WCS Middle School students receive top ratings at state drama festival

Westminster Christian Middle School students earned top ratings at the Florida Junior Thespians State Drama Festival in Melbourne. Superior ratings were received by the following students: Max Milian, Solo Musical; Trish Elliot, Solo Musical; Victoria Winter, Monologue; Christine Dvorak, Monologue; Max Milian and Andrew de Moya, Duet Acting; Marla Fay and Hunter Perez, Duet Acting; […]

Gymboree Play and Music celebrates 30 years in South Florida with new location

Gymboree’s new facilities will feature updated play equipment, cushioned flooring and a new lounge area for parents, among other improvements.

When Gymboree Play and Music’s Coni Ensor Goudi was unable to find somewhere in South Florida for her and her then 18-month-old daughter to spend time with other moms and kids her age in the early ‘80s, she saw its absence for what it was: an opportunity. “My husband had seen an article about this […]


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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 […]

Larkin Community Hospital accreditated for General Dentistry Residency Program

Larkin Community Hospital (LCH), one of Florida’s 12 statutory teaching hospitals and the largest osteopathic teaching hospital in the nation, has received accreditation from the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) Residency Program at Larkin Community Hospital is the latest in a long list of specialties offered. […]

Palmetto Bay’s Leia Schwartz wins Musical Genius’ top prize

Palmetto Bay’s Leia Schwartz wins Musical Genius’ top prize

Village resident Leia Schwartz emerged as the top winner of the locally produced reality show, Musical Genius. The show, which began airing in January after several months of development, concluded with the episode broadcast on Mar. 2. Of the five participating young musical artists, who performed throughout the run of the show, Schwartz placed first […]

Southwood Dance Team cited at council meeting

Southwood Dance Team cited at council meeting

Nineteen members of the Southwood Superstars Dance Team for 2013-14 who recently won a top national award were honored by Palmetto Bay’s mayor and council at their Mar. 3 meeting. During the American Dance Association competition in January, Southwood’s team was awarded the highest distinction for their jazz technique, choreography and musical theater production at […]

Council selects Lehtinen as new village attorney

Council selects Lehtinen as new village attorney

Dexter Wayne Lehtinen was chosen to be the new Palmetto Bay village attorney by unanimous vote of the village council at its Mar. 3 meeting. The resolution authorized the village manager to negotiate a contract that will come back to the council for approval at the Apr. 7 meeting. Lehtinen, 67, was selected over five […]

Feels like summer, but spring events are here first


Feeling crafty? We hear from Diana Orme of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Palmetto Bay that the ladies of the church will be hosting their annual Spring Fair on Saturday April 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s definitely a special event for the church and the community. The proceeds will benefit organizations such […]

Biltmore Hotel brunch to aid in reducing animal overpopulation

A Brunch of Us Are Getting Together

The Biltmore Hotel will open its doors to the dogs of Miami on Sunday, Mar. 9, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the Country Club Ballroom. “A Brunch of Us Are Getting Together,” is an event to benefit Pets’ Trust Miami: a grass roots initiative to stop the killing at Miami-Dade Animal Services. Thousands […]

City of South Miami Honors IPL throughout Black History Month

City of South Miami Honors IPL throughout Black History Month

The Brothers of the Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. executed its first installation of its Project Alpha Workshop Series at the Gibson Bethel Community Center. IPL’s modified Project Alpha curriculum covers topics related to reproductive health, sexual awareness, and domestic violence. Brothers from the Iota Pi Lambda and Eta Delta […]

The Deering Seafood Festival to celebrate a decade of fun

Youngster checking out fish

Get ready to party! The team behind this year’s Deering Seafood Festival has planned a non-stop island celebration in honor of the event’s 10th anniversary, complete with delicious catch from the waters of the world, a funfilled kids’ adventure called “10 Leagues Under the Sea,” stilt walkers, a Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment. […]

Vintage Auto Show scheduled at the Deering Estate at Cutler

1968 Pontiac GTO

The Deering Estate at Cutler, in collaboration with the Antique Automotive Club of America–South Florida Region, will host the second annual Vintage Auto Show supported by Mercedes-Benz of Cutler Bay on Sunday, Mar. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car enthusiasts of all ages can enjoy a variety of vintage cars from 1952 and […]

Village to host preview of possible future downtown

potential main street design

In a special event scheduled for Friday, Mar. 14, the Village of Palmetto Bay will provide residents with food, live music, prizes and a glimpse of what their “downtown” area may look like in the not too- distant future. Called “A Downtown Experience,” the event will be hosted by the village and the Downtown Redevelopment […]

Miami Slender: Revolutionary diet and fitness program

Miami Slender: Revolutionary diet and fitness program

It’s the new year and, as usual, the majority of the population has made a resolution to lose that holiday weight and restore those weary muscles. Miami Slender’s initial four-week program is all the diet and fitness package you need to achieve those goals, and success is guaranteed when followed with commitment. Miami Slender, 7800 […]