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Yoga by the beach. (Image via Pixabay)

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 Adriana Finol South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Instagram• Facebook  ...

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Native Art

Native Art at the Cannonball [Video]

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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Elaborate face painting is a defining characteristic of dancers participating in the celebration of Dia de Los Muertos.

Dia de los muertos in Miami [Photo Essay]

History Miami Museum and the Mexican Consulate celebrated Dia de los Muertos on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican tradition that honors the dead through lively festivities. During the celebration, guests painted their own sugar skull and viewed an altar created by the Instituto Cultural de Mexico. Guests were also able to taste authentic Mexican food and ...

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South Florida Journalism Day helps students become better journalists [Video]

More than 450 high school students from Miami-Dade and Monroe counties participated in workshops, seminars and competitive contests during the 45th South Florida Journalism Day at Florida International University late last month. The all-day event at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus on Oct. 28 was put on by the Florida Scholastic Press Association with the help of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver ...

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The link between diet and headaches

There is nothing more frustrating than dealing with a headache. This pain can totally ruin your day. But in addition to traditional medicines, some natural alternatives are becoming more popular, including certain types of food. By Adriana Finol South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Instagram• Facebook  “Quinoa, spinach, egg, and pineapple are some of the foods we can consume in order to ...

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Next Door at C&I sign. (Courtesy of C&I)

C&I Studios and Brew Urban Café are creating an artistic outlet in Fort Lauderdale

In Sistrunk, a small neighborhood in Fort Lauderdale, workers at a marketing agency and a cafe say they are creating a new culture with a collaborative workspace. C&I Studios was established in 2006 in Washington D.C. and has spread to North Carolina, California and New York. In 2008, founding director Joshua Miller moved its headquarters to Fort Lauderdale. By Victoria Salas ...

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The Bass Museum (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

Grand reopening of Bass Museum

The Bass Museum of Art opened for the first time in two years on Sunday, offering free admission for the day. The museum went through a complete building transformation, officials said, deciding to focus its inaugural exhibition on contemporary artists reflecting the diversity in Miami Beach. Cameroonian artist Pascale Marthine Tayou created a “welcome wall” in which the word itself was featured ...

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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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An acoustic guitar (photo courtesy Public Domain Images)

Making it in the Magic City music world

Six local bands including Hometown Losers, Top Tier, Happy Hour, Stay for Tonight, and Harvey, came together to perform on Oct.13 at The Fish House where they shared their stories behind Miami’s local music scene. Stay for Tonight, a five-piece band with two vocalists, are in the final stages of releasing their debut single and describe themselves as a “mixed ...

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