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

by Brian Weidenbacher Michael A. Cabrera, Esq. combines his law school training, work experience, and military background when focusing on your case. These contributing factors, along with your input, bring positive results for your case. Michael received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University and his Juris Doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University. Following service in the U.S. Army (1997-2001) and the Florida National Guard (2001-2002), Cabrera sharpened his skills at several well-established law firms. Shortly, he will receive his Master’s Degree in Business Administration, and still finds time for community service, volunteering his time at Broward Legal Aid

Society. In his “never stop” world of legal matters, Michael finds a small amount of time for himself, and his new passion ….. golf! Florida native, Alan J. Reinfeld, presents his unique style of practice to his clients. His congenial charm,

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• Contents • Parkland / Coral Springs / Coconut Creek & Surrounding Areas • November 2013

Feature Story

Issue 67 (828)

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Feature story pg. 5

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Our Olympic Hopefuls Coupon Deals - Centerfold Reinfeld & Cabrera

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Government & City

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Will or Trust? ... Attorney or Computer Program

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By Alan Reinfeld of Reinfeld & Cabrera, P.A.

ecently, clients have asked me if they should use computer programs sold by several companies in order to make a will or trust. In response, I have decided to focus this article on the pros and cons of using these computer programs. THE BENEFITS:

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Our Town News is not responsible for the content of articles and/or ads submitted for publication, statements and misinformation, misprints, typographical errors, etc. contained therein. No material published herein may be reproduced in any manner whatsoever without specific written authorization from Our Town News. Our Town News is not responsible for errors in advertising beyond the cost of space, nor for the validity of claims made by advertisers.

1. The computer programs to make a will or trust are “cheap”. 2. Computer programs can create a will or trust quite easily and simply, in 5 minutes or less, without going to an attorney’s office for multiple visits. THE NEGATIVES: 1. Laws change all the time, and a program may not be up to date with the current and necessary laws in estate planning. Additionally, there are 50 States with 50 different laws on estate planning and as such, it is difficult to conceive a product that meets every States’ legal criteria. 2. The devil is in the details… everyone has heard this saying before. However, any mistakes in the prepared will or trust will only be discovered when it is too late and likely will invalidate the documents. 3. Before using one of these programs, pay careful attention to the DISCLAIMERS. Generally, they specify that the company is not acting as your attorney and the information provided is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney as well as they cannot apply the law to the facts of your individual circumstances. 4. It is a computer program, not an attorney. An experienced estate planning attorney can think outside the box and boundaries of a program. A computer program, however, is limited by a specific set of guidelines. Therefore, any specific problems or interesting solutions, which may require creative thinking, are limited when using a computer program. 5. These programs do not help you follow the formalities required to have a valid will or trust in Florida. Since the formalities involved in a will or trust can be complicated, there is a chance the document may not be valid. If a will or trust is invalid, the estate can become intestate, which means that your assets or income may be distributed to persons other than those persons you wanted to distribute originally in your will or trust. 6. Sometimes estate planning requires the production of a trust, instead of a will for various reasons, as discussed in previous articles. A program will not be able to provide the individualized specialization you may require. 7. A simple Will can start at a low price of $125.00. In the end, there is no substitute to having an experience attorney review and create your estate planning documents. As only an attorney, not a computer program, can provide you with legal advice and come up with ways to make your wishes a legal reality when the time comes. 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 www.MyPersonalAttorneys.com.

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• Government & City - Parkland •

Mayor Michael Udine’s Parkland Report

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he month of October brought us many great fundraising events for cancer research. I attended a few and applaud all who help out with non-profits and fundraising for these fine groups. There are so many people putting in so much of their time volunteering and helping with non-profit organizations. We also recognized our numerous National Merit Finalists from Stoneman Douglas High School. So many great things are happening with our children at the local schools. We have seen some of the largest crowds for Douglas home football games. The Cross Country and Golf teams continue to excel, and the Drama and DECA programs continue to shine in all of their endeavors. Thank you to all who help with those and all the programs. The volunteer spirit is

what makes our City great! The City’s third annual 5K Run was another success. I would like to thank all of the great sponsors. The City will use all proceeds from this event to help fund non-profit organizations that help our City residents. Continuing on the education front, the Smart Start tutoring program is a great program that people should look into. The Smart Start tutoring program is a free, volunteer run, tutoring program to be offered in the City of Parkland. Smart Start has been designed to be a supplemental program that will assist students to better grasp the subjects that they otherwise would find difficult to master. The program, founded in 2013 by Stoneman Douglas High School students Jillian Kass and Jacob Oster, will provide tutoring services in Math, the

Sciences and English initially, and they hope to expand their offerings to all subject matters as they grow and add new tutors to the program. Tutoring will take place every other Saturday from 12 pm to 3 pm beginning September 21st. To schedule an appointment for tutoring, please email Smart Start at pleasehelp@ smartstartfl.com, or to find out how to become a tutor please email iwanttotutor@smartstartfl.com. As always, I value your questions or comments. Reach out and ‘Friend me’ if you want to follow me on Facebook or look me up on Twitter, www.twitter. com/michaeludine if you want to follow my updates. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please email me at MUdine@cityofparkland.org.

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he City of Parkland wants to help bring comfort to our soldiers.

The City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department, hosted by the Teen Advisory Group, will be participating in the Forgotten Soldier Outreach Collection Drive through November 14th.

Forgotten Soldiers Outreach is committed to American soldiers for as long as they are deployed. The items that are most needed include: travel sized sunblock, lip balm, dental floss, baby wipes, playing cards, batteries (all sizes), Slim Jims, Beef Jerky, dried nuts, dried fruit, shaving cream, male deodorant, foiled tuna packets, hard candy, individual packed drink mixes, silly string and insect repellent.

The goal is to continually encourage the men and women who are abroad fighting for our great nation. The community’s hope is to inspire strength, Letters of encouragement are also very courage and hope while they are sepa- much appreciated and people are welrated from loved ones, families, and come to volunteer helping package up friends.

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the items to be sent. These items can be dropped off through Thursday, November 14th at Stoneman Douglas High School, Park Trails Elementary School, Riverglades Elementary School, Heron Heights Elementary School, Westglades Middle School, Parkland YMCA Family Center, Parkland Library, Pine Trails Park Amphitheater, Newcomer’s Club and Wellspring Church. Please contact Tammy Lustig at 954-757-4142 or email tlustig@ cityofparkland.org for additional information.

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• Government & City - Coral Springs •

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e are excited to welcome the first Green Market to our City. The Coral Springs Mega Green Market, hosted by ShopGreenMarkets. com, will run every Saturday year-round from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Downtown Coral Springs, at 9400 W. Sample Road. The Market offer fresh and local produce, including fruits, vegetables, baked goods, grains and nuts, gluten free and vegan ready products, flowers, plants and more. On another note, the City of Coral Springs has contracted a new trash hauler, Waste Pro, to collect all household garbage, recyclables and bulk items starting January 1, 2014. Next month, Waste Pro will provide residents with two new 64-gallon receptacles for both trash and recyclables. For more information, visit CoralSprings.org/wastepro. Fall is here and the city offers lots of activities for kids of all ages. Make sure to download our fall fun guide at CoralSprings.org/fallfun or pick up a copy at one of our City locations. Remember that you can make a difference by reporting non-emergency suspicious activity. Just call the police department at 954-344-1800. For more tips and information on “Make a Call, Make a difference” visit coralsprings.org/makeacall.

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Our 50th anniversary celebration is wrapping up with our Holiday Parade on December 11 at 7 p.m. For details or to participate in the parade, visit CoralSprings.org/holidayparade. I hope to see you all there! As always, if you would like to meet with me to discuss any City issues, feel free to visit with me during my office hours. To view my scheduled monthly hours, please visit www.CoralSprings.org/ events. Don’t forget to ‘Like’ the City on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CityofCoralSprings. For behind the scenes photos, follow us on Instagram at CoralSpringsFL.

CORAL SPRINGS MEGA GREEN MARKET …. IT’S FOR EVERYONE By Brian Weidenbacher f you’re from North of the Mason-Dixon Line, you and your family probably headed for the open market on a weekend day, strolled through the vast displays of produce on a crisp Saturday morning, and assisted mom or dad in selecting that perfect apple for mom’s impeccable pie at Sunday dinner. Now, Coral Springs invigorates our memories of those wonderful days by sponsoring the Coral Springs Mega Green Market every Saturday, year-round, from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM, in down- town Coral Springs, located at 9400 West Sample Road.

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The Market offers fresh and local produce, including fruits, vegetables, baked goods, grains and nuts, gluten free and vegan ready products, flowers, plants, and more. Visit the Market and join the excitement that includes outside family fun, organic vegan paleo, and specialty foods. Free entertainment is scheduled on a weekly basis, enabling shoppers to enjoy an even more pleasurable experience. For additional information, or to become a vendor, please call 56-929-0237, or visit them online at, ShopGreenMarkets. com. The wonderful produce, friendly atmosphere, and great pricing will certainly convert that adult grin, back into that exciting smile you flashed as a child ….. and in retrospect, those memorable days weren’t long ago!

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• Chamber of Commerce - Coral Springs • Message from The President of the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce

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t’s a new year for the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce and with it comes a new Board and a new Chairman of the Board. On October 24th, we hosted the Chamber’s first annual “Octoberfeast” at the Country Club of Coral Springs. Outgoing board members and volunteers were presented with plaques in recognition of their work. The Chamber could not exist without the hard work of many of its volunteers and this was our chance to acknowledge and show our appreciation to them. Personally, I have to thank Connie Carberg (Al Hendrickson Toyota), who with her unyielding passion and dedication for our Chamber led us through an amazing year that was not only fun but extremely productive. Thank you, Connie, for your support of the Coral Springs Chamber, for your leadership and for being an inspiration to our members. Our new leader for the 2013-2014 fiscal year is Chair Jerry Schwartz from Broward College and I know that we will not only get a lot accomplished but

By Cindy Brief we are also going to have a lot of fun. This year’s Board consists of: Executive Board members, Chair-Elect Bruce Weinberg (Weinberg & Co.), Secretary Joann Zollo (Forum Publishing), Treasurer Mark Fitzgerald, PNC Bank and Past-Chair Connie Carberg (Al Hendrickson Toyota). The other Board members include: Mark Fenton (Bonefish Grill), Diana Farrar (Oma’s Garden Florist), Xiomara Fraga (Coral Square Mall), Diana Guayara (Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center), Wendy King (Wellness with Wendy), Chip King (King Moving & Storage), Shirley Klein (Coldwell Banker), Bonnie Metviner (Coldwell Banker), Tony Milian (U18 Sports Medicine), Debbie Oistacher (Atlantic Technical Center), Anne Solomons (Touch Point Training Consultants), Mark Watson (Amtrust Bank), and Cindi Watts (Family Central). I look forward to continuing to work with this incredible team of talent “to provide opportunities and visibility for the success of our members through programs, referrals and advocacy”. The Coral Springs Chamber Leadership Institute Class of 2014 sponsored

by Al Hendrickson Toyota started in October with a bang! This diverse group of 21 participants encompasses a vast range of occupations and demographics and is highly reflective of our City. I think this can be the most incredible class we have had yet because of the direction of CS Chamber Leadership Alumni, led by Debbie Oistacher, who have provided the program and plans for the new Leadership program! A great time was had by the new class that had the opportunity to meet and network with Leadership alumni at the welcome reception held at Bonefish Grill. In addition to the delicious food and libations, a lot of networking and business was being done. The Leadership Coral Springs alumni, going as far back as 1995, had the chance to catch up with each other and mingle with the current class. Thanks to Baptist Health for sponsoring the event! The group is already starting to fundraise for the Chamber’s Education Foundation which benefits the DECA and BPA programs in our five local high schools. We look forward to getting to know these current and future business leaders in Coral Springs! The Coral Springs Chamber consists of over 500 businesses in the local area working together. And since people say that timing is everything, if you are thinking of joining the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce this is definitely the time to do it! Right now we are approaching the deadline for our newest publication, The Coral Springs City Profile and Business Directory, that will be distributed to approximately 500 Chamber members as well as given out to the many visitors that go to City Hall and City Hall in the Mall and will be distributed to realtors, hospitals, the library, and various businesses around town. Every continued on page 32

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• Government & City - Coconut Creek • Message From The Coconut Creek Mayor By Becky Tooley

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n November 2nd, the Women’s Club of Coconut Creek will be holding their 36th Annual Fair at Coconut Creek City Hall, located at 4800 West Copans Rd. The Women’s Club is the oldest civic organization in Coconut Creek. There will be crafts, food, quilt raffle, and entertainment. All funds made from the event will be used for scholarships and the youth of our community. On November 9th and 10th at Sabal Pines Park, the Crush travel softball organization will be holding The Battle of the Bats softball tournament. Come out and see some excellent softball games! On November 8th at the Coconut Creek Community Center, the second free Home Grown Concert Series will be featuring Coconut Creek resident George Volpe. Furious George performs classic and current rock music. Bring your blankets and chairs and join us from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Coolers are welcomed, and food will be available for purchase from Bobby G’s Drivin’ Diner. Please don’t bring your pets. Join us on November 16th at Sabal Pines Park for the Coconut Creek Fall Harvest from 2 pm to 6 pm. There will be rides, kids games, crafts and food. After the Fall Harvest, stay for a movie in the park. This will be a great day for the families of Coconut Creek to enjoy. Purchase your Hockey tickets at the Coconut Creek Community Center by November 10th to see the Pittsburgh Penguins battle our Florida Panthers on Nov 30th. The ticket price is $60.00 which includes a seat in the Duffy’s Sky Club section (400 level), all inclusive beer, wine, and soda. It also includes complimentary parking, outdoor balcony, private lounge and seating areas, and a special visit from the Redline Lady Panthers.

FOREST OF ANGELS …… HEROES WITH WINGS

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ave you ever walked in a forest, gazed around and marveled at the serene beauty it possesses, looked skyward toward the clear blue sky through the trees, and watched the sunlight dance on the green leaves still moist with morning dew? Well, now you have the opportunity to walk into a mystical forest ….. one that harbors

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decorated Christmas trees, garnished with lights, ornaments, and garland, while others may even feature live human displays. Thousands of visitors will descend on the Promenade at Coconut Creek from December 1st through December 22nd, and find themselves thrust into a world of holiday beauty and joyful bliss. The Promenade will be transformed into a holiday wonderland with decorated trees, family oriented activities, and memories of holidays long ago. The event is directly supported by charities and charitable causes, with friendly decorating competition by businesses and organizations. Public and private sector businesses will have the opportunity to sponsor trees and decorate them. Businesses promote themselves by decorating Christmas trees and entering to win, while visitors can marvel at the beauty

of these adorned works of splendor, and vote for the three top trees. The Forest of Angels’ enchanted “forest” will also feature local vendors, wonderful shopping opportunities, holiday activities and a raffle with exciting gifts from local businesses. The intent of this holiday winter fest is to promote and foster a sense of solidarity between businesses, communities, and community involvement. As you stroll through the magic created by the Forest Of Angels, you will come to realize that it’s impossible to be alone in a forest inhabited by angels. If you look close enough, you can see angels in every tree spreading joy and love into your heart, helping you walk across the stepping stones of life. For additional information, or to ask how you can help, contact Krisztina Rozsa, Forest of Angels, 8550 NW 47th Street, Coral Springs, FL 33067, or call at (954) 592-0692 and (954) 415-8360. You can also visit the web site at www. forestofangels.com.

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• Community News • BROWARD COUNTY CRIME COMMISSION … ACTING AND ASSISTING

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By Brian Weidenbacher

im DePelisi, President of the Broward County Crime Commission, will be the first to inform the public that crime prevention is a responsibility that needs to be shared by everyone. Civilians, on many occasions, have assisted authorities with information and details that have helped solved crimes, and aided in the apprehension of criminals. The Broward County Crime Commission is an independent, non-profit organization strategic planning body involved in formulating criminal justice protocol. In doing so, the Crime Commission fosters community involvement with criminal justice representatives, corporations, businesses, colleges, universities, citizen groups, government officials, law makers, public safety entities, and schools. The Crime Commission is a 36 year old state chartered office, acting judiciously on behalf of law-abiding citizens, maintaining an unwavering vigilance against crime and corruption in the community. Founded in 1976 as an independent, fact-finding agency, the Crime Commission has distinguished itself as a laureate governing body, working diligently to improve the Criminal Justice System, as well as strengthening and preserving the key components of Public safety in Broward County. As an advocate to the Law Enforcement Community, and in its pursuit to reduce crime, the Broward County Crime Commission supports the major elements of the Criminal Justice system and works in conjunction with local, state and federal regulatory bodies, and law enforcement agencies, in its fiduciary role as a Crime Commission. The mission of the Broward County Crime Commission is to sustain and enhance the coordination, cohesiveness, resources, effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of the Criminal Justice System, so that citizens can live, work, and raise families without the fear of crime. The Crime Commission executes its operations through a cadre of meritorious program’s involving perspective, research, education, technology, analytics, investigation, advocacy, and facilitation of findings to both the criminal Justice System and the Broward County community. For additional information, questions, or comments, you can contact the Commission at 954-746-3117, or email www.info@browardcrime.org. The Broward County Crime Commission ….. Acting on behalf of law abiding citizens, while assisting the Criminal Justice System with solutions against crime. Every citizen should be proud to do their part. Remember, “Evil Triumphs When Good People Stand Idly By”!

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• Community News • City of Coral Springs seeks donations to feed families this Thanksgiving

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By Nicol Jenkins

he City of Coral Springs is once again reaching out to deliver a Thanksgiving dinner to families.

The City’s annual THANKSforGIVING event relies on community help to donate items for Thanksgiving baskets given to families in need. Residents and business owners are asked to give to this worthy cause as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Since 1988, volunteers have made 4,601 baskets for local families and collected over $99,337. “Employees became aware of a need in the City and decided to try and make a difference. We started the drive in 1988. Due to the increased need, we began partnering with the community in 2002,” said Co-Chairs Betty Webb, Mary-Lin Hoyer and Janis Humpage. Last year, they raised $4,459 and made 239 dinner baskets each with a $15 certificate for the main course plus 26 food pantry boxes. But the need is growing. The most needed non-perishable items include: canned yams, mashed or flaked potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, canned corn and green beans, canned fruit, and cookies. People may also give monetary contributions to the cause. All donated items are placed in baskets, along with a gift certificate for a turkey, ham or main dish, and distributed through local religious institutions to pre-selected families. “We hope to do at least as well as last year. Unfortunately, due to the economy, requests increase every year. We work with the local religious institutions to reach our residents who may not be able to enjoy a traditional meal without assistance. In 1988 we provided 38 baskets and it has increased every year. In the 2000’s, we were providing 200 to 300 each year and the need is still growing,” said the Co-Chairs. “When we deliver the baskets the gratitude from the religious institutions is overwhelming. We are so grateful that the City of Coral Springs is able to assist so many families who are in need.” Donations can be dropped off at: Coral Springs City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Road; City Hall in the Mall, 9239 W. Atlantic Blvd.; and Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive. All donations must be made by Friday, November 8.

For more information, call 954-345-2211 or 954-346-1746.

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Holiday House Food & Wine Festival By Brian Weidenbacher

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he Holiday House Food & Wine Festival, sponsored by the Friends of Music, will commemorate its 22nd annual event on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 at The Country Club of Coral Springs beginning at 7 PM. The Club is located at 10800 West Sample Road in Coral Springs, and tickets for this enchanted evening are $50. Join the wonderful festivities Holiday House offers and get a “jump start” on the holiday season. Savor mouth-watering dishes from local restaurants, tasty desserts, various wines and other beverages, continuous holiday music, silent auction items and raffles, decorated trees for sale, plus a holiday boutique featuring gift items for everyone. Strolling through this magical “winter wonderland” will certainly generate memories of past holidays and traditions. Friends of Music, Inc., organized in 2003, was honored by the City Of Coral Springs for its contribution to the cultural arts and education. It has enabled nearly 1,550 local students to not only learn from, but to perform alongside many professional musicians, while contributing close to $130,000 to resident school music programs. The holidays are everyone’s favorite time of the year. Join the Friends of Music and call 954-752-5620, or visit them online at www.friendsofmusicflorida.com for additional information about concerts, Holiday House, and other organizational events. In November, Friends of Music will proudly present Presidio Brass. Back by popular demand, Presidio Brass introduces a new treat to kick off the Holiday Season for music lovers of all ages. The group will be performing at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Monday, November 25 at 7:30pm. These wonderfully talented California musicians play everything from Charlie Brown’s Christmas to Hanukah seasonal music. Their performance includes a little jazz, some classical compositions, and lots of comedy. Their humorous banter and musical talent, plus numerous other surprises, make for a delightful evening. Students from our local middle and high school bands will perform a selection “side by side”, on stage, with Presidio Brass. Called the “nation’s hottest brass quintet and a musical feast for the soul”, this extraordinary group will provide us with a night of music, fun, and excitement. This is one concert not to be missed! For tickets, please call 954-752-5620, or visit the Coral Springs center for the Arts box office.

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• Community News • Fundraisers bring awareness to Childhood Cancer

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By Nicol Jenkins he local community has come together to help children with cancer.

Many residents attended a variety of charitable events to benefit Kids of Love Foundation, which focuses on the needs of children, whether they are medical, financial or educational. Kids of Love was started because a young boy wanted to make a difference in the lives of children and families with cancer. Kids of Love was founded in 2007 by Randall Slapikas of Coral Springs when he was 8 years old. Now six years later, 14-year-old Randall, who will be attending Coral Springs High School, has seen his vision come full circle. Today, Kids of Love is not only a 501(c) foundation, but is set up in middle schools and high schools as a club.

The first annual Strike Out Childhood Cancer BowlA-Thon was also a huge success. Making the news once again was their attempt to break the Longest Conga Line on Ice at Saveology IcePlex and on Wheels at Kabooms in Davie all in support of Childhood Cancer

toys, cards, craft items, small games, and hygiene items to give to children in the hospital. On October 26th, National Make A Difference Day, members of Kids of Love dressed up in costumes and made a visit to Northwest Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center and Joe DiMaggio Hospital for a “Spooktacular Pre-Halloween Party”. They interacted with patients while delivering these shoe box surprises. This month of November will be busy collecting toys for their 2nd Annual Toy Drive, and in December Kids of Love will partner with Saveology Iceplex in hosting a party to deliver these toys to families that have been met with some type of adversity. “Kids of Love mission is to contribute to the development of future leaders, educate and nurture the seeds of philanthropy and community service in our youth while helping kids with needs. Currently Kids of Love has clubs in multiple schools throughout Broward County and are expanding into Palm Beach County,” said Kim. For additional information on how to get involved with Kids of Love, contact 954-7572810, info@kidsoflove.org, www. kidsoflove.org or Friend them on Facebook at Kids Of Love - Kids Helping Kids with Needs.

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The past few months were busy for the charity. Kids of Love and multiple members of the Coral Springs High School football team, including coaches, teachers from Ramblewood Middle, and Coral Springs City Commissioner Dan Daley participated in the St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving event raising over $3,700 for childhood cancer research. Broward County Commissioner Martin Kiar volunteered to shave Coral Springs Commissioner Dan Daley and Kids of Love President, Crazy Ray Slapikas’ head the day of the event. This event prompted the Key Club of JP Taravella to join forces with Kids of Love and host a head shaving event at JP Taravella. The event also raised money for Camp Boggy Creek, a year-round medical camp for children with serious illnesses. In addition, Kids of Love put on the 4th Annual Back 2 School Bash at Sawgrass Lanes featuring Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion and Pirates of the Caribbean from Port Royal Buccaneers. Adding to the mix this year,

Kids of Love also held its first Back to School Bash at Saveology IcePlex bringing in over 600 students for a fun night of skating, according to Randall’s mother Kim Slapikas.

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A busy month for Riverside Elementary School

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By Sherry Rosen iverside Elementary School has many school wide events coming up during the month of November.

Join us for a “magical” evening with magician and illusionist Gary Goodman at J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs on Friday, November 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, and proceeds will benefit Riverside Elementary PTO. For more information contact President@RiversidePTO.com. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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“Muffins for Moms and Donuts for Dads” is our monthly morning Reading Program sponsored by PNC Bank. Join us on Friday, November 8th from 7:15 am to 7:50 am. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and their children to start the morning with a good book and a breakfast treat, as well as participating in our school banking program! Don’t forget! There will be no school on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11th. Riverside celebrates report cards, quarterly at McDonald’s on University and Atlantic. Enjoy the celebration on Wednesday, November 13th from 5 pm to 7 pm.

The students of Riverside Elementary’s Multiage K/1 class in Coral Springs also recently celebrated Freedom Week in quite an artistic way. Freedom Week is part of our Common Core Curriculum. The 40 students, ages 5 and 6, created a beautiful American flag by using their little hands and feet all while learning about our flag.

Each hand print represents each one of the 50 states while the 13 stripes, red and white, symbolizes our original 13 colonies. The children loved this project! It was a fun way to teach the children about how each one of us, regardless of our background, make up the United States. The children discussed what the flag means to them. The flag is currently hung in the cafeteria where all the students, faculty and staff can enjoy.

We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving, and there will be no school from November 27th through December 1st .

Riverside Elementary also held its annual Grandparent’s Night. All of the grandparents, some even veterans, loved seeing the flag. Mrs. Sloan and Mrs. King are the teachers for the two Multi-age classes. Golden Johansson, Katie Verlsteffen and Chezerin Jusino were the parents who facilitated the project.

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas student selected for prestigious U.S. Army All-American Marching Band By Nicol Jenkins

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ne of our local students has received a great honor to perform with the U.S. Army AllAmerican Marching Band.

Jeremy Guttveg, a member of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Band program, has been selected for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. The Parkland student will now join an elite group of high school musicians who will perform during halftime at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on January 4, 2014. The U.S. Army All-American Marching Band recognizes the top 125 high school senior marching musicians and color guard members from across the country. Jeremy’s selection was based on an extensive audition consisting of musical performances, marching technique, and an essay communicating his passion for music and a desire to represent his school, community and country. This is the second consecutive year a student from Stoneman Douglas has been chosen for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. “We are extremely excited for Jeremy. Being selected for the U.S. All-American Marching Band, out of more than 1,300 students across the country who apply, is an incredible honor,” said John Rusnak, the Director of Bands at Stoneman Douglas, adding, “Jeremy is an all-around great student who is dedicated to music and is a tremendous leader. We couldn’t be more proud of him.” Representatives from the U.S. Army also visited Stoneman Douglas High School for a press conference in the school’s auditorium to formally announce Jeremy’s selection for the U.S. Army All-American Marching Band. Congratulations to our local student on his accomplishments!

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This beautifully designed business card was created by “renowned” artist Liam Bouer, while sitting next to our table at Santo’s. The 7-year old second grader has quite an imagination and artistic ability.

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. continued on next page

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continued from page 20 (JP Taravella DECA) 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). 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 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 teamoriented 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.

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Fall pictures and more at Heron Heights Elementary

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fter having a pretty busy month during October, the month of November will focus more on family events and the Thanksgiving holiday. Fall pictures were taken in the beginning of October. During the second week of November, on the 7th, we will have picture retake day. This only applies to students who were absent on the original picture date or choose to redo the pictures. The very next week, on Monday, November 11, school and administrative offices are closed in observance of Veteran’s Day. Thanksgiving break will be from Wednesday, November 27th through Friday, November 29th. We hope you have a very good time and that you have a chance to relax, celebrate and spend time with your family. If you are traveling during

By Gaby Franklin Thanksgiving, we wish you safe travels. School resumes on Monday, December 2nd. For volunteering opportunities at different school events, please visit the PTA website at www.heronheightspta.com. You can also find information on upcoming events and meetings there. It is not too late to participate in the Drive to Thrive PTA fundraiser. Make a donation today to help support fun, enriching programs and resources for the children throughout the school year. Another great way to support our school is by purchasing a banner to be displayed on the school’s fence. More information regarding this is available in the Purchase a Banner section in the HHE PTA website. We hope you enjoy Thanksgiving and are getting ready for December, which will be a busy holiday month!

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any local students were recently honored for their accomplishments. The “Just Do It…I Did!” 15th Annual Awards Ceremony honored 114 Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) pre-school through adult education students with disabilities for their accomplishments. The event was held at Atlantic Technical Center. The students’ families, school staffs and special guests, including Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert W. Runcie and School Board members, attended the special awards ceremony. The event, presented by the District’s Exceptional Student Education & Support Services Department, is the culminating activity of the annual “Just Do It...I Did!” campaign, which celebrates the exemplary achievements of students with disabilities. Created in 1999, the campaign is held in conjunction with a national awareness campaign and the Disability History and Awareness Weeks. The students are nominated by their schools to be recognized for their outstanding achievements. Five students are “Recognized Recipients” in their grade level for earning the highest scores by the principal judges. They include: Pre-school: Aiden LaSure, Westchester Elementary School; Teacher, Terri Shepard; Elementary School: John Soliz, Stirling Elementary

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5802 North University Drive Visit our Website: skindelitefacialspa.com Tamarac, FL 33321 Email: jamgirlface@yahoo.com School; Teacher, Debbie Schwartz; Middle School: Bruno Lin, Tequesta Trace Middle School, Teacher, Jessica Winter; High School: Nicolas Camire, Monarch High School, Teacher, Christine Lamb; Adult Education: Jaimee Maurice, Wingate Oaks Center, and Teacher, Ruthanne Newell. Sponsors include: After School Programs (ASP); Autism Society of America – Broward Chapter; AVEDA Institute South Florida; BrightStar Credit Union; ING Financial Partners; International Game Fish Association; Jason Taylor Foundation and Phonak. For more information on this program, contact Kimberly DiLuzio, FDLRS Child Find Program Specialist, Exceptional Student Education & Support Services, at 754-321-2204. Congratulations to our local students and teachers! We are proud of your achievements!

J.P. TARAVELLA STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ….. A BRIGHTER FUTURE By Brian Weidenbacher

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ohn M. Congemi, recently introduced Brianna Belmont and Austin Wagoner, as the deserving recipients of “Student of the Month” honors representing J.P. Taravella High School. These outstanding pupils were chosen for this wonderful honor based on their academic achievements, character, school spirit, service hours, and community involvement.

Brianna plans on attending Florida Gulf Coast University. She is currently a cheerleader and volleyball player at Taravella, and still finds time for her involvement as Editor-In-Chief of the yearbook. Receiving straight A’s in every subject, she is also involved heavily in the National Honor Society. Brianna has two brothers and is the daughter of her extremely parents, Stacey and Adam Belmont. Austin is a 17–year old senior preparing to attend Broward College for two years, becoming certified as a legal automobile mechanic in the United States. While there, he will intern for Nissan and work his way up in the company. He will attend Florida Atlantic University to secure his Master’s Degree in Engineering. A straight A student, Austin doubled his GPA, giving his father credit for that accomplishment. Congratulations are extended to both of these fine young students. The future certainly looks brighter for this country when our scholars continue to shine!

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Nick Boyer is shown

Local student’s mission to space camp By Nicol Jenkins

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ick Boyer was far from his hometown of Coral Springs when he became an astronaut for a week at space camp.

Boyer, an eighth grade student at Coral Springs Middle School, was awarded a full scholarship to Space Camp Aviation Challenge at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. During the week-long camp, Boyer learned much about space exploration, including flying fighter jets in a simulation cockpit, experiencing a simulated helicopter crash into the water by being in a Hydro Dunker, learning how to build shelters and survive in the wild, performing SEAL operations with missions, experiencing the G-force of a fighter pilot in the Centrifuge, leadership training, and learning about many types of airplanes and their history. It was the local student’s dream and he spent much time and dedication to make it a reality. Boyer spent months working on his application which included an essay, a design of a space patch describing his achievements, and letters of recommendation among other things. He applied in the “Academic Achievement” category being a straightA student in the gifted program at Coral Springs Middle. Besides his academic

achievement, Boyer excels on the CSMS Track Team, as a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do (karate), an accomplished cyclist, and on I-9 football. He is also active in the community and his church. This year in addition to the regular scholarships, the Space Camp Hall of Fame decided to give a special scholarship to Boyer. Penny Pettigrew, Payload Communications Manager and Director of the Space Camp Hall of Fame, said the committee selected Nick because “he represented the Best of the Best”. She said they handpicked him to receive their “Hall of Fame Scholarship”, which is considered to be the top honor. He was the first recipient to receive the Space Camp Hall of Fame Scholarship

for Aviation Challenge and the only one chosen out of hundreds of applications from all over the world. Boyer was also singled out by former astronaut Don Thomas during his talk to the kids at Space Camp and congratulated in front of hundreds of campers for being chosen as the recipient of this award. His mother Susan Boyer says she’s very proud of her son’s accomplishments. Nick said it was the best vacation he had ever been on in his life. “The experience was really indescribable, and I have memories that will last a lifetime,” said Nick. Congratulations to our local student!

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• Dining & Entertainment •

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here is a really excellent restaurant at the far end of a shopping plaza, with a BJ’s as the anchor store, on Hillsboro Blvd. just west of State Rd.7/441. This unassuming location is not where you would expect to find one of the best restaurants in the area. Renzo’s Italian Restaurant Parkland owner Patrizia Furlan and Chef Giuseppe Carriero along with a gracious and friendly staff will give you as enjoyable a dining experience as you are likely to find anywhere. Here are a few recommendations for you when you visit. One of the Chef’s favorites is the Linguini Frutti Di Mare featuring shrimp and clams marinara. I got treated to a sampling of delicious dishes. The first was a real surprise – Calamari Steak on the Grill - Grilled calamari strips flavored with olive oil, lemon, a hint of garlic and white wine. The calamari had a charcoal grilled flavor and was firm yet tender – really nice on a bed of arugula lettuce. Next the Chef brought me Yellow Tail Snapper Origanata – it was perfectly cooked and plated with a garlic, butter and parsley sauce, lightly breaded with a side of grilled zucchini and red peppers. While focusing on traditional Italian dishes, Chef Carriero has focused on locally available items with seafood a natural. Next I sampled the Chef’s Sea Bass Livornese. It was served on a bed of angel hair pasta with a light marinara sauce and topped with grilled olives, capers and onions. There is no way I could pick which of the two fish dishes was more delicious. Noticing that I was trying different dishes, another diner, who was having Fettucini Bolognese, reported that it was the best Bolognese sauce she had ever had. This is a wonderful restaurant. It is upscale but family friendly. They have a summer special menu for under $30 a person for a complete meal. I finished off a great, really two meals, with some Tiramisu and an espresso. A visit to Renzo’s in Parkland will be one of the best dining adventures you have ever had.

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DANNY’S ……. NOT YOUR ORDINARY MEAT MARKET

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and cheeses, or pick one of the many “healthy options” Danny’s has to offer. These days, price, quality, and freshness seem to be a By Brian Weidenbacher by-gone commodity …… but not at Danny’s! n 1975, owner’s Joe and Pam Grosso opened the doors of Danny’s Meat Market, providing customers with As your eyes survey the friendly service, an incredible selection of fresh quality wonderful assortment of pork meats, and value for their dollar. In 38 years, nothing has and beef roasts, plump chickens, changed ….. except now the couple offers an array of freshly fresh turkey breasts, filet mignon, made sandwiches, quiches, assorted homemade stuffed the ever favorite leg of lamb, breads, Italian groceries, salads, desserts, homemade healthy beautifully sliced chops, and soups, pre-made meals, our own spiral honey baked hams, assorted mouth-watering homemade sausages, you will find fresh turkeys from Virginia for your holiday meals, catering, it virtually impossible to make a wrong selection. Remember custom gift baskets, cakes, various desserts, and numerous that kid in the candy store that was “you” ….. well, now “Weekly Specials”. Did I say nothing has changed? you’re the “grown-up” in Danny’s Meat Market making better, healthier choices for you and your kids. Offering an The “Specials” offered range in price from $29.95, which includes cube steaks, chicken legs, ground beef, pork chops, assortment of “pre-made” meals, delicious homemade soups, hot and cold platters, cheese cakes, our signature tiramisu, and ham, and hot dogs, to $54.95 entitling you to steaks, ribs, chicken, hot dogs, Italian sausage, pork cutlets, and a pork roast. assorted cheese cakes (Italian, strawberry, cherry, blueberry Create your own sandwich from a wonderful selection of meats and more). The “fish selection” includes lobster tails, shrimp cocktails, sushi grade tuna, and tilapia filets. Without question, Danny’s is in a class by itself. With the holiday’s right around the corner, Joe and Pam stand ready to supply you with all your holiday needs. Whether ordering complete Turkey Dinners with all the trimmings and desserts, or a beautifully designed gift basket for any occasion by Pam, Danny’s takes your worries and solves them in the tastiest manner. Not only can Danny’s Meat Market supply you with any desire you may have in the “meal or food” realm, but Danny’s can create the most beautiful designed cake for that special day. Having a party, or “get-together”? Call Danny’s and have them cater it. Party Planning is available …… Large selections of appetizers, desserts, personalized cake pops, cookie pops, cup cakes, edible arrangements, and edible centerpieces. Create your menu, give them a call, and rest easy. Joe and Pam have it under control. For any, and all of your food needs, pass by Danny’s Meat Market at 9813 West Sample Road in Coral Springs, or give them a call at 954-752-6290. You can also visit them on their website, www.dannysmeatmarket.com. You can phone in your orders and have it ready when you arrive. Danny’s Meat Market is open from 8:00AM to 6:00PM (Monday thru Friday), and 8:00AM to 5:00PM on Saturday.

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As Archie Bunker once said, “Man was put on this earth to eat meat”. If Archie was still around, he would be at Danny’s Meat Market every day. Why do you think he called his son-in-law “Meathead”?

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CARA’S COFFEE HOUSE November 16th, Saturday 7:30 pm AT Dyan’s Country Kitchen Dyan’s Country Kitchen 9100 Wiles Road Coral Springs, FL 33067 954-755-7590

Cara Harpest, a senior at Douglas High Invites you to make a difference and Come share your talents with us for a good cause! Singing, Acting, Monologue, Comedy(PG), Instrumental, etc. $12 sign up and registration fee (Includes coffee or beverage and dessert) Proceeds donated to PARKLAND BUDDY SPORTS

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GG’s of New York Italian Restaurant and Pizza Now that’s Italian!! By TRISH GIANDO

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s of New York brings back many wonderful memories of when I first moved to South Florida. The Delgardio family established their restaurant business in 1937 in Brooklyn, New York. The family opened the North Lauderdale restaurant in 1976. Today, I consider it to be an icon for this community. My husband and I were newcomers to South Florida back in 1977. We were homesick and because of our Italian descent, we found it difficult to find a “good” Italian restaurant. Alas, we happened upon GG’s of New York. The red-checkered tablecloths, excellent food and warm atmosphere made us feel as if we had found a taste of “home” right here in South Florida. Not many businesses in Florida remain at the same location for this many years. This is a testimonial in itself. GG’s is still offering the finest of Italian recipes, handed down from three generations in the Delgardio family and prepared with the same special care. As a family-run restaurant, they know how important family meals really are. My favorite lunch is the Pasta Faggioli – it tastes just like my Mom’s. Planning a celebration? Party platters are available, ideal for family style events or buffets. Their signature dishes are sure to please guests at any celebration. They offer lunch and early bird specials and a children’s menu. Beer and wine are also served. Prices are good, food is great and the service is exceptional. Check them out. GG’s of New York is located at 5440 N. State Rd. 7, North Lauderdale. 954-484-0400. Hours are: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Open 7 days a week. Dine-in or take out. You may also view their menu online at www.ggsofny.com.

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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 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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• Dining & Entertainment •

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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Check out our next issue, Facebook page, and web site for an exciting opportunity to participate in the Inaugural Our Town News Golf Classic. The tournament will be held in early February at the Woodlands Golf Course, with proceeds going to a local charity. So get those practice rounds in, and get ready for a day of golf, fun, and surprises.

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Presidio Brass Performance

oral Springs- Friends of Music, Inc. presents Presidio Brass. Back by popular demand, Presidio Brass brings a brand new treat to kick off the Holiday Season for music lovers of all ages. They are performing at the Coral Springs Center of the Arts on Monday, November 25 at 7:30 pm. Presidio Brass brings a rousing musical evening to music lovers

young and old. This California group plays everything from Charlie Brown’s Christmas and Hanukah seasonal music. They perform a little jazz, a little classical and lots of humor. Their humorous banter and musical talent plus other special surprises make for a delightful evening. Students from our local middle and high school bands will perform a selection side-byside on stage with the Presidio Brass. They are called the “nation’s hottest brass quintet and a musical feast for the soul” by critics. This will be a concert not to be missed! Since 2003, Friends of Music, Inc. has been dedicated to bring quality music performances to support the public Middle and High School music programs in Coral Springs and Parkland. Over $130,000 has been donated to the schools for their music programs through various fundraising events. Friends of Music, Inc. has continued to be the only organization in the area that focuses on supporting students and bringing concerts to our city. The organization is run by volunteers only. Membership is open to anyone who remembers their own experiences in school music programs, or just loves music and would like to ‘give back’ to our music students in Coral Springs and Parkland.

Sponsored by Friends of Music, Inc. For ticket information call 954-752-5620 or www.friendsofmusicflorida.com.

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continued from page 12 (Coral Springs Chamber) Chamber member will receive a free listing in this two year publication; as well as the opportunity for low cost advertising. Please feel free to check out our website at www.cschamber. com or call the Chamber office at 954-752-4242 for the latest event schedules and whenever you need a referral for your business!! Remember people do business with people they know, like and trust!

Get Your Umbrellas Ready! By Melissa McFarland of Coral Financial Group

Upcoming Events

Power Lunch Wednesday, November 6th at Broward College; 9441 W. Sample Road from 11:30am – 1:00pm Members $20.00, Future Members $30.00 After Hours Networking Tuesday, November 12th at Miller’s Ale House; 1915 N. University Drive. From 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m Members $10, Future Members $15 Wake Up Breakfast Tuesday, November 19th at The Marriott- Heron Bay located at 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard from 7:30am to 9:00pm, sponsored by Florida Atlantic University. Members $15.00, Future Members $25.00 To RSVP for these events, please go to www.cschamber.com or call the Chamber office at 954-752-4242.

Donna Denton, Amtrust Bank, Cindy Brief, Coral Springs Chamber President, Jose Mercarder, Postnet, and Cam Hoang, Camilla Day Spa pose for a photo at the Welcome reception for Leadership Class 2014 at Bonefish Grill. The current leadership class had the opportunity to meet with Leadership Alumni.

This Leadership Class has the potential to be one of the greatest classes yet. Some of the attendees include Naomi Reinfeld, Law Offices of Reinfeld and Cabrera, P.A., Alysha Klein, Young Free Florida, and Tom Powers, City of Coral Springs Vice Mayor.

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oday, lawsuits are everywhere. Lawyers are awarding larger amounts of money than ever before. Homeowners, auto, and watercraft policies have a specific limit on the amount of coverage they will afford for a lawsuit, and if an unfortunate accident should happen that is your fault, do you have enough liability insurance from your current policies to cover your costs for negligence? Since no one can predict how much you may be sued for by an injured party, umbrella insurance is not just for the wealthy anymore, but a needed protection for every policyholder. Umbrella insurance is designed to give you added liability protection above and beyond the limits on homeowners, auto, and watercraft insurance policies. With an umbrella policy, depending on the insurance company, you can purchase an additional 1 to 5 million in liability protection. This protection is designed to “kick-in” when the liability on other current policies has been exhausted. In order to understand why we need an umbrella policy, we must first understand how our primary policies work. The liability portion of a homeowners or auto policy that pays for expenses, such as the injured persons’ medical bills, rehabilitative therapy, and lost wages due to the negligence of the at fault person. The liability portion of an insurance policy also covers legal defense if the negligence would happen to land the at fault person in the court room. After adding up all of the expenses for the injured party and the legal fees of the negligent person, the standard liability on your homeowners or auto policy is often not enough. A personal liability umbrella insurance policy can give you added liability protection without a large added cost. Depending upon each policyholders’ specific situation, the average umbrella policy will run about $350.00 a year. Additional liability insurance is inexpensive, especially compared to the added coverage one gains. Furthermore, liability insurance covers your non-business activities anywhere in the world. Having the added protection of an umbrella policy is coverage no one should go without.

Coral Financial Group is located at 9764 W. Sample Road Coral Springs, FL 33065 (East of Runyon’s Restaurant). Call Coral Financial Group at 954-345-2600. See our ad in the Our Town News Coupon Book on page 25.

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Vintage Joye™ Vapor Lounge Opens their

second Location in East Coral Springs/ Margate Vintage Joye™ Vapor Lounge was founded in late 2008 by owners Mike and Dorothy Minichiello in West Palm Beach as an online based business. In just a short year and a half they opened their first retail location in Naples, FL. As the Naples area business grew they then expanded to a larger location closer to downtown, becoming the first Vaping Lounge in the city serving Domestic and Imported Beer with a selection of Premium Wine.

Vintage Joye™ became a nationally known success through selling the public only Genuine Products and Premium Eliquid made in the USA in their FDA Registered Lab. Providing high quality, top performing, genuine products is what set them apart in the industry since many other companies were selling knockoff electronic cigarettes and eliquid from China with poor ingredients & lack of proper labelling to let the consumer know what’s really in their eliquid. Vintage Joye™ Eliquid brand

is made with USP Kosher Grade Propylene Glycol, USP Kosher Grade Glycerin (Made from Malaysian Palm) 99.9% Levorotatory Nicotine, and natural flavorings. No Sugar, No Water, or additives to degrade the users vaping experience. Vintage Joye™ has earned the reputation for providing the best tasting and premium vapor liquids with the testing and science to back it up. We are sure you will feel confident in their products also!

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Mike and Dorothy are honored to bring the Vintage Joye™ experience back to Florida’s East Coast where it was originally founded and excited to announce their 2nd location in Coral Landings Plaza III on 441 and Sample Road. Vintage Joye™ Vapor Lounge is next to Premo Subs and Supercuts. “Mike is honored to have the help from his parents ( Richard and Madeline) run the store to keep the business family operated”

Now open 9:30 am to 6:30 pm M - F • Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm and convenient to Coral Springs, Parkland, Coconut Creek, & Margate, 954-977-4449.

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Coral Landings III Plaza (Next to Best Buy & Supercuts)

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• People and Business • By Brian Weidenbacher 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. 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,

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• People and Business •

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.

ClubLink has initiated a plan that relieves the worry and burden when it comes to deciding on a golf membership. There are many options that you can choose when selecting the membership classification that’s perfect for you …… ClubLink even has a payment plan that easily fits your budget. For membership information and availability, call and speak to a membership consultant at 1-800-511-6616, or visit them online at www. clublink.com. You can also dial locally at 954-975-6244. Simply stated, ClubLink ….. One Membership, More Golf!

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• Sports / Health / Fitness • 3 GREAT LOCATIONS

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It’s Football Season ……. And there’s nothing like watching your favorite team take the field. Now’s your chance to see just how good you are at picking the winners of selected College and Professional games in the Our Town News “Pigskin Picks”! Get ready for an exciting season of FUN.

COLLEGE GAMES ….. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2013 Miami ______ vs Pittsburgh ______ Florida International______ vs Florida Atlantic ______ COLLEGE GAMES ….. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013 Notre Dame ______ vs Stanford ______ Ohio State ______ vs Michigan ______ Florida State ______ vs Florida ______ Alabama ______ vs Auburn ______ Texas A&M ______ vs LSU ______ Clemson ______ vs South Carolina ______ PROFESSIONAL….. SUNDAY DECEMBER 1, 2013 Miami Dolphins ______ vs New York Jets ______ Denver Broncos ______ vs Kansas City Chiefs ______ New England Patriots ______ vs Houston Texans______ New York Giants______ vs Washington Redskins ______

TIE-BREAKER ….. PICK THE FINAL SCORE • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2013 Alabama______ vs Auburn ______ Select a winner for ALL 12 games. All games must be selected. Place a “check” by the team you think will win each game in the appropriate space next to the team. All ties will be broken by the “ Tie -Breaker ” predicted score of the Alabama vs Auburn game played on Saturday, November 30th, 2013. Entries must be received no later than 5:00PM on Thursday, November 28th, 2013. to be eligible to win. This contest is open to anyone over the age of 18. Enter as many times as you would like. Winners will be notified by E-mail, as well as their names appearing in the following months issue of Our Town News Mail, Fax, or E-Mail your predictions to:

Pigskin Picks … Our Town News …3665 Park Central Blvd. N … Pompano Beach, Fl 33064 E-Mail … brian@theourtownnews.com, or bgwgolf12@aol.com FAX … 954-973-0123 NAME __________________________________________________TELEPHONE NUMBER __________________ ADDRESS ____________________________________________________________________________________ CITY, STATE, ZIP CODE _________________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL _____________________________________________________ Winner receives $100 CASH prize ….. Top 4 Runner-Ups receive Gift Cards to selected local area restaurants. www.TheOurTownNews.com

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PIGSKIN PICKS WINNERS

• Sports •

And The Winners Are…

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.

INCREDIBLE PRICES, TREMENDOUS SERVICE

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very car on the road needs to have its oil changed. Occasionally, it needs the brakes checked, tires, a tune-up, or alignment. Discount Tire and Auto Repair replaces your worries with great service, reliability, expert repairs, and affordable pricing. Raj Islam, owner of Discount Tire and Auto Repair, has “reinvented” the auto repair industry by combining quality products and quick service, using a friendly, courteous approach while assisting you with your car’s needs. At Discount Tire and Auto Repair, there’s no appointment required. Simply stop in, and your problems are solved. The highly skilled mechanics are available to repair air conditioners, brakes, tune-ups, and complete engine repairs, while offering the best service and prices anywhere. These gentlemen can diagnose, and solve, any problem that may arise Oil changes (including filter) start at $9.99 for most vehicles (4 quarts). If synthetic oil is needed, simply add $20, and drive away content ….. it’s that simple. Hard pressed for time? No problem. You’re in and out faster than me heading to an All You Can Eat seafood buffet. Need tires? Discount Tire and Auto Repair has the finest quality brands starting at $49.99. Used tires can be purchased for as little as $19.99. Buy 4 new tires, and the alignment is FREE! Choose from an abundance of companies ….. Goodyear, Michelin, Uniroyal, Pirelli, Dunlop, BF Goodrich, Yokohama, Toyo Tires, and Hankook. Get a complete tune-up and receive $50 off. Pricing for all the above mention services is good with a coupon from the Our Town News coupon booklet. Conveniently located in Margate at 125 South State Road 7, Discount Tire and Auto Repair makes it stress-free for you in all aspects of tire, auto repairs and vehicle service. Visit, or call, Raj at 954-969-9111 for all your auto needs. Discount Tire and Auto Repair ……. Taking care of your car’s needs, while saving you headaches and money!

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PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS ….. WE BUY, SELL, AND TRADE SPORTS EQUIPMENT

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By Brian Weidenbacher

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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Glow Wellness Spa & Salon: ‘Where your every need is anticipated!’ By Nicol Jenkins

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t Glow Wellness Spa & Salon in Coral Springs, every customer is treated like family.

Why not relax and pamper yourself in a soothing atmosphere where your every need is anticipated!

For over 4 years, the staff at Glow Wellness Spa & Salon has gone above and beyond to make their clients feel at ease. They provide a one-stop shop with something for everyone, including a variety of pampering services- manicures, pedicures, facials, nails, hair, Reiki and pranic healing. Massages of all types, wraps, a pumpkin enzyme rejuvenation facial, non-invasive facelift and much more! “Each client feels like the most important client we have,” said owner Sherry Ryan. Each month, they treat their customers to discounts and special days to relax and pamper themselves. Glow Wellness will be hosting ‘Blue Friday’ similar to Black Friday all day on November 22 from 9 am to 7 pm. Come get discounts on all their products, including a $10 off coupon for any spa service of $35 or more, discounts on gift certificates of $50 or more and other specials. Now is the perfect time to get your significant other a gift certificate for the holidays! Homecoming is also right around the corner. They offer a Homecoming package with makeup, spa, hair, manicure and pedicure all for $150. Plus, each customer is offered snacks, beverages or a glass of sparkling wine when they walk in the door. “I wanted to provide a place where people can feel and look their best!” said Ryan. Come to Glow Wellness Spa & Salon today at 9108 Wiles Road, Coral Springs (on the SE corner of Wiles Road and University Drive). Book your private party for birthdays, bachelorettes, Sweet 16 and more. For more information, call 954-755-1744 or visit www.theglowspa.com.

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Happy Hanukkah!

BLUE FRIDAY Nov. 22nd 9am - 7pm

Shop for your nightly gifts 10% off any retail purchase Discounts on gift certificates over $50 (cannot purchase for youself) Must present coupon for discounts! Cannot combine w/ any other offers or use Gift Certificate or Spafinder. Expires 12/2/13.

1 ¼ Hour Pumpkin Enzyme Rejuvenation Facial $20 OFF (Reg. $130)

Must present coupon for discounts! Cannot combine w/ any other offers or use Gift Certificate or Spafinder. Expires 12/2/13.

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This helps with chronic and traumatic illnesses.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your Call (954)755-1744 To Get Your Glow On!

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GET PAMPERED ANY DAY OF THE WEEK! Nails – Massage – Hot Towels – Paraffin – Wine & More

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By Trish Giando

ails & Skin Care T& T is open every day! Under new management since last July, husband and wife Tom and Nancy Vo have been seeing clients in this area for 8 years. Both take great pride in making their new salon a oneof-a-kind experience. Time to get spoiled by first class treatment that begins with excellent customer service. Setting them aside from others, you’ll find a complimentary hot towel treatment with your pedicure along with a 30 minute massage, standard with any pedicure or manicure. Another special service offered is the warm wax paraffin treatment ridding your skin of toxins leaving it silky smooth. Sterilization of equipment is done before and after each client. Maintaining cleanliness is as much a priority as the quality of service. Clients may enjoy a free soft drink, bottled water or wine with any service. When you leave you will feel both relaxed and rejuvenated for sure. Here you have a wide variety of services at great pricing. They offer, manicures & pedicures, gel manicures and pedicures, acrylic fills and full sets, pink & white full sets, designer nail tips, paraffin treatments, sea salt rubs, along with eyebrow waxing, facials and more. Listen to what some of their clients are saying: “Awesome! I absolutely love Tom and Nancy! I have been a customer for years and I am thrilled they have their own shop. You won’t be disappointed. Tom and Nancy do a great job!”– Renee I. “This is the best kept secret in Coral Springs. Tom and his wife, Nancy, are the best nail techs around and their shop is clean, comfortable and welcoming. They are also the only nail salon around with hot towels and a complimentary glass of wine with your pedicure. You won’t be sorry!”– Lisa T. Enjoy a relaxing retreat or plan a wedding, birthday or any event. Visit the salon that offers lavish treatment at the most affordable prices. Nails & Skin Care T&T is located at 11016 Wiles Rd. Coral Springs (SW corner of Wiles Rd. and 110th Ave.) 954-346-0043. They are open every day, Mon.-Sat. 9:00am7:30pm and Sundays, 10am-5pm. Walk-ins are always welcome.

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Is Your Vehicle Grinding or Shaking? 

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f your vehicle refuses to go into gear or is leaking fluid, AA One Transmissions is the place to go for help! AA One Transmissions specializes in transmission repair, custom rebuilds, exchanges, standards and automatics maintenance and much more. AA One Transmissions also provides free estimates, free towing, pickup and delivery as well. Dependability and professionalism is their main mission. When your car breaks down, AA One Transmissions is there to answer your call 24 hours a day. AA One Transmissions utilizes state of the art equipment to diagnose transmission problems, including a dragging clutch, check engine light on, or grinding or shaking of your vehicle.   AA One Transmissions has been in business since 1991 and their professional staff has over 50 years combined experience. This allows great expertise to provide prompt transmission service, quality workmanship, and exceptional results. Often, they will have you back on the road the next business day! They have recently returned to their location in Coral Springs at 11910 Wiles Road.   A one year/12,000 mile warranty is provided on all work. Second opinions are available at no charge! AA One Transmissions is your one stop shop for all your transmission needs. Their ASE certified auto technicians are experienced, knowledgeable, and prepared to exceed your expectations. They provide prompt transmission service, quality workmanship and strive to take care of their customers. They are a proud member of ATRA (Automatic Transmission Rebuilders Association) and also a member of ATSG (Automatic Transmission Service Group).  “We take care of all our customers and specialize only in transmissions,” said Jorge Fleitas, owner of AA One Transmissions.   AA One Transmissions is a dedicated shop working on many types of transmissions to assure trouble-free performance. So if your car has any signs of transmission trouble, such as the transmission is noisy in neutral, gears slipping, whining, clunking and humming, burning, or lack of response, AA One Transmissions is your one stop shop for transmission repair! For your convenience, AA One Transmissions has two additional locations. One is in Ft. Lauderdale at 5400 N. State Rd. 7, 954-733-2410 and the other in Lake Worth at 3825C S. Military Trail, 561-434-0704. They also offer 10% OFF to Military Service members, Senior citizens and Students.   AA One Transmissions is located at 11910 Wiles Road in Coral Springs. For more information or for transmission questions, call 954-752-0444. LOOK FOR THEIR COUPONS IN THE OUR TOWN NEWS COUPON BOOK, PG. 8.

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Inaugural Veteran’s Day Charity Golf Tournament

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he Country Club of Coral Springs will host the First Annual Veteran’s Day Charity Golf Tournament, on Saturday, November 9, 2013, benefitting Operation Homefront, a wonderful organization that provides financial assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit group, Operation Homefront leads more than 6,500 volunteers across a network of field offices, and has met more than 740,000 needs since 2002. A four-star rated charity by watchdog Charity Navigator, including an “A Rating” by the Philanthropy Institute, 94 percent of all donations to Operation Homefront goes to its program. Military Debt Management Agency is presenting this ground-breaking event. This group’s mission is to provide personal budget counseling, credit education, and affordable debt management programs to Americans across our country, and to continue to provide support for our nation’s active duty and retired military personnel.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 11:00AM ……. Registration 11:30AM ……. Cookout Luncheon 1:00PM ……. Golf Tournament (Shotgun Start) 5:00PM ……. Italian Buffet, Awards, Raffle, Silent Auction The Country Club of Coral Springs was recently renovated with Champion Grass Greens, new constructed tee boxes and greenside bunkers. If you haven’t played the course in a while, this tournament would be a fantastic opportunity to bring your group and participate in what promises to be “an event like no other”, helping celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the City of Coral Springs. There’s not a better way for the citizens, as well as military veterans of Coral Springs and the surrounding communities to show their support and appreciation for our true heroes, than to participate in this ultimate event. Al Hendrickson Toyota, Broward Health of Coral Springs, and Patron, are just a few of the sponsors taking part in the festivities of the day. Additional sponsorships are available, ranging from Shoe and Shirt Sponsors, to Putting Contest and Hole Sponsors. For additional information regarding registration, sponsorship, or donations, please contact Lou Cimaglia at lcimaglia@militarydebt.org, or 954-801-2004. Our active military, including our veterans, have helped keep our families and our great country, safe for all of us... This would be an ideal time to return a favor, and thank them in a small, but meaningful way. Whether it’s, “Semper Fi”, “Non Sibi Sed Patriae”, “This We’ll Defend”, “Aim High … Fly-FightWin”, or “Semper Paratus”… these men have earned, and deserve our support. Let’s give it to them!

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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. The next skater featured will be Aleksandra “Sasha” Novoseltsev, a young lady that will charmingly skate her way into your heart.

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ouldn’t you like to look as fit as Jennifer Aniston? Perhaps having the same youthful glow as Jennifer Lopez? Wouldn’t you like to discover the secret to the Fountain of Youth? If you answered yes, then this is the news for you! 7e Fit Spa in Coral Springs knows the celebrity secret to losing inches and looking young at any age. You could lose up to 3 inches and reduce cellulite with their Torc Plus machine. Or burn 600 calories in just 30 minutes in their infrared sauna. Owners Paul and Claudia Redclift not only show results but also listen to each of their customer’s needs and educate them on the treatments and on how to live a healthy lifestyle. You don’t have to sweat at the gym for hours! The 7e Torc Plus is a highly sophisticated and powerful device that mimics the body’s natural bioelectricity to work out the muscles more effectively than a traditional workout. Torcing has been proven to be 150 times more effective than common methods of exercise. Clients achieve an average reduction of 3 inches in just 30 minutes!

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Burn 600 calories in just 30 minutes with 7e Fit Spa’s High Tech Health Infrared Sauna! The many benefits include reducing blood pressure, pain relief, muscle recovery, skin rejuvenation, wound healing and immunity. It provides the cleanest and most effective body cleanse. The far infrared heat is able to penetrate the body to a depth of 1.5 to 2 inches, and rid your body of approximately 20 percent of the toxins, versus 2 percent from a traditional sauna. No other solution comes close to correcting toxic exposure like their Thermal Life infrared sauna. It is recommended by most health practitioners, including some of the most respected and cutting-edge experts in their fields. You won’t need to have an expensive cosmetic procedure! 7e Fit Spa’s Infrared Sauna rejuvenates your skin. Studies have shown results in just 12 weeks, with reductions in wrinkles and crow’s feet, improved skin tone including smoothness, elasticity and firmness. 7e Fit Spa also offers the Non-Invasive Facelift in the Microcurrent Facial. It is a multi-waveform electrical stimulation that re-educates facial muscles to bring firmness to the face while reducing the

appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion, LED Light Therapy, and Ultrasonic Peel are also available. The treatments are non-invasive and produce outstanding results. Even the customers agree! Customer Dr. Lisa Galluzzo has experienced amazing results from the Torc treatments and the sauna. “Exercising and dieting only did so much. Right away within a few weeks, I lost several inches on my abdomen and waist from the Torc treatments, and the infrared sauna is a very cleansing experience. 7e Fit Spa owners offer a relaxing atmosphere and take the time to educate you on the treatments.” Stop by 7e Fit Spa today to discover the secrets of the celebrities!

CALL TODAY FOR YOUR FREE CONSULTATION! For more information, call 954-509-0000, 7e Fit Spa is located at 9315 W. Sample Rd. Coral Springs, (NW corner of University & Sample Rd). LOOK FOR COUPONS IN THE OUR TOWN NEWS COUPON BOOK, PAGE 10.

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• Sports / Health / Fitness • Football Players Fight Cancer

Head Coach Ray Gould and several members of his team shave their heads to raise cancer awareness By Zach Berthiuame, Staff Writer

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or the football team, doing things as a team is second nature. They train together, they eat together, and they rush the field together before every game. So it is no surprise that the football team came together once again to take a stand against childhood cancer. Freshman Randall Slapikas, a junior varsity football player, is also founder of “Kids of Love,” a non-profit organization he started at the age of eight. “I am healthy, I can go to school and play whenever I feel like. I realized how lucky I was to do all that and not have to deal with cancer like so many other kids do,” Slapikas said. With this thought in mind, Slapikas and his father teamed up with St. Baldrick’s, an organization that seeks to raise awareness of childhood cancers. Along with St. Baldrick’s, Kids of Love helped coordinate a head shaving event at Micky Bryne’s pub in Hollywood. The event helped raise throusands of dollars to fund cancer reasearch.

battling breast cancer felt this was a great opportunity to support her as she undergoes chemotherapy. “ At the event I couldn’t help feel like I was really taking an important step in helping those who are going through the same thing my mom is. I know she felt very proud of me for doing something like that for her” Yang said. Senior Dominic Versaci, who was honored to take the first clippers to his coach’s head, joined the cause with no hesitation. “ When coach asked for our support I know right away it was the right thing to do. I have seen what a toll cancer can take on a family and I was glad to do what I could to create awareness. ,” said Versaci. While Kids of Love was able to raise in excess of $3,700 for St. Baldrick’s, they When Slapikas first learned of the event, he and his father plan to continue their efforts throughout the community. The approached Coach Ray Gould and asked if he and his players organization plans to hold other fundraising events in the might be interested in getting involved to help increase future, including another head shaving in Coral Springs. awareness and raise much-needed funds for the cause. “I was really impressed by what those guys did. It takes a Coach Gould signed up for the event without a second lot of confidence to do something like that and it shows they thought. have a real appreciation for what cancer patients have to go “Kids look up to football players as role models in the through,” freshman Styles Ricks said. community. And if the players can hold up their bald heads Cancer is the leading cause of childhood death in the with pride, then a child suffering from a life-threatening United States, with 13,500 new diagnoses each year according illness can too,” Gould said. to the American Cancer Knowing the impact the event could have on the school Institute. community, Gould brought the idea to his players. For some, One out of every 300 boys and one out of every 333 girls joining Coach was a no-brainer. will develop cancer before their 20th birthday, according to Senior safety Christian Yang whose own mother has been ABC news and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Gun World of South Florida is located at 1700 S. Powerline Road Deerfield Beach. For more information, call 954-596-0526.  You can also visit their website at www.gunworldofsfl.com.

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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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World goes unmatched. Stop by and see for yourself how Gun World of South Florida can assist you with any needs you may have for self protection. Gun World... Helping you protect what matters the most. SAFETY TIPS for YOUR FAMILY: 1) Take ammunition out of the gun 2) Lock the gun and keep it out of reach of kids  hiding the gun is not enough. 3) Lock ammunition and store it apart from the gun 4) Store the lock box or safe for the gun and the ammunition in a different area from where you store household keys.  Keep out of reach of children. 5) When handing or cleaning a gun, adults should never leave the gun unattended. 

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• Business Connections • Home Surveillance Systems

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t is no secret that today’s home burglaries are a problem. According to data from the FBI 2012 crime report it suggests that we can expect 1 in Robert Zajic every 36 homes in the United States to be burglarized in 2013. Each burglary usually results in an average loss of $1,675 per break in. Statistically 34% of burglars enter through the front door and head directly to the master bedroom. The most common items in the master include cash, electronic equipment, gold, silver, jewelry, and guns. Other entry points include, 23% enter the home through the first floor windows, 22% enter through the back door, 9% enter

through the garage, 6% enter through other unlocked entrances and storage areas of the home, 4% enter through the basement, and 2% enter through second floor entrances. The next areas to be targeted are home offices and B2000009 formal rooms with A2000248 openly displayed valuables. Most of these items are easy to sell through pawnshops and flea markets or are easy to pass on through a black market type of trade for use in the perpetration of other crimes.

The misconception is that most burglaries happen at night because people falsely believe that criminals prefer to operate under the cover of darkness, whereas in fact they occur between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. These are the times people are at work and kids are in school. The peak time is 10 am to 3 pm. Homeowners are usually home after 6 pm and this significantly increases a burglar’s chance of being caught. great new store has opened up at 8055 W. Sample Road in In 2011, the United Coral Springs with the area’s nicest selection of plumbing States led 68 countries fixtures from faucets to sinks to tubs. They carry the brands in the frequency of you’ll see in top architecture magazines but without the high end prices. They have put together a beautiful showroom that burglaries. The United is a pleasure to explore. The showroom is open to the general States reported over 2 public as well as contractors and interior designers. For added million burglaries in savings, there are a couple of special discount offers for OTN 2010, while England and readers – see the Kitchen and Bath coupon on page 5 of the Wales together came in November 2013 OTN Coupon Book. second with just over Find great selection and great prices on all the 500,000 reported burmajor brands: Blanco… Altmans… glaries. Amerec… Xylem… Brizo… Kohler…

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age, a burglar will spend eight to twelve minutes in a home. The more difficult you make your home for burglars to enter the less likely they are to target your house. With affordable technological advances today it could possibly play a large part in the reduction of burglary rates throughout the US. This is why we suggest you invest and purchase a quality alarm system WITH a quality surveillance camera system. The best thing is to have one professionally installed so you know you are adequately covered. Some insurance companies will also give you a discount on your homeowner’s policy for having these systems installed. Alarm signs and (or) decals are also a great way to let potential burglars know your house is protected. Currently, data shows that homes without security systems are 2.7 times more likely to be targeted by a burglar. Whichever company you choose to purchase and install your systems, make sure they are licensed, insured and reputable. Make your home more difficult to enter by installing jams on windows, patio doors and deadbolts on all entry doors. Ensure that overgrown shrubbery is trimmed, and keep the outside of your home clutter free and make sure to lock your doors. Inter State Security Corp is located at 9660 West Sample Rd. #104 Coral Springs, FL 33065. For more information, call 954-753-4700.

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• Business Connections • Wear ‘Designer Trends’ At Half The Price

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mpress with a Louis Vuitton purse, a Prada handbag or stilettos without breaking the bank. You will always be in fashion for a less price when you shop at Designer Trends. At Designer Trends’ new larger location in Coconut Creek, you can buy, sell or trade your designer clothing and accessories. For six years, Designer Trends, previously named Closet Trends, has specialized in upscale and highend quality clothing, handbags and accessories. The Nice family recently moved their retail store to a bigger and more convenient location at 4450 West Hillsboro Blvd., Coconut Creek. Why shop anywhere else when you can buy luxurious and designer clothing, handbags and accessories for a whopping 70 to 90 percent less than retail prices! Customers can shop from a huge variety of inventory, new and gently used clothing for women and men, shoes, perfume, and accessories from trendy designer brand labels, such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, Michael Kors, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tory Burch and more. New items daily and the latest styles! Need some extra cash? It’s easy; all you have to do is bring in all your trendy apparels, handbags, jewelry, sunglasses, and you can walk out of the store with a new style or extra cash in your wallet! Cash is paid immediately for all accepted items. They also offer a customer reward card for every $10 purchase

George Nice , (left), Dilara Nice, (center) and Jim Nice (right)make designer discount shopping a family affair. or trading of items, you get a $20 gift card towards anything in the store. Right now, there is 50 percent off select handbags. Besides offering high end clothing at unbeatable

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• Business Connections • BILL DALY INSURANCE …

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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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prings Wellness Massage offers customers the ultimate in relaxing massage therapy with a trained Asian staff presenting the best in Asian Massages. Entering the doors, you are greeted by a courteous staff member confirming your appointment, and leading you into a magical world of relaxation, while gentle music fills the establishment with serene, peaceful sounds. Offering the finest in a Relaxing Body Rub, Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone, Shiatsu , and Ashiatsu (Back-walking), Springs Wellness Massage has something for everyone. Whether you call for an appointment, or simply “walk-in”, the friendly staff assures that your visit will be calming, peaceful, and tranquil. The Grand opening for Springs Wellness Massage is scheduled for November 2nd, and will run for the entire month with coupons and great pricing. Owners Lily and Cindy pledge that every patron will receive the finest massage, while pampering you with unequalled service. Call Springs Wellness Massage today at (954) 608-1401, or visit them at 7865 West Sample Road in Coral Springs. Springs Wellness Massage is in operation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, open 7 days a week. Following a hard day at the office, tough day at the golf course, or simply needing to unwind, the courteous staff is standing by to “get the knots out” of your tired body. Springs Wellness Massage …… pampering their customers on a daily basis.

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• Business Connections • The 3 most important factors in choosing an agent

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ow many Real Estate agents do you have to choose from? The term “a dime a dozen” comes to mind, doesn’t it? The truth is, yes, there are a ton of Realtors available at your disposal. There may not be many however who can provide all you need to obtain your buying or selling goals. Protect yourself and take these three factors into account when selecting your next Realtor.

Honesty & Ethics There may be no more important factor then that of honesty and ethics when choosing a Realtor. Working with an agent with low ethics or one that you cannot trust to be 100% honest throughout the process is a recipe for disaster. It is imperative that you work with an agent with strong ethics and an inherent character of honesty. Many agents will skew the truth to obtain business. I’ve seen some go as far as to pose with someone else’s wife and children to give the impression of a “family based” agent. I can’t imagine how this person would react when asked about their wife and kids. Starting a business relationship based on misleading advertising is a surefire way to create future issues during the transaction. If you’re not working with an agent who is 100% honest and ethical, how can you truly be sure you have obtained an agent with your best interests at heart?

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Advertising & Marketing When selling your home it is crucial that you work with an agent whom firmly understands the importance of advertising and marketing. While the MLS alone can drive sales, having an agent who knows how to implement an advertising campaign personalized for your home is essential. Many agents will tout the campaigns offered by their firm and most will count on this marketing alone as the only means to promote your property. In these scenarios the home never receives any true personalized campaigns, and simply obtains “cookie cutter” marketing. Selling at a high dollar in a short period of time requires constant promotion in new and unique ways; and more importantly personalized to the subject property. When interviewing or searching for an agent to sell your home, be sure you delve into their own personal marketing strategy, find out what they as an agent bring to you, the client.

Knowledge of your area Selling a product that you are

unfamiliar with is a fool’s errand. I’ve seen time and again agents with listings in areas they have zero knowledge of. Without a firm understanding of the locale you are selling in, there is absolutely no way to obtain top dollar for the inventory you hold. When selling, be sure that your agent is well versed in the area you reside in. Knowledge of your area’s schools, shopping, entertainment, etc are crucial. The convenience an area provides can often add value to a buyer’s perception of the home, in turn, netting you a higher sales price. These 3 simple factors will help you decide which agent is the right fit for you. The wrong partnership is a disservice to the entire process; be sure to conduct your own personal research prior to hiring your next Realtor. When you find the right fit it just may be a match made in heaven, brining along with it an attractive sales price in a short amount of time.

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• Business Connections •

continued from page 5 (Reinfeld and Cabrera...) friendly mannerisms, and infectious smile, attributes immensely to the success of Reinfeld and Cabrera. Earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, and Political Science, from Florida Atlantic University, and his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center, Alan possesses every quality of knowledge that will get his client a positive outcome. Alan is a member of the Florida Bar, acknowledged to the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, the American Bar Association, the Broward County Bar Association, and the Dade County Bar Association. He is regularly seen at Chamber of Commerce functions in both Coral Springs and Tamarac.

School students Ethics Seminars, assisting local charity events, or supporting the Our Town America Festival, Reinfeld and Cabrera, P.A. responds to the communities needs with unquestioned assistance and loyalty.

Coral Springs, 950 South Pine Island Road, Suite A-150, in Plantation, and 2933 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 201 in Ft. Lauderdale, the Law Office of Reinfeld and Cabrera, P.A. wants to represent you, offering the finest professional services and legal knowledge at a reasonable and affordable price. The firm offers a free initial consultation, by telephone or in person. For additional information, you can call 954-334-1520, 1-855-LAWS-123, or visit them at www.mypersonalattorneys. com …… for your convenience, Alan and Michael also make “house calls”. The firm would also like to remind everyone to give thanks to the people that you love, and make sure they are taken care of this holiday season.

Naomi Reinfeld Cabrera, the ever bubbly and personable Office Manager, diligently runs the office, and helps coordinate the daily schedules. Her wonderful demeanor, and articulate communication skills, provides both attorneys with pertinent information for their cases. Prior to her duties with the law firm, she was a Math professor at Florida Atlantic University and Broward College. Naomi, like her husband Michael, will soon be receiving her Masters Degree in Business Both Michael and Alan are keenly in- Administration. The Law Office of Reinfeld and Cabrevolved in civic activities and community ra, P.A. ……. Getting results with integrievents. Whether coaching Youth Soccer, With three locations to serve you ….. ty, honesty, and expertise, while continufinding time for involvement in High 10235 West Sample Road, Suite 207, in ing to never compromise their principles.

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• Business Connections • Throw Away Your Cigarettes Today! By Nicol Jenkins, Editor

Smoke Stash 6418 N. University Drive, Tamarac For more information, call 954-718-9000

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tmosRx® introduces to you the amazing world of Natural Health Science with electronic Vaporizer. Atuitting smoking can be very difficult but Smoke Stash mosRx® brings to you the next generation of portable has your solution. vaporizers with highly advanced microchip technology and Conveniently located in Tamarac, Smoke Stash sells controlled vaporization. AtmosRx® is a hand-held tempera- various products, such as the AtmosRX personal ® ture controlled heating system that operates well and gently vaporizers, electronic hookah sticks, and Luxury Lites, to heats herbal oil vaporizer to release just the essence. help people stop smoking. AtmosRx® provides you access to world’s smallest portable Vaporizer revolutionizing the Aromatherapy industry. Wide ranging designs and styles are available at www.AtmosRx.com. Vaporization is a process which burns the plant and creates the essence only without making any changes to its elements. Whereas combustion, which is a harmful reaction on burning, changes the components of burning substance and emits smoke and harmful effects, which are many times toxic as well. Vaporization is a clean smooth process which allows you just to feel the essence of herbal formula and is legalized to have anytime anywhere. “I purchased the ATMOS RX; BEST INVESTMENT of

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Once you enter Smoke Stash, owner Shawn Mzayek greets you with a smile and a wealth of knowledge on each of the products. “I have customers who have been smoking for years and after they try the products, they don’t want to go back to cigarettes,” said Shawn. AtmosRX® personal vaporizers are available at a cheap price for the kit and use flavored nicotine extract and liquid oil. The product is stylish and easy to use. All you do is fill it with oil, press the power button, inhale and exhale. Plus, Smoke Stash offers a wide variety of flavored oils to choose from so there is no odorous smell. “It’s smoking in a new way. Instead of smelling like an ashtray, it smells good and is better for your body,” said Shawn. The electronic hookah stick and Luxury Lites have no nicotine and cost a lot less than a pack of cigarettes. “They are stylish, tasty and harmless,” he said.

Stop by Smoke Stash and see Shawn at 6418 N. University Drive, Tamarac. For more information, call 954-718-9000.

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• Business Connections • North Hills Cleaners Offers The Best In Quality And Service

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By Trish Giando wner, Yorda Hawkins has worked with dry cleaning and alterations since 1977 and has been in Coral Springs for the past 20 years.

  At North Hills Cleaners, you can be assured that all items will be well taken care of and in a timely manner.

  Here you’ll find honesty, integrity and excellent service. “I strive to be the best in both quality and service. I like to treat people the way I expect to be treated,” said Yorda.   If you have a problem stain, they will use the best method without compromising the fabric. Often their expertise enables them to share tips on preventative methods as well. “I try to be honest and loyal to my customers and I am here to help them in any way I can,” said Yorda.   North Hills Cleaners offers dry cleaning and laundering with alterations available on the premises. They also specialize in leather, suede, area rugs and pillows along with cleaning and preservation of wedding gowns.   North Hills Cleaners is located at 4628 N. University Dr. (NW corner of University & Wiles Rd.). 954-227-7788. Open weekdays 7 am to 7 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 4 pm.

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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.

If we follow that model, feeding our pets a fresh, varied, natural, unprocessed species appropriate diet, we will be fueling the body with the dynamic balance that nature designed. Our dogs and cats are carnivores that require an animal based diet. This is not

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• Business Connections • CORAL SPRINGS SPINE AND NERVE …

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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. If you’re tired of waking up in the morning feeling like you need to pull a muscle to jump start your heart, walking to the kitchen seems like a pilgrimage to Mecca, realizing that you couldn’t run out of sight in a year, or that your back feels like the Dolphins held a practice on it …… call the professionals at 954-752-7373, and get the help you need and deserve. Coral Springs Spine and Nerve …… They’ve got your back!

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, 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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• Business Connections • Grand Opening... Stella’s Dancers’ Studio Opens In Coral Springs

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By Nicol Jenkins, Editor

tella’s Dancers’ Studio has officially opened their second location in Coral Springs. Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce members, Coral Springs Vice Mayor Tom Powers, City Commissioner Dan Daley and staff cut the ribbon at the grand opening of their new location, 10442 West Atlantic Blvd. Coral Springs. Attendees also enjoyed food, mingling and a dance performance by their star dance students. Vice Mayor Tom Powers welcomed the new business with open arms. “Our job as a City Commission is to provide an environment to be successful.” Owner Stella Palumbo was proud of the support at the grand opening. “I grew up in Coral Springs and it’s always been a dream of mine to have

a business in the City that I love.” “My goal is to inspire the kids, build their confidence and teach them how to be wonderful

dancers,” added Artistic Director Danielle Moore. For 30 years, owner Stella Palumbo, Danielle Moore and trained staff have taught the art of dance to beginners and beyond in their Cooper City dance

studio. Now they will mold more future dancers at their second location in Coral Springs. Dancers of all levels and ages can learn new steps in Ballet, Tap, Jazz/Funk, Contemporary/ Lyrical, Hip Hop and Acrobatics. Adult Hip Hop Workout, and Bollywood dance exercise classes will also be available. Stella’s Dancers’ Studio is located at 10442 West Atlantic Blvd. Coral Springs, FL 33071. For more information, call 954-227-7479. You can also visit their website at www.stellasdancers.com.

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• Business Center •

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ome visit us at our new location...10 minutes from anywhere in Northwest Broward. We feature the widest variety of quality tires. As well we can help keep your car in the best condition possible with services for all your needs including: brakes... front end...alignments...oil changes...and any other service that will keep your vehicle in fine running order. At DOLPHIN TIRES we pride ourselves in quality service and getting the job done right. Come visit us at: 2189 N. St Rd 7 in Margate...or call at: 954 366-1306 and see our ad in the Coupon Book on page 29.

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“During the day my energy level was so low I couldn’t stay awake. After having a sleep study at Broward Health Coral Springs’ Sleep Disorders Center, the experts found that my breathing stopped periodically preventing me from getting a restful night’s sleep. Since my treatment, I now sleep soundly through the night, thanks to the specialized team of medical professionals. Today I have enough energy to not only keep up with my two Boxers, I lead the pack!” -Greg Bolinsky Make your dreams come true by finding a sleep solution with our experienced and specialized medical team. The Sleep Disorders Center offers a comprehensive program that is dedicated to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders for adults and children.

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