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Access to Vaccination Sites and Types Expands in South Florida

Patients will now have more options regarding where they can receive the COVID-19 vaccine after MD NOW® expanded its vaccination sites in South Florida. As the largest urgent care provider in Florida, MD NOW® will offer Moderna at previous locations and Johnson & Johnson vaccines at three new sites. “These vaccines are effective at preventing COVID-19 and

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The Casino @ Dania Beach Brews Up Jai-Alai Week

To conjure up excitement for the centuries-old sport of Jai-Alai and a pale ale beer that celebrates the sport, The Casino @ Dania Beach is hosting “Jai-Alai Week” from April 25 through May 1. During the celebration, attendees can watch live games of the sport, receive free giveaways, and have a chance to meet with

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The Bash is Back

The 13th annual Boating & Beach Bash returns to Boca Raton, sadly, without its longtime leader. But the beloved event for individuals with disabilities is moving forward amid the new normal with an updated name and fresh location. “So much has changed since our last Bash in March 2020, when we were fortunate enough to

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Howard’s Gift to Boca

For a generation of diners in south Palm Beach County, Uncle Tai’s was the place to go for authentic Hunan cuisine. Far less known is that it’s also the place that gave rise to college football in Boca Raton. It’s there that Anthony Catanese, then the president of Florida Atlantic University, invited Howard Schnellenberger to

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Question of the Week

Few people pay it forward as often as Sarah Alsofrom does in a given year. In her role as director of community relations for GL Homes, the University of Florida graduate helps to coordinate donations to more than 150 charities annually for the renowned homebuilder. “My personality has always lent itself to helping others,” says

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The Gov Blew This Call

In early February, President Biden announced that by summer 2021 there will be enough vaccines for everyone in the U.S., and he has since moved this up to end of May. However, in mid-February, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida released an executive order stating that the COVID-19 vaccine will only be administered to long-term care

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The Big Number: 24

24: This is the average number of women per minute, around the world, who are victims of intimate partner violence. It’s estimated that 1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime. Thanks to two important advocacy groups based in Miami—The Women’s Fund, and the South Florida chapter of One Billion

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This nonprofit’s mission: to help other nonprofits

At Morningday Community Solutions, every day is Christmas. The nonprofit operates two warehouses (one in Pompano Beach and one in West Palm Beach) where other nonprofits can buy donated items from retailers for “around 30 or 40 cents on the dollar.” But the volunteers and staff at Morningday never quite know what they’re going to

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Broward Heart Walk invites residents to “save lives while staying in”

The American Heart Association is setting a high bar for its upcoming Broward Heart Walk on Sunday, March 14. The 27th annual event seeks to raise $1.5 million while celebrating survivors of heart disease and stroke and encouraging physical activity. The digital event has already received a record-breaking commitment toward its goal. City Furniture has

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A Hero to the Disabled Dies at 56

Shawn Friedkin was a husband and father to the first of his two daughters when an 18-wheeler changed his life. In reacting to avoid the truck that had swerved into his lane, Friedkin’s car veered off the road and flipped over and over again. The accident damaged Friedkin’s spinal cord beyond repair, rendering him a

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Local nonprofit that empowers girls affiliates with national organization

A Miami-based nonprofit that seeks to empower girls is now has a louder voice. Founded by attorney and human rights advocate Virginia Akar in 2017, Strong Girls Inc., “provides girls in Miami with the resources and support to grow up healthy, educated, and independent.” Through after-school programming, about 180 girls in the county’s Title 1

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Fort Lauderdale wholesaler pledges $250,000 to Joe DiMaggio

A Fort Lauderdale company’s recent donation shows the power of corporate social responsibility. United National Consumer Suppliers recently pledged $250,000 to the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation through its new 501(c)(3) nonprofit UNCS Cares Foundation. The wholesale distribution company is led by founder Brett Rose, who is relearning to walk after a mosquito bite led

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