Raquel Garcia

Memorial Day is more than pre-summer holiday

First Sergeant Eaton (left) and Capt. R. Allen Buckhalt in Afghanistan

  Capt. Allen Buckhalt is a Black Hawk helicopter pilot with the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army Bravo Company and graduated in 1998 from Palmetto High School. His older sister, Rebecca Haggard, remembers that even as a boy her brother always marched to the beat of his own …

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Get off the road and on to the water taxi


It is just another day in paradise as drivers pass the looming downtown Miami skyscrapers along Brickell Avenue on a steamy concrete jungle afternoon. Curving around Biscayne Boulevard, the line of traffic picks up I-395 past American Airlines Arena toward South Beach. Trickling along the causeway, motor vehicle operators in …

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New Dixie Belle Shops to open in early 2013

Artist’s rendering of new Dixie Belle Shopping Center.

Dixie Belle Shopping Center originally opened for business the same year the country celebrated its bicentennial back in 1976.  The 36-year-old strip mall, at 12185 S. Dixie Hwy., that once housed Pete’s Pizza Universe and Black Panther Karate among others, recently was demolished. A new modern version of the Dixie …

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