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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.

Caribbean Lottery Continues Annual Sponsorship of Outreach Activities

Philipsburg, St. Maarten – Caribbean Lottery continues to show benevolence by helping to shoulder the “cost to care” through annual sponsorship of outreach activities completed by the Rotary Club of St. Martin Sunrise and Broadcaster and Humanitarian, Valerie van Putten despite the financial difficulties during the pandemic.

Ms. Paula Williams, Site Manager, Caribbean Lottery (left) presents a cheque to Radio Broadcaster and organizer of the Now You Know Breakfast Program, Ms. Valerie van Putten of SZV Radio.  The donation will assist students at the Prins Willem Alexander School with one meal each day during school hours.

Endeavor Miami Announces Participants of Second Pitch Competition for Black Entrepreneurs

Miami, FL –  Endeavor Miami, an affiliate of the global Endeavor organization supporting high-impact entrepreneurship, announces its participants for the second Pitch Competition for Black Entrepreneurs. The organization is once again partnering with The City of Miami, The Miami Herald and Microsoft for Startups to bring this remarkable opportunity to the community.

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.

Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ Project UP-START Supports Students Experiencing Unstable Housing

Nearly 2.5 million youth nationwide experience homelessness every year. Along with losing their homes, community, friends, routines, and their sense of stability and safety, many homeless youths are also victims of trauma. While trying to survive on the streets, they are exposed to countless dangers, with an increased likelihood of substance abuse, early parenthood, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and a vulnerability to being trafficked.

(image via Project UP-START on twitter)

The Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Returns for its 39th Year, on Saturday November 6

MIAMI, Florida — The Baynanza Biscayne Bay Cleanup Day is back this year with 11 locations for residents to volunteer in cleaning and restoring Biscayne Bay’s shoreline throughout Miami-Dade County, Saturday, November 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava will be present at Deering Estate to help kick off the event and to make a special announcement.

Volunteers assist with shoreline cleanup in Biscayne Bay. (Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade County)

Virtual Homeowner & Homebuyer Expo 2021 in Miami-Dade - Housing the Future Together

MIAMI, Florida — Miami-Dade County Public Housing and Community Development together with Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida invite you to join Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and Commissioner Jean Monestime on Saturday, October 30, for the Virtual Homeownership and Homebuyer Expo 2021 – Housing the Future Together. This event is free and open to the public.

M-DCPS Expands Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccination Program to Include Children Ages 5 and Older

Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is expanding its voluntary COVID-19 vaccination  program to include all children ages 5-11. M-DCPS is partnering with Miami-Dade County, The Children’s Trust, Florida Department of Health (FDOH), University of Miami Health System (UHealth) Pediatric Mobile Clinic, Jessie Trice Community Health Center (JTCHC) and Community Health of South Florida (CHI) to offer the vaccine at dozens of schools throughout the District.

(Nicklaus Children's Hospital Photo)

Jamaica's CG Mair Announces Awardees for the Consulate General of Jamaica’s Diaspora Virtual Awards

Jamaica’s Consul General Oliver Mair, has announced the awardees selected for the Consulate General of Jamaica Diaspora Honours 2021.  Twelve (12) honorees selected from the Southern USA will be awarded at a Virtual ceremony to take place this Sunday (Nov. 7) at 5:00 p.m. on social media platforms www.jamaicans.com and congenmiami FB).  Their names will be inscribed on the Honor Roll of Jamaicans in the Southern USA. 

Consul General Oliver Mair

Our Savior Lutheran School Teacher running in New York City Marathon to Raise Monies for Cystic Fibrosis

Our Savior Lutheran School Kindergarten teacher, Trisha DePasquale, is running in the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 7, 2021 to raise awareness and monies for cystic fibrosis.  The students, faculty and staff at Our Savior Lutheran School in Plantation, Florida are helping Mrs. DePasquale get across that finish line and have selected Team Boomer as the recipient for their chapel offerings and have already raised $1,108.96, to date.  

Trisha DePasquale
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