Stories written by Jose Boza

Florida Renaissance Festival returning to Cauley Square

Florida Renaissance Festival returning to Cauley Square

Adventures await you at the Florida Renaissance Festival in Miami’s Cauley Square Historic Village for three weekends beginning Mar 29. Step back into time and leave all inhibitions of discovery at the castle door. More than 100 costumed performers, eight stages with continuous entertainment and 18 stage acts from around the world join a mix […]

Florida Renaissance Festival offers some 16th Century entertainment

Florida Renaissance Festival offers some 16th Century entertainment

A fairy tale’s spell is set to embark upon South Miami-Dade’s Cauley Square Historic Village when the Florida Renaissance Festival returns Mar. 30 to Apr. 14. While entering the magical kingdom of the Florida Renaissance Festival, patrons will experience the “Days of Yore,” indulge in entertainment and fun from the renaissance period, satisfy their medieval […]

Luna Academy Preschool opens doors to families in Kendall area

Luna Academy Preschool

Luna Academy, known for its progressive program in early childcare education, recently marked its grand opening for Kendall area families at 9025 SW 72 St. A local husband and wife team, George and Amanda Luna, have created a newly renovated preschool facility tailored to young minds and complete with an open playground. “Our goal is […]

Vampire Circus to unleash a reign of terror in Miami


Lock your doors, secure your homes, beginning Oct. 18 and continuing until Halloween, Oct. 31, the Vampire Circus will release an army of vampires into Miami and transform Downtown Miami's Bayfront Park into a haven for the beautiful and seductive creatures of the night. Spectators at the Vampire Circus will witness a world filled with […]

Florida Renaissance Festival coming to Cauley Square


Miami-area fans of the Florida Renaissance Festival can rejoice! For two special weekends, the Florida Renaissance Festival will take place for the first time at Cauley Square Historic Village in South Miami-Dade. The festival weekend dates are Mar. 31- Apr. 1 and Apr. 7-8. “We are excited to return to Miami at our new location […]

High school students participate in BHSF Health Careers Academy


By Jose Boza…. Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) recently hosted 49 Miami-Dade County high school students for its 2011 Health Careers Academy. Students spent the week at Baptist Health South Florida locations including Baptist, South Miami and Homestead hospitals learning about the requirements, demands and rewards of a health career. As part of the program […]

Renowned watchmaker partners with Baptist Hospital Foundation


By Jose Boza…. Audemars Piguet North America Inc. recently celebrated the beginning of its five-year partnership with the Baptist Hospital Foundation, the philanthropic wing of Baptist Hospital of Miami, by unveiling 18 iconic Royal Oak clocks throughout the hospital. The clocks display time zones representing the diverse South Florida community that the hospital serves on […]

Mercury Ball nets over $170K to benefit SMH


By Jose Boza…. South Miami Hospital recently celebrated its 51st annual Mercury Ball, “Paraiso Brasileiro – A Celebration of Color, Music and Joy” at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa. The event was sponsored by South Miami Hospital Associates, business and community leaders who serve as goodwill ambassadors and fundraisers for the hospital. Chairing this […]

National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual event honors Phillis Oeters


By Jose Boza…. The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society recently recognized Phillis Oeters, vice president of government and community relations for Baptist Health South Florida, with the 2011 Hope Award during its annual MS Gala and Fashion Show at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. The MS Hope Award, the most prestigious designation […]

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey earns prestigious award

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

By Jose Boza…. Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, executive director of Teach For America in Miami-Dade, recently received a Stevie Award in the “Best Executive – Non-Profit or Government” category for institutions with fewer than 100 employees. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business is an international competition that recognizes the accomplishments of outstanding women executives and […]

Habitat and Baptist Health join to build homes for the holidays


By Jose Boza…. Dozens of employees from Baptist Health South Florida volunteered many hours of their time to give three fellow employees the grandest gift of all for the holidays — a home. The grateful employees received the keys to their new homes during a recent house dedication ceremony in Homestead, marking the 19th home […]

Florida Renaissance Festival returns for second conquest

Florida Renaissance Festival guests will enjoy jousting tournaments three times a day.

By Jose Boza…. After a year away from pillaging their village, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella rejoice with joy over regaining their kingdom in Miami as the Florida Renaissance Festival returns for a second conquest at Historic Virginia Key Beach Park in Miami. The Miami festival weekend dates are Jan. 15 to 23, including Monday, […]

City Council proclamation marks Homestead Hospital’s 70 years

Celebrating Homestead Hospital Day are (l-r) Bo Boulenger, CEO of Baptist Hospital of Miami and former CEO of Homestead Hospital; Bill Duquette, CEO of Homestead Hospital; Homestead Vice Mayor Judy Waldman; Wayne Brackin, Baptist Health chief operating officer and former CEO of Homestead Hospital, and Phillis Oeters, Baptist Health corporate vice president of government and community affairs

By Jose Boza…. Homestead Hospital, one of the largest employers in South Miami-Dade County with nearly 1,200 employees, was recognized recently for the 70th anniversary of its namesake at a City of Homestead Council meeting. Homestead Mayor Steven C. Bateman proclaimed “Homestead Hospital Day” in honor of this occasion. “It’s hard to believe that in […]

Cirque Du Soleil to open new production, Kooza

Cirque Contorsions

By Jose Boza…. Cirque du Soleil made its first visit to Miami more than 20 years ago. This year, Cirque du Soleil brings its critically acclaimed new Big Top production Kooza to Miami, the last stop of its North American Tour. Presented by iShares, Kooza will premiere on Friday, Nov. 12, for a limited engagement under […]

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