Five myths about the flu — and the real facts
To help, Dr. Mayrene Hernandez, UnitedHealthcare senior chief medical office in Florida, fact checks five common flu vaccine myths. Myth #1: You can get the flu from the flu vaccine. Facts: The flu vaccine is safe, simple and a smart choice for all ages, starting at 6 months. Facts: The flu virus changes each year, so flu vaccines change as well. Additionally, if you want to save a trip, you can get the flu vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time.communitynewspapers.com
Fall events, Halloween promise fun times ahead
One event that survived the pandemic closures with some creative planning was Coral Gables Woman’s Club’s Gringo Bingo hosted by Clutch Burger with music donated by DJ Germain and sponsored by EZ Title Services and 1st Empire Elite Financial. Most recently, Coral Gables Woman’s Club shared the proceeds between the club charitable giving and Coral Gables Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti through Ecoworks and Shelter Box USA. Yet another CGWC event coming soon is the club’s Halloween party, an annual event at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club to benefit the club’s free children’s dental clinic. Finally, the Rotary Club of Coral Gables continues to meet the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. This club always has great speakers and most recently welcomed Aura Reinhardt, the executive director of the Coral Gables Business Improvement District.communitynewspapers.com
Fall brings us football, fundraisers and Live shows
Most recently, Coral Gables Woman’s Club shared the proceeds between the club charitable giving and Coral Gables Rotary’s relief efforts in Haiti through Ecoworks and Shelter Box USA. That same night, get ready for another classic event, the Coral Gables Woman’s Club’s Haunted Mansion Halloween Party, an annual event that took a year off and is back. Proceeds benefit the Coral Gables Woman’s Club’s free children’s dental clinic. To reserve, buy tickets or learn about other programs offered, visit www.actorsplayhouse.orgFinally, the Rotary Club of Coral Gables continues to meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables. This club always has great speakers and most recently welcomed Aura Reinhardt, the Executive Director of the Coral Gables Business Improvement District.communitynewspapers.com
This month's Paris Fashion Week goes totally digital
FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, a model wears a creation for the Valentino fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris. Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men's and haute couture fashion shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)PARIS – Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men’s and haute couture shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. They were among four brands planning live shows this round. The Milan Fashion Week calendar from Jan. 15-19 is much scaled back from usual, with just 40 brands participating.
Black student enrollment down during pandemic
By Jared Parker, Miami Times ContributorAccording to a recent Stay Informed report by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center (NSCRC), Black student enrollment has dropped 7.5% among undergraduate students across the country. The biggest hit has been to public two-year colleges, where Black student enrollment is down 12.8%. Compared to 2019, Fall enrollment decreased by 18% for Black students. Juan Mendieta, director of communications at Miami Dade College, commented on the enrollment trends, and said that Hispanic students, whose enrollment is down 5.4% nationwide among undergraduate students and 14.5% at Miami Dade College, and Black students are being affected by a technology gap. We have great short-term programs.”Continuing, Mendieta explained, “We feel our enrollment should mirror the population, we noticed our enrollment of Black students was slightly less.thewestsidegazette.com
As Paris Fashion Week is streamed, critics look to future
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, models wear creations for the Kenzo fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris. The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)PARIS The coronavirus pandemic has instilled extra unpredictability into the already fickle Paris Fashion Week. No one from the public will be allowed to see the clothes in person at all, in fact, during this on-screen-only version of fashion week that starts Monday. The new digital Paris Fashion Week calendar isn't bad for everyone.
Marlon Hill Campaign Hosts South Dade Community History Bus Tour
MIAMI As the Fall season opened in South Florida, attorney Marlon Hill hosted a South Miami-Dade Community History Bus Tour with a cross section of residents, community and business leaders to bolster his surging campaign for the Miami-Dade County Commission, District 9. Participants of the tour learned about South Dades rich pioneering farming history, sprawling urban residential communities, tourism attractions and national parks. From 1903 in the township of Goulds, the Black community cemented its roots in South Dade with the contributions of the Mays family in building the educational foundation of pioneer community. Likewise, the Richmond Heights community celebrated its 75 anniversary in 2019 after its creation in the post WWII era. The community bus tour included residents who populate the largest geographic district in Miami Dade County.sflcn.com
Fall in Love With Miami's Top Autumn-Inspired Cocktails
Bartenders are shaking up fall cocktails that'll transport you to a picturesque northeastern town where orange leaves blanket the streets. From sherry-based concoctions to a spicy old-fashioned, go beyond the pumpkin spice latte and explore South Florida's most creative fall cocktails. Photo courtesy of MandrakeMandrake210 23rd St., Miami Beach305-397-8036mandrakemiami.com 210 23rd St., Miami Beach305-397-8036Head to Mandrake for an Asian riff on a classic cocktail. EXPAND The Old Marley Photo courtesy of Swizzle Rum Bar & DrinkerySwizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery1120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach786-459-4383swizzlerumbardrinkery.com 1120 Collins Ave, Miami Beach786-459-4383Nestled inside the Stiles Hotel, Swizzle Rum Bar & Drinkery offers more than 150 rums for the tasting. Toro Toro's signature fall cocktail is shaken with Starbucks pumpkin spice syrup, Tito's vodka, ginger, lime, and cream and served in a glass with a crushed-graham-cracker rim.miaminewtimes.com
Fall foliage 2019: there's a map for that
Danny Murphy/CNN iReport(CNN) - It's finally October, which means one thing: Fall is in full swing. Curious when fall foliage will appear in all its glory in your area? The predictive map pulls historical data and seasonal forecast predictions from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to predict the precise moment peak fall will occur county-by-county across the US. The map is one of the only fall leaf tools that provides accurate predictions for the entire continental US, according to the Smoky Mountains tourism site. The map appears to show that by November 2, every state in the US will see at least a little bit of foliage.
Fall began with 3 bizarre weather events
Michael Maier/CNN iReport(CNN) - Fall officially began on September 23, but clearly Mother Nature had other plans. The first few days of the season haven't felt much like fall at all for many across the United States. Here's a look at three wild weather events that marked the start of season. The city got 9.7 inches of snow on September 28 the highest one-day September snow amount in Great Falls history. History was made in Missoula, where the city broke its September snowfall record of 1.5 inches set in 1934.
162 heat records could be broken across US this week
'Tis the time for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice and... record-breaking 90-plus degree weather across the country! 'Tis the time for cozy sweaters and pumpkin spice and... record-breaking 90-plus degree weather across the country! While some areas have been hotter than a pumpkin spice latte, Montana was buried with record-breaking snow over the weekend. Browning, Montana, got 48 inches of snow and Great Falls, Montana, hit a new one-day September snow record with 9.7 inches. Shifting temperature patterns across the globe fueled several dangerous summer heat waves that broke records in Europe and the US.
A peek at Hollywood's must-see autumn offerings
The summer movie season is fading away. Fall’s most anticipated blockbusters range from the film adaptation of best-selling novel “The Martian” starring Matt Damon, to the Whitey Bulger true-life crime drama “Black Mass” starring Johnny Depp. Movie critic Matt Singer joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” with his list of must-sees.cbsnews.com