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IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW; IT’S WHO YOU KNOW
 

I want to begin with a note of thanks to the Code Enforcement Officers in the City of South Miami. The job they do is  pretty much thankless. They have to go out and make sure that the ordinances of the city are properly and fairly enforced and quiet often, code violators yell, scream and threaten them. Under our Charter, the manager has the power to hire and fire employees and to direct their work. The  members on the city commission, including our mayor can  give directions to the manager and they are not supposed to deal with... Read More »

 
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TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM JOINS MARCH AGAINST HOMESTEAD CHILD DETENTION CAMP
 
The ripples of the current presidential administration’s actions on the Mexican-US border are spanning the Gulf — and can be felt here in Miami so strongly they might as well be tidal waves. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, more commonly known as ICE, have been bringing the children ripped... Read More »
 
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HISTORYMIAMI MUSEUM OFFERS FREE ENTRY FOR KIDS, FAMILIES ALL SUMMER
 
HistoryMiami Museum, 101 W. Flagler St., continues its Summer Passport Program that provides free access to the museum for all children in Miami-Dade County. The program, which is available through Aug. 19, offers children an exciting educational adventure while exploring South Florida’s rich past. The passports can be picked up at the museum’s front desk, which is located at... Read More »
 
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BISCAYNE BAY KIWANIS SURPRISES BTW STUDENT WITH FULL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
 
When Valeria Antunez arrived in the United States in 2014 from Honduras as a 13-year-old she spoke no English. All she knew was that she had dreamed for years of coming to America and that this was the land of opportunity. Antunez made the most of that dream after being placed in the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) program. She did so well that she eventually was removed from ESOL classes and moved into the gifted program where she flourished, graduating with a 4.37 GPA — in the top... Read More »
 
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COMMISSIONER SOUTO ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT WESTCHESTER CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
 

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier D. Souto hosted a press conference on June 19 to announce that the County has released bid documents for construction of the planned Westchester Cultural Arts Center. He was joined by Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau William Talbert, former Miami-Dade County Manager Merrett R. Stierheim, Carolina Alfonso of the County Department of Cultural... Read More »

 
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STUDENTS RECEIVE NSF GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS
 
At the age of 20, paloma tuttle-vasseur is headed to harvard with her fiu bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a national science foundation graduate research fellowship. “I’m so humbled to join a program that values in a scientist the qualities of integrity and compassion as much as intelligence and ambition,” tuttle-vasseur said... Read More »
 
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ENJOY INDEPENDENCE DAY THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY AT THE BARNACLE IN THE GROVE
 

Celebrate Independence Day like a Miami pioneer, with a good old-fashioned afternoon picnic at The Barnacle Historic State Park. Family and friends will find no better place to spend the red, white, and blue holiday than on the sprawling grounds of this historic Coconut Grove landmark, July 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests will enjoy traditional lawn and table games along with kids’ crafts as well as live... Read More »

 
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FLORIDA MEDICAL CENTER’S HEALTHY OVER HUNGRY CEREAL DRIVE COLLECTS 6,150 SERVINGS OF CEREAL
 
Florida Medical Center is pleased to announce that it donated 4,173 servings of cereal during the hospital’s annual Healthy Over Hungry Cereal Drive and collected $2,500 to donate to Feeding South Florida. Feeding South Florida® is a member of the Feeding America® network of food banks, and the leading domestic hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe Counties. Their mission is to end hunger in South... Read More »
 
 
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ZOO MIAMI FOUNDATION RECEIVES $35,000 GRANT FROM PEACOCK FOUNDATION, INC.
 

Zoo Miami Foundation receives $35,000 gift from Peacock Foundation, Inc. in support of the Conservation Teen Scientist program and the brand new ZOOM Ahead program for one year through May 31st, 2019.  Both programs promote informal education, build life skills and offer STEM career-focused learning opportunities to advance high school age students in their tertiary and future career choices.  Since its origin in 2012, the Conservation Teen Scientist program (CTS) is an opportunity for 9th-12th graders to develop practical life skills, including public...  Read More »

 
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MODERN ACUPUNCTURE IS MAKING ITS WAY TO AVENTURA AS THE FIRST FLORIDA LOCATION
 

Modern Acupuncture is the world’s first acupuncture franchise to make the natural health and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture available to people in an accessible and affordable delivery. Modern Acupuncture Aventura is the first clinic to open in the state of Florida. Located at 18155 Biscayne Blvd. Aventura, FL 33160, this clinic is the perfect location for a natural healing practice as it gives a large community an alternative and natural health care option. “Those of us who’ve experienced a natural approach to health and wellness know how powerful acupuncture can be,” says Michael Garcia, Modern Acupuncture franchisee of the Aventura clinic. “We are confident that the traditional and cosmetic acupuncture benefits available at Modern Acupuncture will positively impact Aventura... Read More »

 
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VILLAGE TESTS A PARK AND RIDE SHUTTLE TO DADELAND SOUTH METRORAIL STATION
 

Palmetto Bay launched a pilot program on June 11 using its IBus vehicles to shuttle residents between a Park and Ride lot on the property of the Holy Rosary-St. Richard Catholic Church, SW 77th Avenue and 152nd Street, and the Dadeland South Metrorail Station. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place before the first ride of the day at 6:30 a.m. with two of the riders, Craig Grossenbacher and Tad Templeton, given the honor of cutting the ribbon with a giant pair of scissors. Parks and Recreation director... Read More »

 
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Can Nanotechnology Help Treat Alzheimer’s?
 
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia. It takes a devastating toll on patients and family members, who are usually the caregivers. Current drugs only... Read More »
 
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Escape To New Orleans
 
The Big Easy, Crescent City, the Birthplace of Jazz, Mardi Gras City, NOLA…so many names for a place that offers even more attractions.  From the trendy shops in the French... Read More »
 
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Professor Curba Lampert On Technology And Strategy.
 

Lampert studies firms’ technology strategies. “I focus on issues of how firms build their technical capabilities, the means they use to capture value from their innovative activities... Read More »

 
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Record Percentage Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana
 

Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress... Read More »

 
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The Palace Suites Celebrates 19th Anniversary
 
The Palace Suites, the independent living senior community located within The Palace Group’s Kendall continuum of care campus, recently celebrated its... Read More »
 
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Cafeina Introduces Its Colombian Asian Fusion Menu
 

Having reopened its iconic red doors, cafeina brings with it renewed vigor into wynwood’s culinary sphere with its colombian asian fusion menu, highlighting the best... Read More »

 
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