Stories written by Susan Smith

Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram back on track and open for business


President Barack Obama said it clearly during the State of the Union Address in January: “We bet on American workers. We bet on American ingenuity. And tonight, the American auto industry is back.”* In no other community is the auto industry back in Florida like it is at Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram. The immaculate […]

Protect your Family with Estate Planning Workshop


 Every family arrives at that fork in the road when estate planning is necessary to protect the future of aging parents or to secure an inheritance for future descendants. The attorneys at Bloomgarden, Goudreau and Rosen, P.A. believe life is complicated enough and protecting the family should not have to be. In the spirit of […]

A special focus on variety and service sets China Buffet apart


China Buffet Owner Johnny Tang has taken the classic Chinese Buffet dining style and spiced it up to entice a whole new type of foodie to the family-style restaurants sprouting up throughout Florida. “We learned the restaurant business from my grandfather in China and have expanded it for a whole new market of diners,” said […]

Students of all ages benefit from tutoring programs at Huntington


The Huntington Learning Center on North Kendall Drive has been successful for so long they now welcome adult alumni students coming back to bring their own children in to benefit from the program. A holistic approach involving exhaustive academic evaluations and individual attention is why the tutoring program at Huntington has excelled since 1986. “Tutoring […]

Pete De La Torre is the voice for business success in South Florida


Sitting in the studio at 880 AM The Biz radio station with headsets on and microphone at the ready, Pete De La Torre announces his Renatus Group Business Hour program. “Welcome to today’s show folks.  We have some wonderful guests and lots of good news to share about what is happening in South Florida’s business […]

Second rooftop party hits the high notes


By Susan Smith…. The Second Taste/Talk of the Town Fundraiser to benefit The Parks Foundation and Million Trees Miami Initiative held recently offered party goers tapas and cocktails from the finest restaurants in SoMi while live tunes from local soulful bands hit a sublime soundtrack to the rooftop event hosted by Zoo Miami’s Ron Magill. […]

Batter Up at the South Miami Baseball League


By Susan Smith…. The South Miami Baseball League is looking for players, coaches, sponsors and volunteers to take out to the ball game. Founded over 46 years ago, the not for profit baseball organization offers league play and all-star games to boys and girls from ages six to 14. Seven different play divisions are available […]

Miami Children’s Theater presents “Les Miz Under the Stars”


By Susan Smith…. Miami Childrens Theater (MCT), in association with Pinecrest Gardens, proudly presents “Les Miz Under the Stars.” “Les Miz Under the Stars” will be a full scale concert version of Les Miserables performed in the Pinecrest Garden’s beautiful 513- seat outdoor amphitheater at 8 pm on consecutive Sunday nights; October 23rd and 30th. […]

Let the talented ladies at Ella Bella Rozio Couture find your special style!


By Susan Smith…. Finding the perfect couturier to make today’s trendy woman the belle of the ball no longer requires a trip to Paris or Milan, but rather a simple sojourn to Ella Bella Rozio Couture on 264 Alhambra Circle in the City Beautiful. Mother and daughter team, Rocio Sanchez and Ella Tello, have established […]

Eat guilt free at earth friendly Evos Restaurant


By Susan Smith…. “People tell me all the time: ‘I thought of this idea years ago’ and they then commend me for following through on the dream,” says Roland Rafuls, owner of the franchised Evos Restaurant in the Village. Evos is a fast, casual-themed restaurant serving healthier burgers and fries, along with salads, wraps, shakes […]

Grand Re-opening of School of Rock Miami July 10


By Susan Smith…. Music-loving parents and kids in the Falls area have cause to celebrate as School of Rock announces the grand re-opening of their Miami school location on Sunday July 10th from 1 to 5pm at Miami School of Rock 8783 SW 132 Street. The school’s future rock stars can now hone their talents […]

2011 Miami Int’l Guitar Fest Series line up


By Susan Smith…. Held at Clarke Recital Hall on the University of Miami Campus at 5501 San Amaro Drive, this year’s Miami International Guitar Festival offers an intriguing variety of consummate performers to enjoy. Tickets for each performance are $15 for general admission, $8 for students. The concert series package price is $30. On Thursday, […]

Keep feet dry to avoid fungus infections


By Susan Smith…. “I have had many patients come into my office ashamed and embarrassed to expose their feet,” says Dr. Barry Tuvel. “With as few as two treatment sessions, they were able to wear summer sandals or flip flops comfortably and confidently.” A doctor of podiatric medicine, Dr. Tuvel has been treating patients in […]

At Regions Security Services the Client is Heard, Understood & Acknowledged


By Susan Smith…. Carlos Rivero Junior is a distinguished service-disabled veteran who served in both Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom military initiatives when a “line of duty” injury forced him into early separation.  Yet Rivero turned his personal tragedy into a success story by utilizing his vast security experience while on the ground overseas to […]