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Boca To Hollywood - Your Entertainment and News Magazine

February 2014

Issue 74 (835)

Our Town News

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By Brian Weidenbacher

he selections of diamonds, fine stones, and gold or silver that International Jewelers Exchange has to offer, is beyond comparison. With so many choices of distinguished jewelers in this giantsize establishment to choose from, it’s no wonder why customers are treated with friendly, knowledgeable service, while viewing an enormous array of jewelry that features superior, expertly-cut merchandise. Simply stated, it’s the perfect jewelry company with prices you can afford. The International Jewelers Exchange in Boca Raton, Aventura, and Boynton Beach were the first exchanges in South Florida, and to this day, remain the supreme places to shop for jewelry. Whether you’re searching for antique jewels, diamonds, or the finest in quality watches, The International Jewelers Exchange separates themselves from others with great pricing, professional service, and pleasant surroundings. In 1983, Bernard Berfond, no stranger to the jewelry exchange market, founded



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the company in Boca Raton. Berfond was the creator of exchanges on 47th Street in New York. He was able to transport his extensive background and knowledge to his jewelers in South Florida. Presently, Larry Berfond and Scott Levine (Managing Partners), sons of the original owners, are carrying on the family tradition of honesty and integrity in the jewelry business. International Jewelers Exchange is committed to selling beautifully crafted gems and diamonds from the highest quality jewelers, while keeping prices affordable for everyone. Working with 60 different jewelers in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, and Aventura, gives you the best selection and keeping prices to a minimum. Only the finest jewelry from established-named companies is sold at the exchange. Customers all agree that International Jewelers

Exchange offers the best deals in the state of Florida. Besides their large assortment of antique beads, exotic gems and skillfully cut diamonds, the company also sells sterling silver, and platinum, as well as 14K and 18K pieces of jewelry that range between casual and formal styles. To ensure that each piece of jewelry is of exceptional quality, the jewelers work with certified gemologists, diamond dealers, skilled craftsmen, and watchmakers to determine the value and history of each item. While this is a large portion of their business, they also have estate buyers available to purchase your fine gold items, diamonds, and watches. International Jewelers Exchange offers the best prices around, so you can invest in a new piece of jewelry, or put the money away for a “rainy day”. Customers love the fact that they can do business under one roof while trading in their gold and diamonds at high prices. Being able to take advantage of great deals on quality jewelry in the South Florida area is a gigantic plus ….. for every customer. continued on page 21

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The Five W’s of Trusts (What, Who, Why, Where, and When) By Alan Reinfeld of Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A.

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1) What: a trust is a legal document that transfers property during or after a person’s lifetime for the benefit of someone. For the most part, there are 2 types of trusts: A Revocable and a Non-Revocable. A revocable trust can be changed or altered at any time by the creator or creators of the trust during his or her lifetime, while a nonrevocable trust can only be changed in certain, rare circumstances.

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2) Who: a trust can be made out for the benefit of any person that you may want, including young children, your spouse, a friend, or your parents.

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Since my last article, people have been calling my office and inquiring on what a trust is and its potential benefits. As a result, I have decided to focus this month’s article on answering, what I like to call, the 5 W’s of a trust.

3) Why: a trust can automatically transfer property without the use of a will or the need to go to court. Additionally, the use of a trust is usually faster than that of a normal will in transferring property and title as well as it helps avoid the lengthy process of probate in courts. A trust also has the following benefits: it secures your property for the benefit of your beneficiaries, it protects the property from claims from creditors while in the trust, and it also ensures your privacy (as a trust does not become a public record like a will does). Some trusts may even better your tax status with certain trusts if you fall above the taxable exemption. 4) Where: a trust can dispose of property anywhere, so long as the local law of where the property is located is followed and the property is properly titled in the name of the trust. 5) When: a trust can be created today with the help of our attorneys. A trust is a very important document for the preservation of your property in the event of death or incapacitation. There are many factors to consider in creating a trust document and only a licensed attorney can walk you through the fine details of both the creation and the proper funding of a trust. The attorneys at Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. have experience in creating trusts and can formulate a trust to meet all your needs. Call us now to schedule a free consultation and to discuss our special rates.

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Calendar of Events

For more information, contact: Alan J. Reinfeld, Esq. Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. 10235 West Sample Road Suite 207 Coral Springs, FL 33065 1-855-LAWS-123 The Law Offices of Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. has offices in Coral Springs, Plantation, Fort Lauderdale. Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A. is a full-serviced law firm specializing in a variety of fields such as Probate and Trust Administration, Estate Planning (Wills and Trusts), Business/Commercial Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, and Landlord/Tenant Law. Our attorneys and staff seek to provide the upmost service to our clients, while maintaining an effective cost containment strategy. The firm can be reached at 954-334-1520 or

February 1- Saturday Jerry Seinfeld, 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Visit GreenMarket Pompano Beach, 8 am to 1 pm at Atlantic Blvd. and Cypress Road, Pompano Beach Call 954-786-7824.

February 7- Friday South Florida Fine Jewelry, Art & Antiques Show, Noon to 9 pm at Gallery of Amazing Things, 481 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach; show runs through February 9. Call 954-654-7739.

City of Deerfield Beach Movies in the Park, 7 pm to 9 pm at Villages of Hillsboro Park, 4111 NW 6 Street, DeerUnity in the Community, 11 am to 3 pm at Community Park, 820 NE 18 AVE, Pompano Beach Call 954-709-5894. field Beach Call 954-480-4429. Happy Lunar New Year, Vietnamese Music Show, 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Visit February 2- Sunday Deerfield Beach Green Market, 8 am to 2 pm at Cove Shopping Center, 1580 SE 3 Court, Deerfield Beach Visit February 4- Tuesday City of Oakland Park Farmer’s Market, 3 pm to 8 pm at Southwest corner of NE 38 Street/North Dixie Highway, Downtown Oakland Park Call 954-630-4501. Panthers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:30 p.m. at BB&T Center, Sunrise Visit

Isn’t It Romantic… An Evening with Nicole Henry & Her Band, 7:30 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive Call 954-344-5999. February 16- Sunday Liza Minnelli, 7 p.m. at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5 AVE, Fort Lauderdale Visit https://

February 19- Wednesday February 8- Saturday Masters of Illusion, 7:30 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for MLK Arts on the Boulevard, 4 pm to 8 pm at 601 Martin the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive Call 954-344-5999. Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Pompano Beach Call 954-786-7824. February 10- Monday The L.O.VE. Project- Las Olas Valentines Extravaganza, 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Timpanos, Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Call 954-826-7148. February 13- Thursday Alan Parsons Live Project and The Orchestra with former members of ELO, 8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, Hollywood Visit February 14- Friday Happy Valentine’s Day!

Trisha Yearwood, 8 p.m. at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5 AVE, Fort Lauderdale Visit https:// February 24- Monday A Walk Through History 2014, 7 pm at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW 5 AVE, Fort Lauderdale Call 954-828-4742. February 25- Tuesday Demi Lovato, 7:30 p.m. at BB&T Center, Sunrise Visit

Andrea Bocelli, 8 p.m. at BB&T Center, Sunrise Visit

February 27- Thursday The Art of Wine & Food Series presents: “The Wines of South America!”, 6 pm to 8:30 pm at Museum of Art | Fort Darlene Love, 8 p.m. at Parkland Playhouse, Fort Lauderdale Lauderdale, One East Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Call 954-262-0249. The People’s Tenor- Michael Amante, 7:30 p.m. at Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive Steve Solomon’s Cannoli, Latkes & Guilt!, Showtimes Panthers vs. Washington Capitals, 7:30 p.m. at BB&T vary; Show runs til February 16, at Coral Springs Center for Call 954-344-5999. Center, Sunrise Visit the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs February 15- Saturday Call 954-344-5999. The Love Rule, 7 pm at Broward Center for the Perform- February 28- Friday Sergio George presents Salsa Giants, 8 p.m. at Hard Rock ing Arts, 201 SW 5 AVE, Fort Lauderdale Call 954-462February 6- Thursday Live, Hollywood 0222. Panthers vs. Detroit Red Wings, 7:30 p.m. at BB&T Visit Center, Sunrise Visit 40th Anniversary Love and Hope Ball, 6:30 pm at Westin Disney Junior Live! Pirate and Princess Adventures, 4 Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 South Ocean Drive, Holpm and 7 pm at BB&T Center, Sunrise lywood Call 800-321-3437. Visit February 5- Wednesday City of Pompano Beach Winter Concert Series- Bossa Jazz, 7:30 pm to 9 pm at Emma Lou Olson Civic Center, Pompano Beach Call 954-786-4111.

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• Government & City - Fort Lauderdale • Message From The Fort Lauderdale Mayor

Fort Lauderdale Right on Track in 2014!

Economic Resurgence Brings National Recognition By John P. “Jack” Seiler


ort Lauderdale is moving full steam ahead in 2014 with a citywide Vision that is guiding our efforts to build community, enhance quality of life, and create a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable City. We had a banner year in 2013 that saw us make impressive gains in key industry sectors, and we are now well-positioned to build upon our economic momentum and reach even greater heights in 2014. Our unemployment rate has plunged to 5.2%, which is our lowest level in over 5 years and which is also lower than our neighboring counties, the state, and the nation. We have seen 48 consecutive months of tourism growth with a record-breaking 13 million visitors coming to our area spending over $10 billion. According to the Global Business Travel Association’s annual survey, for the third year in a row, Fort Lauderdale claimed the nation’s top spot for lowest travel taxes among the nation’s top 50 destinations. In the housing sector, our residential property values have spiked 29% over last year and more than 4,000 residential units are under development, representing over $1 billion of private investment in our City. On the transportation front, All Aboard Florida’s decision to locate a passenger rail station on NW 2nd Avenue is exciting news that promises to spur additional growth, job creation and redevelopment in the northern portion of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

of the Future” – Foreign Direct Investment Magazine “Top 10 Best Places for Veterans to Live” – Best Places for Veterans Report “Most Outstanding Green Government” – U.S. Green Building Council, South Florida Chapter “Top 10 Great Cities for Family Vacations” – Vacation Critic Travel Planning Guide “Favorite Winter Destination of Canadians” – “Top 100 Best Places to Live” – Number #2 “Happiest Cities for Young Professionals” and among the “Best Places for Business and Careers” – Forbes Magazine

These national accolades are a clear indication of our City’s strength and confidence moving forward, and also serve as an important reminder that our greatest achievements have been and will continue to be accomplished together. All of us build community! Industry experts are taking note of As we look ahead, we will continue to work our economic resurgence and giving us in partnership with our most important asset – our high marks as a leading destination in neighbors – to build a bright future and make Fort numerous sectors: Lauderdale an even better place to live, work, play, “Top 10 Best Places to Retire” – visit, and raise a family. Money Magazine “Top 10 Small American Cities


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Join Us March 8th for the St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival!

Get ready to renew a great Fort Lauderdale tradition! On Saturday, March 8th, the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival marches into downtown to celebrate all things Irish! The excitement begins at 11 am with a traditional Irish Blessing at Huizenga Plaza in Bubier Park (Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue), followed by the 3rd Annual Leprechaun Leap Family Fun Run! The Parade begins at Noon along Las Olas Boulevard and will feature decorative floats, pipe and drum corps, classic automobiles, bagpipers, marching bands, Irish dancers, street performers, scout troops, local sports teams, Veterans groups, and so much more. Following the parade, stick around for the best Irish celebration in town at the St. Patrick’s Festival, which runs until 7:00 pm at Huizenga Plaza and along the Riverwalk. Highlights will include live performances by Celtic Bridge, the Joe Dougherty Band, the Fineans, Avalon, Bohola, the Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance, and more! One of the main reasons we brought the St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival back in 2010 was to provide downtown businesses with an added economic boost. Each year, this event attracts thousands of residents, locals, and tourists, who enjoy the festivities while supporting our downtown shops, restaurants, retail, cultural and entertainment venues. By hosting the event on March 8th, our downtown businesses will benefit twice -- once from the huge crowds that will attend the Parade & Festival and again on March 17th when locals and visitors come out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It is truly a win/win for everyone. For more details, call 954-828-5985 or visit the event website at See you on March 8th, and be sure to wear green!

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

Working to Make Oakland Park a ‘Pretty City’


uring a series of budget and strategic planning meetings over the past year, our City Commission developed several initiatives driven in large part by the input from Oakland Park residents and business owners. One of the points of emphasis was focusing on our beautification efforts to make Oakland Park a more attractive place to live, work and play. This “pretty city” concept was the impetus for the City’s Proud Oakland Park (POP) initiative and thanks to our engaged and inspired residents and business community, we are seeing dramatic results. One of our first activities was “Make a Difference Day”, where more than 70 City volunteers participated in nearly 200 hours of service. According to Hands on Broward, Oakland Park was the only municipality in Broward County to conduct a citywide Make a Difference Day event. The projects included painting, picking up litter, tree planting and helping some of our most needy residents with home repairs and landscaping assistance. In addition to our Community Volunteers Corps members, we received outstanding participation and support from the students at Northeast High School and the Home Depot. Our volunteers also came out in


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force for the recent cleanup event at our City’s Lakeside Sand Pine Preserve. Our City staff provided volunteers with water, tools and directions to help maintain this nature preserve recently awarded the 2013 Florida Municipal Achievement Award in the category of “Florida’s Natural History: Your Parks and More.” Oakland Park welcomes volunteers for a couple of upcoming events that complement our POP initiative. Volunteers will assist staff at the free tree giveaway we are holding for Oakland Park residents on Saturday, February 22 at the Wimberly Field Athletic Complex, 4000 NE 3 Avenue. City residents can choose from six species of native trees in three-gallon containers for convenient transport and planting. Native trees have better wildlife attracting values when compared with exotic species. When planted in their native environment, these trees will be easier to care for with less need for fertilizer, pesticides and water. The cost for the trees will be paid for by the City’s Tree Trust Fund. Proof of residency is required. To learn more, please call our City’s Parks and Leisure Services Department at 954-630-4511. The Marine Industries of South Florida has once again selected the City’s J. Dewey Hawkins Landing

Boat Ramp/Canoe & Kayak Launch as one of the volunteer collection sites for the 37th Annual Waterway Cleanup on Saturday, March 1. This year’s event will begin at 8 a.m. at our boat ramp at 2900 NE 12th Terrace (just south of Oakland Park Boulevard). Take the family out for a canoe or kayak trip in our local waterways and collect unwanted debris during this countywide effort. Volunteers can help clean the shores of waterway parks “where blue meets green.” The Waterway Cleanup is one of Broward County’s largest environmental events. In 2013, volunteers by land and boats successfully removed 18.6 tons of trash and debris from local waterways, rivers, canals and shorelines. Help clean our Oakland Park waterways and improve wildlife habitats while enjoying a wonderful day outdoors. Meet new friends who share your interest in the local environment and give your children the gift of nature. For more information on the Waterway Cleanup and other volunteer opportunities, call our Volunteer Services Manager at 954-630-4502. We welcome all who help join our efforts to help make Oakland Park a pretty city!

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• Chamber of Commerce - Pompano Beach •

• Chamber of Commerce - Deerfield Beach •

Pompano Beach Chamber News

Message From The Executive Director Of The Deerfield Beach Chamber Of Commerce

By Ric Green

President of the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce

By Larry DeVille

Our LEAD$ Lunch will take place on Wednesday, February 5th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm at Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce, located at 1601 E Hillsboro Blvd. The speaker is Trevor Clendenin of SunSocial SEO. Come find out the information needed to make your company successful on the web and in social media. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to help grow your business!

Another event not to miss is Breakfast ‘N Deerfield. This month’s event will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at Broward Health North, located at 201 East Sample Road, Pompano Beach. Join us at the Broward Health North Conference Center. The parking lot entrance is North of Sample Road on NE 3rd Avenue. Our guest speaker is Christine Tascione of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. One of the biggest events for our City is back! Deerfield Beach Founders’ Days is almost here! The 67th Annual Founders’ Days 2014 Celebration: Remembering the Past, Celebrating the Present and Planning the Future will be held on February 13th through February 16th with many of fun filled events throughout the City of Deerfield Beach. For the four days, guests can enjoy a carnival, parade, fireworks display, motorcycle show, arts and crafts, and food vendors. Each day has a special program of events the whole family can enjoy, while residents and and visitors can celebrate the founding of this great


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We are looking forward to many special events in the coming months and invite our community to find out more about our local Chamber of Commerce.

City! One of the highlights is a Founder’s Day parade. For more information, visit www.DeerfieldBeachFoundersDays. com. Save the Date to celebrate Mardi Gras. The Deerfield Beach Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala is set for March 8, 2014 at the beautiful Deer Creek Country Club. We are reaching out to businesses for donations of Auction items. This helps the Chamber to reach their goal to provide as much support as possible to the community and numerous charitable organizations that they support throughout the year, while at the same time providing you with a platform to promote your business. Last year’s event was a huge success due to generous contributions from private individuals, local businesses and large organizations. The Gala is open to the community at large. As in previous years, there will be business owners, political figures, as well as other local dignitaries not only from Deerfield Beach, but also from the surrounding communities. The theme for this year’s Gala is “Mardi Gras” and there will be several recipients for our award, “Unmasked

I Mark your calendars for our Women in Business Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15th from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Deerfield Chamber of Commerce, located at 1601 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach. This is a great way to network with local women in business!

Community Hero”. These recipients will be nominated by employers, co-workers and residents throughout the community. We are very excited and anticipate that this year’s event will exceed the success of previous years. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that a portion of the Gala’s proceeds will benefit the International Society for Autism. For more information, visit The Deerfield Chamber of Commerce is focused on the future and dedicated to ensuring that Deerfield Beach is a fantastic place to work, live and play. As a leader in economic development, we foster a positive business climate and provide fundamental resources that create, enhance and expand our community businesses. The Chamber serves each of its members through a multitude of opportunities for companies, large and small, to get involved in the business community. To learn more about how a Chamber membership can help your business, contact us at 954-427-1050.

Leadership North Broward Program Looking For Applicants

f you are striving to be an emerging leader in your community, one way to gain support is through “Leadership North Broward,” an interactive learning experience designed to develop leadership skills and provide an introduction to the communities of North Broward. Leadership North Broward encompasses Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point and the surrounding market areas led by Chadia Ghanem and now, Chuck Bell, this program meets one day a month for a tour and introduction of various areas within the community. The theme of the tour changes monthly from public service, public health, regional government, tourism, history day, business, nonprofit and port sectors. The program will give the individual insight and access to the inner circle of local business, government, civic and community leaders. “The Leadership North Broward vision is to inspire, inform and advance accomplished business men and women leaders who will influence our region’s future,” said Ghanem, “The program offers participants a close-up view of political, business and social issues and trends, information that is invaluable to them as executives or entrepreneurs and active participants in the community.” Leadership North Broward will also help develop and enhance participant’s leadership skills, business acumen and increase their personal marketability. This program is a great opportunity to belong to a unique group of business leaders,

charting their course through today’s challenges and setting their compass for success in 2014. Leadership North Broward is actively seeking tomorrow’s leaders. Class enrollment is limited to ensure each participant’s access and visibility. This year’s program will be comprised of 9 full day programs, lasting through September. Keep the wind in your sails, complete the application and return it to the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce today! Class selection will be determined by creating a diverse group of individuals from the applications submitted, who have fully committed to the time requirements of this program. For an application, e-mail the Chamber at or contact Chadia Ghanem at Auto Tech and Body at chadia@autotechandbody. com or 954-946-9730. Leadership classes began January 16, 2014 and will follow on the 3rd Thursday of every month. There is still time to apply!

51st Annual Pompano Beach Holiday Boat Parade Winners Announced Best in Show – BIMINI TWIST Most Unique Over 30 ft. – Marine Max Getaways Under 30 ft. – SeaTeaz Best in Sound Over 30 ft. – Kali Nichta Under 30 ft. – My Favorite DJ Best Entertainment Over 30 ft. – Kokomo Under 30 ft – 4 P’s Best ClubOver 30 ft. – Meantime Under 30 ft. – Southern Breeze Best Commercial – Over 30 ft. - Serenity III Under 30 ft. – Wahoo II Best First Timers Over 30 ft. – O-Sea-D Under 30 ft. – Sweet Karoline Most Effective Lighting Over 30 ft. – Triple Threat Under 30 ft. – Cruising Altitude Best Private BoatOver 30 ft. – War Eagle Under 30 ft. – Sea Wench Best Lighthouse Point Entry – Over 30 ft. – Plush Toy Under 30 ft. – Reel Priority Upcoming Events Pompano Beach Chamber AwardMark your calendars for these upOver 30 ft – Knot on Call coming networking opportunities! February 5: Business with a Twist at Under 30 ft – Knot in School Spirit of the Parade Award – Champps Fort Lauderdale, 6401 N. Wich Craft Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 5:30 – 7 p.m., $10 w/RSVP or $15 at TOP THREE POINT WINNERS door. Visit www.pompanobeachout of a possible 200 for more information. Bimini Twist 195 pts. February 20: Monthly Pompano Sweet Karoline 191 pts. Chamber Breakfast, Holy Cross SeaTeaz 190 pts. Hospital, 7:45 – 9 a.m., $10 w/RSVP or $15 at door. Visit www.pomCongratulations to our for more Holiday Boat Parade winners! information.

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fter my first step through the doors of PostNet, I immediately realized that this is the store I’ve been looking for. Whatever your needs are for design work, printing, copying, or shipping, the friendly staff at PostNet will assist, and supply you, with the finest quality materials and service. Conveniently located at 8202 Wiles Road at the Riverside Square Plaza in Coral Springs, Postnet is your “onestop store” for all your printing needs Owner Jose Luis Mercader, along with NelsyArria and Vanessa Gill, will courteously, and professionally, take care of your business needs. Whether your requirements are for design work, printing, or mailing, PostNet can cut your time and expenses, and allow you to feel confident with their services. In the design portion of the business, PostNet can create logos, and assist you with branding, campaigns,


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promotions, marketing materials, websites, mobile websites, and promotional merchandise, while supplying you with invitations, calendars and photo books on the personal level. Print-wise, PostNet can help by producing copy services, business stationery, signs, banners, posters, brochures, flyers, forms, and labels. The company also does binding, laminating, cutting, folding, stapling, and hole punching. PostNet will help you with email marketing, direct mail, faxes and fax to email. They can ship via UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS, and even custom packaging is available. Whatever your needs are as far as mail forwarding and parcel receiving, let PostNet handle the details. You can rest assured that privacy and security are at the forefront of these services. Postnet offers the correct mix of services and products

By Brian Weidenbacher to meet your needs. They can design your marketing collateral, print your presentations, and handle you packing and shipping. Private mailbox rentals, fax services, notary public, office supplies, and stamps are just a few of the “extra services” offered by this outstanding company. PostNet mailbox customers have 24-hour access to their mailboxes. Postnet is your neighborhood business center, supplying Coral Springs and the surrounding area with professional, convenient, friendly service. Stop by and see what Postnet can do for you, or your company. You can reach them at 954-752-4055, or visit PostNet at fl154. The store is open Monday thru Friday, from 8:30 AM to 7:00 PM, and Saturday from10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. PostNet …… Quality, neighborly service with your best interests at heart! February 2014


Long-term Care Insurance May Help Make The Golden Years More Golden Having a ‘rainy day’ fund, whether large or small, may help you prepare for many of life’s ‘what ifs’. After all, unexpected expenses can come in numerous forms and at any time. For many of us, needing long-term care may be a natural part of living a long life. Without long-term care insurance, that possibility may translate into a need to save for that ‘what if’. Long-term care insurance may help you enjoy more of your money, making the golden years more golden. By reducing the need for a long-term care ‘rainy day’ fund, you may have greater freedom to spend more on the people and things that matter most to you, like your family, travel, and your favorite pastimes. The math is pretty simple too; the cost of long-term care insurance may be a small portion of what care services may cost out of pocket. Together, let’s create a plan for your future that allows you to continue all the good in your life. Contact me, Connie Booth, Agent, New York Life Insurance Company at 954-651-3777. 507784 (FL)


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Get Your Green On! Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival Marches into Downtown on March 8th


et ready to paint the town green! On Saturday, March 8th, the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival returns to the streets of downtown featuring fun and excitement for the entire family! Presented by Jameson Irish Whiskey, the free St. Patrick›s Parade & Festival has quickly grown into one of Fort Lauderdale›s largest and most anticipated events, attracting thousands of spectators for a one-of-a-kind celebration of all things Irish. This year›s event promises to be bigger and better than ever, highlighted by a colorful parade, live music, great food, and outstanding entertainment. The pageantry and excitement will begin on Saturday morning at 11:00 am with a traditional Irish Blessing at Huizenga Plaza, located at Las Olas Boulevard and Andrews Avenue. Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. «Jack» Seiler will deliver opening remarks, which will be followed by the running of the 3rd Annual Leprechaun Leap, a family fun run featuring parents and children clad in green racing down Las Olas Boulevard to kick off the festivities. At noon, all eyes will turn toward the corner of Las Olas Boulevard and S.E. 5th Avenue for the kickoff of the largest St. Patrick’s Parade in South Florida. This year more than 100 colorful parade entries will travel west along Las Olas Boulevard through the heart of downtown and finish at Las Olas Riverfront. Highlights will include decorative floats, pipe and drum corps, classic automobiles, bagpipers, marching bands, Irish dancers, street performers, scout troops, local sports teams, Veterans groups, and elected officials.   Following the parade, the St. Patrick›s Festival will continue until 7:00 pm at Huizenga Plaza and along the Riverwalk. Festival highlights will include live music, Irish dancers, interactive games, stilt walkers, leprechauns, cultural exhibits, and plenty of your favorite Irish food and


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beverages. The event will also feature live performances from popular bands and entertainers including Celtic Bridge, the Joe Dougherty Band, Avalon, Bohola, the Fineans, the Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance, and more! Children will enjoy the festival’s expanded Kids Zone with bounce houses, train rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, balloon artists, a magic show, puppet show, animal show, and more!The day’s entertainment schedule is as follows:


HUIZENGA PLAZA: 10 AM – 7 PM 10:00 am Joe Dougherty Band 11:00 am Mayor’s Welcome and Irish Blessing 11:15 am Irish Dance 11:30 am Fineans (band) 11:30 AM Leprechaun Leap Family Run along Las Olas Boulevard NOON Parade Begins along Las Olas Boulevard 12:45 pm Avalon (band) 2:00 pm Bohola (band) 3:00 pm Aranmore Academy of Irish Dance 3:30 pm Celtic Bridge (band) 4:45 pm Bag Pipers 5:00 pm Bohola (band) 6:00 pm Fineans (band)


Featuring bounce houses, train rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more! 10:30 am Puppet Show 11:30 AM Leprechaun Leap Family Run along Las Olas Boulevard NOON Parade Begins along Las Olas Boulevard 2:30 pm Animal Show 3:30 pm Magic Show

On Friday, March 7th, Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler will renew a legendary tradition when he paints a green stripe on Las Olas Boulevard to ceremoniously mark the route for the St. Patrick’s Parade. The event preview and street striping ceremony will take place on Friday, March 7th at Noon in front of Huizenga Plaza, located at the corner of Andrews Avenue and Las Olas Boulevard. Highlights of the event will include remarks from Mayor Seiler, the St. Patrick’s Day Committee Chair and event officials, an event preview and special appearances by a bagpiper and leprechaun. The festivities will culminate when Mayor Seiler takes to the street with a paint roller in hand to lay down a green stripe on Las Olas Boulevard. The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization and a sanctioned event of Winterfest. The event is sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, City of Fort Lauderdale, Downtown Development Authority, and Republic Waste. For more information about the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, call (954) 8285985 or visit www.ftlaudirishfest. com.

*Schedule is subject to change.

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24th Annual ‘Walk For The Animals’ supports the Humane Society of Broward County By Nicol Jenkins


hake a tail… and give back to your furry friends! Don’t miss this year’s Walk For The Animals event in support of our animals in need. Sign up now for the 24th Annual Walk For The Animals, presented by VCA Animal Hospitals and sponsored by PETCO Foundation. The event will take place on Saturday, March 1st at Huizenga Plaza in Downtown Fort Lauderdale and is chaired by Carey Morgan and John Glorieux. Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the 1.25mile walk will begin at 10 a.m. Honorary Chairs for the Walk include Jacey Birch of WPLG Local 10 News and U-Turn Laverne from 99.9 Kiss Country. You don’t need a dog to join in the fun! The walk is a fabulous way to meet fellow animal lovers, all while raising money for a great cause. There will be

a bounce house and face painting for the younger crowd. Dogs can receive the star treatment with doggie massages, red carpet photos, and a dip in the doggie pools; all while their owners enjoy free pancakes from IHOP and live entertainment from the Thunderhead band. Participants can also visit sponsor booths and pick up fun items.

There are a number of ways to get involved and help the HSBC reach their $530,000 goal. Participants can create a personal fundraising page at and ask friends, family and co-workers to make donations.

Have a group of friends or coworkers that are dog lovers? Form a Pack or team and raise a minimum of $1,500 and your pack will receive special perks on Walk day. Some ideas to help you reach your fundraising goals are hosting a bake sale, a dog wash or a book sale. If you raise $150 you’ll receive the official Walk t-shirt and dog bandana. The more you raise, the more you earn including, an HSBC canvas tote bag, Kindle Fire HD and VCA Animal Hospitals’ gift certificates are awards for various levels of fundraising. The top three fundraisers will enjoy fabulous prizes for their hard work. The Humane Society of Broward County is a private non-profit organization made possible by the generous donations of animal enthusiasts like you. To learn more about the HSBC, visit


“Making a difference in the lives of others who are diagnosed with breast cancer” is what Sabrina and Trinity Segredo, known as the Pink Warrior Sisters, truly support. Sabrina is a senior attending Broward Virtual School who has a passion for art and is aspiring to be a pastry chef. Trinity is a 7th grader home-schooled by her parents and has passionately danced for 10 years. These two sisters have come together hoping to give a helping hand to Susan G. Komen as we all fight against breast cancer. “Family and friends of the Segredo’s continually support breast cancer awareness. They have both donated to Locks of Love multiple times before when they were younger. Locks of Love is a non-profit Charity that accepts donations of human hair and money with the stated intention of making wigs for


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needy children with medical conditions that have caused them to lose their hair. Organizations, like Locks of Love, create a sense of normalcy in the hectic lives of these children. Independently becoming involved, Sabrina and Trinity have always supported the fight against breast cancer. One day they decided they wanted to take their involvement with this cause a step further. “We have supported the fight against breast cancer in various ways in the past. Now we’re looking to take the fight to another level. Our first goal as Pink Warriors is to reach $1,000 in total donations. Every dollar counts so we are happy to accept donations of any amount because it all adds up in our fight for this significant cause”, proudly explains Sabrina and Trinity Segredo. These girls are absolutely truly committed to make a difference in the lives of those diagnosed with breast cancer. To help them reach their goal you could make a donation by credit card at the following link: site/TR/PassionatelyPink/ HeadquartersSite?team_ id=283724&pg=team&fr_id=3715

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Brad Short handles the Parkour side of the training at Intensity Gymnastics & Parkour. Without question, this is serious holistic training,using movement that was developed from military obstacle course training. Parkour is a disciplined art form where the practitioner explores his, or hers, own physical capabilities within endless environments. It includes running, climbing, swinging, vaulting, jumping, rolling, and quadrupedal movement, depending on what movement is deemed most suitable for the given situation. “You approach fear with anxiety and understanding, while feeling a certain calming effect”, Short said. “It’s a harmonized chaotic nervousness that is conquered by your ability to accomplish your goal”, he added. As Brad went through his routine, the concentration and “tunnel-vision” appearance etched on his face, transformed into a solid, well-performed routine that immediately made me realize that this is an intense, serious workout that brings out the best in any person. There’s and emotional, physical, and spiritual side to this hour and fifteen minute fantastic form of workout. Intensity Gymnastics & Parkour is located at 1690 Banks Road in Margate. You can call for additional information at 954-532-4088. continued from page 3



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to stay connected by registering your email address for free give-a-ways, sales events, specials, and all jewelry news. The International Jewelers Exchange is like a neat little city of different jewelers, rare coins, antique jewelry, appraisers, and repairs. Located at 8221 Glades Road (Suite 101) in Boca Raton, the International Jewelers Exchange stands ready to serve all your

jewelry needs. Trust me, after your initial visit to the store, you’ll become a customer for life. The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. You can call them at 561-488-0648, or visit the website at www. International Jewelers Exchange …… Florida’s finest discount jewelry company!

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• Dining & Entertainment •

• Dining & Entertainment •

TEQUILA SUNRISE MEXICAN GRILL ……. GREAT MEXICAN CUISINE By Brian Weidenbacher If you’re searching for the best food from south of the border in Broward County, look no further than Tequila Sunrise. Tempting fresh squeezed Margarita’s, homemade Mexican cuisine, and fresh regional Mexican seafood, adorns a menu that will have you looking forward to your next visit with a renewed anticipation for Mexican fare.



(Cypress Creek , January 29 ,2014)– The people who work and play in Cypress Creek are rejoicing at the arrival of Giraffas Brazilian Steaks & Burgers in Cypress Creek 6300 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33334. During the Grand Located at 4711 North Dixie Highway in Oakland Park, Tequila Opening Saturday, February 1st through Sunday, February 2nd Giraffas is offering 50% off all entrée’s as well as family fun activities will be held throughout the days. Sunrise offers their customers not only great, freshly prepared With a fast-casual concept, an award-winning décor, and a succulent menu of Mexican food and drinks, but the friendliest and knowledgeable unique Brazilian dishes and rich flavors, Giraffas is quickly becoming a go-to place for service found anywhere. busy families and professionals. Already named one of the top Fast Casual Restaurants in the world by Travel & Your meal should definitely begin with a Margarita. Choose Leisure, and recently awarded 13th place out of the top 100 fast casual restaurants for between the Tequila Sunrise Margarita (my personal favorite), 2013 by Fast Causal Magazine, Giraffas offers affordable dishes that include premiumthe Big Boss, Patron Anejo, Cabo Wabo Rockin’ Silverado, and the 57 Chevy. Other choices are available, but any of the above quality, uniquely Brazilian Picanha and Maminha meat cuts, chicken, shrimp and mentioned drinks will absolutely put you in a “Mexican frame of salmon specials, and their famous Quinoa salad and Brazilian Farofa. Diners can also mind”. Daily Happy Hour is 3 – 7 PM, featuring a nice selection enjoy a selection of beers, including Itaipava Brazilian beer, and cap off their meal with of beers, House Margaritas, wines, and well drinks. Even the 46 a mouthwatering dessert, such as their Petit Gâteau. The fourth largest chain in Brazil has been carefully following American consumer ounce Fishbowl House Margarita, wonderfully priced at $7.99, trends towards greater authenticity and continuously pursuing a strategy of introducing is a great value. Americans to the Brazilian palate with a diverse menu and a wide selection of unique An array of enchiladas, burritos, tacos, chimichangas, nachos, Brazilian meats, dishes and spices. “Our goal is to make Brazilian food a desired taste in America,” remarked the U.S. Marketing Director, Maria Huertas. “We start with highand chilaquiles, place the menu at Tequila Sunrise as one of end, fresh product and handcraft our dishes with our Brazilian spices, being careful to the most bountiful of any restaurant. The Mariscos (seafood) enhance the original food flavors and not modify them. This is the essence of Brazilian dishes, are some of the freshest, and flavorful dishes, I’ve ever cooking philosophy. “ tasted. The Maine Lobster Enchiladas, and Shrimp Veracruz This is not the type of Brazilian restaurant, with the all-you-can-eat meat menus, to caught my eye from the start. When it arrived at our table, I which we have grown accustomed here in the States. Their tagline is “A Brazilian twist was not disappointed. The Chimichangas, whether you seon what you love to eat”, and true to that message their menu fuses typical American lect chicken, shredded beef, ground beef, shrimp, or crab, will dishes with the food-conscious culture of Brazil. For this skillful adaptation of Brazilian certainly create a bond between your appetite and satisfaction. cuisine to the American palate, the Travel Channel showcased Giraffas Restaurant in The taste is extraordinary! their popular show, FAST FOODS GONE GLOBAL: USA. Working professionals taking a lunch break, or busy parents looking to provide their The tacos, burritos, and fajitas, hold a special place in my heart (and my stomach). Daily Specials (7 days a week) are also on families with a fast, yet nutritious meal find the perfect dining option at Giraffas. The experience does not stop with the food. Diners’ senses are delighted as they encounter the menu. “All-You-Can-Eat Taco Tuesdays” is a favorite for award-winning décor of vibrant, cheery colors, display boards with revolving many …… including me! tantalizing menus, TV screens showcasing trending tweets, news and sports, and If you’re in the mood for great Mexican food, while relaxing in a delicious aromas wafting from the open, bustling kitchen, where the cooks are showing quaint atmosphere with family or friends, head on over to Tequi- off their meal preparations. GIraffas Restaurants are cozily inviting places where you la Sunrise. The hours of operation are Monday thru Wednesday want to hang out, even if for a short respite, and have a complete dining experience. (11:30 AM to 10:00 PM), Thursday thru Saturday (11:30 AM to A meal at Giraffas can be experienced at a reasonable price, too. Their generous 11:00 PM), and Sunday (Noon to 10:00 PM). Call Tequila Sun- portions range from $8 for a hand-made, high-quality Picanha meat burger with fries rise at 954-938-4473 for daily specials, information, directions, to $15 for their salmon dishes. To learn more about Giraffas Restaurant, visit their website at, their or how to join their “Text Club”. Tequila Sunrise Mexican Grill Facebook page at, or follow them on Twitter: GiraffasUSA. …… Great Mexican Cuisine North of the Border! Find our ad in the Our Town News coupon book!

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The Music Club of Hollywood (MCOH) STUDENTS


Calendar Tues, Feb 4-25 Classical Music Appreciation Classes Feb 4: Hello Cello Feb 11: Operatic Entrances Feb 18: Camille Saint-Saens Feb 25: Cool Clarinets 6:00-7:30pm Stirling Road Library 3151 Stirling Road Tues, Feb 4-25 Florida Ukulele Network (F.U.N.) Grace Art Center 75 N. Federal Highway, Rear Suite, Dania Beach Sat, Feb 9 Mark Bornfield & D’Jamin, Musical Blockbusters: Broadway, Pop & Jazz 3:00-4:00pm Anne Kolb Nature Center 751 Sheridan Street


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D’Jamin Bartlett & Mark Bornfield In Concert February 9, 2014


Sat, Feb 22 Young Musician Recital Music Club of Hollywood Meeting 10:00am-11:30am Tues, Mar 4-18 Classical Music Appreciation Classes March 4: Bohemian Composers Mar 11: Jewish Composers Mar 18: Rachmaninoff 6:00-7:30pm Stirling Road Library 3151 Stirling Road Tues, Mar 4-18 Florida Ukulele Network (F.U.N.) Grace Art Center 75 N. Federal Highway, Rear Suite Dania Beach

Sat, Mar 9 Roy Connor, Folk Music Revival 3:00-4:00pm Anne Kolb Nature Center 751 Sheridan Street Sat, April 12 Young Musician Recital Music Club of Hollywood Meeting 10:00-11:30am Sat, April 27 Scholarship Auditions 10:00am-3:00pm Anne Kolb Nature Center 751 Sheridan Street Register www. Deadline mid-March Sun, May 4th Harp Society Annual Recital 3:00-4:00pm Anne Kolb Nature Center 751 Sheridan Street

Contact: (954) 560-9675


Roy Connors, In concert March 9, 2014

National Federation of Music Clubs

Since its founding in 1898, the NFMC has grown into one of the world’s largest music organizations with club and individual members of all ages. The NFMC is chartered by the Congress of the United States, and is the only music organization member of the United Nations. NFMC provides opportunities for musical study, performance and appreciation to more than 200,000 senior, student and junior members in 6,500 musicrelated clubs and organizations nationwide. Members are professional and amateur musicians, vocalists, composers, dancers, performing artists, arts and music educators, music students, generous music patrons and benefactors, and music lovers of all ages. Dedicated to finding and fostering young musical talent, the NFMC conducts annual Junior Festivals with more than 117,000 participants. NFMC offers more than three quarters of a million dollars in state and national competitions, including four $15,000 biennial Young Artist awards, and the $10,000

Ellis Award for Duo-Pianists. The Young Artist and Ellis Duo Piano awards include two years of performance bookings. Federation members work to create a dynamic musical and cultural environment in their communities through education and sponsorship of musical events. The Federation champions American music with awards and commissions. Federated States proclaim November American Music Month, in which the annual Parade of American Music focuses on programs of music by American composers. Awards are given annually to recognize educational institutions for their promotion and presentation of American music. Other areas of Federation interest include: • Sponsoring of National Music Week, the first week of May each year • Support for legislation on bills affecting the welfare of musicians, music education and development of American musical life • Recognizes and promotes

outstanding American music and composers annually through programs such as American Music Month (November), Parade of American Music and Crusade for Strings • Sponsors musical therapy programs in hospitals, nursing homes and prisons • Provides opportunities for study and performance to musicians with disabilities and visual impairments • Works with affiliated music and arts departments in hundreds of universities and colleges • Promotes community awareness, support and involvement in the performing arts including opera, dance and poetry • Campaigns for higher standards in church, radio and television music • Encourages songs of our heritage through a Together We Sing program • Aids and encourages music education in schools, public and private

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THE CURTAIN RISES FOR SHOW THIS FEBRUARY AT FORT LAUDERDALE – This February, the Broward Center presents a sensational lineup of exciting performances and shows by worldfamous artists and performers, including iconic Broadway legend Liza Minnelli, the multi-talented Emmy and Tony Award-winning Mandy Patinkin, world-renowned mind-body healing pioneer Deepak Chopra, Grammy Award-winning country music superstar Trisha Yearwood, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Art Garfunkel and more. Laffing Matterz at the Broward Center continues in the Abdo New River Room on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and select Sundays at 4:30 p.m. Combining the best of dinner theater with the hilarity of topical satire, Laffing Matterz: With a Vengeance plucks topics from today’s headlines and lampoons everything from celebrity misfortune and pop culture to the latest political scandals in original and creative musical comedy skits. Tickets are $63 to $69 and include the show and a sumptuous dinner with house salad, a choice of entr?e and warm challah bread.  Appetizers, desserts and alcoholic beverages are billed separately.   Returning to the Broward Center with an unparalleled blend of energy, grace and originality, Shen Yun will perform an all-new show on Friday, January 31 at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 1 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 2 at 2 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. The spectacular performance will take audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of ancient China’s divinely inspired culture with the world’s finest classical Chinese dancers, gorgeous handcrafted costumes and massive animated backdrops. The New York–based Shen Yun is the first company to present classical Chinese dance on a global scale and has taken the world by storm, performing in over 100 cities. Joy Behar of ABC’s The View declared, “Fantastic! If you ever get a chance to see it, you should.” Tickets


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are $60 to $200 with Club Level tickets available for $150. America’s favorite “dragapella” beauty shop quartet, The Kinsey Sicks, will take up the cultural bludgeon of reality TV in their new musical comedy America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild on Saturday, February 1 at 6 and 9 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater. As contestants in season three of America’s Got Talent, the “girls” bring their firsthand knowledge of the reality show experience, poking fun at the onstage unreality and backstage surreality of the genre. Tickets are $37.50.   Florida Grand Opera presents Nabucco on Thursday, February 6 and Saturday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. Verdi’s Nabucco has been credited with launching the famous composer’s career. Nabucco’s biblical themes are intertwined with a passionate love story, political turmoil and a compelling musical score. Tickets are $21to $200 with Club Level tickets available for $139.   Symphony of the Americas presents Pops on Parade on Sunday, February 9 at 2 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater. Featuring songs by the great Henry Mancini and a salute to the Big Band era, this fantastic concert offers a musical parade performed with the agile artistry of the symphony and Maestro James Brooks-Bruzzese. Tickets are $20 to $37.50.   The Broward Center will send a special early Valentine’s Day gift to musical theater lovers when Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Dress Casual with Paul Ford on Piano delivers a dazzling musical journey on Sunday,


February 9 at 7 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. The acclaimed actor, singer and storyteller portrays his most electrifying role — concert performer.? This powerful, passionate evening of popular songs from Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim and from Cole Porter to Harry Chapin is ?a don’t miss event. Tickets are $35 to $100 with Club Level tickets available for $105. Symphony of the Americas presents the music of Rachmaninov and Elgar in Songs for a Desert Island on Tuesday, February 11 at 8:15 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater. The concert features performances by celebrated pianist Ciro Federe, winner of the Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofieff International Competition, and acclaimed cellist Iris Van Eck, who studied at the renowned Royal Conservatory in Holland and is the artistic leader of South Florida’s Chameleon Musicians chamber series. Tickets are $60to $80.   Gold Coast Jazz Society presents the Freddy Cole Quartet in Love Songs from the Great American Songbook on Wednesday, February 12 at 7:45 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater. Celebrated singer and pianist Freddy Cole and the veteran quartet will perform the classics as well as new interpretations from a huge jazz repertoire.? Now in his 40th year of performing, Cole’s instantly recognizable voice has garnered acclaim throughout his extensive music career, of which the New York Times praised, “He’s one of the few male jazz singers these days who is still at the height of his powers and can be taken seriously.” Tickets are $45 and $10 for students and teachers with valid I.D.   The Fort Lauderdale Speakers Series presents Jeannette Walls on Wednesday, February 12 at 8 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater. Walls is a celebrated journalist and author best known for her memoir The Glass Castle, which recounts her dysfunctional childhood and erience growing up in an unconventional family. Tickets are sold by subscription to the series, which includes Michael Beschloss, Soledad O’Brien and Jean-Michel Cousteau. Three, four and five-show subscriptions start at $165 for individuals with a four-show subscription available for groups of 10 or more starting at $147.08.

Bestselling author, physician and world-renowned mind-body healing pioneer Deepak Chopra takes the stage on Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. Heralded by Time magazine as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century, Chopra will demonstrate to audiences how his work is changing the way the world views physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and social wellness. Known as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine,” Chopra is revolutionizing common wisdom about the crucial connection between body, mind, spirit and healing through his mission of “bridging the technological miracles of the west with the wisdom of the east.”? Tickets are $45 to $75 with Club Level tickets available for $120. Special $150 VIP tickets include a champagne and hors d’oeuvres pre-lecture meet and greet.    The sizzling flamenco fusion sensation Los Vivancos will take the stage in Aeternum Flamenco on Friday, February 14 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. As the bestselling and foremost flamenco fusion dance company of today, Los Vivancos has performed for more than a million spectators from over 40 countries and on Dancing With The Stars.? Its latest show Aeternum Flamenco brings together the artistic collaboration of Daniele Finzi Pasca, the director of Cirque du Soleil’s? Corteo™, with music director Fernando Vel?zquez. Tickets are $35 to $75 with Club Level tickets available for $115.   Faith Christian Center presents The Love Rule on Saturday, February 15 at 7 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater. This humorous and uplifting gospel stage play depicts the story of Ruthie, a young widow who moves back to her hometown, determined to start over after tragedy and betrayal turn her life upside down. Tickets are $20 to $42.   Winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special «Legends» Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy, Broadway sensation Liza Minnelli will perform on Sunday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. In film, on stage and on television, Minnelli has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans and recognition from her peers in show

business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word “superstar.”? Tickets are $50 to $150 with Club Level tickets available for $135. Presented by the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble, The Youth Pride Band will take the stage in their third annual concert on Sunday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater. The ensemble will perform famous pieces by composer and guest clinician Robert Sheldon, as well as other musical favorites. This dynamic concert extravaganza features visual presentations, special guest appearances and a performance by the South Florida Pride Wind Ensemble in the second half. Tickets are $25 and $10 for students with valid I.D.?   Sponsored by Funding Arts Broward (FAB!), the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in concert on Tuesday, February 18 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. Founded in 1882, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra holds pride of place as Russia’s oldest and most admired orchestra, famed for its warm and burnished tone and rhythmic precision. The Philharmonic Orchestra is joined by pianist Denis Kozhukhin whose fame is already considerable, thanks to a string of medals at international competitions and an appeal that was described by Le Soir in Paris as “there is a joy in his playing that drives him right to the very essence of . . . a score.” Tickets are $30 to $75 and $90 with Club Level tickets available for $120.   Capping off a hit list of nine #1 songs and 20 top-ten hits, vocal powerhouse Trisha Yearwood promises to bring down the house on Wednesday, February 19 at 8 p.m. in the Au-Rene Theater. Fan favorites include “She’s in Love With the Boy,” “Wrong Side of Memphis” “XXX’s and OOO’s (An American Girl),” “Walkaway Joe” and “How Do I Live.”? As one of the bestselling female artists in country music history, Yearwood has earned three Grammy Awards, three Country Music Association Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. Tickets are $42 to $82 with Club Level tickets available for $122.  

Audiences can experience An Intimate Evening with Art Garfunkel and enjoy an amazing acoustic performance with songs, anecdotes, prose and a unique opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the legendary performer on Friday, February 21 at 8 p.m. in the Amaturo Theater. Garfunkel’s impressive solo career has earned him six Grammy Awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award, a Golden Globe nomination, three top 20 hits, five Adult Contemporary number ones and a People’s Choice Award. Garfunkel and former musical partner Paul Simon were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets are $49.50 to $75. The Broward Center offers theater-goers the opportunity to enhance their experience for performances in the Au-Rene Theater with the Silver Airways Intermezzo Lounge. Open one hour before curtain and during intermission, guests receive complimentary Silver Airways’ signature pink champagne, premium beer, wine, soda, coffee, tea (with mixed drinks offered at preferred pricing), appetizers and desserts for the admission price of $30 (sold separately from theater ticket).   Tickets to all performances are available through the Broward Center’s AutoNation box office at 954.462.0222 or online at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale.   ADT Security Services, AutoNation, Bank of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Paramount Coffee Services, Rick Case Automotive Group, Silver Airways and Sun Sentinel are proud sponsors of the Broward Center.   All dates, programs and artists are subject to change.  

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• Sports / Health / Fitness • by Brian Weidenbacher

‘Voice’ star to perform at Building Hope Gala

By Nicol Jenkins

star will deliver a celebrity touch to a fundraising event that will help ATherising bring international relief to the hungry. winner of Season 5 of NBC’s The Voice, Tessanne Chin, will sing at Food

For The Poor’s Building Hope Gala on February 1, at The Polo Club of Boca Raton. Tessanne will perform her new single “Tumbling Down” to encourage attendees to replace poor families’ dilapidated huts in Ganthier, Haiti, with safe, permanent houses. Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief, assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills, training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. Tessanne is proud to perform at such a worthwhile fundraiser. When asked how winning The Voice in December 2013 has changed her life, Tessanne says she keeps pinching herself. “Tessanne’s reaction to the news that she won The Voice is similar to the immense joy and disbelief that destitute families experience when they are moved from their crudely built huts into sturdy Food For The Poor homes,” said Robin Mahfood, President/CEO of Food For The Poor, adding, “Food For The Poor would like to thank Tessanne for generously lending her voice to lift families out of extreme poverty. The life-altering difference a new Food For The Poor house makes for families living in deplorable conditions is incredible. When a family expresses their gratitude for their new Food For The Poor house, it is not uncommon for them to refer to it as their piece of heaven.” Building Hope Gala committee members Allison Venditti and Kara Seelye journeyed to the desert-like community of Ganthier with Food For The Poor to see firsthand the remote community’s needs. Both Boca Raton residents were appalled by the residents’ living conditions. The barefoot children that emerged from the crudely built huts were covered in dust and malnourished. “It is the worst situation I have seen,” said Venditti, a Building Hope Gala committee member, “The houses are made of little sticks and mud, with thatched roofs. These families are just trying to survive.” This event will help bring shelter to these families. Jason Martinez, co-anchor for WPLG-TV ABC Local 10 Morning News and Local 10 News at Noon, will serve as the gala’s master of ceremonies for a second consecutive year. The evening also features an extensive silent auction, cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and dancing. Bidding on silent auction prizes, such as electronics, jewelry, vacations, golf and dining packages will offer guests opportunities to support the cause. Jay DiPietro, President/COO/General Manager of Boca West Country Club, will be honored at the gala as the 2014 Ambassador For The Poor. For more information on the Building Hope Gala and Food For The Poor, please visit


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By Dr. Craig Kuhlmeier



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. the owner 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.


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ife insurance is probably the most important insurance policy you will ever purchase. It is important to know what types of policies are out there and what the benefits are for each. More and more people are now living longer and outliving their life insurance. This is your last legacy you will leave to your family and loved ones, so why not make sure they are adequately protected. There are three types of life insurance: Whole Life, Universal Life and Term Life. Below will explain the key differences in all three so you can make the most informed decision. Term life insurance, just as the name says, is purchased to last a set amount of time or a term. Terms may be from one year to 30 years. The amount of time that the life insurance is purchased for should represent the time that an insured person feels they need that coverage. Sometimes people use the length of their home mortgage, and sometimes they think about how many years their children will depend upon them for support. Since the life insurance company only takes on liability for a set amount of time, they will offer larger premiums. Of course, longer terms will usually cost more than shorter terms. But the fact that a term exists, means that this sort of life insurance will cost less than any permanent insurance for the same face value of death benefits. Whole life insurance is the next type and is the traditional form of life insurance. It does not expire at a set term, as long as you continue to pay the premiums. The policy will last for an insured’s whole life. It can also build up a cash value that can be taken out or borrowed against. In this way, Whole life is not just insurance; but it can also become an asset. Whole life insurance is, of course, more expensive then term life for the same amount of coverage. However, in small amounts, it can be an affordable way to purchase life insurance that will settle final expenses for an older person, or a person with health issues. Finally, we have Universal life insurance. Universal life insurance is a fairly new product compared to the others and is more complicated. It is permanent life insurance, but can also have a term insurance rider. For instance, a man with three kids may want extra protection while his children are young. Then, when he anticipates that his children will not depend upon him, he may drop the extra term life, and just have the permanent life insurance. The central thing about universal life insurance is that it is also used as an investment. Policies may be tied to market rates, so any money put into the policy that is not needed to pay for the current life insurance bill could grow as an investment. This can increase the value of the policy’s cash amount, and even increase the face value or death benefit of the life insurance. It is important to have some sort of protection in place regardless of your circumstances. Making sure your family is well taken care of should be a top priority!



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

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, for all your insurance needs. Located at 10235 West Sample Road, Suite 203 in Coral Springs, Bill Daly Insurance Agency, Inc. is awaiting your call, or visit, to help select a perfect coverage option for you. See our coupon savings on page 32 of the OTN Coupon Book

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As We See It… Is My Pet Food Really Safe?


t seems like just yesterday that we had that massive Pet Food recall and yet recalls continue as does the controversy that surrounds pet foods. We hear customers continue to ask, “What is the best food for my pet?” Most of the recalls of foods have been on dry kibble products by the biggest brands in the world. The main problem that is cited is Salmonella. This is a bacterial contaminant that is transmitted by poor sanitation. So why is this a problem? All major brands of pet foods are owned by large food manufacturers that should have the expertise and facilities to produce a healthy product. They speak of precise formulations, quality ingredients, and freshness in packaging. We see pictures of the clean and sterile manufacturing plants that make it almost impossible for human hands to even touch the product. The FDA and the USDA always issue the same warning every time there is a Salmonella scare… wash your hands after handling, be sure the food is well cooked, etc. Most of you may not have thought of this but kibble is a baked product. It has undergone many hours of a high heat process to create the finished product. In addition, many of the ingredients are also cooked products. Chicken meal, fish meal, meat meal, etc, are all rendered products, meaning they are cooked at high temperatures then dried at high temperatures. If we are told that cooking makes Salmonella safe and dry pet food is cooked, where does the contamination come from? We need to start that investigation at the source of the ingredients. We usually associate Salmonella with meat. Dry kibble pet foods often contain less than 10% meat and then cooked well done which should kill the bacteria, which, if they are using the premium meats they imply, the kibble should be uncontaminated. Are you paying for quality that is not there? Meat meals are usually made from non-human consumption meats, which means, they may already be contaminated. Let’s also look at the flavor coatings they add to make this


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un-natural kibble palatable to your pet. They are usually cooked fats and oils. Again, we see that it is cooked so it should be Salmonella free. Hmm…. And to top it off, they usually list some ingredients and a package to keep the product fresh and safe. These products are anti-bacterial. If kibble is less than 10% real meat, then what is the other 90% of this food and how can it benefit our carnivores? Given just these few questions, is it possible for dry food to NOT be contaminated? And without even touching the quality of the other food waste that goes into manufactured pet foods, there are other things to consider as well. If you can’t buy an ingredient in the food store, then it’s not a food and should be suspect. As with our diet, the best foods for our pets are fresh, local when possible, and seasonal. It should be prepared with the minimum amount of processing. In the case of our cats and dogs, this is a variety of real meats, fed as naturally as possible. Our pets’ diets, like our own, require many different foods as each food has its’ own unique list of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutrients to offer the body. It is time to step back and ask ourselves, is this food in my pets’ best interest or is it really only for my convenience. 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 internet radio show. For over 40 years in the animal health field, they have provided us unparalleled 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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1 Pie Crust + 1 Granny Smith Apple = 8 Apple Pie Bites INGREDIENTS Prepared pie crust Melted Butter Peeled Granny Smith Apple Sugar (Splender) Nutmeg Cinnamon Brown Sugar Chopped Nuts (Walnuts &/or Pecans) Chopped Raisins (optional) Powdered Sugar Parchment paper Cookie Sheet

Preheat oven 350 degrees Spread open pie crust and brush with melted butter Sprinkle with Sugar, Brown sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Chopped nuts Using Pizza Pie cutter slice pie crust in 8ths Cut peeled granny smith apple into 8 sections Place one slice of apple onto each pie shaped crust at wide end of crust and roll so pointed end is on top Brush with melted butter Sprinkle with Sugar, Brown sugar, and Cinnamon Place on Parchment lined Cookie Sheet and Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes Apple Pie Bites are done when browned. Let cool slightly then sprinkle with Powdered Sugar and Enjoy! Gerri Eckert

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