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Would the dog-owner demographic be good for business on the beach? BUSINESS NEWS . . . . . . . 6-7 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR . . . . .10 HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD NEWS. . 12 JOHNSON ST. PROJECT. . . . . .18 CALENDAR OF EVENTS. . . . . . 24 BABY & PET OF THE MONTH. . . .26 POSTMASTER: TIME SENSITIVE MATERIAL PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 1498 SO FL, FL 3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021 No Dogs Allowed Fae Ripple celebrates 100th birthday Hollywood People Hollywood chef featured on Food Network EMPOWERING, INSPIRING AND CONNECTING YOUR COMMUNITYCOVER PHOTO BY COURTNEY ORTIZ WWW.COURTNEYORTIZ.COM


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Bringing dogs to the Broadwalk still carries a $50 fine after Hollywood City Commissioners voted 5-2 last month to keep dogs off the two-mile walkway, which received a $14 million renovation in 2007. The City Commission cited health and safety concerns as the reasons for the decision after listening to an informational report from Clay Milan, director of code compliance. The City received more than 400 e-mails from residents concerning the issue, and more than 30 people showed up to the April 21 City Commission meeting to hear the outcome. However, since the item on the agenda was simply an informational report to help commissioners decide whether to move forward with the issue, residents did not have the opportunity to speak at the meeting, said city spokeswoman Raelin Storey. Helena Drori, president of the Dog Beach of Hollywood, said she had a petition with more than 600 signatures and 15 businesses on the Broadwalk in support of allowing dogs on the beach and said that even though the outcome might have been the same if they had the opportunity to speak, she believed they had the right to express themselves. Its amazing that given the success of the dog beach that they didnt give us a chance or even a trial period, she said. The dog community is huge in Hollywood, and many felt that their voices should have been heard. Storey said residents had the opportunity to express their comments to the commissioners through mail, e-mail and phone before the meeting and said that the decision to prevent dogs on the Broadwalk now did not mean they wouldnt reconsider in the future. Currently, dog lovers can bring their four-legged friends to a small stretch of the beach between Pershing and Custer Streets on Friday through Sunday and only during certain hours. Drori said the residents who visit the dog beach are responsible, and they are disappointed they couldnt prove that with the Broadwalk. I strongly feel that this would have been a great opportunity to try to change the demographic of people who come to the Broadwalk, she said in a letter to dogs on the Broadwalk supporters. We are a group of highly educated, responsible dog owners with disposable income who can infuse a higher level of culture and sophistication to a town that has great potential. Commissioner Patty Asseff, whose district covers the beach, proposed the issue for that reason. She wanted Hollywood to compete with the coastal cities that already allow dogs outside restaurants. Kirstie L. Hayduk, another supporter of the issue, said she has friends who come from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami just to visit the Dog Beach, and they always patronize local stores and restaurants, helping boost the local economy. There are numerous communities throughout Florida and the rest of the country that allow dogs in similar situations, and theyve made it work, Hayduk said. I believe Hollywood is certainly capable of the same measure of success. In addition, Miramar resident Patricia M. Harrington said she would be more willing to visit Hollywood Beach if she could bring her dog. I have visited the Broadwalk as a child with parents, as a teen with friends, on dates and as a parent, she said. I enjoy the shops and restaurants. I now have a dog, so I have not visited or spent money at any of the Broadwalk vendors in some time, preferring dog friendly areas such as Las Olas Boulevard and Gulfstream. However, Id love to come back to the Broadwalk; I miss it tremendously. Despite the support, the City also received a lot of opposition from residents on the beach and beach businesses regarding sanitary concerns. But with the level of support from Broward residents, Drori said they have not given up hope that having their pets on the Broadwalk could happen in the future. We have to gather our thoughts and see what can be done. For more information on the Dog Beach of Hollywood, visit www.dboh. org. BRETT DALY ASSOCIATE EDITOR Commissioners vote to keep dogs off Hollywood Beach Broadwalk The South Florida Ballet Theater Presents The Peter & The Wolf Ballet And The Great Pas de Deux Series II (Specter D La Rosa, La Sylphide and Raymonda Pas de Deux) Sunday, May 23, 2010 ~ 4 p.m Matinee Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center 1770 Monroe Street at U.S.1 Hollywood, Flordida 33020 Tickets $20, $25, and VIP $50 For More information or to order tickets call SFBT Box Office at 954-929-4601 or visit 4 MAY 2010


The Hollywood Rotary Club, which promotes service above self and goodwill throughout the community, will host its 53rd Annual Hollywood Rotary Club Auction from Wednesday, May 5 to Saturday, May 8. All auction proceeds benefit the children and youth of Hollywood, with money going toward college scholarships for seniors at South Broward, Hollywood Hills, McArthur and Chaminade-Madonna high schools, as well as funding for a variety of projects and programs, such as those at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital, Rotary Park, YMCA of Hollywood and Nativity School. The event will include food from different local restaurants each evening, as well as bidding on vacations, weekend getaways, jewelry, gift certificates and a raffle for a 42-inch LCD HDTV. Raffle tickets cost $5 (or $20 for five) and interested people can purchase tickets from any Hollywood Rotarian prior to the event or at the door. Hours of the event, located at the Rotary Clubhouse at 2349 Taylor St., are from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and from 5 p.m. until the last item is sold on Saturday. The Hollywood Rotary Club will also raise money for scholarships and projects for children through its Bull Club. For a $10 donation, the club will put the donors name into a raffle drawing for $1,000 cash. For more information, call the Hollywood Rotary Club at 954-9214500. 53rd Annual Hollywood Rotary Club Auction set for May 5 through May 8The first Run/ Walk for Alina will take place on Saturday, May 22 to help raise funds for finding the cure to Neuroblastoma, a cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. Hollywood resident Connie VilliersFurze chose to start the fundraising activity after hearing about the relapse of Alina Galletta, a 9-year-old girl diagnosed with the disease two days before turning 4. When I heard that she had relapsed, I felt I had to do a fundraiser for them, Villiers-Furze said. But they feel they are doing well and wanted the proceeds go to research. All proceeds will benefit the to support research efforts at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center where Alina is currently a patient. The two-mile run/walk will begin at the Olsen Middle School parking lot in Southeast Dania, will continue to Dania Elementary the school Alina attends will pass her house and then will finish at Olsen Middle. The event will also include a silent auction. So far, the students and teachers of Olsen Middle School have already raised $2,322 through a Penny Challenge. Registration and the silent auction begin at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Participants should register by May 7, and the cost for adults is $20 and $15 for children. For more information, call 954-6659517, e-mail or visit Hollywood resident to raise money for cancer research Hey, put a cork in it! Bring your wine corks to Crown Wine and Spirits at 3363 Sheridan St., and they will donate them to an organization that uses corks in art projects for students. Salud! MAY 20105 Jennifer A. Sandomir PUBLISHER jennifer@hollywoodgazette.comBrett Daly ASSOCIATE EDITORbrett@hollywoodgazette.comCaron Conway LEAD CORRESPONDENT/ CALENDAR EDITOR caron@hollywoodgazette.comJack A. Siriani DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING Dan Bluesten SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE Katie Donath ACCOUNT EXECUTIVEkatie@hollywoodgazette.comJames Owens ACCOUNT EXECUTIVEjames@hollywoodgazette.comAngela Beasley INTERNET COMMERCE DIRECTORangela@hollywoodgazette.comAlvaro Rosero CREATIVE DIRECTOR creative@hollywoodgazette.comCourtney Ortiz COVER PHOTOGRAPHERwww.courtneyortiz.comTom Olsen FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHER Marty Foyer DINING COLUMNIST Barbara Pellicano-Tisi ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORbarbara@hollywoodgazette.comMarika Guyton EVENT PROMOTIONSmarika@hollywoodgazette.comSoutheast Offset (305) 623-7788 PRINTER All Service Now! DISTRIBUTION Gilmore Associates DIRECT MAIL SERVICES Hollywood Gazette Copyright 2010 All rights reserved. The entire contents of the publication shall be the property of Hollywood Gazette. No parts hereof may be reproduced without prior written consent of the publisher. Hollywood Gazette is not liable for errors appearing in advertisements beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. The views and opinions expressed by our columnists do not necessarily reflect those of the Hollywood Gazette. Established in 2001, Hollywood Gazette is Hollywoods only free, independent, community newsmagazine available by subscription and at hightraffic locations throughout Hollywood, Florida. For more information, call 954-962-8180 or visit FOR GOODNESS SAKE


The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce announced Vedus Fish & Burger Shack, located at 1500 N. Broadwalk on Hollywood Beach, as this quarters Project Pride winner. Burt Gallo, owner of Vedus Fish & Burger Shack, wanted an eatery that was only pleasing to the eye but also had the best food on the beach. In 2008, Gallo began renovating the building, which is more than 60 years old, and opened for business in 2009. Since the property was close to being condemned, he took great efforts to re-enforce the structure of the interior and exterior. Its Broadwalk and patio seating creates a relaxed and casual dining atmosphere. The centerpiece of the renovation was the creation of the Tiki Hut Roof, which gives Vedus its Key West Style. Gallo said he is extremely proud of his restaurant and that he believes the renovation to the property and the establishment of Vedus complements the recent beach improvements initiated by the City of Hollywood. For information on the Chambers Project Pride program, call 954-923-4000 or e-mail Program Chair Debbie Segal at Debbie@ The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce plays an active role in rewarding and acknowledging our educators and has done so for 13 years! On May 21, the Chamber, along with sponsors The Miami Herald, Brightstar Credit Union and HEICO, and other members of the business and educational community will team up to honor Hollywoods 2010 Teachers of the Year at its 2010 Teacher of the Year Luncheon. The luncheon will be held at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club (4600 Hillcrest Drive in Hollywood). The following is a list of all this years honorees: 2010 Teachers of the Year Luis Espinosa Katherine Bennett Monica Chandler Maria Medina-Podesta Elaine Steehler Vanessa Million Alfonso Padilla Sean Byington Jessica Montgomery Lititia Frazier Cathie Reicher Linda Klasfeld Michael McDonnell Linda McMurtrie Jennifer Ovalles Registration is $25 per person and $250 for a corporate table. To register please, please visit www. or call 954.923.4000. For more information, contact Sue Ann Scharn at 954-9234000, ext. 16 or e-mail sueann@ BEFORE AFTERBert Gallo (center) enjoys a breathtaking view with his staff 2009 Teachers of the Year with Superintendent of Broward County Schools James Notter and Broward County School Board Member Jennifer Gottlieb ( 2nd row, center).Tuesday, May 11 th 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Chamber of Commerce 330 N. Federal HighwayFREE members / $25 future membersFriday, May 14 th 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center 1301 S. Ocean Drive Hollywood Topic: How Amendment Four th 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Downtown Hollywood)Friday, May 21 st 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 330 N. Federal HighwayFREE members / $10 future membersTuesday, May 25 th 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 330 N. Federal HighwayFREE members / $25 future members th 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 4799 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood Vedus Fish & Burger Shack on Hollywood Beach Announced as Hollywood Chambers Project Pride WinnerChamber of Commerce honors Hollywoods Teachers of the Year at annual luncheon 6 MAY 2010 BUSINESS NEWS MAY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS


The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 8 to launch a new satellite office within the Chamber office that will offer business resources for Hollywood in coordination with the Florida Womens Business Center.The Florida Women's Business Center's Broward Satellite office, located at the Hollywood Chamber (330 N. Federal Highway), is now offering FREE one-onone counseling sessions with an experienced business development manager who can help you cover specific areas ranging from start-up assistance, strategic analysis, business feasibility and business planning. Counseling sessions are by appointment only! Call 954.923.4000 to schedule an appointment and for your appointment request form. W.O.M.E.N. of The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presents The Total Woman Breakthrough Forum 2010, a highenergy forum for aspiring and enterprising women. This exciting two-day event will take place from May 13 to May 14 at the Hollywood Beach Marriott (2501 North Ocean Drive, Hollywood Beach). Exclusively for women and by women, this one-of-a-kind event is a powerful catalyst to transform womens lives in 2010 and beyond. Empowered women speakers share their insights and proven knowledge on how to expand your life. Topics include wealth building and protection, successful relationship with self and others, radiant beauty from within, natural health and wellness, boosting your revenue, projecting a power image and much more. This Forum has the dynamite potential to transport participants into the successful, happy life of their dreams as a total woman, complete and whole in all areas, said Beth Kroll, Chairperson of the W.O.M.E.N. Committee. The impressive speaker line-up includes: Kandee G, Nothing But Good News Media; Dr. M. Tina Dupree, The Chicken Lady; Heidi Richards Mooney, Women in E-Commerce; Nancy Matthews, Womens Prosperity Network; Corinne L. Becker, RN, BSN; Jan Knight, Womens Wealth Strategies; Elaine M. Simmons, Exclusive Corporate Image; Dr. Karen L. Rowe, AP, DOM, Fort Lauderdale Acupuncture; and Donna Kim-Brand, Globalearning Network. This dynamic and interactive program also features free mini spa services on site, FREE fashion and novelty makeup presentations, an onsite live HEART ART STUDIO, power networking sessions, as well as select exhibitors to help women with their quest. Parking at the Marriott Hotel is free for forum guests. Special thanks to Presenting Sponsor, the W.O.M.E.N. Committee of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. Other sponsors include: The Holistic Rejuvenation Center, WE Magazine for Women, Nothing But Good News Media, Womens Prosperity Network, Alpha Wellness, Beauty Control, Ravenscroft International, Dorothy Adkins, CPA, Pro-Tech International and The Center For Medical Weight Loss. The two-day conference special for the Greater Hollywood Chamber and friends is $233 per person. For more information or to register for the forum, visit or call 561210-7186. For special Marriott room rates, call the hotel directly at 1-866-306-5453.Hollywood Chambers W.O.M.E.N. Committee (Women, Owners, Managers, Executives Network) Presents Total Woman Breakthrough Forum 2010Forum set for May 13 and May 14The Florida Womens Business Center at the Hollywood Chamber is Ready to Serve You!Whats in it for My Business? FREE Now more than ever should businesses of the greater Hollywood area consider becoming part of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce! There are a multitude of opportunities to take advantage of and FREE ones at that! With its newly implemented professional educational seminar series, the Chamber now provides free, semimonthly workshops designed to help educate professionals and boost member-to-member business. Past popular topics include Social Media: Is it a right fit for your business? and Outlook Education. Here are other incentives being offered: Deals, Promotion and Events postings Directory (distributed to more than 5,000 local businesses) program Chambers Web site But once youre in, it doesnt stop there. The GHCC is also hard at work making sure its members stay put by offering the new FREE Retention Value Packet. This new packet, which is for renewing members, includes coupons such as $25 off any printing order of $100 or more with South Beach Grafix, a FREE one year service contract on all appliances, A/C, plumbing and electric when you purchase a home with First Colonial Realty (a value of $650), a $50 credit for any service with PestPro Services and much more! Members get hundreds in savings and a fantastic R.O.I. with the packet alone! To learn how to get involved or to attend the next Chamber event, contact Amber at 954-923-4000, ext. 16 or visit www. MAY 20107 BUSINESS NEWS


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Dear Jennifer, As a long-time resident of Hollywood, I first would like to thank you for your endeavors to inform the citizens of our Citys growth as we continue to move forward into the new century and also congratulate the Hollywood Gazette for allowing opinions on the Internet or a phone call to reflect back on various topics that appear in your publication. But I believe that we may be missing some important contact with a number of our concerned residents. Some are not connected to the Web and would like to express themselves about City activities other than a phone call. Another point would be seeing a pro and con view open to all readers. Im suggesting that you insert a "Letters to the Editor" in your publication to hear from a cross section of the tax-paying public that may be connected or not. This would allow us to hear from some that may feel left out of the process and open a dialog on important issues facing our hometown. I fully understand that you could not print every letter, but we could get a feel of the public sentiment in some shared-balanced measure. Sincerely, Charles Pepin, Member, City of Hollywood, PRACA Advisory Board Dear Charles, Point taken! Below is the first Letter to the Editor of many -I encourage more like this one! Thanks for reading, Jennifer Sandomir, Pulisher Hollywood Gazette Hi Jennifer, On behalf of the Hollywood Women's Club, please accept my sincere thanks and heart-felt appreciation for the lovely article you published about our club in the March issue of the Hollywood Gazette. Your coverage was much more than just a "news story. The author, Caron Conway, chose words that completely captured the essence of the Women's Club, past and present. She brought the story to life in a way that touched many people as they read about the good works done by our organization and our ongoing struggle to restore our 1927 historic clubhouse before it becomes one more lost landmark of Hollywood. By fostering awareness in the community, you have helped in more ways than you know. We received some generous donations from local residents who want to help in the $20,000 matching fund donation challenge, and several local women have joined us as active new members! Most amazing of all, as a direct result of reading your article, John Lipka of E.H. Whitson Services has donated a new A/C compressor and an air handler to the clubhouse! John said he was reading the Gazette and remembered that his men had recently provided a bid to replace our defunct A/C system. He had never been in the clubhouse, but he was so moved that he felt, "I just have to help!" When he visited the club, he actually upped the donation by offering to have his electrician upgrade our electrical system inside and out! There are hardly words to express our gratitude to E. H. Whitson and to the Gazette for making it all happen. With this type of community support success is assured. Thank you! Sincerely, Shelly deMarco President, G.F.W.C. Hollywood Women's Club Open your door to a census taker and open doors for your community takers: Can be identied by an ofcial Census 2010 badge and bag Will help you answer the 10 simple questions Will never ask to enter your home or ask for your social security number or bank account informationIf you did not mail back your census form, a friendly neighborhood census taker may visit your address to collect information in person. Your answers are 100% private and condential, and protected by law.YOUR PARTICIPATION IS IMPORTANT CALL 866-872-6868 Mail your letters to the editor to Hollywood Gazette 3363 Sheridan Hollywood, FL 33021 or email jennifer@ hollywoodgazette.comJennifer Sandomir jennifer@ 10 MAY 2010 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Brush after every meal. Floss daily. See your dental professional regularly. These instructions make sense coming from your dentist to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy. But now not only dentists, but also many physicians understand the importance of maintaining oral health in an effort to keep the rest of the body healthy. Several research studies have suggested a potential association between gum disease and other health issues, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. As more and more research reinforces the connection between periodontal and systemic health, scientists are beginning to shift their focus to understanding why these connections exist. One culprit. mation is often characterized by swelling, redness, heat and pain around the affected tion can lead to dysfunction of the infected tissues, and therefore more severe health complications. According to Dr.Lee S. Hauer, periodontal disease is a classic example of an dental professionals believed that gum disease was solely the result of a bacterial infection caused by a build-up of plaque between the teeth and under the gums. While plaque accumulation is still a factor in the development and progression of gum disease, researchers now suspect that the more severe symptoms, namely swollen, bleeding gums; recession around the gum line, and loss of the bone that holds the teeth in place, response to the bacterial infection, rather than the bacteria itself. matory response may be the cause behind the periodontal-systemic health link. Many of the diseases associated with periodontal disease are also considered to be systemic diovascular disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic kidney disease and even certain forms of cancer, suggesting that connection. More research is needed to pinpoint the precise biological mechanisms responsible for the relationship between gum disease and other disease states, says Dr. Hauer. that gum disease sufferers are at a higher risk for other diseases, making it more critical than ever to maintain periodontal health in order to achieve overall health. Dr. Hauer recommends comprehensive daily oral care, including regular brushdentist to avoid gum disease. If gum disease develops, a consultation with a dental professional, such as a periodontist, can lead to effective treatment. A periodontist is a dentist with three years of additional specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. For more information on the role of tist, visit About the American Academy of Periodontology: The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is the professional organization for periodontists specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also dentistrys experts in the treatment of oral years of specialized training following dental school, and periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAP has 8,000 members world-wide.In ammation May Link Gum Disease and Other Illnesses suspected in the link between gum disease and other diseasesFor additional information, contact:Lee S. Hauer, D.D.S. Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology 4350 Sheridan Street, Suite ADVERTORIAL Several research studies have suggested a potential association between gum disease and other health issues, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. SafecareMedical Center Richard J. Wilbur, M.D.Board Certified in Internal Medicine MAY 201011


As the yearlong construction project on the east portion of Hollywood Boulevard nears completion, concerns remain about the parking situation for residents living between Federal Highway and the Intracoastal Waterway. A lack of driveways in front of many houses along the one-mile construction area has long compelled residents and their guests to park their vehicles along both sides of the boulevard. The sudden proliferation of signs prohibiting parking and limiting parking to two-hour increments from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. has some residents up in arms. Pamela Niemiec, who has lived on Hollywood Boulevard close to the drawbridge for nine years, said she freaked out when the signs first appeared without warning in early April. Niemiecs family owns four cars but has no driveway in front of their house. Niemiec said she complained to construction project officials and was told to park a block away in front of a neighbors home that had no sign. Then where do they park? she asked. And are you not allowed to have company? Niemiec pushed the issue and the No Parking sign was moved to the edge of her property two weeks later. But many of her neighbors some with multiple signs in front of their property still face parking restrictions, although active enforcement has not yet begun. Niemiec said some of her neighbors are concerned that it will be difficult to sell their house with no front driveway and limited parking on the street. Niemiec also said an abundance of signs along the boulevard detracts from such a beautiful historic street. Project manager Ido Shimony, with Jacksonville-based consulting engineers Eisman & Russo, said the City is working on how to best handle the parking issue along the eastern stretch of Hollywood Boulevard. But Shimony stressed that the two-hour parking limit has long been in place, although many of the original signs had been removed. There was always two-hour parking in the area. We didnt change anything, he said. I guess over the years it hasnt been enforced. The two-hour restriction is meant to keep beach visitors from taking over parking places that Hollywood Boulevard residents desperately need. The No Parking signs near the ends of blocks, however, are a crucial safety measure designed to improve visibility for motorists, so that somebody pulling out of the side streets can see the traffic on the boulevard, Shimony said. Safety is a key component overall of the Florida Department of Transportation construction project, which began in early May 2009 and will cost about $4.5 million in federal funds. The project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the month, features construction of a landscaped, raised median to replace the two-way center turn lane down the boulevard which Shimony characterized as a suicide lane. Because of the high frequency of traffic accidents on the north-south sidestreet crossings, the new median offers a limited number of openings. There is just one full median opening, at 13th Avenue, where there is an existing traffic light, and directional median openings, for making U-turns across Hollywood Boulevard, at 9th, 11th and 15th avenues, which some motorists have criticized as inconvenient. Parking and bike lanes have been maintained along the four-lane roadway, which has been widened by 4 feet on each side. The stretch of boulevard is known for its low volume of traffic, and Niemiec said speeding is a growing problem, even with regard to eastbound vehicles heading over the drawbridge. Theres going to be lots of crash reports on the east end because it definitely is faster now here, she said. I have seen the police out there giving tickets. The construction project also includes new street resurfacing, which was last done in 1993, as well as new ADA ramps, new concrete pads at bus stops, drainage improvements, swale grading and sod replacement, and extensive landscaping and irrigation. Median landscaping includes more than two dozen species of trees and plants such as Montgomery and cabbage palms, buttonwood trees, Green Island Ficus, ixora, schefflera and society garlic. Itll look nice when its all done, and it does look nicer already, Niemiec said.Hollywood Boulevard construction update CARON CONWAY CORRESPONDENT Join s!Entrance fee includes: DATE: TIME: HOST:R.S.V.P. COST: PARTY WITH A PURPOSE100% of admission proceeds benefit:Dve & B rs n Ho yw Gae e nvite ou With coupon. With coupon. With coupon. With coupon. CasaBlanca Cleaners 12 MAY 2010


St. Marks Lutheran School in Hollywood recently announced it would close its first through eighth grade classes at the end of the school year, prompting church members to take action to help the teachers losing their jobs come June 4. Dawn Schaffner, a 41-year member of St. Marks Lutheran Church, along with eight other members of the St. Marks congregation, created a Teachers Appreciation Committee to help raise funds to achieve their goal of presenting each teacher with a check of at least $1,500. She said that since they work for a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization, the teachers do not qualify for unemployment compensation. The Lord worked through my mind, Schaffner said regarding her inspiration to beginning the Teacher Appreciation Committee. When I have a passion, I go after it, and I just knew I had to do something for the teachers who have dedicated themselves to our children. The closure, which is a result of a drop in enrollment, will force seven teachers out of a job, but Senior Pastor and Principal George E. Poulos said hes confident the teachers will find new jobs at other schools within the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod system some 2,100 in number. He said many have already interviewed with these schools, and the donations from the Teacher Appreciation Committee could provide a buffer until theyve secured jobs. Many students have already found new schools to attend as well. The congregation establishing that committee truly demonstrates the commitment Christians have for one another, he said. Since its inception in March, the committee has organized several fundraising events, including a car wash that raised more than $600 dollars, and has several more events planned for May. The committee will sell Mothers Day orchid corsages at the church and will host a Fish Fry at Stratfords Bar & Restaurant, 2910 Hollywood Blvd., on Saturday, May 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. The meal includes fish, hush puppies, French fries and cole slaw. Tickets cost $10 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Teacher Appreciation Fund. Were very excited about this, Schaffner said. Were hoping to sell 400 tickets, which would be a great contribution (to the fund). And while the congregation is sad to see their first through eighth grade teachers leave, they are excited the school will retain its 1-yearold through kindergarten programs. In addition, St. Marks has made a goal to re-open first grade within two years and add a grade level as each class progresses. Schaffner encourages anyone able to contribute to participate in the fundraisers and help the school. Its really, really sad that we had to close our doors, but it is what it is, Schaffner said. The Lord provides many miracles, so well see what happens. Anyone interested in donating funds to the Teacher Appreciation Fund, can contact Schaffner at 954-922-2143. BRETT DALY ASSOCIATE EDITOR Funeral Homeswww .scaranofuneralhome.comA R eputation EarnedNot Inherited PINES MEMORIAL CHAPEL STIRLING MEMORIAL CHAPEL SCARANO Happy Mothers Day St. Marks Lutheran church members host fish fry May 15 to benefit teachers Back Row: Gwenn ONeil, Bruce Hill, Kandy Haupert; Sitting: Dawn Schaffver, Angie Hill, Lynne Donnley MAY 201013


Hollywood resident celebrates 100 years of lifeHollywood resident Fae Ripple celebrated her 100th birthday on April 18 surrounded by family and friends at a brunch given in her honor at The Ark Restaurant. When asked what she believes is the biggest contributing factor to her longevity, Fae said that it is the love and attention she receives from her daughter, grandchildren, great grandchildren and other family members who interact with her on a regular basis. 14 MAY 2010


All Day Care Center hosts grand opening celebrationby David Miles All Day Care Center recently celebrated the grand opening of its new adult facility, which provides services for individuals coping with early onset and late stages of Alzheimers disease and dementia. In an upbeat atmosphere, dignitaries from the City of Hollywood took part in a tour of this newly renovated adult center. The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented a membership plaque, and representatives from the health care industry attended the ribbon cutting ceremony. Rabbi Mendy Posner conducted a blessing of the building as the owner Jeff Yehoshua and his brother Moshe Barashi placed a mezuzah on the front door. There is no greater way to be holy than helping our fellow man, Posner said. The new Center has a structured program that contains a support system to keep participants cognitive and physically stimulated so they maintain their level of functioning. I am exited the Center has opened in Hollywood, Jeff Yehoshua said. We are filling the void in the adult day care industry in South Florida, and it is important to let the community know the services we offer. Day Care Center Tour The cheerful interior space is divided into three separate areas, and the facility plans to keep each participant at one level before graduating to the next level. Unfortunately with Alzheimers, there is no known cure, and as the disease progresses, the participants quality of life worsens. Alicia Schindler, MS, Program Consultant, has been assisting families for 22 years and is responsible for organizing and getting the adult care center licensed and operating. This is a very special program that serves adults who are memory impaired, she said. Our primary goal is to keep individuals in their homes and independent as long as possible. How It Works All Day Care Center accepts longterm health care insurance, diversion programs, Medicaid waiver programs, private pay and a sliding scale payment schedule that can be worked out. A participant can take advantage of hourly, half-day, full-day or weekly services. Gourmet meals and healthy snacks are served in the dining room. A licensed practical nurse responsible for clinical care is on the premises along with certified nursing assistants who conduct the daily living activities and programs. The biggest risk for Alzheimers is age, Schindler said. However, we are talking about baby boomers with the beginnings of memory loss, and the number of cases is predicted to increase in the next couple of years. Schindler said that the Center recommends that anyone with memory loss first see a neurologist. She said they work closely with the North Broward Memory Disorder Center because they eliminate other diseases that cause memory loss before giving the patient a diagnosis. All Day Care Center is located at 5001 Hollywood Blvd. They are open five days a week from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 954-374-8236 or visit At the ribbon cutting ceremony (L to R) Regina Serrano, Congressman Kendrick Meeks office; Moshe Barashi; Hollywood Commissioner Linda Sherwood; Alicia Schindler; Jay and Laura Jones (back row); Jeff Yehoshua, Hollywood Commissioner Richard Blattner; Arline Hampton, Department of Business and Economic Development, City of Hollywood; and Anne Hotte Executive Director, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce were on hand to lend support Rabbi Mendy Posner with Jeff Yehoshua MAY 201015


Fine dining with a touch of casual elegance truly defines AIZIA (pronounced Asia) Restaurant and Night Club a beautiful room with fabulous service and exciting food. AIZIA offers Oriental gourmet cuisine with its captivating plating, service and taste. Once youre seated enjoy the view (in or out) and try one of the special drinks that only AIZIA makes. (Oh my.) Sake-infused martinis will relax you if everything else fails. Now to get the meal started, our server, Mike, suggested appetizers that were worthy of an emperor and empress, and when they arrived, the host Patrick Scully, Aizias Director of Operations, gave us a verbal tour of the menu with such passion that we wanted to order everything. For starters: Duck Spring Rolls so moist and crispy with a Mandarin soy mustard sauce and hoisin sauce that was simply wonderful I was ready to move in. The spring rolls were joined with the Shrimp and Crab Lumpia, and dancing was going on in my mouth. Getting excited anyone? I am. I affectionately call the next platter a tease. Toro Tartare with Caviar, Shitake Chips and more, Yuzu Foam Oysters, Eel, Schezwan-Seared Scallops and the beat goes on Ebi Shrimp, Albacore Tuna, Octopus, Conch and a variety of Sashimi. Just enough to want more now thats excitement and what a tease. We were so comfortable that we ordered more wild and crazy drinks while waiting for the main dishes to arrive. To start with, each plate was picture perfect. A crispy, whole Snapper that was enough for all of us to enjoy. The sauce that accompanied the Snapper was a delightfully smooth, not overbearing flavor that was just right. Imagine if you made a blend of Thai basil, mint, fresh lime, fish jus, cilantro and shaved red onion. My oh my, oh my. We still made room for the Wuxi-Style Short Ribs and Pan-Seared Rice Cakes. A plate of crispy Eggplant and Tofu with a sweet and spicy soy chili glaze brought more smiles to the table. Tonight was more like a feast on the Orient Express as we enjoyed the flavors of AIZIA With Patrick Scully guiding our every plate, this was truly an event to be remembered. Now to re-cap the evening we are all in agreement that Dining Adventures with Marty and company had a unforgettable time and ended the meal with Passion Fruit Crme Brule and Passion Fruit Sorbet on the side. AIZIA is on the Intracoastal Waterway directly across the Beachfront Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa at 3555 South Ocean Drive Hollywood. Please dont forget to try a very exotic Sunday Brunch Buffet, a true taste of the Asian Continent. AIZIA is a Dining Adventure... Enjoy! For reservations call 954-602-8347. Heres To Good Food Heres To Good Friends Heres To Good Times and Heres To You! MARTY FOYER RESTAURANT / FOOD CRITIC Moist and crispy Duck Spring Rolls with a Mandarin soy mustard sauce and hoisin sauce Crispy Eggplant and Tofu with a sweet and spicy soy chili glaze Aizias Director of Operations Patrick Scully with Marty Foyer Toro Tartare with Caviar, Shitake chips, Yuzu foam Oysters, Eel, Schezwan seared Scallops, Ebi Shrimp, Albacore Tuna, Octopus, Conch and a variety of SashimiDINING ADVENTURES WITH... MARTY AND COMPANY HOLLYWOOD DINING GUIDE Lauras Cuban RestaurantFirst class Cuban food made with fresh and quality ingredients. Lauras offers the best of Cubas Cuisine. Try their Pastalitos, or a real Cuban sandwich among many more delicious choices and you can enjoy one of the several international brands of beers they offer. Comfortable modern and artistic setting. 4799 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33021 954-966-1429Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & RestaurantWith 18 beers on tap ranging from Irish favorites Guinness and Smithwicks, European Imports like Chimay and Carlsberg to home based micro brews like Stone Pale Ale, Holy Mackerel and Thumper theres always plenty of variety to tempt your palate. We offer an array of traditional Irish food dishes like an Irish Breakfast, Fish N Chips, Shepherds Pie, Bangers and Mash, and Beef and Guinness Pie but we also have our famous hand made Burgers (with our secret seasoning), vegetarian options and great wings! 1921 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020 954-921-2317 www.MickeyByrnes.comLa Barraca Tapas Bar & CafLa Barraca is South Floridas premiere Paellas & Tapas restaurant. Located in Downtown Hollywood, Florida, La Barraca offers authentic Spanish cuisine in a relaxing environment and accompanied by a fine Spanish wines selection and beautiful Flamenco dancing. 115 S. 20th Ave Hollywood, FL 33020 954-925-0050 www.labarracatapas.comDandee Donut FactoryThis is a great place to have breakfast or lunch. Their breakfast and lunch menus range from Donuts, Pancakes and Omelets to Pizza, Burgers and Steaks. Delicious home style cooked food with service that is rare to find these days. Best donuts, best service, best coffee, and great prices! Dandee Donut Factory 102 North 28th Avenue Hollywood, FL (954) 929-1118ShenanigansShenanigans is the place for good times, good food and family fun. Something for everyone! From their award-winning chicken wings to their famous homemade pizzas, their extensive menu to satisfy even the most discriminating tastes. You can also enjoy a cold one at the bar while you watch a game. Come visit us at either one of our two Hollywood locations! Shenanigans Sport Pub (West) 3303 West Sheridan Street Hollywood, FL 33021-3606 (954) 981-9702 Shenanigans East Side Pub 1300 South Federal Highway Dania, FL 33004-4347 (954) 923-3008 TaboulliEnjoy the homemade, traditional Middle Eastern cuisine at Taboulli Restaurant. 1719 E. Young Circle Hollywood, FL 33020 954-922-5115 www.Taboulli.comMama Mia Italian RestaurantWe take pride in our award winning menu, affordable pricing and a commitment to service that has proven to be so successful in our sister establishments in Brooklyn and Manhattan. 1818 South Young Circle Hollywood, FL 33020 954-923-0555 www.MiaGrill.comPizza RusticaPizza Rustica received its inspiration from pizza a taglia pizza by the slice sold in the authentic takeaway shops of Rome. Just one unique rectangular slice is so big it has to be served on two plates! The innovative toppings are piled high and made with the freshest produce, including exotic Portobello and shiitake mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, juicy plum tomatoes and much more. 1928 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, FL 33020 954-923-3878 AIZIA Restaurant & Nightclub 3555 South Ocean Drive 954-602-8347 Open Wednesday through Sunday from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. 16 MAY 2010


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In life, we need to make the most of Making the right decisions when it comes to your Social Security is one of the most important. What action you decide to take at age 58, 62, 65 or 70 Too often people make choices on how to navigate the maze of the 75-yearold Social Security program while relying on advice heard at a poolside chat or from the neighbor next door. Here are some of the misleading statements your friends and neighbors might say: can. Social Security is going bankrupt! 2. You have to live 12 more years to make up the money you gave up by 3. Social Security pays so little there is nothing you can do about it! These repeated statements are not accurate, are often misinterpreted and result in a majority of people making a poor decision on when and how to start receiving their lifetime recurring monthly income. Yes, Social Security will continue for you and your spouses lifetime and even go up, on average, 2.8 percent each year with the projected cost of living adjustment. Unfortunately, the truth that you dont hear is that while the IRS has eliminated the marriage penalties for most people, the marriage penalty still applies to baby boomers. For many households receiving Social Security, double taxation is built into the federal law. Every family or individuals particular circumstances are unique and require numerous calculations and analysis to optimize the coordination of attention to Social Security income. The simple truth about Social Security income is the less you plan, the less you receive and the more taxes you pay. COME on OUT! Savvy Social Security Planning for Boomers educational workshop MAY 15 at the Melon Financial Center,150 S. Pine Island Road STE 230, Plantation, FL 33324. Call 954-559-8556 to R.S.V.P. Charles E. Howell, CPA, PA is a tax planning and preparation company. C Edward Howell & Associates provides insurance, retirement and estate planning solutions. Charles Howell, the companys principal founder, can be reached at 954-559-8556 or at CHARLES E. HOWELL FINANCIAL COLUMN Change the way you think about Social Security Hello again! Ask the question to just about any blackjack player, and he or she will reply with absolute certainty, Sure. Everybody knows you always split aces and eights! They are repeating the mantra laid down by just about every blackjack authority. The experts will probably go ballistic over this article. I am in agreement with my blackjack colleagues on most of the generally accepted basic strategy decisions. I have given a lot of thought on most experts recommendation to always split aces and eights, and I find that I do not always agree. If I play this way, why would I advocate anything else to you? My own conclusions are sound and stand the test of many hundreds of hours at the tables testing it out. Splitting Aces: When you split aces, youre hoping for two lovely 10s to fall on top of your aces. That sometimes happens. But more often, you get something much less pleasant. The likelihood of drawing a 10 to each ace is only 31 percent. Thats right! In a 52-card deck, there are just 16 cards (the four 10s and 12 face cards) to make you an instant winner. When your A-A is faced with the dealers upcard of nine through ace, the dealer is in a stronger position than you. Keep in mind you receive only one card on each ace when you split. Be prepared to end up with your share of weak hands of low cards of two through seven. The dealer has a strong chance to pull a high card and blow your split A-A away, turning your A-A double-down into a dead loss. And remember, at double the cost! So, when the dealer is strong, just view your A-A as a soft 12 (1+11). Now, you are in a good position. By drawing cards, instead of doubling, youre just about assured of getting a safe standing hand and very possibly a winner. Your A-A Splitting Strategy: Double down your A-A only vs. dealers upcard of two through eight. Splitting Eights: Why do even experienced players cringe when their 8-8 is faced by a dealers nine, 10 or ace upcard? Because their gut instincts tell them that its wrong to split. Most experts teach the player that no matter what the dealers upcard shows, always split eights. Always split eights. Like the above section on splitting A-A, the widespread belief of always splitting 8-8 is not proven by facts. When should you split 8-8? Only against the dealers upcards of two through eight. Lets now examine the always split 8-8 theory. According to generally accepted blackjack strategy, if you treat your 8-8 as a hard hand, and HIT, in long-term play you will lose about 54 units for each 100 units bet. Now, if you automatically split versus a dealers 10 upcard, the loss percentage of splitting is 48 percent for each 100 units bet. And very importantly, you will be risking twice as much money. Yes, other experts recommend always splitting your 8-8. I wouldnt want to face a dealers powerful 10 upcard when splitting two smaller eights for the $6 saved per 100 units when you split. And to repeat, at twice the money when the dealer has you theoretically beat with his high upcard. I wouldnt. Why should you? When faced with a dealers high cards of nine, 10 or ace, I recommend neither hitting or splitting. There is better way: Some casinos offer a valuable option called surrender. In this procedure, you treat your 8-8 as a hard 16 and surrender your hand. The dealer will collect your cards and return half of your bet back to you. Do the math. Isnt it better to save $5 of your original bet of $10, instead of probably losing the $10 bet by hitting 8-8 or splitting 8-8 at $20? A number of national casinos offer surrender. I suggest you play there. Thats what I do. I rest my case. Your 8-8 strategy: Split only against the dealers upcards of two through eight. Bye, bye. See you next issue. South Florida resident Al Jacoby is a noted blackjack authority and author of Winning Blackjack Power. Al brings you even more ways for you to win at Als winning tips BY AL JACOBY Always split aces and eights?Although summer in South Florida isnt as eagerly welcomed as it is in most parts of the country, most people still want to look better on the beach. So, are you ready? Here are a few fat loss basics that will get you lean and mean by the 4th of July. If you apply these 6 basic strategies, youll be able to drop at least 15 pounds of body fat in no time at all, but youll need to start now! doubt about it, the only way to lose fat and weight is to consume LESS calories than you burn. Even if you choose the right foods, you may still be eating too much. I suggest dedicating one week to understand portion control. Buy a food scale, use your measuring cups, and identify proper portion sizes for all of the foods you eat most often. Although of consistently doing this, youll be able to eyeball your meals and determine if youre overeating. 2. Eliminate ALL sugar and processed carbs from your diet for 5 days out of the week. Sugar is a drug, and its not an easy one decrease your sugar intake you will never get lean, because sugar inhibits the hormones that facilitate fat loss. If its not realistic for you to ditch your sweet tooth all together, commit to eating NO sugar or white carbohydrates for 5 6th day, your cravings are gone, if not, have a piece of dark chocolate, some frozen grapes, or a half of cup of frozen yogurt with a few blueberries sprinkled on top. 3. Exercise HARD at least four days per week. Interval training and high intensity resistance training will give you the fastest results in the least amount of time. Each of your workouts should consist of full body resistance training and short but intense cardio bursts. 4. Supplement. 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Aria Kagan never imagined herself cooking for a living, even though she worked in her parents Wisconsin caf and loved the family atmosphere. But now, the 30-yearold Hollywood resident could have her own cooking show on the Food Network. Kagan, a single working mother, auditioned for the networks The Next Food Network Star last summer after friends encouraged her to follow her dreams. After two auditions in Atlanta and one in New York, hours of interviews to showcase her personality, and cooking demonstrations on how to make tortellini from wonton wrappers, she made the cut. Kagan and 11 other chef-testants will battle it out on the reality cooking show in which the last chef standing wins his or her own cooking show on the Food Network. Ive always wanted my own cooking show, Kagan said. If you want something really badly, then you just have to go for it and chase your dreams. Kagans interest in cooking began at 17 when her mother brought her to a farmers market for the first time. The freshness of the ingredients inspired her to start her culinary career. She received her associate degree from the Culinary Institute of America in New York and started working in restaurants right after. I loved working in restaurants, but I wanted something more, she said. My passion is to teach. So Kagan moved to Hollywood and began teaching at Le Cordon Bleu in Miami and later began her own private cooking business called Dlish. She also enrolled at Florida International University to receive her bachelors degree in hospitality management, saying she wanted to learn about the business aspect of her profession. While searching for the next step of her culinary career, Kagan stumbled across auditions for The Next Food Network Star. With the encouragement of her friends and family her mother even bought her the plane ticket to Atlanta for her first audition as a 30th birthday gift to ensure she didnt pass up the opportunity Kagan began her Food Network journey. Its a little bit surreal, she said, but the whole experience was a lot of fun. I think food is a wonderful tool to get to know people, and the show was such a great example of that. Its nice to get to know people through food. Show challenges filmed in Hollywood, Calif. include a crashcourse in red-carpet glamour while catering a star-studded MGD 64 afterparty with Grammy-winner Colbie Caillat, serving up dishes inspired by classic carnival sweets at the Santa Monica Pier, creating and operating lunch trucks on Venice Beach, and using Kelloggs breakfast cereals to cook dinner with breakfast. The contestants must also impress guest stars like Eva Longoria Parker and Todd English. The Hollywood chef, who loves to bake bread more than anything, hopes to inspire people to cook amazing food and encourages people to watch the show. The first episode of sixth season premieres Sunday, June 6 at 9 p.m. on the Food Network. Food is a true inspiration for me, she said. I just love being able to cook for people. Everyone should watch every week. 9 5 4 2 3 9 1 7 8 0w w w m e r c u r ya ut o t r a n s p o r t c o m $2 5 o f fy o u r d e p o s i t w i t h m e n t i o n o f t h i s a d Georges ProfessionalBarber Shop Wo men manicureM-F: 8 a.m. 6 p.m. Satur day-closed for Shabbat Sundays 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Geor Rubinof f954-547-2677 HOLLY FL Georges Barber Shop SENIOR CITIZEN CUT SPECIAL (Regularly Priced Haircuts Only $12) Sundays 9 a.m. 4 p.m.Call for appointment 954-547-2677 8 00 $ Same owner/barber as Dennis Barber Shop previously on Johnson St. Since 1978 954-444-7708 305-444-7709 Wit h over 3,000 re vie ws on Li vep, Mr s. Wa tson is one of the hig hest rate d psychics on t he web. Ca ll he r now for 1 FREE ques ti on by phon e!(954) 200-1167O R visit her on line at : www s. Wa tson is a lso av ai lable for an y part ies/g athering s or priv ate fu nct ions .Mr s. Wa tson Ps ychic R eade r & Ad viso rMr s. Wa tson psychic reader & advisor ha s be en helping pe ople with t heir problems for over 20 years. Mr s. Wa tson is ex tre mely accu rate, and can gu ide you with :*P as t* *Love & Re lationships* *P resen t* *M on ey *F utur e* *S pi ritu al it y*Mr s. Wa tson sp ec ializes in all redi ng s such as *P a lm R eading s* *Love Re adin gs *T arot Ca rd R eading s* *P sychic Read ings *C ry st al R eading s* *As tr olog y R eadin gs FOR RENT LabelleApartments Motel Efficiencies with Pool Weekly / Monthly / SeasonalStarting at $155/week $600/Month 600 N. 20 Avenue, Hollywood(Pierce St. & 20th near Downtown)Drive By or call 954-609-1445for Info and Showing Hollywood chef to appear on Food Network reality show, compete for own cooking show BRETT DALY ASSOCIATE EDITOR MAY 201021


To celebrate Earth Day April 22 at the Broward Outreach Center, homeless residents and staff worked alongside one other to spruce up the Centers campus by mulching and sowing 40 new plants and flowers donated by Quality Management Group, Inc. Hollywood Gazette and Dave & Busters teamed up to host Party with a Purpose April 21 to benefit the YMCA of Greater Hollywood 22 MAY 2010 HOLLYWOOD STARS


Jeff Yehoshua, owner of All Day Care Center, with his mother, Estelle Yeoshoua, at the grand opening of the new adult day care facility on Hollywood Blvd. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribboncutting ceremony April 8 to launch a new satellite office within the Chamber office that will offer business resources for Hollywood in coordination with the Florida Womens Business Center Jennifer Harrison, Ambassador, The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Linda Sherwood, Hollywood Commissioner at All Day Care Center. Moshe Barashi and Jeff Yehoshua installing a mezuzah on the door of All Day Care Center. Alicia Schindler with Jack Siriani, Director of Sales and Marketing, Hollywood Gazette, at the grand opening celebration of All Day Care Center on Hollywood Boulevard. MAY 201023 HOLLYWOOD STARS


ONGOINGART EXHIBITIONS Art and Culture Center of Hollywood exhibi tions include works by Adler Guerrier, Doug Crocco & Balbone Martinez (through May 23) & Michelle Weinberg (through May 30); 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. & noon-4 p.m. Sun.; 1650 Harrison St.; $7 adults, $4 students/ seniors/ages 4-13, & free to Center members & children under 4. Call 954-921-3274. HOLLYWOOD TRAILS BICYCLE TOURS Mention the Hollywood Gazette for $5 off Historic Architecture, Notorious Mob Bosses & Movie Locations, ECO-Mangroves, City of the Arts or Hardcore ECO bicycle tours ranging from 6-27 miles; times & duration vary; Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $40-$55. Call 202-375-0283. JEWISH WAR VETS SOUGHT The Jewish War Veterans of Post 613 meet Meyerhoff Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Morton Weiner, 954-961-3330. SCORE VOLUNTEERS SCORE #235 trains volunteers to counsel individuals in business or those who want to start a new business; 3475 Sheridan St., Suite 203. Call Phyllis Schwartz, 954-966-8415. SENIOR PROGRAMS Free classes for ages 60+ include Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Current Events, Painting, Jewelry Making, Brain Aerobics, Bridge & Program also offered; Joseph Meyerhoff/ Southeast Focal Point Senior Center, 3081 Taft St. Call Janet, 954-966-9805. WALKING CLUB Commit 2B Fit program for all ages on a 2-mi. reaching distance goals & bandanas for ca nine companions; 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; free ($1.50 weekend/ holiday park admission for ages 6 & up). Call 954-985-1980. GOLF IN NO TIME Learn the fundamentals of golf in 6 weekly lessons; various days & times available; Or angebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $89/session. Call 954-967-4653, ext. 4. PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERS outdoor activities for both children & adults & adults only. Call Susan, 954-484-6484. GLASSBLOWING STUDIO Lessons for 1-3 people ages 16 & older, from beginners to advanced, are offered, as well as free demonstrations; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-649-8930 or 561-504-7847. JEWELRY MAKING STUDIO Learn how to create your own jewelry in group or private classes; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 305-450-5125 or 954-627-4036. ARTIST STUDIO Creating Art with Purpose art classes are offered by George Gadson Studios; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-822-5425.MONDAYSKINDER CHEFS Cooking class for ages 3-8; 3:30-4:15 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. HATHA YOGA CLASS Instructor-led class for adults; 6:45-8 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $10/session. Call 954-9262480. BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING Stay aware of your cardiovascular health; 9:30-11 a.m.; Memorial Senior Partners, 7031 Taft St.; free. Call 954-963-8030. PRENATAL KUNDALINI YOGA Strengthening postures & breathing tech niques safe for all trimesters assist relaxation during labor & birth; 6-7 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. BEACH MEDITATION Bring a chair; 5 p.m. (weather permitting); 1201 S. Ocean Dr. (behind the Summit Condo); free. Call Susie, 305-439-1993, or Rocki, 954-548-5760.MONDAY WEDNESDAYPOLE FITNESS CLASS Tone up & lose weight while learning some pole moves; 10-11 a.m.; Sensual Souls Pole Dance and Fitness Studio, 2850 Stirling Rd., Suite H; $20/class. Call 954-926-POLE (7653).MONDAY WEDNESDAY & SATURDAYMUSIC & DANCING UNDER THE STARS Live music varies from easy listening to line dancing, R&B to rock n roll; 7:30-9 p.m. (weather permitting); Hollywood Beach Theater, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call 954-921-3404. MONDAY & WEDNESDAYKUNG FU CLASSES For ages 4-12; 5 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATION Adult classes; 7:30-9 p.m. Mon. & 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wed.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775. ATEMI-RYU KARATE CLASSES & respect; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $40/month. Call 954-985-1980 or instructor Joseph Williams, 954-275-6121.MONDAY, WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYMOMMIES IN MOTION Fitness class features cardiovascular, strength a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $7/class or $60/10 classes. Call 954-864-9098. TAI CHI Adult classes; 7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. MONDAY & THURSDAYKARATE CLASSES All ages are welcome at World Tae Kwon Do classes; 6-7:15 p.m.; Washington Park Community Center, 5199 Pembroke Rd.; $30/ month. Call 954-243-7297. DANCE CLASSES Modern, liturgical, ballet, jazz & lyrical for ages 5 & up presented by the Feet That Preach Institute; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; $30 residents, $40 nonresidents. Call Shirley Jones, 754-3683171.MONDAY & FRIDAYSCRABBLE Enjoy the popular game for fun & competi tion; noon-4 pm; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5.50 yearly membership/residents, $11/nonresi dents. Call 954-921-3600.MONDAY THURSDAYTEEN LOUNGE Watch TV, listen to music & play favorite board & card games with friends; 6-8:30 p.m.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; free. Call 954-921-3511.MONDAY FRIDAYHOLLYWOOD BRIDGE CLUB Featuring triple master points every day & refreshments, with supervised play available Mon. & Thurs.; 12:30 p.m.; Temple Sinai, 1400 N. 46th Ave.; $8 entry fee. Call David, 954600-1899, or Sedat, 954-790-3010.MONDAY SATURDAYAEROBICS AT THE YMCA Highand low-impact step aerobics; mornings & evenings; 3161 Taft St. Call Patty Ceballos, 954-989-9622. MONDAY & WEDNESDAY SUNDAYFENCING CLASSES Olympic saber & foil fencing classes are of fered for kids, teens & adults; times vary; Hollywood Sabre Fencing Academy, 2000 Harrison St. Call 954-966-1240 for fees & to schedule a free introductory session.TUESDAYSROTARY CLUB Lunch meeting; noon; Hollywood Rotary Club house, 2349 Taylor St. Call Richard Ferrara, 954-921-4500. RAJA YOGA MEDITATION 10-11 a.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447. OPEN MIC JAM SESSION 10 p.m.; Shenanigans, 3303 Sheridan St. Call 954-981-9702. LAUGHTER YOGA Participate in a blend of playful breathing tech niques & stretching exercises that stimulate laughter; 8:30 a.m.; T.Y. Park (Pavilion 4), 3300 N. Park Rd. Call 954-989-3774. GERMAN MOVIES No subtitles; 7 p.m.; German American Society of Hollywood, 6401 Washington St.; $2 (meal available for $5 at 6:30 p.m.). Call 954-322-6227. BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP 7-8:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South (1st Floor West), 3600 Washington St.; free. Call Brenda Ferriolo, 954-791-6318. 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. KUNDALINI YOGA FOR ADULTS Learn breathing techniques, postures & ibility, reduce stress & heighten awareness; 9:30 a.m.; The Goddess Store, 2017 Harrison St. Call 954-696-9299. BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL Learn how to use your daily self-monitored blood glucose to improve diabetes 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. YOGA WITH SARASWATI Classical Hatha Yoga classes are based on the Sivananda Method; 6:30-8:15 p.m.; Hol lywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $15 per class or $90/10 classes. Call 954-921-3600. ADULT BALLET CLASSES 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899.TUESDAY THURSDAY 3HO KUNDALINI YOGA As taught by Yogi Bhajan for all ages & levels: Postures, Breathing, Meditation, Chanting, Massage, Diet, Hygiene; 6-7 p.m.; 3901 S. Ocean Dr.; $15 (1st class free with 10 paid classes). Call Sadhana Kaur Khalsa, 954237-4186. TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY & SATURDAYDANCE CLASSES Dance Explosion offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop & lyrical/contemporary for ages 3 to teens; David Park Recreation Center, 108 N. 33 Ct.; $40/month. Call 954-985-5674.TUESDAY & THURSDAYGROUP FITNESS Adult classes; 6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. FILM FLAM Enjoy a movie & light refreshments; 10 a.m.noon; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $1. Call 954-921-3408.TUESDAY & FRIDAYVINYASA YOGA WITH RONNI FORD Experience dynamic Yoga sequences that sculpt the outside & open the inside, & master the Ujjayi breath for a strong practice; 9-10:20 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 340-626-9642. BEGINNER POLE DANCING CLASS Learn the basics of pole dancing while toning and sculpting the body; 6-7 p.m.; Sensual Souls Pole Dance and Fitness Studio, 2850 Stirling Rd., Suite H; $20. Call 954-926-POLE (7653).WEDNESDAYSKARATE CLASSES USA Goju Karate classes develop courtesy & 6-7 p.m. (beginner kids), 7-8 p.m. (adults); Driftwood Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $30/month resident ($20/2nd family member), $35/month nonresident. Call Ed Gonzalez, 305-801-3361. PEE WEE TENNIS LESSONS For ages 4-8; 5:30-7 p.m.; David Park Tennis Center, 510 N. 33rd Ct.; $15/session. Call 954-967-4237. SOUTH BROWARD BUSINESS COUNCIL Browards oldest networking business organization; 7:30-8:45 a.m.; Club at Emerald Hills, 4100 N. Hills Dr. Call Jim Stoodley, 954-962-9997. RAJA YOGA MEDITATION 7-8 p.m.; Hillcrest Playdium, 1100 Hillcrest Dr.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447. MENS GOLF GROUP Register for 9 holes of golf & dinner with the Hollywood Mens Golf Association; 4:30 p.m.; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $25 annual dues. Call Brian, 954967-4653, ext. 24. MUSIC THEORY CLASSES For ages 4-6 & 7-11; 3:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-9241133 for fees. CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPIN R&B ballroom dancing; 7-8:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St.; $10. Call 954-921-3408. VINYASA YOGA WITH RONNI FORD Experience dynamic Yoga sequences that sculpt the outside & open the inside, & master the Ujjayi breath for a strong practice; 5:30-6:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 340-626-9642. LIVE SAX MUSIC Mighty Horn Music presents saxophonist Travis Bridges playing a variety of Billboard chart toppers in a smooth mixture of soulful, jazzy, inspirational blends; 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Luce Restaurant, 1906 Harrison St. Call Mighty Horn Music, 786-487-7338.WEDNESDAY & THURSDAYTAI CHI 9-10 a.m. Wed. & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-921-3600. ZAMAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS Piano, boys violin & band classes for ages 6 & older, with scholarships & family discounts available; 3-5 p.m. Wed. & 3-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave. Call Dr. Brown, 954-288-5443.THURSDAYSBLUE MOON THURSDAY Performances by local blues-inspired musi cians; 7 p.m.; Main Stage, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. LAUGHTER YOGA 7-7:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free; metered parking. Call 954-921-3600. CHEERLEADING CLASSES Little League cheerleading classes for ages 4-7; 4:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP Share your loss with others; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St.; free. Presented by Hospice By The Sea. Must RSVP: 954-985-6371. BNI HOLLYWOOD SYNERGY CHAPTER Members of BNI (Business Network Intl.), a business & professional networking organiza tion, share ideas, contacts & referrals; 7 a.m. breakfast meeting; Orangebrook Golf & Coun try Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, 305-651-5777 OJIMA ENERGY EMPOWERMENT CIRCLE Noninvasive, relaxing mind-body technique in cludes a 15-minute guided imagery & intention contemplation with founders/facilitators Gilbert & Mary Lou Cruz, 7-8:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5 donation. Call 954-921-3600. ADULT JAZZ/EXERCISE 8:30-9:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899. BEGINNERS YOGA Classical Hatha Yoga classes are based on the Sivananda Method; 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Hol lywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $81/9 classes. Call 954-921-3600. TAI CHI CLASSES Beginners classes are offered by the Taoist Tai Chi Society of USA; 10-11:30 a.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-921-3408. KIDOKINETICS TRIAL CLASS energy, noncompetitive atmosphere that 5:15 p.m.; David Park, 108 N. 33rd Ct.; free. Call 954-385-8511. BEACH PARTY Features Exotic Factory pole dancers & food & drink specials; 10:30 p.m.; Vedus Fish and Burger Shack, 1500 N. Broadwalk. Call Manny, 954-668-3296. MUSIC CLASS FOR BABIES & CHILDREN Music with Mar. music & movement class for children & adults to participate in together; 10 a.m.; Nativity School, 5200 Johnson St.; $7/ session per family or $30 for 5 classes. Call 954-665-9841. PROPERTY TAX OUTREACH will assist taxpayers with Homestead, Senior and other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various docu Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-5579.FRIDAYSBROADWALK FRIDAY FEST Experience this oceanside cultural arts performance series at the outdoor Hollywood Beach Theater; 7-9 p.m.; Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call the Beach CRA, 954924-2980. KIDS EAT FREE DOWNTOWN Ages 10 & younger enjoy a free kids menu meal when accompanied by an adult ordering an entre; 4-7 p.m.; A La Turca, Caf Italia, Dolce Vita, Exotic Bites, Huangs Mandarin House, Los Pinchos, Luce Restaurant, Orale Mexican Restaurant, Sage Caf & Oyster Bar, Spice Resto-Lounge, Taboulli, Taverna Yiamas or The Little Bakery. Call the Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. TIKI SUNSETS HAPPY HOUR Features live music & entertainment at the poolside Lava Tiki Bar & Grille; 6-9 p.m.; Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach, 4000 S. Ocean Dr.; no cover charge & free valet parking before 7 p.m. Call 954-454-4334. PLAZA PERFORMANCE Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy live entertainment in a variety of musical genres; 7 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. RAINBOW ART CLASS For ages 2-3; 4-4:45 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. SINGLE GOURMET Provides upscale gatherings for singles to rants in Hollywood. Call 954-723-9608. CLASSIC MOVIES NIGHT, 1940 Harrison St. (Mezzanine). Call 954-367-6723. BALLROOM DANCING Includes dinner & free line dance lessons; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Hollywood Moose Lodge, 2907 Taylor St.; $10. Call 954-927-0826. WATERCOLOR CLASSES With instructor Henriette Arnold; 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Cen ter, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-920-4574. TODDLER MUSIC CLASSES Ages 2-5 along with their parent/caregiver will sing, move, imagine, play & create with Wee Wiggle and Sing; 9:30 a.m.; Kay Gaither Community Center, 6291 Funston St.; $80/8 wks. (free trial class & ongoing registration). Call 954 967-4234. OPEN MIC FRIDAYS 7:30-9:30 p.m.; Mega Bite Cyber Caf, 1910 Hollywood Blvd.; free admission. Call 954237-2888.FRIDAY SUNDAYDOG BEACH OF HOLLYWOOD Dogs must have current rabies tag & owners are responsible for waste cleanup; 5-9 p.m.; North Beach between Pershing & Custer streets; weekend daily pass is $5/resident, $10/nonresident (per dog); 6-month pass is $30/resident, $60/nonresident. Call 954-9213404.SATURDAYSDANCING IN THE PARK AFTER DARK Enjoy DJ music & disco dancing; 8-10 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. OPEN MIC NIGHT Spoken word & acoustic music; 7 p.m.midnight; Harrison Cafe, 2028 Harrison St. Call 954-367-5982. IMAGINATION HOUR Storytelling for children; 3 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. FITNESS BOOT CAMP 10:30 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 or 954-963-7712. ADULT YOGA CLASSES Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times & fees. 24 MAY 2010 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


SATURDAY & SUNDAYARTSPARK FUN SHOP Interactive childrens arts activities; 4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-923-1950. AQUARIUM: BEHIND THE SCENES Get a closer look at a 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium & learn about its inhabitants; 2-2:30 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1. Call 954-9262480.SUNDAYSORGANIC GREEN MARKET Featuring Joshs Organic Garden; 9 a.m.-5:31 p.m., rain or shine; Harrison St. & the Broadwalk. Call 954-456-3276. PALM COURT JAZZ Light, breezy jazz music; 4 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-9213500. K9 CHARM SCHOOL All ages can learn commands (sit, down, stand, come & stay) as well as leash walking & how to handle prob lems such as jumping & improving attention; 8 or 9 a.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $125/5 wks., plus $1.50 park weekend entrance fee. Must pre-register: 954-357-8811. SUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISE Enjoy an open bar, full brunch & desserts aboard The Grand Floridian yacht; 12:30-2:45 p.m. sailing; depart from Diplomat Landings, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; $55 adult (includes tax & tip), $27.50 ages 6-12 & free for kids under 6. Call 954-771-0102. TAI CHI Adult classes; 9 a.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle (Visual Arts Pavilion), Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954921-3500.SAT., May 1KENTUCKY DERBY BASH Rock the Race: A Kentucky Derby Center will feature mint juleps, hors doeuvres, a silent auction & large Derby; 4-7 p.m.; Passion Nightclub in Seminole Paradise, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way; $50. Call April Kirk, 954-5848000, ext. 349. EDIBLE GARDENING FOR FAMILIES Introduce your family to the wonderful world of edible gardening in your own back yard; 10-11 a.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $1 Exhibit Hall fee. Call 954-926-2480. KAYAK FOR BEGINNERS Skills include basic stroke, longdistance paddling, sea-kayaking & safety; 9-11:30 a.m.; Holland Park, Johnson St. & 6th Ave.; $35 (ages 15+); must pre-register. Call instructor Colleen, 954-328-5231. MUSIC CLUB OF HOLLYWOOD Guests are welcome at this monthly meeting; 10 a.m.; First Presbyterian Chruch of Hollywood, 1530 Hol lywood Blvd. Call 954-985-6867.SUN., May 2ARTSPARK SYMPHONY SERIES Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a concert under the stars by the Symphony of the Americas, conducted by Dr. James BrooksBruzzese; 6 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. HISTORIC HAMMERSTEIN HOUSE TOUR The house, designed in 1935 by prominent Hollywood architect Ba yard Lukens in the Tropical Modern style, is shown to the public free of charge by the Hollywood Historical Society; 1-4 p.m.; 1520 Polk St.; free. Call 954-923-5590.MON, May 3HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.TUES., May 4THE JOY OF YIDDISH CLUB Everyone is welcome to enjoy the singing of traditional Yiddish folk songs, participate in the telling of Yiddish humor & discuss the rich tradition of Yiddish culture, heritage & hochma; 10:30 a.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; free. Call Al Lipton, 305-937-7007. TAI CHI Demonstration class; 6:30-7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Commu nity Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.WED., May 5HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.THURS., May 6JCC SINGLES MINGLE 30& 40-something singles are invited to sample wines & artisanal cheeses; 6-9 p.m.; Hollywood Vine, 2035 Harrison St.; $5 suggested donation. Call 954-434-0499. NATURE FRIENDS MEETING Friends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center monthly volunteer meeting for ages 13 & up; 7-9 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480. BOOK CLUB Sponsored by the Broward County Library; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-926-2437.FRI., May 7FUNTASTIC 1st FRIDAYS FOR KIDS Monthly family social features a bounce house, clowns, arts & crafts, games & karaoke; 5-9 p.m.; Anniversary Park, Hollywood Blvd. & 20th Ave.; free. Call Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016. ARTSPARK MOVIES IN THE GROVE Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy Grease; 8-10 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. TAI CHI Demonstration class; 9-9:30 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Commu nity Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.SAT., May 8GOLF FOR ART FUND-RAISER Art and Culture Center of Hollywood also features a continental breakfast & lunch with awards ceremony & door prizes; 7:15 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. shotgun start; Hollywood Beach Country Club and Golf Resort, 1600 Johnson St.; $125/individual, $500/ foursome. Call 954-444-9401. CLARENCE CLEMONS CLASSIC Clarence Clemons Classic! Gala & drens organization Home Safe will be hosted by the sax legend himself & feature a live & silent auction, celebrity jam sessions & art displays; 6 p.m.; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way. Call Kerry Jamieson, 561-383-9800, ext. 1239. BOB MARLEYS BIKE TOUR Tour the City of the Arts, several of its art museums & galleries, & learn more about the King of Reggae along this 7-mi. roundtrip ride; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Trails, Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $55, including Bob Marley paraphernalia (no discounts apply). Reservations required: 202-375-0283. MOTHERS DAY DANCE Bring a picture of mother & enjoy music by Oscar Kay & surprise potluck; 6:30-11 p.m.; German American Society of Greater Hollywood, 6401 Washington St.; $9 door donation, $7 dinner. Call 954-322-6227. MUZART DATE NIGHT Kids ages 2-10 can enjoy dinner & the canine superhero movie Bolt; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Studio, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. WEBELOS WORKSHOP Webelos will work on their forester badge; 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $6. Must preregister/prepay: 954-926-2480.SUN., May 9MOTHERS DAY BIKE TOUR Tour the Historic Architecture, Notorious Mob Bosses and Movie Locations & learn more about Historic Hollywood along this 10-mi. roundtrip ride between the beach and down town; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Trails, Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $60 adults, $35 children under 12 (no discounts apply). Reservations required: 202-375-0283.MON, May 10HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.TUES., May 11JUNIOR CHAMBER MEETING The Greater Hollywood Junior Chamber (Jaycees) general meeting & networking are open to all; 6-7 p.m.; Jaycees Hall, 2930 Hollywood Blvd.; Call Executive Director Debra Gronvold, 954-981-4378. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP Green Initiatives for your Business!; 7:45-9 a.m.; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 330 N. Federal Hwy.; free for members, $25 for future members. Must register: 954-923-4000. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976.WED., May 12HOLLYWOOD WOMENS CLUB Guests are welcome to socialize, network & enjoy the program at this monthly meeting; 6:30-9 p.m.; 501 N. 14th Ave.; free. Call 954-925-9394. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976.THURS., May 13HOLLYWOOD ART GUILD Meeting open to the public features versation & camaraderie; 7 p.m.; Hol lywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call Peggy Austen, 954-924-1818. BIZ TO BIZ NETWORKING EVENT Business card exchange includes appetizers & discounted drinks; 6-8 p.m.; Aizia Restaurant and Nightclub, Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; $10. Call 954-8389644. HEALTH REFORM & YOUR DIABETES Seminar for all ages with guest expert speakers; 7:30-9 p.m.; Hol lywood Beach Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call Dr. Michael Albisser, 954-923-4406. THURS. & FRI., May 13-14TOTAL WOMAN BREAKTHROUGH FORUM Interact with total women who have transformed their lives, through pre sentations by speakers & coaches, panel discussions, networking sessions, an Exhibit Hall, fashion & makeup presentations, & a gala dinner celebration; Hollywood Beach Marriott, 2501 N. Ocean Dr.; $309, or $65 for dinner only. Call 561-2107186, or the Marriott at 1-866-3065453 for a discounted room rate.FRI., May 14ARTSPARK MOVIES IN THE GROVE Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy Raiders of the Lost Ark; 8-10 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-9213500. GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST How Amendment Four can affect your Business!; 7:30-9 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Community & Cultural Center, 1301 Ocean Dr.; $12 Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce members, $20 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000.SAT., May 15ARTWALK Stroll through Downtown Hollywoods galleries & boutiques and enjoy live artists, music & complimentary refreshments at participating galleries & businesses; 7-10 p.m.; pick up a guided map at Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2028 Harrison St., Suite 1; free. Call Downtown CRA, 954-9213016. FAMILY PERFORMANCE Art and Culture Center of Hollywood event, Chicken Little, is an original Appalachian musical jamboree pre sented by the Atlantic Coast Theatre for Youth; 2 p.m.; Hollywood Central Performing Arts Center, 1770 Monroe St.; free. Call 954-921-3439. ECOACTION DAY Volunteers ages 13 & up can clean up trash, plant native plants & remove non-native invasive plants; 9 a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480.SUN., May 16FREE GALLERY ADMISSION DAY Enjoy four exhibitions: Out to Lunch by Adler Guerrier, Speaking in Parables Will Get You Nowhere with This Crowd by Balbone Martinez, Entropy by Doug Crocco & Show Room by Michelle Weinberg; noon-4 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hol lywood, 1650 Harrison St.; free. Call 954-921-3274.MON., May 17HOLLYWOOD GARDEN CLUB All ages are welcome to learn about gardening in South Florida, share tips & trade plants; 7-9 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St., Rm. 11. Call 954-921-3404. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.TUES., May 18DEPRESSION GLASS CLUB South Florida Depression Glass Club promotes awareness & appreciation of depression-era glassware through lectures, publications & exhibits; 7:30 p.m.; Fred Lippman Multi-Purpose Center, 2030 Polk St. Call 954-9648073.WED., May 19CIRCLE OF FRIENDS LUNCHEON Spirit of Healing Awards will be presented to deserving individuals for their commitment to the Memorial medicine, community activism & philanthropy; 11:30 a.m.; Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 South Ocean Dr.; $60. Call Jackie John stone, 954-265-3454. HYP HOW TO SERIES Wine Etiquette; 5-7 p.m.; Satoro Restaurant & Lounge, 2050 Hol lywood Blvd.; $10 HYP members, $20 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000. VETERANS MEETING All veterans are invited to the American Legion Post 308 West Hollywood meeting; 7 p.m.; Driftwood Recreation Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave. Call 954-296-1242. HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOP Learn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954394-3342.THURS., May 2013th ANNUAL CUISINE FOR ART The Art and Culture Center of Holly woods fundraiser features a cocktail reception, silent auction & dinner celebrity waiters; 6-10 p.m.; Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Semi nole Way. Call 954-921-3274.FRI., May 21TEACHER OF THE YEAR LUNCHEON Join the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce in honoring the com munitys educators; 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hillcrest Golf & Country Club, 4600 Hillcrest Dr.; $25 per person or $250 for corporate table. Must register: 954-923-4000. MUZART ADULT CANVAS PARTY Includes one large canvas, all art supplies, instruction, wine & cheese, with childcare available for an ad ditional cost; 6:30-10 p.m.; Muzart Studio, 1205 S. 21st Ave.; $35 per project package (not per person). Call 954-924-1133. FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT CASTAWAY ISLAND Beat the heat at Castaway Island water park with swim time, relay races & games for all ages; 6-8 p.m.; T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Rd.; $6.50 (free for ages 12 months & younger). Call 954-357-8811. ARTSPARK MOVIES IN THE GROVE Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy E.T.; 8-10 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500. BAGELS & BENEFITS Get to know the Chamber; 7:45-9 a.m.; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 330 N. Federal Hwy.; free for members, $10 for future members. Must register: 954-9234000.SAT., May 22CHAMINADE-MADONNA 50th JUBILEE Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory invites the community to its 50th Jubilee Mass (with Archbishop John C. Favalora) and Picnic featuring food, refreshments, music & games; 4 p.m. mass, 5 p.m. picnic; 500 E. Chaminade Dr.; free admission. Call 954-989-5150. END OF SEASON DANCE 6:30-11 p.m.; German American Society of Greater Hollywood, 6401 Washington St.; $9 door donation, $7 dinner. Call 954-322-6227.MON., May 24YOUTH LITERACY PROGRAM You Read to Me or Ill Read to You; 1-3 p.m.; Carver Ranches Branch Library, 4735 SW 18th St.; free. Call 954-985-1945.TUES., May 25YIDDISH FILM SERIES The entire community is invited to El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; $2 contribution to the temple. Call Al Lipton, 305937-7007. PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP Facts about Overtime and Your Employees; 7:45-9 a.m.; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 330 N. Federal Hwy.; free for mem bers, $25 for future members. Must register: 954-923-4000. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976.TUES. & WED., May 25-26BRILLIANT MINDS ORIENTATION Parent orientation for the 8-wk. summer enrichment program for K-5 students, emphasizing skills in critical thinking, emotional & social intelligence, computer program Hollywood Beach Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call Deborah Smith, 954-547-0202.WED., May 26ESTATE PLANNING COUNCIL MEETING N. Dade S. Broward Estate Planning Council meeting features board elec tions, dinner & guest speaker Michael Rosenberg of Packman, Neuwahl & Rosenberg discussing Estate & Gift Tax of Non-resident Aliens in United States; 5:45 networking, 6:30 dinner; Holiday Inn, 2905 Sheridan St.; $45. Call Bonnie Mackey, 954-985-8808, ext. 112 ADULT SPECIAL NEEDS DANCE Adults accompanied by a caregiver can enjoy dancing & fun with DJ Dave & Dan; 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Community 954-967-4235. BUSINESS AFTER HOURS Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce networking event; 5-7 p.m.; Rickeys Restaurant & Lounge, 4799 Hollywood Blvd.; $7 members, $12 future members. Must register: 954-923-4000. FREE BUSINESS COUNSELING One-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976.THURS., May 27ENGLISH CAFE Adult literacy class; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hol lywood Blvd.; free. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. FRI., May 28 MUZART DATE NIGHT Kids ages 2-10 can enjoy dinner & the cartoon movie Phineas & Ferb: The Daze of Summer; 6-9:30 p.m.; Muzart Studio, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees. ARTSPARK MOVIES IN THE GROVE Bring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy The Black Stallion; 8-10 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. 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Message From the Editor: Sallie Pisani, a New Jersey native and Hollywood transplant, has volunteered for 15 years at the Jubilee Center of South Broward, a nonprofit corporation that offers emergency services and food to the homeless and underprivileged in Broward County. A former history professor at Monmouth University in New Jersey, Pisani now dedicates her time volunteering as a social services counselor. The Hollywood Gazette is pleased to introduce Sallie Pisani as this months face-to-face profile. How did you first become involved with the Jubilee Center and what appealed to you the most about it? When I moved to Hollywood, I attended St. Johns Episcopal Church. At that time, Jubilee was there and the opportunity to help feed hungry people was irresistible. How is the Jubilee Center different from other organizations that offer similar services to the homeless and the impoverished? We are able to offer a daily meal plus groceries, hygiene and other products such as clothing. Many organizations can do either daily meals or pantry. We also offer a wide variety of services such as legal aid counselors, VA counselors, etc., on site. Many cities dont have a coordinated center like Jubilee to help people get many types of aid in one spot. Youve volunteered at the Center for 15 years. Describe the experience that has affected you the most. The amazement on peoples faces when they realize they are actually going to get groceries or whatever other aid they came in for. Take us through your typical day at the Center. I arrive at about 10 a.m., check out the crowd waiting in the back, confer with my partners in Social Concerns, find out if theres anything new I need to know about, check the clothing supply, pray in the yard with all the clients and workers, and then get my first client. I keep on working through clients until theyre all helped. Does anything about your volunteer work discourage you? When theres nothing we can do for someone. Please name other individuals who are instrumental in keeping the Jubilee Center an important asset for the community. Glad you asked. To me, the most unsung hero, and one much more worthy than I to be written about, is Lucius Beard who volunteers every day of the week and has been doing so since Jubilee opened. What advice do you have for other individuals thinking about volunteering in the community? Make sure you get the right fit. Dont force yourself to volunteer in an area where you are not comfortable. If you try, for instance, a hospital and it reminds you of someone you love who was in the hospital, find something else. There are so many needs in every community. What do you love the most about Hollywood? The sense of community. Who is your greatest role model? Jesus. Visit for an essay Pisani wrote about her work at Jubilee. 2 0 0 0 H a r r i s o n S t S u i t e s 6 & 7 H o l l y w o o d F L 3 3 0 2 0 P h o n e : 9 5 4 9 6 6 1 2 4 0 H o l l y w o o d S a b r e F e n c i n g C l u b i s o p e n t o b e g i n n e r s a n d a d v a n c e d f e n c e r s f o r k i d s a n d a d u l t s i n i n d i v i d u a l o r g r o u p c l a s s e s F o r d e t a i l s g o t o w w w i l o v e f e n c i n g c o m E x e r c i s e y o u r b o d y a n d m i n d m e e t f r i e n d s a n d h a v e f u n l e a r n i n g t h e u n i q u e a n d e l e g a n t s p o r t o f f e n c i n g i n D o w n t o w n H o l l y w o o d N o w o f f e r i n g S U M M E R C A M P S f o r k i d s a n d t e e n s t h r o u g h o u t t h e m o n t h o f J u n e B o o k n o w Meet Sallie PisaniDo you know someone in Hollywood who is making a difference and deserves recognition? E-mail your nomination to Pisani has helped clients at the Jubilee center in Hollywood with social concerns for 15 years. PHOTO: TOM OLSEN 28 MAY 2010 FACE TO FACE PROFILE


Open your door to a census taker and open doors for your community takers: Can be identied by an ofcial Census 2010 badge and bag Will help you answer the 10 simple questions Will never ask to enter your home or ask for your social security number or bank account informationIf you did not mail back your census form, a friendly neighborhood census taker may visit your address to collect information in person. Your answers are 100% private and condential, and protected by law.YOUR PARTICIPATION IS IMPORTANT CALL 866-872-6868 by Brett Daly Associate Editor In 1988, Myra Weaver founded the Florida Youth Orchestra in Hollywood to create a program of classical music education for children. Fifty-one students participated. Now in its 22nd season, the Florida Youth Orchestra boasts 340 children and has performed at New Yorks Carnegie Hall and at Washington D.C.s Kennedy Center, receiving standing ovations at both. In addition, the Orchestra a nonprofit organization committed to providing quality music education for children throughout South Florida regardless of race, religion, ethnic background or financial circumstance offers an outreach program for at-risk students called Music S.T.E.P.S. S.T.E.P.S., which stands for Symphonic Training & Education Program for Students, provides students in second through fifth grades with a free musical instrument, music books and weekly lessons. The Florida Youth Orchestra funds and administers the entire program at no cost to the families or to the school systems. Theres a lot to be gained from music education, Weaver said. It enhances self-esteem, improves social skills and boosts academics. Theres such a big demand for the program. But since the government cut funding for musical programs across Florida, Weaver has needed to find alternative ways to finance the music program. She recently entered Prilosec OTCs The Official Sponsor of Everything You Do Without Heartburn challenge and won a $1,000 sponsorship out of more than 400 applicants. Weaver will use the money to purchase instruments for the S.T.E.P.S. program. We couldnt be more excited with our first round of applications, said Karen Schlosser, Prilosec OTC associate marketing director. Our consumers are very passionate about life, just as we are about rewarding them. Were thrilled to sponsor Myra to help take her passion to the next level. Weaver said she was extremely surprised when she won the challenge but that she was very grateful for the money to continue her work with S.T.E.P.S. In another attempt to raise money for the Florida Youth Orchestra, the organization will host the Painted Violin Project, a fundraising event where participants buy raffle tickets to win elaborately decorated violins, on May 16 at the Signature Grand. Weaver called each violin a beautiful work of art. Weaver, who has dedicated her life to educating children, said the organization appreciates each one of its supporters and donations and that she truly enjoys seeing how the experiences that the Florida Youth Orchestra offers young children can provide life-altering and life-long effects. This is my passion, Weaver said. I love it. I see the value of it to the community and to the students. For more information about the Florida Youth Orchestra, visit Florida Youth Orchestra celebrates 22nd season, gives back to the communityWeaver MAY 201029


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