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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Golf Course in Aventura

Get in shape and back on track. The golf course in Aventura is surrounded by a path used by runners, walkers, dogs, baby strollers, cyclists, roller bladers, and even the archaic roller skaters. This is the most popular exercise destination in Aventura. I'm an advocate for getting out in the fresh air and taking in the rays. It's the best way to exercise in Aventura.

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Everyone who lives in Aventura is likely aware of this location, it's referred to as "the circle." I haven't measured the distance of one full go around, but I've been told it's three (3) miles. That's a perfect distance to get a nice workout. If you're not familiar with this track, drive to Country Club Drive and you'll see all shapes and sizes enjoying the circle. Some go with a group and others go alone. I've been told it's a great place to meet singles.

The summer is a perfect time to get in shape and hit the track. If you thought about joining a gym, spa, or elite fitness club in Aventura then the circle is for you. Keep it simple and save your cash.

Let's take advantage of the few amenities the City of Aventura provides us, especially the space that's set aside for outdoor recreation. Where there's empty land there's always some developer that has a vision of transforming it into a shopping center, gas station, condo, or some other type of commercial structure, with no regard for the importance of empty space inside a city. That's why it's vital that we use this space and voice its value to our friends.

I know you've been thinking about taking that stroll or jog around the golf course. Hope to see you there.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Atlantic One at The Point Aventura Florida

There are many luxury condos in Aventura, Florida 33180. One of the most exclusive and luxurious buildings is Atlantic One at The Point. It's a privilege to be able to live in an apartment at Atlantic One. This building is located near the Waterways shops and restaurants. The address is 21200 Point Place Aventura, Fl. 33180. Atlantic One at the Point is a perfect condo community for anyone seeking a lifestyle above the rest.

The best way to decide if this is the place for you is to search the condos for sale at Atlantic One at The Point. You will get an idea of prices and views - the views are amazing. There are rentals in Atlantic One at The Point and many rent at Atlantic One to make sure the condo community is perfect for them.

The residents selling a condo in Atlantic One at The Point usually are selling their condo to downsize or they're moving from Aventura, Florida. Rarely does anyone put their condos for sale at Atlantic One because they don't like living there anymore. That's what makes Atlantic One a condo with stable residents that form a community, because people love living at Atlantic One The Point. Ask any realtor or real estate broker working with the buyers, sellers, and renters in Atlantic One and they tell you that this is a great place to call home.

Monday, June 23, 2008

George Carlin Remembered

This morning I woke up to sadly discover that the great comedian George Carlin passed away last night, he was 71. He was one of the most influential comics and a genius with words. Carlin had a perfect delivery that was able to take his audience on a roller coaster ride of laughter.

George Carlin was not only carving new joke premises and original structure, but he was also responsible for challenging America's concept of what is considered obscene. He was the topic of a Supreme Court case - FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION v. PACIFICA FOUNDATION, 438 U.S. 726, 98 S.Ct. 3026 (1978). He has an act known in short as "Seven Words," a brilliant word play.

I found this YouTube video of George Carlin performing his historic act. I believe this is the piece that George would like all of us to remember.


Another update from Glenn Fenster

Glenn A. Fenster of DestinyMaker has reentered Canada for the final leg of his journey. Yesterday without a support vehicle Glenn left Marquette, Michigan at 8 am and arrived in Sault Saint Marie, Canada at 9 pm, 175 miles in total beating his previous high of 168.He is now closing in on 6000 miles traveled. Please visit www.destinymaker.org for the latest pictures. Over 2000.

Friday, June 20, 2008

South Florida Music

The local music scene in Aventura Florida is seriously lacking. We need a regular venue to host musicians. How about Founders Park? A place for artists and hipsters to express themselves and create in public. Despite the weak scene, the area has produced some incredible musical talent. Maybe there's something in the water?

Joe Lederman, musician and blogger on Music Binds Us All , has roots in the Aventura area. He currently resides in Orlando, Fl and is the drummer in The Dropa Stone.

"The trio prides itself on continuing to evolve their live shows with tons of improvisation, extended jams and collaborations with their favorite local musicians."

"On Saturday June 14th, 2008, The Dropa Stone held its long awaited CD Release Show and played an inspired hour long set. To check out a superb rendition of Led Zeppelin's Kashmir, watch the video below:" -from Joe's blog article about The Dropa Stone

For more on The Dropa Stone
check out:
www.thedropastone.com/ (Coming Soon)

Support Local Artists Wherever You Find Yourself!

Let us know what you think and comment. If you're a local musician in the Aventura area introduce yourself.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Comment on Posts

There have been many readers of this blog that feel compelled to comment on articles. Many have contacted me regarding our comment feature. There was a bug in the comment feature and therefore it prevented our readers from leaving comments and discussing the issues. I'm pleased to announce that this problem is solved. Now, readers can leave comments!

In order to leave a comment you must click on the article title to gain access to the individual blog posting. If you wish to comment on previous posts visit the blog archive in the sidebar and click on the article. Then scroll down to the end of the article and it will say "post a comment." The rest is self explanatory. This is a great feature that I anticipate will be very popular with Aventura residents.

The goal of this blog is to create exciting civil discussion, inform residents of key issues, showcase businesses, and entertain readers. Comments should be posted when they contribute to our discussions and all opinions and ideas are welcome. Negative or contrary opinions are encouraged, just don’t violate the common rules of netiquette. Those that do will be deleted.

Comments are subject to deletion if they meet the following definitions of flaming, trolling, or personal attacks:

flaming - messages which are hostile or deliberately insulting

trolling - making comments intended to induce an angry response or disrupt the flow of discussion

personal attacks - derogatory, profane or offensive messages directed toward a specific individual.

Basically, be respectful and contribute in a mature and appropriate manner. I will try to respond to all comments and questions. Your comments and ideas are a valuable part of this blog, so let's start today.

What do you have to say?

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Battle of the Bagel

The bagel is the Holy Grail of Jewish cuisine. This circular shield shaped food is a Jewish medallion that would be worn around the necks of Jewish men if only their wives would approve. Rumor has it there's a local man that wears a gold bagel on a chain, he drives a 1983 Buick Regal, wears Member Only jackets, and recently got really bad hair implants. He's the maven on bagels in Florida. Well, forget this bagel guru. I say, "bring the bagels to the people and let them decide." That's how Battle of the Bagel was born. It will be a true measure of water, flour, yeast, poppy and sesame.

There are a few locations to get a great bagel in Aventura, Florida. Many residents in Aventura appreciate the art of making a good bagel and love their bagel shops. After years of eating in these restaurants it became obvious that customers are very loyal to their particular restaurant and swear it's the only place to get a "real bagel."

There are several spots you can get a good bagel in Aventura; however, I've decided it only comes down to two locations for an authentic bagel deli experience. You know the type of place, the kind that serves a fantastic bagel in addition to eggs, hash browns, matzoh ball soup, corned beef sandwiches, a killer cup of coffee, and every type of cookie and cake you can imagine. The type of place that serves matzah brei all year long. The two restaurants are Bagel Cove and Moe's Bagels. I included Einstein Bros. Bagels in the poll as a wild card (photo not available at this time).

Moe's Bagels
2780 Northeast 187th Street
Aventura, FL 33180

Bagel Cove
19003 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura,FL 33180

Einstein Bros. Bagels
18815 Biscayne Blvd
Aventura, FL 33180

I know many Aventura residents have deep rooted beliefs regarding who serves the best bagel. The only way to settle this matter is to have a vote. Please vote and pass it on. In one month we'll know who has the Greatest Bagel in 33180. Feel free to leave a comment by clicking the comment icon in the top right corner of the poll box.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Dentist services Aventura and Lauderhill

Complete Family Dental Care
How can we brighten your smile today?

Welcome and thank you for selecting our office to be your partner in dental care. We are committed to providing you with uncompromised personal service and excellence in dentistry. We want you to keep all your teeth for all your life. Are you looking for a dentist in Lauderhill, dentist in Boca Raton, dentist in Ft. Lauderdale, dentist in Aventura, dentist in Sunny Isles Beach, or surrounding areas that need a dentist in Dade county or dentist in Broward county.

Our credentials combined with an honest, patient oriented approach are just two reasons why many people trust the care of their families’ dental needs to us. We believe that preventing disease will save you discomfort, time and cost. This brochure will help you get to know us better. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. We’ll be happy to help you any way we can! We look forward to knowing you as friends as well as patients.

It’s easy to forget about regular dental checkups, but they’re what you need for good dental health. So, for your health and convenience we’ll automatically set up appointments for you. We want to keep you smiling!

Feeling a little anxious before a trip to the dentist is normal, but relaxed and comfortable is how we’d like you to feel when you visit our office. Please feel free to tell us about special problems or concerns. We have a variety of ways to help you, and we’re committed to being as gentle and careful as possible.

Dr. Constantin Fiacos (left)
Dr. Robert S. Dolgow (right)

Dr. Robert Dolgow received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Northwestern University in 1974. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Public Health Service as a Lieutenant Commander and taught at Case Western Reserve Dental School.

Dr. Dolgow became a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry in 1985 and received a Master of the Academy in 1989. Dr. Dolgow completed a two-year 600 hour continuing education series in Comprehensive Dentistry from the University of Florida. Dr. Dolgow is on the medical staff at University Hospital and Florida Medical Center.

Dr. Dolgow actively pursues ongoing training in order to stay current with all the advances in modern dental treatment. He is a member of The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Academy of General Dentistry, The American Dental Association and The Florida Dental Association.

Your smile says it all...
Regardless of where you come from or what language you speak, your smile is an important form of communication. It instantly portrays your personality, self-image, and how you feel about the people you’re with. A healthy, attractive smile is an important facet of life–it impacts your health, self-esteem and relationships, both personal and professional.

How can we brighten your smile today?

Our Facility
Our office is specially designed with your comfort in mind. We provide many comfort amenities to help you look forward to your next visit with us. Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available if you are especially anxious. Televisions with DVDs and headphones are present in each room for your viewing pleasure. Intra-oral cameras help take you through a visual tour of your mouth by placing your teeth on the television monitor. We also provide cosmetic imaging to see an actual preview of your own “before and after smile.” An updated sterilization facility assures you of the most stringent standards of cleanliness. You will be truly impressed with the time we spend with you! Our extensive training and state-of-the-art facility allows us to offer you many comprehensive services in one location.

Our Office Amenities
• Clean, friendly office
• Convenient parking
• Convenient hours, including weekends
• Experience treating children from three years old
• Games and toys to keep kids entertained
• Beverages, fresh fruit and cookies
• Headphones and TV for your enjoyment
• The office is wheelchair accessible
• Dental care newsletter

Our Fees
We clearly spell out our fees on your written treatment plan. We base our fees on our knowledge, expertise and service. You’ll find them consistent with the high quality dental care we give you. If you have any questions or need more information, ask us. We’ll be glad to help. We request that our patients pay all fees at each visit. We accept American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, CareCredit®, and ATM debit cards. We also offer a 5% courtesy discount with full cash payment.

Our office staff will maximize your insurance benefits by completing and filing your forms thoroughly and efficiently at the time services are rendered. Please bring your insurance information with you when you come to see us. But we remind you that your policy is an agreement between you and your insurance company. We can make no guarantee of any estimated coverage, but we’ll do our best to see that you receive your maximum benefits. Just keep in mind that you are always responsible for your total obligation should your insurance benefits result in less coverage than anticipated. We do ask that you pay your portion at each visit.

We are truly honored by the trust a patient places in us when he or she recommends our practice to a friend or a family member. Our appointment book is always open for someone you know. We can all benefit from the goal of optimum dental health.

Convenient Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 8 am - 8 pm
Friday 8 am - 3 pm
Saturday 8 am - 2 pm
We also have evening appointments available.
For after hours emergencies call our office telephone number (954) 741-4500 for immediate assistance.

A broken appointment is a loss to everyone. Kindly give 24 hours notice if you are unable to keep your appointment.

Convenient Location
We are located on the southwest corner of University Drive and Commercial Blvd. in the Super Target Center. We look forward to serving the dental needs of those in the Broward area looking for a dentist in Lauderhill, dentist in Boca Raton, dentist in Ft. Lauderdale, dentist in Aventura, dentist in Sunny Isles Beach, or surrounding areas that need a dentist in Dade county or dentist in Broward county.

Robert S. Dolgow, D.D.S.
7752 West Commercial Blvd.
Lauderhill, FL 33351-4358
Tel (954) 741-4500 - Fax (954) 741-4797
Email smilebrighteners@aol.com
Web http://www.smilebrighteners.com/

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Glenn Fenster DestinyMaker update

Glenn A. Fenster of DestinyMaker has crossed the Rockies of Canada. 43 days on the road, over 4400 miles traveled. He still has 3700 miles to go. He will be away from Nyle for the 3rd straight year on Father's Day. You can view video of Nyle and Glenn's news reports on the main page of the DestinyMaker web site www.destinymaker.org

DestinyMaker web site has been visited by people in 39 countries and over 700 cities around the world.

"I am not a large organization with small dreams, I am one man with large dreams"Fenster says. He was greeted by the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance once into Canada. He is being followed by a RV, Cars, Vans all given or supplied by the Alliance all through Canada. The Canadian Alliance has partnered with DestinyMaker in 2007 and 2008 in helping Glenn raise awareness and money for their Organization. He was interviewed on TV and Fenster was asked how he felt being in Canada and he replied "If last year I felt Canadian this year I feel like Family."

The Canadian Alliance for Epilepsy besides following Glenn hundreds of miles in Canada has arranged Hotel Rooms, Food, Bike Repairs, Energy Bars, Trail Mix. They have held Breakfast's in his honor, arranged speaking engagements at schools talking to children raising awareness, sold T-Shirts to raise money and has done everything but get him to the Moon. If needed they would see to it. Affiliates of the Alliance all over are helping Glenn while he travels through each Province. What a class organization !!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Summer 2008 What's Your Plan?

Mom, I‘m Bored, What Do I Do?

As the summer months are approaching and schools are closing for the summer vacation, families are struggling with “what to do this summer”. Gas is expensive and funds are not always available. Moms are just waiting to hear those proverbial words “I’m bored, what are we going to do”? Those are the same words that kids have spoken for many years, and as grandparents are wont to say “your children should only be like you, so you will see what it is like”. Those may be the truest words spoken, albeit not meant in a threatening manner but one of “you will get yours some day”. So, what do we do this summer? How could we keep the kids busy, out of mom’s hair, yet doing things that they will like and be educational?

Some of the things we could do are:

Check out the museums- they have summer schedules just for kids and set up special exhibits that kids will enjoy and participate in;

Check out the local zoos- they also have schedules and shows conducive to children’s learning. They know how to keep the kids entertained and for how long.

Check out the movies – they schedule movies for kids during the early morning hours which give you afternoons to plan for.

Check out the water parks which are geared for not only kid fun but for family enjoyment.

If you happen to have a pool, first make sure all your kids and neighbor’s kids are “drown proofed’ which means that all the kids know how to swim, have had lessons, and know what to do in case of an emergency . Then once done, create some pool games or facilitate safe pool activities. Remember, to always have an adult present when kids are in the pool, which means that an adult is in the immediate pool area and sees everything that is happening. When finished, close the pool gate, so no one can get back in when your back is turned.

Other water games may use buckets, the hose, or for “older kids” water balloons.
Other ideas include gardening or planting vegetables or plants which the kids could measure and watch grow. It’s nice to be able to show something that was small and then got bigger. .

You can always invite your children’s friends over, have board games or just allow the kids to play in the back yard. Again remember, to always keep an eye on your children, because you never know where they can go to or what they can do, when you are not available.

Cooking or baking is another area where kids and adults can have fun. Too many parents never allow the children into the kitchen or made cooking so difficult or negative that kids who have become adults have no idea of how to navigate the kitchen. We need to make cooking and baking fun, for all to enjoy. Yes mom, cooking and baking can be enjoyable.

Parents can look at websites or at the internet to get any number of ideas of what to do this summer. Hopefully, you will miss the “Mommy, I’m bored” response and hear the Mom, I’m tired.

Have a safe, educational and wonderful summer.

Howard Chusid, M.S. Ed. is an experienced Career Counselor. He has the training and experience to give Career Assessments such as the Strong, MBTI, SDS and others. He is also a Registered Mental Health Intern and a member of the National Career Development Association, American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association. Visit the website at www.professionalcareerstrategiesfl.com

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Mystic Pointe

Click the links below to search the Mystic Pointe condos for sale

Mystic Pointe is a great condo community in Aventura, FL. These apartments in Mystic Pointe are located right off the Aventura South Eastern corner of the walking circle. In order to enter Mystic Pointe you have to wait on line to get clearance from the security booth. Then once you get to the Mystic Pointe tower of your choice you must check in with the security in the lobby. Mysitc Pointe is a very secure condo community and luxurious at the same time.

The Mystic Pointe apartment buildings consist of several towers - Mystic Pointe 100, Mystic Pointe 200, Mystic Pointe 300, Mystic Pointe 400, Mystic Pointe 500, and Mystic Pointe 600. Towers 100 - 600 make up the Mystic Pointe condo community. If you are searching for condos for sale in Mystic Pointe, then you came to the right website. There are many apartments for sale in Mystic Pointe, you just have to find the right building and the unit that fits your needs. There are many buyers looking to live in Mystic Pointe and instead of typing into Google "Mystic Pointe," people write "Mystic Point." There are many results for condos for sale in Mystic Point, so you're sure to find apartments for sale in Mystic Pointe when you write "apartments for sale in Mystic Point.

The best way to learn more about Mystic Pointe and view apartments in Mystic Pointe is to contact a Realtor in Mystic Pointe, Aventura Fl. I'm a Realtor in Aventura and can assist you in your search for the perfect Mystic Pointe apartment. If you are trying to sell your condo in Mystic Pointe give me a call and I'll make sure your Mystic Pointe condo gets the exposure it needs. You need to pick the best listing agent in Mystic Pointe. If you found this article you can be sure that buyers will also find your Mystic Pointe condo for sale so you can get top dollar for your home in Mystic Pointe.