BHA News

Cornerstones of Faith: Crossbridge Church in Brickell is all about community

Crossbridge Church is a relative newcomer to the Brickell area and the spiritual landscape. Their tagline of “incarnating the Gospel in the city,” intrigued us. And their website made us want to learn more: “Our goal is to make Miami a great city….we believe that no particular church will accomplish this task. Only a movement will.” We asked Connection Pastor Sam Miranda to… Continue reading

Property Manager Spotlight on Michael Harned, the best of Brickell

Michael A. Harned is the quintessential community association manager (aka property manager). He’s an example of what most aspire to be: calm, cool and professional, not to mention impeccably dressed. He is the perfect match for one of Brickell Avenue’s most luxurious properties, the Santa Maria. This complex, constructed on historic property with some of the original buildings restored, artfully combines old and… Continue reading

Board Member Profile: William “Bill” Fitch, A Man of Many Talents

Following life in the Pacific Northwest where he was born and raised, and career stints in California, Texas, Maryland and Ohio, BHA board member William Fitch and his wife Ann-Rhea decided they would move to Miami. Like many, they were attracted by the weather, but other aspects also factored into their decision.

“We moved to Miami in June 2005. We were looking for… Continue reading

Diana Puentes: Every Day’s Good at The Metropolitan

Diana Puentes looks forward to every day at The Metropolitan Condominium.

Her journey to Miami is a familiar one, arriving here as a young child in 1962 when her parents fled Cuba during Fidel Castro’s turbulent Cuban revolution and government takeover. The daughter of a U.S. Marine World War II veteran and a Cuban mother, Diana is practically a Miami native, having attended… Continue reading

Board Member Profile: Brickell treasure Blanche Back

Blanche Back’s path to Miami is a familiar one: Havana native, New Yorker and now, Miami is home. With more than three decades here, she’s practically a Miami native. Since making Brickell Biscayne Condo her home in 1987, she’s been a Brickell neighborhood advocate and has served on the BHA Board since soon after its founding in 1990. She has seen the neighborhood’s… Continue reading