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Fado Irish Pub in Mary Brickell Village (Courtesy of the resteraunt)

Predict World Cup results to win food and drinks at Brickell bar

In addition to rooting for their favorite countries competing in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, fans can also get involved in the Fado Big Cup Predictor. Hosted by Fado Irish Pub, the Big Cup Predictor allows fans to predict the final scores of every match. Predictions earn participants pub cash, which be redeemed for food and drinks. By Irwin Guevara ...

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Surfrider Miami informing the public with the bacterial pollution results. (Photo provided by: Spencer Ash, vice-chair of Surfrider Foundation's Miami Chapter)

Government and nonprofits provide public water quality status of Miami beaches and Biscayne Bay

Both government agencies and nonprofit organizations are working together this summer to test local beaches to ensure the water is safe for tourists and residents. Miami-Dade County currently has two types of water quality programs. The first one focuses on the Atlantic Ocean and the health of its beaches. The other tests water quality in Biscayne Bay. By Christina Garcia ...

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Burgess paddle boarding ( Photo provided by Bones Outfitters )

Florida woman to paddleboard from Cuba to Key West with hopes of breaking world record

A South Florida athlete from Fort Lauderdale will stand-up paddleboard from Cuba to Key West as she attempts to break the Guinness World Record. At 7 a.m. June 26, Victoria Burgess will begin her endeavor to paddleboard through 110 miles of open waters in less than 30 hours. Burgess’ personal goal is under 25 hours, she said. The current Guinness World ...

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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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Axe Throwing Society will be opening its doors August. (Photo courtesy of Axe Throwing Society)

Ax-throwing sports bar coming to South Florida

An assistant principal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is bringing the sport of ax throwing to Pompano Beach. Jeff Morford said Axe Throwing Society will be opening its doors August. Affiliated with the World Axe Throwing League, the facility will offer tournaments and event hosting, such as birthday parties or corporate retreats. “I’ve been working on this since December ...

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From left to right: Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, businessman Chris King, former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, and former U.S. Representative Gwen Graham speak during a gubernatorial debate ahead of the Democratic primary for governor(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, Pool)

Democratic candidates try to stand out during gubernatorial debate in Miramar

Large crowds turned up to the Democratic primary gubernatorial debate Tuesday evening at the Miramar Cultural Center to support their preferred governor candidates. The four candidates: former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Representative Gwen Graham and founder of Elevation Financial Group Chris King, debated on topics ranging from education and abortion to gun control. By ...

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Attendees marching in Hollywood Beach Boardwalk in honor of World Oceans Day (Photo by: Isabell Vasquez)

Large turnout in Hollywood for march focusing on ocean conservation

Thousands of citizens and visitors participated in the March for the Ocean in Hollywood Beach Boardwalk, marching alongside a marching band for approximately 2 miles. The march focused on creating environmental awareness through music, art and education.  Several non-profit organizations participated, including Surfrider Foundation, whose Broward chapter helped organize the event along with Free Our Seas. “For a few years ...

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Miami Beach filled with trash in February. (Photo by: Lou Lozada)

Local chapters from non-profit join national program to reduce plastic pollution

Concerned with the impact of plastic on Florida beaches, Surfrider chapters in Miami-Dade and Broward counties have joined a nationwide program aimed at reducing harmful trash on the shoreline. The Surfrider San Diego chapter started the Rise Above Plastics program in 2008, according to Caroline Canter, the chapter coordinator of Surfrider San Diego. Since then many chapters in the United ...

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The old Center for Women & Children in Wynwood (Photo by: Gabriel Poblete)

Miami Rescue Mission relocating its women & children’s center to bigger facility

Miami Rescue Mission’s Center for Women & Children is being moved to a larger facility to accommodate the growing number of single women and mothers seeking aid, said Lianner Navarro, the community development associate for the not-for-profit. The organization recently sold the 40-bed facility in Wynwood and is currently in the midst of transitioning to the larger one purchased almost ...

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(Photo by: Adrian Nones-Newman)

More millennials buying guns in wake of school shootings

Though the majority of gun owners are still older, the organizer of the state’s largest series of gun shows said millennials are buying firearms in increasing numbers. Khaled Akkawi is the owner of Shoot Straight, a chain of stores in Florida. “Yeah, actually we do see a lot more young people coming to purchase firearms,” he said. “The demographics are ...

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