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You are cordially invited to attend An Introduction to the Landmark ForumWednesday, July 21 7-10 p.m.Landmark Education 115 N. Bryan Rd. Dania, FL 33004To RSVP or for more information, call 954-926-3200or visit www.LandmarkEducation.comWhat South FloridasPABLO LANDIInternationally-Acclaimed Saxophonist and Music Therapist, University of MiamiLAURA DUKSTAAuthor, New York Times Bestseller, I Love You MoreOver 350,000 Copies Sold!INA LEEPresident, Travelhost of Greater Fort Lauderdale ANNE HOTTEExecutive Director Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce ROCHELLE LECAVALIER Real Estate Agent/ Property Manager/ Real Estate Equity Fund Manager MAYOR SCOTT J. BROOK, ESQUIREMayor of Coral Springs Scott J. Brook, P.A.Unquestionably the source of my business success and the difference I have made in the community. The Landmark Forum has had a direct impact on my ability to successfully challenge the status quo in every area of my business and my life, allowing for the unprecedented and the miraculous. I have gained the ability to express my love to the people in my life, to communicate effectively, to let go of resentments and regrets and making important decisions without doubting myself. Landmark has helped me to achieve extraordinary results in every aspect of my life with great speed and ease. Landmark Education has provided me the tools to reinvent myself! I recommend Landmark to anyone who has a dream they desire to The Landmark Forum is one of those experiences that transforms the way you approach and experience life. It was a fantastic and enriching experience that I will always keep close to my heart and be most thankful for. and permanent shifts in the quality of your life. These shifts are the direct cause for a new and unique kind of freedom and powerthe freedom to be absolutely at ease no matter what the circumstance, the power to be in action effectively in those areas that are important to you. In independent research, Landmark graduates report major positive results in the following areas: Participants overwhelmingly report that their participation in The Landmark Forum yields not mere insights or improvements, but provides lasting results that expand and unfold over time. Are Saying About the Landmark Forum Free to Attend Introduction Seminar Tuition: $485; $100 Deposit Required to RegisterFull Scholarships Available for Clergy and Police HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM5

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The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood held its 13th Annual Cuisine for Art Fundraiser at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, raising nearly $22,000 for the Centers programs. More than 350 people attended the event, where for the first time, community leaders joined elected officials to serve as celebrity waiters. The night included a reception, sitdown dinner, silent auction and raffle. We changed the recipe for this years event, and we were thrilled with the results, said Art and Culture Center of Hollywood Executive Director Joy Satterlee. Everyone present thoroughly enjoyed themselves while raising funds for the Centers education, visual and performing arts programs. This years celebrity waiters included Hollywood Commissioner Patricia Asseff; Broward County School Board Member Robin Bartleman; Memorial Healthcare System Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer John Benz; Hollywood Commissioner Dick Blattner; City of Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober; AutoNation Vice President of Corporate Affairs Gale Butler; Hollywood Commissioner Beam Furr; Bitner Goodman Partner Michael Goodman; Broward County School Board Chair Jennifer Gottlieb; Broward County Commissioner Sue Gunzburger; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce President Alan Koslow, Esq.; Broward County School Board Member Ann Murray; Hollywood Vice Mayor Heidi OSheehan; Nova Southeastern Universitys Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Dean Don Rosenblum; Funding Arts Broward! President Drazia Rubenstein; Miami Dolphins Alumnus and Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation Founder Twan Russell; Hollywood Commissioner Fran Russo; Winterfest, Inc. President and CEO Lisa Scott-Founds; and Hollywood Commissioner Linda Sherwood. To learn more, call 954-921-3274 or visit www.ArtandCultureCenter.org. FOR GOODNESS SAKE L-R: Sherrie Helms, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood honorary board member; Mark Kukulski, general manager of The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa; and Lisa Scott-Founds, president and CEO of Winterfest, Inc. Memorial Healthcare System Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer John Benz and Hollywood City Commissioner Dick Blattner. Hollywood City Commissioner Patty Asseff. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood raises $27K through annual fundraiser, BankAtlantic donation 1650 Harrison Street, Hollywood, FL ArtAndCultureCenter.org 954. 921. 3274 Florida BRICK Creation ChallengeSubmit your LEGO creations! Florida residents are invited to use their own LEGO pieces to create and compete in this fun state-wide contest and exhibition. Pieces will be displayed in the Centers galleries, and prizes will be awarded by age category! Submissions accepted August 1 4th. For more information, visit ArtAndCultureCenter.org or call 954. 921. 3274. Presented in conjunction with the exhibitionNathan Sawaya: REPLAYOpen through August 15th. photo credit: brickartist.com 6 JULY 2010 This extraordinary publication is made possible by the tireless efforts and contribution ofJennifer A. Sandomir jennifer@hollywoodgazette.comBrett Daly brett@hollywoodgazette.comCaron Conway caron@hollywoodgazette.comJack A. Siriani Dan Bluesten Courtney Ortiz www.courtneyortiz.comTom Olsen Marty Foyer diningadventures@aol.comBarbara Pellicano-Tisi barbara@hollywoodgazette.com creative@hollywoodgazette.com marika@hollywoodgazette.comSoutheast Offset Hollywood Gazette Copyright 2010 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. Established in 2001, Hollywood Gazette is Hollywoods only free, independent, community newsmagazine available by subscription and at hightraffic locations throughout Hollywood, Florida. For more information, call 954-962-8180 or visit www.hollywoodgazette.comWe thank you for reading and for advertising.

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New farmers markets are sprouting in Hollywood, giving local farmers, artists and craftsmen a venue to sell their products to the community. The ArtsPark Saturday Market made its debut one month ago on Young Circle, and Mike Wharton, ArtsPark & Cultural Affairs Division administrator, said the public has shown a definite interest. It seems more of a trend for the public to buy local, Wharton said. Opening a farmers market is something weve always thought about, and after seeing how successful other markets have been, we thought we would give it a try. The Market Company Inc., the organization responsible for the Lincoln Road Farmers Market in Miami, organizes the weekly Saturday event. Clair Tomlin, principal of the Market Company Inc. who has more than 15 years experience producing famers markets, said she recognized the potential for a successful farmers market at the ArtsPark. When the City renovated ArtsPark, I just thought it was a prime location for a market, she said. It makes shopping so easy for people in Hollywood because of the surrounding businesses and parking. The open-air market contains 20 vendors who sell products like organic fruits, honey, flowers and handmade soap, but Tomlin said she expects the number to climb between 40 and 50 once vegetables are harvested in November. Were seeing the neighborhood discover the market, and were seeing a lot of repeat business, she said. Were gearing up for the fall and are really excited. Tomlin said she would love more arts and crafts featured at the ArtsPark Saturday Market, so she encourages local artists to look into showcasing their work at the event. And since ArtsPark receives most of its foot traffic at night, Wharton said they decided to operate from 4 to 10 p.m., setting it apart from early morning markets. The Saturday Market is connected to the Downtown setting, he said. Its a nice park setting with both dancing and music. People should come out and see what it has to offer. In addition to the ArtsPark Saturday Market, Hollywood will soon sport the Yellow Green Farmers market. Scheduled to open in November of last year, the market encountered several permitting and safety violations, postponing its debut to this October. The City required changes to the markets plumbing, electrical and fire alarm systems, as well as changes to its parking lot and landscaping. Violeta Beaumont, marketing coordinator of the Yellow Green Farmers Market, said the Yellow Green Farmers Market reached an agreement with the City at the July 7 City Commission meeting, and the market is in the process of making the necessary changes to open for business. She said final inspections should be completed by mid-August. And despite the setbacks, Beaumont said the public is still interested in the farmers market. The public inquires every day to see if we are open, she said. The response is still there. The response is still there amongst vendors as well. The market, located at 1940 North 40th Road, will contain 330 booths, 255 of which have already been rented by local vendors. Beaumont said vendor products emphasize environmentally friendly, green products and include organic vegetables and fruits, jewelry and coffee. In addition, the market will also contain entertainment. This farmers market is very much like a Californiaor New York-style farmers market where you can spend an entire day there, she said. You can have lunch, theres face painting for the kids and the products will be high quality and priced well. The market will remain open year round on Thursdays from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about the ArtsPark Saturday market, visit www.themarketcompany.org, and for more information about the Yellow Green Farmers Market, visit www.ygfarmersmarket.com. New farmers markets BY BRETT DALY ASSOCIATE EDITOR brett@hollywoodgazette.com SEMINOLE NEWS HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM7

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What do the City of Hollywoods mayor and commissioners, a Broward County commissioner and many local business owners have in common? They have all graduated from the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Leadership program! Now is your chance to be part of one of the longest-standing and prestigious Leadership programs in Florida Leadership Hollywood! With more than 600 graduates, the Chamber is currently looking for future community leaders to participate in the Leadership Hollywood XXXV program. The next class will begin in October and will culminate in June 2011 with a graduation ceremony. Sessions will be once a month, and each day of this program is geared to provide participants with knowledge of their local community while offering a platform for members to grow their social and professional networks. A few hands-on sessions include a ride in a police simulator, participation in a mock commission and a visit to the Broward County jail. Log onto www.hollywoodchamber.org and download your application today! For more information, contact Marie Suarez at 954-923-4000 or e-mail programs@hollywoodchamber. org. On June 9, the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hosted its Annual Legislative Update Luncheon sponsored by Greenspoon Marder, PA and Florida Power & Light. Held at the Hollywood Beach Marriott, the South Broward Legislative Delegation was invited to address the community on the recent legislative session and on the Amendment 4 issue on the Nov. 2, 2010 Florida ballot. Panelists included Florida State Senators Dan Gelber and Eleanor Sobel along with Florida State Representatives Elaine Schwartz, Joseph Gibbons and Evan Jenne. Guest moderator was Justin Sayfie of Blosser & Sayfie. The South Florida Delegation all agreed that Amendment 4 MUST be stopped for it would be devastating to Florida, especially to South Florida. The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerces Board of Directors unanimously voted in April to position itself against Amendment 4 and committed to taking an active role in educating the community about its detrimental impact. According to www.florida2010.org, the proposed amendment would require taxpayer-funded referenda on all changes to local government comprehensive plans. In other words, this Vote on Everything amendment would force Floridians not the representatives they elect to decide hundreds of technical comprehensive plan changes each year. State Representative Evan Jenne added that there would be no purpose for our local city halls, state representatives, county commissioners, etc. if this amendment passed. Also discussed were gaming, the oil spill and Floridas education system with Senate Bill 6 on the forefront. For more information on the initiatives approved for the November 2010 Florida ballot, please visit www.vote411.org or http://election.dos.state.fl.us/index.html. South Broward Legislative Delegation Speaks Up at Hollywood Chambers Annual Legislative Update Luncheon CHAMBER NEWS Tuesday, July 6th The Greater Hollywood Crowne Plaza Hollywood JULY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS to LISTEN UP! IF YOURE NOT A MEMBER YET . A long-standing business catalyst within the City of Hollywood, the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce can provide you with a variety of professional opportunities like: second Friday of each month every fourth Wednesday of each month online Annual Directory opportunities Dont miss out. Join the Chamber now and start saving money and marketing your business. Call Amber at 954-923-4000, ext. 16 or e-mail amber@hollywoodchamber.org for more membership information. Hollywood Chamber Looking for Future Leaders for Leadership Hollywood Class XXXVThis years Leadership Hollywood class members represented the 34th class to graduate from the Chambers prestigious leadership program. Legislative Luncheon moderator Justin Sayfie of Blosser & Sayfie, State Representative Evan Jenne, State Senator Dan Gelber, State Representative Joseph Gibbons, Chamber President Alan Koslow, State Senator Eleanor Sobel, State Representative Elaine Schwartz, Chamber Executive Director Anne Hotte. 8 JULY 2010

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Hollywood Chamber of Commerces Grapes for Grades Wine Tasting & Fundraising Event Helps Raise Money for Local High School StudentsJoin the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for the ultimate grape experience served with a side dish of Hollywood Grapes for Grades. The fundraising event, now in its 8th year, will take place on Friday, September 24th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Marriott (2501 N. Ocean Drive). This upscale evening includes wine tasting, gourmet food, jazz, a silent auction and a raffle drawing for a seven day Caribbean cruise for two. Proceeds from Grapes will go to benefit the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization which provides college scholarships to deserving high school seniors from local Hollywood high schools. In addition, each student is given the opportunity to return to the foundation during their four-year college tenure as long as they maintain the required GPA and if there is still a need for financial aid. In the past seven years, Grapes for Grades has raised over $170,000 dollars for the foundation and has funded approximately 198 students. The event will feature a drawing for a luxury Caribbean cruise for two on the Regent Seven Seas Mariner. The cruise will include unlimited shore excursions, free gratuities, complimentary 24 hour room service and much more (the winner will be responsible for taxes)! Plus, the cruise getaway is valued at $8,400, but raffle tickets are only $100! The $100 we spent on the raffle ticket was the best $100 weve ever spent, says Dori Lynn Neuwirth of Atlantic Sands, 2005 Oceania cruise winner. A $13,000 first-class Mediterranean cruise with a balcony view no less for the price of a nice dinner out. You cant beat that! If we hadnt won, we still would have been happy to donate the money to such a worthy cause. We plan to buy a couple more tickets this year. Thank you to this years sponsors: The Hollywood Police Department, E.H. Whitson Air Conditioning, Hollywood Discount Liquor & Wine and Cohen & Owen, P.A. Support the cause and become a sponsor! Sponsorship opportunities are available. Donations will also be accepted. Tickets are $60 pre-event and $70 at the door. You can also purchase our Wine & Dine Deal for only $200, which includes two event tickets and one raffle ticket. Event tickets can be purchased at the Chamber building (330 N. Federal Highway) or online at www. hollywoodchamber.org. For more information, e-mail Sue Ann Scharon at sueann@hollywoodchamber. org or call 954.923.4000, ext. 14.CHAMBER NEWS Event Set for September 24, 2010 Sway to the smooth sounds of returning jazz diva Joan Cartwright. Delicious Bloody Mary Shrimp Cocktails courtesy of Latitudes at Hollywood Beach Marriott. Guests can enjoy a variety of tantalizing wines courtesy of Hollywood Discount Liquor & Wine. HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM9

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During his recent trip to Haiti, it was easy for Rabbi Allan Tuffs of Hollywoods Temple Beth El to feel sadness at the amount of human suffering caused by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that shook the country in January. But after seeing the smiling faces of the 30 children he helps support, the feeling transformed to inspiration from their unyielding faith and hope. Tuffs, along with a group of 21 people, traveled to Haiti last month on a work-study mission as part of Hollywood CARES, an interfaith organization that supports HIV-infected orphans in Haiti. Founded by Tuffs and the Rev. Kennedy McGowan of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood in 2006, the organization established a facility in Port au Prince three years ago for eight HIV infected children and has funded it ever since. In addition, Hollywood CARES established and supports a school for 30 children. Tuffs said they made the decision to fund these projects after a member of his congregation traveled to Haiti and shared his experiences with them. After convincing the member to return to Haiti and show him around, Tuffs made the decision to help Project Papillon, a Haitian organization, establish the house and school for the children. The purpose of the organizations latest trek was two-fold: first, the group helped repair damage inflicted upon the orphanages and schools by the devastating earthquake, and second, the group worked on building a new community center to help children dealing with the trauma of earthquake. These kids really appreciate everything were doing for them, and theyre thriving, Tuffs said. Our facility is an oasis of hope and success in a country lacking in the two. Because of a grant from the Union for Reform Judaism, Hollywood CARES had the funds to supply its new community center with $10,000 generator and new computers. The facility also contains a music academy. Were trying to give these children the resources they need to grow physically, psychologically and educationally, Tuffs said. Were committed to giving them at least a highschool education, so they can go out into Haitian society and take action to develop their country. The mission also provided Hollywood CARES members with the chance to interact with the children they have supported over the last few years. Tuffs said they sang songs and even showed them card tricks. We always spend time playing with the kids and getting to know them, he said. Theyre always very warm and sweet. The work Rabbi Tuffs has completed and the work he still plans to complete have given him the opportunity to do something worthwhile and lasting, he said. I feel its my duty to try and fix the world where its broken, he said. I feel commanded to try and ease human suffering. For information about Hollywood CARES, call Temple Beth El at 954-9208225. BY BRETT DALY ASSOCIATE EDITOR brett@hollywoodgazette.com Effective advertising requires planning, testing, quality of message and frequency. We will help you create a long-term advertising plan intended to yield growth, stability and results for your business. We reach an audience of nearly 10,000 subscribers BY DIRECT MAIL who request to receive this paper every month, in additional to our street distribution of 10,000 and Web site presence. No other publication covers Hollywood like the Hollywood Gazette.We have the experience to support your business goals and implement new marketing campaigns to have your company be known in Hollywood and the surrounding areas. Consider us an extension of your marketing department.Call Jack Siriani 954-439-3903 today for a free consultation.Hollywood Gazette will help you grow your business. PEOPLE Interfaith organization supports HIV-infected orphans in Haiti 10 JULY 2010

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Interest in Hollywood from foreign investors is expected to grow under a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services program that offers real estate development opportunities in exchange for a special visa that can shave years off an immigrants wait for permanent U.S. residency. The EB-5 Investor Visa Program, which was authorized by Congress under the Immigration Act of 1990, offers green cards to foreign nationals and their immediate family members with an investment of $1 million, or $500,000 in target areas with a high unemployment rate, that also creates a minimum of 10 American jobs. EB-5 (Employment Based 5th Preference) investments in the American economy can be made directly into a business or through a federally approved regional center that promotes economic growth by encouraging and managing investments in the U.S. from abroad and helps expedite the receipt of a green card for immigrant investors. Florida currently has 10 regional centers, the newest being Gold Coast Florida Regional Center (GCFRC), which opened in Coral Gables in July, and focuses on key real estate investment and development opportunities for foreign investors in the tri-county area. Its first project will be the 25-story Hollywood Circle mixed-use development on Young Circle in the heart of Downtown Hollywood, which will consist of 397 residential apartments; 20,000 square feet of ground-floor shops; a 48,000-squarefoot Publix Super Market; a restaurant; and The Circ, an upscale boutique hotel by Desires Hotels. Veteran developer Charles Chip Abele, GCFRCs chairman and one of four founding partners, called EB-5 regional centers a win-win situation. The investor program benefits not only foreign nationals seeking to realize the American Dream but the local community as well, as an infusion of foreign capital creates new employment opportunities and boosts the economy. As an officially designated regional center, we will solicit international investments for select South Florida projects that fuel jobs and economic growth, said Abele, who recently spent close to three weeks soliciting investors in Hong Kong, Shanghai, South Africa and London. Projects can be funded without bank loans or debt, enhancing potential for profitability. Abele anticipates that GCFRC will generate more than $850 million and create more than 18,000 jobs in South Florida during the next five years. The Hollywood Circle development is expected to pump $160 million into the local economy and create approximately 3,000 new jobs. Construction is scheduled to begin next summer. Hollywood Circle will enhance one of Hollywoods most important sites and attract the consumers and residents needed to create a sustainable downtown environment, Abele said. Its benefits will include nearly 400 new upperincome residential families, millions in annual tax revenues and a $500,000 public improvements contribution to Hollywoods ArtsPark. Hollywood Circle is the first EB-5 development in Broward County to be fully approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and only the second one in South Florida. GCFRC also plans to fund a second project in Hollywood, the Great Southern Hotel redevelopment, as well as the Cypress Office Park project in Fort Lauderdale. Another Hollywood project that is courting international investors is the $126 million Margaritaville resort planned for Johnson Street and State Road A1A on a 6-acre city-owned parcel that other developers have unsuccessfully tried to develop over the past several years. Financing for the 17-story hotel/ restaurant project will consist of about $75 million from foreign investors, $10 million in developer equity and a $10 million loan from the citys Community Redevelopment Agency to be repaid in 10 years at 5 percent interest. Developer Lon Tabatchnick will pay the city $20,000 a month during construction, which is scheduled to begin Oct. 1, 2011. The city will be paid $500,000 a year, with a 3 percent increase annually, once the project is finished. It is expected to create 3,000 jobs. Because the Hollywood projects are located in a Targeted Employment Area (TEA) where unemployment is at least 150 percent of the national average, each participant will invest a minimum of $500,000, as opposed to the $1 million capital investment thats typically required for projects outside TEAs. Qualified EB-5 investors, spouses and children under age 21 initially receive conditional visas and are granted permanent green cards once they demonstrate that two years of U.S. residency have passed, the original investment requirements have been met and maintained, the investment has been continuous, and the required number of American jobs have been produced. The EB-5 Regional Center Program, which sets aside 3,000 green cards each year for foreigners who invest in designated regional centers such as GCFRC, is considered one of the most flexible immigrant investor initiatives available, with no requirements with regard to language, education, business or management experience, or U.S. sponsorship. There are no quota backlogs that are typical with many employment and family-based green card categories. In addition, investment capital can come from any lawful activity or source, including a gift or inheritance, and investors are not required to manage their investment on a daily basis, which allows them to pursue other professional and personal ventures. For additional information on Gold Coast Florida Regional Center and foreign investor opportunities and services, visit www.gcfrc.com. EB5 Project BY CARON CONWAY LEAD CORRESPONDENT caron@hollywoodgazette.comIts benefits will include nearly 400 new upper-income residential families, millions in annual tax revenues and a $500,000 public improvements contribution to Hollywoods ArtsPark. CHARLES ABELEChairman Gold Coast Florida Regional Center SCHOOL NEWS For information call 954.929.4601 REGISTERING NOW FOR FALL CLASSESwww.southfloridaballettheater.com S F B T T F A B SHalf day $100 SUMMER CAMP INTENSIVE WEEK HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM11

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Dear Editor, My name is Robert Ormston, and I have lived on Tyler Street in Hollywood for the last 25 years. Over the years, we have had some drainage problems but never as bad or as frequently since December of 2009, which corresponds with the semi-completion of the Hollywood Boulevard Restoration project. Last December was the worst ever as even my front house sustained major damage from the rising water that rose above my front steps and into my family room. Since then I have had water intrusion twice in my back house. Most recently on July 6, 2010, we had another major flood event with 8 inches of water in the rear cottage. I have enclosed pictures of Tyler Street flooding. You can see that the way the boulevard has been raised causes the water to drain off and into Tyler Street. In Caron Conways piece on the construction update, she mentions parking and safety issues that are certainly warranted concerns, but this flooding issue definitely needs to be addressed. Im sure a mention of this in your paper will draw plenty of attention to other residents on Tyler Street. Thanking you in advance to any exposure you can give to this problem. Sincerely, Bo and Andi Ormston Hollywood residents Dear Ms. Daly, A letter to the editor written recently by Joan Miller (July 10 letters to the editor) openly tried to rationalize dogs on the beach. She cited Lincoln Road as an appropriate comparison!! I thought that was weird and wondered whether she was familiar with the Broadwalk area. On Lincoln Road mostly everyone wears shoes. On the beach, bare feet are the norm and the expected. Hum, maybe that could be a big difference. This is a copy of a letter we recently wrote: Honorable Mayor Bober and Honorable Commissioner Asseff, For 4 (four or more) hours on Sunday (June 27/10) Hollywood Beach Broadwalk and its beautiful beach became a pooping place at the shore for a dog and a peeing place for the same dog that was tied to a cooler most of the time and then needed to go. Please let the public know if the rules have been changed. We are destroying the pleasant, cleanbeach environment. My grandchildren come to the beach: Sit in the sand, dig in the sand, play in the sand. They have a dog, but we would never allow it on the beach. No one in their right mind would have their own dog poop where they play. If dogs are allowed on the beach (and we all know they will poop), when are the public health warning signs being installed? Is the clean-beach environment being destroyed? When there are rip currents, flags warn the public. When there are man-of-war in the water, flags warn the public. If dog poop is being tolerated, when are the signs saying Do not swim, play in the ocean or sand being installed? We love dogs, but we are not dumb. Please forward this e-mail to those who need/may have an interest/or may want to know. (Public Health Department?) Your comments are appreciated. PHOTOS attached. This subject needs to be a DEAD issue. It needs to be a clear statement to everyone who visits our beach and Broadwalk. NO DOGS or other pets allowed except in clearly designated areas, clearly marked and regulated, such as the North Beach Dog Beach Park. Enforce the laws as they are now. They are not wrong. Sincerely, Miriam and Robert Spiegel Hollywood Beach Residents Join s!Entrance fee includes: DATE: TIME: HOST:R.S.V.P. 954-962-8180 COST: PARTY WITH A PURPOSE100% of admission proceeds benefit:Dve & B rs n Ho yw Gae e nvite ou Introducing . .A new doctor and a new name! La Clinique Soleil Urgent Care Center is now also known as On July 12, 2010 Dr. Michelle Duhaney, Family Medicine Physician joins Dr. Bacchelli and our staff! Dr. Duhaney is immediately available as your Primary Care Physician. 7 No appointment necessary! LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mail your letters to the editor to: Hollywood Gazette 3363 Sheridan St., Suite 209 Hollywood, FL 33021 or e-mail brett@hollywoodgazette.com. 12 JULY 2010

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MUNICIPAL NEWSBY DAVID M. UDOFFMany Hollywood golfers are teed off at the possibility that the 255-acre Orangebrook Golf Course could soon sport nine fewer holes and accommodate a youth sports facility. In February 2000, Hollywood voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum that prohibits using the land of the Citys municipal golf courses for any type of development. However, the Hollywood City Commission will vote July 7 to remove the referendum or deed restriction and put the Orangebrook issue before the voters for the upcoming November ballot. If the Commissioners approve, the City could change the historic 36-hole Orangebrook golf course to one 18-hole course and one nine-hole course. They would transform the remaining nine holes into a youth sports facility or soccer field. Mayor Peter Bober supports the idea of changing the Hollywood golf course in hopes of attracting young families with children to the City. He is considering the west course the course near the intersection of Pembroke Road and I-95 for recreational, cultural and educational needs. However, City Commissioner Fran Russo disproves of the nonrevenue generating ball field for children. It is clear the city budget does not have any money for a proposed soccer field of this size, she said. We should look at other options and leave Orangebrook Country Club alone. Howard Sher, a long-time city activist and avid golfer, shares Russos sentiment. He said he loves Orangebrook Golf Course and believes it should stay the same. To construct a ball field is unnecessary considering the youth population has been flat in South Broward since 2007, he said. The City is discussing issuing a $24-million bond, and the residents will have to pick up the tab. With approximately 95,000 rounds played annually, Orangebrook is one of the most frequently used golf courses in South Florida and is also affordable. If voters decide to upgrade to a premium golf course, then it could become too pricey for some residents on fixed incomes. This could hurt the City since it earns revenue from golf courses. Fees charged for playing a game of golf at any of the five municipal-owned golf courses goes into the Citys Golf Enterprise Fund. In addition to its golf courses, Orangebrook contains a full-service lounge, grille and banquet facility that can accommodate up to 250 guests on the premises along with a Pro Shop, lessons and a Driving Range. And since 1947, Orangebrook has hosted the Womens International Four Ball Championship, the longest running womens amateur event held at the same location. I feel if the voters allow the City to take the nine-hole golf course and turn it into a sports facility, the city government will not stop there, said Lou Furlan, who works at the Orangebrook Driving Range located directly behind the South Regional Courthouse. A few years ago the City wanted to build a high-tech studio at the driving range and those plans never materialized. For Roseann Gueli, a selftaught golfer who uses the course to unwind from her demanding job as a correctional officer, the approval would mean problems. I play golf several times a week here at Orangebrook, she said. If the City takes away half a golf course, it will deter golfers from coming here; one 18-hole [course] will become too crowded. Meet the Candidates HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM13

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When Hollywood resident Ian Koslow looks down at his self-made watch, he doesnt think about the time. He thinks about living in the moment. Armed with that the time is always now concept, the 23-year-old and six of his closest friends launched Time-Peace, a watch company that encourages people to stop worrying and to start being by creating watches whose first function is not to tell time. I realized that if our perception of time is whats responsible for all of the stress and suffering in the world, why not make watches that always tell the right time: now, he said. By reminding people to live in the present, we hope to create inner peace for the individual. The tree of life symbol, which forms a right side up peace sign, adorns Time-Peaces watches to represent its philosophy that everything and everyone is connected. Koslow said the symbol should serve as a reminder that people shouldnt focus on time. Right now we are all looking at the world completely upside down, so its time to flip everything around and create the world we actually want to live in, Koslow said. Peace can only come through understanding. Our perception of time separates us from everyone and everything around us, but it is easy for someone to see how everything is connected through the present moment. Since the inception of Time-Peace on Facebook in September 2009, the watch company has gained more than 5,300 fans from more than 30 countries around the world. And while the success of Time-Peace stems partly from its designs, Koslow said that the product he spreads is awareness. Time-Peace is a philosophy or a way of looking at and living in the world, he said. It just so happens that the best way for us to express the philosophy is through watches. After being featured in the June issue of Natural Health Magazine, Time-Peace sold out of its first 500 watches, a sign, Koslow said, that the companys message resonates with people. With the success of the company, Koslow said he and his dream team are creating new watch designs and even apparel. One of the companys new watches will feature a LED design in which the watch will only tell the time if the owner touches the screen. These watches remind people that the time is always now. For more information visit www. time-peace.org or www.facebook.com/ timepeace. BUSINESS NEWS BY BRETT DALY | brett@hollywoodgazette.com ASSOCIATE EDITORHollywood entrepreneur creates line of watches that always tell the right time: now BY BRETT DALY | City Commissioners set Hollywoods red-light program into motion last month after unanimously approving an ordinance tweeking the Citys Red Light Running Prevention Act to state standards. The Act calls for the installation of traffic cameras at high-problematic intersections in Hollywood (including Pembroke Road and I-95 and several along Sheridan and Sterling Streets) to catch drivers running red lights, said city spokeswoman Raelin Storey. Storey said camera installation has already begun at 10 intersections throughout the City, and red-light runners could receive warning tickets in the mail as soon as Oct. 1, with official $158 citations beginning as soon as Nov. 1. There is definitely a problem with people running red lights, Storey said. This is another tool in the police departments arsenal to prevent traffic violations. The City solicited American Traffic Solutions, a provider of technology and business solutions for photo traffic safety and electronic toll enforcement programs worldwide, to install the cameras. The company has installed nearly 1,100 cameras around the country, including cameras in Ft. Lauderdale, according to its Web site. At each intersection, a 16-megapixel resolution camera will view all lanes at the same time. The camera captures two high-resolution images from the rear of the vehicle. The first image shows the vehicle with the front wheels behind the stop bar and the illuminated red light, and the second image shows the vehicle in the intersection with the rear wheels past the stop bar and an illuminated red light, according to the site. A clear image of the license plate is also extracted from one of the violation images. Storey said a portion of the revenue generated by the traffic cameras will go to the state, and the City will use its portion of the fines for general revenue for Hollywood. However, Storey stated revenue is not the ultimate motivation behind the cameras. The cameras will generate revenue, but that is not the reason we implemented them, she said. We want to make the roads safer. And although the City passed the Red Light Prevention Act last year, Storey said they needed to make changes to ensure the bill meshed with state laws. The Act now follows the statewide standards for the use of cameras as traffic enforcement devices stated in the Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act, which Gov. Charlie Crist signed in May. The Mark Wandall Act, named for a man killed by a red-light runner, requires cities to comply with regulations established by the Florida Department of transportation. The City will launch a public relations campaign in September to inform residents of intersections containing the cameras. Storey said the PR outreach, as well as the first month of tickets simply being warnings, gives residents ample opportunities to prevent receiving a $158 fine. In addition, the City will launch a Web site containing all the information needed for drivers who receive a ticket, including information on appeals. Residents will know where all the cameras are two months before any tickets are issued, Storey said. Then they will have a month to get used to it and start coming to complete stop. Commission gives green light for traffic camera installation 14 JULY 2010

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A few months ago, I spent two weeks in the Mediterranean and enjoyed every part of exploring the very old and traditional ways of the countries that I visited. A favorite place of interest was Istanbul, Turkey truly a pleasant surprise in every way, especially its food. Now being a food critic, I wanted to make sure the seasonings, the preparation and the flavors were spot on, so I could pass the plates with some knowledge. As the days dwindled down from my trip, my taste buds were dancing with flavors of new dishes to bring home. I was excited but still couldnt pinpoint the proper cooking of the wonderful flavors combined with Turkey and the Middle East. Until now, Im in Heavenwow, what a day I had feasting on all the foods that I tasted in Istanbul right here in Hollywood. Fasten your seat belts cause this place rocksTaboulli. Its all about tender-lovin food from the Middle East, and its made fresh daily. Let me get right to the point: You dont have to be a big spender here. Taboulli is open for lunch and dinner with a menu that you can mix and match any plate. Its that simple. You dont have to pay extra for switching items on a combination platter(chicken, beef, fish veggies and more)all I can say is bring friends, lots of them, so you all can enjoy the fabulous flavors of the Middle East. Interesting Appetizers: Falafel (of course) made with spiced chickpeas, Kibbeh (baked or fried) stuffed with ground meat and pine nuts, Sfiha, which is an open face meat pie that we couldnt get enough of. The Stuffed Grape Leaf comes hot or cold we tried them both along with the Pita Bread on top of a plate filled with Hummus, Tahini, Eggplant and Baba Ghanoush. Starting with the Taboulli Salad (lettuce, tomato, mint, parsley, bulgur wheat and mixed with a wonderful light lemon dressing (wonderful). The Mediterranean Salad loaded with tomato, cucumber, onion, olives and pepper was mixed with olive oil and vinegar. All I can say is wow to the salads and wow to all the flavors I thought I left in Turkey. From wraps (chicken, beef, fish, vegetables and more) onto the grilled Beef Shish Kebob and the Kafta Kebob (grilled ground beef mixed with onions and parsley then wrapped with lettuce and tomato and a touch of Tahini sauce). The combos are great, especially the #10 Mirage ALL YOU CAN EAT and its only $9.99. Dishes with a touch of Spain, Brazil and America are also available. How sweet it is: Baklava Namoura and the very exciting Lady Fingers are just some of the desserts that are made here (and all are stuffed with selected nuts and are so tasty). AS WE ATEwe all thanked Mama Victoria for passing down her great family recipes (more than 60 years in the making). We all had a ball enjoying the flavors of the Middle East and tasting the exceptional food from Taboulli. Whether youre eating food in or taking food out, Taboulli is a notch above the rest. The catering menu offers more than just Middle Eastern food. Actually, the catering menu is international with food options like Italian, Peruvian, Chinese, Brazilian, Spanish and, of course, American. I thank Paula for her great job in managing and keeping the line-up of food very appetizing. For his dedication in the kitchen, Chef Ali Kuchik, whose Middle Eastern cooking and know-how is spot on. Taboulli Restaurant started with an idea from Giselle and Tony Mahfuz and their family with all the secret recipes now to be shared by Hollywood. Thanks for coming to America. Say it like you mean it: BABA GHANOUSH. Heres to good food...good friends... good times and heres to you. T aboulli O wner Giselle M ahfuz with H ollywood Gazette restaurant and food critic Marty Foyer MARTY FOYER RESTAURANT DINING ADVENTURES WITH... MARTY AND COMPANY Open seven days a week 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 1719 E. Young Circle www.taboulli.comHOLLYWOOD DINING GUIDE First class Cuban food made with fresh and quality ingredients. Lauras offers the best of Cubas Cuisine. sandwich among many more delicious several international brands of beers artistic setting. Mickey Byrnes Irish Chimay and Carlsberg to home-based always plenty of variety to tempt your palate. They offer an array of traditional Irish food dishes like also have their famous handmade vegetarian options and great wings. www.MickeyByrnes.com La Barraca is South Floridas premiere Barraca offers authentic Spanish cuisine in a relaxing environment and accompanied by a fine Spanish wines selection and beautiful Flamenco dancing. www.labarracatapas.comDandee Donut FactoryThis is a great place to have breakfast or lunch. Their breakfast and lunch Steaks. Delicious homestyle cooked food with service that is rare to Dandee Donut Factory ShenanigansShenanigans is the place for good Something for everyone. From their award-winning chicken wings to extensive menu can satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. You can also enjoy a cold one at the bar while you watch a game. locations. Shenanigans Sport Pub (West) 3303 West Sheridan St. www.shenaniganspub.com Shenanigans East Side Pub shenaniganseastsidepub.com Taboulli Middle Eastern cuisine at Taboulli 1719 E. Young Circle www.Taboulli.com They take pride in their awarda commitment to service that has proven to be so successful in their sister establishments in Brooklyn and Manhattan. slice sold in the authentic takeaway rectangular slice is so big it has to be toppings are piled high and made with tomatoes and much more. HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM19

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Georges Barber Shop Same owner/barber as Dennis Barber Shop previously on Johnson St. Sundays 9 a.m. 4 p.m.Call for appointment 954-547-2677 00 $ BY BRETT DALY | Vabian and Victoria Alvarez love the arts and love their family. Their passion for the two inspired them to open I Am An Artist, a paint-your-ownpottery art studio and caf in Downtown Hollywood that aims to provide a fun place for families and friends to gather while creating their own artwork. The Alvarezs, who have three children of their own, said they believe that families that play together, stay together, so they wanted to open a place to incorporate that belief. At I Am An Artist, you spend time with the people you care about and have fun at the same time, Victoria said. Its not a sideline sport where parents watch their kids from afar; its interactive, and a way for parents to connect with their children on a more child-like level. Its a great way for parents to open up to the wonderful world of art that their children explore so uninhibitedly. Opened in December 2009, the studio offers projects for everyone. Victoria said that creating personal artwork can be very therapeutic and said that I Am An Artist offers people a place to relax after a long day. She said customers simply choose a piece of pottery, choose a design and paint. Patrons can paint objects such as frames, plates, mugs, piggy banks, vases and Disney characters like Winnie the Pooh, and they also offer idea books, coaching and encouragement for those intimidated by art projects. Theres no need to be scared, and theres no need to have artistic abilities, she said. Anyone can do it, and then you have something that youve made yourself something you can keep forever. She said Vabian adores his I Love Dad mug their children made for him. The studio also offers events on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays such as Diva Night for a girls night out, an Adults Night with live music, and a Kids Night, a night when parents can drop off their children to paint, eat pizza and sing karaoke while they enjoy Downtown Hollywood. And in addition to art projects, the studio also offers coffee, sandwiches and desserts. Its something different, something unique in Hollywood, Victoria said. Its a place for families and for friends. For more information, visit their Web site at www. IAmAnArtistInDowntown.com. I Am An ArtistFOR GOODNESS SAKE H&L Electric Motor Repair, IncSales & Services to Motors & Pumps AC/DCPOOL PUMP BROKEN? Lewis Holmes 954-925-6233 2327 N. 21st Ave.Hollywood, FL 33020www.hlelectricmotor.com 10% DISCOUNT WITH AD On-site Service Since 1978 954-444-7708 305-444-7709 HOME PIANO LESSONS Quality Instruction for Childr en & Adults ST vailable 954-325-8229 Guaranteed to BEAT national competitors by 25% HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM23

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ONGOING FREE CHILDRENS PROGRAMS summer with local library programs for all ages, even teen-agers, including pup954-926-2430, ext. 4. HOLLYWOOD TRAILS BICYCLE TOURS Mention the Hollywood Gazette for $5 off Historic Architecture, Notori202-375-0283. SUMMER ARTS CAMP Aug. 9-20, ages 6-12 can learn important Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, non-members for half-day, $350 mem954-921-3274, ext. 232. JEWISH WAR VETS SOUGHT The Jewish War V eterans of P ost 613 St. Call Morton Weiner, 954-961-3330. SCORE VOLUNTEERS SCORE #235 trains volunteers to counsel individuals in business or those who want St., Suite 203. Call Phyllis Schwartz, 954-966-8415. SENIOR PROGRAMS Free classes for ages 60+ include Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Current Events, Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Janet, 954-966-9805. WALKING CLUB Commit 2B Fit program for all ages on 985-1980. GOLF IN NO TIME Learn the fundamentals of golf in 6 954-967-4653, ext. 4. P ARENTS WITHOUT P ARTNERS Nonprot single-parent group offers 954-484-6484. GLASSBLOWING STUDIO from beginners to advanced, are offered, Call 954-649-8930 or 561-504-7847. JEWELRY MAKING STUDIO Call 305-450-5125 or 954-627-4036. ARTIST STUDIO HILLCREST FAMILY GOLF PROGRAM Juniors golf for free when playing with complimentary Callaway rental clubs Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr. Call 954-987-5000. MONDAYS KINDER CHEFS 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. HATHA YOGA CLASS sion. Call 954-926-2480. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING PRENATAL KUNDALINI YOGA techniques safe for all trimesters assist Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. BEACH MEDITATION HOLLYWOOD TOASTMASTERS CLUB 1400 N. 46th Ave. Call 954-309-5751. MONDAY WEDNESDAY POLE FITNESS CLASS Souls P ole Dance and Fitness Studio, Live music varies from easy listening to KUNG FU CLASSES fees. S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. ATEMI-RYU KARATE CLASSES Call 954-985-1980 or instructor Joseph Williams, 954-275-6121. MOMMIES IN MOTION Fitness class features cardiovascular, 954-864-9098. TAI CHI fees. KARATE CLASSES All ages are welcome at World Tae Kwon DANCE CLASSES $30 residents, $40 nonresidents. Call Shirley Jones, 754-368-3171. YOGA GENTLE CLASSES WITH MARY Call 954-921-3600. SCRABBLE 921-3600. MONDAY THURSDAY TEEN LOUNGE MONDAY FRIDAY HOLLYWOOD BRIDGE CLUB Featuring triple master points every day fee. Call David, 954-600-1899, or Sedat, 954-790-3010. MONDAY SATURDAY AEROBICS AT THE YMCA P atty Ceballos, 954-989-9622. FENCING CLASSES Hollywood Sabre Fencing Academy, 2000 Harrison St. Call 954-966-1240 for fees TUESDAYS ROTARY CLUB Clubhouse, 2349 Taylor St. Call Richard Ferrara, 954-921-4500. RAJA YOGA MEDITATION Roz, 954-962-7447. OPEN MIC JAM SESSION Call 954-981-9702. LAUGHTER YOGA P articipate in a blend of playful breathing 989-3774. GERMAN MOVIES Society of Hollywood, 6401 Washington BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 6318. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 3600. KUNDALINI YOGA FOR ADULTS Learn breathing techniques, postures certied, to improve the immune system, Goddess Store, 2017 Harrison St. Call 954-696-9299. BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL Learn how to use your daily self-monitored blood glucose to improve diabetes Call 954-270-2662 to register. YOGA WITH SARASWATI Classical Hatha Yoga classes are based 954-921-3600. ADULT BALLET CLASSES 954-983-9899. TUESDAY THURSDAY 3HO KUNDALINI YOGA Kaur Khalsa, 954-237-4186. SATURDAY DANCE CLASSES Dance Explosion offers classes in tap, month. Call 954-985-5674. GROUP FITNESS fees. FILM FLAM 3408. ASHTANGA YOGA WITH RONNI dynamic Yoga sequences that sculpt the BEGINNER POLE DANCING CLASS Learn the basics of pole dancing while Sensual Souls P ole Dance and Fitness WEDNESDAYS KARATE CLASSES month nonresident. Call Ed Gonzalez, 305-801-3361. PEE WEE TENNIS LESSONS sion. Call 954-967-4237. SOUTH BROWARD BUSINESS COUNCIL Emerald Hills, 4100 N. Hills Dr. Call Jim Stoodley, 954-962-9997. RAJA YOGA MEDITATION MENS GOLF GROUP Call Brian, 954-967-4653, ext. 24. 26 JULY 2010

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MUSIC THEORY CLASSES Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPIN Call 954-921-3408. VINYASA YOGA WITH RONNI FORD Experience dynamic Yoga sequences that sculpt the outside Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 340-626-9642. LIVE SAX MUSIC Mighty Horn Music presents saxophonist Travis Bridges playing a variety of Billboard chart toppers in a smooth mixture of soulful, Harrison St. Call Mighty Horn Music, 786-487-7338. KARAOKE NIGHT American Legion P ost 92 serves 21st Ave. Call 954-923-2760. MOVIE MANIA 3600. TAI CHI Ocean Dr. Call 954-921-3600. ZAMAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave. Call Dr. Brown, 954-288-5443. SATURDAY CARDIO P .A.R.A.D.E. Dance your way into better shape to the rhythms of salsa, samba, Call 954-924-4465. THURSDAYS BLUE MOON THURSDAY P erformances by local bluesCall 954-921-3500. LAUGHTER YOGA munity Center, 1301 S. Ocean 954-921-3600. CHEERLEADING CLASSES Little League cheerleading Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. BEREA VEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Regional Hospital South, 3600 by Hospice By The Sea. Must BNI HOLLYWOOD SYNERGY CHAPTER Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, 305-651-5777 OJIMA REIKI Noninvasive mind-body technique relaxation includes a 15-minute Call 954-921-3600. sion. Call 954-983-9899. BEGINNERS YOGA Classical Hatha Yoga classes are classes. Call 954-921-3600. TAI CHI CLASSES Beginners classes are offered by St. Call 954-921-3408. KIDOKINETICS TRIAL CLASS Ages 3-8 improve tness noncompetitive atmosphere that 954-385-8511. BEACH P ARTY Features Exotic Factory pole BINGO NIGHT American Legion P ost 92, 211 N. 21st Ave. Call 954-923-2760. PROPERTY TAX OUTREACH Broward County Property Appraisers Ofce will assist taxpayers with Homestead, Senior and other exemption 954-357-6035. LADIES NIGHT 2000 Harrison St. Call 954-3919466. YOGA WITH SARASWATI Classical Hatha Yoga classes are 954-921-3600. FRIDAYS BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Experience this oceanside cultural arts performance series at the outdoor Hollywood Beach Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. KIDS EAT FREE DOWNTOWN companied by an adult ordering Caf Italia, Dolce Vita, Exotic Bites, Huangs Mandarin House, Los Pinchos, Orale Mexican ResSpice Resto-Lounge, Taboulli, Taverna Yiamas or The Little 954-921-3016. TIKI SUNSETS HAPPY HOUR Plaza Hollywood Beach, 4000 Call 954-454-4334. RAINBOW ART CLASS Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. SINGLE GOURMET Provides upscale gatherings for of the nest restaurants in Hollywood. Call 954-723-9608. CLASSIC MOVIES NIGHT Call 954-367-6723. BALLROOM DANCING wood Moose Lodge, 2907 Taylor WATERCOLOR CLASSES 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-9204574. TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES Ages 2-5 along with their par Gaither Community Center, 6291 954 967-4234. OPEN MIC FRIDAYS admission. Call 954-237-2888. FRIDAY SUNDAY DOG BEACH OF HOLLYWOOD Dogs must have current rabies North Beach between P ershing Call 954-921-3404. SATURDAYS DANCING IN THE P ARK AFTER DARK OPEN MIC NIGHT 2028 Harrison St. Call 954-3675982. IMAGINATION HOUR free. Call 954-921-3500. FITNESS BOOT CAMP Adult program combines specic methods of military training, 3500 or 954-963-7712. ADULT YOGA CLASSES Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times ARTSP ARK SATURDAY MARKET free. Call 305-531-0038. JUNIOR GOLF CLINICS includes the use of Junior 987-5000. FUN SHOP CREATION STATION Interactive childrens art at Young Circle playground, Hol954-923-1950. SUNDAYS ORGANIC GREEN MARKET 954-456-3276. P ALM COURT JAZZ 954-921-3500. K9 CHARM SCHOOL All ages can learn commands SUNDAY BR UNCH CR UISE 4 Great Reasons to Join or Renew*1. Get $10 off our $45** Annual Membership Fee = $35.00 2. FREE Additional 3 Months of Membership 3. FREE Second Membership Card for a household member4. PLUS, BJs will donate $5 of your Membership fee to JUBILEE CENTER OF SOUTH BROWARD!*It does not matter when you last renewed, We will add 15 months to your current expiration date. This special offer is not valid online or at any BJs Club locations!PLEASE RETURN COMPLETED APPLICATIONS/ with payment to:JUBILEE CENTER 2020 Scott St., Hlwyd, 33020 ATTENTION: Marika Guyton on/or before:Sept., 30, 2010All forms of payment accepted. Please make checks payable to BJs Wholesale Club, Inc.BJs has a special Membership offer just for JUBILEE CENTER! HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM27 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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954-771-0102. TAI CHI 921-3500. SUN., August 1 Presented by Gold Coast Coin Club of MON., August 2 COMPUTER PROGRAM Teach and Reach Computer Program 954-987-0625. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of 394-3342. TUES., August 3 NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME 987-0625. BIZ TO BIZ NETWORKING EVENT Business card exchange, appetizers Call 954-838-9644. THE JOY OF YIDDISH CLUB songs, participate in the telling of Lipton, 305-937-7007. TAI CHI Call 954-921-3600. WED., August 4 COMPUTER PROGRAM Teach and Reach Computer Program 954-987-0625. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of 394-3342. THURS., August 5 BOOK CLUB free. Call 954-926-2437. COIN CLUB MEETING free. Call 954-921-3600. FRI., August 6 FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Family social features a bounce 954-921-3404. MOVIE NIGHT 954-921-3500. TAI CHI Call 954-921-3600. SAT., August 7 FOUNDERS DAY CELEBRATION Join the Hollywood Historical Society Youngs birthday with music, dancing, free for society members, $10 for nonmembers. Call Clarissa Barth, 305-409-7139. LAUGHS FOR LITERACY and Reading Foundation includes a reception with former pro athletes, $100. Call 954-981-5653. KAYAK FOR BEGINNERS Colleen, 954-328-5231. MUSIC CLUB OF HOLLYWOOD Guests are welcome at this monthly Church of Hollywood, 1530 Hollywood Blvd. Call 954-985-6867. PROGRESS IN THE P ARK Community Center, 2400 Charleston MON., August 9 954-921-3404. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of 394-3342. TUES., August 10 JUNIOR CHAMBER MEETING The Greater Hollywood Junior Blvd. Call Executive Director Debra Gronvold, 954-981-4378. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of 954-703-7976. WED., August 11 FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of 954-703-7976. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of 394-3342. THURS., August 12 HOLLYWOOD ART GUILD Meeting open to the public features a ne-art demonstration, lively conP eggy Austen, 954-924-1818. BEREA VEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Monthly support group hosted by MS SUPPORT GROUP Conducted by the Multiple Sclerosis 921-3600. FRI., August 13 FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Family social features a bounce Call 954-921-3404. MOVIE NIGHT Call 954-921-3500. provided at this painting party for available at an additional cost. Call 954-924-1133. GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST The topic is Business P artners in $12 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce members, $20 future 4000. HOLLYWOOD PLAYERS PERFORMANCE Beach. Call 954-922-7993. SAT., August 14 P erformance by students ages 12-18 in the Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Broadway Actors Advanced Central P erforming Arts Center, 1770 232. FLORIDA BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR Presented by Pro-Motions Sports Mar Beach from Michigan St. to Harrison St. Call Gino, 954-224-5739. SUN., August 15 FREE GALLERY ADMISSION DAY View the LEGO sculpture exhibition 954-921-3274. A DAY AT HOLLYWOOD BEACH Florida event includes a sandcastle at the water-play area between Mosaic members, $8 for nonmembers. Call Beth Herzbrun, 954-987-5202. MON., August 16 HOLLYWOOD GARDEN CLUB All ages are welcome to learn about gardening in South Florida, share tips MONTHLY FEATUREE-mail a hi-res photo with the following to brett@hollywoodgazette.com.WANT YOUR BABY TO BE HOLLYWOOD GAZETTES BABY OF THE MONTH? GwenSix-month-old Gwen Gillin is lucky to live in South Florida since she adores the water. Her parents, Tara and Byron, call her their little swimmer. E-mail a hi-res photo with the following information: Name (owners/parents); Pet (breed and name); Age & Gender; and Special traits & talents to brett@hollywoodgazette.com.DO YOU WANT YOUR PET TO BE Donatello of the monthbaby MONTHLY FEATUREof the monthpetFor a treat, Donatello will sit, lie down and give his owners, William and Ana Higuita, his paw and a high five. The a 6-month-old chocolate Labrador also loves socks and will steal them right out drawers. Send your Hollywood events to calendar@ hollywoodgazette.com 28 JULY 2010

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Q :I have frequent headaches. They go away if I take an over-thecounter reliever, but they keep coming back. Is this normal? A. Headaches are never normal. Pain is your bodys warning sign. You wouldnt cover up or ignore the red light on your car dashboard, would you? Although over-the-counter pain medication can temporarily cover up the symptom, it obviously is doing nothing to fix the cause of the headache. Headaches have many causes, including but not limited to, tension in neck, shoulder, or jaw muscles, structural misalignment of the neck, abnormal blood supply from the neck to the head, nerve irritation in the neck or pathology. A thorough Chiropractic examination can usually find the cause and chiropractic treat ments have proven very effec tive in stopping many types of headaches. I became a chiropractor because a chiropractor stopped my migraines! Hedrick Chiropractic & Dr. Scott Hedrick is a board certified multi-state licensed Chirpopractic physician with 20 years experience in private practice in South Florida. He specializes in pain treatment, massage and nutrition. His office is located at the Sheridan Executive Center at 3475 Sheridan St. Suite 207 in Hollywood. DR. SCOTT HEDRICKAsk Dr. Hedrick... 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 CAREERS administrative assistant with upbeat, positive attitude for busy real estate company. the ability to learn fast paced environment a plus. Call Now 954624-8441. HEALTH Caring Partners In-home care is the family alternative to assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Our caring and experienced caregivers provide up to 24-hour care in the comfort of your own home at affordable rates. Call 954-929-7747 SERVICES Tired of high telephone bills? We can help. call 954-394-0998. We provide business telephone service and internet bandwidth. We have over 15 years experience lowering business telephone bills and represent over 30 companies 954394-0998 call Marty Today and start saving tomorrow 954-3940998. HANDYMAN FOR GENERAL REPAIRS PAINTING INSIDE MOLDING HANGING SHELVES CHANGE CEILING FANS DOORS REPLACE OR REPAIR RELIABLE CALL DALE 954-967-0466 REAL ESTATE Villas Furnished 2 Bed 2 Bath 2464 Carlyle Lane 129,000 2474 Carlyle Lane 110,000 Direct Ocean View 2 Bed 2 Bath Crystal Towers Call REALTOR? Im your professional! Reaction Realty Group 5 bed, 3 bath with wood floors, den, and formal dining room in South Hollywood near 441 w 2 car Huge yard, quiet street. $2850. Sec 8 OK. Call Now 954-624-8441. bath w den, South Hollywood, near street. $1700. Sec 8 OK. Call Now 954624-8441. for Rent 8500. FOR RENT in Park, Ft. Lauderdale 8500. FL Townhouse 8500.Place your classified ads online at www.hollywoodgazette.com CLASSIFIEDS HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM29

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Dear Pink Realtor, After waiting for the market to improve for nearly a year to sell our house, we finally entered into a contract with someone who wanted to buy our home at a fair price. The agent representing the buyer presented us with a prequalification letter from a lender. Weeks later we discovered the buyer was rejected for financing. How can this happen? Sincerely, Back at Square One Dear Square One, You allowed the term prequalification to lull you into a false sense of security. The loan amounts referenced in pre-qualification letters are conditional on (or subject to) verification of income, employment, funds on deposit, credit report and more. A lender can issue a prequalification letter after just a simple 10-minute phone interview with a prospective purchaser. As a seller, your best vehicle for peace of mind is an all-cash offer. Second best is a pre-approval letter, subject to as few items as possible, accompanying the offer to purchase. A pre-approval letter is a firm commitment to lend money issued only after verification of the crucial financial items mentioned above and includes a list of what it is subject to. In cases where an offer is presented with a pre-qualification letter only, you have a few options: accept the offer and instruct your agent to accept back-up offers, counter the offer with the condition of presenting a pre-approval letter (and possibly a non-refundable earnest money deposit) or reject the offer and explain that you will review when submitted with a pre-approval subject to property appraisal only. For future reference, when you first list your house for sale, you may instruct your agent to accept only offers including a pre-approval letter. This will guarantee that the offers you receive have a chance of closing and will deter offers from people testing the market, feeling it out and wasting your time. Dear Pink Realtor, My husband and I live in Quebec and our snowbird friends say that Hollywood Beach has a lot of Canadians. We want to come for the season and feel at home, so we subscribed to this newspaper to get an idea of the area. Someone said there used to be a French Canadian newspaper there as well. Is there? A second home in Florida is our dream. Anything specific you can tell first time snowbirds? Sincerely, Living the Canadian Dream Dear Canadian Dreamer, What a small world! My Dad is French Canadian. Hence the name: Lecavalier (Le-CA-val-yay). The newspaper you mention is Le Soleil de la Floride. It is still published and widely available around Hollywood Beach and can even be found in select locations in Quebec (http://www.lesoleildelafloride.com/ soleil/). Hollywood Beach has more rental apartments than hotels, and many snowbirds return to the same place every year. When buying a second home, I suggest you spend one season renting while you get to know the area, determine your preferences and understand the local real estate market. You happen to be considering buying at an excellent time. For French Canadian Snowbirds, Hollywood Beach is the place to buy a second home. French Canadian Snowbirds are to be found in Dania Beach and Hollywood Beach in high numbers. In my opinion, Hollywood Beach is the superior buy in terms of real estate value and potential appreciation. Over the past few years, many have been moving farther north to Fort Lauderdale and Pompano Beach, but it is a small percentage. Hollywood Beach has been receiving a series of upgrades over the past year, including an attractive sea wall along the Broadwalk (a wide, 2-mile long paved path on the beach). On any day of the week, one can spend the day walking or bicycling around the area and find Italian water ice, discover free concerts at the beachfront band shell and take in the Florida sunshine. In Dania Beach (a few miles north), you will feel removed from the world, with only ocean in front of you and trees behind you. French Canadians play petanque-the French version of bocci-and on weekend evenings, cruise ships sail out from nearby Port Everglades. The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is west of downtown along Floridas Turnpike. In addition to gambling, there are a number of restaurants, shops and a theater showcasing big-name acts. Dairy Belle (118 N Federal Hwy Dania, FL 33004) is an ice cream shop, but is considered by many to have the best poutine in South Florida. (However, it is said that the fries are not as crisp and the cheese has a different texture than that of authentic poutine from Quebec.) Dear Pink Realtor, I did not file my Florida Homestead Exemption by the deadline back in March. Do I have to wait for the next year and forego the exemption for 2010? Sincerely, Need a Second Chance Dear Second Chance, You may late file for 2010 Homestead Exemptions until Sept. 20. This includes homestead, disability, widow/widower, granny flat, portability and non-profits. While you are at it, you may also pre-file for 2011 exemptions. Per the Broward County Property Appraiser: You must submit a complete application by the statutory Sept. 20, 2010, late filing deadline. No 2010 applications will be accepted after Sept. 20. To file a 2010 or 2011 exemption, go to http://www.bcpa. net/homestead.asp. Questions? Contact Broward Customer Service & Exemptions Division at 954-357-6830. LeCavalier has an extensive background in land development, construction, mortgage banking, and real estate sales, marketing and management with more than 15 years experience in the industry. She is known as the Pink Realtor around South Florida where she and her team cheerfully serve the real estate needs of many clients. In addition, LeCavalier serves as Fund Manager for SISCO Limited Partners, a private equity fund that rehabilitates foreclosed properties and rents them via affordable housing programs in Broward County, and she is a licensed Real Estate Agent and an Accredited Residential Manager (IREM, ARM). REAL ESTATEBY ROCHELLE LE CAVALIER | rochellelecavalier@gmail.com Ask the Pink RealtorHollywood Real Estate Q & A Mortgage Troubles?You may have done everything right, but in todays housing market, its becoming more common for themselves with an unaffordable mortgage. If you or someone you know is facing foreclosure and doesnt know what to do, know that there are better options and very strong reasons to pursue them. Through the new Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives Program, or HAFA, you may be eligible for a $3,000 incentive to avoid foreclosure by pursuing a SHORT SALE or deed-in-lieu, two digIve written a report that details foreclosure alternatives. You can download the report here: Dennis Hearing, PA, GRI, CDPE, CSSA Property Expert Dennis@TheHearingGroup.net THE HEARING GROUP Keller Williams Realty Professionals 3696 N Federal Hwy. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 Solutions. infoThere Are Solutions to Foreclosure 30 JULY 2010

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Solve your computer issues fast. Commercial and Residential. Serving Hollywood and surrounding areas Specializing in And all troubleshooting and repairsCall for a FREE phone analysis 954-965-8819 We come to you! As business owners, we are always trying to do more make more hours in our day, find more customers and offer more choices to our customers. As hard as we try, however, it seems like we always have the we should be doing more cloud hanging over us. Does that sound like you? If so, would it surprise you if I told you the key to success is to actually do less? I love Kitchen Nightmares, the show featuring well-known chef Gordon Ramsay as he works to revive failing restaurants and develop young chefs who meet his incredibly high culinary standards. While extremely entertaining, Gordon is known for his vulgarity and loud, in-your-face confrontational style. What I love most about him, however, is that, hidden beneath that gruff exterior, he uses simple business and marketing principles we can all learn from. The most common theme that Chef Ramsay finds in these restaurants is that they are doing too much in an effort to be everything for everybody. Because of this, one of the first things he does is determine a restaurants signature dish. After doing so, he typically removes half of the other offerings on the menu a move that is usually met with enthusiasm by the staff and customers. Is this counterintuitive to what you might think? Why would removing choices make people happy? The answer is simple: Too many food and beverage choices leaves diners confused and lacking in direction. It also over-complicates what is required in the kitchen, resulting in inferior quality on the customers plates. Inferior quality leads to declining sales, and we all know the rest of the story. If this sounds familiar, its simply because many of us fall into the same trap. We try to offer too many choices, thereby leaving our customers and employees confused as to why we exist and what we offer. We try to do too much and be good at everything we do. In doing so, were like the restaurants that Chef Ramsay visits were not leaving ourselves enough time to address problems that arise, and were distracted from our primary goal. Unfortunately, this, in far too many instances, negatively affects our signature dish. My challenge to you this month is to DO LESS and focus on being remarkable. Each of your businesses has something unique it offers that no one else can duplicate. Pinpoint your signature dish and focus on it; you probably wont be surprised to find that its what led you into business in the first place. Reconnect with your initial passion and let it show in everything you do. Youll soon find your passion is contagious your employees and customers will get as excited about your business as you do. Now wouldnt that be fun? If you take on this challenge, e-mail me at wendy@athenamarketing.com or participate in my blog at http://wendylieber.wordpress. com/; once I hear from you, I will send you a copy of a Seven Step Formula to Turn Your Business Around (Gordon Ramsay Style). As always, I cant wait to hear from you! SMALL BUSINESS MARKETINGBY WENDY CROCQUET LIEBER Reconnecting with your passion HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM31

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SafecareMedical Center Richard J. Wilbur, M.D.Board Certified in Internal Medicine HOLLYWOOD STARSOperation Iraqi Freedom has led U.S. Forces to Diyala province, Iraq, for the greater part of the last decade. Along the way they have established bases that units have rotated in and out of, leaving behind excess equipment such as radios, ammunition and storage containers, to stockpile over the years. As the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, stepped foot inside this province, they knew they would be one of the last units to do so. They started taking immediate action to help erase the footprints left throughout the province. To address the excess equipment that the brigade inherited upon its arrival, Task Force Transition was created by 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3 SBCT, 2nd ID. Its not going to be like Vietnam with the images of helicopters being pushed into the water, said Capt. Jonathan Cheek, of Highpoint, N.C., and the TF Transition officer in charge. They began this task by exploring every nook and cranny and documenting everything found on the bases selected to be handed back over to the Government of Iraq by 3 SBCT, 2nd ID. While the group administered this process by making sure all of the paperwork was in order, clean-Sweep teams were brought in from the 13th Combat Support Sustainment Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, stationed at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. The job of these clean-sweep teams was to retrograde (re-enter into the Army supply system) the inherited equipment. These groups confirmed, re-inventoried, packaged and shipped empty containers and containers full of extra equipment to other locations to be accounted for once again. So far, a total of 1,370 containers have been relocated by this system, said 1st Lt. Mark Hall, of Hollywood, Fla., and the brigade transportation officer responsible for overseeing movement of equipment and supplies. Some excess equipment, such as Containerized Housing Units (CHUs), generators and water tanks were left behind to be used by the GoI. These are things that we have a lot of, but dont really need, said Capt. Sarah Komm, of Kenosha, Wis., and the deputy officer for the transition team. It costs more for us to take it back than to just leave it here for the Iraqis to have. Although supplies from previous units are being left on bases and handed over to the IA, they are not just leaving useless or unserviceable items to be disposed of by the GoI. Everything left behind is in working order and can be used to maintain operations and living conditions on these bases. The Iraqis actually do a joint inventory with the FOB mayor [U.S. representative responsible for operations on the FOB] where they show them everything on the base, said Capt. Komm. We just dont hand them a bunch of broken stuff. We try to give it to them in working condition. After these bases have been handed over, the Soldiers of 3 SBCT, 2nd ID, have continued their partnerships with the Iraqi Security Forces by training and advising them in combat operations. So far, none of the Iraqi units operating out of these bases have voiced any complaints about the condition of the facilities they received, said Capt. Cheek. Coming to the end of their tour after operating in the province for ten months, Arrowhead Soldiers have shifted their focus from conducting missions to inventorying and packing their own equipment that they brought with them. While TF Transition is getting ready to go home as well, they are continuing their job for the next unit to finish. We have already started inventorying everything on [FOBs] Warhorse and Cobra, said Capt. Komm. This will make it a lot easier for [2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division] when they close down these bases. Hollywood soldier helps prepare Diyala province for drawdown By Pfc. Adrian Muehe 32 JULY 2010

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