Stories written by Lee Stephens

SEED school to offer college prep, public boarding option

SEED school to offer college prep, public boarding option

This August Kendall will welcome 60 new members to its community — sixth grade students. That’s because the SEED School of Miami, Florida’s first college prep, public boarding school, will open its doors for the fall school season, and is now accepting applications for admission. From Sunday evening through Friday afternoon, students live and learn […]

U.S Rep. presents Patriot Award to retired CWO Anthony Atwood

U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia presented retired Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Atwood with the Civilian Marksmanship Program’s (CMP) Patriot Award on Feb. 18 at the Miami VA Healthcare System. The Civilian Marksmanship Program is a national organization dedicated to training and educating U.S. citizens in responsible uses of firearms and air guns through gun safety training, […]

Ransom Everglades’ Julie Goldstein makes impact on her community

Julie Goldstein

It always has come naturally for Julie Goldstein to give of herself. From a very young age, she would bake cookies and cakes for the police department, delivering them personally to officers at the 9-1-1 call center. She saw and felt the impact that she could have on others. This feeling led her to want […]

Pinecrest Marketplace is an alternative to eBay and Craig’s List

You may have heard the term “sharing economy” refer to the sharing of cars by the likes of ZipCar or short-term abodes by Airbnb or even crowd-sourced funding by Kickstarter. These are examples of new ways of doing new things by leveraging technology. These shifts in thinking and technology have brought us new ways to […]

Get a Taste of Brickell at food and wine fest

Get a Taste of Brickell at food and wine fest

Miami fastest growing food and wine festival is back. The fourth annual Miami Taste of Brickell Food and Wine Festival will take place on Mar. 29, 1 to 10 p.m., at 609 Brickell Ave. (behind the First Presbyterian Church of Miami). The event will feature more than 20 local restaurants. From the newest to the […]

Fallen Soldiers, Marines, Navy veterans honored with bricks

Fallen Soldiers, Marines, Navy veterans honored with bricks

The Military Affairs Committee of the Greater Homestead/ Florida City Chamber of Commerce reently added four Soldiers and Marines who died in the line of duty and two Navy veterans to its Veterans’ Memorial in Losner Park in Historic Downtown Homestead. As it has done for all the previous veterans honored, the Masonry Class of […]

Coral Gables Hospital opens Senior Care ER

Coral Gables Hospital opens Senior Care ER

As the community ages, Coral Gables Hospital is adapting to accommodate the needs of patients by opening a new Senior Care Emergency Room. The Senior Care ER at Coral Gables Hospital, which offers focused care for senior patients, is outfitted with technology and equipment to increase patient comfort and provide greater aid for those patients […]

Daniella Levine Cava running for Dist. 8 commission seat

Daniella Levine Cava running for Dist. 8 commission seat

Daniella Levine Cava, an advocate for children, families and communities recently announced her candidacy for Miami- Dade County Commissioner in District 8. “I’ve been an advocate and serving others in Miami-Dade for over 30 years, helping people to help themselves, growing local economies and strengthening the middle class. I’ve been a champion for fairness and […]

Road Show appraiser to appear at East Ridge Cutler Bay

Road Show appraiser to appear at East Ridge Cutler Bay

Wonder what your heirlooms, collectibles and yard sale bargains are worth? You can learn if they have value or are just sentimentally priceless when nationally regarded appraiser Gary Piattoni appears at East Ridge at Cutler Bay on Wed., Feb. 5 for two appraisal shows at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Piattoni has more than 20 […]

Coral Reef Elementary CRABs Robotics team takes 1st place

Coral Reef Elementary CRABs Robotics team takes 1st place

The Coral Reef Elementary School CRABs Robotics team took first place in the Project Category at the Cypress Swamp First Lego League Qualifying Challenge in Lakeland. The team members invented a device that can track a person’s location using radar to help find them as soon as possible in the event of a natural disaster. […]

Solar Dogs Return to The Tropical Audubon on Feb. 22

Solar Dogs Return to The Tropical Audubon on Feb. 22

The local and tremendously talented four-piece acoustic SOLAR DOGS string band will light up the Keystone Stage at the historic Doc Thomas House on Sat., Feb 22. It will be the Coconut Grove band’s third season as part of the popular Conservation Concert Series that first hatched here in 2010. SOLAR DOGS performs a wide-ranging […]

Coral Reef Elementary C.R.A.B.s win first place award

Coral Reef Elementary C.R.A.B.s win first place award

The Coral Reef Elementary School C.R.A.B.s Robotics Team won first place in the Project Category at the Cypress Swamp First Lego League Qualifying Challenge in upstate Lakeland. The team invented a device that can track a person’s location using radar to help find them as soon as possible in the event of a natural disaster. […]

Habitat for Humanity presents property tax check to county

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, a 501(c)3 developer of low income houses presented a check to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and commission chair Rebeca Sosa in the amount of $966,512, representing the property taxes that Habitat homeowners generated in 2013. Habitat has helped nearly 1,000 families achieve the dream of home ownership since […]

Blue & White game launches Paleetto High baseball season

One of the annual rites of spring in Pinecrest and Palmetto Bay is the Blue and White game at Coral Reef Park, an intra-squad baseball game for Palmetto High School baseball. The game is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 1, starting at 9 a.m. It is a celebration of baseball, complete with a barbecue, music and […]

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