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Don’t be intimidated by a soufflé

I’m often asked for our soufflé recipe, especially the chocolate-flavored one. Some might be intimidated by the challenge of making a soufflé. If you are, then call the restaurant and make reservations. TWO CHEFS CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE 2 cups of milk 1 cup of granulated sugar 1 stick of butter 1 cup of all purpose flour 1 […]

South Florida is abuzz with non-stop seasonal events

South Florida is abuzz with non-stop seasonal events

As 2013 drew to an end, there was no shortage of activities to attend in South Florida. On December 29, one of this writer’s favorites, the King Mango Strut Parade in Coconut Grove, brought out the crazies despite the rain. As always the irreverent participants had fun making light of current affairs and putting on […]

Palmer Trinity music students tapped for All State

Palmer Trinity music students tapped for All State

Palmer Trinity School eighth graders Isabella Swift (flute) and Wynne Owre (violin) were selected to partic- Every Day & Night (24X7X365) ipate in the All-State Middle School Band and Orchestra in January at the Florida Music Educator’s Association Clinic and Conference in Tampa. Each year, seventh and eighth grade student musicians from throughout the state […]

Cutler Bay mayor requesting a delay for turnpike hearing

Romero Britto design raises awareness about child sexual abuse

A Nov. 21 public hearing on plans that include express lanes on a 20-mile expansion of Florida’s Turnpike’s southernmost section apparently caught Cutler Bay town officials by surprise and they have asked for a postponement. Publication of a legal advertisement on Oct. 27 regarding a public hearing scheduled Nov. 21 describing turnpike expansion in the […]

Something new for Cutler Bay Fire Station 34?

Mark this on your calendar… We hear from Carlos Heredia, the Planning Section Supervisor for the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department, that Cutler Bay-ites may want to participate in a special gathering for information and input regarding a proposed new addition to their local facility. The meeting is on Wednesday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m. in […]

Miami-Dade Public Library system’s T-shirt design winner announced

Maria Martinez, 18, a student at Academy of Art University, is this year’s Teen Read Week T-Shirt Design Contest winner. Her winning entry was chosen from hundreds of drawings and best represents the theme “Seek the Unknown @ the Library.” Maria received a Barnes & Noble NOOK HD+ 16GB 9-inch tablet and had her design […]

Jerry Kelfer’s photographic works debut at Respice for SoMi Art Walk

Jerry Kelfer’s photographic works debut at Respice for SoMi Art Walk

Respice will debut the compelling work of urban documentary photographer Jerry Kelfer when the lifestyle concept store inaugurates its first SoMi Art Walk season this month. Kelfer’s cosmopolitan exhibit focuses exclusively on New York City. The former CEO of a publicly traded company is now considered an exceptionally keen observer of the human condition. His […]

Hammocks District officers arrest strong-arm robber

A strong-arm robbery by a waitress’ escaped ex-boyfriend wound up with an arrest, thanks to the surveillance and actions of two Miami-Dade Police Hammocks District officers. On July 12, a waitress at El Rinconsito Restaurant, 12825 SW 42 St., was confronted by her ex who grabbed and ran off with her purse and cell phone. […]

KAPOW program signing new volunteers for school year

The Kids and the Power of Work (KAPOW) program is signing up new volunteers for the coming school year. KAPOW exposes students to career opportunities and helps them connect what they are learning to their futures in the work place — and life. The website is www.kapowlfs.org To participate, volunteers are assigned to one class […]

Miami Habitat for Humanity restore opens in Cutler Bay

Miami Habitat for Humanity recently held the grand opening for Restore, an extension of the organization that serves as a discounted outlet for home necessities at affordable prices. The store is a transplant from the Liberty City location, which closed earlier this year. To announce the new location, members of the organization passed out flyers […]

Coconut Grove arts festival honored by state lawmakers

Coconut Grove arts festival honored by state lawmakers

The 50th Anniversary Coconut Grove Arts Festival, held earlier this year, has been officially recognized in a proclamation from the state legislature for being a successful, ongoing event and “for contributions to the arts and arts education across not only South Florida, but also the regional cultural community.” On hand for the presentation of the […]

PlanetSolar drops anchor in Miami and begins ‘Deep Water’ sccientific expedition on the Gulf Stream

PlanetSolar drops anchor in Miami and begins ‘Deep Water’ sccientific expedition on the Gulf Stream

Having left St. Martin on May 23, the catamaran reached her first 2013 American stopover on June 1 after 9 days of solar navigation in weather conditions below seasonal averages. This stage marks the beginning of PlanetSolar’s American tour and most importantly, the launch of the “PlanetSolar DeepWater” scientific expedition. This mission will allow researchers […]

Newport Fishing Pier Grand Opening

Newport Fishing Pier Grand Opening

Saturday, June 15, 2013 • 7:00 – 9:00 PM After a long wait, the completely re-built Newport Fishing Pier will be opening this summer, replacing the historic pier destroyed by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. This will be the only public fishing pier in Miami-Dade County. The $6.5 million project was completed using public and private […]

What does the future have in store for Cutler Bay?

Washington bound? First, if you haven’t already heard about this, Cutler Bay’s Mayor Ed MacDougall is running for Congress — that’s the national level, folks. His campaign website if you want to check it out is www.votemacdougall.us. Calendar item! The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will host Florida State Representative Erik Fresen as their guest […]

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