Stories written by Jeanne A. Becker

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden honors volunteers during brunchFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden honors volunteers during brunch

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden honors volunteers during brunch

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables conducted its annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch at the Garden on Mar. 20 to recognize the Volunteers of the Year and honors hundreds of volunteers and the hours they devote unselfishly to the Garden every year. Fairchild Garden currently has 1,200 active volunteers who donated 67,000 hours in 2012. […]

Teachers, students preparing for annual Fairchild Challenge


Now celebrating its 11th anniversary, more than 250 schools and 120,000 students and teachers participate in the Fairchild Challenge in Miami-Dade and Broward counties including public and private schools and community organizations. The program is designed to engage thousands of young people and by extension, their teachers, parents and friends. A new challenge for this […]

Hinshaw & Culberton LLP celebrates grand opening of new office in Gables

Pictured (l-r) are Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason; Mark Trowbridge, president, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; Ron L. Kammer, partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP; Don L. Mrozek, chair, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, and Drew Kern, chair, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, a full-service national law firm, celebrated the grand opening of its new office in Coral Gables on May 22 with more than 200 people attending. The firm recently relocated its Dadeland office to 2525 Ponce de Leon Blvd. in Coral Gables after signing a 12-year lease to occupy the entire fourth […]

Navarro Discount Pharmacy marks grand re-opening of Gables store


Navarro Discount Pharmacy, the largest Hispanic-owned pharmacy chain in the U.S., celebrated the grand re-opening of its Coral Gables store at 93 Miracle Mile on Thursday, Apr. 19. Navarro invested $125,000 in the store remodeling, which includes a new selfserve designer fragrance counter, enhanced wood displays at all checkout counters and the pharmacy, wider aisles, […]

Students make, present matzah covers to residents at The Palace


The Shir Ami Religious School at Temple Judea in Coral Gables recently celebrated Passover by making and giving matzah covers. Teacher Ken Levy’s second grade class hand-decorated matzah covers for residents at The Palace in Kendall and delivered them on Friday, Mar. 30. Matzah, or unleavened bread, is eaten during the eight days of Passover […]

Temple Judea celebrates Glee-ful annual fundraiser


Some 325 people attended Temple Judea’s annual premier fundraising event called “Glee: The Temple Judea Episode,” on Mar. 31, at the synagogue located in Coral Gables. The event raised $50,000 in proceeds for Temple Judea’s yearlong activities and educational programs, now with 625 member families. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction took place prior […]

Nature always is in fashion during Fairchild Challenge


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables hosted the annual Fairchild Challenge Botanical Fashion Show on Saturday, Dec. 3. This year, middle and high school students got the opportunity to be models and show off the accessories they designed made exclusively from plants including shoes, purses, hats, belts, parasols and jewelry. All of the student […]

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