Once again, Broward County and Kiwanis Divisions 23 and 24 are partnering for the Christmas In July project to benefit homeless children living in Broward County.

Christmas In July activities culminate with a day filled with entertainment, games, food and gifts that provide homeless children, from newborns to age 18, with new clothing, socks, shoes and underwear, reading books and toiletries. School aged children also receive school supplies for the upcoming school year. This is all made possible through the generosity of Broward County residents, companies and County employees.

The City of Miramar and WSVN-7 present its Annual Career Fair Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Miramar Cultural Center & Arts Park located at 2400 Civic Center Place (on Red Road, north of Miramar Parkway).

The event will be co-sponsored by CareerSource Broward and hosted by Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis. Companies present include Wal-Mart, WSVN-TV Channel 7, Career Source Broward, Coca-Cola Refreshments, Memorial Healthcare System, Comcast, Carnival Cruise Lines, Memorial Plan–Dade Memorial Park, Space Coast Credit Union, Calvin Klein Warehouse, Miami VA Healthcare System (Veterans Outreach Program), Waste Pro, Aero Turbine, US Gas & Electric, Miami Jewish Health Systems, City of Miramar, and a host of many more!

United for Care, the main organization advocating for the approval of Florida Amendment 2 allowing for the medical use of marijuana in the state, expressed its approval of the House of Representatives’ passage of a bill that, if signed by Governor Rick Scott, would legalize a strain of marijuana that has proven effective at reducing convulsions in patients suffering from intractable epilepsy.  

The strain is high in a non-euphoric compound called Cannabidiol, or CBD, and is low in THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2, is inviting the community to “Savor the Experience” of Haitian culture, art, music and food by participating in the County’s 14th annual celebration of Haitian Heritage Cultural Month.

“Haitian Heritage Cultural Month is a wonderful opportunity for residents of every nationality and background to come and experience the richness of Haitian culture,” said Commissioner Monestime, the first Haitian-American elected to the County Commission. “I encourage everyone to take part in this celebration of all the contributions the Haitian community has made to Miami-Dade County and the world.”