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The Banana Flambé French Toast was the featured dish at La Fresa Francesa's fundraiser to help Hurricane Irma victims in Key West on Sept. 17. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

Local businesses come together for hurricane relief

Within the last few weeks, businesses nationwide have come together to provide aid for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. In South Florida, two small businesses stood out in making a difference. On Sept. 3, La Fresa Francesa, a French restaurant in Hialeah, started to help by conducting a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Along with Councilman Paul ...

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ZUMBA

Zumba con propósito

Los desastres naturales han sido sin duda protagonistas de este año 2017, pero también lo ha sido la voluntad y la buena fe de las personas a las comunidades afectadas por las inclemencias del clima y los movimientos telúricos. Muchísimos eventos para recaudar fondos a beneficio de las víctimas de  las  catástrofes de este año se han llevado a cabo ...

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A mountain scene available as part of the "Scenic Room" project at the Dade Correctional Institution. (Photo courtesy Florida Department of Corrections)

“Scene Room” project aims to calm inmates with natural setting — indoors

The Florida Department of Corrections has recently launched the “Scenic Room” project at Dade Correctional Institution. Spokeswoman Ashley Cook said the project is an out-of-cell room, that allows inmates to immerse themselves in a nature-like environment. Inmates participate by request. “Inmates are able to choose from a variety of images, like, beaches, mountains, and desert settings, and listen to the sounds that ...

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Red spray paint reading "Operation Condor" is on a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Natalie Sarracino / SFNS)

An Argentinian wades into #FreeVenezuela with a Maduro-themed mural

A red, yellow and blue Venezuelan flag stretches from one end of the wall to the other. Seven stars overlay the blue strip. On the left side is a skull-like depiction of current Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, while on the right side is the hashtag #FreeVenezuela. Located in Wynwood at the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 1st Place, ...

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Dynamic Message Signs, like this one mounted over the northbound Turnpike in Miami Dade County, are used through Florida. And, without exception, they display English only. (Jesse Scheckner / SFNS)

Miami Dade electronic highway signs: English only

Though Miami-Dade County is home to the nation’s largest Cuban, Colombian, Honduran and Peruvian communities, one would never know it by reading the electronic signs on the highways. Close to 1 million signs are spread throughout the county to “assure the safe and efficient flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic,” according to the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the ...

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