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PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 7 contents April 2016 Volume16 Issue 4 On the cover and this page Amanda Perna designer of The House of Perna Photo by Eduardo Schneider FEATURES THE POWERHOUSE OF PERNA Coral Springs native becomes a force in the fashion world 28 LIFE 36 KIDSDvorkin Hometown Carly hurdler DEPARTMENTS 14 A VIEW FROM THE TOP News from Coral Springs and Parkland MESSAGE FROM THE SHERIFF 911 What s your emergency DATEBOOK Events for everyone in your family 20 AROUND TOWN Community highlights CITY LIFE e Alzheimer s Family Center honors six Hometown Heroes MOMMY MOMENTS RSVP e dreaded fourletter word MOVE WITH MAX Climbing into tness PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 42 24 DINING Your Pie No more ghting over pizza toppings SPORTS FAMILY Winning Spirit e Weiss family BEAUTY NEWS e lowdown on lasers 46 16 34 50 18 38 8 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Lose 20-45 Pounds in 40 Days The MOST Powerful Technology for a BETTER Life No shots No hormones No surgery No exercise No hunger No crazy diet Doctor supervised 5300 W Hillsboro Blvd Ste 204 Coconut Creek PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 855.954.THIN WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 9 parkland coral springs life PUBLISHER Michelle Simon EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Angela Caraway-Carlton ASSOCIATE EDITOR Elyssa Schwartz COPY EDITOR Sherri Balefsky EDITORIAL INTERN Steven Mayer CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea ART DIRECTOR Alisha Riddle ART DIRECTOR Evelyn Robles GRAPHIC DESIGNER Thaddeus Jordan CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Coral Springs Mayor Skip Campbell Tonya Evans Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel David Levens Max Pankow Michelle Solomon Parkland Mayor Michael Udine MARKETING DIRECTOR Jennifer Barb MARKETING COORDINATOR Estefania Marin PHOTOGRAPHERS Alcazark Photography The Book LLC Lotta Cooper Eduardo Schneider Alexa Vitug ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS Lori Castle (LCastle Shari Glatter (SGlatter Debby Gold (DGold Suzette Gordon (SGordon Jill Horowitz (JHorowitz Bonnie Judson (BJudson Bob Klein (RKlein Anna Rosenthal (ARosenthal CHAIRMAN Gary Press Parkland Coral Springs Life Magazine 3511 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 954.377.9470 Fax 954.617.9110 Email editorial Website PROUD MEMBER OF Parkland Coral Springs Life magazine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lifestyle Media and is published monthly and direct-mailed into EVERY home in Parkland and Heron Bay plus in Coral Springs 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 and over 33 of the most affluent communities in Coral Springs. 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 is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or part without the express written consent of the publisher. Parkland Coral Springs Life 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 2016 Catch the Wave of Tones and Textures COMPLETE DESIGN AND REMODELING SERVICES VISIT OUR DESIGN SHOWROOM KITCHENS BATHS DECORATIVE HARDWARE PLUMBING FIXTURES TILE LIGHTING HOME ACCESSORIES 616 W OAKLAND PARK BLVD FT LAUDERDALE FL 33311 954.564.1611 Licensed and Insured Residential General Contractor License number 85CGC1225CX PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 11 12 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 13 a view from the top Coral Springs News W CORAL SPRINGS MAYOR SKIP CAMPBELL e have some wonderful events planned this month for your entire family to enjoy. Experience the diverse cultures that make up our community at our annual WorldFest on April 3 at the Sportsplex. e event will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature ethnic foods live entertainment arts and crafts games and amusements for children. For more information call 954.344.1063. Also on April 3 the Senior Advisory Committee presents Maestro Clark McAlister who will be conducting the Singing Strings of the Lyric Chamber Orchestra at Coral Springs Charter School. e concert will begin at 3 p.m. and will feature music from Vivaldi Dvorak Brahms and Lehar. ere will be limited tickets available at the door. Our high school students won t want to miss our next Teen Political Forum on April 11 at the Center for the Arts. I ll be there along with the City Commission and other elected o cials to answer your questions. Meet me there at 6 30 p.m. to see which school takes the trophy for the highest attendance. Your kids will also have a wild time at EarthFest on April 16 which will once again be held at the Sawgrass Nature Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. e event will feature lots of informative sessions the entire family will enjoy. ere will also be wildlife exhibits guided tours plant giveaways for Coral Springs residents children s activities and refreshments. Join us for our annual tea party featuring entertainment and international teas on Saturday April 16 at 2 p.m. at the Coral Springs Marriott. Admission is 25 per person and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will not be available at the door. For more information call 954.344.1063. e city embraces people of di erent faiths and the National Day of Prayer 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. e event is scheduled for May 5 at 7 p.m. at Coral Springs Charter School. ere is no cost to attend. I hope to see all of you there. If you would like to meet with me to discuss any city issues feel free to visit with me during my o ce hours on the second Tuesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the City Commission O ce in City Hall. To make an appointment please call 954.344.5911. Don t forget to like the city at cityofcoralsprings and follow us on Instagram and Twitter coralsprings . Parkland News s always things are really going well in Parkland. In recent news our city was ranked No. 13 in the nation in terms of safety for a city our size. Great job everyone ere are many amazing things happening within our schools. Each one is excelling on so many levels. All public schools in Parkland are A rated this year. On an athletic level sports teams at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are doing wonderful things on the eld and courts. In addition the Douglas drama department did a fantastic performance of Shrek the Musical that was enjoyed by many in the community. I also had the opportunity to stop by the campus and watch some of our great debaters on the Douglas debate team. And nally DECA made its way to the state competition again with great success. ere are so many things throughout the schools and the city in which students (and parents) can participate and I encourage everyone to try and get involved with something. is is the time of year when we begin our A PARKLAND MAYOR MICHAEL UDINE strategic planning sessions to set budget and policy priorities. We appreciate all the public input and ideas we gather throughout the year. We use the city survey responses and the public s feedback to create new plans and ideas. ank you to everyone who responded to our survey requests they truly help us as we guide the city forward. We try to make the di cult decisions as well as balance the wants and needs of city residents to formulate budgets and policy initiatives for the future of Parkland. While we are enthused that a large percentage of our residents are extremely satis ed with the city s services we are constantly looking to surpass expectations in all areas. ank you to the City Commission city sta and all the volunteers who help make the strategic planning process a success. I value your questions or comments. Reach out and friend me on Facebook or follow me on Twitter michaeludine. And if you have any questions or concerns please email me at mudine PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 14 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 15 message from the sheriff By Sheri Scott Israel 911 what s your emergency Sheri 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 sheri of Broward County. He can be reached at ask_the_ sheri sheri .org. hese are words you never want to hear but for our E-911 call takers they are all too familiar. BSO s call takers and dispatchers are the rst of the rst responders responsible not only for receiving incoming emergency calls but also for assessing the importance of an emergency and dispatching the appropriate resources and personnel to an incident. In 2015 we handled 2.5 million calls from our community through our three regional E-911 centers that is almost 7 000 calls that we receive every day. During each call the men and women behind the calm voices on the other end of the phone line are tasked with getting as much pertinent information from the caller as possible while directing emergency services to a scene that could be dangerous for everyone involved. e call taker must quickly try to gure out the who what when where and why of a situation. ey know that the more information our law enforcement re ghters and emergency personnel have when they arrive on the scene the quicker they can assess a situation and take appropriate action. All medical calls are dictated by speci c National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatch protocols. Every one of our almost 500 call takers is also specially trained to relay these important medical instructions during the critical time when emergency services are on their way. is training is necessary to talk callers through any conceivable T emergency including those requiring CPR helping the caller recognize the strength and severity of a stroke or seizure and sometimes even relaying labor and delivery instructions for births. Our call takers know that seconds can make the di erence between life and death. When I became sheri I mandated that our operators receive a specialized Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) course which was developed to provide a more e ective and safer approach to mental health crises. is training gives our operators the tools they need to determine if a call involves a mental health concern and the steps they can take to help defuse the situation. e operator can also determine if one of our many CIT-trained deputies needs to be dispatched to help assist in a more careful understanding manner. Our mission at BSO is to provide the best possible communications services not only to the deputies re ghters and paramedics we serve but also to the residents and visitors who may need us at any hour. Too often the e orts of emergency call takers and dispatchers are taken for granted but in many instances they are the unseen heroes of our agency. In April we honor public safety telecommunicators and I wanted to highlight these professional and dedicated men and women. ey work tirelessly as the critical link between our community and emergency services. 16 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 17 LOCATIONS CORAL SPRINGS ARTWALK 9405 NW 31st Court Coral Springs 954.344.1000 CORAL SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER AT SARTORY HALL 10150 NW 29th Street Coral Springs 954.345.2209 EQUESTRIAN CENTER AT TEMPLE PARK 8350 Ranch Road Parkland 954.753.5040 PARKLAND LIBRARY 6620 University Drive Parkland 954.757.4200 library PINE TRAILS PARK 10555 Trails End Parkland 954.757.4105 RUNNER S DEPOT 5679 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs 954.575.2090 ADULTS KIDS CORAL SPRINGS PARKLAND RUN CLUB What Looking for a challenge Or maybe you re in need of a little extra push. Either way the Coral Springs Parkland Run Club will help to put a little pep in your step. All levels are welcome to participate in 2- 3- or 4-mile courses. When Thursdays at 6 30 p.m. Where Runner s Depot Cost Free ART CLASS What Join art instructor Barbara Freiberg to create paper silhouettes and discuss the life and art of Kara Walker an African-American artist who rose to fame for her use of large paper silhouettes to explore social issues surrounding gender race and black history. To register visit library or call 954.757.4207. When April 11 10 30 a.m. to noon Where Parkland Library Cost Free YOGA IN THE PARK What Find your center with Pamela Leal and her ever-growing community of yogis. Never tried yoga before No problem. This all-levels class is open for novices and gurus alike. When Saturdays at 9 a.m. Where Pine Trails Park Amphitheater Cost 10 per class COMIC BOOKS 101 What Find out what makes comics culture tick. John Miller of Docking Bay 94 Comics & Games will talk about what s happening locally and in the comic book universe. Register online at library or call 954.757.4207. When April 27 6 15 to 7 15 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free BRICKS AND BOOKS What Allow your child to bring his or her imagination and Lego skills to the library This month s Bricks and Books meeting will introduce a new building challenge. Children ages 7 and up can work individually or with a buddy. Register online at library or call 954.757.4207. When April 14 4 to 4 45 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free Parkland Library card required to register READING BUDDIES What Hosted by the Parkland Juniorettes Reading Buddies is an effective method of building confidence in young readers. The Parkland Juniorettes is a group of high school girls dedicated to making a difference. When younger students read with older students literacy skills are picked up in a fun and engaging way. For grades K-5. When Mondays 3 30 to 4 30 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free Smart Start Tutoring What This free program provides tutoring services in math science language and more. The program focuses on providing a nonjudgmental arena for students to improve their knowledge and is open to elementary middle and high school students. To register visit When Every other Saturday noon to 3 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free 18 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND FARMERS MARKET What Come out for the freshest ingredients that local vendors have to offer. The market is dog-friendly so feel free to bring ALL of your family members. Be sure to pick up your free shopping bag at the Mercantil Commercebank booth and sign up for the hourly cash raffle. For more information call 954.757.4105. When April 3 & 17 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where Equestrian Center at Temple Park Cost Free CORAL SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET What Featuring more than 40 vendors selling fresh and organic produce herbs flowers breads baked goods and a variety of gourmet foods the farmers marker is a perfect way to celebrate spring For more information visit When April 10 & 24 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where The ArtWalk Cost Free WRITER S CAFE What Whether you re looking to be published or just want to share your memories with family join this support group of authors for advice. When Fridays at 10 a.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free SENIORS STITCHING FOR CHARITY What Make items to benefit different organizations such as clothing for mothers and infants in need or helmet liners for soldiers overseas. Bring your own supplies for either knitting or crochet. This stitching club is open to both residents and nonresidents. For more information call 954.345.2209. When Thursdays at 11 a.m. Where Senior Center at Sartory Hall Cost Free GENTLE YOGA What This basic yoga class promotes the health of the body mind and soul and is designed to bring you relief and harmony. When Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 15 p.m. Where Senior Center at Sartory Hall Cost Free for senior residents of Coral Springs 55 and older FUNCTIONAL FITNESS What This class is aimed to help improve balance strength and allaround fitness. When Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 to 3 p.m. Where Senior Center at Sartory Hall Cost Free WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 19 around town SIP & READ co ee bar & used book fair On April 9 head over to the Parkland Library [6620 University Drive] from 11 30 am to 1 p.m. for the Coffee Bar and Used Book Fair event sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the Library. Browse through donated children s books novels DVDs and audiobooks. All sales help fund additional library programs. For more information call 954.757.4200. 20 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 around town NETWORK new opportunities for DECA students In January the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce introduced a new way for high school students to further their education in the business world by inviting the president and vice president of each school s DECA program to attend the Coral Springs trustee program. Two students from each DECA program are also invited to the Coral Springs Chamber Business Academy which features different topics relevant to the needs of everyday businesses. The students have the opportunity to network and gain knowledge on various business topics with local business owners and leaders. For more information visit PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 21 around town around town NETWORK SPECIAL TEA community tea party On April 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. the Coral Springs Multicultural Committee will host its 10thannual Communitea tea party. The event will take place at the Coral Springs Marriott [11775 Heron Bay Boulevard] and will feature live entertainment. Bring your own teacup and share your teacup story for a In January the Coral Springs Chamber of Commerce chance to a new way for party introducedwin a prize. Thehigh school students to further their will also include business world education in the tea trivia and by inviting the president and an array of international teas. vice president of each school s DECA program to attend Don t forget to wear ethnic attire to add to the multicultural flair the Coral Springs trustee program. Two students from Admission is 25 per person invited to the Coral Springs each DECA program are also and must be purchased in advance. For more Business Academy which features different topics Chamber information call 954.344.1063. new opportunities for DECA students relevant to the needs of everyday businesses. The students have the opportunity to network and gain knowledge on various business topics with local business owners and PLAY IT LOUD leaders. For more information visit eats & beats On April 30 spend your evening at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater [10561 Trails End] for a night of foodie fun and performances by local musicians including one-man blues band Ben Prestage and R&B group Valerie Tyson Band. Bring your lawn chairs blankets and dancing shoes for an unforgettable time This free event takes place from 5 30 to 9 30 p.m. For more information visit eb or call 954.757.4105. GO GREEN earthfest Celebrate Earth Month on April 16 at the Sawgrass Nature Center & Wildlife Hospital [3000 Sportsplex Drive]. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EarthFest will feature wildlife exhibits guided tours and plant giveaways for Coral Springs residents. Refreshments will be available. 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Solomon or almost three decades the Alzheimer s Family Center in Coral Springs which relocated from Margate in December has been dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families a ected by Alzheimer s and other memory disorders. On Friday May 13 the center will host its 20th-annual Black Tie Dinner and Auction Gala to raise money for the organization as well as to honor six Hometown Heroes. We chose this lofty group for myriad reasons but the barometer connecting them and exalting them to deserving this honor is that they are six ordinary people who have cared enough to accomplish the extraordinary for a community we all love and share says Mindi Rudan 2016 gala chairperson. e evening will feature ne wines four hours of open bar and a cocktail reception followed by a ve-course seated meal prepared by the chefs at the Parkland Golf & Country Club. A live auction will include chances for trips around the world a silent auction and a Chinese auction will take place as well. While this 20th-anniversary gala will be a whirlwind of F party for a cause fun the cause we are raising money for is sobering worthy and desperately seeking hope says Rudan. I think it is heartwarming to see the outpouring of care and support that we are receiving from the community especially from our new home of Coral Springs says Joyce Karney executive director of the Alzheimer s Family Center. It is essential to the operation and provision of services to our seniors who have depended on us for approximately 30 years. e volunteers are the core of every nonpro t agency and we really appreciate it. The Hometown Heroes Black Tie Gala will take place on Friday May 13 from 7 to 11 30 p.m. at the Parkland Golf & Country Club 10001 Old Club Road. Tickets are 225 per person or 175 before April 10. Early reservations also receive 25 per person worth of special raffle tickets. For more information and reservations call 954.554.9058. 24 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 Hometown Heroes Christine Hunschofsky City Commissioner Coral Springs Many organizations focus on the person that su ers from Alzheimer s disease and other memory disorders. However it is not just the patients who are a ected by these diseases the family members also su er. ey su er from the loss of a partner a parent or close family member that they have known for years or decades. e Alzheimer s Family Center provides much-needed assistance to the family members and caregivers who are also living with the disease. Joy Carter Coral Springs Commissioner I m not a hero by any means. I do care about others and particularly about our seniors (at 57 I am one). It is important to me that the city and the county allocate resources to serve the needs of our aging population as best as they can. e Alzheimer s Family Center does so much to help so many. Awareness becomes pivotal. If sharing my name on a worthy event like this can help achieve this I m all in. If washing oors would help I d be all in Laurie Rizzo President Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation Although someone battling Alzheimer s hasn t personally a ected me I know the signi cance of having a support system when a family member is faced with a life-altering illness. When my son and mother were diagnosed with cancer having a large support system made a huge impact on my family. I am honored to be a Hometown Hero. As a community we must all be there to help one another and lend a hand especially during the di cult times. Together we can beat this one second at a time. Harlene Zweig President In Jacob s Shoes I am so honored to be recognized as a Hometown Hero along with such amazing people who all sel essly give back to our community. Alzheimer s is very personal to me and my family. It is a privilege to be able to help raise money for the Alzheimer s Family Center. Richard Gerber Coral Springs Businessman Being honored by the Alzheimer s Family Center allows me raise money for the condition my mother su ered with. I still feel the pain from 13 years ago when I attempted to tell her that my grandson was born and she was now a great-grandparent and I felt that she could not share my joy. e Alzheimer s Family Center is a much-needed resource for families and individuals to advise and counsel especially at a time when the condition is progressing both the su ering individual and family members have a trusted place to seek refuge. Michael Udine Mayor City of Parkland I don t consider myself a hero in any sense of the word. e heroes are the people that ght this dreadful disease day in and day out. However if my being an active member of the community helps to assist others in contributing I am happy to help and lend my passion and commitment. It s great to see such a ne group provide resources for a disease that is so devastating. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 25 26 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 We can relieve chronic knee pain. MINN SAING Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine PAUL I. MELI Orthopedic Surgeon Knee Shoulder AYISHA LIVINGSTONE Orthopedic Surgeon Hand & Upper Extremity RICHARD ZAVOYSKI Orthopedic Surgeon Hip Knee Replacement M. LEE EBERSBERGER FORMERLY MELI ORTHOPEDIC CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Orthopedic Surgeon Trauma Fracture Care Orthopedic Surgeon Foot Ankle and Lower Extremity MIRYLSA COLON MARK MORAN Orthopedic Surgeon Pediatric and Scoliosis GAYAN POOVENDRAN Sports Medicine PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 27 cover story By Elyssa Schwartz PER N THE POWERHOUSE OF 28 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 Both models wearing Jackie short and Hannah crop top from The House of Perna Studio spring summer 2016 collection NA PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 Photo by Lotta Cooper Photo WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 29 cover story Her collections sell with flying colors in stores across the U.S. (including Amanda Perna may have interned with mega fashion houses Calvin her flagship boutique in Delray Beach) and are popular on websites such Klein and Oscar de la Renta and worked one-on-one with the likes of Tim Gunn while a contestant on Project Runway but the Coral Springs native as Perna even worked with for an exclusive three-piece capsule collection so it s no surprise that she scored a coveted is quickly becoming a powerhouse name of her own. The creator of The trunk show at Neiman Marcus Fort Lauderdale this month where she ll House of Perna fashion line recently upped her designing game wading be showcasing one of her newest additions men s neckties. into new waters by collaborating on a swimsuit collection creating a line of A lot of men liked my prints and would say Hey when are you going men s neckties and even putting her fashionable mark on greeting cards. to do something for us And a lot of significant others wanted to match I think fashion and art evoke an emotion so I try to believe that with their men when they went out Perna says. everything we do we communicate happiness and focus on the sparkly Manufactured in New York City (she s proud to say her entire brand is things in life Perna says. I always try to make things that stand out so made in the U.S.) The House of Perna s ties and bow ties are made from people can see you coming. silk and match her already sought-after prints. The 29-year-old started her It s not like anything out there. It s not the career in 2012 and that same same striped tie that everyone makes. We re year launched The House of pushing guys a little bit Perna says. Men Perna in New York City to are moving toward the bold Robert Graham private clients. The first store stuff so we ll be able to ease them into our to sell the collection was in craziness. Tuscaloosa Alabama (home Perna also recently stepped out of her to her alma mater). Soon after comfort zone and collaborated with Versakini Perna brought her talents back the 8-in-1 bikini by designer Kelsey Duffy to South Florida and opened (a fellow Florida girl) to design a spring her own studio in Delray Beach. summer 2016 line of bathing suits for which Since then The House of Perna Perna created several textile prints depicting has amassed quite a following. feminine funky and tribal styles. The ready-to-wear collection The suits are being made as we speak in offers a structured look that the a factory in Miami Perna says. The best designer says mirrors superpart is that all of the designs are reversible expensive couture label brands and can be mixed and matched. There s with its bold colors silk fabrics one that we figured out can be worn 15 and customized styles for different ways. It s good for us girls who individual clients. And with a go to the beach a lot and don t want to nod to the Sunshine State her spend a million dollars on 80 bathing Studio collection gives off a suits. The Amanda Perna for Versakini tropical casual vibe with pieces collection was featured in March at featuring flamingoes and Perna s Dot brocade necktie International Swim Fashion Week in characteristic tassels. Curacao and will officially launch during Tassels have become a trademark Miami Swim Week this summer. without me intending them to be. I But perhaps the most unexpected announcement from The House just love tassels and pompoms and all those playful things Perna says of Perna is that the brand will go nationwide with Hallmark in August. adding that her Studio collection has bright threaded tassels while her Perna who saw the first draft in February says the greeting card collection ready-to-wear collection features tassels made from leather. will consist of two whimsical birthday cards a wedding card and blank The designer whose upbeat personality radiates throughout her collections develops each print herself through a combination of painting cards for personalized notes. One of my Hallmark cards actually most of them will have glitter drawing computer illustrations and photography. The technique came lining she says. And with a shining future ahead Perna is sure to live up out of necessity. I had the problem of finding prints I really liked Perna says. Now we get to make it more us and we re not at the mercy of to her own philosophy Spread a little glitter wherever you go. anyone else. She also views fashion as something that isn t stationary but has The House of Perna 1220 Tangelo Terrace Bay B21 Delray Beach movement. I focus on the back of clothing while a lot of designers focus 866.437.8291 on the front she says. I like clothes that have a mind of their own. I always try to make things that stand out so people can see you coming. Photo by Alexa Vitug 30 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 From left Tessa jumpsuit Shaina dress Ava wrap top and Whitney pant. All from the spring summer 2016 readyto-wear collection. Photos by Alcazark Photography PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 TAEKWONDO Parkland At Parkland Taekwondo Center we take Martial Arts very seriously focusing on the overall growth of all students. 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Parkland Residents Kelly Scott & family 32 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 33 mommy moments By Tonya Evans EVERNOTE DOES EVERYTHING For those needing a little extra help my favorite app of the moment is Evernote. It s the perfect program for multitasking moms It is a cross-platform app that serves many purposes -- it can be your digital file cabinet note-taking tool daily journal task or project management system and more. Want to save a recipe Evernote can do that. Have a design idea Use Evernote to capture and catalog your inspiration in pictures. Brainstorm share and save your ideas with your PTA or the board of directors in one convenient place. Have a gadget or organization idea that you d like to share Send to tonya.r.evans MOMMY HACKS I ll admit it I have one (or two) junk drawers. But they are organized of course. One is for well junk the junk I don t know what to do with but just can t throw away. e other is for mail that I totally plan to get to respond to or eventually le away. e plan is to tackle this drawer once per week but on some occasions a week can turn into a month. So this past weekend was the big day. I made a cup of tea and sat at the co ee table dividing my pile into categories bills promo pieces and letters correspondences. I leafed through the mail and noticed that my son had a few cards that were addressed by hand and I got a sinking feeling. Handwritten addresses only mean one thing birthday invitations I ripped open the cards frantically looking for the birthday dates. Phew. ey were both a few weeks away. And there it was in bright neon-green marker the dreaded RSVP Now don t get me wrong I understand the importance of an RSVP. I get that the hostess needs to know how much food to prepare. I understand that goody bags and coordinating paper plates and napkins have to be purchased. And I am well aware that the venue needs a head count. But RSVP though an abbreviation has become my dreaded new four-letter word. While not discussed in nice mommy company it strikes fear in the hearts of moms around the world. Why you ask Because there are few of us out there the rare breeds the supermoms and organization is their middle name. ey run their homes like well-oiled machines and their schedules are color-coded. en there are the rest of us... those that operate our homes in a state of organized chaos. And to RSVP weeks in advance means everything has to run smoothly on that day which is sometimes (OK pretty much all the time) out of our control. e soccer games have to end right on time. e little one has to be on his very best behavior even though a temper tantrum before leaving the house is sometimes just the luck of the draw. Somehow some way that Saturday delivery has to come on time. So we delay until the very last possible RSVP date. We email or respond yes little Johnny would just love to come. And then we pray that all the stars align. the new four-letter word RSVP 34 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 realtystandard SHORT SALES - GET THE STRAIGHT FACTS FROM DID YOU KNOW Debbie Barnett otherwise known as the Sorceress of Short Sales and listing specialist with Realty Standard Inc. You can sell your home even if your mortgage is higher than your selling price. Most mortgage companies are paying up to 10 000 if you short sale your home. You do not have to be behind on your mortgage payments to do a short sale. You are throwing away money each month if your house has no equity and you are struggling to make payments. You may not have to pay an Attorney to do a short sale saving you lots of money. Filing Bankruptcy does not solve a foreclosure. 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Carly credits her four trainers all of whom hail from Ireland for her success along with her family s farm Pine Hollow in Parkland. Outside of the ring the freshman at North Broward Preparatory School was recently elected her class homecoming lady and enjoys traveling and spending time W with her family. And for those chasing a dream of competing in the jumper ring Carly urges them to break out of their comfort zones and take risks. Here we sat down with Carly to learn more about what it takes to become an equestrian. How long have you been horseback riding Since I was 3 years old but competitively since the age of 5. I started o competing at the Parkland shows and soon worked my way to WEF. Up until the end of 2013 I competed in the ponies. In 2014 after several circuit and reserve champion titles I began competing in the jumper ring. I got my rst horse Joe Saltim Z in late 2013. What s your favorite thing about being involved in the equestrian community Meeting so many amazing people that share the same common interest that I do. I love spending time with my horses I love the competition aspect I love everything about it and couldn t imagine myself doing anything else. Horses are a part of what makes me and I will forever cherish and love that passion of mine. What are your goals To compete and nish on the podium at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships in the summer of 2017. Another goal of mine for the next few years is to compete on an American Nations Cup team. My goal as an equestrian is to compete on the American or Israeli team in the Olympics. Who do you look up to I have always looked up to my trainer David Blake. He has been Photos by The Book LLC 36 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM I owe it all to my parents and family for supporting me. Without them I would never be able to achieve the things I have. What do you want to be when you grow up I have been working my entire life to become a rider. With my hard work and dedication I hope to one day follow in David s footsteps. As I gain more experience with several di erent horses and improve my technique and skills in the ring I will keep working to become an equestrian. Riding is not a sport to me it s my entire life. What advice would you give to other kids looking to get involved in sports Stay focused on what you want and follow your dreams. is was quoted by Jim Hickey a sports psychologist based in Ireland who works with many prestigious Nations Cup teams and young equestrians guiding them to be successful in and out of the ring. In this sport I ve learned it is best to stay humble. One thing I ve learned from riding many di erent horses is to let things happen and ow. ings don t always work out the way we want them to. Instead of getting upset think of what you need to do or what you can do to change or make a something better. Carly was elected homecoming lady of her freshman class at North Broward Preparatory School my trainer for four years and I couldn t imagine where I d be without him today. He has taught me everything I know about the jumpers and has inspired me to be a better equestrian through his hard Carly on Catch Me Z taking work and dedication to the horses. pointers from her coach David He has always believed in me and Blake at WEF in January continues to set me up on the path to learn and grow as a rider. In these last two years of my transition into the jumper ring I would have never imagined to accomplish and experience the things I have. I owe it mainly to David for always pushing me to do my best. How do you balance sports and academics School is very important to me as are all of my friends. My school is very exible. ey have always worked with me especially if I m out for competitions. I have always been a hardworking and dedicated student. At the same time it is very challenging to balance school and horses. Sometimes it feels like I m living in two di erent worlds. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 37 move with Max By Max Pankow you ll never guess what s climbing into fitness f you ve lived in South Florida most of your life then it s likely that you or someone you know has scaled a rock wall before. Whether you ve climbed in Coral Square Mall (throwback circa 2005) or ascended among the open seas on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship rock climbing has always been an exclusive experience that comes few and far between. Not anymore. Rock climbing enthusiasts are reaching new heights. First treadmill-style rock climbing walls began popping up in local gyms community tness centers and college campuses. But now full-scale indoor rock climbing gyms are exploding into the tness scene. It s time we give hang ten a whole new meaning. If you re looking for a fun and adventurous way to spruce up your workout routine add indoor rock climbing to your list. My rookie skills did not hinder my experience during my rst-ever rock climbing class at Coral Cli s Rock Climbing Gym in Fort Lauderdale. In an introductory class prepare to spend an hour learning rock climbing fundamentals safety skills knot-tying techniques and belaying practices. Once the basics are covered it s time to climb the wall Climbing is both a physical and a mental workout. You ve got to think ahead and plan out your climb. Can you reach that rock Can you hold the grip When you re up there it s just you and the wall. It s time to focus nothing else matters. 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I stopped in for lunch making sure I had an empty stomach so I could pile on the toppings. You can add as many toppings as you d like for no extra cost but I was cautioned not to load up too much or it would weigh down the dough a pizza no-no. Oh that dough It s hand-tossed unlike most other restaurants that put their dough through a press. It s what makes Your Pie so to-die-for not to mention the 800-degree wood-burning oven that bakes the thin crust to perfection. For those who can t decide what toppings to choose there s also a menu which includes e Nat (as in natural) with basil pesto mozzarella feta cheese sun-dried tomatoes spinach and chicken and the BBQ Chicken pizza which is topped with chicken mozzarella cilantro and red onions. In addition to my build-your-own pizza I also tried the Lineage one of the top sellers which comes with marinara sauce mozzarella pepperoni Italian sausage red onions black olives green peppers and mushrooms. De nitely be sure to add mushrooms. Owner Henry Granada showed me an over owing tray of them made fresh throughout the day but he wouldn t tell me the secret ingredients they add to give them their signature woodsy avor. e panini are build-your-own too and are made from the same indulgent dough and selection of pizza toppings. For beer connoisseurs like myself there are a number of craft beer selections with an emphasis on local brews that change frequently. e day I was there they were showcasing Terrapin which is in all of Your Pie s 28 YOUR PIE locations throughout the U.S. It s brewed CORAL SPRINGS in Athens Georgia the hometown of Turtle Crossing Shopping Your Pie franchise founder Drew French. Center 4372 N. State Road 7 I also tasted a blend from Funky Buddha 954.341.0180 pizza your way S of Oakland Park and Diver Down an imperial red ale from Lakeland. You must save room for dessert from the gelato bar. I opted for two scoops cookies and cream and dark chocolate perfectly milky slow to melt and not too rich just the way gelato should taste. You can take your pie to go but the atmosphere is meant to be fun great for a family night out. Plus dining in has you only steps away from the pizza bar. Go ahead order another pie there are enough toppings to go around. Pick from a selection of toppings while pizza-makers create your pie from scratch PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 42 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM TAPAS... PIZZA... PASTA... PERFECT 5920 Coral Ridge Dr. Coral Springs Located in Sawgrass Center - Heron Bay 954.344.1233 CHILDREN S MENU AVAILABLE DELRAY BEACH FORT LAUDERDALE WESTON 16950 Jog Rd. 561.381.0037 4215 N. 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It was the rst time in the 35-year history of the Coral Springs Chargers youth division cheerleading squad that the team had achieved such a win. eir coach [ Joeylee Persten] sent a note to Ellen DeGeneres about the girls winning along with a video and Ellen posted it on her website says Faith s mother Stephanie. spirit WINNING By Michelle F. Solomon e Weiss family loves a challenge but what comes rst is having fun E She is also mother to Hannah 9 whose squad also took rst place in their division. e Weiss family of Coral Springs is a family that plays together too. Father Kevin a former semiprofessional beach volleyball player and a soccer player coaches Faith s soccer team. Meanwhile it s Hannah s rst year as goalie on a team for Coral Springs Youth Soccer. It is fun but it s scary hard says Hannah whose fears dissolve when she hears the crowd cheering. My rst time ever playing goalie I did really well. I jumped on the ball and I said out loud It s mine Although both girls enjoy the competitive side of sports Hannah doesn t worry about the outcome. It s all about having 46 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Above Faith s team received a perfect score at the American Youth Football League Cheerleading competition in 2015. Right Kevin Stephanie Faith and Hannah Weiss. fun so it s OK if I miss a goal she says. Stephanie an occupational therapist by profession says the girls practically grew up in a tness center. I would take them with me when they were just a few months old she says. ey are used to me getting up every morning at 5 15 to workout even before they are awake. When Kevin was actively playing sports he would also take both girls with him. ey would watch me play he says. e schedule can be hectic between cheerleading and soccer practice competitions and games. ey started soccer right after cheerleading season was over says Kevin. But the girls know that school comes rst. ey have to balance the activities with their schoolwork Stephanie says. ey are both on the honor roll and they know that if their schoolwork su ers they ll have to cut back on the sports. I do think the extracurricular activities help them stay on task in school. Kevin believes that since the squad s big win both girls have become more interested in playing other sports. I ve really seen a di erence he says. ere s never a time in the Weiss household that the family isn t doing something active either together or separately. Kevin and Faith have memberships at a local gym together and the whole family rides bikes or goes running regularly. For them they say Coral Springs is a great community for an active family. Faith says that when she begins a sport she has a bit of an edge over other kids Before I even learn from professionals I already know a lot because of what my parents teach me. 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University Drive Suite 350 Coral Springs FL 33065 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE APRIL 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 49 beauty news lasers in plastic surgery making sense of the hype N David J. Levens M.D. P.A. FACS in practice in Coral Springs for 26 years is a graduate of MIT and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Certi ed 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 ot a day goes by without a patient asking Can I have laser I heard it was the best... no pain... no downtime... that s what I want. Laser or light-based treatments have revolutionized many procedures in the medical eld think vision correction (Lasik) and the treatment of internal growths or tumors through a exible tube or endoscope introduced into the body. However the term laser (an acronym for light ampli cation by stimulated emission of radiation) implies high tech which can lead to high expectations and confusion. Laser treatments in cosmetic plastic surgery have become a standard of care for certain indications such as treating abnormal blood vessel growths (port wine stains and hemangiomas). For use on the skin some lasers are intended to work on the surface ( resurfacing ) while others penetrate the skin to reach speci c targets such as hair follicles (permanent hair reduction) blood vessels or pigmented growths. e di erences depend on many technical factors beginning with the type of source inside the machine and the resulting wavelength of the light emitted. In short the skin target is determined by the speci c color or chromophore unique to that target that absorbs a speci c wavelength. 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