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JUNE 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 N.I.C.K. S CAMP SUMMER COCKTAIL GUIDE GIFTS FOR DAD sweet charity LOCAL SISTERS GIVE BACK WITH CUPCAKES WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 1 Kathy Schroeder 954-235-8671 25 Years Marketing RealEstate HELPING BUYERS AND SELLERS Parkland Golf Custom Estate. Stonegate Blvd. Golf views. 5 bds office movie theatre wine room wet bar5.5 baths 4 car garage. 8729 total sq . French travertine marble dark maple hardwood fls. Coffered ceilings many with wood in coffer. Large loggia with summer kitchen & fireplace. Beautiful saltwater pool. Built 2013. Spa restaurants tennis. Social calendar year around. 2 895 000 Cypresshead Magnificent custom estate. 6 BR 6.5 bath 4 car garage courtyard home. 6517 sq under air. Large lot almost 1 acre. Marble floors. Two offices. Huge kitchen with huge island. Tall ceilings. Lots of large floor to ceiling windows. Huge pool & spa with dramatic pergola. Outdoor summer kitchen. 64 acre lake clubhouse fitness center tennis basketball walking paths. 1 650 000 Coconut Creek 1 acre Mediterranean estate. 5 787 adjusted sq. ft. 4 bds office 4.5 bathrooms marble wood floors coffered ceilings. All impact windows& doors. Stunning Chef s kitchen 2 oven banks 4 ovens. Large living family game room. 3 gas fireplaces (2 in river rock). Heated salt water pool spa. Oversized 3 car garage. No Hoa. Across street from North Broward Prep School. 1 199 000 Parkland Golf & Country Club Rental New Condo Developments Beautiful Waterfront 1 story home with 4 bedrooms Office 3 baths 2 car garage. Marble floors rich Brazilian cherry floors in office & master. Kitchen open to family Room. Rent includes yard pool home warranty full social club membership. Restaurants spa tennis . Heron Bay In Our Area. Call Me for Details Oceanfront. Intracoastal. Heart of the City Locations. Priced from the 600s Up. Get in Early. Delivery 2016-2018. Gondolas to Shopping. 5 Star Concierge. Rooftop Pool Spas. Condo Oceanfront Waterfront Restaurants. Wine Rooms. 5 Star Concierge Services. Spas Salons. Some Pets Ok & Rentable with Restrictions. Custom home. 4975 total sq . 5 bds 4 baths. Wide Water & Golf Course Views. PorteCochere Entry. Paver Drive. Resort style Pool & Spa with large paver patio & outdoor summer kitchen overlooking lake and 17th Fairway of Heron Bay Golf Course. 1 199 999 IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING OR SELLING CALL ME FOR A CONSULT. Sales Award Winner - Berkshire Hathaway Direct Marketing Association - International ECHO Award Winner The ECHO is the oldest & most prestigious worldwide direct digital marketing award competition. It honors the world s best marketing campaigns in terms of outstanding strategy creativity and results.. 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DEPARTMENTS A VIEW FROM THE TOP News from Coral Springs and Parkland MESSAGE FROM THE SHERIFF Uniting Broward and building bridges DATEBOOK Family events AROUND TOWN Community highlights THE GOODS Gifts for dad 38 28 32 SIP IN STYLE present Local restaurants 39 recipes for the hottest summer cocktails. MOMMY MOMENTS Camp Mom A summer break blunder NUTRITION Which oil is hot BEAUTY Ask the experts A quick fix and when to nix DINING Ciao Cucina & Bar New Italian restaurant is far from traditional SNAPSHOTS Special moments 12 PROFILE Julia Schiffrin local equestrian community helps shape Parkland s youth SPORTS FAMILY e Rainone boys skating with the pros CORAL SPRINGS HISTORY Preserving the past one item at a time MOVE WITH MAX Ways to stay active and refuel this season 40 14 34 42 36 16 44 18 22 48 6 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 1000s of looks. 100s of colors. 25 brands. 1 stylish you. 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PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 7 parkland coral springs life PUBLISHER Michelle Simon GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski MANAGING EDITOR Elyssa Schwartz ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros COPY EDITOR Sherri Balefsky 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 Pamela Ofstein Max Pankow Becky Randel Katrina Rubin Michelle Solomon Parkland Mayor Michael Udine Wendy Wangberg DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS Jennifer Barb MARKETING COORDINATOR Estefania Marin PHOTOGRAPHERS Alex Jokinen Luccia Lowenthal Evelyn Robles Al Staropoli ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS Lori Castle (lcastle Shari Glatter (sglatter Debby Gold (dgold Suzette Gordon (sgordon Jill Horowitz (jhorowitz Stephanie Hosey (shosey Bonnie Judson (bjudson Jordan Knowles (jknowles Anna Rosenthal (arosenthal Melissa Schwartz (mschwartz 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. 8 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 9 10 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 11 a view from the top Coral Springs News CORAL SPRINGS MAYOR SKIP CAMPBELL chool is out and summer is here We have some wonderful summer sports leagues in our city along with several programs at the Coral Springs Gymnasium. I encourage you to check out the Summer Fun Guide if you haven t already. It is available online at summerfun. Join us for the city s Fourth of July celebration at Mullins Park (10150 Ben Geiger Drive). It promises to be an evening of dazzling fireworks and entertainment for the entire family. Residents are encouraged to attend the celebration on July 4 at 6 p.m. for games bounce houses food and entertainment. e fireworks display will begin at 9 p.m. e event is free but there will be fees for food and attractions. Parking will be available for 3 at the Coral Springs Gymnasium for early arrivers and also at the main Mullins Park Center for the Arts parking lot. No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. e Coral Springs Police Department will confiscate any personal fireworks. I am pleased to share an update on the construction projects funded by the Public S Safety General Obligation Bond that voters overwhelmingly approved in 2014. is bond is being used to fund the replacement of Fire Stations 43 and 95 to renovate the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) building to replace the aging Safety Town trailer with a permanent structure and to upgrade the public safety communication equipment. e construction of Safety Town is well underway and the building s exterior is starting to take shape. Last month we held groundbreaking ceremonies for the CSI building and the two fire stations and the upgrade to our 911 communications equipment is complete and operational. To read more about the status of these projects visit yourcityatwork. If you would like to meet to discuss any city issues feel free to visit with me during my office hours on the second Tuesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at the City Commission office 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 coralspringsfl. Parkland News PARKLAND MAYOR MICHAEL UDINE s we finish out another school year I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our teachers administrators parent volunteers students and our educational advisory board for another successful academic year. Over the last few weeks I attended a lot of graduations and educational events and it is clear that there is so much pride in our area schools--and rightfully so It s unbelievable how many National Merit Scholarship winners we have. Our students are truly excelling in the classroom in the arts and on the fields. I am bumping into so many people around town with kids getting ready to head off to great colleges throughout the country. Good luck to all. e City Commission and city staff finished their strategic planning session. I want to thank all of the members for their help in making it a huge success. It was really great to get some new ideas and perspectives. Parkland residents are extremely happy with the quality and level of services being provided by the city. From city surveys we learned that some of the top issues for our residents are taxes schools and public safety. ese issues fit directly into our top A goals of strategic planning financially sound city government and public schools of excellence. From a public safety point of view we are looking at different staffing alternatives to provide additional police services throughout our communities. We continue to look at the library and capital improvements throughout the city as well. On the city level we try to do whatever we can to make sure that these issues are addressed. e month of June brings us Father s Day. I have a lot of jobs and responsibilities but the best one is being a dad to my three kids. I also have a great dad I wish all the dads a great Father s Day. 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 I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing summer. And don t worry before you know it you ll be back on the fields and running carpools and errands. Enjoy PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 12 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM MODEL HOME PARK COMING SOON FROM THE UPPER 400s Amazing 55 resort-style living 23 000 Sq. Ft. Lifestyle Center Grand Ballroom Fitness Studio Two Pools with Cabanas Tennis Courts Putting Green and much much more Future 23 000 Sq. Ft. Lifestytle Center NOW SELLING ONSITE. EXPERIENCE PARKLAND S ONLY 55 COMMUNITY AT OUR NEW INTERACTIVE SALES CENTER SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT TODAY 954-951-8524 Parkland WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 13 VISIT US ONLINE PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 Pricing availability and eligibility are subject to change without notice. All homes within the community are subject to an age restriction whereby the homes are restricted to use and occupancy by at least one person of age 55 years or over and with no permanent resident being under the age of 19. We are pledged to the letter and spirit of U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We encourage and support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race color religion sex handicap familial status or national origin. CGC1514916 05 16 message from the sheriff united in broward we stand your opinions matter he Broward Sheriff s Office is thriving Violent crime has plummeted since 2012 morale is up and transparency and accountability have never been greater. Yet our successes are not ours alone. anks to our Uniting Broward initiative citizens from all walks of life are playing a critical role in keeping our communities safe by providing vital input innovative ideas and key support. Together we re building bridges and opening up new channels of dialogue through this progressive and groundbreaking program which actively unites Broward s diverse communities by better understanding the special things that make us different. By uniting neighbors to work together we can find solutions to local issues and achieve public safety goals. e initiative has already led to a transformational shift in community policing and has provided a voice to the once voiceless. Since becoming sheriff I have made it a point to be front-and-center interacting with members of the community and listening to their concerns firsthand. In addition BSO has played an active role in scores of community events for important organizations that share ideas and information for Broward s varied communities. Our county s 1.8 million residents are comprised of people from many races religions and cultures each with different needs. I realize there is no one-size-fits-all approach to public safety especially in a minority-majority county like ours. at is why I have made it one of my top priorities to bridge the gap between communities and law enforcement by extending the lines of communication and earning your trust. With the community s input we have made significant strides in reshaping BSO s mission to be proactive rather than T By Sheriff Scott Israel 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 reactive. BSO has proven this by implementing high-profile initiatives such as the progressive body-worn camera and civil citation programs. We have also forged strong partnerships with the vast and diverse communities of faith through our Department of Community Outreach and the Chaplain s Office. As a member of a blended family of Jewish and Christian faiths religion plays an important role in my life. While the beliefs of various religions may differ I know they all strive to strengthen society and humanity. By attending different religious services and secular events I have learned what matters to each community and how best to respond. e spirit of inclusion also runs deep throughout our agency. While we hire and promote our hardworking men and women based on their talents and abilities we encourage ethnic pride religious heritage and cultural inclusiveness. We also recognize and celebrate the positive impact of the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender community. Join me June 11 as we celebrate diversity safety and security at the Uniting Broward event which will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Miramar Regional Park (16801 Miramar Parkway). e event is an exciting opportunity for law enforcement and residents to listen understand and build connections. e celebration will include demonstrations from our Aviation Unit K-9 Unit SWAT Team Fire Rescue Bomb Squad and Police Athletic League boxing program. BSO is much more than a law enforcement agency we re part of the community. By working together to teach inspire and motivate one another we all do our part in Uniting Broward. 14 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 15 LOCATIONS CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM OF ART 2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs 954.340.5000 CORAL SPRINGS PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING 2801 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs 954.346.1393 CORAL SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER AT SARTORY HALL 10150 NW 29th St. Coral Springs 954.345.2209 PAINTING WITH A TWIST 720 Riverside Drive Coral Springs 954.532.8587 coral springs PARKLAND CITY HALL 6600 N. University Drive Parkland 954.753.5040 PARKLAND LIBRARY 6620 University Drive Parkland 954.757.4207 library PINE TRAILS PARK 10555 Trails End Parkland 954.757.4105 RUNNER S DEPOT 5679 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs 954.575.2090 ADULTS 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 PLAN YOUR VACATION What Planning an itinerary for the perfect summer trip Learn new tips and tricks to guide you in the right direction. This class will explore popular travel websites and money-saving applications. To register visit training. When June 25 10 30 a.m. to noon Where Parkland City Hall 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 KIDS PAINTING WITH A TWIST What This local art studio is hosting a series of single-day art camps this month. Each three-hour session will include a lesson about a featured artist a full painting class and snacks. When Weekdays June 13 24 2 to 5 p.m. Where Painting with a Twist Coral Springs Cost 45 per session BRICKS AND BOOKS What Put your child s Lego-building skills to the test and conquer a fun building challenge. This activity is open to children ages 7 and up. When June 22 2 to 2 45 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free Parkland Library card required to register GAME & PUZZLE DAY What Show your kids how to have fun the old-fashioned way with friends new and old Meet at the library to play with a collection of board games and puzzles. Open to ages 5 and up. When June 27 2 30 to 3 30 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free Parkland Library card required to register 16 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 FAMILY FUN DAY What Explore the museum and create your own bubble art. The class is suitable for ages 3 and up. When June 11 at 2 45 p.m. Where Coral Springs Museum of Art Cost 5 SOCIAL MEDIA WORKSHOP What Attend this class if you re seeking a lesson in using Instagram and Pinterest. Both of these applications encourage creativity and urge users to exchange ideas. When June 17 10 30 to 11 30 a.m. Where Parkland City Hall Cost Free Parkland Library card required to register FAMILY FLIX What Treat your family to an afternoon at the movies and complimentary snacks. To register visit library. When June 21 2 to 3 15 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free Parkland Library card required to register 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. For more information call 954.345.2209. When Thursdays at 11 a.m. Where Senior Center at Sartory Hall Cost Free with a certificate for their auto insurance agency. Many may be eligible for insurance discounts through their auto insurance provider. When June 15 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where Police Department Community Room inside the Public Safety building Cost 15 AARP members 20 nonmembers FUNCTIONAL FITNESS What This class is aimed to help improve balance strength and all-around fitness. When Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 to 3 p.m. Where Senior Center at Sartory Hall Cost Free AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE What Participants 55 and older who successfully complete the course will be provided PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 17 around town ALL-AMERICAN red white and blue celebration Break out those Pinterest boards because on June 25 the city of Parkland is looking for the most festive bike riders Bring your decorated ride (a bicycle wagon or scooter) to Terramar Park [6575 NW 76th Drive] for a fun and festive morning. Prizes will be awarded for creativity. The event will start at 9 a.m. For more information call 954.757.4107. 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University Dr. 954.572.2677 VIP PICK UP & DELIVERY SERVICE CALL US PICK UP & DELIVERY 18 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Just 10.00 PER Pet round trip PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 around town READ WITH DAD 35 Years of Experience Fighting Insurance Companies INJURED father s day storytime NO Fees or Costs If NO Recovery Hablamos Espa ol On June 16 celebrate dad by telling stories singing songs and crafting together. The 45-minute activity session starts at 6 p.m. at the Parkland Library [6620 N. University Drive]. To register visit library or call 954.757.4207. A Parkland Library card is required to register. Auto Bike Boat and Pedestrian Accidents Motorcycle Nursing Home Neglect Trip or Slip and Fall The only Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with the main office in Coral Springs. Past President Broward County Trial Lawyers Association. DAN IRVING CYTRYN Bilingual. More than 10 years experience EDGAR VELAZQUEZ Call Now For a Free Consultation (954) SERVE YOURSELF We can come to your home or hospital LAW OFFICES OF CYTRYN & VELAZQUEZ P.A. 2825 N. University Drive Suite 350 Coral Springs FL 33065 255-7000 vino & vinyasa On June 11 Yoga Cure [4419 W. Hillsboro Blvd.] is hosting an all-levels flow yoga class at 6 30 p.m. followed by a wine social with light bites to refuel. Led by Jennifer Barrass this 60-minute class will strengthen and cleanse your mind body and spirit and excite your palate for the postyoga wine down. Tickets are 45 per person register online by June 8 at or call 954.770.1055. WET AND WILD fourth-annual water fun in the sun event On June 12 bring your towel bathing suit and sunscreen to The Promenade at Coconut Creek [4443 Lyons Road]. From 1 to 4 p.m. experience inflatable waterslides and games and meet some of your favorite cartoon characters Free to the public. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 19 around town SOUNDS OF MUSIC eats & beats Party with your neighbors at the Pine Trails Park Amphitheater [10555 Trails End] on June 18 from 5 30 to 9 30 p.m. Jam out to the classic country sounds of Samantha Russell and the 60s-era tribute band Orange Sunshine. Food truck grub will be available for munching. Don t forget to bring your lawn chairs and blankets. For more information visit cityofparkland. org eb or call 954.757.4105. FUN FOR LESS it s showtime Looking for an affordable activity Participate in the Summer Movie Express program at Regal Magnolia Place Stadium 16 [9645 Westview Drive]. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from June 14 through Aug. 10 see a G- or PG-rated movie for just 1 per child. For the schedule visit movies summermovie-express or call 844.462.7342. CULINARY ADVENTURES nutrition tips On June 20 Baptist Health South Florida is hosting a healthy eating workshop at the Parkland Library [6620 N. University Drive]. From 10 30 to 11 30 a.m. nutrition experts will demonstrate delicious recipes and diet tips. The interactive session will give you the confidence you need to make nutritious meals at home. To register visit library or call 954.757.4207. Pop Gourmet offers customers the most complete range of artisanal frozen treats creating a happy unique and guilt free experience for everyone to enjoy through our full-range of all natural treats. 6111 Lyons Road 102 Coconut Creek FL 754.212.4146 20 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 We fix all those little pieces too MARK MORAN Orthopedic Surgeon Pediatric and Scoliosis PAUL I. MELI Orthopedic Surgeon Knee Shoulder AYISHA LIVINGSTONE Orthopedic Surgeon Hand & Upper Extremity MIRYLS A COLON Orthopedic Surgeon Foot Ankle and Lower Extremity FORMERLY MELI ORTHOPEDIC CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE M. 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No matter what project dad is working on durable supplies are a must and the Titan watch by Reactor is nearly indestructible. This waterproof and dirt-proof timepiece comes with a band that has no breakage points. So even if he accidentally backs over it with his car it will keep on ticking. 500 J. Douglas Jewelers 4425 Lyons Road Coconut Creek 954.972.1190 5. Whether he s a biker a boater or a gym rat dad can keep his valuables safe with the LockSmart Mini by Dog & Bone. The keyless Bluetooth padlock connects with his mobile device as a master key while access can be easily shared with family. 69.95 6. He may have taught you how to shoot hoops back in the day but it s time for dad to up his own game. The Wilson X Connected basketball will track his shots and offer live feedback to help improve his shooting and ball-handling skills. Connect with the free Wilson X app available for iOS and Android. 199.99 Sports Authority 9188 Wiles Road Coral Springs 954.340.2035 7. If your dad likes to live on the edge the gift of security may be just what he needs. Survival Straps offers products such as bracelets and belts made from authentic military-grade paracord capable of holding up to 550 pounds. Each item is made in America and can be unraveled to mend a multitude of outdoor emergencies. 24.99 32.99 8. Seldom does anything make dad happier than a box of fresh new gear. These water-resistant compact storage solutions by Matador are a perfect way to ensure he s prepared for the next family camping trip or impromptu outdoor adventure. Our picks are the Pocket Blanket 19.99 and the Freerain24 Backpack 59.99. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 23 Founder of Cupcakes4Charity Gwyneth Bishara (right) with her sister Ella Photo shoot location The Batter Co. 4443 Lyons Road Suite C1-106 954.977.8077 24 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 SWEET CHARITY By Elyssa Schwartz Photography by Evelyn Robles 14-year-old Gwyneth Bishara serves up donations with cupcakes Residents of Parkland and Coral Springs are known for their charitable efforts a benevolent streak that seems to start earlier with each passing generation. Not only are middle school and high school students joining their peers to raise awareness--from school-related fundraisers to taking the ice bucket challenge for ALS-- some are venturing out on their own. Students like 14-year-old Gwyneth Bishara whose desire to give back led her to start perhaps the sweetest nonprofit in town Cupcakes4Charity. When I was in fifth grade I really wanted to help out the community and my parents were always going to different charity events Gwyneth says adding that her love for cupcakes and helping kids ultimately established the charity s name. At its inception Gwyneth and a handful of friends baked the cupcakes at a local kitchen. Once the organization grew and since each cupcake requires a nutritional content label Gwyneth turned to local bakeries and larger retailers like Publix to donate the cupcakes to sell at fundraising events. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 25 Laurie says. Because this is a local charity they are so excited not only to Now an eighth-grader at Westglades Middle School Gwyneth heads raise money to help the village but to create a special day for the children a group of 65 student volunteers who help spread the word about the who live there. organization which has raised money to support St. Jude Children s Ella is a major part of it Jason adds. I would call it a CEO-CFO Research Hospital Joe DiMaggio Children s Hospital and its newest relationship. Gwyneth moves at 100 miles an hour and her little sister is a affiliate SOS Children s Village a foster care neighborhood in Coconut bit more detail-oriented. She s a real push-and-driver. Creek where Gwyneth s dad Jason sits on the board of directors. My parents are really proud of me and they help out with anything too I have a lot of friends that play different sports so they help me by big Gwyneth says. ey help me send emails and make sure everything telling their friends and posting on their sports pages on Facebook is running smoothly. Gwyneth says Sometimes they have adding e whole to speak to an adult community is on who might need more board. information that I can t Many local give them. businesses sponsor While her parents Cupcakes4Charity communicate with the events including Rob s older crowd Gwyneth Family BBQ Pure focuses on keeping Energy Entertainment her peers engaged. A Island Water Sports believer that kids are Pasquale s Pizza less likely to help at Co. Pizazz Apricot charity events unless Lane World of Beer there s something Prosperity Brewers in it for them she Starbucks and more. devised a plan to e organization heighten participation. raised around 5 000 In addition to at its last gala in 2013. receiving community After taking a break service hours toward from large events to graduation student focus on academics volunteers can also and lacrosse Gwyneth earn rewards for with the help of her reaching a certain 12-year-old sister amount of hours. Up Ella came back even for grabs this year was stronger this year with a hoverboard and an the Cupcakes4Charity Apple Watch. Block Party in May. As for the proud ey set a goal to parents Laurie raise 25 000 for SOS feels it s important Children s Village. for children to get We talked about involved with helping what she raised last others at a young age. time how she did it Children involved and the difference in Cupcakes4Charity of it being a local have learned community cause compassion and to Jason says. Her whole be appreciative for mantra is to get the Ella Jason Laurie and Gwyneth Bishara. To make a donation visit their health their other kids in the Learn more about SOS Children s Village at families and the fortunate community engaged. environment they are growing up in she says. Jason was confident that if each volunteer could raise 1 000 through Jason admits that it was Gwyneth s drive that motivated him to take a donations and ticket sales they could easily reach their ultimate goal. seat in a director s chair at SOS Children s Village in October 2015. With Attendees were also able to participate in raffles and an auction that the chain of events it really transpired he says. My daughter inspired me consisted of luxury items such as a 1 200 paddleboard. Now that they are older they are thinking bigger Gwyneth s mother to start getting more actively involved in the community and give back. 26 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 Gwyneth 14 plays the CEO role in the organization while Ella 12 acts as the CFO. I have a lot of friends that play different sports so they help me by telling their friends ... e whole community is on board. Gwyneth Bishara PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 27 Julia and Boomer an Arabian horse at Malachi Acres in Parkland good By Michelle F. Solomon horsemanship South Florida s growing equestrian community helps shape Parkland s youth T wo years ago Suzi Gluck-Schiff rin and her now 8-year-old daughter Julia were discussing what kind of after-school activity might interest Julia. I rattled off a bunch of activities--about 20 different things--that she could do theater gymnastics story club at the library chess club ... you name it the Parkland mother says. She was excited when I mentioned horseback riding. So they scheduled a number of visits to local riding academies eventually settling on Malachi Acres in Parkland. We felt comfortable there Suzi says. Julia began lessons but she quickly discovered other aspects of horsemanship. I wanted to know everything about the horses not just how to ride them she says. Now she not only spends every Tuesday and every other Saturday taking lessons but she also helps out around the facility cleaning stables tacking and grooming horses and feeding them. Horseback riding has many benefits for children according to Melissa Johnson Julia s trainer who has been riding horses since she was 6 years old. Now 32 she s been teaching at Malachi Acres for owners Steve and Donice Muccio since 2004. It helps children with their self-esteem and confidence Johnson says. It teaches teamwork and responsibility and building independence. It gets them off the couch off of iPhones and electronic tablets and gets them outdoors and active. ere is an athletic side to horseback riding. Statistics from the American Youth Horse Council show there are approximately 80 000 young riders involved in equine associations around the United States. More than 130 000 participate in nationwide 4-H horse programs. Both Johnson and Suzi have seen Julia s self-assurance build since she began at Malachi Acres. A few months ago Johnson began picking Julia up from school on Tuesdays. On the ride from school to the stables we talk about her school projects and math tests and I see her confidence level she says. Plus it s become a great bond for the two of us. I m getting to know her a bit better and she s building that trust. But the biggest trust and confidence builder has been Malachi Acres 32-year-old pony Arrow. Suzi relays that Arrow the stubborn yet adorable animal has made every child cry who has ridden him. Johnson says it s one of the biggest accomplishments for young riders when they conquer Arrow but it doesn t happen often. He doesn t give anything away for free. He makes you work for every part of your ride she says. I ll never forget the day Julia finally clicked with him. Arrow has taught Julia too. She has learned how to groom the pony put his halter on and she saddles and bridles him by herself to prepare for her lesson says Johnson. It s a different kind of sport because you are forming a bond with a live animal not an inanimate object such as a soccer ball or lacrosse stick. Julia says she s happiest when she s at the stables adding that the horses are a lot like humans. ey have different personalities and the way they act depends on their mood. Some are very sensitive. Being around them has been a good experience for me. Her mother agrees. I ve seen my daughter grow in so many ways. When she gets onto that property she s a different child. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 28 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM DEBT.COM FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS Options to reduce your credit card debt student loan payments & high interest rates Financial Tools Credit Correction Credit Counseling Student Loan Consolidation Tax Resolution Services Collector Harassment Loan Resources Visit today or call 800-810-0989 for additional information. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 29 W hen Lou Chiera s father passed away from cancer over 25 years ago his family searched for the perfect way to honor their patriarch a lover of children and the outdoors who served as commissioner of their local parks and recreation department. After bouncing around a few ideas Chiera received a call at his place of work from an elderly woman. I was in charge of corporate giving and she asked me what I was doing with myself outside of work he recalls. At her request he attended a luncheon where the 85-year-old had singlehandedly raised 35 000 for kids with cancer. Inspired Chiera knew he had to get involved. Within the year the Chiera Family Foundation was established and the organization held its first event raising 35 000 to send cancer children to summer camp. In the coming years the camp itself progressed becoming a year-round treatment facility and full-summer camp now known as Camp Boggy Creek in Eustis Florida. Paul Newman and Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf stepped in to set up an unbelievable facility. ere is no better place that your kid could be. Some kids even receive treatment at camp that s how nice the facility is Chiera says. e pool was donated by SeaWorld the gymnasium was donated by the Orlando Magic and the theater was donated by Universal so the whole facility is top-notch. Taking its purpose one step further in 2014 the Chiera Family Foundation took over sponsorship for kids with cancer committing to send 150 children to camp each year for one week. e program is entitled N.I.C.K. s Camp which stands for Nothing s Impossible for Cancer Kids. It s a wonderful thing to see the kids forget about what they are dealing with and just have fun Chiera says. One such child is Jonathan Blanco of Coconut Creek who was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2004 when he was only 21 months old. Over the next few years as tumors re-emerged Jonathan underwent surgery chemo stem cell transplants and an extremely aggressive form of radiation called Gamma Knife. By the time Jonathan was 4 the cancer was gone but the treatments left the youngster with many side effects including heart issues vision complications weakness dizziness and growth problems. When Jonathan turned 7 he informed his mother Damarys about Camp Boggy Creek and the Chiera Family Foundation. At first she was hesitant to send her son away. I said No never not my sick little boy she recalls. But when the doctors assured her they would be there to help she was swayed. From that day on Jonathan was hooked. He was so much more independent and happy after camp he kept telling me how many friends he had. At school other kids couldn t understand his condition physically so it was harder to make friends. But at camp he was popular Damarys says adding that this was also the first time her son was able to play sports. e program has touched Jonathan in more ways than one. He is personally inspired by the staff s continued dedication. I feel like I can do more at camp and I want to help kids with cancer when I grow up--like be a camp counselor or maybe a doctor he says. Chiera says this phenomenon is quite common. A lot of the kids end up coming back and being counselors or CITs he says. Some even end up as oncologists or social workers helping kids with the same cancer that they once had. Raising the bar even higher the Chiera Family Foundation recently started a college scholarship program where they send four students a year who have suffered from cancer to college. We have a young lady who is a valedictorian from Coral Springs High and she s at Washington University in St. Louis now Chiera says. ere is no question this girl is going to be a doctor or researcher helping to find a cure for cancer--she s that smart. As for the Chiera family s original goal Mission accomplished Chiera says. I know my dad would be so proud to see the kids having fun. at s what he always wanted. happy 30 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM THE CHIERA FAMILY FOUNDATION IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER By Becky Randel Photography by Luccia Photos campers PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 Jonathan Blanco with his parents Damarys and Humberto and younger brothers Devon and Alan PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 31 Sweet Tea Mimosa One of Coral Springs newest concepts Big Rooster s Southern Table comes in hot this season by offering a list of crafty cocktails including a summer mimosa menu. Our pick is the sweet tea mimosa for 10. 6240 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs 954.345.3888 INGREDIENTS 4 ounces fresh-brewed tea sweetened to taste 4 ounces prosecco or Champagne Sugar DIRECTIONS Coat the rim of the glass in sugar. Pour in tea and sparkling wine of choice. Garnish with a strawberry wrapped in a lemon peel. PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES Looking to beat the heat Life went around town to find the coolest beverages for those magical summer nights. But since you re probably looking for a refresher right now we ve included four simple cocktail recipes from our favorite local spots. By Elyssa Schwartz Sip in Style this Summer Gummy Bear Mojito To celebrate National Candy Month Duffy s Sports Grill is serving up a gummy bear mojito that gives customers plenty to chew on. This sugary libation will be available through the rest of the year for 8 but be sure to take advantage of the restaurant s ongoing all-day two-forone special 4800 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Coconut Creek 954.422.9789 INGREDIENTS 1 ounce Malibu Rum 4 to 5 torn mint leaves 1 lime 1 2 ounce peach schnapps 1 ounce mojito mix 1 ounce pineapple juice DIRECTIONS Mix all ingredients in a tall glass and shake. Top with a splash of soda water and 7 to 8 gummy bears. Add a Razzmatazz floater for an extra kick. 32 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 Strawberry Ros Martini Far from dirty or dry or salty the limited-time strawberry ros martini from Bonefish Grill is a sweet treat that will replace the conventional olive-garnished alternative. Guests can order this cocktail for 9.50 through Sept. 6. 1455 N. University Drive Coral Springs 954.509.0405 INGREDIENTS 1 bottle of your favorite ros 1 ounce St-Germain Elderflower liqueur 3 4 ounce fresh-squeezed lemon juice 3 4 ounce simple syrup 3 de-stemmed strawberries 1 to 2 blackberries as needed 2 to 3 raspberries as needed DIRECTIONS In a martini shaker drop in berries. Add simple syrup. Muddle fresh fruit and syrup. Fill shaker with ice and top with ros St-Germain liqueur and lemon juice. Shake thoroughly. Strain and pour mixture into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh berries. Spicy Watermelon Margarita Tap 42 in Boca is putting a refreshing summer spin on the traditional margarita with a watermelon version for 11 that packs a spicy kick (the restaurant also offers a killer brunch on Saturdays and Sundays). 5050 Town Center Circle Boca Raton 561.235.5819 boca-raton INGREDIENTS 1 2 ounce Patr n Reposado 1 ounce simple syrup 3 4 ounce triple sec 3 4 ounce lime juice 1 ounce watermelon pur e 3 to 4 drops hellfire bitters Dash of Sriracha DIRECTIONS Combine ingredients with ice and shake. Pour into a Collins glass with a half-salted rim and serve over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 33 sports family pros PLAYING WITH THE e Rainones of Parkland take to the ice in South Florida By Michelle F. Solomon Panthers league and Rich serves as assistant coach for David s team. Hockey is my passion says Bennett unprompted who adds that he was 6 years old when he got interested in the sport. I saw my first NHL game at the BB&T Center. e Florida Panthers were playing and that s when I fell in love with hockey. To add to the intrigue the family lived on the same street as two Panthers players--David Booth and Mikael Samuelsson. Also living in their neighborhood a boy named Mason who was a year older than Bennett and whose father PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 34 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALEX JOKINEN R ich Rainone recalls about five years ago when he was packing up to move his family to South Florida from Rhode Island. I had hockey equipment and I threw it in the dumpster because I never thought I d use it. It turns out Florida offered even more hockey opportunities than Rich and his family realized. In 2012 Rich began Whip Hockey the first all-female line of hockey equipment. ere were golf clubs for boys and girls tennis rackets for boys and girls but no hockey sticks for girls he says. Meanwhile Rich s two sons Bennett 11 and David 9 live and breathe the sport. Both play in the Florida Jr. Opposite page Rich Keri Bennett and David Rainone. Left Rich and David with coach and former NHL player Petr S kora and his son Nicholas. Below Bennett and David. happened to be Marco Sturm a former NHL player and current coach of the German national team. Sturm was with the Panthers for one year and played on five other NHL teams before ending his career in Deutsche Eishockey Liga a top hockey league in Germany. Marco was coaching Mason s team Bennett tried out and he made it Rich says. He was able to work with Marco as his coach for a year. Two-time Stanley Cup champion Petr S kora a Parkland resident who won titles with the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils is currently David s coach. Just them having that training and them playing street hockey with Petr S kora and Marco Sturm it s surreal Rich says. e boys also are training at the South Florida Hockey Academy the Coral Springs-based program founded by S kora and four other former NHL players Olli Jokinen Tom s Vokoun Radek Dvo k and Mikko Saarni. S kora says it was necessary to have a place like the academy to train kids like Bennett and David who want to take their games to the next level. His 9-year-old son Nicholas plays hockey on the Junior Panthers team as well. It s not about the games says S kora. Parents want the kids to play in all the tournaments but they need to have ice time to practice. ere s a process we teach them that they need to learn--how to skate how to handle the puck. ey need to have training and we know how to do it. Bennett and David s mother Keri says she s been amazed since moving to South Florida at what s available for her children especially when it comes to hockey. Growing up in Rhode Island you didn t really have major sports athletes living next door to you she says. My kids are so fortunate to have an opportunity like the Hockey Academy. ey get trained by skilled athletes that have years of experience and knowledge. e coaches can look at a child and know immediately what they need to work on and hone in on those skills. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 Keri says moving to Parkland also has helped her become more physically active. She takes yoga classes and runs three to four times a week. David frequently joins her on Saturday mornings for the outdoor yoga at Pine Trails Park. He enjoys it and he s good at it she says. Hockey however is the athletic thread that binds this family. Believe it or not in our bedroom we have an extra area where we have two small floor hockey nets she says. We all play knee hockey using mini sticks. e boys students at Park Trails Elementary School both have aspirations to be professional hockey players. If they continue to play through high school and can get college scholarships that would be amazing Keri says. Beyond that who knows what could happen. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 35 coral springs history The Marketeer was an electric car that never took off in the 1970s when gas was cheap and speed an asset. ver wonder what I do when I m not chronicling stories that depict our city s history for the magazine Well before I get into that I d like to preface with the word history. It takes on many meanings from the Declaration of Independence to the least-favorite school subject for some. Often dates places and players are forgotten as soon as the next class event or election. Artifacts letters images and videos are saved until they re ready to resurface years later to celebrate an anniversary or possibly shed light on a current situation. But it is the true duty of historians to try to determine what might be of future value within their area. Coral Ridge Properties photographed every step of Coral Springs creation from the ground and the air. Every step. is amounted to 20 000 photographs 60 000 slides plus PRESERVING THE PAST ONE ITEM AT A TIME E By Wendy Wangberg City Historian of Coral Springs myriad maps plats and advertising publications. ere are no movies in the inventory as they were considered pass in the 1960s when slides were in. e city has continued to take another 200 000 images and counting. Yes as you read this article we re making history. Newspapers and periodicals are considered to be the first draft of history. So as city historian I save and catalog local papers and magazines as well as commemorative T-shirts trophies mugs programs banners and equipment necessary to access or display objects. Election memorabilia includes fliers buttons and an infamous chad-producing voting machine. I nearly fainted when I opened it and a bunch of ballots fell out. ankfully they were unused. And when it comes to choosing which item to dust off next trust me there s a method to my madness For PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 36 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Some people picked up their mail by horseback at the Coral Ridge Properties administration building today s City Hall before local delivery began. The original mailboxes are still in use for municipal mail. example there is a black-and-white aerial photo from 1964 Looking ahead will future residents look at pictures showing the hand-dug canals on the farmland that preceded of current construction activity and be fascinated not by this city. I had it enlarged colorized and printed on window the buildings but the equipment (Wow total petroleum shades for the Museum of Coral Springs History--certainly dependence ) Will they be baffled by a Rolodex Will not what the original panoramas of lush photographer could landscaping produce have anticipated. But wonder one day because it is pretty cool right a plant plague has ere are hundreds denuded the city I of sales plats that continue to add key feature maps of every chains in case keys subdivision with become obsolete and street names and lot hurricane images which numbers. Dozens may provoke thoughts are on display in like So that s what it the museum. Many was like before there was residents who try to weather control. In the find their lot can t. 1970s Westinghouse Before the U.S. Postal Service would make local deliveries to Coral ey see names like showcased an electric Springs it required that the fanciful street names be Morningside Avenue car in Coral Springs. It changed to numbers. Birch Avenue Garden was considered to be a Terrace and Pebble Lane. Only the plats preserve these dud. But today you ll find at least one hybrid car in most original names. e post office required most street names to neighborhoods. be changed to numbers before starting local delivery in 1970. My ultimate passion is to preserve elements of change in Before that mail was collected at City Hall sometimes on culture and technology. After all we don t know what the horseback. future will eliminate or bring back. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 37 move with max summer is in session Ways to stay active and refuel S chool is out--but don t panic From fun-in-the-sun activities to mommy-and-me fitness classes there are tons of ways to keep your kids occupied this summer. Just because their school schedule is slowing down now is not the time to start hitting snooze. e secret to scholastic success in the upcoming school year Get them moving this summer Yes that s right Exercise is key to improving cognitive functions and overall performance in school. Being active with your kids not only sets a great example for their health but will also help them in the By Max Pankow a Parkland blogger health and fitness coach and a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist. Pankow helps individuals get healthy crush their goals and create a life they love. upcoming school year. (Take that summer reading list ) It s time to power up your workouts with your kids by your side. Kick your child s summer into high gear by taking advantage of these local fitness activities available for the entire family. Mommy & Me Classes at My Gym Coconut Creek 6504 N. State Road 7 What s SUP Paddleboarding at Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powerline Road Deerfield Beach Ski Rixen Kneeboarding at Quiet Waters Park HAVE YOU BEEN TO JUICERY RX Its menu is a prescription for healthy living serving up juices smoothies salad bowls gluten-free desserts and more. When you re in between activities stop in for a fresh refuel. Or if you d rather cool down at home you can replicate one of the tasty concoctions at home. My pick is the Hippocrates juice made from basil apple cucumber and lemon. 5910 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs 954.752.6069 RED WHITE & BLUE SMOOTHIE The Fourth of July is the perfect holiday to get crafty with your meals and snacks. Next month try this simple three-step smoothie recipe for a nutritious treat that you and your family will love. FOR RED A handful of frozen strawberries 1 banana and 1 2 cup coconut water FOR WHITE 1 frozen banana 1 fresh banana 1 date 1 2 cup coconut water and a dash of cinnamon FOR BLUE A handful of frozen blueberries and 1 banana DIRECTIONS Blend ingredients for each color individually rinsing blender in between layers. Pour into a classy glass and garnish with all the berries you desire. Cheers PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES mommy moments camp mom L et me set the scene for you. I was standing amid a group of moms discussing summer camps. With a gentle smile on my face I quietly listened. All of a sudden a question was flung in my direction What are you doing this summer I m sure you ve already registered. I hadn t. All the summer camp talk made me want to run and hide. ere are too many options. Should I focus on a day camp or a sleep-away camp What type of staff should I look for Should I send them at the beginning of the summer before our vacation or after we return How I longed for a simpler summer when the kids would sleep in and then just go from house to house in the neighborhood and play until dark when kids only came inside the house for lunch water or an afternoon Popsicle. One year I rebelled. Heck I planned my own wedding surely I could come up with a plan A SUMMER BREAK BLUNDER By Tonya Evans to keep my kids then 8 and 6 entertained for a few weeks over the summer. Just like that camp mom commenced. I loaded up on crafting supplies and collected tons of recipes for making homemade Play-Doh and directions on how to create a volcano. My calendar was full of engaging activities to prevent the dreaded summer brain drain. I scheduled our days to ensure that my kids got the perfect mix of art music reading and science. But by week two I began to hear a constant chorus of I m bored What s next You see I may be a fantastic party planner but I am no camp counselor--especially when it comes to meeting the expectations of two super-active kids. By week four I caved and happily enrolled my kids in a real camp. at being said my kids probably won t return to camp mom. No I will never receive an award for camp counselor of the year. And yes I m perfectly OK with that. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 39 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 nutrition which oil W By Pamela Ofstein the Parkland resident and owner of nutrition consulting company Pamela B. Ofstein & Associates L.C. is a registered and licensed dietitian who provides services locally and globally to individuals health professionals direct media and corporate companies. is hot 40 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM hen cooking the type of oil you choose should depend on what you re using it for but also on its health benefits. Some of the healthier choices include corn canola olive safflower sesame soybean and sunflower oils. e differences between these oils are based on the types of fats they contain (healthy verses non-healthy fats). Canola and olive oil are high in monounsaturated fats (fat that can lower the risk of heart disease by reducing total and LDL cholesterol levels) while corn soy sunflower and safflower oils are high in polyunsaturated fats (which also lower total and LDL cholesterol). Oils like coconut palm and palm kernel (sometimes added to margarine) are available however it s important to know that they contain more saturated fat--the fat we try to avoid. When it comes to fats specifically in oils we can replace some of the bad fats (like saturated fat) with monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats. A little oil can go a long way health-wise. So which oil is hotter than the other Extra-virgin olive oil is best for lower-heat cooking. Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat and research shows that this type of fat can help boost levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and lower bad cholesterol (LDL). It is also high in antioxidants which can be good for our hearts. Rich in flavor EVOO is extracted through the use of a press meaning the fruit of the olive was crushed exactly one time. Light or other refined olive oils are often extracted and treated with heat or diluted with less expensive oils and tend to be lighter in flavor taste and antioxidants. Use EVOO when grilling vegetables roasting sauteing cooking ethnic foods and for use in salads and as spreads for bread. Canola oil has a high smoke point making it a great candidate for baking sauteing marinating and frying. At an oil s smoke point nutrients are destroyed and healthharming compounds begin to form. Canola oil has a fairly neutral flavor and is high in monounsaturated fats and is a good source of omega-3 known to promote heart health. It also has a relatively long shelf life which makes it cost-effective. Vegetable oils are usually made from a combination of different types of seeds--corn soybean and or sunflower--and are a bit more commercially processed. ey work for most of us since they can be used for many different cooking techniques. ese oils do contain polyunsaturated fats and provide essential fats your body needs that it can t produce itself such as omega-6 and omega-3. Palm oil can be used for cooking but it is most commonly found in packaged foods--replacing trans fats with palm oil. Although palm oil is free of trans fat half of its fat is saturated which can increase your risk for heart disease. Coconut oil is pretty resistant to heat and has recently been inspiring quite a bit of curiosity. Although it has been associated with some health benefits due to containing lauric acid (good fatty acid) it is higher in saturated fat. e good part is that the saturated fat in coconut oils is mostly made up of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTsaturated fat has shown to boost HDL but also raises your LDL meaning that it s not off the list of oils to choose but the benefits may not outweigh the negatives. is oil can be used for sauteing vegetables and searing meats. It s hard to talk about oil without discussing the butter vs. margarine debate. Butter contains saturated fat cholesterol and small amounts of naturally occurring trans fat while margarine contains saturated fat and manufactured trans fat due to hydrogenation a process created by adding hydrogen to solidify liquids giving the product a longer shelf life. Since both contain some of the fat factors the choice can be confusing. Both varieties increase your total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol. We talk so much about avoiding trans fat (as does the American Heart Association) and limiting processed and manufactured products so in some cases butter might be a better choice. But if you plan on sticking to soft margarine the AHA recommends choosing non-hydrogenated options such as Benecol Promise and Smart Balance Light. BUTTER VS. MARGARINE IS THERE REALLY A WINNER PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 41 beauty Q I am 50 and have my daughter s wedding in six months. I want to look refreshed without looking done. What would you suggest ask the experts A First off congratulations Generally for a 50-year-old we would address both volume and skin texture. You could start with facial fillers and toxins (Botox or Dysport) to address lines and wrinkles. Sculptra could also be a great product for you. e results are gradual and the sixDavid J. Levens M.D. P.A. FACS month window would give you time to see changes. For pigmentation and skin-texture issues I would have you consult with our medical aesthetician Stacey for her recommendations for peels and laser treatments. Curious about which procedure is right for you Tweet questions to djlevens. For your daily dose of beauty news follow Dr. Levens on Instagram breastprofessional or on Facebook at Q I m constantly purchasing new beauty products in the marketplace. How do I know when it s time to get rid of a product that I already own While we can t stop the aging process there are a few important healthy skin maintenance habits that can help slow it down. 1. Use sunscreen. We recommend sun protection through the use of protective hats and clothing as well as the regular use of quality sunscreen (greater than SPF 30 with reapplication). Two specific skin care lines that we suggest are PCA Skin and EltaMD both of which carry the Skin Cancer Foundation s Seal of Recommendation. 2. Stop smoking. Exposure to cigarette smoke ages the skin faster. The good news is that the damage can be slowed. Because the skin is an organ with rapid turnover there is dramatic potential for recovery after quitting. 3. Hydrate. Sufficient hydration is important for overall health but it is especially important to the skin. We recommend drinking at least eight glasses (64 ounces) of water daily depending on your body weight and other factors. EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 29.50 Levens MedSpa 1725 N. University Drive Suite 300 Coral Springs 954.752.1020 DIY Skin Care A Like many people I too am guilty of holding onto products that I don t really care for. It s a great feeling to declutter organize Katrina Rubin aesthetician and either gift donate or toss what you don t use. And just like food cosmetics have a shelf life and can be dangerous to your complexion. If you don t see an expiration date check the ingredient list for possible parabens (chemical preservatives) in that case don t deliberate just toss it Moisturizers and foundations can maintain their quality for about three months if you use a spatula to take the product out of its container. If you use your finger it won t last as long since there is often a transference of bacteria. Your eyeliner and lipstick may last you up to a year while face powders can be kept for up to two years. e best way to ensure that you are happy with your personal skin care is to visit your aesthetician for his or her product and treatment recommendations. is will result in a bit less work the next time spring cleaning rolls around Have a skin care question for Katrina Email her at katrina Beauty Pick of the Month If you re looking to up your arsenal of makeup applicators Antonym Cosmetics offers a line of quality brushes made from synthetic certified vegan bristles with sustainable bamboo handles. This collection of eco-friendly brushes from French-born makeup artist Valerie Giraud will leave your face feeling fresh and fabulous. 9- 30 each Katrinatique 6810 N. State Road 7 Coconut Creek 954.752.4342 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 42 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Now Ope n E nrol grow. play. learn. 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State Road 7 PaRklaNd License No. 46774 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JUNE 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 43 dining Parmesan polenta fries ITALIAN RESTAURANT AT THE PROMENADE IS FAR FROM TRADITIONAL iao Cucina & Bar at e Promenade at Coconut Creek will have you at hello with its welcoming marquee lights on the side wall spelling out Ciao and the cute Vespa just begging diners to be included in their selfies. Beyond the entrance the food will win you over. Johnathon Smith a prot g of local celebrity chef Paula DaSilva heads up the kitchen at the new Italian gastropub in the former La Via Ristorante space. You may recognize Ciao s general manager Antonio Leone from e Promenade s Ethos Greek Bistro both restaurants are owned by George Pappas. Leone a Florida transplant from southern Italy says that Ciao s cuisine has a Mediterranean flair which means it s heavy on seafood. If you want a big bowl of pasta heaping with marinara Ciao isn t the place. Smith s menu is more refined and would fit in well with any top-tier culinary destination on Las Olas Boulevard or South Beach. e bar has a craft mixologist assigned to create farm-to-table (or farmto-bar) cocktails where every juice is fresh-squeezed. At the bartender s suggestion I tried the Fig Fling which is made with Wild Turkey bourbon it was surprisingly smooth and light. e drink gets its sweetness from the all-natural FROG jam (fig raspberry orange and ginger) locally imported from Fort Lauderdale s Living Green Fresh Market. Homemade pasta sustainably sourced locally caught seafood highquality meats and seasonal vegetables from local farms are the staples on the generous menu. For appetizers I selected fried Brussels sprouts Parmesan say hello to ciao By Michelle F. Solomon C polenta fries and grilled polpo (octopus). Since the restaurant opened word of mouth has made the polenta fries which are made from cornmeal dough a must-try item. e fries are served with homemade truffle mayonnaise. e polpo is marinated then seared which creates an outdoor grill flavor. A nice touch on the plate is a schmear of parsley sauce for savory dipping and another made from Peppadew peppers to add a spicy kick. Leone is the pizza-maker each pie is made to order hand-formed and baked in the wood-burning oven at 600 degrees. e most interesting is the Morning Sunshine which features soft egg guanciale (an Italian cured meat much like pancetta) leeks arugula and sour cream. My main dish was a 20-ounce dry-aged pork porterhouse served with velvety grilled oyster mushrooms arugula and an olive and caper salsa that brought out a hint of the pork s saltiness Desserts are made in-house by the chef himself. Although Smith says the Nutella Dolce di Pane is the top seller I chose the Espresso Panna Cotta it s served in a vintage-style glass crock to show off the beauty of the custard layers and topped with whipped cream. Restaurants have come and gone in this Ciao Cucina & Bar Promenade space but Ciao hopes to keep 4443 Lyons Road customers coming back for seconds. e Coconut Creek Sunday brunch draws quite a crowd for the 954.601.1234 house specialty the mandarin peach Bellini made with organic prosecco. 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