Stories written by Robert Hamilton

Gary Bush named honorary chair for ACS Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization, has selected Gary Bush to serve as honorary chair for the Relay For Life of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay scheduled for Mar. 1, 2014. Bush is a youth sports coach and science teacher at Miami Southridge Senior High. In April 2013, he was […]

Cookbook promotes Redland Raised produce through original recipes

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, a new cookbook, Local Flavor: Recipes Raised in the Florida Redland, is hitting shelves that highlights the plentiful array of produce grown right in Miami-Dade County’s backyard. Proceeds from Miami-Dade County’s cookbook will help fund the Redland Raised promotional campaign, which champions local produce as well as […]

Holiday lights to shine brightly in West Kendall

Holiday lights to shine brightly in West Kendall

More than 400 residents joined Miami- Dade Commissioner Juan C. Zapata, State Reps. Jeanette Nuñez and Carlos Trujillo, and Miami-Dade School Board member Carlos Curbelo to begin the holiday season at the first annual West End Holiday Magic event and Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Kendale Lakes Library. Officials lit the […]

Gary Bush named honorary chair for ACS Relay For Life in March

The American Cancer Society, the nation’s leading voluntary health organization, has selected Gary Bush to serve as honorary chair for the Relay For Life of Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay scheduled for Mar. 1, 2014. Bush is a youth sports coach and science teacher at Miami Southridge Senior High. In April 2013, Gary was […]

Local chapter of Relay for Life plans Holiday Bazaar, Dec. 15

The local chapter of Relay for Life — which this year includes Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay — is hosting its first annual Holiday Bazaar at Pinecrest Gardens on Dec. 15. Relay for Life is the nationwide signature activity of the American Cancer Society, and has raised more than $4 billion since its inception. […]

Miss South Florida USA pageant winners crowned

Miss South Florida USA pageant winners crowned

  Miss South Florida USA, Jennifer Diaz, and Miss South Florida Teen USA, Daniela Albrecht, were crowned recently at the Rebeca Sosa Theater. The competition featured 10 contestants throughout South Florida. Both winners will advance to the state pageant of Miss Florida USA and Miss Florida Teen USA, preliminaries to Miss USA and Miss Teen […]

Principal, teacher receive recognition by Florida Art Educators Association

  Principal Martin T. Reid and teacher Kristina Beard were honored recently at the 2013 Florida Art Educators Association Conference in Daytona Beach. Both work at Arthur and Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts, a grade 6-12 magnet school for the visual, performing and expressive arts. Reid received the Principal of the Year Award for […]

Renowned Ibero-American writers to be featured at Miami Book Fair

This year’s 30th edition of the Miami Book Fair International, produced and presented by The Center for Literature and Theatre @ Miami Dade College (MDC), will feature a diverse lineup of local and international Ibero-American writers and authors, including Cervantes Prize winner Jorge Edwards, Marcos Aguinis, Jorge Eduardo Benavides, Gioconda Belli and Esmeralda Santiago. The […]

Perrine Academy of the Arts chosen to host tour by NDEO

Perrine Academy of the Arts chosen to host tour by NDEO

  Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts was chosen as the elementary school in the Miami-Dade County to host the National Dance Educators Organization (NDEO) tour on Oct. 23. The tour also included one middle school, South Miami Middle School, and one high school, New World School of the Arts. Teachers from around […]

Dance studio students perform at Breast Cancer Awareness event

Dance studio students perform at Breast Cancer Awareness event

Ballet at the Park Dance Studio students performed at The Falls Shopping Center during the Breast Cancer Awareness event, “Paint the Mall Pink,” on Saturday, Oct. 19. Ballet at the Park is just one of the many programs that the Village of Palmetto Bay offers. The community event embraced women’s breast cancer and health awareness […]

Meet the author, illustrator of kids book Tommy’s Discovery

Meet the author, illustrator of kids book Tommy’s Discovery

Meet the author, Cindy Amar, and illustrator, Gonzalo Battaglia, of the children’s book Tommy’s Discovery at the Alper JCC, SW 112th Avenue and 112th Street on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 1:30 p.m. Amar, a native Miamian, is a retired teacher and counselor. Battaglia is a Miami- Dade County art teacher. Learn how they collaborated to […]

Symphonettes begin another year of service to community

Symphonettes begin another year of service to community

Symphonettes, a local community service organization, recently kicked off their year, beginning with the annual Mother- Daughter Tea in August. The organization has been active since 1966 and is composed of charitable young women from high schools across the county. This year, the group will be led by president Julie Goldstein along with parent advisors […]

Celestial Treasures to host Halloween Psychic Faire and Witches Gathering

In celebration of Halloween, and the approach of winter, Celestial Treasures announces the Halloween Psychic Faire and Witches Gathering on Saturday, Oct. 26, 1 to 10 p.m., at Celestial Treasures, 3444 Main Hwy. in Coconut Grove. During the Halloween Psychic Faire and Witches Gathering, guests can experience a variety of spiritual services, including psychic readings, […]

Gulliver presents free soccer clinics for children with autism, disabilities

Gulliver Preparatory School presents GOALS (Get Out And Love Soccer), a free soccer clinic for children within the autism spectrum and other related disabilities. Clinic dates are Saturdays, Nov. 9; Nov. 23; Feb. 22, 2014, and Mar. 1, 2014. Hours are 10 a.m. until noon. Clinics take place at the Sean Taylor Memorial Field at […]