Stories written by Michelle Garcia

Fashion in Gardens raises money for 5 Village public schools

Fashion in the Gardens took place on Feb. 28 for the second consecutive year in the picturesque Pinecrest Gardens. Teachers, principals and students posed and twirled wearing the latest fashions, artists donated Teacher’s Pet sculptures for auction and locals enjoyed a one-ofa- kind event to raise money for Pinecrest’s five public schools. “Fashion in the […]

Mayor Lerner advocates municipality priorities at National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference

Mayor Lerner advocates municipality priorities at National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference

Mayor Cindy Lerner joined more than 1,500 local elected officials and city leaders at the National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference in Washington. The five-day conference is the nation’s largest gathering of city officials focused on advocating city priorities with members of Congress, the White House and federal agencies looking for solutions to addressing […]

Pinecrest hosts 4th annual Relay for Life

Pinecrest hosts 4th annual Relay for Life

Cancer never sleeps and neither did Relay for Life participants during Pinecrest’s fourth annual version of the event that lasted from noon Saturday, March 1 until 8 a.m. Sunday, March 2 in Evelyn Greer Park. This year, the neighboring municipalities of Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay joined Pinecrest to make for a huge event with […]

Renovated Gardens Hammock Pavilion opens

Renovated Gardens Hammock Pavilion opens

  The Village Council officially opened the recently renovated Pinecrest Gardens’ Hammock Pavilion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Pavilion was the original location of Parrot Jungle’s Parrot Bowl. The nearly 1,120-square-foot Hammock Pavilion is located at the center of Pinecrest Gardens and has two Koi fish ponds. The Pavilion will be used to educate and […]