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

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

2018-08-07T18:49:08+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Business, Lifestyle|

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

2018-06-26T23:59:34+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

Doral restaurant extends welcome to often-ignored members of family [Video]

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

2018-09-17T15:14:17+00:00 June 22nd, 2018|Food & Dining, Lifestyle, Video/Audio|

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

2018-06-18T19:28:21+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

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,

2018-06-05T21:07:56+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Education|

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

2018-06-05T13:48:36+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Education|

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 [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="3" exclusions="14,20,29,30,31,32,34,64,71" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="0" thumbnail_width="240" thumbnail_height="160" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="20" number_of_columns="0" ajax_pagination="0" show_all_in_lightbox="0" use_imagebrowser_effect="0" show_slideshow_link="0" slideshow_link_text="[Show slideshow]" order_by="sortorder" order_direction="ASC" returns="included" maximum_entity_count="500"]    

2018-06-05T12:27:05+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|

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 —

2018-05-29T22:43:51+00:00 May 29th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Business, News|

A couple sells Japanese treat with American twist – people can’t get enough

In an ordinary kitchen in Deerfield Beach, a husband-wife duo bakes a traditional Japanese snack with a delicious American twist. They sell out at every event. Taiyaki – literally “baked seabream” – is a beloved Japanese cake that imitates the shape of a red seabream fish and is usually filled with sweetened “azuki” beans. By Maria

2018-05-25T16:35:54+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Business, Food & Dining, Pickups|