Swimming success for Down syndrome children

Luis Manuel Perez, 22, teaches Kailee Flores, 1, how to swim at Rockway Middle School’s pool. Perez is a coach at the Down Syndrome Association of Miami and teaches children swimming lessons every Saturday of the week, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Matias Ocner / Miami Herald Staff     By Melissa Rodriguez Read in Miami Herald Every Saturday morning, Denise ...

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Spooky storybook hour brings together families, Halloween fun

STORYTELLER: Aragorn Vitali, 43, reads “The Wolves in the Walls” by Neil Gaiman at the Second Annual Spooky Storybook Hour at Keiser University in Miami. The event will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Keiser University, 2101 NW 117th Ave.     By Eli Vera Read in Miami Herald. For Sylvanna Vitali, reading with ...

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Doral bike paths get mixed reviews

  A view of the off-road bike-path that runs along the western edge of Doral, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. The paths also are open to pedestrians. DANIEL BOCK/FOR THE MIAMI HERALD       By Rebeca Piccardo Read in Miami Herald. To make life easier for cyclists, Doral is implementing a plan to add more than 30 miles of bike ...

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Gulliver students turn their music passion into mentoring

Teaching Moment: Gulliver Preparatory Daniel Garcia, a founder of Amplified Miami, mentors a students at the Community Music School in Coral Gables. By Aaleeyah Pringle Read in Miami Herald Four students at Gulliver Preparatory School are making music with children. The four — Daniel Garcia, Brett Gilbert, Daniel Mesko and Daniela Grava — have founded Amplified Miami, an organization that ...

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Fall fun on Sunday at ‘Deering Harvester Day’ in Palmetto Bay

FALL FUN: Children pose next to the historic International Harvester Truck for the Deering Harvester Day, which will take place Sunday at the Deering Estate at Cutler in Palmetto Bay.       By Flavio Del Pino Read in Miami Herald For South Florida marine science teacher Carla Fernandez, 28, the Deering Estate at Cutler means more than just a ...

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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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The Children’s Award Gala

Dr. Troy Frazer received the first Children’s Hero Award in 2009.  Photo courtesy of Pedro Mendez. By Jessica Cohen South Florida News Service Foster care cases are kept confidential. Until 2009, the general public had little knowledge of what was going on. But that year, the situation changed when the Family Resource Center presented the first Children’s Hero Award to Dr. Troy ...

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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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Game show at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital brings fun to patients

Timothy Stahlsmith, 9, a patient at Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, calls the contestant line for the live game show ‘Top 3’ on JoeD TV, which is similar to the popular game show ‘Family Feud. ELI VERA/SOUTH FLORIDA NEWS SERVICE       By Eli Vera and Matias Ocner Read in Miami Herald. Every weekday at 2 p.m., Timothy Stahlsmith, 9, sits up ...

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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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