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Who wants a free tree? Miami-Dade County is once again offering the freebies as part of Adopt-A-Tree. The county program provides two trees a year per household during a special event, but you must register in advance because the giveaway is only while supplies last.  Upcoming tree giveaway: Saturday, July 20 at Miami Dade College …

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Woofing Waters Dog Park within Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach offers water-spritzing features for dogs. It’s a fun venue for water-loving pets and people who adore their dogs. Entry fees are $5 per day for up to 3 dogs in a family. On weekends and holidays, fees for Quiet Waters Park apply. Entry fees …

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It started in June, 2024, and will offer a yearlong pilot program to provide Water Taxi service between Miami Beach and Miami in an effort to help ease traffic congestion between the two cities. Check it out. Westbound from Miami Beach to Miami: The Miami Beach Ferry will operate daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 …

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Welleby Park in Sunrise is sporting fun features. For kids, amenities include a nature-theme splash pad for wet fun, a playground with a rubberized safety surface, and a Safety Town play area.  For a stroll, a boardwalk runs along a lake. Dogs are welcome to nose around Pawgrass Dog Park. Welleby Park, 954-747-4600, is at …

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Water Taxi on The Intracoastal Waterway runs scenic routes in Fort Lauderdale and an express route from Fort Lauderdale to Hollywood. Discount opportunities are offered, including 20 percent off for Florida residents. Information about Water Taxi and purchasing tickets is at 954-467-6677 or online.  Water Taxi routes Some use the yellow vessels to travel from …

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Lots of wonderful pets are available for adoption at shelters in South Florida. If you’re interested in enhancing your family with a dog, kitty or bunny, some shelters and rescue organizations offer perks, occasional deals and free adoption fees. Humane Society of Broward  954-989-3977 extension 6  2070 Griffin Road, Dania Beach 33312 Discounted adoption fees …

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Think it’s too hot to garden? Perhaps you want to plant radishes, turnips and arugula right inside your South Florida home.  It’s doable, according to a horticulture program representative. Maybe you’ll be inspired. Ideally, you’ll be richly rewarded with a delicious sense of accomplishment and tasty freshly harvested produce. We asked for tips from a …

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There’s a new way to get around Boynton Beach. The Coastal Cruiser service is now available on the following schedule: Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. All rides are available on-demand, and need to be booked via the Ride Circuit app on Apple …

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Public transportation can be a challenge to navigate for those who are unfamiliar with the interconnected systems, but it can also be an essential mode of travel to the savvy, frugal-minded transit rider. In South Florida’s sprawling urban-suburban landscape, there are various levels of how a person can get from point-A to point-B and back, …

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Car enthusiasts, it’s almost time for the 2024 Miami International Auto Show! The annual show at the Miami Beach Convention Center, 1901 Convention Center Drive is happening August 30 through September 8, 2024. Presented by the South Florida Automobile Dealers Association, the event typically features more than 190 dealerships in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and …

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Transportation is a big deal, and when it’s free, that’s even better! Driving and maintaining insured vehicles can be costly. Trying to navigate heavy traffic patterns can be frustrating. Finding a nearby parking space can be a time-consuming challenge like no other.  So, here’s an option that can aid in cutting down on the frustration …

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