Local wildlife rescue provides care for rare, injured bird

Earlier this month a local Miami wildlife rehabilitation center released a rare Great White Heron, its tenth in nearly four decades, after nursing it back to health. Yaritza Acosta, a manager at the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, said the rare heron was found in Key Biscayne, wet and unable to stand with a bloody right

2018-06-05T20:33:59+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Enviroment, News|

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|

Broward high schoolers stage event about school shootings

Students from various Broward high schools gathered Friday night at the Miramar Cultural Center to address the school shootings in Parkland and Santa Fe, Texas. Poets, singers and debaters took part in Broward Speaks, an event that channeled the Never Again movement through the arts. Amy Nguyen, a 17-year-old junior who is a member of

2018-08-05T18:03:18+00:00 May 28th, 2018|News, Parkland, Public Safety|

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|

Former SFNS editor wins Hearst Award for bridge collapse coverage

A spring graduate has received a Hearst Award -- the equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize in college journalism --  for breaking news coverage of the Florida International University bridge collapse, the first such prize for the school in two decades. Jesse Scheckner, the managing editor of SFNS during the spring semester, won first place for his coverage. Current Training

2018-08-09T15:43:39+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Award Winners, Business, News, Pickups|

Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator opens at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

Florida International University’s newest facility at Biscayne Bay Campus held its grand opening Wednesday evening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The Philip E. and Carole R. Ratcliffe Foundation Inc., and FIU’s College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts (CARTA)  partnered up for  The Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator, a facility offering FIU art and design students

2018-05-23T15:24:08+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Education, News|

Governor’s Hurricane Conference features workshop on the importance of social media in reporting

The 32nd annual Governor's Hurricane Conference was held May 13 through the 18 at the Palm Beach Convention Center, offering various workshops and training sessions for disaster recovery tactics. Among the workshops was a session focusing on social media's vital role in Network TV's coverage of last year's major hurricanes. By Victoria Salas South Florida

2018-05-23T12:32:52+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Education, Enviroment, News|

Pembroke Pines Commissioner hosted presentation educating families growing up in digital world

Pembroke Pines Commissioner Iris Siple hosted a free showing of the award-winning documentary “Screenagers.” as part of an initiative to inform parents and students about the dangers of growing up in a world filled with technology. The second in a series of presentations, the city held “Raising Positive Children: Growing Up In A Digital Age” May

2018-05-19T10:55:55+00:00 May 19th, 2018|Education, News, Public Safety|

Miramar holds exhibit showcasing Haitian culture

Miramar hosted its fourth annual Haitian Heritage Celebration May 17, featuring various works of art focused on the island nation and its people. Guests at the Miramar Cultural Center tried traditional food, listened to Caribbean music and checked out the paintings and photographs created by local artists. By Alexandra Yun South Florida News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Miramar Mayor Wayne Messam, Commissioner Darline B.

2018-05-23T13:41:25+00:00 May 18th, 2018|Arts & Culture, News|

FIU’s risk assessment laboratory tests ecotox all around us

Graduate student Abraham Smith studies the stressors on organisms in the environment and gives researchers a better understanding of ecotoxicology. Under the Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment program (CREST), Dr. Rand and Dr. Crowl conduct tests of chemical and temperature stressors such as UV light and copper. By Orianna Cardoza South Florida News Service

2018-05-17T15:53:34+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Enviroment, News, Public Safety, Video/Audio|