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A billboard in Naples seeking information about Sophie Reeder, who has been missing from Fort Lauderdale since May 20. (Photo courtesy John Rode/GCR)

Human trafficking non-profit to hold fundraiser in Fort Lauderdale

A human trafficking and missing children nonprofit, launched this summer, is having its first fundraiser in Broward County later this week. The event, scheduled for Oct. 25 at the Bull Market in Fort Lauderdale, is for Global Children’s Rescue. John Rode, a founder of GCR and a former undercover narcotics agent, said he and his co-founders have been working on rescues for some ...

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Latte art. (Image via Wikicommons)

Brewing Buddha in Pinecrest weathers the storm

Jordan Athos stood at an industrial register on a recent Wednesday at the Brewing Buddha Café and Arthouse in Pinecrest. Just a few months earlier Brewing Buddha opened its doors, unaware that it would have to close them almost immediately due to Hurricane Irma. “It made me feel very vulnerable when I heard Irma was coming to town,” said Athos. ...

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

Tow truck driver faces down Irma aftermath

A 43-year-old man, who said his job as a tow truck driver can be scary, tough and dangerous, but added the most difficult situation he’s ever dealt with was not being able to talk to his family after Hurricane Irma. Michael Gonzalez said his job is not easy. Not only does it require manual labor, but it also requires for him to ...

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A Bass Pro Shop. (Image via Wikipedia)

Smiles and handguns: Greeter at Bass Pro Shops talks about her job

Crowds of shuffling faces passed by Adilen Gutierrez as she placed an order for a tall iced coffee from the barista at Starbucks in Dolphin Mall. She wore a dark green, buttoned-down shirt with a Bass Pro Shops patch. She was on break from an unusual, but vital, job: greeting customers entering the store and checking their weapons. A table ...

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Juan Diego Amado (Photo courtesy Amado)

Exiled in South Florida, restless Venezuelan activist heads to PR

A Venezuelan activist, living in exile in South Florida, is going to Puerto Rico to help victims of Hurricane Maria, saying if he can’t help his countrymen, he wants to help someone. In a small townhouse located on a dark street in the city of Doral, where other six people live, Juan Diego Amado spends his days lying in bed ...

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The scene at Pinch Me Gastropub (Nicholas Poblete / SFNS)

“Lawyers to the Rescue” serves up Puerto Rico relief

At Pinch Me Gastrobar and Market in Coral Gables on a recent Monday, guests received a bowl of paella and a glass of Pinot Grigio in exchange for a donation of $25 or more for Puerto Rico relief. Carolyn de Moya was collecting the donations and her paella got cold. She had been too busy gathering money and greeting guests. ...

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