County commissioners need a lesson in finance

R. Kenneth Bluh

What is there not to understand? Moody’s and other credit-rating agencies can make or break a community’s budget when it comes to repaying municipal bond financing. It happened before when Miami-Dade County officials decided to raid the emergency reserve fund to cover expenses that were well known at the time the budget was being drafted. […]

Early a.m. soccer lights opposed by zoning staff

A county planning staff review has advised against extending hours until 2 a.m. for a West Kendall soccer facility south of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport due to a potential impact on a new housing development. An application adding three hours to a nightly 11 p.m. zoning restriction comes before the West Kendall Community Council for public […]

Sears Home Appliance Showroom moves to new location in Kendall

Sears appliance showroom

If necessity is the mother of invention, then surely convenience is the daughter of appliance. Having just relocated his Sears Home Appliance Showroom from its London Square location to its current one, situated more centrally at 11780 N. Kendall Dr. (across the street from The Palms at Town and Country), owner Michael Myers wants to […]

Volcano a ‘smash hit’ at festival for disabled

Roxy Theater's Charles Sothers and Ivan Lopez demonstrate a volcano explosion

A “volcano eruption” delighted dozens of youngsters and adults with disabilities during a “Family Festival of Arts and Games”at Indian Hammocks Park on Feb. 8. Charles Sothers and Ivan Lopez of Kendall’s Roxy Theater Group added special emphasis to a scale model volcanic eruption after the pair told of the unfortunate fate of Pompeii and […]

Checkers to expand and bring jobs to South Florida

checkers logo

Checkers, the largest double drive-thru restaurant chain in the United States, plans to open as many as fifty new restaurants in South Florida. This expansion will not only bring job opportunities for the community but also continue to positively brand Checkers. “Miami is a growing market and a perfect place for Checkers to expand its […]

The Youth Fair Announces New Entertainment, New Programs and More Special Offers to South Florida Community


Now in its 63rd year, The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition is offering fairgoers more deals and ways to have fun and save than ever before, making The Youth Fair even more accessible to everyone in South Florida. Taking place from March 13-30, 2014, The Youth Fair is also announcing this year’s entertainment line-up. […]

Children Enjoy Heart Healthy Valentine’s Day Event at Kendall Regional


 Kendall Regional Medical Center again hosted its annual Valentine’s community event for children and their families on Saturday, February 8th. The goal of this annual event is to promote heart healthy living to both children and their families. Children also had the opportunity to bring their teddy bears to get a health check-up at the […]

Commissioner Souto honors Christopher Columbus High soccer team

Commissioner Souto joined Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Board of County Commissioners in honoring the Christopher Columbus High School soccer team and its coach for their state championship win.
(Photo by Armando Rodriguez / Miami-Dade County photographer)

The Christopher Columbus High School soccer team was honored at the March 4 County Commission meeting for winning the 2014 state championship. Miami-Dade County District 10 Commissioner Javier D. Souto, along with Mayor Carlos Gimenez and the Board of County Commissioners, presented the team and its coach a proclamation declaring March 4, 2014 as “Christopher […]

Sold-out ‘Tin Goose’ flights aid local ‘Young Eagles’

Sold-out ‘Tin Goose’ flights aid local ‘Young Eagles’

“Sell-out” crowds boarded a 1929 Ford “Tin Goose” passenger plane to enjoy nostalgic fly-overs of Miami-Dade County from Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport, Feb. 13-16. The roar of the Eastern Aircraft trimotor engines on daily flights was a noisy benefit for the airport’s “Young Eagles,” whose members, ages 8-17, take free flights in vintage aircraft restored by […]

State Sen. Flores tells KFHA she shares Kendall’s concerns

State Sen. Flores tells KFHA she shares Kendall’s concerns

Updating her legislative agenda, State Sen. Anitere Flores offered Kendall residents an “open door to my office” during the 2014 session of the Florida Legislature that opens in Tallahassee on Mar. 4. Her invitation came during a friendly visit with District 37 constituents at a Kendall Federation of Homeowner Associations (KFHA) meeting at the Civic […]

Baptist Health South Florida unveils plans to build world-class cancer center

BHSF unveils plans to build world-class cancer center

Baptist Health South Florida recently announced it is building the new $400 million Miami Cancer Institute scheduled to break ground in July. The Miami Cancer Institute at Baptist Health South Florida consolidates under one roof outpatient clinical services, a dedicated cancer research facility and signature technology platforms, including the first proton therapy center in South […]

Daddy Yankee, King of Calle Ocho 2014!!

Ten years after “Barrio Fino” became the top-selling Latin urban album of all time, and the track “Gasolina” launched Reggaeton to the World, DADDY YANKEE continues to be the most influential name in Latin urban and dance music, with over 11 million albums sold, more than 30 million fans and several awards, including Urban Latin […]

Author Sam Zygner to speak about The Forgotten Marlins

Author Sam Zygner to speak about The Forgotten Marlins

  Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables, will host author Sam Zygner on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m., in presenting his book, The Forgotten Marlins: A Tribute to the 1956-1960 Original Miami Marlins. Zygner, will be joined by the original Miami Marlins batboy, Tim Anagnost. Former Coral Gables Mayor Donald Slesnick […]

Add spice to your reading lists with events at Books & Books

Add spice to your reading lists with events at Books & Books

February is the month of love and Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave. in Coral Gables, hosts two steamy author events this month. Coral Gables author and screenwriter Shelly Gitlow (co-writer of the film Boynton Beach Club) makes her fiction debut with Dispatches From Paradise, a novel written in the spirit of Sex and the […]

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