Park Place’s Latin Club Is Happy To Have Olga Osorio

The Latin Club members play bingo during their official annual picnic, one of the events planned by Olga Osorio.  Photo courtesy of Maria Zulma Ospina, a  Latin Club Member.         By Carolina Trejos South Florida News Service It was her position as a correctional services aid in the education department for 20 years at the Bridgeport

2013-07-11T20:13:55+00:00 July 11th, 2013|Lifestyle|

Il Fiorentino Is All About Authentic Italian Dishes On Wheels

Given his extensive experience, one would expect Italian chef Lorenzo Lapi to work in a more luxurious space than the back of his food truck. But the slender, Florence native makes working in the 16-by-8 kitchen of his truck named Il Fiorentino seem like child’s play. “In Firenze [Florence], life revolves around two things: soccer

2016-04-06T17:48:30+00:00 July 11th, 2013|Food & Dining|

Mars Or Bust: FIU Student Wants One-Way Ticket

Patrick Ford, an aspiring astronaut, walks through Florida International University's Graham Center. Ford is an applicant for the Mars One Project which aims to establish a human settlement of 24 astronauts on Mars in 2023. Ford also visits several schools -- ranging from elementary to high -- for interactive lectures about space. Sana Ullah /

2013-06-28T09:29:10+00:00 June 28th, 2013|Lifestyle|

Little Haiti Record Store Offers Live Music Too

Farrah Fleitman, 24, organizes merchandise while Edward Adames, 29, reviews store records, closing out the day at Sweat Records. Michael Sharp/South Florida News Service.         By Michael Sharp Read in The Miami Herald When Lauren Reskin, 31, decided to open Sweat Records eight years ago, she wanted her new business to unite Miami’s

2013-06-25T23:07:56+00:00 June 25th, 2013|Music|

The Biscayne Poet

Oscar Fuentes, the Biscayne Poet, is the founder of the Oscar Fuentes Combo. Photo by Carolina Trejos/SFNS.           By Carolina Trejos South Florida News Service  Oscar Fuentes grew up between Miami and Honduras, listening to his father recite the poetry of classic Latins such as Pablo Neruda and a nurturing mother,

2013-06-21T18:37:30+00:00 June 21st, 2013|Music|

‘Throw-Down’ To Test Limits At Crossfit Hardcore South ‘The Brick’

Members at Crossfit Hardcore South 'The Brick' start their warmup with box jumps, a compound, multi-joint exercise that strengthens and tones your lower body. Photo by Lisbet Castillo/South Florida News Service.       By Lisbet Castillo Read in The Miami Herald Gustavo Zingg, 22, spends his week training Hardcore Crossfit South “The Brick” members on Olympic

2013-06-19T11:52:43+00:00 June 19th, 2013|Lifestyle|

Local Band Plays Eclectic Mix

Left, base player Mack Moore, perform live with drummer Felix Garcia and Antonio Sanchez, guitarist, at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton. In the background, Daniel Naval plays the congas as Charles Gardner handles the keys. Photo courtesy of Viviana Puga.     Mike Sharp Read in The Miami Herald About 10 years ago, Antonio Sanchez,

2013-06-11T19:38:43+00:00 June 11th, 2013|Music|

Dr. Shine Has Polished Miami Beach’s Soiled Shoes For 21 Years

Miami Beach resident Earl "Dr. Shine" Randolph cleans and polishes Hialeah Gardens resident Rolando Aguilera's shoes on the corner of 12th Street and Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Randolph says he has been shining shoes on Miami Beach since 1992. Daniel Bock / The Miami Herald.     By Samantha Smith

2013-05-24T20:33:03+00:00 May 24th, 2013|Lifestyle|