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  • Types of Braces & Aligner Systems

    Over the years, orthodontic technology has made braces and other ortho-dontic appliance systems more comfortable and less noticeable. The fol-lowing is a description of the different types of braces and aligner sys-tems that are available today. Metal Braces: Traditional metal braces are still the most common type. Theyare made of high grade stainless steel. Nickel-free is available. Today's metalbraces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive. Ceramic Braces: Ceramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material.They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal.Self-Ligation Brackets: Self-ligation brackets are promoted to create lessfriction and thus faster tooth movement but the current research has not shownthere to be a significant difference in treatment time compared to non-SL brackets. Gold Braces: Gold braces are stainless steel braces coated with gold, andare popular with patients of all ages. Gold braces are beautiful and blend withskin tones making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces. Cost iscomparable to clear braces.Colors: Colors can be added to any of the braces above to match your outfits,favorite sports teams, school colors, or holiday colors.Invisalign®: The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to graduallymove the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodon-tic bite problems. “Invisalign Teen” incorporates design features especially forteenagers. Please ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.Spring Aligners: Spring aligners are removable appliances that are a goodtreatment option for aligning front teeth that are not severely rotated and alreadylevel. Lingual Braces and Incognito™: Lingual Braces are placed on thetongue-side surfaces (lingual) of the teeth so they are completely hidden. Noone will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. Dr. Singer is themost experienced Lingual Orthodontist in south Florida, having used them con-tinuously since 1982. Incognito braces are a type of lingual braces that are cus-tom-cast to each of your teeth. They are lower-profile than standard lingualbrackets and may shorten treatment time somewhat but are more costly.Incognito braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100%customized to the shape of your teeth. “Fast Braces” and “Six-Month Smiles”: These are brand names ofessentially laboratory services to assist general dentists perform limited ortho-dontics. There is otherwise nothing special about these appliance systems.They do not work faster than other types of braces, they just work incomplete-ly. Limited and shorter treatment is acceptable in certain situations which is bestassessed by an orthodontic specialist. Please feel free to ask Dr. Singer if youare a candidate for limited “faster” cosmetic orthodontics.

    To Schedule an appointment with Singer Orthodontics please call (954) 75-SMILE

    By Dr. Jay R. Singer

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    Spectator™ Publishing, Inc7660 NW 82nd Ter. • Parkland • FL • 33067

    The entire contents of this magazine are copyright 2013Spectator Publishing, Inc. Opinions expressed in TheSpectator are those of the respective writers and are not nec-essarily those held by the publisher or staff. All advertising andcopy are subject to the approval of the publisher and may berejected for any reason. Due to last minute changes, technicalissues or other problems beyond Spectator Publishing Inc.'scontrol, Spectator Publishing Inc. cannot be held responsiblefor omissions, changes in schedule, misprints or accuracy ofsaid listings or other information. All submission and publishedmaterial are the property of Spectator Publishing, Inc. Thepublishers reserve the right to edit all submitted copy. Alladvertising and features, including art work, layout and designremain the sole property of Spectator Publishing Inc. and maynot be reprinted without written permission from the publisher.

    Publisher &Managing Editor Shellie Miller -FarrugiaCreative DirectorScott FarrugiaPhotographyScott FarrugiaDon HunsingerMisty RiceWeb & SocialMedia MarketingBG MarketingLinks Media

    Contributing WritersMichael ArmfieldDr. Howard GelbDr. Gary GobervilleDr. Jay R. SingerDr. Clive WoodsAdvertising Sales(954) 753-4300e-mail:[email protected] Distributed byUS Mail &Baron Express954-297-0731

    This is the time of year that most of us reflect on just what we aregrateful for. When I look back at the years of growing our family fromour first son into the five children (and one granddaughter) that we areso thankful for, I realize that, as some friends are becoming empty-nesters, there are others who are nesting frantically for the first timebefore their first baby's arrival. Ahhhh, the nest. It's never the same afteryou've added a child...or two...or ten!

    Our first Thanksgiving with one 7 week-old son was fairly sedate. Of course,experienced moms know that this mother did not get a hot meal because those are theunspoken rules of motherhood. When the food is ready, the child is ready, too! Ready to spit-up, dirty a Pamper,cry inconsolably, (insert dilemma here)...so after our son was clean, dry, calmed down and passed out in dreamland,I re-heated some leftovers after the kitchen was clean, grateful for family, friends and a roof over our heads.

    Fast forward a few years to a smaller home and two rambunctious boys, 6 & 8 years old. The nest looked nothinglike it did years earlier and had morphed into an unorganized melee of scattered toys, shoes and a primary decor ofelementary art (including a permanent marker masterpiece drawn directly onto the back of the couch). Life was loud,fun, unpredictable and full of a variety of friends and their progeny. One Thanksgiving was spent with 16 of us, abrownout and a broken air conditioner. It's a challenge to be grateful in 90+ degrees, tropical humidity and an oventhat may stop halfway through cooking the bird depending on FP&L's assessment of our neighborhood's usage. Thatyear, I was grateful for a lot of neighbors who were away for the Holiday. The roof over our heads was smaller, butwas able to contain the gratitude of the 16 of us for a finely prepared meal, the love we all shared, and the Grace ofGod that helped us through the hard spots. The pool wasa bonus, too!

    In our same, small space, we reared all of our kids plusseveral more who came to stay for unspecified amountsof time. We also shared our nest with friends from over-seas who came for as long as six months at a time.Excited about the things we shared to better their lives,we were even more thankful for the changes theyinspired in us! New recipes, new friends, new games,new traditions and new insights prepared our family forthe many changes that would shape us over the years.The last Thanksgiving we shared with all of our familytogether included our sons' spouses and a new baby.One loud (and often obnoxious) 12 year-old, one mood-swinging 2 year-old and a houseful of adult voices (threewere soldiers home from tours abroad) trying to discerneach what the other was saying in the midst of the dinwas enough to make anyone feel a little out of sorts. Myresponse was an escape to our now bigger kitchen tocheck the turkey, its accompaniments and...."Did anyoneget ice?" A quick trip to the convenience store was theperfect diversion in a busy agenda....for me, my daughterin law and a little girl who just needed a car ride to calmher. That year and today, our family is so grateful foreach other, for freedom and for a nest that is always"home" no matter where we sleep at night.

    It seems that our nest will be in a constant state of ebband flow. We are thankful for the people who come andgo and then come again as the landscape of our livesbecomes more beautiful with each change.


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    Change is Great!By Shellie Miller-Farrugia

    Cover Photo - Jackson, Justin & JoshuaSullivan (ages 8, 4 and 1) share some brotherly love at a local pumpkin patch.

    Photo by Misty Rice Photography

    Thanks for Everything!Unless we’re residents of another country, we all know the theme of most Novemberpublications, and this one won’t disappoint. I would, however, like to avoid some of thesappy stuff until the facing page and add some humor. Guess what? I’m grateful. Ihope you are, too. I’d like to give thanks for things I often forget to say, and will defi-nitely not be mentioning over turkey. Thank God that I didn’t get pulled over when mytaillight was out, my make-up was off and all I had on was pajamas. Thanks to thoseof you who didn't notice (or embarrass me by mentioning) the perpetual mess ofpaperwork, empty water bottles, shoes and jackets in my car. Thanks to my dogs andparrots who are always excited to see me (not always the case with my teenagers).Thank you to my Husband/Photo Shop Master, for “correcting” me in family photos andfor staying mum about the “junk in my trunk.” More importantly, November is the time for us to be grateful for the brave men andwomen who are now and have been the backbone of our armed forces. Thanks toevery person who has put their own life in danger to protect our country, our freedomand our children. My family has three sons who have been serving overseas and arenow safely back on US soil. We are so grateful for their safe return! Please acknowl-edge someone you know who serves or has served in the military on Veterans Day,November 11...or take the time to honor them during the entire month of November.They serve us EVERY day. Let's give them 30 in 2013.God bless your family and each and every one of our troops,


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    The Athlete’s Elbow Part 1Elbow injuries are common in overhand and throwing sports. Injuries often include golfer’selbow or medial epicondylitis, tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis and little league elbow ormedial apophysitis. Epicondylitis is a microscopic tearing of the tendon of the wrist flexors orextensors at their origin on the sides of the elbow. Medial epicondylitis is characterized bypain on the inner aspect of the elbow while lateral epicondylitis is characterized by pain onthe outer elbow. Both types of epicondylitis are caused by overuse, excessive training,improper technique or playing with equipment that is not sized properly. The treatment oftennis or golfer’s elbow involves: 1) rest from the offending activity and 2) appropriatestretches and strengthening of the associated muscles of the forearm and wrist. Cortisoneinjection can be useful for cases that have not responded to the rehab program. However,multiple injections over a short period of time are not indicated due to the side effects of thecortisone. Rehabilitation is the mainstay of treatment for 80% of patients. If a patient fails theabove treatment, MRI may be useful to evaluate the extent of the tendon injury. Surgery forlateral epicondylitis can be done open or arthroscopically, and involves the debridement ofthe tendinosis (damaged tendon). Medial epicondylitis is an open procedure due to theproximity of the ulnar nerve. A relatively new but promising treatment for epicondylitis is PRP(platelet rich plasma injections). PRP shows better long term results than cortisone andactually helps heal the tendon by providing growth factors to the torn tendon. Read nextmonth for Part 2, a closer look at little league elbow.

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    My Aching BunionsA bunion is a deformity in which the great toe gradually points toward the second toe. In addition, the joint at the base of the toegradually moves away from the second toe. The medical term for this deformity is called Hallux Valgus. It is believed to occur due towearing shoes with a tight toe box. It is commonly seen in women due to their tendency to wear tight shoes. Bunions can also befamilial, or due to problems such as arthritis and various neurogenic conditions. Bunions often cause pain and swelling around thejoint at the base of the big toe, mainly due to the increase in width of the foot. The overlying skin can become red, warm, and thick-ened. In addition, the deformity can push the second toe up causing a hammertoe. Relieving a bunion doesn’t necessarily meanpurchasing ugly or out of fashion shoes. It is a good idea to shop for shoes late in the day, when your feet are the largest fromswelling. The shoe should have a half-inch between your longest toe and the front of the shoe. It should also be wide enough to wig-gle your toes. I would also recommend the heel height to be low with your heel firmly against the back of the shoe. Other treatmentsuch as bunion pads, which are available at most drugstores, and ice massage, can ease your pain. To help relieve a painful bunion,a plastic bag of ice should be applied to the area for 5 minutes. You may repeat this 2 to 3 times per day. When these treatmentshave failed, surgery may be indicated. An x-ray of the foot is taken before surgery in order to evaluate the severity of the deformity,and whether there is existing arthritis in the joint. During standard bunion (hallux valgus) correction, the prominent bone is shavedaway. The metatarsal bone is cut and repositioned with screws, a plate, or a combination of the two. A soft tissue release is per-formed on the contracted joint capsule and adductor tendon between the first and second toe. The final portion of the procedureentails tightening the capsule over the shaved bunion to help move the great toe away from the second. After this procedure thepatient is placed in a bunion wrap and a small boot. The first 4 to 6 weeks you are allowed to bear weight on your heel. X-rays areobtained in the office to view the healing of the repositioning of the great toe. The treatment for an arthritic joint differs from a jointwithout degenerative changes. Depending on the severity of the arthritic bunion, the treatment may require a fusion of the joint.Dr. Woods completed his foot & ankle fellowship at the esteemed Florida Orthopaedic Institute in Tampa Bay, FL and receivedhis medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha MedicalHonor Society.While completing his internship and residency programs at University of Miami’s Jackson Health System, Dr. Woods provided worldclass treatment for a variety of South Florida patients – including University of Miami Hurricanes athletes.

    By Dr. Clive C. Woods

  • Captain Dean Herdman is an experienced angler wholoves nothing more than sharing his excitement, natu-ral surroundings and love for the sport with anyonewho is happy to listen, relax and enjoy an amazingday. He feels that anyone who joins him is just "OneCast Away" from catching the biggest bass in theirlifetime. A native of Gloucester Massachusetts, Captain Deanand his wife Julie are settled in Fruitland Park, Florida,two hours from his favorite fishing hole, Stick Marsh.Stick Marsh is a beautiful setting where men, womenand their families frequently hire Dean for a day out onthe lake in his state-of-the-art 21' Legend with 250Mercury. "We take lunch, bring our bait and plan for aday enjoying the scenery and catching the biggestFlorida Largemouth Bass possible." The Stick Marshis a very secluded lake down a 6 mile dirt road with nohomes or docks. Dean says that his clients havecome with children as young as 6. He practicescatch and release and says "We don't get a lot ofsmall fish. I consider any largemouth bass over 5pounds to be a trophy size and we usually get afew of those every day… A real trophy is a 10pounder, and those do happen occasionally!"Parkland resident, HaydenFarrugia, 14, took a day trip withhis dad and friend, JackDeChene, 13, to fish withCaptain Dean. "I learnedtricks to catch more bassand I felt like CaptainDean was encouragingus to have fun andspend time relaxing. Jackand I became better fish-ing buddies and learned


    how much we had in common." Hayden would onlychange one thing about his time at Stick Marsh. Since hehad more day left than bait, he says with a laugh, "Sincewe caught so many fish, next time I'll bring a lot morebait!"Hayden also enjoyed learning more about the impor-tance of conservation and the catch and release pro-gram. "Captain Dean showed us the proper way to holda larger fish so that we don't damage its jaws before wethrow it back in the water. As the old saying goes, "A bad day fishing is better thana great day at work," but at the same time, Dean opinesthat any opportunity for father and son (or anyparent/child combination) to share time on the lake holdsspecial meaning for both of them. "Great memories are

    made on those trips," he says. "It means a lot toboth the child and the parent. With today's elec-

    tronics keeping them on the couch, it's impor-tant to show kids nature. The Stick Marsh isa wonderful place to do that!"From beginners to experts, Dean is happy totake any one of them out for a great day on

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    Important NumbersAquatic Complex................................. (954)345-2121City Hall in the Mall ............................ (954)344-1828Coral Springs Gymnasium ................ (954)345-2107Cypress Park Pool ............................... (954)345-2109Cypress Park Tennis ........................... (954)345-2100Mullins Park Pool ................................. (954)345-2170Sportsplex Tennis Center ................... (954)344-1840Parks and Recreation .......................... (954)345-2200Parks Field Conditions ........................ (954)344-1187YMCA Family Center .......................... (954)384-9622

    Parents love our SAFETY and COnVEnIEnCEKids love the FUn they have & the FRIEnDS they make

    • Soccer League, Registration now Open Early-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    • Baseball League, Reg. now OpenEarly-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    • Flag Football, Reg. now OpenEarly-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    • Cheer League, Registration now Open Early-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    • Basketball League Reg. now OpenEarly-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    www.i9sports.com954-227-9955 (M-F, 9am-8pm)

    i9 Sports - Youth Sports LeaguesBaseball & Tee BallAMERICAn/nATIOnAL LITTLE LEAGUERegistration Nov. 9th. See ad on pg 13 for moreinfo. www.csall.com, or call (754) 551-1501.CHALLEnGER BASEBALL LEAGUEStrives to reach disabled kids and their families at no cost. For more info, call (954) 345-9329.nORTH SPRInGS LITTLE LEAGUERegistration Nov. 2nd & 16th. See ad on backcover for more info. Contact Joe Sarakinis at954.821.2736, or see www.eteamz.com/northsprings. WInTER BASEBALLPlayers from Parkland and Coral Springs are welcome. Games are held August - November.www.cswb.us or call (954)632-0320.MEn'S CHRISTIAn ATHLETIC ASSOC.Teams of every denomination from any faith-based organization are welcome to the league. Please call (954) 796-0933MEn'S SEnIOR OVER 30 BASEBALLFor info. call Ron Luzim (954)755-1500 or Kevin Lydon (954)609-0069.CORAL SPRInGS TEE BALLFor more info. call Nick Becker (954)345-2255BasketballCORAL SPRInGS BASKETBALLYear round play check for sign up dates. www.CSBCHOOPS.com or call (954) 360-1200 or Barry Popock (954) 599-6660

    Dance SchoolSTELLA’S DAnCE STUDIONOW OPEN in Coral Springs! Multi-level lessons inJazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Ballet, Contemporaryand Acrobatics.For more info. seewww.StellasDancers.com or call (954)227-7479 or see ad below.

    Flag Football & CheerleadingCORAL SPRInGS FLAG FOOTBALL& FLAG FOOTBALL CHEERLEADInGThe 2013 season is underway. For more info, seewww.CSFFC.ORG, contact Bruce Weinberg(954)263-5545 ULTIMATE FLAG FOOTBALL Season has concluded. For more specifics, see www.UltimateFlagFootball.orgTackle Football & CheerleadingCORAL SPRInGS TACKLE FOOTBALL & TACKLE FOOTBALL CHEERLEADInGThe 2013 Chargers season is underway. For more info, contact 954-882-4107 orwww.cschargers.comPARKLAnD RAnGERS TACKLE FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADInG2013 Season is underway. Football contact: 954-547-6486 or [email protected] Cheer contact: 954-646-0582 or [email protected] Also see www.parklandrangers.com

    Horseback RidingMALACHI ACRESRiding Lessons and Boarding for Ages 5 thru adultwith beginner thru advanced instruction. See ad onpg. 13,, call 954-255-7185 or seewww.MalachiAcres.com.

    Ice Skating & HockeySAVEOLOGY ICEPLEXThe triple rink known formerly known asincredibleICE has programs all year long!.www.saveologyiceplex.com or call (954)341-9956

    LacrosseCORAL SPRInGS CHIEFSFor more info, see ad on opposite page.www.coralspringslacrosse.com or e-mail: [email protected] or call Karen Tedesco954-226-0458. See ad on page 13.Math & English LearningYESCLASS CORAL SPRInGS LEARnInG CEnTERYESClass is an innovative supplementary K-12 education program for math, reading and writing. For more info. call 954-617-9488, go towww.YESclass.com or see ad on page 22.

    Mothers of MultiplesCoral Springs Mothers of Multiples: For moms and families of twins, triples +! Meets the 3rd Tuesday eachmonth at 7:15pm at the Broward Health Coral Springs,Coral Hills Dr. Contact Bethany Serchay:[email protected] or visit: www.csmoms.org

    SoccerCORAL SPRInGS RECREATIOnAL Registration is now underway for the 2013-2014 season. See www.CSYS.org or call Jill Waroff for further info. (954)341-6391.CORAL SPRInGS UnITED TRAVEL SOCCER. The Storm & Renegades have officially merged! Call Mike Driscoll at 954-439-2851 or see www.coralspringsunited.comMEn'S OVER 30 SOCCERContact Dr. Rami Toueg at (954)341-4500SoftballYOUTH SOFTBALL ASSOCIATIOn OF CORAL SPRInGS (YSACS)Two seasons run each year, February -May andSeptember-November. See the website atwww.coralspringssoftball.com or call (954)344-0171 CORAL SPRInGS WOMEn’S SOFTBALLPlayers 18 & older can join the slow-pitch teams thatplay on Sundays and Monday evenings at ForestHills Park.Call Barb Pantazis (954) 344-4449.Private SchoolsPARKLAnD CHILDREn’S ACADEMYNOW OPEN! Come see what everyone is talkingabout. State of the art Preschool located in the heartof Parkland. To register or for more info. seewww.ParklandChildrensAcademy.com or call(954)570-6814 or see ad on page 14.

    PARKRIDGE CHRISTIAn ACADEMYFor 10 years, this school for children preschool to 8thgrade has been educating students spiritually, aca-demically and emotionally. For more info, seewww.ParkridgeCA.com or call (954)228-0946.

    Special NeedsPARKLAnD BUDDY SPORTSFind out about league offerings and activities.www.ParklandBuddySports.comCHALLEnGER BASEBALL LEAGUEStrives to reach disabled kids and their families at no cost. For more info, call (954) 345-9329.VolleyballSAnD TURTLES VOLLEYBALL CLUBBeginner sand volleyball training for kids and adults.Call Mark Lewkowicz for more info. (954)345-0500.

    YMCA LeaguesPARKLAnD YMCA FAMILY FUn CEnTERFind out about league offerings and activities. For information, call (954)384-9622 or seewww.ymcabroward.orgPet SittingSAFE AT HOME PETSBonded and insured with more than 30 years experi-ence, keep your pet’s routine predictable when youcan’t be home. Overnight stays or daily stop-ins. For more info. call 954-401-2111.

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    Parkland Little LeagueFor more info., call (954) 604-2442 or visitwww.parklandll.com

    BasketballPARKLAnD REC BASKETBALLFinal Registration Nov. 4th. Tryouts Nov. 17thSee www.parklandbasketball.com or call the hotline (954) 227-0989. See ad and story on pg. 15

    CheerleadingPARKLAnD CHEERLEADInG CLUB Contact Susan Kelton (954)575-9575.

    Tackle Football & CheerleadingPARKLAnD RAnGERS TACKLE FOOTBALL & CHEERLEADInG2013 Season is underway. Football contact:954-547-6486 or [email protected] Cheer contact: 954-646-0582 or [email protected] Also see www.parklandrangers.com.

    Flag FootballPARKLAnD FLAG FOOTBALL2013 Season is underway. For more info, see www.parklandflag.com

    Horseback RidingMALACHI ACRESRiding lessons and Boarding for Ages 5 thru adultwith beginner thru advanced instruction. See ad onpages 13. Call 954-255-7185 or seewww.MalachiAcres.com.

    LacrossePARKLAnD REDHAWKSSee www.parklandlacrosse.com or call BarbaraCrowley (954) 227-2733.

    SoccerPARKLAnD SOCCER CLUBRegistration has concluded for the 2013-2014 season.For more info, call (954)410-5172 or www.parklandsoccer.net or see ad on page13.

    TRAVEL SOCCER PARKLAnD PREDATORSFor more info. call Debbie (954)240-8929, Kristen(954)461-4809 or see www.ParklandPredators.net

    Girls SoftballFor info. call Michele (954) 798-1204 or see www.parklandgirlssoftball.com

    Special NeedsPARKLAnD BUDDY SPORTSFind out about league offerings and activities.www.ParklandBuddySports.comCHALLEnGER BASEBALL LEAGUEStrives to reach disabled kids and their families at no cost. For more info, call (954) 345-9329.Private SchoolsPARKLAnD CHILDREn’S ACADEMYNOW OPEN! Come see what everyone is talkingabout. State of the art Preschool located in the heartof Parkland. To register or for more info. seewww.ParklandChildrensAcademy.com or call(954)570-6814 or see ad below.

    PARKRIDGE CHRISTIAn ACADEMYFor 10 years, this school for children preschool to8th grade has been educating students spiritually,academically and emotionally. For more info,www.ParkridgeCA.com or call (954)228-0946

    Parents love our SAFETY and COnVEnIEnCEKids love the FUn they have & the FRIEnDS they make

    • Soccer League, Registration now Open Early-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    • Baseball League, Reg. now OpenEarly-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    • Flag Football, Reg. now OpenEarly-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    • Cheer League, Registration now Open Early-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    • Basketball League Reg. now OpenEarly-Bird pricing until Nov. 30 - Save $30

    www.i9sports.com954-227-9955 (M-F, 9am-8pm)

    i9 Sports - Youth Sports Leagues

    Important NumbersLeisure Services ........................(954)757-4120Field Conditions .........................(954)757-4110Park Ranger ...............................(954)575-1007Youth,Teen, & Senior Programs (954)757-4129City Hall ......................................(954)753-5040Terramar Tennis .........................(954)757-1910YMCA Family Fun Center .........(954)384-9622

    Parkland has grown into a thriving city that has leagues from every popular sport.One activity that doesn't get enough press or attention is basketball! The MiamiHeat and their fans know all about the excitement, energy and skill that goesinto basketball. Fans worldwide are intrigued by the sheer audacity and skill ofthe amazing men on the hardwood.In our humble town, basketball is a season that occurs once a year.Boardmember Sue Lewin is excited about how the league has grown and howmany children are excited to be part of it every season. "It's the best sport tohave, because all you need to sneakers and a T-shirt!" Sue says the otherattractive thing about basketball is that it's kind of sandwiched between soc-cer and lacrosse, "So it's great if you're waiting for a sport to start or if youare just finishing one and want something to be involved in. We have over700 children that are part of Parkland basketball every year."Something particularly attractive about Parkland basketball is that kids canbe involved from a very early age through high school. Girls are invited tojoin beginning in kindergarten and boys are invited as early as first grade.Sue says, "We try to get the girls started a little earlier because we reallywant them to stay involved in the sport and fall in love with it." Currently,girls make up only about a third of the registrations. Sue says, "Many girlsthink they can't play basketball because they see the boys and the menout there playing and don't feel like they can physically do it. The girls whoDO come out and get involved usually are very surprised at how much they enjoythe game. They truly have fun!"Skills are not expected, but they are taught. Every player who joins the league isinstructed by experienced coaches in every aspect of the game. Teamwork makes thedream work and is definitely a central theme as well as that three letter word, FUN.Players of every age and gender are encouraged to join the Parkland Basketballleague with FInAL sign-ups on november 4th.For additional information, see ad below.

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    There is power in a name.In Human Trafficking, the buyer has a name- the John.The Sarah Movement is giving the item being sold aname, a voice and a personal story to help identify localvictims. The public needs to know and understand thatthere is a person behind every article’s headline.‘Sarah’ means Princess of All People- from its Hebreworigins. This is the goal of the Sarah Movement: To callon the community to redeem these girls/women to theirrightful place- loved. We will partner with existing servic-es for juveniles and fill in the gap for transitional servic-es for adults. In the power of a unified community, thereis no age limit to redemptions.On November 7th, a group of speakers and a con-cert event will help our community better under-stand at Coral Springs Center for the Arts. The

    event, “Bring Sarah Home,” will benefit the openingof a local safe house. There is a local need for thistype of service. Florida ranks in the top 3 for the

    nation's Human Trafficking cases.So, who is Sarah?“Sarah” was 12 years old when she enjoyed joiningclubs and started to be a little more active in our com-munity. She was cheerful and eager to help. She neverleft Coral Springs and trusted the leaders around her.'He' was a mid-20’s charismatic man that saw her inse-curities and desire to be accepted. It started as a friend-ship in her mind- He was ‘grooming’ her. He gained hertrust and began to criticize some of her actions andreward others. He praised her and gave her spendingmoney, then verbally abused her. He set her schedule,told her what to wear and said he loved her. After herrescue, it took her years to realize this was not love.More of this personal story and others like it will beshared through safe and appropriate channels likeevents for awareness and training.Sadly, “Sarah’s” story is not unique in our community.More and more children and young women are beinglured into the human trafficking industry every day. Thisis a growing problem that crosses all social and eco-nomic classes, and it’s happening right here in CoralSprings, our own backyard, to our own children.

    Human trafficking is the commoditization of humans, a32 Billion dollar industry worldwide. According to theNational Report on Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking, atleast 100,000 children are used in prostitution every yearin the United States (NCMEC), with an average age ofentry into the industry of 13 years old. American childrenare easy targets, pre-teen and adolescent girls are espe-cially susceptible to the deception of traffickers. They’retargeted in malls, in their schools, by men they date, andeven in their friend’s homes. Because we as a community are so unaware of what isgoing on around us, our children have become easy tar-gets. Attending the November 7th event or gettinginvolved with The Sarah Movement will help you becomemore aware and equipped to respond.Human Trafficking is modern day slavery. Criminalizedunder both federal and Florida law, it is defined as thetransporting, soliciting, recruiting, harboring, providing, orobtaining of another person for transport; for the purpos-es of forced labor, domestic servitude or sexual exploita-tion using force, fraud and/or coercion. Our “Sarah” didn't end her journey at the point of rescue.Once she was free, she faced a new set of problems.How do you go back to living a normal life after some-thing like that happens to you? How do you learn totrust people again? Severe trauma changes the wayyou view yourself and the world around you. She needshelp and a supportive community. Today, she works withthe founders of the Sarah Movement and other organiza-tions to help people understand and properly serve theneeds of our area. She will turn her trauma into a victorythat helps others find healing. You can support “Sarah”and others like her by being informed and active withinthe community.If you believe you are a victim of Human Trafficking orsuspect an adult is a victim of human trafficking, call theNational Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-3737-888. If you suspect a child is a victim, please callthe Florida Abuse Hotline at 1-800-96-ABUSE. If you cannot attend the event on November 7, pleaseconsider a donation. For more info, see the ad on thefacing page and www.SarahMovement.org

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    Don't miss a minute of this year's 4th Annual Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, ACulinary Affair! The tastiest event in South Florida is held November 8, 9 and 10(Friday - Sunday) at the Boca Corporate Center and Campus on T-Rex Avenue. SouthFlorida’s largest outdoor culinary festival also features fine wines, craft beers and spir-its as well as musical entertainment, dancing and shopping in the new Wine Store.

    The festival features four special events, each with a unique theme. Choose fromtwo on Friday, the 8th: VIP Dinner Under The Stars, A Four-Course Food & WineAffair! beginning at 7 p.m. is an intimate four-course wine and food pairing dinnerwhere VIP’s have their own chef preparing culinary delights tableside and each courseis carefully paired with a special wine chosen by the festival sommeliers. Friday nightalso hosts the Vineyard Party, A Vine to Glass Affair! starting at 7:30 p.m.. While walk-ing through the vineyard this year, the sights, sounds and aromas transport guests toOregon and Washington State where they will find 20 food and wine stations to enjoy.

    The Grand Tasting, A Culinary Affair! is set for Saturday, the 9th at 6 p.m..Attendees will enjoy the finest wines and a plethora of lavish cuisines from more than77 chefs preparing and demonstrating their most beloved dishes from America, Spain,France, Italy, South America, Asia Pacific, Mediterranean and the Sweet EndingsVillage, while peering into the finest automobile craftsmanship the world has to offer.

    Sunday’s event, A Social Affair! is a daytime culinary journey in the form of Jazz,Bubbles & Brunch. From noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday the 10th, friends will be treated toSparkling Wines, Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s all while enjoying live eclectic jazz andindulging in a classic European brunch featuring an array of stations that will take youback to when you were a kid wanting to taste everything on the table.

    Eating, drinking and dancing are not the only things on the menu this year. For thefoodie who also loves to shop, the Retail Bazaar and the Farmer’s Market will featurea variety of merchandise to take home. Event Designer Robert Stanfield says, “Youcan eat, drink, dance and shop the day and night away." With over 200,000 squarefeet of beautiful space, the Festival offers a stimulating atmosphere of delicious fun aswell as Wine Education Classes in the Sensory Garden and Live CookingDemonstrations in the IKEA Kitchen Alley.”

    “The last three Boca Raton Wine and Food Festivals have truly been remarkable,”said Russell Spadaccini, the President and Founder of the event. “They have beensuccessful in building community partnerships that bring the larger community togetherwhile teaching and inspiring culinary aficionados attending our destination event." Thisyear's festival will include a retail wine store for purchasing featured wines, an organicvillage, craft beer village, BBQ village and the newly renamed IKEA Kitchen Alley andIKEA Lounge .

    For additional information visit www.BocaWineAndFoodFestival.comand see ad on opposite page.

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    Seasons of ChangeCan you feel the change that just rolled into South Florida? Yes, fall is here and it hasbrought cooler air and a fresh wind of long awaited change for South Floridians.Seasons’ changing seems to be the topic I keep finding myself in with friends, families,and clients. Last week I sat with one of my friends and his response to one of my questions was,“I sense something new, something lighter, something happier. I am not sure, but I feellike life’s season is changing for me.” He then stated that he sensed something won-derful right in front of him, something he has been waiting for all of his life. Sadly, hisnext statement was, “WelI... I hope I can figure it out”. Oh No! My heart sank as I real-ized that if that would be his only response to the change he is desperate for, he willnever experience what he desires.You see, you were created for something extraordinary. You are on this planet to fulfill apurpose. My friend is also created for something great, rather something extraordinary.However, if he just “hopes he can figure it out” the game is already over.To live out the life you have always dreamed of, you will have to exhibit great courageand tenacity. You will have to be willing to risk everything; your pride, your logic, mostimportantly the “you” that you have been very used to for years.It’s very simple. As you read this you are either saying, “Yes, Michael, I know that jour-ney and yes, it is worth risking it all,” or you are saying, “I want that but it sure soundslike a fairy tale.” If you are of the latter mindset, you are like my friend and you havealready given up. Here is the fun part, you can chose either. No one can force you tostand up and claim your destiny. You are the only one that can make the decision andsay, “I refuse to continue to live in this mediocrity!”Once you are ready to stand up for what you desire, I want to hear from you. Manyextraordinary folks from Parkland and Coral Springs have already stood up for whatthey desire and have received our offer of a FREE Coaching Session. Are you ready tobegin really living? If so, accept my offer and we will immediately get moving towardthe fulfillment of your dreams.If you read this and are still not “buying” it, I challenge you to just take one step, go towww.armfieldgroup.com and fill out our assessment. When you do this, I will meetwith you for no cost and I guarantee this: You will walk away with a renewed vision foryour life.

    Michael Armfield,Mentoring, Training

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    ArmfieldGroup, Inc.


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    info, contact Caitlin Crossin at 954-757-4113 or [email protected] 2014 Coral Springs American/National LittleLeague Spring Registration - Nov 9thIn person Registration dates: Saturday November 9th, 10:00 am to2:30 pm at the baseball club house at Mullins Park above the con-cession stand. For more information please visit www.csall.com orcall 754-5511501. See ad on page 13.Veterans Day - Monday, November 11Coral Springs: Bring your family, friends and neighbors, and joinus for the City's annual Veteran's Day Ceremony at Veterans Parkat 10:45 a.m. Wear your patriotic colors and support those whoserved our country. The ceremony will include speeches by veter-ans and politicians, a 21-gun salute, placing of wreath and raisingof the military and United States flags. The park is located at 8601Royal Palm Blvd., just east of University Drive. For more info call954-345-2200.Parkland: Veterans Day celebration begins at 9 AM with a ribboncutting and ceremony for the opening of the NEW Veterans Parklocated adjacent to the Parkland Library. Following the ribbon cut-ting, the Mayor and City Commissioners will address the assem-bled guests followed by a flag raising ceremony and a rendition oftaps.  For more info, call 954-753-5040.Veterans Evening Salute - Monday, Nov. 11thThe Country Club of Coral Springs hosts this patriotic concert thatstarts at 6PM, with an exclusive VIP reception that begins at 5:15PM. Tickets are $25 per person which includes one drink and lightappetizers. J.P. Taravella Band will perform a Military MusicalSalute and singer Susan Ashley will be performing on the Green.All proceeds will go to Operation Homefront. The Country Club ofCoral Springs is at 10800 W. Sample Rd. For more information call954-344-1162.Parkland Movies In The Park - Friday, Nov 15thThe City of Parkland knows there is no better place to be than yourneighborhood park and, on this night, it's the Pine Trails ParkAmpitheater, 10555 Trails End. Grab a picnic basket and a blanketand enjoy "Escape from Planet Earth" (PG) 89 mins.! Show time isat 7:00 PM. You bring the snacks, we'll bring the stars. For moreinfo, call 954-757-4105.North Springs Little League 2014 SpringSeason Registration - Nov 16thNovember 16th 10 am -3 pm at North Community Park ConcessionStand Corner of Westview Drive & Coral Springs Drive. For moreinfo. visit www.eteamz.com/northsprings or call 954-864-1341See ad on back cover.Parkland Farmer's Market - Sunday, Nov 17thFor the best fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, homemade bread andother baked goods, come to the Farmer's Market where dozens ofvendors sell their specialties from 9am to 1pm. By the EquestrianCenter at 8350 Ranch Road, admission and parking are free. Liveentertainment and children's activities make this a fun, family event.For more info, call 954-757-4120 or email [email protected]


    Check out even more community events at www.SpectatorPublishing.com

    Parkland Basketball Registration - Nov. 4thFINAL Registration Deadline Nov. 4th. Tryouts Nov. 17th at theParkland YMCA Everyone must attend. Register online atwww.ParklandBasketball.com See ad on page 15Bring Sarah Home - Thursday - Nov. 7thThe Sarah Movement is working to educate the public and help localvictims of human trafficking. Join us at the Coral Springs Center forthe Arts 7 p.m. Bring Sarah Home features Big Daddy Weave andwill highlight efforts against Human Trafficking and educate us aboutlocal human trafficking activity (recruiting our youth and the growingdemand). Survivors will share their stories, leaving you with theawareness to recognize and respond. Resources will be available forfurther education and trauma response. For more details and tickets,see www.SarahMovement.orgBoca Raton Wine & Food Festival - Nov. 8-10Please your palate, step into your stride and enjoy the largest out-door Culinary Affair in South Florida during the 4th Annual BocaRaton Wine & Food Festival on Friday, November 8th, Saturday,November 9th, and Sunday, November 10th, 2013. This year promis-es to be a party no one will ever forget with four very special eventsover the “course” of three days. To purchase tickets or for more infor-mation go to www.bocaratonwineandfoodfestival.com or call 561-338-7594. Parkland Hayride & Bonfire - Friday, Nov. 8The City of Parkland is excited to bring back the 5th annual Hayrideand Bonfire at the Equestrian Center, 8350 Ranch Road,  from 7pm -9pm. Open to a limited number of Parkland families, pre-registrationis required. Enjoy the hayride, bonfire and yummy treats! For more

    How Do Vitamins Affect Your Vision?

    The Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) is a major clinical trial sponsored by theNational Eye Institute, one of the federal government's National Institutes of Health.The AREDS was designed to learn more about the natural history and risk factors ofage-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataract and to evaluate the effect of highdoses of vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc on the progression of AMD andcataract.Results from the AREDS showed that high levels of antioxidants and zinc significantlyreduce the risk of advanced AMD and its associated vision loss. These same nutrientshad no significant effect on the development or progression of cataract.In May 2013, the NEI completed the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2, which testedseveral changes to the formulation. They tried adding omega-3 fatty acids, as well as theantioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin, which are in the same family of nutrients as beta-carotene. The researchers also tried substituting lutein and zeaxanthin for beta-carotene,which prior studies had associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in smokers. Thestudy found that while omega-3 fatty acids had no effect on the formulation, lutein andzeaxanthin together appeared to be a safe and effective alternative to beta-carotene.Studies now show how well certain anti oxidants and nutrients certainly help to limit theprogression of macular Degeneration. It is important for those who have early changes inthe retina to start taking the right eye vitamins with the correct formula. The questionnow is how early should we start to take them to possibly prevent macular degeneration. For any further questions about supplements and eye health feel free to contact Dr Goberville at eyesite vision center. Come by, stay healthy and have your annual eye exam.

    By Dr. Gary Goberville

    Dr. Gary Goberville, Optometric Physician

    Eye Site Vision Center2344 N. University Dr.

    Coral Springs354-344-3937

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