Sister City in Florida gets new online voice
La Antigua Guatemala’s Sister City in Florida has an innovative, new website with news, information and citizen commentary. Launched in October, GablesHomePage.com is packed with content about the Coral Gables community.
A stately suburb of Miami, Coral Gables has been a Sister City of La Antigua for nearly 20 years. The relationship has been quite active since July 2002 when an 18-member delegation from Coral Gables renewed ties with a four-day visit. Numerous exchanges have followed, including a recent visit to Coral Gables by La Antigua officials—and coverage can be found on GablesHomePage.com.
Residents of Coral Gables Sister Cities are welcome to join the dialogue on GablesHomePage.com, along with Coral Gables residents and people who work, go to school or are active there. Just go to GablesHomePage.com and create an account.
Among unique features of GablesHomePage.com is a requirement of civil, courteous dialogue. All users must register to be able to comment, and anonymous postings will not be accepted.
Content is written and compiled by GablesHomePage staff, University of Miami student journalists, bloggers, guest contributors and citizen journalists. Topics include everything from local news to arts and entertainment, business, sports, education and dining. Former Antigua resident Matt Bokor is the content editor.
An initiative of the Coral Gables Community Foundation, GablesHomePage is funded by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which advances journalism in the digital age and invests in the vitality of communities where the Knight brothers owned newspapers. Knight Foundation focuses on projects that promote community engagement and lead to transformational change. The grant was matched by the Coral Gables Community Foundation.
For more information, visit knightfoundation.org and gablesfoundation.org and be sure to see GablesHomePage.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org