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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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Cyberbullying: Kids told to be online superheroes

Students made cards on bullying in a digital citizenship class about cyberbullying at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Coconut Grove. The museum invited teenagers, ages 11-16, to a free Geek Squad Academy session on Saturday. Peter Andrew Bosch / Miami Herald Staff.     By Matias Ocner Read in Miami Herald For Nidia Bejar, 12, playing ...

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Ronald McDonald House to Host Fashion Show

Isabella Morales dressed as her American Girl Doll. Photo by Yessika Siles/ VIP 305 Magazine.           By Jessica Cohen South Florida News Service When Katie Morales died of cancer at age 15, Isabella Morales, her cousin, saw how the Ronald McDonald House gave Katie a place to call home, where she was able to be with her ...

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Photography exhibit: Cuba on display

One of three photos in the exhibit “Mi Habana En Adoquines,” currently displayed at Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery. Photo by Daniel Hernandez.         By Melissa Rodriguez South Florida News Service For artists with extensive experience in photography, showcasing their work publicly is often expected, but for 22-year-old Daniel Hernandez, a self-taught photographer, who began to follow his passion nine months ago, being the only artist ...

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Left Michael Kolber, 51, owner, at All That Jazz Café & Grill restaurant, playing the bass in a live jazz jam session with his guest Giuseppe Pucci, 50, a musician of Fort Lauderdale. (Photo by Eli Vera / South Florida News Service)

Love for Jazz and Cooking

After spending most of his life sharing with the community his love for music and cooking, Michael Kolber had the opportunity to combine both of his passions into one venue. “I came up with the idea of putting both businesses together, which is very unique,” said Kolber, 51, who opened “All That Jazz Café & Grill” in Sunrise a year ...

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The Residences

By Pattrik Simmons South Florida News Service   Construction of United HomeCare’s first assisted living facility, The Residences, will be completed this fall in West Kendall. The four-story facility will be located on the corner of Southwest 96th Street and Southwest 157th Avenue, less than a mile away from the West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The complex will have 89,000 square ...

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