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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American Children’s Orchestra For Peace Teaches Music To At-Risk Kids

By Salvatore Fazio Read in The Miami Herald Marian Paula Chacon, 5, sat graciously in a classroom with a fipple-flute recorder on hand, as she and 14 other young music students learned to read music and play songs in Little Havana’s José Martí Park. Her mother, Laura Rodriguez, 47, watched proudly as her daughter, a student at Riverside Elementary, sang, clapped and played her recorder. “She is ...

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Mexican Butcher Shop Delights Customers In Miami Lakes

By Tiffany Savinon Read in The Miami Herald On weekends, a traditional butcher at a carniceria Mexicana located in a warehouse complex in Miami Lakes puts on a chef’s hat to delight his customers with homemade food made far from home. Franco’s Distributor owner, Marco Antonio Franco, 40, uses a family recipe from Mexico to make tacos de carnitas Mexicanas, one of his favorite dishes. “No ...

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In North Miami, A Firm Nationally Known For Bentley Restorations

  By Zaimarie De Guzman Read in Sun Sentinel When Richard Gorman was 3, he and his younger brother would pretend Gorman was a mechanic who worked on extraordinary vehicles. Almost 55 years later, Gorman is the president of Vantage Motorworks, lauded by classic car collectors as one of the best restoration companies in the nation. His one-stop-shop restores vintage vehicles, specializing ...

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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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Volunteer Foster Care Program Finds Happy Homes For Pets

By Pamela Duque Read on MiamiHerald.com Dexter, a black Labrador mix, had been living at the Humane Society of Greater Miami for four of his five years until Larry Rizzo became the dog’s foster ”parent.” ”He ended up being the sweetest dog,” said Rizzo, who lives in Miami Beach and started volunteering for the shelter about a year ago. ”It was ...

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Twi-Hards Will Get Their Fill of Blood-Sucking Fun At Convention Devoted To The Best-Selling Vampire Saga And Blockbuster Movie

By Pamela Duque Read on MiamiHerald.com Fans of the Twilight series can indulge their passion for the romance novels during a three-day convention in Fort Lauderdale. They’ll have a weekend to play, eat, party and take pictures with some of the actors from The Twilight Saga: New Moon , based on the second book in Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling saga about the ...

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Aventura Man Marks 80th Birthday With Prom-Themed Party

  By Joshua Ballantine Read in The Miami Herald There were Pink Ladies, corsages, Greasers, big-band music and dance contests at the Surf Club in Surfside on Nov. 14. But the year was 2009. “It’s fun being with kids,” said Weinstock decked out in a bright purple suit and hair that he let grow out to resemble Danny Zuko from the ...

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South Florida Humane Societies Encourage Animal Lovers To Own Pets – Temporarily

By Pamela Duque Read on MiamiHerald.com The Forte family had a dilemma. They loved animals but couldn’t keep a pet. ”We travel often, and it’s not fair for the pet to be left by itself or to be moving around,” said Helen Forte, 45. The Fortes found the solution by becoming ”foster parents” for the Humane Society of Broward County. ...

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