Heidi and Shane Battier host third ‘South Beach Battioke’

Heidi and Shane Battier host third ‘South Beach Battioke’

Miami Heat forward Shane Battier and his wife, Heidi, hosted the third annual “South Beach Battioke” at the Fillmore Theatre in Miami Beach on Monday, Jan. 27. The celebrity karaoke event raised nearly $300,000 to benefit the Battier Take Charge Foundation. More than 600 guests in attendance got a special chance to get up close […]

The Children’s Voice Chorus preparing for Carnegie Hall

Palmetto Bay resident Jamie Perez Sutta knows the power of music and its ability to inspire and encourage children. Founder and artistic director of the Children’s Voice Chorus, her group is now preparing for a performance at New York’s fabled Carnegie Hall. Using VOICE as an acronym for “Voicing Oneness and Individuality through Choral Education,” […]

We have a cultural gem right here in our town

While filling up my tank at a local gas station recently, I had left my radio on, rather loudly, because I was listening to some splendid jazz music on radio station WDNA. A charming woman in the next lane asked me if I was listening to a CD. I answered no, but that I was […]

Fowler White Burnett joins together to make a difference in our community

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Fowler White Burnett attorneys joined together to help build a home for a family in the Habitat Landings Community of South Miami Heights as part of the 2014 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Blitz Build on February 8, 2014. The Blitz Build is an accelerated construction event in which more than 1,500 volunteers work […]

Chicken barbecue fundraiser for local missions scheduled Mar. 8

A chicken barbecue fundraiser for local missions will be presented on Saturday, Mar. 8, by the men of the Silver Palm United Methodist Church for the 40th year. The church is located at 15855 SW 248 St. (Coconut Palm not Silver Palm Drive) next to Redland Middle School and across the street from Knauss Berry […]

Fallen Soldiers, Marines, Navy veterans honored with bricks

Fallen Soldiers, Marines, Navy veterans honored with bricks

The Military Affairs Committee of the Greater Homestead/ Florida City Chamber of Commerce reently added four Soldiers and Marines who died in the line of duty and two Navy veterans to its Veterans’ Memorial in Losner Park in Historic Downtown Homestead. As it has done for all the previous veterans honored, the Masonry Class of […]

Classic and contemporary autos to race at Speedway

Homestead-Miami Speedway has announced that it will host The Miami Historics — a full slate of vintage car races — during the weekend of March 7-9. Track president Matthew Becherer recently made the announcement. The event will feature 17 different races over two days on the track’s infield road course — a 15 turn 2.2 […]

Whigham Elementary students work to help clean up the coast

Whigham Elementary students work to help clean up the coast

Students from Dr. Edward L. Whigham Elementary School in Cutler Bay were part of a group of more than 160 volunteers participating in the third annual World Wetlands Day Community Trash Clean Up on Saturday, Feb. 1. Taking place at the coastal area along Black Point Marina, the students were joined by a number of […]

‘Pickleball’game to make local debut in Cutler Bay

‘Pickleball’game to make local debut in Cutler Bay

A relatively new sport of special interest to seniors has made its way to South Florida and will be part of Cutler Bay’s Senior Games in March. A Pickleball Demo/Clinic will take place on Saturday, Feb, 22, 8-10:30 a.m., on the multipurpose tennis courts at Saga Bay Park. A combination of three sports (tennis, ping […]

Town has new way to keep residents informed

The Town of Cutler Bay now can get the word out about upcoming events and other items of interest to residents using its new Electronic Community Message Board. Recently installed at the intersection of Marlin Road and Old Cutler Road, the special digital sign was part of the Old Cutler Roadway Improvement Project that was […]

UM Sports Hall of Fame golf benefits Miami Lighthouse

UM Sports Hall of Fame golf benefits Miami Lighthouse

The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame presented a check to the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired during a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Miami Lighthouse. CEO Virginia Jacko (second from left) accepted the $1,000 donation from UMSHoF president KC Jones, executive director John Routh and golf tournament chair […]

Chopin for All free concert series presents pianist Lindsay Garritson

The coming concert in the annual Chopin for All free concert series will feature young outstanding American pianist, violinist and a vocalist, Lindsay Garritson, on Sunday, Feb. 9, in a program titled “Chopin and the Music of Spain.” The 3 p.m. concert is at Granada Presbyterian Church, 950 University Dr. Coral Gables. The Chopin for […]

Town has new way to keep residents informed

Town has new way to keep residents informed

The Town of Cutler Bay now can get the word out about upcoming events and other items of interest to residents using its new Electronic Community Message Board. Recently installed at the intersection of Marlin Road and Old Cutler Road, the special digital sign was part of the Old Cutler Roadway Improvement Project that was […]

Black in America: Remember the CNN series in 2008

Black in America: Remember the CNN series in 2008

Of course I would not know what it is actually like to be Black in America. When I was a child growing up in Boston, I was beaten up a few times by a bunch of Irish kids who happened to hate Jews. I asked one of my schoolmates at the time what caused this […]


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