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Free Miami Beach Trolley – perfect for arts season travel

Getting around Miami Beach is easy and free Now, traveling around this historical, tropical paradise is safer, more comfortable and a lot more fun, due to its transportation options. Here are some efficient alternatives to help cut down on the frustration and time spent behind the wheel when visiting Miami Beach. MiamiBeachTrolley.com offers citywide trolley …

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Broward Library waives fines for overdue books

Broward Library is doing away with fines for overdue books and other items on loan to patrons. Fines won’t add up if items are returned after the due date. If an old book is sitting in drawer in your home, feel free to return it. Pending fines on patrons’ accounts are waived. Foregoing fines is …

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Brightline offers free and cheap rides to and from stations

Brightline riders can take advantage of a new service: free or cheap shuttle rides to and from the train’s South Florida stations. The service called Brightline+  offers riders service from their home, office or event venue to the Brightline station. Here is how it works: How to book a ride to the station Within 5 …

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Broward Sheriff’s Office offers free shredding & prescription disposal

Free paper shredding and safe prescription disposal are offered by Broward Sheriff’s Office exclusively for Broward residents. Shred-A-Thon events are intended to avoid identity theft by shredding personal papers with private information.  The events also accept old unused prescription medications for safe disposal.  In fact, incentives are offered for turning in prescriptions. The reward is …

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Come on and take a free ride: Coral Gables Trolley

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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Florida landscaping: Free resources to enhance your yard

Enhance your yard, patio and indoor areas with plants, including native species and edibles. Lots of free information is available for South Florida residents, such as  tips on selecting the perfect plants for a particular area.  For personalized information, landscaping experts from extension offices in Miami-Dade, Broward & greater Palm Beach answer questions via phone …

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Free pet fashion, pet vendors & films about dogs at Fort Lauderdale park

If you like activities that welcome pets, Las Olas Oceanside Park in Fort Lauderdale is offering free events for people and dogs. Dog Days events at Las Olas Oceanside Park (LOOP) include activities, movies and vendors displaying products for pets.  Other festivities include a raffle, doggie dinners, and a selfie station. Films featured in 2022 …

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Tri-Rail offers free shuttle, taxi and Uber rides to and from most stations

Have you ever driven to a Tri-Rail station only to find there were no open parking spots? That is the dread of many South Florida commuters. Finally, there is a new solution, and it’s free. Now, Tri-Rail gets you there “all the way.”  Whether you are commuting to work, going shopping, catching a flight, visiting …

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Woofing Waters Dog Park in Deerfield includes wet fun

Woofing Waters Dog Park within Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield offers water-spritzing features for playful pooches. Entry fees for Quiet Waters Park fees on weekends and holidays are $1.50 per person for ages 6 and older Entry fees for Woofing Waters Dog Park $5 per day for up to 3 dogs in a family, or …

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Sunrise park offers new splash pad & dog park

  Park hours for Thanksgiving are 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Welleby Park in Sunrise is sporting new features.  Features at Welleby Park include a splash pad, playground, and Safety Town play area.  A boardwalk runs along a lake. Dogs are welcome to nose around Pawgrass dog park. The park is at 11100 NW …

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Indoor plants: Tips for radishes, lettuce & other edibles from Davie extension office

Think it’s too hot to garden? You can grow edible plants such as herbs, radishes, turnips and arugula right inside your South Florida home. Yes, you can grow your own food indoors. We asked for tips from a South Florida urban horticulture program specialist affiliated with the University of Florida Institute of Food & Agricultural …

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