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Relay for Life Pedestrian Safety & More AROUND TOWN TUCKER DUKE S LUNCH BOX Over-the-top Burger Joint MARCH 2015 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 HEROES SAVE THE DAY GETTING FIT WITH TONY FALCE WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 1 PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT MARCH 2015 Shell behin Fri. March 13 7 to 8 30 PM at the Band Rock Morris Band performing Country and Southern rt featuring Andrew Mar. 13 Free conce Bring blankets or lawn chairs ome Food available for purchase and coolers welc Morris Band Home Grown Concert featuring Andrew unity Ctr. 1100 Lyons Rd. the Comm d d the Comm Fri. March 20 7 45 PM at the park behin ing Angelina Jolie rated PG Free movie featuring Maleficent starr and hard of hearing Mar. 20 The movie will feature sound and closed captioning for the deaf Bring blankets or lawn chairs ome Food available for purchase and coolers welc Movie in the Park featuring Maleficent Center 1100 Lyons Road unity at Sabal Pines Park 5005 NW 39 Ave Sunday March 22 from 9 30 AM to Noon nways from Sabal Pines Pk. to Tradewinds Pk. Enjoy a guided bicycle ride on the City s Gree activities and food trucks Helmet fittings bike safety information fun Mar. 22 helmets required for all riders Free event for all ages no pets please Free helmet giveaways while supplies last bike and join us March is Florida Bicycle Month so grab your tsgobiking or 954-876-0047 For more info www.browardmpo.org le Let s Go Biking Creek s of fitness activities held in many of Coconut New free exercise program with a variety beautiful parks ers and Group Exercise Instructors Classes instructed by Certified Personal Train Program begins in March 2015 Interval Training Class formats include Yoga Boot Camps and of 20 participants per class Now Minimum of 5 participants maximum 6650 You must pre-register by calling 954-545dian 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guar Participants ages 12 to iptions times and park locations IN THE PARKS class descr Visit www.coconutcreek.net for FITNESS or call 954-545-6650 Fitness in the Parks The City of Coconut Creek Parks & Recreation Department offers Fitness Classes Athletic Leagues Activities and Programs for all ages at the Recreation Complex and the Community Center. To get a complete listing of programs including times dates ages and descriptions visit our website at www.CoconutCreek.net Events Recreation Complex 4455 Sol Press Blvd 954-956-1580 Community Center 1100 Lyons Road 954-545-6670 Special Events Hotline 954-545-6620 2 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 THANK YOU For Making JM Lexus The 1 Volume Lexus Dealer in the World For 23 Consecutive Years. 2015 ES A lot has changed over the last 23 years. But we ve managed to stay number one by giving back to the community offering low upfront pricing on every new Lexus and treating you like you re number one. That s the JM Way. Thank you for helping us reach this historic milestone. Here s to the next 23 years. COCONUT P L E R O AMARCHE S T S A M CREEK LIFE D W 2015 1 Volume Lexus Dealer In The World Since 1992 J M LEXUS .COM WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 3 OF THE TURNPIKE 1 800 NEW LEXUS contents March 2015 Vol. 15 Issue 3 www.lifepubs.com 20 28 8 10 12 16 22 24 32 34 38 40 42 44 FEATURES HEROES SAVE THE DAY Officers Christopher and Wooley jump in to rescue woman from sinking car NOT YOUR COOKIE CUTTER BAKERY DEPARTMENTS A look behind the scenes of Robbie E. Custom Cakes and Pastries A VIEW FROM THE TOP Mayor Becky Tooley CITY VOICE City Elections COMMUNITY CALENDAR The Top Happenings In & Around Town AROUND TOWN Local News & Happy Stuff COMMUNITY Healthy Weight Community Champion SUMMERTIME Camps Listing FITNESS Tony Falce s Fitness Tips CITY LIFE Tomorrow s Rainbow COCONUT CREEK LIFE MAGAZINE is published monthly by Life Media 3511 West Commercial GREEN EXCELLENCE Boulevard Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309. 954.377.9470 fax 954.617.9110 e-mail info lifepubs. 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Ashton Parc Like Follow 4 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 SOUTH FLORIDA S 1 NEW HOMEBUILDER E V E R Y T H I N G S INCLUDED HOMES I INCLUDED HOMESSM U E EVERYTHING S NHCOL M D S D E E V E R Y T H I N G S TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PRE-SALES SAVINGS AVAILABLE NOW BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Preliminary Artist s Concept v v v v v COCONUT CREEK S NEWEST COMMUNITY FOR EVERY FAMILY & LIFESTYLE FROM THE MID 300s 2-Story Townhomes 3 to 4 Bedrooms 2.5 to 3.5 Bathrooms 1 & 2-Car Garage Up to 1 967 A C Sq. Ft. Designed around a picturesque lake Ashton Parc offers a family-friendly neighborhood of luxury townhomes which will feature warm stone facades with charming trellis and shutters design nestled within a community offering a strolling path gazebo park benches and pool with cabana and sun deck. Community located at Hillsboro Blvd. and just east of Lyons Rd. Call to Speak with a Lennar New Home Consultant Today Temporary Welcome Home Center located at Vaquero Trails 816 W. 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CGC - 62343 3 15 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 5 Gym open 24 hours Personal training and nutritional counseling Totally renovated with all new equipment New ownership and management Free access to OVER 2600 fitness clubs worldwide 24 HOURS NO EXCUSES coconut creek life Come Check Out Our NEW EQUIPMENT NEW TRAINERS NEW CLASSES PUBLISHER Michelle Simon EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Linda Janasz ASSOCIATE EDITOR Ivette Figueroa ASSOCIATE EDITOR Richard Shellene Let US help YOU get the MOST out of your ME time Certified Personal Trainer Certified Specialist in Performance Nutrition Doctor of Chiropractic National Level NPC Physique Competitor CREATIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR Melanie Geronemus Smit ART DIRECTOR Alexander Hernandez ART DIRECTOR Frank Papandrea GRAPHIC DESIGNER Alisha Riddle CONTRIBUTING COLUMNISTS Mark Bykoski Tony Falce Joshua Frachtman Gilbert Hirschberg Leslie May Kevona Pamplin Debbie Perovich Becky Tooley Jeff Wysocki PHOTOGRAPHERS City of Coconut Creek MARKETING MARKETING COORDINATOR Natalie Merin ACCOUNTING MANAGER Geraldine Caramat ADVERTISING ACCOUNT MANAGERS Lori Castle (LCastle lmgfl.com) Shari Glatter (Sglatter lifepubs.com) Debby Gold (Dgold lifepubs.com) Suzette Gordon (Suzette lmgfl.com) Jill Horowitz (Jill lmgfl.com) Bonnie Judson (Bonnie lmgfl.com) Rona Levenson (Rona lmgfl.com) Sally Nichols (Sally lmgfl.com) Cheryl Perl (Cheryl lmgfl.com) Debbie Perovich (Dperovich lifepubs.com) Beth Tache (Beth lmgfl.com) General Manager Jen Esposito 7613 N. State Rd. 7 Parkland Waterways Shoppes 954.346.2002 www.anytimefitness.com CHAIRMAN Gary Press Coconut Creek Life Magazine 3511 Commercial Blvd. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 954.377.9470 Fax 954.617.9110 E-mail info lifepubs.com WEBSITE www.lifepubs.com PROUD MEMBER OF Coconut Creek Life magazine is a wholly owned subsidiary of Life Media and is published monthly and DIRECT-mailed into EVERY home in the city of Coconut Creek and EVERY business.Presently there are over 50 000 residents and 1 500 businesses in the city. An additional 6 000 printed magazines are bulk-dropped in and around the city at high traffic locations including restaurants banks professional offices car dealers food and gourmet markets and over 300 advertisers of both Parkland Coral Springs Life Magazine and Coconut Creek Life Magazine. Verified postal receipts - are available for review to guarantee veracity. The entire contents of Coconut Creek Life Magazine is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in whole or part without the express written consent of the publisher. Coconut Creek Life Magazine accepts no responsibility for products or services advertised herein. We reserve the right to edit rewrite or refuse submitted material. 6 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 7 aviewfrom thetop Coming Together BY BECKY TOOLEY MAYOR here is an important city election on March 10. Although many people don t think that city elections are important these elections impact your day-to-day lives with subject matters that include but are not limited to schools transportation water supply waste and sewage disposal economic development and public safety. I hope to see you at the polls to vote for a commissioner for District E. Although each of us represents a specific district within the city we are elected at large. On March 12 a re-organization meeting will be held where a new mayor and vice mayor will be named among us commissioners. We also have a lot of activities in March Coconut Creek will host the Household Hazardous Waste drop-off at City Hall 4800 Copans Road. Gather all of your old paint batteries computers and TVs for recycling. If you have any questions there is a list of acceptable and unacceptable items listed on our website www.coconutcreek.net. The Women s Club of Coconut Creek will be holding a large garage sale to raise funds for scholarship on March 21 at the Coconut Creek Recreation Complex 4455 Sol Press Boulevard. Donated items can be dropped off on March 22 after 2 p.m. at the Rec. Complex. For more information please call Marilyn Frisch at 954.540.2374. The Andrew Morris Band will be playing T at the band shell behind the Community Center 1100 Lyons Road on March 13 from 7-8 30 p.m. The band performs Country and Southern Rock. Bring your blankets and chairs. Food will be sold at the event. As a reminder pets are not allowed in the park. Our movie in park will take place on March 20 behind the Community Center. We are showing Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie. The movie will feature sound and closed caption for the hearing impaired. Coolers are welcomed and there will be food for sale. March is Florida Bicycle Month so grab your bikes and join us on March 22 at Sabal Pines Park 5005 NW 39th Avenue where will have a guided tour of the city s greenways from Sabal Pines Park to Tradewinds Park. We will offer helmet fittings bike safety information fun activities and food trucks. For more info call 954.876.0047. In addition West Boca Medical Center will be presenting Wellness Lectures at the Recreation Complex. They will discuss current and interesting health topics. The first lecture series will be held on March 25 from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is free. Register at 866.904.9262. Remember all of this information can be found on our website social media pages and CreekTV (Comcast Channel 78). I ll see you around town COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 8 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM AV-Rated Personal Injury Trial Attorney Deserves A No-Cost Every Injured Person Consultation With An Attorney Ken Cutler 29 years of experience. AV Rated Attorney Andrew Rader 25 years of experience. Licensed in Florida and NY. We won t take a fee unless we recover for you We re in this together 954-913-CASE (2273) Deerfield Beach COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 NO RECOVERY NO FEE www.CutlerRader.com WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 9 cityvoice By Leslie May Coconut Creek City Clerk t the end of the candidate qualifying period which took place from January 5 through January 12 Commissioner Rebecca (Becky) Tooley (District A) and Commissioner Louis Sarbone (District D) were re-elected unopposed for a four-year term of office ending in March 2019. However an election will be held on Tuesday March 10 2015 to fill the remaining term of office for the vacant commission seat in District E. The two candidates who qualified for District E are Steve Thomas Harrison and Joshua David Rydell. Voting in the city is at large which means that all qualified voters of the city whose names appear in the Broward County Supervisor of Elections registration books are eligible to vote. The last day to register to vote for the election is February 9. Early voting is not available for this election however CITY ELECTION - MARCH 10 A absentee voting will be permitted through the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office and completed absentee ballots must be received at their office. Please visit their website www.browardsoe.org for additional information regarding registering to vote obtaining an absentee ballot or to check your precinct. The re-elected and newly-elected commissioners are scheduled to be sworn into office at the city commission meeting on March 12. At that meeting pursuant to the City Charter the annual election of the Mayor and Vice Mayor will also take place. The polling places will be open on March 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. A list of the precinct numbers and polling places in Coconut Creek is below. Inquiries regarding the Election should be made to City Clerk Leslie Wallace May at 954.973.6774 or lmay coconutcreek.net. Precinct F001 F006 F002 F003 F004 F005 F007 F011 F012 F013 F008 F009 F010 F014 Polling Place Coconut Creek Community Center 1100 Lyons Road Township Center Recreation Hall 2424 N. Lyons Road Wynmoor Comm. Council West Wing 1300 Avenue of the Stars Winston Park Elementary School 4000 Winston Park Boulevard Coconut Creek Recreation Complex 4455 Sol Press Boulevard Centura Parc HOA 2395 NW 36th Avenue City Hall Council Chambers 4800 West Copans Road Monarch High School 5050 Wiles Road Sabal Pines Park 5005 NW 39th Avenue 10 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 11 community calendar All Centers ONGOING CHILDREN S PROGRAMS Volunteer Opportunities for Students Need volunteer hours for high school Stop by the Community Ctr. or Rec. Complex with your parent guardian Register to volunteer with our programs Make sure to bring in your tier sheet from your school s Guidance Counselor Volunteer hours will only be given for obtaining hours for graduation For further information 954.956.1580 Party Programmers For children ages 2 to 12 Let our recreational programmers plan your child s next birthday event & run activities Saturdays choice of two times 10 AM to 12 PM or 2 PM to 4 PM 175 for residents 200 for non-residents Space limited to 20 children You provide all party supplies food refreshments and party favors Program allows for 2 hours inside the building with table and chairs provided Register at least two weeks prior to party Community Center (954.545.6670) Recreation Complex (954.956.1580) City Dancers Dance Classes Ages 3 to 17 Ballet Pointe Hip Hop Tap or Jazz Classes are on Mons. Weds. Thurs. or Sats. Fees 35 and up For registration and class schedules contact Donna Fife at 954.570.8076 Mary Jo McDaniel at 954.340.4316 Teen Club A club for ages 12 to 16 to socialize with others Fridays from 6 30 PM to 8 PM Enjoy a monthly movie or bowling night (limited to 10) organized games and parties Free for residents and Coconut Creek students 10 for non-residents For more information call 954.545.6670 Tiny Tots Play Time Tots play with toys & listen to music in our gym For boys and girls ages 1 3 Parent participation is mandatory Held on Fridays from 10 AM to 11 AM o March 6 27 o April 3 24 o May 1 22 10 for residents 15 for non-residents AGES 0 TO 5 YEARS Toddler Running & Dance Fun Running exercises games & dance to the music Ages 18 months 3 years old (with parent) Starting January from 10 30 AM to 11 30 AM Tuesdays through March 31 Thursdays through April 9 15 for residents 20 for non-residents Kinder Gym Fun educational activities and games like music reading books and arts & crafts For ages 1 to 3 a parent must be present Fridays through Apr. 10 11 15 AM to 12 15 PM 15 for residents 20 for non-residents Classroom Fun Recognize & write the alphabet numbers colors and shapes in fun activities Ages 3 - 5 a parent must be present Saturdays Mar. 7 Apr. 18 from 10 AM to 11 AM 15 for residents 20 for non-residents Spring Egg Hunt Bring your egg baskets and enjoy the Spring Egg Hunt For children ages 3 to 6 (parent participation is mandatory) Wednesday April 1 from 5 30 PM to 6 30 PM 10 for residents 15 for non-residents Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt Lucky the Leprechaun has hidden his pot of gold coins from us and we need your help to get them all back. Find and collect all of the hidden coins to fill your pot with the magical gold Wear green for good luck For all children ages 3 - 6 Tuesday March 17 from 5 PM to 6 PM 10 for residents 15 for non-residents Parent must remain on site during activity FITNESS CLASSES Personal Training for Club Members All active fitness members can now get personal attention from our certified personal trainers Sessions are 30 minutes and cost 20 Trainers will adjust machines set the weights teach correct proper lifting techniques etc. Sign up at either Fitness Center Call for more information appointments 954.545.6688 (Community Center) 954.545.6650 (Rec Complex) Personal Training for Non-Members You no longer need to be a member of the Coconut Creek Fitness Centers to take advantage of our personal trainers Program available at both the Recreation Complex and the Community Center Fitness Centers Residents of Coconut Creek will pay 6 for a daily fee plus 20 for a half hour session Non-residents will pay 8 for the daily fee plus 20 for a half hour session Pilates A mat class based on Pilates principles which focus on using the core muscles as the foundation for movement. Designed to promote balance and coordination while increasing strength and flexibility Wednesdays 6 15 PM to 7 15 PM Free to members 6 residents 8 nonresidents Forever Fit Slow tempo class to improve daily activities Focus is on stretching balance and coordination Tuesdays 9 45 AM to 10 45 AM Thursday classes will remain at the Community Center (1100 Lyons Road) Free to members 6 residents 8 non-residents AGES 6 TO 17 YEARS Boy s Summer Basketball League Ages 7-16 player age by July 31 2015 Cost 50 entry fee 60 Non-resident sports card fee League begins in May Practices begin in April 12 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 Community Center South Chess Club For boys and girls ages 12 - 18 Meeting times Tuesdays 3 30 PM 5 30 PM Thursdays 4 30 PM 6 30 PM Cost FREE After School Care Program provides assistance with homework creative and constructive activities organized sports activities computer time and a daily healthy snack For Coconut Creek Elementary School students (Grades K-5th). You must register to secure a spot. Mon.-Fri. (school days only) through June 4 2015 From 2 PM to 6 PM (hours will be adjusted for early release days) Monthly Cost 125 for residents 150 for nonresidents Jumpstart Interventions Small group social skills lessons for elementary-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Conversation starters staying on topic making friends what is socially acceptable and how to stand up for themselves Wednesdays 6 PM to 7 15 PM 50 per child To register contact Rachel Herrick at 305.467.1955 or jumpstartinterventions gmail.com Oil Pastel Class Learn about the world of oil pastels through different art projects For boys and girls ages 7 to 14 Tuesdays March 10 through April 14 From 6 PM to 7 30 PM 35 for residents 45 for non-residents 4 vs. 4 Basketball Tournaments Double Elimination tournament for ages 9 to 13 Games begin at 6 30 PM - Ages 9 to 11 Tuesday April 28 - Ages 12 to 13 Wednesday April 29 Games will run for 12 minutes or up to 21 points whichever occurs first Each team must have an adult coach and one player as team captain Players can only play with one team Max 6 teams per tournament max 6 players on a roster COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 Register by walk-in at the Community Center or online from March 2 through April 18 Team fee is 15 before April 1 on April 1 team fee increases to 25 Inform staff of team shirt color at registration SENIORS Senior Center A wide range of monthly activities including talks movies bingo birthdays field trips & more Mon.-Fri. 8 AM - 8 PM and Saturdays 9 AM - 4 PM For seniors ages 50 and older Annual Cost includes all activities except for big dances and field trips 20 for residents 30 for non-residents Adult Scrapbooking Class For adults who want to learn more about scrapbooking or learn new techniques Participants need a 12x12 or 8x10 scrapbook photograph adhesive and photographs (other supplies will be included) Thursdays from 2 30 PM to 4 30 PM Session 2 February 19 March 26 Session 3 April 2 May 7 Session Cost - 10 Senior Center Members & Residents - 15 Non-Members & Non-Residents Senior Paint Class Seniors will improve their painting skills while creating their own masterpieces For active adults ages 50 and older Wednesdays through March 11 from 2 30 PM to 4 30 PM 10 for Senior Center Members 15 for NonMembers Participants must bring own supplies Senior Watercolor Class Learn about the world of colors watercolors and improve your skills For active adults ages 50 and older Wednesdays Apr. 8 - May 13 from 2 30 PM to 4 30 PM 10 for Senior Center members 15 for non-members Participants must bring own supplies Senior Expo Information different types of medical screenings and new vendors All are welcome but it is geared towards ages 55 and older Coffee and tea will be served Free admission plus a chance to win great raffle prizes For more info contact Heather Hughes at 954.545.6698 or hhughes coconutcreek.net FITNESS CLASSES Body Sculpting Calisthenics and weight lifting improve muscular endurance and strength Wednesdays 6 PM to 7 PM 6 for residents 8 for non-residents Free for fitness center members Line Dance Class Learn line dances and get a great body workout Beginners Tuesdays 6 PM 8 PM Intermediate Wednesdays 7 15 PM 9 PM Ages 16 and up wear comfortable clothes shoes 5 per person per week pay at start of class For more info contact KC Clarke at 954.263.9384 Silver Sneakers Muscular Strength & Range of Movement Move to the music through exercises designed to increase muscular strength range of movement and activities for daily living A chair is used for seated and or standing Tuesdays 11 AM to 12 AM Fridays 1 PM to 2 PM 6 for residents 8 for non-residents Free for fitness center members WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 13 community calendar Recreation Complex AGES 0 TO 5 YEARS Fingerpaints & Coffee Spend some time having fun with your child creating finger painted works of art Coffee light snacks and juice provided For kids ages 2 to 5 (Parent participation required) Session III March 17-31 from 10 AM to 11 AM 30 for residents 40 for non-residents Register by walk-in or online until filled Space is limited to 10 participants per class Pee Wee Baseball Designed to teach the basics of baseball through fun drills and scrimmages Participants receive a t-shirt medal and certificate For children ages 3 to 5 Wednesdays through Mar. 25 6 15 PM to 7 15 PM 35 for residents 45 for non-residents Pee Wee Picasso An instructional based hands-on class designed to teach children how to create art using unique materials For boys and girls ages 3 to 5 (drop off class) Fridays Mar. 20 - Apr. 10 4 15 PM to 5 45 PM Maximum 12 participants 40 for residents 50 for non-residents Session 1 February 23 to March 19 Session 2 April 27 to May 21 25 for residents 35 for non-residents Maximum 16 participants per session Step Aerobics Intermediate advanced aerobics class that has complex choreography with a step bench Tuesdays 6 15 PM to 7 15 PM. and Sundays 10 AM to 11 AM Free to members 6 residents 8 non-residents Yogalates Focus on flexibility balance posture and strength Tuesdays 7 30 PM to 8 30 PM Free to members 6 residents 8 non-residents Cardio Circuit A high-energy fitness class Wednesdays 7 30 PM to 8 30 PM Free to members 6 residents 8 non-residents H.I.I.T. High Intensity Interval Training Class Mondays 7 30 PM to 8 30 PM Free to members 6 residents 8 non-residents Power Boot Camp 30-minute total body workout with multi-joint exercises that optimize calorie burning Wednesdays through Mar. 18 8 30 AM to 9 AM For ages 12 & up 35 for residents 45 for non-residents Zumba Aerobic exercise with Latin moves. Learn to dance Salsa Merengue Samba Reggeaton Cumbia & more For ages 12 and older Beginners Mon. & Wed. at 6 15 PM to 7 15 PM Intermediate Mon. Wed. & Thurs. at 7 30 PM to 8 30 PM Saturday at 9 30 AM to 10 30 AM 8 per class or 70 for 10 classes For more info contact Cheryl Gomes at 954.461.1177 or lovetozumba hotmail.com Shotokan Karate Beginner & Intermediate (White thru Green Belts) (ages 5 ) Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 PM to 7 PM Advanced (Brown & Black Belts) (all ages) Tuesdays & Thursdays 7 PM to 8 30 PM 1-month session Kids 80 Adults 90 Family Members 60 3-month session Kids 125 Adults 135 Family members 85 For more info contact Tom Leeman at 561.703.5367 or tomleeman shotokancc.com ADULTS 18 Men s 17 Basketball League Basketball league for men ages 17 and older Thursdays March 5 May 21 Game times 7 8 and 9 p.m. Teams may have a min of 5 max of 10 players Must wear matching numbered uniforms Team fee is 525 Men s 30 Basketball League Basketball league for men ages 30 and older Mondays March 2 May 18 Game times 7 8 and 9 p.m. Teams may have a min of 5 max of 10 players Must wear matching numbered uniforms Team fee is 525 ONGOING CHILDREN S PROGRAMS Youth Club For kids ages 11-14 (Middle School Students Only) Activities include basketball dodge ball movie nights volunteer opportunities & more Annual Fee 5 for residents 10 for non-residents Fridays from 5 30 PM to 7 30 PM Zumba Kids Zumba classes for ages 5 to 12 Fridays from 5 45 PM to 6 30 PM Space is limited to the first 20 participants Cost 10 per class 36 for 4 64 for 8 For more info email Deborah Newman at needs2zumba gmail.com FCAT Camps 75 minute FCAT prep by certified teachers For 3rd through 8th graders 115 for 6 classes or 200 for 12 classes For more info contact Corinne Heelan (instructor) at 954.931.0800 or fcatcamp yahoo.com AGES 6 TO 17 YEARS Chess Play For elementary and middle school students Volunteers will assist students in learning the game of Chess Elementary Fridays through March 20 2 30 - 3 30 PM Middle Tuesdays through March 17 5 15 - 6 15 PM Cost FREE Sand Volleyball Lessons For beginner and intermediate players ages 8 & up Tuesdays & Thursdays 6 45 PM 8 00 PM 125 for 12 lessons (cost includes a shirt volleyball trainers and court time) For info and registration contact Mark Lewkowicz at 954.345.0500 or www.sandturtlesvolleyball.com Speed & Agility Training For Middle and High School students Participants will improve footwork acceleration lateral agility balance change of direction and body control Mondays and Thursdays 5 15 6 15 PM FITNESS CLASSES Body Sculpting Calisthenics and weight lifting to improve muscular endurance and strength Mondays 6 15 PM to 7 15 PM Saturdays 11 AM to 12 PM Free for members 6 residents 8 non-residents 14 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 Other Locations Step N Sculpt Traditional step aerobics combined with intervals of strength training For ages 12 and older Thursdays from 6 15 PM 7 15 PM Free to members 6 residents 8 non-residents Wellness Lecture Series City of Coconut Creek 2015 Winter-Spring Wellness Lecture Series sponsored by West Boca Medical Center Join West Boca Medical Center s skilled experienced medical staff members to discuss current health topics that will keep you informed Three lectures from Noon to 1 PM Wednesdays March 25 & May 27 Healthy refreshments will be served Free admission To register contact West Boca Medical Center at 866.904.9262 For more info contact 954.545.6650 Sabal Pines Park 5005 NW 39 AVE. Youth Lacrosse League Boys and Girls Youth Lacrosse League For ages 6 to 14 Games are March to May Games held on Saturdays both home and away (Broward Palm Beach & Dade) Age Divisions U7 Mighty Mite born after 8 31 07 U9 Bantam born after 8 31 05 U11 Lightning born after 8 31 01 U13 Junior born after 8 31 00 U15 Senior born after 8 31 98 (no players on High School teams) League fees 150 per player - includes uniform not gear Non-residents must also purchase an annual Youth Sports Card for 60 at any CC Parks & Rec office All players must be members of US Lacrosse when practices begin - membership is 25 year and can be purchased at www.uslacrosse.org Volunteer coaches are needed if interested contact 954.956.1580 WINDMILL PARK 700 LYONS ROAD Women s Doubles Volleyball League Weekly league for women ages 18 and over Wednesdays Games held from 6 30 PM to 9 30 PM Fee 50 per team Call 954.545.6670 for league info Eric Kantor Tennis Academy For all levels beginners to tournament players For rates and times call 954.975.5460 or visit www. ektatennis.com Group Lessons available from Toddlers on up Men s & Women s Leagues singles & doubles Coed s Doubles Volleyball League Weekly league for adults ages 18 and over Mondays Games held from 6 30 PM to 9 30 PM Fee 50 per team Register online or by walk in Call 954.545.6670 for league dates Queen of the Beach Volleyball League For women ages 18 and older Mondays Games held from 6 30 PM 9 30 PM Fee 25 per person Register by walk-in at the Community Center or online Dog Park Paver Program Purchase an engraved brick paver for the dog path at Windmill Park Cost 50 each 4x8 brick paver Up to 60 characters and 3 lines Further details at www.coconutcreek.net parks windmill-park GEORGE S. GERBER MEMORIAL PARK 4715 NW 30 STREET 9 vs. 9 Men s Soccer League League is open to men 30 and older Wednesdays (call for upcoming league dates) Games at 7 PM and 8 15 PM 500 per resident team 550 per non-resident team Each team may have 9 to 16 players For more info contact 954.956.1580 7 on 7 Adult Flag Football League For adults ages 18 and over Mondays (call for upcoming league dates) Games at 6 30 PM 7 30 PM and 8 30 PM 425 per resident team 475 per non-resident team For more information contact 954.545.6670 For more listings of events and classes visit www.coconutcreek.net parks upcoming-events Classes are subject to change COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 15 around town FUNDRAISING American Cancer Society Relay For Life 2015 In more than 5 200 communities and 20 countries Relay For Life events comprise the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Every year the event raises more than 400 million in donations that are invested in groundbreaking research in every type of cancer and providing free information and services to cancer patients and their caregivers. The Relay For Life movement offers the unique opportunity for cancer survivors and caregivers to be recognized and supported as well as a chance for communities to come together and get involved in doing their part to battle this disease. This year s Relay For Life event will be held at Monarch High School in Coconut Creek on April 11 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. An opening ceremony kick starts the event followed by the Survivor Lap where survivors walk to celebrate their victory over cancer. Following that is the Caregiver Lap which recognizes those who have given care to cancer patients. Then all the relay teams are invited to walk together during the Opening Lap. Luminaria bags and candles are lit during the Luminaria Ceremony to honor loved ones who have passed or are fighting the disease. Individual walking is then observed throughout the night with family games activities and entertainment. Closing the event is the Fight Back Ceremony where relay participants take a final lap and pledge to take action to spread awareness of cancer research treatments and prevention. For more information about this event visit www.facebook.com coconutcreekmargaterelayforlife.The world s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. This event unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer remember loved ones lost and take action to finish the fight once and for all. April 11 11 a.m. 11 p.m. Monarch High School 5050 Wiles Rd. Coconut Creek 16 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 around town NEW OPPORTUNITY VOTE - MARCH 10th The Coconut Creek Community Garage Sale The Women s Club of Coconut Creek and the City of Coconut Creek will be holding their annual garage sale on March 21st from 7 a.m. 1 30 p.m. at the North Recreation Complex 4455 Sol Press Boulevard. On display will be more that 3 000 items including things such as luggage children s furniture tools clothes coats toys suits housewares comforters small electrical appliances light fixtures and much more For those who wish to donate items please do so on March 20th from 1 p.m. 7 p.m. For further information please contact Marilyn Frisch at 954.540.2374 or by email at frischms aol.com or contact Janell Bantz at 954.448.6598 or by email at bbradjanell aol.com. Garage sale proceeds go towards scholarships for Coconut Creek students. This is a Broward 100 Event STEVE HARRISON Coconut Creek City Commission District E Because EXPERIENCE Matters 18 year resident of Coconut Creek Coconut Creek Planning & Zoning Board 5 years Coconut Creek Affordable Housing Advisory Committee 6 years Coconut Creek Citizens Academy Graduate Coconut Creek Little League Baseball Coach 5 years Tradewinds Elementary School PTA NEW OPPORTUNITY Creative Craft Show Nothing says Spring will soon be here more than strolling outside amongst creative works of art with a backdrop of beautiful cars Come out on March 22nd from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to a craft show at Infiniti of Coconut Creek 5501 W. Sample Rd. for your choice of jewelry creative art pieces innovative items paintings and much more All this while indulging yourself in luxury and comfort by participating in a hassle free test drive Limited edition car displays will also be available. We have a little something for everyone and a lot of fun for all. Free parking and admission. For information on the show or vendor opportunities contact 954.979.0712 or craftycrafts2u aol.com. I d be honored to have your support Contact me at HarrisonforCreek gmail.com Political advertisement paid for and approved by Steve Harrison candidate for Coconut Creek City Commission District E. COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 17 around town PEDESTRIAN SAFETY CAMPAIGN Education and enforcement campaign for pedestrian and bicycle safety in Coconut Creek The Coconut Creek Police Department has been awarded a grant for 11 088.00 through the Florida Department of Transportation working in conjunction with the University of South Florida to improve upon the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists that travel upon and along the roadways of Coconut Creek. This campaign is a component of Florida s Bicycle Pedestrian Focused Initiative Communication and High Visibility Enforcement Implementation under the direction of the Florida Department of Transportation and the University of South Florida. This program supports the goals established in Florida s Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan. During the campaign School Resource Officers will educate students attending Coconut Creek schools on how to get to school safely by utilizing designated sidewalks and crosswalks and to follow directions given to them by school crossing guards and or electronic crosswalk signals when crossing roadways. Education of the motoring public will occur through the use of electronic message boards located throughout Coconut Creek alerting drivers about unsafe driver behavior that can lead to traffic accidents resulting in injuries and fatalities of pedestrians and bicyclists. Traffic unit officers will initially issue written warnings and education materials to both pedestrians and drivers not adhering to Florida traffic laws in crosswalks eventually leading to ticketing those not following these laws. Intersection of Lyons Road and Wiles Road 4300 block to 5000 block of Coconut Creek Parkway Every Friday until May 29th See more at http www.coconutcreek.net parks news 2015 01 15 pedestrian-safetycampaign sthash.PPlKnlrC.dpuf 18 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 around town WELCOME Swearing in Police Officers Last month several new police officers were sworn in. They join the ranks of dedicated officers who work in the Coconut Creek Police Department. Welcome them to the Coconut Creek L to R Christopher Lewis Lance Morgan Michael Donnelly Christian Flores Jonathan Key COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 19 feature Heroes By Kevona Pamplin Save the Day A typical late Monday morning turned into a not-so-normal day for Carol Ann Brown. On January 12 around 11 23 a.m. Broward Sheriff s Office dispatcher Audrey Ahibum answered a 911 call someone had driven a car into one of the canals in Margate. Brown was traveling down Copans Road just east of State Road 7 when she lost control of her gray Hyundai and drove straight into the waterway. Officers Woolley and Christopher jump in to rescue woman 20 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 Officer George Woolley was the first as the water was reaching Brown s policeman on scene. He saw a woman waist. panicking as she was being submerged The car was going under and she underwater. In all of his 25 years on the definitely would have died said Chrisforce this was his first time having to topher. dive in the water to save a person from Christopher smashed out the wintheir vehicle. dows and they both grabbed Brown She was pounding on the window from the back driver side window just trying to break the window out from as the car was being fully submerged the inside to get out and she couldn t then swam to safety. It s what I would break the window Woolley said. call a controlled panic as we were Shortly after Woolley s arrival swimming out there and fear and Coconut Creek veteran officer Lar- then a lot of joy and happiness once ry Christopher we got to the She was pounding on the bank Christowas on scene to assist. After pher said. window trying to break the 26 years on the Woolley could force Christosee the fear in pher had already window out from the inside to Brown s face. taken the plunge She was so get out and she couldn t into this watershook up she way two times was so scared... break the window before during she didn t actuhis career. He ally say much. was prepared and ready to go. Brown appeared in shock at the time. The car was about half-submerged Division Chief and spokesman for and we could see a white female in the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Rescue front driver s side and she was yelling Dan Booker advised that she was conas we were swimming towards her scious and alert. After the incident Christopher said. she was taken to Northwest Medical Woolley then grabbed his life pole Center for evaluation. a tool used to break windows and cut We re both very proud today that seatbelts tossed it to Christopher and we actually saved her life Christopher both officers then stripped off their said. This is what police work is about equipment and dove into the lake just to us. COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 21 community By Leslie May Coconut Creek City Clerk Coconut Creek is a State Surgeon General Healthy Weight Community Champion ast year Florida s State Surgeon General John Armstrong MD FACS declared healthy weight as a top priority and launched the Healthy Weight Community Champion Recognition Program. The City of Coconut Creek was named a champion Recognition as a Healthy Weight Community Champion establishes Coconut Creek as a leader in providing a setting where residents have opportunities to use active transportation enjoy the benefits of exercise and acquire healthy foods. L Here are some city highlights Coconut Creek adopted the Complete Streets Guidelines and reviews all new or redeveloped roadways for consistency. The city is undertaking a comprehensive resurfacing program wherein existing facilities will be evaluated for the addition of bike lanes. Related to park improvements the city has an adopted Master Greenway Plan that inventories existing multi-use paths and designates future greenway links for planning purposes. The city has adopted aggressive design standards for the future downtown area which will create a more pedestrian-friendly environment. These design standards were recognized by the American Planning Association through their Award of Excellence. The city s adopted Master Greenway Plan identifies the existing multi-use paths and provides a framework for developing new greenways and connection opportunities. In addition the city s Land Development Code was amended to include provisions that allow approved and constructed development projects to retrofit existing landscape berms by providing pedestrian amenities in exchange for berm height reduction. The city s greenway network is designed to enhance connectivity of non-motorized routes to local parks preservation areas schools and businesses. Future roadway-friendly biking lanes and the city s upcoming bike sharing program will provide residents with additional safe routes in the city. The city has adopted design standards for its downtown area which requires mixed-use development with an emphasis on sustainable pedestrian-friendly amenities encouraging residents to live work and play downtown. Most recently the city completed improvements along Coconut Creek Parkway also known as the city s Education Corridor connecting over 20 000 students by creating a walk bike transit-friendly corridor. Coconut Creek is a Playful City USA and is also involved with the NLC Let s Move Initiative with 1 bronze 1 silver and 2 gold medals. The city also recently completed a walk audit for Lyons Road the city s main thoroughfare through the Urban Health Partnerships. The city annually hosts a sustainability lecture series with topics including community gardening. These lecture series include gardening material giveaways such as plants compost bins garden kits and rain barrels. The city displays the MyPlate logo on all city vending machines. All machines provide at least 30% healthy choice food and drink options. As a part of the Let s Move initiative the city is currently working to establish a policy that provides healthy food options at all city events. Additionally the city s Human Resources Department sponsors multiple health challenges which feature physical activity and nutritional food choices. As a component of the Let s Move initiative semi-annually the city hosts a Day of Play which promotes physical activity and nutrition including nutritional resources such as the MyPlate program. The Let s Move Coconut Creek Aftercare Program and Home School PE Program also promote and support healthy nutrition by providing nutritious snacks and educational tools. 22 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 VENEERS CROWNS BRIDGES FAMILY IMPLANTS SNORING DEVICE NITROUS GUM DISEASE TREATMENT RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY ZOOM ATHLETIC WHITENING SYSTEMS MOUTHGUARD CLEAR BRACES Dental Health & Beauty offers the latest advancements in Preventative Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry. Call us today to schedule your new look. Dr. Cleydes Dougherty Dr. Maria Semprun 954.575.0880 www.Dentalhealthandbeauty.com 5481 University Dr. Suite 103 Coral Springs FL 33067 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 23 summercamphighlights AMERICAN HERITAGE SUMMER DAY CAMPS American Heritage Summer Day Camps provide each camper with the highest standard of excellence for a happy healthy and active summer experience. The activities help build confidence self-esteem and teamwork skills in one of seven different camp opportunities. American Heritage School s staff is carefully selected and serve as role models for the campers. Facilities include airconditioned cabins an Olympicsize pool and diving facility a pre-school pool archery field science labs art studios an outdoor environmental education center and more. Plantation Campus 12200 W Broward Blvd. Plantation 954.472.0022 Ext. 3043 Boca Delray Campus 6200 Linton Blvd. Delray Beach 561.637.2440 For more information call or visit www.ahschool.com. CITY OF PARKLAND The City of Parkland will be accepting registration for Parkland Kids and Teen Camp beginning March 2 for residents and March 16 for non-residents by mail only. Parkland Kids Camp is a summer recreation program for children ages 5 to 11 and will be held at Heron Heights Elementary School from 8 30 a.m. 4 p.m. with extended hours available. Parkland Teen Camp is a travel Camp for children ages 11 to 14 taking place at Westglades Middle School from 9 a.m. 3 30 p.m. with extended hours available. For details contact GerriAnn Dougherty at gdougherty cityofparkland.org or visit www.cityofparkland.org. 2015 E.K.T.A. SUMMER CAMP The Eric Kantor Tennis Academy has created a camp combining tennis and fun for ages 6 & up. From beginners to performance players the goal of the camp is work on handeye coordination and technical skills while having fun. The session begins June 8th until August 14th from 8 30 a.m. to 11 30 a.m. and or from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Late pick-up is available for additional fee. Eric Kantor Tennis Academy Windmill Park Tennis Center 700 Lyons Rd. Coconut Creek 954.975.5460 For more information and registration call or visit www. ektatennis.com. Licensed & Insured by the U.S. Professional Tennis Association. EVOLUTION MARTIAL ARTS Small classes and individualized attention Character visits by Iron Man Ninja Turtles Kung Fu Panda and more Have fun exercise and learn martial arts with award winning adult martial arts instructors with state certification. Ages four and up (with or without experience). Camp hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. 2 30 p.m. for 150 per week day pricing and late pick up available. Mornings concentrate on martial arts and fundamentals such as fitness self-defense focus teamwork and discipline. Afternoons will consist of games arts & crafts and movies. For session schedule and more information call 954.796.4911 or visit www. emaparkland.com. SPORTS BROADCASTING CAMP Has your child ever dreamed about calling a last second game winning shot on radio or TV Now is their chance. Boys & girls 10-18 can learn from the pros. Meet sports celebrities. Make play-byplay reporting sports anchor and PTI style tapes in a TV studio. Host your own sports talk radio show. Participate in sports trivia and stump the Schwab contests and much much more. The award winning sports broadcasting camp returns to South Florida. Sports Broadcasting Camps Florida Atlantic University June 8-12 800.319.0884 playbyplaycamps.com facebook.com sportsbroadcastingcamps TEAM CREEK MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS ACADEMY Structure Discipline and the highest quality martial arts... A summer camp is designed to bring you more than a camp experience. Daily activities include martial arts instruction along with gymnastics tumbling and character education. Campers will have time for daily study habits reading writing and art. Their camp instructors are experienced martial artists that are excited to help your children grow and prosper this summer Ages 4-12 are welcomed but space is limited. Call for more information and registration. Team Creek Martial Arts 4829 Coconut Creek Pkwy. 954.971.3426 www.teamcreek.com SUMMER SUMMER SUMMERTIME CAMPS 24 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 Pine Hollow Ad COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 25 ADVERTORIAL TEAM CREEK Family owned community minded martial arts academy reaches goals and objectives Team Creek Martial Arts and Fitness Academy is owned and operated by husband and wife team Frank and Molly Scaccia. Chief Instructor Frank Scaccia has led the school since 2004 and has promoted nearly 100 students to black belt Being a family run business TCMA appeals to people of all ages and stages from children as young as 4 to adults in their 40s 50s & even 60s. Parents typically come to the academy looking for help with their children in the areas of developing better focus self control and discipline. Fitness and or an outlet for children to have regular exercise is another reason martial arts is chosen as an activity. Martial arts while being an activity that is very individual has the element of camaraderie since training is taking place with people of likeminded goals and objectives. Adults often join Team Creek looking for a fun way to add exercise into their life while reducing stress. There s also the added benefit of increased confidence that comes from learning how to defend yourself in the event of an attack. No one likes the thought of being attacked but if it were to happen would you rather be trained or untrained Over the years TCMA has given back to the community by partnering up with many local elementary schools in the area offering short term Trial Programs as a way to raise money for the schools or PTA. Funds in excess of 20 000 have been raised through these efforts. Many times the people who could benefit the most from a martial arts program are the very same people who would never step inside a school for fear of the unknown. Don t let that be you Come visit Team Creek Martial Arts you may just be surprised how martial art training is different than you thought. Team Creek 4829 Coconut Creek Pky Coconut Creek FL 33063 26 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 27 feature By Debbie Perovich Cookie-Cutter Bakery ROBBIE E. CUSTOM CAKES AND PASTRIES LOCATED IN COCONUT CREEK is a fabulous specialty bakery where you can custom order professionally and artfully designed cakes (including wedding cakes) cupcakes and cupcake towers scones tarts pies dessert bars treats for corporate gatherings any delectable baked goods you desire for your occasion Whether you bring in a picture or you leave it to her imagination the artistic presentation of Robbie s desserts is astounding She offers free and personal consultations to ensure you receive exactly what you envision for your event. love of the culinary arts from her mom who was a Home Economics and English Literature teacher and her dad who was an Artist. They both loved to cook and create. She grew up in a loving close-knit home whose favorite family pastime together was cooking. Her entire family spent countless hours each week cooking and baking for their large family. Everyone contributed to the process. Robbie believes her desire to create different flavors in her baked goods comes from her dad who she fondly remembers experimented all the time while preparing meals. She also inherited his art talent. By the age of 13 she started her own successful business designing and selling hand-painted t-shirts on the island where she grew up. They became extremely popular among tourists looking for souvenirs. In fact a Fodor s travel guide once referenced visiting her family s home to buy her t-shirts and her dad s artwork. Robbie s art talent has now evolved into the stunning baked creations she designs today. Robbie moved to the United States 18 years ago. She graduated from Florida Atlantic University with in BA in Marketing and is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu School of Baking. She employs many local residents and cheerfully loves to teach them a few baking skills on the side. The desire to teach comes from her mom. Robbie is thrilled to be doing what she loves most and prides herself in saying I am not your cookie-cutter bakery No pun intended of course. COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 NOT YOUR Robbie wants everyone to know she is not just a special order bakery but a caf where you can come in sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee along with one of her freshly made goodies on display and ready to eat. If you d like a sampling of one her creations all you have to do is ask She also wants to announce that she is now offering cupcake decorating classes ROBBIE E. s baked goods are made from only the finest natural ingredients. She bakes with unbleached flour natural spices and does not use high fructose corn syrup in any of her products. Gluten-free and eggless baked goods are also available. Robbie loves to experiment with new and innovative flavor combinations and does all the baking designing and decorating herself. She believes in small batch baking which is a method that insures the freshest baked goods possible and cuts down on food waste. It also helps her to support her company s mission The Fight to End Childhood Hunger. Robbie is very socially conscious and is happy to support many local charities besides her own. Born in the ComROBBIE E. monwealth of DomCustom Cakes and Pastries inica a small island Banyan Square Plaza between Martinique 4570 Lyons Rd. 112 and Guadalupe Robbie Coconut Creek is the youngest of nine 954.775.2633 children. 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Most programs were designed to lift one body part twice a week at a minimum of 80% of our max lift. During that time is when most off-season performance strength programs started to establish across America for high school club and grassroots. I would hear the same questions from parents all the time 1) At what age should my child start training 2) Will it affect his her growth plates My answer to the first question As long as the child is mature enough to follow directions and practice proper technique and form it s okay for the child to start training. When performance strength training is done properly it will increase your child s muscle strength and endurance. It also helps protect muscles and joints from sports-related 2) 1) My answer to the second question Initially an exercise should be learned without any type of resistance use body-weight resistance only. Teaching correct form when doing push-ups sit-ups pull-ups etc. is a great way to start to performance strength training development. When proper technique is mastered small amounts of resistance (bands or weights) can be safely added. According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) As long as your child is using the proper techniques and lifting an appropriate amount of weight strength training shouldn t have any effect on growth plates the layer of cartilage near the end of the bone is where bone growth occurs. In addition performance strength training offers many bonuses to young athletes who simply want to look and feel better. During childhood kids improve their body awareness control and balance through active play. In fact strength training can put your child on a lifetime path to better health and fitness. I have been a trainer for over 20 years. My passion and respect to my craft is second to none. As a Coconut Creek resident I have programs designed for helping athletes develop speed agility balance and strength. For more information please visit www.estlv.com or my Twitter Instagram BigTFalce. You can also call me at 702.290.7900. 32 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 33 citylife 34 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 Tomorrow s Rainbow Tomorrow s Rainbow mission is to provide grieving children teens and their families an emotionally safe environment for hope and healing through guidance education and support. By incorporating miniature horse interactions with therapeutic play areas and facilitated peer support Tomorrow s Rainbow strives to give these children a meaningful experience. Located at 4341 NW 39th Ave. Coconut Creek. (Photo Credit The City of Coconut Creek) COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 35 mycoconutcreek By Yvonne Lopez Getting Down to Business Join the hundreds of people who learn first-hand about employment with the city and new businesses opening or expanding in Coconut Creek by connecting with us on LinkedIn the business-oriented social networking service. Besides learning about Coconut Creek opportunities you can also build business relationships have access to experts in many fields and extend your professional network on this site. It s easy to find us Visit www.coconutcreek.net linkedin. Pinterest is a place to discover ideas for all your projects hobbies and interests hand-picked by people like you. It s a great site to search for unique gift ideas. The city uses Pinterest to post beautiful pictures of Coconut Creek. We will be uploading new photos over the next few months so view us regularly. 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University Drive Suite 350 Coral Springs FL 33065 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 37 www.personalinjuryfirm.com greenexcellence By David Poplawski Landscape Inspector GREENWAY SPOTLIGHT Hilton Road Greenway I A healthy and diverse green infrastructure is the underlying basis of our city s sustainable future. n 2006 the City of Coconut Creek developed a Greenway Master Plan. The goal of the plan was to develop a citywide greenway network of safe clean pedestrian bicycle and equestrian paths and nature trails. A healthy and diverse green infrastructure is the underlying basis of our city s sustainable future. By conserving green infrastructure and connecting people with land in a way that reestablishes the close connections between environment economy and society greenway systems help build the city s long-term sustainability. The Coconut Creek Greenway Network provides opportunities for recreation restoration and enhancement of native vegetation and wildlife habitat and alternative modes of transportation. Benefits of Greenways Preserve and create open space Promote healthy lifestyles by encouraging physical fitness increasing recreational opportunities and improving air and water quality Protect habitats and the environment Provide corridors for people and wildlife Increase educational experiences Increase property values The Hilton Road Greenway was completed in 2012 and provides the central city residents with access to the Promenade and Monarch High School as well as various other bicycle and pedestrian friendly trailways. This greenway includes an extension to Alexandra Boulevard which provides access from State Road 7 441 and Winston Park Boulevard through the greenway further west to Lyons Road and ultimately connects users to Tradewinds Park via Wiles Road and 39th Avenue. In addition to the pedestrian and bicycle use users can take advantage of one of the six free parking stalls available on the west end of Hilton Road. Get outside and see what our greenways have to offer COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 38 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 39 inthekitchen By Jef Wysocki and Mark Bykoski Lunch Box L Tucker Duke s 1101 S. Powerline Rd. 102 Deerfield Beach 954.708.2035 www.tuckerdukes lunchbox.com deerfield 40 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM Tucker Duke s Lunch Box ooking for some great local burgers and comfort food Well Coconut Creek residents have a great place right next door in Deerfield Beach called Tucker Duke s Lunch Box. You might even get lucky and see co-owner and Food Network Chef Brian Cartenuto behind the counter. Back in 2013 Chef Brian with friends Jay Oakes and John Cortes partnered to open the Deerfield Beach location after Chef Brian s win on an episode of Cutthroat Kitchen. Since then Chef Brian appeared on a second episode of the show and his dish smoked the competition making him a two-time winner. The restaurant named after Chef Brian s dog Tucker is located in a mostly industrial section of Powerline Road. The modern interior dining area has a trendy industrial feel with metal plating and wood panels throughout and a high exposed ceiling. There s plenty of seating along the S-shaped counter and high-top tables as well as tables in the front patio. Tucker Duke s is not a fast food burger joint. Nothing here is typical right down to their house-made ketchup and sauces. Burgers are over-the-top and towering and everything is cooked to order well almost. In good fun they also have some unusual house rules including a no whining policy and warnings on the menu to not even think about requesting a change to their signature Tucker Duke Burger. The food is served on metal trays and the burgers stand so high they re skewered with a knife to keep it from falling over. The Tucker Duke Burger is really too big to eat like a regular burger. It s much easier to eat in layers of course starting with the large portion of fried onion rings. Portions here are already huge but if you re really REALLY hungry then you ll want to order the biggest burger on their menu the Tanner & The Unicorn burger. This -pound burger comes with all the toppings of the Tucker Duke and the Mondragon (six bacon slices fried egg and two cheeses) and then sandwiched between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Be ready to get lots of attention from other diners as the kitchen brings this monster of a burger to your table. Make sure to save room for one of their sweet desserts. Tonight s server recommended her favorite called Papi which is a churro crawler topped with cinnamon sugar and whipped cream and banana pudding. A very good choice and large enough for two to split. Another favorite is the apple fritters with bacon candy and apple butter called The Buster. A brunch menu is available weekends until 3 p.m. which include favorites like chicken & waffles biscuits and gravy. FTLToday.com is an Urbanspoon top-rated South Florida food blog by Coconut Creek residents Jeff Wysocki and Mark Bykoski. Papi churro crawler COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 The Tucker Duke NOT TYPICAL COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 41 diningguide Dining well is one ABOUT BANGKOK 6420 Coral Ridge Drive of LIFE s great Suite 106 pleasures. On the Coral Springs following pages we At the Waterways Shoppes hope you ll make 954.752.1780 some fabulous Lunch Mon. Fri. discoveries you might 11 30 a.m. 2 30 p.m. Dinner Mon. Thurs. not have known & Sun. 5 - 10 p.m. about or revisit some Fri. & Sat. 5 - 10 30 p.m. old favorites. Eat Formerly Bow Thai this drink make merry wonderful new Thai restaurant and make each day offers traditional Thai dishes a day to celebrate Bangkok-style Street Food and Sushi. Delish Stop in and meet See full menus and the fabulous new owner Annie reviews at www. and give this new restaurant a lifepubs.com. try. Guaranteed you ll be back BELLA ROMA 4301 Coconut Creek Pkwy. 954.978.8800 Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. 10 p.m. Sun. 2 p.m. 9 p.m. Bella Roma is Italian food at it s best. From fresh caprese salads to tasty chicken dishes with mushrooms and cheese to their signature pastas and thin crust pizzas Bella Roma s dishes are molto buona. For dessert try their savory cheesecakes or cannoli. And they deliver to all of Coconut Creek Margate and Palm Aire JAPANGO Parkland 7367 St. Rd. 7 954.345.4268 www.japangomenu.com Lunch Mon. Fri. 11 30 a.m. 2 30 p.m. Dinner Mon. - Thurs. & Sun. 5 - 10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 5 - 11 p.m. Kevin Lee owner and executive chef of Japango is in his 22nd year in the culinary arts field specializing in Sushi and Asian cuisine. Japango now offers more vegan sushi items and a complete Chinese food menu at the Parkland location (takeout only). JASMINE THAI & SUSHI 1785 N. State Rd. Margate 954.979.5530 www.jasminethaisushi.com This family friendly restaurant with 20 years in the community is both comfortable and affordable. An authentic hand-crafted Thai menu with unique twists creates a cultural experience you won t soon forget. And don t forget the sushi bar with a choice of classic and inventive rolls to wow your palate. PAD THAI 5458 W Sample Rd. Margate 954.977.8980 www.padthaimargate.com Mon. - Sat. from 11 30 a.m. 10 p.m. Pad Thai serves only authentic Thai cuisine. Their signature namesake dish Pad Thai is their most popular but they also offer excellent Thai Red Curry Fresh Hot Basil (spicy) and Pad Prik Khing (Thai Chili paste saut ed with fresh green beans onion carrots and bell pepper). Lunch specials starting at 7.95 and early bird dinner specials for 8.95 includes soup or salad and hot tea. 42 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 43 lifetimes pets By Ivette Figueroa March for the Animals Oreo Cookie is a sweet playful 6-month-old male Dalmatian American Bulldog Mix. He has a white coat with several black patches. Despite grim odds Oreo survived Parvo treatment and is now a handsome healthy gentleman. Oreo has a very gentle disposition and gets along well with other dogs cats and children. He is learning fast as he is a smart cookie He has already 80% potty trained and has mastered commands like sit and shake. Oreo loves walks sunbathing napping on the couch and playing with toys. Oreo would be a great addition to any home but is best suited for a family where he can get lots of attention and exercise. To adopt contact kate ladyluckanimalrescue.com or call 754.366.3669. Wendy is a lovely black female cat. She is sweet friendly and loves people. Wendy loves to be petted. She wants to have a home where she can have the attention and love that she craves. To adopt please file an online application including the name of the cat at Animal Aid by going to www. animal-aid.com cat_application or call 754.223.5378 for info. Annah is a pretty and friendly white and gray female. She is a sweetheart who kneads you when she sits in your lap or cuddles in your arms. She loves attention and will just about turn herself inside out with joy when you pet her. She wants to cuddle next to you and to be your best friend forever. To adopt please file an online application including the name of the cat at Animal Aid by going to www. animal-aid.com cat_application or call 754.223.5378 for info. COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 Charles is a handsome black and white male cat. He is good natured and friendly. His fur was very matted when he was surrendered to us and the matted area was shaved but his fur is growing back beautifully. Charles is one of the sweetest cats you will ever meet. He loves to be petted and adores tummy rubs. To adopt please file an online application including the name of the cat at Animal Aid by going to www. animal-aid.com cat_application or call 754.223.5378 for info. 44 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 45 thebookoflife By Joshua Frachtman Advertorial Smoke-and-Drive equals DUI E Joshua Frachtman graduated the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern University. He is an attorney at Baker & Zimmerman P.A. in Parkland Florida. His practice areas primarily focus on personal injury wrongful death and product defects. He can be reached at JFrachtman bakerzimmerman.com. thebookoflife By Gilbert E. Hirschberg DDS veryone knows not to drink and drive. The danger it poses to others and the consequences of damaging your own life are well known even though everyday this simple rule is broken. But have you heard someone tell you that smoking marijuana and driving is safer than drinking and driving I ve heard it too many times to count. But what I rarely hear from those smoke-and-drivers is that they are aware that smoking-and-driving is still considered a DUI In Florida a person is guilty of a DUI if he or she is driving under the influence of any controlled substance to the extent that the person s normal facilities are impaired. Without detailing the criminal charges you may face if found guilty of smokingand-driving it is still important to realize that in the context of a civil lawsuit there is little distinction between alcohol and marijuana. The potential of legalization for medicinal use (and subsequently recreational use) will likely lead to more cases of smoking-and-driving. A 2013 study published by the University of Chicago s law school and business school looked at traffic fatalities after marijuana is legalized for medical use. The study Medical Marijuana Laws Traffic Fatalities and Alcohol Consumption concluded that legalization is typically associated with a decrease in alcohol consumption which suggests that marijuana and alcohol are substitutes. But researchers conceded that their work does not necessarily imply that driving under the influence of marijuana is safer than driving under the influence of alcohol. Although Florida did not legalize marijuana for recreational purposes on this past ballot it is expected to return as a hot topic the next time up. In the meantime those who think smoking-and-driving is safe are still exposing themselves to criminal and civil liability should they injure someone while driving. Dental Implants & Crowns Part 2 re implants always successful Modern implant techniques have been in use since 1965. Improvements in procedures and materials have given implants a very high success rate which is now over 95%. Implants are an accepted treatment by the American Dental Association. Is everyone a candidate for implant treatment In general anyone healthy enough to undergo routine tooth extraction or oral surgery is able to receive an implant. If there is insufficient bone there are techniques to graft additional bone. Will others know I have dental implants Today s implant treatment enables you A Dr. Gilbert Hirschberg D.D.S. P.A. is a SUNY at Buffalo Dental School graduate practicing a gentler form of dentistry. He s a member of American Dental Association Atlantic Coast Dental Society and Pinnacle Study Club. He specializes in all aspects of dentistry including cosmetic crowns and implants. to have your new teeth look feel and function like your own. Even though others will be unaware you have dental implants many patients are so pleased that they tell everyone they know. Dental implants offer some of the finest restorative results possible in modern dentistry. How long does complete treatment take Depending on the type of implant and replacement teeth selected the total time can be as little as a few weeks to several months. Sometimes if a tooth has to be extracted the implant can be placed at the same time. If adding bone for the implant is necessary further time may be needed. Stay tuned next month where I will answer more questions about dental implants and crowns. Gilbert E. Hirschberg DDS 5644 W. Atlantic Boulevard Margate 954.971.6115 46 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM 47 PERSONAL INJURY AUTO ACCIDENTS WRONGFUL DEATH DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS YOUR Neighbor YOUR Law Firm GET US ON YOUR SIDE Robert B. Baker Esq. Robert Zimmerman Esq. Baker & Zimmerman P.A. - Established 1993 Parkland Boca Raton Coral Springs Naples Weston Hollywood Main Office 6991 N. State Rd. 7 2nd Floor Parkland FL 33073 954.509.1900 1.800.886.LAWS DefendingTheInjured.com 48 WWW.LIFEPUBS.COM COCONUT CREEK LIFE MARCH 2015