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Governor Wolf, Senator Yudichak, & Rep. Pashinski Announce $125,000 in State Funds for Solomon Creek Flood Wall

first_img Press Release,  Weather Safety Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Wolf, Senator John Yudichak, and Representative Eddie Day Pashinski announced that the state would commit $125,000 for a temporary fix to the Solomon Creek flood wall in Wilkes-Barre to try to prevent further erosion until a full repair can be made.“I am glad the state is able to support the temporary fix to the Solomon Creek flood wall,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “My administration will continue to monitor this situation closely and work with local and federal officials for a long-term solution to this serious issue. I want to sincerely thank Senator Yudichak, Representative Pashinski and Mayor George for their swift response and commitment to ensuring the safety of Wilkes-Barre’s citizens.”In the evening of December 9, 2016, approximately 40 feet of the Solomon Creek flood wall along Brook Street collapsed.  The immediate short term solution consists of repairing the failure location with a moment slab style wall for a distance of approximately 48’ between existing wall construction joints. This will eliminate the risk of more of the wall collapsing.“Mayor George has worked non-stop to find funding to repair the damaged Solomon Creek flood wall, and with the Governor’s release of $125,000 in state funds, we are one big step closer to addressing the long-standing problems related to Solomon Creek,” said State Senator Yudichak.“I would like to sincerely thank Gov. Wolf for his commitment to assist Sen. Yudichak and me to secure much needed funding for the Solomon Creek emergency,” said Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski. “I am pleased to announce the Gov. along with the House and Senate Appropriations staff have released $125,000 to jump start the construction necessary to protect the residents and businesses in the South Wilkes-Barre area.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf, Senator Yudichak, & Rep. Pashinski Announce $125,000 in State Funds for Solomon Creek Flood Wall December 22, 2016center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Outdoor play helps steer kids away from being couch potatoes

first_imgProvidence Parklands at South RipleyA residential masterplanned community at South Ripley is the first in Queensland aiming to get more children off the couch and involved in outdoor activities.The partnership between Providence South Ripley and Nature Play Queensland will help shape the community into a place for children to play freely outdoors.A community Playbourhood Day was held last month where local children enjoyed outdoor games and cubby house building.Providence is the largest masterplanned community in the Ripley Valley with nearly 700 families now calling the estate home.Nature Play Queensland’s mission is to increase the time children spend in unstructured play outdoors and in nature. It is founded on the understanding that unstructured play outdoors – nature play – is fundamental to a full and healthy childhood.Nature play promotes a range of health benefits, including cognitive, social and emotional development, and builds resilience and creativity. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoProvidence project director Michael Khan said: “Providence has always been about families and one of the things we hear from our community is around the challenges of getting kids out of the house to enjoy the outdoors”.“We have amazing parks, paths and playgrounds but need to do more to teach children about the value of unstructured, outdoor play,” he said.Meanwhile Stockland’s Pallara community has started two new activity groups for kids as well as parents and babies.The nationwide Ready Steady Go Kids program at Pallara’s Central Park teaches children the fundamentals of 10 sports and has been designed to develop motor skills in a fun, non-competitive environment.Stockland residential communities Queensland general manager David Laner said the new groups offered wonderful opportunities for residents and children to get to know each other and improve their fitness. Nature Play Queensland program manager Hyahno Moser said the partnership was an important step toward prioritising the health and wellbeing of children in their neighbourhoods.“Encouraging outdoor play is aided by maximising open and community places and spaces for playing and connecting, and designing streets that are safer for children by reducing speeding,” Mr Moser said.Ensuring residential areas are connected to community facilities such as parks, schools and shops encourages walking.last_img read more

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The Gold Coast’s best suburbs to buy an investment property

first_imgLeading the top 100 list was country town Blackwater in the Central Highlands Region, which had a gross rental return of 11.7 per cent. “Median house values ranged from $89,483 to $521,597 and for units between $133,205 and $395,577,” the report read. “(It) featured 63 suburbs where houses represent good rental opportunities and 37 suburbs where units offer the highest yields, while also demonstrating positive rental growth.” The other states lagged behind Queensland’s impressive rental performance, with only 17 suburbs making it to the list in New South Wales, 15 in South Australia and Victoria, eight in Tasmania and one in Western Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory. MORE NEWS: Mansion listed with eye-watering price A total of 42 Queensland ’burbs graced the CoreLogic list.CoreLogic research analyst Cameron Kusher said to make the cut, the suburb had to have delivered “solid rental yields, consistent rental growth and vacancy rates of less than 3 per cent”.He added finding a positively geared investment was more likely in the top 100 areas. All seven Gold Coast suburbs featured on the list for their unit’s performance, with Reedy Creek leading the pack for the city at No. 51. The suburb’s units had a gross rental yield of 6.8 per cent per annum, a median rent of $430 per week and a median sales price of $350,000. Southport units followed at No. 79 thanks to a gross yield of 6.5 per cent, median rent of $390 per week and median sales price of $375,000. Labrador was ranked 80 followed by Upper Coomera (83), Mudgeeraba (92), Currumbin Waters (95) and Helensvale (97). Reedy Creek was home to the Gold Coast’s best performing investment units.Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Keegan said the Gold Coast’s expansion of public transport was shinning the spotlight on suburbs further out of the CBD. “Main Beach would usually take the accolade but the public transport expansion is sharing it around,” she said. “The apartment sector has gone up because the light rail and extensions of the train stations are pushing people further out.”Ms Keegan said interstate investors and buyers looking for a sea-change were also bolstering the unit market. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“In 2019, we have definitely seen an increase in interstate investors across the board,” she said.“The biggest numbers have come out of New South Wales.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:46Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:46 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenChoosing an apartment to invest in01:47 Seven Gold Coast suburbs made the list of Australia’s best 100 areas for rental performance.QUEENSLAND has dominated a list of 100 best places in the country for rental performance, with seven Gold Coast suburbs taking out top honours. The latest CoreLogic report, which ranks rental yield figures, saw Reedy Creek, Southport, Labrador, Upper Coomera, Mudgeeraba, Currumbin Waters and Helensvale as investor hot spots. The Glitter Strip ’burbs joined 35 other areas in the Sunshine State in the nationwide list that was made up of suburbs with an estimated gross rental yield of 5 per cent or more a year for either houses or units. MORE NEWS: House with theme park backyard sells in million-dollar deal mikaela.day@news.com.aulast_img read more

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Premier League clubs plot to beat Sevilla to Ligue 1 target

first_imgJulen Lopetegui’s side were linked with the midfielder during the January transfer window, after having an €8M bid rejected last summer.However, due to the ongoing suspension of football during the Covid 19 lock down, reports from Marca claim Marseille will lower their asking price.Lopez is rated at €15M by the Ligue 1 club, however, as he moves into the final year of his contract, that could drop to €8M. Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot Read Also: Lionel Messi is above Ronaldo, CR7, Ronaldinho – XaviBut despite being the front runner to sign him this summer, the report also claims Sevilla will now be challenged by Aston Villa, West Ham and Tottenham.Villa are only likely to make a move if they remain in the Premier League for the 2020-21 campaign, but the other two sides could be genuine challengers to Lopetegui in the coming months.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sevilla will be pressured in the race to sign Marseille star Maxime Lopez, with three Premier League sides now interested in the French U21 international.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more

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DNR Program Teaches Skills To New Hunters

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS — Registration is open for a free DNR program that teaches participants how to hunt white-tailed deer in Indiana.Hunt, Fish, Eat starts Aug. 19 in Indianapolis and Aug. 27 in Bloomington. The program is a four-session series, with an optional fifth session. Sessions are once a week and offer hands-on learning in a safe environment.Hunt, Fish, Eat helps new hunters ages 18 and older to improve their self-reliance skills and to learn to harvest a delicious source of fresh, local meat.Curriculum will focus on laws and regulations, firearms and safety, locating a hunting spot, tracking and field dressing your harvest, and handling and preparing your venison for the table.Each session includes an opportunity to sample venison recipes from instructors and examine a variety of hunting gear and resources.Participants should attend all sessions. All equipment is provided.Register at dnr.IN.gov/fishwild/7548.htm.last_img read more

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Twisters Get Win Over Cougars

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Twisters Varsity Baseball team defeated The South Decatur Cougars 10-6 to improve to 8-10 on the season.OA Batting:  Nick Bischoff 1-3, 2 runs, rbi, bb; Chase Hogg 1-2, 3 runs, bb, hbp; Sam Gast 2-2, 3 runs, 3 run HR, sac fly, bb, 5 rbi; Tanner Alley 3-4, 3 rbi; Aaron Huber 2-4, run, double, 2 rbi; Tyler Hesselbrock 0-4, run; Dalton Mooney 1-2, 2 runs, bb; Zach Pottschmidt 3-3, 3 runs, 2 doubles, rbi; and Ian Dickey 0-3, run.OA Pitching:  Tyler Hesselbrock   5 IP, 6 earned runs, 9 hits, 3 k, 5 bb.    Win.Next game: at Union Co. 5/19/16.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Doug Behlmer.last_img read more

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Mary Ann Addison

first_imgMary Ann Addison, 60, of Sunman passed away Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville.  Mary was born Sunday, October 4, 1959 in Batesville, Indiana, the daughter of the late Joseph and Jennie (Buchanan) Goodpaster.  Mary worked as a bartender for Irish Bowl in Moores Hill, Milan Country Club, and the Moores Hill Legion; and worked at the Super Value in Milan.  She was a member of Moores Hill American Legion Auxiliary; enjoyed playing pool; watching food network; and enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.Mary is survived by her fiancée Thomas Nelson Jr. of Sunman; daughters: Kristie Addison of Aurora, Kenya Joe Addison of Sunman, and Katie Marie Addison of Moores Hill; many grandchildren; one great grandchild; brothers and sisters: Scott & Diana Goodpaster of Dillsboro, Joseph and Patty Goodpaster of Aurora, Vernon Goodpaster of Indianapolis, John Goodpaster and Bobbie Goodpaster both of Patriot, Jane Smith of Lawrenceburg, Betty and Mike South of East Enterprise, and Wanda Morton of Vevay; and good friend Debbie.  She was preceded in death by her parents.A service celebrating her life will be held at 12 Noon Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home in Moores Hill with Mike McClanahan officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Sinai Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember her from 11 AM – 12 Noon Wednesday also at the funeral home, with Moores Hill Auxiliary service at 11:45 AM.  Memorials may be given in honor of Mary to the family.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, Box 156, Moores Hill, IN 47032, (812) 744-3280.  You may go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Point-Counterpoint: Best Sports Couple

first_imgMcGrathI have to say, Cupid is a pretty awful judge of compatibility. I mean, this is the cherub who brought you Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra, Andre “Bad Moon” Rison and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez, the Benson’s, Mark Wohlers and ball four … the list goes on. Even when the fat, naked archer got it right, it was obviously a mistake … I mean, he was probably hungry.Without question, the best sports couple is Takeru Kobayashi and the hot dog. Do you know what kind of rock-solid foundation of love it would take for you to sit there and swallow 79,000 wieners and still come back with enough lust to want to gobble down 50 at each sitting? That’s dedication. And it’s reciprocal, too. The frankfurters, despite being notoriously cardiac unfriendly, haven’t had a bit of ill effect on Kobayashi to this point, as he is skinner than Manute Bol after a six-month fast. Take one look at the 420-pound Eric “Bad Lands” — that must mean the unfortunate earth that is underneath him at any given point in time — Booker and his physique fit for an oversized bean bag chair, and it is clear that the tube steak is showing the K-man some love.”Take”-out also has become a millionaire for his unique talent for guzzling down wieners like Lil’ Kim does … well, wieners. Meanwhile, Nathan’s hot dogs are still more popular than those stupid floppy-discs of beef served at most fast-food eateries, and dominate the attention of the American public on the most patriotic of days, the Fourth of July. Again, Cupid must’ve been aiming for Mary Kate Olson when he hit the gluttonous Kobayashi, but regardless he created a match made in Roman myth. Point: Hot dogs and Kobayashi. 2.14 PCP — PoppyPoppyThe best couple in the sports world should be one in which each side brings the best out in each other, and what better place to do that than the playing field?With that said, any athlete involving singer Toni Braxton is disqualified. Remember when she tore the Dallas Mavericks franchise apart in the mid-1990s by messing around with Jason Kidd, Jim Jackson and Jamal Mashburn?Anyway, the best couple in sports is none other than Ivan Rodriguez and Ugueth Urbina. Not to imply or disrespect anything homosexual, but seriously, the catcher-pitcher duo in baseball is one that requires a strong relationship, and Pudge and Ugi had just that.In 2003, Rodriguez and Urbina hooked up on the unlikeliest of teams, the Florida Marlins, and made history. Pudge had signed a one-year contract with the Marlins in hopes of reviving his career, and Ugi came on board mid-season as Florida found itself in the wildcard race. The battery connection posted solid seasons but made their magic in the postseason.As Rodriguez and Urbina opened the playoffs, they found their cupid in Steve Bartman, who in the single swift of one hand helped the couple on their way to the World Series, and it was there they showed everyone their true affection for one another.As Urbina recorded two saves against the Yankees, he and Rodriguez celebrated the Marlins’ victories with a smooch on the mound. It caused a stir in the sports world, but really it’s just an extension of the butt-smack.Rodriguez and Urbina even had a honeymoon of sorts, jumping ship to the lowly Tigers the next year. Furthermore, the couple had their divorce this past season as Detroit traded Urbina to Philadelphia.Nevertheless, Rodriguez and Urbina are the Best. Sports. Couple. Ever.last_img read more

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No. 13 USC beats UCLA, keeps Pac-12 South hopes alive

first_imgIt was unraveling rather quickly. Junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster had to be helped off the field — status in doubt — redshirt freshman quarterback Sam Darnold had thrown an ill-advised interception and Mike Fafaul, UCLA’s backup quarterback, had thrown a touchdown pass to give the unranked Bruins a lead over the No. 13 Trojans in the second quarter.False alarm, it turned out to be. USC rattled off 29 unanswered points to beat the Bruins 36-14 at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night to win its seventh straight game and keep its Pac-12 South hopes alive. With Utah losing to Oregon earlier on Saturday, the Trojans will claim the Pac-12 South crown if Utah beats Colorado next week.It’s also, of course, a rivalry win — the rivalry win.“It feels great to beat UCLA because it gives us bragging rights, and it’s also a good Pac-12 South win,” redshirt senior offensive tackle Zach Banner said.Darnold threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns, both to senior wide receiver De’Quan Hampton, who had the game of his USC career. Hampton’s three catches for 51 yards was more than the 22 yards he recorded the entire season leading up to Saturday. His score with 9:54 to play in the third quarter gave the Trojans much-needed separation.“I can say it was worth the wait,” Hampton said. “As much frustration, just being the position I was and getting the opportunity — when it came, it was all worth it.”Junior wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster catches a pass against UCLA. He dealt with an apparent hip injury all game long – Nick Entin | Daily TrojanSmith-Schuster appeared to injure his hip region while making a leaping catch in the first quarter. Despite receiving treatment from the bench and making a trip to the locker room, the wide receiver re-entered the game at several points, finishing with seven catches for 76 yards. Head coach Clay Helton said after the game that Smith-Schuster had a hip pointer.USC accrued more than twice the amount of total yards (527 to 226) and rushing yards (260 to 55) as UCLA en route to the Trojans retaining the Victory Bell. Sophomore running back Ronald Jones II led the way with 121 yards and a pair of touchdowns.“I thought that was the key to the game,” Helton said on the efficient rushing offense and defense. “It enabled us to basically hold the ball for 43 minutes and 47 seconds in the game.”It wasn’t entirely smooth sailing. With the game tied at 7-7 in the second quarter, USC appeared to swing the momentum in its favor after sophomore defensive tackle Rasheem Green blocked a UCLA 45-yard field goal attempt. But what followed was an unfortunate sequence of events for the Trojans.Darnold threw incomplete for Smith-Schuster on the first play of the series, but the wide receiver stumbled to the ground after the play and promptly left for the locker room. Two plays later, Darnold was intercepted by Fabian Moreau, who jumped the route of senior Hampton and returned it to USC’s nine-yard line.UCLA took two plays for Faufal to find Lasley again for another touchdown, this one putting the Bruins in front 14-7 and USC in the rare position of trailing early in a game. During their win streak, the Trojans have routinely jumped out ahead and set the tone.“It really showed the maturity of this team,” Helton said. “It did not see any panic with any of the guys.”Instead, the Trojans stayed poised and collected.It didn’t take long for them to respond, thanks to Jones blazing past defenders for a 60-yard touchdown run. Jones stutter-stepped his way into a big hole and the burst through, leaving the Bruins in the dust.“The offensive line did a great job setting up the edge,” Jones said. “Then I just cut upfield and it was off to the races.”After a three-and-out by UCLA, USC took its first lead on a 31-yard connection from Darnold to Hampton. Hampton reached up over Bruins defensive back Randall Gorfoth to bring down an impressive reception. The Trojans took a 20-14 lead after the extra point went off the upright.USC tacked on a field goal before halftime to take a 23-14 lead into the locker room.Adoree’ Jackson runs for a gain on offense in USC’s win over UCLA – Nick Entin | Daily Trojan“I feel like we’ve had a lot of adversity,” Jackson said. “We’ve been ready. When things happen like when they score quick … having that adversity in the past, when things like this hit, we don’t get rocky. We just keep going.”It was an inauspicious start for the Trojans, as UCLA found the end zone less than 90 seconds into the game. Fafaul found Jordan Lasley for a 56-yard touchdown, with Lasley slipping from the tackle of’ Jackson after making the catch.But after allowing 14 first half points, the defense clamped down, shutting down UCLA the rest of the way.“I thought the defense, who really all of a sudden has a hit to them in that first drive, they take a deep breath and the really showed great, great poise,” Helton said.The Trojans answered with a calm nine-play scoring drive, taking advantage of excellent field position at midfield. A spectacular catch by Smith-Schuster set up first-and-goal at the one-yard line, and Jones pounded it in to even the score at 7-7.Sam Darnold threw two touchdowns and two interceptions in the win over UCLA – Nick Entin | Daily TrojanFor all the concern about the early-game struggles, USC quickly erased any doubt of an upset. And though Darnold’s two interceptions raised some eyebrows — his second was a wild launch to the end zone from UCLA’s 44-yard line that was picked off — coaches quickly brushed it off as part of the unpredictability he brings to the table.“Certain animals are born certain animals, and you can’t change it,” offensive coordinator Tee Martin said. “I like that about him. I like that he’s going to push the envelope. He’s going to push the defense and see how much he can get.”Helton added his positives outweigh the negatives.“You take the good with the bad,” he said. “But thank goodness for us, there is a lot more good than there is bad.”USC ends conference play at 7-2 (they face a non-conference opponent, Notre Dame, next week) and will await the result of the Colorado-Utah game, hoping that Utes pull out a victory.“It would be awesome if they could get a win,” Darnold said.last_img read more

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Miami-Dade and Broward County schools to close as Irma approaches

first_imgBroward County Schools Robert Runcie, the Broward County Superintendent of Schools, also announced Broward County Public Schools and District offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Runcie said the schools are being closed as the District and Broward County prepare for Hurricane Irma, which includes the preparation of schools designated as hurricane shelters. The District continues to monitor and prepare for the storm.BCPS will also operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday, September 6, 2017.The District will continue to provide information and updates via a variety of communication channels, including the District website (browardschools.com), robocalls, social media (Twitter @browardschools and on Facebook facebook.com/browardschools), the free BCPS mobile app, BECON-TV and local media. The District will also continue to update its Information Hotline, 754-321-0321, with the latest information. Miami-Dade Schools On Tuesday in separate news conference school superintendents in Miami-Dade and Broward County decided to close county schools to make preparation as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida.Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced all Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) will be closed Thursday, September 7, 2017, and Friday, September 8.  Tropical storm and perhaps hurricane force winds produced by Irma are possible in portions of Miami-Dade County beginning Friday.  Since M-DCPS does not operate school buses during sustained tropical storm force winds and families need time to prepare, the two-day closure is warranted.M-DCPS administrators are in close communication with local, state and federal officials.Wednesday, September 6, is expected to be a regular school day across the District, but in an abundance of caution, night adult education classes, activities, and athletic programs for Wednesday, September 6, 2017, have been canceled.  Wednesday after-school care continues as usual.As this is a fluid situation, District officials will continue to provide updates as the hurricane’s projected path and possible impact to South Florida become more predictable. Colleges to close alsoColleges in the region including Miami Dade Colle, University of Miami, and St. Thomas University are also canceling classes Thursday and Friday in advance of a potential strike by Irma.last_img read more

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