Blooming Gardens owner in Nov. ‘Walk for the Cure’

Barbara Wilson, who is owner of the excellent florist shop, Blooming Gardens, 20462 Old Cutler Road in Cutler Bay, held a special fundraising event on Wednesday, Sept. 26 in preparation for participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day ‘Walk for the Cure’ event to fight breast cancer, a horrible disease that has afflicted her sister.

“I had such an incredibly amazing experience doing the 3-Day last year that I’m going back for more, even though this year I really know what I’ve gotten myself into,” says Barbara. “I will be walking in Dallas on the first weekend in November. I will again be walking with my sisters, CC’s Sisters, in support of breast cancer research, education and treatment.”

She walked the full 60 miles last year and plans to complete it again. Barbara raised $3,500 in sponsor donations last year and hopes to match that this year. Call Barbara Wilson at 305-256-2772 or send her an email at

Mark this on your calendar. We hear from Elaine Ortiz that the new Adult Day Center of South Florida is having an open house celebration and educational health fair on Sunday, October 14th from 1 – 5 p.m. The location is Eureka East Plaza, 9855 SW 184th Street, on the dividing line between Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay. There’ll be free blood pressure screening, “fun and learning,” food and refreshments and giveaways.

“Our slogan reads ‘Where caring and compassion matter’,” Elaine tells us. “Adult Day Center of South Florida is a premiere center for the care of the elderly, impaired and frail adults. Our center is owned and operated by a Florida Licensed Registered Nurse who is certified by the Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ to care for those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. Our center is also dedicated to support and provide respite to caregivers.”

For more information call Elaine at 786-732-4055 or send an email to

And a musical calendar note! A very special performance will be happening in Miami Beach on Thursday, November 8th at 7:30 p.m. Internationally respected singer and art performer Migguel Anggelo will be performing for the first time in the Sun Trust Pavilion of the New World Center, which is located at 500 17th Street, Miami Beach. “Migguel will combine singing and performance art in force with a full string ensemble,” says Jessica Wade Pfeffer. “It will be incredibly unique. As a singer, actor and dancer, Migguel combines pop and poetic songwriting in order to create a unique musical experience. Musical direction and arrangements will be conducted by pianist, director and composer Mau Quiros.”

Tickets are available at or by phone at 305- 673-3331, or in person at the box office window. For more information, visit or

Warnings that the Nov. 6 ballot will not only be long but confusing led us to check with the League of Women Voters of Florida which has an excellent preliminary view of how to understand national and statewide contests. Just visit on your computer if you want a comprehensive overview plus details about multiple state constitutional amendments, thankfully reviewed in layman’s language!

“Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” 5K walk takes place on Saturday, October 13 at Tropical Park with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. This year’s 5K walk features entertainment, food and fun including DJ Supersede, the official Miami Dolphins DJ; a workout warm up and cool down by Curves; a Zumba class; local high school bands; and several of our town’s popular food trucks.

Thought of the Day:

The man who trims himself to suit everybody will soon whittle himself away.

— Charles Schwab

Gary Alan Ruse and Richard Yager contributed to this column.

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Michael Miller
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