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The green iguana has evolved in recent years from a popular exotic pet to a commonplace pest that runs wild across Broward County, destroying the local landscaping and depositing their droppings on lawns, docks, patios and pool decks. The iguanas reproductive prowess one male can court several females who can each produce up to 50 eggs per clutch and the general lack of natural predators have resulted in a dramatic spike in the feral iguana population. But the blame for this iguana invasion ultimately lies not with nature, but with man. Native to Central and South America, the green iguana arrived in South Florida in 1966, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Through the years, the iguanas calm disposition, bright colors and exotic appeal have made it a popular pet, with more than three-quarters of a million lizards imported into the United States annually. Hatchling green iguanas measuring only 7 or 8 inches are sold in pet stores all over the country for about $10. Unfortunately, most pet buyers fascination with iguanas far exceeds their understanding of how to care for these exotic animals, which can live up to 20 years in captivity. Far from lowmaintenance, the fastgrowing iguanas need for space as well as special lighting and heat presents challenges to amateur hobbyists who lack the knowledge or resources to properly care for their pet and end up releasing them into the wild. In addition, handling and caring for iguanas require meticulous hygiene, as their droppings may harbor salmonella bacteria that can cause life-threatening illness in Chances are you know or are acquainted with someone who has either lost their home to foreclosure or is in foreclosure. If its the former, there is reason to smile, for the city of Hollywood is about to get a bit greenerno, make that a lot greener. With the passage of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act, residents who lost homes to foreclosure may now have a chance to be homeowners once again, courtesy of the 7.5 million dollars allocated to the city. And if you or someone you know is facing possible foreclosure, theres hope Hope Nowthe awardwinning outreach program that has prevented nearly 2.3 million foreclosures. According to Jeanette Smith, Interim Director of the Department of Housing & Community Redevelopment, the City of Hollywood has had more than its share of foreclosed homesthe third highest in the state. www.hollywoodgazette.com by Paul Pagano Municipal Correspondent .......... .. 6 ...... ... Find out what responsible Hollywood business owners have done to help the environment. Roughly 40% of Americans do not clean up after their dogs. Find out why they should. 7.5 million and outreach program provide hope for local homeowners Over one third of the nations electorate are expected to vote before the Nov. 4 election. The GreenIssue Iguanas gone wild!by Caron Conway Lead Correspondent From lien to green in 7.5 million dollars
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With everyone talking about how the U.S. economy is down the toilet, its no wonder Joe the Plumber has become the official spokesman for the middleclass. Hollywood has its own Joe the Plumber, and fortunately for him, bankers and lenders arent ready to flush all hope away. Its [economy] affecting me pretty hard between the gas prices, and cost of living. A lot of people have leaky faucets or a toilet that doesnt work. If they have another one in the house, they dont fix it, said Hollywood native and local plumber, Joseph Puccio, 44. How prevalent is this practice of neglect? Puccio, owner of Snake-Out Plumbing, said he can walk into the home of at least 30 or 40 residents who have minor things that need to be repaired, but the owners are not willing to spend the money to do so. I had a customer in the Lakes area that lives in a million dollar home. Her fixtures are expensive, so when her tub faucet broke, rather than spending $2000 for a replacement to match, she decided to use the shower instead, said Puccio. On the bright side, Puccio said he thinks the worst is almost over. I think its already gone to as bad as it can get, he said. Patrick Mason, president of Hollywood-based Sun Credit Union, said he thinks the media incited panic that actually worsened the economic picture, and he maintains his trust in the American system. I have a lot of faith in the American public. With their stick-to-itiveness, theyre going to recover quickly, and will continue to be consumers of the world. The world has ridden on our shoulders and it will continue, said Mason. And, he said, local institutions still have money to loan to those who need it. I was at a meeting with other banking institutions at another municipality, and we all agreed that theres still money to be lent, said Mason. One example, said Mason, is that the Community Reinvestment Act requires banks to make a certain number of loans available to those who would not otherwise be qualified. If you need a car loan, all sorts of loans are available, including mortgages. There is money to be lent. Our credit union isnt cash strapped. In fact, we are in a very good position to take in additional assets and loan this money out in a prudent manner, said Mason. But the 5,500 member Sun Credit isnt burying its head in the sand either. Aware that the city of Hollywood is talking of layoffs, the credit union is watching the situation closely, Mason said. We will work as closely as possible with any member that is in financial distress. And, the advantages of being in a credit union are lower loan rates and typically higher savings rates, said Mason. BB&T Bank Financial Center Leader Eugene Yim agrees with Masons views. If people are having problems, they should go to their financial institution for help, said Yim. BB&T is offering deferrals, which are similar to skip a pay, and modifications for second mortgages, which extend the life of the loan, for those who need it. And, BB&T is interested in helping small businesses too. We still do financing for small businesses in and around the area. If a company is doing badly, we can help so they dont have to lay off anyone, said Yim. Additionally, BB&T has not As an Entitlement City, she says, the figure of 7.5 million dollars was determined based on the number of homes foreclosed. And, while the exact details of this program will be announced in the coming weeks, Ms. Smith did go on to say that the city is currently looking to acquire and rehab foreclosed homes, with the express purpose of stabilizing neighborhoods. This means a second chance at homeownershipaffordable homeownershipfor literally thousands displaced due to sub prime and adjustable rate mortgages, job loss and other factors. Back to Hope Now-an alliance between counselors, servicers, investors and other mortgage market participants, whose mission is to maximize the preservation of homeownership while minimizing foreclosures. During the period from July 2007 to July 2008, the Homeownership Preservation Foundation fielded over 900,000 calls and counseled 300,000 homeowners. In the 2nd Quarter of this year, the Hotline has received over 198,00 calls and counseled nearly 69,000 borrowers. In Florida, 126,000 Florida homeowners avoided foreclosure. Of those, more than 89,000 Florida homeowners were granted repayment plans: 28,327 prime borrowers and 60,760 sub prime borrowers. These numbers underscore the resources available to all homeowners who are facing the financial and emotional devastation of home foreclosure. To see if you qualify, log onto HopeNow.Com or contact them toll-free at 1-888-995-HOPE. From Joe the Plumber to local banks: a look on bright side of economyremoved any of their credit products. This is because they have the necessary reserve unlike many larger banks, according to Yim. Yim added that he thinks South Florida was affected most quickly because housing had appreciated the fastest. The faster it grows, the faster it falls. But we will come back up. We have a great location, great weather, and a lot of the cities in Broward are growing. It may not be a quick process, but we will come back up, said Yim. President of First Southeast Mortgage Corp., Scott Roberts looks at the glass half full, or in plumbing terms: the pipes still flowing. In every market, theres a low and right now, we are at a point in the stock market and every investment market, including real estate to have the biggest opportunity in our generation to invest and look forward to the appreciation of those assets sometime in the future, said Roberts. Additionally, Roberts said no one knows what will happen when $750 billion are kicked into the system. But, Roberts surmised, the markets are extremely volatile because of all the uncertainty. However, as a true believer in capitalism, Roberts said he is reassured that with the U.S. lubricating the wheels of investment, the economy will improve. On a personal level, Roberts is living in a condominium at the Radius that he purchased on the first day of the sale several years ago. With the Radius auctioning off 40 units at discounted prices, Roberts has concerns, but he remains optimistic. These units were never foreclosed. They just never closed. I am going to live there for many years and just like a stock, real estate is not sold at a loss until you sell it. Im going to utilize it and live there. Personally, I think the units are going to get bid up anyway, Roberts said.by Laura Burdick-Sherman Senior Correspondent We are at a point in every investment market, including real estate to have the biggest opportunity in our generation to invest and look forward to the appreciation of those assets sometime in the future.Scott Roberts, President First Southeast Mortgage Corp.
6 As Thanksgiving draws near, we reminisce about happy and comfortable times with family and friends. So for the month of November, I selected the warmest, most festive restaurant I could think of: The Ark. And, considering the delicious spread of coveted entrees offered at this Captains Table, if we all look beyond the holiday season with the same positive attitude, our ships are bound to come in. I first visited this Hollywood adjacent buffet a few years ago when my daughter went to school nearby, and was pretty much blown away by the dcor, the warmth and of course, the food. No wonder. The almost Disneyland Animal Kingdom motif, complete with hatched huts and ceiling, wooden booths with jungle themed giraffe and tiger decorated walls, and plush cushions, is very impressive. However, what really got my attention was one single coveted entre for which I had been seeking: broasted chicken. Virtually nonexistent in South Florida, its a rare treat to behold. (Delaware Farms actually began making and selling it only after asking permission and details from Ark owner Jim Kleinrichert). I know about broasted chicken because as a Midwestern native, we learned how to cook Alabama-style Southern fried chicken minus the grease. Using a very expensive specialized deep fryer called a broaster, the chicken heats at such a high temperature that the skin is amazingly crisp with little grease, and the inside of the chicken is moist and flavorful. But the cozy Ark atmosphere and the broasted chicken are only a couple of interesting attractions this popular restaurant offers. Equally intriguing is the variety of 300 some odd personalized plaques featuring names of friends, businesses and families. Whats wonderful about these plaques is that the $100 proceeds per plaque goes to help children at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital, in memory of Ark owner Jim Kleinricherts young son James, who passed away at a young age from leukemia. With these plaques, and fundraising events and more, Kleinrichert has raised more than $5 million for the local hospital. Thats reason enough to give the place a whirl. With all this in mind, I brought my husband for a Friday evening dinner. Friday wasnt an arbitrary decision. I knew it was Rack of Lamb night, meaning lamb lovers like me are in for a cost-saving indulgence usually reserved for special occasions. As soon as we entered the warm, rustic interior, he checked out the welcoming bar on the left, the gargantuan lush spread in the center, and rushed to be seated. Again, not surprising. The evening salad bar is an awesome sight offering all the traditional salad bar fixings, complete with organic items, salad-green, yellow and orange, and complimented by an amazing mound of fresh black caviar. The gourmet addition comes at a weighty price, said Kleinrichert, but recognizing the sheer impressiveness of this delicacy has kept this attraction on the dinner menu, and its probably well spent. Another salad bar perk is the dressings are all fresh and made on the premises. (The horseradish, tartar, mustard sauce and cocktail sauces are also homemade, by the way). But once again, the salad bar is nothing compared to the rest of the offerings. I think its by far the best buffet in Broward County, said l5-year veteran waitperson Shelly Neifeld. There are a lot of reasons to agree. For instance, theres the expansive chilled seafood bar spilling over with oysters, raw muscles, Jonas stone crabs, snow crab, whole poached salmon, smoked whitefish and large peel and eat shrimp. Im not a crab lover, but Ive got to tell you the hot steamed, tender, fresh tasting cooked crab legs with warm drawn butter are reason alone to go to the buffet. The succulent peel and eat shrimp are another featured attraction, and its not unusual to see man, woman and child piling on heaping portions of seafood, and returning for more. I saw a father offer friendly fatherly advice as he hurriedly threw a triple layer of crab legs to his already overflowing plate, Honey, make sure you take more shrimp and crab legs. Good advice, of course, considering the cost of buying any of these items at a markets, but not necessary. The bins never seem to run out. Another unusual visual are the gooey garlic rolls and top-heavy multicolored ice-cream-like mounds of strawberry, garlic, maple walnut and plain mounds of butter made fresh daily. Although not baked there, the rolls are doctored up with garlic and cheese, and to be honest, I ate more than my fair share. Still, the endless portions of perfectly cooked entrees and amazing desserts probably are what really drive traffic to this festive eaterys success. For one, comfort food is offered fearlessly here, and warm dishes that thaw hearts and bodies of those living in below zero are king here. Were talking meatloaf, chicken croquettes (with cream gravy), fried fish, fried zucchini, candied yams, spaghetti and meat sauce, Buffalo wings, homemade chicken noodle soup and more. But The Ark isnt afraid to mix and match, and items like Turkey egg rolls and other variations on a theme show up on a daily basis. Perhaps even better, the carving station exceeds anyones standard. Two carved meats: prime rib and roast turkey are always there for the taking. A third meat is added nightly. The Friday night rack of lamb is understandably the most popular draw. Perfectly cooked, pink on the inside, and brown on the outside, the lamb was moist, tender and non-mutinous. The prime rib met the same qualifications: medium rare to well done but each slice was tender and juicy. Ditto on the ham. Lunch buffet, while minus the rack of lamb, and scaled down, offers broasted chicken, red meat options like huge beef ribs(tasty, not fatty, meaty), flavorful leg of lamb at the carving station along with the prime rib, ham, and turkey, all for the bargain price of $10.95. Dessert is no less of a thrill. Again, for a native Midwesterner, this place conjures up more memories than a snowplow of ice, and a lot better. Bread pudding, apple, peach, and cherry cobbler all warm and homemade, six varieties of ice cream, homemade rice pudding with raisons (delicious), flan, fresh-baked brownies, cakes, and more crowd the dessert station, with constant replenishing. They have an incredible hot vat of both hot fudge and hot caramel, both of which I actually labeled onto a dish and spooned solitarily into my mouth (loved every lick). But there are those who come just for the drinks, and that too makes sense. The outstretched heavily-trafficked and drink-loaded full bar offers just about any drink you can think of. I sampled the chocolate rimmed (yum!), Baileys, chocolate syrup, and vodka Ark Fudgy Martini $6 (Happy Hour price), and I was forever hooked. But, the Fudgy has a lot of liquid competition to entice a regular crowd. And, since discounted drinks come with plenty of warm appetizers to warm patrons, and Happy Hour runs from 11:30 am 7 pm, theres plenty of reason to be happy at the Arks bar. If I havent convinced you yet; Ive convinced myself with all the retelling. The fact is I dont think Ill be able to hold out til Thanksgiving is here. The question is: Why would I want to? Enough to eat at the Ark for 40 days and 40 nights Send your dining suggestions and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org The Ark 6255 Stirling Road Davie, Fl Phone: 954-584-3075 Lunch: 11:30 am 2:30 pm $10.99, children: $5.99 Dinner: M Th. $24.99, F S: $25.99, 10 and under: $12.99 Sunday Brunch 10:30 am 2 pm $17.99Monday kids 10 and under eat free ORIGINALITY FLAVOR SERVICE PORTION SIZE LOCATION WILL RETURN
We ask all members to turn off the TVs on our cardio machines when they are done, since we are a 24 hr. facil ity. We also recycle bottles and cans. Jennifer Del Borrello Anytime Fitness Our core practices include clean ing and laundering with exclusively green products, and our guests can also recycle on site. In addition to innumer able sustainable practices we provide free bicycles to all guests to encourage alternative transportation options. Also. all kids under 14 receive free Kermit take the green practices theyve learned at the Desoto Inns home with them. Steve Welsch The Desoto Oceanview and Ocean Spray Inns At ANSU Gallery I receive lots of art related letters, cards, catalogues and magazines, etc., as or using them they all go directly into the recycling bin, together with plastics, glass and scrap paper I have to use for my work. For packaging, when possible, I use re cycled cardboard boxes and wrapping paper, writing paper and envelopes. Susana M. Nocquet-Lopez, Owner ANSU Gallery Beach Watch Restaurant in Dania Beach on the Fishing Pier has streamlined its energy use by automatic controls of power. Sven Jutz, President Beach Watch We changed out most of the light bulbs in our shop to the energy saving ones. Our hot water heater is set on the lowest possible setting. We use timers on our A/C and usually put it on energy saving mode. Joe Parlato Clean Paws Pet Salon and Boutique We recycle waste and making our ments electronically. Howard Carter, III R. S. Davis Financial Broward County Waste and Recycling Services and Resource Recovery System Partner Cities recycling programs recycle approximately 862,000 tons of materials, or an average of 990 pounds per person per year. Our waste-to-energy plants are a source of renewable energy that turn household trash into green energy enough to power more than 75,000 homes and businesses in our community each day. Odette Reza-Brown, Public Education Manager Broward County Waste and Recycling Services At Tribeca, Furniture is from recycled, reclaimed wood from Brazil (for example, decorative bowls and platters are made from pressed banana leaves). Additionally, they the staff uses Eminence Organic Skin Care Products for treatments. Dr. Jason Shapiro M.D. Tribeca MedAesthetics Dovetail, An Aveda Concept Salon has participated in numerous Aveda Green Functions this and every year we have been in business. We are proud to announce that Aveda now uses 100% Wind Power to manufacture its products. Aveda recently opened an In and only 100% (privately owned) Green building in Florida. The building produces its own power from wind and solar, and its own water. In addition to our numer ous and standard sustainable efforts, we have participated in reclaiming bottle caps that are non recyclicable and forwarded them to Aveda who is using them for new bottles. All our products are contained in recycled plastic and or glass. We have also repackaged our makeup to provide 33% less package waste. And of course, all the chemicals used in our services are environmentally friendly. Aveda has been a Green Company for 30 years. Alan Weinberger Dovetail, An Aveda Concept Salon I have started a gardening blog and have lined up several people in Broward to write entries regarding gardening in our area. Our aim is to encourage people in our community to start planting vegetable gardens. Please visit our site at www.victorygarden101.com Joseph Cappelluzzo, President Echocare, Inc. The Westin Diplomat Resort has just begun an eight month refurbishment of much of its public spaces, backof-the-house areas and all 998 guestrooms. While planning the current refurbishment, green has been a constant point of reference, starting with material removal through replace ment. It has taken nearly 24 months of research, designing and scheduling to orchestrate the overall process. Over 1,150 mattress sets of varying sizes and 700 sleeper sofas are being donated organization dedicated to improving Haitis standard of living. Sharon Zamojski, architect/capital projects manager for The Westin DiplomatGoing green isnt easy, but these local businesses have gone above and beyond to do their part. What has your business done to go green this year? Preferred Automotive uses a waterbased, chemical free parts washer and brake cleaning machine which eliminates the use of harmful chemicals and aerosols. We also pay for proper disposal of batteries and tires, used oil, and used anti-freeze for recycling. Lois Weiss, VP Preferred Automotive We practice yoga on bamboo is sustainable and grows very quickly. Yoga One We are a certifying agent for the Coalition. Samuel Uccello President We have marble and ceramic tile in the construction of Mosaica
humans. It definitely takes a lot of work and a lot of dedication, said herpetology enthusiast Scott Fallick, who counts four large lizards and other reptiles among the more than two dozen critters that share his house and yard. When the cute baby lizards from the local pet shop reach lengths of 6 feet or more and weigh upwards of 20 pounds, some owners opt to let the giant creatures fend for themselves. Because the green iguana is not native to the United States, some naturalists fear that its introduction into the South Florida habitat could cause damage to the natural ecosystem. Closer to home, this invasive species is already a serious nuisance. Broward residents complaints about the fruit-, flowerand leaf-eating lizard range from decimation of ornamental vegetation to defecation in backyard swimming pools. Iguanas also dig nesting burrows that can undermine foundations, sidewalks and sea walls, according to the Green Iguana Society. The wild iguana population in Broward County, a mix of former pets and their offspring, has been estimated in the thousands. Although it is illegal in Florida to release pet iguanas or any nonnative species into the wild, enforcement is difficult. Last month, the Broward County Commission unanimously approved a resolution urging the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to help control South Floridas escalating green iguana population by classifying iguanas as reptiles of concern. This is about protecting plant life and communities that have complained about iguana overpopulations, said Broward County Mayor Lois Wexler. If green iguanas were to be designated as reptiles of concern, all Florida buyers would be required to obtain a $100 permit and implant a microchip to let authorities easily identify an abandoned pets owner. Its very frustrating to me that there are people who take these animals into their home and then their solution is to just let them go free and create problems for other individuals, said Commissioner Ilene Lieberman. Despite pressure from other Florida counties and municipalities and the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida (ARFF), the wildlife commission has been reluctant to add iguanas to the list of reptiles of concern, which include certain pythons, the green anaconda and the Nile monitor lizard. Those who support the designation say that making it harder and more expensive to obtain iguanas would cut down on the number of impulse purchases. But given the current iguana invasion in Broward County, the proposed measures may be a matter of too little, too late, according to some lizard-lovers. Its a step in the right direction, Fallick said. But with the amount of iguanas that are out there [in the wild] right now, its really an issue of the number of iguanas that are breeding out there. Fallick believes that controlling the iguana population should be as much a reactive solution as a proactive one. As a biology student at Broward College, Fallicks research on the feral iguana problem in Brevard County pointed to the need to curb the lizards growing numbers through humanely trapping and neutering the males, then releasing them back into the wild. Fallick hopes to generate community interest in establishing an iguana sterilization program for abandoned critters in Broward County. In the meantime, there are certain measures homeowners can take to keep their back yard iguana-free. Fallick suggests spreading mothballs around the perimeter of yards, which will repel reptiles (including snakes) without causing them or the environment any harm. Above all, never feed one of these scaly green visitors, or it will become a permanent resident of your back yard. If all else fails, professional critter trappers charge upwards of $25 to remove a feral iguana from private property. Under state anticruelty laws, only live traps and snares can be used. The Wildlife Care Center in Fort Lauderdale will not remove or receive nuisance iguanas. While some people find these colorful tropical lizards to be a beautiful addition to the South Florida landscape, the bottom line is that without enough predators to keep their populations in check, there is no balanced place in the ecosystem for these exotic reptiles, despite their easy adaptability to our subtropical environment. They dont belong here, Fallick said. Two weeks ago I went to see one of my favorite moti vational speakers and personal devel opment gurus-Les Brown. If you havent heard of him I encourage you to youtube his workHe Rocks! Anyway, Les, who never fails to give me goose bumps when he speaks, said one thing in par ticular that really resonated with me: He said, If you do whats hard, your life will be easy. If you do whats easy your life will be hard. WOW! What a simple, yet profoundly true statement, and it applies well to most peoples attitude toward their health and Making time to workout after a hard day of work is HARD. Waking up an hour early to take a walk or plan healthy meals for the day is HARD. Food journaling and eating every 3 hours is HARD. Endless reps of pushups, squats and lunges are HARD. Skipping dessert and the glass of wine at dinner is often HARD. But... in the long run, doing these things will make your life much easier Giving you more energy to spend quality time with your family and friends Enhancing your self esteem and Having to spend less money on buying bigger clothes Eliminating the toxic medica tions you take to control blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol Improving the your quality of life ...and the list goes on. The bottom line is this:, eating right, exercising regularly, and taking time for yourself IS sometimes HARD, but the the discomfort and challenges you feel in the moment. Do what is hard, and the rest will be easy.Shondelle Solomon-Miles is the owner of Synergize Training Studios in Hollywood, FL. She is also the author of The Ultimate Fat Loss Guide. Her web site is www.SynergizeWeightLoss.com Visit Synergize at their new 6000 sq. foot location at 1200 N. Federal Highway and receive two FREE semi-pri vate sessions. Going green art contest gives kids a chance to win new bikeART CONTEST FOR KIDS BRINGS AWARENESS TO GOING-GREEN The Going Green for the Holidays challenge runs through November 15, 2008. Children 12 years of age and younger are eligible to enter the contest. In light of working towards an eco-friendly understanding for both kids and adults, this art contest will bring continued awareness to the desperate needs of the earth and the environment. Participants can draw and/or paint using any materials they choose. If we dont teach our children to nurture the environment while they are young, it may be too late when they are adults says Caren Horvitz, Partner and Co-Founder of wee-words, the company hosting the contest. Their only requirements are that the drawing be holiday related, appeal to the Going Green theme, and that they are a local South Florida resident. Kids will have the opportunity to draw their interpretation of Going Green for the Holidays for a holiday card that will be showcased as the Featured Item on the internet at www.wee-words.com during the holiday season. Kids interested in entering the contest can access the contest registration form and all pertinent information for the contest at www.wee-words.com. The winner will also receive a brand new bicycle courtesy of Lees Locksmith and Bicycle Shop in Hollywood.
9 The fiscal year 2009 budget has been approved by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and Im proud to announce that the $3.6 billion total budget provides for a property tax rate that decreases 7% from the state-mandated rolledback rate. The rolledback rate is basically the property tax rate that generates the same amount of property taxes as the previous year. This was a particularly challenging task. Home values plunged and taxpayers sent a clear message that they wanted property tax cuts when they overwhelmingly passed Amendment 1 in February. Following the clear will of the people, the Commission worked throughout the year to fill an $87-million dollar gap in the budget. This follows precedent setting budget cuts of more than $90-million the year before. Budget cuts made for fiscal year 2009 will reduce the county tax portion of your bill by $96 if you have a homesteaded property and $90 on non-homesteaded properties. In order to meet the demands of Amendment 1, the Commission reduced the hours of some county libraries and closed most county parks on Tuesdays, the day when attendance at county parks is typically low. We also reduced or modified a number of bus routes that were underutilized. Agencies and departments within county government were drastically consolidated in order to cut administrative costs. I believe that when the economy suffers there is typically a greater need for human services, fortunately our social safety net has been maintained in order to provide services for those most in need. Its important to understand that about 62% of the general fund budget, or $795 million, comes from property taxes. Roughly half of that money finances the Broward Sheriffs Office, Supervisor of Elections and Property Appraisers Office. The remainder finances county services such as parks, libraries, public transportation and human services. While the County Commission is charged with collecting all property taxes from Broward County residents, we are only one of more than 80 entities in the county with the authority to impose a tax on your property. If you take a close look at your tax bill, you will see that your property is taxed by a number of other entities, including the municipalities, the Broward County School Board, hospital districts, water districts, etc. So while the county portion of tax bill was reduced, these other taxing authorities may have imposed additional taxes on your property and that could impact your tax bill. Broward County has always been fiscally conservative and our millage rate has been lowered or has remained the same for the past decade. With the nations economy in a state of flux we are sure to face many more financial challenges in the year ahead, especially when the full impact of the failing housing market is felt. Well start tackling those issues soon and I appreciate your suggestions and comments. Please call me at (954) 3577006 or e-mail at sgunzburger@broward. org Happy Thanksgiving!Join the Hollywood Young Professionals (HYP) for their exclusive Unplugged with Mayor Peter Bober luncheon November 6th at Legends Caf (2029 Harrison Street, Hollywood) from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. Hear what the Mayor has to say as he gets asked in-depth questions regarding his successful career path and personal life and get to know the man behind Hollywood as the tie comes off. The event will also feature HYP Co-Chair Bryan DeCort of AAA Parking as the luncheons interviewer. HYP is a program of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and is a networking group of dedicated, talented young professionals ranging in age from 21-40 who either live or work in the greater Hollywood area. Their mission is to provide a platform to develop relationships professionally and socially, provide volunteer awareness and create opportunities for young professionals to be engaged in the Hollywood community through business and economic development programs. Admission to Unplugged with Mayor Peter Bober is $25 for HYP Members and $35 for Future HYP Members. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.hollywoodchamber. org or call 954.923.4000. Hollywood Young Professionals get up Take advantage of the free services onlineat www.hollywoodgazette.com District/Neighborhood Community Forums and much more!Hollywood residents will have a convenient and free way to dispose of used electronics and household hazardous waste at the Anne Kolb Nature Center on Sunday, December 7. The event is from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. and is sponsored by the Nature Center, Broward County Waste and Recycling Services and Partner Cities. The Nature Center is located at 751 Sheridan Street. Used electronics contain valuable materials that can be recycled, such as gold, copper and steel. But they may also contain harmful toxins including mercury, lead and cadmium. The EPA says that as much as 70 percent of heavy metal found in landfills comes from electronics. It is also estimated that 2.2 million tons of electronic waste is discarded every year. Broward County has partnered with the Achievement and Rehabilitation Centers, Inc. (ARC) to safely divert end-of-life electronics out of the garbage and into an eco-friendly recycling system. All collected materials are recycled, refurbished or disposed of in an environmentally safe manner by ARC. Household hazardous waste such as paint, oil, pesticides, lawn and pool chemicals, fire extinguishers, mercury thermostats and CFL bulbs will also be collected and either recycled or disposed of according to E.P.A. guidelines. 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by Caron Conway Lead Correspondent To scoop or not to scoop? That is a question many dog owners fail to answer responsibly as they accompany Fido on his daily rounds. According to several studies, roughly 40 percent of Americans do not clean up after their dogs. When surveyed, the reasons they give range from embarrassment to laziness to outright ignorance. Some people believe that dog waste makes good fertilizer, that it deteriorates very rapidly, that it is basically harmless, or that a small dog produces too little waste to worry about. Wrong on all counts. In fact, in 1991 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declared pet waste a non-point source pollution, which puts doggie doo in the same category as oil and toxic chemicals. It has long been known that excrement from animals including birds, wildlife, livestock and, yes, even pets can have a negative impact on the environment by contributing to water pollution through stormwater runoff. Stormwater is water from rain that flows according to the laws of gravity from rooftops, over paved streets and sidewalks, across parking lots and bare soil, and through lawns and storm drains. As this runoff flows, it collects and transports soil, pesticides, fertilizer, oil and grease, litter, pet waste and other pollutants, until it drains into nearby bodies of water, where it can harm plants, fish and wildlife, and contaminate swimming and fishing recreational areas. As the EPA points out, pet waste contains nutrients that encourage excess weed and algae growth, which turns water cloudy and green. When pet waste is washed into lakes and waterways, the waste decays and the organisms thrive, limiting the amount of light that can penetrate the waters surface. As a result, oxygen levels in the water decrease, which can asphyxiate fish and other aquatic life. The pollutants in stormwater runoff also can flow into sinkholes and infiltrate the underground aquifer. Research has shown that pets, particularly dogs, are significant contributors to source water contamination, according to the EPA. If not disposed of properly, pet waste flows directly into waterways, untreated. Even a single small canine can, over time, make a sizable contribution to water pollution, producing a half-pound of waste per day, or about 183 pounds over the course of a year, according to professional pooper scooper services. Take into consideration these statistics from the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association: Four in 10 U.S. households include at least one dog, for a total of 68 million canines in 2000. And of that total, 45 percent were large dogs weighing 40 pounds or more. As unappealing as piles of dog waste on neighborhood sidewalks and lawns may look, its even more unpleasant to step in it. But proper disposal of dog waste is more than a sound environmental measure or good petiquette its also a good hygiene practice, especially in your own back yard. When pet waste is disposed of improperly, water quality isnt the only thing that suffers your health may be at risk, too, states the EPA. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dog droppings contain harmful bacteria and organisms that can contribute to a variety of diseases animals pass to humans, called zoonoses. It is estimated that a single gram of dog excrement can contain 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, which are known to cause cramps, diarrhea, intestinal illness and kidney disorders in humans. Human waste also contains coliforms but, as sewage, is treated at wastewater treatment plants, unlike doggie deposits in the great outdoors. When infected dog poop is left on your lawn, the bacteria and viruses not only survive but thrive. The eggs of parasites can linger in the soil for years, potentially infecting anyone who comes into contact with that soil, including children playing outside, adults working in the garden and even pets hanging out in the yard. Infections from these parasites often cause fever, muscle aches, headache, vomiting and diarrhea in humans. Composting does not kill the disease-causing organisms that live in pet excrement. And as for the old wives tale about doggie doo being an excellent fertilizer well, nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it is actually toxic to lawns, causing burns and unsightly discoloring. The solution to these aesthetic, health and environmental concerns is a simple and inexpensive one that comes in the form of a disposable doggie bag. And yet, as the EPA states, The reluctance of many residents to handle dog waste is the biggest limitation to controlling pet waste. While irresponsible pet owners may desecrate their own neighborhood without a second thought, such is not the case in areas that are specially designated for the dog-loving public. In Hollywood, there are several dogfriendly parks where proper petiquette on the part of human companions is the rule rather than the exception. The creation of the successful Dog Beach of Hollywood, a 100-yard stretch of sand and surf about a halfmile north of Sheridan Street, did not come without its share of controversy. A handful of opponents expressed environmental, safety and health concerns, including potential sand contamination from dog waste. But Chuck Ellis, Hollywoods parks and recreation director, said his experience with dog parks showed that they often police themselves. To keep the beach free of animal waste, pet owners are required to carry disposable doggie bags. Dog Beach of Hollywood is open from 3 to 7 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between Pershing and Custer streets. Passes are available for purchase onsite. Get caught holding the bag The Humane Society of Broward County will host two vaccination clinics Saturday, Nov. 22 from 7 a.m. 9 a.m. is for CATS ONLY. Sunday, Nov. 23 from 7 a.m. 11 a.m. is for DOGS ONLY. The clinic is held in the back parking lot of the shelter located at 2070 Appointments are not necessary. Vaccination Clinics Email a photo with the following information: Name (owners/parents); Pet (breed and name); Age & Gender; and Special traits & talents to firstname.lastname@example.org P o the ON SUBMITTED BY: Donna & Bruce Kassman, Sam & Simon too! Hi! Im a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier puppy named Teddy. Im soft as a teddy bear and I give great hugs! I also love to eat leaves and anything paper -just doing my part to help my family recycle and go green!
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13 Lakes resident gets a round of a-pawsHollywood Lakes resident Nancy Scaravelli, has been volunteering at the Humane Society of Broward County shelter for the past six years and assists in many areas. Every Wednesday Nancy and other volunteers spend hours taking photos of the felines and dogs so they look their best on the shel ters website, www.humanebroward.com On a recent photo shoot, Nancy fell in love with Gypsy, a 1 year old, domestic medium-haired feline with extra toes. Gypsy now resides with Nancy and her husband and her new best friend, Riley an orange and white, seven year old, feline. In addition to photos Nancy also helps with the shelters Behavior Helpline and she sits on the HSBC Education and Marketing Committees. If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer please visit the website at www.humanebroward.com or call Colette at 954-266-6814.
19 The City of Hollywood recently honored Nativity School with a special Proclamation at City Hall on Wednesday, October 15. The Proclamation recognizes Nativitys mission and beliefs, along with its students accomplishments in math, science and sports. It was a great pleasure recognizing Nativitys accomplishments in the community. Nativity graduates have done great things in this city, and the children of today will be the mayors and city commissioners of the future. Recognizing educational achievement is one of my most important goals as mayor, said Mayor Peter Bober. Nativity had 36 students, along with parents, administrators, teachers and coaches, attend the Proclamation at City Hall. Nativity is a very special place filled with school spirit and student pride, explained Victor DeBianchi, 8th grader and student council president. Its at the Jamboree, the pep-rallies, the bingo nights and the family masses, but its also in the lunch room, at recess, and in each and every classroom. Its a privilege to be part of Nativity and an honor to be here today representing my school. City of Hollywood honors Nativity School with Proclamation Art Exhibit at ACCH 16th.
Legal defense against foreclosureFORECLOSURE is life-altering to many who thought it would never happen to them but who find themselves faced with suit papers. Foreclosure is no longer limited to situations of unexpected financial disaster. It continues to spread like cancer through our communities, with the Broward Circuit Court alone continuing to report thousands of new foreclosures. Alas, we all know the problem. People now ask, are there solutions? Thankfully, yes, but beware of the predatory companies that offer you easy solutions through foreclosure assistance. Just recently, more individuals were criminally indicted on fraud charges by promising quickfix schemes to avert foreclosure. Owners complained that the individuals promised to take care of the foreclosure problem in exchange for a portion of the mortgage payment. They took the money but did nothing to respond to the foreclosures. Bankruptcy is often seen as a real, immediate solution, however it only delays the inevitable foreclosure. A more permanent solution is to seek credit counseling through a licensed agency or attorney experienced in helping distressed homeowners to control the liabilities causing insolvency. Under the Homeownership Counseling Act, the owner is entitled to counseling if he fails to pay any amount by the due date under the home loan. If the threat of foreclosure has been diagnosed in time, then the owner has a very good chance of avoiding foreclosure by working with counselors and the bank to get him back on track and allow him to keep his house. There are times when the owner just cant avoid foreclosure. Once filed, the focus turns to finding a lawyer to defend the foreclosure on two levels. Defenses exist under state and federal laws including the Truth in Lending Act, the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act, the Fair Housing Act, Floridas usury statutes, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Other defenses include failure to have possession of the original promissory note, that the note and/or mortgage are defective in some way, failure to comply with preconditions to suit such as single-family default loan servicing requirements, and failure of good faith and fair dealing. The lender also may have made mistakes in the loan documents which would allow the owner to renegotiate the loan or even win the foreclosure case. This list is not exhaustive. If the house is to be lost, the owner must also defend the banks effort to obtain a deficiency judgment for what remains unpaid after the house is sold. Adding insult to injury, the owner faces not only loss of his home, but a judgment for the unpaid balance of the note including additional charges for attorneys fees, court costs and interest. A deficiency judgment can be minimized or avoided if the bank has not acted fairly with the owner, such as where the bank prevents a short sale that would have resulted in more money to the bank than the foreclosure sale itself. If you are reading this article with interest, you should pursue your questions with qualified legal counsel. While the threat of foreclosure should not be minimized, it is not a hopeless situation by any means if you work with counsel to remedy the causes leading to the potential foreclosure situation. If foreclosure has already been filed, act swiftly to seek legal advice. If you do so, you may be able to prevent foreclosure or avoid an expensive deficiency judgment on top of the foreclosure. The Law Offices of Holiday Hunt Russell, located in downtown Hollywood, provides civil litigation and dispute resolution for individuals and businesses. We deliver sophisticated, yet cost-effective representation tailored to each client. We are confident in our abilities, creative in our approach, and compassionate and committed to our clients. For more information, call 954-920-5153. The opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author, and are not endorsed, approved or otherwise investigated by the Hollywood Gazette for accuracy. The author and the Hollywood Gazette welcome your suggestions for future columns. Email your questions to email@example.com for consideration.
DAMES AT SEA Through Nov. 20, Off-Broadway hit parodies the Busby Berkeley musicals of the s; matinee and/or evening shows Wed.-Sun.; Hollywood Playhouse, 2640 Washington St.; $37 (group discounts available). Call 954-922-0404. JEWISH WAR VETS SOUGHT The Jewish War Veterans of Post 613 meet the first Sunday of every month; 10 a.m.; Meyerhoff Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Morton Weiner, 954-9613330. MOMS CLUB The MOMS Club (Moms Offering Moms Support) is a national organization for at-home mothers with monthly daytime meetings, activities, playgroups & special events. Call 954-921-2462. SCORE VOLUNTEERS SCORE #235 trains volunteers to counsel individuals in business or those who want to start a new business; 3475 Sheridan St., Suite 203. Call Phyllis Schwartz, 954-966-8415. SENIOR PROGRAMS Free classes for ages 60+ include Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Current Events, Painting, Jewelry Making, Brain Aerobics, Bridge & Defensive Driving; field trips & Adult Day Care Program also offered; Joseph Meyerhoff/Southeast Focal Point Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Janet, 954-9669805. WALKING CLUB Commit 2B Fit program for all ages on 2-mi. walking path, with T-shirt & certificate for reaching distance goals & bandanas for dogs accompanying owners; 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; free ($1.50/pp weekend/holiday park admission for ages 6 & up). Call 954-985-1980. GOLF IN NO TIME Beginning Nov. 17, learn the fundamentals of golf in 6 weekly lessons; various days & times available; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $89/session. Call 954-967-4653, ext. 4. KIDOKINETICS Nov. 3-Dec. 15, ages 2-4 learn the Fun Way to Fitness with a new sport each week, including soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, polo, golf, hula-hoop & obstacle course; 4:15-5 p.m.; David Park Community Center, 108 N 33rd Ct.; $70/7 weeks. Call 954-385-8511. BRIDGE WITH MYRA 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-921-3600 for fees. HATHA YOGA CLASS Instructor-led class for adults; 6:45-8 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $10/session. Call 954-926-2480. BRIDGE WITH BARBARA WHITE 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $8 residents, $9 nonresidents. Call 954-921-3600. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Stay aware of your cardiovascular health; 9:30-11 a.m.; Memorial Senior Partners, 7031 Taft St.; free. Call 954-963-8030.The Most Comprehensive Monthly Calendar of Events in Hollywood Email your Hollywood events to calendar@hollywoodgazette by the 15th of the month prior to event.
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ZUMBA CLASSES For adults; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. PRENATAL KUNDALINI YOGA Strengthening postures & breathing techniques safe for all trimesters assist relaxation during labor & birth; 6-7 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. MUSIC TOGETHER CLASS Through Dec. 19, for ages 1-2 ; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. MIXED MEDIA ART WORKSHOP Adult program; 6:30-8 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. ADULT BALLET CLASSES 7:30-9 p.m. Mon. or 9:30-11 a.m. Tues.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. MUSIC & DANCING UNDER THE STARS Mondays Theater Under the Stars series; Tuesdays Dancing in the Moonlight series; Wednesdays On the Broadwalk series; 7:309 p.m. (weather permitting); Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call 954-921-3404. KUNG FU CLASSES For ages 4-12; 5 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. ATEMI-RYU KARATE Ages 5 & up learn self-defense, discipline & respect; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $40/month. Call 954-985-1980 or instructor Joseph Williams, 954-275-6121. KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION Adult classes; 7:30-9 p.m. Mon. & 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wed.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. MOMMIES IN MOTION Fitness class features cardiovascular, strength & flexibility training (children optional); 9-10:30 a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $7/class or $60/10 classes. Call 954-864-9098. TAI CHI Adult classes; 7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. KARATE CLASSES All ages are welcome at World Tae Kwon Do classes; 6-7:15 p.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; $30/month. Call 954243-7297. DANCE CLASSES Modern, liturgical, ballet, jazz & lyrical for ages 5 & up presented by the Feet That Preach Institute; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; $30 residents, $40 nonresidents. Call Shirley Jones, 754-368-3171. TEEN LOUNGE Watch TV, listen to music & play favorite board & card games with friends; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; free. Call 954-921-3511. DUPLICATE BRIDGE ACBL-sanctioned game with Jim Gordon includes complimentary coffee & snacks; 12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $4. Call 954-921-3600. AEROBICS AT THE YMCA Highand low-impact step aerobics; mornings & evenings; 3161 Taft St. Call Patty Ceballos, 954989-9622. OPEN MIC JAM SESSION 10 p.m.; Shenanigans, 3303 Sheridan St. Call 954981-9702. BONES FOR LIFE Bring a mat or blanket & learn how to stimulate bone strength through natural movement & weightbearing posture; 10-11 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $10/class or $64/8 classes; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. LAUGHTER YOGA Participate in a blend of playful breathing techniques & stretching exercises that stimulate laughter; 8:30 a.m.; T.Y. Park (Pavilion 4), 3300 N. Park Rd. Call 954-989-3774. ADULT PAINTING WORKSHOP 6:30-9 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 7-8:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South (1st Floor West), 3600 Washington St.; free. Call Brenda Ferriolo, 954-791-6318. BEGINNERS YOGA Relaxing stretches lay the foundation for basic yoga poses to restore body, mind & self; 5:15 p.m.; Visual Arts Pavilions aerobics room, ArtsPark at Young Circle (E. side), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $10/class. Call 954-547-3079. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. ADULT ACTING CLASSES 8-11 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL Learn how to use your daily self-monitored blood glucose to improve diabetes control with Internet tools; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-270-2662 to register. ADULT BALLET 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session (starts Sept. 2). Call 954983-9899. 3HO KUNDALINI YOGA As taught by Yogi Bhajan for all ages & levels: Postures, Breathing, Meditation, Chanting, Massage, Diet, Hygiene; 6-7 p.m.; 3901 S. Ocean Dr.; $15 (1st class free with 10 paid classes). Call Sadhana Kaur Khalsa, 954-237-4186. DANCE CLASSES Dance Explosion offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop & lyrical/contemporary for ages 3 to teens; David Park Recreation Center, 108 N. 33 Ct.; $40/ month. Call 954-985-5674. METALSMITH CLASSES Taught by metalsmith artist & jewelry designer Ann Esther Soued at the Metalwork Studio through Nov. 28; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 305-4505125. GROUP FITNESS Adult classes; 6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. GLASS BLOWING CLASSES Through Nov. 30, Butch Schmidt & Drew Cobb offer individual daytime & evening classes at their studio; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-6498930. KARATE CLASSES USA Goju Karate classes develop courtesy & self-confidence while teaching self-defense; 6-7 p.m. (beginner kids), 7-8 p.m. (adults); Driftwood Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $30/month resident ($20/2nd family member), $35/month nonresident; register 5 minutes before class. Call Ed Gonzalez, 305-801-3361. FUZE DANCE CLASSES For adults; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. THRIFT SHOP Open to the public, volunteers needed; 9 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Hills United Methodist Church, 400 N. 35th Ave. Call 954-989-8304. PEE WEE TENNIS LESSONS For ages 4-8; 5:30-7 p.m.; David Park Tennis Center, 510 N. 33rd Ct.; $15/session. Call 954-9674237. SOUTH BROWARD BUSINESS COUNCIL Browards oldest networking business organization; 7:30-8:45 a.m.; Club at Emerald Hills, 4100 N. Hills Dr. Info/RSVP: Jim Stoodley, 954-962-9997. BELLY DANCE TECHNIQUES For adults; 7:30-8:45 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. DINNER & DANCING Features an all-you-can-eat buffet & live music; 6-9:30 p.m.; Hillcrest Golf and Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr.; $14.95 & 2-drink min. Call 954-9875000. MENS GOLF GROUP Register for 9 holes of golf & dinner with the Hollywood Mens Golf Association; 4:30 p.m.; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $25 annual dues. Call Brian, 954-967-4653, ext. 24. MODERN DANCE CLASSES For adults; 7:30-9 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPIN R&B ballroom dancing; 7-8:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $10. Call 954-921-3408. TEEN RETREAT Hollywood Organization for Teens, for grades 6-12, offers homework assistance, group activities, field email@example.com 954-926-6662 extension 2 firstname.lastname@example.org 954-926-6662 extension 1 email@example.com 954-926-6662 extension 4 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com mea maxima culpaIn the October issue of Hollywood Gazette, the wrong organization was acknowledged on page 24. $312 for Family of Humanity was raised at the September 24 Party with a Purpose event at Dave & Busters. Happy Thanksgiving!
trips, community service & peer guidance; 6-8:30 p.m.; Driftwood Park Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $25 annual membership. Call Jim Warner, 954-967-4241. ADULT TAP CLASSES Noon-1 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. ZAMAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS Piano, boys violin & band classes for ages 6 & older, with scholarships & family discounts available; 3-5 p.m. Wed. & 3-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave. Call Dr. Brown, 954-288-5443. CARDIO P.A.R.A.D.E. Dance your way into better shape to the rhythms of salsa, samba, merengue, konpa, soca & hip hop; 8 p.m. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m. Sat.; Synergize, 1948 Tyler St.; $10/class (1st class free). Call 954-9244465. SEWING TECHNIQUES Adult workshop; 6:30-8 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. LAUGHTER YOGA 7-7:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Share your loss with others; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St.; free; reservations required. Presented by Hospice By The Sea. Call 954-985-6371. HIP HOP CLASSES For adults; 7:15-8:15 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. BNI HOLLYWOOD SYNERGY CHAPTER Members of BNI (Business Network Intl.), a business & professional networking organization, share ideas, contacts & referrals; 7 a.m. breakfast meeting; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, 305-651-5777 OJIMA ENERGY EMPOWERMENT CIRCLE Non-invasive, relaxing mind-body technique includes a 15-minute guided imagery & intention contemplation with founders/facilitators Gilbert & Mary Lou Cruz, 7-8:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5 donation. Call 305-654-9668 or 954-921-3600. KIDOKINETICS Nov. 6-Dec. 18, ages 3-10 learn the Fun Way to Fitness with a new sport each week, including soccer, hockey, tennis, basketball, volleyball, polo, golf, hula-hoop & obstacle course; 4:45-5:30 p.m. (ages 3-5) & 5:30-6:15 p.m. (ages 5-10); David Park Community Center, 108 N 33rd Ct.; $60/6 weeks. Call 954-385-8511. TAI CHI CLASSES 10-11:30 a.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $50/month adults; $30/month ages 60+. Call 954-921-3408. ADULT JAZZ/EXERCISE 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899. PEE WEE PAINTERS Art class for ages 1-2, through Dec. 19; 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 3-3:45 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. ART CLASSES Through Dec. 3, a variety of workshops & classes for children & adults are taught by George Gadson at the Art Studio; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954822-5425. TIKI SUNSETS HAPPY HOUR Features live music & entertainment at the poolside Lava Tiki Bar & Grille; 6-9 p.m.; Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, 4000 S. Ocean Dr.; no cover charge & free valet parking before 7 p.m. Call 954454-4334. FL. POP SHOP Interactive pop workshop with master instructor Aquaboogy exposes students of all levels to the hiphop art of popping & locking in a party atmosphere; 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $12. Call 954-282-8300. PEE WEE PAINTERS Art class for ages 1-2, through Dec. 19; 10:3011:15 a.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. YOGA WITH RAINJITA 10-11 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $10/class; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. SINGLE GOURMET Provides upscale gatherings for singles to meet & mingle at some of the finest restaurants in Hollywood. Call 954-723-9608. SUPERVISED BRIDGE PLAY 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5 residents, $6 nonresidents. Call 954-921-3600. CULINARY KIDS Cooking class for ages 6-10, though Dec. 19; 4-5 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. Puzzle by Laura Burdick-Sherman. Answers on www.HollywoodGazette.com
GROUP SALSA CLASSES Beginner/intermediate level; 8-9 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $12. Call 954-2828300. DOG BEACH OF HOLLYWOOD Dogs must have current rabies tag & owners are responsible for waste cleanup; 3-7 p.m.; North Beach between Pershing & Custer streets; weekend daily pass is $5/resident, $10/nonresident (per dog); 6-month pass is $30/resident, $60/nonresident. Call 954-921-3404. STORYTIME Arts Academy of Hollywood presents Imagination Hour; 3-4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (childrens area), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-923-1950. TAI CHI FOR SENIORS Improve balance & strength, help prevent osteoporosis, weak bone density, hypertension & strokes; 10 a.m.; Classic Residence by Hyatt, 2480 N. Park Rd.; free. RSVP: 954-963-0200. FUSION GIRL Belly dance workshop; 11 a.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $20. Call 954-2828300. MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Little Ninjas (ages 5-7), 9:45-10:30 a.m.; Little Dragons (ages 3-5), 10:45-11:30 a.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-9241133 for fees. FITNESS BOOT CAMP Adult program combines specific methods of military training, martial arts & fitness; 9:30-10:30 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 or 954-963-7712 for fees. ABCS (ABS, BALANCE AND CORE) Creative exercises focus on all abdominal muscles, followed by back-strengthening, core & challenging balance poses; 10:30 a.m.; Visual Arts Pavilions aerobics room, ArtsPark at Young Circle (E. side), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; $10/class. Call 954-5473079. AFRICAN DANCE CLASSES For teens & adults; 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954-923-1950 for fees. POLE BOOTCAMP Pilates-based workout uses the pole; 12:15 p.m.; Union Dance Factory, 2021 Hollywood Blvd.; $20. Call 954-282-8300. AQUARIUM: BEHIND THE SCENES Get a closer look at a 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium; 2-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1. Call 954-9262480. ORGANIC GREEN MARKET Featuring Joshs Organic Garden; 9 a.m.-5:31 p.m., rain or shine; Harrison St. & the Broadwalk. Call 954-456-3276. 88S NFL SUNDAY TICKET Football fans can watch NFL games & enjoy a Pre-Game Tailgate Patio Party with 88cent draft beers, grilled burgers, hot dogs, live reggae music & prize giveaways; 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; 88s Dueling Pianos, Seminole Paradise (outside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino), 5804 Seminole Way. Call 954-584-8868. TAI CHI Adult classes; 9 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Bldg.), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. FAMILY ARTS CLASSES Art or dance classes available; noon-1 p.m.; Arts Academy of Hollywood, 1955 Harrison St. Call 954923-1950 for fees. KAYAK FOR BEGINNERS Skills include basic stroke, long-distance paddling, sea-kayaking & safety; 9-11:30 a.m.; Holland Park, Johnson St. & Northlake Dr.; $35 (ages 15+); must pre-register. Call Marcy, 954-967-4644, or instructor Colleen, 954-328-5231. THE BIG BEAT Five-Star Drum Shops-sponsored event, the largest gathering of drummers ever assembled at multiple locations, will raise funds for the Mr. Hollands Opus Foundation.; noon-7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call Jeff Lee at Resurrection Drums, 954-926-0204. DREAM CAR CLASSIC Features dozens of precars, live music & entertainment, kids arts & crafts; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (car registration starts at 9 a.m.); Hollywood Blvd. between 19th & 21st avenues; free. Call 954-9213016. COIN & COLLECTIBLE SHOW Presented by Gold Coast Coin Club of Hollywood; 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Ct.; free. Call 954-967-4236. PILATES TRIAL CLASS For kids ages 4 & up; 4:30-5:15 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave.; free. Call 954-9241133. COFFEE CONNECTIONS WEST SIDE Learn about the benefits of Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce membership over coffee; 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Eastern Florida Financial Credit Union, 5353 Sheridan St.; free. RSVP: 954-923-4000. THE MAGIC SPOTLIGHT Magic variety show hosted by comedy magician Avi Frier features renowned mentalist Guy Bavli & others; 8 p.m.; The Improv (outside Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino), 5700 Seminole Way; $16.95 + 2-drink min. Call 954-586-7319. DAY CAMP Mardi Gras-theme program for ages 2 to 9; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. FILM FLAM Features Nancy Drew (PG) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. UNPLUGGED WITH MAYOR PETER BOBER Noon-1:30 p.m.; Legends Caf, 2029 Harrison St.; $25 HYP (Hollywood Young Professionals) members, $35 future members. Call Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 954-923-4000. FILM FLAM Features Fools Gold (PG-13) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Downtown CRA series features Mama Clown & Friends, an outdoor movie, bounce house, face painters, magic & more; 5-9 p.m.; Anniversary Park, Hollywood Blvd. & 20th Ave.; free. Jars of peanut butter & jelly will be accepted for the Community Harvest food drive. Call 954-921-3016. DATE NITE Activities for ages 2-8 include the movie School House Rock; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. MONSTER MACHINES DAY Features big rigs, City fleet of heavy machinery & Rec Wagon, Bob the Construction Guy, & free hard hats to first 1,000 kids; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Ct.; free. Call 954-967-4236. HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT SERIES Bring a picnic basket, blanket or lawn chair for rock n roll music by Viva; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Amphitheater (adjacent to Community Center), 6770 Garfield St.; free. Call 954-921-3404. DAY CAMP Transportation-theme program for ages 2 to 9; 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. Can you spot the 8 differences between photo A and photo B?Surf Road Taco photo by Chrystal Marks. Answers on www.hollywoodgazette.com Double TakeA B
54TH ANNUAL VETERANS DAY SERVICE Honororing all who served, please join American Legion Post 308 and 321, Sons of the Union Veterans Camp #7 and others to thank veterans for their service. Program includes color gaurds, service honor gaurd, Hollywood Hills High School Spartan Band Buglers, Veterans Rifle eam and the JROTC from McArthur High School. Free; 11 a.m.; Fred Hunters Hollywood Memorial Gardens Cemetary; 6301 Taft Street; 954-989-1550. LUPUS SUPPORT GROUP Conducted by Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter; 6:30-8 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South (Auditorium 3), 3600 Washington St. Call 800-339-0586. FULL MOON JAZZ NIGHT Features The SJO All Stars & stargazing with the S. Fla. Amateur Astronomers Assoc.; 6-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call Beach CRA, 954-924-2980 FULL MOON KAYAK TOUR Travel through mangrove trails under the moon & stars; 6:30-9:30 p.m.; Holland Park, 801 Johnson St. & Northlake Dr.; $35 (ages 14+); must pre-register. Call Marcy, 954-967-4644, or instructor Colleen, 954-328-5231.FILM FLAM Features Rescue Dawn (PG-13) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman MultiPurpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-9213408. GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST Edward OSheehan of Shutts & Bowen will discuss Guidelines to Preventing Bankruptcy; 7:30-9 a.m.; Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr.; $12 Greater Hollywood Chamber members, $18 future members. Call 954-923-4000. BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Marijah & the Reggae All Stars perform; 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. HAPPY HOUR CANVAS PARTY Includes wine & cheese, revolving art instructor, 1 large canvas & all art supplies; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave.; $35.00 per project pkg. (for 1 or more people); child care available for additional cost. RSVP: 954-924-1133. BAZAAR & BBQ Features antiques, arts, crafts, food, music & raffles, with proceeds benefiting the Hollywood Womens Clubs Clubhouse Restoration Fund; vendor spaces available; 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; 501 N. 14th Ave. Call 954925-9394. ARTWALK Stroll through Downtown Hollywoods galleries & boutiques & enjoy complimentary refreshments at all galleries & participating businesses; 7-10 p.m.; pick up guided map at Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2028 Harrison St., Suite 1; free. Call Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. BATTLE OF THE BANDS Amateur band finalists perform cover and/ or original music for cash & prizes; 5-10 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free to spectators. Call 954-921-3404. MOTHER & DAUGHTER GALA National Association of the Mother and Daughter Bonding Networks 2nd annual gala features guest speakers & Granny Awards; 7-9:30 p.m. (5:30 p.m. VIP reception); Mother and Daughter Bonding Center, 315 S. 21st Ave.; $55/adults, $25/ages under 17, $75 for VIP reception & dinner. Call 954-9251840. TURKISH AMERICAN FESTIVAL 7th annual event features music & dancing, childrens performances, food & more; noon-6 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Broadwalk at Johnson St.; free. Call 561-988-2457. WALK AGAINST HUNGER 1-mi. walk is a fundraiser for Jubilee Center of South Broward; 3 p.m.; Hollywood Hills Elementary School, 3501 Taft St. Call Joyce Burney, 954-456-2394. HOLLYWOOD GARDEN CLUB All ages are welcome to learn about gardening in S. Fla., share tips & trade plants; 7-9 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St., Rm. 11. Call 954-921-3404 for fees. DEPRESSION GLASS CLUB S. Fla. Depression Glass Club promotes awareness & appreciation of depression-era glassware through lectures, publications & exhibits; 7:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-964-8073. FILM FLAM Features Love in the Time of Cholera (R) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman MultiPurpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-9213408. WOMEN IN NETWORKING GET-TOGETHER All are welcome to enjoy refreshments, a free raffle & a cash bar; 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Vine, 2035 Harrison St.; $12. RSVP: 954-668-3589. THIRD THURSDAYS CONCERT Bring a blanket & enjoy s-s music on the lawn by The Fabulons; 7:30-9 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Amphitheater Stage, SE Quadrant), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-9213500. FILM FLAM Features August Rush (PG) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408. FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Downtown CRA series features Mama Clown & Friends, an outdoor movie, bounce house, face painters, magic & more; 5-9 p.m.; Anniversary Park, Hollywood Blvd. & 20th Ave.; free. Jars of peanut butter & jelly will be accepted for the Community Harvest food drive. Call 954-921-3016. CHAMBER GOLF TOURNAMENT 25th annual event includes cocktail party, awards ceremony & live auction; 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Diplomat Golf & Country Club, 501 Diplomat Pkwy. Call Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 954-923-4000. HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT SERIES Bring a picnic basket, blanket or lawn chair for R&B music by Eloquence; 7-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Amphitheater (adjacent to Community Center), 6770 Garfield St.; free. Call 954-921-3404. DATE NITE Activities for ages 2-8 include the movie Camp Rock; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees A SALUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES Features living history encampments, military vehicles, displays & WWII re-enactors; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun; John Williams Park, 6101 Sheridan St.; free. Call Artie Metzler, 954309-7804. THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON 32nd annual event for all ages; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; free. Call 954-967-4240. FILM FLAM Features Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium (G) & light refreshments; 10 a.m.-noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954921-3408. BROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Kuyayky performs majestic Andean music; 7-10 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call Beach CRA, 954-924-2980. Email your Hollywood events to calendar@hollywoodgazette by the 15th of the month prior to event. 11/30/2008 11/30/2008 *MINIMUM FEE ONLY. 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