Home / Lifestyle



Kendall Indian Hammocks Park has a skating oasis in its heart

Located almost precisely in the center of its 116.5 acres, Kendall Indian Hammocks Park contains one of less than a handful of skate facilities in Miami-Dade County open to all ages and skill levels. Every day, skateboarders, inline skaters and BMX bikers converge on the 14,000-square-foot fenced-in area to sharpen their skills on concrete ramps, halfpipes, elevated surfaces and staircases. ...

Read More »

Local Fort Lauderdale church turned cinema has a rich history

In downtown Fort Lauderdale, squeezed between a courthouse and parking garage in the shadows of towering skyscrapers, stands a little white church. This church does what others cannot: stand against the test of time and the encroachment of new development. The 1926 Great Miami Hurricane, brought death and destruction to many parts of South Florida. The cyclone leveled homes, businesses, ...

Read More »

Tattoo enthusiasts unite to fight Lyme disease

Lauren Lovejoy had spent over a year bedridden, under the care of her parents. She’d seen more than 60 medical practitioners who’d diagnosed her with psychosomatic issues or generalized anxiety. Some said she wasn’t sick at all. None had been able to diagnose her with what she really had: Lyme disease. By Janel Rizzo South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram Lovejoy, who’d worked in a ...

Read More »

French Embassy’s new festival spotlights Carribean art, brings famed politician

Over the March 1-4 weekend, francophones from around the world convened in Miami to celebrate the French Antilles and other regions of the Carribean at the inaugural Tout-Monde Festival.   The festival’s namesake comes from Martinique poet and philosopher Edouard Glissant’s concept of the tout-monde, which translates to “whole world.  By Gabriel PobleteSouth Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Founded by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy ...

Read More »
Las Olas Cap Arts Image

Las Olas Capital Arts holds reception for environmental artist and Haiti benefactor, Phoenix

On March 1, 2018, Las Olas Capital Arts hosted the opening reception exhibiting the work of environmental photographer, Phoenix. Las Olas Capital Arts, founded by Jodi-Jeffreys-Tanner, selects artists to display and sell their artwork in the Las Olas Capital Advisors office for a four-month period. The artists keep 100 percent proceeds from sales. Phoenix said she will donate part of her ...

Read More »

Softball player Kelley Montalvo brings her personal and pro experience to Barry University

This story originally ran in December 2017 on MiamiStories.net. When she was five, Kelley Montalvo dropped her gymnastics and piano lessons and picked up a ball and a glove. That’s when it all started. Now 30, Montalvo has acheived what many pro players, men and women, can only wish to accomplish–from being one of the top high school recruits in the nation and ...

Read More »
Demonstration at Kidz Kitchen (Photo: Jaylin Hawkins)

SOBE Fest Kidz Kitchen recap

On Feb. 24, as part of Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival, the Badia Spices’ Fun and Fit as a Family Featuring Goya Foods Kidz Kitchen was held at the Philip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Downtown Miami.   The two-day event included live demos, hands on opportunities and book signings by celebrity chefs including, Food Network Chef ...

Read More »
serge mural

Little Haiti artist says his new mural is for the community–and those who threaten it

Little Haiti artist Serge Toussaint’s latest mural is for and about his home, but according to him, it’s also for those who threaten to hurt it.   The three-part mural, “Smile Lil’ Haiti,” is meant to serve as a beacon of pride for the community and a warning to developers who want to wipe out its culture.   Its first part features a cameraman wearing a Haitian flag T-shirt recording onlookers on a beach. Flanking him are words written in red. “Smile,” it says ...

Read More »

Bites on the Beach highlights include key to the city, Smash Mouth and more than 30 top chefs

Giada De Laurentiis received a key to City of Miami Beach from Mayor Dan Gelber Thursday night at Barilla’s Italian Bites on the Beach, one of many events occurring this weekend at the 17th annual Food Network and Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival (SOBEWFF).  “There’s nothing like Miami anywhere,” she said. “And you know I love Italy, but there is something very special in this town.”   De Laurentiis hosts Food ...

Read More »

Charlamagne Tha God talks education, individuality and modern opportunities at FIU lecture

Radio personality Charlamagne Tha God encouraged college students to  create their own opportunities by emphasizing individuality, ongoing education and technology in a lecture Thursday evening at Florida International  University’s Biscayne Bay Campus. The 39-year-old New York Times Best Selling author and host of the nationally syndicated morning radio show, “The Breakfast Club,” was a guest speaker at FIU’s Student Government Association Lecture Series for Black History Month.  The event, held in the Wolfe University Center Ballrooms, was free ...

Read More »