Julia Yarbough

Building Trust; Building Civic Pride

Building Trust; Building Civic Pride

“Know that change is inevitable.” Words of heartfelt advice to the leaders, residents and visitors to The City of Miami Gardens from the young city’s first Mayor, Shirley Gibson. As our community marks an historic birthday milestone – the 10 year anniversary of the creation of Miami Gardens, the woman ...

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South Florida Landlords Beware

South Florida Landlords Beware

We hear it time and again – stories on the news about individuals taking advantage of the high number of foreclosed and/or vacant properties in South Florida and homes “for rent.” Time and again I share stories and information with my fellow South Floridians based on personal experiences (good and ...

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On Top of the World

It’s good to have friends in ‘high places.’ One perk of being an avid traveler is my network of friends stretches far and wide. Most of those friends also love exotic adventure. Like my dear friend Phil Henderson. We rafted Utah’s Green River during my 2010 Highway to a Husband ...

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Mother Nature’s exotic playground welcomes a new fan

South Florida, one of Mother Nature’s most exotic playgrounds, is about to get a new resident determined to bring greater awareness, education and empathy to the importance of connecting to Mother Earth. Jarid Manos, a green leader, literary author (Ghetto Plainsman, Temba House Press), and public speaker, is preparing to ...

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Preparing for Success: How one man is helping teens

Remember when we were in High School how administrators would schedule guest speakers to come in and chat with the students (us) about the importance of staying in school, getting good grades and living up to the goals and aspirations set by our parents? Administrators from Stranahan High School recently ...

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A world with Diabetes

Did you know November 14th is World Diabetes Day? It marks the birthday of Frederick Banting, who along with Charles Best made the discovery of insulin (a life-saving treatment for diabetics) back in 1922. According to the American Diabetes Association, almost 26 million people in the United States live with ...

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