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GONE, NOT FORGOTTEN: Track Watchers Laud Bolt’s Global Impact

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania - Nearly two years have passed since Usain Bolt’s final competitive appearance on the global stage. But fans attending the recent Penn Relays here, where the Jamaican last raced in 2010, still welcomed the timely tip-of-the-hat to the former sprint sensation.

Bolt’s pose and personality buoyed track and field.

Kids Can Explore New Adventures and Budding Interests at Miami-Dade Parks' "We Have a Camp for That!" Summer Camps

MIAMI —No matter your child's thirst for adventure or budding interests, they can enjoy being artists, athletes, cheerleaders, nature detectives, and so much more, all summer long while enjoying the pure fun of just being kids. The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s “We Have a Camp for That!” summer program offers a bounty of kids’ “favorite things,” ensuring their school break is thrilling and memorable. 

Carnival in Jamaica Revelers Invited to Give Back Before Taking to the Road

KINGSTON, Jamaica  – Carnival in Jamaica counts as more than just a party for revelers staying at any Courtleigh Hospitality Group property this year. Kingston’s leading hotel collection is inviting guests visiting throughout the month of April 2019 for Carnival in Jamaica to donate needed supplies to local charities through its Pack For A Purpose program. The effort is being organized in conjunction with Pack For A Purpose, a U.S.-based nonprofit organization aimed at positively impacting communities around the world by assisting travelers who want to make meaningful contributions to the destinations they visit.

Photo credit: Courtleigh Hospitality Group

Transforming South Dade

MIAMI-DADE – County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava partnered with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade to sponsor National Rebuilding Day 2019 in South Dade on Saturday, April 27.  Nearly 200 volunteers answered the call to service and joined forces to provide critical home repairs for vulnerable homeowners, and to help revitalize South Dade neighborhoods.

Commissioner Levine Cava joins Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, 200 volunteers and corporate sponsors at Live Like Bella Park in Leisure City to kick off National Rebuilding Day.

Florida Department of Transportation Releases Upgrade to FL511 Mobile App

TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has released an upgrade to its traveler information system mobile app. The FL511 Mobile App – Connect. Know. Go. is now available for download to smartphones at the Apple App Store and Google Play. Current users will receive an automatic update on their phones.

Rafe Cochran Golf Classic Drives Change in Jamaica

COCONUT CREEK, Fla.  –Rafe Cochran is a talented and generous 14-year-old, who isn’t shy about his passion for golf or his philanthropic mission. The Fourth Annual Rafe Cochran Golf Classic fundraising tournament was at Banyan Cay Resort & Golf in West Palm Beach on Saturday.

One of the 18 teams competing in the Fourth Annual Rafe Cochran Golf Classic included the foursome of (left to right) Allan Kornikova,14; Alex Heard,14; Tyler Stachkunas,14 and Rafe Cochran,14, who won First Place in the juniors category in the  tournament. The charity event helped to raise much-needed funds for two new buildings at Iona High School in Tower Isle, St. Mary, Jamaica, through Food For The Poor. (Photo/Downtown Photo)

Sarasota’s Newtown Community Added to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail as Southernmost Attraction

(Black PR Wire) SARASOTA, Fla. –  Visit Sarasota County is pleased to announce the addition of ­The Newtown African American Heritage Trail as an official attraction on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which has more than 100 attractions across 15 states. The Newtown African American Heritage Trail is now the southernmost site. The announcement was made in Sarasota, Florida by Vickie Oldham, founder of Newtown Alive, an organization formed to promote the history and culture of Newtown, one of Sarasota’s oldest communities and Overtown, the neighborhood of the earliest African American settlers.

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