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ARE NON-PROFIT HOSPITAL MERGERS MAKING THINGS BETTER OR WORSE?
 

In business, it is taken as Gospel that mergers are a good thing. You’ll hear phrases like “economies of scale” and “acquired efficiencies” and the obliquely vague “synergistic benefits.” It might make sense when talking about two small banks or mid-sized manufacturers. When it comes to hospitals and healthcare, it’s a different story... Read More »

 
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KILLIAN DRIVE WILL BECOME “ELEVATION DRIVE” TO COINCIDE WITH ART BASEL MIAMI
 

During the week of December 2nd, as part of a public art project by acclaimed artist Xavier Cortada, and coinciding with Art Basel Miami, Pinecrest’s Killian Drive will become “Elevation Drive.” Four intersections along Killian Drive will temporarily feature art painted by high school students from Gulliver Preparatory, Dr. Michael Krop H.S., South Dade H.S., and Westminster Christian School. The street art is part of a broad and region-wide project... Find out more »

 
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SPIT OUT THAT STRAW FOR GOOD!
 

Put down your smoothie, Big Gulp or to-go cup of coffee for a minute. Let’s spend that minute thinking not about what you’re drinking, but what you’re drinking out of. Is it paper, plastic, ceramic or glass? What’s that straw made of, now that you’re thinking about it? A new consciousness about single-use plastics and the realities of how we package, serve and eat our food and beverages... Read More »

 
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SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR AT PINECREST GARDENS
 
It has been a year and two months since IRMA ravaged our beautiful Gardens, and in that time Mother Nature has worked her magic and today we are more beautiful, bountiful and green than ever. It is also a year ago this week that Patrick Dougherty arrived at Pinecrest Gardens to create one of the most spectacular monumental sculptures that any venue could ever hope for. In the Thick of It... Read More »
 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST – RYLEE PODROG
 

Gulliver Prep senior Rylee Podrog has a non-profit organization called Empowering Women through Martial Arts. “I’m a black belt in Taekwondo,” she says. “I found martial arts gave me confidence I would not have had. The goal is to give other women the opportunity to gain the same confidence and empowerment I found in martial arts.” She started martial arts at age three. “Martial arts was always there for me,” she says. “I think my parents wanted me to be ready for the world. If you get involved in it early, you’ll have the skills. I have people in my dojo who are in their 50s.” She also does Jujitsu and Aikido, so she knows Brazilian, Korean and Japanese martial arts. She is a first-degree black belt and can work her way up to a tenth-degree... Read More »

 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST – WILL POSES
 
When he was preparing for his bar mitzvah, Gulliver Prep senior Will Poses joined forces with two friends who also needed to do mitzvah projects and they created the organization WEE Give Back. WEE stands for Will, Evan Mendelson and Ethan Gale. “We wanted to team together for the mitzvah project,” he says. “We wanted to do a basketball tournament and we had talked about it before so we put it all together.” The three have been best friends almost since birth so it was natural that they combine forces for their project. That mitzvah year they organized a three-on-three basketball tournament and donated the proceeds to the Jewish Adoption and Family Options, known as JAFCO. That first tournament was only the start... Read More »
 
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RON MAGILL TO BE GRAND MARSHAL OF MIRACLE ON 136TH STREET PARADE
 

The Falls has announced that renowned wildlife expert Ron Magill of the Miami-Dade Zoological Park and Gardens (ZooMiami) will serve as the Grand Marshal in the 22nd Annual Miracle on 136th Street holiday parade. Taking place on Saturday, November 17 beginning at 1 p.m., the free community parade will spread holiday cheer... Read More »

 
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