SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Aug 29
How would you react if you were a shareholder in an organization that intentionally duped you over and over again? Imagine this: The majorit... y of the board proposed a project that would greatly benefit the community. Construction of the project will be paid for with funds provided by a source outside of your organization. But the project will require extensive maintenance for perpetuity, and the maintenance will be funded for the next six years by another organization that is an affiliate of yours. After six years have elapsed, all shareholders in your organization will be billed for the perpetual maintenance for the project.
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 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.
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.
From South Florida Blogs & Websites
Soul Of Miami, Aug. 29, 2014Fabulous First Friday Friday, 09/05/2014 – 07:00 pm – Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33129 Webpage Link Cost: Free star show is at 7:00. The shows at 8, 9, 10, 11 and Midnight are: $4.00 per child, $8.00 per adult. Each show [...]
Soul Of Miami, Aug. 29, 2014Scientist Sunday Sunday, 09/07/2014 – 09/07/2014 01:00 pm – 03:00 pm Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science 3280 South Miami Avenue, Miami, Florida 33129 Webpage Link Cost: Free with Museum admission. Admission is free for members and children under 3; students (with valid ID), seniors (62+) and children 3 [...]
Soul Of Miami, Aug. 27, 2014Mary Brickell Village Arts Festival Friday, 09/19/2014 – 09/21/2014 11:00 am – 08:00 pm Mary Brickell Village Arts Festival 901 South Miami Avenue, Suite 206, Miami, Florida 33130 RSVP Link Cost: FREE Calling All Artists!!BlinkGroup is in search of talented artists for the upcoming Mary Brickell Village Arts Festival during [...]
Community Newspapers, Aug. 27, 2014
Legendary retired University of Miami swim team coach Bill Diaz celebrated his 89th birthday in July 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 the [...]
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...[...]