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Seeking humans for “furrever” homes in North Miami Beach

Dayle Fragin held a three-dog leash in a tight grip on a recent Saturday as she talked to a child petting the salt-and-pepper Schnauzer at her side. She has six at home, all of which she’s adopted from the Humane Society’s Adoption Clinic in North Miami Beach. After retiring from her job as a Liberty City middle school teacher, Fragin ...

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Jazz duo Davis and Dow performing at the 2016 Summer Cabaret Concert Series in the Deering Estate’s historic Stone House Ballroom. They play this year on July 22. (Photo provided by the Deering Estate.)

Jazz master Hal Roland kicks off Deering Estate Summer Cabaret Concert Series

A Palmetto Bay musical tradition is returning to the Deering Estate with a performance by a South Florida jazz veteran, county officials announced. On June 17, keyboardist, vocalist and steel pan player Hal Roland will kick off the historical archeological and environmental preserve’s annual Summer Cabaret Concert Series with a solo live performance. This is the first of three monthly ...

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Cuban native helps fellow Spanish speakers prep for U.S. citizenship test

Every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m., the North Miami Beach Public Library offers a free class to help people prepare for the American citizenship test. At the head of the class stands Cuban-native teacher, Yalilys “Lily” Pérez. She came to Miami in 2006 and became a citizen on 2012. “I know what the whole process is like, which is very difficult ...

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Attendees at the Haitian Heritage Month in North Miami. (Photo by Briana Boone / SFNS)

North Miami celebrates Haitian Flag Day at MOCA

Haitian flags flew high in North Miami as the city celebrated Haitian Heritage Month with several cultural events at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The city-sponsored happenings at the museum in May, located on the corner of Northeast 125th Street and Northwest 8th Avenue, included musical performances and Haitian vendors serving food native to several regions of Haiti. Themed “No ...

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Sweetwater cops fundraising for disabled services organization

Off-duty Sweetwater police officers are serving customers at the Texas Roadhouse on Flagler Street Tuesday evening from 4-10 p.m. as part of the department’s second annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser. The event is part of Sweetwater Police Department’s “community oriented policing” initiative, said Manuel Saavedra, a neighborhood resource officer. Officers are paired with servers, he said, and tips received by cops go to ...

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Unbranded looks to buzz things up in Hialeah

After homebrewing for 11 years, a beer enthusiast from Houston said he believes now is the perfect time for a brewery to open in Hialeah. Zachary Swanson, founder and owner of Unbranded Brewery Co., hopes to launch the city’s first brewery in its burgeoning Leah Arts District in late 2018. “I think the people of Hialeah really want something like ...

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Sweetwater City Hall. (Photo courtesy Miami Herald)

Three newcomers win seats on Sweetwater commission, two incumbents defeated

In a shakeup Tuesday at Sweetwater City Hall, three newcomers were elected to the city commission, one current member discarded her “interim” tag and two incumbents lost their seats. David Borrero won the Group One seat while Marcos Villanueva, Joniel Diaz and Cecilia Holtz-Alonso received voters’ nods for the Group Two, Three and Four seats, respectively. Holtz-Alonso, the interim commissioner ...

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Nine running for four seats on Sweetwater Commission

Three incumbents and six challengers are looking to fill four seats on the Sweetwater Commission during the city’s election on Tuesday. Group One Both Group One commission candidates, David Borrero and Isidro Ruiz, are running for the first time. Borrero, a three-year resident, believes his direct experience with city government makes him the right candidate. He said got his start ...

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Millennials continue to strive for independence [Video]

As the days go by, it gets increasingly harder for millennials to find their independence. Living under their parent’s roof has become the norm despite their age. According to a ABODO’s analysis of U.S Census data it has been reported that 34.1% of millennials nationwide are still living with their parents. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach Florida have ...

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Nature and a mural near the Wynwood Walls interact. (Photo by Luis Centeno / SFNS)

Scenes of Wynwood [Photo essay]

Known as the art and cultural center of Miami, the neighborhood of Wynwood is filled with art galleries, shops and — most famously — murals. Photographer Luis Centeno walked around the area to capture the scenes that make the area such a vibrant and interesting place.

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