Stories written by Lynn Caroll

South Florida Shorim Society sets date for 2010 Annual Dinner Dance

(l-r) Bal Harbour Police Chief Thomas Hunker, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year & Commander Michael Calderin, Person of the Year

By Lynn Carroll…. For the 26th year, the South Florida Shomrim Society will honor the best in law enforcement at its 2010 Annual Dinner Dance, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10th at the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, 20400 NE 30th Avenue. The Society was formed in 1984 to satisfy the needs of local Jewish law […]

Vi Aventura takes part in Active Aging Week ceremonies

Aventura Mayor Susan Gottlieb (center) with Vi at Aventura Community Relations Manager Marjory Aloni, Resident Service Director Vivian Lerner, Lifestyle Director Paula Demello, and resident Dan Starsky

By Lynn Carroll…. Older adults living at Vi Aventura, a continuing life-care community at 19333 West Country Club Drive, aren’t content to sit back and let the world go by. They proved it by taking part in a full calendar of special events held to celebrate Active Aging Week. The festivities were part of a […]

Express Employment Professionals serves all hiring needs

Michael Huffaker, co-owner, Express Employment Professionals

By Lynn Carroll…. Whether your company needs a temp or someone to fill a career post, Express Employment Professionals has the experience and know-how to find the right person for the job. “The advantage to using us,” says Michael Huffaker, co-owner with his wife Gwendolyn Wood of Express Employment’s Miami Lakes franchise, “is that we […]

Second holiday shopping boutique to benefit Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School

Holiday Shopping Boutique at Krop Senior High, Aventura

By Lynn Carroll…. Circle November 9th on your calendar and make plans to do some shopping between 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School Gymnasium, on the main campus at 1410 County Line Road. That’s when the “Shop for Krop” benefit fundraiser for the Krop High School will be held. The […]

CIA plans major events, names officers for new posts

Florence Werner, Patty Soffer, Bob Werner with Geller

By Lynn Carroll…. The CIA has expanded its board as part of ongoing efforts to keep up with a steady growth in interest and membership, says Stuart Geller, principal of Geller Design Group and the organization’s new president. There’s no espionage involved here. In this case, the CIA is Citizens Interested in Arts, a nonprofit […]

Williams Island Marina completes upgrades as new laws take effect

William Island Marina

By Lynn Carroll…. Williams Island Marina recently completed more upgrades to its facilities, constructing 600 feet of new dockage for larger vessels as it prepares for new laws that will make using marinas in the state more inviting. The upgrades, says Bill Draughon, marina manager for Williams Island Marina, also include changes to electrical services. […]

Bnai Zion Foundation and Vi at Aventura join forces to host Israeli speaker

David Baker

By Lynn Carroll…. What’s the latest news from Israel? Find out at a public briefing from David Baker, senior foreign press coordinator of the office of the prime minister of Israel, to be held at 3 p.m. on October 27th at Vi at Aventura, 19333 West Country Club Drive. Baker’s visit is part of a […]

Area cyclists invited to ride in support of Christopher Rodriguez Del Rey Research Fund

Motorcycle safety

By Lynn Carroll…. Bikers and their friends and families are invited to take part in a ride for a lifetime to raise funds for the University of Miami’s Ryder Trauma Center and its ongoing research. The ride, which begins at the Ryder Center, 1800 NW 10th Ave., at 3 p.m. Oct. 23rd, will end at […]

Double Park client list attests to continued commitment to customer service

Double Park team

By Lynn Carroll…. What do 15 of SoBe’s boutique hotels and the hottest restaurants South of Fifth, including Prime 112, Prime Italian, DeVito South Beach and China Grill, have in common? For a hint, add CocoWalk, the Coconut Grove Playhouse, Coconut Grove Bank Lot, and then downtown Miami’s Doubletree Grand. The answer is Double Park, […]

Northwestern Mutual brings innovative solutions to financial planning

A. Lafrance Mompremier

By Lynn Carroll…. At Northwestern Mutual, a commitment to community begins with delivering innovative solutions that address individual, family and business needs as they evolve throughout life, says Alphoncia Lafrance Mompremier, a Northwestern Mutual financial representative based in Boca Raton. “People have trusted Northwestern Mutual for more than 150 years to help them achieve financial […]

Salon Serenity at Turnberry Ocean Colony earns 5-star ratings from happy customers

Salon Serenity team (l-r) Caroline Henry, Alexandra Testa, Stefanie Galiardo, Luis Dorado and Carol Romero

By Lynn Carroll…. The three-chair Salon Serenity, located at Turnberry Ocean Colony in Sunny Isles Beach, may be small in size, but its reputation is huge. Nearly 70 unsolicited customer comments on the salon’s website give it a perfect five-star rating. “A beautiful location and beautiful work,” writes one enthusiastic client. “I have never left […]

Imperial Club names directors for nursing, food service

Evelyn Watkins

By Lynn Carroll…. The Imperial Club Retirement Community, 2751 NE 183rd Street, Aventura, named Evelyn Watkins director of nursing and Hector David Lima director of food services. Watkins, a registered nurse, has a more than 20-year career in healthcare and is licensed both as a nursing home administrator and healthcare risk manager. “My goal at […]

Aventura North Miami Beach Lions Club sponsors annual Back-to-School Shopping Spree

Back to school shopping spree

By Lynn Carroll…. The Aventura North Miami Beach Lions Club recently held its annual Back-to- School Shopping Spree to help 400 students get ready for the coming school year. North Miami Beach Police Department Maj. Kathy Katerman, chair of Lions Club’s Back-to-School Shopping Spree Committee, says the idea is not only to let the children […]

Denise Rubin — The Realtor for those who expect more

Denise Rubin with Bentley

By Lynn Carroll…. When it comes time to buy or sell a home, some people think any Realtor will do. For those who expect something more, Denise Rubin at Prudential Florida Realty can offer an impressive track record of successes backed by industry awards that attest to her business acumen. “I’ve always been driven to […]