Stories written by Richard Yager

Seventh Day Adventists to get additional building

Seventh Day Adventists to get additional building

Development is cleared to begin on a new two-story building on SW 117th Avenue in Kendall to serve the rapidly increasing membership of congregations within the Seventh Day Adventist Inter- American Division (IAD). A unanimous affirming vote by Community Council 12 during a county zoning hearing on Jan. 7 provided initial approval to add a […]

State Sen. Flores to address issues during KFHA meeting

State Sen. Flores to address issues during KFHA meeting

State Sen. Anitere Flores, whose District 38 includes West Kendall, will brief residents on major issues likely to receive attention during the upcoming legislative session during a Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations meeting on Feb. 20. Open to the public, the event begins at 7 p.m. at Kendall Village Center Civic Pavilion, 8625 SW 124 […]

Female aviator Frances Sargent honored in ceremony at airport

Family and friends of South Florida’s aviation history memorialized the late female aviator Frances Roher Sargent during a special service on Feb. 8 hosted by Wings Over Miami at Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport. U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, who had honored Sargent and other famed World War II women pilots at the Kendall aviation museum in 2009, […]

Enthusiastic crowd welcomes David Beckham to Kendall park

Soccer fans turned out by the hundreds to greet David Beckham at Kendall Soccer Park on Feb. 5. It also was a chance to celebrate the day the former international star forward announced Miami will get a Major League Soccer franchise. A hectic scene greeted Beckham who arrived at 4 p.m. in a caravan of […]

Continental Park receives $298,212 in improvements

One of Kendall’s oldest and most active neighborhood parks now has a new look. Among those improvements in the park are: nine new street paver parking spaces and newly stamped pedestrian crosswalk along SW 82nd Avenue to the Tennis Center and a repaved and restriped parking lot. New drainage has been installed to diminish puddles, […]

Kendall corridor charrette set Mar. 1 at Varela High

Input from West Kendall residents designed to improve both new and redevelopment potential of a mile-wide corridor along N. Kendall Drive west of SW 137th Avenue has been scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 1, beginning at 10 a.m., at Felix Varela Senior High School. The charrette-styled workshop, open to the public, is planned for a four-hour […]

Continental Park receives $298,212 inn improvements

Continental Park receiee $298,212 inn improvemennts

One of Kendall’s oldest and most active neighborhood parks now has a new look. Among those improvements in the park are: nine new street paver parking spaces and newly stamped pedestrian crosswalk along SW 82nd Avenue to the Tennis Center and a repaved and restriped parking lot. New drainage has been installed to diminish puddles, […]

United HomeCare breaks ground on senior complex

United HomeCare breaks ground on senior complex

County and state officials put a stamp of approval on United HomeCare’s “The Residences” during a Jan. 24 ceremonial groundbreaking for West Kendall’s new senior complex. Even as the four-story structure was christened officially by attending VIPs, construction crews raised cinderblocks above a first floor level at the SW 158th Avenue site. Only a few […]

‘Lollipop School’ expands day care at Winston Park

‘Lollipop School’ expands day care at Winston Park

Many Winston Park families call it their “best kept secret.” For more than 30 years residents of 1,451 homes in the community north of Kendall Drive at 132nd Avenue have enjoyed preschool education classes for their children at “Lollipop Pre-School,” operated at the community’s clubhouse. Founded in 1981 by a group of Winston Park families, […]

Private partnerships with WK parks to be explored

Development, financing and operation through private partnerships will be explored by Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department for two West Kendall park projects. Headed as “Request for Information,” two advertisements published in the Miami Herald listed separate February dates for “Industry Day” meetings to explore private resources to develop and operate the proposed West […]

Superintendent: Schools due $150 million in upgrades Building

Superintendent: Schools due $150 million in upgrades Building

For the fifth year since taking leadership of Miami-Dade’s public schools, superintendent Alberto Carvalho returned to update the district’s progress while speaking to a Kendall audience that warmly supported his efforts. “I feel like I’m returning to see old friends whenever I visit Kendall,” Carvalho said during greetings exchanged both before and after an hour-long […]

Hammocks builder seeking change to county’s CDMP

The last major step in approving a 53- acre tract of undeveloped land for new housing in The Hammocks is scheduled to go before the Miami-Dade County Commission on Jan. 23. A public hearing at 9:30 a.m. in the commission chambers of the Stephen Clark Government Center, 111 NW First St., will take place on […]

Schools superintendent to speak during KFHA meeting on Jan. 27

Schools superintendent to speak during KFHA meeting on Jan. 27

Miami-Dade Schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho will provide an update on progress of area school improvements at a Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations meeting on Monday, Jan. 27, 7 p.m., at Kendall Village Center civic pavilion, 8625 SW 124 Ave. Recently nominated for U.S. School Superintendent of the Year, Carvalho is expected to draw a standing […]

Community council turns down pawn application by 4-0 vote

By a unanimous 4-0 vote, the East Kendall Community Council on Jan. 7 denied a variance to allow Jorge Carvajal to loan money on gold or jewelry at his MG Jewelers of Miami store at 11760 N. Kendall Dr. The decision on the controversial case came after an hour-long public hearing that saw overwhelming resident […]