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THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION WILL HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION ON ITS SMART PLAN
 

August 30 will be a significant day for the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) and for the people of Miami-Dade County, especially the fastest growing area of the county – Southwest Miami-Dade along the US1/transitway corridor – all the way to Homestead and Florida City. At issue is whether the TPO will take a significant first step to begin implementing the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) by adopting the recommendation of the... Read More »

 
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YOU’RE ALWAYS SET FOR A SITTER WITH MYSITTERS APP
 

It’s Tuesday morning. The company party is four days away and your babysitter just backed out. Instead of working at your job, you’re working the phone trying to line up a sitter. It’s Thursday evening. Your fifth grader has a band concert and your kindergartner has no interest in sitting still for two hours. But, who can watch her on short... Read More »

 
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SOUTH MIAMI’S RESTAURANT RENAISSANCE
 

These are indeed busy times in South Miami. Leases are being signed, and retail space is filling up. One of the newest additions to our quaint city is Pub52, which is leading the renaissance . The Gastro Pub opened its doors during the first week of August and is doing well, thanks you for asking.. This is just the spark of fun that South Miami needed and I’m subtly ecstatic about the restaurant’s opening. A must-try in my opinion are the hongolitas. Granted... Read More »

 
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MIAMI BEACH’S TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR EARNS 2018 “GOVERNMENT ENGINEER OF THE YEAR”
 
Since 2011, Miami Beach Transportation Director José R. Gonzalez has put Miami Beach in gear by managing transportation throughout the urban island. Whether in the right lane to resiliency or on the fast track to ensure equitable transit options citywide, it’s no wonder this innovative executive was recently named the 2018 Government Engineer of the Year by the ASCE of Miami-Dade County. “I am extremely proud to see José receive... Read More »
 
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CHI RECEIVES $100,000 GIFT TO HELP BUILD CHILDREN’S CRISIS CENTER IN SOUTH-DADE
 
On August 15, 2018, Community Health of South Florida received a generous donation from Cornerstone Group in the amount of $100,000 to help build the Jacqueline T. Hartley Children’s Crisis Center next to the Doris Ison Health Center. CHI President and CEO, Col. Brodes Hartley Jr. and Lenny Wolf of Cornerstone Group were joined in the presentation by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss who thanked them for the great... Read More »
 
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CITY OF AVENTURA ANNOUNCES THE 2018-19 YOUTH SPORTS SEASON
 
Registration for the City of Aventura’s Youth Sports 2018-19 Season opens on Wednesday, August 1st. Children are offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational seasonal sports leagues including soccer tots for ages 2-5 and basketball, girls’ soccer and boys’ soccer for ages 5-15. After-school sports programs are also available and are scheduled with a convenient time slot right after the child’s regular school day ends... Read More »
 
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POWER BUSINESS LUNCHEON: “RECOGNIZING THE CITY OF DORAL’S MEDIA POWER PLAYERS”
 
Angelo Elia and the Doral Chamber of Commerce invites you to the DCC Business Networking Luncheon Event at Cityplace Doral. Join us for lunch from 11:30AM – 1:30PM, while networking with over dozens of professionals! The DCC Business Networking Luncheon Event is a Doral Chamber of Commerce event. The primary... Read More »
 
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KICK IN TO HELP AND GET FREE BARNACLE ADMISSION ON NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY, SEPT. 22
 

Take a day to enjoy the great outdoors while giving back to the community on National Public Lands Day, Sept. 22. The admission gate at The Barnacle Historic State Park will open for free, for members of the general public who wish to join Park Rangers in a morning of coastal cleanup, landscape beautification, and exotic plant removal. The park team will provide free same-day park admission, lunch, and a tour of the house museum for registered volunteers. Space is limited and pre-registration required ( see below). Minors require parental consent, and volunteers ages 14 and under must be accompanied by a participating... Read More »

 
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GROW, EMPOWER, AND ENGAGE: REDESIGNING MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
 
In recent decades, our nation’s education system has moved towards a culture of accountability to ensure that every child graduates with strong literacy and numeracy skills. This heavy focus on academics, although necessary, has also caused school districts to slowly shift resources away from supporting students in their social and emotional growth, a trend that is particularly noticeable in middle schools. When the idea of a “middle school” was originally pioneered in the 1970s, it was intended to create an educational environment that would be appropriate for young people during that specific and critical time in their adolescent... Read More »
 
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FIU’S GPS POINTS DUE EAST TO INDIA
 
FIU’s partnerships stretch out over the entire globe – but there are some countries with which collaborations are multi-dimensionally broad and exceedingly successful. India is one of those countries. FIU faculty regularly collaborate with fellow researchers. Student groups frequently engage with the local community as part of a Study Abroad program. And the Indian student population is always amongst the largest groups of foreign students on FIU campuses. See FIU-India profile here.​ n recognition of this prolific relationship, an FIU delegation to be led by Provost & Executive Vice President Kenneth G. Furton will be heading to India August 27-31. The FIU Global Position Showcase(GPS)... Read More »
 
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MIAMI SEAQUARIUM TO CELEBRATE 63RD ANNIVERSARY WITH CLEANUP OF BEACH
 

Miami Seaquarium opened its doors for the first time on 1955 to become the world’s largest marine attraction. Through its commitment to conservation, education and entertainment during the past 63 years, the park has become the most popular tourist attraction in South Florida. To commemorate its 63rd anniversary, the park is calling on volunteers to be “Reef Rangers” for a day and join in a beach cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 to 10 a.m. at the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. “Reef Ranger” volunteers will spend the morning collecting litter and debris, which contaminates beaches and injures wildlife, on Historic Virginia Key Beach. Then, as a special thank you, beach cleanup participants will receive free admission to Miami Seaquarium for the day. “Reef Ranger” volunteers participating... Read More »

 
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Business People On The Move

 
Breakthrough Miami recently announced that it has named one of South Florida’s top advancement and external relations leaders, Lori-Ann Cox, as its new CEO... Read More »
 
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Vice Chairwoman Edmonson To Present Local Vendor Outreach Exchange 2018
 
Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and the Internal Services Department Strategic Procurement Division, will present Local Vendor... Read More »
 
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10 Popular Gambling Destinations For 2018
 
When planning a vacation, casinos and gambling destinations top the list as the most desirable places to go. No matter if you choose to travel to a far-flung place on the other... Read More »
 
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5 Tips To Curb Challenging Classroom Behavior
 

Miami-Dade County Public Schools students head back to the classroom Monday, Aug. 20. As teachers put the finishing touches in their classrooms and parents attend... Read More »

 
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Where Did The Summer Go?
 

Summer is almost over. School will be starting soon. Where did the summer go? I hope you and your family are having a great end to summer and that you are eager and... Read More »

 
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Palmer Trinity Kicks Off School Year With Inauguration Of New Classroom Building
 

This morning, Palmer Trinity School (PTS) kicked off the first day of school with the inauguration of its long-awaited new classroom building. Patrick Roberts, head of school... Read More »

 
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