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 […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest- Charles D. Ogden IV

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest- Charles D. Ogden IV

Charles D. Ogden IV, a senior at TERRA Environmental Research Institute, is the school’s Silver Knight nominee in Mathematics. He says he enjoys math, but does have to work at it. When he attends college, he plans to pursue a degree in Finance. Ogden has applied to 12 elite schools, including George Washington University, his […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest- Meggie Pires- Fernandes

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest- Meggie Pires- Fernandes

Coral Reef High senior Meggie Pires- Fernandes has approximately 1,500 hours in community service. Many of her hours came from volunteering for an organization called The Edge. The organization teaches young children about the importance of saving the environment. “So when they grow up they can help teach other people how to care for the […]

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest- Ariana Ramsundar

Positive PEOPLE in Pinecrest- Ariana Ramsundar

Palmetto High School junior Ariana Ramsundar wants to be a doctor. She is working toward that goal by volunteering at the Palmetto Bay Baptist Hospital Urgent Care Center. “I do patient paperwork, filing and scanning,” she says. Ramsundar volunteers two days a week for three hours at a time. “I love the community feeling there […]

Nissan 370Z Roadster is sleek, fun-to-drive sports car

The Nissan 370Z Roadster always has been a fun little sports car to drive, and the new 2014 version is no exception. However, there is little change in the sexy little car after last year’s enhancements that included a revised front fascia with LED daytime running lights. Under the hood, the Z Roadster continues with […]

Palmer Trinity celebrates 14th annual International Festival

Palmer Trinity celebrates 14th annual International Festival

It was a beautiful day in Palmetto Bay for the 14th annual International Festival at Palmer Trinity School. Visitors enjoyed more than 60 unique food, student and vendor booths offering savory food choices and handicraft from around the world. Each year, The International Festival marks Palmer Trinity’s vibrant multicultural community, as well as the commitment […]

‘Take Steps Miami’ to aid Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation May 3

Emily Kalbac has made finding a cure for ulcerative colitis her life’s mission. Kalbac, 16, a student at Palmer Trinity, has been a part of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America since she was 12 years old, when her brother was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis after suffering a baseball injury. Last year, Kalbac helped […]

Pinecrest Farmer’s Market is beauty and the feast

Pinecrest Farmer’s Market is beauty and the feast

From April 13-15 in 2012 at the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center at Tropical Park, the Miami International Agriculture & Cattle Show brought together cattle breeders and buyers from all over the world. Events included horse shows, rifle and handgun shooting competitions, and cattle shows. Kids enjoyed mechanical bulls, hamster water rides, bounce houses and other […]

Dranoff Piano Foundation presents concert at SMDCAC April 19

Dranoff Piano Foundation presents concert at SMDCAC April 19

The Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation will present its third concert of the season at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center on April 19 at 8 p.m., this one with a jazzy theme and world premiere by a celebrated Miami composer. A performance for 2 pianos, Jazz Squared will feature works by Gershwin, Dizzy Gillespie, […]

Luke Elder joins Mercedes-Benz Cutler Bay as operations manager

Luke Elder joins Mercedes-Benz Cutler Bay as operations manager

Luke Elder has been named operations manager at Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay. Elder’s appointment was announced by Greg Barnes, president of Bill Ussery Motors, parent company of Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay. “I am honored to join the Bill Ussery Motors Group and look forward to contributing to the continued growth and success of Mercedes-Benz of […]

Dog lovers rally at Biltmore Hotel to support Pet’s Trust initiative

Dog lovers rally at Biltmore Hotel to support Pet’s Trust initiative

The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables really went to the dogs in early March, all kinds of dogs — big ones, small ones, sleek ones, fluffy ones — all of them there to support Pets’ Trust Miami, the initiative to stop the killing at Miami-Dade Animal Services. The festivities also brought together animal lovers from […]

Tree Hugger owner Jason Gerrish is Florida tree-climbing champ

Tree Hugger owner Jason Gerrish is Florida tree-climbing champ

Local arborist Jason Gerrish has been crowned Florida’s tree-climbing champion. Gerrish, the owner of Tree Huggers, 13900 Old Cutler Road, captured the title by winning first place in the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Florida Chapter Tree Climbing competition in upstate Lakeland. He competed in five events — secured footlock, speed climb, throw ball, work […]

Miami does not need a destination casino

Why aren’t our political and civic leaders speaking out against bringing a destination gambling casino to the heart of Downtown Miami? It is truly amazing that nobody is challenging a destination casino other than former governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham, former Beacon Council president Frank Nero and former state senator Dan Gelber. Nero knows […]

Officer Julian Perez honored

Officer Julian Perez honored

Pictured is Pinecrest Officer Julian Perez holding the 2013 Law Enforcement Officer Foundation Uniform Service Award he was given recently, accompanied by Police Chief Samuel Ceballos (right) and Deputy Chief Peter Skumanich. Perez was given the LEO Award for preventing a military veteran from committing suicide with a handgun. Officer Perez also was awarded the […]


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