Stories written by Lewis C. Matusow

New VeePop augmented reality app makes T-shirts come alive

New VeePop augmented reality app makes T-shirts come alive

Kendall-based technology leader RealityBoost (www.reality-boost.com) has launched VeePop, a mobile app that makes tee shirts “come alive” with videos through the “magic” of augmented reality (AR). This marks the first time that AR, previously the domain of major “brands,” has been made affordable for the masses. The company, which specializes in the development of mobile […]

Lauren Book to be honored by Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club

Lauren Book to be honored by Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club

Lauren Book, founder and CEO of Lauren’s Kids — an organization dedicated to preventing childhood sexual abuse and healing survivors — has been selected as the recipient of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club’s 2014 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award. Book will receive the prestigious award at the 35th Biscayne Bay Gala on Oct. […]

Former Kendall resident writes about fantasy baseball campsa

Former Kendall resident writes about fantasy baseball camps

Former Kendall resident Roy Berger, a baseball aficionado since his childhood days growing up in New York, has written a humorous, first person look at the popular world of fantasy baseball camps, The Most Wonderful Week of the Year. The 243-page book recounts Berger’s early love affair with the Pittsburgh Pirates while growing up as […]

BIP pairs emerging tech with indie artists/brands

The Brand Incubator Program (BIPmiami.com), a digital brand product “accelerator” that pairs emerging technology with the passion of independent artists/brands, has opened offices in Kendall. BIP was co-founded by RealityBoost (www.realityboost.com), one of the country’s leading developers of augmented reality (AR) mobile apps, and Andy Toonz Studios (www.andytoonzstudios.com), creator of Farm Toonz, an interactive and […]

Kiwanis Club honors Nat Moore as its 2013 Citizen of the Year

Kiwanis Club honors Nat Moore as its 2013 Citizen of the Year

  Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver and community activist Nat Moore recently accepted the 2013 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award from the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club at its highly successful 34th annual Biscayne Bay Gala. The event, held at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom on Watson Island, attracted more than 300 and raised […]

Kiwanis Club names Nat Moore 2013 Citiizen of the Year

Kiwanis Club names Nat Moore 2013 Citiizen of the Year

Former Miami Dolphins wide receiver and community activist Nat Moore has been selected as the recipient of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club’s 2013 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award. Moore will receive the prestigious award at the 34th Biscayne Bay Gala, Oct. 5, at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom. The event begins at 6:30 […]

Local company produces app to interact with kids clothing

Local company produces app to interact with kids clothing

Well, Hello Kitty! That’s what one local South Florida company, RealityBOOST (www.reality-boost.com), a two-year-old company specializing in Augmented Reality (AR), is saying. The South Dade company, the brainchild of Desert Storm veteran and former U.S. Marine Edwin Rivera, has built an app for kids apparel powerhouse Evy of California that is designed to let consumers […]

Biscayne Bay Kiwanis to raffle Dolphins away game experience

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The Miami Dolphins and Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club have announced that they will raffle a trip for two guests to accompany the team for its game against AFC Conference rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Dec. 8 at Heinz Field. Raffle tickets for this “Dolphins All- Access Away Game Experience,” which includes two round-trip seats on the […]

Gerald Grant Jr. wins AXA Community Service Award

Gerald Grant Jr. wins AXA Community Service Award

Palmetto Bay resident Gerald Grant Jr., branch director of financial planning for AXA Advisors LLC in Miami and author of Bold Moves to Creating Financial Wealth, has been named winner of the 2012 Darwin Davis Award for Community Service. “ I have never met a more genuinely caring person,” said branch manager Luis Chiappy. “His […]

Biscayne Bay Kiwanis honors Barreto as ‘Citizen of Year’

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South Florida business leader and community activist Rodney Barreto, chair of the Super Bowl Host Committee, recently accepted the 2012 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award from the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club during its highly successful 33rd annual Biscayne Bay Gala. The Oct. 27 event at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom attracted more than […]

SFYS, Sons of Mystro to perform at Biscayne Bay Gala fundraiser

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The South Florida Youth Symphony, one of the nation’s leading youth orchestras, and The Sons of Mystro, the popular violin duo, will perform at the 33rd Biscayne Bay Gala, Oct. 27, at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom. At the gala the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis, one of South Florida’s largest and oldest Kiwanis clubs, will honor […]

Jim Gall named as auctioneer for Kiwanis Biscayne Bay Gala

Jim Gall is one of the nation’s leading auctioneers.

Jim Gall, one of the nation’s leading auctioneers, has been selected as the auctioneer for the 33rd Biscayne Bay Gala, Oct. 27, at the Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom. At the gala, the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis, one of South Florida’s largest and oldest Kiwanis clubs, will honor local business leader and community activist Rodney Barreto, chair […]

Rodney Barreto selected recipient of Biscayne Bay Kiwanis award

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South Florida business leader and community activist Rodney Barreto, chair of the Super Bowl Host Committee, has been selected as the recipient of the Biscayne Bay Kiwanis Club’s 2012 Michael Shores Citizen of the Year Award. Barreto will receive the pres- tigious award at the 33rd Biscayne Bay Gala, Oct. 27, at the Jungle Island […]

Darrin Smith receives recognition from Fresh Start Family Services

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By Lewis Matusow…. Former University of Miami linebacker Darrin Smith (www.Attitudeofa- Champion.com), a two-time All-America/ National Champion and a two-time Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys, recently received the Rising Star Award from Fresh Start Family Services of Homestead. Smith, a motivational speaker, gave the keynote address at Fresh Start’s recent first annual “Star […]