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The Sand Tribe meditates during class. (Adriana Finol/SFNS)

Sand Tribe lays it out in the sun

Two years ago, Shelly Tygielski decided to teach 12 friends, who were experiencing troublesome circumstances, how to meditate. Since then, over 13,000 people meet together each week and have created the “Sand Tribe” community. Tygielski is a student of the Shambhala Buddhist tradition and has a certificate in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. By Jessica Barrios South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • ...

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Native Art at the Cannonball

Members of the Native American community debuted an exhibit named Native Art at the Cannonball, a small studio space in Fort Lauderdale, on Nov. 16. At this opening event, the artists spoke about the relationships they have with their work. This exhibit is expected to run until December 28th and is available for viewing by appointment only. — Production by Victoria ...

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Derek Jeter and Mayor Francis Suarez share a laugh while handing out turkeys and potatoes.

Turkey giveaway at Marlin’s Park

The Miami Marlins held their 9th annual Thanksgiving Distribution last Friday. The invitation-only event held at Marlins Park was sponsored by Feeding South Florida and other organizations. One thousand pre-selected families were given turkeys and other thanksgiving dinner essentials. The Marlin’s new CEO and part-owner, Derek Jeter, and Miami’s newly elected mayor, Francis Suarez, helped distribute 10-pound turkeys, canned goods ...

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Miami Beach painter shares his gifts with special needs kids [Video]

A Miami Beach artist is giving new meaning to Painting with a Twist. Jose Salaicesart works at the instructional art venue. He said he looks beyond the wine and music and invites people of all ages, including those with special needs, to identify with art and express their true feelings. — Production by Paige Fleming; Editing by Catherine Guzman, South Florida ...

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A "Kindness Kit" that volunteers put together in Wynwood as part of "Do Good Week." (Elizabeth Soza/SFNS)

Do Good Week takes over Miami

Do Good Week, an initiative from UnitedHealthcare’s volunteer arm, completed its second year in Miami to great success, said organizers. The project by Do Good. Live Well. took place from Nov. 12 to 18 and featured numerous activities and events, all designed to spread kindness and encourage others to be good to one another. The initiative started with a social ...

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Los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria naval  G. Holmes Braddock marcharon  en el desfile . Foto: Carolina Morales Chataing

Un saludo a los veteranos

El décimo primera edición del Desfile Anual del día de los veteranos se celebró el pasado 11 de noviembre del 2017 en la ciudad de Miami Beach.  El evento contó con la presencia de carrozas, grupos veteranos y militares, bandas de escuelas, autos y un equipo de paracaidistas de alto vuelo. Por Carolina Morales Chataing South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Instagram• Facebook  ...

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Una caminata por la inclusión

Las limitaciones no existen para la mayoría de los participantes de la caminata  Miracle Walk, que se llevó a cabo el pasado 5 de noviembre en la Ciudad de Coral Gables, Florida. Es el caso de Valentina Guerrero, de solo 6 años quien, a su corta de edad, se convirtió en la primera niña con Síndrome de Down en salir ...

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Calli Bacon viajó desde Cape Coral en la
 costa oeste de Florida para realizarse su tatuaje número 20 durante la convención. Foto: María Fernanda Becerra

Un encuentro de decoradores de la piel

La primera edición de la Convención de Tatuajes de Miami se llevó a cabo del 10 al 12 de noviembre en el centro Mana en el barrio de Wynwood. La exposición contó con la presencia de cientos de tatuadores profesionales, venta de prendas de vestir y piezas de arte. Por María Fernanda Becerra South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Instagram• Facebook   

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White Cane Day at the Miami Lighthouse [Audio Slideshow]

On a bright and clear Sunday, hundreds of blind and visually impaired South Florida residents joined police escorts and supporters on a demonstrative walk through the city streets surrounding the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Visually Impaired. They were there for White Cane Day on Oct. 16, a nationally observed day designated for the achievements of people who are blind ...

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Suzanne Koptur – Plant Ecologist [Audio Slideshow]

Suzanne Koptur is a plant ecologist, conservation biologist and a professor at Florida International University. She studies the breeding systems of captive Milkweed Vines to better understand how they reproduce with one another. She self-pollinates them in the on-campus greenhouse. She strives to make people aware of the importance of interactions between plants and animals. — Janel Rizzo for Prof. Susan Jacobson — ...

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