Encounters @ Centro Cultural Español

Artist Fernando Cuetara presented his latest exhbition entitled Harmony at Centro Cultural Español. 1. Fernando Cuétara, Alicia Gorbato, Raquel Ber, Julio Gala 2. Diego Pietro, Sofia Silveira 3. Gigi Laspiur, Kuti Martinez 4. Isabel Deharo, Xiomara Castro 5. Silvana Lararte, Emilio Ferraro, Flavico Bianchi, Ana Caravicer 6. Carolina Galiana, Alberto Alonzo, Natalia Barrilero 7. Beatriz Minguez, Fernando Cuétara, Alicia Moro 8. Romina Romani, Javier Lentino 9. Vivian Lepero, Raquel Patino, Peggy Fucci

Encounters w/ The Lions Club

The Lions Club held their highly anticipated Pancake Breakfast at The Beach Club with proceeds going to diabetics research, hearing impairement and Lighthouse For The Blind. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Howard Sanders, Roberto Gentelini, Ralph Caputo 2. Tod Jonas, Helmut Heinrich 3. Helmut Heinrich, Bob Vernon, Brian Lynch, Peter Pulver 4. Sherley, Dave & Bobbie Savage 5. Nora Camejo, Rosie Heinrich, Rosemary Sala 6. Mikel Achaval, Claudio Gotlib 7. Sue & Tom Lynch, Tania Vernon 8. Giulia & Giselle Magalhaes 9. Donna & Mike Rice 10. Allan Joseph, Tim Hamen 11. Terri & William Krauss, Sue & Steve Sullins

Encounters @ SunTrust Bank

Winter Art Show held an opening reception by members of the ASK Senior Art Class at SunTrust Bank. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Jo Ann Young, Lily Bouvier, Lois Greenberg 2. Ed Stone 3. Elizabeth Evans, Marion Stokley 4. Dotty O’Brian, Dorothy Lomenick, Cristina Zizold 5. Angela & Patricia Restrepo

Encounters w/ The Rotary Club

1. Charlotte Leforester, Corina Diez, Ines Lozano, Bob Brookes, Daniela Zambrano 2. Peter Verbeeck, Maria Padovan Kindell, Roland Kindell 3. Jorge & Nicole Rivera 4. John Latigua, David Adams, James Goodman

Encounters w/ Oceana Key Biscayne

Giulietta Ulloa hosted an art exhibition by well-known artist Daniela Wicki at Oceana Key Biscayne. —Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Toni &Nora Camejo, Pity Bentancourt, Carmen B. Llano- White, Angeles Ferrer, Vivian Galego-Mendez. 2. Coty Valdivieso, Susana Medrano Roth, Lorena Aboado, Liz Mendez, Ifigenia Gonzalez 3. Nahila Campos, Tete Jarque, Giulietta & Rocio Ulloa 4. Rocio & Giulietta Ulloa, Daniela Wicki, Maria Somarriba

Encounters @ KB Community Center

The Biscayne Community Foundation and Key Biscayne Historical & Heritage Society hosted a special event at Key Biscayne Community Center entitled Voyages Of Freedom: The Underground Railroad History & Legacy. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Carmucha Toñarely, Donna Schuster, Vicky Rivas-Vazquez, Lynn Gallagher, Norma Blum 2. Constance Thurmond, Alejandro Silva, Caroline Baxendale 3. Bob Bristol, Melissa White, Christine Biggers 4. Carol Harrison, Allene Nicholson, Linda & Ed Kaplan 5. Ceci & Ed Sanchez, Betty Conroy 6. Claudio & Eva Gotlib 7. Jane Hyde, Eva Gotlib 8. Jo Ann Young, Kim Scales 9. Gene Dinizulu, Kristopher Smith 10. Father Libby, Rena Reep 11. Scot Mallard, Daffney Green 12. Mike Davey, Melissa White, Tod Hofferberth

Encounters @ The Golden Hog

The Golden Hog held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their second location at Key Colony. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony 2. Claudia Davila, Melba Polanco 3. Alida & Enrique Kurzan, Belen Nuñez, Maggie & Jorge Llanso 4. Jorge Gonzalez, Mariana Tello Gonzalez, Jorge, Ana Luisa & Fernando Gonzalez

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

In celebration of what the future holds, Grand Bay Club hosted a spectacular evening to welcome the new plans for a blessed and prosperous year. 1. The Defortuna Family 2. Eduardo & Gabi Imery 3. Mario & Ana Haberfeld w/ Family 4. Michelle & Jose Gonzalez 5. Jr. & Alessandra Zac w/ Friends 6. The Bello Family 7. Rosabel Dasso, Dora De Gonzalez, Miriam Perez, Ana Cristina Defortuna 8. David Efron, Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Lourdes & Jose Valdes 9. The Michelsen Family 10. Alexandre, Daniela, Eduardo & Fernando Blas, Patricia Longman-Rambaud, Maxime & Gabriel Rambaud, Jose, Lola & Jaime Sola

Encounters @ El Dorado Furniture

El Dorado Furniture unveiled their newest Boulevard Showroom in Cutler Bay during a private grand opening. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Betty De Aragon, Melissa Alonso 2. Aurelio Leon, Brian Kitain, Mario Morales 3. Aylen Fleites, Daril Aldana, Yanilis Polito 4. Carlos, Luis Capo & Pedro Capo 5. Carlos & Rosy Capo, Ray Mondzhao 6. Chuck Reilly, Eliette Sanchez, Michael Amini 7. Breg Sherwood, Dan Kamis 8. Dennis Maxey, Jodette Maxey 9. Paula Gonzalez, Luisa Jimenez, 10. Jennifer Delgado, Rita Coraliza, Jasmin Gonzalez, Claudia Ramirez 11. J.P. Ledoux, Robin Hoff, Julie 1 Odessky, Carey Laufer

Encounters w/ Voices For Children

Voices For Children hosted its annual premier fundraising Be A Voice, Create A Legacy Gala, presented by Harry Winston at Mandarin Oriental. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Voices For Children’s Board of Directors and Voices For Children Foundation President & CEO Nelson F. Hincapie 2. Paul Castronovo, Shakyiah, Nelson F. Hincapie, Carolina Hincapie 3. Jeff & Yolanda Berkowitz, Susan & Jay Shapiro 4. Paul Pino, Olivia & David Brayer 5. Jon & Nancy Batchelor, Trish & Dan Bell

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

The Monica Burguera Foundation For Boating Safety hosted its Annual Signature Event at Grand Bay Club to fund boater safety education programs. 1. Laure De Mazieres & Friends 2. Aabad & Leslie Melwani 3. Eric Fernandez, Miranda Stausalli 4. Henry Cespedes & Family 5. Joey & Jackie Estrella 6. Mayra Burguera, Joaquin & Mayra Somoza 7. Natalie, Amanda & Nick Estrella 8. Daniela Estrella 9. Tomas Regalado, Jr., & Martha Regalado 10. Al & Mayra Lindsay

Encounters @ Key Biscayne

The De Molinas hosted their 14 Annual Art Basel Cocktail Party at their Key Biscayne residence. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Tara Gilani, Mily De Molina, Anamarie Moreiras, Chloe Gatta 2. Ceci & Mario Vicento 3. Sarah & Brian Vickers 4. Daniela Wicki, Miguel Cauvi 5. Jenisei Couso, Alejandra Cangas, Velerie Boldrin, Felipe Cuevas 6. Anamarie Moreiras, Mia De Molina, Jose Antonio Moreiras 7. Raul De Molina, Gisela Martin, Jorge Hernandez Toraño 8. Cindy & Mark Soloway, Jose Andreas 9. Roberta Moore, Juan Gomez, Tina Moore

Encounters @ Commenoz Gallery

Commenoz Gallery held an exposition Reflections for artist Jose Carlos Robles De La Cruz and Sculptor Santiago Medina. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Lorena Hernandez, Jose Carlos Robles De La Cruz, Naydu Commenoz, Santiago Medina 2. Bill Siegel, Cathy Zises 3. Gloria Kahn, Victoria Quijano, Jorg Von Helden, Naydu Commenoz, Estefania Sanchez 4. Jose Jardines, Adriana Guillen, Mauricio Tijerino, Michelle Barnett 5. Claudia Villegas, Olga & Santiago Medina, Myriam Rojas 6. Stan & Barbara Domanski, Olivier Benjamin 7. Jose Carlos Robles De La Cruz, Lorena Hernandez, Martin Gatto, Mabel Ron 8. Jean Jacques, Patricia Bona 9. Willy & Marilyn Borroto 10. Kristy & Dr. Jeffrey Gibson 11. Cristina Regalado, Adrian Czahar, Patricia Baldocchi 12 . Nohora, Jaime & Ingrid Gomez

Encounters w/ Toy Town

Toy Town celebrated its Annual Christmas Party with Santa, his Elf Magic and a special appearance by Calico Critter. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Michelle Camps, Mary Tague, Calico Critter, Alejandra & Marco Snyder 2. Nicole Niego, Alicia Carriles, Lucia Martinez 3. Mike & Mia Davey 4. Alessandro & Laudy Ibarra 5. Karina Astorga, Olivia Rebolledo, Karyme & Kylie Astorga, Sofia Cottone 6. Madeline Pinedo, Veronica Loadoño, Nathalia Michelsen 7. Kintisa Hallmon, Gaby Galbys, Keith Been 8. Cristiane Fittipaldi, Carol & Beatriz Jardim, Manuela Fittipaldi 9. Victoria Cordovez, Macarena Cañovardo, Macarena Leon 10. Daniela, Pilar & Natalia Reyes, Ingrid Rodriguez 11. Emma, Erika & Jorge Planas

Encounters w/ YoungArts

YoungArts celebrated its 35th Anniversary with the organization’s Backyard Ball performance and gala. The elegant event welcomed more than 700 guests to support contributions to the artistic development of young artists. 1. Jake Goldbas, Riley O’Flynn, Dave Eggar, Andrew Nemr, Pascal Le Boeuf 2. Mariah Giulia Maramotti, Rosie Perez, Sarah Arison 3. Eric Maidenberg & Guests 4. Rich Kohan, Maria Giulia Maramotti, John Clark 5. Jerome Begin, Tony Yazbeck, Katie Huff 6. Anita & Ron Shuffield 7. Anne Malin Ringwalt, Anais Perez 8. Bob Lynch, Nora Halpern 9. Marvin Ross Friedman, Adrienne Bon Haes 10. Norm & Linda Benford 11. Remi & Oti Roberts 12. Rachel Moore & Guest 13. Margarita & Armando Codina

Encounters @ The Fair ways

The Chief Press Foundation and The Key Biscayne Community Foundation held their 3rd Annual fundraiser to benefit the children of Liberty City at The Fairways on the Key. — Photos by Maritza Minor. 1. Janie Bourbeau, Toby & Bill Roherer, Taylor White 2. Charles Press, William & Teri Kraus 3. Mayra Lindsay-Peña, Pen & Lisa Cosvy, Gayle Fried 4. Patricia Romano, Patti Urban, Freddy De Cordoba, Patricia Peraita 5. Mike, Maria & Mia Davey 6. Eileen, Charles & Kristen Press 7. Geraldine Wagnac, Ashley Perez, Jaylah Milforc, Kalahari Deprez, Sydney Crearfront, Kristin Harris, Rinyah Reynolds 8. Alan Fein, Susie Westfall 9. Stephen & Lorraine Sonnabend 10. Valeria Kieffer, Susan Jock, Jill Stephens 11. Dr. Roger & Stephanie Khouri, Joan Gill, Dr. Susana Leal-Khouri 12. Cecilia Gutierrez, George Khaldsn, Pat Molinari, Shownda Pagan

Encounters @ KB Yacht Club

The Key Biscayne Yacht Club held their first Invitational Golf Classic Tournament at Crandon Golf Course with tons of friendly competition and meeting and mingling amongst participants and guests. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Tournament Committee 2. Raul Sanchez, Claudia Gonzalez, Patti Urban, Fredy Gomez De Cordoba 3. Livan Hernandez, Sol & Mariano Grimaux 4. Ana Somarriba, Daniel Gaviria, Luchi Houlzet 5. Enrique Garcia, Ana Maria & Jose Berenguer 6. Daniel Alfonso, Gonzalo & Alejandro Nuñez 7. Eddy Blanco, Rodrigo Fernandez, Anan Maria De Pina 8. Jorge & Maggie Llanso 9. Felipe, Gigi & Penelope Porro 10. Angeles Ferrer, Noeli Blanco 11. Alejandro Nuñez, Seth Pearman 12. Eric Mckenzie, Rene Cardona

Encounters w/ 100% Natural

Friends of 100% Natural in Key Biscayne held a fundraiser to support Teleton USA, non-profit organization that builds and operates centers for children with special needs. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Claudia Amazo, Itzel Rodriguez, Paola Chunovuitz, Adriana Diaz, Maggy Espino 2. Norma Sotomayor, Rose Elena Cruz 3. Yolanda Signore, Geraldine Renaut, Ani Gallardo 4. Manolo Baudet, Patricia Olantel 5. Veronica Castellanos, Julia Garcia, Claudia Alvarez 6. Geraldine Ranaut, Rosa Balan, Ling Padron, Alicia Villegas

Encounters w/ The America’s Collection

The America’s Collection hosted a special opening reception for Ignacio Gala’s The Big Splash exhibition that will be on display through New Year’s Eve. 1. Velia Larcinese, Ignacio Gana, Maite Granda, Catalina Marin, Sebastian Lopez 2. Ignacio Gana, Maite Granda, Catalina Marin 3. German Paradelo, Ignacio Gana 4. Patrons discussing the exhibit 5. Velia Larcinese, Ignacio Gana 6. Ricardo Gonzalez, Blanca Corea, Ignacio Gana, Silvio Ambrogi

Encounters @ Ritz-Carlton KB

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne held a Shopping Soirée, featuring complimentary champagne mini-service and a trunk show for guests to enjoy. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Eva Campbell, Ernesto Cano, Donatella Dillon, Timothy Williams, Carolina Rearte 2. Pam Bernstein, Katie Small 3. Ingrid Zisermann, Jessica Wade, Jaclyn Cugno 4. Jamie Bourbeau, Dana Jofre, Allison Stephens 5. Lori Rombeiro, Aurora Gonzalez 6. Leni Weber, Mary Allraum 7. Kasia Naberezny, Vanesa Todevski 8. Coralie Duchamp, Valerie Hummel Leach 9. Rusell Kniep, Samantha Boone 10. Maria Ocontrillo, Cristina Hoyos 11. Alejandra & Guillaume Kemper.

Encounters w/ SunTrust Bank

SunTrust Bank with local Key Biscayne residents Sheldon & Maria Lowe hosted an elegant dinner by Chef Michelle Bernstein to discuss SunTrust’s participation in Key Biscayne activities. 1. Mike Aixala, Sheldon Lowe, Brigitte Nachtigall, Carlos Carreno 2. Sheldon Lowe, Margaret Callahan, Manuel Perez-Carrillo, Edgardo Defortuna 3. Maria Lowe, Ernesto Poma 4. Andrea Noboa, Cecilia Poma 5. Alan & Isabel Ojeda, Ed & Amy Easton 6. Roxana Henriquez, Sheldon Lowe, Ana Cristina Defortuna 7. Ernest Bachrach, Ani Bachrach, Martha Martinez-Malo, Paco Gonzalez 8. Benny Shabtai, Maria & Sheldon Lowe, Manuel Perez-Carrillo 9. Benny & Stacy Shabtai, Luis Noboa 10. Brigitte Nachtigall, Nina Bryan, Amy Easton.

Encounters w/ Fundacion Armando El Futuro

The 6th Annual Tennis Tournament to benefit current educational projects in Quindio, Cartagena and Bochalema in Colombia was held at Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Paloma Fernandez, Cheryl Lopez, Karla Abuanza 2. Chris Blackman, Mario Calderon, Edward Plotkin 3. Edward Plotkin, Karla Bueno, Ron Batacha 4. Cheryl, Fernando, Fernando & Byron Lopez 5. Mariana Garcia, Ma Fe Nuñez 6. Juliana Estrado, Mercy Peron, Chiqui Piñeres 7. Richard & Michelle Doherty 8. Kenneth Plotkin, Cesar Andrade 9. Lily Salmon, Tania Rodriguez 10. Alicia Prenzin, Halle Alexander 11. Margarita Barrero, Lorena Plaza 12. Jim Desnick, Jorge Escasena

Encounters w/ Sazzing

Sazzing hosted a special champagne brunch to benefit the children of Asociacion Pan Y Amor Nicaragua and Fundacion Manos Del Sur. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Ana Somarriba, Maritza Minor, Katia Goldstein 2. Luchi Houlzet, Jackie Aller 3. Sole Vivas, Irene Zing 4. Ana Somarriba, Marisa Silgo 5. Irene Zing, Lydia Fener 6. Sole Vivas, Gigi Espinoza

Encounters KB Lions Club

The Key Biscayne Lions Club celebrated their Oktoberfest fundraiser at The Beach Club, with music, dancing and great food. 1. Eleonore & Helmut Luettgemann, Eva Nelson, Willi Gudat 2. Renate Bollowsky, Helmut & Rosie Heinrich 3. Yiannis Zavitsianos, Ron Erbel, Roberto Gentilini, Jaime Vergara 4. Nikita Wallin, Theo & Alexa Halloway 5. Allan Joseph, Howard Sanders, Todd Jonas

Encounters w/ Diamonds On The Key

Diamonds On The Key celebrated a special “Girls Night Out” with a cocktail reception and a peek at the latest jewelry collection. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Tricia Flick, Naysbelli Hewett, Gloria Zaldivar, Heidy Frank 2. Christina Termine, Ana Somarriba, Silvana Giuffrida, Carolina Arellano 3. Alisha Faciane, Viviana Horigian, Hilda Pantin 4. Arlette Fuentes, Paulette Monserrate 5. Mary Tague, Christine Housen, Christina Termine 6. Claudia Leme, Luciana Ribenboim 7. Jill Stephens, Susan Jock, Mayra Peña Lindsay 8. Allison Stephens, Lynn Christ 9. Maria Fe Nuñez, Valerie Seeve 10. Gisella Esteves, Christina Termine

Encounters w/ Kumon

Kumon, the world’s largest after-school math and reading enrichment program, opened a center on Coral Way to offer an individualized approach to help children progress. — Photos by Edward Leal 1. Marisa Mello, Adriana Lima, Patricia Agostini, Luciana Mendes, Karenyne Mcarthy 2. Marcelo Coscarelli, Eduardo Cruz 3. Ana Dutra, Romina Suarez 4. Sarah Borges , Ivone Souza, Isabel Cruz 5. Jessica De Jesus, Elissa Chamizo, Ana Martinez 6. Ana Soto, Maria Costa, Tyrone Albuey, Lili Sandoval, Valeria Weber 7. Gisela Horvilleur, Fabiola Mckian 8. The official Kumon Center Ribbon Cutting 9. Sandra Millan Morris, Mariana Azevedo, Maria Silvia, Nickell Crowley

Encounters w/ KB Chamber

The Key Biscayne Chamber Of Commerce recently held a business card networking event at Novecento. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Vivian Galego Mendez, Federico Llauró, Kathie Susnjer 2. Monica Holguin, Veronica Castellanos 3. Robert Post, Rita Coll-Post 4. Jack Gonzalez, Annelise Ferrer 5. Jennifer & Joe Coote 6. Isabel & Douglas Hegel 7. Jo Ann Young, Michele Estevez 8. John Lenahan, Carmen Toñarely

Encounters @ Grand Bay Club

Brigitte Nachtigall celebrated life, health and friendship amongst those closest to her at Grand Bay Club, asking guests to support Wounded Warriors and Miami Children’s Hospital. 1. The Mariachis, Brigitte Nachtigall, Ana Cristina Defortuna 2. Lilian Pierce, Beatriz Robelo, Mariela Roman, Brigitte Nachtigall, Paola Arana, Adriana Vonsimson, Alexandra Tamames, Paola Cappellin, Maria De Armas, Sandra Borgonovo, Lorena Guardazzi 3. The GIRLS 4. Katherine Fernandez-Rundle, Brigitte Nachtigall 5. Rosaura Rodriguez, Gabriela Barbachano, Brigitte Nachtigall 6. Gigi Alibhai, Brigitte Nachtigall 7. Gisela Lowenstein, Angela Barco 8. Carmen Velazquez, Ana Figueroa-Cisneros 9. Saskia Touret, Margarita Guerrero 10. Yovanka Sanchez, Ana Somarriba, Lilianne Braun 11. Mariela Cisneros-Mestre, Brigitte Nachtigall 12. Yovanka Sanchez, Suly Schwartz, Ana Cristina Defortuna, Brigitte Nachtigall 13. Maria Elvira Salazar, Brigitte Nachtigall, Daisy Olivera

Encounters w/ SOS

Save Our Sisters (SOS), an organization providing breast health awareness and support for survivors, held a fundraiser at The Fairways. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Carolyn Koslen, Beatriz Lluen, Robin Macklin, Paola Padovan, Donnie Hall 2. Lisa & Pen Cosby, Donna McDonald, Judson Owen 3. Graciela Burter, Susie & Bunny Jaffe 4. Charles Berg, Austin Otoole, Sid Bochner, Vivianne del Rio, Gary Bailey

Encounters w/ EWM Realty

EWM Realty held an open house with Mercedes-Benz showcasing their latest cars. — Photos by Maritza Minor 1. Vivian Galego Mendez, Virginia Lattanza 2. Isabela Muci, Marla Patti 3. Jacquie Gallardo, Adolfo Malave 4. Vivian Galego-Mendez, Belen Nuñez 5. Carmen Llano-White, Brigitte DeLangeron 6. Bryan Lara, George Ciorobea