Stories written by Sheila Steiglitz

Deering Estate celebrates opening of its new theater

Deering Estate celebrates opening of its new theater

Board members and trustees of the Deering Estate Foundation, along with representatives from The Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and Palmetto Bay’s mayor walked the red carpet at the VIP reception and ribbon cutting for the opening of the estate’s new hybrid theater space. Following cocktails the ribbon was cut and Foundation […]

Deering Estate Foundation installs new officers

An overflow crowd was on hand in the historic Stone House ballroom to watch as David Marley, Jr., be installed as the 2014-15 president of the Deering Estate Foundation. Marley, a veteran of the financial services industry and a longtime foundation board member, assumes the post as the organization’s 12th president. Out-going president Eric Haas […]

Wide range of topics highlights 33rd annual Jewish Book Festival

Insightful discussions ranging from the subjects of congressional gridlock, Hezbollah and Islamophobia to the fantasy world of golems and super heroes, reveal the diversity and thought-provoking topics explored at the 33rd annual Alper JCC Berrin Family Jewish Book Festival. Marcy Levitt, Alper JCC director of Literary and Performing Arts, has brought together the Miller Center […]

Mosquitoheads band to reunite for Deering Seafood Festival

Mosquitoheads band to reunite for Deering Seafood Festival

What do a mayor, a black belt in karate, a mortgage broker and a marketing rep have in common? These men share a love for and a loyalty to the Mosquitoheads, a band they formed in the early 1990s. The band consisted of Ed MacDougall on drums, Ron Derrick as lead guitarist, Russ Rogg on […]

Deering Seafood Festival sets the hook for 2013

Deering Seafood Festival sets the hook for 2013

The bar has been set high for Sunday, March 24, when the Deering Estate Foundation hosts their annual island-themed seafood celebration. After being selected one of the Top 100 Events in the Southeastern U.S.A. in 2011 and 2012, and named one of Florida’s Top 10 Food Festivals by BizBash Media, the staff and volunteers at […]

Deering Seafood Festival reels in the next big one

Deering Seafood Festival reels in the next big one

The bar has been set high for Sunday, Mar. 24, when the Deering Estate Foundation hosts it’s annual island-themed seafood celebration — the Deering Seafood Festival. After being selected one of the Top 100 Events in the Southeastern USA in 2011 and 2012 and chosen one of Florida’s Top 10 Food Festivals by BizBash Media, […]

Deering Estate Foundation Honors 2012 Partners of the Year

Audrey Ross and Patricia Frost were the only Deering Estate board members at the Foundation’s first meeting. They then invited publicist Sandy Tinsley, and local attorney Don Kubit to join them in forming the organization. The year was 1988, and the Deering Estate at Cutler had just become a public institution after being owned for […]

Miami Jewish Film Festival coming to Cosford Cinema

Miami Jewish Film Festival coming to Cosford Cinema

South Floridians are invited to commemorate U.N. Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday, Jan. 27, with specially selected screenings at the Cosford Cinema UM Coral Gables. Ellen Wedner, director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival, has chosen features and documentaries that enlighten and provide untold stories about a horrific time in world history. The films include […]

Brad Zimmerman coming Jan. 19 in ‘My Son the Waiter’

Brad Zimmerman coming Jan. 19 in ‘My Son the Waiter’

The hilarious Brad Zimmerman brings his unique and original comedic voice to the Alper JCC at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19. He has worked stand-up comedy all over the country doing theatres, clubs and comedy festivals with many well-known entertainers such as Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller and Susie Essman (Curb Your Enthusiasm). For over […]

Miami Jewish Film Festival Turns Sweet Sixteen

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What better way to celebrate a Jewish occasion than to dance the hora? The 16th CAJE Miami Jewish Film Festival opens at the Colony Theater on Saturday, January 26th, with the film Hava Naglia (The Movie) that unlocks the history and mystery of the magical song played when dancing the hora. The music and the […]

New Burial Mound Boardwalk now open at Deering Estate

New Burial Mound Boardwalk now open at Deering Estate

During the past 12,000 years, Native American cultures including Paleo-Indian, Tequesta, Seminole and Afro-Bahamian inhabited South Florida. The Tequesta once canoed the waters of Biscayne Bay and hunted on the high grounds of the Miami Rock Ridge, part of the land known today as the Deering Estate at Cutler. Although their way of life vanished […]

Laura Lagomasino joins team at Deering Estate Foundation

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When Laura Lagomasino-Delmonte signed on as the Deering Estate Foundation (DEF) development director, Mary Pettit, the foundation’s executive director, likened the hire to “getting a No. 1 draft pick.” Described as a super-achiever and a triple-threat, Lagomasino is an accomplished professional who has the skills to build relationships, fundraise and lead other mission-driven efforts. “I […]

Annual Wine On Harvest Moon at Deering Estate has French flavor

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The much-anticipated 11th annual Wine On Harvest Moon celebration presented by South BMW is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27, and showcases the “fine wines, fine food and fine art of France.” Samples of French-inspired cuisine, wine tastings from the region’s distinctive vineyards, Moulin Rouge-style entertainment and an art exhibition are all part of the Deering […]

Be ‘Forever a Camper’ at coming Alper JCC Reunion

Growing up in Miami in the 1990s, Josh Rader and his twin brother spent every summer at the Dave and Mary Alper Jewish Community Center as campers, returning to the “J” as camp staff during their college years. Josh met his future wife, Michelle Applerouth-Rader, at the JCC. Their lifelong friend, Matthew Bittel’s childhood also […]

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