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  • The Beautification Team cleaning clumps of trash in Overtown. (Shanise Wallace/SFNS)

Overtown’s Beautification Team improves both sidewalks and people

A program funded by the city of Miami employs members of the community to maintain and landscape the historic Overtown area, improving both the lives of those involved and the neighborhood as a whole, say officials. Also known as

FIU’s NAHJ chapter launches “Voces del Periodismo” journalism contest

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists chapter at Florida International University has launched a journalism contest open to students in South Florida called "Voces del Periodismo." The deadline is Nov. 9, and an awards ceremony will follow on Nov.

  • Brown Squirrel (Photo by Pixabay.com)

Florida Believe it or Not: Florida Man cuts off ex’s new boyfriends penis; Ocala woman sets underwear rack on fire; Woman removed from plane for bringing “emotional support squirrel”

Although Floridians don't experience the eerie bare trees and the crunch of dead leaves at this time of year, we continue to have weird news that takes a dark turn. A Tallahassee man was charged

Lifestyle & Sports

Davie thrift store raises money for animals 

The manager of a thrift store in Davie is approaching her 10th year raising  funds for abused and abandoned animals.       Helping Animals Thrift is owned by Stacey Sherman, a women who says she loves animals more than people and donates all the store’s proceeds to animal shelters. The shop, which she says is the only one

  • Margie Pikarsky, founder of Bee Haven and the main organizer of the event, talks to attendees. (SFNS/Steven Guilen)

GrowFest festival takes over Homestead

On Saturday and Sunday, Redland’s Fruit & Spice Park hosted its sixth annual GrowFest festival. The festival, said organizers, focused on educating people about the importance of agriculture and sustainability. It also showcased many local vendors and growers who

  • Brianna speaks with Durene Wilson on one of the mobile music stages in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018. (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)
  • Several troupe groups compete to be the most cheerful in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018. (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)
  • Several troupe groups compete to be the most cheerful in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018 (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)

Miami Broward Carnival [Photo Essay]

The latest iteration of Miami Broward Carnival had its 34th annual party earlier this month. The Oct. 7 celebration showcased Caribbean diversity and heritage in South Florida. There was regional food, parades and live music at the Miami-Dade County

Videos & Podcasts

Off the Newsroom: A Freudian nightmare, feat. Ariana Grande

Welcome to episode 10 of Off The Newsroom, a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service recapping the most important national news, whatever the infamous Florida Man has been up to as well as

South Florida Access: Stefi Chacon from “El Zol”

In the second installment of South Florida Access, Camila Insuasti speaks with Stefi Chacon from "El Zol" 106.7 Miami’s #1 Latin variety radio station. Chacon is a Latin radio personality, host and producer that has

Off the Newsroom: Kavanaugh and Burglary, Surprisingly Unrelated

Welcome to episode nine of Off The Newsroom, a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service recapping the most important national news, whatever the infamous Florida Man has been up to as well as

SFNS at the Movies: Nagini, the Brazilian Film Festival, and Venom

Welcome to SFNS At the Movies! On this show, we will break down all the newest movie news coming from Hollywood as well as anything new happening here in South Florida. At the end of

Off the Newsroom: Snake Milking, Among Other Things

Welcome to episode eight of Off The Newsroom, a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service recapping the most important national news, whatever the infamous Florida Man has been up to as well as

South Florida Access: Native American brothers bring home MTV music award

The inaugural episode of South Florida Access features two MTV Video Music Award winning musicians from the Seminole Tribe of Florida: Spencer and Doc Battiest. The brothers discuss their start in music with host Jay Valle

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Sports

Opinion: Sorry Miami, but you’re a Bandwagon city

I’m grateful for and proud of growing up in Miami. Being a fan of all the sports teams Miami has to offer

Future of UFC in Miami

Patrons at a UFC gym in Kendall have varying opinions as to what keeps big mixed martial arts fights away from Miami.

Opinion: What Dwyane Wade’s final season means for Miami’s youth

Let’s flashback to the 2006 NBA Finals: the powerhouse Dallas Mavericks versus the underdog Miami Heat. The Heat had some great talent

Politics

Overtown’s Beautification Team improves both sidewalks and people

A program funded by the city of Miami employs members of the community to maintain and landscape the historic Overtown

Election workshop held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

About two dozen people – including FIU students, FIU professors, and professionals  – gathered at the Biscayne Bay Campus last

Learning how to be a foster parent in South Dade

Prospective foster parents met at the South Dade Regional Library on Tuesday evening to talk to experts from Our Kids

Noticias

North Miami marcha en contra de la violencia doméstica

Linda Smith fue una de las aproximadamente 100  personas que, en vez de descansar un sábado, se levantó en el

Se acerca el fin del país de los inmigrantes

Los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS) ya no se refieren al país como "una nación de

Festival de música en protesta contra Ortega

Cientos de nicaragüenses se reunieron en un festival musical en Miami para recaudar fondos para sus coterráneos refugiados en Costa

FEATURED COLUMNIST

Opinion: Sports betting is destroying fantasy sports

Just two weeks ago, I was invited to play the role of commissioner at a fantasy football draft party among my friends. I chose not to participate in the league this year because it involved having to pay a wager.

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Florida Believe it Or Not

  • Brown Squirrel (Photo by Pixabay.com)

Florida Believe it or Not: Florida Man cuts off ex’s new boyfriends penis; Ocala woman sets underwear rack on fire; Woman removed from plane for bringing “emotional support squirrel”

Although Floridians don't experience the eerie bare trees and the crunch of dead leaves at this time of year, we continue to have weird news that takes a dark turn. A Tallahassee man was charged

Florida Believe it or Not: Maintenance worker finds skeletal remains; Mysterious man in suit sets Hollywood home’s door on fire; Customers warm up urine in store owner’s microwave

As the spooky season descends on the Sunshine state, it brings the eeriest behaviors out of Floridians. With Halloween right around the corner, here is this week’s bizarre roundup of news that were more tricks than treats:

Florida Believe it or Not: Elderly woman scares intruder with dentures; A wife hits her husband with vacuum cleaner attachment; A sheriff’s deputy is served bleach in his burrito

The beginning of October marks the start of the Halloween season, falling leaves and mischievous behavior. As fall continues, Florida remains undefeated in having the most bizarre and amusing news with an elderly women using dentures as a scare

Event Calendar

FEMBRA Fashion Show

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

South Florida Seafood Festival

October 20 @ 11:00 am - October 21 @ 7:00 pm

Coral Gables Hispanic Heritage Festival

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - October 21 @ 9:00 pm

Conversation on virtual and augmented reality

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

“Prince of Salsa” Luis Enrique Live

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Women RUN Wynwood 5K Run

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Doral Food and Wine Festival

November 10 @ 8:00 am - November 11 @ 5:00 pm

Arts & Culture

Davie thrift store raises money for animals 

The manager of a thrift store in Davie is approaching her 10th year raising  funds for abused and abandoned animals.       Helping Animals Thrift is owned by Stacey Sherman, a women who says she loves

  • Brianna speaks with Durene Wilson on one of the mobile music stages in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018. (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)
  • Several troupe groups compete to be the most cheerful in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018. (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)
  • Several troupe groups compete to be the most cheerful in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018 (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)

Miami Broward Carnival [Photo Essay]

The latest iteration of Miami Broward Carnival had its 34th annual party earlier this month. The Oct. 7 celebration showcased Caribbean diversity

South Florida Access: Stefi Chacon from “El Zol”

In the second installment of South Florida Access, Camila Insuasti speaks with Stefi Chacon from "El Zol" 106.7 Miami’s #1 Latin variety radio

Music

  • Musical married duo, Tony Smurphio and Cuci Amador, film a documentary exploring their roots in Cuba (photo creds by Jayme Gershen)

Afrobeta, Miami-based duo, competes in filmmaking competition

Afrobeta, an electro-funk duo based in Miami, is exploring their Cuban heritage via a documentary its makers are attempting get

  • Royal Caribbean singers and dancers on the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship. (Image via Fickr)

Royal Caribbean performers sweat it out at BBC

Aerial studios. Vocal rooms. A 20,000-square-foot costume-making facility. Royal Caribbean performers can be found training behind the doors of a

South Florida Access: Native American brothers bring home MTV music award

The inaugural episode of South Florida Access features two MTV Video Music Award winning musicians from the Seminole Tribe of Florida: Spencer

Food & Dining

  • Margie Pikarsky, founder of Bee Haven and the main organizer of the event, talks to attendees. (SFNS/Steven Guilen)

GrowFest festival takes over Homestead

On Saturday and Sunday, Redland’s Fruit & Spice Park hosted its sixth annual GrowFest festival. The festival, said organizers, focused

  • A dog receives a meal from his owners. (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Doral restaurant extends welcome to often-ignored members of family [Video]

A Doral restaurant is catering to a new breed of diners with its special “Woof Menu,” designed for canines who can

  • Cameron Baird in his Gaiji Taiyaki Stand (Photo provided by Gaijin Taiyaki)

A couple sells Japanese treat with American twist – people can’t get enough

In an ordinary kitchen in Deerfield Beach, a husband-wife duo bakes a traditional Japanese snack with a delicious American twist. They