Oliver Kerr tracked population trends for Miami-Dade County for 32 years, taught at FIU, and served as a president of the South Florida Emerald Society, which sponsors the St. Patrick’s Day festival in Coral Gables.
The founders of Luminaire, the internationally prominent design retailer that’s been a Miami institution since the 1970s, have sold a majority interest to office-furniture giant Haworth, but will continue running the business.
In 1992, Coral Gables activist and feminist Roxcy Bolton founded a park on Miami’s West Flagler Street that paid tribute to women trailblazers. On Saturday, parks officials will plant a yellow Poinciana tree to honor Bolton, who died in May.
Most Friday nights at the Canton Chinese Restaurant in Coral Gables, patrons see the eight members of the Ng family seated at a large table, bonding over large sharable plates. What they might not know: At the table are two pioneers of Asian cuisine in South Florida, Allan Ng, who started Canton in 1973, and his son, Abe Ng, who in 2000 founded the popular Sushi Maki chain.
In a 3-2 vote, the Coral Gables City Commission approved the 33 Alhambra project, which calls for a 146-unit structure including a park and other amenities. Neighbors previously expressed concerns about the 10-story project’s height and size.
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.
Streetscape construction in Coral Gables has been underway for about a year on Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue. On Giralda, about one third of the work is done and so the city is hosting a weekly outdoor dining event called Giralda Al Fresco to highlight that progress. The event will run until construction on Giralda is completed next month.
Roberto Koltunel Nuevo Herald
Giralda Al Fresco continues in Coral Gables
Thieves swipe cases of booze from Coral Gables liquor store