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Code Enforcement or Code Harassment

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Junk, trash and debris, faded, mildewed, peeling, discolored paint on houses, and storing of commercial vehicles in residential areas are just a few of the violations that code enforcement officers have to deal with on a daily basis. But many of our citizens in the City of Miami Gardens seem to think that the code […]

It’s Not Too Late!

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City of Miami Gardens 2010 Census Update – In March the City of Miami Gardens kicked-off its Complete Count Census Initiative. With two City sponsored events and local promotions on several radio programs, the City has been hastily spreading the word about the importance of the census. Their hard work has begun to reap dividends. […]

5th Annual “Jazz In The Gardens” Stuns With 90% Growth In Box Office Revenue

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A-List Headliners Bring Record Crowds Despite Transitional Economy – Almost 45,000 music lovers flocked to Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida for the 5th Annual “Jazz in the Gardens” hosted by nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner. The festival kicked off on Saturday, March 20th, 2010, with magnificent performances by Mary J. Blige, Robin […]

Ask an MD2B: Recognizing and Preventing Alcohol Abuse

Greetings Miami Gardens, Masses of people visit South Florida to enjoy their spring and summer vacations on our warm, sunny beaches. However, these festivities may be associated with excessive indulgence in alcohol and reminds us of the health effects of alcohol abuse. Alcohol has long been part of American culture, and it can be enjoyed […]

Hochberg Preparatory presents concert by musical talent Ethan Bortnick

Hochberg Preparatory will host a benefit concert headlined by world renowned musical talent and child prodigy Ethan Bortnick on Wednesday, May 26th. The concert, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., will take place at Beth Torah Benny Rok Campus located at 20350 NE 26th Avenue in North Miami Beach. The full-length concert will feature a […]

Naples Beach Hotel completes $5 million pool complex

The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club recently completed its all-new $5 million beachfront pool complex. The larger beachfront pool complex features two new swimming pools — a freeform pool for families and a secluded ovalshaped pool for adults. The area also has two new whirlpools, a new pool bar with food service, new restrooms, […]

Jane Fonda hosts ‘World Fitness Day’

Celebrity trainers celebrate health and working out – On May 1, actress and fitness icon Jane Fonda teamed up with celebrity trainers including Richard Simmons, Denise Austin and Billy Banks to host the first annual “World Fitness Day.” The event, drawing thousands to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, is designed to promote health and fitness […]

Jane Fonda hosts ‘World Fitness Day’

Celebrity trainers celebrate health and working out – On May 1, actress and fitness icon Jane Fonda teamed up with celebrity trainers including Richard Simmons, Denise Austin and Billy Banks to host the first annual “World Fitness Day.” The event, drawing thousands to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, is designed to promote health and fitness […]

Iconic office building receives its new name: Miami Tower

One of the world’s most iconic office buildings is receiving a new name and welcoming new tenants. Downtown Miami’s Bank of America Tower at International Place, a 600,000-square-foot I.M Pei-designed building recognized around the world for its changing palette of exterior lighting schemes, has been renamed “Miami Tower.” The news, which follows former tenant Bank […]

Autographed NASCAR racing helmet prize for Shake-A-Leg benefit raffle

Shake-A-Leg Miami — a community-based aquatic activities center serving ablebodied individuals as well as those with physical, developmental, and economic challenges — has launched an online raffle for a chance to win an official, one-of-a-kind NASCAR racing helmet signed by 32 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers including four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup […]

Robert M. Heuer to be honored with 25th anniversary tribute

Robert M. Heuer, Florida Grand Opera general director and CEO, will be honored on Thursday, Feb. 25, with a Tribute Concert in the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County’s Sanford and Dolores Ziff Ballet Opera House, followed by a black-tie dinner on the Lynn Wolfson Stage, in celebration of his […]

Grove Arts Festival unveils 2010 poster

Nationally recognized contemporary artist Maria Reyes-Jones has been selected to create the 2010 poster for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. The event will take place on President’s Day weekend, Feb. 13-15. A Florida native, Maria Reyes-Jones received her formal training from Florida State University, earning both […]

Make yourself count in Census, but don’t become scam victim

With preparations underway for the 2010 Census — one of the most important undertakings in the U.S. — the Miami- Dade Consumer Services Department is cautioning consumers to learn how to spot potential scams. By knowing exactly what to expect from the Census Bureau, you can avoid becoming a victim of a crime. Every U.S. […]

Shoe Drive for Haiti at Southland Mall

Southland Mall, the only enclosed regional mall servicing South Miami-Dade County down to the Florida Keys and boasting over 1 million square feet of gross leasable space, has partnered with Old Navy and the Rotary Club of Perrine Cutler Ridge Palmetto Bay to hold a Shoe Collection Drive for the Haiti earthquake victims. The event […]

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