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					February 2011 • vol.9 • issue 1
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                                                  to enrich and inspire their lives.             still 30-40 something and not in a rela-     Career has reached a new pinnacle for
                                                      Insights on their ideas of a successful    tionship, you’re not alone.                  both women and men, at least from my
                                                  relationship are both poignant and per-           The trend to wait longer before get-      observations with my daughter and her
                                                  haps offer the newly betrothed a glimpse       ting married has continued to climb for      friends. (I must admit they were mostly
                                                  of how the partnerships have thrived           decades in the U.S. Since the ‘60s, when     made in New York, so that could gravely
                                                  through good times and bad.                    the average age for women to marry was       negate my findings for other areas of the
                                                      Alice and Harry Durkin, for instance,      20, and for men, 22.8; that pattern has      country.) What seems to be happening
                                                  who will celebrate their 46th anniversary      climbed to age 25.6 for women and 27.5,      is that the couples of today are waiting
                                                  May 8, gave two simple but profound rea-       according to the 2007 U.S. Census. That      longer to say I do, as shown in statistics
                                                  sons why they believe their marriage has       trend continued in the 2010 census.          noted above. But the refreshing revelation
                                                  sustained the test of time: “trust, faith in      In Tel Aviv, 44 percent of women, ages    that I took away from spending time with
                                                  God, friendship and a good sense of hu-        30 to 34, are single, according to statis-   the younger hip crowd is that they haven’t
                                                  mor,” was Alice’s summation. Harry took        tics. But once married, they parent more     abandoned the tradition of marriage; they
                                                  it a step further when he pronounced that      children than their Western counterparts.    have just delayed it.



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      Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s       the most important quality to a successful        I recall in the ‘60s, when I was first       Some singles, even though they may
      what you’re looking for, go live with       relationship is mutual respect of each oth-    married, women seemed to panic if they       have a significant (or insignificant) other
      a car battery,” was one of my favor-        er. “It’s the key reason we have done fine     hadn’t tied the knot by age 22-23. Does      in their lives, revel in the independent
ite quotes from the late, legendary humor-        for so long. Affection is great, but respect   the term “old maid” ring familiar?           lifestyles they have chosen.
ist Erma Bombeck,                                 overcomes everything.” He added that              With the 20-30 something crowd today,        So, if you’re among the singles, wheth-
    With Valentine’s Day fast approach-           his observation of many younger couples        that term is practically obsolete. I would   er your age is 25 or 65, do something nice
ing, that quote kept returning to my mind,        today, who are “so in love” sometimes,         bet that if I described someone as an “old   for yourself this Valentine’s Day. Splurge
resulting in the interviews that showcase         but not always, reveal an initial lack of      maid” to my 31-year-old daughter, she        on a massage, purchase that outfit you
a few of South Florida couples on pages           respect for each other, and wonders how        would likely respond with a question such    have had your eye on (if it isn’t going to
24-25 of this issue. Their unions have            these partnerships can survive when a true     as “Does her age impede her work?”           break your bank!) or whatever you fancy
passed the test of time. Not only have they       test comes along.                                 The generation today seems secure         to have a wonderful day!
survived, but their partnerships continue             Speaking of young couples, if you’re       with who they are, and what they want.          Until next time... BETTY WILLIAMS




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Holy Cross Auxiliary to Host Spectacular Studio 54-Themed Gala
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         ll of the glitz, glamour and disco music of the         Parker & DeMarinis; and Signature Grand.
         famed Studio 54 in New York City will be come               In addition to a silent auction with incredible gift baskets,
         alive in spectacular fashion when Holy Cross            weekend getaways, sports tickets and jewelry; the event
Hospital Auxiliary presents Signature Grand’s Studio             also will feature a raffle for a seven-day Holland America
54 on Saturday, April 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the           cruise for two to either the Caribbean or Mexico with no
Signature Grand, 6900 State Road 84 in Davie.                    black-out dates. Raffle tickets are $25 each or 5 for $100.
   The 55th annual Holy Cross Hospital Auxiliary Gala                “Our volunteers, sponsors and hosts will once again
Signature Grand’s Studio 54 benefits the new Dorothy             produce a must-attend event in South Florida,” said Dr.
Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy                   Patrick Taylor, CEO and president of Holy Cross Hospi-
Cross HealthPlex.                                                tal. “We could not do this without their support and we
   The night will be filled with dancing, live musical enter-    appreciate the impact they have on the Women’s Center
tainment and fine dining with open bar and specialty drinks.     as a result of this Gala.”
The main ballroom will be draped in white with multiple              Tickets Signature Grand’s Studio 54 are $200-per-per-
stages featuring entertainment and 70s music. The after-         son. Proceeds will benefit the 55,000-square-foot Doro-
party takes on a cabaret feeling, with live entertainment and    thy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center, located
an after-dinner dessert lounge with coffee stations.             at the Holy Cross HealthPlex, 1000 NE 56 St. in Fort Lau-
   “It is rewarding to know that the lives of so many            derdale. Phase I of the Women’s Center recently opened,
women and families are favorably impacted by the fun-            offering comprehensive women’s services in a healing,
draising efforts of our Gala. The fun and exciting enter-        spa-like environment. The center offers advanced breast
tainment provided by last year’s Gala will be surpassed          imaging, including digital mammography, minimally in-
by this year’s Studio 54 theme,” said Julie Valent, who          vasive diagnostic procedures, stereotactic breast biopsy,
along with her husband Dr. Philip Valent will co-chair           bone density studies and ultrasonography. Future plans
the ball for the second consecutive year.                        for the Women’s Center include special programming, a
   Hosts for the evening are Doreen and Keith Koenig,            medical spa, meditation chapel, lifestyle center, educa-
Monica and Mike Maroone, Drs. Cristina and Fernando              tion center and a café.
Mata, and Sheri and Don Whittington. Sponsors are the                For more information, contact 954-229-8562 or e-
Guerrieri Family Foundation; Nova Southeastern Uni-              mail Elaine.lacker@holy-cross.com. Sponsorship and                                                                           Doreen Koenig, Julie Valent, Pat Feder, Patrick Taylor, MD, Cristina Mata,
versity; H.C.H. Emergency Physicians; Vitas; Brown,              auction donation opportunities are still available.                                                                          MD, Sheri Whittington

    ABOUT HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL: A member of Catholic Health East, Holy Cross Hospital in                                                     Holy Cross has more than 600 physicians on staff representing more than 40 specialties
    Fort Lauderdale, Fla. is a full-service, non-profit Catholic hospital, sponsored by the Sisters                                         and more than 2,800 employees. The hospital is fully accredited by the independent Joint
    of Mercy. Since opening its doors in 1955, the 571-bed hospital has offered progressive                                                 Commission, and its medical team has earned a reputation for excellence unsurpassed in
    services and programs to meet the evolving healthcare needs of Broward County. Today,                                                   the community. To learn more about Holy Cross, visit www.holy-cross.com.




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                                                                     Contents
Betty Williams              Tom Weber
Associate Editor            Contributing Writers
Mary Preece                 Jennifer Cohen
Advertising Account         Bob Leonardi
                                                                      EDITOR’S NOTE: Person to Person will return in the April issue. Also, please check us out at: facebook.com/southfloridasocial.
Executive                   Mary Giuseffi
                                                                      More photos of almost all the events in this issue, as well as some from events that we were unable to publish will be posted there.
Randi Joy Brofsky           Arianne Glassman
(954) 336-2457              Elliot Goldenberg                         ‘Casino Royale’ raises $300,000 for MODS  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10
                            Kevin Lane                                The Fort Lauderdale Mercedes Benz showroom was transformed into the
Creative Director
                                                                      “Casino Royale” for this fun event.
Juan J. Millán
                                                                      Bob Leonardi checks out the popular Casa Vico Restaurant  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 22
Graphic Design                                                        Join Bob and Veronica as they sample a variety of excellent Italian dishes
Peter Windsheimer                                                     served at this popular, intimate eatery.
                                                                      Gridiron Griller  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 22
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for the accuracy of statments made by outside                                                                                                        Excitement is building as the Holy Cross Hospital gala approaches. Seen
contributors, third party articles or advertisers.
                                                                                                                                                     in cover photo, from left, standing: committee members Doreen Koenig
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property of South Florida Social .                                                                                                                   Holy Cross Auxiliary president. Seated: Dr. Christine Mata, chief medical
                                                                                                                                                     officer, Holy Cross Medical Group; and Dr. Patrick Taylor, president and
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‘Progressive Dinner’ benefits Humane Society of Broward
FORT LAUDERDALE: Two incredible                    arrived at one of the homes.                        home of Marlene and Manny Aguero. The                    Chima Restaurant donated the entrée
homes in Rio Vista were the setting for               The first stop was at the elegant home           former residence of Wayne Huizenga Jr.                for this elegant dinner served outside
a recent progressive dinner to benefit the         of Chrstine and Austin Forman. There,               and wife Fonda; the rambling residence is             overlooking the Intracoastal; and Seasons
Humane Society of Broward.                         guests enjoyed cocktails and a spread of            casually elegant, with dark woods, mas-               52 donated a delicious dessert.
   Guests were ferried from one home to            delectable hors d’ouevres, all prepared by          sive open rooms dominating the interior.                 Mayor’s Jewelry donated a beauti-
another by a luxurious limousine, com-             Chris Agostino, executive director of the           Outside a bicycle path runs around the                ful necklace and earrings. Patti and Ted
plete with stereo and elegant shades to            Humane Society of Broward.                          home for the enjoyment of the Agueros’                Morse and Marti and Wayne Huizenga
subdue the outside world until guests had             From there, it was off to the incredible         twin boy and girl, age 7.                             were the event’s primary sponsors.
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1 Jeffrey and Kim Dwyer, event chairs, at left; with PAWS President Margaret Meldeau and husband Mike. 2 Jack Loos, left, with Susie Parker, owner of Massage Envy in Harbor Shops; and Christine and
Austin Forman, hosts of first course. 3 Andy and Lorah Carrie, owners of Essentials Boutique in Harbor Shops. 4 Greg Levine, left, visits with Chris Agostino, executive director of the Humane Society of
Broward. 5 Michelle Russo Matak, left; PAWS President Margaret Meldeau and dinner hostess Marlene Aguero. 6 Andrew and Luann Alorro, owners of Tease Salon, couple at left; with Kristy and Andy
Gumberg. 7 Bonnie Barnett, left; Dr. Ellen Gertz; Christine Forman; Patti Morse and Kim Dwyer. 8 Gina Frey, left; June Miller; Jonelle Lees and Mary Kazares.




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Jay’s Bodyworks offers free one-week-session of ‘No Cardio Zone’ program

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       ay Holstad, owner of Jay’s Bodyworks,         SF Social: Is diet important?
       located at 3368 N.E. 34th St. off A-1-A,      Jay: No matter how hard you work out, what
       believes so much in his theory that           you eat is 85 percent of getting in shape.
concentration and lifting free weights is the
only road to getting in physical shape that          SF Social: Is stretching and warm-up
he is offering one week of free personalized         necessary?
training to educate his clients on the benefits      Jay: No. Stretching is built into the exercises
of the “No Cardio Zone” program.                     because there is always extension and
    South Florida Social caught up with Jay          contraction. It is not necessary to warm up
recently to ask him about his fitness program.       before your routine because we are in the
Below is a capsule of Jay’s exercise theory          gym to break down muscle tissue. When
and a bird’s eye view into the program at his        you’re in the gym, you don’t have much time,         look out the window rather than concentrate        difference in your energy level, your strength
fitness studio.                                      because as soon as you pick up a weight,             on the exercise they are doing.                    and how you look in the mirror in just one
                                                     your body starts to release growth hormones                                                             week. We provide personalized, competent
SF Social: Why does your program offer               which contribute to burning fat and building         SF Social: Is it necessary to give up              training in how to use free weights. Working
no cardio?                                           muscle. After 45 minutes, it’s all gone. You         alcoholic beverages?                               out with machines does not give you the
Jay: Cardio destroys hormones. In the gym,           are wasting your time.                               Jay: No. If you limit yourself to two cocktails    mind-to-muscle connection. You only get
you want to build hormones. Hormones create                                                               a day and follow the program of the No             this with free weights.
a firm, hard and fit look. Lifting weights builds    SF Social: Do you work out for health                Cardio Zone, you will still achieve the results
hormones. Compare the look of a sprinter to          reasons or for looks?                                you want. James Bond had the perfect drink         SF Social: How long does it take to get in
a marathon runner. Sprinters have defined,           Jay: Gym equipment is designed to create a           – a dry martini. Drink like Bond or don’t drink    top shape?
chiseled bodies with great muscle tone.              certain look. It was not created to make you         at all. No Pina Coladas, no Rum Runners and        Jay: The answer varies, depending on genetics
                                                     live longer. If you are looking for health, the      no flavored drinks.                                and your diet. But in any case, no more than
SF Social: What about running, walking               number one thing is your mental attitude; the                                                           12 weeks. If it takes more than 12 weeks, you
and biking?                                          second is your nutrition and the third is you        SF Social: Do you count calories?                  are doing something wrong. For your body
Jay: If you want to be a good runner, you run.       daily functioning. But to truly get in shape, diet   Jay: No. Carbohydrates and sodium are              to change, you have to change. It requires
If you want to be a good biker, you bicycle.         and concentration are the most important.            more important, because carbohydrate               concentration on what you are doing for 30
These are time-consuming activities and                                                                   calories equal fat. Protein and fat calories       minutes a day without worrying about business
they don’t get you into shape.                       SF Social Why do you emphasize                       equal muscle tissue.                               or personal problems. Leave the cell phone in
                                                     concentration so much?                                                                                  the car. Concentration is an art that requires
SF Social: What do you consider being                Jay: I emphasize concentration because the           SF Social: How do you convince prospective         discipline and commitment, but it is the only
in shape?                                            secret to building muscle is concentration,          clients that this is a good system, given the      way to achieve the toned, firm look you want.
Jay: If you can’t wear a Speedo, you are not         which also is how you burn calories. The             fact that it’s a departure from the traditional       One week can change your life and that is
in shape. You might be fit and you might have        harder you concentrate the more calories you         exercise program of cardio plus weights?           why we are offering the one-week exercise
endurance, but if you look funny in a pair of        burn. But concentration is hard and that’s why       Jay: We offer one-week free personalized           program for free, stresses Jay, adding that
Speedos or a bikini, you are not in shape.           so few people do it. They would rather get on        training to prove that this program will change    once someone experiences the benefits of
                                                     the treadmill, put on a pair of headphones and       your life. You will see, feel and experience the   the program, they will want to return.




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Fountains Jewelers
will pay top dollar for fine items
BY ELLIOT GOLDENBERG




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          o you have an old watch, perhaps    ben, Moses, and Moses’ son, Justin, are
          made of gold, platinum or dia-      willing to make extremely fair offers for
          monds that you no longer want?      your jewelry.
Or, say, a watch with extra dials on the         Fountains Jewelers is also looking for
face? Or one with extra buttons or chimes?    additional stones – especially stones of
   If you do, Reuben and Moses Ezekiel        five carats or more – to add to its already
will gladly take them off your hands – or     large collection of diamonds. Reuben
your wrist – and they’ll pay you top dollar   stresses they’ll also purchase European
to do so.                                     and mine cut stones even without a certifi-
   The brothers, owners of Fountains          cate from the Gem Institute of America.
Jewelers – which has been in Plantation          Diamonds mounted in gold or platinum
(801 S. University Drive, Suite C-135)        settings, as well as mountings that have
for more than 20 years, and has recently      had the stones removed, are also of inter-
expanded into Hallandale Beach (621 W.        est to Reuben and Moses.
Hallandale Beach Blvd.) – are looking to         “The market for these things is a good
buy not only watches; but also gold and       one,” Reuben said. “Vintage jewelry is al-
silver coins minted prior to 1964, dia-       ways in demand.”
monds, and other fine items you may no           Moses finds that the business certain-        Reuben Ezekiel, owner of Fountains Jewelers, right, with his sales team: Catalina Ortiz, left; Nava
longer have a use or a need for.              ly has its perks, not the least of which is      Zaidman and Tatiana Santofimio.
   Fountains Jewelers also has a skilled      making other people happy.
watchmaker on staff to repair timepieces.        “Being able to help people – and to see         The Plantation store is open Mondays             days through Fridays, from 9 a.m. – 6
   Not surprisingly, Reuben and Moses         them get married and engaged – is defi-         through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. – 5:30              p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
see what they do as a service as well as a    nitely rewarding, and makes us happy as         p.m. The phone number is (954) 474-                 The phone number is (954) 458-5553.
business. And with no middle man, Reu-        well,” Moses said.                              2019. The Hallandale store is open Mon-




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honors Stanley G . Tate at annual
‘Mentors are Magic’ luncheon
Fort Lauderdale: Take Stock in Children, an organization that serves at-risk
children through mentoring and scholarships, held its 4th annual “Mentors are
Magic” luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Pier 66.
   Stanley G. Tate, who has been instrumental in helping low income children
earn their way into Florida colleges, was named the “Take Stock Hero” for his
leadership role with TSIC and the South Florida community. Broward College          3
was named the 2010 Community Partner for its continued support of the TSIF                                                4
student programs in Broward County.
   Paul Monarch of Auto Nation was recognized as the ‘Mentor of the Year.”
   Gale Butler of AutoNation and Kim Sweers of Fastboats.com were event
co-chairs.
   Honoree Tate founded the Florida Pre-Paid College Foundation. In June of
last year, he was honored with the Champions of Education award.
   Tate recognized Broward College David Armstrong, also present, as being
instrumental in helping him convert 22 community colleges in the state to
four-year universities, among them Broward College.
   In 2010, Tate personally ran two full page ads in local newspapers not to
increase Florida college tuition. He noted that the pre-paid college tuition in     5
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   A special treat during the event was a performance by the Dillard School
for the Arts Men’s Ensemble, which brought the large lunch crowd to its feet.

1 Randee Reed, left, director of development for Take Stock in Children; Kathy
Lepore; Michelle Tuggle and Paula Levinson. 2 Paul Monarch, mentor of the year,
left; with mentor and TSIC grad Walter Bernal. 3 Kari Fleck, left; Kristin Finn;
Aimee Hooper; Kristy Phillips and Marcia Phillips were among guests. 4 Natasha
White, left, Take Stock in Children; and Ele Bautista-Bernard, executive director
of Take Stock in n Children South Florida. 5 Gale Butler, left; Klay Kennel; Dawn
Stagliano and Kim Sweers. 6 Richard A. Berkowitz, left; HERO Stanley G. Tate and
Paul Anderson of Broward Health Foundation.




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     ‘Casino Royale’ gala raises nearly $300,000
     to benefit Museum of Discovery and Science
     FORT LAUDERDALE: Kim L. Cavendish, president and                   James Bond-style casino.                                                 Guests were awed by the “Champagne Angel” who
     chief executive officer of the Museum of Discovery and                Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO of AutoNation,                      was suspended from the ceiling to pour champagne
     Science, was elated with the results of the Mercedes-              was presented with “The Community Leadership                          into guests’ glasses, creating a spectacular 007 greet-
     Benz Fort Lauderdale “Casino Royale” gala to benefit               Award” for his leadership and generosity to the Mu-                   ing. Thierry’s Catering impressed guests with its hors
     the Museum.                                                        seum, as well as throughout the community.                            d’oeuvres and remarkable menu.
        Since construction of the Museum’s new EcoDiscov-                  Nearly 500 reveled in an elegant evening of fine din-                 Steve Shapiro of WSVN Channel 7 emceed. Event co-
     ery Center wing prevented the Museum from hosting                  ing, dancing and Las Vegas style casino games. Wacho-                 chairs were Mercedes-Benz Fort Lauderdale general man-
     the gala onsite, longtime Museum sponsor Mercedes-                 via’s “Shaken, Not Stirred: cocktail reception,” with                 ager Tony Giordano; AutoNation vice president of corpo-
     Benz Fort Lauderdale hosted the event in their elegant             Southern Wine & Spirits as exclusive beverage sponsor,                rate affairs Gale Butler; and Museum trustee and partner
     showroom, which was transformed into an elegant                    was a big hit with the party-goers.                                   at Crowe Horwath Timothy Izler and wife Elizabeth.


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1 Terry and Jamie Stiles, couple at left; with Jane Brand-Eagon and her husband Doug of Stiles Corporation. 2 The Wachovia table guests were, standing: Carlos
Arboleda; Michelle Arboleda; Kathryn Dinkin, Wachovia Regional president and the table host; Jeff Chase; David Gusman; Justin Hilt and Erick Strati. Seated: John
Smotryski, left; Christina Kolbjornsen; John Costa and Elizabeth Wicks. 3 Jim Scott and Laura Miller visit with Wayne and Marti Huizenga. 4 Holly and Broward Sheriff Al
Lamberti. 5 Kim Cavendish, president and CEO of MODS; with Col. Bob Ames. 6 Elliot Flynn, left; with his parents, Karen and Patrick Flynn of MODS. 7 The ‘Champagne
Angel’ thrills the party-goers as she pours a martini for a guest. 8 Tony Giordano, left, Mercedes Benz general manager; Keith Koenig, owner of City Furniture, who
recently opened the first ‘green’ City Furniture in Boca Raton; honoree Mike Jackson and Alice Lucia. 9 Gordon Latz, left; with Angela and U.S. Rep. Allen West.

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                                                                                      Broward Sheriff’s Advisory Council
                                                                                      hosts Broward County Medical Examiner

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                                                                                              r. Joshua Pepper, medical examin-           medical examiner.
                                                                                              er of Broward County, addressed                “In Broward County, we have an epi-
                                                                                              members of the Broward County               demic of overdose victims. Broward has
                                                                                      Sheriff’s Advisory Council at a dinner              many pain clinics subscribing the pain-
                                                                                      meeting at Coral Ridge Country Club.                killer, Oxycodone, which can prove fatal
                                                                                         Dr. Pepper, a Rumanian native, gained            in an overdose,” he said. He adds that
                                                                                      national attention when he served as med-           these cases compose the largest group
                                                                                      ical examiner in the death of Anna Nicole           coming through the Broward County
                                                                                      Smith in Broward. He has written numer-             Medical Examiner’s office.
                                                                                      ous books, holds a Master’s Degree in fo-              Members and guests at the dinner also
                                                                                      rensic science, and serves as professor at          got the first look at a banner for the or-
                                                                                      University of Miami.                                ganization, with bold letters reading: Bro-
                                                                                         Dr. Pepper spoke briefly about the cas-          ward County Sheriff’s Advisory Council,
                                                                                      es now coming before him in his role as             thanks to the efforts of Alan Stotsky.


                                                                                      1 Dr. Joshua Pepper, left; with Kathleen Windridge, the only female board member of the Sheriff’s
                                                                                      Advisory Council; and Alan Stotsky. 2 Dani Brier and Andy Battista. 3 Standing: Nick and Sharron
                                                                                      Navarro, couple at left; Dr. Joshua Pepper; Kathleen Windridge and Joanne Lewis. Joanne’s husband
                                                                                      Oren Lewis, seated. 4 Tripp and Sandra Camper. 5 Buddy Olin and Kathleen Windridge, owners
                                                                                      of Windridge Yachts. 6 George and Helen Weaver. 7 Pat and Dolph DuMont, longtime supporters
                                                                                      of the organization. 8 Dr. Gerald Grau, left; Irene Fahringer; Alan Stotsky and Kathleen Windridge.

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41st Anniversary Tiara Ball nets record $200,000                                                                                 1 Shireen Sandoval, left of WSVN Channel 7’s Deco Drive;
                                                                                                                                 Royal Dames President Janet Davis; Sharon Gustafson, event



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                                                                                                                                 co-chair; with Barry Florescue; and Sharon’s daughters and
       he Crystal Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Pier         zling shades of white. With Royal Dames and guests also
                                                                                                                                 co-chairs: Susan Rindley and Shannon Brooks. (Photo by Kevin
       66 was the setting for this always glam event that    wearing white, the ballroom was resplendent.                        Lane) 2 Raquel Ferraro, left; Lorraine Thomas; Ray Ferrero Jr.
       drew a sell-out of more than 300.                        J.R. Dunn Jewelers, Lighthouse Point, donated a                  and Carol Harrison. (Photo by Kevin Lane.) 3 Doug and Linda
   The ball, billed “The White Ball – White Out Cancer”      $10,000 shopping spree, with Monica Adache walking                  Von Allmen, couple at left; Jana and Dr. George Hanbury,
lived up to expectations with designer Patrick George        away with the coveted prize.                                        president of NSU; and Rick and Rita Case. (Photo by Kevin Lane)
creating the stunning décor, of course highlighted by daz-                                                                       4 Dr. Zachariah Zachariah and his date, Sandra Novaes, couple
                                                                                                 Continues on page 13 >>         at left; with Paige Held, owner of ‘The Yoga Joint’ and her
                                                                                                                                 husband, Dr. Channing Coe. 5 Sondro and Tony Hechavarria,
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                                                                                      (Continued from page 12.)
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                                                                                      6 Michele Cibene, left; Elise Gates, Dione Meli and Laura Schroeders. 7 Adam and Monica Adache,
                                                                                      winner of the $10,000 shopping spree at J.R. Dnnn. 8 Shirley Cornish, left; and Zola Keller of Zola
                                                                                      Keller Salon on Las Olas. 9 Sean Dunn, left, and his wife Viviana; with Sean’s father Jim Dunn.
                                                                                      10 Susan and Wil Greaton. 11 Matthew and Laura Schroeders of Jon Paul Jewelers, couple at
                                                                                      left; with Shannon and Joe Brooks.


                                                                                                                                        ‘Lady in Red’ annual
                                                                                                                                        gala At Mar-A-Lago

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                                                                                                                                                ois Pope, her son, Paul David Pope
                                                                                                                                                and Ari Rifkin chaired the recent
                                                                                                                                                annual “Lady in Red” gala that ben-
                                                                                                                                        efited Leaders In Furthering Education, a
                                                                                                                                        cause that Mrs. Pope launched 17 years ago.
                                                                                                                                            The $600-per-person event benefited the
                                                                                                                                        American Veterans Disabled for Life Memo-
                                                                                                                                        rial in Washington, D.C. The memorial is the
                                                                                                                                        nation’s first permanent tribute to the more
                                                                                                                                        than three million living disabled American
                                                                                                                                        veterans and also the million more who have
                                                                                                                                        died while defending the U.S.
                                                                                                                                            Legendary      entertainers      Marilyn
                                                                                                                                        McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. headlined the
                                                                                                                                        entertainment.
                                                                                                                                            The Donald, himself, as in Mar-A-La-
                                                                                                                                        go owner Donald Trump, was among the
                                                                                                                                        guests, graciously posing for photo-ops
                                                                                                                                        with guests.
                                                                                                                                            Tiffany & Co. was major corporate
                                                                                                                                        benefactor, providing elegant gifts and
                                                                                                                                        prizes for guests. NetJets, Braman Motor-
                                                                                                                                        cars and Wells Fargo Advisors were the
                                                                                                                                        event’s underwriters.
                                                                                                                                            Lois Pope, elegantly attired in a red-
                                                                                                                                        sequined gown, introduced son Paul who
                                                                                                                                        recently finished his book, “The Deeds of
                                                                                                                                        My Fathers,” chronicling the life of his
                                                                                                                                        grandfather, Generoso Pope Sr., the New
                                                                                                                                        York power broker of New York during
                                                                                                                                        its early booming building years; and his
                                                                                                                                        father Generoso Pope Jr., founder of the
                                                                                                                                        National Enquirer.
                                                                                                                                            Copies of Paul’s book were among items
                                                                                                                                        in the “goodie” bags that each guest received
                                                                                                                                        at the end of the extraordinarily evening.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes hosts legendary Seminole Coach Bowden

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            embers and guests of the Fellowship of Christina Athletes gathered recently at the Calvary Chapel for a meet-and-greet with legendary, retired FSU Coach Bobby Bowden.
              Bowden is known not just for his coaching, but also for his ability to inspire young athletes to develop themselves, both in faith in God and their moral development.
              Larry Calufetti was one of the primary organizers of the event, which had a sold-out crowd of athletes, former athletes, coaches and other members of the FCA.

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1 Larry Calufetti and his wife Dr. Lise Lambert Calufetti, with former Miami Dolphin John Offerdahl of Offerdahl’s. 2 Coach Bobby Bowden signs a football for Jonathan Feinberg, 10, of Wellington. 3 Dr.
Paul Meli, left; visits with Brian Poulin and Phil Smith. 4 Brian Poulin, left; Phil Smith; Sandra Dominijanni and Mark Klein. 5 Todd Lawrence, left, of Hollywood BB&T Investment officer; Joseph Hage of
Coral Springs and also with BB&T; Craig Bonney, BB&T and Mike Oster, South Florida president of BB&T.




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More faces to greet retired Seminole Coach Bowden                                                 8
(Continued from page 14.)

6 Brent Campbell, left; his father-in-law Andy Mitchell; Jason Bates, vice president of Anesco;
and Dr. Paul Meli of Meli Orthopedics. 7 Dr. Alisha Livingston, left; guest and Tina of Meli
Orthopedics. 8 Andy Mitchell with Coach Bowden. 9 Coach Bowden with Brent Mitchell.

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Covenant House Florida celebrates 25th anniversary with
‘A Night of Broadway Stars’
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        atrons of Covenant House Florida gathered re-                 Schutt PR was gold sponsor for the entertaining event.                 Pauper,” hosted the evening of stars.
        cently at the Broward Center for the Performing                  Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in the Peck Courtyard                     Covenant House Florida serves runaway and home-
        Arts for “A Night of Broadway Stars”                          began the event, followed by a wonderful production of                 less youth. More than 33,000 students have been served
  Royal Caribbean International was Marquee sponsor;                  “A Night of Broadway Stars.” Neil Berg, composer/lyri-                 since the facility opened 12 years ago, according to Kevin
The Batchelor Foundation was Platinum sponsor and Cindy               cist of the hit Off-Broadway musical, “The Prince and the              Ryan, president of Covenant House International.

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1 Jim Gress, executive director of Covenant House Florida; with Cindy and Jim Cast, Covenant House board member. 2 Robert ‘Bob’ Milanovich, retired marketing director for John Knox Village, left; with
Nancy Lee Matthews, first executive director of Covenant House Florida; and Chuck Zloch. 3 Kiki and Bill Wright, of Royal Caribbean International, couple at left; with Amy and Frank Byrne, also of Royal
Caribbean. 4 Patti Kearns and Broward Judge Estelle Moriarty, both longtime supporters of Covenant House and numerous other non-profits. 5 Elaine Johnson and Maria Artidiello of ‘Jewels by Parkland.’
6 Gladys McArthur, left, mother of a counselor at Covenant House Florida; with Idalia Daly, the counselor’s sister. 7 Suzanne Blanco, left, of Pembroke Pines; with Pat Feder, Holy Cross Auxiliary president.




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Daoud’s Modern & Vintage Jewelry                                                                                                               1

moves to elegant new location .
FORT LAUDERDALE: Daoud’s Modern & Vintage Jewelry                        A large crowd of well-wishers showed up at the open-
recently hosted a grand opening at its elegant new location,          ing to express their best wishes and congratulations to the
2473 E. Sunrise Blvd., just west of its former location.              young owner, Patrick Daoud, who is continuing a long
   The new venue, featuring beautiful cherry wood through-            lineage in this family-owned business that was estab-
out, an intimate sitting area in front, and the main attraction:      lished in 1895, with the first jewelry and antique gallery
beautiful new cases of only the finest jewelry and watches.           in Atlantic City.
1 Patrick Daoud, left; is joined by Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler in the official grand-opening ribbon-cutting at the front exterior
of the jewelry emporium. 2 Patrick Daoud and Lisa Bennett. 3 Christine Smith, left; Patrick’s godchild; Shane Pieto, Patrick’s son-
in-law; visit with June Miller. 4 Carole Nugent, who has become Mrs. Michael Asser since this opening was held, left; with Villa and
Dr. Meldrum Kydd and Michael Asser. 5 Joanne Lewis, left; Meghan Leckey and her mom Ethel McIntyre of The Grateful Palate which
provided the sumptuous hors d’oeuvres for the opening party. 6 Michelle Garner, left; with husband Nate Garner, offensive lineman
with the Miami Dolphins and Amy Broyles. 7 Gail Spier, left; and Lorraine Mandel were among guests.

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Plaza 3000 hosts annual holiday party

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       he quaint shops in Plaza 3000             naire/owner Sheryl Mauro.
       hosted its annual holiday party at           Another new storefront is that of Inte-
       the end of 2010, complete with            riors by Nilgun, opened recently by well-
Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas carolers         known decorator Nilgun Gencsoy.
and much more.                                      Outrageous Framing was maybe the
   The charming new restaurant, Hibiscus         liveliest party group, with cocktails
Café, was filled with patrons, eager to try      pouring and a sumptuous array of hors
the cuisine prepared by chef extraordi-          d’oeuvres.




Among the large group of guests who gathered at the quaint frame shop, Outrageous Framing, are,     Alberta Proven and Mario Argiro, owner of
from left, Kamena Khan, left; Dennis Nadeau, owner of PokerTrainingNetwork.com; and his wife        Moda Mario Outlet in the Plaza 3000, enjoy a
Janice Secino, owner of Outrageous Framing; Doug and Kaylen Almelda.                                collective sigh at the end of the busy evening.




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                                                                                      The Prissy Hen
                                                                                      celebrates 3-year anniversary

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                                                                                              rissy Hen, the eclectic consignment shop
                                                                                              located in Harbor Shops at 1825 Cordova
                                                                                              Road, recently celebrated its third year an-
                                                                                      niversary. Both longtime clients and newcomers
                                                                                      gathered at the picturesque shop. Hors d’oeuvres
                                                                                      and cocktails were served.

                                                                                      Right: Linda Gruhn of Deerfield Beach found the
                                                                                      perfect dress for an upcoming cruise during the 3-year
                                                                                      celebration. Below: Shopper Jean Deering takes a
                                                                                      break to visit with Linda Postyn, right, owner of The
                                                                                      Prissy Hen.




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 DINING REVIEW                  by Bob Leonardi
                                                                                                       The Gridiron Griller
                                                                                                                                             By Johnny Offerdahl




Cafe Vico offers authentic Italian
fare, served with a personal touch


L
         ooking for a romantic, intimate
         restaurant to take that special
         someone for Valentine’s Day, or
just for a quite dinner in a comfortable set-
ting? Try Café Vico. The food is amaz-
ing! Excellent value - outstanding service.
    Many high-end restaurants charge $20-
plus for a plate of pasta! People pay it
because they like busy places, to see and
                                                                                                             Miami-Hot Buffalo Wings
be seen. Café Vico is a busy place (but                                                                      Ah, the final month of the 2010-2011 NFL season! One last game to
pasta dishes start at around $10). The food                                                                  watch---the Super Bowl---and one last party to throw! It’s time to get your grill
                                                                                                             on and make the final game memorable on and off the field. Few spectator
is exceptional, the servers are caring and
                                                                                                             events lend themselves so well to grilling for a crowd than a Super Bowl party.
the price is very reasonable.                                                                                There is just the right mix of time outs and commercials to keep the food rolling
    When the owner welcomes guests, it is                                                                    out without missing the game. If you prepare ahead, you can almost forget
a tip off that this person cares about you,                                                                  you are the host.
the customer, because he puts himself           Sea bass Picatta: Chilean Sea bass, sauteed
                                                                                                                  Last year I threw a big bash at my house and grilled up some of my favorite
                                                with capers, artichokes hearts on a lemon and
right out front where he is completely ap-                                                                   finger foods so utensils could be kept to a minimum. Cravings Magazine
                                                white wine sauce
proachable and accountable for oversee-                                                                      showed up and did a feature article on the party, so you can go to
ing the whole operation by answering to                                                                      http://issuu.com/cravingssouthfloridamagazine/docs/complete_crv_7 if you
any guest if something is not right. His        of house made pasta dishes that rivaled any                  want to check out the full article and recipes. Most guests like to graze while
                                                                                                             watching the big game, so I tried to stage the courses by quarters. This
greeting is warm and sincere. He stops          that your grandmother ever made.
                                                                                                             month, I’ve included a game-day favorite, Miami-Hot Buffalo Wings. They are
by every table to check on your comfort            In the Italian tradition, we followed that                best served hot, but great room-temperature as well. I served them hot off the
and satisfaction while staying visible so       with a superb salad course of mixed greens                   grill as a pre-game appetizer. They are healthier than their deep-fried cousins
if you do require anything that is not be-      with blueberries, strawberries, mango, or-                   and a little spicy. Make sure you have lots of napkins!
ing provided by your server, he is there to     ange wedges and toasted almonds, tossed
make sure it is handled promptly. A nice        with elegant balsamic vinaigrette com-                       READY
                                                                                                             Line up your ingredients...
touch and the rewards are evident in the        bined with rich and creamy gorgonzola
impeccable service and food.                    cheese. That acted as a palate cleanser for                  Main Ingredients
                                                                                                             • 24 chicken wings                                   • 3 scallions finely chopped
    As soon as you are seated, the brochette    our main course which followed.                                (separate at the joint)                            • 1T fresh basil finely chopped
is served with the freshest of basil, tomato       Veal Scaloppini, thinly sliced, fork                      • 1 cup red pepper jelly                             • 1 tsp. dry mustard
and garlic on crusty Tuscan bread. Argu-        tender, topped with a light Marsala wine                     • 2T Hot pepper sauce to taste                       • 1 tsp. paprika
ably the best meatballs we have ever had,       sauce and portabella mushrooms was my                        • 3 garlic cloves, minced                            • 1 tsp garlic salt
clams casino, clams oreganato, grilled          choice. My wife, Veronica opted for the
                                                                                                             PREP
shrimp, fried calamari and portabella           Chilean sea bass with white wine, capers,                    Prepare your entrée & sauces...
mushrooms all included with their hot an-       lemon and artichoke hearts coupled with                      Put wings in a large mixing bowl. Combine the ingredients in a small
tipasto for two could have been a meal in       steamed broccoli, sweet potato mash and                      saucepan. Stir and cook over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes. When well
itself. Each morsel, subtle and delicious,      peeled asparagus. Her plate was gar-                         blended, pour over wings, and toss to coat. Let wings sit and absorb the sauce
is served with balanced sauces that have        nished with a tomato rose; a perfect femi-                   for 5 minutes.
just the right amount of seasonings.            nine touch! These dishes were outstand-                      LETS GRILL!
    We followed with a pasta trilogy of La-     ing in every way but so much food we had                     Take it to the Grill...
sagna Bolognese enhanced by a delicate bé-      to take most of this course home; not for                    Preheat the grill to medium-high. (Remember to hold hand 4 inches above
chamel sauce, seafood ravioli stuffed with      the dog but for our lunch the next day to                    grate and count to 4 “Miami Dolphins” before pulling it away). While wings are
crabmeat served with lobster cream sauce        savor it all over again.                                     resting, oil the grill grates. Grill the wings over direct heat, turning frequently
                                                                                                             for about 20-25 minutes. Brush them with any remaining sauce. When cooked
and chicken-ricotta ravioli topped with            The final portion of our meal was a
                                                                                                             through, remove from the grill and serve hot with a bottled blue cheese dip. My
black cherry and red wine sauce. As full as     molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice                       favorite is Naturally Fresh Lite Blue Cheese dressing.
we were getting, it was almost impossible to    cream and whipped topping. An incred-
stop eating these wonderful combinations        ible evening of dining!                                                                        Johnny says…
                                                                                                                            "Although Miami & Buffalo have been out of the
                                                                                                                            Super Bowl since my playing days, we can still
                                                                                                                             dream on over some HOT wings & a prayer”
                          Café Vico Restorante
                                                                                                                                   The Gridiron Griller
     1125 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304 • Phone: (954) 565-9681
                    Serving lunch, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.                                                   . . . still undefeated!
                   Serving dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                        www.gridirongriller.com
                          Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
                                                                                                                              © Offerdahl’s Café Grill… the home of the Gridiron Griller!




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                                                                                      Turner Bay Home hosts
                                                                                      fundraiser for Gilda’s Club South Florida
                                                                                      T
                                                                                             urner Bay Home, the emporium of             house at 119 Rose Drive, Fort Lauderdale.
                                                                                             high-end designer and collectible              An unveiling for a “Mosaic of Hope,”
                                                                                             pieces; hosted a benefit for Gilda’s        the original peacock mosaic crafted by
                                                                                      Club South Florida during the holidays.            University School Art Students, will be
                                                                                      Turner Bay is at 4150 N. Federal Highway,          hung at Gilda’s Club South Florida to keep
                                                                                      Fort Lauderdale.                                   memories alive and inspire hope for those
                                                                                         During the event, which featured Turner         who pass through the signature red door of
                                                                                      Bay’s winter collection preview and silent         the club, whose namesake is the late, leg-
                                                                                      auction, the store also offered customers a        endary comedian Gilda Ratner. An unveil-
                                                                                      20 percent discount off their purchase for a       ing of the original peacock mosaic, crafted
                                                                                      $10-donation to Gilda’s Club South Florida.        by University School Art Students, is ten-
                                                                                      This portion alone raised more than $1,000         tatively set for March 20 at Gilda’s Club
                                                                                      for Gilda’s Club, a free cancer support com-       South Florida.
                                                                                      munity for women, men, children, and teens            For information, call Elizabeth Wynter
                                                                                      with all types of cancer and their families        at 954-763-6776; or email elizbeth@gild-
                                                                                      and friends. Support groups, arts and crafts       asclubsouthflorida.org.
                                                                                      programs and seminars are but a few of                For information about Turner Bay
                                                                                      the offerings at Gilda’s Club South Flori-         Home, call 954-537-3335 or visit www.
                                                                                      da, which is housed in the Key West-style          turnerbay.com.




                                                                                      Shelley Goren, left, executive director of Gilda’s Club South Florida, accepts a check from Turner
                                                                                      Bay owners Sheila and Patrick Knowles following the successful fundraiser.




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The       Secret from Valentines                                                                                For some, Valentine’s Day is the happiest of holidays. For others, who have recently
                                                                                                             lost a loved one or are victim of a recent divorce or break-up, they often can’t wait
                                                                                                             for the sun to rise on Feb. 15.
Whose Love Has Passed the Test of Time                                                                          For the five couples featured here, you will discover quickly that Valentine’s Day is
                                                                                                             special, but so is every day they spend together.
BY: ELLIOT GOLDENBERG AND BETTY WILLIAMS                                                                        The one quality that seems to trump the rest with this group: respect.

                                                      born in St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson; he was          she assisted Harry in his law practice – he’s still
                                                      born in St. Mary’s Hospital in New Jersey; her         active with the Ruden McCloskey law firm. Harry,
                                                      maiden name was Ward; his mother’s maiden              in turn, worked with Jackie after she opened her
                                                      name was Ward; and when they married, they             store, Jackie Rosen’s Couture in Weston.
                                                      each had 14 nieces and nephews.                            The couple met on a blind date when Jackie
                                                         The two began their married lives in Livingston,    was an undergrad at the University of Miami,
                                                      New Jersey where Harry practiced law. Today,           and Harry was in his second year of law school.
                                                      they are the parents of four grown children and        They married four months later.
                                                      grandparents to five “and a half” grandchildren.           The couple opted to marry in Georgia because
Harry and Alice Durkin, for instance, will               For Valentine’s Day, the Durkins are                Florida would not grant a marriage license to a       Sondro and Tony Hechavarria have been
celebrate 46 years of marriage on May 8.              admittedly “not big planners.”                         19-year-old, and Jackie explains, her parents         married 31 years.
    Harry, who was named Notre Dame Father               “We usually have guests visiting about              would not have given them permission as they              The two met at one of their Sondro Boutiques
of the Year in 2010 by the Fort Lauderdale club,      that time of year. We will probably go out for         wanted her to continue school.                        in Inverrary. Tony was designer for stores and
attributes their successful marriage to one           dinner,” Harry says.                                       Challenges beset this couple, as they do          put together the fixtures and showcases.
major factor: respect for each other. “It’s the key      “Every day is still romantic.”                      every couple. But perhaps the Rosens had a                Sondro stresses that respect for each other
reason we have done fine for so long. Affection                                                              greater challenge than most – the suicide of          and compromise are very important. Being
is great, but respect overcomes everything.”                                                                 their only son. (They also have a daughter and        a good listener at all times, especially when
    Alice adds friendship, trust, a good sense of                                                            three grandchildren.)                                 your partner is expressing his or her needs
humor and a strong faith in God has played a                                                                     The loss of their son prompted Jackie to start    is equally important, notes Sondro. She also
huge role in their successful union.                                                                         the Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, in     says the importance of having God in their
    Perhaps the day that is really Valentine’s                                                               which Harry is president. “We work in the area        relationship is a high priority.
Day for the Durkins is their anniversary. On                                                                 of prevention, but we also work with survivor             She adds that it is important for each
that day each year, the couple remain in church                                                              families who have lost a family member to             partner to have independent interests outside
after Mass, walk to the altar, remove their                                                                  suicide.”                                             the marriage, so that you can share ideas when
wedding rings and place them back on their                                                                       The greatest satisfaction they have earned        you come together each night.
fingers, renewing their commitment.                   Jackie and Harry Rosen, former mayor                   from their partnership is the sharing of life’s           For Valentine’s Day, the two plan a romantic
    Harry, a Notre Dame alumnus, met Alice            of Weston, believe passion, persistence and            experiences and being part of someone’s               candlelit dinner at one of their favorite
through her older sister Anna who was                 patience has helped keep their marriage strong.        “most intimate life.”                                 restaurants, with a visit to a piano bar first.
attending St. Mary’s Academy in South Bend.              Married for 50 years, Jackie and Harry are              “You can’t stay stagnant,” Jackie says. “On                             Continues on page 25 >>
    Their lives were filled with coincidences:        true partners in all they do.                          the other hand, if you don’t let each other grow,
they are both the fifth of six children; she was         Jackie said one secret to their success is that     you’ll lose what you have.”




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The     Secret from Valentines (Continued from page 24.)
                                                            Perhaps that was Andrew’s first big
                                                         challenge, but the two laugh about it today.
                                                            The Alorros have one daughter, Andrea,
                                                         27, in Fort Lauderdale; two grandchildren,
                                                         Dominick, 9; and Leilani, 6.




Luann and Andrew Alorro, owners of Tease
Salon, will celebrate 30 years of marriage in 2011.
    The couple says they first became friends
and roommates before they began dating.
They have been traveling and doing hair shows
together since 1983.
    The couple says their friendship and working         Broward County Commissioner Chip
together, 24/7, has meshed their relationship            and Eileen LaMarca have passed the 15-
into the strong bond it is today.                        year mark in their relationship. The young
    Communication, respect for each other and            couple agrees that “support for each other”
friendship will keep any relationship alive, they say.   is the factor that keeps the engine running.
    Andrew says his advice to a young couple             “When we hit a pitfall, we go back to the
planning to get married: “It sounds like a               huddle and try to get through it,” says Chip.
cliché, but my mother always told me: ‘Never                 The most satisfying part of their marriage,
go to bed mad.’” He adds another but important           for Eileen, is “having a partner in everything
cliché: “Don’t sweat the small stuff”.                   you do and sharing the good times as well
    Luann says it is Andrew’s sense of humor             as the bad.” For Chip, it‘s “coming home and
that brings her back when they have a                    seeing Eileen every day, also when we work
disagreement. “Andrew is Peter the firecracker,          together on charity work, church, campaign or
and I’m the match. Whatever direction he’s               other community projects.”
going, I am right behind him.”                               Faith and respect play a strong role in their
    The two were married in a huge ceremony              relationship, both stress.
with a reception following in Buffalo, N.Y.                  Their advice to couples who are planning to
During the reception, while walking around               tie the knot: take time to listen to each other;
expressing his thanks to everyone, a guest               don’t take action that involves your spouse
stopped him and requested: “Excuse me sir,               without conferring first. Communication is so
could you get me some more chicken?”                     important.”




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Interior Digs                                                                                            1                2




celebrates holidays with ‘Let It Snow’ party

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            ayne Dillistin and Ken                  more in Lauderdale-by-Sea. An overflow
            Brenner hosted their an-                crowd attended the festive event at In-
            nual holiday party at their             terior Digs, enjoying cocktails and hors
incredible emporium of fine and whim-               d’oeuvres, while shopping for that spe-
sical collectibles, furniture and much              cial someone on their holiday list.                           4
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1 Wayne Dilliston, left; of Interior Digs; Karen Hale; jeweler Charles Albert and Ken Brenner.
2 Hal and Sandra Booth. 3 James Newman, private chef ‘One Sun,” and Bill Vitollo, volunteering.
4 Rose Anne Minnett, left, mayor of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea; Mark Silver of Argenti Jewelry; Lisa
Quaranto and Dan Ford, owner of United Postal Center. 5 Paige Dillistin, left, of West Palm Beach;
Mary Johnson and Susan Casbarro. 6 Candace Bolt, left, health care consultant; Realtor Larry
Rowe and Wayne Dillistin. 7 Stuart Dodd, vice mayor, left; Ben Freeny and Lauderdale by the Sea
Commissioner Chris Vincent. 8 Beverly Kennedy, left; Ellen Kirby; Eileen Nesdale, National Sea
Turtle Foundation.

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