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Free online homework help from local libraries

Need homework help for the kids? Local libraries offer this service online free of charge. All it usually requires is for you to use your personal library number to set up an online account. (Don’t have it? If access requires a personal library number, obtaining it is usually free and easy. Some libraries offer online applications. …

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Drive-up event in Davie offers free plants for Broward residents, registration required

Free trees and plants are distributed to eligible residents for Water Matters Day, which is offered as a drive-up event at Tree Tops Park in Davie. Registration online is required prior to the event for eligibility to pick up trees.  Eligibility is for Broward residents only. Distribution is May 21 @  3900 SW 100 Ave., …

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Ride for free with Freebee in Aventura

Uber can get expensive and public transportation isn’t always reliable or on time, but we’ve got an alternative to share with you! It’s called Freebee, the free ride service you can take around Aventura. The Freebee service in Aventura is a great way for residents to get around to major points of interest such as: …

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South Florida farms: Where to find fresh fruits & vegetables

Farms in South Florida and other parts of the Sunshine State offer vegetables and other produce to the public. You just have to know where to go.  We’ve compiled a roundup of spots available throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, so you can feel free to drive around and find fresh fruits and veggies.  …

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Free Publix prescriptions program to end soon

Publix Super Markets once offered a variety of medications free of charge. Unfortunately, this popular prescriptions program is coming to an end. The Lakeland-based chain recently announced the program is scheduled to end on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. The Lakeland Ledger has reported: According to some Publix employees, “citing internal company emails, medications that were …

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Free trees available in South Florida: Here’s what to do

Who wants a free tree? Just head to the site of the Community Canopy program, which is designed to help people plant trees on their property for maximum energy savings as part of Arbor Day Foundation efforts. The program partners with cities, states, energy companies, corporations and nonprofit organizations to distribute trees throughout the country.  Trees …

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COVID tests: How to get another 4 free rapid kits sent to your home

As the pandemic continues, it’s increasingly important to get tested for COVID-19, especially if you’re experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to someone who’s tested positive.  And, as everyone knows, there’s been a mad dash to get tested or find an at-home testing kit. Many retailers and pharmacies are sold out.  Every home in the …

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Free food distributions & resources in Florida

Organizations in South Florida offer free food distribution for families needing help. Some sites provide drive-through pickups, while others offer doorstep deliveries for eligible participants. If your organization is distributing food, please email complete info to editor@miamionthecheap.com or news@miamionthecheap.com.  This list is periodically updated to reflect new distribution sites. Drive-through food distributions include: Farm Share …

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Florida gardening: Free webinar & other free resources to spruce up your yard

Plenty of useful free information is readily available for residents who want tips on selecting the perfect plants for their yards.  Some information is online. Or landscaping experts are available via phone and email. Resources include: Webinar from Hollywood Attracting Pollinators with Native Plants  7 p.m. March 30 hosted by Hollywood Sustainability Advisory committee register …

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