Guitars Over Guns mentoring program helps kids express themselves through the arts

When Finest Meridor was 11 years old, he was reserved and felt like he had nothing to do during his free time. Now 18, Meridor is a member of the drama club and vice president of the engineering club at North Miami High School, and handles music production of a band that performs at ArtWalk

2016-04-06T17:42:23+00:00 November 29th, 2015|Categories: Business, Public Safety|

Wynwood brewery organizes family-friendly clean ups after late-night monthly Art Walks

Every second Saturday of the month, Art Walk gathers hundreds in the Wynwood district, where people enjoy street art as well as gallery events and food trucks. But once the party ends, what’s left behind is usually garbage covering the streets and sidewalks. Beginning Nov. 15, Concrete Beach Brewery is creating an after-party event out

2016-04-06T16:01:56+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Business, Lifestyle, News|

Little Haiti yoga studio reaches out to community

Inhale Miami, a new yoga studio in Little Haiti, is looking to get people into the fold by offering individual classes in November for $7. Rikki Kamensky, who opened the studio in September, said she also is reaching out to neighborhood children, hoping their curiosity brings them in after school for classes. “Yoga helps them

2016-04-06T16:06:58+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Business, News|

DJ sets aside law school to follow his dream and return to spinning records

When Jordan Sanchez was 15, he started practicing to become a disc jockey. But, after playing in some clubs professionally, he decided to leave the DJ world to major in political science. He went on to law school, but something was missing. Sanchez was isolating himself from his closest friends and feeling depressed. Then, he

2016-04-06T16:09:26+00:00 October 18th, 2015|Categories: Business, Lifestyle, Music, News|

Two young college grads from Miami get taste of success selling Mama’s Guava Bars

One September afternoon in 2011, the smell of walnuts and guava filled the air at the Village at Science Drive apartment complex in Orlando. As neighbors began knocking on their door asking for samples, Agustin Guardiola and Alejandro DeZayas knew they had finally pinpointed the start of their business. “I never thought I would pursue

2016-04-06T16:19:41+00:00 July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Business, Food & Dining|

Yoga on the water: SUP helps build balance and muscles

The bluish-green wall with lotus shapes at Om Beats yoga studio resembles the ocean. Claudia Bustillos, 38, owner of Om Beats, said she planned it to reflect her love of the ocean and yoga, which she developed as a young girl. “Yoga and water sports are my passion. They make me feel alive,” said Bustillos,

2016-04-06T16:22:47+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Categories: Business, Lifestyle, Sports|

Nonprofit group helps teenage girls celebrate traditional Quinceañeras

When Addis Acay Hunter turned 15, her family could not afford to give her a Quinceañera, a Hispanic tradition celebrating a girl’s 15th birthday as a symbol of her coming-of-age. Then, Onix Morera, a family friend and founder of the nonprofit organization Talent Artistic Juvenile, thought of a way to help girls such as Addis:

2016-04-06T16:24:27+00:00 July 1st, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Business, Lifestyle|

PBandJ Project: Local Non-Profit Organization Feeds The Homeless In Downtown Fort Lauderdale

When Laura Florio, 33, and her husband, Micah Harris, 38, were at a local grocery store with a cart full of food for themselves, Florio decided she wanted to make a difference in the community.  She began filling the cart up with food for others: loaves of bread, bologna, cheese, two cases of water, mustard

2016-04-06T17:38:31+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Business, Politics|

Founder returns home as Fit & Thick national tour concludes Saturday in Miami Beach

When Nicole Mejia, international model and fitness instructor, first launched her Fit & Thick tour around the United States a year-and-a-half ago, she had no idea where it was going to lead. “I never thought this was going to be my final tour stop,” said Mejia, 26. “Especially in my hometown, Miami.” Fit & Thick

2016-04-06T16:27:07+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Arts & Culture, Business, Lifestyle, News|

Miami Developers create DrescribeMe app to allow users to rate each other 1 to 10

When Saul Jaramillo moved from Colombia to Miami 15 years ago, he couldn’t communicate well in English and came off as arrogant. But he was just timid because he couldn’t speak English fluently. “I have an accent, and I was embarrassed by it, so I wouldn’t talk to people in school. By the end of

2016-04-06T16:36:30+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Categories: Business, Lifestyle|