Stories written by Robert Hamilton

Palmetto High School to host college admissions program

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Miami Palmetto High School will host “Admission 101” on Monday, May 6, at 6:45 p.m. The panel will consist of the following admission directors: Barry Taylor from Florida International University; Janice Finney, Florida State University; Pat Herring, University of Florida, and Ed Gillis, University of Miami. This event is open to families from Miami Palmetto, […]

Celebrate being local and ‘green’ at W. Kendall Earth Day Festival

Celebrate Earth Day in West Kendall — “Be Local & Live Green” — on Sunday, Apr. 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum, 12450 SW 152 St., adjacent to Zoo Miami. Earth Day serves to educate and inspire the local community to grow more conscious of daily habits for a […]

Students at Dance Gallery host holiday recital for 100 children

Dance Gallery, 4840 SW 72 Ave., hosted 100 children from Leadership Learning Center at St. John Bosco in December for their 16th annual Xmas Xtravaganza. The event is sponsored by the Dance Gallery Performing Ensemble group and also includes all students ages 3 to adults. Dance Gallery Ensemble gives back to the community and looks […]

Whigham Elementary School presents tribute to African-American heritage

Whigham Elementary School presents tribute to African-American heritage

Dr. E.L Whigham Elementary School in Cutler Bay recently presented a tribute to African-American Heritage as a part of its ongoing curriculum of integrating the importance of the contributions of those of African-American descent to our modern culture. In the classrooms many students chose a famous Black American and completed an individual project highlighting the […]

Seraphic Fire’s March program to feature top U.S. soloists

In an artistic coup, Seraphic Fire will present a magnificent pair of soloists to headline the ensemble’s March program, “Vivaldi and the Soprano: Vocal Fireworks.” Collaborating with the Firebird Chamber Orchestra on Johann Sebastian Bach’s Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen (BWV 51), the Baroque work for soprano and trumpet will be American Baroque sensation, soprano […]

Miami music student to perform with National Youth Symphony

A Miami Arts Charter (MAC) music student, Terrence Smith, has won a coveted spot playing in the violin section of the National Youth Symphony Orchestra (NYO-USA).The NYO-USA recently concluded its first annual nationwide search for teen musicians who will travel to Washington, DC, and Eastern Europe. The inaugural program, sponsored by Carnegie Hall and Purchase […]

Arsht Center among stops on Boston Pops Southeast tour

Arsht Center among stops on Boston Pops Southeast tour

Keith Lockhart is leading the Boston Pops in a 10-concert, nine-city tour of the Southeast United States that includes a Mar. 5, 7:30 p.m., stop at the Arsht Center in Miami. The tour features a tribute to The Barbra Streisand Songbook with celebrated vocalist and award-winning songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway, whose songs are featured on […]

BG Vintage: Cornucopia of unique vintage glass and ceramic pieces

BG Vintage: Cornucopia of unique vintage glass and ceramic pieces

The color for 2013 officially is emerald and BG Vintage, glass and pottery, which opened recently at 1 NE 40 St. No. 107 in the Design District, has a lot of that. Former publicist Brigitte Grosjean is living a second act; she is sharing her passion of collecting beautiful vintage glass and pottery and putting […]

HJCC students perform at party for needy South Dade children

HJCC students perform at party for

Homestead Job Corps Center (HJCC) students, in addition to the Miami Heat Dancers, Hip Hop Kidz and others, entertained a group of more than 2,000 needy children at Dodge City on Sunday, Dec. 16. This was the 25th annual Joys and Toys Holiday Party. Samiel Remy, as Ebenezer Scrooge, and a cast of six other […]

Boat Parade and Tree Lighting set for Bayfront Park, Dec. 15

Bring the whole family and join in kicking off the holiday season as some 100 boats will take part in the 15th annual Holiday Boat Parade on Dec. 15 with Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., as the official viewing location. Activities continue from 6 to 10 p.m. In addition, enjoy gourmet food trucks, bounce […]

Menorah lighting ceremony, Dec. 13

Everyone is invited to the City of Coral Gables Festival of Lights Hanukkah Celebration scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, 2800 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Spencer Aronfeld of Aronfeld Trial Lawyers will serve as emcee while the free public event will offer live entertainment, […]

Boat Parade and Tree Lighting set for Bayfront Park, Dec. 15

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Bring the whole family and join in kicking off the holiday season as some 100 boats will take part in the 15th annual Holiday Boat Parade on Dec. 15 with Bayfront Park, 301 N. Biscayne Blvd., as the official viewing location. Activities continue from 6 to 10 p.m. In addition, enjoy gourmet food trucks, bounce […]

Miami Women’s Panhellenic Association to ‘Celebrate the Season’ with brunch

Miami Women’s Panhellenic Association is getting its usual early start on the holidays with its Saturday, Dec. 8, “Celebrate the Season” Brunch at Coral Reef Yacht Club, 2484 S. Bayshore Dr. at 11:30 a.m. The history of this group reaches back 95 years with its roster filled with names of prominent women whose college years […]

Gulliver’s Swim-A-Thon raises $55K for Miami Project, school

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More than 200 swimmers of all ages, including ages 5 and up, raised more than $55,000 at Gulliver’s third annual “Make a Splash” Swim-A-Thon at the Preparatory Campus Aquatic Center in Pinecrest. Proceeds raised from the recent Swim- A-Thon will support the school’s Annual Fund, benefiting the Gulliver Booster Club and the Performing and Visual […]