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  • 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
  • 6. Hertz JewlersPARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 5
  • 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. 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. “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. ’’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. ’’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. 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. 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. ’’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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
  • 47. Pounding the Pavement for Parkinson’s – May 22 Long-time local Fire Fighter/Paramedic Paul Kelly Jr. was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease (PD) in his late 40s. “It was always his dream to retire after 30 years of active service but he has recently had to go on light duty due to the effects of his PD,” said his wife, Annie. “It breaks my heart to see him struggle every day with this debilitating disease.” Annie and Paul created a web page to collect donations to support them in their participation in the Pounding the Pavement for Parkinson’s 2 mile fun walk, May 22 at South County Regional Park (Pond Apple Pavilion), 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton. They also encourage people to support the event by walking. Registration begins at 8:30am and the walk starts at 9:30am. There’s NO FEE required to participate in the walk, but walkers are encouraged to make a donation to the Michael J. Fox Foundation via the Kelly’s fundraising page: www.teamfox. org/2010/Kelly. Donations help to bring better treatments and ultimately a cure for Parkinson’s disease. An estimated 1 million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year in the U.S. It’s a chronic, degenerative, neurological disorder with symptoms ranging from tremors, rigidity, slowness of movement, fatigue, impaired balance, to total physical incapacitation. There is no known cure for Parkinson’s disease. Currently available treatments temporarily mask symptoms while the disease continues to progress. Help make a difference to those living with Parkinson’s by participating in the walk and/ or by making a donation to the website above. Paul, and others with Parkinson’s, greatly appreciate it! Home Grown Talent Receives National Student Playwriting Award Coral Springs native Jenny Weiner recently received the National Student Playwriting Award, at the Kennedy Center the same weekend that her play “Diventare” was showcased. A 2009 graduate of Boston University with a BFA in Theater Studies, Jenny wrote the play prior to graduation, and it was selected as Boston University’s official entry into the Kennedy Center’s American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). Last fall it was selected for the KCACTF regional competition held in New Hampshire in January. “Diventare” was then selected as one of three plays (out of over 700 plays entered into the festival nationally) to be showcased at The Kennedy Center April 17 during the National KCACTF Festival, where Jenny received her award. “We are overjoyed by Jenny’s amazing accomplishment!” said her proud mom, Lisa. Jenny Weiner46 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 48. Shop ‘Till you Drop at the Dramaworks Presents The Little Mermaid May 23-24Festival Flea Market MallNow Featuring an ANTIQUE Bring the family out for an exciting ArtReach musical production of The Little Mermaid May 23 and 24. The pro-MALL! duction is presented by Dramaworks, a children’s theatreThe fabulous Festival Flea Market Mall is a by children for children. The musical is suitable for kidsdestination for visitors from around the world, as young as 5. Tickets are $10 and performances startattracting over 4 million people a year! If you at 6pm at West Boca Performing Arts Center (campus ofhaven’t been lately, GO, you won’t believe the West Boca High School), 12811 Glades Rd., Boca Raton.innovations and the sheer variety of merchants! For tickets call Lisa at 561.271.4567 or email schmulia@The quarter-mile long mall is a shoppers’, featuring brand name products inan old-world market setting—and the bestpart is: all at bargain prices! It’s like a bona fidetreasure hunt with over 500 shops featuringhandbags, sunglasses, fragrances, cosmetics,shoes, clothing, jewelry, home furnishings, giftsand more! Unique vendors include fresh picklesfrom NY and one of the largest Judaica shopsin Florida. And NOW: the Hillsboro Antique Mallhas relocated to the Festival, providing antiquelovers and collectors with 250 quality antiquedealers. Behold the vintage mother-lode!Fiesta Pet Deli recently moved to a largerspace just inside the east entrance, offeringfresh meats for your pet from their “deli”counter. Veterinarian owned and operated, thisincredible 1-stop pet place now offers limitedanimal health services. This store has it all atgreat prices!Then re-energize at the International FoodCourt which offers a HUGE variety of cuisines.Exclusive Festi-Value® Dollars offer $1 off every$5 you spend, up to a maximum of $50 per sale.Use them anywhere in the mall except the FoodCourt and Antique Mall. Bring your voucher(see ad page 6) to a Festival Information Boothto convert it to Festi-Value Dollars.Visit for a directory that canbe searched by vendor name or type of product.The Festival is located at 2900 W. Sample Roadin Pompano Beach,east of the Turnpikeon Sample Road.Hours are Mon.-Fri.from 9:30am-5pm and 1Sat.-Sun. from 9:30am-6pm. The Mall is open364 days a year, closingonly on Thanksgiving!For more info call954.979.4555 or 1.800.FLEAMARKET.1)Festival Flea Market2) The HillsboroAntique Mall comes 2to the FestivalPARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 47
  • 49. Pinkies Up! CommuniTEAMay 29 Remembering Gail Michaels Parkland resident and local realtor Gail Michaels was diagnosed with cancer just at the end of thisJoin the Coral Springs Multi-Cultural past December, and fought not just a very courageous battle with this disease but one of the mostCommittee for a unique tea party May 29 optimistic until she passed away in March. She was a self-less hard worker and one of the mostat 2pm at the Coral Springs Marriott, 11775 beloved realtors in our area.Heron Bay Blvd. You don’t even have to bea MAD hatter to attend this 4th annual tea Five years ago Gail Michaels and Stephanie Savransky, both parents of children with Juvenilethat features entertainment, an array of Rheumatoid Arthritis, started the first Arthritis Walk in Broward County. The Walk is a nationwide event to support public awareness and raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation’s most commoninternational teas and tea trivia fun with a cause of disability. Funds received support the Arthritis Foundation’s research and discoveries,multi-cultural flair. Come dressed in your public health initiatives and public policy efforts to improve the lives of people with arthritis.favorite ethnic attire, and bring your ownspecial teacup. Groups are encouraged For four years Gail was the driving force behind the Walk, increasing the profile of arthritis and raisingto decorate their tables with a theme of more than $150,000 and in Gail-like style, romancing and mobilizing dozens and dozens of peopletheir choice for the chance to win prizes. for the cause. This year, in spite of her ordeal, Gail graciously became Corporate Chair for the Walk.Admission is $20 a person and tickets will A tireless advocate for her son Steven, Gail was constantly looking for new opportunities for thenot be sold Arthritis Foundation—a media opportunity, an in-kind donation, sponsorships or new teams forat the door. the Walk. Because of Steven, however, Gail was always willing to take time out to make phoneTickets must calls to newly diagnosed families to lend support or a sympathetic ear. Her passion and dedicationbe purchased to her son and to the Arthritis Foundation knew no bounds. For Gail, her cancer was merely anby May 25 at inconvenience and up to the last moment, she insisted on making phone calls, raising money andCity Hall or generating great ideas to make 2010 a banner year for the City Hall in A proud mom to her beautiful, accomplished daughter Chrissiethe Mall. For who now lives in NY, those who knew her, were touched bymore info call her and will miss her, and knew that Gail had the biggest heartLydia Cutz at and sincerest can-do outlook. Her devotion, commitment and954.344.1063. enthusiasm for helping other families with children with JRA had no limits. To make a donation in Gail’s memory, go to www. and click on “The Walk” and then scroll down until you reach Broward County and then the team of “Honoring Gail Michaels.” And for those of us who still cannot believe you are gone, we know you are smiling down on us. In loving memory of Gail Michaels The Promenade at Coconut Creek – a Leed® Silver Certified Lifestyle Center The U.S. Green Building Council has granted the Promenade at Coconut Creek LEED Silver Certification. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is the green building rating system used by USGBC. The Promenade was designed with sustainability in mind from high-energy efficiency to water conservation and recycling. It has achieved an energy cost savings of 21.8%. The shopping center implemented a storm water management plan and installed irrigation systems to reduce potable water consumption. Features such as public transportation access and parking for low-emitting and fuel-efficient vehicles also contributed to the Promenade achieving a silver rating. The Promenade is located at 4451 Lyons Rd. at the intersection of Lyons and Wiles Roads. Stanbery Development opened the “Live-Work- Play” shopping center in November 2008 as the first mixed-used project to be located within Coconut Creek’s downtown district. Visit www. for more information.48 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 50. It’s Party Time! Parkland’sOoza Palooza Opens 2ndLocation and Now OffersDAY and Weekly CampParkland’s beloved Ooza Palooza, “the partyplace for kids,” is opening a 2nd location in theShoppes of Sherbrooke in Lake Worth, offeringa more convenient location for residents ofnorth Boca Raton and Delray Beach to throw anincredible party for their kids too.With their first location in Parkland’s WaterwayShoppes opened in 2006, this place quicklybecame a local favorite offering a one-stopparty venue with imaginative and creativeevents for boys and girls aged 3-10. Dads andmoms love it too because Ooza Palooza doesit all offering three uniquely designed privatestudios where fairy tales come true via morethan 25 party themes! The two-hour partiesare all-inclusive from invitations to the birthdaycake, and the studio coordinators deliverinteractive, age appropriate games, dances andcrafts complementing each theme so everychild thoroughly enjoys the party and the b-dayboy or girl feels incredibly special.Ooza Palooza now also offers a fun SummerCamp where boys and girls ages 5-10 canexercise their creative minds and active bodieswhile making friends and having fun. Plannedactivities are offered from 9am–2pm and areorganized around weekly themes. Parents canchoose single days at $35/day or single weeksat $139/week between June 14 and Aug. 6Mention that Life Publications sent you toreceive $25 off a 3-week summer camp sessionor $50 off a 6-week session. Also receive $25 offwhen you book a party! For more info visit, call the Parkland location at954.755.1671 or the new Lake Worth location at561.727.9027. See their ad and check out theiroffers page 70. 11) Paloozaparlor studio2) ImaginationFascination 2studio3) Island ofOoza studio 3PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 49
  • 51. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MARCH 3 & 17 cityscope Parkland Commission Meetings by christine hunschofskyMarch 3 Commission Meeting was available at press time. Public safety impact fees would be charged to Funding Appropriated for New Doors at YMCA Granted Permission for a Second Sign any new development in the city and would notWestglades - Previously the Parkland Education - The commission unanimously approved a sign have any cost to the residents of the city. TheAdvisory Board (EAB) brought to the commission’s code variance allowing the YMCA at the Parkland public safety impact fees would go toward theattention the need for new doors at Westglades. Community Center to put up a large “Y” sign on building of any new public safety facilities the cityThe current doors to the classrooms have no the southwest side of the building. The sign will would need as additional development which are a security concern. The EAB be approx. 32 sq. ft. and the lettering will be 68 Commissioner Weissman noted that with therequested that the commission contact the inches tall. As part of the variance agreement, the annexation of the “wedge” property, this wouldBroward County School Board about replacing the YMCA will be responsible for all costs associated be an opportune time to make sure the city hascurrent doors with those that have windows and with sign removal including any needed repairs to public safety impact fees in place for any newmeet current code. During his comments, Mayor the building wall. development that should occur in the city. The restMichael Udine explained that the city took action City to Study Public Safety Impact Fees of the commission concurred. The approximateon this matter. He stated, “I spoke to the acting for NEW Development - Commissioner Mark cost of the study is estimated to be $25,000 and isfacilities director and they have appropriated Weissman suggested that the commission necessary to determine the appropriate amountfunds in the budget, so they’re going to fix the look into public safety fees and hiring a firm to the city is allowed to charge.doors at Westglades.” No time frame for the retrofit determine the proper amount of those fees. continued on page 9450 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 52. aviewfromthetop Coral Springs Mayor Parkland Mayor Scott Brook Michael UdineCity Events Top Five Reasons to Fill Out Your Census FormT N his month we have a few great and important events ow that most people in Parkland have received their 2010 Census form in the mail, for our community. Thursday, May 6, we celebrate it’s time to fill it out and send it back. As of April 1, 2010, (Census Day), the City of Annual National Day of Prayer in front of City Hall. We Parkland had one of the highest participation rates in Broward County.gather with various people of numerous religious affiliations However, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center, 10 percent of U.S. residentsto celebrate our faith and pray for our community, our state said they weren’t sure if they’d fill out their Census form.and our country. It is always special with great entertainment According to the poll, the main reason respondents gave for not returning the form wasand words that will inspire you and your families. that they saw little personal gain from answering the questionnaire. They also expressed Please also join me and the Commission as the city once uncertainty as to whether the government was asking for more information than it reallyagain hosts its annual Memorial Day ceremony at 9am on needed, and many said they weren’t confident that Census information would be keptMonday, May 31 at Veterans Park, 8601 Royal Palm Blvd. confidential.During this ceremony, the city honors area veterans for their Others simply said they did not have the time to fill it out.commitment and service to our country. Also visit the city’s There are some myths floating around that the Census is inconvenient or unsafe, but theonline community calendar at for opposite is true. The census is completely confidential and takes just 10 minutes to fill outinfo on the Flag Day celebration June 14 as the date nears. 10 basic questions. The information obtained from the Census forms is vital because governments use theFor more info call 954.345.2200. data to determine where to allocate hundreds of billions of dollars in funding. As part of the city’s initiative to target and deter illicit According to a recent Brookings Institution study, an accurate Census count can increaseprescription drug use within our city, the CS Police the flow of federal money to states and localities from more than 200 government programs,Department is hosting a prescription drug collection including healthcare for the poor, highways, public safety, transportation and schools.Saturday, May 22 from 9am-noon. Residents are asked to It is especially significant this year because the various economic stimulus programs willdrop off any unused, unwanted or expired prescription pump even more money into states and communities based on Census results, boosting themedication at City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Rd. Participants will total to be distributed from $400 billion to more than $500 billion. It will be important thatreceive a $5 Wal-Mart gift card. Parkland gets its share. It’s that time again to prepare for hurricane season. Our The loss in funding for government services for just one uncounted person in BrowardCoral Springs magazine is a great source of information and County was estimated at $1,300 by the 2000 Census Monitoring Board! Nearly 20,000it includes a summary of all the city can do for you before, Broward County residents were uncounted in 2000, resulting in an estimated loss in fundingduring and after a hurricane. In the event of a hurricane, of $26 million.residents can reach the city’s call center at 954.344.1001. You To help dispel some myths surrounding the Census, here are five reasons why everyonecan also log onto or watch CityTV, available should participate:on Channel 25 on Advanced Cable Communications and It’s Safe – By law, the Census Bureau cannot share respondents’ answers with anyone,Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse, for updates. Residents will soon including the IRS, FBI, CIA, INS or any other government agency. All Census Bureau employeesbe able to tune their radio dials to AM 1670 as the city prepares are sworn for life to protect the confidentiality of the data. The penalty for unlawful disclosureto launch its own emergency radio station. CityRadio will is a fine of up to $250,000 and/or five years in prison.deliver information about city services, upcoming events, It’s Easy – The mail-in form has only 10 questions and should take about 10 minutes toweather updates, and emergency bulletins when necessary. answer. Those who don’t return the form will be visited by a Census taker this month. AvoidStay tuned for the official announcement. the hassle and fill out the form. Please also stay tuned for scheduled meetings where we’ll It Helps You & Your Community – The information collected helps determine how morediscuss next year’s budget and likely application of the roll- than $500 billion dollars of annual federal funding will be spent on services that benefit theback rate to maintain services at current levels based on our public including hospitals, job training centers, schools, bridges and roads.preliminary proposals. It Saves Tax Money – For every 1% increase in mail response, the government, and As always, visit for city news and ultimately taxpayers, save $80 to $90 million. Ultimately, that could amount to $1.5 billion.visit our Event Calendar to view the Commission’s scheduled It Helps YOUR Voice Be Heard – Census data are also used to determine representation inoffice hours. Feel free to E-mail me at sbrook@coralsprings. the federal and state legislatures. Under-counting leads to if you are interested in joining our Teen Task Force to As always, I value your questions or comments. Reach out and “friend me” on Facebook orencourage healthy choices or if there is anything I can help look me up on Twitter ( if you want to follow my with. And if you have any questions or concerns, E-mail me at SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 51
  • 53. messagefrom Safe Student Drivers; thechief What to do if Your Purse/Wallet is Stolen; & Employee of the Month by bso chief paul o’connellC ongratulations to our Stoneman Douglas Seniors. On May 4th the Parkland Educational Advisory Board and the Broward Sheriff ’sOffice awarded over 50 SDHS Seniors with S.S.T.O.P.Certificates. The Safe Student Traffic Operation is of the essence in minimizing the damage that can be done. Remember, protect the crime scene in an effort to preserve evidence that could be used to prosecute the perpetrators. Next, alert your bank and credit issuers asking that your accounts be those discards. Remember, bring a friend to avoid becoming a victim again. Employee of the Month: Congratulations to Deputy George Wentland on his selection as Parkland’s Employee of the Month for March 2010.Program is designed to reward those high school closed. While patrolling the area of the Loxahatchee Boatseniors who complete their senior year with no Notify credit reporting agencies asking that a Ramp, Deputy Wentland observed an unoccupiedtraffic citations or at-fault accidents. The program fraud alert be placed on your credit reports. vehicle with an empty boat trailer parked in theis positive reinforcement for safe driving habits. In Put your home on immediate lockdown because Federal Preserve Area. Knowing that this areaaddition to certificates, each student received gift now the thieves know where you live and may try was closed to the public at night, he conductedcoupons to local vendors as a reward for safety a follow-up crime. If necessary, take the time to a registration check of the vehicle and learneddriving. Our sincere thanks go out to the program’s change the locks and the security codes to your the registered owner was a 78-year-old man. Thiscorporate sponsors: The Whale, Giovanni’s Pizza and alarm system in an effort to thwart this follow-up knowledge, coupled with the observation of aDuncan Donuts! crime. handicap insignia on the vehicle’s rear view mirror, Your purse (wallet) has been stolen—what should Return to the scene—sometimes thieves simply raised a red flag of concern for the safety of thoseyou do? Here are some important steps to take once want cash and discard everything else. After you who may have been in the area because this areayou have discovered your purse (or wallet) has been have addressed the issues above, take a walk or has natural environmental hazards that becomestolen: drive through the surrounding area in which the amplified at nighttime. Immediately call the police and file a report. Time crime occurred. You might get lucky and find continued on page 9452 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 54. lifetimes/ mothersdayS o if you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate motherhood this month, there are plenty of fun things to do in our area, and many of them are gearing towards moms this month with special deals, offers and events. Here’s a few, but be sure to check out our website at for up-to-the-minute restaurant offers, events, and other happenings sure to keep a smile on her face.Connoisseur Garden Tour - Palm Beach has to offer! For additional details callA Mother’s Day Weekend 561.233.1757.Tradition!Celebrate Mother’s Day by spending the weekend Mom’s Nite Out at thewith mom visiting eight extraordinary gardens in Coral Square Mall - May 6the western communities of Palm Beach. Mounts Coral Square Mall hosts their 2nd annual NationalBotanical Garden presents a Connoisseur Garden Mom’s Nite Out event May 6, a nationallyTour Sat., May 8 from 10am-5pm and Sun., May organized celebration for Motherhood that plans9 from 11am-5pm. Take one day or two and to unite Moms across the country. Moms willtravel at your own pace. Brochures containing enjoy social networking, fun interactive activities,complete garden descriptions are available at live demonstrations, food and wine tastings, and tickets can be purchased at chance to receive special discounts, prize giveawaysMounts Botanical Garden, 531 North Military Trail, and more! The event is FREE and will be held fromWest Palm Beach or at numerous ticket outlets 6-8pm at Coral Square Mall, 9469 West Atlanticthroughout the county. The cost is only $20 Blvd., Coral Springs. For info or to become involvedmembers; $25 non-members. Celebrate mom, as a sponsor or exhibitor, call 954.755.5550.get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful gardens that continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 53
  • 55. lifetimes/mothersday continued from previous page An Asian Twist on Family Fun for Mother’s Day The Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens offers a year round opportunity to discover South Florida’s heritage and its connection with Japan, and explore a series of six diverse gardens inspired by a different historical period and style of Japanese gardening. The Morikami is home to world-class exhibits, varied educational programs and seasonal events, an amazing bonsai display, pan-Asian cuisine and a distinctive museum store. You can spend all or part of a day and it is fantastic. On May 9, join them to celebrate Mother’s Day! Their Family Fun Program is open to all ages and will allow participants to make a Mother’s Day Origami Card. The cost is $2 with paid museum admission and the program takes place from 11am–3pm in the Morikami’s Classroom A at 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach. Reservations are not required. Call 561.495.0233 ext. 237 for more details. National Mom’s Nite Out in Ft. Lauderdale Simply Something Special “Favors & Event Planning” and the MOMS Club of Coral Springs & Margate are hosting an event just for you, moms! “National Mom’s Nite Out” will be held May 6 from 6-10pm at America’s Backyard, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. There’ll be a FREE light snack buffet and regular menu items available for purchase. Moms will receive a Goodie Bag, plus you’ll have a chance to win awesome raffle prizes. Raffle ticket proceeds will go to benefit the MOMS 2 MOMS Fund of the International MOMS Club, helping mothers and their families in times of disaster or crisis. “Mom-friendly” vendors will also be on site with goodies and giveaways and relaxing, pampering services! RSVP to Debbie at dpalmer489@yahoo. com or Michelle at to receive no cover charge, two FREE drinks, 2-4-1-U Call Its until 9pm when it becomes LADIES DRINK FREE! Free Admission for Moms at Butterfly World! Celebrate Mother’s Day this year with thousands of live butterflies! Butterfly World in Tradewinds Park is offering FREE admission for Moms the weekend of Mother’s Day, May 8 and May 9. This is truly a beautiful place to stroll through amazing botanical gardens, check out butterflies and free-flying birds and much more. Regular adult admission is $24.95 and children (3-11) are $19.95 (under 2 are free). Tradewinds Park Weekend/ Holiday Gate fee will be in effect. $1.50 per person (5 and under are free). Hours are Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday, 11am-5pm. Admission closes at 4pm daily. Butterfly World is located inside Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek. Visit Salon Miko Honors Moms Take a break from the “joys” of Motherhood and spend some time getting pampered! Salon Miko Day Spa in Coral Springs will be giving out flowers to all moms on Saturday, May 8, as well as a FREE $10 Gift Certificate for Mom to try any new service! Take some time for yourself, Moms … you deserve it! Salon Miko offers services for hair, nails, body, skin and make- up, so you’re sure to find something to make Mother’s Day extra special this year. Salon Miko is located at 10625 W. Atlantic Blvd. in Coral Springs. Call 954.753.4404. continued on page 11754 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 56. photoops/mothersdayMom and Me! As we pay homage to allMOMS this month, we thought we’d share afew cute shots of some of our community’sown “for the Love of Mom” photos1. Out of Da Kloset! Isiwe Cook from 1the fun & fabulous Da Kloset Boutiqueat the WALK in Coral Springs with herdaughter Grace. The two love spendingtime together.2. What a Grand-Mother’s Day!Thomas & Evelyne Checca from Parklandare very proud to announce the birth 2of their second grandchild, Julia GraceLees. She was born March 16 weighing6 lbs. 13 oz to Erica & Rob Lees & joinsBIG brother, Dylan.3-4. Mother-Load! The Coral SpringsMothers of Multiples enjoyed a daywith their little ones at the recent Health 3& Safety Fair hosted by Coral SpringsMedical Center.3. Mother’s Day is always twice as fun forMoms of Multiples Tara Bartos, CourtneyCassells & Michele Dunne.4. The gang’s all here: Tara & CharlieBartos holding twins, Logan & Landon; 4Michele Dunne; Joyce Moberg withtwins, Faith & Hope (in stroller); CourtneyCassells with twins, Caitlin & Mackenzie;& Erin & Kelsey Dunne.5. Cruisin’. During the first cruise theytook together, FOUR generations ofwomen enjoyed some family time. 5(L-R): Miriam Fennik (AKA GG), greatgrandmother; Life Pubs AccountManager Gail Weinstein, grandmother;Julia Brilliant, great granddaughter; &Lori Brilliant, granddaughter.6. Is There a Doctor in the House?Long time CS residents Dr. Steven 6Bromberg (far right), of Sample RoadAnimal Hospital is pictured with (L-R)daughter Lisa, son David, mother-in-lawTrude, and beautiful wife Judy this pastfall at the “white coat” ceremony at NewYork Medical College. 77. Generations. Fran Levy, Coral Springsresident & owner of Windows to Wallson Wiles Rd. in Coral Springs holding oneof her two grandchildren, Aiden Levy,with Fran’s mom (great-grandmother toAiden), Lillian Mordkoff. continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 55
  • 57. photoops/mothersdaycontinued from previous page8. Mother & Son. Mark Papaleo, a Coral Springs resident and owner of 15. Mom Time! (L-R): Gisele Rahael and her lovely mom, Pauline, ownersPizza Time Caffe Parkland, with his beautiful mom, Mary Ann Papaleo. of the fabulous WALK in Coral Springs, when the duo was away from work for a change!9. Double Word SCORE! Mother/daughter duo, Sondra Laufer &her mom, Renee Silverman of Coconut Creek, were caught playing 16. Girl Power! Mom Rachel with daughters Lauren (L) & Natalie are thea friendly game of Scrabble as they enjoyed the beautiful Florida lovely ladies in the “LIFE” of Ofer Sadik, owner of Art Connection in Pompanosunshine & the great food at Bagels With in Parkland. Beach.10. The Last Dance. Robin Moss-Cook of LeBoe 8 9 10Day Spa and her mom Sylvia Moss the last timethey enjoyed a dance together. Mom passed awayfive days later.11. Dynamic Duo. Parkland resident Mary Blasi,with one of her three children, Brian, at this year’sPro Bowl. Mary is the Deputy City Manager of the 11 12 13City of Coconut Creek and Brian is a sophomore atStoneman Douglas.12. Good as Gold. Marla Richter (center), HourCollection V.P. (Jewelry Consultant/Gold BuyingParties/Wholesale Watches) with her Mom LorraineSchaffel & daughter Nicole Richter, who’s a SpeechPathology Major at UCF. 14 15 1613. Peas in a Pod. The Beautiful Toby Udine, andher son, Parkland’s Mayor Michael Udine.14. Nana & Her Girls. Mary “Nana” (as she’s know tohalf the world) Booker with her daughter, CS RealtorJoy Carter & Joy’s daughters Mallory and Tara.56 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 58. coverstory by mindi rudanW ith his boyish good looks he could have strut runways. With his glib, quick silver wit he might have chosen law, but growingup in a happy Italian house in Jamaica, Queens, hedeveloped an appreciation for food and its power, andtraveled a very different path. Rocco DiSpirito literallyrocketed up the culinary ladder on a trajectory that stillseems heaven-bound. And through amazing accolades to the angst andagitation of celeb/chef status, he credits his normal-guygrounding and ability to process it all to the woman hehas been lucky enough to call Mama. Nicoletta DiSpirito at 84, is still as feisty, fabulousand fun as the son who pole-vaulted into America’skitchens in the late 90s, and “Mama” (as everyone fromclose family and friends, to a nation that watched theirbond unfold during the tenure of Rocco’s primetimeshow The Restaurant on NBC), has left her own indeliblemark on three children still blessed by her presence, butmostly on a son who clearly adores, deeply respectsand cherishes the lessons he’s learned from her andcontinues to appreciate. Make no mistake, this Mama’s boy is not tied to anyapron strings. Feisty and firey from the womb, this man’sman is fiercely independent. “When my mother told meI’d have to earn my own money to buy the KISS albumI wanted at 11, I did.” Unbeknownst to him, Roccodidn’t just get himself a job at a local pizzeria to buy arecord, he set the course for a rewarding life that is stillunfolding. What he learned from the work ethic Mama continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 57
  • 59. coverstorycontinued from previous page was trying to instill, was more than either of them expected. While it gave him the foundation Mama’s Original Meaball Recipe to appreciate, rather than expect the riches in his life; the passion he developed from seeing the Serves 4 as antipasto or over spaghetti effect food had on people, focused him squarely on a career path he’s never deviated from. “Watching, hearing and SEEING the intimacy between people enjoying, really enjoying their1/3 cup chicken stock food made me understand the power of food, the power of the shared meal,” offered the 441/4 yellow onion year-old surprisingly introspective Rocco.1 clove garlic “But I think we all got caught up in the Martha Stewart/Food TV-itis for a time. Don’t¼ cup fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped fine misunderstand,” he quickly clarified, “Bringing cooking into America’s kitchens so intimately has1/2 lb ground beef been wonderful. But for awhile I think it got out of hand. It wasn’t just about the food or the meal,1/2 lb ground pork or sharing the meal. It became about the show. I think people began to think they couldn’t have a1/2 lb ground veal few friends over for dinner if they didn’t have the right wine glasses, if the plates didn’t all match,1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs or if they didn’t serve with the perfect forks. It’s not about that. Some of the best memories I have2 eggs is around my parent’s1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, grated table, everyone1 tsp red pepper flakes clinking mismatched1 tsp salt glasses, devouring3-6 cups of Mama’s Marinara (www.roccodispirito. fantastic food fromcom/recipes/mamasmarinara) or your favorite plates that weren’tmarinara sauce always perfect. Those¼ cup extra virgin olive oil were spectacular Place the chicken stock, onion, garlic and times. You can enjoyparsley in a blender of food processor and puree. a fabulous timeIn a large bowl, combine the pureed stock mix, drinking wine from ameat, bread crumbs, eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, Flintstones’ glass.”red pepper flakes, parsley and salt. Combine with “And even today,”both hands until mixture is uniform. Do not over he continued, “mymix. Put a little olive oil on your hands and form message to peoplemixture into balls a little larger than golf balls. They is just to do it. Enjoyshould be about ¼ cup each, though if you prefer the cooking, thebigger or smaller, it will only affect the browning meal, the experiencetime. Pour about 1/2-inch of extra virgin olive oil and worry less aboutinto a straight-sided, 10-inch-wide sauté pan and everything being soheat over medium-high flame. Add the meatballs perfect. The food willto the pan (working in batches if necessary) and taste just as amazingbrown meatballs, turning once. This takes about shared by people you10-15 minutes. care about even if it While the meatballs are browning, heat the isn’t cooked in an All-marinara sauce in a stockpot over medium heat. Clad pan.”Lift the meatballs out of the sauté pan with a Where did heslotted spoon and put them in the marinara get such wisdom, such grounding? “I was blessed to grow up in a happy, noisy, close Italiansauce. Stir gently. Simmer for one hour. Serve with family. Our house was filled with aunts, uncles and friends. My earliest memory is seeing mya little extra Parmigiano-Reggiano sprinkled on grandmother cook with my mom. I saw their bond, the wisdom and family traditions they weretop. Serve alone or over spaghetti (in which case, passing to each other. Simple stuff but powerful.”you will need 6 cups of marinara). The youngest of three, Rocco has always been close to his mother and he credits her with © Spirit Media 2004-2010 All Rights Reserved giving all her children unconditional encouragement. “Find your own way,’ she’d say, ‘just be the best you can be at it.”’ At 11 it might have been just a job to earn that album, but he continued working and learning Mama-Approved in pizzerias, he even had a job at a Bagel Nosh, and by age 15 the independent Rocco knew “this is really what I want to do,” and declared the same to Nicoletta. Spaghetti and Meatballs He did not pass GO, but headed straight for the Culinary Institute of America at 16 and it (From page 178 of Now Eat This) was there, knack met know-how. He blossomed as his skill set expanded and graduating with honors took off for Paris. At 18 he began working for legendary chefs, processing theirRocco note: “Considering that this dish is the Holy information and fusing it with his own ideas. He studied French regional food and wine for twoGrail of Mama’s cooking, I truly debated whether or years at the prestigious Jardin de Cygne restaurant in Paris with Dominique Cecillon and Garynot to mess with it, It took six attempts to make over Kunz. “It was there I really discovered ingredients and their relationship to the quality of thethis dish, but I finally figured the low-cal version out, finished dish. I also experienced what its like to be on the line and be creative.” After earning aand Mama loved it.” business degree from Boston University, Rocco headed back to New York. continued on next pages sidebar A stint at what was then the Adrienne in Hotel Maxim’s de Paris (now the Peninsula58 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 60. coverstoryHotel) under Jean-Michel Diot and Jacques Chibois, led to becoming Chef de Partie at continued from previous page sidebarAujourd’hui in Boston under Chef Mark Baker. There Rocco learned to combine Frenchtechniques with Asian ingredients. That fusion becoming part of his own signature style. 1 small eggplantReturning once again to New York, he honed his skills under legendary chefs Charlie 2 cups Rocco’s How Low Can You Go Low-FatPalmer, David Bouley, Gilbert Le Coze, and Gary Kunz and soon became embraced by Marinara Sauce (pg 206) or store-bought low fatthe coveted New York restaurant scene. Included in the opening team of Kunz’s famed marinara sauceLespinasse restaurant, Rocco began to come into his own as chef and it did not go unnoticed. 2 Tablespoons low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth All the while his mother becoming his greatest cheerleader, his staunchest fan and his ¼ small oniontrusted confidante. “She made sure I balanced the pressures with the original passion. That I 1 garlic clovenever lost sight of the fact that I was in love with the craft of cooking.” In 1995 Rocco opened 1 large egg whiteDava and quickly earned 2 stars from Ruth Reichl at the New York Times. At 31, he birthed 12 oz lean ground turkeyanother restaurant, Union Pacific which opened to rave reviews and this time received 3 stars 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley from the New York Times. By 1999, Rocco was 6 tablespoons Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese named one of Food and Wine Magazine’s “Best Salt and freshly ground pepper New Chefs” and in October 2000 his boyish 6 oz whole-wheat spaghetti face graced the cover of Gourmet Magazine as “America’s Most Exciting Young Chef.” And Place the eggplant on the grate of a gas burner in the summer of 2003, Rocco crossed a over a high flame. Char the eggplant, turning giant threshold from talented chef, to near it every few minutes, until the skin is blackened household name with Nicoletta in tow, when and the flesh is cooked through; this should take he opened Rocco’s 22nd Street, as cameras for about 12 minutes. (Alternatively you can char NBC’s The Restaurant watched. the eggplant on a barbecue grill, on a grill pan While his trajectory in his chosen field or baking sheet under the broiler in an oven). seemed heaven-bound, he had the usual go- Allow the eggplant to cool slightly, and then cut around with naysayers, partner he said/he said in half. Scrape out the flesh, being careful not to suits and the downside of fame. But through it incorporate the blackened skin. Measure out ¼ all, his mom gave him her quiet strength and cup of the flesh; reserve remaining eggplant for simple wisdom to understand “this too shall another use. pass,” and just to persevere. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Rocco authored six cookbooks, his first, Meanwhile, in a small sauce pot, heat the marinara Flavor won him a James Beard Award and sauce over medium heat. In a blender, combine his newest, Now Eat This is winning him a the chicken broth, onions, garlic, cooked eggplant, new legion of fans as he takes the top 150 of and egg white. Puree until the mixture is smooth. America’s favorite comfort foods of our youth In a large bowl combine the pureed mixture with and turns them into the healthy eats of our the ground turkey, parsley, and 2 tablespoons of new reality; all under 350 calories! He even the cheese. Season lightly with salt and pepper. (with Mama’s approval of course) turned her Divide the meat mixture into 8 equal portions, a famed meatball recipe into low-cal fare. little over 2 ounces each. Asked what’s been one of the most When the marinara sauce comes to a simmer,rewarding parts of this whole ride? What he said surprised me at first, and then didn’t, at all. It roll each portion of the meatball mixture with thewasn’t the fame, or the money. It’s not the privilege, or the notoriety, although he absolutely palms of your hands to form a ball, and gently dropenjoys and basks in much of it. “It’s been watching my mother come into HER own,” he said the meatballs, one by one, into the sauce. Coversoulfully. “In her 70’s, we got to chef together at Roccos. I got to see and be part of HER coming the pan, and when the sauce begins to simmer,into her own as a fully developed individual. Not just as someone’s wife, someone’s mother but reduce the heat to low. Simmer the meatballs foron her own. She interacted with people, contributed in a significant way to the whole business, 12 minutes. Gently turn each meatball over inshe loved and was loved just for being her. People often dismiss s the marinara sauce for another 5 minutes. Whileimmigrants and it wasn’t always easy for her. She lived in the e the meatballs are cooking, cook the pasta in theshadows for 50 odd years, and seeing her blossom and knowing g boiling water according to package directions.I could give her something back has been magical for me. She’s s Divide the spaghetti among 4 plates, and topgiven so much, contributed so much to who and what I am, it each plate of pasta with 2 meatballs and somehas brought us closer if that’s even possible. My mother is my sauce. Sprinkle the remaining 4 tablespoons ofrock, she’s my hero. ” cheese on top, and serve. There are many things that make this sometimesintrospective, sometimes very spirited New Yorker captivating: Old Recipe NOW EAT THIS versionRaw talent, exceptional entrepreneurial savvy, ability, charm Fat 91g 4.4gand certainly those boyish good looks, but the one thing that Calories 1,500 337makes him most endearing, is the friendship, kinship andlove he has for his "mama". www.roccodispirito.comPARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 59
  • 61. May Bringswhat’scookin’ by myrle horn N othing made my Mom happier than a family dinner and every Mother’s Day I tried to prepare foods that she liked best, and her favorite was chicken. She always said that chicken was “safe,” and no matter where we traveled, she ordered it. So our main course for this Mother’s Day will be Grilled Chicken Breasts with Rosemary. Her favorite vegetables were potatoes, so we’ll add that, mashed and creamy. Our green salad with sweet pears will round out our repast. In addition to Mother’s Day, the month of May also celebrates one of nature’s healthiest vegetables: asparagus. It has been used from early times as a vegetable and medicine, owing to its delicate flavor and diuretic properties. There is a recipe for cooking asparagus in the oldest surviving book of recipes, Apicius’s third century AD, DE RE COQUINARIA, Book 111. It was cultivated by the ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Romans, who ate it fresh when in season and dried them for use in winter. It lost popularity in the Middle Ages, but returned to favor in the seventeenth century. Only the young shoots are eaten. The bottoms usually contain fibrous material and dirt, so it is best to simply break them off, then with a peeler, shave down the ends. Opt for the larger asparagus as it has a richer, more satisfying flavor. Asparagus also comes white and rather thick, as well as green, very thin or thick. All are prepared in many variations and all are delicious and nutritious. So are we ready to cook? Let’s go! Strawberry Sangria – Serves 12 8 cups water steep 10 minutes. Remove the tea bags, add sugar 8 wild berry tea bags and stir until dissolved. Add the remaining 4 cups 2 cups sugar water. Chill until cold. 4 – 1 pt. baskets hulled strawberries Puree half the strawberries in a processor. Slice 2 – 25.4 ounce bottles chilled sparkling remaining berries. Place the puree and sliced apple cider berries in a large pitcher (or divide between two 4 cups ice cubes pitchers). Add the tea and ice cubes, stir to blend then add the sparkling cider, stir again and serve. Place 4 cups of the water and tea bags Sliced kiwi, melon cubes or other berries may be in a large pot, bring to a boil, cover and let added if desired. Creamy Mashed Potatoes – Serves 12 6 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cut very tender, about 20-25 minutes. Drain and return into 2 inch pieces. to the pot. Stir over medium heat until all liquid 1 ½ half cups whole milk evaporates, about 2-3 minutes. Bring the milk to 1 1/2 sticks sweet butter a simmer in a small saucepan. Add the milk and 2 bunches green onions, finely chopped butter to the potatoes and mash until very smooth. Add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, blend Cook potatoes in a large pot of water until in the green onions and serve.60 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 62. what’scookin’Grilled Chicken Breasts with Rosemary – Serves 88 large skinless, boneless chicken breast breasts, turn to coat, cover and chill 2-4 hours.halves Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat—½ cup fresh lemon juice do not burn. Add rosemary, garlic, remaining lemon6 Tablespoons Dijon mustard juice and 2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard. Simmer1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper until blended. Keep until ready to baste. Prepare1 stick unsalted butter barbecue to medium heat. Keep the basting sauce1 ½ Tablespoons finely chopped fresh warm. Place breasts on rack, brush with bastingrosemary sauce, close cover on barbecue and grill 2 minutes.2 large minced garlic cloves Uncover and grill until cooked through, basting occasionally, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer Place chicken in a 13x9x2-inch glass chicken to platter, brush with remaining sauce,baking dish. Whisk 1/3 cup lemon juice, 2 garnish with lemon slices and a strip of freshTablespoons Dijon mustard and black pepper rosemary and a small bowl to blend. Pour over chicken The chicken breasts can also be broiled.Asparagus Buerre Blanc – Serves 62 bunches of green asparagus cleaned and shaved asparagus and cook until tender,1 stick sweet butter about 5 minutes. Drain asparagus in a colander andSalt and freshly ground black pepper to set aside. In a small sauté pan melt the butter andtaste allow it to cook over medium heat until it turns aFresh lemon juice to taste (optional) golden brown. Do not let it burn. Pour the browned butter over the asparagus, add salt and pepper and ifBring a large pot to a rolling boil and add the desired, a squeeze of lemon juice and serve.Turtle Bars – Yields 702 cups all purpose flour Bring remaining ¾ cup brown sugar, ¾ cup butter1 ¾ cups packed dark brown sugar and whipping cream to a boil in a small saucepan3 sticks sweet butter over high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.3 Tablespoons whipping cream Boil 1 minute, stirring. Remove from heat.1 cup pecan halves, toasted Sprinkle pecans over the crust and pour the¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips caramel sauce over the pecans. Return pan to oven and bake until bubbles form and color darkens, Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and1 cup brown sugar and butter in processoruntil well blended and crumbly. Press sprinkle with the chocolate chips. Let stand untilmixture evenly into an ungreased 9x13x2 the chocolate begins to melt, about 5 minutes.inch metal baking dish. Bake until crust is Using a spatula, spread the chocolate evenly overlight golden, about 15 minutes. Remove the top. Refrigerate until the chocolate sets, aboutpan from oven, but maintain the oven heat. 20 minutes. Cut into 1 inch squares. Scream YUM! Now you have my special Mother’s Day Dinner. So from our home to yours, we wish all mothers a Happy Mother’s Day. And for my Mom, wherever you may be, your sweetness will be with us today, as always.Myrle Horn is a freelance food and travel writer. She is a Parkland homeowner and owns and operates ALL ABOARD TRAVEL, planning cruises and specialty vacations andTRAVELS THRU COOKERY, teaching international cooking classes. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music and a Bachelor and a Master’s Degree of Science in HospitalityManagement. She has also earned the degree of Certified Travel Consultant and Master Cruise Consultant and is a Charter member of the prestigious International Associationof Culinary Professionals. She can be reached at She welcomes all questions and comments.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 61
  • 63. personalperspective Happy Mother’s Day! by halli moore and kristan bond W ho can ever forget the motherly advice given them as a young child, a teen and even as an adult: “Always change your underwear daily; you never know when you’ll be in an accident. If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. Don’t put that in your mouth; you don’t know where it’s been,” and on and on! Moms can’t help it. They’re natural nurturers and the first person to influence their child’s lives. Mother’s Day is the third largest card-sending holiday, and the busiest day of the year for restaurants. More phone calls were made on Mother’s Day than on any other day of the year but because of E-mail and other electronic means of communication, phoning home has declined. Anna Jarvis from Grafton, West Virginia is responsible for making Mother’s Day a national observance. She began a letter-writing campaign in 1907 to ministers, businessmen and politicians in her quest to establish a national Mother’s Day. It worked! In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother’s Day a national observance to be held on the 2nd Sunday each May. So to honor moms this Mother’s Day, we asked locals: “ What’s your favorite way to spend time with YOUR mom? “My favorite way to spend time with my mom is watching all the shows I recorded that day on DVR, such as Tyra Banks and Oprah, while we eat dinner ” “My favorite way to spend time with my mom is by singing her favorite songs from Chicago, Supertramp and The Beatles, just to name a few, making them together at night.” part of my favorite music collection too. I bring these Jasmine Crawl, 15, with mom Lorraine Mayers moments with me every time one of her favorite songs Coral Springs pops up on my iPod.” Ines Radovanovic-Rivas, 20 and mom, Mercedes Rivas de Radovanovic, Parkland “I like doing anything with my mom. She’s ALWAYS fun “My favorite thing to do with my mom is just to talk to be with.” Brandon Ponczek, 13 and laugh. We always have something to talk about “Shopping of course and talking in the car driving 50 and it usually ends with us laughing. We also both miles to my dance studio.” Sarah Ponczek, 15 love watching scary movies together. I love my mom “I like spending time with my mom on vacation. She’s so much, and even though we have our rough times, I more relaxed then.” Ryan Ponczek, 18 can’t smile without her.” Sarah, Brandon, Lisa & Ryan Ponczek, Parkland Taylor Scott, 13, with mom, Christine Scott Coral Springs “We took a recent trip to Lion Country Safari in West “I love everything that my mom and I do together, but Palm Beach, where the petting zoo portion of the park my favorite way to spend time with her is going to the was certainly one of their favorite of all times. We had mall. I also like when we go to the beach together. an absolute blast spending time together petting all Whatever we do, just being together is what makes it the animals.” special.” Angel Dunne with 3-year-old twins Nicholas and Jensen Clark, 9, with mom, Rori Clark, Parkland Kaitlyn Dunne, Coral Springs. “Our mom is so much fun. We love to play games, go to parks, nature centers and science museums. One “My favorite way to spend time with my mom is of the best days was when she surprised us with a pet snuggling up on the couch with her on a lazy Sunday. parakeet. We also love when she makes up crazy stories. Just sitting there and laughing and talking for hours. We laugh so hard, sometimes we end up with the Basically I cherish all the times we spend time together.” hiccups and can’t get to sleep. We really love our mom!” Emily Krichmar, 15, with mom Tammy, Parkland Evan, 9, Jacob,7, with mom Helene Foster Parkland PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE asks a pertinent monthly question to readers-at-large. Have a response to this one, or want to pose one of your own? Then write, fax or e-mail us.(No phone responses or questions, please.) Write to Personal Perspective: 4611 Johnson Road, Suite 3, Coconut Creek, FL 33073-4361 / Fax: 954.421.9125 / E-mail: PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 64. This is Not How I Thought It Would Be: children & parentingRemodeling Motherhood toGet the Lives We Want Today by kristin maschka “Let’s welcome guest columnist Kristin Maschka. Kristin is an puzzled, “Who am I now?” Many mothers I talk to share that same senseauthor and an expert on mothers, having served for four years as of loss. Did you know that women take on athe president of Mothers & More. Here are tips from her new book.” larger Mother identity much faster than men take on their Father identity? And that women —Maggie Macaulay with six-month-old babies who have a largerB efore our daughter was born, I had a pretty mother or nanny in the park. How much I got to investment in the Mother identity actually have full life. If I think of my identity as a pie, be with my husband changed from hours a day lower self-esteem? Yet, few mothers want to the pan was completely full. I had healthy to minutes or none at all. How frequently I could admit that the children we adore, often also bringslices of Wife, Employee, and Me—my personal exercise or read or go out with friends changed on this profound loss of self. The appearanceinterests, my relationships, and my health. I from nearly every day to once in a blue moon! of the Mother piece of the pie presents us withfigured the same would be true when I became How people referred to me changed—from mya mother. Once our little girl arrived though, every own name, Kristin, to “Kate’s mom.” The things I a psychological pie dilemma we have to solveaspect of my life changed. How and where I spent lost as a result of those changes—my name, my to find ourselves again: How do I integrate thismy days changed—from doing workshops in career, my paycheck, my colleagues, my time huge new piece of who I am into my Identityan Internet company to doing dishes at home. with my husband, my own interests—were all Pie without making a big old mess? How do weWho I interacted with every day changed—from things that were deeply important to me and felt find an answer to the question, “Who am I now?”well-dressed adults to babies and the occasional like major losses. Unexpectedly, I found myself continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 63
  • 65. children & parenting continued from previous page To help with that dilemma, here are four remodeling tools from my book: This is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today. Check Yourself for Invisible Assumptions Holding You Back - Have you ever felt bad about doing something for yourself when it meant time away from your children? Have you ever felt guilty about being employed? Have you ever felt ashamed that—shhhh—you sometimes feel like caring for your children or your home is, well, boring? I’ve had all those feelings, sometimes all at once! Those feelings are signs that—like most everyone else—you harbor subconscious assumptions, or mental maps, that mothers are completely fulfilled by caring for family and mothers who are employed or pursue personal fulfillment are selfish. Together, these assumptions mean mothers are likely to put themselves at the bottom of our own to-do lists. Be on the watch for times these subconscious assumptions keep you from taking care of yourself. Pick One Experiment and Do It! - Is there an aspect of your identity in which you feel like you experience a big loss? What’s one thing you could do to experiment with bringing it back? Just one thing. For example, I took an online writing class when our daughter was a baby, another mother I know decided she would let herself read books after the kids were asleep rather than trying to do more housework, and yet another mother resolved that lunch with friends during her work day once in a while was important, even if it meant getting home a bit later. Now go to a website like, write yourself a card with your promise to yourself to do that one thing and schedule it to be mailed to you in two to three weeks as a reminder. Ask Other Mothers, “What’s YOUR More?” - We all spend so much time talking about our children. Next time you see your mother friends or meet someone new, instead ask them, “What’s your More?” Get them talking about their personal interests, their personal or professional dreams, or how they would spend an entire day to themselves. You’ll both get some remodeling motherhood work done as you reinforce for each other that it’s important for a mother to hang on to the “other than mother” pieces of her Identity Pie. Kristin Maschka is the author of This is Not How I Thought It Would Be: Remodeling Motherhood to Get the Lives We Want Today. She spent four years as the President of Mothers & More, a national non- profit dedicated to improving the lives of mothers. She is an expert on mothers and the social, economic, and cultural forces that impact their lives. For more on Kristin visit PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 66. schoollifeMarjory Stoneman DouglasBy Elizabeth Blasi Although the school year is coming to an end, students know there’sstill a lot of things happening at MSD. For seniors, the time has come for you to leave our Eagle’s nest andexplore everything the world has to offer. But before you leave, there area few things you should make sure are taken care of. For all college boundseniors, make sure to see guidance to send your end of the year reportsto your chosen university. And the event every senior has waited fouryears for is right around the corner, Graduation June 9 (also the last dayof school) at Nova Southeastern University at 7pm. If you haven’t alreadydone so, make sure you have made arrangements for your cap and gown,otherwise you won’t be allowed to walk on stage to receive your diplomawith your fellow classmates. Also seniors, we’re sure everyone is lookingforward to Prom, May 15 at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Ft. Lauderdale. Students at Douglas have sure made us proud over the year. The Courier,MSD’s official school newspaper, has been ranked All Florida, its highestcategory, in the Florida Scholastic Press Association’s state high schoolnewspaper critique. Judges said The Courier shows strong commitmentto producing a newspaper with intriguing stories that both inform andappeal to readers. Our DECA Chapter (a business club) Financial Literacy PromotionProject won 1st Place in States! Students moving on to the National DECACompetition include: Jillian Flynn & Alejandro Rincon - Chapter Project,Financial Literacy Promotion; Thomas Allen - Marketing Management;Arturo Ayala - Accounting Applications; Matthew Friendlich - BusinessServices; Rebecca Guerrero - Principles of Hospitality; Lauren Naples -Quick Service Restaurant Marketing; Jonathan Padilla – Entrepreneurship- Franchise Business; Emily Rieders - Principles of Hospitality; LaurenRosario - Apparel & Accessories; Ali Darrow & Jesse Henry - Business Lawand Ethics Team; Evan Dweck & Kaitlyn Antle - Business Law & Ethics Team;Matt Buchwald & Teron Nezwek - Business Law & Ethics Team; Ben Gajus &Anthony Soussou - Hospitality & Tourism Team. For our AP students, it’s now time to put all your knowledge to useduring the AP exams taking place this month. Every advance placementstudent received a schedule and booklet describing their exam alongwith the time and place of the exam. If students have misplaced this or ifparents wish to receive extra info, contact the teacher. For the underclassman, school ends June 9 following a week of exams.These exams will take place in the morning and students will have anearly release schedule for the week. More info on dates and schedules ofexams are posted on the school’s website. If you have questions or seek further details visit Hope everyone has a great end of the year and a wonderfulsummer!Coral Park ElementaryBy Robyne Friedland May is chock full of celebrations, innovations and appreciation. We’vebeen so lucky as a school community to work hard and see so manywonderful projects come to fruition because of the teamwork of parents,students and school staff. On May 1, CPE hosts its first annual SunFestival. Parents and studentsfrom all over the community will enjoy carnival games, Billy the Marlinand the Marlins street team and student performances. We have vendors continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 65
  • 67. schoollife continued from previous page educating adults and children about everything using the BEEP student portal. from nutrition and sun safety to dental health The final Spirit Day of the year is May 14. Let’s and bike safety. We thank our vendors, make this one the biggest and the best with all volunteers and all participants for making students wearing their school T-shirt in support SunFestival so successful and fun. of a great first year. Our teacher appreciation week was a Now, time to eat great food and raise money! tremendous success. Parents couldn’t do HHE has partnered with Scarfones and on 5/4, enough to show how much CPE teachers and 5/11, 5/18, 5/25 a portion of their profits will go staff are appreciated and loved. Thanks again to the school. for all your hard work and dedication to our May 26 is the final Waste-Free Wednesday. children. Pack a waste-free lunch for your children and If you’re a perspective Kindergarten parent send in juice pouches emptied and air dried for and looking to join a smaller, but technologically recycling. advanced and innovative school, then please Congratulations to our fifth grade students! jot down these dates. Kindergarten Round Up is Our first Heron Heights Promotion Ceremony is May 5 at 8:15am and again at 6pm. If you can’t scheduled for June 9 at 8:30am. make this date, try to attend May 12 at 6pm. Finally, HHE would like to thank the Parkland On May 12 at 7pm the PTA will have its last Chamber of Commerce for its donation from meeting of the year with elections for next Taste of Parkland and, once again, recognize the year’s Board. Come so your voice will be heard. effort from Adult Night which raised thousands CPE is partnering again for a yummy dinner of dollars enabling HHE to purchase new at Buffalos. Come on May 20 and be served by technology for student K-5. your favorite teachers and staff. Buffalos gives a portion of the night’s earning back to CPE. Imagine Charter School at Broward On May 21 CPE is having Career Day. This is By Helene Foster a great opportunity for our students to learn about many different types of careers from our very own parents. If you’d like to participate, contact the front office. On behalf of the teachers, staff and administration we wish the students and parents a fun-filled and restful summer. Thanks to all for a wonderful 2009-2010 school year. Keep reading all summer and we wish our 5th graders the best of luck next year and to the rest of the students, we look forward to seeing you in August. Heron Heights Elementary By Helen Downey Where has this year gone? As we move into May and the last few weeks of our inaugural year, mark your calendar with a few key dates. HHE would like to thank the many parent volunteers for their energy and commitment during a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at 9:15am May 12 in the cafeteria. Come join us and celebrate your success. Following breakfast, Principal Kevin Sawyer gets slimed at Field Day all parents are invited to a general PTA meeting to elect PTA officers for 2010/2011. Anyone interested in running for a PTA board position Imagine Charter School at Broward had its very should contact the nominating committee own Olympic Games. The school divided into chair, Julie Fine at to teams representing various countries. Each express an interest and find out more. team created its own flag and t-shirts and took HHE’s first parent technology night is May part in everything from sack races to tug-of-war. 12. Learn what the district has to offer students Thanks to Coach Stephen Warrington, this was a66 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 68. schoollifememorable and exciting event. Principal Kevin Sawyer was a good sport whenhe was covered in green slime during Field Dayas a reward for the students reaching fundraisinggoals for their successful Jump Rope for Heartevent.Members of Team Canada display their flag at FieldDay Congratulations to the following students forbeing chosen to represent ICSAB on the nationallevel in the fourth annual Imagine SchoolsNational Character Essay Contest. The contestwas created to help young people practice thecritical thinking and writing skills necessaryfor academic achievement, while highlightingvalues that are important to leading productiveand satisfying lives. Our school winners are: EvanFoster, 3rd grade; Brett Ellenbogen, 4th grade;Victoria Hosack, 4th grade; Michael Sommer, 4thgrade; Taylor Lucas, 5th grade; Kristy Restrepo, 5thgrade and Christopher DeMaio, 5th grade.Robyn Kaminsky’s 1st & 2nd graders on the Norwayteam We are wrapping up our final session of theMeet the Masters Program for the year. Thisfantastic program exposes our children to thestimulating world of fine art. Special thanks toour terrific parent volunteers for bringing thisprogram to the students. For more info about ICSAB, call 954.255.0020or visit continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 67
  • 69. schoollife continued from previous page Park Trails Elementary By Kris DeChene It’s hard to believe the school year is coming to an end already. It seems like yesterday when we were all attending our meet and greets with our teachers! On reflection, we have had a terrific year with a lot of fundraisers and events for our students, families and friends. The students had a busy year learning and having fun at events like the Barnes & Noble Reading Night and Publix Math Night. The PTA brought the Scholastic Book Fair to the school twice this year which gave children an opportunity to purchase books. To get our kids involved in nutrition and fitness the Wellness Committee put together a bunch of activities for the kids to participate in: P.A.C.K week gave them a chance to try new fruits and vegetables as well as doing their best in the Presidential Fitness testing. Field days, always a highlight for the kids, gave them an opportunity to run a variety of relay races. They ran against the different classes in their grade level, participating in numerous activities. The children also enjoyed watching and cheering for their teacher when they competed against teachers from other classes. Traci Gaynor headed up another tremendously successful Cultural Arts Night. Whole Foods in Coral Springs even participated by providing a sampling station while students and parents were introduced to how music and art go hand in hand. The children enjoyed seeing their artwork on display throughout the halls thanks to our Meet the Masters volunteers. Another highly attended event! PTE holds annual elections for officers May 5 and we are excited to welcome the 2010-2011 PTA board! And as always, we thank our numerous volunteers who help organize and facilitate all of the fundraising and school-wide events. It’s because of your hard work and dedication that we continue to be such an amazing school! School starts Aug. 23. All of our new and returning students, along with their families can look forward to our annual “Meet and Greet” Aug. 20. Meeting your children’s new teachers, purchasing school supplies, pre- paying for lunches, and getting bus info are all part of the event. Each grade will have their own time slots for families to meet teachers. Have a safe and happy summer! Riverglades Review By Nicole Cook RE had a banner year full of activities, events and service to the community and RE’s sister school in Deerfield Beach. Among the many highlights over the past few months were Sring Carnival and Cultural Arts Night. All of the educational and engaging programs are made possible due to the dedication of the many volunteers who work closely with faculty and staff and support them each day. These volunteers will be recognized May 14 at 9am during a “Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.” Also on the calendar is the last Outreach program for the school year. The Outreach Committee has partnered with a local non-profit organization, “In Jacob’s Shoes” ( to provide new and gently used backpacks and school supplies to RE’s sister school in Deerfield Beach. In Jacob’s Shoes was formed in honor of a former RE student, Jacob Zweig. The mission of In Jacob’s Shoes is to provide new and gently used shoes, school supplies and athletic shoes and equipment to economically disadvantaged youth. Scholarships are also awarded to children and teens for camp, athletic, education, travel, after school care and extra-curricular programs.68 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 70. schoollife And please rememebr to check for more infoon all of our scheduled events.Westchester ElementaryBy Doreen Robinson After years of fundraising through an activePTA, WES purchased a sunshade for its 3rd-5th grade playground and held a dedicationceremony in honor of the school’s first PTAPresident, Maureen Berk. Her children, HowardBerk, Kathy Sherbal and Amy Berk-Tolchinskyattended Westchester during the 1970s. Today,Maureen’s daughter Kathy is Westchester PTAVP in charge of volunteers. Kathy’s twins, fifthgraders Courtney and Justin Sherbal, haveattended WES since kindergarten.The Maureen Berk Sunshade Area was named afterWestchester’s first PTA President. (L-R): Ann Hart,PTA President 2007-2009; Maureen Berk, Principal;Raymond LeFevre, & Janet Quinlan, current PTAPresident “It’s very rewarding and I feel quite proud tohave Westchester’s Sunshade Playgound Areanamed in my honor,” said Maureen. “To knowthat it will provide a safe place for the studentsto play confirms that both the parents andfaculty are looking out for the best interests ofthe children.” “The sunshade that covers the playgroundprovides much needed shade from the strongSoFla sun. The sunshade is another fine exampleof how PTA fundraising benefits the studentsand the school,” said Principal LeFevre. As we wind down the school year, WES islooking ahead to students who will be enteringKindergarten in August. All students are invitedto come with their parents/guardians to theKindergarten Round-Up on May 5 or May7. Both sessions are at 9am in the cafeteria.Students must be five-years-old on or beforeSept. 1, 2010 to attend Kindergarten. For moreinfo call 754.322.8900.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 69
  • 71. campdirectory Cambridge Schools™ - 6100 Coral Ridge Dr. 954.796.1177 / www. Cambridge Schools are well known for providing a challenging educational school and camp experience within the framework of a nurturing environment. At Camp Cambridge® your child continues to learn and socialize in a fun, hands-on brains-on manner. They offer weekly sessions, flexible schedules, extended hours, and VPK and Spanish Bilingual classes. Camp Cambridge provides a continued learning environment supervised by an experienced & mature staff. Campers enjoy computer labs, animal shows, water play or swimming (3’s & up), science, cooking, music, sports & PlayBall® activities along with in-house field trips and more! Class sizes are limited and registration is required. Camp Imagination at Mary Help of Christians - 6000 University Dr., Parkland. 954.801.4932 / A summer filled with bright ideas for campers ages 5-14! Many on-site activities include Art, Edible Creations, Martial Art, Science, Wacky Wednesdays, Sports, Team Building and Friday Finales as well as limited local field trips. Camp runs June 21-August 13 from 8am-6pm. Full time and part time programs are available. No registration fees, no aftercare fees. Daily lunch program now available. Full summer and sibling discount rates available. Space is limited so register early! Camp Wild at the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital - 3000 Sportsplex Dr. Coral Springs (in Sportsplex Park). 954.752.WILD (9453) / / Camp Wild is a special nature, science and environmental arts camp for children ages 6-12. Children have the opportunity to interact with many live animals, explore a wetland, do science experiments, gardening projects, nature crafts and participate in many hands-on activities. Eight weekly sessions will be held in June and July from 9am-3pm (with extended hours available). $200 a week (or $180 for SNC members), which includes all activities, supplies and T-shirt. All monies raised support the non-profit Sawgrass Nature Center and teaching children a loving appreciation of animals and nature. Camp Yeladim at Phylis J. Green ECC - Congregation Kol Tikvah - 6750 University Dr., Parkland. 954.346.4281. Get ready to explore, learn and create at Camp Yeladim offered at the Phylis J. Green ECC at Congregation Kol Tikvah. New additions to camp this year include a state-of-the-art computer lab equipped with Smart Board technology, a new water playground and an “Education and More” Program. Each week features a fun and exciting theme. Campers take part in weekly Shabbat programs with Kol Tikvah’s very own religious leaders and participate in sports in an indoor gym. Arts and crafts, music, movement and cooking round out the fun. Camp programs are flexible—select your days and weeks and extended care is available. Camp Yeladim at Temple Beth Orr - 2151 Riverside Drive, CS. 954.753.3233 x214. Camp Yeladim is gearing up for lots of fun again in 2010! Activities include arts and crafts, science, cooking, gym, drama and water play; with special events such as an Archaeological Dig and more. The camp staff consists of Temple Beth Orr’s highly qualified school staff and their NAEYC accredited program continues through the summer. They also have a teaching program for CITs (from age 13). Full day and half-day sessions are available for 4, 6 or 8 weeks. Camp begins June 15. Circle F Dude Ranch Camp in Lake Wales - 863.676.4113 / www. Located on 500-acres of pristine land covered with beautiful Spanish oak trees and a 45 acre lake, this wonderful camp offers over 25 different activities including horseback riding, rock wall climbing, zip lining, sailing and all types of sports activities including tennis, football, soccer and more. This sleep away camp is one of Florida’s premier camps and has been hosting campers in a nurturing environment since 1952. Nighttime activities include hayrides, bonfires, entertainment in the main lodge, and so much more making this experience one your children will cherish and carry with them for a lifetime. Space is limited so sign up early. Evolution Martial Arts Parkland - 6702 Parkside Drive. 954.796.4911 / www. Camp offered at Parkland and Sunrise locations. Have fun, build friendships, exercise and learn Martial Arts! Children ages 4 and up (with70 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 72. campdirectoryor without experience) will enjoy day camp run byaward winning Martial Arts instructors with statecertification. Camp runs daily from 8am-2:30pm. Latepick up is available. Mornings will focus on MartialArts and develop basic fundamental skills such asfitness, self defense, focus, teamwork and discipline.Campers will enjoy lunch (brought from home) from12-1pm and games, arts/crafts, and movies from1-2:30pm. Register for the summer, for a session,just a week or a day. Save $400 when you registerfor entire summer. Call for openings and registration.Space limited to 30 students.Gard Gallery School of Art - 6658 Parkside Dr.(Parkland Town Center). 954.752.0001 / Gard Gallery School of Art is aspacious, fully equipped art school right in Parkland’sTown Center offering a creative outlet for youngartists. The spring and summer camps guaranteean “ART”tastic time for your child centered aroundcreativity and fun. Activities include freehand drawing,painting on canvas with oil and watercolors, clay,collage and crafts. Camps are offered weekly, dailyand half daily to students ages 4-13. No registrationfee is required. The cost includes materials andhealthy snacks. Book early and save 15%!Imagine Charter School at Broward - 9001Westview Dr., Coral Springs. 754.224.6817 / Once again, Imagine CharterSchool at Broward will be offering a summer programthrough Western Child Care, their afterschool provider.Offered on the Imagine campus, the camp offers theultimate in flexibility, safety and excitement for thekids! There are NO contracts, NO minimums and youpay only for the weeks your child attends! Westernemploys qualified, age-appropriate counselors wholove working with children and will ensure your childhas a fun-filled, energetic and safe summer. Programsinclude Lower Camp (grades K-5) 3-day or 5-dayprograms and Teen Camp (grades 6-9). Camp runsfrom June 15 through August 6.Kids in Hollywood Camp at Starbound PerformingArts Studio - 7301 Wiles Rd #103, CS. 954.780.9023.Acting, singing, dancing, performing and limousinefield trips for boys and girls ages 4-16! 2 or 4 weeksessions. Session 1: June 15-July 9; session 2: July12-August 5. At the end of the summer a fabulousshow with all students will be presented on August6! Camp hours are from 9am-3:30pm with extendedhours from 8am-6pm.Next Stop Broadway Summer Camp at the CoralSprings Center for the Arts - 2855 Coral SpringsDr. 954.344.5990. The Coral Springs Institute forthe Performing Arts (CSI) is currently acceptingregistration for their exciting 2010 Summer Sessionof Next Stop Broadway Summer Camp. This firstrate youth theater program offers summer campfor both Youth (ages 6–13) for three individualsessions and Teens (ages 13 and up) for 1 six-weeksession. Campers attend a variety of classes inActing, Music, Dance, Stagecraft, Fun and Gamesand Rest and Relaxation. All staff members are continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 71
  • 73. campdirectory continued from previous page selected for their talent and experience and ability to teach with compassion and patience. An outrageously fun and memorable “real” entertainment experience. Summer camp begins June 14. Youth Program: Session 1: June 14–July 2. Show July 2 – Rugrats (3 week session). Session 2: July 5–July 30. Show July 30 – Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (4 week session). Session 3: August 2–August 20. Show August 20 – Bye Bye Birdie (3 week session). Teen Program: 1 Six Week Session: July 5–August 13 (6 weeks) The Wedding Singer (Summer stock). Monday–Friday, 1–6pm (weeks 1–5) / 10am–6pm (week 6). Pre- care and After-care are also available for an additional fee. Ooza Palooza – Parkland - 7631 N. State Rd. 7 (Waterway Shoppes), 954.755.1671 / Your kids love parties at Ooza Palooza and now they can enjoy summer camp there as well! Boys and girls ages 5-10 will exercise their creative minds and active bodies while making friends and having a ton of fun. Weekly fun themes include Glitz & Glam, Take the Stage, Indoor Sport Zone, Art Attack, Journey Around the World and Playful Chefs. Planned activities also include morning warm-up, karaoke, art, choreographed dance routines, tech games, etiquette, drama, music, karate, cooking, crafts, story time, magic, scrapbooking, science projects, reading corner, game shows, movie of the week and farewell Friday pizza. Parents can choose either single days at $35/day or single weeks at $139/week between June 14 and Aug. 6 from 9am–2pm. Rates include camp tee shirt, daily materials, mid-morning healthy snacks and Friday pizza parties! Low counselor/camper ratio. Multi-week and sibling discounts. Mention Life Publications to receive $25 off a 3-week summer camp session or $50 off a 6-week session. Performance Edge 2 Summer Dance Camp- 7329 N. State Rd 7, Parkland. 954.753.2363. PE2’s summer dance camp is back by popular demand! From 9am- 3pm your child will study everything from jazz to tap, hip hop, musical theatre and more. PE2 runs a true dance camp, both physical and educational. This is a good way to further their dance training or introduce the love of dance into your child’s world. With highly trained teachers and up-to-date styles in dance, the joy and exhilaration they feel from this experience is palpable! Offering daily and weekly payment plans, early drop off and aftercare is also available. If your child likes to dance, PE2 is the place to be this summer! Get IN2IT! Call for detailed pricing info. Pets-R-Us Summer Camp at the Humane Society of Broward County - 2070 Griffin Rd., Ft. Lauderdale. 954.266.6822 / The HSBC offers a fun-filled way for kids to learn about kindness, responsibility, and respect for all living things. Four, one-week sessions are available for two different age groups. Ages 6-9: June 14-18, June 21-25, July 26-30 or August 2-6. Ages 10-13: June 28-July 2, July 5-9, August 9-13, or August 16-20. Camp runs from 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday. Each session costs $195. Primary Learning Place - 5993 W. Hillsboro Blvd., Parkland, 954.575.2600 and 23080 Sandalfoot Plaza Dr., Boca Raton, 561.482.3772. www.primarylearningplace. com. Offering a safe and fun summer camp for children ages 2-12 at their two convenient locations. Ages 2-5 participate in an In-House Camp. Ages 6-12 enjoy Field Trip Camp which includes Wannado City, Davie Youth Rodeo, Miami Heat Jam, Museum of Science and Discovery, Miami Seaquarium and much more. Mature, experienced counselors and a low counselor-to-child ratio. New air conditioned school bus with seat belts. Licensed by the State of Florida. Background checks conducted on all staff. Three and five day schedules are available. Camp runs from June 7-August 20. Save $60 on summer camp registration with mention of this ad. Call today for more info about their Preschool and School Age Summer Camps. School of Rock Coral Springs - 7544 Wiles Rd. 954.757.ROCK / www.schoolofrock. com. Are you ready to rock? Rock Music Boot Camp is an immersive summer day camp experience to hone music performance and ensemble skills while having fun! Students work in a hands-on atmosphere filled with daily band rehearsals on professional gear! Your kids will interact with other young musicians and learn classic rock songs from professional musicians. Students will learn proper instrumental technique and effective rehearsal methods as well as explore a secondary instrument/vocals. Each student will write and perform an original song as part of a real rock show for family and friends. This incredible camp runs72 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 74. campdirectoryMon.-Fri. 10am-3pm. Session 1: 6/14-6/18; Session 2:6/28-7/2; Session 3: 7/12-7/16; Session 4: 7/26-7/30;Session 5: 8/9-8/13. Call today. Space is limited to 20students per session! Mention Parkland/CS Life for10% off summer camp (expires 5/31) or $50 off 1stmonth’s tuition.Soref JCC Summer Camp - 954.346.0002,954.344.6790, Personalize yourschedule, pick the weeks you want! Your kids will bewalking on sunshine this summer with two locationsin Coral Springs. Elementary Travel Camps (1st-3rd) withtwo options; budget saver local travel and extremetravel, both with low camper to staff ratio. PreteenCamp (4th-6th) with awesome adventures designed toexcite. Preschool camp (ages 12 months to 5 years)with certified, nurturing staff with water fun center,computers, ceramics, super science, sports, and more.Weekly shows and Shabbat for all campers. Extendedcare available for all. Camp runs June 21-August 13.Smiles and Friendship go hand in hand at the SorefJCC.Summer Camp ArtShops at the Coral SpringsMuseum of Art - 2855 Coral Springs Dr. 954.340.5000/ ArtShops for ages 6-15 begin June14 and run through August 20. You can’t beat taking artclasses in a real art museum! Classes include CeramicHand-building (2 wks), Sculpture, Art of the Animal,Drawing & Painting for the Young, Acrylic Painting,Techniques of Drawing, Cartooning, Comic BookDesign, Papiér Mache, Green Art Explorations andAdventures in Art. Classes are taught by professionalartists. Artshops are one or two week sessions, signup for one or more! Three hour morning and/orafternoon sessions available. Fees range from $110to $235 per week. Sibling and member discountsavailable. Give your kids an ART attack this summer!Temple Beth Torah - 9101 NW 57th, Tamarac (justeast of Sawgrass Expressway Commercial Blvd. exit).954.722.9537 / fun & exciting outings! Temple Beth Torahoffers an 8-week camp program, June 14-Aug. 6, withfour-week sessions available. Flexible hours: 7:30am-6pm. Pre-School Camp (Newborn to Pre-K) offerscrafts, karate, cooking, H2O Zone, sports and themedactivities. Travel Camps offer swimming and dailyoutings to exciting South Florida attractions. Jr. TravelCamp (K-1), Tweens Travel Camp (2nd-5th) and TeensTravel Camp (6th-7th). CIT is available for studentsentering 8th grade and older.The Tucker Academy Summer Music Program– Coconut Creek - 954.839.6436 / This exclusive 4-week summermusic program draws musicians ages 8-13. Everystudent gets top rated, hands on instruction on theirinstrument. They also attend concerts and clinics byrenowned performers and educators, and perform afull concert at Crest Theater on July 31. Camp runs July6-24 from 9am–3:30pm with pre and after aftercareavailable. Fee is $600. 10% discount if you registerbefore 6/1. 10% sibling discount. Aftercare is $20 perday or $75 per week. Register online or call.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 73
  • 75. sportsfamily The Longueil Family Rocks! by shannon fergusonM eet the Longueil family, Anna, Kevin, make it back to Italy every summer now, she gets Daniel, Kevin, Anna, Randall, Michael & Daniel. back there as often as possible. After graduation, Randall & Michael Anna called Chicago home for 26 Anna went straight to work in downtown Chicagoyears. Her parents moved here straight from for a public relations firm. Looking for a change, sportItaly. During her high school years she dabbled she applied with another company and guess available, basketball,in volleyball and earned herself a varsity letter as who interviewed her? You got it, it was Kevin. baseball, flag football, tackle football, but it wasa sprinter on the track team. It wasn’t all sports Obviously she was hired, but it was Anna that his love of music that has always stayed with him.for Anna though, she also enjoyed the arts and a was the pursuer. After about a month of asking In third grade he began playing the guitar. Byscholarship was in her future but she decided to Kevin to join her and their friends from the office middle school, Kevin was in a band named “Daze ofstay close to home to assist her mother at the bridal to dinner, she was about to give up until one day Knights” and getting paid $25 to perform at schoolstore where she worked. Anna would travel and Anna needed a ride to the office softball game dances. While in high school Kevin continuedprepare clothes for the store’s fashion shows. Being and another gentleman offered to take her. Kevin to entertain at school dances and Mr. Popularitya first generation Italian, Anna got the cooking and stepped in and convinced Anna that she should was on the student council and a class officer. Heentertaining gene and still loves it. Since she was ride with him and this is where it all began. After was also an accomplished wrestler, placing thirdthree months old, Anna and her mother would an office bet, Kevin took the other sales team to in conference while taking college prep classes!travel back to Italy every summer, visiting Rome dinner, he asked Anna to join him and they have After graduation, Kevin enrolled at Southernand Milan. This was her favorite vacation. She and been together ever since. Illinois University for business administration. Heher brother would help their grandparents on Kevin was born in Pennsylvania and at eight played intramural sports and was asked to play fortheir farm by working in the vineyards, olive trees months, moved to Illinois. Kevin’s childhood wasand maintain their horses. Though Anna can not spent in the suburbs of Chicago. He played every continued on page 11874 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 76. sportinglife Happy Mother’s Day….how about having a picnic in one of our beautiful parks? Parkland/Coral Springs Life provides the area’s most comprehensive listings for all sports; however, if you havequestions call the contacts or check the available websites. And it’s our pleasure to acknowledgeyour child’s sport, team or any individual player. So if you have news or pictures, contact us at Parkland Baseball Little League – Minor, Major, Jr. & Senior Leagues for ages 5–18. Season underway.Fee for residents & non-res. $135. Non-residents must obtain a Parkland family sports card for$155. Sponsors needed. $350/team. 954.604.2442 / Challenger Baseball – Serving all of Broward County. For more info, see listing under CoralSprings. Parkland Travel Baseball – Year-round. Ages 8–18. Compete in tournaments & SummerAmerican Amateur Baseball Congress League. Reg. is ongoing. Call Pete, 954.752.0710 or Les,954.255.8740. Parkland Basketball – Season completed. Two games/wk, 1 Sun., 1 weekday. 14 games,double elimination playoffs. Ages 7–16. Coaches, sponsors & volunteers always needed!954.227.0989 / Parkland Rangers Youth Tackle Football & Cheerleading Program – Registration isunderway. Season begins 8/1. Parkland Rangers Cheerleading registration on 5/1 at Pine TrailsPark from 10am-1pm. Ages 5-15 prior to 8/1/10. / 954.804.5406. Parkland Flag Football – NFL-sponsored fall league. Online registration begins 4/1. Coeddivisions for ages 5–14 & girls-only divisions for ages 8–14. Register prior to Player Evaluationsin mid-May to avoid late fees. Coaches & sponsors always needed! NEW! Football Buddies – Pairs special needs children with volunteer “Buddies.” Each Sat.there’ll be stretch & coordination activities, training stations, 1 on 1 work & a game. Trophies &plaques will be given at the end of the season picnic. Volunteers needed! Shannon / 954.536.6364 or register: Cheerleading – K–5th grade. America’s Leaders offers after school instruction for a nominalfee at Park Trails Elem. on Tues., 2:15–4:15pm & Riverglades Elem. on Wed., 2–4pm. Call Valerieat 954.748.5977. Parkland Horsemen’s Assoc. – The Equestrian Ctr. at Temple Park holds shows the 2ndSun. of ea/mo, Sept.–April. Come watch some of the area’s finest strut their stuff! Call MariaKokinakos, 954.346.1412. Parkland “Soccer Buddies” – Program for special needs children. Contact Jeb Parkland Soccer Club – Coed & all girls’teams ages 4–25. Sponsors & coaches always needed.Refs can register at www.FSR– or call 954.410.5172. Parkland Predators Soccer Club – Ages 4–18 (must turn 4 prior to 9/1/09). Call954.410.5172, 954.536.6364, Parkland Predators Traveling Soccer Team – Competes in tri-county & statewide tourneys.Personal tryouts welcomed year-round. Call Debbie, 954.240.8929 or Dave, 954.868.5697 orvisit Parkland Adult Soccer Club – Year-round soccer club for men over 25. Every Sun. 6pm atPine Trails Park. Registration ongoing. E–mail, or call Alex, 954.255.7098 or 954.675.9715. Parkland Girls Softball – Ages 5–18. Season underway. For more info, call MichelleMockenhaupt, 954.798.1204 or Parkland Shockers Travel Softball – For ’10 info, call 954.345.6585 or visit Year-round girls travel program. The Parkland Shockers U8, U10, U12, U14 & U16 travelteams. Seeking players for all levels! Call Shastine Russo at 954.551.1856. Lacrosse Buddies – The Redhawks are trying to put together a program called “LacrosseBuddies,” which pairs special needs kids with volunteers called “Buddies.” Season runs Mar.–May. Full lacrosse gear for each player is needed. If interested in playing or volunteering, e-mailBarbara Crowley at Parkland Lacrosse League – Parkland Redhawks. On-line registration is available. Seasonunderway. Practice is 1–2 times a week, games on Sat. from Mar.–May. Boys & girls (separatediv.) grades K–8. Sponsorship info: Asst. coaches & volunteersneeded. or call Vicki, 954.227.5904. SoFla Lacrosse League – MSD HS offers a boys & girls lacrosse club competing on a varsitylevel. MSD students grades 9–12 compete & join over 20 other high schools. Season runs mid-Jan. thru mid-May. Contact Mike, 954.346.0001 or visit CS/Parkland Road Runners Club – Weekly “Fun Runs” every Sat., 6am. Marathon training,track workouts, access to local races, youth programs, family & social get-togethers. Manyvaried committees to join. Tennis at Terramar – Lessons avail. every day except Sun. Tennis pros: Nick Hall & KenCollins. Private instruction, mixed double leagues, adult & kid’s programs, camps, men’schallenge & social events. 954.757.1910. continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 75
  • 77. sportinglife continued from previous page Group Tennis Lessons – Kids & adults. Next session is Coral Springs Apr.26–May 22. Students placed according to ability except For info on all leagues, please visit for the USPTA Little Tennis Program which is for ages 4–6. Baseball Little League – CS National Little League. Season Cypress Park Tennis Center, 1300 CS Dr. 954.344.1840. underway. 954.345.8700 or visit Adult Beginner & Cardio Tennis Drills – Tennis Center Challenger Baseball – Modified baseball program for of CS, 2575 Sportsplex Dr. Beginners are on Fri. from 9–10am; ages 5–18 with ANY disability. Serving all of Broward County. 10–11am for advanced beginners. $50 for a 4–week session. Program is on Sundays thru 5/16. No cost involved for the Cardio Tennis is offered on Fridays 8–9am & 9–10am for $12/ families. Equipment, uniforms, pictures, trophies & more are class. Drills are offered Mon. 9:30–11am & Wed. 7–8:30pm for provided. Coaches & buddies make sure all kids have a great $15/class. For more info call 954.344.1840. time regardless of their disability. Contact Randy Hibshman at Junior Tennis Academy – Level I: for Advanced Training 954.755.2461 or e-mail boys & girls meets on Mon., Wed., & Fri. from 5–7pm. Class North Springs Little League – 954.753.5230 for info. includes skills, drills, strategy & fitness. Level II: for Competitive U12 Coral Springs Travel Baseball – The team is looking for experienced travel baseball players, particularly pitchers Training boys & girls meets on Mon., Tues., Thurs. from 5–7pm. and catchers. Call 954.892.0039. Class includes tournament training, match play & fitness. So. Fla. Thunder Travel Baseball – 10 & 11-year-old $140 for 2 days a week for the entire 4–week session, or $200 players needed. Weekly practices, year-round tournaments & for 3 days a week. Level III: for Elite Training boys & girls meets fall league. Call Coach Tom at 954.254.0544. Mon.–Fri. from 4–7pm. Class includes tournament training, Men’s OVER 30 Baseball – Season runs Feb.–Aug. with match play & physical & mental fitness. Cost based on number playoffs in Sept. Games on Sun. mornings. Contact Ron of students. New students must be evaluated. Tennis Center Luzim, 954.755.1500. of CS, 2575 Sportsplex Dr. 954.344.1840. Winter Baseball – (Amateur Athletic Union) – Ages Swimming America Program – Group lessons: 8 classes, 4–15. Registration for Winter Season is on Sat., May 22 from 30 min. Ages 3–4, $100; Ages 5+ $80. Annual reg. $25/pp, $40/ 10am-3pm at Cypress Hall. Residents given 1st priority. family. Lessons at the Aquatic Complex. Kids learn to swim Sponsors, coaches & umpires needed. All games played without trauma or fear. Call aBiggi at 954.345.5441. at N. Community & Cypress Parks. 954.341.0702 / www. CS Swim Club – Tryouts every Wed. 3–4pm at the Aquatic Complex. / 954.345.5441. Softball – Youth Softball Assoc. of CS for boys & girls ages CS Aquacades Synchronized Swimming – For ages 6 & 5–18. Season runs Feb.–May. Games at Betty Stradling Park. up. All categories: Novices, Intermediates & Age Groups - at 954.344.0171 / the Aquatic Complex. 954.345.5441 / Basketball – Slam Dunk! Boys & girls grades 1–12. Men Cheer, Chant & Pom Pom Dance Classes – At CS Gym & women 18+. High school spring season for boys & girls & on Tues. 5:30–6:15pm for ages 4–6; Thurs. 5:30–6:15pm for women 18+ is underway. Games played at CS Gym. Men’s ages 7–10; Thurs. 5:30–6:15pm for ages 7–11. Tumbling & league (over 40) plays year-round at CS Gym. Visit csbchoops. acrobatics classes on Tues. 6:15–7pm for ages 5–9. Register at com or call Pat Finney, 954.970.4474. CS Gym. 954.971.9917 / BMX – Come to Mullins Park track & show your stuff. Year- round. Call Ian Chinloy, 954.341.6495. Racquetball Classes – at Cypress Hammock Park. Mon., Roller Hockey – For kids 5–17 & adults 18+ at the Riverside 6–6:45pm for ages 7–11; 6:45–7:30pm for ages 12–16; 7:30– Roller Hockey Rink. Call 954.755.4636. 8:15pm for ages 17–adult. $35 every 4 weeks. Register at CS Cricket Anyone? – Every Sun. at Lions Park, 12–3pm. Gym: 954.345.2200. Call Joy Deco, 954.971.9917. E-mail for info. Westside Road Runners Club – Meets regularly for fun CS Defenders – Travel Basketball team needs boys ages runs, track workouts, social events & compete in local races. 14–15. Call Jeff Kitrosser at 954.255.9230. / 954.340.7600. Football – For tackle info call 954.390.7369 or Don Grushka 954.753.3862. For flag (ages 7–15) info, call Jim Garrity at Coconut Creek 954.753.7461 or visit Challenger Baseball – Serving all of Broward County. For Ultimate Flag Football of Coral Springs – Spring more info, see listing under Coral Springs. league runs March–May. Two weeknight commitment & no CC Fitness Center – At the Rec. Complex, 4455 Sol weekends. 12-game season with double elimination playoffs, Press Blvd. Center is equipped w/ state-of-the-art exercise Superbowls, & all star games. Registration is $130. Visit www. equipment. Nationally certified fitness personnel supervise or e-mail the Fitness Center. Membership incl. free aerobic classes, Cheerleading – Use football contacts above. locker rooms with showers, open gym time, quarterly exercise Ice Skating at Incredible Ice – The Sportsplex. All ages incentive programs & health–related wellness seminars. can skate w/ Panther’s mascot Stanley C. Panther. Variety 954.545.6650. of skating programs, Ice Hockey for youth & “Junior Lady Tradewinds Park* – offers Softball & Flag Football Panthers.” Call 954.341.9956. Leagues – Softball: Men’s Slow-Pitch – ages 18+. Mon.–Fri., Youth Ice Hockey League – For info call Jeff Grier at 6–11pm. $385/team. Sun., 4–10pm. $409/team. Coed Slow– 954.341.9956. Pitch – ages 18+. Tues., Wed., Fri., 6–11pm. $385/team. Flag Skate Park – At Betti Stradling Park. Operated by the CS Skateboard Club. 4–foot half pipe, various height ramps and Football: Ages 18+, Tues. & Wed., 6–11pm. $425/team. Sun., grinding equipment. 954.345.2200. Visit www.coralsprings. 7–10pm. $449/team. 954.968.3883. org. Bike in the Park – Free program for adults & seniors. Sat., CS Soccer – Ages 5–19. Season completed. Visit 9–11am. Meets in lot next to softball fields on the south side or call Mimi Milton, 954.341.6391 for more info. Men over 30, of Tradewinds Park. call Dr. Rami Toueg, 954.341.4500. Guided Trail Rides – For ages 9+. Weekends. $23/hr. Coral Springs Travel Soccer – CS Storm contact Mike Tradewinds Park’s weekend & holiday entrance fee of $1.50/ Shepard, 954.325.1342. CS Renegade contact Rich Taylor, per person (5 & under free) in effect for all recreational 954.360.9092. activities listed. Call 954.968.3880.76 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 78. lifetimes/sportsParkland Basketball’s Miami Senior Cager Team Champs!By Christine Hunschofsky Under the skilled coaching of Keith and Lynn Stuart, Parkland Basketball’s Miami Senior Cager Team won the championship game! This great group of kids played well as a team and only lost one game all season. Also showing their skills that day were Joey Cordover who won the free throw competition and Noah Kaufman who wonCoach Lynn Stuart, John Hunschofsky, Chase Goodman, Jordan James, CoachKeith Stuart, David Wu, Kollin Stuart and Parker Hershkowitz. (Not pictured: the three point competition.Jonathan Blank.) Congratulations! Coral Springs U14 Renegades Win U14 Girls FYSA Region A Finals During the March 21 game against Wellington, Coral Springs U14 Renegades’ Kayla Dicken placed the ball just out of reach of Wellington’s goalie and was instantly mobbed by her teammates at the top of the penalty box. After 70 minutes of evenly matched soccer and another 10 minutes of overtime, the finals of the U14 Girls FYSA Region A Cup came down to penalty kicks. Kacey Cotter showed incredible composure in blocking two of the four penalty shots ensuring a Renegades victory. This game capped off a two week-long tournament with wins against Miramar, Kendall and the Ft. Lauderdale Select. Next up was the Division II Cup in Fort Myers in April that pitted theJoey Cordover & Noah Kaufman of Parkland CS Renegades against the best U14 teams in theirBasketball’s Miami Senior Cager Team division from throughout the State of Florida.(Standing, L- R): Coach Tony Prospect, Team Mgr. Patty Puerto, Anisa Wilder, Ebony Brown, Reanna Havriliak,Kylie Cerra, Megan Callahan, Asst. Coach Sergio Yibirin; (Middle row): Caitlin Crespo, Kayla Dicken, Gabby Yibirin,Ruth Pineda, Ale Zuluaga, Jamie Lee Puerto, Katie Kollar; (Front row): Stephanie Grassi, Lisa Rosenof, Kacey Cotter,Silvana Arena & Lauren Burkhart continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 77
  • 79. lifetimes/sportscontinued from previous pageSt. Patrick’s Day Tennis Round and Rosanne Mathews tied for third place. The best Irish dressed prize went to Lois Abcug.Robin Winners All social events at The Tennis Center of The Tennis Center of Coral Springs hosted a St. Coral Springs are open for members and non-Patrick’s Day Tennis Mixed Doubles Round Robin. members. For more info on upcoming events, callThe first event was a mixed doubles Round 954.344.1840.Robin on March 13. Sixteen couples participated,dressed in a variety of green garb. The topscoring duo Tracey Schnaitman and Pat Fleming, Introducing the National Femalefollowed by Charlotte and Larry Padgett. Third High School Athlete of the Year!place went to Cecilia Hogarth and Jose Reina. Parkland’s own April Ortenzo was recently named the 2010 “National Female High School Athlete of the Year” for all Catholic High Schools in the US! The selection was made by Sports Faith International in association with April Ortenzo with Chicago Bears Owner Pat McCasky the National Collegiate Scouting Association. Selected from 750 nominees from throughout Ortenzo is a senior at Cardinal Gibbons High the nation, she is the first high school athlete School and has played varsity softball and soccerMixed doubles Round Robin winners: Larry Padgett,Charlotte Padgett, Pat Fleming, Tracey Schnaitman, from Florida to ever receive this award! all four years. She currently plays shortstop for theCecilia Hogarth & Jose Reina. Ortenzo received her award and was Florida Fury Travel Softball Team based out of Coral inducted into the “Catholic Sports Hall of Springs, and recently signed a National Letter of On March 15, it was a women’s doubles Round Fame” on February 21 at the Chicago Bears Intent to play Division I softball for the US MilitaryRobin event. Thirty-two women competed and Halas Hall in Lake Forest, Illinois. The award Academy at West Point. She was heavily recruitedchanged partners during rounds. The highest was presented by Chicago Bears owner and by major colleges around the Country, includingscore went to Chris Wengrenovich. Sharon chairman of the selection committee Patrick both major sports and Ivy League schools.Finkelstein took home second and Theresa Crosno McCaskey. Congratulations April!78 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 80. How to Beat the tennistipsPlayer You’ve Never Beaten by dave rinebergI t happens all the time at the junior level, college level, club level and even on the professional level: there’s that one player that you lose to overand over again. What does that one player have thatmakes him/her so unbeatable for you? The answer is your opponent is feasting on. Changing to a higher or lower ball flight quickly changes your opponent’s timing which messes with their rhythm and causes unforced errors. Try that first before you start changing from your favorite winning shot combinations and allows you to hopefully feel less pressure from poor past performances and focus solely on the match at hand. Want to take it a step further? Never look at that unbeatable player’s face, only the body of a player, the racquet of a player and the ball hit by a player.really quite simple; it’s all in how your strokes and/or patterns that work against everyone else. When you come to the net to shake hands at the endshot selections seem to match up perfectly to what Next, take the identity of that unbeatable player of the match, you can say, “Oh hi. I didn’t realize I wasthat player likes to do, along with a slight mental out of the picture. Don’t think, “Oh no, I am playing playing you today!”block of some kind that occurs every time you look so and so tomorrow.” Instead think of how you want Soon you’ll BE that player who is on every oneacross the net and see your nemesis’ face. In order to to play the match. For example, think about how you else’s Can’t Beat list. Good Luck!win that match next time you play, you must make are going to go down the line more often off your Dave Rineberg is the Director of Tennis at The Royalsome changes in your mental approach to the match forehand because you usually only go crosscourt Palm Yacht & C.C. in Boca Raton. He has beenas well as in your strokes and shot selections. or how you are going to serve more into the body coaching ATP, WTA and top-level juniors in South First, before you see that player on the court as opposed to always going for the corners. Think Florida since 1989 and was the hitting coach foragain, try to work on some new shot selections, ball about how you’re going to mix in some slice or heavy Venus and Serena Williams from ’92-’99. Dave is theflights or patterns to change what seems to fit into topspin instead of just hitting your usual way. Think author of 3 published books: Venus & Serena, Myyour nemesis’ game plan. Often it’s the ball flight of only about what you want to do in the match and Seven Years as Hitting Coach; Recipe for the Tennisyour stroke more than the shot selection that’s what not about what he or she always does to you. This Player’s Soul & In Search of Dorothy.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 79
  • 81. mindmatters In Celebration of Girlfriends by dr. amy demner, ph.d., lmhcA typical greeting between women, whether they are friends or strangers, often sounds like this. “Love your hair.” “Thanks. Had it done in the shopping plazaacross the street. You’re shoes are awesome.” “Aren’t Most mothers of daughters can identify with this situation. One minute the girls are playing nicely then suddenly, they’re at odds. Unlike their male counterparts, who can punch each other and three seconds later be pals again, once girls start during recess. Why does this happen? The simple answer is that kids can be cruel. Watching the fickle dynamic of her friendships can be heartbreaking and often becomes worsethey great? Got them at DSW, two for the price of one.” bickering it’s usually time to take your sweet little when she enters middle school. Most likely this “Really?” angel home. happens when girls shift their need for parental “Yep, here’s a coupon.” As your daughter grows, so does the complexity approval and acceptance to their peers—especially Girls don’t just look at each other; they also look of her relationships. You drop her off at elementary from boys. Now your bright, beautiful, confidentout for each other. But it doesn’t always start out that school and watch as she runs to greet her best daughter is riddled with self-doubt. Her hair is tooway. The importance of female friendships tends to friend, giving her a great big hug. You smile as theygrow in value as we age. skip arm-and-arm into the building. When you curly. She’s too fat, too tall. Trying to be sympathetic Take for example this conversation between return at the end of the day, she climbs into the to your teenager becomes increasingly difficult fortoddlers. “Stop pulling my hair. I’m gonna tell my car and huffs. “I hate her!” she says as the tears roll after all, not only do you not understand—it’s allmommy!” down her checks. “But I thought you were the best your fault! Perplexed, you wonder how you became “You teeny, tiny baby. Bet you can’t even tie your of friends.” Silence. You ask her what happened and her by yourself like I can.” The little girl boasts she tells you that now, another classmate has taken Try as you might to relate your own experiencesas she struggles to make a loop. “See? Can too!” her place and they wouldn’t let her play with them during adolescence, the advent of social networking80 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 82. mindmatterslike texting and Facebook has added a wholenew dimension to the ways girls bully. While fewincidents have tragic results like the recent suicideof the 15-year-old girl who committed suicideas the result of merciless ridicule from her peers,the impact of being ostracized and tormented byfriends has far reaching impact. Many women I seefor counseling cite incidents that occurred duringmiddle school as the reason for current problemsin relationships or the point in time when they losttheir self-confidence. For many, college friendships with other womenprovide a source of enjoyment, closeness, andsafety. Instead of pulling each other’s hair, they’reholding it out of each other’s faces when they drinktoo much at a Frat party and … you know the rest.Here girls also learn the importance of watchingout for each other and make pacts to never leave aplace without their buddy. During their early twenties, friendships tend tobecome tenuous again as the perceived urgencyof landing the perfect career and mate mounts. Thepressure of competition often results in distrust oftheir former soul sisters. But this starts to change intheir thirties when women who have babies as wellas those who are single, band together again. Many women note that in their forties, femalefriendships take on new meaning. By this point,most have encountered situations like problemswith children, bumpy times in marriages, financialdifficulties, illness, or loss of parents which arehumbling experiences. Trust is rekindled andgirlfriends become confidents as well as welcomedsources of entertainment. There’s nothing betterthan a girl’s night out to help escape from theroutine and difficulties of everyday life. Plus, friendship is good for your physical andmental health. The next time your partner or childcomplain that you’re going out with your friends—again, let them know you’re lowering your heartrate, blood pressure, stress level, and improvingyour immune and digestive systems. On Mother’s Day, give your mom a hug, tell yourdaughter how amazing she is, thank your friendsfor their support, share a humorous childhoodmemory with your sister, take the first step inrepairing an estranged relationship by sending thisarticle ( andenjoy your special day.Dr. Amy Demner has more than 20 years ofexperience as a psychotherapist and boardcertified clinical sexologist. She works withindividuals, couples, and families needingsupport in child/teen problems, parenting,intimacy, stress, anger management, grief,divorce adjustment, anxiety, and depression. Herpractice is located at 5461 University Dr., Suite104, Coral Springs. 954.346.7066. You can visither website at SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 81
  • 83. nutrition Vacationing:news A Nutrition Survival Guide by pamela ofstein, ms, rd, ldnS ummer is on its way! And whether you are leaving on a jet plane, cruising rice with vegetables and a side salad). When in doubt, go for grilled or blackened items, salads, the seven seas, or simply taking the high road—when it comes to travel, fresh vegetables, and whole grains. Even youfood is always a part of the journey. Most of us tend to loosen up a bit when Cruisers can adhere to this one. There are plentyit comes to vacations and why not, we deserve to let go a bit and enjoy! of foods on the ships nowadays—enjoy the fresh seafood or grilled proteins along with a salad and But vacations are synonymous with overeating less likely you will pick-up something on-the-go vegetables, leaving less guilt when dessert comesor at the very least putting on a few pounds, but that isn’t as healthy. For the Road Trip, fill that around (you can always dance it off later!)you don’t necessarily have to take that route. For cooler with water, fruit, cheese sticks, wraps or Vacationing 101 - Not much really changesthose planning on a vacation—short or long—as sandwiches and drinkable yogurts (easy items (nutritionally) when it comes to the basics whilelong as you keep your meals and snacks balanced, to eat). If you are Flying High, bag up some 100 on vacation. Remember your eating out rules:your vacation should be more about having fun calorie low fat snacks—pretzels, rice cakes, and Skip those appetizers (or enjoy one as a mealand relaxing then counting calories. Here are trail mix (nuts and dried fruit). Leave the drinks to instead); Split a dish; Share the dessert with thesome simple tips to follow on your next vacation: the flight crew. family and enjoy a bite or two; Limit or skip items Pack, Pack, Pack! - Just like your clothes, you Pick Friendly Places - Good service is a must from the bread basket; Pick vegetables or saladwant to pack as many food items or snacks as but so are healthy menu options. Places that have as your can and bring them along with you. Simple a variety of items (verses say a fried food joint) Explore Your Surroundings - For some of usitems that are easy to take in a car, cooler, purse will enable you to pick foods that can provide vacations include some R&R while for others itor bag. The more snacks and items you bring, the a balanced meal (like grilled salmon, brown includes visiting with family, the outdoors, or sightseeing. Regardless who or where, the more you do physically the more it will offset any splurges you might enjoy. When planning out your time, think of ways to keep active and benefit from moving. Never get to the beach? Enjoy a walk along the tide. Cruising? Do one of their active excursions. Road Tripping? Walk the hike paths or sightsee on foot. Got to keep the blood flowing— no sitting around for you! Keep Drinking! - If nothing else, drink, drink, drink. Especially when it comes to vacationing— indoors (planes) or outdoors (hot sun), keeping hydrated is important. You may not realize just by your thirst that you need more fluid—especially in some of the dryer climates. When in doubt, drink some water. Following these tips on your next vacation can help you have a fun-filled trip without the added pounds and guilt! Happy Trails! Pamela Ofstein, a resident of Parkland’s Whittier Oaks, is a registered and licensed dietitian. In addition to being Director of Nutrition Services for in Fort Lauderdale, she contributes health related information to different media venues including magazines, radio, web videos, and television; and to local physicians and associations promoting health and well-being to the public sector. She can be reached at info@ PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 84. What You Need To lifelineKnow About Stroke by efrain salgado, m.d.S troke is the third leading cause of death following heart disease and cancer. stroke. The physician may also have a CT Scan of the head done to further investigate the type of Every year, more than 795,000 Americans suffer from a new or recurrent stroke stroke. If a blood clot is the cause of stroke, as it episode—that means that a stroke occurs every 40 seconds. Americans will most often is, a clot busting medication calledpay close to $70 billion in stroke-related medical costs this year alone. Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA) can be used A stroke or “brain attack” is damage to the brain headaches with no known cause. for treatment, but must be administered withinwhen blood supply to part of the brain is reduced A healthier lifestyle plays a big part in decreasing four and a half hours of the onset of symptoms. Soor completely stopped. Brain cells deprived of the chance of disability and death from stroke: when it comes to stroke, time IS of the essence.blood die and can no longer function because stop or don’t smoke; exercise regularly; control If you or someone with you has one or morethey stop getting oxygen and nutrients they need high blood pressure; maintain ideal body weight; of the above symptoms of stroke, don’t delay, callto function. Signs or symptoms of a stroke include limit alcohol intake; control cholesterol; improve 9-1-1 immediately.sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm eating habits; take medication as directed; controlor legs; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or diabetes and get regular check-ups. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Salgadounderstanding; sudden trouble seeing in one For those who have had a stroke, physical and at the Cleveland Clinic Stroke Center, pleaseor both eyes; trouble walking, dizziness, loss of neurological exams are performed immediately call 1.800.639.DOCTOR, or visit www.balance or coordination and sudden, severe to determine brain damage and the cause of for more information.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 83
  • 85. anewyou “Mommy Makeovers” Gaining Popularity by david j. levens, md, pa, facsP regnancy is the gift that just keeps on giving—in terms of maternal joy, anyway. But in terms of its typical effect on amommy’s figure, it’s the gift that just keeps on taking. Ideally, candidates for a “mommy makeover” should wait until they’re pretty certain they won’t have more children. Pregnancy is possible after a tummy tuck but positive effects can easily be are tiny and patients return to work/social activity in 2-3 days. Similarly, breast lift surgery requires longer incisions and slightly longer recovery times than simple breast augmentation. What else can a “mommy makeover” include?Exercise can’t correct stretched abdominal skin lost. After some breast procedures, nursing can beand separated abdominal muscles or the sagging compromised. A plastic surgeon can advise which Typical options include facial treatments such asbreasts sometimes associated with nursing. type of makeover is most appropriate. The goal is Botox or Dysport and various wrinkle fillers. Most Increasingly, moms are fighting back, opting for to choose the least invasive procedure(s) that will “mommy makeover” patients are between mid 30s and mid 50s. So if your post-pregnancy figure issurgical “mommy makeovers” to restore (or even correct the problem. undercutting your enthusiasm about Mother’s Day,improve upon) pre-pregnancy figures. Today’s most For example, a tummy tuck usually requires you might want to give yourself a gift that keepstypical “mommy makeovers” include a combination a long but low/bikini line incision and internal on giving, a “mommy makeover” tailored to yourof cosmetic breast surgery to lift and/or enlarge the sutures to tighten and narrow the fascia (tissue specific needs.breasts and an abdominal procedure to eliminate a that interconnects the muscles, which is oftenprotruding belly. If muscle tone has been retained stretched during childbirth.) The belly button is David J. Levens, MD, PA, FACS is a Columbiaand there is not much excess skin, liposuction of reestablished. University Medical School graduate, a Board-the belly and waist area can achieve this goal. If Most patients have moderate discomfort for 2-3 certified plastic surgeon, & former Chief of Surgerythe abdominal muscles became separated during days and return to work/social activity in 10-14 days, at Coral Springs Medical Center. In practice in Coralpregnancy and/or there is significant excess skin, a with no abdominal exercises for 6 weeks. However, Springs since ‘89, he can be reached at 954.752.1020tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is required. if only abdominal liposuction is required, incisions / PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 86. attheedgecontinued from page 10our “silly” banter would bind us back together. She’d tell me the ins and outs of what happened to her, and then giveme the same latitude. We were each other’s psychiatrist, cheerleader, alterego and devil’s advocate. That special relationship a mother has with a childwho has that same connection with her; fills space that no matter howwonderful the other people you love in your life are; turns into a scary, blackhole when they’re gone. Something you can never wrap your brain around… until it happens to you. No matter how full, how fun, how glorious yourworld is blessed enough to be, losing that one person you know would takea bullet for you, will fight your fights, steady your resolve and boost yourconfidence unconditionally, changes you. I bore people by telling them I wake up happy every day. It’s a choice andI CHOOSE to see the glass half full. But the truth is, I only feel that way 363days of the year. Ten years after I kissed her, told her I loved her and thankedher for being the most amazing mother any child could ask for, for the lasttime; I don’t wake up happy on her birthday in December or Mother’s Day.While I think of her every day for myriad reasons, on those days, I can’t stopthinking about her and what an enormous loss I still feel. I see people my age with their moms, SHOPPING together, diningtogether or just giggling and laughing the way we used to and I hopethey know how incredibly lucky they are, and wonder if they also wouldunderstand how much people like me yearn to change places. But I am so grateful. The reason I can see the glass half full is her. The reason I wake up happy the 363 days I do, is because of her and theway she chose, and taught me by example, to process the world. The reason I take the time for everyone who needs me is her. She’s also the reason my bedroom is this oozing, discom-boba-latedpersonal space piled high with unfinished projects, time-thwarted newones, books and magazines I’ve been meaning to read, and more sillymementos I cannot ever seem to part with. When she was told the most devastating news of her life, that she hadmaybe six months to live, she said words and showed courage that to thisday, make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. “Min,” she said, “I didmore than anyone ever thought I could or would. I was lucky enough to becherished and loved by a man I deeply loved ‘til death did us part. They toldme I could not bear children and I had not one, but two children I adoredand could not love or be loved by more. I traveled, and ate and shoppedand laughed and had the most incredible relationship with a daughterthat made MY life the most miraculous and meaningful journey anyonecould ever ask for. I have been one lucky woman. I wouldn’t have traded onemoment I shared with you for five more years on this planet.” That said on the day they told her she had six months to live. The reason why I am not afraid to live, really live my life, even if it doesn’tall work out the way I hoped and planned, is because of the gifts she gaveme; but it’s also the reason that writing this column, this month and everyMay hurts so much. Because after 10 years, I still miss her and what WEshared so desperately and why if offered the choice, I’d gladly give fiveyears of my life just to hear her say, “hey Min, it’s just your muth-a,” again. Kiss the people you love and who love you, now; life is short. Happy,HEALTHY Mother’s Day to you and yours. PublisherPARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 85
  • 87. higherpower Helping Those Who Could Have Helped Themselves? So many people today are having financial problems—many because of their excessive lifestyles and using their home equity as virtual ATMs, never thinking there’d be a day of reckoning. Many of thepastor jeff beebe “over-extended” are now turning to friends and family who lived differently and scrimped, saved and were frugal to ensure their future financial well-being. Is it selfish to deny them assistance? Or do the people who saved have a right to protect their future and just say no? Giving to Those in Need When we give from our hearts in the name of the Risen Christ we are giving of ourselves. When we are conscripted By Jeff Beebe, former Pastor of Meadow Park Church of by government to redistribute to the institutions that Parkland are failing us that is sinful. Those of us who live frugally and work hard for our family’s future have a need to give This is a great topic. Is it selfish for those who have to those who cannot fend for themselves. We have no overspent and overindulged to seek help from those similar need to give to a government to prop up special who have been frugal. Further, is it selfish to deny these interests that they may deem worthy. That is not charity,rabbi mark gross people assistance? Our dear Associate Editor, Kristan Bond, it is coercion. either organizes these topics or thinks them up herself. We Unmerited grace is a gift we have been given. It is a ‘Squadders owe Kristan a real shout out for her excellent, gift we need to pass on to others in need. It is the duty of insightful work. [Editor’s note: The credit for this topic goes to every Christian to give sacrificially to those in need. This another “Lifer” this month … I just hit the forward button this is the example of the life of Christ. This giving should be time! —Kristan Bond] done in a planned, organized and generous way. As the Our community is not known for its sense of modesty. institutions around us lurch and fail, we must also begin Every day I see a steady stream of Mercedes Benz, BMW, to seek alternatives that make better use of our time and and high end SUV’s parade past empty or foreclosed money as well. Now, gentlemen of the ‘Squad … spread it houses. We are a bubble community built on easy credit around a little … and propelled (until recently) by the Greater Fool theoryrabbi richard polirer of home equity and resale’s. Flipping has been replaced There is Hope by flopping. Some of my neighbors have just walked away from their mortgages and abandoned their houses. All the By Rabbi Mark Gross of Temple Beth Orr (954.753.3232) while the government has feverishly tried to re-inflate the housing bubble by buying $1.25 trillion worth of mortgages From the perspective of people of faith, the simple and sending the national debt into the stratosphere. answer is: “yes, but.” Our “yes” reflects the core value that We, as a people, are beginning to lose faith in the cutting loose those close to us in need represents an institutions upon which we rely as a society. The county immoral abdication of our obligations. and state governments spend our money like its water One salient text is the passage in Leviticus 25 which and constantly demand more. Public pension funds are stipulates that any portion of the ancestral holding which bankrupting us. The feds are pushing enormous healthcare has been sold off by a relative of reduced means is to be reform (Medicaid) costs on the states while our politicians bought back by any kinsman with deeper pockets. It isn’t lament that Guam may tip over at any moment. Does any important that few of us have ancestral holdings anymore; of this make sense? what matters is that this is one of many verses in Hebrew The point of all this is that we are losing our faith in the Scripture that defines our close relationship with family by institutions that we have set up as icons and have funded describing each of us as go’eil, a term which literally means with gold plated pensions and benefits. The taxpayer is “redeemer.” The intimation here is that the mutual claim not the beneficiary of these institutions, the institutions we and our family and friends have upon one another themselves are. We just pay the bills. sometimes comes with a price tag. 86 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 88. higherpower However, it will be recalled that there was a short translation of, “La Cigale et la Fourmi,” par every person favorably”; “Do not judge your fellow“but” in our answer, as well. That is because our Jean de la Fontaine: until you have stood in his place.”obligation to help is not without condition. The Grasshopper having sung Be fair and deliberate in legal decision - “Be Specifically, our duty to assist those close to us All the summer long, thorough in examining witnesses, and watchin need presupposes that they are unfortunate Found herself lacking food what you say, so they do not learn from you howvictims of circumstance, and not profligate When the North Wind began its song … to lie”; “On three things does the world stand: Onwastrels who have willfully dug themselves a hole She went complaining of hunger justice, truth, and peace.”and then expect someone else to pull them out To the Ant’s home, her neighbor, The time for action is now - “If not now,of it. There’s a world of difference between Cousin Begging there for a loan … when?”; “The main thing is not study, but doing.”Sam, whose prudent business plan could not have “What did you do all summer? ... And my personal favorite - There are fourforeseen the current economic contraction, and “Night and day I sang ... types of people: One who says, “What is mine isCousin Theo, who racked up mega-debt on Master “You sang? ... Now, it’s time to dance.” yours, and what is yours is mine” is a boor. OneCard with a Club Med vacation he knew he could I am reminded of this nasty little fable every who says, “What is mine is mine, and what is yoursnever cover even in the best of times. The first time I hear of people’s unpleasant reactions to is yours”—this is a middling characteristic; buttime Theo calls at 2am, asking you to bail him out those who lived the high life on borrowed money others say that this is the character of a Sodomite.of the drunk tank, you pretty much have a familial during the halcyon days of the Pax Americana One who says, “What is mine is yours, and what isobligation to head down to the stationhouse with (or is it POX Americana?), and are now stone cold yours is yours” is pious. And one who says, “What isplastic in hand; the third or fourth time it happens, broke. Naturally, they turn to friends and family for mine is mine, and what is yours is mine” is wicked.however, even in the closest of families you’re not surcease and succor, and all they get is “get lost, The ant, in turning away the grasshopper in thejust allowed but encouraged to leave him there to sucker.” fable, is a Sodomite, which is a real edgy way ofsleep it off in the particular bed he has made for Now, is that any way to talk to a fellow human saying, an inhospitable person. At least, that’s howhimself. being? the rabbis of old saw it. And we should see it in On the other hand, we should recall that, during If I were to instruct M. de la Fontaine and those the same way. La Fontaine was way off the mark,the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem, Jeremiah who would turn on family and friends whose methinks.responded without question when his cousin earlier profligate ways have yielded to despair in Maybe Monsieur Marshal had a point after all.ChanamEl urged the prophet to buy his field in these lean times, I would quote a quaint Jewishtheir home village of ‘Anatot. We will never know book called Pirke Avot, the Chapters or Ethicswhy Jeremiah’s cousin needed those 27 shekels of the Fathers, to find a perfect riposte to thein such a hurry—whether it was to recover from triumphalism of the ant in that fabulous fabulist’sa business deal gone bad, or to cover a gambling fable.debt, or simply to have some ready cash in hands “The Fundamental Principles,” AKA Pirke Avot, iswhen the invaders finally broke through the a veritable handbook of maxims and aphorismswalls—and it shouldn’t matter to us, either. What regarding living an ethical life. Among many otheris important is that the prophet responds to the things, we are taught to:need of the moment expressed by one close to Show kindness to others - “Your house shouldhim. God turns this small bit of family business be open wide, and you should make the poorinto a gesture of affirmation, reassuring a nation members of your household”; “Meet every personfaced with impending disaster that “there is hope with graciousness.”for your future.” Respect the other person - “What is hateful to Whether in the final analysis there is hope for you, do not do to your fellow”; “The evil eye, theeach of us, may depend very strongly on how evil inclination, and hatred of men, drive a personmuch cause we have to extend hope to each out of the world.”other. Respect yourself - “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?”“La Cigale et la Fourmi,” par Seek peace - “Be amongst the students of Aaron: Love peace and pursue peace. Love peopleJean de la Fontaine or Be A and bring them close to Torah.”Mensch! Take precaution to avoid transgressions - “Make a fence for the Torah.”By Rabbi Richard Polirer of Congregation Beth Be humble - “Do not separate yourself from theHillel in Margate (954.255.6406) community, and do not be sure of yourself until your day of death”; “Let all your deeds be for the When Monsieur Marshal taught us French, he sake of Heaven.”had us memorize all kinds of inane poetry, en Be careful with speech - “Say little and doFrancais. He said that we would need it someday; much”; “Do not say something that cannot bewe said that he was cracked, mal a la tete. understood, thinking it will be understood later.” Well, folks, today is someday, so here goes a Do not leap to judge another person - “JudgePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 87
  • 89. LOOKING GOOD! pet’splace Grooming Tips for a Happy and Healthy Pet by penny kupferberg consider having a veterinarian clean the ears.G rooming is an important part of your pet’s health. You should start However, you can clean the ears safely and easily regular grooming when you bring your new pet home. You can if you follow these steps: Take a bottle of ear start by purchasing a quality brush and get your pet used to being cleanser and apply a small amount of cleanserhandled. Make sure to give your pet lots of praise for holding still and soon into the ear and then massage the ear canal gently. Let the dog shake his head, then take athey’ll learn to enjoy the extra attention. cotton ball and clean the debris out of the ear. Brushing helps remove dead hair and dirt, when his coat gets dirty or begins to smell. Don’t forget to wipe out all of the little nooksprevents matting, helps stimulate the blood When bathing your dog, make sure to rinse all and crannies on the ear. It is safest to clean onlysupply to the skin and gives your pet a healthier the soap out of the coat. the parts of the ear you can see. After cleaningand shinier matt-free coat. Cleaning your dog’s ears may look easy, but it the ears, it is a good idea to offer a treat. This will Bathing your dog regularly is important. is more difficult than you think. Dogs have long help make the next ear cleaning session a littleThe need for bathing depends on the breed ear canals and improper cleaning can result in smoother.of the dog, his skin type and hair coat, owner ruptured eardrums, pain or lacerations of the Brushing your dog’s teeth once a day is onepreference and just how dirty your pet gets. A canal. If the ears are infected, they may be too of the best ways to prevent dental disease. Startgood rule of thumb is to bathe your pet only painful for you to clean at home. You should continued on page 11888 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 90. lifetimes/pets Roxy is an adorable 5-month-old Doxie mix. She weighs only 11 lbs. and is housetrained, socialized with other pets, and very loving and loyal. Spayed, vaccinated, micro-chipped and de-wormed, she is perfect and completely ready for her forever home! Please fill out an application at www.chesed-rescue. org or call 561.213.5773 for more info. by kristan bond Karma is a beautiful, black & white, long-haired female, approx. 2-years-old. Found wonderingN the streets, she was finally rescued. PURRfect, this ational Pet Week is May 2-8 and Mother’s Day is May 9! girl is sweet as sweet can be, and is so deserving Coincidence? We think not! Pets need mommies too, so while of a new home where she’ll receive the love she so you’re celebrating the human-animal bond and practicing kindly shares with others.responsible pet ownership during National Pet Week, consider openingyour heart and home to a loving cat or dog this Mother’s Day! Your new Contact Nicole at Beyond Nine Cat Rescue at 954.303.7958 or visit“baby” will thank you for a lifetime! Katee is almost too cute for words! A playful Molly is a 5-month-old, tri-color mix weighing 9-week-old, black & white domestic short hair 28lbs. Even though she’s still a pup, she’s very mix. She weighs 1lb & loves to LOVE. Whether it’s eager to learn. Molly is full of energy & loves to sleeping, eating or just cuddling, she loves every play, so if you have an active family, Molly will fit second of it! Katee will enjoy your company just as right in! HURRY! Molly’s ID # is 373973. much as you’ll enjoy hers! ID # 378610. Contact the Humane Society of Broward County Humane Society of Broward County, Ft. Lauderdale: in Ft. Lauderdale at 954.989.3977 or visit www. 954.989.3977 / continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 89
  • 91. lifetimes/petscontinued from previous page Dolly is truly an angel. She was caring for Missy is a grey & white, spayed, female a litter of kittens after their mother died. tabby with beautiful markings. Left in the The kittens had eye infections which Dolly wild to fend for herself until rescued by a caught, and she lost her eye… but not caring neighbor, she is about 9-months- her loving spirit! Dolly is very healthy now old and has a wonderful personality! Missy and deserves a very special home where loves to be held & give head bumps; her someone will take care of her for a change! Black Jack is a big boy weighing 23 lbs. but way of saying I love you. She also likes to She’s 2-years-old, spayed & good with other despite his size, he’s such a gentleman! He’s roll on her back and have someone rub her cats (obviously!). an extremely laid back cat whose favorite belly. What a sweetheart! activity is napping! He gets the occasional Contact Tri County Humane Society, 21287 burst of energy & zooms around the room, Contact Debbie at Beyond Nine Cat Rescue at Boca Rio Rd., Boca Raton, at 561.482.8110 or (which is adorable) but for the most part he 954.348.3858 or visit visit just wants a comfy place to love & be loved. Black Jack likes attention from time to time, Indie is about but does not generally go out of his way to 16-months-old seek it, preferring you come to him. Just look and full grown at him … how can you not fall in love?! at about 45 lbs. She’s believed to Contact Cats Exclusive, Inc., 6350 W. Atlantic be a Plott hound Blvd., Margate, at 954.975.8349 or visit www. with a little lab Dixie is 2 & full grown at about 45 pounds. mixed in … just She was picked up as a stray and is believed as sweet and to be an Italian Greyhound mix. Dixie is a gentle as can be. great family dog who LOVES kids & other She’s housebroken, walks well on a leash, dogs (not cats though). In fact, she wiggles loves to go on car rides & behaves so well all over when she sees kids & other dogs, in the home when left alone. Her rescuers and loves sharing her toys! The folks at call her an “instant companion” as she’ll Grateful Paws say she’s the BEST dog they’ve need little or no training. She loves people & had in their rescue in a long time! other dogs, but a home without cats. E-mail Grateful Paws Rescue for an E-mail Grateful Paws Rescue for an application: application: Macy got her name because she was found Joey is a 5-year-old, neutered, male, on the loading dock of a Macy’s Department Siamese mix who is front declawed. He’s store giving birth! She’s happy & healthy, as absolutely stunning with beautiful blue are her OUTRAGEOUSLY beautiful two little eyes and markings common to the breed. girls, Cashmere & Silk, who are also up for Joey is SO special & social & loves attention! adoption. Macy is a sweet, small cat with Also very affectionate, he loves to take care an odd meow, & is only now turning one! of other cats! You won’t believe how cool (A reminder to have your pets spayed & he is. If you desire a handsome fellow to be neutered!) your pal, Joey is your man! Contact Cats Exclusive, Inc., 6350 W. Atlantic Contact Maryanne at Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Blvd., Margate, at 954.975.8349 or visit www. at 954.242.9921 or visit beyondninecatrescue. org.90 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 92. lifetimes/pets Senior Adoption Program Studies prove having a pet can help lower your The pet you adopt will blood pressure and keep you active. If you’re over be spayed or neutered 60 and want to adopt a dog three years of age or before going home, older, or a cat six months of age or older, you may given preliminary qualify for the Senior Scholarship Program at the vaccinations, a micro- Humane Society of Broward County that allows chip and registration, Olivia the cat is waiting for her new forever home Faith is a beautiful 12-year-old senior dog. seniors to adopt a dog for just $50 and cats for $35. 14 day limited health- After spending her entire life with a family, Stop by the shelter located at 2070 Griffin Rd. to care courtesy of VCA Animal Hospitals, a bag of she ended up at Animal Control, and just check out the wonderful animals up for adoption or Purina ONE pet food, & a heartworm test or feline before she was scheduled to be put down, call 954.989.3977 and press 3 for adoptions or visit leukemia test. Find your forever friend today! a wonderful person came to her rescue and is fostering her until she finds a loving home where Faith can live out the rest of her senior years. Faith is loving, affectionate, walks great on a leash and loves to give kisses! She’s a very spunky and energetic senior, but would do best in a home without small dogs because it’s just too much activity for her. Call Kathy at 305.401.4693 or Cira Leslie at 305.978.0059 to meet Faith. Bentley is a small, 6-year-old boxer (53 lbs). He was found roaming the streets in Hollywood. His previous owners didn’t take care of him, and a really bad ear infection took his hearing. Bentley is very sweet, playful and loves to go on walks. He’s housebroken, neutered, up-to- date on all shots, is on monthly heartworm medication and is microchipped. Bentley would do best in a home where he can be the only pet. Due to his hearing loss and his bad experience on the streets, he can sometimes get defensive toward other animals. But this way all of his love and affection will be directed toward his human friends! Call Candice at 786.266.1273 or 954.442.8260 to meet Bentley.Paws for the Cause – May 18 Bring your leashed, well-behaved dogs toMax’s Grille, Mizner Park, Downtown Boca Ratonfor a fun-filled evening benefitting the Tri CountyHumane Society in Boca Raton. The Paws for theCause fundraiser May 18 is from 6-8:30pm and whileyou & your pets enjoy the outside bar and lounge,you’ll also have a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes.$10 members, $20 visitors, $35 join & attend whichincludes cocktail & hors d’oeuvres. 21 & over; upscaleattire. Paws for the Cause hosts monthly social eventsbenefiting the Tri County Humane Society’s no-killshelter. Visit for more info.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 91
  • 93. “ Any nation that does not honor its heroes, will not long endure.“ —Abraham LincolnThis Memorial Day, while we enjoy a three day weekend of grilling with friends and family, trips to the beach, and taking theopportunity to relax, don’t forget the true reason we celebrate every year—to commemorate the U.S. men and women who lost theirlives while serving in the military. These brave souls made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, so raise your flag high, say a prayerof thanks and maybe even join your community at one of our local remembrance ceremonies.Coral Springs Legion Post 170 invite you on Memorial Day, May Cemetery, 449 SW 4th Ave., Boca Raton. CS’ annual Memorial Day ceremony honors 31, to remember those who gave their lives to Speeches by local veteran groups, music byarea veterans for their commitment and service protect ours. This heartfelt Ceremony takes place the Boca Raton Community HS Band and theto our country, May 31 at Veterans Park, 8601 at Veterans Park, 3550 Lyons Rd. at 10am and Coastmen Chorus, and drills by the Boca RatonRoyal Palm Blvd. beginning at 9am. features dignitaries and guest speakers, the CC Community High School NJROTC and New Join your friends and neighbors in honoring Police Department Honor Guard and the CC High Young Patriots are some of the highlights.all the veterans and their families who gave School Jr. R.O.T.C. Refreshments served after the That evening, head on over to Mizner Parkand continue to give so much so we can ceremony. In the case of inclement weather, the Amphitheater at 7pm for the “Summer Musicenjoy our freedom! Check out the city’s event event moves to the CC Recreation Complex, 4455 in the Park” series featuring the New Gardenscalendar at or call Sol Press Blvd. For more info call 954.545.6670. Band and Robert Sharon Chorale performing954.345.2200 for info. patriotic music. The amphitheater is on Federal Boca Raton Highway, just south of Glades Road.Coconut Creek A Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony Both events are FREE to attend. Call The City of Coconut Creek and the American begins 9am, Memorial Day at the Boca Raton 561.393.7806 selection 2 for info. Beautiful Homes Deserve Beautiful Windows windows to walls A HUNTER DOUGLAS SHOWCASE PRIORITY DEALER • Blinds • Shutters • Duettes • Silhouettes • Solar Shades • Drapery • Bedding Valances • Pillows • Cornices • Wallpaper • Extensive Line of Fabrics & Trims Enhancing Parkland & Coral Springs Homes for over 21 years. COMPLIMENTARY WINDOW DESIGN SERVICE. EXPERT INSTALL AT COMPETITIVE PRICES Riverside Square • 8204 Wiles Rd • Coral Springs (954) 344-4557 • Fax (954) 344-121892 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 95. messagefromthechief cityscopecontinued from page 52 continued from page 50 Deputy Wentland contacted the Pompano boat for approximately SIX hours attempting to March 17 Commission MeetingBeach District and asked that a Deputy go to the reach the boat ramp before they were located and Commission Recognizes Police and Firehome of the vehicle’s owner. It was confirmed rescued. This rescue was a direct result of Deputy Employees of the Year - Detective Sergeant Jeffthat the owner, William Nicholson and his elderly Wentland’s actions. Cirminiello from BSO Parkland and Captain Juanbrother-in-law had left for a boating venture at Needless to say, Deputy Wentland’s perception Cardona from the Coral Springs Fire Department8am that morning and had not yet returned. and his persistence paid big dividends. I have no were recognized as police employee of the year Fearing for the safety of these two men, Deputy doubt that, but for his actions, these two men may and firefighter of the year respectively. BothWentland notified the Federal U.S. Fish and have met a much different ending to this story. received proclamations from the City CommissionWildlife Commission and requested a watercraft Congratulations on a job well done! to recognize their assist looking for the men. Aviation was also Waste Services Added to Tax Bill - Thecalled in to assist in the search. Later that evening, Parkland District Police Chief Paul O’Connell is a 30 commission unanimously approved an agreementthe victims were located in their boat which had Year Police Veteran & a member of the Florida Bar with the Broward County Property Appraiser’slost engine power earlier in the day deep in the since 1992. He can be reached at 954.753.5050 or office to add the waste services fees to the taxEverglades. The men had been paddling their bill. This is part of an agreement between the City of Parkland and Waste Management. The city renegotiated the waste services contract with Waste Management and agreed to have the residents billed through their tax bill as opposed to being billed directly by Waste Management. This will save Waste Management on billing costs and “In return the residents will get a $0.20 per month reduction on their bills and can save as much as 4% depending on when they pay their tax bills. Additionally, bulk pick up will increase from 6 to 12 times per year.” will also raise the collection rate adding to Waste Management’s revenues. In return the residents will get a $0.20 per month reduction on their bills and can save as much as 4% depending on when they pay their tax bills. Additionally, bulk pick up will increase from 6 to 12 times per year. Mayor Michael Udine commented on the agreement stating, “This one’s good for everybody.” Field Use Clarification - The commission unanimously agreed to a clarification of Parkland’s field usage policy. Currently it states that permits must be issued if more than 10 people are playing on a field. Commissioner Moskowitz was concerned that a group of Parkland kids who just want to have a pickup game on an empty field are getting kicked off the fields because they don’t have a permit. Mayor Michael Udine agreed, “We want to have some flexibility when six young children are playing softball or 11 young children are having fun so they don’t get snared in bureaucracy and can’t use the field.” The commission unanimously agreed that Parkland kids should not have to get permits to play on their sports fields. City Manager Caryn Gardner Young said the commission did not have to amend anything because this was just a clarification of the policy already in place. She said, “We are defining the father and son rule as that. We are clarifying what we already had.”94 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 96. funnyboneThings That Make You LaughNow Hear THIS Confronted with the same problem, the Israelis used a pencil. Morty visits the veterinarian in Boca Raton andsays, “My dog has a problem.” The doctor replies, Geography LESSON“So tell me about the dog’s problem.” Geography of a Woman “First you should know, he’s a Jewish dog. His Between 18 and 22, a woman is like Africa—name is Irving and he can talk,” says Morty. “He can half discovered, half wild, fertile and naturallytalk?” the doubtful doctor asks. “Watch this!” Morty beautiful!points to the dog and commands: “Irving, Fetch!” Between 23 and 30, a woman is like Europe— Irving, the dog, begins to walk toward the well-developed and open to trade, especially fordoor, then turns around and demands, “So why something of real value.are you talking to me like that? You order me Between 31 and 35, a woman is like Spain—veryaround like I’m nothing. And you only call me hot, relaxed, and convinced of her own beauty.when you want something. And then you make Between 36 and 40, a woman is like Greece—me sleep on the floor, with my arthritis. You give gently aging, but still a warm and desirable placeme this fahkahkta food with all the salt and fat, to visit.and you tell me it’s a special diet. It tastes like Between 41 and 50, a woman is like Greatdreck! YOU should eat it yourself! And do you Britain—with a glorious and all-conquering past.ever take me for a decent walk? NO, it’s out of the Between 51 and 60, a woman is like Israel—house, a short pish, and right back home. Maybe if has been through war, doesn’t make the sameI could stretch out a little, the sciatica wouldn’t kill mistakes twice, and takes care of so much! I should roll over and play dead for Between 61 and 70, a woman is like Canada—real for all you care!” cool, self-preserving, but open to meeting new The doctor is amazed. “This is people.remarkable! What could be the problem?” After 70, she becomes Tibet—wildly beautiful,Morty says, “Obviously, he has a hearing problem! with a mysterious past and the wisdom of theI said ‘Fetch’, not ‘Kvetch’.” ages .... an adventurous spirit and a thirst forOld Friends spiritual knowledge. Two elderly gentlemen had played cards Geography of a Mantogether for a long time and naturally had come Between 1 and 80, a man is like Iran—ruled byto know each other pretty well. So one day during nuts.the game of cards one gentleman suddenly The End.looked up at the other and said, “I realize that wehave known each other for a long time, but for the The Wrong E-Maillife of me I cannot remember your name. Would A couple from Minneapolis decided toyou please tell me your name again?” go to Florida for a long weekend to thaw For a few minutes there was silence before the out from a cold winter. They plannedother gentlemen responded “how soon do you to stay at the same hotel where theyneed to know?” — Submitted by Joseph Bianculli, spent their honeymoon 20 years before.Parkland Because both had jobs, they found it difficultWriting in Space to coordinate their travel schedules, so it was decided that the husband would fly to Florida When NASA first planned to send up astronauts, on a Thursday, and his wife would follow himthey quickly discovered that ball-point pens would the next day.not work in zero gravity. Upon arriving as planned, the husband checked To combat the problem, NASA scientists spent a into the hotel. In his room there was a computerdecade and $1.2 billion to develop a pen that writes so he decided to send an email to his wife backin zero gravity, upside down, underwater, on almost in Minneapolis. However, he accidentally left outany surface including glass, and at temperaturesranging from below freezing to 300 Celsius. continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 95
  • 97. funnybone continued from previous page one letter in her address, and sent the e-mail, without realizing his error. In Houston, a widow had just returned from her husband’s funeral. The dearly departed was a minister who had been called home to glory following a heart attack. The widow checked her e-mail, expecting messages from relatives and friends. Upon reading the first message, she fainted. The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read: To: My Loving Wife. Subject: I’ve Arrived You’re probably surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now and you are allowed to send e-mails to your loved ones. I’ve just arrived and checked in. I see that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. P. S. Sure is hot down here! To Be a Mom Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, “I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed.” She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches, rinsed the corn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table, and set up the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes into the dryer, sewed on a loose button, picked up the newspapers strewn on the floor and the game pieces left on the table, and put the telephone book back into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket, hung up a towel to dry, wrote a note to the teacher, and counted out some cash for the kids’ field trip. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope, and wrote a quick reminder for the grocery store. She put some water into the dog’s dish, put the cat outside, and then made sure the doors were locked. Mom washed her face, put on moisturizer, and brushed and flossed her teeth. Her husband called, “I thought you were going to bed.” “I’m on my way,” she replied. She looked in on each of the children, turned off a bedside lamp, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks in the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the older one, who was up doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm, laid out clothes for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack, and added three chores to her list of things to do the next day. About that time, her husband turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular, “I’m going to bed,” and he did. Reflection By Charlotte Koss I always hoped I’d look like Mom, someday when I grow old, with rosy cheeks, so finely lined exactly in her mold. I wished my hair would turn like hers, the auburn streaked with gray, crowning me with dignity, a little more each day. Then suddenly, this morning, as I brushed my hair in place, “Mom” peered out from the mirror, and we stood there, face to face! God heard my prayer and fashioned me an image from the past. I only wish—this once—He hadn’t answered me so fast!96 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 98. R E A D E R S’ RESOURC EfunnyboneMother’s Milk 3. It is always available as needed. 4. It is always at the right temperature. Students in an advanced biology class were 5. It is inexpensive.taking a mid term exam. The last question was: 6. It bonds the child to the mother, and vice“Name seven advantages of mother’s milk,” versa.worth 70 points or none at all. And then, the student was stuck. Finally, just One student who had also partied the before the bell indicating the end of the testnight before, was hard put to think of seven rang, he wrote:advantages. 7. It comes in such cute containers. He finally wrote: (He got an “A.”) 1. It is a perfect formula for the child. 2. It provides immunity against several Somethin’ Made You Laugh recently? Send it to usdiseases. at PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 97
  • 99. inthespirit by franklin reider I n today’s economy, buying wines that are financially accessible without sacrificing quality has become an art. How do you discover a great wine that’s affordable as opposed to a cheap wine that tastes it? Many of us who Los Vascos Chardonnay 2009 from Chile - “Velvety, long and lusty, like an ocean breeze in summer.” Rothschild Winery, $12 appreciate great quality in wine either cannot or do not want to spend too much for that quality. In my book, Wines of Passion: The Best of South Red America, I discuss at length how to find terrific Montes Alpha Pinot value in wines that will not break the bank. Noir D.O. Leyda 2007 For a number of reasons, the terrific wines from from Chile - “Silky, South America are priced far below what they languid, fabulous taste of would cost if their price were based solely on blackberries, only second quality: favorable exchange rates, less expensive harvest, subtle and delicious.” $16 labor, less expensive land, names that are hard to remember coupled with a tradition that Pascual Toso Malbec 2008 encompasses a much shorter number of years in from Argentina - “Smooth comparison to the great wines of Europe and the with layers of berries, big, United States. complex, special.” $12 Drinking wonderful wine IS an affordable Emiliana Novas Syrah 2005 pleasure these days. So this Mother’s Day, I bring from Chile - “Hard to find you a short list of some of my personal favorites, with but very special! Intense anecdotal notes from my book on each selection: purple, smooth and sensual, very mild oak finish, wonderful!!” $18 if you can find it. White Trapiche Broquel TerrazasTorrontes Reserva 2008 from Argentina - Bonarda 2007 from “Muted taste of grapefruit and minerals, surprisingly Argentina - complex, elegant, and very refreshing. Up there “Round and inviting, with the best French Chablis.” $16 pair with Italian meat and pasta. Outstanding.” $14 Loma Larga Sauvignon Almancaya 2007 from Blanc 2008 from Chile - Argentina -“Maybe THE best “Perhaps the best buy in the world, Rothschild Sauvignon Blanc from subsidiary; blend of Malbec Chile, only 600 cases and Cabernet Sauvignon, made, sensuous and divine, like velvet.” $16 smooth, almost dreamlike.” $15 continued on page 11898 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 100. Amici’s Pizzeria-Café, 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd. A-17, do their best to keep you coming back 6am-5pm. many of Anny’s specialties not found anywhere Coconut Creek (Westcreek Plaza). 954.428.4911. All major credit cards accepted. NOW delivery else. Her food is magic! Try her Tofu Vegetable Co-owners Craig available!!! ($10 minimum.) PLEASE tell them in Coconut Soup or the Seafood Combo Panang Valvo and Jairo Velandia invite you to come Parkland/CS Life sent you!! Curry!! Anny boasts that she prepares the best on in and enjoy the best pizza in town. They Chicken Peanut Sauce, Shrimp Volcano & Panang promise to serve you fresh and delicious food Anny’s Thai & Sushi Restaurant, 10288 W. Sample Curry anywhere. And her devoted patrons agree. made with quality ingredients in a comfortable Rd., CS. 954.575.7900, 954.575.7060. Entering There are many preparations to choose from here. and casual atmosphere with a smile. From their Anny’s Thai & Sushi Restaurant, you instantly take You can have your choice of meat, chicken or fish crisp and delicious New York style pizzas, to their in the beautiful hues of blue that set the tone. prepared for your taste. Anny is always around to unique specialty pizzas (the Nonna’s pizza is Decorated with Thai art accented by colorful help you select should you have trouble deciding. divine), to the BEST Sicilian pizza this side of the orchids (which is Anny’s other passion besides Don’t forget to try the fried ice cream or Thai sticky Atlantic, pizza is definitely perfection at Amici’s. cooking), you’re then greeted by the lovely owner rice for dessert. Beer and wine served. Anny’s is They also serve panini made fresh daily with a and then it hits home—Anny is the former owner & open for lunch Mon.-Fri., 11am-3pm. Thai and side of their signature orzo salad, a variety of chef of Jasmine Thai. She has worked her magic and Sushi lunch specials starting at $6.95. Dinner: salads, “homemade” Italian desserts, espresso, transformed this place on Sample Rd. & brought Mon.-Thurs., 4:30-10pm; Fri. & Sat., 4:30-11pm; cappuccino and much more. With almost 40 the same wonderful food to our neighborhood. As Sun. 4:30-10pm. Dinners (take out or eat in) start years experience, Chef Frank D’Aiuto prepares the one of Broward’s most highly regarded Thai chefs at $12.95 & include a salad or soup or California freshest, most authentic Italian dishes from family for over 25 years, Anny’s talents and touches are Roll. All major credit cards accepted. Please tell the recipes brought with him from his native Sicily. everywhere. Come in for the freshest sushi & sit adorable Anny Parkland/CS Life sent you! www. “Amici” (Italian for friends) Craig and Jairo, along at the beautiful little bar or relax at a table in the with their wives, Tiffany and Stefanie, will make elegant dining room. Wherever you sit you can sure your experience is a pleasant one and will order from a well designed, creative menu offering continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 99
  • 101. restaurantguide continued from previous page Bagel Bagel Café, 6370 St. Rd. 7, Ste. 100, Coconut Creek (Regency Lakes Plaza), 954.427.7912. This is not grandma’s bagel joint! They have a unique, universally appealing & carefully crafted menu presented in a fun, hi-tech environment w/free Wi-Fi, an impressive sound system & 6 flat screen TVs! The name might say typical bagel & deli shop, but this place has SO much more! With over 50 specialty lunch/dinner sandwiches, wraps & salads on the menu, & over 20 breakfast-oriented sandwiches, wraps & melts, Bagel Bagel Café has something for everyone. Famous lunch items include the Wine & Cheese, RBCC & Mad American; breakfast items include their oh-so-popular Hot Ham & Tomato Melt; a classic Bacon, Egg & Cheese Bagel & the Sausage Wrap with ketchup or salsa. YUM! And the coffee program is over the top. When you order “a cuppa” here, it’s no regular Joe (unless you are a purist of course). Here you can transform the daily grind into your “star” studded fantasy! Flavored & non-flavored lattes & cappuccinos, espresso, macchiato, iced & frozen drinks including a fabulous Frozen Hot Chocolate & various fruit smoothies. Buh-bye regular bagels, hello Bagel Bagel! Open 7 days, 6am-5pm. All major credit cards accepted. NOW delivery available!!! ($10 minimum.) PLEASE tell them Parkland/CS Life sent you!! Bagel Hut Restaurant, 4877 Coconut Creek Parkway, (Coconut Creek Plaza at Lyons & Coconut Creek Pkwy); 954.975.3442. Bagel Hut offers THE best breakfast and lunch all served by the friendliest and most professional service staff around! They have been in business for almost 30 years and offer daily breakfast and lunch specials with the most delicious cake served FREE throughout the day. Bagel Hut is a great casual place to sit down and enjoy some classic American food. The atmosphere is informal and relaxed, perfect for your morning breakfast or afternoon lunch. Their prices are generally lower than most while maintaining a higher quality. Catering and deli take-out are also available. Their platters will make any function a great success. Stop in and try their delicious bagels, spreads, salads, meats and all of their other fine items off the deli menu. And check out their awesome BUY 1 Get 1 FREE offers in their ad!! Hours are Mon.-Fri. 7am-3pm; Saturday from 7am-2:30 pm; & Sunday from 7am-2pm. All major credit cards are accepted. Bagels With Deli, 7111 N. St. Rd. 7, Parkland (NW Corner of Hillsboro & 441). 954.510.0205 / 954.510.0207. It is all about the bagels & in true New York style, the bagels from Bagels With Deli are their own secret recipe handmade & baked EVERYDAY in their Delray store. Crusty outside & soft in the center, many claim this bagel is the best in SoFla. But this place is more than bagels; it’s everything from breakfast sandwiches, salads & deli sandwiches & so much more. Choose one of the 8 BEGGEL-WICHES, fried or scrambled eggs with many toppings on a bagel, homemade Kaiser roll or wrap & you have a complete breakfast. All muffins & sweets are baked in-house. Try one of the many named salads for $6.99, step up to the Fancy Schmancy Chopped Salad bar & choose your lettuce, toss in some favorites—24 to choose from, like artichoke hearts, six different kinds of nuts & fresh chopped egg++. For $2.99 more, pick one protein such as three shrimp, cranberry tuna, fresh carved turkey off the bone, corned beef & more. Then dress it up! All sandwiches are delicious & can be made on double baked hand sliced rye bread, a wrap, Kaiser roll or ciabatta. They make their own turkey & roast beef daily along with their homemade tuna salad, cranberry lemon dill tuna, chunky chicken salad or chicken salad with dill & grapes! (YUM!) There’s also the traditional spreads—nova, lox, white fish; based drinks & coffee chillers too. Come by Mon.–Fri. and the Hot Corned Beef or Pastrami on fresh baked rye is just $5.99 w/a beverage purchase or order a dozen bagels and get one pound of plain cream cheese!! (See offers in their ad). Some restrictions apply. Bagels With Deli is all about food that’s fresh & delicious. Tray Catering for all occasions available. Open 7 days, 6:30am-4pm. MC, V. Bella Roma Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, a longtime gem in Coconut Creek is coming to Coral Springs! Coming June 2010 to 9711 West Sample Road (just west of Coral Hills Dr.). Holy, moly! The same incredible food that has earned legions of fans, they have wonderful, absolutely wonderful Italian food from one of the BEST Caprese salads ever (mozzarella and fresh tomatoes) to continued on page 102100 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 103. restaurantguide continued from page 100 wonderful chicken dishes with mushrooms and cheese, to pastas and one of the most delicious thin crust pizzas we ever tasted. They even have lobster! If you like thin crust, crunchy pizza, then this is the place for you! Their pizzas are made like those in Italy using only the freshest ingredients. You HAVE to taste it to believe it. And if you can eat it there—fresh out of the oven (oh my god!). So lovingly and magnificently is this food made, you will not believe their prices! Portions are huge too and the service is fantastic: attentive, adorable people who care and it shows. This place rocks. They serve wonderful desserts including fantastic cheesecake and cannoli. Stay tuned for hours, delivery and catering info. Get a sneak preview of their fabulous food ahead of time, just hop, skip and jump to their Coconut Creek location, 4301 Coconut Creek Parkway (just east of Lyons Rd. on the north side of Coconut Creek Parkway behind Coconut Creek High School); 954.978.8800. So mark your calendars and don’t forget to tell them Parkland/Coral Springs Life sent you! Bistro Mio (Heron Bay Publix Plaza), 5920 Coral Ridge Dr., CS, 954.753.1001. Cucina Mio (The Shoppes at Addison Place), 16950 Jog Rd., Delray Beach, 561.499.9419. Great Italian food in SoFla has slowly become synonymous with the name Wendy Rosano and Mio Restaurants. With humble beginnings in NY, Wendy Rosano has creatively forged great food with an old world atmosphere to create two amazing restaurants. Cucina Mio in Delray Beach & Bistro Mio in CS are places with service & food so good, (and prices so affordable for such amazing dining) patrons return again & again. The marinara sauce is to die for & complements a three page menu (and a nightly blackboard full of fresh from the market specials) chock-full of favorites including exquisite veal chops, fresh caught (never frozen) fish, gourmet pasta with homemade sauces, NY style pizzeria pizza, & original salads. Try the ZIO salad—huge & with a blend of such perfect ingredients it addicts diners who seem never to be able to order anything else and is enough to share with 3 or more. Their Chicken Francese is superb. Sides of fresh vegetables, appetizers that invite you to order a bottle of wine from their extensive wine list (or full bar at Cucina) & share with friends & family like “in the old days.” Bistro was voted the Best Italian Restaurant & Best Pizza in CS! Cucina won the Boca Reader Choice Award for best Italian Restaurant two years running. Come eat, drink & be treated like family! Exquisite & affordable off-premise catering available, take-out and delivery in select areas. Private parties accommodated. Open for lunch & dinner. Cucina Mio: Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-10pm, Sun. 5-10pm. Bistro Mio: Mon.-Thurs. 11:30am-9pm, Fri. & Sat. 11:30am-10pm, Sun. 12-9pm. Delivery available at Bistro Mio, Mon.-Fri. 11:30am-close & Sun. 4-close. See their generous $$ off your check offer in their ad. Let them know Life Magazines sent you. AMEX, V, D, MC.102 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 104. restaurantguideCrème Brûlée Bakeshop Café, 1263 N. University ($2.75 small, $4 large) is torched to order. This their ad) to receive 10% off your bill!! (Offer NOT Dr., CS. 954.752.5323. Let them neighborhood bakeshop is where people feel valid on holiday lunch or dinner). Eat CAKE!! (And cookies, and luxurious pastries welcome & look forward to returning. Outside and even breakfast and lunch.) Come in, relax and seating, private bookings & catering are available Edo Sushi Buffet, 7609 N. State Rd 7, Parkland in the indulge in the finest French pastries, sandwiches, for social events, parties or business networking. Waterway Shoppes. 954.755.3191. Hungry? Be coffees and gelato (the mango is outstanding). Open Mon.-Sat. 9am-9pm, closed Sundays. MC, prepared to EAT! Located in the Waterway Shoppes The alluring aroma of freshly baked croissants will VISA. on the west side of 441 just north of Hillsboro Blvd., draw you in while the French music and affable Edo offers what can only be described as a simply ambiance makes you want to linger and sip a local East Fusion Buffet, 2101 N University Dr., Coral amazing Sushi and Pan-Asian buffet and Hibachi artisan coffee (free Wi-Fi helps too). Choose from Springs. 954.340.4788 / www.eastfusionbuffets. grill. You’ll feel like you’re visiting Las Vegas right in a wide variety of freshly prepared crème brûlées com. Did you say you’re hungry? In the mood for our own backyard! There’s no palate or fussy eater (bananas foster is remarkable), soups (butternut Asian? Well head to University Drive and do not who can’t be pleased and leave satisfied at Edo. squash highly recommended), and quiches pass go until you get to East Fusion Buffet! The More than 40 varieties of freshly prepared sushi (goat’s cheese and roasted red peppers is the best Chinese and Japanese Buffet in Coral Springs, and sashimi are offered DAILY!! It’s as gorgeous regulars’ favorite). It’s the perfect place to meet a they use only the finest, freshest ingredients to as it is fresh and scrumptious. Then head over to friend, share time with family, drop by for a snack create the over 200 items on their fabulous ALL sample a mouth-watering variety of Thai and Asian or grab and go breakfast or dessert. Assortments YOU CAN EAT buffet! The dish gets hard to carry cooked food with all your favorites. The night we of pastries for parties and visits include mille when it’s loaded with their huge selection of were there we found Sweet and Sour, several feuille (Napoleons), éclairs, fruit tarts, opera cake mouth-watering appetizers, soups, salad bar fare, kinds of Pad Thai, shrimp, seafood, chicken, beef and an almond and pear tart that is not surpassed succulent crab legs, fresh oysters, awesome dim AND vegetarian specialties and everything was in SoFla (pastries range from $2.95 to $18.95 for sum, roast duck, New York steak and so many of delicious. Rather it raw? Indulge in the raw oysters full tart). Everything is baked on premise daily as the most popular Chinese dishes and Japanese on the half shell and delicious peeled shrimp is evident from the freshness of the muffins to the favorites. Then if you have room sample their served with cocktail sauce and lemon. You could crispness of the palmiers (elephant ears). Brunch fresh fruit bar, sinful desserts and more! Yes! They make a meal out of that. Plus now Snow Crab is offers classics such as brie and smoked salmon also offer their Gourmet Sushi Bar which includes on the buffet EVERY night! If it’s possible you don’t on baguette ($8.45) and original creations like sushi rolls and sashimi. Or have it your way with see what you want on the all-you-can-eat buffet, baked brie in pastry with fruit and nut chutney their Hibachi Grill; you choose the items and they let them prepare it for you at the Hibachi bar ($12.95 for 2). The Belgian waffle with fruit and cook it up to your taste. It’s fun, it’s fresh and it’s in where you can select any combination of proteins Chantilly cream ($5.95) has a magic ingredient of Coral Springs! Beer and wine available. Sun.-Thurs. and veggies and your selection is made fresh and vanilla bean seeds which makes all the difference. 11am-10pm & Fri. & Sat. 11am-10:30pm. And don’t to order! Unbelievable for the price! PLUS you can Enjoy the flaming spectacle as each crème brûlée forget to Mention Parkland/CS Life Magazine (see continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 103
  • 105. restaurantguide continued from previous page try, sample and expand your envelope with awesome soups, fresh salads for those who choose to eat light and a grand assortment of desserts, including ice cream (and toppings) and fresh fruits—all also INCLUDED in the one price! And check this out, for the hungry business community on the go, or the ladies who lunch, NEW reduced pricing! Lunch is $9.50 (Mon.-Fri.) and $11.95 (Sat. & Sun.) Dinner is $14.95 (Mon.-Thur.) and $16.95 (Fri.-Sun.). Kids 3-10 years old are $7.95. This is the best deal around! A menu is also available with chef specialties such as Peking Duck, Lobster Roll, Chilean Sea Bass Roll, Ahi Crunch Roll, Yummy Roll and the Red Dragon Roll. Saki, beer and wine are available. They even have a party/meeting room accommodating up to 60 people! Catering available too. And for OUR READERS: Bring in the Life Pubs coupon from their ad and get an additional 10% off your entire bill at lunch (cash only) or 1 FREE large bottle of sake with 4 adult dinners to share and enhance your experience! WOW! Lunch: Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-2:30pm; Sun. Noon-3pm. Dinner: Mon.-Sat. 4:30-10pm; Sun. 5-9:30pm. V, MC, D & AMEX. Elevation Burger, 2908 North University Drive at “The Walk” in Coral Springs. 954.796.1999 / Looking for the most incredible mouth watering burger? Look no further ... there’s a new burger in town that will take your taste buds to a “higher elevation.” We promise! Ingredients matter at this fabulous new organic heart healthy hamburger have-it-your- way casual restaurant. Not only will you find 100% FREE range beef that is 100% grass fed, 100% certified organic good for you fare, but you’ll find veggie burgers too. PLUS wonderful, homemade toppings to complete your burger (really your way) ranging from unique sauces such as their own elevation sauce, balsamic mustard not to mention everyone’s favorite toppings. Even their French fries are cooked in heart-healthy olive oil. And they have hand- scooped thick shakes, malts and homemade cookies to complement the meal. Prices are very reasonable, so take the whole family out for a wonderful meal where EVERYONE can find something to satisfy them. See the great offer in their ad and be sure to tell them Parkland/Coral Springs Life sent you. Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar, 5677 Coral Ridge Drive in the Shoppes of Heron Lakes, 954.346.3434. Falafel Bistro and Wine Bar serves some of most wholesome food in the county as it serves only vegetarian Mediterranean health conscious cuisine and now they have finally moved to a newer, larger, more comfortable location! Now you can make reservations and the restaurant can easily accommodate larger parties. You GOTTA try this place to believe it. The so sweet chef/owner claims that the menu items are the things HE loves to eat (and lucky for us) things he’s also good at preparing. The menu is home to dishes with Sephardic, Greek, Turkish and Balkan influences from his mother’s side and the Mediterranean dishes from his father’s heritage. Every item is prepared to order, which translates to fabulously fresh Greek salads, Traditional Israeli salads and authentic Hummus which is prepared FRESH at least 9 times a day. He perfected his secret Falafel recipe into this wondrous delight: just the right texture, crispy not oily. There are sandwiches, like the Tuscan with Roasted Eggplant, a Greek sandwich & even an omelet sandwich. Gourmet wraps: Sea Bass or Mahi Mahi with Beets are on the menu while more are on the daily board like the Hummus & Grilled Portabella with Red Pepper, Cucumber, Picante Sauce & Sprouts or the Avocado Wrap with Melted Mozzarella. Or your choice of a flaky crepe! The kitchen is always creating some “new” specialty item like the Strawberry Field Salad w/sesame seared Mahi, almonds, shaved parmesan and tomatoes with a fresh strawberry balsamic dressing! There’s even a Bistro Kid’s menu with grilled cheese and French fries, or a pita pizza. PLUS a selection of great wines by the glass or bottle or beer along with lattes & espresso. Nightly dinner specials include pasta or fish specials of Tilapia & Sea Bass with a choice of one of three sauces. Complete dinner includes Israeli salad, hummus AND pita & rice or couscous. Choice of a complimentary glass of wine or dessert is included with fish dinner. Homemade soups change daily. Come by for some great home cooking that’s good for the heart & made with love. Call ahead 20 minutes for pickup orders. If nothing else, order a soup & try it at home. You’ll be back for more! Open 7 days, Mon.–Thurs. & Sunday 11am–11pm and on Fridays & Saturdays from 11am till 2am. Music with your late night dining. Coming soon to their Wiles Road location, “The Grill.” MC, VISA.104 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 106. restaurantguideFra Diavolo Italiano, 5444 N. University Dr., Lauderhill. 954.746.3132 / Looking for quality Italian dining a little further south? Since 1993, Fra Diavolo Ristorante Italiano has been serving legendary Italian dishes cooked with great skill in a very comfortable and cozy atmosphere that has brought them the longevity most restaurants crave. Their exquisite fine Italian food, attention to every detail, and chic vibe has created somewhat of a legend. It’s this true dining experience that has won them so many satisfied customers. Owner Carol Oliveros specializes in homemade dishes she prepares herself. The menu is meticulously prepared by one of Fort Lauderdale’s premier Chefs: Diego Cruz, and offers mostly southern Italian dishes and a few with the northern influence. Soup, antipasti and mouth- watering beef, veal, chicken and seafood pasta dishes will have you coming back for more! Diners have been flocking there since 1993! Be sure to save room for dessert! The atmosphere is warm, the service is personal and the food is irresistibly delicious. Enjoy an intimate candlelight dinner for two for $64.95. Just mention Parkland Life sent you! Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 4:30-10pm and Fri. and Sat. 4:30-11pm. V, MC, AMEX, D.GOL! The Taste of Brazil, 411 East Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach. 561.272.6565 / www.golthetasteofbrazil. com. Opened in December 2006, GOL! The Taste of Brazil has become one of the most celebrated steak houses in Palm Beach County! With an attentive staff, a savory selection of skewered meats and a Wine Spectator Excellence award-winning wine cellar, Frank Reider has brought South Florida a unique fine dining experience that is superb and affordable. The traditional Brazilian rodizio style means all you can eat, and GOL’s menu offers all of the meat lovers’ favorite cuts, from pork ribs to sirloin steak, from lamb chops to filet mignon wrapped in bacon, as well as grilled salmon and shrimp. For vegetarians, there is a fabulous 40 item trans-fat-free salad bar that has something for EVERYBODY. It is absolutely awesome. GOL’s dining area is beautiful with the glassed-in wine cellar in the middle of the restaurant and the historic, 73-year-old cherry wood-paneled bar. Perfect for special occasions, special enough to make any night into one! Caipirinhas, the traditional Brazilian cocktail is a must try here, and their Brazilian Bossa Nova live music complement this authentic Brazilian experience which you will love. Bring a date, your mate or the whole family, GOL! prides itself on being kid friendly too. Dinner hours are Mon.-Sun. 5–11pm. V, MC, D Amex. See their very generous 20% off the entire check offer for Life Magazine readers ONLY in their ad!Gold Coast Grill, 2752 N. University Drive, Coral Springs. 954.255.3474. Under new ownership, John and Laurie McCurdy bring a new level of energy and passion to one of Coral Springs’ finest restaurants! The new owners have renovated the interior to provide a feeling of warmth and charm continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 105
  • 107. restaurantguide continued from previous page and are dedicated to providing you with friendliness and a service level that is focused on top quality food & beverage. Their motto is “May all who enter as guests, leave as friends.” Begin your evening by selecting one of Gold Coast’s 17 amazing signature martinis, like Sour Apple, Godiva Chocolate, Orange Crush, Double Espresso, Blue Tide, Lemon Drop or Southern Peach. Dinner begins by enjoying delectable ciabatta bread, served hot with both honey butter and a pesto dipping sauce. For the main course, you’ll have a tough time deciding. The restaurant is well known for its GREAT, FRESH seafood, like their Almond Crusted Mahi Mahi (a 10 oz. portion encrusted with almonds and served with a lemon buerre blanc sauce), Dijon Tomato Horseradish Crusted Salmon (a 10 oz. portion served with a pesto, tomato toome and dijon vinaigrette sauce) and Grilled Shrimp and Portobella (six large seasoned shrimp, sautéed with Portobello mushrooms, asparagus and fresh tomato in a soy demi-glace topped with fresh goat cheese). Meat Lover? Choose from their Roasted Double Bone-In Pork Chop (seared and roasted in a Montague oven) or the Missouri Smoked Baby Back Ribs (seared, smoked in an alto sham, baked in its own juices, then grilled in their “Housemade” BBQ sauce) or a delicious 9oz. Filet Mignon (topped with garlic butter) or the signature Mustard-Crumb Chicken Breast (a 10 oz. boneless breast dipped in honey mustard and panko bread crumbs and cooked on the flattop, then stuffed with a sausage, mushroom and jack cheese stuffing and complemented again with a “Housemade” Honey Mustard on the side). Unwind with one of the 40 wines on the dinner wine list, each offered by the glass or bottle. Gold Coast Grill has wonderful outdoor seating for a romantic evening under the stars. The large patio overlooks the fountain at The Walk” and the atmosphere is relaxing and enjoyable. Arrive early because the outdoor seating fills up fast! Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 11am-10pm; Fri. 11am-11pm; Sat. 4-11pm; Sun. 4-9pm. V, MC, AMEX & D. Isle Casino at Pompano Park, 777 Isle of Capri Circle, Pompano Beach. 954.972.2000 / In addition to the Isle Buffet and Myron’s Delicatessen, the Isle Casino offers Farraddays’ Steakhouse. The Isle’s signature steakhouse serves the finest steaks, prime rib and freshest seafood. Savor specialty cocktails, fine wines by the glass or classic martinis, but more importantly, share the fun ambiance with friends or family. Early Bird Specials, $25/pp, Wed.-Sun., 5:30-7pm. Live Jazz, Fri. 6:30-10pm and Sat. 7:30-11pm. Isle Buffet features Themed Buffet Nights, Mon.-Thurs. from 4:30- 9pm with a different ethnic flavor each night. V, MC, AMEX, D. Japango (NOW 2 locations): Regency Court, 3011 Yamato Rd. A-14, Boca Raton, 561.999.1263; & 7367 St. Rd. 7, Parkland, 954.345.4268. Japango at Regency Court in Boca Raton has finally opened. Due to tremendous success in the Parkland location, Japango has decided to bring a second location closer to the people of Boca Raton and the Palm Beaches. Since the opening in Mid- October of 2009, the new location has been an instant success due in part to the same great food and same friendly staff that people have been accustomed to. Not only is the menu very similar to the Parkland location, there are lots of new additions to the Boca menu such as more Thai selections and a greater variety of appetizers and entrees. Kevin Lee, executive chef and owner will also stand watch between the two locations to make sure quality of food and service comes first. Instead of hiring a whole new staff, they have incorporated a cool rotation system so that customers at both locations will see familiar staff as well having the same great tasting food. The Boca location has wonderful outdoor seating, great for a romantic evening out or to bring your pet. The ambiance is similar yet very different from the contemporary design of the Parkland location. If you have a large group, party or event that wants access to a full liquor bar, Parkland would be a better fit with over 200 seating capacity and a separate lounge to accommodate parties up to 90. However, if you live in Boca or the surrounding areas and want an excellent sushi and Asian cuisine experience in a more intimate setting, then Japango in Regency Court is the perfect place. Hours? Lunch: Mon.–Fri. 11:30am-2:30pm. Dinner from 4:30- 10pm Mon.-Thurs., 10:30pm Fri. & Sat. and 9:30pm on Sunday. Reservations are highly recommended for Fri. and Sat. at the Boca location. Marola’s, 929 N University Dr., Coral Springs (SE corner of University Dr. & Ramblewood). 954.796.0544 / A local favorite,106 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 108. restaurantguide the tasteful and lovely Marola’s restaurant serves delightful Italian dishes cooked with great skill by their accomplished chef. Marola’s Restaurant is owned by Raul and Carol Oliveros, along with chefs, Diego, Moises and Jesus Cruz. The owners and staff at Marola’s bring extensive experience in preparing and serving wonderful Italian cuisine to their legions of loyal customers. And with over 89 years of combined experience in providing legendary Italian dishes, this menu offers some of the finest Italian fare anywhere. From soups and salads, appetizers, hot and cold subs for lunch, and pasta dishes such as their signature Gnocchi Al Tre Fromaggi, Veal Marsala, Shrimp Alla VodAka, Chicken Francese, diners become addicted here. The savory meals, extensive choices, warm atmosphere and friendly staff all contribute to a dining experience that makes diners WANT to come back over and over. Early Bird Dinners from 4:30-6pm Sun.-Thurs., and 4:30-5:30pm Fri., Sat. & holidays include soup or Caesar Salad, dessert and coffee at no additional charge. Beer and wine served. Children’s menu available. Lunch: Tues.-Fri. 11:30am-3pm, closed Mon.; Dinner: Sun.- Thurs. 4:30-10pm and Fri. and Sat. 4:30-11pm. On or off site catering available for any occasion. V, MC, AMEX, D.Pete’s Café Bella Sera, 7351 N. State Rd. 7, Parkland. 954.346.7373. Pete J. Lombard Jr., Owner & Executive Chef of Pete’s Café Bella Sera, hails from the north end of Boston & lucky for us, settled in NW Broward. For the last few years Pete has been at this location creating THE perfect mix of a first rate staff, comfortable surroundings & an impeccable choice of dining fare. Adorning the walls are photos of politicians & athletes who frequent this hidden jewel, along with recognition from the many community groups Pete is involved in or that Bella Sera has played host to. ALWAYS crowded with beautiful folk, this place is well, just one of those places where legend is made. The exquisite & extensive menu is filled with Pete’s specialties like his famous meatballs, Beef Bracciole, Chops or the NY Strip Giambotta. Seafood is amazing here. Salads are large enough for two & the preparations of chicken & fish are tantalizing. Besides the regular menu, there are always specials that awe you. What’s fresh is Pete’s playground. New to the menu are Pete’s 4-course meals Mon.-Thurs. at $34.95 and a choice of five of Chef Pete’s Classic thin crust pizzas. (AWESOME!) There’s a full bar (that’s always hopping) while waiting to dine. Happy Hour in the lounge is Mon.–Fri. from 5:30–6:30pm and Ladies Night is every Fri. 9pm to closing. There’s a private room for up to 30+ with a plasma screen for sporting events or a power point presentation. Lunch is served Mon.-Sat. 11:30am-2pm featuring specialty salads & specialty dishes starting at $9.95. Dinner: Mon.–Sat. is superb. Reservations suggested. Monday Madness in May NOW features half price Martinis, Margaritas, Meatballs and Macaroni. Sid Rosenberg will be signing his book You’re Wrong and You’re Ugly May 7 at 8pm. The restaurant will be open on Sunday, May 9 for Mother’s Day so please make your reservations early. On Friday, May 14 the restaurant will host an event for Susan G. Komen Foundation and for all martinis served in the lounge they’ll donate half the proceeds. The live band Groove Line will perform. And please don’t forget to tell Pete that Parkland/CS Life sent you!Pizza Time Caffé, 6620 Parkside Dr. (Parkland Town Ctr.), 954.345.8665. One of the most beloved Italian restaurants on the local scene, this family owned & run Tuscan, Mediterranean styled restaurant features an open airy décor & decidedly family atmosphere. People love this place & the food! And ALL the best favorites are on this varied menu! The pastas are fresh, the marinara is superb & the house dressing on the salad is mouth-watering for such a simple vinaigrette. Join them for lunch & experience their Lunch Madness featuring their Famous Lunch Display of Specialty Gourmet Pizzas & Homemade Panini Sandwiches! Recent additions are new low carb dishes, many more specialty salads, incredible hot & cold sandwiches, & don’t forget their pizzas! Full catering menu available for off premise & personal party menus specially designed for your event in their semi private or grand dining room. Dine-in, takeout & local delivery. Live Entertainment Sundays from 5-8pm. Lunch & dinner. Happy Hour M-F 12-7pm house wine & draft beer 2-for-1. Open Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm; Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm; Sun. 12- 9pm. AMEX, D, V, MC. continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 107
  • 109. restaurantguide continued from previous page Sicilian Oven - 2 locations: 10140 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs, 954.340.3001; 2486 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, 954.785.4155. Mama Mia!! When visiting Sicilian Oven, first you’re greeted with smiles and pleasantries like you came for a visit to their house! Cozy and so inviting, this restaurant’s cobalt blue light fixtures give way to their wide-open kitchen boasting two “wood only” burning pizza ovens (no burning coal here), and you feel like you left on a jet plane to Italy! The restaurant also houses a well stocked and beautifully constructed wine bar trimmed with granite, that’s also quite comfortable to dine at. The soft background music adds a soothing touch! And the menu? WOW! It’s upscale trattoria filled with items that allow you to enjoy multiple items at one sitting (perfect for sharing family-style) and are the type of dishes the owners grew up eating in their homes. The menu boasts plenty to choose from too! Like authentic (mouth-watering) rice balls, stuffed artichokes, hearty pasta Bolognese and traditional Polo Marsala. Delights such as made-to-order Escarole and Bean Soup to Firecracker Calamari, Oven Roasted Chicken Wings and arguably, the best salad you have ever eaten (the Sicilian salad)!!! The crowning glory though rests in the best wood-fired pizza, from thin crusted Neapolitan style to the namesake pizza, Sicilian style (thick crusted). HUBBA HUBBA! The list of specialty pies is enough to satisfy anyone’s cravings! Check out the complete menu at TELL them please, that LIFE PUBLICATIONS sent you! Beer & Wine served. Open 7 days a week, Mon.–Sat .11am–10pm, Sunday 4–10pm. All major credit cards accepted. Tavolino Della Nonna, 10181 W. Sample Rd., CS. 954.509.0046. Mealtime is a special time for sharing & making memories & that is what owners Edward Pozzuoli & Thomas Genduso want diners to experience at their restaurant. Tavolino Della Nonna, which means “Table of my Grandmother,” serves old world cuisine with an eclectic flair. A unique combination of Nouvelle cuisine intertwined with traditional home-style Italian cooking makes for an exquisite meal. The décor has the same feel yet nostalgic charm fits comfortably with contemporary elegance. The main dining room is a charming mix of crisp linen & warm woods while the secluded place of honor “Nonna’s Room,” houses an original ‘50s table & chairs, old-fashioned stove, sink, refrigerator & paraphernalia reminiscent of a bygone era. The weekly specials depend on availability of the finest & freshest ingredients along with the extensive regular menu. Appetizers such as the fresh purses of pasta stuffed with pear & cheese in a blue cheese Alfredo sauce & then sprinkled with pear & walnuts is one of their specialties. Pastas, veal, fish & chicken can be ordered in traditional & unique preparations alongside the weekly specials such as stuffed pork chops, Seafood Risotto or Black Grouper w/ tropical salsa. Wines are featured to complement the weekly specials. Desserts are homemade108 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 110. restaurantguide including the Chocolate Volcano, Tower of Cannoli, Nana Rose’s award-winning Ricotta Cheesecake & signature Amaretto cookies. Open for lunch & dinner Tues.-Fri. 11am to close, and dinner Sat.- Sun. 4pm till close. Private room available to host parties, corporate events or business seminars. Catering & takeout available. All major credit cards accepted. Reservations suggested.The Whale Raw Bar & Fishhouse, 7619 North State Road 7, Parkland. 954.345.9190. www. Now Open in the Waterways Shoppes in Parkland on the west side of 441 just north of Hillsboro Blvd. Open for lunch & dinner seven days a week, the Whale Raw Bar serves outrageous sandwiches, salads, seafood as well as offering an out of this world full raw bar menu! Some of the signature items that customers will return for each time include their Asian style Ahi tuna dinner and Fried Mahi Rueben, Live Maine Lobsters, steamed & fried Ipswich clams & baked stuffed mahi-mahi. The Whale Raw Bar offers a full liquor bar & their full children’s menu will keep all family members happy, and well fed! Check out their “In the Biz” party every Monday night. Mon.– Thurs. 11:30am- 10pm; Fri. & Sat. 11:30am-11pm; Sun. noon til 9pm. V, M, AMEX.Wings ‘N’ Ale, 4685 N. University Dr., Coral Springs. 954.344.6644. Joey Scala has been in the kitchen grilling his famous signature wings and ribs since Wings ‘N’ Ale opened more than a decade ago. Just hours after Hurricane Wilma passed, then owner Jimmy Massetti and Chef Joey were back to their grilling. In July of 2009, Joey and his partner, BSO retired Sgt. Chuck Tate took over and their expanded services now include delivery to your office, home or catered party. Clearly the main attraction here is the wings (grilled or fried). FABULOUS! Choose from 20 awesome sauces ranging from mild to volcano eruption. Signature BBQ, raspberry and Italiano sauces are customer favorites. Or, get adventurous and choose an international style—Indian, Asian, Italiano, Peruvian, Greek or Caribbean. The award- winning baby back ribs are delicious as are the juicy hamburgers, huge hot dogs and incredible sandwiches. Wraps are available in Buffalo Tender, Chicken or Shrimp Caesar, Chicken Quesadilla or Veggie. Salads are always fresh and include Grilled Chicken, Grilled Mahi (fresh!), Chicken Oriental and several varieties of Caesar. Happy Hour runs from opening until 5pm Monday through Friday with $2.50 domestic bottles of beer (or grab a bucket of 5 for $10). Catch sporting events on TV or take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi. Stretch your dollars with the $9.95 dinner special (10 wings and fries) or the new $6.95 lunch menu, both of which are available for dine-in, take-out or delivery. Got a sports team? Bring them in (preferably call ahead!) for a 10% team discount. All major credit cards accepted. Check out the Wings ‘N’ Ale ad for great offers and remember to tell them Parkland Life sent you! Visit for a complete menu.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 109
  • 111. “LifeSavings” yourmoney Bruce Kallor Adam Balkan Michael Shutowick Andrea WitesLocal Professionals Offer Up Some Sage AdviceThe next installment in a multi-part series: Local professionals from the business & financial worldoffer some tips on YOUR money — How to Save It, Understand It & Spend It in 2010.Systematic Investing Can Smooth by buying when prices are low and selling when automatically transfer those dollars from your prices are high. In theory, this is an excellent“Bumps in the Road” strategy, but in reality, it’s pretty much impossible bank account directly into the investment you’ve chosen.By Bruce Kallor to follow—because no one can really predict, In all likelihood, your contribution will buy with any accuracy, market highs and lows. a different amount of shares of Investment X In the investment world, there aren’t many So instead of attempting to time the market,certainties, but here’s one of them: prices will each month. For example, if Investment X sells you’re much better off by following a time-testedalways go up and down. As an individual investor, for $100 per share in January, a $500 investment strategy known as systematic can’t do anything about this volatility. will buy five shares. In February, if the price has To systematically invest, you simply putBut the way you respond to it could make a the same amount of money into the same fallen to $50 per share, your $500 will buy 10big difference in your long-term investment investments at regular intervals. To illustrate, shares.success. you could put $100, $500, $1,000 or more In other words, when you systematically Many investors think they can “beat” volatility into Investment X on the first of every month. invest, you’ll automatically buy more sharesby trying to time the market—in other words, To make it even easier on yourself, you could when the price is low and fewer shares when the110 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 112. yourmoneyprice is higher—and that’s a great way to copewith market volatility. But systematic investingalso offers some other advantages, includingthe following: Efficient Share Building – The more sharesyou own of an investment, the bigger yourcumulative gains whenever the price of thatinvestment rises. Consequently, increasingyour shares should be a prime objective—andsystematic investing is one way of building yourshare ownership. Investment Discipline – Most people realizethe value of investing for their retirement andother long-term goals, but they often put it offeach month and find other things to do with themoney—and by then, there’s often nothing leftto invest. But by setting up a bank authorizationto invest systematically each month, you’ll “payyourself first.” Lower Cost of Investing – Throughsystematic investing, your cost per share likelywill be lower than if you made sporadic lumpsum investments. And by lowering the cost ofinvesting, you will, in effect have the potential toboost your returns. While systematic investing is typically a goodway to fight the effects of volatility, it can’tguarantee a profit or prevent a loss in decliningmarkets. And keep in mind that you need tohave the financial wherewithal to keep investingthrough up and down markets. But if you have that ability, consider puttingsystematic investing to work for you. It may notbe glitzy or glamorous, but it may work for you.Bruce Kallor has been with Edward Jones for ten years. Priorto that, he practiced law in NYC. He has lived in SoFla foreleven years, the last nine in Parkland’s Heron Bay. He canbe contacted at: 2137 N. University Drive in Coral Springs,954.796.8837 or via Motorist CoverageVitally Important to Safety ofPassengers & DriversBy Adam Balkan When it comes to auto insurance, thelowest rate is not the safest policy for you andyour family. What you give up is coverage andprotection. You can elect not to have uninsuredmotorist coverage on your auto insurance policy,but it’s a risk you shouldn’t take. Uninsuredmotorist protection, also known as UM, willcover costly medical bills and other expenses ifyou’re involved in an accident. Insurance policies can be tricky documents continued on next pagePARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 111
  • 113. yourmoney continued from previous page to wade through, and they usually include a lot of technical language or abbreviations that the average consumer doesn’t know about. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage (UM and UIM) are critical to motorists, but Florida does not require drivers to carry this coverage—you can reject it. In Florida, “full coverage” means basic coverage of minimal Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and property damage. Consumers cannot rely on their insurance companies to tell them that they need underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage. Many insurance agents will not even mention the additional coverage that is available or include it on a quote. If you do not reject UM, policy holders are deemed to have coverage up to the limits of their liability coverage. The result of an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist can be devastating. What UM does is protect drivers and passengers that are involved in an accident with a driver who does not have sufficient or any insurance to cover the damages. If seriously injured and without adequate insurance, this could pose a major problem to the wellbeing of the driver and his/her family. In an accident, there are potential property damages, medical bills, an inability to work, and pain and suffering—all of which can be astronomically expensive. So, how risky is it to drive without uninsured motorist coverage? The likelihood that you or a family member could be in an accident with an uninsured motorist is quite high. It is estimated that 25% of drivers in Florida are uninsured or underinsured, and it is only a matter of time until an accident happens. The old adage of “you get what you pay for” holds true for insurance coverage. Trimming household budgets is a priority for almost all families these days, but reducing insurance costs by dropping valuable coverage is not wise. The security of having sufficient coverage to protect your family is priceless. Adam Balkan is a partner in the law firm of Balkan & Patterson. As a parent and a Parkland resident, he works to protect our communities and handles all types of personal injury cases, including class actions, product recalls, auto accidents and cases of child or special needs student abuse. Balkan & Patterson is located at 601 S Federal Highway, Suite 302, Boca Raton. Call 561.750.9191 or visit New Tax Perks for Nonqualified Annuity Owners By Michael C. Shutowick On January 1, 2010, owners of nonqualified annuities were allowed some new tax benefits. On that date, the Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006 was fully implemented and brought about dramatic and interesting changes for those who had started annuities with after- tax dollars. At the start of 2010, non-qualified deferred annuities with added long term care insurance riders were now characterized as tax- qualified LTC insurance plans. As a result, all withdrawals from these “hybrid annuities” are income tax free so long as they are used for qualified long term care. So you can use the cash value of the annuity to cover the cost of LTC insurance premiums without triggering a taxable event. Annuity owners were now allowed to make tax-free 1035 exchanges into appropriate hybrid annuities with long term care riders. Additionally, an annuity owner can do a 1035 exchange for the cash value from any annuity into a single-premium qualified LTC insurance policy without incurring any gains. Now these annuities are even more attractive. Hybrid annuities with112 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 114. yourmoneyLTC insurance riders already offer their owners of decline, will result in obtaining the highesttax-deferred growth—and sometimes, a and best price, by creating excitement in thereturn-of-premium option that gives back the marketplace. This strategy has resulted in fullinvestment to an owner’s estate if no LTC claim price contracts, and sale prices less than 4%is made. These linked-benefit annuities (and of list, often obtained in just a few days andlinked-benefit life insurance policies) can provide in most cases less than 30 days. In a decliningsomething like a “money-back guarantee,” aswell as the capability to multiply the benefit market selling quickly has meant getting aheadvalue of idle cash sitting on the sidelines. The of declining allowance of what could be sizable tax-free If you know people that are telling you theirwithdrawals makes them look even better. homes are on the market for months then the In addition, the new freedom to make a tax- problem is the price and perhaps the exchange means that an annuity owner can A property priced at a great value will standnow leave a current contract for a hybrid annuity out amongst the competition. If there are nothat may provide a much greater pool of money showings of a property, it is overpriced. If peoplesomeday to cover LTC costs. are looking and not making offers, then they Are they for you? These hybrid annuitiesare certainly worth a look. If you can’t qualify do not perceive the value, they pass it up andmedically for LTC insurance but still need to be continue looking or they wait for the seller toprotected, a hybrid annuity may be an excellent be more realistic! If the initial price does notoption. Many people fund these annuities by produce a sale in the first 30 days, it needs to beredirecting cash from a bank CD or an annuity repositioned.they already own. You might want to talk to Shadow inventory will affect the market for theyour insurance or financial consultant about the next one to three years. That term represents thepossibility. hundreds, if not thousands, of homes still in theParkland resident Michael C. Shutowick is a pipeline for short sale and foreclosure. PropertyCertified Financial PlannerTM professional and value will be affected by those distressedco-founder of Shutowick Wealth Management, properties. And, the overall economy has a longa firm specializing in investment and retirement way to go before a recovery will bring backplanning. Shutowick Wealth Management is times of confidence and prosperity equating toan independent firm with securities offered a stabilization of prices.through Summit Brokerage Services, Inc., Time is not on anyone’s side. If you want toMember FINRA/SIPC. Michael can be reached at buy, buy now, especially in price ranges under954.327.1400 or via email at mshutowick@ $500,000, prices cannot drop much further. you want to sell you will become a buyer in aIf it’s a Great Time to Buy, Can it buyer’s market, not to mention that renting is abe a Great Time to Sell? Whose bargain. A year or so renting can give you time to choose the right destination at the right price.Market is it Anyway? The next few years are not likely to bring sellersBy Andrea Wites more money, possibly less. Like ships in the I say it can be both—a great time to buy and harbor, they all go up and down with the tide,therefore an opportunity for sellers to sell their and so do and move on to whatever and whereverthey have desire to go. Andrea “Andi” Wites has been a resident of Broward Buyers have many advantages right now; County since 1977 and has been in Real Estate fullinterest rates are low, 5% as of this writing, time for the past 33 years. Andi distinguishedMarch 2010. Buyer tax credits can be closed by herself as a highly competent professional,June 30, if a bona fide contract is in place. FHAhome loans are still obtainable with only 3.5% possessing exceptional skills and masteringdown, up to $423,750 in Broward, and credit contract law and negotiations. In addition, herscores in the mid 600s will work. Even though relentless pursuit of education has earned herthe inventory of homes is down, there is no qualifications as a Certified Real Estate Brokershortage of options, including newly marketed and Certified Residential Specialist, Relocationforeclosures. and Luxury Properties. You can reach Andi at It stands to reason that if there are buyers,sellers can sell. Coldwell Banker, 5810 Coral Ridge Dr. Suite 100, Energy Pricing, the strategy I have used to Coral Springs; cell 954.849.7203 / direct line officesell over a hundred homes in the last four years 954.255.5570.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 113
  • 115. dateboo k may2010 Thru 6/13 – Exhibits Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred 5 – “Shadow & Light” Art Exhibit (thru 5/23). Wertheimer; & Rememberingstanleyboxer: A Presented by the Weston Art Guild. Reception Retrospective 1946–2000. Boca Raton Museum on 5/13 from 6-8pm. Coral Springs Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real. 561.392.2500. of Art – Lobby Gallery, 2855 Coral Springs Dr. 1 – 2010 “Let’s Move Together” Broward 954.384.1822. Arthritis Walk One-mile or five-kilometer 5 – Broward Masonic Square Club Meets course. Entertainment, a kid’s corner, 1st Wed. of ea. mo. at 8:45am at Willow refreshments, prizes, goodie bags, healthy Wood on W. Commercial Blvd., Ft. Laud. All activites and educational opportunities. 8am Masonic brethren welcome. Bro. Ben Nazario: at Markham Park, 16001 W. St. Rd. 84, Sunrise. 954.970.3768. 5 – Chess Club (also 5/9). Beginners can learn 1 – Keith Sims Celebrity Golf Invitational Golfers to play and players meet your match! Ages are paired with an NFL player. $225 includes 8 & up. 4:15pm at the Parkland Library, 6620 golf, pairings party on 4/30, cart, contests, University Dr. Register: 954.757.4200. brunch, gift bag, awards luncheon, open bar, 6 – Mom’s Nite Out Social networking, interactive silent & live auctions & food. Heron Bay Golf activities, live demonstrations, food & wine Club. Benefits the Alzheimer’s Family Center in tastings, prize giveaways & more! Free. 6-8pm Margate. 954.971.7155 / at Coral Square Mall, 9469 West Atlantic Blvd., 1 – Sun Festival Health & Safety Expo Carnival Coral Springs. 954.755.5550. games, face painting, music, live performances, 6 – National Mom’s Nite Out Free light snack raffles, food for purchase, special appearance buffet, goodie bags, raffles & vendors. Benefits by Billy the Marlin. 11am-3pm at Coral Park the MOMS 2 MOMS Fund. 6-10pm at America’s Elementary, 8401 Westview Dr., Coral Springs. Backyard, 100 SW 3rd Ave., Ft. Lauderdale. RSVP 754.322.5850. to or michelle@ 1 – Home & HeArt Gala Celebration Dinner, dancing, & auctions. $200. Benefits SOS 6 – Bereavement Support Group 1st Thurs. ea/ Children’s Villages – Florida. 6:30pm at the mo from 7-8pm at CID/Center for Identity Boca Raton Resort & Club. 954.420.5030 / Development South, Ltd., 5100 Copans Rd. Suite 1000, Margate. 954.649.4299. 2 – Tomorrow’s Rainbow’s Farmers’ Market 6 – National Day of Prayer Candlelight service (also 5/9, 16, 23 & 30). Meet the mini horses & open to people of all faiths. 7pm in front of enjoy great bargains on high quality produce. Coral Springs City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Rd., CS. Benefits children’s grief support at Tomorrow’s 954.344.1063. Rainbow. Sundays from 8am-1pm at Banyan Square Plaza, 4570 Lyons Rd. 954.978.2390. 7 – Book Signing with Sid Rosenberg, author or You’re Wrong & You’re Ugly. 8pm at Pete’s Café 2 – I Walk 4 Friendship 1st annual Walkathon. No Bella Sera, 7351 N. St. Rd. 7. 954.346.7373. registration fee. Food & entertainment follows. Benefits the Friendship Circle, which helps 8 – Mother’s Day at Salon Miko All moms will children with special needs & their families. receive flowers & a FREE $10 Gift Certificate try 10am at Terramar Park in Parkland. www. any new service! Salon Miko, 10625 W. Atlantic Blvd. 954.753.4404. 3 – Half-Off Mondays (also 10, 17, 24, & 31). Every 8 – Mother’s Day at Butterfly World (thru 5/9). Monday, Martinis, Margaritas, Meatballs & Moms receive free admission all weekend Macaroni are half off! Pete’s Café Bella Sera, (regular adult admission is $24.95; kids ages 7351 N. State Rd 7, Parkland. 954.346.7373 / 3-11 are $19.95; under 2 are free). Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek. 3 – Creative Kids: Stories, Craft & Cookies. Make a Mother’s Day gift. Ages 8 & up. 4pm at the 8 – Connoisseur Garden Tour - A Mother’s Parkland Library, 6620 University Dr. Register: Day Weekend Tradition! (Thru 5/9). Visit 954.757.4200. 8 extraordinary gardens in the western communities of Palm Beach. $20 members; 3 – The Art of Anti-Aging presented by Dr. Fern $25 non-members. Mounts Botanical Garden, TaiSenChoy-Bent, M.D. Free. 6pm at Diamond 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach. Day Spa, 7655 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs. 561.233.1757 / 954.977.6885. 8 – Used Book Sale Sponsored by the Friends of 4 – “Reverse Aging” for Men & Women the Library. 10am-1pm at the Parkland Library, Speakers, demonstrations, raffles, discounts, 6620 University Dr. 954.757.4200. complimentary appetizers & wine. A portion of proceeds from every Keratin Treatment 8 – Beauty, Health & Wellness Fair Outdoor booked that night will go to Autism Speaks. street-style fair with makeovers, fitness 6-9pm at Wild Hare Salon, 21210 St. Andrews activities, health tips & more. 11am-3pm at The Blvd., Boca Raton. RSVP by 5/3: 561.347.8100 / Promenade at Coconut Creek, corner of Lyons & Wiles Rd. www.thepromenadeatcoconutcreek. com. 5 – Nature Explorers (also 5/12, 19, 26). Hands-on adventure for ages 3-5 exploring our natural 8 – Scleroderma Support Group 2nd Sat. ea/mo environment & the creatures that inhabit it. $5 at NW Medical Ctr., 2960 N. St. Rd. 7, Margate, for SNC members, $8 non-members per class. Room 104. 11am-1pm. Free. Call Berna Falkoff : 10am-11am at the Sawgrass Nature Center & 954.978.9918. Wildlife Hospital, 3000 Sportsplex Dr., Coral 8 – Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Adoption Event Springs. Pre-register: 954.752.WILD (9453). 12-4pm at Luke’s All Natural Pet Food, 10534 Wiles Rd., Coral Springs. 954.348.3858 / PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 116. datebook/may20108 – Harley Dog Days IX Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, silent & live auctions, music & 18 – CS Woman’s Club 3rd Tues. ea/mo Sept.-May, 7:30pm at Cypress Hall, dinner. $200. 6:30pm at the home of honorary chairs, Ron Picou & Michelle Cypress Hammock Park on CS Dr. All women are welcome. Call Sandy at DiMarco. / 954.266.6827. 954.753.4317.8 – Spring Concert with the Singing Sons Boychoir, under the direction of 19 – Republican Business Network Free. Meets 3rd Wed. ea. mo. at 7pm. Craig Denison. $26 & $20; $12 for students. 7pm at Parker Playhouse, 707 Sartory Hall, Mullins Park, 10000 NW 29th St., CS. 954.461.4195 / www. NE 8th St., Ft. Lauderdale. 954.462.0222. – Champagne Mother’s Day Brunch All moms get first mimosa free! 11am- 20 – Music & Munchies Jazz music by 9th grade saxophonist, Markus Howell & 3pm at the Whale Raw Bar and Fish House, 7619 North State Rd. 7, Parkland. a snack. 4:30-5:30pm at the Parkland Library, 6620 University Dr. Register: 954.345.9190. 954.757.4200.9 – Family Fun Program: Make a Mother’s Day Origami Card. $2 with paid 20 – Parkland Woman’s Club Member Meeting 3rd Thurs. each month, museum admission. 11am–3pm at the Morikami Museum & Japanese 7pm at the CypressHead Clubhouse, 7501 S. CypressHead Dr. Cindy: Gardens, 4000 Morikami Park Rd., Delray Beach. 561.495.0233 ext. 237. 954.663.6391.9 – Broward Beekeepers Association Learn about beekeeping as a hobby. 21 – School of Rock’s Best of the 90s Band Performance $8 in advance, $10 Meets the 2nd Sun. ea. mo. at 4pm at the Sawgrass Nature Center, 3000 at door. 7pm at All American Rock Bar, 1600 East Hillsboro Blvd, Deerfield Sportsplex Dr., CS. Leo Gosser: 954.344.1493 / Beach. 954.757.7625.10 – Beginning Knitting Bring two size 8 knitting needles & yarn. 10:30am at 22 – Pounding the Pavement for Parkinson’s 2 mile fun walk No fee to walk; the Parkland Library, 6620 University Dr. Register: 954.757.4200. donations are appreciated: Registration10 – Concert in the Park: Teen Battle of the Bands. Free. 7pm at Pine Trails Park, begins at 8:30am at South County Regional Park (Pond Apple Pavilion), 10561 Trails End, Parkland. 954.757.4120. 12551 Glades Rd., Boca Raton.11 – MOMS Club of S. CS & Margate Stay at home moms or moms who work 22 – Prescription Drug Collection Hosted by the CS Police Dept. Drop off any from home. 2nd Tues. ea. mo. at 10:30am. Call Jessica at 954.830.9776 or email unused, unwanted or expired prescription medication & receive a $5 Wal- Mart gift card. 9am-noon at City Hall, 9551 W. Sample Rd. 954.346.1792.11 – Visit by “Max” of the TV Show Max & Ruby 3:30pm at the Parkland 22 – Magic Show Presented by North Broward Preparatory School. Free. 10am Library, 6620 University Dr. Register: 954.757.4200. at Pine Trails Park, 10561 Trails End, Parkland. 954.757.4120.11 – Business 2 Business Tabletop Trade Show w/ the Coral Springs Chamber. 22 – All Booked Up: The Help by Katheryn Stockett. 10:30am at the Parkland Food samples from local restaurants, entertainment, cash bar, raffles. Free. Library, 6620 University Dr. Register: 954.757.4200. 5-7:30pm at the Coral Springs Marriott at Heron Bay. RSVP: Ann Sansone at 22 – Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Delray Beach w/ the Museum of Lifestyle & 954.752.4242 ext. 10 / Fashion History. 4th Sat. each month at 11am (arrive no later than 10:45am).11 – Knights of Pythias Kings Knights Lodge #221. A non-sectarian fraternal $15 for adults/senior citizens; free for kids under 18. Boarding location is org. 2nd Tues. ea/mo at 7:30pm at Cypress Hammock Park, 1300 CS Dr. inside the Boynton Beach Mall, 801 N. Congress Ave. 561.243.2662 / www. 954.721.4833. – CS Lions Club 2nd Tues. ea/mo at Cypress Park, 1300 CS Dr. 7:45pm. Bet continued on next page Dawson, 954.752.0854.13 – Coconut Creek Chamber of Commerce: “Your One Minute in the Sun Sensational Networking Luncheon.” Promote your business by giving a mini-presentation. Buffet style catered lunch, raffle prizes & great networking opportunities. Noon at the Coconut Creek Community Center, 1100 Lyons Rd. $15 + $5 for members & 1st time guests w/an RSVP before 5pm on 5/11, $25 +$5 for returning guests & w/o an RSVP. 954.419.1050 / – 10th Annual Goldie’s Gang Golf Classic Lunch, two-man scramble shotgun start, cocktail party, dinner, awards ceremony, raffle, & a “live” auction at the Miccosukee Golf &Country Club in Miami. $100. 754.244.7567 / www. – Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser Music by The Groove Line & half of the proceeds from all martinis served in the lounge will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Pete’s Café Bella Sera, 7351 N. State Rd 7, Parkland. 954.346.7373 / – School of Rock’s Classic Metal Band Performance $8 in advance, $10 at door. 7pm. Location TBD. 954.757.7625.15 – Abi’s Place 2010 Golf Classic Golf, gifts, lunch & more at the Carolina Golf Club, 3011 Rock Island Rd., Margate. Register at – Film Viewing & Discussion: O Jerusalem (In Honor of Jewish Heritage Month). 1pm at the Parkland Library, 6620 University Dr. Register: 954.757.4200.15 – Water Show Silent auction, dinner & performance. $10 adults & $ 6 kids/ seniors. Benefits the Aquacades Synchronized Swimming Team. 6-9pm at the Aquatic Complex in Coral Springs. 561.860.3268 / – School of Rock’s Classic Metal Band Performance $8 in advance, $10 at door. 5-7pm at All Stars, 5280 N. State Rd 7, Tamarac. 954.757.7625.18 – Coral Springs Chamber Wake Up Breakfast Sponsored by Baptist Health South Florida. $15 members, $25 future members. 7:30–9am at the Marriott Heron Bay, 11775 Heron Bay Blvd., Coral Springs. RSVP to rsvp@cschamber. com / 954.742.4242.18 – Reader’s Ring Book Group for 5th & 6th graders. 6:30pm at the Parkland Library, 6620 University Dr. Register: 954.757.4200.18 – CS Mothers of Multiples For moms & families of twins, triplets+! 7:15pm. CS Medical Ctr., Coral Hills Dr. 3rd Tues. ea/mo. Melissa: 954.609.2894 / www. SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 115
  • 117. datebook/may2010continued from previous page22 – Family Concert: America’s Rod - A Tribute to CS Dr., CS. Marie, 954.752.5935 or Lauretta, Coconut Creek Chamber Afternoon Referral Rod Stewart. Bring lawn chairs & blankets. 7pm 954.340.8974. Group Meets at Saito’s in The Promenade at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater. No tents, 29 – Hillsboro Lighthouse Tour Free admission at Coconut Creek on the 1st & 3rd Wed. each pets or alcoholic beverages permitted in the to the lighthouse; $15 shuttle fee for non month from 12-1pm. Call Stephen J. Engasser at park. 954.757.4120. members. Shuttle boat available from 9am- 954.510.7764 for info.23 – Golf Tournament to benefit the MSD Eagles 2:30pm from the Sands Harbor Hotel, North CS Senior Crochet Group Open to all levels. Football Team. Golfer check-in starts at noon Dock, 125 N. Riverside Dr., Pompano Beach. Bring a G hook and some worsted yarn. Meets at the Deer Creek Golf Club in Deerfield 954.942.2102 / Thursdays at 11am at Sartory Hall in Mullins Beach. 954.444.9942 / 954.755.0555 / info@ 29 – CommuniTEA Int’l teas, entertainment, & tea Park. 954.345.2203. trivia with a multi-cultural flair. Hosted by the CS Newcomers Social & community minded org.23 – The Little Mermaid (also 5/24). Dramaworks Coral Springs Multi-Cultural Committee. $20 in for women in NW Broward. Don’t need to be presents this ArtReach musical production. advance by 5/25 at City Hall or at City Hall in the new to the area. Beth: 954.341.6974 / Carol: $10. 6pm at West Boca Performing Arts Mall. 2pm at the Coral Springs Marriott, 11775 954.796.0836. Center (campus of West Boca High School), Heron Bay Blvd. 954.344.1063. CS/Parkland Road Runners Club Train, compete 12811 Glades Rd., Boca Raton. 561.271.4567 / 31 – Coral Springs Memorial Day Ceremony and monthly socials. Visit Honor area veterans for their commitment & Ft. Lauderdale Bridge Club Beginner lessons on23 – School of Rock’s Best of the 90s Band service to our country. 9am at Veterans Park, Sat. at 10am at 700 NE 6th Terrace. $8 per lesson. Performance $8 in advance, $10 at door. 5pm 8601 Royal Palm Blvd. 954.345.2200. Charity bridge games for $5 & $7 at 11:30am at Korrigan’s, 2301 W Sample Rd., Pompano daily. 954.533.0619 / 954.761.1577. Beach. 954.757.7625.24 – Summer Storytime Registration (thru 5/26). June Fla. Humane Society needs volunteers, ages 18+ 3 – 25th Annual Ladies Fish-Off (thru 6/6). Benefits to help w/cats & dogs at PetSmart stores in CS Register your child’s name on the numbered the Ronald McDonald House Charities of SoFla (4151 Turtle Creek Dr.) & Boca Raton (20861 SR storytime class lottery list. Selected participants & The Billfish Foundation. Kick off party on 6/3 7). Donations needed. 954.570.9507. will be notified by 6/2. Register in person at the Parkland Library, 6620 University Dr. or call from 6-10pm at Galuppi’s Pompano Beach; Group Therapy with Dr. Amy Demner. Every Tues. 954.757.4200. tournament day on 6/5 at Hillsboro & Port from 7-8pm at the Coral Springs Professional Everglades Inlet, weigh in at 14 Street boat Campus. Pre-register: 954.346.7066.25 – Homestead, Senior & other Property Tax Exemptions Filing 4th Tuesday each month ramp Pompano Beach; awards party on 6/6 Hospice by the Sea needs volunteers to visit from 10am-12pm at City Hall, 4800 W. Copans at 10am at J. Mark’s Pompano Beach. Angler patients in Broward County, or to help in their Rd. / 954.357.5579. entry fee: $150 / junior angler: $95 / pee-wee care centers in Hwd or Boca Training is required. angler: $50. Contact Sharon Thiel: 561.416.5113 / sthiel@25 – Parkland Backgammon Club Beginners & 4– Coconut Creek Senior Expo Vendors geared advanced players (ages 16 & up) are welcome & periodic tournaments will be held. Free. 3-4pm toward active adults. Free; open to all seniors. Network Professionals, Inc. Breakfast & lunch on the 4th Tues. each month at Parkland City 9am–noon at the CC Community Center, 1100 mtgs. in Parkland, Tamarac, CS & Margate. Hall, 6600 University Dr. Advance registration Lyons Rd. Interested vendors call 954.545.6698. 954.818.0667 / 1 member per required. 954.757.4129. occupation per chapter.25 – Bridal & Special Event Showcase Presented New Achievers Toastmasters Increase your public by Incredible Events. Featuring bands, disc speaking skills, communication & leadership jockeys, invitations, cakes, event planners, Kids & Teens On-going skills. Every Wed. at CS Gym, 2501 CS Dr. at 7pm. flowers, gourmet food, photographers/ Acting, Singing, Hip-Hop Classes $60 for 4 weeks. Call Amit Talati at 954.854.7722. videographers, fashions, & more. $7 in advance, Classes Mon-Sat. Ages 3-Adult. Starbound Parkland/CS JAFCO Annual contributions help $10 at the door, grooms are free. 6:30-9pm Performing Arts Studio, 7301 Wiles Rd. #103. abused & neglected Jewish children in So. Fla. at the Renaissance Hotel, 1617 SE 17th St. 954.780.9023. Karen: 954.344.9406. Causeway, Ft. Lauderdale. Call 561.502.5105 or Children’s Cooking Classes $30 for 4-wks. Class held Senior Recreation Program One field trip outing email for tickets. Mondays, 4-5pm. Ages 6-11. CS Rec. Complex & one classroom program each month for26 – Town Hall Meeting for Pine Tree Estates on CS Dr. Call Enid Weinraub at 954.255.9537. Parkland residents ages 62 & older. Free. www. & Country Acres Residents. 6:30pm in the Teen Advisory Group For Parkland students ages commission chambers. Date/time is tentative. 13-18. Receive community service hours for Shari’s Older Mom’s Club Moms 30+ with child. E-mail for volunteering for city-sponsored special events Weekly field trips and play groups Wednesdays confirmation. & programs. Meetings held 1 Thurs. a month AM. 954.242.2271 / – Coconut Creek Chamber’s Nighttime from 7-8:30pm at the Parkland Library. www. Single Women’s Club Single, widowed or divorced Networking Learn about Homewood females age 40-60 interested in forming Residence’s assisted living services, enjoy friendship for fun, social events & get togethers. light appetizers, a complimentary drink, & Call Janice Barnett at 954.227.1351. lots of door prizes. 5:30-7pm at Homewood On-going Adults SoFla Siberian Husky Rescue Volunteers needed. Residence Coconut Creek, 4175 West Sample Rd., Coconut Creek. $10 for members & 1st time Adopt A Pet Program Ages 60+ may qualify for 954.540.7373 / guests w/an RSVP before 5pm on 5/25, $15 for discounted pet adoption fees at Bwd. Humane Society. $35 dogs (reg. $90) & $20 for cats (reg. Time Heals: Infant Loss Support FREE support to returning guests & w/o an RSVP. 954.419.1050 all who have experienced the grief associated / $75). 954.989.3977. with the loss of an infant. 954.427.1216 /26 – Parents W/O Partners CS Chapter. 4th Wed. ea/ Bridge Club For dates, times & locations call Dorothy & click on Time Heals. mo. 7pm at Wings Plus, 9880 W. Sample Rd., CS. Waxman at 954.290.8556. Toastmasters, “Club Awesome,” #2445 Master 954.346.4932. Business Network Int’l. Heron Bay / Parkland Chapter. public speaking, practice holding meetings27 – School of Rock’s Best of the 90s & Classic Every Wed. 6:45am at TPC. $12. RSVP to Rick at & presenting impromptu speeches in a Metal Bands Perform $8 in advance, $10 954.968.8424. professional, friendly environment. Meets at door. 7pm at Exit 66, 219 S. Ft. Lauderdale Business Resource Alliance Group (BRAG). Meets every Friday at 7am at Strayer University, 5830 Beach Blvd. 954.757.7625. on alternate Tues. at 11:30am at Edo on 441 in Coral Ridge Dr. Ste 300, Coral Springs. Free. Call27 – Sons of Italy Meeting Ages 30+ can share Parkland. David Edwards: 561.883.0090 / dje0624@ Annette Watkins 954.770.4328. their love of Italian culture & help others. 4th Toastmasters Club Outspoken Learn to speak Thurs. each mo. Sept.-May except in Nov. & Chess Tuesdays, 6:30pm at 1703 State Road 7 (LoneStar in public or brush up on your public speaking Dec. 7:30pm at Cypress Hammock Park, on Plaza). skills. Meets Tuesdays, 12pm at Wings Plus, 9880116 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
  • 118. datebook/may2010 W. Sample Rd. http://outspokentoastmasters. org.Westside Road Runners Club Member of the Road Runner Clubs of America (RRCA). Fun runs, track workouts, races & social events.’s Café Fri. from 10am-12pm at the Parkland Library, 6620 University Dr. 954.757.4200. Got an event you’d like us to publicize? Charitable/non-profit items for the June 2010 issue must reach us by May 6. You may e-mail them to or fax them to 954.421.9125. Items with photographs may be mailed to: Parkland/CS Life Magazine, 4611 Johnson Road, Suite 3, Coconut Creek, 33073-4361 (or e-mailed). Sorry, no phone info accepted. Need help? Call us at 954.421.9797. Always call a sponsor or venue to verify information listed before going.lifetimes/mothersdaycontinued from page 54Free Orchids for Momsin Delray Beach & Mom’sDay Celebration at AOS!Planning to do some shopping at DowntownDelray Beach Shoppes through May 8? Well saveyour receipts because if you purchase a totalof $200 or more (excluding restaurants) you’reentitled to a FREE orchid—just in time for Mother’sDay!This opportunity represents part of the 2010Mother’s Day Shopping Promotion coordinatedby the Delray Beach Downtown MarketingCooperative. In addition to the Mother’s DayOrchid Plant, the promotion features theopportunity to register to win a $3,000 UltimateWeekend Getaway for Mom and a guest! Entryforms are available at Downtown businesses.The Downtown Delray Beach retail shoppes arelocated between I-95 and A1A along AtlanticAvenue and the Pineapple Grove Arts District.Redeem your retail receipts for a free 4.5” JohnnyMango Phalaenopsis orchid plant on the followingdates: May 3-5, from 9am-5pm at the GreaterDelray Beach Chamber of Commerce, 64A SE 5thAve.; May 6, from 6-10pm at tables along AtlanticAvenue during the Art & Jazz on the Avenueevent; May 6-8 from 10am-6pm at tables alongAtlantic Avenue between Swinton Ave. and A1A.For more info, visit on Mother’s Day, May 9, celebrate at theAmerican Orchid Society’s botanical gardenswhere Moms receive FREE admission pluscomplimentary “Orchid Tea Service” for all guests.AOS is located at 16700 American Orchid SocietyLane, Delray Beach. Call 561.404.2017.PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010 117
  • 119. sportsfamily pet’splace inthespiritcontinued from page 74 continued from page 88 continued from page 98SIU’s flag football team … all while on the Dean’s by offering your dog a taste of the veterinary Santa Rita CarmenereList! Kevin found a gentleman who played guitar toothpaste. The next time, let him taste the Medalla Realand the two would entertain at the local bars and toothpaste, then run your finger along the gums 2008 from Chile -parties. After graduating, Kevin went from sales of the upper teeth. Repeat the process with a “Bordeaux-like but verymanager to Director of Marketing, this was about toothbrush. Work the brush from back to front, tropical, masculinethe time he “hired” Anna. After dating for three making small circles along the gum lines. Do not with an exceptionalmonths, Kevin was offered a job transfer. Trying to try to brush the entire mouth the first few times. smoothness; complex and rewarding.” $18convince Anna to move with him, Kevin reserved Even with the best tooth brushing, some dogs Marques De Casa Concha Merlot 2007 froman evening at The Edgewater and after dinner may still need a professional cleaning, just like Chile - “Superb, medium body, subtle darkhe proposed. Anna said “yes” and they moved to humans. Other products good for dental health fruits, very sensual.” $18Wisconsin. Kevin and Anna were married in ’86 are the CET chews and CET oral rinse. Theseand their first son Randall was born in ’89. Anna Decero Cabernet products have enzymatic cleansers that helpchose to be a full time mom and Kevin was now Sauvignon Remolinos break down the bacteria in the mouth. They arecommuting from Ft. Lauderdale after another Vineyard 2007 from available at your veterinarian’s office.transfer. Their second son Michael was born in ’92 Argentina - Untrimmed nails can cause a variety ofand she moved her children to Ft. Lauderdale to “Like velvet and black problems including broken nails, which arebe with Kevin and eventually made it to Parkland lace: smooth, round,in ‘93. Their third son Daniel was born in ’97. Kevin painful and bleed profusely. If your pet is not firm flush with darkdecided to start his own business and formed a used to having his nails trimmed, start slowly berries.” $19partnership called Executive Label which prints and work up to it gradually. Before you start trimming, determine how much needs to be Calome Malbec 2007labels for the retail marketplace, specializing in trimmed off. The nail that curls downward from Argentina - “Bigthe food industry, vitamins and health and beauty.Kevin has coached all of his boys in their sports should be even with the paw pad. Whatever fruits and spices; sensualand is a four year board member for the Parkland hangs over must be trimmed. In clear, white nails to a fault, organic fromSoccer Club. Anna was dugout mom, room mom you can see the quick in the pinkish area in the one of the highestand involved with her boy’s schools. She has middle of the nail. Unfortunately, the common vineyards in the world.”been V.P. of Fundraisers putting together golf black nails do not allow you to see the quick $19tournaments and fashion shows. Currently Anna easily. Cutting into the quick will result in pain andis V.P. for the Stoneman Douglas Wrestling Team bleeding. Cut dark colored nails in several small Buying Mom a few bottles of a delightfulBooster Club and on the Fundraising Committee cuts to reduce the chance of cutting the quick. wine she can enjoy long after her day in May isfor Westglades Band. Be sure to use only nail trimmers designed for a wonderful option. Buying yourself a few too? Randall is 20 and “walks to the beat of a different pets. Even though you will take great care not That works also!drummer.” He too has played all sports and favored to hurt your pet, sometimes accidents happenflag football. In high school he was a member and you will cut into the quick. Have some Franklin Reider is the authorof the ROTC. Randall is a total “gamer” and loves Quick Stop on hand, which you can find at the of the recently released book,Xbox. He has decided to put focus back on school pet store. You can also use flour or cornstarch to Wines of Passion: The Best ofand college. stop the bleeding. If that doesn’t work, apply a South America and is owner of Michael is 17 and a Douglas senior. He played all light bandage for about 15 minutes. If bleeding the highly regarded restaurantthe sports, excelling in travel soccer and played for continues, call your veterinarian. Gol! The Taste of Brazil, 411 EastWestglades for two years. In high school Michael If you have a long or curly haired dog, you Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.began wrestling. As a freshman he placed second may want to take him to a professional groomer, Call 561.272.6565 or visitin districts two times and placed third at the which are great for certain breeds such as www.golthetasteofbrazil.national level! Michael is a soccer referee and is in Yorkshire Terriers, Shih Tzu’s, Lhasa Ahpso, com. He has 5 children,his second year with BSO Explorer. His goal is to Poodles, Schnauzers, Labradoodles, etc. You served in the Peacebecome a police officer and attend University of should get your dog professionally groomed Corps helping to start aNorth Florida to study criminal justice. Daniel is 13 and attends Westglades. He has about every five weeks. They will bathe them, fishing cooperative, isenjoyed all the sports, yet in fourth grade he trim their hair, trim the nails and express the an honors graduatediscovered the drums. Months later he had a anal glands. This will make for a happy, healthy of Carleton Collegedrum set and was performing at church. Angels pet. and NYU law school,of Rock was his first band in fifth grade and they and has lived in Bocaperformed at talent shows. Daniel is in Advanced Dr. Penny Kupferberg, DVM has been practicing Raton for the lastBand, attends School of Rock and performed at medicine since 1988. She is the Chief of Staff and 12 years. He speaksthe soccer picnic. His goal is to be a professional partner at Coral Springs Pet Resort and Medical fluent Portuguesemusician … or a licensed contractor. Center, 11555 W. Sample Rd., Coral Springs. Dr. and is President of Friday Family Night is a must, bowling, board Penny was voted “Best Vet in Coral Springs” and the annual Latingames and movies. Weekends are dedicated to believes that healthy pets live longer, happier American Vinofestthe kids, at the fields or their beach condo. We lives. She can be reached at 954.341.4123. Visit held in Delray Beachsincerely appreciate this Life family. each January.118 PARKLAND/CORAL SPRINGS LIFE • MAY 2010
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