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“Turkey Bowl” tradition alive at Tamiami Park

By Rodolfo RomanSpecial to the Miami HeraldHolding a football in hand, Florida International University student Janessa Perez played quarterback and tried to avoid a sack by scrambling out of the way. Perez got together with friends and classmates to burn some calories right before enjoying the big Thanksgiving feast by playing flag football. “It is all about friendly competition,” said ... Read More »

Plans to expand Bal Harbour Shops put on hold again

BY RODOLFO ROMANSpecial to the Miami HeraldThe Bal Harbour council once again put the brakes on plans to expand the village’s upscale shopping mall — for now. The council voted unanimously to defer two proposals that would amend land usage for two locations: Church By The Sea, 501 96th St., and Bal Harbour’s Village Hall, 655 96th St. The parcels ... Read More »

Miami historic district to hold art festival

Art, music and food will fill the air at the Mimo Historic district’s inaugural Mimo ART Boulevard festival. BY RODOLFO ROMANSPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALDCulture aficionados can get a head start on Art Basel as the historic MiMo historic district will transform into a major artistic festival on Sunday. The MiMo Biscayne Association will present the inaugural MiMo ART Boulevard ... Read More »

More than just a Tree

Whoa, tannenbaum: Local designers transform traditional holiday trees into creative objects of art as part of Florida International University’s annual Festival of the Trees. The event, which raises money for scholarships and other FIU programs, takes place Thursday. BY RODOLFO ROMANSpecial to the Miami Herald For interior designer Jennifer Benjamin, children are at the heart of the holidays. “It really ... Read More »