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WWW.HOLLYWOODGAZETTE.COM VOL. XIII NO. 4 DECEMBER 2013 gazette PRSRT STD ECRWSS US POSTAGE PAID PERMIT 1498 SO FL, FL 3363 SHERIDAN ST. SUITE 209 HOLLYWOOD, FL 33021 LOCAL Postal Customer December 14 At Young Circle PAGE 4 This annual free, family friendly-event gives the community the opportunity to celebrate Christmas featuring up-and-coming local singers, dancers, bands, and performances. Julie Christiansen, dancer at Expressions of Joy Dance Academy NEAR THE BEACH SCHOOL CHOICE FOR THE 2014/15 SCHOOL YEAR WINDOW NOW OPEN FREE PET & SANTA PORTRAITS DEC. 14 Christmas FLAMINGOS FLOCK TO RAISE FUNDS PAGE 6 JOHNSON ST. DISTRICT NEWS PAGE 7


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7 2013 HOLLYWOOD BEACH CANDY CANE PARADE7-9 p.m., Hollywood Beach Broadwalk Join the fun of this free evening pa community groups and more. Information: 954-921-340413HOT TOPICS ARTIST SERIES LYLE ASHTON HARRIS6-10 p.m. Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, 1650 Harrison St.Lyle Ashton Harris work (see photo on other page) explores the personal and the political, examining the impact of ethnicity, gender and desire on the contemporary social and cultural dynamic. A reception starts at 6 p.m., and the evening includes a questionand-answer session. Admission is $10 for nonmembers, and $5 for mem bers, students, teachers and seniors. Information: 954-921-327414KEEP HOLLYWOOD BEAUTIFUL BEACH SWEEP 7-11 a.m., Charnow Park, 300 Connecticut St.Individuals or groups are welcome to join this effort to collect litter from along the beach. Before the cleanup begins, Keep Hollywood Beautiful will provide safety tips and information about beach cleanup procedures. Gloves and trash bags will be pro vided. Volunteers must be at least 8 years old to participate, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Information: 954-921-3020 or Works / Volunteer Hollywood)SNOW FEST 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 400 N. 35th Ave. Methodist Church, this community festival features tons of free snow as well as rides, games, food, arts and crafts and more. Information: 954-989-8304 GET LISTED! Visit more area happenings or to list yours. GOSEE DO WHATS HOT & HAPPENING IN HOLLYWOOD DECEMBER 14 CHRISTMAS NEAR THE BEACH 5:30-9:30 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle amphitheater, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1 Santa arrives at 6 p.m. at this free variety show designed to bring the Hollywood and South Florida community together to celebrate Christmas. This years lineup includes performance art by Only One Road way and Expressions of Joy and performances by Jes more. Information: Santa arrives at 6 p.m. Only One Roadway Josh Bromas Jessica Aaron 4


HARD ROCK LIVE!Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 1 Seminole WayDec. 14: Beres Hammond, 8 p.m. Dec. 15: Cheech & Chong, 7 p.m. Dec. 17: Trace Adkins Christmas Show, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28: ZZ Top, 8 p.m. Dec. 29: Comedy All StarsDom Irrera, Information: 954-797-5531Fort Lauderdale Improv 5700 Seminole Way Pablo Francisco: Dec. 5: 8 p.m.; Dec. 6: 8 and 10:30 p.m.: Dec. 7: 7 and 9:45 p.m.; Dec. 8: 8 p.m.Information: 954-981-5653 MOVIES & MUSICARTSPARK LIVE!8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, ArtsPark amphitheater, Hollywood Blvd. & U.S. 1FREE FRIDAY MOVIE NIGHTSDec. 6: The Grinch Who Stole SATURDAYS8 p.m.-9:30 new start time Dec. 7: Ramble On, Led Zepplin tribute Dec. 21: Turnstiles, tribute to Billy Joel Springsteen tributeInformation: 954-921-3500HOLLYWOOD BEACH THEATRE MUSIC AND DANCING 7:30-9 p.m. Mondays-Wednesdays, Hollywood Beach Theatre, Johnson Street and the BroadwalkMONDAYSDec. 2: Johnny Vincent, dance music Dec. 9: Swell Tones dance music Dec. 16: Armando Manero, Latin jazz Dec. 30: Beachcombers, big band standardsTUESDAYSDec. 3: Marly Johnson, French songstress Dec. 10: Travis Bridges, sax solos Dec. 17: JayCee Driesen, the divas Dec. 24: No show Dec. 31: Miami Soundbyte, highenergy dance start time 10 p.m.WEDNESDAYSDec. 4: The Blues Brothers, a tribute Dec. 18: Fabulons, oldies rocknroll Dec. 25: The Horizons Band, pop, jazz, Latin and discoFRIDAYSDec. 6: Bushwood, original reggae Dec. 13: Omine & the Goodfellas, smooth soul music Dec. 20: Jake White, rocknroll Dec. 27: Cougars in Training, young lady rockers SATURDAYSDec. 7: No concert Dec. 14: Cat Daddies, rock covers Dec. 21: Bobby Nathan, Southern rock and blues Dec. 28: Jay Blue Band, bluesInformation: 954-921-3404 15 HOLLYWOOD ARTSPARK EXPERIENCE: COLOMBIA 6-10 p.m., ArtsPark at Young Circle The Rhythm Foundation presents Hollywood Colombia, featuring Tot La Momposina, known as the Original Queen of Cumbia. Admission is free. Information: 17FULL MOON DRUM CIRCLE7-9 p.m., ArtsPark at Young CircleAll skill levels are welcome. Meet at Information: 954-926-020421 D OWNTOWN ARTWALK 7-10 p.m., Harrison Street area The tour starts at 20th Avenue and Information: 954-921-3500 FALL 2013 AFTER-SCHOOL ARTS PROGRAMSRadical Rhythms is a program for grades 3-8 to participate in rhythmic games, creative rhythmic and movement play, and a weekly drum jam. Classes are from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 at Hol Center, 1770 Monroe St. Cost is $150 for members and $165 for non-members. Stories Oh My! encourages students in grades 4-8 to create thrilling tales. Classes are from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 4, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 at Art and Culture Center of Hollywoods Art School, 1626 Harrison St. Cost is $150 for members and $165 for nonmembers. acting/public speaking, creative writing, guitar, percussion, piano, visual arts, and voice. Information: 954-921-3274 ART AND CULTURE CENTER OF HOLLYWOOD EXHIBITS10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, and Noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sun day, 1650 Harrison St. These exhibits run through Jan. 14. The main gallery presents a survey of recent photographs by Francie Bishop Good. Charles LaBelle explores the geographic and psycho-geographic space of the city. Melissa Fredendalls exhibition synthesizes diverse research in memory and reality. Sarah Michelle Ruperts photo-based work draws on media-driven narratives and modern-day fairy tales. Craigslist ads inspire Samantha Brooks work. Information: 954-921-3274 Tot La Momposina Lyle Ashton Harris is part of the Hot Topics Artist Series on Dec. 13. Right, work by Francie Bishop Good. 5


Flocks of pink flamingos invade Hollywood Lawns from Dec. 2-16 Need to Ship Your Vehicle Anywhere in the Country? Call the most reputable name in Auto TransportFrom beginning to end my experience was exceptional. Mercury Transport was professional and helpful taking the time to communicate clearly the process & cost involved with shipping my vehicle. I would highly recommend Mercury Auto Transport to anyone needing a similar service. Tonya G. Hollywood, FL www.MercuryAutoTransport.com954-239-1780 Flocks of pink flamingos will soon be invading lawns throughout Hollywood. If you see a flock of flamingos on someones lawn, its a fund raiser for the Hollywood Womens Club. Running from December 2nd to December 16 or longer, anyone can call the Flocking Hotline and Flock your neighbor or a friend. The birds will show up with a note that explains Our group is working hard to raise funds for our charitable cause. We understand that times are tough and that you may not be able to donate at this time, but we hope that youve enjoyed this surprise flocking and appreciate the spirit and good will with which it was intended. To have the birds removed, a donation is requested and you can donate to have someone flocked. The Flocking Hotline is 954-404-7410. Volunteers from the club will flock homes in the early morning hours and de-flock in the evening. Donations can also be made on their website, The Greater Federation of Womens Clubs (GFWC), Hollywood Womens Club, founded in 1922, is one of the City of Hollywoods oldest civic groups. The culturally diverse organization of 100 members is dedicated to community service and the support of local and international charitable organizations. Their Clubhouse functions as a center for community, social, educational and fund raising events and has nearly completed restorations of its foundation and other critical issues. Funds raised will support the Clubs community service programs and the restoration. For more information about the Hollywood Womens Club, call 954925-9394. The Flocking Hotline is 954-404-7410. Would you like a photo of your precious pooch or fierce feline with Santa Claus? Then come out to Hollywood Animal Hospital on Saturday, December 14. The big bearded one will be ready to pose with your furry baby. A photographer will be on hand to take the photos and print them out while you wait from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. The Hollywood Animal Hospital Annex Building is located at 2864 Hollywood Boulevard, one block east of I-95 For information, call 954.920.3556. Free pet photos with Santa at Hollywood Animal Hospital 6


WEST HOLLYWOOD By David Volz | Correspondent The Johnson Street Business District is working to improve the environment for small businesses in Hollywood especially in the district between 441 and 56th Avenue. The Business District was incorporated and elected its officers in October. This District was formed by a group of 17 small business owners who were dissatisfied with the appearance of the four city blocks of the business district from 56th Avenue west to 441. Each participating business is expected to contibute $500 to be a part of the District. The organization anticipates a greater number of member businesses. We picked the Johnson Street corridor. We did a survey of the streets, took pictures of every business and got the names of the business owners, the owners of the property and started to approach each and every one of them, said Melville Pollak. He is the treasurer of the Council of Civic Associations which had undertaken the project of the economic development of small businesses. Pollack credited Idelma Quintana, the president of the Hollywood Gardens West Homeowners Association for her work to make the District a reality. At first the Business District encountered a strong negative reaction. Small business owners believed the City of Hollywood had neglected them and made promises that were never fulfilled. Improvements had not been made to sidewalks and street lamps had been neglected. They believed that code enforcement was too lax and allowed properties to decline and bring the entire area down in value. Members of the District persevered. They were able to encourage business owners to make inexpensive upgrades to their properties. Organization members went to the City administration and were greeted with open arms by City Manager Cathy Rivenbark and Davonne Barbour, director of business development for Hollywood. She saw us as an opportunity to make this a model redevelopment area, said Pollak. She helped us get a $10,000 grant that we were able to match with other grants and make improvements like painting and planting. About six businesses utilized that money to upgrade the appearance of their properties. Others made improvements on their own. More meetings were held and some of the small business owners realized that more money and support was needed. We convinced the more established businesses to make improvements to their facilities. The results started to snowball and more businesses started to come to the area, said Pollak. Now the Business District has partnered with the City of Hollywood and has made presentations to city leaders. More people are getting involved in the organization. Advertising logos have been established which will clearly define member businesses. Other enhancements will include new sidewalks in the District area and improved street lighting and updated bus benches. Eventually the goal is to have a giant street fair to be known as the International Music, Food and Art Festival on March 16 of 2014. There is an initial budget of $10,000 for this event. The City has waived normal expenses and the businesses are going after sponsors to make this event a success, said Pollak. It will have at least three live bands, a master tent for events. Each one of the businesses that are part of the District will put up a tent and put their services or wares on display and there will be specific times for the demonstrations. We will have dancers, face painting, bounce house and entertainment for people of all ages. Food will be available from all different venues and countries, said Pollak. I have been in business here for 37 years and I think it is a small gem for the City of Hollywood. There are so many great small businesses here and I just think our business district is well worth the travel to some and see us, said Debra Torchia, owner of Joans Florist. Karen Donald, the owner Donald Auto Repair loves the idea of the District. I think it is a good way to let the community know we are a solid stretch of independent businesses that are here to serve the community. We offer services that you wouldnt find in other areas. It is a good place to shop. You can walk down the street, get your car repaired, buy some flowers and get a piece of pizza and then come back and pick up your car, said Donald. Exciting things are happening in this area of Hollywood. For more information, call Mel Pollak at 954-966-9410. Johnson Street Business district works to improve western section of Hollywood The Johnson Street business district is home for dozens of outstanding small businesses that have served Hollywood for decades. 7


Ericka Koenig Engelfried may have turned 104 years of age on November 22, 2013 but that is not slowing her down. As a child she studied piano in Germany and she is still playing the piano from memory for her friends at the Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center/ Southeast Focal Point. Born in 1909 in Neumnster, Germany, she studied at Kiel Conservatory of Music as a youngster. She moved to New York City in 1923 with her mother to join her father who had already emigrated to the United States ahead of his wife and daughter. She continued her musical studies and even played in Carnegie Hall with a group as a teenager. She studied hairdressing in order to earn a living during the depression. In 1937 she married George Englefried and they were married for 52 years. Mrs. Engelfrieds son, Rolf, is a pilot who lives in the Fort Lauderdale area. Mrs. Engelfried still owns her own home in Hollywood. As a participant at the Adult Care Program at the Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center, Mrs. Engelfried enjoys pet therapy, all of the music programs, exercise classes and being with the younger folks who are in their 80s and 90s! A 104th Birthday party was celebrated with her peers at the center on Friday, November 22 at noon. The Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center/Southeast Focal Point is a 501(c )(3) charitable organization that administers the programs with Federal Older American Act Funds and State General Revenue Funds through the State of Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the Aging and Disability Resource Center/Area Agency on Aging of Broward County. Joseph Meyerhoff Senior Center website: www. Hollywood woman celebrates 104 years Nothing says Happy Holidays like an ugly Christmas sweater. On December 12th the community is invited to flaunt the ugliest festive frocks they can find to celebrate the holidays at Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub in Hollywood. The party will include an open bar, music, raffles, and prizes for the ugliest Christmas sweater. Admission for this festive evening is a $10 donation to Gildas Club South Florida. All proceeds support Gildas Club South Florida programs for men, women, and children who have been affected by cancer. Community partnerships enable us to keep our support programs and workshops available to our members free of charge, shared Shelley Goren, Gildas Club South Florida CEO. Were so grateful to our friends at Mickey Byrnes for hosting this annual event in support of our mission. Supporting the community has always been important to me, especially during the holidays said Mark Rowe, owner of Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub. It was great to provide an opportunity where people can celebrate the season and also give back to others. For more information, contact Elisabeth Glynn at 954-763-6776 or Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub is located at 1921 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, FL 33020. On December 15th, from 12 to 4 pm Hollywood Salon and Spa will be holding a fundraiser/festival featuring live music, flash mob dancers from the Pablo Malco Foundation, a bake sale, and raffles. Beauty services like $8 kids hair cuts, $5 hair braids, nails polishing, and glitter tattoos will be offered to raise money Philippines Disaster Relief Fund. Local neighboring businesses are donating 10% of their sales from the day, of items such as: jewelry, purses, clothing, candles, pet items, and the artwork of Diane Comeau, President of Pembroke Pines art guild will be on display and for sale. The event will be held at Hollywood Salon and Spa, 3292 Stirling Rd. in Hollywood, 33021. For more information, call 954-966-9300 and ask for Rina or Diana Lee. Ugly Christmas Sweater Party to benefit Gildas Club set for Dec. 12 Hollywood Salon & Spa raises funds for Philippines relief Dec. 15th WHAT: Mickeys 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party benefiting Gildas Club South Florida WHEN: Thursday, December 12 TIME: 8:00 :00 PM WHERE: Mickey Byrnes Irish Pub, 1921 Hollywood Blvd HOLIDAY EVENTS 8


FOR GOODNESS SAKE Donations of pet food made by Dec. 14 will be matched by Hollywood Animal Hospital for home-bound seniors Donate your gently used toys for local kids Hollywood Animal Hospital (HAH) is teaming up with Broward Meals on Wheels (BMOW) to gather food for pets of homebound seniors throughout Broward County. Last year the community donated 1,000 pounds of food that was matched by the HAH and HAH partners, Purina and Hills pet food companies for a total of 2,000 pounds of food donations. Donations of canned and dry foods for cats and dogs made by December 14, 2013 will be matched pound for pound by HAH. BMOW delivers pet food once a month to homebound seniors who need assistance taking care of their in-home pets. Pet food is provided through the generosity of community donations. Just stop by Hollyood Animal Hospital with a donation of canned, dry or dehydrated food for cats or dogs. This year cat food is strongly needed due to the needs of BMOW participants. Hollywood Animal Hospital is located at 2864 Hollywood Blvd or additional information on BMOW, please visit 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 Liberia Economic and Social Development (LES) is a 501c 3 that has been building low to moderate income housing in Hollywood Florida for over 30 years. The organization has built over 200 houses and developed over 100 apartment units in conjunction with the city of Hollywood, Broward county and Department of House and urban development. They also run a food bank that distributes food each month to over 400 needy families in Hollywood and Dania Beach. Their social services center offers a variety of assistance programs. They provide a computer with internet access to sign up for unemployment, SNAP (food stamps) Medicare and Medicaid and assist them in navigating the whole process. Additionally, LES runs a youth training program that prepares young people in the Liberia neighborhood for employment. Each year Board member Marty Jacobsen runs a gently used toy drive to serve the holiday needs of over 800 kids of families that use the community pantry as well as the children at the moderate income daycare centers in Liberia. You should see the joy in the childrens faces when Santa shows up on a Hollywood fire-truck to deliver the toys, said Jacobsen. Last year my 4 year old granddaughter assisted us. She was so happy to ride in a fire truck with Santa. For more information or to arrange for larger items to be picked up, call Marty Jacobsen 954-394-0998. Toys can be dropped at the following locations: Art & Culture Center of Hollywood 1650 Harrison St. Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 921-3274 Hollywood Beach Community Center 1301 S. Ocean Dr. Hollywood, FL 33019 Phone:(954) 921-3600 Arts Park at Youngs Circle 1 Young Circle Hollywood Blvd. and US 1 Hollywood, FL 33020 (954) 921-3500 Sun Credit Union (both offices) 701 Promenade Dr Pembroke Pines (954) 431-8501 Sun Credit Union 4205 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood (954) 967-4441 Hollywood City Hall main lobby 2600 Hollywood Blvd Hollywood, FL 33020 Liberia Economic and Social Services 3220 N 24 Ave Hollywood, Fl 33020 954-924-3635 9




By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Fascinos, a new Italian restaurant in Downtown Hollywood, is following the awardwinning recipe of Chicagos popular Viaggio eateries by offering delicious authentic Italian cuisine prepared by Viaggios former chefs and under the direction of successful Windy City restaurateur Sam Villardito. Villardito, who introduced the Viaggio brand to Chicagoans in 2007 and sold both locations last June, opened Fascinos on October 2 at 1900 Harrison St., the former site of Fulvios 1900 Italian restaurant. Villardito said patrons response to Fascinos has been extremely favorable. Everybody loves the food, he said. We use the best ingredients known to mankind, including top-of-the-line Allen Brothers meats and extra-extra virgin olive oil. Villardito, who was a snowbird for 20 years with a residence in Bal Harbour, moved to South Florida permanently in December 2012. I was bored. I had nothing to do, he recalled. And then Villardito heard that local restaurateur Fulvio Sardelli was closing his namesake restaurant and selling the 2,400-square-foot building at the corner of Harrison Street and 19th Avenue. I thought, Why not give Florida a chance? said Villardito, who signed the lease Sept. 17 and brought in former Viaggio chefs and other staff from Chicago to help launch Fascinos. Fascino is the Italian word for fascination or charm, and Fascinos lives up to its name, for this is not your typical neighborhood Italian eatery. Like Viaggio Ristorante, which was voted the best Italian restaurant in Chicago three years running, Fascinos prides itself on its sultry and savory dishes, served up at reasonable prices in an ambience that exudes class. Fascinos extensive menu features steak, veal, lamb, chicken and fish entres, as well as a variety of pastas and sauces, including gluten-free offerings. Well make anything for anybody, Villardito stressed. Among the standout appetizers is Meatballs with Romaine Salad. In my opinion, we have the best meatballs in the country, and Ive had people tell me that, Villardito said. He chose Downtown Hollywood as the location for his latest culinary venture because of what the historic arts, music and entertainment district has to offer, both now and in the future. It reminds me of a diverse downtown area in Chicago called Bucktown, Villardito said. It seems to me that the City of Hollywood is really trying to upgrade the neighborhood, and getting in on the ground floor with that upgrade can only enhance our presence here. Fascinos hours are currently 5 to 11 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Convenient valet parking is available for $5. For more information, call 954-589-0200 or visit www. SPEED Channel celebrity announced as special guest at popular free monthly event on Jan. 5 By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent Dennis Gage, the host of SPEED Channels My Classic Car, will be the celebrity special guest for the Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic on Sun., Jan. 5, featuring dozens of vintage and custom vehicles on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. along Hollywood Boulevard between 19th Avenue and Dixie Highway. Gage will be on hand for autographs and photos with car show entrants and their rides. Entertainment will be provided by the deejay duo of DJ Rockin Rich Bedford and 101.5 LITE FM radio personality Julie Guy. Trophies will be awarded to the top entries, and door prizes will include a NASCAR jacket and other auto-related items. Car show participants also will receive food and beverage discounts at select downtown restaurants. Car show promoter Joe Bevelacqua of Cobra Joe Productions said the special appearance by Gage, whose popular program is now in production for its 18th season, is an exciting addition to the Dream Car Classic, which takes place the first Sunday of the month through May. Dennis Gages knowledge of classic cars and his following from his SPEED Channel show My Classic Cars will bring excitement to the Dream Car Classic and give car show participants a chance to talk and have photos taken with him, Bevelacqua said. This is just another slice of excitement Cobra Joe Productions is trying to bring to classic car show events. My Classic Car captures Americas love affair with the automobile. After only six months on the air as a weekly series on TNN, Gage was selected by The Cable Guide and Total Television as one of the Hot Faces of Cable for 1997. In 2000 the show moved to SPEED Channel, where it became one of the highest-rated programs on the network. My Classic Car is carried on both Velocity and MAVTV networks, reaching nearly 90 million households. Gage also is the executive producer of the motorcycle television programs Corbins Ride On and Trippin on Two Wheels, the reality series Texas Hardtails and the independent film Novem. The multitalented Gage has a background as a pedal steel guitar player who opened for Charlie Daniels, Waylon Jennings and Dr. Hook, and is a former product development scientist with Procter & Gamble who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and a number of patents on P&G products. Gage, whose lifelong love of cars and motorcycles was sparked as a youth on his familys small farm in northwestern Illinois, calls hosting My Classic Car the ultimate job. The Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic, a longtime popular event that returned in September after more than a yearlong absence, is open to all clubs, vintage and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles and is free for spectators. The event, which is presented by the City of Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), is an open show, meaning vehicles of all years may enter. The car show entrance is at 20th Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. Gates open at 8 a.m. The registration fee is $20. Car show spaces are limited and can be reserved and prepaid at the next Dream Car Classic on Sunday, December 1. Vehicles also will be registered the morning of the show as space permits. Vendor spaces are available for $50. For more information, contact Joe Bevelacqua at Chicago restaurateur opens Fascinos authentic Italian eatery in Downtown Hollywood Downtown Hollywood Dream Car Classic to feature My Classic Cars Dennis Gage DOWNTOWN NEWS 11


Dog therapy integrated into each hospital of Memorial Healthcare System FEATURE Since 1978 Residential Commercial Remodeling & RepairsWE DO IT ALL 30 YRS. EXPERIENCE Mold Certified & insured Licensed #CGC1506268 #CC1327798 Broward: 954-444-7708 Dade: 305-444-7709 Carpentry Windows & Doors Painting Wall Texturizing Kitchens Renovations Tile Concrete We build attractive dumpster enclosures HONESTY INTEGRITY ETHICAL PROFESSIONAL Roof Coating & Water Proo ng Specialists (954) 654-4464www.LandisRoo Locally owned and operated by husband and wife team Joel & Christine Landis of Dania Beach, FL. Quality roofing work at fair pricesLICENSED & INSURED Broward County, FL CC#06-R1309-X Fl State Registered Contractor #29027382 International Code Council National Standard Roo ng Contractor JL22235 By Caron Conway Lead Correspondent The therapeutic benefits of having a furry family member have long been recognized, but Memorial Healthcare System has expanded on the concept in a far-reaching way through its groundbreaking hospitaloperated and -funded dog therapy program at each of its six hospital facilities in Broward County. The program, which takes a holistic approach to healing the mind and spirit as well as the body, started in 2009 at Memorial Regional Hospital South in Hollywood with the introduction of Liz, a specially trained Golden Retriever provided by East Coast Assistance Dogs (ECAD). The program proved so successful that additional Goldens Compass, Lily, Nutmeg and Pumpkin were added to the pet therapy program, which became complete with the addition of Allen in September 2012 at Memorial Hospital Pembroke in Pembroke Pines. Dog therapy has been shown to reduce healing time, lower blood pressure and heart rate, stave off anxiety, depression and loneliness, and help patients forget their pain. The dogs also provide patients who are missing their own pet with a little piece of home, said Katelynn Torres, a certified Child Life Specialist who oversees the pet therapy program featuring Nutmeg at Joe DiMaggio Childrens Hospital in Hollywood along with co-worker Christina Becker. The dogs not only provide attention and affection they are trained to snuggle on command but also assist with patient rehabilitation. Pet therapy benefits patients recovering from heart attack, strokes, accidents and surgery, providing physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Patients can give the dogs various commands (they can open a closet door and fetch shoes, for example), take them for a walk or throw a ball to them, among other tasks. Torres said reading a story to a therapy dog gives patients confidence because theyre not being judged and is more like a fun activity than a task. [The therapy] tricks patients because they dont realize theyre doing rehab, Torres said. And dogs are naturally fun. The therapy dogs will even ride on the gurney with an anxious patient heading into surgery. Nutmeg spends most mornings in Joe DiMaggios pre-op area. She works from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with regular breaks that include meals, snacks, naptime in a waterbed in Torres office and plenty of play time. Dogs absorb the stress of other people, so we play ball with her at least twice a day, Torres said. Each therapy dog has several handlers, all salaried Memorial employees who are specially trained at a weeklong boot camp, including a designated home handler that each dog lives with when off-duty. The six dogs are hospital celebrities who have their own Facebook page and a Bark Line voicemail system for patients and doctors to request a visit. Nutmeg even carries business cards in her vest, or work uniform. Torres said young patients are so enamored of anything having to do with Nutmeg that they often tape her photograph beside their bed or keep it under their pillow while they sleep. When I have Nutmeg, I dont exist. Everywhere we go, people want to pet her and take pictures with her, Torres said. She has the best job ever. She gets petted and spoiled all the time. Memorial also offers a Pet Visitation Program with dogs and their volunteer owners who have both gone through a certification process. But it is very rare for a hospital to own and operate its own dog therapy program, and even more so to provide a dog at each of several hospital facilities like Memorial Healthcare System does. So were definitely leading the way in the healthcare system for this type of therapy, Torres said. For more information on Memorial Healthcare Systems pet therapy program, visit www. or contact Maggie Hansen, Chief Nursing Officer for Memorial Regional Hospital, at 954-2657231. Compass giving a favorite patient love and support in physical therapy. Pumpkin having a great visit and sharing some love. 12


November Party with a Purpose at the Swamp Bar benefited Gildas Club Party with a Purpose (PWP) is a monthly networker/fundraiser sponsored by the Hollywood Gazette and hosted at the Hard Rocks Seminole Paradise. Each month, people network and support a different nonprofit in the community. Novembers Party at with a Purpose at The Swamp Bar, benefited Gildas Club of South Florida. Gildas Club South Florida offers free programs for men, women, teens, and children as well as their families and friends who have been touched by cancer. Their innovative program is an essential complement to medical care, providing support groups, healthy lifestyle workshops, educational programs, and social activities, all free of charge. For more information, about Party with a Purpose or to see photos from past events, visit www. pwphollywood. FOR GOODNESS SAKE Where artistry meets your self-expression.(954) 256-1761FREE*prescribed shampoowith any service. (prescribed by Jenny G. based on your hair needs) *For new clients only. Creative Cuts & Color Make-up Up-style V.I.P. service in your home PHOTOS BY MELISSA DONALDSON 13


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As millions of Americans celebrated Veterans Day, by honoring the men and women who have served in the US military, a South Florida attorney has gone one step farther. Eric Ansel, who served as a medic in the Army Reserves from 19681974, decorated his Ocean Drive o ce building on Veterans Day weekend with twinkling patriotic lights depicting an American ag with the words HAPPY VETERANS DAY, lit up underneath. Why? Aside from religious holidays, Ansel believes that Veterans Day is the most signi cant of all Federal holidays. Ansel still remembers, the carnage he witnessed working state side in the hospitals during his 6 year tour of duty. Eric Ansel has practiced Personal Injury Law in South Florida for over 35 years, representing only injured individuals, including many veterans. As an attorney, he has witnessed the many di culties; veterans and their families o en have adjusting back into civilian life. erefore, in their honor, and in the honor of all those who served in the world wars, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq, the lights depicting an American ag at his law o ce building on Hollywood Beach, will remain on during the holiday season. Voted Best Hollywood Attorneys 2012, Ansel & Miller, LLC is located at 601 S Ocean Dr Hollywood Beach. For more information, call (954) 922 9100 or visit www.anselmiller. com Hollywood Attorney Honors Local Veterans through out the Holiday SeasonA D V E R T O R I A L Park downtown and ride the free Patron Shuttle from downtown Parking garageS to beach 5Pm 10PmPreVailing garage Parking rateS aPPlY Parade route: Scott Street south to Harrison Street Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 7pm | FREE Hollywood Beach BroadwalkPARADE ROUTE: SCOTT STREET S OUTH TO H ARRIS ON STREETFOR INFORMATION CALL 954.921.3404PARK DOWNTOWN AND RIDE THE FREE P A TRON S HUTTLE FROM D OWNTOWN P ARKING GARAGES TO BEACH 5P M 10P MP REV AILING GARAGE P ARKING RATES A PPL Y SHERIDAN DENTAL CARE4350 SHERIDAN ST., SUITE 201E. HOLLYWOOD FL 33021 New Patient Special Call NOW to make your appointment(954)964-4229 Exam, X-Rays & Regular Cleaning$ 39 only Know a socially conscious Jewish teen who is creating change locally or globally? The Helen Diller Family Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards, an awards program that recognizes up to 10 Jewish teens with $36,000 each for exceptional leadership and visionary actions that are helping to repair the world. Up to five teens from California and five from other communities across the country will be acknowledged for their socially-minded volunteer service. Teens may be nominated by any community member who knows the value of their project except a family member or may self-nominate. Each candidate must be a U.S. resident aged 13-19 years old at the time of nomination, and must self-identify as Jewish. Community service projects may benefit the general or Jewish community, locally, nationally or world-wide. Teens compensated for their services are not eligible. For more information email or call (415) 512-6432. Visit www.dillerteenawards. org to begin the nomination process. Deadline for nominations is January 5, 2014. 17


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On Friday, Nov. 8, works by Francie Bishop Good, Charles LaBelle, Melissa Fredendall, Sarah Michelle Rupert, and Samantha Brooks went on display at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. These exhibitions will be shown through Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. Francie Bishop Good s exhibition Not on Allen Street, is a series of photographic works based on domestic moments and lifes stages. The Bethlehem, PA natives works strive to show struggles that are unique to the individual but also transcend psychological and geographical boundaries. Dividing her time between New York City and South Florida, Bishop Goods work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Europe, and Latin America. It has been featured in publications such as Art in America, ARTnews, and the Miami Herald, and is included in many private collections in the United States and abroad. Bishop Good is a two-time recipient of the South Florida Consortium Fellowship in the visual arts, and the State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship. For the past 20 years, America-born artist Charles LaBelle has explored both the geographic and psycho-geographic space of the city. Celebrating what Walter Benjamin called the phantasmagoria of the modern metropolis, this exhibition includes several hundred drawings of sites he has traveled that investigate the intersection of place and subjectivity. Melissa Fredendall s Temporal Flux is a direct reflection upon her personal experiences with dj vu. This exhibition synthesizes diverse research in memory and reality and is the result of the South Florida-based artists quest to recreate and understand this enigmatic phenomenon. The Gallery Director of Girls Club in Fort Lauderdale, Sarah Michelle Rupert s photo-based work in In Search of Ever After draws upon media-driven narratives and popular culture-propelled expectations from modern day fairy tales. Referencing the usual suspects of childrens literature and popular films, Rupert questions the validity of these mass-marketed story lines as a base of comparison to contemporary realities. 1000 Missed Connections is a section in the personal ads on Craigslist where individuals post ads looking for people they met or saw in public, but have no way of contacting. Samantha Brooks takes these ads and travels to the locations where the meeting or sighting occurred. Once there, she takes a photograph of the area the ad pertains to and posts it online along with a screenshot of the missed connection ad. In addition to these exhibitions, Gustavo Matamoros semi-permanent site-specific sound piece Poem (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. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Free parking is available at the Center, which is located at 1650 Harrison St. General admission to the Centers galleries are $7 for adults; $4 for students, seniors, and children ages 4 to 17; and free to Center members as well as children under the age of 4. For more information on these exhibitions, please call 954.921.3274 or visit On Monday, Dec. 9, the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood will unveil SOUP, an exhibition showcasing work by student artists from Dr. Michael M. Krop High School. Under the direction of art instructors Mirtha Funcia, William Kidd, Ernesto Montes, and Julie Shakher, this collection includes drawing, painting, photography and ceramics. The exhibition will feature work from students ages 14 to 18, including an assortment of exploratory ventures, which seek to challenge traditional modes of creative expression through the use of mixed media. SOUP exemplifies a group effort between teachers and students to curate an exhibition that is both profound and sophisticated while showcasing the many strengths of the schools STAR Academy Magnet Arts Program. An artists reception will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 from noon to 3 p.m. The pieces are on view through Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 in the Centers upstairs Student Gallery space, located at 1650 Harrison St. The Student Gallery space is presented in part by BBX Capital Foundation. All public and private school teachers in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties are invited to exhibit student artwork during the school year using the Centers state-of-the-art display system. Applications are approved on a first-come, first-serve basis and exhibition slots are limited. For an application and more information, please call 954.921.3274 or visit Krop High School Students artwork on display during December at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood 5 new exhibitions being shown through Jan. 14 at Art and Culture Center ART AND CULTURE Shown from left to right are Art and Culture Center of Hollywood (ACCH) Executive Director Joy Satterlee, Jill Weisberg, ACCH Board Member Marianne Ferro, and Madeline Denaro at the recent Francie Bishop Good exhibition. Michael Parker and artist Melissa Fredendall, whose work is currently featured in the Centers middle gallery. Artist Samantha Brooks stands in front of her current exhibition at the Art and Culture Center of Hollywood. 20


By David Volz | Correspondent The City of Hollywood will be getting a new residential condominium building, the first to be built in the area for a long time. It will be known as H3 at Hollywood Station and is expected to be complete by late 2015. It will be located just west of Dixie Highway. This condominium is in a position to be in a great location, especially if the passenger rail comes through here and has to stop in Hollywood, said Manuel Pila, program manager for the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency. This is one of the locations that is being strongly considered for an FEC railway stop. The condominium will be close to downtown and I-95, Tri-Rail and commuter rail. There is nothing like this around. H3 will have 15 floors. It will include 247 units of studios, one, two and three bedroom homes. Units will be available from 600 square feet to 1,600 square feet. They will be priced from $190,000 to $380,000. It will be a $50 million project. The condominium will pet friendly, said Pila. The H3 Condominium is expected to benefit the downtown Hollywood area. This will put many new residents within walking distance of downtown and will help retail stores and restaurants there. It will bring a whole lot more people into the area who will go out and use services. They will eat in restaurants and shop in stores, said Pila. The fact that this project is being built is a good sign for the Hollywood economy. It shows that business is coming to Hollywood that the City is place where people want to be, according to Pila. New condominium project H3 coming to Hollywood I graduated South Broward in 1974, then on to Miami Dade College and next to study at Berkley School of Music in Boston. My name is Michael Marciano. I lost everything and Im on the street. Now I play every day to honor my deceased mother and brother. Like Hollywood Gazette on Facebook for more Hollywood people and their stories by photographer Tom Olsen HOLLYWOOD STARS You better watch out... Call to schedule your party! (954)963-4449 or (800)246-3684 Last minute hot deals are our specialty! Scott Evans Productions is coming to a holiday party near you! Bringing you the best in: Bands DJs & Karaoke Novelty Acts & Characters Stage Shows & Musical ProductionsWWW.THEENTERTAINMENTMALL.COM DEVELOPING NEWS 21


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NEWS FROM THE GREATER HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Scenes From Our Recent Breakfast Meeting The October Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast Meeting took place at the Seminole Casino Classic Hollywood. We used the opportunity to celebrate our Annual Chamber Pin Anniversary, with presentations by Chamber Executive Director Anne Hotte and Chamber President Patrick Mason. The Memorial Rehabilitation Institute & Seminole Casino Classic Hollywood generously sponsored the event. We hope you enjoy these photos from the breakfast, courtesy of Anton Hahna of Elegant Photographics. Buy Local: The Best Resolution of All Its that time of the year when businesses should be reviewing their progress for 2013 and making goals and resolutions for 2014. And for the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, its no different. 2013 has been a banner year for our membership since we are now reaching just about 900 members! Weve offered tons of networking opportunities, held monthly educational seminars designed to help our members grow their businesses, expanded our leads groups, educated members on maximizing their chamber benefits and made the chamber experience a fun one, reports Chamber Executive Director and CEO Anne Hotte. Perhaps our most constant theme in 2013 touted at just about every opportunity has been to buy local. That will also be our number one goal to promote in 2014, along with another cheerful slogan, Smile YOU are in Hollywood! Local and independently owned businesses are the backbone of a strong economy and serve as the lifeblood of a healthy community. When you support members of the Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, you: Contribute to what keeps Hollywood alive and special Have direct access to local business owners who can respond to your questions and provide you with better service Create more jobs in our area Encourage local prosperity by creating an environment where entrepreneurism can thrive Support our non-profit community, which receives more funding from locally owned businesses Maximize the economic multiplier effect (each dollar spent locally returns 3 times more money to our local community) Help sustain our local producers Increase sales and tax receipts to help finance area schools, hospitals and other vital services Encourage local decision-making and greater civic engagement Reduce environmental impact (local purchases require less transportation) Buying local is a win-win for Hollywood, explains Hotte. Consider purchasing gift certificates and products from area businesses this holiday season and all year long and youll be doing your part to ensure that Hollywoods business base remains strong. Remember: Buying local can have a profound economic impact in Hollywood and its up to all of us to make that happen. Buying local is simple, thanks to our 2013-2014 Guide to Greater Hollywood, which also features a Business Directory and Buyers Guide. You can access this directory on the chambers website at www. or call the chamber at 954.923.4000 to get a copy. 24


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Affordable Care Act Information Seminar presented by State Representative Joe Gibbons 11:45 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 330 N. Federal Highway, Hollywood Free for Members/$25 non-members FRIDAY, DEC. 6 30th Annual Golf Classic 10 a.m. Registration The Diplomat Golf & Tennis Club 501 Diplomat Parkway $750 Foursome THURSDAY, DEC. 12 Tourism & Entertainment Industry Group Meeting 2 p.m. Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerce 330 N. Federal Highway, Hollywood Free for Members FRIDAY, DEC. 13 Good Morning Hollywood Breakfast Meeting 7:30 a.m. Memorial Regional Hospital 3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood Keynote Speaker: John Benz, Sr. Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer, Memorial Healthcare System Topic: 2013 Healthcare Update Sponsored by: Memorial Regional Hospital and Barry University $12 members in advance online/$15 members at the door/$20 future members WEDNESDAY, DEC. 18 Business After Hours 5 to 7 p.m. Latitudes at the Hollywood Beach Marriott 2501 North Ocean Drive $7 members in advance online/$10 members at the door/$12 future members Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events Registration required for all events. Call 954.923.4000 or register online for any of these events at LAST CALL FOR GOLF! If you havent already reserved your spot to play in Greater Hollywood Chamber of Commerces 30th Annual Golf Classic on Friday, December 6th, do it now! Just log onto the chambers website at to download a registration form. A day on the links is an excellent opportunity for you to get to know a client or co-worker better while meeting other movers and shakers in the Hollywood community. For details, please call Marie Suarez at 954.923.4000 NEWS FROM THE GREATER HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 25


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You can rent the day you close! Weekly rentals allowed. Quaint newly renovated building, marble oors, hardwood in bedroom, granite counter tops, hurricane impact windows, satellite security system, washer/ dryer in unit, furnishings negotiable, pets allowed under 25 lbs, Steps to beach!FOR SALE BY OWNER/BROKER INVESTORS DREAM For details call: Angela Corrente 954-610-0921 Apollo Middle School Teacher Luis Espinosa was surprised with the Milken Educator Award and a check for $25,000 during a visit to the school by the State Commissioner of Education. Before more than 450 cheering students, colleagues and dignitaries, Milken Family Foundation Co-Founder Mike Milken and State Education Commissioner Pam Stewart presented Espinosa with the award on November 25. Mr. Espinosa leads the Aeronautics STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) magnet program and the LEEO (Linking Education and Employment Opportunities) progam at the school. He thought he was attending a schoolwide celebration featuring a visit by the Commissioner to recognize the achievements of those two programs. Instead, he quickly became the focus of attention as Mr. Milken announced he was there to give out the foundation's prestigious Milken Educator Award. "This prestigious award represents an incredible accomplishment for Mr. Espinosa and is a testament to his dedication to students," said Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie. "Not only is he a role model fro teachers in Broward County, but also across the country." Hailed by Teacher Magazine as the "Oscars for Teaching," what separates this award from other is that the recipients have no idea they will be honored. Recipients are selected in early to mid-career for what they have achieved and for the promise of what they will achieve. The Milken Family Foundation has provided more than $64 million in individual $25,000 awards to teachers, principals and specialists. "Nothing assures the success of a nation more than education; and nothering assures the quality of education more than dedicated classroom teachers instilling a love of learning and sense of wonder in their students," said Mike Milken. Mr. Espinosa is known as a trailblazer at the school. He heads Florida's first middle school industry certification program known as LEEO, to help students gain skills they will need for future career success. Espinosa holds science enrichment sessions in the morning before school helping students develop a love for the subject. He also organizes a family science night that attracts more than 300 students. His work has helped improve student achievement and because of his unique ability to engage young teens, other educators turn to him for valuable best practices in teaching. Hollywood Teacher wins $25,000 National Education Award Luis Espinosa is the 2013 Milken Educator Award Recipient for the State of Florida SCHOOL NEWS Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to announce the School Choice application window for Nova, magnet and school reassignment takes place December 1, 2013 February 12, 2014. This is the first time the school reassignment application process has started in December. To assist parents in exploring the school choice options for their student, information is now available on the Districts website,, just click on the School ChoiceIts Easy as 1,2,3 icon. Parents can apply online or download applications from the School Choice Web page beginning December 1, 2013. Applications will also be available at the 1st floor security desk in the Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center. Applications can be submitted by mail or in person. Mail completed applications to: Attn: Demographics & Student Assignments School Board of Broward County, Florida 600 SE Third Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Hand-deliver~completed applications to: Security Desk 1st Floor Kathleen C. Wright Administration Center Attn: Demographics & Student Assignments School Board of Broward County, Florida 600 SE Third Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 School choice application window for the 2014/15 school year now open 27




This is Spiderman, my daughter, Alyssa, found him in the bathroom at South Broward Nite School with a little note please give me a good home. Even though I didnt like small animals, I felt so bad. And months later here he is. Hes actually a very cute and smart lil creature that is now part of our family.He loves to crawl out his 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 Spiderman Celebrating 58 years, the Candy Cane Parade returns to the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk December 7 at 7:00 p.m. This years parade theme is Destination Illumination, and it will surely light up the Broadwalk with holiday colors and festivities! The parade begins on the Broadwalk at Scott Street and heads south to Harrison Street. Festive floats, marching bands and creative displays from civic, non-profit and childrens groups all come together with the City to put on this hometown holiday celebration. Complimentary bleacher seating will be set up on the sand along the parade route from Scott Street to Tyler Street with parade announcers stationed across from Charnow Park at Garfield Street and at the Hollywood Beach Theatre at Johnson Street. Spectators also may bring a blanket or lawn chair for top-notch viewing along the parade route or reserve a table at one of the many seaside restaurants for a complete beachfront experience. To ease traffic, the City encourages parade-goers to park in one of the downtown parking garages and take the free patron shuttles to the beach from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The parking garages are located at 19th Avenue at Polk Street and 20th Avenue at Van Buren Street. Prevailing downtown parking rates apply. You can also jump aboard the Hollywood Trolley which travels from 10 a.m. until 11 p.m. with convenient stops downtown and along the beach for $1 per person, per trip. The Candy Cane Parade is presented in partnership with the Hollywood Community Redevelopment Agency. Free Shuttles to transport residents to candy cane parade Dec. 7 HOLIDAY EVENTS 29


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