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CONGRESSWOMAN SHALALA SWORN IN DURING OFFICIAL FLORIDA CEREMONY AT UM
 
Newly elected Congresswoman Donna Shalala hosted her Florida swearing-in Jan. 13 in a ceremony at the University of Miami, during which she thanked the thousands of Floridians from across Florida’s 27th District who stood up and decided to fight for a brighter future for all. The historic event was broadcast love via on CNews Facebook from... Read More »
 
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MDX, PROMISES MADE – PROMISES KEPT
 

It seems like construction is never ending in roadways improvements in Miami-Dade, but if we look closely, the main project that MDX is working on SR 836, the Dolphin Expressway results in a different story. Usually projects of this magnitude take 15 to 20 years to plan, design and eventually build. The improvements to the oldest segment of the Dolphin, built 50 years ago, was planned, designed and is being constructed in a span of 4 years.... Read More »

 
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FRAMES USA & ART GALLERY SHOWCASES WORLD FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER MATT STOCK “THE WILD OF THE EVERGLADES” EXHIBITION
 
Frames USA and Art Gallery, a local frame shop located in South Miami, invites local art and photography lovers to the Matt Stock: The Wild of the Everglades public event. Matt Stock will have his opening night on Friday, February 22, 2019. The talented photographer will showcase his unique signature style of Painting with Light in the Dark pieces. This unique process was inspired by the Renaissance painting technique sfumatto, the photographic... 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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PLAY BACKGAMMON WEDNESDAYS
 
The Miami Backgammon group is generating interest from all over the county. Tournaments are every Wednesday night starting at 7 PM at Rice Restaurant, 164 Giralda Avenue in Coral Gables

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DON’T MISS: PEGASUS RETURNS TO GULFSTREAM, KISS COUNTRY CHILI COOK-OFF, DESIGN ON A DIME
 

Housing Works’ Design on a Dime will return to Miami for a star-studded benefit February 1st through 3rd. Design on a Dime brings together the world’s most celebrated interior designers, influential tastemakers and celebrities to raise funds for Housing Works’ national campaign to end the AIDS epidemic. For the fourth year in a row, participating designers will create one-of-a-kind room vignettes... Read More »

 
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BRAIN HEALTH IS THE NEW PHYSICAL FITNESS
 

Our FIU has excelled and accomplished many remarkable things over the past few years. Today, we’re a top 100 public university in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. We’re a top research university – and one of only three percent of universities to earn Carnegie R1 classification for highest research activity! And last year, we were ranked second in the state... Read More »

 
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GIRL SCOUTS OF TROPICAL FLORIDA ANNOUNCES NEW DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
 
Today, Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida is pleased to announce the hiring of Haley Gordon Karl as Director of Development. Haley is responsible for managing the Girl Scouts fundraising activities in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. She brings with her an extensive background in donor relations, communications, and events. “We are incredibly proud to have her join our executive team. Haley’s expertise and demonstrated successes in development make her a valuable asset,” said Chelsea Wilkerson, CEO, Girl Scouts Tropical Florida. A Miami native, Haley’s joining GSTF brings her home after nearly two decades away. Prior to joining Girl Scouts, Haley worked in fundraising for City Year in Boston where she managed... Read More »
 
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CASACUBA PARTNERS WITH BOOKS & BOOKS TO PROMOTE MODERN CUBAN LITERATURE THROUGH BOOK CLUB
 

CasaCuba has partnered with Books & Books on a contemporary Cuban literature book club aimed at celebrating the new generation of renowned Cuban writers. “CasaCuba´s inaugural partnership with Books & Books as we launch Círculo de Literatura Cubana Contemporánea is very special because it creates a devoted space to disseminate the excellence and tradition of modern Cuban literature in our local community,” said CasaCuba’s Executive Director María Carla Chicuén. “Perhaps more importantly, we hope that this exciting initiative nurtures lasting bonds among the participants... Read More »

 
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VOLUNTEERS WELCOME FOR COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL®
 
The 2019 edition of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival® is seeking volunteers for many key assignments which include the staffing of merchandise and vintage poster booths, and offering assistance to the 360 participating... Read More »
 
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VILLAGERS HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR WELCOMES HUNDREDS OF GUESTS
 
Festive holiday decor and ‘Architectural Gems South of Sunset” welcomed hundreds of guests to the Villagers’ Annual House Tour in December. The event raised funds for historic restoration and preservation. Six distinctive homes featured work by notable local architects, including Alfred Browning Parker, Charles Harrison Pawley, and Ted Tschumy. Several of these award-winning architects live in the homes on the tour, including Raul... Read More »
 
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IT’S BETTER AT THE BARNACLE – WITH KEITH JOHNS, FEB. 9
 

The Barnacle Society is pleased to continue its “Under the Moonlight” concert series with Indie Folk Artist Keith Johns, Feb. 9. Keith is a Miami-raised folk artist who crafts dynamic, beautifully layered music that reflects the variety of emotions present in all of our lives: at times joyful and celebratory, at times sorrowful and longing. He delivers richly nuanced stories in his unique voice with... Read More »

 
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SFWA ANNUAL MANGO WRITERS CONFERENCE
 
The South Florida Writers Association will host their Annual Mango Writers Conference on Saturday, February 9, at the Winston Park Club House, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at 8100 SW 132 Avenue. The theme is “How Language Speaks,” and there will be a catered lunch, snacks, speakers, breakout groups, live music... Read More »
 
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New Report Outlines How Miami Can Attract An ‘Amazon’
 

Miami’s selection as one of 20 finalists (238 cities applied) to host Amazon’s second headquarters reflects the strides the region has made in being recognized as more than... Read More »

 
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Why You Should Launch A Podcast In 2019
 

I’m not sure about you, but I’m not running to my car to turn on the radio and listen to another, unsolicited ad. In fact, the more I think about, I’ve never been excited about... Read More »

 
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How To Find The Right MMJ Doctor In Florida

 

Upon doing research before embarking on my cannabis journey to wellness, and throughout the qualifying process for myself, I found that there are a lot of discrepancies... Read More »

 
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Read At Lake Louise
 

Ray and Elena Fernandez, Adrian and Kartie Gonzalez, Alex and Mari Serra are pictured at Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Alberta Canada (Canadian Rockies).... Read More »

 
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Aim High
 

What are you aiming for in life? Is your heart pointed toward helping others or are you too busy mapping out your own plans? Can you be still and listen to your heart... Read More »

 
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The Importance Of Your Corporate Culture
 

Previously, we discussed how best to find and retain “A” rated employees. This week, let’s consider how the rules around hiring have significantly changed. Twenty years... Read More »

 
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