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FLORIDA SENATE CHOOSES PROFITS OVER PATIENTS
 
On most issues decided by the Florida Legislature, the Republicans and Democrats withdraw to the furthest sides of the battlefield and snipe at each other. Partisans pick one side to support and one side to blame. This year is a little different. Both parties in the Florida Senate have united and are aiming their fire at Florida’s public hospitals. Private hospitals get most of their funding from wealthier patients with good, and even great... Read More »
 
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MIAMI’S 2020 SUPER BOWL WILL BRING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL FANS, BUSINESSES
 
The final whistle has blown on this year’s Super Bowl in Minneapolis, with the game considered to have been a big success for the NFL and the city. Atlanta’s up next, and then before you know it, it will once again be Miami’s time to shine. I had the opportunity to go to the game in Minneapolis, speak with local and league officials, discuss what went into ensuring it was a... Read More »
 
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SUPPORT PALMETTO SENIOR HIGH’S “AP FOOTBALL PROGRAM” TO INCREASE SIGNINGS
 

Football is both our national passion and pastime, and hot off the nail biting excitement of this year’s Super Bowl, I can’t help but wonder if in a few years we’ll be watching some of our championship-winning Palmetto Senior High players in a future national college or pro game. With just a little more community support, there’s a great chance you’ll start to recognize more and more faces from our hometown on the fields game days. Just last month, Palmetto Senior football had players sign to full rides at academic powerhouses Penn and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Recently... Read More »

 
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14TH ANNUAL DEERING SEAFOOD FESTIVAL IS MARCH 25
 

Calling all Seafood Lovers! The 14th Annual Deering Seafood Festival, one of South Florida’s most highly anticipated events, will take place on Sunday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Deering Estate,16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Palmetto Bay. Consistently a sold-out event, the Deering Seafood Festival attracts more than 8,000 people to the grounds of the beautiful 450-acre Deering Estate to enjoy a non-stop celebration of nature’s beauty and bounty. The Festival is renowned for its culinary delights... Read More »

 
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RANSOM SENIOR TO BUILD SMOOTHIE BAR AND GARDEN AT NEW WOMEN’S SHELTER
 
Ransom Everglades senior Sophia Elliott hopes to brighten smiles and improve lives by installing a smoothie bar and rooftop fruit garden at the new Lotus Village Women’s Shelter, Miami’s only shelter exclusively for women and children. A longtime volunteer at the organization’s previous location, Elliott, 18, recently applied for and won a $500 Disney “Be Inspired” grant through Youth Service America for the project. An anonymous donor matched the... Read More »
 
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LET’S GET RAPID TRANSIT ON THE TRANSITWAY
 
So here we are in February, 2018, lots of talk about a SMART plan for Miami-Dade County to include six corridors, including our very own busway, now called the Transitway that goes from Dadeland all the way to Homestead and Florida City – 21 miles of county owned corridor ready to be enhanced with rapid transit.  There is much activity happening with the county department transportation studying the issue, lots of public input and, as usual, lots of political gymnastics and gyrations. The good news is our county DOT is doing a thorough study on the best mode of rapid transit for the Transitway, balancing cost with the need to get commuters out of their cars to use transit to reduce congestion and shorten the commute time... Read More »
 
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PALMER TRINITY MATHLETES WIN FAMAT COMPETITION TROPHY
 

Palmer Trinity School (PTS) Mathletes recently traveled to Palmetto Ridge High School in Naples, Florida, to take part in a Florida Association of Mu Alpha Theta’s (FAMAT) February 2018 Region 5 Regional mathematics competition. PTS Middle School Mathlete team members Ismael Alvarez, Eduardo del Rosal and Elena Morin placed fifth in the Algebra 1 division competition and brought home Palmer Trinity’s first FAMAT trophy. “A big congratulations to our middle school Mathletes Ismael, Elena and Eduardo, whose hard work and preparation led to their recent win,” said math department chair Laura Kujawa. “We are proud to have had them represent our school.”... Read More »

 
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