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    Arts

    Announcing 2014 LAB High School & LAB MFA Artists

    July 2, 2014, 8:49 p.m., Posted by Valerie Nahmad

    By Angelica Arbelaez, Locust Projects Locust Projects selects twenty-five South Florida high school students to participate in the 2014 LAB (LOCUST ARTS BUILDERS) program: LAB 2014Image courtesy of Locust Projects, MiamiImage Credit: Marilyn Loddi Kristen Baldaccini, TERRA Environmental Research Institute, David Baptiste, Miami Beach Senior High,...

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    Engaged Communities

    Creating attractive and vibrant places for the upcoming 75 percent

    July 2, 2014, 12:40 p.m., Posted by Morgan J. Bettes

    Photo: Bradenton farmers' market. Credit: (cc) Cat Winterfox on Flickr.

    Morgan J. Bettes is an executive and creative associate at Realize Bradenton, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the arts, culture, heritage and sports in Bradenton, Fla., a Knight community.

    Things to do this year: Transform Bradenton—or insert your city—into a vibrant area, attract and engage the millennial generation, connect the area’s physical and cultural assets, and the list goes on. Sound easy enough? Well, no, but as a 25-year-old professional I am more than eager to make a big difference in my small but forward-thinking community.

    Representing Realize Bradenton at the “The Doable City” forum in the heart of downtown Chicago recently, my mind was steamrolling from Day One. Supported by Knight Foundation and hosted by 8-80 Cities, a nonprofit dedicated to transforming cities into vibrant places, the forum gathered civic innovators from 19 communities around the U.S. to discuss and share issues that we face in creating lively areas that engage residents.

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    Second year of Girl Power Camp teaches art, economics and education

    July 2, 2014, 9:10 a.m., Posted by ylatimore

    Second Annual Girl Power Camp at the Ruth Hartley Mosley Women's Center. During the summer, many kids’ minds fall into a lazy and relaxed mode. However, some guardians and parents make it their duty to enroll such happy-go-lucky children into summer programs. Many of these summer...

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