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Election workshop held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

About two dozen people – including FIU students, FIU professors, and professionals  – gathered at the Biscayne Bay Campus last week to participate in a workshop focused on covering the midterm elections. The bilingual training on Oct. 12 was

  • Trip to Loop Road in Everglades National Park; Tom Binder, along with students and teachers of the National Park Ambassadors club, stop for a quick picture in front of their tent at the end of their Loop Road 2018 trip. (Photo credit by: Tom Binder)

Trust counselor gives students opportunity to explore Florida’s backyard

At Hialeah Gardens High School, a high school trust counselor inspires adolescents to do more for the environment through the Florida parks program.  In addition to his day job, Tom Binder is also a sponsor

  • Overview of the Miami Skyline by Nigel Morris (Posted on Flickr).

Opinion: Sorry Miami, but you’re a Bandwagon city

I’m grateful for and proud of growing up in Miami. Being a fan of all the sports teams Miami has to offer is something that I have devoted myself to. The Dolphins, the Marlins, the Heat, or the Hurricanes

Lifestyle & Sports

  • Margie Pikarsky, founder of Bee Haven and the main organizer of the event, talks to attendees. (SFNS/Steven Guilen)

GrowFest festival takes over Homestead

On Saturday and Sunday, Redland’s Fruit & Spice Park hosted its sixth annual GrowFest festival. The festival, said organizers, focused on educating people about the importance of agriculture and sustainability. It also showcased many local vendors and growers who

  • Brianna speaks with Durene Wilson on one of the mobile music stages in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018. (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)
  • Several troupe groups compete to be the most cheerful in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018. (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)
  • Several troupe groups compete to be the most cheerful in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018 (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)

Miami Broward Carnival [Photo Essay]

The latest iteration of Miami Broward Carnival had its 34th annual party earlier this month. The Oct. 7 celebration showcased Caribbean diversity and heritage in South Florida. There was regional food, parades and live music at the Miami-Dade County

South Florida Access: Stefi Chacon from “El Zol”

In the second installment of South Florida Access, Camila Insuasti speaks with Stefi Chacon from "El Zol" 106.7 Miami’s #1 Latin variety radio station. Chacon is a Latin radio personality, host and producer that has inspired many Latin women in

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Opinion: Sorry Miami, but you’re a Bandwagon city

I’m grateful for and proud of growing up in Miami. Being a fan of all the sports teams Miami has to offer

Future of UFC in Miami

Patrons at a UFC gym in Kendall have varying opinions as to what keeps big mixed martial arts fights away from Miami.

Opinion: What Dwyane Wade’s final season means for Miami’s youth

Let’s flashback to the 2006 NBA Finals: the powerhouse Dallas Mavericks versus the underdog Miami Heat. The Heat had some great talent

Politics

Election workshop held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

About two dozen people – including FIU students, FIU professors, and professionals  – gathered at the Biscayne Bay Campus last

Learning how to be a foster parent in South Dade

Prospective foster parents met at the South Dade Regional Library on Tuesday evening to talk to experts from Our Kids

Last day for voter registration

The last day to register to vote in Florida for the 2018 General Elections is Tuesday, Oct.9. Early voting in Miami-Dade County begins at

Noticias

North Miami marcha en contra de la violencia doméstica

Linda Smith fue una de las aproximadamente 100  personas que, en vez de descansar un sábado, se levantó en el

Se acerca el fin del país de los inmigrantes

Los Servicios de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos (USCIS) ya no se refieren al país como "una nación de

Festival de música en protesta contra Ortega

Cientos de nicaragüenses se reunieron en un festival musical en Miami para recaudar fondos para sus coterráneos refugiados en Costa

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Opinion: Sports betting is destroying fantasy sports

Just two weeks ago, I was invited to play the role of commissioner at a fantasy football draft party among my friends. I chose not to participate in the league this year because it involved having to pay a wager.

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Florida Believe it Or Not

Florida Believe it or Not: Maintenance worker finds skeletal remains; Mysterious man in suit sets Hollywood home’s door on fire; Customers warm up urine in store owner’s microwave

As the spooky season descends on the Sunshine state, it brings the eeriest behaviors out of Floridians. With Halloween right around the corner, here is this week’s bizarre roundup of news that were more tricks than treats:

Florida Believe it or Not: Elderly woman scares intruder with dentures; A wife hits her husband with vacuum cleaner attachment; A sheriff’s deputy is served bleach in his burrito

The beginning of October marks the start of the Halloween season, falling leaves and mischievous behavior. As fall continues, Florida remains undefeated in having the most bizarre and amusing news with an elderly women using dentures as a scare

Florida Believe it or Not: Naked man in Chick-Fil-A parking lot harasses bystanders; Veteran prosecutor gets charged with shoplifting; Florida inmate leaves work crew to buy a drink

October is coming up and it's nearly time for costumes, candy and spooky decorations. Despite the fact it's still September, far more tricks than treats hide in every corner of the state. Here's a look at some of the

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Voces del Periodismo

October 16 @ 8:00 am - October 26 @ 5:00 pm

FEMBRA Fashion Show

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

South Florida Seafood Festival

October 20 @ 11:00 am - October 21 @ 7:00 pm

“Prince of Salsa” Luis Enrique Live

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Miami Book Fair

November 11 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 7:00 pm

Voces del Periodismo Award Ceremony

November 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Arts & Culture

  • Brianna speaks with Durene Wilson on one of the mobile music stages in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018. (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)
  • Several troupe groups compete to be the most cheerful in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018. (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)
  • Several troupe groups compete to be the most cheerful in the Miami Broward Carnival at Fair Expo Center in Miami on Sunday, October 7, 2018 (Photo Sebastian Ballestas)

Miami Broward Carnival [Photo Essay]

The latest iteration of Miami Broward Carnival had its 34th annual party earlier this month. The Oct. 7 celebration showcased Caribbean diversity

South Florida Access: Stefi Chacon from “El Zol”

In the second installment of South Florida Access, Camila Insuasti speaks with Stefi Chacon from "El Zol" 106.7 Miami’s #1 Latin variety radio

  • Musical married duo, Tony Smurphio and Cuci Amador, film a documentary exploring their roots in Cuba (photo creds by Jayme Gershen)

Afrobeta, Miami-based duo, competes in filmmaking competition

Afrobeta, an electro-funk duo based in Miami, is exploring their Cuban heritage via a documentary its makers are attempting get bankrolled online. 

Music

  • Musical married duo, Tony Smurphio and Cuci Amador, film a documentary exploring their roots in Cuba (photo creds by Jayme Gershen)

Afrobeta, Miami-based duo, competes in filmmaking competition

Afrobeta, an electro-funk duo based in Miami, is exploring their Cuban heritage via a documentary its makers are attempting get

  • Royal Caribbean singers and dancers on the Grandeur of the Seas cruise ship. (Image via Fickr)

Royal Caribbean performers sweat it out at BBC

Aerial studios. Vocal rooms. A 20,000-square-foot costume-making facility. Royal Caribbean performers can be found training behind the doors of a

South Florida Access: Native American brothers bring home MTV music award

The inaugural episode of South Florida Access features two MTV Video Music Award winning musicians from the Seminole Tribe of Florida: Spencer

Food & Dining

  • Margie Pikarsky, founder of Bee Haven and the main organizer of the event, talks to attendees. (SFNS/Steven Guilen)

GrowFest festival takes over Homestead

On Saturday and Sunday, Redland’s Fruit & Spice Park hosted its sixth annual GrowFest festival. The festival, said organizers, focused

  • A dog receives a meal from his owners. (Courtesy of the restaurant)

Doral restaurant extends welcome to often-ignored members of family [Video]

A Doral restaurant is catering to a new breed of diners with its special “Woof Menu,” designed for canines who can

  • 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