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 […]

Fashion in Gardens raises money for 5 Village public schools

Fashion in the Gardens took place on Feb. 28 for the second consecutive year in the picturesque Pinecrest Gardens. Teachers, principals and students posed and twirled wearing the latest fashions, artists donated Teacher’s Pet sculptures for auction and locals enjoyed a one-ofa- kind event to raise money for Pinecrest’s five public schools. “Fashion in the […]

Read at Beech Mountain, NC

Read at Beech Mountain, NC

Here’s a group of Pinecrest residents enjoying a spring vacation at Beech Mountain, NC. They are (l-r) Olivia and Danielle Collins and Andrea and Nicholas Misiunas. Of course they remembered to take along a copy of their favorite hometown newspaper and snapped this picture for us. Thanks for thinking of us, girls

Don’t stay quiet on funding our libraries

It’s time for the usual rule of thumb when it comes to libraries – “Quiet, please!” – to be thrown out the window. It’s time to be loud and clear about the needs of our community libraries, which are in grave danger of being under funded into obsolescence. The Coalition to Save Our Libraries: Because […]

This Dog’s for You – Ralphie

This Dog’s for You - Ralphie

Say hello to Ralphie, an adult hound. This beautiful dog was found running along the side of a road in the Redlands. He is a sweet, kind, friendly and adventurous guy. He enjoys meeting new people and also does well with other dogs. A large, securely fenced-in yard with lots of space would be great […]

Elements Massage brings ‘personalized’ approach to Pinecrest

Jutta Campiani-Kopp, owner of the new Elements Massage in Pinecrest, is on a mission to help area residents experience the healing benefits of massage therapy services tailored to meet their unique needs. Campiani-Kopp opened the new Elements Massage studio, at 9523 S. Dixie Hwy., earlier this month. She says Elements is the only massage franchise […]

A quick 911 call means rapid treatment, reversal of stroke paralysis

There were no signs it was going to be a fateful day when 78-year-old Graciella Perdomo woke up in her North Miami home. But within minutes, she became confused and weak on her right side. Noticing the warning signs, her son suspected that she might be having a stroke and immediately called 911. His quick […]

Shrek to play at Palmetto HS

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey

Pictured is the cast from the Palmetto Senior High School production of Shrek the Musical. The cast members are (l-r) Brooke Sterling, who plays Fiona, Teddy Deam, as the Donkey and Austin Diaz in the role of Shrek. Shrek the Musical, with music by Jeanine Tesori and the book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire, is […]

Prepare early for a meaningful Passover

Passover is coming! There is much to do to make the holiday more meaningful and complete. Passover is the most ancient of all rituals. It has been passed down in an unbroken chain of tradition for more than 3,300 years. We celebrate Passover because it commemorates the birth of our nation – when we fled […]

12th annual Palmetto Bay celebration Picnic draws a crowd

12th annual Palmetto Bay celebration Picnic draws a crowd

On March 1, it was time once again for the Village of Palmetto Bay to roll out the BBQ and invite residents to celebrate incorporation as a Village 11 years ago. “We were so excited when we incorporated that we wanted to forever celebrate,” said Linda Robinson, the original vice mayor and an early shaper […]

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