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Use extreme caution when driving in heavy rains

Use extreme caution when driving in heavy rains

Stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary A slow moving weather system is expect to bring heavy rain to Florida's Gulf Coast. Strong winds, heavy downpours and the threat of tornados are...

Floridians Need to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Floridians Need to Prepare for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is officially starting on June 1, less than a month away. Buying flood insurance is a good alternative to get ready. 

Meet Jennifer Valdes, a Mother and Police Officer Serving the Miami-Dade Community

Meet Jennifer Valdes, a Mother and Police Officer Serving the Miami-Dade Community

We at Go! Latinos Magazine support our mothers in their month, and in this edition we recognize the skills and professionalism of Jennifer Valdez, proud mother of Jonathan, Nicolas, Isabela...

FPL Betting on Solar Energy

FPL Betting on Solar Energy

The new FPL Miami-Dade Solar Energy Center will start powering customers by mid-2019. FPL (Florida Power and Light)—the third largest electric company in the United States—is leading the smart, cost-conscious...

The Prevention Program 'Tobacco Free Florida' Has Helped Decrease Smoking Rates

The Prevention Program 'Tobacco Free Florida' Has Helped Decrease Smoking Rates

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 2.5 million adults in Florida - 15.5% - are current cigarette smokers. Just in Miami-Dade, 13.51% of adults...

Young People Making a Difference in Homestead

Young People Making a Difference in Homestead

A Homestead family service worker hopes to make a difference in the lives of area residents through a new service organization for young adults. Mayra Padilla (29), a family worker...

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Start the Summer with a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

Start the Summer with a Safe Memorial Day Weekend

AAA Tow to Go offers free rides home As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is one of the most popular travel weekends of the year. AAA predicts nearly...

Got WIC? Don’t wait

Got WIC? Don’t wait

Families may be missing out on valuable nutrition benefits because they delay signing up for the Women Infants & Children program (WIC).

Pinecrest native supports the 'Silent Service'

Pinecrest native supports the 'Silent Service'

A 2008 Palmetto Senior High School graduate and Pinecrest, Florida, native is serving in the U.S. Navy supporting nuclear-powered, fast-attack, submarines homeported in and visiting the Groton, Conn. area.Seaman Christopher...

2018 Artwalk Homestead To Showcase Community Visual & Performing Artists While Supporting Local Schools

2018 Artwalk Homestead To Showcase Community Visual & Performing Artists While Supporting Local Schools

The Premier Summer Arts Festival Will Support Art Programs in Local Schools

Brightline Celebrates Inaugural Ride, Announces Launch Date for Service to MiamiCentral

Brightline Celebrates Inaugural Ride, Announces Launch Date for Service to MiamiCentral

Brightline, Florida’s new hospitality-focused express intercity passenger rail service, announces introductory service into MiamiCentral, the new 11-acre intermodal development in the heart of downtown Miami, will begin Saturday, May 19....

Bicyclists Deaths Increasing on U.S. Roadways

Bicyclists Deaths Increasing on U.S. Roadways

AAA urges sharing the road As warmer weather begins to arrive across the country, communities can expect to see more bicyclists on the road. National Bicycle Safety Month in May...

Health

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May2018
The Opioid Crisis: A Mother’s Loss

The Opioid Crisis: A Mother’s...

A mother tells about her heartbreaking loss of son to an opioid overdose just days before he planned to go into treatment.

23
Apr2018
Cancer and Hispanics

Cancer and Hispanics

Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S. Cancer is the leading cause of death among Hispanics in the U.S., accounting for 22 percent of deaths, according to the American C...

02
Feb2018
It’s Flu Season: CDC Reminds Public That Antibiotics Do Not Treat Flu

It’s Flu Season: CDC Reminds P...

The Florida Department of Health recommends that sick people stay home until fever-free for at least 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and that all people use good handwashi...

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Jan2018
Does Healthy Skin Around Suspicious Moles Need Removal?

Does Healthy Skin Around Suspi...

Goal is to only perform one procedure, skin cancer specialist says If you're having a suspicious mole removed, the doctor should consider removing about 2 millimeters of healthy skin from around...

Education

09
Apr2018
The English Center (TEC): Top-of-the-Line Education Programs

The English Center (TEC): Top-...

ESOL and career/technical education are part of the unique programs offered by The English Center (TEC) Some of these courses are also taught in Spanish.

19
Mar2018
To Improve School Security In Parkland’s Aftermath, Miami-Dade County Leaders Want $29.8 million

To Improve School Security In...

In light of the tragic event that occurred on February 14 during which 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in what is now considered one of the deadli...

23
Jan2018
Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship Application Opens

Homestead Youth Achiever Schol...

The Homestead Mayor’s Youth Council’s 2018 Homestead Youth Achiever Scholarship application is now open.  Thanks to community fundraising efforts spearheaded by the Youth Council...

13
Dec2017
The Value of an Outdoor Classroom: The Joys of Natural Learning

The Value of an Outdoor Classr...

You may think an outdoor classroom is just another playground; however, an outdoor classroom carries a deeper concept: it opens the door to experiencing the beauty of our surroundings through the...

Sports

23
Apr2018
Health and Fitness Coach Committed to Helping Others Live Healthy, Fit and Happy Lives

Health and Fitness Coach Commi...

Dianna Forsberg Shares Six Steps to Spring Back into a Health and Fitness Routine

02
Jan2018
How to find time to exercise?

How to find time to exercise?

If exercising more is a goal in the year ahead, the following are a few strategies to make that happen... A new year marks a great time to embrace change. Many people do just that by making resol...

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May2017
Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final to Showcase the Country’s Most Skilled Five-Man Soccer Teams in Unique Elimination Format

Neymar Jr.’s Five U.S. Final t...

Following qualifying tournaments in 17 different U.S. cities, top teams will meet in Miami June 10 to determine who will play for the World Championship in Brazil this July Miami, FL (May 30...

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May2017
Tips That Can Help When Choosing a Summer Camp

Tips That Can Help When Choosi...

By the end of May, with our eyes on more than two months of summer vacation that our children will enjoy, many parents face a dilemma: With whom do we leave our children while we work? Some have...

By the end of May, with our eyes on more than two months of summer vacation that our children will enjoy, many parents face a dilemma: With whom do we leave our children while we work? Some have the problem solved when there are grandparents around or people hired at home for that purpose. But for those who do not have such support, there are other options, such as camps that each summer attract the attention of parents and children.
A variety of camps adapt to all types of preferences such as arts and crafts, music, languages, sports, culinary arts and ecology, among others. What should you consider when selecting a summer camp? The choice you make will be based on the age of the child and the hobbies he or she likes. Remember: the camp must have a leisure activity that the child will enjoy.

With that in mind in 2016, The Children’s Trust, a county-funded initiative to address the needs of Miami’s children, launched a mobile application that helps parents make an informed decision about where to enroll their children. It is downloaded to the App Store if you have an iPhone and Google Play if you use the Android operating system; just enter “The Children's Trust” in the search field.

The digital guide covers almost 200 program options, several of them free, and allows you to search activities and places using keywords such as an address or a zip code. An interactive map also shows all points of interest within the county.

We recommend that before making the decision, follow the following tips:
1.- The type of camp depends on your available budget; therefore, research for low-cost options or grants.
2.- It is important to choose the one most related to the personality and interests of your child. To do that, we suggest that the child participate in the selection and if possible share it with other friends.
3.- You should also take into account the distance from your home, duration of the camp, type of interaction, and its quality controls in place.
4.- Ensure that the camp has the necessary accreditation and complies with its policies before enrolling the child in it.
5.- Find out if the staff is accredited and if there is adequate coverage for the number of children for which they will be responsible. Your child should always be supervised by qualified personnel!
6.- Check if the camp is adapted to your child’s physical needs or special diet, if required.
Finally, remember that what you are looking for is the comfort and safety of the child, so when you call, ask all the necessary questions to obtain lots of information. Although you may seem to be asking for too much, it is never enough when it relates to the welfare of your child.

Advantages of Summer Camps

• You can work and know that your child is properly cared for during summer vacations.
• Children are active instead of spending time watching television or playing video games.
• Children can learn new skills: learn to speak another language, to take photographs, to play musical instruments, or to participate in a new sport.
• Children expand their circle of friends, share with children from other areas and build new social bonds.

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