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A taste of India in Sweetwater

A Sweetwater shop near Florida International University offers Indian students a taste of home. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald When Anjan Sampath arrived in the United States from India to study telecommunications at Florida International University, he faced a culture shock — especially when it came to food. Luckily for him, he later got an e-mail from friends ... Read More »

Miami Dade college professor collecting musical instruments for Nicaraguan kids

A Miami Dade college professor is collecting musical instruments for children living in an impoverished Nicaraguan town. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald While visiting Nicaragua on a voluntary mission in 2009, Carlos Gonzalez Morales, a Miami Dade College Kendall campus English professor, was touched when he heard a school teacher play a folk song on a flute recorder. ... Read More »

Bal Harbour commissioners buy themselves iPad 2s

Citing green initiatives and eventual savings, Bal Harbour commissioners agree to buy themselves a set of iPad 2 tablets. The Apple devices would be property of the village. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald Bal Harbour council members are getting Apple iPad 2s, saying the devices will help the town be more ecofriendly . Council member Patricia Cohen suggested ... Read More »

Music teacher wins award for album of children’s music

Coconut Grove resident Nicholas John Deysher, who performs under the name Nick of Time, has been awarded the 2010 Parent’s Choice Gold Award for his album, People, Places & Things and is set to release a new album in Sept. By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald Soon after graduating with a jazz composition degree from Bates College in ... Read More »