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Helping People with Developmental Disabilities in the Community with APD Cares Helping People with Developmental Disabilities in the Community with APD Cares

By Rebecca Gaunt

Florida residents with developmental disabilities may be eligible for services provided by the Agency for Persons with Disabilities. Both community-based and residential services are available for those that fit the criteria.

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Pelican Harbor Seabird Station Rescues and Rehabilitates Miami's Wildlife Pelican Harbor Seabird Station Rescues and Rehabilitates Miami's Wildlife

By Rebecca Gaunt

Pelican Harbor Seabird Station began as an effort to save brown pelicans and other seabirds, but has since expanded to work with many other types of wildlife. Local volunteers are essential to its operation.

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Volunteers Provide Stability in the Foster Care System with Voices For Children Foundation Volunteers Provide Stability in the Foster Care System with Voices For Children Foundation

By Rebecca Gaunt

Children in the Miami-Dade County foster care system are faced with many challenges. The Voices for Children Foundation and the volunteers are hoping to ease the transition to independence.

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Cinema Paradiso, Home of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Cinema Paradiso, Home of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

By Rebecca Gaunt

Cinema Paradiso is home to the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

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El Sol is On a Mission To Improve the Lives of Day Laborers and Their Families El Sol is On a Mission To Improve the Lives of Day Laborers and Their Families

By Rebecca Gaunt

An influx of day laborers during the construction boom created discord in the Jupiter community. El Sol stepped in and began to provide services to assist the workers and the community at large.

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St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival: Celebrating the City's Ancestry St. Augustine Celtic Music & Heritage Festival: Celebrating the City's Ancestry

By Rebecca Gaunt

While St. Augustine is known for its Spanish history, the Celtic Music & Heritage Festival celebrates its lesser known Celtic ties with two days of music, games, food and St. Patrick's Day Parade.

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Azucar Ice Cream: A Grandmother's Recipes Give Heart to a Local Miami Business Azucar Ice Cream: A Grandmother's Recipes Give Heart to a Local Miami Business

By Rebecca Gaunt

Abstract: Suzanne Batlle's grandmother passed the love of ice cream on to her granddaughter, who uses her old recipes to add flavor to Little Havana, Miami.

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Lend A Hand to Research By Participating in the Wild Dolphin Project Lend A Hand to Research By Participating in the Wild Dolphin Project

By Rebecca Gaunt

The Wild Dolphin Project was established by Dr. Denise L. Herzing in 1985 to study dolphins in their natural environment. Non-scientists have the opportunity to participate in research by joining one of the project's 10-day boat expeditions.

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Rebecca Gaunt is a Staff Writer at Florida Homes.

Rebecca Gaunt earned a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master's in education from Oglethorpe University. Her published pieces include travel, parenting, special needs and education articles. She is an advocate for those affected by tuberous sclerosis complex and a travel junkie.