Sallie Fillups is the new mayor of South Miami. And she loves it when we misspell her name. She got into office as a result of a herculean effort put forth by our now former mayor, the ever-so happy-efforts of “Bicycle” Bob Welsh, who is now vice mayor. Like a breezy, fun-loving clown at the circus, Bicycle Bob sat upon a high chair in the median strip of Sunset Drive at SW 62 Ave., pretty much most of Election Day. Sporting a super-wide landscaping hat and a glove on one hand (a la Michael Jackson?), he spent the day holding large sign on a pole endorsing his two favorites candidates, Fillips and Commissioner Josh Liebman...Read More
Grant Miller previews the 16th Annual Deering Seafood Festival at Deering Estate!
The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has been working to enhance and replace its Metrobus and Metrorail fleet. Assembly of the first all-new Metrorail car for the county’s fleet of 136 rail cars commenced in 2016. The first new Metrorail train went into service in November 2017. As of this week, DTPW has accepted for revenue service its 100th new Metrorail car...Read More
Endangered black rhinoceros celebrates milestone birthday
“Toshi” (pronounced “toe – she”), an endangered black rhinoceros, recently celebrated his 43rd birthday making him the oldest male black rhino in the United States. Born on Feb. 10, 1977 at the Asa Zoological Park in Hiroshima, Japan, he arrived at Zoo Miami on Nov. 10, 1983 as part of a breeding recommendation by the Species Survival Plan (SSP) managed through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) where he has successfully sired several offspring... Read More
LIVE! with Miami's Community Newspapers - Ernie Tomas
Michael Miller interviews Ernie Tomas, President of the non-profit Horse Country Miami!
FREE Public Educational Program Increases Awareness of Clinical Trial Benefits
A unique clinical research education event produced by the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) and supported by a consortium of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and local organizations will be held in Miami on April 2. Called “AWARE for All”, the event is free and open to the public and will take place from 5-8 p.m...Read More
Enjoy the sea’s bounty at Deering Seafood Festival
More than 8,000 people are expected to attend this year’s Deering Seafood Festival on Sunday, Mar. 29, at the Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay. The family-friendly event is a non-stop celebration of nature’s beauty and bounty, filled with plenty of fresh seafood, chef demos, live entertainment and activities for the kids...Read More
LIVE! with Miami's Community Newspapers - Karla Hernandez-Mats
Michael Miller interviews the President of the United Teachers of Dade (UTD) Karla Hernandez-Mats. #UTD
Remembering an extraordinary father, volunteer and citizen
An article appeared in the Miami Herald in 1973 explaining how important Nick Arroyo had been to Sunset Elementary School as an employee and volunteer since moving his family to Miami from Venezuela in 1948. The article details the roles played by Nick Arroyo; his wife, Nila, and their nine children Nick Jr., Mary Lou, Audrey, Sandy, Terry, Nila, John, Bob and Eddie. The article noted that the school planted a bottlebrush tree along Schoolhouse Road (SW 52nd Avenue) to honor Nick, adding that a plaque would be placed near the tree... Read More
A2Z FBC - Season 2 - Episode 6 Corona virus, RMR Rascal, medical masks, facebook Business Manager & more!
On the 6th episode of A2ZFBC, the boys are back after a mini hiatus of real life. Topics include the corona virus (of course), overcoming and becoming aware of everyday and not so everyday fears, RMR - Rascal, the viral song/video taking the internet by storm, sleeping patterns, rain etiquette, medical masks capitalism, overcoming adversity in the corporate world of insurance sales and much, much more!