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Wynwood auction to help fund Haitian school

Artists from around the world will donate pieces to be auctioned off at a Wynwood gallery on Wednesday; the auction’s proceeds will help fund a school in Haiti. By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald International artists have come to the aid of Haiti’s earthquake victims. Forty seven artists from around the world will donate their pieces in an ... Read More »

FIU students work to send shoes to Haiti

The university’s Art of Giving Project will decorate shoes to send to orphanages in Haiti, part of the project’s ongoing effort to help children in need across the world. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald Florida International University is stepping up for the victims affected by last year’s deadly earthquake in Haiti. The university’s art and art history departments ... Read More »

El Portal’s preservation is on group’s agenda

By Rodolfo Roman Special to The Miami Herald A group of residents and village officials have teamed up to preserve El Portal. The Village Council recently created the architecture, landscape and environmental committee, which will take a role in preserving and promoting El Portal. Kim Flowers, a seven-year resident, suggested the concept to Vice-Mayor Harold Mathis Jr. The idea was ... Read More »

Greater Miami Youth Symphony’s Concerto Competition winners perform

Young winners of The Greater Miami Youth Symphony’s 2011 Concerto Competition perform at two concerts held at Florida International University’s Wertheim Performing Arts Center. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald Playing music is as common as watching television at Southwood Middle School’s student Erica Ogihara’s Pinecrest home. Father Mitsu Ogihara plays the bass and piano as a hobby. On ... Read More »

Bal Harbour no longer providing landscaping for gated community

Bal Harbour’s Village Council approved an ordinance requiring residents of the village’s only gated community to pay a fee for maintenance costs. Currently, landscaping upkeep is performed by Bal Harbour’s public works department. By Rodolfo Roman Special to the Herald Bal Harbour’s only gated community will have to pay a special assessment fee to cover maintenance costs. The Village Council ... Read More »