Pub­lisher’s note: Alook back at ev­ery­thing fab­u­lous in 2015

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It’s the time of year when we want to make an im­pact— on our world, on the peo­ple who live in our com­mu­nity, on those we know and on those we hope to meet.

As I was search­ing for ways to do just that, I couldn’t help but think of this past year and the im­pact this com­mu­nity and the peo­ple who live here have made on my life. Every­where I went, I ran into in-the-know and in­ter­est­ing folks who in­spire me and ex­em­plify the spirit of this town. I am­for­tu­nate to ex­pe­ri­ence some of the very best South Florida has to of­fer and for that I am­for­ever grate­ful. Here’s just a few of the high­lights:

Judg­ing the Mis­sArc Broward pageant. Acel­e­bra­tion of love and ac­cep­tance, and a mo­ment when th­ese girls have the power to do any­thing they are will­ing to try. Atrue gift I will never forget. And thanks to Mis­sKatie’s Charm School for making me pageant fab­u­lous!

Tour­ing some of the finest yachts and wa­ter toys at the an­nual Fort Laud­erdale Boat Show. Thanks Cap­tain Dave and Ja­son for show­ing me around the Mar­bella. Now, when do we leave for va­ca­tion?

What’s bet­ter than watch­ing NASCAR? Oh, that would be tak­ing a few (very fast) laps around the track with aNASCAR driver. Thanks to the Coca-Cola rac­ing team, Liane Car­men and Jone Salter for shar­ing this ul­ti­mate rac­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. I feel the need for speed!

My­par­ents, who cel­e­brated their 55th wed­ding an­niver­sary. It’s awe-in­spir­ing to see the won­der­ful world that is cre­ated sim­ply as a re­sult of two peo­ple who truly be­long to­gether.

If sports is the com­mon de­nom­i­na­tor in the world that brings peo­ple to­gether, then shop­ping with Ja­son Tay­lor sure helps makes the world go round! Thanks to the Ja­son Tay­lor Foun­da­tion’s10th an­nual “Cool Gear for the School Year,” 60 de­serv­ing chil­dren went on a fab­u­lous shop­ping spree. What a treat to help put smiles on some amaz­ing kids’ faces.

Be­ing hon­ored by two in­cred­i­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions that I am­proud to be part of: Deb­bie’s Dream Foun­da­tion and Spe­cial Olympics. I ama­mazed by ev­ery­thing you ac­com­plish.

Foot­ball for a cure. With the whole sta­dium “pinked out,” the in­au­gu­ral “Au­toNa­tion Cure Bowl” was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. Yes, it was a foot­ball game, but it had spe­cial mean­ing to so many in at­ten­dance from the play­ers to the fans and to some of my clos­est friends. More than $1mil­lion was do­nated to the Breast Can­cer Re­search Foun­da­tion. We can tackle this!

Atrip to Napa to see my amaz­ing niece and some fab­u­lous sis­ter time in wine coun­try— I mean, when in Rome, right?

Who didn’t love “Dy­nasty” and Krys­tal Car­ring­ton? What a treat to meet Linda Evans at the "Reflections of Hope" luncheon, which ben­e­fited the men­tal health ser­vices of Ruth& Nor­man Rales Jewish Fam­ily Ser­vices. She shared her own per­sonal story and when she was fin­ished, I just couldn’t help but like her even more. She was such a de­light.

The wed­dings of Feli­cia and Do­minic, and Molly and Matt— I just love love!

One of my fa­vorite events, the “Law En­force­ment Torch Run” for Spe­cial Olympics. Hun­dreds of Florida’s finest come to­gether to pro­tect the Spe­cial Olympics “Flame of Hope” and get it to the state games, all while work­ing to in­spire com­mu­ni­ties and pro­mote ac­cep­tance. Each year, I wit­ness pure love, re­spect and com­mit­ment from Spe­cial Olympics ath­letes and of­fi­cers alike. It’s like watch­ing Bat­man run be­side Su­per­man.

So proud of the most per­fect nephew on grad­u­at­ing fromUniver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia — Davis. Oh, the places you’ll go!

Thanks to the Kravis Cen­ter for the Per­form­ingArts for the op­por­tu­nity to spend some time chat­ting with John Sta­mos when he was here play­ing with the Beach Boys. I have only loved him since he was Blackie on “Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal!” Talk about a Cal­i­for­nia Dream.

Con­tin­u­ing the tra­di­tions of at­tend­ing Mar­lins Open­ing Day and Pan­thers Open­ing­Night withmy sports soul sis­ters! Girls who love sports just rock.

Thanks­giv­ing in Sea Ranch, Cal­i­for­nia, and the Gualala hol­i­day truck pa­rade. What’s bet­ter than lin­ing the

I have been blessed with in­cred­i­ble fam­ily and friends dur­ing all stages of my

John Sta­mos at the Kravis Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts

The crown­ing of Miss ARC Broward and lit­tle Miss ARC Broward

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