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Vol. 3, No. 9


Happy Mother’s Day!

Bilingual Newspaper Serving Key Biscayne, Coral Gables, Downtown MIA, Coconut Grove, and all of South Florida • May 4 – May 17, 2016

Florida International University Sea Level Solutions Center: Diverse Research for a Complex Problem By: Chris Carson

The exhibits at the Wolfsonian invite you to view them. [Photo courtesy of the Wolfsonian-FIU]

Learn from the Past and Shape the Future with the Wolfsonian-FIU By: Sarah L. Mason

a conversation about a work of art, they can learn things about the artist, about the people that the work was made for, and about each other,” said Heather Cook, The Wolfsonian’s Head of Education and Visitor Experience. The Wolfsonian is a unique museum indeed; its idea of artwork can be something as simple as a toaster, Cook explains, in addition to traditional art such as paintings, mosaics, drawings, or sculptures. It houses approximately 180,000 items from the 1850s to 1950s including paintings, textiles, furniture, works in glass, ceramics, rare books, industrialdesign objects, and a wealth of other pieces. It is the curators’ belief that these objects can not only provide insight into the world they were created in but enlighten patrons about

The time period between the height of the Industrial Revolution and the end of the Second World War helped shape much of the modern world. Important inventions, such as the automobile, and theories like Einstein’s Theory of Relativity were introduced. These ushered in a style of living that transformed the everyday lives of humans across the globe; it was arguably the most enlightening time in human history. The WolfsonianFIU Museum aspires to preserve, observe, and explore that seminal period through all of the media available from this time. “I have always found it incredible how much you can learn about people through art. If two people are having

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While many residents of South Florida understand that Miami-Dade County is susceptible to inclement weather, they are not aware that MDC ranks among the world’s most vulnerable urban regions in regards to assets exposed to coastal flooding aggravated by sea level rise and apocalyptic storms. Left unchecked, a complex mix of conditions in South Florida have devastating ramifications. Florida International University has taken initiative to address these intricate events through research, teaching, service, and engagement. Headed by Florida native, Dr. Tiffany Troxler, the Sea Level Solutions Center at Continued on page 9

The SLSC engages and trains citizens to participate in the science of sea level rise. They develop citizen science kits for community residents and students that contain tools for collecting data on urban flooding. Using the SJMC/GIS application, photos and data can be entered and uploaded to a common database. This information brings awareness, engages citizens and provides verifiable data to improve understanding of urban flooding associated with high tide or “sunnyday” flooding. [Photo courtesy of Dr. Tiffany Troxler]

One of the USA’s “Best Small Towns” is in Our Backyard By: Kim Hutchinson

Family Circle magazine came out last year with the ten Best Towns for Families in the US, and the City of Weston in southwest Broward County made the list. When you take a closer look at this enchanting city, you can understand why. With a population of just over 65,000, Weston is where people of all ages and cultures live, work and play with con-

venient access to major roads and international airports throughout South Florida. Weston got its start in the 1950’s with a 15,000-acre acquisition by Arthur Vining Davis, the owner of ARVIDA, the community’s original developer. In the ensuing years, the raw land became a carefully and strategically planned community that today is a vibrant culturally mixed and thriving city in southwestern Broward County.

Entry monument sign at Weston Rd. and Royal Palm. [Photo courtesy of Kim Hutchinson]

When driving on I-75 in Broward County, the entrance to Weston is unmistakable as you pass under the Royal Palm Boulevard exit lined on the west side with glorious – you got it, Royal Palm trees. The Continued on page 11

23rd Annual Republic National Distributing Golf Classic Single Playing Spot: $325 Corporate Foursome: $1,500

For more info. call 954-315-4057

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Parkland Golf & Country Club

Hosted by: NFL Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson

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INYBN May 4, 2016  

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