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Sue Arrowsmith

Journalist / Publicist

Location icon United States

Miami-based journalist and communications expert with over a decade of experience writing for newspapers and magazines, copywriting, editing, English/Spanish translation, press releases and social media content. I write about food, health, education, business, technology, and the arts for The Miami Herald, and, among other print and online publications.

Meet the 2020 Silver Knight winners

After the shooting at her Parkland high school that killed 17 of her classmates and faculty members, she co-wrote a song that helped her community heal, garnering rave reviews from Paul McCartney, Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.

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Miami Dade College Launches MDC Cares in the Wake of COVID-19

A commitment to supporting students and the community with scholarships and stipends to those eligible, and new training programs leading to high-paying jobs Miami, May 19, 2020 - Miami Dade College (MDC) has launched MDC Cares, a comprehensive program to help students and the community achieve their educational and career goals in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Four Miami Dade College Graduates Named Jack Kent Cooke Scholars

The nation's most highly selective scholarship for top community college students transferring to four-year institutions Miami, April 24, 2020 - Today, four Miami Dade College (MDC) students have been named recipients of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 's prestigious Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, a highly competitive national scholarship that provides students with up to $40,000 a year to complete their upper division studies.

For members only: Deals at local museums great for families

With the cost of admission, parking, activities and food, a typical family outing can easily creep up into the $100s. An annual membership to a local museum or attraction may not seem attainable, but it might actually save you money in the long run.

It's Farmers Market Season - MiamiText

If you're lucky to call Miami home in January, you know everybody else's winter is our spring. There's no better time to get outdoors - have a picnic, ride a bike, watch a movie on the lawn, eat at a sidewalk café. One of our favorite things to do this time of year is visit farmers markets.

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Miami Dade College sets record with 7 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship winners

A record-breaking seven Miami Dade College (MDC) students who graduated on May 4 were awarded the coveted Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships worth up to $40,000 annually for a maximum of three years while they complete their bachelor's degrees.

How students become agents of change in their community

Students living in some of Miami's most challenged neighborhoods are full of potential, but often lack the opportunities and resources to get ahead. To address this need, the United Way of Miami-Dade launched the Youth Institute in 2016, a year-long program to help at-risk high school students succeed and become agents of change in their communities.

Deep freeze: Liquid nitrogen ice-cream chill blasts over South Florida

A cold chill is blanketing South Florida. And it's fueled by liquid nitrogen. Nitrogen ice cream, which has been steadily growing in popularity the past few years, is made by using liquid nitrogen to flash-freeze the cream base. The speedy process does not allow as many ice crystals to form as traditional freezing methods, creating ultra-creamy ice cream.

Have an autistic child? These programs can be your lifesaver

Francia Lugo spent a month preparing her son, Aidan, for the big day. They practiced wearing the cape, spritzing water in his hair and playing with plastic scissors. He practiced sitting for 10-count intervals until eventually he made it to 20 minutes.

Miami Spice 2015: Grading restaurants with the best and worst deals

Almost 200 Miami-Dade restaurants are participating in this year's Miami Spice dining promotion ($23 lunch, $39 dinner) that runs through Sept. 30. To help you parse down the choices, our writers have been eating their way through three-course menus, finding great deals and unfortunate also-rans.

Pretty in pink: Breast cancer patients are treated to a day at spa

On a gray, rainy morning, fall descended on Miami. But inside Rik Rak Salon, Boutique and Bar in Brickell, springtime was in full bloom: pink ribbons, pink frosting on cupcakes, hot pink heels. Owners of the salon donated the space and services for A Day of Hope, an event organized by the Pink Petals Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded by Dr. Jaime I.
Tours are a fun way to learn about Miami-Dade history and culture

By Sue Arrowsmith | [email protected] 7/5/2016 South Florida has many faces - beautiful beaches, acres of farmland, a bustling international center for business, and even a canvas for world-renowned graffiti artist. In recent years, the cultural, culinary and artistic landscape has really expanded and evolved, stretching far beyond South Beach.

Teen with ulcerative colitis starts 'GO Free' school bathroom program

Bathrooms and transgender students have been a national hot topic this year. But one South Florida student is hoping to create awareness and open dialogue about a different bathroom situation affecting millions of people every year, including young school students. Bianca Hernandez, a senior at St.

Watch out for those tanning beds - they're linked to skin cancer

Skin cancer has been on the rise for the last 30 years, and each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun - including those you get from indoor tanning devices - cause cancer.

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