All Across this great country, music and arts programs are in great danger in the schools and communities of either being eliminated, or playing “Second Fiddle” to testing programs and financial limitations. Budgets everywhere are suffering, and tax programs, state budget cuts and insurance rates are drastically reducing the amount of funds necessary to keep […]
The second annual Toys for Tots toy drive at Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts was a great success. More than 350 toys were collected and the students enjoyed a magic show courtesy of Merlina the Magician. Pictured (l-r, rear) are Dr. Maria Lopez, assistant principal; Mercy Diaz, the schools Toys for Tots […]
Well folks, it’s January of 2014, the start of a new year. Or is it? We all know at least at some level that the calendar dates are really just an arbitrary way of keeping track of time and that conditions that were with us all through 2013 are pretty much still going to be […]
Palmetto Bay Vice Mayor John DuBois convened a town hall meeting January 6 before the regular village council meeting to address questions he has about financial projections for downtown redevelopment plans. The Palmetto Bay Downtown Redevelopment Task Force, headed by Ed Silva, Palmetto Bay Village Director of Buildings and Capital Improvement, in September presented a […]
I Have A Dream, an astonishing Broadway musical that toured the world, again leaps from the history books, revived by non-profit TheatreSouth Atlanta. Truly entertaining for all ages, the play wraps history in rich layers of culture, and morality. It’s a must-see for thoughtful people everywhere. Playwright Josh Greenfeld’s timeless work will honor Martin Luther […]
Palmetto Bay resident Leia Schwartz, 17, is an outstanding student and athlete who is known for her health-related community service projects and her remarkable singing talent. Schwartz, who has a history of asthma, has made a few serious hospital visits, giving her an appreciation for the staff of Baptist Hospital and patients like her. On […]
Westminster Christian School (WCS) senior athletes who recently signed to play their sport at the collegiate level are (l-r, standing) Natalie Lopez, Florida Gulf Coast University (Softball); Caitlin Charlton, Baylor University (Softball); Kaitlyne Musa, Florida International University (Softball); Cole Kreuter, University of California – Irvine (Baseball); Kelsey Taylor, Miami-Dade College (Volleyball), and, Jenny Ceballos, Rollins […]
To better serve its customers, Miami-Dade Transit soon will launch a new online store that will offer its users a onestop cyber shop for purchasing a variety of transit products and managing their EASY Cards. The improved online store will have enhanced security features and will offer a greater variety of fare-loading options. Among the […]
More than 350 guests attended the Nov. 9 Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami- Dade’s annual “Wild About Kids” black-tie gala, which raised over $250,000 to benefit the organization’s positive programs for thousands of area children who need them most. South Florida’s top community leaders, philanthropists and socialites were among guests at the event — […]
The Palmetto Bay Village Council voted 5-0 at its Dec. 9 meeting to place on the agenda of the January meeting a resolution put forth by Councilmember Patrick Fiore to posthumously honor resident George F. Johnson by co-designating a village roadway with his name. A section of SW 144th Terrace between 68th Court and 68th […]
Palmer Trinity School music students perform for more than 1,500 parents and children at Kendall Regional Medical Center’s annual Winter Wonderland Extravaganza and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 6. Pictured (lr) are Emily Kalbac, Wynne Owre, April Queen, Carolina Maller and Michael Eschmann. For more information about the school, visit <www.palmertrinity.org>.
Young sailors from around the globe are preparing to travel to South Florida for the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta (OBIYR).This event, from Dec. 26 to 30 on Biscayne Bay, is the largest youth regatta in the U.S. and a boon to the South Florida economy. One of the largest dinghy regattas for sailors ages […]
Kevin Court, a Miami-Dade firefighter, and his wife, Maida, have been organizing a children’s fishing tournament for the past six years raising funds for Miami Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center. Recently the Court family presented a $20,473 check to the hospital, money raised at this year’s tournament, bringing the total they have raised for the Craniofacial […]
Palmer Trinity School music students perform for more than 1,500 parents and children at Kendall Regional Medical Center’s annual Winter Wonderland Extravaganza and Tree Lighting Ceremony on Dec. 6. For more information about the school, visit www.palmertrinity.org.