Stories written by Alexandra Curbelo

Coral Gables BID names new executive director – 2014

Coral Gables BID names new executive director - 2014

The Business Improvement District of Coral Gables (BID), with a mission to promote commercial vitality for Miracle Mile and Downtown Coral Gables, has named marketing and economic development executive Marina S. Foglia as its executive director. “Marina Foglia is an outstanding collaborator with strong communications, marketing, event planning, fundraising and economic development skills,” said Burton […]

Commission honors outgoing BID executive director Mari Gallet

Commission honors outgoing BID executive director Mari Gallet

During a meeting on Jan. 14, Mari Gallet, outgoing executive director of the Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables, was given a proclamation by the City of Coral Gables recognizing her many achievements with the organization over the past nine years and her impact on improving downtown Coral Gables. Mayor Jim Cason thanked her […]

Students create masks for Fairchild Challenge parade

More than 300 parents and elementary school students from 30 Miami schools attended Fairchild Challenge’s Parade of Incredible Insects (with students wearing masks) in the Challenge’s annual competition for elementary schools on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables. Students were charged with researching an insect and learning how that insect […]

Light The Night raises $800K for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

The 2013 annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Miami Walk, which raises funds for blood cancer research and provide support to patients and their families, took place Saturday, Nov. 16, at Bayfront Park in downtown Miami. The event organized by the Southern Florida and Puerto Rico Chapter, raised approximately $800,000. More than 6,000 […]

Fairchild Garden earns Diamond Award from Coral Gables C of C

Fairchild Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation, recently received the 2013 Diamond Award from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce in the Non-Profit Organization category. “It is an honor and privilege to receive this prestigious award […]

Fairchild Garden earns Diamond Award from Coral Gables C of C

Fairchild Garden earns Diamond Award from Coral Gables C of C

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, one of the premier conservation and education- based gardens in the world and a recognized international leader in both Florida and international conservation, recently received the 2013 Diamond Award from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce in the Non-Profit Organization category. “It is an honor and privilege to receive this prestigious […]

Fairchild Tropical Garden hosts Sounds of Nature Challenge 3

Fairchild Tropical Garden hosts Sounds of Nature Challenge 3

The Fairchild Challenge — Fairchild Garden’s award-winning multidisciplinary STEM education competition, now in its 12th year, which reaches 130,000 students in South Florida at more than 260 schools from PreK-12 — conducted its annual Sounds of Nature Challenge 3 event on Nov. 20-21. The event took place in Fairchild’s Garden House and approximately 125 middle […]

Gables BID launches search for new executive director

Gables BID launches search for new executive director

The Business Improvement District (BID) of Coral Gables has launched a search for a new executive director to replace Mari Gallet, who has served in the position for nine years. Gallet is leaving the organization to enter the for-profit sector and start her own consulting firm. She will remain with the Business Improvement District through […]

250 teachers attend Launch Brunch of the Fairchild Challenge

250 teachers attend Launch Brunch of the Fairchild Challenge

More than 250 middle and high school teachers attended the 2013-14 Launch Brunch of the Fairchild Challenge on Aug. 24, the successful multidisciplinary STEM education competition which now reaches 130,000 students in South Florida at more than 260 schools from PreK-12. “We are very excited this year to enhance Fairchild Challenge’s musical component by partnering […]