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3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021 POSTMASTER: TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL. PLEASE DELIVER BY JUNE 5. IN THIS ISSUE YOUR ULTIMATE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS HOLL YWOOD www.hollywoodgazette.com Alan T. Brown, Hollywood businessman, quadriplegic and tireless advocate for people affected by paralysis, is on a roll, in more ways than one. The public relations and to a wheelchair after breaking his neck in a swimming accident, is involved in a movement to push Capitol Hill lawmakers to make a revolutionary wheelchair accessible to wounded veterans and other nonambulatory disabled Americans. In May, Brown joined veterans groups and renowned inventor Dean Kamen at a National Press Club Newsmakers press confer ence in Washington, D.C., urging Congress to pass legislation that would make the $22,000 iBOT computerized, mobilized wheelchair more affordable for Medicare and Medicaid patients. The high-tech wheelchair is the brainchild of Kamen, the inventor of the Segway Human Transporter and numerous innovative health-care devices, including Unlike traditional wheelchairs, the iBOTs self-balancing technology allows users to stand at eye-level with the ambulatory population and maneuver up and down stairs, over But the iBOTs high price tag and low insurance reimbursement which over time dropped to about $2,000, the same as a typical wheelchair placed the device out of reach for most individuals who halted its production in January. Kamen, Brown and other iBOT supporters are trying to convince lawmakers to restore a higher reimbursement in light of the iBOTs life-changing, advanced technology. When I got my iBOT, I actually felt like I had some of my paralysis taken away, said Brown, who made the switch from a traditional wheelchair in 2005. Despite being paralyzed from the chest down in January 1988 down in the surf off Martinique, Brown is a man on the move. In addition to running his Hollywoodbased business, PrimeTime Public Relations & Marketing, he counts skydiving, scuba diving and completing two New York City Marathons among his accomplishments since the accident. The Alan T Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis (ATBF), which Browns family established within a year after his injury, gave him a sense of purpose in the wake of 501(c)(3) organization is dedicated to changing attitudes, routines and lives through guidance, example and research funding for spinal cord injuries, which affect an estimated 1.3 million Americans. ATBF also provides focus, hope and the spirit to move forward to the spinally injured and their loved ones. The Outreach and Peer Mentoring Program offers telephone counseling and matches the newly injured with those who understand all too well the over whelming challenges, changes and adjustment they face and the need to develop a level of independence. independence that can be achieved at wheelchair level especially from an iBOT wheelchair. Hes using his PR and marketing background to create a national awareness campaign to pressure lawmakers to raise the iBOTs insurance reimbursement. They dont understand what its like to live 24 hours a day in a wheelchair, Brown said. Im going to put a face on that. In addition to the daily struggles that the wheelchair-bound face, Brown has endured six sur geries and last year alone battled 17 infections. But he is wholeheartedly journey a little easier to navigate for disabled veterans and others living with motor disabilities and paralysis. I believe that this happened to me for a reason, Brown said. God wanted me to be a messenger, to help as many people as I can. For more information on the Alan T Brown Foundation to Cure Paralysis, visit www.atbf.org.Hollywood Hills High School students peer into an authentic rail car used dur ing World War II.BEAUTY AND THE BEACH SEE NEW DOWNTOWN & BEACH SECTION INSIDE Hollywood Beach and the broadwalk have never looked better with street construction nearly complete in pilot project. Emerald Hills resident visits DC to lobby for disabled vets They dont understand what its like to live 24 hours a day in a wheelchair, Brown said. Im going to put a face on that.By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Call 954-962-8180 for a FREE subscription PAGE 8PHOTO BY ANDREW GOLDSTEIN HOLL Y WOO D HILLS S TUDENT S VISIT HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS ALBANIA EMBRACES HOLLYWOODAlbanian municipal leaders recently visited as part of a cultural exchange that provided insight into the inner workings of local government and community newspaper publishing.PAGE 5

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM5 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS SafecareMedical Center Richard J. Wilbur, M.D.Board Certified in Internal Medicine By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Albanian municipal leaders recently visited Hollywood as part of a unique cultural exchange that provided insight into the inner workings of local government and community newspaper publishing. Through the Principles and Practices of the Republic of Albania met May 8 with City Manager Cameron Benson and other key city staff as well as representatives from the Hollywood Gazette. The Albanian dignitaries were invited to the U.S. under the auspices of the Department of States International Visitor Leader ship Program. The local visit was part of a three-week tour arranged by the Institute of International Education that included stops in Washington, D.C.; Portland; San Francisco; Denver; New Orleans; and Miami. Albania made a Hollywood connection long before its mayors visit. Vlor, the Southeastern European countrys secondlargest port city, is one of Hollywoods sister cities. Through the peace-promoting organization Sister Cities International, cities partner with each other to foster human contact and cultural links across a broad range of activities, from health care and education to business and the arts. In keeping with the objectives of the Principles and Practices of Good Gover nance project, visiting foreign leaders learn about local planning and growth management; the dynamics of municipal gover nance and intergovernmental relationships; the use of public powers and resources to shape private development; municipal public-private partnerships; the preservation and promotion of historic/cultural resources; and methods of public information dissemination. The Albanian leaders were curious about the notion of a free, localized news publication, a foreign concept for most of them. The place where I come from, they have many newspapers, and they are all sold, not given away for free, said Ismet Mavriqi. He was especially interested in the private enterprise. I have been looking for some time to have a local newspaper like yours, Mavriqi told Hollywood Gazette publisher Michael Brown. Brown explained the importance of print ads in absorbing the expenses associated with publishing a free community newspaper, as well as the need for a balance between advertising and editorial content. Too much advertising and the paper is Niko Peleshi, Mayor of the Municipality of Korca said there are numerous national newspapers in Albania and two types of local publications: political pamphlets and independent newspapers. We dont have free newspapers [and] our media in general tends to promote only negative news, he said. Peleshi said there is only one monthly pality of 86,000 residents, and it is inadequate in more than one sense. Its not quite interesting, he said. They do not know how to make it interesting. Brown said the Gazettes focus on local news of interest to Hollywood readers not support the papers advertisers, which leads to advertiser loyalty and, in turn, supports the newspaper. People like to see themselves and their neighbors in the paper, Brown said. Hollywood Gazette general manager Jennifer Sandomir said the newspaper industry in general faces challenges. The future of the printed word is in dispute right now, she said. People are turning to the convenience and the speed of reading the news on the Internet. Sandomir said the Hollywood Gazette offers its readers the best of both worlds with an online version of the newspaper that includes special features such as the popular annual Best of Hollywood contest. People want their information faster, and we have to keep pace, she said. FINANCIAL SERV I CES INC .Member FINRA/SIPCARE Y OUR INVESTMENTS ?Y OUR LIFE ISUNIQUESpecial needs deser ve a specialized strategy Pa trick F. Rober ts Hollywood Gazette publisher Michael S. Brown and general manager Jennifer Sandomir shared their expertise with Albanian mayors Hasan Halilaj, Kukes Municipality; Lorenc Luka, Shkodra City; Ismet Mavriqi, FusheKruja Municipality; Niko Peleshi; Korca Municipality; and Baftjar Zeqaj, Fier Municipality.Albanian diplomats visit Hollywood Hunting for a Bargain Home? Hunting for a Bargain Home? Hunting for a Bargain Home? www

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 8 Thanks to a City of Holly wood education grant, Hollywood Hills High School students visited the South Florida Holocaust Docu mentation and Education Center group of students to tour the facil ity, meet personally with survivors and visit the historic rail car from Poland. We had to turn students away, said history teacher Amanda Brooke. So many wanted to go, but we only had funds for one busload. The Holocaust Center, now in its permanent home in Downtown center of its kind and houses the largest library collection of Holocaust oral histories in North America. Founded in 1980 as a eted organization by Sister Trinita Flood, the Center will also feature caust Museum. The Center embraces and is allied with educational institu tions at every level. The presi dents of colleges and universities in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties continue to actively participate in the ongoing efforts to ensure that higher educa tion courses on the Holocaust will be taught in their respective institutions. The Center functions with a staff of seven professionals directed by Executive Vice President Rositta E. Kenigsberg. There are more than 700 volunteers involved in the Center at various levels help, to volunteer consultants and planners, videographers, facilita tors and speakers. Its mission is to document and preserve testimonies; bring the living testimony and the lessons of the Holocaust into the classroom at every level; serve as a resource and reference for government, education and human rights institutions and organizations throughout the world; and to teach pluralism, appreciation and respect of all human life to a cross-cultural community. For more information visit www.hdec.org. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Email a hi-res photo with the following information: Name (owners/parents); Pet (breed and name); Age & Gender; and Special traits & talents to brett@hollywoodgazette.comDO YOU WANT YOUR PET TO BE PET OF THE MONTH? Bo and Blinky do more than just entertain their mothers, Carol Berkson and Judy Scott, and do more than just sit and stay. They also dance with each other. When Bo stands to dance, Blinky jumps on top of Bo for balance and both dance holding onto each other. The dogs hate being separated and actually kiss one another frequently throughout the day. CAROL WITH BO AND BLINKY Samantha Muniz with Frieda Solnick, Megan Orima and Jarimar Natal. Samantha Munoz listens to Holocaust survivors Frieda Solnick and Sam Solnick who's showing a concentration camp tattoo to students Juan Quesada and Alexis Vanlandingham. HCRA-1293-15-FFridaysAD-Gazette.indd 1 5/21/09 3:33:30 PM Hollywood Hills students visit

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM9 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Hollywood Hills High School students Mallory Veliz, Cody Hartwell, Bianny Garcia, Aaron Gottlieb and Devin Martinez pose with Holocaust Survivor and author Sam Lato. Students gather around an authentic rail car from Poland used during World War II.Find more photos on Hollywood Gazette's Facebook page. Become a fan today!PHOTOS BY ANDREW GOLDSTEIN PHOTOGRAPHY E-mail hi-res photo with the following information: Name of Parents; Name of Baby; Age; and Special traits to brett@hollywoodgazette.com DO YOU WANT YOUR BABY TO BE HOLLYWOODS BABY OF THE MONTH?Bella Nissi Green born: 12/24/2008 BABY MONTHof the everyone for summer fun Vacation in our backyard ........all year long at the Greater Hollywood YMCA Family Center Redeem this ad for a free one-day guest pass Hollywood Hills students visit Holocaust Documentation Center

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 10 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS By Brett Daly Associate Editor In an effort to help women battling or recovering from cancer, Hollywoods Lady of America Fitness Center is offering free Yoga classes to cancer patients and survivors. Carol Berkson, co-owner of the going cancer treatment through helping them cope with insom nia, fatigue and other effects of through helping them rebound from their illnesses. Exercise for cancer patients is a great outlet, Berkson said. For one hour a day, theyre not focus ing on cancer. Personally knowing people who battled cancer motivated the two owners to begin this program. They know how much exercise I hope they feel healthier after taking the classes, Berkson said. Unfortunately there is so much cancer around, and we just feel important. Berkson said she and Scott wanted to give back to the commu nity and people personally affected by cancer. These classes provided the opportunity to do it. The owners ensure that po tential participants will love the classes. People interested in taking the classes may participate in two classes a week for two months. hour classes a week: Mondays at 7:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m., Fridays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1 p.m. Anyone interested in schedul ter is located at 5361 Sheridan St. Fitness center offers free yoga class for cancer patients In an attempt to diminish the clutter and litter formed by snipe signs, Mayor Peter Bober created month, which continues until 9 a.m. on June 17. The person who collects the most snipe signs from public rights-of-way in Hollywood will win $500 and have his or her name published in the mayors next quar terly article. Any Hollywood resident can participate, but the mayor encour ages all contestants to use caution and remain safe when collecting the signs. Once collected, par ticipants need to bring the signs to City Hall on the 17th for counting. Mayor Bober hopes that even when the contest concludes, resi dents will continue to clean up the city and keep it looking great. For a full list of the contest's rules and for further information, read Mayor Bobers letter to the Mayor to residents: Show us a sign! FREE! 5 -8 p.m.

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM11 A t r a d i t i o n o f q u a l i t y e d u c a t i o n s i n c e 1 9 5 7 HighestQuality ProgramsEmerald Hills Private School3270 Stirling Road Hollywood, Florida 33021954-964-9163E-Mail: Schoolehs@yahoo.com E SHFREE VPK, plus One Month Dance or Karate FREE REGISTRATION for Summer Camp/Fall Term with this ad in Early Childhood Education 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 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Lamberti named honorary chair of 2009 ACS 'Jail and Bail' event The American Cancer Society (ACS) kicked off its annual Jail and Bail fundraiserthe largest in Broward CounParole Board recently selecting Broward County Sheriff Al Lamberti as this years honorary chairman. This veteran lawenforcement professional is also a cancer survivor. I will do whatever it takes to make Jail and Bail successful," Lamberti said. "My goal is conquer cancer. Well-known Hollywood attorney Da vid W. Singer is chairing the event, which takes place from June 9 to 12 in the lobby of the Airport Sheraton, for the 19th con secutive year. In that time, Singer raised more than $1.5 million for the ACS. All proceeds from Jail and Bail will go toward funding for cancer research, patient services and lifesaving education programs of the ACS. For more information on this event, contact the American Cancer Society at 954-564-0880.

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 12 C ome Share Ou ew Tradition... ...two great families have come together to bring you over 100 years of exceptional funeral care. Boyd-Panciera Family: Larry Boyd, Michael Lowery, Linda Boyd, Patrick Boyd, Tiffany & Mark Panciera, David Lowery and Ashley Boyd.e er an Ever, e Legacy Lives O A Part Of Your Past & Future... Two of the areas oldest and most trusted families have come together to form Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care. Clearly the community leaders for many years, this next generation continues the tradition of distinguished service. In the past, now and in the future, you can rely on this family for advice you can trust, fair pricing and individual, compassionate service that is unequaled. 954-983-6400 954-989-9900New Facilities...For your convenience, there are now four locations throughout South Broward (Panciera Memorial Home at 4200 Hollywood Boulevard is permanently closed). Each is equipped to handle all your special needs and make sure every life celebration is customized to honor your familys wishes. 1600 N. University Dr. Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 100 S. Douglas Rd. Pembroke Pines, FL 33025 6400 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33024 1680 N. State Road 7 Hollywood, FL 33021 We Treat Patients With: with (954) 272-2225 Presents FREE in (954) 272-2225 A c c o u n t i n g T a x S e r v i c e s I m m i g r a t i o n B o o k K e e p i n g C o r p o r a t i o n s T r a n s l a t i o n s N o t a r y P u b l i c S i m p l e D i v o r c e s ( B r o w a r d O n l y ) A u t h o r i z e d P r o v i d e r s f o r B a c k g r o u n d C h e c k s e v i c t i o n s e t c B a n k o f A m e r i c a B u i l d i n g ( 4 4 1 & W a s h i n g t o n S t ) 9 0 1 S o u t h S t a t e R o a d 7 S u i t e 4 4 5 H o l l y w o o d F L 3 3 0 2 3 9 5 4 9 6 4 9 2 0 5 E m a i l : p o s a c c o u n t i n g @ b e l l s o u t h n e t

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM13 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Residence No. Bed/Bath Approx. Sq. Ft. WAS: 7042 BR, 2 BA1036$290,0008052 BR, 2 BA1164$340,0007113 BR, 2 BA1438$410,000Sample of residences to be sold: 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: $159,000 $179,000 $255,500 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. The newest, PREMIER building in Hollywood! Located directly on Young Circle with spectacular amenities 63582_Radius_HllywdGazetteAd.indd 1 5/22/09 11:30 AM AD VA NCED DESIGN & CONSTRUCTIONCORP.2121 Fillmore St Hollywood, FL 33020 Ph. 954.367.6895 Cell. 954.394.6260S S S S S SState Licensed and Insured General Contractor CGC1509728 Hollywood professional honored by SBA The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South named Sande Kaskel, owner of Hollywood-based Kaskel & Associates, Inc. (K&A), as the winner of both the SBAs South Florida District and the State of Florida 2009 Women in Business Champion of the Year Awards. In business for more than 20 years, K&A is an independent insurance agency specializing in long-term care insurance. Kaskel is also the founder of Classroom to Workplace a pipeline for success, an education-business partnership with a mission to raise the self-esteem of Broward County high school students by providing life-skills training including goal setting and developing the characteris tics of successful people. Kaskel was nominated by the City of Hollywood for the Women in Business Champion Award, which recog nizes efforts and achievements in advocat ing and advancing business-ownership opportunities for women. Kaskel

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 14 L e t u s C a t e r y o u r n e x t P r i v a t e o r C o r p o r a t e E v e n t 3 3 6 9 S h e r i d a n S t H o l l y w o o d F L 9 5 4 9 6 5 0 1 1 1 w w w m y f a v o r i t e c a f e n e t D i n e I n T a k e O u t D e l i v e r y P r i v a t e P a r t i e s C a t e r i n g K O S H E R G O U R M E T D A I R Y B I S T R O & S U S H I B A R A C-M YOU BD get lost in the high school crowd. With about 800 young men and women in grades 9-12, Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory is half the size of other private schools in the South Florida area. Youll meet plenty of new people while developing lifelong friendships on a campus where everyone knows your name.DEVELOP YOUR MIN D, HEART, BO DY, AN D SOUL C-MC PA Catholic School in the Marianist TraditionPhoto: Desiree WilcoxEducating young men and women in the Marianist Tradition for 49 years. 500 East Chaminade Drive, Hollywood, FL 33021 Toward a Better World

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM15 Share Our Strengths T aste of the N ation set for T hurs. June 25 Widely praised as South Floridas most outstanding food and wine celebration, Share Our Strengths Taste of the Nation Fort Lauderdale is scheduled for Thursday, June 25 at the Broward Convention Center, with VIP/Grand Cru doors opening at 6 p.m. and general admission at 7 p.m. The event features dozens of South Palm Beach and Broward countys top chefs and restaurants. Chef Bolivar Perez of Dave & Busters, Peter Tsialiamanis of Taverna Opa and Chef Michael Wagner of Lolas on Harrison are among the Hollywood chefs and restaurateurs participating. The event also features interactive activities that appeal to the senses, a VIP cocktail and champagne reception, a Grand Cru lounge and a live, silent auction featuring exciting trips, tempting lifestyle lots and mag Share Our Strength is one of the nations leading organizations working to end childhood hunger. Its Taste of the Nation event is a major fundraiser for the organization and is sponsored nationally by American Express, SYSCO Corporation, Food Network, Brown-Forman Corporation and San Pellegrino Sparkling Natural Mineral Water/Aqua Panna. The event supports some of the most effective organizations in the area, which are working to feed hungry children, such as the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers in Boca Raton, Childrens Services of Broward County Million Meals Com mittee and the tri-county Daily Bread Food Bank. Grand Cru tickets to the event, which include exclusive seating and service in the Grand Cru Lounge, are $250 per person. VIP tickets, which include a special pre-event grand tasting, as well as the entire evenings activities, are $150 per person. General admission event tickets are $100 per person. For more information about the event or for tickets, call 954-574-9170 or visit the Web site at wa rr anty most va lue Unit V alue FPL Reba te Rheem Reba te T ax Cr edit L owe st Pric e in y ears$6,350 $880 $1000 $1500 = $2,9 70 3 T on 18 Seer 4 10A R efriger ant with t ouch scr een t-stat $6,350 -$880(FPL Instant Rebate )=$5,4 70 Completely Installed includes tax. No w Rheem will mail y ou a re ba te check f or $1,0 00 in 6-8 we eks, the co st is no w $4,4 70. Yo ur tax cr edit will be $1500 T he actual co st of y our ne w installed unit is $2, 970. T his syst em c omes with a 10 Y ear W arr anty & 10 Y ear Condenser Replac e ment. If y ou ha ve an y questions or c onc erns ask for us personally Ho wa rd or Cary Pearl Hollywood chefs help ght childhood hunger Chef Michael Wagner of Lola's on HarrisonPhoto by Laura Burdick ShermanART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 16 The only two funeral homes in Broward County that are still operated by the same families who established them, have come together to form Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care. With more than 150 years of combined experience, they bring to the community a level of exceptional care and personalized service that is rarely found. Committed to the area they grew up in and the families they have known for years, Boyd-Panciera Funeral Care now have four locations throughout south Bro ward to meet the needs of an ever-growing population. Both families have long running histories in the area. Originally, Don Boyd, the founder of Boyd Family Funeral Homes, worked at Hollywood Mortuary in 1950. Interestingly, that building in east Hollywood, is now the Art and Cultural Center of Hollywood. In 1958, Don with home on Hollywood Boulevard and soon, sons Larry and Pat joined the business. side of town, said Pat Boyd, one of the principals with the newly formed group. We were surrounded by cattle ranches entire greater Hollywood area would soon be thriving. And they were right. The brothers remain very active in the business, and Pat now serves on the Board of the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida, a leading trade organization for owners not Further east, the Panciera family built their funeral home on what was then Riverside Academy Circle, now known as Presidential Circle. According to Mark Panciera, It was 1962 and our family had been in the funeral business since 1932 when my grandfather founded Panciera Memorial Home in New England before expanding to Florida. Mark, who was born and raised in Hollywood, and graduated from the then all boys Chaminade High School, started working at the funeral home on a fulltime basis after graduating from college and receiving his MBA at Florida Atlantic University. Mark purchased the family business from his father in 1993 and expanded it to include additional locations. They include nationally acclaimed Alternative Funeral & Cremation Care, a retail, less expensive solution for funeral care, and Funeraria funeral home in Broward County. As past president of the Florida Funeral Direc tors Association, Mark has been a driving force addressing the ever-changing needs of diverse and growing communities like the one he calls home. Even though the original Panciera Memorial Home on Presidential Circle is now permanently closed, the family tradition continues through their four new locations with the same commit ment to quality care that has existed for three generations. Other extended family members comprise the team of the new organiza tion. David Lowery, a partner in the new company and also a past president of the Florida Funeral Directors Association, also comes from an experienced line of funeral practitioners. He has managed some of the most prestigious funeral homes and cemeteries in the country and was trained by some of the best. Daves true professional mentor was his father, Jerry Lowery, who was a partner in Walsh and Wood Funeral Home for many years on Miami Beach. An endearing note is that prior to that, Jerry worked at the Boyd Funeral Home, which is a fond memory for Dave. cafe at our Hollywood Boulevard funeral home, there is a special photo of my Dad working with the Boyds. My father passed away a few years ago, but I am so honored to have that reminder of him with me and our new company, especially now with my son Michael joining me in the business. I know Dad is looking down on us all with such pride about these three great funeral families coming together as one. For me, this is a homecoming. Like many long-standing professions, the funeral business has changed over time. Many of the family-owned funeral homes have been sold to large corporations and no longer maintain ties with the local area. On the other hand, Pat and Larry Boyd, Mark Panciera and David Lowery remain involved in their hometown, serving the friends and families they have known for years. Furthermore, they have embraced many innovative services that make a funeral a true-life celebration. Boyd-Pan ciera continues to grow and enhance their offerings and outreach programs in order to deliver meaningful memories that families want today. According to Tiffany Panciera, Marks wife and Director of Community Relations and Advance Planning, Because we are so involved in the community, we understand what people need and strive to bring a host of essential programs to accommodate those we serve. Wings Of Hope is a great example as one of our hallmark programs focusing on bereavement support and more importantly, recovery after a death of a loved one. It provides a life-changing journey to move beyond the grief and enables individuals to learn to take care of themselves and heal daily through emotion al nourishment. As facilitators, both Tiffany and Linda Boyd view this initiative as a ministry of Boyd-Panciera Funeral Care. Other unique services include Tributes Of A Lifetime which is a video-keepsake production of a loved ones life that helps families cherish the memories in a record ed, documented way, personalizing their life story. Ashley Boyd, Pats daughter said that, Families are so impressed and touched when these choreographed presen throughout the facility during the services. They truly provide a signature remem brance of a life well lived for all of those who attend. Beyond Tributes Of A Life time, families are always encouraged to include mementos, photos and items that their loved ones in order to personalize the funeral in every way possible. Additional offerings include candle lighting ceremo nies, which are very popular, and various holiday programs to cope with loss at dif BoydPanciera also realizes more and more families are looking for concierge assistance after the funeral. Thats why their new facilities include a cafe and reception centers with catering available. Here families can gather and receive friends following the funeral service and not be concerned with those details and planning. It has proven to be more convenient, less stressful and very much appreciated. With these convenient fa cilities and services, we are able to remove additional burdens from the immediate family during a challenging time, Larry Boyd said. Our goal is to assist in every way possible with extraordinary services for funerals, burials or cremations, before, during and following the passing of a loved one. We truly think our funeral homes are beyond compare. In addition to the funeral and support network of offerings following the services, Boyd-Panciera is dedicated to providing the most secure and cost-effective Advance Planning options in the profession. They believe that making sure an individuals estate plan is in order, and their pre-funeral arrangements are made, is an act of kind ness for those left behind. Due to that belief, the advance planning professionals at the funeral home have packages in place to provide peace of mind and price protec tion to meet everyones needs. After all is said and done, Patrick Boyd said, the most important element of what we do that has remained throughout all the years of service and experience for the Boyds, Pancieras and Lowerys is that we honor life and believe it should be celebrated in a unique and memorable way. We absolutely believe that life is a love story that deserves to be told. Now, coming together as Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care, we can carry on that tradition better than ever before. This is now our collective legacy that we will pass on for generations to come. To learn more about BoydPanciera Family Funeral Care and their new loca tions at: or to discuss your needs, contact them at either 954-983-6400 or 954-989-9900. Larry Boyd, Linda Boyd, David Lowery, Pat Boyd, Tiffany and Mark PancieraBoyd and Panciera Families, Two of Hollywoods Oldest Unite to Continue a Legacy of Exceptional Funeral CareADVERTORIAL

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM17 The Tillamook Cheddar Mid-Career Retrospective 1999 2009Opening reception: Friday, June 19, 2009, 6 9 pm Exhibition runs June 20 Aug. 16Dogs of SummerSat. June 20, 4 6:30 pm Sun. June 21, 1 3:30 pm FREE!ArtsPark at Young Circle, Downtown Hollywood Meet the worlds greatest dog artist, Tillamook Tillie Cheddar. Enjoy pooch portraiture photos, pet-related vendors, sidewalk chalk art, bounce house, art exhibition by Runcie Tatnall, presentations on pet nutrition, canine safety for kids, dog obedience (Humane Society), therapy dogs (Paw Pals Therapy Dogs), and much more! Well-behaved, leashed dogs welcomethere will be wading pools, sprinklers, and water bowls for the dogs. Funding 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. Dogs of Summer is sponsored in part by the Downtown Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency. C OMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENC Y A masterpiece of conceptualism. Time Out New York Tillamook Cheddar is a Jack Russell Terrier who is widely regarded as the worlds preeminent canine artist, using a dynamic color transfer technique to create her work. Tillie has had 19 solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe and has been featured in press and television worldwide. Artist book available.1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL ArtAndCultureCenter.org 954. 921. 3274 Enjoy all your breakfast favorites for only $4.95* with your IsleOne card Includes your choice of an appetizer, entre and dessert Valid now through Labor Day Valid now through Labor Day Must show valid IsleOne card to receive discount Not valid with early bird specialPowerline Road, South of Atlantic Blvd.777 Isle of Capri Circle Pompano Beach, FL 33069 877-ISLE-2WIN www.theislepompanopark.com 2009 Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. Must be 21 or older to game. Promotions subject to change or cancellation without notice. *Tax and gratuity not included. **Beverage not included. Gambling problem? Call 1-888-ADMIT-IT.

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM19 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS STUDENT NEWS EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PETS Emerald Hills Private other schools and child care centers in Hollywood, is of fering a positive alternative for children who qualify for its summer voluntary pre kindergarten program (free of charge). The Broward Voluntary Prekindergarten Program focuses on preparing chil dren intellectually, emotion ally, physically and socially prior according to the Web site of Family that provides child care resource and referral services. Through the program at Emerald Hills, an Apple Accredited School, the children will learn through a specially planned curriculum, which empha sizes "pre-literacy" skills, basic math, art and music, as well as karate, ballet and computers, said Robin Levin, the schools director. To qualify, children need to have turned four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2008. The program begins June 8 and continues through Aug. 14, a ten-week period. The program lasts 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interested parents should contact Family Central at 954-720-1000 for times and locations to receive VPK vouchers for their children and for other VPK locations in Hollywood. For further information about the Emerald Hills VPK program, contact Robin or Marvin Levin at 954-9649163 and visit the school's Web site at www.emeraldhillsprivateschool.com. Congratulations to the following Hollywood Hills High School students for winning the 2009 Silver Knight Award: Edward Andre Pino, who won the Silver Knight in mathematics and Kayla O Brian, who won in the new media category. Honorable mention winners include: Ilana Kowarski, drama; Amanda Geisler, English; Jefferson Sanchez, general schol arship; Tyler McDonald, science; Rameez Dossani, speech; and Meivys Reyes, vocational technical. Sheridan Technical Center and WURTH USA Inc., a car parts distribution company, partnered to restore a 1969 Ford Mustang, in celebration of WURTHs 40th Anniversary in the United States. The Auto Body Repair students at Sheridan Technical Center in Hollywood will per form the restoration of the car. Using as many WURTH USA products as possible, students will completely refurbish this 40-year-old classic. The refurbishing process and progress updates will be available for viewing at www. MakeItWurth.com. Upon completion of the restoration, WURTH USA will auction the Mustang, and the proceeds will be donated to Sheri dan Technical Center, which provides students full, part-time or online training using the latest industry-approved technol ogy and equipment, to support its scholar ship programs for Automotive Education. For more information call 754-3215400 or visit www.sheridantechnical.com. Chris Diaz, a Hollywood resident and recent graduate of George Washington University, received the 2009 George Washington University Manatt-Trachten berg Prize, which honors graduates who have engaged the social and intellectual conscience of the university, while displaying leadership, integrity and goodwill in carrying out university responsibilities. Hollywood resident wins prestigious awardHills students win Silver Knight awards Sheridan Technical Center students restore 1969 MustangFree Summer Pre-Kindergarten offered at 6 Hollywood schools School news

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 20 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS A very common problem I encounter every day in my clinical practice is managing el evated cholesterol levels for my patients. This is vitally important because elevated cholesterol lev els are a major risk factor for atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease, which lead to stroke and heart attack. Cholesterol comes from two sources: your body and food. Your liver produces the majority, about 75 percent. The remainder comes from food you eat. knowing your cholesterol level. Everyone older than 20 should measure cholesterol actually check this number more fre quently for my patients with a lipoprotein examination. This test measures LDL (bad cholesterol), HDL (good cholesterol) and Triglycerides (fats carried in the blood from food eaten). The results come in the form of numbers. Once cholesterol levels have been determined, doctors can recommend treatment if needed. Generally, everyone recommendation is to limit saturated fats (red and processed meats, whole dairy products, etc.) and attempt to keep your weight at healthy levels by exercising at least three to four times per week. Many people for many reasons either cannot successfully incorporate these recom mendations consistently or, even with their best efforts, still have unhealthy cholesterol levels. Fortunately, medica tions effective in controlling cholesterol attacks and death from all causes exist. These medications, known as statins, work in the liver to prevent the formation of cholesterol. They are best at lowering LDL levels but also help at raising HDL levels and lowering triglyc erides. Evidence suggests they also have stabilize the lining of blood vessels. This could have far-reaching effects on the brain and heart, as well as blood vessels and organs throughout the body. Recent studies show they can reduce formation of dangerous blood clots. I believe these medications are some of the most valuable, effective and safe medications available. I also believe they are underused. One reason for this may be that patients have heard reports of liver damage occurring in people on statins. These problems are rare and are detectable with routine blood tests. Theyre NOT a valid reason for people to fear and refuse treatment with these valuable medica tions. For the few people who cannot tolerate statins because of persistent liver abnormalities or muscle discomfort, other medications are available. If you have elevated cholesterol, other risk factors for heart disease or have questions about statins, please discuss them with your doctor. Dont let exagger ated fears of side effects prevent you from a deadly mistake.Dr. Wilbur practices at Safecare Medical Centers Understanding Cholesterol Embrace change with small steps BY RICHARD J. WILBUR M.D. It happens to everyone. That moment when you realize it's time to do something about your weight. Whether is happens when you're looking in the mirror or standing on the scale, your first thought is to go on a diet. But, as quickly as that enters your mind, the ghosts of a hundred diets past return...along with all the frustration. Then you wonder, why bother? The weight will come back, as it always has, and you'll be back in front of the mirror as discouraged as ever. The answer is not to go on another diet. The answer is to change your lifestyle. You've heard this before, and it makes sense, right? So why haven't you done it? Your Lifestyle Obstacles. Most people resist changing their lifestyle for two reasons. 1. Change is scary. Whether you realize it or not, your life is in a constant state of change. Though you cling to the familiar, it's a futile struggle because change always wins. The most consistent thing in life is change. Since you'll never escape it, you might as well channel it. It's time to make the change in your life purposeful and positive. 2. Lifestyle misconception. How many times have you heard the term healthy lifestyle only to picture a health nut with celery sticks in one hand and tofu in the other? The truth is that most people think that changing their lifestyle will be an extreme and unpleasant experience and that's not true. Improving your lifestyle does not mean swearing off chocolate or living in the gym. You don't have to eat wheat germ for lunch, and you can still enjoy a nice plate of pasta. The key is moderation. Making the Change. It's time to lose your all or nothing mentality. Embrace simple, small changes that will add up to big improvements in your lifestyle. These are your main venues for change are changing what you eat and what you do. Let's face it. Most of the foods you eat aren't the healthiest. Some are downright terrible (the burger and fries you had last week). While others are simply excessive (the snacks you eat while watching TV). The solution to cleaning up your daily diet is NOT to go back on a diet. In fact, I never want you to go on a diet again. (Yes, you heard me right!) Instead, I want you to make permanent healthy changes to your eating habits. Here are some practical examples: o Choose salad over chips or fries o Don't add butter to your food o Eat fresh produce with every meal o Purchase fat free dairy products o Limit desserts to one or two per week o Cut out mindless snacking o Drink water, not soda I don't expect you to eat a perfect diet every day of the week that'd be ludicrous. You should, however, make MORE healthy choices every day than unhealthy ones. Exercise is a huge component to a healthy lifestyle, and, frankly, you're not getting enough of it. How often does an entire week go by without you ever lacing up your tennis shoes? Don't disregard the importance and power of a good workout. Your new healthy lifestyle means exercising on most days of the week. This may seem tough, but I have the perfect solution: training programs created for busy people just like you with little time to dedicate to exercise. Here are simple ways to move more: o Watch less TV o Stretch stiff muscles every day o Play at the park with the kids o Go for a jog o Do some pushups every morning While none of the above are substitutes for a solid exercise routine, they are great ways to become more active and to improve your lifestyle. Your lifestyle is the balance of all the choices that you make regarding your body. Swing the balance in your favor and make a majority of your choices health conscious. Then, the next time you're in front of the mirror, you won't worry about your weight. You'll relish it! Shondelle Solomon-Miles is the owner of Synergize Training Studios in Hollywood, FL. She is also the author of The Ultimate Fat Loss Guide. Her web site is www.SynergizeWeightLoss. com Visit Synergize at their new 6000 sq. foot location at 1200 N. Federal Highway. SHONDELLE SOLOMON-MILES FITNESS COLUMN

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CALENDARof events FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 22 MAY 2009 Beginning June 8, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood offers visual & performing arts camps for ages 6-19; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; various locations. Call 954-921-3274. Beginning June 8, Science, Education and Adventure Camp for ages 8-14 is offered in 3 summer sessions; 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-921-3600. Ages 2 1/2-12 engage in music, art, gym, cooking, sports, water play, dance, theatrics, games & more over 6 weeks or longer, June 8-Aug. 21; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133. Multi-sports summer program starts June 8; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; South Broward High School, 1901 N. Federal Hwy. Call 954-921-3404 Kids learn interpersonal communication, social & emotional skills, problem-solving, money management, cooking, leadership & yoga; classes offered Mon./Wed. or Tues./Thurs. in 2 summer sessions; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call Deborah Smith, 954-547-0202. Exhibitions running June 19-Aug. 16 are Tillamook Cheddar Mid-Career Retrospective 1999-2009 by Tillie the Painting Dog, Its a Dogs Life: Works from Francie Bishop Good show that invites visitors to display photos, paintings, artwork, poems & stories of their pets; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274. June 8-Aug. 28, art exhibition features beach scenes & dog portraits by Runcie Tatnall; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; Visual Arts Pavilion Gallery, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. The Jewish War Veterans of Post 613 meet Meyerhoff Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Morton Weiner, 954-961-3330. 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 954-921-2462. 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. 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. 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. Learn the fundamentals of golf in 6 weekly lessons; various days & times available; Or angebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $89/session. Call 954-967-4653, ext. 4. outdoor activities for both children & adults & adults only. Call Susan, 954-484-6484. Through June 27, gallery exhibit focuses on art in different media by Veronica Hunt, Lisa Rivers & Shawn Hunt; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free (Exhibit Hall tour is $1). Call 954-926-2480. Dads ride for free when taking a Hollywood Trails guided eco-adventure bicycle tour with a family member during the month of June; HT4 Kewl Tours, Hayes St. & the Broadwalk. Call 954-381-0010. 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. 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. Stay aware of your cardiovascular health; 9:30-11 a.m.; Memorial Senior Partners, 7031 Taft St.; free. Call 954-963-8030. Strengthening postures & breathing tech niques safe for all trimesters assist relaxation during labor & birth; 6-7 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. Bring a chair; 5 p.m. (weather permitting); 1201 S. Ocean Dr. (behind the Summit Condo); free. Call Susie, 305-439-1993, or Rocki, 954-548-5760. 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. 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. 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. 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. Fitness class features cardiovascular, strength a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $7/class or $60/10 classes. Call 954-864-9098. Adult classes; 7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. 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. 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. Enjoy the popular game for fun & competi tion; noon-4 pm; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5.50 yearly membership/residents, $11/nonresi dents. Call 954-921-3600. 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. Featuring duplicate games with triple master points every day; noon buffet lunch, 1 p.m. games; Temple Sinai, 1400 N.46th Ave.; $8 entry. Call 954-600-1899 or 954-790-3010. Highand low-impact step aerobics; mornings & evenings; 3161 Taft St. Call Patty Ceballos, 954-989-9622. Lunch meeting; noon; Hollywood Rotary Clubhouse, 2349 Taylor St. Call Gary Smith, 954-889-0808. 10-11 a.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447. 10 p.m.; Shenanigans, 3303 Sheridan St. Call 954-981-9702. Participate in a blend of playful breathing tech niques & stretching exercises that stimulate laughter; 8:30 a.m.; T.Y. Park (Pavilion 4), 3300 N. Park Rd. Call 954-989-3774. No subtitles; 7 p.m.; German American Society of Hollywood, 6401 Washington St.; $2 (meal available for $5 at 6:30 p.m.). Call 954-322-6227. 7-8:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South (1st Floor West), 3600 Washington St.; free. Call Brenda Ferriolo, 954-791-6318. 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, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $10/class. Call 954-547-3079. 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. 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. 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899. Classical Hatha Yoga classes are based on the Sivananda Method; 6:30-8:15 p.m.; Hol lywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $15 per class or $90/10 classes. Call 954-921-3600. 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. 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. Adult classes; 6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), 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. 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. Open to the public, volunteers needed; 9 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, 400 N. 35th Ave. Call 954-989-8304. For ages 4-8; 5:30-7 p.m.; David Park Tennis Center, 510 N. 33rd Ct.; $15/session. Call 954-967-4237. Browards oldest networking business organization; 7:30-8:45 a.m.; Club at Emerald Hills, 4100 N. Hills Dr. Call Jim Stoodley, 954-962-9997. 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. Bring heels & a small towel for pole-dancing class; 5:30 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $20. Call 954-282-8300. For ages 4-6 & 7-11; 3:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-9241133 for fees. R&B ballroom dancing; 7-8:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $10. Call 954-921-3408. 7-8 p.m.; Hillcrest Playdium, 1100 Hillcrest Dr.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447. 9-10 a.m. Wed. & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-921-3600. 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. Dance your way into better shape to the rhythms of salsa, samba, merengue, konpa, soca & hip hop; 8 p.m. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m. Sat.; Synergize, 1948 Tyler St.; $10/class (1st class free). Call 954-924-4465. 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. 7-7:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. 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. 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. Members of BNI (Business Network Intl.), a business & professional networking organiza tion, share ideas, contacts & referrals; 7 a.m. breakfast meeting; Orangebrook Golf & Coun try Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, 305-651-5777. Noninvasive, relaxing mind-body technique in cludes 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. 10-11:30 a.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $50/month adults; $30/ month ages 60+. Call 954-921-3408. 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899. Classical Hatha Yoga classes are based on the Sivananda Method; 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Hol lywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $81/9 classes (1st class free for new students who join by June 19). Call 954-921-3600. Downtown CRA family social features a bounce house, clowns, arts & crafts, kids game shows, bingo & karaoke; 5-9 p.m.; Anniversary Park, Hollywood Blvd. & 20th Ave.; free. Call 954-921-3016. Ages 10 & younger enjoy a free kids menu meal at participating restaurants when ac companied by an adult ordering an entre; 4-7 p.m.; A La Turca, Caf Italia, Dolce Vita, Goyo El Pollo, Huangs Mandarin House, Los Pinchos, Luce Restaurant, Taverna Yiamas, The Little Bakery or Sage Caf & Oyster Bar. Call the Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. 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. Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy live entertainment in a variety of musical genres; 7-9 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. Interactive pop workshop with master instruc tor 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. For ages 2-3; 4-4:45 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. Provides upscale gatherings for singles to rants in Hollywood. Call 954-723-9608. Beginner/intermediate level; 8-9 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $12. Call 954-282-8300. Dogs must have current rabies tag & owners are responsible for waste cleanup; 5-9 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. Storytelling & interactive activities for children are conducted by the Arts Academy of Hollywood; 3-4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. Integrated art for children or drawing & ceramics for adults; Art and Culture Center of Email your Hollywood events to calendar@hollywoodgazette.com by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the community calendar.

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TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-926-6662 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 23 Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times & fees. Improve balance & strength, help prevent os teoporosis, weak bone density, hypertension & strokes; 10 a.m.; Classic Residence by Hyatt, 2480 N. Park Rd.; free. RSVP: 954-963-0200. 10:30 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 or 954-963-7712. Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times & fees. 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 Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $10/class. Call 954-547-3079. Bring heels & a small towel for pole-dancing class; 6 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hol lywood Blvd.; $20. Call 954-282-8300. 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. Interactive childrens arts & crafts activities; 4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-923-1950. 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. Featuring Joshs Organic Garden; 9 a.m.-5:31 p.m., rain or shine; Harrison St. & the Broadwalk. Call 954-456-3276. Light & breezy jazz performances; 4-6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. Features ballroom & line dancing & dinner; 6-10 p.m.; Hollywood Moose Lodge, 2907 Taylor St.; $10. Call 954-927-0826. Enjoy an open bar, full brunch & desserts aboard The Grand Floridian yacht; 12:30-2:45 p.m. sailing; depart from Diplomat Landings, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; $55 adult (includes tax & tip), $27.50 ages 6-12 & free for kids under 6. Call 954-771-0102. Adult classes; 9 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. Sales & Use Tax Seminar presented by the Fla. Dept. of Revenue; 10 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-967-1821. Includes refreshments; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; metered parking. Call Ed Napoli tano, 954-296-0041. Demonstration class; 6:30-7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600. 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. Presented by Hollywoods Dept. of Housing and Community Redevelopment for struggling homeowners seeking advice on available programs & services, with guest speaker Evett M. Francis, senior business developer with Fannie Mae; 6-8 p.m.; Beverly Park Com munity Center, 6291 Funston St.; free. Call 954-924-2922 or 954-924-2925. Sponsored by the Broward County Library; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-926-2437. Friends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center volunteer meeting for ages 13 & up; 7-9 p.m.; Nature Center Exhibit Hall at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480. will assist taxpayers with Homestead, Senior or other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various docu Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-5579. Biz to Biz Networking event for young profes sionals in their 20s-40s includes compli mentary hors doeuvres, martini specials & DJ music; 6-10 p.m.; Pangaea lounge at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5711 Seminole Way; $10. Call 954-838-9644. Screening of My Name Aint Johnny by Mauro Lima, winner of the 2008 Brazilian Film & intended for mature audiences; 6-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call 954-924-2980. Demonstration class; 9-9:30 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600. Skills include basic stroke, long-distance paddling, sea-kayaking & safety; 9-11:30 a.m.; Holland Park, Johnson St. & 6th Ave.; $35 (ages 15+). Must pre-register: Colleen, 954-328-5231. Palsy of South Florida; 7 a.m.-7 p.m.; on the beach behind the Ramada Hollywood Beach Resort at Hollywood Blvd. Call Janelle Cedeno, 305-325-9018. Features pre-1980 vehicles, DJ music, a bounce house & awards; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hollywood Blvd. west of Young Circle; free for spectators. Call 954-926-3377. 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. Discover Keys to a Successful Website; 6-8 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Hollywoods Dept. of Business & Economic Development, 954921-3388. Noon-1:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St.; $20 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce members, $30 future members, $40 at the door. Must register: 954-923-4000. Celebrate Hollywoods diversity at this Community Reinvestment Act event featuring cuisine from 10 local restaurants; 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Sun American Bank, 3475 Sheridan St., Suite 104; free. Call 954-518-1607. Conducted by Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter; 6:30-8 p.m.; Me morial Regional Hospital South (Auditorium 3), 3600 Washington St. Call 800-339-0586. will assist taxpayers with Homestead, Senior or other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various docu Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Rd.; free. Call 954-357-5579. Ages 12 & older can learn how to have a safe & enjoyable dog park experience with their canine companion (not permitted in class); 7-8:30 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480. Monthly meeting open to the public will feature Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call Peggy Austen, 954924-1818. will assist taxpayers with Homestead, Senior or other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various docu Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-5579. Featuring World & Belly Dance Extravaganza; 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. Legislative Update Breakfast features South Broward Delegation panel; 7:30-9 a.m.; Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr.; $12 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Com merce members, $18 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000. Free; Hosted by the Hollywood Hills Civic Association; 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. rain or shine; Sal Oliveri and Veterans Park; 4701 Tyler St.; See ad on pg. 20 for details. Event sponsored by Rep. Debbie WassermanSchultz will include live entertainment, kids activities, demonstrations & exhibits; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-437-3936. Get involved in the American Womans Society of CPAs at its Annual Planning Meeting, featuring a continental breakfast & buffet luncheon; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Emerald Hills Country Club, 4100 N. Hills Dr. RSVP by June 8: Donna Petress-Miller, 305-377-6934. s-style sock hop with DJ Jim Moore; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Community Center, SWAMP All ages can learn about the fascinating inhab itants of the mangrove swamp; 11-11:30 a.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1. Call 954-926-2480. Breakfast, Brainstorming & Breakthroughs event is presented by WPN, whose goal is to guide & empower women through learning, connections & laughter; 9:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Emerald Hills Country Club, 4100 N. Hills Dr. Call Nancy Matthews, 954-727-9700. Presented by Pro-Motions Sports Marketing; 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Beach between Michi gan & Polk streets. Call 954-224-5739. All ages are welcome to learn about gardening in S. Fla., share tips & trade plants; 7-9 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St., Rm. 11. Call 954-921-3404 for fees. Unemployment Tax Seminar presented by the Fla. Dept. of Revenue; 10 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-967-1821. S. Fla. Depression Glass Club promotes awareness & appreciation of depression-era glassware through lectures, publications & ex hibits; 7:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-964-8073. 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 954-962-8180 Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre presents its giant puppet musical, Puss in Boots, a mix of 9-foot-tall body puppets, costumed characters & traditional puppetry; 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Hollywood Playhouse, 2640 Washington St; $15. Call 954-922-0404. will assist taxpayers with Homestead, Senior or other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various docu Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-5579. Conjunto Progreso performs; 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. DATE NITE I Am an Explorer themed activities for ages 2 1/2-10 will include the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth & pizza; 6-9:30 pm; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees.ARTWALK 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, 954921-3016. 2nd annual event for all ages will include games, portraits, a banana split bar & spotlight dancing; 7-9 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave.; $10 per person. RSVP by June 10: 954-924-1133. Pet-friendly festival features Tillie the Painting Dog, live music, childrens activities, storytelling, sidewalk art, K-9 police dog demonstra tions & a blessing of the animals; 4-6:30 p.m. Sat. & 1-3:30 p.m. Sun.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 954-921-3274. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood presents a family-friendly performance; 1 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3274. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; German American Club, 6401 Washington St.; $7 per member or guest. Call 954-322-6227. Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce networking event; 5-7 p.m.; Dave & Busters, 3000 Oakwood Blvd.; $7 Chamber members, $12 future members. Must register: 954-9234000. Corporate Income Tax Seminar presented by the Fla. Dept. of Revenue; 1 p.m.; Stirling Road Library, 3151 Stirling Rd.; free. Call 954-967-1821. Matthew James, Magics Fastest Rising Star, performs; 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Hollywood Playhouse, 2640 Washington St; $11. Call 954-922-0404. will assist taxpayers with Homestead, Senior or other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various docu Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-5579. Featuring Legends of Cuban Music; 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. Pre-1978 classic car show presented by the Beach CRA; 6-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Broadwalk; free for spectators (cars must register). Call 954-926-3377. Presented by Nanny Poppinz; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Cen ter, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Must pre-register: 954-889-5829.HOME BUYER SEMINAR Learn about foreclosures, budgeting, down payment assistance & more; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; 2305 Sheridan St.; free. Call Ellen Bithell at RE/MAX Executive Realty, 954-292-6412. Flamingo Road Church conducts a mass baptism followed by a concert; 4-8 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk. Call Beverly Santiago, 954-4341500, ext. 142. Unemployment Tax Seminar presented by the Fla. Dept. of Revenue; 10 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-967-1821. Young professionals attend Hollywood Gazette's monthly 'Party with a Purpose' event at Dave & Buster's to benefit Gilda's Club. The next 'Party with a Purpose' is set for Weds. June 17 from 5:307:30 p.m. with 100% of the $10 admission being donated to the local Boys and Girls Club. Email your Hollywood events to calendar@hollywoodgazette.com by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the community calendar.

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FOR DAILY NEWS UPDATES, VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 24 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Hello again. Hard hands represent two different cards, without an Ace, that add up to know that the average blackjack winning hand is 18.5? That makes your two hard total of 17 just about nothing. An 18 isnt much of an improvement. A 19 is pretty good, a 20 is excellent and a total of 21 is perfect. A natural A-10 blackjack is icing on the cake. You do not take a HIT on any hard-hand combination adding up to 17 or higher. Although the 20 is made up of two identical cards, you will treat them as a hard hand. Its near perfect. Never dream of splitting them. Always stand. What are breaking hands? These are the hands that cause the most head scratching from players because they often arent sure how to play their hand. When youve got the strategy of breaking hands down pat, your game will substan tially improve. Your breaking cards are two, three, bination with a 10, you are in trouble. You have a stiff and are likely to bust when you HIT. But basic blackjack strategy says even though you are in a bad position, its the mark of a weak player to STAND with a stiff versus the dealers strong upcard, praying for a dealer miracle bust that is not likely to happen. With a seven through Ace upcard, the dealer is likely to wind up with a decent hand and beat you. You must HIT your 12 through 16 stiffs and take your chances of drawing a saving card. Sure, the percentages are against you but HIT. You may get lucky. If you lose, you lose. Expect it, and just go on to the next deal. When the dealer shows an upcard of dealer whos in the soup. You let him do the hitting. Your correct move is to assume he may have a high card underneath. Here you STAND if you have a weak hand. The dealer has no choice. He must HIT all hands 16 or lower, and, with a low upcard, he is likely to bust, and youll likely be sitting pretty on the winning side. There is one exception. You HIT your 12 versus the dealers two or three. There is a lot of hesitancy about this move from inexperienced players. Players who have selective memory complain, Every time I hit my 12, I bust. Their instincts are to STAND, hoping the dealer has a 10 as his down card. And maybe, they think, if he draws another 10, hell bust. It may or may not happen. With a two or three up, the dealer has about only a 36 percent chance of busting. While the dealers two or three are technically breaking hands, they are not that weak. He has a decent chance of drawing a strong hand and beating you if you STAND. Remember, there are only 16 tens in a deck that will bust you when you hit your 12. The rest of the 36 cards will keep you in the hand. Therefore, when you HIT, you have a equally reasonable chance at improving your 12. So respect the dealers strength and just HIT your 12. Its the best choice. Remember what I said in an earlier column. The bottom line purpose of blackjack is to beat the dealer. Standing on your stiff when the dealer is in a breaking position is practicing the winning strategy. And Ill keep repeating the mantra. Playing basic strategy perfectly, at all times, will keep you within the magic 0.5 percent difference between you and the casino edge. Never deviate. With the luck of the draw, this type of perfect play will give you a real shot at the dealers pile of chips. Bye bye. See you next issue. South Florida resident Al Jacoby is a noted blackjack authority and author of Winning Blackjack Power. Al brings you even more ways for you to win. Check it out at amazingpowerpal.com. BY AL JACOBY Als winning tipsDollar cost averaging: a sound recession investment strategySo, you have a two-card hard hand. . by Marilyn Ka yFREEL ANCE TRANSCRIPTIO N SERVICESSpecializing in Exper t Medical c 30 Ye ar Marilyn Ka y Associat es954-367-5 758 305-546-7302 By Patrick F. Roberts If you haven't started invest ing toward a long-term goal because you're worried about short-term market volatility, consider using a popular investment strategy called dollar cost averaging. Dollar cost averaging takes some of the guesswork out of stock market investments. Instead of wait ing to invest a single lump sum when prices are at their lowest, you invest smaller amounts of money at regular intervals, no matter how the market is performing. Your goal is to reduce the overall volatility of your portfolio by purchasing more shares when the price is low and fewer shares when the price is high. Although dollar cost averag against a loss in a declining market, over time, your average cost per share is likely to be less than the average market share price. To illustrate how dollar cost averag ing works, let's say that you want to save $3,000 each year for your child's college education. To reduce the risk of buying when the market is high, you decide to invest $250 in a mutual fund each month. As the above chart shows, this approach markets because your $250 automatically buys fewer shares when prices are higher and more shares when prices are lower. If you calculate the average market price per share over the 12-month period ($141 divided by 12), the result is $11.75. However, if you calculate your aver age cost per share over the same period ($3,000 divided by 259 shares), youll see that on average, youve paid only $11.58 per share. You may not realize it, but if you're investing a regular amount in a 401(k) or another employer-sponsored retirement plan via payroll deduction, you're already using dollar cost averaging. In fact, you can use dollar cost averaging to invest for any long-term goal. It's easy to get started, too. Many mutual funds, 529 plans and other investment accounts allow you to begin investing with a minimal amount (e.g., $50) as long as you have future con tributions deducted regularly from your paycheck or bank account. Once you've decided that dollar cost averaging is right for you, start invest ing right away. The longer you have to ride out the uncertainties of the market, the more opportunity you have to build a sizeable investment account over time. Stick with it. Dollar cost averaging is a long-term investment strategy. Make sure discipline to invest continuously through all types of markets, regardless of price automatic deductions. Having your invest ment contributions deducted from your paycheck or bank account is an easy and convenient way to invest and can help you get in the habit of investing regularly. reserved. Patrick F. Roberts is the Branch Manager for the Investment amount Market price per share Number of shares purchased Jan. $250 $10 25 Feb. $250 $10 25 Mar. $250 $11 22.72 Apr. $250 $12 20.83 May $250 $11 22.72 June $250 $13 19.23 July $250 $14 17.86 Aug. $250 $13 19.23 Sept. $250 $14 17.86 Oct. $250 $12 20.83 Nov. $250 $10 25 Dec. $250 $11 22.72 This chart is a hypothe tical example and does not reflect the return of any specific investment.

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