Slice of Life

Keeper Of The Lighthouse

Jun 21, 2013

Art Makenian is the President of the Hillsboro Lighthouse Society.  He loves his voluntary job of looking after this 106 year old Lighthouse, and making sure it is in good working order. Art Makenian is intent on making sure the lighthouse will be preserved for future generations.

Reinventing Opa-locka

Jun 21, 2013

Opa-locka  has long been admired for its 1920’s Moorish architecture, but often feared for its high crime rates.  A new revitalization project is  involving activists and artists working to bring this city back to its former glory.

Miracle Man Art Metrano

Jun 21, 2013


Stroll down Hollywood Boardwalk, and you might end up stopping by a frozen-yogurt known for its delicious and healthy treats. You might happen to meet the man who owns this charming shop, actor-comedian Art Metrano whose life is truly remarkable.

Life As A Barefoot Mailman

Jun 21, 2013

The Barefoot Mailman  statue located in Hillsboro Beach serves as a way to honor  the Barefoot Mailmen who walked the beaches in the late 1880’s, delivering the mail to people from Palm Beach to Miami.  We get a glimpse as to what life was like for these  men who were courageous and free spirited.

Protecting The Everglades Through Portraits

Jun 19, 2013

Classically trained painter Nicholas Petrucci has dedicated much of his artist’s  life to portrait painting. He recently embarked on a new project,  painting portraits for a single cause.  What resulted was Guardians of the Everglades, a series of 10 portraits of people that he sees as the protectors of the Everglades.

Mad about marine life

Mar 8, 2013

Marine biologist Danni Washington fell in love with the ocean at 6 years old. She knew then that she would one day do something related to our saline waters. As founder of the Big Blue and You, she educates children about our oceans and why we need to protect them. For her everything in the ocean is in perfect balance… until humans get involved.

Mother Ocean in the Keys

Mar 8, 2013

Lysa and Reuven Benami had plans to retire, but instead opened Mother Ocean Key Largo. Their funky consignment shop sells everything nautical – fishing gear, motorboat parts, ocean themed art and more. This shop is now one of Key Largo’s most popular stops, keeping Lysa and Reuven busier than ever.

The best key lime pie

Mar 8, 2013

Bob Roth left Miami Beach for Davie over 40 years ago to open New River Groves where he  sold oranges and other  fruit.  Little did he know that Key lime pies would put him on the map! We visit Bob at New River Groves , a charming store that’s reminiscent of  life in the  50’s and 60’s.

Sandcastle Sensations

Mar 6, 2013

Victor Leong is affectionately known by many as the Sandman.  He has been building  sandcastles professionally on Miami Beach since 1992.

SLICE OF LIFE: Cafe Con Leche Culture

Sep 18, 2012

We stop by the ventanita at a Cuban Cafe down the street from our Miami studios to learn the art of making the perfect Cafe Con Leche.