FIU student sacrifices hair for good cause

FIU student sacrifices hair for good cause

Pictured at the recent Relay For Life at Florida International University is Gabriella “Stella” Russotti, a sophomore and Tri Sigma sister, who shaved her head to make other girls feel beautiful. Asked how she felt afterwards, “It’s cold without hair,” she replied.

Recruiter says county needs guardian ad litem volunteers

Recruiter says county needs guardian ad litem volunteers

Noting that 6,000 children and teens up to age 18 live in Miami-Dade County foster homes, Pierre urged an audience of more than 30 to become an appointee of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court program to give abused and homeless children “a second voice” in managing personal affairs. Pierre is one of three recruiting specialists […]

Single-color wall painting debuts along Coral Way

Single-color wall painting debuts along Coral Way

A conglomeration of multi-colored walls along Coral Way now has a new look. Between SW 122nd and 147th avenues, county work crews went to work in February applying a common beige color that erased both mold and eye-sore graffiti from aging wall areas said to be “the worst found in West Kendall” after inspection tours […]

Local high school student publishes her first novel

Local high school student publishes her first novel

Gabriella Francis has experienced the thrill few writers enjoy in a lifetime. For admiring friends on Feb. 23 at Our Lady of Lebanon Church, 2055 Coral Way, Francis happily signed copies of her newly published book, Crestfallen, a fantasy-styled tale of a curious girl named Destiny. According to the copy on the book cover, Destiny […]


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 Eligible Miami Dade County Families Can Receive Free Internet Service For Six Months During Special Sign-Up Period Through March 25  Internet Essentials is a broadband adoption program created by Comcast to connect low-income Americans to the power of broadband Internet at home. In just two a half years, the initiative has connected more than 1.2 […]

Library’s Museum Pass Program: Your ticket to arts, entertainment

Miami-Dade Public Library cardholders now have greater access to the arts with the addition of the new Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) to its Museum Pass Program. The Museum Pass Program offers patrons, with a valid library card, free admission to Deering Estate at Cutler, Fruit and Spice Park, HistoryMiami, Miami Children’s Museum, Patricia and […]

The Youth Fair’s Tadpole the Clown to Visit Baptist Children’s Hospital on Mon., March 17th, 10 a.m.


WHAT: The Youth Fair’s favorite clown, Tadpole, is making the rounds, delivering bright smiles and laughter to the pediatric patients and families at Baptist Children’s Hospital. WHO: Tadpole the clown is always a crowd favorite and has been a part of The Youth Fair’s strolling entertainment for many years. He explores the fairgrounds every day […]

County commissioners need a lesson in finance

R. Kenneth Bluh

What is there not to understand? Moody’s and other credit-rating agencies can make or break a community’s budget when it comes to repaying municipal bond financing. It happened before when Miami-Dade County officials decided to raid the emergency reserve fund to cover expenses that were well known at the time the budget was being drafted. […]

Early a.m. soccer lights opposed by zoning staff

A county planning staff review has advised against extending hours until 2 a.m. for a West Kendall soccer facility south of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport due to a potential impact on a new housing development. An application adding three hours to a nightly 11 p.m. zoning restriction comes before the West Kendall Community Council for public […]

Sears Home Appliance Showroom moves to new location in Kendall

Sears appliance showroom

If necessity is the mother of invention, then surely convenience is the daughter of appliance. Having just relocated his Sears Home Appliance Showroom from its London Square location to its current one, situated more centrally at 11780 N. Kendall Dr. (across the street from The Palms at Town and Country), owner Michael Myers wants to […]

Volcano a ‘smash hit’ at festival for disabled

Roxy Theater's Charles Sothers and Ivan Lopez demonstrate a volcano explosion

A “volcano eruption” delighted dozens of youngsters and adults with disabilities during a “Family Festival of Arts and Games”at Indian Hammocks Park on Feb. 8. Charles Sothers and Ivan Lopez of Kendall’s Roxy Theater Group added special emphasis to a scale model volcanic eruption after the pair told of the unfortunate fate of Pompeii and […]

Checkers to expand and bring jobs to South Florida

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Checkers, the largest double drive-thru restaurant chain in the United States, plans to open as many as fifty new restaurants in South Florida. This expansion will not only bring job opportunities for the community but also continue to positively brand Checkers. “Miami is a growing market and a perfect place for Checkers to expand its […]

The Youth Fair Announces New Entertainment, New Programs and More Special Offers to South Florida Community


Now in its 63rd year, The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is offering fairgoers more deals and ways to have fun and save than ever before, making The Youth Fair even more accessible to everyone in South Florida. Taking place from March 13-30, 2014, The Youth Fair is also announcing this year’s entertainment line-up. […]

Children Enjoy Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Event at Kendall Regional


 Kendall Regional Medical Center again hosted its annual Valentine’s community event for children and their families on Saturday, February 8th. The goal of this annual event is to promote heart healthy living to both children and their families. Children also had the opportunity to bring their teddy bears to get a health check-up at the […]

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