Stories written by Lee Stephens

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 […]

Village celebrates Hanukkah with festive menorah lighting

Village celebrates Hanukkah with festive menorah lighting

The warmth of Hanukkah was felt in the Village of Palmetto Bay on Sunday, Dec. 1. Despite intermittent rain, nearly 100 residents gathered in and around the Coral Reef Park gazebo for a festive Hanukkah celebration hosted by the Chabad of Palmetto Bay. Local children were excited by the creative crafts, bounce house, Hanukkah games, […]

Sandy DeWitt honored by AIA for her photography services

Sandy DeWitt honored by AIA for her photography services

Photographer Sandy DeWitt has been chosen Architectural Photographer of the Year for 2013 by the Miami chapter of American Institute of Architects. Her firm has been providing photography services to the architectural, design and construction professionals throughout the U.S. for over 25 years. Working closely with design teams she helps present projects for Web presentation […]

Game Changing TIVO Service Goes Live in Miami with Atlantic Broadband

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Atlantic Broadband is one of the cable providers available to Aventura residents and they have big news. David Isenberg, Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer for Atlantic Broadband was in town last week to announce that Atlantic Broadband has joined forces with the new TiVo, and will be offering its customers the ultimate TV experience with […]

Ron Beasley receives SAMA’s coveted Terry Jackson Memorial Award

Ron Beasley receives SAMA’s coveted Terry Jackson Memorial Award

    Veteran journalist Ron Beasley is the 2013 recipient of the Terry Jackson Memorial Award for his continuing contributions and work on behalf of the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA). Beasley, founder of the organization, received the award on Nov. 8 during the annual SAMA luncheon sponsored by Chevrolet at the Miami International Auto […]

Girl Scout takes on important cause with video about suicide

Teen suicide has been a topic that sadly is on everyone’s mind. For Katherine Flinn, 18, of Palmetto Bay, it hit close to home. When a girl in her class attempted suicide, Flinn decided to do something to help others. She created a suicide prevention video for her Girl Scout Gold Award project and hopes […]

MSC Divina joins fleet of Miami-based cruise ships

MSC Divina joins fleet of Miami-based cruise ships

    The dazzling MSC Divina made cruise history on Nov. 19, when she was escorted into PortMiami by a fleet of high-powered FIAT personal watercraft. With her arrival, MSC Divina becomes the first MSC Cruises ship to sail year-round from North America. With her show-stopping entrance, MSC Divina concludes her 18-night Atlantic Ocean crossing […]

Police collecting holiday toys for kids

The Pinecrest Police Department is conducting its second annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the Kristi House of Miami-Dade and the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. Kristi House provides a healing environment for all child victims of sexual abuse and their families, regardless of income, through prevention, treatment and coordination of services with community partners. Kristi […]

Local auto dealers support South Florida community

The South Florida Automobile Dealers Association is an advocate of philanthropy, benefitting various organizations since the Miami International Auto Show opened in 1971. Over a 40 year period, the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association has donated more than $7 million to numerous charities, including Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida, Habitat for Humanity, Sylvester […]

‘Havana Classics’ display returns to auto show

  A glorious period from Havana’s rich history returns for all to behold as the Miami International Auto Show will once again present an assortment of antique cars that once graced the city’s picturesque roadways. The nostalgic collection, named Havana Classics, showcases many of an era’s most popular vehicles. Presented with the cooperation of Telemundo […]

Police collecting holiday toys for kids

The Pinecrest Police Department is conducting its second annual Holiday Toy Drive to benefit the Kristi House of Miami-Dade and the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation. Kristi House provides a healing environment for all child victims of sexual abuse and their families, regardless of income, through prevention, treatment and coordination of services with community partners. Kristi […]

Skin Specialists keeping late Dr. Fulton’s legacy alive

  When dermatologist Dr. James Fulton-Kendrick Jr. died in July at the age of 73, many wondered how Skin Specialists, the clinic he launched to treat clients with acne, aging and skin discoloration issues, would continue without him. However, the transition at the clinic has been much like the skin of his long-time patients: smooth, […]

Michael McDonald in concert at Arsht Center, Dec. 14

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald will appear in concert on Dec. 14 in the John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts. The concert is part of the Center’s 2013-14 Live at Knight series and McDonald will charm his audience with his repertoire […]

SAMA recognizes best cars at Miami International Auto Show

The Corvette Stingray, Land Rover Range Rover Sport and Cadillac ELR were named the top vehicles on display during the 43rd annual Miami International Auto Show (MIAS), Nov. 8-17, by the Southern Automotive Media Association (SAMA), while Ford’s performance simulator was tapped as the Best Interactive Display by an auto manufacturer. The nine-member SAMA judging […]

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