Stories written by Michael Miller
Michael co owns Community Newspapers with his brother Grant and serves as Executive Editor of the group of newspapers. He enjoys writing about local politics and area businesses. Michael can be reached at

Wednesday’s council meeting has Publix on the agenda

Well, folks, Wednesday May 15th is the next Town Council Meeting, and we are told that one of the items on the night’s agenda is the matter of the Shoppes of Cutler Bay and the big new Publix supermarket that would anchor the center. This has been an issue arousing varied opinions over the past […]

Miami Chidren’s Hospital gets its way


The recent 2013 Legislative session ended a few weeks ago and here are a couple of items that we thought would be of interest to you: Miami Children’s Hospital ultimately prevailed and got approval to open a labor and delivery ward for high-risk pregnancies. This item that had some opponents bleeding red (money) had strong […]

South Florida cities ‘tackle’ the Dolphin’s stadium funding issue

Famed Major League Baseball player and manager Yogi Berra is known for saying, “It’s deja vu all over again,” and despite the quirky phrasing there must be a lot of folks in South Florida who are thinking the same thing right about now. Roughly four years after the local baseball franchise, the Marlins, talked Dade […]

Does Armando Oliveros want to be City Commissioner?

Is Armando Oliveros going to run for the city of SouthMiami Commission? Well, folks, I just happened to run into Armando at Casa Larios and it looks like he is already getting into shape to take it on one more time, come February. You might remember that he ran last time and came in 2nd […]

That proposed shopping center continues to be a topic


Publix revisited. As you may recall, just a few months back in January, the Cutler Bay Town Council rejected those plans for a shopping center on Old Cutler Road, the property popularly known as “the potato field.” It was a three to two vote. The complex, called the Shoppes of Cutler Bay, was to include, […]

If Horace was a betting man

If Horace was a betting manIf Horace was a betting man

Ran into Horace Feliu at Casino Miami Jai Ali the other night and golly gee wiz, I thought he was there gambling but he was there, watching the boxing matches. (Yup, sanctioned boxing at Casino Miami) As I secretly spied on him, couldn’t help but see him shadow boxing in the aisle jabbing away and […]

An odd act of vandalism, eco-terrorism or what?


Can you help? Someone cut down or damaged a number of long standing mangrove trees in the waterfront back yard of Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois last week, under cover of darkness, and after calling the Miami-Dade Police who came out to investigate, DuBois has offered a $50,000 reward to catch the person responsible. […]

Is Horace Feliu headed back to city hall?


My sources tell me that the former South Miami Mayor, Horace Feliu has already consulted with his wife of 23 years and she is contemplating giving her approval. But I’ve been told that if she gives the nod, that he has to still take out the garbage, mow the yard and generally keep doing all […]

Skatepark debate raise questions about safety and more

The issue of the skatepark is a difficult one that has generated comments and valid arguments on both sides of the matter from the council members as well as the folks who live nearby and those who use it (or did until it was shut down). What has some of us here scratching our heads […]

Community organizations allow residents to participate

The Town of Cutler Bay has a number of organizations that give homeowners and business people a chance to connect and participate in their community, if they want to take advantage of the opportunities. Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay is one such group. They recently hosted Andres Duany, Architect, Town Planner and the “Father of […]

So, the check is in the mail


There are lots of stories in business: The one that has always tickled my fancy is “ The check is in the mail.” We’ve all heard it so much and in some cases said it so often, that we barely even pay any attention to it at all. And another story so often heard in […]

CBBA hosts another great Taste of the Bay event

This year’s annual Taste of the Bay event, put on by the Cutler Bay Business Association to bring area restaurants and residents together for a fun family outing was by all reports a big success again. Especially weather-wise, since unlike previous years there was no rain until after everything wrapped up. Besides the food booths, […]

Art Festival brings smiles and money to the city

Art Festival brings smiles and money to the city

The recently held Annual South Miami Rotary Art Festival brought thousands of folks to Sunset Drive to look in amazement, at the artwork that was brought to town from all over the country. (See photos inside). As I watched from my favorite vantage point, Starbucks, the beautiful people parade seemed to go on and on […]

Walking 4 Friendship: Going the extra mile

Walking 4 Friendship: Going the extra mile

  Grant Miller and I were among the more than 1,000 children, teens, parents, grandparents and supporters who walked in the fourth annual Walking 4 Friendship on Sunday, Feb. 10. The 3K Walk and Carnival in Kendall benefited the Friendship Circle, a group that offers amazing programs for children with special needs. It was so […]

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