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Jazz duo Davis and Dow performing at the 2016 Summer Cabaret Concert Series in the Deering Estate’s historic Stone House Ballroom. They play this year on July 22. (Photo provided by the Deering Estate.)

Jazz master Hal Roland kicks off Deering Estate Summer Cabaret Concert Series

A Palmetto Bay musical tradition is returning to the Deering Estate with a performance by a South Florida jazz veteran, county officials announced. On June 17, keyboardist, vocalist and steel pan player Hal Roland will kick off the historical archeological and environmental preserve’s annual Summer Cabaret Concert Series with a solo live performance. This is the first of three monthly ...

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An American flag. (Image via Wikicommons)

Cuban native helps fellow Spanish speakers prep for U.S. citizenship test

Every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m., the North Miami Beach Public Library offers a free class to help people prepare for the American citizenship test. At the head of the class stands Cuban-native teacher, Yalilys “Lily” Pérez. She came to Miami in 2006 and became a citizen on 2012. “I know what the whole process is like, which is very difficult ...

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Attendees at the Haitian Heritage Month in North Miami. (Photo by Briana Boone / SFNS)

North Miami celebrates Haitian Flag Day at MOCA

Haitian flags flew high in North Miami as the city celebrated Haitian Heritage Month with several cultural events at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The city-sponsored happenings at the museum in May, located on the corner of Northeast 125th Street and Northwest 8th Avenue, included musical performances and Haitian vendors serving food native to several regions of Haiti. Themed “No ...

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A Texas Roadhouse (Image via Flickr)

Sweetwater cops fundraising for disabled services organization

Off-duty Sweetwater police officers are serving customers at the Texas Roadhouse on Flagler Street Tuesday evening from 4-10 p.m. as part of the department’s second annual “Tip-A-Cop” fundraiser. The event is part of Sweetwater Police Department’s “community oriented policing” initiative, said Manuel Saavedra, a neighborhood resource officer. Officers are paired with servers, he said, and tips received by cops go to ...

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Different types of beers. (Image via Wikicommons)

Unbranded looks to buzz things up in Hialeah

After homebrewing for 11 years, a beer enthusiast from Houston said he believes now is the perfect time for a brewery to open in Hialeah. Zachary Swanson, founder and owner of Unbranded Brewery Co., hopes to launch the city’s first brewery in its burgeoning Leah Arts District in late 2018. “I think the people of Hialeah really want something like ...

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Sweetwater City Hall. (Photo courtesy Miami Herald)

Three newcomers win seats on Sweetwater commission, two incumbents defeated

In a shakeup Tuesday at Sweetwater City Hall, three newcomers were elected to the city commission, one current member discarded her “interim” tag and two incumbents lost their seats. David Borrero won the Group One seat while Marcos Villanueva, Joniel Diaz and Cecilia Holtz-Alonso received voters’ nods for the Group Two, Three and Four seats, respectively. Holtz-Alonso, the interim commissioner ...

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The Sweetwater Trolley (Photo courtesy city of Sweetwater)

Nine running for four seats on Sweetwater Commission

Three incumbents and six challengers are looking to fill four seats on the Sweetwater Commission during the city’s election on Tuesday. Group One Both Group One commission candidates, David Borrero and Isidro Ruiz, are running for the first time. Borrero, a three-year resident, believes his direct experience with city government makes him the right candidate. He said got his start ...

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Water (Photo via Pixabay)

The SoFlo Scoop: Ex-NFL star found dead in jail cell; Florida senator uses racial slurs; Water system renovation in Pembroke Pines

Good Morning South Florida! Today is Thursday April 19. Miami is expected to have a high of 80 and a low of 71 while Key West will have a high of 80 and a low of 73. Fort Lauderdale will have a high of 81 and a low of 71, while Naples will have a high of 85 and a low ...

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(Photo via Flickr by Steven Depolo)

Florida Believe or Not: Man stuck in air conditioning duct; Horse attacks alligator at Florida National Park; Man charged for stealing chicken and vodka

While a man was trying to buy human skin on Facebook, some of this strange Florida news could make your flesh crawl. A Tampa man was found hiding in an air conditioning duct in his home while Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials were responding to a warrant for violation of probation, last Thursday. The deputies could hear someone in the home’s attic, and ...

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Cargo containers at Port of Miami cargo year (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

The SoFlo Scoop: Low water supply; Gorillaz in Miami; Port of Miami rakes in cash

Good Evening South Florida! Today is Wednesday April 19. Miami has a high of 80 and a low of 72 while Key West has a high of 80 and a low of 73. Fort Lauderdale will has a high of 81 and a low of 72, while Naples will have a high of 87 and a low of 66, with some showers. ...

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