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Little Free Library comes to Aventura Mall

The Little Free Library, with its iconic birdhouse look, recently made its way to the Aventura Mall, giving shoppers access to the free book exchange. One patron said it is heaven. Janoy Fuentes said he loves to read and thinks this is a great way to get people involved. “It’s cool because they have locations everywhere, so you go on ...

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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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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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Different types of beers. (Image via Wikicommons)

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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A young woman in bikini blows a kiss at the camera. (Photo by Luis Centeno / SFNS)

Ultra Music Festival 2017 [Photo gallery]

The Ultra Music Festival descended on Miami 24-26 in Bayfront Park, bringing in people from all over the world. Though the popularity of the event has an international audience, they all have one thing in common: colorful costumes. The stranger the costumes, the better. From ballerinas and teddy bears, to tie-dyed t-shirts and bikinis, nothing is too outrageous. Inside, revelers ...

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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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[Video] CHAT Miami reveals cultural history through tourism

The Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism is a network of tour operators, attractions and small businesses offering educational and interactive walking and bus tours of cultural, historical and urban contemporary experiences in Miami’s heritage communities and the Greater Miami area. Stephanie Jones, president of CHAT Miami, and a couple members speak about the importance of this service to these communities ...

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Isabella Menendez (left) and Laura Guerra-Lopez (right) after a Saturday training. (Courtesy photo)

Two teens from Kendall to serve as Miami Open ball persons

After four weeks of training, two Kendall teenagers will get to work up close and personal with some of tennis’ biggest stars at the Miami Open. Best friends Isabella Menendez, 14, and Laura Guerra-Lopez, 15, trained once a week for five hours at Key Biscayne’s Crandon Park Tennis Center before being selected as two of the 400 ball persons needed ...

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Las Olas Art Festival Part II flyer (Photo via Art Festival)

Facebook Live at Las Olas Art Fair [Video]

Though art may be found in Wynwood or the nearest museum, you may not have the time to experience it. But today, managing editor Nyamekye Daniel talked to residents on March 4 at the 29th Annual Las Olas Art Fair [Part II] . Prepare to experience artwork ranging from ceramics, sculptures, jewels and paintings. Check out what she discovered:

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