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RAINBOW SKY: CORAL GABLES’ ART INITIATIVE

3 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
Coral Gables wants to become South Florida’s newest art destination and they are doing it by stringing 720 colorful umbrellas above Giralda Plaza. The Coral Gables Community Foundation collaborated with the city of Coral Gables and Portugal-based art company, Sextafeira, to attract locals and tourists to the city. By: Cristina Lebron and Kristen Torres South Read More

Recycling Changes Affecting Broward County

3 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
On July 6th, residents of the City of Sunrise, Florida learned that their recycling program is changing. All recyclables will no longer be processed as usual, but rather sent to a waste-to-energy incineration plant called Wheelabrator in South Broward where it will be converted to electricity. The City rejected the contract renewal with Waste Management Read More

A Miami State of Mind

3 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
Swimming pools and movie stars – wait, that’s California. South Florida is much more than its 663 miles of beaches. Yet admittedly, that’s often what first comes to mind. People around the world perceive South Florida as a subtropical spring break heaven, a vacation hotspot and a retirement destination. It’s 2018, do these notations still Read More

The Hidden Treasure of Wilton Manors

3 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
Located in the heart of Wilton Manors, Eucalyptus Gardens is host to a local marketplace that has become a female dominated landscape and a hub for women empowerment. By: Natalie Sarrcino, Agustina Sosa and Douglass Gavilan South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram This three acres of land is home to three permanent restaurants, the Alchemist, Voo la Read More

Are non-corporate stores the future for malls?

4 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
While major store are leaving Sunset Place, new store concepts are attempting to revive interest and business. The Shops at Sunset Place is a three story mall without a roof. There are no anchor stores, instead the mall is host to AMC, LA Fitness, Splitsville and Buffalo Wild Wings. While they’re big companies, they do Read More

Coral Gables gave Local Businesses 12 months to transition away from single-use plastic bags

4 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
After being given a year for preparation, Coral Gables restaurants and stores replaced the plastic bags at their establishments with recycled paper bags and canvas bags. By: Cristina Lebrón and Kristen Torres South Florida Uncovered @SoFloUncovered • Facebook • Instagram “I am super happy about the resolution,” said business owner, Sandra Moreira. Her clothing boutique is located on Miracle Read More

Monarch Butterflies Seen As a Symbol of Migration and Freedom

4 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami is hosting a collaborative group exhibition “Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly” from May 24 – Aug. 5. The exhibit features 37 artists who derive or live in the migration path of the monarch butterfly, which travels from southern Canada Read More

Families Belong Together

4 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
The fight to end the separation of children and families at the U.S.-Mexico border has ignited a fuse within the South Florida Community. On June 30 Miami joined the national “Families Belong Together” campaign with a protest held in downtown Miami at the Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. The week before, thousands rallied towards the Read More

Tiki’s Great Escape

4 months ago Nicholas Rodriguez 0
On June 9th, Tiki, a soft keel-billed toucan, escaped Flamingo Gardens in Davie, Florida. Michael Ruggieri, Director of Animal Care, said that a keeper opened the door of Tiki’s cage and accidentally bent over to grab a bucket from the ground, giving Tiki full access to fly over her head. By: Vanessa Adrian and Amarilys Read More

Nicaragua’s “ex-dictator” buried in Miami

6 months ago southfloridauncovered 0
An ex-president of Nicaragua, or ex-dictator —depending on whom you ask,— is buried in Miami. Not in Nicaragua or in Paraguay, where he was assassinated, but in Miami, home of the largest Nicaraguan population in the nation, according the 2010 Census. Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Nicaragua’s de-facto ruler from 1967-1979, is buried alongside his wife in Read More