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Monday, October 24, 2011

Couple Married 72 Years Dies Holding Hands - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines

Couple Married 72 Years Dies Holding Hands - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines

Coral Gables Community Foundation 20th Anniversary Homecoming Gala

Foundation Chairman Bill Bonn commended the evening’s Honorees - Vice-Mayor Bill Kerdyk, Pat Clarke, Former Gables Mayor Don Slesnick and Dan Finora - for their years of service to the organization and the City of Coral Gables. PHOTOS: June Thomson & Bill Bonn. Don Slesnick, Jerry Santeiro & Jeannett Slesnick, past Foundation Chairs.

State is taking more senior Floridians off the road

Nearly one in five FL residents is over 65 years old now (U.S. Census Bureau). By 2030, one out of every four Floridians will be a senior citizen – many who will be living in So. Florida retirement communities...The Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles revoked 7,716 drivers licenses last year, compared to 3,559 in 2000. Many seniors lose driving privileges primarily due to problems related to dementia, stroke, seizures and other health conditions. Florida law allows anyone to notify the state about motorists with physical or mental conditions that might impact their driving. To get help call 850-617-2000. Read this story: "Couple Married 72 Years Dies Holding Hands": http://www.kcci.com/r/29528191/detail.html#.TqWfpGtGr-4.blogger

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Coral Gables Community Gala this Friday

The Coral Gables Community Foundation held a pre-party at Morton’s The Steakhouse to kick-off their 20th Annual Fundraising Gala set for Friday, October 14th at the Coral Gables Country Club from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. 305-446-9670 for tickets and information. PHOTO: Anne Leidel, Foundation Chair Bill Bonn and Ginger Jochem.

Gables Bike Day Oct. 23rd

Guests enjoyed complimentary appetizers at Pasha’s to preview Gables Bike Day to be held on October 23rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Miracle Mile and Ponce. Read more. PHOTO: Robert Ruano, Frank Ortega, Maggie Fernandez and Pat Morris.

Hairspray Now Playing at Actors' Playhouse

Winner of 8 Tony Awards, Hairspray is Broadway’s hottest musical comedy phenomenon. It’s 1962, and pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire, to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, she must use her new-found social status to vanquish the reigning teen queen, win the affections of her heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network...all without denting her ‘do. Playing now at Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre through November 13, 2011. 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. 305-444-9293.

Queen of Spain Visits Miami

Dignitaries and leaders of the cultural community in Miami-Dade County joined Queen Sofia of Spain as she hosted the opening of CCE Miami (Centro Cultural EspaƱol) at 1490 Biscayne Blvd. Among the event sponsors were Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. and Castillo de Tabernas Olive Oil maker. Musician Alejandro Sanz entertained the distinguished audience.