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JULY 2016 COMEDY QUEEN OF CORAL SPRINGS MIMICS HER WAY TO STARDOM THE POPKIN FAMILY ADVENTURE-SEEKERS DOUGLAS BASEBALL HERE S TO THE CHAMPS 1 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM funny girl 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 bar 5.5 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. 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Pompano Beach FL 33069 FOR ASSISTANCE CALL 800.NEW.ROOF (639.7663) WWW.LATITE.COM CCC 1326510 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 5 contents July 2016 Volume 16 Issue 7 22 FEATURES LAUGH OUT LOUD Coral Springs comedy queen Carlie Craig makes an impression. 26 e Douglas Eagles win their first state baseball championship. STATE CHAMPS 28 12 14 16 18 32 South Florida offers its share of family fun. GET OUT(SIDE) DEPARTMENTS A VIEW FROM THE TOP New from Coral Springs and Parkland MESSAGE FROM THE SHERIFF Reducing crime through second chances DATEBOOK Events for everyone in your family AROUND TOWN Community highlights 34 SPORTS FAMILY e Popkin Family Parkland s adventure-seekers 36 38 CORAL SPRINGS HISTORY Summer in the 60s Animals crime and city celebrations MOMMY MOMENTS Five tips for peaceful family vacations 40 42 MOVE WITH MAX Stay hydrated and switch up your routine this summer NUTRITION Sorrel e next big superfood 44 46 48 50 DINING Italian favorite changes direction with Big Rooster s Southern Table RESTAURANT GUIDE Dishing up some of the best eateries SNAPSHOTS Special moments On the cover Carlie Craig photo by Shawn Adeli This page Sweet tea mimosa at Big Rooster s Southern Table 6240 Coral Ridge Drive photo by Evelyn Robles BEAUTY Plastic surgery Risks precautions and procedures PETS SPOTLIGHT Time to play Have you ever tried Doga 6 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 Announcing Our New Location 5695 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs FL 33076 Conveniently located off the Sawgrass Expressway and Coral Ridge Drive. 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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 JULY 2016 25 sports physicals and 10 baseline concussion testing year round. Sports are great for young people. But they can also cause injuries like concussions. Which is why it s important to get your child an all clear before they go out on the field. As a preventative measure your child should also have a baseline concussion test before sports start to provide you and the doctors a comparison tool in the event of any injuries. We can help with both of these exams it s all part of caring about your child s health. Monday - Friday 8am - 9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am - 8pm Call today to make an appointment Magnolia Shoppes 9663 Westview Drive Coral Springs FL 33076 954.320.3323 Broward Health Weston 2300 N. Commerce Parkway Weston FL 33326 954.217.5700 Jacaranda Square 1811 N. Pine Island Road Plantation FL 33322 954.320.3360 Ages 10-18 years old. By appointment only. Insurance does not cover these exams. Payment will be due at the time of appointment. To learn more visit UrgentCare PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 9 10 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 11 a view from the top Coral Springs News I CORAL SPRINGS MAYOR SKIP CAMPBELL m wishing everyone a happy Independence Day. On July 4 the city will put on its annual fireworks show at Mullins Park (10150 Ben Geiger Drive). e festivities begin at 6 p.m. with games bounce houses food and entertainment followed by the fireworks display at 9 p.m. e event is free but there will be fees for food and activities. For more information call 954.345.2200. We re already one month into hurricane season and it s important to be prepared. Our Under the Sun magazine includes a summary of what the city can do for you before during and after a hurricane. For example you can reach the city s call center at 954.344.1001. You can also log on to hurricane or watch CityTV (Channel 25 on Advanced Cable and Channel 99 on U-Verse) for updates. Residents can also tune their radio dials to City Radio 1670 AM which delivers information about city services upcoming events weather updates and emergency bulletins. I also want to take a moment to remind you that water restrictions are still in place throughout South Florida. While this is our rainy season it s still important to point out that only two-day landscape irrigation is allowed. Even-numbered addresses are permitted to water on ursday and or Sunday and odd-numbered addresses can water on Wednesday and or Saturday. All households must water before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. Also if you are a Coral Springs Utilities customer you may be eligible for rebates. Visit and follow five simple steps to receive 100 when you install a highefficiency toilet (pre-approval required). As part of the Broward Water Partnership the city also offers free shower heads low-flow faucet aerators for your kitchen and low-flow pre-rinse spray valves for restaurants. For more information call 954.345.2190. 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. And don t forget to like the city at cityofcoralsprings and follow us on Instagram and Twitter coralspringsfl. Parkland News I PARKLAND MAYOR MICHAEL UDINE hope everyone is enjoying their summers. While things may seem quiet around City Hall our staff is busy working on various projects and preparing our budget for the upcoming year. As we plan for the future it is interesting to reflect on how much we have accomplished so far this year. Here are some highlights. Parkland started the new year by assuming operations of the Parkland Recreation and Enrichment Center (P-REC) at Pine Trails Park. is facility formerly known as the Community Center has undergone a makeover and looks brand-new. e reason the city began operating the P-REC was to provide you with a wider variety of fitness and enrichment options. Now there are nearly 50 program offerings. Plus members can take advantage of the fitness equipment of Athletic Republic--an elite personal training center housed at the center. As if a 24 000-square-foot indoor facility wasn t enough the commissioners and I broke ground on a new state-of-the art tennis facility at Quigley Park in March. is full-scale renovation of the park will include 12 clay courts canopy shades between courts a center court for tournament play complete with grandstand bleachers and a 4 200-square-foot clubhouse. Soon we ll have the pleasure of another grand opening ceremony this time for our renovated interactive splash pad at Liberty Park. We re upgrading all the splash pad features to make Liberty Park an even better experience for our residents. Beyond our facilities we also take pride in offering a variety of events to our residents. In February we held our unique Passport to Parkland event at City Hall and showcased our city and all of its equipment personnel and safety features. Afterward I went straight to Terramar Park for one of my favorite parts of being mayor throwing out the first pitch and declaring Play ball to start another season of Parkland Little League. More recently it s been graduations and promotion ceremonies galore. Congrats to all of our students and their families. 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 JULY 2016 12 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM MODEL HOME PARK COMING SOON FROM THE UPPER 400s Amazing 55 resort-style living 24 000 Sq. Ft. Lifestyle Center Grand Ballroom Fitness Studio Two Pools with Cabanas Tennis Courts Putting Green and much much more Future 24 000 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 JULY 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 securing our safety E Sheriff Scott Israel is a 32-year veteran of law enforcement. His leadership and experience earned him the support of Broward County residents and in January 2013 he became the 16th elected sheriff of Broward County. He can be reached at ask_the_ sheriff veryone deserves a second chance. As individuals we undoubtedly will make mistakes but it s how we learn from those mistakes that determines our resolve and shapes the remainder of our lives. Yet for individuals attempting to re-enter society after a stint in prison those second chances are fraught with pitfalls obstacles and temptation. Each year the state of Florida releases nearly 2 500 inmates that return to Broward County. Most come from disadvantaged backgrounds and many are undereducated--reading at just a sixth-grade level. With few skills and often without solid family support nearly two out of every three will reoffend leading to a vicious cycle of incarceration that results in repeated victimization damaged communities and increased costs for taxpayers. Recently BSO launched the inmate re-entry portal in partnership with the Florida Department of Corrections and the Broward Re-Entry Coalition which provides released inmates with access to community services such as housing employment transportation and health care in order to ease the transition back into society. By providing these services we are helping reduce crime by preventing the re-arrest of released inmates by as much as 50 percent while assisting offenders in supporting their families paying taxes and becoming productive law-abiding citizens. e program also has the added impact of saving money for taxpayers who reducing crime through second chances shell out a staggering 118 per day to keep each offender incarcerated. It is already producing results. Take Carlos H. for example who has been a part of the program since February. He s been in this position of transition before only to find himself quickly reoffending. With the help of the program Carlos has received assistance in putting food on his table finding a place to sleep accessing transportation and securing gainful employment. I can t tell you enough what this is doing for me Carlos says. I feel like it s giving me the best chance of coming back into society and succeeding. I feel blessed. e portal is the latest tool in BSO s progressive community policing model. Over the past three years BSO has instituted forward-thinking initiatives that have successfully tackled the most pressing law enforcement issues in the county. Since I became sheriff in 2013 violent crime is down 18 percent and burglaries have plummeted by 42 percent. While I m proud of these achievements I have maintained that BSO is much more than just a law enforcement agency we are part of the community. ough enforcing the law and catching bad guys will always remain a major part of what we do I have made it a priority to change BSO s culture from reactive to proactive. e portal is the logical next step in the evolution of law enforcement at BSO--and one that will continue to make Broward a safer and more united community. Now Open in Parkland Schedule a personal tour today Offering Infant Toddler Preschool & VPK Programs Open7a.m.to6p.m. STEAMSummerCamp AcademicSTEAMCurriculum SmartBoards ComputersandiPads SensoryPlay EnrichmentProgram andGardening State-of-the-ArtFacilitywithSurveillance CamerasandSecuredDoorAccessforSafety ConvenientlylocatednearCoralSprings WestBocaRatonandCoconutCreek License No. 46774 954.688.9398 7505 N. State Road 7 PaRklaNd Fl 33073 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 15 LOCATIONS CORAL SPRINGS AQUATIC COMPLEX 12441 Royal Palm Blvd. Parkland 954.345.2121 CORAL SPRINGS MUSEUM OF ART 2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs 954.340.5000 CORAL SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER AT SARTORY HALL 10150 NW 29th St. Coral Springs 954.345.2209 EQUESTRIAN CENTER AT TEMPLE PARK 8350 Ranch Road Parkland 954.757.4105 PAINTING WITH A TWIST 720 Riverside Drive Coral Springs 954.532.8587 coral springs 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 ADULT COLORING BOOK ART What Coloring is a great way to decompress and let your mind wander. Come out for a creative morning with your neighbors and experience soothing music and light snacks. To register visit library or call 954.757.4207. When July 12 10 30 a.m. to noon Where Parkland Library Cost Free 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 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 BOOK N COOKIN What Experience a reading from Robert Munsch s classic book Stephanie s Ponytail followed by high-energy exercises. Children ages 6 and up will learn all about teamwork and how to make healthy snacks. To register visit library. When July 11 2 to 3 p.m. Where Parkland Library Cost Free PAINTING WITH A TWIST KIDZ CAMP What This local art studio is hosting a series of single-day art camps this month. Each threehour session will include a lesson about a featured artist a full painting class and snacks. When Weekdays July 11-22 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 5 p.m. Where Painting with a Twist Coral Springs Cost 45 per session SUMMER READING CLUB What Children up to fifth grade can earn prizes for reading this summer. Each child will log his or her progress. The more books they read the more prizes they will receive. All members will receive a goody bag. To register call 954.757.4207. When Through Aug. 9 Where Parkland Library Cost Free Parkland Library card required to register 16 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 35 Years of Experience Fighting Insurance Companies INJURED NO Fees or Costs If NO Recovery Hablamos Espa ol Auto Bike Boat and Pedestrian Accidents Motorcycle Nursing Home Neglect Trip or Slip and Fall FAMILY FUNDAY What Explore the museum and create art projects with your family. This month s festive project design will focus on fireworks. When July 9 at 3 p.m. Where Coral Springs Museum of Art Cost 5 EATS N BEATS What Sing and dance with your neighbors at this family-friendly concert featuring Classic Rock Therapy (CRT) and Jimmy Stowe & the Stowaways. Food truck fare will be available for purchase. For more information visit eb or call 954.757.4105. When July 16 5 30 to 9 30 p.m. Where Pine Trails Park Amphitheater Cost Free DRIVE-IN FAMILY MOVIE What Treat your family to a cozy evening in the car Experience a movie screen that sits three stories high while transmitting sound through your FM radio. Cars golf carts and bicycles welcome. When July 23 8 to 10 p.m. Where Equestrian Center at Temple Park Cost Free 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) 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 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 crocheting. This 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 STRETCH AND FLEX What This class offers lower impact range of motion in shallow waters to support the body and reduce the risk of muscle or joint injury. When Mondays and Wednesdays 8 30 to 9 30 a.m. Where Coral Springs Aquatic Complex Cost 3 per class 30 for 12 classes When Mondays Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 to 3 p.m. Where Senior Center at Sartory Hall Cost Free FUNCTIONAL FITNESS What This class is aimed to help improve balance strength and all-around fitness. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 17 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 around town SAY CHEESE dentistry from the heart Coral Springs Dental Associates [730 Riverside Drive] recently provided free dental care to more than 120 people. The event was a success and it was very gratifying to be able to help and serve our community says Daniela Atencio the practice s general manager. Participating dentists included Drs. Diego Azar James Kerns Nathalie Vera Anoushirvan Baghaei and Brent Herbert who were assisted by around 30 volunteers. 18 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 around town BE MINDFUL silent peace walk On Aug. 6 join the city for a silent walk through the International Peace Garden at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts [2855 Coral Springs Drive] hosted by the Coral Springs Multicultural Advisory Committee and One Planet United. Participants will walk in silence for 20 minutes while holding thoughts of peace followed by coffee and conversation. The walk will start at 7 a.m. For more information visit SUPPORT GROUP better breathers club On July 20 at 1 30 p.m. the American Lung Association s Better Breathers Club is welcoming support groups for individuals with COPD pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer and their caregivers to learn ways to cope with lung disease. Led by a trained facilitator this event offers support from people in similar situations. The group meets every third Wednesday of each month at the Community Education Center in Coral Springs [3100 Coral Hills Drive]. For more information call 954.524.4657. GIVING BACK mayor s top teen 2016 Shaina Agami was recently honored with the Parkland Mayor s Top Teen Award. Shaina is the Gold Star Sister of Spc. Daniel Agami who was killed in Iraq in 2007. She donated literature about the Army s 1-26 Infantry unit in which her brother served along with the DVD A Call to Serve. She also spoke at the library s Memorial Day event to honor families of the fallen. WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 19 around town WRITE ON IRS TAX RESOLUTION REAL ESTATE CLOSINGS PERSONAL INJURY COMMERCIAL LITIGATION 35 years of combined legal experience representing individuals small and large businesses and Fortune 500 companies throughout the State of Florida and nationwide teen writers mini-camp CALL NOW FOR A FREE CONSULTATION Attorney Neville Leslie This is a learning opportunity for teens looking to improve their writing skills. The two-part workshop led by Jodi Turchin will focus on plotting and creating realistic characters. On Tuesday July 19 participants will engage in a young-adult novel activity and learn how to fill out a plot clock. On Wednesday July 20 the lesson will cover everything from titling their novel to developing character traits. Turchin will lead a discussion about existing characters in film and literature as well. Both classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Parkland Library [6620 N. University Drive]. 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Suite 212 Tamarac FL 33321 877.776.8400 Se Habla Espa ol Claudia Storfer BA MA CMF Executive Director CONGRATULATIONS 14th annual cappies Local theater students took home awards from the recent Cappies Gala held at the AuRene Theater at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. Congratulations to J.P. Taravella High School s Kevin Cruz-Capella and Hagan Oliveras who won for their performances in Hotel Paradiso and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School s Kayla Goldfarb Michaela Bajic Kelly Blauschild Lee Alhanti John Barnitt and Bridget Foley who won various honors for their involvement with Shrek. 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MEMBERSHIPS Silver 299 Gold 349 Platinum 399 REPAIR INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE TUNE UP INSTALLAT FREE ESTIMATES 954.470.8488 WWW.GLOBEACSERVICES.COM Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured Carlie Craig 22 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 LAUGH OUT LOUD By Elyssa Schwartz Photos by Dana Patrick and Shawn Adeli Coral Springs comedy queen makes an impression Most people only have one chance to make a first impression. But it s quite the contrary for 24-year-old Carlie Craig who typically makes second third fourth--and many more impressions on a given night. e Coral Springs native is an improviser and impressionist pursuing her dreams in Los Angeles--one of which recently came to fruition when she appeared on a USA Network show. Craig voted the class clown of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School s Class of 2009 moved to LA just 10 days after she graduated PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 from Florida State University. After gaining experience at a production company she took on a behind-the-scenes role with YouTube celeb Todrick Hall. Her ability to capture celebrity voices and traits eventually earned her a spot in videos three international tours and Hall s docuseries on MTV. I ll sit and watch hours of interviews and try to get the voice down first. en I add physicality pop culture references and jokes Craig says. I ll do it over and over again. With a r sum that racks up a diverse list of WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 23 titles including character performer actor singer director and producer it wasn t long before Craig took to social media to showcase her own talents. Her claim to fame came in the form of a YouTube video she posted in January that has since garnered nearly 700 000 views. e petite blonde dressed up--wigs makeup and all--and impersonated pop culture icons such as Emma Stone Ariana Grande Kristin Chenoweth Shakira Gwen Stefani and Lorde. Shortly after she posted the video she received a serendipitous phone call regarding a show for which she auditioned. Craig had scored a spot on the USA Network comedy series First Impressions which debuted this summer. e show hosted by Freddie Prinze Jr. and featuring Saturday Night Live alum Dana Carvey challenges amateur celebrity impressionists against one another for a chance to win 10 000. I auditioned in November with 16 different impressions Craig says. e day of filming was a blur for Craig. She confesses to being starstruck when it came to meeting Carvey who sat next to her at the hair and makeup station. I was so flustered after talking to [Carvey] for just 15 minutes Craig says From there they whisked me away to an interview station and then immediately brought me onstage. It threw me for a whirlwind. Although she was on cloud nine her focus returned once she hit the stage. It was the perfect theater. It was kind of off the beaten path in Los Angeles. It was an intimate setting which I thrive in says Craig whose episode aired in late May. I had the time of my life. Although Craig did not walk out with the monetary grand prize she feels the opportunity to showcase her talents and work side by side with the likes of Carvey and Prinze was invaluable. I was now a name and a face to someone I grew up watching Craig says referring to Carvey. I was floating regardless of the fact that I didn t win the 10 000. I was the happiest person alive that day. ere was nothing that could stop me. Looking back Craig divulges the only thing she would change would be the impressions she chose to perform. I wasn t hard on myself at all but the audience was a lot older and more mature than I thought. I think if I catered a little more to the demographic I may have won but I have no regrets Craig says adding that she would have traded in her Iggy Azalea impression (although she rocked it ) for Britney Spears. Born and raised in Coral Springs Craig credits her success to the support of her family along with two of her mentors Cynthia O Brien of Next Step Broadway and Melody Herzfeld who runs the drama program at Douglas. I was super-proud to represent my city. It s that town that really shaped me as a performer says Craig who started performing when she was just 7 years old at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts. ose who have met her can attest that Craig is a walking talking smiley face. And soon she ll wear the comedy crown every week on e CW s resurrection of the classic sketch-comedy show Mad TV. is summer catch her on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. she ll be doing impressions of celebs you know and love as well as performing original characters. It s my first network television experience ever. I m going into this completely blind says Craig the youngest member of the eight-person cast. I m going to figure it out as I go. It ll be a journey for sure. Extras with Carlie WHAT DID YOU DO AFTER FILMING FIRST IMPRESSIONS I floated home and cuddled with my dog. I probably baked some cookies too. WHAT WAS YOUR WATCH PARTY LIKE It was incredible. My friend Shawn had me and the gang over. It was a bunch of friends from all different pockets of my life coming under one roof to watch the show. I felt very special. He made cupcakes and sangria and had a huge confetti cannon. HOW WAS MEETING 90S HEARTTHROB FREDDIE PRINZE JR. He was the absolute sweetest--such a doll. He was crouched down sitting by the couch during breaks asking me how I was doing. When the credits were rolling he gave me a high-five. It s like I don t even need an acting reel anymore because what else do I need other than that WHAT IS YOUR PRE-SHOW RITUAL I love to get my nails done. It makes me feel like I m Ariana Grande and embracing her femininity. I ll buy a fake pair of eyelashes or get a cute new pair of earrings. I do everything that makes me feel confident. It s like prepping for the SATs and getting all of your ducks in a row and making yourself feel like a rock star. HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR OUTFIT FOR THE SHOW I pulled out one of my favorite skirts that I wear when I perform Ariana Grande. The top that I wore was kind of my signature look. I wanted to feel super-comfortable and 100-percent myself. I m sure the boys didn t put a lot of thought into [their outfits]. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE PERSON TO IMPERSONATE I love impersonating Ariana Grande for obvious reasons. She s such a cute little character and comes naturally to me because we re the same size and both come from South Florida I love her singing voice and it comes more naturally than other impressions like Ellie Goulding. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP I really admire people like Adam Sandler and Chelsea Handler. They have a group of friends that they take care of. I want to be in a position where I can produce movies and TV shows that are funny will change the world and make people happy and to do it with my best friends who are extremely talented. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 24 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM I was the happiest person alive that day. that could stop me. ere was nothing Brandon Kaminer junior pitcher 26 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM champs By Elyssa Schwartz Photos by Seeking Smiles Photography state THE DOUGLAS EAGLES WIN THEIR FIRST STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP The 9A state champions posed with title trophy after rushing the field to celebrate their big win. I n May Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School s baseball team (26-2) won the Class 9A state title with a 3-0 victory over defending champ Columbus High. After years of collecting district titles the team s state championship is the first in the school s 26year history. e triumph at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers came as no surprise to fans as the Douglas Eagles had been ranked No. 1 for multiple weeks on Perfect Game USA s list of top 50 high school teams. e team was also ranked high by Baseball America USA Today and MaxPreps. at weekend Eagles fans took to social media to show their support. e team s Facebook page flooded with comments and even received kudos from the school s first head coach Fred Michael who coached the team from 1990 to 1997. e team was also saluted by Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo a Parkland native and former Douglas baseball player who tweeted Unbelievable moment for the SDEagleBaseball team ... bringing home the 1st state title in the school s history ... way to go boys EaglePride to his more than 266 000 Twitter followers. is year marks Todd Fitzgerald s fifth year coaching at Douglas. In a postgame press conference he credited the team s strong bond in addition to their defensive strategy for a portion of its success. e chemistry is so good on our team he said. ey do everything together. Fitzgerald admits that after his previous 16-year stint coaching at another school transitioning to Douglas was the best thing that s ever happened to him. Sometimes change is good he says. I ve had these guys since they were babies--when they came in as freshmen. ose guys that are seniors are going to leave our program better men than they are anything else when they graduate. at s our goal as a coaching staff. Not only is it about the game of baseball but it s about life lessons. e team s reaction to their victorious season was priceless. Team members latched on to the trophy for a quick photo op before breaking out into boisterous chanting and parading it in front of the crowd. Now after participating in the regional finals for the last three years Douglas joins Cypress Bay Nova Fort Lauderdale and Flanagan in bringing a state championship trophy back to Broward County. e resiliency these guys show ... I d go to war with these guys any day of the week and they know it Fitzgerald says. I coach them as hard as I can. Sometimes they don t like it but they know that I love them and so does our coaching staff. We re family and that s what we preach all year long. Above Ivan Nunez senior third baseman Below Kyle Shay senior outfielder PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 27 GET OUT(SIDE) A LACK OF TRAVEL PLANS MEANS MORE TIME FOR FAMILY FUN By Elyssa Schwartz I t s the last full month of summer break and the countdown to the classroom has begun. What better way to cap off the season than an impromptu Floridian adventure for the whole family If you didn t have the chance to get away this summer any of these activities which are conveniently located in our own backyard will make a great alternative. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 28 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 29 The Great Escape If you re looking for something out of the ordinary try Breakout Florida. For one hour you and your team of up to six people will be locked inside a room and faced with solving a series of puzzles and mysteries in order to escape. Feel like your crew can crack the code Try one of the family-friendly escape-room scenarios Thomas Edison the Last Invention or The Mystery of Clarence Earl Gideon. Admission is 30 per person group rates available starting at three people per party. 664 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd. 954.696.1095 Easy Excursion If you re looking for a real wildlife adventure take a mini road trip (a less than twohour drive) to Big Cypress National Preserve where you can venture though the preserve s 10-mile trail in the swamplands by foot bicycle kayak or canoe. Keep your eyes peeled for gators--and Florida panthers 33100 Tamiami Trail E. Ochopee 239.695.2000 bicy What s SUP Dude Stand-up paddleboarding has surged in popularity over the last few years. With a family-friendly approach Chelsea Loder owner of What s SUP Paddleboarding has set up a permanent weekend dwelling at Quiet Waters Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. After a quick lesson guests are encouraged to paddle at their own pace. Board rentals are 25 for 90 minutes. If you re looking for something to do during the week take the family to experience an off-site group-paddling event such as a sunrise tour full-moon paddle or even a SUP yoga session. Quiet Waters Park 401 S. Powerline Road Deerfield Beach 386.262.0125 30 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 Explore the Ocean Why limit yourself to above-the-surface experiences The snorkeling lagoon at Peanut Island is an ideal spot for families to swim along the Intracoastal Waterway and observe the shallow-water reef habitat. Visit the refreshing waters of this Lake Worth lagoon on weekdays (when it s less crowded) from 9 15 a.m. to 4 45 p.m. After the school year begins the swimming areas will only be guarded on the weekends. If you don t have a boat take the Peanut Island Ferry for 10 per person (cash only) round-trip. 6500 Peanut Island Road West Palm Beach 561.845.4445 parks peanutisland Ditch the Drive Cars aren t allowed beyond the visitor center at the Shark Valley entrance to Everglades National Park. And if you re used to experiencing the Everglades via airboat ditch that motor too. Hit the trail with a rental bike from the gateway kiosk for a scenic 15-mile loop amid a variety of plants and animals. Biking the road takes an average of 2 to 3 hours. Don t forget to wear a helmet--and steer clear of alligators Shark Valley Visitor Center 36000 SW Eighth St. Miami 305.242.7700 ever Beach Bubble Ever wonder how it would feel to play inside of a hamster ball Well now you can and Hollywood Beach Bubble is upping the ante by adding water to the mix. Participants step inside an inflatable bubble on the shore and run toward the ocean for a 20-minute float session where they are encouraged to relax jump around dry snorkel-- whatever--until they re pulled in by a heavy-duty tethered rope attached to the shore. Select a sunrise session between 7 and 8 40 a.m. or a sunset session from 6 to 8 p.m. Bubbles can hold up to four people and range from 25- 75 per 20-minute session. Locations vary depending on time of day. 305.879.5310 PHOTO BY JACQUELINE EDEN If your schedule is really tight this summer the local activity landscape in Parkland and Coral Springs is quite vast. If you have a few free hours visit any of the cities combined 18 community parks and four nature preserves for a leisurely walk or family affair. Many of the parks have grills and pavilions for picnics. For more information contact the Coral Springs Parks and Recreation Department at 954.345.2200 or the City of Parkland Parks and Recreation Department at 954.757.4105. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 31 sports family ADVENTURE By Michelle F. Solomon hen the Popkin family travels together the agenda is something everyone agrees on ere has to be a big dose of sport and adventure. Last Christmas break for example the family skied in Utah and the summer before they hiked and went whitewater rafting. We always make sure that we do physical things [on vacation] Jennifer says. Adds Greg her husband We like to be active and on the move. eir daughters Rachel and Jessica say that their parents insistence on exploration and active trips led them to participate in sports. Rachel 18 played goalie for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School s water polo team for three years until she graduated in June. She first joined the swim team but says she was encouraged by her friends to try water polo. As soon as she showed them her softball pitching arm and her lack of fear of things being thrown at her head they started her as goalie Jennifer says. Rachel will attend the University of Central Florida this summer as part of the STEM (Science Technology seekers e Popkin family isn t run-of-the-mill when it comes to their favorite sports W Engineering and Math) program before enrolling full time at the Orlando university. She says she s unsure about pursuing sports in college but may return to playing softball. I was a pitcher and I played first base she explains. Her love of softball can be credited to her father who coached both his daughters teams when they were younger. It was a lot easier then but when they got older there wasn t much of an opportunity to coach them like I used to says Greg who now doesn t miss a Wednesday night playing with the City of Boca Raton Men s Softball League. But we are absolutely together at all of the girls events. Jessica 15 who will be a sophomore at Douglas in the fall credits her parents participation and interest in sports to her own desire to be involved in group athletics. You get a great community of people and develop friendships she says. And having my father as the coach made me want to do my best--it was my motivation. Rachel is also part of the performing dance team for DTC (Dance eatre at Parkland) which has been selected to appear at Disney Springs and in the Macy s anksgiving Day Parade. She says it s as athletic as any other sport. You have to have a lot of dedication and be committed she says adding that she prefers performing rather than being part of the dance competition teams. I love dancing and I just want to perform and not worry about being judged on everything I do. While she dedicates six to seven hours a week to dance rehearsal Rachel works out with her mother at PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 32 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM The Popkin family whitewater rafting in Colorado last summer below Greg Jennifer Jessica and Rachel skiing in Utah Crunch Fitness to keep in shape. e workout warrior of the family however is Greg who says he s up five days a week at 5 15 a.m. to train in eight-week Warrior Challenges at Fit Bodies in Coral Springs. It s personal goals--even if it s five seconds faster than I did the last time. If I don t have a goal I struggle he says. For the Popkins living in Parkland is the perfect environment for being an active family. We moved back to Parkland from Tampa after being in Atlanta says Greg. at was part of the deal echoes Jennifer that if we came back to South Florida we would have to live in Parkland. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 33 coral springs history Back-to-school marketing brochures for Coral Springs in the 60s boasted that there were excellent new schools available in neighboring towns with regular school bus service. SUMMER IN THE 60S ince the city of Coral Springs was incorporated during the summertime ( July 1963 to be exact) it s only fitting to reminisce on the interesting stories from the city s first few years. In the spirit of the season I m eager to resurface fun factoids and random tidbits for your reading pleasure. Independence Day While it might have been normal for cities to make a fuss out of the national holiday Coral Springs residents were applauding a different milestone on July 4 1966. Royal Palm Boulevard was shut down to celebrate its extension into Margate. is would alleviate a trip down Wiles Road to 441 for access to gas stations and grocery stores and hopefully reduce speeding. A drawing for a free lot in Coral Springs followed the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Animal Sightings ere were reports of water moccasins on Broken Woods Golf Course alligators in swimming pools and ongoing sightings of deer wildcats and even a panther. One summer a wild pig bit a resident and the animal had to be quarantined for two weeks. For residents who commuted via Sample Road it was normal to cross a nearby rancher s white bull standing in the middle of the street. Recognized by police as livestock on highway the bull was never apprehended. S By Wendy Wangberg City Historian of Coral Springs Camping In the summer of 1968 one Boy Scout got lost for a day and a scorpion bit another. During this time the police force had to contend with Boy Scout camping trips in the wilds of Royal Palm Boulevard and Riverside Drive. Incidents and Crime Other summer incidents involved five teenagers sniffing glue near the Covered Bridge kids with BB guns on the bridge and people riding horses across residents lawns. ere were also numerous complaints about street signs being turned the wrong way by youngsters which led to police escorts for prospective residents looking at model homes. roughout the 60s officers responded to occasional calls about prowlers hot rod racing and domestic incidents including administering first aid to a resident who cut her leg while shaving. Back to School As students commuted to Coconut Creek and Margate (there were no schools in Coral Springs until 1971) there were entries by police officers for rowdiness on school buses which included one student who boarded with a dog. 34 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 At we re experts at connecting people and businesses to the financial solutions they need to get ahead. ATTENTION Real Estate Professionals Mortgage Loan Officers Tax Preparers Financial Advisors... Turnkey Business-in-a-Box Financial Solutions for Your Business. 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With that said it s important to come up with a Plan A B and C to keep the kiddos happy for a stress-free journey. Here are five tips to successfully travel with your kids 1. e destination. Explore maps read a book watch a short film or make a local dish to get your children excited about the sights FIVE TIPS FOR PEACEFUL FAMILY VACATIONS BY PLANE TRAIN OR AUTOMOBILE By Tonya Evans sounds and tastes that they will experience. 2. Surprise. After your kids pack their carry-ons sneak in a surprise gift when they re not looking. It can be something simple like a new doll portable board game or an iTunes gift card so they can upload new apps along the way. 3. Log it. Introduce a travel journal. Older kids can write captions with their photos and little ones can create photo journals using disposable cameras to capture their special memories during the trip. 4. Have it their way. Let your children work together to build their own itinerary. Giving them the opportunity to select what the family will see and do will give them a sense of responsibility. 5. Pack snacks. Together pack small collapsible coolers for their personal use. Fill them with drinks and their favorite healthy snacks--the perfect solution for voracious appetites. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 36 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Keep your knees and hips moving. RICHARD ZAVOYSKI Orthopedic Surgeon Hip Knee Replacement PAUL I. MELI Orthopedic Surgeon Knee Shoulder AYISHA LIVINGSTONE Orthopedic Surgeon Hand & Upper Extremity MIRYLSA C LON Orthopedic Surgeon Foot Ankle and Lower Extremity FORMERLY MELI ORTHOPEDIC CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE M. 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Save yourself with this season s ultimate fuel WTRMLN WTR ink coconut water but better--fewer calories and more electrolytes. What does this mean for you is all-natural cold-pressed juice (which tastes as if you re drinking from a straw stuck straight into a watermelon) delivers 740 mg of potassium per bottle (double that of a banana) to help lower blood pressure and restore electrolytes and 520 mg of L-Citrulline to help repair sore muscles. switch it up this summer PHOTO BY EVELYN ROBLES JUST FOR MOM If your big kids are at camp while you re on baby patrol there s a workout for you Grab your mommy friends and head to Fusion Fitness and O2 Yoga for a tushie-tightening baby-wearing barre class. I had the pleasure of strapping on a pseudo-baby to participate in the class and it was awesome Expect a low-impact (but challenging) workout targeting your thighs calves glutes arms and abs. 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Solomon Photography by Evelyn Robles SCARFONE S GOES SOUTHERN WITH BIG ROOSTER S Loaded cornbread 44 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 A fter 10 years of serving pizza pasta and wings Danny Scarfone has turned his popular Coral Springs restaurant Scarfone s into a country-cooking down-home Southernstyle restaurant. If it seems like he s gone in an entirely different direction it s because he has. But that s exactly what the chef and owner wanted to do with his newly opened Big Rooster s Southern Table. e family is involved in the business. Danny s wife Angie and son Danny Jr. 23 help run the restaurant younger son Carmine 18 is off to Colgate University this fall to play football. Sure Scarfone s was known for making some of the best Italian food in Coral Springs but as Angie says ere s a pizza place on just about every corner here. e Parkland family had frequented Yardbird Southern Table & Bar known in Miami Beach and Las Vegas for its fun vibe and dedication to the joys of country cooking. And since a Southern-infused menu would be unlike anything Parkland and Coral Springs had seen before Scarfone says it was an idea waiting to happen. After eight months in the works Scarfone s has been fully transformed into Big Rooster s Southern Table with an entirely new interior and a big bold Southern menu. (No worries for loyal Scarfone s fans a Scarfone s Express is located inside Big Rooster s offering a limited Italian to-go menu of wings pizza and salad. ere s also a full-service Scarfone s on Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors.) As soon as we were seated instead of presenting the usual restaurant bread basket our waiter welcomed us with Big Rooster s pork rinds made in house. To wash them down our server suggested I try one of the craft cocktails the Apple Butter Bramble made with Jack Daniel s whiskey lime juice maple syrup and apple butter jam and served in a Mason jar. It was buttery of course and comforting--reminiscent of a drink best-served at a fall festival or hayride. Our table of three was encouraged to split a few small plates and shares for our appetizers. Loaded cornbread arrived in a black skillet. Most Southern skillet cornbread is traditionally cooked with lard but this version is cooked with bacon adding a savory flavor to the otherwise sweet dinner muffin. Fried green tomatoes were presented with a pimento cheese spread red tomatoes and a small crisp of apple-cider bacon. e coating on the tomatoes was panko-style which ensured that they remained firm. But the must-try appetizer is the Colossal Southern pretzel which arrives on a raised pizza stone (maybe a leftover from Danny Scarfone Jr. with executive chef and best friend Jason Carty Warm Brie salad Scarfone s but inventive to say the least). e giant pretzel comes with a twist sides for smearing and dipping including homemade mustard mashed potatoes pulled pork and a deliciously creamy macaroni and cheese. For the main dishes one of my dining companions ordered the Fresh Apple Glazed Salmon topped with caramelized apples and apple chutney. e other chose the Pretzel Crusted Chicken a different approach to Southern fried chicken served with a homemade Dijon cream sauce. I opted for the baby back ribs which were tender and juicy with barbecue sauce that was tangy sweet and spicy all at once. e interior of Big Rooster s is open and airy. Large booths have signature freestyle sayings written across the backs which along with an original mural were created by brother-and-sister graphic artists Brittany and Brandon Hubschman friends of the family who were classmates of Danny Jr. s at American Heritage School. e saying that stuck out to me the most Mind your own biscuits and life will be gravy. Colossal Southern pretzel Big Rooster s Southern Table Waterway Shoppes at Heron Bay 6240 Coral Ridge Drive 954.510.1099 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 45 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 restaurant guide Dining well is one of Life s great pleasures. We hope you ll make some fabulous restaurant discoveries on this page that you might not have known about or revisit some old favorites. Eat drink be merry and make each day a day to celebrate See full menus and reviews at BIG ROOSTER S SOUTHERN TABLE 6240 Coral Ridge Drive Coral Springs 954.510.1099 Sunday ursday 11 30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Saturday 11 30 a.m. to midnight Two years in the making Big Rooster s Southern Table has finally come to fruition is country-cooking down-home restaurant serves up Southern-style food with a twist. For starters try the Colossal Southern pretzel with mashed potatoes pulled pork and mac and cheese or go for the loaded cornbread a Southern rendition of a loaded nacho tower with all the fi xins. Wash it all down with a sweet tea mimosa. BRGR STOP 4301 Coconut Creek Parkway Coconut Creek 954.975.8459 Monday ursday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday noon to 10 p.m. Known for its craft burgers craft beer and funky foods Brgr Stop is a must-try. Its extensive menu includes items such as a peanut butter and jelly burger and Captain Crunch chicken fingers. Good thing there s always room for dessert--the restaurant s lengthy milkshake menu which includes a Little Debbie cupcake shake will leave you wanting to try them all. CIAO CUCINA & BAR e Promenade 4443 Lyons Road Coconut Creek 954.601.1234 Sunday Wednesday 11 30 a.m. to 9 30 p.m. ursday Saturday 11 30 a.m. to 11 p.m. is restaurant 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 take a selfie in front of. e menu has a Mediterranean flair offering pizza homemade pasta sustainably sourced locally caught seafood high-quality meats and seasonal vegetables from local farms. e Parmesan polenta fries are a must-try JAPANGO 7367 State Road 7 Parkland 954.345.4268 Lunch Monday Friday 11 30 a.m. to 2 30 p.m. Dinner Sunday ursday 5 to 10 p.m. Friday Saturday 5 to 11 p.m. Kevin Lee owner and executive chef of Japango specializes in sushi and Asian cuisine. Japango offers a unique menu (including vegan sushi items) and a complete Chinese food menu. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE JULY 2016 MOZART CAF 2049 N. University Drive Coral Springs 754.702.5383 Sunday ursday 8 30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday 8 30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 9 p.m. to midnight One of the newest food joints in town this kosher caf serves up fresh quality fare in a contemporary artistic atmosphere. e menu offers a selection of vibrant dishes such as avocado egg rolls and fresh salads along with a wide range of cultural dishes such as pizza gnocchi and falafel. e restaurant also serves smoothies and hosts a brunch buffet on Sundays. PAD THAI 5458 W. Sample Road Margate 954.977.8980 Monday Saturday 11 30 a.m. to 2 30 p.m. Dinner 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday 4 to 9 p.m. Pad ai serves only authentic ai cuisine. Its signature namesake dish pad thai is the most popular but the restaurant also offers excellent ai red or green curry a fresh hot spicy basil dish and pad prik khing ( ai chili paste saut ed with fresh green beans onion carrots and bell pepper). Lunch specials start at 7.95 and early bird specials for 8.95 includes soup or salad and hot tea. THE WHALE RAW BAR & FISH HOUSE 7619 N. State Road 7 Parkland 954.345.9190 Monday ursday 11 30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Saturday 11 30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday noon to 9 p.m. e Whale Raw Bar & Fish House offers an extensive menu of delicious sandwiches salads and seafood as well as a full raw bar menu. Customer favorites include local fish prepared in various styles such as the Killer Whale Style Mahi-Mahi Reuben New England Lobster Roll Steamed Clams Seafood Platter and more. e Whale Raw Bar also has a full liquor bar great happy hour specials and a children s menu. 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