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Local libraries provide free virtual and in-person homework help

A new school year equals new challenges. If you’d like homework help your kid(s), local libraries in South Florida offer it online for free. At some libraries, in-person tutoring is available. Also, SAT prep is often is available at these libraries. It simply requires you to use your personal library number to set up an …

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Free hurricane apps provide up-to-the-minute info, tips

It’s still hurricane season. Stay informed. Miami-Dade County Miami-Dade County offers the free ReadyMDC mobile app, which allows you to get the most up-to-the-minute information to deal with a hurricane before, during and after.    THE APP INCLUDES INFORMATION ON: How to prepare for a hurricane Knowing which areas that are in danger of storm …

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Postponed Event — Event offers information on free workforce education in Fort Lauderdale

Event is postponed   Employment training for various fields is free for eligible students in South Florida.  Broward College is offering information on BrowardUP education opportunities at a free information fair in Fort Lauderdale. The free event  is 5:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. September 27 at its new location, YMCA, 1409 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale …

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Free food distributions & resources

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. Food distributions are in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater Palm Beach. If your organization is distributing food, please email complete info to editor@miamionthecheap.com or news@miamionthecheap.com.  This list is periodically updated to …

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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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Florida offers tax-free shopping for eligible items

Skip the sales tax. Florida offers an opportunity to save on eligible purchases during shopping events when sales taxes are waived for specific items, including tools and energy efficient refrigerators. Florida sales taxes are 6 percent, or $6 per $100 purchase, and some regions also levy local taxes, which likely are also withheld. For tax-free …

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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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Calling artists, teachers and crafters: West Palm offers discount recycled items

For artists, teachers and other shoppers who appreciate a deal, Resource Depot sells excess supplies and an eclectic array of items at discount prices. Resource Depot in West Palm Beach focuses on reusing and repurposing random items donated by businesses and individuals.  Artists, educators and families often pick up assorted items for art projects.  Some …

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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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Free food for students during summer

Public parks, schools, libraries and other venues in South Florida offer free food for kids and teens during summer. Free meals are for kids 18 and younger. Participants in Summer BreakSpot include U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Florida Department of Agriculture.  Food distribution locations are offered via phone, via text or online. log on …

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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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