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Finnish-American Home Opens Doors To Clients Who Are Not Finnish

A refurbished assisted living room in the Finnish-American Rest Home, which is now named The Village on High Ridge. Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post         By Brittny C. Valdes Read in The Palm Beach Post When the first wave of Finnish immigrants in Lake Worth grew old, a Finnish speaking resting home was born. “The ...

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Bicyles Plus Alice In Wonderland Equals A Wide Ride

Front Yard Theatre Collective members Gabriela Fernandez, left, and Diane Garcia rehearse their parts as Alice and the Queen, respectively, for their upcoming “Alice in Wynwoodland” theatrical-bike tour, Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Miami. The ride takes place on Saturday at 6 p.m., starting from the Omni Metromover station. Daniel Bock / The Miami Herald     By Jessica Roiz ...

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Kids Can Dress Like Storybook Characters For Parade

By Lourdes Dominguez Read in The Miami Herald A few times a week, Sofia Beatriz Vizcarra, 8, visits the Miami-Dade County Public Library branch in Kendall to read fairy tales. But this Saturday, she will become a princess. “My favorite books are princess stories,” said Vizcarra, who will dress-up as a princess for the first Miami-Dade Public Library’s Art of ...

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For Opera Singers, Performing Is An All-consuming Passion

Opera singer Lloyd Reshard Jr., right, rehearses the religious piece “Ave Maria” with the choir of St. Dominic Catholic Church for the bilingual mass on March 30 in Miami. Jeronimo Boza / South Florida News Service       By Jeronimo Boza Read in The Miami Herald It was a cold and cloudy day in 2005, and Lloyd Reshard Jr.’s ...

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Sunny Isles, FIU Team Up To Elevate Classical Music

FIU School of Music students played at the Four Seasons Concert Series opening performance for the 2012-2013 season. The FIU Symphony Orchestra was led by Maestro Grzegorz Nowak at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, 2012 in Heritage Park, located at 19200 Collins Avenue in the City of Sunny Isles Beach. Sunny Isles Beach / Michael Tribby / The Miami Herald ...

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Guitar Nook Hosts Jam Sessions For Musicians Of All Stripes

Matthew Lewin, 17, an employee at The Guitar Nook, picks up a Gretsch Electromatic Hollow Body guitar and strums away, as he often does at the bi-weekly jam sessions. Photo by Amanda Perrin / South Florida News Service       By Amanda Perrin Read in The Miami Herald After only nine months of playing the guitar, Michel Paris was ...

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Knaus Berry Farm Now Shipping Its Famous Cinnamon Rolls

Tom Blocher, the baker at Knaus Berry Farm, serves up a half dozen sticky buns in this 2009 photo. Knaus is now shipping the cinnamon buns. Photo by Allison Diaz / Miami Herald File       By Vanessa Rodriguez Read in The Miami Herald After Miami-Dade native Sean McGirt moved to Texas in 2004, he found himself often making ...

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Pub Crawl To Mix Bicycling And Beer

Gramps bar in Wynwood is one of the stops on the Beer Snob Bicycle Pub Crawl. Photo by Ricardo Mor / For The Miami Herald           By Krysten Medina Read in The Miami Herald Choosing a beer used to be simple, but with all the selection today, it’s hard to know where to find the best ...

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Kids Corner Uses Art To Open World To Students

Charles Anthony Leano, artist, guiding the children of the center, Kids Corner, through the first step of his ‘dripping style’ technique. Photo by Jeronimo Boza / South Florida News Service       By Jeronimo Boza Read in The Miami Herald Claudia Vallejos, 36, a divorced mother of two, used to describe her 5-year-old son as a lonely child, with very ...

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Open House Music Legends To Perform At One-night Benefit

Electric guitarist Israel Diaz, 56, and female vocalist Jackie Molinary, 51, at a late-night rehearsal preparing for Mantrap’s concert March 16 at 94th Aero Squadron for a tribute to Mike In The Night.  Photo by Michae Baisden / South Florida News Service       By Genesis Viera South Florida News Service In a soundproof studio with posters of famous ...

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