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Miami Springs youth football breaks gender barrier as first female takes the field

Someday, many decades down the road, Sophia Marichal might sit her grandchildren down on her lap and tell them all about the day their grandma made history in Miami Springs. But last Saturday at Prince Field, this 11-year-old wasn’t the least bit worried about being a history-maker or breaking down any gender barriers. All Sophia Marichal wanted to do “was just go have fun” and at the same time perhaps fulfill a wish that her father, who passed away 17 months ago, had for her.

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New hotel on the way at old Cisco's site in Virginia Gardens

Cisco's Cafe was once one of the premier Mexican restaurants in Miami-Dade County and the centerpiece of action in Virginia Gardens. About 10 years ago, the cafe closed and soon after the building was demolished. After eight years, Waterstone Capital Airport has purchased the property and will build a hotel on the site.

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Vietnam Congressional Medal of Honor winner honored at Miami Springs High School

Last week the United Teachers of Dade (UTD), the governing union representing Miami-Dade County teachers, organized a terrific event in Room 205 of Miami Springs Senior High School that turned a terrible “wrong” into a terrific “right" when former Miami Springs student Bruce Wayne Carter, who was killed in the Vietnam War and awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, was honored with a plaque in his memory.