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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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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Snap! Apr. 28, 2016

Near the corner of NW 62nd Street and NW 17th Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood of Miami. (Dan Evans / South Florida News Service)

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