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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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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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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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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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Emmanuel Osmann walks the stage with his models and thanks the audience. Photo by (Adrian Nones-Newman / SFNS)

The best of the Miami Fashion Week MDC runway

See the best Miami Fashion Week had to offer on the runway on May 31, 2018. By Adrian Nones-Newman South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]    

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One of many empty storefronts along Miracle Mile (Photo by: Marlene Fisher)

Coral Gables launches events to draw back visitors and new business prospects after delayed construction project

A series of pop-up galleries and events in the Miracle Mile area of Coral Gables, designed to bring back shoppers who avoided the area during a lengthy construction project is having little to no impact, say business owners. The Streetscape project — which blocked off roads and sidewalks along Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue — began in July 2016 and ...

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Ken Davidoff on stage at the 50th anniversary of the Miami Pop Festival (Photo by Lukas Alzate)

HistoryMiami celebrates iconic rock ‘n’ roll festival with renowned photographer and Jimi Hendrix’s Brother

HistoryMiami Museum hosted the 50th anniversary of the Miami Pop Festival on May 19. The museum exhibited photographs taken by Ken Davidoff during the festival in May 1968. Special guest included Leon Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix brother. Ken Davidoff photographed Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and other legendary rock artists of that era. He revealed a never-before-seen set of pictures that detailed ...

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Centro Kislak Exhibition (Photo by: Irwin Guevara)

New center at Freedom Tower brings pre-Columbian artifacts to Miami

The Kislak Center opened its doors Sunday at Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower, showcasing a gallery of books, manuscripts, documents and artifacts from the early, pre-Columbian Americas. Courtesy of the Jay I. Kislak Foundation, the displays are valued at approximately $30 million by the Library of Congress. By Irwin Guevara South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram “They are magnificent objects,” said ...

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