Archive for August 2011
King Jewelers And American Dog Rescue To Host “Doggies & Diamonds” Pet Therapy Awareness Fundraiser September 16th
Event to raise much-needed funds and awareness for Canine Assisted Therapy and the Humane Society of Greater Miami
Aventura, FL (May 18, 2011) – King Jewelers—South Florida’s premier jeweler of integrity since 1912, will host the ‘Doggies & Diamonds’ Pet Therapy Awareness Fundraiser on Friday, September 16, 2011 from 6pm to 8pm at King Jewelers showroom in Aventura.
Presented by Delray Beach executive and philanthropist Arthur E. Benjamin’s non-profit organization, American Dog Rescue, the event will feature an evening of food, fun and friendship, all to raise much-needed funds and awareness for Canine Assisted Therapy in Fort Lauderdale (C.A.T.) and the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Guests will enjoy live entertainment and hors d’ oeuvres, signature cocktails courtesy of ZU Vodka, a fabulous silent auction, adoptable dogs, fashionable pet accessories, and much more.
King Jewelers is located at 18265 Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura, FL. The event is by VIP invitation-only or open to the public for $75 per ticket, with all proceeds benefitting C.A.T. and the Humane Society of Greater Miami. For more information, call (305) 935-4900 or visit www.kings1912.com.
About King Jewelers
Established in 1912, the King family has owned and operated King Jewelers for five generations while building an outstanding reputation steeped in quality, value, and first-class service. Today, King Jewelers has brick-and-mortar stores located in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN, both of which have won numerous regional and national awards of distinction. Offering a magnificent selection of fine jewelry collections including the hottest Italian designs, estate jewelry, colored gemstones and fancy-colored diamonds, as well as luxury European timepieces, King Jewelers prides itself in being one step ahead of the trend. In addition, King Jewelers offers on-site jewelry and watch repairs, custom design services, appraisals, estate buying, and corporate gift programs. For more information, visit www.kings1912.com.
About American Dog Rescue
In 2005, Arthur Benjamin was deeply disturbed by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for animals. Thus, Arthur and his five pound adopted poodle, Buddy, co-founded American Dog Rescue to place healthy dogs in permanent homes that are the right fit for the animal and its family. American Dog Rescue is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding a home for every adoptable dog in the United States. ADR is unique in its commitment that 100% of all donations go to the animals. For more information, visit www.americandogrescue.org.
About Canine Assisted Therapy
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Canine Assisted Therapy (C.A.T.) is a 501(c)(3) founded in August 2009 to address the need of companionship and to provide unconditional love to those in need in nursing homes, hospitals, hospice, etc. C.A.T. recruits volunteers and their dogs. The organization has grown to include providing services to not only the elderly, but to youth and disabled individuals as well. For more information, visit www.catdogs.org.
About the Humane Society of Greater Miami
The Humane Society of Greater Miami is a limited admit adoption guarantee facility dedicated to placing every dog and cat in its care into a loving home, and to promoting responsible pet ownership and spay/neuter programs. Every animal admitted to its shelter is free from the threat of euthanasia for as long as it takes to find them a forever home.
The organization has been helping homeless animals in Miami-Dade County since 1936. The not-for-profit charitable animal welfare organization is supported solely by its programs and services, as well as donations, private grants and fundraising events. For more information, visit www.humanesocietymiami.org.
The Experience Auto Group Hosts 2nd Annual “Taste of Broward” Benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (August 24, 2011) –Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale, will host the 2nd Annual “Taste of Broward”™ joined by 15 Broward Restaurants and wine/spirits brands to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) on Thursday, September 15 from 6:30-8:30pm.
More than 250 of South Florida’s hottest VIP movers and shakers will join Garrett Hayim, President of Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale – Home of the Experience, for tastings, and an up-close view of the nation’s most hi-profile luxury sports cars. Guests will also tour the showroom, a stunning combination of style and speed spread out over 30,000 sq. ft., featuring a variety of new and classic Ferrari and Maserati models.
Guests will indulge in a variety of lavish cuisine and spirits provided by Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, East City Grill, GG’s Waterfront Bar and Grill, Solita Las Olas, Tokyo Blue, Lola’s on Harrison, Las Olas Wine Café, Big City Tavern, STOP BURGERS, Panera Bread, Uddersweets, Smart Water, Zu Vodka, Mount Gay Rum, Cointreau, Remy Martin Cognac and more. Those who attend will also be able to preview a collection of exotics from Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale.
Food and fun aren’t the only items on the menu; “Taste of Broward” supports a great cause – BGCBC. While the event is open to the public, each guest is encouraged to bring in a variety of art supplies to be donated to BGCBC. Below you will find a list of items needed for over 11,000 youth supported by Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County:
- COLLEGE-RULED LOOSE LEAF PAPER
- WIDE-RULED LOOSE LEAF PAPER
- 1” OR 1 ½ ” BINDERS WITH CLEAR PLASTIC FRONTS
- INDEX CARDS
- ONE OR TWO SUBJECT NOTEBOOKS– COLLEGE-RULED
- ONE OR TWO SUBJECT NOTEBOOKS– WIDE-RULED
- TWO POCKET FOLDERS
- TWO POCKET, THREE PRONG FOLDERS
- COLORED PENCILS
- LUNCH BOXES
- GLUE STICKS
- COMPOSITION BOOKS
- PENCIL BOXES
- PENCIL CASES
- THREE-PRONG CLOTH PENCIL CASES
- MECHANICAL PENCILS
For more information or to RSVP to attend please call (561) 391-5930 ext.309 or email EventRSVP@ZuckerPR.com
About Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale – The Home of the Experience
Established in 1983, Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale – The Home of the Experience is South Florida’s oldest and most respected dealer of luxury performance Italian automobiles. The recently renovated, brand-new, state-of-the-art showroom and facility showcases the world’s most coveted autos. Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale – The Home of the Experience is the only factory-authorized Ferrari and Maserati body shop that also features an award-winning restoration team. The dealership carries a wide array of Ferrari and Maserati parts, accessories, and apparel. Clients have the ability to make service appointments online at its website at www.FerrariFL.com, where interested buyers may also find a full list of the current inventory, news and upcoming events. Ferrari-Maserati of Fort Lauderdale – The Home of the Experience is located at 5750 North Federal Hwy. in Fort Lauderdale, FL. For more information please call 954.607.7928.
Public invited to test drive the all new stylish Range Rover “Evoque”
MIAMI, FL (August 8, 2011) –Warren Henry Automotive Group invites South Floridians to say hello to the car that will redefine Range Rover for the sensible yet luxurious urban world. The all-new smallest Range Rover ever, the Evoque is a cross coupe, inspired from some of the most exciting cities in the world. Warren Henry Automotive Group invites the public to Land Rover North Dade and Land Rover South Dade to experience the highly anticipated unveiling of the Range Rover Evoque, and test drive one for themselves.
Test drives will be held from 9am to 5pm at Warren Henry Land Rover North Dade on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 and at Warren Henry Land Rover South Dade on Thursday, August 25, 2011. The Evoque offers unique design, premium technologies and compact size. This will give prospective buyers and customers who have not considered Land Rover an opportunity to see what all of the buzz is about. To ensure a chance to test drive the all-new Evoque please call the location of your choice to guarantee a test drive time slot.
The Evoque, officially priced at $43,995, is a bold new evolution of the classic Range Rover with its dramatic lines, and signature floating roof line. Based on the LR2 platform but with significant changes in key areas, the Evoque will be made available in the U.S. market in coupe and five-door form, powered by a direct-injection 2.0-liter turbo inline-four producing 240 hp and 241 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain accelerates to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds and that’s as fast as the company’s V8-powered models. Top speed is said to be 135 mph. The Evoque also achieves 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, according to Land Rover. There are numerous economic techniques adopted, among them are electrical power-steering assist, a smart alternator that works hardest when the car is slowing down, an up shift indicator, early torque-convertor lockup, and stop-start capability.
Prospective customers may also build and customize their own Evoque with Land Rover’s official iPad Application, iConfigurator. This user friendly and professional application allows customers to choose the Range Rover Evoque model they would like to configure – Pure, Prestige or Dynamic; select the engine paint, wheels, contrast color for the roof and interior; review a summary of the configured vehicle; save the vehicles in their garage; find the nearest Land Rover dealer.
The Evoque, set to arrive this fall, is considered the sleekest, most sustainable Range Rover ever built. This model is where style meets practicality with it being the smallest most fuel efficient Range Rover ever built. Drive this car anywhere and it will turn heads. From whichever angle you view it, the Evoque exudes clean lines and desirability.
Warren Henry Land Rover North Dade is located at 19275 NW 2nd Ave. (Hwy 441) in Miami, FL, while Warren Henry Land Rover South Dade is located at 16750 South Dixie Hwy Miami. For more information about the Evoque test drive event in North Dade call (866) 379-9844, for South Dade please call (866) 413-7426, or visit www.WarrenHenryAuto.com.
About Warren Henry Automotive Group:
Celebrating their 35th anniversary, Warren Henry Automotive Group is headquartered in Miami, Florida with eight South and Central Florida dealerships in Miami, West Palm Beach and Ocala, including Jaguar, Land Rover, Infiniti, Volvo, Lamborghini, Fisker and Subaru vehicles to customers. Warren Henry’s corporate office is located at 20800 NW 2nd Avenue (Hwy 441) in Miami. For more information, call 888-856-3113 or visit WarrenHenryAuto.com.
Bella Thorne, Star of the Disney Channel Original Series “SHAKE IT UP” To Host Meet And Greet And Autograph Signings During YoBlendz and JUICEBLENDZ Boca Raton And Fort Lauderdale Grand Opening Celebrations
Events to feature family-friendly activities and provide South Florida families and fans with the chance to get up close and personal with Bella Thorne
WESTON, FL (August 12, 2011) – YoBlendz, a healthy self-serve frozen yogurt franchise blending nature’s best with all the rest, is pleased to announce that South Florida-native Bella Thorne, Star of the Disney Channel Original Series “Shake It Up” will entertain two meet and greet and autograph signings on Saturday, August 27, 2011. The first appearance will take place from 11am to 12:30pm at the new YoBlendz store at 20423 State Road 7 in Mission Bay Plaza in Boca Raton. The second appearance will take place from 1:30pm to 3pm at the first ever joint JUICEBLENDZ/YoBlendz store located at 1465 SE 17th Street in the Southport Shopping Center in Fort Lauderdale. The meet and greet and autograph signings will mark the official grand opening for each of the new locations.
Each official grand opening celebration will feature a variety of family-friendly activities including a live DJ, face painting, a balloon artist, and more. This will mark Thorne’s second time appearing at a YoBlendz location. More than 1,000 South Floridians came out for her first appearance during the YoBlendz Weston official grand opening celebration back in February, when the hit Disney starlet entertained a meet and greet and autograph signing for fans in the Weston area, where she was born and raised.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating our latest grand openings yet again with Bella Thorne,” said Adam Ogden, founder and CEO of both the JUICEBLENDZ and YoBlendz franchises. “We had a tremendous turnout last time she appeared here in South Florida for her fans, and we anticipate the same for the appearances in Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. We encourage South Florida families to get here early for their chance to meet the hit Disney starlet for themselves.”
Starring in the Disney Channel Original Series “Shake It Up” that premiered on Sunday November 7th, Bella Thorne is undeniably a hot rising young star. “Shake It Up” premiered to 6.2 million viewers making it Disney Channel’s 2nd highest rated series premiere to date and is now Disney Channel’s highest rated series ever among tweens 9-14. Thorne has had past starring roles in “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Entourage,” “Big Love,” “In The Motherhood,” “October Road,” “Little Monk,” and “The O.C.,” and is thrilled to be returning to her native South Florida to entertain fans at the YoBlendz and JUICEBLENDZ grand opening celebrations.
The YoBlendz Boca and JUICEBLENDZ/YoBlendz Fort Lauderdale official grand opening celebrations will be held from 11am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 3pm, respectively, on Saturday, August 27, 2011. A minimum purchase of one smoothie is required per autograph, with autographs available on a first come, first serve basis. A portion of proceeds from all sales will benefit the YoBlendz Foundation, which provides food and education to impoverished and underprivileged children. For more information, please call 954.217.3014 or visit yoblendz.com or juiceblendz.com.
YoBlendz franchises its unique brand of ‘Make Yourself Happy’ self-serve frozen yogurt treats in a fun and innovative, family-friendly atmosphere. Headquartered in Weston, Florida, the company began franchising in 2010. Currently, YoBlendz has five locations in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Sunrise and Weston, with plans to open additional sites in South Florida and throughout the country in 2011. For franchising opportunities and additional information, please call 954.217.3014 or visit YoBlendz.com.
JUICEBLENDZ franchises its unique brand of delicious and nutritious, all-natural smoothiez, juicez, eatz and dietary supplementz in a family-friendly atmosphere. JUICEBLENDZ differs from its competition in that it uses only natural ingredients – no sugary mixes or frozen purees. Based in South Florida, the company began franchising in 2005 and currently has 17 sites, with plans to open additional locations in 2011 throughout the country. For more information, visit juiceblendz.com or call toll free at 866.J.Blendz (525.3639).
About Bella Thorne
Starring in the Disney Channel Original Series “Shake It Up” that premiered on Sunday November 7th, Bella Thorne is undeniably a hot rising young star. One half of a dynamic duo, Bella plays aspiring dancer Cece Jones who lands a role as a back-up dancer on her favorite show “Shake It Up, Chicago.” “Shake It Up” premiered to 6.2 million viewers making it Disney Channel’s 2nd highest rated series premiere to date and is now Disney Channel’s highest rated series ever among tweens 9-14.
Bella is a 3 time nominee and 2008 recipient of Best Supporting Young Actor Award with past starring roles in “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “Entourage,” “Big Love,” “In The Motherhood,” “October Road,” and the popular “Little Monk.” Before moving audiences worldwide to tears in a groundbreaking performance on FOX’s “The O.C.,” this Florida-native took center stage as the only spokesperson for Texas Instruments, the face of major brands and designers as Ralph Lauren, H&M, Guess, Limited’s Justice, GAP and Aldo. With an irresistible draw and mesmerizingly innocent gaze, modeling comes naturally to Bella, who, with a head tilt and wink, has graced the covers of many national and international catalog covers while appearing in over 60 commercials worldwide.
A budding philanthropist, Bella devotes any free time she has to helping The Nomad Organization, her personal charity that works to providing aid to children in Africa. Still a kid herself, Bella has a weak spot for children’s charities and makes an effort to do what she can to make sure all children have the same opportunities to succeed as she did.
When she’s not modeling for top designers, booking roles on award-winning TV shows or landing lead slots in box-office hits, Bella enjoys all things active—dancing, playing soccer, playing with any of her multiple pets and of course, spending time with her superstar family.
More than 500 South Florida motorcycle enthusiasts enjoyed food and fun while paying tribute to the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson dealer—benefitting the Youth Automotive Training Center
FT. LAUDERDALE, FL (August 12, 2011) – Bruce Rossmeyer’s Sunrise & Ft. Lauderdale Harley-Davidson dealerships, held their 2nd Annual South Florida Memorial Ride which paid tribute to the late Bruce Rossmeyer by celebrating his life on July 30, 2011. More than 500 Harley enthusiasts and Bruce Rossmeyer supporters gathered at Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson for a police escorted motorcycle ride where more than 200 riders and passengers lined up their bikes ready to ride in Bruce’s honor. Benefitting the Youth Automotive Training Center (YATC), the event raised over $2,400 for one of Bruce Rossmeyer’s most beloved organizations.
The Memorial Ride departed at 5:15pm from Harley Davidson in Fort Lauderdale. Riders were led by the bright lights of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department and an orange Harley-decorated monster truck, appropriately towing Bruce Rossmeyer’s favorite motorcycle. The ride shut down the streets taking them approximately 30 miles west to Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson in Sunrise.
Upon arrival at the Sunrise dealership, fans were greeted with a true celebration of Rossmeyer’s life. Guests feasted on a Country BBQ and enjoyed the sounds of the Marshall Brother’s Band. The event also featured heart-felt words and many thanks from Will Rossmeyer, Bruce’s son; Scott Wagner, Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson Sunrise General Manager; Terry Routley, YATC Executive Director; and a video memorial tribute commemorating Bruce’s life.
On July 30th 2009, while heading to the Sturgis biker rally in South Dakota, Bruce died in a motorcycle accident. His remarkable business success was matched only by his dedication to family, and his zest for life. Bruce’s passion was motorcycles, but family was his first love. As wide-ranging as his business empire grew to be, it always remained, at heart, a family business. All five of Bruce’s children — Mandy, Wendy, Randy, Will, and Shelly – have throughout their lives been actively involved in the family business. Bruce’s appetite for life and the way in which he lived it are legendary, but what he will be most remembered for by those who knew and loved him was his total devotion to his family. His wife, Sandy and the family’s greatest wish is to continue Bruce’s legacy of giving.
Bruce Rossmeyer’s Harley-Davidson dealerships include the legendary Daytona Beach location, as well as the famed Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley–Davidson located in Ormond Beach at Destination Daytona, the World’s Largest Harley-Davidson dealership, in addition to 9 other nation-wide locations. The Rossmeyer’s are dedicated to carrying on the family tradition, where the dealers are the lifelines to the customers. Employees at the stores provide clients with the knowledge, service and information necessary to get riders on the road. Bruce Rossmeyer Harley-Davidson serves South Florida with two locations in Fort Lauderdale and Sunrise. For more information, please call Bruce Rossmeyer’s Fort Lauderdale Harley-Davidson at (954) 724-2800 or visit www.BruceRossmeyerH-D.com. \