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Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (Courtesy of the establishment)

Eats, sips and treats on this Fourth of July

Fourth of July is a day of fireworks, patriotism and plenty of food and drinks. From happy hour to full-course meals, the Miami nightlife is not holding back. Take a look at what the city has to offer on this special holiday. By Steven Guillen South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Eats With unlimited options and endless variety, it’s not just backyard ...

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City of Miami fireworks (Courtesy of the city)

Places to go for Fourth of July for FREE

Celebrate your Independence Day with friends and family at some of these South Florida hotspots! You’ll find games, music and live entertainment at all of these events, and most of them are FREE!   The Biltmore Hotel Bring a blanket, throw a football around and enjoy the music and food trucks available to guests on the golf course around the Biltmore ...

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Boteco hosts Brazil vs Mexico. (Photo by: Nick Rodriguez)

Brazil vs Mexico live from a local Brazilian restaurant

Final: Fans celebrate as Brazil wins 2-0. 90+2: Brazil leads by two with four minutes left of extra time and fans are on the edge of their seats.                                                        88th: Brazil doubles the lead with ...

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Tips to keep your Fourth of July from being a dud!

Happy Birthday, America! It is going to be the Fourth of July soon, so it’s time to set up the barbecue, eat some apple pie (or whatever pie you really crave for), and enjoy the fireworks show. Whether you are going to a beach to see them or are setting some up yourself, there are precautions you should know and ...

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Medical Marijuana and the Sunshine State (Art by: Steven Guillen)

How will medical marijuana fare in Florida? A closer look at the industry

In 2016, Florida voters voted YES on Amendment 2, making medical marijuana legal in the Sunshine State. From the first marijuana drive-thru to ruling against the unconstitutional ban on smokable weed, Florida’s newest green industry is growing. As the industry matures, here’s a breakdown of medical marijuana in the United States. By Steven Guillen South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram   ...

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Camper Julie pets a therapy llama at the Florida session in Lake Wales. The organization declined to provide her last name. (Photo courtesy of Randy Anderson)

Evangelical group provides summer camp opportunity for disabled people

A South Florida father said the work of an evangelical Christian nonprofit, which offers camping experiences to disabled children and adults, has made a real impact on his daughter’s life. “We appreciate all the work they are doing,” said Wayne Hocking. “Soleil had the best time I can ever remember. She literally did not stop smiling until she went to ...

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A dog receives a meal from his owners. (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Doral restaurant extends welcome to often-ignored members of family

A Doral restaurant is catering to a new breed of diners with its special “Woof Menu,” designed for canines who can now join their owners for dinner at the partially open-air establishment.   Dog owners who frequent the high-end restaurant are delighted to find that instead of taking “doggie-bags” home to their pets, they can select entrees from a custom-made ...

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Libreria Impacto’s sign reads, “ser culto para ser libre,” which translates to “be cultured to be free.” (Photo by: Ismery Pavon)

Spanish-language bookstores find niche on Eighth Street

Of the nine Spanish-language bookstores in Miami-Dade County, a third are a few miles of one another on Southwest Eighth Street. Libreria Impacto is in the 7100 block, Libreria San Pablo & St. Paul is in the 5800 block and Libreria Cristiana Nissi is in the 2000 block. Belia Barrera, a Miami resident, said it makes sense for Spanish-language bookstores ...

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Juan Pedro Moreno and model and entrepreneur Valeria Mazza (Photo by: Isabell Vasquez)

Miami Fashion Week talk addresses importance of embracing digital revolution

At the Miami Fashion Week Summit this past weekend at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus, one of the talks focused on how the digital landscape is changing the fashion industry. At the “The Impact of the Digital Revolution on Fashion Business Sustainability” talk, Juan Pedro Moreno, president of the marketing agency Accenture for Spain, Portugal and Israel, explained how ...

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(Left to Right) Carmela Osorio and Valeria Mazza (Photo by Kristen Torres)

Young fashion designer promotes consumer responsibility at Miami Fashion Week

A Venezuelan fashion designer and activist took the stage at Miami Fashion Week to dig into the dark side of fast fashion and marginalized women, and gave tips for creating more socially conscious fashion. “I came here to follow that American Dream,” said Carmela Osorio Lugo. She studied fashion at Savanah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and won Council ...

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