Chileans in Sweetwater join efforts to help quake victims

SWEETWATER The Chilean community in South Florida gathered to collect donations and raise money for the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit their nation. BY RODOLFO R. ROMANSPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALDAfter hearing news that a powerful earthquake struck her native country of Chile, South Miami-Dade resident Veronica Stanham nervously searched for family information…

Bal Harbour council considering redrawing districts

Bal Harbour will discuss potential new district maps at Tuesday’s council meeting. BY RODOLFO ROMANSPECIAL TO THE MIAMI HERALDBal Harbour is considering redrawing its map of five village council districts. Ronald Schultz, a Florida Atlantic University Geosciences Department professor emeritus hired as a consultant to Bal Harbour, will address the council with a report and…

Kendale Lakes Elementary teacher leads Zumba craze at school

BY RODOLFO ROMANSpecial to The Miami HeraldSeven years ago, Kendale Lakes elementary school physical education teacher Gloriangeles Arguello, 47, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, a disease that causes chronic inflammation of the joints. While watching television, she encountered an advertisement promoting Zumba, a fitness dance class. She decided to purchase the corresponding DVDs in hopes…