National Disaster Solutions (NDS) acquires Elite Restorations

National Disaster Solutions, Inc. (NDS) has announced they are acquiring Elite Restoration, Inc. in South Florida, making NDS one of the largest property restoration companies in South Florida and the United States. NDS is a licensed general contractor specializing in emergency reconstruction and restoration of properties damaged by water, fire, hurricanes, earthquakes and other destructive […]

Comcast grants $250,000 to Florida communities

Comcast is providing $250,000 in grants to non-profit community organizations in Miami Dade, Palm Beach and Collier counties to create Internet Essentials Learning Zones. Announced in May 2011, Internet Essentials is designed to meet the needs of low-income families with school-age children who are not currently connected to broadband Internet at home. Honoring the efforts […]

Vi Aventura to Sponsor Miami International Piano Festival

Vi Aventura, a luxury continuing care retirement community, is proud to sponsor the Miami International Piano Festival as it presents its 2014 Master Series at the Broward Center for The Performing Arts, March 23-25, 2014. Piano masterpieces by Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt are performed in three successive concerts by master pianists. The […]

Finding Fault with Fighting Fault in Auto Accidents

So you thought this was already a bad week? The dog ate your recliner. Your Mother-in- Law just called with the “good news” that she’s visiting for the summer and now some crazy speeder jumped the median, ran over a row of flowers and landed SMACK in front of your car. Worse yet, his insurer […]

How Foreign Bank Accounts may affect you

It has been a while and I’m glad to be back to share important tax facts with the community, and as always, I welcome your feedback. Now that we are well on our way into 2014, so much has changed. Tax rates have increased, new taxes have been created and many deductions have been lost […]

Washington’s brother Lawrence and Cartagena

Years ago, Arlene and I visited the beautiful Colombian walled city of Cartagena, on the westerly side of the Caribbean. We had an unusual conversation with a resident who held a grudge against the United States. “Don’t you know your history,” he said. “George Washington’s brother Lawrence helped lead a naval invasion against our beautiful […]

Experts agree, 2014 Stingray is best Corvette ever!

New Corvette is made of lightweight materials, including an aluminum frame, a carbon fiber hood and removable roof panel on coupes; composite fenders, doors and rear quarter panels.

So much praise has been heaped upon the new C-7 platform Corvette Stingray that I decided to ask my friend and fellow auto writer Bob Kroupa what he thought of the car. Bob is one of the foremost authorities on Corvettes and publishes a comprehensive annual pricing guide called Vette- N-Vestments <abkroupa@aol.com>. “I would have […]

Stars take the stage at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Dance

This March, the City of Aventura invites you to see Broadway stars, start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early and enjoy the best of foreign film at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Broadway stars bookend a month of great entertainment beginning Friday, March 7 at 8 p.m. when two-time Tony Award-winner Chita Rivera recreates […]

Enhanced Fitness and Nutrition Assessments for Williams Island Spa Members

As more individuals engage in a healthy lifestyle, just joining a spa, gym or adjusting their diet is not enough anymore. For fitness enthusiasts with special needs, finding the right training program and diet regimen may be a daunting task. Williams Island Fitness Department Lead Karrie Griffiths is always seeking alternative fitness programs and cutting […]

Mardi Gras Casino presents English Rock Legends, The Zombies

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Straight from the UK, Mardi Gras presents The Zombies in a rare South Florida appearance on Tuesday, April 8th, 8 p.m. live in the Grandstand. The Zombies are the second UK group following the Beatles to score a #1 hit in America, infiltrating the airwaves with their sophisticated melodies, breathy vocals, choral back-up harmonies and […]

All-Star Sports opens Real Estate Division

Carlos Dunlap and Dirk Saecker

It was a natural progression, according to Jon Hirsch, CEO of All-Star SportsManagement (ASM). “For the past five years, All-Star Sports has been working with National Football League and National Basketball Association players and alumni, handling their marketing and public relations. When the athletes realized we had their best interests at heart, they started asking […]

FIU Students Experience Career Mentoring from the Pros

Judge Betty Capote engaging with a student

The Vice Provost’s Council of the Biscayne Bay Campus at Florida International University hosted the second annual “Get Your Career In Gear” Career Development Day on February 7, 2014. The career development day was held in partnership with FIU’s Career Services and the Student Government Association. Seventy-one students and FIU Alumni, and twenty Vice Provost’s […]

Wilmington Trust Supporting “From the Top” on Classical South Florida

Katrina Lee of Wilmington Trust, Vicki Kellogg, Founder of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach and Classical South Florida Board of Trustees Member and Néstor Rodriguez, Classical South Florida President.

Classical South Florida (CSF) is pleased to welcome Wilmington Trust Company as a Leadership Circle sponsor of “From the Top”, heard Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. through April. “From the Top” is the preeminent national program featuring young classical musicians. “What sets “From the Top” apart in classical music programming is the spark it creates […]

Robin Lechner Designs receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

Robin Lechner Designs

Robin Lechner Designs of Sunny Isles Beach, FL has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories- Customer Satisfaction and Design, with the award winners’ work being the most popular among 16 million plus monthly users, known as […]


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