Jonathan Malkin from Fort Lauderdale takes a quick peek under his mask as he cuts into his beef slider during dinner for Lights Out, in which diners wearblindfolds to raise awareness about visual disabilities at Dapur Asian Tapas & Lounge, 1620 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale. The next dinner will be at Red, The Steakhouse, on Oct. 24th. CHRIS CUTRO / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Dining With Blindfolds Raises Awareness of Disabled Community

Jonathan Malkin from Fort Lauderdale takes a quick peek under his mask as he cuts into his beef slider during dinner for Lights Out, in which diners wearblindfolds to raise awareness about visual disabilities at Dapur Asian Tapas & Lounge, 1620 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale. The next dinner will be at Red, The Steakhouse, on Oct. 24th. CHRIS CUTRO ...

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Samba instructor Bianca Christopher leads a free class at Boteco off the 79th Street Causeway on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. The free class takes place every Monday at the Brazilian restaurant and bar. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD

Dancing To The Brazilian Beat At Boteco

  Samba instructor Bianca Christopher leads a free class at Boteco off the 79th Street Causeway on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. The free class takes place every Monday at the Brazilian restaurant and bar. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By Larissa Piazzi Read in The Miami Herald Giselle Barroso is originally from Costa Rica, but it’s not a ...

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Residents Find Mobility on Two Wheels In Miami Beach

By Hayat Penvalver Video by Hayat Penalver and Julissa Albuquerque Sabrina Antonelli, a 26-year-old Miami Beach resident, often leaves her apartment at Alton Road and walks to the nearest Deco Bike station at Alton Road and 15th St., where she rents a bike for $5 per hour and starts running her daily errands. “Living here, I have everything I need ...

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Book-Trading Event Returns to Wynwood

Traveling-book traders Nathaniel Sandler, left, and David Gonzalez with some of the books they have available at Lester’s café and bar in Wynwood, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. They will return at 7 p.m. to the café, 2519 NW 2nd Ave. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD     By Jessica Roiz Read in The Miami Herald Frances Smith picked up ...

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Incredible Kettle Corn a Sweet, Salty Delight

Virgilio Dieppa from Incredible Kettle Corn bags freshly made kettle korn during the Cleveland Clinic Florida’s farmers market in Weston on Thursday, May 3, 2012. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD         By Katia Valencia and Patricia Tirone Read in The Miami Herald Five days a week, Constantino Fernandez sets up his portable iron kettle and tent ...

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FIU Graduate Opens Sports Training Facility

By Christina Watkins Read in the Sun Sentinel After struggling to become a professional athlete, former Florida International University football player and recent graduate Solomon Smith decided to create his own path to success. In January, Smith opened his own training facility in Miramar, Grind Hard Athletics, with two others to train young athletes and help them make it to the college ...

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A Website That Caters To Islamic Custom

Yasemin Kanar, founder and owner of Yaz the Spaz, wraps one of her company’s hijab scarves around her head at her home in Hialeah on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. At Kanar’s website www.yazthespaz.com, she sells the colorful hijab scarves, volumizing scrunchies and bonnets to customers worldwide and offers different hijab wrapping tips on her YouTube channel. ALLISON DIAZ / FOR ...

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Pets with Disabilities Need Love, Too

By Silvana Ordoñez Read in The Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel and Palm Beach Post Pogo’s two front legs are fractured, but that doesn’t keep the 21/2-year-old dog from romping in his Weston backyard with his playmates. Pogo had been brought into the Humane Society of Broward County in March with his injuries. “I was just drawn to him,” said Chris Wheeler, who works ...

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Carol City Track Star Finds New Life After Accident

Antron Jackson, (on right) a volunteer-track coach at Miami Carol City Senior High School, leads a practice session at the school, Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in Miami Gardens. DANIEL BOCK / FOR THE MIAMI HERALD         By Janey Tate Read in The Miami Herald Days before Antron Jackson was to enroll at Florida State University on a full track ...

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Incredible Edibles

By Patricia Tirone Read in the Sun Sentinel Wow factor: If you’ve ever been to Italy, you know how seriously the Italians take their gelato. If the 29 varieties of all-natural fresh gelato here remind you of that long-ago trip, you’re not imagining it. Background: Italian Stefano Quilli, 47, attended Gelato University in Rome, where he was born, and started his own ...

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