The American Red Cross honored 12 outstanding ladies with the Sarah Hopkins Woodruff Spectrum Awards for Women during a Mar. 5 luncheon at the Hotel InterContinental in downtown Miami. The honorees serve as exceptional examples of the humanitarian principles of the American Red Cross: Humanity, Impartiality, Independence, Unity, Neutrality, and Voluntary Service. “Spectrum” refers to [...]
The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Expo recently announced the annual Walter B. Arnold Jr. Youth Hall of Fame Community Service Award inductees and finalists during a recognition dinner held at the R. Ray Goode Building on The Youth Fair fairgrounds. Inducted into the Hall of Fame were Joshua Williams, a seventh grader at [...]
South Florida electrician Kent Crook of Wiremasters Electric wanted to make a difference and get children thinking about the importance of solar power for the future, so to capture their interest and imaginations he created a superhero called “Mr. Solar.” Garbed in his costume, he attends area events and works with the schools to get [...]
Westminster Christian Middle School students competed and received Superior Awards at the International Junior Thespian State Festival in Melbourne. Appearing in photo are eighth graders Erica Brenner (center) for Superior Monologue, and Kristina Betancourt (left) and Melissa Mendez for Superior Duet Acting.
The issue of the skatepark is a difficult one that has generated comments and valid arguments on both sides of the matter from the council members as well as the folks who live nearby and those who use it (or did until it was shut down). What has some of us here scratching our heads [...]
The Village of Palmetto Bay hosted its annual picnic on Mar. 2 to commemorate its incorporation in 2002 as an independent municipality. There was plenty of food and entertainment for the more than 1,500 guests who came to Coral Reef Park. This year, along with the many musical performances, there was a special dance performance [...]
More than 4,500 village residents gathered at Coral Reef Park on Mar. 2 despite chilly weather to enjoy Palmetto Bay’s 11th annual Celebration Picnic with festivities, rides, music and food. These picnic-goers are enjoying the roasted corn.
Two resolutions that had been deferred from the Palmetto Bay Council’s Feb. 25 special meeting regarding changes to Coral Reef Park and Palmetto Bay Park came up for a vote during the Mar. 4 session. The changes for Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152 St., would include two new batting cages to replace old ones, [...]
Buying flowers is often a last minute, hurried affair. Usually, it is a quick gift added to the grocery purchases or a tired bunch of red roses from the guy on the street corner. At the new Field of Flowers in Palmetto Bay, the shopping experience matches the joy and beauty that flowers are meant [...]
Tanya Silver fiddles with her hands and has a flush look on her face as the patient care technician at her middle school listens to her heart. The 14 year-old felt a heavy pain on her chest and went to her school-based health center to be examined. Silver (named changed to protect her identity) told [...]
Jon Paulisin, CEO and owner of South Florida Energy Savers in Palmetto Bay is a man who believes that greening South Florida is going to be a sure-fire success. “I believe in this. I started this company because I knew that greening was going to be the way to go,” said Paulisin. And it is [...]
The Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is back after a two-year hiatus; it’s sportier and more practical than ever, and there’s even a turbocharged power option available. The Type 15 VW Convertible rolled onto American highways in 1949 and it has been one of the most popular ragtops ever built. More than 330,000 copies of the first [...]
Pego Lamps has been providing top-quality lighting to homes and businesses in South Florida since 1980. A family owned and operated business, Pego Lamps features quality lighting for sale in two locations. They also offer lighting, lighting accessories and home decorating items on their Pego Lamps website at www.pegolamps.com. The flagship store continues to operate [...]
In the Company of Women, presented by Macy’s and Enterprise Holdings, will celebrate its Silver Jubilee during an annual awards ceremony and reception recognizing 14 women who have helped shape the South Florida community through their artistic talents, business acumen, pioneering spirit, ingenuity and courage. Timed to coincide with Women’s History Month, the 25th Annual [...]