Stories written by Sheila Steiglitz

Deering Estate, Perrine Elementary join for hands-on science lesson


By Sheila Stieglitz…. In a time of significant budget cuts and financial setbacks, the historic Deering Estate at Cutler remains a leader in creating innovative programs to protect and preserve our environment. The key to success lies in numerous community collaborations for funding and resources, reaching out to both the public and private sectors. The […]

‘Wine On Harvest Moon’ an evening in the Andes


By Sheila Stieglitz…. While clouds hid the harvest moon, guests found much to enjoy at the Deering Estate Foundation’s “Taste, Tango and Toast the Andes,” a celebration of the fine food, fine wine and fine art of Chile and Argentina. The signature mid-October fundraiser marked the 10th annual “Wine On Harvest Moon” presented by South […]

Argentina, Chile to be featured during ‘Wine On Harvest Moon’


By Sheila Steiglitz…. Exciting plans are being finalized for the 10th annual “Wine On Harvest Moon,” to be celebrated on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the historic Deering Estate at Cutler. This year’s theme “Taste, Tango and Toast the Andes,” celebrates the fine wines, unique cuisine, and rich culture of Chile and Argentina. Joining Mary Pettit, […]

Congressman presents flag to Alper JCC preschoolers

Pictured at the flag presentation are (l-r) Shayna Littman, Tia Diaz-Balart, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and Rosi Manrique.

By Sheila Steiglitz…. U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart recently presented a flag that had flown over the U.S. Capitol to the graduating 4-year-olds at the Alper JCC’s Glen Greenstein Early Childhood Development Center. His son is a member of the preschool graduating class that enters kindergarten in the fall of 2011. The ceremony took place on […]

Deering Seafood Fest – it’s fish-a-licious


By Sheila Steiglitz…. One very special day each year the historic Deering Estate at Cutler is transformed into a magical island with calypso rhythms, colorfully costumed dancers and mountains of Florida’s freshest fish and seafood. The family-friendly celebration begins at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 27, when the seventh annual Deering Seafood Festival opens its […]

Fit For Life program being offered again for teens


By Sheila Stieglitz…. Following the success of 32 teens who lost a total of 429 pounds in this year’s Fit For Life Program, The Children’s Trust Fund has decided to add its weight and fund the 2011 series of classes at the Alper JCC in Kendall. This life-changing program targets overweight teens and teaches physical […]

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