Local watercolor artist receives publishing deal by chance

When Ethan M. Aldridge, a 26-year-old watercolor illustrator residing in Wilton Manors, Florida, began posting his webcomic on Tumblr, he was only trying to keep himself busy. At the time he was waiting for the final edits of a book he illustrated for author and motivational speaker, Simon Sinek. Little did he know, his side-project

2018-04-22T17:07:57+00:00 April 21st, 2018|Arts & Culture, News|

“Bunker” in Coral Gables a point of historical and cultural convergence

Looking at it now, the bunker seems smaller, less imposing—far from the edifice I’d held in my mind’s eye since I last saw it 14 years ago. Now knee-deep in vegetative overgrowth, amid the staccato chirring of grassland insects, my reunion with this strange Cold War relic feels almost anticlimactic. By Jesse Scheckner South Florida

Beautifully Human: How two photographers are positively impacting Miami’s homeless

Two photographers are using the power of the internet to help feed, clothe and raise awareness about Miami's homeless population. In December 2016, Cheo Sobalvarro went to a photowalk with Igers Miami, an Instagram photo group, where he met Robert, a homeless man who declined to give his last name. Sobalvarro said talking to Robert

2018-04-17T11:47:41+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Arts & Culture, News, Video/Audio|

North Miami Beach Magical History Tour engages residents

Citizens of North Miami Beach had the opportunity to learn about historic places and artifacts in their city on the Magical History Tour, a free bus outing on Sunday, April 8.    By Nicholas Rodriguez South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram The tour, which ran from 1 to 4:30 p.m., used a school bus and two of North Miami Beach’s Parks and Recreational vans to depart from and return to the North Miami Beach

2018-04-09T16:28:09+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Education|

Third annual “Women in Communication” conference at BBC set for April 5

Florida International University’s Lilian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication is holding its third annual national conference, “Women in Communication: Moving Ahead,” this Thursday, April 5, at the Bicayne Bay Campus’ Wolfe University Center.  The conference was planned in accordance with FIU's Diversity Week, which more than 20- events between Friday, March 30, to Sunday, April 8.  

2018-04-05T11:29:56+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Education, News|

Miami unveils sign honoring Martin Luther King Jr. a day before the 50th anniversary of his murder

The City of Miami unveiled a new sign Tuesday on the southwest corner of 62nd Street and Northwest Sixth Avenue to commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago tomorrow.    The sign, located by the I-95 ramp on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, depicts King and features two phrases: “Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere” and “The Dream Lives.”  By Gabriel Poblete South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Miami Chairman and District 5 Commissioner Keon

2018-04-05T09:53:55+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, News|

North Miami Beach to host sixth Magical History Tour on April 8

North Miami Beach’s Multi-Cultural Committee will host its sixth Magical History Tour, which gives citizens a great opportunity to learn more about the city they live in.   The free tour will take place on Sunday, April 8, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and use North Miami Beach’s trolley to depart from and return to the North Miami Beach Public Library at

2018-04-03T16:21:27+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Education, Lifestyle, News, Transportation|

Hispanics talk Latino stereotypes, raise humorous contrasts

As we all know, South Florida is rich in Hispanic culture, especially in Miami. The city and its many neighborhoods—Bayside, Wynwood and South Beach, to name a few—are often filled with the smell of arroz con frijoles or empanadas and the sounds of salsa music and accents from all over Central and South America. By

2018-04-03T12:36:17+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle, Video/Audio|

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,

2018-04-05T09:47:26+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Pickups, Video/Audio|

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.

2018-03-29T14:57:40+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Arts & Culture, Lifestyle|