The uncomfortable relationship between cyclists and red lights

It’s a done deal, the Village is moving forward with plans to install redlight cameras at Pinecrest intersections to catch scofflaws who supposedly endanger lives and property by ignoring traffic signals. Look, I’m not going to debate the pros and cons of this contentious issue. It’s going to happen whether residents like it or not. […]

UM Sports Hall of Fame to induct 8 Hurricanes legends

UM Sports Hall of Fame to induct 8 Hurricanes legends

The 46th annual UM Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 10 at Jungle Island on the MacArthur Causeway. The Class of 2014 is highlighted by James Jones of the Miami Heat, Andre Johnson, currently with the Houston Texans, former NFL star Clinton Portis and former Miami Dolphin Lamar Thomas. […]

SMDCAC — A miracle on 211th Street

All the odds seemed to be against what ultimately happened and success was teetering like Philippe Petit tiptoeing on the high wire as mother and daughter next to me disturbed Jon Batiste’s percussive piano rendition of The Star Spangled Banner. They were diving into their bags of potato chips like chubby kids doing cannonballs at […]

The importance of early education

By MINDY MAIZEL MINDY MAIZELI recently received a letter from Governor Rick Scott. As an early childhood educator for more than 25 years, this was the first time that a politician wrote to thank me, and I’m sure many others for a job well done. We have the privilege as educators, of working to make […]

Get ready for the Taste of Pinecrest April 6 at the Gardens

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The 12th annual Taste of Pinecrest community festival of food, music and family fun once again will take place at Pinecrest Gardens, this year on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hosted by the Pinecrest Business Association, the Taste will feature food from area restaurants and caterers, from BBQ to pasta, sandwiches to […]

Jon Secada headlines annual JCC Special Needs fundraiser

Jon Secada headlines annual JCC Special Needs fundraiser

The Alper JCC’s 18th annual Special Needs Fundraiser on Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Robert Russell Theater will feature the sultry sounds of Grammy Award recording artist and Hialeah native Jon Secada and his band. Secada is known for his flawless singing, songwriting and production skills. One of his first big breaks […]

South Florida chews on business, branding, bizarre foods

South Florida chews on business, branding, bizarre foods

Entrepreneurs’ Organization — South Florida (EO-SOFLO) recently hosted an event with celebrity chef Jason Wang and Andrew Zimmern of The Travel Channel where members discussed business, branding and bizarre food. Zimmern is the star of “Bizarre Foods America” in which he samples slithering, slimy and otherwise strange cuisine. “It’s an interesting entrepreneurial lesson to see […]

Mayor Lerner advocates municipality priorities at National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference

Mayor Lerner advocates municipality priorities at National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference

Mayor Cindy Lerner joined more than 1,500 local elected officials and city leaders at the National League of Cities’ Congressional City Conference in Washington. The five-day conference is the nation’s largest gathering of city officials focused on advocating city priorities with members of Congress, the White House and federal agencies looking for solutions to addressing […]

Storm wins!

Storm wins!

Pictured is the Miami Storm 12U team after winning their second tournament at Grapeland Park in the Superseries World Series. The win gives the Storm entry to a tournament of champions in Texas. Pictured are (front row l-r) Ryan Herskowitz, Anthony Artola, Tico Perrera, Gino Torrente, Joey Franco; (back row l-r) general manager Jorge Alea, […]

The Parlour medspa now open in Pinecrest

The Parlour medspa now open in Pinecrest

Audrey de Vallois is a 28 year old mover and shaker with a vision for an even more beautiful Pinecrest. De Vallois, a licensed aesthetician and electrologist who performs all laser and facial treatments, recently opened The Parlour in the Village at 9700 S. Dixie Hwy., Suite 650. It is an exclusive, fullservice medspa with […]

Pinecrest hosts 4th annual Relay for Life

Pinecrest hosts 4th annual Relay for Life

Cancer never sleeps and neither did Relay for Life participants during Pinecrest’s fourth annual version of the event that lasted from noon Saturday, March 1 until 8 a.m. Sunday, March 2 in Evelyn Greer Park. This year, the neighboring municipalities of Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay joined Pinecrest to make for a huge event with […]

Village High Five!

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Benjamin Inguanzo, son of Pinecrest Village Clerk Guido Inguanzo, exchanged a high-five with President Barack Obama at Coral Reef High School during the presidential visit to South Dade on March 7th.

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables recognized as ‘Best of the Best’

Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables recognized as ‘Best of the Best’

Mercedes-Benz USA has tapped Mercedes-Benz of Coral Gables to receive the prestigious Best of the Best dealer recognition award for outstanding performance in 2013. The award is a tribute to the company’s success as an independent entrepreneur that routinely exceeds the expectations of Mercedes Benz owners. This year, MBUSA will recognize only the top 15 […]

Eggstravaganza at Pinecrest Gardens, April 12

Eggstravaganza at Pinecrest Gardens, April 12

Celebrate springtime, children and the joy of Easter at the Pinecrest Gardens Eggstravaganza, Saturday, Apr. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stroll through winding paths with the Spring Bunny and enjoy a cast of cute and cuddly characters along the way. The day will be filled with “eggciting” activities for the whole family, including […]


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