Stories written by Ann Lino

Aires Realty Opens in Doral

Seen here at ribbon cutting for AIRES Realty in Doral are Paul Kramer, Broker; Manuel Fernandez . CFO; Fernando Bastidas, CEO; Mayor of Doral, Luigi Boria; and Jeff Moore, Regional Vice President of The Money Store.

American International Real Estate Services (A.I.R.E.S.), along with The Money Store, a fully licensed lender; the Cespedes Law Firm; and Continental Title, have opened offices in Doral. A joint grand opening was held on April 4th with live music, great buffet, passed hors d’oeuvres, open bar and lots of excited guests. Doral Mayor Luigi Boria […]

Arsht Center Names Knight Concert Promenade Floor for Tonkinsons

Rick and Margarita Tonkinson

Rick and Margarita Tonkinson’s passion and support for the arts in our community is clearly a family affair. Because of their generous support, the Arsht Center recently named the Knight Concert Hall Second Floor Promenade in their honor. Since its inception 12 years ago, the Tonkinsons have purchased 12 stones and 14 chairs for family […]

Seasons 52 Encourages Guests to Indulge on Thanksgiving Day

Seasons 52 Encourages Guests to Indulge on Thanksgiving Day

For the first time ever, Seasons 52 on Miracle Mile, will offer guests a menu excedding their usual 475 calorie limit and encourage all to indulge on Thanksgiving Day. Seasons 52’s Thanksgiving Day. Affordably priced at $25.95 for adults and $12.95 for the children’s portion, guests will dine on these holiday favorites: Plainville Farms roasted […]

Former Bank Lawyer Fights for Miami Homeowners

Should I pay the mortgage on my home? What about the taxes and condo fees? What’s the worst that can happen if I don’t pay? What’s the best I can hope for? There are so many people offering advice. Realtors will tell you to sell. Bankruptcy attorneys will tell you to go bankrupt. Loan modification […]

What to expect for underwater mortgages in 2013? Principal balance reductions and foreclosure trials!

As 2012 came to a close, there were significant changes to the foreclosure landscape in Miami. If you owe more than your home is worth and are not paying your mortgage, there is hope for 2013. The biggest event in foreclosures this past year was the $50 Billion settlement between the Banks and the State […]

The Giving Tree brings smiles at holiday party

The Giving Tree brings smiles

The Giving Tree, 248 Giralda Ave. in Coral Gables, conducted an open house on Tuesday, Dec. 18, to celebrate the holidays and share the joy of the season. During the affair, owner Joan Reitsma, president of the Miami-Dade Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, with Pastor David Imhoff of Grace Lutheran Church, vice president, presented […]

Coral Gables Woman’s Club Helps Families in Doral

Coral Gables Woman’s Club Helps Families in Doral

The giving spirit is ever apparent in South Florida during this time of year. Several residents of Doral are among a group of dedicated women who are members of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club. This club maintains a beautiful historic building with two ballrooms as well as a free children’s dental clinic that the […]

American Welding Society and Carolina Ale House Host DBC Holiday Party

AmericanWelding Society opened their beautiful new offices on Dec. 11th for the Doral Business Council’s Holiday Party. More than 140 guests gathered on the huge second floor lobby area of the Society’s new building and enjoyed a delectable buffet of ribs, chicken wings and more donated by Joe Marouf and Carolina Ale House , the […]

Immigration Law Firm Recruits Top Staff

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A newly formed full service immigration law firm, The Hermanni Law Group, recently established offices in Coral Gables and has since recruited several new attorneys to provide clients with a full plate of immigration services. The impetus for creating this firm came from Kurt Hermanni, who had earned a great reputation as a skilled, honest […]

The Hermanni Law Group specializes in all immigration matters


The Hermanni Law Group, a full service immigration law firm, was founded by Senior Partner, a graduate of the Roger Williams University School of Law, Kurt Hermanni, in an effort to better serve his clients with all types of immigration issues. Hermanni, of Venezuelan descent, has earned the reputation of a skilled, honest and competent […]

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