Stories written by Donna Shelley

Chamber South Art Festival, another success for SoMi


Participants to the Chamber South Art Festival were treated to a bustling Sunset Drive in downtown South Miami. Alive with art, music and a variety of food, the two-day event drew thousands of art lovers and those happy to share in a positive experience of family, friends and for some, their beloved canine companions. Designed […]

Ace Home Center is the place for holiday decorations

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Now is that magical time of the year when the Home Division of Ace Hardware Home Center in South Miami transitions from one holiday to the next. Halloween witches and skeletons are beginning to drift from center stage. Thanksgiving turkeys and ambercolored autumn accessories co-exist with the store’s ever spectacular Christmas wonderland; a joyous sight […]

Save Streets Halloween


Witches, ghouls and goblins are invited to haunt the shops located along Sunset Drive in South Miami during Safe Streets Halloween. October 31 is that magical day when the imagination runs free and perfectly well-behaved children (and adults) turn into monsters or whatever character they find appropriate for the occasion. Halloween, a mystical Celtic autumnal […]

Chamber South Art Festival Celebrates Art and Community

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In the realm of community-building events, South Miamians can take particular pride in the Chamber South Art Festival. Designed to showcase the City’s charming downtown, promote art in the community, local artists, and artists from around the country, the popular show marks its 41st year this November 3rd and 4th. “Chamber South continues to believe […]

EWM Real Estate – selling the Florida dream


“EWM is the number one broker in Miami for sales over $1 million. We are selling about one $1 million- plus property every 18 hours,” said the company’s president, Ron Shuffield from his office in Coral Gables. From its modest but highly successful beginnings in 1964, the company has grown from a one office operation […]

Sharing a moment with Columbia Ebersole


Chances are that if you frequent the Winn-Dixie in the City of South Miami you have had your milk, bread and other grocery items swiped, rung-up and bagged by Columbia Ebersole.

Local home-based business Mom and Pop grant recipient

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DMS Studio, Inc., a South Miami home-based business dedicated to art, writing and consulting received a Mom and Pop Small Business grant in the amount of $1,500. Sponsored by the Neighbors And Neighbors Association, Inc. and Miami-Dade County Government, the funding will be used to purchase new computer equipment to help with an ever-increasing customer […]

From Gadfly to Politician


At first glance it appears that Bob Welsh may have a split personality. One of his personas is as the city’s long-time rabble-rouser, peddling and pedaling his homemade screeds to select locations in South Miami. Some, but not all citizens of our city have experienced retrieving those modern-day mini- broadsheets from under the front door […]

foundArt Academy Art Sponsored by Ocean Bank

From left: Iliana Abraham, Ocean Bank Doral Vice President and Branch Manager; Cesar Blumtritt , foundArt Project Director and Fatme Rios, Vice President and Branch Manager of Ocean Bank’s Hialeah office.

Ocean Bank and foundArt Academy hosted a reception at Ocean Bank’s Doral Branch Feb. 23, highlighting unique artwork by both children and adults with special needs. The artwork remained on display in the Ocean Bank lobby thru Feb. 29 with all sold paintings donating proceeds to benefit the academy. “foundArt Academy provides an important service […]

SM Commission for Women seeks board members


By Donna Shelley…. The City of South Miami’s Commission for Women has three open board member positions and is currently seeking volunteers to join the board. Residents or those who have been employed in the city for two or more years are encouraged to submit their names for consideration. Board forms are available online at […]

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