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Kites at Haulover

Huge Kites To Soar Over Haulover Park During Festival

The Kite Festival at Haulover Park has grown from a crowd of 300 people and the largest kite being 11 feet in wingspan to more than 6,000 people and kites being up to 100 feet in length at last year’s Kite Day. Seen here is Peter Lynn, flying dog. PHOTO PROVIDED BY SKYWARD KITES     By Marcus Mones and ...

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Roberto Dominguez

Miami Children’s Museum Holds Monthly Event For Kids With Autism

Roberto Dominguez, 7, and his mother Jannette Dominguez in their home in Goulds, Thursday, Jan. 31. Roberto lives with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, a condition on the autism spectrum, and visits Miami Children’s Museum on Sensory Saturdays. The program features a lower-key environment than normal for children sensitive to over stimulation.  DANIEL BOCK / For The Miami Herald ...

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2013 Presidential inauguration

Watching History In The Making

By Anthony Cave South Florida News Service Read in The Miami Herald In the vastness of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium parking lot in Washington, D.C., a caravan of buses carrying a variety of groups, from churchgoers to unions, arrived early Monday for the 57th Presidential Inauguration. Among the more than 800,000 people who attended the second inauguration of President ...

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Kiss Country’s ‘Kiss Cares’ Shows Love For Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Aaron Pinsky, 5, plays with his dog Zoe as his family, Zachary, 1, Beth, and Josh sit by, Sunday, Dec. 2, at their home in Coral Springs. Aaron, who was diagnosed with Ewing sarcoma in February, and his family will participate in the 2012 Cares for Kids Radio-thon at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD ...

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Dog Paddle: Canines Can Learn To Ride Paddle Boards At Hobie Beach

Ljubomir Semerdjieff, owner of Lubo’s Place beach rentals, takes his English cocker spaniel Leo for a paddle-board ride, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Miami. Lubo’s Place is located near the Southeastern end of the beach on the South side of Rickenbacker Causeway. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By Banelly Paz Video by Barbara Corbellini Duarte  Read ...

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Kids Learn The Art Of Breathing Deeply

Lucia Bengochea-Garcia, 4, and other afterschool students practice a yoga position during the weekly Yoga for Me class at Miami Children’s Museum on Watson Island, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Miami. The class is offered every Thursday in separate sections for children ages 3 to 5, and 5 to 10. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By ...

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After Heat-Related Deaths, High Schools Employ A New Policy

Miramar High School football players take a break from practice. Offensive lineman Isaiah Laurencin died from cardiac arrest after a practice session at the school last July. PHOTOS BY MALCOM SHIELDS/ SFNS STAFF       By Malcom Shields Above the door leading into Damon Cogdell’s office is a sketch of a Miramar High School football jersey. It bears the number “76” ...

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Varela Students Learn To Care For Animals

Tomas Caffe, 14, a ninth grader in the Veterinary Sciences Academy at Felix Varela Senior High School, returns puppies to their cages, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, in The Hammocks. As part of the veterinary-assistant class at the academy, students care for dogs rescued from Miami-Dade County Animal Services. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD   By Ashley Leventhal Read in The ...

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To Raise Awareness of Suicide, A Walk is Held at UM

In photo, Alan Meca, 24, holds up the “HELP” sign as he and other members of last year’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk, held at the University of Miami, raise awareness for suicide prevention. Courtesy of Ben Guzman, official photographer for last year’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk.  Photo: Courtesy of Ben Guzman.     By Altagrace L. Gustave ...

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A Shift Toward Stories With A Global Reach

Shahed, the Florida International University student from Syria.             By Chris Delboni Nov. 25, 2012 Today is a good day for the South Florida News Service! Through SJMC prof. Neil Reisner’s great experience and connections in the field – and strong determination, the South Florida News Service made front page in one of the most ...

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