Stories written by Cathy Guerra

For county parks naturalist: Year 2013 is for the birds

Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces naturalist Rangel Diaz will drive, boat, walk, stalk, chase and sit in search of 300-plus species of birds in Miami-Dade County in one year. South Florida offers one of the most diverse birding locations east of the Mississippi and consequently makes Florida a national and international bird watching […]

Redland Heritage Festival returns to Fruit and Spice Park, Jan. 12-13

Celebrate the New Year at the 38th annual Redland Heritage Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12 and 13, 2013 at the Fruit and Spice Park located at 24801 SW 187 Ave. in Homestead. The Redland Heritage Festival, a Fruit and Spice Park staple event, celebrates the unique heritage and history of the Redland agricultural […]

Free lecture at Deering Estate to discuss snakes in Everglades

In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate at Cutler presents a free lecture on the second Thursday of each month. The next lecture is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., in the Visitor Center Auditorium at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave. The lectures are free […]

Deering Estate at Cutler offers free PLAY Days

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The Deering Estate at Cutler will offer free admission to all guest on Saturday, July 21; Saturday Aug. 18 and Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of the annual Fee-Free “PLAY” Days. Guests can enjoy complimentary admission as well as hands on ecoart activities, science discovery programs, and historic house […]

Cabaret Concert Series returning for summer at Deering Estate at Cutler

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The Deering Estate at Cutler’s Cabaret Concert Series, which features intimate concerts inside the historic Stone House Ballroom, begins its 2012 summer series on Saturday, June 23, with multi-award-winning jazz duo Davis and Dow. All concerts begin at 8 p.m. and the main gate opens at 7 p.m. It is recommended to arrive early for […]

Redland International Orchid Show at Fruit and Spice Park, May 18-20

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Don’t miss the Redland International Orchid Show May 18-20 at the Fruit and Spice Park, located at 24801 SW 187 Ave. in Homestead. Truly the largest annual orchid show in the United States which features over 50 booths of educational exhibits and orchid vendors, the American Orchid Society-judged event showcases various types of orchids, plants, […]

Enjoy ‘Holiday Wonderland’ at Deering Estate at Cutler

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By Cathy Guerra…. Throughout December, visitors can tour the elegant and historic houses at the Deering Estate at Cutler, 16701 SW 72 Ave., as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations. The “Holiday Wonderland” is an annual tradition and a special project of local garden clubs and community organizations. The garden club members, students, […]

Take relaxing holiday cruise on bay from Deering Estate

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By Cathy Guerra…. Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy a relaxing bay cruise on Sunday, Dec. 18, while discovering South Florida’s nature and history aboard the Pelican Island Skipper pontoon boat, a 45-foot Corinthian Catamaran. A Deering Estate Education and Interpretive staff member will talk about birds, sea mammals, Native Americans, and early […]

Redland Summer Fruit Festival at Fruit and Spice Park, June 11-12

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By Cathy Guerra…. Enjoy a variety of fruits that are in season this summer at the Redland Summer Fruit Festival at Fruit and Spice Park on Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fruit and Spice Park is located at 24801 SW 187 Ave. in Homestead. The Redland Summer Fruit Festival […]

Nature Adventure Summer Camps slate open house events, May 21

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By Cathy Guerra…. Join Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures during an open house for their Nature Adventure Summer Camps on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the following Miami-Dade Parks area nature centers: Sense of Wonder Nature Center at A. D. Barnes Park, 3401 SW 72 Ave., and Bill Sadowski Park & Nature […]

Youth Arts Day, Music Fest coming to Deering Estate

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By Cathy Guerra…. Co-hosted by Students Offering Support and the Deering Estate at Cutler, the fifth annual Youth Arts Day and Music Fest will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Deering Estate at Cutler. Youth Arts Day and Music Fest is a community collaboration that celebrates youth […]

Fruit and Spice Park to host Great Green Family Festival

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By Cathy Guerra…. The Fruit and Spice Park will host the third annual Great Green Family Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Fruit and Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave. in Homestead. The environment-friendly event will introduce patrons to “eco-friendly” living by showcasing “green” […]

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