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

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 […]

Is Publix doing the right thing for Cutler Bay?

Last month, the “Potato Field” developers secured approval from the Cutler Bay Town Council to move forward with the development of the Shoppes of Cutler Bay project. Developers promise a new, larger Publix among its retail mix. In the midst of the positive accolades from the town council, thanking the developer for working with town […]

2013 Infiniti JX is a family vehicle with a lot to offer

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If you’re looking for an excellent family vehicle, then the 2013 Infiniti JX is just the ticket! There are a lot of features that will please drivers with families, and I especially like the second row seat that slides forward to allow easy access to the third row, even with a child seat installed. And, […]

2013 Dodge Dart has its roots in Fiat’s storied Alfa Romeo

The 2013 Dart is an exciting all-new compact car that offers a lot of promise for the Dodge brand as it solidifies and signals a growing relationship with the Italian automaker Fiat. The new Dart is an agile, fun-to-drive car and has its roots in the new Alfa Romeo. It is sleek and aerodynamic, made […]

It’s time for high school sports to do the right thing

Here’s a question: Is doing the right thing always the right thing to do, or only when it’s convenient? I would like to put that question to the principals and athletic directors of area high schools. It seems to be a national trend these days, but I bring this up because of incidents at local […]

Village deserves council that can work together

The crescendo has been building at Palmetto Bay’s trouble council meetings since early 2011. The question for those frustrated nonaligned residents waiting for a return to reasonableness is whether recent events signal a climax or the point of no return. Those who watch meetings on TV can gain painful insight on how not to run […]

2014 Paceman is latest offering in MINI series

The 2014 MINI Paceman is a superb all around vehicle, offering practicality, fun, efficiency and all-weather capability. The Paceman’s precise steering inspires confidence and the sport suspension does a great job of keeping the crossover vehicle’s body movement in check while delivering a fun ride. Introduced in March, the Paceman represents another MINI expansion into […]

Hyundai adds Turbo-GDI engine to 2013 Veloster lineup

Hyundai Veloster Turbo has a bold hexagonal front grille, sculpted side skirts and a dynamic rear bumper with

  With fuel economy of 26/38 mpg and a 0-60 mph clocking of 6.9 seconds, the 2013 Hyundai Veloster just may be the best sport coupe compact on the market today. I especially like the front end styling and the three-door hatchback design. The new Veloster now has a 1.6-liter 201 hp Turbocharged-Gasoline Direct Injection […]

2013 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline is a ‘muscle car’ with attitude

The 2013 Dodge Challenger is a lot of fun to drive and it really turns heads as you pass other cars on the expressway. This is a muscle car that will draw you in with its refined handling and ride, and its spacious interior makes it comfortable to drive. Our test car for the week […]

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe available in Sport, LWB models

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe available in Sport, LWB models

It’s tough to find anything not to like about the new 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. It has a zippy turbocharged engine, a high-quality interior with an upright dash design, a roomy rear area with sliding and reclining seats, which means that passengers can get comfortable. The Santa Fe Sport and sibling LWB Santa Fe […]

A special offer for our readers

Happy New Year! Miami’s Community Newspapers wants to start the new year by thanking our many loyal readers and offering you a chance to see the University of Miami’s basketball team in one of several games against top Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. You can get up to four tickets to one of the following games […]

2013 Chevrolet Malibu is made for the world market

2013 Chevrolet Malibu is made for the world market

The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu is just a solid sedan; it’s a comfortable ride, has great technology and makes a great “sports truck” for hauling all of my kids’ baseball equipment. Even more important, the allnew Malibu earned a five-star rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and was a top safety pick by the Insurance […]

A special offer for our readers

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Happy New Year! Miami’s Community Newspapers wants to start the new year by thanking our many loyal readers and offering you a chance to see the University of Miami’s basketball team in one several games against top Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. You can get up to four tickets to one of the following games (while […]

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