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A SOUTH MIAMI HOLIDAY PARTY WITH HEART AND SOUL
 
A holiday celebration that went right to the heart and soul of South Miami happened Friday night, Dec. 21, with a ceremonial Christmas tree lighting hosted by the South Miami Black Cultural Affairs Foundation, Inc. Headed up by Levy Kelly, the event and took place on the lot next to Historic St. John A.M.E. Church South Miami, on the corner of SW 64th Street and 59th Place. Bishop Joshua Caley Sr..Read More »
 
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CARNIVAL FOR THE CURE 2018
 
Business partners Brad Barreto and Richard Barbara and their company, Coral Gables Title + Escrow, hosted their first Carnival for the Cure, in benefit of the Miami Cancer Institute of Baptist Health of South Florida. The event included support from local sponsors, food and ticket sales, in addition to games and chances to dunk Brad Barreto and Richard Barbara in a dunk tank... Read More »
 
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SOUTH MIAMI: AS TRANSPARENT AS LEAD
 

Superman can’t use his x-ray vision to see through lead. In the comics, TV shows, and movies, the bad guys were always hiding money, jewels, and weapons behind big sheets of lead.  The bad guys would be able to get away with it for a while, but you knew that by the final page or the closing credits that truth, justice, and the American Way would triumph.  We’ve got our own lead box here in South Miami.  City Attorney Thomas Pepe and City Manager Steve Alexander called a closed-door meeting of the City Commission to tell them that Mayor Philip Stoddard had made a claim on the City’s policy with Chubb.  What went on at the secret meeting was not so secret. Back in August, the City Commission voted 3 to 1 (with Stoddard cooling his heels in the hallway) that the City would not be funding his defense... Read More »

 
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2019 COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL PRELIMINARY OVERVIEW
 
Coconut Grove will be transformed into a quaint artistic village where visitors can meet many of the world’s most talented artists, and take home a timeless piece of art at the 56th annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival® February 16-18, 2019.  The festival’s 380 artists represent 14 categories including mixed media, painting... Read More »
 
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BARNACLE GOES BRAZILIAN WITH ANDRO BAUDELAIRE, JAN. 12
 
Hundreds of locals are now charting a course to attend the Jan. 12 “Under the Moonlight” concert on the grounds of Coconut Grove pioneer Commodore Munroe’s 1891 estate – the area's best known venue on the Bay for an outdoor concert. Hosted at the Historic Barnacle State Park, guests will be treated to sounds of Brazilian Indie Musician Andro Baudelaire between 7 and 9:30 p.m... Read More »
 
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FITBIT MIAMI MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON IS BOTH A TEST OF ENDURANCE AND A WINTER RETREAT
 
The 17th annual Miami Marathon and Half Marathon is renowned as not only a test of strength and will, but also a desired escape and experience during the month of January. For the second year in partnership with Fitbit, Life Time, the premier healthy lifestyle brand, is proud to host the Fitbit Miami Marathon and Half Marathon... Read More »
 
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OPPORTUNITY ZONES – CATALYST FOR RECOVERY OR ACCELERATED GENTRIFICATION?
 
 On November 23, 2018, The Miami New Times published an article by Luther Campbell that addressed one under-discussed aspect of the Trump Administrations 2017 Tax Reform measure. In his highly critical commentary, Campbell highlighted some very valid concerns regarding the new ‘Opportunity Zones’ as created under Section 13823. However, I would not go as far as completely agreeing with the prophetic title of his article, “Donald Trump’s Opportunity Zones will ruin Miami’s Black and Latino Neighborhoods”. I might, however, agree with an edited title along the lines of “Donald Trump’s Opportunity Zones could lead to the ruin of Miami’s Black and Latino Neighborhoods without guidance from state, county, and community leaders” ... Read More »
 
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COMMISSIONER JORDAN MAKES CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS WISHES COME TRUE
 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Barbara J. Jordan made Christmas wishes come true for about 176 children at the Colonel H Zubkoff Head Start and North County Head Start, located in Miami Gardens. Children walked away with dolls, remote control cars, games, action figures, costumes and more. “I love to spread holiday cheer for families who are experiencing... Read More »
 
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THE SAD STATE OF CHAPMAN FIELD PARK
 

Miami-Dade County has turned Chapman Field Park into a post-apocalyptic dump contaminated by arsenic, overgrown by invasive species and mostly unusable by us, its owners.  483 acres of our precious waterfront parkland and mangroves have been mismanaged into disaster.  The 1972 county “Decades of Progress” bonds funded the construction of three lighted baseball fields, batting cages and and related facilities at Chapman Field Park.  In 2014, arsenic contamination forced the closure of those fields, displacing the Howard Palmetto ball leagues and the Miami Palmetto Senior High School baseball team.  The high school team has since found a new home at Palmetto Bay’s Coral Reef Park, while the Howard Palmetto leagues have been making do at other area ball fields and losing participants.  Local families looking for baseball and softball... Read More »

 
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REPUBLICAN WOMEN’S GROUP GATHERS TOYS, GIVES THANKS TO VOLUNTEERS AT ‘COCKTAILS & CANDY CANES’
 

The Federated Republican Women of North Dade (FRWND) celebrated the holidays by gathering toys for kids and giving thanks to Republican party volunteers. The festive event took place Dec. 12, at the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant in Miami. With a festive theme of “Cocktails & Candy Canes, according toChapter President Maricel Cobitz, “It truly was an event to remember for friends, family, community activists, and recently elected public officials.” The group collected more than 100 gifts to donate to... Read More »

 
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RAY ALLEN LOEWS MIAMI BEACH HOTEL CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $75K FOR MIAMI-DADE EDUCATION
 
Loews Miami Beach Hotel once again partnered with NBA All-Star and recent Hall of Fame inductee Ray Allen for the Ray Allen Loews Miami Beach Hotel Celebrity Golf Tournament, raising $75,000directly benefiting Miami-Dade County education.  The October 26th charity golf event, now in its 8thyear, brought together the who’s who of sports and entertainment for an amazing day of golf... Read More »
 
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ALAN SIRKIN, P.E., G.C. RECOGNIZED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI’S COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
 
The College of Engineering at the University of Miami has elected Alan Sirkin as the 2018 Alumni of Distinction during the annual Homecoming Breakfast in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the College. Mr. Sirkin is a 1967 graduate of the University of Miami with a BS in Civil Engineering. At Georgia Institute of Technology he received a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering... Read More »
 
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PINNACLE HOUSING GROUP, LLC AND SHOES THAT FIT GIVEAWAY IN SOUTH MIAMI
 
Pinnacle Housing Group, LLC and Shoes That Fit recently visited South Miami Heights Elementary on December 7th to distribute brand new athletic shoes to 211 students. Receiving a new pair of shoes can be life-changing for students. School attendance, self-esteem, and behavior improve. Physical activity increases. Smiles return. All from an often over-looked item – a good pair of shoes.
 “Pinnacle is proud to partner with Shoes... Read More »
 
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The Bass Ball – Come As You Art
 

On Saturday, December 15, as the skies opened to a beautiful evening, more than 250 art patrons, artists, cultural influencers and philanthropists gathered for the... Read More »

 
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Holiday Blues: Triggers And Survival Tips
 

Happy holidays! It’s a common refrain, but for many people who have lost loved ones, gone through heartbreaks or are alone the holidays are not happy... Read More »

 
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From London To Miami Beach

 

CHOTTO MATTE brings the artistic energy of underground Tokyo and modern sophistication of London’s Soho to the west end of Lincoln Road April 19, 2018.  With its first U.S... Read More »

 
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Three Powerful New Shows Kick Off The New Year In Miami
 

The photographer and MacArthur Fellow spent five months with three generations of women – the poet Shea Cobb, Shea’s mother, Renée Cobb, and her daughter, Zion –  Read More »

 
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Telemedicine And Aprns At Plaza Health Network At The Forefront Of Advanced Skilled Nursing Care Services
 

When it comes to filling the need for higher acuity care, skilled nursing centers are being asked to step in. The ever-increasing cost of health care has resulted in health... Read More »

 
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Miami-dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez – Our Town (Video Series)
 
Miami-Dade County Commissioner Xavier Suarez has recently taken the responsibility of addressing the citizens and residents he serves in his respective district with... Read More »
 
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