Spotlight email 240612 Olympic Sailor, Nuts for Squirrels, Yoga, Coach D

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  • Grove Sailor Goes for Olympic Gold
  • Going Nuts for Squirrels
  • New Open Door Yoga Studio, and more

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Third time proves the charm for Team USA’s Sarah Newberry Moore.

by Grace DeWitt

Miami native Sarah Newberry Moore’s sailing accolades include five National Championships, two North American Championships, and an International Sailing Federation (ISAF) World Cup Miami victory.

This summer, the Coconut Grove sailing coach will add Olympian to her resume at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games when she and teammate David Liebenberg compete in mixed-gender multihull sailing aboard a Nacra 17 catamaran.

With elaborate stage sets and a little peanut butter, Carlos Bueno has turned a scurry of squirrels into star models.

by Nathaly Dominguez and Lenny St. Remy

Julica (Photo courtesy of Carlos Bueno)

In one photo, a squirrel named Julica poses in front of a gray background holding a camera and framing the perfect shot. In others, she and her bushy-tailed friends rock out on a guitar, balance on aerial hoops, or shoot baskets.

Open Door Yoga offers a calm retreat in the busy heart of Coconut Grove.

by Nathaly Dominguez and Andrea Rivera

Giusto teaches a class in the Open Door studio (Photo courtesy of Open Door Yoga)

The sun may be blazing at 11 a.m. in Miami but it’s cool and dark inside Open Door Yoga on Florida Avenue. Sherrie Giusto walks into the cozy-but-airy studio that’s illuminated only by candles – a calm retreat in the busy heart of Coconut Grove.

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Former students, fellow teachers and local officials honor Coach Annette Daniels as the school year draws to a close.

by Grecia Pacheco

Coach Annette Daniels at George Washington Carver Middle School. (Patrick Farrell for the Spotlight)

When “Coach D” and her students sang the Carver Countdown Song on the final Friday of the school year last week, their voices filled the classrooms and hallways of George Washington Carver Middle School with both happiness and nostalgia – a perfect tribute to Coach Annette Daniels and her teaching career.

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