Stories written by Nancy Eagleton

My Tobacconist Smoke Shop offers premier products and good vibe

My Tobacconist Smoke Shop offers premier products and good vibe

A tobacconist is an expert dealer in tobacco and its related accoutrements. My Tobacconist Smoke Shop in Palmetto Bay definitely lives up to its name. The shop is home to South Florida’s largest selection of hookah, hookah accessories and tobacco, premium cigarettes, pipes, pipe tobacco and more. My Tobacconist recently celebrated its fourth anniversary and […]

Coral Reef girls volleyball team goes to State Final Four Tourney

Coral Reef girls volleyball team goes to State Final Four Tourney

Only four out of 86 high school volleyball teams make it to the 8A FHSAA Girls Volleyball Finals, and the Coral Reef Senior High School team was one of them. It was the first time in the school’s history that the girls volleyball team made it to the state competition. The road to the final […]

Coral Reef girls’ volleyball team falls in state final-four tourney

Coral Reef girls’ volleyball team falls in state final-four tourney

Only four out of 86 high school volleyballteams make it to the 8A FHSAA Girls teams make it to the 8A FHSAA Girls Volleyball Finals, and the Coral Reef Senior High School team was one of them. The team of four seniors, five juniors, four sophomores and two freshmen battled a tough team from Winter […]

Local bodybuilder goes pro

Local bodybuilder goes pro

Asha Hadley has gone pro. The female bodybuilder placed first in her division at the recent National Physique Committee (NPC) National Bodybuilding Championships in Atlanta. With this top ranking, Hadley earned her International Federation of Bodybuilders (IFBB) pro card. “Only competitors who place first and second in these competitions earn their pro cards,” said Hadley, […]

‘Baking for a cure, one cookie at a time’

‘Baking for a cure, one cookie at a time’

Pinecrest resident Judy Aguirre’s thin and crispy cookies have always been popular with everyone who experiences them. When she shared them with the doctors and nurses who were treating her cousin Jani during her battle with ovarian cancer, an idea was born: One great product for one great cause. Aguirre started her cookie company, Cookies […]

CGHS baseball greats returning for Softball Challenge, Dec. 15

Coral Gables High School’s baseball stars of the early 1990s will return to the fields of their alma mater for a Softball Challenge on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. Three former Cavaliers — Mike Lowell, Juan Alvarez and Eli Marrero — went on to play Major League Baseball (MLB) and are among the alumni […]

Hardball Baseball Academy hits a home run

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  Hardball Baseball Academy has teamed up with the Hank Kline Boys & Girls Club on Southwest 32nd Avenue and U.S.1, near Coconut Grove, to bring top-level training and competition to “the Mecca of youth baseball.” On the same fields that many past and present Major League baseball players have played, many South Florida kids […]

Santa’s Parade of Elves — A holiday tradition for 30 years

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Santa’s Parade of Elves will march down Sunset Drive in South Miami for the 30th year on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. The community’s favorite event is a glorious start to the holiday season. Music will fill the air as local high school marching bands go by. Talented dancers and cheerleaders will be dancing […]

Palmetto Middle School marks 50 years

The 50th Anniversary Committee is planning a day of special events to honor the school’s half-century of academic excellence and an alumni celebration on Saturday, Jan. 26. The celebration will begin with an alumni breakfast, 9-11 a.m., in the school’s Media Center. The festivities will continue with an alumni pep rally picnic, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., […]

SoMi Fitness begins annual toy drive

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William Del Sol and Unni Greene, certified personal trainers and owners of SoMi Fitness, have kicked off their annual holiday toy drive. This is the fourth year the SoMi team has partnered with South Miami businesses and residents to collect toys and donate them to the children of Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in South […]

Doral Buick GMC makes buying an auto simple

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Car buying isn’t like it used to be — and that’s a good thing. The motto at Doral Buick GMC is “where car buying is made simple.” Gone are the days of spending hours on dealership lots searching for the best car at the best price. At Doral Buick GMC, the VIP experience starts on […]

Positive People in Pinecrest -Rachel Lynam

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People who know Palmetto High School senior Rachel Lynam say she is most definitely a “positive person.” She always looks on the bright side and sees life’s challenges as opportunities to learn and grow. “When things are tough, I rise above them,” said Lynam. “This philosophy has shaped who I am today.” Like so many, […]

Positive People in Pinecrest-Karen Schwartz

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Karen Schwartz has been busy during her four years as a student at Palmetto Senior High School. The well-rounded senior is an athlete, dedicated volunteer, honor student and trusted employee. Schwartz has been a member of the Palmetto track team since her freshman year and has earned four varsity letters in the sport. Although the […]

Positive People in Pinecrest-Olivia Nash

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Through the organization she founded, Dancers 4 Dancers, Palmetto High School senior Olivia Nash combines her passion for dance with her commitment to community service. For the past four years, Nash has collected gently used dancewear from her school and dance studio and donated the items to local outreach dance programs. “The dance studios combine […]