Letter to the Editor – David Singer

To the editor: Over the past six months in a “smokefilled” back room in the bowels of the Village Hall of Palmetto Bay, a bevy of professionals have been meeting to help determine how millions of dollars in village tax revenues are spent over the next five to 10 years. These professionals consist of attorneys, […]

Village preparing for 12th annual Celebration Picnic

Village preparing for 12th annual Celebration Picnic

With less than a month left before Palmetto Bay’s 12th annual Celebration Picnic on Saturday, Mar. 1, now is the time for sponsors and groups that want to participate to make arrangements, according to village staffers. Event organizers already are placing orders for 3,000 hot dogs, 4,000 Krispy Kreme donuts, 2,500 slices of pizza, 2,000 […]

Neighborhood protection? Depends who lives there

How do you like the plan to rip out and pave over the avocado and mango trees at the public works offices for use as a storage and parking lot for Palmetto Bay’s buses? You never heard? No one is surprised as this proposal is a shock to everyone, especially the neighbors in the affected […]

Free annual pass promotion returns to Miami Seaquarium

Florida residents who buy a one-day regular admission to Miami Seaquarium from Jan. 25 through Mar. 2, will receive admission for the whole year free. It’s the return of the Free Annual Pass Offer that allows guests to visit Miami Seaquarium as often as they wish through Dec. 31. This includes admission to the extremely […]

Habitat for Humanity presents property tax check to county

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami, a 501(c)3 developer of low income houses presented a check to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez and commission chair Rebeca Sosa in the amount of $966,512, representing the property taxes that Habitat homeowners generated in 2013. Habitat has helped nearly 1,000 families achieve the dream of home ownership since […]

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 […]


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