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“As an adult, the first dog I had was a rescue mutt that I encountered at the local non-profit clinic where I was volunteering before vet school. Akasha and I were immediately connected, and we spent the next 16 years together. She was my ‘heart’ dog,” Katribe said.

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Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people.

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It may be mid-summer, but back-to-school season is just around the corner. While the world is slowly returning to normal, it can be a hectic time for you and your kids. One of the biggest challenges is ensuring your kids maintain a healthy lifestyle. A CDC study shows that when kids have hea…

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Summer fruit in South Florida means Mango season to most of us. We have several varieties of Mangoes to choose from. The Kent and Keitt variety are just a few that are coming in season now. There are so many recipes that you can make and enjoy with Mango. Mango Salsa, Mango Bread, Mango Smoo…

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Homestead Center for the Arts (HCA) tried out another “first” in May 2019 when they held a small Artist and Artisan Craft Fair in the lobby of the Seminole Theatre prior to their on-stage showcase of music, dance, and literature. Conversations among the artists, artisans and attendees spurre…

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If you’re a fan of the hit show “Bridgerton,” or of the novels that inspired it, you know that society’s finest entertain with style and flair, and you may have wondered how you can follow suit. Try pairing these two mouth-watering recipes from the book, perfect for delighting guests at a pr…

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Nothing says Summertime more than a tray of assorted cheeses. It’s great to serve an array of different cheeses for friends, and family. It is quick, easy, and simple.

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Due to the Corona Virus, it’s been over a year since Patty and I traveled. Recently, we decided to gradually return to some degree of normality starting with a weekend trip to Key West. There we came upon a hidden gem proving one does not need to travel far to find points of interest.

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With Summer boating time here it’s always good to serve simple seafood dishes. After being out on the water all day it’s great to come in cool off and pop in the oven an easy seafood dish. Our Dockside Shrimp is just the thing. Can’t forget another delicious entree of our easy Crab bake. Bot…

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Mark your calendar for the inaugural “Summer Farmers’ Market,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 31 and August 1, 2021, in the beautiful outdoor setting of Preston B. Bird/Mary Heinlein Fruit & Spice Park, 24801 SW 187 Ave., Homestead.

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The Fourth of July to our family is a time for the joy we have to celebrate our freedom that this great country affords us. Being together with friends, watching everyone’s face as they look up and are excited about fireworks, and the blessings of sharing Independence Day makes this event ev…

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In 2021, an estimated 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Thanks to a groundbreaking new blood test that can detect over 50 types of cancer, more people could learn about a cancer diagnosis sooner, which is important

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With Summertime here we are all looking for a scrumptious no fuss desserts to serve in our homes or to take to a festive function. These below  are easy desserts and are ready in no time. They are made with ingredients you probably have on hand. Even freezing them is an option for you to ser…

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An estimated ten million or more households have acquired a cat or dog since the beginning of the pandemic, so that’s a lot of new pets, and potentially a lot of first-time pet parents. Some people may be

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The next time you take a bite of beef or pork, take a minute to ponder how that food gets from the pasture to your plate. There is a veritable team of ranchers, veterinarians and even sustainability experts working behind the scenes to find new ways to improve care for animals and the enviro…

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Let’s celebrate the holiday of Father’s Day honoring fatherhood and paternal bonds with the Father’s in our lives. Nothing is better than wonderful foods

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The time has arrived for looking once again at what summer camps are available. There are multiple choices and for those so inclined, the Seminole Theatre has opened registration for Camp Seminole, which will run June 28 through August 6, 2021. In consideration of COVID-19 protocols, this wi…

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When thinking of desserts for Summer what comes to mind is a classic Coconut Cream recipe. Delicious and decadent we are putting a twist on it not just putting it in a pie crust but serving it without the crust.

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While most of us associate playtime with childhood, adults are increasingly acknowledging the importance of play and leisure time for themselves.

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Easy Summer recipes for appetizers are perfect for all your warm weather activities. Our healthy Summer recipes are packed with good seasonable ingredients you can serve anytime. Spinach Hummus is delicious served your your choice of fresh vegetables and pita chips. We also added slices of P…

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This past Memorial Day weekend, while most enjoyed barbecues, family/friends, and a long weekend, I was recovering from getting shot.

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In 2014, Benito Castro was sentenced to six years in prison for passing bad checks as a result of a gambling habit he’d developed. Today, he’s the director of operations for a grocery store chain and runs freedomrides.org, a non-profit he started that provides transportation for those recent…

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Whether shopping in-store or online, buying items that other consumers have already tested can save you time and money. For an inside look at what other shoppers love, check out resources like Product of the Year USA, the largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. All winning produ…

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StatePoint - Pools are great for play, exercise and therapy. However, it is critical that while enjoying ourselves, we take appropriate safety precautions.

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Observing Memorial Day is a national holiday for remembering those who have died serving in the American Armed Services. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the Summer season. Many people spend this day to be with family and friends and participate in gatherings of good times with great …

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In today’s world, intimacy can sometimes be sacrificed for immediacy. We often send texts or emails, rather than hand writing letters, cards or notes.

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An intriguing find once emerged from a RAND Corp. survey on Americans and their working conditions. It turned out that 40 percent of employees 65 and older had previously retired, but something lured them back to the working world.

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Few things feel better than to – finally – arrive at retirement confident about all the planning and saving you did to cause it to happen. It was decades in the making, but now it’s here. A number of risks to your retirement strategy can still lurk even as you appear to have safely arrived a…

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It’s no secret that spending the past year in quarantine has made people focus more on their homes. DIY projects are at an all-time high. Painting. Furniture fixups. Baking. Outdoor and indoor gardening.

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With Memorial Day just around the corner thoughts of cold summertime salads come to mind. The good thing about cold salads is they can be made in advance, chilled, and served just about anytime you are ready to eat them.

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From animation to learning CSI techniques, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) unique summer camps are unmatched in variety, quality and fun. Open to kids, tweens and teens, the camps will be available online and in-person at various MDC campuses.

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We all seem to have one thing in common with our busy lives and that is to save time in the kitchen. Even with some of us still working from home we are always looking for an easy recipe to serve our families. Our crockpot Lasagna is an easy recipe with just a little bit of preparation time …

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Mother’s Day is the celebration honoring the Mother of our families as well as the influence of that special female in our life. Our Mothers deserve the best on this special day as well as every day. What a better way to express appreciation for these amazing women in your life, than to cook…

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While spring is the season of new beginnings, it is also the season of more sunshine and as the weather heats up, spring also brings increased energy usage – especially as many of us continue to spend more time at home.

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American women have been making military history for centuries. Their service to the United States stretches back to the country’s very beginning, when many cared for wounded Revolutionary War soldiers. Since then, women have blazed countless trails within the military – from the first to en…

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For the second time in Zoo Miami’s history, a Cinereous vulture has hatched and is successfully being raised by its parents!

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Every once in a while it’s good to take some of your most beloved recipes and make them a little more mid-week friendly. Chicken Piccata recipe is just that!

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Crab legs for a birthday. Scallops for an anniversary. Salmon for when family are in town. Many people enjoy eating seafood at restaurants as it is a favorite choice for celebratory meals. However, when it comes to cooking seafood at home, it can be intimidating. Seafood - fish and shellfish…

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Springtime Salads are just the thing we think about serving after our recent holidays of over indulging. Simple, fresh, healthy foods are what most of us enjoy cooking and eating. We always try to share recipes with our readers using a lot of our local vegetables that you can purchase at any…