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El “fitness” conquista a Miami [Vídeo]

La Fitexpo de Fort Lauderdale acogió este fin de semana a miles de residentes del sur de la Florida y otras ciudades de Estados Unidos, interesados en el “fitness”, como se conoce al estilo de vida saludable que está conquistando al mundo actualmente. Por Maria Fernanda Becerra, South Florida News Service  

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Students from Artvivo Art School perform a traditional Colombian dance known as Cumbia.

Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Festival [Photo Essay]

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Coral Gables Hispanic Cultural Foundation held its 8th annual Hispanic Cultural Festival on Oct. 21 and 22. The free festival showcased the diversity of Hispanic heritage and culture in South Florida. It included international and local artists, musicians, dancers and food vendors from different Latin American countries to celebrate and promote not only their culture, ...

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Latte art. (Image via Wikicommons)

Brewing Buddha in Pinecrest weathers the storm

Jordan Athos stood at an industrial register on a recent Wednesday at the Brewing Buddha Café and Arthouse in Pinecrest. Just a few months earlier Brewing Buddha opened its doors, unaware that it would have to close them almost immediately due to Hurricane Irma. “It made me feel very vulnerable when I heard Irma was coming to town,” said Athos. ...

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A Bass Pro Shop. (Image via Wikipedia)

Smiles and handguns: Greeter at Bass Pro Shops talks about her job

Crowds of shuffling faces passed by Adilen Gutierrez as she placed an order for a tall iced coffee from the barista at Starbucks in Dolphin Mall. She wore a dark green, buttoned-down shirt with a Bass Pro Shops patch. She was on break from an unusual, but vital, job: greeting customers entering the store and checking their weapons. A table ...

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The scene at Pinch Me Gastropub (Nicholas Poblete / SFNS)

“Lawyers to the Rescue” serves up Puerto Rico relief

At Pinch Me Gastrobar and Market in Coral Gables on a recent Monday, guests received a bowl of paella and a glass of Pinot Grigio in exchange for a donation of $25 or more for Puerto Rico relief. Carolyn de Moya was collecting the donations and her paella got cold. She had been too busy gathering money and greeting guests. ...

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David Lawrence, al centro, modera la conversación sobre cómo hacer de Miami un mejor lugar.
Foto: Grethel Dlegado

My Miami Story: ¿Cómo hacer de Miami una mejor ciudad?

“¿Qué harías para que tu ciudad fuera un mejor lugar? Desde tu trabajo, con tus herramientas, ¿cuál es el impacto que puedes tener en tu comunidad?” Con estas preguntas abrió la conversación David Lawrence, antes periodista en The Miami Herald, y ahora, como él mismo afirma, “retirado trabajando a tiempo completo para mejorar la ciudad y la educación infantil”. Por ...

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“Mike the German” poses in his lederhosen – common attire at Oktoberfest celebrations.

Grovetoberfest hits Coconut Grove [Photo Essay]

Coconut Grove’s annual Oktoberfest celebration – aptly named Grovetoberfest – took place on Oct. 14 and featured over 500 craft beers, stouts, lagers for lederhosen-donning attendees to sample as they strolled along the newly opened Regatta Park. This year’s theme was Back to the Future and the festival even had its very own DeLorean. — Photos by Adrian Dominguez, South Florida ...

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This jaguar was restricted to another section of his habitat.

Zoo Miami reopens [Photo Essay]

Zoo Miami reopened on Oct. 14 after being closed since Sept. 7, just before Hurricane Irma hit South Florida. After the hurricane, the zoo sustained mostly landscape damage. The hyenas’ habitat suffered the most damage – it lost a large tree that provided a lot of shade. Zoo officials said tey did not view this as a loss, instead they “remodeled” the tree ...

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An acoustic guitar (photo courtesy Public Domain Images)

Making it in the Magic City music world

Six local bands including Hometown Losers, Top Tier, Happy Hour, Stay for Tonight, and Harvey, came together to perform on Oct.13 at The Fish House where they shared their stories behind Miami’s local music scene. Stay for Tonight, a five-piece band with two vocalists, are in the final stages of releasing their debut single and describe themselves as a “mixed ...

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Bailarines de la Puerta de Oro Colombiana, que se consideran embajadores del folclor de la costa de su país.
Foto: María Fernanda Becerra

Herencia Hispana: Amalgama de música, danza y gastronomía

Una fiesta de colores, ritmos y sabores  diversos cautivó a decenas de personas que asistieron este sábado a la Celebración de la Herencia Hispana en Doral Legacy Park, en la calle 82. “Todas las agrupaciones se botaron (expresión venezolana que denota excelencia) y nos permitieron disfrutar de la multiculturalidad de esta ciudad”, afirmó Eliot Silva, quien además resaltó el calor ...

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