Stories written by Lee Stevens

Commissioner Welsh criticized for “40 Acres and a Pool” flyer

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With the long-awaited Murray Pool at last becoming a reality in South Miami, a flyer generated by a city commissioner touched a raw nerve for many people, raising questions about racial insensitivity in municipal government. Commissioner Bob Welsh, who has had trouble before with attempts at humor, created and distributed a flyer with a cartoon […]

‘Arch Angels’ organize High Pines restoration

High Pines residents are planning to save, rebuild and restore the distinctive and historic native coral rock arches that define their neighborhood; the pillars are presently in various stages of disrepair. Pictured from left: J.T. Rawlins, T.K. Heatley, James Heatley, Austin Matheson, Suzanne Martinson, Elizabeth Smith, Henry Matheson and Susan Heatley are among the project's grassroots organizers. Brittany Spaniels Lucy and Slater Heatley manage "community outreach!"

A small, dedicated group of High Pines residents have organized a neighborhood effort to preserve the distinctive native coral rock arches that define the community area, east of Red Rd. and south of Sunset Dr. Spearheaded by neighbor Susan Heatley, a grassroots team has begun undertaking fund-raising for a restoration project to help maintain both […]

Palmetto HS Class of ’73 reunion set for Nov. 1-3

Palmetto HS Class of ’73 reunion set for Nov. 1-3

Calling all Panthers! The Palmetto High School Class of 1973 has scheduled its 40th reunion for the weekend of Nov. 1-3. The schedule for the three-day event includes a Friday night happy hour on Nov. 1 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Chart House in Coconut Grove. The main event will be on Saturday night, Nov.2, […]

Palmetto HS Class of ’73 reunion set for Nov. 1-3

Calling all Panthers! The Palmetto High School Class of 1973 has scheduled its 40th reunion for the weekend of November 1-3. The schedule for the three-day event includes a Friday night happy hour on Nov. 1 from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Chart House in Coconut Grove. The main event will be on Saturday night, Nov.2, […]

HAITIAN AZEA AUGUSTAMA HEADLINES BOXING CARD SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH AT CASINO MIAMI JAI-ALAI

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 Boxing returns to Casino Miami Jai-Alai on Saturday, August 10th for “Summer Slugfest”; an exciting fight card presented by Al Bonanni’s Tiburon Promotions, featuring some of the most exciting young fighters in South Florida. In the main event, “The Haitian Hitman” Azea Augustama (14-1, 9 KO) returns to the scene of his last victory to […]

Village of Pinecrest planning for future of US-1

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The Pinecrest Village Council has initiated a process for the creation of a vision and community consensus for the future development, redevelopment, beautification and enhancement of the Pinecrest Parkway (US-1) commercial corridor. A steering committee of residents and business owners has been meeting since April as part of the process. “The goal is to work […]

Elevation Burger Collects Backpacks for Homeless

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Elevation Burger has partnered with Chapman Partnership (formerly Community Partnership for the Homeless) which provides comprehensive services to empower the homeless, to collect school back packs for the 1,000-pls children that pass through the doors of Chapman Partnership each school year. The backpack drive kicks off June 1with Elevation Burger Dadeland and Miami Lakes locations […]

Victor Dover named Fellow of American

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The American Institute of Certified Planners, the governing body of the city planning profession in the United States, has named South Miami resident Victor Dover a member of its College of Fellows. The Fellows of FAICP are the most esteemed planners in active practice, are permitted to place the “FAICP” insignia after their names, and […]

Good Government Initiative hosts UM

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The Good Government Initiative recently hosted an international visitors workshop for Middle Eastern and North African public officials at the University of Miami Law School. The workshop included discussions on the responsibilities of public officials, case studies in ethics and a discussion on the role a free press plays in government. It was opened by […]

Victor Dover named Fellow of American Institute of Certified Planners

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The American Institute of Certified Planners, the governing body of the city planning profession in the United States, has named South Miami resident Victor Dover a member of its College of Fellows. The Fellows of FAICP are the most esteemed planners in active practice, are permitted to place the “FAICP” insignia after their names, and […]

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