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Muslim women welcome water-permeable nail polish

Nandee Shabazz, right, paints Sara Haroon’s nails. Aaleeyah Pringle / South Florida News Service           Aaleeyah Pringle Read in Miami Herald For Nandee Shabazz, a 19-year-old Muslim college student and Miami resident, wearing nail polish year-round was something she could never do. “I can’t wear polish. The nail polish acts as a barrier, and the water ...

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Canoe rides offer a way to explore South Florida

The tour group begins the canoe trip through the coral gables waterways. The canoe trip takes about two hours and covers 10 miles. Maria Soledad Lorenzino / South Florida News Service         By Alexandra Mosquera Netzkarsch Read in Miami Herald When Sandra Bermudez, 45, moved with her family from New York in the summer, she wanted to ...

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Mustang auto aficionados meet up twice a month in West Kendall

Mustangs are lined up at the Mustang meets so enthusiasts can admire them and get ideas for their own cars. Maria Soledad Lorenzino / South Florida News Service         By Maria Soledad Lorenzino Read in Miami Herald Michelle De La Hoz, 20, knew she wanted a Ford Mustang since she was 9, when her uncle bought a ...

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Miami art festival showcases the beauty of nudity

Alisa Gabrielle poses with her sculpture entitled Cloud Nine at the 2010 ARTundressed exhibition in Los Angeles.           By Jessica Cohen  Read in Miami Herald About 20 years ago, Alisa Gabrielle, 43 at the time, a marriage counselor and sex therapist, sold her practice to pursue her childhood dream of becoming an artist. She is now ...

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Gulliver students turn their music passion into mentoring

Teaching Moment: Gulliver Preparatory Daniel Garcia, a founder of Amplified Miami, mentors a students at the Community Music School in Coral Gables. By Aaleeyah Pringle Read in Miami Herald Four students at Gulliver Preparatory School are making music with children. The four — Daniel Garcia, Brett Gilbert, Daniel Mesko and Daniela Grava — have founded Amplified Miami, an organization that ...

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Students paint without brushes

Yolanda Gloria, 42, paints with a palette knife in Mai Yap’s class. MATIAS J. OCNER / South Florida News Service           By ALINA DIAZ Read in Miami Herald In the summer of 1997, Ana Gonzalez traveled to San Miguel Allende, Mexico, to study ceramics and find a new start after her 36-year marriage ended in divorce. ...

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As Cubans move on, face of Little Havana changes

A taste of Nicaragua: Allapattah resident Steve Zelaya gets a trim from Lesly Arana, originally from Nicaragua, at La Esquina Barber Shop in Little Havana. DANIEL BOCK / For the Miami Herald.         By KATHERINE LEPRI Read in Miami Herald Every Sunday after Mass in Little Havana, crowds of Nicaraguans mingle cafeteria-style at Yambo Restaurant eating carne asada and gallo ...

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Westchester tattoo parlor features all-female artists

Talent Pool: The artists are, from left, Carla Velozo, Janielle ‘Jani’ Gaggero, Natalia ‘Dread’ Marin and Victoria ‘Tori’ Fernandez. Photos by: DANIEL BOCK / For the Miami Herald         By AMANDA RABINES Read in Miami Herald After reading all the Harry Potter books and attending as many Harry Potter conventions as possible, Monica Leon, 19, sought her first ...

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All things tech will be the focus of festival at Coconut Grove science museum

‘MAGIC PLANET’: The ‘Magic Planet’ exhibit at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum focuses on climate change and is an interactive eight-screen, multi-user display. Juan Manuel Garcia / Patricia and Phillip Frost Science Museum       By Matias J. Ocner and Crystal Chew Read in Miami Herald When Gillian Thomas drives down Biscayne Boulevard, she looks past AmericanAirlines Arena ...

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Coral Gables Museum will hold a panel discussion Thursday on South Florida’s fragile water supply

Chantal Gabriel, a student at the University of Miami, checks out some of the art works that are part of the exhibit, ‘Water is Life,’ at the Coral Gables Museum, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Coral Gables. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD       By MATIAS J. OCNER Read in Miami Herald Imagine turning the faucet on ...

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