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Halloween fun starts tonight at Gables’ first ‘Haunted Jaunt’

Posted on: October 22nd, 2012 by mbokor


Don’t wait until Oct. 31 to start Halloween fun — enjoy a frightful preview at Coral Gables’ first “Haunted Jaunt” from 5-11 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Fred B. Hartnett Ponce Circle Park, 2901 Ponce de Leon Blvd., and adjacent streets.

Featuring a ghoulish walk-through street fair experience, the celebration includes a costume contest with prizes and multiple categories such as Best Couple, Scariest, Most Techy, etc.

Vintage B&W horror movies will be shown on the park lawn, and drinks and food will be for sale, too. The Haunted Jaunt will circle the adjacent block and guests can walk through as many times as they wish. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Tickets are just $20 and include admission to the Haunts, a drink ticket, raffle ticket, and a certificate book. Get a “Ghoulish Group” of 20 friends together and save 20% ($320 instead of $400 = $16 instead of $20). Proceeds benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation.

For more information or to sponsor a Haunt, call the foundation at 305-446-9670 or visit

After this scary warm up, you’ll be ready for more fun next week at:

Halloween on the Mile

The 15th annual Halloween on the Mile returns on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 4-7 p.m. Always a family affair, the event has something for everyone, including the furry canine variety. Events include:

• Trick-or-treating along Miracle Mile and adjacent streets

• Storytime and kids activities

• Kiddie costume contest at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile.

• Doggie costume contest at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave. Registration begins at 5 p.m. begins at 5 p.m. at the museum plaza, corner of Salzedo Street and Giralda Avenue.

Visit or call (305) 569-0311 for more information.

Nightmare at 405 Haunted House

Get ready to be scared out of your wits as Nightmare at 405 Haunted House comes to the War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Dr., Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6:30-10 p.m. This event is not suitable for children under the age of 5. Cost is $4 per person. For more information, call 305-460-5600.

Halloween Party at JohnMartin’s

Join the scariest and trendiest costume clad crowd for a night featuring live music, a costume contest with cash prizes, food and drinks at the Halloween Party at JohnMartin’s, 253 Miracle Mile, Wednesday, Oct. 31, beginning at 9 p.m. For more information, click here.

4th annual Howl-O-Ween at Fairchild Garden

Don’t miss out on one of the only days of the year that guests can bring their pooch to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, 10901 Old Cutler Rd.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, guests can enjoy special activities just for pups as they parade through Fairchild’s lush surroundings all the while showing off their Halloween costumes. Guests and their dog can hop on a special 1 p.m. doggy tram ride too.

There will be samplings of 100% natural food and treats, including doggie beer; a raffle for a free grooming; products boutique offering unique styles for your pooch; and much more. Restrictions apply to the dogs; for details visit

Garden hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors, $12 for children 6-17 and free to children 5 and under and Fairchild members.


SAVE THE DATE 10•13•12

Posted on: March 15th, 2012 by inkcasey

Coral Gables Community Foundation 21st Annual Gala October 13, 2012 silhouette of man in a suit with a red tie tipping his hat which has two playing cards the Ace of Clubs and the Queen of Hearts tucked into the hat band

“A Night In Bollywood” 3/24

Posted on: March 9th, 2012 by inkcasey

Tickets are selling fast for “A Night in Bollywood”! Don’t wait until it’s sold out.
$150 gets you in to the most exciting, worthy-cause party in the Gables held by Sunil’s Home Board Members:  Rod Hildebrant (Foundation Merrick Society Member), Matthew Meehan (Foundation Board Member and Merrick Society Member), Lynn Bauer, Sunny Mullick, Carlos Osorio,  and Sandra Osorio. The party is from 7:00 to 11:00 PM, Saturday, March 24th. Here’s a video sneak peek at what to expect. Subscribe to SunilsHomeOrphans on YouTube.

Tour of Kitchens 1/28/2012

Posted on: January 3rd, 2012 by inkcasey

2012 Tour of Kitchens logo tomato red cutting board with Coral Gables Community Foundation logo in white on top and drawing of lime with 2 leaves and 1 flower next to white square with words 3rd Annual Tour of Kitchens in green and red

We’re excited about our
3rd Annual

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

TICKETS ON SALE NOW. Tickets support the Foundation and make great gifts for foodie and designer friends.

Our self-guided Tour of Kitchens offers something for everyone. The tour will showcase some of Coral Gables’ most spectacular designer kitchens, local area restaurants, and sought-after chefs. To tempt your taste buds, each kitchen will offer a cooking demonstration or tasting (some will have both!) by a favorite local restaurant chef.  Each of the homes will feature unique and stunning designer table settings that are sure to inspire! Also included are special features along the way such as napkin folding origami, foodie merchandise, home goods from local purveyors, and an optional presentation on Kitchen Design by nationally recognized Kitchen Designer, Julia Johnston.

Coral Gables Old Spanish 501 Alhambra Circle Exterior

You can begin your tour as early as 9:00 a.m. at the SNAIDERO Showroom where you will kick off the Tour with breakfast treats, mimosas, and coffee. At that time you will receive your complimentary goodie bag containing sponsor gifts, and a map of tour stops . Once you leave SNAIDERO, you can visit any or all of the kitchens in any order at your convenience between 9:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., and enjoy brunch and lunch samplings along the way.

Your kitchen tour will conclude with Champagne & Dessert at the Coral Gables Museum between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. with regional celebrity chefs, food consultants, and authors providing demonstrations, signing books, and offering tips for success in the kitchen.

The ticket price includes all of the above (excluding any purchases made from on-site vendors offering merchandise)—beautiful homes, fabulous kitchens, tasty samplings of food and adult beverages, local celebrity chefs, designer table settings, recipes and much, much more!  Join us for one of the most highly anticipated fund raisers of the year. You may take the Tour only or attend only the Soirée but your ticket includes both.

Coral Gables Old Spanish 501 Alhambra Circle Kitchen

Programs that benefit from the Tour of Kitchens proceeds include a scholarship for an outstanding culinary arts student.

For more information, please call us at 305-446-9670, or email us at

TICKETS are $50 per person | SPONSORSHIP Information/Fact Sheet

20th Anniversary Homecoming Gala HONOREES

Posted on: August 1st, 2011 by inkcasey


Willy Bermello 2011 Coral Gables Community Foundation Legacy Award Honoree

Vice Mayor William H. "Bill" Kerdyk, Jr. 2011 Coral Gables Community Foundation Willy Bermello Award Honoree

The Hon. Donald D. Slesnick II, Esq. 2011 Coral Gables Community Foundation Community Award Honoree

Patricia H. Clarke 2011 Coral Gables Community Foundation Culture Award Honoree

Dan Finora Gables High Counselor





We are especially excited about this year’s fund raising Gala as it marks the 20th anniversary of the Foundation.  We are pleased to be recognizing five community leaders in four categories:  COMMUNITY, CULTURE, EDUCATION, and LEGACY.

•This year’s LEGACY AWARD honoree is the Foundation’s first chair, Willy A. Bermello. Fittingly, to mark the 20th anniversary we will be re-naming the Legacy Award the “Willy Bermello Award” and

•The first honoree to receive the WILLY BERMELLO AWARD will be Vice Mayor William H. “Bill” Kerdyk, Jr.

•The COMMUNITY AWARD will honor The Hon. Donald D. Slesnick II, Esq.;

•The CULTURE AWARD honors Patricia H. Clarke; and

•The EDUCATION AWARD goes to long-serving Gables High Counselor Dan Finora.

black letterman's jacket with green sleeves and trim. back of the jacket had Coral Gables Community Foundation logo, the number 20 in varsity letters, and underneath 1991-2011. there is a red pennant with yellow letters that says Save The Date" and under the jacket it reads 20th Anniversary Homecoming Gala Friday October 14th, 2011 7PM-1AM Coral Gables Country ClubOn Thursday, September 14th (6:00-8:00 PM) we hope to see you at the GALA KICK-OFF PARTY at MORTON’S The Steakhouse (on the NE corner of Ponce and Miracle Mile) (6:00-8:00 PM), and then at the 20th ANNIVERSARY HOMECOMING GALA on Friday October 14th at the Country Club of Coral Gables, 997 North Greenway Drive (7:00 PM-1:00 AM).

Tickets for the Gala are $350A Table of 10 is $3,000 (a $500 savings).

Sponsorships are available. For more information, please call 305-446-9670, or email us at