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NOVEMBER 2016 MAKE IT FRESH AT THE FARMERS MARKET TENNIS EVERYONE LIL BIT COUNTRY PARKLAND S LIDDY CLARK HITS ALL THE RIGHT NOTES THE VOICE OF PARKLAND & CORAL SPRINGS PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 1 WINTER WEAR JUSTICE FOR GIRLS LANE BRYANT J. JILL NEW YORK & COMPANY LENSCRAFTERS OPTIQUE SOMA INTIMATES GYMBOREE VIVIAN AULD WHITE HOUSE BLACK MARKET BRIGHTON COLLECTIBLES CHARMING CHARLIE J DOUGLAS JEWELERS DSW SUNGLASS HUT APRICOT LANE CHICO S FRANCESCA S JOS. A. BANK FREE UPCOMING EVENTS HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING OCTOBER 31 6PM-9PM ST HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING NOVEMBER 19 TH PHOTOS WITH SANTA DECEMBER 4 11 18 TH CHANUKAH MENORAH LIGHTING DECEMBER 26TH TH TH SHOPPING 44 STORES & BOUTIQUES 12 RESTAURANTS DINING ENTERTAINMENT 2 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LOCATED AT THE CORNER OF LYONS & WILES RD. A LEED CERTIFIED DEVELOPMENT PROMENADECC PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 3 2015 California Closet Company Inc. 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Pompano Beach FL 33069 800.NEW.ROOF (639.7663) WWW.LATITE.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 5 CCC 1326510 contents November 2016 Volume 16 Issue 11 24 FEATURES LIL BIT COUNTRY Parkland s Liddy Clark is a rising star on the national music scene. 30 Find more than fresh vegetables at the Parkland Farmers Market. GETTING FRESH 32 10 14 16 18 20 28 e Parkland Tennis Center at Quigley Park opens to members. TENNIS EVERYONE DEPARTMENTS PUBLISHER S LETTER A greeting from Sandy Lechner A VIEW FROM THE TOP News from Coral Springs and Parkland DATEBOOK Events for everyone in your family AROUND TOWN Community highlights MESSAGE FROM THE SHERIFF e importance of community policing 34 36 38 40 41 42 44 46 48 50 HERE TO STAY Reilly Smith on finding an NHL home with the Florida Panthers MOMMY MOMENTS Teaching your kids about different holidays REAL ESTATE INSIGHTS Tax considerations for buyers and sellers FAMILY AFFAIRS Tips for stress-free holidays MOVE WITH MAX Adding exercise to your travel plans NUTRITION Healthy hacks for a leaner anksgiving On the cover Liddy Clark Photo by Maysa Askar On this page Liddy s debut single Painted By Numbers was picked up by Radio Disney Country and continues to receive airplay. She ll perform it at a concert benefi t for Feeding South Florida on Nov. 12 at Parkland s city amphitheater. BEAUTY Planning pre-vacation procedures DINING Our alternative RESTAURANT GUIDE Dishing up some of the best eateries SNAPSHOTS Special moments anksgiving guide 6 LMGFL.COM PET SPOTLIGHT Kitty corner Nelly PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 Award-winning 24 7 Pediatric Care Six-year-old Josh Garcia was born with spina bifida which occurs when the bones of the spine don t form properly around part of the spinal cord. He wasn t expected to live but after major surgery and an amputation he defied the odds. From the age of three months Josh has been going to the rehabilitation department at Broward Health Coral Springs where he s helped by a team of skilled professionals using state-of-the-art equipment. Now Josh is an inspiration. Thanks to his dedicated pediatric rehab team he s started kindergarten he swims and plays tennis and he couldn t be a happier more positive child. There s never a no Josh s mom Nidsa says of his team. They always say he can do it. And with their help he always can. To learn more call 954.344.3000 or visit pediatrics They didn t think he d live to take his first steps. Now we have him climbing stairs. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 7 parkland coral springs life PUBLISHER Sandy Lechner GROUP EDITOR Kevin Kaminski ASSISTANT EDITOR Alyssa Fisher ASSISTANT EDITOR Keren Moros COPY EDITOR Jason Davis CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea ART DIRECTOR Evelyn Robles GRAPHIC DESIGNER Thaddeus Jordan CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Skip Campbell Tonya Seavers Evans Scott Israel Jennifer Lagrotte David Levens Pamela Ofstein Max Pankow Michelle F. Solomon Michael Udine DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & EVENTS Jennifer Barb MARKETING COORDINATOR Estefania Marin ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS Lori Castle (lcastle Debra Curtis (dcurtis Georgette Evans (gevans Shari Glatter (sglatter Debby Gold (dgold Sue Goldstein (sgoldstein Egi Jonuzi (ejonuzi Jordan Knowles (jknowles Anna Rosenthal (arosenthal CHAIRMAN Gary Press Parkland Coral Springs Life Magazine 3511 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 Phone 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 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 9 Publisher s Letter DAWN OF A NEW ERA AT LIFE Dear Neighbors It is with great pride and enthusiasm that I take the helm of Parkland Coral Springs Life magazine. I am a Parkland resident an active triathlete husband of nearly 31 years father of two beautiful daughters a magazine publisher for over 30 years and now the publisher of Parkland Coral Springs Life the voice of your city. Over the next few months you ll notice some exciting changes and improvements to Life magazine including A new logo A new tagline e Voice of Parkland Coral Springs Expanded direct mail and in-location bulk distribution Professionally photographed covers featuring prominent and exciting community personalities More in-depth local coverage New columns More photos and coverage of local events New local contributing writers New staff members dedicated to Parkland and Coral Springs A Life magazine website A Life magazine Facebook page A weekly Life magazine email newsletter Exclusive monthly social and networking events A new Life magazine advisory board comprised of local community thought leaders Life magazine is and will continue to be the only dedicated city magazine in Parkland and Coral Springs committed to your city. Our team is made up of the most talented and experienced editorial creative and account management professionals in the market and in our industry. We will attend meetings and city events making us the only city magazine with meaningful editorial coverage of the people and issues that make life in your city so great and meaningful. Please feel free to contact me or any of our team members. Your honest feedback comments and ideas are vital to Life magazine s mission to be a world-class city magazine and our goal to be the Voice of Parkland Coral Springs. Hope to see you around town. With warm regards SANDY LECHNER PUBLISHER 10 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 11 12 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 Treating Fracture and Trauma Injuries M. LEE EBERSBERGER Orthopedic Surgeon Trauma Fracture Care PAUL I. MELI Orthopedic Surgeon Knee Shoulder AYISHA LIVINGSTONE Orthopedic Surgeon Hand & Upper Extremity RICHARD ZAVOYSKI Orthopedic Surgeon Hip Knee Replacement MIRYLSA COLON FORMERLY MELI ORTHOPEDIC CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE Orthopedic Surgeon Foot Ankle and Lower Extremity MARK MORAN Orthopedic Surgeon Pediatric and Scoliosis GAYAN POOVENDRAN Sports Medicine MINN SAING Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 13 a view from the top Coral Springs News CORAL SPRINGS MAYOR SKIP CAMPBELL will be voting on a penny sales surtax Nov. 8. Voters will see two questions on the ballot each asking for a half-penny sales tax increase in Broward County. One proposal asks for a half-cent increase to finance countywide transportation projects. e second is a half-cent surtax to fund municipal infrastructure projects throughout Broward s 31 cities. If both ballot items pass sales tax in the county would go from 6 cents to 7. To read about some of the proposed city projects visit Here at the city we pride ourselves on being good stewards of our taxpayers money. You might have noticed all of the construction--new fire stations a crime scene investigation building and a permanent home for our Safety Town program. All of these projects were funded by general obligation bonds and are on track. For more updates on these and other projects visit yourcityatwork. We have some exciting events coming to the ArtWalk. e Coral Springs Farmers Market returned last month and will continue through April. e market is open the second and fourth Sunday of the month 9 a.m. 1 p.m. (For exact dates visit On Nov. 13 the Coral Springs Community Redevelopment Agency hosts its Savor the Notes I jazz brunch in conjunction with the market. Grab a mimosa and enjoy this wonderful event. For details visit events. With the holidays approaching several events will get your entire family into the spirit. Downtown in December takes place at the ArtWalk on Dec. 10 5 10 p.m. Fun winter surprises including a chance of snow are predicted for the third year of this family favorite. en join us once again at our annual holiday parade Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. We will Light up the Night along Sample Road. For details visit holidayparade. If you haven t already visit bp to read about this year s initiatives in our business plan. And remember that you can make a difference by reporting non-emergency suspicious activity by calling the police department at 954.344.1800. If you would like to meet with me to discuss any city issues feel free to visit during my office hours the second Tuesday of every month from 4 to 6 p.m. at City Hall in the City Commission Office. To make an appointment please call 954.344.5911. Don t forget to like the city on Facebook (cityofcoralsprings) and follow us on Instagram and Twitter ( coralspringsfl). Parkland News PARKLAND MAYOR MICHAEL UDINE his will be my last column as mayor of Parkland. It has been my honor serving the residents of Parkland and I thank you for allowing me to do so. As your mayor I have represented you at functions spoken on your behalf at ceremonies and voted for initiatives that have helped Parkland. We have laughed together and cried together and through it all the city has flourished. roughout my term I have exercised my best judgment possible and voted with my conscience every time--the residents of Parkland deserve nothing less. Our city is a special place. I have a personal stake in its future as it s also where my wife and I are raising our three kids. Seeing more young families around town at the farmers market our parks and our schools reminds me of where we were 10 years ago and continues to drive me forward. It has also been fantastic working with the seniors at Aston Gardens and residents of all T ages throughout the city s growth. Parkland offers something for everyone. Perhaps my most cherished moments have been attending events with my family. When you sit where I have for the last 10 years you see things a bit differently. You attend an event not only to enjoy it but also to make sure other residents are enjoying it. To the residents of Parkland thank you for letting me sit in the center seat and contribute to the city we all love. As only the 11th mayor in Parkland s history I thank my fellow commissioners for their teamwork and dedicated service. ank you as well to city staff members for being the engine that makes the commission directives move forward strongly. As for the residents of Parkland with your family-first perspective and strong sense of hometown being your mayor has been a privilege I will forever wear with pride. So long for now. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 14 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 15 message from the sheriff touching lives making a 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 difference S hortly after I was elected sheriff I was invited to a local Boys & Girls Club to learn about it and the children it serves. During that visit I began playing basketball and closely interacting with one particular boy. As that Friday afternoon began to wind down I noticed the counselors collecting backpacks and then handing them back out to some kids in the gym. One of those was the youngster with whom I was playing basketball. I soon learned his backpack was loaded with food so he wouldn t go the full weekend without a decent meal. e food was the club s way to help these kids make it through the hardest of times. I was both moved and motivated by this gesture--and it reignited my mission to bring meaningful community policing to the Broward Sheriff s Office to help those in need. Community policing is a cornerstone of my law enforcement belief system. I learned from my late father and mentor Sonny Israel--a lifelong law enforcement officer--that the best way to protect the public is to build trust and respect by treating people as friends and neighbors. Fighting crime isn t only about catching bad guys. It starts by working hand-in-hand with the community as partners to prevent good kids from turning to a life of crime. Each day our deputies interact with our diverse community and listen to their concerns firsthand. In addition BSO plays an active role in scores of events for important organizations that help Broward s communities. ese interactions are exciting opportunities for law enforcement and residents to build connections to help find local solutions to local problems. We work to build community bridges that hadn t existed in the past. Our Community Outreach Team--a program recommended by the United States Department of Justice policing studies--helps us build dynamic relationships with those we serve. Our programs help connect the homeless and mentally ill to the social services they need. Our Uniting Broward initiative is already creating a transformational shift in community policing. And BSO also participates in countless neighborhood events ranging from food giveaways to youth sports programs. e results are an amazing success. Today residents are more at ease and bring matters to our attention instead of waiting for them to escalate. And community policing combined with intelligence-led law enforcement has caused local crime rates to fall. A recent countywide poll indicated Broward residents personally have good experiences with law enforcement. e most important number 85 percent of Broward residents said they have never had an unpleasant experience with law enforcement. BSO recently launched a new internal system to analyze community policing efforts. With this new tool we can now quantify the frequency of our efforts and measure the impact of daily encounters that don t involve any arrests or tickets. While I am proud of our community policing achievements we are still constantly working on ways to get even better. I m confident we will see more success for many years to come. 16 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 An Elective MRI CT or PET Can quite possibly save your life. No exercise Required Vip Preventive Medicine is the single most important decision you can make to save your life. 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University Drive Coral Springs 954.510.8300 VETERANS PARK 6620 University Drive Parkland 954.340.5000 CORAL SPRINGS CENTER FOR THE ARTS 2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs 954.344.5990 coralspringscenterforthe CORAL SPRINGS SENIOR CENTER AT SARTORY HALL 10150 NW 29th St. Coral Springs 954.345.2209 CORAL SPRINGS GYMNASIUM 2501 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs 954.345.2200 VETERANS DAY WHAT Attend a ceremony in honor of our country s veterans. WHEN Nov. 11 9 a.m. WHERE Veterans Park PARKLAND EQUESTRIAN COST Free CENTER 8350 Ranch Road SALUTE TO OUR HEROES 954.753.5040 WHAT Honor our country s veterans at a gala benefitting Peace and Life PINE TRAILS PARK for Veterans. 10555 Trails End WHEN Nov. 11 7 11 Parkland p.m. 954.757.4105 WHERE Hampton Inn Coconut Creek COST 100 CORAL GLADES HIGH SCHOOL 2700 Sportsplex Drive Coral Springs 754.322.1250 KIDS DAY OFF WHAT Send your kids back to camp this fall. For three days in November 8- to 11-year-olds can take part in sports ADULTS THE WALK ON WEDNESDAY FREE CONCERT SERIES WHAT Big City Dogs a rock and blues band will perform hits from 1960 through 2010. The week after Betty Padgett & Krush will play R&B disco Motown and classic rock. WHEN Nov. 16 and 30 6 9 p.m. WHERE The Walk of Coral Springs COST Free Springs KIDS tumbling arts and crafts academic improvement classes and more. WHEN Nov. 8 11 23 6 8 p.m. WHERE Veterans Building in Mullins Park COST 40 a day 5 optional pizza party SING ALONG WITH THE MUPPET MOVIE WHAT Jim Henson s classic comes to life with puppetry kiting and shadow acting. WHEN Nov. 12 2 p.m. WHERE Coral Springs Center for the Performing Arts COST 36 UNITOWN WHAT A weekend retreat for Coral Springs high school students focusing on leadership skills and diversity topics. Call 954.344.1063 for more information. WHEN Nov. 18 3 30 8 30 p.m. Nov. 19 9 a.m. 4 30 p.m. WHERE Coral Glades High COST 25 18 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 HAY RIDE WHAT Parkland residents can take a ride around town on a horse-drawn carriage. Afterward sing around the campfire and snack on s mores. WHEN Nov. 4 6 9 p.m. WHERE Parkland Equestrian Center COST Free FARMERS MARKET WHAT Shop for fresh organic food at the Parkland Farmers Market. WHEN Nov. 6 9 a.m. 1 p.m. every first and third Sunday until April 23 WHERE Parkland Equestrian Center COST Free FEED A FRIEND WHAT Donate canned food items at this month s Eats and Beats benefitting Feeding South Florida. Eat the the food trucks and jam to School of Rock Coral Springs. WHEN Nov. 12 5 30 9 30 p.m. WHERE Pine Trails Park Amphitheatre COST Free SENIORS STITCHING FOR CHARITY WHAT Make items to benefit charitable organizations such as those that provide clothing for needy mothers and infants or helmet liners for soldiers overseas. Bring your own supplies for either knitting or crocheting. The 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 10150 NW 29th St. COST Free TONERCIZE WHAT Exercise to music with an instructor. WHEN Tuesdays at 10 30 a.m. WHERE Senior Center at Sartory Hall COST Free STRETCH AND FLEX WHAT This class offers low-impact range-ofmotion exercises in shallow water to support the body and reduce the risk of muscle or joint injury. WHEN Mondays and Wednesdays 8 30 9 30 a.m. WHERE Coral Springs Aquatic Complex 12441 Royal Palm Blvd. COST 3 a class 30 for 12 classes LMGFL.COM 19 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 around town DONATE season of giving Help families in need by donating items to Coral Springs 28th annual THANKSforGIVING event. Since 1988 volunteers have made 5 470 baskets for local families and collected more than 114 000. The deadline is Nov. 4. Nonperishable products (such as canned yams canned green beans and mashed potatoes) may be dropped off at City Hall 9551 W. Sample Road City Hall in the Mall 9239 W. Atlantic Blvd. and Coral Springs Gymnasium 2501 Coral Springs Drive. You may also give money. All donated items are placed in baskets with a gift certificate for a turkey ham or main dish and distributed through local religious institutions to pre-selected families. 20 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 around town SAME QUALITY REPAIR . . . AT A FRACTION OF THE COST GOVERNMENT rock the vote BMWSURGEONS Engine Transmission Electrical System Air Conditioning We Will Beat All Other Prices For Fully Authorized BMW Service Cooling System Diagnostic Suspension Brakes BMW Certified Technicians REGULAR TIRES STARTING AT RUN FLAT TIRES 64 79 99 OIL SERVICE SPECIAL FULL SYNTHETIC OIL WITH FREE CAR WASH & VACUUM INCLUDING BRAKE PADS ROTOR SENSOR STARTING AT Tires Oil Change Alignment Intakes Chip Tuning Exhaust System Suspension Tuning Earlier this year both Parkland Mayor Michael Udine and Commissioner Christine Hunschofsky resigned from their positions prompting a special election to fill the remainder of their terms on Nov. 8 the same day as the presidential election. Both were required by state law to resign to run for other offices. Udine is running for Broward County Commission while Hunschofsky is running for Parkland mayor against Brian Rosaler. Kenneth Cutler and Geneva Love are in the race for the District 3 seat. Grace Solomon was elected unopposed for District 2 and Bob Mayersohn was elected unopposed for District 4. W I T H T H I S A D O NLY 205 55R16 STARTING AT 120 954.354.2403 1811 MEARS PKY. MARGATE FL 33063 FRONT OR REAR BRAKES 300 All Day Breakfast Anytime Lunch ...because life is too short to just nibble. 5369 Lyons Road Coconut Creek 33073 VOLUNTEER clean it up Coral Springs is looking for volunteers for Keep Coral Springs Beautiful an Adopt-A-Street program in partnership with Community Foundation of Broward. Volunteers will meet at assigned locations and work with team captains to freshen up different areas of the city. The clean-up is Nov. 12 from 9 to 11 15 a.m. Lunch will be provided and there will be raffles. To participate apply at volunteer call 954.346.4434 or email volunteer EATS (Winston Park Center - next to Publix just south of the Sawgrass) BAGEL & DELI 954.418.7100 Open 7 Days 6 30 am - 3 pm DINE IN TAKE OUT DELIVERY CATERING B G B TE new in town Monday thru Friday Only. Expires 11 30 16 Monday thru Friday Only. DINE IN & TAKE OUT ONLY. TAKE OUT ONLY. Limit 1 offer per person visit. Excludes specials & combos. With this coupon only. With coupon only. Not valid with other offers. Pretax. Not valid with other offers. Expires 11 30 16 BUY A DOZEN BAGELS GET 6 FREE 5 OFF PURCHASE 25 OR MORE Two restaurants opened in September. Tony B s Ristorante 7351 N. State Road 7 Parkland features classic Italian cuisine with a modern touch creating what owner Tony Brocco calls Italian fusion. Homestyle cooking (such as linguini rigatoni and gnocchi) and live music evoke the New York City supper clubs of the 1950s and 60s. Meanwhile 4 Rivers Smokehouse expanded to Coral Springs becoming its 13th Florida location. The counter-service barbecue joint features Texas-style meats (including beef brisket) homestyle sides and sweet treats at 2660 N University Drive. LMGFL.COM 21 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 around town PARKS on friendly terms After years of planning the Parkland-based Friendship Initiative is prepared to begin construction on an all-inclusive community park. Friendship Park currently named Terramar Park will begin its redesign by the end of the year. The park 6575 NW 76th Drive Parkland will include wide walkways for wheelchairs walkers and adaptive bicycles a sensory garden that engages the senses and a large fully adaptive modern playground. ON THE BALLOT a penny at work This November residents will vote on two 0.5 percent sales surtaxes (half a cent per dollar). Both must pass or both will fail. If both pass one half-cent surtax will fund Broward County transportation projects and the other will fund city infrastructure projects. Several Parkland improvement projects are eligible for funding by the city surtax including the design and construction of an East Marsh parking area Lox Road improvements the addition of streetlights on Hillsboro Boulevard and Pine Island Road installation of traffic lights at three intersections and construction on bike lanes. Coral Springs has an expansive list of proposed projects including improvements to nearly all parks and athletic centers a 20-year captial plan for the Center of the Arts new law enforcement technology and more. The combined one-penny sales surtax will fund projects such as improvements to pipes and treatment plants drainage improvements that will improve street flooding enhancement of transportation options and traffic signal synchronization throughout the county. To view the ballot questions and county projects visit 22 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 23 Country singersongwriter Liddy Clark. Photos by Maysa Askar courtesy of the Clarks. 24 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 25 here s a hint of the South in the way Liddy Clark speaks. She was born in Dallas but her family moved to Parkland when she was 6 years old. Texas is my home state but Florida is where I ve spent most of my life. I grew up here says the 18-yearold. But Texas definitely draws me to country music. Southern country is in her blood and songwriting is in her DNA. Her cousin Drew Womack has written nine songs on the Billboard Top 10 country charts including Kenny Chesney s first No. 1 hit She s Got It All. Now Liddy Clark s debut single Painted By Numbers is getting some notice. In September the song was picked up by Radio Disney Country and continues to get airplay. Liddy s mother Shana was surprised when she learned her daughter had singing talent and even more astonished when Liddy began writing her own songs. My husband and I had no idea she could sing. She was in second grade and she told us she was going T one that was feeling insecure and doubtful about myself when I was 16. She ll perform the song live at a concert benefit for Feeding South Florida on Nov. 12 at Parkland s city amphitheater. I love performing she says but it s always that much more special when I get to perform for causes like this. ere s so much more meaning behind it. I m glad I can be there to support the cause. Shana says the city has been a great support to her daughter s career. e first paid event that Liddy played with her band was for the city of Parkland she says. A non-stop performer Liddy s appeared as the opening act for Scotty McCreery in West Palm Beach and Taylor Hicks at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater. In October she performed at Nashville s famous Listening Room Caf as part of the Song Suff ragettes a series that features rising female country artists. Education is also in Liddy s future. e 2016 North Broward Preparatory School graduate already has been accepted to the University of Southern California s When I m playing music and singing it feels more natural to me than talking. to enter a talent contest at school. She first started singing after she won the contest at the Parkland Day School says Shana Clark who now manages Liddy s career and runs Crimson Rose Records the independent record label the Clarks created to produce and promote Liddy s music. Liddy started seriously songwriting when she was 12 around the time she wanted to learn the guitar. After winning the contest she started working with a vocal coach learning mostly songs from Broadway musicals. It prompted her to explore her own favorite artists path and discover how much she liked country music. She says she was drawn to its simplicity and honesty. It was what I liked to write what I liked to play and what I liked to sing she says. Liddy wrote Painted By Numbers when she was 16 and in the past six months the song has gained some traction. In addition to its airplay on Disney Country the video premiered online at Celeb Secrets Country part of the Huffington Post. e song is an anthem to self-love that Liddy says is relatable to anyone whether they re a high-school student or someone attending their high school reunion. I wanted to write a song that made me feel better about myself and made other people feel better about themselves she says because I know I wasn t the only Marshall School of Business. With experience from three summers at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and performing professionally Liddy decided to pursue a degree in something other than music. Her mother says she deferred her enrollment for a year. I am definitely going to go to college Liddy adds. I plan on learning as much as I can. But this is the one thing I ve been pursuing my whole life. When I m playing music and singing it feels more natural to me than talking. Does she wants to become a big star--maybe on par with Taylor Swift who began her career as a country singer-songwriter Playing stadiums and playing shows--that s always awesome but I want to meet as many people as possible Liddy says. I want to travel. I just want to see everything in my life that I can. Feed a Friend Donate canned food items at this month s Eats and Beats benefitting Feeding South Florida. Give back eat from the food trucks and jam to School of Rock Coral Springs on Nov. 12 5 30 9 30 p.m. at the city amphitheater in Pine Trails Park 10561 Trails End Parkland. 26 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 27 rivalry renewed The Florida Panthers take on the New York Islanders Nov. 12 at the BB&T Center the first meeting between the teams since New York knocked Florida out of the playoffs last year. The Panthers also host the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 22. Call 954.835.7825 or visit ticketcentral for information on full and partial ticket packages single-game suites and other options. Florida Panthers right winger Reilly Smith 28 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 HERE TO STAY L By Kevin Kaminski passion. We had some success last year but we re obviously looking for more this year. ittle about the childhood of Florida Panthers right winger Reilly Smith runs contrary to the stereotype of a Canadian family with three boys. Yes they were all in skates shortly after bidding adieu to diapers. And yes they lived and breathed hockey-- but as the youngest brother Smith at least had options when it came to his puck pursuits. I started skating at age 3 my brothers were already playing hockey at 4 says Smith who grew up in Toronto. My dad gave me a choice If I wanted to play hockey at 4 it was my decision if I wanted to play at 5 it was his. So I decided to take that year off [at age 4] he quips. I had some other things I needed to take care of before I laced up the skates for good. e delay of game did nothing to stunt his hockey growth. Two decades later the 25-year-old is living the life of Reilly here in South Florida. Fresh off a 25-goal season in his first year with the Panthers--and a team-high eight points during the squad s first-round playoff series loss to the New York Islanders--Smith signed a five-year contract extension worth a reported 25 million. It was one of several offseason moves that have Florida fans excited about the 2016-17 National Hockey League campaign. It feels like we re building something here Smith says of a franchise that hasn t made consecutive playoff appearances since 1996 and 97. e same can be said for Smith who is finally planting some NHL roots after being shipped around early in his career. e 6-foot 185-pounder played briefly with the Dallas Stars coming out of Miami (Ohio) University before being traded to the Boston Bruins in 2013. Two years later the Bruins dealt Smith to the Panthers. It s nice to find a home hopefully I can spend the entire contract here says Smith whose brother Brendan plays defense for the Detroit Red Wings. (His oldest brother Rory is a defenseman in the National Lacrosse League). Our fan base is building and we have a lot of really good pieces on this team. We can do something special. Smith spoke more about his hockey journey with Life REILLY SMITH FINDS AN NHL HOME WITH THE FLORIDA PANTHERS How long does a series loss like last year s to the Islanders stay with you It s extremely frustrating. You play 82 games in a regular season to get to a point like that you give yourself home-ice advantage and then you lose a series that you feel you should have won. It was probably a month or two before I started thinking about hockey again you want to take some time to free everything from your brain. But it s a challenge. On a personal level you had a breakout season last year. Why do you think everything came together for you with the Panthers I was fortunate to be put in a great situation. I was playing with outstanding linemen and I was given ice time that exceeded my own expectations. When the team as a whole is firing on all cylinders it s easy to pick up on that momentum. Last year was a great stepping-stone for me personally but I m setting the bar higher. Do you compare notes about teams and players with your brother during the offseason--the way that Peyton and Eli Manning used to do We do talk and reminisce about the past season it s definitely not on the level of Peyton and Eli. But that s what s great about having an older brother in the league. He s a great sounding board and I m fortunate to have that. Did your brothers go easy on you when you were kids We played a lot of hockey--there were lots of games in the basement. ... And yes I was the punching bag for sure. If you have a chance to slam Brendan into the boards when florida plays detroit are you doing it--or do you pull back Did you get a sense of how much last season meant to the fans given the franchise s history Absolutely especially because of all the rats being thrown on the ice. I know that s something that started [during the 1996 season] when the team had its Stanley Cup run. It s a little quirky--and the first couple of times honestly I wasn t really expecting it--but it s nice to see that there s so much PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 We ve gone after each other a little bit over the years. We have a great relationship but once the puck drops there s not much love lost. Is any of that payback for those games in the basement Absolutely. He has a lot to make up for. LMGFL.COM 29 About 4 500 people are expected at each market. GETTING FRESH FROM FIELD TO TABLE THE PARKLAND FARMERS MARKET IS A FAVORITE LOCAL SOURCE FOR PRODUCE & MUCH MORE By Alyssa Fisher 30 LMGFL.COM Beginning this month a former cow pasture in Parkland will be bustling with tote-carrying locals and visitors bringing home fresh produce and so much more. You can pick up anything says Gayle Vasile scanning the Parkland Farmers Market map taped to her cabinet. She pauses unsure which of the more than 100 vendors to point out next. is year you can pick up a taco to eat. Vasile the city of Parkland s parks and recreation coordinator rattles them off as they come to her olive oil kettle corn mozzarella baked goods juice--the list goes on. When the city first hosted the market in 2008 there was only a produce vendor and a few other stands. Now the market fills up its space the large field next to the Equestrian Center at 8350 Ranch Road. e Parkland Farmers Market opens Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will run every first and third Sunday until April 23 (second and fourth Sundays in January and April). About 4 500 people are expected to mull about each market. Go for the luscious scents savory samples and homegrown favorites. Stay for the fun and conversations. It s a spot where people come and hang out and chat and catch up with their neighbors Vasile says. Here are 10 things you need to know about Parkland s Farmers Market. 1. It s OK to forget your reusable bag. Sponsor Mercantil Commercebank has your back--representatives will pass out free shopping bags at every PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 market. ere also will be an hourly cash raffle. Visitors may sign up for a chance to win 50 or 100. 2. Parking is free. ere is no cost to walk around market. Parking is off Ranch Road and there will be two entrances and police officers directing traffic. If you live nearby consider walking or biking. 3. Bring cash. Although most vendors accept credit cards not all do. 4. Expect variety. Vasile says the city tries not to have more than two of the same of vendors. We want to make sure [our vendors are] making their money and make sure that our residents are happy and are not getting bombarded with the same vendors every four booths she says. Bug spray candles soaps flowers cookies spices barbecue sauce seafood jams ice pops chocolate tea and beef jerky are only some of the offerings. 5. Pickles are popular. You will see three of just a few vendors including pickle producers. Doctor Pickle and Pickle Peddler are returning and Happy Pink Pickle is a first-timer. 6. Get to know the vendors. Many of the returning vendors secured their spots in April before last year s market even ended. Each year registration opens in May for new sellers and spots are usually sold out by October. Some are neighbors such as Denise Mancini of Naughty Nutty Love who lives in Coral Springs. She ll be selling her artisan nut butters once again including the popular Cinnamon Almond Butter and giving samples of candied walnuts. Other vendors hail from nearby places such as Homestead Jensen Beach and West Palm Beach like Allan Doherty of Cider Doughnuts. e same employees drive to Parkland every market because they enjoy it so much he says. e response is everything--every year he is delighted at how many people wait in line for the made-to-order doughnuts. Laurie Landgrebe of Laurie s Pantry loves her customers too. She sells healthy seasonally flavored granola in glass Mason jars--perfect for gifts or simply breakfast. Expect to find best sellers such as Health Nut Basic Breakfast and of course pumpkin. I feel like I m part of the family she says. 7. Wear sneakers. e market is in an outdoor field so dress appropriately. Don t forget an umbrella--always a good idea given Florida s unpredictable weather. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 8. ere are special dates. ere will be certain craft and gift dates as well as a health fair which will add another 20 to 30 vendors in the middle of the market. Kids also may explore firetrucks and more on Kid Safety Day (March 5) and Public Safety Day (April 23). For all dates visit 329 Farmers-Market. 9. It is dog-friendly. Pets are welcome. Many vendors will have treats and dog bowls out. 10. It is family-friendly. ere will be a bounce house a face painter and crafts. DJ Scott from Pear Productions will play tunes each market. Some vendors will cook food on site (think fresh pasta). To plan ahead and scout the Parkland Farmers Market an updated map is available at cityofparkland. org 329 Farmers-Market. Call 954.757.4105 or email farmersmarket for information. Rachel Batista Eat More Local The Coral Springs Farmers Market is back for its second season. It opened Oct. 9 running 9 a.m. 1 p.m. every second and fourth Sunday through April 23 at the ArtWalk 9405 NW 31st Court. The market will have 45 to 55 vendors and focus on gourmet foods and locally grown produce. You will find similar (and some familiar) vendors to those at the Parkland Farmers Market herbs baked goods pastas olive oil fresh mozzarella guacamole jams honey pet treats and more. The Coral Spring Farmers Market also features live music each month. For information contact market manager Colleen Sullivan at 954.618.9977 or coralspringsfarmersmarket LMGFL.COM 31 The Parkland Tennis Center at Quigley Park will have 12 new clay courts with built-in subirrigation systems. Photo by Parkland Public Information Officer Todd DeAngelis. 32 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 THE PARKLAND TENNIS CENTER AT QUIGLEY PARK OPENS TO MEMBERS By Michelle F. Solomon everyone P arkland has a reputation for being an active community with golf and tennis high among favorite local pastimes. Now those who count tennis as one of their passions have a new place to play. e Parkland Tennis Center at Quigley Park is already bustling with activity after its Sept. 24 opening. Rob Nickels the city s tennis director says Parkland wanted to take a community approach to tennis that it never had before. ere are not many places that have this quality of court in such a beautiful environment he says. ere are 12 new clay tennis courts with built-in subirrigation systems which replenish the moisture in the courts. e complex also includes a center court with grandstand a 4 200-square-foot clubhouse with viewing and lounging areas televisions and a pro shop. Everything here has been done right Nickels says. Shade for spectators [and] the clubhouse has a huge seating area to watch through the windows. ere aren t many facilities like this in Florida that are available to everyone. Membership is open to Parkland residents. What we don t want is to have people come in and play once a week and then we don t see them again Nickels says. We want members to come in play and train and then come back for a round-robin for a mixed-doubles for an event and really be social. We want people to get to know one another here. Martin Brocki the head professional at Rob Nickels Tennis agrees. I think we re going to reach people in Parkland and it will be a tennis program for everyone says Brocki who has coached the Norwegian national junior team and has been a practice partner for Jennifer Capriati and Anna Kournikova. I was working with only high-performance players for many years and I like that I m now working with people at all levels. It s very giving. Brocki and Nickels share a vision of the tennis center s future. ey talk about a tennis academy for juniors and an after-school program. We will have the top juniors in the state and country training here says Nickels who plans to create leagues for the juniors and have them compete as a travel team. We want to have a good academy with good players Brocki adds. ere also has been international interest in the new tennis center--the national teams of Norway Sweden and China have made inquiries. ese are world-ranked pro-level juniors who would come here. ey want to come to Florida and they want to play at the best facility Nickels says. ese courts were built as professional-grade courts so pros will want to come here too. With 12 courts it can accommodate players of all levels. ere are also clinics for men and women plus advanced mixed clinics for adults. Of course the courts are open for anyone to come and play Nickels says. is is a way for all the tennis players in the community to have a central hub and challenge themselves against other players rather than just sticking in their community. With the irrigation system there s no down time for the courts--they don t need to be closed for watering. And for nighttime play the courts have state-of-the art LED lighting that simulates daylight. We want the courts to be used as much as possible Nickels says. We want people to be a part of the tennis center not just a member. e clubhouse is expected to be completed by the end of the year. For information about the tennis center and membership rates call the Parks and Recreation Department at 954.757.4105. For information about clinics classes and leagues call 954.834.6260 or visit LMGFL.COM 33 tennis mommy moments Hanukkah Christmas and Kwanzaa ... oh my Tonya Seavers Evans is the proud mommy of Luke and Kendall. She serves as the director of marketing at North Broward Preparatory School and has spoken nationally about branding and women s leadership. She has been featured on NBC ABC e Examiner City Style Collective and Miami Style Spotlight. My daughter Kendall has had questions about absolutely everything on her mind since she could talk. It was no surprise when her curiosity was stirred by the various religious traditions being introduced to her by friends at school and around our neighborhood. She was particularly fascinated about all things Jewish. I had to phone a friend on more than one occasion to help me explain things such as a Seder and the story behind the beautiful Menorah. And Hanukkah She was all about it. At 6 years old she just couldn t fathom why Christmas wasn t celebrated eight mornings in a row. One day as my daughter and her friend Sophia were swimming in the pool the conversation turned religious. I was coming outside to bring them a drink when I leaned by the door to listen to what it meant to be Christian and Jewish for a couple of 6-year-olds. en it happened. I can baptize you I heard Kendall say. No I screamed in my head as I struggled to open the sliding glass door. Splash It was too late. You are all done she says both girls giggling. at s it Sophia asks. at s it. OMG So much was going through my head What was I going to do How in the world was I going to explain this to Sophia s mother Should I call her Her daughter hadn t fallen and bumped her knee but she d been baptized --on my watch. After feeling anxious all afternoon I raced to the driveway when Monica arrived. As I swore that I don t host pool baptisms she laughed so hard she nearly cried--both at the scene and my terrified expression. I was relieved. e afternoon turned into a sleepover and with Sophia s mother s permission the girls and I discussed why these decisions should be made with parent involvement. And like typical 6-year-olds they were quick to move on to something else. For them this was no big deal. e situation left me wishing that more of us could adopt their tolerant attitude. 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We like to remember the season for all its joy and laughter but every year we re bombarded with demands from shopping to baking to cleaning to entertaining. Don t get me wrong I love the holidays but a lot goes into creating the fun times we cherish. Jennifer Lagrotte It s often hard to recognize how overwhelmed you is licensed in feel until you re well into the holidays. After thinking mental health about past holidays and their stressful moments I put counseling and together a list to help you get through it all without marriage and losing your mind. Share them with family and friends family therapy. to keep the good times rolling. She resides in Parkland and 1. Acknowledge your feelings. If you re just not practices in into it this year that s OK. e holidays are what Coral Springs. you want them to be. You can keep it casual and She works with comfortable. couples and 2. Be realistic. 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Pankow helps individuals get healthy crush their goals and create a life they love. hy does traveling instantly elicit thoughts of laziness and overindulgence Vacations are a wonderful way to relax and disconnect from the stress of our daily lives but can t we enjoy our travels and feel good about our decisions e average American gains 6 to 10 pounds during the holiday season. Add some more if there s traveling included. Yikes It s easy to get caught up in seasonal cheer but don t become part of the statistic on your upcoming trip. By the time you read this I will have hiked the hills of Sintra Portugal to reign queen of a Moorish castle kayaked through caves in Portugal and danced the flamenco in the streets of Seville. I will have thrown tomatoes in the back alleys of Bu ol Spain biked the beaches of Valencia and swum for hours in the Mediterranean Sea. I also will have walked for days through the streets of Rome with my sister by my side. at s just one month. e takeaway Travel doesn t have to be lazy. Whether you re planning a family reunion or exotic holiday vacation there is always a way to add a little adventure (and exercise) into your day. It s as simple as aiming to log 10 000 steps on your Fitbit or playing at the park with your nieces and nephews. If you re vacationing with a group that dislikes a lot of activity (or maybe you re trapped indoors because of freezing temperatures) you can still burn a few calories without leaving the house. Some of my favorite ideas include at-home dance parties or playing physically active games on the Wii with the kids. e trick is to make it fun. e real question isn t Can you but rather Will you It s up to you to bring balance to your life. It s up to you to stop waiting for tomorrow or Monday or next year and start taking action now. e possibilities are endless. 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One last quick stir and you re good to go Read more at maxpankow. com simple-skinny-pumpkinspice-latte. INGREDIENTS cup coffee 1 teaspoon stevia teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 40 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 nutrition no-guilt anksgiving feast hanksgiving is a carbohydrate lover s dream plates holding mounds of mashed potatoes stuffing and sweet potato souffl s followed by generous portions of fruit pies. It s just one meal we insist so why not indulge at s a dangerous mindset heading into the holiday that arguably kicks off a season of overindulgence. ere are healthier and lighter ways to enjoy your anksgiving favorites whether you re watching your calories carbohydrates and sugars or avoiding overeating (and the stomach ache bloating and food coma that follows). Not all the signature foods are on the no-no list many are full of vitamins and minerals and actually can be good for us. It often boils down to how we prepare them or incorporate them in the meal. Enjoy a slightly lighter harvest season with these healthy hacks Instead of cranberry jelly Create a cranberry succotash relish by tossing together dried or cooked cranberries corn cilantro a little olive oil and red wine vinegar to taste. Instead of traditional gravy Serve up vegetarian mushroom gravy which calls for lowsodium vegetable broth onion garlic mushrooms rosemary thyme a splash of merlot and little whole-wheat flour. Pamela Ofstein 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. T purees. Instead of baked goods Opt for fruit potatoes and topping them with a little apricot nectar and cinnamon. Instead of cream-based soups Enjoy roasted squash or low-sodium vegetable soups. Instead of traditional dips Try making them with nonfat Greek yogurt fat-free sour cream or mashed potatoes. Instead of mashed potatoes Give cauliflower mash or mashed butternut squash a chance. Instead of a traditional roll recipe Use whole-wheat flour and ground flaxseed. Instead of fruit pies Trade the high calories and carbs for baked apples and pears which can be just as sweet as the pies. Instead of candied yams or sweet potato pie Enjoy glazed sweet potatoes by baking the Instead of relying solely on the grocery store Visit the Parkland or Coral beans and add sliced almonds. Instead of basting the turkey with fat butter or oil Use fat-free chicken broth. Instead of green bean casserole Steam the with a whole-wheat wrap fresh-cut turkey and corn and topped with cranberry relish or salsa made from fresh or frozen cranberries pureed with apple fresh cilantro and lime or lemon juice. 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PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 43 Turkey to Go HAVE YOUR THANKSGIVING FEAST ON THE TOWN WITH OUR ALTERNATIVE DINNER GUIDE By Alyssa Fisher and Keren Moros 44 LMGFL.COM PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 F riends family and food make up the recipe for anksgiving. It s a holiday of tradition giving thanks with the people you love around a classically prepared meal. It s beautiful it s hearty and it s delicious. Sometimes it s just not possible. A lot of time and money goes into creating the traditional feast. Other times you just need a change of pace. Celebrating with the same recipes in the same house can get monotonous. e local culinary scene understands. No matter your reason change the recipe and gather friends and family at one of many restaurants open for anksgiving. Enjoy holiday favorites with prix fixe menus that hit every craving with our roundup of dining options in or near your backyard. Some are reservation-only so call ahead to save your seat now. dinner which includes first-course options such as spiced kabocha squash soup and a main course of free-range turkey with all the fixings. For dessert choose from pumpkin cr me br l e or pecan pie. Dinner is served 3 to 10 p.m. 75 a person. house catering service is 20 a person and serves 15 to 20. Go for the turkey or break tradition with the year-round Italian menu. Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits Fresh Harvest Galuppi s Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 5550 NW 40th St. Coconut Creek 954.977.6700 fresh-harvest Known for its locally sourced cuisine Fresh Harvest is offering a variety of anksgiving treats. Try honey-lacquered duck breast with wild rice and cranberry along with your choice of pie including pecan peanut butter and eggnog. Dinner is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Price is 38 a person and 17 for children 10 and under. Price includes endless mimosas house wine and sparkling wine and 1 pound of crab legs. e Ritz-Carlton 1 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. Fort Lauderdale 954.302.6460 Beyond turkey and smoked ham Burlock Coast s anksgiving menu includes seafood and sushi stations a kids buffet and a variety of desserts from tarts to white chocolate cinnamon apple lollipops. Dinner is offered from noon to 9 p.m. with a breakfast station available until 3 p.m. Cost is 95 for adults 49 for children 5 12. Riva 1103 N. Federal Highway Pompano Beach 954.785.0226 Have as many of the classic fixings as you like with a buffet-style anksgiving dinner. Besides turkey and casseroles there s prime rib pumpkin eggnog bread pudding ahi tuna and honey ham. Buffet is 29.95 and includes a beverage. Call for reservations. Marola s Restaurant Lemon Tree Caf 929 N. University Drive Coral Springs 954.796.0544 e classic Italian bistro usually features handmade pastas sandwiches and seafood but on anksgiving it s offering a traditional turkey dinner. For 24.99 a person it comes with bread soup salad coffee and dessert-- make sure to save room for pie. Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa 3030 Holiday Drive Fort Lauderdale 954.765.3100 Enjoy holiday favorites prepared with a Floribbean touch. Besides the traditional turkey this buffet offers a variety of dishes including kale and roasted pumpkin salad hickory smoked fish black grouper with lobster butter sauce roasted corn and crab soup. Price is 75 for adults 37 for children and includes bottomless mimosas and Prosecco. Dinner times are 1 30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Reservations are required. 5463 Lyons Road Coconut Creek 954.570.8822 Lemon Tree offers a variety of sandwiches wraps and burgers and all-day breakfast. But for a special dinner try the shepherd s pie vegetable lasagna meatloaf roast sirloin or roast turkey. Dinner options come with soup or salad potatoes and vegetables. Buca di Beppo Shooters Waterfront Trilogy at Silverspot Cinema 9469 W. Atlantic Blvd Coral Springs 954.753.4044 restaurants fl coral-springs e American-Italian restaurant is known for entertaining large groups and there s no exception on anksgiving. Groups up to five can order a traditional dinner--turkey stuffing mashed potatoes etc.--for 120 and a party of two to three can do the same for 60. e in- 3033 NE 32nd Ave. Fort Lauderdale 954.566.2855 Have a anksgiving feast with views of the Intracoastal Waterway. Arrive by car or boat for a buffet from noon to 8 p.m. Stations will be set up for carving sides and desserts. Price is 49 for adults and 26 for children ages 6 to 12. If your party of six to eight prefers to stay home Shooters has a catering option a 15-pound turkey with sides and dessert for 95. 4441 Lyons Road Coconut Creek 954.977.9877 Dinner and a movie--in the same place. Trilogy offers family-style traditional and Chinese menus for 25 a person. e traditional meal includes roasted turkey breast mashed potatoes saut ed spinach apricot cornbread stuffing pumpkin and apple pie and more. e Chinese meal includes vegetable fried rice lo mein sesame chicken Kung Pao shrimp and more. NYY Steak Seminole Casino Coconut Creek 5550 NW 40th St. Coconut Creek 954.935.6699 nyy-steak Choose from la carte specials or a three-course restaurant guide TONY B S RISTORANTE & SUPPER CLUB 7351 State Road 7 Parkland 954.906.5411 tonybrisorante. com Tuesday ursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Owner Tony Brocco s restaurant dream is a dining delight. In September he opened Tony B s in Parkland featuring classic Italian cuisine with a modern touch creating what he calls Italian Fusion. Come for homestyle cooking (think linguini rigatoni and gnocchi) and live music that will transport you to the New York supper clubs of 1950s and 60s. 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 e menu has a Mediterranean flair offering pizza homemade pasta sustainably sourced locally caught seafood highquality meats and seasonal vegetables from local farms. JAPANGO 7367 State Road 7 Parkland 954.345.4268 japangomenu. com 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. 4 RIVERS SMOKEHOUSE 2660 N. University Drive Coral Springs 844.474.8377 Monday ursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. e barbeque chain recently expanded to Coral Springs its 13th location in Florida. e counter-serve joint features Texas-style barbeque (including beef brisket) homestyle sides and sweet treats. 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. PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 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 46 LMGFL.COM Hair Styling Hair Color Hair Conditioning Manicure Pedicure Shellac Nail Enhancements Waxing Makeup Hair Color or Haircut with Blow-Dry (new clients only exp. 12 31 16) 20 OFF Full Service Salon for Women Men & Children Salon Natasha natural style fresh look Happy Holidays Manicure Pedicure Combo (Exp. 12 31 16) 5 OFF 4660 W. Hillsboro Blvd. Ste. 4 Coconut Creek FL 33073 954.481.9050 Experience Vegan Organic Hair Color & Products Vibrant Healthy Gentle Conditioning PARKLAND CORAL SPRINGS LIFE NOVEMBER 2016 LMGFL.COM 47 Our community is made up of special moments that bring people together. 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