies strutted for a celebrity judges’ Glam-A-THON™, a 501(c)3 nonprofit panel to raise funds for the cause. organization, is a sustainable, dynamic breast cancer charity dedicated to “The beauty of Glam-A-THON™ helping families, friends and neighbors is the amazing strength of our teams, in South Florida. They differentiate their sponsors, supporters and our dynamic efforts with style, sass, and glamorous Glam Board to provide much needed heels. The goal is to take the fear out of funding for local women affected by breast cancer and mobilize women to this terrible disease,” says Tammy make a difference in their community. Gail, founder and nine-year breast cancer survivor. Glam-A-THON was founded 7 years ago by President and breast cancer Last year, Glam-A-THON™ raised survivor Tammy Gail. She along with her over $148,000. All funds raised through Glam Board held the first Glam Doll Strut Glam-A-THON™ benefit the Broward and raised $10,000. Since then, hundreds Health Foundation, the fundraising of thousands of dollars have been raised, arm of Broward Health and the Lisa

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helping hundreds of women in our South Florida community. Glam-A-THON embraces individuality and boasts a fierce independence that distinguishes them from many other charitable causes. Their divas come in all shapes, colors and shoe sizes but the driving force that they all have in common is their point of differentiation. When thousands of Glam-A-THON divas mobilize to make a difference in their community the magic begins. Nowhere in history has there been a Glam Revolution until now! The goal is to bring their mission to a national arena. Each year, the Glam-A-THON army of divas will polish their Prada’s and mend their Manolos in a concerted effort to Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye – one fabulous high-heeled step at a time.

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Guests Give Back At Deliver The Dream 10th Annual Denim And Diamonds Gala By Nicol Jenkins

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ocal community leaders and residents recently came out to give back to families who are in need.

of our community helps us make a significant difference in the lives of countless families in crisis,” added Withrow.

Many guests attended the 10th Annual Denim & Diamonds Gala for Deliver the Dream, a South Floridabased nonprofit that organizes retreat programs for families facing serious illness and crisis. The bash was held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Fort Lauderdale, with hundreds of guests dressed in the comfort of their best denim paired with formal attire. As always, the gala featured the typical favorites: an elegant cocktail reception, delicious dining and plenty of dancing. The lavish silent auction also boasted items, such as the renowned Good Year blimp ride, plenty of exciting trip packages and dining experiences. “We are thrilled to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Denim & Diamonds. Guests who have attended this event in the past know how unique our efforts are to providing a full evening of fun and surprises and this year will be no different,” said Paul Withrow, Executive Director of Denim & Diamonds attracts more than Deliver the Dream. 400 guests, including the Tri County’s top corporate, medical, financial and “It takes a village to make our community leaders. Funds raised at the mission possible and the generosity

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gala will help Deliver the Dream continue to bring as many as 15 families together at each monthly retreat. Each family that attends has a member - whether it’s a child or parent – living with an illness such as Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Autism, HIV/AIDS Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy. Our retreats allow families to relax, enjoy time together, forge new friendships and create support groups with other families in similar circumstances. When one person in a family is sick, the entire family is impacted and there are very few organizations nationwide that focus on the whole family unit like Deliver the Dream. The program serves these families and helps them to enhance coping skills, reduce stress, and cultivate relationships with other families by combining traditional recreational activities with therapeutic workshops, peer-to-peer discussion groups and expressive arts and music activities. The retreats are provided at no cost to participants. For more information on Deliver the Dream and how you can help this wonderful organization, visit www. DeliverTheDream.org.

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JP Taravella DECA – Distracted Drivers Destroy Dreams

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nly 73% of teens wear their safety belt. 40% have used social media while driving. 55% have seen their parents texting and driving in the past 30 days. Do we have your attention? J.P. Taravella DECA in Coral Springs is conducting a three-month chapter project called Distracted Drivers Destroy Dreams to educate and change behaviors that lead to accidents and injuries. After conducting observational and written research, the informative movement will begin with the display of a damaged car from a (drunk/texting) driving accident placed in the front of the school. A banner will be signed by students pledging that they will not text and drive and will wear their seat belts. “Silence for Dreams” took place on October 29th, at the high school and is designed in memory of U.S. teens who lost their lives to automobile accidents and their dreams that remain unfulfilled. 100 DECA members wore all black with shirts that have various teen driving facts printed on them. They silently walked the halls of JPT as a group at 7:15 in the morning to signify those who lost their lives. Throughout the day, black cards with different teen driving stories were handed out and then turned back in signed for a pledge/drawing. To grasp the attention and hearts of even more students, on Tuesday, November 5th, DECA will be holding assemblies during school to inform our peers about our impacting cause. Speaking during our assemblies will be Jose Rada, Executive Director of Broward-Dade Safety Council; a mother, whose daughter was killed by an impaired driver; the Angels on Your Shoulders Program Director; and a young driver who was convicted of DUI. No-Texting contracts will be handed out, and Vince and Larry, the Crash Dummies will be in attendance (on loan from the Broward County Safety Commission).

impact of our project on JPT students. Project Chairpeople are Jeffrey Krammer, Jeremy Abcug, and Jenna Horowitz. DECA is a national student marketing association with over 180,000 members across the United States. Students participate in community service projects and compete at the district, state and national levels in various individual and team-oriented marketing competitive events. State competition is held in Orlando in March, and the international convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia in May of 2014. J.P. Taravella DECA has 310 members. Teachers/Advisors are Jamie Simmons, Laurie Acosta, and Sandra Wilder . You can email jamie.simmons@browardschools.com or call 954-899-5543 for more information.

Pine Crest Seniors Recognized by National Merit® Scholarship Corporation Twenty-five Pine Crest seniors have been recognized as Commended Students by the National Merit® Scholarship Program for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) as juniors.

Hundreds of students will attend a physical and visual awareness activity on Monday, November 25th. A Rollover Vehicle/Safety Belt Convincer supplied by the Florida State Police will be displayed. Students will see dummies thrown from the vehicle and individually experience safety belt use at 10 mph. Also planned in November are drunk driver goggle usage through the CSPD, and a school-wide PowerPoint presentation with discussion questions and texting and driving facts from the Toyota Teen Driver website. Post campaign research will be conducted in December to determine the

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Two seniors have been recognized by the National Achievement® Scholarship Program. The students recognized include: Frank Aloia, Dillon Biddiscombe, Lindsay Camerik, Alina Edep, Haley Fox, Natasha Harpalani, Erin Hesch, continued on page 19

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ocal teachers have been honored for exemplary art education in our schools.

Twelve finalists have been announced for the 2013 Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year. Broward Cultural Division and Business for the Arts of Broward selected the esteemed finalists for the excellence in arts education awards. The finalists for the excellence in arts awards have been selected from Broward County’s public, private and charter schools. This is the first year that there will be one winner in each of the four categories: dance, theater, music and visual arts. The winners in each category will be announced at an upcoming ceremony. The occasion will be celebrated with a cast of some of the finest arts students and teachers in Broward County, with local businesses and attendees showing support for the importance of excellence in arts education. Student performances and exhibitions will add to the festivities.

For more than two decades, the Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Program has celebrated and showcased the artistic excellence of students and faculty of Broward County schools. Through a partnership among Broward Cultural Division, the School Board of Broward County, Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Business for the Arts of Broward and sponsorship from Title Sponsor Florida Power & Light, AutoNation; BBX Capital; Broward College; Gibraltar Private Bank and Trust; Kopelowitz Ostrow Ferguson Weiselberg Keechl; Publix Supermarket Charities; and Cruise Voyant; the Broward County Arts Teacher of the Year Program highlights the outstanding arts teacher in Broward County; and provides an opportunity for arts students to gain valuable experience performing in a high quality, professional, performing arts institution, on the evening of the award ceremony. Congratulations to our local educators!

The 12 finalists are: Dance: Heather Fingerer, Hollywood Academy of Arts and Science
 Aimee Sangster, New Renaissance Middle School
 Toranika Washington, University School of Nova Southeastern University
 Theater
: Daniel Slowik, Falcon Cover Middle School
 Michelle Terl, Parkway Middle School of the Arts Jason Zembuch, South Plantation High School
 Music: Ysomar Echazabal Granados, St. Bonaventure Catholic School Matthias Hubsch, Forest Glen Middle School
 John Nista, Ramblewood Middle School
 Visual Arts: Alison Eager, Seminole Middle School Wendi Librach, Flamingo Elementary School

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William Keiser, Samuel Krouse, Michael Marcus, Zahra Markatia, Michael McCue, Jay Narula, Lauren O’Hara, Maitlin Rifleman, Matthew Rothenberg, Marelle Rukes, Christoph Sachse, Alana Steinberg, Bryan Steiner, Hayley Tartell, Mary Venne, Ryan Wexler, and Bradley Wolters. Pine Crest senior Angela Cureton was named a Semifinalist in the National Achievement® Scholarship Program. Semifinalists are designated within geographic regions and are the highest-scoring program entrants in the states that make up each region. Angela now has an opportunity to continue in the competition for an Achievement Scholarship® award, which will be announced in the Spring. Pine Crest senior Skenda Jean-Charles is among some 3,100 Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship program. We are proud of our local students!

Keri Porter, Wingate Oaks Center

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Pompano Beach High School Hosts Educational Seminar International Exchange Program

Atlantic Technical High School Celebrates Peace Week

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he Pompano Beach High School staff recently welcomed international administrators to their school for an educational seminar.

By Fern Leider, Magnet Coordinator at Atlantic Technical Center and Technical High School

t Atlantic Tech, students and staff are committed to creating a kind, peaceful school and understand that world peace is accomplished one country, one state, one city, and one school at a time.

Pompano Beach High School, an International Affairs and Information Technology magnet school, has hosted three education administrators from Brazil for two weeks as part of the 2013 Educational Seminar International Exchange Program.

Peace Week highlighted our full-time commitment to world harmony. Students expressed their feelings artistically by participating in a number of activities, including the Business Professionals of America Pledge for Peace mural and Chalk4Peace on our patio.

The Educational Seminar was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Broward County Public Schools.

But the hands-down favorite activity was the Peace Garden created by our student government. With its beautiful plants and soothing music, students were attracted by the lovely, meditative environment where they could take a moment to slow down and reflect.

A special welcoming ceremony for the International Exchange Administrators was held at Pompano Beach High School, located at 600 NE 13th Avenue in Pompano Beach. The Educational Seminar also included visits to Crystal Lake Middle, Blanche Ely High, Pompano Beach Elementary, Cypress Bay High and Taravella High schools. In addition, the exchange group toured local universities, businesses and enjoyed local cultural events. Pompano Beach High School Principal Hudson Thomas, awarded a fellowship from the U.S. Department of State to participate in the program, will travel to Brazil for two weeks in the summer of 2014 for the reciprocal component of this exchange. The Educational Seminar International Exchange Program is a mutual exchange opportunity. The program provides professional development opportunities to share best practices on issues of mutual interest to their schools, students and communities. The program is individualized through collaboration between partners and focuses on teaching strategies/instruction, the development of joint educational projects, personnel administration, school systems and management, global issues and culture, curriculum development, student affairs and educational policy.

What a great honor for our local school!

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OLYMPIC HOPEFULS …

old ….. The word “gold” sounds powerful. It’s bright, coveted, sought-after, and shines like a proud Marines’ boots at inspection. It’s the reason people flocked to California in 1849, and the material we slide on our ring finger when we get married. It’s also the substance that’s shaped into a round, cherished medal placed around an athlete’s neck every four years, while their country’s national anthem is played. Such is the power of the Olympics, and the trip to get there. Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier are in the midst of that exciting, adventurous pilgrimage together, searching for gold in Russia at the 2014 Olympic Games. Haven and Brandon’s history together began in 2002, as competitive roller skaters. After winning the Silver Medal in 2003 at the USA Artistic Roller Skating National Championships, the pair traded their “wheels for blades”, proving to be a wise choice. In 2008, the duo was awarded the Bronze Medal in the US National Intermediate Pairs Competition Championships. As with any young person, growing, maturing, and development played a major part for both of these wonderfully talented athletes. The couple parted ways for a period, and as fate would have it, gravitated back together in 2011, realizing that the chemistry was stronger than ever ……. ultimately becoming the 2013 Gold Medal winners at the World Junior Pair Champions held in Milan, Italy. Work-ethics, goals, dedication, and devotion are the main components shared by this charming team. Add to these goal-oriented qualities the brilliant coaching of Silvia Fontana and John Zimmerman, and you can see how the 2014 Olympics is a realistic goal.

Andrew Torgashev, lacing up his skates at the age of 5, became enchanted by the sport, and after two short years convinced his parents to allow him to compete …. a decision that did not go unrewarded. The North Broward Prep student is a true warrior on the ice. After turning in a top performance while winning the Juvenile Division of the 2012 U.S. Junior Figure Skating Championships, Andrew backed it up by winning the 2013 Prudential U. S. Figure Skating Championship in Omaha, NE. His performance in Omaha was so solid, not even a fall on the ice detracted from his routine. Seventeen year-old Briley Pizzelanti desires to get her Italian citizenship and skate for the Italian National Team. The dedication and hard work Briley exhibits, has transformed this beautiful skater into a “force” on the ice. Winning the Junior Ladies Freestyle (Unrestricted) Division at the Sunshine State Games Figure Skating competition has certainly set that dream in motion. Every single one of these marvelous skaters hasn’t won their medals ….. they’ve EARNED them!

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THE JOURNEY STARTS EARLY By Brian Weidenbacher Saveology Iceplex Skating Development Director Nancy Mariani, has implemented a successful formula for the skaters, and the coaches have worked their magic in bringing out the very best qualities in every performer. Congratulations are extended to Nancy, the wonderful coaches, and the many talented, artistic skaters. For additional information about the 750,000 square foot twin ice arena, open skating, leagues, and skaters, kindly call 954-341-9956, or visit the Saveology Iceplex Facility at 3299 Sportsplex Drive in Coral Springs. The combination of the Florida Panthers and the Saveology Iceplex, has delivered a world of frost and ice to the Sunshine State and our warm climate. Just as Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore (Robert Duvall) in the movie Apocalypse Now “loved the smell of napalm in the morning”, these dedicated athletes “love the feel and sound of the ice in the morning”. For them, and Kilgore, it smells and feels like, “VICTORY”! Follow our “Olympic Hopefuls” articles monthly in Our Town News. Selected skaters will be featured, along with events and information about Saveology Iceplex and the Panthers Figure Skating Club.

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FAMILY-STYLE ITALIAN DINING By Dewey Oxberger

ver since my arrival in South Florida over 20 years ago, Buca di Beppo has been a favorite dining location for my entire family. The décor and ambiance fits not only the name of the establishment, but presents the comfort and dining experience reminiscent of simpler times growing up as a child. The friendly, courteous, and warm greeting extended from the hostess as soon as you set foot in the door, is genuine and sincere. Before you’re seated, you realize firsthand that a pleasurable time is in store. The Lunch Menu, featuring an array of dishes served weekdays until 3:00 pm, features soups and salads, pizzas, baked pasta dishes, paninos, pastas, numerous entrees, and tantalizing desserts. “Specials” are available at the price of only $4.95. As dinner time approaches, Buca di Beppo presents its customers with a menu that virtually makes it impossible to choose just one item. The dishes are served “Family-Style”, meaning that each dish is meant to be shared, similar to eating at home. “Buca Small” dishes serve two or more people, and “Buca Large” dishes serve four or more individuals. The value, portions and flavor of these delicious items, are unmatched …. Your party will leave with an abundance of leftovers for the following day. Divisional Vice President Mark Ehrli, was gracious and accommodating as we entered the restaurant. After introducing us to several employees, we were escorted to our table. Bradley, our waiter, was friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. We started with drinks and wine, and the meal escalated into an experience like none other. The house wine was quite pleasing and the Margueritas were outstanding. Following drinks, the Chopped Antipasto arrived and everyone shared the most enjoyable salad imaginable. The Buca signature Italian vinaigrette transformed this gigantic item into a “meal” Our table ordered the Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken, Chicken Cannelloni, and Cheese Manicotti. The portion sizes, taste, and presentation were amazing. I thought it was my last meal, and I was headed for the electric chair at midnight. It was difficult to choose a favorite dish …… every dish was outstanding!

Buca presents its customers with a “first-rate” dining experience.

Whether you’re in the mood for lasagna, sheels, chicken or veal dishes, pizzas, specialty pastas, or a traditional pasta item, Buca di Beppo has a meal with your taste-buds in mind. With an extensive wine menu (red and white), and a nice selection of beer and cocktails to transform your meal into a pleasurable image of just what Italian cuisine should be, Buca presents its customers with a “first-rate” dining experience. The staff set the tone for the entire evening. Partner Lamarl Collins, and Assistant General Manager Kurt Kaufman, could not have been more accommodating. There wonderful demeanor and expertise about the many dishes served were instrumental in our selections. Chef Jerry, flown in from Hawaii for the opening of the restaurant, has been with the restaurant for 16 years. That tells me all I want to know. Buca di Beppo Italian Restaurant is now open at the Coral Square Mall, located at 9469 West Atlantic Boulevard in Coral Springs. Visit the restaurant, or call them at 954-753-4044 for lunch and dinner specials. Buca di Beppo …… Sharing good food, in good company, in a fun atmosphere, at a great price with plenty left over for lunch tomorrow.

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‘Tequila Sunrise’ Serves Up The Finest Mexican Cuisine

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f you ask a local where to find the best authentic Mexican cuisine and fresh margaritas, most would recommend a quaint neighborhood restaurant called Tequila Sunrise. Voted #1 Mexican restaurant in Broward, Tequila Sunrise in Oakland Park offers the freshest, homemade Mexican cuisine, Mexican seafood, and signature fresh squeezed Margaritas. Owner Schiller Martin and his family has been delivering a taste of the border for over 18 years. The Martin family and their knowledgeable staff work hard to make sure your dining experience is a most memorable occasion! Besides their famous Mexican style seafood, delicious tacos, and sizzling fajitas, Tequila Sunrise is known for their signature fresh squeezed margaritas in all different flavors. Over 75 different brands of tequila also entice

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• Dining & Entertainment • Pasquale’s Pizza: A Slice Above The Rest By Brian Weidenbacher

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nce you’ve taken your first bite of a Pasquale’s pizza, you instantly realize that every other pizza you’ve ever eaten has now become a distant memory. The freshest ingredients, taste, and quality of a pizza from Pasquale’s is unequalled. In September of 1988 George Marrone, Sr., with sons George, Jr., Mike, and Nick by his side, opened their first store at 10337 Royal Palm Boulevard in Coral Springs. Great food, service, and a friendly family atmosphere, prompted the opening of two more locations serving all of Northwest Broward County. In 2005, the family opened their second Coral Springs location at 5609 Coral Ridge Drive, operated by Michael Marrone. In the summer of 2010, the third South Florida location was established at 4690 North State Road 7, under the supervision of George Marrone, Jr. With a menu extending from great tasting healthy salads, to savory pasta dishes, calzones, pizzas, and zeppoles,

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Pasquale’s not only offers great food, but unmatched service with a sense of gratitude to their loyal customers over the years. From the moment you walk through the doors at any of the three locations, you realize the restaurant is all about family and tasty food. Pasquale’s hasn’t forgotten what created its success and promises to continue the family tradition of serving the freshest prepared food at great prices. If alone or heading out with family for a nice, relaxing meal, Pasquale’s should be your next destination. Depending on which location you choose, ask to speak to one of the Marrone’s. Whether it’s George or Mike, you will immediately realize that you’re not just a customer, but a friend they haven’t met yet. Pasquale’s …… Not just your ordinary pizza restaurant, but a “slice above the rest”!

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SANTO’S MODERN AMERICAN BUFFET AND SUSHI Setting the Standards for Buffet Dining

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he moment you step through the doors of Santo’s Modern American Buffet and Sushi, your taste buds, and excitement, rise with uncontrollable anticipation. Your party will be greeted by a hostess with a friendly and courteous smile, explaining the different stations of food. The “black and white” décor creates a classy statement defining the dining room, while the waiters and waitresses supply swift and pleasant service. The “Sushi” area has a vast array of selections. The lunch and dinner choices differ, but each item is fresh, tasty, and mouthwatering. On a recent visit, salmon, shrimp, and tuna sushi, dynamite rolls, California rolls, Manhattan rolls, banana rolls, sweet crab rolls, and my personal favorite Futokami rolls were on display. The choices were difficult, so choosing one of each was a “no-brainer”. Trying to select items from the “Raw Bar” area was just as difficult. If Snow Crab legs are a favorite, by all means pile your plate high and enjoy a wonderful delicacy from the ocean. Oysters, clams, mussels, cocktail shrimp and lobster claws, adorn the raw bar, making it a virtual impossibility to choose a favorite entity. On your next trip up, the “Grill and Carving” station offers New York steaks, prime rib, grilled chicken, grilled sausages, grilled pork loin, smoked brisket, and grilled vegetables. Growing up on beef and pork my entire life, selecting the prime rib and grilled pork loin proved to be a wise, and habit forming addiction. The brisket melted in my mouth, while the flavors of the vegetables complimented the meat choices perfectly. The “Salad” region has Caesar salad, Thai shrimp salad, simple salad, smoked chicken, cucumber salad, and seasonal fruit. Lobster bisque, chicken vegetable, broccoli, potato, carrot, and miso soup are sure to grace the soup portion of your dining “experience”. The “Entree” category features Santo’s lo mein and fried

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rice, roast pork, ribs, spring rolls, French fries, vegetable tempura, lobster puffs, potato skins, steamed corn, and mashed potatoes. The selections seem endless, and the presentation resembles artwork. The elegance and creativity shown by owner Johnny, and chef Eric Chen, are just two of the particulars that sets Santo’s apart. Then, just when you think it’s over, the “Dessert” portion of the meal calls to you like a mermaid with an ancient mariner. Your eyes survey the sweet treats, and your heart skips a beat. There’s chocolate mousse, tres leche cake, carrot cake, bread pudding, tiramisu cream, and ice cream. Every offering is a little taste of heaven ….. but, the crème brule and Thai donuts, will certainly leave you in a state of euphoria. The crème brule has the exact same flavor, texture, and essence, as some of the finest restaurants in New Orleans. The Thai donuts, topped with condensed milk are, quite possibly, the finest dessert I’ve ever eaten. Customers have a clear view into the kitchen area, and can readily see the fresh, quality food being prepared for your dining experience. Santo’s features an Organic Egg Brunch on Saturday and Sunday, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, serving custom made organic egg omlettes, pancakes, French toast, crepe suzettes, Belgium waffles, cooked to order organic eggs, muffins, and croissants for an unbelievable price of $15.25. Santo’s sets the standards in buffet dining, while creating and ambiance that defines quality, friendly service, and the tastiest, freshest food available. Santo’s Modern American Buffet and Sushi is conveniently located at 4690 N. State Road 7, Suite 106, in Coconut Creek. You can call ahead for additional information, specials, and pricing at (954) 971-6882, or (954) 971-6872. Santo’s …… Not just a buffet, but an experience in dining that will seduce you into planning your next visit!

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BILL DALY INSURANCE …

37 YEARS OF FRIENDLY SERVICE

By Brian Weidenbacher ill Daly was in a class by himand instantly realized that the way he self. His infectious smile, gentlepresented himself was the same way he manly mannerisms, and amusing ran his business ….. with honesty, integdemeanor, contributed immensely to rity, and loyalty. Through his legends his business for the last 37 years. It was of friends, and clients, Bill’s “one and difficult not to like the man that always done” legacy lives on today. introduced himself to strangers as, “Bill Thomas Kuruvilla, a licensed agent Daly, Irish-Catholic from Philadelphia”. that became a partner about 10 years You immediately became his friend, 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,

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• Sports / Health / Fitness • BLOOMFIELD’S BIRDIE BONANZA ….. A GOLF PROFESSIONAL’S LIFE By Johnny Bloomfield

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As a junior and amateur player, I managed to participate in just a few events outside the Caribbean, prior to moving to the United States and attending college. I was residing on the island of St. Kitts at the time, and I was fortunate to establish myself as a leading competitor throughout the Caribbean, becoming the youngest player to win the Eastern Caribbean Championship in 1995, and the Caribbean Amateur Championship the following year.

mid-carpal instability”, shifting my career path to that of a golf instructor. My decision included becoming an “AimPoint Certified Green Reading Instructor, eventually contacting the Jim McLean Golf School located at Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida to seek employment. As the premier golf school in America, I knew the Jim McLean Golf School would be the greatest location to fully develop my ability for instruction. It has proven to be a wise decision.

Upon graduation from high school, I was off to attend Rollins College in Orlando, Florida, walked on to the golf team, and competed for the Tars in the NCAA Division II. I transferred to the University of South Carolina in Columbia for greater opportunities. As a Gamecock, I set a scoring record along the way, by firing a record lowest three-day total score of 197 (65,66, 66 – 19 under par), which still stands to this day. The 19 under total enabled me to win the 1999 Red River Classic, breaking Phil Mickelson’s 17 under par effort. I left USC in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in hand, and decided it was time to pursue my dream of playing professional golf.

For the past year, I have taught at the Golf school as a Jim McLean Certified Instructor, teaching every aspect of the game, including the “short game” (AimPoint incorporated), “long game”, as well as Mental and Course (life) Management. This past summer, I directed the Junior Camps for the Golf School.

first met Johnny Bloomfield over lunch about six weeks ago. He presented himself with subtle confidence and class, while flashing a charming smile, and quick-witted personality. I knew immediately that I would enjoy being in his company. Since that first encounter, he has done nothing to change my opinion of him. He’s the type of young man that I would be proud to call my “son”, or “son-in-law”. He will be penning an article each month for the magazine, concerning his travels in the golf industry, professional play, life on the tour, and lessons. I hope you enjoy what he has to say. Heeeeeeeeeere’s Fast-forward twelve years, and my quest to participate on the PGA Tour has Johnny ……. seen me go through a combination of 11 My name is Johnny Bloomfield. PGA and European Q-Schools, taken me During the coming months, I will be to over 20 countries in golf tournaments, sharing some of the ups and downs and played on over ten different about life on the tour, and along the way, Professional Tours, including one convey some tips to hopefully fine tune Nationwide and one PGA Tour event. your game and take it to a higher level. Along the way, I’ve had the privilege Allow me to tell you about myself, and to play alongside over 125 players that have either participated on the PGA my journey as a professional golfer. Tour at some point, are or currently I was born in Trinidad, moved to playing on the PGA Tour, including Barbados, picked up a golf club at the Henrick Stenson, Jason Dufner, and age of nine, and immediately fell in love Bubba Watson. with the great game of golf. By the age of twelve, my priorities shifted from At the conclusion of 2011, following thoughts of becoming a professional two years of competition on the tennis player to becoming a professional Canadian Tour, it was “decision time”. I decided to take a medical extension golfer. from the Tour due to a rare condition in my wrists known as “dissociative

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The passion burning inside me from that early age to play the Tour, remains an inferno. Although I was not able to play the full 2013 season on what has now become the PGA Tour Canada, I managed to participate in an event in Nova Scotia following 21 months of non-competition, shooting rounds of 7074-73-74 (291 total), and finishing in a respectable 45th position. The possibility of surgery to correct the disorder in my wrists, which is more prominent in my left wrist, may open the door for my return to competition in 2016. Looking to the future, I remain committed to remaining at the Jim McLean – Doral – Golf School, while continuing to develop my teaching skills, and sharing my knowledge I’ve obtained over the past 25 years playing this wonderful game. In future months, I will be sharing stories of life on the Tour, as well as tips on how you can improve your game one shot at a time. Thank you readers, for the fantastic opportunity to convey my golfing experiences, tips, and life’s travels, while helping promote the great game of golf in the South Florida area.

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ou’ll never feel uncomfortable or intimidated when you walk into a “Club Fit Gym”. Club Fit Gym is truly your neighborhood fitness center that is for every fitness level and any age. Owners Lisa Piegari, Scott Croye, and Gil Krohn, and Membership Director Dennis Okunyade take pride in ensuring that every member feels welcome and takes the time to learn about you. Club Fit Gym has convenient locations, in Fort Lauderdale and Cooper City, and they also have a CrossFit location opening in the next 2 weeks in Cooper City called the “The Coop”. All locations offer everything you need to improve your health, boost your quality of life, and achieve your fitness goals. Staff members are certified in fitness instruction and are knowledgeable professionals.

Members enjoy: • Expert personal training services • Leading strength training and cardiovascular equipment • Group fitness classes – including Zumba, MMA, Kickboxing, and

Spinning (All classes are included in membership!) • Spacious 23,000 square-foot facility • State-of-the-art boxing room • Family-oriented environment • Childcare and nursery care is also available! • Full service smoothie bar/nutrition/supplements • Sauna and steam rooms

In the Fort Lauderdale location, they have a dedicated area for Women Only with a free weight area, and 30 separate cardio machines Besides the many amenities, experienced staff and state of the art equipment, there are ‘No Contracts’ and no pressure! “It is very important for our members to get results. We have a fitness director to guide them through the program and we are very involved in promoting health and fitness in the community,” said Okunyade. Results become a reality at Club Fit Gym! The owners and staff have seen body transformations and leaps in self esteem. “We’ve had clients who have come in who were overweight or depressed and have seen positive changes. When they get control of their body, they feel a sense of empowerment,” added Okunyade. “We really care and get to know our members. We are committed to you,” said Piegari. Stop in today to start your new fit life and meet one of the owners! Club Fit Ft Lauderdale is located at 1427 East Commercial Blvd., Oakland Park; Call 954-306-6735; and Club Fit Coooper City at 9900 Griffin Road, Cooper City; Call 954-434-8489. The CrossFit location is coming to Cooper City by October 15th.

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Below are the winners from the September contest of the Pigskin Picks ....... First Place .....Wayne Tobey, Parkland ..... 10 correct (6 points off in tie-breaker) Second Place ..... Ron Renzy, Coral Springs ..... 10 correct (7 points off in tie-breaker) Third Place ..... Dianne Dvoral, Coral Springs ..... 10 correct (14 points off in tie-breaker) Fourth Place ..... Dorothy Maxwell, Parkland ..... 9 correct (11 points off in tie breaker) Fifth Place ..... Bob Buccino, Coral Springs ..... 9 correct (18 points off in tie-breaker) Congratulations to the winners of our Inaugural Pigskin Picks Contest! Winners will be notified, and prizes will be mailed. Thank you to everyone that entered.

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ooking for that perfect bat for your eight year old, those soccer shoes that will help him become the next Pele, or the ice skates that will eventually turn him into the next Wayne Gretzky ….. then travel over to Play It Again Sports and select your equipment from the neighborhood sporting goods store that offers the best quality merchandise in new and used sports and fitness products. Play It Again Sports is the largest sporting goods franchise store in North America with 380 outlets. Young athletes grow by the minute, stylish teens want “brand name” products, and you, as a cost-minded parent, want affordable prices. Play It Again Sports meets every athlete’s desires and wishes, while saving you money. Why purchase equipment from an over-priced sporting goods store, when you can shop for less at one that offers customers more for less? The owners, Gene and Fortune Privis are both friendly and knowledgeable, and will answer any questions concerning your selected sport, or equipment. Children’s athletic interests change daily …… one day they’re playing baseball, and next week football is their sport of choice. Carrying a store filled with such brands as Nike, Adidas, Taylor Made, Wilson, Easton, and much more, Play It Again Sports makes your work easy. They purchase, sell, and trade new and used sports equipment and fitness gear, while passing the savings on to you! The store is fully stocked with new and slightly used equipment, various machines, clothing, shoes, and items from hockey, lacrosse, basketball, football, and baseball. The latest, and finest, in fitness wear and equipment, long boards, disk golf sets, freeweights, and yoga mats is also available at affordable prices. Call, or visit, Play It Again Sports at 954-510-7545, and conveniently located at 11426 West Sample Road in Coral Springs. You can also view what the store has to offer by visiting them on the web at, www.piascoralsprings@yahoo.com. Play It Again Sports …… making it affordable to purchase your athletic equipment needs, while confidently supplying you with the trust in a quality store.

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un World of South Florida sets the standards when a civilian is considering purchasing a firearm for the safety of their own lives, as well as their entire family. Thoughtfulness and attention to detail must be the highest of priorities. Randall Waltuch, owner of Gun World of South Florida, along with his talented staff, focus their attention on personal protection taught the appropriate way. A retired police commissioner recently visited the store and gave the establishment nothing but high praise. He was quoted as saying, “I would love to have had some of these individuals under my command. It would have made my job easier.” Wonderful compliments from a man that spent most of his life in law enforcement. Classes in gun safety range from the Introduction of Handguns to Advanced Concealed Weapons and are taught in a premier state-of-the-art facility. The problem concerning handguns brings forth the ageold question... “How does the Police Department feel about citizens carrying concealed weapons”? In a recent interview, Lieutenant Joe McHugh of the Coral Springs Police Department, was quoted as saying, “My personal opinion is that citizens should have protection for themselves, their family, and homes. Responsibility in the use of firearms should be top priority.” Lieutenant McHugh also noted that, “If a civilian is carrying a concealed weapon and is stopped by a police officer, he should immediately inform the officer that he is carrying a concealed weapon and present proper identification.” McHugh also noted that weapons should be stored in a locked area and away from children. Also, verify your instructor’s qualifications before taking any of the classes. Officials of Law Enforcement have a more complicated method of training the police officers in the most advanced tactical use of weapons and do not hold classes for civilians. Officers in the Coral Springs Police Department have training as often as every three weeks. Gun World of South Florida sets itself apart from the others. Surrounding customers with a fully stocked selection of firearms, self defense products, and a knowledgeable professional staff to help with instructions and questions, Gun

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An Easy Recipe for a Healthy Pet

n our complex, fast paced lives today, keeping our pets healthy and happy has become another challenge. Keeping track of scheduled visits for regular veterinary care along with all the different medications we are told to give them, grooming appointments, researching new foods to replace those on recall complicates the little spare time we have. Most of our clients are looking to simplify this process and keep are fur kids well. Pet care does not need to be complicated and we can simplify. In over forty years of experience in the animal health industry, we have witnessed dynamic innovation in products to make our pets’ lives better. Fancy beds, eye protection, safer grooming products and tools, stylish collars and functional leads, clumping cat litter and more enhance our experience with our animals. There is nothing cuter than a well-groomed, clean smelling, fancy dressed puppy or kitty. We have also witnessed innovation that actually creates more complex and stressful lives for our pets. The advent of preventive medications which are technically all poisons, full of numerous side effects create stress and new health challenges. The development of food additives to enhance flavor fool our pets into eating unnatural, highly processed foods with preservatives, artificial colors and very little nutritional content actually adds to compromising their immune systems. In a natural world, we see all kinds of animals and wildlife living naturally healthy lives as they have throughout time. Parrots are known to live a hundred years, elephants for sixty and wolves twenty-five or more without the aid of doctors or dentists. These animals know which foods to eat without being subjected to processing, formal government programs or marketing propaganda. They grow, breed, give birth and raise their offspring without a manual. Our recipe for a healthy pet and yes, a healthier you is to look back to nature. The basic physiology and pathology of our domestication has not changed from our wild cousins and ancestors. The whole body is dependent on the fuel we ingest to keep all living creatures healthy. What are the foods our pets would consume if they were in the wild? How or do they prepare their meals? How do they rid themselves of parasites and pests? What about their hydration?

an all protein diet in that meat is a complex product with carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and more, all in the most bioavailable form. Our birds need a variety of seeds, grasses, fruits, vegetables, insects and more. Cows, horses, sheep and other grazing animals need a variety of fresh and dried toxic free forage. We must also avoid synthetic, highly processed medications and chemicals with their toxic side effects. A highly immune body resists disease leaving no need for so-called “preventives”. When medication is necessary, we need to limit it to immediate treatment and work to eliminate the causes, thereby creating a happier, healthier pet… 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.

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raig Kuhlmeier, D.C. and Aliyah Strotter, D.C. at Coral Springs Spine and Nerve, provide superior health and balance through chiropractic care. Located at 9720 West Sample road in Coral Springs, the center offers the finest quality chiropractic care available in a state-of-the-art facility. Protecting the well-being of their valued patients is a top priority, while making everyone feel like a member of their trusted family of experts. Coral Springs Spine and Nerve will meet, and surpass, your expectations. The professionals determine the root cause of your problem, find a suitable solution, and not simply treat the symptom. They will take time to discuss the factors of your problem, determine a specific treatment and options for a speedy recovery, and reduce the likelihood of the same condition returning. Trust and honesty are at the forefront of their practice …… while professionalism and superior knowledge separates them from other chiropractic physicians. Simply stated, if you are in need of a chiropractor’s service, Coral Springs Spine and Nerve is the ideal choice. Offering the absolute finest in chiropractic adjustments, decompression therapy, neuropathy treatment, ultrasound, muscle stem, and laser services, the specialists at the center perform their duties with the utmost care. Maintaining spinal health, while educating their patients in chiropractic care, is a top priority of Coral Springs Spine and Nerve. Pain is the way your body informs you that something is wrong …… our experts will make it right.

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Been Told You Need BACK SURGERY? That’s Not How We Operate

Finally, A Breakthrough in the Treatment of Back & Leg Pain and Sciatica Caused by Bulging, Herniated or Squashed Discs In this doctor’s opinion, the best breakthrough treatment for serious back pain of our age is NOT surgery, but a non-surgical, safe and painless, state-of-the-art technology now available in Coral Springs

A very well known surgeon told one of my very first patients...”That won’t hurt you, but it’s not going to help.” Those were the words of this well-known surgeon. He was referring to my new disc machine that reduces and eliminates the back pain and sciatic pain out of those with disc problems.

If you are suffering with back pain or sciatica pain due to a bulging, herniated or degenerative disc, this may be the most important article you read this year.

Back Surgeon Was Dead Wrong! Lucky for my patient, he chose to take my advice. After a thorough examination, I determined he was a candidate for Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression. I recommended a course of treatments to my patient’s delight, the severe back pain he had been taking drugs for was going away. By the end of his treatment, he was totally pain free! He was pain free and off the pain medications for good. Do You Have A Disc Problem? If you experience any of the following in your back or neck, chances are your pain is due to a disc bulge, herniation or degeneration: • A vice-like squeezing feeling in your back • Sitting causes back or leg pain • Stabbing pain at the belt line or in your neck • Can’t turn over in bed without hurting • Numbness in your toes or fingers • Fire down your legs • Searing pain radiates into your arm • Prickling in your legs or toes Finally, Some Good News If you’ve been suffering with back pain or arm/ leg pain caused by a disc bulge, disc herniation or squashed or compressed discs. I GUARANTEE that you will be accepted for treatment only if I truly feel that you can be helped. It’s all because of 15 recent medical studies on spinal decompression. Until recently, the only advice for many of you suffering in pain was to try what you’ve been told: • Try exercising • Try pain shots • Try physical therapy • Try dangerous back surgery • Try pain medications • Just live with it • Try muscle relaxers If you’re like most, none of these have worked for you or you are afraid of what could happen if you do try some of these. Exercising makes you hurt more, pain medications and muscle relaxers cover up the problem and give you side effects. Pain shots can cause more pain, don’t work or don’t last very long or FIX the problem, back surgery didn’t work or made you worse. Or maybe you were one of the lucky ones that back surgery actually helped, but now the problem is back with a vengeance. Whatever your situation, you owe it to yourself to check into a Break through Computerized NonSurgical Treatment for back pain and sciatic or leg pain caused by a bulging, herniated or squashed disc or discs. It has helped hundreds of people who were suffering just like you. This new treatment machine I’m callling my squashed disc machine.

decompression. I was hoping to have less pain and now I have no pain! If you hurt, don’t wait as long as I did to get help. I’ve never been to an office where I’ve been treated as wonderfully as I have by Dr. Kuhlmeier and his staff. Don’t wait. Go! Brenda Lee - Receptionist - Parkland, FL After suffering with low back pain for five years, I was in agony and very depressed, because I didn’t think I could ever get better. I had been to multiple doctors and had MRI’s, pain medications qand injections with no relief. I didn’t want the back surgery that I was offered. I came to see Dr. Kuhlmeier and after two treatments I could tell a difference. Now a few weeks later I’m 90 to 95% better and everything in my life is better. I can do my house work, stand and wash dishes and many other things I couldn’t do before. I would encourage anyone with low back pain like mine to see if Dr. Kuhlmeier can help them. Rhonda Smith - Retired, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Caution! Decompression is DIFFERENT than old time traction or hanging upside down or inversion machines, which can make your muscles squeeze the discs even harder! How Does This Machine Work? Haven’t you ever had the thought...”Gosh, if somebody could just pull me apart...I would feel a whole lot better.” I know you have. And it makes a bit of sense. Well someone else, actually a medical manufacturer, back pain specialists, neurosurgeons and engineers have come up with just that. A machine that gently pulls you apart, stretches the discs to a certain point that causes a drop in pressure inside the disc (like a little vacuum in the middle of the cream filling) causing the cream filling to suck back in! In my clinic, I’ve treated hundreds of patients with non-surgical spiraly decompression with great results so there should be no reason you back pain should be any different. Actually, I’m so sure we can help you with your back problem. I’m willing to back it up...but not with hot air. I GUARANTEE to accept your case only if I truly feel that you can be helped. That’s right. I can guarantee your acceptance because there are only a small percentage of people that we can’t help. And I’m not going to let you know why you’re not right for the treatment. Call our 24 hour helpline anytime. We can get started with your consultation exam and x-rays as soon as there’s an opening in the schedule. I look forward to helping you get rid of your pain so you can start living a healthier, more joyful life. Sincerely, Dr. Craig Kuhlmeier D.C. What Some Of Our Patients Who WERE Good Candidates Have Had To Say About Our Program: I have had low back pain since 1992. It would hurt like an “abscess” and go down my right leg to my ankle. It would hurt whenever I was sitting or standing so I would have to switch every few minutes. I didn’t want to have surgery so I tried

I was having severe neck and left arm pain. I could barely move my arm. I had an MRI which showed that I had a herniated disc in my neck. Then I was sent to the neurosurgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Miami. My only options were epidurals or surgery. I wanted to try decompression first. Boy, am I glad I did! My neck pain is gone and I can now use my arm without pain. I went to a follow-up appointment with my orthopedic surgeon in Miami and he told me to “keep doing what I’m doing”. They are a great bunch of people and you’ll be glad you went. Barbara Sales - Teacher, Margate, FL

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