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Billy the Marlin gives a thumbs up while helping Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson plant trees at Duarte Park in Allapattah on February 12, 2010.
Commissioner Audrey M. Edmonson flexed her green thumb along with members of the Florida Marlins and Hands on Miami at Juan Pablo Duarte Park in Allapattah on Friday, February 12, 2010. With players, officials, and Billy the Marlin helping out, Commissioner Edmonson planted several trees at the park to beautify the area.
Cheryl Little
On Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at its 6th annual celebration for Black History Month, delancyhill P.A., in collaboration with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Bilmor Advertising, Circle of One Marketing and the law firm of SquiresBenson will host a reception in honor of attorney Cheryl Little for her unwavering advocacy on behalf of Haitian refugees and other immigrants from the African Diaspora. The reception will host clients, firm partners and community leaders from 6:30 PM -8:30 PM at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens located at 10901 Old Cutler Road Coral Gables, Florida 33156. The celebration will feature the music of jazz steel pianist Leon Foster Thomas.

Maria Noa Habchi
The Caribbean-Canadian community is being mobilised by a Pacific islander in Toronto to support humanitarian efforts for Haiti in an initiative lauded by the Caribbean Media Exchange (CMEx).

In partnership with CMEx, Toronto-based Maria Noa Habchi, of the Pacific Island of Samoa, is staging a "Haitian Carnival" cultural event on Sunday, February 28 at the Lula Lounge at 7 p.m. (1585 Dundas St. West) to raise revenues for the earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Cutting the ribbon at the grand opening of the Broward County Historical Commission and Museum, left to right, are: Broward County Commissioner John Rodstrom, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, Broward County Mayor Ken Keechl and Broward County School Board member Maureen Dinnen.
On February 4, more than 300 residents and officials of the Broward community celebrated the grand opening of the new Broward County Historical Commission and Museum at the site of the former West Side Grade School, located at 301 S.W. 13 (Harmon) Ave. in Fort Lauderdale in the historic Sailboat Bend neighborhood.