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

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The American Heart Association is gearing up for its Oct. 26 Walk at Marlins Park. On Sept. 10, a kickoff breakfast at Marlins Park celebrated team leaders and sponsors of this year’s event who are excited about the new location offering great parking for the more than 5,000 participants expected to attend and support this […]

Miami Christian School hosts ‘Back to School Bash’

Miami Christian School hosts ‘Back to School Bash’

Miami Christian School ushered in the 2013-14 school year two days before the start of classes with its annual “Back to School Bash,” a time for students to reconnect and also meet numerous new classmates who have joined the MCS family this year. Students participated in games and activities, chose lockers, finalized schedules and enjoyed […]

UM Sports Hall of Fame annual Keys Dolphin tourney a huge success

UM Sports Hall of Fame annual Keys Dolphin tourney a huge success

Over the summer, the UM Sports Hall of Fame’s 3rd Annual Celebrity Dolphin Tournament attracted 92 boat entries, making it the largest fishing tournament in the Florida Keys. Held at The Post Card Inn in Islamorada, notables seen at the event included Legendary Hurricane Ray Lewis who hosted the event and more than 75 former […]

Thea Pizzeria & Café hosts an event for PARK Project

Thea Pizzeria & Café hosts an event for PARK Project

The PARK Project began its volunteer recruitment efforts on July 31, at Thea Pizzeria & Café, located at 1951 NW Seventh Ave. Thea, a lovely restaurant located in the beautiful University of Miami Life Science and Technology Park, generously donated drinks and food samplings for the crowd assembled there who were anxious to talk to […]

Coral Gables Woman’s Club conducts bingo night for charity

Coral Gables Woman’s Club conducts bingo night for charity

Florida Federation of Woman’s Club’s local members are as active as ever. The GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club conducted a charity bingo night recently for Shot for Life. International Committee chair Mitzi Jenner with club member Ana Lam orchestrated a fun evening where many new members got to socialize with longtime members while raising more […]

Prima Ballerina visits South Miami’s Ballet Boutique

Prima Ballerina visits South Miami’s Ballet Boutique

Ballet Boutique , one of the latest new stores to open in South Miami, enlisted the help of her friend Katia Carranza, Prima Ballerina of the Miami City Ballet and Ballet of Monterrey, to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, August 23. Located at 7322 Red Rd., this is the first US store […]

Terry Biddulph retires from career but not service to the community

Terry Biddulph retires from career but not service to the community

A soft spoken, intelligent man with a big heart, Terry Biddulph, recently retired after 35 successful years in the banking industry. He concluded his long career as senior vice president of corporate banking/business development for Sabadell United Bank. While he catered to the needs of the professional and legal communities as a bank liaison for […]

Stop Diabetes Walk team captains gather at Marlins Park

Stop Diabetes Walk team captains gather at Marlins Park

With the Sept. 21 Stop Diabetes Walk just around the corner, more than 100 Miami-Dade supporters gathered at Marlins Park on July 31 for a kickoff celebration that featured several testimonials, healthy food and lots of team captains ready to raise funds to help prevent and cure diabetes, and to improve the lives of all […]

Season’s 52 Launches New Happy Hour Flights and Flatbreads

Season’s 52 Launches New Happy Hour Flights and Flatbreads

Seasons 52 offers wine lovers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some excellent wines during restaurant week before 6 p.m. daily as well as late night 10-11p.m., Sun.-Thur. and 11p.m.- 12.a.m., Fri. and Sat. Master Sommelier George Miliotes has assembled a collection of nine stellar wine from which guests may taste three, accompanied by their choice […]

Hank Langston earns proclamation from county

Hank Langston earns proclamation from county

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Lynda Bell took advantage of an assembly of more than 400 teachers and staff on August 8, to surprise Gulliver’s Dean of Faculty and Director of University Community and Corporate Affairs, Hank Langston, with beautifully framed proclamation from the mayor and county commission. Langston was recognized for his dedicated service to the […]

Seasons 52 Launches New Happy Hour Flights and Flatbreads

Seen here at recient tasting are Season 52’s Managing Partner Jon Peck,Sous Chef Keith Badgley and Sales Manager Denise Erwin.

Season 52 offers wine lovers a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some excellent wines during restaurant week before 6 p.m. daily as well as late night 10-11p.m., Sun.-Thur. and 11p.m.-12.a.m., Fri. and Sat. Master Sommelier George Miliotes has assembled a collection of nine stellar wine from which guests may taste three, accompanied by their choice of […]

Local Attorney’s Pro Bono Program Helps Homeowners

As the epicenter of the housing market implosion and ground zero for foreclosures, Florida has an abundance of homeowners who are at a great disadvantage when foreclosure threatens. Miami courts are now fast tracking foreclosures for trial to clear the huge backlog of cases. Many homeowners wrongfully lose their homes to foreclosure because they are […]

Socials, Alumni Mark Miami Christian School Summer

Socials, Alumni Mark Miami Christian School Summer

Summertime bring vacations and social events for Miami Christian students and alumni alike. Beginning in June, students gathered for an overnight lock-in held in the school gymnasium from early evening to 8 a.m the next morning. During a mostly sleepless night, they played various sports and socialized. In early August, a special event at Rapids […]

DBC Forum Becomes Family

DBC Forum Becomes Family

Those Doral Business Council businesses that choose to join the Forum networking group create relationships that extend beyond business. In fact, at a recent breakfast meeting, many members stayed late to shower Aly Ramos, of QueBelle, with a cake and basket of baby gifts for a new addition to her family, due very soon. (Aly […]

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