CASTLE INVITES VISITORS TO CELEBRATE VALENTINES’S DAY BY RENEWING YOUR VOWS

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 This Valentine’s Day, Celebrate romance and True Love with the power of love! at Coral Castle, a National Historic Site, in South Miami-Dade. This unique attraction and museum is hosting a renewal of marriage vows for couples. For the cost of $15.00 admission Coral Castle offers a Renewal of Vows under a flowered arch, with […]

Florida Grand Opera conducts Meet the Maestro social event

Florida Grand Opera conducts Meet the Maestro social event

The Florida Grand Opera (FGO) conducted a Meet the Maestro event on Friday, Jan. 10, at the Coral Gables Museum. Maestro Ramón Tebar, FGO music director, an internationally acclaimed conductor who began in the opera world at age 15, is a favorite of the King and Queen of Spain, and travels the globe with luminaries […]

Former Kendall resident writes about fantasy baseball campsa

Former Kendall resident writes about fantasy baseball camps

Former Kendall resident Roy Berger, a baseball aficionado since his childhood days growing up in New York, has written a humorous, first person look at the popular world of fantasy baseball camps, The Most Wonderful Week of the Year. The 243-page book recounts Berger’s early love affair with the Pittsburgh Pirates while growing up as […]

The Wet Spots comedy duo on stage at SMDCAC, Feb. 1

The Wet Spots comedy duo on stage at SMDCAC, Feb. 1

The vaudevillian sex comedy duo The Wet Spots comes to South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) in February for the Center’s acclaimed Cabaret Series. The performances are Saturday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the show and can be purchased at www.smdcac. […]

STOP still spells ‘slow down’ for Miami drivers

Do you remember the column I wrote, maybe five years ago: “In Miami STOP spells slow down?” Well it’s still happening in our fair city. My cell phone rings the other day. “Bluh, you won’t believe this,” the anguished caller almost demanded of me. “This morning, only a couple of hours ago, I was in […]

Climate offers wide variety of locally grown produce

Climate offers wide variety of locally grown produce

Florida is versatile when it comes to locally grown foods due to the extended or even year-round growing season. At Johnson & Wales University, we are lucky to be located in a climate that allows us to grow more than 100-plus species in the edible landscape that covers our North Miami campus. However, two of […]

Geeki Girls Can Do Anything Conference scheduled Feb. 1

Geeki Girls Can Do Anything Conference scheduled Feb. 1

Women are seriously underrepresented in math, science and engineering-related fields. Many girls and women shy away from any sort of scientific or technical activity, despite the importance of these areas in today’s economy. “According to extensive research conducted by the Girl Scouts of America, one of the problems is girls learn differently than boys. They […]

Biscayne National Park begins repairs to marina, docks and boardwalks

Biscayne National Park contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks, docks and a marina at Elliott Key and the Dante Fascell Visitor Center grounds at Convoy Point. Repairs to the boardwalk at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center were to begin in mid- January. Once the work around the visitor center is complete, in a month […]

Final selections made for Village Education Advisory Committee

Final selections made for Village Education Advisory Committee

The final two members to the Education Advisory Committee were appointed at the Jan. 6 Palmetto Bay Village Council meeting, bringing the total number to five. Diane Quick and Leanne Tellam joined Dr. Sue Buslinger- Clifford, Pam Tabor and Karyn Cunningham on the panel The advisory committee serves the village by reviewing and supporting the […]

‘Picnic in the Park’ on Jan. 12 at the Deering Estate at Cutler

Spend a relaxing day with your family and friends at the Deering Estate at Cutler on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and enjoy a picnic on the main lawn. Guests who bring a picnic lunch or who purchase a preordered meal through one of the official picnic providers will receive a […]

Mitsubishi Outlander CUV is all new for 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander CUV is all new for 2014

After spending a week behind the wheel of the new 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander, I have trouble understanding why the Japanese automaker gets such a bad rap from this country’s auto writers. I thoroughly enjoyed driving this stylish CUV and would recommend it without hesitation. The Outlander has beautiful new styling inside and out, a new […]

Pets’ Trust celebrates Animal Christmas at Biltmore Hotel

On the eve of Tuesday, Dec. 17, the Grand Ballroom of the famed Biltmore Hotel was alive with the patter of little feet, or should we say paws? More than 650 guests with their pets celebrated the holiday season by attending “Animal Christmas at the Biltmore Hotel,” benefiting the Pets’ Trust — the Miami initiative […]

South Florida Youth Symphony helps build futures

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 […]

Perrine Academy of the Arts students collect 350 toys

Perrine Academy of the Arts students collect 350 toys

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 […]


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