Marielena Diaz has joined Florida Community Bank, N.A. as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of their Surfside branch. Diaz joins FCB from Capital Bank where she was an AVP, Branch Operations Manager in Aventura. She has over 20 years of retail banking experience in the Miami area with positions ranging from Relationship Banker Manager, Personal […]

Annual Dancing With The World Int’l Folk Dance Festival March 9th

Michael-Ann Russel- Dancing with the World

With the purpose of showcasing South Florida’s cultural diversity, and promoting a cultural interchange between numerous “communities,” the Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center/Sanford L. Ziff Campus, through its Bamachol Dance Program will present its 4th Annual Dancing With The World, International Folk Dance Festival. Dancing With The World, which takes place on Sunday, March 9th, […]

Porsche Design Tower Miami hires Park One to Operate Parking

Porsche Design Tower Miami

One of the world’s most luxurious and technologically advanced condominiums – Porsche Design Tower Miami – has hired Park One to run the tower’s parking operations, including overseeing the automated vehicle elevators that take residents and their cars directly to their units. This unique project is a collaboration between Porsche Design Group and Gil Dezer, […]

Acqualina Spa by ESPA unveils Optimal Skin ProSerum to Miami


The ultra-luxurious, award-winning Acqualina Spa by ESPA welcomed 40 of Miami’s chicest women this past January for a private afternoon of pampering to fete the arrival of ESPA’s most coveted miracle worker, Optimal Skin ProSerum, available only in the UK until now. Guests including Claudia Brod, Dana Shear, Kelly Gold, Jillian Posner, Stephanie Trump, Heidi […]

Turnberry Isle Miami takes Center Court with Cañas Tennis

Turnberry Isle Miami- Canas Tennis

As Miami is gearing up for one of the hottest annual tennis events, The Sony Open Tennis, March 17-30, 2014, Turnberry Isle Miami continues its focus on world-class tennis year round with the exclusive Cañas Tennis program. Resort guests and club members have the opportunity to receive first-class tennis instruction, where the program is overseen […]

Day care, Diapers and Deductions: H&R Block Gives New Parents Tax Tips

Knowing what taxpayers are eligible for when they become parents can keep them from paying more in taxes than they owe. H&R Block advises new parents to make sure they claim all the tax breaks they are eligible to claim, which can help put money in their pockets to cover new expenses. Following are some […]

Be Inspired. Get Connected. Walk MS.

MS Walk @ Gulf Stream

More than 7,500 South Florida residents live with effects of multiple sclerosis, a chronic, often disabling disease that attacks the central nervous system. To show support, more than 500 loved ones, neighbors and co-workers step out for a single cause: for a world free of MS. On Sunday, March 23, 2014 the National Multiple Sclerosis […]

Ruminating is for Cows

Patricia Frank

Ruminating is something that cows do. They are designed to chew their food and have it pass to their first stomach. Then, their half-digested food is returned from their first stomach to their mouth for further chewing. Ruminating is also something that humans do, but, in humans, it is not a posi- tive response to […]

Wandering & Pondering: Valerie at 50!

Ran into Valerie after all these years, quite an experience since she has some life. First of all she looks as alive as she was in her 30s. She is also still the far right symbol of conservatism where she is against any abortion, gay rights and whatever else you can come up with. She […]


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 Eligible Miami Dade County Families Can Receive Free Internet Service For Six Months During Special Sign-Up Period Through March 25  Internet Essentials is a broadband adoption program created by Comcast to connect low-income Americans to the power of broadband Internet at home. In just two a half years, the initiative has connected more than 1.2 […]

Sylvan Learning continues to impact our communities


Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of personal learning for students of all ages, grades and skill levels is providing much more to our communities. With over 30 years of experience and nearly 800 centers located throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is making a huge impact in South Florida. Penny Loome and Joseph Rooney are educators […]

Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center recognizes 69 years of liberation

Scott, Michelle, Alan

A moving tribute to over 400 Holocaust survivors at Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center was recently sponsored by Scott Scharg, a great humanitarian, philanthropist and distinguished member of the synagogue. The tribute included honoring Victor and Celia Cynamon, Mala Dorfman, and her late husband Henry, and featured Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, and Israeli Air Force […]


Privé at Island Estates sales director Michael Neuman with elite sales team Jeanette Metz, Rosemarie Friedman, , Patricia Velasquez and Fernanda Martino

It was a perfect night to dine under the stars and celebrate one of Miami’s latest innovations as Privé Developers, Greg Freedman, Daniel Lebensohn, Charles Phelan and Gary Cohen, hosted a VIP Preview Dinner on Tuesday, February 4 to unveil the on-site sales gallery for Privé at Island Estates. The intimate dinner featured a special […]

Fowler White Burnett joins together to make a difference in our community

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Fowler White Burnett attorneys joined together to help build a home for a family in the Habitat Landings Community of South Miami Heights as part of the 2014 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Blitz Build on February 8, 2014. The Blitz Build is an accelerated construction event in which more than 1,500 volunteers work […]