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Aetna Foundation’s NewAwards Shine the “Spotlight”on Programs that are Improving Community Health

Aetna Foundation’s NewAwards Shine the “Spotlight”on Programs that are Improving Community Health

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From Complete Streets to Community Gardens: 10 Cities and Counties Recognized for Programs Making Progress in Addressing Social Determinants of Health The Aetna Foundation today announced 10 community health programs nationwide that are receiving their newly-launched “Spotlight Award.” The award is part of the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge (the Challenge), an initiative launched in 2016 that supports 50 small-to-midsize cities and counties that are implementing innovative solutions to pressing public health issues in their communities. Along with the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National Association of Counties (NACo), the Aetna Foundation selected these 50 programs because of their ability to tackle social determinants of health (SDoH) that frequently lead to chronic health issues. The 10Spotlight awardees will receive a $25,000 prize to further support their Challenge programs,…
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CHANGING LIVES, A SUIT AT A TIME!

CHANGING LIVES, A SUIT AT A TIME!

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100 Suits for 100 Men was founded in 2011 by Mr. Kevin Livingston that wanted to create a program to address the needs of underprivileged men and women in need of business attire in the New York City area.  In 2015, they obtained their 501 (c)(3) non-profit status.  Their core service is to provide free business attire to men and women who are in the job search process. By being able to wear appropriate attire to their interviews, these men and women are better equipped to achieve gainful employment, which will ultimately help them to transition into mainstream society and live more productive lives. Through this program, they also provide free haircuts for men and where needed, wig/salon referrals for women. The 100 Suits for 100 Men mission is: “The…
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CARE RESOURCE COMMEMORATES ITS 30TH YEAR OF AIDS WALK MIAMI

CARE RESOURCE COMMEMORATES ITS 30TH YEAR OF AIDS WALK MIAMI

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SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018, MARKS THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF AIDS WALK MIAMI AT SOUNDSCAPE PARK LOCATED AT 500 17TH STREET IN MIAMI BEACH, FL Much has changed in 30 years. 30 years ago, the Surgeon General published the government’s first major statement on HIV prevention; Cleve Jones created the first panel for the AIDS Memorial Quilt, and the FDA had yet to approve any drugs for the treatment of AIDS. HIV/AIDS is now a manageable illness, with a host of medications allowing people to live longer, healthier lives.  What hasn’t changed is that people are still getting HIV, more than 40,000 every year and people living with HIV/AIDS still need services that are funded by AIDS Walk Miami. Jorge Bernal, a television presenter for La Voz Kids, Suelta La Sopa Telemundo and NBC Universal is serving as Grand Marshall.According to Bernal, “It is an honor…
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Miami Residents Host Event to Fight Poverty in Colombia

Miami Residents Host Event to Fight Poverty in Colombia

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 A group of Children International supporters in the Miami area is hosting an event to celebrate Children International’s work in Latin America and to raise funds to renovate two community center buildings in Colombia. These centers provide life-changing benefits to kids to fight poverty in Columbia. The event will feature food and drinks, live entertainment, a silent auction and a brief presentation about the new centers. Children International, along with Paula and Jeffrey Gonzalez, long-time residents of Key Biscayne and supporters of the organization, are hosting this event. Susana Eshleman, president and CEO of Children International, will be speaking at the event. February 23, 2018 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (The main celebration will begin at 7 p.m.) Key Biscayne Beach Club, 685 Ocean Drive, Key Biscayne, Florida 33149 There…
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Fifth Trainset Delivered As Brightline Named Official Transportation Partner Of Miami Heat

Fifth Trainset Delivered As Brightline Named Official Transportation Partner Of Miami Heat

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Traveling to a Miami HEAT game from Broward and Palm Beach Counties will be a slam dunk when Brightline launches service later this year.  Brightline, the new and only privately funded express inter-city passenger rail service in the United States, welcomed its fifth trainset, BrightRed, from Siemens USA in Sacramento. Coinciding with BrightRed's arrival, Brightline was named the official Train Service of the Miami HEAT and AmericanAirlines Arena. Through an innovative partnership, Marketing and Sales teams from Brightline and the HEAT are collaborating to create promotions and packages maximizing the in-person NBA experience for South Florida fans. “There is nothing like seeing the world's best basketball players live paired with the exciting energy, sights and sounds of AmericanAirlines Arena,” said Brightline CEO Dave Howard. “It is exciting to partner with…
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NO MORE RED LIGHT CAMERA CITATIONS

NO MORE RED LIGHT CAMERA CITATIONS

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Resolution is unanimously approved by City Commission City of Miami Commissioner for District 4 Manolo Reyes co-sponsored a resolution directing the City Manager to terminate the contract with the red light camera operators in the City of Miami, American Traffic Solutions. "These red-light cameras are essentially another tax, one that the residents of my district cannot afford," said Commissioner Reyes. "I thank my colleagues and Mayor Francis Suarez for their support." City of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez, Commission Vice Chair Ken Russell and Commissioner Wifredo (Willy)  Gort also co-sponsored the resolution. The resolution was unanimously approved by the City of Miami Commission on December 14, 2017. The approved resolution can be found below: RE.193395 A RESOLUTION OF THE MIAMI CITY COMMISSION DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO TERMINATE THE CITY OF…
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The South Beach Jazz Festival Returns

The South Beach Jazz Festival Returns

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The South Beach Jazz Festival Returns Jan. 5 - 7, 2018 for a Weekend of Classic, Latin, and New Orleans-Style Acts Featuring Branford Marsalis, Ignacio Berroa, Tal Cohen, Rachelle Coba, Glyn Dryhurst, Carlos Averhoff, Jr., Carlos Puig and Dr. Ed Calle A Jazz Festival Unlike any Other, the South Beach Jazz Festival will Take Pride in Featuring Talented Musicians with Disabilities WHAT:           A disability awareness event, The South Beach Jazz Festival returns for a second year for a weekend of classic, Latin, and New Orleans-style acts that will attract jazz fans to South Beach hotels, theaters and restaurants. Most acts performing under the festival’s auspices will showcase the artistry of at least one person with a disability. Those looking to immerse themselves in cultural innovation, enjoy jazz music and learn…
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NEAT STREETS MIAMI IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS 3RD ANNUAL STREET TREE MATCHING GRANT

NEAT STREETS MIAMI IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ITS 3RD ANNUAL STREET TREE MATCHING GRANT

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In the aftermath of trees lost to Hurricane Irma, Neat Streets Miami remains relentless in the Million Trees Miami goal of 1 million trees planted in Miami-Dade County by 2020 and a 30 percent tree canopy. Today, Neat Streets Miami announced the third cycle of its “Street Tree Matching Grant Program,”aimed at engaging municipalities, non-profits and organizations in planting native or Florida-friendly trees throughout Miami-Dade County. “Although our County’s tree canopy was impacted during Hurricane Irma, we are working to rebuild our green infrastructure,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Trees not only shade and beautify our world-class community, but they are also essential to the environment and our livability.” “Re-greening Miami-Dade after Hurricane Irma should be a priority initiative for everyone. Neat Street Miami’s Street Tree Matching Grant provides…
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A Time to Rediscover Wellness over the Holidays

A Time to Rediscover Wellness over the Holidays

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THE HOLIDAYS ARE UPON US AND CARE RESOURCE WANTS TO REMIND THE SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY THAT THERE ARE WAYS THAT YOU AND CAN ENJOY BOTH THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITHOUT GAINING WEIGHT For diabetics, the holiday season is fraught with temptations. Candy is everywhere. Your well-meaning co-workers bring in plates of cookies that taunt you from the break room. You’ve got invitations to party after party where it seems like the foods were chosen either to test your will or spite you.  But before you decide to give everyone a piece of coal and hibernate through the holidays, you should know that being diabetic doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite seasonal foods to achieve wellness. According to Gloria Cabral, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with Care Resource, “Managing diabetes is more complicated…
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The Power of Essential Oils for Health, Hope and Happiness

The Power of Essential Oils for Health, Hope and Happiness

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For thousands of years, pure essential oils have provided simple health solutions. Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems,roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. The complex molecular structure of pure essential oils goes right to work on the damaged cells of the body, entering the bloodstream quickly, bringing instructions to repair, renew or replace. Health is reclaimed and new energy is found. There are numerous reports of effectiveness in the essential oil community, bringing hope where there was none. I have heard, read and experienced many personal stories of hopeless situations. Luckily I have been able to  address and help  by following careful protocols with essential oils. Our organic bodies were designed to heal themselves when given the right organic assistance. It just makes…
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Our new City of Mayor Francis Suarez

Our new City of Mayor Francis Suarez

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Here are somethings you should know about our new Mayor Francis Suarez Francis Suarez was born and raised in Miami. The oldest of four siblings. Commissioner Suarez went to La Salle High School and obtained his Bachelors of Science in Finance from Florida International University, where he graduated cum laude. In 2005, Francis received his law degree from the Frederic G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. As a law student, he got selected for the honors internship program at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Before he’d ran for public office, Francis founded a successful real estate firm. He was a practicing attorney with Miami law firm of Haley, Sinagra, Paul and Toland, PA. a law firm that specialized in commercial real estate transactions. Although born…
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The future of Miami-Dade County is in our hands…

The future of Miami-Dade County is in our hands…

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The Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) expresses Miami-Dade County’s general objectives and policies addressing where and how it intends development or conservation of land and natural resources will occur during the next 10-20 years, and the delivery of County services to accomplish the Plan’s objectives. The Comprehensive Development Master Plan (CDMP) expresses Miami-Dade County’s general objectives and policies addressing where and how it intends development or conservation of land and natural resources will occur during the next 10-20 years, and the delivery of County services to accomplish the Plan’s objectives. The CDMP establishes the broad parameters for government to do detailed land use planning and zoning activities, functional planning and programming of infrastructure and services. As such, it is a framework for use by other programs to be developed to support it's long-range planning goals. The CDMP establishes a growth policy…
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WOMEN OF DISTINCTION GOVERNMENT AWARD GOING TO KATHERINE FERNANDEZ RUNDLE

WOMEN OF DISTINCTION GOVERNMENT AWARD GOING TO KATHERINE FERNANDEZ RUNDLE

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Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has been selected by the Dade County Bar Association’s Government Committee to receive their Women of Distinction Government Award The Dade County Bar Association (DCBA) has long recognized women in the legal profession for their achievements with their Women of Distinction awards in numerous categories. These are women who are leaders in the South Florida government legal community. This year the award will be going to Katherine Fernandez Rundle. The DCBA is the largest voluntary bar association in Florida whose mission is to be the voice of Miami-Dade County’s legal profession. It was founded in the early 1900’s and officially incorporated in 1920. The DCBA’s goal is to support and inform the county’s lawyers as well as the public and the community at large.…
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Sunday, April 30th National Adopting Shelter Pet’s Day!

Sunday, April 30th National Adopting Shelter Pet’s Day!

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“Pets & Putts” brings family-style fun to the Country Club of Miami Golf Course for National Adopting Shelter Pet's Day Sunday, April 30th is National Adopting Shelter Pet's Day! If you are looking to add a lovable dog or cat to your home, mark the day. “Pets and Putts”  will be making pet adoptions easy and possible at the free community event at the Country Club of Miami Golf Course, 6801 Miami Gardens Drive. The event is presented by the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Golf Miami-Dade in partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services and Cobra Puma Golf.Activities will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Be sure to visit Miami-Dade Animal Services’ HOPE Express mobile pet adoption trailer and get free gifts with every pet…
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Celebrating Earth month through volunteer service… JOIN US!

Celebrating Earth month through volunteer service… JOIN US!

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Youth Service Earth Fest celebrates Earth month through volunteer service April is Earth month and in an effort to teach South Florida youth about conservation and stewardship, Miami-Dade Parks, and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, will host Youth Service Earth Fest on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fruit & Spice Park. Volunteers participating in this signature service day will have the opportunity to assist with various beautification and environmental stewardship projects throughout Fruit & Spice Park. Fruit and Spice park is a unique tropical botanical garden that is home to a variety of exotic fruit plants and spices. Under the direction of UF/IFAS Extension master gardeners, volunteers will work on enhancing the park’s herb and vegetable garden. They will also learn about water conservation…
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