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Commissioner Lynda Bell is inviting all small businesses in District 8 to take advantage of the County’s annual “Mom and Pop” grant program designed to support home-based and commercial businesses in her district. Home-based businesses can receive up to $2,000 and commercial-based business owners can obtain up to $4,000. “During one of the toughest economic times on record, I am delighted that our County government is making these funds available to small business owners in support of their everyday operations, – said Commissioner Bell. “In some cases, these grants may be the direct economic stimulation small businesses need to remain open and viable entities and even expand their services.”
From a Full Moon Campfire to a Costume Canoe Adventure, Miami-Dade Parks EcoAdventures has an exciting line-up of Halloween activities for children and adults to enjoy. COSTUME CANOE ADVENTURE Saturday, October 30, 2010; 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Ages 9 and above Fee: $40.00 per participant Calling all pirates, captains, bootleggers and shipmates! Join EcoAdventures for their first ever Halloween Costume Canoe Adventure. Well take you on a journey along the shores of a land that has witnessed the comings and goings of man for over 2000 years, from the Tequesta that set-up their fishing villages in the summer to the pirates that shipwrecked off shore. Enjoy a leisurely paddle along the mangrove coastline and delight in the costumed buccaneers that come with it. (Oh! And the costume contest winner goes free!) Crandon Park Visitors & Nature Center, 6767 Crandon Blvd., Key Biscayne, FL 33149; 305-365-3018
This 12th annual danceAble event presents workshops, discussion and an electric evening of three works: The Narrowing by Sebastian Grubb, Light Shelter by David Dorfman (includes 8 Miami dancers) and the Florida Premiere of Full of Words by the noted British dancer and choreographer Marc Brew. AXIS was recently featured on FOX TV's "So You Think You Can Dance."TICKETS$30 general admission$20 students, dance artists, seniors (65+) with ID$50 VIP (priority entrance & seating
As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Joining Forces initiative, announced this week, FIU’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has joined medical schools around the nation in pledging commitment to creating a new generation of doctors, medical schools, and research facilities that will make sure America’s heroes receive medical care worthy of their service. Recognizing veterans and their families’ sacrifice and commitment, FIU pledged to mobilize its uniquely integrated missions in education, research, and clinical care to train the nation’s physicians to meet veterans and their families’ unique health care needs, including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded Miami-Dade Transit more than $62.1 million in grants for Fiscal Year 2011. The money comes from the Urbanized Area Formula Funds and Fixed Modernization Funds grants. Of the $62.1 million, approximately $61 million of the grant funds are for Preventive Maintenance (PM) expenses incurred during Fiscal Year 2011, and the remaining $1.1 million will be used for transit enhancements, security expenditures, and program support for the Metropolitan Planning Organization. 
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