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WHY DO OUR STATE ELECTED OFFICIALS KEEP GOING AFTER MINORITY AND LOW-INCOME STUDENTS?
 

Get ready, because I have several questions about our state legislature’s incessant attacks on minority and low-income students in the form of Senate Bill 540 and House Bill 831. Reminiscent of SB374 from the 2017 Session, which was fortunately vetoed by Gov. Scott last year, the ugliness has returned. The bills presented in the 2018 session are clearly designed to adversely affect the proven success of our renowned... Read More »

 
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MG DEVELOPER PARTNERS WITH CORAL GABLES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO HONOR LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS
 

MG Developer, a luxury boutique developer based in Coral Gables, recently partnered with the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce for The Diamond Awards Luncheon presented on December 8, 2017 at the Coral Gables Country Club. CEO of MG Developer, Alirio Torrealba, attended the event to present the Outstanding Large Business Award to Bill Ussery Motors and the Outstanding Non-Profit... Read More »

 
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RESIDENCE INN AVENTURA HOSTS 2018 WOUNDED WARRIORS PROJECT “SOLDIER RIDE”
 
On a very cold January morning, 43 Wounded Warriors were ready and eager to start their 50+mile journey through Miami and Key West. But the cold weather couldn’t compete with the warmth emanating from the young men and women participating in the 9th annual Soldier Ride. The Residence Inn, home to this inspiring event for the past nine years, features wounded war heroes, many with prosthetic limbs and other injuries, riding specially-adapted... Read More »
 
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MIAMI BEACH HOSTS CANADIAN MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE
 

Miami Beach’s environmental leadership is now stronger than ever. On January 24, 2018, the Honorable Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, visited South Florida to learn more about our region’s resiliency initiatives. The visit was aimed at creating synergies between Canada and South Florida in the areas of hurricane resiliency, ocean conservation, clean technology, as well as sea level rise adaptation and mitigation. The visit showcased the living shoreline and stormwater infrastructure upgrades associated with the renovation of the Miami Beach Convention Center.... Read More »

 
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POPULAR COCONUT GROVE ARTS FESTIVAL COLLECTOR’S CIRCLE PROGRAM RETURNS
 

Those seeking to enhance their art collections have one more reason to smile. The Coconut Grove Arts Festival has announced that its popular Collector’s Circle Program will return for this year’s 55thedition of the signature event. Ranked among the top fine art festivals in the history of Sunshine Artist Magazine’s 200 Best, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival will offer the following to... Read More »

 
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STUNNA’S FIT AND SHOES FOR STREETS EXPAND THEIR IMPACT
 

Former professional MMA fighter Gabriel Varona, aka Stunna, is kicking off the new year more determined than ever to make a positive impact in the community. At his high-intensity training gym, Stunna’s Fit, he helps people reach their maximum physical potential and through his non-profit, Shoes for Streets, he helps homeless people and others in need improve their quality of life. To meet the demand of his ever-growing client base, Varona moved Stunna’s Fit last fall from its original location to a sprawling... Read More »

 
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LARGEST MAP FAIR IN THE WORLD COMES TO MIAMI
 
The Miami International Map Fair, the longest continuously running map fair in the world, will return to HistoryMiami Museum February 3-4, 2018. Now in its 25th year, the map fair draws over 35 leading map dealers from across the globe will gather to exhibit and retail an unparalleled selection of original antique maps, charts, town plans and atlases. Thousands of maps from the 16th century... Read More »
 
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FLORIDIANS REMINDED TO AVOID MEDICAL MARIJUANA SCAMS
 

In light of recent news regarding the disbarment of a lawyer involved in medical marijuana scams, the Florida Department of Health is reminding Florida residents to use caution to avoid falling victim to medical marijuana scams. In this case, individuals were offering “official legal certifications” for marijuana use to patients as well as “grow signs” allegedly permitting patients to grow their own marijuana. Below are tips to help protect you from scams... Read More »

 
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FLO RIDA SCHEDULED TO HEADLINE 2018 FLORIDA AIDS WALK & MUSIC FESTIVAL
 

The 2018 Florida AIDS Walk and Music Festival – an annual 5K walk to raise funds for HIV/AIDS services throughout Florida – will gather over 2,000 participants and feature a performance by multi-award winning recording artist Flo Rida. Scheduled for Sunday, March 18, 2017 on beautiful Fort Lauderdale Beach, Flo Rida will perform... Read More »

 
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Countdown To Super Bowl Sunday
 
Shooter’s Waterfront will be kicking off Super Bowl Sunday with happy hour all night starting at 4 p.m.! Enjoy waterfront views and half priced drinks until closing at 10 p.m... Read More »
 
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We Feel A Spark, How About You? – Valentine’s Day Round Up
 

This Valentine’s Day, La Moderna is bringing Italy to Miami. For $80 per person, diners can delight in a prix-fixe four-course menu. For a starter, guests can choose... Read More »

 
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Panther Ingenuity, Quick Actions Help Recover Engagement Ring
 

A long-time university employee says it’s “amazing” that her engagement ring was found after she accidentally flushed it down the toilet. Fortunately for her, FIU staff members used... Read More »

 
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Sean Pittman Installed as Orange Bowl Committee President & Chair
 
Sean Pittman was installed as the Orange Bowl Committee’s 80th President and Chair last week at Riviera Country Club in Coral Gables. Pittman has been... Read More »
 
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Disabled Athlete Brings Inspirational Story To Fitbit Miami Marathon And Half Marathon
 
A South Florida man who suffered spinal injuries as a 24-year-old was among the 72 disabled athletes affiliated with the Florida branch of Achilles International who... Read More »
 
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Flu season worsens, doctors urge vaccinations
 
It’s official, this year’s flu season is a bad one, and it’s not over. But there’s still time for you to protect yourself. Already 30 children have died from the flu this season... Read More »
 
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