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Enjoy performances by South Dade Senior High Marching Band, Ballet Folklorico of Miami, Paramount Dance Academy and the lively sounds of DJ Sonido Juventud De Corazon on Losner Stage. All this plus vendors, delicious food and new this year, the Children’s Corner. Here young volunteers from B…

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South Dade has been spared from a very serious storm in our community. We have all had anxiety from this situation so comfort foods when we start cooking again is just what we need. Peanut Butter Cake is a good Southern way to use that Peanut Butter we  have stored in our cabinets for storm …

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Even before the Seminole Theatre was restored and re-opened, Phillip Church of Florida International University (FIU) sought places such as the Homestead Woman’s Club in which to perform, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” He was determined Homestead would have live theatre and used the medi…

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If you call something comfort food, you probably know it is enjoyable to eat and makes you feel happier when you eat it.

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What is killing my trees? This has been a common thread of some calls our office, and other departments within the County, have received recently. Distorted growth, severe stunting, and shoot proliferation have all been reported on mature Gumbo Limbo’s and Buttonwoods. Initially, the problem…

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From cleaners and sprays to air fresheners and more, essential oils are making their way into the mainstream as commonplace, common sense household solutions.

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Avocados are a healthy food not only full of flavors but contain lots of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins.

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In their quest for a tastier tomato, University of Florida scientists are finding traits they believe will tempt consumers with flavor that triggers their senses even more. They’re making significant progress on improving the UF-developed Tasti-Lee™ tomato – and it will feature improved flav…

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No matter what your age, everyone is capable of setting goals within their physical and mental capabilities. To live without a dream is the first step in giving up on life. It is with that in mind that I decided to gather several of my stories and head west to the Hollywood Pitchfest 2019 in…

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Fun, back to school dinner ideas and getting back into the routine are easier said than done. When planning a meal Mom’s not only think about the students in their lives, but something the entire family will enjoy. It’s hard to come up with ideas for dinner especially for the first week. Our…

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In the middle of Summer heat serving sweet refreshing and unusual yummy desserts appeals to all of us.

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Maybe it’s a farmer who has spotted an unfamiliar bug in the fields, or a homeowner whose once-healthy garden has developed discoloration on some leaves. In these instances, says the director of the University of Florida’s Plant Diagnostic Center, growers just want solutions.

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It’s Peach Season again! Every Summer when warm weather comes we know it’s time for Peaches to be picked. This delicious juicy fruit not only looks good, but seems to make food taste better with how colorful it is. There are so many recipes to make with this fruit, we hope you will make and …

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Summer weekends are all about the barbecue. Grilling has become an American staple, and many home grill masters yearn to take it to the next level, impressing their friends and families with tasty, mouthwatering smoked beef. Smoking is a timeless technique that elevates the beef people crave…

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Departing from the Deering Estate on Sunday, August 4 and 18, the Stiltsville Guided Historic Boat Tour will allow you to journey through the northernmost parts of Biscayne National Park to the alluring Stiltsville Houses and learn about the rich history of this area of Miami and Biscayne Na…

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Teachers, students and families busy prepping for the year ahead all know that having the right supplies in and out of the classroom can help pave the way for a successful back-to-school season. With that in mind, consider these ideas to hit the ground running:

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Look no further for a fun no fuss idea for Summer Sunday dinner. Hamburger Bar, Ice Cream Bar, and a S’mores dessert,will put a smile on anyone’s face. It is a great last minute fix for a crowd young and old. The kids will enjoy all of the assorted toppings and colors of how each bite taste …

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While most of us do everything we can to protect our children from harm, records show that in the U.S. some 2,000 children 14 and younger succumb to preventable injuries in the home caused by burns, suffocation, drowning, firearms, falls, choking or poisoning. That's why it's important to st…

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It’s that time of year again, travel ready goodies to take on your long weekend trip.

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Put away your librettos and Cliffs Notes, for Elton John and Tim Rice have transposed one of the greatest Italian operas, Aida, by Giuseppe Verdi, into a love story the general public can understand.

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There's nothing better on a hot summer day than kicking back and relaxing with a cold, tasty and refreshing beverage - and there are so many great options to choose from. But why not add a little excitement to your summer by choosing something to drink that's fun and colorful, super healthy …

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Each month in “What’s in Season,” I try to feature a well-known, readily available specimen, as well as something a little more unusual. This month is no exception.

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The Cheeca Lodge & Spa has introduced a new employee perk –Farmer’s Market.  This new employee benefit offers items such as fresh produce and other essential food items --- rice, beans, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, etc. --- to Cheeca team members at no cost.  Companies like Adobe, Progres…

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In a recent evidence-based guidance statement published in “Annals of Internal Medicine,” the American College of Physicians (ACP) – an organization representing internal medicine physicians – says that average-risk women with no symptoms and who are between the ages of 50 and 74 should unde…

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We celebrate the 4th of July to commemorate our Declaration of Independence.

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The Seminole Theatre Players have announced their plans for more upcoming Broadway-style musicals this summer with the productions of Tim Rice & Elton John’s Aida and the Disney classic The Little Mermaid. The Players’ shows have become audience favorites locally and turned into the larg…

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Summer is here!  Schools  out, lazy days at the beach, sleeping in, and Summer desserts at Grandmas house. Kick off this wonderful time of year with these simple make ahead recipes. Banana pudding is an all time Summer favorite that is mostly prepared and served in a casserole dish, but I en…

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Summer can be all too fleeting, but one of the best ways to ensure you make the most of the season is by enjoying the generous harvest of fruits and vegetables it brings.

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Looking for a vacation that's fun and meaningful? Wish you had more time to volunteer in a way that really makes a difference? There's a simple solution: Plan your next vacation around a great volunteer opportunity.

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This time it was off to California before the whole area becomes the first “Safe State.” Started with a visit to our son Philip, in Santa Clare, a.k.a. Silicon Valley where we stayed several nights. Wow, his two bedroom, two bath unit, with almost the exact layout as his former apartment in …