Spectator Magazine November 2016

sfarrugia

Spectator Magazine has been a staple in Parkland and Coral Springs homes since 2002. It is a FREE magazine that is DIRECT MAILED monthly to 20,000 TARGETED FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN who have incomes in excess of $85,000 annually. It is mailed to homes in EVERY ZIP code in the cities of Coral Springs and Parkland.

2


3


Thanks for Everything!

Spectator Magazine

7660 NW 82nd Ter. • Parkland • FL • 33067

Publisher &

Managing Editor

Shellie Miller -

Farrugia

Creative Director

Scott Farrugia

Photography

Scott Farrugia

Web, Social Media

& email Marketing

Marketing Solutions

Links Media

Distributed by

US Mail &

Baron Express

954-297-0731

Contributing Writers

Monique Bain

Realtors in Black

Stacy Case

Dr. Howard Gelb

Dr. Gary Goberville

Brett Porter

Dr. Clive Woods

Advertising Sales

Office

(954) 753-4300

Scott Farrugia

(954)684-6590

e-mail:

spectatormagsales@gmail.com

We all know the theme of most November publications, but I'd like to be so bold as to

avoid some of the sappy stuff and add some humor. Guess what? I’m grateful. I hope

you are, too! I’d like to give thanks for things I often forget to say, and will definitely not

be mentioning over turkey. Thank God that I didn’t get pulled over when I missed the

stop sign, my make-up wasn't on yet and was only wearing pajamas. Thanks to those

of you who didn't embarrass me by mentioning the stacks of mail, assortment of shoes

(in every size and style...thanks, kids!) and unfolded laundry in our living room. Thanks

to my dogs and parrots who are always excited to see me (not always the case with my

teenagers). Thank you to my amazing husband for trudging to the barn in the early

morning rain to fix fences and a water main (country living at its finest) in a flooded,

mucky horse stall.

More importantly, November is the time for us to be grateful for the brave men and

women who are the backbone of our armed forces. Thanks to every person who has

put their own life at risk to protect our country, our freedom and our children. Please

acknowledge someone you know who serves or has served in the military on Veterans

Day, November 11...or take the time to honor them during the entire month of

November. They serve us EVERY day. Let's give them 30 in 2016.

God bless your family and each and every one of our troops,

Shellie & Scott

Facebook.com/MySpectator

Twitter@/MySpectator

MySpectatorOnline.com

The entire contents of this magazine are copyright 2016

Spectator Publishing, Inc. Opinions expressed in The

Spectator are those of the respective writers and are not necessarily

those held by the publisher or staff. All advertising and

copy are subject to the approval of the publisher and may be

rejected for any reason. Due to last minute changes, technical

issues or other problems beyond Spectator Publishing Inc.'s

control, Spectator Publishing Inc. cannot be held responsible

for omissions, changes in schedule, misprints or accuracy of

said listings or other information. All submission and published

material are the property of Spectator Publishing, Inc. The

publishers reserve the right to edit all submitted copy. All

advertising and features, including art work, layout and design

remain the sole property of Spectator Publishing Inc. and may

not be reprinted without written permission from the publisher.

4

Cover: Coral Springs Christian Academy

Students and parents


Nana’s Pumpkin

Pie Recipe

This time for sharing is well-spent creating new family

traditions and honoring old ones. One way that our family

does that is through the recipes that adorn our

Thanksgiving table. We usually spend the holiday with

another family or two, so it’s always fun to see what new

dish makes it into the mix. At our house, however, one

favorite is never left out.

When it comes to Pumpkin Pie, everyone in the Farrugia family keeps

Nana's tried and true recipe on hand. Always at every Thanksgiving

celebration...and many other meals throughout the year, in honor of Angela Concetta Gulluzzo

Farrugia, the woman who perfected it for three generations, here is our favorite.....

Nana's Pumpkin Pie!

• Preheat the oven to 425

• Using your favorite homemade recipe or a refrigerated pie crust, prepare and place it, uncooked,

in a ceramic or glass pie pan. Crimp the edges

and set aside.

In a blender, food processor or mixer, combine:

• 15 oz. can of 100% Pumpkin (not pie mix)

• 2 eggs

• 14 oz. can of Sweetened Condensed Milk

(NOT evaporated)

• 1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

• 1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg

• 1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger

• 1/4 tsp. salt

• Blend thoroughly and pour into pie shell.

• Bake for 15 minutes and then reduce oven

temperature to 325

• Bake 35 minutes or until a toothpick test in

the center comes out clean.

Note - if crust is becoming too dark, shield it with

foil while the pie continues baking

Enjoy your Thanksgiving and the coming

Holiday Season!

5


During the month of November, the topics of thanksgiving

and gratitude are talked about by almost all. Here at

Coral Springs Christian Academy, it is our goal to have

our staff, students and families focus on these topics all

throughout the year. However, at this special time of

the year, we do spend a little more time reflecting on

the many blessings we have been given and just how

thankful we truly are.

In the Bible, we are told “rejoice always, pray without

ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances…” This passage

is found in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Sadly, we

live in a time when there are many people who find it

hard to give thanks, let alone in ALL circumstances.

So the questions becomes, are you thankful? Are you

thankful for your present circumstances? Are you

thankful for your friendships, your family, and your job?

Being thankful is indeed a “life changer”.

CSCA understands, it is not easy to give thanks in all

circumstances, but it is necessary. Thanksgiving

breaks the power of depression, pain, uncertainty and

more. When we give thanks, especially in the hard

times, this brings great pleasure to the heart of God

and it allows you to develop an “attitude for gratitude”

or a “gratitude attitude”.

CSCA has a “gratitude attitude” and we are truly thankful

for all the Lord provides for us. Some of those provisions,

for which we are so thankful, are the students

and families who make up the CSCA Community.

With the recent press on police officers and first

responders, CSCA thought we would take this opportunity

to express how thankful we are, for the many officers

and first responders in our school community.

These dedicated men and women, not only serve the

community at large, but they are a vital part of the

CSCA Community. We are so thankful for our police

officer and first responder moms and dads, who support,

protect, serve and involve themselves as members

of the CSCA Community.

The CSCA Crusader Classic Golf Event will take

place on Friday, November 4th at TPC Eagle Trace.

We invite you to be a part of this great event.

To register as a participant or as an

event sponsor, please visit the

CSCA website www.csca/crusaderclassic/

or by contacting Event

Coordinator Le’Rae Asfour lasfour@csca.us.

7


The Hunschofsky Family

Sixteen years ago, Hannes and Christine relocated from

Boston to Parkland and have grown to love the community

dearly. “We love living in Parkland,” Christine begins. “Having moved here with no family or friends in the area, we immediately

became involved in the community and Parkland quickly became our home. We love being a part of a place where so

many people share a sense of what is important – giving through volunteering whether it be in sports, charitable organizations

or places of worship and having a safe neighborhoods where our children can attend great schools and adults and

children can be active at our fields, park and library. We are very fortunate to have found Parkland and made so many

wonderful friends here.” The warm and friendly mom smiles when she reflects, “When you move away from your family,

it is nice to live in a place where it is easy to meet new people who later become like family.”

Together with sons Michael and John, now 18 & 15, the foursome has enjoyed every aspect of their fair city. Hannes is the

Executive Vice President of a large corporation while Christine has been a Parkland City Commissioner since 2013.

Currently running for Mayor, Christine has been involved throughout the community as she and Hannes raised their sons.

"When they were younger, our boys were involved in Parkland Soccer, Parkland Basketball, Parkland Little League and the

Parkland Chess Club at the Library," Mom tells us.

Michael is a freshman at George Washington University, studying International Affairs and Economics. He is a member of

the chess club, the finance and investment club and the National Association of Business Economists. John is sophomore

at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. His favorite subjects are math and chemistry, and he is part of the school‘s debate

team, is involved in leadership and plays club indoor volleyball.

When their sons were younger, Christine coached their sports and was also active with the Parkland/Coconut Creek MOMs

Club. Her civic resume includes positions on the family church’s Pastoral Council, Womens Club President, Parkland

Election Advisory Board, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Broward School Oversight committee.

She tells us her boys learned community involvement early.

The Hunschofskys look forward to their family time, and particularly enjoy family game night, and lots of travel. The four

have traveled together all over the US and to countries throughout the world. Each of them believes in the importance of

learning about other cultures. Hannes, soft-spoken and kind, explains his view on life in their household. “We are a very

close knit family. With my very busy travel schedule, I am always happy to be home again. I take great pride in being

known as ‘Christine’s husband’ and ‘Michael and John’s’ dad here in Parkland.”

The family attends services at Mary Help of Christians Church

8


WHICH CANDIDATE IS BETTER FOR

THE HOUSING MARKET?

By Realtors in Black

When it comes to Real Estate forget everything you heard from these candidates. Oh, wait. We haven’t

heard anything in regards to Real Estate from them. Voters shouldn’t necessarily be surprised by the little

attention they have paid to the housing market.

There has been a lot of talk about improving the economy. One says cut business tax in half and the

other one says raise the minimum wage. We all know the back bone of the economy is Real Estate.

When a home is purchased, on average, it means over 200k in business to that area’s economy.

So why haven’t they talked about it? Eight years ago, housing and the

economy were the main talking points of Obama and McCain because

millions of homeowners were going through foreclosure and the

economy was in shambles.

Today, the housing market and the US economy look much healthier,

and as such, candidates have turned their attention to more popular

issues such as immigration, gun control and national security.

So to answer the question “Which candidate is better for the housing

market?” The answer is, both and neither!

9


It isn’t often that we get a call from a local coach to

spotlight a talented athlete. Certainly there are a multitude

of accomplished players on every field, but this

one stands out in such a noteworthy way; stellar

grades, outstanding skills and a valued teammate.

This wide receiver caught four passes in a

recent game with Coach Pat Vadala’s

12U Chargers team, took a big hit

and never let go of the ball. Coach

Pat tells us, “I showed the video

clip to a couple of people and

they were amazed…especially

when I told them that the player

was a girl!”

Yes, this star tackle football

player is a female in a male

dominated sport, and despite

her shy demeanor off the field,

there is no stopping this young

lady when there is pigskin to be

caught, yards to be earned and

touchdowns to be made.

Exceptional off the football field as

well, Jada Melvin, 12, maintains a high

(4.0-4.1) GPA in the 7th grade at Coral

Springs Middle School in the advanced GEM program

(where she has been since 2nd grade). Her

mom Jessica tells us “She’s a tomboy, and she’s

probably more athletic than her two brothers, Terry,

13 and Tristan, 11.” She plays flag football for her

school and basketball for Coral Springs rec, where

her team was undefeated last year. This year she is

the team captain for her basketball team. “She

excels in everything she does,” her mom tells us.

“She’s very self-motivated.”

After seeing her skills and dedication in practice,

coach Pat had no trepidation about putting her on

the field for every offensive play. “I’ve always

admired her for being a girl in a boys game. She fits

in with all the boys, and they all respect her. She’s

always held her own and she is tall, fast and

has a great set of hands. We throw it to

her because she is an exceptional

player.”

A remarkable athlete regardless

of gender, she has 16 catches

for the year for 140 yards,

with one touchdown. “I don’t

think half the teams even

realize that there is a girl

out there,” Coach Pat continues.

“She just plays so

well and has great skills.

She holds her own whether

it’s tackling, catching the ball,

running the ball or being hit.”

One of four team Captains,

David Vadala, 12, doesn’t classify

Jada any differently than other

athletes on the squad. “She’s really

athletic, she has good hands, and she

can jump. She’s a perfect receiver.” He goes

on to say, “This year she’s really fit in with our team

and we’re all getting to know each other a lot more.”

Excited about the continuing season and Jada’s

position, Coach Pat boils it down to the facts without

focusing on gender. He says, “She’s a football player.

She picks up on things very quickly, understanding

new plays right away. She’s a good teammate

and always shows up to do her job.”

If your tackle team doubts that girls can keep up with

them, don’t bet against our star Charger. Go Jada!

10


Stress Fractures

By Dr. Howard Gelb

Stress fractures are real fractures (breaks in the bone) that are all too common in today’s

athletes. The cause of stress fractures is usually found in the patient’s history. The most

common cause of a stress fracture is overuse. It can occur as a runner picks up their

mileage too quickly or changes a running surface from soft to hard. Runners are particularly

prone to lower extremity stress fractures due to the nature of the sport. Nutritional risk factors

include lack of calcium, protein, and caloric intake. Tennis, basketball and volleyball

players can get stress fractures of the feet, tibia (leg) or hip by playing too often. Intensity,

frequency, and duration of an activity all play a role in the development of a stress fracture.

Upper extremity stress fractures are seen in baseball pitchers, tennis players and softball

pitchers. Rib fractures can be seen in crew athletes due to the excessive muscle pull of the

serratus anterior muscle. Weight lifters, football linemen, gymnasts and soccer players are at

risk for the development of lumbar stress fractures due to the mechanics of their sport,

hyperextension of the lumbar spine. The primary symptom of a stress fracture is pain that is

activity related. While x-rays are essential for evaluation of the pain, the actual fracture line

may not be seen and additional imaging with bone scan or MRI may be needed for diagnosis.

The treatment of the stress fracture is generally rest, however for certain fractures surgery

may be necessary to avoid non-union (a non healed fracture). Nutritional and menstrual

history is especially important for the female athlete. The female athlete triad; amenorrhea,

poor nutrition and overtraining are associated with stress fractures and long-term osteoporosis.

While athletes are often told “no pain, no gain,” this adage is false when dealing with

stress injuries. The best thing to do if one is experiencing progressive pain associated with

their sport or activity is to rest and be evaluated.

12


My Aching Bunions

By Dr. Clive C. Woods

A bunion is a deformity in which the great toe gradually points toward the second toe. In addition, the joint at the base of the toe

gradually moves away from the second toe. The medical term for this deformity is called Hallux Valgus. It is believed to occur due

to wearing shoes with a tight toe box. It is commonly seen in women due to their tendency to wear tight shoes. Bunions can also be

familial, or due to problems such as arthritis and various neurogenic conditions. Bunions often cause pain and swelling around the

joint at the base of the big toe, mainly due to the increase in width of the foot. The overlying skin can become red, warm, and thickened.

In addition, the deformity can push the second toe up causing a hammertoe. Relieving a bunion doesn’t necessarily mean

purchasing ugly or out of fashion shoes. It is a good idea to shop for shoes late in the day, when your feet are the largest from

swelling. The shoe should have a half-inch between your longest toe and the front of the shoe. It should also be wide enough to wiggle

your toes. I would also recommend the heel height to be low with your heel firmly against the back of the shoe. Other treatment

such as bunion pads, which are available at most drugstores, and ice massage, can ease your pain. To help relieve a painful bunion,

a plastic bag of ice should be applied to the area for 5 minutes. You may repeat this 2 to 3 times per day. When these treatments

have failed, surgery may be indicated. An x-ray of the foot is taken before surgery in order to evaluate the severity of the deformity,

and whether there is existing arthritis in the joint. During standard bunion (hallux valgus) correction, the prominent bone is shaved

away. The metatarsal bone is cut and repositioned with screws, a plate, or a combination of the two. A soft tissue release is performed

on the contracted joint capsule and adductor tendon between the first and second toe. The final portion of the procedure

entails tightening the capsule over the shaved bunion to help move the great toe away from the second. After this procedure the

patient is placed in a bunion wrap and a small boot. The first 4 to 6 weeks you are allowed to bear weight on your heel. X-rays are

obtained in the office to view the healing of the repositioning of the great toe. The treatment for an arthritic joint differs from a joint

without degenerative changes. Depending on the severity of the arthritic bunion, the treatment may require a fusion of the joint.

Dr. Woods completed his foot & ankle fellowship at the esteemed Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa Bay, FL and received his

medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor

Society.

While completing his internship and residency programs at University of Miami’s Jackson Health System, Dr. Woods provided

world class treatment for a variety of South Florida patients – including University of Miami Hurricanes athletes.

13


14


Baseball & Tee Ball

AMERICAN/NATIONAL LITTLE LEAGUE

NOW REGISTERING! For more info.

www.csall.com, or call (754) 551-1501.

See ad on page 20.

CHALLENGER BASEBALL LEAGUE

Strives to reach disabled kids and their families

at no cost. For more info, call (954) 345-9329.

NORTH SPRINGS LITTLE LEAGUE

NOW REGISTERING! For more info go to

www.eteamz.com/northsprings. See on back

cover.

WINTER BASEBALL

Players from Parkland and Coral Springs are

welcome. Games are held August - November.

www.cswb.us or call 954-341-0702.

MEN'S CHRISTIAN ATHLETIC ASSOC.

Teams of every denomination from any faith-based

organization are welcome to the league.

Please call (954) 796-0933

MEN'S SENIOR OVER 30 BASEBALL

For info. call Ron Luzim (954)755-1500

or Kevin Lydon (954)609-0069.

CORAL SPRINGS TEE BALL

For more info. call Nick Becker (954)345-2255.

See ad below

Basketball

CORAL SPRINGS BASKETBALL

Year round play check for sign up dates.

www.CSBCHOOPS.com or call (954) 360-1200

or Barry Popock (954) 599-6660

Driving School

GO DRIVING INC.

Learn to drive in the coolest cars on the road,

GT Mustangs and SS Camaros! Permit Exams,

instruction 7 days a week, and much more.

For more info, call (954) 757-7622. See ad pg 3

Flag Football & Cheerleading

CORAL SPRINGS FLAG FOOTBALL

& FLAG FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING

For more info, see www.CSFFC.ORG see ad

below.call 954-553-1084, email csflag@aol.com

ULTIMATE FLAG FOOTBALL

For more info. see www.UltimateFlagFootball.org

Health & Fitness

ATHLETE GROWTH & FITNESS

Get in the best physical & mental shape of your life.

For more info, see

www.athletegrowthandfitness.com

Call 954-609-7767. See ad below

Tackle Football

& Cheerleading

CORAL SPRINGS TACKLE FOOTBALL

& TACKLE FOOTBALL CHEERLEADING

For more info see www.cschargers.com

Horseback Riding

MALACHI ACRES

Riding Lessons and Boarding for Ages 5 thru adult

with beginner thru advanced instruction.

For more info. call 954-255-7185 See ad pg 3

Ice Skating & Hockey

FLORIDA PANTHERS ICEDEN

The triple rink known formerly known as Saveology

has programs all year long! www.PanthersDen.com

or call (954)341-9956.

Lacrosse

PARKLAND REDHAWKS

NOW REGISTERING!

www.parklandlacrosse.com or call Rob Windesheim

(954) 324-1444.

Running

NORTHWEST BROWARD ROAD RUNNERS

A volunteer-based organization with a goal to promote

health and wellness through running, provide support

for runners of all ages, levels and abilities. For more

info. go to www.nwbrrc.com or email

jaygee725@gmail.com

Soccer

CORAL SPRINGS RECREATIONAL

For more info www.CSYS.org or call Mimi Milton

for further info. 954-341-6391. See ad below.

CORAL SPRINGS UNITED F.C.TRAVEL SOCCER

For more information, please visit

www.coralspringsunited.com

MEN'S OVER 30 SOCCER

Contact Dr. Rami Toueg at (954)341-4500

16


Softball

YOUTH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION

OF CORAL SPRINGS (YSACS)

Two seasons run each year, February-May and

September-November. See the website at

www.coralspringssoftball.com or call

(954)344-0171.

CORAL SPRINGS WOMEN’S SOFTBALL

Players 18 & older can join the slow-pitch teams that

play on Sundays and Monday evenings at Forest Hills

Park.Call Barb Pantazis (954) 344-4449.

Pet Sitting

SAFE AT HOME PETS

Bonded and insured with more than 30 years experience,

keep your pet’s routine predictable when you

can’t be home. Overnight stays or daily stop-ins.

For more info. call 954-415-5425. See ad page 26.

Private Schools & Camps

CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

A Pre-K3–12 school committed to excellence in academics,

athletics, arts, technology, leadership, and

ministry. The Academy is accredited by SACS and

ACSI.For more info. call (954) 905-5100 or see

www.ccaeagles.org/tours See ad on page 27.

CORAL SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Northwest Broward County’s premier private Christian

college preparatory school. Grades PK3 through 12th

grade. Accredited by the SACS, ACSI, FCIS, FKC &

ECFA. For more info. call 954-752-2870 or go to

www.csca.us. See ad & article pgs 6-7.

GLADES CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

All About Introducing Kids to Jesus and His Word!

Kindergarten though 8th grade. For more info, call

954.755.6405 or see www.CBGLADES.COM/GCA

See ad page 23.

NORTH BROWARD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Is an accredited, college-preparatory, independent,

non-sectarian school serving families of the prekindergarten

through high school age groups.For

more info. call (954) 247-0011 or www.NBPS.org

See ad on page 11.

SUPER STARS SUMMER DAY CAMP

South Florida’s Premier Summer Day Camp! We get

your child running, jumping, playing and having a

blast all summer long. For more info. see

www.SuperStarsCamp.com or call (954)444-8548.

Special Needs

PARKLAND BUDDY SPORTS

Find out about league offerings and activities.

www.ParklandBuddySports.com

CHALLENGER BASEBALL LEAGUE

Strives to reach disabled kids and their families

at no cost. For more info, call (954) 345-9329.

THE FRIENDSHIP INITIATIVE

Provides programs & facilities for children and young

adults with special needs, while creating awareness

and sensitivity. For more info, call

954-753-9430 or www.thefriendshipinitiative.org

Volleyball

SAND TURTLES VOLLEYBALL CLUB

Beginner sand volleyball training for kids and adults.

Call Mark Lewkowicz for more info.

(954)345-0500. www.sandturtlesvolleyball.com

i9 Sports - Youth Sports Leagues

Coral Springs Leagues - Saturday & Sunday Options

Soccer - Ages 3 - 12

Flag Football - Ages 4 - 13

Baseball - Ages 3 - 7

Indoor Basketball - Ages 5 - 12

www.i9sports.com

954-227-9955 (M-F, 9am-8pm)

Important Numbers

Aquatic Complex................................. (954)345-2121

City Hall in the Mall ............................ (954)344-1828

Coral Springs Gymnasium ................ (954)345-2107

Cypress Park Pool ............................... (954)345-2109

Cypress Park Tennis ........................... (954)345-2100

Mullins Park Pool ................................. (954)345-2170

Sportsplex Tennis Center ................... (954)344-1840

Parks and Recreation .......................... (954)345-2200

Parks Field Conditions ........................ (954)344-1187

17


Parkland Little League

For more info., call (954) 604-2442 or visit

www.parklandll.com

Basketball

PARKLAND REC BASKETBALL

www.parklandbasketball.com or call the

hotline (954) 227-0989.

Cheerleading

PARKLAND CHEERLEADING CLUB

Contact Susan Kelton (954)575-9575.

Tackle Football & Cheerleading

PARKLAND RANGERS TACKLE

FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADING

Football contact: 954-892-4244 or

info@parklandrangers.com

Cheer contact:954-520-2515 or

cheer@parklandrangers.com.

www.parklandrangers.com

See ad on opposite page.

Flag Football

PARKLAND FLAG FOOTBALL

For more info, see www.parklandflag.com

Horseback Riding

MALACHI ACRES

Riding Lessons and Boarding for Ages 5 thru

adult with beginner thru advanced instruction.

For more info. call 954-255-7185 or go to

www.MalachiAcres.com. See ad on pg 3.

Lacrosse

PARKLAND REDHAWKS

NOW REGISTERING!

www.parklandlacrosse.com or call Rob

Windesheim (954) 324-1444.

Soccer

PARKLAND SOCCER CLUB

NOW REGISTERING!

For more info, call (954)410-5172 or

www.parklandsoccer.net

PARKLAND TRAVEL SOCCER CLUB

For more info, call Keith Brodsky 954-439-2596

www.parklandtravelsoccer.com

Private Schools & Camps

CALVARY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

A Pre-K3–12 school committed to excellence in academics,

athletics, arts, technology, leadership, and

ministry. The Academy is accredited by SACS and

ACSI.For more info. call (954) 905-5100 or see

www.ccaeagles.org/tours See ad on page 27.

CORAL SPRINGS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Northwest Broward County’s premier private Christian

college preparatory school. Grades PK3 through 12th

grade. Accredited by the SACS, ACSI, FCIS, FKC &

ECFA. For more info. call 954-752-2870 or go to

www.csca.us. See ad and article pgs 6-7.

GLADES CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

All About Introducing Kids to Jesus and His Word!

Kindergarten though 8th grade. For more info, call

954.755.6405 or see www.CBGLADES.COM/GCA

See ad on pg 23.

NORTH BROWARD PREPARATORY SCHOOL

Is an accredited, college-preparatory, independent, nonsectarian

school serving families of the pre-kindergarten

through high school age groups.For more info. call

(954) 247-0011 or see www.NBPS.org See ad on

page 11.

SUPER STARS SUMMER DAY CAMP

South Florida’s Premier Summer Day Camp! We get

your child running, jumping, playing and having a blast

all summer long. For more info. see

www.SuperStarsCamp.com or call (954)444-8548.

Driving School

GO DRIVING INC.

Learn to drive in the coolest cars on the road, GT

Mustangs and SS Camaros! Permit Exams, instruction

7 days a week, and much more. For more info, call

(954) 757-7622. See ad on pg 3.

Special Needs

PARKLAND BUDDY SPORTS

Find out about league offerings and activities.

www.ParklandBuddySports.com

THE FRIENDSHIP INITIATIVE

Provides programs & facilities for children and young

adults with special needs, while creating awareness

and sensitivity. For more info, call

954-753-9430 or www.thefriendshipinitiative.org

i9 Sports - Youth Sports Leagues

Parkland Leagues - Saturday Only

Soccer - Ages 3 - 12

Baseball - Ages 3 - 7

www.i9sports.com

954-227-9955 (M-F, 9am-8pm)

Important Numbers

Leisure Services ........................(954)757-4105

Field Conditions .........................(954)757-4110

Park Ranger ...............................(954)575-1007

Youth, Teen, & Senior Programs (954)757-4129

City Hall ......................................(954)753-5040

Terramar Tennis .........................(954)757-1910

18


How Do Vitamins Affect Your Vision?

By Dr. Gary Goberville

Dr. Gary Goberville,

Optometric Physician

Eye Site Vision Center

2344 N. University Dr.

Coral Springs

954-344-3937

The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) is a major clinical trial sponsored by the

National Eye Institute, one of the federal government's National Institutes of Health.

The AREDS was designed to learn more about the natural history and risk factors of agerelated

macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract and to evaluate the effect of high doses

of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc on the progression of AMD and cataract.

Results from the AREDS showed that high levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly

reduce the risk of advanced AMD and its associated vision loss. These same nutrients

had no significant effect on the development or progression of cataract.

In May 2013, the NEI completed the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2, which tested several

changes to the formulation. They tried adding omega-3 fatty acids, as well as the

antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which are in the same family of nutrients as betacarotene.

The researchers also tried substituting lutein and zeaxanthin for beta-carotene,

which prior studies had associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in smokers. The

study found that while omega-3 fatty acids had no effect on the formulation, lutein and

zeaxanthin together appeared to be a safe and effective alternative to beta-carotene.

Studies now show how well certain anti oxidants and nutrients certainly help to limit the

progression of macular Degeneration. It is important for those who have early changes in

the retina to start taking the right eye vitamins with the correct formula. The question now

is how early should we start to take them to possibly prevent macular degeneration.

For any further questions about supplements and eye health feel free to contact

Dr Goberville at eyesite vision center.

Come by, stay healthy and have your annual eye exam.

20


The City of Parkland (City) has cornered the market on music events for its

adoring community. Eats ‘N Beats takes place every month at Pine Trails

Park—an 80-acre jewel in central Parkland. Do not expect your average concert

when you attend an Eats ‘N Beats event. All concerts take place on the

stage at the Parkland Amphitheatre in the heart of Pine Trails Park and there

is never just one concert per month. Two concerts for the price of one—and

that price is free. That’s right, no admission fee for these monthly music

marathons.

While you are there, you will not have a problem figuring out how “eats”

became a part of Eats ‘N Beats. Each month there are 20 food trucks provided

by Food Truck Invasion. With that many food options, and different

options each month, every palate and picky eater will be satisfied.

What separates November’s Eats ‘N Beats from other months is a food drive.

On Saturday, November 12th from 5:30pm to 9:30pm Singer-Songwriter

Liddy Clark headlines a show that also features Songs for Seeds and School

of Rock. While admission is still free, the City is hoping everyone will show

up with packaged food items—all of which will go to Feeding South Florida.

After all, the food trucks will keep you full all night long so you will not need

the food in your pantry. Why not donate some to a good cause?

The concert series is sponsored by Northwest Medical Center which has

enabled it to grow to such a large event every month. There is unlimited

seating, but you have to bring you own seat. Spread your beach blankets

and lawn chairs on the Amphitheatre lawn, choose your dinner from the

mobile restaurants, kick back, relax, and enjoy Parkland’s Eats ‘N Beats.

21


By Brett Porter

In the last few years, the trend I see over and over again is individuals and businesses buying the cheapest insurance

policy possible. Most often, these policies do not give you the coverage that you need. As a result of this,

problems arise at claim time because you're not properly covered or insured.

Now is a good time to take a look at your current Homeowner's and Auto policies.

Make sure that you understand the coverages you have purchased. The

most common omissions on Homeowner's policies are replacement

cost on contents, screen enclosure coverage and law and ordinance

coverage. On Auto policies, make sure that you have proper liability

limits to protect your assets. Also, check to see that you have

a liability umbrella if you have a high net worth and confirm

your uninsured motorist limits, especially if you do not have

disability and/or medical insurance.

Considering the volatility of the insurance market, now

is a great time to shop the premiums. The auto and

umbrella availabilities are plentiful and there are many

carriers to choose from. You will often find huge differences

in rates. The question to ask yourself is, do you

have the proper coverage and are you with the right company?

To be certain, please call me for a no obligation review of

your insurance policies. See ad below

22


The Friendship Initiative and the City of Parkland

Announce Construction of Phase 1 of Friendship Park,

The Nation’s First Inclusive Community Park

The Friendship Initiative, a Parkland based 501(c)(3)

charitable organization, and the City of Parkland, after

years of planning and design will be implementing the

first phase of construction of the redesign of Terramar

Park (to be renamed Friendship Park) in Parkland. The

global landscape architecture firm, EDSA, is the design

consultant.

According to Parkland City Commissioner

Christine Hunschofsky, an early supporter and

voice for Friendship Park, “I am absolutely

thrilled that the City of Parkland will break

ground on Phase 1 of Friendship Park.

From day one I have been a huge advocate

of The Friendship Initiative’s vision

to build the first ever all-inclusive park

right here in our City. This is a tremendous

milestone for The Friendship

Initiative and more importantly, for our

diverse and growing community.” Jeb

Niewood, a Parkland resident and the

founder and president of The Friendship

Initiative, states, “ We have a great relationship

with the City of Parkland and this is the culmination

of a four year dialogue and partnership with the

city. With the planned construction of Phase 1, it is the

end of the beginning of our shared journey. We believe

that Friendship Park will be the model for all future community

parks throughout the nation.”

The first phase of construction, with a ground breaking

scheduled for late 2016, is the installation of multi use

fields with a landscaped perimeter including a single

point of entry and exit to insure the safety of all children.

The city’s 5 year plan also includes the construction

of Phase 2 which is the installation of basketball

courts including the innovative Bankshot Basketball.

Bankshot Basketball is an inclusive activity where players

do not play against one another but along-side one

another. Bankshot Sports are non-exclusionary, accommodating

wheelchair players, the physically and cognitively

challenged, grandparents, children and all people.

At full construction, Friendship Park will include:

Double wide walkways and pathways allowing

for wheelchairs, walkers and adaptive bicycles;

a sensory garden that engages each

of the senses within a larger green landscaped

area with a specific theme and

with wide boardwalks running through

it; large fully adaptive state of the art

playground; a great lawn for events

and productions; sculptured art in the

park area; convenient parking provided

for each element of the park

Started in 2011, the mission of The

Friendship Initiative (TFI) is to develop and

grow programs which enable children with

special needs and typical children to learn from

each other and connect as friends and to build the

nation’s first, totally

inclusive community park. TFI is committed to raising the

funds necessary to support this mission.

For more information about The Friendship Initiative

and Friendship Park please contact

Jeb Niewood at Jeb@thefriendshipinitiative.org or by

calling Jeb at 954-464-6078 and visit its web page at:

www.thefriendshipinitiative.org and The Friendship

Initiative Facebook page.

24


Get Ready For The Holidays with

Lipotropic Injections and Mesolift

By Monique Bain

Obesity affects more than half of United States citizens, reports emedicinehealth.com.

Finding plausible solutions to losing weight can be difficult with all the fad diets ready to

take advantage of a group desperately seeking results. Many have struggled with weight

gain over the years and recently we found a great product with long lasting results:

Lipotropic B-Vitamin Injections. These injections combined with diet and exercise, have

incredible effects. Your energy is through the roof and you will feel motivated to lose

much more.

What are lipotropic injections? Lipotropic injections are a concoction of essential amino

acids; choline, methionine, and inositol combined with vitamins B6 and B12. Choline, an

essential nutrient, actively reduces fat in the liver, decreasing chances of heart disease.

Methionine, an amino acid responsible for lowering cholesterol and fat reduction in the

body, is not produced in our bodies. Inositol is responsible for metabolizing fats and helping

transfer those fats to the bloodstream. Inositol also regulates serotonin and insulin in

our bodies. This increases mood and decreases hunger. Vitamins B6 and B12 are added

to elevate mood, to assist in lipid metabolism, and to increase energy.

Mesolift is a type of Mesotherapy that is a safe, natural alternative to invasive cosmetic

procedures. The Mesolift process delivers vitamins, minerals and amino acids directly

into the skin to nourish and rejuvenate, promote production of collagen and elastin, and

stimulate your metabolism. The Mesolift approach treats aging, sagging, sun damaged

skin as well as wrinkles in the face and neck. The effects rejuvenate the face, eyelids

and neck without the unnatural appearance and painful recovery of surgical alternatives.

These procedures are great for any men or women who want to reduce the look of wrinkles

on the neck and face or drop weight. It is simple, quick and virtually painless with

no recovery time. If you want more information feel free to call us at 954-6578342.

Monique Bain

M.Ac, L.Ac

Five Element

Wellness Center

954-657-8342

www.5EWC.com

25


The excitement of going away to see family and friends for the Holidays is often tempered by the stress of wondering about

giving your pets the best care. Both you and your pet(s) benefit when you’ve conscientiously hired a professional, qualified

person to care for them when you’re away.

Hiring a pet sitter assures that your pet stays in his familiar home environment on his regular diet and routine. He doesn’t

have to reside with unfamiliar animals (such as at a boarding kennel) and continues to have individual attention while you're

away enjoying vacation, family and friends.

The benefits for you are terrific, too! Your friends and neighbors aren't burdened with caring for your pet, and you’ll know

that your "baby" is being taken care of by a professional. You’ll also have someone creating traffic in and around your

home, bringing in the newspaper and mail (and the plants can be watered, too). Potential burglars won't realize you're

away!

To find a professional pet sitter, ask friends, neighbors, your veterinarian, the humane society or a dog trainer. Learn about

their qualifications and services by interviewing candidates over the phone or at

your home. Ask for written proof of commercial liability insurance (to cover

accidents and negligence) and bonding (to protect against theft by

the sitter or her employees). What training has the pet sitter

received? What if she has car trouble or becomes ill? Does she

have a backup? Will your pet have playtime as well as walks?

Does the pet sitter use a written service contract spelling out

services and fees? If the pet sitter moves into your home,

what are the specific times she agrees to be with your

pet? Will anyone else be in your home while she is

there? Is this detailed in the contract? How does your

pet sitter make sure that you have returned home?

Will the pet sitter give you the phone numbers of

clients who agree to be references?

It's important to have the prospective pet sitter meet

you and your pet before actually hiring her. Watch how

she and your pet interact. Does your pet seem comfortable

with her? Are you?

26


By Stacy Case

Every year, both the Coral Springs Flag Football

Club and Parkland Flag Football League consistently

attract hundreds of local youths to the area gridirons.

And this year seemed to follow suit. Not surprising,

however, since the leagues have been some of the

signature recreational sports programs in the cities

since 1972 and 1995, respectively. In his eighth year

as the CSFFC's president, Bryan Levin isn't shy

when he reveals what he requires from

the Springs players ..... it's actually

quite simple.

"They've gotta just enjoy being outside

because they're going to play a

lot of games and have a lot of

practices," says Bryan, whose

participation with the program

spans two decades. "We have

a nice, long regular season,

double elimination playoffs, an

all star game and a Super

Bowl, plus each player is guaranteed

to participate in at least

half of the game."

This year, the Springs program

attracted more than 400 players

to Mullins Park, in which it is comprised

of three different divisions:

freshmen (ages 7-9), juniors (ages

10-11) and seniors (ages 12-14.).

Bryan says the league continues to host

many repeat players from one year to the

next, but seems most pleased with the

amount of first-timers. "We have more new

players this season than we've had

recently, in addition to the great retention

of former players, in all of the divisions."

And just around the corner, Parkland's

league has had its own longevity and

tremendous participation. With five boys

divisions ranging from age 5-14, and three

girls divisions for ages 7-14, the approximately

750 Parkland players take to Pine

Trails Park for their season. "It's all about

the kids and we make sure to get them

required playing time," says Parkland

Flag Football League President, Bill

Fitzsimmons, who's been with the program

for 17 years. "We also emphasize

that recreational league mentality, and make

sure it's a lot of fun."

And while Parkland follows an 8-on-8, 2 halves

format, Coral Springs plays 11-on-11 in 4-quarters.

Both leagues begin their seasons in August

and end in the early part of November with Super

Bowl matchups in each of their own programs' divisions.

"There's always great camaraderie among the players,

and I continue to enjoy seeing so many kids succeed

at something they may have never tried before,"

Bryan adds. "I like to see that we can put kids in a

position to have fun and one that makes their families

proud of them."

It looks as if Bill has the same mentality with his players

as well. "It's important that they have a good time

when they're out there," he adds. "That's why we

enforce a substitution policy, so each kid truly feels

part of his/her team."


29


Who’s the Boss Dog-Training Talk – Thurs., Nov 3

Certified dog trainer Beth Glickman will share an

overview of her training philosophy from 10:30-11:30 AM

at the Parkland library, 6620 University Drive. Beth’s discussion

will help owners communicate their expectations

to their dogs in a positive, reinforcing manner. She will

focus this session on the unique challenges holiday

activities may present for dogs. Note: This is a humansonly

session. Registration required. Register online

www.cityofparkland.org/library or call (954)757-4207.

North Springs Little League Registration – Sat., Nov 5

and 19 2017 Spring Season In-Person registration is

from 10am to 3pm at North Community Park.

Registration is $150 and includes uniform. At least 20

games and more! For more info.

See www.northspringsll.com or call 954-5478237

See ad on back cover.

11th Annual Golfing for the King – Sat., November 5

Come to the Colony West Country Club, 6800 NW 88th

Avenue, Tamarac, for a great day of golf beginning with

an 8AM shotgun start. Registration and continental

breakfast begins at 7AM. This event will benefit the

Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund for needy Coral

Springs high school students regardless of ethnicity. In

past years through the Committee's efforts, more than

120 high school seniors have received scholarships in

varying amounts based primarily on financial need. The

students will apply the scholarship money towards their

tuition costs at a university or other educational institution

of their choice.

2016 Florida Safety Fest – Saturday, November 5 From

11:00 AM - 5:00 PM join family, friends and neighbors at

the Sportsplex Athletic Complex, 2575 Sportsplex Drive,

Coral Springs for a fun day of activities including:

• Bounce houses • Food • Live Demonstrations

• Health/Safety Exhibits • Hands on activities

• Public Education • Live entertainment • &ß much more!

Free parking is available, provided by the Civil Air Patrol

Coral Springs Cadet Squadron. Free fire hats and other

giveaways. Held in conjunction with The Fire Chiefs

Association of Broward County and the City of Coral

Springs, this event will benefit the Broward County

Emergency Response Teams.

Parkland Farmer’s Market – Begins Sunday, Nov 6

For the best fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, homemade

bread and other baked goods, come to the Farmer's

Market where dozens of vendors sell their specialties

from 9am to 1pm. By the Equestrian Center at 8350

Ranch Road, admission and parking are free. Live entertainment

and children's activities make this a fun, family

event. The 2016-17 season dates are the following

Sundays: November 6 & 20, December 4 & 18, January

8 & 22, February 5 & 19, March 5 & 19, April 9 & 23

For more info, call 954-757-4120 or email

farmersmarket@cityofparkland.org. See ad pg 19.

Coral Springs Honors Veterans Day – Friday, Nov 11

At 10:45 AM, bring your family, friends and neighbors, and

join us for the City's annual Veterans Day Ceremony at

Veterans Park, 8601 Royal Palm Blvd in Coral Springs.

Wear your patriotic colors and support those who served

our country. The ceremony will include speeches by veterans

and politicians, a 21-gun salute, placing of wreath and

raising of the military and United States flags.

For more information, please call 954-345-2200.

Parkland Eats ‘n Beats & Food Drive – Sat., Nov 12

From 5:30 to 9:30pm. While admission is free, the City is

hoping everyone will show up with packaged food items—

all of which will go to Feeding South Florida. The City of

Parkland (City) has cornered the market on music events

for its adoring community. Eats ‘N Beats takes place every

month at Pine Trails Park—an 80-acre jewel in central

Parkland. Each month there are 20 food trucks provided

by Food Truck Invasion. Singer-Songwriter Liddy Clark

headlines a show that also features Songs for Seeds and

School of Rock. There is unlimited seating, but you have

to bring you own seat. Spread your beach blankets and

lawn chairs on the Amphitheatre lawn kick back, relax, and

enjoy Parkland’s Eats ‘N Beats. See ad & article pg 21.

Keep Coral Springs Beautiful Clean-up – Sat., Nov 12

The City is seeking volunteers to help beautify the City as

part of “Keep Coral Springs Beautiful,” an Adopt-A-Street

program in partnership with Community Foundation of

Broward. Volunteers will meet at their assigned locations

and work with team captains cleaning up different areas

throughout Coral Springs. The clean-up will be from 9 to

11:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided to volunteers after the

clean-up. Service hours will be provided and there will be

raffles for participants. To sign up as a volunteer, contact

Volunteer Services at 954-346-4434 or e-mail volunteer@coralsprings.org.

Coral Springs Farmers' Market – Sunday, November 13

The Coral Springs Farmers' Market is back! Featuring 50+

vendors selling fresh and organic produce, herbs, flowers,

delicious breads, baked goods, as well as a variety of

gourmet foods, including olive oil, fresh mozzarella, jams,

honey and more. The Farmers' Market will run the second

and fourth Sunday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at

the ArtWalk, 9405 NW 31 Ct., Coral Springs

Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 24

Our family at the Spectator wishes you and yours a day of

gratitude, love and fun. Today, we are especially thankful

for our close-knit community, the freedom to express and

share our views and yours, and the opportunity that is

otherwise known as “The American Dream.”

30

More magazines by this user
Similar magazines