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  • High Profile Location Opens as Work Cafe
  • Macedonia’s Pulse Leads Community
  • Magic Peacock Unites,
  • Acclaimed Athlete Mourned, and more

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Santander Bank opens its second Work Café location in the United States in downtown Coconut Grove.

by Kimberly Peters and Anna Trinidad

A singer in a bright green suit, backed by a guitar, drums and a keyboard, performed “Despacito” earlier this month as dozens of well-dressed visitors mingled in a clean, bright space in the center of downtown Coconut Grove.

“The church is like a fuel station for my soul,” one church member says. “Like a car, whenever I run out of gas, I come here.”

by Stan Beaubrun and Allen Galindo

It’s Mother’s Day and the walls of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on Douglas Road in the West Grove are rumbling with the thunderous roar of the Rev. Lance B. Bailey Sr.’s passionate sermon.

Friends and neighbors gathered this month to celebrate the 3rd birthday of a curious peacock who has become a neighborhood celebrity.

by Jenny Jacoby

Anabella Godoy spends most days in bed looking out the window. She suffers from multiple sclerosis, otherwise known as MS, which limits her mobility. One day, Godoy noticed an unexpected visitor perched on the chair outside her window – a peacock.

Liam Gunn O’Keefe, 21, died following an accident at his home in Coconut Grove.

by Staff

Hundreds of people gathered on Saturday, June 15 at the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club on South Bayshore Drive to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of Liam Gunn O’Keefe.

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