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Miami-Dade firefighter raises more than $20,000 for MCH

Miami-Dade firefighter raises more than $20,000 for MCH

Kevin Court, a Miami-Dade firefighter, and his wife, Maida, have been organizing a children’s fishing tournament for the past six years raising funds for Miami Children’s Hospital Craniofacial Center. Recently the Court family presented a $20,473 check to the hospital, money raised at this year’s tournament, bringing the total they have raised for the Craniofacial […]

Miami-Dade firefighters host toy drive for needy children

The Dade County Association of Firefighter Charities is organizing “Toys for Kids” this holiday season. The drive continues through Dec. 21. During this period the public can drop off new, unwrapped toys at any Miami- Dade Fire Rescue Station. “Firefighters have been organizing ‘Toys for Kids’ for more than 20 years,” said Karen Joseph, a […]

Firefighter saves park ranger’s life following rattlesnake bite

Firefighter saves park ranger’s life following rattlesnake bite

    Lt. Scott Mullin immediately jumped to action after receiving the call that Park Ranger Anthony (Tony) Terry had been bitten by an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. Terry was bitten on his left hand while attempting to remove the rattlesnake from his home located in Everglades National Park. Mullin is with the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue […]

Gulliver’s Eco-Cooker team wins Spirit of Innovation Challenge

Gulliver’s Eco-Cooker team wins Spirit of Innovation Challenge

Gulliver Preparatory School’s engineering team has been selected as one of four national 2013 Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation Challenge winners. Each winning team received an innovation grant of $10,000 to continue product development and a one-year affiliate membership to Sigma Xi, the scientific research society. Gulliver’s engineering team won in the challenge’s Energy and […]

Youth Fair awards 75 college scholarships to local students

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The Miami-Dade County Youth Fair and Expo recently announced the 75 recipients of its annual college scholarship program. The awards were presented during a dinner ceremony on Apr. 25 at the R. Ray Goode Building on The Youth Fair fairgrounds at Tamiami Park. The $1,000 college scholarships were awarded to 51 public, private, charter and […]

West Kendall Baptist Hospital names board chair, vice chair

West Kendall Baptist Hospital names board chair, vice chair

West Kendall Baptist Hospital has named Aída Shafer as chair of its board of directors. Shafer, who previously served as vice chair, replaces the late Tony Alonso who died in October 2012. Shafer is owner of the certified public accounting firm Viciana & Shafer PA in Coral Gables. She is a graduate of Florida State […]

Pilot program gives students experience in biomedical sciences

Pilot program gives students experience in biomedical sciences

Gulliver Academy Middle School has been selected for a national biomedical sciences pilot program in South Florida. The new program, developed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW), is a middle school curriculum that will be launched in the spring of 2013. PLTW, the nation’s leading non-profit provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum […]

Pilot program providing students experience in biomedical sciences

Pilot program providing students experience in biomedical sciences

Gulliver Academy Middle School has been selected for a national biomedical sciences pilot program in South Florida. The new program, developed by Project Lead The Way (PLTW), is a middle school curriculum that will be launched in the spring of 2013. PLTW, the nation’s leading non-profit provider of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum […]

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