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  1. 1. Direct: 561.289.9294 www.GraceNoethen.comAmong the top 10 agents in the Region and one of the top 100agents in the state of Florida. Specializing in Parkland & South Florida communities since 1985.Among the top 10 agents in the Region and one of the top 10 agents in the state of Florida. Specializing in Parkland & South Florida communites since 1985.BBB RANCHES $3,495,000 PINE TREE ESTATES $1,500,000 CYPRESS HEAD $1,275,000Country estate on 3.09 acres in prime location with 16,600+ sq feet of New custom Estate home, the best in workmanship and highest quality Gracious & updated lakefront estate home w/separate guestliving space; 7 bedrooms, 7 full baths, 2 half baths, 3 car garage + loft, finishes; 1.5 acre corner lot, 5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, 3 car side entry house/Main house w/3 bedrms + office/library/3 full baths & 2media room + game room. 3 gas fireplaces, wood floors, huge custom garage; large patio, pool and spa. Huge gourmet kitchen with center island half baths/Guest house has 1 bedrm/living room & 2 full baths/gourmet kitchen, master with sitting room. Patio w/ summer kitchen, and all top of the line appliances; Massive master Bedroom with sitting Beautiful kitchen w/wood cabinets/granite counter tops + topand outdoor fireplace. All impact glass windows and doors; 8 stall area, custom his and hers closets, exercise room and morning bar. All of the line SS appliances/Master suite w/sitting area/his & hersbarn, 2 tack rooms and office/care takers quarters. Plus so much more. impact windows and doors; August/September 2010 occupancy. dressing areas & marble bath w/whirlpool tub/Open floor plan great for entertaining. Tranquil patio area overlooking the lake.PARKLAND GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB $1,095,000 LANDINGS ESTATES $796,000 CYPRESS HEAD $675,000Unbelievable 2 story, stone Tuscan style estate w/huge fenced yard on Beautiful 2-story courtyard, 4,806 sq ft oversized private cul-de- Beautifully maintained, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath; updated home withgolf course near the 1st hole w/fairway views, 5BR/4.5 BA/3CG, 5th BR sac w/cir driveway & 3-car gar on ½ acre+. 7Bed/5Bath has Pool pride of ownership, Newer roof, remodeled kitchen, wood cabinetsor game room, 3 way split plan, French doors & marble floors thru-out, & Spa with gorgeous views, 2-story Guesthouse, Secluded Master, & granite tops; family room wall unit with built in wet bar, andhurricane impact windows & doors, covered loggia w/open heated pool, 2-upstairs Bedrms w/ priv Baths, Spacious & bright Family Room w/ fireplace. Split bedroom plan, hardwood floors in 4th bedroom/huge kitchen w/center island/double buffet w/built in cabinets, granite high ceilings & blt-in entertainment center. Charming Kitchen w/ SS summer kitchen, beautiful back yard on quiet cul de sac location.countertops, dining room w/butler’s pantry & wine room, family room w/ appliances, walk-in pantry and much more.built-in entertainment center & much more! CANYON SPRINGS @ BOYNTON BEACH $609,900CYPRESS HEAD $650,000 CYPRESS HEAD - VACANT LAND $650,000 New construction by GL homes at the Canyons in Boynton Beach. Beautiful Lilac floor plan; 5 Bedroom, 4 BathExecutive home nestled in a gorgeous cypress preserve with 4 bedrooms Last remaining wide lake point lot with 263’of water frontage,and 3 baths. Private cul-de-sac. Remodeled kitchen with wood cabinets located on cul-de-sac in upscale gated community. city water and with a library/office on the main level and a 3 car garage.and granite counter tops, coffered ceilings and stainless steel appliances. sewer; paved roads;community has pool, playground, clubhouse and Fantastic kitchen with lots of cabinet space, double ovens, centerBeautiful wood floors in children’s bedrooms and family room. Living lighted tennis courts with tennis pro on site. island and pantry. Master suite with sitting room, his and hers walkroom with wood burning fireplace. Hurricane shutters thru out, newer in closets and a spacious master bath. Gated communityroof and an expansive patio with an open pool. includes clubhouse, resort-style pool, spa, water play area, tot lot, tennis & basketball courts, and a party pavilion w/picnic area.BOCA ISLES NORTH $499,000 CANYON SPRINGS @ BOYNTON BEACH $399,000Great cul de sac executive home with no powerlines, built-ins One of the few homes in Canyon Springs with private pool and lake. BROOKSIDE ISLES @ CORAL SPRINGS $299,500in master bedroom and dining room. This home shows pride in Beautifully maintained and totally upgraded. Grand entrance into Immaculate condition and price to sell! Cul de sac location within walkingownership, bring your fussiest buyer. Accordian shutters, 20” a two story living room with view of the pool and lake. Granite distance to lovely community pool. 3 Bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage homediagonal tile floors, granite kitchen counter tops and back splash, countertops in the kitchen with walk in pantry. Large master suite plus family room and formal dining room. Lovely screened in patio withstainless steel appliances, 2nd bath with granite counter top, faux with double walk in closets and spacious master bath. 4 Bedrooms, garden view. New hurricane code garage door and front door, hurricanepainting thru out, upgraded landscaping, diamond brite pool, 2 ½ Bath with a two car garage. Lovely two story covered veranda shutters thru out. Newer roof. Freshly painted exterior. New landscapingnew front doors and upgraded security system. 3-way floor plan. with views of the lake. and much more! RE/MAX® Advantage Plus
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  7. 7. Publisher MINDI F. RUDAN Associate Publisher HANK RUDAN Associate Editor KRISTAN BOND Assistant to the Publisher CAROLYN LOMBARDO Contributing Columnists GREG BUDELL; AMY DEMNER; MYRLE HORN; CHRISTINE HUNSCHOFSKY; PAMELA OFSTEIN; RICHARD J. SCHELLBACH Children and Parenting Editor MAGGIE MACAULAY Sports Editor DEBRA PEROVICH contributing school writers ELIZABETH BLASI (MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS); ROBYNE FRIEDLAND (CORAL PARK ELEMENTARY); HELEN DOWNEY (HERON HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY); KRIS DECHENE (PARK TRAILS ELEMENTARY); NICOLE COOK (RIVERGLADES ELEMENTARY); DOREEN ROBINSON (WESTCHESTER ELEMENTARY) Contributing Writers ADAM BALKAN; JEFF BEEBE; CS MAYOR SCOTT BROOK; MARK GROSS; BRUCE KALLOR; PENNY KUPFERBERG; DAVID LEVENS; KRISTIN MASCHKA; HALLI MOORE; PAUL O’CONNELL; RICHARD POLIRER; FRANKLIN REIDER; DAVE RINEBERG; EFRAIN SALGADO; MICHAEL SHUTOWICK; PARKLAND MAYOR MICHAEL UDINE; ANDREA WITES Creative Director FRANK PAPANDREA Cover Designer IGOR MACHADO Graphic Designers CHRIS GILBO; IGOR MACHADO; JOAO NETO Web Developer JOAO NETO Contributing Photographers DEBBY GOLD; BRYNNE SHAPIRO Distribution Manager/Go-To-Guy MIKE SNYDER Advertising Account Managers SHARI GLATTER; DEBBY GOLD; KAREN MARANDO; CARYN MARCIANO; SHARI MORGAN; RHONDA ROSENOF; BRYNNE SHAPIRO; GAIL WEINSTEIN Parkland/Coral Springs Life Magazine 954.421.9797 • Fax 954.421.9125 E-mail: WEBSITE: PROUD MEMBER OF: Parkland/Coral Springs Life magazine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ryplin Industries, Inc. & is published monthly & Direct-mailed into EVERY home in Parkland & Heron Bay plus in CS: EVERY HOME in The Hamptons, Hidden Hammocks Estates, Eagle Trace, Maplewood Isle, Mariner’s Cove, Whispering Woods, The Isles, Wynham Lakes, Country Acres, The Hills etc. Over 30 of the most affluent communities in Coral Springs as well. Verified postal receipts — not verbal declarations — or so called “mail-house certified paperwork” are available for review to guarantee veracity. The entire contents of Parkland/Coral Springs Life Magazine is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or part without the express written consent of the publisher. Parkland/Coral Springs Life Magazine accepts no responsibility for products or services advertised herein. We reserve the right to edit, rewrite or refuse submitted material.6 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  9. 9. CONTENTSUP FRONT May 2010 Volume 10, Issue 5 79 Tennis Tips How to Beat the Player10 Publisher’s Lament: You’ve Never Beaten “It’s Just Your Muth-a”16 Life Photo Ops 80 Mind Matters In Celebration of Girlfriends Say CHEESE! Snapshots of Who Went Where & Did What! (plus 4 more on Pages 18, 20, 22, 24) 82 Nutrition News Vacationing: A Nutrition Survival Guide28 MaleCall Greg Budell: REHAB! (Part 1) 83 LifeLine30 Postmark We Got Mail! Read All About It! What You Need To Know About Stroke 84 A New You 57 “Mommy Makeovers”FEATURES Gaining Popularity53 “Life”Times 86 Higher Power/ Mother’s Day Events The God Squad on:55 Mother’s Day Pictures Helping Those Who Could Moms & the People Who Love Them Have Helped Themselves57 Mama’s Boy 88 Pet’s Place Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito Looking Good! Grooming Tips Always the Good Son for a Happy and Healthy Pet62 Personal Perspective We Asked Local Kids: “What’s YOUR Favorite Way to Spend Time with YOUR Mom?” 89 “Life”Times/Pets Open Your Heart to a Shelter Pet! 95 Funnybone 62 92 Lots O’ Laughs70 Camp Directory Start Planning Your Child’s 98 In The Spirit Summer Now! Make Momma Happy! Great Wines Under $2092 Memorial Day Local Ceremonies Honor Those Who 110 “Life” Savings made the Ultimate Sacrifice Local Pros Offer Sage Advice on $$$ Matters in 2010DEPARTMENTS COLUMNS34 “Life”Times Galas, 32 Schellbach On: Openings, Happy Stuff!! “For My Son’s Mother”60 What’s Cookin’? 50 CityScope ON THE COVER Mother’s Day … and National Asparagus Month! Commission Meetings/ The MOTHER Lode! News/City Stuff ++ Welcome to our May, Mom’s Day Magazine!63 Children & Parenting 51 A View From the Top Whether you are a mom or simply love one, this issue is This is Not How I Thought It Would Be: packed with fun things to do with her, places to take her & great Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Parkland Mayor Michael Udine stuff to shower that special lady in your “LIFE” with! Lives We Want Today & Coral Springs Mayor Scott Plus an interview with Celebrity Chef Rocco DiSpirito who Brook Sound Off talks candidly about his mom, our food editor Myrle Horn creates65 School“Life” 52 Message from the Chief: a great menu in case you’re into showing the gourmand in you, School’s Almost Out for plus we showcase some meaningful pics of moms and the Summer! PL Writers Wrap Safe Student Drivers; What to do if people who love them. up the ‘09/’10 School Year Your Purse/Wallet is Stolen; & We honor our vets, offer some Employee of the Month “girl” talk in our many departments74 Sports Family and columns, and we even managed The Longueil Family Rocks! 99 Good Eats/Dining Guide to fit in stuff to make you laugh! Pages & Pages FULL of Taking mom out to eat? Don’t75 The Sporting “Life“ GREAT Local Eateries! forget to check out the great offers The Most Comprehensive in our amazing restaurant guide. But Info on the Local Sports most important, take the time to tell Scene! WHEN & WHERE someone you love, how much they mean to you. Yes, they may know,77 “Life”Times/Sports 114 Datebook it’s just extra special to actually hear News from our Local Fun Happenings in & it once in a while too! Happy, healthy Sports Community Around Town Mother’s Day. Cover Design by Igor MachadoPARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE MAGAZINE is published monthly by Ryplin Industries, Inc. 4611 Johnson Road, Suite 3, Coconut Creek, FL 33073-4361. 954.421.9797 fax:954.421.9125 e-mail: and is mailed directly into every home within the city of Parkland, within Heron Bay & Eagle Trace and is bulk dropped to myriad high trafficpublic locations which surround the area. Copyright 2010 Ryplin Industries, Inc/PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE MAGAZINE. All rights reserved. Reproduction, either in wholeor in part is forbidden without written permission from the publisher. The publisher reserves the right to edit submissions and reject any material deemed unsuitable for publication.8 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  11. 11. “It’s Just Your Muth-a”attheedge Mom & me on vacation by mindi rudanO h how many times I erased that message from our then clunky phone answer machine that sat atop Hank’s desk in our home office for years. It was always “It’s just your Muth-a,” but then she’d add, “call mewhen you can,” or “just wonderin’ what you was doin.” Sometimesit would be not 30 minutes after we had TALKED to each other.Some days we’d talk 10 times. Not about anything earth-shattering; we waiting for my memory to click in, she continuednever solved the world peace dilemma, found a without missing a beat, “the black ones I gotcure for cancer (how I wish we had), or even had because, well, who couldn’t use another pair ofmeaningful diatribes. We just shot the proverbial. comfortable black sandals ….” And on and on. now. IT’S THE SAME FREAKIN’ SHOE BUT INMundane, everyday stuff that I only NOW When she ran out of breath, she stopped and DIFFERENT COLORS!”understand is really what sustains us through asked, “are you headed home?” Fifteen minutes “OH,” was her only mock-hurt after I loaded myself up like a pack mule and She made us giggle that night, and a million I generally knew if she had her nails done, stood there juggling the receiver while holding other times. Our exchanges solved nothing andwent to lunch with someone or just sat home piles of papers I was taking home from the office, were much ado about nothing, like episodes ofand read. She knew if we were eating home or I said, “yes.” And then she said, “I’ll bring dinner Seinfeld, and I think I took them for granted then,out that night, if I bought a new lip gloss, or if and be right there.” as deeply as I long for them now.anyone cut in front of me on the road. Nothing When she wheelied into our driveway, not One of my dearest friends (and most talentedearth-shattering. even 50 minutes later, her car was packed to the with over 20 books to her credit and countless One day the phone rang at the office as I was gills like she was moving. Hank carried in the national articles) Nina, had a toxic relationshipon my way out the door to go home. “Min,” she two shopping bags full of Thai food she bought for years with her mom. I don’t think they evensaid almost breathless, “you’ll NEVER believe for the three of us to share. (Mom always made spoke for 10 or so years. She always told me Ithis.” Now Mom was a tad dramatic at times, so sure we’d have enough left over for lunches the took the relationship I had with my mom forfirst I made sure she was neither bleeding nor in next day and possibly dinner for another three), granted. I don’t think I took the closeness andharm’s way. From her breathless delivery, I really and she and I carried in her shoe heist. She was the bond for granted. I cherished them, but I wascouldn’t tell. “No, no,” she assured me the way the original Sarah Jessica Parker. And she had lucky enough never to know any different aboutyou’d talk to a lobotomy patient, “I’m fine. I just two mottos, both live on in my memory and the day-to-day warmth we the greatest deal on summer sandals, and I somehow warm the deepest vestiges of my soul That’s why the wind was so deeply knockedbought them in nine colors!” these days (even though I made merciless fun out of me after she passed away. I wasn’t sure I Breathless ‘cause she was hauling the box of her then). “If one is good,” she’d say playfully, even knew how to breathe the same without her.loads of shoes into her condo no doubt. “NINE “then NINE is better.” And her other favorite, “Why She was so into the day-to-day mish-igas (stuff )colors,” I stammered almost speechless myself. stand when you can sit down, and why sit down of my world, that we were this silly, happy, self-“The same style in NINE colors?” I asked again if you can LAY down!” contained, bubble.just to be sure I hadn’t actually HAD a lobotomy Mom proceeded to model each of the nine Sure we had other friends. Great ones, and lotswhen I wasn’t looking. different colors for me while Hank and I got the of them. Ones we both spent individual time with “I got beige, ‘cause it goes with everything. take-out on the table. By runway show number and adored. But at the end of everything, afterWhite ‘cause it’s a summer staple. The brown five I said, “Ma, you think I can’t IMAGINE what the time we spent with friends or on separateones I got because remember last month when the bronze one will look like on your foot?? I can vacations, or apart pursuing individual interests,I bought that brown gauze-y summer skirt when imagine what a polka dot one of those strappyI was visiting your brother??” And not even things would look like on King Kong’s foot by continued on page 8510 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  17. 17. ’’photoops Life isn’t measured by how many breaths you take, but rather 1 how many moments take your breath away... 3 ’’ 2 4 1-4. Thank You for Being a Friend. Over 25 teens from the 5 North Broward & South Palm Beach region devoted three days of their winter break to providing companionship & a good time to children with special needs. The teens were paired with a child with special needs for the day as they joined the Friendship Circle Winter Camp based out of Chabad of Parkland which included field trips, sports, arts 6 & crafts & music. 1. Friendship Circle child Mia Miller of Parkland enjoyed some arts & crafts. 2. Mia Miller of Parkland with Sarah Harrouch, Friendship Circle Coordinator. 3. Dovi Cattan of Boca Raton with his volunteer Tali Gafen of Parkland had fun with music therapist Miss Sarah. 4. Josh Ellis of Boca Raton with his volunteer Kevin Fridman of Parkland. 5. Parkland’s Bradley Bigio, an 8th grader at Deerfield Beach Middle School would like to thank the residents of Parkland & the surrounding communities for so generously donating their unused bicycles to the Rick Case “Bikes for Kids” program recently. With everyone’s help, 7 Bradley & his dad were able to collect 64 bicycles that Rick Case picked up, refurbished & gave to 64 deserving children. 9 6. Maiden Voyage. The CS Chamber of Commerce Professional Women’s Alliance held their very first luncheon recently. (Standing L-R): CS Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck, Kimball Stadler, Wendy King, Cindy Brief, Shirley Klein, Debbie Sabourin, Judi Hedge; (Sitting L-R): Barbara Epes, Andrea Zoller, Cindi Watts & Rebecca Waldorf. 7. Welcome! Members of the Coral Springs Chamber of 8 Commerce, Chamber President Cindy Brief, Board Chair Mark Watson & Coral Springs Commissioner Tom Powers helped welcome Tropical Financial Credit Union (1201 North University Dr.) to the Coral Springs business community recently. 8. Scout’s Honor! During the Jan. 19 CS City Commission meeting, officials, together with the Kiwanis Club, recognized Brett Fernon as the Mentor of the Month for Dec. 2009. Involved with the Boy Scouts since age 10, he later joined the Marine Corps, & after serving our country for four years, he returned to Coral Springs & became active in scouting again. (L-R): Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck, Eagle Mentor Brett Fernon, 10 Mayor Scott Brook & Kiwanis President-elect Ray Slapikas. 9. A Wild Time. The Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital in Coral Springs held its “Go Wild in the Park” event January 23. Volunteer Christina Escobar of No. Lauderdale & Mrs. Florida International 2010 Donna Brown of Parkland stopped by the Life Pubs table for a photo. 10-11. Family Fun. Forty-four tennis lovers participated in an Adult/Junior Round Robin at the Tennis Center of Coral Springs Jan. 30. Parents & children played doubles together in a round robin format, followed by a buffet lunch. 10. Alex & Kirk Ellington, Reamonn & Jamie Charmes. 11. A whole bunch of Round Robin participants! 1116 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  19. 19. ’’photoops Life isn’t measured by how many breaths you take, but rather how many moments take your breath away... 3 ’’1 2 1-2. Project Unite. A social was held before a Panthers 4 hockey game recently to introduce Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce members to Sunrise Sports & Entertainment. 1. (L-R): Scott Spiegel; Barry & Maxine Spiegel; Cindy Brief, President, Coral Springs Chamber; & Cindy’s handsome hubby, Ken Brief, sporting his Panther pride. 2. Chad Johnson, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing Sunrise Sports and Entertainment; hockey fanatic Gary Gold; & Steve “Goldie” Goldstein, Panthers TV play-by-play Broadcaster. 3. Congratulations! Samantha Perretty recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play soccer for Rutgers. She is the daughter of Jim & Jeanne Perretty (mom’s the President of Parkland Little League), and has played soccer, flag football 5 and softball in Parkland since she was 4. Mom & dad are very 6 proud of their girl’s accomplishment! 4. And the Winners Are … Vince Boccard congratulated Zak & Julia Sutton on their three DECA wins. R. Zak Sutton won in the category of marketing management testing, Julia Sutton won in principles of hospitality & tourism testing, & Team Sutton & Sutton won in the Advertising Campaign Event. (L-R): Julia Sutton, Vince Boccard & R. Zak Sutton. 5. Festive Family. Nick, Louie (tall one) & Ava Yovino, children of Lou & Bridget of Parkland’s Grand Cypress, were spreading 7 holiday cheer at the end of 2009. 8 6. Beautiful! Parkland residents and 9th grade Stoneman Douglas students Ryan Gross & Danielle Flum were gorgeous for homecoming ’09. 7. Double the Fun. The Coral Springs Mothers of Multiples enjoyed the Health & Safety Fair hosted by Coral Springs Medical Center on Jan. 23. Twins Caitlin & Mackenzie Cassells checked out the teddy bear clinic. 10 8. Fit for Royalty. Jake Berman of Boca Raton, Jake Glatter of Parkland, Scott Berman & Michael Levine, both of Boca Raton, posed with some vendors who really got into character at the 9 recent Renaissance Festival in Deerfield Beach. 9-10. Will the REAL Mullen Please Stand Up? Coral Springs’ Mullen family visited the American Girl Café in Chicago. 9. Megan Mullen proudly showed off her American girl. 10. Molly Mullen got her first (of probably many) American Girl dolls.18 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  21. 21. photoops Life isn’t measured by how many breaths you take, but rather1 how many moments take your breath away... 4 ’’ 2 1. Rockin’ for Team Riverglades. The Flock (L-R), Dave Ofstein,husband of Life Pubs Nutrition News writer Pam; Richard French, 3& Scott Ofstein played at the Riverstone Wine Shoppe in Parklandduring Relay For Life’s Team Riverglades Wine Tasting Fundraiserwhich brought in over $3,500 to benefit the American Cancer 5Society. 2. Top Doc! Broward Health proudly announced Michael A.Chizner, M.D., noted cardiologist & Chief Medical Director of TheHeart Center of Excellence, was named by his peers as one ofAmerica’s Top Doctors for the second year in a row. 3-4. Party Planning. A Bridal & Special Events Showcase heldin March at the Boca Pointe Country Club gave attendees theopportunity to check out exhibitors who were offering their servicesto make any special event a memorable one. 3. Salon Oasis “glammed” up some of their clients for the show.Amy Frey of Wellington, Bridal coordinator Ron Christy, & Summer 6Weissing of Boca. 4. Check out the centerpiece! (L-R): AnnaMarie Kipnis from 7Ultimate Events, Phil Rose from Full Throttle Entertainment & GaryGold (of course) with a table model. 5. Kickin’ It. Miami Dolphin Jason Taylor posed with the CoralSprings U14 Renegades Soccer Team & friends during the FLUGSAPlayoffs in Weston. 6. Cheers to the Bride & Groom! Boca Raton residents Laura DeMarchena and Henry Ure tied the knot Feb. 1 at an intimate familyceremony in Delray Beach and continued the celebration on Feb. 6with a lavish Miami reception amongst friends & family. 8 7. A Match Made in Fencing. Devin Monas & his fiance DanikaGlobokar met at UF while on the Fencing team, & will be marriedJuly 31 in Ohio. Devin is the son of Adrienne Monas & the Grandsonof Jerry Rosenstein, both of Parkland, & works for Boeing in Titusville,FL. Danika will graduate from UF in May as a Civil Engineer. 8-9. Team Spirit. Check out what students at St. Andrew CatholicSchool have been up to this year! 8. Students participated in the 38th Annual Sr. John Norton MathCompetition at St. Thomas Aquinas recently. Competing against afield of 19 schools from Broward County, their 8th grade team won1st place overall in the Division A Team Competition. Team memberswere Christopher Kotcherha, David Davies, Cody Kelderhouse, Mark 9Sills & Robby Paradela. Congratulations to the team & their teacher,Mr. John Usyk. 9. The boy’s track team won 2nd place in a regional track meet at 10St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale recently. The girl’steam came in 6th & the school finished 5th overall out of 12 teamsthat participated in the meet. Congratulations to volunteer coachesRorey Wanliss and Robert Nolan! 10. Welcome! Members of the CS Chamber of Commerce, alongwith Tom Powers & Vince Boccard, & Mayor Scott Brook, welcomedMarilyn & Robert Eisenberg & the staff at Concepts Elite Enterprises(230 Coral Ridge Dr., Suite 109, in the Heron Bay Waterway Shoppes)to the local business community.20 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  23. 23. photoops Life isn’t measured by how many breaths you take, but rather how many moments take your breath away... ’’1 2 3 4 The Good “LIFE.” As a sponsor, the Life Publications family was out in full force at the fabulous Coral Springs Festival of the Arts at The Walk on University Drive March 20-21 and tons of people stopped by our booth to say hi and mug it up for our cameras. 1. Amera Properties’ Peggy Fox’s son Michael Fox with his fiancée Jessica Starkoff & daughter Kayla Starkoff of Boca stopped by the Life Pubs booth. 2. Parkland sisters Gayle Kelleher & Jamie Purvin with their 5 6 children Aydyn Kelleher & Emma Purvin came by & said hi! 3. Ari & Rosie McKieran walked The Walk too. 4. CS Mayoral candidate Roy Gold with Janice & Kenny Kaplan, and the “Gold”en sister-in-laws Janet Gold (Roy’s wife) and Life Pubs senior Account Exec Debby Gold, otherwise known as Roy’s entourage. 5. Boca’s Rick & Melanie Kurzwell came down to spend the day 7 with friends Madi & Tom Hoesten of CS. 6. Elliot, Karyn & Karli Komroff from CS (owners of Baby Love) came out for a day of sunshine. 7. The Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony started the day! 8. They came on 2 legs and FOUR!! Steven Duffy with Rangel (Paws for You Rescue). 8 9 10 9. The Hons of Coral Springs (Back row, L-R): Kristyn, Karen, Jeffrey, (Front): Sierra & Brandan. 10. Posing by the Life Publications booth are (L-R) Senior Account Reps Debby Gold of CS & Rhonda Rosenof of Parkland. 11. And so were Ronni, Tami (Kol Tikvah Sisterhood Pres), Perry & David Isenberg. 12. Debbie Erlich of Parkland with Susan Rubenstein & Helene Burns of Coral Springs popped by too. 11 1222 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  25. 25. ’’photoops Life isn’t measured by how many breaths you take, but rather 1 how many moments take your breath away... ’’ 1. Flipping Out! Zach Pohl of Coral Springs (L) & Donald Pulver (R) of Loxahatachee watched as Louie 2 3 4 “Spider” Escalante of Boca Raton caught some air during a performance at the recent Margate Street Festival. 2. Bring it On. Evolution Martial Arts student Adam Elder from Parkland’s Cypress Cay performed at a local event recently with lots of intensity! 3. Congrats! Vice Mayor Claudette Bruck was selected to serve on the 2010 Community & Economic Development Steering Committee for the National League of Cities. This committee deals with housing, community & economic development, land use, recreation & parks, historic preservation, & international competitiveness. 4-5. Love to Learn. South Florida Jewish Academy (4640 NW 74th Place in Coconut Creek; 954.427.7788) works with children of all levels of learning in a happy & nurturing environment. Check out some of their recent news. 4. The newly installed Sensory Room contains 5 accessories & equipment that can be used for children with learning & developmental disabilities who have unusual responses to sensory experiences. 5. Children planted fruit trees recently in celebration of Earth Day. 6. Dress to Impress. Chukkers Ladies Fine Apparel Boutique in Boca Raton recently hosted a fabulous trunk show which featured exquisitely designed gowns from Rene Ruiz Couture. Daniel Simon, Sales Manager from Rene Ruiz Couture, posed with some of the beautiful designs in the collection. 7. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow. Congratulations 6 7 to Taylor Morrison for donating her hair to Locks of Love … for the second time! Taylor is a 3rd grader at Riverglades Elementary. (Hair cut by Jennifer Popkin). 8. Mazel Tov! The Skolnicks of Heron Bay celebrated the recent Bat Mitzvah of daughter Ashleigh, a 7th grader at Westglades Middle School, along with friends & family. 9 9. What “A” Honor! Principal Ramirez congratulated Julia Sutton at the Coral Glades’ Straight “A” Breakfast for making the Straight “A” Honor roll. (L-R): Principal Ramirez, Julia Sutton, & Julia’s proud pop Robert Sutton. 10. It’s a Dog’s Life. Misha is the much adored four- legged friend of Pat Horowitz from Prudential Realty in CS. 8 1024 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
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  29. 29. malecall REHAB! (First of 2 parts) by greg budell I was 25 years ahead of the curve on this topic.T his year, we have seen the likes of Tiger the mysterious rehab experience. Beach with a breathtaking view, waiting for the Woods and Mr. Sandra Bullock and other Rick was looking up from under the bill of his Scotch to mute my raging anxiety. celebs who seek shelter in “rehab.” It is the infamous Greek fisherman’s hat. “Do it, Budell,” Rehab had been suggested to me numerousasylum of choice for men driven to madness by he said. After six years together, I knew when, times. In my extreme self-centeredness I couldtheir uncontrollable zippers—or women like and when not to push the envelope with Ricky not imagine the radio station, or the world,Lindsay Lohan who can’t seem to celebrate 3am Ticky. surviving 4 to 6 weeks without my directwithout being face down in their own vomit. I went to a studio and recorded about three supervision. WAXY 106 would surely go out of The word “rehab” is heard almost nightly on minutes of awkward confession, ultimately business. Rick Shaw wouldn’t know what to do“Extra” or the “E” network. We all know someone stating what my audience knew—in fact without me.who “went to rehab.” But what happens there? everyone but me had known for some time— Who, in the name of God, would take care of On the morning of May 9, 1985, I was a human the party was out of control and I needed help. The Weather Fairy????train wreck. I was late (again) for my morning I dutifully handed the tape to Rick and went It was all insane thinking, but that was me 25show on WAXY 106 and been summoned (again) home, stopping first at a liquor store and then at years ago this month. A guy swirling the bowlto the office of station manager Doug Donoho. my coke dealer’s house. towards certain demise by the sickness thatI was hung-over (again) from another night of My resolve to enter rehab sober dissolved just had claimed my brother—a successful Podiatrichard liquor and cocaine. I was accompanied to as Doug suspected it would. The last “party” was Surgeon—just four years previous. Gary’s sharpDoug’s office by the legendary Rick Shaw and no party. It hadn’t been a party for years. I’d been knock on my apartment door jarred me back tothere, the three of us sat in a circle for several spending every dime I could spare to buy coke the minutes before I was presented for seven years, chasing a euphoria that had long Gary was smiling. He helped me pack a gypsy’san ultimatum. disappeared. I was long past the point of social wardrobe in a duffel bag. I took a credit card and “You don’t have to do this (rehab),” they said. drinking in bars or at parties. I drank alone, to get scraped one last snort of coke from the mirror to“But if you’re one minute late for another show drunk and escape. Escape what? I had achieved go. The date was May 10, 1985. I have not seen sowe will fire you and move on.” everything I dreamed of yet couldn’t live with it! much as a flake of cocaine since. The jig, as they say, was up. It made no sense to me, and even less to those Thank God I had enough functioning brain who saw my self-destruction and wondered Were it not for the intervention of Doug, Rickcells left to say “OK.” I knew there was no way I why I just didn’t stop. At some point during the and Gary, someone would be remembering mewouldn’t screw up, and beyond that, I was a evening of May 9, 1985, I passed out (again). on Memorial Day this month. My life was savedhorribly miserable man at 32. Successful, yes. The next thing I heard was the phone ringing. that morning.I had money, property and prestige, but not a I panicked, trying to gather my marble collection To learn the mysteries of rehab, tune in nextshred of sense as to who I was or what happiness together. What day was it? Friday! I was late! I month and I’ll tell you about June 20, 1985, andmight feel like. blew it! I looked at the clock. It was 7:30am and the 32 years that passed during those six weeks. I had one request. “Let me tell the listeners the Doug was on the line. He wasn’t mad. He said Meanwhile, the world did just fine withouttruth. I’ll do the show and announce my plan at don’t worry. “We had a feeling about this so we me!8:15. I don’t want to lie about it. No one goes off were ready,” he offered matter-of-factly. Dougthe air for six weeks with a head cold. I’m tired of was sending Gary Lawrence, our sales manager, Greg Budell is a 25 year veteran of South Floridaliving a lie anyway.” to pick me up. Rick was on the air to play my radio and has currently joined the BBC (Bluewater Rick agreed. Doug, who wears the hero’s announcement and I was going straight to JFK Broadcasting Corp.) and works for a group ofmantel in this drama, made one suggestion. Hospital’s Center for Recovery in West Palm radio stations in Montgomery, Alabama, Monday-“Record your announcement, you know, just in Beach. Friday. He commutes back to SoFla on weekendscase you decide to have one last party tonight.” I was scared to death. Now it was real. I started to see his daughter, Janelle, & “son,” Zeus. He plansAt first I laughed. I then reassured them both I’d to finish the last lines of coke and swallowed a to launch his “Dysfunction Junktion” talk/musicbe there the next morning to say goodbye for few hard shots of Scotch and sat waiting for show with this company. You can reach him at:what had been pitched to me as “4 to 6 weeks” of Gary. There I was, 28 floors above Pompano PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  31. 31. Subscription Inquiry is now up and running and getting a tremendous … your magazine is terrific. I live in Boynton Beach, but picked up a copy of response from the community. Coupons from our This month’s issue (March 2010) included aBocaDelray Life Magazine and loved it and would advertisers can be printed and brought to the various story that was truly endearing, it brought melike to get the magazine delivered directly every service providers and the articles are all there for you to tears. It is called “The Cab Ride.” I don’t knowmonth. Please send info. to enjoy. While at the moment only Parkland/Coral if it is a true story or not (it didn’t include the Thanks, Jane Berkey Springs Life is on line in its entirety, BocaDelray Life is author’s name … no byline) but I have cut it soon to follow and hopefully by the time you read this out of the magazine and pasted it into my Hi Jane, it will be there. daily journal so that I can read it often and/or Thank you for your interest in our BocaDelray Our Publications are also bulk dropped to all of our share it with someone.Life Magazine. While we do direct mail to over advertisers and 300+ various locations around town. It shows how the human heart can truly57 communities in the Boca/Delray area, and we Call or E-mail and we can give you a partial list near be unconditional and caring towards others.completely saturate those areas, we sadly cannot mail you. My suggestion is to try to pick one up early in the After all, this is how God is with us, so weindividual subscriptions outside of those targeted month between say the 3rd and 9th or 10th as often times should extend the same courtesy to our fellowareas. Outside the direct mail “sequence” requires they are gobbled up quickly after they are delivered! brethren. A caring heart can change the worldstaff to prepare a priority mail envelope to be taken If you choose the subscription option, you can … or at least make a the post office separately. And while we are happy simply fax me the credit card authorization and the Thank you for this beautiful story, it movedto do it, to keep up with all the requests we receive address you wish us to send the envelope or feel free to me.for individual subscriptions for our BocaDelray Life, contact me should you need anything further. Blessings,Parkland/Coral Springs Life and Coconut Creek Life Sincerely, Marianne GigliottiMagazines we now offer a subscription option that Carolyn Lombardo, Assistant to the Publisher Coconut Creekrequires a small fee to cover the cost of the prioritymail envelope even though our publications are free The Cab Ride It was sent to me by a friend and it too touchedof charge. I have emailed that information to you. Dear Mindi, me so much so, I included it in my column. thank BUT our exciting new website I just wanted to send a little hello and thank you you for noticing.—MFR.30 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  32. 32. A Spirited Speaker also know the Coral Springs Center for the Arts hosts delicious. So I thought maybe at the end of this year I recently was reading my April 2010 issue and Lisa Williamson once a year.—MFR you can purchase as many as you want and freeze them! Hope this makes you happy. There must bewas curious about a photoops on page 20. The JAFCO’s Mother’s Day somewhere you can purchase eggnog wheneverpicture was titled “A Spirited Speaker.” It was a Luncheon you want it?photo of psychic medium, Rebecca Rosen. I would Carolyn, Keep up the good work.have loved to go to that event and was curious why My committee and the JAFCO kids and staff Sincerely,had it not been advertised before? I had recently cannot put into words our thanks to you and Life Mary La Guardiaseen psychic medium, Jeffrey Wands in Plantation, Publications for your on-going support. We plan to Coconut CreekFlorida and that was advertised all over the place. I have wonderful pictures for your June issue.know many people who did not know who Rebecca Next year, we hope you and Mindi will find some Ah, you are my angel!! I will fill ice cube traysRosen is and that she was visiting South Florida. Do time to attend. It is a fun day. Shopping, eating and with eggnog now and munch on them wheneveryou know if she has intentions of coming back and talking .... what more can we want? “life” gets out of control! Thanks you for the laughwhat organization was she attending? Thanks for Thanks again to you and Mindi. today!—MFRyour help. I appreciate any feedback that you send Heather Goodmanme. Yours truly, Eggnog Trick What’s on your mind? Loryn Halperin Hi Mindi, Got something to say? Send your thoughts & comments Parkland I love your magazine and all your articles which about the magazine, the community or future stories to: I send to my niece in NY who loves them too. In Letters to the Editor, Parkland/CS Life Magazine, We have no idea why it was not advertised. We your Dec. column you mentioned eggnog so, I 4611 Johnson Road, Suite 3, Coconut Creek,simply had some pictures because one of our people just wanted to let you know that you can freeze FL 33073-4361 fax: 954.421.9125 or e-mail info@attended the event. I would Google her and see if you the bottles of eggnog as I did with the 1/2 bottle All items must be signed to be published andcan contact her directly, we heard she is very nice. I I had left over in Dec. and had it in Jan. It was still are subject to editing for space and clarity.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 31
  33. 33. thewayiseeit “For My Son’s Mother” by richard j. schellbachT his October 21st, it will be a decade since my mom’s passing and this month marks the tenth year since I’ve spent Mother’s Day with her—ten years since the holidayhas really mattered to me, if I’m being completely honest. Now, two things happen when I sit down to things didn’t look too great at that early point only reason to give her chemo and radiationwrite this column each month; I always read all of her illness. Doing the family history didn’t was because of the overall size of the cancerof the columns I wrote in the same month of help make us feel any more at ease, either. You field—the area that had cancer cells in it. Theeach year since I began writing for Parkland Life, see, the Skolnik clan has been what can best oncologist was brilliant enough to have askedback in 2002. This ensures that I don’t repeat be described as cancer magnets for quite a three other pathologists, including the headsubjects and tick off my always-understanding few generations. My mother in-law had breast, of the department, to remap the field to figureEditor. I also project a bit—imagining what it lung and ovarian cancer, my father in-law died out the size of the actual cancer tumors and notwill be like to revisit the subject in five or ten of esophageal cancer two years before I met the area that contained cancer cells. All threeyears. So, I knew that there would eventually Eileen and my sister in-law Sue passed away in pathologists came back with the same number;be a “ten year anniversary of my mom’s death” 1999 of brain and lung cancer. Cousins, Uncles 4.0 cm. That, along with the test results knockedMother’s Day column. I guess you could say, and Aunts had their fair share too. So, Eileen’s the chances of my wife’s cancer coming backI’ve been aware that it was coming for the oncologist set up BRCA tests and a 21 gene test from 55% without chemo and radiation, downpast eight years. But this year, unlike any year to see what her chances were for having the to 6% ... all because an oncologist was goodbefore, I sat down to read the past Mother’s Day cancer come back. I know the oncology team enough to take the few extra steps neededcolumns and it hit me like a sledgehammer. I was expecting a bad outcome of the tests and to ensure her patient was getting the correctstared at the monitor, grieving harder than at the time, based on the size of the cancer care.I had on the one year anniversary and every field they found, they suggested her chances Now, Eileen takes a hormone therapy pillyear since. Jeesh, and they say these things get of it returning might be as high as 55% but once a day that almost guarantees that the typeeasier. So, although I’ve never been a quitter, that with hormone therapy, chemotherapy of cancer she got won’t come back. No chemo,I started to realize that even though there are and radiation, it could be lowered to 16%. And no radiation. She is cancer-free and healthy andstill many wonderful stories about my mom left at that moment, Eileen got ready to fight the I remain the luckiest guy in the write about, it was just too painful to do this good fight once again. She knew that chemo Happy Mother’s Day, Eileen. Here’s to a wholeMother’s Day. And that’s when it hit me that would probably make her sick as hell but it was bunch more.there’s a much better story to tell in 2010 … her desire to duke it out. We went and she got (Miss ya Mom.)and it’s one that my mom would have rather I fitted for a wig and cut her hair short so that ittold, anyway. It’s a story, not of death, but of life. wouldn’t be as noticeable if and when it started Richard J. Schellbach has been a resident of FLThis year, my Mother’s Day column is all about to fall out. Then, we waited for the test results since 1988. His TV writing credits include: “Arecelebrating the outcome of the recent struggle to see how bad it was going to be. You Afraid Of The Dark?” for Nickelodeon, “Chris-of my son’s mother … who, luckily for me, also About a month ago, the oncologist called us Cross” for Showtime, “ALF-Tales” & “SpaceCats”happens to be my wife. in to talk. I could tell by the way she looked that for NBC & the nationally syndicated children’s I told you all, a few months back in my January it was good news for a change. Her face was series, “The Kid’s Café.” He has had 2 humor bookscolumn, that Eileen was diagnosed with breast beaming, as she told us that the test scores had published by Macmillan Publishing; has servedcancer in October of last year. On January 5th amazing numbers. Even with all of the cancer as Writer for Sci-Fi Entertainment Magazine, asof this year, she had a left-breast mastectomy in her family, Eileen wasn’t carrying the mutated Head Writer/ Contributing Editor for ALF Magazineand then we settled in for the weeks and weeks cancer gene. That was big news! Even better and P3 Magazine, and as Managing Editor for theof testing that would ultimately tell us what was the fact that the 21 gene test came back Ft. Lauderdale-based national video magazine,further treatments she would need. Of course, with such a low number that it appeared the Entertainment Retailing Industry.32 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  35. 35. People & PlacesSafe & Secure Automated Self Storage named Business 2 Business Tabletop“2010 Outstanding Green Facility of the Year” Trade Show in CS May 11Safe and Secure Automated Self Storage of Coconut Creek LLC, the Pugliese Get your business noticed and discover other local businessesCompany’s Flagship Automated Facility, has received the “2010 Outstanding when the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce presents anGreen Facility of The Year” awarded by Mini-Co Publishing’s Mini-Storage excellent networking opportunity at its bi-annual BusinessMessenger. 2 Business Tabletop Trade Show May 11 at the Coral SpringsA strong commitment to community, the Marriott at Heron Bay from 5-7:30pm. Admission is FREE and localenvironment and to making the storage industry Chamber member restaurants will offer “tastings” at no charge.more environmentally responsible has resulted There’ll be live entertainment, a cash bar with wine, beer and sodain a one-of-a-kind facility that certainly merits and prizes will be raffled throughout the evening. For costs and totheir distinction as the 2010 Outstanding Green RSVP contact Ann SansoneFacility. You’ve got to see this place to believe it. at 954.752.4242 ext. 10 /Visit to learn more about annsansone@cschamber.this automated self-storage facility located at com or visit www.cschamber.5431 Johnson Rd., or call 866.727.7276. com for more info.34 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  36. 36. Reaching for the Stars at Starbound Studio’snew LocationDoes your child want to be a star? Starbound Performing Arts Studiorecently opened its NEW 4,000 sq. ft. location at 5440 W. Sample Rd. in thePeppertree Plaza and they’re open and ready to make YOUR child feel special!Starbound has made an incredible name for itself since its openingin March 2009. This past February, the Starbound Elite Team set off tocompete at Access Broadway in Orlando where they qualified for theAccess Broadway National Competition in July!Mind blowing vocals and astonishing performances led Starboundowner Ariella Storfer to sell over 75,000 copies of her first self-titledalbum “Ariella” over-seas, and now she passes on her performance skillsto kids who have the same dreams she had.Starbound offers classes for beginner through advanced levels and forall ages. Classes include: Zumba, acting, singing, musical theatre, ballet,pointe, tap, hip hop, pop, jazz, modern, lyrical, leaps and turns/technique,pre-school classes and so much more! Starbound also has an in-housestate-of-the-art recording studio which the kids love!Starbound is now registering for “Kids in Hollywood 2010” SummerCamp! They invite you to stop by and check out the new studio. Justcall 954.780.9023 or visitwww.starboundstudio.netfor more info. See their adpg. 69 and tell them LIFEPublications sent you.Tucker Academy Students were Stars atRecent EventDrew Tucker, owner of The Tucker Academy for the Arts is a uniqueindividual who embodies the spirit of musical excellence along with a giftand desire to assist others in their musical quests. Committed to regularperformances and community involvement, his students participate inmany local events.The Tucker Academy for the Arts offers programs for children whorange from wanting to learn enough to have fun playing a few of theirfavorite songs, to those who are aspiring professionals. Regardless oftheir motivation, all students work with professionals with many yearsof performing, recording and teachingexperience who nurture them and sharepriceless time, talent and insights.The school is located at 7710 NW 56thWay #200, Coconut Creek. For moreinfo, call 954.839.6436 or visit View their adpage 72.1) Vocals by Maya Carrol (Coral 1Springs) & Noah Dossman on guitar2) Teachers Drew Tucker & JesseKelland (back) added their musicaltouches to the performance by OliviaWesch (Parkland), Sawyer Garritty(Coral Srpings), Maya Carrol (CoralSprings), Noah Dossman on guitar,Emily Berg on keyboard and Brandon 2Wesch on drumsPARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 35
  37. 37. Locals Raced for Women’s Wellness Broward Health Coral Springs Medical Center (CSMC) recently held its 5th Annual Race for Women’s Wellness where over 250 participants raised more than $15,000 for the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. The fund provides free mammograms, breast imaging and biopsies to women who otherwise would not be able to afford to get them. Participants ranged from cancer patients and survivors to those who carry the cause near to their hearts. One special participant was Lisa Boccard, the namesake of the fund created in her honor by her brother Vince Boccard and his wife Terry. As Lisa continues her fight against breast cancer, she’s honored that her fund helps others. “The participants in this event gave Coral Springs Medical Center an opportunity to do something extraordinary for women in need,” said Lisa. With a mission to raise awareness and money to fight against breast cancer, the race itself was created five years ago by two doctors from CSMC—Dr. Mark Shachner, Medical Director of the Women’s Diagnostic & Wellness Center, and Dr. David Silver, a gastroenterologist. The Boccards later joined CSMC to continue its mission in providing women in financial need in Northwest Broward County the ability to receive proper breast medical care including early detection screenings. For more info visit Dr. Mark Shachner, Medical Director at Coral Springs Medical Center’s Women’s Diagnostic & Wellness Center with Lisa and Vince Boccard Have Your 1 Minute in the Sun with the Coconut Creek Chamber Back by popular demand! Last May’s Chamber luncheon was such a smash hit with such positive feedback from everyone who participated, this fun and fabulous Chamber decided to bring it back! “Your ONE Minute in the Sun” luncheon is your chance to have YOUR very own ONE minute to tell the whole assemblage a bit about you AND your business. What a fun, novel way to showcase your company and have some fun in the process! The luncheon is May 13 at noon at the Coconut Creek Community Center, 1100 Lyons Rd. You’ll also have the chance to mingle with almost 100 members & guests while you enjoy a fabulous buffet style catered sit-down lunch and TONS of raffles! Businesses may also sign up for one of the chamber’s famous table top displays! The cost is $15 (plus $5 for your “one minute in the sun” presentation) for members & 1st time guests w/an RSVP before 5pm, Tuesday, May 11, $25 (plus $5) for returning guests & w/o an RSVP. If lunchtime meetings don’t work for you, check out their May 26 Nighttime Networking event at Homewood Residence Coconut Creek, 4175 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek. From 5:30-7pm, you’ll have the chance to network among the cozy, intimate environment that residents enjoy and see why their assisted living services and facility are considered one-step above the rest. Enjoy light appetizers, a complimentary drink, lots of door prizes and a friendly, attentive atmosphere! $10 for members & 1st time guests w/an RSVP before 5pm, 5/25, $15 for returning guests & w/o an RSVP. Contact Ann Marie at 954.419.1050 or creekchamber@ PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  39. 39. Town Hall Meeting for Pine Tree Estates & Country Acres Residents Deputy Vice Mayor Dave Rosenof is conducting a town hall meeting for residents of PineTree Estates and Country Acres, to cover issues important to the residents of these communities. The tentative date and time is May 26, 6:30pm in the commission chambers. Check the city’s website to confirm. Rosenof stated, “The meeting is meant as a way to open the lines of communication between government and citizens. Without a formal HOA in these communities, I felt it was important to have this open forum.” Besides Rosenof, other representatives from the city and county will be on hand to answer questions. For more info or to receive an E-mail confirmation of the date and time, please contact drosenof@ Tee Off & Support Eagles Football – May 23 Winning season after season since its inception in 1994, The Stoneman Douglas High School Eagles Football team has been an important school-sponsored program at MSD. The school’s Gridiron Booster Club is holding a Golf Tournament to benefit the Eagles Football Team at the Deer Creek Golf Club in Deerfield Beach, May 23. Golfer check-in starts at noon and the shotgun start is at 1:30pm. The event is the perfect blend of relaxing fun and a great family outing. Local businesses are also invited to support the team via sponsorships. Tax-deductible donations will make a direct and positive impact on a young athlete’s life and continue this long-standing program. To sign up as a golfer or for sponsorship details call 954.444.9942 or 954.755.0555 or email info@ Parkland Couple Donate a New Torah to Chabad In a day of dedication and celebration, a new Torah scroll, donated by Jacquie & Marty Lederman, will be ceremoniously inducted by the Chabad of Parkland on Sunday, May 16 at 10:30am at the home of the Ledermans, 6185 NW 77th Place, Parkland and culminating at noon at the Chabad of Parkland, 7170 Loxahatchee Road. In the theme of “L’Dor VaDor” the new Torah Scroll will be dedicated in memory of Marty and Jacquie’s beloved parents and in honor of their children and grandchildren. Friends and members of the communities of North Broward and South Palm Beach, are invited to attend the “new Torah Completion and Dedication Ceremony” and are encouraged to participate in the wonderful Mitzvah of writing a Sefer Torah by dedicating letters, words, verses or portions in the new Torah in memory or in honor of loved ones. During the procession to the Chabad Center the new Torah (and community participants) will be accompanied by live music and dancing, before being placed in the Holy Ark in the Synagogue. The celebration concludes with a buffet lunch. Call Rabbi Yosef Biston at 954.970.9551 for more info and/or to make a dedication.38 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  40. 40. Phylis J. Green ECC ChildrenCelebrated with the Man intheir “Life”Children at the Phylis J. Green Early ChildhoodCenter at Congregation Kol Tikvah in Parklandrecently shared a special evening with theirdads, uncles, grandparents and the other specialmen in their lives during “Man in My Life Night.”The kids enjoyed showing their special guestsaround their classrooms, sharing songs andstories, and making and eating delicious treats.Enrollment is now underway for Camp Yeladimand for preschool for the Fall 2010 school year.An award-winningMommy and Meprogram and a freeFlorida VPK programare also available. Formore information 1call 954.346.4281.1) Anthony Galenoand his daughterGabriella build 2together at “Man inMy Life Night”2) Emma Robinsonand her dad AdamRobinson enjoyedthe time together 33) Lily and her dadRick Gottlieb hadfun4) Scott Meyers andhis son Matthewworked with clay 4The Art of Aging – May 360 is the new 40! Learn how to age gracefullyand make the transition into an active, vibrantsenior by attending The Art of Anti-Agingpresented by Dr. Fern TaiSenChoy-Bent,M.D. May 3. Dr. TaiSenChoy-Bent is a BoardCertified OB/GYN physician and a member ofthe American Academy of Anti-Aging. She willconduct a seminar on Anti-Aging through theuse of bio-equivalent hormones (Sottopelle),nutrition and dietary supplements, and willaddress how to easily mature gracefully, lookgood, feel good and get out into the worldand enjoy a healthy, morefulfilling life. The seminar isFREE to attend and will beheld at 6pm at DiamondDay Spa, 7655 W. SampleRd., Coral Springs. Call954.977.6885 to reserveyour seat.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 39
  41. 41. It MAY be a great Month to get to Pete’s Café Bella Sera – HALF OFF Mondays! Their May line up will surely keep things hopping at Pete’s legendary Café Bella Sera. In honor of the restaurant opening on Mondays now, they have a great promotion running for the entire month. Every Monday, the following menu items are half off : Martinis, Margaritas, those delicious famous Meatballs and Macaroni! More reason to mosey over on a Monday! Sid Rosenberg from WQAM-560 AM will be at the restaurant signing his book You’re Wrong and You’re Ugly on May 7 at 8pm and reservations are recommended. Pete’s Café Bella Sera will open on Sunday, May 9 for Mother’s Day but reservations are a must. Friday, May 14, the restaurant will feature a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness. The Groove Line will perform today’s hits and half of the proceeds from all martinis served in the lounge will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. May is shaping up to be a winner at Pete’s Café Bella Sera, so come and join the fun! 7351 N. State Rd 7, Parkland. 954.346.7373 / www. Check out their new ad page 101. Join Sid Rosenberg for his book signing May 7 HOT Off the PRESS!! Fire Station 80 1 Opens in Coral Springs On February 6, Governor Charlie Crist toured Coral Springs’ brand new Fire Station 80. He got a first-hand look at what Station 80 has to offer. The first being an ecologically friendly building built with fiscally responsible taxpayers dollars that will 2 improve the department’s response times. At 13,400 sq. ft., with four apparatus bays, and housing a Battalion Chief, an Advanced Life Support Fire Engine, an Advanced Life Support Rescue Truck, and much more, this place is amazing. Construction was completed ahead of schedule and under budget. Centrally located in CS, Station 80, also known to the firefighters as Grand 3 Central Station, is the city’s busiest already. Over 100 people, including local elected officials, attended the ribbon cutting later that afternoon dedicating the first building in the city to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification and the first Fire Station in So. Florida to meet this standard. The U.S. Green Building Council gives this 4 certification only to buildings that meet strict environmental criteria. Students from Taravella High School’s Prostart Culinary Program were on-hand to cater the event. For more info, contact CS Fire Administration at 954.344.5934. 1) Fire Chief Mark Curran & Florida Governor Charlie Crist 2) City Attorney Sam Goren, City Manager Mike Levinson, Vince Boccard, Vice Mayor Claudette Brook, Mayor Scott Brook, Commissioner Roy Gold, Tom Powers, Past Commissioner Ted Mena & Fire Chief Mark Curran 3) Sparky with Tiffany MacDonald, Madeleine Barbanes and Ryan MacDonald 5 4) Honor Guard members: Rescue Lt. Beth Courtney & Driver Eng Dave Eickwort, Commissioner Roy Gold & Fire Chief Mark Curran 5) Taravella H.S. Culinary Club prepared a feast for the participants40 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
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  43. 43. How a Piece of Jewelry can Change Your “Life” Have you ever thought you could create an item that actually helps people and changes your own life in the process? Jackie Kaufman, Parkland resident, designer and jewelry caster from Rock My World, Inc. has. Two years ago, as a special request from a customer she created the Heart Fingerprint Necklace actually taking two fingerprints from a customer and creating a sterling silver heart necklace using a special jewelry casting process. It was such a great success, she decided to add it to her list of online items. What happened next was shocking. Requests started coming in from all over the world, but requests she was not expecting. And in the process, Jackie was overwhelmed by the stories she was hearing. One woman whose child passed away wanted her and her child’s prints together on one heart so they could be close forever. An elderly caretaker who had a dying patient that she loved, wanted both of their prints on a necklace. A child whose parents died within one week of each other wanted her parents prints together, to give to each child in the family. A woman who had a heart transplant, wanted one to give to her heart donor family. An army wife whose husband was going overseas, wanted one so he could hang it on his dog tag. The stories were endless. Of course the necklace is done for many happy occasions like Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Weddings and Baby Shower Gifts. What’s more sentimental than a mother wearing her children’s fingerprints around her neck, or a bride and groom having their prints made as a wedding gift, with the date engraved on the back? Jackie has done them all and has been touched by being able to help people through crisis with her little piece of inspired jewelry. When she makes each necklace, by hand, she runs her fingers over the prints to get a feel for the person and the life they’ve led. She usually knows the history behind each necklace and it can get quite emotional. Working in conjunction with hospice hospitals and funeral homes across the country, Jackie has been creating lasting memories for people . For more info on the 1 Sterling Silver Heart Fingerprint Necklace or other items call 954.575.1135 or check online at See her ad page 47. 1) Jackie Kaufman 2 2) Heart Fingerprint Necklace A Hopping Good Time! Local children had a blast celebrating Easter this year with THESE young ones participating in an Easter Egg Hunt held at Heron Bay’s Plaza del Lago April 2. 1 1) Coral Springs residents Madison, 4, & Ava, 3, Vignola 2) (Standing, L-R): Madison Vignola, Abigail Pottinger, Laura Gonzalez, Ava Vignola, Zach Tenn Yuk, Aaron Tenn Yuck; (sitting): Isa Cardozo, Molly Mullen, Tyler Pfahl, Jake Steil & Sabrina Gonzalez 242 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  44. 44. Afternoons in Style atSara MiqueSara Mique, the New York City fashion housewhich relocated to Coconut Creek, recentlylaunched a brand new monthly series entitled“Afternoons in Style.” The monthly series featurestrunk shows and different fashionable topicsof interest for South Florida’s fashion savvywomen. During the March 11 event, fashiondesigner Joan “Sara Mique” Lamonica teamedup with JoAnn Fass of Spa S’Criage and JacobD. Steiger, MD, of Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery.JoAnn revealed how to achieve the perfect eyethrough make-up and skincare while Dr. Steigerexplained the aging process and treatments tohelp look your best.Guests enjoyed an informal fashion show, styletips and delicious finger foods, coffee, tea anddessert. All attendees received complimentarygift bags and were eligible to win prizes.Sara Mique is located at 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd.(west of Lyons Rd. in the Westcreek Plaza),Coconut Creek. For info on additional eventsvisit or call 954.531.6800and please let themknow you heardabout them thru LIFEPublications. See herad page 37. Boca Raton Residents Joan Lamonica & Jacob D. Steiger, MDThe Kids at ICSBHave CharacterImagine Charter School at Broward PrincipalKevin Sawyer recently recognized students whoshowed exemplary citizenship, the charactertrait given a nod for January and February.Each month, students are nominated by theirteachers for demonstrating the character traitof the month, and those students receive aspecial Kids of Character certificate at a specialassembly and their names are posted outsidethe school media center.Imagine Charter School at Broward is a tuition-freecharter school. For more info, call 954.255.0020 orvisit January Kids of Character2) February Kids of Character 1 2PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 43
  45. 45. 10th Anniversary Celebration for Grooming Gallery of Coral Springs It’s a dog’s “Life”!! It’s no secret Coral Springs and Parkland residents are mad about their pets!!! Just ask Pamy Leto, who’s celebrating her 10th anniversary as the proud owner of Grooming Gallery in Coral Springs which she started in 2000 with the beloved Dr. Steven Paul. Loved by many locals, the Grooming Gallery is a member of The National Dog Groomers Association of America and specializes in both dogs and cats. And Pamy herself is a devout animal lover, rescuing all of her own pets: a Weimeraner “Patton,” a little Lab mix “Harley” which she literally found wandering around all by herself on Rock Island Road, a Mancoon mix cat “Zola” and a Siamese field mix “Hummer.” Pamy believes in giving her clients a special touch after they’ve been groomed: they all leave with a scarf or bow just like a present going back home to their mommy and daddy. To celebrate her 10th anniversary Grooming Gallery is offering $5 off Full Grooming for new customers and a Summer Special: FREE Teeth Brushing just by mentioning that Parkland/CS Life Magazine sent you. Pamy has sponsored the “pawcasso” booth for dogs and children for three years in a row at an event benefiting the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Grooming Gallery is located at 7454 Wiles Rd., Coral Springs. Call them at 954.752.6605. Local Girl Collects “Bear Hugs and Bandages” for Children in Haiti Amanda Straus is a remarkable 9-year-old from Coral Springs who knows that one person can make a difference! When she heard about the tragedy in Haiti she realized that children were alone, hurt, and very sad, so she decided to collect stuffed animals and bandages. Amanda reached out to Rabbi Jonathan Kaplan and Hebrew School Director, Phyllis Lasky, at Temple Beth Chai, where she and her family attend, and they were very supportive of this “mitzvah.” The Hebrew school dedicated an entire day to making cards for the families of Haiti and posters to help advertise the collection. Amanda also asked Mrs. Rashid, her school Principal at Eagle Ridge Elementary if she could put a collection box at the school as well. With the support of her family, temple, friends, and school, Amanda collected over 1,100 stuffed animals and over $500 worth of bandages and supplies! Thanks to the kindness and connections of Detective John Jensen of the Ft. Lauderdale Police Dept, these supplies will be delivered to local orphanages, surviving schools, and will also be handed out in the tent cities in Haiti. In Amanda’s words, “I know this will make the people of Haiti happy! It’s not about how many stuffed animals or bandages we’ve collected, it’s about how happy they’re gonna be when they get them!” Amanda Straus with the donations44 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  46. 46. Coral Springs MedicalCenter Marks its 100thProcedure Using theda Vinci ®Si™RoboticSurgical System by LocalObstetrician/GynecologistDr. Fern Taisenchoy-BentLast summer Coral Springs Medical Center(CSMC) became the first and only hospital inBroward County to acquire robotic surgerycapabilities for patients needing a prostatectomyor a hysterectomy. Since then, surgical specialistsat CSMC have performed its 100th procedureusing the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System.Previously, all surgeries were performed “open,”where an incision was made in the body largeenough for the surgeon to plainly see—andinsert his or her hands into the surgical field.The large incisions that open surgery requiredcaused pain, increased risk of infection, andextended recovery time.With the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System, the samecomplex surgeries are performed but throughtiny surgical openings with high-definition 3Dvision. This allows surgeons’ hand movementsto be scaled, filtered and translated into precisemovements within the operative site. The benefitsto the patients typically include less blood loss,less chance of infection, a shorter hospital stay,less pain, less scarring, and faster recovery.Less than a year ago, Dr. Boniface Ndubisi, CSMCgynecologic oncologist performed the firstsurgery—a laparoscopic hysterectomy—usingthe da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System. The 100thprocedure—a hysterectomy—was performedby local obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. FernTaisenchoy-Bent. Formore info visit to Rod Stewart– May 22Be forever young, come check out Parkland’sFREE family concert in the park May 22 featuringAmerica’s Rod - A Tribute to Rod Stewart. Join yourfriends and neighbors at 7pm at the Pine TrailsPark Amphitheater. Bringlawn chairs and blanketsfor your seating comfort;however, no tents, pets oralcoholic beverages areallowed within the park. Forinfo, call 954.757.4120.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 45