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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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Kids with disabilities get special visit from musician Ricardo Montaner.

By Juan Endara South Florida News Service Exclusive   Ricardo Montaner is the founder of La Ventana De Los Cielos, “A Window to Heaven,”  a non-profit organization that aims to promote, advocate and protect the right of children and adolescents with special abilities. The organization, which is located in Homestead, Florida, specializes in physical and intellectual development for those with disabilities by ...

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Miami Children’s Chorus celebrates 50 years

Alejandra Vivanco, 13, an eighth grader at Jorge Mas Canosa Middle School, performs with Avanzato, Miami Children’s Chorus advanced singing group, to celebrate the programs 50th year anniversary on Oct. 25 at the Miami Beach Community Church located on 1620 Drexel Ave. Matias Ocner / Miami Herald Staff     By Amanda Rabines Read in Miami Herald It took years ...

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Weight-lifters to lift for charity

Matthew Kunkle, 29, demonstrates one of the lifts participants will attempt in Saturday’s competition. All proceeds will go to Special Olympics Florida-Miami-Dade County. Daniel Uria / South Florida News Service By Daniel Uria Read in Miami Herald Matthew Kunkle’s idea to use his passion for weightlifting as a means to raise money for a cause began in high school, when ...

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Swimming success for Down syndrome children

Luis Manuel Perez, 22, teaches Kailee Flores, 1, how to swim at Rockway Middle School’s pool. Perez is a coach at the Down Syndrome Association of Miami and teaches children swimming lessons every Saturday of the week, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Matias Ocner / Miami Herald Staff     By Melissa Rodriguez Read in Miami Herald Every Saturday morning, Denise ...

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Spooky storybook hour brings together families, Halloween fun

STORYTELLER: Aragorn Vitali, 43, reads “The Wolves in the Walls” by Neil Gaiman at the Second Annual Spooky Storybook Hour at Keiser University in Miami. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Keiser University, 2101 NW 117th Ave.     By Eli Vera Read in Miami Herald. For Sylvanna Vitali, reading with ...

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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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Fall fun on Sunday at ‘Deering Harvester Day’ in Palmetto Bay

FALL FUN: Children pose next to the historic International Harvester Truck for the Deering Harvester Day, which will take place Sunday at the Deering Estate at Cutler in Palmetto Bay.       By Flavio Del Pino Read in Miami Herald For South Florida marine science teacher Carla Fernandez, 28, the Deering Estate at Cutler means more than just a ...

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Doral karate school hosts anti-bullying workshop

Diego Ordonez, 9, practicing his martial arts during the Annual Back to School Bash on Sept. 5 at Anta’s Fitness and Self Defense in Doral. Matias Ocner / South Florida News Service         Crystal Chew Read in Miami Herald When Aura Ordonez heard a commotion during a birthday party that her son, Diego, 9, was attending, she wondered ...

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