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Left to Right: Rosa Flores and Mike Jachles (Photo by Victoria Salas/SFNS)

Governor’s Hurricane Conference features workshop on the importance of social media in reporting

The 32nd annual Governor’s Hurricane Conference was held May 13 through the 18 at the Palm Beach Convention Center, offering various workshops and training sessions for disaster recovery tactics. Among the workshops was a session focusing on social media’s vital role in Network TV’s coverage of last year’s major hurricanes. By Victoria Salas South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Mike Jachles, ...

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Left to right: Principal Michael Castellano Michael Castellano, student attendee, Commissioner Iris A. Siple (Photo by Maria Fernanda Zarate)

Pembroke Pines Commissioner hosted presentation educating families growing up in digital world

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Iris Siple hosted a free showing of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers.” as part of an initiative to inform parents and students about the dangers of growing up in a world filled with technology. The second in a series of presentations, the city held “Raising Positive Children: Growing Up In A Digital Age” May 17 at the Charles F. ...

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Some of the artwork presented by Isaei "Zeek" Mathias (Photo by: Alexandra Yun)

City of Miramar held a special art exhibit showcasing Haitian culture

The city of Miramar hosted its fourth annual Haitian Heritage Celebration at the Miramar Cultural Center showcasing various works of art featuring Haiti and its people on May 17. Guests had the opportunity to try traditional Haitian food and walk around the center observing the paintings and photographs created by local Haitian artists, while Carribean music played. By Alexandra Yun South ...

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Crowd at Yellow Green Market (Photo by Paola Alarcon)

A farmer’s market brings in thousands of people every weekend

Right off I-95, nestled between Sheridan and Taft Street, the Yellow Green Farmer’s Market is located right in the heart of South Florida. Offering 100,000 square feet of open space, the market houses more than 300 vendors selling everything from seasonal fresh foods to artisanal goods. Whether you’re in the market for organic herbal remedies, fresh fruits and vegetables, or ethnic ...

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Abraham Metellus in front of the tap tap (Photo by Kristen Torres)

Tap Tap: Little Haiti’s latest answer to tourism

As a contribution to Haitian Culture Month, an unveiling of Little Haiti’s newest tourist attraction took place at a Caribbean Marketplace May 12. The Little Haiti Cultural Complex (LHCC) developed the neighborhood’s very own Tap Tap bus, Haiti’s favored mode of transportation. Abraham Metellus, managing director of the complex, brought this project to life to bring more tourism to Little Haiti. ...

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AnastasiaMax performing at Cash Out, Fort Lauderdale (Photo by Lukas Alzate)

A local band formed by two siblings debuted their first EP

AnastasiaMax, a band formed by 15-year-old Anastasia and 19-year-old Maxamillion Brenner, hosted a release party in celebration of their debut album at Cash Only, a bar in Fort Lauderdale. With the help of Joshua Diaz, music producer and band member of KIDS, the siblings were able to create their EP The Haunt. AnastasiaMax will be going on tour across the ...

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Abraham Smith, FIU graduate student in his lab (Photo by Orianna Cardoza)

FIU’s risk assessment laboratory tests ecotox all around us

Graduate student Abraham Smith studies the stressors on organisms in the environment and gives researchers a better understanding of ecotoxicology. Under the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment program (CREST), Dr. Rand and Dr. Crowl conduct tests of chemical and temperature stressors such as UV light and copper. By Orianna Cardoza South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Ecotoxicology is something people ...

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Dog at Dog Dude Ranch (Photo by Elizabeth Soza)

A dog ranch in Miami — it is not what you expect

Dog owners going on vacation may feel a certain guilt in leaving their dogs in a kennel or at a “pet hotel,” or those who simply may not have enough time to walk their dogs daily. Located in Miami’s Horse Country, Dog Dude Ranch is a guilt-free solution for many dog owners. What makes Dog Dude Ranch unique and different from ...

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Panini sticker traders in front of Walgreens (Photo by Irwin Guevara/SFNS)

The World Cup Sticker Album brings soccer fans together

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to kick off June in Russia, which means the Panini World Cup Sticker Album is here. Filling the album is no small feat. By Irwin Guevara South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The United States Panini album has 682 stickers featuring soccer players, stadiums and more spread across 80 pages. The more sticker packs ...

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Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash

Cambio climático: una amenaza para la vida del océano

“El planeta está cambiando en su balance. Todo en el planeta está perfectamente diseñado para tener un balance, y los humanos no llegamos a entender que estamos empujándolo hacia un desequilibrio. Los que vamos a sufrir somos nosotros” afirmó la Dra. Valentina Caccia, científica marina especializada en oceanografía química y cambio climático, en el marco del Taller de Periodistas y ...

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