Stories written by Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and the Rotarian of the Year Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education, co chairs the Doral Business Council Forum and is a DBC Ambassador, is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club and is on the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and sings in the choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

Fall Festival, Sports, Academics Take Center Stage

Fall Festival, Sports, Academics Take Center Stage

Fall sports brought acclaim in many areas this year. Miami Christian School Junior Alex Yaniz competed as a member of the Miami Christian School Varsity Bowling Team in Orlando for the State Finals and won a medal for Fourth Place in the State Individual Bowling Category. The Boys’ Bowling Team took the 2013 District Championship […]

Doral Family Fun Day a Hit at Atlantic Doral

Doral Family Fun Day a Hit at Atlantic Doral

One of Doral’s newest rental properties, The Atlantic Doral, hosted its first Family Fun Day Nov. 9, partnering with The Atlantic Doral, New York Life Insurance to provide complimentary identification cards to parents or guardians complete with all emergency contact information, details of their child, photograph, and fingerprints. The crowd attending the event was entertained […]

Charitable giving shows spirit of season

Charitable giving shows spirit of season

Holidays bring out the best in our community as we see people dig dip to help those less fortunate. All over town boxes of food and clothing are being collected in time to make the holidays a better one for others. The GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club’s, many members of whom live in the South […]

Wayne Eldred part of fabric of Coral Gables

Wayne Eldred part of fabric of Coral Gables

Wayne Eldred has become part of the fabric of Coral Gables, always willing to give back to a community that appreciates his contribution of time and talent. He has been both a partner and co-founder of such iconic happenings as Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce’s Burgerlicious, an event that recently celebrated its third year, and […]

Woodystock concert in Grove surpasses its fundraising goal

Woodystock concert in Grove surpasses its fundraising goal

  You have heard of Woodstock but may not have heard of a recent concert held right in our own backyard. On Sept. 21, Reggae-pop phenomenon Cris Cab was the headliner for a very successful benefit concert, Woodystock, so named for the nonprofit it benefits, the Woody Foundation. More than 1,000 people gathered at Peacock […]

Caroling Competition continues 27-year tradition in Gables

Caroling Competition continues 27-year tradition in Gables

  The Coral Gables Caroling Competition will get anyone who attends in the holiday spirit. It has been an eagerly awaited holiday tradition in the City Beautiful since 1987 when the 550 Building first presented the city with its spectacular poinsettia tree that became the backdrop for the competition. Recognition goes to Merrick Festival director […]

Gulliver’s Interact aids multiple charities

Gulliver Prep’s Interact Club held its second annual Interact Soccer Tournament on Nov. 16 on the school’s soccer field. One hundred people participated and helped to raise more than $1,000 for Chapman Partnership. The money will fund the Club’s monthly trips to the shelter. In addition, this very active group of more than 120 students […]

Gables Sushi Maki rolls out restaurant’s new menu items

Gables Sushi Maki rolls out restaurant’s new menu items

    Sushi Maki in Coral Gables rolled out the restaurant’s new menu items with a launch recently that features all the assorted new items, including such options as Kobe Beef Sliders and more finishing off with a Sake Bomb for fun. They even brought in a Ninja that provided some fun photo ops. Restaurant […]

Rotary Rollers at Splitville raised money for local scholarship

Rotary Rollers at Splitville raised money for local scholarship

  President of the South Miami Rotary Club, Brett Trembly, reports that his club recently held an event called Rotary Rollers at the Splitsville in South Miami where they raised almost a thousand dollars for local scholarships. Their next big event will be the Club’s 31st Annual South Miami Rotary Art Festival to be held […]

Miami Christian Students Enjoy Fall Activities

Miami Christian Students Enjoy Fall Activities

  Fall is in the air and October was hopping with numerous student activities at Miami Christian School from the Hispanic Heritage Month parade, and a big luncheon with parents visit to the Miami Springs Pumpkin Patch for elementary school students. Meantime, middle schoolers who had earned a merit trip enjoyed a day of ice […]

Hess South Beach Seafood Festival draws thousands

Hess South Beach Seafood Festival draws thousands

  For seafood lovers, the Hess Select South Beach Seafood Festival recently provided attendees with some of South Florida’s best seafood. From Avanti’s linguini with shrimp to oyster shots from Tarpon Bend and Mahi Mahi sliders from City Hall the Restaurant, this culinary event at Lummus Park was an unqualified success. Aside from an ample […]

South Miami Art Festival a big success

South Miami Art Festival a big success

    The weekend of Nov. 2 was a busy one with the South Miami Art Festival as well as an incredibly big bazaar at Our Lady of Lourdes. With almost 1,000 presold tickets for that event, the indoor outdoor charity event was a guaranteed success and gained great community support. Organized by Olga Martinez […]

Interact, Rotary do it all for charitable programs

Interact, Rotary do it all for charitable programs

Members of Gulliver Prep’s Interact Club are organizing their second annual charity soccer tournament, scheduled for Nov. 16 at Gulliver Prep. Last year, the event raised $1,000 and club president Nicole Rubin hopes they can exceed that total this year. While that event is a major effort, this dynamic group of young people is also […]

Coral Gables well represented at the Great Grove Bed Race

Coral Gables well represented at the Great Grove Bed Race

Coral Gables was well represented in this year’s Great Grove Bed race with teams from the Coral Gables Woman’s Club and the Rotary Club of Coral Gables, sponsored by Miami’s Community Newspapers and Shell Lumber and Hardware, respectively. As virgin racers, these two clubs faired very well in the race. Newly inducted Coral Gables Rotarian […]

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