On a recent weekday, 30 girls created elaborate, dramatic headpieces from leftover tablecloths, holiday decorations, foil balloons and other discarded, recyclable materials. They were knee-deep in their projects for Junk to Funk camp, where they make — then wear — their fashion creations in a runway fashion show.
A pastor who was asked to step down after a group of St. Rose of Lima parishioners accused him of impropriety has been cleared, in part, by the Archdiocese of Miami after an almost two-month investigation. But the parishioners’ group say their concerns were sidestepped.
Developers Seth Gadinsky and Sam Soriero will renovate a 2-acre property in the El Portal village that was previously a Methodist church and convert it to a mixed-use space that offers affordable, long-term rent to tenants who were priced out of nearby Wynwood.
Celebrating Black History Month, the Miami Shores People of Color (PoC) organization will host a variety of free family-friendly literary and music events at the Brockway Memorial Library and other area venues throughout February.
A concert at Barry University Thursday evening aims to spread awareness of the dangers of human trafficking. On its website, the National Human Trafficking Resource Center names Florida as the state with the third-highest number of reported human trafficking cases.
Fourth-grade students at Miami Country Day School got a taste of their first triathlon on a recent weekday as they swam three laps, biked eight times around a 400-meter track and ran a mile on their school’s grounds, all during first period. They also learned firsthand how nothing, even a disability, should prevent someone from living out his or her dreams.