The Setting: Unique residential development in South Miami

The Setting: Unique residential development in South Miami

The Setting, a new high-end residential project by AJP Ventures and designed by award winning architect Roney Mateu, has been announced. AJP Ventures, most known for its modern commercial real estate projects, including the award-winning Building on Ponce Circle, offers buyers an incredible opportunity, an enclave of homes designed by Roney Mateu in a highly […]

Miami Foundation accepting ideas for 2014 Public Space Challenge

The Miami Foundation is accepting idea submissions through Apr. 8 for the 2014 Public Space Challenge. The countywide challenge again seeks to uncover the best ideas for creating and improving local public spaces. Ideas may be submitted at by anyone, including individuals, groups, for-profit companies and nonprofit organizations. Community experts and professional placemakers will […]

Evoobottega in Gables specializes in olive oils

Jana Higginbottom loves to cook with specialty olive oils and balsamic vinegars. She loves the olive oils so much that she wanted to share them with others, so she opened Evoobottega (EVOO stands for extra virgin olive oil), a store specializing in extra virgin olive oils and vinegars. She discovered the specialty olive oil when […]

Local host families needed for international students

Local host families needed for international students

Open Hearts Learning Abroad (OHLA), an international educational organization that specializes in offering language programs in Florida, is looking for host families in Coral Gables that will welcome students from abroad in their homes. In collaboration with the Miami- Dade County Public Schools District, OHLA provides the placements of foreign students in Miami for either […]

Achievement Breakfasts honor top area students

Achievement Breakfasts honor top area students

Achievement Breakfasts honored top middle and high school as well as area elementary school students at Westin Colonnade on Mar. 12 and 14, respectively. Presented by Miami-Dade Chapter- Thrivent Financial and coordinated by Joan Reitsma, the events were bigger than ever although a few schools were unable to attend because of scheduling conflicts. In fact, […]



South Florida residents invited to join volunteer efforts On Saturday, April 26, local Comcast employees along with their families, friends and community partners will “make change happen” as they volunteer to improve homes in the South Miami neighborhood of West Perrine as part of “Comcast Cares Day.” Residents in the Miami-Dade area are encouraged to […]

Contemporary art brightens lawn of the Biltmore Hotel

Contemporary art brightens lawn of the Biltmore Hotel

Brightly colored plastic sculptures of boxer dogs, incongruously wearing human shoes and backpack water bottles, have added a contemporary splash of color to the classic architecture of the landmark Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Other creatures done in the same style decorate the hotel property as well, and are part of an unusual exhibit that […]

Coral Gables ranked among 10 Friendliest Small Cities

Feel like you live in an international city, but still have all the amenities and comfort of a small and pleasant community? Well, you are not alone. According to a recent research done by Movoto, a real estate site, Coral Gables has been ranked 10th in its list of America’s Friendliest Small Cities. The national […]

Matt McGrath stands out in business, volunteerism

Matt McGrath stands out in business, volunteerism

Amanaging partner and a principal of Evensky & Katz, Matt McGrath has a history of community volunteerism from an early age when his parents had he and his brother took food and gifts to a local retirement home, making sure the people who did not have family or friends visiting them knew people cared for […]

Junior Orange Bowl Festival honors student photographers

The Junior Orange Bowl honored student photographers from grades 6-12 during the recent annual Photography Contest Reception. The reception was hosted at the Frost Art Museum at FIU and sponsored by Pitman Photo Supply. Students submitted photos in five categories: Black and White, Night Photography, Patterns, Zoo Miami, and Photoshop/Manipulate. The student with the best […]

Coral Gables Mayor Jim Cason welcomes new branch of First Bank Florida in Coral Gables


The Mayor of Coral Gables, Jim Cason, praised First Bank Florida on the opening of a new, full-service branch in Coral Gables. Cutting the ribbon in the new banking facility, Cason said that in providing service to the business community the bank will support projects that directly impact the local economy, a goal of the […]

Why the Oscars are bad for plastic surgery!

As I was watching the Oscars last week, I was appalled by what I saw. Apparently, so were some of my clients. Every year after the glamorous event, I hear these same questions: “Will my plastic surgery make me look like some of those movie stars I see at the Oscars?” “If those people have […]

Efiie Consulting Group Announces Launch of Education Management Service


Efiie Offers Consulting Services to Students and Parents for Proper Placement in College or University Efiie Consulting Group, LLC, (the “Company”)(Efiie), a private firm offering consulting services to students and their parents, using a unique approach, assisting with the placement into the right college or university based on a systematic approach of college search and […]

VW Jetta adds 1.8-liter turbo engine to lineup

VW Jetta adds 1.8-liter turbo engine to lineup

The Jetta continues as Volkswagen’s best-selling car three years after the sixthgeneration was introduced to the U.S. market as a 2011 model. And the 2014 version is the best yet. Under the hood, the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine in the SE and SEL trim lines has been replaced by a new 1.8-liter turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine […]

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