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12 women leaders in Miami honored for achievements

12 women leaders in Miami honored for achievements

Twelve women leaders were honored for their achievements in their respective fields during the 26th annual In the Company of Women Awards Ceremony, presented by Macy’s. The evening began with a networking reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an awards ceremony emceed by WPLG Channel 10 Meteorologist Betty Davis at the Coral Gables […]

Winners announced for 26th annual in the Company of Women Awards

Twelve leading ladies take center stage during the 26th annual In the Company of Women Awards ceremony, presented by Macy’s, on Mar. 13, 6-9 p.m., at the Coral Gables Country Club, 990 Alhambra Circle in Coral Gables. Stars in their own right in 12 categories ranging from Arts and Entertainment to Sports and Athletics, these […]

Blazin’ Broncos grill Ribfest competition with ‘Best Ribs’

The Blazin’ Broncos BBQ Team from Parma, OH, won the title for “Best Ribs” after a weekend filled with delicious barbecue and live entertainment at Ribfest, which took place Nov. 1-3 at Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152 St. Ribbers from as far away as Ohio, Illinois, Kansas, South Carolina, as well as Florida competed to […]

State Farm presents a $31,240 check toward beetle-rearing lab

  State Farm presented a $31,240 check to the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade and students at Terra Environmental Research Institute in Kendall that will help pay for a new beetlerearing laboratory at the school to be used for the Bio-control of the Air Potato Vine project that will be run by the students. The check […]

Ribfest returns to Zoo Miami with sizzling entertainment

The racks are back as Ribfest returns to Zoo Miami, Nov. 1-3, for a weekend jam-packed with finger-licking barbecue and entertainment for the entire family. Enjoy award-winning barbecue from seven of the finest ribbers in the nation competing to win “best of” in five categories, including best ribs, pork, beef brisket, chicken and sauce. The […]

In the Company of Women Awards nominations open

Nominations now are being accepted for the 26th annual In the Company of Women Awards Ceremony scheduled for Mar. 13, 2014, during Women’s History Month. Hosted by the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade — in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces — In the Company of Women […]

Summer camper sets new Parks’ Morning Mile record at 140 miles

As summer camp came to a close, a new Miami-Dade Parks’ summer camp record of running 140 miles was set by 14-year-old Sebastian Deoleo at Miami-Dade Parks’ Fit2Play Summer Camp at Hammocks Community Park where Deoleo has been running every morning as part of the Morning Mile Program, sponsored by AvMed. Another 56 children reached […]

Celebrate America’s birthday at Black Point Park and Marina

Celebrate America’s birthday at Black Point Park and Marina

Celebrate the nation’s birthday with an all-American day at the park followed by a spectacular fireworks display, Thursday, July 4, at Black Point Park and Marina, 24775 SW 87 Ave. in Cutler Bay. Admission is free. Enjoy the great outdoors while exploring the park’s bikeways, scenic jogging trails, or 1.5-mile-long jetty into the Bay where […]

Soccer 5 Kids Academy Program Comes to Three Miami-Dade Parks

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Soccer 5 Kids Academy Program Comes to Three Miami-Dade Parks Soccer 5 Academy Mini Soccer Program, also referred to as small sided soccer, makes its South Florida debut at three popular Miami-Dade County-owned parks — Tropical Park, located at 7900 SW 40 St.; Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127 Ave., and Amelia Earhart Park, 401 […]

In the Company of Women to recognize 14 leaders

In the Company of Women, presented by Macy’s and Enterprise Holdings, will celebrate its Silver Jubilee during an annual awards ceremony and reception recognizing 14 women who have helped shape the South Florida community through their artistic talents, business acumen, pioneering spirit, ingenuity and courage. Timed to coincide with Women’s History Month, the 25th Annual […]

Nominations open for 25th year of In the Company of Women

The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, in partnership with the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women and Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces, is seeking to honor outstanding Miami-Dade women for the 25th Annual In the Company of Women Awards Ceremony to be held in March 2013. Timed to coincide with Women’s History Month, In the Company […]

iSwim fundraiser to benefit learn-to-swim scholarships

It’s mid-summer and many people are out enjoying the season’s greatest pastime — swimming — at South Florida pools, lakes and endless miles of beaches. But many people, and especially children, still do not know how to swim. In an effort to make learn-to-swim lessons easily available to all children, the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade […]

Miami Soccer Festival returns to Kendall park in September

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The Miami Soccer Festival returns Sept. 29 and 30 to Kendall Soccer Park, 8011 SW 127 Ave. Presented by Soccer 5 USA and Miami-Dade Parks, the two-day festival will feature a full range of youth and adult soccer tournaments, in a festival ambience featuring music, Soccer 5 Live tricks, juggling, soccer walk, get-in-the-game fitness and […]

Miami-Dade Parks Department announces tobacco-free zones

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Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has incorporated a new tobacco-free policy at over 40 park locations and near all playgrounds and youth ball fields. The new policy ensures a healthy environment for people participating in sports and other recreational activities within a park setting where they are not exposed to toxic secondhand smoke. […]

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