Thanks to the efforts of the North Miami Beach police department, Miami-Dade police and other donors, the family was given about $900 in gift cards, cash, dozens of toys and peace of mind on Christmas Eve.
Every Tuesday and Thursday Snetro takes the field at the Coral Gables Youth Center with 39 of his best friends as part of the “Young Viejos,” a slow-pitch softball team with an average age of 78. Snetro is unofficially the oldest active athlete in organized sports. On Dec. 18, he celebrated his birthday with teammates, friends, and three generations of family members.
A family forced to give their 4-year-old dachshund to a rescue group because they couldn’t afford back surgery for her got a surprise Christmas gift thanks to a veterinarian who did the surgery for free.
Robert McCabe led the Miami community college from 1980 to 1995 and, as author of ‘No One to Waste,’ championed remedial education as a national need and boosted course standards during his tenure. He also oversaw the opening of new campuses.