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    Amigos For Kids 25th Anniversary Gala



    Amigos For Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse and neglect by strengthening families and educating communities, celebrates 25 years of continued service to South Florida with The Park 25th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, November 4 at the JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami, Florida.


    Chaired by Lourdes and Felipe Valls, Jr., The Park Gala will host more than 500 supporters from South Florida’s social and corporate community for a night of celebration.





    5th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival A Success



    A successful week of sold out events featuring fine dining on the sands of South Beach, mixed with interactive dinners, chef competitions, and great fun to celebrate Miami’s top notch culinary scene.

    The 5th Annual South Beach Seafood Festival was a celebrated success of South Florida’s culinary scene and the best in seafood. Kicking off stone crab season, this week of sold out events including dinners, chef competitions, and a perfect festival day on South Beach.





    Arbetter’s Hot Dogs celebrates ‘Carter Burrus Day’ Nov. 10



    Arbetter’s Hot Dogs, a local legend in its own right, will on Friday November 10 honor a man they consider a local legend by celebrating “Carter Burrus Day” from noon to 6 p.m. Burrus will be there, as will a band from Christopher Columbus Senior High. He has been a regular customer at Arbetter’s for decades. Dave Arbetter, the restaurant’s owner and son of the business’s founder, says it’s a pleasure to recognize Burrus in this way.





    Chamber’s Real Estate Council Hosts Successful Next Gen Miami Beach Luncheon



    On Friday, October 6, more than 300 real estate professionals gathered at the Faena Forum for the Chamber’s annual Real Estate Luncheon, sponsored by Hotwire Communications. This interactive solution-driven discussion, titled “Next Gen: Miami Beach,” focused on the “Live-Work-Play” phenomenon in Miami Beach.

    Led by Avra Jain, CEO of the Vagabond Group, the panel included Andrew Frey, Founder & Principal of Tecela; Della Heiman, Founder of The Wynwood Yard; David Martin, President & Co-Founder of Terra; Daniel O’Connell, Executive Vice President of National Sales at Hotwire Communications; and Sandor Scher, Founder of Claro Development.




    Halloween 2017: Lincoln Road Parade Dining Guide



    Come Halloween night, Lincoln Road will be invaded by hordes of superheroes, zombies, and probably more than one Donald Trump. Jon Snow and Pennywise the Clown still need to eat, so if you want to take a break and savor a good deal, here’s a rundown of where to go Tuesday, October 31.