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Regis Philbin

COVER STORY:

Everybody Knows Regis

Written by Francesca Franco

With more than 50 years in broadcasting under his belt, and nearly 17,000 hours on air (he’s officially in the Guinness Book for that one), Regis Philbin is that rare entertainer that just about everybody knows.

 

The Grand Bahama:

Grand Living and Giving

Written by Jordi Burton

Want to do more than pamper yourself when you arrive? Hidden within the island’s vast attractions is a shining opportunity:  volunteering. Diane Cacciatore knows all about that.  “It all started on a family vacation to the Grand Bahamas.  I spotted three children sitting in a car under a bridge and wanted to help.”  
 

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 Thrillanthropists:

House Blend Cafe

Eat Good. Do Good.

Written By Rachel Galvin
 

Josh and Kelly Taylor have been serving up more than just food at their restaurant, House Blend Cafe. For the last nine years, they have been giving 100 percent of their net profits to local and global projects, including raising more than $20,000 to help feed the hungry.

 

Connie Francis:

A Profile in Courage and Generosity

Written By Rachel Galvin

 

Best known for her soulful singing and songs like “Where the Boys Are,” “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” and “Stupid Cupid,” Connie Francis got her start at age 3, beginning with taking accordion lessons. The road was rocky … but she got her big break on January 1, 1958 when Dick Clark played her song “Who’s Sorry Now” on American Bandstand.

 

The Road Back:

Darrell Gwynn and the Darrell Gwynn Foundation

Written By Steve Goodman

 

It was Easter Sunday 1990. The place, the Santa Pod Raceway in Bedford, England. Darrell Gwynn, known as The Kid on the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) circuit revved his engine at the starting line, as he did dozens of times before. As the “Christmas Tree” lights counted down to green, tires screeched and billows of smoke trailed behind his golden dragster. But Darrell would not cross the finish line in victory that day, as he had so many times before.

 

World Aids Museum:

Aids-ucating, Enlightening and Empowering

Written by Jordi Burton

 

It is no surprise that AIDS is a deadly, frightening disease. Every twelve seconds another person contracts AIDS, and every sixteen seconds another person dies of AIDS. Yet, AIDS education isn’t a part of school curriculums. AIDS testing isn’t required for bath houses or sex clubs. The negative stigma surrounding the immunodeficiency disease is still alive today, preventing us from moving to a more educated, less bigoted and fearful, environment. “Six-million Jews were killed in the Holocaust; twenty-five million people have been killed by AIDS,” says World AIDS Museum Manager, and twelve-year AIDS survivor, Ed Sparen. “This is an epidemic.”
 

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Kelsey Janser

Kelsey’s major community service projects include Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida where she started volunteering after her own stay in the hospital.

John Offerdahl

John’s experiences in the NFL nurtured his competitiveness and increased his desire to give back. 

Roshawn Banks

Attorney Banks has spearheaded many community service projects in the county including a senior prom with the Northwest Federated Senior Center and Thanksgiving lunch with the children of the Dillard Child Care Center.

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DUO Introduces the Local Legends

Who Gets a “Thrill” Out of Giving Back

Cover Stories

A typical day in the life of a HEAT dancer seems to have two parts: the part where you’re a HEAT dancer, and the part where you’re not.

The Miami Dancing Heat

Written By Francesca Franco

“You are out of control! A woman is supposed to hog the camera! You are worse than a woman! Thank God, I’m patient!” Lynn Martinez exclaims. “It takes me 30 seconds to check my look in the camera! It takes you a full five minutes!” cries Louis Aguirre in protest. “You are so lying! Oh, my God, that’s you! You’re describing yourself! Everybody knows that!”

Louis Aguirre and Lynn Martínez:

"The Dynamic DUO"

Written By Francesca Franco