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MIAMI IS STANDING STRONGER THAN EVER, 25 YEARS AFTER ANDREW
 

This month we mark the 25th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. For those of you who didn’t live here or weren’t even born yet, Andrew was a deadly Category 5 hurricane that devastated huge areas of Miami-Dade County – especially the southern communities. The generation who grew up in post-Andrew Miami recall the time with great emotion – and understandably so, because on Aug. 24, 1992, lives were changed forever. One thing that hasn’t changed – as many of you love to point out – is my picture... Read More »

 
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MDX SEES HOPE AS ‘NEW WAY OF THINKING’ EMERGES TO ADDRESS TRANSIT CHALLENGES
 

It seems that buses, bus rapid transit, trolley, and rails are all the jive on the street. And everyone from policy makers to casual observers has an opinion, a plan, or a dream, about regional transportation – and where we go next. One place to start is with solid facts. Miami Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is taking a close look at research on this topic that applies not only to Miami-Dade but elsewhere across the U.S. That’s because one thing is certain: we are not alone with regard to present-day mobility issues. In Miami-Dade County, just 3 percent of the traveling public uses public transit. They probably live close to a Metrorail Station or can easily drive to one to hop a train. There are also those who have no choice but to travel by bus... Read More »

 
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WELCOME HOME RECEPTION FOR COACH FRANK MARTIN
 
Last week, University of South Carolina Head Basketball Coach Frank Martin returned home for a reception in his honor. Over 200 of his high school classmates, friends, and family members turned out for the event hosted at the home of Steven and Cristy Marin. Special guests and former players of Coach Martin included Miami Heat Players Udonis Haslem and Rodney McGruder; former UF Player Brent Wright; former FIU player Tony Regueira; along with his mentor and coach Marcos Shaky Rodriguez... Read More »
 
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MCS SENIORS RECEIVED $5 MILLION IN SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS
 
Miami Christian School graduates have a long history of receiving multiple scholarship offers over the years. In fact, of this year’s Class of 2017, 82 percent of the grads received more than $5 million in scholarships and grants for their four years at the university level. They were also accepted to more than 45 different colleges and universities. Among the long list of recent graduates receiving impressive scholarships is Ricardo Mesa, who will be attending the Barry University Andreas School of Business on scholarships and grants for four years equaling $138,040. Mesa also plans to be involved in one of their Business Learning Connections. Yet another high achiever of note is Julitza Lopez who will be attending American... Read More » 
 
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25 YEARS AFTER HURRICANE ANDREW A MUCH-CHANGED SOUTH DADE
 
Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Andrew was a wake-up call about the destruction that can be wrought upon a community by a severe hurricane.   Hundreds of thousands were left homeless and more than 80,000 South Florida businesses were damaged or destroyed with losses topping $25 billion. South Miami-Dade, the epicenter of storm damage, was especially hard hit.  With much of our infrastructure left in shambles, the impact of the storm was... Read More »
 
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AVENTURA LOCAL, MATIAS LANCEWICKI, SELECTED TO PLAY IN 20TH MACCABIAH GAMES
 

Matias Lancewicki, 16, from Aventura, was one of the 20 Jewish athletes carefully picked to fly in with the USA Youth Men Soccer Team for the 20th Maccabiah games in Israel. The Macabiah Games, also known as the Jewish olympics, is the third largest international competition, falling right behind the Olympics and Pan-American games themselves. This year, with over 10,000 athletes and 85 different countries, the 20th Macabiah games has been the largest one yet... Read More »

 
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PALMETTO GENERAL HOSPITAL WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBERS
 

Palmetto General Hospital welcomes Dr. Monica Mejia-Acosta and community leader Alex Gonzalez to the Governing Board of Palmetto General Hospital. The Governing Board is responsible for oversight of the quality and environment of care at the hospital, medical staff credentialing, and patient safety and satisfaction. “We are honored to have these two new... Read More »

 
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THE ONE THING THAT HASN’T CHANGED IN THE 25 YEARS SINCE HURRICANE ANDREW
 

While 25 years have passed since Hurricane Andrew’s devastating landfall changed South Florida forever, it seems like just yesterday that our community pulled together and proved our resiliency. I vividly remember the collective sense of angst as the Category 5 storm churned toward Florida – the forecast track still very much uncertain. We knew it would make landfall in Florida, but we didn’t... Read More »

 
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DO YOU LOVE YOUR PET LIKE FAMILY?
 

Are you constantly taking photos of their amazing cuteness? We'd like to reward you for your efforts. Send us your adorable pet photos for a chance to win prizes and have your pet featured in our papers; social media and website. The top three photos will also receive The Dog From Ipanema gift certificates: $250 for first place and $100 for second place. Please forward your... Read More »

 
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South Florida Rising Talent Georgina Paez Shows Big Courage
 
Sometimes, big courage comes in small packages. That’s certainly the case with West Kendall’s Georgina Paez, a rising child star who’s character, personality, and spiritualism... Read More »
 
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Positive People In Pinecrest – August 2017
 

Palmetto High School rising senior Sofia Mesa has become a vegan for ethical reasons. The more she learned about the meat industry, the more she wanted to stop... Read More »

 
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Palmetto General’s National Re-accreditation Means Better Choices For Obese Patients
 
Big news for patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions. Palmetto General Hospital’s Bariatric Surgical Center has once again... Read More »
 
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