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 […]

Law firm leases full floor at 2555 Ponce building

Law firm leases full floor at 2555 Ponce building

Hines, the leasing and property manager for 2555 Ponce in Coral Gables, recently announced that the esteemed South Florida minority-owned law firm of Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto PL has signed a long-term lease and will occupy a full penthouse floor, comprising more than 13,000 square feet of space, in the six-story LEED Silver office […]

Local historic preservation non-profit reveals new look

Historic preservation efforts in Coral Gables have a brand new look, thanks to a recently launched marketing campaign from the 23-year-old Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables (HPACG). The association is non-profit corporation founded in 1991 that is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and use of historic properties in Coral Gables. The new marketing campaign, […]


The South Florida Irish Community invites everyone to join a traditional Celtic celebration at the 35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival from high noon till 6 p.m., Saturday, March 8. The festival will be held at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park in Coral Gables (2800 Ponce de Leon Boulevard) just five blocks south of […]


St. Patrick's Day Festival

The original St. Patrick’s Celebration at JohnMartin’s is back again for its’ 23rd year. The iconic pub and restaurant that changed Coral Gables’ spirit industry forever, will be hosting a variety of themed activities in honor of their favorite holiday. Attendees can visit the completely authentic Irish restaurant covered with festive decorations all weekend long. […]

Coral Gables Hospital opens Senior Care ER

Coral Gables Hospital opens Senior Care ER

As the community ages, Coral Gables Hospital is adapting to accommodate the needs of patients by opening a new Senior Care Emergency Room. The Senior Care ER at Coral Gables Hospital, which offers focused care for senior patients, is outfitted with technology and equipment to increase patient comfort and provide greater aid for those patients […]

Judith Siegal named senior rabbi elect at Temple Judea

Temple Judea, one of Miami’s largest reform congregations, has named Rabbi Judith L. Siegal as senior rabbi elect. Rabbi Siegal, who has been the assistant rabbi at Temple Judea since 2006, is the first female rabbi in the synagogue’s 65-year history to serve as senior rabbi. She officially assumes her position on July 1. “Rabbi […]

UM Sports Hall of Fame golf benefits Miami Lighthouse

The University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame presented a check to the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired during a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Miami Lighthouse. CEO Virginia Jacko (second from left) accepted the $1,000 donation from UMSHoF president KC Jones, executive director John Routh and golf tournament chair […]



The financial institution OUR Microlending announced its certification as a Community Development Financial Institution (by CDFI Fund – a program of the U.S. Department of Treasury) as well as a $600,000 grant to be disbursed via microloans to small business owners, which will create new opportunities, jobs and stronger communities throughout South Florida. For more […]

Ziffs, Classical South Florida to honor patrons of the arts

Ziffs, Classical South Florida to honor patrons of the arts

Dr. Sanford L. and Beatrice Ziff will join Néstor Rodriguez, president of Classical South Florida (CSF), on Friday, Feb. 7, to honor individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the arts in South Florida. The event will take place at the historic Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Ave in Coral Gables. The Social Hour […]

New technology to treat and tighten skin

Dear Dr. Wolf, I have these wrinkles around my lips that have been driving me crazy. I went to a dermatologist who put some Restylane in the area and now I have little bumps all over. Needless to say, I’m not happy. I also had somebody tell me that laser was the only way to […]

New Year’s Bites & Delights

On Thursday, January 9th the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce kicked-off 2014 with their New Year’s Bites & Delights event at the world renowned Biltmore Hotel. Over 300 of the Gables finest business professionals indulged in an evening featuring 20 of the Gables’ hottest restaurants with bottomless libations courtesy of Bacardi USA. To add some […]

Miami-Dade County’s Largest Annual Talent Search for Kids 8-17 To Re-launch


Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, together with presenting sponsor, The Children’s Trust, announce the fourth annual launch of Young Talent Big Dreams, the most widespread local youth talent contest in Miami-Dade. Kids between the ages of 8-17 will compete for prizes ranging from performing arts scholarships to cash awards and performance opportunities, to tickets […]

Onion rings return to ‘Rat’ with new name

Onion rings return to ‘Rat’ with new name

There is an old favorite that’s making a comeback at the “Rat.” This month, the University of Miami re-introduced onion rings at the popular campus restaurant. The appetizer got a new name as well, “SalernOrings,” after Coral Gables city manager Pat Salerno. “I am honored by the gesture and the onion rings taste outstanding,” said […]

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