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Epiphany Students Learn Life-Saving Roles at Doral Center

Epiphany Students Learn Life-Saving Roles at Doral Center

As HurrEvac computer images show Category 3 Hurricane Patricia getting closer to South Florida’s coastline, “Mayor” Patrick Cahill orders his fellow Epiphany Catholic School students to put out a fire in an evacuation shelter and relocate 1,000 residents to other evac centers in the area. “There are lives at stake, so let’s get this done,” […]

Authors outline inspiring history of South Beach

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Charles J. Kropke and Eleanor Goldstein, co-authors of South Beach: Stories of a Renaissance, chronicled the remarkable pioneers, builders and civic leaders who turned South Beach into one of the travel world’s most remarkable success stories at Books & Books in Coral Gables on May 2. In its first year of publication, the lavishly illustrated […]

Author/travel entrepreneur launches Tropic Moon Press

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Coral Gables author and travel entrepreneur Charles J. Kropke recently announced the launch of Tropic Moon Press, a new publishing company focusing on books that exhibit a genuine sense of place or a unique story line. “With the success of our first book, South Beach: Stories of a Renaissance, Tropic Moon Press is building a […]

Gulliver hosts state Chinese Competition

Pictured at the Florida Chinese Teachers Association sixth annual Florida State Chinese Championship are (front row l-r) Gabriel Sarria and Zoe Chen; (back row l-r) Gustavo Armada, Noah Norton, Luis Nunez, Cecilia Emden, Vanessa Hollander, Alexis Wong and Stefeno Campana.

By Bay Proby…. Interest in learning the Chinese language and culture has surged in the past decade as American economic and cultural ties to China have deepened. On Jan. 28-29, Gulliver Schools hosted the Florida Chinese Teachers Association’s sixth annual Florida State Chinese Competition at the Gulliver Prep campus to showcase evolving student interests in […]

NAFH National Bank: Dedicated to serving Aventura office customers

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By Bay Proby…. With the integration of Turnberry Bank and Metro Bank of Dade County into one well-capitalized financial institution, NAFH National Bank is dedicated to serving local business and retail customers, according to Luis Yepez, manager of the Aventura office located at 20295 N.E. 29 Place. “Safe, sound and secure with money to lend […]

NAFH National Bank dedicated to serving S. Miami customers

Evan Rees

By Bay Proby…. With the integration of Turnberry Bank and Metro Bank of Dade County into one well-capitalized financial institution, NAFH National Bank is dedicated to serving local business and retail customers, according to Mari Colina, vice president and manager of the South Miami office at 7312 Red Rd. “NAFH National Bank is a safe, […]

Gulliver Preparatory School hosts VEX Robotic Qualifier Competition

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By Bay Proby…. Gulliver Preparatory School hosted its first VEX Robotic Qualifier Competition on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the school’s gymnasium. The competition featured 12 South Florida schools and 32 robots. The VEX Robotics Competition is the largest and fastest growing middle and high school robotics program globally with 2,600 teams from 20 countries participating […]

Gulliver prep teacher Margarita Morell receives Operation Smile Int’l award

Margarita Morell

By Bay Proby…. Gulliver Preparatory Schools foreign language teacher Margarita Morell recently received the coveted Operation Smile “Educator of the Year Award” given annually by Operation Smile at the International Student Leadership Conference held in Denver, Colorado on August 4, 2010. More than 400 students and teachers from 12 different countries, including Ireland, the Dominican […]

Gulliver Schools to establish athletic hall of fame

Gulliver Schools

By Bay Proby…. With more than a quarter of a century of outstanding athletic tradition, Gulliver Schools will establish an athletic hall of fame to recognize and honor coaches, student athletes, administrators and friends of the athletic program. The inaugural installation dinner will take place on Friday, Oct. 29, at the Preparatory School gymnasium, 6575 […]

Beth Am luncheon features Dale Carnegie speaker

Pictured at the Professional Connections networking luncheon at Temple Beth Am are (l-r) Larry Barditch, Pinecrest business Association president; Scott Garvis, president of Dale Carnegie Training South Florida; Shari Debowsky, program director at Temple Beth Am; Michelle Cohen, assistant to the program director at Temple Beth Am; and Adam Hellman, Turnberry Bank vice president and Pinecrest office manager.

By Bay Proby…. About 80 people attended the fourth installment of the monthly Professional Connections Business Networking luncheons sponsored by Temple Beth Am earlier this month. Scott Garvis, president of Dale Carnegie Training South Florida, was guest speaker at the event. Garvis spoke about the importance of networking to grow businesses. “Be interested and you […]

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