Jeffrey Welch: A man of high energy, compassion

Jeffery Welch

A man of high energy and compassion, Jeffrey Welch is perhaps the only Gables Great receiving this recognition after so few years in Coral Gables. For anyone who has had the opportunity to see this man in action, it is no wonder he has made an impact in so short a time. Born in Toledo, […]

COMCAST EXTENDS ITS NATIONAL BROADBAND ADOPTION PROGRAM FOR LOW-INCOME FAMILIES

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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 […]

New technology changes dentistry

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Lawrence Lesperance, DDS, was born and raised in Coral Gables, where he continues to provide families with comprehensive dental care while enhancing their experiences with great customer service. His personal and professional accolades are impressive, and the new and improved technology he uses sets his practice apart from others. Patients see and experience cutting-edge technology […]

Gables looking for volunteers to serve on Green Task Force

The City of Coral Gables is working on a Sustainability Master Plan that will help create a roadmap for environmental and sustainable best practices citywide. Working closely to advise Coral Gables officials on environmental issues that support a sustainable community is the mission of the city’s Green Task Force. The city has received several nominations […]

Coral Gables artist designs 2014 Carnaval Miami poster

Humberto Benitez is pictured with his poster.

Coral Gables artist, resident and gallery owner Humberto Benitez has been commissioned by the Kiwanis of Little Havana to create this year’s poster for Carnaval Miami. His HBenitez Fine Art Gallery is located at 305 Alcazar Ave. Carnaval Miami’s Calle Ocho Festival is scheduled for Sunday, Mar. 9, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Born […]

Dr. Velma Palmer discusses and signs her debut book: “Untold Miracles”

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Untold Miracles has detailed Dr. Velma Palmer’s life of struggles, faith and victory. She encountered major challenges and obstacles but she overcame them through her confidence in God. Her simple, modest beginning on a farm in rural Jamaica, has given her courage and determination to ‘stand tall’ and never give up. Dr. Velma Palmer will […]

Coral Gables Waterway canoe tour set for Sunday, Mar. 23

Photo courtesy of the Miami-Dade ECO- Adventures website

You  can enjoy the Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour, a leisure canoeing experience led by Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures and Coral Gables Museum staff, on Sunday, Mar. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $40 per person. The guided tour encompasses both nature and history in a delightful blend of unique natural vistas and […]

Spain’s influence on city to be arts festival theme

Spain’s influence on city to be arts festival theme

The forces set into motion by Coral Gables founder George Merrick and his uncle, artist Denman Fink, when they collaborated a century ago, resonate in daily life today. When setting out in the early 1900s to create a planned suburb, Merrick looked to the Old World to visualize a village “along purely Spanish lines, of […]

Student Spotlight – Joyce Chen

Student Spotlight - Joyce Chen

Next fall, Gulliver Prep senior Joyce Chen will be at MIT pursing a degree in computer science and computer engineering. Which gives her just another area to excel as she is currently in both the engineering and architecture programs and is a member of the Robotics Club. Her engineering projects include working on making improvements […]

The Kiwanis Club of Little Havana

Kiwanis Club of Little Havana Summer Camp. (Photo courtesy of the Kiwanis Club Little Havana website)

Carnaval Miami & Calle Ocho are the major fund raiser for the organization’s community projects; these events are far more than the hottest street parties in the nation… Over the last 37 years, Carnaval Miami and Calle Ocho have made it possible for members of the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana to accomplish service programs […]

Student Spotlight – Peter Gonzalez

Student Spotlight - Peter Gonzalez

Columbus High sophomore Peter Gonzalez has been playing soccer most of his life — starting when he was 4 or 5. He plays club soccer for the Coral Gables Youth Center Toros and is on the Columbus junior varsity team. So it’s no surprise that Gonzalez’s community service project revolves around soccer. One day last […]

Local writer coming to the Coral Gables Museum

Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns

The beautiful streets in Coral Gables, South Miami and Miami Beach are featured in the new book Street Design: The Secret to Great Cities and Towns (Wiley, 2014). Written by two well known architects and urban designers, this magnificent book showcases local streets in Miami and how to enhance their design while increasing their functionality. […]

Student Spotlight – Cristina Ruiz

Student Spotlight - Cristina Ruiz

Gulliver Prep junior Cristina Ruiz has more than 500 hours of community service, much of it coming from dance. She is on the Gulliver dance team, the Sundancers. “We dance at pep rallies and benefits and competitions, football games and basketball games,” she said. The dance team also takes part in an AIDS benefit each […]

Free tickets for seniors to see Spamalot at Actors’ Playhouse

Starting on Saturday, Feb. 22, seniors living in Coral Gables can reserve free tickets, on a first-come, first-served basis, for the musical comedy sensation Spamalot, based on the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The free admission is for the Mar. 12, 2 p.m., matinee performance at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile. […]