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Kids ride free on Brightline trains

Kids ride free on Brightline trains in South Florida thanks to a summer promotion. The deal is good through Aug. 31 on travel between Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. Two complimentary tickets for kids ages 12 and younger can be booked on each reservation with at least one adult ticket....

  • Tell us: How do you protect against food allergies?

    Tell us: How do you protect against food allergies?

    A Weston teen died last month after taking a single bite of a cookie made with peanut products. It is a nightmare scenario not only for parents of children with several food allergies, but also for parents of non-allergic children who worry about unintentionally harming another child. Food allergies...

  • Breastfeeding model walks the runway at Miami Swim Week

    Breastfeeding model walks the runway at Miami Swim Week

    Instagram users are applauding Mara Martin, who walked in the 2018 Sports Illustrated Swim Search runway show on Sunday in a gold bikini while nursing her infant daughter, who also rocked a bikini for the runway at Miami Swim Week.

  • Florida teen with allergy dies after bite of Chips Ahoy cookie

    Florida teen with allergy dies after bite of Chips Ahoy cookie

    The mother of a Weston teenager who died after taking a bite from a Chips Ahoy cookie containing peanut butter is reaching out to fellow parents on Facebook to spread awareness about the brands’ packaging for cookies with allergens. Alexi Ryann Stafford, 15, was at a friend’s house June 25 when...

  • Face the challenge at newest South Florida water attractions

    Face the challenge at newest South Florida water attractions

    Three new water attractions have opened quietly in South Florida this summer. Two are challenge courses meant to test the “American Ninja Warrior” skills of visitors ages 7 and older who are capable swimmers. Broward College’s Tigertail Aqua Challenge, at Tigertail Lake Recreational Center in Dania...

  • Cirque du Soleil serves 'Crystal' on ice at the BB&T Center | Video

    Cirque du Soleil serves 'Crystal' on ice at the BB&T Center | Video

    Cirque du Soleil's ice-skating show comes to Sunrise for a 15-day run.

  • Cross items off your school supply list with these tips

    Cross items off your school supply list with these tips

    Once upon a time, kids went to school with a backpack, a lunch pail and a pencil. Now, school supply lists seem a mile long, and parents anticipate a stack of receipts a mile high. Before you start back-to-school shopping for your elementary or high school student, find ways to cut down on the...

  • New Barnes & Noble kids program will have freebies, games and activities

    New Barnes & Noble kids program will have freebies, games and activities

    Barnes & Noble is encouraging kids’ interest in reading with a new program, the Kids’ Book Hangout, on Saturday, July 28. During the event, ages 6-12 are invited to stores to play games and activities, and score free book-related swag, while talking about four specially selected books: “Brown Girl...

  • Aqua Challenge now open in Dania Beach

    Aqua Challenge now open in Dania Beach

    The Broward College Tigertail Lake Recreational Center in Dania Beach has opened the Tigertail Aqua Challenge, an 8,000-square-foot inflatable water obstacle course and playground that tests balance and strength. The challenge includes a climbing wall with a slide, a 17-foot-wide trampoline, a...

  • A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    A to Z: Summer family fun in South Florida

    Summer has finally arrived, giving South Florida families time to explore the incredible region they call home as schools take a break. Looking for adventures to fill your family’s summer days? There is plenty throughout the region to keep your kids entertained, both inside air-conditioned comfort...

  • Free family fun under way at Bass Pro Shops

    Free family fun under way at Bass Pro Shops

    Summer camp has started at Bass Pro Shops in Miami and Dania Beach, bringing free family fun to the giant outdoors stores. Free games and activities such as a BB gun range and casting targets, crafts and outdoor workshops start at noon every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday through July 22. Workshops...

  • Without parent sacrifices, there would not be World Cup soccer stars

    Without parent sacrifices, there would not be World Cup soccer stars

    To go with the golden boot, for the World Cup's top scorer, and the best player's golden ball, tournament organizer FIFA should consider a new award: A golden steering wheel. That prize could be for all the parents and mentors who schlepped in all types of weather to heaven knows how many practices...

  • Build-a-Bear Workshop gives away free coupons, launches new Pay Your Age Day promotion

    Build-a-Bear Workshop gives away free coupons, launches new Pay Your Age Day promotion

    Build-a-Bear Workshop is giving away free coupons to customers after its disastrous Pay Your Age Day event at stores on Thursday and launched a new pandemonium-free promotion. The company apologized for the chaos on its website and is giving away $15 vouchers to Bonus Club members after an overwhelming...

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