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MUNICIPAL NEWS Jace Cristiano Montes Jace Cristiano Montes was born on August 1, 2012, 7 weeks early. He just turned one year old and is doing remarkably well, although he spent 10 days in the Intensive Care, while his lungs developed fully. He is friendly and loves people. He smiles a lot and plays with his two older brothers well. Doesnt give Mommy and Daddy any trouble. MONTHLY FEATURE WANT YOUR BABY TO BE BABY THE MONTH? baby of the month E-mail a hi-res photo plus the name of the parents and your babys special traits to Frankie is a pug with the most amazing personality he is my everything. I got him when he was just a few weeks old and since then I have never left his side. Its been just me and him for the past 10 years. He is my support and savior. so many times I have felt like giving up but he was my reason to keep getting up and living. Since Im all he has and he is all I have, I couldnt let him down. My little guy is diabetic and blind, that is why he wears cool sunglasses to cover his cloudy eyes. MONTHLY FEATURE WANT YOUR PET TO BE PET THE MONTH? E-mail a hi-res photo plus the name of the pet and your pets special traits to pet of the month Frankie By David Volz Correspondent Kimley-Horn and Associates was recently awarded a $97,890 contract by the City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) to complete a Master Conceptual Plan for the Dixie Highway/21st Avenue Corridor. It is also known as the FEC Corridor. An important goal of the project is the adoption of the Complete Streets Guidelines; a movement out of Smart Growth America. This means that a street is developed to be shared by bicycle riders, pedestrians, wheel chair users, cars and buses. There are also plans for a passenger railway station. You will see all types of transit users on the Dixie Highway/21st Avenue Corridor, said architect Susan Goldberg, Coastal Project Manager for Hollywood. Broward County has already adopted the Complete Streets Guidelines and Hollywood is in the process of adopting it. City of Hollywood of staff is preparing an ordinance for consideration by the Hollywood City Commission to adopt Complete Street Guidelines. When the project is complete, the downtown area be a place of energy and excitement. There will be trolleys, people riding around on bicycles, people walking and some individuals using cars. There will be bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks. There will be landscape buffer zones. This promotes a healthier lifestyle and reduces pollution, said Goldberg. This will bring further interest in economic revitalization to downtown Hollywood. It will be a desirable place to live, work and study. Barry University is here. This area of Hollywood will be live, work, study and play. The transit station will also attract people to the area. A second railroad track is being built by All Aboard Florida, a subsidiary of the FEC to encourage the development of passenger train service. All Aboard Florida will link Miami to Orlando with high speed passenger rail and will have a stop in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The Tri-Rail Coastal Link will share the new passenger track along the FEC and will serve 28 cities from Miami to Jupiter. It will stop in Hollywood. This will make it easier for someone to live in Hollywood and work in Palm Beach County. Hollywood has big plans for the Dixie Highway/21st Avenue Corridor. Once the Plan has been completed, the City will utilize the Plan to obtain funding from the Broward County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Kimley-Horn also received a $95,000 contract to complete a Master Conceptual Plan on U.S. One/Federal Highway from Young Circle to Sheridan Street. This project will look for ways to make this corridor a more desirable place to locate office buildings and other commercial redevelopment. The goal will be to create a complete street and to make the area safer for pedestrians, bicycle riders and to be more attractive. Plans call for plants to be installed in the medians and the medians will be lengthened. We are doing this at the right time, said Goldberg. We will apply for beatification grants from the Florida Department of Transportation and federal grants. They want to see what we want to do and they want to see an economic analysis. Both studies are being funded proportionally by the City of Hollywood and the Hollywood CRA. Positive changes planned for Downtown Hollywood L. Kenneth Barnett appointed to S. Leadership Hollywood is an interactive program where participants experience the Hollywood community up close, work together and gain a unique knowledge of resources and services available in Hollywood, Broward County and the State of Florida. The nine-month program will kickoff on Friday, October 11, 2013 with graduation in June 2014. More than 750 individuals have graduated from the program including including Mayor Peter Bober, Vice Mayor Richard Blattner, Commissioner Patty Asseff, Commissioner Peter Hernandez, Commissioner Kevin Biederman and his wife Donna, Senator Eleanor Sobel and many others pillars of our community. Visit or call the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce at (954) 923-4000 to apply. Leadership Hollywood seeks applicants Governor Rick Scott recently appointed L. Kenneth Barnett to the Board of Commissioners that governs the South Broward Hospital District. Barnett succeeds former board member Sara E. Wolfer, who leaves the Board after dedicating close to nine years of service. Barnetts appointment runs through June 2016. Barnett, 67, joins the South Broward Hospital District with decades of experience in insurance litigation and defense. He is an attorney at the Law Office of L. Kenneth Barnett in Hollywood, a member of the Broward County Bar Association and the Florida Bar Association. Barnett received his bachelors degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967 and his law degree from the University of Florida in 1970. Barnett is a past member of the Knights of Columbus at Nativity Catholic Church. I look forward to working with this dynamic group of professionals, said Barnett, who is married to Carol Camp Barnett and has two sons, Andrew and Brian. Im pleased to be given the opportunity to positively impact the lives of many residents in the South Broward Hospital District. Barnett joins the other members of the South Broward Hospital District Board of Commissioners: Chairman Hobel Florido; Vice Chairman Jose Basulto; Secretary/ Treasurer Laura R. Miller; Commissioner Alfredo Avalos; Commissioner Kathleen A. Durham and Commissioner Albert C. Jones. 4


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COVER STORYThe bald and the beautiful: Annual head-shaving event raises money for childrens cancer researchSt. Baldricks Foundation event set for Sept. 21 at Mickey ByrnesBy Caron Conway Lauren Bendesky was a typical 14-year-old until one fateful day in May 2012 when a large mass in her stomach was discovered that would be diagnosed as Stage IV high-risk neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerve tissues. After more than a year of grueling chemotherapy and radiation treatments, today Lauren is a cancer survivor whose tests and scans show No Evidence of Disease (NED). Lauren, now 16, is only one of 175,000 children worldwide who are diagnosed each year with cancer. Although its the number one disease killer of children in the U.S., only 4 percent of federal cancer research funding is for childhood cancers. Thats where the St. Baldricks Foundation, a nonprofit fundraising organization, comes in. As a show of solidarity with young patients who typically lose their hair during cancer treatments, volunteers at thousands of events held around the world have their heads shaved in exchange for pledges of financial support to help fill crucial funding gaps at medical institutions that treat young cancer patients. St. Baldricks is the worlds largest fundraising event for pediatric cancer research, contributing more than $100 million in grants since 2005. A local fundraiser, Get Bald at Mickeys, will be held at 4 p.m. Sat., Sept. 21 at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub, 1921 Hollywood Blvd., which has hosted head-shaving events to benefit St. Baldricks since 2009. As of the end of August, some 54 local shavees, including event organizers Christopher Haggerty and Mickey Byrnes owner Mark Rowe, had raised more than 50 percent of the $30,000 fundraising goal. The family-friendly event, which takes place during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, will be hosted by WPLG Local 10 morning meteorologist Julie Durda and weekend anchor Todd Tongen and feature clowns, face painters, a magician, live music, a silent auction, raffle and guest speakers, including cancer survivors and cancer research doctors. Also on hand will be several young cancer survivors, including Lauren Bendesky, who has a team of shavees raising pledges in her honor. Laurens cancer was discovered by chance on the morning of May 26, 2012, when her mother Sharon happened to tickle her daughter and felt a suspicious mass on her stomach. Doctors at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital removed the 15-lb. mass along with one of Laurens ovaries. On June 7 her parents told her she had cancer. The mass, lymph nodes and fluid all contained cancer cells, and two weeks later it had spread to Laurens bone marrow. Over the course of the next year, she underwent six rounds of chemotherapy, stem cell harvest and rescue with high-dose chemotherapy, radiation and antibody therapy. After her third round of chemo, a marrow biopsy showed no cancer cells in her marrow. After the sixth and final round, all tests and scans showed No Evidence of Disease (NED). Last January, Lauren was admitted to Miami Childrens Hospital for six weeks for high-dose chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant/rescue. The following week, she began the first of 12 radiation treatments, with daily platelet transfusions. With each test, the result was NED. But the final phase of treatment that began last April proved to be the most difficult and kept Lauren hospitalized longer than expected with months of high fevers and other serious symptoms. She finished her last round of inpatient treatment Aug. 23 and will continue at-home medication through October. Lauren said she hopes to inspire others through her experience battling cancer. Even with all of the bad that has occurred I have continued to persevere and look at the positivity, she writes on her Facebook page, Team Lauren. I hope to use this experience to be a role model to other teenagers faced with this difficult journey. My main goal is not only to inspire children younger than me battling cancer and struggling to win but also adults much older than me not even facing cancer. Laurens illness also has influenced her future career plans. I always knew I wanted to work in medicine and especially in pediatrics, and now even more I want to be a pediatric oncologist as a way to give back, she said. To participate in the fundraiser at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub as a shavee or to make a donation, visit The St. Baldricks Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about St. Baldricks, call 1-888-899-BALD (2253) or visit Chris Haggerty contributed to this report. Lauren, now 16, is only one of 175,000 children worldwide who are diagnosed each year with cancer. Mickey Byrnes owner Mark Rowe takes it all off every year for St. Baldricks.PHOTO BY COURTNEY ORTIZ WWW.COURTNEYORTIZ.COM 7


8FIREF IGHTERS 5K R UN ON THE BROADWALK 6-10 a.m., H ollywood Beach T he ater, 100 Johnson St.Join fellow runners as they race from Minnesota Street, north to Charleston Street and then back again. The run is sponsored by the Broward Metro Information: 954-474-407410R I BB ON CUTTING F OR L EUKEMIA AND L YMPHOMA S O C IETY5-7 p.m., Ventura Corporate Center, 200 S P ark R oad, S uite 140Join this event to commemorate the phoma Society, a group that supports research, patient support and informa tion programs. Information: 954-744-530011 9-11 M EMORIAL CON C ERT7:30-9 p.m., A rtsP ark A mphitheater, 1 Y oung CirclePay tribute to those lost on Sept. 11, free concert. The event is sponsored James Perkowski; the Florida Police Guard and Firing Squad; and veteran groups from Broward County. Information: 954-483-928514BULLY P REV ENTION S EMINAR: BULLY IS A BAD W ORD1:30-2:15 p.m., H ollywood K ungFu Academy, 1864 P olk St. prevention using verbal martial arts. Friends are welcome and parents are also encouraged to participate. Information: 954-367-231017D OWNTOWN A RTWALK 7-10 p.m., H arrison Street area Information: 954-921-350018FULL M OON D RUM CIR C LE7-9 p.m., A rtsP ark at Y oung CircleMeet at the Palm Court (west side). Information: 954-926-020419P ARTY WITH A P URPOSE5:30-7:30 p.m., Location to be determinedlywood Womens Club, a group dedicated to improving the community through volunteerism. Cost is $10.Information: 954-391-530820A RTISTS RE C EPTION6-10 p.m., A rt and Culture Center of H ollywood, 1650 H arrison St.Join this free reception to mark the open ing of works by Francesco ren Goldstein, and Gustavo MatamGET LISTED! Visit more area happenings or to list yours. G O S EEDO W H ATS H OT & H APPENING IN HOLLYW OOD 8B RU C E B RU C E8 p.m. showFort Lauder dale Improv, 5700 S eminole W ay Information: 954-981-5653 S E P TEMBE R H ARD R O C K L I V E! Sept. 4: Sept. 15: Sept. 18:S ept. 22: L isa L ampanelli, 7 p.m. Sept. 27: Brian Wilson and 14 H OLLYWOOD WEST C ON CERT SERIES 7:30-9 p.m., Boulevard H eights Enjoy this free live music show, which West Concert Series. This months Elvis, oldies rock and more.Information: 954-921-3404 W ork by Francesco L oCastro 8 B RU C E B RU C E Fort Lauderdale Improv, 5700 S eminole W ay 8 p.m. Information: 954-981-5653 8


A RTS P ARK L I V E!8 p.m. Fridays and 9 p.m. S aturdays, A rtsP ark amphitheater, H ollywood Blvd. & U .S 1F REE FRIDAY MO V IE NIGHTSSept. 6: Sept. 13: Sept. 20: Sept. 27:S ATURDAYSSept. 7: Sept. 14: Mixed Culture, reggae Sept. 21: Sept. 28:Information: 954-921-3500H OLLYWOOD B EA C H THEATRE MUSI C AND DAN C ING 7:30-9 p.m. M ondaysW ednesdays, H ollywood Beach T heatre, Johnson S treet and the BroadwalkMONDAYSSept. 2: FlashBack, oldies rock Sept. 9:doowop Sept. 16: standards Sept. 23: Sundown, country Sept. 30: Bevs backup band, dance musicTUESDAYSSept. 3: Marly Johnson, French songstress Sept. 10: Sept. 17: Sept. 24: Travis Bridges, sax/jazzWEDNESDAYSSept. 4: Sept. 11: Thunderhead, classic rock Sept. 18: Sept. 25:FRIDAYS Sept. 6: aSilva and the Chicago blues Sept. 13: Shakedown, rock reggae Sept. 20: classic rock Sept. 27: East End and bluesSATURDAYSSept. 7: Jay Blues Band, blues Sept. 14: The Pitbull of Blues Band, Sept. 21:ful swinging blues Sept. 28: sInformation: 954-921-3404A RT AND C ULTURE C ENTER O F HOLLYWOOD EXHI B ITS10 a.m.-5 p.m., T uesday-Friday, and N oon-4 p.m. S aturday and S unday, 1650 H arrison S t. The following exhibits start Sept. 21 Geometry series with a new body of mixed-media work and video animation. South Florida-based artist Jessy Nite explores bold narratives and speaks through a variety of con trolled substances. The exhibition Black Eyes features never-seen-before images by ac claimed documentary-style photogdraws inspiration from paintings, Gustavo Matamoros semi-perma (20130700), in the centers library is inspired by the idea of seeing with our minds ear. Matamoros is a sound artist and composer who lives and works in South Florida. Charles M. Schulz: Pop Culture in Peanuts continues through Sept. 8. Gallery visitors can also create their own works in the centers Peanuts play area and take part in other exhibition-related activities. driac Series appropriates drug ogy charts, and makeup kits found online. The exhibit continues through Sept. 8.Information: 954-921-3274A RTS P ARK AT Y OUNG CIR C LE G ALLERY N oon-6 p.m. MondayS aturday, 1 Y oung Circle self-taught artist who is featuring 21 of his oil paintings through Sept. 27. travels, surroundings, and his family in his creations. Information: 954-921-3500 bar and light refresh ments will be served. The reception will feature systems of South Florida and zine 1. 21D OWNTOWN H OLLYWOOD E N P LEIN A RIE10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.,various sites throughout downtown H ollywoodWatch as artists create artwork on-site at various stations throughout down at 9:30 a.m.Information: 954-924-298022H OPE F OR VISION 5K R UN R ace starts at 7:30 a.m., H ollywood Beach Broadwalk at Connecticut StreetJoin this 5K run from Charnow Park. Funds raised go toward treatment for registration available for teams of 10 or more. Information: 954-920-7741 or 305459-445028M YCHARITYR UN.C OM 5/10K5:30 a.m. load in, 7 a.m. start time, H ollywood Beach Broadwalk event starts at Tyler Street, heads to North Beach Park and then returns. The event allows participants to raise funds for whatever cause they want. Information: 305-741-8043ART & MOVIE S & MUSIC 20 11TH ANNUAL G RAPES F OR G RADES 6:30-9:30 p.m., H ollywood Beach M arriott, 2501 N. Ocean Drive provides college tuition assistance to high school students. Event tickets are $60 before the event and $70 at the door. Information: 954-923-4000 Catch Peanuts through Sept. 8. 21 S T. BALDRI C KS D AY FUNDRAISER 4-10 p.m., M ickey Byrnes Irish P ub, 1921 H ollywood Blvd. This event raises funds for the St. Baldricks Foundation, which helps to fund childhood cancer research. Shave others heads, shed your own hair or cheer on those who give up their locks. The event features a silent Information: 954-536-9515 W ork by Jessy N ite 9


SCHOOL NEWS Enrollment Currently Open for Students in Grades Kindergarten through Sixth Somerset Academy, Inc.a Florida-based, nonprofit educational institution with a 15-year track record of successfully operating high-performing charter schoolsannounced today that Somerset Academy Hollywood is opening for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. The new charter school will cater to students in grades kindergarten through sixth and be serviced by Academica, one of the nations leading charter school service and support organizations with a roster of more than 100 schools throughout the country. Enrollment for Somerset Academy Hollywood students is presently open. The school, located at 1704 Buchanan St., will host a meet and greet for parents and students on August 15 and officially open on August 19. With plans to eventually serve students through eighth grade, the new charter school and its staff of experienced teachers will present supreme educational opportunities through carefully planned curriculums. In technology-rich classrooms, all students will have access to computers, laptops and Promethean Boards (interactive, electronic touch whiteboards), as well as specialized software for customized instruction. The school will also feature a uniform policy and beforeand after-school care. Additionally, all teachers are trained in conscious discipline, which addresses emotional intelligence and promotes conflict resolution. Somerset Academy Hollywood will be led by veteran educator and administrator, Mary C. Stuart, who also serves as the principal of Somerset East Preparatory Academy in Miramar (an A school), and boasts a doctoral degree in educational leadership. It is with great pride that I lead this school into its opening year, said Somerset Academy Hollywood Principal Mary Stuart. As enrollment continues and we open our doors for the first time, the Somerset team is thrilled for the opportunity to encourage a new generation of motivated learners. Nationally recognized for its awardwinning education programs, Somerset was the first charter school system in the nation to achieve district accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS-CASI), the foremost organization granting external mark of quality and high standards to academic institutions in the Southern region of the U.S. As a charter school service and support provider, Academica serves in a similar capacity to a school districts staff and boards role in managing a traditional public school. The Floridabased organization has a proven track record of developing and growing networks of successful charter schools throughout the U.S. and currently serves the largest population of highperforming charter schools in the state of Florida. Academicas strategic formula of establishing schools in areas of great need has made it an instrumental resource in accelerating student and school performance nationwide for the past decade. Academica is honored to have been chosen to provide services to this promising institution, said Academica Founder and President Fernando Zulueta. We are delighted for the opportunity to further expand our relationship with Somerset Academy and assist this school in providing a world-class education to its students. For further information on Somerset Academy Hollywood, please visit www. and to learn more about Academica, visit www. Somerset Academy Hollywood charter school opens for 2013-2014 academic year 10


DOWNTOWN NEWS Popular free monthly event is back on Hollywood Boulevard through May By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Cruise on down to Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday, September 15 for the return of the Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic, where dozens of classic cars, trucks and other vehicles of interest will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along both sides of Hollywood Boulevard between 19th and 20th avenues. The Dream Car Classic, a longtime popular event returning after more than a yearlong absence, is an open show, meaning vehicles of all years may enter. Following its reintroduction on September 15, the free event will be presented by the City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in coordination with the Downtown Hollywood Business Association, on the first Sunday of the month from October through May. Upcoming dates are October 6 and November 3. Car show promoter Joe Bevelacqua of Cobra Joe Productions said classic car owners and spectators alike are excited about the revival of the Dream Car Classic, which in the past has drawn both serious automobile enthusiasts and families looking for an entertaining way to spend a Sunday. Downtown Hollywood is the perfect location for a classic car show, Bevelacqua said. Hollywood Boulevard can accommodate a large number of participants as well as spectators, and the downtown area offers a great mix of businesses, from a variety of restaurants and pubs to unique boutiques and specialty shops. Entertainment will be provided by popular oldies DJ Rockin Rich Bedford. MAJIC 102.7 radio personality Mindy Lang will be on hand to sign autographs, take photos with fans and present car show awards at 1:15 p.m., including trophies for the Top 30 vehicles and the Peoples Choice Award. Car show participants also will receive discounts at select downtown restaurants. Car show registration fee is $20. To pre-register for the Dream Car Classic, email Joe Bevelacqua at jbevsr@msn. com and include your vehicles make and model. Vehicles also will be registered the morning of the show as space permits. We have space for 85 cars, Bevelacqua said. I think its going to be a really successful show. There is no charge for on-street downtown parking between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. Free on-street parking is available in three-hour increments between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Garage parking is available for $1 per hour at the Municipal Garages located at 251 S. 20th Avenue (between Harrison Street and Van Buren Street) and 251 N. 19th Avenue (between Tyler Street and Polk Street). Dream Car Classic rolls into Downtown Hollywood Sept. 15 W e b s i t e D e s i g n S i n c e 1 9 9 5 B r o c h u r e D e s i g n B u s i n e s s C a r d & L e t t e r h e a d D e s i g n T r a d e S h o w D i s p l a y s S o c i a l M e d i a M a r k e t i n g T V A d v e r t i s i n g 9 5 4 5 2 2 8 7 7 2 | w w w A d E x c e l l e n c e c o m 2 4 5 0 H o l l y w o o d B l v d S u i t e 3 0 0 H o l l y w o o d F L 3 3 0 2 0 11


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HOLLYWOOD STARS By David Volz Peter Kratochvil is a man of various passions. He loves dancing and he loves complex engineering projects. Hollywood residents may have seen Kratochvil riding around the City of Hollywood on a bicycle with a plastic covering that protects him from the elements and acts as kind of sail. It allows him to ride without depending as much on pedals. He envisions a bicycle that people could ride using his engineering concepts that would take advantage of the wind and enable people to enjoy cycling without having to work so hard on pedaling. The plastic cover he uses for his bicycle works according to the same principles birds and butterflies use to fly. Kratochvil has had an interesting life but now he is facing some challenges. He is homeless and does not speak English. He speaks Czech. To earn money, Kratochvil dances from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at Club Tropical in Hallandale. The owner pays him $40 a night to dance with older women who come to the Club. He recently met a friend, Irena Roy, a native of Czechoslovakia, who is trying to help him. He was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1952 at a time when the nation was under a communist government. My father was a doctor but he did not want me to be a doctor, said Kratochvil. I attended the Academy of Drama in Prague and I was an announcer on the radio in Prague. I would read stories on the air. Kratochvil also danced professionally. He was talented in the Waltz, Cha Cha, Rumba and Tango. He has won dance contests. He once won $1,000 in a dance contest. For Kratochvil life in a communist nation was not a bad experience. He avoided problems with the government and enjoyed life. Roy agreed that life was not so bad in Czechoslovakia during communist rule. My parents always insisted that I never discuss religion or politics. I never did and I never had any problems in Czechslovakia, she said. Life actually became more difficult when communism ended in Czechoslovakia. Then many people lost their jobs and factories that employed thousands of people were closed. People who were used to state health care, secure jobs and long vacations suddenly had to compete in a capitalistic economy. And many individuals struggled to adjust to a new way of life. Kratochvil decided to come to the United States in 2000. He arrived in New Orleans and then moved to the Hollywood area. I wanted to live in an area with an ocean, he said. I love it here. While being homeless is a challenge, Kratochvil believes it has allowed him to see the world differently than he would if he lived a more conventional life. He has been able to spend more time studying birds and butterflies and has been able to use this knowledge to develop his bicycle cover design. Kratochvil would like some help and has skills to offer. Those who want to help Kratochvil can contact Tom Olsen at (954) 927-8240. This interview was facilitated by Tom Olsen and interpreter Irena Roy. Who is Hollywoods iconic bike guy? How Much Is Your Home Worth ...Really? When you list your home with me, I pay for a professional independent appraisal so we can eliminate the guessing game and play to WIN! Ask about my 29-day guarantee.Cindy AbrahamVoted Best Realtor In Hollywood, Florida 13


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I cringe whenever a woman says to me, I dont want to lift weights or strength is just not that important to me. Not so much because I think there is something inherently wrong with not enjoying strength training, but because of the REASON most women give as to why they dont. Most women are more concerned with how their body looks rather than what it can DO. Some may argue with me on this, and Im open to the debate, but in the realm of fitness, when it comes to the practical application in life, there are not many things more important than strength. If youre in an earthquake and the ceiling falls on your head, your six-pack wont do you one bit of good, but if youre strong enough to push a 100 lb. piece of cement off your body, you might have a chance of saving your life or someone elses. What if youre starving and all you have to eat is a bottle of almond butter, but you cannot open the jar? Your skinny jeans wont come in too handy then, now will they? Dont get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with wanting to look AMAZING and I love my skinny jeans just as much as you do. In fact, appearance is a significant component of your self-esteem, and consequentially, your quality of life. However if you look HOT (for most women that means thin and toned) but you dont have the functional strength to carry your own groceries-in a single trip, or God forbid, you have ask your spouse to help you open a bottle of spaghetti sauce, then who the heck cares if your clothing size is in the single digits? The opposite of strong is weak, and who wants to be weak? Not me, and I bet neither do you! Ironically, in a society where most women fulfill the same responsibility as their male counterparts, many still hold onto the belief that to be strong is to be masculine. Women have been conditioned to believe that strength is something only men need, and that women who can move their own furniture carry their own groceries and squat their own body weight are somehow less feminine. Im calling BS on that one! When did a strong woman become an oxymoron? Is it a sin that I dont need the young boy at Home Depot to help me carry my sand bags to the car AND I can put it in the trunk by myself? And guess what? When Im done lifting sandbags, I can STILL come home, take a bubble bath, put on a pretty skirt, paint my toe nails, and do whatever else feminine women are supposed to do. So heres the bottom line ladies: There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with having or wanting to have a six pack, and you should not be burned at the stake if you cannot open your own jar of spaghetti sauce, but strength is EXTREMELY important, especially as you age, because the weaker you are, the more dependent you become and the more likely you are injure yourself in the most mundane of activities (like walking). So ladies, being strong and having a few muscles to show for it, does not make you any less of a woman. It is after all 2013, and last I heard ladies, you can be slim, sexy AND strong! Shondelle Solomon-Miles is the Head Fitness coach and owner of Synergize Home of CrossFit 954. To schedule a FREE one-on-one consultation with Shondelle visit www. Shondelle SolomonMiles Slim, sexy and STRONG Broward researches use of processed glass for beach renourishment Broward County is known for its twenty-three miles of award winning beaches. Browards beaches attract an estimated 7.2 million visitors a year and contribute $548 million annually to Broward Countys economy. But, like beaches worldwide erosion is a problem and beach renourishment is necessary. Broward Commissioners have asked that county staff conduct research to determine if using processed glass, instead of natural sand is an economically feasible idea prior to funding additional environmental testing. The idea that we might be able to take something thats being thrown away now and turn it into silica sand, which glass is made of, and use it on the beach and find our own source I think is really exciting, said Mayor Kristin Jacobs who brought the issue forward for Commission discussion. Preliminary environmental testing was conducted in 2008 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection but fell short of funding prior to completion and was inconclusive. Commissioners were told an estimated $1.5 million may be necessary to conduct additional environmental testing and monitoring over a three year period. How much source material is available? What is the cost of glass today as opposed to when we first looked at it? Has it declined? Im very much in favor of it because, after all, glass is sand, its silica, said Commissioner Sue Gunzburger. Our problem is we dont know if this is more cost effective. We need to determine the following: that this is the cost for beach sand. This is the cost of sand if its dredged up by the ton. This is the cost of sand from an upland source and this is the cost of sand if you got it from the glass project, said Commissioner Chip LaMarca. I too support the concept, but there are so many holes, Im not willing to authorize $1.5 million but I am willing to say: tell us how much money you need to get us what we need to do a comparison of cost, said Commissioner Lois Wexler. Its my understanding Palm Beach looked at this and its my understanding that they determined that it wasnt cost effective, and so Im wondering why they made that determination, noted Commissioner Martin David Kiar. Another concern discussed is the ability to recycle enough glass to supplement beach renourishment. My sense of it is, if it was economically feasible than currently there would be some private entity that would have stepped in and would have acquired some site to convert this glass into glass sand. The next step is, do we have a site in Broward County that is actually feasible to conduct such an operation, said Commissioner Tim Ryan. Commissioners agreed to consider funding for environmental testing once a cost analysis has been conducted and additional information brought forward at a future date. THE LIGHTER SIDE BEACH NEWS 20




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NEWS FROM THE GREATER HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Scenes from Recent Chamber Events The August Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast Meeting took place at the Marriott Hollywood Beach and featured keynote speaker David Shelley, Curriculum Supervisor from the Broward County Schools who educated our audience about Common Core Standards; Broward College sponsored the event and President David Armstrong gave the introduction. We hope you enjoy these photos from the breakfast. 24


On Friday, September 20th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will present the 11th Annual Grapes for Grades fundraiser at the Marriott Hollywood Beach (2501 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood). This wonderful event features tantalizing food, fine wine and live music, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation (a 501(c3) organization providing college scholarships to deserving seniors from Hollywood public high schools and helping to finance their pursuit of higher education.) Since its inception, the chambers Grapes for Grades event has generated more than $250,000 for the foundation and has funded approximately 250 students! Attendees will enjoy delectable bites and a notable collection of wines and spirits from participating restaurants and vendors such as: Hollywood Prime at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa GGs Waterfront Bar and Grill Elements Bistro at the Hollywood Beach Crowne Plaza Latitudes on the Beach at the Hollywood Beach Marriott Brio Tuscan Grille at The Village of Gulfstream Park La Vendetta Liguoris Fired Up! Ginos Italian Market Over The Top Catering Taverna Opa Hollywood Disalvos Pizza & Italian Restaurant Menchies Frozen Yogurt Winn-Dixie Tijuana Flats Taco Beach Shack PARTING GIFTS COURTESY OF: Popcorn Zone Hialeah Products/New Urban Farms Sponsors of this years Grapes for Grades event include Hollywood Police Department, E.H. Whitson Air Conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical Services, Barker Animation, Hollywood Discount Liquor & Wine, Sun Credit Union, Community Bank, Calvin Giordano, Barry University,, Union Printing, The Press Room, & INRO Marketing. In addition to a silent auction featuring fabulous items, the Hollywood Florida Scholarship Foundation will also conduct a drawing for a magnificent 10 day cruise for two through the Southern Caribbean aboard the luxurious Oceania Riviera! Tickets to Grapes for Grades are available for $60 pre-event and will be priced at $70 at the door. Take advantage of the $200 wine and dine deal, which provides two event tickets ($120 value) and one cruise drawing ticket ($100 value), which saves you $20 in advance or $40 at the door. WELCOME NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS 1 Stop Public Adjusting SVR, Inc. Zachary Oppenheim 954.993.5589 Professional public adjusting Ad Valorem Title LLC Marcela Barrero 954.607.5324 Full service title agency AFLAC Georgina Scott 954.445.2146 Supplemental insurance coverage American Fence Corp. 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TRUSTEE MEMBER John Theodore 954.929.4010 Authentic food, great atmosphere and a lot of fun The Club at Emerald Hills Henry Olstein 954.961.4000 Providing the perfect setting for truly memorable occasions and events Virtuous Creations Sherrie Walton 954.689.2240 Event planning and dcor for social, corporate, galas, wedding and charity events Grapes for Grades: Fine Wine and More to Aid Scholarship Foundation NEWS FROM THE GREATER HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast/ Tabletop Business Expo Business Expo 7 to 8 a.m. Breakfast Program 8 to 9 a.m. More Business Expo 9 to 10 a.m. Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa 3555 S. Ocean Drive, Hollywood Keynote speaker: Hollywood City Manager, Cathy Swanson Rivenbark Sponsored by: Waste Pro $12 members in advance online/$15 members at the door/$20 future members Business Expo Table $100 members $150 future members Space limited-To reserve your table visit www. 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Party with a Purpose set for Sept. 19th to benefit Hollywood Womens Club at the Swamp Bar Party with a Purpose (PWP) is a monthly networker/fundraiser sponsored by the Hollywood Gazette and hosted at venues located at Seminole Paradise. Each month, people network and support a different non-profit in the community. Augusts Party with a Purpose benefitted the Habitat for Humanity. The Swamp Bar generously served an abundance of appetizers and attendees enjoyed the cocktail specials. Entertainment was provided by Scott Evans of Scott Evans Productions. The next PWP is on Thursday, Sept. 19th at the Swamp Bar to benefit theHollywood Womens Club. Fifty percent of the $10 admission fee and all raffle proceeds are donated to the organization. The public is invited to attend. For more information or to RSVP, visit pwphollywood. FOR GOODNESS SAKE PHOTOS BY MELISSA DONALDSON 28


How Much Is Your Home Worth ...Really? When you list your home with me, I pay for a professional independent appraisal so we can eliminate the guessing game and play to WIN! Ask about my 29-day guarantee.Cindy AbrahamVoted Best Realtor In Hollywood, Florida Jennifer A. Sandomir PUBLISHER Barbara Pellicano-Tisi ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR Dusty Garon | CREATIVE DIRECTOR Tracey Carswell | EVENT COORDINATOR Caron Conway | LEAD CORRESPONDENT David Volz | CORRESPONDENT Sherry Thien | CALENDAR EDITOR Courtney Ortiz | COVER PHOTOGRAPHER Tom Olsen | PHOTOGRAPHER Melissa Donaldson | EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER Denise Nieves | FINANCIAL CONTROLLER Southeast Offset (305) 623-7788 PRINTER Gilmore Associates DIRECT MAIL SERVICES Hollywood Gazette Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. The entire contents of the publication shall be the property of Hollywood Gazette. No parts hereof may be reproduced without prior written consent of the publisher. Hollywood Gazette is not liable for errors appearing in advertisements beyond the cost of the space occupied by the error. The views and opinions expressed by our advertisers and columnists do not necessarily reflect those of the Hollywood Gazette. Established in 2001, Hollywood Gazette is Hollywoods only free, independent, community newsmagazine mailed to 25,000 Hollywood residents with an additional 10,000 available at over 100 hightraffic locations throughout Hollywood, Florida. For more information, call 954-962-8180 or visit www.hollywoodgazette. com. EVENTS Families invited to free Alzheimers training workshops Sept. 16, 23 Broward County families are invited to attend free Alzheimers CARE training workshops that will be offered in recognition of World Alzheimers Month. The sessions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on September 16 and September 23 at the Community Center at Fred Hunters in Hollywood. Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimers or Other Dementias CARE program incorporates an innovative, hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimers disease or other dementias. During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to: Manage behaviors Encourage engagement Care for themselves while caring for their loved one To reserve a spot, call Home Instead Senior Care at 954-505-7957. 29


ENTERTAINMENT Music legend Barry Gibb will perform an exclusive concert at the 40th Anniversary of the Love and Hope Ball on February 15, 2014. To be held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida, this black-tie affair will also feature fabulous food, spectacular dcor, dancing and surprises! Treat your Valentine to an unforgettable evening and support the curefocused work of the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the same time. For decades, Gibb and his wife, Linda, have served as Love and Hope International Chairmen, as well as honorary members of the DRI Foundations board of directors. Following in the steps of their parents, the Gibb children, Stephen and Gloria, Ashley and Therese, Travis and Stacey, Michael and Jenna, and Ali Gibb, pledged to continue the Gibb legacy. The cost to attend is $600 per person, and ticket sales will be available online soon. Visit or call the DRI Foundation at 800.321.3437 for more information. Riff Rockit, one of the most popular performers in the growing musical genre called kindie rock is coming to South Florida for a special concert to benefit the Love Jen Cancer Fund of Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital Foundation. The high energy performance will take place at Revolution LIVE in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, September 29 at 3:00pm. Evan Michael, a.k.a. Riff Rockit, headlines the band which entertains kids and their parents with inspiring songs and positive messages. Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale to musical parents, the singersongwriters love of music began at an early age. Evan was clapping to the beat on his first birthday and by age 10 was jamming on a six-string guitar. At age 15 he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia and underwent intensive chemo treatments at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital. His cancer went into remission. Two years later he relapsed and required a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Music was Evans way of coping during this dark and difficult time. When I was in the hospital the second time, music was virtually part of my treatment because I had to be isolated from people until my immune system got stronger. Thanks to the care and treatment Evan received at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital, hes been cancer free since 2001. After this life altering experience, he made a conscious decision to follow his dream. He studied at Bostons prestigious Berklee College of Music and graduated in 2007. He now lives his passion and tours the country entertaining, inspiring, educating and uplifting children under the alter ego of Riff Rockit. My songs are educational rhymes for rocking good times. I just want to make music that makes kids happy and also teaches them a thing or two in the process, said Evan. Revolution LIVE generously donated the space to host the Riff Rockit performance. Funds raised from the concert will benefit the Love Jen Fund of Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital Foundation. Admission is only $10. Contact The Foundation office at (954) 2653454 or email for more information. Barry Gibb to perform at the Westin in Hollywood Feb. 2014 Former Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital patient/cancer survivor headlines Riff Rockit, benefit concert Sept. 29 Donna and George Zoley of Hollywood with Love and Hope International Chairmen Linda and Barry Gibb 30




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