Stories written by Robert Hamilton

Event to remember Erika and raise funds for Batten disease research

Batten disease is a rare, fatal neurodegenerative disorder that begins in childhood. Symptoms include gradual onset of vision problems, seizures, behavior changes, slow learning or regression, repetitive speech, clumsiness, or stumbling. Over time, affected children suffer mental impairment, worsening seizures, and progressive loss of sight, speech and motor skills. Eventually, children with Batten disease become […]

Villagers’ Historic Hunt, dinner scheduled Saturday, Apr. 12

The Villagers Inc., an organization dedicated to the restoration and preservation of historic sites, will hold its Historic Hunt and dinner on Saturday, Apr. 12. Hunt participants follow devious and challenging clues to historic locations linked to this year’s theme, “Entertaining Miami.” The Hunt ends at Coral Reef Yacht Club where participants fete the winner and […]

Gulliver announces nominations for 2014 Silver Knight Awards

Gulliver Preparatory School has announced its nominees for this year’s Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards. All the nominees are high school seniors at Gulliver with a minimum 3.2 GPA. They are: Art, Nicole Rubin; Athletics, Patricio Hernandez-Ysasi; General Scholarship, Sharon Peng; Music and Dance, Elizabeth Evans; Science, Daniela Rodriguez-Firmani, and Social Science, Michael Lefkowitz. “Gulliver […]

Bay’s wild western shoreline featured in BNP photo exhibit

Bay’s wild western shoreline featured in BNP photo exhibit

Constance Mier’s stunning photographs of birds and other wild parts of Biscayne Bay are featured in the latest show in Biscayne National Park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center Gallery, 9700 SW 328 St., nine miles east of Homestead. The show, which features several dozen images, all taken in Biscayne Bay from a canoe, runs through Sunday, […]

Photographer Danielle Austen’s work on display at Everglades National Park

Photographer Danielle Austen’s work on display at Everglades National Park

Portraits of the Florida Everglades featuring the photographs of artist Danielle Austen continue through Mar. 30 at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery in Everglades National Park. Austen, a 2012 Artist-in-Residency-in-the-Everglades (AIRlE) recipient, is an award-winning documentary fine art photographer from Hillsborough, NJ. Austen’s photographs, a combination of landscape and wildlife, are part of […]

Mark’s ‘Miracle Workers’ organizing an afternoon of fun for good cause

Turning frowns upside down— that is the happy goal of Mark’s Miracles Family Fun Day on Sunday, Mar. 9, noon to 6 p.m., at Hacienda Guadalupe – Classic Fino Equestrian Academy, 6401 SW 125 Ave. in Horse Country. The event will feature live entertainment, food galore, a dominoes tournament, hay rides and pony rides, bounces […]

Chicken barbecue fundraiser for local missions scheduled Mar. 8

A chicken barbecue fundraiser for local missions will be presented on Saturday, Mar. 8, by the men of the Silver Palm United Methodist Church for the 40th year. The church is located at 15855 SW 248 St. (Coconut Palm not Silver Palm Drive) next to Redland Middle School and across the street from Knauss Berry […]

Chamber South Business Expo promotes ‘keep it local’ idea

Chamber South is hosting their 15th Annual Chamber South Business Expo on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Datran Center Atrium in Dadeland. Free to the community, this event offers local businesses the opportunity to exhibit and promote their wares while reminding residents to “keep it local” support our community businesses. […]

Frost Music Time students shine at Walt Disney World

Frost Music Time students shine at Walt Disney World

For a third consecutive year, Frost Music Time 6-, 7- and 8-year-old’s have been selected to take center stage at Downtown Disney, making them among the youngest musicians invited to perform by Walt Disney World. It is quite the distinction for the 12 children, their families, Mrs. Alaina Lorenzo, co director, and Dr. Joy Galliford, […]

Americans pay it forward with historic cancer research study

One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime — the fight against cancer. Now, over 300,000 people from across the country and 20,800 Florida residents have joined that fight by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). The American Cancer Society began a fullscale national enrollment […]

Party at The Collection benefits Charity:water

Party at The Collection benefits Charity:water

Water Party MIA 2013 came to life at The Collection in Coral Gables on Dec. 7 where guests celebrated with music, food from some of Miami’s most remarkable restaurants, drinks, raffles, and a silent auction, in an effort to raise funds to bring clean, safe drinking water to those less fortunate. With a goal of […]

Record numbers attend KRMC’s Winter Wonderland Extravaganza

The Annual Winter Wonderland Extravaganza at Kendall Regional Medical Center was attended by more than 5,000, as the hospital welcomed the children and families of the community to this holiday festivity. Children had an opportunity to play in the snow, write letters to Santa, make holiday crafts and have their photo taken with Santa (while […]

Chabad of Grove to present Avenue J alt-rock concert

Chabad of the Grove will present Avenue J, an alternative/Indie rock concert with a Jewish flavor and a lot of great music, on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., at The Barnacle, at 3485 Main Hwy. in Coconut Grove. The historic Grove setting location and tropical hardwood hammock is the perfect setting for […]

Local Elks Lodge celebrates with Brazilian carnival theme

Local Elks Lodge celebrates with Brazilian carnival theme

The South Miami/Coral Gables Elks Lodge #1676 celebrated its annual charity ball with a Brazilian carnival theme, Carnival Miami, and more than 125 members and guests in attendance. The annual charity ball is the lodge’s main fundraiser for the year to support The Florida Youth Elk’s camp, children’s therapy services, Scholarship Fund (One of SM/CG […]