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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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Go-kart racing spot in Medley pumps up the adrenaline

Thumbs Up: Joshua Pagani, 8, gives a thumbs up right before his go-kart race begins at the new K-1 Speed Miami. Emily Llerena / South Florida News Service         By Emily Llerena Read in Miami Herald Isabella Garcia spent her 12th birthday racing her brother, Jorge Garcia Jr., 10, and her cousin, Leila Rodriguez, 9, down the ...

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Microsoft in Aventura offers free programming classes for kids

On the first day of camp at Dadeland Mall, the children sit in teams of two and play with a Surface Pro tablet and fill out their camper handbooks. Rebeca Piccardo / South Florida News Service         By Rebeca Piccardo Read in Miami Herald Michael Fonseca, 11, taught himself gaming and coding from tutorial websites like Code ...

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Entrepreneurs can make their elevator pitch in Key Biscayne

By Alexandra Lopez Read in Miami Herald The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce and the BB&T Bank have teamed up to host the First Annual Speed Networker, an event where business owners and entrepreneurs will exchange ideas by delivering an “elevator pitch.’’ “Participants basically put together a two-minute speech of who they are, where they work and what they do ...

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Tablets coming into the classroom

Learning Aid: Brandon Lopez, 11, and other pupils use their eBolt tablets at the Alpha Charter School of Excellence. DANIEL BOCK / The Miami Herald         By KATIE LEPRI Read in Miami Herald Imagine a modern day David and Goliath story. But instead of slinging a rock at a giant competitor, Jose Espejo created his own tablet ...

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Trendsetter: Search for scalp solution leads Boynton Beach couple to launch Nature Beautanicals

Robert and Adriana Thomas with their Nature Beautanicals products in Boynton Beach. Photo By ALLEN EYESTONE / The Palm Beach Post           By Marisol Medina Read in the Palm Beach Post BOYNTON BEACH —  At age 11, Adriana Thomas was rushed to the hospital after a science project at school went wrong. A fire devoured her ...

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Society of Professional Journalists’ FIU chapter launches media conference

Lori Todd, social media manager for the Orlando Sentinel and Sun Sentinel, and Associate Dean Allan Richards listen as Miami Herald Caribbean correspondent, Jacqueline Charles, speaks at the social media panel at Listen Learn Connect, the media conference organized SPJ-FIU on March 21, 2014. Photo by JEFFREY PIERRE / South Florida News Service       By Marisol Medina South ...

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Family’s tranquil garden becomes wedding venue

Alexander Rios, 17, a Homestead resident, stops at Redland Koi Gardens after school to look at plants. Ismeraly Torres/ South Florida News Service.         By Ismeraly Torres Read in Miami Herald After working for several years in finance in New York City in the early 1990s, Miguel Cruz decided to move his family to a more tranquil setting ...

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Bud’s marks 56 years of quick food service

The Brinkman brothers from left to right, Tim, Mark, Mike, and Tom run Bud’s Chicken & Seafood, a family-owned restaurant chain that has been serving Palm Beach County since 1957. Photo by Gary Coronado / The Palm Beach Post.       By Paula Callejas-Cuza Read in The Palm Beach Post As a teen-ager, Mark Brinkman smelled like chicken as ...

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