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Local Teachers Fail to Report Abuse of Special-Needs Student

Three teachers at a Broward County high school have been charged with failure to report the suspected abuse of a special-needs student. Lauren Book, child sexual abuse survivor, prevention advocate and CEO of the Miami-basedLauren’s Kids foundation, comments below: “Any teacher’s failure to report suspected child abuse is a crime. But when this teacher works with special-needs children […]



Bricktoberfest sets out to launch the biggest Oktoberfest beer festival Brickell has ever seen. The beer festival will feature the most popular local, regional, and European craft breweries and specialty beers such as, Cigar City Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, Samuel Adams, Sweetwater, Shock Top, Hoegaarden to name a few. Bricktoberfest caters to wine lovers […]

Peace By Piece…Artist Painting For Peace Renews the Face of a Community

Peace and harmony is something we all strive for, finding that state of tranquility, freedom from civil disturbance, order within a community or a pact to end hostilities. Nationally recognized artist, Jacklyn Laflamme will showcase her work from her “Peace By Piece” collection at the Tyrone Bryant Library in conjunction with Paint The Park. Her work will help […]

eRealEstate Holdings’ Top Real Estate Portals Launch New Home Pages, and’s newly designed homepages offer a fresh, easy to use, ad-free experience MIAMI, FL (August 14, 2013) – New home pages on top real estate portals, and, have been launched with a focus on usability, giving users a clearer path to finding information about millions of residential and commercial […]

Colombian Guest Chef Coming to InterContinental at Doral Miami


A week of Regional Colombian Cuisine July 15 to 21 On Monday, July 15, Chef Rafael Suarez arrived from Bogota to present some of his favorite dishes at the InterContinental at Doral Miami. During his one week official and exclusive visit to Miami, the guest Chef is preparing Colombian specialties from the various regions at […]

Area student receives degree from Duke University

Duke University awarded more than 5,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during its annual commencement ceremony May 12. Duke President Richard H. Brodhead presided over the ceremony in the university’s Wallace Wade football stadium, and philanthropist Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered the commencement address. The following local student was […]

Fitness franchise raises the bar

Steel House Fitness

In general, your gym probably doesn’t do anything that is all that different from every other gym or fitness center. Sure, the membership may be a different price, the hours are different, their bathrooms smell nice and their equipment is purple instead of white. But other than provide you equipment and a roof, what does your gym do to actually help you reach […]

City of Homestead Hosts Annual Grand 4th of July Celebration


The City of Homestead’s annual Fourth of July celebration, “Race to the 4th,” will be hosted for its fourth year at the Homestead-Miami Speedway on Thursday, July 4th, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.The event will feature family entertainment, live music, children’s rides, food and drinks, games and a magnificent Independence Day fireworks display. Admission to […]


The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center’s (SMDCAC) 2013-2014 Season runs October, 2013 through May, 2014 and includes a broad array of quality performing artists presented in various venues and series titles including: a Main Stage Series of shows in the 961 seat main theater, aCabaret Series presented in the intimate 130 seat black box theater, a Family Series (main theater), and […] Makes it Easier for Buyers to Find their Dream Home with Condo Reviews™

MIAMI, FL (June 27, 2013) –, owned and operated by eRealEstate Holdings LLC, has become the leading portal to offer condo buyers with objective reviews from building residents. The site now has over 3,000 reviews for buildings and neighborhoods across the country, with more being added each day. This great feature helps buyers decide […]

Local Partnership Promotes Health and Wellness For All Children

The first eight children to receive scholarships this summer from the Dade County Sports Foundation gather around the Dorothy Forman Memorial at Howard Drive Elementary School. Adults, from left to right: Julie Sierra, Tutti Bambini Health and Wellness Director; Laura Rossano, Dade County Sports Foundation Director; Christina Diaz, Howard Drive Assistant Principal; Jane Forman, Director of Jane Forman Sports. Download a printable version of this photo here.

This summer marks the start of a long-lasting partnership between Jane Forman Sports and Tutti Bambini to promote health and wellness among all children, from newborns to young athletes. Thanks to a $5,000 grant from Tutti Bambini to the Dade County Sports Foundation, the nonprofit sports scholarship fund under the umbrella of Jane Forman Sports, […] & Release How-To Guide on Converting Internet Leads into Commissions

10 Rule Guide to Closing Residential Real Estate eLeads MIAMI, FL (June 18, 2013) – and, owned and operated by eRealEstate Holdings LLC, has released a 10-rule guide for real estate agents to help them turn internet leads to into sales. After reviewing numerous studies and best practices, and found that […]

Homestead Florist Selected President of Florida State Florists’ Association

Homestead florist Darenda Darnell-Garbarz of Designs by Darenda Flowers and Events was selected President of the Florida State Florists’ Association at their annual convention held at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel June 7-9. Darenda, a certified Master Designer, was also recognized with the 2013 Harry J. Killian Memorial Award for her contributions to the organization. […]

Passionate about historic preservation

The Historic Preservation of Coral Gables Association (HPACG) awarded two $1,000 scholarships at the recent University of Miami School of Architecture Honors Ceremony. The scholarship winners were chosen by the SOA in recognition of their proven academic achievement and interest in the area of historic preservation. Current HPACG President Ann Goodman and member Maria Alicia […]