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Friday, April 30, 2010

Look Again Lisa Scottoline Aventura Book Club

Last night was the Aventura Book Club - a.k.a ABC meet-up where they discussed “Look Again” by Lisa Scottoline.
Marylin, the book club founder, would like to share her review of the “Look Again” and some insight from last night’s meeting. Here are a few highlights from her review. We look forward to bringing you more reading ideas and updates from ABC.
ABC - Review:
I finished the book in 2 days! Wow, loved it. Really enjoyed it a lot and my book club members liked it as well.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

CPA Accounting Firm Aventura


Aventura, Florida is the home to many successful professionals and International entrepreneurs. These individuals demand an accounting resource that can organize and plan complex financial structures. Daszkal Bolton LLP is composed of a team with top accounting professionals equipped to analyze various accounting scenarios. In addition to their traditional accounting assests, Daszkal Bolton LLP has many online resources to keep clients up to date. A quick visit to their website and you’ll discover a plethora of accounting articles and links to their various social networks. They are constantly striving to stay connected and to be in communications with their current and potential clients.

Here are a few areas of practice that Daszkal Bolton LLP offers expertise in the following areas:

Benefit Plan Audits
• Defined Contribution Plans
• Defined Benefit Plans
• Limited or Full Scope

Biotech/Life Science
• Clean Technology
• Software Systems
• Medical Devices
• Biotechnology

Non Profit Organizations
• Associations
• Charitable/Religious organizations
• Education/Arts/Culture

Real Estate
• Residential & Commercial Builders
• Real Estate Management Companies
• Land Developers
• Commercial Agents
• Residential Agents

SEC Registrants
• Financial Statement Audit
• International Tax Planning
• FAS 109/FIN 48
• SOX 404 Consulting
• Asset Valuations

Sports Accounting
• Asset Management
• Financial Planning
• Life Management
• Risk Management

Family Office Service

Financial Support
• Personal Financial Statements
• Banking and Credit Reconciliation
• Business and Personal Bill Payment
• Maintenance of Accounting and Tax Records
• Coordinated Tax Compliance - Income, Gift, Trust

Family Consultant
• Establish Family Goals and Objectives
• Compensation Planning
• Succession Planning
• Wealth Preservation Techniques
• Financial Structure

Generational Planning
• Personal Financial Planning
• Asset Protection
• Insurance Planning
• Tax Planning Strategies
• Coordination of Wealth Transfer Process
• Trust & Estate Administration

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Construction in Aventura

Take a quick look at the official Aventura website and you’ll discover many budget reports outlining repairs. Here’s a link to a budget overview - http://www.cityofaventura.com/AR2009/Budget.pdf There was over one million in federal stimulus dollars that’s being used for Exercise Trail improvements amongst other road repairs. The city is doing a great job at these improvements. There was an amazing repair done to Williams Island Blvd. on 183rd Street - complete resurfacing and redirecting a flow of traffic. For many years the construction around town was by developers, now the city is focusing on the local needs. It’s a refreshing change and will only continue to improve Aventura.

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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Starbucks Rap Video

The local crowd in Aventura hangs out at Starbucks. There are several spots around Aventura that pour Starbucks coffee and offer the Starbucks experience. These include Starbucks locations and the kiosk in the Aventura Mall as well as the cafe in Barnes and Noble. Many residents have made Starbucks a part of their everyday routine, they’re known as regulars. The other day I visited the Starbucks in the Fresh Market plaza on the South side of Aventura. This Starbucks location was recently remodeled and it looks amazing.

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Floods in Aventura?

Every time it rains Aventura gets flooded, a life jacket is a must. The parking lots at most plazas become a car trap. Biscayne also is a nightmare. It seems it would have been more sensible to spend funds on fixing these road issues than working on the exercise trail. Likely the flooding problems are occurring mostly on private property, so the city won’t get involved. Anyway, it’s just a huge problem that should be addressed by our residents and landlords. It’s Florida and rain is expected. Let’s get prepared. Remember to be extra careful when driving, the roads are saturated with water.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010

What’s the deal with Earth Day? This isn’t just a Hallmark holiday that grew from advertisers and tree hugging people, it was started in the late sixties spearheaded by Senator Gaylord Nelson. It’s amazing that during the hectic national climate of the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement the environment demanded attention. Either there was so much care and awareness or the country was tackling complex political issues it seemed easier to focus on obtainable goals like recycling at home. This excitement about making small changes at home and in the community powered grassroots movements and really worked regarding the environment.

Earth Day depended on the participation of residents in every city; however, the movement was clearly supported by politicians. This is an example of the importance to knowing who your representatives are and understanding the differences they can make in our lives. The City of Aventura has strived to take steps to GO GREEN. In fact, the National Arbor Day Society has named the City of Aventura “Tree City USA” for the 13th consecutive year. To celebrate this honor, the City will be holding its annual Arbor Day Ceremony on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 10 AM. The ceremony will be held in the Gymnasium at the Aventura Community Recreation Center located at 3375 NE 188th Street. During the ceremony, the City will proudly present the annual 2010 Go Green Initiative Awards. The Aventura City of Excellence School will showcase a dedication to Arbor Day through art, music, and drama. (news release)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

White's Lies Tickets NYC Ben Andron Aaron Grant

We all agree Aventura was named “The City of Excellence” for the collection of amazing residents, businesses and organizations in and around the city of Aventura. This didn’t happen overnight and began way before Aventura was incorporated. In fact, many of those with roots from our area have spread across the world to make an impact. The most recent story that hit my desk is regarding the latest Off Broadway Show, White’s Lies.

White’s Lies was written by Ben Andron and produced by Aaron Grant. Both Grant and Andron grew up in the North Miami Beach area and attended Hillel a popular school right outside the Aventura border. This is where these talented individuals got their taste for the spotlight. Ben’s parents, Lillian and Michael Andron, have been inspiring students and adults with their excellent productions for over twenty years in South Florida. In Fact, they continue to produce amazing shows at the JCC.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Homeowners Insurance Florida Information

M.A.M.I. Insurance
18851 NE 29th St Suite 101,Aventura, FL 33180
Office 1-866-729-1274
Fax 1-866-251-3030
Cell 1-786-333-6464

Homeowners in Aventura, it will soon be hurricane season. There are many new homeowners in North Miami Beach, Sunny Isles, Hallandale, and Aventura that must understand the importance of homeowners insurance. These policies protect your home and contents from various perils. As soon as you purchase a home it’s a good idea to speak with a home insurance advisor at M.A.M.I Insurance, they’ll guide you through the various policies available.

We all dread hurricane season for the obvious reasons – the potential destruction is frightening. It’s a good idea to speak with a M.A.M.I. Insurance agent in Aventura to understand how hurricane season affects your ability to get home insurance. Typically, insurance companies make it difficult to get homeowners insurance during hurricane season or when a hurricane is looming. These are considered high-risk times. It’s best to speak with an Aventura insurance agent way before hurricane season begins.

Types of Homeowner Insurance Policies – Read More on Homeowners Insurance
Currently, the ISO has seven standardized homeowners insurance forms in general use, most Floridians will only use the following 4:

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