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Bal Harbour hopes to convince utilities to use less permanent paint

Bal Harbour hopes to convince utility companies to switch to a chalk-based paint when marking streets and sidewalks — rather than the longer-lasting variety currently in use. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Miami Herald Bal Harbour wants to start a pilot program to convince utility companies to use chalk-based paint for construction site markings, instead of the more permanent ... Read More »

Mayor calls on council to fire city manager

El Portal’s mayor wants the village manager fired. By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald El Portal Mayor Daisy Black this week called for the firing of Village Manager Jason Walker, but the other four Village Council members ignored the suggestion. Just before the conclusion of Tuesday’s council meeting, Black read a statement calling for the ouster of Walker, ... Read More »

Miami Lakes teacher bikes across Florida to fight obesity

A first grade teacher at Miami Lakes K-8 Center will begin a 590-mile ride from Georgia to Florida to promote exercise for kids. By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald Miami Lakes teacher Marlene Garcia has competed in marathons, but she has never attempted to push herself like she will on this endeavor. On Thursday, Garcia will begin a ... Read More »

Optimist Club takes kids out for a day at sea

The annual Kids Day out event, organized by The Miami Springs/Virginia Gardens Optimist Club, took kids on an instructional tour of Biscayne Bay to learn about plants, animals and other water and marine resources. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald Vandals didn’t dampen the spirits of local children who headed out for a day on the water. More than ... Read More »

Festival marks birth of Cuban Republic

Cuban culture and heritage will be celebrated in Coral Gables on Friday. By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald The eighth annual Cubalibre Blockparty presented by the Globe Café and Bar, 377 Alhambra circle, will take place in downtown Coral Gables Friday night. The 300 block of Alhambra Circle will be closed for the festival. Admission is free. Daniel ... Read More »