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Inner City Children’s Touring Dance will have free Introductory Classical Ballet Workshops for girls ages 6-8 and 9-12 on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Call 305-758-1577 or visit www.childrendance.net. Sisters Empowerment Circle invites ladies 45 and over with an interest in ...

Giving back to their communities

Miami-Dade County Commissioners Barbara J. Jordan, Audrey Edmonson and Commission Chair Jean Monestime spread holiday cheer in their respective districts. Jordan visited Headstart Dec. 17 to give children, ranging in age from 3 to 5 years old, a free toy. ...

Oak Grove Park unveils new tennis courts

Miami-Dade County Chairman Jean Monestime hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 18 to officially inaugurate four new tennis courts at Oak Grove Park. A friendly match against Commissioner Xavier L. Suarez to try out the new courts was accepted by ...

Carol City athletic director never has an ‘off season’

Now that football season is over, basketball season is about to ramp up. With the changing seasons comes a focus on high school athletic directors. They are the administrative arms in the three seasons - as in fall, winter and ...

Buccaneers prevail at NSU Shark Holiday Classic

The Barry Buccaneers eked out a 72-68 women's basketball win over the Miles Lady Golden Bears in the 2015 NSU Shark Holiday Classic on Sunday to close out the first semester. The Buccaneers (8-3) earned their third straight win to ...

Beverly Johnson: ‘The Face That Changed It All’

Former supermodel, current actress, author and entrepreneur Beverly Johnson was the keynote speaker at the Dec. 7 Women of Color “Advocates for Change” forum at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC), located on Sistrunk Boulevard in Fort ...

‘Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation’

The gardening catalogs started arriving this week – right on time. In the gray of winter, they represent so much promise, whether you have six acres or six inches of dirt. This time of year, it’s fun to imagine what ...

The Social Whirl

Tis the season and holiday celebrationg is in full swing in our community.

Chatter That Matters

Miami- Dade County came alive on Dec. 5 for the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce’s 10th Annual Holiday Gala, sponsored at Watson Island in the Banquet room. Heading the entourage were: Calvin Hughes, anchor at WPLG Local 10, followed by G. ...

Exploring Grand Cayman

Grand Cayman makes a lovely anomaly. The island offers stunning experiences with wild life and nature, but still gives the “feeling” of an island vacation. You see, in between the only on-the-island excursions of visits to a turtle farm or ...

Orange Bowl celebrates opening of newest field

The Orange Bowl Committee officially celebrated the opening of Orange Bowl Field at Ives Estates Park on Dec. 3.

Central High Rockets win fourth state title in a row

It could easily be seen as “Rocket Science” on the gridiron. The Miami Central High School Rockets kept their date with history and defeated Seffner Armwood High School, 48-13, to win a record fourth Florida State Class 6A Championship.

‘The Force Awakens’ sells out, breaks records

In January 2013, the announcement that J.J. Abrams was directing the next Star Wars movie had fans of the series excited for the next chapter. Three years later, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” is releasing on Dec. 18.

Barry women’s basketball on a roll

The Barry University women's basketball team won its first Sunshine State Conference game of the season on Wednesday, Dec. 2, beating Lynn University, 76-63, at home.