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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE POPULAR MDX FREQUENT DRIVER REWARD PROGRAM
 

December is a busy month for MDX customers, not just because it’s open enrollment time for the Frequent Driver Reward Program, but because customers who participated in the 2017 program are just now getting their annual reward checks. The editorial staff Miami’s Community Newspapers... Read More »

 
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PAJAMAS AND PICNIC BASKETS AT THE BARNACLE’S OUTDOOR SHOWING OF ‘THE IRON GIANT,’ DEC. 27
 

It’s the tail end of the holiday season, and you’re in dire need of a quick cure for cabin fever. Here’s what to do: Pack up a picnic basket, some blankets, and popcorn — and head over to The Barnacle Historic State Park, Dec. 27, to take in a movie under the stars. Kids are still out of school and with everyone all stuffed up in the house for days, this is the perfect opportunity to get the whole family... Read More »

 
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MORE TROLLEYS, NOT ACCORDION BUSES
 
At the corner of a street in the cities of Miami, Miami Beach, and Coral Gables, someone is hopping onto a brightly colored trolley that is fare-free on their trip to their destination —whether it be for work, errands, or a fun night out. In doing so, the trolley riders remind drivers behind the trolley that they could be hopping onto the trolley and saving money on gas and avoiding the frustration of the contrived parking arrangements necessary in Miami... Read More »
 
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SEEMS LIKE SANTA MADE AN EARLY TRIP TO LEE PARK, THANKS TO STUNNA’S FIT TOY DRIVE
 

Stunna’s Fit Owner Gabriel Varona and his crew came out in force to share holiday spirit with their neighbors at the Annual Lee Park Toy Drive, Dec. 23. Verona and his wife Sabrina along with fitness-center staff and members of the local community handed out hundreds of donated toys and dozens of bicycles that were gathered in the weeks leading up to the annual holiday event. It seemed like Santa came early to this South Miami community, located off SW 62 Ave. at 68 St., as about a 50 kids and their families lined up for a chance to take home a special holiday gift... Read More »

 
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GOLFERS CAN GET A CHARGE OUT OF SOLAR BENCH AT GRANADA COURSE
 

If you are waiting to tee off at the Granada Golf Course, and your cell phone battery is almost out of power, the city has the perfect solution for you. Coral Gables has installed, as a pilot program, a solar-powered charging bench by the golf course’s Pro Shop on the first tee, capable of charging four electronic devices simultaneously. If you want to try it out, make sure you bring your own charging cord. City staff will analyze their usability, and may consider installing additional benches in other Coral Gables parks... Read More »

 
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PINECREST COUNCILMEMBER ANNA HOCHKAMMER APPOINTED TO FEDERAL ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
 

Councilmember Anna Hochkammer has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2018 Finance, Administration and Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving national economic policy, general financial assistance programs, liability insurance, intergovernmental relations, census, municipal bonds and capital finance, municipal management, antitrust issues, citizen participation and civil rights, labor relations, Native American sovereignty and municipal authority. “It is important for Pinecrest to be represented on a national platform through a unified voice that has the power to effectuate policies that directly affect residents. I am honored to represent... Read More »

 
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COMMISSIONER JORDAN BRIGHTENS HOLIDAYS FOR LOCAL FAMILIES
 

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan made Christmas wishes come true for about 140 children at the Ophelia Brown Headstart center and YWCA, located in Miami Gardens. Children walked away with dolls, remote control cars, games, action figures, costumes and more. “I like to spread some holiday cheer for those who are struggling and experiencing hardships... Read More »

 
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LOCAL RESIDENT AND ENTREPRENEUR TIMOTHY SYKES SURPRISES KIDS AT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB MIAMI-DADE WITH TOYS AND $25,000 CHECK DONATION
 
Local Miami Beach resident Timothy Sykes put a smile on 200 kids’ faces at the Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade when he surprised them with bundles of gifts and a $25,000 donation to support the center’s after-school programs. Dressed in a blue “Hanukkah Harry” costume to represent his own religious character, Sykes greeted the kids and gave them each a special toy to celebrate the holiday season. This is the second year Sykes has given back... Read More »
 
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ARE YOUR TASTE BUDS READY? ‘UNCORKED’ 2018 FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL: JANUARY 4TH – 14TH
 

Uncorked is back bringing the return of some of your favorite events together with some new and exciting ones added to our tantalizing schedule to attract all foodies and wine, beer and cocktail sippers and connoisseurs. This year the 11 day culinary feast kicks-off on January 4th and runs through Sunday the 14th. The Upper Keys, Key Largo and Islamorada transforms for this period into... Read More »

 
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Need a New Year’s Resolution? Take the Pledge to Drive Kind in 2018!
 
How many times have you been driving on the streets of South Florida only to find yourself in a situation where you are the victim of road rage? Whether it was... Read More »
 
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Tidying Up The Last Loose Ends After Hurricane Irma
 

I have been reporting random bits of hurricane damage to staff to get things wrapped up before the new year. This past week, residents have told me about a couple... Read More »

 
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Miami Jewish Film Festival 2018
 
Once again, from January 11-25, the Miami Jewish Film Festival will manage to do better what other film festivals complicate. For the 21st time, MJFF will sprinkle almost... Read More »
 
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FDA Approved Nebulizers To The Medical Cannabis Market
 
Israel-Cannabis and Aura Medical have joined forces to bring FDA approved nebulizers to the burgeoning medical cannabis market. The Aura’s Portable Nebulizer is... Read More »
 
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PAMM Welcomes Some 4,700 Guests To Signature Miami Art Week Event
 
Pérez Art Museum Miami on Dec. 7 welcomed nearly 4,700 members and art world VIPs for PAMM Presents, the museum’s signature Art Week celebration, featuring... Read More »
 
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City Collects Over 34,500 Pounds Of Household Waste For Recycling
 

More than 600 people participated in a recent Household Hazardous Waste Collection conducted at City Hall’s parking lot, contributing to the collection of 15,800-plus pounds... Read More »

 
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