For Mom

Alison Zhuk gets personal for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is right around the corner – May 13 to be exact – so SocialMiami has sought gifting advice from a guru.

Alison Zhuk is a well-known face in many of Miami’s social circles. This trendsetter is a member of several organizations including Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Women of Tomorrow and Young Society of Love and Hope.

Alison has a gift company called Petite Chic Gifts and has some great ideas for mom…

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Brett Graff’s Mixed Company: Tony Hernandez

Tony Hernandez, founder and CEO of Latino Broadcasting Company, has been delivering news and information to television’s Hispanic markets since 1996. But thanks to his most recent production – the Immigrant Archive Project –Hernandez himself wound up the recipient of some important facts: those about his own family’s journey from Cuba to America.

“My maternal grandparents escaped in the night with 33 people in a 28-foot boat,” says Hernandez. “But they never spoke about what they endured on that journey. Whenever we’d ask, they’d change the subject.”

But once Hernandez began recording and producing the plights and triumphs, the fears and perseverance of immigrants who were determined to live in America, he found many of them willing to discuss the topic. One woman from Connecticut, to whom Hernandez shipped expensive digital recording equipment, captured the story of her parents – plus a whole lot more.
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Jack Penrod’s Proclamation Ceremony

An exclusive group of Miami Beach residents, politicians and state officials gathered at Nikki Beach Club to celebrate its founder Jack Penrod. After 25 years in business on Miami Beach, the State of Florida, Miami Dade County and the City of Miami Beach proudly honored Mr. Penrod with a Proclamation to celebrate the phenomenal success of Nikki Beach and his contribution to the successful transformation of the surrounding area. As a tribute to Mr. Penrod’s undeniably important role in changing the face of South Beach forever, the City of Miami Beach and Miami Dade County, officially named Tuesday, April 17, 2012, “Jack Penrod Day.”

Pictured: L.H. Steven Savola, Michael Gongora, Jack & Lucia Penrod

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