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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts recently honored 1,400 volunteers who donated in excess of 100,000 hours of community service this year, the equivalent of an in-kind donation of more than $1 million. Among those honored included Hollywood residents Angie Colon and Sandra Tavlin who have volunteered for 20 years, and residents Deisy Rodriguez and her daughters, Jacqueline and Stephanie, who also volunteer at the Broward Center. Its especially important to applaud the contributions that each and every one of you has made to the success of our family of theaters over the last two decades, said Broward Center President and CEO Kelly Shanley in his opening remarks at the event. You play a vital role in our success by donating your time and talents and ensuring that our theaters are a place where memorable moments are made. Volunteers usher and serve as community ambassadors for the Broward Center and its affiliate venues, the Parker Playhouse, the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Performing Arts Center at Nova Southeastern University, the Miramar Cultural Center/Arts Park and the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Volunteers commit for the entire season to one of 10 weekly time periods choosing from seven evening and three matinee performance schedules. For more information, contact the volunteer office at 954-4682684. Hollywood residents Barbara Simmonds and Zareda Strobel have volunteered at the Broward Center for 20 years. Winter Business Expo on Tuesday January 18th at the Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport Hotel Deisy Rodriguez (center) with her daughters Jacqueline and Stephanie all volunteer at the Broward Center.The Broward Center for the Performing Arts honors Hollywood volunteers for their serviceHOLLYWOOD STARS HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM5


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Make your New Years resolution to shed unwanted pounds a reality with the 4th annual Shape Up Hollywood challenge at Synergize!, a local heathand-fitness studio specializing in bodyfat reduction and weight management. During the 12-week bodytransformation program that begins Jan. 22 at the semiprivate training studio at 1200 N. Federal Hwy., Shape Up Hollywood participants will battle the bulge with small group training sessions at least three times a week, nutrition counseling, weekly weigh-ins, a grocery shopping tour, and unlimited email and telephone coaching. Shape Up Hollywood at Synergize! is an affordable, fun alternative to traditional personal training that offers all of the same benefits, said Synergize! president Shondelle Solomon-Miles, a personal trainer, author and renowned fitness guru. The built-in support network of fellow participants and the oldfashioned, good-natured competition make this program unique. Twenty-five challenge participants will be selected from the pool of applicants, with priority given to Hollywood residents and those who desire to lose a significant amount of weight. And for those who need more incentive than looking and feeling better in the New Year, the winner of Shape Up Hollywood 2011 will receive a prize package worth more than $2,000, including six weeks of continued training at Synergize!, a beauty makeover and other gifts from Hollywood businesses. Solomon-Miles said participants can drop at least 22 pounds by following her tried-and-true program, which combines nutrition with working out efficiently and effectively. Shape Up Hollywood success stories include 2008 winner Sonia Tigero, a personal chef. I can honestly say that before Synergize!, I was a loser a real one with no hope, weighing 331 pounds, Tigero said. After 12 weeks, I was declared the Biggest Loser or Winner of Shape Up Hollywood, and after 16 weeks following the Synergize! program, I had lost 57 pounds. Today, I am down a whopping 158 pounds and it feels phenomenal. Challenge participant Lorraine Brown said she hadnt worked out in years before discovering the Shape Up Hollywood program in 2009 and was badly out of shape from having my two kids. After completing the challenge, Brown not only went from a size 16 to a size 8, but felt much healthier, was more optimistic and had more energy for her children than ever before. Solomon-Miles called the Shape Up Hollywood program an effective weight-loss solution for people looking for accountability and to be taken out of their comfort zone. I believe that everyone could use some additional motivation, especially at the start of the New Year when people have likely spent the prior month or two indulging in holiday feasts, she said. Shape Up Hollywood is a great way for men and women to get geared up for being healthy in 2011, and to make fitness a part of their daily lives in a simple, affordable and fun way. During her nearly decade-long battle of the bulge in South Florida, Solomon-Miles has helped hundreds of Hollywood residents achieve significant body-transformation results. With a specific focus on busy women who desire to return to previous states of health and vitality, Synergize! provides a motivated community for the advancement of personal fitness levels through professional instruction, foodintake counseling, individualized fitness planning and an environment of positive fun. If there is one thing that I know very well, it is how to lose fat, tone your body, and improve your health and fitness in minimal time, Solomon-Miles said. She holds a masters degree from the University of Miami in Sports Medicine, with an emphasis in Exercise Science, is the recent recipient of the Fitness Expert of the Year award from the American Womens Business Association and has earned various personal training certifications, including CrossFit certification. CrossFit is an intense exercise program characterized by dynamic exercises such as plyometric jumps and Olympic lifts while using nontraditional weightlifting equipment. Its a core-strength and conditioning program based on constantly changing functional movements to burn fat during workouts and after, Solomon-Miles said. The CrossFit program offered at Synergize! is modified as moderateto high-intensity training to include all fitness levels. It features exercises such as pushups, sit-ups, squats, walking, running, rowing and jumping rope, and utilizes equipment that includes barbells, medicine balls and kettlebells. Theres really nothing off limits with CrossFit. Its a methodology of training that incorporates anything and everything, said Solomon-Miles, who will become an official CrossFit affiliate this month. Workouts vary every day, so it never gets boring. To learn more about Synergize! semiprivate training, group exercise classes and nutrition coaching, call 954-924-4465 or visit www. Interested Shape Up Hollywood applicants can visit www. for monthly fees, additional information and to apply for the challenge. The deadline is Jan. 15. FLIPANY to host its fifth annual 5K/10K run or walk in HollywoodThe fth annual FLIPANY 5K/10K Run or Walk will take place on Sunday, Jan. 9 to raise money for the nonprot organizations school and community-based, free physical activity and nutrition programs that integrate sports, healthy eating, meal planning and cooking classes to facilitate healthy living for low-income children and families in Broward, Dade and Palm Beach counties. The race, which takes place at the North Beach Park located at 3601 N. Ocean Drive, begins at 7:30 a.m. with a free pancake breakfast beginning at 6:30 a.m. The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children if pre-registered. The $25 also pays for a nutrition class with a dietitian and chef. Participants must register by 11:59 a.m. on Jan. 7. After the race, awards will be given to the top three men and women in 15 different age groups, ranging from ages 9 and older, and activities like arts and crafts, a Zumba Class, Yoga and karate demonstrations will also take place after the race. For more information, visit COVER STORY Synergize! launchs 4th Annual Shape Up Hollywood Challenge BY CARON CONWAY LEAD CORRESPONDENT Jennifer Sandomir and Marika Guyton are getting on the ball and entering the 12 week challenge. Matthew Sandomir is kicking off his new year by entering the 12-week transformational weight loss challenge at Synergize! Shondelle SolomonMiles is the founder of Synergize! and has facilitated the Shape Up Hollywood Challenge for the past 4 years. 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On the third Wednesday of every month since 2008, Hollywood Gazette and Dave & Busters have hosted Party with a Purpose, a networking and fundraising event benefiting nonprofit organizations in the community, and have raised more than $10,000 for the organizations in the process. The start of 2011 will continue these philanthropic efforts for new charities, but the events will now take place on the third Tuesday of the month. Party with a Purpose was conceived of by Hollywood Gazette Publisher, Jennifer Sandomir in 2007 as a way to connect local professionals with local residents for the purpose of getting to know a different non-profit impacting their community. Having served on the board of non-profit organizations, I found that almost as important as raising funds was raising friends, said Sandomir. Connecting with people willing to contribute time and energy is vital to the growth of any non-profit. The event is open to local residents, businesses and even families with small children. This is not your traditional business networker, explained Sandomir. We put residents together with business owners and non-profits. Theres a fun and relaxed synergy. People come for the networking, make a difference in the community and stay for the fun at Dave & Busters! The Hollywood Gazette promotes the event each month in cooperation with the selected non-profit while Dave and Busters provides the space as well as complimentary appetizers, billiards, shuffleboard and half-price happy-hour cocktails. A raffle with door prizes donated by local businesses concludes the event with several winners each month. Marika Guyton, founder of ABOUTU4U Event Planning and the organizer of Party with a Purpose, said the events are all about raising awareness about nonprofit organizations in the community. The Party with a Purpose events provide the opportunity for people to give back to their community and provide a way to connect and build business opportunities, Guyton said. This year we are excited to have moved the event to the third Tuesday to accommodate the schedule of Hollywood commissioners who were unable to attend on Wednesdays because of their commission meetings. Hollywood City Manager Cameron Benson has been very supportive and attends after the meetings whenever possible. The events have benefited organizations like Kids in Distress, the American Cancer Society and the Boys & Girls Club. And when the Heart Gallery a unique organization created to increase the number of adoptive families for children needing homes in our community had its Party with a Purpose in October 2009, the event raised more than $1,000. The Hollywood Womens Club had its event last July, and club raised a record-breaking $2,500. This community is overwhelmingly generous, said Sandomir, people regularly show up and donate ten times the entrance fee just to support the organization. The events begin at 5:30 p.m. at Dave and Busters 3000 Oakwood Blvd. in Hollywood. 100% of your $10 admission is donated to the non-profit of the month. Come to network, stay to play! For more information about Party with a Purpose, call 954962-8180. Party with a Purpose events invite residents, BY BRETT DALY | ASSOCIATE EDITORCOMMUNITY NEWS Each Party with a Purpose includes free Hors doeuvres, half-price happy-hour cocktails, raffles and free shuffleboard and billiards for only a $10 donation. One-hundred percent of the proceeds go directly to the charity featured that month. 8 JANUARY 2011


4x4 UP TO 20x20EVERYTHING MUST GO! TILES FROM 40 HALF MILLION SQ. FT. OF TILE MUST GO Q :What causes lower back pain and how do chiropractors correct this problem? A. There are many causes for lower back pain, but the most common reasublaxation complex. Basically, in simple terms, this condition is characterized by a misalignment of the bones of the spine. This malposition leads to muscle spasms and/or ing muscles. In many cases there is a corresponding pressure or irritation on the nerves that exit mation occur in or around the disc, joints, or surrounding soft tissue. If these conditions persist for years, it leads to pathology of the or arthritis. My passion as a Chiropractor is to promote proper neuromusculoskeletal system functioning by evaluating, detecting, and correcting vertebral sublaxation complex. This correction is done by hand, by a procedure called an adjustment, combined with an exercise program. The adjustment is safe, effective and painless. A new study from the Medical Research Council shows that spinal adjustments, the primary form of care performed by Doctors of Chiropractic combined with an exercise program offers the most effective treatment for those suffering from back pain. This study published in the British Medical Journal states that the chiropractic approach symptoms and long term improvements in general health. Another study in the journal of Manipulative and physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care is more effective than medical care at treatment of chronic lower back pain. Get with modern science, stop suffering with back pain, get your adjustments and get rid of your back pain! Dr. Scott Hedrick is a board certified multi-state licensed Chiropractic physician with 20 years experience in private practice in South Florida. He is experienced in injury/pain treatment, physical therapy and nutrition. DR. SCOTT HEDRICKAsk Dr. Hedrick..."I have had a massage in a spa, is that the type of massage you provide at Massage is a very important part of the treatment and rehabilitation of many of my injury and chronic pain patients. The spa massage you had typically and kneading of the muscles. IT is great for physical and mental relaxation and increased circulation to the muscles. We provide that type of massage to a small degree, but mostly provide a deep tissue, medical type massage. Commonly known as neuromuscular re-education and myofascial release, these types of massages have many more patients who have been injured in auto accidents require this deep tissue medical massage to reduce pain, speed up healing time, rehabilitate and stabilize their injury and prevent permanent muscle injury. Massage feels great and makes you healthier. professionals and non-profits to connect PARTY WITH A PURPOSE Hollywood Jaycees Foundation, a nonprofit committed to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship. American Cancer Societys Relay for Life, a 24-hour run/walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Art of Culture Center of Hollywood, which presents contemporary gallery exhibitions, live stage performances and highquality education programs for adults and children. (moved from the third Tuesday in observance of Passover): CasaBlanca Academy, a school that uses a unique curriculum that addresses the difficulties faced by children with sensory processing difficulties and difficulties communicating and relating to others. Broward Outreach Center, which offers comprehensive homeless assistance in South Florida by providing spiritual, educational and financial support. Ft. Lauderdale Childrens Theatre, a not-for-profit organization offering theatre arts classes and camps for children and teens. Hollywood Womens Club, a nonprofit organization of women residing in Hollywood and the surrounding area who work to improve the community through volunteer service. Hollywood Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit foundation awarding students of South Broward County tuition scholarships to attend college. Community Enhancement Collaboration, Inc. Washington Park, a nonprofit corporation that fosters the development of grassroot leaders within the county and communities and enhances the quality of life for the Washington Park area. Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eradicating illiteracy among youth. South Florida Ballet Theater, a nonprofit organization that brings professional dance training and performances to the community and provides low-income children the opportunity to dance. The January Party with a Purpose will benefit the Hollywood Jaycees, a nonprofit organization committed to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change. The Jaycees will in turn donate all the proceeds of the event to the Avilez family. Last October, Derek Avilez, a Hollywood firefighter, was seriously injured in an offduty accident and has since been in the hospital paralyzed and on a ventilator. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Dave & Busters, 3000 Oakwood Blvd. For more information, call 954-9628180. January Party with a Purpose funds to benefit injured Hollywood firefighter on behalf of the Hollywood JayceesDerek Avilez Party with a Purpose 2011 schedule and nonprofit organizations SAVE THE DATES HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM9


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At a Joint/Special City Commission/CRA meeting on Dec. 15, the Hollywood City Commission unanimously approved the allocation of 39 additional rooms for the Margaritaville Hotel, bringing the total to 349 rooms in the 17-story building, and approved the site plan for the Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort Project. Leander Hamilton, planning administrator, said the proposed site plan presented to the City Commissioners was consistent with the criteria set forth in the Zoning and Land Development Regulations, Comprehensive Plan and City-Wide Master Plan. The City-Wide Master Plan tells us exactly what we need to do to make Hollywood a place where we all want to be, Hamilton said, and the similarities in these site plans (the one mapped out in the Master Plan and the proposed Margaritaville plan) really are striking. We really took our time and looked everything over. This hotel was designed to be a world-class, resort-style hotel. The City sent out requests for proposals for the redevelopment of the city-owned, 6-acre parcel in the summer of 2009 and commenced negotiations and preliminary technical reviews with Margaritaville in May 2010. Margaritaville out-scored three other proposals, including Plant Hollywood. The property bounded by A1A to the west, Johnson Street to the north, Michigan Street to the south and the Broadwalk to the east contains an east and west parcel for Margaritaville Enterprises, a Jimmy Buffett Caribbean Island destination enterprise that promotes an escapism lifestyle, to develop. Hamilton said the west parcel, located along the Intracoastal Waterway, will contain a dock with a pavilion and public restrooms. The east side, or Oceanside, will contain the 349-room hotel; 25,500-square-foot restaurant and retail space; 22,604-sqaure-foot ballroom; 15,500-square-foot spa and fitness area; a pool deck which will contain three pools, plus the Lone Palm Bar, the Air Stream Bar and Captain Tonys Pizza Shack; two outdoor lawns; and a parking garage with up to 456 hotel parking spaces and up to 600 public parking spaces. Everything is going according to plan, said Lon Tabatchnick, developer for the $130 million Margaritaville project. Its going better than I would have expected it to have gone. This is a huge undertaking, and weve taken the time to get it right. With the passing of these agenda items, the Development and Lease Agreement, along with the companion documents, will be presented next to the City Commission at the Jan. 19 City Commission meeting. For more information about the status of the Margaritaville project, visit the City of Hollywoods website at and click on the Johnson Street/Beach RFP link under the Hot Information section. MUNICIPAL NEWS City Commission approves Margaritaville Resort Project site plan BY BRETT DALY | ASSOCIATE EDITORThe Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB) is holding a Public Hearing to solicit citizen input, regarding FY 2011-2012 funding needs, on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. at City Hall in Room 219 (The City Commission Chambers). This Public Hearing is an opportunity for Hollywood citizens and business owners to provide input regarding the most important community needs. The Department of Community Development and Code Compliance encourages all interested Hollywood residents and business owners to attend the meeting. Written comments on housing and community development priority needs can be submitted to the Department of Community Development and Code Compliance, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Room 203, on or before Jan. 11. Records and information related to the Citys Consolidated Plan, including the Citys use of assistance under the CDBG and HOME programs during the preceding five years, are available to the public at the above address, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For more information, call 954-9213271 or visit housing/pdf/StabilizationProgram ThirdRevision.pdf. Public invited to attend city hearing regarding FY 2011-2012 funding needs 12 JANUARY 2011


With an expert cardiac transplant team standing by and one patient waiting for a heart, Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital achieved an extraordinary milestone last month. Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital, the leading Childrens Hospital in Broward and Palm Beach, received federal approval from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) to launch a pediatric heart transplant program, clearing the path for pediatric cardiac surgeons to perform the first heart transplant in the history of the hospital on Dec. 15. This is a momentous occasion for our team, but its also great news for our surrounding communities and the patients and families we have the pleasure to serve, said Frank Scholl, M.D., chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital. The establishment of this program is truly an advancement in medical care in this community, and one that will impact the lives of many children and families in years to come. Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospitals Pediatric Heart Transplant Program is one of only two programs in South Florida, an area that serves close to 1.5 million children. There are now a total of four pediatric heart transplant centers in Florida: Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg and Shands Hospital at the University of Florida in Gainesville. With this new program in Broward County, many families will benefit by having a specialized team closer to home. Prior to federal approval, statistics showed that a large number of children did not have sufficient access to heart transplant services, and many had to seek services outside South Florida and even out of state. The approval of the program is the culmination of years of strategic planning, including the formation of a pediatric cardiac transplant team with the right mix of expertise and compassion. Dr. Scholl, together with Maryanne Chrisant, M.D., who was hired in 2010 as the medical director of the pediatric heart transplant team, and Chris Mashburn, RN, who serves as the director of clinical programs and lead transplant coordinator, form the core of the transplant team. This is a comprehensive team effort, Chrisant said. This child is doing well because of the amazing efforts and expertise of nurses, intensivists, perfusionists and laboratory medicine all levels of patient care. Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital performs its first heart transplant HEALTH NEWS The Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital Pediatric Cardiac Transplant team includes (from left to right) Maryanne Chrisant, MD, Medical Director; Chris Mashburn, RN, Director of Clinical Programs and Lead Transplant Coordinator; and Dr. Frank Scholl, Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery. Be a million miles away in about 20 minutes... BOOK TODAY AT 800.227.6963www.SummerCashForGas.com4000 S. OCEAN DRIVE HOLLYWOOD, FL 33019Discover a tropical oasis along the edge of the intracoastal waterwayRelax and unwind in chic hotel that offers endless amenities including a sleep advantage program, beach club, tness center, tiki bar and exceptional waterfront dining. The perfect summer getaway is closer than you think. Rates from $150 GET SUMMER CAS H FOR GAS !BOOK YOUR S TAY & RE C EIVE A V I S A GIFT CARD WORTH UP TO $50Includes: Breakfast for 2 daily, $15 in-room movie credit, 2 drink coupons daily. Rates are per room, per night (For travel thru Sept. 30th, 2008)DETA ILS AT EARLY BIRD SPECIALS Mon.Fri. | 4-6 p.m. Includes either soup or salad, an entre and dessert for $12.954000 S. Ocean Dr. Hollywood, FL per person Be a million miles away in about 20 minutes... BOOK TODAY AT 800.227.6963www.SummerCashForGas.com4000 S. OCEAN DRIVE HOLLYWOOD, FL 33019Discover a tropical oasis along the edge of the intracoastal waterwayRelax and unwind in chic hotel that offers endless amenities including a sleep advantage program, beach club, tness center, tiki bar and exceptional waterfront dining. The perfect summer getaway is closer than you think. Rates from $150 GET SUMMER CA S H FOR GA S !BOOK YOUR S TAY & RE C EIVE A V I S A GIFT CARD WORTH UP TO $50Includes: Breakfast for 2 daily, $15 in-room movie credit, 2 drink coupons daily. Rates are per room, per night (For travel thru Sept. 30th, 2008)DE TA IL S AT Start the New Year TOUCH OF GRACE SPA We have shellac!! Its just as great as you have heard... Book a manicure and pedicure and the shellac is just $5 more! HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM13


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COMMUNITY NEWS The seventh annual Fairy Tale Ball Mulan, a two-day event filled with entertainment, golf, galas and more than 550 guests, raised almost $270,000 for the Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital. Over the last seven years, the event coordinated by the Diamond Angels and Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital Foundation, which raises money to help underwrite the cost of programs and equipment at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital and serves as the central agency through which charitable contributions are made has made nearly $2 million. The majority of funds raised will support the new recently expanded Wasie NICU at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital, a state-of-the-art, 64-bed facility that cares for South Floridas most acutely ailing newborn babies made possible by The Wasie Foundation. Approximately $19,430 of the evenings proceeds will support the Diamond Angels Family Fund, set up to benefit the families of children with lifethreatening conditions being treated at the hospital. The Wasie NICU is a leading edge facility that helps save the lives of prematurely born babies each and every day, said Kevin Janser, vice president and executive director of the Memorial and Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital Foundations. We are grateful to the Diamond Angels, their tireless work and to The Westin Diplomat for their ongoing commitment to this fabulous event. The impact of the dollars raised changes lives and will go a long, long way toward helping children and families most in need. To learn more about Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital Foundation or to make a donation, call 954-265-3454. Tara and James Dishinger.Julie and Joe McDonnell with Dr. Nick and Kelly Ruggiero.Fairy Tale Ball raises $270,000 for Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital This years Diamond Angels ambassador, Maggie, with two of her NICU doctors and her parents. Pictured are (L-R): Dr. Bruce Schulman, Maggies parents, Maggie and Dr. Lester McIntyre.Sherrie Helms with General Manager of the Diplomat Resort and Spa Mark Kukulski. HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM15


Although shes only 9 years old, Hollywood resident Lauren Rosenthal has already demonstrated her compassion, generosity and unwavering strength. Born with a neuromuscular disease that affects her ability to walk, Lauren recently underwent surgery to correct the disability at Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina. She spent two months in recovery, rehabbing twice a day, and after returning to Hollywood in November, she still attends rehabilitation three times a week. But instead of feeling discouraged, Lauren felt a strong desire to help other children in similar situations. From the beginning to the end, Shriners was so giving and so passionate, said Karen Rosenthal, Laurens mother. They did everything possible to make it feel like Lauren wasnt in a hospital. Seeing the other children going through similar things made her feel like she wanted to give back. Karen said that just a few days after arriving home, Lauren tenaciously scoured her bedroom and collected books, videos, games and toys to donate to the hospital. Considering that she could barely walk with a walker, Karen said she really admired her daughters determination. In an effort to do even more, Lauren also organized a garage sale last month to raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children, which is a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to age 18 with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lips and palates are eligible for care and receive all services in a family centered environment, regardless of the patients ability to pay, according to the hospitals website. Their Child Life department also sets up activities throughout the day and provides gifts to patients to make their stay in the hospital more comfortable. Lauren set up a lemonade stand (at the garage sale), which was a big hit, Karen said. In spite of the cold weather, people lined up to buy lemonade as Lauren explained her experience at Shriners. It was quite moving to witness. She had a lot of fun and got a lot out of it. Lauren raised a few hundred dollars through her initiatives and plans to present a check to her doctor at her follow-up appointment in February. Im ecstatic that she wants to do this, Karen said. Im hoping that her friends will see how hard shes working and want to give back, too. Anyone can hold a community fundraiser, whether youre a business executive, mother or kid. Its a great way to give back, and I think people need to give back. Karen said that because of the doctors and caregivers at Shriners, Lauren will soon re-join her third-grade classmates at Nativity Catholic School in Hollywood. The goal is to transition her from her walker to her leg braces and then to nothing, she said. Her doctors have high-hope for her. Theyve made everything a nice experience for her, and when the hospital sent her leg braces by mail, they had even placed a stuffed animal in her knee-immobilizers. For more information about Shriners or to donate, call 1-800-241-GIFT or visit FOR GOODNESS SAKE Hollywood girl raises money for the hospital helping her walk BY BRETT DALY | ASSOCIATE EDITOR Lauren with a Shriners caregiver in Greenville, South Carolina. Laurens lemonade stand and garage sale raised a few hundred dollars for Shriners. 16 JANUARY 2011


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The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supported in part by its members, admissions, private entities, the City of Hollywood, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; the Kresge Foundation; and the National Endowment for the Arts. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work. Funding for After-School Visual Arts Education is provided in part by the Hollywood Rotary Club Foundation. Funding for the family performing arts season is provided in part by Funding Arts Broward. Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine is funded in part by Citizens Interested in Arts, Inc. Opening Reception: Fri., Jan. 21, 2011 Exhibition runs: Jan. 22 Feb 18 Raffle Event: Fri., Feb. 18 Happy New Year from the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood! Check out whats happening this January . Now in its fourth year, this exhibition and fund-raiser is comprised of approximately 100 donated works in all media by artists who have been invited to participate. Abracadabra culminates with a live raffle of these outstanding art works in the main gallery. All works are exhibited prior to the evening of the raffle, affording ticket buyers an opportunity to preview the art before the main event! For more information, visit or call 954. 921. 3274.Every dollar donated to Abracadabra will be matched by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as part of its Knight Arts Challenge for the Centers Hot Topics Discussion Series. Ethan Bortnick, March 5 6 Bits N Pieces, February 5 Drumluv Visual Arts StudioFor more information or to register, visit or call 954. 921. 3274. 1650 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020 9 54. 921. 3274 Family Friendly Performances Atlantic Coast Theatre: The Fairy Tales of Grimm Saturday, January 22, 2 pm Bits N Pieces Puppet Theatre: The Ugly Duckling Saturday, February 5, 2 pm Florida Youth Orchestra: Major Music Presents Saturday, February 19, 2 pm Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time machine Saturday, March 5, 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 6, 3 pmArts programs for adults, teens, and children starting in January and FebruaryFor Children Drumluv: West African Drumming & Dance (grades K 6), begins Jan. 18 Visual Arts Studio (grades 2 5), begins Jan. 25 Youth Show Chorus (grades 1 8), begins Feb. 28 For Teens Art School Boot Camp (grades 9 12), begins Feb. 2For Adults Drop-in Figure Drawing ongoing; every second Thursday Downtown Drawing begins Jan. 22 Creative Approach to Drawing begins Jan. 25For All Piano, Guitar, and Voice: Private Instruction lessons by appointment 18 JANUARY 2011


I just had to step out of my geographic comfort zone for this one. Friends from Plantation, Davie, Cooper City, Hollywood, North Miami and Boca are raving about a woodoven Pizzeria with Italian specialty dishes that are just too good to be true. So my foodies and I took a short trip from Hollywood to Davie and dined at Liguoris Fired Up Restaurant. After being seated, what to my wandering eyes did appear but a Salads were great, the Meatballs divine, the Mussels and Clams were mineall mine. The Pizza was great so we ate and we ate, but make no mistake the White Clam Pizza and I had a date. Now onto some more we ordered for four. Stop everything now its time to get realvery real. The Chicken Wing Scarpariello ($12.95) is by far the tastiest Italian Wings ever. It was loaded with Sausages, Peppers, Mushrooms, Onions, Kalamata Olives, Potatoes and more, then deglazed with white wine and red vinegar. This dish is a treat that will go on my list with the Best Of in South Florida. Joining the list as well is the White Clam Pizza with fresh-chopped Clams, Parsley, Garlic and Oil. John Liguori has made this a specialty Pizza which was created by Carmine and Sheila Giardini. I call this a fabulous, flavorful meal in one that brought more smiles to the table ($15.50). Zuppa Di Mussels ($8.95) hit the spot as we dipped the remaining bread in the sauce, leaving the bowl empty as though nothing was ever in it. Im just loving Liguoris its a red-hot fire for me. The Veal Chop Parmigiana is a 12 ounce, butterflied and pounded Veal Chop that is baked to perfection and served with Rigatoni ($18.95). You just cant get any better than this. Everything at Liguoris is made from scratch, from the Pizza Dough to the family secret ingredients of homemade sauces (with imported Italian Tomatoes) and so outstanding. The Eggplant, Chicken and Veal dishes as well as the Stuffed Peppers are all seasoned to delight the palate. Sandweeeches (sandwich) require a knife and fork (oversized starting at $7.95), Wood-Oven Pizza ($10.95) is a must, and for the health conscious, you can have it with multi-grain dough, and the list goes on (Im moving in). Pasta dishes, homemade Sauces and Pasta toppings alone are worth the trip(only a seven-minute drive from Hollywood). With exciting appetizers and wonderful main dishes full of flavor and love from the Liguori family, all that was left was the dessert. (Yummo.) The Italian Cheese Cake, along with the Cannoli, was more than enough, and added to the plate that was everyones favoriteZeppoles, deep fried with a dusting of powdered sugar. What made our meal even better was noticing the owner going over to each and every table to meet and greet (how nice enjoyment was as good as it can get. Catering keeps Liguori busy, since he customizes menus for any and every occasion (no party is too small or too big). Liguoris Fired Up Wood Oven Pizzeria and Italian Specialties is a restaurant that will be on your list for real good eatingenjoy. For more information call, 954434-2378 or visit www.firedupdavie. com. Heres To Good Food Heres To Good Friends Heres To Good Times and Heres To You. Marty Foyer can be reached at or 954-895-8000. John Liguori & Marty Foyer. DINING ADVENTURES RESTAURANT / FOOD CRITIC Zuppa Di Mussels. WOOD OVEN PIZZERIA NOW OPEN!Best Gyro in South FloridaDINE IN, TAKE OUT & DELIVERY (5 mile radius min. $10)2 Hours FREE Parking at City Parking Garage Open Mon-Thu 11:30am 11pm Fri & Sat 11:30am 12 midnight Sun 12 noon10pm 2003 Harrison St. | 954-929-9966AUTHENTIC GREEK CUISINE EVEN THE ANCIENT GREEKS CAN AFFORD! HARRISON ST S. 21ST AV E. S. 20TH AV E.VA N BU REN ST HOLL YW OOD BL VD TO .com HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM19


A taste of the Caribbean, located at 1908 Hollywood Blvd. Featuring gourmet dishes A taste of the Caribbean, located at 1908 Hollywood Blvd. Featuring gourmet dishes Please visit website For menu and scheduled events @ or call 954 924 1844 Buy 1 Dinner get 1 FreeThurs/Fri 6-8pmBuy 2 Drinks get 1 Free AppetizerThurs/Fri 6-8pm EXPERIENCE DOWNTOWN HOLLYWOOD MENTION THIS AD FOR A FREE UPGRADE!As a student at Dillard High School, Luctricia Welters love of the arts led her to pursue a dance career and perform with the acclaimed Alvin Ailey Dance Company before becoming the founding artistic director of the Jubilee Dance Theatre. Now, she is sharing her love of the arts with a new generation of students with support of the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and Broward County Public Schools. During the Arts Inspire Bringing Canvases to Life workshop presented at the Broward Center, Welters worked directly with 60 students from Bethune Elementary in Hollywood, Deerfield Park Elementary and Walker Elementary to bring the painting Balloons for a Dime by artist Jonathan Green to life through dance. Green, who also participated in the workshop, introduced students to the Gullah culture and heritage of the Atlantic Coast low country in South Carolina, which is the inspiration behind many of his paintings. Prior to the workshop, Welters visited each of this years three participating schools as a teaching artist and also created a study guide to deepen learning opportunities to include language arts. Some of the students who attended the recent workshop will appear on the Broward Center stage in February with the Jubilee Dance Theatre in Canvases to Life as part of the Broward Centers Arts Access program, which for 10 years has collaborated with nearly 50 performing arts companies, nonprofit organizations and cultural and community groups to present all genres of the performing arts. Education is central to the Broward Centers mission, and the innovative Arts Inspire program connects talented artists in our community with our students and helps them learn about the regions rich mosaic of cultures, said Broward Center President and CEO Kelley Shanley. It was inspiring to see these young students work together to bring a work of art to life. Bethune Elementary students participate in performing arts workshop STUDENT NEWS Students from Bethune Elementary perform a dance piece inspired by Jonathan Greens Balloons on a Dime. Broward Center President and CEO Kelley Shanley; artist Jonathan Green; Luctricia Welters, founding artistic director of the Jubilee Dance Theatre; and Superintendent Jim Notter helped organize the Bringing Canvases to Life workshop. 20 JANUARY 2011


Continuing its mission to support the future leaders of Broward County, The Broward League of Cities (a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization comprised of elected officials from Broward Countys 31 municipal governments that promotes awareness of municipal services, concerns and accomplishments) has announced it is accepting applications for the inaugural year of the Student Ambassador Program. Offered to high school juniors who are residents of Broward County and who are attending any Broward County Public School or Charter School, the program will provide four students who plan to pursue a career in public administration, political science or other government-related field with valuable first-hand insight into public service. The four selected students will represent their high schools at Broward League of Cities General Membership Meetings, Board of Directors Meetings and other functions pertaining to the operation of the Broward League of Cities during the Spring 2011 semester, starting in February. Under the tutelage of the Education Committee, the students will have the opportunity to meet with elected officials and learn the intricacies of governing at the municipal level. Applications are due by Jan. 31. The Broward League of Cities is committed to providing students with the resources they need to pursue a career in government service, such as the new Student Ambassador Program and our Scholarship for Government Studies, now in its second year, said Cooper City Mayor Debby Eisinger, chair of the Broward League of Cities Education Committee. We want to encourage each students passion for government by offering juniors an opportunity to go behind the scenes of municipal government. We encourage parents, teachers and friends to urge students who show an interest in government to fill out the applications. Last year, the Education Committee reinstituted the Scholarship for Government Studies and awarded four outstanding students from across Broward County. The available scholarships are made possible thanks to the generous personal contributions of elected officials throughout Broward County and several League of Cities Associate Members. For more information, criteria and applications for the Student Ambassador Program and the Scholarship for Government Studies, visit the Broward League of Cities website at and click on Students. Exp.11/30/10 954-899-0320 SCHOOL NEWSBroward League of Cities boosts support of education with launch of the Student Ambassador Program Buy one adult Brunch and get one FREE($14.95 value, not to be combined with any other offers, coupons or promotions. One coupon per table per party. Must present coupon. Exp. 01-31-11)HOLIDAY SPECIAL: Buy a $50 gift card, and get a $10 Gift Certificate FREE.Big Tomato Market Grill HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM21


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CHAMBER NEWS CHAMBER OF COMMER C E 2011 BOARD MEMBERSThe Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce Jerilyn Grimm of Memorial Healthcare System as its 2010 Hollywood Business Woman of the year. Grimm has worked as the Director of Community Relations for the Memorial Healthcare System for the past 20 years. She graduated from Broward College and FAU. Grimm has been responsible for the creation and development of the Safety Town Program, Back to School Readiness Program and worked on the Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital first Tour de Broward, which raised $250,000. She has received the Price Water House/ South Florida Magazines Up and Comers Award. Grimm serves as a board member of the Weston Chamber, volunteers for the American Red Cross and is a graduate of Leadership Broward. Grimm has changed the way hospital systems reach out to their community and deliver health care programs. Grimm, along with 13 other extraordinary women, was recognized during a luncheon held on Dec. 14 at the Hollywood Beach Marriott. The 2010 Nominees were: Club, Inc. BSED Marketing Marketing Administration, Inc. Counselors Farbman The event drew more than 100 attendees and featured keynote speaker Jane Wooldridge, executive business editor of the Miami Herald, who presented on the topic of New Media Trends & What They Mean to Peoples Businesses. The Chamber would like to extend a well-deserved congratulations to all the spectacular women nominated and a special congrats to Jerilyn Grimm! Thank you to award sponsor, HEICO Corp., for their generous contribution. For more information, contact Sue Ann Scharon, Marketing & Communications Manager, at 954-923-4000 or e-mail sueann@ Jerilyn Grimm of Memorial Healthcare System selected as the 2010 Hollywood Business Woman of the Year Donna Dickey, Miami Herald Jenna Chamberlain, Calvin, Giordano & Associates, Inc. Steven Farbman, Law Offices of Steven S. Farbman Daniel A Casey, K&L Gates Alan Koslow, Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Diana Pittarelli, First Colonial Realty Patrick Mason, SUN Credit Union Victor Green, Greenlake Consulting Group, Inc. Anne Hotte, Greater Hollywood Chamber of CommerceEX E CUTIV E COMMITT EEBOARD OF DIR E CTORSVincent Affanato, Hollywood Police Department Carlos Jimenez, Air Purifying Systems, Inc. Tom Korba, South Beach Grafix Joe Risoli, Homelenders, Inc. Scott B. Roberts, First Corporation Jack Rosenberg, Goldstein Schechter Koch Justin Sayfie, Howard N Schoem, Company Inc. Casino Beth Tobin, Starpack, Inc. Doug Zaren, Hospital South Andrew Zullo, Regions Bank Gino Papparella, American Italian Robert Rentzer, Hollywood Quarterly InTown Publishing Inc. Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care David L. Kout, David L. Kout, P.A. Larry Lipner, Dade Violet Nikolici Lowrey, A Plus Professional Resumes, Inc Sidram Power Inc Jack Bernstein, Over the Top Kevin Biederman, Pest Pro Services Bill Bliss, William Bliss Business Consultant Nilda Calvet, Golf Hollywood! Jon Dorsey, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Eric Fordin, The Related Group Bitner Goodman Thomas Irwin, HEICO Corporation 24 JANUARY 2011


CHAMBER NEWSViolet NikoliciLowrey of A Plus Professional Resumes was recently appointed to the Workforce Florida, Inc. Board of Directors by Gov. Charlie Crist. Nikolici-Lowrey will succeed Jesus Rosario, and has been appointed for a term beginning Dec. 14, 2010 and ending on March 21, 2013. The Workforce Florida, Inc. is charged with overseeing the states workforce system. Nikolici-Lowrey and other appointees will collaborate to develop strategies to help Floridians enter and advance in the workforce while supporting economic development priorities and strengthening the states business climate. Nikolici-Lowrey is an active Chamber member who is a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW), Certified Empowerment and Motivational Coach (CEMC), Certified Workshop Presenter and M.B.A. Graduate from the Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University. Friday, Jan. 14 Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. 4600 Hillcrest Drive Speaker: Mayor Peter Bober Topic: State of the City Address Sponsored by: $12 members/$20 future membersTuesday, Jan. 18 Seminar 7:30 to 9 a.m. Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 330 N. Federal Highway Seminar facilitated by: FREE for members/$25 future membersFriday, Jan. 21 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. 4200 Hollywood Blvd. FREE for members/$10 future membersWednesday, Jan. 26 5 to 7 p.m. 606 North Ocean Drive Hors doeuvres and drinks served $7 members/$12 future members REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS! Call the Chamber at 954-923-4000 to register for all your Chamber events or visit to R.S.V.P. online. (Left to right) Sari Gottlieb of Gottlieb & Gottlieb, Alexis Grzymkowski of Memorial Healthcare System and Marie Suarez of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce were all geared up and ready to put some fires out! Rochelle LeCavalier, and Hollywood Business Woman of the Year nominees Beth Kroll and Jennifer Sandomir were among many at the December 14th luncheon, which recognized female professionals who have made marks on Hollywoods business community.Gov. Crist Appoints local career coach to Workforce Florida, Inc. Board of DirectorsLeadership Hollywood Class 35 got a hose-on experience during their Public Safety Day where class members were able to receive a better understanding of the inner workings of the Hollywood Fire-Rescue and Police Departments. (Left to right) Luncheon speaker, Jane Wooldridge of the Miami Herald, Karen Renzaglia of SUN Credit Union and Linda King of Sharp Saver Magazine of Hollywood.Leadership Hollywood Class 35 pose with members of the Hollywood Police Department Swat Team during the programs Public Safety Day.2010 Hollywood Business Woman of the Year nominees. HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM25


MONTHLY FEATUREArielAriel Karni, who was born in June, likes to play with her big brother, Simon, and her parents, Nir and Nicole. 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 BABY OR PET TO BE BABY OR PET OF THE MONTH?Moet & Tylerof the monthbaby of the monthpetMoet, a 2-year-old golden retriever, and Tyler, a 3-year-old American short hair, are best buddies. Owner Sherrie Verret said they take great care of each other. SUN., January 2HISTORIC HAMMERSTEIN HOUSE TOURThe house, designed in 1935 by prominent Hollywood architect Bayard is shown to the public free of charge by the Hollywood Historical Society; 1-4 p.m.; 1520 Polk St.; free. Call 954923-5590.COIN & COLLECTABLES SHOWPresented by Gold Coast Coin Club of Hollywood; 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; David Park Community Center, 108 N. 33rd Ct.; free. Call 954-967-4236.MON., January 3HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOPLearn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342.TUES., January 4THE JOY OF YIDDISH CLUBEveryone is welcome to enjoy the singing of traditional Yiddish folk songs, participate in the telling of Yiddish 10:30 a.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; free. Call Al Lipton, 305937-7007.TAI CHIDemonstration class; 6:30-7 p.m.; Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.WED., January 5INVESTMENT CLUBFeatures discussions and current changes including information on how to invest wisely for the future; noonCommunity Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.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., January 6COMPUTER LESSONS FOR SENIORSRegistration will take place for this basic computer course for ages 50 Ocean Dr.; $50 for 8 2-hour lessons. Call 954-921-3600.COIN CLUB MEETINGlecting with the Gold Coast Coin Club; Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.BOOK CLUBSponsored by the Broward County Library; 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Hollywood 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-9262437.NATURE FRIENDS MEETINGFriends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center 6-8 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center Exhibit Hall at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. Call 954-926-2480.MANGROVE ADVENTURE HIKE All ages are invited to take a hike along one of the mangrove trails, encounter ecosystem; 2-3 p.m.; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; $3. Call 954-926-2480.FRI., January 7MUZART HAPPY HOUR CANVAS PARTY provided at this painting party for ages Studio, 1205 S. 21st Ave.; $35 per individual/group project package. Call 954-924-1133.MUZART DATE NITE movie Diary of a Wimpy Kid (PG); 6:30Ave. Call 954-924-1133.TAI CHIDemonstration class; 9-9:30 a.m.; Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.SAT., January 8HOLLYWOOD WEST CONCERT live music under the stars; 7:30-9 p.m.; Boulevard Heights Amphitheatre, 6770 Gareld St.; free. Call 954-921-3404.SUN., January 9 FLIPANY Fun Run5K Fun Run presented by (Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition to Youth); 7-9 a.m.; Hollywood Beach Broadwalk at North Beach Park, 3501 N. Ocean Dr. Call Lynne Kunins, 954-636-2388.NATURE TOUR & VOLUNTEER CLEAN-UPParticipants assisting in invasive plant removal should bring gloves, a garden 1-3 p.m.; Stan Goldman Park, 800 Knights Rd.; free. Call 954-921-3404.MON., January 10HOLLYWOOD TAROT WORKSHOPLearn tarot with UU Fellowship of South Florida; 7:30-9 p.m.; 1812 Roosevelt St.; $5. Call Aleph, 954-394-3342.TUES., January 11JUNIOR CHAMBER MEETINGThe Greater Hollywood Junior networking are open to all; 6-7 p.m.; Jaycees Hall, 2930 Hollywood Blvd. Call Executive Director Debra Gronvold, 954-981-4378.SUICIDE SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUPFlorida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc. offers this support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide; 7-8:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-257-4568 or 954-384-0344.WED., January 12TIKVAH HADASSAH DINNERYour membership is your admission to ciation Dinner; time TBA; private home in Hollywood. Call Judy, 954-893-3909.HOLLYWOOD WOMENS CLUBGuests are welcome to socialize, monthly meeting; 6:30-9 p.m.; 501 N. 14th Ave.; free. Call 954-925-9394.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., January 13DROP-IN FIGURE DRAWING CLASS a live model in this monthly adult class; 7-9 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St.; $15 members, $20 nonmembers. Call 954-921-3274.HOLLYWOOD ART GUILD ne-art demonstration, lively conversa1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call Peggy Austen, 954-924-1818.MS SUPPORT GROUP Foundation; 6:30-8 p.m.; Hollywood 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-9213600.FRI., January 14GOOD MORNING HOLLYWOOD BREAKFAST his State of the City Address at this Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce event; 7:30-9 a.m.; Hillcrest Golf register: 954-923-4000.SAT., January 15DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. FUN DAYEnjoy family fun with music, celebration Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 2400 Charleston St.; free. Call 954921-3404.MARTIN LUTHER KING CELEBRATIONFestivities include a choir competition King, Jr. Commemorative Statue; 5:30-9 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, 954-921-3404.ARTWALKStroll through Downtown Hollywoods mentary refreshments at all galleries pick up a guided map at Comfort Zone 1; free. Call 954-921-3404.ECOACTION DAY help clear natural areas of garbage a.m.-noon; Anne Kolb Nature Center at West Lake Park, 751 Sheridan St.; free. SUN., January 16MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. TRIBUTEFeatures a memorial service, guest Hollywood Central Performing Arts 954-921-3404.HOLLYWOOD HISTORICAL SOCIETY a cash bar, luncheon, induction of new ervation efforts; noon; Hollywood Beach $25. RSVP by Jan. 13: 954-923-5590.BUSINESS AFTER HOURSGreater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce networking event features hors Grill, 606 N. Ocean Dr.; $7 members, 954-923-4000.FREE GALLERY ADMISSION DAYNoon-4 p.m.; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; free. Call 954-921-3274.MON., January 17MUZART DAY CAMP themed activities on this school holiday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with aftercare available 21st Ave. Call 954-924-1133 for fees.HOLLYWOOD GARDEN CLUBAll ages are welcome to learn about gardening in South Florida, share tips Rm. 11. 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., January 18PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION SEMINAR7:30-9 a.m.; Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, 330 N. Federal Hwy.; free for members, $25 for future memEach winner will receive $10 "FREE-WEE-BUCKS" to spend on the stationery of their choice! Baby and Pet of the Month feature is sponsored by Calendarof Events 26 JANUARY 2011


DEPRESSION GLASS CLUBSouth Florida Depression Glass Club depression-era glassware through lecCenter, 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Call 954-9648073. WED., January 19PARTY WITH A PURPOSE complimentary hors doeuvres, half-price Oakwood Blvd.; $10. Call 954-962-8180.VETERANS MEETINGAll 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.INVESTMENT CLUBFeatures discussions and current trends including information on how to invest wisely for the future; noon-1:30 p.m.; Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954921-3600.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., January 20COIN CLUB MEETING with the Gold Coast Coin Club; 6-9 p.m.; Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954921-3600.FRI., January 215TH ANNUAL BOOMER EXPOEnjoy exhibits on travel, nance, health ballroom, State Road 7 at Stirling Rd.; free. Call 561-736-8000.SAT., January 22THE FAIRY TALES OF GRIMMThe Art and Culture Center of Hollywood presents tales such as The Bremen Town Coast Theatre; 2 p.m.; Hollywood Central $5/adult Center members, $6/nonmemunder, $4/children of nonmembers. Call 954-921-3274.SAT. & SUN., January 22-23CANADAFESTAnnual event features live entertainment at Johnson St.; free admission. Call Yves Beauchamp, 954-924-9705.MON., January 24MUZART DAY CAMP this school holiday; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with Studio, 1205 S. 21st Ave. Call 954-9241133 for fees.BEGINNING SPANISH CLASSFor adults; 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd. Call TUES., January 25YIDDISH FILM SERIESThe entire community is invited to enjoy a lm; 1:30 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave.; $2 contribution to the temple. Call Al Lipton, 305-937-7007. SUICIDE SURVIVOR SUPPORT GROUPFlorida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc. offers this support group for people who have lost a loved one to suicide; 7-8:30 nity Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-257-4568 or 954-384-0344.WED., January 26ONE-ON-ONE BUSINESS ASSISTANCE10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Amy Ger retz, 954-921-3388.THURS., January 27MOVIE CLUBSponsored by the Broward County Library; Community Center, 1301 S. Ocean Dr.; free. Call 954-921-3600.SAT., January 29CITIZENSHIP PREPARATIONAdult class; 10:30 a.m.-noon; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-926-2430, ext. 231.MON., January 31AFTER SCHOOL @ YOUR LIBRARYYouth program; 2-5:30 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call Angel Jenkins, 954-926-2430, ext. 243. Ta Call for free consultation954-234-4567 H&L Electric Motor Repair, IncSales & Services to Motors & Pumps AC/DCPOOL PUMP BROKEN? Lewis Holmes 954-925-6233 2327 N. 21st Ave.Hollywood, FL 10% DISCOUNT WITH AD On-site Service Since 1978 954-444-7708 305-444-7709 Hollywood Home Inspector Building Inspectors, Realtors, and of Certi ed Home Inspectors TIP OF THE MONTH: FOR RENT LabelleAppartments Motel Efficiencies with Pool Weekly / Monthly / SeasonalStarting at $170/week $600/Month 600 N. 20 Avenue, Hollywood(Pierce St. & 20th near Downtown)Drive By or call 768-295-1755for Info and Showing HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM27 HOLLYWOOD SERVICE DIRECTORY


Happy New Year! In honor of a New Year and a new decade, I wanted to share some key lessons I had this past year that had a dramatic impact in my business results that I hope will inspire you in some way. I hope you enjoy! 1. Take actions even if you arent sure they are the right ones. Having the results you want all comes down to taking actions. Its better to execute the heck out of an imperfect plan than wait until youve got it perfect and never execute. Taking actions every day that support your priorities will generate results. 2. Stick with your commitments. Sometimes we want to give up right before we have success. I had this experience with an event I started earlier in the year called BIG Breakfast ( Luckily I have a great partner, Chris Roehm (www.blueprintsfortomorrowfl. com), who is willing to have tough conversations with me (see #5), so we could address what was in our way and make this an amazing event that continues to thrive. 3. Do one thing at a time. Focus completely and intensely on what you are working on for a set amount of time. Whether it is for 15 minutes or 2 hours, turn off the phone, stop checking e-mail incessantly and get present to what you are working on. Amazing things will happen. My good friend and business colleague Valerie Snow (www.moetiv8. com) is a great mentor to me regarding this. 4. When something or someone hits your hot buttons, its YOU not them. When I start making someone else wrong I realize that Im missing an opportunity to have a breakthrough in my performance. This is a fun one to explore and learn from. 5. Be willing to have tough conversations. Every time Ive been brave enough to deal with whats in the way, unbelievable outcomes that I never could have predicted occurred. Stop having the conversations in your head and have them with real people. 6. Say what you want out loud. When you let other people know what you are up to you become accountable and more likely to do what you say are going to do. 7. Get comfortable being uncomfortable. If you arent doing something scary or challenging that makes you uncomfortable every so often you are missing an incredible opportunity to grow. Scott Ginsberg ( inspired me to pose this question to myself daily and more importantly take actions. (see #1) If you arent failing, you arent growing. 8. Read as many books as you can. Rob Slee, author and founder of, shared an impactful story with me recently. He interviewed author and historian David McCullough and asked him what characteristic he thought separated our Founding Fathers from our current leadership, and David answered, The Founding Fathers were all prolific readers. Cutting out one hour of TV a night and using that time to read will change your life. Try it. What lessons did you have this past year that made an impact on your at or Wendy Lieber is the president of Athena Marketing, a trusted marketing adviser and resource to companies interested in the growth and success of their businesses. SMALL BUSINESS MARKETINGBY WENDY CROCQUET LIEBER | Eight key lessons from 2010 www .scaranofuneralhome.comA R eputation EarnedNot Inherited PINES MEMORIAL CHAPEL STIRLING MEMORIAL CHAPEL Funeral Homes SCARANO Pre-Plan to Guarantee T odays Prices Foreve r SafecareMedical Center Richard J. Wilbur, M.D.Board Certified in Internal Medicine 28 JANUARY 2011


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For more information, call 954-962-8180 or visit www. The City of Hollywoods Artwork Selection Committee is seeking Florida artists to exhibit their works at Hollywood City Hall and other public spaces in the City of Hollywood. Any artist interested in showcasing his or her work can download an application at, Select a Service, Art in Public Spaces. Exhibits currently on display at City Hall through Feb. 25 are the works of three Florida artists: The acrylic works of award-winning artist Ernest Socolov who once designed album covers for world renowned musicians such as Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. Michael Vona, a 12-year-old watercolorist. Michael began to explore painting a few years ago, and once he realized he was talented in this area, he became an avid painter. The oil paintings of David Udoff. The artist incorporates his ideas in discovering the beauty of nature in contrast to the urban environment. 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Tijuana Flats, which has more than 70 locations in Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, opened its latest location at 3357 Sheridan St. in Park Sheridan Plaza on Nov. 15. The Hollywood location features Tijuana Flats made-to-order menu, a 14-pump hot sauce bar and all the lively atmosphere patrons have come to expect from the restaurant. The 2,600-squarefoot restaurant will accommodate indoor seating for 88 guests and outdoor seating for 40 guests. All Tijuana Flats locations have brightly colored wall murals, and the mural at the Hollywood location is no exception, incorporating a cosmic-space, sci-fi design along with some local sports decor. In addition, the restaurant incorporates energy efficient equipment, taking some initial steps in becoming more environmentally cautious. They include: lamps that offer substantially better energy balance than traditional incandescent bulbs System (EMS) hood which drastically reduces energy usage kitchen significantly reduce water usage from 40 percent pre-consumer recycled materials. To view the Tijuana Flats menu as well as a list of locations, visit www. Two Hollywood business owners have put a unique spin on an old classic with their new bicycle business, helping the environment in the process. Reed Wallace and Camilo Carrillo opened New Age Cycles, an electric bike and electric scooter shop that provides greener forms of transportation, in Downtown Hollywood last month. The new business offers residents and visitors the opportunity to rent or purchase electric bicycles, electric scooters, power boards (which are electric, remote-controlled skateboards) and even electric tricycles that contain baskets for purses, briefcases, groceries, etc. Each electric vehicle travels up to 20 miles per hour, has a 20-mile range without pedaling and recharges in four to six hours with a standard electrical socket. Theres no excuse not to get out and ride now, Wallace said. Our bikes can be used like a regular bike for exercise, but if you get too tired, then you can just flip a switch and cruise to your destination. You dont have to worry about going too far. In addition to providing a great way to see South Florida sites, Wallace said these electric forms of transportation are a great alternative to cars, which cuts down on both pollution and noise. Anyone who lives close to his or her work, he said, can use an electric bike to avoid traffic and the hassles of parking without getting too tired from pedaling to work. We are an anti-gasoline business, Wallace said. Our business is about being green. New Age Cycles celebrated its Grand Opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 10, and Wallace said he believes Hollywood provided the perfect location for the business. Theres so much to see in Hollywood, he said, and its a good, strategic location between Miami and Fort Lauderdale. We love Hollywood. The business will soon offer maintenance-free fleet rentals to hotels, so guests can use electric transportation to explore the area. Guests of all ages can ride in the fresh air without worry of getting tired, overheated and regardless of their health, according to the New Age Cycles website. The business also offers maintenance on individually owned bikes. These bikes and scooters are a lot of fun, Wallace said. We havent had anyone come back without a smile on his or her face. Its a great way to be mobile, and its a great experience. The experience costs $40 for an allday rental, and the store is open seven days a week from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, call 954-367-3503 or visit HELLO HOLLYWOOD New Age Cycles opens up in historic Downtown Hollywood BY BRETT DALY | ASSOCIATE EDITOR Cool Cuts 4 Kids, part of the Regis franchise family of brands, opened its first franchised salon in Hollywood last month. Cool Cuts 4 Kids offers the latest haircuts and styles, plus the highquality haircare products for children in a fun, kid-friendly environment. The salons feature two entertainment zones complete with video games and movies for the kids. First-time franchisees and Hollywood residents Gary and Maggie Sarner own the new franchise and have four children, who they said were the inspiration for their new business. We werent satisfied with the haircare options for our children, Gary said. We thought, We can do it better! And what better company to do it with than the largest and best haircare in our hometown and give back to the local PTOs and PTAs. Regis franchise brands are part of Regis Corporation (NYSE: RGS), a leader in beauty salons, hair restoration centers and cosmetology education. Were pleased that our first Cool Cuts 4 Kids franchisee is so passionate about the concept, said Alan Storry, vice president of franchise development. Gary comes from a retail background, and he has a lot of great ideas that will benefit his customers in Hollywood. He is also paving the way for future Cool Cuts 4 Kids franchisees. Cuts start at $18.95, and families can sign up in the salon for the Cool Rewards Club and receive discounts via e-mail on products and services. Cool Cuts 4 Kids is located at 3353 Sheridan St. in Park Sheridan Plaza. For more information, call 954983-KIDS (5437). 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Dear Pink Realtor, After years as a single mother I was lucky enough to find a wonderful man. We are married now and have added to our family and are in need of a bigger house. We really want to buy a property but unfortunately my husband has very little credit and my credit is bad due to being a single mother for years. I have worked my credit score up more than 100 points but still do not qualify for a loan. We both have worked for the same company, me for 10 years and he for seven, and have a combined annual gross income of about $100,000. We were turned down by our credit union due to credit. We were turned down by national banks due to credit. We then tried a known bad credit mortgage lender who told us that while they couldnt approve us now, if we paid them $200 per person they would fix our credit so we could be approved. They would then apply the $400 to any closing costs. My family is advising us against it, but I feel like we have no other option. Is this just a scam and if so, are there any real companies who work with creditSincerely, Hopefully A Homeowner Again Dear Hopeful, Congratulations on how far you have come in improving your credit. An increase of 100 points on your credit score (FICO) is huge. The next item on your agenda is home ownership, and so far credit has been holding you back. You have options, Dear Hopeful One! While building your credit rating is important, there are other ways to home ownership. Find a trustworthy realtor (ask for references and check them) and ask about owner financing, lease-option (rentto-own) purchases and other non-traditional means to home ownership. You may ultimately decide to wait until you can buy with a bank loan, but there are many roads to home ownership. With regard to your question about credit repair services, I offer the following: There is nothing they can do for you that you cannot do yourself. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warns that anyone offering to do something you cannot accomplish (establish a new credit file, erase negative history, etc.) is likely a sign of a scam. There are ethical credit guidance companies out there, but the fact is theres no quick fix for creditworthiness. You can improve your credit report legitimately, but it takes time, a conscious effort and sticking to a personal debt repayment plan. (Read more here: ftc. gov/credit.) No one can legally remove accurate and timely negative information from a credit report. The law allows you to ask for an investigation of information in your file that you dispute as inaccurate or incomplete. There is no charge for this. Each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion) is required to provide you with a free copy of your credit report once every 12 months, if you ask for it. The three companies have a central website, a toll-free telephone number and a mailing address for consumers to order the free annual credit reports the government entitles them to. To order, go to or call 1-877322-8228. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), both the consumer reporting company and the information provider (that is, the person, company or organization that provides information about you to a consumer reporting company) are responsible for correcting inaccurate or incomplete information in your report. To take advantage of all your rights under the FCRA, contact the consumer reporting company and the information provider. Once you know that your credit report is accurate, you can begin to build your credit rating and score. There is no easy formula this will take time and consistency. The key factors in determining your credit score are (as reported by Bankrate. com): 1. How you pay your bills (35 percent of the score). The most important factor is how youve paid your bills in the past, placing the most emphasis on recent activity. Paying all your bills on time is good. Paying them late on a consistent basis is bad. Having accounts that were sent to collections is worse. Declaring bankruptcy is the worst. 2. Amount of money you owe and the amount of available credit (30 percent). The second most important area is your outstanding debt how much money you owe on credit cards, car loans, mortgages, home equity lines, etc. Also considered is the total amount of credit you have available. 3. Length of credit history (15 percent). The third factor is the length of your credit history. The longer youve had credit particularly if its with the same credit issuers the more points you get. 4. Mix of credit (10 percent). The best scores will have a mix of both revolving credit, such as credit cards, and installment credit, such as mortgages and car loans. Statistically, consumers with a richer variety of experiences are better credit risks. They know how to handle money. 5. New credit applications (10 percent). The final category is your interest in new credit how many credit applications youre filling out. The model compensates for people who are rate shopping for the best mortgage or car loan rates. The only time shopping really hurts your score is when you have previous recent credit stumbles, such as late payments or bills sent to collections. Credit scores are more important in obtaining a home loan than they have been in decades. It is actually historically abnormal to be able to buy a home with less than 20 percent down payment and very good credit. For many families, the best choice is to rent while saving money for a down payment and building a strong credit rating the old fashioned way slowly over time. Dear Pink Realtor, I started looking for a house about six months ago in Hollywood. The market is supposedly really bad and tons of foreclosures are up for sale, but all of the houses I am finding in my price range are in such bad condition, they should be torn down. I have $50,000 cash and cannot find a house! If the market is so bad, why cant Sincerely, Reality Check Dear Reality, This is a question some of my clients have been asking lately. The perception that because the economy has been weak and housing prices have declined dramatically over the past few years, houses should be close to free is a popular illusion. The median price for a home in Florida in 1950 was $40,100; and in 1960 was $58,100 (adjusted to year 2000 dollars, according to the U.S. Census Bureau: While it is accurate that homes may now be acquired for far less than they were in 2006, and in many cases for less than they cost even in 2000, an expectation of prices to return to those from the 1950s is ridiculous. One important caveat: Severely distressed real estate can be bought very cheaply right now, and there is more of it than there has been in decades. Banks will sell houses that have stood vacant for years, are not up to code, not safe to live in, do not qualify for financing of any kind and require professional help to be livable for less than market value. It has always been the case that you can buy a broken item for far less than a working item. Great if you can fix it. I bought a four bedroom house in Hollywood for less than $50,000 last year, but it required an additional $40,000 in improvements to be livable that could not be done by an average weekend handyman. Rehabilitation of real estate is no small chore and should not be undertaken lightly. If you compare apples to apples in the Hollywood real estate market, then you will find that, as with most things in life, you get roughly what you pay for. A house in perfect move-in condition, with a new kitchen, upgraded bathrooms, new roof with warranty, impact windows and lush landscaping, will cost about the same amount as a house in terrible condition plus the cost of a full remodel. Foreclosure Now! 877 NO FX NOW Stop -Foreclosure Now. C O M Dennis Hearing, PA, CDPE The Hearing Group Keller Williams Realty 3696 N Federal Hwy Ft Laud REAL ESTATE BY ROCHELLE LE CAVALIER | RochelleLeCavalier@gmail.comHollywood Real Estate Q&AAsk the Pink RealtorLeCavalier has an extensive background in land development, construction, mortgage banking, and real estate sales, marketing and management with more than 15 years experience in the industry. She is known as the Pink Realtor around South Florida where she and her team cheerfully serve the real estate needs of many clients. In addition, LeCavalier serves as Fund Manager for SISCO Limited Partners, a private equity fund that rehabilitates foreclosed properties and rents them via affordable housing programs in Broward County, and she is a licensed Real Estate Agent and an Accredited Residential Manager (IREM, ARM). For more information, visit 32 JANUARY 2011


Kevin Biederman Call WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY AND THE TENACITY TO MAKE YOUR BUG PROBLEMS GO AWAY. got bugs? The Membership Trading Community Hi, Im Kevin Biederman, and this is my beautiful daughter Ciara. Im the president of Pest Pro Services, LLC and have been a Hollywood resident for 25 years. Theres one thing about Ciaras school fundraisers that have always bugged me: the low dollar amount actually earned by the school. I am committed to the success of our Hollywood schools and have created a of your choice. For a limited time, when you order any residential or commercial service, HALF OF YOUR PAYMENT will go to your designated Hollywood School. Services start at only $40. Just mention you saw this ad in the Hollywood Gazette, and we will send a check in an amount equal to half your payment to your chosen school. Its that easy. Rid yourself of expensive gift wrap and overpriced chocolate, and eliminate your bug problems, too! Ciara and Kevin Biederman Help our schools! By Ellen LathamI cannot tell you how many new clients come into my studio and tell me the same old story. They have been working with a personal trainer, or taking an outdoor boot camp or belong to a gym and they are unhappy with the LACK OF RESULTS. When you continue to put in the same effort day after day with little or NO results it is safe to say that youve hit your own FITNESS PLATEAU. I have great news the following four tactics are guaranteed to crank your workouts up to the next level and to deliver FAST RESULTS. Clients cannot believe how in four weeks their body that has not been changing has dramatic results. The Ultimate Workout created by an Exercise Physiologist has more than 150 different workouts, and that is why our clients NEVER PLATEAU. Your body adapts quickly to the same routine done over and over, SO THAT IS WHY THE ROUTINES MUST CHANGE AND WHY MOST GYMS AND BOOT CAMPS DO NOT WORK. Our single and multi-joint weight training in our workout uses POSITIVE STRENGTH (this is the motion of lifting a weight), STATIC STRENGTH (holding weights in a static position) and NEGATIVE STRENGTH motion of lowering the weight). You also want an aspect of stabilization muscle work. Total-body muscle activation in ideally a nonimpact manner. The top three nonimpact, total-body activation activities are cross country skiing, swimming and rowing. That is why the Ultimate Workout has rowing. To take it a step further intervals are used throughout all rowing routines. Variations on all staple exercises. There are certain exercises that are staples (i.e.: the squat, lunge, chest press, shoulder press, bicep get the idea). One must do variations on these or else the muscle will not continue to respond. The Ultimate Workout at Ellens uses bosu squats, weighted bar lunges, tax chest presses, to name a few of our constant variations. HIGH INTENSITY INTERVAL TRAINING. This is the entire theory behind the Ultimate Workout. Twelve to 20 minutes of every class pushes you into your uncomfortable zone. This will result in AFTERBURN, which means you will continue to burn calories 24 to 38 hours after the workout. WE MAKE IT SIMPLE, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SHOW UP TWO TO THREE TIMES A WEEK, AND WE TAKE CARE OF ALL OF THE ABOVE. CALL 954-472-9440 TODAY FOR YOUR COMPLIMENTARY CLASS. Ellens Ultimate Workout is located at 5173 S. University Drive in Davie (between Stirling and Griffin on University Dr. in the Field of Flowers Plaza) They specialize in Pilates on Equipment, Spinning, Treadmill and Weight Classes called the Ultimate Workout, Yoga and Ballet Barre. Call for a free class, 954-214-1490.Why your workout routines are not working anymoreADVERTISEMENT ELLEN LATHAM HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM33


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