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Despite a room replete with red-shirted protestors, in a 5 to 2 vote, City Commissioners recently gave local developer Charles (Chip) R. Abele of Southern Facilities, LLC, the green light to develop downtown parcel known as Block 55. And thats good news to the projects supporters. As a 32 year resident, I feel like its a great project. It might be too high, but that corner looks like the past, said Audrey Joynt, past and founding president of the Hollywood Beach Business Association. Joynt also serves on the Hollywood Beach Slum and Blight Removal Committee. Were getting a lot accomplished on the Beach and to see this project get rid of the slum and blight on the circle would be a great way for the city to move forward. The Block 55, LLC Project is a proposed mixed use development on the blighted site of the former Greyhound Bus Station and Town House Apartments in downtown Hollywood. Henry Graham, president of the Liberia Civic and Homeowners Association joins in the chorus of support for moving ahead quickly with the development of the site. In weighing the pros and cons of the project, the tipping point for Graham lies in the creation of construction jobs for local workers. In view if the present economic situation, and the non-existence of employment in Hollywood and the surrounding cities, the Liberia Civic Association supports the initiative, said Graham. Dissenters had hoped the project would not be heard at the February 18th meeting, contending that any project on the unsightly property should wait for guidelines from city-hired Miami-based consultant Bernard Zyscovich Architects. Mayor Peter Bober and Commissioner Heidi OSheehan voted against it at the recent city commission meeting. Why wouldnt the city of Hollywood wait until the $200,000 guidelines from Zyscovich are completed before approving any more projects? said Hollywood 3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021 POSTMASTER: TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL. PLEASE DELIVER BY MARCH 1. PET OF THE MONTH ............... 6 BABY OF THE MONTH ............ 18 DINING REVIEW ..................... 22 HOLLYWOOD CROSSWORD ..... 24 CALENDAR OF EVENTS ......23,25 IN THIS ISSUE IN EVERY ISSUE YOUR ULTIMATE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS HOLL YWOOD BLOCK 55 CONT. ON PG. 26 www.hollywoodgazette.comBRAZIL HITS THE BEACH MAR. 20Why are Downtown CRA Deputy Director Lisa Liotta and other brave souls shaving their heads in public at Mickey Byrnes on March 14? NO MORE EXCUSES ITS FREE!City gives green light to move forward with Block 55 projectSupporters have high hopes for new hi-rise to clean up blight on the circleSynergize! is offering a FREE 12-week program replete with exer cise and education to shape up Hollywood and charity. P AGE 13 BALD IS BEAUTIFUL P AGE 18 The Block 55, LLC project will include 424 residential units, 70,000 square feet of retail space, green building features, a 300 foot setback from 17th Avenue for the Tower, demolition and replacement of the rental apartment property known as the Town House, a state-of-the-art grocery store, and onsite parking for and in excess of 1,000 residential and retail vehicles. The plan also includes a 25-story height on 9% of the property, a mixed use design, and proposed amenity deck on the 8th floor including a retail shop ping and a covered pedestrian walkway rounding the entire block acting as a pedestrian link between the ArtsPark and the Citys golf course on 17th Avenue. The Miami-based architect firm Cohen Freedman Encinosa and Associates, PA are preparing the designs for the Block 55 Project. Plans include putting in a new state-of-the-art Publix and tearing down the existing Publix at the adjacent block. FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS F I N D OUT ON P AG E 10by Laura Burdick-Sherman Senior Correspondent LOOK! MONEY-SAVING OFFERS INSIDE!If you enjoy this newspaper and would like a FREE subscription mailed to your home or online at www. hollywoodgazette. com or call us at 954-926-6662. Brazil on the Beach is a three-day celebration of Brazilian music and sports on Hollywood Beach from March 20-22.

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT 5 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS In a race against time, the City of Hollywood voted to spend $60,000 to join the City of Dania Beach in a legal battle to prevent the southern expansion of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. line and challenge the decision, said Mayor Peter Bober, after City Manager Cameron Benson revealed he had found the money necessary for the city of Hol lywood to join the lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration. Seeking to stave off what was seen as the city; Bober launched an urgent email campaign, gaining the support and fervor of numerous homeowner groups. At a February 12th commission meet ing, attorney Neil McAliley of White and Case LLP offered a power point presenta tion detailing the issues of the legal battle. In June 2008, the FAA released their Final Environmental Impact Statement. On December 19, 2008, the FAA released their Record of Decision, allowing oppo the Record of Decision. FAAs plans for the Fort LauderdaleHollywood Airport were to redevelop and extend the South Runway to 8,000 feet, escalate the runway over the Florida East Coast Railway and US 1, 45 feet above mean sea level on the east end, implement operational noise abatement actions as required in Interlocal Agreement, perma nently decommission the Crosswind Run way, and redevelop terminals to increase the number of gates from the current number of 57 to 67 to 77 gates. McAlileys presentation states that the FAAs contention that the airport needs greater capacity is erroneous. As stated in the presentation: Average annual delay in 2007 (5.80 minutes per operation) at the Airport was within acceptable levels. McAliley said the plans also were to allow the airport room for more expansion down the line. More importantly, with the envi ronmental impact being the crux of the lawsuit, McAliley stated that the FAA admits the North Runway Alternative is the Environmentally Preferred Alternative, less expensive, reduces noise, parks and wetland impact. The city of Hollywood previously endorsed the North Parallel Runway, contending that expanding the South Runway would seriously negatively affect local parks, and over 15 acres of high quality wetlands. The FAA failed to follow its own rules regarding its environmental review of this project. We believe that if the FAA had properly followed its own rules it would have made a better decision, said McAliley. Filed in 2005, DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the cities of Hollywood and Dania Beach regarding the operation of the existing airport. This case differs because it deals with expan sion. McAliley said both cases involve environmental statues and the court ruled in Hollywoods favor on the previous lawsuit that the FAA had failed to follow its own rules. They could have expanded in a much greener way but instead they chose the alternative that was more expensive, hurts more people, destroys wetlands, and impacts local parks, said McAliley. McAliley said 2,472 people living at 1,051 residences would be impacted by the year 2020. The cities of Dania Beach, Holly wood and the Town of Davie, Broward County, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must weigh in on the FAA decision. According to Broward County Com missioner Suzanne Gunzberger, who attended that earlier meeting, Broward County Commissioners sided with the FAA in supporting the southern runway expansion, despite the increased cost and possible environmental detriment. The Town of Davie has decided U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have not responded as yet. At the February 12th City Commis sion meeting, the citys commissioners asked City Manager Cameron Benson and City Attorney Jeffrey Sheffel to $125,000, to join the law suit. Its a big mistake having a runway on the south side, said Commissioner Linda Sherwood. At the earlier meeting, Commis sioner Richard Blattner, expressed some concern about an endless stream of money, should the battle continue. At the February 18th meeting, Benson revealed that he had found $60,000 that would take the city through the lawsuit and the commissioners voted unanimously in favor of pursuing the legal action. outcome. We are elected to do a single job: look out for the residents quality of life. Expansion of the south runway causes more environmental damage and places more residents in peril, than the preferred alternative--expanding the north runway. In these troubling economic times, it is a wonder why Broward County would choose an alternative that costs hundreds of millions of dollars more than another acceptable alternative. Our residents are counting on us to preserve the quality of life they have come to enjoy, and by appealing the FAA decision, we have done that, Bober said. Judy Waldman President of Oakridge Property Owners Association and Board Member of the Master Association which includes Oakridge Hollywood Oaks and Maple Ridge, came to both meetings to show support for taking on the challenge. Im extremely pleased that the mayor and the city commissioners listened to their constituents concerns about air and noise pollution, the devaluation of our property and the general quality of life for our families. They heard us and responded with a conscientious and responsible deci sion, said Waldman. I bought here over 10 years ago, yes I knew where the airport was and I knew on 441 on their approach. Now theyre talking about the south runway much closer to the backyards and roofs of our house, Waldman said. Prior Dania Beach city commissioner Bob Mikes, who came to the earlier Hol lywood City Commission meeting to pro runway airport expansion was of prime importance to him in his sixteen years as commissioner. my issues for years. Theres no way that that runway is not going to impact Hol lywood. Probably the pollution will affect as far as Emerald Hills. Dania is undoubt edly directly impacted, but Hollywood has a sizable number of neighborhoods that are going to be impacted. I have a home in the affected area, said Mikes. Mikes is currently running again for City Commissioner of Dania after four Log on to www.hollywoodgazette.com to post and view comments regarding this story.by Laura Burdick-Sherman Senior Correspondent

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT 8 Today, more than ever, people come to me severely distressed because of an inability to sleep. Bankruptcy, job loss, marital prob lems, drug use, all of these factors and more are contributing to a rise in insomnia. Insomnia is trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. It is a common health problem. Some people may fall asleep easily but wake up too soon. Others may have trouble getting to sleep. The end result is poor quality sleep that doesnt leave you feel ing refreshed when you wake up. Most adults have experienced insomnia or sleeplessness at one time or another in their lives. It is estimated that 30%-50% of the general popula tion are affected by insomnia, and 10% have chronic insomnia. More than 80% of insomnia is a symptom or side effect of some other emotional, neurological, or other medical disorder, or of another sleep disorder. Older people suffer more frequently. Women experience it more than men. People who are at highest risk are 1) People under a lot of stress. 2) Depressed people or those with other emotional dis turbances. 3) People who work at night or have frequent major shifts in work schedule, and 4) People who travel long distances with time changes (jet lag). Diagnosis is based on a medical his tory, sleep history, physical examination, and rarely if the cause is unclear, a sleep study. The main focus of treatment should tant to manage and control the underly ing problem, as this alone may eliminate the insomnia. Treating the symptoms of insomnia without addressing the main cause is rarely successful. Non-pharmacologic treatments called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, include sleep hygiene, relaxation therapy, stimulus control, and sleep restriction. Often, over the counter remedies which contain antihistamines (Nytol, Sleep-Eez, Sominex, Unison) have been tried before a patient seeks my advice. These may be helpful. Natural remedies may also be sug gested. These include during the dark hours of the day-night cycle. The amount produced decreases with age. the formation of serotonin. Promotes a sense of well-being and healthy sleep. promote sleep. sedative properties. Listed as safe by the FDA. ties. Safe. Most people who see me for treat ment of their insomnia request sleeping pills. These medications are available and may certainly be helpful, but should be used carefully. They include benzodiaz epine sedatives, which help relieve anxi ety and provide subjective improvement in the quality and quantity of sleep, as well as medications that work differently such as Ambien, Lunesta, and Rozerem. Insomnia is a condition that may loved one are suffering discuss it with your personal physician. He may be able to help.Dr. Wilbur practices at Safecare Medical Centers ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Help, I cant asleep! BY RICHARD J. WILBUR M.D. Email a hi-res photo with the following information: Name (owners/parents); Pet (breed and name); Age & Gender; and Special traits & talents to creative@hollywoodgazette.comDO YOU WANT YOUR PET TO BE PET OF THE MONTH? Can I come and live with you?My name is Honey (ID# A342796) and Im a 7 year young, 21 pound beagle who is looking for a new family to love. I adore people of all ages and get along with other dogs; I would just prefer a home without felines. For more information call the Humane Society of Broward County shelter today at 954-989-3977.

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT 10 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS St. Patricks Day revelers have been known to do some outrageous things in celebration of all things Irish. As part of the March 14-15 festivities in Downtown Hollywood, one Community Redevel opment Agency volunteered to have her head shaved. But for Lisa Liotta, the Downtown CRAs deputy director, this bold public act isnt a stunt in the spirit of St. Paddys Day shenanigans, but a St. Baldricks sign of solidarity with the 160,000 children who are diag nosed with cancer each year. What began as a challenge among Baldricks Foundation, which organizes the worlds largest fundraising event for childhood cancer research, Shaving the The Downtown Hollywood event, set for 4 p.m. Sat., March 14 at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & Restaurant, 1921 Hollywood Blvd., is one of hundreds of public head-shavings that will take place across the country this month. Liotta and the other local volunteers will have their heads shaved by Downtown Hollywoods Paul Miller Hair Studio in exchange for friends and co-workers. Liotta joins a growing roster of more than 72,000 brave shavees who have participated in over 1,700 head-shavings in 46 states and 18 countries, including some 560 events held throughout the U.S. last year alone. crucial funding gaps at medical institu tions that treat children with cancer. Grant funds have been distributed to more than 230 facilities for laboratory research and to help make clinical trials available to more youngsters. Since the organizations inception in 2000, St. Baldricks events have raised in excess of $50 million for pediatric cancer research. Liottas personal goal is to raise $5,000. Her inspiration is a little girl named Isabelle Grace Webowsky-Jordan, the daughter of a family friend, who lost her battle with leukemia just shy of her second birthday. Liotta does not consider her bald act to be an extreme one, considering what these very young children endure, she said. I believe that in the world we live help others. Liotta will unveil her bold, bald new look at the St. Patricks Day Parade & Festival on Sun., March 15. The annual celebration will include Irish folk and rock bands, step dancing, Irish coffee, food and, of course, beer from noon to 6 p.m. along Hollywood Boulevard between 18th and 19th avenues. There is no charge for festival admission. The parade will roll at 1 p.m. with community groups. City Commissioner Heidi OSheehan, who represents District 3, will serve as grand marshal of the parade. The festive procession will begin at Harrison Street and 21st Avenue, travel north to Hollywood Boulevard, east to Young Circle, south to Harrison Street and back to 21st Avenue. Festival acts are Walt Rooney (12:30 p.m.), Joe Dougherty (1:30 p.m.), Celtic Bridge (2:15 p.m.), Off the Track (3:15 p.m.), Norman Clifford (4 p.m.) and Echoes of Erin (4:30 p.m.). There is no charge for admission to the St. Patricks Day Parade & Festival, which is presented by the Hibernians of Hollywood, a group of residents of Irish descent who have been organizing the pa rade and other Irish functions for the past nine years, in coordination with the City of Hollywood and the Downtown CRA. For more information, call 954-921-3404. The downtown St. Patricks Day celebration will kick off at 7 p.m. Thurs., March 12 at the ArtsPark at Young Circle with a free Main Stage concert by Irish traditional band Glen Road with Celtic singer Connie Dover. Dover, an Emmy Award-winning producer and composer ballad singer America has produced since Joan Baez (Boston Globe), performs arrangements of traditional music of Scot land, Ireland and the American West. presented by special engagement as part of Blue Moon Thursdays, a free weekly series at the ArtsPark at Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for additional information. For further details on the local St. Baldricks head-shaving fundraiser March 14 at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & Restaurant, call 954-921-2317. To participate as a shavee or to sponsor one, call 1-888899-BALD or visit www.StBaldricks.org. The St. Baldricks Foundation is a nonare tax-deductible. Downtown parking is available for 75 cents an hour at the Radius Garage at 219 N. 19th Avenue (between Polk and Tyler at 251 S. 20th Avenue.The bold, the bald and the beautiful LIOTTABy Caron Conway Lead Correspondent See what Miami Seaquarium would ha ve been like 70 million years ago! 305-361-5705 | www .miamiseaquarium.com SQ-1504 SAS Hollywood Gazette 2/24/09 1:31 PM Page 1 Email hi-res photo with the following information: Name of Parents; Name of Baby; Age and Special traits to creative@hollywoodgazette.com DO YOU WANT YOUR BABY TO BE HOLLYWOODS BABY OF THE MONTH?Jacoby Everett Raymondborn October 28th 2008 Parents: Evita and Jeff Raymond BABY MONTHof the

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT 12 As you may know, we are getting closer to a long term solution to the ongo ing crisis of beach erosion. I am referring to the muchanticipated Sand By-Pass Project being pursued by Broward County. The Sand By-Pass Project is essentially designed to help reestablish the oceans natural flow of sand southward. This natural flow has been interrupted by the man-made cuts that created Port Everglades. It is a great project, and over time it will help increase the volume of sand on beaches south of the port. Unfortunately, not everybody sees it that way. The Fort Lauderdale City Commission recently voted to OPPOSE the project, and is urging the Broward County Commission NOT to move for ward. In short, Fort Lauderdale elected officials are getting an earful from their residents who believe we are trying to take their sand, so we simply have more. This could not be farther from the truth. Extensive research shows our sand is not getting to our beaches, because Port Everglades is blocking the natural flow of sand southward. Id like to tell you the forces who oppose this valuable project are a fringe group, but they are not. Two members of the Broward County Commission rep resent Fort Lauderdale beach residents. They are listening to their constituents, and may try to block the project. For this reason, I am suggesting we work together to make sure our voices are heard and the Sand By-Pass project continues to move forward. As Hollywood Mayor, I will do everything in my power in prioritize beach renourishment including spending city funds, in a strategic way, to get the desired result we all wish to see. I hope you will write your County Commis sioners. Tell them we have been waiting decades for this beach renourishment project to begin, encourage them to con sider the consequences any delay in this critical project will have on the beaches of Southern Broward County. Finally, I hope you will reach out to your neighbors and friends and share this information with them. There are hun dreds of people, right now, trying to stop the Sand By-Pass project, and we must speak up. If we dont, who will? Thank you for your time. Mayor Peter Bober at pbober@hollywoodfl.org ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS HOLLYWOOD MAID AGENCYSERVING SOUTH FLORIDA Hallandale Fort Hollywood Miami Our company offers daily, weekly and live-in house keepers. All of our staff are given a thorough background investigation.Call Karen 954-536-8699or 888-539-9595hollywoodmaids@gmail.com Let Us Clean Your Mess Today! Message from Mayor Bober MAYOR PETER BOBER 3/31/2009 3/31/2009 *MINIMUM FEE ONLY. THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT 13 Shondelle Solomon-Miles, the owner of Synergize! is on a mission to change the shape of Hollywood. Her aim is for Your Best Body Challenge to help hundreds of local residents transform their bodies in 12 weeks, free of charge. Theres no cost to participate in the challenge, says Miles, all we ask is that each person make a small, one-time $10 donation to Florida Introduces Physical Activity & Nutrition to Youth (FLIPA NY). Thats it. Hollywoods Your Best Body Challenge is part of the fitness and weight loss contest phenomenon started by the hit really focused the nations attention on the benefits of participating in a contest, guided by certified personal trainers, in terms of the motivation and accountability necessary for success, explains Miles. Its difficult to lose weight on your own. Anyone whos tried and struggled knows ity. At www.HollywoodBestBody.com Shondelle gives the details of the chal lenge and provides a complete guide that can be downloaded instantly, contain ing instructions, questions and answers, rules and regulations, prizes awarded to winners and even a complete 12-week exercise and nutrition program. Anyone living here in Hollywood over the age of 18 is welcome to partici pate, Shondelle says. We want to help as many people as we can, and this is the best way to do that. Many local business like Hollywood Gazette, Beauty of Wax and Lees Bike Shop have agreed to sponsor the challenge by helping spread the word and provide many of the prizes awarded to the Your Best Body Grand Champion and two runners up. Its definitely a town effort, says Solomon-Miles, we couldnt do this without a lot of help. Were all very grateful for the way this challenge is be ing received and look forward to helping a lot of folks lose the weight and get into great shape. to register for the 12-week competition.Synergize! offers free, 12-week program to benefit local charityShape up, Hollywood!ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT 14 iscover Your Own Natural Treasure...DHollywood is an exhilarating location where there is always something to see and do. Mark your calendar for these free ongoing events. Hollywood BeachBrazil On The Beach Broadwalk Friday Fest Classic Cruise Night Music & Dancing Under the Stars Joshs Organic Garden Green Market Downtown HollywoodVintage South Florida Dream Car Classic St. Patricks Day Parade & Festival Funtastic Fridays ArtWalk

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT 16 the art of living.... Anytime Fitness 24/7 Club Access Attention Seniors we now accept Silver & Fit part of BCBS & Medica & Preferred Care Partners. Now offering Saturday Bootcamp from 8:00am 9:00am members $10 / nonmembers $15. Call or stop by for more info. www.AnyTimeFitness.com1715 E. Young Circle, Hollywood 954.920.5802 TM France Germany Thailand Czech Republic Korea Spain China Brazil Japan ANSU Gallery More than a dozen local fine artists. One of a kind handpainted porcelain collectibles. Papier mch marine sculptures. Oils and watercolors. Distinctive Photos from Picture the Real Florida collection. Custom handpainted murals on tiles. Creative magnets and much more Bring this Ad and get a gift with your purchase! www.AnsuGallery.com Email: SusiAnsu@BellSouth.Net2028 Harrison St. #104, Hollywood Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & RestaurantJoin us at the St. Patricks Day Parade Sunday, March 15th! The official Mickey Byrnes St. Patricks Day Block Party begins at 12 noon (outside the pub and along Hollywood Blvd., between 19th and 21st Ave.) with food, live music, bagpipers and Irish dancers. Then, on St. Patricks Day itself (Tuesday March 17th) we will also have our Irish menu, live music, bagpipers and Irish dancers at Mickey Byrnes. 1921 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 954.921.2317Szondi Institute Harmonize your body, mind and spirit practicing T AI CHI with us. Regain your positive attitude and get back in shape through our exciting B OOT CAMP program. Lets make our children strong, healthy and winners through our KUNG FU classes. ArtsPark Bldg at Young Circle 1 @ Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd & US 1 7Hair Solutions for Men and Women by Maggie Is your hair too short? Too thin? Not enough left? & Extensions & Stock Units Human Hair Provided 1903 Harrison Street Downtown Hollywood 954.270.1786 FamilyBedding.com From Crib to King Weve Got You Covered Mention this ad and get 10% off Bedding & Room Dcor Life Size Wall Graphics (5 Blocks North of Hollywood Blvd.) 954.925.6650

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT 17 the art of living.... Beads & Crystal Dreams Dream it. Do it. Bring this Ad and get 15% OFF your purchase. See store for details.Enjoy our wide selection of natural stones, pearls, crystals, sterling beads, findings, and more! Select your own beads for a LILLIAMs custom design created especially for you, or indulge yourself with a LjSantamaria original design. Unique, beautiful and exclusive necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Hablamos Espaol. 120 S. 20th Ave, Hollywood 954.374.BEAD (2323)Smoothie KingNutritious, refreshing, made to order smoothies blended with real fruit, natural juices and enhancers designed to help you achieve a healthier lifestyle. www.SmoothieKing.com 250 N. Federal Hwy, Hollywood 954.364.7093 Shop Factory DirectOffering the lowest prices on all styles of Bedroom, living room and dining room furniture, framed artwork, area rugs and other accents, pool tables, portable spas, hot tubs and much more! Come visit our showroom or shop online 24/7 www.shopfactorydirect.com 2028 Harrison St. #105 Hollywood, FL 33020 1-800-269-2216 Sage Bistro & Oyster BarChef Laurent Tasic, renowned chef and owner, is pleased to announce the opening of Sage Bistro & Oyster Bar, specializing in French-American cuisine. www.SageCafe.net 2000 Harrison St Hollywood 954.391.9466Luce Restaurant & BarServing up terrific Italian countryside favorites... Including a tasty thin crust pizza. Luce creates a comfortable yet unique dining atmosphere. Luce Restaurant & Bar offers 2-4-1 Happy Hour at the bar 7 days a week. Open for lunch and dinner. www.LuceHollywood.com1906 Harrison St Hollywood 954.920.2500 Beauty of Wax 15% OFF ALL SERVICES with mention of this adLet the experienced technicians at Beauty of Wax introduce you to a comfortable almost painless experience as we use only the finest European wax with essential oils in a lovely private Feng Shui suite. *Expires 3/31/09 www.BeautyOfWax.com 1926 Hollywood Blvd, Suite #203, Hollywood 954.620.7040Specializing in Bikini Brazilian Wax & Perfect Eyebrow Shape

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT 18 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Beauty and the Beach Tiffany Panciera 954-989-9900 Info@Panciera.com Linda Boyd 954-983-6400 LMBoyd@mac.com Panciera Memorial Home & Boyds Family Funeral Homes are proud to present our Bereavement Support ProgramWe invite you to join us for a life changing journey of healing following the loss of a loved one. If you want to resolve your loss, move beyond the pain and experience a richer quality of life, this program could make all the difference. The 5 month program will be held on the Third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 8:00 PM, the next session will be March 17, 2009. The program will run through June 16, 2009. Held at the Boyds Family Funeral Home Community Center. 6400 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33024. Complimentary seminar sponsored by Panciera Memorial Home and Boyds Family Funeral Homes. Hors doeuvres and refreshments will be served. Please bring a friend. Registration will begin at 6:30 PM.For more information contact: Brazilian superstar Daniela Mercury will bring the samba rhythms of her native Bahia to Hollywood when she headlines the inaugural Brazil on the Beach bash, a three-day celebration of Brazilian music and sports March 20-22. Mercury, an international pop star and Grammy winner, will perform at the waters edge on Hollywood Beach on Saturday, March 21, as part of an extraordinary cultural exchange that will include appearances by international sports and entertainment celebrities. The concert will climax an exciting weekend of world-class Footvolley competition, compliments of the Second Annual Pro Footvolley Tour Hollywood Beach Open, featuring many of the demanding sports greatest competitors. Footvolley is a physically challenging sport that combines elements of beach volleyball and soccer. For additional information on Brazil on the Beach, contact Manuel Pila at (954) 924-2980. Daniela Mercury

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT 19 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS 1. GERBOUD BAKERY Opened 09/02/2008 Owner: Johanne H. Cyr Type of Business: Bakery Phone: 954-923-1044 Location: 422 S. Dixie Hwy Ive always dreamed about opening my own business in order to express my creativity and this location was available at the right time. 2. MONICAS MOBILE GROOMING AND PET SITTING SERVICES, INC. Opened 01/20/2009 Owner: Monica Harper Type of Business: Mobile Pet Grooming Phone: 954-610-7828 Location: 4240 N. Ocean Dr. www.monicasmobilegrooming.comI moved to Hollywood to be closer to my family. Im a native Floridian and love the weather and beaches here. 3. SHOP FACTORY DIRECT Opened 02/21/2009 Owners: Bill Bayse and Stephanie Himes Type of Business: Retail-Home Furnishings Phone: 954-770-0678 Location: 2028 Harrison St #105 www.shopfactorydirect.com We decided Downtown Hollywood would be a good location because of the foot traffic, friendly atmosphere, and the charm of the downtown area. 4. VEDUS FISH & BURGER SHACK Opened 11/17/2008 Owner: Umberto (Bert) Gallo Type of Business: Restaurant Phone: 954-923-0433 Location: 1500 N. Broadwalk recently closed Angelos Corner, but will be re-opening in the near future. Hollywood Gazette welcomes new businesses into the community! Hollywood Gazette thanks the following businesses for donating valuable items to the Welcome Wagon baskets for new businesses in Hollywood: Anytime Fitness; Dogs Go Walking; Pest Pro Services; Gary Greenberg DMD; Yogarosa; Beauty of Wax, Cha Chi and Friends Petstuff, Arts Academy of Hollywood and the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood PHOTOS BY CHRYSTAL MARKSNew in town? Download your Hello, Hollywood participation form from www. hollywoodgazette.com or call 954-926-6662 and ask about our Hello Hollywood program for new business owners. 1 2 3 4

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT 20 ONGOINGCOLOR AND LEARN EXHIBIT Through March 22, John Zollers art series explores the idealized version of American culture taught to children through mediums such as coloring books; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.Sat., noon-4 p.m. Sun.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; $7 adults; $4 students, seniors & ages 4 -13; free to Center members & children 3 & younger. Call 954921-3274. SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION Arts camp programs for ages 3-5, 6-12 & 13-17 are offered June 8-July 3 & July 6-31; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950. TM SISTERS Through April 5, exhibition by internationally acclaimed S. Fla. sisters Tasha & Monica installations, videos & live performances; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon -4 p.m. Sun.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood; 1650 Harrison St.; $7 adults; $4 students, seniors & ages 4-13; free to Center members & children 3 & younger. Call 954-921-3274. THE AR TISTS EXHIBIT Through April, photos by Al Barge & Jeff Weisberg represent the diverse landscape created by nature, including images of Israel & U.S. national parks; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.Thurs. & 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; free. Call 954-920-8225. BEATLEMANIA NOW! Features over 30 Beatles classics performed by members of the original Broadway musical, March 5-29; Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way; $25-$30. Call 954-327-ROCK. BRINGING UP THE DEAD March 27-April 26, Christian Durans paintings include imagery based on iconic religious a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon -4 p.m. Sun.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood; 1650 Harrison St.; $7 adults; $4 students, seniors & ages 4-13; free to Center members & children 3 & younger. Call 954-921-3274. JEWISH WAR VETS SOUGHT The Jewish War Veterans of Post 613 meet Meyerhoff Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Morton Weiner, 954-961-3330. MOMS CL UB The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is a national organization for at-home mothers with monthly daytime meetings, activities, playgroups & special events. Call 954-921-2462. SCORE V OL UNTEERS SCORE #235 trains volunteers to counsel individuals in business or those who want to start a new business; 3475 Sheridan St., Suite 203. Call Phyllis Schwartz, 954-966-8415. SENIOR PR OGRAMS Free classes for ages 60+ include Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Current Events, Painting, Jewelry Making, Brain Aerobics, Bridge & Program also offered; Joseph Meyerhoff/ Southeast Focal Point Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Janet, 954-966-9805. WALKING CL UB Commit 2B Fit program for all ages on 2-mi. reaching distance goals & bandanas for canine companions; 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; free ($1.50/pp weekend/ holiday park admission for ages 6 & up). Call 954-985-1980. GOLF IN NO TIME Learn the fundamentals of golf in 6 weekly lessons; various days & times available; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $89/session. Call 954-967-4653, ext. 4.MONDAYSKINDER CHEFS Cooking class for ages 3-8; 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. BRIDGE WITH MYRA 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-921-3600 for fees. 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 954-9262480. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Stay aware of your cardiovascular health; 9:30-11 a.m.; Memorial Senior Partners, 7031 Taft St.; free. Call 954-963-8030. ADULT B ALLET CLASSES 7-8:15 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. PREN ATAL KUNDALINI 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, 954445-6775. BRIDGE WITH B ARB ARA WHITE 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $8 residents, $9 nonresidents. Call 954-921-3600. MIXED MEDIA AR T WORKSHOP For adults, 6:30-8 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Must pre-register: 954-923-1950.MONDAY WEDNESDAYMUSIC & DANCING UNDER THE STARS Mondays Theater Under the Stars series; Tuesdays Dancing in the Moonlight series; Wednesdays On the Broadwalk series; 7:309 p.m. (weather permitting); Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call 954-921-3404. MONDAY & WEDNESDAYKUNG FU CLASSES For ages 4-12; 5 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION Adult classes; 7:30-9 p.m. Mon. & 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wed.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. ATEMI-R YU KARATE Ages 5 & up learn self-defense, discipline & respect; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $40/month. Call 954-985-1980 or instructor Joseph Williams, 954-275-6121.MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYMOMMIES IN MOTION Fitness class features cardiovascular, strength a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $7/class or $60/10 classes. Call 954-864-9098. TAI CHI Adult classes; 7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. MONDAY & THURSDAYKARATE 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.MONDAY THURSDAYTEEN LOUNGE Watch TV, listen to music & play favorite board & card games with friends; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; free. Call 954-921-3511. 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 954-9213600.MONDAY SATURDAYAER OBICS AT THE YMCA Highand low-impact step aerobics; mornings & evenings; 3161 Taft St. Call Patty Ceballos, 954-989-9622. TUESDAYSR OTAR Y CL UB MEETING Lunch meeting; noon; Hollywood Rotary Clubhouse, 2349 Taylor St. Call Gary Smith, 954-889-0808. OPEN MIC JAM SESSION 10 p.m.; Shenanigans, 3303 Sheridan St. Call 954-981-9702. BONES FOR LIFE Bring a mat or blanket & learn how to stimulate bone strength through natural movement & weight-bearing posture; 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. LA UGHTER YOGA Participate in a blend of playful breathing techniques & stretching exercises that stimulate laughter; 8:30 a.m.; T.Y. Park (Pavilion 4), 3300 N. Park Rd. Call 954-9893774. GERMAN MO VIES No subtitles; 7 p.m.; German American Society of Hollywood, 6401 Washington St.; $2 (meal available for $5 at 6:30 p.m.). Call 954-3226227. PAINTING CLASSES For adults; 6:30-9 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Must preregister: 954-923-1950. BREAST CANCER SUPPOR T GR OUP 7-8:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South (1st Floor West), 3600 Washington St.; free. Call Brenda Ferriolo, 954-791-6318. 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 954-547-3079. DIABETES SUPPOR T GR OUP 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. BELLYDANCE I Adult classes, 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-9231950 for fees. BLOOD GL UCOSE CONTR OL 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. ADULT B ALLET CLASSES 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899.TUESDAY THURSDAY 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, 954237-4186. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAYDANCE CLASSES Dance Explosion offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop & lyrical/contemporary for ages 3 to teens; David Park Recreation Center, 108 N. 33 Ct.; $40/month. Call 954-985-5674.TUESDAY & THURSDAYGR OUP FITNESS Adult classes; 6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. FILM FLAM Enjoy a movie & light refreshments; 10 a.m.noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408.WEDNESDAYSJEWELR Y DESIGN & CREATION Adult art class; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274. KARATE CLASSES USA Goju Karate classes develop courtesy & 6-7 p.m. (beginner kids), 7-8 p.m. (adults); Driftwood Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $30/month resident ($20/2nd family member), $35/month nonresident. Call Ed Gonzalez, 305-801-3361. BEGINNER B ALLR OOM Adult classes; 6:15-7:15 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Must preregister: 954-923-1950. THRIFT SHOP Open to the public, volunteers needed; 9 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, 400 N. 35th Ave. Call 954-989-8304. PEE WEE TENNIS LESSONS For ages 4-8; 5:30-7 p.m.; David Park Tennis Center, 510 N. 33rd Ct.; $15/session. Call 954-967-4237. SOUTH BR OWARD BUSINESS COUNCIL Browards oldest networking business organization; 7:30-8:45 a.m.; Club at Emerald Hills, 4100 N. Hills Dr. Call Jim Stoodley, 954962-9997. MENS GOLF GR OUP 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, 954967-4653, ext. 24. JAZZ DANCE CLASSES For adults; 7:30-8:45 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-9231950 for fees. MUSIC THEOR Y CLASSES For ages 4-6 & 7-11; 3:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-9241133 for fees. CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPIN R&B ballroom dancing; 7-8:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $10. Call 954-921-3408. TEEN RETREAT Hollywood Organization for Teens offers trips, community service & peer guidance for grades 6-12; 6-8:30 p.m.; Driftwood Park Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $25 annual membership. Call Jim Warner, 954967-4241. WEDNESDAY & THURSDAYZAMAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING AR TS 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.THURSDAYSBL UE MOON THURSDAYS Performances by blues-inspired local musicians; 7-9 p.m.; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. SEWING TECHNIQUES WORKSHOP For adults; 6:30-8 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Must preregister: 954-923-1950. LA UGHTER YOGA 7-7:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. NEW YORK SALSA CLASSES For adults; 7:30-8:30 p.m. (beginners) or 8:30-9:30 p.m. (intermediate); Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St.; $10/class. Call 954-923-1950. CHEERLEADING CLASSES Little League cheerleading classes for ages 4-7; 4:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. BEREA VEMENT SUPPOR T GR OUP Share your loss with others; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St.; free. Presented by Hospice By The Sea. Must RSVP: 954-985-6371. BELLYDANCE II Adult classes; 6:15-7:15 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-9231950 for fees. BNI HOLLYWOOD SYNER GY CHAPTER Members of BNI (Business Network Intl.), a business & professional networking organization, share ideas, contacts & referrals; 7 a.m. breakfast meeting; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, 305-651-5777 OJIMA ENER GY EMPOWERMENT CIR CLE Noninvasive, relaxing mind-body technique includes a 15-minute guided imagery & intention contemplation with founders/ facilitators Gilbert & Mary Lou Cruz, 7-8:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5 donation. Call 954-921-3600. RHYTHM TAP CLASSES For adults; 5-6 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-9231950 for fees. TAI CHI CLASSES 10-11:30 a.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $50/month adults; $30/ month ages 60+. Call 954-921-3408. ADULT JAZZ/EXER CISE 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899. KINDERMUSIK CLASSES For children 18 months & older; 10:30-11:15 a.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees.FRIDAYSFUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Downtown CRA series features an outdoor movie, Mama Clown & Friends, face painting, a bounce house, magic & more; 5-9 p.m.; Anniversary Park, Hollywood Blvd. & 20th Ave.; free. Call 954-921-3016. KIDS EAT FREE DOWNTOWN Through April, ages 10 & younger can enjoy a free kids menu meal; 4-7 p.m.; participating downtown restaurants are Cafe Italia, Huangs Mandarin House, A La Turca, Dolce Vita, or Sage Cafe & Oyster Bar; each child must be accompanied by an adult ordering an entre from the regular menu. Call 954-921-3016. TIKI SUNSETS HAPPY HOUR Features live music & entertainment at the poolside Lava Tiki Bar & Grille; 6-9 p.m.; Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, 4000 S. Ocean Dr.; no cover charge & free valet parking before 7 p.m. Call 954-454-4334. PLAZA PERFORMANCES Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy live entertainment; 7-9 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. FL. POP SHOP Interactive pop workshop with master instructor Aquaboogy exposes students of all levels to the hip-hop art of popping & locking in a party atmosphere; 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $12. Call 954-282-8300. AD V ANCED SALSA WORKSHOPS New York Salsa workshops for adults feature a monthly salsa party; 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call Mambo con Cache, 754-244-7246. RAINBOW AR T CLASS For ages 2-3; 4-4:45 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-9241133 for fees. 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 restaurants in Hollywood. Call 954-723-9608. SUPERVISED BRIDGE PLAY 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5 residents, $6 nonresidents. Call 954-921-3600. GR OUP SALSA CLASSES Beginner/intermediate level; 8-9 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $12. Call 954-282-8300.FRIDAY SUNDAYDOG BEACH OF HOLLYWOOD Dogs must have current rabies tag & owners are responsible for waste cleanup; 3-7 p.m.; North Beach between Pershing & Custer streets; weekend daily pass is $5/resident, $10/nonresident (per dog); 6-month pass is $30/resident, $60/nonresident. Call 954-9213404.SATURDAYSIMAGIN ATION HOUR The Arts Academy of Hollywood presents storytelling combined with interactive activities for children; 3-4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-9231950. AR T CLASSES Integrated art for children or drawing & ceramics classes for adults; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times & fees. TAI CHI 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: 954963-0200. FITNESS BOOT CAMP 10:30 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 or 954-963-7712. ADULT YOGA CLASSES Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times & fees. ABCS (ABS, B ALANCE AND CORE) Creative exercises focus on all abdominal muscles; 10:30 a.m.; Visual Arts Pavilions aerobics room, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $10/class. Call 954547-3079. TAP/AFRICAN DANCE DRUMMING For adults; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-9231950 for fees. POLE BOOTCAMP Pilates-based workout using the pole; 12:15 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $20. Call 954-282-8300. ADULT DRAWING & CERAMICS Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times & fees.SATURDAY & SUNDAYCASTAWAY ISLAND All ages can experience the aquatics facilitys new zero-entry lagoon; 9:30 a.m.-5:20 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $6.50/person + $1.50 park entrance fee for ages 6 & up. Call 954-985-1980. AQU ARIUM: BEHIND THE SCENES Get a closer look at a 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium; 2-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1. Call 954-926-2480.SUNDAYSOR GANIC GREEN MARKET Featuring Joshs Organic Garden; 9 a.m.5:31 p.m., rain or shine; Harrison St. & the Broadwalk. Call 954-456-3276. PALM COUR T JAZZ Light & breezy jazz performances; 4-6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. TAI CHI Adult classes; 9 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees.SUN., March 1VINTAGE SOUTH FLORIDA FESTIV AL 4th annual event features themed entertainment, historical talks, tours, exhibits, book signings, an old-time speakeasy, vintage tiki bar, Antique & Collectible Market, pre-WWII vehicle display & Kids Fun Zone; noon-6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free admission. Call 954-921-3016. DREAM CAR CLASSIC Features pre-1980 vehicles, DJ music, a bounce house & awards; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hollywood Blvd. west of Young Circle; free admission. Call 954-926-3377. THE VILLAGE GATHERING Enjoy a performance by the Drumming With Ndakhte Troupe, a drum circle (drums CALENDARof eventsEmail your Hollywood events to calendar@hollywoodgazette.com by the 15th of the month prior to event.

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT 21 provided), nature walk, exotic food, tropical beverages & desserts; 5-8 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $15/ages 13 & up, $7.50/ages 12 & under. Call 954-926-2480. COIN & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Presented by Gold Coast Coin Club of Hollywood; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Ct.; free. Call 954-967-4236. UNCO VER OUR PAST: AR CHAEOLOGY DAY Learn about the importance of archaeology in our lives with displays, guest speakers, walking tours & childrens activities; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1 Exhibit Hall admission. Call 954-926-2480. TUES., March 3THE MAGIC SPOTLIGHT Magic variety show hosted by comedy magician Avi Frier; 8 p.m.; The Improv (at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino), 5700 Seminole Way; $16.95 & 2-drink min. Call 954-586-7319. SOUTHEAST REPUBLICAN CL UB Refreshments served; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; metered parking. Call Ed Napolitano, 954-296-0041. THE JOY OF YIDDISH CL UB The entire community is invited to enjoy Yiddish humor, traditional folk songs & a discussion of Yiddish culture, heritage & hochma; 10:30 a.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; free. Call 954-920-8225.WED., March 4SIERRA CL UB MEETING For all ages; 7-9 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480. A PHILOSOPHER ASKS LECTURE Author/education professor Dr. Michael Schleifer will discuss Why Should Anyone Decide to do the Right Thing (When its easier, more convenient or more pleasurable not to); 7:30 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; free for temple members, $10 for nonmembers. Call 954-920-8225. TAX SEMIN ARS Sales & Use Tax (10 a.m.) & Documentary Stamp Tax (1 p.m.); Dept. of Revenue Service Center, 6565 Taft St.; free. Call 954-967-1821.THURS., March 5MANGR O VE AD VENTURE HIKE For all ages; 2-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954-926-2480. SAFETY TOWN For ages 6-7, in conjunction with Florida Bicycle Month; times by appointment; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; free. Call Jennifer Belyeu, 954276-5991. N ATURE CENTER MEETING Friends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center volunteer meeting for ages 13 & up; 7-9 p.m.; 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480.FRI., March 6COMBING THR OUGH LIFES TANGLES Opening of the musical set in a beauty salon, which runs March 6-8, 13 & 14; 8 p.m.; Hollywood Playhouse, 2640 Washington St.; $35 general admission, $20 students (proceeds Humanity). Call 954-922-0404. SALSA DANCE PAR TY Fundraiser for the arts, for adults; 9:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St.; $10. Call Mambo con Cache, 754-244-7246. DATE NITE Fun activities for ages 2-8; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. NETWORKING SOCIAL Biz to Biz Networking event for young professionals; 6-10 p.m.; Pangaea lounge (at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino), 5711 Seminole Way; $10. Call 954-838-9644.SAT., March 7A UCTION/CASINO NIGHT Features poker, blackjack, roulette, craps & wheel of fortune, with Temple Beth El; 7 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; $25 for $25 in chips & 1st drink free. Call 954-9208225. BICYCLE R ODEO Ages 4-12 can bring their bikes for a fun safety awareness clinic, prizes & helmet giveaways; 9-11 a.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; free. Call 954967-4240. KAYAK FOR BEGINNERS Skills include basic stroke, longdistance paddling, sea-kayaking & safety; 9-11:30 a.m.; Holland Park, Johnson St. & & 6th Ave.; $35 (ages 15+); must pre-register. Call instructor Colleen, 954-328-5231. 2009 WORSHIP SUMMIT SIMULCAST Integrity Live invites worship leaders, singers, bands & technicians to join worship teams across the U.S. for this raining event; 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Sheridan Hills Baptist Church, 3751 Sheridan St.; registration includes free admission to the simulcast worship concert March 6. Call Dottie, 954-9614250, ext. 347. WATERWAY CLEANUP For all ages; bring gloves, sun block, sunglasses, hats & drinking water; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480.SUN., March 88TH ANNU AL HOME TOUR Tour of 6 homes in the historic Lakes area conducted by the Hollywood Historical Society; continuous tours from1-4 p.m.; meet in First Baptist Church parking lot, 1701 Monroe St.; $20, or $18 in advance; free parking. Call 954-923-5590. WALKATHON Arts Academy of Hollywood fundraiser at the ArtsPark at Young Circle offers prizes for top earners; noon; meet at 11:30 a.m. at the Arts Academy, 1955 Hollywood Blvd. Call 954-923-1950. BICYCLE SCA VENGER HUNT Each team/family will be given a treasure map, with prizes for 1st-3rd place; bring bike & helmet; 11 a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $1.50 park entrance fee for ages 6 & older. Call 954-985-1980. WALK 4 LOLA Palsy Foundation; 8:15 a.m. (7 a.m. registration); ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954920-2522.CALENDAR continues on page 23

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT 22 Whether you believe March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb or not, most of us share one thought about March: we enjoy celebrating St. Patricks Day. This year, Hollywood has the luck of the Irish with an authentic Irish pub eatery smack dab in the middle of downtown. So, with culinary foresight and beer, entertainment and Irish fare on my mind, I ventured forth to Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & Restaurant. Even before the eatery opened, word on the street was that Irish native owners nightmarish delays despite their combined decades of experience in bar and nightclub management in both the US (Connecticut) and abroad in Ireland and Australia. So in the spirit of Murphys Law, I invited the than --Murphys Law Firm. Despite the sports bar elements, you cant help but be struck by the cozy ambiance that has already drawn a steady stream of regulars. Smartly designed touches include: a wall juke box, pool table, lush oak wood floors and beams, comfy booths, a 10 projection screen, six Offering a 20% Hero Discount to Firefighters, Police Officers, and Military Personnel has helped bring in public servant clientele, and although we arrived for an early lunch, groups of uniformed officers already filled the booths. I usually dont start with a liquid lunch, but an Irish Pub outing wouldnt be a true experience without the beer, so we tasted a sample flight of five beers including Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, and Carlsberg and Stone Pale Ale. Quetzy preferred the Harp, but my favorite was the almost sweetish Carlsberg, deciding the Guinness, Smithwicks (all $5.50/glass) and Stone Pale Ale ($6/glass) were a bit too bitter for our tastes. I asked the officers who of the 18 off the job domestic and international beers on tap and 10 other types of brew were their favorites. Without blinking an eye, they said Smithwicks and Stone. They understood our choices, they said, because Harp and Carlsberg are chick drinks. Plain as day, I guess. Ironically, however, the men were eating salads, of which there are many, so I asked, why would guys come to a guy place to sip iced tea and eat chick food (salads). Because were guys and we like it here. With that I realized I may never figure out the opposite sex, but, luckily, I think I figured out the Mickey Byrnes menu. Like the fact theres a huge selection of appetizers ranging from Popcorn shrimp ($7.95), Crab Cakes ($8.95), every type of Burger: Angus, Mickeys sirloin, and turkey ($7 to $8), and more. Everyone knows you cant visit a Pub/ bar without trying the wings, so we did -Mickeys Wings ($6.95), tossed in their own zesty homemade buffalo sauce (choice of BBQ), with celery and bleu cheese dressing. We sampled the wings both hot and spicy and regular. Quetzy and I both agreedorder the spicy. Unfortunately, we were too early for traditional St Pattys Day Corned Beef and Cabbage ($11.95 dinner), but Flynn reassured me therell be plenty to go around on the luckiest day of the month (price that day not yet determined). However, we tried a number of other Irish dishes and we were glad we did. We shared the delightful homemade light but creamy Potato Soup, ($4.95) as Soup of the Day. Next, we tried the Pubs most popular dish: Flynns Shepherds Pie ($8.95 lunch, $9.95 dinner)Ground sirloin and diced ultra light golden browned homemade mashed potatoes. However, my favorite was the Beef & Guinness Pie ($9.95 lunch, $10.95 dinner). This rich stout-infused beef stew featured tender flavorful meat in an amazing flaky puff pastry that could serve as a dish in itself. In fact, while both Quetzy and I are not sausage lovers, we were so smitten with Flynns pastry that we adored the Irish Sausage Rolls ($6.95) featuring Bangers wrapped in a flaky puff pastry, accompanied by an amazing homemade cocktail and mayo sauce. Quetzys favorite was the Fish N Chips ($10.95 lunch, $12.95 dinner). Beer battered in Harp, the Grouper arrived with made from scratch home fries and homemade Cole slaw. Finally, with all that food down the hatch, I started musing over what is lunch. Its a funny mealeither Im still kind of hungry, or it fills me up too much, or if its too good, it leaves me thinking about dinner. In this case, I was pleasantly full, and not just dreaming about dinner, but also the Corned Beef and Cabbage, sipping on chick drinks, or an Irish Coffee, and wait for the Leprechauns to show up.Get lucky at Mickey Byrnes this St. Pattys Day LAURA BURDICK SHERMAN DINING COLUMN Send your dining suggestions and feedback to laura@hollywoodgazette.com 1921 Hollywood BlvdDOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD (954) 921-2317Open 11 am 2 am Seven days a week ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Irish Sausage Rolls ($6.95) featuring Bangers wrapped in a flaky puff pastry, accompanied by an amazing homemade cocktail and mayo sauce PHOTO: LAURA BURDICK SHERMAN

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT 23 MON., March 9NETWORKING SOCIAL Biz to Biz Networking event for young professionals; 5:307:30 p.m.; Sage Oyster Bar, 2000 Harrison St.; $10. Call 954-838-9644. UNEMPLOYMENT TAX SEMIN AR Presented by the Fla. Dept. of Revenue; 10 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-967-1821.WED., March 11MOONLIGHT PADDLE TOUR Guided tour for adults through a wetland preserve; 7:309:30 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $20 (must prepay). Call 954-926-2480. L UPUS SUPPOR T GR OUP MEETING Conducted by Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter; 6:30-8 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South (Auditorium 3), 3600 Washington St. Call 800-3390586.THURS., March 12ST. PATS KICK OFF CONCER T Glen Road will perform with Connie Dover by special engagement as part of Blue Moon Thursdays; 7 p.m.; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. HOLLYWOOD AR T GUILD MEETING Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call Peggy Austen, 954-924-1818.FRI., March 13BR OADWALK FRIDAY FEST Matthew Sabatellas Ramblin String Band performs with special Irish guests; 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call Beach CRA, 954924-2980. SAT., March 14 ST. B ALDRICKS FUNDRAISER Volunteers will have their heads shaved to raise funds & show solidarity with children with cancer as part of this Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & Restaurant, 1921 Hollywood Blvd. Call 954-921-2317. HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCER T Bring a lawn chair, blanket & picnic basket for rock n roll by Crisis; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Amphitheatre, 6770 LANDSCAPE STR OLL Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954-926-2480.SUN., March 15ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE & FESTIV AL Annual downtown celebration features Irish folk & rock bands, pipe bands, marching bands & community groups; noon-6 p.m. (1 p.m. parade); Hollywood Blvd. west of Young Circle; free admission. Call 954-921-3404. FAMILY DAY Features a hands-on art activity for all ages based on a current art exhibition; 1-3 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; free. Call 954-921-3274. SUN., March 15 MEET THE A UTHOR Features Richard Weilheimer, author of Be Happy, Be Free, Dance! A Holocaust Survivors Message to His Grandchildren; 2:30 p.m.; Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, Inc., 2031 Harrison St.; free. RSVP: Regina Burgess, 954929-5690, ext. 209.WEDS., March 18PAR TY WITH A PURPOSE Monthly networking event that brings business leaders together for networking, food, charity fund raising, door prizes and fun! 100% of $10 entrance fee is donated to different local charity each month. Dave & Busters; 3000 Oakwood Blvd.; 5:30 7:30 p.m. For more info or to RSVP call 954926-6662.THURS., March 19SAFETY TOWN For ages 6-7, in conjunction with Florida Bicycle Month; times by appointment; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; free. Call Jennifer Belyeu, 954-276-5991.FRI., March 20FAMILY HAYRIDE & CAMPFIRE Includes hayride, hot chocolate, marshmallows, chocolate & graham crackers; 6-9 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $3 for ages 3 & older. Call 954-985-1980.FRI. SUN., March 20-22BRAZIL ON THE BEACH Celebration of Brazilian music & sports includes the Second Annual Pro Footvolley Tour Hollywood Beach Open, a sambarock concert by Grammy-winning pop star Daniela Mercury, childrens activities, arts & crafts; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun.; free. Call Beach CRA, 954-924-2980.SAT., March 21BUNNY TRAIN RIDE the Easter Bunny & a photo; 8 a.m.-noon; meet at David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33 Ct.; $16 adults (limit 2 per child), $14 children. Call 954-967-4236. N ATURE BIKE HIKE Bring a helmet & trail bike or bicycle with wide tires for a naturalist-led interpretive tour of the south trail; 11 a.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954-926-2480 AR TWALK Stroll through Downtown Hollywoods galleries & boutiques & enjoy complimentary refreshments at all galleries & participating businesses; 7-10 p.m.; guided map available at Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2028 Harrison St., Suite 1; free. Call Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. ECOACTION DAY Volunteers ages 13 & up can clean up trash, plant native plants, and/or remove non-native invasive plants; wear long sleeves/pants & closed-toe shoes, & bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, drinking water & optional extra tools; 9 a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480.SUN., March 225TH ANNU AL MITZV AH DAY Donate blood, make sandwiches for meal programs, sort clothing donations & stuff backpacks for Kids In Distress; donations of new toiletries, new/gently worn clothing, toys & nonperishable food items are needed; 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call 954-920-8225.FRI., March 27BR OADWALK FRIDAY FEST Oriente performs Afro-Cuban fusion music; 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. CLASSIC CRUISE NIGHT Pre-1978 classic car show presented by Beach CRA; 6-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Broadwalk; free admission (cars must register). Call 954-926-3377. DATE NITE Fun activities for ages 2-8; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees.SAT., March 28HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCER T Bring a lawn chair, blanket & picnic basket for country music by Sundown; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Amphitheatre, 6770 BUNNY TRAIN RIDE the Easter Bunny & a photo; 8 a.m.-noon; meet at David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33 Ct.; $16 adults (limit 2 per child), $14 children. Call 954-967-4236. FAMILY TRAIL HIKE Get an up-close look at the unique elements of the Mangrove Swamp during a leisurely guided stroll on the Lake Observation Trail boardwalk; 10-11 a.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954926-2480. JOYFUL SHABB AT RENEWAL SERVICES Traditional Jewish worship along with yoga, meditation, a spirited Torah discussion & music with provided instruments; bring a dairy or vegetarian dish for 4 to share after services; 10 a.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; free. Call 954920-8225.SUN., March 29SYMPHONY SERIES SPRING CONCER T Bring a chair or blanket & enjoy a performance by the Symphony of the Americas; 6-8 p.m.; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954921-3500.CALENDAR continued from page 21 Michael S. Brown PUBLISHER Meredith A. Brown EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jennifer Sandomir GENE RAL MANAGER / ASSOC. 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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT 25 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Treasure hunters may get lucky at March 20 auctionEmerald Hills Extra Closet is hold ing a public auction on Friday, March 20th at 12 noon. Bidding begins at $5 for the contents of a locked unit so bring your cash! Units may contain furniture, elec tronics, jewelry, clothes or a pot of gold! Be here early with your ID to sign in and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee. Emerald Hills Extra Closet does not inventory the units before they are auc tioned. The winning bidder purchases the entire unit contents to explore for themselves. Cant make it to this auction? Call and ask to be put on their Call List for future auctions. Emerald Hills Extra Closet is lo cated just west of I-95 on the South side of Sheridan St. For more information, call at 954-966-2577. Broward (954) 923-6505 Dade (305) 944-2020 Fax (954) 921-5050 LOCAL DELIVERY $10 MIN. ORDEROpen Mon. Sat. 5 10 p.m. Closed Sundays954 923-7250 Catering Party Trays Available Large Cheese Pizza (16), Chicken Parmesan Dinner, Lasagna (Meat or Spinach), Spaghetti (Meatball or Meat Sauce), Penne and Broccolli (w/garlic and olive oil), Manicotti, Stuffed Shells, Baked Ziti, Linguini (White or Red Clam Sauce), Includes soup or salad & garlic rolls.Not valid with other promotions and on holidays. Please mention coupon when ordering. (One coupon per order) Take Out or Delivery Only. Exp. 3/31/09 M I X & M A T CH Pick any two for ONLY $17.95 CASH ON LY We Deliver! Exp. 3/31/09 Pizza 10 Small Pizza 12 Medium Chicken Parm Sub Meatball Parm Sub Eggplant Parm Sub Ham & Cheese Sub Lasagne Chicken Parm Dinner Baked Ziti ManicottiSpaghetti w/ meat sauceLinguine (White or red clam sauce)Exp. 3/31/09 50% OFFBUY ONE GET SECOND DINNER OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE FOR 50% OFF NO LIMITS! CASH ON LY Not valid with other promotions and on holidays. Please mention coupon when ordering.(One coupon per order or table.) Not valid with other promotions and on holidays. Please mention coupon when ordering. One coupon per order or table. Not valid with other promotions and on holidays. Please mention coupon when ordering. One coupon per order or table. CASH ON LY CASH ON LY16 LARGE 2 TOPPING PIZZA ONLY $12.95 20 EXTRA LARGE 2 TOPPING PIZZA ONLY $14.95 Exp. 3/31/09

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT 26 Lakes Section Civic Association President Terry Cantrell. According to record, Zyscovich had agreed to submit design guidelines for Hollywoods downtown by December, but delayed the deadline until March. After a brief discussion led by Mayor Peter Bober, Commissioner Heidi OSheehan questioned why Abele couldnt wait twenty business days. Commissioner Linda Sherwood said she requested someone from Zyscovichs office attend the meeting, and wanted to know why that hadnt happened. Zyscovichs office did not return phone calls to the Gazette. Southern Facilities spokesperson rushing before Zyscovichs Plan, Block 55, LLC filed almost 2 years ago for the zoning change. The risk with waiting is in losing the tenant as well as loan interests. WSG moved forward while Block 55 waited 5 years just to get to file. There just seemed to be one obstacle after another. The previous project known as WSG came up frequently in the discussion as height of the buildings in the project and around Young Circle surfaced as a leading reason for dispute. Epstein presented his view of finally drawing a line in the sand and that buildings need to stop trying to be higher than the previous project. Detailed drawings reflected varying buildings, heights, and setbacks. HLSCA agrees with the planning directors comment that WSG 22 story building has led to projects with more height. Its exactly what we predicted would happen and thats what simple, said Cantrell. With height remaining an issue, Cantrell said he hopes Abele will lower the planned building by eight feet. But the buildings proposed Crawford, president of the Parkside Civic Association. If you think about it, 25 stories is not a huge jump in height compared to the WSG building which was approved at 22 stories, said Crawford in a letter of support from the civic association to the commission. Ultimately, the commissioners dismissed the idea of waiting until March, and a steady stream of the red clad troop quietly filed from the room. However, others stayed to make their point. Particularly irate was Charlotte Greenberg, Hollywood resident and President of The Broward Coalition, representing over 200 condos, home owner associations and communities in Broward County. Its just an outrage. Its a betrayal of the public trust. Because they spent hundreds of thousands of tax dollars on the Z team [Zyscovich], and theyre just plowing ahead. They all said Lets have a master plan. That was the whole point, so you dont go in anyway. Its really malfeasance. Youve got five people who evidently dont understand that public service doesnt mean that public is to serve public officials, the public officials are to serve the public said Greenberg. Greenberg said she felt particularly betrayed by Asseffs vote for the project since Asseff had previously indicated she would support waiting. Cantrell said his organization is concerned with traffic and design guidelines, but not development. Were not opposed to developing that property. We want to see something good developed there. We still have serious concerns about the traffic and theres going to be a lot more traffic on both Polk Street and 17th avenue now. The project is going through the approval process without addressing the HLSCAs serious concerns over traffic, said Cantrell. After listening to a long list of A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE: The Block 55 Project proposes to transform the blighted site of the former Grey hound Bus Station and Town House Apartments in downtown Hollywood into 424 residential units and 70,000 square feet of retail space. BLOCK 55 CONT. FROM PG. 1 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Residence No. Bed/Bath Approx. Sq. Ft. WAS: 502 1 BR, 1 BA815 $225,0001005 2 BR, 2 BA1164 $350,000914 3 BR, 2 BA1480 $498,000Sample of residences to be sold: Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representation of the developer. For correct representations, make reference to the documents required by section 718.503 Florida statutes, to be furnished by developer to a buyer or a lessee. Not an offer where prohibited. Including NY and NJ. Price, features, amenities and square footage are approximate and subject to change without notice. See Sales Center for details. Rooftop pool with sundeck Recent auction buyers set the prices... and we listened! Receive up to 50% OFF original purchase prices.On-site Sales Center:(954) 929-65561830 Radius Drive, Hollywood FL 33020 NOW: $122,000 $181,000 $271,000 Now available at Act now these prices won't last much longer! Developed by Lane Investment & Development Services. Premier Sales Group, Inc. Exclusive Sales & Marketing Agent. Licensed Real Estate Broker. Broker Participation Welcome.auction pricing without the auction!The newest, PREMIER building in Hollywood! Located directly on Young Circle with spectacular amenities 62994_radius_holywood_gazette.indd 1 2/18/09 4:39 PM

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT 27 interested parties ranging from Office of Planning Director Jaye Epstein, developer Abele, Cantrell, and others, the commissioners voted to let the project pass on to a second reading. Abele said he was pleased with the commissioners decision to finally let this project move forward, but offered a snapshot into whether he will change the projects height. Except for the single condition, its exactly what we were trying to achieve. We went there to get our project approved and the city sought to put a condition in the approval and that we work with the city staff between now and March 18 to review the feasibility of reducing the building. The director of planning and zoning has asked the city to establish a standard maximum height for the building around the circle. He has suggested that should be the height of the WSG building depending on how you measure it is somewhere bet 236 ft and 251 ft. I do not believe there is any reason for us to reduce the height, said Abele. Citing a long history of trying to move ahead with this project, Abele said the first public hearing on this project was Resolution 23 on November 19, 2002. He said he has spent over $27 million and nine years on Block 55, and the project wont likely start for at least a year. Its still over a year of work with planning, design and permits, said Abele. Cantrell scoffed at the significance of a second reading by the commission. With the first reading completed, the project now goes on to a second reading. The first reading pretty much means its a done deal. The second reading is a rubber stamp. It could fail in a second reading, but that rarely ever happens, said Cantrell. According to city spokesperson and Public Relations Coordinator voted up or down based upon its merits. Zyscovich is expected to hold a public meeting to announce setbacks, height and floor area ratios at a March 10 meeting. 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The well manicured backyard is completely fenced in for privacy. Here is a stunning extra large waterfront estate. No expense was spared on this 2007 construction. This never lived in, 2 story 5 bedroom and 4 bath is offering 4,590 sq. ft. of pure luxury. 1245 MADISON STREET Key West meets Hollywood Lakes! This 3,711 sq. ft., 5 bedroom 4 bathroom pool home is just steps away from South Lake and less than 1 mile to the beach. Featuring 2 master suites and a maid in law quarters. Family room is overlooking a new 33 x18 ft. salt water pool. All this surrounded by marble and professional landscaping! Oversized gourmet kitchen is detailed with mosaic tile, Kraft made cabinets & Sile stone countertops, gas kitchen aid, and a wraparound wet bar. Includes new roof and 3 A/C units. This property is situated on a double lot and ready for a fast close.1246 MADISON STLocated in exclusive hollywood lakes on a double lot, less than 2 miles from the beach. Walking distance to lake. This luxurious 3/2 pool home is completely renovated with new electrical and Also new windows, roof and AC. The updated and custom wood cabinets. The bathrooms are are french doors in the master bedroom and den/ family room that lead out into a garden and a new 15x33 ft. salt water pool. My mission is to meet all your real estate needs AND EXCEED your expectations. Civic Association EFFERSON STN. NORTH LAKE DR. HOLLYWOOD LAKES LISTINGS All too often we are too busy complaining about our services, yet when we get exceptional service we never pass on the compliment. A few months ago I hired Mr. Rick Milea to list and sell my waterfront property located at 940 N. North Lake Dr. Hollywood, Florida. After being in the Real Estate business for over twenty years, I have never come into contact with such a remarkable individual. Mr. Milea has a motto That there is no such thing as a bad market, ONLY BAD MARKETING. Rick went above and beyond my expectations and just a few days ago I closed on my property. I want you to know that you have a gem of a salesman and I would be happy to offer my recommendation to anyone that is considering hiring a Licensed Real Estate Consultant. Respectfully, GARY S. EAGER, President Game Investments Inc.THE SELLERS TESTIMONIAL To: Keller Williams Elite Properties Re: Rick Milea There is No Such Thing as a Bad Market Only Bad Marketing Sheridan Lakes $56,900 Hollywood Hills area. Priced to sell fast. 1 Bedroom. Low Maintenance. Act Now. Hollywood Hills Gem $229,900. 3/2. Corner Lot. 2 Car Garage. Eat-in kitchen. Screened Patio. Owner wants action.Prices have dropped a lot in the past few years. Now is the time to buy. Call Martin Hoffman, P.A. Helping Clients Since 1985. Call or e-mail me for a foreclosure list. SELLING FOR OVER 23 YEARS!CELL: 954-605-4823 DIRECT: 954-874-9961martinhoffman@keyes.comMARTIN J. HOFFMAN P.A.

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