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Hollywoods Assistant City Manager Catherine Swanson-Rivenbark proposed the new organizational structure for the merger of both the Downtown and Beach Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA) to a special joint City Commission/ CRA meeting Sept. 24. I looked at every expenditure from 2008 and 2009 up to Aug. 1 and sat through all budget discussions, said Swanson-Rivenbark, several-digit expenditures that (the Commission) was not aware of that prove it needs oversight. The big issue in question was ultimately to whom the executive director will report. It is appropriate for the CRA director to report to the CRA board (also the City Commission) through the city manager, said Swanson-Rivenbark, claiming this recommendation works with other CRAs. Swanson-Rivenbark was asked if the CRA board was willing to move forward with this recommendation, and if she would be willing to provide the oversight she recommends. I love redevelopment, she explained, referencing more than 20 years of experience in Coral Gables with redevelopment projects. Manuel Pila, Beach CRAs director of marketing and communications, presented the alternative organization which ultimately has the CRA director the one person you can hold to account. He suggested an Advisory Council of experts be created to meet monthly to ask questions, seek information, advise, recommend and even disagree in some cases with proposed CRA agenda items. According to the CRA presentation, the newly formed council would consist of the assistant city manager and all City department directors related to the CRA who would serve in an advisory capacity only. Commissioner Fran Russo to the city overseeing the CRA, directly citing problems from the past. Commissioner Heidi OSheehan asked SwansonRivenbarks thoughts on the issue of creating the committee. If you all decide to follow a reorganization that the CRA has proposed, I would ask that you ensure that all H.R. and procurement decisions are truly reviewed by that committee because today they are not. The statement that they were is just not true. We have a memo from 2007 that says budget and procurement Commission approves CRA consolidationVote for your favorites online at hollywoodgazette.com. until Oct. 10 BLESSING OF THE PETS Beach and Downtown CRA now directly accountable to city managers ofceCONT. ON PAGE 8 Municipal update featuring questions from the community answered by Mayor Peter BoberThe Humane Society of Broward County will hold a Blessing of the Animals Event on Sunday, Oct. 11 in honor of the Feast of St. Francis, the patron saint of all animals. Father Joseph, a Franciscan Priest of the St. Francis Friary, will perform the blessing at the east lawn of the shelter located at 2070 Griffin Road. Father Joseph will also bless each homeless animal in the shelter, as well as the Humane Society of Broward Countys two mascot pets, Tweety the Cat and Oscar the Bird. Anyone may attend the blessing with his or her pet, but the Humane Society asks that all pets be in a secure carrier or on a leash. For more information, call the Humane Society of Broward County at 954-266-6848 or the St. Francis Friary at 954-731-8173. 53363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021 Swanson-RivenbarkBy Caron Conway Lead Correspondent On display at Hollywood City Hall this month is a unique traveling exhibit that showcases the hopes and dreams of Broward County children in need of a loving and stable home. The Heart Gallery features the photos and stories of nearly 70 foster care youngsters who are available for adoption. Some have a medical or emotional diagnosis, some are older children and some are part of a sibling group that must be adopted together. But theyre all alike in their forever family. Through its traveling exhibit and Web site, the Heart Gallery of Broward County shines a spotlight on these special children whose birth parents have had their parental rights terminated by the courts and who are technically orphans. Gallery exhibit created in May 2007 led to homes for 15 of the 71 featured children. The following year, the Heart Gallery celebrated more than twice as many adoptions, with 34 of the permanent homes between July Heart Gallery comes to Hollywood Barbara Schechter, executive director of the Heart Gallery of Broward, with Board Member Marta Prado at the Sept. 16 Party with a Purpose at Dave & Busters. Johnathan and Sheaundra photographed by Hollywood resident Courtney Ortiz.CONT. ON PAGE 30 JENNIFER SANDOMIR PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 1498 SO FL, FL This months Pet of the Month Chalie is looking forward to the Blessing of the Pets.29 IN THIS ISSUE YOUR ULTIMATE SOURCE FOR ALL THINGS HOLL YWOOD 3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021 www.hollywoodgazette.comPOSTMASTER: TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL.


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By Brett Daly Associate Editor Hollywood Gazette inquired its readers for questions to ask Mayor Peter Bober regarding the progress made since his election in January 2008. Heres what they wanted to know: Q: You stated in January 2008 that Hollywood City Employee pension issues were of concern. First, can you and, secondly, what progress has been made to address that issue? A: Pension issues are without a doubt the City of Hollywood. Like many other cities, counties and private companies, Hollywood has unfunded liabilities of many millions of dollars. The only way the way business is done in Hollywood, namely, by reducing pension and other Recently, we negotiated new con and general employees) and obtained the cent memory. It is not that our employees are not hard-working, dedicated individu als. To the contrary, they are. It is simply a matter that the taxpayers cannot afford, in as we did in the past. The new union con tracts will save taxpayers tens of millions of dollars in the coming years. Q: Although the recession has slowed down redevelopment throughout Florida, it seems that Hollywood still has a lot of possibilities with new development. Are there plans for groundbreaking on the U.S. 1 and Young Circle parcel where the Greyhound bus station used to be? Also, what plans are being made or have been considered for the Downtown block of Great Southern Hotel? A: There are development plans on the table for each one of the sites just mentioned by developers who have already submitted plans and presentations to the City. A developer has assembled a number of properties where the demol ished (thank goodness) bus station used to be located. The city has endeavored to get a new Publix built on that site in the future. Moreover, a developer was prepared to build on the site of the old Great South ern Hotel, while saving the historic fa cade. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, many developers are re-thinking what is feasible in this abysmal economic market. Despite what may be reported on televi sion, banks are still not lending at the rate projects off the ground. Once the economy turns around, which we expect to happen in near term, redevelopment projects will be possible in Hollywood as well as other cities throughout the county. Q: Why were you unsuccessful in your quest to get free parking in Downtown Hollywood? That was one of your best ideas. With free parking, in turn increase the tax base for the city. A: The concept of free parking was something I heard about on the cam paign trail. It is an idea on which I have no copyright; it belongs to the residents themselves, and it pre-dates my becom ing mayor. I am happy to have worked on the issue, and I am pleased with what has been accomplished so far. Ten months ago, you had to pay for parking anywhere in Downtown. Today, you can go Downtown, park in our city garages and get several hours of free parking every day of the week. This completely avoids the mis ery of parking tickets altogether, a major source of complaints each week. I think us off parking-related revenue. However, it is important to note that free parking is not a panacea. We could eliminate parking fees altogether tomor row, but that would not, by itself, cure every vacant storefront. We need to create reasons to come Downtown because even if parking is free everywhere, no one would waste their time coming to a shut tered Downtown. By continuing to attract high-quality businesses and make quality special events a cornerstone, we will help Downtown go to the next level. Q: Why doesnt the beach have recycling bins? A: It is not acceptable that a large number of recycling bins have been un the City had recycling bins located along the Broadwalk. Over time, however, the bins deteriorated and were consequently removed, prior to beginning the renova tions to the Broadwalk. In the Citys current beach street-end design program, recycling bins, as well as trash recepta cles, should be in place some time prior to the upcoming winter holiday season. The goal must be to have these bins not only on as many beach street ends as possible, but in more locations throughout the entire city. Moreover, I have worked to ensure that when large scale events occur, such as festivals, there is a required recycling protocol for bottles, cans and other recyclables. Hollywood can and must be the recycling leader for all Bro ward County. Q: How do you intend to support and save the arts in Hollywood, even during these trying times? A: I have consistently supported the arts in Hollywood and will continue to do so. 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abound in Hollywood, these organizations can grow and prosper, even during trying Q: I live in the Hollywood Hills Area and have my business in Down town Hollywood. When are we going to clean up the East/West Corridors (in particular, Johnson Street and the area between U.S. 1 and Park Road that contains no continuous sidewalks, curbs, adequate drainage or landscaping)? Further, Hollywood Boulevard between Dixie Highway and City Hall is subpar, as is the run between I-95 to the Turnpike. What are the future plans for these corridors? A: There is substantial work under way to improve the appearance of the corridors you mentioned. The Department of Transportation is currently working with the City on a project to improve drainage, replace lighting, resurface and repair Hollywood Boulevard from I-95 to the Turnpike. Portions of this work are nearing completion. Meanwhile, the Citys Department of Public Works did install a number of queen palms along Hollywood Boulevard from Presidential Circle to State Road 7 during the past year. Additionally, much of this corridor has already received upgraded bus benches with some new shelters planned in the upcom ing year. When all of the construction is completed, the appearance of this corridor should be much improved. Our Citys Department of Business and Economic Development is also working with the business owners in western Hollywood to begin a West Hollywood Business Association that could help identify additional ways to improve this area and the area along the State Road 7 corridor. As for Johnson Street, the City has worked with the utility companies to sur vey the Johnson Street corridor and mark the location of all utility lines. This is the along that roadway. Because portions of the right-of-way around I-95 are owned by DOT, we will need to get DOT permission to pursue landscaping projects in this area. The City also has plans to do some resurfacing work on Johnson Street between 33rd Avenue and I-95 in the upcoming year. This work is part of the Citys capital resurfacing program. Were also upgrad ing all of the bus benches along this route. In terms of sidewalks, the Citys goal is to have pedestrian connectivity throughout the City, and we have developed a 50/50 sidewalk program to help facilitate this goal. Staff will be looking at this area to identify whether additional sidewalks are needed. Q: Why are dozens of residents unable to connect to the Hollywood Wi-Fi all over the City of Hollywood? A. Hollywoods Wi-Fi system was implemented primarily for automated wa ter meter reading, and wireless access by public safety personnel to federal and state crime databases. The signal will be able to be picked up by residents for free, outdoor Wi-Fi access. The wireless network is still under construction and, as additional access points are created, these devices need to be discovered and routed over the entire network. As there are about 650 access points, the Citys contractor is in the pro cess of optimizing the components on the network which sometimes causes disrup tion in service. Although the network is still under construction, it is scheduled to be completed by the end of October. Q: At this point in time, Hollywoods Police Department is high on the radar of many unhappy and embar rassed citizens. The police involved in the latest scandal were suspended with pay and got a slap on the wrist. Who should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law, if not the law enforcers? A: We have hundreds of police of citizens, solve crimes and serve as role models to our kids without as much as a single problem. The recent scandal involv report is currently under investigation, and I can assure every resident it has my full been suspended, pending the outcome of a proper investigation. I have seen the same videotape that you have seen its outrageous. Nevertheless, we do not resort to mob the trial. We are a country of laws and of process, which is precisely why people risk their lives to come to this great na tion. A criminal investigation is ongoing of the individuals in question, and justice should be meted out swiftly, as appropriate. As mayor, I will not accept a police department that does not conform to the highest ethical and professional standards, nor will the many excellent Hollywood ated by the recent tragic scandal. Q: Is anything being done about creating a charter school in Hollywood? If so, how will it be paid for? A. I have stated publicly that although the Broward County School Board is charged with the responsibility of ensuring quality educational opportunities in Hol lywood, there is more that Hollywoods elected in 2008, I stated that Hollywood should pursue a city-run charter middle school one that we can control, where parental involvement is mandatory. A few months ago, the City took the city-run charter school by actually apply ing for a charter from the Broward County School Board. A charter school would likely be built in part through the use of capital funds from the State of Florida, which is how Pembroke Pines pays off its school construction bonds on an ongoing basis. It should be pointed out that we have only taken the most early of steps, and a decision to actually build a school Improving education is a priority of mine, and if it is yours, too, please e-mail me at you periodically. Q: What has been done to increase A: For many years, residents had a low opinion of City Hall due to the numerous scandals and questionable busi ness deals. I have helped restore public ing people with the respect they deserve and exhibiting a level of cooperation that I think the public expects from elected Finally, by avoiding the absurd ex penditures that made headlines in the past, we are gradually restoring the publics trust of City Hall. I consider the restora to date. If the community does not believe it taints each and every decision we make even the good ones. We must continually strive to treat residents with respect, no matter what differences we may have. This is the only way I know to truly in ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS To leave comments on this story and to review the Mayors Top 11 accomplishments, visit www.hollywoodgazette.com.BOBER CONT. 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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke recently declared that the recession was "very likely over," citing the most upbeat financial forecasts and pointing to a slow but highly anticipated recovery as evidenced by third-quarter growth. Retail sales increased by 2.7 percent, and in September, The Wall Street Journal reported an increase in discretionary spending on restaurants. "Even though from a technical perspective the recession is very likely over at this point, it is still going to feel like a very weak economy for some time as many people still find their job security and their employment status is not what they wish it was," Bernanke said. But how does that trickle down to Hollywood? I reached out to Hollywood's business community to find out if on a local level, they can see the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel. The responses ranged from glass-halfempty pessimism to half-full optimism. The half-empty outlook Despite the confidence of the Federal Reserve Chairman in the recovery of the economy, many Hollywood businesspersons do not share his optimism. Scott Roberts, president of First Southeast Mortgage Corp., said that if the recession is over, then the economy is not contracting, but if its not growing either, then we are stuck in a slowmoving recovery that could take an extraordinary amount of time without government intervention. Kenny Maslak, of Sushi Blues Restaurant, agrees with Roberts and said the trickle-down recovery did not get south of Battery Park in lower Manhattan, and Michelle Kosicki of the nonprofit organization Helping Hands said that foreclosure filings hit a record high in August, and unemployment reached 9.7 percent, another all-time high, proving the recession is still a problem. "I definitely do not believe the recession is almost over," she said. "Every day more people are getting laid off, and most companies, if they are not firing, then they have a hiring freeze in place. I wish I could agree with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, but the economic recovery will not be felt for years to come." Mayor Peter Bober believes that despite rosy forecasts, the local economy still has much to be desired. He thinks that people spending again may not be a positive sign when you consider the low savings rate across the country and the accruement of debt carried by many Americans. "If people are spending but taking on more debt, it may be a danger sign, rather than a sign of improvement," he said. "Ultimately, things will pick up because history has proven this to be the case time-and-time again. Nothing dramatic is going to change, however, until banks begin lending again. This will be the biggest shot in the arm to the local economy." For Anthony Perri owner of The Mattress Store, the news from Bernanke doesn't offer much comfort. "It's easy to say things are looking up when you have a job with a consistent pay check, vacation time, health benefits and retirement. Try running your own local, small business where you as the owner are responsible for everything." The half-full optimism Other Hollywood businesspersons are trying to stay positive about the country's economic woes and think staying afloat is possible in this economic climate. Nicki Grossman, who serves on the Federal Reserve Bank's Travel and Tourism Advisory Council, said the hospitality sector will likely follow the rest of the economy as it recovers. "Broward County has been incredibly fortunate to have been the highest occupied destination in Florida well above the national and state numbers," she said. "However, our number hovers around 60 percent occupancy, which is about 5 percent less than last year. She said her industry is still optimistic and grateful that in 2010, the Super Bowl will return to South Florida to bolster the economic situation. As the great philosophers Monty Python said, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, she said. While Grossman sees improvements in the near future, the owner of Mickey Byrnes, Mark Rowe, said he hasnt felt the impact of the recession. "(I) can't really comment on the recovery because we haven't been open a year yet," he said. "Business has been steady, so overall it has been better than we forecasted at the start of the year." On the other hand, Rosa Santana, yoga instructor and partner at Omchaye, sees both a positive and negative impact in Hollywood. "I see a mix," she said. "Those who are still unemployed are struggling, and those who weren't really affected are starting to spend." The way I see it As the general manager of the Hollywood Gazette for the past four years, I have seen my share of ups and downs. However, I can finally report that this was a good month, and it can only get better from here. Unfortunately, many business owners are still waiting for their own good month, but I think it may be just around the corner. I believe that how you react to your circumstances makes the difference in your ability to meet your goals. When you are gripped by the distracting fear of losing your job or your business, what is necessary for survival innovation, hard work and focus will elude even the most experienced leader. As evidenced by much of the news in this issue, business is not only surviving but thriving in many sectors throughout Hollywood. It's easy to get caught up in the recession blues. That's ordinary. What is extraordinary, however, is the opportunity to find ways for us all to roll up our sleeves and support each other as a community. If you're having a hard time finding a silver lining in all of this, you're in luck. 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there, not that the process is being followed, Swanson-Rivenbark said. Commissioner OSheehan noted the major difference is that in the city managers recommendation is a day-to-day oversight where as the CRAs plan is to create another advisory board to meet monthly. I think there needs to be a daily level of oversight, OSheehan said. I dont believe any individual should be handed $22 million of tax payer money, given almost complete autonomy on how that money is oversight, which is what exists right now. She said for the City to not take absolute advantage of the ideas, enthusiasm and expertise of the assistant manager would be unwise. Mayor Peter Bober agreed with Commissioner OSheehan and summed up the vote as boiling down to one thing whos in charge? A new council will just create another layer of bureaucracy, he noted. We have a great set of Downtown and beach business owners and residents who do not hesitate to call and e-mail to voice their opinions, so without an advisory council. It is functionally impossible to exercise the amount and degree of oversight that is necessary when youre meeting only once a month. I will sleep a lot better at night knowing there is more oversight. Commissioner Richard Blattner seconded the motion, mentioning he has agreed with this idea for a year and a half and encouraged his fellow commissioners to do the same. Commissioner Linda Sherwood cited stipends recently discovered in the CRA budget as a reason for the need for the Commission to pay a closer role in monitoring employment contracts. Im not saying anything that was done was illegal, she said. The only way I would agree to the oversight committee (proposed by the CRA) is if the assistant city manager was totally in charge of it. Commissioner Patty Asseff stressed the Beach CRAs accomplishments and encour aged discussion from Beach CRA Executive Director Gil Martinez and the public. Residents and business owners came out to speak to the Commission mostly in support of keeping the existing structure of the CRA, touting their satisfaction with the Beach CRA under the direction of Martinez. Downtown restaurant owner Heather Keenly agreed with the plan brought forth Fundamentally, the system has to be stronger than the people, she said and I love the idea of the assistant city manager having oversight. I wouldnt want it to be anybody else. spoke in support of the existing structure. In good times, we decided that this is the way things should be. Dont let that vision stray in bad times, he said. Furr noted improvements to Downtown and especially the beach and commended the work. From a strategic standpoint of improving the Downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, Furr voted for the consolidation of both CRAs under the city manager to streamline operations and do more with less while respecting the strengths that both CRAs have. Commissioners OSheehan, Blattner and Sherwood also voted in favor of the citys managers plan. If we decide that we dont like it, we can always change it back, said Mayor Bober, carrying the motion 5-2. Commissioners Asseff and Russo were the two dissenters. I predicted this when Catherine Swanson-Rivenbark came to this city as assistant city manager, Russo said. I said, Shes here to tear apart the CRAs, and its happening. CRA FROM PAGE 1 ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS 8 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM


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Broward County passes 2010 budgetThe Broward County Board of County Commissioners passed the 2010 budget without raising property taxes on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The $3.3 billion budget decreased by $314 million compared to the 2009 budget. This represents an 8.7 percent decrease from the current year's budget. The non-voted countywide millage rate in Broward County remains at 4.8889. Owners of homestead property purchased within the last several years will, on average, pay $264 less than this year and owners of residential property without a homestead exemption are expected to pay, on average, $215 less than in the current year. Property taxes should remain virtually the same for owners of homestead properties who have been long time residents. Closing a gap of $109million in the taxpayer funded general fund meant that the Commission had to make some cuts in services. Most Broward County parks will be closed two days a week and libraries will close on Sundays. Mandatory five-day furloughs for all Broward employees will be implemented, and up to 53 employees may be laid off. Some full-time employees were moved to part-time positions. All County departments reduced their budgets and a number of administrative consolidations were made to further reduce costs. Broward Mayor Stacy Ritter announced a long-running substance abuse program that provides treatment for inmates in the Broward County jail will continue throughout the next year. The 30-day drug treatment program will be funded with approximately $400,000 from Broward County designated for substance abuse and $400,000 from a BSO trust fund designated for inmate welfare. The Sheriff had planned on cutting the program as part of the $21 million in cuts that were made in the BSO budget. Commissioners passed the budget 7-2. Broward County Commissioners Kristin Jacobs and Josephus Eggelletion Jr. were opposed. South Broward Hospital District sets millage rate for fiscal year 2009-2010The Board of Commissioners of the South Broward Hospital District, which oversees the operations for Memorial Healthcare System, will continue its multi-year history of providing tax relief to the taxpayers with the adoption of a millage rate of 1.2732, which was set at the Sept. 23 board meeting. The new rate results in a reduction in gross levied taxes of more than $3 million, translating into savings for many homeowners. The revenue received from property taxes is used to subsidize indigent programs for patient care services, including primary care centers and physician services. In addition, the South Broward Hospital District uses this revenue to match state funds for the Medicaid program and give back to community redevelopment agencies in several municipalities. Tax funds available also cover services such as pediatric services, cancer therapies, cardiac treatment and sickle cell care for indigent patients. None of the tax monies are used to fund capital projects. It is estimated that in FY2010, uncompensated care provided by the District could reach about $929 million. This new millage rate will net approximately $47.6 million in tax revenue, which represents 3.5 percent of total budgeted net revenue. By Brett Daly Associate Editor City Manager Cameron Benson proposed the 2010 operating budget to the commission for consideration in July, totaling $342,986,469 for all funds an increase of 2.8 percent from the 2009 Adopted Budget. Benson claimed in a letter to the City Commission that the challenge of the Fiscal Year 2010 budget was twofold: growing infrastructure demands when an economic rebound isnt expected for a few years and services to the city. Despite these challenges, the Commission reviewed, altered and approved the 2010 budget in September, cutting funding in some cases and increasing or decreasing funding in others. The Commission approved a budget of approximately $340 million, with the major ity of funding going toward the General ments, including the City Commission, City Manager, City Clerk and City Attorney, as well as Police and Fire Rescue. Commissioners approved a near 6 percent increase in the tax rate from the 2009 budget $6.05 although the climb is lower than originally sought. Both Mayor Peter Bober and District 3 Commissioner Heidi OSheehan voted against the tax rate increase. Around 200 Hollywood residents, business owners and city workers attended the Sept. 21 budget hearing to voice their opinions on the issues proposed by the city. and water and sewer service fees.Hollywood approves 2010 budget 2 0 0 0 H a r r i s o n S t S u i t e s 6 & 7 H o l l y w o o d F L 3 3 0 2 0 P h o n e : 9 5 4 9 6 6 1 2 4 0 G H o l l y w o o d S a b r e F e n c i n g A c a d e m y i s o p e n i n g i t s d o o r s f o r b e g i n n e r s a n d a d v a n c e d f e n c e r s f o r k i d s a n d a d u l t s i n i n d i v i d u a l o r g r o u p c l a s s e s F o r d e t a i l s g o t o w w w i l o v e f e n c i n g c o m E x e r c i s e y o u r b o d y a n d m i n d m a k e f r i e n d s a n d h a v e f u n l e a r n i n g t h e u n i q u e a n d e l e g a n t s p o r t o f f e n c i n g i n D o w n t o w n H o l l y w o o d 10 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS


CLEOPATRA'S PALACEIn August, Theresa Lawton opened a hookah bar complete with gold walls, torch-bearing statues of Egyptian goddesses and servers in bellydancing costumes in Downtown Hollywood. Cleopatra's Palace, located at 2032 Hollywood Blvd., offers about 20 different hookah flavors, including wineflavored hookah, as well as beer, wine and champagne, and it has a house DJ and bellydancing contests. "I love the atmosphere. I love the culture. It has a very European, very Middle Eastern touch," said Lawton, who was born in Egypt and is also part Greek and Italian. "I think Downtown Hollywood is a great place." Cleopatra's Palace is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily. For additional information, call 954-926-5995.S WEETZ CHO C OLATE & TREATS CAFEThis chocolate shop and lounge, which also opened in August at 1940 Harrison St., Suite 100-B, is a new venture for owners Donna Cyrus Wessely and her husband, Jair, who chose Hollywood for their store because they knew it would have great foot traffic. The shop serves desserts such as mousse cakes, cheesecakes, ice cream concoctions, chocolate bars, hand-dipped chocolate truffles, chocolate-caramel pretzel rods and apples and organic, nutfree and sugar-free specialty chocolates. "We love chocolate," Donna said. "That's kind of why we settled on this business because everybody loves chocolate." Sweetz Chocolate & Treats Cafe is open from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday and from 2 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. For additional information, call 954-251-4002 or visit www. sweetzchocolate.com. WHISKEY TANGO A LL A MERI C AN BAR AND GRILLJohn Todora opened Whiskey Tango All American Bar and Grill to provide Hollywood with a corner bar with a Downtown vibe, featuring inexpensive food and drinks and fun. The family-friendly sports bar, which opened at 1903 Hollywood Blvd. in August, hosts rock bands every Friday and Saturday, nightly pool tournaments, dart tournaments and drink specials and a full menu. "Whiskey Tango will offer something to do and a place to hang seven days a week," Todora said. "Food, fun and entertainment what more could you ask for?" For more information on Whiskey Tango All American Bar and Grill, call 954-925-2555.N INELS BEAUTY & WELLNESS STUDIOIn June, Vera Russin Orsatti opened Ninels Studio, named after her mother who she calls the best person she knows, to create a place where people can feel relaxed, rejuvenated and pampered in one stop for a great price. Ninels offers Henna tattoos, sugar body waxing, threading, facials, Swedish and deep tissue massages, reflexology and Reiki Energy Healing, a Japanese method for body and mind stress release and healing developed in 1926. Orsatti chose Hollywood (2850 Stirling Road Suite E) for her business because she loves the atmosphere. I lived here since I was 12 years old, she said. This is my home. I love the people and the weather. For more information, call 954-6516001.CITY NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDACity National Bank of Florida opened a new banking center last month in Downtown Hollywood at 1845 Hollywood Blvd. "This convenient location on Young Circle allows us to bring our financial strength and dedicated customer service directly to our customers in Hollywood. We look forward to showing them what we have to offer," President Jorge Gonzalez said. Founded in 1946, City National prides itself on its tradition of strength, stability and customer service. It has offices throughout Florida including Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, the Treasure Coast and the Orlando area with corporate offices in Miami. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m, and Ryan Riley is the bank manager. For more information, call 954-926-4240.KILWIN'SKilwin's confectionery shop, which originated in Michigan in 1947 and has more than 70 stores, opened in Downtown Hollywood at 1907 Hollywood Blvd. on Oct. 1. Patrons will be able to choose from more than 150 different products, many of which will be created in view of the public. It will also offer ice cream concoctions in 32 flavors created from Kilwin's 62-year-old secret recipe and more than 100 varieties of chocolates. Kilwin's shops are typically found in popular family-oriented visitor destinations, historic cities and thriving downtowns where there is foot traffic, said Edouard St. Hilaire, who owns the new Downtown Hollywood business with his wife, Danies. "The City has really done a lot to improve Downtown Hollywood," St. Hilaire said. "It's a place where people come to have a good time, to relax in the evening." Kilwin's opens daily at 11 a.m. For additional information, call 954-367-2872 or visit www.kilwins.com.M ER C URY A UTO TRANSPORTMercury Auto Transport recently relocated to Hollywood at 1200 S. Federal Highway. We chose to open our office in Hollywood because I have enjoyed working with the Hollywood community, have participated in the Chambers Leadership Hollywood program and am a member of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, said owner Matt Sandomir. We are pretty well connected here. Mercury Auto Transport is rated 5-stars on TransportReviews.com, the industrys leading testimonial Web site. It is also A-rated with the Better Business Bureau. At Mercury Auto Transport, our commitment is to serve the customer every step of the way by using only the most reliable and reputable auto carriers in the industry, said Sales Manager Brian Cespedes. The business is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 954-239-1780. Do you have a new business in town? E-mail brett@hollywoodgazette.com Mercury Auto Transport Operations Manager Scott Fallick with his fiance, Mari Diaz, Dispatch Manager Jill Jerome and Owner Matthew Sandomir enjoy a charity networking event in Hollywood after work. The gang at Cleopatras Palace invites you to come in and sample some exotic hookah flavors Photo by Tom OlsenPhoto by Frances DavisHollywood Gazette welcomes new businessesART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS 2009 BEST OF HOLLYWOOD POLLS OPEN UNTIL OCT. 10 ON WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 200911


By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital in Hollywood, a regional facility for pediatric specialty care, will further expand its healthcare services with the construction of a new $130 million hospital offering a variety of familyfriendly amenities. The Oct. 5 groundbreaking coincides with National Child Day, making it a fitting start to the physical transformation of the five-acre site that lies just east of Memorial Healthcare Systems 20-acre medical campus. The 160,000-square-foot childrens hospital will provide pediatric ambulatory, radiology and outpatient oncology services and feature a 24-bed Pediatric Medical and Surgical Unit, 24-bed Pediatric Oncology Unit, two GI/ Endoscopy/Special Procedure Suites, operating rooms, a conference center and a two-story atrium. Joe DiMaggios existing Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Medical and Surgical Units and Pediatric Emergency Department will remain at their current locations. The new four-story hospital, expected to open in late 2011, will be connected to the existing childrens hospital facilities and Memorial Regional Hospital via an elevated walkway with parking for more than 300 cars available in an adjacent garage. Joe DiMaggio Administrator Nina Beauchesne said the demand for pediatric services has exceeded our capacity as a facility. Each year, about 2,000 children from Palm Beach, the Keys, Naples and surrounding areas are transported to Joe DiMaggio for pediatric specialty care in nephrology, cardiac and surgical intensive care. At this point in time, we need additional facilities to further expand our services, Beauchesne said. There are times when we have children waiting for a bed. Upon completion of Memorials extensive expansion project, which also includes improvements made to the existing Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital will have 204 licensed beds. The new family-oriented, all-privateroom facility will feature a family resource center; playrooms, teen rooms, family lounges and laundry rooms on each inpatient unit; two family suites on the Inpatient Oncology Unit; flat-screen TVs, safes and wardrobes in patient rooms; room service-style dining; fantasy dcor; age-appropriate sports, arts and games; an amphitheatre; a chapel; and an outdoor playground. In an effort to be environmentally friendly, the new hospital is striving to attain Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, a distinction that few hospitals in the country have earned. The facilitys architectural design will optimize energy efficiency and odorless paint, and a wide range of recyclable materials will be utilized during construction. The new pediatric hospital, which is being constructed to allow for future vertical expansion, has been planned to meet the long-term needs of the community and beyond. Joe DiMaggio also operates a pediatric specialty office in Boca Raton, where specialists in kidney, orthopedics, cardiac, gastro and chronic illnesses rotate throughout the week, with patients requiring hospital support transported to Hollywood for care. For more information on Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital, visit www.jdch.com.Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital expands pediatric services 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? Jordan Dana Jockers was born on Aug. 16, 2008. Her parents, Alan and Mara, and her big sister, Madison, have not found a food that Jordan does not like. She just loves to eat. Jordan Dana JockersBABY MONTH of the SafecareMedical Center Richard J. Wilbur, M.D.Board Certified in Internal Medicine FINANCIAL SERV I CES INC .Member FINRA/SIPC Pa trick F. Rober tsPREP ARE FOR T OMORROWBE READ YFOR TO DA Y 12 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS


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Liora T. Hostyk of Hollywood Hills High School was ist in the National Merit Scholarship Program, and she is the only student in a Hollywood high school to receive the honor. More than 1.5 million juniors in about 22,000 high schools entered the program by taking the 2008 Prelimi nary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state. Hostyk has the opportunity to of 8,200 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $36 million that will be offered next spring. The Knightly News, Nativity Schools student-written newsmaga the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. The junior high newsmagazine, an after-school club that meets one day per week, covers both onand offcampus events for the publication that is distributed throughout the school four times during the school year. Students report and write all articles for The Knightly News. Nativitys newsmagazine was the only middle school publication in the United States to have been awarded a CSPA Gold Circle Honorable Mention last March. Im very proud of our young re porters and delighted theyve received this honor in recognition of their continued progress, said Elena Ortiz, Nativitys Principal.Hooray for Hollywood students E-mail your student news to brett@hollywoodgazette.com. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS STUDENT NEWS EVENTS FOOD HEALTH HISTOR Y OPINION PETS HO W WO U L D YO U LI K E TO FL A T T EN YO U R TU M M Y, TO N E AN D TI G H T EN YO U R AR M S, BU T T & TH I G H S, A N D HA V E MO R E EN ER G Y TH A N YO U'V E HA D I N YE A R S. . WI T H O U T WA S T I N G HO U R S IN A BO R I N G GY M? I a m s o c o n f i d e n t t h a t y o u w i l l b e a m a z e d a t h o w f a s t y o u r w e i gh t a n d i n c h e s c o m e o f f t h a t I a m giv i n g y o u 1 w e e k t o t r y H o l l y w o o d s gr e a t e s t w o r k o u t F R E E ( A $ 7 9 V a l u e ) B u t H u r r y T h i s f r e e 1 w e e k o f f e r i s o n l y f o r t h e f i r s t 1 5 p e o p l e s o d o n t w a i t a n d m i s s o u t T o Cl a i m y o u r F r e e W e e k a n d g e t t h e s e 6 R e p o r t s v i s i t : w w w S y n e r g i z e R e s u l t s c o m 9 5 4 9 2 4 4 4 6 5 SY N E R G I Z E! CL I E NT O F T H E MO NT H: b e f o r e a f t e r ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE: Hollywood Schools ShowcaseATTENTION PARENTS! Find out about educational options for your children!presented by the City of Hollywood, Broward County Public Schools & the Hollywood Education Advisory CommitteeFor more information, call 954.921.3201 Saturday, October 24 2:00 6:00 p.m. Boulevard Heights Community Center 14 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM


Local humanitarian awarded by Urban League of Broward CountyThe Urban League of Broward County, a community-based notfor-profit organization, recently awarded Rositta E. Kenigsberg the Margaret Roach Humanitarian Award for her efforts to inspire change and motivate others in the realm of social justice and race relations. The award is given to individuals in the community that have made a significant contribution to social justice causes and have demonstrated ongoing leadership in the advancement of social justice and race relations. Kenigsberg, the executive vice president of the Holocaust Documentation and Education Center in Downtown Hollywood and the founding chair of the State of Florida Commissioner of Educations Task Force on Holocaust Education, received the award at the Urban League Gala held at the Broward County Convention Center on Sept. 26. Kenigsberg has more than 29 years of loyal service in race relations, education and advocacy, and her work is dedicated to making sure youth learn from the lessons of the Holocaust. KenigsbergART & CULTURE PEOPLE COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PETS BUSINESS For sponsorship information or to register, please contact: Ed Holodak (954) 927-3436 or James Owens (305) 458-3397 *A Great Day For A Greater Cause*The tournament committee will gratefully accept any donation including merchandise, gift certificate or service that can be used as prizes or gifts. Presents Cost: $125 per golfer $450 per foursomeWho:First 144 paid golfers. Dont get shut out! F hi i f t i t i t l t t When:Saturday October 24, 20097:00 a.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. Shotgun StartWhere:Hollywood Beach Golf Resort1600 Johnson Street (954) 927-1751 Sponsorship Opportunities are available:$1,500 Gold Medal Sponsor $1,000 Silver Medal Sponsor $750 Bronze Medal Sponsor $100 Hole Sponsor C M Y CM MY CY CMY K Golf_Ad.eps 9/17/09 9:39:47 PM 2009 BEST OF HOLLYWOOD POLLS OPEN UNTIL OCT. 10 ON WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 200915


HEALTH BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD ART & CULTURE MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS By Tania Reynolds Family of Humanity, Inc. (FOH) recently visited the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) and presented them with a Hope Quilt and plaque for the families who reside at the House. The U.S. Century Bank in Hollywood sponsored the HOPE Quilt project with a generous donation of $1,000, which provided art materials, supplies and an educator to complete the quilt. Gerardo Mederos, vice president and branch manager of the Hollywood Branch as well as treasurer of the FOH Board, presented a plaque to Stacie Davis, weekend manager at RMH. For more information about Family of Humanity, visit www.familyofhumanityinc. org or call 954-699-4001. 10% OFF ANY SER VICEEXPIRES 10 / 31/ 09 MUS T BRING C OUPON CANNO T BE USED WITH ANY OT HER CO UPON PENNZ OILOIL CHANGEMO ST VEHICLES INCL UDES UP TO 5 QT S PENNZ OIL AND OIL FILT ER EXP 10 / 31 BRING CO UPON$5o TIRE RO TA TION AND BALANCINGEXP 10 / 31 MUS T BRING CO UPON$2995 FREE DIA GNOS TIC CHECK (V AL UE UP TO $95)W e strive to pro vide Quality Se r vice through H onesty and I ntegrity 2001 Pembr ok e Road, Hollyw ood FL 33020( Just East of Dixie Hw y. on the North Side acr oss fr om Mardi Gr as Casino )954-923-6550 Loretta Brunetti, C.E.O and Co-Founder, Family of Humanity, Inc; Brittany Henry, Teen Development and Growth Facilitator; Gerardo Mederos Jr. Vice President and Branch Manager, U.S. Century Bank, Hollywood and Family of Humanity, Inc. Treasurer of Board; Stacie Davis, Weekend Manager, Ronald McDonald House; Tania Reynolds, Marketing Manager, Family of Humanity, Inc; Anna Teixeira, Program Manager, Family of Humanity, Inc. and six teenage participants from the Teen Development and Growth Program at Family of Humanity, Inc. Photo contributed by Don Lee and Kevin HugginsFamily of Humanity donates Hope Quilt to Ronald McDonald House $10.00 OFFany service with this ad 16 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM


Not free, but friendly parkingBy Jennifer Sandomir Its bad enough were in a recession, but when parking inconveniences seem to set back Beach and Downtown business owners from maximizing their potential, do they just sit back and complain? Well, some do. But the successful ones offer creative solutions to attract and keep their customers coming back. Vedus : Fish & Burgers on the Beach Bert Gallo a longtime pioneer of eateries on the beach, now offers validation of parking ($5 per table) when you come for lunch Monday through Wednesdays at his latest venture Vedus (on Hayes and the Broadwalk). I want people to start thinking of the beach again for lunch, Gallo said. The view alone is incredible. So are his lobster rolls, I might add. Hes also hosting the Hollywood Chambers Business After Hours networking function this month on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Dovetail : An Aveda Concept Salon Another savvy business owner is Alan Weinberger owner of Downtown Hollywoods only Aveda concept salon, Dovetail. Since we moved to Harrison Street, we have provided our guests with free parking in the Citys Van Buren Street Garage, he said. We purchase parking vouchers from the CRA and, upon leaving, we reimburse the appropriate amount of hours worth of vouchers to effectively pay for their parking. Weinberger also likes to point out that his building, located at 1930 Harrison St., has an entrance to the garage on the third floor, so guests can enter the building there and take the elevator down to the first floor to Dovetail, which is convenient on rainy days. I also will personally escort, to and from their car, our guests who find it uncomfortable to park in the garage. With service like that, theres no reason not to got the extra mile to support your local Downtown and Beach businesses. If parking cant be free, at least business owners are doing their best to make it friendly. How are you making parking friendly in the Downtown and Beach districts of Hollywood? E-mail jennifer@hollywoodgazette.com ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS amil Va W S S T Q ly ( W i: 16 HOT-1343-09-Clambake-HollywoodGazetteAD.indd 1 9/25/09 3:08:37 PM 2009 BEST OF HOLLYWOOD POLLS OPEN UNTIL OCT. 10 ON WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 200917


Szondi Institute Harmonize your body, mind and spirit practicing traditional TAI CHI with us. Regain your positive attitude and get back in shape. Our mission is to make everyone strong and healthy through our classes. ArtsPark Bldg at Young Circle 1 @ Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd & US 1 7Cleopatras PalaceHookah Lounge and Bar, open seven days a week from 5pm to close. With daily 2-1 drinks from 5pm to 8pm. A very relaxed atmosphere, with authentic Middle East dcor, VIP rooms available for that special occasion. ArtsPark Bldg at Young Circle 1 @ Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd & US 1 7Harrison Cafe & DeliStop in for breakfast, lunch or coffee. 2028 Harrison St. Downtown Hollywood 954-367-5986 ArtsPark at Young Circle FREE live entertainment Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Demonstrations by resident artists, splash pad for children, and more. Voted Best Park New Times BrowardPalm Beach Best of 2009 Readers Poll. Free Wi-Fi!For information www.HollywoodFL.org/ ArtsPark or 954-921-3500 the art of living.... 18 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM


the art of living....WORRIED YOU COULD BE FACING FORECLOSURE?(we may have a solution for you)www.southfloridarealestateshortsale.com Ellen Bithell & Agnes Stalmach (954) 862-2631 Ellenbithell@remax.netDONT LET TIME RUN OUT! RE/MAX Executive Realty 1939 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020 Natural Forces: Broward County Public Art & Design 06 09 This exhibition focuses on recently completed public art projects by national and internationally known artists. The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood will exhibit working drawings, models, and other preparatory works, thus revealing important aspects of the creative process, as well as how these large scale art pieces are intended to interface with the public. For more information call or visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org 1650 Harrison St. Hollywood, FL 33020 954. 921.3274 ArtAndCultureCenter.org Beads & Crystal Dreams See store for details.Enjoy our wide selection of natural stones, pearls, crystals, sterling beads, findings, and more! Select your own beads for a LILLIAMs custom design created especially for you, or indulge yourself with a LjSantamaria original design. Unique, beautiful and exclusive necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Hablamos Espaol. 120 S. 20th Ave, Downtown Hollywood 954.374.BEAD (2323)Beauty of WaxCome And See Our New Location And New Hours Of Operation And Receive 10% Off All ServicesLet the experienced technicians at Beauty of Wax introduce you to a comfortable almost painless experience as we use only the finest European wax with essential oils in a lovely private Feng Shui suite. *Expires 10/31/09 114 S. 20th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33020 954.922.2252 Mon Wed: 9 am to 6 pm Thu Fri & Sat: 9 am to 8 pm Sun: 12 pm to 4 pm Specializing in Bikini Brazilian Wax and Perfect Eyebrow Shape Alice Aycock, Whirls and Twirls on a Vortex of Water, mixed media site-specific sculptural installation. 2009 BEST OF HOLLYWOOD POLLS OPEN UNTIL OCT. 10 ON WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 200919


the art of living.... Dom and Melina invite you to experience their homestyle, finger kissing soups, specialty entries, seafood, poultry, pasta and pizza or a aged Angus Sirloin Steak. We are open for Happy Hour Wednesday through Friday from 5 -7, it includes food tasting and 2 for 1 cocktails. Lunch and Dinner available 7 days a week from 11 a.m. Sundays from 4 p.m. 1833 Tyler Street, Hollywood 954-927-6704Ristorante Conca DOro Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & RestaurantAn authentic Irish pub experience. Traditional dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, beef and Guinness stew, and shepherds pie are complemented by American favorites. Open from 11am 2am. 1921 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 954.921.2317The Little BakeryIf youre in the mood for breakfast or lunch on a budget, The Little Bakery of Hollywood has you covered with a simply delicious menu baked fresh in our oven every day. What make us special are our daily fresh baked bread and pastries, tasty breakfast, delicious crepes, appetizing sandwiches, real fruit smoothies and a mouth-watering espresso bar. www.thelittlebakerysite.com 2033 Harrison Street. Downtown Hollywood, Fl. 33020 Ph. 954-3918504Yoga OneYoga One is a community-oriented local yoga studio with highly trained instructors. We offer classes every day for students of all levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. We also have great Mommy and Me yoga classes and Kids Yoga. Cultivate more peace and happiness in your life and become part of a fun, healthy community. Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & RestaurantAn authentic Irish pub experience. Traditional dishes such as corned beef and cabbage, beef and Guinness stew, and shepherds pie are complemented by American favorites. 1921 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood 954.921.2317 www.mickeybyrnes.com Open Monday to Friday 4pm to 2am Saturday & Sunday 11am to 2am 20 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM


FINANCIAL MATTERSROTH IRA CONVERSIONSBY P ATRICK F. ROBERTSPart 2 of 2: Planning for New Opportunities In Part 1 in last months issue, we covered: What are the current rules? Whats changing? So why concern yourself with this now? Roth IRAs have become popular retirement-savings vehicles since their introduction in 1998. But if youre a high-income taxpayer, chances are you couldnt participate in the Roth revolution. Well, thats about to change. In 2006, President Bush signed the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act (TIPRA) into law. TIPRA repeals the $100,000 income limit for conversions and also allows ing separately. What this means is that regardyoull be able to convert a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. Theres a taxing problem If youve made only nondeductible contributions to your traditional IRA, then only the earnings, and not your own contributions, will be subject to tax at the time you convert the IRA to a Roth. But if youve made both deductible and nondeductible IRA contributions to your traditional IRA and you dont plan on converting the entire amount, things can get complicated. Under IRS rules, you cant just convert nondeductible contributions to a Roth and avoid paying tax at conversion. Instead, the amount you convert is deemed to consist of a pro-rata portion of the taxable and nontaxable dollars in the IRA. For example, assume you have a traditional IRA that contains $350,000 of taxable (deductible) contributions, $100,000 of taxable earnings and $50,000 of nontaxable (nondeductible) contributions. You cant convert only the $50,000 nondeductible (nontaxable) contributions to a Roth. Instead, youll need to prorate the taxable and nontaxable portions of the account. So in the example above, 90 per cent ($450,000/ $500,000) of each distribution from the IRA (and conversion) will be taxable, and 10 percent will be nontaxable. You cant escape this result by using separate IRAs. The IRS makes you aggregate all your traditional IRAs (including SEPs and SIMPLEs) when calculating the taxes due whenever you take a distribution from (or convert) any of the IRAs. But for every glitch, theres a potential workaround. In this case, one way to avoid the prorating requirement and to ensure you conall of your taxable IRA money your deductible contributions and earnings to an employer retirement plan like a 401(k) (assuming you have access to an employer plan that accepts rollovers). This will leave only the nontaxable money in your traditional IRA, which you can then convert to a Roth IRA tax free. (You can leave the taxable IRA money in the employer plan or roll it back over to an IRA at a later date.) But even if you have to pay tax at conver sion, TIPRA contains more good news: If you make a conversion in 2010, youll be able to report half the income from the conversion in 2011 and the other half in 2012. For example, if your traditional IRA contains $250,000 of taxable dollars (your deductible contributions and earnings) and $175,000 of nontaxable dollars (your nondeductible contributions), and you convert the IRA to a Roth IRA in 2010, youll report half of the income ($125,000) in 2011 and the other half ($125,000) in 2012. And speaking of employer retirement plans... Before 2008, you couldnt roll funds over from a 401(k) or other employer plan directly to a Roth IRA unless the dollars came from a Roth 401(k) account or a Roth 403(b) account. the funds over to a traditional IRA and then (if you met the income limits and other requirements) convert the traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. And, as described earlier, you needed to aggregate all your traditional IRAs to deter mine how much income tax you owed when you converted the traditional IRA. The Pension Protection Act of 2006 streamlined this process. Now, you can simply roll over your employer plan distribution directly to a Roth IRA. Youll still need to meet the $100,000 income limit for 2008 and 2009. And youll still need to pay income tax on any taxable dollars rolled over. you can avoid the proration rule, since youre not converting a traditional IRA to a Roth IRA. This can be helpful if you have nontaxable money in the employer plan and your goal is to minimize the taxes youll pay when you convert. For example, if you receive a $100,000 distribution from your 401(k) plan and $40,000 is nontaxable because youve made after-tax contributions, you can roll the $40,000 over tax free directly to a Roth IRA and roll over the balance ($60,000) tax free to a traditional IRA. Is a Roth conversion right for you? The answer to this question depends on many factors, including your income tax rate, the length of time you can leave the funds in the Roth IRA without taking withdrawals, your states tax laws and how youll pay the income taxes professional can help you decide whether a Roth conversion is right for you and help you plan for this exciting new retirement savings opportunity.Patrick F. Roberts is the Branch Manager for Financial Services, Inc. For more information, call 954-454-7028 or visit www.raymondjames.com/ ART & CULTURE MONEY COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH OPINION PEOPLE PETS Quit smoking nowIn 2007, 19.8 percent of adults in the United States were cigarette smokers, which is the lowest percent age ever recorded. Although its a great achievement, it still means 43.4 million U.S. adults smoke. Cigarette smoking is the most impor tant preventable cause of morbidity, mortality and excess health care costs in the United States. From 2000 to 2004, cigarette smok ing caused an estimated annual average of 443,595 deaths and cost $193 billion dollars per year in smoking attributable costs. Smoking is responsible for 95 percent of lung cancer, the vast majority cant risk factor for heart disease, as well as other cancers. At $4 per pack, the cost of the cigarettes alone can easily be more than $2,500 a year. Preventing smoking and providing effective treatment to help smokers quit will remain a public health priority for the foreseeable future. In support of this goal, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently published the clinical practice guideline entitled, Treating Tobacco Use and Depen dence: 2008 Update. The new guidelines present evidence that counseling by a physi cian, even lasting three minutes or less, increases the odds for prolonged abstinence. Higher intensity counseling lasting greater than 10 minutes doubles the abstinence rate compared to minimal counseling. Tobacco cessation treat ments are cost-effective and have been shown to reduce health-care costs. The number of effective medications for tobacco dependence treatment has in creased to seven approved medications: Chantix, Wellbutrin SR, and Nicotine replacement therapy in the form of patch, gum, lozenge, inhaler and nasal spray. If you smoke, when you see your physician, he should ask you two ques make a quit attempt now? If the answer is no, he should offer to help at another time when you are more motivated. If the answer is yes, you and your doc tor should set a quit date and move on to the second question: What worked or did not work when you tried to quit before? If you have no idea, your doc tor should offer advice about strategies that generally do work. This likely will include the use of one or more of the ap proved medications for treatment. Recent studies show that Chantix after three to six months. The most com mon adverse effect of Chantix is nausea, which at the maximal dosage occurs in about one-third of treated individuals. However, most of the nausea reported was mild and treatment discontinuation due to nausea occurred in only 3 percent of patients. If your attempt at quitting is unsuc cessful, dont give up. Less than 40 per cent of smokers try to quit each year and among those who make a quit attempt, few remain abstinent after one year. The true nature of tobacco use is that of a chronic disorder similar to other diseases such as diabetes and COPD. Relapse is expected. Successful treatment should take a long-term view of the relationship between you and your physician and should incorporate encouragement, counseling and effective drug therapy at every opportunity. Permanent absti nence is the goal of treatment but is usually achieved only after multiple cycles of remission and relapse. If after reading this article you feel that now is the time for you to make a quit attempt, call your physician RIGHT NOW. You might have saved your own life. in Internal Medicine. Dr. Wilbur practices at located at 4050 D Sheridan St., Hollywood, FL 33021. For an appointment with Dr. Wilbur, online at www.safecare.com. RICHARD J. WILBUR M.D. HEALTH COLUMN FL U SHOTS AVAILA BLE$25Wa lk-ins We lcomeMonday Fr iday : 9:00 8:00 Saturday : 9:00 3:00 Sunday : 9:00 1:00 750 S. Fe deral Highway Hollywood, FL 33020 954-342-8800 2009 BEST OF HOLLYWOOD POLLS OPEN UNTIL OCT. 10 ON WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 200921






Fred Hunters rennovates and offers community center to non-prot use By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Fred Hunter Memorial Services is continuing the family-run tradition that was introduced in Hollywood more than a halfcentury ago while updating its facilities and enhancing its services to meet the changing needs of todays clientele. The only full-service, family-owned and operated funeral home, cemetery and crematory business in Broward County was originally established in Detroit in the 1890s by Fred Hunter and his family. They relocated their business to South Florida Hunters Funeral Home on State Road 7 in Hollywood. Meanwhile, another notable name in the industry, the Quinn family, had owned and operated funeral homes in New Jersey since around 1915. Third-generation businessmen and brothers John and Kevin Quinn sold their nine locations in 1997 and moved to Florida. An opportunity to get back into the funeral business presented itself a few years later when Fred Hunters three Broward locations, which had since been taken over by a Cincinnati-based company, became available. The sale of the Hollywood, Davie and Fort Lauderdale facilities to the Quinn family in 2004 marked the beginning of a new era in Fred Hunter Memorial Services history that balances the family-run tradition with modernized facilities and updated services that include an E-Aftercare online program. The funeral home at the current Hollywood location, which opened at 6301 Taft St. in 1962, recently underwent extensive renovations, including improvements to the lobby and the consolidation of personnel single building. Really very little had been done structurally for 25 or 30 years, John Quinn said. It was time to move the business into a more modern era. This movement into the future started to take shape in 2006 when the roadways through the cemetery, Hollywood Memorial Gardens, were repaved and new water-conservation irrigations systems were installed. Another new feature is the recent installation of two generators that will provide the Hollywood facilities with electricity in the event of a power outage, a potential concern that the Quinns recognized in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. This is the only funeral home that we know of with full generator backup so that we could provide for our families under any circumstances, John Quinn said. Another innovative feature recently introduced at the Hollywood location is the Community Center, a renovated, standalone building thats available for families for a reception following funeral services or for groups seeking a venue for holding meetings or events. Fred Hunters provides the space, which can accommodate about 125 organizations at no charge. The Community Center features a small kitchen, and full catering services are available. The Community Center also is the site of a free monthly grief therapy program and community-oriented seminars on topics ranging from grief and grieving to living wills and estate planning. There will also be a 2,000-square-foot space dedicated as a Community Center at the funeral home in Davie, which opened at 2401 S. University Drive in 1975. That location closed Aug. 1 for renovations that include a new roof with solar energy panels and will reopen by December. The Downtown Fort Lauderdale location, the former Blackburn Funeral Home at 718 S. Federal Highway that was purchased by the Hunter family in 1989, underwent cosmetic renovations about a year ago and additional upgrades have been planned. Quinn said improvements at the Fred Hunters facilities have taken a lot of work and time. Were very proud of what weve accomplished, he said. The owners, management and staff at Fred Hunter Memorial Services are also proud of the emphasis the company places on family, the families the business serves as well as the family environment of the workplace. John Quinns son Ryan and Kevin Quinns son Kevin Jr. are involved in the business, as are facilities and grounds director Ruben Lariz and his son Michael, a foreman. Some of the administrative staff has been here over 30 years, John Quinn said. It really is a family over here. He said when the Quinns took over Fred Hunters, they combined existing staff with recruited industry professionals in people dedicated to the families they serve. This includes General Manager Jeff Casey, a funeral service professional for more than 30 years. People really do trust us at a very difto keep that trust, John Quinn said. For more information on Fred Hunter Memorial Services, call 954-989-1550 or visit www.fredhunters.com.Casey The Quinn Family: (L to R) Kevin Quinn, Jr., Kevin Quinn, Sr., John Quinn and his son, Ryan Quinn.ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS 9 5 4 2 3 9 1 7 8 0w w w m e r c u r ya ut o t r a n s p o r t c o m $2 5 o f fy o u r d e p o s i t w i t h m e n t i o n o f t h i s a d 24 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM


New and Exciting Arts Education Programming for Children, Teens and Adults beginning in OctoberThe Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, and the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work. Visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org/education for more information.1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL ArtAndCultureCenter.org 954. 921. 3274 2009 BEST OF HOLLYWOOD POLLS OPEN UNTIL OCT. 10 ON WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 200925


ONGOINGTHE MATCHMAKER The Hollywood Playhouse kicks off its new season with Thornton Wilders lighthearted classic comedy directed by Hollywood resi dent Herb Ault; 8 p.m. Tues.-Sun. or 2 p.m. Wed. & Sun., through Oct. 30; 2640 Washington St.; $30 general admission, $25 for children, seniors & groups. Call 954-922-0404. PUBLIC ART EXHIBITION Natural Forces: Broward County Public Art & Design - will be on display through Nov. 1; 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. 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 954-921-2462. JEWISH WAR VETS SOUGHT The Jewish War Veterans of Post 613 meet Meyerhoff Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Morton Weiner, 954-961-3330. SCORE VOLUNTEERS 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. KEVIN ARROW ART EXHIBITION Things are good, but can always be better visual art exhibition will be on display through Nov. 1; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; Art and Culture Center of Holly wood, 1650 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274. 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/ Southeast Focal Point Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Janet, 954-966-9805. WALKING CLUB Commit 2B Fit program for all ages on a 2-mi. reaching distance goals & bandanas for ca nine companions; 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; free ($1.50 weekend/ holiday park admission for ages 6 & up). Call 954-985-1980. GOLF IN NO TIME Learn the fundamentals of golf in 6 weekly lessons; various days & times available; Or angebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $89/session. Call 954-967-4653, ext. 4. PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS outdoor activities for both children & adults & adults only. Call Susan, 954-484-6484. PROJECT ROOM EXHIBITION Kerry Phillips: New Work visual art exhibi tion will be on display Oct. 10 Nov. 8, with an opening reception Oct. 9; 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.MONDAYSKINDER CHEFS Cooking class for ages 3-8; 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. HATHA YOGA CLASS Instructor-led class for adults; 6:45-8 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $10/session. Call 954-9262480. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Stay aware of your cardiovascular health; 9:30-11 a.m.; Memorial Senior Partners, 7031 Taft St.; free. Call 954-963-8030. PRENATAL KUNDALINI YOGA 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. BEACH MEDITATION 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.MONDAY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYMUSIC & DANCING UNDER THE STARS Live music varies from easy listening to line dancing, R&B to rock n roll; 7:30-9 p.m. (weather permitting); Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call 954-921-3404. MONDAY & WEDNESDAYKUNG FU CLASSES For ages 4-12; 5 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION Adult classes; 7:30-9 p.m. Mon. & 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wed.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. ATEMI-RYU KARATE CLASSES & respect; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $40/month. Call 954-985-1980 or instructor Joseph Williams, 954-275-6121.MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYMOMMIES IN MOTION Fitness class features cardiovascular, strength a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $7/class or $60/10 classes. Call 954-864-9098. TAI CHI Adult classes; 7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. MONDAY & THURSDAYKARATE CLASSES All ages are welcome at World Tae Kwon Do classes; 6-7:15 p.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; $30/ month. Call 954-243-7297. DANCE CLASSES Modern, liturgical, ballet, jazz & lyrical for ages 5 & up presented by the Feet That Preach Institute; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; $30 residents, $40 nonresidents. Call Shirley Jones, 754-3683171.MONDAY & FRIDAYSCRABBLE 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.MONDAY THURSDAYTEEN LOUNGE Watch TV, listen to music & play favorite board & card games with friends; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; free. Call 954-921-3511.MONDAY FRIDAY HOLLYWOOD BRIDGE CLUB Featuring triple point games every day, supervised play Mon. & Thurs., jackpot games Mon & Fri., bagels & cream cheese; 12:30 p.m.; Temple Sinai, 1400 N. 46th Ave.; $8 entry fee. Call David, 954-600-1899, or Sedat, 954-790-3010.MONDAY SATURDAYAEROBICS AT THE YMCA Highand low-impact step aerobics; mornings & evenings; 3161 Taft St. Call Patty Ceballos, 954-989-9622. TUESDAYSROTARY CLUB Lunch meeting; noon; Hollywood Rotary Clubhouse, 2349 Taylor St. Call Gary Smith, 954-889-0808. RAJA YOGA MEDITATION 10-11 a.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447. OPEN MIC JAM SESSION 10 p.m.; Shenanigans, 3303 Sheridan St. Call 954-981-9702. LAUGHTER YOGA 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. GERMAN MOVIES 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. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 7-8:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South (1st Floor West), 3600 Washington St.; free. Call Brenda Ferriolo, 954-791-6318. BEGINNERS YOGA Relaxing stretches lay the foundation for basic yoga poses to restore body, mind & self; 5:15 p.m.; Visual Arts Pavilions aerobics room, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $10/class. Call 954-547-3079. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free (metered parking). Call 954-921-3600. BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL Learn how to use your daily self-monitored blood glucose to improve diabetes control with Internet tools; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-270-2662 to register. ADULT BALLET CLASSES 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899. YOGA WITH SARASWATI 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.TUESDAY THURSDAY 3HO KUNDALINI YOGA As taught by Yogi Bhajan for all ages & levels: Postures, Breathing, Meditation, Chanting, Massage, Diet, Hygiene; 6-7 p.m.; 3901 S. Ocean Dr.; $15 (1st class free with 10 paid classes). Call Sadhana Kaur Khalsa, 954237-4186. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAYDANCE CLASSES Dance Explosion offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop & lyrical/contemporary for ages 3 to teens; David Park Recreation Center, 108 N. 33 Ct.; $40/month. Call 954-985-5674.TUESDAY & THURSDAYGROUP FITNESS 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.TUESDAY & FRIDAYDYNAMIC VINYASA YOGA WITH RONNI Tone the body, Tame the mind with this detoxifying sequencing based on Ashtanga Yoga, with hands-on assistance given for a deeper practice; 9-10:20 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 340-626-9642.WEDNESDAYSKARATE CLASSES USA Goju Karate classes develop courtesy & 6-7 p.m. (beginner kids), 7-8 p.m. (adults); Driftwood Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $30/month resident ($20/2nd family member), $35/month nonresident. Call Ed Gonzalez, 305-801-3361. THRIFT SHOP Open to the public, volunteers needed; 9 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, 400 N. 35th Ave. Call 954-989-8304. PEE WEE TENNIS LESSONS For ages 4-8; 5:30-7 p.m.; David Park Tennis Center, 510 N. 33rd Ct.; $15/session. Call 954-967-4237. SOUTH BROWARD BUSINESS COUNCIL 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. INTRO-TO-POLE Bring heels & a small towel for pole-dancing class; 5:30 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $20. Call 954-282-8300. RAJA YOGA MEDITATION 7-8 p.m.; Hillcrest Playdium, 1100 Hillcrest Dr.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447. MENS GOLF GROUP Register for 9 holes of golf & dinner with the Hollywood Mens Golf Association; 4:30 p.m.; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $25 annual dues. Call Brian, 954967-4653, ext. 24. MUSIC THEORY CLASSES For ages 4-6 & 7-11; 3:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-9241133 for fees. CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPIN R&B ballroom dancing; 7-8:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $10. Call 954-921-3408. EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES Music & Movement classes feature singing, moving, listening, interacting socially & playing simple instruments; 1-1:45 p.m.; Beverly Park Community Center, 6291 Funston St. Must pre-register: 954-967-4234.WEDNESDAY & THURSDAYTAI CHI 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. ZAMAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS Piano, boys violin & band classes for ages 6 & older, with scholarships & family discounts available; 3-5 p.m. Wed. & 3-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave. Call Dr. Brown, 954-288-5443.WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAYCARDIO P.A.R.A.D.E. Dance your way into better shape to the rhythms of salsa, samba, merengue, konpa, soca & hip hop; 8 p.m. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m. Sat.; Synergize, 1948 Tyler St.; $10/class (1st class free). Call 954-924-4465.THURSDAYSBLUE MOON THURSDAYS Performances by local blues-inspired musicians; 7-9 p.m.; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. LAUGHTER YOGA 7-7:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. CHEERLEADING CLASSES Little League cheerleading classes for ages 4-7; 4:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. 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 Sea. Must RSVP: 954-985-6371. 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 & Coun try Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, 305-651-5777. OJIMA ENERGY EMPOWERMENT CIRCLE 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. ADULT JAZZ/EXERCISE 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899. BEGINNERS YOGA 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. Call 954-921-3600. TAI CHI CLASSES Beginners classes are offered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA; 10-11:30 a.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-921-3408.FRIDAYSFUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDS 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. KIDS EAT FREE DOWNTOWN Ages 10 & younger enjoy a free kids menu meal when accompanied 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, Orale Mexican Restaurant, Sage Caf & Oyster Bar, Spice Resto-Lounge, Taverna Yiamas or The Little Bakery. Call the Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. TIKI SUNSETS HAPPY HOUR Features live music & entertainment at the poolside Lava Tiki Bar & Grille; 6-9 p.m.; Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, 4000 S. Ocean Dr.; no cover charge & free valet parking before 7 p.m. Call 954-454-4334. PLAZA PERFORMANCES Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy live entertainment in a variety of musical genres; 7-9 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. FL. POP SHOP Interactive pop workshop with master 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. RAINBOW ART CLASS For ages 2-3; 4-4:45 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. SINGLE GOURMET Provides upscale gatherings for singles to rants in Hollywood. Call 954-723-9608. GROUP SALSA CLASSES Beginner/intermediate level; 8-9 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $12. Call 954-282-8300. CLASSIC MOVIES NIGHT TheMeetUpClub.com, 1940 Harrison St. (Mezzanine). Call 954-367-6723. EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES Music & Movement classes feature singing, moving, listening, interacting socially & playing simple instruments; 1-1:45 p.m.; McNicol Recreation Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave. Must pre-register: 954-921-3511. BALLROOM DANCING Includes dinner & free line dance lessons; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Hollywood Moose Lodge, 2907 Taylor St.; $10. Call 954-927-0826.FRIDAY SUNDAYDOG BEACH OF HOLLYWOOD Dogs must have current rabies tag & owners are responsible for waste cleanup; 5-9 p.m.; North Beach between Pershing & Custer CALENDAR CONT. ON PAGE 20 26 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM CALENDARof eventsE-mail your Hollywood events to calendar@hollywoodgazette.com by the 18th of the month for inclusion in the community calendar.ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS


streets; weekend daily pass is $5/ resident, $10/nonresident (per dog); 6-month pass is $30/resident, $60/ nonresident. Call 954-921-3404.SATURDAYSIMAGINATION HOUR Storytelling & interactive activities for children; 3-4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. TAI CHI FOR SENIORS Improve balance & strength, help prevent osteoporosis, weak bone density, hypertension & strokes; 10 a.m.; Classic Residence by Hyatt, 2480 N. Park Rd.; free. RSVP: 954963-0200. FITNESS BOOT CAMP methods of military training, martial ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 or 954-963-7712. ADULT YOGA CLASSES Art and Culture Center of Holly woods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times & fees. ABCS (ABS, BALANCE AND CORE) Creative exercises focus on all abdominal muscles, followed by back-strengthening, core & chal lenging balance poses; 10:30 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (aerobics room, Visual Arts Pavilion), Holly wood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $10/class. Call 954-547-3079. INTRO-TO-POLE Bring heels & a small towel for poledancing class; 6 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $20. Call 954-282-8300.SATURDAY & SUNDAYARTSPARK FUN SHOP Interactive childrens arts & crafts activities; 4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-923-1950. AQUARIUM: BEHIND THE SCENES Get a closer look at a 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium & learn about its inhabitants; 2-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Na ture Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1. Call 954-926-2480.SUNDAYSORGANIC GREEN MARKET Featuring Joshs Organic Garden; 9 a.m.-5:31 p.m., rain or shine; Harrison St. & the Broadwalk. Call 954-456-3276. PALM COURT JAZZ Light & breezy jazz performances; 4-6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. SUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISE 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. TAI CHI Adult classes; 9 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954921-3500 for fees.THURS., October 1MANGROVE ADVENTURE HIKE Travel down the Lake Observation Trail with a park naturalist for a unique mangrove swamp experi ence; 2-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954-926-2480. BOOK CLUB 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. NATURE FRIENDS MEETING 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 Sheri dan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480.FRI., October 2GRAPES FOR GRADES 2009 tion and live music with Diva Joan Cartwright and the Jazz Hotline; 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Marriott, 2501 N. Ocean Dr.; $70. Call the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 954-923-4000. BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Features a performance by the Debbie Orta Quartet; 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. MOONLIGHT PADDLE TOUR A guide will lead experienced adult paddlers around West Lake by the light of a full moon; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $10, plus $20 canoe/kayak rental (or bring your own). Must prepay: 954-926-2480. 1ST FRIDAY NETWORKING PARTY Biz to Biz Networking event for young professionals in their 20s40s includes complimentary 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. TAI CHI Demonstration class; 9-9:30 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Com munity Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.SAT., October 3CARDBOARD BOAT RACE 2nd annual event features manned vessels constructed of cardboard, entertainment, hot dogs & bever ages; noon-6 p.m.; City of Hollywood Marina, 700 Polk St. Call 954-9213035. HEALTHY MOTHER-HEALTHY BABIES Forget Me Not activities will include a memory walk, ceremony, luncheon, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-9262480. KAYAK FOR BEGINNERS Ages 15 & older learn skills that include basic stroke, long-distance paddling, sea-kayaking & safety; 9-11:30 a.m.; Holland Park, Johnson St. & 6th Ave.; $35; must preregister. Call instructor Colleen, 954-328-5231.SUN., October 4DREAM CAR CLASSIC Features pre-1980 vehicles, DJ music, a bounce house & awards; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Hollywood Blvd. west of Young Circle; free admission. Call 954-926-3377. HISTORIC HAMMERSTEIN HOUSE TOUR Designed in 1935 by prominent Hollywood architect Bayard Lukens in the Tropical Modern style, the historic home is shown to the public free of charge by the Hollywood His torical Society; 1-4 p.m.; 1520 Polk St.; free. Call 954-923-5590. COIN & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Presented by Gold Coast Coin Club of Hollywood; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Ct.; free. Call 954-967-4236.TUES., October 6FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING Free one-on-one business counsel ing sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976, for an appointment. SOUTHEAST REPUBLICAN CLUB Includes refreshments; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; metered parking. Call Ed Napolitano, 954296-0041. TAI CHI Demonstration class; 6:30-7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Com munity Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.WED., October 7FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING Free one-on-one business counsel ing sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976, for an appointment.THURS., October 8DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS Hollywood Junior Chamber (Jay cees) cocktail reception & awards ceremony will honor outstanding individuals for exceptional service Hollywood Jaycees Hall, 2930 Hollywood Blvd.; $20. Call Debra Gronvold, 954-981-4378. HOLLYWOOD ART GUILD Monthly meeting open to the public 7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call Peggy Austen, 954924-1818.FRI., October 9S.A.L.T. HEALTH & FUN FAIR Hollywood S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) presents educational information from Police & Fire depts., health screenings, entertainment, refresh ments, giveaways, drawings & prizes; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multipurpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; free. Call 954-925-3737 or 954921-3408. GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST & Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr.; $12 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce members, $18 future members. Must register: 954-9234000. BROADWALK FEST The 18 Wheelers will perform; 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. FRIENDSHIP GAMES Features friendly sports competition, music, food & a talent show; 10 a.m.2 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd. Call 954-985-1980. DATE NITE My Very Own Power Potion themed activities for ages 2-8 will include the movie The Chronicles of Narnia (PG) & a spaghetti dinner; 6-9:30 pm; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133. ART SHOW Enjoy complimentary refreshments at a showing of artwork by students at Ninas Art Supplies & Picture Framing; 5-8 p.m.; 6140 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-614-0505.SAT., October 10HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT SERIES Magic City performs classical & contemporary pop selections; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Amphithe 954-967-4235. ECO-ROOM ANIMALS Explore the many interesting creatures that can be found in the Exhibit Hall Eco-Room; 10-11 a.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954-926-2480. TUES., October 13JUNIOR CHAMBER MEETING The Greater Hollywood Junior Chamber (Jaycees) general meeting & networking are open to all; 6-7 p.m.; Jaycees Hall, 2930 Hollywood Blvd.; Call Executive Director Debra Gronvold, 954-981-4378. BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Learn Basics of Importing & Export ing; 6-8 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-921-3388.WED., October 14RELAY FOR LIFE KICKOFF PARTY Local kickoff for the American Cancer Societys signature fundraising activ ity in March will feature complimen tary hors doeuvres, soda & 1 drink ticket, plus 2 free hours of parking in the garage at 20th Avenue between Harrison & Van Buren streets; 6-8 p.m.; Sage French Caf & Oyster Bar, 2000 Harrison St.; free. Call 954-391-9466. ARTIST RECEPTION & TALK Michele Oka Doner will discuss her art and mingle with attendees at this event, part of the Natural Forces: Broward County Public Art & Design - exhibition; 6-9 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; free for ACCH members & $10 for nonmembers. Call 954921-3274. PROPERTY TAX OUTREACH Broward County Property Appraiser staff will assist taxpayers with Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Rd.; free. Call Kelly Brown, 954-357-5579.THURS., October 15DOG PARK PETIQUETTE All ages can learn how to have a safe & enjoyable dog park experi ence 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. Must pre-register: 954-938-0617.FRI., October 16BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Features a performance by Marijah & the Reggae Allstars; 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. FRI. SUN., October 16-18HOLLYWOOD BEACH CLAMBAKE 8th annual festival features a bounty of fresh seafood, children entertain ment & live music by Poncho Sanchez, Jason Ricci, Anthology & many other acts; 5-9 p.m. Fri., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat. & Sun.; Broadwalk at Johnson St.; free admission. Call 954-926-3377.SAT., October 17ARTWALK Stroll through Downtown Hollywoods galleries & boutiques & enjoy complimentary refreshments at all galleries & participating businesses; 7-10 p.m.; guided map available at Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2028 Harrison St., Suite 1; free. Call Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. ECOACTION DAY Volunteers ages 13 & older will clean up trash, plant native plants, and/or remove non-native invasive plants; bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent & drinking water; 9 a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480. WEBELOS WORKSHOP Webelos can work on a naturalist badge; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $6. Must prepay: 954-926-2480. SUN., October 18MEET THE AUTHOR Featuring Aranka Siegal, author of Upon the Head of the Goat: A Childhood in Hungary 1939-1944 and Grace in the Wilderness: After the Liberation 1945-1948; 2:30 p.m.; Holocaust Documentation and Education Center, 2031 Harrison St.; free. RSVP: Diana Loreman, Librar ian, 954-929-5690, ext. 209. FREE ADMISSION DAY Enjoy visual art exhibitions & familyfriendly hands-on art activities at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood; noon-4 p.m.; 1650 Harrison St.; free. Call 954-921-3274.MON., October 19HOLLYWOOD GARDEN CLUB 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.TUES., October 20FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING Free one-on-one business counsel ing sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976, for an appointment. DEPRESSION GLASS CLUB S. Fla. Depression Glass Club promotes awareness & appreciation of depression-era glassware through lectures, publications & exhibits; 7:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-9648073.WED., October 21VETERANS MEETING All veterans are invited to the American Legion Post 308 West Hollywood meeting; 7 p.m.; Driftwood Recreation Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave. Call 954-296-1242. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING Free one-on-one business counsel ing sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976, for an appointment.THURS., October 22PROPERTY TAX OUTREACH Broward County Property Appraiser staff will assist taxpayers with Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Kelly Brown, 954357-5579.FRI., October 23CLASSIC CRUISE NIGHT Pre-1978 classic car show presented by the Beach CRA; 6-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Broadwalk; free admission (cars must register). Call 954-926-3377. BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Features a performance by The Baboons; 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. CPR CLASS Presented by Nanny Poppinz; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Must pre-register: 954-889-5829.SAT., October 24HOLLYWOOD SCHOOLS SHOWCASE Local student accomplishments are highlighted with performances, demonstrations & a Hollywood Stars student talent showcase; 2-6 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Community 967-4235. HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT SERIES Broward College Jazz Ensemble per forms; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Call 954-967-4235.SUN., October 25DOWN SYNDROME BUDDY WALK Activities for all ages include a fund raising walk, breakfast, entertain ment & picnic lunch; 9 a.m.; North Beach Park, 3601 N. Ocean Dr.; free, with onsite parking fees. Call 954-926-2480. K9 OKTOBERFEST Features games for dogs, vendors, a bounce house & more; 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $1.50/person gate entrance fee for ages 6 & older. Call 954-985-1980.WED., October 28BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Greater Hollywood Chamber of Com merce networking event; 5-7 p.m.; Vedus Fish & Burger Shack, 1500 N. Broadwalk; $7 Chamber members, $12 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000.THURS., October 29PARTY WITH A PURPOSE Monthly networking event that brings business leaders together for net working, 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 954-962-8180FRI., October 30 ARTSPARK BOO BASH Kids of all ages can enjoy safe trickor-treating along the Haunted Trail, live entertainment by the Monsters & Halloween fun; 7-10 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. TRICK OR TREAT STREET Features treats for the kiddies & a 5 p.m. Pumpkin Carving by downtown chefs during the weekly Funtastic Fridays for Kids; 5-9 p.m.; Anniversary Park, Hollywood Blvd. & 20th Ave., & surrounding downtown area; free. Call 954-921-3016. HALLO-GREEN All ages can enjoy games, crafts & fun activities; 6-8 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954-9262480. BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Features a performance by Delou Africa Ensemble; 7-9 p.m.; Holly wood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. DATE NITE UFO Fun themed activities for ages 2-8 will include the movie Race to Witch Mountain (PG) & dinner; 6-9:30 pm; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133.SAT., October 31CREATURES OF THE SWAMP HIKE All ages can learn about the swamp creatures that lurk at the Nature Center; 10-11 a.m.; Anne Kolb Na ture Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954-926-2480. 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 Execu tive Realty, 954-292-6412. 2009 BEST OF HOLLYWOOD POLLS OPEN UNTIL OCT. 10 ON WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 200927 Michael S. Brown PUBLISHER Meredith A. Brown FOUNDING EDITOR Jennifer Sandomir GENERAL MANAGER Barbara Pellicano-Tisi ADMIN. DIRECTORAlvaro Rosero CREATIVE DIRECTOR Brett Daly ASSOCIATE EDITORCaron Conway LEAD CORRESPONDENT James Owens ACCOUNT EXECUTIVEEllie Allen ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Bill Kite ACCOUNTING Southeast Offset 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. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Congratulations, Alvaro!


The City of Hollywood is joining hundreds of communities across the country in preparing for the American Cancer Societys 2010 Relay For Life, beginning with a kickoff celebration set for Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sage French Cafe & Oyster Bar, 2000 Harrison St. The Kickoff Party, which will feature complimentary hors doeuvres, soda and one drink ticket per guest, is open to past Relay For Life participants, former and current cancer patients and their families, businesses and civic organizations, as well as anyone interested in signing up as a participant or volunteer and for anyone interested in learning more about the American Cancer Societys signature fundraising activity, the Relay For Life. Relay For Life is an event that brings together communities in the fight against cancer. It is an event where people throughout the entire community come together for a common cause and where participants can enjoy the camaraderie of a team, while raising funds to support the research, education, advocacy and patient services provided by the American Cancer Society. The annual event brings together more than 3.5 million people across the country to celebrate those battling cancer, remember loved ones lost to the disease and to fight back. Communities participate by organizing teams of 10 to 15 people each who camp out at a public location and take turns walking or running laps. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, lasting up to 18 hours. The Hollywood Relay For Life will take place March 5 to 6, 2010, at the ArtsPark at Young Circle, located on Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1 in Downtown Hollywood. The event will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 5 and will conclude at noon on March 6. More than 260 people on 24 Hollywood teams participated in the 2009 Relay For Life in Downtown Hollywood and raised more than $47,000 toward the fight against cancer. This years fundraising goal has been set at $55,000. For more information on the Oct. 14 kickoff celebration at Sage French Cafe & Oyster Bar, call 954391-9466 or visit www.relayforlife. org/hollywoodfl. Free parking for the first two hours is available in the municipal garage on 20th Avenue between Harrison and Van Buren streets. For additional information on how to form a team or become involved in Relay For Life, please contact Lauren Welch at the American Cancer Society at 954-200-7532 or visit www.relayforlife.org. Relay for life kickoff celebration set for Weds., Oct. 14 Crossword by Brett Daly ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS 28 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM


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Party with a Purpose raises funds for Heart Gallery2008 and the end of June 2009. Weve had good success, said Barbara Schechter, the executive director of the Heart Gallery of Broward County. Every month theres more awareness, theres more calls, theres more adoptions. Every month or two, the Heart Gallery travels to a different location, ranging from high-visibility sites, such as shopping malls, to community-based settings, such as churches. Group photo shoots take place twice a year, with a volunteer pool of more than 50 professional photographers available to capture the beaming faces and hopeful The Heart Gallery of Broward County is a 501(c)(3) organization created by volunteers in late 2006. Hollywood resident Marta Prado, who sits on the board of directors, was herself a foster child for four years. At age 6, Prados parents sent her to the United States from Cuba, where her father was a political prisoner, to keep her safe until they could all be reunited. Prado said there is a misconception that foster kids are a troublesome and unwanted segment of society, when in reality, many of their Through little fault of their own, these kids end up being wards of the state, she said. The Heart Gallery of Broward County works with local agencies that include ChildNet, the state-selected agency charged with protecting Browards most vulnerable children, to match them with prospective adoptive parents. Its Web site, which is linked to the ChildNet and Heart Gallery of America sites, features children waiting for a permanent home, information on adopting and foster parenting and other ways to help as a volunteer, mentor or court-appointed child advocate through the Florida Guardian Ad Litem program. Despite the Heart Gallerys best efforts, awareness is really low, Schechter said. There are people that dont realize you can adopt a child in foster care. And, at the same time, there are people who already have opened their hearts and their homes to some of the communitys most There are some real heroes out there, Schechter said. One Heart Gallery youngster who is hoping to connect with his own pair of heroes is a 13-year-old boy with an irresistible smile named Kevin. Not having a mom and dad is really lonely because I have, like, no one to talk to and be by, he said. I have some friends at school. I dont have someone 24/7 to know Im safe or know Im there. The Heart Gallery is on display in the lywood Blvd. The Heart Gallery and ChildNet also will present a program on adoption and foster parenting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29 in the City Commission Chambers. For more information on the Heart Gallery of Broward County, call 954-918-3008 or visit www.heartgalleryofbroward.org. Tyreses photo by Keith Douglas. Bryans Photo by Karin Martinez. Shantoryas photo was taken by Debbie Tam.HEART GALLERY CONT. FROM PG. 1 Marta Prado, Heart Gallery Board Member; Jennifer Sandomir, Hollywood Gazette; Dori Lynn Neuwirth, The Atlantic Sands Beach Suites; Kevin Biederman, Pest Pro Services and Beth Tobin, STARPACK, Inc.Each month, Hollywood Gazette and Dave & Busters host Party with a Purpose, where local business leaders get together to raise money for different charities or organizations. At the September party, the event raised more than $1,000 to benefit The Heart Gallerys cause.ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS Photo by Frances Davis Photo by Frances Davis Photo by Frances Davis Photo by Frances Davis Photo by Frances DavisPhoto by Frances Davis 30 2009 TO ADVERTISE, CALL 954-962-8180 OR VISIT WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM


YOU B A C-M DEVELOP YOUR MIN D, HEART, BO DY, AN D SOULDont get lost in the high school crowd. With about 700 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. You will meet plenty of new people while developing lifelong friendships in an academically challenging environment where everyone knows your name.OPEN HOUSE C-MC PA Catholic School in the Marianist Tradition500 East Chaminade Drive, Hollywood, FL 33021 954-989-5150 ext. 112 (Office of Enrollment Management) www.cmlions.orgSaturday, November 14, 2009 1:00 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. ART & CULTURE BUSINESS COMMUNITY EVENTS FOOD HEALTH MONEY OPINION PEOPLE PETS 2009 BEST OF HOLLYWOOD POLLS OPEN UNTIL OCT. 10 ON WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 200931