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Lowest rates of the year and a host of extras await at Fairmont Turnberry Isle


The Fairmont Turnberry Isle is reminding its South Florida neighbors there’s no need to look far for a great summer getaway. The Mediterranean-style retreat is offering its lowest rates of the year with spacious guest rooms from just $59 per person, per night, based on double occupancy through September 30th. What’s more, the legendary resort […]

Do You Suffer from ADD/ADHD?


If you are just discovering you have adult ADD/ADHD, chances are you’ve suffered over the years for the unrecognized problem. People may have labeled you “lazy” or “stupid” because of your forgetfulness or difficulty completing tasks, and you may have begun to think of yourself in these negative terms as well. Untreated ADD/ADHD has widereaching […]

Governor recognizes SMH for performance excellence


Bethany Rundell SSouth Miami Hospital is the recipient of the prestigious Governor’s Sterling Award for 2010, the Florida Sterling Council recently announced. The award is given to organizations in Florida that meet or exceed the highest standards for organizational performance. The 467-bed community hospital earned recognition as a role model of performance excellence for following […]

Local student among finalists in ‘Cutest Vegetarian’ contest


What does 17-year-old Cutler Bay resident Chris Villalta have in common with Heroes cutie Milo Ventimiglia? Ventimiglia was a winner of PETA’s “Sexiest Vegetarian Alive” contest, and Villalta is one of the male finalists in the spinoff “Cutest Vegetarian Alive” contest sponsored by peta2, PETA’s youth division. Villalta beat out more than 3,000 contestants from […]

Solid Waste Dept. urges customers to prepare

With hurricane season already here, the Miami- Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) reminds its customers to get rid of unwanted trash now. DSWM customers shouldn’t wait to dispose of household trash — especially yard waste — until a hurricane is headed towards Miami-Dade, said Solid Waste director Kathleen Woods-Richardson. “Now is the […]

Sunny Isles Beach Offshore Powerboat Challenge


Offshore Events is hosting the third annual “Sunny Isles Beach Offshore Powerboat Challenge,” on Florida’s Riviera, to celebrate the history of Miami as the birthplace of open ocean racing and high performance manufacturing. The entire setting of the Sunny Isles Beach makes it the perfect mix of history, and excitement for racers, families, and friends […]

‘Taste of Pinecrest’ returns to Gardens

The seventh annual Taste of Pinecrest returns to Pinecrest Gardens on Sunday, March 8, beginning at 11 a.m. With more area businesses, more food variety and amazing entertainment from local students, this year promises to be a delicious outdoor adventure for the entire family. And all this fun is for a good cause, too. All […]

Bourbon Steak at The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club “Sings the Blues” every Wednesday night

Michael Mina‘s famed Bourbon Steak restaurant in Aventura kicked off its new weekly Bourbon & Blues nights with a live performance from renowned South Florida artists Albert Castiglia and Graham Drout. While the blues-duo struck popular chords on their electric guitars, diners filled up the restaurant to sample mouthwatering Kobe beef steaks from the woodburning […]

O’Connell & Goldberg selected to handle public relations for Terra Beachside 6000 Collins

O’Connell & Goldberg, Inc. has been retained to oversee public relations for Terra Beachside 6000 Collins, a 116-unit, six-story upscale condominium community located in the heart of Miami Beach at 60th Street and Collins Avenue. The development is scheduled for completion in April with occupancy slated for May. Originally conceived by renowned architects Sieger Suarez, […]

SM Middle Community School Awards

Sandy Baron Congratulations to Mr. Alex Gonzalez and the SMMCS Band Program. On Friday, April 9th, the SMMCS Band competed at the Fiesta-val Music Competition in Atlanta, Georgia. The Band was awarded “Grand Champions” with first place in Jazz and Concert Music. Outstanding soloists in Concert were awarded to: Kyle Davison, for Baritone on “Amazing […]

Salvador Dali ‘s ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ on exhibit at Ansin Family Art Gallery, Miramar Cultural C

Down the Rabbit Hole, Salvador Dalí’s rare suite of lithographs, is the newest art exhibition open at the Ansin Family Art Gallery inside the Miramar Cultural Center through September. Dali’s Down the Rabbit Hole is the Surrealist master’s response to Lewis Carroll’s literary classic Alice in Wonderland. It offers an excellent introduction to the artist, […]

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center hit the jackpot with Monte Carlo Night

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center (ATJC) and Tauber Academy welcomed over 400 congregants and community members into the synagogue for their annual gala. Instead of a dinner-dance, this year’s festivities included a Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament, casino games and a cocktail lounge. The roulette table and the room were spinning with people of all ages, from […]

Tile painting enhances building in Pinecrest’s Coral Pines Park

Kendall resident Dimitrios Gulbalis recently donated a tile painting, titled Birds of the Everglades, to the Village of Pinecrest. “There are areas in Pinecrest that need something,” Gulbalis said. “My main thing for the donation is to make it look nice.” He saw a need to enhance the exterior of the recreation building at Coral […]

Discussion on youth substance use May 27

South Miami residents are invited to participate in a “Community Conversation on Youth Substance Use” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 27 at the Gibson-Bethel Community Center, 5800 SW 66 Street. The evening features a free dinner and presentations by South Miami Hospital’s Addiction Treatment Center, South Miami Children’s Clinic, South Miami […]

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