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A Glitch In the Plans For Horse-Themed Community

By Pninit Cohen and Jonathan Szydlo Read in The Miami Herald A would-be developer is hoping to turn the derelict California Club Golf Course in northeast Miami-Dade in to an “equestrian-themed” residential community — but not without opposition from residents upset they could lose their view of the greens and gain almost 2,000 new neighbors. Liliane Stransky bought the golf course on ...

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Kendall Woman Makes Balloons Her Business

By Maria Saavedra and Kirsten Mayoral Read in The Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel and The Stuart News As a present from his daughter Rosa, former airline pilot Jorge Velilla, 79, took his first ride in a hot air balloon on a recent Saturday morning. Along with six other family members, Velilla drove 40 minutes to arrive at 6 a.m. at the Holiday Inn ...

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Fast-Food Franchises Can Keep Business In The Family

By Jorge Valens Read in The Miami Herald Gabriel and Oscar Rodriguez didn’t go to camp during their childhood summers. While other kids enjoyed their time off, they were busy learning the ins and outs of their family’s business: owning and operating McDonald’s franchises. Now the brothers are looking to take over the business as third-generation McDonald’s owners and operators. “In the ...

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In North Miami, A Firm Nationally Known For Bentley Restorations

  By Zaimarie De Guzman Read in Sun Sentinel When Richard Gorman was 3, he and his younger brother would pretend Gorman was a mechanic who worked on extraordinary vehicles. Almost 55 years later, Gorman is the president of Vantage Motorworks, lauded by classic car collectors as one of the best restoration companies in the nation. His one-stop-shop restores vintage vehicles, specializing ...

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