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Evon Vela, 30, hostess at Al's Coffee Shop, grabs croquettes for a walk-in customer's order. (Photo by Narciso Iturralde / South Florida News Service) 

Coral Gables coffee shop owners promote adopted heritage with ‘Croqueta Party Tuesdays’

Alphonse “Al” Karborani was a little boy when he and his family had to flee from their home in Bethlehem to Jerusalem and then to Amman, Jordan, when he was 16. Karborani, a Palestinian refugee, was constantly paralyzed by the sounds around him. Explosions. Gunshots. Wailing cries. He could not escape war and yearned to find a normal life. By ...

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Popular hair stylists open His & Hers Parlour in Wynwood, a shop for men and women

Hamlet Garcia, left, gives Marcelo Prado, center, some haircutting tips on Dec. 13, 2014. Garcia has been cutting hair for more than five years and recently opened a new shop with his girlfriend, Rachel Ringwood, 23, in Wynwood called His & Hers Parlour. Together, the couple offers clients, both male and female, haircuts. Photos by Matias J. Ocner/ Miami Herald ...

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Crew Concierge

Crew Concierge serves shipbound workers

James Labossiere, director of operations at Crew Concierge, right, started working with founder and CEO David Hirsch, right, about two years ago. Since then, he has seen the warehouse space fill up and the staff just about doubled. Rebeca Piccardo / South Florida News Service By Rebeca Piccardo Read in The Palm Beach Post When David Hirsch of Wellington worked as ...

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Surfside boutique brings a bit of Moroccan luxury

The Casablanca native and Bal Harbour resident Asmaa Benkirane is the founder and director of Le Beau Maroc, a Moroccan themed boutique located in Surfside. Benkirane is hoping to win a spot in Miami’s dressmaking world. JEFFREY PIERRE / THE MIAMI HERALD     By Amanda Rabines Read in Miami Herald Curiosity and a sense of nostalgia drew Bal Harbour ...

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Miami Herald editor discusses difficulties of covering Guantanamo Bay

Students are engaged, as Dave Wilson explains the inner workings of Guantanamo, and the recent limitations Miami Herald reporters had to deal with while reporting from there. Marisol Medina / South Florida News Service       By Amanda Rabines South Florida News Service It takes a certain kind of journalist to cover Guantanamo Bay, an area in Cuba where ...

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Palm Beach Gardens entrepreneur makes game day dresses

Clara Obradors, right, models a University of Georgia themed dress made by Janet Ledesma, left, part of her Game on Dresses line of clothing. Photo by Richard Graulich.         By Kathleen Devaney Read in Palm Beach Post For college students like Hayley Milam, flip flops and T-shirts are not fashionable enough to wear to a college football ...

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Medical marijuana business seminar coming to Miami

By Maria Soledad Lorenzino Read in Miami Herald In 2004, South Florida native Ata Gonzalez watched his father, Santiago, die at the age of 58 after a battle with lung cancer. Following his father’s death, he began learning about cannabis and its health benefits. Gonzalez said he wishes he knew about the benefits of marijuana when his father was still ...

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Rashad Edouard, 18, using liquid nitrogen to create Chill-N's nitrogen ice cream

Chill-N Nitrogen Ice Cream Store Makes Its Way to Aventura

Rashad Edouard, 18, using liquid nitrogen to create Chill-N’s nitrogen ice cream.  Photo by Marwan Noorani.           By Marwan Noorani South Florida News Service Every day at 2 p.m., Charlene Ferro, 63, walks down the Aventura Plaza from her office managerial position in a doctor’s office to get her afternoon treat. She strolls to the Chill-N ...

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Blush Boutique

Customer Elisabeth Bruzon shops at the Blush Boutique in Palmetto Bay for an outfit to dress on an upcoming concert.  Kristina Coronel / South Florida News Service         By Kristina Coronel South Florida News Service When Marilyn Sanchez opened Blush Boutique’s doors with its first location in the South Miami area, she started off with three employees, ...

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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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