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Coconut Grove Kickball League Serves Up Balls and Brews

  By Kristen Rubio Read in The Miami Herald Two years ago, 20-year-old Martha Valdes watched as her friends, 21 and older, played a game of kickball in Coconut Grove hosted by the World Adult Kickball Association. Valdes wanted to join the league, but according to the rules, she had to be 21 because drinking before and after the game was part ...

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Former Bee Gees Bassist Teaching a New Generation of Musicians

By Becca Griesemer Read in The Miami Herald Every now and then, Matt Bonelli tells his students about the 12 years he spent touring with the Bee Gees. Playing for audiences of 70,000 fans for the popular pop-and-disco band was a culture shock for Bonelli, who had gone from playing local hotels to concerts around the world. One of Bonelli’s favorite Bee ...

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Swoop! And There You Are

By Silvana Ordonez Read in The Miami Herald Alexander Smith’s frustration with traffic and the trouble he faced finding a parking spot in South Beach drove him to launch his own business: Swoop, a free taxi service. “It’s is very congested and you pay a lot for taxis,” said Smith, 29. “For short distances, it didn’t make sense to me.” ...

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Reflections On Students, Past And Present

By Chris Delboni October 31, 2012 The Editor’s Note will be a place for us to reflect on some of the work our reporters are doing in – and out – of the South Florida News Service.  It will also be a whiteboard to showcase and discuss issues and stories beyond the scope of SFNS. I couldn’t think of a ...

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Closed Flight School Didn’t Have FAA Certification

By Karla Ortega and Diane Lade, Sun Sentinel Read in The Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel 10D Adrian Garcia, a 20-year-old from Spain, knew he wanted to be a pilot by the time he turned 9. After high school, he began working at a small airport in his native country and soon was searching online for a flight school. He picked Aussie Air, an ...

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Project Helps Teens Discuss Mental Health

By Christin Erazo Read in Sun Sentinel and The Palm Beach Post Anger and anxiety were two internal struggles Haylee Becker battled with as a 9-year-old diagnosed with bipolar and severe anxiety and depression disorders. Becker, now 16, uses her personal experience to help educate young people about mental health and emotional issues through “Breaking the Silence,” a project created by a ...

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College Sports May Not Be Winning Proposition

By Scott Travis, Sun Sentinel Read in Sun Sentinel 2A Students at the University of Florida pay about $46 a year to support the powerhouse Gator athletic program, a bargain price that hasn’t changed in a decade. At schools with less established sports programs, such as Florida International University and Florida Atlantic University, students must pay more than $340 a year, even ...

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Chimichurri: Muestra Del Sabor Dominicano

              By Tiffany Savinon Read on ElNuevoHerald.com and El Sentinel Eric Santos y Luis Contreras viajan desde North Miami Beach casi todas las semanas para comer hamburguesas dominicanas en Chimi Churri Los Primos, un puesto portátil de venta en un estacionamiento en la NW 36 Street en Allapatah. “Yo he sido un cliente de ellos por dos años, y ...

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Hialeah Nursing Home Gets Boost of Music

By Salvatore Fazio Read on MiamiHerald.com Odanel Ortega, 67, recently performed for an audience of hospice patients at Hialeah Convalescent Home. With a classical guitar and his pliant voice, he filled the room with boleros, rancheras and waltzes. Rogelio Pineda, an 81-year-old nursing home resident and former restaurant chef, was one of more than 50 people in the center’s activities room. He particularly enjoyed Cielito Lindo, a popular Mexican ...

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