Stories written by Robert Hamilton

Fairchild TBG accepting entries for Bird Festival photo contest

Fairchild TBG accepting entries for Bird Festival photo contest

Calling all amateur photographers! Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is now accepting entries for its “Birds of South Florida” Photo Contest as part of the Bird Festival presented by Fairchild and the Tropical Audubon Society on Oct. 12 and 13. Entering the contest is free. Photo submissions must be sent with the online registration form completed […]

Four new businesses to open for shoppers at Southland Mall

Southland Mall is welcoming four new tenants. The new additions include America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, a discount provider of eye examinations and contact lenses with more than 300 retail stores nationwide. It just opened its newest store in the exterior of the mall, between TJ Maxx and Buffalo Wild Wings. Joining the mall soon […]

Exhibit features retrospective of Cuban-born painter Antonia Eiriz

Exhibit features retrospective of Cuban-born painter Antonia Eiriz

  Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Museum of Art + Design (MOAD) is presenting “A Painter and Her Audience,” a lifetime retrospective exhibition by Cuban-born painter Antonia Eiriz. Opening on Friday, Sept. 13, the exhibition is organized by the museum and curated by Michelle Weinberg, a Miami-based artist and creative director at Girls’ Club in Fort […]

Local Youth Public Speaking Camp focuses on anti-tobacco campaign

Local Youth Public Speaking Camp focuses on anti-tobacco campaign

SOW Network, Girl Scout Troop 215 and the SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco) at the Florida Department of Health in Miami, 18255 SW 184 St., joined forces to sponsor a Public Speaking Camp during the week of Aug. 5. The camp explored the fundamentals of Public Speaking and allowed the students (ranging from seventh to […]

Girls’ Choir of Miami to perform in a roof-raising Gospel Brunch

An organization dedicated to helping young girls turn their lives around through day and after-school social change programs, Girl Power has been a fundamental and instrumental part of the Miami community for many years. But organizations need funds to operate and Girl Power is no exception, relying on grants and donations to keep going and […]

Great Grove Bed Race changes date, announces new charity

The stunning costumes, dynamic décor and racer choreography are the fun front of the Great Grove Bed Race’s deeper cause, raising money and awareness for charity. The race producers recently announced this week that they are changing the date to a kinder racing climate of first weekend in November — Sunday, Nov. 3 — as […]

The Chopin Foundation announces its 2013-14 season of concerts

The Chopin Foundation announces its 2013-14 season of concertsKeeping true to its mission to support and promote the next generation of great American pianists, the Chopin Foundation will present a total of 20 concert dates during the 2013-14 season. These include “Chopin for All,” seven monthly free concerts, each presented in two locations: on Saturdays […]

WCS’s Alexa Garcia completes NYFL Medical Forum at Emory

WCS’s Alexa Garcia completes NYFL Medical Forum at Emory

Alexa Garcia, a sophomore at Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay, completed a 10-day participation at NYLF (National Youth Leadership Forum –Forum of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, July 7-16. Alexa’s exposure at the Medical Forum at Emory University included her participation, along with approximately 400 students nationally, where she experienced a hands-on, […]

A historic Torah finds new home in the Gables

A historic Torah scroll has found its way from Majorca, Spain to Chabad in Coral Gables, where it is being restored. This unique Torah was written on deerskin, approximately 200 years ago. The entire community is invited to join in celebrating the continuity of the Jewish people by welcoming this Torah scroll to its new […]

Rebuilding Together, partners make difference in lives of homeowners

Rebuilding Together, partners make difference in lives of homeowners

  Lue Scott, age 83, has lived in her West Perrine house for 40 years and she is confined to a wheelchair. Rebuilding Together Miami and Duffy Construction partnered to make her home wheelchair accessible by widening doorways and modifying the bathroom to be ADA compliant. Scott is more independent in her home with the […]

Acoustic Sundays marks 11th anniversary at JohnMartin’s

Apr. 21 marked the 11th Anniversary Acoustic Music Show featuring performances by top musicians and bands at JohnMartin’s Irish Pub & Restaurant, 253 Miracle Mile in Coral Gables. Eleven years ago, the late John Brown, a folk singer who moved to Miami from Chicago, was invited by John Clarke and Martin Lynch to bring his […]

Artist Schor completes second painting for Pasta Del Giorno

Artist Schor completes second painting for Pasta Del Giorno

The latest addition to the collection of internationally collected artist David Schor’s paintings being created expressly for Pasta Del Giorno restaurant, located across from the Falls Shopping Center, occupies a prominent location on the wall of the restaurant. Called Everybody Eats at Pasta Del Giorno #2 — Frank and Sammy, the large, 30- by 40-inch […]

Miami Elks Lodge to present a tribute to Liberace, Apr. 21

“Mr. Showmanship!” is an all-live, terrifically entertaining tribute to the 20th Century’s greatest showman, Liberace. Renowned pianist Walter Whipple, backed by a full compliment of skilled musicians, dancers and technicians, performs all of Liberace’s signature pieces, including Malagueña, Beer Barrel Polka, Chopsticks and his sentimental closing number I’ll Be Seeing You. If you fondly remember […]

Palmetto High School to host college admissions program

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Miami Palmetto High School will host “Admission 101” on Monday, May 6, at 6:45 p.m. The panel will consist of the following admission directors: Barry Taylor from Florida International University; Janice Finney, Florida State University; Pat Herring, University of Florida, and Ed Gillis, University of Miami. This event is open to families from Miami Palmetto, […]