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Even though the doors to your local Library are closed under the on going actions to restrict the spread of COVID-19, you can still read or listen to books and music, watch videos, browse popular magazines, and take a wide range of online classes.

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If social isolation has you down, try a family picnic to boost your spirits. Maybe you cannot go out, but you can go in your yard or on your porch, to have a picnic. Spread out your favorite blanket and enjoy a simple bounty either outdoors or indoors. It can be a special time for two, or a …

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Night parachute jumps are a great test because they are a jump into the unknown. At the beginning, a night parachute jump looks like a subway car stuffed with people wearing 200 lbs. of parachutes, overstuffed rucksacks, weapons inside 4-foot padded duffel bags and, always, lots of sweat. On…

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With many kids out of school and spending time at home, finding ways to fill the time is essential. As most parents know, it can be tempting to allow children to pass some of the extra hours using digital devices, however, research shows that managing screen time is vital for developing minds.

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Every child is unique in their likes and dislikes of foods. Now that we have our kiddos home all day, it seems to be a good time to be creative in making some fun foods with them. Our solution to not eating junk food is a good opportunity to teach them a little bit about cooking. Make it fun…

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With times like we are having now, it’s good to try and create healthy foods with what we have on hand. The answer is to improvise and keep a positive attitude. Look for a dish that includes what you have in your pantry or refrigerator. Most of us have eggs, some sort of cheese and vegetable…

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On March 17th we will celebrate the Legendary Heritage of the Irish people. We wear green on this day and typically feast on Irish foods, and some also drink green beer with friends. We enjoy decorating with shamrocks and pots of gold. With Saint Patricks Day almost here we traditionally coo…

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With nationwide student loan debt over $1 trillion and many college graduates with four-year degrees struggling to find employment to make ends meet, younger generations are starting to consider the benefits of a career in the trades.

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Celebrating its 15th year, “A Starry Night in Redland” promises fun for the whole family when the Southern Cross Astronomical Society brings their powerful telescopes to the Munz Redland estate at 23600 SW 162nd Ave from 7 to 9:30 p.m. for an exciting star-gazing event, to benefit the Miami …

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Landing at Dulles Airport in Washington D.C., one cannot justify the trip without visiting the sites and monuments of our Capital. Thanks to my wife Patty who contacted Marco Rubio’s office, our group of nine was escorted by his staff on a private tour. We would view the historic rooms, as w…

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As we age, an increasing number of us link our emotional and physical well-being to our overall health. After all, you can’t do the things you enjoy if you aren’t healthy.

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Food has long been a symbol of hospitality, even the plainest foods when

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Ditching cable for what are known as "streaming" services like Netflix, Hulu, Philo and more is all the rage these days. Despite what one may think, it's easy to make the move from traditional cable or satellite TV to a robust, highly affordable and customized TV-watching experience. Cutting…

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Subscription boxes are gifts that keep on giving. Not only will your loved one be ecstatic to receive the first box, but they'll also be reminded of your thoughtfulness every time a new one shows up on their doorstep.

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Financial experts agree that no one is completely immune from risk when a recession occurs, and that an economic downturn can have a significant impact on your personal and financial situation. However, they also agree that it is important to avoid panicking and to remain focused on your lon…

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With pleasant South Florida weather still here, and Spring just around the corner, thoughts of grilling seems to be just the answer to satisfy any appetite.

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In most cases, attendees to a headliner performance at the Seminole Theatre aren’t familiar with the opening act. To date, all have been enjoyable, and the Thursday February 6, 2020 offering of Brennen Leigh and Melissa Carper was no exception. Leigh, songwriter, guitar player, mandolin play…

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Unknown to many, there is an Annual Beauty Contest in Homestead that focuses on talent, grace and stage presence.

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Alejandrina Gamez of Homestead celebrated with her family and friends at her birthday party on Sunday.

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With our lovely South Florida weather we sometimes enjoy driving around savoring our Strawberry fields in bloom. It is that time of year when you can pick strawberries or just stop by local produce stands to purchase them along with other local fresh vegetables. Our unique recipes below are …

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For the first time in its history, meerkats have been born and are being successfully raised at Zoo Miami! On January 18th, “Yam Yam,” an 8 year old female who came to Zoo Miami from Busch Gardens in February of 2012, gave birth to two pups in a secluded area of the meerkat habitat. Yam Yam …

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Joseph W. Barber III graduated Nov 8, 2019 from Air Force BMT as an Airman 1st class. He will serve as a Crew Chief on an F16 fighter jet. Barber graduated from South Dade Sr. High School.

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Many popular event venues are tucked behind dense foliage in Redland. Or visitors can roam around the Fruit and Spice Park to learn about thousands of tropical species. Then there is a spot that blends elements of both as well as other unique characteristics.

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Kick off your Super Bowl get together with the delicious fresh baked taste of game day foods.

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When Rodeo’s Todd Hardwick discovered that a close to 6,500-pound oak stump was about to be trashed, he hired heavy duty equipment to transport and unload it at his Hammock in the Redlands. Soon, local wood carver Sean

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Think back on some of your favorite family meals over the years and it’s likely that Campbell Soup Company played a role during those important moments around the table. An American icon, Campbell recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.

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We all seem to be searching to a unique lunch to serve when we get a call from an unexpected guest that wants to drop by. Recently this happened to me! I was looking for lighter fare that would  still look pretty, yet satisfy and fill them up. Bacon Raspberry Balsamic Spinach Salad fits the …

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For the most part, breast cancer is a disease the effects women. However, a small proportion of new breast cancers are actually diagnosed in men. Last year, about 2,500 men were diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Male breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of all breast canc…

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We are all ready for a a simple comfort dish that will start our  New Year right. Why not serve a pot of cozy warm soup? Hopefully,  with us getting a chill in the air soon, we can use these recipes to satisfy and enlighten everyone’s palette. Our Turnip Green Soup is typically a Southern co…

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We all want to feel happy and productive. But here's the Catch 22: the things we do to try to feel that way—working long hours, rushing kids from one activity to the other, and meeting all of life's obligations—can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, and even resentful. (And that's not count…

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There’s always something happening in the Florida Keys & Key West, from eclectic festivals focusing on the area’s colorful history, artistic culture and notable cuisine to events that celebrate the Keys’ unique environment, underwater adventures and quirky ambi- ance. A comprehensive and…

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We all have favorite memories of Holiday baking. Most of us are busy at this time of year so we are all looking for fast, delicious recipes to make for this festive season. These Candied Pecans are just the right gift for friend or neighbor. Make sure the ingredients you are cooking with are…