Miami Beach Gold’s Gym general manager survives cancer thanks to faith, fitness

After surviving 96 chemotherapy treatments, the general manager of Gold’s Gym South Beach shows his appreciation to the cancer center that helped him survive and encourages others to stay healthy. BY RODOLFO ROMANSpecial to The Miami Herald Five years ago, personal trainer David Octavio Gandell faced the challenge of his life: At age 29, he…

Central Americans and Mexicans Celebrate Independence Day

The 10th annual Cultural Integration Day celebrates Central American and Mexican independence days with traditional food, music and costumes. BY RODOLFO R. ROMANSpecial to the Miami Herald Roberto Amador stood by a statue of Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario, watching dancers perform a folkloric dance from Nicaragua to the sounds of the marimba, an instrument similar…