Stories written by Jesse Scheckner

Family continues tradition, opens new Subway on Old Cutler Road

A new Subway shop has opened up at the intersection of SW 168th Street and Old Cutler Road. The store, which opened Oct. 30, is owned and operated by lifelong Miami residents Enrique Fernandez, his wife, Elsie, and her daughter, Karina Mirabal. It is the first of what they hope will be many future restaurants. […]

Suniland Sundevils basketball season sign-up begins

With the season starting in November, the time to sign up is now for Suniland Sundevil Optimist youth basketball. Incoming hoops commissioner Sammy Hernandez, a former George Mason University player who played under current University of Miami coach Jim Larrañaga, brings eight years of experience coaching youth basketball to the organization. “We’re excited to combine […]

Tryout for South Dade Volleyball Club season set for Nov. 15-17

Over the last decade, more than 35 young women athletes have been placed in colleges around the country as a result of their involvement with the South Dade Volleyball Club program. Begun December 2005 to provide a winter and spring activity for young women who display above average volleyball skills and to prepare them for […]

Suniland Sundevils basketball season sign-up begin

With the season starting in November, the time to sign up is now for Suniland Sundevil Optimist youth basketball. Incoming hoops commissioner Sammy Hernandez, a former George Mason University player who played under current University of Miami coach Jim Larrañaga, brings eight years of experience coaching youth basketball to the organization. “We’re excited to combine […]

Jennings helps people save their homes from foreclosure

For Bernard W.H. Jennings, the course of his professional career was determined by a deep personal loss. He was in graduate school finishing work on his master’s degree in public administration at Florida A&M University and his mother was faced with a foreclosure on her property. “She had this obligation to pay the bank and […]

Young Village artist wins first prize at Fairchild Challenge

Among the first things evident about Palmetto Elementary student Cody Knecht’s Fairchild Challenge-winning drawing of a Keys tree cactus is its unusual perspective. Where most would approach the project at a parallel head-on angle, he chose to depict the cactus from beneath, pointing upward towards the moonlit sky under which it blooms. This aesthetic choice […]

Cool de Sac opens Gulfstream Park location; eyes future growth

Often, while eating out, the joys of parenthood are temporarily diminished. The outing fails to properly serve as the relaxing finish to a long day parents deserve, and the kids seldom enjoy themselves either. It was in this dilemma that international business mogul, seasoned entrepreneur and South Florida resident Jose Luis Bueno saw an opportunity. […]

‘Corporate Knockout’ fundraising event to benefit Easter Seals SF

‘Corporate Knockout’ fundraising event to benefit Easter Seals SF

If you ever have had the desire to see white collar pugilists attempt to pummel one another into submission for a good cause, now is your chance. The first annual Corporate Knockout event, which pits nonprofessional businessworld boxers against one another in amateur exhibition matches, is set to take place on Oct. 5 at Magic […]

New principal Eddy Garcia brings ‘forward thinking’ to St. Louis School

The St. Louis Catholic Church Covenant School has a new principal for the first time since its inception in 1997. Edward “Eddy” Garcia, who won the Archdiocese of Miami’s principal of the year award in 2009 as principal of Hialeah’s Immaculate Conception Catholic School, has become head of the school, a position held for 21 […]

TRGS Foundation golf event to benefit Troopers’ families

TRGS Foundation golf event to benefit Troopers’ families

When Florida Highway Patrol Trooper and DUI crusader Robert Glenn Smith was killed by a drunk driver on July 26, 1997, his wife, Lisa, and their twin children were devastated. Inspired by organizations like the ones that came to their financial aid following his death, Lisa has founded the Trooper Robert Glenn Smith (TRGS) Foundation […]

Mother and daughter team up to aid impoverished Haitian village

Mother and daughter team up to aid impoverished Haitian village

What began as an ambitious seventhgrade service project for Westminster Christian student Sidney Kissane ended up as a week-long trip she and her mother, Vivianne, took to Damye Gesse, an impoverished mountainside Haitian village to distribute $4,400 worth of food to thousands of residents. The trip – their first ever to the country – was […]

Lorenzo-Bomnin Chevrolet rolls out New Showroom, facility and car line

Lorenzo-Bomnin Chevrolet rolls out New Showroom, facility and car line

Drive by Lorenzo-Bomnin Chevrolet, located at 8455 S. Dixie Hwy. and one thing is immediately evident: drastic improvements are being made. Although construction for the dealership is still roughly two months away from completion, the two-time GM Mark of Excellence award-winning business, led by partners Lorenzo Llerena and Arnaldo Bomnin, already looks better than ever. […]

Miami Sports Medicine covers all sides of athletic wellbeing

Miami Sports Medicine covers all sides of athletic wellbeing

Miami Sports Medicine (MSM), located in the Baptist Medical Arts Building at 8940 N. Kendall Dr., Suite 101-E, is the premier sports-related injury treatment facilities in South Florida. Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joe Fernandez and his 15 employees regularly work with athletes of all types, including some from the NBA, NFL and MLB, treating issues […]

Soccer Locker moves to new location

Soccer Locker moves to new location

Longtime Village sporting goods retailer Soccer Locker has moved from its US1 location of 20 years to a new building situated almost directly across the highway. Owner Dave Zighelboin, who has owned and operated the business for 32 years, says the move to 9601 S. Dixie Hwy. will open opportunities for improvement in the Soccer […]

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