It’s 5 o’clock on a Tuesday and Alex is in his car stopped at an intersection on Coral Way listening to the radio and fidgeting with his phone after a rough sales meeting. Something compels him to look to his right just in time to see a frail old man literally tip backward mid-step as he walks along the uneven sidewalk in dry, 90-degree weather. Most people would have kept going. Instead, Alex pulled over and rushed to help the man get back on his feet. He even gave him a ride home. Across town in Brickell, Jessica is brainstorming ideas for the next fundraiser she plans to host for the non-profit she founded to empower women and children in need. It must be a brunch, she decides, and next Sunday. Nearer to the ocean, in the heart of South Beach, I get an email on my BlackBerry during lunch from a reader that’s so inspirational, so passionate about giving back, that I decide to create an entire section dedicated to every single HERO in our community…with just a couple of days to get it together! If you haven’t already picked up on it, Alex is our Publisher, Jessica our President and I your Editor-in-Chief. I shared these true stories with you to thank you for all that you’ve done to make our community — and the world — a better place. Regardless of if we find ourselves on US-1, Calle Ocho or Collins, one thing’s certain: No matter where we are, no matter how long we’ve traveled or how tough times may get, we should all vow to help one another get through it. That’s what makes us human. And that’s what transforms a neighborhood into a community. When you have nothing, all we have is each other.Jorge Arauz | Editor-in-Chief
Spring was in full swing as Key Biscayners made it off the island to support a variety of causes around town.
Meet a few Outstanding Mothers of Key Biscayne who are mastering the fine art of balancing life, work and family as they raise their children to be loving, successful and compassionate human beings.