Stories written by Lee Stephens

WingDing celebrates a year of Conservation Milestones at Tropical Audubon Society

The Tropical Audubon Society (TAS) will cap Earth Month with its annual WingDing & Silent Auction on Sunday, April 27, from 4-8 p.m. at the group’s South Miami headquarters, a 2.5 acre native hammock anchored by the historically designated Doc Thomas House at 5530 Sunset Drive. WingDing will recognize the volunteers and public officials who […]

More than 4,000 turn out for 12th annual Taste of Pinecrest

More than 4,000 people turned out April 6 for the 12th annual Taste Of Pinecrest at beautiful Pinecrest Gardens. The Pinecrest Business Association hosted the community event that featured tasty foods from local restaurants and caterers. From BBQ to pasta, sandwiches to salads, appetizers to deserts and all goodies in between, the day provided vast […]

MIAMI BEACH NATIVE GIVES RECORD ENDOWMENT TO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA

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What does a Miami Beach resident and a west coast university have in common? $17.5 million. That’s the amount Miami Beach resident Andrew Barowsky gave to Dominican University of California last month – a record endowment for the 124- year-old school. The gift will establish the Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business, create the Françoise […]

‘Gala of the Royal Horses’ coming to BankUnited Center on Apr. 27

‘Gala of the Royal Horses’ coming to BankUnited Center on Apr. 27

For the first time ever, riding Master Rene Gasser, creator and producer for “Gala of The Royal Horses,” has brought his world-renowned equestrian tour to North America and will be performing on Apr. 27 at the BankUnited Center on the campus of the University of Miami in Coral Gables. Following in the family footsteps of […]

Miami Rises As A Top City With Exponential Growth

Miami Rises As A Top City With Exponential Growth

According to expert research done by Related Isg International Realty’s Ken Golden, the strength of the residential real estate market in South Florida is not only due to economic instability in foreign countries but a shift in the US population as a whole. The yearning to live in a warmer climate, the expansion of the […]

Miami Arts Charter School opening new South Dade Campus in August

In Miami-Dade County, where school choice is slowly becoming a reality for a growing community rather than just a catch phrase, Miami Arts Charter School (MAC) tops the list for students gifted in the performing and fine arts. Launching in 2009 in the former Channel 10 studios located on Biscayne Boulevard at the eastern edge […]

Palmer Trinity celebrates 14th annual International Festival

Palmer Trinity celebrates 14th annual International Festival

It was a beautiful day in Palmetto Bay for the 14th annual International Festival at Palmer Trinity School. Visitors enjoyed more than 60 unique food, student and vendor booths offering savory food choices and handicraft from around the world. Each year, The International Festival marks Palmer Trinity’s vibrant multicultural community, as well as the commitment […]

‘Take Steps Miami’ to aid Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation May 3

Emily Kalbac has made finding a cure for ulcerative colitis her life’s mission. Kalbac, 16, a student at Palmer Trinity, has been a part of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America since she was 12 years old, when her brother was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis after suffering a baseball injury. Last year, Kalbac helped […]

Luke Elder joins Mercedes-Benz Cutler Bay as operations manager

Luke Elder joins Mercedes-Benz Cutler Bay as operations manager

Luke Elder has been named operations manager at Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay. Elder’s appointment was announced by Greg Barnes, president of Bill Ussery Motors, parent company of Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay. “I am honored to join the Bill Ussery Motors Group and look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of Mercedes-Benz of […]

Marina Palms Yacht Club celebrates launch of 12 new penthouse residences

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About 250 guests came to celebrate the partnership of Marina Palms Yacht Club & Residences and Douglas Elliman Real Estate for the sales launch of 12 penthouse residents in the project’s north tower trophy Sky Residence Collection. During the party, film crews were there to shoot scenes for a new reality television show, featuring the […]

UM Sports Hall of Fame to induct 8 Hurricanes legends

UM Sports Hall of Fame to induct 8 Hurricanes legends

The 46th annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 10 at Jungle Island on the MacArthur Causeway. The Class of 2014 is highlighted by James Jones of the Miami Heat, Andre Johnson, currently with the Houston Texans, former NFL star Clinton Portis and former Miami Dolphin Lamar Thomas. […]

Get ready for the Taste of Pinecrest April 6 at the Gardens

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The 12th annual Taste of Pinecrest community festival of food, music and family fun once again will take place at Pinecrest Gardens, this year on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Pinecrest Business Association, the Taste will feature food from area restaurants and caterers, from BBQ to pasta, sandwiches to […]

The Parlour medspa now open in Pinecrest

The Parlour medspa now open in Pinecrest

Audrey de Vallois is a 28 year old mover and shaker with a vision for an even more beautiful Pinecrest. De Vallois, a licensed aesthetician and electrologist who performs all laser and facial treatments, recently opened The Parlour in the Village at 9700 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 650. It is an exclusive, fullservice medspa with […]

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables recognized as ‘Best of the Best’

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables recognized as ‘Best of the Best’

Mercedes-Benz USA has tapped Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables to receive the prestigious Best of the Best dealer recognition award for outstanding performance in 2013. The award is a tribute to the company’s success as an independent entrepreneur that routinely exceeds the expectations of Mercedes Benz owners. This year, MBUSA will recognize only the top 15 […]