This Digital Edition requires Flash 9.0.115 or above to activate some rich media components.

Please click the following link to download and install: Get Adobe Flash player
When you are finished installing, please return to this window and PRESS F5 to view this edition.


It Pays to Go Green Butterfly Garden Sustainability with savings Tips on starting your own Real Women Rock n Roll Queen Melissa Burnos PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Greener Eco-Friendly Fashion Jazziz Nightlife Summer Camps Plus The Grass is WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 1 Parkland Golf & Country Club Number 1 agent companywide. Specializing in Parkland & South Florida communities since 1985. G IN ND PE Direct 561.289.9294 BBB RANCHES IN PARKLAND Stately residence with exceptional details throughout and custom craftsmanship. Situated on a private 2 acre lot with 14 907 total sq ft of living space featuring 7 bedrooms 8.5 baths 2 laundry rooms 441 bottle wine room elevator library gym study theater room 2 fireplaces 4 car garage and so much more 4 950 000 THE COLONY IN HERON BAY Amazing tropical oasis with exotic heated pool rock pool slide water fall and custom bar with Tiki Hut sun deck & marble patio. This 5 bedroom and 4.5 bath estate offers a 4-car garage custom theater room built-in office playroom billiard room. Marble floors thru- out floor to ceiling fireplace enormous kitchen with Center Island butler s pantry and gas cooking. All impact glass windows and doors new roof in 2008 all on 3 4 acre point lot on cul de sac location. 1 399 000 CYPRESSHEAD Lake front estate home with 276 ft of water frontage. Newer roof 4 ac units cul de sac location 5 true bedrooms including a junior suite library office game or media room children play room in children wing . Solar heated and salt chlorinated pool and spa Hurricane shutters cabana bath and outdoor shower. French doors thru out and much more. 1 399 000 LD SO THE SANCTUARY Lowest priced home with 5 043 sq. ft. of interior living space on interior oversized lot. Excellent floor plan loaded with quality. Magnificent pool area gourmet kitchen with center island three bedrooms loft office and Florida room 5 1 2 baths formal living room with soaring ceilings and floor to ceiling fireplace family room with build-in entertainment center lush landscaping and much more. 1 279 000 WOODFIELD HUNT CLUB IN BOCA RATON Remodeled 2-story soft contemporary estate with open staircase 5 bedrooms 5.5 baths 3 car garage with marble circular drive way and marble patio open pool and waterfalls. Featuring all impact windows and doors house generator 1000 gallon owned gas tank newer roof in 2007. Marble floors thru-out main living areas oversize kitchen with wood cabinets center island granite counter tops stainless steel appliances in model perfect condition . 995 000 CYPRESSHEAD One of a kind spectacular custom 2 story Mediterranean inspired estate. 3 way split floor plan marble & hardwood floors extensive use of crown molding & window casing. Architectural details throughout. Brazilian mahogany front doors. Large master suite w fireplace. Romantic Juliet balcony. Resort style pool and patio with mature landscaping. 5 Bedrooms 3 1 2 Baths 3 Car Garage 975 000 G IN D EN P FOX LANDING IN BOCA RATON Fox Landing a gated community in the city limits of Boca Raton Lake front estate home with 5 Bedrooms 3.5 baths and 3 car garage. Marble thru-out split bedroom plan updated kitchen with granite counter tops full back splash and under counter lighting French doors thru-out accordion shutter All Natural gas house generator hot water heater and built in summer kitchen. Hurricane Garage doors. Open pool and screened patio with beautiful lake views. 849 000 CYPRESS HEAD Amazing family home on cul-de-sac with 20x37 family room wood burning brick fireplace huge eat-in kitchen with side by side subzero refrigerator & freezer and gas cooking. A true 5 bedroom home with 3.5 baths and 3-car side entry garage. Newer roof in 2005 kitchen and master bath with hurricane impact glass all other windows & doors with hurricane protection. French doors thru-out newer tile floors open pool and spa plus new hurricane Garage doors 799 000 CYPRESSHEAD Great family home with 6 bedrooms 3 full baths 2-car gar located on an acre cul de sac location- open heated pool and spa updated bathrooms & wood kitchen cabinets w granite counter tops and ss appliances. Hurricane shutters on all windows and doors French doors thru out newer roof in 2002 all new ac units wood burning stone fireplace in formal living room. 669 000 ESTATES OF PINE TREE Bring your own builder and build your custom estate on this 1.06 acre lot. In this cozy enclave of 6 multi million dollar homes 5000 sq ft minimum with 50 ft set backs in front and 25 ft set backs on sides. Fully fenced property with ficus hedges. City water sewer underground electric gutter systems fire hydrants gated entry with cameras exclusive multi million dollar gated community. 499 900 MAJESTIC GROVE IN PARKLAND One of the last exclusive and prime locations in parkland an enclave of 6 custom one acre home sites with 4 home sites remaining to build your dream home. A Minimum of 5000 sq. ft. paved roads city water and sewer and total privacy. Home sites starting at 499 000. 499 000 SANCTUARY AT KENSINGTON Private lake front view from this 4 bedroom 2.5 bath 2-car garage 2- story home. S-tile roof open heated pool fenced yard screened patio all tile on first floor wood kitchen cabinets granite counter tops and ss appliance. Hurricane garage door eat in kitchen newer ac new pool pump and much more. Property shows bright and airy and with pride of ownership. 485 000 2 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM RE MAX Advantage Plus PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 300 LIMITED New 2014 Chrysler GRAND CHEROKEE New 2014 Jeep FORESTER New 2014 Subaru 954.943.6700 909 South Federal Highway Pompano Beach Between Commercial and Atlantic Boulevards PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 3 4 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 NEED A LAWYER Reinfeld & Cabrera P.A. Areas of Practice Business Commercial Law Estate Planning (Wills & Trusts) Family Law Personal Injury Probate & Trust Administration Real Estate Law CALL THE LAW OFFICES OF Attorney Michael Cabrera Attorney Alan Reinfeld 3 convenient locations to serve you 10235 West Sample Rd. Suite 207 Coral Springs FL 33065 150 South University Dr. Suite A Plantation FL 33324 2933 West Cypress Creek Rd. Suite 201 Ft. Lauderdale FL 33309 954-334-1520 1-855-LAWS-123 We Make House Calls Free Consultation Se Habla Espa ol The information contained on this website is legal advertisement and is not nor intended to be legal advice. Furthermore the testimonials and all other content contained herein do not constitute a guarantee warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal matter. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation. Call Office for More Details PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 5 6 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 7 contents April 2014 Volume 14 Issue 4 46 50 54 56 Features THE GRASS IS GREENER FLOWERS & FOUND OBJECTS Parkland Golf & Country Club s initiatives UP FRONT 12 18 EDITOR S NOTE Keen to go Green A VIEW FROM THE TOP Coral Springs Mayor Vincent Boccard & Parkland Mayor Michael Udine Sound Off MESSAGE FROM THE SHERIFF Sheriff Scott Israel on BSO CPIS 66 67 DINING GUIDE Bistros Bars & Eateries NIGHT LIFE Nick s Jalape o Margarita 20 LIFE HAPPENINGS 24 AROUND TOWN Events New Stores & More CULTURAL CALENDAR Your Best Bets for Cultural Entertainment ENTERTAINMENT Boca Raton s Jazziz Going green means more than just having a green thumb 26 LIFE GIVING 70 CHARITY FOCUS Charity by the Numbers Food for the Poor Conserve your green with city sustainability programs IT PAYS TO GO GREEN 30 PEOPLE 72 REAL WOMEN Rock n Roll Queen Melissa Burnos LIFETIMES 32 LIFETIMES Local News & Happy Stuff LIFE READS Coral Springs Book Bunch HOW TO START YOUR OWN BUTTERFLY GARDEN Three tips from Butterfly World on starting your own butterfly garden FAMILY LIFE 74 78 80 ARE WE THERE YET Mack s Fish Camp FAMILY ISSUES Hop into Happiness CAMP GUIDE Summer camp fun for the kids COMMUNITY CALENDAR The Top 10 Happenings In & Around Town PETS National Pet Day 37 LIFE STYLE 42 THE GOODS The Latest Products Brands & Goods FASHION Eco-friendly Fashion 44 86 DINING LIFE 64 RESTAURANT REVIEW Falafel Bistro 88 LIFE ADVICE 90 BEAUTY NEWS Popular Cosmetic Procedures ASK THE DOCTOR Understanding Your Teen LIFE SCENES Parkland Little League 2014 92 94 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE MAGAZINE is published monthly by Life Media 3511 West Commercial Boulevard Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309. Office 954.377.9470 Fax 954.617.9110 E-mail info lifepubs. com and is mailed directly to every home within the city of Parkland within Heron Bay & Eagle Trace and is bulk dropped to myriad high traffic public locations which surround the area. Copyright 2014 Life Media PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE MAGAZINE. All rights reserved. Reproduction either in whole or 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. Like Follow 8 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 live the luxurious life in Prestigious Parkland OP DE CO ENMO RA IN DE TE G LS D SO ON Lavish 3 and 4-bedroom Townhomes with 2-Car garage from the mid 300s Town Parc at MiraLago Parkland s only townhome community offers Lennar s Everything s Included feature package of premium appliances impact resistant glass windows with views of Lake Majesty and all the wonders of Club MiraLago s resort-style amenities. Preliminary Artist s Concept Personalized for Your family. Parkland Address Exclusive Gated Entry 140-Acre Lake Majesty Near A-Rated Schools Outdoor Aquatic Pavilion Theme Park-Inspired Pool Kids Splash Zone Spacious Sundeck Indoor Party Room State-Of-The-Art Fitness And Aerobics Centers Grand Ballroom Large Social Areas Children s Playground Spa Tennis Basketball Courts And Much More Imagine yourself basking in the sublime indulgence and prestige of your dream home in Parkland s most desirable community MiraLago specially designed for families. Take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy the privileged lifestyle you and your family deserve. at parkland COMMUNITY & RESORT-STYLE CLUB HIGHLIGHTS Preliminary Artist s Concept These Collections at MiraLago feature 13 gorgeous home designs with 3 to 6 bedrooms 2 to 6.5 baths 2 & 3-Car garages and range from 2 151 to 4 676 a c sq. ft. Each new home comes with Lennar s Everything s Included package of premium appliances home automation with NexiaTM Home Intelligence granite countertops impact resistant windows and door plus more Preliminary Artist s Concept ExEcutivE & EstatE HomE collEctions from tHE HigH 400s to ovEr tHE 800s PRE-CONSTRUCTION PRICING STILL AVAILABLE Call your miralago new home consultant today f lorida d Eals 7965 n. university drive parkland fl 33067 REALTOR PARTICIPATION 855.864.0044 or visit our temporary Welcome Home Center - Parkland Commons Publix Shopping Center WELCOME Offers incentives and seller contributions available on select homes as determined by Lennar for new purchase agreements that close within the same calendar month. Financing available through Universal American Mortgage Company LLC and closing at designated closing agent. Mortgage Lender Servicer License MLD549. Copyright 2014 Lennar Corporation and Universal American Mortgage Company LLC.Lennar and the Lennar logo Universal American Mortgage Company and the UAMC logo are registered service marks of Lennar Corporation and or its subsidiaries. Lennar Homes LLC. - CGC 62343. 4 14 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 9 windows to walls A Hunter Douglas Showcase Priority Dealer Beautiful Homes Deserve Beautiful Windows parkland coral springs life coconut creeklife boca delraylife life PUBLISHER Michelle Simon EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Kevin Gale ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ivette Figueroa ASSOCIATE EDITOR Richard Shellene CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea GRAPHIC DESIGNER Alisha Riddle MARKETING EVENTS PLANNER Suzanne Holtermann WRITERS publications parkland coral springs CONTRIBUTING WRITERS coconut creek Ryan Cortes J.P. Faber Eric Nathal Denise Stirk boca raton delray beach PHOTOGRAPHERS Ivette Figueroa Michelle Friswell Debby Gold Richard Shellene Andrew Urban WEB DEVELOPER Joao Neto ACCOUNTING MANAGER Geraldine Caramat ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS Peter Evans (Peter Helen Frankel (HFrankel Shari Glatter (Sglatter Debby Gold (Dgold Jill Horowitz (Jill Bonnie Judson (Bonnie Kim Kadel (Kkadel Lisa Lee (Lisa Rona Levenson (Rona Debbie Perovich (Dperovich Rhonda Rosenof (Rrosenof Michelle Simon (MSimon April Swanson (ASwanson Beth Tache (Beth CONTRIBUTING COLUMNISTS Jennifer Altieri Coral Springs Mayor Vincent Boccard Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel Jennifer Lagrotte David Levens Parkland Mayor Michael Udine Custom Window Treatments Wall Coverings Blinds Shutters Shades Wallpaper Bedding Pillows Fabrics & Trims Celebrating 27 Years in Coral Springs Complimentary Window Design Services Expert Installation Competitive Prices 8204 Wiles Road (Riverside Square) Coral Springs FL 954.344.4557 CHAIRMAN Gary Press Parkland Coral Springs Life Magazine 3511 Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 954.377-9470 Fax 954.617-9110 E-mail info WEBSITE PROUD MEMBER OF Parkland Coral Springs Life magazine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Life Media & 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 Wyndham Lakes Country Acres The Hills etc. Over 33 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. 10 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 11 editor snote By Kevin Gale Keen to go ur cover story this month on green practices is one we should all appreciate in South Florida. With the ocean on one side and the Everglades on the other we live in one of the most unique and fragile ecosystems on the globe. I ve come to appreciate our semitropical climate and spent a couple of decades trying to develop a yard that s eco-friendly. That includes providing water sources for wildlife host plants for butterflies minimizing fertilizer use employing drip irrigation and using mulch instead of water gulping grass. One of the biggest trends in sustainability is how green practices can save money. Parkland for example is considering a O green rebate program that would allow residents to install solar hot water and photovoltaic systems and pay it back over 20 years. The amount of money saved on energy costs could end up being more than paying for the system. And Coral Springs is going hightech with a pilot program that uses RFID tags so residents can get credits to use at local businesses. Sally Nicholas who previously wrote our monthly Publisher s Note continues with our group. She and I are creating an exciting new publication. Stay tuned for more on that one Kevin Gale 12 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 13 Among the Elite Congratulations to Joe DiMaggio Children s Hospital for being ranked among the top pediatric orthopedic surgery centers in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. Our pediatric orthopedic surgeons are the largest group of fellowship-trained surgeons in South Florida and have a combined 75 years experience. That s why parents from around the country are bringing their children to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Joe DiMaggio Children s Hospital. We specialize in musculoskeletal diseases and deformities in children adolescents and young adults -- treating conditions such as scoliosis spina bifida cerebral palsy hip dysplacia clubfoot sports injuries and more. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT Christina Colucci PA Kimberly White ARNP Eric Eisner MD Stephen Storer MD Neal P McNerney MD Michael Jofe MD Randolph Cohen MD Jeremy Frank MD Leah Triplet PA Jennifer Watkins PA . According to U.S. News and World Report we rank among the elite in providing this care -- scoring superior in eight categories including preventing surgical complications commitment to best practices advanced technologies and patient & family services. Kudos to you. Kudos Centers of Excellence Scoliosis and Spinal Deformities Sports Medicine for Children and Young Adults Limb Lengthening Deformity Cerebral Palsy and Neuromuscular Conditions Hip Preservation for Children and Young Adults Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma 954-265-6300 Hollywood Boca Coral Springs Miramar 14 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 15 The Personal Luxury You Expected Mercedes BMW Porsche Audi Jaguar Volvo Land Rover Volkswagen Bentley Rolls Royce Ferrari Maserati Aston Martin Lamborghini Lotus SAAB PROFESSIONAL AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS European Automobile Owners Over 25 Years of Trusted Service Factory Trained ASE Technicians Independent Automotive ServIce for American and Japanese Vehicles TM Service Provided Collision & Insurance Factory Services Extended Warranty Electrical Computer Diagnostics Air Conditioning Brakes Engine Perfomance Clutches Transmissions Engines Restoration High Performance Porsche & AMG Computer Reprogramming Paintless Dent Repair 9787 Glades Road (N.E. corner of Glades Road & 441) Boca Raton Florida Boca Raton West 561-451-0502 License MV36949 Aventura Miami 20307 Biscayne Blvd Aventura FL 33180 305-935-0455 License MV48092 DADE00007.MVR 2740 N.W. 1st Avenue (28th Ave. one block west of Dixie Hwy.) Boca Raton Florida Boca Raton East 561-416-6099 License MV76587 Hours Monday - Friday 7 30 AM - 5 30PM Saturday 7 30 AM - 3 00 PM Hours Monday - Friday 7 30 AM - 5 30PM Saturday 7 30 AM - 3 00 PM Hours Monday - Friday 7 30 AM - 5 30 PM Saturday 7 30 AM - 12 30 PM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 16 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 17 aviewfrom thetop Coral Springs News CORAL SPRINGS discount rewards. Our new trash MAYOR hauler Waste Pro is offering single VINCENT family homes rewards for recycling starting BOCCARD April 1. Simply log on to WasteProRewards. R Recycling rewards diversity festivals and more ecycling can now earn you local celebration highlights the strength in diversity found in our community. Every house of worship in Coral Springs and adjoining cities are invited to participate as we come together to pray. The event is scheduled for Thursday May 1 at 7 p.m. at the Coral Springs Charter School. There is no cost to attend. If you re starting to make travel arrangements for this summer make sure to get your passport in time. Passport services are offered at the Coral Square Mall Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For application details and requirements visit chm. City Hall in the Mall is located within Coral Square Mall 9239 W. Atlantic Blvd. Last but not least I d like to remind you all to call in any suspicious activity you might see in your neighborhood. This helps our Police Department tremendously and they ve been able to catch thieves red handed thanks to neighbors calling in. To Make a Call Make a Difference dial 954.344.1800. As always if you would like to meet with me to discuss any City issues feel free to visit with me during my office hours. To view my scheduled monthly hours please visit events. Don t forget to Like the City on Facebook at CityofCoralSprings. For behind the scenes photos follow us on Instagram at CoralSpringsFL. Recycling can now earn you local discount rewards with Waste Pro. This free program is for single-family homes. VINCENT BOCCARD com sign up and take advantage of local discounts. This program is free and will be expanded to multi-family homes later in the summer. This month we have some wonderful events planned for the entire family to enjoy. Come and experience diverse cultures that make up our community at our annual WorldFest on Sunday April 6 at the Sportsplex. The event which will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. will feature ethnic foods live entertainment arts and crafts games and amusements for children. There is no charge for the outdoor WorldFest entertainment music and exhibitions but there is a 3 parking fee and a reasonable charge for the food and rides. For more information about the event or vendor positions call 954.344.1063. Your kids will also have a wild time at EarthFest on Saturday April 12 at Sandy Ridge Sanctuary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will feature lots of informative sessions the entire family will enjoy. There will also be wildlife exhibits guided tours plant giveaways for Coral Springs residents children s activities and refreshments. The City embraces people of different faiths and National Day of Prayer Parkland News In the national limelight & future plans PARKLAND time of year in the Parkland. The MAYOR beautiful South Florida weather MICHAEL UDINE over the last few months has really shown all of us why Parkland is such a great place to live and the rest of the nation is taking notice. On March 25 I was in Washington D.C. representing Parkland as one of only W elcome to Spring It s a great four cities in the nation as winners of the Generations United and Metlife s America s Best Intergenerational Communities. An intergenerational community is not just one where multiple generations reside it is one where individuals of all ages are an integral and valued part of the setting. This perspective is reflected in the families structures facilities and services that PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 18 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM While we are happy and gratified that a large percentage of our residents are extremely satisfied with the services of the city we are constantly looking to improve in all areas. MICHAEL UDINE children youth and older adults encounter in the community as well as in day-to-day interactions and relationships. March also brought us another edition of our passport to Parkland. On March 15 all city departments held an exhibition in which the public was given information about what each department in the City does for our residents. There are so many things for you to take advantage of and I encourage you to make sure you check out our website for more information. We are fast approaching our strategic planning sessions. We do this each year to set budget and policy priorities. As we have some new commission members we will hold a full blown strategic planning session to update out priorities and work flow. We appreciate all your input and ideas as we gather throughout the year. We use the city survey responses and the public s input to come up with plans and ideas. We take into account the public s wants and needs as the city formulates budgets and policy initiatives for the future. While we are happy and gratified that a large percentage of our residents are extremely satisfied with the services of the city we are constantly looking to improve in all areas. These strategic planning sessions over the years have led to improvements and events that continue to make Parkland great. As always I value your questions or comments. Reach out and friend me if you want to follow me on Facebook or look me up on Twitter (www.twitter. com michaeludine) if you want to follow my updates. As always if you have any questions or concerns please email me at MUdine PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 19 messagefrom thesheriff By Sherif Scott Israel BSO CPIS Sheriff Scott Israel is a 32-year veteran of law enforcement. His leadership and experience earned him the support of Broward County residents and in January 2013 he became the 16th elected sheriff of Broward County. He can be reached at ask_the_ sheriff ne of my priorities as sheriff of Broward County has been to protect our county s future and that future rests in the lives and in the hands of today s children. The social and emotional well-being of our children is something I take very seriously. Unfortunately Broward County ranks high among Florida counties for the number of monthly child abuse reports. Child abuse and neglect can be triggered by a persistent economic crisis and the increased stressors that come with it however there is no excuse for caregivers putting any child s safety at risk. For the past 14 years the Broward Sheriff s Office has assumed full responsibility for child abuse investigations in Broward County. Our Child Protective Investigations Section (CPIS) embraces this responsibility by collaborating with other law enforcement agencies mental health substance abuse and social services community partners. In 2013 there were 14 150 Broward child abuse investigations a slight increase from 2012. BSO CPIS also referred 1 100 families to dependency court to oversee families warranting child protective services last year. Domestic violence and substance abuse issues were the most prevalent factors in these cases. The majority of BSO CPIS investigations involved collaborations with multiple agencies to determine services and child safety options. BSO also embraces using less restrictive actions whenever possible. The agency referred another 1 400 families to family preservation programs under agreements with BSO to aid families and reduce child-welfare recidivism. Protecting Broward Families O The additional funding from the state s proposed 2014-15 budget if adopted by the legislature will enable BSO (and all Florida sheriffs offices) to improve the outcomes for the at-risk children with whom we work. The proposed budget commits more than 31 million for child protection services piloted by the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and an additional 8 million to fund the sheriffs offices that conduct child protective services. The safety of our county s children and families is critically important and this additional funding will allow CPIS to have resources that are vital to this essential task. Currently BSO has 69 active investigators. The average caseload per investigator is approximately 22 cases which is higher than the DCF-recommended maximum of 15 cases per investigator. BSO CPIS needs more eyes in the field and we need to ensure our investigators have the tools they need to make better decisions for our families. This funding will not only put BSO within standard recommendations for best practices but it will also greatly improve the outcomes for the at-risk children in our county. Our entire community shares in the responsibility of protecting children who are often reluctant to come forward to report abuse for fear of retaliation. They sometimes feel helpless and without hope. It is up to us the community to ensure our children remain safe and protected. The Broward Sheriff s Office embraces community prevention efforts. BSO CPIS directs our families with problems to get suitable help treatment and services before family issues worsen and child harm results. As of October 1 2012 Florida law expanded and now requires any person who knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that any child is abused to report such knowledge or suspicion to the Florida Abuse Hotline 1.800.96. ABUSE. CPIS can be contacted at 954.797.5299. If you see something say something to your local law enforcement agency. All families deserve to live in communities with resources and information that provide safe and healthy experiences for our children. For more information about the Department of Community Outreach or services offered by the Broward Sheriff s Office please visit www.sheriff. org. To stay up-to-date about BSO events crime trends and safety tips sign up for Sheriff Israel s e-Alerts at e-alert or join our Facebook fan page at Broward Sheriff s Office (official) or follow us on Twitter browardsheriff. 20 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 21 22 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Pine Hollow would like to congratulate all their riders and horses for a very successful show season. 6670 NW 82nd Terrace Parkland Florida 33067 954.757.1119 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 23 aroundtown PARKLAND-CORAL SPRINGS BUSINESS GROUP LOCAL CHARITY FUNDRAISER Parkland-Coral Springs Business Group The Parkland-Coral Springs Business Group (PCBG) recently held their first annual Kick Back and Give Back charity fundraising event at JM Lexus. Over 150 guests enjoyed dinner music networking and more than 60 auction items donated by local businesses. Proceeds were donated in excess of 10 000 this year. Community beneficiaries include Parkland Buddy Sports Tomorrow s Rainbow and the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention. College scholarships are also provided to students at Stoneman Douglas High School. For more info on PCBG contact visit www.ParklandCoralSprings owner Alex Torres I have always loved the Parkland Coral Springs area. This was a big factor on why I got a business here. Our strict focus is meeting the grooming needs of today s man from precision haircuts to hot lather shaves and grooming products exclusively for men. Prime Time Barber Club offers gentlemen kids and senior haircuts as well as skin fades blow outs beard trim hot towel shaves and more. Located at 6230 Coral Ridge Dr. Suite 107 Coral Springs. PARKLAND YMCA FUNDRAISER A Family Affair CELEBRATING 10 YEARS Evolution Martial Arts Time flies when you re having fun says Evolution Martial Arts owner Maryam Braun. When you love what you do every class is exciting says 6th degree Tony Braun. The husband and wife team opened Evolution Martial Arts Sunrise in 1994 and expanded to a second location in Parkland Town Center in 2004. Now celebrating their tenth anniversary in Parkland the Brauns say that every day they see how their student s lives are changed by what they learn in class. Martial arts teaches kids to persevere through tough times whether that means a bully or the FCAT and sets them on a path to success. For more info call 954.796.4911 or visit PRIME TIME BARBER SHOP GRAND OPENING Mixing fun and fitness is underway at the new Sky Zone Fort Lauderdale. The all-trampoline park opened its doors in Pompano Beach on March 6 with a warm welcome from Mayor Lamar Fisher along with leaders from the Coral Springs Chamber and Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce. Sky Zone offers The MOMS Club of Parkland is hosting A Family Affair at the Parkland YMCA on May 4 from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. This free family-friendly event features a Kids Corner with bounce houses arts and crafts shopping food and drinks live performances and more Over 70 vendors selling handmade crafts and boutique items as well as small direct sales businesses and service providers will be present. The event is sponsored by businesses from Parkland Coral Springs Boca Raton and the surrounding areas. Net proceeds will benefit the Parkland YMCA s after-school program summer camp and special needs programs. The YMCA is located at 10559 Trails End in Parkland. For more info call 954.384.9622. healthy activities for the young and young-at-heart on roughly 150 connected trampolines. Lady Panthers Cheerleaders learned first hand about getting exercise in disguise during Sky Zone s grand opening festivities. For more info or to reserve jump time visit fortlauderdale or call 954.417.3999. Sky Zone Grand Opening EVOLUTION MARTIAL ARTS SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT Prime Time Barber Club This up-and-coming barbershop in the Coral Springs Parkland area takes what you love about the classic American barbershop and combines it with a high level of service. Says its new SKY ZONE FORT LAUDERDALE 24 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 POWERFULLY convenient. Because you never know when you might need it Broward Health Urgent Care Broward Health Urgent Care treats Cuts Bruises Sprains Fever Flu-like Symptoms Allergies Asthma Dizziness Vertigo Colds Coughs Upset Stomach Vomiting Diarrhea Sore Throat Bronchitis Skin Rash Earaches Hypertension Urinary Tract Infections No appointment needed Insurance accepted For more information and a comprehensive list of available services go to UrgentCare CO R AL S P R I N G S W E STO N P LANTATI O N I was suffering from severe ongoing neck pain arm numbness and weakness - I couldn t even put on mascara let alone do my favorite thing in the world walk on the beach. After an MRI was performed it was discovered that Susan s herniated discs were causing spinal cord compression which can lead to permanent damage and loss of mobility. Dr. Matthew Moore Neurosurgeon and Medical Director of the Broward Health North Spine Care Center suggested Susan have spine surgery. An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) was performed to restore strength and sensation in her limbs and rapidly improve her quality of life. After having the surgery I have increased my beach walking to more than two miles. The entire team at Broward Health North was wonderful. Spine surgery saved my life. The Spine Care Center at Broward Health North features private patient rooms for your comfort. Our team of compassionate experts consists of experienced surgeons as well as specially trained nurses therapists and technicians - all working together to help you dive back into life For more information about the Spine Care Center call our Spine Care Coordinator at 954.786.6637 or visit BHNspine SIX MORE MONTHS AND SUSAN WOULD HAVE BEEN BOUND TO A WHEELCHAIR FOR LIFE. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 25 best bets 4 3- STEEL MAGNOLIAS 5 3 This poignant comedy is about a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together at Truvy s Beauty Parlor in a small parish in Louisiana. Filled with humor and heartbreak in the daily realities we all face. April 3 May 3 at 2 p.m. & 7 30 p.m. The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum 58 22 JOHN LEGEND 5 STARS ON ICE 5 26 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 4- 6 THE WEDDING SINGER Sit back and enjoy the fun in this fast-paced musical adventure as the talented cast of Spanish River Theatre Arts presents The Wedding Singer. Matrimonial mishaps will have you laughing in your seat as love takes over and fate lends a hand. April 4 6 at 7 p.m. & Sunday at 2 p.m. Countess de Hoernle Theatre 5 - 15 This premiere figure skating production is proud to announce America s figure skating champions and top Olympic medal contenders at the 2014 Winter Games including U.S. Champion Ashley Wagner and U.S. Silver Medalist Gracie Gold headlining this year s nationwide tour. Bringing the spirit and passion of the U.S. Olympic Figure Skating team back to home ice. April 5 at 7 30 p.m. BB&T Center 25 - 145 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 29 BRUCE 22 JOHN LEGEND 6 GISELLE South Florida Ballet Theater opens the curtains on this two-act ballet about a peasant girl named Giselle who dies of a broken heart when she finds out her lover is betrothed to another. Summoned from her grave by The Wilis a supernatural group of women who dance men to death Giselle is set loose on her lover. March 6 at 6 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts 30 - 50 Nine-time Grammy Awardwinning R&B sensation John Legend s one night performance. Named one of Time magazine s 100 most influential people and one of the music industry s most innovative artists Legend returned after five years with his muchanticipated fourth solo album Love in the Future. April 22 at 8 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts 40 - 120 venues BB&T Center 1 Panther Pkwy. Sunrise 954.835.7000 or Broward Center for the Performing Arts 201 SW. 5th Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.522.5334 or Coral Springs Center for the Arts 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Coral Springs 954.344.5990 or Countess de Hoernle Theatre 5100 Jog Rd. Boca Raton 561.241.2286 or Mizner Park Amphitheater 590 Plaza Real Boca Raton 561.544.8600 or The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum 7901 N. Federal Hwy. Boca Raton 561.995.2333 or 25 - THE MUSIC OF 26 ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Angel of Music A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber featuring Franc D Ambrosio and Glory Crampton performing the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Performance selections will include The Phantom of the Opera Sunset Boulevard Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and many more. April 25 & 26 at 7 30 p.m. Coral Springs Center of the Arts 39.22 - 49.82 8 CLASSICAL FAVORITES AND THE BEST OF BROADWAY The Symphony of the Americas presents Classical Favorites and the Best of Broadway a mix of beloved melodies and familiar classics from some of Broadway s most famous shows. April 8 at 8 15 p.m. Broward Center for the Performing Arts 50 - 75 25 - 52ND ANNUAL 27 DELRAY AFFAIR The largest arts and crafts festival in the southeast U.S. and nicknamed the Greatest Show under the Sun this 3-day affair is an eclectic mixture of fine art homemade crafts and everything in-between. For more info visit April 25 27 at 10 a.m. Downtown Delray Beach between Intracoastal and NW 2nd Ave. Free admission 29 BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND Rock legend and 20-time Grammy Award winner Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be performing Springsteen s latest studio album High Hopes along with other hits. April 29 at 8 p.m. BB&T Center 63 - 141.75 13 BUFFALO BASH FOOD FESTIVAL A food festival that showcases the best versions of chicken wings from local restaurants and all in the name of a good cause to benefit Autism Speaks. For more info visit atoaxidbuffalobash. April 13 at 1 p.m. 5 p.m. Mizner Park Amphitheater GISELLE PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 27 28 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 It s a ... Baby Shower 2 0 1 4 26 APRIL Please join us 11 am - 2 pm to RSVP 954.601.8094 call cordially invites you to a celebration of memories our NICU Reunion and Baby Shower This is a special time in your life with the beginning of stories memories in the making and milestones to be recorded. It deserves a celebration of its own at the place where it all began. Please join us for a day of shopping pampering exchanging new parent stories and more. Northwest Medical Center 2801 N. State Road 7 Margate FL 33063 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 29 entertainment By J.P. Faber A Shrine to Jazz When it comes to the appreciation of pure jazz ........ 30 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 ..............................nothing comes close to Boca Raton s Jazziz Jazziz Nightlife 201 Plaza Real Boca Raton 561.300.0730 A pril is Jazz Appreciation Month so it s only appropriate that some appreciation be given to Jazziz the only club in Palm Beach County or Broward County for that matter that is entirely devoted to a genre of music that is entirely American. Having originated at the beginning of the 20th Century in the Southern United States notably within the African-American communities jazz is now far more mainstream incorporating elements from American pop music. Nonetheless jazz with its use of blue notes improvisation polyrhythms and syncopation remains a unique sound. And there is no place better to hear it than at Jazziz in Boca Raton. Just shy of a year old Jazziz is the brainchild of Dr. Michael Fagien who pursued a medical career to pay the bills while founding the premiere magazine about the music he loved. With the financial backing of his partner Dr. Robert Cade (the inventor of Gatorade) Fagien founded Jazziz Magazine in 1983. Today Jazziz publishes a print version quarterly and a monthly version digitally. Among other things Jazziz was the first magazine to package a CD inside. Fagien also started a record label with famed jazz guitarist Lee Ritenour which generated a best-selling album A Twist of Jobim which Ritenour and others will be reprising this month at the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center in Miami. Since then Fagien has taken his love of the genre to the next level with the Jazziz Nightlife restaurant at Mizner Park. Jazziz is one of those places that simply has to exist. It is such a needed part of the cultural scene of South Palm Beach and Northern Broward counties that it s hard to imagine that it hasn t always been there. And when it comes to jazz music this is the real deal. During the weeknights Jazziz books some of the biggest names in the Jazz world those of the Jason Marsalis Lee Ritenour or Kyle Eastwood level or local legends like Nicole Henry. On the weekends the bands are not as well known but still solid pricing reflects the shift with tickets (typically 25 to 65) required for weekday headliners but not for the weekend bands. Beyond the music itself Jazziz exudes the feeling of a real nightclub the type of place you d only come across in New York or Chicago. The tables are covered with white linen and all have good views of the elevated stage which is backed by a red velvet curtain. The walls are adorned with huge images of jazz greats like Dave Brubeck Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. The d cor is modern wood paneling with wooden chandeliers. The kitchen is open but disappears behind a heavy black curtain when the music starts. The food is not to be ignored either. Executive chef Justin Flit who worked for Chef Oliver Saucy at Caf Maxx in Pompano and attended the French Culinary Institute in New York does a great job with scallops salmon and beef along with an exceptional duck breast and a super slow braised veal osso bucco. (Entr es run 21 to 35 and steaks run 35 to 48 with one 18 oz. ribeye for the famished at 59). If you are lucky Dr. Fagien will introduce the headliners and share a few anecdotes with you before the music begins. Regardless as he puts it This is the best club in the world for what we do. Play on doctor. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 31 lifetimes New Jewelry Store Vixity s Grand Opening Party With the help of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce DECK 84 and Vixity s exclusive designers Vixity has officially opened its doors and is excited to be a special part of the Delray Beach community Vixity s Grand Opening Party was a great success as owner Mindy Zwerin finally achieved her long-time dream of opening her own jewelry store. More than 100 guests experienced a romantic and memorable evening as songs like Hallelujah played in the background. They enjoyed shopping mingling delicious hors d oeuvres desserts raffles and prizes. In honor of Valentine s Day pink diamonds by Kattan and rose gold pieces by Officina Bernardi were on display in special showcases throughout the night. Vixity is located at 812 East Atlantic Ave Delray Beach Fl 33483 561-2703544 Vixity owner Mindy Zwerin GRAND OPENING by You are invited to discover how to travel beyond the expected Join our travel specialists on Saturday May 3 2014 in Boca Raton for your free night of vacation inspiration and exclusive savings for 2014. For details or to RSVP contact Boca Express Travel an American Express Travel Representative at 561-451-4511 Conditions apply. Details at show. CST 2077132-20 Enjoy refreshments and discover 2014 s must see destinations. Exclusive event savings up to 400 per couple off on the night ATTEND AN D SAVE 11657 2014 Travel Talk Ad 32 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM T3 Boca Express Travel May 3 2014.indd 1 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS 3 20 14 APRIL 2014 LIFE 5 20 PM New Coral Springs Fire Chief 20-year veteran lands gig as 11th ever chief Frank Babinec was recently named the 11th fire chief in the Coral Springs s history. The highlight of his 20-year career as a Coral Springs firefighter career came the day the City Manager called to say the city had made its selection and Babinec ended as the last man upright after a national search. To receive that call was an honor and something I will never forget Babinec told the Sun Sentinel. I m proud of this city it s invested a lot in me and I m truly proud be able serve this community. But from a personal standpoint nothing stands next to saving a human life. When you have the opportunity to do that nothing compares to it. That s why we do what we do. Babinec is in charge of eight stations in the Coral Springs Parkland area protecting about 140 000 people. He has served as interim chief since Mark Curran retired in 2013 and he oversees more than 170 firefighters. He also has a bachelor s degree in organizational leadership from St. Thomas University and an MBA in public administration from Columbia Southern University in Alabama. We have an annual budget of 27 million and that money is spread out to cover a lot of resources including the purchase of new equipment and medical supplies payroll and benefits and paying the utilities of each fire station he told the Sentinel. We want to continue to evolve and grow and those allocations help make that happen. Boca Integrative Health Proudly Welcome Jodi Simkins MD to our practice Dr. Simkins is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and is accepting new patients. Meryl Rome MD & BOARD CERTIFIED PSYCHIATRY & PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS Healing Mind and Body At Boca Integrative Health we incorporate physical mental and nutritional strategies to optimize your health and wellness. Primary Family Medicine Functional Medicine Psychological Testing Internal Medicine Psychiatry Nutrition Weight Loss Chronic Fatigue Treatment Consistent and supportive weight loss coaching 7100 W. Camino Real Ste. 207 Boca Raton FL 33433 Meryl B. Rome MD Lisa J. Evans MD Jodi Simkins MD Paula A. Breit MD Carolyn S. George MD Jodi K. Weissman ARNP CS PhD Jessica Granata ARNP Randi Weitz PsyD 561-391-2770 Frank Babinec PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 33 lifetimes Over 50 Years of Combined Experience Prompt Personal Service Extensive Trial Practice Serving All of Florida Auto Accidents Injuries & Complex Cases Hire an Experienced Trial Attorney Coming soon to Coral Springs Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica may be on the way A collection of patriots and veterans located in Coral Springs is currently in talks about bringing the Moving Wall -- a half-sized replica of the Washington D.C. s Vietnam Veterans Memorial -- to the city. Lou Cimaglia is leading the cause a man who organized a golf tournament and a concert for veterans last year during the city s 50th anniversary. It is a very very sacred thing Cimaglia told the Sun Sentinel recently. We will soon send a letter in requesting the wall. It will take anywhere between a few months to two years to get it as the wall moves around the country. Among those also patiently waiting for the work is Bill Vasquez president of the Veterans Coalition of Coral Springs and the local commander of the U.S. Submarine Veterans. It was in Davie a couple of years ago he told the Sentinel. We went as a group to see the wall. One of the names on the wall is that of a friend who grew up in our neighborhood in Austin Texas. He was like a little brother to me. I have spoken to many people in town who were in Vietnam or have lost friends there says Cimaglia. They are ready to jump on board. We also have a committee ready to go. Attorney Ken Cutler 28 years of experience. AV Rated Attorney Andrew Rader 24 years of experience. AV Rated Licensed in Florida and NY. Automobile Motorcycle Accidents Trucking Accidents Personal Injury Premises Liability Slip & Fall Injuries Medical Malpractice Dangerous Products Wrongful Death Traumatic Brain Injuries Dog Bites Nursing Home Abuse 954-913-CASE (2273) 1166 W. Newport Center Drive Suite 308 Deerfield Beach FL 33442 NO RECOVERY NO FEE 34 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 lifetimes New Housing Project Work on Broken Woods to start soon The Broken Woods housing project located in Coral Springs -- formerly known as the Broken Woods Country Club -- is scheduled to start its building by the end of this year. After the City Commission gave its approval last year the development is scheduled to have 436 housing units 80 town homes and 168 three-story apartments. Construction will probably begin in the south parcel first by the end of 2014 at the earliest City Planner James Hickey said at a recent meeting of the Center West and Town Center parts of the city. Construction on the north parcel will begin a year after that. Construction will probably begin in the south parcel first by the end of 2014 at the earliest. City Planner James Hickey The 39-acre south parcel located just north of the 9000 block of Sample Road will have town homes and apartments. The south parcel has access to Sample Road with additional connections to NW 38th Drive and University Drive. Coral Springs will also improve the look of medians along Coral Ridge Drive south of Atlantic Boulevard Parks and Recreation Director Rick Engle announced at a recent meeting. Medians on Wiles Road from the west end of the city to Rock Island Road will also be improved. Broken Woods PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 35 lifetimes ONE AGENT. MANY WAYS TO SAVE. Let me help you save time and money. Protecting more of your world with Allstate makes your life easier. And it can put more money in your pocket. Bundle your policies and you can save even more. Why wait Call me today. ONE COMPANY. KARIN ALFIERI 954-716-7720 8023 N UNIVERSITY DRIVE PARKLAND karinalfieri Subject to terms conditions and availability. Savings vary. Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Company Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company Castle Key Insurance Company Northbrook Illinois 2011 Allstate Insurance Company. Parkland Golf Tournament 61058 Gym open 24 hours Personal training and new equipment management 24 HouRs No ExcusEs 2nd annual Parkland Buddy Sports Golf Classic Since 2002 Parkland Buddy Sports has provided sports programs for special needs children ages 5-21. On May 2 the 2nd annual Golf Classic will take place at Heron Bay. The event is open to anyone in South Florida of any age according to Wendy Hunter in charge of marketing for the program. The cost is 150 per player and in addition to the golf tournament and activities throughout the day three scholarships will be awarded to the student volunteers of the program. According to Hunter there are hundreds of student volunteers who dedicate afternoons on the weekends and a select three will be given scholarships. You can register online at and purchase a single player s entrance or a foursome to play in the tournament. You can also choose a dinner only reservation or just a sponsorship. It s an organization that really touches everyone Hunter says. And it s so inspiring to see the athletes and the volunteers all out there. For more info visit Parklandbuddysports. com. Totally renovated with all New ownership and Free access to 2400 fitness clubs worldwide Mention this ad nutritional counseling 7 Days of FREE Fitness Certified Personal Trainer Certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition Doctor of Chiropractic National Level NPC Physique Competitor General Manager Jen Esposito 954.346.2002 36 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 7613 N. State Rd. 7 Parkland Waterways Shoppes PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 LIFE READS A collection of impressions This month the Coral Springs Book Bunch read Alice Munro s Dear Life Stories. Here are their collective first impressions. Delivering the group s reaction to the novel is Eileen Reiback who leads the book discussions at the Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs. In Your Own Words This is a collection of literary short stories by a Nobel Prize-winning Canadian author. The stories are about ordinary people whose everyday decisions take their lives in unexpected directions. The last four stories are semi-autobiographical sketches from the author s youth. First Impressions Some members were uncomfortable with the short story genre which jumps into a slice of life with no beginning or ending. It left those readers unsympathetic with the characters. In other cases members found the writing beautifully crafted capturing the essence of a character or situation in a short number of pages. Many complained that the stories ended abruptly leaving the reader wanting more explanation or closure. Favorite Part Several stories had a twist at the end such as In Sight of the Lake and Corrie. Lessons Learned This was the first Alice Munro story collection I ve read and it will probably be the last. I was disappointed especially considering that she has won many prizes and accolades for her stories. Men were often depicted as manipulative and women as weak and indecisive. Sometimes it was difficult to determine the motives of the characters. The collection was only rated an average of three out of five stars by members of the group so it was not one of our most-enjoyed books. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 37 Stoneman Douglas Breaking Bot team Local High Schoolers Receive Grant Stoneman Douglas seniors land 6 000 grant from NASA 5 000 from Motorola The robotics team at Stoneman Douglas high school -- made up of students in grades 9 through 12 -- were recently awarded two grants for its students to create a robot in six weeks that can hurl a two-foot diameter exercise ball into a goal eight feet high. The team was founded by Douglas seniors Jake Schlinkmann Bryan Weissman and Zach Weingarten and faculty advisor Frank Krar with a team name of Breaking Bot. The seniors were given a kit of parts on January 4 of this year and given six weeks to complete the robot after which time the bot must be sealed in a bag and remain unopened until the competition in April. These are some of Douglas brightest STEM students. These students are really dedicated and have given up a lot of nights and weekends to work on this but they love it. Frank Krar The students have also created a website to show the progress of their work found at Team 5196 s first competition will be April 3-5 at the Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 travelwise SPECIAL ADVERTISING SEC TION The River Runs Deep THE NEW WAVE OF VACATION CRUISING A Lori Kenner is a 25 year veteran in the travel industry. She is the owner of Woodmont Travel located at Boca Express Travel 8177 Glades Road Suite 14 Boca Raton and can be reached by calling gently rocking ship shops restaurants activities galore and all the luxe life you can stand Many of us have enjoyed vacations by sea yet others still dream of trying it out. AMA Waterways that travelers wanted a new level of European travel where they could visit different cities without having to pack and unpack to move around and sightsee in those amazing little towns dream vacations are made of. However the executives at AMA Waterways as well as Avalon Waterways Uniworld Boutique River Cruising and Viking River to mention a few can tell you they are catering more to the big ship ocean cruisers who have grown to love the experience of traveling around on their floating hotel and visiting multiple destinations on one vacation. Destinations they would miss with ocean crusing. Now you can cruise on the Rhine river from Amsterdam to picturesque towns in Germany which include Cologne Heidelberg and Strasbourg and then go on to Switzerland and Basel. When cruising the Danube you ll visit the cities of Prague Vienna and Budapest in Eastern Europe. You can cruise on the Mosel through Germany and Luxemburg. There are cruises to the south of PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 561.451.1778 or via e-mail at lori 38 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Cruising is a fabulous way to see and explore many exotic destinations (without packing and unpacking ) and without the hassle of air travel via your fabulous and floating hotel Cruising can take you to the Caribbean Alaska Hawaii Europe and beyond. But where an Ocean Cruise cannot take you is deep into a country to the little villages and towns to become part of the destination you re visiting. You can still enjoy the amazing benefits of cruising and yet have this deeply moving experience of conveniently visiting small towns and having more time in port on a river cruise. River cruises started to take off in the 90s but in the last 10 years are really exploding When the river cruise market began it was to entice travelers who were used to traveling throughout Europe on bus tours. It was the opinion of Jimmy Murphy when he founded Burg Landshut Castle Rhine River Exclusive Wine River Cruises on AMA Waterways Rhine River France on the Rhone River through Russia on the Volga River or Spain and Portugal on the Douro River. It doesn t matter where you take a river cruise you ll totally be embraced by the culture and history of the city you are in without ever boarding a bus or repacking a suitcase There are many river cruise companies to choose from too. Most of the cruise options you have include this quieter more relaxing cruise along with all your meals sightseeing taxes and other options depending on the company. Most of these cruises will also include or at least offer pre and post hotel stays to make the vacation even more spectacular. What is really nice about these cruises is that you ll have more time in the towns you want to explore than you normally would on an ocean cruise. Your cruise may arrive very early in the morning and in some ports not depart until hours after dinner leaving you ample time to really roam and get the flavor of the town you re in. Many people dine on board and then get off the boat again to walk around the village and get a feel for what the night life is like. The other really nice benefit of the river cruise is you are right in the center of the town and when you step off the vessel you can walk--and in many cases bicycle--around the town. AMA Waterways is the first company to now include a minimum of 30 free of charge bicycles on each of their ships. This gives guests an opportunity to bicycle around the city and in some cases even bicycle ahead to the next port and meet up with the ship. It s a fabulous memorable way to travel. If you ever thought of river cruising just as a vacation for retired people you may be pleasantly surprised to find that there are offerings for many different kinds of travelers many of them younger couples. If you love excellent food and service visiting many destinations and enjoying a once in a lifetime experience a river cruise may just be the perfect next vacation for you From 1 999 per person Itineraries include Amsterdam to Luxembourg on the Rhine or Vilshofen Budapest on the Danube. Highlights include Wine experts who ll share their knowledge & love of wine. Winery visits and other wine-oriented shore excursions. Fine dining plus complimentary wine tastings lectures & wine pairings. Complimentary wine beer & soft drinks with dinner. Luxurious accommodations on the awardwinning AMA Waterways fleet. Spacious staterooms & suites from 170-255 sq. ft. French balconies in over 80 percent of staterooms. Complimentary Hollywood movies Internet in staterooms & Wi-Fi. Tours included in all ports. Entertainment provided every evening. Services of a professional cruise manager. All rates are in U.S. dollars and are based on double occupancy in a Cat. E. Port charges of 133pp and airfare are additional. CST 2065452-40. 2 11 11 Travel to ClubMed as a solo and take advantage of reduced single rates. Seven night all-inclusive escapes from 1 199 per person. Book by May 2 for travel through Dec. 17. Offer does not include airfare. Seven night minimum stay to qualify. Three night minimum stay for Sandpiper Bay. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 39 Discover the Club Med Solo Savings PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 studio FITNESS & WELLNESS Best personal trainers in Florida - Minimum of 5 years experience - CPR and AED Certifications - Certified and insured. Customized programs for each client - Training programs compatible to individual needs. Indoor boot camp. - Escape from the outdoor elements. - Classes incorporate strength flexibility cardiovascular core and functional training. Some insurances accepted CONSULTATION EVALUATION & FIRST SESSION IS FREE 40 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 954.755.2900 STUDIO4FITNESS.NET PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Vanessa D Souza 954.658.9993 vkdsouza 2780 N. University Drive Coral Springs Certified in Fine Homes Luxury Housing Relocation Specialist e Pro 2012 Prudential Florida Leading Edge Award Winner Florida Realtor for more than 14 years South Florida resident for over 24 years Real estate is more than simply buying and selling a home. I pride myself on developing relationships and building trust with my clients. I genuinely listen and focus on their needs and wants. I believe it is my commitment to personalized service honesty integrity and professionalism that keeps my clients coming back time and again. Eagle Glen 1 125 000 Executive Estate overlooking the 6th hole on lake water view. This 5 luxury bedroom suites with 6 1 2 baths boasts an elevator leading to master suite fireplace gourmet kitchen with granite counters 3 dishwashers butler pantry and more... From hand-painted fresco to stained glass doors this estate has the WOW factor Coral Creek 529 900 Fantastic home in gated community with open spacious floor plan on lake with pool. Meticulously maintained home with loads of upgrades 42 wood cabinets in kitchen corian tops with island master bath with dual sinks roman tub separate shower huge lot can be used as gameroom or office. Wood floors upstairs and breathtaking lake view. A must see The Isles 489 000 Fantastic move in cul de sac beauty A 5 3 or 4 office or den. Upgraded with neutral tiles in living areas 3 baths totally remodeled with granite huge kitchen with granite counters newer appliances big breakfast nook huge master suite with sitting area overlooking screened pool. Alarm and built in speaker accordian shutters. Great curb appeal with eurotile and more. Close to Sawgrass Xpressway and regional mall Grande Reserve 474 000 Elegant living in Grand Reserve with 24 hour guard gated community. This home boasts a 4 bedroom plus den office with spacious kitchen lots of cabinets very open and flowing triple split bedroom plan. Close to shopping and dining and highways. Make this your dream home. Glenwood 299 000 Price Reduced. Stunning home beautifully and completely remodeled inside and out Roof redone in 2001 A C done in 2012 decorative base boards crown moldings updated bathrooms hurricane shutters new garbage disposal updated kitchen new stainless steal appliances tile in all areas and all new doors on the inside. A must see gorgeous home Ternbridge Estates 600 000 Absolutely spectacular estate home with pool on oversized lot with lake. Exotic 42 inch wood cabinets in kitchen crown moldings center island granite counter tops double ovens saturnia tile new a c unit and much more Custom features in garage a must see Get the perfect mortgage and 150 towards closing costs Craig Stelzer Vice President of Mortgage Lending P 561.285.4909 C 561.929.1083 craig craigstelzer Apply today with Craig Stelzer and work with a home loan expert and a dedicated team that s available 24 7 to assist you. 4400 N Federal Hwy Ste 130 Boca Raton FL 33431 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Credit valid for applications submitted after 02 10 14 and prior to 5 01 14. Coupon must be presented at time of application. 150 credit will be applied at time of closing. Borrower subject to credit approval. If loan does not close for any reason costs will not be refunded. This offer and or receipt of borrower s application does not represent an approval financing or interest rate guarantee. This coupon cannot be redeemed for cash has no cash value. Restrictions may apply contact Guaranteed Rate for current rates or more information. LO ID DC - MLO64247 - MLB2611 FL - LO20631 - MLD618 IL - 031.0030969 - MB.0005932 KY - MC78688 - MC20335 LA - Licensed - 2866 NJ - Licensed - Licensed NM - Licensed - 01995 TN - 112020 - 109179 VA - MLO-9669VA - MC-3769 WA - MLO-64247 - CL-2611 NMLS (Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System) ID 2611 DC - Lic MLB 2611 FL - Lic MLD618 IL - Residential Mortgage Licensee Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation 3940 N Ravenswood Ave Chicago IL 60613 MB.0005932 KY - Mortgage Company Lic MC20335 LA - Lic RML2866 Licensed in NJ Licensed Mortgage Banker - NJ Department of Banking & Insurance NM - Lic 01995 TN - Lic 109179 VA - Guaranteed Rate Inc. - Licensed by Virginia State Corporation Commission License MC3769 WA - Lic CL-2611 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 41 Going green is easier with this Full Circle Fresh Air Kitchen Compost Collector ( 30). Unlike sealed compost pails this bin allows for easier aerobic breakdown that makes for less mess and less odor in your kitchen. Get yours locally at Williams-Sonoma in the Boca Town Center 6000 Glades Rd. Focused on offering timeless and distinctive jewelry Vixity presents a special collection of bridal rings to represent the bond of a couple. Designed by Kattan Diamonds this 18k gold engagement ring is set with stunning yellow and brilliant cut diamonds. As each piece is handmade in Italy each unique love story is perfectly reflected Get it at Vixity Jewelry with an Edge 812 E. Atlantic Ave. Delray Beach. 561.270.3544. Gardening just became easier with this vertical solution. The Garden Stick ( 60) is an eco-friendly way to grow your fruits veggies and herbs. The pipe is made from recycled plastic and is especially sealed which makes for lower water consumption and protection from cold weather. Available online at With so many advances in heating technology in the recent years EcoSmart has become the leader in water heating technology. The EcoSmart Electric Tankless Water Heater ( 189) can save up to 60% on your water heating costs. Pick yours up locally at Home Depot 750 N. University Dr. Coral Springs. Big D s Customs would like to announce a new build for our friends at Sloan s Ice Cream on Atlantic Ave. Have an idea for your own Custom Golf Cart Visit us today at Big Dick s Muscle Cars 5359 Nob Hill Rd. Sunrise. 954.578.3735 42 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 43 fashion By Denise Stirk Floridians need a few good tanks and this Basic Jersey Tank Top ( 8) is made from a soft organic cotton jersey. Stock up at H&M (in the Pembroke Lakes Mall) 11401 Pines Blvd. Pembroke Pines. Ted Baker s Electric Daydream Print Pleated Maxi Dress ( 375) is not only totally on trend (hello pastels and pleats) it s also made from 100% recycled polyester. Shop for it at Nordstroms 5820 Glades Rd. Boca Raton. Going eco-friendly doesn t mean ditching designer threads. Stella McCartney s Linda Ankle-Wrap Cork Wedge Heels ( 540) feature faux leather straps and a cork wedge. Splurge at Neiman Marcus 5860 Glades Rd. Boca Raton. Eco-friendly is not always unanimous with fashion forward. But style savvy mavens need not worry because when it comes to earth-conscious finds there s a world of options out there. Here are a few of my favorites Translates as Green in Love Amour Vert has us smitten over its Norma Top ( 74) and not just for its flattering fit for each sold the brand plants a tree. Available at A Nose For Clothes 2808 N. University Dr. Coral Springs. Reduce your plastic bag usage with My Other Bag ( 30) from LibaStyle a Miamibased brand that s both environmentally conscious and fashionably fun. Score one online at These Half Lotus Crop Leggings ( 52) from Threads 4 Thought have a leg up on others in the market since the brand only uses sustainable materials and works with factories that respect their employees. Get a pair locally at Whole Foods 2000 N. Federal Hwy. Fort Lauderdale. Sometimes a woman s best accessory is her scent and the Indian Coconut Nectar Perfume Roll-On ( 12) is an earth-conscious fragrance that s big on quality without all the nasty chemicals. Get yours at Lilac and Lilies 2541 E. Sunrise Blvd. Fort Lauderdale. 44 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM NOW ENROLLING The Goddard School is the fastest growing private preschool in the country and we ve carefully selected Parkland for our newest school. Call us today for more information LEARNING FOR FUN. LEARNING FOR LIFE. PARKLAND 954-345-5001 7827 N. University Drive INFANT THROUGH PRE-K AFTER-SCHOOL The Goddard Schools are operated by independent franchisees under a license agreement with Goddard Systems Inc. License pending. Programs and ages may vary. Goddard Systems Inc. 2013. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 45 Parkland Golf & Country Club Initiatives The Grass feature PGC Golf Hole 2 is Greener I By Ivette Figueroa ndustry waits for no man which is why it has become so important to think proactively to plan for a better future whether you re buying a new green home or teeing off on the big green. The Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf is an award-winning education and certification program that helps golf courses protect our environment and preserve the natural heritage of the game of golf. By helping to enhance the valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats that golf courses provide the program rewards those that do their part in keeping our communities green on the green...........................moreg .........................................feature Waterfall Feature n 2011 Parkland Golf & Country Club a Toll Brothers property achieved designation as an Audubon International Gold Signature Sanctuary. Only 23 developments worldwide have achieved gold certification and Parkland Golf & Country Club is only the ninth in Florida to receive the honor. It was part of the original master plan of the community which was done prior to our purchase in November 2010 says Parkland Golf & Country Club General Manager Michael Maloney. WCI the previous owner had done about 98% to get the Gold Parkland Golf Certification we just crossed the finish line. Part of the certification process includes & Country Club educational programs which Parkland Golf 10001 Old Club Rd. Parkland & Country Club addresses with informative 954.753.7737 plaques that detail the plant and wildlife that can be found in the area. During construction Audubon International and then landowner WCI had worked cooperatively on the 790 acres to restore habitat that had been destroyed in the past to clear the way for row crop production. These habitats included three ecosystems of low hammock cypress swamps and pine flatwoods. Not only does each system host specialized plant species unique to the elevation and soil type but each provides a habitat for a variety of species of birds mammals and amphibians. I We also participate in a summer bird watching program that takes place in a 24 hour period where people can take inventory of the birds says Maloney. Some of the species of birds that can be found include wood ducks ospreys herons ibis red tailed hawks and more. Another eco-friendly facet of the club is the 2.64-acre botanical garden with water features. The intent of the garden is to educate visitors about Floridian ecosystems by incorporating a variety of native plants and interpretive information throughout the design. Since receiving the honor the Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship golf course has maintained its rating through annual reports that run the gamut on chemical records fertility and water tests etc. in addition to an Audubon International site review. They also have a few new green initiatives in the works such as their recycling program and changing their equipment to new Tier 4 EPA certified equipment later this year. On our club side we made an effort to use eco-friendly to-go products whenever and wherever possible such as our to-go coffee cups. We also recycle all of our chemical containers says Maloney. We want to make an impact on the community and going green is part of that. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 48 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE Open Jump Parties & Groups SkyFitness Dodgeball & More PARTY PACKAGES Starting at 299 Hour Jump Private Room Host Pizza Soda & More SkySocks are required to jump. SKY ZONE FORT LAUDERDALE 1834 Southwest 2nd Street Pompano Beach FL 33069 954-417-3999 For group rates visit fortlauderdale The Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park playing courts are protected by U.S. Patent No. 5 624 112. This Sky Zone location is an independantly owned and operated franchise PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 49 50 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Blue bottle tree Flowers & Going green means more than just having a green thumb Nancy DaSilva Pink flower garden By Kevin Gale WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 51 continued..................................................................................................................... feature I do swale shopping DaSilva says referring to the discards she finds next to the street in her Coral Springs neighborhood. .......................................................................... L 52 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM andscape to some South Floridians means a few bushes some trees and a place to hang out near the pool. That s a shame. Our climate Zone 10 is shared by just a few other slices of the United States. Some tropical plants that thrive in Broward County wouldn t even survive in Central Florida. But others view their gardens as works of art like Coral Springs native Nancy DaSilva. DaSilva s yard provides an expos on creating great tableaus often with repurposing found objects. She manages to recycle what others write off as garbage into the fabric of her garden. I do swale shopping she says referring to the discards she finds next to the street in her Coral Springs neighborhood. Walk out the patio door to her enclosed pool and there s a wood-burning chimenea (chimney) which she found in the trash positioned between brightly colored Mexican pottery. Off to the left a sitting Buddha is perched atop a small table in front of a tall column that s topped by a vining philodendron. DaSilva a retired math teacher knows how to use color. The muted red in the Buddha was perfectly accented by a bright red anthurium bloom while the golden color of the column harmonized with the safari print on a solid screen that provided the backdrop. Down by the canal dozens of blue wine bottles hang from a tree. My friends when they see a blue bottle give it to me she says. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 DO YOU WANT TO LOSE GRAND OPENING SPECIALS 3-4 INCHES IN 30 MINUTES THE LATEST NON-INVASIVE TECHNOLOGYIN BODY SCULPTING AND FACIAL CONTOURING & LIFTING IN THE INDUSTRY WITH THE MICROCURRENT MACHINE THAT VOGUE MAGAZINE CALLS Contouring & Lifting (Reg. 89.99) With this coupon. Not valid with any other offers or prior services exp. 4 30 14 Ultimate Facial 49 49 39 THE MIRACLE MACHINE REDUCES WRINKLES VISIBLE INCH LOSS MUSCLE STRENGTHENING COMPLETLEY PAINLESS NON-INVASIVE DIAMOND TIPPED MICRODERMABRASION FACIALS & PEELS RED LIGHT LED BED INFRARED SAUNA Ultimate Body Toning and Sculpting (Reg. 89.99) With this coupon. Not valid with any other offers or prior services exp. 4 30 14 4400 WEST SAMPLE ROAD SUITE 120 COCONUT CREEK FL 33073 Red Light LED Bed Treatment With this coupon. Not valid with any other offers or prior services exp. 4 30 14 954-977-6566 MONDAY SATURDAY 9AM 8PM WWW.ULTIMATEBODYSPA.COM (Reg. 79) PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 53 feature ...It is a way for our residents to do a very expensive program and kind of internally finance it themselves... Mayor Michael Udine 54 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Conserve your green with city sustainability programs By Ivette Figueroa Go Green P arkland andBy Ivette Figueroa are leading Coral Springs the charge for change with new sustainability programs in the works. In addition to FPL s current solar rebate programs for local Parkland residents a new PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) program was recently introduced at a Parkland City Commission workshop. The environmental program would provide financial assistance to residents looking to make their homes more energy efficient. While FPL continues to offer rebates for residents who install photovoltaic and solar water heating systems in their homes the new PACE program makes the city a middleman whereby the city would help participants obtain financing and the special assessment levied on each property would be paid off by the property owner on their bill over a maximum of 20 years. This is a program that is nationwide and gaining steam in Florida said Public Works director Brian Archer to city officials after the meeting. Broward County is using it. So is the state and some cities like Hollywood. . . . The city might have to put some upfront costs that it can later on recoup. . . . The assessment goes with the property and not the property owner. What s unique about the PACE program is how it overcomes the barriers to the adoption of clean energy that conventional financing options cannot. For example PACE eliminates the need to pay out of pocket for the project and repayment is spread out over 20 years keeping monthly payments low enough that your utility savings may exceed your payment. Mayor Michael Udine a proponent of the program says It is a great thing if we can do it. It really is minimal to next to no cost for the city. . . . It is a way for our residents to do a very expensive program and kind of internally finance it themselves I d like to see it happen. CORAL SPRINGS S WASTE PRO Not to be outdone Coral Springs s Waste Pro has recently announced a pilot recycling rewards program that will offer singlefamily residents the opportunity to save money on purchases from local businesses. Each blue recycling cart contains a Radio Frequency Identification Code chip that provides information about residents recycling participation. This program is designed to increase recycling and residents privacy is protected. Every time residents in a single-family home recycle they will be credited so that they can print their savings from several Coral Springs businesses. Single-family homes are automatically entered into this recycling program. All these residents need to do is activate their account online at to access coupon rewards. The program will run through Aug. 31. Then it will be evaluated for its impact on recycling participation. Multi-family residents will be able to participate starting June 1. Local businesses can even advertise for free through this program. Parkland and Coral Springs s sustainability programs are part of a national trend to think green while saving green that has emerged over the last seven years. To find out how you can take advantage of these programs and do your part in going green visit your city s website. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 55 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 feature Your Own Butterfly HOW TO START Garden 3 BUTTERFLY WORLD By Ryan Cortes Photos By Michelle Friswell WITH TIPS FROM B eyond merely being the Butterfly Capital of the World Coconut Creek is also home to Butterfly World with its two acres and 10 000 butterflies. It s expansive neat and overwhelming all at the same time. But what if you wanted to recreate your own world of butterflies in your backyard We spoke with Butterfly World s Jessica McAtee who teaches a class on creating butterfly gardens every month to get three tips on how to build them. more 56 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 The main thing you need to know anywhere you re gardening is about the local butterflies in your area. Jessica McAtee PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 57 feature The main thing you need to know anywhere you re gardening is about the local butterflies in your area McAtee says. You need to know specifically what kind of bugs you re trying to attract by name and then you have to complete that equation with what one plant they lay their eggs on. Each butterfly has a specific plant (there about 60 species of plants in Florida) that attracts its caterpillars. That s where most people miss butterfly gardening she adds. There s this disconnect where people want to put flowers in their yard. And with good reason. Adult butterflies feed off flowers but the goal in creating your own garden isn t to attract the big guys it s in making the big guys. Some [butterflies] as far as we know only have one plant. And it might seriously be this ugly scrappy weedy plant so if you want that butterfly you have to have that plant she says. You can visit for an exhaustive list of the necessary plants for each butterfly. No.1 Know your bugs 3 TIPS TO START YOUR OWN BUTTERFLY GARDEN butterflies takes just three weeks. McAtee has her own garden at home with about 40 different species of plants and she doesn t just consider it a frivolous and fun activity it s something that has shaped her perspective on life something she recommends everyone at least try. There s just nothing harried about watching nature take its time and build something she says. It teaches you to just be patient and calm in all walks of life. Now that you know the basics here s what you need to know about what to include in your garden. Plant larval foods. Many caterpillars which metamorphose into butterflies require specific host plants for food. By selecting particular plant species you can provide the basic habitat requirements for specific butterflies that you d like to see in your garden. Since highly preferred hosts may be unattractive or eaten until they have few leaves plan to put these plants in an out-of-the-way place. Plant nectar sources for adults. Butterflies are attracted by sweet- pungent- and acrid-smelling flowers that are blue orange yellow pink purple and red. Plants with deep throated drooping or enclosed flowers are unsuitable for nectar-gathering. Avoid pesticide use Especially avoid any broad-spectrum insecticides that can harm butterflies and their larvae. Below is a chart of common butterflies found in South Florida and what host nectar plants you can cultivate to attract them. BUTTERFLY NECTAR SOURCE Saw-toothed Palmetto Cabbage Palm Avocado Butterfly Bush White Indigo Berry Aster Buddleia Joe-Pye Weed Alfalfa Spanish needles creeping charlie Joe-Pye Weed Dogbane Buddleia Alfalfa Aster Clover Verbena Aster Zinnia Milkweed Beggar-tick Daisy Stonecrop Clover Aster Dandelion Goldenrod Mallow Thistle Beggar-tick Goldenrod Milkweed PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Did you know Because it eats milkweed leaves as a caterpillar the Monarch butterfly is also poisonous. People call here all the time like there s spiders in my garden or there s birds McAtee says. And I kindly remind them we didn t invent this process -- I usually actually sing the Lion King song. It s the circle of life. This is what happens. In the wild just one out of every 100 butterfly eggs makes it out according to McAtee and animals -- like birds lizards and dragonflies -- eating the plant and sometimes the caterpillars is necessary. No. 2 Don t Freak Out Most butterflies only live a couple of weeks and the entire process from the laying of an egg to the emerging of BUTTERFLY Atala CATERPILLAR HOST PLANT Cycad coontie Parsley Dill Fennel Plumbago milkpea lima beans Pentas Passion-vine Milkweed Vetch Alfalfa Clover Thistle Daisy Mallow Hollyhock Burdock Milkweed Nettle Willow Poplar Fruit Trees No. 3 Sit back and enjoy Did you know The Atala butterfly is a Florida native that almost disappeared from the wild because its host plant the Coontie was itself virtually wiped out Black Swallowtail Cassius Blue Gulf Fritillary Monarch Orange Sulphur Painted Lady Queen Red Admiral Viceroy 58 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM CoLLEgE FuNDINg College funding strategies that strAtEgIEs thAt gEt gooD grades. get good grADEs. Education planning should be a top priority no matter what your child s age. It s never too late to begin but the earlier the better. Paying for college later will be easier if you pay attention now. LIFE WELL PLANNED. Please contact me to discuss planning for your family s future. Mitchell Lamchick CFP Financial Advisor 11555 Heron Bay Boulevard Suite 301 Coral Springs Florida 33076 By Appointment Only T 954.757.2128 C 305.742.7429 mitchell.lamchick 2014 Raymond James & Associates Inc. member New York Stock Exchange SIPC. 14-BR33E-0154 MSV 3 14 Caring Convenient & Comprehensive Services Waterways Shoppes of Parkland Hector Naranjo DMD BUY SELL TRADE Designer Buyers You Can Trust Open Late & Saturdays In-House Discount Plan 0% Financing Available Most Dental Insurance Accepted 69 Comprehensive Exam X-rays Cleaning (D0150 D0330 D0274 D1110) NEW PATIENT SPECIAL COMPLIMENTARY LIMITED EXAM & X-RAY (D0140 D0220) 10% OFF NEXT PURCHASE WITH THIS AD ( 100 MAX) The Purse Ladies 954.255.8055 7539 N. State Rd. 7 Parkland FL 33073 The patient or any other person responsible for payment has the right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service examination or treatment that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service examination or treatment. 21338 St. Andrews Blvd. Boca Raton FL 33433 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 59 561.962.5102 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION Andrew DiAlberto The primary goal of Andrew s corporation is to offer a wide array of lending opportunities to his clients through banks hedge funds private investors and institutional financiers. He provides crucial business services to his clients. With over 10 years of experience Andrew specializes in Commercial Lending Bridge Loans SBA Financing Start-up Financing and Non-Traditional Lending. He can also provide access to Merchant Services PEO Brokerage Employee Leasing Payroll Factoring Executive Recruiting and Business Plan Writing. Andrew was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale FL. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor s Degree in Finance. Andrew spent a semester studying abroad in the Netherlands where he learned the inner-workings of International Real Estate Cultures Business and Economics. He began his banking lending and finance career at Wachovia Securities and held various licenses (Series 6 & 63 Life Health and Variable Annuities etc.). Bank of America then recruited Andrew to be a Sales Service and Operations Manager. After a few years there he made a career change to become a Corporate Recruiting Counselor at University of Phoenix where his focus was on his students education and career development. He was a top banker and manager at City National Bank before he founded and co-founded several consulting companies including marketing and merchandising between 2011 and 2013. Andrew s passion is helping businesses grow to the next level. He has financed several business owners through his consulting firm by providing small businesses with working capital. E D UCAT IO N Bachelors in Business Indiana University MBA from the University of Phoenix LO CAT IO N PH ILOSO PHY Always do the right thing. 60 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Plantation FL SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION Nancy Rappaport Nancy Rappaport is the executive leader of PriorityONE Credit Union of Florida a not-for- profit financial cooperative. As their leader since 2006 Nancy s focus has been to bring value to the credit union membership and create a positive work environment for the staff. She has kept her focus Member satisfaction scores over the years remain high and employee surveys indicate employees are proud to work for PriorityONE. Nancy was asked What is your greatest reward she responded My greatest reward is hearing from our members how much money they saved simply by financing their auto loans with us. While the typical savings is about 1 000 we have saved members 5 000 or more over the life of the loan. Who wouldn t be thrilled with this savings While banks have to answer to their stockholders and are looking for big financial returns we are able to pass on our profits to our members. Nancy is originally from Chicago Illinois and moved to Florida where she entered the financial industry. After working for several financial institutions she decided to apply her skills in the credit union industry. She is fully immersed in the Plantation Chamber of Commerce serving as Ambassador leads group facilitator and a proud member of the Board of Directors. Nancy is also a member of the Sunrise Chamber and Vistage International a mentoring and coaching organization designed to develop CEOs to an even higher level. Applying her education and work experience makes for a unique and successful skill set and has resulted in her becoming a highly respected and accomplished President and Chief Executive Officer. Nancy is married to Dr. Edward Rappaport has two teenage children Lindsay 18 currently at University of Central Florida and David who is 17 and researching his college options for 2015. E D UCAT IO N MBA Nova Southeastern University Davie FL Bachelor of Science Marketing major and minor in Economics Northern Illinois University DeKalb IL AWA R DS A N D R ECO G N IT ION Certified Chief Executive (CCE) 2013 Business Person of the Year Plantation Chamber of Commerce - 2011 South Florida Business Leader Top Small Business. Business Leader 2010 LO CAT IO N S Sunrise Ft. Lauderdale and Coral Springs Enhancing the financial lives of our members is priority one. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 PH ILOSO PHY SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION Stacy Kagan Tom Toffoli LUTCF CIC Tom Toffoli LUTCF CIC is Vice President for Brown and Brown Insurance of Fort Lauderdale the largest insurance agency in the state of Florida and 6 in VICE PRESIDENT the world. Tom is a bi-lingual seasoned insurance agent with BROWN & BROWN expertise in all commercial FT LAUDERDALE lines of insurance. Although 1201 W. CYPRESS CREEK RD. he can handle any type of SUITE 130 business he works most often FT LAUDERDALE FL with condominium associations contractors wholesalers and (561) 755-3417 distributors. As a licensed insurance agent since 1992 Tom prides himself on thoroughly managing and transferring risk drawing upon all of the carriers with an A- or higher rating. A native South Floridian he is involved in the Parkland Coral Springs Business Group the Coral Springs and Tamarac Chambers of Commerce and the Inner Circle of Ft. Lauderdale. Tom is committed to exceptional customer service while providing the most comprehensive and competitively priced products. Stacy is a national awardwinning Allstate Agency owner in the Parkland Coral Springs area and an influential member AGENCY OWNER of the business community. ALLSTATE Working with an experienced and professional staff from her new 5659 CORAL RIDGE DRIVE office in the Shoppes at Heron SHOPPES AT HERON LAKES Lakes she specializes in insuring PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS the community for all of their 954-341-4236 home auto and life insurance needs. As the Deputy Vice Mayor WWW.ALLSTATEAGENCIES. of the City of Parkland Stacy COM STACYKAGAN has a strong understanding of the needs of both Parkland and Coral Springs residents. This knowledge enables her to provide an outstanding and personal level of service while protecting the safety security and assets of her clients. Stacy serves as a National Spokesperson for Allstate s X-the-TXT Campaign and will lead the X-the-TXT presentation at Stoneman Douglas High School on April 9th. She is also the co-founder of the Parkland and Coral Springs Business Group and a board member of the Parkland YMCA. She teaches a weekly DECA class at Stoneman Douglas and supports their Drama and DECA programs. Stacy s accomplishments and influence highlight her commitment to both her clients and the community. Contact her at stacykagan or skagan STACY KAGAN TOM TOFFOLI LUTCF CIC 62 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 SPECIAL MARKETING SECTION Robert Zimmerman Esq. Robert Bob Zimmerman has been helping victims throughout Florida and the United States seek justice for more than 20 years with their personal injury and wrongful death claims. Bob obtained his law degree from the University of Florida Law School and after graduation started the practice of law with the Judge Advocate General s Office of the United States Navy. While serving Lieutenant Zimmerman was awarded the prestigious Navy Achievement Medal which was presented by the Secretary of the United States Navy. After successful completion of his military service Bob worked for several prominent law firms in South Florida and eventually formed the partnership of Baker & Zimmerman P.A. During his legal career Bob has achieved numerous multi-million dollar awards for his clients. He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and in addition to The Florida Bar he is also admitted to the United States District Court Southern District of Florida. He has been named as one of South Florida s top 100 attorneys by Florida Trend Magazine. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Robert B. Baker Esq. Robert Robbie Baker is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer who seeks justice for clients who have suffered serious injury due to the negligence of BAKER & others. Following graduation from Boston University Law ZIMMERMAN P.A. School Robbie worked as an 6991 N. STATE RD. 7 Assistant District Attorney in New York City. In 1993 he PARKLAND FL opened a personal injury firm in Boca Raton and thereafter (954) 509-1900 formed Baker & Zimmerman P.A. Robbie has obtained (800) 886-LAWS multiple multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements for clients most notably a 39 million dollar verdict against Yamaha in 2011 (settled during appeal). Robbie is licensed in Florida New York Massachusetts and Rhode Island and also admitted to the United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida Middle District Rhode Island District and the U.S. Court of Claims. Robbie is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and was selected as a finalist in the Daily Business Review s Most Effective Lawyers in Products Liability 2011 Verdict Searches Top 100 Verdicts 2011 finalist in Leaders in Law 2013 and was selected for inclusion as a Florida Super Lawyer 2014. ROBERT B. BAKER WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 63 restaurantreview By Richard Shellene Sun-dried tomato hummus Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar D A fusion of traditional and gourmet dishes o not let the small store front in The Shoppes at Heron Lakes fool you. Step through Falafel Bistro s doors and you are transported from the sand and beige colored textures of the plaza exteriors to a lustrous interior with a long red bar black marble-like tables and dark woods all basking in the glow of the chandeliers amber light. There s a real sense of entering into a contemporary rendition of a Mediterranean caf . Even on a weeknight that is typically slower for most establishments there is a bustle of customers talking and eating. A small DJ set-up with mixers and turntables is ready to provide entertainment. The menu includes a wide range of flavors and tastes not just of a collection of falafels and hummus. A variety of dishes are gluten free and vegan friendly. Even as a die-hard carnivore I found the sauteed cauliflower flavorful with just a bit of bite of the spicy date sauce that made it delectable. The three 5677 Coral Ridge Dr. Coral Springs 954.346.5300 64 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar soups of the day chosen from 27 recipes are a great starter to any meal. The tomato soup was comforting and reminded me of my grandmother s recipe. The sun-dried tomato hummus is a simple blend of flavors with a thick but smooth consistency that pairs well with the falafel balls and the mix of nuts and tomatoes in the center. The turkey meatballs were so well-prepared with seasoning that they nearly tasted like beef and are very hearty for even a small plate serving. The falafel itself has a firm toasted outside and a tender inside almost like a good steak or meatball and was infused with a mix of herbs and seasoning which made them good enough to eat alone or with hummus. Or if you prefer the real thing the Bistro burger made with Angus beef and served open-faced on a flatbread is juicy with each bite. The wine list is not lacking either with a selection of woodsy Zinfandels to dark Cabernets to sweet white wines from the Pacific Rim. And if wine is not your poison then there is a selection of craft beers to choose from to enjoy with your dinner or on their own. Bottom line Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar is priced right and gives a broad selection for whatever cravings you might have while still catering to a healthier mind-set. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Lamb chops Pan-seared scallops Shakshooka Falafel Bistro & Wine Bar is priced right and gives a broad selection for whatever cravings you might have while still catering to a healthier mind-set. Bistro burger PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 65 diningguide Dining well is one of LIFE s great pleasures. On the following pages we hope you ll make some fabulous discoveries you might not have known about or revisit some old favorites. Eat drink make merry and make each day a day to celebrate See full menus and reviews at DEER CREEK GRILLE 2801 Deer Creek Country Club Blvd. Deerield Beach. 954.421.5553 Did you know the Deer Creek Grille is open to the public Located in the main clubhouse the Grille serves creative cuisine pub food and offers a full bar open year-round. From Sunday Brunch to inexpensive yet lovely lunch buffets the chefs created a menu that is fresh and covers all palates and preferences. JAPANGO Parkland 7367 St. Rd. 7 954.345.4268 Mon. Thurs. from 11 30 a.m. 10 p.m. 10 30 p.m. Fri. & Sat. and 9 30 p.m. on Sunday. Kevin Lee owner and executive chef of Japango is in his 22nd year in the culinary arts field specializing in Sushi and Asian cuisine. Japango now offers more vegan sushi items and a complete Chinese food menu at the Parkland location (takeout only). PAD THAI 5458 W Sample Rd. Margate 954.977.8980 Mon.-Sat. from 11 30 a.m. 10 p.m. Pad Thai serves only authentic Thai cuisine. Its signature namesake dish Pad Thai is its most popular but its also offers excellent Thai Red Curry Fresh Hot Basil (spicy) and Pad Prik Khing (Thai Chili paste saut ed with fresh green beans onion carrots and bell pepper). Lunch specials starting at 7.95 and early bird dinner specials for 8.95 includes soup or salad and hot tea. PIZZA TIME CAFF 6620 Parkside Dr. Parkland 954.345.8665 A classic mix of award-winning pizza and authentic Italian cuisine with an inviting family atmosphere and friendly staff. A staple in Parkland since 2004 all dishes are prepared daily with the best and freshest ingredients. Choose from more than 20 pizzas New York style authentic Italian or specialty. Chicken veal fish and vegetarian entr es are available in regular or smaller portions. Freshly made pasta handmade paninis calzones subs & more PASTA WOW 7372 W Atlantic Blvd. Margate 954-532-3437 Mon.-Sun. from 11 a.m. 10 p.m. All of the pasta is made to order at Pasta Wow Selections include penne rigatoni fettuccine and spaghetti. Add your favorite sauce such as tomato basil ala vodka bolognese or mushroom ragu and even three types of curry. Top it off with some chicken or seafood. Pasta Wow also offers gluten-free whole wheat and spinach pastas and a full raw menu to take home and cook on your own. RUNYON S 9810 West Sample Rd. Coral Springs. 954.752.2333 Zagat Rated 1 Continental Restaurant in Broward County Runyon s has developed a reputation for terrific service and outstanding cuisine. Fresh fish giant shrimp cocktails spectacular filet mignon the finest mouth-watering signature prime rib along with Giant Alaskan King Crab are just a few examples. Lunch is available Mon.-Fri. and dinner seven days a week. All major credit cards accepted. TAVOLINO DELLA NONNA 10181 W Sample Rd. Coral Springs 954.509.0046 Tues.-Thrus. 11 a.m. 10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. until 12 a.m. and Sun. from 4 p.m. 10 p.m. Owners Edward Pozzuoli and Thomas Genduso serve a unique blend of Nouvelle cuisine and traditional home-style Italian cooking. Pastas veal fish and chicken can be ordered alongside weekly specials such as stuffed pork chops Seafood Risotto or Black Grouper with tropical salsa. Homemade desserts include the Chocolate Volcano Tower of Cannoli Nana Rose s award-winning Ricotta Cheesecake and signature Amaretto cookies. 66 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 NIGHTLIFE NICK S JALAPE O MARGARITA BY RICHARD SHELLENE This month s cool drink for a hot night on the town is the Jalape o Margarita from Nick s Pizzeria & Bar. A large margarita glass rimmed in red pepper A mixture of squeezed limes a few slices of jalape o pepper silver-white tequila and a splash of lime mixer for color Add some ice and a special secret ingredient to give it all a little extra flavor and kick The blend is slightly sweet with the bite of pepper creating a unique fusion for this south-of-the-border cocktail. This drink has all the appeal of a well-made margarita with a little extra zing that makes this a truly distinctive experience. Ask for Nicky next time you stop by and she ll be happy to make you this spicy little number. CATERING from Off-Premises Catering Menu. Exp. 5 31 14 Order of 150 or More 20 Off LET US CATER YOUR COMMUNION CONFIRMATION GRADUATION OR OTHER PARTY Large Cheese Pizza MONDAY MADNESS Toppings Extra. All day. No Limit. Take-Out or Delivery. 1195 HOST YOUR SPECIAL EVENT HERE Parkland Town Center 6620 Parkside Drive Parkland Join our email list at for savings 954-345-8665 Become a friend on Dine in Take-Out Delivery Catering Open for lunch and dinner 7 days. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 67 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TUESDAY SUNDAY for Easter Sunday Graduation Parties First Communions Rehearsal Dinners and ALL of Your Special Occasions. Now Taking Reservations Private Party Rooms for up to 70 people. We have Fresh Stone Crabs Prime Rib Alaskan King Crab Locally Caught Fresh Seafood and 30 Years of Experience Elegant Party Rooms Available for up to 70 Guests Delivery Service Now Available Phone Order 954.656.6757 Order Online NOW OPEN Pasta Redefined & Globally Inspired FRESH PASTA RESTAURANT Choose from 36 varieties of homemade fresh from scratch on the premises daily including Semolina Spinach Tomato Whole Wheat and Gluten Free. Choose from 12 homemade globally inspired sauces including Asian Caribbean Italian & Thai. W W STEP 1 - SELECT YOUR PASTA STEP 2 - SELECT YOUR SAUCE STEP 3 - SELECT YOUR PROTEIN Choose From Shrimp Meatballs Beef or Turkey Chicken Seasonal Vegetables & Tofu. Soups Pasta Salads Green Salads Dessert Pastas Gluten Free No Additives No Preservatives your purchase of 20 or more Not including tax Not to be combined with any other offer or promotion expires 4 1 14 promo code csp 5 OFF Take Out & Delivery Atlantic Blvd & Rock Island Rd - Palm Lakes Plaza Open 11am-10pm 954.532.3437 Like us on Follow us on 7372 W. Atlantic Blvd. Margate 68 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 OPENING SOON 2444 N. University Drive Coral Springs FL 33065 I 954-800-7603 WWW.NICKSPIZZERIABAR.COM ROYAL UNIVERSITY PLAZA Another moment made possible by Home Cleaning Offer 75 For a limited time when you sign up for three consecutive Maid Right home cleaning services you will receive a 25 credit for each completed cleaning service. Act now to experience house cleaning the Maid Right way and to ensure you save 75 total on your next three cleaning services. Offer has no separate cash value and is only available on each of three consecutive cleaning calls at 25 per visit. Not valid on prior purchases. MR 032 Save Maid Right of South Florida 954-256-1658 bob.cole 2014 Maid Right Franchising LLC. Maid Right and JAN-PRO International are subsidiaries of Premium Franchise Brands LLC. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 69 charityfocus CHARITY BY THE NUMBERS Food For The Poor T El Salvador Bee Keeping his locally-based organization is the largest international relief and development organization in the United States according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy. For many years it has been ranked as the largest charity in South Florida. In a 2012 survey of the 200 largest U.S. charities Forbes magazine rated Food For The Poor the sixth-largest recipient of private support. WHAT IT DOES Provides housing healthcare education fresh water emergency relief and micro-enterprise assistance in addition to feeding hundreds of thousands of people each day. HISTORY Since 1982 Food For The Poor has provided in excess of 10 billion in aid (more than half of which was provided in the last five years) and has built more than 84 000 housing units. TOP EXECUTIVE Robin G. Mahfood is the co-founder president and CEO. REVENUE 938.21 million in 2012 up from 899.34 million in 2011. EXPENSES 950.85 million up from 896.1 million in 2011. BANG FOR THE BUCK Total fundraising and administrative costs in 2012 comprised less than 5 percent of expenses. More than 95 percent of all donations go directly to programs that help the poor. Guatemala Harvest FOOD FOR THE POOR Honduras Education 6401 Lyons Rd. Coconut Creek 1.800.427.9104 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 70 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Experience the freedom... without glasses or contact lenses 5800 Colonial Dr Suite 103 Margate FL 33063 Laser Vision Correction Randy Burks MD FACS 954-969-0090 Introducing Tiffany & Colleen... Specializing in Updos and all Facets of Men s Styling Cuts Shaves & Manicures. Coral Springs Styling & Barber Shop 1951 North University Drive.Coral Springs 954-752-4433 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 71 Schedule your appointments now realwomen By Kevin Gale South Florida Rock and Roll Queen Burns Up North American Rock Radio MELISSA BURNOS Melissa Burnos Vocalist and Songwriter burnospr Current role Vocalist and songwriter for the rock band BURNOS which is getting exposure for their singles WarShip and Octane which are on iTunes Amazon. com and most digital outlets. Background Burnos grew up in Coral Springs and became a Miami Dolphins cheerleader. In her current role she has performed and headlined many Florida concerts and toured internationally. Big challenge in current role Trying to juggle behind the scenes responsibilities as well as being an artist. Business strategy Write and perform heavy-hitting music from the heart and soul with allegorical lyrics that resonate with audiences. Secrets to her success Passion for her craft fans writing recording performing live collaborating well with other musicians and unrelenting drive. Accolades Featured as part of SiriusXM Octane Radio s Women Rock Week WarShip featured as a SiriusXM Octane s Accelerator Track named a Best Female Musician in South Florida by CBS 4 obtained an artist endorsement by Sennheiser and Westone and featured as a live performer at Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) 2011 for both companies Favorite female role model Ann Wilson of Heart her mother. Actress best able to portray me Angelina Jolie. Favorite local restaurant Big Bear Brewing Co. Coral Springs. Hobbies Traveling dancing auto racing enthusiast writing reading spending time with friends and family attending live football and hockey games watching comedies and thrillers. Workout routine JNL Fusion Fitness. Philosophical quote To thine own self be true a line spoken by Polonius in William Shakespeare s Hamlet. Charity work Helped to throw birthday parties for under-privileged children through Wish Angels delivered motivational speeches to high-schoolaged young ladies through Women of Tomorrow performed at Pinktober events in support of breast cancer awareness and performed for Musicians on Call events. What s next They will be releasing more music media and scheduling tour dates soon. Have an idea for our real women feature Email Editorin-chief Kevin Gale at kevin PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 72 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM ADULT NEW PATIENT PACKAGE Comprehensive Exam Full Series 18 X-Rays (D0210) Oral Hygiene Instruction First Teeth Cleaning (D1330) (Healthy D1110 or Debridement D4355) (D0150) So Wear Your Best Smile All Year Long KIDS NEW PATIENT IMPLANT AND ALL-INCLUSIVE BRACES PACKAGE (14 & UNDER) CROWN PACKAGE PROGRAM Surgical Placement of Comprehensive Exam Bitewing 4 X-Rays (D0274) Oral Hygiene Instruction First Teeth Cleaning Fluoride Treatment (D1203) (Healthy D1120) (D1330) (D0150) A Smile Never Goes Out Of Style Dental Implants by a Specialist (D6010) Implant Abutment (Prefabricated) (D6056) Abutment Supported Porcelain Crown Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment (D8070 D8080) Complete Metal Brackets Orthodontic Records Essix Retainer Oral Cancer Screening Only A SAVINGS OF OVER 300 69 New Patients Only Only A SAVINGS OF OVER 300 49 New Patients Only (D6058) Only 1999 Per Unit Complete NO CREDIT APPROVAL REQUIRED 145 Per Month As Low As Fees vary based on length of treatment For a low annual enrollment fee you will save up to 65% OFF our normal low fees on all General Specialty and Cosmetic Dentistry in all of our South Florida offices. Including 25% OFF Implants and 35% OFF Crowns Dentures and Fillings. NO DENTAL INSURANCE NO PROBLEM Patient Financing Available Even With Poor Credit History GENTLE DENTAL OF PARKLAND - 5810 Coral Ridge Dr. 130 Coral Springs FL 33076 GENTLE DENTAL OF CORAL SPRINGS - 987 University Dr. Coral Springs FL 33071 25 Convenient Locations INCLUDING Call for an Appointment Today TOLL FREE Must mention special prior to service. Discounts are not combinable with VIP Discount Program insurance or other offers or programs. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay cancel payment or be reimbursed for any other service examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours responding to the advertisement for this free discounted fee or reduced fee service examination or treatment. Minimum fees only. Dr. Neal Ziegler DN 6483. Monthly payment excludes records & brackets fees With approved credit. 888-913-7436 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 73 feature By Eric Nathal Photos By Andrew Urban Meet a pioneering family that is keeping traditions alive and has an alligator as a guard dog t was a clear night and the sun was just starting to set on the unfamiliar edge of the Everglades. I was really hoping that my GPS would get me to Mack s Fish Camp. For a second I thought I was lost but then I saw an old-fashioned wooden sign pointing to the camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I 74 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .more b PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 75 feature I Rustic Roadster A few descendants of pioneer gladesmen call Mack s Fish Camp home. turned onto the dirt road off of Krome Avenue and drove a few yards up a hill to find the setting sun casting a purple pinkish glow over the endless views of the Everglades. It s amazing that something that seemed so remote and untamed is so close to where we live. The two-mile dusty stretch to the Fish Camp is lined with tall sawgrass but quirky signs let you know you are going in the right direction. A rustic sign that read Mack s Fish Camp was followed by airboats and swamp buggies until finally reaching the cabins. We were greeted by Marshall Jones his wife Nicole their children and some family friends. Johnny Cash was playing in the background as the group gathered around a bonfire in front of a large chicken hut that overlooked the dark swampy waters. The kids were entertained as the grown-ups lit firecrackers and bottle rockets. Friday night fireworks We were welcomed with smiles offered a drink and given a handful of fireworks. We felt right at home as we joined in the fun and watched the bottle rockets glide across the water. This is what we do on Friday nights says Marshall. There s no other place I d rather be just look at my backyard he says as he points at the vast land around him. It started to drizzle and one of Marshall s friends suggested it was the perfect time to go frogging. As a true gladesman Marshall s eyes lit up but he then decided it had been a long day and called it a night. Marshall and his twin brother Keith are proprietors of one of the last fish camps in South Florida. The Jones brothers and their families are among the few descendants of pioneer gladesmen who still live in the area. Mack Senior their great grandfather purchased the land in 1938 when it was one of the most remote outposts in the area and the twins grew up there. Back then the Everglades was a new territory and largely unconquered says Marshall. My great grandfather was drawn here because of the vast unexplored land. We retired for the night and went into our cabin. The air-conditioned cabin had a queen bed and loft-style space that can sleep four children comfortably. It also featured a mini fridge microwave and a coffee machine it wasn t the Ritz but we had everything we needed. Abundant fishing We woke up the next morning at around 8 30 a.m. I poured myself a cup of coffee walked outside and sat on a bench overlooking the water. One of the few permanent residents of the camp was shooing her dogs away from the water s edge she smiled said good morning and at told me that one of the gators got one PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 76 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Clockwise from left A wooden sign points the way to Mack s Fish Camp fossilized metal tools a pair of docked airboats of her dogs a few weeks back. We exchanged a few pleasantries and I headed back to my cabin. We decided to try our luck at some bass fishing. The cabin rentals include use of a canoe but we wanted something with a little more muscle and shelled out 50 to rent a motorized flat-bottom jon boat. As we zipped around a nine-mile stretch of water we saw sunbathing turtles alligators and anhingas the latter are also called snake birds for the appearance of their heads when they are sticking out of the water. A couple of hours of good catches prompted us to head back. Pete the water dog As we approached the dock we noticed a huge gator lurking in the water as the Jones kids were swinging off a rope close by. We naively warned Keith. Oh that s our water dog Pete he said. He asked if we wanted him to call Pete over and skeptically we complied. Keith then started making calling sounds and tapping the water low and behold Pete swam toward us. Keith walked over and knelt almost eye level to the reptile and started petting the creature and said See Just like a dog. Marshall says Our family has a unique relationship with the wildlife here in the everglades. We have several alligators we know by name. We have a special relationship with these animals we are able to communicate with them and they respond. Pete watches after the kids when they go swimming. He swims out around us in a perimeter and wards off rogue gators that could possibly be dangerous. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 He reassures us that alligators have the demeanor of a dog rather than a cold-blooded killer. Guides tours pristine locations If you are looking for some serious bass fishing Mack s offers guided fishing trips by airboat or bass boat I recommend the airboat which can access hidden fishing holes that regular boats can t reach. The water is as pristine as it gets very clean the fishing is Mack s Fish Camp phenomenal says Marshall. During the fall and spring we Danell Lane Hialeah average over a hundred fish on deck. That doesn t mean hook 954.536.7400 ups and missed fish over one hundred fish we have to take off the hook. Mack s also accommodates family-friendly activities with its playground picnic tables barbecues fire pits and airboat tours. One thing is certain From the moment you enter the camp driving down that dirt road is like going through a time warp. Hopefully relics like these will withstand the test of time its pristine beauty is as wild as it is calming. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 77 familyissues By Jennifer Altieri Hop Into Happiness Find your happiness egg by creating your ideal life Are you hunting for your life s purpose What are the chances you are going to find it in an egg I would say slim to none. Yet very often we run around like kids at an egg hunt trying to find what will bring us happiness. You know how it works. Kids run to find and collect as many eggs as they can get before someone else can get them. The prize inside the egg is always a surprise waiting to be discovered. As adults looking for more joy in life we can sometimes end up randomly grabbing eggs hoping the prize inside will be the fulfillment we are searching for. Feeling a sense of urgency to get it before someone else snatches up our life s purpose. If you re having a hard time finding your happiness egg and feel like someone else has it in their basket I have good news for you. No one can take your fulfilling life from you. Today I m going to share with you a sneak peak of what I teach people when they take the passion test. You will be on your way to living your life s purpose no egg hunting required. Three elements necessary to create anything you choose to have in life. Intention Attention and No Tension. Intention consciously clearly stating what you choose to create. Attention what you put your attention on grows stronger in your life. No Tension act from a state of calmness and remain open. And remain open to happiness looking different than you thought it would when you placed that egg in your basket. Secret to a passionate life. Whenever you are faced with a decision a choice or an opportunity choose in favor of your passion. How many times a day are you faced with a decision Now you can ask yourself will this bring me closer to or farther away from my passion Prerequisite to living a passionate life. Commitment and persistence. Nothing will happen for you until you have committed to your passions. Make the commitment to yourself and your passions and you will soon find yourself living your life s purpose. We all affect each other. If you are living a joyful life your kids feel it your significant other feels it and everyone around you feels it too. When you live a life of fulfillment it inspires others to do the same. This Easter season leave the egg hunting to the Easter Bunny and the children and begin consciously creating your ideal life. Jennifer Altieri is a mom of two NLP Life Coach Passion Test Facilitator Parent Educator Founder of Hope Inrheart and author of WHY ARE YOU YELLING A Parent s Guide To Raising Kids Without Raising Your Voice. www. 78 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 N It s S ANR E IT U E NT A DV O st T ju sho g ppin ... the ultimate destination for the FUN the FUNKY & the ULTRA ELEGANT in gently used Furniture Accessories Lighting Art Gifts Imagination Over 13 000 sq. ft. of treasures We also buy estate items 7045 Beracasa Way (Del Mar Shopping Center) Boca Raton FL 33433 561.395.8775 MAIN SHOWROOM 99 NE Mizner Blvd Boca Raton FL 33432 561.338.5656 NEW WEST BOCA SHOWROOM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 79 life Directory SUMMER CAMP publications special section W e know you have children and have been eagerly awaiting our annual Summer Camp Directory to help decide which camp to send your children to. Here s the perfect opportunity to choose a camp or programs for a great camp experience. And tell them you found their camp in Life Magazine American Heritage Summer Day Camp 12200 W. Broward Blvd. Plantation In addition to the traditional day camp a number of specialty camps will be offered Robotics Camp Science Adventure Camp Video Production Camp Theatre Camp Young Artists Camp and Sports Camps. Ages vary by camp three 3-week sessions. Early morning care is FREE. FREE Central Bus Transportation for many areas. Forty acres Olympicsize pool Tennis complex Gymnasium. Second camp located in 6200 Linton Blvd. Delray Beach. Call 954.472.0022 or visit for more information. 80 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Coral Springs Museum of Art Summer Camp 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Coral Springs Summer Camp for Kids at the studio for ages 6 to 16 runs June 9 through August 15 at the Coral Springs Museum of Art. Camp is weekly 3-hour morning and or afternoon sessions. Campers may attend both sessions and sign up for multiple weeks. Sessions are age and topic specific. Camp is taught by professional artists and class size is limited Visit Facebook and our website for early bird discounts. Call 954.340.5000 or visit www. for registration forms camp fees and information. Eagles Landing Camps & The Night Owls 7600 Lyons Rd. Coconut Creek Eagles Landing Camps is an eight-week camp with many different enrollment options. With its experienced leadership team and traditional Northeastern camping philosophy ELC has taken summer camping in South Florida to a new level. The entire ELC camping program from Day Camp to Night Owls is designed to provide a memorable camping experience to take your children from their first day of camp to their last and in between create memories and friendships to last a lifetime. Call 954.571.8709 or visit for more information. Eric Kantor Tennis Academy Summer Camp Windmill Park Tennis Center 700 Lyons Rd. Coconut Creek The Eric Kantor Tennis Academy has created a special day of tennis and camp fun for ages 6 & up (beginners welcome ) June 9 August 15 from 8 30 a.m. 11 30 a.m. and or 1 p.m. 4 p.m. (late pickup available for additional fee). Call 954.975.5460 or visit for camp fees and more information. Licensed & Insured by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association. Evolution Martial Arts Parkland 6702 Parkside Drive Parkland Small classes and individualized attention Have fun exercise and learn Martial Arts Ages 4 and up (with or without experience). Award winning adult Martial Arts instructors with state certification. Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. 2 30 p.m. 150 per week. Late pick up is available. Mornings focus on Martial Arts and fundamentals such as fitness self-defense focus teamwork and discipline. Games arts crafts and movies from 1 p.m. 2 30 p.m. Session 1 6 9-6 27 Teenage Mutant Turtles Session 2 7 7-7 25 Star PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 continued on next page WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 81 Directory SUMMER CAMP continued from previous page Wars Session 3 7 28-8 15 Kung Fu Panda. Call 954.796.4911 or visit for more information. Kol Tikvah Phylis J. Green ECC Summer Camp 6750 University Dr. Parkland there to provide a safe fun educational experience. Join us for an Open House on April 26 and find out why Y Camps are like no other Space is limited. Call 954.384.9622 or visit for more information. Enjoy amazing summer days of spirit friendships and fun Age appropriate camp programs consist of arts and crafts music special event days weekly themes sports on-site field trips bounce house fun computer lab with Smart Board IPADS water slides water play indoor gym weekly Shabbat and more Each cabin will be run by mature adults. Camp runs from 6 9 8 1. Choose only the hours days weeks that you need. Call 954.346.7878 or visit for more information. School of Rock Coral Springs 7554 Wiles Rd. Coral Springs Kol Tikvah Travel Camp (KTTC) 6750 University Dr. Parkland This new all-inclusive Travel Camp is for teens going into 8th grade and above Travel experiences include indoor surfing Marlins games Busch Gardens snorkeling Islands of Adventure Xtreme Go Carting and much more Choose from two 4-week sessions or a full 8-week program. Mon.-Fri. from noon to 5 30 p.m. Teens can arrive as early as 9 a.m. For full program information and pricing call 954.346.7878 or visit Rock Boot Camp is for aspiring arena rockers of all ages Participants in each one-week camp will be put in a band learn three classic rock songs attend master classes from well-versed instructors and write an original song. That Friday evening they will perform at a real rock venue Rock Boot Camp is a fun way for your rocker or rockette to take their playing to the next level For ages 8 through 17 at all skill levels. Students should have their own instrument. One-week sessions run from 6 9-8 8. Camps are Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. 3 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. Call 954.757.7625 or visit coralsprings.schoolofrock. com for more information. Temple Beth Torah Parkland Kids and Teen Camp The City of Parkland will begin accepting registration for Parkland Kids and Teen Camp beginning March 3 for residents and March 17 for non-residents by mail only. Parkland Kid Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 to 11 will be held at Park Trails Elementary School from 8 30 a.m. 4 p.m. with extended hours available. Parkland Teen Camp is a Travel Camp for children ages 11 to 14 taking place at Westglades Middle School from 9 a.m. 3 30 p.m. with extended hours available. For details contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty or visit Make this summer one to remember Temple Beth Torah in Tamarac offers Camp Mah Tov a fun-filled day camp. From infants ages 6 weeks old to 3rd graders we have 4-week and 8-week sessions or you may register by the week. Infants enjoy day camp in Temple Beth Torah s new facility in Tamarac While the travel camp includes trips to local attractions the pool and fun activities daily. . For more info visit www. or call 954.722.9537. The Goddard School Summer Camp 7827 N. University Dr. Parkland Parkland YMCA Summer Specialty Camps 10559 Trails End Parkland Take on Summer at the Parkland YMCA with 10 weeks of adventure nature field trips sports arts & crafts and specialty camps like Science DIVA Glee and Super Explorer. Make new friends while having lots of fun. Parents our trained camp counselors and lifeguards are certified in CPR First Aid and AED safety and are Most summer programs for children offer plenty of play but how many prepare your child for school readiness while creating joyful lasting summer memories The Goddard School blends fun adventure and learning for your child s best summer yet. The Goddard School s summer program is based upon learning through play to help build your child s emotional social cognitive and physical skills. The Summer Program also includes arts and crafts computers cooking music and science. Open to children 6 weeks 6 years of age Mon.-Fri. with flexible schedules. Call 954.345.5001 or visit for more information. 82 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 83 Barbering at its best Gentlemen hair cuts Kids hair cuts Skin Fades Blow Outs Military cuts Designs Beard Trim Hot Towel Shave. Professional barbers Exceptional service Great hair products. Under new ownership Bring this Ad for a 2 DISCOUNT 10% OFF from any on any of our professional services & hair products 6230 Coral Ridge Drive Suite 107 Coral Springs FL 33076 Facebook Prime Time Barber Club LLC Instragram primetimebarberclub Open 7 days a week. 954-796-8226 Heron Bay-Watewayshoppes 84 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 For World Class Service Call World Title. We Make Smoother Closings Affordable. World Title Company is dedicated to leading our industry... in Customer Satisfaction by providing consistent high-quality service in Innovation by developing and marketing new systems products and services and in Profitability by demanding efficiency. Bilingual Staff Title Exams & Insurance Complete Escrow Services Affordable Closing Costs Residential & Commercial Purchases & Refinancing Short Sale Negotiations and Closings One Call Puts You On Top We are available 24 hours 7 days a week 2761 Executive Park Drive Weston Florida 33331 Broward 954.888.4646 Miami-Dade 305.443.3554 Palm Beach 561.733.6761 Nationwide 800.581.5297 Cell 954.275.0356 Fax 954.888.4647 Jonathan Kline President & Owner of World Title Company PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Jonathan.Kline WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 85 april community ........................................................ Coral Springs High School Car Show Coral Springs High School Student Government will be hosting its second annual Car Show in the school parking lot. All cars can be showcased for free however there will be a 5 fee to enter your car in a best in show competition. A popular vote will decide the winner of a grand prize at the end of the show. For more information contact Tyler Horn at 954.218.9572. April 4 April 5 April 5 ..................... .............................. Fifth annual Teen Cook Off Silent Peace Walk High school students (9-12) who live in Coral Springs or attend a school in the area are invited to a cooking competition -- with a twist. The ingredients used in the event will remain a secret until the competition begins. The cook off takes place on April 5 at Whole Foods Market at 810 N. University Dr. Coral Springs. Join us for a 20-minute walk in silence while holding thoughts of peace. After the walk there will be coffee and conversation. The Silent Peace Walk is an initiative of the Coral Springs Multicultural Advisory Committee and One Planet United. It takes place on the first Saturday of every month at 7 a.m. at the International Peace Garden in Coral Springs (access through NW 29th Street.) For more information visit April 5 ............................ Bring your friends and family to this free event on April 5 at Pines Trail Park from 8 a.m. 10 a.m. Awards for the three biggest fish caught as well as for the biggest and smallest fish will be handed out at the derby. For more information call 954.757.4113. Fishing Derby Worldfest 2014 April 6 .............................. Experience the diverse cultures that make up the community of Coral Springs at WorldFest 2014 on April 6 at the Sportsplex. The event will be held from 11 a.m. 7 p.m. and will feature ethnic foods live entertainment arts and crafts and fun activities for children. The members of the Multi-Cultural Committee will conduct a cooking demonstration where you can sample delicious and unusual food items. Free admission. For more information call 954.344.1063. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 86 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Eagle Regiment Golf Tournament April 12 ...................... April 12 ............... Join the Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment Marching Band on Saturday April 12 at the Coral Springs Country Club. All proceeds from this event benefit the Stoneman Douglas Marching Band going toward new uniforms travel expenses and for the replacement of band equipment. Cost is 125 per player. For more information contact Ana Longueil at 954.263.4037. Monthly Concert Series Caribbean Chillers Jimmy Buffet Tribute This month Pine Trails Park Amphitheater will host the Caribbean Chillers a Jimmy Buffet Tribute band. Catch their laid back tunes from 7 p.m. 8 30 p.m. and dig into some of South Florida s best food trucks. For more information call 954.757.4105. The City of Parkland s Annual Egg Hunt presented by Northwest Medical Center Goddard School Marrecau & Rodriguez Orthodontics and North Broward Preparatory School will be held on Saturday April 19 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at Terramar Park. This fantastic free event will feature 12 000 eggs bounce houses entertainment and food trucks. For more information call 954.757.4105. ........................ Annual Egg Hunt April 19 Angel of Music - A Salute to Andrew Lloyd Webber The Rrazz Room Cabaret Series at the Coral Springs Museum of Art will be celebrating the life of Andrew Lloyd Webber on the night Franc D Ambrosio and Glory Crampton (right) will perform selections from Webber favorites such as The Phantom of the Opera Jesus Christ Superstar Evita Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and many more. Tickets are 35. Two drink minimum per person. For more information call 954.344.5990. April 25 ........................................ April 26 ...................... Healthy Kids Day Join the YMCA and Mayor Michael Udine as the whistle is blown on childhood obesity. Healthy Kids Day is a free community event with games face painting arts and crafts fitness classes for kids and registration for summer camp and youth sports programs to help keep your kids active and healthy. The event is held April 26 from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Parkland YMCA 10559 Trails End Parkland. For more information call 954.384.9622 or visit PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 87 lifetimes pets By Ivette Figueroa April 11th is a special day to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight these animals face waiting for their forever home. Make a difference in one of their lives adopt today Our Charlie is a rare charcoal 11-month-old tabby female. She has a unique smoky charcoal color with white on her chest feet and nose as well as golden and lime green eyes that are striking against her dark coat Charlie enjoys the company of other kitties and also plays by herself and is amusing to watch. She is spayed microchipped vaccinated and on monthly flea tick prevention. To adopt call 754.366.3669 or email kate Winner Katelyn Pearson is the proud owner of this Florida Boy Baxter. Baxter was born in Coconut Creek and raised in Parkland. He loves soaking up the sun playing in the park with his (human) sister and cuddling as much as possible. His many skills include playing fetch barking at larger dogs (from a safe distance) and catching any crumbs that might fall from the dinner table. Baxter 88 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM February Hope is a lovely tortoiseshell female. She is a 2-year-old stray who was found injured on the streets of Miami. She has recovered from her injury and is ready to find her forever home. Hope will let you pet her and rub under her chin which she loves. She makes noises at you to let you know that she likes the attention. To adopt call Animal Aid at 754.223.5378 or visit cat_application. Now it s your turn to submit a picture of your pet for a chance to WIN Be sure to Like Life Publications on Facebook and submit a photo of your furry friend every month on our page for a chance to have them featured in our magazine Kumo is an adorable 8-yearold white female. She is a total lap cat and loves baths She also loves toys dogs laser pointers and lots of love. She is fully declawed and would make a great first cat for families with children. She knows her name (very well I might add) and when called from even across the room she will come over and jump up next to you. She purrs loudly and self pets by rubbing her face all over your lap. To adopt call Animal Aid at 754.223.5378 or visit cat_application. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 VETERINARY PARKLAND HOSPITAL GRAND OPENING SPECIALS 1 Day FREE FREE 10% Dental OFF Luxury w 2 or more Days Exam Boarding Grooming Visit our brand new state-of-the-art facility A great relationship with your veterinarian is the key to a long happy and healthy life for your pet. Trust us to provide your pet with the best possible care. 954-757-1729 7675 N. State Road 7 Parkland FL 33073 ParklandVetHospital Mention this ad. New clients only. May not be combined with other offers. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 89 beautynews David J. Levens MD PA FACS What s Popular in Cosmetic Procedures T David J. Levens MD PA FACS in practice in Coral Springs for 24 years is a graduate of MIT and Columbia University-College of Physicians and Surgeons. Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery he has been named a Top Doctor in Castle Connolly s national ratings for 2011 2012 and 2013. 954.752.1020. www. he American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) the world s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body compiles statistics each year from its members to measure trends in plastic surgery. The statistics are released in late February and interesting tidbits are always gleaned. One trend for 2013 falls below the belt. There has been an increase in popularity of both buttock augmentation ( lift ) procedures and labiaplasty surgery. Overall there was a 6.5% increase in aesthetic surgical procedures from 2012 to 2013 but for labiaplasty the increase was 44% and for buttock augmentation it was 58% While these two procedures certainly do not make up the majority of the average plastic surgery practice the trend is notable. The total numbers of these procedures remains far less than the most common procedures such as breast augmentation liposuction and eyelid surgery. One trend for 2013 falls below the belt. The number of plastic surgeons performing labiaplasty increased from 21% to 29% last year alone. While core training in plastic and reconstructive surgery involves the entire body including the genitourinary region most common vaginal procedures including labiaplasty and various other vaginal rejuvenation procedures are commonly performed within the specialties of gynecology and urogynecology. Interested patients should do their homework to find a qualified physician for help just as with any medical condition. The number of physicians performing buttock enhancement a.k.a. Brazilian Butt Lift has increased from 19% to 30% last year. The procedure most commonly involves carefully reshaping the lower back hip thigh and buttock regions through liposuction ( liposculpting ) and transfer of a portion of the removed fat to select areas to enhance the roundness shape and size of the buttocks. While this is a surgical procedure with standard risks and consequences typically no actual lifting is involved. The effect of reshaping the buttocks through fat repositioning creates the illusion of a lift without any actual cutting or lifting as with face or breast lifting surgeries. According to Miami ASAPS member Constantino Mendieta MD who specializes in buttock augmentation ... .the increasing trend can definitely be attributed to more women wanting to emulate the look of Kim Kardashian s and Jennifer Lopez s shapely buttocks based on what [I] hear in [my] offices on a near-daily basis... Stay tuned for more information from the latest ASAPS statistics as the full report which will not be available until March 2014 (after press time). 90 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 permanent makeup eyeliner lip liner eyebrows Clients that decide permanent makeup is the right choice for them start off with a consultation with our Permanet Makeup Expert. They choose their color and work with their expert to create their custom design. Healing time is minimal and results are instant. JoAnn Fass has been teaching and administering Permanent Makeup for over 17 years. Call or visit to book your consultation today 7635 N State Rd 7 - Parkland 954.345.1409 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 91 askthedoctor By Dr. Jennifer Lagrotte DMFT LMHC LMFT Understanding Your Teen Dear Dr. Jen I am so at a loss and I am not sure if I am even sane anymore and really could use some help I am raising two teenagers and have no clue what I am doing. I was always close with them when they are young now I just get slammed doors and hand gestures. Grounding can only go so far and I want to be a good parent and ind a way to get through to them. Yours truly Am I Going Insane Dr. Jennifer Lagrotte DMFT LMHC LMFT has been in practice since 2004 and is a pioneer in online therapy solutions. Her office is located in Coral Springs where she specializes in families couples and parental issues. Visit her at www. facetofacetherapy. com. U nderstanding teenagers is not easy however it is not something that is impossible. With the right tips and patience and remembering the fact that you too were once a teenager once upon a time you will find it much easier understanding your teenager. of being on the giving end for once. Most teenagers love showing off their knowledge and love sharing what they know. door policy pOpenkeep an open door policy with Learn to your teenager. While many adults think that teenagers don t have that much experience to contribute to important decisions this is not true. By discussing problems with them you open an important door to understand what goes on in their hearts and minds. the door pDon t slamthem without reasons. Stop condemning Don t slam the door and condemn everything your teenager does and says as if they don t think like adults. What seems obvious to them may elude you. So instead of losing your cool find out what their thoughts were behind their actions. You will be surprised with their answers and logic. for clarifications pAsk pretend you know everything and Never always be ready to ask for clarifications where required. Ask your teenager about something they are more knowledgeable about than you you make them proud Set pandguidelines consequences Teenagers tend to push till you go out of your mind this is a part of growing up and it is the way you handle these situations that determines how well you handle your teenagers. Set clear guidelines on what is acceptable and what isn t. Explain the consequences for different actions and then give them the key to their own lock. As long as they know their rules and consequences and if they choose to mess things up by behaving like inappropriately then they will have to learn from their mistakes. Though this may seem scary it is important you let teenagers learn from their mistakes. In a nutshell you have to listen and have an open mind to understand teenagers. Let them make their own mistakes and make them pay for their trespasses. Once you respect them and get respect in return you pass a major hurdle in understanding teenagers. 92 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 954.540.1161 Pool Service Receive 3rd Month (new customers only must present ad) Weekly pool service Up to 20% Discount on your current monthly payment. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 93 lifescenes Parkland Little League 2014 Opening Day Ceremonies On March 1 Parkland Little League held its traditional Opening Day Ceremonies at Terramar Park. Parkland Little League is proud to announce that they are the 10 Year Old All Star District Champions Select 9 Year Old District Champions and the Select 10 Year Old District Champions for 2013 Hundreds of players several city officials and special guest Billy the Marlin were in attendance marking the beginning of the Parkland Little League 2014 season. Astros T-Ball - 5 & 6 Year Olds Billy the Marlin Vice Mayor Christine Hunschofsky Mayor Michael Udine Parkland Little League President Jeanne Perretty City Manager Caryn Gardner-Young Commissioners Mark Weissman and David Rosenof Parkland U12 Girls Softball Team Rays T-Ball - 5 & 6 Year Olds r Olds Krista Loiseau 8th grade student at Westglades Middle School sings the National Anthem Alex Illes receives the first pitch Alex made a miraculous recovery after being seriously injured in a car accident in 2013. Mets Major Division - 11 & 12 Year Olds 94 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Jewelry with an Edge Our Jewelry is a story waiting to be told... Jewelry Fine Gifts Registry formerly of Hertz Jewelers Mindy Zwerin-Managing Partner 812 East Atlantic Avenue Delray Beach FL 33483 561.270.3544 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 95 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Advertorial thebookoflife By Alan Reinfeld & Michael Cabrera The Five W s of Trusts Alan J. Reinfeld Esq. Reinfeld & Cabrera P.A. 10235 W. Sample Rd. Suite 207 Coral Springs 1.855.LAWS.123 (What Who Why Where and When) ince my last article people have been calling my office and inquiring on what a trust is and its potential benefits. As a result I have decided to focus this month s article on answering what I like to call the 5 W s of a trust. 1) What a trust is a legal document that transfers property during or after a person s lifetime for the benefit of someone. The two most common types of trusts are A Revocable and an Irrevocable Trust. A revocable trust can be changed or altered at any time by the creator or creators of the trust during his or her lifetime. In most circumstances an irrevocable trust cannot be altered or changed. S 2) Who a trust can be made out for the benefit of any person that you may want including young children your spouse a friend or your parents. 3) Why a trust can automatically transfer property without the use of a will or the need to go to court. Additionally the use of a trust is usually faster than that of a normal will in transferring property and title as well as it helps avoid the lengthy process of probate in courts. A trust also has the following benefits it secures your property for the benefit of your beneficiaries it protects the property from claims from creditors while in the trust and it also ensures your privacy (as a trust does not become a public record like a will does). Some trusts may even better your tax status if you fall above the taxable exemption. 4) Where a trust can dispose of property anywhere so long as the local law of where the property is located is followed and the property is properly titled in the name of the trust. 5) When a trust can be created today with the help of our attorneys. A trust is a very important document for the preservation of your property in the event of death or incapacitation. There are many factors to consider in creating a trust document and only a licensed attorney can walk you through the fine details of both the creation and the proper funding of a trust. The attorneys at Reinfeld & Cabrera P.A. have experience in creating trusts and can formulate a trust to meet all your needs. Call us now to schedule a free consultation and to discuss our special rates. 96 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 Advertorial thebookoflife By Michael C. Shutowick Wise Decisions with Retirement in Mind ome retirees succeed at realizing the life they want others don t. Fate aside it isn t merely a matter of stock market performance or investment selection that makes the difference. There are certain dos and don ts some less apparent than others that tend to encourage retirement happiness and comfort. Retire financially literate. Some retirees don t know how much they don t know. They end their careers with inadequate financial knowledge and yet feel that they can plan retirement on their own. They mistake retirement income planning for the whole of retirement planning and gloss over longevity risk risks to their estate and potential health care expenses. The more you know the more your retirement readiness improves. Retire knowing that you ll have to assume some risk. Growth investing is increasingly seen as a necessity for retirees Certain financial & lifestyle choices may lead you toward a better future Parkland resident Michael C. Shutowick is a Certified Financial PlannerTM professional and co-founder of Shutowick Wealth Management a firm specializing in investment and retirement planning. Shutowick Wealth Management is an independent firm with securities offered through Summit Brokerage Services Inc. Member FINRA SIPC. Michael can be reached at 954.327.1400 or via email at mshutowick S who want to keep ahead of inflation. According to data and research compiled by the Social Security Administration the average 65-yearold man will live to be 84 and the average 65-yearold woman will live to be 86. So that s a 20-year retirement. The SSA also notes that roughly a quarter of today s 65-year-olds will live past 90 and about 10% of them will live beyond age 95. If these seniors rely on fixed-income investments for the balance of their lives they may end up with reduced retirement income potential and in turn a reduced standard of living. Look at the Rule of 72 if an investment is yielding 2% it will take about 36 years to double your money. Yes interest rates are rising but inflation should rise with them. A generation ago mature Americans were urged to gradually shift their portfolio assets out of stocks and into fixed-income investments. One old rule of thumb was to subtract your age from 100 with the resulting number being the percentage of your portfolio you should assign to equities. Today retirees and retirement planners are reconsidering this thinking. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently one study of retirement money and longevity risk concluded that retirement funds may last longer if a retiree gradually increases the stock allocation within a portfolio about 1% per year from an initial range of between 20-50% to between 40-80%. The concept here is that a retiree s stock allocation should be lowest when their retirement nest egg is largest. Retire in a community where you feel at home. It could be where you live now it could be a place hundreds or thousands of miles away where the scenery and people are uplifting. It could be the place where your children live. If you find yourself lonely in retirement then find your tribe look for ways to connect with people who share your experiences interests and passions and who encourage you and welcome you. This social interaction is one of the great intangible retirement benefits. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 97 98 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 99 100 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2014