After Hurricane Andrew in 1992, Raul Casares, the founder of R.C. Aluminum Industries, developed impact resistant glass and his company quickly posted record revenues. Casares, father of one-time South Beach nightclub queen and Madonna pal Ingrid Casares, worked with leading developers like Jorge Pérez, Jeffrey Soffer and Ugo Colombo in Miami.
Coral Gables’ Edward Roth, a CPA and state treasurer for the Eisenhower campaign in 1956, and founding member of Temple Beth Am, lived 90 of his 102 years in Miami-Dade. His secret to a long life? “A large, loving family.”
The theme of the 68th annual parade is “Holiday on the Mile” and will feature marching bands, floats and performers from the cast of ‘Million Dollar Quartet.’ The event is set for Sunday afternoon in the Gables.
The Coral Gables City Commission voted to increase maximum hourly rates for street parking and garage parking by 50 cents. The increase will happen gradually and is expected to help pay for parking garage improvements and other projects.
A video of an encounter at a Starbucks near the University of Miami Wednesday afternoon showing a man screaming "Trump" at an employee after he said it took too long for his order was gaining traction on Twitter.
M. Minnette Massey enjoyed a 57-year career at the University of Miami as the first female dean of its law school and award-winning professor of numerous courses, including Arbitration, Civil Procedure and Evidence.
As an assistant professor at UM during the 1960s, Nancy Clasby developed the Black Studies program and taught the first Black Literature course at the Coral Gables university. She also helped lead integration efforts at area public grade schools with local activists.
About 4 1/2 years ago, South Florida real estate executive Hank Klein suffered a stroke so devastating it rendered him unable to read, write or speak. Now recovered, “Miami, Real and Imagined,” is his therapy in images — a 208-page book of digital photography taken while he recuperated.
Temple Judea completed a new multimillion-dollar project, called the Frank Family Education Center, for its education program. The new education center contains 9,000 square feet of space, a two-story building, nine classrooms and a multifunctional area.
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.