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Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc.

Are you considering the Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority? If so, this review should give you an overall understanding of the long standing history of the Iota Lambda Chapter. The Iota Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated offers national and chapter programs, service initiatives, and other distinct benefits on not only the University of Florida campus, but also in the community.

In 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha began to pave the way for a dynamic change in history through sisterhood, scholarship and service to all mankind. While the Sorority’s pillars remain the same, Alpha Kappa Alpha is constantly challenging herself to continue helping those of the community.

Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)

Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Iota Lambda Chapter History

The Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) Sorority, Inc., the Iota Lambda chapter was chartered under the ETA TAU OMEGA Chapter on the campus of the University of Florida on May 17, 1975 by a group of young women known as the “25 Pearls of Distinction.” These illustrious ladies enhanced the campus with their spirit of sisterhood, scholarship, and service. The chapter prides itself on campus leadership and scholarship, innovative programming, and maintaining an integral contribution in the surrounding Gainesville, Florida community. They proudly paint the University of Florida campus salmon pink and apple green!

Their principle focus of uplifting the community through service, philanthropic efforts and scholarly deeds. By effectively implementing Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Global Leadership Through Timeless Service Program, the chapter continues to leave a legacy of societal enrichment. They enhance the world in which we live by efficiently programming for the Six Initiatives: Emerging Young Leaders, Health, Global Poverty, Economic Security, Social Justice and Human Rights, and Internal Leadership Training for External Service.

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Best Western West Palm Beach Local Shopping Package

Best Western

By Rick Netzel, Director of Sales and Marketing

I know, I know it’s 90 degrees out and you probably spent this past weekend at the beach or pool to keep cool. Have to love Fall in Florida. Did you know we are 15 weekends away from Christmas? You always say that this year is going to be different, with no last minute shopping, and no stress. Well, The Best Western West Palm Beach located right across the street from the new Palm Beach Outlet Mall complex is here to help. The Palm Beach Outlet Mall has over 100 stores and restaurants for your holiday shopping. We are now offeringa shopping package for the entire month of October. Stay 2 nights or more at $109.00 plus tax a night and receive a $50.00 AMEX gift card. Our hotel is ranked in the top ten out of 33 hotels listed on Trip Advisor. We have just completed upgrading the majority of our rooms with all new furnishings and amenities. Come and enjoy our renovated rooms, spacious manicured courtyard and oversized heated pool.Best Western

Conveniently located to the airport, convention center, and of course numerous shops and restaurants. Attractions like Flagler Museum and Norton Museum to nightlife and restaurants of Clematis Street and City Place, south Florida beaches and the world famous Worth Avenue – all of these exciting places are virtually at your door step. Call direct to the Sales Department and ask for the Shopping package. You will thank me come December 25th. Call Rick at 561-683-8810 or email him at

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Workout is Fitness AND Fun in just 30 Minutes


Let’s face it, making time for ourselves is a difficult task, especially when the task we need to do is not fun. But we were introduced to a new workout that “Knocked Out” all of the obstacles to getting a great workout in, on my schedule, in just 30 minutes, AND I had a great time!

This gym is called 9Round. They have 2 Locations in Palm Beach County (Boynton Beach, and Royal Palm Beach), and 1 in Broward County (Margate / Coral Springs). When I walked in, I was greeted by Mark (one of their trainers), with a welcoming “WELCOME TO 9ROUND” and I immediately know this place was something special. Not to mention that the gym had all sorts of interesting Boxing and Kickboxing equipment ready to be punched and kicked. I could not wait to get started!

trial copyMark explained that the entire “Full Body” workout takes just 30 Minutes because they combine both Cardio and Resistance exercises. He also explained that there are NO CLASS TIMES at 9Round, you can come in anytime that they are open and they will weave me into the circuit. They start a brand new workout every 3 Minutes! Mark loves that he changes the workout every day so his clients don’t get used to the moves and not only makes the workout engaging, but more effective.

So this is how the workout works. There are 9 Stations (Rounds) and your trainer plans a different exercise or exercises on each one. For the 1st 2 ½ minutes, you do the exercise. Then a bell rings and Mark yells out “30 Seconds” and this is the time to “Burn it Out” if you have anything left in you. I of course was pretty much out of gas and I knew that I just had just 30 seconds to go, so I dug deep and finished the Round. Then the bell rang again and Mark yelled out “Jumping Jacks” and everyone in the gym started doing them together. They call this the “active rest” period.

Mark was AWESOME from start to finish, at first I was a little scared because I never boxed or hit anything in my life, but he put me at ease right away by showing me the Basic Punches and Kicks and worked with me during the workout to start to improve my technique. I know that I will get better each time I go! And I will be back tomorrow… This time with my wife!

Workout at one of our MANY Locations!

9rheadernotitle9Round is a National Franchise with over 150 Locations. Come in for your FREE TRIAL WORKOUT anytime we are open.

Check them out online For more info, email

9Round Broward (Coral Springs/Margate) – 3350 NW 62nd Ave Margate, FL 33063 Just West of 441, off of Sample in the Best Buy Plaza 9Round Boynton Beach – 910 N Congress Ave Boynton Beach, 33426 Across From Jason’s Deli in the Super Target Plaza 9Round Royal Palm Beach – 11051 Southern Blvd #200 RPB 33411 West of 441, off of Southern Blvd in the Costco Plaza, by Rack Room Shoes

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3 Secrets why Miami Dolphins will make the Playoffs

The Miami Dolphins finished the regular season with an 8-8 record last year, missing the playoffs once again. However, there is renewed excitement and expectation with this year’s team. The three main reasons the Miami Dolphins will make the playoffs this year is improved quarterback play, schedule and that Miami Dolphins defense!

Is Miami Dolphins Quarterback Ryan Tannehill actually better?

Ryan Tannehill showed this offseason why he is the leader of the Miami Dolphins. Unlike other quarterbacks, named Johnny Manziel of the Cleveland Browns, who party and feel it’s their right to do so. Ryan Tannehill spent his offseason (specifically spring) leading his team in offseason practice at the Miami Dolphins Davie Training Facility. Ryan convinced several of his teammates to participate in this voluntary training. The offence will run more efficiently and the timing patterns will be more effective. The Miami Dolphins missed several long ball passes last year that could easily have been long touchdown passes. In addition the offensive line will be better, it can’t get worse. The Miami Dolphins are deep at running back. Yes, Knowshon Moreno will instantly improve the RB depth chart which still includes Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller.

Miami Dolphins Schedule

Sept. 7 vs. New England Patriots 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 14 at Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m.
Sept. 21 vs. Kansas City Chiefs 4:25 p.m.
Sept. 28 at Oakland Raiders 4:00 p.m.
Oct. 12 vs. Green Bay Packers 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 19 at Chicago Bears 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 2 vs. San Diego Chargers 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 9 at Detroit Lions 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 13 vs. Buffalo Bills 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 23 at Denver Broncos 4:25 p.m.
Dec. 1 at New York Jets 8:25 p.m.
Dec. 7 vs. Baltimore Ravens 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 14 at New England Patriots 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 21 vs. Minnesota Vikings 1:00 p.m.
Dec. 28 vs. New York Jets 1:00 p.m.

I expect the Miami Dolphins will have wins against New England (home), Buffalo (home), Kansas City, Oakland, Jacksonville, San Diego, Detroit, New York Jets (home and road) and Minnesota. The Miami Dolphins will have losses against New England (road), Buffalo (road), Green Bay, Chicago, Denver and Baltimore. Luckily, this leaves the Miami Dolphins at 10-6 for the regular season which should be enough for a playoff berth. There is nothing more that the fan base in South Florida need and deserve than a Miami Dolphins playoff berth, especially after that guy, named Lebron James, left for Cleveland.

Is the Miami Dolphins Defense old?

Cameron Wake and Philip Wheeler are only 6th year players and Brent Grimes is an 8th year player. That’s not old by NFL standards. Not to mention Jordan Tripp (R) and Dion Jordan a 2nd year player. People in South Florida automatically think the Miami Dolphins defense is old. The reason? The Dolphins defense has been good for several years! When you have a good thing fans automatically assume that it’s going to go bad eventually. For all the poor decisions that have been attributed to the general manager and ownership, one good thing has been the Miami Dolphins defense. They coaching staff and management have done an excellent job of developing and recruiting very good players on the defensive side of the ball for several years. There is no reason to believe that we will not continue to dominate on the defense.

Miami Dolphins Tickets and Sun Life Stadium Renovations

Recently Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross announced his plan to fund and renovate Sun Life Stadium over the next two years. The renovations have begun and will continue during the season but not interrupt any home games. By 2015 the new seating will be installed, all new! And by 2016 the roof and other amenities will be completed. The project in addition to the Miami Dolphins winning on the field will generate a lot of excitement for the Miami Dolphins in the near future. So what does that mean for ticket sales? Well if you are a season ticket holder, congrats. If you are not, now is the perfect time to contact a Miami Dolphins account representative and get your season tickets. If you wish, single game tickets are also on sale, but limited quantities are available for the “bigger” home games, so again be sure to secure those season tickets!

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Drug Rehab: Where to get help locally?

Drug rehab costs are always one of the first things that come to mind when selecting a center. However, when you consider what the treatment center is going to do for you, should that be the first consideration? Your health, or your families health and well being should always be the first consideration. In Palm Beach County we are the drug gateway for South Florida. West Palm Beach, specifically our Port in Riviera Beach, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County are were most drugs enter the United States. So are you surprised that we need drug rehab centers to treat drug addiction and drug abuse?

Who accepts United Behavioral Health Insurance?

One of the toughest tests in any addiction is finding the right drug rehab program that takes your insurance. Pill addiction and drug or alcohol detox can be expensive. One such provider is United Healthcare Behavioral Insurance. is the United Healthcare behavioral health providers free search tool.

Alcohol Drug Rehab

One of the most popular organizations that deal with alcoholism is alcoholics anonymous. Alcohol withdrawal and substance abuse as well as alcohol withdrawal symptoms are some of the most common reasons for drug rehab. Several addiction treatment centers focus specifically on alcohol rehab. We have listed a few alcohol treatment centers on this page for your convenience. Alcohol abuse is prevalent from teenager to adults. There is no age, sex, religion, or race that can beat drugs and alcohol by themselves. Because alcoholic treatment has a high success rate, you should not wait to contact one of the alcohol rehabilitation centers to get your life back on track. Please note, alcohol addiction treatment may involve medication for alcoholism. Do you know the alcohol detox symptoms? They are shaky hands, sweating, mild anxiety, nausea and/or vomiting, headache and insomnia.

Drug Rehab Centers

Drug treatment is a process that is regulated and proven. The treatment center can provide assistance to you and your family on how to get rehabilitated to the community. We you leave drug addiction treatment hopefully you can be a successful member of our community. As we said, alcoholism treatment is the most common. But heroin addiction treatment and opiate detox are becoming very popular substance abuse programs. Here in Palm Beach County we have treatment centers in all areas (Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, Greenacres, Royal Palm Beach, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton). Substance abuse treatment, as you can see, has no boundaries and the best drug rehab centers can be found through Palm Beach County. With that being said, if you are willing to travel you can visit other drug rehab centers in Orlando, Florida.

Most facilities have a dedicated substance abuse counselor assigned to you. Substance abuse rehab centers don’t feel like hospitals. Actually, the inpatient drug rehab centers feel more like hotels. The reason for this is that they want you to be comfortable during your addiction recovery. Dual diagnosis treatment centers treat those struggling with a mental disorder and an addiction. Several drug programs have facilities for these co-occurring disorders. Detox centers offer addiction help, and many take insurance so you may experience free inpatient drug rehab.

Drug Rehab for Teens

Because of the peer pressures faced in the Palm Beach County School District schools, teen drug rehab programs are necessary. We okay schools here in Palm Beach County but we need more options for our children after their secondary schooling. More classes in West Palm Beach are needed to help our teens have more options after drug detox rehab. The drug addiction help that is available locally for teens are true drug intervention programs. The substance abuse facilities are not regulated by the FDA. So there is no evidence if the addiction rehab center will be effective. Parents hope that the drug recovery program will work to curb teen drug abuse. However, many are mislead to placing the children in these facilities. With insurance, free addiction treatment may be available. However, you should do your research before jumping to any drug rehab program for teens.

Behavioral health treatment facility locators can be found at SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration), a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. For your convenience, we have listed a few local facilities for you to get drug help. Please take your time in considering which drug rehabilitation centers are right for you. We do not endorse any of the facilities on this page and have no affiliation with any of the listings.

Affordable Alcohol & Drug Rehab
2234 N. Federal Hwy
Boca Raton, FL

Christian Outpatient Treatment
455 NE 5th Ave Suite D #285
Delray Beach, FL

Drug Rehab For Teens
777 South Flagler Drive, Suite 800 West Tower
West Palm Beach, FL

Faith Farm Ministries
9538 Hwy 441
Boynton Beach, FL

Outpatient Alcohol Therapy
1128 Royal Palm Beach Blvd #245
Royal Palm Beach, FL

The Christian Treatment Center
4905 Lantana Rd
Lake Worth, FL

The Outpatient Rehab
6671 W. Indiantown Rd. Suite 50-146
Jupiter, FL

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