Churchill’s Pub celebrates 39 years of variety

People from all over the world came to Churchill's Pub in Little Haiti to celebrate its 39th anniversary this week, taking part in the "8 Days of Churchill's" festival that boasted over a hundred band and art performances, local vendors, food trucks and mosh pits. Michael Friewald, an illustrator from

2018-10-18T09:38:26+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Lifestyle, Music, Photos, Potential Award Entries|

Where did the sand go?

Florida's main attraction -- its beaches -- are in danger of disappearing. In February 2017, Sen. Marco Rubio introduced the "Sand Acquisition, Nourishment and Development Act" or SAND Act in attempt to reverse the erosion issues on the Sunshine State's coastline. It would allow for the purchase of foreign sand, which is currently prohibited.

2018-08-24T11:55:16+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Business, Enviroment, News, Politics, Potential Award Entries|

More millennials buying guns in wake of school shootings [Video]

Though the majority of gun owners are still older, the organizer of the state’s largest series of gun shows said millennials are buying firearms in increasing numbers. Khaled Akkawi is the owner of Shoot Straight, a chain of stores in Florida. “Yeah, actually we do see a lot more young people coming to purchase firearms,”

FIU Ph.d student researches saltwater intrusion in the Everglades [Video]

Sea level rise is a growing problem in the South Florida community. It is a threat to drinking water aquifers and growing infrastructure, which makes it not only an environmental issue but also an economic and societal matter. Miami-Dade County’s drinking water comes from the Biscayne aquifer, which is located underneath the Everglades. Scientists are

2018-11-13T16:04:05+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Potential Award Entries, Video/Audio|

“Bunker” in Coral Gables a point of historical and cultural convergence

Looking at it now, the bunker seems smaller, less imposing—far from the edifice I’d held in my mind’s eye since I last saw it 14 years ago. Now knee-deep in vegetative overgrowth, amid the staccato chirring of grassland insects, my reunion with this strange Cold War relic feels almost anticlimactic. By Jesse Scheckner South Florida

A fair forgotten: Poor turnout during festival season has some questioning quality

A carnival worker sat on the tilt-a-whirl, smoking a cigarette, waiting on someone, anyone, to come and board the ride. On a breezy Sunday afternoon, the skies were clear and empty, much like the turnout at the 163rd Street Mall Fair. In the peak of festival season, turnout at the fair was poor. On Jan.

2018-10-09T11:20:54+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Potential Award Entries|

Documenting Miami’s homeless [Photos]

As Cheo Sobalvarro turned the corner on a recent afternoon, he noticed his friend Robert scribbling on a notebook. As he took out his camera and focused the lens, Robert looked up. “Hey Robert,” Sobalvarro said. “How are you doing, man?” Robert, who declined to give his last name, is a homeless man living on

Former Ranger helps fellow vets through firearms instruction [Video]

Transitioning out of the military and into the civilian world can be very difficult for many people. U.S. Army Ranger Jon Dufresne said he decided to help himself and other veterans by becoming a firearms instructor and consultant that focuses on his former comrades. -- Charlotte Alba, South Florida News Service   

2018-08-21T15:12:51+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Lifestyle, News, Politics, Potential Award Entries|