Talented student artist has big decision ahead

Gabriella Fagundez, a senior at St. Brendan High School, has a big decision to make — art vs. animals. Fagundez has two passions in life — painting and animals. For most of her life she has been able to fuse the two and use animals as her primary subjects in her award-winning art. That love […]

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 […]

In Florida, it’s better to be safe at any cost

In Florida, it’s better to be safe at any cost

The Stand Your Ground Law in the state of Florida seems to be working. It has certainly changed my life. Let me explain. Several weeks ago, on one of my rare visits to a movie theater, there was a (gentleman?) using his iPhone during the movie, which became quite distracting due to the brightness of […]

COMCAST TEAMING UP WITH REBUILDING MIAMI-DADE TO REHAB HOMES

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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 […]

Firefighters from Stations 34 and 55 to be honored

If you see this in time to attend, the next meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay takes place on Tuesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Cutler Ridge, 20740 Old Cutler Road, in Cutler Bay. At this meeting the group will recognize and honor the firefighters from Stations 34 […]

Environment is central theme of National Water Dance event

Environment is central theme of National Water Dance event

Some 80 dancers and 45 singers will perform at 4 p.m. on Apr. 12 as a way to bring attention to the environment and the fragility of our waterways. The event, called National Water Dance, will take place at Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave. in Palmetto Bay. Dancers and singers in 30 […]

Natural Healing Center begins anew after fire

Natural Healing Center begins anew after fire

When the Natural Healing and Massage Center in Cutler Bay moved to a new location in the same shopping center near the end of 2013, with a fresh look and new décor, the business’s future seemed bright. Then two months after reopening, the facility suffered an electrical fire causing smoke damage so severe that it […]

why Smoke When You Can “Vape”

Not just another “vapor” store around the corner. The Vapor Shack has been a hidden secret, in Cutler Bay, for almost a year now. Located tucked away in Cutler Centre, across from BJs on Marlin Road, it truly is a well kept gem. Steven aka “Vapor Steve” and Sheila Gomez bought this existing business in […]

Helen Aguirre Ferré speaks to students at MDC Homestead

Helen Aguirre Ferré speaks to students at MDC Homestead

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, Helen Aguirre Ferré, an award winning journalist and chair of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) District Board of Trustees, spoke to Homestead Campus students recently as part of a forum on “Female Journalists Who Bring Us News and Shape Our Views.” A veteran journalist figure in both English […]

Cutler Bay Spring Festival, Apr. 19, at Pinelands Presbyterian Church

For the past two years, the families of Cutler Bay and the surrounding areas have gathered for the Cutler Bay Spring Festival on Apr. 19, starting at 11 a.m., at Pinelands Presbyterian Church, 10201 Bahia Dr. in Cutler Bay. The event has been a hit for over 1,000 South Florida residents and is the perfect […]

Golf tournament to raise funds to build children’s crisis center

When celebrities like NFL pro athletes Robert Bailey and Adewale Ogunleye hit the links on Apr. 4, they will be swinging with a greater good in mind. The annual celebrity golf tournament raises funds for a variety of programs at Community Health of South Florida Inc. (CHI). “I am so proud to be a part […]

Deering Estate Festival of the Arts focuses on people and environment

Deering Estate Festival of the Arts focuses on people and environment

 Experience, engage and explore the integrated relationship between people and the environment through site specific eco and environmental works in the visual, literary and performing arts during the Deering Estate Festival of the Arts, Apr. 11-13, at the Deering Estate at Cutler. The “In Deep” theme for this year’s festival is designed to immerse the […]

Peter Rodriguez’s Eagle Scout project aids troops overseas

Peter Rodriguez’s Eagle Scout project aids troops overseas

When Cutler Bay resident Peter Rodriguez, 14, of Boy Scout Troop 314 chose something to do for his Eagle Scout Project, rather than perform something local he wanted to boost the morale of American military members overseas. Rodriguez, a student at Coral Reef High, decided to do that by purchasing 900 small flags and recruiting […]

Local playwrights to premiere play about early cast of SNL

Local playwrights to premiere play about early cast of SNL

The drama, excitement and comedy of the original Saturday Night Live cast is coming to a local theater. New Theatre will present Not Ready For Primetime, a new stage show that premieres Mar. 28, 8:30 p.m., at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Set in 1975 to 1980, this new play features the ups and […]


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