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3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021 POSTMASTER: TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL. PLEASE DELIVER BY MARCH 1. IN THIS ISSUE IN EVERY ISSUE YOUR ULTIMATE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS HOLL YWOOD www.hollywoodgazette.com PET OF THE MONTH ............... 8 BABY OF THE MONTH ............ 10 DINING REVIEW ..................... 22 HOLLYWOOD CROSSWORD ..... 24 CALENDAR OF EVENTS ...20,21,23An almost year long wait ended recently when the mysterious Mr. Z strode into a March 10th meeting at City Hall. The fabled hero, however, did not show up clad in a Spanish cape, Andalusian hat, black cowl mask, and flashing a sharpened rapier. Instead, Hollywoods highlyanticipated architect arrived clad in business suit casual, armed with a laser pointer, blueprints, Power Point presentations, and a team of architects. Thats because in this case, Z stands not for Zorro, but for Miami-based architect Bernard Zyscovich, creator of the Hollywood Young Circle Master Plan, most frequently referred to as The Z Plan. Although the city of Hollywood hired Zyscovich to conduct the Hollywood Commercial Corridor Study of 441, Hollywood Blvd., Dixie Highway, and Federal Highway, and is creating the Hollywood Beach CRA Master Plan, the downtown Young Circle Master Plan has garnered the greatest controversy. Zyscovich said he was impressed by forum attendees attentiveness. I think it went really well. What was very heartening to me was there were representatives of the community, business organizations, neighborhood groups, the mayor and commission, and there seemed to be a willing endorsement, said the quiet, unassuming design heavyweight. Upgrading and tweaking the 2004 Master Plan, the 2009 version and added detail, sub-areas labeled Districts, and boundary extensions to include Fillmore Street on the north, Monroe Street on the south and 22nd Avenue on the west. The goal of the Master Plan, according to the Downtown Community Redevelopment Agency [CRA] is to establish new zoning codes for the Young Circle and North Office/Mixed Use Districts. According to Hollywood Downtown CRA Director Neil Fritz, the CRA worked with the citys office of Planning, and acted as project manager. Fritz said the Downtown CRA also paid $100,000 for the Master Plan, and an additional $100,000 for the zoning regulations for the Young Circle Area and the North Downtown District. The Downtown CRA helmed the Public Forum. Highlights of the presentation included introducing the concept of eliminating density as a means of calculating space by utilizing floor area room and height instead. I think the public forum was very successful. Zyscovich presented a great deal of new information, especially regarding proposed heights and the floor Z-PLAN continues on pg. 5 A local fitness expert is on a mission to change the shape of Hollywood. Shondelle Solomon-Miles, a personal trainer and the owner of Synergize! weight-loss studio in Hollywood, has introduced Your Best Body Challenge, a free program that could help hundreds of Hollywood adults transform their bodies in 12 weeks. Your Best Body Challenge is part of the fitness and weight-loss contest phenomenon started by the hit TV show The Biggest Loser. Participants will weigh in each week at the studios east Hollywood location and will be provided with a a comprehensive work-out guide to follow outside of the studio. The Saturday work-outs are going to be kick-butt at the studio with me and my staff, said Solomon-Miles. The local weight-loss challenge is open to all Hollywood residents ages 18 and older, and ages 15 to 17 with parental participation. At the time of press there were over 150 registered participants. I know that people are not really investing in personal training or even gym memberships right now due to the economy so I am really doing this to get people CHALLENGE cont. on pg. 27 Shape Up, Hollywood! Free, 12-week program set to begin April 18 SONIA BEFORE SONIA AFTER LOSE THAT SPARE TIRE! Synergize participants have been spotted pushing a bus in neutral as a group across the facilitys parking lot SLENDER, SEXY AND PROUD: Hollywood resident Sonia Tigero has shed 112 pounds since she began her training at Synergize! January, 21 2008.by Caron Conway Lead Correspondent by Laura Burdick-Sherman Senior Correspondent The Block 55 Project proposes to transform the blighted site of the former Greyhound Bus Station and Town House Apartments in downtown Hollywood into 424 residential units and 70,000 square feet of retail space. Block 55 project continues to move forward with Z-plan unveiling ZYSCOVICH FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS HOLLYWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETYS ANNUAL HOME TOUR THE STARS OF HOLLYWOOD 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. far north as Palm Beach, and as far south as Coral Gables to tour an eclectic range of seven homes in Hollywood, mostly on Adams Street in the Lakes District. P AGE 18 P AGE 26CBS 4 News Reporter Jorge Estevez with 2009 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Beth Kroll of Valley Bank.

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 8 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? My name is RYI DOG and I am 4 years old. I am a 13 pound Jack Russell. I know how to BARK!! I am the watch dog of my home. I love to travel. I can even be cozy to my Mom and Dad, Mark and Erika Butler. I can get anything I want if I do not bark and I love cucumbers. I am also on the hunt for a companion! I am pretty selective, so wish me luck. Photo submitted by: Erika Ashley ButlerI have three goals for disease management as a primary care Internist prevention, early detection, and effective treatment. Modern medicine has made in effective treatment for most diseases. Most people participate in some form of early detection such as screening colonoscopies, annual mammograms, or bone density tests. Unfortunately, prevention is frequently overlooked or underutilized. Prevention may be the only way to treat some diseases. It is certainly the best way to stay happy and healthy. Preventing coronary artery disease is certainly better than having bypass surgery. Preventing emphysema is better than living dependent on a tank of oxygen. Preventing cancer is preferable than enduring surgeries, radiation treatments, and chemotherapy. Preventing disease is not complicated. Most people know the basics but their daily lives. In summary, diet and exercise are the two key ingredients. Why is this true? The common denominator behind many chronic degenerative diseases is oxidative stress. It is what occurs as a by-product of our daily metabolism. When our bodies burn sugar and fat as an energy source, by-products are formed called free radicals. Free radicals are charged particles that damage our cells. They damage the lining of our arteries, called the endothelium. When this occurs lesterol and other substances which can lead to heart attacks, peripheral artery disease, and strokes. Foods and supplements that are erative processes contain substances called anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants mop up the free radicals before they can damage our bodies, and by doing so reduce our risk of developing heart disease, cancers, and other degenerative illnesses. The best source of these anti-oxidants in nature are fruits and vegetables. Studies have shown that people whose diets contain the lowest percentiles of fruits and vegetables have double to triple the cancer rates of normal individuals. People often turn to vitamins and other nutritional supplements to improve their diets. Unfortunately, vitamins alone cant begin to replicate the thousands of different nutrients found in fresh fruits and vegetables. Americans dont suffer from a vitamin incorporate 9 servings daily of fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Some nutraceutical products are servings of fresh fruits and vegetables into their daily routine. For example, JuicePlus+ is a combination of 17 fruits and vegetables which have been dried, concentrated, and put in capsule form. I use this product myself. The next supplement I would recommend is Fish Oil capsules. They provide Omega-3 fatty acids which are antiThere is a lot of truth to the saying An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Become a partner with your physician in staying healthy. Good habits, healthy diet, and regular exercise dont require a medical degree.Dr. Wilbur practices at Safecare Medical appointment with Dr. Wilbur please contact his An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure BY RICHARD J. WILBUR M.D.ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM9 area ratio, eliminating density calculations and replacing it with maximum heights, and maximum floor area ratio gives flexibility to architects and developers. This is a different way of approaching density and my sense is it will provide us the balance we need to get the best projects, said CRA Director Neil Fritz. Fritz said the next step is the presentation to citys planning and zoning board and then on to be heard by the City Commission, scheduled tentatively for April. City officials, who attended the forum, nodded in apparent agreement, while many others in the room took extensive notes and paid rapt attention. I thought it was very good. I thought it was a good way to approach providing density and doing it with architectural integrity because its making sure its not just filling up the areas with as much as you can, requiring some thinking in setbacks and green space and mixing heights with openings. I think it will keep it. We wanted to feel right: we live here and we shop here and we want it to work for us on many levels, said City Commissioner Beam Furr. Its a very comprehensive report. Sometimes detail can be mind numbing, but people seemed content with the proposed changes, said City Commissioner Richard Blattner. Zyscovich speculated on the apparent endorsement of the plan. I think what everyone appreciates is that we have a vision -we can propose things that make common sense, and everyone is relieved that eventually there will be an ordinance that will define what people are allowed to do. And that will put an end to the political process of negotiation project approvals which have everyone upset. Everyone feels at risk. I think theres relief, said Zyscovich. But relief may be much more than a Master Plan away. Ironically timed with the Jewish festival of Purim, the reading of the Zyscovich Plan lasted nearly three hours -longer than any whole megillah and also similarly, opens to interpretation. And, just like the Purim story, the Zyscovich Master Plan saga comes replete with its own share of perceived villains and heroes, making the amount of latitude crucial. Even the most ardent supporters recognize the need for clarification, most specifically in relation to Southern Facilities LLC.s Block 55 development project that addresses a parcel of land adjacent to Young Circle currently housing Publix, Walgreens and several small retail businesses. Red-shirted homeowner civic association members protested recently when City Commissioners heard the developers plans two weeks earlier. A majority of the commissioners green lighted the project, passing it on to a second reading. Now that the Zyscovich Plan is on board, Hollywood Lakes Section Civic Association hinted about the delay since when the plan began in 2004. The groups President, Terry Cantrell, expressed the homeowners wishes that the Block 55 project comply with the new vision. The HLSCA is very pleased to see the Zyscovich Master Plan recommendations moving forward after a five year delay. We fully support the recommendations and hope the City Commission recognizes the importance of finally having a definitive set of zoning codes for the Downtown Hollywood area that will eliminate the need for variances and deviations that only create a hodge-podge of undesirable redevelopment. said Hollywood Lakes Section Civic Association President Terry Cantrell. Other city officials commented on the issue of Block 55 in relation to the new Young Circle Master Plan. Mayor Peter Bober who was one of the two Commissioners, who voted against letting the Block 55 project go ahead of the Zyscovich Plan completion, addressed the need to adjust projects to the new city vision. While, the recommendations made by Mr. Zyscovich were broad, and require further detail, he presented several points that were worthy of recognition, including the need for height limitations as well well-defined property setbacks. His recommendations for making the downtown more pedestrian friendly are long overdue, said Bober. Read the entire story and post your comments online at www.hollywodgazette.comZ-PLAN continued from page 1 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Online comments posted by your neighbors regarding the Block 55 project article appearing in the March 09 issue:1,000 cars in one spot. What a great idea... If they proposed a water delivery system that delivered chicken poop into all the sinks in Hollywood and they had 27 million into it prior to a vote, baby... one way or the other. Thats how this article reads. We can all sit back and be assured that people who know better can tell us what blight is. Yes that nasty old blight. In Hollywoods case blight is clean air, quiet moments, unobstructed sunshine, classic architecture, hometown feel, and people with a conscience. Young circle has gone from being Mayberry and on its way to becoming Times Square in short order. Its quite possible that NASDAQ may want to display its stock ticker right across a clear portion of the skyline, you know, to hide that blight. Posted by tommykoop, March 03 Thank god for developers like Chip Abele and commissioners like Patty Asseff who can bring Hollywood into the 21st century at last. The nay sayers need to step down and let this town grow. Posted by Rich Duncan, March 04 Tommy if you dont consider what downtown has become a blight...then you sir need to explain how beautiful with vagrants. If we dont do something now...The homeless will continue to sleep in the abandoned buildings...The town will be nothing but an empty shell slay me...preferring the decline over a building. I dont get it....I really dont. Posted by Southlake, March 19

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 10 FINANCIAL SERV I CES INC .Member FINRA/SIPCTHERES STILL AN INVESTMENT FIRMWHERE ST ABILITYMA T TERS Pa trick F. Rober ts 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?Hudson Alexander Elam18 months Parents: Pauline and Ethan ElamHudson is a pretty easygoing baby that loves the beach and water!! If he could do anything all day it would be being his big brothers shadow and playing with his toy vacuum! BABY MONTHof theHollywood will celebrate National Environmental Education Week with a performance by internationally known environmental activist and entertainer Earthman on April 17 at the ArtsPark at Young Circle. Earthman is the alter ego of awardwinning songwriter and musician Lanny Smith, a renowned climate-change educa tor who creates awareness, through the arts and web technology, of the impor tance of preserving our precious natural resources. Its a quest Smith undertook long be fore it was fashionable to be eco-friend ly. He assumed the Earthman persona back in 1992, and four years later founded organization that helps empower children and adults to make the planet a cleaner, healthier place. Smiths website, www.Earthman.tv, includes music videos of original songs, environmental protection strategies, and information on a variety of issues that in clude global warming and the Everglades, as well as a teachers community with lesson plans, music downloads and other classroom resources. Smith has taken his environmental awareness show, which features original songs such as Climate Crisis Jam and The Earthman Blues, into the classroom and on the road. Earthmans musical out reach has delivered his message to more than 800 elementary schools and 300 ma jor festivals throughout the U.S. As part of his 2009 Hot Global Warming Tour, Smith will present a free Earthman concert at 7 p.m. Fri., April 17 at the ArtsPark at Young Circle. The local Earthman concert, which Smith calls a theatrical journey thats interactive, coincides with National Environmental Education Week, the largest organized environmental education event in the country, April 12-18. National Environmental Education Week enhances the educational impact of Earth Day, April 22, with a full week of environmen tally themed lessons and activities in classrooms, nature centers, museums, zoos and aquariums throughout the U.S. Millions of students at the NEEW awareness efforts last year. Smiths own record of environmental activism has included producing a live Global Web Radio Concert to more than 100 countries, and creating an Activate Yourself public service announcement campaign and Earthman Earth Day Special for Radio Disney, in addition to his web-based environmental teaching program and communications network linking children from South Florida and around the world. Smith has been honored with the Miami-Dade County Childrens Cultural Coalitions Arts Educator of the Year Award, the Keep Florida Beauti ful Outstanding Individual Achievement Award, and the 2006 Award for Outstanding Service to Environmental Education from the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE). Earthmans message is powerful but simple. The Earth is a gift, and the things that give us life are in trouble, Smith said. If people knew about whats going on in Antarctica and Greenland, there wouldnt be a light on in South Florida because were at sea level, and were in trouble. But Smith also feels that each of us, young and old alike, has the power to bring about change. My job isnt to scare people. Its to wake you up, he said. Its going to take some real ingenuity and real support and solutions. To learn more about The Earthman Project, visit www.Earthman.tv.Earthman hits the ArtsPark for Environmental Education Week By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS PHOTOS BY TOM OLSEN

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM11 Fully Furnished Ef ciencies & Apartments Beautiful Tropical Landscaping Heated Pool Cable Wi-Fi Full Laundry Area Weekly Rates Available 1819 Wilson Street Hollywood, FL 33020 954-920-5190 Fax 954-922-5297 www.bernardapts.com A 12 year old middle school student, Ethan Singer, is a shining example that philanthropy does not exclude the young. This year, The Olsen Middle School stu dent organized and founded the Walk 4 Lola Walk-a-Thon, in honor of his 2 year old cousin, Lola, who has cerebral palsy. The walk-a-thon took place on Sunday, March 8th at the Hollywood ArtsPark in downtown Hollywood, raising more than $2,500 for United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Broward County, an organization providing services that enrich the lives of more than 400 children and adults with disabilities. In preparation for his Bar Mitz vah, Singers parents challenged him to choose a Mitzvah project, a term which means to express any act of hu man kindness. Singer spent five months of preparation working tirelessly after school and on weekends. Independently, Singer pursued and set up a meeting with the Broward County School Board; spoke with Mayor Peter Bober and solicited sponsors, advertisers and individual donors. Hollywood Commissioner Heidi OSheehan and many others turned out in support that early Sunday morning to promote awareness and raise vital funds. It is truly inspiring to see what our youth is able to achieve that which comes with great passion, said Ella R. Schutt, Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Broward County. We appreci ate Ethan for choosing our organization and all the hard work that he put into making this event a success. Im glad that I was able to put the event together-all the hard work paid off in the end, said Singer. After success fully coordinating his first fundraiser, Singer has decided to make this an annual event and is already at work on the 2010 walk-a-thon. 12-year-old Hollywood student organizes walk to raise funds for United Cerebral Palsy Hollywood Commissioner Heidi OSheehan with 12 year old Ethan Singer who successfully raised thousands for UCP.ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 12 4/30/2009 4/30/2009 *MINIMUM FEE ONLY. THE PATIENT AND ANY OTHER PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT HAS A RIGHT TO REFUSE TO PAY, CANCEL PAYMENT, OR BE REIMBURSED FOR PAYMENT FOR ANY OTHER SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT WHICH IS PERFORMED AS A RESULT OF AND WITHIN 72 HOURS OR RESPONDING TO THE ADVERTISEMENT FOR THE FEE, DISCOUNTED FEE, OR REDUCE FEE SERVICE, EXAMINATION, OR TREATMENT. That was the subject line of a recent E-mail I sent to all of our prospective clients to advertise in this issue of Hollywood Gazette. Those three little words got a lot of attention. I received some humorous replies, some interest in advertising and even managed to offend some business owners. For the latter I apologize. You see in these economic times, the reality is that many people are being forced to close their doors. Good people in the community who we have come to know and love, like Linda Strutz from the Arts Academy of Hollywood in Downtown Hollywood (see story on page 13). If youre looking for The Wizards Apprentice Magic Shop on the NE corner of 20th and Hollywood Blvd. or Don MacKenzies Kids N Science you will no longer find them in their brick and mortar space but online only (smart move). On the brighter side, we take pride in featuring those businesses who are smart enough to OPEN in Hollywood at this time through our monthly Hello Hollywood feature (see page 5). While this economy will inevitably leave more casualties in its wake before a full recovery is experienced, the message I was attempting to communicate in my aforementioned email is that if you are one of the strong that are still in business -even if business is slow and you are struggling to get by -congratulations! NOW is the time to remind your customers that you are still around, and that you will be around when this whole mess is over. Many studies have proven that in tough economic times, those businesses that continue to advertise are top-of-mind when consumers are confident and ready to spend again. While this may sound easier said than done, if you are one of those businesses struggling to get by, it may seem natural to put your marketing on hold as you find creative ways to keep your light bill paid. I understand how hard that can be. But I urge you to continue to find ways to keep your marketing efforts alive. It will make it that much easier to ramp them up and reclaim your market before your competitors take advantage of this situation and any perceived weaknesses in your business. There are several low-cost ways to achieve success in marketing. If you have extra time because business is slow, dont just bury your head in the proverbial sand and wait it out -use this time to push forward and increase your visibility. Join a group like the local Rotary Club or Jaycees who are always doing great things in the community. Or volunteer to serve on a committee for a local non-profit. Check out the calendar of events on page 20 for low-cost networking events and expos. Or simply call all of your old customers and find out how they are doing. The quickest way to forget about your personal troubles is to be of service to another. Another great tool in times like these are trade organizations like TradeFirst (TradeFirst.com). Consider joining one of these groups so that you can barter your goods and services for trade dollars which can be spent on any other member in the network. Tradefirst has several great members in Hollywood such as Napolis Italian Restaurant, Synergize Weight Loss Studio, Snake Out Plumbing and many more. Tradefirst helps bring new barter clients to your business so that you can afford things like marble counter-tops, new signs, employee perks and much, much more. Whatever you choose to do -use this time wisely, because things are already starting to turn around. And if you can channel the energy you may be tempted to put into blaming, complaining or explaining and focus it on high-level activities like attending seminars related to your industry, developing your marketing plan (just as important as a business plan), networking and strategically cutting expenses -your business will be back on track and more profitable than before this crisis began. We can use this opportunity to strengthen our core values, give the best customer service and grow! Do you have unique and creative marketing strategies? wed love to hear about them and share them with our readers. Post your comments at www.hollywoodgazette.com Jennifer Sandomir is the general manager and associate editor of Hollywood Gazette. She can be reached at jennifer@hollywoodgazette.com Still in business?By Jennifer Sandomir Associate Editor ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM13 We Treat Patients With: with (954) 272-2225 Presents FREE in (954) 272-2225 footwork, childrens arts programming giant Arts Academy of Hollywood (not to be confused with the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood) closed the doors to their downtown 12,000 square foot space on March 14. Serving children and families since 1993, the dance and arts programming business grew to become practically a downtown institution to the local commu nity. The closure meant much more than just a business to Arts Academy of Hol lywood founder and Director Linda Strutz. Its heart-wrenching. Its 15 years of my life, said a tearful Strutz. Strutz attributed the studios demise to the economic downturn. She said re cent enrollment dropped to record lows. Its a result of the economy. Last year at this time, we had 800 students, now we had 200. And its also because of the loss of the Outreach Programs. Memo rial Health care used to have 11 outreach centers, and then they graduated down with Hispanic Unity, Strutz said. She said the private studios gross annual budget came from a combina tion of sources: tuition, funding from the Childrens Services Council administrated through the Downtown CRA, Outreaches, fundraising and creative thinking and planning. She said the Outreaches are programs held in tandem with other organizations, such as the one with Memorial Health Care, as well as Hollywood Academy of Arts and Sciences and Community Arts. The Arts Academy of Hollywood provided after school arts education for those facilities. We did it for years. All that went out the window, she said. downwards when the city wanted to do a rollback on property taxes. That was the start of the cuts in all of budgets of all the different organizational, programming began to decline. That with childrens services council declines and how it hit the everyday person that could afford to pay $15 a day for a class no longer could, she said. Making matters worse, Strutz said she recently lost out on a $141,000 grant due to a timing snafu. According to Strutz, prior to this year, Arts Academy of Hollywood received childrens programming funding from the CRA for three year increments. There was a contract and that was that, said Strutz. This year, however, Strutz said, the CRA board and City Commission recom mended vendors submit an RFP, [Request for Proposal]. She said she completed the proposal, and thinking she had the correct location, she dropped her proposal off at she said she received a phone call from to make sure Strutzs paperwork was in. Strutz she had turned it into the CRA. The person whom Strutz didnt want to identify explained the paperwork needed to be turned in at City Hall instead. Since children were now arriving from after Strutz said she raced to meet the deadline. Ive been riding a bicycle since May, so I hopped on my bicycle, and ran to the in my backpack, rode to city hall, went up the elevator and clocked in at 3:04. They said it was too late but that I could try to side. They said the Review Panel was there and maybe theyd accept it. But they said it was too late. I had it in a plastic bag because it had been raining. They said Its not even in a sealed envelope, we cant accept it. It never left my hands, she said. In hopes of recouping its losses, Arts Academy of Hollywood then held a Red Carpet Fundraiser, and a later WalkA-Thon. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser was planned for April. However the Red Carpet Fundraiser only brought in about $7,500. And although roughly 60 to 70 families, children and supporters partici pated in Walk-A-thon treading to, from, and around the ArtsPark ten times, the event only raised $5,800. I was hoping for an angel... We depend on the community at $15 per class to survive. It cant be a fee-based model thats going to pay the overhead, payroll, electric There are people with money out theresomeone who would recognize the need. There are people who need to be made aware that this is happening and this can make a difference, she said. Strutz said she used the money raised to pay teachers owed salaries and some back rent. Because the numbers were not there to continue, she then canceled the spaghetti dinner. In my heart of hearts, I only prayed that our fund raising efforts would create awareness in the community that the school needs help. Im not let down, Im broken hearted, Strutz said.Arts Academy of Hollywood closes after 15 yearsRead the entire story and post your comments online at www.hollywodgazette.com by Laura Burdick-Sherman Senior Correspondent ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 18 Reminding visitors that homeown ership can be an asset rather than an albatross, the recent Hollywood Historical Societys 8th Annual Home Tour brought smiles to the faces of close to 300 attend ees, said Hollywood Historical Society 2009 Home Tour Committee Alex Bruno. This is one of the messages that there were some houses that were redone, but we're not able to keep the kitchen, but we can keep the tiles from the bathroom. They dont necessarily have to think they need to demolish the house, or that the house doesnt belong to the neighbor hood. There is a value in keeping their houses and we need to really believe in Hollywood and that the market is going to change, said Bruno. Guests met at the First Baptist Church on Monroe Street, East of US 1, and walked, drove, and rode the compli mentary Holly Trolley to the locations. Advance purchased tickets priced at $18, with on site tickets going for $20. Saying that proceeds have not yet been tallied, any money from the sale of the tickets essentially pays all annual operational ex penses for Hollywood Historical Society, said Bruno. Drawing visitors from not only Hollywood, but as far north as Palm Beach, and as far south as Coral Gables, this years home tour featured an eclectic range of seven houses, mostly on Adams Street in the Lakes District. 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.Are you looking for foreclosures and bank owned properties in Hollywood?. Now is the time to buy. Prices have dropped a lot recently. Call Martin Hoffman Broker-Associate 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.BROKER-ASSOCIATE FLORIDA INTERCULTURAL ACADEMY OPEN REGISTRATION 2009-2010 SCHOOL YEAR Enrolling now for: Kindergarten 1st through 6th Grade Experience a whole new world of learning 1704 Buchanan Street, Hollywood, FL 33020 954-924-8006 www.interculturalacademy.com FREE PUBLIC CHAR T ER SCHOOL CALL TODAY! ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS by Laura Burdick-Sherman Senior CorrespondentArtist, bouquet coordinator and owner of home # 6 Tia Vallen's sitting room enthralled visitors on the recent Hollywood Historical Society's Home Tour/ photo: Laura Burdick ShermanHollywood historical home tour a hit

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM19 We build strong kids, strong families, strong communities. OUR MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Brand New Outdoor Pool...NOW OPEN!6 lane, 25 yard lap pool with beach style entryGreater Hollywood YMCA Family Center3161 Taft Street, Hollywood, FL 33021Ph. 954.989.9622 YMCA of Broward County ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Holding cash equivalents in a portfolio can be the taking deep breaths to relax It can enhance your ability to make thoughtful investment decisions instead of impulsive ones. Having a cash position coupled with a disciplined investing strategy can change your perspective on market volatility. Knowing that youre positioned to take advantage of a downturn by picking up bar gains may increase your ability to be patient. That doesnt mean you should convert your entire portfolio into cash. A period of extreme market volatility can usual to pick the right time to make any large-scale move. Watching the market move up after youve abandoned it can be almost as painful as watch ing it go down. And are you sure youll be able to pick the right time to move back into the market? Finally, an allcash portfolio may not keep you have long-term goals, you need to consider the impact of a major change on your ability to achieve them. Unless youre retired and using the income from your portfolio for living expenses, having a cash cushion in your portfolio isnt necessarily the cial cushion to protect you against emergencies such as medical problems or job loss. An appropriate asset allocation that takes into account your time horizon and risk tolerance should provide you with enough resources on hand to prevent having to sell stocks to meet ordinary expenses or, if youve used leverage, a margin call. the Branch Manager for the downtown Hol Use Cash to Manage Your MindsetBruno admitted he was surprised at the turnout because of the current economy. I think it went fabulously. many people are going through, it was a very successful tour. Everyone seemed pleased and loved the variety of the homes. said Bruno. The six featured homes, all built between 1923 and 1952, showcased a variety of styles including an early 1923 Mission Style, Mid Century Ranch, Arts and Crafts, Carriage House, and early 1950s concrete slab. Each of the homes had undergone varying degrees of renovations, and many had built in ground pools, often uniquely shaped. Unlike previous years, this year neighbors and friends of the association loaned antique cars that stood parked in front of each home, in efforts to match the time period. Also unique to this years tour, homes were within two blocks of each other, and few visitors made use of the compli mentary trolley. Offering home related tales from renovation to ghost stories, homeowners stood by, and escorted guests, chatting with them along the tours. We were working on a part of the house, and about two days after that, people would say they saw a ghost. When people sleep over, they will ask about a ghost. Henny Weingartner, who owns an 1923 1924 Arts and Crafts style house that was number three on the tour with partner, Jorge Del Rio. Joey and Libby Giordano es corted guests through their 1923 Mission Style House built in the southern California Mission style home loved by Hollywoods founder, Joseph W. Young. Showing guests throughout the historic but immaculate home, the Giordanos showed what someone can do with a 1380 two adults and two pets. Its tight, but we love it, said Libby Giordano, escorting visitors through the completely redone kitchen, through historic touches, and onto the pool area. Poster Artist Tia Vallen also displayed her 1300 square foot, 1945 mid-century home this year. Designed by well known Pennsylvania born architect Howard Knight, Vallens home with interior design, rooster and seashell themes, and an unusu I think everything went well. There were people com ing at a steady pace. I was busy until 5 o clock. It got me to do all the things I had to do, the house needed to be painted out side, gave me a deadline, guest bedroom wanted to do that for a year. I have a neighbor, Leslie Gibbs, who loves to paint, and paints her house on a regular basis, and she came over and helped me paint the house, said Vallen. arrangements on the tour. Eclectically decorated, midcentury ranch home, and number two on the tour, featured a circu lar Chicago Brick driveway and Barrel Tile roof, all of which are the results of Chuck and Rosie Tanns tireless renovation efforts, said Rosie Tann. Read the entire story and post your comments online at www.hollywodgazette.com

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CALENDARof events FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 20 ONGOING2009 ALL-MEDIA JURIED BIENNIAL April 24-June 7, features works in all media including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography, video, computer-generated im Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; Art and Culture ARTSPARK GALLERY EXHIBITION Beginning April 6, SKIN, a collection of architectural photos by Brazilian-American pho tographer Paul Clemence, explores the urban landscape; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; Visual Arts Pavilion, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hol THE ARTISTS 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 BRINGING UP THE DEAD Through April 26, Christian Durans paintings inMon.-Sat. & noon -4 p.m. Sun.; Art and Culture to Center members & children 3 & younger. Call JEWISH WAR VETS SOUGHT The Jewish War Veterans of Post 613 meet the MOMS CLUB The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Sup port) is a national organization for at-home mothers with monthly daytime meetings, activities, playgroups & special events. Call SCORE VOLUNTEERS viduals in business or those who want to start SENIOR PROGRAMS Free classes for ages 60+ include Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Current Events, Painting, Jewelry Making, Brain Aerobics, Bridge & Program also offered; Joseph Meyerhoff/SouthWALKING CLUB 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, holiday park admission for ages 6 & up). Call GOLF IN NO TIME Learn the fundamentals of golf in 6 weekly les sons; various days & times available; Orange brook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; MONDAYSKINDER CHEFS BRIDGE WITH MYRA 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Com 921-3600 for fees. HATHA YOGA CLASS BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Stay aware of your cardiovascular health; 9:3011 a.m.; Memorial Senior Partners, 7031 Taft PRENATAL KUNDALINI YOGA Strengthening postures & breathing techniques safe for all trimesters assist relaxation during BRIDGE WITH BARBARA WHITE 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & MONDAY WEDNESDAYMUSIC & 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. (weather permitting); Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. MONDAY & WEDNESDAYKUNG FU CLASSES (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION Adult classes; 7:30-9 p.m. Mon. & 9:30-10:30 ATEMI-RYU KARATE MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYMOMMIES IN MOTION Fitness class features cardiovascular, strength TAI CHI Adult classes; 7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. MONDAY & THURSDAYKARATE CLASSES All ages are welcome at World Tae Kwon Do DANCE CLASSES Modern, liturgical, ballet, jazz & lyrical for ages MONDAY THURSDAYTEEN LOUNGE Watch TV, listen to music & play favorite board DUPLICATE BRIDGE ACBL-sanctioned game with Jim Gordon includes complimentary coffee & snacks; 12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community 3600.MONDAY SATURDAYAEROBICS AT THE YMCA Highand low-impact step aerobics; mornings & evenings; 3161 Taft St. Call Patty Ceballos, TUESDAYSROTARY CLUB MEETING Lunch meeting; noon; Hollywood Rotary Clubhouse, 2349 Taylor St. Call Gary Smith, OPEN MIC JAM SESSION 10 p.m.; Shenanigans, 3303 Sheridan St. Call 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. LAUGHTER YOGA Participate in a blend of playful breathing techniques & stretching exercises that stimulate GERMAN MOVIES No subtitles; 7 p.m.; German American Society 6227. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP (1st Floor West), 3600 Washington St.; free. BEGINNERS YOGA Relaxing stretches lay the foundation for basic p.m.; Visual Arts Pavilions aerobics room, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; 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 ADULT BALLET CLASSES 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. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAYDANCE CLASSES Dance Explosion offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop & lyrical/contemporary for ages 3 TUESDAY & THURSDAYGROUP FITNESS Adult classes; 6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. FILM FLAM Enjoy a movie & light refreshments; 10 a.m.noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, WEDNESDAYSKARATE CLASSES USA Goju Karate classes develop courtesy & wood Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; THRIFT SHOP Open to the public, volunteers needed; 9 a.m.noon; Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, PEE WEE TENNIS LESSONS SOUTH BROWARD BUSINESS COUNCIL Browards oldest networking business organiza 9997. 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 ext. 24. INTRO-TO-POLE Bring heels & a small towel for pole-dancing MUSIC THEORY CLASSES For ages 4-6 & 7-11; 3:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz 1133 for fees. CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPIN TEEN RETREAT Hollywood Organization for Teens offers homecommunity service & peer guidance for grades WEDNESDAY & THURSDAYZAMAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS Piano, boys violin & band classes for ages 6 & older, with scholarships & family discounts WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAYCARDIO P.A.R.A.D.E. Dance your way into better shape to the rhythms of salsa, samba, merengue, konpa, THURSDAYSBLUE MOON THURSDAYS Performances by blues-inspired local musi cians; 7-9 p.m.; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call LAUGHTER YOGA Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; CHEERLEADING CLASSES Little League cheerleading classes for ages BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Share your loss with others; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St.; free. Presented by Hospice By The BNI HOLLYWOOD SYNERGY CHAPTER Members of BNI (Business Network Intl.), a business & professional networking organiza tion, share ideas, contacts & referrals; 7 a.m. breakfast meeting; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, OJIMA ENERGY EMPOWERMENT CIRCLE Noninvasive, relaxing mind-body technique in contemplation with founders/facilitators Gilbert Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. TAI CHI CLASSES 10-11:30 a.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose ADULT JAZZ/EXERCISE FRIDAYSFUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Downtown CRA series features Mama Clown & Friends, face painting, a bounce house, outdoor Park, Hollywood Blvd. & 20th Ave.; free. Call TIKI SUNSETS HAPPY HOUR Features live music & entertainment at the pool side 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. PLAZA PERFORMANCES Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy live en tertainment in a variety of musical genres; 7-9 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. 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 RAINBOW ART CLASS for fees. YOGA WITH RAINJITA 10-11 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Com SINGLE GOURMET Provides upscale gatherings for singles to meet SUPERVISED BRIDGE PLAY 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & GROUP SALSA CLASSES FRIDAY SUNDAYDOG BEACH OF HOLLYWOOD Dogs must have current rabies tag & owners North Beach between Pershing & Custer SATURDAYSIMAGINATION HOUR The Arts Academy of Hollywood presents storytelling combined with interactive activities for children; 3-4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, ART CLASSES Integrated art for children or drawing & ceram ics classes for adults; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call TAI CHI FOR SENIORS Improve balance & strength, help prevent osteoporosis, weak bone density, hypertension & strokes; 10 a.m.; Classic Residence by Hyatt, FITNESS BOOT CAMP 10:30 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call ADULT YOGA CLASSES Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art for times & fees. ABCS (ABS, BALANCE AND CORE) Creative exercises focus on all abdominal muscles, followed by back-strengthening, core & challenging balance poses; 10:30 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (aerobics room, Visual INTRO-TO-POLE Bring heels & a small towel for pole-dancing class; 6 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hol ADULT DRAWING & CERAMICS Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art for times & fees.SATURDAY & SUNDAYCASTAWAY ISLAND All ages can experience the aquatics facilitys ARTSPARK FUN SHOP Interactive childrens arts & crafts activities; 4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. AQUARIUM: BEHIND THE SCENES aquarium; 2-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center SUNDAYSORGANIC GREEN MARKET p.m., rain or shine; Harrison St. & the BroadPALM COURT JAZZ Light & breezy jazz performances; 4-6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & SUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISE Enjoy an open bar & full brunch including breakfast items, prime rib, salads, pastries & desserts aboard The Grand Floridian yacht; TAI CHI Adult classes; 9 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. WED., April 1TAX SEMINARS Sales & Use Tax (10 a.m.) & Documentary Stamp Tax (1 p.m.); Dept. of Revenue Service THURS., April 2 ANNE KOLB NATURE CENTER MEETING Meeting of the Friends of Anne Kolb Nature Center for volunteers ages 13 & older; 7-9 p.m.; Exhibit Hall at Anne Kolb Nature Center THURS. SUN., April 2-5LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Cardinal Gibbons High School students present the hit Broadway musical; 10 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. SAT., April 4SPRING MARSHMALLOW DROP Features entertainment, face painting, the Eas (10 a.m.), & a marshmallow drop for ages 6-12 (10:30 a.m.); 9 a.m.-noon; Boulevard Heights KAYAK FOR BEGINNERS Skills include basic stroke, long-distance pad dling, sea-kayaking & safety; 9-11:30 a.m.; HolSTRATEGIES FOR SURVIVAL All ages can visit the nature centers Exhibit Hall & mangrove swamp to learn about the survival adaptations of animals & plants; 10-11 a.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake SUN., April 5DREAM CAR CLASSIC bounce house & awards; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hollywood Blvd. west of Young Circle; free for COIN & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Presented by Gold Coast Coin Club of Hol lywood; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; David Park MON., April 6UNEMPLOYMENT TAX SEMINAR Presented by the Fla. Dept. of Revenue; 10 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM21 TUES., April 7SOUTHEAST REPUBLICAN CLUB Includes refreshments; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Community & Cultural Center, 1301 S. Ocean 296-0041. GIRLS NIGHT OUT GNO, A Womens Empowerment Affair, is a forum for women featuring an expert panel, free appetizers, a cash bar & a gift bag for all guests; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Playhouse, 2640 WED., April 8PASSOVER SEDER DINNER vegetarian dish; 6:30 p.m.; Temple Beth El, nonmember child, free for ages 3 & younger. LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP MEETING Conducted by Lupus Foundation of America, rial Regional Hospital South (Auditorium 3), THURS., April 9FULL MOON JAZZ NIGHT Beach CRA presents the Davis & Dow Quintet, & stargazing with S. Fla. Amateur Astronomers Association; 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. HOLLYWOOD ART GUILD Monthly meeting open to the public will feature Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. FRI., April 10SHERIDAN HILLS GOOD FRIDAY CONCERT Featuring oldies favorites by the Sheridan Hills Jazz Band & modern Christian music by Shop Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Lanzallamas performs world music; 9-11 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the SAT., April 11EASTER PARADE DANCE Includes entertainment by the Swingables; 6-11 p.m.; German American Club, 6401 Washington SPRING EGG HUNT Ages 4-11 enjoy a free egg hunt & craft activity; SUN., April 12EASTER SUNRISE BEACH SERVICE Service with music presented by Sheridan Hills on the beach at North Beach Park, Sheridan St. MON., April 13TAX SEMINAR IN SPANISH Corporate Income Tax Seminar presented by the Fla. Dept. of Revenue; 10 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. TUES., April 14THE HOLLYWOOD CONNECT Networking opportunity for business owners giveaways; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Playhouse, 2640 THURS., April 16ARTSPARK CONCERT Featuring blues/jazz keyboardist Jackson Bunn by special engagement as part of the Blue Moon Thursdays series; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. FRI., April 17FRIDAY NIGHT SHABBATINI tail hour, followed by a Rock and Soul Shabbat; GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST City Manager Cameron Benson is the guest speaker; Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, 4600 SAT., April 18GLOBAL GROOVE International music & dance festival features p.m.), green living exhibitions, a plant sale & childrens activities; 1-7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call ARTWALK Stroll through Downtown Hollywoods galleries & boutiques & enjoy complimentary refresh ments at all galleries & participating business es; 7-10 p.m.; guided map available at Comfort DATE NITE Monkey-ing Around themed activities for ECOACTION VOLUNTEER DAY Ages 13 & older can help the environment by clearing natural areas of garbage & invasive plants; bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent & drinking water; 9 a.m.-noon; Anne SUN., April 19GLOBAL GROOVE ON THE BEACH Multicultural event features a sunrise bike ride beginning, childrens eco-friendly activities in Welcome Park (10 a.m.-noon) & live entertain ment at the Hollywood Beach Theater (10 a.m.2 p.m.); Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call FREE ART CENTER ADMISSION New works by artist Christian Duran will be showcased in the Project Room; noon-4 p.m.; MEET THE AUTHOR Features Children Who Survived the Final Solu tion by Twenty-Six Child Survivors, edited by Peter Tarjan; 2:30 p.m.; Holocaust Documenta tion and Education Center, 2031 Harrison St.; ext. 209. FAMILY DAY Delou Africa Dance Ensemble performs; 1-2 p.m.; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Boulevard & U.S. 1; free. Call the Art 3274. Dve & B rs n Ho yw Gae e nvite ou only $10PARTY WITH A PURPOSE100% of your $10 entrance fee is donated to:WE WILL ALSO BE COLLECTING DONATIONS OF CANNED GOODS FOR LES AT THIS EVENT Entrance fee includes: DATE: TIME: HOST:R.S.V.P. 954-926-6662 COST: only $10Join s! LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS NETWORKING FOR BUSINESS, CHARITY & FUN!

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 22 If all the rain we had in March were just April showers coming early, then maybe it makes sense that flowers bloom here early too. But sometimes, luckily, flowers arent the only things blooming. I found that out at: Vedus Fish & Burger Shack. Previous Angelos owner Burt Gallo closed up his former operation and moved a short distance away with a new menu and a fresh start at Vedus. Previously cover protected from the wind, the place really didnt attract my attention when it opened in November. Now, however, with the grass hatched roof and open dining area, it piqued my interest and Im glad it did. I brought my friend and neighbor Donna French, each of us remarking how every time we return to the beach, we remember how absolutely glorious it is. We started with the Shrimp Vedu Salad ($15, 95). Lightly dusted and seasoned large fresh shrimp served on a long platter of house salad with Vedus special creamy dressing, olive oil and Kalamata olives, this dish was light and wonderfully flavorful. The succulent sweet west coast (Florida and north) shrimp arrived pleasantly deveined and appetizing. The Vedu saucea homemade recipe of Gallosadded the perfect creamy tanginess. Both Donna and I adored this dish. Next we tried the Fish & Chips ($12.95). We opted for Haddock -two dollars more -per Gallos recommendation and we were delighted. Bought, cut, battered and served in newspaper, this was the real deal. The fish was tasty, not fishy, wonderfully crusted and not greasy. Both Donna and I said we would definitely order this again. There are so many amazing Italian dishes on the menu, ranging from Shrimp, Scungilli, Calamari Marinara dishes ($16.95 to $18.95), all with linguini, a side salad and wonderful toasted slightly buttery crustini, that selecting was difficult. Zupa Di Clams ($13.95), various shrimp, salmon, and lobster salads, made it harder to choose. We decided on the Shrimp on a Biscuit ($15.95). This dish, said Gallo, is almost impossible to find anywhere except New York Citys Little Italy. Considering the amazing flavor and consistency of this dish, I have no idea why there isnt a stand on every corner. This huge platter arrived in a thick, Southern Italian version of marinara. I kept dipping the baked frisalle (biscuit) from New York in the sauce after the shrimp was gone. Considering the huge portion, thats saying something. Donna enjoyed The Lobster roll ($12.95, a custom bun filled with lobster chunks from US waters (important for standards), the Vedu special dressing, celery and other secret ingredients. I, however, had my eyes set on a burger, and much to both of our surprise, I devoured The Burger ($9.95). Adding a nice slab of melted American cheese ($1.50), this gargantuan 100% Colorado Angus Beef burger, complete with beefsteak tomato, Bermuda onion, fries and salad was too good not to finish. It was so good, in fact, that as soon as I finish this, Im heading over there for a repeat visit. But a yummy meal isnt complete without espresso, and Gallos spanking new machine even offers up a decaf version for easily wired individuals like me. We were both way too full to indulge in much of the very sweet Homemade Tiramisu ($4.95), or to try the Key Lime Pie ($3.95), but maybe next time. Offering beer and wine, this Gallo eatery reincarnation is sure to succeed, and judging from the amazing non-stop crowd, it likely will. Just a footnote here: this is a cash only establishment, although Gallo said hell pay the fee on the ATM if its used to pay for a meal. A frequent diner card is in the works and by the time you arrive, itll probably be on board. LAURA BURDICK SHERMAN DINING COLUMN See food and eat it at Vedus Fish and Burger Shack Vedus Fish and Burger Shack1500 N Broadwalk Hollywood, Fl 33010 954 923-0433 Hours: Open 7 days at 11:30 AM SunThurs close at 10 PM, Fri/Sat close at 11 PM Seven days a Week CASH ONLY Waitperson Alexis stands behind Vedus Fish & Burger Shack as Burt Gallo and Manager Jimmy Fanning pause for a quick pose/photo: Laura Burdick Sherman The Lobster roll ($12.95, a custom bun filled with lobster chunks from US waters covered in Vedu special dressing, celery and other secret ingredients/photo: Laura Burdick Sherman Send your dining suggestions and feedback to laura@hollywoodgazette.com ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM23 MON., April 20HOLLYWOOD GARDEN CLUB All ages are welcome to learn about gardening in S. Fla., share tips & trade plants; 7-9 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multifor fees.TUES., April 21DEPRESSION GLASS CLUB S. Fla. Depression Glass Club promotes awareness & ap preciation of depression-era glassware through lectures, pub lications & exhibits; 7:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose BUSINESS SEMINAR Lead Generation is the topic of this South Florida Business WED., April 22PARTY WITH A PURPOSE Monthly networking event that brings business leaders together for networking, food, charity fund raising, door different local charity each month. Dave & Busters; 3000 SALES & USE TAX SEMINAR Presented by the Fla. Dept. of Revenue; 1 p.m.; Stirling Road FRI., April 24S.A.L.T. SPRING HEALTH & FUN FAIR Presented by The Hollywood S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) Educational information from Police and Fire Departments; FREE admission and parking; refreshments; health screenings; entertainment; Lots of giveaways; Drawings and Prizes; Lots of FUN and information; 10 am-1pm Hollywood Beach Culture & BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Gypsy Blue Acoustic Revue featuring JP Soars will perform; 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the CLASSIC CRUISE NIGHT 6-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Broadwalk; free admission (cars McNICOL PAJAMA PARTY Ages 6 & older enjoy arts & crafts, music, games, a movie & a meal; wear pajamas, bring a pillow & sleeping bag or blanket; 6:30-10:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 SAT., April 255TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY CIRCLE CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD STAR A WARDS AND SILENT A UCTION Annual fundraiser for Community Enhancement Collabora sales and Silent Auction supports community projects/ events, for youth and seniors. From 6 10:00 p.m. Memorial tion donations may be delivered to Nadine McCrea (call for GOLF TOURNAMENT CLASSICAL BALLET PERFORMANCE South Florida Ballet Theater presents A Midsummer Nights Dream; 7:30 p.m.; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hol ITALIAN DANCE Includes entertainment by John Ricci; 6-11 p.m.; German PLANKTON-A-PLENTY HIKE Hike to the Fishing Pier Trail, set the plankton nets, view plankton under a microscope & learn about their role in the food chain; 1-2 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake MON, April 27TAX SEMINAR IN SPANISH Unemployment Tax Seminar presented by the Fla. Dept. of Revenue; 10 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community WED., April 29EXPO ALFRESCO 2009 The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents Hollywoods Food & Wine Festival, featuring gourmet tastings 4000. Michael S. Brown PUBLISHER Meredith A. Brown EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jennifer Sandomir GENERAL MANAGER / ASSOC. EDITORjennifer@hollywoodgazette.com 954-926-6662 extension 2Barbara Pellicano ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORbarbara@hollywoodgazette.com 954-926-6662 extension 1David Berman VIDEO PRODUCTION Betty McGuinness VIDEO PRODUCTION Eric Johnston GRAPHIC ARTISTeric@hollywoodgazette.comLaura Burdick-Sherman SENIOR CORRESPONDENT / DINING EDITORlaura@hollywoodgazette.comCaron Conway L E AD C ORRESPON D ENT / CAL EN DA R E D ITORcaron@hollywoodgazette.comDavid Udoff BUSINESS CORRESPONDENTdavid@hollywoodgazette.comAlvaro Rosero CREATIVE DIRECTOR Ellie Allen AP / ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Bill Kite ACCOUNTING Southeast Offset 305-623-7788 PRINTER All Service Now! DISTRIBUTION Gilmore Associates DIRECT MAIL Hollywood Gazette Copyright 2009 All rights reserved. The entire contents of the publication shall be the property of Hollywood Gazette. No parts hereof may be reproduced without prior written consent of the publisher. Hollywood Gazette is not liable for errors appearing in advertisements beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. The views and opinions expressed by our columnists do not necessarily reflect those of the Hollywood Gazette. ATHollywood Station(PHASE II) Downtown Hollywoodas low as 3.5 % Down(For Qualified Buyers)0 CLOSING COSTS $8,000 GOVERNMENT REBATE(For Qualified Buyers) UP TO 45% OFF ORIGINAL SALE PRICE IMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY! FURNISHED MODELS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING OPEN DAILY FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M.LOFTSFROM $149,000 TOWNHOMESFROM$349,000 954-926-0906 Offered by T h e L a m o n d i n G r o u p Realty Services. Broker Participation Welcomed.www.hollywoodstation.com WOW!OWN FOR THE COST OF RENTINGFHAAPPROVED 63264_hollywood_gazette 3/23/09 4:35 PM Page 1 EXPO ALFRESCO: Hollywoods Food & Wine Festival from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at ArtsPark at Y oung Circle (Hollywood Boulevard and Federal Highway) on W ednesday, April 29

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 26 Hollywoods City Manager Cameron Benson dedicated his Community Service Award to fallen Hollywood police officer Alex Del Rio. Del Rios mother, Myriam Fernandez, accepted the award in her sons honor. CBS 4 News Reporter Jorge Estevez 2009 with Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Beth Kroll of Valley Bank.Hollywood stars come out to playParty with a Purpose guests gathered March 18th at Dave & Busters to network and raise $540 for the Liberia Economic and Social Development (LES) charity in Hollywood, FL. Kari Hess of Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital and Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Council Representative Max B. Osceola Jr. pose with Marie Suarez of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at the 46th Annual Awards & Installation Ceremony.Newlywed Barbara Pellicano-Tisi, Hollywood Gazettes Administrative Director with Shondelle Solomon-Miles, owner of Synergize! weight loss studio in East Hollywood.Mark Everett of the Broward County Chamber of Commerce shows off their 2009 full-color referral directory hot off the press.THE DYNAMIC DUO: Graphic designer Dale Salkeld, Digital Graphics with Event planner Tim Harisses, TH Design Neighbors and professionals network each month at Hollywood Gazettes Party with a Purpose event to raise money and connect with local charities. The next event is set for April 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Dave and Busters. 100% of the proceeds will benefit Gildas Club.Making a difference is fun at Dave & Busters! Going, going, gone!On March 14th Mark Rowe owner of Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub located Downtown Hollywood sponsored a fund raising event to raise funds to support pediatric cancer research. In excess of $24,000 has been raised. Volunteers who agreed to have their head shaved at the event raised funds through their individual networks. PHOTOS BY TOM OLSEN More than 60 participants recently came out to the YMCA of Broward Countys Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center to learn water safety. As part of its on-going efforts to reduce drowning deaths in South Florida, the YMCA of Broward County, in partnership with the Hollywood Chamber of Commerces Leadership Hollywood program, offered free lessons to introduce and reinforce water safety. Making a splash at the YMCA! Lisa Liotta was one of the "Shavees" and on her own raised $8,490.ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM27 June 8 Aug. 21, ages 6 19This year, Broadway Actors and Broadway Actors Advanced will be performing a whole new slate of shows, including High School Musical 2, Cinderella and Rockerfella, Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr., Once Upon a Mattress, and Beauty and the Beast Jr.For more information or to register, visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org or call 954. 921. 3274. 1650 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020 9 54. 921. 3274 9 54. 921. 3273 fax ArtAndCultureCenter.org 2009Funding for the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is provided in part by its members; the City of Hollywood; the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Arts Council. Bring out the artist and performer in your child with visual, performing, and interdisciplinary programs which allow children to practice the skills they learn by preparing for final exhibitions and performances. For the child who loves to dabble in the arts, we offer 10 weeks of our popular Young Actor and Young Artist series. For the talented performer who loves to be in the spotlight, we offer nine weeks of our fantastic Broadway Actors series. For the older Broadway students, we are offering two sessions of Broadway Actors Advanced program. And this summer we are introducing two weeks of a Young Artist Advanced program and two Specialty Weeks. doing something for twelve weeks. And if youre in a position to do more, that will be an option as well, said SolomonMiles. While there is no charge to take part in the program, Solomon-Miles asks that each participant make a $10 donation to the nonprofit Florida Introduces Physical Activity & Nutrition to Youth. FLIPANY provides affordable physical activity and nutrition programs to low-income South Florida youths and their families through collaborations with community centers, parks and social service agencies. Full details on Your Best Body Challenge are available in a downloadable Transformation Guide at www.HollywoodBestBody.com, including the registration form, instructions, questions and answers, rules and regulations, and prizes, as well as a complete 12-week exercise and nutrition program that can be followed with or without hands-on assistance from Solomon-Miles and her team of certified personal trainers. The registration deadline is April 17. The challenge will officially begin Sat., April 18 with an orientation at 1 p.m. at Synergize!, 1948 Tyler St. The next 10 Saturdays will be devoted to group fitness training sessions that will include weekly assessments, guidance and coaching by the Synergize! team, followed by the final assessment, judging and prize awards on the last Saturday of the 12-week program. Additional training sessions each week are also an option. Solomon-Miles said many local businesses have agreed to help spread the word about Your Best Body Challenge and provide prizes for the grand champion and two runners-up. Challenge sponsors include the Hollywood Gazette, Beauty of Wax, Lees Bike Shop, Hollywood Eyes, Hair Industry and Salad Creations. Its definitely a town effort, said Solomon-Miles. We couldnt do this without a lot of help. Were all very grateful for the way this challenge is being received and look forward to helping a lot of folks lose the weight and get into great shape. For more information, visit www. HollywoodBestBody.com or call Synergize! at 954-924-4465.SYNERGIZE! CHALLENGE cont. from pg. 1 Gary Newgent went from gut to cut after he started training at Synergize! last year.ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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