Stories written by Parag K

Being a mother is not easy

If you were to look up the word “mother” in the dictionary, you may be quite disappointed to find this blasé definition: “A female parent.” That’s sort of like defining the sun as “a big light.” Both are true, but neither gets close to what the real thing is. Besides, everyone knows that being a […]

“Don’t Snitch”? If Not You, Then Who?

On December 16, 2007 the Miami Gardens Police Department became responsible for patrolling the streets of the City of Miami Gardens. What a proud moment in my life to be one of the “First 150”. Since that date, the Department has formed a bond with the community that has enabled us to reduce part one […]

Wandering & Pondering After all these years

Victoria had a torrid affair with a fellow student, Richard, while attending college in Tennessee; but there was a huge obstacle… he was married. After graduating Victoria and Richard were still together. Going hiking, fishing and having long walks, they enjoyed every moment of every day. They both were offered good jobs adn almost the […]

Deering Estate Festival of the Arts: A celebration of all things artistic

A romantic moonlit Valentine’s concert begins the Deering Estate Festival of the Arts, a 10-day celebration of literary, visual and performing artsw at the historic estate. Avariety of events and programs are scheduled from Feb. 14 through Feb. 24. A curated exhibition “Speak Now,” places artistic interjections throughout the grounds, one-night only art events, classical […]

Village councilmembers tell Santa their wishes for 2013

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Pictured (l-r) are Councilmember Tim Schaffer, Mayor Shelley Stanczyk, Santa Claus, Councilmembers Joan Lindsay and Patrick Fiore, and Vice Mayor John DuBois at the Palmetto Bay “Holiday by the Bay” event on Dec. 22, 2012.

Celebrate a Mediterranean evening on New Years at Acqualina Resort & Spa

Get ready for glitz and glam and ring in the New Year with “An Evening on the Mediterranean” at Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach on Monday, December 31st from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests and residents are invited to an elegant evening featuring a delicious dinner spread and cocktails, dancing, live DJ […]

Ex Heat star Strickland honorary chair of Jr. OB Basketball Classic

The Junior Orange Bowl Basketball Classic has announced former Miami Heat and NBA star Mark Strickland as the honorary chair for this year’s holiday tournament. This year marks the 24th anniversary of the tournament, which will take place at Ronald Reagan/Doral Senior High School on Dec. 27-29. Strickland played nine NBA seasons, most notably for […]

Vi retirement living expert offers care center insights for CCRC

When older adults from South Florida consider their senior living options, the onsite care center at a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is as important as other lifestyle areas found there – the private independent residents, stylish dining rooms and the state of the art physical fitness venues. So says JoAnne Carlin, VP of Resident […]

Relay for Life announces Sponsorship Chair

Rotem Adar is on our Relay For Life Committee as Survivor Chairperson, Mini and Seno Bril to serve as sponsors for Survivor Chair for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sunny Isles Beach, Golden Beach and Aventura. Rotem Adar is a breast cancer survivor and Mini and Seno Bril are community leaders and […]

New Businesses Meet City Requirements

City staff has reviewed a number of applications for new businesses in the Utopia industrial area. Certain types of businesses such as auto repair provide significant employment opportunities, but can sometimes lead to unsightly conditions that may detract from other businesses. The City’s zoning code requires that these types of businesses receive approval by the […]

October: A Month of Celebrations Celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is the Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in women. In 2008 some 1,380,000 million new cases and 458,000 deaths were reported worldwide. The number f people being diagnosed with breast cancer is increasing, but the good news is survival rates are improving. This is probably […]

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