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Gourds, Fringe Festival & Brookhaven Mkt


The Polasek Museum is stuffing its shelves with a smattering of… gourds? Yes, gourds. Gourds from all over the world for their tactile art show called Shapely Vessels: Gourds from Around the World. Raymond Konan is a self-titled “Gourd Guru” and he is putting together all the programming surrounding this exhibit which runs until August 9th. Go to polasek.org
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Opt Out – Florida Standards Assessments Test


Opt out. That’s what a group of parents in Orlando have chosen to have their kids do rather than take the Florida State Assessments test. This year, the state replaced the controversial FCAT standardized exams that had been used to determine how well kids were doing in school with the even more controversial FSA. The tests, which were imported from Utah where they were rife with problems, were rolled out this year, and parents and education advocates say that teachers and students weren’t given enough time to prepare for them. To make matters worse, the stakes for failure on the tests is high – students can be held back a grade for failing to pass them, something many parents say is just not right.
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Serenity Jenkins was born prematurely on February first. She was given donated breast milk as part of her treatment at Winnie Palmer Hospital.
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Florida’s First Mothers’ Milk Bank Opening In Orlando


One in eight babies is born prematurely every year in Florida. Breast milk helps newborns build up their immune systems and fight infection. Some call it “liquid gold.” But many mothers of premature babies can’t produce their own breast milk. That’s why hospitals turn to milk banks for donor milk much like they rely on blood banks. Florida doesn’t have a milk bank, but that’s about to change.
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