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Tobacco Free Florida in Miami-Dade Offers Floridians Quit Season Tips

Miami, Fla. – People throughout Miami-Dade County will kick off 2023 making New Year’s resolutions, with taking positive steps to a healthier lifestyle being among the most popular goals. For many, this includes a resolution to quit tobacco this year. Tobacco Free Florida in Miami-Dade County marks this “Quit Season” with updates on the progress promoting cessation, tips on increasing the likelihood a quit journey succeeds, and reminders of the “Quit Your Way” options available for free throughout Miami-Dade and across the state.

History Fort Lauderdale Presents Reflections of Society Black History Month Exhibit

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – In honor of Black History Month, History Fort Lauderdale, celebrating 60 years of stewardship of our community’s past by making our heritage accessible and engaging to residents and visitors, will present “Reflections of Society,” a fine art exhibit featuring works for show and sale from Dillard Center for the Arts’ Advanced Placement (AP) students and instructors, from February 5 – 28.

The Florida Keys: 200 Years of Paradise Premieres on South Florida PBS

Miami, FL - South Florida PBS (WPBT, WXEL, and Health Channel) is excited to announce the release of new documentary The Florida Keys: 200 Years of Paradise. This original production is set to premiere on January 23rd at 9PM on WPBT and Sunday, January 22nd at 10PM on WXEL. Journey through the history of the Keys and meet the people who live that history every day. Celebrate the uniquely colorful and often dramatic history of our nation’s southernmost subtropical isles.

M-DCPS Magnet Programs Offer Students a World of Choices

When it comes to educational opportunity and innovation, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is leading the country as one of the most innovative and progressive school districts with more than 370 distinct magnet programs available for students in over 100 public schools throughout the county. M-DCPS Magnet programs foster diverse and equitable learning environments, incorporating innovative curricula and research-based teaching methods. The programs ensure that all students experience the highest quality education while building on their interests, talents, and abilities through five unique thematic strands of study – International Programs, Liberal Arts, S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), Virtual Learning and Visual & Performing Arts.

Brooklyn Borough President and NYC Council Member Gift 400 Toys to Elementary Schoolers

BROOKLYN, NY – Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso and Council Member Alexa Avilés teamed up with the National Supermarket Association to bring the ‘Three Kings Day’ celebration to 400 first, second, and third graders at P.S. 1 ‘The Bergen’ in Sunset Park. After opening remarks from P.S. 1 Principal Wanda Lopez-Ramirez and a performance of “Oh Moon” by the elementary school’s choir, Borough President Reynoso, Council Member Avilés, and National Supermarket Association Board Member Ivan Bueno shared the significance of ‘Three Kings Day,’ celebrating cultural traditions, and giving back to their communities. Elementary schoolers in first, second, and third grade at the school received a gift, ranging from Easy-Bake Ovens to soccer balls, action figures, and game sets like Checkers.

Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso

Five Key Steps to Surviving the College Process

Choosing the right school that is a good fit while applying to colleges, can be daunting, without some guidance. To be college-ready, it is important that both parents and students are aware of the steps needed to apply, as well as the application deadlines.

Broward MPO Second State Of The Region Annual Awards

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Momentum is building for Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)’s second State of the Region Annual Awards set to take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, February 2, at The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood (3555 South Ocean Drive). 

Dispelling Health Insurance’s Biggest Myths

Health insurance is complicated. Not many people will disagree with that. And since it’s the time of year when individuals and families can enroll in a health insurance plan for 2023, it’s a perfect time to correct a few common myths about health insurance so you can make an informed decision about buying a health plan for you and your family.

Barry University to Host Annual 5k/8k Nun Run to Support Scholarships for Students

WHAT: Barry University is committed to providing opportunities for all students to receive a personalized, values-based education to prepare them for the workforce. As part of that commitment, the University will host the 2023 5k/8k Nun Run, an annual run/walk that raises money for scholarships for students to continue their education at Barry and achieve their dreams.

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Six Recent Changes to Health Insurance Marketplace

More than 14.5 million people in the United States get their health insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace (sometimes called Obamacare), and more than 2.7 million of them live here in Florida. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) that created the Marketplace was passed more than 10 years ago, but there have been several recent changes that may surprise you.

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