Home / News (page 3)

News

Aris Papadopoulos, Julie Rochman and Dr. Richard Olson at the premiere of "Built to Last?" (Photo by: Steven Guillen)

FIU screens documentary on sustainable housing for natural disasters

Florida International University hosted the premiere of “Built to Last? Saving our Homes in the Age of Disasters” Wednesday at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus. The documentary focuses on sustainable infrastructure and how architectural innovations can mitigate the harm caused by natural disasters. The film was inspired by “Resilience—The Ultimate Sustainability,” a book written by Aris Papadopoulos, FIU’s Extreme Events ...

Read More »
Rescue & Release Coordinator Douge Giraldo releasing the Great White Heron at Pelican Harbor (Photo provided by Christopher Boykin)

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 wing. Acosta said Great White ...

Read More »
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 ...

Read More »
Students on stage protesting gun violence (Photo by: Alexandra Yun)

Students from Broward high schools stage event in Miramar 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 the speech and debate team ...

Read More »
Cameron Baird in his Gaiji Taiyaki Stand (Photo provided by Gaijin Taiyaki)

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 Gil South Florida News Service ...

Read More »
Jesse Scheckner (Courtesy Jesse Scheckner)

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 Editor Maria Gil received a ...

Read More »
Students and faculty gathered at the The Ratcliffe Art + Design Incubator (Photo by: Alondra Bodden)

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 the resources and space needed ...

Read More »
Left to Right: Rosa Flores and Mike Jachles (Photo by Victoria Salas/SFNS)

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 News Service @SFNS_News • Facebook • Instagram Mike Jachles, ...

Read More »
Left to right: Principal Michael Castellano Michael Castellano, student attendee, Commissioner Iris A. Siple (Photo by Maria Fernanda Zarate)

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 17 at the Charles F. ...

Read More »
Some of the artwork presented by Isaei "Zeek" Mathias (Photo by: Alexandra Yun)

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. Riggs and Haiti Consul General ...

Read More »

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)