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Cuban Watch Makers Continue Tradition In Miami

Ernesto Rolo, manager at Breitling USA, appraises a watch repair at the company’s office near West Miami on Friday, May 10, 2013. Allison Diaz / For the Miami Herald.         By Liliana Zamudio  Read in The Miami Herald When Ernesto Rolo was 9, he started learning the craft of watchmaking at his father’s watch repair shop, La Habana, ...

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Dr. Shine Has Polished Miami Beach’s Soiled Shoes For 21 Years

Miami Beach resident Earl “Dr. Shine” Randolph cleans and polishes Hialeah Gardens resident Rolando Aguilera’s shoes on the corner of 12th Street and Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Randolph says he has been shining shoes on Miami Beach since 1992. Daniel Bock / The Miami Herald.     By Samantha Smith Read in The Miami Herald Gliding ...

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Go Inside The Trip Of A Lifetime

In January 2013, six Florida International University School of Journalism and Mass Communication students got the opportunity of a lifetime. Accompanied by a professor/editor, they headed to Washington, D.C, to cover the second inauguration of President Barack Obama. Here is a mini-documentary the students shot and edited about their trip to the capital with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Coordinating ...

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How A Spark For An Idea For A Sneaker Turned Crystal4U Into A Sparkling Business

These pairs of Converse, embedded using Swarovski crystals by Cynthia Rodriguez, go for about $250. Tatiana Bonilla/South Florida News Service.         By Tatiana Bonilla Read in The Miami Herald During her freshman year in high school, Megan Rodriguez, now 21, wore Converse sneakers of various colors almost every day. Her signature style of shoes would not change, even ...

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Bob Hohenstein with Sudie Grow.

Miami-Dade County Fair Ticket Supervisor Retires At Age 93

Bob Hohenstein with Sudie Grow, a 93-year-old Miami-Dade County fair employee who has worked as front-gate ticket supervisor for 38 years and is now retiring. Brittny C. Valdes/ South Florida News Service.         By Brittny C. Valdes Read in The Miami Herald The Miami-Dade County Fair has become a local icon. But for the team behind the fair, ...

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Service Dogs Are Saving Lives

Bruce, a 1 1/2-year-old American Bulldog, learns to press on buttons and alarms with its snout in case Lisa Doering, his handler, runs into a medical crisis.  Courtesy of American Accredited Service Dogs         By Pamela Vizcaino When Tracie Dulniak was involved in a collision hitting a tractor-trailer head on 13 years ago, she was severely brain ...

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Picture Perfect

Read in Southern Drawl: The SPJ Region 3 Blog By Michael Koretzky The SPJ chapter at Florida International University hosted a photo contest this spring. Even though the chapter didn’t exist a year ago – like most student chapters, it blinks in and out of existence – this new crew decided to think big. So they covered Obama’s second inauguration, ...

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National, Local Winners Chosen For SPJ-FIU Photojournalism Contest

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – At least 3,986 zombies staggered into the Arcadia Festival Place downtown failing to break a Guinness World Record currently held by Asbury Park, N.J. for 4,093 zombies. Photo by Adam Randall / Western Michigan University       By Brittny C. Valdes When seven students and one professor chose to revive Florida International University’s chapter of Society ...

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New Wynwood Venue Opens Doors Its For The Arts

Brigette Cormier, 24 and Juliana Triviño, 24, perform one of their choreographed contemporary dances at the 276 Art Studio during a recent show. Photo by Amanda Perrin / South Florida News Service         By Amanda Perrin Read in The Miami Herald After breaking up with his former band, The Midnight Hour, in December, Cory Antwan Ferguson rounded ...

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‘Speak Fridays’ Offer Venue For Live Music, Comedy — Even Painting

Forrest Shaw performs his standup comedy during Speak! Fridays at Inner Look located at 4925 SW 74th Court in South Miami on April 19, 2013. The open mic nights provide an outlet of self expression for stand up comedians, musicians, spoken-word artists, dancers, and actors. Max Reed / For The Miami Herald     By Amanda Perrin Read in The ...

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