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NOVEMBER 2017 DREAMS COME TRUE FOR NFL TRAILBLAZER CONNIE CARBERG & CREEK HOLIDAY EVENTS LMGFL.COM 1 JET-SETTER FALL HARVEST FEST COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 ECRWSSEDDM RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMER PRSRT STD US POSTAGE PAID KENT OHIO PERMIT 1150 2 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 Jose Alberto D.D.S. with over 10 years of experience and his team at iDental offer gentle comfortable and state of the art dentistry How can we make you smile today New Patient Special Comprehensive exam (D0150) Cleaning and Polishing (D1110) Oral Cancer Screening (D0431) Full Mouth Series X-rays (D0210) OFFERING Implant Rehabilitation Invisalign Porcelain Crowns and Bridges Full and Partial Dentures Cosmetic Dentistry Low Radiation Digital Radiography Veneers Intra-Oral Camera Cleanings Periodontal Care White Fillings Teeth Whitening 69.00 a 393.00 value In the absence of periodontal disease 2 cleanings and polishing per year (D1110) All necessary Radiographs (D0210) Comprehensive Exam (D0150) Oral Cancer Screening (D0431) Complementary Sedation membership plan NOW OPEN and welcoming new patients www.identalgroup.com on any other services offered In the absence of periodontal disease 20% discount Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for the entire family CONTACT US NOW tollfree 1-855-2-iDental (1-855-243-3682) or 954-974-4101 or email info identalgroup.com COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 M-F 9 00AM - 5 00PM and Sat 9 00AM - 3 00PM 1507 Lyons Road Coconut Creek FL 33063 3 LMGFL.COM November 2017 Volume 17 Issue 11 lmgfl.com contents 22 FEATURES SCOUT S HONOR 28 Creek resident Connie Carberg recalls her time as the NFL s first female scout for the New York Jets. Broward College faculty member Trish Joyce remembers the early years of North Campus. CAMPUS MEMORIES 36 5 8 On the eve of his South Florida concert Sammy Hagar dishes on rum restaurants and Van Halen. FULL CIRCLE DEPARTMENTS LIFESTYLE GREETINGS MAYOR S MESSAGE anksgiving Greetings AROUND TOWN THANKSGIVING EVENTS ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Alexis Mitchell of LifeLine BUSINESS South Florida Business Connections DINING Deja Blue SKIN DEEP Beauty gift sets for the season DAY TRIPPER Surfside offers beachtown charms CULTURAL PREVIEW A look at high-season cultural happenings CITY VOICE Inside the 2018 budget MYCOCONUTCREEK Social media during Hurricane Irma GREEN EXCELLENCE South Florida holiday plants CALENDAR SNAPSHOTS ArtsFest COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Local church helps South African village 9 14 16 18 20 30 32 34 38 40 41 42 44 46 On the cover Coconut Creek resident Connie Carberg photo by Eduardo Schneider This page Finding Beauty (red) by Gavin Benjamin courtesy of Cindy Lisica Gallery. Find upcoming cultural events on page 34. 4 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 Lifestyle Greetings year ago I went to my first on-location photoshoot for Coconut Creek Lifestyle at Al Hendrickson Toyota for our cover story about its president Donna Giannoccoli. ere I met Connie Carberg who handles public relations for the company. e first thing I noticed about Connie besides her sweet demeanor and welcoming smile were the three New York Jets necklaces she was wearing proudly a testament to her die-hard love of the team--and her history-making years working for the organization. I knew our magazine had to tell her story one day. Now that she s written a book about her experiences as the first female scout in the NFL we knew it was the perfect month to introduce her to our readers. Our editorial and art teams had a wonderful time working with her on this story and we hope you enjoy learning about her as much as we did. It s stories like Connie s that make me thankful to be a part of Coconut Creek Lifestyle which looks to showcase residents who not only have stories to share but who also impact the community-- whether it s Alexis Mitchell entertaining the local masses with Heart songs or Alan Feuerman using his business savvy to help South Florida businesses grow. is spirit of gratitude runs through other pages of this issue including our spotlight on a mission trip to South Africa by members of Coastal Community Church and photos of different ways the community showed gratitude after Hurricane Irma. I m thankful for the readers who have graciously given feedback submitted photos and shared news about all things Coconut Creek. I ve heard such good things about how our stories have touched not only the people we write about but also the people inspired by them. We can t wait to show you more in the upcoming year. Have a happy anksgiving My best as always A GIVING THANKS KEREN MOROS MANAGING EDITOR KMOROS LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 5 SAME QUALITY REPAIR . . . AT A FRACTION OF THE COST GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit EDITORIAL MANAGING EDITOR Keren Moros ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher COPY EDITOR Jason Davis BMWSURGEONS Engine Transmission Electrical System Air Conditioning We Will Beat All Other Prices For Fully Authorized BMW Service Cooling System Diagnostic Suspension Brakes BMW Certified Technicians CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Karen Brooks Clarissa Buch Nicole Chavannes Amy Lynne Hayes Leah Moskowitz Michelle F. 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An additional 6 000 printed magazines are bulk-dropped in and around the city at high-traffic locations including restaurants banks professional offices car dealers food and gourmet markets and over 300 advertisers of Coconut Creek Lifestyle. Verified postal receipts are available for review to guarantee veracity. The contents of Coconut Creek Lifestyle are copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or part without the express written consent of the publisher. Coconut Creek Lifestyle accepts no responsibility for products or services advertised herein. We reserve the right to edit rewrite or refuse submitted material. 6 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 7 MAYOR S MESSAGE Thankful for Creek Becky Tooley was selected mayor in March 2017. She was elected to the city commission in 2001 and re-elected in March 2004 2007 and 2011. She represents District A which encompasses the area south of Coconut Creek Parkway to the southern boundary of the city and the west side of Lyons Road to just south of Sample Road. I have so much to be thankful for this anksgiving and every day. Most of all I m thankful for my parents who taught my siblings and me to love and to be kind to others. I don t know how many times my mom would say to the four of us that it doesn t cost anything to smile at others you may make them feel good especially the elderly who may not have any family nearby. Dad taught me the importance of doing for others in time of need. at s why I actually liked raking their leaves or shoveling their snow. ey would always try to pay us but we never accepted it because we knew they needed their money for food and other essentials. I am blessed and so proud of each and every city employee for helping to make this such a great community. During Hurricane Irma while in the emergency operations center I watched our administration work through a couple of nights to keep our city safe. Immediately after the storm our police officers were out patrolling streets looking for downed power lines and blocked roads. Our public works personnel were out moving trees from our streets from 1 30 to 3 30 a.m. ey could have waited until daylight but they wanted to get a head start so that emergency vehicles could get through. e director of the Parks and Recreation Department was out checking the parks in the middle of the night with police officers. Officers and staff from the Human Resources and Sustainable Development departments worked tireless hours at the shelters at Monarch High School and Lyons Creek Middle School. Our community relations director was communicating nonstop with residents on social media and updating the city website to keep everyone informed. e IT staff was there to quickly fix any technical problems. e utilities and engineering team worked hard to keep our pump stations running. Our city manager and finance director guided some processes and kept track of federal emergency management reports. Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department was timely with emergency situations and our fire marshal kept track of all aspects of the EOC. In addition many local businesses came forward to help with food and supplies. Many residents helped their neighbors with a variety of basic needs. I am blessed to have great neighbors who cleaned up tree limbs and branches from my yard. A big thank you to all In the days following the storm other employees kept our city running. While taking a walk I saw a young man from the public works team cleaning up debris. He had a smile on his face and was singing as he worked. I thanked him and his reply was I love this city and I love my job. I will help in any way. is anksgiving Day I hope you will join me in being thankful for the exceptional employees who serve the residents of Coconut Creek. In fact if you see any of them out and about say thank you. ey are the best. I love them all. I hope to see you at the Recreation Complex for the farmers market on Nov. 12 and 26 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at Veterans Park for the Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11. I ll see you around town. 8 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 around town C Celebrating Fall oconut Creek s annual Fall Harvest Festival provides old-fashioned country fair fun including entertainment by a DJ and folk and country music by Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band. Food trucks and a beer garden hosted by World of Beer provide edibles and libations. Families may enjoy a variety of activities including a petting zoo face painting inflatable games and bounce houses and sports activities. A pumpkin patch offers a perfect backdrop for family photos. After the fun break out the blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy a showing of Little Giants on an outdoor 15-foot-by-20-foot screen beginning at 6 15 p.m. Free shuttle service is available to and from the parking lots at Monarch High School 5050 Wiles Road. Fall Harvest Festival When Nov. 18 2 to 6 p.m. Where Sabal Pines Park 5005 NW 39th Ave. Cost Free Info 954.545.6620 coconutcreek.net events COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 9 around town NOTHIN BUT NET Coconut Creek s Registration is open until Nov. 30 for winter instructional basketball league for children ages 5 and 6. Practice runs Fridays Jan. 5-12 from 6 15 to 7 15 p.m. Scrimmages run Jan. 19-Feb. 23 from 6 15 to 7 15 p.m. Cost is 60 for residents. Nonresidents need a youth sports card for 180. Three forms of residency proof are required. Games and practices are held at the Community Center (1100 Lyons Road). Volunteer coaches are needed. Call 954.545.6670. TO MARKET Shop for produce handmade goods crafts and food at the free biweekly Coconut Creek farmers market held at the Recreation Complex parking lot (4455 Sol Press Blvd.). This month s markets will be held Nov. 12 and Nov. 26 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To become a vendor contact Emily at 561.299.8684 or elilly707 aol.com. For more call 954.545.6682. JUST FOR SENIORS The city hosts its annual Senior Expo featuring information medical screenings vendors and more for those 55 and older Dec. 1 9 30 a.m.12 30 p.m. at the Community Center (1100 Lyons Road). Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Call 954.545.6698. For vendor information email hhughes coconutcreek.net. WALK FOR MENTAL HEALTH The National Alliance on Mental Illness Broward County hosts its annual NAMIWalks at Tradewinds Park (3600 West Sample Road) on Nov. 11. The free event offers education about mental illness and raises money for NAMI Broward s programs which provide free training. It includes guest speakers exhibitors activities for kids a pet parade music dancing and more. Suggested fundraising goal for walkers is 100. Check in is 8 a.m. and the 5K starts at 9 30 a.m. Visit namibroward.org. RACE FOR EXPLORERS North Creek Presbyterian Church hosts its annual 5K Run Walk to support the Coconut Creek Police Explorers on Dec. 2. Pre-race events start at 3 30 p.m. and include police dog demonstrations and tours of police cars and a SWAT truck. The race begins at 5 p.m. at the church 4601 NW 71st Place. Advance registration is 35 or 40 on race day. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit northcreektoday.org. LIBRARY HAPPENINGS The North Regional Broward College Library (1100 Coconut Creek Blvd.) hosts It Happened First in Florida on Nov. 2 1 to 2 p.m. in Room 154. Author and historian Sally J. Ling discusses events and inventions that originated in Florida. On Nov. 18 the library hosts a guitar caf for beginning to intermediate guitarists. Acoustic electric or bass guitars are welcome. Event is from 2 30 to 5 30 p.m. in Room 154. FOR THOSE WHO VE SERVED The city hosts its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Park (3550 Lyons Road) Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Hosted by the American Legion Post 170 the ceremony will feature guest speakers and the Coconut Creek Police Department honor guard. Visit coconutcreek.net events for more. 10 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 An Elective MRI CT or PET Can quite possibly save your life. No exercise Required Vip Preventive Medicine is the single most important decision you can make to save your life. 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Water Horse Firefighters from the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department delivered water to horses at the farms near Vinkemulder Road after Hurricane Irma. Help After Irma Jill Ridinger magnet coordinator at Coconut Creek High School s Creek Technical Academy submitted this photo of the supplies that students and staff gathered for residents of SOS Children s Village who were displaced by Hurricane Irma. To find out more about how to help the foster care village visit gofundme.com sosirma. Florida Strong City employees and the Coconut Creek Police Department found these notes tied to stair rails around the Government Center thanking them for their service to residents during Hurricane Irma. 12 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 around town Service Above Self Rotary Club of Coconut Creek joined other local Rotary clubs from Monroe Miami-Dade and Broward counties to gather water sanitary products and other supplies for Key West residents affected by Hurricane Irma. 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State Road 7 Margate FL 33063 (located at former Propane USA) 954.973.3327 grilldoctormargate gmail.com w w w. g r i l l d o c t o r f l o r i d a . c o m Helping Neighbors Coconut Creek High School exceptional student education support facilitator Camille Edwards submitted this photo of the school s Mentoring Tomorrow s Leaders club helping to clean up a Pompano Beach community center after the storm. Serve and Protect Sgt. Brandi DelVecchio submitted this photo of police service aide Michael Papa and Officer David Morales helping a resident pump gas before the county curfew instituted because of the storm. When the resident mentioned that she didn t have any D batteries Detective Kevin Scott (not pictured) went to the 7-Eleven and bought her some. She asked to take a photo with the officers. COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 11 30 17 11 30 17 LMGFL.COM 13 Bring on the turkey start your shopping lists and check out these family events to mark the beginning of the holiday season A VISIT FROM SANTA e Margate-Coconut Creek Firefi ghters Benevolent Association travels to homes throughout the area bringing Santa Claus on a sleigh with gifts in tow. Visit its website for registration information and dates. Info mfdba.org TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY A festive gathering to kick off the season with city officials and fi rst responders. When Nov. 18 6 30 p.m. Where Promenade at Coconut Creek 4443 Lyons Road Coconut Creek Info promenadeatcoconutcreek.com THANKSGIVING BASKET BRIGADE Children s Diagnostic and Treatment Center hosts its 25th annual brigade to serve anksgiving meals to more than 1 000 families in need. Volunteers may bag meals or bag and deliver them. Volunteers also may bring a new toy to contribute to the center s annual Holiday Toy Drive. When Nov. 19 8 a.m. Where 1401 S. Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale Info Register at childrensdiagnostic. com basket-brigade-2017 FILL THE FIRETRUCK While you re taking advantage of Black Friday bargains join the Coconut Creek Police Department and the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department at their annual toy drive. Toys and proceeds go to the Children s Cancer Caring Center which provides free care programs for children with cancer. When Nov. 24-25 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Where Walmart 5571 W. Hillsboro Blvd. TURKEY SPRINT TRIATHLON DUATHLON Burn off anksgiving feast calories. e triathlon includes a quarter-mile swim 10 miles of biking and 3 miles of running the duathlon includes 0.75 miles of running 10 miles of biking and 3 more miles of running. Pick up packets at Alex Bicycle Shop (11510 W. State Road 84) on Nov. 24 1-6 p.m. e event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When Nov. 25 5 30 a.m. registration 7 a.m. race 9 15 a.m. awards ceremony Where Tradewinds Park 3600 W. Sample Road Cost 94 for individuals 164 for relay teams Info multirace.com events 116 PANTHERS IN THE PARK WINTERFEST FAMILY FUN DAY e Florida Panthers host free activities and performances for each member of the family including a slide a kids town massages face painting and photo opportunities with superheroes sports mascots and Santa Claus. e highlight is free ice skating. When Nov. 26 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Where Huizenga Plaza 1 E. Las Olas Blvd. Info winterfestparade.com HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS Children can create beautiful arts and crafts projects for the holidays at this program from Coconut Creek. Session 1 is for children ages 5 to 8. Session 2 is for children ages 9 to 13. When Session 1--Tuesdays Nov. 28Dec. 19 from 4 30 to 6 p.m. Session 2--Thursdays Nov. 30-Dec. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. Where Recreation Complex 4455 Sol Press Blvd. Cost 40 for residents 50 for nonresidents Info 954.956.1580 CHRISTMAS ON LAS OLAS You don t have to trek north to walk in a winter wonderland at this 55th annual festival which features performances by local choirs sledding raffles a kids fun zone photos with Santa and more than 60 COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 Season Starters 14 LMGFL.COM food and beverage booths. When Nov. 28 5-10 p.m. Where Fort Lauderdale between Southeast Sixth Avenue and Southeast 11th Avenue Cost Free Info lasolasboulevard.com FORT LAUDERDALE FLAMINGLE Food for the Poor hosts this cocktail party to raise money for the training and equipment of beekeeping programs in Jamaica to support bee farmers. e event includes honey-infused hors d oeuvres craft cocktails with Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey whiskey honey tastings raffle silent auction and Caribbean entertainment. When Nov. 30 6 p.m. Where Grateful Palate 3003 NE 32nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale Cost 75 Info foodforthepoor.org SANTA S BRUNCH e Women s Club of Coconut Creek hosts its 27th annual event for Coconut Creek children ages 3 to 8. Children will receive lunch a snack and dessert as well as a goodie bag and a special present from Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tickets will be available at the Women s Club s Annual Fair (Nov. 4 at the Community Center COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and Coconut Creek s Fall Harvest Festival (Nov. 18 at Sabal Pines Park). Participants must be Coconut Creek residents. When Dec. 2 10 a.m.-noon Where Community Center 1100 Lyons Road Cost 12 children 10 adults (one adult per child) sales end Nov. 23 Info and tickets santabrunchcc gmail. com HOLIDAY CAR SHOW From classic to modern more than 600 cars will be on display at this annual show. When Dec. 3 Where Festival Marketplace 2900 W. Sample Road Pompano Beach Cost Free for spectators car registration is 30 before show and 35 day of show Info festival.com nine categories for both males and females. In addition to food and refreshments expect to enjoy live music and an awards ceremony. A kids fun run is for ages 10 and under. Cost includes commemorative T-shirt parking and park admission. When Nov. 11 run 6 p.m. walk and kids fun run 7 p.m. Cost 46 for runners 21 for walkers FAMILY BIKE NIGHT Decorate your bike in its holiday best and bring family and friends to bike ride through Tradewinds Park s illuminated path which features thousands of lights and larger-thanlife animated displays. Afterward enjoy food and refreshments from Food Truck Invasion. Participants must bring a helmet for those 16 and under. Bike lights are recommended. No pets skaters or walkers allowed. When Nov. 12 6-8 p.m. Cost 8 per bike HOLIDAY FANTASY OF LIGHTS Drive the family through 3 miles of beautiful lights and displays at this annual tradition. When Nov. 17-Jan. 1 Where Tradewinds Park 3600 W. Sample Road Cost 16 per car 40 per bus 3-D experience is 3 for three pairs of glasses LMGFL.COM 15 FANTASY OF LIGHTS EVENTS The following three events take place at Tradewinds Park 3600 W. Sample Road. For event information visit holidaylightsdrivethru.com. HOLIDAY FANTASY OF LIGHTS 5K RUN WALK e 20th annual USATF-certified race is lit up by thousands of lights. Awards will be given in ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Heart to Heart S By Michelle F. Solomon outh Creek resident Alexis Mitchell didn t know she d spend her weekends imitating and singing almost every song made famous by Ann Wilson and the rock band Heart. But now Mitchell is the lead singer of LifeLine a tribute to the music of Heart. ey ll be performing at the Township Center for Performing Arts on Nov. 18. A second career in a rock band wasn t an aspiration she admits despite having appeared in more than a few lead roles in musical theater productions throughout South Florida for three decades. ree years ago she received a call from a friend Denis Casaubon a keyboardist and vocalist who had the idea she might be the one for a new band he was forming. He knew I sang and performed and thought I might want to try something different Mitchell says. I thought I d give it a shot so we got together and jammed. His idea was a performance band that would have in its repertoire the music of the 1960s 70s and 80s. So I sang some songs by Pat Benatar Gloria Estefan and then we hit on the songs of Heart Mitchell recalls. Something clicked. Denis came up with the idea of a Heart tribute band. But the real Heart wasn t just Ann Wilson it was her sister Nancy who added dynamic guitar riffs cemented in rock guitar history. We searched around for a female lead guitarist to complete the band says Mitchell about the other girl in the group Boca Raton guitarist Mabel Vittini. Rounding out LifeLine is Mylo Anthony the band s manager co-founder and bassist Michael McAuliffe guitarist and Anthony Vomero on drums. We play the songs the way everyone remembers the radio rock hits says Mitchell who by day is assistant to artistic director Claudia Genteel at the Township Center for Performing Arts. I don t just sing Ann Wilson s songs. I sing the songs the way she sang them. I do try to emulate her voice. It wasn t however the first time she d performed publicly imitating a famous pop singer. In 2000 while watching television she came across Your Big Break a talent show produced by the late Dick Clark. LifeLine members Anthony Mylo Mabel Alexis Michael and Denis A Creek resident finds her dynamic voice in the music of a classic rock band It was before American Idol and e Voice and the premise of the show was that every day people who sounded like a famous singing star would compete she says. Mitchell sent in an audition tape of a rendition of the Cher song If I Could Turn Back Time. ( When I would go out and sing karaoke people told me I sounded like Cher she says.) A month later she received a call from producers of the show. She was flown to California to appear with five other contestants for the second season. Out of 2 000 videos they picked six people. While she didn t win it was an experience she won t ever forget. It was my 15 minutes of fame. When Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. Where Township Center for Performing Arts 2452 Lyons Road Coconut Creek Tickets 15 Info 954.970.0606 townshipcoconutcreek.com COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LIFELINE A TRIBUTE TO HEART 16 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 SEPTEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 17 BUSINESS Feuerman shares his top 10 networking tips. 1. Properly RSVP for a networking event and arrive on time. Arrive early and if possible stay late. Some of your best connections are made during these times. 2. Set your intention ahead of time. Ask yourself if you are there to publicize develop relationships or tell people about a service. 3. Know and have your 60-second commercial polished so it sounds natural. Focus on the benefits you provide such as saving money or solving problems. 4. Dress professionally. You only have one chance to make a first impression. 5. Bring plenty of business cards. 6. Circulate mix and mingle. Don t spend the whole time talking to only two or three people. Try to limit yourself to no more than 10 minutes with one person. 7. Don t hard-sell. Inform people about your products and services but don t try to sell to them. Find common interests both business and personal and build a friendship. 8. Build relationships. Actively listen to people. Find out their story. Don t just talk about business. 9. Create good business karma. Donate a raffle prize or sponsor an event. Connect people looking for work with potential employers. 10. Follow up follow up follow up. Remember it can take 12 to 18 touches or more to obtain a new client. NETWORKING 101 Creek resident and networking specialist Alan Feuerman brings people together By Nicole Chavannes Creating Connections T hough Alan Feuerman admits he s not the best at planning the founder and president of South Florida Business Connections organizes networking events for South Florida professionals to meet and get to know one another. Nearly 10 years ago working as a life insurance agent Feuerman struggled to find a place in local chambers of commerce because he was in a competitive field. He chose to begin his own referral group with the support of his wife remaining a life insurance agent until the economy began to tank in 2008. Later that year he chose to leave the industry for good and began running South Florida Business Connections full time in 2009. Today the organization boasts more than 5 000 subscribers to emails about local networking events that are open to nonmembers. Member businesses--there are more than 100-- meet regularly in referral groups and also are added to the business directory on the website. It was a very personalized way of marketing your services and people got to know each other and trust one another and refer business to one another Feuerman says. We started in different areas and it just continued to grow and grow. e events include after-hour mixers breakfast networking luncheon referral groups that meet at local restaurants marketing workshops speed networking fundraisers for nonprofit organizations and more. (One event was a grand-opening mixer for the opening of Silverspot Cinema at Promenade at Coconut Creek.) Members often speak at events to promote their services and even nonmembers can attend an event for a fee. Feuerman is especially keen on helping seniors and works with organizations such as the Broward Coalition on Aging and the Elder Services Resource Network through South Florida Business Connections which has three referral groups that specialize in senior services. We try to focus on win-wins for everybody Feuerman says. We have a lot of companies that help us because we re small. A self-proclaimed day-by-day man Feuerman admits it can be daunting to organize meetings and events for Fort Lauderdale Weston Hollywood Coconut Creek Boca Raton and Delray Beach. However working with others and helping business owners makes it worthwhile. What I like most is meeting each person hearing their story finding out all about them and seeing how we can assist and help them to grow Feuerman says. I m dedicated to helping people. For information on how to join the free email list or become a member call Feuerman at 561.674.4300 or visit sflbusiness connections.com. COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 18 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 19 DINING Five Things to Know About A Diverse Palate e Euro-style restaurant cafe and lounge features a multi-ethnic menu highlighting cuisine from Italy France Greece the Middle East and North Africa (like the tagine of lamb below). e recipes are authentic to their origin says co-owner Sabrina Cozzolino. It s a Mediterranean journey. 1 D j Blue Where 7805 N. University Drive Parkland 2 Daily Deals Tracing Memories When they moved to Parkland in 2008 the Cozzolinos met people with ancestry around the globe and many others who were nostalgic for past trips abroad. e restaurant opened in January with the intention of bringing out those memories--the d j vu part of the name--with the food and rustic-chic decor (which changes with the seasons). e blue is an homage to the Mediterranean Sea. Phone 954.345.0128 Web dejabluerestaurants.com her family members consider themselves citizens of the world. She is from France has North African roots and has lived throughout Italy. Her husband and co-owner Marco is from Italy as is their partner and longtime friend Ignazio Pediconi. Together they launched two restaurant chains in Italy. She and Marco speak seven languages each and their children speak three. World Travelers Cozzolino says 45 e restaurant has a daily happy hour 3 30 to 7 p.m. where the 12 specialty cocktails are 7 (down from 12). House wine and well drinks are 5 the large beer selection falls in the 3 to 4 range and appetizers are 6 each. Sit on the high-top [tables] outside--it s lovely Cozzolino says of the boardwalk on the water. 3 Party Time Since opening D j Blue has celebrated weddings baby showers birthdays business meetings and much more. ere are two private rooms French and Tuscan which have similar decors and slightly different ambiences. We ask people [who make a reservation] if they re celebrating anything Cozzolino says. Everyone should feel special here. 20 LMGFL.COM Not your typical gun store attitude... great customer service unlimited range time. Florida concealed weapons classes Firearms training course from beginner to advanced and private classes provided by Florida Firearms Training. The range is fully air conditioned and maintains a temperature of 72-74 degrees. 15 Total extra wide shooting lanes 10 75 ft and 5 at 50 ft where you can shoot handguns and shot guns. call for ammo restrictions. now available for gun enth cates ts. Holiday Gift certifi usias 1700 S. Powerline Road Units A B DeerFIeld Beach FL 33442 Hours Monday to Friday 10am to 9pm Saturday 9am to 6pm Sunday 10am to 6pm 954.596.0526 COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 21 w w w . g u n w o r l d o f s f l . c o m for new t classes r lates .com eck out ou Ch orldofsfl w.gunw ers at ww Shoot family owned & operated Connie Carberg 22 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 SCOUT S HONOR GROWING UP AROUND THE NEW YORK JETS WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING OF A BARRIER-BREAKING NFL JOURNEY FOR CREEK RESIDENT CONNIE CARBERG By Kevin Kaminski Lead photo and last photo by Eduardo Schneider COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 23 Connie (on phone) with secretary Elsie Cohen in 1975 Posing with quarterback Richard Todd at a Thanksgiving dinner with the Jets at Shea Stadium in 1977 With former Jets head coach Weeb Ewbank he greatest quarterback in New York Jets history had one question for his son-inlaw artist Edwin Baker III before making the drive from his home in Tequesta to an event in progress at Coral Springs Museum of Art earlier this summer. He was happy to attend a permanent collection exhibit that featured work by his daughter Olivia s husband but Joe Namath also wanted to know if Connie Nicholas Carberg was in the room. T More important was she wearing green and white Namath no doubt knew the answer to the latter question. He asked Baker to tell the Coconut Creek resident to remain at the celebration until he arrived. As always all eyes turned to Broadway Joe the minute he entered the room. And as always he spoke to every person who wanted a few seconds of his time signed every autograph and posed for every photo. When he found Connie the two embraced and spent time catching up. Namath then asked her how long they had been friends. I told him we met when I was 13 and now I m 66 Connie says. Joe goes My Lord 53 years. I said Joe you subtract a lot better than I do. I couldn t think on my feet that fast. Not with Joe Namath standing next to me. Connie recounts the episode while sitting on the couch inside the Coconut Creek condominium she shares with her husband of 38 years John. Naturally she s dressed head to toe in her beloved green and white--including earrings and necklaces with the Jets logo. What she modestly leaves out of the story is that Joe Namath wasn t the only history making member of the New York Jets family at the museum that night. As chronicled in her recent book X s and O s Don t Mean I Love You Connie worked for the Jets as an NFL scout-- evaluating college football players for pro potential--at an age (24) and in an era (the mid-1970s) that only adds to the magnitude of the achievement. ough some obituaries for Linda Bogdan who died in 2009 identified the daughter of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson as the first female NFL scout Connie broke that ceiling nearly a decade before Bogdan when the Jets quietly added scouting to her duties as that department s secretary after the 1975 season. COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 24 LMGFL.COM By today s NFL standards with more women than ever earning frontoffice positions with teams Connie s work dissecting game film and putting together files on potential draft choices might draw little fanfare. But back in 1976--when she traveled to her alma mater Ohio State to chat with thencoach Woody Hayes about his top players--the idea of a woman scouting college talent for a professional football organization was virtually unthinkable. at is to everyone but Connie. OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS It didn t take long for members of the Jets organization to realize that Connie wasn t your average secretary--for reasons that had nothing to do with typing. She knew football. And she had an insatiable desire to learn more. She d spend late nights eating Chinese with general manager Al Ward picking his brain while copies of that week s THE SPORTING LIFE game plan were being made. Ward It was the kind of childhood about and other staffers noted that Connie which diehard New York Jets fans and immersed herself in scouting studying many football-loving men of a certain players on her own time and age could only dream. committing statistics and e Nicholas family-- details to memory. Connie her older brother After conferring with and younger brother and When asked about her favorite recollections of being around others in the front office her parents Calvin and Joe Namath during his playing days Connie can t stop at one. Ward surprised Connie by Lynne--grew up on Long In college she asked him to be her sorority s little brother and making her the offer of her Island in Babylon New Namath dutifully snapped a photo for her wearing the sorority s lifetime during a front-office York. Dr. Cal as he was T-shirt. One spring break she went with her friend to Fort dinner she served as a partknown not only ran a Lauderdale where Namath had a place and visited unannounced. time scout for the better part general practice out of his He invited us in and we sat and talked--he couldn t have been of three seasons. e only home he also worked as nicer Connie says. My friend couldn t believe it. thing more powerful than her the Jets internist initially In those days she adds Namath was like the Beatles. love of football--her love for as an unpaid volunteer Guys wanted to be like him women wanted to be with him John who she married in 1979 in the early 1960s before says Connie who baked the quarterback apple pies when she even though he was a New the team formalized the was working for the Jets. Even now when he walks into a room York Giants fan ( I made him position after a few years. everything changes. switch she says)--ultimately Cal s brother renowned ended her tenure with the Jets. orthopedic surgeon e couple moved to South Florida Hayes whose fiery demeanor James Nicholas also served on the Jets after John went to work for Southeast ultimately cost him his job couldn t medical team and famously prolonged Toyota started a family (son Chris now have been more gracious. He not only Namath s career with four surgeries on 34) and eventually settled in Coconut encouraged Connie to follow her his perpetually damaged knees. passion he extended a remarkable offer Creek. In 2001 Connie took a job at For Connie an admitted tomboy Al Hendrickson Toyota for which she Hayes gave her a standing invitation who grew up idolizing baseball great continues to do public relations. to watch the team s closed practices. Willie Mays it was a bittersweet As a parting gift to the Jets Connie e coach continued to be a mentor dream come true. On the one hand introduced the staff to defensive end and occasional sounding board for by the mid- 60s Jets players including Mark Gastineau who the team drafted Connie. It was just the experience and Namath were regularly visiting Dr. in 1979 out of East Central Oklahoma affirmation she needed to pursue a Cal s house for treatment. Connie career in sports as graduation drew near. State. Gastineau finished his career quickly became obsessed with football. with 107.5 sacks a team record that ree years later in the summer She played whiffle ball in the backyard still stands. When the Jets inducted of 1974 the Jets new coach Charley with wide receiver George Sauer him into their Ring of Honor in 2012 Winner offered Connie a position talked about that week s opponents Gastineau invited Connie as his guest. as secretary of the team s scouting with defensive end Gerry Philbin I was so in love and love is totally department for 7 500 a year. It was the crushed on wideout Bake Turner when illogical Connie says of the decision to perfect job except for one minor detail. he played guitar at parties--and even leave the Jets. Whatever was going to I had no secretarial skills she says escorted members of the Super Bowl work for John that s what I wanted to laughing at the memory. I didn t know III-winning Jets onto the gymnasium do. I ve had such a great life in Florida. how to type or do carbon copies. You floor at Babylon High for a 1969 But I ll forever miss working for the couldn t Google What s a form letter charity basketball game against the in those days. ... When [Winner] hired Jets. I loved every minute of it. school s faculty and alumni. On the other hand Connie was struggling with teenage insecurities heading into her college years. I didn t feel like an outcast I got along with everybody she says. But I was never the girlfriend. I didn t go to prom. I was down on myself in the sense that I was never going to find a husband. Where I was comfortable was in the football world. at s where I felt secure. After transferring to Ohio State from all-girls Wheaton College in 1971 Connie brazenly introduced herself to Hayes the Buckeyes legendary football coach outside the team dining hall. She told him about her family and growing up around the Jets. his own secretary I d ask her things and she d help me with typing. But I d also stay late and just peck away at the typewriter when people weren t around. MEMORIES OF BROADWAY JOE COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 25 CONNIE S ACCESSORIES EARRINGS Handmade and bought at a booth at Festival Marketplace in Pompano Beach NECKLACES (FROM TOP) Christmas gift from her parents gift to family and associates of the Jets during the team s 25th Super Bowl reunion handmade at R&N Jewelers 10 years ago WATCH A Jets watch from NFLshop.com JERSEY Given to Connie and signed by Mark Gastineau BRACELET A gift made by a friend RING Bought 20 years ago SNEAKERS Found through a post on a Facebook page for Jets fans. 26 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 TICKETS ON SALE NOW FEB 21-25 2018 Preferred Card FEATURING Alton Brown Anne Burrell TITLE SOBEWFF.ORG Giada De Laurentiis Guy Fieri HOSTED BY & BENEFITING Bobby Flay Alex Guarnaschelli HOST HOTEL Robert Irvine Trisha Yearwood PREMIER Geoffrey Zakarian Andrew Zimmern OFFICIAL AIRLINE PLATINUM DIAMOND GOLD SPECIAL THANKS COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 Confirmed sponsors as of August 2017 LMGFL.COM 27 HISTORY A LONGTIME PROFESSOR AT BROWARD COLLEGE S NORTH CAMPUS LOOKS BACK AT THE SCHOOL S EVOLUTION--AND HER INTERACTION WITH A FUTURE ROCK STAR By Keren Moros CAMPUS MEMORIES As part of the minority-retention program Joyce had the opportunity to build the new canon being taught to English students something new for the early 1970s. One of my students told me that she had never read African-American literature until I introduced it that was really exciting. [We read] the autobiography of Malcolm X. ... Today you are bringing in multiple I n the late 1960s and early 70s the young city of Coconut Creek saw an explosion of growth in education. Coconut Creek Elementary debuted in 1968 Coconut Creek High School opened its doors in 1972 and Atlantic Technical College followed one year later. Another higher-education entity planted roots during this era--Broward College s North Campus then known as Broward Community College which also held its first classes in 1972. Plans to build a college on the land close to Florida s Turnpike had been around since 1965 the year a local newspaper quoted school board member A. Wesley Parrish Sr. as saying People just haven t realized that North Broward is growing as fast as it is. In fact we ve grown up. ough a resident of Delray Beach assistant professor Trish Joyce saw this growth firsthand. She began teaching at North Campus the year it opened--and she still teaches English classes literature and creative writing there today. Coconut Creek Lifestyle asked Joyce to share some memories of the campus early days. When we came back from vacation every person on campus would stand at that meeting and say the proverbial what I did over my summer vacation. ... Student Life is a phenomenal organization here at North and [they ve always done] so much. If there was a fundraiser everybody contributed or participated. We had a state championship basketball team over a period of a couple of seasons North Campus during and Student construction in 1971 Life would sponsor whoever wanted to go to the tournament games. ... If there was a player injured (in any sport) everybody knew that player by name and would check on him or her. Activities beyond the classroom were a huge part of the perspectives across genders race--the scene at North Campus. Faculty played things that used to divide us so much. tennis together and there were softball e movies we show in film class the games as Joyce puts it in those days everybody did everything. literature we read they re far more ere would be no classes from diverse than when I started. noon to 1 because everybody would Early on Joyce and other faculty be sitting on the common green members learned to treat their students which was in the center of the like family when then-provost Carl campus. [Editor s note Today it s Crawford announced at the opening south toward the student registration faculty meeting that he was dubbing building]. People would sit on the the campus the caring community green with their instruments and an informal name that Joyce says stuck books. Nobody seemed to worry with the faculty for about a decade. COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 28 LMGFL.COM Trish Joyce in the 1970s The campus visit artist series in spring of 1978 about the sun back then. ere would be either musical performances demonstrations by faculty and students. ... You knew almost everybody on campus by face if not by name. We even had a anksgiving dinner for the entire campus. e fellow that coordinated it Marc Sonnenfeld insisted that he and his staff at the Writing Center would take care of everything. We would have it the week before anksgiving and it was a three-hour event because not everybody ate at the same time. Everyone from facilities and the security guards up to the top-level administration would go. It [lasted] about eight or 10 years. As the times changed so did traditional social structures. Joyce and others noticed women were returning to the workforce once their children were in school. Starting in 1976 Joyce and others started a women s center to meet these students needs. ere was a period when women were coming to Broward College and wanting advice about programs and courses of study and so forth. Some students and I saw this need and we founded a women s center. ey would establish their bearings meet people and learn about the programs workshops and weekly activities. At that same time Broward had a special assistant to the president for women s affairs Judith Van Alstyne and she was one of my mentors. It was phased out once there was that critical mass of returning women [also known as] displaced homemakers. ank goodness neither term is used anymore. Joyce taught her share of interesting students over the years--perhaps none more so than Brian Warner who took her creative writing class around 1989. Warner later became better known as shock-rocker Marilyn Manson. He had a garage band and he wore a black trench coat with a Barbie doll chained around his neck. He was a character even then. He would get up on the desk in the classroom and recite. Because it was creative writing who was I to say you can t do that [She laughs] ere was a musical quality to his poetry. ere were other musicians in the class and I always joke he left because he couldn t stand the competition. In fact I think he left because he wanted to devote all of his time to his band. But it was fun having him and saying I knew him back when. FROM THE PRESIDENT When Avis Proctor mentions the former women s center that Joyce helped to establish the president of North Campus notes that its existence contextualizes how the campus supported the needs of students in our community. And we continue to do that today Proctor says. As president since 2013 Proctor sets the tone and vision for the campus making sure its programs and initiatives help students achieve success. She began her career at Broward College as a member of the mathematics faculty at North Campus in 2000. When I returned to the campus I had a message about everyone being change agents Proctor says. Regardless of the role you play or your title you still have a pivotal role in being a change agent and supporting students in being successful. To Proctor part of this success is engagement with the community the campus serves. When Proctor became president she talked with City Manager Mary Blasi about ways to collaborate. That resulted in the campus creative media team working with the community relations division to promote the campus Early Childhood Laboratory School and other programs. The campus also is home to the Omni Auditorium which opened in 1980 and hosts community events. Both the public and students enjoy the North Regional Broward College Library and Broward students complete programs at Junior Achievement World Huizenga Center the largest Junior Achievement building in the world. Proctor is continuing this focus on community and academic achievement with preliminary talks about community projects and the possibility of adding retail space to the campus. Next on the agenda seeking funding for the renovation of buildings 56 and 57 two of the original buildings to create a center for science technology education and math education. --Keren Moros LMGFL.COM 29 COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 HOLIDAY PREVIEW GET A HEAD START ON YOUR SEASONAL SHOPPING WITH THESE BEAUTY GIFT SETS By Leah Moskowitz Sephora s Everyday Must-Haves The Superstars set is a must for any beauty lover. The bundle includes 10 deluxe-sized and three full-sized best sellers for face cheek lip and eyes. ( 75 Sephora) IGK Texture & Shine Kit From my new favorite hair company the Friends with Benefits set has Beach Club Texture Spray Smoke & Mirrors 2-In-1 Cleansing Conditioner and Mistress Anti-Frizz Leave-In Conditioner. ( 34 Sephora). 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As newer projects make their way into this small town Surfside maintains its charm with art deco architecture and more than a dozen mom-and-pop shops and restaurants. ere are more than 20 clothing and jewelry shops in Surfside. Many are small curated boutiques such as Le Beau Maroc a Moroccan-inspired store stocked with long loose dresses body oils and jewelry. Nearby find Nikki s Beachhouse specializing in trendy bathing suits cover-ups and sandals. Surfside also is home to a well-known South Florida bridal shop Couture Bridal. RETAIL DINING 26 Sushi & Tapas Harding Avenue Surfside s downtown area is full of casual and fine-dining restaurants. Josh s Deli is known for unique mashups of traditional eats such as duck fat matzo balls and the Jewban a variation on a Cuban sandwich. For something lighter visit e Carrot a juice and smoothie bar that serves salads wraps and sandwiches. Surfside s upscale restaurants include 26 Sushi & Tapas a modern-designed kosher Japanese and Peruvian concept on Harding Avenue and the recently opened Le Sirenuse the anchor restaurant (focused on Mediterranean cuisine) at e Surf Club. NOVEMBER 2017 32 LMGFL.COM PHOTOS COURTESY OF VISIT SURFSIDE PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIT SURFSIDE Turtle Walk ATTRACTIONS conservation with 13 colorful Florida loggerhead sculptures throughout Surfside. At the oceanfront community center open to the public find two swimming pools a whirlpool an outdoor caf and fitness classes such as aqua Zumba and beach yoga. Stroll through Turtle Walk which brings awareness to sea turtle EVENTS roughout the year Surfside hosts a variety of family-friendly events. Some of the most popular happenings include ird ursdays monthly street festivals running February through April featuring live music food trucks and special deals and First Fridays themed beach picnics taking place during the summer months. Il Pomodoro all Insalata from Le Sirenuse at the Four Seasons PHOTO COURTESY OF SERENDIPITY CREAMERY Serendipity Creamery SWEET ADDITIONS Serendipity Creamery is one of Surfside s most popular dessert shops where innovative ice cream flavors such as pear Riesling sorbet toasted coconut salted caramel or cereal milk are made in-house. For bakery selections visit Gourmet Temptations a Paris-style spot that produces a daily rotation of clairs macarons and cupcakes. Pool at the Four Seasons PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN HORAN PHOTOGRAPHY BEACH GETAWAYS Fit for a staycation the town includes a range of hotels including the Grand Beach Hotel the newly opened Marriot Residence Inn and Four Seasons Hotel at e Surf Club which originally opened in the 1930s as a swanky members-only club known to attract celebrities such as Frank Sinatra and Winston Churchill. Now the property features oceanfront suites and five-star accommodations. Nearby the forthcoming Fendi Ch teau Residences will be the first FENDI-branded residential project in the world. LMGFL.COM 33 PHOTO BY CHRISTIAN HORAN PHOTOGRAPHY Cultural SEASON PREVIEW By Alyssa Fisher December Women Printing Latin American e international exhibit pays homage to women artists in print media. When Nov. 1 Dec. 17 Where Pompano Beach Cultural Center Contact ccpompano.org VOLTA When Dec. 12 24 Where Broward Center for the Performing Arts Fort Lauderdale Contact browardcenter.org 15 Rose For the first show of the Greenhouse eater Center s inaugural season in Boca Raton the Chicago-based group shares an intimate portrait of Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy as she retraces the rise and fall of her family. When Nov. 29 Dec. 23 Where Mizner Park Cultural Center Boca Raton Contact miznerparkculturalcenter.com Volta Cirque du Soleil s newest show is inspired by the adventurous spirit of action sports. When Dec. 15 Where Tent next to Hard Rock Stadium Miami Contact cirquedusoleil. com volta Art Basel Week & Satellite Art Shows In addition to Art Basel Miami and its array of modern and contemporary artists expect plenty of satellite shows like Aqua Art Miami (right). When Dec. 6 10 Contact artbasel.com miami-beach Honoring Gerard Schwarz Miami City Ballet presents the beloved holiday ballet which features new sets and costumes this year. When Dec. 15 30 Where Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Miami Broward Center for the Performing Arts Contact miamicityballet.org George Balanchine s The Nutcracker e Symphonia presents Connoisseur Concert 1 featuring the work of Torelli Tchaikovsky Schwarz and Beethoven. When Dec. 10 Where Saint Andrew s School Boca Raton Contact thesymphonia.org January School of Rock Based on the hit film this comedic musical follows a wannabe rock star who turns a class of students into a mind-blowing band. Inspired by Vienna s beloved New Year s concert this celebration--a Coral Springs tradition for 17 years--blends acclaimed European singers and dancers with local symphonies. When Jan. 1 Where Coral Springs Center for the Arts Contact coralspringscenterforthearts.com COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 Salute to Vienna 34 LMGFL.COM 12 Florida Renaissance Festival Miami City Ballet Program Two Celebrating famed choreographer Jerome Robbins 100th birthday this entire program of his work includes three company premieres. When Jan. 12 Feb. 4 Where Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Broward Center for the Performing Arts Contact miamicityballet.org e decorated event--featuring jesters and jugglers a jousting tournament and giant turkey legs--has seven themed weekends. Costumes are encouraged. When Feb. 10 March 25 Where Quiet Waters Park Deerfield Beach Contact ren-fest.com The Beach Boys Once the legendary surf-rock band takes the stage there will be good vibes all night long. When Feb. 11 Where Coral Springs Center for the Arts Contact coralspringscenterforthearts.com Symphonia Serenades e Symphonia presents Connoisseur Concert 2 featuring the works of Grieg Mendelssohn Barber Piazzolla and Dvorak. When Jan. 7 Where Saint Andrew s School Contact thesymphonia.org Broward College Speaker Series Bret Baier e Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times foreign affairs columnist is the bestselling author of e World is Flat. When Feb. 21 Where Broward Center for the Performing Arts Contact browardcenter.org Broward College Speaker Series Thomas Friedman Fox News Channel s chief political anchor and host of Special Report with Bret Baier has the top-rated cable news program in its timeslot. He has interviewed multiple presidents and reported from 74 countries. When Jan. 24 Where Broward Center for the Performing Arts Contact browardcenter.org South Beach Wine & Food Festival e gourmet gathering presented by Food Network and Cooking Channel will feature more than 90 events including soir es intimate dining experiences an expanded Crave Greater Fort Lauderdale Series and more. When Feb 21 25 Contact sobewff.org February Miami City Ballet Program Three e company (pictured right) will perform a world premiere conceived and choreographed by Brian Brooks inaugural choreographerin-residence at Chicago s Harris eater for Music and Dance. When Feb. 4 March 18 Where Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Broward Center for the Performing Arts Contact miamicityballet.org COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 Cultura Explore Brazilian contemporary culture reflected in a mix of high and low art When Feb. 23-March 18 Where Pompano Beach Cultural Center Contact ccpompano.org e executive producer and host of several shows will take the stage to show he s got talent--for comedy. When Feb. 28 Where Coral Springs Center for the Arts Contact coralspringscenterforthearts.com Howie Mandel LMGFL.COM 35 THE RED ROCKER SAMMY HAGAR LETS THE GOOD TIMES ROLL WITH HIS LATEST BAND ure there are mornings at age 69 when Sammy Hagar s iconic voice is a little worse for wear after tearing through an evening of classic rock music that spans the better part of six decades. But one pre-show glimpse at the songs he s playing with e Circle--guitarist Vic Johnson former Van Halen band mate and bassist Michael Anthony and drummer Jason Bonham son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham--and all is right in Hagar s world. Nobody has this set list says the man who fronted Van Halen from 1985 to 1996. We have Van Halen solo Full Circle By Kevin Kaminski S Sammy Hagar Montrose (where he had his first success in the early 1970s) a little Led Zeppelin. People are going to faint when they hear this. Some might have the same reaction upon realizing the fortune Hagar has amassed thanks to his shrewd entrepreneurial dealings ventures that include restaurants (like Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas Mexico) and spirits (currently Sammy s Beach Bar Rum available at Walmarts all over Florida and Santo Mezquila the tequila mezcal hybrid he launched with Maroon 5 s Adam Levine). On the eve of his rescheduled Nov. 12 show at the COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 36 LMGFL.COM Pompano Beach Amphitheater the Red Rocker shares a few reasons why he s one of the luckiest freakin guys in the world. ON WHAT HE S DISCOVERED ABOUT LED ZEPPELIN FROM SPENDING TIME WITH JASON BONHAM Back in the old days high-energy bands like Montrose (the group where Hagar had his first big success) we would go out live and play songs twice as fast. Our 45-minute show would be over in 30 minutes. But Jason does the same thing his dad did--he holds everything back. If you speed up a Zeppelin song like When the Levee Breaks just two or three micro-beats per second or however you measure it it s not the same song. Jimmy Page will hold his guitar back even more with the way he grinds [certain notes]. at s what makes the Zeppelin sound so heavy. By comparison I came from a place where everything was about pushing the song forward and faster. I was in front of it on top of it jumping around and screaming. So Jason has pulled me right back in the pocket. I m a better musician playing with a drummer like that. a ton because they re in places like airports where you don t often get good food. You go into Sammy s Beach Bar & Grill you get pretty damn good food because I insist. ON HIS DRINK OF CHOICE FEET TO THE FIRE SANTO MEZQUILA OR SAMMY S BEACH BAR RUM Aaaaa You [expletive] (Sammy laughs) How about this. It depends on the day. If it s hot and I m sitting by the pool I m going to have a mojito or a rum and coke. If it s nighttime and I m partying I m doing tequila shots. On stage I drink a rum and coke. I don t drink tequila on stage anymore. I used to but you do a shot of tequila and it scratches your throat the alcohol takes away the mucous and leaves your throat a little bare. With ice cold cola the ice takes the swelling down and the syrup coats your throat. So my drink is either rum and coke or rum with Dr. Pepper. I call it a Pepper Upper. Sometimes if I overdo it with the cola I come off stage and I can t sleep ON THE FUTURE OF ROCK MUSIC When I was growing up the Stones e Who--I lived for those bands. When Who s Next came out you camped outside Tower Records to be one of the first ON THE MUSIC HIS to get it. Now there are so CHILDREN ENJOY My Sammy Hagar & The Circle many other options for your oldest daughter Kama When Nov. 12 money and time music isn t (who s 21) she listens to Where Pompano Beach Amphitheater as much a way of life. So yes the weirdest new music Opening acts Collective Soul Andrew Hagar I think [rock] is fading and and she s always turning me Tickets theamppompano.org I don t know if it will come on to modern tunes. My back. younger girl (Samantha But live music is still alive. 16 both daughters with his wife of 21 years Kari) is 100-percent country. She s a horsey Bands like myself and e Who and Metallica and Green Day they re doing bigger business than ever. girl she wants a pickup truck and she wants to move to You have someone out there with the latest No. 1 hit and Montana. She listens to old country like Waylon Jennings. it s their first big song you may be reluctant to pay the 100 She ll go Dad have you heard this song And it s Stand to go and see them. You don t know if they re going to be By Your Man by Tammy Wynette. good or not. So I think us old guys have a little edge when it And I m like Yeah I ve heard it. comes to playing live. Both my sons [Aaron 47 Andrew 33 from his first marriage] listen to rock. Andrew will open for us on the tour. He s a Bob Dylan he plays harmonica and acoustic guitar. And he s killing. I m really impressed with him taking a musical direction. Everyone else I think might have been afraid to compete with their dad. ON A POSSIBLE REUNION WITH THE TWO MAIN INCARNATIONS OF VAN HALEN e only reason I would do it is for the fans. Both incarnations of Van Halen sold tens of millions of records but the camps are divided. You bring those two generations together and I don t think you can have a better rock-n-roll show on the planet. But I don t have high hopes. I put my neck on the line by saying it in interviews but I haven t heard from anyone. I m not sitting around waiting for it to happen. Honestly e Circle is the band that has served my eras better than any band I ve ever been with. is band plays Montrose as good as Montrose. Van Halen as good as Van Halen. And we play Sammy songs better than some of my stuff. I won t say anything about Led Zeppelin because no one can touch that mighty band. But we do a damn good job. We re not going to take any tomatoes in the middle of When the Levee Breaks. You re going to be happy. See the complete interview with Sammy Hagar at lmgfl.com. LMGFL.COM 37 ON SUCCEEDING WITH RESTAURANTS WHERE OTHER CELEBRITIES HAVE FAILED When I opened Cabo Wabo Cantina (in 1990) there would be 30 40 people in there. But the town grew. Pretty soon you couldn t get in that restaurant. I think that kind of made me look good. I was lucky to get in the right place at the right time with the right concept. Now it s a bucket-list item. If you go to Cabo you have to go to Cabo Wabo. Since it s not how I make a living I don t have to cut corners with all my restaurants. I m not looking to squeeze every penny out of it. I have a high-end restaurant in Mill Valley called El Paseo. I have fine wines and I just hired the best chef in California. He s expensive but I hired him anyway. So I break even there. My other restaurants make COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 CITY VOICE Public safety enhancements are part of the new budget. Inside the 2018 Budget ct. 1 marked the beginning of a new budget year and the city has much planned for fiscal year 2018. is budget year is unique in that it started during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Karen Brooks deputy the city has been working to give residents a sense of city manager and chief normalcy during this difficult time. financial officer has 30 e budget process began several months ago with years of experience in planning analysis review and assessment. Using the governmental finance city s strategic plan as a guide as well as input from having worked her way the city commission and our constituents the new up from accountant. She budget addresses our community needs and emphasizes has a bachelor s degree increased public safety and continued investment in in accounting as well capital projects and city infrastructure. as an MBA from Nova e budget enhances many city services especially Southeastern University. public safety. e addition of seven officers and a She is a certified public service aide will ensure that the police department finance officer and a certified public funds continues to provide effective high-quality services to investment manager. the community. Additionally the city allocated 1.5 million to purchase equipment and hire dispatchers to bring police and fire dispatch services in-house restoring service levels that diminished when the city transferred to Broward County s regional emergency communication system. During the past year the city completed several major capital improvement projects including the construction of Fire Station 50 next to the Community Center a pedestrian signal and crosswalk on Coconut Creek Parkway median enhancements on Hillsboro Boulevard and replacement of court lighting and playground equipment at Winston Park Nature Center. Many other projects are underway including a O renovation of Windmill Park Lakeside Park expansion and Phase I of comprehensive street improvements. e budget includes funding for a splash pad at the Community Center and the Recreation Center the addition of restrooms near the baseball fields at Sabal Pines Park and the installation of pedestrian lighting along Coconut Creek Parkway. Several recurring capital improvement programs were also funded including sports lighting park and playground equipment replacement bus shelters and water wastewater infrastructure rehabilitation projects among many others. Our mission is to provide a sense of community ensure a high quality of life and most important provide for the safety of our residents businesses and visitors. ere are many accomplishments to be proud of as we approach the final months of the city s 50th anniversary. e city is well-planned well-maintained safe and financially secure with caring supportive and involved citizens. We have happy residents passionate and hardworking employees and a bright future. The city welcomes your comments on the fiscal year 2018 budget which can be found at coconutcreek.net. You can give feedback to the Finance Department at 954.973.6730 or kbrooks coconutcreek.net. 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On Sept. 4 Coconut Creek s Facebook page shared its first post related to Hurricane Irma a photo of a list of hurricane supplies accompanied by the text Just in case ... Please be prepared. Share list with your neighbors. ank you Nearly 200 Facebook users shared the post signaling the start of the social media interaction that would happen in the next few weeks. Before the storm the city s Facebook Instagram Twitter and YouTube pages were continuously updated with information on closures garbage pickup weather reports advice event cancellations shelter information behind-the-scenes photos from the city s emergency operations center--and more. e activity didn t stop during the storm either. Residents asked questions via the comments section and received responses within minutes and Creek s Community Relations team updated residents on power outages curfew and debris pickup progress in the days and weeks following the storm as well. e pages also shared stories of community kindness including Coconut Creek police officers meeting residents at shelters and volunteers helping to clean up after the storm. A post on where to find free water and meals ready to eat reached more than 190 000 people and was shared more than 2 500 times. e constant communication with residents was incredible says Yvonne Lopez community relations director. ose who had power were able to share information with their neighbors which was also a tremendous help. e Coconut Creek Facebook page ended up gaining nearly 1 000 new followers. Messages posted on the page include Great job Coco Creek Gov with keeping us all informed and safe It is greatly appreciated and Awesome communication. Congratulations CCG team and thanks for keeping us informed all the time during this crisis. With another month of hurricane season left and the holidays coming up the city encourages residents to stay connected to the city for announcements stories and more. To receive alerts follow the city s Facebook Instagram and Twitter pages ( CoconutCreekGov) and sign up for the CocoGram newsletter and CocoAlert at coconutcreek.net. You also can watch informative videos from CreekTV on youtube.com CreekTV. Join us on our social media platform to keep connected on important city issues and fun events Lopez says. COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 40 LMGFL.COM GREEN EXCELLENCE A bromeliad Linda Whitman a registered landscape architect obtained her degree in that field from the University of Florida. Whitman has practiced landscape architecture planning and environmental management for more than 20 years and is a Senior Planner with the city of Coconut Creek. She also is the city s sustainable coordinator responsible for maintaining certification with the Florida Green Building Coalition and spearheading the city s Green Team to provide the annual Green Plan update. othing provides better holiday cheer than festive colors. While many people rely on silk plants or widely available poinsettias for decorating there are options that might not be as traditional but can be enjoyed for more than just the holiday season. Bromeliads. ese wonderful plants come in a variety of colors. Choosing one with gold orange yellow tones will provide exceptional fall color. If you are keeping these plants outside be sure to flush them often to get rid of pesky mosquito larvae. Try a Guzmania or Variegated Neoregelia for beautiful red and green varieties. Croton. ese old Florida favorites also come in a variety of colors. Look for the croton cultivars Lauren s Rainbow Florida Select or Mrs. Iceton for fall colors. Wiregrass. Available at a few specialty native nurseries this native grass (Aristida stricta var. beyrichiana) has a yellow-green blade and orange fruit. Combined with a common orange flowering plant with similar watering and sunlight requirements wiregrass makes an interesting and stunning display. Succulents. Many succulents provide complementary colors for a fall-themed container plant arrangement. Begonias. Begonias provide striking color throughout the year. With 1 300 species and hybrids there are many to choose. Wax begonias (Begonia semperflorens) come in two varieties Eureka which is red and Sprint which is white. You can get creative and create a candy cane look with a combination of the two. Florida hollies. e traditional holly Ilex opaca is N Festive South Florida Plants a classic but is rarely seen as a living specimen for holiday decorations especially in South Florida. An evergreen tree or shrub with sharp-toothed leaves this holly has bright red fruit which is a favorite of birds. We are a bit too far south for this plant but you may be able to find it at some nurseries. As an alternative try Dahoon holly (Ilex cassine) or Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria). Yaupon as its botanical name implies produces berries that can make you sick so this plant is best for homes without pets or children. is plant is also considered a native medicinal plant used for a variety of purposes. Do not confuse Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius) with native Florida hollies. An invasive exotic from Brazil the Brazilian pepper should be eradicated. Coleus. With a wide variety or color options coleus makes for a wonderful holiday plant. A perfectly festive variety Plectranthus scutellarioides aka Vulcan has textured deep rose-red leaves with a toothy bright-green edge. Frilly Milly developed at the University of Florida has impressive deep-red leaves with darker frilly edges. Cocoplum. Easy to find red-tip cocoplum looks exactly as its name implies. e new growth is a bold deep red while the mature leaf is a deep green. All these plants can be potted in a container for the holiday season and planted in your yard afterward. Try combining several plants together for a container exploding with color. Next time you re walking around your home supply store ask a plant professional to help you find plants that work together and also have the colors that reflect your holiday festivities. Enjoy the season. LMGFL.COM 41 COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 ALL CENTERS FITNESS CLASSES SILVER SNEAKERS (SENIORS) alenda YOGA Move to the music through exercises designed to increase muscular strength range of movement and activities for daily living. A chair is used for sitting and or standing. When Community Center Tuesdays 11 a.m.-noon and 1-2 p.m. and Thursdays 1-2 p.m. Recreation Complex Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m. to noon Fee Free for members 6 residents 8 nonresidents Combines physical mental and spiritual exercise to transform your body and attitude. Learn simple meditation and specific bodily postures for health and relaxation. When Community Center Mondays 9-10 a.m. and Wednesdays 9 45-10 45 a.m. Recreation Complex Fridays 6 15-7 15 p.m. Fee Free for members 6 residents 8 nonresidents games. Each participant plays at least five games. Lunch is provided. When Nov. 14 must be in gym 8 45 a.m. game starts 9 a.m. Fee 10 for residents 15 for nonresidents FITNESS CLASSES SCULPT & TONE A total-body workout with calisthenics and light weights to improve muscular endurance. Promotes balance and flexibility. When Thursdays 9 30-10 30 a.m. Fee Free for members 6 residents 8 nonresidents SPECIAL NEEDS CIRCLE OF RYTHM 1100 Lyons Road 954.545.6670 coconutcreek.net webtrac COMMUNITY CENTER CHILDREN SUPER SATURDAYS Explore fine motor skills eye-hand coordination enhance self-esteem and self-confidence through adaptive drumming percussion instrument. For ages 6 and older. When Thursdays through Nov. 16 6 30-7 15 p.m. No class Nov. 2. Register Walk-in Fee 20 residents 25 nonresidents THERAPEUTIC BUTTERFLY GARDEN A day of activities including sports organized play games snacks and more. For ages 5 to 11. When Saturdays Nov. 4 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 10 30 a.m.2 30 p.m. Daily Fee 10 for residents 15 for nonresidents OPEN CHESS PLAY Accessible and inclusive outdoor activities such as garden care safe tool use plants and butterfly identification. Participants will improve fine and gross motor skills enhance self-esteem sense of responsibility self-confidence and social interaction. For ages 6 and up. When Thursdays 6-6 30 p.m. Register Walk-in or coconutcreek.net webtrac SABAL 954.545.6600 PARK PINES 5005 NW 39th Ave. FITNESS IN THE PARK Monitored play for any level. For ages 6 and above. Parent must be present for participants under 18. When Tuesdays through Dec. 21 Ages 6 to 17 6 30-7 30 p.m. Ages 18 and over 7 30-8 30 p.m. Fee Free PEE WEE SOCCER Soccer fundamentals. For ages 3 to 5. Parent participation mandatory. When Mondays through Nov. 27 (no class Nov. 23) Thursdays Oct. 26-Nov. 7 6 15-7 15 p.m. Fee 50 for residents 60 for nonresidents Ultimate boot camp-style outdoor workout. Instruction by fitness specialist Jeff Lacher. All participants must sign a waiver. For ages 12 and over. Participants ages 12 to 17 need a parent or legal guardian to sign a waiver. Held at north soccer field. When Saturdays through April 28 9 15-10 15 a.m. Fee Free ADULTS INDOOR PICKLEBALL RECREATION COMPLEX 4455 Sol Press Blvd. 954.956.1580 CHILDREN TODDLER EYE PLAY FUN & GAMES A paddle sport with simple easy-to-learn rules. Paddles and balls are available from front desk with photo ID. When Mondays and Thursdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Fee 2 for residents 4 for nonresidents free for Senior Center members Silver Sneakers members and Fitness Centers members INDOOR PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT Rotating partner round robin selection tournament for experienced players. Blind draw conducted before tournament. Teams referee Play with different equipment including the Eye Play System. Promotes motor skills. Socks required. Parent participation is mandatory. For ages 24 months to 4 years old. When Mondays Nov. 6-27 10-11 a.m. Fee 30 for residents 40 for nonresidents COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 BOYS HOOP SPEED TRAINING Improve footwork acceleration lateral agility balance change of direction body control dribbling shooting passing defending and rebounding skills. For ages 12 and older. When Saturdays Dec. 2-Dec. 23 noon-1 30 p.m. Fee 45 for residents 55 for nonresidents GIRLS BASKETBALL CLINIC CORE & MORE Abdominal exercises floor work and stretching When Mondays Wednesdays Fridays 6 45-7 a.m. Thursdays 5 15-6 p.m. FOREVER FIT Slow-tempo class to improve daily activities. Stretching balance and coordination Basketball fundamentals through drills and game situations. For ages 10 to 15. When Fridays Dec. 1-Dec. 8 6-7 30 p.m. Fee 25 for residents 35 for nonresidents TODDLER NINJA WARRIOR When Tuesdays 9 30-10 30 a.m. H.I.I.T. High Intensity Interval Training. Multi-joint tactile exercise with short recovery time. Fun obstacle style athletic activities and organized games. Parents and children must wear sneakers. Participants receive a T-shirt prize and certificate of completion. For ages 2 months to 4 years. Parent participation mandatory. When Thursdays Nov. 9-Dec. 7 no class Nov. 23 10 45-11 30 a.m. Fee 40 for residents 50 for nonresidents GETTING CRAFTY WITH SCIENCE When Wednesdays 6 15-7 15 p.m. SPINNING Introduces toddlers to science while exploring their senses and improving their gross motor skills with fun crafts and simple experiments. Dress to make a mess. Parent participation is mandatory. For ages 18 months to 3 years. When Fridays Nov. 10-Dec. 8 no class Nov. 24 10 15-11 a.m. Fee 35 for residents 45 for nonresidents PEE WEE MOVE AND GROOVE-SPECIAL NEEDS Indoor cycling class intense cardio workout. Sign-up begins 30 minutes before class. Fee Free for annual members daily fee for nonmembers is 6 for residents or 8 for nonresidents plus cost of class. Class costs 2 for Express 4 for Spin Rip & Ride When Express (30 minutes) Mondays Wednesdays & Fridays 6 15-6 45 a.m. Rip & Ride (boot-camp style) Sundays 9 15-10 15 a.m. Spinning (60-minute class) Tuesdays 5 15-6 15 p.m. Thursdays 6 15-7 15 p.m. Saturdays 11 15 a.m.-12 15 p.m. SUNDAY SHREDZ Explore locomotor and gross motor skills improve balance and coordination enhance self-esteem and engage in social interaction through adaptive dance and relaxation techniques. For ages 3 to 6. When Fridays Nov. 3-Dec. 1 No class Nov. 24 5 15-6 p.m. Fee 15 for residents 20 for nonresidents TODDLER MUSIC & MOVEMENT Interval training bootcamp-style class When Sundays 10 30-11 30 a.m. ZUMBA Improve gross motor skills. Toddlers use gymnastic mats to move and stretch while listening and dancing to fun music. Parent participation is mandatory. For ages 18 months to 2 years. When Wednesdays Nov. 29-Dec. 20 10-10 45 a.m. Fee 35 for residents 45 for nonresidents Dance aerobics performed to high-energy music. Hip-hop samba salsa merengue and mambo dance movements When Mondays and Wednesdays 7 30-8 30 p.m. Saturdays 10-11 a.m. STEP AEROBICS ADULTS TALK SPORTS Discuss sports topics news and headlines. Win weekly prizes through trivia questions. Light refreshments provided. When Tuesdays Nov. 7-Dec. 5 no program Nov. 21 7-8 30 p.m. Fee 20 for residents 30 for nonresidents Intermediate advanced complex choreography with a step bench When Tuesdays 6 307 30 p.m. YOGALATES FITNESS CLASSES Unless noted fee is 6 for residents 8 for nonresidents and free for members. Register by walk-in or on coconutcreek.net webtrac. BODY SCULPTING Calisthenics and weightlifting to improve muscular endurance and strength When Mondays 6 15-7 15 p.m. Saturdays 9-10 a.m. COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 Breath control simple meditation and postures for health and relaxation through a combination of Yoga and Pilates techniques When Tuesdays 7 308 30 p.m. LMGFL.COM 43 SNAPSHOTS Celebrating Art Coconut Creek recently hosted ArtsFest a family festival featuring the work of local artists. Artists and photographers from Coconut Creek and around South Florida displayed their work and local artisans sold jewelry soap and other handmade crafts. Residents enjoyed live music dance lessons from Nonstop Dance Company and entertainment by a junkanoo band. e event benefited Coconut Creek s Multicultural Circle a nonprofit organization. 44 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 45 COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT Shannon and Malibongwe Church members gave children packages with a toothbrush soap and washcloth. T By Amy Lynne Hayes Members of a local church bring hope to a village in South Africa main organizer Jessica Baxter has been twice. She believes strongly in the power of boots-on-the ground efforts and she s seen firsthand the positive results of this human interaction. It helps us stay connected to this community and not just be a fundraising arm Baxter says. One of the objectives of the partnership between Coastal Community and Children s Cup is the child sponsorship program. Baxter sponsors a boy named Siphmandla who she has met twice since becoming a sponsor more than 2 years ago. Shannon Motherwell another church member had the opportunity to meet Malibongwe the 9-year-old boy she sponsors and give him a backpack full of clothes and toys. She also treated him to ice cream in a village nearby. While many of the activities focused on the youth village elders also received special attention. A day of pampering for the bogogo or grandparents brought that sense of connection first through devotions and song and then through hand massages and manicures to emulate a spa experience. Personal touch there is such an important thing especially when they have new people come in Motherwell says adding that racial tensions and inequality still affect South Africa life. e moments that moved the congregation to the core are too many to count members say. From singing at the start of each gathering to shedding tears with grateful mothers and volunteers at the departure each exchange reinforced the bond between the church and the care point. ey felt so special by having us there and the kids were overjoyed Damacena remembers. It s a feeling that will grow with each trip back. COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 Reaching Out to Help he first thing you see is it s a beautiful place Isabella Damacena says recalling the fog rising each morning to reveal the mountains in the South African village of ubelisha. Despite its natural beauty however many in the region are living in extreme poverty. Damacena was one of 11 visitors to ubelisha from Coastal Community Church in Coconut Creek and Pompano Beach working in partnership with Children s Cup a nonprofit organization that supports children who live in poverty. eir mission to spend a week bringing love light and joy to the village in the form of supplies human touch and the message of scripture. Coastal Community Church adopted the Children s Cup care point in ubelisha six years ago and it has sent volunteers there each summer for the past four. is year s 46 LMGFL.COM The World s Richest Race. 2017 WINNER ARROGATE TICKETS JANUARY 27 2018 GULFSTREAM PARK LI VE FOLLOW P E G A S U S W O R L D C U P ON SALE NOW MIAMI PEGASUSWORLDCUP.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017 LMGFL.COM 47 presents 5 TH ANNUAL UP T HE HOLIDAY PARTY THURSDAY DECEMBER 14th 7 PM - 10 PM Baker & Zimmerman Building (NW corner of Hillsboro Blvd. & N. State Rd. 7) 6991 N. State Rd. 7 Parkland FL Bring a pair of new sneakers for local children in need Spectacular lighting ceremony & celebration Mingle & dance the night away to live music while raising awareness for cancer research & helping local children Raffles prizes & refreshments REMINDER 6th Annual Walk-Off for Cancer Dec. 3rd 48 LMGFL.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFESTYLE NOVEMBER 2017