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www.MercuryAutoTransport.com 954-687-0099 Need to Ship Your Vehicle Anywhere in the Country? Call the most reputable name in Auto TransportFrom beginning to end my experience was exceptional. Mercury Transport was professional and helpful taking the time to communicate clearly the process & cost involved with shipping my vehicle. I would highly recommend Mercury Auto Transport to anyone needing a similar service. Tonya G. Hollywood, FL MONTHLY FEATUREE-mail a hi-res photo with the following information: Name (owners/parents); Pet (breed and name); Age & Gender; and Special traits & talents to creative@hollywoodgazette.com.DO YOU WANT YOUR PET TO BE PET OF THE MONTH?Rosie is a cuddly dream. She is the only dog we have ever met where many of the young kids in the neighborhood knock at our door to ask, Can Rosie come out to play? Rosie enjoys everyone and every dog. She came to us at Christmas two years ago to help with Rocky (who was rescued from a very bad puppy mill situation). Rose and Rocky are now best buddies! braham!T WOOwww. of the monthpetRosie 6 FEBRUARY 2012

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Quality water is on tap in HollywoodCOVER STORY BY BRETT DALY | Editor brett@hollywoodgazette.com Join s!Entrance fee includes: DATE: TIME: HOST: R.S.V.P. COST: only $10PARTY WITH A PURPOSECOMMUNUITY LEADERS NETWORKING FOR CHARITY AND FUN NEW VENUE!Murys La n Ho yw Gae e nvite ou If youre a Hollywood resident who is still purchasing bottled water, you may be pleased to know that Hollywood water is the same, if not better quality straight from the tap. The City of Hollywood has received a lot of recognition for the quality of its water and it has even garnered the attention of Coca-Cola. The Coca-Cola Bottling Co., which has a processing plant located on Pembroke Road, uses Hollywoods water for its Dasani label. Water Treatment Plant Manager Taylor Calhoun said its proof of the high quality of Hollywoods water. We feel that we are a leader in our industry by providing abundant, highquality, safe water to all our customers through the application of emerging technologies and efficient use of all resources, he said. Our surrounding communities are using or changing to a similar process that we have been the leader in for the last 15 years. The Hollywood Water Treatment Plant has a staff of 29 employees and is supported by other divisions such as Regulatory Compliance, Engineering, Electrical/Instrumentation, Distribution, Finance and the Waste Water Plant. It is a ground water treatment plant that uses two separate aquifers: the Biscayne (fresh water) and the Floridan (brackish water). In addition, the plant uses three treatment methods to soften the water: reverse osmosis (brackish), nanofiltration and conventional lime softening (fresh). All three processes are blended at the plant before distribution. [Residents] are being provided with the highest level of water quality by utilizing the most efficient processes, Calhoun said. Hollywood treats more than 6 billion gallons of drinking water each year, on average, according to the Citys website. To ensure its quality, the City monitors its water according to federal and state regulations, but Calhoun said they strive to surpass those regulations. Each day, the City performs more than 70 tests to check water quality and performs an additional 160 tests each month on drinking water samples taken throughout the City, according to Hollywoods annual Water Quality Report. It tests the levels of inorganic contaminants like fluoride, nitrate and sodium which can be naturally occurring or result from storm water runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, or oil and gas production and for lead and copper. According to the Water Quality Report for 2010, the City has not surpassed the Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL allowed for drinking water in any of the tests recorded. For its efforts, Hollywood has won the United States Environmental Protection Agency 2006 Consumer Confidence Report Excellence Award, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection 2007 Plant Operation of Excellence Award, the Region 6 of the Florida Section American Water Works Association 2008 Best Tasting Drinking Water Contest, and the Florida Water and Pollution Control Operators Association 2010 Utility of the Year. In addition to providing consumers with high-quality water, the City makes a concerted effort to promote water conservation. It also promotes opting for tap water rather than bottled water. We are providing our product 24/7 delivered to your tap at a fraction of the cost, Calhoun said, pointing out the conservation of energy associated with tap water in comparison to the bottled water. Unlike tap water, bottled water requires additional treatment process energy, bottle manufacturing, transportation energy and disposal. We feel our product is more energy and environmentally conservative. In the future, the Water Treatment Plant will continue with its comprehensive water and wastewater master plans and focus on improvements and replacement of aging infrastructure. More than 25% of bottled water comes from a municipal water supply, the same place that tap water comes from.United States Enviromental Protection Agency 7

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Dear Hollywood Gazette: After reading your article Free Parking Downtown, I felt the need to reply. I wish I knew all the appropriate people to reply to, but Im hoping you can let them know how I, and others Ive chatted with, feel. I agree that it is annoying to pay to park downtown. Parking downtown is difficult and having to pay for it adds to the frustration. I visit several of the downtown restaurants as well as the park and often over pay to park to be sure that I am not ticketed. However, adding to the cost to park at the beach to recoup the revenue is NOT the answer. I spent $14 to take my kids to the beach over the holiday break. I found that a lot more invasive than the paying to park downtown. We live in Florida and the beach should be a cost affordable way to spend the day with your friends and family. The parking money comes out of bike rentals, pizza, ice cream, etc. So what about those business owners? I do not own a business in either area, but I am a consumer. The prices at the beach just went up and we are pricing ourselves right out of the ability to enjoy our own resources! Soon, the beaches that we live near and pay taxes to enjoy will only be for those who are staying in a hotel or can afford to live there. Heather Sabie Hollywood resident, district three Dear Hollywood Gazette: I used to go to Hollywood beach once or twice a week; now I hardly go since they removed a lot of the parking spaces and doubled the parking rate in addition to making you walk to a master meter instead of having a regular coin meter by your parking space. This really hurts the business on the beach. Jeff Gillespie Dear Readers, I can relate to your frustration regarding beach rules and regulations. A new resident to the area, I was surprised to find out that dogs are pretty much banned from the beach, with the exception of the restricted hours on the weekend at the small stretch of dog beach. I avoid parking on the beach whenever I can, opting instead to ride my electric bike. A family day at the beach can certainly become costly. However, according to Lorie Mertens-Black, director of Parking and Intergovernmental Affairs for the City of Hollywood, there has not been any recent rate increases to beach parking. Although a rate increase of 50 cents was proposed, perhaps to offset the recent decision to offer free downtown parking, no decision has been made. The commission may meet in a few months, said Mertens-Black, but nothing has been decided regarding the proposed rate increase. Perhaps now is the time to voice ones opinion about the proposed increased rate to beach parking before it has been implemented. Miriam Cronkhite Dear Hollywood Gazette: Having been involved in every casino campaign since 1978, plus being a political activist for casinos in between campaigns, I believe the new casino bill that adds the last two games remaining (dice and roulette) to give us full casinos, will happen in two to three years as the bill is modified and remolded. At least the debate has begun via Senator Bogdanoff and Representative Fresens bill. The parimutuels and the Seminole Tribe must be included. We cannot break another Native American treaty (i.e. Compact). Full casinos will have us ready to compete against the new casinos of a free Cuba. Casinos are coming. Its not a matter of if. Its merely a matter of when. Thank You. Stan Wertheimer Dear Hollywood Gazette: What happened to our code enforcement? Hollywood now is beginning to look like an inner city slum; everywhere you look there are violations galore. It would take a force of 20 people to clean up our city so it resembles the beautiful area I moved to in 1954. Vehicles park wherever they want, grass grows as tall as it can, trash is placed everywhere or dumped in vacant lots, the list goes on and on. CONT. ON PAGE 9 8 FEBRUARY 2012 HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM

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For fifty years the city maintained its lakes area so it was a pride in the community, now it is being abandoned by citizens that have lived here for decades, it just looks terrible. Gary Kramer Mr. Kramer, First, let me say that I am a new resident to Hollywood and truly enjoy living in this gorgeous city. Having lived in several metropolitan and beach areas, I am surprised that citizens of Hollywood need to be coerced into maintaining the beauty and value of their own property. I have been frustrated myself by the state of disrepair that I see daily. Some feel city procedures are outdated and in need of an update. Hollywood resident Len Erskine said, There is no real code enforcement because of an antiquated enforcement procedures. In this difficult financial time, many Hollywood homeowners are finding that aging homes are now in dire need of repair and maintenance. In Mayor Bobers recent State of the City address, he noted a need to increase code enforcement efforts and raise the bar on property standards. The City of Hollywood has implemented programs, such as the Great Neighborhoods Challenge, to encourage neighborhood beautification and to reward communities for taking pride in their home and land. County and state assistance is also available. According to Broward Countys website, the Single Family Housing Rehabilitation program provides assistance to eligible homeowners for rehabilitation of substandard dwellings. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov) offers advice on home improvement financing and repair. Citizens of Hollywood can easily report code violations at www. hollywoodgazette.com/2009/see-clickfix; notifications are sent to the proper individuals. Others can join the efforts by voting to get the problem fixed, as well as enforce change by sharing it on places like Facebook and Twitter. Videos and images can be included in the report and users can opt to be kept informed of the progress via e-mail. I assure you that you are not alone in your frustration. Dori Lynn Neuwirth, board member of the Superior Small Lodging State Association, refers to the liberty grand site. The site remains in deplorable condition. It seems to me that there is a different standard for developers than for residents in this City. I cant imagine that a private property owner with a single lot would be permitted to leave rusty rebar standing for years on end when there is not even an active construction permit for the property, said Neuwirth. Residents and business owners need to be accountable for upkeep and appearance. Property owners should inspire renters and neighbors, instead of discouraging improvements by projecting a clear lack of pride in their community. Thanks for taking the time to share your concern about community pride. Miriam Cronkhite Dear Hollywood Gazette: I would like to thank the staff at the Hollywood Gazette for assisting with the third annual toy drive for Liberia Economic and Social Development that Anna Sergievskaya, my wife, and I organized. Thanks to the support of the Gazette, your wonderful readers and the staff at both the Hollywood Art and Culture Center (Joy, Charmine, Susan and Jeff to name names) and both offices of Sun Credit Union (Pat Mason, Lori Day, Christina and Fran), we were able to collect over 900 toys and batteries for needy families. If you could have seen the look of joy and amazement on the parents faces when we dropped off the toys for their kids, you would understand why Anna and I take the time to do this. From all of us on the board of directors at LES Inc., I would like to thank you and your readers for making the holidays great for 100 needy families. Have a happy new year. Sincerely, Marty Jacobsen Mr. Jacobsen, Thank you so much for your kind words. What an amazing cause and such a great reward to see the excitement in the eyes of children who will truly appreciate the gifts. We look forward to another year. Miriam Cronkhite Managing Editor Hollywood Gazette miriam@hollywoodgazette.com EMAIL YOUR LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TO MIRIAMHOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM. Meet Your Hollywood Real Estate SpecialistBuying, selling or renting? I do it all, no property too large or too small! 15 years experience. Courteous and professional service. Working with FHA, first time buyers, foreclosures, short sales, estate sales, Full market value sales of condominiums, multifamily and single family resdences. BUYERS NEVER PAY A FEE TO WORK WITH ME! On Market Now in Hollywood! 2/2 Direct ocean view, remodeled ................. 349k 4/2 single family, FHA approved ...................... 189K 1/1 condo parking and laundry, REO ............... 49kBeachfront RealtyDirect: 786-488-6339 | Email: isellsoflo@gmail.com NEW CONSTRUCTION, LAKE FRONT 4/3 535K BUNGALOW & COTTAGE ON SOUTH OCEAN DR. 389K EMERALD HILLS, RENOVATED, POOL 4/2.5 379K STEPS TO OCEAN, ROOF TOP TERRACE 5/4 1.1M EMERALD HILLS BEAUTY 5/5.5, 999K HLLWD. LAKES CONTEMPORARY OASIS 4/3 549K WATERFRONT W/ POOL, N LAKE DR. 5/5 1,749,000 DEEP WATER, OCEAN ACCESS 4/3 1,225,000 TURN KEY, WATERFRONT 4/4 1.2M BUYERS NEVER PAY A FEE TO WORK WITH ME!CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS OR TO GET A FREE MARKET ANALYSIS OF YOUR PROPERTY! FEATURED PROPERTYHISTORIC MASTER PIECE! 23 ROOMS, 3 LOTS! 1,890,000 CONT. FROM PAGE 8 HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM9

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Need your Apple product repaired or you are purchasing a new Apple product? Learn how to save money and get the most out of Apples generous policies and desire to be the best in customer service. Tech support, training and education for all Apple hardware, software, applications and services. Need Apple Advice?Call Miriam at 954-526-9999 Hollywood Of ce 4050 D Sheridan Street Hollywood, FL 33021(954) 989-7441Hallandale Of ce 1117 E Hallandale Beach Blvd. Hallandale Beach, FL 33009(954) 454-6300SAFECARE MEDICAL CENTER Serving the Community Since 1967 CHIAPONE TING, M.D. ENRIQUE CIKLIK, M.D. RICHARD WILBUR, M.D. SAILESH DAVE, M.D. VERONICA MUNERA, M.D. www.safecare.com WE ACCEPT: CASH, CREDIT CARDS, MEDICARE AND MOST INSURANCE PLANS English, Spanish, Chinese, Hindi, and Swahili Same Day Appointments, Saturday & Evening Hours Left to Right: Kelley Shanley, Broward Center president and CEO; Volunteer of the Year Jean Dorto; and Peter Neirouz, volunteer manager at the Broward Center. Hollywood Resident named Volunteer of Year at Broward Center HOLLYWOOD STARS 10 FEBRUARY 2012

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Party with a Purpose kicked off 2012 at Bongos Cuban Cafe at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Networkers contributed via entry fee, raffle drawing and by purchasing photos from Keshot, an advanced digital photo booth that is tied directly into social networking groups, such as Facebook. Bongos supplied tantalizing, complimentary appetizers and an amazing open-air atmosphere on their rooftop Sky Lounge. The Hollywood Jaycees, the nonprofit organization that the event benefited, consists of young adults who are dedicated to charity involvement, social activities and developing business opportunities. Through their community involvement, leaders of tomorrow are developed. Thanks to generous contributions, a total of $781 was raised. The next benefit will be held at Murphys Law on Feb. 23 to raise funds for the Broward Outreach Center, an organization dedicated to serving the needs of the homeless by providing food, shelter, substance abuse treatment, education, computer literacy, job placement, health care and spiritual development. The vision for Broward Outreach Center is that no one is homeless. Party with a Purpose is a monthly networking and fundraising event to benefit local charitable organizations. All proceeds from the $10-entrance fee, raffle tickets and donations go directly to the nonprofit organization. Complimentary appetizers are donated by each venue. FOR GOODNESS SAKE PHOTOS BY: MELISSA DONALDSON Bongos Sky Lounge hosts January Party with a Purpose HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM11

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By Brett Daly Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark can finally relinquish her interim city manager status now that the Hollywood City Commission has found her replacement. Last month, the commission voted 5-2 to hire Douglas Hewett, the former assistant city manager in Fayetteville, N.C. He accepted the position Jan. 13 and will begin Feb. 27. Hewett will make $172,000 a year in addition to receiving 16.3 percent of his base salary into a retirement plan. The 40-year-old beat out five other applicants for the position, which SwansonRivenbark has temporarily filled since the City pressured Cameron Benson to resign in June. While Hewett has not held a city manager title before, commissioners feel confident he has what it takes to get Hollywood back on track. I see a rising star in this Douglas Hewett, said Commissioner Patty Asseff. I think hes coming in with fresh, new ideas. But he is also a person who seems to want to learn more. I can see him doing a great job here. In his presentation before the city commission, Hewett said his 90-day action plan consisted of a four-phased approach: introductions and community orientations; identifying commission expectations; integration and team building; and development of an action agenda and establishment of a reporting process. Hewett proposed implementing coffee chats throughout the City to acquaint himself with residents, employees, media and unions. In addition, he would like to learn more about the business groups who have already invested in the community and would like to tour each of the commissioners districts to learn about their concerns. I think its also important to work very closely with your CRA, he said. I think working together, the city manager and the CRA staff, [will be] very important to advance the City in the direction the commission has established. Hewett also discussed initiating the development of an annual strategic planning process that would be tied to the budget and integrating himself into the City of Hollywood team, while also addressing any lingering issues from the past management transition. I dont have preconceived notions about how things should be done, he said. As the assistant city manager in Fayetteville, Hewett oversaw several departments including Environmental Services/Sanitation, Human Resources Development, Transit, Human Relations, Management Services, Special Projects, Legislative Affairs, Engineering and Infrastructure and Strategic Planning, according to the City of Hollywoods website. In 2010, he was named the Assistant City Manager of the Year by the International City/County Management Association. While Hollywood is a smaller city vis--vis population, the development that has occurred and opportunity for further growth is greater than Fayettevilles, Hewett wrote in his application. The potential for development interests me because those cities who are poised to act quickly and decisively once the recession ends will be the first to recover and rebound. My energy level and dedication will make me an asset in any organization. Under the City of Hollywoods Commission-Manager form of government, the city manager handles the day-to-day administration of the City and is one of only two positions the City Commission is responsible for hiring. Im also interested in the position because it will be a challenge, he said. Hollywoods budget issues are still pressing, there are unresolved concerns about employee benefits and compensation and there is also a certain amount of healing that has to occur following the departure of the last city manager. In all of those areas I believe my open communication style, which engenders trust, will benefit the City greatly. Those issues cant be fixed with technical expertise, but rather it will require someone adept at understanding adaptive problems. City spokeswoman Raelin Storey said the City looks forward to his start date. The City is very much looking forward to the arrival of Mr. Hewett, she said. There was a lot of enthusiasm for his presentation and his approach. There is an air of hopefulness. MUNICIPAL NEWSHollywood selects new city manager www.MercuryAutoTransport.com 954-687-0099 Need to Ship Your Vehicle Anywhere in the Country? Call the most reputable name in Auto TransportFrom beginning to end my experience was exceptional. Mercury Transport was professional and helpful taking the time to communicate clearly the process & cost involved with shipping my vehicle. I would highly recommend Mercury Auto Transport to anyone needing a similar service. Tonya G. Hollywood, FL Doug Hewett 12 FEBRUARY 2012

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By Caron Conway Downtown Hollywood is for art lovers. The ongoing effort to realize the historic district's full potential as a visual arts hub is gaining momentum with artists, local businesses and visitors alike through new art gallery offerings and weekly outdoor mural painting events designed to beautify and unite the community through the arts. Two new galleries D'Art Vine Gallery and Multiversal/smART Studios now call Downtown Hollywood home, while a third Comfort Zone Studio & Spa recently relocated to a larger downtown site. In addition, the smART street art movement, which launched in midDecember, is drawing accomplished artists and art enthusiasts to the Downtown District every Tuesday evening, along with special events like the monthly ArtWalk. When Comfort Zone Studio & Spa co-owner Kevin Stawieray wanted to expand his business, he didn't have to look any further than the downtown neighborhood he first chose in 2004. "Hollywood is in the middle of Fort Lauderdale and Miami, but it can be more laid back and it doesn't have to try as hard," said Stawieray, a graphic designer and painter who relocated Comfort Zone Studio & Spa from Harrison Street to 2001 Van Buren St. in December. Stawieray said Downtown Hollywood has served his business which includes a full-service day spa and an art gallery featuring tranquilitytheme paintings and sculptures very well through the years. "We didn't want to leave Hollywood. We really like the location," said Stawieray, one of the driving forces behind Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk. D'Art Vine Gallery owners Diana and Carlos Rodriguez recognized Downtown Hollywood's appeal as an art district in choosing the 2000 Harrison St. location for their new business, which opened in mid-September and features the siblings' paintings and photography, as well as onsite custom framing. "We have always liked the downtown area of Hollywood, and it's a very special location for art, too," Carlos Rodriguez said. "We believe in the improvements that have taken place in the past few years and all the efforts of not only the City but the downtown business owners to make it more artistic and lively." Downtown Hollywood's evolution as an arts and entertainment district also is being propelled forward by the new smART street art movement, a nonprofit, volunteer collaboration between local businesspeople and South Florida artists Arts and entertainment district generating renewed interest among galleries, artists and art loversDowntown Hollywoods visual arts appeal expands DOWNTOWN NEWS DOWNTOWN NEWS Hand drummers and percussionists of all ages and skill levels will gather together in Downtown Hollywood on Feb. 7 for the Full Moon Drum Circle, a monthly community event that has been growing in popularity since it was introduced at the ArtsPark at Young Circle last October. The guided drum circle, which is presented by Resurrection Drums from 7 to 9 p.m., is open to the public at no charge. The last full moon celebration in January attracted more than 150 drummers and spectators, according to Jeffrey Lee, owner of Hollywood-based Resurrection Drums and the events emcee. People absolutely love it, he said. Its a fun thing and the kids have a good time. The main objective of a drum circle is to share rhythm among a united group of participants who express it in a collective voice. In a guided drum circle, a facilitator leads the group and maintains the focus on the rhythms. Facilitating the Full Moon Drum Circle are Evan Kline, a professional drummer and hand drum instructor, and Adrian Jones, a music teacher at Hollywood Academy of Arts & Science Charter School. Rhythms are a universal language, shared by people of all cultures throughout history, and drumming has always been at the center of celebrations and rituals that include births, deaths, weddings, war and peace. The drum circle is really about people getting back to their roots, Lee said. Drumming was one of the first actions man took to communicate. Its the mother of all tongues. But it wasnt until about 10 years ago that hand drumming started attaining popularity among modern-day Americans, Lee added. We realized that drumming is really cool, and its a great stress reliever, he said. And with the Full Moon Drum Circle, weve opened up drumming to anybody who can walk and talk and just show up with their drum. The next Full Moon Drum Circle will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 7 in the ArtsPark at Young Circle located at Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1. Anyone interested in participating is welcome to bring a hand drum or percussion instrument and meet in the Palm Court area on the west side of the park. To learn more about the Full Moon Drum Circle, call Resurrection Drums at 954-926-0204. Other upcoming dates include March 8, April 6 and May 6. For more information on Downtown Hollywood businesses or events, call 954924-2980 or visit www.hollywoodcra.org. As of Dec. 1, there is no charge for on-street downtown parking between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Free parking is available in three-hour increments between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Downtown Hollywood Full Moon Drum Circle set for Feb. 7Monthly event unites all ages and abilities in a rhythmic celebrationEvan Kline BY CARON CONWAY | Lead Correspondent CONT. ON PAGE 15PHOTO: ROBERT STOLPE HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM13

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Diane and Irving Panciera received the prestigious Hammerstein Award at Hollywood Historical Societys Annual Meeting and Luncheon. The Hollywood Historical Society Annual Meeting and Luncheon was held Jan. 15 at Hollywood Beach Golf and Country Club, 1600 Johnson St. The event honored Diane and Irving Panciera and Jean Disher. It is an annual event of the Hollywood Historical Society and is a fundraiser for historic preservation in the Greater City of Hollywood. Several members of The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, local government and city officials, as well as business owners from the 1960s to 2012, attended the event. Panciera Properties, home of Landmark Funeral Home, has been serving the South Florida community since they established their location in 1962 in what was then known as Military Academy Circle known today by residents as Hollywoods Presidential Circle. Family owned and operated for four generations, Panciera continues to thrive in its historic location as a premiere hub of community activities and special events in the South Florida area. Panciera Properties, home of Landmark Funeral Home, invites you to celebrate their 50th anniversary with them for an open house. The event is scheduled to take place at Landmark Funeral Home on March 8 at 5 p.m. Landmark Funeral Home is located at 4200 Hollywood Boulevard. For more information, call 954-989-8220. HOLLYWOOD STARSDiane and Irving Panciera Honored for 50 Years in Hollywood The Panciera Rieth Family, Diane and Irving Panciera, Founders, Panciera Properties, and Daughter Valerie Panciera Rieth with her husband, Kevin Rieth, Landmark Funeral Home. Hollywood City Commissioner Patty Asseff and Former Hollywood City Commissioner Cathy Anderson with Diane and Irving Panciera. Presentation of Hammerstien Award to Diane and Irving Panciera by Former President, HHS Mary Beth Busutil. Left to right Irving Panciera, Mary Beth Busutil, Diane Panciera and Francesca Panciera Rieth. 14 FEBRUARY 2012

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WINNER BEST IRISH PUBTRY OUR 2012 MENU ITEMS! who transform drab building facades into eye-catching works of art. More than 50 artists have participated in the downtown movement so far, between displays inside local businesses and the exterior mural art that is created every Tuesday evening. Most of the artists got involved in the grassroots campaign though artist and arts supporter Cassie "Kazilla" Williams, curator of Multiversal/smART Studios, which opened in January in the Harrison Court complex at 2028 Harrison St. "Our mission is to redevelop the community through the arts," said Williams, who envisions a downtown "city gallery" filled with wall and window art. Other community organizations and local schools also are getting involved in the creative process, which Williams called a great platform for her artists, who in turn stimulate a great deal of interest in Downtown Hollywood. SmART organizers said the increased traffic benefits local businesses and, ultimately, the arts and entertainment district as a whole. For more information on Downtown Hollywood businesses or events, call 954924-2980 or visit www.hollywoodcra.org. There is no charge for on-street downtown parking between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Free parking is available in threehour increments between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CONT. FROM PAGE 13 HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM15

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DENTAL EXAM ** DENTAL CLEANING Dr. Marc Frankel has been serving the Hallandale Beach area for over 25 years! You will nd a professional and friendly sta waiting for you! Come Visit Us! Get a Sizzling Smile! $89 DENTAL EXAM** $ 89**If patient is not deemed a candidate due to periodontal disease or any other complication, we reserve the right to deny this promotion. www.DrFrankelDDS.com | drfrankeldds@aol.com TEETH WHITENING (BLEACHING)** $ 225**If patient is not deemed a candidate due to periodontal disease or any other complication, we reserve the right to deny this promotion. Dr. Marc Frankel D.D.S (954)454-4949 2100 East Hallandale Beach Blvd. Suite-305 | Hallandale Beach With a patio overlooking the ocean and the Broadwalk, the Hollywood Organic Brewery and Restaurant is now serving freshly brewed beer on Hollywood beach. Equipped with a specialized brewing system, the quality is evident in the flavor. The brew masters automate each creation through an advanced computer system, testing the results personally. Co-owner Sergy Novov attributes the clean, smooth, full-bodied flavors to the style of brewing, as well as the organic ingredients. The brewing system allows for temperature control within every pipe, and it is not a filtration process like most U.S. breweries. The bar can serve four styles of tap beer at a time, but they rotate flavors. Jack, our knowledgeable server, described the assortment of tastings. The rice ale tastes clean and crisp. The pilsner is brewed in a Stella-fashion, with a clean finish. The wheat beer, a personal favorite, had a smooth finish and a pineapple color, Jack said. Hollywood Organic Brewery and Restaurant now has a full liquor license, which means they can serve Novovs infusions of liquor and spices in multiple flavors. Novov assures that quality food can be expected. Sausages are homemade and they have a smoker for beef, pork and chicken. They are currently open from noon until midnight daily. For more information visit their website at www. hollywoodorganicbrewery.com. BY MIRIAM CRONKHITE | Managing Editor miriam@hollywoodgazette.comLOCAL BUSINESS PROFILE Ande Nicoletti and Ben Sandomir visit the brewery on the Broadwalk from New York.Organic brewery opens on the Broadwalk HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM17

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$10.00 OFFany service with this ad $10.00 OFFany service with this ad $10.00 OFFany service with this ad $10.00 OFFany service with this ad $1500 rebates are still being issued toward the purchase of a new Energy Star system through Dec. 31 or until the money runs out. To get the rebate, you'll also have to have your home's duct systems tested and show that outside leaks are less than 15 percent. you qualify for this rebate. E.H. Whitson. The name Hollywood homeowners trust.We have been serving residences and businesses since 1936. We have maintained an excellent reputation for quality work and superior customer service. Synergize Home of CrossFit 954 1200 N. Federal Hwy, Hollywood FL954-924-4465www.CrossFit954.com What IS All the Hype About CrossFit? Come See For Yourself on Sat, Feb. 11th at The Synergize Home of CrossFit 954 Open House Plus....One Day Only 'Open House' Discounts on our KickStart program!Come early, come late. Either way, we'd love to see you and show you what Synergize 20 FEBRUARY 2012

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Hollywoods unique one-stop boutique for all your pets needs! We Carry Natural Balance, Taste of the Wild, Canidae & Halo Food Products Every Monday & Thursday15% off Baths! After Chrismas SALE on ALL PRODUCTS !! BIG!! Lonna and Lisa: 6329 FLAGLER ST., HOLLYWOOD 3/1 WITH LARGE BACK YARD SCREENED-IN PORCH, JACUZZI ASKING $74,000 FOR SALEYOUR NEIGHBORHOOD EXPERTSLisa Kennedy 954-815-4024 lisa.eliterealtor@gmail.com Lonna Spitaleri 954-921-2800 lonnasells@aol.com FOR SALE2010 TAYLOR ST., HOLLYWOOD 2/2 CONDO WALK TO DOWNTOWN ASKING $105,000 2/1 SINGLE FAMILY $194,900 2/2 CONDO CALL LISA FOR INFO FOR SALE FOR RENT3501 S OCEAN DR., #3308 BEST LINE, PANORAMIC OCEAN VIEW, FULLY FURNISHED, $7,000./MO.WE HAVE BUYERS! Call Lisa and Lonna Today FOR A FREE MARKET ANALYSIS SELLERS WE DO ALL THE WORK FOR YOU! CALL US TODAY! HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM21

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Wed, Feb 8, 2012 11 a.m. 1 p.m.Fred Hunters Community Center Presented by:Betty Rosse Special presentation: IsIntimacy the Answer?Kate GeMeiner, Please RSVP Save the Date! 3/7/2012 Lunch & Learn Managing AngerThe Loneliness SolutionLunch & Learn Barry University opens new campus in Hollywood Barry University President Sister Linda Bevilacqua, OP. PhD. (left center) and Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober (right center) cut the ribbon, marking the opening of a new off-campus site in Hollywood housing two graduate College of Health programs: Anesthesiology and Biomedical Sciences. BUSINESS BRIEF HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM23

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LOVE Youre our one and only love. No one could ask for a betterValentine! Love you Forever, Jett & Peter Mackison Steve, Happy Valentines Day from your three favorite girls! We love you! Love, Judy, Gianna, and Lucia Dear F and L Thanks for being here Love ya both Anna my love, The thought of you warms my soul! My Dear Christian, Ben and Zule, You are Gods greatest gifts to me, and you have truly made my life complete. I love you!!! Love, Jening. Its always a great day when I can go to ArtsPark at Young Circle and watch my kids having fun. Thank you, Hollywood! Debbie Wasserman Schultz Dear Hollywood Gazette Advertisers and Readers We love you! 24 FEBRUARY 2012

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Dear Michael and Jack Gallagher Mom Loves you so much! You are the Best Sons! Iris, Nothing can contain the amount of love I feel for you...for it continues to grow each day you are in my life. Your Husband, Tom We love you with all our heart & more! Love Dede & DedThomas, Penelope & Jordan Happy Valentines Day Betty Loves Greg NOTES Happy Valentines Day Ricardo, Love of my life of 20 years. I thank God for you. Our marriage is a beautiful walk on the beach. Happy Valentines Day Mr. Awesome!Daryl-DustyI Love You... Jus Sayin#eUSA Valentines Day has always been my favorite holiday but I didnt really know the meaning until I was blessed with my precious family! I love you! Erin xoxo HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM25

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CHAMBER NEWS Leadership Hollywood Experiences Education and Arts DayRobert W. Runcie, superintendent of Broward County Schools, addresses members of the Leadership Hollywood class at Beachside Montessori Village in Hollywood. Members of the class ham it up on stage at the brand new amphitheater in ArtsPark at Young Circle. Breakfast sponsor Vic Leibofsky of Fifth Third Bank (right) with Mayor Peter Bober at the breakfast. Table sponsor and 2012 Expo Alfresco sponsor Russell Mackie of Waste Pro (left to right) with Greater Hollywood Chamber CEO/ Executive Director Anne Hotte and Louis Granteed, assistant chief of the Hollywood Police Department. Members of Leadership Hollywood work on an exercise designed to teach them how poverty affects public school education. The Leadership class gets comfortable at Beachside Montessori Village. Scenes From Our Recent Breakfast Meeting New members are welcomed at the January breakfast meeting. The chambers January breakfast meeting had record-breaking attendance, with more than 200 early risers showing up to hear Mayor Peter Bober speak. Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober delivers his annual State of the City Address at the chamber breakfast.On Jan. 11, members of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerces 36th Leadership Hollywood class had the opportunity to participate in Education and Arts Day. The day began at Beachside Montessori Village with addresses from Broward County Superintendent of Schools Robert Runcie, South Area Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joel Herbst and South Area Director Dr. Valerie Wanza. After a tour of that facility, the class visited Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts (where they got a chance to see a sneak preview on opening day of the Jersey Boys!), the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood and the ArtsPark and Amphitheatre at Young Circle. Mr. Expo Al Fresco (aka Joe Risoli) announces the upcoming 2012 Hollywood Food, Wine and Tradeshow Extravaganza (Expo Alfresco!) scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 at ArtsPark at Young Circle. 26 FEBRUARY 2012

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CHAMBER NEWS FRIDAY, FEB.10 Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast7 to 9 a.m. Location: Orangebrook Country Club; 400 Entrada Drive, Hollywood Guest Speaker: Bertha Henry, Broward County Administrator Topic: Broward County Update Sponsor: Choice Environmental $12 members/$20 future membersTUESDAY, FEB.28Business After Hours5 to 7 p.m. GGs on the Water 606 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood In conjunction with the Quebec-Florida Chamber of Commerce $7 members/$12 future membersFRIDAY, MARCH 2Gala and Installation Dinner6:30 p.m. Cocktails/7:30 p.m. Dinner Hollywood Beach Marriott 2501 Ocean Drive, HollywoodREGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS! Call the Chamber at 954-923-4000 to register for all your Chamber events or visit www.hollywoodchamber.orgFor information about joining the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, call 954-923-4000. Meet Hollywoods 2011 Business Woman of the Year: Susan RenneisenThe Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Susan Renneisen, director of Special Events at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, was named Hollywoods 2011 Woman of the Year. Renneisen received her award from Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at a luncheon held at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club on Friday, Jan. 6. In her capacity at the Hard Rock, Renneisen is responsible for creating, producing and overseeing the South Florida landmark entertainment destinations award-winning and extravagant celebrations. Her position additionally includes responsibility for all sponsorships, community-related events, outdoor festivals and the over-the top red carpet productions the Hard Rock has become famous for producing. Renneisen has been with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino since its inception, serves on its executive committee and also assists in the production of week-long opening ceremonies and events for that resort and other Seminole properties. In addition, she has created hundreds of one-of-a-kind signature events for a myriad of South Florida organizations. She brings a wealth of passion, talent, charisma and experience to the many organizations to which she has professionally and personally dedicated herself to. She sits on the Executive Committee of the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and is an active board member of The Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation, The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood and The Ann Storck Center, to name a few. In addition to being named an Honoree of the 2010 Style & Substance by the Symphony of the Americas, she has been honored as the 2008 Womens Way Volunteer of the Year and has received the 2010 Winterfest Captains Award for Outstanding Service. She was named one of the 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County for 2010 by The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County. Other professional highlights include winning The Florida Commission of Tourisms Flagler Award in both 2009 and 2010 for Best Special Event and being named Biz Bash Magazines 2010 Event Planner of the Year. Prior to moving to South Florida, Renneisen established a solid reputation as an admired and innovative event planner, caterer and decorator while working with several prominent casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City. Her background includes public relations and marketing, catering, convention services, special events and promotions. Renneisen resides in Davie with her husband Tony Mason, a professional yacht captain. 211 Broward or First Call for Help is a 24-hour helpline for all Broward County residents who need health and human services. Laurie Sallarulo 954-390-0493 Awnings of Hollywood is a family owned business that has brought the finest awnings to our customers for three generations. We are large enough to handle any awning job, yet small enough to offer the individual attention and service that you should expect from a top rated company. Martina Robinson 954.963.7717 Broward Regional Health Planning Council delivers health and human service innovations at the national, state and local level through planning, direct services, evaluation and organizational capacity building. Michael De Lucca 954.561.9681 Cahoots is a quarterly newspaper featuring original humor and local news. Jeff Hanson 954.830.1013 The law firm of Cove & Associates, P.A. practices business and corporate law, business and civil litigation, and trade regulation and licensing. Andrew Cove 954.921.1121 Cruise Planners has a tremendous reputation for quality, service, and very competitive pricing for ALL of your travel needs. Cindy Goldberg 954.903.0004 Florida Good Faith Investors is a transportation company that provides care transportation to everyone; those with wheelchairs and stretchers are welcome. Davah Germain 754.204.4200 Hollywoof Pet Grooming & Boutique provides full service grooming and pet supplies. Jayne Terrault 754.400.9691 Ivy League Wellness Rosario Tavarez 786.942.2996 New Jerusalem First Baptist Church The Church Unusual is a Christian and community oriented church dedicated to the preservation of every single souls right to live full and free. Michael Anderson 954.922.6098 RCT Industries provides Property management, construction, restoration and renovation services with an in house full service general contractor. Jeff Stephens 954.983-4165 Sparez Bowling Alley At Sparez they create fun every day. Join them for bowling, billiards, arcade games and more. John Gullion 954.434.9663 Wintter & Associates is a law firm focusing its practice on estate planning and probate, trust, guardianship, and estate administration and litigation. Christopher Wintter 954.920.7014Susan Renneisen receives her award as fellow nominees look on. Woman of the Year luncheon guests included (left to right) Emily Zecchino, Holiday Foods and 2001 award winner; Valerie Panciera, Landmark Funeral Home; Stephen Sarsfield, South Florida Multimedia; Trisha Price, Rumblesmith and 2011 nominee for the 2011 Business Woman of the Year; Frenchy Roy, Your Permit Solution; and Darren Kiley, Medallion Paint Center. Luncheon keynote speaker Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (left) with 2012 chamber president Diana Pittarelli of First Colonial Realty. Susan Renneisen, Hollywoods 2011 Woman of the Year, thanks luncheon attendees for her award. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UPCOMING EVENTSWELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM27

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at one place in Hollywood! For leasing information call FIRM Realty licensed real estate broker 954-926-2510 or email Robin@FIRMRealty.com$ $ Limit one coupon per customer. No valid with other offers. Restrictions apply. Valid at above-listed location only. The UPS Store centers are independently owned and operated. Mail Boxes Etc. Inc.2 3 OFF SHIPPINGWhen you ship 2 packagesOFF SHIPPINGWhen you ship 3 packages 3 MONTHS FREE for all yearly mailbox rentals. Private & Business Mailbox Rentals now Available with a Real Street Address New customers only. Sheridan Street Found from Website PDF (Recreate PMS) Hunan Wok Hiro Maru SUSHIHOLLYWOOD CollectiblesAND FRAME SHOPShop N SaveDr. Justine ChenOPTOMETRISTSheridan DRY CLEANERS Dr. Richard Topolski O.F. Jewelers Bagels & More Emerald Hills Animal Hospital Number One Nails South Broward Tag Agency Skylake Insurance HOMECARE AMERICA Everything you needFor leasing information call FIRM Realty, licensed real estate broker 954-926-2510 or email Robin@FIRMRealty.com Space for Lease Available!CARE PHARMACYEZ N. Park Rd. A Nose for Clothes (954) 963-0030 AT&T (954) 894-2926Crown Wine & Spirits (954) 987-9463Hollywood Collectibles (954) 986-0707Homecare America (954) 962-1433O.F. Jewelers (954) 965-0200Shop-N-Save Available for Lease Retail Personal ServicesBeltone (954) 963-1934 Coldwell Banker (954) 963-1600Cool Cuts 4 Kids (954) 983-5437Dr. Justine Chen Optometrist (954) 962-6627Dr. Richard Topolski (954) 963-6668Emerald Hills Animal Hospital (954) 983-2300EZ Care Pharmacy (954) 981-0614First Service Realty (954) 963-4808Kumon Math & Reading (954) 963-2774 Number One Nails (954) 989-3092Quest Diagnostics (954) 281-3500S. Broward Tag Agency (954) 889-0265Sheridan Dry Cleaners (954)964-8824Skylake Insurance (954) 965-6233The UPS Store (954) 963-2222Valley Bank (954) 962-2265Xanadu (954) 983-0100 Available for Lease Bagels & More (954) 981-0656 DLites Ice Cream (954) 961-7007Grande Pizza (954) 446-0100Hiro Maru Sushi (954)987-1388 Hunan Wok (954) 241-0054Levys Kosher (954) 983-2825Shenanigans (954)981-9702Starbucks (954) 894-3863The Market Place (954) 963-3880Tijuana Flats (954) 987-5509Yogurtland (954) 987-3412 Available for Lease Dining 28 FEBRUARY 2012

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at one place in Hollywood! For leasing information call FIRM Realty licensed real estate broker 954-926-2510 or email Robin@FIRMRealty.com $ $ Limit one coupon per customer. No valid with other offers. Restrictions apply. Valid at above-listed location only. The UPS Store centers are independently owned and operated. Mail Boxes Etc. Inc.2 3 OFF SHIPPINGWhen you ship 2 packagesOFF SHIPPINGWhen you ship 3 packages3 MONTHS FREE for all yearly mailbox rentals. Private & Business Mailbox Rentals now Available with a Real Street Address New customers only. Sheridan Street Found from Website PDF (Recreate PMS) Hunan Wok Hiro Maru SUSHIHOLLYWOOD CollectiblesAND FRAME SHOPShop N SaveDr. Justine ChenOPTOMETRISTSheridan DRY CLEANERS Dr. Richard Topolski O.F. JewelersBagels & More Emerald Hills Animal Hospital Number One NailsSouth Broward Tag AgencySkylake InsuranceHOMECARE AMERICA Everything you needFor leasing information call FIRM Realty, licensed real estate broker 954-926-2510 or email Robin@FIRMRealty.com Space for Lease Available! CARE PHARMACYEZ N. Park Rd. A Nose for Clothes (954) 963-0030 AT&T (954) 894-2926Crown Wine & Spirits (954) 987-9463Hollywood Collectibles (954) 986-0707Homecare America (954) 962-1433O.F. Jewelers (954) 965-0200Shop-N-Save Available for Lease Retail Personal ServicesBeltone (954) 963-1934 Coldwell Banker (954) 963-1600Cool Cuts 4 Kids (954) 983-5437Dr. Justine Chen Optometrist (954) 962-6627Dr. Richard Topolski (954) 963-6668Emerald Hills Animal Hospital (954) 983-2300EZ Care Pharmacy (954) 981-0614First Service Realty (954) 963-4808Kumon Math & Reading (954) 963-2774 Number One Nails (954) 989-3092Quest Diagnostics (954) 281-3500S. Broward Tag Agency (954) 889-0265Sheridan Dry Cleaners (954)964-8824Skylake Insurance (954) 965-6233The UPS Store (954) 963-2222Valley Bank (954) 962-2265Xanadu (954) 983-0100 Available for Lease Bagels & More (954) 981-0656 DLites Ice Cream (954) 961-7007Grande Pizza (954) 446-0100Hiro Maru Sushi (954)987-1388 Hunan Wok (954) 241-0054Levys Kosher (954) 983-2825Shenanigans (954)981-9702Starbucks (954) 894-3863The Market Place (954) 963-3880Tijuana Flats (954) 987-5509Yogurtland (954) 987-3412 Available for Lease Dining HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM29

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Last year Caroline Silver, age 64, decided to take control of her life. She decided that she would trade in hours of channel surfing for hours of fitness training to achieve the healthy lifestyle she knew she needed and deserved. Now at 65, Silver has received recognition for her weight-loss accomplishments by becoming the Client of the Year at Synergize, Home of CrossFit 954. Each year, the fitness center holds a Shape Up Hollywood contest that encourages residents to transform their lives by becoming both physically and emotionally healthy. Participants follow exercise regiments, develop healthy eating patterns and track their results throughout the duration of the contest. Ten participants were nominated for the Client of the Year, and after weeks of voting, Silver earned the title. When she enrolled in the Shape Up Hollywood contest in January 2011, Silver weighed 163.8 pounds and had a body fat of 45.8 percent. According to her testimonial for the contest, hearing those numbers gave her the wake-up call she needed to take action. The part of it that really annoyed me though was the real age number because everyone always tells me I dont look my age, Silver said, and here was a machine showing me that I was six years older than my actual age. And then came the fitness assessment test. All I can say is that I could barely hobble around the parking lot to do my one long lap, or do the pushups, or do the burpees, and my performance in all the other assessment exercises was just as dismal. But after 315 days and 138 workouts, Silver found herself in an entirely different situation. By Nov. 27, she lost 36.2 pounds, dropped down to 24 percent body fat, lowered her real age number to 56 and sank three dress sizes. In addition, she can now run six long laps, do burpees and pushups, and deadlift 75 pounds. For someone who said her weight had always fluctuated 30 to 40 pounds despite her best efforts to diet and exercise, she had finally found the key to success. Synergize, Home of CrossFit 954 is a different kind of gym, where no one is prancing about in fashion workout clothes or flexing muscles to see who they can pick up egos are checked at the door, she said. Friendships are formed between CrossFit members because we all share a common goal: to get fit and healthy through high-intensity exercise and healthy eating. Silver said she has achieved a complete transformation. Essentially, my body has changed but what is also important is how Ive changed mentally, physically, psychologically and physiologically, she said. I am no longer depressed. In fact, I am happy and smiling most of the time (a new phenomenon for me) and walk with a spring in my step. I feel excited about life and have boundless energy. Her results are the ultimate success for any trainer. I am so thankful and privileged to be able to do what I do for a living, said Synergize owner and fitness trainer Shondelle Solomon-Miles, who helped Silver achieve her weight-loss goals. There is no better feeling than watching my clients totally transform their bodies, and often times, their lives, via the vehicle of health and fitness. In addition to Client of the Year, Synergize also recognized a Coachs HEALTH NEWSHOLLYWOOD GAZETTE STAFF PICK OF THE MONTH: Synergize honors client of the yearBY BRETT DALY | Editor brett@hollywoodgazette.com Caroline Silver with Shondelle Solomon-Miles Caroline before and after. CONT. ON PAGE 29 Ta A1 Ta x Bureau 954-234-4567Call for free consultation Patron Azteca on Sheridan Street Greeted with a warm smile, Patron Azteca is a customer-service orientated restaurant, serving authentic Mexican dishes. From the sizzling fajitas to the tantalizing enchiladas, their dishes aim to please those who crave real Mexican cuisine. Staff favorites include the delicious Azteca diablo shrimp and tequila chowder and the incredible black bean soup. Skinny margaritas were made upon request and the staff is very accommodating. Happy hour, in the cantina/bar area only, features two-for-one draft beers, bottled beers, margaritas and well drinks. Hours for happy hour are 3-6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and all day Sunday. On El Taco Tuesday, guests in the cantina can enjoy all-you-can-eat tacos from 4-9p.m., with a beverage purchase. For hours and coupons, such as 25% off the food bill, visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ PatronAzteca. Patron Azteca is located at 5181 Sheridan Street. For more information, call 954-967-0720. -M.C. 30 FEBRUARY 2012

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Offered at $134,000.henryteam@bellsouth.net Call the Multimillion Dollar ProducersJoan Henry954-849-4936Robert Henry954-260-7531Ray & Lucy Miccio The Preferred Team!954.270.2163 Direct micciol@comcast.net www.floridamoves.com/hollywood 3319 Sheridan Street| Hollywood, FL 33021 PRISTINE 3 BEDROOM WITH GARAGE IN HOLLYWOOD LAKESSHERIDAN BY THE BEACHBernard Shapiro954-830-3275 www.bernardshapiro.com Call us today for all your real estate needs! JUST LISTED3 bed 2 1/2 bath home in gated Greens of Emerald Hills.2 car gargage. Large pool.Wood burning replace. Home shows great!This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. Purchase this property for as little as 3%down!This property is approved for Homepath Financing & HomePath Renovation Mortgage Financing. Close by October 31,2011 & receive up to 3.5%of the nal sales price to be used for closing cost assistance!Eligibility restrictions apply.Tenant currently occupies the property. 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Offered at $289,900.Linda Rose/ Elaine Hedleston Team Linda cell: 954-559-1680 Elaine cell: 954-629-9105 www.Floridamoves.com/linda.rose, www.Floridamoves.com/elaine.hedleston RENAISSANCE ON THE OCEANFABULOUS SOUTHEAST CORNER/DIRECT OCEAN 3 Br/3ba +den. Glorious views, excellent condition. Offered at $795,000. EXQUISITE 2 STORY PENTHOUSE HOME 3300 sf. two master suites, huge kitchen, multi balconies. panoramic Intracoastal, park and city light views. Offered at $910,000. Whether buying or selling HOMES or CONDOS please call us for a consultation.BEAUTIFUL GOLF VIEWS EMERALD GREEN VILLAS AT EMERALD HILLS COUNTRY CLUB Over 100 years of Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together $10 Fish N Chips SpecialAll Day Fridays Offered at $279,900