David Lawrence, al centro, modera la conversación sobre cómo hacer de Miami un mejor lugar.
Foto: Grethel Dlegado

My Miami Story: ¿Cómo hacer de Miami una mejor ciudad?

“¿Qué harías para que tu ciudad fuera un mejor lugar? Desde tu trabajo, con tus herramientas, ¿cuál es el impacto que puedes tener en tu comunidad?” Con estas preguntas abrió la conversación David Lawrence, antes periodista en The Miami Herald, y ahora, como él mismo afirma, “retirado trabajando a tiempo completo para mejorar la ciudad y la educación infantil”. Por ...

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“Mike the German” poses in his lederhosen – common attire at Oktoberfest celebrations.

Grovetoberfest hits Coconut Grove [Photo Essay]

Coconut Grove’s annual Oktoberfest celebration – aptly named Grovetoberfest – took place on Oct. 14 and featured over 500 craft beers, stouts, lagers for lederhosen-donning attendees to sample as they strolled along the newly opened Regatta Park. This year’s theme was Back to the Future and the festival even had its very own DeLorean. — Photos by Adrian Rodriguez, South Florida ...

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This jaguar was restricted to another section of his habitat.

Zoo Miami reopens [Photo Essay]

Zoo Miami reopened on Oct. 14 after being closed since Sept. 7, just before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida. After the hurricane, the zoo sustained mostly landscape damage. The hyenas’ habitat suffered the most damage – it lost a large tree that provided a lot of shade. Zoo officials said tey did not view this as a loss, instead they “remodeled” the tree ...

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An acoustic guitar (photo courtesy Public Domain Images)

Making it in the Magic City music world

Six local bands including Hometown Losers, Top Tier, Happy Hour, Stay for Tonight, and Harvey, came together to perform on Oct.13 at The Fish House where they shared their stories behind Miami’s local music scene. Stay for Tonight, a five-piece band with two vocalists, are in the final stages of releasing their debut single and describe themselves as a “mixed ...

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Nicole Mood, left, and her mother Alicia Alaschavez. (Photo courtesy Nicole Mood)

North Miami Beach officer resigns, citing injuries

A North Miami Beach police officer, who resigned earlier this month, said she was unable to fully recover from an accident two years prior. In November 2015, Nicole Mood went into the station for what she thought would be a normal overtime shift on a Sunday night. As she left the station, a drunk driver hit her patrol car causing it to hit ...

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John Morales during a weather broadcast. (Photo courtesy of Morales)

Longtime meteorologist reflects on hurricane coverage

The chief meteorologist from NBC 6 Miami, a NBC affiliate based in Miramar, said he was impressed by the size and strength of Hurricane Irma. John Morales is the longest tenured broadcast meteorologist in South Florida, working for 26 years and winning multiple Suncoast Regional Emmys for his coverage of weather in the region. Morales covered several of the infamous ...

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Bailarines de la Puerta de Oro Colombiana, que se consideran embajadores del folclor de la costa de su país.
Foto: María Fernanda Becerra

Herencia Hispana: Amalgama de música, danza y gastronomía

Una fiesta de colores, ritmos y sabores  diversos cautivó a decenas de personas que asistieron este sábado a la Celebración de la Herencia Hispana en Doral Legacy Park, en la calle 82. “Todas las agrupaciones se botaron (expresión venezolana que denota excelencia) y nos permitieron disfrutar de la multiculturalidad de esta ciudad”, afirmó Eliot Silva, quien además resaltó el calor ...

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Behind the Byline: Victoria Salas & Jesse Scheckner [Video]

Welcome to the first episode of “Behind the Byline” where reporters reveal the story behind the story. In part one, we talk to Victoria Salas about her story “Local businesses come together for hurricane relief” on how the Miami community came together following Hurricane Irma. In part two we talk to South Florida News Service reporter Jesse Scheckner about his ...

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Javier Montilla, left, the author of “Ultimos Dias con Sara Montiel” sits with Herb Sosa, the director of the “Celebrate Orgullo" festival. (Carlos Castillo / SFNS)

“Celebrate Orgullo” celebrates seventh year

As it concluded its seventh year, organizers praised “Celebrate Orgullo,” South Florida’s first and only Hispanic LGBT Pride festival, as a great success. “The LGBTQ+ community continues to grow and we’ll continue to uplift and support one another,” said Herb Sosa, the director of the festival. One of the featured guests included Barcelona native and television and radio personality Javier ...

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Hurricane Maria making landfall in Puerto Rico. (Image va Wikipedia Commons)

Weeks after Hurricane Irma and Maria, families struggle to keep in contact

Despite the passage of time, families in South Florida and in the Caribbean have struggled to keep in touch following the devastating impact of Hurricane Iram and Maria. Mayra Suarez, 70, was in Puerto Rico with her husband during Hurricane Irma hit. Their house was destroyed and they were forced to survive only with the little bit of food left in ...

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