News archive from 19 May 2014

Clothes, handwritten lyrics, guitars among the artifacts at 'Women Who Rock' exhibit

Don't let the name fool you. “Women Who Rock,” the exhibit that opened over the weekend at The Henry Ford, crosses musical boundaries beyond rock and roll. But there is a lot of shaking going on in the exhibit that had visitors bopping their heads,...

 

Nasal strip could clog California's Chrome's Triple Crown bid

BALTIMORE California Chrome might abandon his Triple Crown bid if New York officials do not allow the colt to wear a nasal strip during the Belmont Stakes. Trainer Art Sherman made no threats about the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner passing on a...

 
Business Plan Challenge announces winners

Business Plan Challenge announces winners

We are pleased to introduce you to the winners of the 16th Annual Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge. The winners' circle contains concepts in healthcare, fashion, athletics and tech. One theme running through many of the plans: community...

 
Container on Wheels mobile self-storage, based in Homestead, is mooo-ving along.

Container on Wheels mobile self-storage, based in Homestead, is mooo-ving along.

When Mike Frank first started in the moving and storage industry, he manufactured and sold equipment as nondescript as you could get — plain white shipping containers. Today, his Homestead-based company, Container On Wheels, otherwise known...

 
Platform for kids' classes begins national expansion

Platform for kids' classes begins national expansion

Yanil Livingston pays for her daughter's dance lessons at Le Petit Studio in North Miami through Munchkinfun.com. With a recital coming up, she books those tickets as well. And with summer fast approaching, she has been exploring swim schools and...

 
Fitting Room Social aims to change way women shop online

Fitting Room Social aims to change way women shop online

Brad Liff's inspiration for Fitting Room Social was his wife, who was frustrated with buying clothes online. But as a finance guy, he quickly understood the numbers behind the problem he was trying to solve: Online apparel sales are coming in at $50...

 
Team's goal: Helping young athletes reach their dreams

Team's goal: Helping young athletes reach their dreams

When his son TJ wanted to learn how to be a quarterback, Travis Smith, a former University of Miami defensive back, looked into his personal network to find for his son a private sports coach who had played quarterback in college or professional...

 
XDG Clamp a solution for extra digits

XDG Clamp a solution for extra digits

When Kristi Pelegrin gave birth to her son Cooper, she thought her son's father was joking when he said the baby was healthy with 10 fingers and 12 toes. He wasn't kidding. She was even more shocked, she said, when she heard about the usual procedure...

 
Couple forges a connection between summer camp fairs and virtual realm

Couple forges a connection between summer camp fairs and virtual realm

Vicky di Colloredo-Mels worked as a camp referral agent traveling back and forth to Latin America. Quickly, she saw a need to streamline the connection between families and summer camps. Despite her travel schedule and busy life as a mother of two,...

 
Gadget solves problem for golfers, opens door to big market

Gadget solves problem for golfers, opens door to big market

Not golf balls again. That's what golfers everywhere might really be thinking on Father's Day, birthdays and Christmas — at least that's what Jose "Joche" Espin is banking on. Espin invented the Groove Caddy, a hand-held,...

 
Fashionista joy: to give and to get

Fashionista joy: to give and to get

The fashionistas have spoken: Kloset Karma is a winner. Kloset Karma, founded by Paula Celestino and Christopher Rivera, is a social fashion exchange marketplace mobile app that allows users to exchange their new or almost-new clothing for points they...

 
Making a game of learning a language

Making a game of learning a language

Miami Edison Senior High students are working to improve language and literacy with Word Avenger, a mobile app game that takes players on an intergalactic mission to shoot vocabulary words with matching definitions. The students won the Miami Herald...

 

Business Plan Challenge list of finalists and semifinalists

Here are the finalists in the 2014 Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge: COMMUNITY TRACK Cirrus Pos, by Robert Vasquez, Christopher Hoffman and John Alicea, is a point of sale application affordable for a small single restaurant but powerful enough to...

 
App links suffering teens with resources

App links suffering teens with resources

Catherine Lindsay, 17 and a junior at Ransom Everglades School in Miami-Dade, said mental illness is nothing foreign to her as a teenager living in an “era of oversharing.” Beyond friends and relatives who suffer from disorders...

 
Xue Wen a picture-perfect way to learn

Xue Wen a picture-perfect way to learn

Chinese is made up of more than 40,000 characters. Traditionally, it's recommended that one only needs to know 2,000 to read a Chinese newspaper, but three Ransom Everglades School seniors think that number should be multiplied by ten. Because of his...

 

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