Stories written by Grant Miller
Grant can be reached at grant@communitynewspapers.com

2013 RAV4 crossover SUV marks 4th generation

The all-new 2013 RAV4 is the fourthgeneration of Toyota’s popular crossover utility vehicle. The new design features a sleek-sloping roofline, an aggressive character line, sculpted front and rear fenders and boldly proportioned taillights. The new interior has a premium, sophisticated look with soft-touch accents and drivercentric controls. In a break with its heritage, RAV4 switched […]

Secure a healthy future for Miami-Dade County

Everyone in Miami- Dade County has been touched by the Jackson Health System at one point or another. If we haven’t been to the hospital ourselves, we have family members or friends who have gone to Jackson seeking help, and they have always found it. For many years, Jackson facilities have provided some of the […]

Securing a healthy future for Miami-Dade County

Everyone in Miami- Dade County has been touched by Jackson Health System at one point or another. If we haven’t been to the hospital ourselves, we have family members or friends who have gone to Jackson seeking help, and they have always found it. For many years, Jackson’s facilities have provided some of the world’s […]

2013 Toyota Prius leads the ‘green’ vehicle parade

  The Toyota Prius has become synonymous with “hybrid” and since it gets the best fuel economy of all hybrids, it’s no wonder why. The 2013 Prius Four gets 51 mpg around town and 48 mpg on the highway, yet still has all the amenities you could ask for — heated front seats, auxiliary jack, […]

Palmetto Bay’s David Singer:fighting to save our village

Palmetto Bay’s David Singer:fighting to save our village

Is David Singer an angel or the devil, public watchdog or gadfly? It depends upon which side you are on. Opinions differ on Singer, one of Palmetto Bay’s most outspoken residents. This is not the lawyer David Singer, but rest assured that the light is on late at night at his home as he works […]

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has more power, better technology

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The 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is just a great automobile! It’s incredibly luxurious and comfortable for a lower-priced car, it handles like a dream and it delivers excellent fuel economy (34/40 mpg). It also boasts more power than the previous model, which makes the ride even better. The new Sonata Hybrid comes with an advanced […]

An on-campus football stadium a must for UM

For quite a few years now, advocates of an oncampus football stadium for the University of Miami Hurricanes have been clamoring for a change in the school’s nostadium policy and touting the advantages of a dedicated home for the team. Time could be running out for the UM’s football program if the administration doesn’t see […]

Help popular coach in the battle of his life

Help popular coach in the battle of his life

In my 35 years of coaching youth sports, I have never met anyone quite like Gary Bush Sr. I met Gary back in 1995 when I was commissioner of the Coral Reef Broncos Intramural Football program. A fellow coach, he brought with him a wealth of experience that included playing as a running back alongside […]

Sign up for HPBA Baseball and Softball Fall Ball

Fall Ball is a prelude to our winter season and it’s geared to allow improvement and participation in an atmosphere that is more relaxed than the regular season. All baseball games are played at Chapman Field Park and all softball games are at Palmetto Bay Park during the week (no weekends), two games per week […]

Help a friend in the battle of his life

In my 35 years of coaching youth sports, I have never met anyone quite like Gary Bush, Sr. I met Gary back in 1995 when I was commissioner of the Coral Reef Broncos Intramural Football program. A fellow coach, he brought with him a wealth of experience that included playing as a running back alongside […]

Voters should electcouncil that can run proper meetings

One would think that my last column asking Mayor Shelley Stanczyk to stop the ugly vendettas would have led to at least some temporary good behavior in an attempt to prove me wrong. Instead, your Palmetto Bay Village Council hit new lows at the July meeting. And village residents better start taking notice before the […]

PECO funds diverted from public to charter schools

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Charter schools will receive $91 million for their construction and maintenance needs, state lawmakers have agreed. The figure represents a $36 million increase over last year’s allocation, but it falls just short of the $100 million proposed by Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida House. The deal was struck during budget negotiations that lasted late […]

Miracle League Summer Classic set for Saturday, July 13

Come out and witness a Saturday night miracle at 7 p.m., July 13, i n Pine crest’s Suniland Park as the Miracle League of Miami-Dade County fields the first Summer Classic sponsored by The Assurant Foundation. This will be the seventh exhibition game in the inaugural season of the Miracle League of Miami-Dade County, a […]

Mayor Stanczyk: Time to stop the ugly vendettas

More and more people are asking, “Mayor Stanczyk, what are you thinking?” She has a duty as mayor to put pettiness aside and work to preside over a healthy village council. Instead, she spends hours traveling downtown trying to politicize or intimidate a county DERM board proceeding that involves John Dubois, a person she is […]

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