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Affordable workouts available at 3 Miami-Dade fitness rooms

Looking for a place to work out but can’t spend too much on a gym membership? Miami-Dade County has reopened three community fitness centers – at an affordable price for bargain-hunters. The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department is offering use of its wellness facilities for $5 per month, plus tax and an …

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ACA reopens: Sign up for health insurance now

The Affordable Care Act marketplace has reopened, meaning that Florida residents can sign up for insurance plans even if they haven’t experienced a qualifying “life change.” If you lost insurance last year and didn’t sign up by the deadline, or if you never had insurance, you can sign up for a new plan now through …

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Walgreens has new loyalty program: Details here!

Walgreens’ popular and long-running loyalty program, Balance Rewards, has ended – and, in its place, the popular drug store has launched a new loyalty program, myWalgreens. According to the store, the new program is more simplified for customers. Basically, earn Walgreens Cash for just about every purchase. No more need to keep track of points …

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Want free hand sanitizer, mask? Prize pack is up for grabs

As part of its “MASKS ON, MIAMI” campaign, the Miami Downtown Development Authority is offering residents a  chance to win a prize pack that includes face coverings, hand sanitizer and more! The campaign is aimed at encouraging residents to follow Centers for Disease Control guidelines as well as city and county mandates.   To keep …

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Got mosquitoes? Here’s how to get help

Yes, mosquitoes are a way of life in Miami. But did you know you can request help if you’re experiencing significant mosquito problems? Miami-Dade County’s 311Direct service allows you to submit a service request for an inspection. This applies to residential and commercial properties. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on …

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Publix masks, neck gaiters available for purchase

For some, nothing says Florida like Publix. The Lakeland-based supermarket chain has loyal fans who tout its fried chicken, “Pub Subs” and “Where Shopping is a Pleasure” slogan. For these fans, Publix-themed masks and neck gaiters are available for purchase and represent a way to express that love.   The official online store has three …

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Support local: Try new online market for food, clothes and more

Now more than ever, it is a good time to support small businesses – and you can do that with the newly launched online Vecinos Market. (“Vecinos” means neighbors.) The site gives Miami residents access to online shopping with delivery of goods from a variety of local businesses, many of which are very familiar. New …

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CVS opening ‘self-swab’ test sites in Florida

CVS Health has announced plans to open “self-swab” COVID-19 test centers – and we will be among the first to get them. The company’s goal is to start with 50 test sites at certain CVS Pharmacy drive-through locations in Florida, Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania. Then it expects to add more than 900 centers elsewhere …

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Parks, marinas, golf courses open: What you need to know

Miami-Dade County has opened parks, marinas and golf courses. You’re probably already imagining yourself getting out there in the fresh air or roaming around with the kids.  But be forewarned: There will be rules to follow. It will not be business as usual.  For example, if you choose to venture out to use any of …

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Virtual family series: Enjoy crafts, fitness, music & more!

Finding fun, virtual entertainment for the entire family can be difficult, so the Little Lighthouse Foundation is helping by offering the Do Good, Feel Good Live Series. As with most virtual programming, this one is through the Instagram page.  The online segments, hosted by the foundation’s executive director, Jonathan Babicka, are Monday through Thursday at …

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