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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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New Sports Bar Lets You Get Your Tube On

By Alex Prada and Krystal Oliva Read in The Miami Herald At least once a week, Manrique Alonso and his fiancée, Lexi, come to Hoops Sports Bar & Grill, a restaurant at the 900 Biscayne Bay condo in downtown Miami, to dine, drink and watch a game. “I have never seen a two-person booth with their own TV,” said Alonso, 31. ...

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Pembroke Pines Hosting Overnight “Relay for Life”

By Jessica De Leon Read on MiamiHerald.com Pembroke Pines is hosting a Relay for Life Saturday to raise funds for the American Cancer Society and to honor survivors. It will take place at Walter C. Young Elementary School, 901 NW 129th Ave., Pembroke Pines. The event will kick off at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria with the “Survivors Dinner,” followed by ...

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Photographer to put Passion On Display at “Art Walk”

By Maria Camila Bernal Published in The Miami Herald and Sun Sentinel Peggy Levison Nolan was in her 40s when she was given her first camera. She had dropped out of school, married, had seven children and, then, divorced. The camera, given to Nolan by her father to photograph her children, changed her life completely. She went back to school in 1986 and got ...

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Take a Sunday stroll with your best friend

By Maria Camila Bernal Read in The Miami Herald Virginia Jacko is completely blind. At 5:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday, she walks about 800 feet to the gym across her condo. To get there, she cuts through a parking garage, finds the exit, gets to the door and walks across the building. It takes her about 30 minutes. She does it ...

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