Stories written by Michael Miller Executive Editor

Blooming Gardens owner in Nov. ‘Walk for the Cure’

Barbara Wilson, who is owner of the excellent florist shop, Blooming Gardens, 20462 Old Cutler Road in Cutler Bay, held a special fundraising event on Wednesday, Sept. 26 in preparation for participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day ‘Walk for the Cure’ event to fight breast cancer, a horrible disease that has afflicted her sister. […]

Enough is enough


In all of my years covering South Miami, and they are too many to mention, I have seen more than I care to remember of slimy politicos abusing the system, residents and businesses disenfranchised, and otherwise random chaos and injustice. But never have I witnessed the gross display of defamatory behavior thrown up at the […]

Baptist Buys More Land

Sharon McCain attempts to follow Beth Schwartz out of the building but is stopped by SMPD.

I want you all to know that we did a bit of research and found out Baptist Health has purchased a couple of large parcels of property on the north side of Sunset Drive. Yup folks, they made it across the street (finally) and the two pieces are…drum roll please…at 7150 SW 62 Ave…and…the South […]

This month’s CCCB meeting features a Candidate Forum

Mark this on your calendars, folks. The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will have their monthly meeting on October 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church, 20740 Old Cutler Road, in Cutler Bay. The featured guest speaker will be Lynda Bell, Miami-Dade County Commissioner for District 8 Not only that, […]

Remembering 9-11


City Manager Hector Mirabile organized a thoughtful commemorative moment on Tuesday September 11th at 9:30am to honor the 2,606 souls who perished at One World Trade Center on 9-11-2001, the 120 lost at the Pentagon that same day, and the 411 emergency workers who also died of which 340 were firefighters, 27 were Port Authority […]

Commissioner Souto pushes for park

At the moment, it’s just a resolution on paper. But let’s give credit where credit is due to Commissioner Javier Souto for reviving a project to expand Indian Hammocks Park which serves thousands of Kendall families. On Sept.6, his resolution to annex part of the unincorporated land adjacent to the existing park was approved by […]

Words of ‘wisdom’ for the traffic weary

Hammocks police trio recovers imaging unit valued at $50,000

An Email from a West Coast Florida buddy arrived with advice for driving in Florida which, with slight modifications, we pass along to those among us who may be visiting, newly-licensed and all traffic-tied Kendall motorists: 1. If you’re a snowbird or non-working retiree, absolutely do not drive between 6-10 a.m. and 4-7 p.m. ‘rush […]

Next for Voters: Balloting for Bonds?


With GOP and Democratic conventions at hand, most voter attention will focus on national races in the immediate weeks ahead. However, financial concerns to replace deteriorating schools and water and sewer lines are perhaps the biggest decisions county taxpayers may face in November. Miami-Dade’s School Board last Wednesday put a $1.2 billion bond issue on […]

Several meetings of interest this month in the Village

Michael Miller
Executive Editor

On Wednesday, August 8, there is   Community Workshop regarding a “Neighborhood Protection Ordinance” at 7 p.m. in the Village Hall Chambers, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street, conducted by the mayor and other council members. “This meeting shall be an opportunity for the community to participate in and provide their input for the drafting of a Neighborhood […]

The Kendall Gazette Endorses Juan Zapata for County Commissioner District 11


Voters who live in County Commission District 11 (West Kendall and West Dade), have an opportunity to vote JUAN ZAPATA on August 14, election day. After representing the residents of Kendall for eight years or four consecutive terms, State Representative Juan Zapata left the Florida Legislature and is seeking to serve his community on the […]