M A G A Z I N E

Lighthouse Point
www.LHPmag.com May 2010
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Soroptimist Awards Ceremony PAGE 15
The Dog Whisperer PAGE 40
The McLaughlin “Crawfish Boil” PAGE 67
Lighthouse Point Art Expo PAGE 10
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Around the Point is a column that includes news items relevant to the residents of LHP.
We reserve the right to reject material that may not be in the best interest of the community.
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REEL LOCO MARINE SALES & SERVICE
RECEIVES 2010 BEST OF
POMPANO BEACH AWARD
For the second consecutive year, Reel Loco Marine Sales &
Service has been selected for the 2010 Best of Pompano Beach
Award in the Outboard Motors category by the U.S. Commerce
Association (USCA).
The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program
recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the
country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they
believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their
local community and business category. These are local
companies that enhance the positive image of small business
through service to their customers and community.
Nationwide, only 1 in 70 (1.4%) 2009 Award recipients
qualified as two-time Award Winners. Various sources of
information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners
in each category. The 2010 USCA Award Program focuses on
quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the
information gathered both internally by the USCA and data
provided by third parties.
2010 ANNUAL CAR SHOW
The Shoppes at Beacon Light, located at 2400 N. Federal
Hwy., Lighthouse Point, is proud to present its 2nd Annual
Classic Car Show and promises to be bigger and better than its
Inaugural Year. Last year’s event was a huge success with
over 85 Classic Autos displayed in the center of the mall.
Lighthouse Point and Pompano Beach residents turned out in
droves. Car lovers as far as Palm Beach had their classics viewed.
The 2010 version of the 2nd Annual Car Show has added a
few new wrinkles to delight the attendees: The Malls Clothing
and Jewelry Shoppes will be sponsoring a Ladies Fashion Show.
There will be Face Painting by “Mother Goose” which will be
a real treat for the kids, while their dads will be shopping
for moms’ special day.
Talented Country Singer Ally Loren along with Country Rock
Artist Robbie Hilliard and his newly formed band will take stage
at noon. The Exchange Club of Pompano Beach, who is
presenting this event as a Fundraiser for their Local Children’s
Charities, will be supplying the Showmobile Stage.
There will be lots of parking, restaurants, shopping, live
entertainment and a great day out for families and all in the
surrounding communities. Monies collected by The Exchange
Club Grill and 25% of all entry
fees go directly to the children
in Pompano Beach and Broward
County. Donations are made
through The Exchange Club of
Pompano Beach.
MARY RYAN CAMPBELL
Mary Ryan Campbell passed away peacefully on March
11 at the age of 95. She was born in New York to Irish
immigrants Thomas Ryan and Della Gleeson.
Mary Rita Ryan married William B. Campbell in 1934. Mary
was quite the entrepreneur. In New York City, she owned
several card shops along with a few restaurants she managed
with Bill. In 1953 the family moved to South Florida.
Once settled, Mary became the proud owner of the first
ever record store in Pompano Beach. Soon thereafter, the
couple founded Campbell Property Management and Real
Estate. Mary and Bill were just shy of their 50th wedding
anniversary when Bill passed away suddenly. In later
year's, Mary’s passion was to stay involved with her
extended “business family” as well as the community at
large. She had an exceptional talent to make everybody
feel special.
She is survived by her three children and 11 grand -
children. She is also survived by her 26 great grand children.
Donations may be made to the St Coleman Education
Foundation, 2250 SE 12 Street, Pompano Beach, FL 33062 in
Mary’s Honor.
85 YEARS OLD
AND
STILL SERVING
Mr. Frank J. Liburdy turned
85 yesterday, March 30, 2010.
As one of the most senior and
respected members of the
Exchange Club of Pompano
Beach, Frank has served his
community as a member since
January, 1974.
Frank has always been a
leader, involving himself with
the club’s various fund raising
activities and events and has
been an inspiration to all of the members.
The Exchange Club of Pompano Beach salutes Frank
and wishes to recognize and publically thank him for his
years of loyal service.
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Your Child In School Only
Four Days A Week?
Schools across the country are said
to be cutting back to a four-day week.
Perfect. Now children can spend
more time on cell phones, texting,
tweeting and whatever other dad-
blasted contrivance comes on the
market. And this is happening when
our country’s education system
continues to fall behind many other
countries in the world.
In China, Schoolchildren attend
school 41 days a year more than most
young American, the Wall Street
Journal reports. In Korea and other
Asian countries, children attend
school on Saturdays. This could be
the reason that youngsters from Asian
countries routinely out-score their
American counterparts, says the
newspaper.
Also reported was the enormous
amount of time spent in most American
schools on gym, recess, lunch, assembly,
changing classes, home room, lining up
to go to the art room, looking at movies,
writing down homework assignments,
quieting and controlling the classroom,
celebrating too many holidays, and
other pursuits.
Eighty charter schools around the
country have decided to use the cele -
brated Knowledge is Power Program
(KIPP) that subjects its middle-
schoolers to 60% more instruc tional
time than typical public schools which
includes eight to ten hours a day,
Saturday morning classes and abbre -
viated summer breaks. Isn’t it a wonder
that America, the the greatest country
in the world, cannot produce the
greatest students in the world.
Education is only one area in which
our country is falling behind, if you
count the rising obesity rate, birth rate
deaths, disastrous health care, and the
list goes on. America rates 33 in infant
mortality at 6.3 deaths per thousand
children born. How is it that 32
countries rate better than the greatest
country in the world? But hold the
phone; hurrah, we do have a number
one rating: the most obese children in
the world at 30.6 percent!
Okay, so we and some of our
slower politicians got sidetracked. But
time is of the essence, so now is the
time to start catching up. And in good
time we will. You know why? Because
America is the greatest country in the
world!
M A G A Z I N E
Lighthouse Point
10 Lighthouse Point
Annual Art Show
15 Soroptimist Awards
19 Lighthouse Point
Chamber of Commerce
20 Hillsboro Sailing
30 Nova Scotia Part 2
37 Lighthouse Point Library
Annual Luncheon
40 Dog Whisperer
42 Presbyterian Food Pantry
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Al’s Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Around the Point . . . . . . . . . . . 5
As I Was Saying . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Beauty Spot of the Month . . 26
Broward Mayor. . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Cantankerously Yours . . . . . . 56
Cookin’ with the Community. 62
Editorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Eyes Have It. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Garden Lady . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Green Harriet . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Happy Birthday . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Hot Off the Grill . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Identity Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
I Love My Pet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Legal Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Library News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Lighthouse Point Chamber . 19
Mortgage News . . . . . . . . . . . 48
On Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Out & About . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Pet Birthday Gallery . . . . . . . 71
Sheriff Lamberti Reports . . . . 64
Skin Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Strange, But True . . . . . . . . . . 54
Meeka Klein
My name is Meeka Klein. I am a Maltese. I just turned five years old on
March 9th and I weigh five pounds.
Everybody tells me that I am adorable. It’s so obvious that I believe it myself.
When my parents go out of town, I have Dot and Joanne to look after me.
I love them, too!
Why don’t you cut out my adorable photo and put it on your refrigerator, or
why not buy a nice frame.
Meeka
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MAY QUOTE
“I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret
I have was that I didn’t study Latin harder in school
so I could converse with those people..”
– Dan Quayle
CORRECTION: Please note that in the April issue on page 67 that 99 year old
Lucy McKie was born in Brooklyn and first married to Salvatore Perniciaro, not Salvatore
Marra. Her temporary residence is in Stoneybrook, Long Island.
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16th Annual Lighthouse Point
Arts Exhibition
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Photos by Jon Frangipane
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1. Rebecca Cerino-Days, event organizer
with her Dad, Dr. Larry Cerino
2. The Art of Celex – Alex Benitez
3. Sonja’s Treasures – Sonja Serini
4. Watercolor Artist – Bill Borough
5. Murals – Johanne Gravel
6. Artist – Reba Brenner
7. Watercolor – JoAnn Culligan
8. Paintings by Diana – Diana Marcinka
(her father John, shown here)
9. Artist – Barbara Doumar
10. Artist – Edel Ritter
11. Fin McNeal, Bead & Art Store & Studio
with husband Matt
12. Trevisol Guitars & Wood Turning –
Dean Trevisol
13. Anne Marie Brown
14. Jewelry – Jean Cummins
15. Fused Glass Artist – Babs Kall
16. Caribbean Creations – Sandy Comstock
17. G & K Design Center – Glen Doyle
Sunday, March 28th The Artists:
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Please take a moment to listen to
Yvonne Brown sing a song dedicated
to the plight of poor and starving children.
Go to www.YouTube.com
Click “Videos” and type in “Yvonne Brown”
And listen to “So They May Live”
Words & Music by Jon Frangipane
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Soroptimist International
Holds Awards Ceremony
By Patty Petrone
Soroptimist of Pompano Beach
held its annual Awards Ceremony
on March 24th at Galuppi’s
Restaurant. Each year, the
Pompano Beach Chapter honors
local women who have made a
significant difference in their own
lives and in the lives of others.
Recipient of the year’s The
Woman of Distinction Award was
Hazel Ambrister, who was
honored for her professional or
personal efforts, and making
extraordinary differences in her
community. This honoree is a
woman whose work has had a
significant impact in our
community, and has also inspired
and encouraged others.
Ms. Ambrister has been a
resident of Pompano Beach since
1958 and graduated from the
University of South Florida. She was an educator in Broward County for 33
years while raising her own 6 children. She is an active member of St Nicholas
Episcopal Church and also volunteers at St Lawrence Chapel. She is the Vice
Chair of Broward County Historical Commission, the Community Advisor for
North Broward Hospital and is on the Advisory Board at Ely High School. Ms.
Ambrister has done extensive work for the elderly. She is on the Advisory
Council for Area Aging and Disability, works at the Angel-Senior feeding site at
E Pat Larkins Center, and was appointed to the Statewide Advisory Council to
the Department of Elder Affairs. She is also on the Pompano Beach Historic
Preservation Committee and the Air Park Advisory Board. Ms. Ambrister is an
active member of the Pompano Beach Women’s Club and is their Second Vice
Chair.
The Women’s Opportunity Award recipients were Diane Absoli-Atis and
Shaunal Sinclair. This Program is the primary Service Project for Soroptimist
International. Each year, the Pompano Beach chapter awards $1,500
scholarships to motivated women who are the primary financial supporters
of their families and are seeking to improve their lives by gaining additional
skills, training, and education. They must be enrolled in or accepted to an
undergraduate degree program or a vocational/skills training program and
must demonstrate financial need.
Diane is enrolled at Broward College and is pursuing an Associate of Arts
degree in Psychology. She plans to continue her education at Florida
Award winners Sofia Gonella, Diane Absoli-Atis,
Hazel Ambrister and Shaunal Sinclair .
Taryn Palo, president of Soroptimist
of Pompano Beach.
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International University for her Bachelors, adding on a
minor in Behavioral Science. She then hopes to get some
practical experience working for local government
agencies involved in helping children. Her ultimate goal is
to attain her “Director Credential” from the State of Florida
in order to own and operate a 24-hour childcare facility.
Diane has observed how difficult child care is for parents
whose work schedule does not fall into the 9-5 time frame.
She sees a need in our community and hopes some day to
fill it!
Shaunal is a student at Broward College pursuing an
Associate of Arts degree in Pre-Med/Dental. Upon
graduation, she plans to transfer to a 4-year university and
get her Bachelors and perhaps, her Masters. Even as a
young teen, Shaunal knew her path was in the health care
industry. In high school, she was an active member of
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) and at
graduation, she received a special two-year diploma in
Health Science through HOSA. She also received the
“Silver Cord” award for over 310 service hours
volunteering at hospitals and schools for unstable children,
and was named a “Student with Great Character” by the
Sun-Sentinel. At Broward College, she is a member of the
Pre-Med Club, the Honors Student Committee, and Phi
Theta Kappa (an honor society for 2-year college students).
She is doing all the right things to reach her ultimate goal
of becoming a Pediatrician!
Recipient of the The Violet Richardson Award was Sofia
Gonella, in a program that recognizes young women, ages
14-17, engaged in volunteer action within their
communities, or schools. This award is based
solely on the applicant’s volunteer work and is
an opportunity to honor a girl who has shown
initiative in identifying a problem and trying to
solve it, and has had significant and noteworthy
accomplishments as a volunteer. Each year,
Soroptimist of Pompano Beach presents a $500
award to each honoree.
Sofia is a senior at Monarch High School in
Coconut Creek. In 2007, Sophia and a friend
started a small group at their high school called
“Thoughtful Students Organi zation.” The goal of
this organization is to collect items that are
needed by local charities and help those
suffering through harsh times. One of the major
ideas they initiated was the neighborhood
“paper bag drive” which includes several areas
around their school and homes. The student
volunteers place paper bags on their neighbors’
doorsteps along with a flyer explaining who
they are, what they are trying to collect and for
whom. They ask that donations be placed in the
bags and left back at the doorstep a few days later for the
students to collect. Sophia and her group have organized
over 15 “paper bag drives” and most recently, they
collected over 60 bags of clothing and baby supplies for
the earth quake victims in Haiti.
Soroptimist of Pompano Beach is most proud of their
outstanding Awards’ recipients this year and wishes them
the very best in all their future endeavors.
Founded in
1921, Soroptimist
is an international
organization of
business and
professional
women, consisting
of almost 95,000
members in about
120 countries and
territories.
Soroptimists
contribute time
and financial
support to
community-based
and international
projects that
benefit women
and girls.
Judy Sullivan, Linda Woodhouse and recipient of the year’s The Woman
of Distinction Award, Hazel Ambrister.
Patty Blankenheim,
scholarship chairperson.
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On March 16th, approximately 60 members of the
Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce met at the
Hedglon Chiropractic Center for the March Social and
Networking Meeting. Dr. Paula Hedglon and her friendly
staff gave tours of their impressive facility; and offered
spinal “adjustments” and thermal imaging to the
members.
The main topic of the evening was the announcement
concerning the dispersement of funds raised as a result
of the popular “Taste of Lighthouse Point.” Donations
include:
• $1,600 – LHP Fire Department to purchase a new device
for Cardio Detection in an emergency situation
• $5,000 – Establish five College Scholarships in the
amount of $1,000 each to be given to high school seniors
who are residents of LHP
• $2,500 – Norcrest Elementary School for much needed
educational supplies in their “Adopt a Classroom”
program
• $1,500 – Lighthouse Point Mom’s Club for their
Playground 2010 project for sun covering over the play
areas & playground equipment
• $2,600 – Open Your Hearts to Haiti to build a home in
the Lighthouse Point Village (in conjunction with Food
for the Poor)
• $2,600 – to Rachel’s Village to build a home in Haiti by
Food for the Poor
• $1,200 – Holiday gift cards for the needy
In addition, $12,000 to support the marketing and
advertising efforts of the Chamber including the On-line
directory and the publication “The Navigator.”
LHP Chamber Distributes “Taste” Proceeds
Right, LHP
Treasurer Lou
Petrone
announces
disbursements of
the 6th annual
Taste of LHP
Left, Dr. Paula
Hedglon, Tai Scelfo
and Michael
Hedglon of
Hedglon
Chiropractic
Dr. Natalie Stadler and Lisa Zepeda
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On Saturday, March 6, the Hillsboro Inlet Sailing Club had its
sixth annual circle raft up in Lake Boca. The participation in this
event has grown from a circle of nineteen boats to more than
seventy at one point in the last six years. This year, forty five boats
from the HISC, the Gulfstream Sailing Club and the Single Sailors
Club of S.E. Florida. braved the chilly weather.
There is a great deal of planning and preparation for an event
like this. For the last six years under the guidance of Hal Steward,
Commodore HISC 2006 and Manager of the West Marine Store in
Deerfield Beach this was accomplished. The process starts with
the positioning of point vessels, usually the largest. This year
Captains dealt with chilly temperatures and blustery breezes. The
“hearty” bunch that they are, guided by Raft Master, a.k.a. Hal
Steward, the 2010 circle was safely closed in three and a half
hours. A cacophony of air horns and conch shells filled the air
and the fun continued.
Following the circle closure the Flag ceremony began. Last
years flag officers lowered their flags and the 2010 officers
raised theirs. Commodore Jeff Kunkel, then introduced the 2010
Cruising Chairpersons, Larry and Eileen Winchell with George
and Catherine Pyrpiris.
Cocktail hour within the protection of the Circle began in the
water as a “dink, drift and drink.” It was a lovely sunset, an
evening of great camaraderie, and another wonderful social
event. Circle Raft up 2010 is a fait accompli.
Aerial photographs are courtesy of the Goodyear Blimp Air
Field and Captain Marty Chandler.
HISC Circle Raft Up 2010
By Maureen Leonard
Sue Nelson
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954-242-6400 cell
SueNelson@Remax.net

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$899,000
4 BR/ 3 BA pool home has been totally updated through-
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Resort style amenities, pool, gym, spa, and so much more!
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HISC Changing of the Guard
Outgoing Commodore Sully Sullivan and
2010 Commander Jeff Kunkel
Marylou Woods and Art Campbell
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Sue Nelson
954-784-5244 direct
954-242-6400 cell
SueNelson@Remax.net

Kim Nelson
954-784-5344 direct
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RE/MAX Partners * 4301 N. Federal Highway, Lighthouse Point, FL 33064
The Susan Nelson Real Estate Group
POINT LOT with 232 ft of deepwater, almost 10,000 sq ft
with deluxe kitchen, home theatre, elevator and more!
$3,995,000
3 BR/ 2 BA pool home, new roof, impact doors, new
tile and over 2700 sq ft on 90 ft of deepwater!
$880,000
5 BR/ 4.5 BA has 1st and 2nd floor master suites, lush
landscaping & lighting, pool/spa on 90 feet of deepwater!
$1,699,000
6 BR/7.5 BA elegant custom built home over 6800 sq ft,
master w/ 2 baths, pool/spa all on 100 ft of deepwater!
$2,597,500
www.MyLighthousePointHome.com
Almost 6000 sq ft of living area, unobstructed views of
Lighthouse and Ocean, Lg. Boat dock, Priv. beach access.
$2,499,000
3 BR/2 BA updated home with impact windows & doors,
pool, boat lift, jet ski platform on 90 ft of deepwater!
REDUCED!! $849,900
Palatial Estate on the Intracoastal. 6 BR/7.5 BA, too many
features to list on extra deep lot on 100 ft of deepwater!
Please call for Price, Brochure or DVD
4 BR/2.5 BA updated and upgraded home with deluxe
kitchen. Fantastic pool/patio with 80 ft of deepwater!
$899,000
4 BR/ 3 BA pool home has been totally updated through-
out! Formal LR & DR with custom bar!
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Library Director Doreen Gauthier welcomed
all the guests to their 31st Annual Volunteer
Luncheon at St. Paul’s on an unusually brisk
afternoon in March.
Doreen thanked the St. Paul’s Church
Women, who so graciously assisted with set-up
and serving the food. “I happily present a
check to Kathy DeJean and her wonderful
crew as a token of our affection,” she said.
Doreen also thanked Msgr. Brice, “whose
invocation always sets the tone for our
gathering, and to Charlene Conner whose
soothing harp music is such a bonus.”
Introductions were then made to Mayor and
Mrs. Fred Schorr, Commission President Mike
Long, Commission VP and Chairman of the
Friends of the Library Susie Gordon, Commis -
sioners Tom Hasis, Sandy Johnson and Chip
LaMarca. Also attending were City Attorney
Mike Cirullo, City Administrator John Lavisky,
Fire Chief David Donzella, Public Works
Director Art Graham, City Clerk Carol Landau,
Police Chief Ross Licata, Finance Director Terry
Sharp and Recreation Director John Trudel.
The Library Staff included Administrative
Secretary, Technology guru and teacher Cathy
Anthony, Library Associate and newest staff
member Patty Eng, Readers’ Advisor, circulation
supervisor and volunteer coordinator Rosemary
Wilson, and evening and Saturday supervisor
Barbara Stiles.
Mayor Schorr then praised the library’s accom -
plish ments. “The Lighthouse Point Library is the
Cultural Nerve Center of our community, it is the
heartbeat of LHP,” said the mayor. “Best of all, it's
locally controlled — not a state or county library
— it’s OUR library,” he added.
In July 1965 the Lighthouse Point Library
opened the doors for the first time in a rented
storefront facing 24th Street in the Beacon
Light Shopping Center. “We’ve come a long
way, baby, since that day!” exclaimed Doreen.
Changes in the library system were noted when
computers and the
children’s department were non-
existent. “Much of that exploding
communi cation world has left
many of us sorely behind — Wikis,
Tweets, Facebook, Blogs — some
have even suggested that we vote
by using our touchtone Smart Fone,
so If I am a Luddite, so be it, because
the library is still the only place
where the world of print is still
king,” she added.
Doreen was filled with praise
for the volunteers. “Our history has
been documented and retold often enough; suffice it to say
that one element has remained a constant through these 45
years – YOU THE VOLUNTEERS. In 1965 the library had no
employees only volunteers. Today we have nearly 100
volunteers who in one capacity or another enrich the lives of
the residents of this City. In these more austere budget times
the role of the volunteer becomes even more magnified.”
In closing, Doreen declared, “We must not, in trying to
think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the
small daily differences we can make, which over time, add up
to big difference that we often cannot foresee. That sums up
what you give each and every day to our library. Thank you!”
And our community thanks Doreen Gauthier for all that
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Library’s Annual Volunteer Luncheon
Seated Joe DeBuvitz, Lenore DeBuvitz, Olga Sher; standing Barbara Kezer,
Barbara Murtha, Penny Hilston, Marcia Crismond, Arlene Loesel, Tina Furey,
Judy Carson, Janice Clermont
Left to right: Dr. Nicholas Louis, Tori Anderson, Ruth Ann Fleming (board
chair), Doreen Gauthier, Linda Hinkle, Mary Ann Platt
Monsignor Brice
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Secrets of Serving Spring Breakers
By Alan Williamson
A college student, athlete, and all-
round popular guy on campus, my
nephew Eric has a lot on his plate. I’m
not talking about his daily to-do list. I’m literally talking about
his plate. At any given moment day or night that plate can be
piled high with the high-density food required to fuel the
relentless growth and development of a blossoming beefcake.
It was that frightening vision of an insatiable eating machine
in our kitchen that first popped into my head when my brother
and sister-in-law told us that Eric and nine of his friends would
be passing through Fort Lauderdale on their way from Nebraska
to the Bahamas for a spring break cruise.
“Of course they can stay with us the day before the cruise,”
I assured them. “We wouldn’t have it any other way.” No sooner
had I hung up the phone when I immediately began torturing
myself with graphic images of the massive amounts of chow
their care and feeding would demand.
“What do you think about pizzas?” I asked my wife, going for
the obvious no-effort crowd-pleaser.
“We would have to get seven or eight pies,” Sherry pointed out.
She reminded me that my parents and aunt and uncle were
also joining us. “That’s going to get expensive and not everyone
likes pizza.”
“Then how about subs?” I proposed, cranking out menu ideas
like Jay Leno cranks out jokes.
“Same downside,” Sherry countered. “Getting enough to go
around will get pricy and not everyone will want a sandwich.”
“So what’s your bright idea?” I shrugged, adopting the
taunting tone of voice I use when Sherry rejects two of my ideas
in a row.
Secrets of Serving Spring Breakers # 1
“I say we buy a bunch of hamburgers and hot dogs at Costco,
throw them on the grill, and make a big pasta salad to go with
them,” Sherry announced with an air of sensibility that was
unassailable.
“You must have read my mind,” I said in mock wonder. “I was
just about to say that.”
Secrets of Serving Spring Breakers # 2
With the food crisis averted, we started doing the math on
our sleeping options for 10 college students. The accommo -
dations we came up with went like this:
• 1 queen-size guest bed for 2
(“The Honeymooner Special”)
• 1 queen-size fold-out sofa for 2 (“The BFF”)
• 1 non-fold-out sofa for 1 (“The Rejected Romeo”)
• 1 family room love seat for 1
(“The Salute to Tiny Asian Woman”)
• 1 living room love seat for 1
(“The Mini-Me Night of Misery”)
• 1 air-bed on loan for 1 (“The Blowhard”)
• 1 carpeted floor for the last 2 out of the bathroom
(“The Rug-Sucker”)
Even though we knew that approximately half of our
overnight guests would not have a real bed or comfortable
alternative, we discovered something irresistibly endearing about
college students: they value adventure and new experiences
much more than old-fashioned luxury.
Drive 25 hours non-stop in an overcrowded van from
Nebraska to Fort Lauderdale? Sign me up!
Go without a shower for two days and suffer the toxic hygiene
of people who hadn’t showered in four days? Count me in!
Sleep on the floor in a strange house with my head on a musty
duffle bag? Not a problem!
Though their flexibility is undeniably impressive, there is one
thing that traveling spring breakers are adamant about having
and will not tolerate any excuse in its absence.
Secrets of Serving Spring Breakers # 3
“Do you have any more power outlets?” one of my nephew’s
buddies asked despondently.
That question had never come up before in 16 years of living
in our home. Before answering, I took a quick look around and
saw that every available plug was stuffed with some form of
recharging technology — from cell phones and Blackberries to
iPods, electronic notebooks and laptops.
“I’ve got a socket open in the laundry room,” I advised helpfully.
“I hope this won’t affect our customer satisfaction ranking.”
“I’ll let it go this time,” he sighed.
If we got points taken off for insufficient connectivity, we
made most of them back by answering “yes” to the one question
spring breakers always ask their adult guardians when there’s
no hope of doing it behind their backs.
Secrets of Serving Spring Breakers # 4
“Is it okay if we have a couple of beers on your patio?” my
nephew politely asked as the evening wound down.
“As long as everyone’s done driving for the night and you
keep the noise down to a dull roar it’s fine with me,” I specified.
I wasn’t sure if I came across as “the cool uncle” or a crotchety
old-fart with a crossword puzzle waiting for him.
“Thanks Uncle Al,” Eric mumbled gratefully, implicitly accepting
my terms and conditions. “And by the way, I just thought you might
like to know, some of the guys were talking and they said that for
an older guy you look like you’re in pretty good shape.”
Pretty good shape for an older guy. I let the words sink in for
a few narcissistic seconds. “Thanks for passing that along, Eric,”
I chuckled nonchalantly.
As I said my goodnights, I thought about what a fine, right-
minded group of Nebraska kids they were and how they
deserved the very best in spring break accommodations and
conveniences.
Next year, the economy willing, I’m adding extra beds and
electrical outlets. And just to make sure our welcome message is
no secret, there will be a banner out on the patio that reads:
SPRINGBRASKA 2011:
Your Low-Budget Bed and Beer Break
Before the Bahamas
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the market; it has finally been deemed too toxic.
For many years, this compound had been used to
indiscriminately kill insects in everything from cities to living
rooms. Thanks to skillful marketing campaigns, Dursban
became a household name much like Kleenex.
Unfortunately, many people had to suffer before it was
acknowledged to cause illness. Now, thanks in part to the
internet, we can be informed, powerful consumers, and we
should demand that any product we use, especially in our
homes and on food, be safe for us and the environment.
There are actually many effective, safe alternatives to
choose from, but as with drugs, if they are naturally occurring,
there’s not much incentive to market them, because much less
money can be made. So, don’t expect them to be advertised
on TV, or highlighted in big box flyers.
Neem, a botanical product that is derived from the Neem
tree, (Azadiracta indica) is your one stop shop. All parts of the
tree are used, but especially the oil extracted from the seeds.
For centuries, it was used in its homeland of India not only to
control insects, but also to cure many sicknesses, including
malaria. Only recently, has
there been a resurgence
of this plant’s importance.
In fact the United Nations
has declared Neem to be the tree of the 21st century.
In a nutshell, Neem’s chemical constituents, when ingested
by the insect, create hormonal disruptions which prevent the
insect from feeding, breeding or metamorphosing. Unlike
artificial chemical insecticides, it does not lead to resistant
strains. Entomologists have isolated at least 390 different
insect species that are controlled by the bio-activity of the
Neem tree.
As a bonus, it also is effective in killing fungus, bacteria, and
virus. It is totally safe to use on food plants, is pleasant
smelling and inexpensive. This is a product that every
gardener should have in her arsenal. Aphids, scale, mealybug,
chinch bugs, leaf miner, moth larvae, beetles and thrips, watch
out! Neem to the rescue. N
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Donna can be reached at 954-783-GATE, or at www.donnas
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Bras d’or Lake Scenic Drive
And Fleur-De-Lis Trails
rom Baddeck, we traveled west around the huge Bras'd
Or Lake, then east to historic Ft. Louisbourgh. The lake
region is the traditional home of Nova Scotia’s native
Mi'kmaq (commonly pronounced Mik Mack) Indians. They
have occupied the Northumberland Shore for centuries.
The Fortress of Louisbourg is a step thru time into a
fortified French colonial town of the 18th century. It is the
largest historic reconstruction in North America,
meticulously rebuilt on the foundations of the original
fortress. The French came to the site in 1713, and due to
the thriving fishing industry it quickly became a French
stronghold. The need for fish was great and it was plentiful
in the waters of Nova Scotia. The Roman Catholic King of
France saw the promise of great profit from the Cod, so its
primary function was to protect the cod fishing industry
rather than as a strategic military base. Twice taken by the
English, the walls were
completely destroyed, and
the citizens sent back to
France the second time.
Since the fortress was of
little strategic use, it fell
into complete disuse and
disrepair. Thankfully, careful
records were kept allow -
ing for the exact recon-
struction of the site today.
The year is 1744 as you
pass thru the gates to
streets filled with soldiers, fishermen, musicians and
vendors who appear to be going about their daily business.
Guides are available for a 45 minute trip thru time. One
still needs time to explore on his own to visit the sod-
roofed fisherman’s cottage where the cod is dried, and the
bakery where bread is made daily “the old fashioned way.”
There is a small museum showing the history of the
Mi’kmaq people of Cape Breton. We had lunch at a tavern
where we were served 18th century style; offered only a
large napkin plate, and pewter spoon.
Leaving Fort Louisbourg, a short drive took us to
Lighthouse Point and the historic Louisbourg Lighthouse.
It is the site of the first lighthouse in Canada, built by the
French in 1733. Another was built in the 1820s and the
present one in 1920, on the site of the ruins of the first two.
Following the Sunrise Trail (the Northumberland Shore
region), we arrived in Antigonish. The renowned Highland
Games have been held here every July since 1861, the
largest and oldest held outside of Scotland. Following the
St George’s Bay, we continued to Pictou, our destination
for the night.
Pictou is a harbor
town dating back to
September 15, 1773,
when the first
boatload of Scottish
Highlanders arrived
on the ship Hector,
begin ning a wave of
Scottish migration.
On the water front, a
full scale replica of
the Hector sits in the Quay.
We were in Pictou during
the celebration when 200
direct descendants of the
original settlers all boarded
the Hector; reliving the
feeling of the original six
week crossing. We had
dinner at a waterfront restaurant with a view of the sunset
on one side and the Hector on the other.
Our B&B in Pictou was the Evening Sail B&B, owned and
operated by Gail and Michelle LeBlanc, a mother and
daughter, again Toronto transplants (seems to be a trend!).
They have owned the Inn for five years and were a wealth
of information. We enjoyed long conversations with
Michelle who must have been a stand up comedienne in a
previous life! Breakfast was served family style and we met
and chatted with the other eight guests over robust coffee,
homemade muffins, croissants, fresh juice and egg
casserole. She supplied each guest with a zip lock bag to
take muffins with them “for the road.”
THE SUNRISE TRAIL
The Sunrise Trail begins with rolling farmlands and the
waters of the Northumberland Strait. We could see red
bluffs as we continued northwest toward New Brunswick.
2685 Kilometers Around
Part II
By Judy Sullivan, Photos By Bill Sullivan
On The Road Again:
Across Nova Scotia
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The communities along this route offer a fascinating
array of names. We first arrived in Tagamagouche, then
Pugwash which sits on a harbor at the mouth of the
Pugwash River. Most noticeable were the street signs in
both Gaelic and English, reflecting the town's strong
Scottish heritage. It is a producer of some of the finest
pewter, and a major mine that produces over a million tons
of the purest salt annually. Pugwash is the host of the
Gathering of the Clans each July 1 with festivals of
traditional music, dance and highland games.
NEW BRUNSWICK
New Brunswick is Canada’s only official bilingual
province. We entered New Brunswick on the eastern end
at Sackville, a small town on a marsh with a bronze statue
to the man who loved the city so much he swept the
streets every day. The eastern seaboard, along the shores of
the Bay of Fundy, is considered one of the Marine Wonders
of the World.
Called Ocean
Tidal Exploration
Site, the Hopewell
Rocks are the site
of the highest tides
in the world; reach -
ing the height of a
four-story building.
You can walk on
the ocean floor
and six hours later be 14 metres (45 feet) above it. Called
flower pots, towering rock formations, sculpted by the
powerful Bay of Fundy’s tidal power, are tufted on top
with shrubbery.
A 10- to 15-minute gravel walking trail from the Inter -
pretive Center takes you to the site. Shuttle service is also
provided for a fee. The rocks are reached by a series of
122 metal steps. The top of the stairs bears a clock and a
cautionary sign indicating the time visitors must be on the
stairs in order the get safely to the top before the high tide.
You can walk the ocean floor for about 1.5 km from three
hours before low tide to three hours after. (9)
Taking Canada Highways 1 and 2, we travelled a more
inland route, passing near the farming town of Sussex.
Sussex is known as the covered bridge Capital of Atlantic
Canada, and is host to the Atlantic International Balloon
Festival, an event we missed by a few days!
The route then took us south, into historic St. John, the
“anchor” of the Bay of Fundy. This large city with maritime
charm contains beautiful “old port architecture,” but is
also the site of huge cruise ships and ferries. St John is the
oldest city in Canada. It is a cosmopolitan city with parks,
theatres and museums, as well as historic forts and
cemeteries. One must take heed in this area to refer to
St. John (New Brunswick), as opposed to St. John’s
(Newfoundland) in order to avoid confusion (or looking
uneducated!).
Our first big city on the trip came as a bit of a cultural
shock. Our GPS carefully guided us to the Homeport
Historic B&B, but we found ourselves in what appeared to
be a declining area of the city. The house sat atop a grassy
bluff, surrounded by other homes that appeared to be
hoping for a rejuvenation of the area! Homeport is owned
by Ralph Holyoke and his wife. It is actually two historic
homes, originally belonging to two brothers, joined
together in the middle with an addition. The grounds are
sloped and grassy and contain flower gardens with
whimsical sculpture. Close by is New Brunswick Square.
On three levels it contains shops, restaurants and services
and the pedway to the uptown attractions. Our dinner was
at The Boilerworks which looked as if it had just stepped
out of South Beach.
Breakfast was served in the old dining room with a small
serving kitchen adjacent. The house was “managed” by
two dogs, Digby, a Duck Trolling Retriever and Nova a 2-
year-old Chow/Lab mix.
St John is also home to Reversing Falls. Although we did
not have an opportunity to visit, it is said to be an
experience that should be witnessed 3 times: at all times of
the tides. Halfway between high and low tide is Slack Tide.
Lasting approximately 20 minutes, it is the only time that
boats can pass thru the falls. It is the time when the Bay of
Fundy and the St John River are equal. The bay drops too
low and the river flow is allowed to come crashing thru
the gorge and out to sea. When the ocean climbs to high
tide, the river reverses and flows backwards with rapids
running upriver; thus its name.
We arrived at the Ferry terminal at 8 the next morning
for our 9AM departure. Reservations had been made in
May, so check in was fast and easy. Since the ferry
schedules vary by the time of the year, the day of the week
and the direction (St. John to Digby or vice versa), it is very
important to check the schedules before going. Prices vary
as to season, car size and ages of occupants as well.
Boarding is organized and fast, and the ships are clean. The
Princess of Acadia had a gift shop, news stand, library and
several “restaurants,” as well as a large lounge with
computer ports and wifi. The crossing to Digby took about
three hours.
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FUNDY SHORE AND
ANNAPOLIS VALLEY
Digby is the gateway to some of Nova Scotia's most
spectacular regions. It was founded in 1783 by Loyalists
from New England, led by Admiral Digby. It overlooks the
Annapolis Basin which opens into the Bay of Fundy. World
Famous Digby scallops are harvested here and colorful
scallop draggers sit in the harbor. The boats sit almost on
dry land during the low tide, but float at dock level 9
metres higher when the tide is high. The boardwalk along
the harbor is lined with shops and restaurants. The scallop
dragger, Lady Vanessa, restored into a fishing and scallop
museum, sits at the end. Off the main street is Trinity
Anglican Church. Built in 1878, it is thought to be the only
one in Canada built entirely by shipwrights. The interior
handiwork shows this influence.
Our B&B, The Thistle Down Country
Inn, was on the wharf overlooking the
famous scallop fleet. It is a small house
on the Bay with a two story “motel
style unit” in the back. It is owned by
a tall, rather humorless gentleman, with
an unfortunate resemblance to Lurch
of Adams Family TV fame! The units in
the back were clean and close to the
water. Though not “antique,” they did
afford us a beautiful sunset!
After lunch, a stroll along the wharf
took us out onto the docks to watch
the scallop draggers. In speaking to
some of the fishermen, we learned that
there are numerous “salmon farms” in
the bay. Actually caged, the salmon are
fed twice daily by discharging food thru large hoses on the
side of the boat. The drag “nets” that scoop up the scallops
are made from recycled tires!
For the rest of the afternoon, we took a short side-trip to
Annapolis Royal. Annapolis Royal is located along the
Evangeline Trail. It contains over 150 heritage buildings
including the oldest wooden house in Canada.
This is also the home of the Annapolis Historic Gardens
and the Ft. Anne National Historic Site. ‘The fort features
earthwork fortifications, a museum, officer’s quarters and
a magazine. It is the fifth fort built on this location. Located
at the Annapolis River Causeway, the Annapolis Tidal
Power Project is the first of its kind in North America. It
generates hydroelectric power using the force of the
Fundy tides.
The Digby Neck and islands are famous for the whale
watching experiences. The Bay of Fundy is home to at
least 15 species of whales. They migrate to the Bay of
Fundy in the summer and fall then to the warmer waters
of the Caribbean and Mexico for mating and eating in the
winter and spring. Most commonly sighted are the
Humpback, Fin and Minke whales. It is also home to
Atlantic White-sided Dolphin and Porpoise.
Brier Island is reached by two ferries. Each runs 24/7, at
a cost of $5.00 round trip. The two ferries are timed so
that by leaving one you arrive in time for the second.
Payment is made on the way over, no charge to return. The
first leaves East Ferry for Tiverton on Long Island.
Tiverton is a small fishing village with
Boar’s Head Lighthouse. There is also a
trail to Balancing Rock, a much photo -
graphed column of Basalt rock, balanced
precariously on the edge of the shore. Try
as we might, we never found the trail to
see the rock! From Freeport at the end of
the island, the second ferry takes you to
Brier Island.
The Brier Island Lodge is pretty much
“the only game in town.” It is a motel-
style lodge with a farm and a resident goat
named Ruby, two dogs Harley and Rascal,
a pot bellied pig, several roosters, a couple
of sheep and a horse. The restaurant serves dinner and a
complimentary continental breakfast.
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18. Portraits – Marcia irschy
19. Artist – Peggy inaekian
20. Art – Jerry Smietanka
21. Water Colors & Mixed Media –
Marilyn G. ( oung
22. Jim Leary
23. Kinky Bikini – Deborah Lettieri
24. &alerie Lecklikner
25. Artist – Jake Evan Janis
26. Scul8tures – Lee Ann Cummins
27. Artist – Francine Maille
28. Stegman’s Studio – Roger Stegman
29. Wildlife Art – by arley
30. Watercolors by Diann – Diann Brassard
31. Joni Designs – Joni . Purkiss
32. Treasures From the Sea – Norma Lettieri
33. Jewelry – Shirley Kelley
34. Mixed Media – Monica elue Kajatt
35. Art & Design – Tammy Seymore
36. " uilts – Regina Whalen
37. PlexSea Art – Peg Renard
38. Watercolorist – George Thom8son
37. Wildlife and Nature Photogra8her –
Joanne Williams
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ay Meranchik, Lighthouse Point resident, and well-
respected dog whisperer, discovered a key element
to the anti-aging process when he was still a kid. It’s
his ability to value, understand and literally commu -
nicate with dogs that makes him unique. He’s not only a
superlative dog trainer, teaching individuals how to build
relationships with their dogs, but is one of the first
pioneers in the field of pet therapy in this country.
“I helped create the laws that allow pets into nursing
homes, hospitals and institutions,” Jay explained. “I’ve
been recognized with a Jefferson Award, appeared in a
Walt Disney educational film with my own dog, and was
honored in proclamation by local commissioners.” Jay’s
natural ability to bring out the best in people by
introducing his dogs to them in such settings has turned
into something that many of us take for granted. Always
naming his dogs after superheroes, he’s currently the
proud owner of Maxine (nicknamed Max), named after
Jessica Alba’s character {Max Guevara, a secret government
supersoldier} in Dark Angel, and it’s clear, by watching
them together, that their relationship is a very special one.
Although Max looks like a German Shepherd, she’s
actually a Belgian Malinois, and at a tender-age of 16-months,
attends to Jay’s every need, and he does the same for her.
Jay suffers from a rare form of polio that is characterized by
progressive symmetrical paralysis and loss of reflexes,
usually beginning in the legs. “I got polio from the polio
shot when I was fourteen,” Jay explained. ‘A small
percentage of people contract the disease this way.”
“I didn’t get polio until I was fourteen. It happened
when they switched from the vaccine to the sugar pills,”
he said. His body obviously didn’t have a good reaction to
it. And growing up in the projects of Brooklyn, NY, he
already had a rough start in life. “I grew up in Sheepshead
Bay, Coney Island and in the projects the only pets you
were allowed were fish and birds. No cats, no dogs,” Jay
said. “But the fish and the birds were all I had when I had
got sick and they meant everything to me.”
“I realized something was wrong right away, but it
wasn’t until I fell down in school and couldn’t get up
anymore that other people noticed,” Jay said. Today Jay
looks like the pillar of health and one would never know
he has a disability. He suffers deep pain, but it’s nothing
that’s visible to the eye. He has what medical professionals
refer to as an invisible illness. “That’s a problem because
people think there is no problem when there is one. “I
fight it all the time.”
Therefore, Max is more than merely a pet, although his
joy at having her in his company is self-evident, but she’s
his working dog. Max is always ready to work and enjoys
demonstrating her skills. Jay gives a command from the
couch, ‘Max, go open the refrigerator and get me the
water.’ She does. ‘Good girl. You didn’t close the
refrigerator (she’s young, she’s learning), go close that
door.’ He makes two clicking noises and she closes the
door and returns to Jay. “She also gets the newspaper
every morning and she starts the vacuum cleaner up for
me.” Max has a training area in the backyard where the
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climbs the ladder, walks
on the balance beam and
more. She’s even learning
how to push a grocery cart.
Jay’s fondness of
animals was unmistak able
as a young child because
he used to run away to
the local pet shop for
solace. One day the
owner hired him to come
and work after school and
feed the animals. Jay was
in his element. Later on he worked as an animal handler
in a biological lab that sold rat, monkey and dog cells.
“They were taking dogs and killing them and selling
their cells. I ended up quitting because I couldn’t take
it any longer,” said Jay. Before quitting, he saved a liter
and adopted one of the dogs. This dog became his first
working dog, named Natasha.
It was at the lab when he ran across research papers
written by psychiatrists about using dogs as a catalyst
for response in patients. “I’m a different individual than
most,” he said. Meaning, he realized that this research
suggested there was a need to train dogs to help therapists
reach through the emotional conflicts that existed
between them and their patients.
Jay originally moved to Florida to help take care of his
mother, but he also had other plans, as well. In September
1974 he created his first organization, the Feeling Heart
Foundation, based in Miami Beach. “Animals, up to this
point, weren’t allowed in institutions,” he said. His mother
had a lot to do with opening up his eyes and teaching him
to pursue his gift. “My mother was a woman full of faith
and she took care of me when I got polio, and every time
I’d reach a goal and she’d see somebody who was less
fortunate than I was, whether the person suffered from
polio or some other form of a crippling disease, and say,
‘there by the grace of God.’ She knew I had a gift with
animals and for years I didn’t know what to do with it and
she’d tell me that when God is knocking at your door you
just have to listen and you’ll figure it out. Finally one day
I put it all together and I said I can help.”
He tries to hold back tears when speaking about his
mother. “My mother raised me, and I was born and raised
Jewish, and one of the things she always impressed upon
me was how to make the world a better place,” Jay said.
“She said that’s our job. She’s gone now. She passed away
a couple of years ago from old age, she was almost
90-years-old.”
These days Jay is busy creating a new foundation called
The National K-9 Working Dog, Inc, that will create a
national database registry for all working dogs (Police,
Search & Rescue and Service), so they can be given
critical equipment needed to protect their lives and
well being while doing their jobs serving and
protecting the public. “I just started it at the
beginning of the month and this is the evolution of
what I’ve been doing all my life. In talking with the
Florida state police I found out that there isn’t a
retirement program for these dogs, and without any
police officers they are taking on a financial burden
they may not be able to handle. The
dogs don’t live much longer after
retirement, so the state should at least
continue its financial responsibility
for these dogs for their last couple of
years. Otherwise, and it’s unfortunate,
that a few dogs are euthanized.
Working dogs deserve much more
respect than what currently exists,”
said Jay.
And here’s Jay’s advice: whenever
you see a working dog helping
someone who is disabled, please
don’t bother the dog. “When we
enter a grocery store or a restaurant
the public is really not aware of how
to proceed and react to a service dog,
so I’m trying to raise awareness in order to teach people
what is not appropriate. Dogs can be easily distracted and
they’re supposed to be paying attention to the person
they’re servicing, so if you pet it, that’s a distraction and
it’s harmful to the disabled person.” Jay has been invited
by the Broward county library system to come in and
speak to the children about service dogs and how to take
care of and understand their pets.
There’s a difference between someone who loves
animals and someone who is a dog whisperer, and Jay is
certainly both! N
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The Sanctuary Guild of The First Presbyterian Church in
Pompano Beach held its Annual Luncheon/Fashion Show at
Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club on March 20.
The theme for the Luncheon was to support the food pantry of
The First Presbyterian Church that is operated under the
leadership of Dwayne Black, Pastor of Children’s Youth and The
Reverend W. Jack Noble. The Sanctuary Guild wanted to assist the
Youth Group in their mission of distributing food to our
neighbors in need.
The Sanctuary Guild offered for its raffle prizes, beautiful
baskets donated by merchants from Lighthouse Point, Pompano
Beach, Deerfield Beach, Boca Raton and West Palm Beach.
Elsa Hoffmann was the star of the fashion show. At 102 years
young, she modeled three different styles from Patchington
located in Pompano Beach and Sondro located at the Cove
Shopping Center.
The table decorations were unusual. Cans of food in Publix
brown bags with pink fillers were the centerpieces for the tables.
The food was donated to the food pantry at First Presbyterian
Church to help those in need.
The guests expressed their approval of the theme. N
SANCTUARY GUILD HOLDS FASHION SHOW
Elsa Brehm Hoffman, 102
year-old fashion model.
Annie Miller, Donna Lyon, (co-presidents) Elsa Hoffmann,
Doug Hurst, Carolyn Buonomo
Marti Miles, Phyllis Phelps ,Jeane Russick, Connie Johnson,
Georgette Fitzpatrick, Dwyane Black, Becky Concato, Annie Miller,
Carolyn Buonomo, Donna Lyon. Kneeling: Marcy Sloan and Ingrid Bowman
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Our Whale watching cruise began from the general
store in Westport, the only village on the island, where we
found sandwiches and soft drinks and picked up our
tickets. The morning rain cleared and by push off we had
beautiful sunny weather. We encountered only several
Dolphin and porpoise early, but our patience was
rewarded later when we found two Humpbacks who
swam close to the boat as we followed. There is no wildlife
encounter in the world that compares with the greeting
of a whale! We watched them “blow” and dive, showing us
that great “tail shot” and cameras clicked constantly for
over an hour. A short hike to Seal Cove, home to a small
seal colony, offered views of the Island’s two lighthouses,
the Northern Light and the Western Light.
YARMOUTH AND
ACADIAN SHORES ROUTE
Back on the “mainland,” we began a southern route
following alongside St. Mary’s Bay. This route also
encompasses part of the Evangeline Trail, Glooscap Trail
and Annapolis Valley Routes, passing through Acadian
villages enroute to Yarmouth. The history here goes back
400 years when Louis XIII sat on the throne of France. It
passes through 16 picturesque French speaking villages,
all bilingual descendants of the first European settlers from
France in the 1600s. Most of these depend on the sea for
their livelihood. Fishermen collect rockweed, seaweed
used as fertilizer, and Irish moss, an additive used in foods
such as ice cream and gelatin.
It is home to several
massive Acadian churches.
St. Bernard is an awe
inspiring granite church
which seats 1000, and was
constructed between 1910
and 1942 by local residents.
St. Mary’s is located on the
campus of Universite Sainte-
Anne, Canada’s only French
language university. Located
at Church Point, St Mary’s is
considered an engineering
marvel; constructed between
1903 and 1905 in the form of
a cross 135 feet wide with
the steeple rising 185 feet. It
is the largest wooden church
in North America.
Standing just outside of Yarmouth, the Cape Forchu
Lightstation is one of Nova Scotia’s most historically
significant lighthouses. The original of 1839 has been
replaced with the current one, built in the 1960s. It can be
seen over 30 nautical miles out at sea.
Yarmouth was settled in 1761. Its lucrative trade with
the West Indies brought prosperity still seen in the
architecture today. A great shipping heritage, it has been the
arrival point for visitors since the early days. It is home to
over 400 sea captain’s homes built between 1850 and 1900.
SOUTH SHORE/
THE LIGHTHOUSE ROUTE
Long known as Sentinels of the sea, Nova Scotia is
probably known as much for its lighthouses as it is for the
scallops. From weathered octagons to cupola topped
towers, replicas and originals, they come in all shapes and
sizes. Our destination of Liverpool took us by many, as well
as several historic villages.
Birchwood, first settled by about 1,500 blacks who
came with the loyalist migration in 1783, was the largest
black settlement in North America. Lockport has a
2685 Kilometers Around
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registered Street scape
made up of five houses
built by descendants
of John Locke, offering
an interesting cross-
section of historical
architecture. From
here there are views of
both Gull Rock and
Carter’s Lighthouses.
Shelburne was settled
by United Empire
loyalists in 1783 that
remained loyal to the
crown during the
American Revolution.
Liverpool, “Port of
the Privateers,” was
the privateering capital
of North America
between 1760 and
1812. It is located at
the mouth of the Mersey River, and hosts Privateer Days
each summer. We stayed at the beautiful Morton House Inn
here. Probably the most beautiful of our B&B's, it was
lovingly restored to its present state by the owners over a
period of two years. There was a scrapbook in the salon,
showing the before and after photos of the restorations.
Breakfast was served in the formal dining room on porcelain
bearing the Nova Scotia coat of arms, crystal glasses, and
heavy antique silverware.
The South Shore is by far the most "traveled" of the
routes. We traveled slightly inland, through lake and farm
country to Bridgewater, then to Lunenburg one of Nova
Scotia’s oldest and most historic towns.
In the town of Mahone Bay, home of marvelous
architecture, three waterfront churches make up one of
the most photographed scenes in Nova Scotia. A stop by
the road will afford this view.
Peggy’s Cove has been called “timeless magic.”
Crossing a rocky headland, the landscape is barren granite
bluffs, all carved from the sea.
Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse sits
high up on smooth worn
granite. Visitors are welcome,
with due caution, to walk up
to the lighthouse steps. From
here, with a tiny harbor
below surrounded by
colorful fishing boats,
weathered fish sheds and
drying nets, it is a photo -
grapher’s and artist’s dream.
It is among the most photo -
graphed places in
Canada. Look ing
out to sea, we
spotted whale and
Dolphin. It is also
home to Canada’s
only lighthouse-
housed post office.
It offers restaurants,
shops and accom -
mo dations, and is
literally teeming
with tourist busses
and cars. This was
the only place that
we encountered
crowds, and the
crowds were large.
Just west of
Peggy’s Cove, a
short trail leads to
a stone monument
at the Swiss Air
Mem orial Site,
erected in memory
of lives lost in the
plane crash of 1998.
From here, we
returned to Halifax
and our hotel home
near the airport.
Was it a wonderful
trip? You bet! Did
we “see it all?”
NO way! Would
we return to see
the rest of the
provinces?
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MORTGAGE NEWS
Many parents scream these words
into their children’s rooms nightly. But
do they take their own advice?? Think
about some of your recent purchases. If
you had done a bit more shopping (homework) could have you
avoided some headaches or additional unforeseen expenses???
For many of us, our homes are our biggest investment and where
we spend most of our time. Doesn’t it make sense to spend a little
extra time choosing theMortgage Professional to handle the
transaction? One who has the experience and wisdom to help you
avoid potential hurdles and costly mistakes?
So, what should you look for?
1) The length of time the person and or organization has been in
established and their years of experience. They may have just
entered the business, but were successful in a prior industry that
offered them experience and knowledge that is valuable.
2) Ask for references, names and phone number s of satisfied clients.
Call the people and ask detailed questions regarding the level of
service and integrity of the Broker. Don’t be shy!
3) Do they enjoy a strong referral base? Most successful profes -
sionals obtain most of their business through referrals. Ask your
friends and neighbors who handles their last Mortgage and if they
were happy with the quality of service they received and why.
4) Always ask for a Good Faith Estimate (GFE). The bank is required
by law to provide you with the GFE within three business days
of submitting the application. If the GFE is not offered and you
have to ask for one, be cautious.
5) Correspond via e-mail and file all of them regarding the particular
transaction in a folder on your computer. If there are any
differences in “recollection” you have the documentation handy
to clarify the facts.
6) Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you feel necessary.
Borrowers are sometimes embarrassed to ask too many questions
because they are afraid they might appear inexperienced and
therefore vulnerable. Actually, the more questions you ask, the
more knowledgeable you seem.
7) If the Broker recommends a Realtor, Title Company, or Insurance
Company make sure they offer you more than one referral. The
extra time you spend comparing quotes will be well worth it.
The Mortgage Professional should be asking you lots of questions.
The slightest detail can make a difference in the loan to value
guidelines, pricing and/or ultimately approval. In addition, don’t
withhold information from them. Most likely what you are trying to
hide will eventually surface. All parties are better off if all the cards
are on the table from the beginning. Communication from both
sides is key.
Please contact us if you are shopping for a home or thinking of
shopping for one. We would be delighted to work with you. N
Karen Hammett is a licensed Mortgage Broker and owner of
Howard Grace Mortgage located in the Duval Court Professional
Centre, 625 SE 10th Street, Deerfield Beach. Please call her at
954-421-3010 or e-mail her at Karen@HowardGraceMortgage.com.
Do Your HOMEWORK!!!!
By Karen Hammett
A grandmother (“Marge”) recently
wanted to set an appointment for her
adult son, who felt stuck in a bad
marriage. Marge was concerned that her son’s daily disagreements
with his wife had become so disruptive to the family of four that
her grandchildren were being negatively affected. She felt that
neither parent was at their best, since both were constantly upset
and distracted with their many problems. One solution I suggested:
provide positive role models for the kids outside the home.
Research shows that children in all types of family situations,
intact or not, have benefitted from positive role models, who
characteristically do the following: Share good values, Demonstrate
confidence and self-esteem, Encourage healthy habits for the body
and mind, Provide motivation and encouragement, Offer solutions to
stressful situations, and Give tips on how to remain free from
negative peer pressure.
It is not an easy task to find positive role models for our kids, as we
know from the disturbing headlines in our local newspapers. Those
to whom we have entrusted our children, including teachers, coaches,
and religious groups, have a few bad apples amongst them that have
caused us all to be more vigilant about where we leave our kids.
That is one reason why parents, now more than ever before, have
turned to dance, hockey, and martial arts programs offered for youth
in their communities. In addition to providing some of the best role
models, ballet, ice-skating, and karate classes help kids of all ages
become better listeners, develop self confidence and self control
that will lead to making good decisions, and increase their physical
fitness, strength, and coordination.
My own son, Chris (16), is fortunate to have a karate instructor,
Sensei Craig Haley with LaValle’s in LHP, as his positive role model
for the past five years, based on a recommendation from one of our
neighbors. Chris will be achieving the rank of “black belt” very soon,
and our family is very proud of Chris’ accomplishment with the
mentorship he received. We are not alone in our praise of Sensei,
since he has received a “Most Inspiring Instructor” award.
I have heard similar success stories from neighbors whose
children have greatly benefitted from the positive role models and
training provided at Glacier Ice & Snow Arena in LHP, and there are
many others. The parents I have talked with over the years are very
grateful their kids have developed a non-quitting spirit to overcome
obstacles and have become successful achievers, in part, as a result
of the positive role models in our community. N
Catherine is a Family Law Attorney and Florida Supreme Court
Certified Family Law Mediator, who has been serving South
Florida for over twenty-seven years. Catherine’s parents, Ike and
Dorothy Iaconis also live in Lighthouse Point.
LEGAL MATTERS
Power of Positive Role Models for Our Kids
By Catherine Iaconis Favitta
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Balkan & Patterson, LLP is proud to be sponsoring the “PINK POWER” team for Relay for Life in
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52 Lighthouse Point Magazine • www.lhpmag.com
2010 SUMMER
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Each year it’s great tradition at Kosta’s Greek Eatery to invite all their
loyal customers to a glorious Easter Feast.
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of their famous Greek Salads, Pita Bread, Hummus and slow-cooked
beef from a huge charcoal pit, serviced by five volunteer “meat
turners.”
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Kosta (right) serving his loyal customers.
Family Portrait
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2010 SUMMER
GUEST PROGRAM
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your toilets with low-flow toilets, but right now, you want to
conserve water and lower your water bill without spending a lot of
money and time. A toilet tank water dam like these available at
amconservationgroup.com help reduce water waste up to 30%
with each flush. The quick and easy part is that installing a toilet
dam takes about 45 seconds. Just wedge the dam into the toilet tank,
and one flush later, you are conserving water and saving our planet.
3. Grab a bag. Go outside. Look around. Unless you are living in
Amish Country, you will likely notice litter on your street, in your
yard, or somewhere on the route leading up to your front door. Go
back inside. Grab a garbage bag. Put on work gloves or even
disposable medical gloves. Now set a timer for five minutes and go!
Pick up whatever litter is in your line of sight. Get your kids in on
the clean up fun. Not only will your street, yard, and neighborhood
be cleaner, but your neighbors will thank you for removing
environmental eye sores. Oh, and just for the record,
you’re helping keep waste out of our dirt and water
supplies. Aren’t you awesome?
4. Eat a veggie burger. Switching to a vegetarian diet is not at the
top of every environmentalist’s list, however, incorporating a few
vegetarian meals into your diet each week is as easy as frying up a
veggie burger! You can enjoy a zesty side of pride and satisfaction
with your veggie burger since, according to a 2006 report published
by the University of Chicago, eating a vegan diet is more important
in the fight against global warming than driving a hybrid car. And
all you had to do was pull out your frying pan! Just think of all that
money you saved not having to purchase a hybrid!
5. Put the neighborhood kids to work. Right now, at least five
kids are running around our neighborhood searching for something
fun to do. A great way to give back to your community and the
environment is to inspire young environmentalists. Each evening
when I go outside to water our vegetable and flower gardens, I wave
at the neighborhood kids and invite them over to our yard. So far,
none of the kids have turned me down when I’ve offered to have
them water the gardens. By putting kiddos to work in the garden,
you are growing young environmentalists and are nurturing a love
for nature that will last for generations. It’s so easy. Have the kids
do your gardening for you! N
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and make green living possible:
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CANTANKEROUSLY YOURS
A Little Surliness is Good for the Soul.
By Wendell Abern
Dear Curious, Dubious and
Skeptical Readers,
To my surprise (and delight), I actually
receive fan mail! Not the usual type. I get
e-mails that say things like, “Stick it to them!” and, “How does your
wife put up with you?” Okay, not terribly flattering. Still, it’s
gratifying to know that some people can identify with my
cantankerous observations.
Many readers ask the same two questions: “Were you always
such a crab?” And, “Do you ever run out of things to kvetch about?”
No. And no. And they’re linked.
Years ago, I actually possessed a moderate temperament.
Then the world started to change, and my bouts of anger and
frustration grew in frequency and intensity as technology exploded.
First, someone invents long-playing records, and all my 45s
become instant antiques.
Then someone invents huge-screen television sets, and my 19-
inch Zenith becomes puny.
Then someone invents computers, and my typewriter becomes
a joke.
I start to become edgy and skittish, finding refuge and solace only
in huge quantities of salami.
Then someone invents CDs, and there go the long-playing
records replaced my 45s.
Then someone improves on computers, and I have to replace my
PC, which has became slow and obsolete in two years.
By this time, we have moved to Florida, and my usual sunny
disposition is well on its way to crankiness, expedited by two-hour
waits in doctors reception rooms, and countless older women who
look like they are devouring their steering wheels while
approximating the act of driving.
Then someone invents plasma TVs and my 35-inch Sony turns
into a relic.
This is followed by cellphones that take pictures and broadcast
ball games, automobiles that talk and give directions, and I feel like
I am being whisked into some kind of weird time-and-space warp
where Playstationing and MyFacing and BlueTubing are taking over
the world.
Everyone is Twittering and Tweeting, and it sounds like the
making of a global porn movie, while I’m still trying to figure out
how to leave an outgoing message on my telephone answering
machine without hanging up on myself.
One day, I wake up to the fact that all of this new gadgetry, which
is supposedly making life easier for all of us, is turning me into a
crotchety old curmudgeon.
Furthermore, whenever I need help in fixing or understanding
any of these new whiz-bang creations, I rely on phone systems with
menus and recorded messages that ultimately end up putting me
on hold before I can actually reach a live human being.
So no, I was not always so crabby. It took about 67, 68 years before
I reached permanent ballistic mode. And I think it’s good for the soul
to express a little surliness now and then. As for running out of things
to kvetch about, there’s a better chance I’ll win the lottery.
For example:
A few months ago, I reported, in this publication, on my
horrendous experiences with Dumbcast. I wrote a column
headlined, “Yes, This Really *@!#&!+! Happened.” Shortly after the
column was published, I received my monthly bill.
Instead of sending in a payment, I looked up the name of the
CEO of Dumbcast (Mr. Brian Roberts), and will share with you a
small section of the letter I then wrote to him:
Dear Mr. Roberts,
Enclosed is my March column, starring Comcast.
Your portion of my frustration and aggravation wasted more than
two hours of my time. Most of it on hold. A direct reflection of your
pathetic communications set-up.
And now you send me a bill. Mr. Roberts, I don’t intend to pay
you a cent until I hear from you. And when you (or one of your
chattels) contact me, I expect to be told that I will receive free
service for the next three months.
A few days ago, I heard from his lackey just before this column
went to press. He is in charge of “Acceleration” in Dumbcast’s
regional office. He told me he was passing my complaint to the
Operations Director. Whatever the outcome, I promise to pass it
along to you in my next column.
Anyway, shortly after that disastrous episode, my wife and I
decide that we don’t need two e-mail servers. I want to get rid of
Dumbcast, of course; my wife wants to dump AOL for the silly reason
that we will save more money.
We/she settle on AOL. We/she also decide I will be the one to
handle the cancellation.
I start on the Internet, hoping to avoid phone calls altogether.
First, I go to the AOL site, looking for “Cancel” on their “Help”
menu.
I get a pop-up: “’Cancel’ is not yet available. Come back soon.”
I decide to phone instead, and spend another five minutes
looking for a phone number. AOL does not publish a number on
their website. I have to look it up on Google.
In preparation for yet another wonderful phone experience, I
make myself two three-inch-high ham and cheese sandwiches. After
punching my way through their phone menu and being put on hold,
I start to eat.
I finish the sandwiches and work my way through half a pack of
beef sticks before Edna comes on the line.
After asking a few questions, she tells me I have now cancelled
the main portion of AOL, but to cancel the two premium programs
(which I didn’t even know I had), I have to call someone else and
give them a special cancellation confirmation number. Which she
then gives to me.
I call and reach Gerald. After confirming my name and request,
he says, “What is your cancellation confirmation number?”
“7933690843 dash 26. What’s yours?”
“Excuse me?”
“C’mon, I gave you a number, now you give me one.”
Gerald is too busy to engage in levity with the riff-raff. Instead,
he says, “Sir, you have now cancelled the special feature preventing
pop-ups on your AOL site. Would you like to also cancel the special
spyware?”
“Yes,” I say, dreading what he will say next.
“You’ll have to call another number.”
Gritting my teeth, I wait until he finishes giving me the number
before telling him he has bad breath. Then I hang up, eat another
sandwich and wait until today to call the number Gerald had given me.
And as I sit here, I think to myself … of course I get upset! To me,
what is really strange is that the rest of the world doesn’t also.
Cantankerously Yours,
Wendell Abern
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ON RELI GI ON
The Path of Acceptance
By Reverend Jack Noble
Many years ago I had some friends whose teenaged son was
going blind with some sort of degenerative disorder, and nothing
could be done about it. This was a very popular couple in my
circle of friends, and we all were torn with pity for them and
their son, but through it all they remained calm and
uncomplaining. One evening, I’d gone over for supper, and as I
was leaving the husband walked me out to the gate. I tried to
express my deep-felt admiration for their grace and fortitude.
I’ll long remember his response. It was a beautiful evening
and he looked up and around at the early-Spring sky, and was
quiet for a long moment, and then he offered, “Well, (with a
pause) it seems that we have three choices. We can curse life for
doing this to us, and look for some way to express our grief and
rage. We can grit our teeth and set our face. Or, we can accept
it.” He continued, “The first two directions are useless and
exhausting. The third, as far as we are concerned, is the only way
worth traveling.”
How often that path is rejected. I kick and fight the whole
way, refusing to admit my limitations, hiding behind excuses and
denials, and from what I see most often in others, I’m not alone.
In my work I can’t tell you the number of times I have seen
people set about to make the first painful moves toward
repairing a damaged relationship, healing a broken life, or taking
some other necessary action toward correction. And every time,
every time it has involved some sort of acceptance — usually
painful, always difficult.
Yet, without waxing too poetic, it seems to be a law running
like a golden thread through the whole tapestry of life. Take
alcoholism — that grim and mysterious disease. Recovery can
only begin when the individual sufferer accepts the
unacceptable, with four simple words, “I am an alcoholic.” But
it certainly is not limited to alcoholism, in any difficult area one
might look, help can only come when we admit that we need
help. Then, when we do, the focus is shifted from what has been
lost to what remains — and to what may still be gained.
There are those who confuse acceptance with apathy, but there
is all the difference in the world. Among other things apathy
paralyzes the will-to-action, acceptance frees it.
Perhaps in the long-run true wisdom lies in the realization
that life is not always the way we would like it; that we ourselves
are not always so good, kind, or hard-working as we believe. And
yet each day there is always a new opportunity for doing better.
One variation of Reinhold Niebuhr’s prayer says, O Lord, grant
me the strength to change things that need changing, the
courage to accept things that cannot be changed, and the
wisdom to know the difference. N
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WE LIVE WITH SUCH CONUNDRUMS; THOSE COUNTERINTUITIVE TRUISMS.
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The Madonna Eyelift:
What’s New in Non-Surgical Procedures
THE EYES HAVE I T
Aim Your Eyes For Sports
By Dr. Steven Wigdor
Many patients are concerned about
having surgical procedures done to their
skin. Although they have seen great results
on many of their friends, co-workers and acquaintances who have
had surgery, they have also seen cosmetic work that has had less than
ideal results. That concerns them. One of the most frequently asked
questions in my Dermatology practice is: How can a patient improve
their appearance without the downtime, expense and risks of
surgery?
For many patients, surgery is the proper answer to improving
one’s appearance as the skin and muscle has become too lax and
redundant necessitating removal of the extra tissue. But for many
patients, surgery does not have to be the only answer and many new,
non-surgical alternatives that work are coming to market to answer
these concerns.
The Madonna Lift
The Madonna Lift is the new, non-surgical alternative to improve
drooping skin around the eyes, eyelid wrinkles and signs of aging
around the eyes. Using the latest in fractional CO2 laser technology,
the skin around the eyes is rejuvenated to achieve a younger look.
One of the most advanced CO2 lasers on the market, problem areas
like drooping eyelids with lax skin can be tightened and sagging
brows can be plumped up all without surgical incisions.
The Madonna eyelift can be used on most patients with dropping
eyelids, brows and wrinkles around the eyes. It has been cleared by
the FDA for use on all skin types. The procedure takes a few minutes,
requires only topical anesthetic prior to the procedure and your
physician will protect your eyes with protective shields for safe
treatment around the eyes. After the treatment, your skin will be red
and puffy and that usually fades within 2-3 days. Make-up can be
applied within a few days. Although most patients see results right
away, full results are seen after 3-5 treatments.
Why is this better than what is currently available?
Using the latest fractional technology, the laser only treats a fraction
of the skin at a time. Using specially modulated beams of light, about
the width of a normal human hair, these beams destroy and contract
the old collagen in the wrinkled skin and encourage the body’s natural
wound healing process to create new collagen in the skin. Thus the
wrinkles and drooping skin plump up, tighten and soften.
And versus other available treatments, which tend to be more
painful or require light sedation, with the Madonna eyelift you may
feel tingling and/or heat associated with the procedures, but any
discomfort is easily managed by your physician with just topical
preparations. N
For more information, call Hecker Dermatology Group, P.A. Call:
954-783-2323 or visit us online at: www.heckerderm.com.
Your eyes are part of a finely tuned
system combining coordination, timing,
and balance with keen peripheral and
central visual awareness. If your eyes can't work as a team, change
focus quickly and accurately, and be able to convey information
about distance, speed, direction and position of moving objects to
your brain, then you can't perform at an efficient level. In tennis,
clear binocular vision is necessary to judge the direction and speed
the ball is leaving your opponents tennis racquet. The sooner you
can judge when and where the ball needs to be met, the sooner you
will be there, ready to return it. Golf requires the ability to
accurately judge distance to the green, to be able to read the green,
and to be able to follow your ball once it=s hit. It=s also important
to remember exactly where your ball landed once you get close to
it. Sorry, I can=t help you with that.
Eye examinations should always consist of a careful inspection of
your eye=s health, and a precise determination of the prescription
which gives maximum vision at far and near. Although important for
everyone, ocular muscle balance and the ability of the two eyes to
work together, takes on added meaning for the sports enthusiast.
Evaluation of ocular muscle coordination must be made to ensure
the eyes are working together as a team, thereby maximizing depth
perception and clear focus on moving objects.
If any deficiencies in coordination are discovered, eye exercises
or prism glasses can be designed to help the eyes work together.
Lightweight lenses for normally heavy prescriptions help keep
glasses from sliding when active. Polarized sunglasses for fisherman
or boaters reduce glare from the water=s surface, decreasing
squinting and eyestrain. Anti-reflective coatings eliminate distracting
reflections from the sun or overhead lights, especially useful for
nighttime tennis players. Contact lenses are an excellent alternative
for almost any sport. The ability to always have clear, unobstructed
vision is a great plus. LASIK is also an alternative to anyone wanting
to possibly have the ability to wear glasses minimally, or not at all.
Always remember to use protective eyewear while engaged in
activities such as racquetball, tennis, or basketball where serious
injury is always a possibility. N
Remember, everyone has hindsight protect your eyesight!
Dr. Steven Wigdor, an Optometric Physician, and his staff welcome
your calls and questions in Lighthouse Point at 3650 N. Federal
Hwy in the Venetian Isle Shops - 954-943-6210. You can also find
us on the web at www.eyecareandeyewear.com
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SKI N CARE
By Melanie S. Hecker, MD, MBA
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Cookin’ With The Community
Special Mother’s Day Surprises!
We encourage those who can perform magic in their kitchens to submit favorite creations that can be enjoyed by readers
of our magazine. To submit your recipe, please email us at: LHPnews@bellsouth.net and type “RECIPE” in the subject line.
MANICOTTI
WE ALWAYS WELCOME YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES PLEASE SHARE THEM WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS!!
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What you’ll need:
• 1/2 lb. Ground beef
• 1 clove garlic, crushed
• 1 c. creamed style cottage cheese (8 oz.)
• 4 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese / 1/2 t. sale
• 1/2 cup mayonnaise
• 8 manicotti, cooked & drained
• 1 (16-oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
• 1/2 t. dried oregano
• Parmesan cheese (to sprinkle on top)
Preparation
• Brown ground beef and garlic in large skillet; drain fat.
• Blend next 4 ingredients in bowl; stir in ground beef.
• Fill each manicotti with about 1/4 cup cheese-meat filling.
• Place manicotti in a single layer in a 10" x 6" x 1-3/4" baking
dish. Sprinkle with any remaining filling. Cover completely
with sauce. Sprinkle with oregano and Parmesan cheese.
• Cover dish with aluminum foil. Bake in 325° oven for 15
minutes. Remove foil and bake 10 minutes longer.
Serves 4
CHICKEN TORTILLA CASSEROLE
What you’ll need:
• 6 chicken breasts, boiled & cubed
• 1 can cream of mushroom soup
• 2 cans cream of chicken soup
• 1 small can mild chilies
• 1 small onion, diced fine
• 8 oz. Jack cheese
• 8 oz. cheddar cheese
• 1 dozen corn tortillas (or 10 flour)
Preparation
• Tear up 6 tortillas, place in bottom of 9 x 13 pan.
(Spray with non-stick spray first.)
• Mix soups, chilies, and onion together.
• Smear half soup mixture over tortillas. Top with half chicken
and cheese mixed. Repeat layers.
• Bake uncovered 350° for 30-40 min.
TUNA MACARONI SALAD
What you’ll need:
• 2 cups uncooked macaroni
(cook according to instructions on bag/box)
• 3 eggs, hardboiled and chopped
• Grated onion (or powder), to taste
• 3 T. mayonnaise or salad dressing (or more)
• 1 T. sweet pickle relish
• salt & pepper to taste
• 1 tsp. vinegar (preferably balsamic.)
• 2 cans tuna
Preparation
• Mix all ingredients together. Tastes best after the flavors
have “set” (or “blended”) in the fridge for an hour or two,
or even a day.
GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE
CAKE – What you’ll need:
• 1 German Chocolate Cake mix, baked according to
instructions on box. Use 2 round cake pans, any size
(Suggestion: use 9-inch springform pans, for lighter, moister
cake, bake at 325° for a little longer.)
ICING for around outside edge:
• Creamy milk chocolate prepared frosting (in a can)
COCONUT PECAN FROSTING for top and inside:
• 1 cup evaporated milk (NOT sweetened condensed milk)
• 1/2 cup butter or margarine
• 1 cup sugar
• 3 egg yolks
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• 1 cup chopped pecans
• 1-1/3 cups flaked coconut
Preparation
• Cook first five ingredients over medium-low heat for 12
minutes
• After bringing to a slow boil, mix in pecans and
flaked coconut. Cool in refrigerator then frost cake.
• Frost bottom layer with coconut-pecan frosting
• Carefully place second cake layer on top of first and frost top
layer with remaining coconut-pecan frosting
• With a spoon, press in frosting between the two layers to
form a smooth edge flush between the two layers.
• Frost sides of cake with creamy chocolate frosting, sealing at
upper edges all around the edge of the top layer.
• If you have enough chocolate frosting, put a fistful into a
frosting bag with a star tip and make a nice edging all around
the edge of the top and the base.
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Sheriff Al Lamberti
Reports
No Future with Alcohol
By Sheriff Al Lamberti
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Hot Off the Grill
By John Offerdahl
(a.k.a. The Gridiron Griller)
More than 25 years ago, President Ronald Reagan signed
the national 21 minimum legal drinking age law. Since it was
signed into law, an estimated 25,000 lives have been saved on
the roadways as a result. And, although it is illegal, we still
have a problem with underage drinking and impaired driving.
With stricter penalties and increased awareness to the
dangerous practice of driving under the influence, a person
still dies every 22 minutes in the United States as a result of
an alcohol-related motor vehicle crash. Sadly, a dispropor -
tionate number of those deaths are people between the ages
of 15 to 24. Even more startling, it is estimated that 11% of
the alcohol consumed in the United States is done so by
people aged 12 to 20 years. Underage drinking is an
epidemic in our country — and it is important that we let our
children and young adults know that there is simply
“no future with alcohol.”
During prom and graduation season we have all read too
many stories about teens that died due to the deadly
combination of alcohol and driving. The National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 500
students die in alcohol-related traffic accidents during prom
and graduation season each year. That is a startling statistic
and it is a tragedy that can be prevented.
I remind parents, guardians and mentors to maintain open
lines of communication regarding underage drinking —
especially as prom and graduation season approaches. Teens
that have a strict curfew and a full understanding of their
parents expectations are more likely to say NO to alcohol and
drugs. Whether it’s giving in to peer-pressure or celebrating
a good time, there is nothing cute, funny or acceptable about
an intoxicated person getting behind the wheel — regardless
of age. One night of alcohol-fueled festivities could ruin the
rest of your child’s life or someone else’s.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office has always maintained a zero
tolerance for underage drinking and driving under the
influence. During this prom and graduation season we will
step-up enforcement efforts to deter teens from drinking and
driving. We will continue to pursue and arrest store clerks
and shop owners who knowingly sell alcohol to minors. The
men and women of the Broward Sheriff’s Office are
committed to making sure our community is safe. I do not
want to read or hear about another family who suffered the
loss of a loved one due to an alcohol-related vehicle accident.
Again, it is a tragedy than can be avoided.
As a father of a teenage son, I know the importance of
communication. Remind your teens and young adults to be
smart, be responsible and be safe! N
GRILLED TROPI-FRUIT
KABOBS
Think your grill is just for burgers and
steaks? Think again! Firm fruits of all kinds
can be grilled for unusual and dramatic
desserts. This week I’m featuring a refreshing dessert that will take
the edge off the approaching steamy temperatures of summer in South
Florida. The skewers make grilling and portioning the bite-size pieces
a snap. You can prep the skewers before dinner and throw them on
the grill after the meal for a quick 10 minutes. The combination of
warm fruit and cold sorbet is a winner..
READY
Fruit
¼ pineapple skinned & cut into 1.5" chunks
2 bananas peeled & cut into 1.5" chunks
1 papaya peeled & cut in 1.5" chunks
3 kiwi peeled & cut into fourths
Misc Ingredients
½ c fresh-squeezed OJ
1 t. Orange Zest
12, 10-12" wooden skewers soaked in water
¼ c vegetable oil or melted butter for brushing
¼ c honey for brushing
¼ c toasted coconut
¼ c toasted shaved almonds
1 bunch fresh mint, leaves only
2 T. crystallized ginger, chopped
1 pint mango sorbet
PREP
Prepare your entrée & sauces…
Marinate peeled and chunked fruit in Ziploc with orange juice
and zest for at least 30 minutes. Discard marinade and thread
fruit onto soaked skewers. Brush fruit with vegetable oil or
melted butter.
LETS GRILL!
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat & brush grill grates with
vegetable oil. Place kabobs on grill grate for about 5 minutes before
turning once and grilling for another 5 minutes. Brush with honey
for the final minute. Strip skewers over 6 dishes of mango sorbet.
Top with toasted coconut, almonds, ginger and fresh mint. Drizzle
with remaining honey!
Johnny says…
“People just think grilling is for big & tough manly meats like
burgers & steaks… but have your tried my grilled Tropi-Fruit
Kabobs and exposed your sweet side to the grill?”
Offerdahl’s Cafe Grill is located at
2400 North Federal Highway • Lighthouse Point, FL
(954) 788-3464
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I DENTI TY THEFT
Easy Credit and New Technology
Helps Identity Thieves Rule!
By Denise Richardson
With identity theft on the rise, guarding your personal
information has never been as important as it is now. You
can't stop identity theft, so you have to take measures to
reduce your risk and the impact one can bring into your life
before it occurs. In a more secure manner than ever, new
technological identity theft protection measures can help
safeguard consumers against becoming the victims of identity
theft in the first place. New proactive services can go a long
way toward keeping your information where it belongs: in
your hands. As a survivor of identity theft, I learned that no
matter how safe you think your information is, it isn't. And no
matter how simple it appears that you could prove your own
innocence, that isn't either.
I know firsthand the enormous amount of time and
overwhelming frustration involved in deterring, detecting and
defending an identity theft. My most recent identity theft
occurred over the holidays. I learned that someone had
applied for—and obtained—a credit card using my name,
date of birth and Social Security Number, but not my address.
She used her own address over in Lauderdale Lakes, where
she wanted this shiny new credit card mailed. I would also
come to learn that this address would be used again, and so
would the data from a credit card of mine, one that was safely
stored in my wallet. Somehow, she obtained that information
and proceeded to use it to establish cable at her residence.
In fact, she not only paid for her own cable account, she paid
the outstanding balance due from the prior tenant. Generous
of her, don’t you think?
Having knowledge that someone was once again using my
name, credit and identity to set up residence a few cities away
was disconcerting, to say the least. But what was equally
unsettling was learning that the creditors involved were
participating in the fraud, since they opted to simply
accommodate her requests for credit and services without
even bothering to verify who she was or whether or not the
information she provided matched up with who she is.
As I write this, I am not sure to what other use my Social
Security Number, name and date of birth are being put. You
don't know what your personal information is doing while
you aren't looking. Your information can be used to obtain
medical services, loans, cell phones, cars, housing,
employment, government documents, and more. It is often
used to commit other crimes that can land innocent people
behind bars.
The misuse of personal information needs to be stopped.
But that’s quite a challenge. Some new methods are
redefining the way we lock our lives down and some go
above and beyond the typical steps that people can do
for themselves.
Among the latest available options that consumers have
today include high tech services that help to detect when
your information is being fraudulently used before it lands on
your credit report. With data breaches climbing, law
enforcement resources dropping and sloppy creditor
practices continuing, having the ability to monitor a broad
base of potential sources of information—the same
information that identity thieves can and do lift personal data
from—is the smartest strategy for protecting yourself, your
money and your peace of mind.
Here are a few more tips to help keep your personal
information from falling into the wrong hands, and lessen the
damage if it does.
• Review your credit reports: For many consumers, staying
on top of what is in your credit report is the first step in
identifying suspicious activity. As part of your proactive
protection against identity theft, make sure you take
advantage of your free annual credit report by ordering
from the correct site online (annualcreditreport.com) or
better yet, call the toll free automated line at 877-322-8228.
• Be alert to the latest scams: Keeping up to date with the
latest hoaxes and techniques criminals use to scam you can
go a long way toward keeping you from falling victim to
any one of the many rip-offs in progress today.
• Make sure your computer is safe: Keep your virus
protection software up-to-date. Avoid using unsecured
wireless networks and be sure that you (or your children)
don't have any peer-to-peer software on your computer.
These systems leave easy access points for hackers,
providing an opportunity for someone to bypass your
security and copy items from your computer, including
photos, email, tax returns and other important documents.
Sign up for an identity theft protection service: Among the
latest available options that consumers have today include
high tech services that help to both detect when your
information is being fraudulently used and services that work
as a GPS system that can track and retrieve information once
stolen along with your laptop. The new LifeLock Command
Center Services will alert members if their personal
information is used for purposes beyond just credit.
If only creditors would do their part to stop identity theft by
verifying in the first place who the applicant for credit really is,
consumer vigilance would be a lot less burdensome. N
If you have any questions you can always get in touch
with me by going to GiveMeBackMyCredit.com.
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The staff, L to R: Lori Ferbyre, Jodi Jae,
Raynaldo Roman, Jennie Bickel and
Kimberly Pentanot
Spa for Life
The name “Crawfish Boil”
may not sound that appeal
ing, but try peeling one and
you’ll be hooked forever. The
following email came to us
from Casey Sinclair.
“The party was for my
boyfriend CJ McLaughlin’s
30th Birthday. He had men
tioned that if we were to have a party, that we wanted a crawfish
boil. I had taken him to a work party about a year ago at
American Custom Yachts for their annual Crawfish Boil.
At first, he wasn’t too keen on the idea, but then loved them
once I peeled a few for him. I knew I couldn’t do the party alone,
so I called CJ’s mom, Jane McLaughlin, and she offered to help.
She flew in the crawfish live from Louisiana on the day of the
party, so they would be fresh. I had an amazing custom cake
made that looked like a boiling pot of crawfish, potatoes and
corn...all that of a good boil.
I invited all of his friends in a secret invitation on Facebook.
And together we gathered all of the necessary décor and party
supplies. We had told him that we would just be doing a family
dinner that night, nothing special. I don’t know how we fooled
him, but he was completely surprised when he ended up at Dan
Witt Park with all his friends and family.
We had a great day and he couldn’t stop thanking us! After all,
you only turn 30 once!”
A McLAUGHLIN 30th BIRTHDAY CRAWFISH BOIL
Photos by Debra Todd
Birthday boy,
CJ McLaughlin
Bill Strong, Chuck and
Jane McLaughlin with CJ
Earl with
Jane McLaughlin
Spa For Life held their Grand Opening last
month at a beautiful facility in the Georgetown
Plaza. Owner Kimberly Fontanot graciously
greeted new and prospective clients to the
newly-decorated facility. vSome of their fine
services were offered and refreshments were
served.
Spa For Life is
located at 5036
N. Federal Hwy.
in Lighthouse
Point.
954-281-8727
L to R: Marjorie Troast, Meaghan
Troast and Ronda Waller
Cindy Applebaum and
Lori Ferbyre
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Caroline
turned 10 on April 25th
Nicholas
turned 8 on April 22nd
Alex Youg
Turned 5 on April 21st
Ana Luiza Favale
turned 2 on April 4th
Connor
turned 5 on April 24th
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turns 8 on May 1st
Rocky
Turns 2 on May 9th
Priscilla
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AL’ S CORNER
New EPA Regulations on Lead Based Paint
By Al Siefert
By Broward County Commissioner and Mayor Ken Keechl
Mayor Ken Keechl
Lobbying in Washington D.C. for Broward County:
Bringing Home Our Federal Tax Dollars
One of the more interesting jobs of your Mayor is to travel to
Washington D.C. and to Tallahassee each year to lobby both state
and federal legislators on behalf of Broward County. This month’s
newsletter will discuss my recent visit to Washington D.C to lobby
for federal appropriations. Next month’s newsletter will discuss my
recent visit to Tallahassee to lobby on state issues of importance
to Broward.
My trip to Washington D.C. was productive. While there, I met
with U.S. Senator George LeMieux, U.S. Representatives Ron Klein,
Alcee Hastings, Kendrick Meek, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. I
also met with Governor Crist’s Beach Funding Advisor, and
Legislative Directors for Senator Nelson, and Representative Lincoln
Diaz-Balart.
We discussed Broward’s Federal Appropriations Agenda for the
upcoming year. Our tax dollars go to Washington D.C. every year;
we deserve more of that money back in Broward County. If we are
going to continue to keep property taxes dropping, then we need
to be aggressive in locating money from other sources. Washington
D.C. is a good place to start.
I’m thrilled to report back that each and every legislator I met
with was supportive and optimistic. I sought their support for
$6,000,000.00 toward beach re-nourishment in Broward;
$3,000,000.00 toward dredging Port Everglades and an additional
$5,000,000.00 to repair our damaged south jetty at the Port. I
explained the importance of receiving $5,700,000.00 toward a new
Public Safety Emergency Communications System. It is without
doubt that we desperately need to upgrade our obsolete radio
technology. The County’s radio system is the hub of emergency
communications for 25,000 users including our police, fire rescue,
cities and school buses.
Additional Broward County requests included $5,000,000.00
toward Broward Transit Park and Ride lots. By creating more of
these lots, we will encourage more residents to use more mass
transit. And I sought $500,000.00 toward a feasibility study to
consider constructing a desalination plant as an alternative water
supply resource for our families in the future. Exploring
desalination, to me, is a no-brainer and long overdue.
Lastly, I spoke with each legislator about a potentially serious
problem at our airport and seaport: inadequate Customs and Border
Patrol staff. South Florida’s economy is in a highly fragile state and
the airport and seaport are major economic engines. Both already
have business on the books that will grow them by at least 5% next
year, while the Custom and Border Patrol staff is slated to be cut by
5%. While staffing is currently adequate, it won’t be for long. As a
result, and on behalf of Broward County, I requested several
amendments to the Department of Homeland Security
Appropriations Bill in an attempt to address this potential problem.
I’ve been your Broward County Commissioner for almost 3 ½
years. It never gets boring. Thank you for the honor. And, as always,
my best to you and your families. N
Lead based paint was widely used in the 1950s and 1960s until
it was phased out by the late 1070s. It was found to cause serious
health problems in young children under six years old. Children
were coming in contact with the paint by handling their toys,
swallowing or inhaling dust from their hands and ingesting it when
they put their hands in their mouths when eating.
Contact with the lead was proven to cause nervous system and
kidney damage. It could also damage the brain and cause decreased
intelligence, attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities with
speech language and behavior problems. Among adults, pregnant
women are especially at risk from exposure to lead with
miscarriages and premature births. Lead also has caused brain
damage and low birth weight in their babies. The health effects in
adults include high blood pressure, fertility problems, digestive
problems, nerve disorders, memory and concentration problems,
sexual disorders, and muscle or joint pain.
Because the lead poisoning was causing some serious health
problems the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) created some
new legislation that went into effect on April 22, 2010. This
legislation addresses any space where a six square foot area is
disturbed in a house or child-occupied building.
Any firm working in pre 1978 homes and child-occupied
facilities must be certified as a Renovator and use lead-safe work
practices during renovations. This includes all trades whether they
are General Contractors, Plumbers, Electricians, Air Conditioning
companies etc. Each company must have their own Certified
Renovator even if they are working on the same property.
This certification involves an eight hour class on the proper way
to test for lead based paint and determine if the area will need to be
sealed off from the rest of the house. These rules also address the
cleanup and debris removal after the work is completed.
As with any Government agency, all work and safety precautions
must be documented and the records must be kept for a period of
three years. There is also a civil penalty for firms found to not be in
compliance. Those firms found to knowingly violate these
regulations could be fined up to $32,500 for each violation.
Anyone desiring more information on these new rules can contact
the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD or check
their website at www.epa.gov/lead and www.hud.gov/offices/lead.
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In the late 1800s, real
estate brokers regularly
gathered at the offices of their
local associations to share
informa tion about properties
they were trying to sell. They
agreed to compensate other
brokers who helped sell
those proper ties, and the first
MLS was born, based on a
fundamental princi ple that's
unique to organ ized real
estate: Help me sell my
inventory and I’ll help you
sell yours.
Today the MLS has evolved through the use of today’s
technology, allowing Realtors to share their listings with
hundreds, if not thousands, of local Realtors, who in turn share
this information with their respective clients and network of
friends and family and so on... Your home is, can and will be
seen by literally millions of people within hours of it being
listed on the MLS.
In essence your Realtor is taking your home on a cross-
country tour with stops on the computers of buyers around
the world. The principle remains the same, but today’s
technology has multiplied the numbers. Such is the power of
today’s Realtor.
The theory at the root of the MLS is based on the oldest
and simplest business principle of Supply and Demand. The
more interest in your home, the greater its value; More Buyers
= better chance of finding one willing to meet your terms,
price and closing date. And this interest is what creates value.
So its critical to ensure your home is presented in its best light.
As they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression.
And today more than ever that first impression is the buyer
seeing your home on the Internet. In 2009 84% of home
buyers reported using the Internet to find a home, while 89%
of home buyers use Realtor.com to start their search.
The Ron Rosen Group enjoys success in today’s market, in
part, because of this technology. Its Owner/Broker Ron Rosen
says “technology has leveled the playing field” which puts his
listings along side those of the National and International
Brokerages.” For every Realtor in Florida, in fact throughout
the country, the local MLS is the foundation; the starting point
if you will, of the cross-country Tour. Its from the MLS that
every listing of a participating Broker is then shared and
spread throughout the vast network of websites, and
Realtor.comis #1 when it comes to Public Real Estate Websites.
And Realtor.com is where The Ron Rosen Group invests
its marketing dollars.
When a home in Florida is listed on the MLS, it is
immediately uploaded to Realtor.com. Its at this point your
choosing the right Realtor can make the difference, and can
affect that very important first impression. Ron says “every
Realtor has access to the same marketing tools, but which
he/she chooses, and how effectively each is used, to market
a home can effect that first impression.” For example, when
your home is listed with The Ron Rosen Group, your ad will
feature up to 25 photos and a Virtual Tour. Your ad will be
further enhanced with a custom description, headline text,
flashing text and an animated sign/logo; all designed to
grab the attention and eyes of potential buyers visiting
Realtor.com. Furthermore, Ron also produces Video’s of select
properties. These too are posted to Realtor.com, and his
personal Youtube page: www.youtube.com/ronrosenrealtor.
But The Ron Rosen Group didn’t stop there, when they
secured 12 Featured Home Spots throughout Lighthouse
Point, Deerfield and
Pompano. What does this
mean? Ron explained that
every time a buyer
searches one of these
cities on Realtor.com, on
the top and bottom of
each page appears four
Featured Homes, “you
can’t help but see them.”
The result is that your
home will be seen more
often, by more buyers.
Remember, “More Buyers
= better chance of finding one willing to meet your terms,
price and closing date.”
In 2009 Ron became a State Registered Appraiser Trainee.
He is a member of The Realtor Association of Greater Ft.
Lauderdale (RAGFL) and Realtor Association of Palm Beach
(RAPB). He also servers as an MLS Committee Member
with RAGFL.
Ron recommends Debbie Reger at Academy Mortgage
Corporation 561.948.3529 and MacLean & Ema for Title &
Closings 954.785.1900 Chris Ema or his Assistant Alesia.
Ron Rosen, Owner/Broker 954.600.3958
The Ron Rosen Group welcomes:
Sherri Albin, Realtor and CAM 561.929.9269
Taryn Palo, Realtor 561.789.4318
Julia Jendruczek, Realtor 561.926.1418
(Serving Palm Beach County)
Call The Ron Rosen Group at 954.234.2628 or visit
www.RonRosenGroup.com
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With Technology, Ron Rosen Group Shows Your Home Around The World!!!
Ron Rosen
2511 NE 33rd St. shot using
Ron’s 60 ft Tripod for a unique
view of this Lake Placid property.
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