The Children’s Services Council of Broward held its 2nd Earth day celebration on Saturday, April 30. The goal of the celebration is to help the community to understand the values of recycling and sustainability.
Most 16-year-olds have enough worries from getting their driver’s license, to passing their next exam, to making plans with that special someone. But when Nova Southeastern University (NSU) freshman Lesly Viera was 16, she had a different kind of concern – she was diagnosed with cancer.
Doctors discovered a lymphoma located between her heart and lungs, so Lesly went through chemotherapy to beat the disease. Now, the 18-year-old biology major is stronger than ever and wants to give back to other teens and young adults affected by cancer. So despite carrying a full course load at NSU, Lesly started Locks for a Cause – a student organization that helps raise funds for cancer research.
On Sunday, April 17, 2011, the group will hosted its first event – “For Hair’s Sake” – to raise funds for cancer research and collect ponytails for Locks of Love, a non-profit that creates high-quality wigs for children who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy or a medical condition.
Local hairstylists from A'dazl Salon, Davie Smart Cuts, Gina's Barber & Salon, Glamore Salon, Red Head Salon, Salon Euphoria and Shear Designs will offer complimentary haircuts to hair and monetary donors. Criteria for donating hair includes: hair must be at least 6 inches long; dyed hair is acceptable but bleached is not. Those unable to donate locks were also welcome to make a financial contribution.
While attending Mater Academy Charter High School in Hialeah Gardens, Lesly and her friends held a similar drive that collected more than 200 ponytails in one day.
“A hairpiece can give a child confidence and can make a terrible situation a little easier to cope with,” Lesly said. “Our hope is that we can bring the community together and get even more donations this time!”
It's been one year since I met the wonderful Friends of Jupiter Beach.
It all started at this event last year and turned into a wonderful
short film so I was happy to give back and delighted to be asked to be
the video girl once again.
1994--the year FJB was started, to preserve dog-friendly beach privileges 2.5 -- total miles of dog-friendly beach in Jupiter, on the non-guarded beach between Carlin Park and Juno Beach Pier 29 -- crossovers with dog bag boxes providing FREE bags for visitors 250,000 -- total bags each year paid for by FJB and replenished weekly by volunteers 12 -- giant monthly beach cleanups (always the first Saturday of the month) drawing volunteers from 4 - 84 and 15 area zip codes 500 -- pounds of garbage and recyclables removed from Jupiter Beach by our cleanup volunteers 1 -- mission, to keep Jupiter Beach clean and dog-friendly, with emphasis on volunteerism, education, & best beach etiquette
Brigadier General Albin Irzyk is an american hero and veteran of two wars (and West Palm Beach resident). Irzyk served under Genarl Patton during the Battle of the Bulge and was responsible for helping liberate Belgium civilians during WW II.
In September of 2009, 65 years after he helped liberate Chaumont, a park was named in his honor.
In these clips, uVu had a chance to sit with General Irzyk and hear about his travels to Europe for the ceremony. In Chaumont, the General discusses the reason for his travels, to visit the town where he has a park named in his honor.
“TOGETHER WE MUST” CAMPAIGN FOR JUSTICE Hosted “HEART OF GIVING” MARCH
11 AT MARGULIES ART WAREHOUSE TO BENEFIT LEGAL SERVICES OF GREATER
HIGHLIGHTED BY DISTINGUISHED GUEST SPEAKERS, CHIEF
JUSTICE PEGGY A. QUINCE AND MICHAEL PUTNEY, WLPG-TV CHANNEL 10’S SENIOR
Legal Services of Greater Miami, the largest
provider of broad-based civil legal services for the poor in Miami-Dade
and Monroe Counties, celebrated the success of its “Together, We Must”
Campaign for Justice, Thursday, March 11, when the works of
internationally famed artists, sculptors, and photographers were
available for viewing at the Margulies Art Warehouse 591 N.W, 27th
Tagged “The Heart of Giving” to further supplement the
organization’s efforts to ensure that low income individuals and
families will have advocates to speak for them and protect their
rights, the evening provided guests an oppotunity to view such varied
works as the acclaimed Miro & Noguchi: Masters of Surrealist
Sculpture, 100 Years of Photography from 1909-2009, and George Segal:
Depression Bread Line. Further highlighting the event will be a silent
auction of works by internationally famed photographers Joyce Tenneson,
Maggie Steber, Barbara Bordnick, Jill Enfield, Rick Smolan, Charles
Altschul and Enrique Monasterio as well as works from many of the South
Florida community’s fine artists.
WPBT2's Pulse Presents: Haiti, A Community Conversation (1/20/2010)
An intern’s view behind the scenes:
I had my first live production experience on WPBT2’s Pulse, a TV series dedicated to Caribbean current events. As an intern I was elated to get a behind the scenes view of a production. I arrived at the studio an hour before the production started and waited eagerly to assist with the production. Just as I expected, everyone was busy, making sure everything was in place before broadcasting live over the air.
I had the pleasure of meeting the host and also the producer of the show. As an intern, I wasn’t quite sure what my role was that night, so I stood back and waited for further instructions. About twenty minutes passed until I had my first task. I was asked to wash the coffee mugs that were to be placed on the set for the guest and the host. So I made my way to the sink and got to work. I understand that washing a couple of mugs might not seem like a big deal but I took this task seriously. These weren’t just ordinary mugs to me; these were mugs that were going to be seen by many people through a live broadcast all over the country. I washed and shined the mugs thoroughly and placed them on the set. Its official, I’m finally responsible for something showed on television, even though they were only a couple of coffee mugs.
Not long after I completed my first task, I eagerly accepted another. This time I was assigned to answer the phone calls of viewers hoping to share their stories and opinions of the show’s topic live over the air. Shortly after the show aired the phones started to ring. At first I answered questions from callers about donations and I gave them information on various charities. Soon after, I accepted call after call and listened to the stories the viewers had to tell. Then I transferred calls to the producer so the stories may be told live over the air. So I guess you could say people voices were heard on television because of me. Just like the coffee mugs, I have yet another television accomplishment.
Although I played a minor role behind the scenes, well way behind the scenes, I had a fantastic experience. I readily await my next challenge behind the scenes.
uVu went out to Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus to see one of its temporary new additions. The StoryCorps Historias MobileBooth rolled into town on January 7th. It is part of an effort to create one of the biggest collections of stories from the Latin community. The initiative, which celebrates and captures Latino’s diversity, runs until the end of January and shows no signs of slowing down.
The Jewish Museum of Florida presented the panel discussion, based on the "Bury the Hatchet" theme in our exhibit JUDY CHICAGO: JEWISH IDENTITY. Moderator: Norma A. Orovitz, Founding Chairman, Faith in the City. Panelists: Father Patrick O'Neill, Archdiocese of Miami; Reverend Priscilla Felisky Whitehead, Church by the Sea, Bal Harbour; and Rabbi Solomon Schiff, former Executive Vice President, Greater Miami Rabbinical Association.
uVu meets with local artists in this new webisodes featuring profiles of Miami area artists. In this episode, singer and composer Kevin Laurence talked about his passion for music, his two albums "Green To Red E.P." and "Island of Forgotten Memories" and the obstacles upcoming artists face.
Original Music: www.myspace.com/kevinlaurence Live Music Videos: www.youtube.com/kevinlaurenceforum