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THE FAMILY FRIENDLY MAGAZINE SINCE 1991

OCTOBER 2 017

Serving Parkland and

neighboring areas.

www.theparklander.com

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Grace A. Noethen P.A.

561-289-9294

www.GraceNoethen.com

Specializing in Parkland &

South Florida communities since 1985.

HERON ESTATES IN HERON BAY $4,295,000

Palatial Estate On Double Lake Lot. Featuring indoor

basketball court, theater room that seats 12. Separate lobby,

club room with wet bar, 2 Master suites, elevator, guest house,

private wood library, eat-in kitchen with gas, double fireplace,

foyer with grand double marble staircase, 90 x 25 heated pool,

summer kitchen, impact windows/doors, 100 kw whole-house

generator and Crestron lighting system, 6BR/8.5BA/4CG.)

BBB RANCHES $2,999,995

Amazing compound in Mediterranean style 2-story main house plus 4

car garage and guest house on 3.566 acres and private pond. Can be

purchased with additional, adjacent 2.933 acres and approved agricultural

exemption. First time offering, builders own home, with high end finishes

throughout. Spacious, warm and inviting living areas, with Grand Foyer

entry, huge eat-in kitchen, 2 dishwashers, gas cooking, Family room with

Gas fireplace, all bedrooms en suite, 10 ft ceilings, 2 laundry rooms, 2

staircases. 2763 sq ft of covered patios and balconies, Hardwood floors

thru-out. Gas heated 35x20 resort style pool and spa with 2 waterfalls, all

hurricane impact glass windows and doors, and so much more.

BBB RANCHES $2,790,000

This custom-built Tuscan style estate is situated on 2.5 manicured

acres, private tennis court, custom pool and spa with

rock waterfall, large screened patio with summer kitchen and

ample entertainment space. 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half baths,

nearly 8,900 interior sq.ft. State-of-the-art home theater, gourmet

kitchen, fitness center, Lutron lighting system, Crestron

home automation, security system with built-in cameras, a

whole-house reverse osmosis system, and a built-in generator

and Impact glass windows and doors.

HERON ESTATES AT HERON BAY $2,299,000

Magnificent 5,800 sq ft custom, Mediterranean, 2-story Estate

w/ Spectacular Lake & Golf views+cul-de-sac location. 5

Beds+Office/6th bed+Library & 3C Gar/French doors &

crown molding throughout. Impact glass windows & doors/

His & Hers marble master baths/Gourmet kitchen w/granite

counter tops & SS appliances/Dramatic living room w/stone

fireplace/granite wet bar & coffered ceiling/2 upstairs junior

suites w/private covered balcony/Incredible screened patio

w/summer kitchen/fireplace/open headed pool +spa.

PINETREE ESTATES $1,250,000

Custom estate on 1.09 acres on the North side of Pine

Tree Estate section of Parkland. Hurricane protection

on all windows and doors. Whole house generator. 6-car

garage, 3-way split floor plan, spacious rooms, volume

ceilings and 8’ doors throughout. Huge custom kitchen,

with center island. Enormous screened patio area

with solar heated salt water pool & outdoor summer

kitchen plus reverse osmosis water system. Meticulously

maintained with $350,000 in improvements and upgrades.

WHISPERING WOODS $1,129,000

Lakefront acre estate with 5400 sq ft of living area, 6

bedrooms, 6 full baths, plus office/library, plus exercise

studio and 4-Car garage. French doors thru-out, marble

floors, crown moldings, wood burning fireplace, located

on a private Cul-de-sac with resort style open pool and

patio, summer kitchen, over-sized bar area and 270’ of

lake frontage. Beautifully remodeled and maintained with

pride of ownership.

PINE TREE ESTATES $995,000

Beautifully upgraded and appointed custom home with park

like setting in Pine Tree Estates. Custom kitchen with center

island and top of the line appliances. Crown molding, plantation

shutters, saturnia and wood flooring. Kitchen and all bathrooms

with granite counter tops, all accordion hurricane shutters thru

out. Open and spacious layout with view of oversize pool and

screened patio. This 5 Bedroom, 5.5 bath home shows with

pride of ownership

THE LANDINGS ESTATES $849,000

Completely renovated Estate home in the transitional decor. 5

bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 3 way split floor plan. On 1/2 acre+

with 3-car garage, fenced yard, newer roof, stainless steel top of

the line appliances and marble floors. Master with custom closets,

his and hers dressing areas. Open marble patio and pool with

outside shower, 500 Gal gas tank, generator, well for sprinkler,

volume ceilings, surround sound and much more. Guard Gated

community with amenity island offering tennis, basket ball, volley

ball and tot lot.....

CASERAS IN PARKLAND GOLF & CC $495,000

First time offering, original owners in pristine condition and

meticulously maintained-Shows better than a model. This

2nd Floor Caseras unit is loaded with extras and upgrades. 3

Bedrooms plus Den, 2 full baths and 2 car garage. Wood staircase

and wood paneled custom elevator, all impact windows

and doors, built-ins, crown moldings and more. With elegant

decor, 4 BR/2BA/2CG.

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Serving Parkland, Coral Springs, South Florida

Real Estate/Marketing Over 25 years

Kathy Schroeder

954. 235.8671

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Parkland Golf

Closed

Beautiful waterfront home on a stunning lot with panoramic water

views. This home has 4 bedrooms + office downstairs, 4 ½ baths, 3

car garage. Circular staircase leading to an upstairs view of the water.

Marble floors downstairs, wood floors to loft upstairs. Stunning

modern gourmet kitchen. Oversized pool, outdoor built-in BBQ area.

RESIDENTIAL REAL ESTATE

Mira Lago

Closed

Panoramic waterfront home w/4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 car garage.

Beautifully Upgraded: Marble floors, contemporary chandeliers,

Crown molding, coffered ceilings, screened, patio, fenced yard.

Energy efficient home with gas cooking & dryer. Yard taken care of

by HOA. Gorgeous new Clubhouse.

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Heron Bay $679,000

Waterfront! Beautiful home. 4 bds, 3 baths + family room + large bonus

(5th bd), formal living & dining rm, 2 car garage. 24’ cathedral ceiling

& interior balcony overlooking living rm. Large gourmet kitchen: island,

granite, stainless appliances. Master/1 bd down. Most rooms view water.

Heron Bay $600,000

Waterfront! Spacious 5/3 single story home w/ lake views & 3 car garage

in the Estates of Heron Bay. Gourmet kitchen w/ wood cabinets, granite

tops, new glass tile backsplash & open plan. Huge family room w/

volume ceilings. Contemporary stone fireplace in formal living room &

Large pool and patio. Screened loggia. Fenced yard. Charming courtyard upgraded fixtures throughout. Screened paver patio & room for pool.

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with a 3 tiered fountain & tropical landscaping. Hurricane shutters. Oversize driveway for extra cars. Huge pie shaped lot.


Vol.27, No.7

OCTOBER

HOME

IMPROVEMENT

18, 19 Small spaces, big designs

Do a lot with a little space

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24 Mom’s Perspective

That never happened in Florida

34 Humor

Digging up bones

38 Male Matters

Spooked

42 Halloween Trends

What’s in this year

46 Flood Insurance

Why you need it

50 Healthy Halloween

Tips for better trick or treating

52 Halloween Recipes

Treats for the holiday

54 Shakespeare lives on

Coral Springs troupe brings life to

the bard’s tales

56 Duo Beaux Arts

Local couple tickles the ivories

Wine Watch 60

Locations, Locations, Locations

National Chocolate Day 62

The sweet treat rules the day

Bus Safety 74

Are your kids riding safely?

Ask the Expert 78, 79

Best friend’s girl is jealous

Yoga On The Farm 82

A serene space to relax

Spine Care 84

Take care of your back

Therapy 88

Never alone, always loved

Equestrian News 92

Saturdays at the barn

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OCTOBER 2016

FEATURES

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29 Pick Ups for Breast Cancer

Donated items add up to money

for research

58 Coral Springs Women’s Club

Celebrating its 25th anniversary

86, 87 Breast Cancer Awareness

Technology update

82

IN EVERY ISSUE

Editor’s Letter 6

Parkland Mayor 10

Community News 12, 13

Events Calendar 57

School News 66, 67

Parkland Library Events 70, 71

Last Word 94


Year-round fun awaits

at Parkland’s only

55+ active lifestyle

community!

Coming Soon Amenities include:

• World-class, 24,000 sq. ft. lifestyle center

with a fitness and movement studio, grand

ballroom, cards and billiards room, arts and

crafts room, catering kitchen, virtual sports,

library and much more!

• Outdoor swimming pools for enjoying the sun

• Professional Har-Tru ® tennis courts, pickleball

and bocce ball courts

• Secure, gated entrance with manned

guardhouse and control access

• Full-time lifestyle and amenity director

• Close proximity to Boca Raton and

Delray Beach

Enjoy resort-style swimming pools,

Har-Tru® tennis courts, an arts and

crafts room and card rooms living in

Parkland has never been this much fun.

QUICK MOVE-IN HOMES AVAILABLE.

• Nearby Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood and

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which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, the PARKLANDER familial status or national origin. 272907 08/17

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neighboring areas.

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SERVING: PARKLAND • CORAL SPRINGS

MARGATE • BOCA RATON

POMPANO • DEERFIELD BEACH • TAMARAC

CONTRIBUTORS

Bennet Bodenstein has

been writing about wine

for more than 29 years.

Victoria Landis is a

freelance writer and

artist living in West Boca.

PUBLISHERS

OPERATIONS MANAGER

EDITOR

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Sharon and Jack Kornreich

Meredith Murphy

Barbara Negron

Marie Holloway

Mark Bohm is an attorney

and freelance writer living

in Parkland.

Dr. Renae Lapin, LMFT

and author, provides

free counseling services

to children and families

with the Broward County

School Board.

FOOD EDITOR

Charles Marcanetti

GRAPHICS

OFFICE ASSISTANTS

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVES

Tina Holloway

Teresa Inkley, Sandra Marinelli

Ken DeTrolio, Paula Glickman, Enid Stillman

Fern Weissman

Elliot Goldenberg, an

award-winning journalist,

not only writes a humor

column, but also writes

books on espionage and

terrorism.

Freelance writer/editor

Cynthia MacGregor is

the author of over 100

published books. She has

also worked as the editor

of magazines and books.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

INTERN

Danielle Battisti-Katz, D.D.S, Hon. Skip Campbell, Celeste Catania-Opris, Ph.D.,

Siedah Fortune, Rebecca Freeman, Hon. Christine Hunschofsky, Dale King,

Aaron Krause, Thomas Kuruvilla, Donice Muccio, Andy Ryan,

Larry Schwingel, Jane Silver, Debra Tendrich

Vanessa Desmarais

Bill Johnson is a freelance

writer. He is semi-retired

after a career as a journalist

and congressional aide.

Nancy Ouhib is a

registered, licensed

dietitian who works at

Plantation Nursing and

Rehabilitation Center. She

is also a freelance writer,

speaker, and resides in

Parkland with her family.

THE FAMILY FRIENDLY MAGAZINE SINCE 1991

the

Parklander

OCTOBER 2 017

Dr. Glenn Kalick is the

owner of Brookside

Animal Hospital in

Coral Springs.

Cheryl Pangborn is

a former Parkland resident

and the mother of two

children, one with

special needs.

9381 W. Sample Road, Suite 203,

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Happy Halloween

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MONTHLY GIVEAWAY

The winner of the Parklander’s October giveaway will receive a gift card good

for one night boarding at Camp Canine. The value of the gift card is $60. “Don’t

cage them up, let them run free!” is Camp Canine’s slogan. They provide daycare,

grooming, and boarding. Take a tour of the

newest location in the Penn Dutch Plaza in

Margate. For more information, visit the

website at campcanineflorida.com.

To win the giveaway, find the Giftcard icon

hidden somewhere other than this page.

Send an email to editor@theparklander.com,

including your name, address, telephone,

and email address. Please type “October

Giveaway” in the subject line and send

your entry by October 10 th to be eligible

to win.

Congratulations to Myra Bortnick of

Boca Raton who won the Kosher by

Design Cookbook.

the Parklander is printed

on recyclable paper.

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OCTOBER 2016


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PINE TREE ESTATES

$750,000

PARKLAND

WHISPERING WOODS CORAL SPRINGS

$625,000

COMING SOON!

NEW LISTING

EAGLE TRACE

• 6 bedrooms / 4 bathrooms / 6 car garage

• 1.25 Acre estate / pool / Huge back yard!

• Perfect home for car enthusiast- tile garage

• Guest apartment / Fireplace / remodeled kitchen

• 5 bedrooms / 4.5 bathrooms / 3 car garage

• 1 acre estate, circular driveway, new roof

• Partially remodeled interior- 3525 A/C sq. ft.

• Oversized diving pool & spa - Wood burning fireplace

• 5 bedrooms / 3 bathrooms / 2 car garage

• 2-Story home on a large cul-de-sac lot

• Volume ceilings /Beautiful kitchen w/ SS appliances.

• Pool w/ child gate, completely fenced in

Gated community w/amenities.

ARTESIA SUNRISE HIDDEN HAMMOCKS CORAL SPRINGS CORAL CREEK CORAL SPRINGS

SOLD IN 8 DAYS

SOLD IN 5 DAYS

SOLD IN 6 DAYS

In the wake of Hurricane Irma which has hit our state hard and devastated so many communities

we want you to know - The DuPree Team cares!

The DuPree Team services do not stop once we have sold your home or helped you buy a new one!

The DuPree Team is a family here to help our families of Buyers and Sellers for the last 38 years!

Lending support is what family and friends do, and The DuPree Team is here for you!

Let us know your needs and how we can support you!

You’re working to get your homes and businesses repaired. You’re helping your neighbors.

You’re joining forces with others to offer food, shelter, repairs and meet the critical needs to keep your

communities going strong. When we all come together offering comfort and hope it makes getting through

tough times like this a little easier. We are so thankful to be here

working together to continue to rebuild our communities and our state!

Always feel free to contact us for anything you may need!

From the DuPree Team

The DuPree Team has closed over 3000 homes and have buyers now!

If you are thinking of selling call 954-895-7198 or email dupree@dupreeteam.com

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5678 Dance Inc Is Now Offering Dance Classes

At The Parkland P-Rec Center.

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, Mini Dance Combos (Ballet/Tap & Ballet/Hip Hop),

Musical Theater, Aero, Cheer Dance, Lyrical, Contemporary, Adult Tap, Salsa

& More! Ages 2 and up!

**5678 Dance Inc. is an approved public school vendor operating in Dade, Broward and

Palm Beach Counties. If you would like to offer dance enrichment at your school please call.**

10559 Trails End, Parkland, FL 33076 • 954-579-8820

www.5678danceinc.com • cara@5678danceinc.com

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FROM THE EDITOR

We hope all of you got through Hurricane Irma with

little or no damage. It seemed we were up and

running much quicker than Hurricane Wilma. I

believe the local and state governments were prepared

better, as was FPL. Preparation is, without a doubt,

the key to surviving a storm and it is vital for safety and

well-being. It may be a good idea to keep your hurricane

supplies tucked away until the season is done. Afterward,

have a hurricane party with the goodies you stashed

away.

You may notice some of

our regular columnist are

not in this issue. This was

due to civic duties, power

outages, and cleanup after

the hurricane. They will be

back next month.

When you think of October,

do you think of breasts?

Maybe you should. It is

Breast Cancer Awareness

month and time to pay attention to your health. Early

detection can be a life saver when it comes to treating

breast cancer. Fellas, you are not exempt either. Although

it is rare for a man to get breast cancer, it does happen.

It’s very simple to do a self-exam, ask your wives how, or

have your doctor do the exam at your next physical.

After your checkup, treat

yourself to some chocolate.

October has a special day

to pay homage to one of

the most treasured treats.

Whether you like milk, dark,

or white chocolate, this

confection brings smiles to all those who eat it. Dark

chocolate has the health benefits, but it’s all good to me.

Now that the theater and arts season is in full swing, it’s

time to treat yourself to Duo Beaux Arts who will perform

at the Boca Museum of Arts on October 15. Pianists

Catherine Lan and Tao Lin are Coral Springs residents

who have performed worldwide and are deeply involved

in music education. This is a musical treat not to be

missed.

Once again, I’m asking you to have anyone you know

who is engaged to contact me at editor@theparklander.

com. November is our Engaged Couples issue, and I

would love to feature their announcement.

Do you or anyone you know go all out to decorate the

inside of the home for the holidays? Let the Parklander

know. We would like to photograph your home for one of

our upcoming issues.

We hope you enjoy all the articles in this issue. If you

have ideas or suggestions for stories, do not hesitate to

email me. P

Barbara Negron

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OCTOBER 2016

PARKLAND MAYOR

CHRISTINE

HUNSCHOFSKY

Happy October! As I sit and write this

month’s column, our community

has just been spared the worst of

Hurricane Irma. It has been a trying time

for everyone involved. For several days

leading up to the hurricane, it looked like

all of us in Parkland were in the direct path

of a Category 5 hurricane. This was a scary time for everyone. Yet, it

was also a time that we could clearly see the best in our community.

Neighbors were helping neighbors and strangers. People were

outside of their homes getting ready for the storm, getting to know

each other better, and helping their neighbors prepare. We truly saw

the strength of our wonderful residents and city.

Hurricane Irma affected people in our city, county, and state in many

different ways. Some people never lost power, others lost it for days

(or longer), some, in other parts of the county and state, lost their

homes and sadly, several lost their lives. Those in Parkland who

recovered quickly immediately went into action helping others. They

opened their homes to those without power, helped clear trees and

debris, loaned generators, donated money, food, and water and did

whatever they could for those harder hit by the storm. While it has

been a few weeks since the storm hit, throughout the state and the

Caribbean many are still recovering and Parkland residents are still

helping out.

Preparing for a storm well and recovering as quickly as possible

takes so much coordination from many different entities. Most people

don’t often see the work that goes on behind the scenes around the

clock. We were very fortunate to have a wonderful city manager and

amazing city staff who began preparations days before the storm

hit and staffed our EOC 24 hours a day until the storm was over

and recovery began. The Coral Springs/Parkland Fire department

and BSO police worked diligently to keep us safe. Broward Sheriff

Scott Israel spoke with me during our preparations and offered his

assistance if needed.

County Commissioner Michael Udine was in constant contact with

us, several times a day, and worked hard to get resources to our

area and his entire district. Governor Rick Scott was in contact with

the mayors on a daily basis offering his staff resources to assist

with, answer, and follow up on any concerns we had. State Senator

Kevin Rader and State Representative Kristen Jacobs checked in to

offer their assistance. Congressman Ted Deutch checked in before

the storm and worked with others after the storm to have Broward

County added to the FEMA eligible list.

The entire Parkland City Commission remained here during the storm

and worked with staff to make sure the needs of our residents were

met. Last but not least, we had linemen from our state and other

states working tirelessly to restore our power. Thank you to everyone

who helped before, during, and after the storm.

As always, I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to

contact me at chunschofsky@cityofparkland.org with any of your

questions or concerns. P


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I LOVE THE LANDINGS

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NEWER ROOF, A/C & UPGRADES THROUGHOUT • WOW WHAT A DEAL

$589,000

WATERCREST BEAUTY

9090 CARRINGTON AVE

LIKE NEW 5 BED 4 BATH + GAME ROOM

EXPANDED SOMERSET FLOOR PLAN LOADED W/ UPGRADES

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GORGEOUS KITCHEN & CROWN MOLDING THROUGHOUT

$689,000

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I LOVE THE LANDINGS

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6 BEDS+3.5 BATHS +3 CAR GARAGE

HUGE LOT OVER 16,600 SQ FT

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IMMACULATE JUST PAINTED IN & OUT!

$515,000

PENDING

SALE

PRISTINE IN FOX RIDGE

10630 NW 66 CT

4 BED + OFFICE + 3 CAR GARAGE • BRAND NEW ROOF & A/C

BEAUTIFUL WHITE KITCHEN LIGHT & BRIGHT

TRIPLE SPLIT FLOOR PLAN & WALKING DISTANCE TO A RATED SCHOOLS

$629,000

SOLD FULL

PRICE

SOUTH PINE TREE ESTATES

5420 NW 80 TER

CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN 4 BED 2 BATH

1.25 ACRE PROPERTY • NO HOA FEES / GORGEOUS STREET

PRETTY KITCHEN. BATH & MORE

$395,000

SOLD

FABULOUS IN MEADOW RUN ESTATES

6610 NW 95 LANE

5 BEDROOMS 4 BATHROOMS SOARING CEILINGS AND

UPGRADES THROUGHOUT • NEW ROOF & IMPACT WINDOWS

SOLAR HEATED POOL & HOT WATER GORGEOUS PATIO AREA

$728,000

SOLD

I LOVE THE LANDINGS

6010 NW 96 WAY

PRISTINE 7 BED 4.5 BATH W/ A BRAND NEW ROOF

& SCREEN ENCLOSURE + GORGEOUS CHEF’S KITCHEN

& MASTER SUITE + HUGE CUL DE SAC LOT

$712,500

SOLD

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7230 NW 66 TER

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HEATED AND SCREENED POOL • PRETTY WHITE KITCHEN WIDE

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OCTOBER

2017

EVENTS

Southern Handcraft Society of

Coral Springs

October 5, 7pm

The Southern Handcraft Society of Coral

Springs meets at the Cypress Park

Clubhouse, 1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral

Springs. New members are welcome. The

daytime group meets on October 19 at 10am

at Hobby Lobby in Coral Springs. For more

information and supplies to bring, call Sally

954-798-1672.

Coral Springs Craft Guild 40th

Annual Craft Show

October 6, 5 to 9pm and October 7, 9am

to 4pm

The show will be at LaQuinta Inn and Suites,

3701 University Dr., Coral Springs. The cost

for the preview sale on October 6 is $3 or

three canned goods, which will be donated

to a local food bank. Admission is free on

October 7. The club is celebrating its 40th

anniversary this year, so there will be plenty of

surprises at the show. The show features fine

juried handcrafts in jewelry, fall, holiday

décor, ornaments, wearables, children’s

giftware, Hanukkah and home décor. Visit

coralspringscraftguild.com.

ArtoberFest at the ArtWalk

October 7, 5 to 10pm

Join us for a night of German culture and art

at the first Artoberfest celebration along the

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ArtWalk. The event will feature a stein-holding

competition, a yodeling contest, traditional

German cuisine, beverages, and music by

the Swinging Bavarians. There will also be

a Biergarten by Tucher and German wines

available. Traditional Foods by The Ambry

will be available for purchase. Proceeds from

alcohol sales will benefit the Coral Springs

Museum of Art. Free parking will be available

in the Downtown area. The ArtWalk is at 9405

NW 31st Court, west of University Drive.

Parkland Dash

October 8, 7am

Registration is open now through October 4

for the Parkland Dash benefitting the Crohn’s

and Colitis Foundation. The 5k takes place at

Pine Trails Park, 10555 Trails End. To register,

visit cityofparkland.org/843/Parkland-Dash-

5K5Mile-RunWalk or pick up a packet at

Coral Springs Runners Depot, 5679 Coral

Ridge Drive.

Coral Springs Farmers’ Market

October 8 and 22, 9am to 1pm

The Coral Springs Farmers’ Market returns

to the ArtWalk, 9405 NW 31st Court. The

market features fresh and organic produce,

herbs, baked goods, pastas, gourmet

foods, including olive oil, fresh mozzarella,

guacamole, jams, honey, and more. There

will be pet treats available.The Farmers’

Market will run the second and fourth Sunday

of the month. For more information, visit

coralsprings.org.

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 25th

Annual Craft Show

October 14,

9am to 7pm and

October 15, 8am

to 4pm

The event will be at

the church, 1401

Coral Ridge Drive,

Coral Springs.

Admission is

free. Available for

purchase will be

handmade crafts,

Christmas and

autumn florals, home

decor, mosaics, quilling, soap, candles,

Judaica items, fabric arts and crafts, and

jewelry. The SEAS show also includes a

rummage sale called Granny’s Attic that

runs both days, raffle baskets, and a bakery

shop. Cash only at Granny’s Attic, raffle

tickets, and bake shop. For information, call

954-753-3330.

Eats ‘N

Beats

October

14, 5:30 to

9:30pm

The City of Parkland along with Northwest

Medical Center at the Michael Udine

Amphitheater, 10561 Trails End. Performing

will be School of Rock, Boca Raton and


JIVE. There will be food trucks. No tents,

pets, or alcoholic beverages are allowed

in the park. For more information, visit

cityofparkland.org.

24th Annual Holiday

Extravaganza

October 12, 9am to 9pm; October 13 and

14, 10am to 9pm

The Coral Springs Chapter of Southern

Handcraft Society will have its holiday

show at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 3701

University Dr., Coral Springs. Admission on

Thursday’s Preview Day is $3. Admission

is free on Friday and Saturday. The craft

show will have handmade crafts for Fall,

Halloween, Christmas and Hanukkah gifts

and ornaments, jewelry, greeting cards,

beach items, home décor, fabric crafts, and

artwork. For information, email sallyfinley1@

yahoo.com.

Coral Springs Garden Club

October 15, 10:00am

The Garden Club of Coral Springs will hold

its first meeting of the 2017-18 Season

on Thursday, October 12, at Cypress Hall,

1300 Coral Springs Drive, Coral Springs, FL

33071. Karin Fields, an organic gardening

expert, will present “Meet the Edible

Gardening Gal.” Guests are always welcome.

For more info, call Marcy 954-253-9189 or

visit www.coralspringsgardenclub.org

Coral Springs Women’s Club

Meeting

October 17, at 7:30pm

The GFWC Coral Springs Woman’s Club will

meet at Cypress Hall in Cypress Hammock

Park, 1300 Coral Springs Drive. Kelly Watters

will be the meeting speaker, discussing the

Adopt a U.S. Soldier program. Visitors are

welcome. There is no residency requirement.

For more information, contact Membership

Chair Joan Rounds at circlejoan@aol.com.

Parkland

Garden Club

October 17, 6:30

to 8:30pm

Bring a friend to the

Parkland Garden

Club meeting at the

Parkland Library,

6620 University

Drive. Residents

of Parkland and

surrounding cities

are welcome. For

information, call Pam

Durie at 954-821-1446.

Senior Health Fair

October 18, 9:30am to 12:30pm

Seniors are invited to a free Health Fair at

the Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral

Springs Drive. The fair will feature a variety

of health screenings and wellness advice.

Participants include health care agencies,

Hospice, senior housing services, and other

providers offering senior care. The event

will also feature raffles, giveaways, and

refreshments. For information or to sign up

as a vendor, call Sue Knight 954-345-2203

or email sknight@coralsprings.org.

AARP Smart Driver Course

October 21, 8:45am to 3pm

This class is

for adults. The

cost is $15 for

AARP members,

$20 for others.

Participants age

55 and older

may qualify for

an insurance

discount.

The class is

at the Police

Department Community Room, City of Coral

Springs Public Safety Building, 2801 Coral

Springs Drive. For more information, visit

coralsprings.org.

Healthcare on the Move

The Coral Springs, Parkland Fire

Department/Cleveland Clinic Mobile

Integrated Healthcare Program (MIH) gives

patients the option of being treated at the

point of contact and then being referred

to follow-up care as needed. The unit is

staffed with one mid-level care provider, a

nurse practitioner, and a paramedic. These

providers are able to conduct mid-level care

procedures under a model of assess, treat,

and refer. The fire department has modified

one of its existing rescue trucks into a

mobile urgent-care or walk-in unit.

Appointments can be scheduled from

9am to 3:15pm, Monday through Friday.

Call 954-346-HELP. For information,

visit coralsprings.org/government/-other-

departments-and-servicesfire/-

mobile-integrated-healthcare-unit.

Kids of Love Fundraiser

TD Bank at the Walk, 2600 University

Drive, teamed up with the Coral Springs

community and raised a total of $4,370.08

for Kids of Love through its Bring Change

event. TD Bank Bring Change also donated

ANNOUNCEMENTS

an additional $5,000 to Kids of Love to help

local families in need. The Bring Change

and Kids of Love teams distributed toys

donated by the community to children in

the Emergency Room at Broward Health

Hospital.

Seth Dreyfuss, TD Bank; Caitlin Harrison,

Broward Health; Kim and Ray Slapikas, directors

of Kids of Love Foundation.

Coconut Creek Chamber

merges with Coral Springs

Chamber

The Coral Springs Regional Chamber

of Commerce and the Coconut Creek

Chamber of Commerce have merged to

help strengthen the business community

across Northwest Broward. The Coconut

Creek Chamber of Commerce will be

known as the Coconut Creek Chamber

Council, operating under the auspices of

the Coral Springs Regional Chamber.

The integration agreement between the two

Chambers involves: Coral Springs Regional

Chamber of Commerce managing the

administrative, financial, and membership

needs of the Coconut Creek members.

The Coconut Creek Chamber Council

will have its own Board of Governors

and representation on the Coral Springs

Regional Chamber’s Board of Directors.

Their programs, events and committees

will continue as usual. For more information

about the integration, call Gulie Carrington

at 954-752-4242 ext. 203 or email

gulie@cschamber.com.

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HOME

by Aaron Krause

Smaller living

quarters offer

plenty of

design

options

If you’re among the many who are downsizing, you

might have chosen to live in small quarters. “Living

in smaller homes or apartments likely means having

less furniture, smaller-scaled furniture, and more

versatile furniture,” said Parkland resident Leslie

DeSimone, owner of Design Principles.

She has been an interior designer for more than 20 years,

beginning in her native city, Pittsburgh, and continuing

in South Florida, where she moved for the milder

weather. DeSimone said half of the projects are residential

design, while the other project work is commercial office

design with a recent focus on healthcare design.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh graduate said during the last five

years or so, she’s noticed an increase in young professionals

Living space

designed

by Leslie

DeSimone

of Design

Principles.

and retiring baby boomers moving back

to urban settings from suburban or rural

areas. They’re also moving into smaller

residences since they are more affordable

and young professionals are waiting longer

to get married and start families. Since

many live by themselves, they don’t need

a large home.

DeSimone works with such people to

make the most of what they’re able to

neatly fit into smaller residences. She

recalled one client who was downsizing

and was concerned about what

furniture he could fit into the new dwelling. DeSimone said

unfortunately, about 98 percent of the furniture he owned,

such as a king-size bed and large sectional sofa, were

non-transferable.

“When you are faced with such a situation, it helps

to furnish your small living space with versatile or

multi-functional furniture,” DeSimone said.

“You may need to consider downsizing to a Queen Bed

instead of the King. For the second and third bedrooms, which

tend to be on the smaller side, you may consider buying a

sofa that converts into a bed for sleeping at night – and then

back to a sofa for sitting during the day. You may also consider

purchasing a dining table that can also function as a working

desk. You are then using the furniture and the space in a

multifunctional way. Some Italian furniture companies, such

as Resource Furniture and Anima Domus, have some clever

space-saving options.”

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DeSimone recalled designing a

loft area for a client’s office and

incorporating sleeper chairs that

served as guest chairs for the

office and beds for overnight

guests. The client had older

children who lived in New York

and sleeper chairs presented an

easy way to create sleeping space

for them when they came to visit.

Small

spaces call

for creative

ideas to make

rooms seem

larger.

In addition to using multipurpose

furniture “You want

to keep clutter to a minimum

when your living space is

limited. Consider opening up

dead areas of your residence

to create more storage space

by, for example, opening

the area underneath the

staircase,” DeSimone said.

In her own experience, she created three

separate closet areas across the width of the

back wall in the garage. “The storage space

was substantial and my car still fit into the

space just fine,” DeSimone said.

“Being forced into a smaller home makes you

become inventive,” reads a Sept. 11, 2014

article by Shelley Little posted on freshome.

com. “You learn to use small spaces in

amazing ways and you learn that you really

This tiny

home

utilizes

every bit

of space.

don’t need all those big rooms in order to make you happy.”

Some downsizers might wonder whether they can figure out

for themselves how to make the most of their small quarters.

“We are problem solvers (so we) have the

professional experience and training in special

awareness and planning,” DeSimone said.

“Besides, it’s always nice to have someone else to throw

ideas back and forth and brainstorm together,” she added.

“A professional designer adds value to the client for several

reasons. We have the resources

to provide experienced,

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MOM’S PERSPECTIVE

This never

happened

in Florida

by Cheryl Pangborn

vs

In the esteemed words of Barry

Manilow, “Looks Like We Made It” an

entire year in the Low Country, what I’d

like to call our Georgiaversary.

During these past 12 months we’ve

learned a whole new way of life, which

seems somewhat silly because we’re

only six hours outside of South Florida,

but nonetheless things are definitely

different here.

Steve and I started playing a

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“The traffic was awful this morning.” That

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“It rained really hard this afternoon.” That

NEVER happened in Florida

“The gnats are driving me crazy!” That

NEVER happened in Florida

Actually, all of that happened in Florida.

Yet, there are things that are different,

things we had to get used to.

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One of the things Steve loves about our

new house is that it has natural gas. We

had all electric appliances and utilities

in Florida, so I knew nothing about this.

Steve was determined that anything

that could be hooked up to the gas

line should be hooked up. We got our

fireplace working with the gas line, no

problem.

On to the barbeque, which was a

different matter altogether. Personally, I

didn’t see what the big deal was about

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propane refill is less than $20, a natural

gas barbeque is more pricey. We hired a

gas plumber (who knew that was a thing),

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hardware store asking crazy natural gas

questions. We bought hoses and brought

hoses back. We bought a barbeque, we

brought it back. Meanwhile my next door

neighbor is flipping burgers, enjoying

steaks courtesy of their perfectly fine,

inexpensive propane grill. We eventually

got the natural gas grill hooked up. I

estimate that even after 20 years of not

having to refill a propane tank, we will still

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Speaking of neighbors, I wound

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Friend Neighbor) who made the

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My neighbor Lily has become my partner

in crime. In a year’s time we’ve had our

OCTOBER 2016

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STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT

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Q: What are the benefits of a Reverse Mortgage

A: A benefit that may surprise some people is that the debt can never

exceed the current value of the home. That means that if the home

declines in value, your heirs or your estate will NOT be held responsible

for paying back the debt. That is because the loan is INSURED and

GUARANTEED by the FHA. This is because the loan is a non-recourse

loan.

Q: What is a Reverse Mortgage?

A: A Reverse Mortgage allows seniors to convert the equity in their home

into cash, while continuing to live in their home. The Homeowner can be

paid in one of 3 different options:

1- A Lump Sum–60% Available Year One–Balance Year 2

2- Monthly income for life

3- A line of Credit - The unused portion of the line of credit continues

to grow making more money available to you each year. Reverse

mortgages are non-recourse loan as they are covered by FHA insurance.

Q: Are Reverse Mortgages only for the “needy?”

A: Absolutely NOT. They are used by anyone who wishes to convert

equity value in their home to a liquid asset. Anyone over 62 whose

homes have developed substantial “PHANTOM EQUITY” due to

inflation, those who own their homes free and clear, and seniors who

have a relatively small mortgage, can now convert their previously

non-liquid equity into cash. NO repayment is required as long as you

continue to own your home. Remember you are still responsible to pay

property taxes and homeowners insurance.

Q: What is the difference between a Bank loan and a

Reverse Mortgage?

A: A bank loan is a Recourse Loan – that means if you don’t payback

the loan the bank has Recourse against you and your estate. A Reverse

Mortgage is a NON-RECOURSE LOAN – which means if you do not

pay off the loan when you sell your home the FHA will make up any

deficiency to the lender. A reverse mortgage is a non-recourse loan

that means if the proceeds from the sale of the home do not cover the

full amount owed, the mortgage insurance from the FHA will cover the

shortfall.

Q: How do I qualify for a Reverse Mortgage?

A: You must be age 62 or older and the home must be your principal

residence. You must have adequate equity available in the home. The

Property must be a single family home, a one to four units dwelling with

one unit occupied by the applicant, a townhouse or HOA community.

Unfortunately, MOST CONDOMINIUMS ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTED.

Q: What are the Responsibilities of the Borrower?

A: You are required to pay your property taxes, keep your homeowners

insurance in force, if you live in a community with homeowners assoc.

you must pay that, and lastly you must maintain the home in good repair.

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Q: Is there a Pre-payment penalty

A: NO – Full or partial repayment is allowed anytime

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Q: I always dreamed of leaving my home to my children.

Does the lender take my home when I die?

A: Absolutely NOT – When the last surviving spouse passes away, the

loan becomes due. Your heirs can either refinance or sell the property

to pay off the loan. The heirs retain the balance if they sell the home for

more than the loan balance. If the loan balance is more than the sale

price the FHA is responsible for the shortfall – not the heirs.

Q: I live in a Country Club Community with large Dues

and Maintenance – my children do not want to live in the

community after I die – how can I protect my estate from

the major dues my children would be liable for after I die.

A: The Children do not want to live in my community after I die, because

the Golf Dues are very expensive and it is hard to sell a home due to the

cost. The mortgage insurance associated with the reverse mortgage

will, under normal circumstances, absorb any deficiencies between the

amount owed under the reverse mortgage and the amount obtained

through the sale of the property.

Q: Can the interest charged on my loan principal be

deducted for tax purposed?

A: The interest accumulates and is deductible when the loan balance

and interest is repaid. This occurs when the borrower permanently

leaves the property or sells it. I recommend that you consult a tax

advisor for further information.

Q: My property is in a Trust – Do I qualify?

A: Probably, subject to a review of your trust documents and meeting all

other borrowing requirements.

Q: Are there restrictions on how I can use the money?

A: NO – the money you receive is TAX FREE – Check with your

accountant on how to invest the money.

Q: What are the costs associated with a Reverse Mortgage?

A: HUD charges a Mortgage Insurance premium of between .5% and

2.5% depending upon the amount of any existing mortgage. The

closing costs vary depending on the program you select. I will be happy

to provide you with a good faith estimate for detailed costs.

Q: What are the New Rules about Financial Assessment that

started on April 27th?

A: Please call me for information

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HUMOR

Digging Up

by Victoria Landis

Some folks hate to say goodbye.

We all understand. We’ve been

there. Separation brings tears

when your baby gets on the school bus

for the first time. When your best friend

moves across the country. When children

go to college.

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party when that happens. We love

our teenagers, but by the time 18 rolls

around, everybody needs a break. I

remember thinking, don’t let the door hit

you in the patookie on the way out. He

knew everything, and I knew nothing.

Boy, did he need to get out in the world.

Of course, the final goodbye is the

hardest. There are some who simply

can’t handle the departure. I like to think

that those who have passed on to their

soul’s next phase are at peace, maybe at

long last. We who are left behind are the

ones who endure the pain of loss. But for

a strange demented few, they do pretty

bizarre things, as I’ll explain in a bit.

It’s October — Halloween month.

Creepy stuff displays are in the

stores. Some of it way too icky for

me, especially the pretend corpses

shown in various states of decay.

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I know a lot of people who love that sort

of thing as Halloween décor, but I am not

one of them. How in the world did the

idea of displaying fake ‘dug up’ corpses

ever become a thing?

Well . . . it stems from real life episodes

over the centuries where people did

exactly that. Dug up their deceased loved

ones and moved them back into the

house. Yes, really. There are references all

through our history of folks doing it. Not a

lot, thank God, but enough to make it not

unheard of. Now, why the people wayback-when

did it isn’t really explained,

but the knowledge that they did do it was

passed on. And now it’s a decorating

thing in the age of glorified zombies.

Granted, a person would have to be

missing more than one belt loop to even

imagine committing such a gross act

for real. But the human population has

always had its percentage of loopers,

hasn’t it? A Detroit man moved his

father’s body into a basement freezer

because he was convinced Dad would

come back to life. Ickier was a woman

named Jean. Jean and her twin sister,

June, were very close. When June

passed away from cancer in 2009, Jean

had her dug up after a few days and

placed in a spare bedroom. But they

weren’t alone. Jean had also been living

with her husband’s corpse propped up

on a couch for 10 years. Ultra-ickier still,

a man in Vietnam slept in his wife’s grave

for years, until his kids made him stop.

So he moved her into his bed, where he

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slept with her for another five years.

It’s not an ‘only lately’ kind of

quirk, or limited to western nut

jobs. There’s an island in Indonesia

where the locals exhume their

ancestors’ mummified remains

every year.

It’s like a holiday. They clean out their

graves, put new clothes on them,

take them for a pleasant walk about

the village, then place them back

underground.

The kicker is, from the pictures I saw, the

poor dead people are at the mercy of

their descendants’ fashion sense. This

one poor old man got paraded around

in a suit with a Hawaiian-print shirt and a

red, green, and white plaid tie. Lesson?

Throw out your ugly clothes you kept

meaning to give away before you kick

that final bucket.

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MALE MATTERS

The ghosts and goblins of Halloween

were still rattling our chains when,

on November 2, 2008, producerdirector

John Daly’s obituary appeared

in the Miami Herald, two days before

writer and Harvard-trained medical doctor

Michael Crichton (Jurassic Park) also

passed on, and two days, as well, before

Barack Obama made history by being

elected the first black or biracial president

of the United States.

Now this John

Daly was not

the rotund,

chain-smoking,

out-of-shape

golfer who was

a poster boy

for the Betty

Ford Clinic. No,

this John Daly

was a deep

pockets guy, and a La La Land maverick,

who had once been genuinely interested

in a motion picture project of mine based

on a book I had written – The Hunting

Horse – the story of the Jonathan Pollard

spy case. At the time, my partner in the

by Elliot Goldenberg

project, film producer Suzanne Migdall,

who lives in Fort Lauderdale, sent Daly

some material to look over.

The British-born independent producer

of 13 Oscar-winning movies, including

Platoon and The Last Emperor, Daly was

described by one friend as “witty, stylish

and debonair – like Cary Grant.” In an

article appearing in Hollywood Today,

Daly was also hailed as “one of the first

to show that you could make money and

take in major awards with film marketfunded

projects and without big studios.”

According to Hollywood Today, Daly’s

company, Hemdale, was involved in more

than 100 pictures – including box office

hits like Terminator – that grossed more

than $1.5 billion.

Suzanne knew that Daly, 71, had terminal

cancer and I called her to tell her the news

of his passing. Daly’s death also brought

to mind a story Suzanne once told me:

that Daly let her know that he couldn’t get

involved with the Pollard project because,

if he did, there would be “serious

repercussions.” The warning, which Daly’s

financial backers took seriously, allegedly

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came from the notorious “Casino Jack”

Abramoff, the former Washington lobbyist

with close ties to the administration of

George W. Bush.

“[Daly] was going forward with the project

until, as he confided in me later, he got

a call to ‘stand down’,” Suzanne said.

Abramoff, after all, was a scary character

to say the least. He pled guilty in a Miami

courtroom to federal conspiracy and wire

fraud charges. He admitted that, along

with a New York businessman named

Adam Kidan, he conspired to defraud

lenders in the purchase of SunCruz

Casinos, a South Florida fleet of gambling

ships – hence the name “Casino Jack.”

On his January 3, 2006 news show, Jim

Lehrer asked reporter Jay Weaver, who

was covering the story for the Miami

Herald, about Abramoff and former

SunCruz owner Gus Boulis, a successful

South Florida businessman and Greek

immigrant.

“For the record, the original owner

of the cruise ships, the guy from

Greece, he was murdered, was he

not?” Lehrer asked. “There was

no connection – was there ever a

connection established between

that murder and Abramoff?”

“Well, that’s always been the $64,000

question,” Weaver replied. “About five

months after the sale of his SunCruz

Casino empire, [Boulis] was gunned

down, mob style, on the streets of

Fort Lauderdale, as he was leaving his

business in his BMW.”

Five years later, three men were

arrested in connection with the

murder, but neither Abramoff

nor Kidan were charged. While

Abramoff has never been implicated

in Boulis’ murder, “Fort Lauderdale

police still have their eye on Kidan,”

Weaver told Lehrer.

That being said, John Daly’s financial

backers had obviously been spooked by

Abramoff, and, at the time, apparently

took Abramoff’s alleged threat quite

seriously. Like old Ichabod Crane, who

once feared the Headless Horseman,

who could really blame them? P


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HOLIDAY

Costume trends &

Halloween events

by Rebecca Freeman

The month of October means it is that time of year again for

dressing up, lots of candy, and fall festivities. Many folks

enjoy Halloween and the fun it brings. Adding a costume to

the Halloween fun is a traditional way to show off a different side of

ones self. From movie and TV characters to various animals there

are endless options for costumes.

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Halloween Hoopla

When: October 20, 6 to 8pm

Where: Tamarac Park, 7501 N. University Drive

What: Games, trick or treating, arts and crafts.

Cost: Free

Information: 954-597-3674

Halloween Haunted House

When: October 27, 5 to 8pm; and October 28, 2 to 7pm

Where: Coral Springs Gymnasium, 2501 Coral Springs

Drive

What: There will be a haunted house along with bounce

houses, slides, and candy.

Cost: $5 per child, $2 adults. The event is age appropriate

through fifth grade.

Information: 954-345-2200

Trunk or Treat

When: October 27, 5 to 8pm

Where: Parkland Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road

What: Children trick or treat for candy out of decorated car

trunks or truck beds.

Cost: Free

Information: 954-757-4105

Monster Mash

When: October 28, 11am to 1pm

Where: Swim Center, 21618 St. Andres Blvd., Boca Raton

What: Come in costume or bathing suit or both. Activities

include trick or treating, bounce houses, face painting,

and more.

Cost: Free, ages 6 and older

Information: 561-544-8540

The costume trend for this Halloween are characters from recent

movies such as emojis from the new Emoji movie, characters from

the Netflix series Stranger Things, and from Disney’s Moana. There

are also the usual choice of Disney princesses that never go out

of style. For the boys, the most popular costume for Halloween

2017 is also characters’ from the Emoji movie, the Rick and Morty

films, and the usual variety of Superheroes. Costumes for adults

continue with the characters from Stranger Things and movies

such as Wonder Woman.

The National Retail Federation, which has information on

consumers and their spending, has a section on Halloween.

According to its website, nrf.com, adults between the ages of

18 and 34 are noted as the biggest spenders during the season.

The reason for this is that young adults in that age range follow

trends on Pinterest and YouTube. As a result this means a trip to

a local party or costume store. According to the National Retail

Federation the projected spending for Halloween 2016 was 8.4

billon dollars, which was conducted through a survey. This year

should be no different.

Another important issue for parents is to let the kids have fun and

keep them safe at the same time. These suggested guidelines can

be helpful.

Check candy before it is eaten.

Stay on the sidewalk and if crossing the street, remember to

look both ways.

Tell your child to only go to homes with the outside lights on.

Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

Children older than 12 should stick to familiar areas and go out

in a group.

Use face paint instead of mask so the child’s view is not

obstructed.

Finally, for the adults, remember that the kids are out there usually

between 5:30 and 9:30pm, so use extra caution when driving. P

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More than 40 percent of homeowners do not

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HALLOWEEN

by Debra Tendrich

Tips and Tricks to help you Treat Less

What is the scariest part of Halloween, the trick or the treat? Is

it the ghosts, monsters, and goblins? The haunted houses?

The scary costumes? The terrifying stories that are told to invoke

fear? Or is the scariest part of Halloween the treats? That’s right,

the candy.

Kids, and even most adults, look forward to this holiday all year

long. Between decorating

your house, carving

pumpkins, and picking out

the perfect costume, this

is one exciting day. Wait,

we can’t forget the trick-ortreating.

Neighborhoods are

filled with kids in costumes

going door to door with bags

and pillowcases trying to get

as much candy as possible.

As cute as it may be to see all

those children, it is what is stuffed inside those pillowcases that is

concerning.

An average of 3.4 pounds of candy per person are eaten on that

night alone. To break that down even further, that is equivalent to

three cups or 220 packets of sugar. To burn that off, you would

have to walk 180 miles and sincerely apologize to your liver for

putting it in shock from all that sugar.

Even though the treats are fun, it is our responsibility to regulate

the amount we consume. Here are some helpful tricks to help

you treat a little less on Halloween.

Eat before you trick-or-treat. Have your family enjoy a nice

and nutritious dinner before trick-or-treating, you will be less likely

to indulge.

Don’t give out candy. Wait…what? Kids will generally choose

a cool toy over a piece of candy. Glow sticks, stickers, fake

tattoos, vampire teeth, spider rings, stamps, balloons, cards,

pencils, erasers, and other small toys are some fun ideas

that cost about the same as a bag of candy.

Wear a pedometer. Get your friends, family, and/or

neighbors to carry a pedometer while trick-ortreating

and see who takes the most steps

on Halloween. Not only is this a fun

competition, but it will encourage you

to walk even more than normal.

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Don’t eat the candy while you are trick-or-treating. People

tend to overindulge and do not keep track of how much candy

they are consuming while grazing all night long.

Sort out your favorites. Pick out your favorite candy and throw

out the rest. If you don’t want to throw it away, find a local dental

office or store that will buy back your Halloween candy. The goal

of the buyback program is to get the candy away from the kids

while supporting our troops by shipping the candy overseas. You

can typically get around $1 per pound and the cash alone is a

great incentive for the kids.

Eat fruit with your candy. Cut up fresh fruit and make your

children eat one piece of fruit with each piece of candy.

One week is the limit. With mounds of candy lying around,

candy consumption usually carries on for several weeks. Have

the kids pick between seven and 21 pieces of their favorite

candy. Set a daily limit of one to three pieces of candy.

Make a candy plan. Discuss with your kids in advance the

candy rules. That way, after trick-or-treating and they have all the

candy lying in front of them, they know what to expect.

Halloween can still be fun without overeating candy. Have a

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HALLOWEEN RECIPES

All treats,

no tricks

by Cynthia MacGregor

There’s nothing to be afraid of in the

kitchen this Halloween. Here are three

easy recipes for Halloween party fun,

whether it’s your kids who are having the

party or you who are having a good oldfashioned

kids-style Halloween bash.

PEANUT BUTTER SPIDERS

Here’s an edible Halloween decoration

you can make yourself, enjoy looking at,

and eat when Halloween is over. If your

kids have a Halloween party, they and

their guests can each make a spider as

a party activity. If you’re not planning a

party for either yourself or your kids, you

can still make the spiders for fun.

Ingredients needed for each spider:

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs

8 pieces of licorice

2 raisins

Mix the peanut butter, sugar, and

cracker crumbs together, till they are

well blended. Divide the mixture into two

parts that are not exactly equal in size.

You want one part slightly larger than the

other. Now form each of the two parts

into a ball. The ball that is slightly bigger

will be the spider’s body. The other one

will be the head. Place them on a large

plate with the two balls touching. Flatten

them just a little bit. Add eight licorice legs

and two raisin eyes.

CARAMEL APPLES

Caramel apples are a Halloween tradition,

and dipping the apples in the caramel

coating yourselves is more fun than

buying pre-made caramel apples.

6 medium apples, well washed, at room

temperature

6 wooden Popsicle-type sticks

1 bag of caramels

2 tablespoons of water

Cover a tray or cookie sheet with

aluminum foil, and butter the aluminum

foil. (This will help keep the caramel from

sticking when you put the freshly coated

apples on the tray.) Wash the apples, dry

them fully, insert the wooden sticks in

them, and set them aside.

Remove all the caramels from their

individual wrappers and put them in a

microwave-safe bowl, add water. Place

the bowl in your microwave, and cook for

5 minutes at 70 percent power. Check

carefully at the end of the 5 minutes to

see if the caramels have totally melted,

and if not, put back for another 3

minutes, and if necessary, another 2 or 3

minutes. (Cooking time will vary from one

microwave oven to another.) When the

caramel is all melted, stir it carefully.

Allow the mixture to cool for a minute

or two before you dip the apples. Use a

spoon to help coat the apples thoroughly.

Place the coated apples on the platter

with the sticks upright. When all the

apples are coated, place the platter in the

fridge to aid the caramel in setting.

CARAMEL APPLE DIP

Unlike the previous recipe, this one isn’t

for coating whole apples but for dipping

apple slices or other fruits into. It’s a great

treat for Halloween, a party, or just for you

and your family to enjoy.

1 8-oz. package of cream cheese,

softened

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Local troupe tries

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by Aaron Krause

Shakespeare Troupe reading a scene from King Lear.

Left to right: Steve Carroll, Peter Galman, Beverly

Blanchette, and Betsy Graver.

Seventeen-year-old Christian

O’Connor recited lines from

Shakespeare’s King Lear as

he rode with his parents

and younger sister to the

West Boca Branch Library.

Christian’s recitation of the

lines continued for the entire

drive.

by

At the library, he’d get the chance

Palmer Peters

to immerse himself in the Bard’s

language while learning pointers

from an accomplished Shakespearean

actor. The performer is Peter W. Galman,

founder of the Shakespeare Troupe of

South Florida. It exists, in part, to “let

Shakespeare’s words be heard all across

the State of Florida,” according to group

literature.

The troupe has workshops to train

actors who have experience and “want

to brush up on their Shakespeare.”

Troupe members also conduct staged

readings of the Bard’s plays at locations

throughout South

Florida. Participants

are people such as

40-year-old actor

Johnbarry Green, who

played a major role

in a local production

of Shakespeare’s

comedy Twelfth Night.

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Green, who has appeared in other

Shakespeare productions, said

Galman’s guidance helps him hone his

craft and “brings back a lot of basics” an

actor needs to perform Shakespeare well.

O’Connor had only been at the workshop

at the Boca library for an hour and

liked what he heard. His mother, Kym,

had taken her children every year from

their previous home in Alabama to

Atlanta’s Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse

(shakespearetavern.com), a two-hour

drive each way. Christian has been

enamored with the Bard of Avon ever

since.

Kym said she’d been looking for a

local group so her son could immerse

himself in Shakespeare. She found the

Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida

on Facebook. “I was like ‘Holy Cow’ this

is really interesting,” Christian said after

learning about the troupe. Galman and

participants enthusiastically welcomed

Christian, who had never acted in a

Shakespeare play, and let him read an

excerpt from one of his works.

Participants sat in a circle, performed

vocal warm-up exercises and received

feedback from Galman. The actor/

instructor’s eyes widened in enthusiasm,

a bright smile formed on his face and

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to Shakespeare with the group. The

workshops cover, among other things,

how to read verse, which is different from

prose by the regularity of its rhythm.

“The troupe, which formed in March

of 2016, started out with 12 to 14

participants,” he said. “Now, there are

about 30.”

The youngest might be O’Connor,

who has acted since age 12. “I seek

out Shakespeare wherever I am,” he

said, adding he took an online course

about him. O’Connor said he likes the

various ways in which an actor can read

a Shakespearean line, from the “very

comedic or the very dark.”

The teen said when you’re watching

skilled actors, the message gets across –

even if you don’t understand every word.

Galman said audiences have

responded favorably to the

troupe’s entertainment.

“Audiences have been so

enthused,” he said.

For more information about the

Shakespeare Troupe of South Florida,

its staged readings, or how you

might get involved, visit facebook.

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by Dale King

Duo Beaux Arts, a talented classical

piano twosome from Coral Springs,

has won the hearts of audiences

locally and around the world with

their keyboard prowess.

“We perform mostly classical and

contemporary music, with some tango

crossovers and jazz,” said Duo member

Tao Lin. He and his wife, Dr. Catherine

Lan, travel the globe presenting piano

concerts together, as soloists, and with

other groups. They are also the founders

of the Beaux Arts Chamber Music Series

in Naples, Florida, which invites preeminent

chamber groups to perform in an

intimate setting.

Tao just returned from a summer tour of

the New England area, which included

stops in Maine, Connecticut, and New

York. “I had a good time. I had to drive

most of the time, and I got a chance to

see the full solar eclipse at 2:30pm at a

gas station in the Carolinas.”

Catherine has been featured in a number

of concerts on her own and with other

musicians.

Many of Duo Beaux Arts fans flock to

hear the couple play together on the

same piano. Four hands on the keyboard

at the same time is called “duet,” a

performance that rings with a special

sound and dynamic quality.

The couple has been talking up

a presentation called “Classics

and Tangos” scheduled for

Sunday, October 15, at 3pm at

the Boca Raton Museum of Art in

Mizner Park.

During the show, the pair will play

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Sonata for

Piano, Four

Hands, by Francis Poulenc. Catherine

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keyboard sonatas and Danzas Argentinas

by Astor Piazzolla. They’ll conclude with

The Four Seasons.

Duo Beaux Arts was formed in 2008,

a year before the couple married. As

Catherine recalled, “Tao was judging at

Broward Community College in Davie.

I was there to help out. That’s how

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recitals on TV and radio. She will be

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Dr. Catherine Lan and

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the Boca Raton Museum

of Art where they will

perform October 15.

Photo by Dale King

Catherine not only plays piano, but also

harpsichord and oboe. She began her

oboe studies at the age of 8, and was

principal oboist with the Dun Hua Youth

Orchestra. A teacher, she has served on

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Palm Beach Atlantic University and is an

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COMMUNITY

The Southern

Handcraft Society

by Jane Silver

Imagine being immersed in an

environment based on friendship,

culture, and creativity. The Southern

Handcraft Society is a group of artists

committed to sharing their passion for

crafting. There are six chapters in South

Florida: Pembroke Pines, Delray Beach,

Davie, West Palm Beach, Boca Raton,

and Coral Springs.

“Southern Handcraft offers to

its members the opportunity to

participate in craft shows, to

learn new handcraft techniques

at classes and workshops,

to hear special guest speakers

on topics of interest, to

participate in special events

and activities, and to socialize

with fellow crafters.”

– southernhandcraftsociety.weebly.com

The Coral Springs chapter, founded in

1992, will celebrate its 25th anniversary

this year. Sally Finley has been the

chapter leader for the past five years.

She said that members originally came

together as a hobby group and consisted

of 10 women.

“We are always looking for new

members who love crafts and

want to get involved. This is a

great way to meet people in the

community while supporting a

good cause and local vendors,”

Finley said.

The Chapter, called the Strawberry

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Patch Group,

will celebrate its

silver anniversary

with a special

event on the

first Tuesday

in December.

“We want to

honor and

recognize those

that founded

the chapter,”

Finely said. “We

are inviting past

members, and each

one will receive a

special 25th anniversary souvenir as a

memento of the occasion.”

Along with crafting, the non-profit group

also contributes to the surrounding

community. The Coral Springs chapter

supports Florida Gateway Food Bank

by providing food and non-perishables,

giving toys to children during Christmas

time, and collecting paper goods and

school supplies to donate to the Food

Bank. The group also holds special

events, such as a new member tea,

holiday workshop, and an annual holiday

gift exchange.

The evening group meets at Cypress

Park Clubhouse, 1300 Coral Springs

Drive, at 7pm on the first Tuesday of

every month. For those who prefer not to

drive at night, there is a morning group

that meets at Hobby Lobby in Coral

Springs on the third Tuesday of every

month at 10am.

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Board members of the Southern Handcraft Society are Carol Hodges,

left, Nancy Pizzulo, Mary Ann Rarick, Sally Finley, Stephanie Kraft.

The meetings talk about upcoming

events, and crafts the members would

like to make. On occasion, people from

the community are brought in to do

demonstrations or teach the group how

to make different crafts. Classes have

included working with clay and painting

on wine glasses.

“As we are starting to retire,

crafting turns out to be a fun

kind of community for us. I’ve

learned doodling, glass painting,

making pillows and aprons”

Finley said.

“The most popular project among local

retirees is painting on wood. However,

fabric projects such as wall hangings and

quilts are also high on the list.” P

To join the club or for more information,

call Sally Finely at 954-798-1672 or email

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WINE WATCH

LOCATIONS,

LOCATIONS,

LOCATIONS


by Bennet Bodenstein

The wine industry is constantly evolving with new varieties and blends

of wine popping up. The problem is how do consumers keep up with the

dynamics without going broke in the process. Wine clubs send wine they

have selected “just for you” but the consumer has little or no knowledge of

what is in the bottle. Another problem is that specific areas of the world

have developed their own individual style, sometimes over centuries,

and often one must travel there to experience them.

A new brand, called Locations, has in part solved those problems. The Locations wines are all excellent, deserve recognition, and serve a long needed

and affordable (suggested retail price $20 each) way to experience wines from around the world. Locations wines are easy to spot on dealer’s shelves

as they are labeled with the oval nationality plate used on automobiles in many countries.

The concept behind the Locations wines is simple: make a blend of grape varieties that best displays the wine style or character of a specific country

from grapes grown in that country. That philosophy is considerably more daunting that it seems. You do not just call up a winery and tell them to

send some wine. Winemakers must go to the vineyard, inspect the vines, the grape growing system, wine making procedures, and make sure the

wines best represent the wine style of that country. The selected wines are then brought to this country in bulk and bottled here. That is their story,

now for the wines.

INTERNATIONAL:

French Red Wine F4

(F). An intuitive blend

of several varieties to

best emulate the wines

of France. There is a bit

of almost every major

French red wine in this

wine and it works.

French Rosé Wine

F5 (F). Made from 100

percent Grenache, this

wine does justice to

the French style of rosé

wines which France has

been famous for.

Italy I5 (I). I5 is a blend of grapes from both northern and southern

Italy so there is no prejudice here. All of Italy is well represented.

Spain E4 (E). E4, too, is a fine description of the flavor of Spain and

may even ignite the desire to “run with the bulls” or flamenco dance

on a table.

Portugal P4 (P). Everybody knows about the Port wines of Portugal

but their excellent, often full bodied wine is almost unknown. P4 may

just change that.

Argentinean Red Wine AR6 (AR). Get out your gaucho hat and

whip; this wine is so Argentinean that you might think that you are

riding on the Pampas in Patagonia.

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (NZ). New Zealand’s Sauvignon

Blanc wines are considered to be among the best in the world and

this wine confirms that opinion.

THE UNITED STATES:

Here is an opportunity to finally settle the argument over

which of our far western states makes the best wines.

California CA4 (CA). This wine is a blend of Petite

Sirah, Barbera, Tempranillo Syrah, and Grenache

grapes gathered from some of the top California

vineyards. By staying away from the usual blends the

Locations have produced a true Californian wine.

Oregon OR5 (OR). Oregon is gaining the reputation of

producing excellent pinot, so that is the variety chosen,

and this wine upholds that reputation.

Washington WA4 (WA). Here it is the Syrah, Merlot,

and Petite Sirah that were chosen to represent the

state, and they do a good job doing so. P

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NATIONAL CHOCOLATE DAY

Milk, dark, or white?

by Jane Silver

From breathtaking aromas to sweet

and savory options, the heavenly

flavor of chocolate is something true

chocoholics find irresistible. This heavenly

flavor has been making people happy for

centuries.

The Mayans of Central America were

the first to discover cocoa around 900

AD. They harvested beans found inside

cacao pods to be made into a treasured

chocolate liquid. This liquid was believed

to have healing powers. There was no

sugar in Central America at the time,

so it was rather bitter; thus, the word

‘chocolate’ is said to come from the

Mayan word ‘xocolatl,’ meaning ‘bitter

water.’ As the desire for chocolate grew, it

became much more than a beverage.

By the 1890s, chocolate became an

American favorite. At the 1893 Chicago

World’s Fair chocolate making machines

caught Milton Hershey’s attention. A

year later, the first Hershey chocolate

bar marked the beginning of the massproduced

American candy bar.

Today, chocolate is in high demand

worldwide. But, not everyone agrees

on where you find the worlds’ best

chocolate.

Starting with the cacao bean, mixing in

the purest ingredients and blending for

just the right consistency and texture,

chocolatiers in South Florida continue

to wow us with their culinary skills and

secret recipes.

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Beyond pure ingredients and chocolatemaking

technique, it is important

to preserve chocolate in the right

environment. Too warm an environment

will cause it to melt; too cool an

environment will cause discoloration.

“Chocolate has to be glossy. If chocolate

surface turns white, this indicates

bad preservation. In the case of milk

chocolate, the colour shall not be too

light, nor too dark. In the case of dark

chocolate, the colour shall be dark

brown,” cited the website cluizle.com.

The amount of cocoa butter is also key

to a successful piece of chocolate. A

fine quality chocolate should melt in your

mouth.

South Florida’s

chocolate industry is

booming with flavor.

Here are some of our favorites:

Kilwin’s began handcrafting chocolates

in the late ’40 in Petoskey, Michigan. Its

local store is owned by Dan Bruck and is

located in The Walk of Coral Springs.

Schakolad Chocolate Factory, with

stores throughout Florida and the United

States, also captivates with their “Made

Fresh on Premises” European-style

family recipe, three-generations deep.

Schakolad offers kosher and vegan

options, too.

Jan’s Homemade Candies in Fort

Lauderdale offers handcrafted specialties

made from scratch. Halloween items

include the “Carm Apple” made with

“caramel, bits of apple, and peanuts

covered in an apple shaped chocolate”

and white chocolate “Mummy Pops.”

Oh My Chocolates of West Palm

Beach offers a myriad of handmade

chocolates. According to the website,

ohmychocolates.com, their product

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line includes more than 70 varieties

of confections and has garnered the

attention of national culinary authorities.

The Rocky Mountain Chocolate

Factory in Coconut Creek, another

crowd pleaser, has their chocolate

shipped over directly from the Colorado

Flagship Store where they are made daily

on premises.

According to store manager Avery

Williams, chocolate covered orange

peels, as well as the signature

“Monster” apples covered in

caramel and topped with “M&M’s”

are popular Halloween treats.

Whether they favor milk, dark, or white

chocolate, one thing all chocoholics

appreciate is the scrumptious holiday of

National Chocolate Day on October 28.

Celebrated annually in the United States,

National Chocolate Day is a relatively

new holiday initiated by the National

Confectioner’s Association.

Need another reason to indulge on

National Chocolate Day?

Savor this…

Beyond its spectacular effects on our

taste buds, chocolate contains enriching

health benefits.

“Chocolate contains antioxidants called

flavanols, which protect the skin from

sun damage. One study showed that

high-flavanol dark chocolate doubled the

amount of time people could stay in the

sun before turning red…The healthiest

dark chocolate contains a cocoa

percentage of 70 percent or higher,”

according to healthline.com.

Be sure to power

up with a healthy

dose this year and

enjoy National

Chocolate Day. P


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October 2017

WESTGLADES

MIDDLE SCHOOL

by Gaby Franklin

Fall is here and we welcome the season

with many fun events and programs

at Westglades. During October, we

participate in Breast Cancer Awareness

with our Wolves

Wear Pink

Campaign. Wear

your pink spirit

apparel to show

support. The

campaign begins

on October 6.

Our PTA has

an amazing

Spirit Week planned from October 9 to

October 13. Some things that you may

see during this week are wacky socks,

crazy hair, favorite sports team days, and

more. Join in, show your spirit and have

fun with it.

We have an early release day on October

19. Teachers have a planning day

scheduled for October 20, so there will

be no school for students.

Fall Book Fair starts on October 30 to

November 3. Come by the Media Center

between 8:30am and 3:30pm to see

all the great books and pick up a few

of your favorite ones. As always, cash,

checks, and cards are accepted.

The Westglades Band is having a Fall

Concert on November 1 at 7 pm in the

Westglades Auditorium.

If you are a business owner, you can

support our PTA by advertising with

us. Visit westgladespta.com under the

Shop/Donate tab to learn more.

Stay in the know by visiting

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westgladesmiddle.com and

westgladespta.com to see scheduled

events. Find Westglades PTA in

Facebook and follow @WestgladesPTA

on Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Howl-o-ween Wolf Nation.

FOREST GLEN

MIDDLE SCHOOL

by Robyne Friedland

October has rolled in and it has been

a very busy start to the school year.

While the students have all settled into

their classes, we want them to explore

their hobbies and interests outside of

school. For a list of clubs and when

they meet, visit the school website at

browardschools1.com/forestglen

If you have any questions or

concerns, contact the school office at

754-322-3400.

HERON HEIGHTS

ELEMENTARY

by Stacie Weisbrot

We are off to a terrific start at Heron

Heights Elementary.

OCTOBER 2016

For a healthy start to October, join us on

October 4 with Walk and Bike to School

Day. Next, it’s time to perfect our fall

attire and smiles with Fall Picture Day on

October 5. Stay tuned for class picture

details and times to be communicated by

your child’s teacher.

The PTO will have an Executive Board

Meeting on October 11 from 2:30 to

3:15pm. All PTO members are welcome

to attend. On October 19, the spooky

annual Halloween Bash will be from

6:15 to 8:15pm. Be on the lookout for

registration and volunteer information

soon. On October 20 school will be

closed.

Last but not least, the Fall Festival

parties will take place on October 31.

Check with your childrens’ teacher for

more information. Please take note that

younger siblings are not allowed, per

Broward County Public school policy.

Don’t forget to check the school’s

new website address: heronheights.-

browardschools.com. Make sure to visit

the site frequently for updates.

There’s still time to join the PTO, as well

as become a volunteer at Heron Heights

Elementary. Visit HeronHeightsPTO.-

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browardschools/getinvolved.com to

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approval. As always, we are “One Team,

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School

RIVERGLADES

ELEMENTARY

by Pam Ofstein

It’s been an exciting start to a new

year. Thank you to all the families, staff,

administration, and children for making it

a success.

PTA, now is the time to do it. Joining

PTA is easy (online) and for $10, you

help to support many of the programs

and activities your children participate

in. Being part of the PTA doesn’t mean

you have to attend every meeting or

participate in all activities – it simply

means ‘support’ by joining for only

$10 or helping as you can. Our goal is

to have 100% of our Riverglades

families join.

PARK TRAILS

ELEMENTARY

by Lauren Benjamin, PTA president

Welcome back everyone. We are off

to a fast but terrific start here at Park

Trails Elementary. With a new year

comes exciting and new changes. We

welcomed our new Principal, Charles

McCanna, and our new Assistant

Principal, Daisy Menendez. Both are

wonderful additions to our fabulous

administration.

We know how much fun reading can

be and there is no better way to bring

the world of books to our kids than the

Scholastic Book Fair, during the week

of October 2 through 6. The book fair is

open early in the morning for the children

to visit and in the afternoon they will have

time to visit with their class.

On October 4 at 9am we will have our

PTA Board meeting (all Riverglades

parents and non-board members

welcome). We have been off to a great

start this year with great support from

our Riverglades families – so let’s keep

learning together, growing together.

Also on October 4, it is Walk to School

Day. Whether you walk or ride a bike,

it is a chance to get moving and get

to school with friends or family. You

can enjoy some quality time with your

children without the rush or car line.

If you haven’t yet joined Riverglades

To end the month with

something spooktackular,

the Riverglades Halloween

Parade is on October 31.

Students, staff, and even

some parents dress for the

annual parade.

For all the latest information,

check out the Riverglades

website myvlink.org/-

rivergladeselementarypta/. Be sure to

sign up, check out all the happenings,

and opt in for emails to receive school

updates.

Thanks for all your support.

October events include Bike to School

on October 4 and Creepy Carnival

and Dance on October 20. Please buy

tickets early for the Creepy Carnival and

Dance as it sells out quickly.

Early release day will be October 19 and

school is closed on October 20.

Remember to “Change the World with

Kindness.” P

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Parkland Library Events

October 2017

Register online www.cityofparkland.org/library or call 954-757-4207. Parkland Library card is required to participate.

KNIT ‘N’ KNOWLEDGE

Monday, October 2, 10:30am

Bring your projects, tips, techniques, and

ideas to share with fellow knitters.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURSE WITH

JEREMIAH JENNER

Tuesday, October 3, 6 to 8pm

This four week fine art photography course

will be taught in four sessions. For adults

and teens.

OKTOBERFEST WITH OMA

Wednesday, October 4, 4pm

Children, ages 4 and older, will enjoy

storytime with Oma (Grandma) as she

shares Bavarian tales and traditions that

evoke the festive spirit of Oktoberfest.

BRICKS ‘N’ BOOKS

Thursday, October 5, 4pm

Children, ages 6 and older, bring your

imagination and Lego building skills to the

library. Each meeting has a new challenge.

USED BOOK FAIR

Thursday, October 5, through Saturday,

October 7

Sponsored by the Parkland Friends of the

Library during library hours. The three fair

days feature used books.

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ALL BOOKED UP BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP:

THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN SILK

BY KELLI ESTES

Saturday, October 7, 10:30 to 11:30am

Inara Erickson is exploring her deceased

aunt’s island estate when she finds an

elaborately stitched piece of fabric hidden in

the house. As she

peels back layer

upon layer of the

secrets it holds,

Inara’s life becomes

interwoven with

that of Mei Lein, a

young Chinese girl

mysteriously driven

from her home a

century before.

ARTIST’S RECEPTION WITH CINDY SILVA

Saturday, October 7, 11:30am to 12:30pm

Cindy Silva is a painter who stylizes her

figurative work with a fanciful twist. Using

her beautiful daughter as her muse, Cindy’s

acrylic on canvas paintings evoke feelings of

love and beauty in the world around us.

WRITING BUDDIES

Saturday, October 7, 2 to 3pm

Teens will be paired up with young authors,

kindergarten through fifth grade, to guide

them through the story creation process.

Each child will write and illustrate a story to

take home.

EVERGLADES COMMUNITIES WITH

SAWGRASS NATURE CENTER

Tuesday, October 10, 11am

Learn about the Everglades ecosystem

and meet some of its creatures during this

presentation by Sawgrass Nature Center

and Wildlife Hospital. For adults.

OCTOBER 2016

CHESS CLUB

Wednesday, October 11, 4:15 to 5:15pm

Parkland Library Chess Club is for children,

ages 8 and older. Beginners can learn to

play and players meet your match.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE:

THE SUN AND YOUR SKIN

Wednesday, October 11, 6:30pm

Find out how to best protect yourself

in sunny Florida as board certified

dermatologist Richard M. Rubenstein, M.D.,

of Skin and Cancer Associates in Tamarac,

talks about skin diseases, skin cancer,

sunscreen cosmetics and more.

READING WITH RUBY

Thursday, October 12, 3:30pm

Practice your reading skills by reading

to Ruby, a therapy dog. This program

encourages children, ages 5 to 12, to read

by providing a non-judgmental listener and

furry friend. Bring a book from home or

choose one at the library.

SPANISH GUITAR CONCERT

Thursday, October 12, 6:30pm

Spanish guitarist

Gladius fuses a

variety of musical

styles into a

refreshing formula,

evoking the Spanish

spirit, yet resulting

in a distinctly

unorthodox sound.

ITALIAN FILM NIGHT WITH ANTONIO

Monday, October 16, 7pm

Enjoy an Italian-language film with subtitles

under the guidance of Antonio Del Bene of

Byron Tree USA.


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ADULT COLORING BOOK ART

Tuesday, October 17, 10:30am to noon

Decompress and let your mind wander

while coloring. We’ll add some soothing

background music and light snacks to

create a little “me time” in your day.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

Thursday, October 26, 4pm

Children, ages 3 to 7, come in costume and

celebrate Halloween with spooky stories,

music, and treats. We’ll have a haunting

good time.

YOGA STORYTIME

Tuesday, October 17, 3:30pm

Yoga teacher Alexandra Loupatatzi, who

specializes in classes for children, ages 5

and older, and families, incorporates yoga

poses, breathing, and relaxation techniques

with stories, games, and sing-along songs.

GAME SQUAD

Tuesday, October 17, 4:45pm

Children, ages 7 and older, will get the

chance to connect through the library’s

WiFi to play with fellow gamers while also

socializing in person. Participants must bring

their own devices with their preferred games

already downloaded.

TEEN WRITERS ROUNDTABLE

Wednesday, October 18, 4 to 5pm

Middle and high school students can

share any form of writing and give and get

feedback from peers, who are guided by a

qualified adult facilitator. Bring your poetry,

stories, or whatever writing you’d like to

discuss with the group.

FROM MUCK TO MURDER! WITH AUTHOR

SALLY J. LING

Wednesday, October 18, 6:30pm

From muck farming in Belle Glade to murder

and the spellbinding mystery of the Clock

Tower in La Belle, this presentation looks at

the history of the Lake Okeechobee area

and will leave you on the edge of your seat.

TINY TOTS SOCIAL TIME

Thursday, October 19, 10 to 10:45am

Children, ages 9 months to 4 years, can

enjoy free-play time with age-appropriate

toys, puzzles, and books while the adults

get to socialize.

BROWARD READS FOR THE RECORD

Thursday, October 19, 11 to 11:30am

Come to the library to listen to Quackers by

Liz Wong as part of Jumpstart’s Read for

the Record literacy initiative. Children, ages

3 to 5, will make a craft related to the book.

BUILDING WITH LINCOLN LOGS

Thursday, October 19, 3pm

Children, ages 4 to 7, will have fun using

their imaginations while building log cabins,

towers, or whatever else they make.

PEACEFUL PIECES JIGSAW PUZZLE MEETUP

Tuesday, October 24, 10:30am

Put it all together with new and old friends

during this relaxing morning of jigsaw

puzzles. Enjoy snacks, listen to music, and

get that sense of completion.

GHOSTLY GATHERING

Tuesday, October 24, 6pm

Come and hear some scary stories, play

games, and make a spooky craft to take

home with you for Halloween. For children,

ages 8 and older. Wear your costume.

MR. ROY’S FAMILY MUSIC

Wednesday, October 25, 10 or 11am

Parents or caregivers with children, newborn

to 4 years old, can dance, sing, and play

instruments, in this interactive 30-minute

class.

CHESS CLUB

Wednesday, October 25, 4:15pm

Come to the library for a friendly game of

chess. For children, ages 8 and older, all

levels welcome.

A NIGHT OF SHARED STORIES

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30pm

Adults and teens, bring an excerpt of a

story either of your own creation or from an

author you enjoy reading.

ART CLASS: LEAF PAINTINGS

WITH LORI ARBEL

Thursday, October 26, 10:30am to noon

Join Lori Arbel, founder of Venture with Art,

as she shares tools for infusing creativity into

your daily life. No art experience needed,

adults only.

POTLUCK SOCIAL & RECIPE EXCHANGE

Saturday, October 28, 12:30pm

Enjoy the neighborly feeling of a friendly

potluck social. Bring a dish of your choice

and, if you’d like, a copy of the recipe.

Adults only.

AFTERNOON FILM & DISCUSSION:

SLEEPWALK WITH ME

Saturday, October 28, 2pm

When an aspiring

stand-up fails to

express his true

feelings about

his girlfriend

and his stalled

career, his anxiety

comes out in

increasingly funny

and dangerous

sleepwalking

incidents.

ARTS, BOOKS, AND CULTURE DISCUSSION

GROUP

Monday, October 30, 10:30 to 11:30am

This lively discussion will cover topics like:

What’s on the bestseller list? What’s big

at the box office? What’s trending in pop

culture? Share your thoughts and listen to

others.

LIBRARY READING BUDDIES (K-5TH GRADE),

Mondays, 3:30 to 4:30pm

The Parkland Juniorettes, high school girls

dedicated to making a difference, have

partnered with the Parkland Library to help

younger students with reading. (Note: On

the Mondays that school is closed, Reading

Buddies will not meet.)

SMART START TUTORING,

varied Saturdays, 1 to 4pm

This program provides free tutoring for

elementary, middle, and high school

students provided by high school students.

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SCHOOL

by Andrew Ryan

SAFETY

Begins Before Your Child Steps on Board

Parents nationwide draw a

collective breath whenever a

school bus accident makes

news headlines. Each accident also

invariably renews the years-long debate

on whether to equip school buses with

seat belts — except in Florida and five

other states that have already enacted

seat belt regulations. Beyond reminding

them to buckle their seat belts, there

are other steps you can take to help

keep your kids safe.

“Parents and guardians

should make sure their

kids know the names of the

schools they attend, as well

as their bus route numbers,

bus stop locations and bus

arrival times,” said Patricia

Snell, Director, Student

Transportation and Fleet

Services Department for

Broward District Schools.

“Take children to their bus stops and

make sure they are able to recognize

(them) when they are riding home after

school.”

Florida law requires each school bus

passenger to wear a properly adjusted

belt, but note that seat belts are not

available on all of the more than 1,200

buses that comprise the district’s fleet.

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The law states that, “each school bus

that is purchased new after December

31, 2000, and used to transport

students in grades pre-K through 12

must be equipped with safety belts

or with any other restraint system

approved by the Federal Government.”

However, that does not apply to buses

purchased before the cut-off date.

There will be 105

buses without

lap belts after all

new buses are

placed in service

for the 2017-18

school year.

Snell adds that

the district is

working to install

seat belts on all

buses.

“The District

is currently

replacing

the older

fleet,” she

said. “The

District

purchased

180 new buses this year and

additional new buses will be

added to the fleet as capital

dollars become available.”

Teach your kids to respect the bus

drivers the same as they do the

teachers and other school officials.

“The bus stop and the school bus

are considered an extension of the

classroom, and students are expected

to observe the same code of discipline

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as in the school classroom,” Snell said.

For parents who may fondly recall

bus rides with loud music blaring from

boom boxes, the times have decidedly

changed. Today, listening to music

requires headphones plugged into a

personal device.

For a comprehensive set of safety

recommendations and lists of what can

(and cannot) be brought on board a

bus, including music instruments and

sports equipment, visit the Broward

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PRACTICE SPOTLIGHT

National

Orthodontic

Health Month

by Dr. Danielle Battisti-Katz

Every October, the American

Association of Orthodontists

celebrates National Orthodontic

Health Month. It’s our time, as the

orthodontic specialty, to reach out

together to tell our patients, our potential

patients, our community, and our dental/

healthcare colleagues our story about the

benefits of orthodontic treatment.

The American Association of

Orthodontists recommends that

all children have a check-up

with an orthodontic specialist no

later than age seven. Why is this

an important time?

The posterior occlusion (bite in the back)

is established when the first molars

erupt. At this time, the orthodontist can

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deep bites, open bites, and some jaw

discrepancies.

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A timely evaluation will lead to significant

treatment benefits, such as regulating

the width of the upper and lower dental

arches to gain space for permanent teeth.

Early treatment gives the orthodontist

the chance to guide jaw growth and

decrease the risk of trauma to protruded

front teeth and to help correct harmful

oral habits. It also helps us to improve

appearance and guide permanent teeth

into a more favorable position, creating

a more pleasing arrangement of teeth,

lips, and facial profile. In other words,

for most, early treatment can simplify

later treatment. However, for others, the

principal immediate benefit is Mom and

Dad’s peace of mind.

The AAO does not advocate

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at age seven. However, interceptive

treatment may be appropriate depending

on the severity of the problem. Final

treatment decisions should be made

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working together more often these days

to achieve results that often cannot be

achieved by working alone.

Orthodontic treatment in adults can help

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FROM THE EXPERT ASK DR. RENAE

My guy friend’s girlfriend is jealous

Dear Dr. Renae,

I have always had boys as my good friends. I

cannot handle the drama and am not into girly

things like make up and fashion like most girls my

age. I have had several experiences where my

guy friend’s girlfriend becomes jealous of our close

relationship. I understand because my relationships

with my guy friends have a strong history and we

share personal experiences. I have tried becoming

friends with the new girlfriend and have tried

backing off completely. Neither solution works and

I usually wind up getting accused of scheming to

steal their boyfriend. How can I handle this better?

Can’t guys and girls be just good friends?

15-year-old Good Friend

Dear 15-year-old Good Friend,

I can totally relate. I have always found that guys are easier to

be friends with and I’ve been called out by people for this. The

best advice I can offer is that you ask your guy friends to take

the lead on this one. If the initiation of friendship or backing off

comes from you, your friend’s girlfriend will see that as a threat

from the onset. But if your guy friends are the ones to tell their

girlfriends about you and reassure them, the girls might be

more receptive.

It’s a tricky situation, but I think that with open communication

on all sides, it can be solved. I wish you luck.

A Caring Teen

Dear 15-year-old Good Friend,

Next time there is a girl involved with your guy friend, have him

speak to her personally and explain your friendship. He can

help ease the transition before you meet or talk to the new

girlfriend yourself. When you do meet her, try to make an effort

with her so she understands that your relationship with your

guy friend is platonic and you are strictly friends. Keep in mind

that it isn’t your fault if she is insecure about her relationship.

You are doing your best to not interfere. Your guy friend should

back you up and help his girlfriend to feel comfortable with your

friendship.

A Caring Friend

Dear 15-year-old Good Friend,

I understand why you feel frustrated and in the middle of

things. I believe that a guy who will stay with a jealous girlfriend

should make it clear to her and not put all the pressure on you

to explain. He chose to date her. If she can’t accept you, I think

you should back off completely and stop trying. At the end of

the day, you shouldn’t have to give up any friends because of a

jealous girlfriend. I would talk to your close guy friend and ask

him if he’s willing to have a talk with his girlfriend to clear things

up. Good luck.

Your Friend

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Dear 15-year-old Good Friend,

It is difficult to manage spending time with a boyfriend or girlfriend,

good friends, and family while trying to juggle schoolwork, sports,

clubs, and even a job. Most adults struggle with managing

their time between job, family, friends, exercise, household

management, and hobbies. The strength of your sincere friendship

with history and trust is something that surpasses a new romantic

relationship. It will take a long time for your guy friend’s new

girlfriend to get to know him and you will always know more

about his past. Your guy friend can assure his new girlfriend that

although you are close, he does not share details about her or

their relationship with you. Any girlfriend will be lucky to be with a

guy who has you as a friend who cares that his relationships go

smoothly.

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WELLNESS

and nature

combined

by Aaron Krause

A

setting sun poked through a tree on the grounds of

Parkland’s Three 7’s Animal Sanctuary, where yoga

participants sitting Indian-style on mats struck poses

amid farm animals during the early evening of a weekday.

A goat approached a participant. She petted it for several

seconds while apparently not losing concentration on the

yoga session. In fact, the show of affection toward the animal

seemed to blend with the serene aura created by the poses

and relaxation. Soon the goat left the woman’s arms and she

continued with her session.

A distance away, goats scampered across the field, unleashing

their signature sounds. Their loud noises contrasted widely with

the soft music accompanying pose instructions and the tweets

of birds in the air. Closer to the yoga session, one of the goats

created his own pose – standing on its back legs, appearing as

though he were trying to climb the tree.

But instructor Courtney Breiman quickly pointed out that the

aforementioned scene is not an example of the “goat yoga”

trend that has quickly become popular in yoga circles. Here,

at the roughly two-acre family farm belonging to Jamie Sasso,

Breiman’s yoga sessions don’t directly involve the goats and

other animals.

“Here we’re all about respecting the animals

and this is a healing space,” she said.

It’s a healing space for horses who require rehabilitation for

different reasons. But the farm, where everything’s natural and

holistic, has also become a space

for relaxation and unwinding for

area yoga participants who take

advantage of the nature setting

to enhance their experience. That

setting includes the animals –

including horses, ponies, goats, and

chickens – who are “very emotional

and spiritual beings,” Breiman said.

“Farm Yoga,” as Sasso called it, began at Three 7’s Animal

Sanctuary in Parkland about three months ago. At the time,

Sasso and Breiman, who are close friends, started practicing

yoga together outside. Sasso decided to share the experience

with others and invited area yoga instructors to bring their

students for yoga amid nature.

“I thought ‘Maybe I’ll invite people and let the

goats out,’” Sasso said.

Most participating yoga instructors conduct sessions at the farm

once a month. However, Breiman arrives every other week on

Wednesdays. So far, she’s led about seven sessions. The size of

the groups has varied from as little as four to as many as 18.

Sasso said she’s hosted three yoga instructors so far, but is

open to hosting more if they wish to lead sessions on her farm.

The sessions don’t only benefit yoga participants. They help

Sasso raise money to subsidize care for the animals. Before this

weekday night’s session began, one of Sasso’s workers hosed

down a maimed horses. Another horse had kicked it. Still, the

injured horse showed no obvious signs of pain. In fact, it didn’t

react as the water splashed onto his body.

Other ponies ate grass and made their own signature noises

while the humans unwound from the day by practicing a style

of yoga called Vinyasa Flow. In this style, “students coordinate

movement with breath to flow from one pose to the next,”

according to yogajournal.com.

Parkland resident Edie Poveromo practices yoga in a studio.

The one-hour outdoor session marked her first time participating

in yoga in an outdoor setting with animals. “This was nice and

different,” she said.

“It’s a different experience than in a studio,

I’ll say that,” Breiman said. P

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HEALTH

by Siedah Fortune

Take Care Of Your Spine

Back pain for Americans is nearly inevitable. Whether it’s desk

work, pregnancy, or even stress that’s the cause, eight out of

ten Americans will endure this issue in their life time. Among the

most popular but obscure options for treatment is chiropractic

care.

Since 1895, chiropractic doctors have specialized in non-surgical

spinal health care. They can treat most neuromusculoskeletal

conditions, focusing on the function of joints and the nervous

system. By using their hands to perform “manual therapies,”

chiropractors across the U.S.

collectively make one million

adjustments every business day of

the week.

Despite its unconventionality, the

results of chiropractic methodology

can be compelling.

According to a 2015 study on

lower back pain, 56 percent of

patients who received medication

based treatment saw 30 percent

improvements in four weeks, while

94 percent of patients who simply

sought chiropractic care were able

to achieve the same result within

the same amount of time. In fact,

research from the journal of The

American Board of Family Medicine

found that replacing a visit to a

doctor with a visit to the specialist

could save $83 million in Medicare

a year.

One form of treatment with

increased popularity in the holistic

community is the use of Pulsed

Electro Magnetic Field Therapy or

PEMF. Inspired by innovator Nikola

Tesla, PEMF has proven that not

only is it harmless to pass electrical

currents through the human body, it’s highly beneficial.

By pulsing micro currents into the body, PEMF reduces

inflammation by impacting positive energy into damaged cells.

The noninvasive procedure use a device to emit electromagnetic

pulses through a coil applicator. This applicator is placed

on or near the site of injury or inflammation. Energy is then

induced from the device to the impacted cells. For individuals

suffering from back pain, patients lie on a special OMI (Oxford

Medical Instruments) or iMRS (intelligent magnetic resonance

stimulation) mat for an adjunct therapy that needs no recovery

time. Patients can feel a light pulsation but the procedure is

painless. As oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, and morphine

are prescribed in addition to, or in lieu of surgery, the American

Society of Addiction Medication advocates the exploration of

alternative options like PEMF to help keep addictions at bay.

Although chiropractic care can be a stand-alone approach,

chiropractors often

work in tandem with

traditional physicians and

orthopedic specialists.

Most chiropractors will

even X-ray their patients

prior to providing care

just to confirm a natural

technique isn’t the only

care a patient will require.

One thing all medical

professionals can agree

on: the best choice a

person can make about

spine care is to focus on

prevention before any kind

of care is needed.

Engaging in regular

exercise, sleeping

well, building a healthy

diet, maintaining good

posture, and even staying

away from cigarettes

can delay the onset

of spinal stenosis and

other conditions. As

most Americans spend

the majority of their

days at work, prioritizing

employers that keep ergonomics in mind is a positive investment

into one’s future. Ultimately, quality spine care is a responsibility

that should always start with the individual. P

For more information, visit the following websites:

webmd.com/back-pain/tc/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-prevention,

thegoodbody.com/chiropractic-statistics-facts/,

chiroeco.com/pemf-therapy-tesla/

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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

New breast

cancer

technology

by Larry Schwingel

Breast cancer occurs in stages, and the key to survival is

early detection. Self-exams, mammogram screenings,

and in some cases ultrasound screenings, should be

scheduled on a regular basis. Keep in mind that ultrasound is

not used as a screening test, but as a complement to other

screenings. An ultrasound will not determine if a solid lump is

cancerous or calcified.

For women younger than 30, doctors may recommend an

ultrasound prior to a mammography so they can evaluate a

palpable (felt through the skin) breast lump. Mammograms

can sometimes be difficult to interpret in the breasts of young

woman, as they are denser. On the contrary, an older woman’s

breasts are easier to diagnose, as they tend to be more fatty

and easier to evaluate.

is the Affirm Prone Biopsy System,

and both radiologists and breast

surgeons use it. The 3D Breast Biopsy

is an enhancement in image quality

and automation.

“We target the specific area that requires a

biopsy, and, using a needle guide approach,

the images provided by this technique are

much better than the previous stereotactic

system of display,” she said.

“A needle biopsy using this technique normally takes only

between 15 or 20 minutes, but with prep and set-up, we

normally budget an hour for the procedure.”

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

Breast cancer can begin in different areas of the

breast, such as the ducts, lobules, or even the

tissue in between. Any of the following unusual

changes can be a symptom of breast cancer:

• Swelling of all or part of the breast.

• Skin irritation or dimpling

• Pain in the breast or nipple

• A nipple that turns upward

Each year, millions of dollars are poured

into breast cancer research, triggering new

technological developments.

One of the latest is Hologic 3D Breast Biopsy. Dr. Marnie

Kaplan, a breast surgeon at Holy Cross Hospital said: “This

procedure allows us to perform a more accurate and more

targeted biopsy, and at the same time, the patient is more

comfortable because of the way the table is contoured to their

body.” According to Dr. Kaplan, the revolutionary comfort table

• Thickening or increased redness of

the nipple or breast skin

• A lump under the arm

With this improved technique, women with breast implants are

not in danger of the needle accidentally puncturing the implant.

Surgeons can move aside the implant so that the target area is

clearly visible and accessible. “Without a doubt, the 3D Breast

Biopsy is better and lot faster than previous methods,”

Dr. Kaplan said.

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massages, refreshments, educational booths, music, raffles,

prizes, tata trivia, and a meet and greet with Lisa Boccard.

The cost is EW members: $5, guests of EW members: $10,

others: $15. The event will be at the Coral Springs Museum

of Art at 2855 Coral Springs Dr. Call 954-759-7400 or visit

browardhealth.org/events.

Free Mammograms — October 22. Holy Cross will

partner with the Broward County Health Department for free

mammograms and free pap smears. Call 954-762-3649 for

information.

Another outstanding breakthrough is called Intrabeam. When a

patient undergoes a lumpectomy, it is usually followed by four to

six weeks of follow-up radiation therapy,” Kaplan said.

“With Intrabeam, we can administer

radiation therapy at the time of the surgical

procedure. This is a real time-saving benefit

for the patient.”

The American Cancer Society states that more than 250,000 new

cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. Contained in

that number are 63,000 case projections of non-invasive breast

cancer—meaning that the cancer remains in its original site, and

will not spread to neighboring tissues. The mortality rate drops

each year—and it’s not by accident. Women are much more

pro-active today when it comes to the care of their bodies—

despite their age. As of March 2017, 3.1 million women living in

the U.S. had a history of breast cancer in their family. Their risk of

developing cancer nearly doubles if a first-degree relative (mother,

sister, daughter) was diagnosed as positive.

The importance of regular screenings cannot be overemphasized.

It is vital to long-term wellness, and every woman

should be proactive in her health maintenance. The fight against

breast cancer starts with self-involvement and self-awareness.

Upcoming Cancer Events

Beyond Breast Cancer — Oct. 5, at 5pm at the Dorothy

Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center, 1000 NE 56th

St., Fort Lauderdale. Guest speakers are Anele Manfredini,

MD, Women’s Health Specialist and Marnie Kaplan, MD,

Surgical Oncologist. Get your digital mammography screening

(prescription required). The Medical Spa is offering one-on-one

skin care demos to the first 15 registrants. Plus get information on

breast imaging, genetic counseling, and breast health navigation.

Call 954-351-7804 or register

online at Holy-Cross.com.

Mammogram Screenings (all year) — If you are in need of

your annual mammogram and don’t have the funds to pay for

it, you may qualify to obtain your mammogram and breast care

through the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund. Call for eligibility

at the Broward Health Coral Spring’s Women’s Diagnostic &

Treatment Center at 954-346-4242. Insurance is accepted. P

Breast Cancer Risk Factors

Unhealthy Food

A poor diet can be responsible for 30- to 40-percent

of all cancers. Eating fruits, vegetables, legumes,

and whole grains can boost energy, and help the

body’s immune system. Women that are overweight

are at a higher risk because the extra fat cells make

estrogen, which causes extra breast cell growth.

Smoking

Research shows that there may be a link between

heavy second-hand smoke exposure and breast

cancer risk in menopausal women. Smoking can

also damage the lungs, make it difficult to heal after

surgery and breast reconstruction, and present a

higher risk of blood clots when taking hormonal

therapy medication.

Alcohol

Drinking excessive amounts of beer, wine, and

liquor will increase estrogen and other hormones

associated with hormone-receptor-positive breast

cancer. It may also damage the DNA in cells. Women

that have three alcoholic drinks per week have a 15

percent higher risk of breast cancer.

Mad Hatter’s Tea —

October 17, 6 to 8pm. This

community event will include

a pampered lounge to

indulge yourself. Enjoy chair

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THERAPY

Never Alone,

Always Loved

by Celeste Catania-Opris, Ph.D.

Every October, our nation celebrates “Breast Cancer

Awareness Month” in which we honor those who have

battled breast cancer. Pink ribbons are commonly

handed out at local events and nearby convenience

stores, which serve to increase awareness of the

disease. Although we all may not have personal

experience with breast cancer, we all have been

advised by our doctors over the years to frequently

check ourselves. This means conducting a selfexamination

and scheduling an appointment for a

yearly checkup.

Waiting for the results can be extremely nerve-racking

and cause severe anxiety for many individuals. For

some, the results come back negative. For others,

perhaps a lump was found, giving you the news you

never expected.

When a lump is found, the initial reaction tends to

include panic, worry, and fear. Some fear if the lump

is malignant and if it is breast cancer. People also

worry how their family members may take the news.

Perhaps breast cancer is common in your family and

you have mentally prepared yourself over the years,

just in case. Either way, this can be the most terrifying

time of your life.

During these moments, it may be useful to utilize a

support group—relatives, friends, coworkers, or even

a therapist. As uncomfortable as it may be, attempt to

let others into your world. Carrying heavy news can be

difficult even for the strongest person.

If you are someone who prefers to be physically

alone, then online support groups may be a great

option for you. There are several, which include

individuals dealing with similar experiences. For

instance, dailystrength.org, cancercare.org, and

nationalbreastcancer.org all offer online support and

the ability to connect with those who are also fighting

breast cancer.

During times of feeling helpless or overwhelmed, we

can unknowingly push others away. Some individuals

may not want to burden their loved ones and ask for

help. However, informing others of what is going on

during a life-altering time can offer your loved ones

the opportunity to be present and supportive when

it is truly needed. This can mean going to doctor

appointments with you, keeping you company when

you feel alone or lost, or even sending you random

text messages telling you how much you are loved.

No one will ever know exactly how you feel, not

even the best professionals. Others can understand,

empathize, relate, and so forth, but your experiences

are uniquely yours. Your emotions may change

throughout this process, hence the term “emotional

rollercoaster.” Just like a rollercoaster, you will have

your ups and downs.

During these times, look around you and see who is

there. Hold on to those people and love those people

as they love you, because if you have not noticed it

already, they are coming along for the ride. P

Celeste Catania-Opris, Ph.D., LMFT, offers therapeutic

services to individuals, couples, and families.

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Dr. Kuhlmeier & Stotter-­‐Kuhlmeier have been

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You see, the average back pain patient either gets

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Chiropractic and Physical Therapy helps many

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y Donice Muccio

EQUESTRIAN NEWS

Saturdays

at the Barn

Back by popular demand,

“Saturdays at the Barn,” a

Malachi Acres day camp, will

begin on October 28. Hours are noon

to 4pm every Saturday, for ages 7

to 14, until May 26, 2018. All level of

riders are welcome.

The first Saturday camp will be

a Halloween theme. Camp will

include team decorating (horses

and campers), games, treats, and

of course riding.

It is a great way for equestrians to

spend a Saturday afternoon with friends

and horses. One Saturday a month will

include a fun holiday theme coinciding

with the season.

We are looking forward to

scheduling field trips to volunteer

at the South Florida SPCA for

horses.

In addition, our plan is to visit several of

the nonprofit horse activities for children

with special needs or children who are

going through a period of mourning due

to the loss of a family member.

Photo by Donice Muccio

As mentioned many times in this

column and many equine publications,

a horse can provide amazing therapy for

all people that need a mental boost in

life. The cares of the world seem to fade

away while in the presence of a soulful,

kind horse.

For me, horses and the students

make my life complete and full

of joy.

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aking Horse Dreams

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Let’s Talk Horses…

Kelly, 12, who has been riding for four years and attended

many of our camps, created this well thought out acrostic

poem:

“Horses” mean the world to me!

Happiness-they are such funny creatures

Organization- they taught me how to keep neat

Responsibility-learned how to take care of a horse

Strength-I learned not to be nervous around them

Education-I’ve learned so much!

Sense of calmness-horses relax me!

Thanks to the horses I have the confidence to

conquer the world!

Peyton, 13, who has been riding recreationally for a

number of years, described her future life with horses.

“My goal is to start showing and my experience with

the horses has been amazing; horses have made me

who I am today.”

Have a fun and safe Halloween.

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friends and neighbors

Best Wishes!

We celebrate Engaged Couples

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THE LAST WORD

Aging is not for

Wimps

As I enter my 60th year of life I can’t help but think of

Mick Jagger singing “What a drag it is getting old.”

Not that I need Mother’s Little Helper to get through

my day, but I do think about the pros and cons of aging. I

prefer to think of my time here as a privilege and a blessing.

I’ve raised my kids, have grandchildren, a job I love, and a

husband of more than 40 years. Really, can I ask for more?

Sure, I could, but I won’t.

The first con of aging is the decline of my health. I think “this

place is old, it feels just like a beat up truck, I turn the engine,

but the engine doesn’t turn.” That’s a line from a Wallflowers

song called One Headlight. The song has nothing to do with

aging, it was just the beat up truck reference that made me

chuckle. There are days when I don’t get out of bed because

of my issues. I want to, but the old body says: ‘OH heck no.’

So, despite protests from myself, I just rest it out. It’s only a

day or so before the engine turns.

The second con is not having the energy I used to have.

by Barbara Negron

Oh, I think I do, and once upon a time, I could go all day

and night. I remember getting together with friends and

staying out until one or two in the morning. That’s a ‘no can

do tennis shoe’ thing for me now. Recently, I attended the I

Love the ‘90s concert in Pompano. Vanilla Ice was the last

act, and we left before he finished. I was so happy to get

home before 11pm. My husband always says “Hon, your

brain is writing checks that your body can’t cash.” I just say

“hashtag-oldladyissues.”

OK, but the good part of getting older is being wiser. No

longer do I let drama and silliness ruin my day. When an

issue comes up or something happens, I now have the

wherewithal to logically think it out before reacting. Well, on

occasion I react first. I’m not perfect, just wiser.

I may not like the aches and pains of aging, but it’s not all

that bad. I guess it’s all about growing old gracefully. Hmmm,

now I am thinking “I will not go quietly into the night...” P

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