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Holiday Treats From 2 Soflo Places That Will Leave Mrs. Claus Jealous



Holiday desserts can be tricky, and pleasing everyone is impossible– most of the time.

But there are two places in So-Flo that make the perfect holiday treats sure to please everyone at your next party!

The best thing about the holidays are the desserts, and if you want something classic with a twist, Pink, Love, Donuts and More in Oakland Park puts boring, plain donuts to shame.

Diego Macedo: “Pink, Love, Donuts and More is a family-owned business. We do donuts from scratch, eighty flavors a day.”

Biting into one of these is like biting into a cake but better!

Diego Macedo: “The difference between a regular and a gourmet donut, it’s the toppings that we put on top, we go from a regular donut to donuts that have four, five, six, elements on top.”

Saying happy holidays has never been easier.

Especially when it’s spelled out for you.

Diego Macedo: “We started doing and offering letters so people could have a happy holidays or whatever special occasion.”

Forget the gingerbread, cause a donut can do no wrong.

Just be sure to call two days in advance for special requests.

If you’re in a sweet mood, Frudeco has something fun to ramp up the holiday cheer.

Yarden Weiss: “Frudeco is a custom made bakery. We’re located in Miami shores. We offer letters cake, numbers cake and shape cakes. This year we create a very special collection for Christmas. We have four different designs in all Christmas colors.”

It’s all customizable, so you can make sure it fits the color scheme of your party.

You can get your favorite Christmas shapes, like Santa’s hat or a Christmas tree, minus the presents underneath.

Yarden Weiss: “Everything is related to Christmas, all the decorations. Everything is edible, snow, candy canes, fruits, chocolates, everything is Christmas colors and everything you can eat.”

These cakes can give Mrs. Claus a run for her money, ’cause Santa won’t be able to keep his mittens off them.



Rosenberg Says He ’caused Discomfort for a Valued Colleague,’ Leading to Departure As FIU President



A statement from the now former president of Florida International University has provided new insight into his sudden departure.

In the statement, issued Sunday, Dr. Mark Rosenberg thanked the community for their concern and alluded to inappropriate conduct toward a colleague.

He said his exit from the post he held since 2009 came after years of being the caregiver for his wife.

Rosenberg wrote, “Rosalie, a Type 1 diabetic on insulin for 45 years, has advanced dementia, [multiple sclerosis], and is largely wheelchair bound. I have been her nightly caregiver for over a decade. But Rosalie’s condition entered a new stage in just the last few months, resulting in further cognitive debilitation. When I finally realized the impact that her condition had on my personal well-being in late October, 2021, I sought professional mental health services and am still under a specialist’s care.”

He went on to write, “Regrettably, these issues spilled over to my work, and I caused discomfort for a valued colleague. I unintentionally created emotional (not physical) entanglement. I have apologized. I apologize to you. I take full responsibility and regret my actions.”

Rosenberg then explained that, “In consultation with the Chair of the Board of Trustees, I realized that an immediate change would be healthy for all parties.”

Rosenberg’s departure on Friday night stunned students on campus.

“Honestly, I didn’t see it coming,” said FIU junior Maria Aguirre.

Rosenberg was the fifth president at FIU, taking the helm in 2009, and he was the first faculty member to ascend to that position. He’s credited with increasing enrollment to 58,000 students and improving the graduation rate by 23%.

“He was a really good president. I’m definitely going to remember him,” said FIU junior Katherine Cadavid.

But despite rave reviews and more than a decade of leadership, conspicuously missing from Friday afternoon’s Board of Trustees emergency meeting to appoint a new president was any mention of Rosenberg’s long list of accomplishments. In fact, his name was never mentioned at all.

The board addressed the matter in their own statement, also issued Sunday.

Dean Colson with FIU’s Board of Trustees wrote that Rosenberg’s statement “provides insight into why the Board did not believe Friday was the appropriate time to celebrate the many accomplishments of FIU the past 13 years. We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the events requiring his resignation.”

The only FIU official to mention his name publicly was the school’s new interim president, Dr. Kenneth Jessell, during a taped video message released Friday night.

“I want to thank former President Mark Rosenberg for his leadership and hard work in helping to make FIU what it is today. I know that we will continue to elevate our university to new heights.”

Rosenberg said he is now seeking additional help for his wife through the “inevitable progression of her condition.”

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Carvalho Hosts Last Meal Distribution in Miami Before Move to Los Angeles



Alberto Carvalho hosted his last meal distribution as superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

M-DCPS on Sunday provided 1,000 meals to local families who continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic.

The event, held near Northwest Eighth Street and 80th Avenue in Miami, is Carvalho’s last community feeding before he takes over the reins as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Through the Family Meals-on-the-Go program, M-DCPS has partnered with individual donors, local organizations and local restaurant owners who donate funds to purchase food from local restaurants.


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Miami-Dade School Board to Interview 3 Candidates Amid Superintendent Search



Who will be Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ next superintendent? An upcoming meeting will likely prove instrumental to the three candidates currently vying for the position.

The Miami-Dade School Board has set up a special meeting on Monday afternoon. The applicants will be interviewed during the meeting.

Outgoing M-DCPS Superintendent Alberto Carvalho will be replaced by either Dr. Jose Dotres, Dr. Rafaela Espinal or Jacob Oliva.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at the School Board Administration Building in Miami.


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