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W.J. Bryan Elementary students create a book about their school

Third and fifth grade students at W.J. Bryan Museum Magnet School in North Miami wrote and illustrated a work of historical fiction about the Mediterranean revival building’s history and renovation that will publish in the Library of Congress. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By MADISON FANTOZZI A Miami Herald article and a South Florida News Service video ...

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Chantal Gabriel

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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Thousands of cyclists participate in Miami’s February Critical Mass ride

Jennifer Gonzalez, 28, participated on Feb. 28 in the monthly Critical Mass Ride, which was near 13 miles long and extended into Downtown, Little Havana and Flagler neighborhoods.  Photo by: Matias J. Ocner / South Florida News Service.       By Matias Joaquin Ocner  South Florida News Service The noise of gears switching, freewheels clicking and bike horns honking ...

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capture the moment visitors

Traveling Pulitzer Prize photo exhibit stops in Miami

In order to conserve space, the “Capture the Moment” exhibit uses monitors and companion guidebooks to provide guests with information on the historical images. Photo by: Matias J. Ocner/South Florida News Service.         By Matias Joaquin Ocner and Alina Diaz South Florida News Service When Cyma Rubin, the curator of the “The Pulitzer Prize Photographs: Capture the Moment exhibit,” was leaving the ...

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Bachelors posing

Women to bid on bachelors for charity

Bachelors from last year’s event pose with Singles for Switchboard Bachelor Auction’s host (middle).  Photo courtesy of Switchboard of Miami.           BY MATIAS JOAQUIN OCNER Read in Miami Herald When Catalina Rueda, 30, attended last year’s Singles for Switchboard Bachelor Auction, she went with no expectations. But things changed quickly when Brock Metcalf, 30, walked on stage. Rueda was the winning ...

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Wine, women & shoes highlight Miami Children’s Hospital fundraiser

Luna was the “star” child at last year’s event. Photo: Family file.             BY ALINA DIAZ Read in Miami Herald When Luna Martinez was born she, like most babies, took her first breath. Three hours later, however, those breaths did not come easily. Doctors at South Miami Hospital, where she was born, immediately transferred her to Miami Children’s ...

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A family-friendly event created to celebrate Christ in December

The mime, Denna McDaniel, is presenting here her special show at Christmas Near the Beach.  Photo courtesy of Christmas Near the Beach.         By Andrea Edde  South Florida News Service “Christmas Near the Beach” was created with the idea to bring Hollywood and other South Florida communities together to celebrate Christ during the holiday season. Christmas Near the Beach is ...

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Local artist set to display painted Del Toro shoe at this years Miami Art Basel

Chris Valdes paints normally on wood, but this year, Del Toro Shoes invited him to paint on their “Chukkas”shoe for Art Basel.           By Britney Ouzts South Florida News Service From as far back as he can remember, Chris Valdes, 30, has been an artist. “I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid,” said Valdes. ...

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Lucy Grau performed "Last Dance" for the previous "Noches Tropicales" concert.  (Photo courtesy of Miami-Dade County Parks and Recreation)

Eighth-Annual “Noches Tropicales” concert brings Latin-American music to Tropical Park

On Friday, Cuban-born singer, songwriter and actress, Luisa María Güell, is set to headline the second concert of the free, annual, four-part “Noches Tropicales” concert series, presented by Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department The 2013/2014 “Noches Tropicales” concert season kicked off in September, at the Miami-Dade County Auditorium, with a Latin Jazz gala starring 10-time Grammy award-winner, ...

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Art Basel impacts local art supply store

Caption: Ivan De Lucía, 33, owner of I.D. Art in Downtown Miami, has to open three more hours a day during Art Basel season. His staff may work up to 15 hours a day as the date approaches.  Photo by Constanza Gallardo.         By Constanza Gallardo South Florida News Service It may take months of preparation for Miami ...

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