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CONCUSSIONS ARE NO GAME The comprehensive Broward Health Concussion Care Program is the only one of its kind in Broward County. Staffed by credentialed impact consultants, the Concussion Care Program offers comprehensive services for sports and concussion diagnosis and management including:
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Sports Physicals • EKG - available at Broward Health Urgent Care (three locations) Pre-Season baseline testing Post-Injury ImPACT testing - available at Nova Southeastern (an affiliate of BHCS) A Pediatric Emergency Department available 24/7 Expert team of partnering physicians Rehabilitation including Vestibular Rehab for concussions
Additional Community Outreach Programs at Broward Health Coral Springs include:
• Educational programs for coaches • Speakers for Parents/Parent Groups • Educational programs for Youth & Community Sports Leagues For more information about concussion management or the services available please contact:
Rehab Services Department 954.344.3180.
oing to get a haircut isn’t just a decision on when to go “get your ears lowered”. There are many stylists, hair dressers, and barbers. When you go to Switch’n Styles, you’re not there getting just a haircut ….. you’re receiving the finest quality “design” and hair styling available in South Florida. Owner Nelson Marques, along with his talented staff, not only cuts your hair, but can create a “masterpiece” for you that simple says ”style”!Voted 2013’s Best Barbershop in Coral Springs, Switch’n Styles sets the bar at a level that only they can reach. Whether you’re a male, or female,Switch’n Styles should your next stop for your hair appointment. Conveniently located at 10329 Royal Palm Boulevard in Coral Springs, Switch’n Styles is the one stop place for all your hair requirements and products, specializing in all types of hairstyles. If you can envision what you want, these artists can create it. You can get a traditional haircut, or
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NOT JUST A BARBERSHOP By Brian Weidenbacher
switch to what’s new today. As a young man, the barbershop was always the focal point for not only haircuts, but also for sports talk, politics, and various other opinions of people. Switch’n Styles brings back those old days, except with much more flair and professionalism. One satisfied customer named Victor says, “It’s a great place to get a haircut, while receiving friendly service. See my boy Jonathan”. Conrad adds, “Gerardo does an excellent job on my hair ….. everyone is polite and friendly”. If you are
searching for that perfect hair style for that special occasion, or a haircut that defines “style”, call Switch’n Styles at 954-227-8953. You can also visit their website at www.facebook. com/switchnstylesbarbershop@ switchnstyles. Switch’n Styles ….. when you leave here, you don’t just look good, you look GREAT!
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FATHER’S DAY ……. A SPECIAL DAY FOR DAD
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Happy Father’s Day A father can be deﬁned by many adjectives …… a teacher, an inspiration, a healer, a mentor, and a hero. He’s a pat on the back, whether you succeed or fail, a loving presence to the entire family, a shoulder for your tears, and a warm hug just for being your dad. He’s a friend when someone turns against you, a side-kick to go ﬁshing with, and a coach and supporter for you athletic teams. He’s your “best friend”! The biggest “thank you” a father could ever receive is two arms thrown around his neck from his young child, a ﬁrm hand shake from his appreciative grown son, or a hug and kiss on his cheek from his adoring, beautiful daughter. Father’s Day is a wonderful festival that acknowledges, and appreciates, the important role played by a father in helping raise children, and consequently building a strong person to help create a better society. It is a celebration honoring fathers and fatherhood, parental bonds, and the inﬂuence of in the early 20th century to compliment Mother’s Day. A loving daughter, Sonora Louise Smart Dodd from Spokane, Washington is recognized as the founder of this wonderful holiday.
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The Our Town News staﬀ, and family, sincerely wishes every dad a “Happy Father’s Day”. Your eﬀorts, time, and unconditional love for your children, is truly an inspiration to others, and will never go unnoticed by the ones that love you.
Government & City - Parkland
Mayor Michael Udine’s Parkland Report
s we finish out another school year, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our teachers, administrators, parent volunteers, students and our educational advisory board for another successful academic year. Over the last few weeks, I attended a lot of different educational events and it is clear that there is so much pride in our area schools, and rightfully so! It is unbelievable how many National Merit Scholarship winners we have! Our students are truly excelling in the classroom, with the arts and on the fields! I am bumping into so many people throughout town, with kids getting ready to head off to great colleges throughout the County, good luck to all. The Parkland City Commission and City staff again held its strategic planning session. It was really great to get some new ideas and new perspectives. I want to thank all of the members of the City Commission and City Staff for their help in making our strategic planning session a huge
success. Parkland residents are extremely happy with the quality and level of services being provided by the City. The City strives each day to make sure the service level is high and the costs of those services are reasonable. The second main theme running through the surveys is that the top issues for our residents are: taxes, schools and public safety. These issues fit directly into our top goals of strategic planning. They are ‘Financially Sound City Government’ and ‘Public Schools of Excellence’. From a public safety point of view, we are looking at different staffing alternatives to provide additional police services throughout our communities. We continue to look at the Library and capital improvements throughout the City as well. On the City level, we try to do whatever we can to make sure that these issues are addressed. The month of June brings us to Father’s Day. I have a lot of jobs and responsibilities, but the best one is being a Dad to my three kids. I also have
a great Dad! I wish all the Dads a great Father’s Day! I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing summer… Don’t worry, before you know it you’ll be back on the fields and running carpools and errands. Enjoy!
As always, I value your questions or comments. Reach out and ‘Friend me’ if you want to follow me on Facebook, or look me up on Twitter at www. twitter.com/michaeludine if you want to follow my updates. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail me at MUdine@cityofparkland. org.
Government & City - Coral Springs
Chamber of Commerce - Coral Springs
Message from The President of the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce
urricane season is here again and while we’ve been lucky the past 9 years, it’s important for our residents to be prepared. Our Under the Sun magazine is a great source of information and it includes a
summary of all the City can do for you before, during and after a hurricane. In the event of a hurricane, residents can reach the City’s call center at 954-344-1001. You can also log onto CoralSprings.org/ hurricane or watch CityTV, Channel 25 on Advanced Cable and Channel 99 on U-Verse, for updates. Coral Springs residents can also tune their radio dials to AM 1670. CityRadio delivers information about City services, upcoming events, weather updates, and emergency bulletins when necessary.
By Cindy Brief
On another note, if you haven’t stopped by the Coral Springs Mega Green Market, check it out every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market is located at Downtown Coral Springs, just west of University Drive on Sample Road. There is fresh produce, vegan products and much more! Join me and the City Commission on Saturday, June 14 as we celebrate Flag Day at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Park. This traditional Flag Day ceremony will include the ceremonial retirement and burning of frayed, tattered or faded ﬂags. Residents may drop off any ﬂags they want to be retired at City Hall or the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs Drive. For more information, call 954-345-2200. The park is located at 8601 Royal Palm Blvd. The City’s Fourth of July celebration will once again be held in Mullins Park. Join us for an evening of dazzling ﬁreworks and entertainment for the entire family. Residents are encouraged to come out and celebrate on Friday, July 4. Starting at 6 p.m., families are invited to come and enjoy games, bounce houses, food and entertainment. The ﬁreworks display will begin promptly at 9 p.m. The event is free, but there will be fees for food, bounce houses and games. Parking will be available for a $3 fee at the Coral Springs Gymnasium for early arrivers, and also at the main Mullins Park/Center for the Arts parking lot. No pets or alcoholic
beverages are allowed in the park. Personal ﬁreworks will be conﬁscated by Coral Springs Police. Mullins Park is located at 10150 Ben Geiger Dr. For more information, call 954-345-2200. Now that summer is here and children are playing outdoors, it is critical that they have water-safety skills that could save their lives. Make sure to take advantage of the many drowning prevention and learn-to-
swim programs the City has to offer. The Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Cypress Pool and Mullins Park Pool each offer classes for all ages and skill levels. For more information, call 954345-2121.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.
he Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual “Coral Springs Chamber Business Awards Gala” presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. This spectacular event was held at the Parkland Golf and Country Club. The Business Awards Gala has restructured the award categories. They are as follows: Small Business Leader of the Year, and the Covered Bridge Award. All other awards will be given out at the Chamber’s Cindy Brief, Coral Springs Chamber President; Richard second Gerber, Bryason Realty and Winner of the Small Business big event, Leader Award; Jerry Schwartz, Broward College and Oktoberfeast. Coral Springs Chamber Chairman of the Board; and Bruce The award Weinberg, Weinberg and Company, P.A. recipients were singled out as individuals that have excelled in being active leaders in both the community and the Chamber. Congratulations to the following Award Recipients: Small Business Leader of the Year Richard Gerber, Bryason Realty Covered Bridge Award - Mark Watson, AmTrust Bank This year, the Coral Springs Chamber made a few changes to its annual gala and added a Casino Night portion. This exciting Casino Night event was made possible through the assistance of several major sponsors- The Ace of Diamonds: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital; High Roller Sponsor: Kraeer Funeral Home; King of Diamonds: Al Hendrickson Toyota and City of Coral Springs. The Casino Night included Craps, Poker, 3 Card Poker, Blackjack, Roulette, Wheel of Fortune, Bingo, and Some Chamber members having a Slot Machines. good time at the Chamber Casino. There was also a photo booth where guests took pictures to commemorate their evening. Guests were able to play games by using funny money acquired by making a donation to the Education
Foundation. Another part of the Gala was recognizing and honoring the graduates of the Coral Springs Cham- CindyBrief,CoralSpringsChamberPresident;Jerry Schwartz, Broward College and Coral Springs Chamber ber Leadership ChairmanoftheBoard;MarkWatson,AmTrustBankand Institute Class WinneroftheCoveredBridgeAward;andBernieMoyle, Vantage Hospitality Group of 2014. These participants demonstrated their commitment to grow and be amongst the top leaders in the City and Chamber. It has been quite an experience and I know that they made friendships and business connections that will last forever. This leadership class also raised money for the Coral Springs Chamber Education Foundation. Through the efforts of the Coral Springs Chamber Leadership Class, the Ambassadors and the Education Committee working A group photo of the Chamber Staff. together the Amanda Gecse, Cindy Brief, Kimberly Chamber’s Education Mena, and Denison Davis. Foundation is providing over $10,000 to the ﬁve area high schools this year to assist future business leaders in DECA and BPA. The Gala was an evening to remember and included dinner, live auctions, silent auctions, gradua-
tion and awards, and a Casino Night that beneﬁted the Chamber’s Education Foundation. For more information on becoming a Chamber Member, please contact the Chamber ofﬁce at 954-752-4242 or visit the Chamber website at www. cschamber.com. Coral Springs Chamber of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital was Commerce Hosts presented with their Title Sponsor Plaque. Awards Gala “Casino Night” Presented by: Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. All photos provided courtesy of Seberg Photography
Upcoming Events PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S ALLIANCE Wednesday, June 4th at Carolina Club 3011 Rock Island Road from 11:30am – 1:00pm Members $20, Future Members $30
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The Newly Graduated Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute Class of 2014.
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Coral Springs ranked as Best Place to Live in Florida
‘TLC Dental’ thanks you for the opportunity to deliver conﬁdence one smile at a time!
ovoto Real Estate, a real estate research blog, published a ranking of the 10 Best Places to Live in Florida and Coral Springs came in ﬁrst place. Movoto started with Florida’s largest cities in terms of population then ranked them on seven unique criteria. According to Movoto, Coral Springs came out on top because it has lots of amenities, excellent quality of life, low crime, low taxes, low unemployment, shorter than average commute times, and excellent weather. “We are proud to be recognized as the best place to live in Florida as it conﬁrms what we’ve known all these years – that Coral Springs does indeed have everything under the sun,” said Coral Springs Mayor Vince Boccard. The City of Coral Springs was the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2007 and is a two-time Governor’s Sterling Award winner for quality excellence. It was the ﬁrst City of Excellence named by the “We continuously work to meet the needs of our residents Florida League of Cities and has also been identiﬁed as one and business owners, and to provide the best service that of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by Ameriwe can,” said City Manager Erdal Donmez. ca’s Promise Alliance for Youth.
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ur top priority is for our patients to feel at ease in our ofﬁces and to leave each visit with conﬁdent world-class smiles,” says Dr. Steven D. Muckey, founder and Managing Director of TLC Dental. The TLC doctors treat each patient with undivided attention and strive to address each need and concern of our patients. TLC Dental is committed to making each patient feel that they are a member of a family of professionals devoted to exceeding expectations. “From the time you walk in the door, we are continuously consulting with other members of our health care team to improve your smile and oral health,” says Harvard graduate, Dr. Judith Gartner, who provides dental care and is also the Director of Quality Improvement. Dr. Gartner helps oversee clinical ﬁndings, diagnose treatment, and assesses outcomes to ensure that TLC Dental provides the highest standards of quality care. Dr. Muckey adds, “What’s best for the patients is best for our practice. That’s our mantra.” TLC Dental provides a full range of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for all ages including professional cleanings and oral cancer screenings, tooth-colored ﬁllings, porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, implants, root canal therapy, teeth whitening and dentures. Each operatory has intra-oral cameras and TV monitors to visually display radiographs, beforeand-after photos and also for patients to catch up on their favorite shows during treatment! In addition, they have an oral health care team on site which includes an Oral Surgeon, Endodontist and Periodontist. At TLC Dental, they understand everyone has different ﬁnancial situations. They accept most insurance plans and will work with you and your ﬁnancial needs. Members of the TLC health care team speak various languages including Spanish, Greek, Creole, French and Hebrew. TLC provides 24-hour emergency care to their patients.
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A FANTASTIC YEAR AT PARK TRAILS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
By Erica Cukierman
he 2013-2014 school year has been a great year all around for our students, teachers, administrators and our entire Park Trails Elementary School family. Our school year ends with our last day of school on Thursday, June 5th, which is an Early Release Day. On Friday, June 6th, there is an Employee Planning Day. As we say hello to summer, we’d like to thank the entire Park Trails Elementary family for their continued support. Park Trails wishes our ﬁfth grade students well as they enter middle school and look forward to another great school year ahead. Looking back on this school year, Park Trails Elementary has had many school-wide achievements and the students have accomplished much in academics and beyond. The school community has also hosted many events and fundraisers to improve and help our school and students. Our Park Trails family recently held Run for Recess, which was a fun evening raising money to add new playground equipment, refurbish and replace existing pieces, and remove the sand and replace it with a rubber surface, making it accessible to every child. This was a well attended and great event for our school. One of our most popular events, the Annual Cultural Arts Night, continued to be a huge success. There were musical performances, along with amazing works of art created by the students, and many more activities. A special thank you to everyone involved in our events throughout the school year. We wish all of our returning, new and former students a safe, fun and happy summer!
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Writing Well Workshop
Students need to learn to communicate effectively with others, not only through oral language, but through written language as well. Teaching writing to students enhances speaking, reading and critical thinking skills. Because of the importance of learning to write effectively, The Reading and Learning Clinic of Coral Springs is offering a two-week writing workshop from July 7 through July 18. The class will meet Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm. It is intended for students entering grades 4 through 10. Only ten students per group will have the opportunity to beneﬁt from this unique workshop. The program focuses on teaching students how to better their writing skills through prewriting strategies, prompts, organizational patterns, proper grammar,a variety of sentence structures and correct punctuation. Call the clinic today at (954) 755-0299 to reserve a spot and give your child the opportunity to participate in this writing experience.
Attention High School Students! “Beat the SAT”
The Reading and Learning Clinic of Coral Springs, Inc. will be holding its summer SAT preparation class beginning Monday and Wednesday, July 28 and July 30. The summer program will consist of four weeks of instruction. This course will prepare high schoolstudents for the October and November testing dates. Our Mission is to bring high-quality and affordable test preparation for the S.A.T. The Students will meet every Monday and Wednesday evening from 5:30-7:30 pm. One hour of instruction will be conducted by a certiﬁed math teacher with experience in SAT preparation, and the second hour will be taught by an English teacher familiar with the verbal requirements. Classes will be limited to 10-12 students. The Reading and Learning Clinic provides excellence in educational programs. Parents can be assured that this class provides a solid preparation for the SAT exam. Please call the Clinic at (954) 755-0299 for registration information.
Math Mysteries Solved
Is your child struggling in the area of Mathematics? If so, The Reading and Learning Clinic of Coral Springs is offering a summer Math Workshop to build a more solid foundation in computational skills, basic number concepts, and problem solving strategies. The primary purpose of the class is to determine speciﬁc areas in which each student is having difﬁculty. Once these problems have been identiﬁed, students can be given the help that will enable them to make satisfactory progress in the mathematical sequence. The class is intended for grades 2 through 10. Emphasis is also placed on the new Mafs Test and test-taking strategies. The Math program will run from July 7 through July 18. Classes will be held from (5:30 to 7:00) PM. The workshop is limited to ten students per session. Call today to reserve a space for your child. (954) 755-0299
Coral Springs Student Among U.S. Presidential Scholars In The Arts By Nicol Jenkins
onnor Yockus, an amazing artist from Coral Springs and a high school senior at North Broward Preparatory School in Coconut Creek, has been awarded 1 of only 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts. The award is the highest honor that can be bestowed upon an artistically talented graduating high school senior. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, appointed by President Obama, selects honored scholars annually based on their academic success, artistic excellence, essays, school evaluations and transcripts, as well as evidence of community service, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to high ideals. Of the three million students expected to graduate from high school this year, more than 3,900 candidates qualiﬁed for the 2014 awards determined by outstanding performance on the College Board SAT and ACT exams, and through nominations made by Chief State School Oﬃcers or the National YoungArts Foundation’s nationwide YoungArts™ competition.
can be astounding. These scholars will help move our country forward and will have a lasting impact on their families, communities, and on our society. They represent the potential of all young citizens to lift up America,” stated U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. The 2014 U.S. Presidential Scholars are comprised of one young man and one young woman from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and from U.S. families living abroad, as well as 15 chosen at-large and 20 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.
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Created in 1964, the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program has honored more than 6,500 of the nation’s top-performing students with the prestigious award given to honorees during the annual ceremony in D.C. The program was expanded in 1979 to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, literary and performing arts.
June, when each honoree will receive a Presidential Scholar Medallion. Connor, who is part of the 50th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, will showcase his accomplishments in dance at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and at The Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC, on June 23 and 24.
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DANCING WITH THE STARS a buﬀet dinner will be served and general dancing starts. For additional information, as well as cost for this wonderful evening of dancing, you can call Vadim 248-346-1860, or e-mail him at www.vadim_boldirev@ yahoo.com.sg.
By Brian Weidenbacher
adim and Karla Boldirev, a husband and wife dance team, is truly oﬀ the charts when it comes to displaying their expertise. This uniquely talented couple glides across the dance ﬂoor with grace and elegance, whether in competition, or giving lessons. Most dancers start at an early age, and this ﬂamboyant team is no exception. Karla began her career at the tender age of 3 in her native country of Mexico. She holds a Dance Major as well as a Master’s Degree in both Choreography and Production. Vadim began dancing in his homeland of Azerbaijan Republic at 14. He was Champion of the Capital, and of the Republic, for two consecutive years. This amazing couple, from diﬀerent countries, were born to be together, and destined to become champions. The rest, as they say, is history. Vadim and Karla are 8-Time Southern Florida Closed Ameri-
can Smooth Champions. That alone looks wonderful in anyone’s resume. But it certainly does not stop there. The couple is also 3-Time Closed American Rhythm Champions, 2-Time Open American Smooth Champions, and also placed with a Silver and Bronze Medal in American Smooth at various Regional, Inter-Regional, and National Championships! At the Fred Astaire World Championships, the couple placed in both Rising Stars American Smooth and Closed American Smooth competition. The couple’s next competition is scheduled one June 8th at Heron Bay. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the “Best of Summer” show begins at 6:00 PM. Following the competition,
As anyone can imagine, not only is this pair talented in competition, but both are highly talented in conveying their talents to others. Both Vadim, and Karla, are wonderful instructors. Their patience, knowledge, and friendly demeanor, are exhibited while teaching others. Their classes are fun and enlightening. You can contact Vadim at 248346-1860 to schedule a lesson, ask questions, or to simply get additional information as what is oﬀered. If you like to dance, or have an urge to learn, call Vadim and see how he can assist you. I promise that your decision to start will be a wise choice. Visit Vadim and Karla … and maybe one day you and your partner will be “dancing with the stars”!
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Alumni named to Columbia College Chicago Dean’s List
By Nicol Jenkins graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland continues to excel in academics. Columbia College Chicago recently recognized Kayla Castellon, a Dance major from Parkland, on being named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester 2013. To to be named to the Dean’s List at Columbia College Chicago, students must have taken at least 12 credit hours and have a 3.75 grade point average or above for that semester. Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts to more than 10,000 students in 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. Congratulations to our local scholar!
City of Coral Springs Honors Volunteers For Their Dedication By Nicol Jenkins
he City of Coral Springs has many volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts to making the community a better place. During National Volunteer Week, the Coral Springs City Commission honored this group of volunteers by awarding them the “Lynne Johnson Award”. These awards were named after Lynne Johnson in 2009 in memory of her dedicated volunteer service to the City of Coral Springs. For the “Seniors Making a Difference” category, the Commission recognized Gerald Fasman. He has been a volunteer since 2003 and devotes approximately 80 hours per month to the Police Department, providing assistance to the Fleet and Facilities Division and Parking Enforcement. For the “Youth Making a Difference” category, the Commission recognized Tyler Horn. He is a senior at Coral Springs High School and has been volunteering for the past four years in various projects, including
Leadership Mentoring, Holiday Cards for Soldiers, Holiday Bags for seniors, the Holiday Parade, the Water Tower painting and much more. Steve Mitchell was recognized for the “Committed to Enhancing City Services” category. He has been volunteering for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Community Assisted Patrol (CAP) and also participates in the CustomerInvolved Government Committee. Lastly, Jackie Bolden received an award in “Enhancing the Lives of Coral Springs Residents” category. She has been volunteering for the past 12 years as a member of the Martin Luther King, Jr.
Committee. She has worked tirelessly and selﬂessly to develop their program for the MLK weekend celebration and also devotes her time to the MLK Golf Tournament. She is commended for her volunteer spirit, hard work and dedication. Honorable mentions were awarded to John Malvin and Joe Morera for their involvement in the community and their volunteer service. The City will continue to honor volunteers annually with the receipt of the “Lynne Johnson Award.” Applications will once again be available next year. The City of Coral Springs encourages volunteerism for people of all ages and values their contributions to make Coral Springs the premiere city in which to live, work and raise a family. For more information about volunteering with the City, visit www.CoralSprings.org/ volunteer or call 954-346-4430.
t is conservatively estimated that one in four Americans has a criminal record. That’s nearly 65 million people. In today’s tough job market, the vast majority of employers routinely conduct criminal background checks on potential employees. Having a criminal record is keeping millions of Americans underemployed, or unemployed altogether. Just because a criminal case is closed by the court, it remains a part of the public record, permanently, until action is taken to have it sealed or expunged. Now for the good news… Under the strict qualifications set forth in the Florida Statutes, a person who has been charged with a crime that did not result in a conviction, may be eligible to have their criminal record sealed or expunged. Eligibility requirements are stringent, and the process is cumbersome. A petitioner must first be cleared by the
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement, before the actual court papers can be filed. The requirements to have a record sealed differ from the requirements to have a record expunged. A qualified attorney can answer questions specific to your case. The result of having a record sealed or expunged can open doors that might have been long thought closed. With certain exceptions, after a record has been sealed or expunged, it is lawful for a person to deny the arrest and charges on job and housing applications. Florida law allows those who qualify to have one record to be sealed or expunged in their lifetime. In instances where a person may have two or more qualifying cases, it’s important to speak to an attorney who can help decide what the most beneficial course of action is. Not everyone is eligible to have their record sealed or expunged. A licensed attorney can
determine if the requirements set forth by Florida law are met. For anyone with a criminal record that may not be eligible to seal or expunge, the Florida Office of Executive clemency may offer some help in terms of civil rights restoration. This includes restoring the right to carry a firearm, the right to vote, the right to hold public office, and the right to serve on a jury. For more information, their website is https://fpc.state. fl.us/Clemency.htm For more information, please contact the attorneys at Criminal Record Law, by phone at (800) 228-1099 or visit us online at www. CriminalRecordLawPL.com. Our offices are located in downtown Fort Lauderdale, at 500 East Broward Blvd., Suite 1400, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33394. Call today for a no cost consultation to see if Criminal Record Law can
HERON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS
By Gaby Franklin
ll good things have to end, so we have our last week of school this month.
The last day of school at Heron Heights Elementary School in Parkland is on June 5 with an early release that day. Our end of year parties are on June 3rd and June 4th. Another great school year comes to an end. It is sad to leave so many things behind, but also exciting to think about a fun-ďŹ lled summer. We had great events and support this year, but we know we will have an even better year next year! The Heron Heights PTA and staff thanks and wishes everyone a happy and safe summer. Have fun and see you in August, 2014!
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AL HENDRICKSON TOYOTA By Brian Weidenbacher
ary Jim Moran as he built up Southeast Toyota Distributors and the Deerﬁeld Beach based JM Family Enterprises. The two gentlemen became friends, and in 1971 Hendrickson joined Moran’s company serving as Sales Training Manager for Toyota sales. Over the next 17 years, Al worked his way up in JM Family Enterprises and became Group Vice PresidentAutomotive.
hances are that when you’re stopped at a red light and there’s a Toyota in front of you, Al Hendrickson’s name is on it. For 50 years, this giant in the automotive industry has left a permanent imprint on not just his dealership, but auto sales throughout South Florida in general. Dependability, honesty, trust, and customer service are the qualities that every dealership strives for ... and Al Hendrickson Toyota sets the standards. Al, Sr. and Al, Jr. know what it takes to make every customer happy, and for the past 25 years truer words were never spoken. Let’s turn back the clock to the New York World’s Fair ……. the year is 1964 and Ford is about to introduce the Mustang. Also at the Fair, a 26 year-old talented individual named Al Hendrickson, is standing on a display table unveiling the new Pontiac Le Mans with a GTO option. Out of 3,000 applicants for this position, Al is selected as one of only 10 sales people to represent Pontiac. At this early age, he demonstrates his keen sense of reaching people and how to sell cars. By the end of that ﬁrst year, Hendrickson sells more than 300 vehicles. Out of 60 individuals recruited by General Motors, he becomes the top salesman and solidiﬁes his position as a “rising star in the industry”. Even today, in his 70’s, Hendrickson does what he does best. Instead of slowing down after 50 years, he greets each new day with the enthusiasm and love for his work that has transformed this man into a
“IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU” legend and icon. Every morning you can locate him at the dealership before 8:00 AM making his rounds at Al Hendrickson Toyota in Coconut Creek, speaking to his sales team, and answering questions that his customers may have. The “hands on” approach has always separated Al from his competitors. “As long as I can move, I’ll be doing this”, Al said. “To me, the most exciting thing in the world is the automobile business and being able to do what you love”, he added.
Seeing an opportunity to open a new store and work with his son, Hendrickson leaped at the opportunity, while remaining in the industry. New challenges and a bright future for him and Al, Jr. were on the horizon. There isn’t much more that can be said about this remarkably knowledgeable, caring, and kind individual that hasn’t been said. His mannerisms and honesty deﬁne not only himself, but everyone that works for the dealership.
For your convenience, the service department services ALL Makes and Models of vehicles. The Service Department is open Monday to Friday (7:00 AM to 8:00 PM), Saturday (7:00 AM to 6:00 PM), and Sunday (7:00 AM to 4:00 PM). Al Hendrickson Toyota is located at 5201 West Sample Road in Coconut Creek. You can call the From humble beginnings growing up in dealership at 954-972-1100, for informaNorthern Michigan, Al dropped out of tion, or directions. You can also visit school at 16, joined the Navy, and armed www.alhendricksonservice.com. with his GED, ended up graduating from college. During his fantastic career, Al Service, dependability, trust, honesty, and has worked for General Motors, and had peace of mind ... Al Hendrickson Toyota the honor of standing next to the legend- gives you these, and so much more!
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ive minutes. That is about how long it took to throw everything I thought I knew about hybrid-powered cars with CVT transmissions out the window. Although there are a few hybrids about to hit the market like BMW’s i8, Porsche’s 918, and McLaren’s P1 that will completely redefine the concept, my long standing impression is that manufacturers have strived to attain excellent fuel economy while allowing performance, and in many cases aesthetics, to be placed on the back burner. Granted my experience with hybrids has been limited to testdrives, I did own a compact SUV that employed a buzzy, whiney, awkward “shifting”, prone to failure and expensive to replace CVT transmission to send power to the front wheels. My fingerscrossed experience with that truck had me swear off purchasing another vehicle with a CVT. In a taxonomy of “cars to own someday,” a hybrid-powered CVT equipped sedan would fall somewhere between the Yugo GVC and a rusty Cadillac Cimarron. Five minutes behind the wheel of
the 338 horsepower, 31 combined mpg (29 city/34 highway), 2014 Lexus GS450h had me rethinking the list. The 2014 Lexus GS450h combines the world’s first directinjected Atkinson-cycle 3.5 Liter Four Cam 24-Valve V-6 engine and dual hybrid-motor system with a silky smooth Electronically controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT), allowing the car to reach 60 mph in only 5.6 seconds. Even more amazing than the acceleration is the civilized manner in which it does it.
The GS450h is so refined that even my lead foot and Sport + mode driving hardly coaxed a complaint from my normally vocal passengers. Even when driven fast, accelerating quickly, and turning sharply, the Adaptive Variable Suspension (AVS) helped keep the Lexus poised, retaining complete composure. Over the week that I reviewed the GS450h the most popular response from the backseat was, “Dad, this car is so smooth.” And believe me, that is amazing. The exterior styling of the
Lexus GS series is, to me anyways, a wonderful combination of luxury and sport. The rich “Starfire Pearl” paint has a soft sparkle in direct sunlight and comes to life under the glow of the lamps in dimly lit parking garage. The 19” 9-spoke alloy wheels complement the paint color and are just the right diameter for the dimensions of the car. The aggressive front fascia houses the LED headlamps with pop-up washers, LED daytime running lamps and a dynamic auto-leveling system that adds a nice level of visibility during evening rides. Starting the 2014 Lexus GS450h is almost as entertaining as driving the car. The push button start begins an elaborate sequence of movements and system checks. The heated and ventilated 10 way adjustable perforated leather power front seats return to the position where you last set them and the bamboo and leather wrapped heated steering wheel lowers itself into a comfortable driving position. The 12.3-inch high-resolution screen that projects the backup camera images and navigation/entertainment system comes to life, eventually settling on your favorite pre-set combination of navigation, audio, and systems information. On the outside of the car, the LED headlamps run through an adjustment start-up progression that, when projected on my garage door, reminded me of an orchestra director, waving the baton in preparation of a symphonic piece. The week that I was reviewing the 2014 Lexus GS450h coincided with my children’s spring
break. For a few months, we had been planning a trip from Jacksonville to Cape Canaveral, Florida to visit the Kennedy Space Center. And although the Lexus is great around town, whether I was picking up the kids from school, driving the family to church, or getting groceries, it was during the 300 mile round trip that the Lexus really shined. The 2014 Lexus GS450h loves the highway. The heads up display projects pertinent information on the windshield, allowing your eyes to stay fixed on the road. I appreciated the way the display interacted with the cars navigation system, projecting turn-by-turn information on the windshield. In combination with the buttons on the steering wheel, rarely an instance requires the driver to take their eyes off the road. The blind spot monitors and
rain sensing automatic wipers act as a thankless co-pilot, alerting you to surrounding traffic and flicking the wipers on and off as needed. The vehicle is extremely intelligent, assisting the driver in almost every area. The Vehicle Dynamics Integrated Management (VDIM) with Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), ABS brakes, brake assist, and Traction Control (TRAC) continuously monitor your driving conditions, making millions of adjustments to keep you safe, and in control of the vehicle at all times. The 2014 Lexus GS450h retails for $59,600.00. With the blind spot monitor, heads up display, luxury package, HDD navigation, one-touch power truck, intuitive park assist and delivery charges, the car that I reviewed cost $70,000.00.
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t’s not a secret that children love both music and dance; after all, it goes handin-hand. Teaching for 21 years, and my passion and instruction in dancing and Latin music, inspired me to bring that exciting rhythm into our classroom. When I introduced this to my students at Royal Palm Christian Preschool in Coral Springs, their little bodies were going in all different directions. I started off teaching them the basic Salsa steps-- forward, backwards, and side to side. Then, we added movement to their arms, hips, and legs. We stopped after ﬁfteen minutes of fun, and their hearts were pumping so fast that they were then happy and ready to sit down and start the day. Now, every morning when the children arrive, we join together for our “Music and Movement” session. The music starts, they listen to the beat, the feet start moving, and each child’s creativity ﬂows to the rhythm. Our daily “dance party” is nothing more than an organized fun aerobic
workout with a Salsa beat! The children take turns showing their own dance steps to us as we follow their moves. Sometimes we’ll use colorful scarves and ribbons and their favorite is when we incorporate musical instruments. They play maracas, tambourines, rhythm sticks, shakers, ﬁnger cymbals and castanets. Some days we take our talents outside to feel, hear and dance to the music on different surfaces such as grass, concrete, and mulch. Their feet glide over the ground and under the bright sun. Their faces light up and their laughter is contagious. The children can’t get enough of their very active, early morning workout. We are always looking to ﬁnd new ways to instill a daily routine of exercise that is fun and exciting for the children. Our goal is, that in doing so, they will learn a love of dance and music and a habit of physical ﬁtness that will keep them happy and healthy for a lifetime!
BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES AWARDS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS TO FOUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS GRANTED TO STUDENTS PURSUING CAREERS IN GOVERNMENT FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (May 6, 2014) – Four outstanding Broward County high school students were each awarded $1,000 scholarships from the Broward League of Cities. The Scholarship for Government Studies program provides ﬁnancial assistance to high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university to pursue a major in public administration, political science or other government-related ﬁeld. “These students will become tomorrow’s leaders,” said Broward League of Cities President and Town of Davie Councilmember Susan Starkey. “We’re pleased to be able to help them achieve their dreams of pursuing careers in government and public service.” Scholarships are made possible thanks to the personal contributions of Broward County’s elected ofﬁcials and Broward League of Cities associate members. This year’s recipients are: • Emily Bonasia, Coral Springs resident: J.P. Taravella High School • Isabella Muncan, Cooper City resident: Cooper City High School • Raymond Rif, Davie resident: Nova High School • Benjamin Sandler, Weston resident: Cypress Bay High School The scholarship program is one of many ways the Broward League of Cities promotes and supports education.
ABOUT THE BROWARD LEAGUE OF CITIES
Chartered in 1957, the Broward League of Cities is a non-partisan, nonproﬁt organization representing the 31 municipal governments and more than 120 associate government, non-proﬁt and business organizations within Broward County. The organization is dedicated to increasing awareness and providing resolutions to issues that affect day-today operations at the county, state, and federal levels. For more information, visit BrowardLeague.org.
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very young high school athlete dreams about winning a State Championship. But, winning back-to-back titles are what dreams are made of. The “Lady” Raiders won their second straight Class 7A State Championship on May 10th in Vero Beach at Historic Dodgertown, behind the stellar pitching of senior Meghan King, and an RBI single in the ﬁrst inning by Rachel Collins. King gave up an innocent single to Harmony lead-oﬀ hitter Lily Mann in the ﬁrst inning, while striking out 12 batters, and completely shut them down the rest of the way. The lone run stood for the seven inning encounter, and the St. Thomas Raiders softball team hoisted their straight championship trophy. Last season St. Thomas defeated Harmony by the same 1-0 score, except it took 9 innings to do it. Ironically, Collins also drove in the deciding run in last year’s game. In the ﬁrst inning, St. Thomas’ Brianna Stella led oﬀ the game by walking. She immediately stole second, and darted home easily ahead of the throw, after Collins drilled opposing pitcher Aleshia Ocasio’s oﬀering to right ﬁeld for a single. “I know King said that once we got that run she didn’t feel like it was over, but I know how she works and I knew it was over at that point”, St. Thomas catcher Gwen Svekis said. “Meghan is very good under pressure, probably the best pitcher I’ve ever seen. Once we got that run, in my head, it was over”, she added. King, a University of Mary-
land signee said, “They’re our hardest competition out there. I wouldn’t have wanted to play any other team for the State Championship”. The Raiders completed their championship season with a 30-2 record, while Harmony ﬁnished at 28-3. It was a shame either team had to lose in this wonderfully play game by two schools with winning traditions. Congratulations to the Lady Raiders!
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wins Maria and Carmen Suarez were born in Ecuador with the same passions ….. dancing and gymnastics! As young teenagers, they were both on the Ecuadorian National Gymnastics Team and placed ﬁrst in the South American Championships. The ideals and beliefs these two young ladies held close, are the same that are taught to their young pupils at Twins Gymnastics. The goals are simple ….. create an environment where the gymnasts feel conﬁdent, strong, and competitive. Recently, Twins Gymnastics placed ﬁrst in both the AAU Level 1, and the AAU Level 2 competition at the Coral Reef Invite. The ﬁrst place ﬁnishes for both of these teams cemented the fact that Twins Gymnastics is a proven training establishment for future athletes in the sport of gymnastics. The students from Twins Gymnastics have a proven track record, having garnered ﬁrst place ﬁnishes for the past years in various competitions. Programs oﬀered range from martial arts to tumbling, open gymnastics, ballet, music, after school programs, and summer camps. Located at 1297 North University Drive in Coral Springs, Twins Gymnastics is the ideal location for students and parents. You can drop your children oﬀ for the various programs oﬀered, go across the street and shop at the mall, or
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A Fantastic School Year at Riverglades Elementary By Pam Ofstein
ummer is here! Our 2013-2014 school year is complete and it has been a fantastic year at Riverglades Elementary. Riverglades wants to thank our staff, families, PTA, and community for all their continued support throughout the year – we couldn’t have done it without you. We had a busy year with ﬁeld trips, providing cultural activities and author visits, hosting Math Night, Bingo and Movie Nights (this list goes on……), fundraising, outreaching to our community with donations, and building resources for our kids to build a better future. As new students come in to our school and some of ours move on… we are excited for what the upcoming year brings. With new adventures and lots of learning to do, we have lots of planning to do. But now that it’s summer, it is time to relax a little and let our hard working students unwind and get ready for their next adventure – 2014-2015 class year. Have a wonderful summer– Enjoy, your Riverglades family!
BY BRIAN WEIDENBACHER The good news is that after a quarter of the 2014 baseball season is in the books, the Miami Marlins are in the thick of the NL East race sitting only 2 games behind the leading Atlanta Braves with a 21-20 record The bad news is that the team will have to ﬁnish the campaign without “ace” Jose Fernandez. With “Tommy John” surgery a likely scenario for the All-Star hurler, the Marlins signed left-hander Randy Wolf from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Anthony DeSclafani, a 24 year-old right-hander and the Marlins’ No. 6 prospect, was brought up from Double-A Jacksonville, and started the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 14th. All this rookie did in his debut was to go six innings, allowing just 2 runs, while striking out 7, in a 13-3 Marlins victory. Wolf got the save, throwing 3 innings of relief, and striking out 3. Of DeSclafani’s 93 pitches, 66 were strikes. Being in the right place at the right time plays a large part in a young players’ path to the majors, but in this case, so does talent. Oh, by the way, he also knocked in two runs. Not a bad major league debut! Giancarlo Stanton continues his assault on opposing pitchers. After 41 games, Stanton is hitting at a .325 clip, placing him in the National League’s top ten, along with a league-tying 11 Home Runs and a league-leading 42 RBI’s. It seems the only park that is safe to pitch to him in without getting “torched” is Yellowstone National Park ...it’s probably the only park he can’t hit one out of. Outﬁelder Reed Johnson is hitting .340 in only ﬁfty plate appearances. Additionally, third baseman Casey McGehee, second on the team with 44 hits and 25 RBI’s, has slapped the ball all over the place for a very respectable .289 average. Outﬁelder Christian Yelich is having a
strong season carrying a .273 batting average banging out 42 hits. Adeiny Hechavarria is close behind with a .272 average. A.J. Ramos has amassed a 3-0 record from the bull pen, while compiling a microscopic 1.59 ERA in 18 games. During these games, Ramos has given up only 11 hits, while striking out 21 opposing batters in 17 innings. Steve Cishek, another one of the many talented relievers, has posted a 3-1 record with a 2.25 ERA. Chisek has whiﬀed 19 hitters in 16 innings. Manager Mike Redmond has done an outstanding job molding this Marlin team into a possible contender for the NL East crown. It’s a “crap shoot” when rookies are called up to the majors, especially from Double A, and a gamble when you acquire someone, but early indications after one game are quite positive. So much in fact that Redmond has named DeSclafani to take over Fernandez’ place in the starting rotation. Seven Marlin starters, or relievers, have an ERA of less than 3.00, a fact that surely must bring a smile to pitching coaches’ Chuck Hernandez face. For a young man that was in Jacksonville just a few days earlier, a well-earned lifelong dream has come true for Anthony DeSclafani. With a formidable schedule of games at the end of May against Divisional opponents Philadelphia, Washington and Atlanta, the Marlins can take a huge step early in the year as a force to be reckoned with. Combining great starting and relief pitching, along with a line-up that’s scoring runs, will deﬁnitely convert into wins for the ﬁsh. The coaching staﬀ feels that the team can win and the players KNOW it !
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GUN WORLD OF SOUTH FLORIDA ……. HELPING WITH YOUR PROTECTION
un World of South Florida sets the standards when a civilian is considering purchasing a ﬁrearm for the safety of their lives, as well as their entire family. Knowledge of gun safety is one of the primary focuses that Gun World instills in every individual that makes a purchase at the ﬁnest controlled safety gun shop in South Florida. Classes on professional ﬁrearms training is conducted on site by trained instructors. All employees and trainers have served in the military or in law enforcement. Courses focus on personal protection, and range from the Introduction of Handguns to Advanced Concealed Weapons, and are taught in a premier state-of-the-art facility. The customer friendly service and knowledgeable employees certainly separate Gun World from their competitors. The establishment is fully stocked with a large selection of ﬁrearms, pepper spray and other self-defense products, and offers a professional staff to assist you with all your questions concerning ﬁrearms by trained specialists. “We have the best trainers in South Florida”, said Randy Waltuch, owner of Gun world of South Florida. “We have over 210 years of combined experience, and we do whatever we need to make sure our customers are satisﬁed with their purchase and training”, Randy added. “I am a customer service oriented business owner. There is no better feeling than to have an unhappy customer enter our store, turn him into a happy individual with expert service and understanding, and have them come leave smiling. We are customer service friendly. Unlike other gun stores, we take the time to speak to our clients and answer their questions”, Randy added. As opposed to other shooting ranges, Gun World has a fully climate controlled areas, complete with a top quality air system that provides clients with an advanced air ﬁltration that keeps the place at 72 degrees year round. Additionally, two extra wide shooting ranges are provided, along with classrooms for their educational courses. Customers can also relax in the large, comfortable customer lounge during breaks, that also provides a full view of the range.
Mary Help of Christians Catholic School Students Excel in Academics
Gun World of South Florida is a 13,000 square foot facility located at 1700 South Powerline Road in Deerﬁeld Beach that carries a wide selection of inventory to make your selection easy and affordable. Gun World’s clients range in age and gender, and in many cases senior citizens and seniors have enlisted for classes. For additional information about Gun World and the services offered, call 954-596-0526. You can also visit their website at www.gunworldofsﬂ.com. Gun World of South Florida...Helping you protect what matters most!
ary Help of Christians Catholic School is proud to announce their students’ academic achievements. This year, Mary Help of Christians Catholic School in Parkland had 22 seventh-grade students who qualiﬁed to participate in the highlyselective Duke University Talent Identiﬁcation Program. In order to be eligible, the student must score in the 95th percentile or higher in a qualifying section of the Iowa Test. Out of the seven students who took the ACT or SAT, three students qualiﬁed for state recognition, meaning
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Take ammunition out of the gun
Lock the gun and keep it out of reach of kids. Hiding the gun is not enough.
Lock ammunition and store it apart from the gun
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.
When handing or cleaning a gun, adults should never leave the gun unattended.
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that they scored a 21 or above in the ACT or scored a 530 or above in one of the subject tests of the SAT. The seven students are: Madelyn Champa, Daniel Cruz, Nicholas Landers, David Morales, Emily Pallack, Elizabeth Rivas, and Ashley Ruf. The three students who qualiﬁed for state recognition are: Nicholas Landers, Emily Pallack and Ashley Ruf. Congratulations to our local students!
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Pictured from left, David Morales, Emily Pallack, Ashley Ruf, Daniel Cruz, Nicholas Landers, Elizabeth Rivas, and Madelyn Champa.
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NO T YOUR EVERYDAY MEXICAN FOOD
ona Fresca, welcomes the community to enjoy Mexican food that is fresh, light, and made with natural ingredients …. the true Zona Fresca experience. From the traditional Chicken Burrito and “fan-favorite” Baja Fish Taco, to Quesadillas, Delicious Salads and Chili Rellenos, Zona Fresca serves these famed signature menu items that customers have grown accustomed to; while still featuring a Kid’s menu and an assortment of Mexican-brewed domestic beers. It doesn’t stop there - new tantalizing items have been added to the menu such as the Machaca Taco, consisting of slowly braised and shredded beef dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, and queso fresco in a crunchy taco shell. A variety of salsas are made from only top quality produce, the guacamole is made from scratch, daily, using only the ripest avocados; and chips are produced in 100% cholesterol-free
canola oil making Zona Fresca the perfect choice for fresh, ﬂavorful food. And… the salsa bar is free! Zona Fresca doesn’t serve your everyday Mexican food, but Mexican food that you can eat every day. General Manager Romeo Herrera boasts of the relaxed atmosphere that provides comfortable dining for everyone, where he will see to it that your visit is met with total satisfaction, whether you are grabbing a quick bite on your own or with your family or are taking advantage of the roominess to host a large party. Zona Fresca also invites you to lunch or dinner on the airy outdoor patio where you can kick back and enjoy one of their ice cold beverages, like Zona Fresca’s own twist on a Margarita – the “Zonarita”, a wine-based tequila margarita made with freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice. The coastal region on the Baja Peninsula in
Southern California serves as the inspirational design concept for the Coral Springs restaurant. As you walk through the doors of this unique establishment you can visually appreciate the cleanliness of the restaurant and aroma of the freshly prepared food that permeates the air.
Zona Fresca is a reasonably priced, casual dining experience that needs to be taken advantage of. Visit Zona Fresca at 1410 North University Drive in Coral Springs and witness what true “South of the Border” food is really like. The restaurant is open Saturday thru Thursday from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM and Friday from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. You can contact Zona Fresca at 954-227-2828, or visit the website at www.zonafresca.com or become a Facebook fan www.facebook.com/zonafresca. Zona Fresca …… the fresh zone for Mexican food!
SECURITY OFFICER CAREER By Robert M. Zajic, General Manager of Inter State Security Corporation
There are many misconceptions about security ofﬁcers and what roles they play in society. Many feel security is a meaningless job and security ofﬁcers are want-to-be cops or someone who lacks the skills to do something else. Truth is, to become a Florida state Robert Zajic licensed security ofﬁcer you must attend a state certiﬁed school, complete 40 hours of classroom training and pass a written test with a score better than 70%; while some schools require an 85% or better to pass. After passing the test and receiving a certiﬁcate, ﬁngerprints are sent to the FDLE and FBI for a full background check, only after this has been completed and approved are you permitted to work as a security ofﬁcer. Thereafter, they are required to renew their license every 2 years with the State of Florida. There are several types of security ofﬁcers and duties for which they are hired. Unarmed ofﬁcers, which do not carry ﬁrearms, are the most popular. These are ofﬁcers that are usually hired for gated communities, roving patrols and condominium lobbies. Depending on the property, they are mostly required to stop and identify guests entering the property to ensure they are expected. Essentially you have a security ofﬁcer to regulate trafﬁc entering the community. Security ofﬁcers that carry ﬁrearms are considered “armed” and you will most likely ﬁnd them in banks, stores, high crime areas and events.
Security is an integral part of the country’s workforce with over 1 million employed by contract companies in the United States. Currently, there are only a little over 700,000 sworn police ofﬁcers. As a contract agency, I can say we work closely with several police agencies to help with investigations whenever possible, mostly by our video surveillance systems we install in our gatehouses. We have successfully aided the police on several occasions with information that resulted in an apprehension of criminals. Security is a position that is often used as a stepping stone to further one’s career in Law Enforcement. Being a security ofﬁcer allows the person to understand how to deal with people and have ﬁrst-hand experience with different situations, which may prepare them for law enforcement. Security personnel often are exposed to physical and psychological trauma that can have lasting effects. This has always been an issue, but todays more violent and angry culture combined with drug and alcoholrelated violence results in more instances of security personnel being physically or verbally abused, and sometimes by the people that hire them. Despite this, we have had many of our security ofﬁcers go onto successful careers with the Broward Sheriff’s Ofﬁce, Police Departments, Federal Corrections and County Corrections Ofﬁcers. Many security ofﬁcers take their job serious and have been accredited with saving lives. Derrick Brun, an unarmed security guard employed by the Red Lake School District in Minnesota, was praised for his heroic role in protect-
ing children during the 2005 Red Lake High School Massacre. Derrick’s bravery cost him his life. Richard Jewell, a security guard at Atlanta, Georgia’s Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympics, saved hundreds of lives when he ﬁrst noticed the suspicious package and got the area evacuated. Therefore, when you deal with a security ofﬁcer, remember that they have invested a signiﬁcant amount of time and money to obtain their license in order to serve and protect.
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PRICE IT LOW AND LET IT GO, OR PRICE IT HIGH AND HOPE THEY BUY? SUMMER TIME SELLERS
but to also allow your buyers to truly view the home with ease. We’ve all seen parents trying to control their children in a new environment. If they are consistently monitoring their children’s behavior, they are not giving 100% of their attention to your home. By thinking ahead leaving less distractions, you PLEASE WIPE YOUR FEET… and will in turn make for a more show Summer, as you know, is our rainy season, and ready home. while “summer showers bring ﬂowers” – they can also bring a quick mess to your sparkling ﬂoors. Nothing is worse then a showing that A/C – KEEP ‘EM ends with dirty ﬂoors throughout your home. To COOL!! prevent this ever-present summer occurrence, Summer in Florida…ugh. There’s a reason snowbirds be sure to place a ﬂoor mat or towel at your ﬂock home before it hits. it’s H-O-T HOT! If selling in entrance as well as a sign politely asking the these hot summer months be sure to keep your home buyers to remove their shoes during rainy and at a reasonable temperature to assure buyer comfort, damp periods. Buyers will appreciate that you which will lead to longer showings in return. No one care about your home and in turn will be certain wants to stay in a hot house, no matter how great it to treat it with respect throughout the showing. looks. If you don’t mind the heat and enjoy the summer months be sure your agent notiﬁes you of all showings CAUTION--CHILDREN AT PLAY! times and simply turn down the air a half hour to hour With the kids out of school there is a good chance before the buyers arrive. I assure you, buyers will that many children will be accompanying their spend more time previewing your home. A simple tip, parents on tours of your property. The last thing spray air freshener on you’re a/C ﬁlters before buyers you want to worry about is a arrive to give your home a fresh feeling! Bull in a China Shop scenario; so be certain in summer times Thinking ahead and preparing for these summer to remove valuable breakable months can and will have an eﬀect on your summer items that may be at easy reach time sale. By taking these easy tips into consideration, for young children. Not only as you can make your summer time sale more enjoyable insurance of your belongings AND more successful for all! Alice Cooper said it best – “Schooooools out for summer”!! If you are selling in the upcoming summer months there may be more to think about and prepare yourself for then you’ve had in mind. We often prepare our household for summer; let’s talk about preparing our home for a summer sale.
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Do You Know W hy Your Pet Is Scratching?
s you know, we are all familiar with a condition called itching which causes our pets and ourselves a great deal of stress. Millions of dollars are spent yearly on supplements, medications, dips shampoos and sprays to help relieve this scratAhing and itching. In fact, there are even medical specialists that devote their practice to just this issue. The problem with all these approaches is that none address the underlying causes. Instead we try to oﬀer relief and soothing but battle with secondary issues such as inﬂammation and infections. The key is to ﬁnd out what causes our pet to itch and scratch all the time? Many reasons have been publicized; however the truth is that it all boils down to a few basic issues. Fleas and other parasites are obvious, as well as injury and bites, however, the majority of these ailments are brought on by the same factors as all other disease conditions – toxicity and deﬁciency. Once the source of toxicity and deﬁciency is deﬁned, the solution is simple. Start by eliminating any and all sources of toxicity that we can. The body naturally eliminates toxins through the skin, ears and anal glands as well as through the stool. The lymphatic system is an extensive network of ﬁlters that work to rid bodies of any harmful substances. Many of these substances are irritants that trigger the itch response. Toxins can also impair our ability to balance the body. Mineral deﬁciency is often caused by toxins replacing naturally needed nutrients. For example, what is dry skin? It is a condition where the cells are dying at an unhealthy accelerated rate. This is the result of toxins actually killing the cells and blocking the nutrients needed to generate new cells. The dermal layer becomes thinner and weaker resulting in an inability to defend itself against pathogens. Parasites ﬁnd this to be an easier target for their nourishment. When our food is of a lower quality and over processed, deﬁciency occurs. Every creature has a speciﬁc dietary need that nature has designed for it. You must remember that every time a whole food is processed, nutrients are changed
and destroyed. As a result, toxins are continuously being added in through diet alone, not to mention additional environmental factors that contribute even more toxins as well.This is why a species appropriate, raw, clean food diet is in order. Feeding the appropriate diet and removing the toxins through food will actually eliminate that itching. It is a fact that some foods and botanicals can help. Super greens such as spirulina, chlorella and barley grass products are excellent for cellular cleansing of heavy metals and toxins. Milk thistle and dandelion root cleanse the kidney and liver. Pau d’Arco and Quassia Bark are great blood cleansers as well as parasite eliminators. Grass-fed meats and cold water ﬁsh are rich in Omega 3’s that promote healing. All of these foods will both cleanse and support your pets’ body in order to achieve optimal health. Bill Piechocki, nutritionist and Dr Diane Sudduth, DVM are partners in Fiesta Pet Deli in Pompano Beach, FL and co-hosts of the PetHealthCafe.com radio show. Our 40 years in the animal ﬁeld has provided us unparallel vision and information which we pass to our clients on a daily basis. We can be reached at www. PetHealthCafe.com or 800-940-7387
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