Stories written by Richard Yager

Store has 50K-plus records from yesterday and today

  Evan Chern admits he i  thinking about “what to do with all those records.” With well over 50,000 in his Yesterday and Today Record store, he is Miami’s oldest and largest dealer in 12-inch LPs, technologically replaced by compact discs in the late 1980s. “Now, a lot of CDs have become collectibles, too,” added […]

Equestrain Center project completed at Tropical Park

Equestrain Center project completed at Tropical Park

Equestrain Center project completed at Tropical ParkaA celebration officially opening the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Complex at Tropical Park on Oct. 11 marked completion of an $8.67 million project designed to bring world-class equestrian activities to Miami-Dade. “The new facilities are absolutely stunning and will mark a major step forward for the county in hosting international […]

Future focus to guide Kendall Corridor study

A plan to explore new and redevelopment potential of Kendall Drive west of SW 137th Avenue drew an unexpected near standing-room-only crowd at the West Kendall Regional Library in The Hammocks on Oct 8. The first in a series of Kendall Corridor charrette meetings saw Miami-Dade District 11 Commissioner Juan C. Zapata ask more than […]

County to salute veterans; observance set at museum

For the first time in years, Miami-Dade will conduct a downtown “Golden Veterans Parade” Friday, Nov. 8, to honor Vietnam veterans from the South Florida area. In addition, a special observance for World War II veterans and families has been planned. The Miami-Dade Military Affairs Board headed by Miami Dade District 12 Commissioner Jose “Pepe” […]

No change to school’s name following stormy meeting

No change to school’s name following stormy meeting

Kendale Elementary School will keep its name. That decision came less than 24 hours after a public hearing turned out hundreds of students, parents, faculty and incensed residents, loudly objecting to renaming their 44- year-old school the “Diaz-Balart Elementary School.” The person or group proposing a name change was undisclosed during the sometimes stormy session […]

Speaker urges more funds to handle DCF caseloads

Speaker urges more funds to handle DCF caseloads

The “trigger” that begins investigations into child abuse largely rests with the training, experience and sensitivity of 188 personnel in Miami-Dade County. At a time when headlines daily expose such cases, Florida Department of Children and Families is covering 1,200 to 1,500 reported incidents in the county every month, estimated Glenn Broch, Southern Region Family […]

Residents Critical of turnpike project at SW 104th Street

More than 100 angry Kendall residents turned an Oct. 3 “outreach” meeting about Florida’s Turnpike into a barrage of criticisms of a proposed $26 million project to connect express lanes at SW 104th Street by rebuilding the existing overpass between SW 117th and 122nd avenues. Seeking public comment on the controversial connections solely to accommodate […]

Portion of Kendall street named to honor David Lyons

Portion of Kendall street named to honor David Lyons

A portion of SW 104th Street in East Kendall now bears the name of a devoted community activist who often fought to keep its nearby neighborhood intact. Three generations of family joined more than 30 neighbors and friends at the corner of SW 97th Avenue on Sept. 26 to dedicate the road in memory of […]

Killian High Class of ’68 plans 45-year reunion, Oct. 18-19

Killian Senior High School’s “first class” has planned a mid-October gettogether, five years before the school’s official 50th reunion year rolls around. “That’s partly because it gets harder each year to locate classmates,” explained West Kendall’s Martha Backer, one of 10 Killian Cougars who decided 2013 was the time to make special note of the […]

Tamiami Park baseball field dedicated to Ovidio Acosta

Tamiami Park baseball field dedicated to Oviedo Acosta

At age 94, Ovidio Acosta was getting ready in April for a new baseball season just as he had done every spring at Tamiami Park. Then tragedy struck when an accidental fall on Apr. 5 took his life. “This is a sad moment, and a loss to Tamiami Park and our community,” messaged Alexander Ruche […]

Kendall Networkers’ award honors Marvin Stein for years of service

It had to be only a matter of time. AKendall Networkers award recognizing the years of service of Marvin P. Stein equally honored the Pinecrest CPA who originally conceived the idea for the organization more than two decades years ago. In early 1991, it was Stein’s idea to create a community-based business referral organization providing […]

Mexico’s Independence Day draws crowd to MDC Kendall

Amid a swirl of colorful dancers and mariachis, more than 2,400 area students and Mexican- American residents celebrated the country’s Independence Day on Sept. 15 at Miami-Dade College’s Kendal campus. It was the 18th observance of the occasion climaxed with Acting Consul General Francisco de la Lama of Miami ringing a freedom bell and leading […]

Protests expected at meeting to discuss new turnpike ramps

A $26.6 million project to access planned speed lanes on Florida’s Turnpike at SW 104th Street is expected to draw protests during a community outreach meeting scheduled for Oct. 3, 6 p.m., at Killian Palms Country Club, 9950 SW 104 St. Turnpike officials scheduled the session after a scarce turnout of Kendall residents attended an […]

Protests expected at meeting to discuss new turnpike ramps

Protests expected at meeting to discuss new turnpike ramps

A $26.6 million project to access planned speed lanes on Florida’s Turnpike at SW 104th Street is expected to draw protests during a community outreach meeting scheduled for Oct. 3, 6 p.m., at Killian Palms Country Club, 9950 SW 104 St. Turnpike officials scheduled the session after a scarce turnout of Kendall residents attended an […]