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2 6G I MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014 MiamiHerald.com I MIAMI HERAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP DATEBOOK CIVIC HACK NIGHT: Join the weekly civic hack sessions in Wynwood, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, The LAB Miami, 400 NW 26th St. More info: thelabmiami.coll) 1MILLION CUPS: South Florida staltups make pitches, present their challenges and gain feedback, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Venture Hive, 1010 NE Second Ave., Miami. More info: 1millioncups.com/Miami. MEET THE ANGELS: The Gold Coast Venture Capital Association presents "Meet the Angels," with panel discussions involving investors from more than a dozen organizations and companies, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 27, Embassy Suites Boca Raton, 661 Northwest 53rd St. $25 for GCVCCA members; $35 nonmembers. More info: REFRESH MIAMI DEMO DAY: Celebrate South Florida's newest startups as 10 selected companies make their pitches and compete for prizes at Demo Day, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Aug. 28, Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. More info: refreshmiami.com STARTING GATE LearnerNation was selected as' an Endeavor company, KidoZen expanded globally and Splyst launched an app. Read more startup news and views on the Starting Gate blog on MiamiHerald.com. NANCY ' DAHLB ERG
3 ""AMI HERALD I t'1iarniherald.com Blacks mzlst be part oj - Mianlis tech evolution BY FEl ECIA HATCH ER info:!i F1= leciahatcher,com W hen I played basketball in, high school, my coach Ms. Johnson would always tell the team, "We are only as strong as our weakest player, so it's important that everyone is comfortable with the ball." As I translate that to the work we are doing with Code Fever, I have realized that we can't build a thriving start-up ecosystem in Miami without making sure everyone has an understanding and the access to technical'training to take advantage of and contribute to that ecosystem. The conversation about tech diversity and inclusion is not a new one, but it has garnered a new spotlight recently since Google, Facebook, Twitter and others have released their diversity numbers. The numbers show women, blacks and Hispanics are, sadly, underrepresented, blacks in the low single digits. However, it doesn't do anyone justice to just release diversity numbers ifn organizations are putting together outreach programs that either educate people on the exact steps they need to take to qualify for those jobs or create a direct pipeline to mployment, through training, not just for youth but also adults., South Florida's black community is in a state of emergency. Most of Our youth, regardless of economic standing, have a mindset shaped by materialism and the consumption f technology, with a total,disregard to understanding tech, becoming technology producers and being commwlity'change agents. As we talk about t.'e digital divide, we- don't have the K~ access to technology issues like we did fi ve Saturday, AU!jllst 16; 2()j;J years ago -- black residents inelt''\( high in the use of mobile technology use and consumption. We also rank highest on social-media platforms such as TWitter and Instag ram. The digital divide is now on the tech-crf>ation side. Whel1 residents of our most disadvantaged areas in South Florida can see themselves and opportunities within the tech scene here, we all win. Diversity and inclusion issues won't be solved overnight, but we must first ac1mowledge that there is a sector of the conununity that is being left out and take.a public stance on increasing the number ofblacks in the pipeline. There must be the willingness to say, "\Ve don't know how to flx the problem, but we will make it a top line priority." There are several organizations that already are spearheading such initiatives: Urgent Inc's FACES's Summer Coding Program teaches students to build apps that merge public-art spaces with technology; The Miami-Dade Economic Advocacy TI.ust funds Black Girls Code's Miami chapter and sponsors membership for Black YPN' Startup founders to have a presence at Lab Miami; AyanDace Production's new video series highlights Innovative Black Statt-Up founders, and our organization, Code Fever, recently has been given the opportunity, through a Knight Foundation grant, to expand our work fostering youth tech entrepreneurship through in-school and summer camps. We also host panel discussions on tech inclusion and diversity in partnership with the Carrie P. Meek EntIepreneurial Education Center, an outreach center ofmiami Dade College, which is also introducing a new Lean Manufacturing and Creative Entrepreneurship Studio this fall. As we aim to duplicate the startup culture of Silicon Valley and attract tech companies and investors to Miami, we are at risk of duplicating its diversity issues. But we have an opportunity in Miami to showcase to the rest of the world that true innovation comes with a, commitment to diversity and by including the black conummity when we talk about innovative entrepreneurship, tech and fundable businesses we will truly build smarter and vertically integrated cities. Felecia Hatcher is a co-founder of Code Fever and the "Chief Popsicle" and owner offeverish Ice Cream
4 MONDAY, AUGUST 18,2014 MiamiHerald.com I MIAMI HERALD ENTREPRENEURSHIP Radio series to help businesses reboot A two-week radio saries that starts Monday aims to help small business owners reenergize and reboot their businesses now. BY NANCY DAHLBERG ndahlberg(g)miamiherald.com Could your small business use a reboot? The fourth quarter is a great time to put key changes in place for a strong On Monday, hosts Pete De La Torre and Sally Villalba are launching the Entrepreneur Re-Boot Academy, a two-week radio show designed to help entrepreneurs rethink, retool and reenergize their businesses. The series will run in the time slot of De La Torre's usual weekday drive-time show from 8 am. to 9 a.m on WZAB 880AM The Biz. The series covers key areas of running a business. "We want to keep it at a very high level, from flllancials to marketing to training, and everything is broken down to a daily lesson," said De La Torre, an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College and owner of Pete De La Torre Enterprise. Each day's program has a theme, such as "Relentless Marketing" with branding guru Bruce Turkel; "Networking and Business Etiquette" with Ivan Mizner, founder of worldwide networking organization BNI; and "Create and Reinvent" with franchising expert Jerry Darnell. Each segment includes ideas, tips, best practices and success stories. The series kicks off with "Mindset of the Entrepreneur," with Scott Schickler, who wrote 7 Mindsets to Live Your Ultimate Life, and Glenn Carver, author of Stand in the Heat. On Thw'Sday, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Juan del Busto, former chairman ofthe Miami Federal Reserve, will shed light. on fmandal health. Friday, Rick Beasley of Career Source South Florida and FlU College of Business Dean David Klock will discuss creating the culture needed to learn new skills. Week 2 explores networking and mentorship. The series concludes Aug. 29 with an entrepreneur roundtable. More information: www. petedelatorre.com/erba.
5 & 1 2 Markets Ovel'lliew World Markels Market News McClatchy-Tribune AM ET text size: Radio series business owners reboot Miami Herald :: ] Aug. 16--Could your business use a re-boot? For a small business owner. the fourth quarter is a great time to take a deep look at your operalions and put some key changes in place order to get a fast start in To help, hosts Pete De La Torre and Sally Villalba launch a Iwo-week radio program on Monday called the Entrepreneur Re-Boot Academy. The series is designed to help entrepreneurs re-think, re-iool and re-energize their existing businesses. Each morning, local and national business leaders, including the head of the Small Business Administration, will join the show, It will run in the time slot of his usual weekday drive-lime show from 8 a.m a.m on WZAB 880AM The Biz, Miami's only all-business radio station. De La Torre said the series will cover key areas of running a business and provide information on business trends to inspire business owners and give them practical insights. "We want to keep it at a very high level, from financials to marketing to training, and everything is broken down to a daily lesson," said De La Torre, an adjunct professor at Miami Dade College who heads Pete De La Torre Enterprise, a consulting company providing communication, training and professional speaking services. Each day's program has a theme, such as "Relentless Marketing" with branding guru Bruce Turkel; "Networking and Business Etiquette" with Ivan Mizner, founder of worldwide networking organization BNI; and "Create and Reinvent" with franchising expert Jerry Darnell. Each segment Includes ideas, tips, best practices and success stories The series kicks off with two authors discussing the "Mindset of the Entrepreneur," said De La Torre. Scott Schickler, who wrote 7 Mindsets to Live Your Ultimate Life, will talk about all the aspects of getting yourself prepared through attitude and being open to change. Also participating be Glenn Carver, author of Stand the Heal. Thursday, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Juan del Busto, former chairman of the Miami Federal Reserve, will shed light on financial health. Friday, Rick Beasley of Career Source South Florida, and FlU College of Business Dean David Klock will discuss educational opportunities and creating the culture needed to learn new skills. Week 2 explores networking and mentorship. An Aug. 28 show explores trends entrepreneurship; guests include economist Tony Villamil of the Washington Economics Group, Knight Foundation Miami Program Director Mati Haggman, and Carolina Rendeiro, CEO of Right Space Management. The series concludes Aug. 29 with an entrepreneur roundtable. De La Torre spent decades in the fiower importing business and in financial services and previously directed the Doral Business Council. He has been a radio host on 880 The Biz for more than four years, and has hosted The Pete De La Torre Business Hour lor nearly a year. This is the first time he has devoted Ihe show 10 a themed educational series. Partners in the Entrepreneur Re-Boot Academy include FlU College Business, The Small Business Administration, The Coral Gables Chamber, Career Source South Florida, The Miami Herald's Business Monday, WZAB 880AM The Biz, Pete De La Torre Enterprise and Community Newspapers. "The overall goal is to ignite opportunities for existing entrepreneurs, to provide them with relevant, practical information thai will allow Ihem 10 leverage business opportiunities at the end of this year, and position themselves for a fast start in 2015." said De La TOfre. "OUf goal is to do this on-air curriculum on an annual basis. And it's all free to listeners." 14
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9 Refresh Miami I Derro DaY. I Miam I Miami Dade College I on Aug 28,20146:00 PM T!L~u~~!t:t~\, fl, f] u.. N-<-<; 1;_ c~ A:«>.y",,-,, Search 8" I Searc~ Popular searches.. Labor Day Seplem ber Yom Kippur Narrow by date... Select by date» Today Tomorrow This Weekend Thi s Week All Fu ture Events Categories.. Live MusIc Nightlife Theatre Sports Comedy Kids and Family Free Things To Do More» Find upcoming e...-ents and things to do in Miami. Search by category.date or keyword. Categories include live mus LC, bars and clubs, night life. theatre, comed y, sports, kids and family, free events and m a ny more. I Refresh Miami I Demo Day! in Miami on Aug 28,20146:00 PM DEMO Refresh Miami I Demo Day! Aug 28, 2014 at 6:00 PM - Miami Dade College. Get Directions...pAỴ Wolfson Campus 300 Northeast 2nd Avenue. BUilding 7 Miami. FL Tweet Pricing Visit EvenlBrite.com for pricing. Description II's that time of the year again! Time to strut ~ur s tuff and show the communilywhat you've been working on! Join us as w e ce lebrate some of South Florida's newest Startups, supporting local companies 1$ key to this continued growth. 0 0 you h a~ a startu p you'd like to Demo in front of hundreds of of people? Great! Let us know about it here. Presenting Companies (3 of 10) Hello Show (WebSite) Hello Show is an automated appointment scheduhng 1001 and mess ag ing platform for rea l estate agents and their clients. CanUStart (Website) CanUStart solves the problem of hiring urgency. Our sys tem pre-qualifies applicants applicants for more immediate hiring decisions. eventful Events by Eventful Kloset Karma (Website) Fashion Exchango Social Ma rketplace mobile app thai uses points as the cu rrency, and allows users to exchange clothing piece s for points theycan use to get brand new outfits with in their social circl es and commu nities with ou t the need to spe nd money by extending the life c~l e of clothing items and fashion accessories. Prizes - Refresh Miam i, will donate 50% of o ur tickel proceeds and any "Donalion" llckets to the prize pool. > 1 5t Place: 60% of Prize Pool Cash > 2nd Place: 30% of Prize POOl Cash > 3rd Place: 10% of Prize Pool Ca sh - Sweet. 1 sl. 2nd. & 3rd place trophies/plaques. Have a resource that you'd li ke to throw in the pot (i\1arketing, Cash, Credits, etc)? Lei us we'll add }-Ou r donation, and link to you r company to this page. Are you a student? to get your free ti ckets I ~ evenlbrite.com.3, eventbrite.coma, eventbrite.com.5. e,,' nlbr ite.com.6, tickets, Oth er & Miscellaneous, Miam i 1/2
10 MidllliHerald.com I MIAMI HERALD SUNO/\Y, AIJI,UST 17, 201 '1 GrOllps create l1ew Mia111i Arts District Arts execulives at two down! own organizations have fo rmed tbe Miami Downtown Arts District, a nonprofit association aimed at. fost ering commtmity engagement with the downtown and Brickell arts distr ic t ~. Sean McCormick of the gallery and event venue McCormick I'lace Miami will,erve as president, and Lee Ann Lester of Next Levc I Fairs will be vice president.. The group wants to serve t:ultural institutions, mu NEW INSTALLATION: Berlin-based artist Leonor Antunes will unveil a site-specific semlls, galleries,local artists installation at the Perez Art Museum Miami. and studjos. as well as businesses, event venues and n' ::taurants that showcase the work of South Florida and international artists. The aim, Lester said in a statement, "... is to provide artists, gallerists and the public w ith dynamic art venues, regular art programs, and education to the grl'mer. Miami metro area." Amoug the organizations MONIKA BDZIEBKOWSKA giving initial SUppOlt to the Do MINIQUE MARTINEZ gr0 up are Artisan Lounge, SEAN MCCORMICK: Arts LEE ANN LEST ER : Arts JANET DACAL : Broadway Life Is Art, MDC Museum of district president. district vice president. star performs Saturday.!\It + Design at the Freedom Towel', Dimensions Variable, Stephen Gamson Stu <iio!', SeaFair, McCormick J'\<lce Miami, CU-I Gallery, AlA Miami, Florida Grand Opera and T he 'Art F..xperiences.
11 students togetller to attend a food and drink tab). For inmonthly meeting as well as. formation, call : seeing and r eviewing a visit show each month, with tickets or supplied by the center. that.com. The students, who must maintaina minimum B average, PLAY SWAP The association will hold also attend educational a kickoff event at 6 p.m. workshops with touring artists Sept. 19, during DWNTWN and share their experi Art D ays, at McCormick ences via social media. Place,1U 5W Third St. Information Interested teens need to on futu re First Fri complete an application, day Downtown Art Nights,. signed by a parent or legal a Nov. 7 Art Basel Mianli Beach preview, and a Dec. 5 event hig)ilighting Art Basel Ivliami Beach and Miami Art Week shows will be shared during the evening, which will 31~o include live performa.nces along with :nt installalions. For more infoi' mation, contact McCoTJTllck at 30;' , em all -miamlcom or visit /MiamiDowntown ArtsDistrict. AMBASSADOR PROGI~AM The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is seeking applicants for its Teen Ambassador Program. and this year teens from Miarni Dade, Broward an d Palm Beach counties are invited to apply. Running from September through May, the program brings high school guardian, submit a copy of report cards from the previous school year and SllPply a letter of recommend a tion from an edu cator. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Aug. 29,.and selected students will be n otified by Sept. V ; a mandatory orientation for students and their parents w ill be at 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at the center. 1beBroward Centeris 10 cated at 201 SW Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale. For information, call 95l! , browardcenter.org or visit teenambassador. DACAL TO SING J anet Dacal, who has. starred on Broadway in In the Heights and Wo nderland, comes back to Miami on Saturday for a late-rught concert with the Alvarez Orchestra at the Brickell-area location of the Cuban restaurant Havana Collaborating with tum composer and arranger Carlos Jose Alvarez, Dacal brings Cuban rhythms to an array of classic songs, including Over the Rainbow, Fever and Un canto a mi Cuba. The show begins at np.m. I at 1451 S. Miami Ave. Tickets cost $15 for the bar area, $20 for table seating (which also requires a $30 per person... I GableStage artistic drrector Joseph Ad ler has made! one change to his just-an-i nounced season. In.stead of the Louis Armstrong play Satchmo at the' Waldorf by Terry Tea - I chout, Adler will stage I'll Eat You Last in his Aug. 1-30, 2015, slot. The comedy by Red author J ohn Logan is about Hollywood agent Sue Mengers, who was at least as much a personality as the stars.she represented.. The six-play season begins Nov. 22-Dec. 21 with Bad Jews by Joshua Harmo n, followed by Choir Boy by Miami's Tarell Alvin McCraney (Jan. 24-Feb. 22), New Jerusalem by David Ives (March 28-April 26), Casa Valentina by Harvey Fierstein (May 30-June 28), I'll Eat You Last and The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Subscriptions are on sale at $225 for renewals, $260 for new subscribers. GableStage performs at the Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables. For information, call or visit wwvv. gablestage.org. MURAL COMPETITION The South Beach campus of Beauty Schools of America wants to beautify a large white wall at its main entrance with a mural by a South Florida artist. Applicants for the BSA SoBe Art Mural Challenge must sub ' mit their work by noon Oct. 31, and the winner will re Iceive a $2,000 prize in addi 'tion to having the mma! at the site for two years. Portfolios of no more than eight' PDF file pages can be ed to bsaso or dropped off at the canlpus, nm Fifth St., Miami Beach. Artists must be at least 18, and tlle proposal should include the applicant's name, age, , home phone and cellph~ne. Get ' details at VISUAL ARTS Black and white illustrations by Miami-based collective Tropical Botanic Artists are featured in a new book by Michael Largo, The Big, Bad Book ofbotally: The World's M ost Fascinuting Flora (William Mor ris P aperbacks. 416 pages. $18.99.). and they're on view in the communit y mt:eting room at the Coral Gables Museum starting Wednesday. A book signing and rt: ception with refreshments and a cash bar will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. '}'ht: exhibition nms through Aug. 31 at the museu m, 285 Aragon Ave. Call or visit museum.org. Berlin-based drtist Leonor Antunes tidveus a n~w, large-scale instalhltion at the Perez Art Museum Miami on T hursday. Antunes' work responds to the spaces in which they are plac~d. at tlmes mirroring e l~ments Ul the room or using ils propoltions as tools Jill the Jt: velopment of a piece, wilh materials inclu ding cork, leather and nets. Heal' her speak about the site-specific work at 7 p.m. It's free wirh admission to tht: museum, n03 Biscayne Blvd. M i:nni. Call or visit ArtCenter/South Florida is offering AkTsrudies, classes in painting, dmwing, photography, printmaking and book ajts, and jewelry and mosaics from Aug. 25 to Oct. 5. Each six-week program ranges in price from $225 to $265, and registration is required. Members receive 10 percent oil tuition. Sign up at , org or at 924 Lincoln Rd,. Ste Miami Beacl1. Christine Dolen and Galena Mosovich contributed to this report. St?TlJ news to ald.com (theater), jle (dance, pop and Latin mu sic), iami Herald.com (visual arts) or aldeam (jazz, classical music).
12 Author Rosemary Gard based her Oestinytrilogyon her Croatian heritage and childhood e>periences : Prime l'ollne. ',1 1 AUTttOR ROSEMARY GARU Author Rosemary Gard based her Destiny trilogy on her Croatian heritage and childhood experiences 17 HOURS AGO BY DIANE POULTON TIMES CORRESPONDENT A Crown Point resident, author Rosemary Gard was raised by her Croatian immigrant parents in the Glen Park section of Gary. "Around our house, behind our house and across the street, we had neighbors of every nationality, except German," Gard said. For her twelfth birthday, Gard wanted a typewriter."my mother said I needed a sewing machine. I ended up with both as my gifts." Stories flooded her mi nd for as long as she can remember. "My brothers were 17 and 18 years older than I, which equated me as an only child. Libraries were my favorite places." That same year Gard met her future husband Bob. Her parents believed that Bob, with a lineage of English, Irish, French and German, was simply a "hillbilly," Gard explained. To keep the young sweethearts apart, Gard was sent to Sibich Croatia for three months with hope she would forget him. During her time there, Gard said she slept on straw, walked on a floor made of pounded dirt, cooked on a clay stove and washed her clothes in the river. "I was romanced, given gifts and sung to under my window," Gard said. "I realized it wasn't my sex-appeal but the fact that marriage to me meant instant American citizenship for the guy." Gard married Bob at age 19. He was 21. She honed her writing skills under the tutelage of her editor at the Glen Park Herald. "I wrote articles about interesting people and did my own photographs," Gard said. "That was a great time for me. I don't remember the editor's name, but he would have me sit at his side as he went over the article, line my line. He would question my use of words and make me think of a better way to describe something." The couple raised two children, Michael and Kristina."Our adult son and daughter often talked about their grandparents and wanted to know more about their backgrounds," Gard said. "I rosemary-g ard-based- her -destiny-tri log y-on-her -croatian/article _21 a13d02-ccbf-5ac3-bb2a-obab61ac2cb /3
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15 Laila Lalami» Blog Archive» The Moor's Account Book Tour Page 1 of2 HOME ABOUT LAlLA BOOKS WRITINGS BLOG EvENTS MEDIA The Moor's Account Book Tour o Twitter Today there w as a rally to support the man who shot Michael Brown and police tear-gassed those who want Justice. Up is down. down IS up. -I' h(j ul 8 houls " 90 from TWitter We b Olem Prtvate autopsy performed at the request of MIchael Brown's family shows thallhe 'unarmed' teen was shot six times htlp:l/lconhas57bpak " bou t 8 hours <;1go tra m Tw iller Web Client 'HOW dare you write a 140-charaCler comment that does not have the same nuances as a word essay?!?" - Someone on TWitter, everyday. aboul 12 hours.lg0 tram Twitte r Web Cher.! Book tours sound very glamorous, but they usually go like this: you wake up at an ungodly hour, you hope that your cab is on time, you hope that your night is on time, you hope that your seat mate isn't a sociopath, you hope that your hotel room is ready when you get there, you hope not to get lost on your way to the bookstore. All that hoping can be stressful. So why go on tour? Because after a few years of writing a novel, it's very enjoyable to talk to readers about it. I have the most amazing readers. Once, at a reading in Los Angeles, a woman told me she had driven three hours so her daughter could come see me. Another time, my friend A. from grad school surprised me by showing up at my Elliott Bay reading in Seattle. He lives in Arizona, but was in town on business, so we ended up having dinner together and catching up. And I love doing events in independent bookstores because, unfailingly, the staff are knowledgeable, friendly, and always have a good book to recommend. Yes, book tours are stressful, but they're also lots of fun. Right now, I'm getting ready to tour for my new novel, The Moor's Account. I'll be visiting Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New York, Washington DC, Search SEAR C H Category Archives ALL THINGS MOROCCAN AS THE WORLD TURNS 21K followers and Boston this fall. I'm also doing the Chicago Humanities Festival, the International Festival of Authors in Toronto, and the Miami Book Fair. And I'm speaking at several COlleges, in cluding Williams in Massachusetts, Yavapai College in Arizona, and the University of Texas at Austin, Do come by and say hello I'd love to talk to you about my new book. ' Share/Bookmark This entry was posted on Su!urday, AuguS116lh at 5:27 pm and is riled under lile-im! flf >, p OlsOnni You (an follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are Currently closed. BOOK REVI EWS/ RECOM MEN DATION S DEPARTMENT OF WTF EVENTS EVENTS PAST GOODIES TO GO GUEST COLUMNS LITERARY LIFE MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL PHOTOS 14/the-moors-account -book-tour! 8118/2014
16 8/15/2014 Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach - Restaurants and Dining - Clean Plate Charlie - Print Version Celebrating Julia Child's Birthday with Four French Chef MOlllents (Videos) By Abel Folgar Published Thu., Aug at 11 :00 AM Julia Child about to pick a dancing partner. Ah, Julia Child, the original celebrity chef. The relatively tall woman who brought the pleasures and delights of French cookery into the American home through the miracle of television is not only a revered icon of the culinary arts, but an American institution as well. The former employee of the Office of Strategic Services married fellow staffer Paul Child in 1946 after meeting during her posting in Sri Lanka. The marriage would last until his death in Paul and Julia's love was legendary and more than likely fueled by her incredible and hardearned skills in the kitchen. By now, a decade after her passing, Julia Child is a household name. Through numerous biographies, television archives and the book/film Julie & Julia, she's forever in our minds. Is she responsible for the propelling of chefs to megastar status? See also: Hap JJ U Birthday, Julia Child! Celebrate Her loath with the Julia Child Auto-Tune eanpl atecharl i e/2014/08/c elebrati ng j ul i a_chi Ids _ bi rthday_wi th_four _french _ checmornents.php?print= true 1/5
17 8/15/2014 Fort Lauder dale and Palm Beach - Restaurants and Dining - Clean Plate Charlie - Print Version (Video) A t th e Miami Book Fair International. MDCarchives via WikiMedia Commons Probably not, but we'd like to believe that if she were around today and saw the current state of televised cookery, she'd be quick with the slaps upside the heads of the cartoony Guy Fieris and Emeril Lagasses out there who've turned the career into something more circus-like. Yeah, we think so, Julia mlght've had a funny and disarming voice, but her eternal, somewhat exasperated (or was it too excited?), out-of-breathness shows the woman didn't suffer foolishnes ~ eclsily. VVhile it would be easy to pull some footage of her with longtime gastronomic partner and fellow celebrity chef J acques Pepin, we thought it best refraining in our cheekiness to likening them to a Ken & B; 1rbie of the septuagenarian culinary jet set, we thought it best to look at old episodes of some of her classic recipes to build ourselves a nice little dinner party in her honor. Remembe l', get nice and loaded and whack some chickens! s.broward, ',In 11.' 'lch.carnic! eanpl atechar I i e/2014/08lcel ebrati ng j ul i a_childs _bi rthday_'aith_four_french _ cheurornents. php?pri nt:: true 215
18 &' Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach - Restaurants and Dining - Clean Plate Charlie - Print Version Salade Ni<;uise is a hearty, composed salad from the southeastern city of Nice. It's good on its own as a fu ll meal or in an elegant, small portion. Regardless, it is a delight to hear her say the name out loud! I f you can't find Ni<;oise olives, we say go ahead and sub them for Peruvian purple olives, they have a nice brine to them. Here's ho\-',' it all began. Julia's first televised episode was for the classic beefbourguignon or boeuf ala B()urguignonne. Remember that time you bought a frozen TV dinner of beef stroganoff? This is what that always aspired to be. Tasty and filling. Make sure you have plenty of bread. eanpl atecharl i el2014/08/cel ebratingjul i a_chi Ids _ bi rthday_>m th _four _french _ cheuronnents. php?pri nt= true 3/5
19 Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach - Restaurants and Dining - Clean Plate Charlie - Print Version From the h ('llhva~i mark of The French Chefs decade-long run, is this delightful chocolate/ almond cake, the Queen of Sheba cake. Julia always pushed for aspiring cooks to try their hand,\\ p,lslry making. This is not a bad start if you haven't tried. Is there a bclter way to finish an evening than with some cheese and a couple glasses of wine? No, no there is n't and judging by the way that Julia rushes through her fondue jrites, you can see that she <lgl'l'cs and is looking forward to polishing off some glasses of her own. You can almost hear l he sigh when she dumps a bit of burgundy into a bucket to illustrate proper winetasting etiquette. We sighed too. Now that you got some ideas for dinner, there's only one thing to say: "Bon appetit!" 4/5
20 Ag Summit Hosted By MDC Homestead - South Dade NeW5 Leader: Florida City Ag Summit Hosted By MOe Homestead Larry Diehl IPosted: Sunday, August 10, :06 am The United States Department of Agriculture is mostly a big bank, with more favorable terms. That's the take-away given an enthusiastic crowd when Miami-Dade College Homestead hosted an agricultural summit for South Florida on Wednesday morning August 6. The program featured important USDA federal program directors, including the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Frederick Pfaeffle. Ag Summit At MDe Homestead College President Dr. Jeanne Jacobs and Congressman Joe Garcia welcomed local citizens to the agricultural education outreach session. Garcia, an alumnus of Miami-DadeCollege, touted the 34,000 acres of winter vegetables grown here in an increasingly diverse community. "Of course, I don't need to sell Homestead to Homesteaders," he said. Secretary Pfaeffle acknowledged the latest farm bill programming being considered, with federal funding that comes and goes. The principal mission of the USDA continues to be financial empowerment for the nation's farmers. The Florida state director of USDA's Farm Service Agency, former Florida state Senator Rick Dantzler briefly explained USDA's organization. In addition to his agency, USDA contains the Rural Development office, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Foreign Agricultural Service, all represented at the conference. 'The Farm Service Agency (FSA) that I run in Florida was formed in 1933 due to farmers without credit and nationwide food shortages," said Dantzler. "It provided credit to farmers and disaster relief." 'The geo-political advantage of our country is being able to feed our people," he said. "FSA provides farm programs and farm loans. USDA is the lender of first opportunity for direct loans up to $300,000 and loan guarantees of up to 90 percent. Our default rate is lower than exists in the commercial market." print 112
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22 Economic, education leaders to launch regional talent development network Page 1 of 4 MonctJ Y.. 18 AugUSt 2014 SUDsc,,!)e In O'ir weeklv rr~."ihter.):,,1 1~1itlllnIV" ;,e JI(" 1 ~\.11 '.' BRICKELL,.,",,,1 I CI "Iltj, BREAKINGNEWS Mount Si nai Medical Cente l Wel""' t ' ',J~\'i (j " ~lfi)~"t~rnlu,,\ M.lllu.1 Be' ' 0' d. M.D ",H:.r._" ECONOMIC, EDUCATION LEADERS TO LAUNCH REGIONAL TALENT DEVElOPMENT NETWORK OJ' Amy Ell is PQ:Jwd If! Brlt.J..t. \~ a Maki ng What's Good, Even Better! Drs. Carlos Wolf, Michael Kelly & Johnny Franco are proud 10 welcome Dr. Max Polo 10 our nel'llocalion in Coral Gables In response 10 the need to build and retain talent In South Florida. economic development leaders and higher education in stitutions in Miami-Dade County have united to crea te a regional talent development network that will provide internships 10 students in key in dustries and align academic curricu lum with W:;: m,amlpla,trrsurgar) C\1It1 industry needs. 221 Aragon Avenue Coral Gables, FI FlU president Mark B. Rosenberg recently anno unced the launch oi the Talent Development Network in collaboration with the Beacon Council's One Community One Goal (OCOG) Academic Leaders Coun cil (ALC) "Miami's academic leaders fully support the reglon's economic deve lopment pla n and our local Industry - we are committed together to preparing our students for the jobs of IOmorrow," said Rosenberg, who chairs the ALe. 'We are blurring the lines between industry and academ'a with our collaborative efforts to develop the OCOG Tal ent Development Network." The Talent Development Network will provide local college stu dents with on-t he-job experience in one of OCOG's target industries: Aviation, Crealive De Slgrl. Hospitality and TOUrism, International Banking and Finance, Information Technology, Life Sciences and Hea lth Care, and Trade and LogiSlics. Ignited by a S 100,000 challenge grant by The Miami Foundation. Ihe T alent Development Network has received support from numerous local companies and philanthropic groups, including the Peacock Foundation. Recently, the program announced its newesi investment - $100,000 from Helios Education Foundation, bringing the total raised to $260,000. "Aligned with Helios' commitment 10 ensure students have support and guidance IOward high quali ty post -secondary certificate and degree pathways, the OCOG Talent Development Network is positioned 10 become an evidence-based model for state and nalional replication," said Paul J. Luna, president and CEO of the foundation. Beyond creating an internship culture in South Florida, Ihe initiative see ks to address the historic disconnect between local academic institutions and economic devel opment strategies. FlU wi ll lead the program in partnership with TIle Beacon Council and ALC's other member Institutions: Barry University, Florida Memorial UniverSity, Miami Dade College, Miami-Dade County Public Schools, 51. Thom as University and the University of Miami. Go Back SHARE I Tweel 0 Li\(e 0 RELATED ARTICLES Get your Free Newsletter! Your ETiJoyl 8/18/2014
24 You say Miami, I say Me-ah-me I Cannen Pelaez Page 2 of 4 they take pride in their appearance? They're not beholden to puritanical demands or demure pretense. Besides, not wearing make-up is its own van ity. I did get upset when she said Miami could only hope to aspire to 'mild social conscious'. Most of my friends and family work with, give to or form part of multiple charitable and civic organizations. I wondered if she'd ever heard of Camilus House, helping Miami's homeless since 1951, or The League Aga inst Cancer, a Cuban transplanted charity whose mission is to provide treatment for those that can 't afford it? Did she miss all of the Live Like Bella billboards? All through her battle with cancer, Miamians supported my sweet little friend and her amazing family so much so, that when Bella passed, her parents created a foundation to continue fighting ped iatric cancer in Bella's memory. If Miami knows how to do anything, it's rally. Let's look at immigration. New York harbor is home to the Statue of Liberty, but everyday I see undocumented workers being exploited by greedy employers and ignored by indifferent neighbors. Miami on the other had is the only city in the United States that welcomes immigrants, not without some drama, but with a decent job and a chance of immediate upward mobility. You're not going to find a bunch of morons screaming at buses full of scared children in South Florida. You will, however, find people filling up their cars with clothes, food and toys for them. We know what an immigrant can contribute because we haven't forgotten we were once scared, broken and very far from home. Speaking of refugees, Druckerman ta kes several passive aggressive swipes at Cubans which is alwa ys to be expected. They're a Hispanic, socio-economically successful community that doesn't as k permission or forgiveness and they enjoy putting haters on edge. But their 'accented English' must have been so blindingly offensive to her that she failed to see that the kids she mocks are changing the game in their professions, not only in Miami but internationally If you wanted to find pretty, smart, and socially conscious you would look no further than Cuban-American wunderkind Felice Gorodo. After being one of the founders of Roots of Hope, he went on to be a White House Fellow and is currently CEO of ClearPath Immigration which helps undocumented immigrants work through the red tape of citizenship. There's Natalia Martinez founder and director of the The Awesome Foundation in Miami, gifting projects that contribute to their community $1,000 at a time. And attorney Elizabeth Schwartz legally paving the way for marriage equality in South Florida. If art is our history, Miami is proof of what can happen when 'taste makers' let artists bring what they have to the table instead of expecting the same old chips and salsa. Unlike LA, NY or Chicago, where artists are often compartmentalized by race or cultural heritage and relegated to artistic ghettos, Miami artists are judged solely by the merit of their work, giving them the freedom to create organicall y, and the results are spectacular Rosie Herrera is taking the dance world by storm with one breathtaking national commission after another In the theater, Juan Sanchez's plays are among the best I've ever seen. On a personal note, I've had two sold out runs of my solo play and shot my NYLlFF/HBO award winn ing short _ b_ h /2014
25 You say Miami, I say Me-ah-me I Carmen Pelaez Page 3 of 4 film with a Miami film crew that rivals any...~, ~ I i~~ I've worked with in NY or LA. 'IlL The artistic infrastructure is also rock solid support and presentation The ht Foundation is just one of many nizations throwing money at the arts The Miami Film Festival has one of st diverse schedules I've ever seen nly during their annual festival but all long. rse, no discussion about art and its ce on Miami can be had without g the Rubells, who brought their to Wynwood and helped lure Art to the 305. A natural move ide ring how many renowned artist live work there. Miami is an easy home ~ '" world class Marguelis Collection, the ~ a Cruz Collection, PAMM and the, to name a very few. All of these.~tutions have had thoughtfully curated have been as eye opening as been inspiring. Miami have its vapid superficial Ie? Of course. Name a city that snl Does it have its problems? Major ones. Again, every big city does. But they don't cancel out the unique and wonderful city Miamians have created our of a former swamp. Druckerman was so busy looking for ways Miami related to her that she missed the big picture, by miles. Ultimately. Miami is a city of contradictions. A sleepy small town wrapped in a growing metropolis that embraces everybody that chooses to call it home. With every visit, I marvel at how a city, built by refugees and immigrants, has become one of the most modern and accepting places in the world. And yet, as it expands, breaks and regenerates, it manages to become more intimate and endearing because at its core. it's a city that doesn't lose site of what makes it special. its capacity for joy. Which brings to mind a Cuban saying, "que sufran 10 que yo gozo" Let 'em suher with what I enjoy. Follow Carmen Pelaez on Twitter: 8/18/2014