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Last day to vote

Voting closes at midnight Thursday in the Solve This Miami! $25,000 grant competition. Finalists are the Borscht Corporation, Breakthrough Miami, Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations, Urban Paradise Guild and Women of Tomorrow Mentorship & Scholarship Program. Find details about the grant program, check out proposals from each group and vote at MiamiHerald.com. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Last day to vote for Solve This Miami! grant winner

Voting closes at midnight Thursday in the Solve This Miami! $25,000 grant competition. Finalists are the Borscht Corporation, Breakthrough Miami, Coalition of Florida Farmworker Organizations, Urban Paradise Guild and Women of Tomorrow Mentorship & Scholarship Program. Find details about the grant program, check out proposals from each group and vote at MiamiHerald.com. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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Cyclist reunites with hero who saved him after heart attack

Dino Rio, a trained triathlete, loves to break out his bike for long rides. So when a 25 mile charity ride popped up nearly three weeks ago, Dino was all in, but he never finished the race. He says he started feeling shortness of death and some pain in his chest. Dino didn’t realize he was having a heart attack at 44 years old. “I kept resting and I guess my adrenaline started going down ,and it just got worse and worse,” he said. Dino is alive today thanks to another cyclist: 71 year old Anthony Russo. “He looked under stress and as soon as he said left arm pain and shortness of breath and chest pain, I knew those signs are what I look for myself– I read about it some time ago probably in Men’s Health,” said Russo. Russo’s quick thinking calmed Dino and got the attention of a police officer, who called for an airlift from Key Largo to a hospital in Kendall. Doctors say if it had happened 10 minutes later, Dino would have died. “The heart attack I suffered is still shocking and very emotional as you can see but I’m trying to learn to cope with it,” said Dino. The two men were …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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President Obama visits Florida

President Barack Obama is arguing that women need better educational opportunities as he raises political money in Florida. Obama has been focusing on women’s economic issues in this midterm election year and plans to focus on higher education in a visit Thursday to Orlando’s Valencia College. Democrats are hoping that women will turn out in support of their candidates in November and say Obama’s economic message appeals to them. Florida has one of the country’s most competitive gubernatorial races. Obama also plans to raise money for Democrats at two evening fundraisers in Miami. Obama is hosting a Working Families Summit this summer. The Valencia visit kicks off the first regional forum planned before the summit, with future events in Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston and New York. …read more Source: WPLG Local News     ...
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Meet Mr. Wrestling II, Midnight Express, Rock-n-Roll Express, Dark Journey, Cowboy Bill Watts and more at Mid-South Legends Fanfest

The Mid-South Legends Fanfest is Friday, April 4 at the Sigur Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Dr. in Chalmette, near New Orleans. …read more Source: Miami Herald     ...
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