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City of Miramar Vice Mayor Appointed to Leadership Position on NLC Committee

City of Miramar, Florida —Yvette Colbourne, Vice Mayor, City of Miramar, Fl, has been appointed Vice Chair of the National League of Cities (NLC) 2021 Finance, Administration & Intergovernmental Relations (FAIR) Federal Advocacy Committee. Vice Mayor Colbourne was elected to a one-year term and will provide strategic direction and guidance for NLC’s federal advocacy agenda and policy priorities. The appointment was announced by NLC President Mayor Vince Williams of Union City, Georgia. 

Why Do Warm Season Lawns Turn Brown?

 Most homeowners located within the southern two-thirds of the United States may notice periods of time when their grass turns brown from dormancy. This can happen for a variety of reasons such as a change in temperatures or from drought dormancy. Warm season grasses and cool season grasses go dormant at different times of the year due to the change in temperatures. Warm season grasses flourish during the warmer times of the year and go dormant in the winter. Cool season grasses, however, flourish during the cooler periods of the year and go dormant in the summer. This article mainly focuses on winter dormancy for warm season grasses and what homeowners need to know about maintaining their lawns during this period.

Celebrating the Union of Nicolas and Kristin Webley

On Saturday December 18th of the year Two Thousand and Twenty One, Nicolas Charles Webley and Kristin Evonne Spoto united under God. Taking place at Riverhills Country Club in Valrico (FL), and witnessed by their closest friends and family, they merrily shared their vows to each other. Much like the reception to come, the ceremony was filled with tears of joy, heartfelt exchanges, and many memorable moments.

Know Your Rights this Holiday Season

Tis the season for family and friends to gather, travel and exchange gifts. While joyful, this season can also be stressful financially for workers and their families and we all must stay vigilant about workers’ rights.

Miami-Dade County Extends Living Wage to All MIA Employees

MIAMI, Florida - This week, the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s proposal to extend concessionaire agreements at Miami International Airport (MIA) that ensure all workers at MIA earn a living wage. Employees of food and retail vendors at MIA will now earn $17.62 per hour, above Florida’s minimum wage of just $10 an hour.

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DOH-Miami-Dade Offers Appointments for COVID-19 Vaccines, Vaccine Booster and Pediatric Vaccine

Miami, FL – The Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) is offering appointments for the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is available to individuals 5 years of age and older while the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine is available to individuals 18 years of age and older.

The Basel South Black Art Show Serves as the Opening Event for New South Dade Black History Center

MIAMI, Florida – The South Dade Black History Center Advisory Board, one of the 11 boards under the Office of Community Advocacy, recently hosted the Basel South Black Art Show at the Larcenia J. Bullard Plaza in Miami. The 3-day event featured the work of local artists to provide the South Dade community with an art event during Art Basel Weekend. The opening night reception began with a moment of silence and candle lighting to honor the legacy of Congresswoman Carrie P. Meek, the first Black person to represent Florida in the House of Representatives, who served five terms; she will be remembered as a fighter for job creation, and programs for the betterment of the community.

Councilman Wilbur B. Bell, Program Director Diara Zeigler, with Artist G. Darkins and event attendees
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