Insurance Company Vs. Trees

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There seems to be a trend taking shape and it’s worrisome. In the last 6 months I’ve been contacted 5 times to evaluate the risk being posed by tree branches and palm fronds overhanging, or in close proximity to, the roof of a house. In each case the calls were prompted by a letter the […]

Deering Estate Foundation installs new officers and honor partners

Pictured (l-r) are executive board members Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces director Jack Kardys; incoming president Dave A. Marley Jr.; treasurer Vicki Simmons-Hinz; vice president Buff March-Bye; secretary Liede DeValdivielso; Deering Estate Foundation executive director Mary Pettit; past president Eric Haas, and director Deering Estate at Cutler William N. Irvine.

An overflowing crowd in the historic Stone House Ballroom heard David A. Marley Jr., a veteran of the financial services industry and a dedicated Deering Estate Foundation board member, become installed as the 12th president for the term 2014-15. Out-going president Eric Haas received well-deserved gratitude for his motivational leadership and many accomplishments during his […]

St. John Neumann musicians perform at Fairchild Challenge

A group of sixth grade students from the St. John Neumann Catholic School Eagles Choir and Musical Ensemble performed during the Fairchild Challenge. The students composed and performed a song about a day in the life of an egret in the Everglades. With their dedication and SJNCS musical director Mrs. Caballero’s guidance, the performance earned […]

Nomination are being accepted for Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

Kohl’s Department Stores is accepting nominations for outstanding young volunteers for the 2014 Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program. Nominations for kids ages 6-18 are being accepted until Mar. 14 at kohlskids.com, and nominators must be age 21 years or older. Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,300 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and […]

St. Thomas Lutheran Church celebrates 40th anniversary

St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Palmetto Bay celebrated its 40th anniversary with a re-dedication service and luncheon on Sunday, Jan. 19. Pastor Daniel Coy presided. Located at 17700 Old Cutler Rd., the familiar landmark slope-roofed building was completed in August of 1973. Before that, the congregation met at Colonial Drive Elementary School for services. Pastor […]

Coral Reef Elementary CRABs Robotics team takes 1st place

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The Coral Reef Elementary School CRABs Robotics team took first place in the Project Category at the Cypress Swamp First Lego League Qualifying Challenge in Lakeland. The team members invented a device that can track a person’s location using radar to help find them as soon as possible in the event of a natural disaster. […]

Coral Reef Elementary CRABs Robotics team takes 1st place

Coral Reef Elementary CRABs Robotics team takes 1st place

The Coral Reef Elementary School CRABs Robotics team took first place in the Project Category at the Cypress Swamp First Lego League Qualifying Challenge in Lakeland. The team members invented a device that can track a person’s location using radar to help find them as soon as possible in the event of a natural disaster. […]

Building Offcial Charles Danger retires after 26 years of service

After nearly three decades of exemplary public service, commitment and leadership in protecting the safety of residents via building safety, building code adoption and enforcement, Charles Danger, PE, Building Official of Miami-Dade County, has retired effective Jan. 24. Danger began his county career as the Chief Electrical Inspector with the Building and Zoning Department and […]

PTS sophomore earns first place at La Plume Young Writers’ Contest

Palmer Trinity sophomore Sarah Lipshultz (’16) won High School category first place for a creative piece she wrote for the La Plume Young Writers’ Contest. La Plume offers students the opportunity to express themselves through short stories based on themes relevant to their grade level. A panel of professional journalists, actors, writers and educators evaluated […]

Letter to the Editor – David Singer

To the editor: Over the past six months in a “smokefilled” back room in the bowels of the Village Hall of Palmetto Bay, a bevy of professionals have been meeting to help determine how millions of dollars in village tax revenues are spent over the next five to 10 years. These professionals consist of attorneys, […]

Village preparing for 12th annual Celebration Picnic

Village preparing for 12th annual Celebration Picnic

With less than a month left before Palmetto Bay’s 12th annual Celebration Picnic on Saturday, Mar. 1, now is the time for sponsors and groups that want to participate to make arrangements, according to village staffers. Event organizers already are placing orders for 3,000 hot dogs, 4,000 Krispy Kreme donuts, 2,500 slices of pizza, 2,000 […]

Neighborhood protection? Depends who lives there

How do you like the plan to rip out and pave over the avocado and mango trees at the public works offices for use as a storage and parking lot for Palmetto Bay’s buses? You never heard? No one is surprised as this proposal is a shock to everyone, especially the neighbors in the affected […]

Free annual pass promotion returns to Miami Seaquarium

Florida residents who buy a one-day regular admission to Miami Seaquarium from Jan. 25 through Mar. 2, will receive admission for the whole year free. It’s the return of the Free Annual Pass Offer that allows guests to visit Miami Seaquarium as often as they wish through Dec. 31. This includes admission to the extremely […]

Habitat for Humanity presents property tax check to county

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, a 501(c)3 developer of low income houses presented a check to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and commission chair Rebeca Sosa in the amount of $966,512, representing the property taxes that Habitat homeowners generated in 2013. Habitat has helped nearly 1,000 families achieve the dream of home ownership since […]


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