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CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF MARIST EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE
 

Columbus turns 60! Over the past six decades, the school has grown and flourished in so many ways, from facilities and enrollment to the curriculum and alumni support. This 60th anniversary year is a time to reflect on the school’s rich traditions while looking to the future with great enthusiasm. Flip through the Commemorative Edition celebrating Christopher Columbus High School. 

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YMCA OF SOUTH FLORIDA BUILDING NEW BARBARA AND PHILIP WONG AQUATIC CENTER
 
The YMCA of South Florida is moving forward with a plan to build an aquatic center at the South Dade YMCA Family Center, to be called the Barbara and Philip Wong Aquatic Center, thanks to the generous naming gift from Barbara and Philip Wong. The Wong Aquatic Center will enable the Y to offer swim lessons and water safety education so that children and families in South Dade will learn... Read More »
 
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JUNIOR ORANGE BOWL HONORS SCHOLAR ATHLETES AT THE FHSAA FOOTBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
 

The Junior Orange Bowl Committee awarded 16 award and scholarships to scholar-athletes at the annual FHSAA Football State Championships at the Camping World Stadium, Orlando, on Dec. 6-8. For the past 40 years, the Junior Orange Bowl Committee has hon-ored football scholar-athletes for their commitment and perseverance in the classroom and on the field. The Florida High School Athletic Association together with... 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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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST : KELLY ANN COSENTINO
 

Keeping babies safe is of prime importance to Gulliver Prep senior Kelly Ann Cosentino. She has her own non-profit organization called BabyHeatStroke and runs the BabyHeatStroke.org website. BabyHeatStroke is the community service project she cited for her successful Silver Knight application. She is the Gulliver Silver Knight nominee in Drama. “I started it when I was going into eighth grade,” she says. “I was interviewing government officials. I was asking them what they think about children left in the backseat of the car.” Cosentino says there have been 48 deaths from children left in cars this year – five of those deaths were in Florida. “Florida is the second worst state,” she says. “South Carolina is actually... Read More »

 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST : ALEXANDRA YANIZ
 
Along with her twin sister, Gulliver Prep senior Alexandra Yaniz started a dance program in Great Harbor Cay in the Bahamas. "Two years ago, we started teaching dance to the little girls of the community,” she says. “We were exposing them to movement that they’ve never experienced before.” Yaniz says the girls were shy at first because dancing was so unfamiliar, but then they got closer to her and her sister and they began enjoying learning how to dance. The twins have run the program for the past two summers and plan to do it again next summer. “Since we were so familiar with the community from a young age, we saw how deprived they were of extra curriculars and exposure to different art forms,” she says... Read More »
 
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POSITIVE PEOPLE IN PINECREST : HANNAH BATISTA
 
Palmetto High School senior Hannah Batista has restarted the Panther-to-Panther mentoring program. The program is the community service project she touted in her successful Silver Knight application. She was recently named Palmetto’s Silver Knight nominee in the Journalism category. “It previously existed when I was a freshman. It basically failed because it failed to stay organized,” she says. “They shut it down. When I heard it got shut down, I brought it back.” Panther-to-Panther is a mentoring program where upperclassmen get assigned to mentees. “Mentees can be any grade level. If they can help them academically, they can tutor them,” she says. “Or help them adjust to high school and learn the ropes.”... Read More »
 
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