South MiamiThe Miami Herald , Aug 22
South Miami administrators are looking for hundreds of thousands of dollars in budget cuts after city commissioners rejected a proposal to s... ave money by replacing city trash collectors with a private company.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Aug 20
It was reassuring to learn in Soapbox (Mosquito spraying can have negative consequences, Aug. 17) that South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, a ... professor of biology at Florida International University, has discovered what most residents of his city knew decades ago – that mosquitoes breed in standing water, including the contents of bromeliads. But it wasn’t reassuring to learn that Stoddard apparently now feels qualified to advise the rest of us about his belated discovery – and to impose on all his neighbors his own conclusions about the impact of mosquito spraying in this region. If Stoddard had lived here during the weeks after Hurricane Andrew, he might have acquired a greater understanding of how far the quality of human life can deteriorate in a former swamp when mosquito spraying is suspended even temporarily.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Aug 13
This rainy summer, my family was so vexed by mosquitoes that we could use neither our front porch nor back porch without turning on a fan an... d applying insect repellant. We embarked on a program to reduce the mosquito breeding in our yard and immediate neighborhood. We eliminated standing water in our yard, added mosquitofish to an abandoned swimming pool nearby, and removed ornamental bromeliads that collect water. Ten days later, we could sit outside again without the company of tiny buzzing vampires. I would be happy to assist any South Miami resident in the same program. In fact I have begun working with city staff on a citywide initiative to address stagnant water in derelict swimming pools, which can be detected from aerial imagery.
South Miami-DadeThe Miami Herald , Aug 12
Daniel Crair and Kelsey Peeples are just about to start their sophomore year in high school, but they already are published authors.
South MiamiThe Miami Herald , Aug 8
Applause spilled out of the doors of the commission chambers at South Miami City Hall on Tuesday as commissioners unanimously rejected an or... dinance that would have privatized the city’s solid waste department.
SOUTH MIAMIThe Miami Herald , Aug 7
After more than four decades of empty promises, residents in South Miami finally have a community pool where they can practice swimming and ... beat the heat.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Aug 6
I read the recent article about South Miami not allowing the airplanes that spray to kill mosquitoes (County challenged on mosquitoes, Neigh... bors). I sure hope the city is not serious. Exposing our children, elderly and everybody else to the threat of diseases which are carried by mosquitoes is irresponsible.
From South Florida Blogs & Websites
Miami on the Cheap: Three-show discount package for Seraphic Fire at South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts CenterMiami on the Cheap, Aug. 26, 2014
The Grammy-nominated vocal ensemble Seraphic Fire, led by founder and artistic director Patrick Dupre Quigley, bring its dynamic performances to the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center during the 2014-2015 season.
A special three-show package deal offered at the venue includes tickets to Sunday...[...]
EYE ON MIAMI: A vote for Daniella Levine Cava is a vote for Miami Dade County. Guest Blog by Cindy LernerEYE ON MIAMI, Aug. 25, 2014Pinecrest Mayor Cindy Lerner
A vote for South Miami Dade
My first elective office was in 2000 as a state representative for ( the old) House District 119 which everything covered east of US 1 from Dadeland to Homestead. It was a wonderful district, which included much of the [...]
Soul Of Miami: Soul Of Miami, Life Is Art and In The Loop 305 present the River Of Art 18 Pop-Up Social Event 9/23/14Soul Of Miami, Aug. 24, 2014Tuesday, September 23, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Cocktail Collection, upstairs at Tobacco Road
626 South Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
The River Of Art is a monthly gathering place of Miami?s good people, changemakers, activists, innovators, creators, entrepreneurs and artists.
Cocktail Collection is providing a complimentary welcome drink [...]
Miami.com: Accessible Art: Miami artist Alexander Mijares collaborates with Capretto in South Miami and a call-to-action from the Patricia and ...Miami.com, Aug. 24, 2014
Community Newspapers, Aug. 19, 2014
Legendary retired University of Miami swim team coach Bill Diaz celebrated his 89th birthday late last month with a pizza party at South Miami?s Big Cheese Restaurant surrounded by family, friends and members of the teams he coached over a 50-year career. Diaz, who coached several All America swimmers at [...]