Sylvan Jolibois, former Florida International University associate professor of civil engineering and urban planning, believed in mentoring students and supporting organizations that aided his Haitian homeland, and he offered ideas on rebuilding Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. Jolibois died Jan. 14 at 59.
The Pop Ups, a musical duo from New York, are sure to shake things up Sunday in Festival Miami’s only performance specially geared toward children. It’s a rock-and-roll musical performed with the help of several puppet friends.
The Miami News’ last publisher, David Kraslow, was a Washington correspondent for the Miami Herald in 1960 when he wrote a scoop on the Kennedy administration’s plans for a Bay of Pigs invasion. The story was killed by the paper. After the invasion proved a fiasco, President Kennedy said he wished the press had run the full story.
Brian Brodeur ran the family business, Coral Gables Printing, with his wife, Peggy, for more than 30 years. The company handled printing for the Archdiocese of Miami, Southern Bell, the Grand Prix of Miami, Silver Knight Awards and even printed money for Jamaica.
Mary Doyle, a retired dean and professor of the University of Miami School of Law, had positions of power in the Carter and Clinton administrations and helped lure Donna Shalala to the presidency of UM.
City leaders and the streetscape project’s builders are moving closer to resolving issues that slowed down the $21 million project after problems between the two sides nearly led to a default of the contract.
Coral Gables police are looking for a man who attempted to rob a Dominos pizza store last week. Police said the would-be thief stepped into the Domino’s at 1400 Ponce de Leon Blvd. and flashed a chrome revolver at the staff.
Donna Shalala spoke at the University of Miami’s fall graduation ceremony and received an honorary degree. She will step down from the Clinton Foundation in January and return to UM as a full-time professor.
Lance Dixon covers Coral Gables, Miami Gardens and North Miami. He joined the Miami Herald in 2013 and is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga.