“Hurricane Season 2017” with NBC 6 Meteorologist, Steve MacLaughlin
1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18th
Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin joined NBC6 in February of 2017. Steve's career began as a weather intern for NBC4 in New York City. He was later hired as a weather producer for NBC4 and for The Today Show where he worked with his mentor, Al Roker. After college, Steve worked for NBC12 in Richmond, Virginia then became Chief Meteorologist at WPHL in Philadelphia. From there, Steve spent six year at KXAS, the NBC-Owned station in Dallas, Texas. Steve has also had the opportunity to fill-in at The Weather Channel in Atlanta and PIX11 in New York City.
Steve has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards including Best Weathercaster four times. He has won two Emmys and has won an Associated Press Award for Best Weathercaster. Steve grew up in New Jersey and graduated with honors from Rutgers University in 1998 with a degree in meteorology. He went on to earn the American Meteorological Society Television Seal Of Approval in 1999.
“Aging in Place – Creating a Forever Home” with Lisbeth Linert, Educator with Golden Age Living
3:00 p.m., Saturday, November 18th
Lisbeth has always had a passion for design, color and art in general. She attended Florida State University (FSU) to concentrate on interior design because “it focuses these passions on the environment in which we live and spend most of our time.” Lisbeth later furthered her education in interior design by receiving a Master’s Degree from Florida International University (FIU) in Interior Design and a Master’s Certificate in Environmental Studies. She currently holds an NCIDQ Certificate, is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, university professor, past board member of the American Society of Interior Designers, member of the Interior Design Educators Council and Florida licensed interior designer.
As owner of one of the top interior design firms in South Florida according to the Miami Design District, LCL Interiors, Lisbeth practices what she calls a practical life design philosophy. Simply put, she believes spaces should not only look good but also function for the end user by enhancing usability, comfort, safety and well-being. This philosophy, she says, “led me to focus on sustainable / green design and become certified as an aging in place specialist because these areas of interior design focuses most heavily on improving functionality and comfort for the end user. Good design reflects the most harmonious combination of functionality and aesthetics”.
As an adjunct professor at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale and Miami International University, she often reminds her students why design is so important. “It’s not about making things pretty, a common misconception, it’s about solving a problem by coming up with solutions that work. The constraints of achieving this are doing it within a budget, within an allotted amount of time and all while making it look good.”
“Property Tax Savings Exemptions” with Marty Kiar, Broward County Property Appraiser
1:00 p.m., Sunday, November 19th
Broward County Property Appraiser Marty Kiar is a lifelong Broward County resident, a local lawyer and an avid softball and ping pong player. From 2006 to 2012, Marty served in the Florida House of Representatives and took a special interest in improving K-12 Education. After leaving the House, Marty served as Broward County Commissioner of District 1 from 2012 to 2016 and was Mayor of Broward County from 2015 to 2016. While serving on the Commission, Marty focused on keeping property taxes low, improving services for seniors and children, and protecting animals -among other priorities.
On January 3, 2017, Marty was sworn in as your Broward County Property Appraiser and he is looking to forward to continuing to serve the wonderful residents of Broward County.
Marty is married to his wife Kelly who is a proud University of Florida Gator. Marty and Kelly have two daughters, Brianne and Camryn, a dog named Cooper and a cat named Rocky.
“Exploring South Florida Parks thru Art” with artists, Patricia Beltran and Lifrancis Rojas
3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 19th
Have your child express their appreciation of South Florida’s park with a family-friendly art activity presented by professional artists, Patricia Beltran and Lifrancis Rojas. Patricia operates her own art studio, Café e Art, is a current an active member of NAEA – National Art Education Association, IIDA (International Interior Design Association) as Associate IIDA, and Weston Art Guild, and Plantation Art Guild. Lifrancis’ works can be found in collector’s homes and businesses throughout the US and abroad. She was chosen as a Feature artist for the Miami Art and Business Council annual event in 2016. Today, she serves as Publicity Chairman for the Weston Art Guild.