Miami Stories

  • Joan Erdheim

    My father, David R. Balogh, is a Miami Beach legend. Most Beach people knew him and many, many shopped at his Balogh jewelry store. Today, wherever I go, whether Miami, New York City or even Sun Valley, Idaho, I meet people who proudly show off their long-ago-purchased Balogh treasure. My dad's... Read More
  • Elayne Weisburd

    5200 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137

    Some might say that I was made to serve in public office. I don’t know, but I have lived an interesting and good life. I learned so much doing what... Read More
  • Pedro Fournier

    Little Havana

    I was born in Guantánamo in 1956. I moved to Havana as a teenager to study and ultimately graduated with a math degree. In 1994, I decided take a raft... Read More
  • Marlene Warren

    South Florida

    I wanted to spend my retirement entertained with a million things to do each and every day. My husband Steve, on the other hand, wanted to spend his retired... Read More
  • Ellen Rosichan

    Miami Beach

    n 1963, I made my first trip to Miami. I had just graduated from college and was invited to visit by the man who would become my husband, Richard Rosichan... Read More
  • Marcos Oliveira

    Sunrise, FL

    I was born and raised in Brazil. I was 17 years old when I began my banking career there. In 1986, I was offered a job at a Brazilian bank to manage... Read More
  • Ligia Houben

    I was born in Nicaragua. I lived there until I moved to Miami in 1979 when I was 19 years old. I moved with my daughter; she was almost 2 at the time. From... Read More
  • Ian A. Moffett

    I was born in Georgetown, Guyana, which is the only English-speaking country in South America. When I was 6 years old, my parents migrated to Toronto... Read More
  • Sandy Schreier

    Michigan and Miami

    I became enamored with Miami in my early teens. Hearing that it was the “in” place to vacation and, as a 15 year old, wanting desperately to be “in... Read More
  • Ronni Litz Julien

    Sheila Presser (Bronx born) and Norman Litz (a Philadelphian) both moved to Florida with their families in 1946. Sheila graduated from South Broward High... Read More

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