Carla Hill vistió su corona de plumas y a ritmo de calipso recordó su pasión por los carnavales de Trinidad y Tobago. (Grethel Delgado / SFNS)

“A mi manera, sin pechos ni cabello”: el cáncer de mama convirtió a Carla Hill en una guerrera

Un almuerzo en honor a los sobrevivientes de cáncer de mama, organizado por la Ciudad de North Miami, se celebró este viernes 13 de octubre en el Joe Celestin Center. En el marco del mes de la prevención del cáncer de mama, el Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon tuvo como plato fuerte los testimonios de quienes han enfrentado esta enfermedad. Por ...

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Attendees of III Points have mixed feelings following Vegas shooting

The III Points Festival, which began Friday and goes through the weekend, has some concerned about their safety following the shooting in Las Vegas earlier this month — but many say they will be putting their fears aside to rock at the Mana Wynwood. Morgan Canada, a 23-year-old Miami resident, has been waiting for the III Points Festival for an ...

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Left to right: Elias Rosenfeld, Maria Moreno, David Escalante, Romina Montenegro, Adrian Escalante, Daniel Escalante, Maria Juliana Rodriguez and Lorena Malavet. (Photo courtesy of Elias Rosenfeld)

FIU, MDC students attend Washington, D.C. “Dreamer” event

Eight local college students took part in a three-day event in Washington, D.C., speaking to elected officials in oan effort to allow so-called “Dreamers” to attain permanent immigration status. The event, held from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5, included more than 100 recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, including students from Florida International University and Miami Dade College. ...

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Haitianos no se resignan a perder el TPS

  ¿Pelearían por nosotros?- preguntó. Sí -respondieron cientos de personas al unísono. “Miles enfrentarían un proceso de deportación y necesito de su ayuda”. Con estas palabras, Ronhyde Christina Ponthieux, una niña haitiana- americana de 10 años, se paró en medio del escenario del Watsco Center en Coral Gables durante un concierto para alzar la voz por los suyos realizado a ...

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The Banana Flambé French Toast was the featured dish at La Fresa Francesa's fundraiser to help Hurricane Irma victims in Key West on Sept. 17. (Victoria Salas / SFNS)

Local businesses come together for hurricane relief

Within the last few weeks, businesses nationwide have come together to provide aid for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. In South Florida, two small businesses stood out in making a difference. On Sept. 3, La Fresa Francesa, a French restaurant in Hialeah, started to help by conducting a fundraiser for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Along with Councilman Paul ...

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Zumba con propósito

Los desastres naturales han sido sin duda protagonistas de este año 2017, pero también lo ha sido la voluntad y la buena fe de las personas a las comunidades afectadas por las inclemencias del clima y los movimientos telúricos. Muchísimos eventos para recaudar fondos a beneficio de las víctimas de  las  catástrofes de este año se han llevado a cabo ...

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A mountain scene available as part of the "Scenic Room" project at the Dade Correctional Institution. (Photo courtesy Florida Department of Corrections)

“Scene Room” project aims to calm inmates with natural setting — indoors

The Florida Department of Corrections has recently launched the “Scenic Room” project at Dade Correctional Institution. Spokeswoman Ashley Cook said the project is an out-of-cell room, that allows inmates to immerse themselves in a nature-like environment. Inmates participate by request. “Inmates are able to choose from a variety of images, like, beaches, mountains, and desert settings, and listen to the sounds that ...

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Red spray paint reading "Operation Condor" is on a mural of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (Natalie Sarracino / SFNS)

An Argentinian wades into #FreeVenezuela with a Maduro-themed mural

A red, yellow and blue Venezuelan flag stretches from one end of the wall to the other. Seven stars overlay the blue strip. On the left side is a skull-like depiction of current Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, while on the right side is the hashtag #FreeVenezuela. Located in Wynwood at the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Northwest 1st Place, ...

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Dynamic Message Signs, like this one mounted over the northbound Turnpike in Miami Dade County, are used through Florida. And, without exception, they display English only. (Jesse Scheckner / SFNS)

Miami Dade electronic highway signs: English only

Though Miami-Dade County is home to the nation’s largest Cuban, Colombian, Honduran and Peruvian communities, one would never know it by reading the electronic signs on the highways. Close to 1 million signs are spread throughout the county to “assure the safe and efficient flow of pedestrian and vehicular traffic,” according to the Traffic Signals and Signs Division of the ...

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Christopher Plummer and Dan Stevens in "The Man Who Invented Christmas." (Kerry Brown/Bleecker Street)

A movie of the story behind the story of “A Christmas Carol”

There is probably no holiday tale told more famously than Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Ebenezer Scrooge, the rich and crotchety miser who transforms into a grandfatherly soul after seeing where his life is going, has been a symbol of the holiday spirit for centuries, along with Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley and the other classic characters from the British story. ...

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