Stories written by Michelle Hammontree-Garcia

Pinecrest and FIU partner to develop app for Gardens

Pinecrest has partnered with the Florida International University School of Computing and Information Sciences to develop an app for Pinecrest Gardens. Four seniors in the Computer Science program will be working with the Village’s Information Technology Manager, Gabriela Wilson, who will act as their mentor, to develop an app that will provide iPhone and Android […]

Village marks 3rd annual Cognac Day, Sister City status with French city

Cognac is typically described by the aroma of flowers, fruits, nuts and spices. These smells are similar to what one encounters in Pinecrest Gardens, making it the perfect venue to celebrate the third annual Cognac Day and Pinecrest’s sister city status with Cognac, France. Pinecrest Gardens will host all things French from noon to 4 […]

Gardens restaurant facing final Council vote for approval

Gone are the days of parrots riding unicycles on wires, busloads of tourists and cafeteria-style dining in Parrot Jungle, the historic tourist attraction that once occupied the space where Pinecrest Gardens is located today. Pinecrest Gardens has grown into a premier venue for the arts, education and environmental conservation and preservation over the last decade. […]

Gardens restaurant facing final Council vote for approval

Gone are the days of parrots riding unicycles on wires, busloads of tourists and cafeteria-style dining in Parrot Jungle, the historic tourist attraction that once occupied the space where Pinecrest Gardens is located today. Pinecrest Gardens has grown into a premier venue for the arts, education and environmental conservation and preservation over the last decade. […]

Pinecrest Pioneers turn out for annual luncheon at Greer Park

Pinecrest Pioneers turn out for annual luncheon at Greer Park

Village residents known as Pinecrest Pioneers gathered at Evelyn Greer Park in mid-December to celebrate their Village and toast to their long life. There are about 600 residents who count 80 birthdays or more living within Pinecrest’s 7.5 square miles, about a dozen are in their 90s. Many of these Pinecrest Pioneers lived in this […]

Pinecrest Pioneers turn out for annual luncheon at Greer Park

Greer Park

Village residents known as Pinecrest Pioneers gathered at Evelyn Greer Park in mid-December to celebrate their Village and toast to their long life. There are about 600 residents who count 80 birthdays or more living within Pinecrest’s 7.5 square miles, about a dozen are in their 90s. Many of these Pinecrest Pioneers lived in this […]

Village slates US-1 Busway forum for January 20

The Village of Pinecrest will host a community forum to provide information about the Miami- Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) US 1 Express Lanes Study about proposed tolled express lanes on the South Dade Busway with a portion located parallel to the Village’s main commercial corridor. The study, led by MDX in cooperation with Miami-Dade Transit […]

Active shooter tactical training drill takes place in Dolphin Mall

Active shooter tactical training drill takes place in Dolphin Mall

  The City of Sweetwater hosted an active shooter multi-agency, hands-on tactical training event on May 1, from 4 to 7:45 a.m., in Dolphin Mall. The active shooter scenario started with uniform patrol units responding to an active shooter at Dolphin Mall. The subject was taken into custody while at least three more armed subjects […]

Royal Caribbean previews upgrades on older ships

Royal Caribbean previews upgrades on older ships

Royal Caribbean International recently diverted its Grandeur of the Seas on its redeployment from Europe to Panama for a one-night sailing from PortMiami to reintroduce the renovated cruise ship to the media and travel trade. The ship completed its $48 million revitalization on June 1, 2012 at the Navantia shipyard in Cadiz, Spain. The bow-to-stern […]

Sweetwater responds to charges made by Commissioner Souto

The City of Sweetwater proposal to annex Florida International University’s Engineering and Computing campus along with Flagler Street between 102nd and 110th avenues and Eighth Street between 102nd Avenue and Snapper Creek Canal has become the catalyst for misconceptions by Miami-Dade Commissioner Javier Souto. Souto has made many claims to the media stating that he […]

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