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WHEN SLAPPED, YOU HAVE TO SLAPP BACK HARDER
 
George Orwell, author of 1984 and Animal Farm, once wrote: “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” There’s a lot of truth in it. Take a recent lawsuit filed by two former correctional officers who worked at the Lowell Correctional Institution, a Florida prison in the Ocala area. They sued the Miami Herald and reporter Julie Brown over articles about the death of an inmate under suspicious circumstances. The officers claimed they were defamed. The Herald pushed back, saying that the defamation action was a thinly veiled “SLAPP” suit. “SLAPP,” which stands for “Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation,” is a vehicle used to try and keep matters out of the public eye. Circuit Court Judge Miguel De La O ruled in favor of Brown and the Miami Herald and awarded them fees. Florida has a strong... Read More »
 
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VILLAGE BEGINS THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH SPECIAL EVENTS
 
The Village of Palmetto Bay officially launched the holiday season with three events for residents to take part in and enjoy. Village officials participated in all. The village celebrated “Holiday Lights and Dine” at Village Hall on Friday, Nov. 30. A ticketed event, it featured the lighting of the village’s Christmas tree by Mayor Eugene Flinn, Mayor-elect Karyn Cunningham, Councilmember David Singer, Council member-elect Marsha... Read more»
 
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GRANT MILLER VISITS TWO CHEFS RESTAURANT
 

Miami's Community Newspapers' Publisher in Command, Grant Miller, visits Two Chefs Restaurant in South Miami, right off of US1 and SW 67th Ave... Watch Now »

 
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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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SAILOR REUNITES WITH AUNT IN COLOMBIA WHILE PARTICIPATING IN MEDICAL MISSION
 
Chief Hospital Corpsman Orlando Atencia, from Miami, is interviewed at one of two medical sites as he reunites with his aunt after approximately 10 years of being apart. The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is on an 11-week medical support mission to Central and South America as part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative. Working with health and... Read More »
 
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CITY UNVEILS PUBLIC ART SCULPTURE DURING CEREMONY AT BALBOA PLAZA
 
The City of Coral Gables unveiled the public art sculpture, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, at Balboa Plaza, located at 2414 DeSoto Blvd. The City of Coral Gables recently accepted the title transfer of the donated artwork from MG Developer Miami LLC, the first donation of its kind through the Art in Public Places, Public Art in Private Development program. The artwork on display is an immense dream sofa constructed of oolitic stone, 30 feet long... Read More »
 
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GULLIVER’S TZU-YU ZOE CHEN HONORED BY FLORIDA FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
 

Gulliver has announced that Tzu-yu Zoe Chen, a Mandarin Chinese faculty member at the preparatory school, has been named Chinese Teacher of the Year by the Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA). She also was elected as the 2018-20 president of the Florida Chinese Teacher Association (FCTA) and a board member of the FFLA. The announcements were made by Clifton L. Kling, president of Gulliver Schools. “We’re immensely proud of Tzu-yu’s accomplishments. Her wealth of knowledge and devotion to Gulliver has helped enrich our language program beyond our expectations,” Kling said. “Her constant drive to enhance the program attests to her leadership skills in the classroom and within the community.” As president of FCTA, Chen will connect with a wider community of foreign... Read More »

 
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