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    • Cafe Cubano Primer Created: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      While many of us are comfortable walking into a Starbucks and ordering a ]venti non-fat half-caf hazelnut latte, the Cuban coffee drinks popular in Miami may still be intimidating. Here is a primer for translating the drink names as well as some customs for drinking them.
    • Retired Hurricane Names Created: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      The National Hurricane Center uses seven rotating lists of standard names for storms. However, meteorologists will occasionally remove a name from the list after an especially deadly or costly storm.
    • Community Hurricane Readiness Created: Monday, June 02, 2003 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      With hurricane season upon us once again, many people are thinking about how to prepare themselves for the worst. Just as important is making arrangements for a neighborhood plan. There are a lot of ways you can help others in your community to insure everyone is prepared. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
    • Spring Allergies in Miami Created: Sunday, May 28, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Spring brings a number of pleasant feelings to mind – spring flowers, the rainy season and the nearing of summer vacation. However, for thousands of Miami residents, it also brings the beginning of a serious allergy season marked by runny noses, watery eyes and plenty of tissues. In this article, we take a look at where Miami stands relative to other US cities and some common sense precautions you can take to control your allergies.
    • John Pennekamp State Park Created: Sunday, May 21, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      As the nation’s first underwater park, John Pennekamp allows visitors to experience a Jacques Cousteau-like world within a short drive from downtown Miami. The park is largely underwater, located within the confines of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
    • Tropical Mango Relish Created: Sunday, May 07, 2006 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      I can think of no single ingredient that carries the taste of Miami quite like the mango. Adding this fruit to any dish gives it a uniquely 'floribbean' taste. Why not add a touch of Miami to your Thanksgiving table? Here is a recipe from my own table for Mango Relish, perfect as a side dish or a condiment for your turkey. Try it as a sandwich spread for left-over turkey sandwiches. Happy cooking!
    • Hurricane Categories Created: Sunday, September 04, 2005 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Whenever a tropical storm hits the news, you begin to hear talk of hurricane categories. Questions like “What category will this storm be when it hits Florida?” and “Do you think this will be a category 5 storm?” dominate local conversation. You might have a vague understanding that the higher the category, the stronger the storm, but do you really know what these categories are all about?
    • History of the Freedom Tower Created: Monday, June 16, 2003 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      If you live in Miami, you no doubt know the Freedom Tower’s silhouette. It is a distinctive part of our skyline. Its rich history and symbolism have now been preserved for all to enjoy for many generations to come.
    • Design the Right Pool for your Family Created: Monday, October 06, 2003 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      From designing the pool of your dreams to finding the right builder to make it happen, there's no need to sweat. Follow these simple tips to make sure you get the pool that's right for you with no frustration.
    • Protecting yourself from West Nile Virus Created: Friday, August 01, 2003 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      Summer brings the threat of mosquitoes and West Nile Virus. Find out some simple precautions to help you enjoy your time outdoors, worry-free.
    • South Florida Area Codes Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      The South Florida region is served by three area codes: 305, 786 and 239. These three area codes all lie within the Eastern Time Zone. Are you familiar with each of these area codes and how they divide the South Florida region?
    • Wynwood Art District Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      An eclectic vision of vibrant wall art and trendy eats is rapidly transforming Miami's Wynwood Art District into Miami’s hottest neighborhood.
    • South Pointe Park Created: Wednesday, July 02, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      South Pointe Park is one of Miami’s best kept secrets. Just steps from the hustle, bustle, history and excitement of Ocean Drive’s strip South Pointe Park is where the real Miamians go to relax, romance, and work out.
    • Dadeland Mall, Miami -- Dining, Shopping, Entertainment and More! Created: Friday, March 27, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Dadeland Mall is a great shopping experience for those of us who live and work in the southern part of the county. It's conveniently located between US 1 and SR 826 on North Kendall Drive and feat...
    • 2015 Hurricane Names Created: Sunday, May 08, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
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    • Miami Photos: Attractions, Beaches, Skylines, Wildlife and More! Created: Sunday, July 20, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Links to my favorite photographs of this very photogenic city - attractions, beaches, wildlife, the skyline and more.
    • MetroRail to Miami International Airport Created: Sunday, August 05, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Miami’s MetroRail public transportation system now serves Miami International Airport (MIA)! After decades of waiting, the system extension opened in July 2012, offering service several times...
    • Miracle Mile Shopper's Guide Created: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      The Miracle Mile shopping district in Coral Gables offers visitors and residents an exciting lineup of upscale retail stores and restaurants. The area is a section of Coral Way (SW 22nd Street) be...
    • Miami's Largest Employers Created: Sunday, July 03, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Looking for a job in South Florida can be a daunting task. If you're currently unemployed, underemployed, or just looking for a fresh start, this list of the largest employers in our region can he...
    • Kids Eat Free in Miami Restaurants Created: Saturday, November 28, 2009 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Eating out with a family doesn't need to do serious damage to your pocketbook. The South Florida restaurants profiled in this article all offer free or reduced-price meals to kids on a regular bas...
    • The Falls, Miami -- Dining, Shopping, Entertainment and More! Created: Sunday, August 17, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      The Falls is one of my favorite places to shop in Miami because it combines great shopping, restaurants and entertainment with a pleasant outdoor shopping experience. Located at the intersection o...
    • Bayside Marketplace, Miami -- Dining, Shopping, Entertainment and More! Created: Saturday, May 30, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      Bayside Marketplace is a great shopping experience for those of us who live and work in downtown Miami. It's conveniently located on Biscayne Boulevard just south of American Airlines Arena and fe...
    • What Time is it in Miami? Created: Saturday, June 21, 2014 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Miami and almost the entire state of Florida lie within the Eastern Time Zone.
    • September Events in Miami Created: Saturday, December 23, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      September is an exciting month in Miami. This calendar provides a run-down of some of the regular events occurring in our fair city each September.
    • August Events in Miami Created: Saturday, December 23, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      August is an exciting month in Miami. This calendar provides a run-down of some of the regular events occurring in our fair city each August.
    • July Events in Miami Created: Saturday, December 23, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      July is an exciting month in Miami. This calendar provides a run-down of some of the regular events occurring in our fair city each July.
    • Miami Celebrates the Fourth of July, 2014 Created: Friday, June 25, 2004 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
      Wondering what to do this Fourth of July? Look no further... Miami has some of the most unique and most spectacular celebrations in the country. See which one suits you best.
    • Miami Science Museum Visitor Guide Created: Friday, November 14, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014
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    • Free and Low Cost Miami Spay and Neuter Clinics Created: Saturday, January 02, 2010 Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014
      Spaying and neutering cats and dogs is one of the marks of responsible pet ownership. Did you know that there are several low-cost options for spaying or neutering your cat or dog in Miami?"
    • The Elian Gonzalez Story Created: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Elian Gonzalez, the 6 year old boy at the center of the international battle for child custody, and contention between the U.S. and Cuba, has recently resurfaced into the spotlight, sparking new debates.
    • Discounts, Coupons and Deals for Miami Residents Created: Sunday, February 04, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Everyone in Miami is always looking for a bargain. I’ve collected some of the best deals available to Miami residents in one place. If you’re looking for discounts on Miami restaurants, attractions or shopping, give these resources a try!
    • Best Restaurants in Kendall Created: Sunday, October 12, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014
      Kendall is one of Miami's fastest growing suburbs and has a wide variety of restaurants catering to almost any taste. In this article, we take a look at some of my favorite places to grab a bite t...

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