Greetings from South Florida – August 2017

Welcome to City News Magazine and Boca’s Best Magazine on-line bringing information about our local communities to the world.

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Our magazines are distributed free of charge to the general public with over 65,000 copies mailed monthly through the U.S. Post Office to area residents and businesses.  The magazines provide information on local events, organizations and businesses with the intent of being a positive voice celebrating the great people and endeavors that make our communities thrive.

Below you will find links to our FACEBOOK pages and links to download the most recent copies of each of our magazines.  Below that there is a link to Business Section with local deals and special offers and info on certain area businesses.  The balance of the page includes numerous articles from our magazine listed chronologically as posted.  A SEARCH tool can be found on the left for key word searches.

If you have any questions or comments, please direct them to our magazine Editor (Lucy Spielman) at  Our main office number is (954) 255-5226.

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The 2017 AUGUST edition of the Margate/Coconut Creek edition of City News Magazine is now available for download – read it at your leisure on your phone, tablet or computer… DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE



The 2017 AUGUST edition of the Coral Springs/Parkland edition of City News Magazine is now available for download – read it at your leisure on your phone, tablet or computer… DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE

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Boca’s Best for last…

Here’s the 2017 AUGUST issue of Boca’s Best Magazine HOT off the presses in digital form… lot’s of great information to let you know what is going on and who you can count on in our community… DOWNLOAD THIS ISSUE



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Greetings everyone! We are looking for new ways to deliver great deals to you and promote local businesses. We are experimenting with starting a BBCN Media Group VIP Club with a Rewards Program for your mobile phone. We would like to get your feedback and get some initial VIP Club Members. It’s FREE you just need to get the app on phone – here’s the link

Golden years or golden fears: But I don’t wanna get old!

If you are around people who are getting sick, do you take preventative measures to reduce the risk of catching an illness?

Whether you take a vitamin, Airborne, or even keep distance from those who are sick, your natural instinct is to protect yourself.  Why would you not do the same for your body and health as you age? Wouldn’t you want to prevent risk of increased bone loss, muscle loss, metabolism decrease, gaining of stomach fat and worst of all, chronic illness and cancer.  Beginning at the age of 30, we lose 3 to 5 % of muscle mass naturally each year.  The loss of muscle results in weight gain and loss of function.  Women tend to gain up to 15 pounds in their 40’s, especially in their mid section and men begin to notice loss of endurance and strength.  If you know that you can prevent these changes in your body and decide how you will live the rest of life, why wouldn’t you?  Weight resistance training is the prevention tool to maintain bone density, speed up metabolism, gain strength and muscle and improve mood.

As lifestyles change through decades, decide if you want to prevent it, or wait until your quality of living diminishes. If you constantly ask yourself how you can prevent weight gain, the answer is simple and scientific; build muscle by weight training.  If you feel fatigue or notice a loss of endurance from golfing, playing tennis, or even just waking up, reverse it and workout to release endorphins for mood enhancement.  If you feel joint pain, knee pain, or back pain, gain strength and mobility by exercising.  If you just want to stay young and feel good, weight train.  Weight training doesn’t mean heavy weight and building mass, it means you can use light weight and safely tone up.  Generally, ageing is not symptomless, so it is important to take preventative measures sooner than later.  If you are not active, you can gain almost 8-12 pounds a year and increase your chances of injury.  Don’t waste your time testing Spanx, pills, diets, unsafe medical procedures, or even doing nothing in the hopes it won’t happen to you: IT WILL!

As you notice changes in your body and mind through the ageing process and ponder quick fixes, just remember that you cannot outsmart nature.  Your quick fix will enhance the negative aspects of these changes. Do you want to lose belly fat?  Do you need more power in your golf swing, or more endurance in playing all 18 holes?  Do you want more stamina or a better mood?  Do you want to minimize joint pain and move freely whenever and wherever you want?  Do you want to live longer?  Then do it!  Look for a facility that tailors to these needs.  It can be motivating and become something you love, especially when you notice changes and feel better than you did even when you were younger. Preserve your quality of life for tomorrow by beginning your journey today!

American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy

Rootz of Music to Stage 3rd Annual Fundraiser at The Pompano Beach Cultural Center


On Sunday August 27 at 7pm, Rootz of Music Inc., will present its 3rd Annual fundraiser musical extravaganza “American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy” at the newly opened Pompano Beach Cultural Center in Pompano Beach where they are one of the Resident Companies. The show chronicles the development of popular songs that were the foundation in both Jamaica and the Americas starting from the mid 1940’s to present time.

Led by world class Jamaican born guitarist, composer, arranger, music instructor Eugene Grey, the show will also feature renowned percussionist Larry McDonald as well as singers Lady Tasha, Yishka, Gershi, Endel I, Shymane along with the Radiance Major dancers performing the music of the popular artists of each era such as Louis Jordan, Harry Belafonte, Byron Lee and the Dragoneers. This innovative and entertaining musical presentation is staged to demonstrate the interconnectivity of American and Jamaican music, how two separate elements of two genres merged and became what is now known as Reggae and Hip Hop.

There will be a special awards presentation to Jamaican music legends Ernest Ranglin, Larry Marshall, Eric Monty Morris, Evrel Grey, Dennis Sindrey, Charles Cameron and Horace Forbes.  There will be a VIP reception starting 90 minutes prior to the performance for the awardees and VIPS to enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks.

Tickets are $40 for the American Roots of Jamaican Music: The Legacy and are available at  and  or by phone at 954-839-9578.  The event is sponsored in part by Broward County Florida Cultural Division, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, SOS Children’s Villages and First Green Bank along with support from the City of Pompano Beach. Accommodations provided by Sea Steps Suites, 717 S. Ocean Blvd, Pompano Beach, FL, 954-635-5572.

About Rootz of Music Inc. – Florida-based Rootz of Music, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 2011 by Jazz guitarist, arranger, composer, and music educator Eugene Grey and his wife Felicia K. Grey. The organization’s mission is to provide music education and Cultural Enrichment performances to youth in under-served communities. In 2013 Rootz of Music partnered with SOS Children’s Villages, a foster care community to provide music lessons to the children every Thursday evening.




Broward Health North Favorite New ER Pick


201 E. Sample Road, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064
(954) 941-8300

Broward Health North is honored to win this year’s Reader’s Choice award of Best Emergency Room. Opened in December of 2016, Broward Health North’s Emergency Department provides the latest in healthcare technology while keeping patient experience in mind. The 36,000 square foot facility features 53 universal treatment rooms combined with three dedicated trauma bays and a dedicated pediatrics area. Each treatment room is built with a sliding glass door that can be closed for patients seeking privacy. The trauma bays are strategically located next to the EMS entrance in the Level II Trauma Center, as are two dedicated medical resuscitation rooms. An elevator only used to transport patients from the ER to Broward Health North’s six new state of the art operating suites stands just feet away from the trauma bays. The enhanced ER provides more support to the comprehensive stroke center, the cutting edge cardiovascular center and decontamination room.

The driving force behind the construction of the new Emergency Department was patient comfort seeking to provide a better patient experience. Patient comfort is evident throughout the Emergency Department. Each private room features a built-in bench where family members can sit right at the bedside and engage in the patient’s plan of care. There is also a television in each room for families and patients to be entertained while tests are taking place. Soothing photographs and murals in the room brings a calming effect to the hospital setting. Broward’s newest Emergency Room is open and ready to assist you for all of your medical needs.

Kiddie Academy of Coral Springs Hosts Storytime LIVE!

WHAT: Educational childcare provider Kiddie Academy of Coral Springs invites children and their parents to Storytime LIVE! where Curious George jumps off the page and visits the classroom in person! Attendees will enjoy a story highlighted by a visit from the story’s lead character, Curious George. Storytime LIVE! is open to everyone – current students, new friends who would like to learn more about us, or anyone who would simply like to share a special experience with their child. Light refreshments and educational activities for children and families will be provided.

WHERE:  Kiddie Academy of Coral Springs: 5876 Wiles Road Coral Springs, FL 33067

Register online at

WHEN: July 29 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHY: Reading aloud is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development, as it builds word-sound awareness in children. Research shows that reading aloud to young children is not only one of the best activities to stimulate language and cognitive skills, but it also builds motivation, curiosity and memory. Storytime LIVE! will prepare children for a successful transition into a school setting through the combination of learning and fun, which are key ingredients to Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum.

About Kiddie Academy®

Since 1981, Kiddie Academy has been a leader in education-based child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full time care, kindergarten, before- and after-school care and summer camp programs.  Kiddie Academy’s proprietary Life Essentials® curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities and techniques help prepare children for school and for life. Kiddie Academy is using the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in childcare. For more information, visit



Joseph Buchino – The King of Restoration

Restoration_One_rc2017_fpDid you know…  Rather than using your savings to fix damages to your property caused by plumbing, A/C or roof accidents, you may be covered by your homeowners insurance.

Restoration 1 provides high value and will properly evaluate the costs of your work to secure the coverage you deserve from insurance companies. Restoration 1 charges competitive rates that will not create problems or legal issues with your insurance company.  If you are paying out of pocket, you can be sure of getting a fair rate and high quality service.

Restoration 1 of Parkland is the premier expert in south Florida and will help you restore your home to better than new conditions.  DO NOT be misled by adjusters and contractors working for the insurance company. They are NOT on your side, we are!
Residential properties, all the way to commercial/industrial properties, Restoration 1 of Parkland has you covered. Even if you are not sure if you should call us, CALL US! We work for you and not the insurance company. Call today for a FREE INSPECTION!
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2017 Reader’s Choice Award Winners

2017 City News Reader’s Choice Award issue is now available. You can download a digital copy of the entire special edition and find out who our readers voted for as their favorites in a variety of categories. We printed ballots in the magazines for several months and ballots were available at many local spots – at the beginning of June we added up all the votes. Find out who our reader’s pick when they are choosing a local business to go to. Here’s the link: