Afach Motors

Man Turns Love Of Wheels Into New Business Endeavor

Andres Arango, founder of Afach Motorsports, a company that sells motorcycle parts and racing apparel, along with his girlfriend, Juliana Montoya. Photo by Camilo Londono/South Florida News Service.         By Camilo Londono  Read in The Palm Beach Post The humidity that clung to the air at the Palm Beach International Raceway on a recent Saturday afternoon would have ...

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Miami-Based Trunx Is Working Out

Chris Patterson works out at CrossFit Downtown Miami while wearing a tri-blend, poly-cotton t-shirt by Trunx. Photo by Allison Diaz/The Miami Herald.         By Paula Callejas-Cuza Read in The Miami Herald Less than a year ago, Karla Perez, 36, removed all of her furniture and placed it in the back room and patio of her Miami home to ...

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Mars Or Bust: FIU Student Wants One-Way Ticket

Patrick Ford, an aspiring astronaut, walks through Florida International University’s Graham Center. Ford is an applicant for the Mars One Project which aims to establish a human settlement of 24 astronauts on Mars in 2023. Ford also visits several schools — ranging from elementary to high — for interactive lectures about space. Sana Ullah / South Florida News Service.   ...

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Sweat Records

Little Haiti Record Store Offers Live Music Too

Farrah Fleitman, 24, organizes merchandise while Edward Adames, 29, reviews store records, closing out the day at Sweat Records. Michael Sharp/South Florida News Service.         By Michael Sharp Read in The Miami Herald When Lauren Reskin, 31, decided to open Sweat Records eight years ago, she wanted her new business to unite Miami’s large but geographically spread out ...

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Journey captures correlation between journalism, politics

By Silvia Rodriguez South Florida News Service Vanessa Rodriguez, born in Venezuela, came to live in the United States after her family’s safety became an issue following the April 2002 political crisis the country faced. Inspired by the political events that changed her life, Rodriguez, now a journalism student at Florida International University, took a bus trip to the Venezuelan ...

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Oscar Fuentes

The Biscayne Poet

Oscar Fuentes, the Biscayne Poet, is the founder of the Oscar Fuentes Combo. Photo by Carolina Trejos/SFNS.           By Carolina Trejos South Florida News Service  Oscar Fuentes grew up between Miami and Honduras, listening to his father recite the poetry of classic Latins such as Pablo Neruda and a nurturing mother, parents that inspired him to ...

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The Brick

‘Throw-Down’ To Test Limits At Crossfit Hardcore South ‘The Brick’

Members at Crossfit Hardcore South ‘The Brick’ start their warmup with box jumps, a compound, multi-joint exercise that strengthens and tones your lower body. Photo by Lisbet Castillo/South Florida News Service.       By Lisbet Castillo Read in The Miami Herald Gustavo Zingg, 22, spends his week training Hardcore Crossfit South “The Brick” members on Olympic lifting, gymnastics, running and rowing. ...

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Local Band Plays Eclectic Mix

Left, base player Mack Moore, perform live with drummer Felix Garcia and Antonio Sanchez, guitarist, at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton. In the background, Daniel Naval plays the congas as Charles Gardner handles the keys. Photo courtesy of Viviana Puga.     Mike Sharp Read in The Miami Herald About 10 years ago, Antonio Sanchez, 34, Mack Moore, 30, and ...

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Shop’s Classes Encourages Kids To Be Curious

Demian Ugarte-Lesende, 6, along with his science teacher, Tom Gantt, 41, learns about changing the variables in an experiment by changing the size of an inflated balloon. The balloon is taped to a tube that slides through a string across the room. The class is “Mad Scientists” and is one of the many offered at Atlantis Natural on Bayshore Drive. ...

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Seven Offers Heavenly Menu And Atmosphere

Nicolas Caiset, executive chef at Seven lounge and restaurant, inside the restaurant, Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Design District. Located at 28 NE 40th St., the lounge will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, June 13. Daniel Bock/ For The Miami Herald.       By Paula Callejas-Cuza Read in The Miami Herald   As a kid, Antonio Turbay danced in ...

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