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Opinion: eSports is destroying traditional sports

About a month ago, I was slouched on my living room couch flipping through channels on my TV, desperate to find something to watch. That’s when I came across an interesting program on ESPN. It was an eSports gaming

The SoFlo Scoop: Ron DeSantis Florida’s next governor; Broward misses recount deadline; 18.5 tons of cocaine seized

Hello South Florida. Today is Friday Nov. 16. We are going to experience chilly weather. Miami will encounter a high of 77 and a low of 65. Broward will have a high of 76 and a low of 66.

GOP keeps eye on ballots in Broward [Video]

Supporters of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and governor, respectively, came to the Broward County election office on Nov. 12 to make sure ballots were counted fairly. Many also expressed anger toward Brenda Snipes,

Lifestyle & Sports

MTV Election After Party with The South Florida Access

Young voters and college students around South Florida crowded the MTV-transformed gym at Miami Dade College in Kendall after polls closed for the midterm election Tuesday night. The free event kicked off at 7 p.m., and was hosted by Liza

Ninth Annual Day of Dead celebration in Fort Lauderdale

The Ninth Annual Day of the Dead Festival was celebrated Friday in Fort Lauderdale by a widely diverse crowd. Although the tradition of Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos, owes its cultural

New Cuban musical details the struggles of the Cuban Revolution

“Havana Music Hall,” a new musical based on the Cuban Revolution, is now performing at Actor’s Playhouse on Miracle Mile. The show chronicles the story of a couple, Ramona and Rolando Calderon, as they begin to break into the

Videos & Podcasts

Off the Newsroom: Floridian mayhem and Netflix

Welcome to episode 14 of "Off The Newsroom," a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service, recapping the most important national news, what the infamous Florida Man has been up to as well as

GOP keeps eye on ballots in Broward [Video]

Supporters of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and governor, respectively, came to the Broward County election office on Nov. 12 to make sure ballots were counted fairly. Many also

Off the Newsroom: Elections abound!

Welcome to episode 13 of "Off The Newsroom," a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service, recapping the most important national news, what the infamous Florida Man has been up to as well as

Leap for Ladies: Voting on Amendment 4 [Video]

In the fourth episode of The South Florida Access, host Amanda Bazil speaks with Mahlia Lindquist, executive director of LEAP, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping incarcerated women transcend their past. She is also urging

Off the Newsroom: Pittsburgh shooting, Florida bombing, Podcast talking

Welcome to episode 12 of "Off The Newsroom," a weekly podcast produced by South Florida News Service, recapping the most important national news, what the infamous Florida Man has been up to as well as

Florida’s Amendments for Dummies [Video]

South Florida News Service presents "Amendments for Dummies," your crash course to the 12 amendments Floridians will be voting on this election cycle. Four of them are bundled, so it's important that voters pay

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Sports

Opinion: eSports is destroying traditional sports

About a month ago, I was slouched on my living room couch flipping through channels on my TV, desperate to find something

Opinion: The NBAs “one-and-done” rule needs to be destroyed

Watching college basketball has been one of America's favorite past times. March Madness, where the NCAA’s top schools compete in a tournament

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

Politics

The SoFlo Scoop: Ron DeSantis Florida’s next governor; Broward misses recount deadline; 18.5 tons of cocaine seized

Hello South Florida. Today is Friday Nov. 16. We are going to experience chilly weather. Miami will encounter a high

GOP keeps eye on ballots in Broward [Video]

Supporters of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis, the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate and governor, respectively, came to the Broward County

MTV Election After Party with The South Florida Access

Young voters and college students around South Florida crowded the MTV-transformed gym at Miami Dade College in Kendall after polls closed

Noticias

Shalala termina con el dominio cubanoamericano en un distrito clave

En el distrito 27 en Coral Gables, el martes 6 de Noviembre poco después de las 8 de la noche,

Enorme expectativa por el impacto del voto latino

Se espera que los hispanos tengan un gran impacto en las elecciones del hoy, 6 de noviembre. Pero qué tan

Halloween sobre ruedas

“En Miami la imaginación no tiene límites. Ví power rangers, ET, magos, superhéroes, de todo,”  dijo a SFNS Andrés Serna,

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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

  • An alligator floating in Florida's wild waters by Maine Coast and posted on Pixabay.

Florida Believe It or Not: Naked man arrested for punching a North Port Police K-9; Man is reunited with his $150,000 prosthetic arm; Man beats an alligator with a shovel

As Floridians prepare for the upcoming election, the Sunshine State can’t escape the weird news that happens each and every day. This week is no different. North Port Police arrested a man on Saturday when

Florida Believe it or Not: Mako sharks predict Florida’s election results, Two middle school girls plan a stabbing attack; America’s best restroom is in Florida

Floridian news somehow manage to always take a turn for the bizarre and unexpected. Things are never as they seem down here in the Sunshine State where we have a combination of allegedly murderous middle school girls, must-visit bathrooms

  • Brown Squirrel (Photo by Pixabay.com)

Florida Believe it or Not: Man cuts off penis of ex’s new boyfriend; 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

Event Calendar

Miami Book Fair

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 7:00 pm

NightGarden a Magical Light Spectacular

November 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - January 6, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

Lantern Light Festival

November 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 20, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

Deering Holiday Wonderland

December 1 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 9:00 pm

Parallel 18

December 1 @ 2:00 pm - December 15 @ 8:00 pm

Hearst Awards – Sports

February 5, 2019

Arts & Culture

MTV Election After Party with The South Florida Access

Young voters and college students around South Florida crowded the MTV-transformed gym at Miami Dade College in Kendall after polls closed for the

Ninth Annual Day of Dead celebration in Fort Lauderdale

The Ninth Annual Day of the Dead Festival was celebrated Friday in Fort Lauderdale by a widely diverse crowd.

New Cuban musical details the struggles of the Cuban Revolution

“Havana Music Hall,” a new musical based on the Cuban Revolution, is now performing at Actor’s Playhouse on Miracle Mile. The show

Music

Ninth Annual Day of the Dead celebration in Fort Lauderdale

The Ninth Annual Day of the Dead celebration in downtown Fort Lauderdale is happening today, Nov.

  • 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

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