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PRSRT STD ECRWSS US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 1498 SO FL, FL 3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021LOCAL Postal Customer Local nonprofit seeks gently used toys How to choose a furry friend for the familyLOCAL BUSINESS PROFILE Hillcrests second annual GK Charity Golf Classic will raise funds to build homes in the Philippines. On Nov. 16, city commissioners voted 4-2 to pass free street parking in Downtown Hollywood, which takes effect Dec. 1. New Age Cycles: The local business expands operations to Hollywood Beach. HILLCREST GOLF CLUB TO HOST FUNDRAISING EVENTPAGE 9FREE PARKING DOWNTOWN! 7 20 PAGE 15 PAGE 24 BY BRETT DALYBY MIRIAM CRONKHITE56TH ANNUAL CANDY CANE PARADE SET FOR DEC. 3PAGE 5 r Usher in the Ho! Ho! Holiday Season with us! Enjoy dazzling floats, High School Marching Bands, Dancers, Community Groups and thousands of candy canes as we celebrate this years theme Candy Land (normal parking rates apply) For more information call Sponsored by Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts


Celebrated dental practice caters to the entire familyDr. Gorbatov and his associates have built and expanded their practice one relationship at a time. Theyve recently expanded from just one office in Hallandale opened 10 years ago, to offices in Hollywood and Wellington as demand for their exceptional care has grown. So how do Dr. Dmitry Gorbatov and Dr. Lana Anokhina, differ from most dentists? We understand better than anyone how stressful it can be to have dental work done, explains Dr. Gorbatov. Weve heard all the horror stories. So when my wife and I created the vision for our patients experience it was very easy. We just had to recall all of those stories and just do the opposite, he says with a smile. Dr. Gorbatov acknowledges, Patients have a choice in who to trust with their smile. And that no matter how skilled a dentist is technically, if the skill is not matched with a gentle and friendly demeanor, the patient will choose another dentist. This philosophy, which is grounded in gratitude, has been the foundation for growth and expansion. Patients today know how important quality dental work is and they already come to us wanting an exceptional smile, added Dr. Anokhina. They do not need to be sold on additional services or pressured to have more work done than is necessary. We provide an atmosphere where the client is repected and empowered by their experience from basic dental care to popular cosmetic procedures. PROFESIONAL BACKGROUND Dr. Dmitry Gorbatov and Dr. Lana Anokhina have more than 21 years experience in providing patients with excellence in General Dental Care, and specialize in Cosmetic Dentistry and Implantology: Veneers, Bonding, Metal-Free Crowns, Bridges and Innovative Dental Treatments. Originally from Russia, these highly-educated doctors attended Moscow Medical University later meeting at New York University, College of Dentistry. They have extensive post-graduate education in Dental Implantology, Smile Makeovers and Full Mouth Reconstructive Dentistry. This husband and wife team work together in a state-of-the-art environment. The positive atmosphere is a reflection of their assiduous attention to the teeth, gums, mouth and smile; a complete ideal balance of function and beauty. An office visit is like spending a few hours with family, where you will discover their friendly caring staff. Dr. Gorbatov says, We create a positive energy and atmosphere where our patients feel comfortable and at ease. Well answer any question a patient has and spend time with our patients to explain any of the procedures or options. We also work with them by offering a financial plan if needed. I feel being a good dentist is really a combination of art and science. First, youre a doctor and must have excellent technical skills. But a great smile is much like a great work of art. I create beautiful teeth that will serve the patient for years and be aesthetically admired, Dr. Gorbatov said. COSMETIC DENTISTRY Studying at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute of Aesthetic Dentistry, Dr. Anokhina offers many cosmetic procedures with complete makeovers that require a higher level of specialization and she is a certified provider for Botox, Mesotherapy and Restylane. Working delicately with the soft tissues that surround the mouth Dr. Anokhina says, When I look at the human face, I look for harmony. When patients have a perfect smile but thin lips or wrinkles around the mouth, this does not achieve the optimal aesthetic result. Now, we can achieve those ideal effects with our safe and effective cosmetic procedures. When living in South Florida its hard not to notice the beautiful people. One of the first things a person notices is their teeth and smile. Dr. Anokhina has done cosmetic procedures for many famous celebrities and respected patients to look and feel thier best. She is also regularly requested to correct work done by plastic surgeons. In addition, they have many international clients and are well-known in Moscow. AREAS OF EXPERTISE Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry, Restoration and Full Mouth Restoration Dentistry, Dental Implants, Instant Orthodontics, Veneers, Invisalign-Invisible Braces, Smile Makeovers, Zoom One-Hour Teeth Whitening, Botox, Mesotherapy, Restylane Therapies, Surgical Extractions and Sedation. FOR THOSE WHO INSIST ON THE BEST DR. GORBATOV & ASSOCIATESA Center for Dental ExcellenceHallandale Beach Office 2100 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Suite 309 Hallandale Beach, Fl. 33009954-457-8308Hollywood Office 650 S. Federal Highway, Suite 2 Hollywood, FL 33020954-342-8315Free Cosmetic Consultations Most Insurances Accepted Financing Available We cordially Invite You To Call Emergencies are Welcome Languages Spoken: English, Russian and Spanish David Udoff contributed to this report.No referrals needed: from cleanings to cosmetic, we do it all under one roof HEALTH NEWS Dr. Dmitry Gorbatov and Dr. Lana Anokhina have built their practice one relationship at a time. Gorbatov & Associates is also a family practice that does cleanings, emergency services, root canal and tooth extractions. Dr. Gorbatov understands your concerns and your satisfaction is his primary goal. Dr. Anokhina has done cosmetic procedures for many famous celebrities and respected patients to look and feel thier best. ADVERTORIAL 2 DECEMBER 2011






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Concerns about the City... Dear Editor, Why are there no police on the Broadwalk to keep bicycles in the bike lane do we need some toddler to get killed because police are busy filing lawsuits to keep their retirement packages? Lets get them to do their job. J.A. Dear Editor, I have an opinion about the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and South 28th Avenue. If you are north bound on 28th, you can turn left from both northbound lanes; however, the painted arrows on the street indicating this are almost worn off. PLUS, there should be a sign hanging above the intersection with arrows also. I have been hit two times in the intersection by people who do not know that both lanes can turn left. J.G. Dear Editor, My Wife and I are tired of all the people going up and down our block littering, peeing and cursing, and of all the beer cans, etc. in the alley on Scott Street. Frankie Food for thought... Dear Editor, I received the Hollywood Gazette and always read it with interest since moving to Hollywood a year and a half ago. In response to Commissioners Dick Blattners update on the proposed free parking downtown, Id like to make a suggestion that worked in the city I lived and served as city councilman. Council members all over our country worry about revenue loss that comes from parking in downtown areas, city neighborhoods, etc. and in Cleveland, we faced the same issue when brought forward to the council members and to the City of Cleveland; after many complaints from area residents, visitors and merchants, our council held hearings and after those hearings, our council decided to compromise with the residents, visitors and local businesses in many areas around our city. The compromise was to not charge parking fees after 6 p.m. and until 7 a.m. the following morning and upon Saturdays, Sundays, New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Yes, free weekends and holidays. This allowed the city to collect revenue and at the same time serve the wishes of the residents, visitors and merchants. Todays council here in Hollywood should consider this alternative. J.S. Dear Editor, Just a thought on the free parking. Why not leave the meters up and the City can donate any funds collected to some of the many struggling charities in Hollywood like Jubilee Soup Kitchen, LES Inc., CEC of Hollywood, etc. This would save the City money by not having to remove and store the meters. This would be a win win for everyone. Marty Jacobsen Ta A1 Ta x Bureau 954-234-4567Call for free consultation Safecare Medical Center serving the community since 1967.1117 E Hallandale Beach Blvd. Hallandale, FL 33009 Chiapone Ting, MD in Internal Medicine Enrique Ciklik, MD in General Practice Richard Wilbur, MD in Internal Medicine Veronica Munera, MD Board Eligible in Internal Medicine Sailesh Dave, MD in Internal Medicine Hollywood, FL 33021 Same Day Appointments Available Evening & Weekend HoursLanguages Spoken: English Spanish Chinese Hindi Swahili www.safecare.comTues. & Wed. Saturdays We Accept: Cash, Credit Cards, Medicare, and Most Insurance Plans MONTHLY FEATUREE-mail a hi-res photo with the following information: Name (owners/parents); Pet (breed and name); Age & Gender; and Special traits & talents to YOU WANT YOUR PET TO BE PET OF THE MONTH?of the monthpetKe QingKe Qing is a female baby, Syrian hamster. She is very smart and knows how to help her mother, Lin to her food bowl. She loves wheels she plays the whole night running on her wheels. EMAIL YOUR LETTERS TO THE EDITOR TO BRETTHOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM 6 DECEMBER 2011


Humane Society encourages smart adoptions this holiday season COVER STORY The holidays are the busiest adoption time for the Humane Society. However, Cherie Wachter, vice president of marketing for the Humane Society of Broward County, asks families to take into consideration the best time to introduce a new pet into a home. If holiday activities mean a packed house, Wachter notes that pet adoption gift cards are available in any denomination, allowing a family the time they need to pick out the perfect pet for them. The shelter is closed on Dec. 24 and 25, so if a new kitten or puppy is a Christmas surprise, it might require an early gift or a friend who will temporarily house the new pet. The Humane Society of Broward County receives 300 to 400 animals a week. Most are surrendered by people who can no longer care for their pets. Among the puppies, kittens and adult animals, approximately 30 percent are purebreds. Wachter encourages those looking for a common purebred, like a Yorkshire Terrier, to check out the Humane Society. For those looking for rare purebreds, like the Irish Setter and French Bulldog, they offer the Match-aPet program (MAP). People are notified when the Humane Society receives their match. Current adoption rates are $135 for puppies, $100 for dogs and $50 for felines younger than 6 months. The adoption fee is waived for felines older than 6 months. This fee covers the cost of spaying/neutering, treatment for fleas and ticks, preliminary vaccinations and de-worming, an overall wellness check, heartworm test for dogs and feline leukemia test for cats, microchip and registration, complimentary bag of Purina ONE pet food, free pet behavior counseling and a 14-day follow-up care provided by VCA Animal Hospital. Rabbits, guinea pigs and ferrets may also be available for adoption. Buying verses Adopting: Putting a little thought into where you intend to find your new furry friend will pay off in the long run. Many of the commercial facilities are suspected of obtaining their inventory from so-called puppy mills. According to the ASPCA, a puppy mill is a large-scale commercial dog breeding operation where profit is given priority over the well-being of the dogs. Consumers pay top dollar for purebreds that may have been overbred and raised in inadequate living conditions. The ASPCA notes there are multiple loop holes in the regulation of these businesses because of the categorizing of primary breeders verses retail breeders state and the lack of enforcement by the USDA and state departments. Breeders who sell animals online may not be subject to inspections, standards or consequences because of the lack of regulation. The Puppy Uniform Protection and Safety Act was introduced in 2008 with an agenda to close the loophole in the Animal Welfare Act that allows commercial breeders who sell puppies online and directly to the public to escape licensing and regulation. It also would have required all dogs held by licensed breeders to be exercised out of their cages daily. It did not pass in 2008 or 2010. The PUPS Act was introduced again in 2011 and is now referred to the House subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry. According to the Animal Legal & Historical Center, Florida does not have state laws regulating the commercial use of dogs by pet stores, breeders, kennels and pet dealers. Animals coming from these puppy mills are often plagued with respiratory infections including pneumonia, as well as hereditary defects like hip dysplasia and severe allergies. Florida law does restrict the sale of puppies that are less than 8 weeks old by any person. Puppy mills that sell directly to the public are exempt from any federal oversight whatsoever, according to the Humane Society. Buying from a pet store was never an option for us, explained local resident Andrea Urrea about the adoption of Luna, a min pin / doberman mix. Why would we want to pay $1,200 to a store when we could go to a shelter and give an animal the opportunity to live a happy life? We went to the shelter and we knew immediately that she was our dog. She has honestly been the best addition to our little family. Pets that come from the Humane Society receive top-notch preventative and follow-up care. Adoption counselors can help owners decide on the right dog for them. Things to take into account when adopting a pet include the time needed to care for an animal, related expenses, restrictions for pets in homes, including lifestyle and living arrangements. The Humane Society, however, offers inexpensive medical services and dog-training classes. Breeders and pet stores are costly when compared to the Humane Society adoption fees, often in addition to the cost of vaccination, de-worming and spaying or neutering. The Humane Society also relies on support from the local community to help keep its operations going. Whiskey Tango All American Bar & Grill in Downtown Hollywood is one local business that stands behind the Humane Society of Broward County in a big way. Twice a year, they present Playthings for Pups, a benefit to raise money for the animals at the HSBC who are waiting for their forever homes. The next event takes place on Saturday, Feb. 18 from noon until 3 p.m. A dollar from every drink sold goes to the HSBC. They also encourage the public to bring a new dog toy in exchange for a free drink. In 2010 The Broward Humane Society placed 9,800 pets into new homes. Three to four million dogs and cats are euthanized each year in the United States. You can be part of the solution by adopting from the Humane Society. For more information about the Humane Society of Broward County, call 954-989-3977 or visit http://www. Pekingese Cha-lie and Lucy (recently rescued from a puppy mill) were both adopted at the Humane Society by Hollywood resident Barbara Pellicano-Tisi. Humane Society advocate and Whiskey Tango All American Bar and Grills marketing goddess Jennifer Roberts.PHOTO BY COURTNEY ORTIZ | WWW.COURTNEYORTIZ.COMBY MIRIAM CRONKHITE | Managing Editor HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM7


Florida Power & Light Company is continuing its infrastructurestrengthening initiatives in and near the City of Hollywood and is on track to complete key improvements as part of its long-term reliability and storm preparedness plan. By the end of the year, FPL will have inspected approximately 2,780 utility poles, cleared vegetation from approximately 280 miles of power lines and used advanced infrared technology to examine 18 main power lines in and near Hollywood. Were committed to delivering exceptional reliability while continuing to provide our customers with the lowest typical bill in the state, said FPL External Affairs Manager Ben Wesley. FPL customers can visit www. and enter their street address to see a detailed map of improvements in their neighborhoods. This online tool reveals FPLs system improvements and investments including pole inspections, line clearing, power line strengthening and power line inspections at the level of the individual power lines serving neighborhoods within Hollywood.2006-2011 Infrastructure Investments and Action PlanFollowing the 2004 hurricane seasons that saw seven storms in a 15-month period, FPL responded to the states call to maintain a high level of storm preparation. FPL embarked on a series of comprehensive investments and improvements to strengthen its electrical infrastructure to better withstand the impact of severe weather. The work is also designed to further reduce customer outages through aggressive preventive maintenance on its power lines and equipment. System Improvements in Hollywood Once the 2011 upgrades are completed, FPL will have made the following improvements and investments benefiting the City of Hollywood since 2006 as part of its comprehensive strengthening program: several main power lines serving critical and community facilities in and near Hollywood, including Memorial Regional Hospital South, Kindred Hospital, the Breast Cancer Center at Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood Medical Center and Memorial Hospital Pembroke. FPL has completed strengthening the electrical infrastructure serving every existing major hospital and acute care facility in its service territory and 66 percent of all 911 facilities and emergency operations centers. utility poles for strength and health 92 poles in Hollywood reinforcing them and replacing them as necessary. The company remains ahead of its long-term inspection schedules for its system of more than 1 million distribution poles and 65,000 transmission structures. lines in Hollywood. Tree limbs, branches, palm fronds and other plants that come into contact with power lines are among the most common causes of planned to clear vegetation along more than 12,000 miles of distribution power lines throughout its service territory. lines in and near Hollywood using advanced infrared technology to detect and address issues in power lines and equipment before they become problems or outages. Systemwide Improvements and Service ReliabilityAcross its service territory, FPL has cleared vegetation from more than 60,000 miles of power lines and inspected more than 660,000 utility poles since 2006. The company has also strengthened 284 main power lines serving critical and community facilities such as hospitals, police and fire stations, and 911 communication centers. The company has also reduced the average number of power outages its customers have experienced by four years. MUNICIPAL NEWS FPL strengthens the electrical infrastructure serving Hollywood in 2011 8 DECEMBER 2011 HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 954-962-8180 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM


The City of Hollywood will remove 82 master meters and 373 single-head meters from Downtown Hollywood after city commissioners voted 4-2 on Nov. 16 to allow three-hour free parking on Downtown streets.The switch to free parking began Dec. 1. Lorie Mertens-Black, director of Parking and Intergovernmental Affairs, said the transformation to the new program would consist of free surface parking on Downtown streets and lots west of 17th Avenue and east of I-95 (excluding the Marina and Holland Park boat ramps); a three-hour parking limit at all times, excluding short-term parking and specific employee parking areas; and the elimination of the first two hours free program and the $7 flat-rate after 10 p.m. in both Downtown garages, establishing a flat rate of $1 at all times. She also proposed parking pads around Young Circle to have a one-hour limit. The national economic crisis has hit particularly hard in Downtown Hollywood where the perception persists that parking enforcement is harming business and turning away visitors to the area, Mertens-Black said. Parking in Hollywood is too complicated, so we want to try to keep the rules to very few and make it easy to understand. The switch, however, will come at a loss of about $1.4 million of revenue for Hollywood a revenue source the City has not yet found a way to replace. While talks include raising parking fees on Hollywood Beach, Mertens-Black said they are still discussing ways to develop new sources of parking revenue. In addition to revenue loss, the switch will also eliminate three full-time positions and four part-time positions. Speaking on behalf of the Downtown shareholders, Chris Eberle, owner of the Big Easy Bar and Grille and the president of the Downtown Hollywood Business Association, said he supports the transformation to free parking but proposed alternative time limits: a three-hour time limit from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and no time limits from 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. We have a true consensus here of the community, organizations, developers, retailers, restaurants, real estate firms, etc., Eberle said. Im aware of no one opposed. We believe that in itself is instructive. CRA Executive Director Jorge Camejo also strongly supported the transition, urging commissioners to see the value of free parking. He cited Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Gulfstream Park as successful businesses currently promoting free parking with great success, stating we dont stand a chance unless we can solve this parking issue. Parking is perceived as a major impediment to Downtown, Camejo said. Creating the opportunity where we would be able to market free parking Downtown and affirmatively state to the public that by visiting Downtown Hollywood you would no longer run the risk of being ticketed, I think that is a huge, huge value and a tremendous opportunity that we can take advantage of. The move, he said, would create a convenience aspect for patrons. But while the agenda item passed at the Nov. 16 City Commission meeting, Commissioner Dick Blattner and Commissioner Heidi OSheehan voted against the parking changes. Its not profit; its just loss, Commissioner OSheehan said. The reason we got in the financial position we got in is because we were spending money we didnt have to spend. Period. Im not willing to do that again. The City will now move forward with publicizing the free parking to attract more patrons Downtown. City Commission approves free street parking in Downtown HollywoodDOWNTOWN NEWS Marty Jacobsen and his wife, Anna, are eager to dismantle the master meters Downtown. On Nov. 16, city commissioners voted 4-2 to pass free street parking in Downtown Hollywood, which took effect on Dec. 1. The move will cost the City about $1.4 million in revenue.BY BRETT DALY | Editor HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM9


CHAMBER SCENESAt the November breakfast meeting, John Benz of the Memorial Healthcare System educates the audience about upcoming health care reforms and how they will impact business owners. The Chamber introduces and welcomes its new members at the breakfast meeting. From left to right: Michael Hopkins of Gerlinde Photography, Dorie-Lynn Newirth of Atlantic Sands Beach Suites and John Benz of the Memorial Healthcare System. Retiring Port Director Phil Allen addresses the audience at the November Chamber breakfast meeting about the importance of the business community knowing about the role of the port as an economic engine. Debbie Orshefsky speaks on behalf of the November breakfast sponsor Greenberg Traurig. October Breakfast sponsor Michael Kaufman from Kaufman Lynn addresses attendees. 10 DECEMBER 2011


CHAMBER NEWS FRIDAY, DEC. 228th Annual Hollywood Chamber Golf Classic in collaboration with the Greater Hollywood Y, Family Center The Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa 501 Diplomat Parkway, Hallandale Beach 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call 954.923.4000 to reserve your foursomeFRIDAY, DEC. 9Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast 7:30 to 9 a.m. Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa 3555 South Ocean Drive, Hollywood Speaker: Cathy Swanson-Rivenbark, City of Hollywood Interim City Manager Sponsor: Waste Pro $12 Members/$20 Future Members WED., DEC. 14Mingle & Jingle Business After Hours Latitudes at Hollywood Beach 2501 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood 5 to 7 p.m. $7 Members/$12 Future MembersWED., JANUARY 62011 Hollywood Business Woman of the Year Luncheon Hillcrest Golf & Country Club 4600 Hillcrest Drive 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Hollywood Woman of the Year: TBA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UPCOMING EVENTSREGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS! Call the Chamber at 954-923-4000 to register for all your Chamber events or visit www.hollywoodchamber.orgFor information about joining the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, call 954-923-4000. WHO SAYS THERES NO SUCH THING AS FREE PARKING? After months and months of fact finding, meetings and dialogues, the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is pleased to highlight the significant role it played in bringing together the Downtown Business community to formulate its own recommendations allowing free parking in the Downtown Hollywood area. Those recommendations were approved at the City Commission meeting on Nov. 16. The new resolution permits visitors to park free on the streets with a three-hour time limit from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and no limit between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. Parking in the garages will change to a pay-asyou-go format, ensuring that visitors dont risk getting tickets if they stay longer than they anticipated. The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce played a leadership role in getting the downtown business community together to address this critical concern said Chamber CEO/ Executive Director Anne Hotte. We helped bring the business community together to advocate for free parking, enabling our merchants to be in a better position to compete with other local destinations. Who doesnt like free parking? The approval comes just in time for the busy holiday season, enabling visitors to the downtown area to leisurely shop and dine in Hollywoods attractive downtown shopping district. ANNE HOTTE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR GREATER HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCEBy Anne Hotte Executive Director, Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce State Sen. Ellyn Bogdanoff, a Fort Lauderdale Republican whose district includes part of Palm Beach County, is spearheading a plan to create a statewide gambling commission that will allow up to three full-fledged, non-tribal casinos in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. The Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, in concert with the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber and the Broward County Council of Chambers, is sponsoring a Gambling on Gaming forum on Nov. 29 aimed at helping area business owners understand the pros and cons associated with this initiative. The forum will present panels that argue the for and against arguments of the proposed legislation. Panelists include Senator Bogdanoff; John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Council; Dan Adkins, president of Mardi Gras Casino; Rob Wyre, general manager of Isle Casino & Racing; and Nick Larossi, a lobbyist for the Las Vegas Sands. Sun-Sentinel editor Antonio Fins will serve as the moderator for the panel. To register online for the Gambling on Gaming forum, which is being held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at the Westin Cypress Creek, visit; registration is $30 in advance or $40 at the door.WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERSBrian Gaiefsky of Backsplash Emporium was referred by Cindy Abraham. Backsplash Emporium provides professional in-home consultations and installations. Brian Gaiefsky 954.415.5323 ic Backgrounds by Seaside Investigations is a private investigation business specializing in consumer background screening for employment, tenants, volunteers, medical staff and others. Don Hughes 954.962.6594 Cheetah Gentlemens Club is the premier gentlemans club in South Florida. MaryAnn Moore 561.866.6278 Dolph Maps uses the latest information to produce the highest quality cartography. Their maps are known throughout Florida and the South Eastern United States as the most accurate and Large Scale in the industry. Ryan Dolph 800.877.3649 Moonshadows is a neighborhood pub at your neighborhood golf course that serves modernized comfort food and has a great happy hour and excellent banquet facilities. Moon Steinmann Primerica educates families on how money works and provides them with a financial plan to ensure they are properly protected, financially secure and debt free so they can realize their life goals. John Misiag 786.474.6896 Ranses Salon & Spa is a fullservice hair salon in Downtown Hollywood specializing in cuts, coloring, mani-pedi, massages and more. Ranses Ponte 954.558.2730 Shiningstars Health Network are health coaches that help you regain your health by losing weight and reducing your medications. Nothing tastes as good as good health. William Smith 954.989.3730 Tribeca Medaesthestics provides the community with state-of-the-art, minimally-invasive cosmetic medical and surgical care from Board Certified physicians with a focus on education and public safety. Dr. Alan Shapiro 954.760.4370 IF GAMBLING COMES TO BROWARD COUNTY WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR BUSINESS? HOLLYWOOD GAZETTE | 800-683-3187 | WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM11


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Holiday Program & Service of RemembranceFriday, December 9, 2011 6:30 p.m. registration and refreshments 7:00 p.m. program How to Deal with the Stress of the Holidays Candle Lighting Tree of MemoriesSunday, December 11th Anytime between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Tiffany Panciera 954-989-9900 Both events will be held at Boyd-Panciera Hollywood Chapel 6400 Hollywood BoulevardSeating is limited so CALL TODAY Linda Boyd 954-983-6400 Creative Connection is funded in part by the Community Foundation of Broward. Funding for this exhibition season is provided in part by Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz. Funding for Artist Unknown/The Free World is provided in part by a grant from Funding Arts Broward and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The publication of the book accompanying the exhibition is also funded in part by Lou Anne and Mike Colodny. 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; and the Kresge Foundation. We welcome donations from all members of the community who wish to support our work. Image: Photographs from the exhibition Artist Unknown/The Free World pairings, anonymous images collected by John D. Monteith and Oliver Wasow.Artist Unknown/The Free World Organized by John D. Monteith & Oliver WasowOct. 29, 2011 Jan. 29, 2012 The U.S. premiere of a first-of-its-kind exhibition features hundreds of images of vernacular photography found online by artists John D. Monteith and Oliver Wasow. In celebration of our partnership with Art Basel Miami Beach 2011, the Center will be free and open to the public Mon., Nov. 28th through Sun., Dec. 4th, 2011. Hot Topics Speaker: Jerry Saltz Sat., Dec. 10, 2011 Reception: 5 pm, lecture: 6 pm Jerry Saltz is the Senior Art Critic for New York Magazine and a judge on the Bravo television show Work of Art He is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and in 2006 was named Best Art Critic by Time Out New York for his work at the Village Voice where he wrote from 1998 2007. Tickets: $10 non-members; $5 members, students, teachers, and seniors (with ID) per lecture. $40 for full lecture series. Price includes donation bar and snacks/hors doeuvres. Visit or call 954. 921. 3274 to purchase tickets and for more informationon the full series of lectures. 1650 Harrison Street Hollywood, FL 33020 9 54. 921. 3274 An anonymous donor has stepped forward and issued a matchinggift challenge: All donations and membership purchases to the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood through Dec. 31, 2011, will be matched, up to a total of $10,000. Give to the Center before the end of the year and double the impact of your donation through our matching donors generous commitment. All donations and membership contributions will support our Youth Arts Education Scholarship Fund. This fund allows students from all backgrounds to participate in our education programs. Meet the Challenge. Visit or call 954. 921. 3274 to donate today! 14 DECEMBER 2011


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$10.00 OFFany service with this ad $10.00 OFFany service with this ad $10.00 OFFany service with this ad $10.00 OFFany service with this ad $1500 rebates are still being issued toward the purchase of a new Energy Star system through Dec. 31 or until the money runs out. To get the rebate, you'll also have to have your home's duct systems tested and show that outside leaks are less than 15 percent. you qualify for this rebate. E.H. Whitson. The name Hollywood homeowners trust.We have been serving residences and businesses since 1936. We have maintained an excellent reputation for quality work and superior customer service. Hollywood resident Marty Jacobsen is avidly trying to raise awareness for a toy drive benefiting less fortunate children this holiday season. He encourages residents to get in the Holiday spirit and give back to their communities, which, he said, is what the season is all about. The toy drive benefits Liberia Economic & Social Development Inc. or LES a Community Development Corporation engaged in improving the overall well being of low-income residents in Dania, Liberia and Washington Park in the City of Hollywood. This is the third year the nonprofit organization has held a toy drive, and Jacobsen, a board member of LES, said they are once again relying on the community to help make Christmas special for needy children. I really, really believe in giving back to the community, he said, adding its a belief his mother instilled in him at a young age. Its not the kids fault that their parents (dont have money). The toy drive is so the kids can have a great holiday. LES is collecting both new and gently used toys up until Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day, LES will deliver the toys to the children on a Hollywood Fire Department fire engine. The kids absolutely love it, Jacobsen said. The look of sheer joy and amazement on their faces is a feeling thats just hard to get. Its really rewarding to see the looks of joy on their faces. He said LES has received a tremendous response from the community in the past, with the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood alone collecting 300 toys for them last year. In addition to its annual toy drive, Liberia Economic & Social Development Inc. provides certain services to low-income children and families to address family needs, such as career counseling, employment training, job retention, affordable housing, food and child care, according to its website. Since its inception in 1981, Executive Director Henry L. Graham said the nonprofit has serviced 49,000 families and built 386 homes for the needy. He hopes to continue on the same path with the help of the community. Its been fun working with the individuals, although its a challenge because youre working with very little government funding, Graham said. But people like Marty Jacobsen find the money. LES has drop-off locations at the following places: Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.; Sun Credit Union, 4205 Hollywood Blvd.; Sun Credit Union, 701 Promenade Drive #105, Pembroke Pines; or LES, 3220 N. 24th Ave. In addition, if residents cannot drop off their toys to these locations, someone from LES will pick up from the donators location. For more information or for toy pick-up, call Marty Jacobsen at 954394-0998. BY BRETT DALY Editor | Jacobsen 20 DECEMBER 2011




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Hillcrest Golf & Country Club now has ties to the Philippines thanks to the establishments involvement with Gawad Kalinga, a nonprofit organization that aims to make the Philippines a slum-free nation by providing land for the landless and homes for the homeless. Through various fundraising efforts and a golf tournament, Hillcrest raised enough money to build eight homes for poverty-stricken families in a village on the island of Leite and subsequently had the village named after it: South Florida Hillcrest Golf Village. Eight families forever had their lives changed through Hillcrests philanthropic efforts with Gawad Kalinga which means to give care. And now Hillcrest once again asks for the communitys help to change even more lives. On Dec. 9, Hillcrest will host its second GK Charity Golf Classic to raise funds for building additional homes with the Gawad Kalinga organization. Last years event raised $25,000 through 120 golfers and various sponsorships, and Hillcrest has set a goal of $35,000 and 144 golfers for this years event. If raised, the money would build 12 additional homes in the Philippines. I knew the best way to make as much money as possible was a golf tournament, said Lewis Rissman, general manager of Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. People get touched, moved and inspired by this whole cause. Rissman, who has volunteered with the South Florida division of Gawad Kalinga for two years, began Hillcrests involvement with the nonprofit organization because of his strong ties to the Philippines. He lived in the country for seven years, married a Filipino woman and had three children born in the Philippines. Because he has seen firsthand the amount of poverty in the country, he felt compelled to help eradicate the issue and used his connections with Hillcrest to help make it happen. Founded seven years ago by Antonio Meloto who was born to humble beginnings in Bacolod, Philippines and went on to achieve a successful business career the nonprofit organization has built 300,000 homes since its inception. In addition to providing homes, Gawad Kalinga also aims to give families the skills they need to achieve financial success and remove them from an impoverished lifestyle and mentality. This man is changing the entire country, Rissman said about the organizations founder. Its amazing whats going on. Now, there is hope. Rissman encourages people to attend the annual golf tournament to help further the cause and said participants can expect a high-quality event complete with a Filipino buffet that will include his wifes famous spring rolls. Eight families are now living with dignity in their own homes, Rissman said. This is a very special tournament. For more information about the GK Charity Golf Classic, call Rissman at 954-987-5000. For more information about Gawad Kalinga, visit FEATURE Because of the generosity of Hillcrest and residents, this home was built for a family in the Philippines. The golf course will host another event on Dec. 9 to benefit even more families.Hillcrest to host tournament benefiting nonprofit that builds homes in PhilippinesBY BRETT DALY Editor | 24 DECEMBER 2011


SAT., DECEMBER 3HOLLYWOOD BEA CH CANDY CANE PARADE 56th annual parade features marching bands, floats, community groups and more with a Candy Land theme; presented by City of Hollywood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Dept. & the Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA); 7-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Broadwalk, east of South Ocean Drive at Johnson St.; free. Call 954-921-3404; www. DRIVE SOUTH FLORIDAIncludes a toy distribution to needy kids, holiday shopping with vendors, holiday fashion show, performances by Kid-tertainment, music, refreshments, Miss Runway Model Queens; 4-8 p.m.; Holiday Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport, 2905 Sheridan St.; free with one unwrapped new toy. Call 1-800-4909632, ext. 704. ADVENTS DANCEGerman American Society dance features music by Oscar Kay; 6:30 p.m.; 6401 Washington St.; $9 admission, with food & drinks available for purchase. Call 954-434-0455.FRI., DECEMBER 9R OCK AND SOUL SHABB ATA night of rock, soul, jazz and gospel featuring Temple Beth Els Rock Band and Cantor Manny Silver; 7 p.m.; Temple Beth El, 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call 954-920-8225; www., DECEMBER 10ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DANCEEnjoy an evening of popular dancing to a DJ, Scottish country dancing and a performance by the St. Andrews Pipe Band; 8:30-11.30 p.m.; Little Flower Church, 1805 Pierce St.; $15. Call 786-205-5350 or 954-4765559; ABOARD THE POLAR EXPRESSAges 3-8 can listen to stories with Conductor Bill and enjoy a wintry treat; 2:30-3:30 p.m.; Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Road.; free. Call 954-985-2689.SHALOM TIME Childrens Hanukkah program for ages up to 7 features storytelling, puppetry and music presented by the Rose and Jack Orloff Central Agency for Jewish Education; 4-5 p.m.; Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Road.; free. Call 954-985-2689.THURS., DECEMBER 15 HOLIDAY MUSICAL FANTASYPresented by Palms Center for The Arts; 7:30-9 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theatre, Johnson St. & the Broadwalk; free. Call 954-288-5443.ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCER TEvening of song and dance includes sacred, traditional & popular Christmas music performed by ChaminadeMadonna College Preparatorys choir, jazz and symphonic bands and dance class; 7-9 p.m.; Chaminade-Madonna gym, 500 E. Chaminade Drive; free. Call 954-989-5150;, DECEMBER 16CHRISTMAS ON THE BEA CH5th annual variety show extravaganza presented by Expressions of Joy performing arts ministry features bands, vocalists, dancers, mimes and more, hosted by former Saturday Night Live cast member Victoria Jackson; 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Hollywood Beach Theatre, Johnson Street & the Broadwalk; free. Call 954-428-4480 or Denna McDaniel at 573-280-8486; NIGHTBring a blanket or chair and a picnic basket and enjoy the 1947 holiday classic Miracle on 34th Street; 8-10 p.m.; ArtsPark at Young Circle, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1; free. Call 954-9213500;, DECEMBER 173RD ANNUAL FESTIVUS PAR TYEvent benefiting the Ann Storck Center includes a two-hour open bar, live music, raffles, games and prizes; 7 p.m.; Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub, 1921 Hollywood Blvd.; $10 donation at the door. Call 954-921-2317; www. HOLIDAY CONCER TSuzuki Family Holiday Concert features classical music and holiday favorites performed by the young musicians of Suzuki Academy; 2-3 p.m.; Stirling Road Branch Library, 3151 Stirling Road.; free. Call 954985-2689.POLAR EXPRESSInteractive presentation of the classic childrens story for ages 6-9; 2 p.m.; Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd.; free. Call 954-9262430.SUN., DECEMBER 18THE NUT CRA CKER B ALLAnnual fundraiser presented by the South Florida Ballet Theater includes a four-course dinner, excerpts from The Nutcracker Ballet performed by professional ballet artists, LennonMcCartney tribute duo the 2 of Us and Sean Patrick Kennedy & The Hollywood Ratpack; 5 p.m.; Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, 3555 S. Ocean Drive; $100 adults, $50 children. RSVP: 954929-4601.CHRISTMAS PAR TY DANCEFeaturing the Edelweiss Chorus, a Christmas sing-along, Santa Claus, complimentary Wiener Wurst (hotdog) and coffee; 6:30 p.m.; German American Society, 6401 Washington St.; $5 (guests are asked to bring cookies and snacks). Call 954-434-0455.TUES., DECEMBER 20COMMUNITY CANDLE LIGHTINGJoin Temple Beth El for the First Night of Hanukkah with a Community Candle Lighting on the front lawn; 5:30 p.m.; 1351 S. 14th Ave. Call 954-9208225;, DECEMBER 23MAR VIN DIXONS CLASSY CHRISTMASStandup comedy show; 8 and 10:30 p.m.; Improv Comedy Club at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5700 Seminole Way; $20. Call 954-9815653;, DECEMBER 24HOLIDAY EVE PAR TYHoliday Eve Party Under the Stars for ages 21 and older features a live DJ; 8 p.m.-3 a.m.; Sky Lounge on the rooftop of Bongos at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5733 Seminole Way; $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Call 954-791-3040, ext.1; www. ANNUAL MATZO B ALLExperience a night of high-energy networking and matchmaking for singles ages 21-49; 8 p.m.; Pangaea & Gryphon, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way; $30. Call 954-581-5454; SUN., DECEMBER 25MAR VIN DIXONS CLASSY CHRISTMASStandup comedy show; 8 p.m.; Improv Comedy Club at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5700 Seminole Way; $20. Call 954-981-5653;, DECEMBER 26SOUTH FLORIDA CHANUKAH FESTIVAL32nd annual family event features the lighting of one of the worlds largest menorahs, The Amazing Hassidic Flying Acrobats from France, Hip Hop sensation Nosson Zand, Jewish Star winner Yisroel Amar & Benny Friedman, the Prince of Jewish Music; The Village at Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach; free. Call 954-458-1877.SAT., DECEMBER 31PAUL ANKA NEW YEARS EVERing in the New Year with celebrated singer, songwriter and former teen idol Paul Anka; 10:30 p.m. (doors open at 9:30 p.m.); Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole Way; $89, $124 or $154 (reserved seats). Call 954-7975531; www.hardrocklivehollywoodfl. com. 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