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Make-A-Wish helped achieve a skateboarding dream at Macy's
Six-year-old Jonovan Verrier's wish to become a professional skateboarder was granted at Macy's in the Aventura Mall Dec. 11, 2015. Jonovan, who prefers "Angel," was referred to Make-A-Wish. He arrived at Macy's in a limousine, helped artist Marcus Borges paint him a customized skateboard and rode it with professional skate instructor Paul Hurtado throughout the third floor of Macy's.
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Giant birthday cake celebrated Miami's 100th in 1996
Miami had its 100th birthday Sunday, July 28, 1996. Thousands flooded downtown's Bayfront Park in an effort to set the world record for a crowd at a birthday party. Focal point was a 16-foot-high pink birthday cake.
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Leader of the Armenian faith visited Cooper City in 2007
St. Mary Armenian Church in Cooper City was visited by leader of the faith on Oct. 16, 2007. About 200 people gathered to see His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, who was visiting 18 cities as part of a one-month trip to the United States.
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Big Apple Circus Clown Care at Nicklaus Children's
Big Apple Circus Clown Care celebrated 15 years of bringing smiles to hospitalized children at Nicklaus Children' s Hospital in an event Nov. 4, 2015.
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USCIS: Celebrating citizenship
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the Homeland Security agency that processes immigration documents. Citizenship ceremonies bring a lot of happiness to the faces of immigrants from around the world.
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2013 Barefoot Mailman hike was test of endurance
In 2013, more than 500 people, including local Boys Scouts, walked in honor of the Barefoot Mailman, who in the 1800s trekked from Palm Beach to Miami. The 49th annual walk, led by the Boy Scouts of America, South Florida Council, was a test of endurance for the young scouts.
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Orange Bowl's 1965 Queen and her court
Introduced to the public in a November, 1964 event, Orange Bowl Queen Linda Egland and her court reigned regally over the 1965 event. Chosen for the court were Pam Gardiner, described as an "18-year-old secretary;" Sharon Jordan, a "stewardess to be;" Carol Koberlein, "Miss Delta Airlines;" and Judy White, "Miami student, she's current homecoming queen."
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The Miss Florida America Pageant
The Miss Florida scholarship pageant that leads to the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City is sometimes referred to by the full title of its winner, Miss Florida America, as a way to differentiate it from others. Typically the Florida pageant was held sometime between May and August because the Miss America Pageant was traditionally part of the Labor Day festivities in Atlantic City. The Florida pageant was held in Miami for many years and many winners were from Miami.
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For two girls, a traditional African rite of passage
In 2001, two girls, Imani Greene, 12, and Candace Stuart, 15, fasted for a ceremony marking their transition from girlhood to womanhood. It was part of a traditional African Rites of Passage ceremony or Obitun.
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Rappelling to draw attention to an epidemic
Linda Gonzalez rappelled off the roof during Shatterproof Challenge Rappelling Series at the Hyatt Regency in Miami April 2, 2015, one of more than 55 to do so to draw attention to the national epidemic of drug and alcohol addiction. Shatterproof is a national organization committed to protecting children from addiction and ending the stigma of those affected.