Stories written by Barbara Ferenczi



After 24 years, the highly anticipated St. Stephen’s Art Show (SSAS) will open doors on the three-day festival, Saturday February 16th through Monday February 18th with 160 artists This years poster by Rasa Saldaitas was chosen for its magnificent texture and the artists message that beauty is in the everyday. “This show surprised me with […]

Miracle Theatre earns chamber’s award for historic preservation

Pictured at the award presentation are (l-r, back row) Actors’ Playhouse founding chair Dr. Lawrence E. Stein, former Coral Gables Mayor Don Slesnick, Actors’ Playhouse executive producing director Barbara S. Stein, president and CEO of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Mark A. Trowbridge, (front row) René I. Basulto of Basulto & Associates Inc, Douglas Wood of Douglas Wood Associates Inc., Actors’ Playhouse artistic director David Arisco, former Coral Gables Mayor Dorothy Thompson, chair of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Drew Kern, Jeannett Slesnick of Slesnick & Jochem LLP, John P. Fullerton of Fullerton Diaz Architects, and Coral Gables city manager Pat Salerno. (Photo by Alberto Romeu Photography)

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre is the proud recipient of this year’s City Beautiful Award for Outstanding Historic Preservation, presented by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. The City Beautiful Awards celebrate the most outstanding examples of architectural achievement among commercial properties in Coral Gables. Actors’ Playhouse was honored with the award at the […]

Great Grove Bed Race set to roll on Sept. 4

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By Barbara Ferenczi…. The third annual celebration of bed racing will take place in Coconut Grove during Labor Day Weekend, Sunday, Sept. 4. The Great Grove Bed Race is a free community event and fundraiser in the Grove each year. It is attended by celebrities and proves that a community can come together, have fun, […]

Art community rallies around girl’s idea to assist homeless

Ava Salazar is pictured with one of the sails

By Barbara Ferenczi…. Entering its 23rd year, the highly anticipated St. Stephen’s Art Show (SSAS) will be introducing young Ava Salazar’s idea for a one-time unique art exhibit within the 160-artist show during the three-day festival, Saturday, Feb. 19, through Monday, Feb. 21. Ava, at only 10 years old, aspires to complete her first business […]

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