Stories written by Lee Stephens

Panter, Panter & Sampedro to sponsor three community events in 2014

The Pinecrest law firm of Panter, Panter & Sampedro will sponsor three educationfocused community events in 2014. The events — the Rotary Charity Golf Classic for Scholarships, Fashion in the Gardens and the 12th annual Taste of Pinecrest — are a first in a partnership between the Village of Pinecrest, the Pinecrest Business Association and […]

American Cancer Society presents several awards at Directors Dinner

The American Cancer Society awarded several distinguished awards to its corporate partners and volunteers at the Board of Directors Annual Dinner on Dec. 10 at Grove Isle Hotel and Spa. More than 50 guests were in attendance to celebrate the achievements of the Dade Unit of the American Cancer Society for the year. Ralph Aleman, […]

‘Fashion in Gardens’ education-benefit set for Feb.28

Teachers, principals and students posed and twirled wearing the latest fashions; artists donated Teacher’s Pet sculptures for auction; and locals enjoyed a one-of-a-kind fundraising event last year and raised $30,000 for Pinecrest’s five public schools. The Fashion in the Gardens Luncheon and Fashion Show would not be possible without sponsors and silent auction donations by […]

City National Bank sponsors Beaux Arts Fest, Jan. 18-19

The annual Beaux Arts Festival of Art will launch its 63rd year on Saturday, Jan. 18, and continue through Sunday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Admission and parking are free. City National Bank is the sponsor this year for Miami’s oldest juried fine arts show, which features art for many […]

‘Fashion in Gardens’ education-benefit set for February 28

Teachers, principals and students posed and twirled wearing the latest fashions; artists donated Teacher’s Pet sculptures for auction; and locals enjoyed a one-of-a-kind fundraising event last year and raised $30,000 for Pinecrest’s five public schools. The Fashion in the Gardens Luncheon and Fashion Show would not be possible without sponsors and silent auction donations by […]

Magnet students and teachers receive top honors

Magnet students and teachers receive top honors

Students and teachers at South Miami Middle Community School Center for the Arts received numerous awards and honors in 2013. Artistic students from all over Miami- Dade County attend one of the school’s programs in Magnet Visual and Performing Arts, where the teachers uphold the school’s motto of “Nurturing the Highest Aspirations of the Human […]

Miami pays tribute to its philanthropic community

Close to 650 guests joined event chair Karelia Martinez Carbonell and chapter president Patrick Morris as they hosted the 28th annual National Philanthropy Day awards luncheon at Jungle Island. In 1985, the Miami chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals initiated the nation’s first National Philanthropy Day event. Today, more than 50,000 people in 130 […]

Cinthya Urena takes helm at CNB’s Gables Banking Center

Cinthya Urena has become manager at City National Bank’s Coral Gables Banking Center, 2855 S. Lejeune Road. Urena is a banking veteran, and her knowledge of the industry, passion for excellence and emphasis on teamwork is evident in all the relationships she has developed. She is part of a banking team that recently has achieved […]

Broadway musical I Have A Dream coming to SMDCAC starting Jan. 9

I Have A Dream, an astonishing Broadway musical that toured the world, again leaps from the history books, revived by non-profit TheatreSouth Atlanta. Truly entertaining for all ages, the play wraps history in rich layers of culture, and morality. It’s a must-see for thoughtful people everywhere. Playwright Josh Greenfeld’s timeless work will honor Martin Luther […]

Interval International staff shares holiday spirit with S.Miami kids

Interval International staff shares holiday spirit with S.Miami kids

Interval International, in partnership with the City of South Miami, recently held its 20th Annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit deserving children in the local community. Miami-based Interval employees supported the event by donating toys and volunteering for a variety of organized activities that included face painting, arts and crafts, outdoor games, and a visit […]

Red Sunset Merchants celebrate the season at Splitsviile

Red Sunset Merchants celebrate the season at Splitsviile

  Members of the Red Sunset Merchants Association (RSMA) celebrated the holidays and the end of the year with a cocktail party at Splitsville Luxury Lanes in Sunset Place on Dec. 17. Nearly 75 merchants and most of the city’s elected officials attended the festive event, graciously hosted by the good folks at Splitsville. On […]

Rebuilding Together Miami joins Sears helping those who served

Rebuilding Together Miami joins Sears helping those who served

Rebuilding Together Miami and Sears recently teamed up to assist Anthony Bruton, a 68-year-old U.S. Army Vietnam veteran. Mr. Bruton and his wife, Brenda, have lived in their West Perine house for 27 years. He and his wife have been married 32 years with three children and 32 grandchildren. “We are thankful to the City […]

Miami Wild Run/Family Fun Walk raises nearly $80K for GMYFC

Greater Miami Youth For Christ (GMYFC) executive director Bonnie Rodriguez recently announced the results of the fourth annual 5K Miami Wild Run and Family Fun Walk on Nov. 9 at Zoo Miami. “We are thrilled to report that there were 927 participants and a total of $79,856 in funds raised, which will help tremendously in […]

Iman Jiha-Scutt chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in February

Iman Jiha-Scutt chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders in February

Iman Jiha-Scutt, a freshman at Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC, Feb. 14-16. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. The purpose of this event is to […]