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Twenty Girl Scouts, team leaders and parents from Troop #10233 recently renovated two family dorms at the Hollywood Broward Outreach Center in an attempt to make them feel more like home for the homeless and needy residents living in the rooms. In the process, the Girl Scouts received their Silver Award, the highest honor they can receive at the Cadette level. Jennifer Thonus, the troops leader, said she recognized the importance of motivating the youth to help brighten the lives of the less fortunate. Ive been working with [Broward Outreach Center] for years, Thonus said. I waited until the girls in our troop got old enough to understand the plight of the homeless. When they were ready, I brought them to a volunteer orientation. After my daughter saw how few possessions the homeless have my daughter said, I have so much. I never knew I had so many things. The Girl Scouts painted both rooms at the Center, a nonprofit organization that provides food, shelter, clothing, education, job training, spiritual direction and long-term rehabilitation programs in Miami, Hollywood and Pompano; set up new dressers, night stands, lamps and rugs; hung new valences over the windows, as well as art work; and provided homemade blankets and sheets for each bed. Thonus said that the Girl Scouts and their parents donated money to purchase items for the renovation and some items came from donations from chain stores. It was a blessing to have our community come to BOC and adopt a room for our families, said MaryAnn Diamond, director of Social Services at Broward Outreach Centers. It was overwhelming to see a homeless mom and her child walk in their room and watch their faces light up. She said she could see a difference in the hearts of the families at the Center. This act of kindness is priceless. It brings them hope for a new beginning hope that a brighter future is obtainable, and reassures these families that everything is going to be OK. Hollywood Girl Scouts renovate homeless shelter 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 FOR GOODNESS SAKE Girl Scout Troop# 10233, who spearheaded the project, with sister Troop # 10363. Taylor Gilhauley spruces up a Broward Outreach Center dorm room with a fresh coat of paint. Girl Scouts Jasmyne Robinson and Taylor Gilhauley. 4 MAY 2010 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 EXECUTIVEJames Owens ACCOUNT EXECUTIVEjames@hollywoodgazette.comSamantha Watson DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTORsamantha@hollywoodgazette.comCourtney Ortiz COVER PHOTOGRAPHERwww.courtneyortiz.comTom Olsen FEATURE PHOTOGRAPHERwww.cre8mephoto.comMarty 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


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The Greater Hollywood held its 15th Annual Expo Alfresco food and wine tasting and outdoor networking extravaganza. Held on April 28th at ArtsPark at Young Circle, the event featured a Kidz Korner, a Battle of the Chefs cook-off, live music, a wine tasting and food sampling from over 26 local restaurants. The Chamber would like to thank the following sponsors: Palm Bay Fine Wine & Spirits, GFS Marketplace, A Great Place to Sit, the City of Hollywood, Arts Park, InTown Publishing, Seminole Casino of Hollywood, Waste Pro, Hollywood Beach Marriott, Kindred Hospital and Hollywood Discount Liquors. Special thanks to Muzart Kidz Konnection, Jimmy Jam Productions, Homelenders, South Florida SunTimes, Sedanos, the South Florida Business Journal and Sidram Power, Inc. Mark your calendars for next years event April 27, 2011! Kids at the events Kidz Korner (Courtesy of Muzart Kid Konnection) enjoyed a cooking class, art wall, live music and graffiti show. Chef Alex Casimir of Satoros Restaurant & Lounge won Expo Alfrescos Battle of the Chefs and secured the title Top Expo Chef. Sponsor GFS Marketplace and staff were on board for this years outdoor extravaganza. Expo Alfresco goers enjoyed delicious food samples from more than 26 local restaurants. This years Expo Alfresco held at ArtsPark at Young Circle drew in more than 2,000 people.Hollywood celebrates 15th Annual Expo Alfresco Food and Wine Festival in Downtown ArtsPark BUSINESS NEWS Tuesday, June 8, 2010 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. 330 N. Federal Highway 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 2501 N. Ocean Drive Sponsored by Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 3600 Washington St. Hollywood 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 831 N. Federal Highway Hallandale Beach Friday, June 18, 2010 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 330 N. Federal Highway Friday, June 18, 2010 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 3600 Washington St. Hollywood Cost: $10 per personTuesday, June 22, 2010 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 330 N. Federal Highway 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 831 N. Federal Highway Hallandale Beach JUNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EVENTS 6 JUNE 2010


South Broward Legislative Delegation set to address local business community at Annual Hollywood Chamber of Commerce LuncheonThe Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce invites the Hollywood business community and residents to its Annual Legislative Update Luncheon. Slated for June 9, 2010 at the Hollywood Beach Marriott located at 2501 N. Ocean Drive on Hollywood Beach from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., the Chamber has invited a panel of members of the South Broward Legislative Delegation to address the community on recent legislative session updates affecting the city and county. Attendees will also receive the opportunity to partake in an open Q & A session. Panelists include Florida State Senators Dan Gelber and Eleanor Sobel. Florida State Representatives Elaine Schwartz, Joseph Gibbons and Evan Jenne have also been asked to speak. The luncheons special guest moderator will be Justin Sayfie of Blosser & Sayfie. Sponsors include Greenspoon Marder, P.A. and FPL. Registration is $35 for Chamber members and $50 for future members. All guests are encouraged to RSVP at information@ or call 954.923.4000 or visit www. to register online. For more information, please e-mail Sue Ann Scharn at sueann@hollywoodchamber. org or call 954.923.4000, ext. 14. Florida State Representatives Elaine Schwartz, Joseph Gibbons and Evan Jenne.BUSINESS NEWS Florida State Senators Eleanor Sobel and Dan Gelber. HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM7


by Caron Conway Hollywood insiders are reluctant to call it a Renaissance just yet, but despite the current challenging economic climate, Downtown Hollywood continues to evolve as a viable arts and entertainment district thats attracting the attention of patrons and businesses alike. While new business ventures seem to hit or miss success quickly, one thing remains constant: the unique atmosphere is a magnet for everyone from the well-heeled to the Hollyweird. The downtown business district is the core of the first platted area of Central Hollywood that was designed by city founder Joseph W. Young in 1921, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. But the future of Downtown Hollywood is no less important than its rich past and its a future that looks bright, according to downtown regulars. Robin Robins, president of the Downtown Hollywood Business Association and leasing director for FIRM Realty, the largest downtown property owner, said there has been increasing interest in the district in the past year. What Im starting to see is there are more qualified and quality tenants that are looking, Robins said. Things are moving in the right direction. There are leases being signed. There are bigger names that are coming. The Downtown District, which encompasses about 580 acres between 22nd and 17th avenues from Johnson Street to Washington Street, is home to an eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs and clubs, unique boutiques and specialty shops, art galleries and studios, service businesses and the 10-acre ArtsPark at Young Circle. This is a very unique and genuine place, said Lisa Liotta, economic development director of the City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). These are oneof-a-kind businesses. Downtown Hollywood also hosts numerous free events to draw patrons to the district, including the ArtWalk monthly series and weekly Funtastic Fridays for Kids, a popular family social held the first Friday of the month at Anniversary Park and other Fridays at the ArtsPark. Other free ArtsPark offerings include live music, childrens activities and movies. More people are coming to Downtown Hollywood, said John Hernandez, property manager for the Ramada Downtown Hollywood and the districts unofficial mayor. Hernandez said the downtown area has a more attractive look, increased police presence and parking deals in the two municipal garages. The City of Hollywoods doing the best it can, he stressed. People think that you can change in one day. It takes time. In spite of its unique appeal, Downtown Hollywood has faced challenges in recent years, among them the loss of businesses such as Kids-N-Science Educational Toy Store and the Arts Academy of Hollywood, which was forced by financial difficulties to close its doors in March 2009 after 15 years downtown. The ArtsPark on Young Circle has become a beacon for young families by hosting art classes, movies under the stars, dancing and a free monthly symphony series (next one is June 20 at 6 p.m.). PHOTO: COURTNEY ORTIZ Katie Donath discovered the newly opened Mystic Water Kava Bar at 2037 Hollywood Blvd. and enjoys the dark, relaxing atmosphere after work. The interior has one of the most unique and detailed interiors Ive ever seen; you feel like you are in a tropical rainforest, she said. The kava elixir has been hailed as a natural stress reliever, antidepressant, sleep aid and appetite suppressant that improves mental clarity. Shining examples of success Downtown include longtime businesses such as Morningstars Jewelers, Irving Berlin mens apparel, Melinas Lingerie Shoppe, Conca DOro Restaurant & Pizza, Mama Mia Italian Ristorante, Now Art Caf, Sushi Blues Caf, Fulvios 1900, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, SunTrust Bank and FIRM Realty. In the 1930s, a business would leave off the last letter of its name to indicate to the public that the establishment was also a casino or speakeasy. Signs of life: New business owners are optimistically banking on the bright future the Downtown District promises. If you can make it here, youll make it. . anywhere. Its up to you, Sandwich House.The Hollywoodfutureof DowntownThis is a very unique and genuine place. 8 JUNE 2010


Another problem the district has faced, according to Robins, is landlords who lease space without adequately pre-qualifying tenants. And when new business owners set up shop without a viable business plan, the result is a lot of revolving-door businesses, Robins said. Liotta stresses Downtown Hollywoods many success stories, including longtime businesses such as Morningstars Jewelers, Irving Berlin mens apparel, Melinas Lingerie Shoppe, Conca DOro Restaurant & Pizza, Mama Mia Italian Ristorante, Now Art Caf, Sushi Blues Caf, Fulvios 1900, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, SunTrust Bank and FIRM Realty. Liotta said the CRA is working directly with downtown property owners and would-be tenants, and many landlords are willing to make concessions to fill storefronts. Our vacancy rate on Hollywood Boulevard is very low. Our vacancy rate on Harrison Street is getting better, she said. Liotta points to the more than 20 new businesses that have opened within the past year and a half alone that are breathing new life into Downtown Hollywood, including Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub & Restaurant, Orale Mexican Restaurant, Mystic Water Kava Bar, B-True Organics, Whiskey Tango All American Bar and Grill, Kilwins confectionery shop, pinkghost designer toy shop, The Shade Post womens fashions, City National Bank, Art Project Gallery and Luna Bella Gallery Another new gallery and studio, For Art Sake, is scheduled to open this month on Harrison Street. I believe the artist community is on the rise, Liotta said. I think its a good thing. Its something we desire. Alan Becker, who owns For Art Sake with his wife, Debbi, said Harrison Street is just absolutely alive with pedestrian traffic. I just think Harrison Street has a tremendous amount of class. I think its the up-and-coming Las Olas and Coconut Grove, Becker said. Downtown Hollywoods image as a hub for art and culture was recently reinforced with the creation of a 23-foot mural of four roses by local artist Rob Robi. For more than a year, Robi eyed the big blank wall on the western side of the Radius building on Young Circle before approaching the City. FIRM Realty underwrote the cost of the materials and Robi donated his time and talent to the project, which was completed in April. Its nice to have some bright color here and there, Robi said. Maybe Ill do another one. Im looking around. Other improvements to the district are in the works with the establishment earlier this year of the Downtown Hollywood Business Associations Code Committee, which meets monthly and takes quarterly blight tours, and Restaurant and Entertainment Committee, which is examining downtown concerns such as noise and parking. Ft. Lauderdale resident Katie Donath and her friends enjoy Downtown Hollywoods inviting atmosphere. Its less pretentious than hanging out at Hard Rock, she said. The atmosphere is relaxed so you can just come as you are and have a good time. Liotta said its important for residents, as well as visitors, to support Downtown Hollywood. To go to a place thats not like everywhere else is a good thing and should be treasured, she said. For more information, visit Downtown Hollywood. Justin Nichols and Stephen Ast enjoy a beer at Mickey Byrnes first year birthday bash.Popular new establishments like Whiskey Tango, Kilwins and Mickey Byrnes are drawing a consistent crowd to Hollywood Boulevard.HIT OR MISS ON HARRISON: While Harrison Street struggles to find long-term tenants, popular restaurants like Sage, Lolas, Harrison Cafe and Nakorn are keeping the foot traffic alive. New kid on the block, The Greek Joint, recently opened at 2003 Harrison, offering an affordable menu and boasting the best gyro in town. ART IN PUBLIC PLACES: A 23-foot mural of four roses now appears on the western side of the Radius building by local artist Rob Robi, adding to the numerous displays of public and functional art downtown. Whats going on at Kilwins? A television commercial to promote Hollywood in a national campaign is being shot inside the legendary fudge and confectionery shop. THE NEW DOWNTOWN SCENE: Hip, neighborhood families or slacker-filled bars? Talented musicians and artists or bargain-hunting tourists? Love it or hate it? You decide. Friends celebrate St. Pattys Day at Whiskey Tango. PHOTO CREDIT: HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM9


Dear Brett, I just finished reading your story No Dogs Allowed. I felt compelled to offer you another perspective to your story. I have lived in a city where the law allows dogs on the boardwalk, and I know exactly what can happen to a beautiful boardwalk if dogs are allowed. 1) dog poop (on the Broadwalk or beach, which will leave germs that can potentially harm children) 2) dogs not on leashes (I have seen people with two or three dogs just walking with dogs not on a leash) 3) Rottweilers and other potentially dangerous dogs will be on the Broadwalk with their owners (once again they may not be on a leash) 4) the Broadwalk will be even more crowded than it already is 5) for those who bike ride and/or roller blade in the designated areas of the Broadwalk could potentially hurt and can also potentially be hurt by dogs jumping in their way. I can go on and on, but I think you get the picture. I do realize that the group that you wrote about were very responsible dog owners and would ensure that they clean up after their dogs, but I can assure you that from my experience many dog owners are not. I know that when my children were small I could not take them to the local beach because of the dog poop and dangerous dogs that ran loose. Although there were laws in place for people to clean up after their dogs and keep them on leashes, it cost the city too much to hire enforcement officers to enforce these laws. When I moved here a few months ago, I was very, very, impressed at the fact that the Hollywood Broadwalk was so beautiful and clean. It makes wanting to eat at one of the restaurants on the Broadwalk appetizing. This will lead to more people financially supporting the businesses on the Hollywood Broadwalk. Regards, Lisa Mauritis Hollywood resident LETTERS TO THE EDITOR All of the advertisers in this issue can also be found in our online community directory at Did you know... Connecting your community since 2001.Log on to rate, review and recommend our advertisers. Want your business listed online in our directory, too? Call Katie Donath at 954-695-8700 to sign up today. Listings are only $139 for 12 months. Mail your letters to the editor to Hollywood Gazette 3363 Sheridan Street, Suite 209 Hollywood, FL 33021 or e-mail 10 JUNE 2010


An amendment giving voters the final say on changes to city and county land-use plans has landed on the Nov. 2 ballot. If passed, Florida Hometown Democracy, or Amendment 4, would require that changes in the land-use plan approved by either the City or County Commission must go to voters for final approval or rejection in the form of a referendum. Proponents say the amendment will give voters a voice in changes that affect their quality of life, as well as lead to better long-term planning and higher property values through a decrease in overdevelopment. Currently, elected officials make development decisions about where to build roads, residential communities and businesses, but some have lost confidence in elected officials to make the right decisions for the public. I believe that the time has come for Amendment 4 to be passed, said resident Steve Welsh. Our elected officials have lost the trust of the citizens, and the temptation to side with special interests has never been so great. Recent indictments and indictments still to come are clear indicators that the best interest of the public is not always a priority. In addition, Welsh said current comprehensive land-use plans throughout the state plan for an additional 100 million residents, proving more land-use changes to accommodate more people are not needed nor are land-use changes to accommodate commercial or residential development when the ability to grow smart already exists. However, the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, which took a stand opposing Amendment 4, believes Florida Hometown Democracy will slow down development and cost Hollywood jobs. Our responsibility is to the business community, said Anne Hotte, executive director of the Chamber. We have a lot of small businesses in Hollywood that dont have the money to pay for a referendum or the time to wait until an election. Hometown democracy is not as sexy as it sounds. She said the referendum process would only work if voters take the time to educate themselves on each land-use plan amendment placed on a ballot, which is something she thinks most people arent prepared to do. She said while hometown democracy isnt something the Chamber opposes, they dont believe Amendment 4 is the solution. Hollywood gives voters ample opportunities to voice their opinions, she said, citing City Commission meetings and budget workshops as examples. Hollywood is very democratic that way, and the City Commissioners are very approachable. Hollywood resident Iris Riley also believes that land-use changes should rest in the hands of elected officials, saying the expression if its not broken, then dont fix it applies to the amendment. We [the residents] do not need to do the job that the City and County Commissioners were elected to do, she said. I feel that local residents often dont have all the information to make these decisions or have no information at all. Or residents may only be thinking about themselves and cant or refuse to see the big picture. And while the opposition states that Amendment 4 would also raise taxes if passed, Welsh said that is not the case. The fact of the matter is that taxes have increased and will continue to increase through millage rate increases or higher and additional fees without Amendment 4, he said. Development cannot and will not slow down unless we have the economic disaster we have recently experienced or if the market simply will not bear it. For Gordon Williamson and Natalie T. Dix, who call themselves super voters, they strongly want to see Amendment 4 pass. [We] just bought T-shirts promoting Amendment 4, and we are wearing them proudly. In order to become law, 60 percent of voters will have to approve Amendment 4 on Nov. 2. BROWARD COUNTY Hometown Democracy amendment proposes land-use changes be approved by residents Congratulations to Dori Lynn Neuwirth our May winner! BY BRETT DALY | ASSOCIATE EDITOR HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM11


Through one art project, three Chaminade-Madonna high school art students in Hollywood brought smiles to the faces of four orphaned children in Uganda, offering them memories and keepsakes in the form of handmade self portraits. Nick Moncy, 16, Isabella Torres, 17, and Chelsea Longsworth, 16, participated in the Memory Project, an international initiative in which art students create portraits for children around the world who have been orphaned, abandoned, neglected or disadvantaged. The goal of the portraits is to provide the children with a special memory of their youth, to honor their heritage and identity, and to help them build a positive self-image, according to the organizations Web site. I was thrilled when I heard about the Memory Project, said Moncy, who drew two portraits for two young boys named Timothy and Joseph. I felt that it would be a great opportunity to use my talents to touch the hearts of children who have lost everything and deserve some love. When I finished drawing their portraits, I felt a connection to them somehow. Even though they barely have anything, they still smile, which is really admirable. Chaminade-Madonnas art teacher, Angela Canosa, who has taught at the school for the past 12 years, assigned the Memory Project to her students after hearing about it from Principal Gloria Ramos. She knew it would be a wonderful opportunity to showcase her students talents while performing a special service for children in need. I knew my students had talent, she said. It pleased them to participate and it pleased them to see the smiles on the childrens faces. Im very proud of my students and their abilities. Ben Schumaker, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, created the Memory Project in 2004 after volunteering at an orphanage in Guatemala and encountering a man who had grown up in an orphanage. He explained that he, as well as the kids at the orphanage, didnt have many personal keepsakes to contribute to his sense of self identity, and from this, Schumaker envisioned that having portraits made by art students would be a way to connect American youth with kids from other countries in a meaningful exchange of caring. And since the inception of the Memory Project, art students from the USA, UK and Canada have created more than 25,000 portraits for children around the world, and Schumaker hopes to create 6,000 more portraits next year. Well continue the momentum as long as there are dedicated teachers and students like Mrs. Canosa and her artists to keep the good work going, Schumaker said. Mrs. Canosas students created portraits this year for children in Uganda who have faced huge challenges in their lives. For those kids, the portraits from Chaminade-Madonna are going to serve as incredibly special gifts that will hopefully last their whole lives. I can guarantee you that before this the kids never would have expected to receive handmade portraits of themselves, especially of a caliber that impressive. The way the project works is simple: Chaminade-Madonna sent a request to the Memory Project, the students received a photograph of an orphaned child from the organization, they recreated it into a handmade portrait and sent it back to the organization for distribution to the children. Two months later, the students at Chaminade received photographs of the Ugandan children holding their selfportraits. I thought it was awesome to see a child who I had never met before smile because of something I had made for her, said Longsworth, who drew a portrait of a girl named Dorah. Because I had to stare at this little girls picture for weeks, this assignment made me aware that kids in those orphanages do exist. The assignment also served as an eye opener for Torres, who said she was amazed at how many of the children had been orphaned through the HIV/AIDS epidemic but that she loved the chance to make someones day with her portrait. I love kids and drawing portraits, she said. It was an amazing feeling to know I had made a child with so little smile. All three Chaminade-Madonna students, who devoted hours to completing their projects, plan to paint more portraits for other children through the Memory Project. I feel that its of utmost importance to reach out to the needy everywhere because they are our brothers and sisters, and we shouldnt watch them suffer any longer, Moncy said. They have little or no love shown to them; its our obligation as human beings to fill the void in their hearts and lives. There are orphans all over the world, and I want to spread happiness to as many as I can. This is an amazing project, and when I become an artist one day, Im going to make sure this project lives on. SCHOOL NEWS BY BRETT DALY | ASSOCIATE EDITORChaminade-Madonna High School students participate in project that provides handmade portraits to orphans 12 JUNE 2010


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East Side, West Side All Around the Town. I remember that tune from a long time ago. Well here I am with my crowd reviewing one of the most casual restaurant and pub gathering spots in and around Broward County. Outdoor, covered dining between two restaurants makes Shenanigans East Side Pub the talk of the town. They have more than 140 items on the menu with lots of fun foods, salads, wraps, sandwiches, hot plates and more. Hold on to your napkins when you bite into the oversized, juicy, awardwinning burgers. Jumbo grilled wings, fried wings, breaded wings, shag-n-grilled wings, naked wings. OK, just wing it: a meal by itself and all are made to order. Shenanigans boasts that it has the best Jumbo Buffalo Wings anywhere. Well I say its a draw with the Jumbos Ive had in Buffalo, NY (both are great). What makes Shenanigans even more appealing is the wide variety of ethnic dishes: Italian, Mexican, American TexMex and really serious barbecue (slow and low cooking and finger lickin good) thanks to the seasoned, aged smoker at this restaurant. Sip It: Seafood Chowder, Clam Chowder, Onion Soup Au Gratin and the Soup of the Day were homemade and lightly seasoned. Lets call them um-umgood. Interesting Appetizers: Grilled Jumbo Wings, Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip, Tex-Mex Chili and the Shrimp Scampi Pizzayes, they make custom pizzas as well. The Main Event: We concentrated mostly on Shenanigans Barbecue Beef, Pork and Chicken. We started our main event by passing a plate that without hesitation was the moistest and most tender Prime Rib (pre-sliced by yours truly). Fabulous flavors that the entire table gave the nod of approval. We then devised our own barbecue platter loaded with Ribs, Brisket, Pulled Pork and Chicken (we were in Barbecue Pig Heaven). The Baby Backs and St. Louie Ribs were smoked and grilled to perfection. No extra sauce was necessary. Now lets talk about how good the Brisket was...hows real good, even the smoke ring on the Brisket looked as though it was painted on. Such perfection. (And it tasted as good as it looked.) Shenanigans East Side is the one and only barbecue drive-thru on U.S.1 and sure is making a name in this barbecue neck of the woods. We also took advantage of the frozen, 99-cent Margaritas. Every night of the week, Shenanigans has something exciting happening, including Karaoke, ladies night, 99-cent Margarita night and special events are always happening. A private room for 120 of your closest friends is available for a catered party plus catering anywhere and any size (no party is too small or too big for Shenanigans). Heres a party thats going to shake, rattle and roll you. Proprietors Christine and Patrick will host the Shenanigans East Side 2nd Anniversary party on Saturday, July 10 with an all-day celebration. Bring your friends; bring your family (childrens menu less than $5). Open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Everyones welcome, and after your second visit you become a friendwithin no time youre part of the family. How Sweet It Is: Death by Chocolate (enough said). East side or west side: you decide, but for Bad-To-The-Bone Barbecue, Shenanigans East Side Pub is the place to be and the place to be seen where you can have a great time without spending a lot of money Heres to good food, good times and good friends. MARTY FOYER RESTAURANT / FOOD CRITIC Try the ribs -smoked and grilled to perfection. Shenanigans owners Patrick and Christine Utter with Hollywood Gazette dining columnist Marty Foyer. Shenanigans is not only home of the best burgers -their moist and tender prime rib cant be beat.DINING ADVENTURES WITH... MARTY AND COMPANY Shenanigans East Side Pub 1300 South Federal Highway 954-923-3008The friendly staff at Shenanigans is ready to rival any fun dining experience youve had!HOLLYWOOD DINING GUIDE Lauras Cuban RestaurantFirst class Cuban food made with fresh and quality ingredients. Lauras offers the best of Cubas Cuisine. sandwich among many more delicious choices and you can enjoy one of the several international brands of beers artistic setting. 4799 Hollywood Blvd. 954-966-1429Mickey Byrnes Irish With 18 beers on tap ranging from Irish favorites Guinness and Chimay and Carlsberg to home based 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 Guinness Pie but we also have our famous hand made Burgers (with our and great wings! 1921 Hollywood Blvd. 954-921-2317 www.MickeyByrnes.comLa Barraca is South Floridas premiere Barraca offers authentic Spanish cuisine in a relaxing environment and accompanied by a fine Spanish wines selection and beautiful Flamenco dancing. 115 S. 20th Ave 954-925-0050 www.labarracatapas.comDandee Donut FactoryThis is a great place to have breakfast or lunch. Their breakfast and lunch and Steaks. Delicious home style cooked food with service that is rare prices! Dandee Donut Factory 102 North 28th Avenue (954) 929-1118ShenanigansShenanigans is the place for good Something for everyone! From their award-winning chicken wings to 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 (954) 981-9702 Shenanigans East Side Pub 1300 South Federal Highway (954) 923-3008 Taboulli Middle Eastern cuisine at Taboulli Restaurant. 1719 E. Young Circle 954-922-5115 www.Taboulli.comMama Mia Italian RestaurantWe take pride in our award winning commitment to service that has proven to be so successful in our sister establishments in Brooklyn and Manhattan. 1818 South Young Circle 954-923-0555 www.MiaGrill.comPizza RusticaPizza Rustica received its inspiration 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 tomatoes and much more. 1928 Hollywood Blvd. 954-923-3878 HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM17


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Dear Rochelle, My husband swears that we have seen the last of the real estate crash here in Hollywood and home prices are now going back up. I think the worst is yet to come. With the government foreclosure-stopping programs preventing the inevitable, there is bound to be a bigger crash, isnt there? He keeps showing me articles and statistics from who knows where. What is the real story? (A backrub for the winner is riding on this.) Sincerely, Waiting for the other shoe to drop, Hollywood, FL 33021 Dear Shoe, For homeowners in South Florida, any positive real estate news is music to our ears. We read, The numbers this month/quarter/year are higher than they were last month/quarter year, and hope sets in. Knowing what those statistics mean to you, my Dear Hollywood Gazette Reader, may be another story altogether. Broward County pending home sales increased 4.3 percent from 8,173 in March to 8,525 in April. Home sales increased 11 percent from April 2009 to April 2010 for single family homes and 30 percent for condos. Median single family home prices rose from $191,300 in April 2009 to $204,300 in April 2010, up 7 percent from last year while condo prices fell by 1 percent. (Source: Florida Association of Realtors.) The bottom line: Sales have increased for the past few months as home prices have been about stable. This is largely due to a few specific factors: the high number of bankowned homes being sold, the (now expired) April 30 deadline for first-time home buyer tax credits and increased investor activity. Some say the market is nearing the bottom (or is already there), while others claim there will be another substantial drop in Broward home prices between the end of 2010 and mid-2011. Many Broward residents are certain that the worst of the foreclosure avalanche is over and prices are going way up. Some hope for a return to 2006 prices soon. What is the answer? The reality is that there are thousands of foreclosures waiting in the wings that will take 18 to 36 months to complete the cycle. What is probable and reasonable to expect is that home prices in Hollywood (and most of South Florida) will continue to fluctuate only slightly (a little up, a little down) over the next two years as foreclosed homes make their way through the system after which home prices can be expected to appreciate at a more normal rate equal roughly to that of inflation (about 3 percent annually). Dear Rochelle, With all the foreclosed houses around Hollywood, it seems like a great time to buy investment property. I own my home and have some retirement savings but have never owned an investment property. How can I capitalize on the opportunity? Am I too late? Sincerely, Sitting on the side lines, Hollywood, FL 33024 Dear Side Lines, Congratulations on taking the first step of wise investing: Ask an expert. I have been advising real estate investors for more than a decade. As with any investment of your hard-earned dollars, it is prudent to get the facts and ask yourself if this particular opportunity is right for you. Real Estate Investors (and most Realtors) will tell you that it is always a good time to buy real estate. Currently, it is indeed a great time to buy real estate. Prices are lower than they have been in decades in some cases, and this can make for an excellent opportunity to invest. However, market timing is not the only factor to consider. The most important aspect of real estate investing is your exit strategy (i.e., what are you going to do with the property once you own it?). Sure, you can buy at a low price but then what? The days of flipping (buying and immediately selling at a profit) are over. I assume you are asking about residential investment property as you mentioned houses. There are several ways to make money in this domain: buy at auction and sell wholesale to other investors, buy wholesale and sell at market price (retail), buy at a fair price and hold for long-term appreciation and numerous variations on the theme. There are investors who rehabilitate property, allowing them to get amazing deals and maximize profits. All real estate investment options require some level of expertise to generate a worthwhile return on the investment. If you are not an expert, this does not have to be a dead end. Find someone who is an expert and pay them to provide that expertise to you. Some investors prefer to invest in a Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS) or Real Estate Equity Funds for a solid return with less risk and none of the work. Since the beginning of people living in dwellings, there have been those who own and rent those dwellings to others. For the average part-time investor, this is the best option to invest outside of REITs and Equity Funds. In every neighborhood, there are people who own a home to live in and another to rent out. This is manageable for most people as the rental property is near by and can easily be looked after. There are areas for which I recommend enlisting the help of a professional when investing in real estate. Property selection, financial analysis of the investment, property inspection, renovations, legal issues, leasing, property management, maintenance, etc. can add far more expense than most new investors realize. Managing these things on your own can be far more costly. All expenses should be estimated (preferably with professional help) prior to acquisition of any investment property. If money is coming from your pocket every month and you are betting on appreciation alone, then it is not a good investment. Whatever avenue you choose, it is indeed a great time to give real estate investing a closer look. Check with your tax professional about how you can use this investment vehicle to your advantage. Ask an expert for advice. Dependable resources are The Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) or a Realtor specializing in residential investment real estate or property management (be sure to ask for references). For most people, there are numerous reasons why real estate is a great investment. Bear in mind that the primary drawback is that real estate is not liquid. If you are in for the long haul and plan to hold for ten years or more, unprecedented market conditions provide a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity. Rochelle LeCavalier has an extensive background in land development, construction, mortgage banking, real estate sales and marketing and management with more than 15 years experience in the industry. She serves as Fund Manager for SISCO Limited Partners, a private equity fund that rehabilitates foreclosed properties and rents them via affordable housing programs in Broward County, and she is a licensed Real Estate Agent and an Accredited Residential Manager (IREM, ARM). REAL ESTATE MONTHLY FEATUREBY ROCHELLE LE CAVALIER | Hollywood Real Estate Market Q&A E-mail a hi-res photo with the following information: Name of Parents; Name of Baby; Age; and Special Traits to YOUR BABY TO BE HOLLYWOOD GAZETTES BABY OF THE MONTH? PamelaOne-month-old Pamela Cordovi lights up a room with her presence. Her parents think she is the cutest baby and absolutely love her beautiful baby smile. E-mail a hi-res photo with the following information: Name (owners/parents); Pet (breed and name); Age & Gender; and Special traits & talents to YOU WANT YOUR PET TO BE PET OF THE MONTH?Aerosmith of the monthbaby MONTHLY FEATUREof the monthpetAerosmith, the 8-month-old puppy of Aaryn and Wayne Oreal, is quite an acrobat he can stand on his owners legs and balance two feet in the air for two minutes. Aaryn thinks Aerosmith is the cutest puppy on earth and said he loves attention from strangers and admirers. 20 JUNE 2010


Georges Barber Shop Same owner/barber as Dennis Barber Shop previously on Johnson St. SENIOR CITIZEN CUT SPECIAL (Regularly Priced Haircuts Only $12) Sundays 9 a.m. 4 p.m.Call for appointment 954-547-2677 8 00 $ HOLLYWOOD LAKES BY DAVID M. UDOFFWhile hosting an annual block party in the Lakes of Hollywood on May 16, the last thing Doug and Ann Thompson had on their minds was the cat burglars who ransacked their home just days before. All thanks to the Neighborhood Crime Watch program and the Hollywood Police Department. In the Neighborhood Crime Watch program, in which both Doug and Ann partake, homeowners work as a team to safeguard their properties. As a group, they exchange phone numbers and e-mail addresses in order to keep surveillance of their neighborhood and report any suspicious activities to the police. And because of a tip from an informant, an undercover detective and a patrol car were alerted that a burglary was about to take place at the Thompsons residence last month, and they caught the burglars. I was away for an hour doing an errand, Doug Thompson said. When I returned, I noticed that my garage door was open, a window pushed in and my bicycles were missing. Somebody had broken into my house. Hollywood Police Department police officer Sean Gerber said juveniles, deciding to skip school, came to the neighborhood on foot and entered the Thompsons home through the garage window. They stole bicycles and rode off with backpacks stuffed with small items. He said the juveniles later returned in a car to retrieve the larger items they hid in the alley 30 feet away from the home. After following the suspects car, the police took three of the youths into custody and later arrested a fourth subject involved in the crime. Two of the juveniles were charged with burglary and grand theft, and the third was charged with loitering and prowling, he said. We encourage involvement from neighbors in Crime Watch to call the police when they spot a suspicious vehicle with subjects who appear not to belong in the area, said detective Daniel Dunn, who has been with the Hollywood Police Department for 22 years and actively works at maintaining safe neighborhoods. Thanks to the swift action of the Hollywood police and the tip from a Lakes resident not only did the officers catch the teenage burglars, but they also recovered 95 percent of the Thompsons property, including two flat-screen TVs, a computer monitor, two cameras and two laptops. As a rash of other burglaries have occurred in the Lakes area, the Hollywood Police Department has beefed up daytime patrols, and detective Dunn feels confident that catching the individuals that broke into the Thompsons will help resolve other break-ins that have occurred. And this year, the annual block party included more than just a friendly barbecue for neighbors. It also included an informative talk from detective Dunn and officer Gerber on crime prevention. The City of Hollywood Police Department recommended recording the serial numbers of anything valuable, photographing the items and keeping this information in a safe place. In addition, the department said that its Public Affairs department offers a specialist who will visit homes and teach the homeowner how to safeguard his or her property. With historical homes dotting the area and lush landscaping lining the properties bordering South Lake, the area is an ideal place to experience the Hollywood lifestyle, and thats the way neighbors and the Hollywood Police Department want to keep it: safe for families. For more information about the Public Affairs specialists, call Tracy Thomas at 954-967-4314. Neighborhood Crime Watch, Hollywood Police Department nab Lakes burglar Lon and Sherry Jacobson with Doug Thompson Since 1978 954-444-7708 305-444-7709 HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM21


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ONGOINGARTS SUMMER CAMPSVisual & performing arts camps for ages 6-18 are offered by the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood in full& half-day sessions June 14-Aug. 20; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; various locations; $175 to $750 per session per child. Call 954-9213274, ext. 232.FREE CHILDRENS PROGRAMSY our child can Make A Splash this summer with local library programs for all ages, even teen-agers, including puppetry, storytellers, singers, crafts & more; days & times vary; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-926-2430, ext. 4.S.E.A. CAMPClassroom without walls for ages 8-14 includes studies in marine biology, oceanography, water safety & ecology in 3-wk. sessions June 14-Aug. 13; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (after care available); Hollywood Beach Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $450 residents, $575 nonresidents, plus $25 registration fee. Call 954-921-3600.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.ART EXHIBITIONSJune 5-Aug. 15, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood exhibitions include Nathan Sawaya: Replay & Adaptation, featuring works by contemporary artists including Bradley Arthur, Rosemarie Chiarlone, Xavier Cortada, T awnie Silva, Maitejosune Urrechaga & Daniel Wurtzel; 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.JEWISH WAR VETS SOUGHT meet the rst Sunday of every month; 10 a.m.; Meyerhoff Senior Center, 3081 T aft St. Call Morton Weiner, 954-961-3330.SCORE VOLUNTEERSSCORE #235 trains volunteers to counsel individuals in business or those who want to start a new business; 3475 Sheridan 954-966-8415.SENIOR PROGRAMSFree classes for ages 60+ include Y oga, T ai Chi, Meditation, Current Events, Bridge & Defensive Driving; eld trips Senior Center, 3081 T aft St. Call Janet, 954-966-9805.WALKING CLUBCommit 2B Fit program for all ages on a 2-mi. walking path, with T -shirt & certicate for reaching distance goals & bandanas for canine companions; 6:30 Rd.; free ($1.50 weekend/holiday park admission for ages 6 & up). Call 954985-1980.GOLF IN NO TIMELearn the fundamentals of golf in 6 weekly lessons; various days & times available; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $89/session. Call 954-967-4653, ext. 4.PARENTS WITHOUT PARTNERSNonprot single-parent group offers indoor & outdoor activities for both children & adults & adults only. Call Susan, 954-484-6484.GLASSBLOWING STUDIOLessons for 1-3 people ages 16 & older, from beginners to advanced, are offered, at Y oung Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-649-8930 or 561-504-7847.JEWELRY MAKING STUDIOLearn how to create your own jewelry Y oung Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 305-450-5125 or 954-627-4036.ARTIST STUDIO are offered by George Gadson Studios; & U.S. 1. Call 954-822-5425.MONDA Y SKINDER CHEFSCooking 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 CLASSInstructor-led class for adults; 6:45-8 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West sion. Call 954-926-2480.BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGStay aware of your cardiovascular health; 7031 T aft St.; free. Call 954-963-8030.PRENATAL KUNDALINI YOGAStrengthening postures & breathing techniques safe for all trimesters assist relaxation during labor & birth; 6-7 p.m.; T emple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775.BEACH MEDITATIONBring a chair; 5 p.m. (weather permitting); 1201 S. Ocean Dr. (behind the Summit Condo); free. Call Susie, 305439-1993, or Rocki, 954-548-5760.MONDA Y WEDNESDA YPOLE FITNESS CLASST one up & lose weight while learning some pole moves; 10-11 a.m.; Sensual 2850 Stirling Rd., Suite H; $20/class. Call MONDA Y WEDNESDA Y & SATURDA YMUSIC & DANCING UNDER THE STARSLive 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. MONDA Y & WEDNESDA YKUNG FU CLASSES Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. KUNDALINI YOGA & MEDITATIONAdult classes; 7:30-9 p.m. Mon. & 9:3010:30 a.m. Wed.; T emple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call instructor Jiwan Kaur, 954-445-6775.ATEMI-RYU KARATE CLASSESAges 5 & up learn self-condence, discipline & respect; 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Call 954-985-1980 or instructor Joseph Williams, 954-275-6121.MONDA Y, WEDNESDA Y & FRIDA YMOMMIES IN MOTIONFitness class features cardiovascular, strength & exibility training (children 954-864-9098.TAI CHI Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. MONDA Y & THURSDA YKARATE CLASSES All ages are welcome at World T ae Kwon Do classes; 6-7:15 p.m.; Washington Rd.; $30/month. Call 954-243-7297.DANCE CLASSESModern, liturgical, ballet, jazz & lyrical for ages 5 & up presented by the Feet That Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave.; $30 residents, $40 nonresidents. Call Shirley Jones, 754-368-3171.MONDA Y & FRIDA YSCRABBLEEnjoy the popular game for fun & competition; noon-4 pm; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5.50 yearly membership/residents, $11/nonresidents. Call 954-921-3600.MONDA Y THURSDA YTEEN LOUNGEWatch 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.MONDA Y FRIDA YHOLLYWOOD BRIDGE CLUBFeaturing triple master points every day & refreshments, with supervised play available Mon. & Thurs.; 12:30 p.m.; T emple Sinai, 1400 N. 46th Ave.; $8 entry fee. Call David, 954-600-1899, or Sedat, 954-790-3010.MONDA Y SATURDA YAEROBICS AT THE YMCA Highand low-impact step aerobics; mornings & evenings; 3161 T aft St. Call MONDA Y & WEDNESDA Y SUNDA YFENCING CLASSESOlympic saber & foil fencing classes are offered 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.TUESDA Y SROTARY CLUBLunch meeting; noon; Hollywood Rotary Clubhouse, 2349 T aylor St. Call Richard Ferrara, 954-921-4500.RAJA YOGA MEDITATION10-11 a.m. & 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447.OPEN MIC JAM SESSION10 p.m.; Shenanigans, 3303 Sheridan St. Call 954-981-9702.LAUGHTER YOGA techniques & stretching exercises that 989-3774.GERMAN MOVIESNo 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, 954-7916318.DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP2:30-4:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free (metered parking). Call 954-9213600.KUNDALINI YOGA FOR ADULTSLearn breathing techniques, postures & meditation with Mitar Kaur, IKYTA certied, to improve the immune system, increase exibility, reduce stress & heighten awareness; 9:30 a.m.; The Goddess Store, 2017 Harrison St. Call 954-696-9299.BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROLLearn 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 SARASWATIClassical Hatha Y oga classes are based on the Sivananda Method; 6:30-8:15 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $15 per class or $90/10 classes. Call 954-921-3600.ADULT BALLET CLASSES7:30-8:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899.TUESDA Y THURSDA Y 3HO KUNDALINI YOGA As taught by Y ogi Bhajan for all ages & Chanting, Massage, Diet, Hygiene; 6-7 p.m.; 3901 S. Ocean Dr.; $15 (1st class free with 10 paid classes). Call Sadhana Kaur Khalsa, 954-237-4186. TUES, WEDS, THURS & SATDANCE CLASSESDance Explosion offers classes in tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop & lyrical/contemRecreation Center, 108 N. 33 Ct.; $40/ month. Call 954-985-5674.TUES & THURSGROUP FITNESS Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500 for fees. FILM FLAMEnjoy a movie & light refreshments; 10 3408.TUESDA Y & FRIDA YVINYASA YOGA WITH RONNI FORDExperience dynamic Y oga 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 CLASSLearn the basics of pole dancing while toning and sculpting the body; 6-7 p.m.; Studio, 2850 Stirling Rd., Suite H; $20. WEDNESDA Y SKARATE CLASSESUSA Goju Karate classes develop cour tesy & self-condence while teaching self-defense; 6-7 p.m. (beginner kids), 7-8 p.m. (adults); Driftwood Community Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave.; $30/month resident ($20/2nd family member), $35/ month nonresident. Call Ed Gonzalez, 305-801-3361.PEE WEE TENNIS LESSONS T ennis Center, 510 N. 33rd Ct.; $15/session. Call 954-967-4237.SOUTH BROWARD BUSINESS COUNCILBrowards 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 MEDITATIONcrest Dr.; free. Call Roz, 954-962-7447.MENS GOLF GROUPRegister for 9 holes of golf & dinner with the Hollywood Mens Golf Association; 4:30 p.m.; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr.; $25 annual dues. Call Brian, 954-967-4653, ext. 24.MUSIC THEORY CLASSESFor ages 4-6 & 7-11; 3:30 p.m.; Muzart Kidz Konnection, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees.CHICAGO-STYLE STEPPINR&B ballroom dancing; 7-8:30 p.m.; Fred St.; $10. Call 954-921-3408.VINYASA YOGA WITH RONNI FORDExperience dynamic Y oga 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 MUSICMighty Horn Music presents saxophonist T ravis 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.WEDNESDA Y & THURSDA YTAI CHI9-10 a.m. Wed. & 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-9213600.ZAMAR SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS ages 6 & older, with scholarships & family discounts available; 3-5 p.m. Wed. 24 JUNE 2010 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


& 3-7:30 p.m. Thurs.; McNicol Community Center, 1411 S. 28th Ave. Call Dr. Brown, 954-2885443.THURSDA Y SBLUE MOON THURSDAY inspired musicians; 7 p.m.; Main 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 CLASSESLittle 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 GROUPShare your loss with others; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 by Hospice By The Sea. Must BNI HOLLYWOOD SYNERGY CHAPTERMembers of BNI (Business Network Intl.), a business & professional networking organization, share ideas, contacts & referrals; 7 a.m. breakfast meeting; Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, 400 Entrada Dr. Call Rene Curbelo, 305-651-5777OJIMA ENERGY EMPOWERMENT CIRCLENoninvasive, relaxing mind-body technique includes a 15-minute guided imagery & intention contemplation with founders/facilitators Gilbert & Mary Lou Cruz, 7-8:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $5 donation. Call 954-921-3600.ADULT JAZZ/EXERCISE8:30-9:30 p.m.; Dance Explosion, 6878 Stirling Rd.; $60/6-wk. session. Call 954-983-9899.BEGINNERS YOGAClassical Hatha Y oga classes are based on the Sivananda Method; 6:15-7:45 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; $81/9 classes. Call 954-921-3600.TAI CHI CLASSESBeginners classes are offered by the T aoist T ai Chi Society of USA; 10-11:30 a.m.; Fred Lippman St. Call 954-921-3408.KIDOKINETICS TRIAL CLASSAges 3-8 improve tness & health in a high-energy, noncompetitive atmosphere that emphasizes fun & condencebuilding; 4:30-5:15 p.m.; David 954-385-8511.BEACH PARTYFeatures Exotic Factory pole dancers & food & drink specials; 10:30 p.m.; V edus Fish and Burger Shack, 1500 N. Broadwalk. Call Manny, 954-668-3296.MUSIC CLASS FOR BABIES & CHILDRENMusic 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 A ppraisers Ofce will assist taxpayers with Homestead, Senior and other exemption applications & answer questions on property taxes (various documents required to le); 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Hollywood City Hall, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-357-6035.FRIDA Y SBROADWALK FRIDAY FESTExperience 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, 954-924-2980. KIDS EAT FREE DOWNTOWNAges 10 & younger enjoy a free kids menu meal when accompanied by an adult ordering an entre; 4-7 p.m.; A La T urca, Caf Italia, Dolce Vita, Exotic Bites, Huangs Mandarin House, Restaurant, Sage Caf & Oyster Bar, Spice Resto-Lounge, T aboulli, T averna Y iamas or The Little Bakery. Call the Downtown CRA, 954-921-3016.TIKI SUNSETS HAPPY HOURFeatures live music & entertainment at the poolside Lava T iki Bar & Grille; 6-9 p.m.; Crowne Ocean Dr.; no cover charge & free valet parking before 7 p.m. Call 954-454-4334.PLAZA PERFORMANCEBring a blanket or lawn chair & enjoy live entertainment in a variety of musical genres; 7 p.m.; lywood 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 singles to meet & mingle at some of the nest restaurants in Hollywood. Call 954-723-9608.CLASSIC MOVIES NIGHTNetwork with classic-lm lovers; 7 p.m.;, 1940 Harrison St. (Mezzanine). Call 954-367-6723. BALLROOM DANCINGIncludes dinner & free line dance lessons; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Hollywood Moose Lodge, 2907 T aylor St.; $10. Call 954-927-0826.WATERCOLOR CLASSESWith instructor Henriette Arnold; 10 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-9204574.TODDLER MUSIC CLASSESAges 2-5 along with their par ent/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 FRIDAYS7:30-9:30 p.m.; Mega Bite Cyber Caf, 1910 Hollywood Blvd.; free admission. Call 954-237-2888.FRIDA Y SUNDA YDOG BEACH OF HOLLYWOODDogs must have current rabies tag & owners are responsible for waste cleanup; 5-9 p.m.; & Custer streets; weekend daily pass is $5/resident, $10/nonresident (per dog); 6-month pass is $30/resident, $60/nonresident. Call 954-921-3404.SATURDA Y SDANCING IN THE PARK AFTER DARKEnjoy DJ music & disco dancing; Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500.OPEN MIC NIGHTSpoken word & acoustic music; 7 p.m.-midnight; Harrison Cafe, 2028 Harrison St. Call 954-3675982.IMAGINATION HOURStorytelling for children; 3 p.m.; lywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500.FITNESS BOOT CAMPAdult program combines specic methods of military training, martial arts & tness; 9:30-10:30 Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-9213500 or 954-963-7712. ADULT YOGA CLASSESArt and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Call 954-921-3274 for times & fees.SATURDA Y & SUNDA YARTSPARK FUN SHOPInteractive childrens arts activiCircle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-923-1950.AQUARIUM: BEHIND THE SCENESGet a closer look at a 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium & learn about its inhabitants; 2-2:30 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center St.; $1. Call 954-926-2480.SUNDA Y SORGANIC GREEN MARKETFeaturing Joshs Organic Garden; 9 a.m.-5:31 p.m., rain or shine; Harrison St. & the Broadwalk. Call 954-456-3276.PALM COURT JAZZLight, breezy jazz music; 4 p.m.; lywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500.K9 CHARM SCHOOLAll ages can learn commands (sit, down, stand, come & stay) as well as leash walking & how to handle problems such as jumping & improving attention; 8 or 9 $125/5 wks., plus $1.50 park weekend entrance fee. Must preregister: 954-357-8811. SUNDAY BRUNCH CRUISEEnjoy 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 Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1. Call 954-921-3500.THURS., JUNE 3MEET YOUR WILDLIFE FRIENDSSawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital presentation includes live animal encounters & information on how to care for them; 7-9 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Sheridan St. Call 954-938-0617.THE CONSTRUCTION UNDERGROUNDFirst anniversary celebration features discounted drinks, free food & hand-rolled cigars, giveaways & entertainment by DJ Gil Martin; 5:30-10 p.m.; Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Dr.; free with 3 business cards. Call CaSandra, 561-613-8865. BOOK CLUBSponsored by the Broward County Library; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-9262437.NATURE FRIENDS MEETINGFriends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center volunteer meeting for ages 13 & up; 7-9 p.m.; Nature Center Exhibit Hall at West Lake 954-926-2480.FRI., JUNE 4FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDSFamily social features a bounce house, clowns, arts & crafts, games & karaoke; 5-9 p.m.; Blvd. & 20th Ave.; free. Call 954921-3404.ARTSPARK MOVIES IN THE GROVEBring a blanket or chair & enjoy The Wizard of Oz; 8-10 p.m.; lywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3500.TAI CHIDemonstration class; 9-9:30 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-9213600.SAT ., JUNE 5KAYAK FOR BEGINNERS Skills include basic stroke, longdistance paddling, sea-kayaking & safety; 9-11:30 a.m.; Holland (ages 15+); must pre-register. Call instructor Colleen, 954-3285231. MUSIC CLUB OF HOLL YWOOD Guests are welcome at this monthly meeting; 10 a.m.; First wood, 1530 Hollywood Blvd. Call 954-985-6867.SUN., JUNE 6BLUE JEAN PARTY FOR SINGLESA Singles Affair event for singles of all ages features live music, dancing, appetizers & special 1885 Hollywood Blvd.; $15. Call Carol, 954-370-7352.MON., JUNE 7HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOPLearn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342.TUES., JUNE 8JUNIOR CHAMBER MEETINGThe 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 WORKSHOPSmall Business Marketing How to Stand Out in the Crowd!; 7:45-9 a.m.; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 330 N. Federal Hwy.; free for members, $25 for future members. Call 954-923-4000 to register.FREE BUSINESS COUNSELINGOne-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954703-7976.WED ., JUNE 9 HOLLYWOOD WOMENS CLUBGuests 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.LEGISLATIVE UPDATE LUNCHEON11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Marriott, 2501 N. Ocean Dr.; $35 for Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce members, $50 for future members. Call 954-923-4000.FREE BUSINESS COUNSELINGOne-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954703-7976.HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOPLearn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342.THURS., JUNE 10HOLLYWOOD ART GUILDMeeting open to the public features a ne-art demonstration, lively conversation & camaraderie; 7 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call FRI., JUNE 11FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDSFamily social features a bounce house, clowns, arts & crafts, games & karaoke; 5-9 p.m.; lywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-921-3404.SAT ., JUNE 12PARK PICNICCelebrate the grand reopening of painting, balloon twisting & food; 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; 1501 Jefferson St.; free. Call 954-921-3404.MUZART DATE NIGHTKids ages 2-10 can enjoy dinner & the movie Beverly Hills ChihuaStudio, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees.MON., JUNE 14HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOPLearn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342.TUES., JUNE 15DEPRESSION GLASS CLUBSouth Florida Depression Glass Club promotes awareness & appreciation of depression-era glassware through lectures, publications & exhibits; 7:30 p.m.; 964-8073.WOMEN LUNCHEONRegistration required; 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St.; $20 hyp members, $30 future members, $40 at the door. Call the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 954-923-4000.WED ., JUNE 16PARTY WITH A PURPOSENetworking & fundraising event featuring complimentary hors doeuvres, half-price cocktails, business card drawings, & free shufeboard & billiards will benet South Florida Siberian Husky Rescue; 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Dave & Busters, 3000 Oakwood Blvd.; $10. Call 954-962-8180.VETERANS MEETINGAll veterans are invited to the Hollywood meeting; 7 p.m.; Driftwood Recreation Center, 3000 N. 69th Ave. Call 954-296-1242.HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOPLearn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. 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THURS., JUNE 17COMPUTER CRAZET een program; 3:30-5:15 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call Angel Jenkins, 954-926-2430, ext. 243.SUMMER THEME STORY TIMESChildrens program; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Angel Jenkins, 954-926-2430, ext. 243.FRI., JUNE 18FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDSFamily social features a bounce house, clowns, arts & Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-9213404.LEADERSHIP HOLLYWOOD GRADUATIONRegistration required; 6-8 p.m.; Memorial Regional Hospital South, 3600 Washington St.; $10. Call the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Chamber, 954-9234000.PIZZA & BENEFITSLearn the benets of becoming a Hollywood Chamber member; noon-1 p.m.; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 330 N. Federal Hwy.; free for members, $10 for future members. Must register: 954-9234000.SAT ., JUNE 19ARTWALKStroll through Downtown Hollywoods galleries & boutiques & enjoy complimentary refreshments at all galleries & participating businesses; 7-10 p.m.; pick up a guided map at Comfort Zone Studio & Spa, 2028 Harrison St., Suite 1; free. Call 954-921-3404.ADULT CANVAS PARTYWine & light refreshments are served & childcare is provided at this painting party for adults; 6:30-10 p.m.; Muzart Studio, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-9241133.ECOACTION DAYV olunteers ages 13 & up who want to help clear natural areas of garbage & invasive plants should bring a hat, gloves, sunscreen & drinking water; 9 a.m.-noon; Sheridan St.; free. Must pre-register: 954-926-2480.FAMILY EXHIBIT HALL TOURT ake a guided tour of the Exhibit Hall, learn about the fascinating creatures of the mangrove swamp, then head outside to explore on one of the boardwalk trails; 11 a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West SUN., JUNE 20FATHERS DAY BIKE TOUREnjoy a 7.5-mi. roundtrip Eco-Mangrove T our; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood T rails, Hayes St. & the Broadwalk; $55/person & free for dads (no other discounts apply). Reservations required: 202-375-0283.FREE GALLERY ADMISSION DAYEnjoy Nathan Sawaya: Replay and Adaptation exhibitions; noon-4 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; free. Call 954-9213274. MON., JUNE 21HOLLYWOOD GARDEN CLUBAll ages are welcome to learn about gardening in South Florida, share tips & trade plants; 7-9 p.m.; Rm. 11. Call 954-921-3404.NATURE WALK & PLANT REMOVALT ake a guided nature walk in one of the few remaining natural oak hammocks left in Broward County & help remove invasive plants; 9 a.m.-noon; John St.; free. Call 954-921-3404.HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOPLearn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342.TUES., JUNE 22PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WORKSHOP Generating Leads with the South Florida Business Journal; 7:45-9 a.m.; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 330 N. Federal Hwy.; free for members, $25 for future members. Must register: 954-9234000.FREE BUSINESS COUNSELINGOne-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976.WED ., JUNE 23TEEN ARTS & CRAFTS4-5 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Angel Jenkins, 954-926-2430, ext. 243.FREE BUSINESS COUNSELINGOne-on-one business counseling sessions are sponsored by the City of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call M.D. Stewart & Associates, 954-703-7976.THURS., JUNE 24SUMMER THEME STORY TIMESChildrens program; 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Angel Jenkins, 954-926-2430, ext. 243.COMPUTER CRAZET een program; 3:30-5:15 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call Angel Jenkins, 954-926-2430, ext. 243.FRI., JUNE 25FAMILY FUN NIGHT AT CASTAWAY ISLANDBeat the heat at Castaway Island water park with games & activities for all ages in & out of the water; ages 12 months & younger). Call 954-357-8811.FUNTASTIC FRIDAYS FOR KIDSFamily social features a bounce house, clowns, arts & Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-9213404.SAT ., JUNE 26PLANKTON-A-PLENTY HIKE view plankton under a microscope & learn about their role in the food chain; 1-2 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature 954-926-2480.MON., JUNE 28TWEEN PROGRAMS1:30-3:30 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Angel Jenkins, 954-926-2430, ext. 243.TUES., JUNE 29YIDDISH FILM SERIESThe entire community is invited to enjoy a lm; 1:30 p.m.; T emple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; $2 contribution to the temple. Call Al Lipton, 305-937-7007. WED ., JUNE 30WARTIME VETS MEETINGAmerican Association of Wartime V eterans; 6:30-7:30 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227ENGLISH CAFEAdult literacy program; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Carol Russo, 954-926-2430, ext. 227. The works of internationally renowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya will return to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood on Saturday, June 5 and will stay on display through Sunday, Aug. 15. The Center will feature a family friendly exhibition of new work by Sawaya, whose 2008 summer exhibition drew the largest attendance in the Centers 30-year history. Throughout his Replay summer exhibition, children will be able to interact with the colorful bricks in the Centers student gallery. In addition, the Art and Culture Center will hold an opening reception for Sawaya on Friday, June 4 from 6 to 9 p.m., as well as a live Day Build on Saturday, June 5. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Free parking is available at the Center, which is located at 1650 Harrison St. General admission cost is $7 for adults; $4 for students, seniors and children ages 4 to 13; and free to Center members, as well as children under the age of 4 accompanied with an adult. For more information, call 954-921-3274 or visit www. Lego artist returns to Art and Culture Center of Hollywood in JuneART AND CULTURE EVENTS Send your Hollywood events to 26 JUNE 2010


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SafecareMedical Center Richard J. Wilbur, M.D.Board Certified in Internal Medicine Michaela Roberts and Cavan juniors at ChaminadeMadonna College which celebrated 50 years of Catholic education this year. Dr. James C. Lyons (top left) opened the Perfect Smile Dental Spa in June of 2008 and his staff Monica row) Mirjam Castrillon and Nyla Morrow are accepting new patients at their Downtown Hollywood location. Hollywood Lakes resident Ann Thompson grills up hot dogs and hamburgers at their annual block party. A local family is provided with groceries at Jubilee families with emergency resources and relief from hunger and despair. Center on May 23. Pageant title holders holding Hollywood Gazette at the Hollywood Chambers annual Expo Alfresco.PHOTO: MARTY FOYERPHOTO: COURTNEY ORTIZ PHOTO: COURTNEY ORTIZ PHOTO: DAVID UDOFF Reinfeld Photography in Downtown Hollywood ( PHOTO: JACK SIRIANI PHOTO: JACK SIRIANI PHOTO: COURTNEY ORTIZ PHOTO: JACK SIRIANILOVE THY NEIGHBOR: Hollywood neighbors Victoria Beach Chamber of Commerce. Playing at the ArtsPark on Young Circle. PHOTO: JACK SIRIANISMOOTH OPERATORS: Smith Etienne Aida Bandes are happy to serve you at the Smoothie King on Young Circle Downtown Hollywood. Playing at the ArtsPark on Young Circle.LOCAL PEOPLE Playing at the ArtsPark on Young Circle.PHOTO: 28 JUNE 2010


No matter how young you are, you must realize this simple fact: You get long-term care insurance based on your health, not your money. You need to change the way you think. Acknowledge and then clear your mind of the very common, incorrect, preconceived and irrelevant beliefs listed below 1. Only people in their 80s and 90s need care. 2. My spouse or I am healthy and wont need care. 3. I can always get it later. 4. It is too expensive. 5. Medicare will pay for it. Here is the relevant information you should have when determining how important LTC Insurance is to protect your family from almost certain poverty. 1. Many people will need help sooner than later. Currently 37 percent of people who receive long-term care are younger than 65. It is very important to remember that you may need care at any age. 2. Once you or spouse reaches 65, you will have a 68 percent chance of becoming disabled or becoming cognitively impaired. Sadly, most of us has had a parent or grandparent that experienced a health issue and lost independence or cognitive mental abilities. However, do you remember if their dependence lasted 10, 15 or 20 years? Was it both of your parents or grandparents? 3. The cost of providing and receiving long-term care will be devastating on your lifestyle or current standard of living. Todays cost of assistance at home, assisted living facility or nursing home will destroy your nest egg at the rate of $45,000 to $70,000 per year. How many years of your 20-year plan (from age 65 to age 85) could you afford this expense from your life savings? I urge you to join the ranks of the prepared. Use your good health today to avoid using your life savings tomorrow. When you change the way you think about long-term care, you preserve the efforts of your hard work and avoid losing your standard of living for you and your family. The simple truth about long-term care expenses is the less you plan the more your nest egg pays. C Edward Howell & Associates educates the public on important topics like Medicare, Social Security, Long-Term Care, Life Insurance, Income Replacement, Estates, Investments and Life Time Income Generation. Charles Howell can be reached at 954-559-8556 or at Change the way you think about LTC InsuranceLANDSCAPE ENGR MS Agricultural Engr or equiv. & proof of leg. rt. to work perm. in US reqd. Design landscape, garden, construction/aesthetic layouts, etc. 40hrs/wk, hol & wnds as need, FT, M-F, 9-5. CEBB ENGINEERING & TESTING CO., 7450 Griffin RD, #140, Davie, FL 33314. BY CHARLES E. HOWELL | BY SUZI KHANI | The Department of Motor Vehicles recently changed Florida Statute 322. 0261, which dictates new traffic school policies for various traffic offenses, and failure to follow these changes could lead to the suspension of driving privileges. The Department of Motor Vehicles now mandates four hours of traffic school to all traffic offenders who get ticketed for running a red light, passing a stopped school bus, driving recklessly, racing on the highway, spectating racing on the highway or having a collision where anyone involved was transported to the hospital by ambulance. If a driver received a ticket for the above listed infractions and chose to fight the ticket, the only time this class is not mandatory is if the ticket has been dismissed. For example, you get a ticket, hire a ticket specialist and the judge withholds your points, saying no traffic school and charges you court fees and the price of the ticket. The driver will still have to go to traffic school, according to the new law. In addition, drivers will have to show the DMV proof of course completion. If the driver elected to take traffic school to avoid the points, then he or she needs to prove to the county that the course has been completed to avoid receiving points. The driver also has to prove to the State of Florida DMV that the class was completed. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the driver to prove to both institutions that he or she has complied. For now, the DMV has sent notices to those who have not complied. However, if the driver has moved at all, he shouldnt count on receiving any kind of notice. Happy Traffic, Inc., a driver improvement school and traffic education center in Hollywood, offers links on its Web site to check tickets and licenses at For more information about the new traffic laws, call Suzi at 954-924-9999. DMV now mandates traffic school for traffic infractionsJennifer M. Hansen, of Hollywood, received a Juris Doctor from the Wake Forest University School of Law and was one of 161 graduates hooded during a ceremony in Wait Chapel on May 16. Candidates for and holders of masters and doctoral degrees wear hoods over their graduation robes, which identifies the level of the degree, the field of learning and the institution that awards it. She was conferred May 17 during the Wake Forest University graduation ceremonies held at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Robert Raynor, a senior at Chamindae-Madonna High School in Hollywood, received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program presented Raynor with the award on behalf of President Obama. Raynor earned his award by completing nearly 550 hours of community service at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Miramar. His volunteer activities involved assisting at numerous church retreats and fundraisers, leading the churchs youth group and regularly serving as a lector, Eucharistic minister and altar server. The Rev. Jonathan ClosnerBenavidez got me involved at St. Stephen, Raynor said. He helped me realize the benefit of helping without expecting something in return. Chamindae-Madonna principal Gloria Ramos said students must complete 20 hours of community service each year, but that Raynor clearly went above and beyond the required numbers of hours. He is a true example of our motto Toward a Better World, she said. Hollywood resident and high school senior Rebecca A. Mendelsohn, who attends Pine Crest School, won a National Merit $2,500 Scholarship for her academic accomplishments. This years competition for National Merit Scholarships began in October 2008 when more than 1.5 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Last fall, the highest-scoring participants in each state, representing less than 1 percent of the states seniors, were named semifinalists on a state representational basis. Only the 16,000 semifinalists had an opportunity to continue in the competition, and Mendelsohn made the cut, receiving one of 2,500 scholarships to use at the university of her choice. She plans to study medicine. In addition, Hollywood resident Patricia A, Matthews, who attends the College Academy at Broward Community College, received a National Merit Scholarship to attend Auburn University in Alabama. She plans to study aerospace engineering. 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