2013 Green Car of the Year

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Some car companies went to the LA Auto Show just to put some new hardware on display. Others went to win 2013 Green Car of the Year. Well, Ford didn’t show off the 2013 Fusion specifically for national recognition, but when you’re perennially on the list of top selling vehicles in the US and offer a variety of options like hybrid, electric  and a fuel-efficient turbocharged, recognition tends to follow.

According to Ron Cogan, publisher of the Green Car Journal, “it will make a big impact.” Thanks Ron.




Pincho Factory Gets An Extreme Makeover

Saying Pincho Factory has had a face lift is a terrible understatement. Saying Pincho Factory has undergone an Extreme Makeover including Brazilian butt lift, lipo and a new hair do would be more befitting. I was able to sit down for a couple of minutes with the extremely busy, Nedal Ahmad to give me the run down on all the changes going on at Pincho Factory.

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Common Threads: Teaching Miami’s Youth How To Cook And Be Healthy

Children with Chef Instructor. Photo Courtesy of Common Threads Miami

For those of you that follow my hijinks on Twitter, I’ve been tweeting about and volunteering at Common Threads events for a a couple of months now. A question I get consistently asked is, “What is Common Threads? Is it a clothes store?” The answer is “It’s not a clothes store!” I decided to sit down with the new Miami Program Manager for Common Thread, Jeannie Necessary, to shed some light on what exactly this amazing non-profit organization is doing in Miami.

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The Dutch Hosts a Hurricane Sandy Relief Benefit!

Everyone in Florida is all too familiar with hurricanes and how much destruction they can really inflict. We Floridians have become so jaded that most of us won’t even prepare unless it’s a category 2 and above. So when Hurricane Sandy ravaged parts of the Northeast, we knew all too well what those folks were dealing with. Andrew Carmellini and his team at The Dutch have decided to put together a benefit with the help of those crazy Cobaya boys.

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Miami Through the Eyes of Its Beholders

Alexandra Vivas Lets Her Lens Find Fusión

By John Hood

The immigrant story may not be a new one, but it is new to each immigrant who comes to live it, which is one of the main reasons why such stories endure  — and why they will continue to endure for as long as people pack up their lives and and head for unfamiliar shores. Here in Miami, of course, a new story is born every single day. And you can bet that not one of the lives who are living the experience find it anything but brand new.

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It has begun

A Night of Bling

It was a night of bling, excitement, and rivalry Tuesday at the AAA as our Miami Heat kicked off the 2012-13 season with a much anticipated match-up versus Eastern Conference rivals, the Boston Celtics.  It was a celebration all around: shiny rings, a great victory, and a rising banner reminding everyone that we are the 2012 NBA Champions!  The Celtics were dominated by LeBron, Wade, and a supporting cast that seems more lethal than last year’s championship team.

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Most people love burgers and I am most definitely one of them. I love all types of burgers, spicy, cheesy, loaded with weird ingredients, or plain jane burgers. You just can’t go wrong. So when I was approached to be a judge for the upcoming Burgerlicious event, I was not only excited, I went ahead and scheduled an appointment with a cardiologist. The Burgerlicious event is put on by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce and kicks off Miami Live Music Month.

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