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Aventura’s Emalie Belokon to represent USA at Maccabiah Games in Israel | Miami Herald

Emalie Belokon, 16, of Aventura was selected to represent Team USA in karate at the 20th Maccabiah Games. This Olympic-style event for Jewish athletes from around the world is June 27-July 18 in Israel. “For me, karate is a form of art that allows me to express my creativity,” she said. “It is wonderful to have that feeling of knowing that there is always an opportunity to learn more, and there is always room to grow. I love karate with all my heart, and I feel incredibly honored to have been chosen to represent my country through karate.” Born and raised in South Florida, Belokon trains at DB Karate School under the direction of Sensei Demian Bermudez in Sunny Isles Beach. “I am thankful to have as my Sensei-instructor Demian Bermudez,” she said. “He has played a big part in my success, as he has been a great motivator who believes that I have what it takes to go all the way, and it is with great admiration that I say he is truly an inspiration. “I am lucky that I found such a great karate academy, DB Karate School, where it teaches not only the fun of karate as sport but also its philosophy, values and traditions of Japanese karate.” Belokon has competed locally and nationally, winning numerous medals and trophies. She is an AAU national champion in...

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Key West for the active Miamian

“72 Hours in Paradise” By: Liza M. Santana Miamians have long known of the gorgeous paradise that serves as a wonderful “quick weekend getaway.” By hopping in a car for few short hours, you will be relaxed just by the site of the palm-lined streets, gingerbread mansions, conch houses, and what seems to be perfect weather all the time. If you are looking for some history, head over to the John Audubon House or Ernest Hemingway’s home which is open for the public to visit. From tons of entertainment to eclectic art, theater, Key West is still one of the most beloved places for the active Miami professional. From water excursions, late night parties, beaches, fabulous resorts, Key West has a little something for everyone. In three days, one can grasp what this welcoming city has to offer. Key West, can serve as a rest and relaxation spot, a romantic interlude with your other half or just a way to learn more about Florida but in a very casual setting. Never a hassle, you can check out attractions on foot or via popular favorite forms of transportation, like scooters, pedi-cabs, bicycles, tour trains, and trolleys. The “southernmost” spot is perfect for the active Miami professional looking to disconnect under some blue skies and enjoying some of the great things Key West has to offer to include watersports, fishing, diving,...

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Transportation

Taxi Yellow Cab 305.444.4444 Super Yellow Cab 305.888.7777 Flamingo Taxi 305.599.9999 Diamond Taxi 305.545.5555 Crown Taxi 305.445.5555 Services from airports, cruise terminals and beaches South Florida Shuttle 954.227.0311 / www.southfloridashuttles.com South Florida Ground Transportation 800.343.0513 / miamicartransportation.com Go Airport Shuttle & Executive Car Service 800.244.8252 / www.go-airportshuttle.com Covering from Palm Beach to Miami. Easy Shuttle 800.707.7281 / geteasyshuttle.com SuperShuttle 305.871.2000 / www.supershuttle.com American Shuttle 305.871.1000 / www.americanshuttle.com Transportation around Florida The Florida Express Bus 888.872.9992 / www.thefloridaexpressbus.com Amtrak www.amtrak.com Scooter and Bikes Beach Scooter Rentals 1341 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139 / 305.532.0977 DecoBike 305.532.9494 / www.decobike.com Stations located throughout Miami Beach. Limo Signature Limo 305.717.5470 / www.signature-limo.com Royal Limousine 305.442.1414 / www.royal-limosines.com Aventura Worldwide Transportation Services 305.770-5466 / www.aventuralimo.com Ferry to Bahamas Bahamas Express Port Miami – Terminal J / 866.699.6988 www.ferryexpress.com Bahama Shuttle Boat 888.969.0069 / bahamashuttleboat.com Miami Public Transportation Metrobus http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/metrobus.asp Metrorail http://www.miamidade.gov/transit/metrorail.asp...

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Miami is an international destination that people desire to visit, vacation, explore the nightlife, create businesses and indulge by living the exotic lifestyle of tropical beaches in combination with having access to big city. Each community within Miami offers something a little different. Whether you are looking for ocean front living or small town charm, the communities within Miami will meet all of your expectations. Aventura is one of the most prestigious communities located in the north, having prominent oceanfront properties and convenient access to boat marinas and beaches. Aventura allows its residents to indulge in a luxurious lifestyle. It’s next door neighbor, Sunny Isles, is a beautiful community with ocean front property that will even impress the elite. Easy access to the beach, restaurants and fun attracts many to this beautiful community. Brickell, is known as the finance district and is located within the downtown area. Brickell’s convenient location provides access to transportation like the metro rail and metro bus system, and is filled with fabulous restaurants and a spectacular night scene. Coconut Grove is one of the only places in Miami that you can find the good-old Florida boys drinking a beer after being on a boat all day. The Grove is definitely more of a bohemian crowd but never-the-less, the foliaged area is a great place to raise a family and live the boater’s lifestyle. The home of...

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