Stories written by Donna Shelley

René G. Landa, South Mami’s new chief

René G. Landa, South MMami’s new chief

Chief René G. Landa was the guest of honor at a reception hosted by the Concerned Clergy and Citizen Coalition of South Miami (CCCC) and St. John AME Church. About 60 members of the CCCC, the Marshal Williamson community, and dignitaries turned out at the “Meet and Greet” to spend some time and share some […]

Center Stage Miami Dance Academy, an Elite School of Dance

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Center Stage Miami Dance Academy is an elite school of dance led by the artist, Vanessa Lopez. Ms. Lopez’s school has been operating for a little over a year in a studio especially designed by Ms. Lopez. Located in the Kendall area, the academy offers classes in ballet, tap, Hip-Hop, lyrical dancing, flamenco and jazz, […]

Havana Spice Cuban Café now in Dadeland North

Life in Miami has its benefits; lots of sun, warm waters, and plenty of delightful Cuban food. Those wonderful people who have made the strong, dark and sugary cafecito a staple of South Florida’s culinary and social scene have also hooked us on pastelitos, medianoches, and lechon asado, just to name a few. In the […]

Havana Spice Cuban Café now in Dadeland North

A family affair, the Havana Spice Cuban Café offers fresh flavorful food at affordable prices. (L-R) Rene Yaniz, Isabella Torrel, Janessa Yaniz, Sonia Yaniz, Jessica Yaniz Muniz, Jennifer Yaniz Torrel, and Jonathan Torrel.

Life in Miami has its benefits; lots of sun, warm waters, and plenty of delightful Cuban food. Those wonderful people who have made the strong, dark and sugary cafecito a staple of South Florida’s culinary and social scene have also hooked us on pastelitos, medianoches, and lechon asado, just to name a few. In the […]

Treasure Harbor Marine, come for the silence

Live-aboard your own boat and enjoy the serenity of Treasure Harbor Marine. Sailboats are available for charter.

Treasure Harbor Marine on Plantation Island offers some insight into why people come down to the Florida Keys. They come for the silence. They come for that hear-the-sound-of-your-own-breathing kind of silence that reminds you of your childhood, with your back to the grass and eyes focused on the changing clouds. Here you are regaled by […]

Teen works to make basketball more accessible to other teens

Teen works to make basketball more accessible to other teens

Noah Nesenman is the kind of child that makes you happy about the institution of parenthood. The 14-year-old, an avid and accomplished athlete, has figured out a way to play basketball and to bring it to his fellow adolescents while keeping costs to a minimum. With the support, wise council and encouragement of his family, […]

Florida Healthcare Plus, the service you want

Abe Rodriguez, vice president of sales and marketing for Florida Healthcare Plus

Florida Healthcare Plus (FHCP) is among the most successful and innovative managed care companies in the state. With a focus on quality customer service, cost-effectiveness and “grassroots” relationships with Primary Care Physicians, FHCP continues to expand its presence in the Florida healthcare arena. FHCP started out in 2004 as a pre-paid health plan, addressing the […]

Vilar Cigar kicks off business networking evenings

Back in the days when South Miami was a very small town named Larkins, nurserymen Robert and Harold Dorn designed and built three buildings. Erected between 1925 and 1926 this handsome trio still stands at US 1 and Sunset Drive. The one that wraps around the corner was planned as a bank. Yet that was […]

Huntington Learning Center: Legacy of tutoring excellence

The Huntington Learning Center opened in 1986 and has been providing students the path to educational success through two generations of children in the same location at 11050 N. Kendall Dr. Their mission stems from one criterion: “What is best for the student guides all decisions.” “Our school was just re-accredited for another six years […]

Dr. Velma Palmer Pens First Book, Untold Miracles

  Untold Miracles: An Undeniable Memoir of Faith chronicles the trials and tragedies that life often doles out and how one woman, Dr. Velma Palmer, remedied and survived those challenges through her deeply held faith in God and the sheer strength of her will. Dr. Palmer, educator, counselor, politician and now author, has launched a […]

Kendale Lakes Elementary serves needs of students and community

Kendale Lakes Elementary serves needs of students and community

Kendale Lakes Elementary School (KLE) is the kind of learning center that restores one’s faith in the future of American education. A fully vested partner in the community, KLE has a sterling record of serving the needs of its students, building a strong corps of adult volunteers and instilling pride of place. One shining example […]

Natural appearances guides patient care for Dr. Bared

Dr. Anthony Bared always knew he would be involved in the healing arts. As a child, his interest was sparked by bandages and tape brought home by his father, Antonio Bared, a former paramedic and firefighter who later served as Miami- Dade County Fire Chief. “I was fascinated by the tools of my father’s trade,” […]

Florida Healthcare Plus’ focus on quality customer service

Florida Healthcare Plus’ focus on quality customer service

  One topic that is uppermost in the minds of most Americans ages 65 and older is the availability of quality healthcare. Among companies offering managed care in the state the people at Florida Healthcare Plus (FHCP) believe that their focus on quality customer service and cost-effectiveness make them the obvious choice for Medicare and […]

Universal Mortgage opens new office in Coral Gables

Universal Mortgage opens new office in Coral Gables

Universal Mortgage recently opened its new office at 1430 S. Dixie Highway in Coral Gables with a ribbon-cutting celebration. More than 70 well-wishers attended, including Gables Mayor James Cason and South Miami Vice Mayor Josh Liebman. Mayor Cason cut the ribbon and presented the company with a paperweight featuring the city seal. The mayor makes […]