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Residents from neighborhoods throughout Hollywood are uniting in a common purpose, combining team spirit and community pride for the betterment of the city. Over a six-month period that began March 1, members of several neighborhood civic associations will work together as teams as part of Hollywoods new Neighborhood Olympics program. Teams earn points for their participation in a variety of projects and activities ranging from physical competitions to beautification projects to random acts of neighborliness. After the Olympics end on Aug. 31, the points will be tallied and the top three neighborhoods will be presented with gold, silver and bronze awards at a ceremony Sept. 20. The winning teams also will receive cash prizes of $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively, to be used for neighborhood programs. The purpose of the Neighborhood Olympics is to IN THIS ISSUE by Caron Conway Correspondent The newly crowned Miss Teen Hollywood USA 2009 is 16 year old, Tiana Guillermo. Seared Sea Scallops with a truffled sweet corn and potato broth one of the many offerings at Links Grill. Let the games begin!Hollywood Neighborhood Olympics teams compete for community prizes
JEWISH WAR VETS SOUGHT The Jewish War Veterans of Post 613 meet the first Sunday of every month; 10 a.m.; Meyerhoff Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Morton Weiner, 954-961-3330. SCORE VOLUNTEERS SCORE #235 needs volunteers to counsel individuals in business or those who want to start a new business; training provided; 3475 Sheridan St., Suite 203. Call Phyllis Schwartz, 954-966-8415. SENIOR PROGRAMS Free classes for ages 60+ include Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Current Events, Painting, Jewelry Making, Brain Aerobics, Bridge & Defensive Driving; field trips & Adult Day Care Program also offered; Joseph Meyerhoff/ Southeast Focal Point Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Janet, 954-966-9805. WALKING CLUB Commit 2B Fit program for all ages on 2-mi. walking path, with T-shirt & certificate for reaching distance goals & bandanas for dogs accompanying owners; 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; free ($1 park admission for ages 6 & up on weekends & holidays). Call 954-9851980. GOLF LESSONS Through May 10, learn the fundamentals of golfing or hone your skills in an intermediate or advanced course; days & times vary; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call 954-967-4653 for fees. EXPLODING THE LOTUS Visual arts exhibition of South Asian artists runs through May 25; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; $6 adults, $3 students, seniors & ages 4-13, free to Center members & children under 3. Call 954-921-3274. JAY OR: SKYGARDEN Installation/light boxes visual arts exhibition runs April 11 May 11, part of the Focus South Florida Project Room Series; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; Art & Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; $6 adults, $3 students, seniors & ages 4-13, free to Center members & children under 3. Call 954-921-3274. GYM-BAZ GYMNASTICS Through May 26, ages 3 & up increase coordination & self-confidence while conditioning under the direction of Olympic medalist Ali Hammond; 6-6:50 p.m. (ages 3-5); 7-7:50 p.m. (beginner/adv. beg.); 8-8:50 p.m. (intermediate & cheerleader); Driftwood Park Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave. Call 954-967-4241 for fees. BRIDGE WITH MYRA 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; cost varies; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. KIDOKINETICS Ages 2-4 learn a new sport each week in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere, including soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, Frisbee, golf, hula-hoop, obstacle course & T-ball; 4-4:45 p.m.; David Park Community Center, 108 N 33rd Ct.; $80/8 weeks. Call 954-385-8511. BASIC COMPUTER FOR SENIORS Class runs through May 19; 7-8 p.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; free. Call Sharon, 954-967-4240. STEPPIN WITH STYLISTIC STEPPERS For adult beginners; 7-8:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman MultiPurpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $20/person or $30/couple for 1 session; $90/person or $140/couple for 5 lessons. Call 954-921-3408. FLASHETTES Through May 19, 5 Star Youth of America Baton Twirling & Pom Pom Dance Classes for ages 3 & up; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Montella Park, 1231 N. 69th Way; $30/month; batons & poms may be purchased at class. Call 954-444-9190. HATHA YOGA CLASS Instructor-led class for adults; 6:45-8 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $10/ session. Call 954-926-2480. BRIDGE WITH BARBARA WHITE 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $8 residents, $9 nonresidents. Call 954-921-3600. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Stay aware of your cardiovascular health; 9:30-11a.m.; Memorial Senior Partners, 7031 Taft St.; free. Call 954963-8030. PRE-NATAL YOGA Strengthening postures & breathing techniques safe for all trimesters assist relaxation during labor & birth; 6-7 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. MUSIC & DANCING UNDER THE STARS Mondays Theater Under the Stars series; Tuesdays Dancing in the Moonlight series; Wednesdays On the Broadwalk series; 7:30-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; weather permitting; free. Call 954-921-3404. ATEMI-RYU KARATE Ages 5 & up learn self-defense, discipline & build confidence; 4-5 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $35/ month. Call 954-985-1980 or instructor Joseph Williams, 954-275-6121. MOMMIES IN MOTION Fitness class features cardiovascular, strength & flexibility training; 9-10:30 a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $7/ class or $60/10 classes. Call 954-864-9098. KARATE CLASSES All ages are welcome at World Tae Kwon Do classes; 6-7:15 p.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; $30/month. Call 954-243-7297. DANCE CLASSES Modern, liturgical, ballet, jazz & lyrical for ages 5 & up presented by the Feet That Preach Institute; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; $30 residents, $40 nonresidents. Call Shirley Jones, 754-3683171. DUPLICATE BRIDGE ACBL-sanctioned game with Jim Gordon includes complimentary coffee & snacks; 12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $4. Call 954-921-3600. TEEN DANCE CLASSES Ballet (6:15-7:30 p.m. Mon.), Hip Hop (6:15-7:30 p.m. Thurs.) & Lyrical Jazz (5:15-6:15 p.m. Fri.); Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St.; $17/class. Call 954-9231950. AEROBICS AT THE YMCA Highand low-impact step aerobics; mornings & evenings; 3161 Taft St. Call Patty Ceballos, 954-989-9622. BONES FOR LIFE Learn how to stimulate bone strength through natural movement & weight-bearing posture; participants should bring a mat or blanket; 10-11 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $10/ class or $64/8 classes; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. LAUGHTER YOGA World peace through laughter; 8:30 a.m.; TY Park (Pavilion 8), Park Rd. & Sheridan St. Call 954-989-3774. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP Meets 7-8:30 p.m.; Hollywood Memorial Regional South (5th Floor West), 3600 Washington St.; free; reservations preferred. Call Devera Richter, 954-985-6371. BEGINNERS YOGA Relaxing stretches lay the foundation for basic yoga poses to restore body, mind & self; 5:15 p.m.; Visual Arts Pavilions aerobics room, ArtsPark at Young Circle (E. side), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $10/class. Call 954-5473079. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL Learn how to use your daily self-monitored blood glucose to improve diabetes control with Internet tools; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-270-2662 to register. 3HO KUNDALINI YOGA As taught by Yogi Bhajan for all ages & levels: Postures, Breathing, Meditation, Chanting, Massage, Diet, Hygiene; 6-7 p.m.; 3901 S. Ocean Dr.; $15; 1st class free with 10 paid classes. Call Sadhana Kaur Khalsa, 954-237-4186. KINDERMUSIK Children uncover an engaging musical world while building confidence, self-control & communications skills; 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tues. (ages up to 18 months); 10:3011:15 a.m. Tues. & Thurs., & 9:15-10 a.m. Sat. (18-36 months); Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. KARATE CLASSES USA Goju Karate classes develop courtesy & selfconfidence while teaching self-defense; 6-7 p.m. (beginner kids), 7-8 p.m. (adults); Montella Park, 1231 N. 69th Way; $30/month resident ($20/2nd family member), $35/ month nonresident; register 5 minutes before class. Call Ed Gonzalez, 305-801-3361. STEPPIN WITH STYLISTIC STEPPERS For advanced beginners & up; 7-8:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $20/person or $30/ couple for 1 session; $90/person or $140/couple for 5 lessons. Call 954-921-3408. ADULT ART CLASSES Learn Experimental Painting, Portrait Drawing & Still Life Drawing; 7-9 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. STRETCH & SCULPT Develop flexibility, agility, & a toned body; 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954923-1950 for fee. THRIFT SHOP Open to public, volunteers needed; 9 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, 400 N. 35th Ave. Call 954-989-8304. BEGINNER BALLROOM Learn basic merengue moves, no partner needed; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fee; www.artsacademyofhollywood.com. PEE WEE TENNIS LESSONS For ages 4-8; 5:30-7 p.m.; David Park Tennis Center, 510 N. 33rd Ct.; $15 per session. Call 954-967-4237. DINNER & DANCING Buffet dinner & music by the Harvey Nevins Band; 6:309:30 p.m.; Hillcrest Golf and Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr.; $14.95 & 2-drink min. Reservations: 954-987-5000. MENS GOLF GROUP Register for 9 holes of golf & dinner with the Hollywood Mens Golf Association; 4:30 p.m.; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $25 annual dues. Call Brian, 954-967-4653, ext. 24. ZAMAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS Piano, boys violin & band classes for ages 6 & older, with scholarships & family discounts available; 3-5 p.m. Wed. & 3-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave. Call Dr. Brown, 954-288-5443. WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAY CARDIO P.A.R.A.D.E. Dance your way into better shape to the rhythms of salsa, samba, merengue, konpa, soca & hip hop; 8 p.m. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m. Sat.; Synergize, 1948 Tyler St.; $10/class (1st class free). Call 954-924-4465. PROPERTY TAX OUTREACH Through April, Broward County Property Tax Appraisers Office will assist with Homestead, Senior or other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free; various documents required to file. Call 954-357-5579, email email@example.com. TEEN AWARENESS GROUP (TAG) Through May 15, activities for ages 12-17 include basketball, weightlifting, community projects, etiquette, safety & first aid, fitness, cooking, computer basics, peer pressure, field trips & motivational speakers; 6-7 p.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; cost TBA. Call Sharon, 954-967-4240. LAUGHTER YOGA 7-7:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Share your loss with others; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Hollywood Memorial Regional South, 3600 Washington St.; free; reservations required. Presented by Hospice By The Sea. Call 954-985-6371. PINK RIBBON YOGA Class for anyone touched by breast cancer emphasizes relaxation, restorative breathing & gentle stretching to improve endurance & promote overall wellness; 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.; Hollywood Memorial Regional South (Studio B), 300 Hollywood Way; 1st class free. Call 954985-5800. BRIDGE CLUB ACBL-sanctioned game with complimentary coffee & cookies; 7:15 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; $7. Call 954-920-8225 OJIMA REIKI BY THE BEACH Noninvasive mind-body technique includes a 15-minute guided imagery meditation with Reiki masters Gilbert & Mary Lou Cruz; 7-8:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5 donation, $1/hr. parking. Call 954-985-8752 or 954-921-3600.
All Hospitals Are NOT Created Equal...for the Care of Heart Attacks.Memorial Healthcare System hospitals rank at the top exceeding national and local averages in providing quality of care in the area of heart attack.** The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), along with its collaborators in the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) and the nations hospitals are working together to create and publicly report hospital quality information. This information measures how well hospitals care for their adult patients, regardless of whether the care was paid for by Medicare, Medicaid or a private health insurance plan. The above information represents the most current statistics from CMS (twelve months ending March 31, 2007). Childrens Hospital Subscribe to our online Health-e-Newsletter by visiting our website at mhs.net. Simply the Best!Hospitals can vary in the quality of care they provide. A quality measure is one way to see how well a hospital is caring for its patients. Trust your care to Memorial Healthcare System. MHS Quality Ad HA HG.indd 1 3/11/08 3:35:27 PM
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Randy Fontenot Javier Noriega 954-985-9994 954-920-9799 Scott Roberts Larry Legg, CPA 954-920-9799 954-927-1654YOUR ONE STOP FINANCIAL SERVICES CENTER During the year and a half I spent campaigning, I learned a great deal about the myriad issues facing average Hollywood families. Probably more than anything else of which I have recently been convinced, is that the City of Hollywood must take affirmative steps (as opposed to simply allowing the Broward County School Board to take the lead) to improve education in Hollywood. I am now convinced the main impediment to Hollywood moving forward in virtually all areas is the overriding perception that Hollywood schools are sub-par. This issue, I think, overwhelms Hollywoods ability to ultimately reach its full potential. This negative perception stops young families from moving to Hollywood, causes families to move out of the city and seriously impedes the citys ability to prosper and flourish. After all, young families are here for the long haul--they invest in and fix-up older properties; they create economic vitality and sustainability. In an older city, like Hollywood, young families are an essential ingredient to sustained growth. Recently, in the City of Hollywoods quarterly New Horizons newsletter, I formally announced my intention to have the City of Hollywood research all possible options for the creation of a new charter school, one that includes a middle school component. Frankly, I am tired of young families telling me they are moving to Cooper City because they are underwhelmed by Hollywoods educational opportunities. I believe the Hollywood City Commission should locate an appropriate site for such a school and pursue whatever suitable public/private partnerships may be available. I also believe we need to do all we can to push the school board to implement proven magnet programs in our Hollywood schools. By proven, I mean programs that have become sought after by parents and students alike for their successful outcomes. For example, Virginia Shuman Young Elementary in Fort Lauderdale is consistently an A-rated public elementary school and its Montessori program is in demand by parents of young children throughout Broward County. Although Montessori programs are not preferred by all parents, merely having such an option available means that parents have more choice in finding the school that will best work for their individual childs needs. For example, the International Baccalaureate program available in a very limited number of high schools county-wide has also shown the potential to help public schools remain competitive, attract highachieving students and meet the demands of parents seeking the best educational opportunities for their children. When you get down to brass tacks, Hollywood is in competition with every other community to attract new residents and keep the ones it already has. In order to make Hollywood a desirable place to live, work and play, it must have amenities that others cannot compete with Hollywood needs an it factor. I believe that it can and should be Hollywoods schools. While this is not something that is accomplished overnight, any realtor will tell you that young parents always ask one question when buying a new home: How are the neighborhood schools? We, therefore, need to act, now. During my term as mayor, I hope by working together, we can create a school that will eventually rise above all others, and get young families to not only move into this community, but make a serious financial investment here. I think this investment will uplift our neighborhoodsfrom east to west and create real prosperity for all. I urge you to work with me on this project and others--taking Hollywood to the next level. PETER BOBER Mayor Message from Mayor Bober
april events Experience Downtown Hollywood like never before with new shops, restaurants and galleries, bricklined sidewalks, and the ArtsPark at Young Circle. Mark your calendar for these upcoming free events.info: downtownhollywood.com or 954.921.3016Sunday, April 6thdream car classic1ST S UNDAY OF EVERY MON T H BE T WEEN YOUNG CIR C LE & 21 ST AVE 10AM3PM Dozens of vintage cars line Hollywood Boulevard. Music, entertainment, childrens activities & more! Sponsored by: Kindred Hospital HollywoodThursday, April 10thinternational film series2ND THUR S DAY E VERY M ON T H HOLLYWOOD C EN T RAL PERFORMING AR TS C EN T ER (1770 Monroe Street at US1) 7PM $2/PER S ON I sland on B ird Street Hebrew (subtitled)Presented by the Fort Lauderdale International Film FestivalThursday, April 17th3rd thursdays in the parkE VERY 3RD THUR S DAY A R TSP ARK A T Y OUNG CIR C LE 79PM $2/PER S ON Live music in the park. Info: 954-921-3500 Saturday, April 19thartwalk3RD SA T URDAY E VERY MON T H 710PM F REE Visit galleries and shops while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, hors doeuvres, wine and strolling musicians. Original artwork for sale at participating galleries. Maps available at Comfort Zone Studio 2028 Harrison Street PARKING : Park in one of our Municipal Garages for only 75 per hour. No time limit... no parking tickets... the best place to park in Downtown Hollywood. TWO LO C A T ION S : 20th Ave & Van Buren St, and 19th Ave, between Tyler St & Polk St (Radius) HCRA-1126-10-EventsAD&Ballet-HollywoodGazetteApril-Vfinal.indd 1 3/24/08 2:32:41 PM Aveda Corp. 954.929.6123 experience something more An AVEDAConcept Salon 1930 HarrisonStreet Hollywood, FL 33020Experience AVEDA Signature Services and Products. Hairstyling, Hair Cuts, Hair Color, Foil Highlights Updos, Hair Extensions, Manicures, Pedicures, Make-Up and Bridal parties... Hollywood-resident and author Vicki Hendricks has been nominated for an Edgar in the category of Best Paperback Original for her novel Poetry The winner will be announced at the 62nd Annual Edgar Awards banquet on Thursday May 1 in New York City. The Edgars are named after Edgar Allan Poe and are awarded to authors of distinguished works in more than a dozen categories. Set in Miami, is a gripping story of fatal attraction that captures the Florida behind the postcards. In Florida she juggles her day job, a teacher of writing at Broward Community College, with her thrill-seeking activities and exotic travel. Her hobbies and adventures include scuba diving, rock-climbing, birdwatching, sailing, and skydiving, having completed nearly 600 dives on three different continents. Its all research! she says of her life. Local author nominated for Edgar Award
Hollywood attorney Christopher Royer is using his legal skills to fight for democracy halfway around the world as a U.S. Army judge advocate. Lt. Col. Royer, who is serving his third 15-month deployment to Iraq, recently reflected on his military experiences and the life he misses back home from his camp in Baghdad. As the senior officer for the Third Infantry Division, now known as Task Force Marne, Royer oversees Rule of Law Program efforts in an area the size of West Virginia, working with judges and the courts and fostering cooperation with local police. Waiting for Royer back home are his wife Lynda and their 11-yearold son Aaron, and his job at Fort Lauderdale law firm Bunnell Woulfe. In his civilian life, Royer specializes in medical malpractice defense. Despite the time apart from his wife and the stress on a married couple that comes with the territory, Our relationship has gotten stronger through all of this because we share the same values, Royer said. For Royer, a self-described Army brat born in Germany, service to his country is an integral part of that set of personal values, what he calls my family tradition. Royers 22-year military service includes eight years of active duty. But as a military reservist, he was not required to deploy to Iraq. I was asked to serve, and I wasnt going to say no, he said. This was my opportunity to give something back to my country. Giving back means constantly risking ones life, being separated from loved ones for months at a time and doing without many of the things the average American takes for granted. Something so basic as taking the time to walk away and to be able to relax is a luxury that American soldiers serving in Iraq cannot afford, said Lt. Col. Darryl Mills, Deputy Chief of Staff, Third Infantry Division. Over here, its high adventure 24/7. You never let your guard down. Royer follows a strict military schedule of 15 hours of work, seven hours of sleep and two hours of recreation each day. His main indulgence is laying in bed reading on Sunday mornings, and he looks forward to emails and cards from his wife, whom he tries to telephone once every week or two. Mills said Army camps in Iraq are equipped with phone centers, computers and television, and the foods not too bad but its hardly home. The troops efforts and sacrifices are paying off. Since Task Force Marne deployed to Iraq last spring, the number of attacks on the divisions soldiers has decreased from about 25 per day to fewer than five per day. There also has been a 75-percent reduction in the number of civilian casualties. Theres no doubt this place is much safer than its ever been, Mills said. Improved security conditions allow the Marne Division to focus on local governance and economic development. Efforts are underway to help revitalize the domestic poultry industry. More than 40 shops are now open in Jurf As-Sakhr. Military personnel have built a government center and police station there, and established vocational-technical college programs for Iraqi citizens. We open schools almost every day, Mills said. We open government buildings and get judges to come in. With the newfound sense of security in Baghdad, Iraqi citizens are stepping up to assist in the U.S. military effort, providing invaluable intelligence without fear of reprisal. Just in the area that the Marne Division oversees, some 30,000 civilians have joined a group called Sons of Iraq, earning $8 a day a substantial amount of money in Baghdad by providing additional security. Eventually, military personnel will help establish members of the Sons of Iraq in local industry. Royer is noticing a vastly different Baghdad from the one he knew during his previous two deployments. Its a dramatic change and dramatic improvement, he said, and there is light at the end of the tunnel. When his division leaves Iraq in June, Royer will return to his family, his civilian job and the city hes proudly called home for the past 10 years. My wife and I both love Hollywood, he said. We looked around all through South Florida to find the right community for us. Royer called his family beach people who enjoy walking across the Broadwalk, barefoot, for breakfast at Ocean Alley. He misses the smalltown charm and cultural diversity of Hollywood, where mom-and-pop businesses and trendy downtown establishments offer something for everyone. Ive lived in Hollywood longer than anyplace else in my life, so I consider myself a Floridian, Royer said. And I will never leave Hollywood. Royer is grateful for the communitys overwhelming support of his family and the military in general. His law firm, church, sons school and several local organizations have all rallied around his family and provided whatever assistance is needed. When Royer distributes care packages from home to Iraqi civilians, he tells them, These are from Americans in America who care about you. While Royer insists that hes no hometown hero, just another guy doing my job, the positive response he gets when in uniform from strangers back home is heartwarming and cuts across all political lines. Its like, Hey, we appreciate your service and your sacrifice, he said. People at home can separate the politics from supporting the soldiers, Mills added. Were so thankful that we have the support of the people at home. If we didnt have it, itd be difficult to do our job. Royer recalls a time back in the third grade when he went to the airport to meet his father following a second military tour in Vietnam. No American civilians were there to cheer the returning soldier. It shows you where our country is now, Royer said. It just shows you that deep down inside, were all Americans. Hometown hero reports from Iraq by Caron Conway Correspondent
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9 Will you journey off the beaten path... Or on? Experience the best of both worlds in Hollywood Hollywood Beach Ongoing Events TROLLEY TROLLEY TROLLEY hollywood Hollywood Beach Broadwalk HOT-1127-04-BCRA-HollywoodGazetteApril.indd 2 3/21/08 11:52:42 AM
St. Patricks Day traditionally is known for the wearing of the green, but for the American Italian Association of Hollywood Estates, it was an evening for giving the green, with $8,000 in donations presented to four area charities. The American Italian Association of Hollywood Estates, which is headquartered at the mobile home community on the citys west side, has raised close to $70,000 for charity over the past decade. This years donations were bestowed at the clubs monthly dinner meeting March 17. The beneficiaries, each of which received a $2,000 donation, are the Jubilee Center of South Broward, which provides food and other emergency resources to those in need; The Poverello Center in Wilton Manors, which serves the nutritional needs of individuals living with HIV/AIDS; the UMSylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami; and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Broward. The 242member American Italian Association of Hollywood Estates, formed close to 20 years ago as part of the Florida Federation of Italian American Clubs, is a social club centered around having fun while giving back. The group is as diverse as it is dedicated, with Jewish, Arab and Canadian members as well as Italian Americans. Members are from Hollywood and the surrounding area with the majority residing in Hollywood Estates, which allows the club to use community facilities there as its social hall. Funds raised from social events and membership dues are donated annually to charities selected by the clubs 12-person board. Aside from presenting substantial cash donations, members enjoy just being able to help the people, said Ida Giannettino, the clubs president and a member since the mid-s. Individual members participate in annual holiday drives, and last year they donated more than $5,000 in new toys to the Toys for Tots campaign, thanks in large part to special elf and benefactor Al DiGuido, Giannettinos nephew. The club also donates leftover food from social events to the Jubilee Center. Events, which are open to everyone, include monthly Bunco game nights, holiday parties and dinner dances with live entertainment or a deejay for $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Annual dues are $17 the first year and $12 every subsequent year. In comparison to powerhouse civic organizations that host splashy, $200-a-plate fundraisers at posh venues, Were small potatoes, said Giannettino. But theres nothing small about the impact that the American Italian Association of Hollywood Estates has on both the community and club members. Its really rewarding, Giannettino said. We enjoy doing it. For more information on the American Italian Association of Hollywood Estates, contact Ida Giannettino at 954-967-8512 or IGiannet@aol.com. American Italian Assoc. of Hollywood Estates raises over $8K for charity by Caron Conway Correspondent AAA Vacuums Inc.5708 Washington Street Hollywood, FL 33203 954.983.7102 aaavac.com Mon.-Fri., 9-5; Sat., 9-1 Todays forecast: Clean, with a 99.95% chance of fewer indoor pollutants.Take control of your indoor air quality with the help of a Miele vacuum cleaner. With filtration this advanced, it actually cleans the air as it cleans your home. Mieles exclusive Sealed SystemTMtechnology eliminates indoorair pollution by preventing the recirculation of dust, dirt and harmful allergens back into your home. All those pollutants are inside a unique self-closing bag and HEPA filter, ensuring you will never ever come in contact with them again. Thats not only a forecast, thats a promise. Receive $ 3 0 0 0 off MSRP on select new Miele vacuums.(coupon expires 4/30/08) Office Depot (NYSE: ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, recently celebrated the opening of its newest store in Hollywood located at 104 North 28th Ave., at Hollywood Boulevard. During the ribboncutting ceremony, the Office Depot Foundation made $500 contributions and donated a number of new childrens backpacks to three local non-profit organizations: Liberia Economic and Social Development Corporation, The Greater Hollywood Arts Foundation and The Hollywood Police Athletic League. New Office Depot gives back to community at grand opening
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When own administrative director, Barbara Pellicano, watched her mother, Carmela Pellicano, rapidly mentally deteriorate, she refused to settle for hopeless. And to her good fortune, what she discovered was the elderly but feisty woman didnt have Alzheimers, but rather Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. And NPH is treatable by surgery. According to Wikipedia, NPH is dementia that occurs due to accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). It all started when my dad discovered my mom on the floor. She was disoriented, nauseous, vomiting, not speaking, explained Barbara Pellicano. Thinking his wife was having a seizure, Dominick Pellicano, also 88, called 911. Paramedics arrived quickly on the scene, rushing her to North Broward Medical Center. The attending neurosurgeon diagnosed the elderly woman with a subdural hematoma, likely developed after a recent fall. Neurosurgeons inserted a tube through Pellicanos mothers skull to wash out the dried or pooled blood, a typical procedure for sub dural hematoma. However, reported Barbara, her mother barely responded afterwards. She wasnt speaking, she was lethargic, she couldnt walk, and also couldnt follow directions. She needed assistance 24/7, she said. Watching over her mother by day at the hospital, and tending to her father who also landed in the hospital at the same time, Pellicano said she spent many long hours in caring for both of her parents. That was when serendipity, a cheerful, outgoing disposition and spending long hours paid off for the Pellicano family. The elder Pellicano was sent to rehabilitation and released home with very little progress. The future looked bleak. Coincidentally at this time, Barbara happened to be watching television and saw a public service announcement on Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. I saw this commercial and I thought that looks like my mom, she said. Making friends and acquaintances with staff, nurses and physicians, she met neurologist Dr. Jeff Samuels of Deerfield Beach. I told him what I had seen on TV and asked him if he would look at my mom. He did and he thought it was worth a closer look. He suggested we run some tests. The findings were consistent with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, she said. Samuels, who specializes in neuro-rehabilitation that helps neurologically impaired patients regain abilities to take care of themselves, said he felt Pellicano might have the condition. Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, [NPH] has a well known relationship with sub-dural hematoma, a condition in which blood pools inside a persons head either due to a fall or other situations. She started to recover after surgery and rehab but very slowly, What may look like dementia could be a little-known, yet treatable condition Medical discovery helps local family get mom back to normal Correspondent GETTING AROUND SOUTH FLORIDA IS EASIER THAN EVER!Ride Tri-Rail to all the best that South Florida has to offer with more trains, more often between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. T ri-Rail of fers discounted fares for seniors, easy access fr om 18 train stations and convenient bus and Metrorail connections.Get onboardtoday! SENIORS: T AKE A FREE RIDE ON TRI-RAILRegister online at www .tri-rail.com or complete the for m below and mail it with a self-addr essed/stamped envelope to receive a free Tri-Rail Roundtrip Ticket. (Please print clearly.) NAME AGE (Please check one) 65-75 75 & OLDER ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP PHONE EMAIL Please mail to: Tri-Rail, P.O. Box 5148, Lighthouse Point, FL 33074-5148No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Must be 65 years or older. Ticket offer is non-transferable and has no cash value. Limit one Roundtrip T icket per person. For ms must be postmarked no later than June 2, 2008 to be eligible for the fr ee ticket of fer Mor e information is available at www.tri-rail.com or by calling 1-800-TRI-RAIL (874-7245).DONT MISS SENIOR IDOLT o purchase tickets for Holy Cross Hospitals Senior Idol at Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauder dale on T uesday May 13, call 954-462-0222. Its like having another set of wheels! Correspondent
she didnt do much. I did some studies and came up with the likelihood that she had normal pressure hydrocephalus, Samuels said. Per usual protocol, the tests Samuels referred to include a CT scan, MRI, and a Cisternogram -in which radioactive material is injected in spinal space, and if the fluid goes into the brain where it doesnt belong, the person probably has NPH. But many neurosurgeons are reluctant to perform brain surgery on elderly patients, said Samuels. The procedure is high risk and some neurosurgeons are concerned that it wont work or there may be complications. Many neurosurgeons dont think its a real disease. Also, its one thing to give someone a pill, thats no big deal, but the treatment is still a form of brain surgery, Samuels said. Samuels referred the Pellicanos to neurosurgeon, Dr Perry Hoeltzell, who performed the surgery in which a catheter is placed in the skull in the ventricle attached to a valve under the skin and is connected to tubing under the skin into the abdomen where the small amount of fluid drains. Three days after surgery and rehab, the Pompano Beach senior was back on her feet, chatting, cooking good old fashioned Italian meals, and walking like new. Memorial Regional Health Care Chief of Neurosurgery Dr. Greg Zorman, of Hollywood, said NPH can be very difficult to diagnose. But there are three symptoms that stand out: first, dementia, usually of the memory type that affects higher functions and calculations, secondly, a funny kind of unsteady gait, wide based gait, ataxic gait, and thirdly, urinary incontinence, Zorman said. Detection is further complicated by the fact that these symptoms are common in elderly, added Zorman. Dementia can look like Alzheimers, the wide based gait is also characterized in elderly with diabetes, or feet and back problems, and men who suffer from prostate problems exhibit similar urinary symptoms, Zorman said. Zorman said the Ventricular bulo-peritoneal shunts that are used to treat NPH are so sophisticated that they are now programmable allowing the physician to alter the pressure at which the shunts empty. But few cases are diagnosed are treated annually. Zorman estimated his service probably only performs about 30 of these surgeries each year, giving a rough figure of about 2000 cases in the general population. There is no one real test that absolutely confirms the condition and there are many false positives and false negatives. Complications from the surgery range to about 5% to 10%. However, the surgery takes only about 45 minutes and recovery can be very dramatic, he said. I remember a priest urinating over himself. He couldnt get off the bed but within three days after the surgery, he was walking around and joking with nurses, Zorman said. Because the longer NPH prevails without treatment, patients continue to worsen, he said. I think its good to say that for that portion, urinary incontinence and memory difficulty ought to go to their doctor and ask for referral. It would be a shame to miss people, Zorman said.
Local funny guy Lane Pieschel has gone Hollywood in a big way, appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live as part of a nationwide competition among college comedians. The University of Florida junior, who started performing standup comedy almost a year and a half ago, was one of four finalists in the latenight talk shows College Comedy Championship. Pieschel found out about the talent search by chance in November, on the final day to enter, and scrambled to submit a very poor quality video shot earlier with a digital camera at The Improv comedy club in Hollywood, FL. Pieschel got word in December that hed won an all-expense-paid trip to Los Angeles, where he performed his act before a studio audience Jan. 16. It was pretty cool, said Pieschel, 20. It was a great experience and a lot of fun. The four finalists were so wellreceived that the producers let them appear on the actual show taped the following day, along with footage of one joke per contestant. While Pieschel did not end up taking the title of college comedy champ, he took away something just as valuable, calling the experience a confidence-builder. Despite the national TV exposure, Pieschel is more recognized for his local appearances than Jimmy Kimmel Live. Hes a regular on the open-mic circuits in South Florida as well as Gainesville, where last semester he opened for Saturday Night Live alum Finesse Mitchell. Pieschels specialty is some jokes you have to think about, and he mixes the irony he finds in everyday life with a low-key stage persona. The English major, who describes himself as not really extroverted, hasnt taken the traditional route to becoming a standup comic. He was never the class clown and is only funny offstage with people he knows well. Ive always been really quiet, Pieschel said. For the most part, I really didnt speak to people in high school. His early comedic influence was the sitcom Seinfeld, and he hopes to become a television comedy writer who performs standup on the side. Pieschels interest in standup developed from watching Comedy Central, where hed often hear jokes that hed already come up with and others he knew he could improve on. Pieschel finally took the plunge as a sophomore at the University of Florida after checking out the local comedy club and taking a couple of workshops. He recalled his first time onstage as a very awkward three minutes. But Pieschel was bitten hard by the comedy bug. Since then, he has performed routines ranging from five to 20 minutes in length, on a variety of topics. While family members have offered themselves up as comic fodder, Pieschel feels theres enough inspiration to be found in the world around him. Theres a lot of absurdity and irony all over, he said. Lane Pieschels act can be seen at www.kimmelcollegecomedy.com and www.myspace.com/lanepieschel. Local funny guy featured on Jimmy Kimmel show Benji Roberts was recently rewarded by Memorial Regional Hospital administrators in a small way for having a such a big heart. He was presented with a Nintendo Wii in recognition of his donation in support of the American Heart Association. The 10-year-old is the son of a hospital employee, Nancy Roberts, who survived a heart attack three years ago at the age of 42. When she was recently fundraising for the hospitals annual Heart Walk, her son insisted he wanted to contribute his Wii money to the cause. Benji had gathered close to $100 to buy the popular game. His mom tried to persuade him to donate less, to which he answered, I would rather save someones life than get a Wii. In addition to the game money, Benji has raised additional funds by selling American Heart Association bracelets to his classmates at Little Flower Catholic School in Hollywood.10-year old boy donates allowance money to local Heart Association by Caron Conway Correspondent
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Second Hand Rose might have been a hit number for Barbara Streisand in Funny Girl. But for 400 homeless children, never having a thing that aint been used is a sad reality. Good news that reality is about to change, thanks to the innovation and dedication of two Hollywood siblings, Beth and Jacob Drucker, who are promoting their new project, Foundations for Homeless Kids. Foundations for Homeless Kids was launched after Beth had a chance encounter with a woman who had previously been homeless while pregnant. The woman described to Beth the difficulties facing the homeless, particularly the hundreds of homeless children. Though many are fortunate to receive hand-me-downs through various charities, the reality of owning a new outfit or two, especially undergarments, is limited. I chose to collect for kids because I understand every childs desire for new clothes, explained Beth. Since the homeless families generally receive worn clothing, new clothes will feel like a present, she added. Beth and Jacob were surprised to learn that there are over 400 homeless children in Broward county. Moved by this information, Beth, with the assistance of her brother, Jacob, has compiled a list of 250 clothing manufacturers and retail stores, and she and her brother are working together to email and send letters requesting donations. In the meantime, they have pooled their resources, earned by babysitting and tutoring, and purchased over $1000 of new clothing. Though their original intention was to collect foundations such as underwear and socks, they have since expanded their collections to include all new clothing items from newborn size through high school. The teens are looking for the community to help them in this project. A donation box has been set up at The Broward Psychiatric Services building located at 4600 Sheridan St, Suite 400 on the southwest corner of 46th and Sheridan St. Collections are also being organized at The Hillel Community Day School in North Miami Beach where Beth is a junior and at Pinecrest where Jacob is a freshman. Beth and Jacob are researching alternate charities for their next truckload of clothes and undergarments. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call Debby Druckers office at 954-989-3600 to leave a message for either Jacob or Beth. 18 Hollywood Siblings embark on charity drive to collect new clothing 4600 Sheridan St, Suite 400 (SW corner of 46th and Sheridan St.) Hollywood, FL 954-989-3600 19000 NE 25th Avenue North Miami Beach, FL 305-931-2831
19 april events Experience Downtown Hollywood like never before with new shops, restaurants and galleries, bricklined sidewalks, and the ArtsPark at Young Circle. Mark your calendar for these upcoming free events.info: downtownhollywood.com or 954.921.3016Sunday, April 6thdream car classic1ST S UNDAY OF EVERY MON T H BE T WEEN YOUNG CIR C LE & 21 ST AVE 10AM3PM Dozens of vintage cars line Hollywood Boulevard. Music, entertainment, childrens activities & more! Sponsored by: Kindred Hospital HollywoodThursday, April 10thinternational film series2ND THUR S DAY E VERY M ON T H HOLLYWOOD C EN T RAL PERFORMING AR TS C EN T ER (1770 Monroe Street at US1) 7PM $2/PER S ON I sland on B ird Street Hebrew (subtitled)Presented by the Fort Lauderdale International Film FestivalThursday, April 17th3rd thursdays in the parkE VERY 3RD THUR S DAY A R TSP ARK A T Y OUNG CIR C LE 79PM $2/PER S ON Live music in the park. Info: 954-921-3500 Saturday, April 19thartwalk3RD SA T URDAY E VERY MON T H 710PM F REE Visit galleries and shops while enjoying art, cultural entertainment, hors doeuvres, wine and strolling musicians. Original artwork for sale at participating galleries. Maps available at Comfort Zone Studio 2028 Harrison Street PARKING : Park in one of our Municipal Garages for only 75 per hour. No time limit... no parking tickets... the best place to park in Downtown Hollywood. TWO LO C A T ION S : 20th Ave & Van Buren St, and 19th Ave, between Tyler St & Polk St (Radius) HCRA-1126-10-EventsAD&Ballet-HollywoodGazetteApril-Vfinal.indd 1 3/24/08 2:32:41 PM 1930 HARRISONST. SUITE309 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33020 954.920.5153 OFFICE954.920.5126 FAX WWW.HOLIDAYRUSSELL.COMLAW@HOLIDAYRUSSELL.COM HOLIDAYHUNTRUSSELLThe Law Offices of NEED A CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVER?Court Disputes & SettlementsForeclosure DefenseContract NegotiationBusiness TransactionsContractor DisputesReal EstateArbitration & MediationGovernment Regulation & LicensingContract TerminationAdministrative Proceedings HCRA-GazetteAD-Coop-APRILIssue-halfpage.indd 1 3/24/08 2:12:01 PM
Hi, my name is Hope. I am a one-year-old female Pointer/ Weimaraner mix. My family rescued me when I was 4 weeks old on Valentines Day. When they rescued me, I was so ill, I could have died. Thankfully, I have grown in to a happy, healthy girl. I am sweet, playful, and I love children. My family is no longer able to keep me because my human mom has allergies to my fur. I am very healthy, up to date on all of my vaccines, and I have been spayed. For more information, please contact Nadine at 954663-8345. of Dog Beach of Hollywood fundraiser was the toast of the town at Hollywood Vine Hollywood wine and dog lovers gathered recently at Hollywood Vine for a fundraiser to benefit the Hollywood Dog Beach. Over 75 people attended this event, including newly elected Mayor Bober and Commissioner Patty Asseff. A few well behaved VIDs reserved tables outside and brought their owners. I am impressed by the generosity of the community in support, to ensure that the Dog Beach is fully funded without causing an additional financial expense to the City of Hollywood, stated Helena Drori who organized the event. Local businesses including dogsgowalking.com, K9 Advisor, Intuition, Hair Industry, Clean Paws and Mosaica, donated items for the silent auction. Attendees also enjoyed an art exhibit by local artists Jacklyn Laflamme and Maria Elena Delucca. It was a wonderful event that allowed people to mingle in an effort to promote sense of ownership and awareness that we can make a difference in our community. Dog Beach of Hollywood is hoping to become a permanent fixture, magnetizing traffic to local retail businesses and possibly igniting interest in local real estate. Proceeds from fundraisers, has boosted DBOHs (Dog Beach of Hollywood) success. DBOH will be donating bag dispensers, disposal containers and signs that will be installed on Surf Road. We will also begin a campaign to educate (such as our popular Canine Safety classes) and seek community-based support to encourage dog etiquette. Needless to say, this is a joint effort and the park rangers have done an excellent job at monitoring the dog beach. Please visit our website for more information, upcoming social and doggie events, or to get involved with our organization. concerns and suggestions are welcomed at www. dboh.org
Chadwick Wagner named Hollywood Chief of Police Hollywood City Manager Cameron Benson recently announced Interim Police Chief Chadwick E. Wagner has been appointed to Chief of Police of the Hollywood Police Department effective immediately. Wagner has served as the Interim Chief of Police since November 2007 when Chief James Scarberry retired from the department. An Assistant Chief of Police since 2002, Wagner has been with the Hollywood Police Department for more than 25 years. The Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc. (CEC) will hold its 4th annual Community Circle Choice Award Dinner, for volunteers and partners, on April 26, at 6 pm in the Memorial Regional Hospital Souths main auditorium located at 3600 Washington Street, Hollywood. The Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to enhance the quality of life for the Washington Park community and surrounding areas. The theme for this years formal affair is Empowering Grass-Roots Leadership and this event truly embraces the sentiment of the theme by bringing community leaders together to recognize and honor the efforts of public officials, youth leaders, volunteers and various organizations. These individuals and partners have made significant contributions to the development of community programs regarding social issues, crime and economic redevelopment. Residents, family and friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend this event. Tickets are $25 and congratulatory ads are available to purchase until April 14. The CEC relies on the generous support of partners and sponsors in the community such as the City of Hollywood and Memorial Healthcare System. With the addition of a Silent Auction, the organization is accepting donations of goods and services such as lodging, travel, cruises, restaurant certificates or gift certificates and womens or mens products. We sincerely appreciate the selfless commitment to the community that has been displayed by these amazing individuals and partners, commented Nadine McCrea, President of the CEC. Please contact Nadine at (954) 629-9142 for more information. Local community organization to honor grass-roots leadership
Dr. Perryman provides extensive medical knowledge and expertise to our cardiac and vascular team. He has performed cardiac surgery for nearly 30 years and is regularly listed in Americas Top Doctors. Dr. Perryman specializes in adult and pediatric cardiac surgery and has a long history of leadership in the Florida medical community. He was instrumental in the development of the world-class Cardiac Center at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital at Memorial Regional Hospital. Dr. Perryman has published and lectured throughout his career, with teaching appointments at Duke University, the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Florida College of Medicine. For a Memorial physician, call our Physician Referral Service toll-free at (800) 944-DOCS 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or visit us online at mhs.net.Internationally Acclaimed Cardiovascular SurgeonRichard A. Perryman, MDChief of Cardiac Surgical Services 3501 Johnson Street / Hollywood, FL 33021 / (954) 987-2000A Facility of Memorial Healthcare System Subscribe to our online Health-e-Newsletter by visiting our website at mhs.netSimply the Best! Dr. Perryman's HG.indd 1 3/11/08 10:28:33 AM
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About two years ago, I chanced into Links Grill at the Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa. I liked it so much, I returned soon after to celebrate my birthday. During that time span, Ive often dined at the casual but refined restaurant, usually pleased, if not elated with my experience. Often thought of as an exclusive private country club eatery, this fine restaurant is not only open to the public, but welcomes newcomers as well. The first time I dined at Links I ordered the Maytag Cobb Salad ($16). Carefully placed grilled chicken, applesmoked bacon oven-dried tomatoes, hard-boiled eggs, avocado surround a bed of fresh, nicely cut romaine lettuce that has been mixed with a very light Maytag blue cheese-mayo dressing, with chunks of the stellar cheese inside. The second time I ate at Links, I met Executive Chef Tom Rhyneer, I was impressed. Trained at Johnson & Wales in Charleston, NC, he went on to work his magic in Washington State, garnering attention before he moved here three years ago. To get this job, Rhyneer presented his Truffle Mac N Cheese, with fresh herbs and a red wine reduction ($12). Using orzo pasta, and a veal based reduction sauce topped with fresh truffle mushrooms, this dish is so amazing and flavorful, that not only is this my favorite dish right now, but it equally impressed the President of Rhode Island based Johnson & Wales, saying its one of the best dishes hes ever tasted. We also tried another wonderful dish, the Herb-Marinated Filet Mignon, atop goat cheese mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables with wild mushroom beef essence ($38). Incredibly savory, this new cut of beef from California based Niman Ranch, where all meat is antibiotic, hormone and animal by product free. The filet was so soft, I cut it easily with a butter knife, and unlike many filets, the steak was so full of flavor, I couldnt stop eating it. At Chef Toms insistence, we tried the Seared Sea Scallops with a truffled sweet corn and potato broth (26) Raved about by New York based former Le Cirque 2000 chef Jacques Torres at this years SOBE Wine & Food Festival, this dish delivers as well. Soaked in almost a potato soup, the scallops soak up the mixture, giving meaning to Rhyneers description of his cuisine as high end comfort food. A popular item on the menu, you can see why. So, if youre looking for an upscale, delicious meal, mosey or drive through the inviting gates of one of the most luxurious spots in our area. Located at The Diplomat Golf Resort & Spa, call (954) 883-4000 for hours and Mothers Day Brunch reservations. Links Grill at the Diplomat a best bet for brunch and beyond
Here she is... Miss Hollywood USA 2009 and Miss Hollywood Teen USA pageants were recently held at Hollywood Beach Marriott. Over 300 pageant enthusiasts attended. They were entertained with the sounds of 20-yearold crooner Shawn De Salazar, and the calming voice of singer April Johnson-Bynes accompanied by Pianist David Layman, both staff members of the Arts Academy of Hollywood. The newly crowned Miss Teen Hollywood USA 2009 is 16 year old, Tiana Guillermo, from Southwest Ranches and Miss Hollywood USA 2009 is Kelly Saks from Miami.
Synergize, a Hollywoodbased training studio known for its comprehensive fitness offerings including interval conditioning and nutritional coaching, recently announced results from its Biggest Loser Challenge. Forty participants qualified for the challenge with over 80 percent completing the eight-week intensive program. During the period, participants lost a combined 197 pounds, more that 120 total inches and an average of 4-6% body fat. Hollywood resident and local chef Sonia Tigero took the gold losing 36 pounds. John Cousar, import and export broker also from Hollywood lost 21 pounds during the challenge, earning him second place. According to Cousar, The challenge was a tremendous opportunity for me to get in shape. I never thought I would lose so much weight in such a short period of time. Synergize will donate ten percent of all program proceeds totaling $1,500 to Ft. Lauderdalebased charity, FLIPANY (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth). The program also incorporated a nutrition workshop, grocery shopping tours, informational web casts and motivational coaching to ensure that all participants understood the principles necessary to achieve safe, and permanent weigh loss results. Our biggest loser participants experienced some remarkable changes in a very short period. Many of them stayed extremely focused and gave 100% both from a diet and exercise perspective. Due to the success of the program, almost half of the individuals will stay with Synergize and take their progress a step further. Congratulations to all!, said Shondelle Solomon-Miles, owner of Synergize! Studios. In May, Synergize! is launching a 12-week Belly Bounce Back Body Transformation Program, inspired by Synergize! Owner, Shondelle Solomon-Miles efforts to lose the 30 pounds she gained during her recent pregnancy in 3-5 months. For more info on this 12-week program visit www.BellyBounceBack.com Hollywood residents lose 197 pounds in local Biggest Loser challenge Tiki Bar Crowne Plaza Hollywood | 4000 South Ocean Dr. | Hollywood, Fl 33019 | 954-454-4334 Aged angus beef steaks, Asian inspired seafood creations, fresh seafood and pasta dishes. Dine indoor or outdoors overlooking the intracoastal waterway.Enjoy delicious casual fare featuring angus beef burgers, seafood, sandwiches and a wide array of appetizers. Open for lunch and dinner. Come dine nestled under the palms and enjoy incredible intracoastal waterway and poolside views.Crowne Plaza Hollywood | 4000 South Ocean Dr. | Hollywood, Fl 33019 Steak And Seafood.Casual Intracoastal Waterway DiningFIND YOUR ELEMENTCall 954-454-4334
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engage residents in their neighborhood associations, encourage teamwork that results in community improvements, and promote existing city programs. So far, 11 neighborhoods have registered for the Neighborhood Olympics: Beverly Park, Boulevard Heights, Driftwood, Highland Gardens, Hollywood Lakes, Liberia, Park East, Parkside, Playland Estates, United Neighbors of South Hollywood and Washington Park. Teams, each of which is led by a volunteer coach, choose from an extensive list of activities. They can work with other neighborhood teams or even create their own special projects. The program is being administered by the Citys Department of Housing and Community Redevelopment, which provides each team with a Neighborhood Resource Specialist, sends out a biweekly newsletter and is responsible for verifying all volunteer service. The Neighborhood Olympics program is the brainchild of Nancy Caruso, the departments administrative secretary. Last year, director Neal Herst gave his staff a unique challenge: Come up with an exciting, brand-new program to engage neighborhood associations something different, something that youve never seen before, Caruso recalled. She was brainstorming with her husband one evening when a news item on the 2008 Olympic Games happened to come on the television. The proverbial light bulb flashed on above Carusos head. She envisioned a Neighborhood Olympics with events such as lawn mower races and good deeds performed by neighbors or entire neighborhoods. City staff members picked up the ball and ran with it, until theyd come up with more than 70 different activities in four major categories: Physical/ Environmental Enhancement; Social/ Educational/Cultural Arts; Sports & Entertainment & Environmental Challenges; and Wellness Challenge (Physical, Mental & Emotional). Neighborhood teams earn points for such activities and projects as painting a house, complying with code violations, removing graffiti, creating a neighborhood website or newsletter, holding a neighborhood progressive dinner, participating in a neighborhood camping or field trip, establishing a neighborhood crime watch group, patronizing local businesses, returning abandoned shopping carts, attending a health seminar, donating blood or joining a health club. Bonus points are given for Good Samaritan deeds, Neighborhood Partnerships, Neighborhoods Helping Neighborhoods (NHN) projects, and volunteering at a hospital, senior center, day-care center or special-needs facility. Teams also can earn points for participating in fun and friendly competitive events like sports tournaments, garbage bag races, lawn mower races, adult spelling bees and card or board game days. The Neighborhood Olympics kicked off Feb. 9 with a pep rally at the Greater Hollywood Family YMCA. But the teams dont seem to need much firing up. Right from the start, I think theres been a tremendous enthusiasm [for the new program], said Raelin Storey, Hollywoods public affairs and marketing director. And theyre having a lot of fun with it. And while theres a natural rivalry among the different teams, Its friendly, said Team Hollywood Lakes coach, Howard Schoem. He and his group, which includes members of the Hollywood Lakes Civic Association and Ladies of the Lakes, participated in their first activity last month, spending three hours picking up trash along U.S. 1. By filling 25 large garbage bags with debris, teams get 550 points and the good feeling that comes from helping to enhance their community. U.S. 1 has always been a bone of contention, Schoem said. There are times you drive down U.S. 1 and it just doesnt look pretty. Schoem said projects with high visibility such as roadway cleanups make a powerful demonstration to the population that you care. The general public will be able to participate in a Neighborhood Olympics event on Sat., April 12, when the Parkside Neighborhood Civic Association team hosts a free block party. The event, which will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at several homes on Wiley Street between South 19th and 20th avenues, will include facepainting and educational sessions on fire safety, crime prevention and recycling. Donations of canned goods for the hungry in Hollywood will be accepted. Teams will come together June 21 for Field Day at the Greater Hollywood Family YMCA. There will be competitions for all ages, with points awarded for first through third place, including swimming and foot races, hula hoop and freeze dance contests, a volleyball tournament, inner-tube relay race, hoops challenge, tug-of-war, food drive to benefit the Jubilee Center of South Broward, Neighborhood Jeopardy and an essay contest on Why I Love the City of Hollywood. Caruso, who sits on the fourmember Neighborhood Olympics Committee comprised of housing department staffers, hopes the new program will prove so successful that it ultimately will serve as a model for other cities. Schoem said Team Hollywood Lakes started with just a handful of members but is growing as word spreads about the Neighborhood Olympics program and how it is strengthening and enhancing the community. Its one thing to complain about a problem, and another thing to actually do something about it, Shoem said. Residents may join their neighborhood team at any time during the six-month period. Neighborhood associations can still register with the Department of Housing and Community Redevelopment by calling 954-9213271.
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CARDIO-SCULPT WORKOUT Build endurance, strength & flexibility through a lowimpact cardio routine followed by strength-training exercises & stretching; 9:30-10:15 a.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St.; $17/class. Call 954-9231950 for fee. TAI CHI CLASSES 10-11:30 a.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $50/month adults; $30/month ages 60+. Call 954921-3408. YOGA WITH RAINJITA 10-11 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $10/class; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. SINGLE GOURMET Provides upscale gatherings for singles to meet & mingle at some of the finest restaurants in Hollywood. Call 954723-9608. FREESTYLE FRIDAY STEPPIN 78:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $5/person. Call 954-921-3408. SUPERVISED BRIDGE PLAY 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5 residents, $6 nonresidents. Call 954-921-3600. DOG BEACH Dogs must have current rabies tag & be under owners control, with owner responsible for waste cleanup; 3-7 p.m; between Pershing & Custer streets; $5/day residents, $10 nonresidents, Call 954-921-3404. TEEN VOLUNTEER ADVENTURES Opportunities throughout S. Fla.; dates & times vary by activity; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; free with transportation. Call 954-921-3511. NORDIC POLE WALKING Low impact on joints while walking with light ski poles; 9:30 a.m.; meets in front of Visual Arts Pavilion, ArtsPark at Young Circle (E. side), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $10/ class & $2 pole rental. Call 954-547-3079. TAI CHI CLASS FOR SENIORS Improve balance & strength; help prevent osteoporosis, weak bone density, hypertension & strokes; 10 a.m.; Classic Residence by Hyatt, 2480 N. Park Rd.; free. RSVP: 954-963-0200. MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Little Ninjas (ages 5-7), 9:45-10:30 a.m.; Little Dragons (ages 3-5), 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. ORGANIC GREEN MARKET Featuring Joshs Organic Garden; 9 a.m.-5:31 p.m., rain or shine; Harrison St. & the Broadwalk. Call 954-456-3276. FILM FLAM Features the comedy Waitress (PG-13) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. TAX SEMINARS Fla. Dept. of Revenue presents Sales and Use Tax (10 a.m.) & Documentary Stamp Tax (1 p.m.); Dept. of Revenue Service Center, 6565 Taft St.; free. Call 954-967-1821. FILM FLAM Features the comedy Balls of Fury (PG-13) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. GLOBAL GROOVE Eco-diversity event features a variety of multicultural music & dance performances including Island Heat & The Baboons, exhibits & childrens activities; 4-10 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3404. SHABBAT RENEWAL SERVICES Traditional services are combined with yoga, meditation, interactive music & a spirited Torah discussion; dress casually & bring a dairy or vegetarian dish for 4 for communal lunch; 10 a.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call 954-920-8225. U.S. VOLLEYBALL COMPETITION Native Eyewear Big Shot Volleyball Series welcomes all levels; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat. & 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sun.; Hollywood Beach south of Michigan St.; $60/team. Call Richard Heiles, 631-728-0397. ADOPT-A-GREYHOUND PICNIC All leashed breeds are invited for games, contests, doggie boutique, obstacle course, agility demonstration & Blessing of the Dogs;11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Poinciana Park, 1301 S. 21st Ave.; free, with bandana for all participants. Call Hollydogs of Hollywood, 954-925-7758. DREAM CAR CLASSIC Features dozens of pre-78 cars, live music & entertainment, kids arts & crafts; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (car registration starts at 9 a.m.); Hollywood Blvd. between 19th & 21st Ave.; free. Call 954-921-3016. COIN & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Presented by Gold Coast Coin Club of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Ct.; free. Call 954-967-4236. TAX SEMINAR IN SPANISH Fla. Dept. of Revenue presents Sales and Use Tax; 10 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-967-1821. SWIM LESSONS For ages 3 & up; 6:30-7:15 p.m. (age 3 with parent & ages 4-5); 7:30-8:15 p.m. (ages 6-adult); Driftwood Aquatic Complex, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $40 resident, $50 nonresident. Call 954-967-4644. FILM FLAM Features Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (PG-13) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman MultiPurpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP Monthly meeting conducted by Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter; 6:30-8:00 p.m.; Esther Grossman Womens Health and Resource Center, 4320 Sheridan St. Call 800-339-0586. FILM SERIES Downtown Hollywood International Series produced by Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival features Island on Bird Street (Hebrew); 7 p.m.; Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St.; $2. Call Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. LESS FINANCIAL STRESS! Community session is part of monthly Restoring Your Life series; 4-5:30 p.m.; Hollywood Pavilion, 3801 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 300; free. RSVP by April 7: 954962-1355 or 954-981-0426; www.HollywoodPavilion.com. FILM FLAM Features Stardust (PG-13) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. CANTOR MANNY & THE KLEZMER KINGS Everyone is welcome to sing, sway, dance & pray at the Friday Nite Live event; 8-9 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; free. Call 954-920-8225. BLOCK PARTY Parkside Neighborhood Civic Association hosts Neighborhood Olympics event with face-painting & educational sessions on fire safety, crime prevention & recycling; 1-4 p.m.; at several homes on Wiley St. between S. 19th & 20th aves.; free; donations of canned goods appreciated. Call Debbie, 954-929-9670. MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FAIR Field trip for ages 9 & up to enjoy rides, games & free entertainment; noon-6 p.m.; departs from McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; $9 admission (exact change only) & $1 transportation; ride tickets & food cost extra. Call 954-921-3511 SPRING MUSIC CONCERT Arts Academy of Hollywoods movie theme-inspired concert features performances by music & voice students & teaching staff; 4 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St.; free. Call 954-923-1950 GREAT STRIDES 5K WALK Create awareness & raise funds to support Cystic Fibrosis Foundation programs & services; 6:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; starts & ends at North Beach Park, Sheridan St. & A1A; each participant is asked to raise $150. Call Jennifer Tate, 954-739-5006, ext. 20. SPRING FLING DANCE Senior event includes entertainment by Vinnie Vincent; 2-4 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; free for ages 60+ (ID required). Call 954-921-3408. MEET THE AUTHOR Mildred C. Nitzberg, Ph.D., author of I Choose Life, tells the story of her late husband Dr. Saul Nitzberg, an Auschwitz survivor; 2:30 p.m.; Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, 2031 Harrison St.; free. RSVP: Regina Burgess, 954-929-5690, ext. 209 FILM FLAM Features the comedy The Nanny Diaries (PG-13) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. EXPERIMENTAL/FICTIONAL FILM Unoccupied Zone: The Impossible Life of Simone Weil features a discussion with independent filmmaker Cathy Crane; 7 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; free for Center members & $6 gallery admission for non-members. RSVP: 954-921-3274 FILM FLAM Features the family comedy Underdog (PG) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. THIRD THURSDAYS CONCERT Bring a blanket & enjoy live music on the lawn; 7-9 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Amphitheater Stage, SE Quadrant), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-9213500. CIGAR & SPORTS NIGHT FOR P.A.L. 5th annual event with raffle and auction to benefit Police Athletic Leagues youth programs; Jazziz Bistro at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino; 7 11 p.m.; $100 per person donation; Call 954-921-3401. JUBILEE GOLF TOURNAMENT The Jubilee Center of South Broward presents its 4th annual tournament, buffet lunch, award presentation & silent auction to benefit the needy & homeless; 8 a.m. shotgun start; Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr.; $125/person or $500/foursome. Call 954920-0106. PARENTS NIGHT OUT Ages 4 & up enjoy an arts-related class & pizza party; 6-9:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fee; www. artsacademyofhollywood.com. ARTWALK Stroll through the Downtown Art & Design District to view gallery openings & artists exhibits; 7-10 p.m.; pick up guided map at Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2028 Harrison St., Suite 1; complimentary refreshments at all galleries & participating businesses; free. Call 954-921-3016. KIDS PAJAMA PARTY Kids ages 6 & older enjoy arts & crafts, music, games & movies; wear pajamas & bring a sleeping bag; 6:30-10:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; $5, includes a meal. Call 954-921-3511. FULL MOON KAYAK TOUR Travel through mangrove trails under the moon & stars; 6:30-9 p.m.; Holland Park, 801 Johnson St. & Northlake Dr.; $35 (ages 14 & up); must pre-register. Call Marcy, 954-967-4644, or instructor Colleen, 954-328-5231. SWIM LESSONS For ages 3 & up; 6:30-7:15 p.m. (age 3 with parent & ages 4-5); 7:30-8:15 p.m. (ages 6-adult); Driftwood Aquatic Complex, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $40 resident, $50 nonresident. Call 954-967-4644. HOLLYWOOD GARDEN CLUB All ages are welcome to learn about gardening in S. Fla., share tips & trade plants; 7-9 p.m.; Fred Lippman MultiPurpose Center, 2030 Polk St., Room 11. Call 954-9213404 for fees. FILM FLAM Features the drama Eye of the Dolphin (PG-13) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. CLASSIC CRUISE NIGHT Pre-1978 classic car show; 6-10 p.m.; Broadwalk at Harrison St.; free to spectators (cars must register). Call 954-926-3377. PARENTS NIGHT OUT Games, movies, arts & crafts for ages 5-12; 6-10 p.m.; Driftwood Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $7. Call 954-967-4241. GOLF TOURNAMENT Proceeds from Diamonds in the Rough Golf Tournament ensure opportunities for youths to learn & play golf; 8 a.m. shotgun start; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $75 Diamond Participant includes awards luncheon. Call Doug, 954-967-4665. INVASIVE PLANTS WORKSHOP Join the Native Plant Society & others in removing invasive exotics & learn about native, non-native & protected species; wear long sleeves/pants & bring small garden tools, gloves, a hat & water; 9 a.m.-noon; John Williams Park/Sheridan Oaks Forest Natural Area, 6101 Sheridan St.; free. Email email@example.com. COMMUNITY CIRCLE CHOICE AWARDS DINNER Community Enhancement Collaborations 4th annual dinner for volunteers and partners, 6 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital Souths main auditorium; 3600 Washington St; $25 per person; Call Nadine McCrea at (954) 629-9142. SEASIDE CRAFT FAIR Features jewelry, ceramics, clothing, sculpture, paintings, dolls, pet items & a Green Market; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Broadwalk between Minnesota & Nebraska St.; free. Call Beach CRA, 954-924-2980, or 954-472-3755; www. ArtFestival.com. TAI CHI CLASSES For all ages, presented by the Szondi Martial Arts & Fitness Institute; 9-11 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (The Grove, NW Quadrant), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. FILM FLAM Features Invasion (PG) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. EXPO ALFRESCO Ultimate networking party features restaurant tastings; corporate displays & live entertainment; 5:30-8:30 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $15 for ages over 10. Register by April 29 at www. hollywoodchamber.org. For details, call 954-923-4000; www.expoalfresco.com.