The Miami City Commission will vote Thursday on a measure that would pave the way for farmers markets to get operating permits in the city.
Several years ago Miami approved a pilot program to make it easier for some small new farmers markets. On Jan. 1, 2014, that program lapsed and no one really took notice. Until an organization in Wynwood tried to get permission for a new farmers market and was told the special permit no longer existed.
Since then, Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has introduced an ordinance that would permanently reinstate the program.
The city has a short history compared to others around the country, but Miami Beach has become a world-class destination. And that's thanks in part to some of the movies and TV shows that were shot on the island.
From the hilarious "Jackie Gleason Show" in the 1960s to the gritty 1980s "Scarface," here are 10 movies and TV shows that portrayed the unique Miami Beach on big and small screens.
Key West's literary heritage is overwhelmingly associated with one writer: Ernest Hemingway. The Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winner's former home is a popular museum. And every summer there's a look-alike contest where white-bearded men compete to look like Papa.
But recently, the island has turned to celebrating another 20th-century writer who made Key West his home: Tennessee Williams.
One hundred and twenty-five films from 40 countries.
That's what the 32nd Edition of the Miami International Film Festival is all about. And festival organizers made a significant change this year. Previously, short films under thirty minutes made in Florida that had already premiered in the state weren't eligible to exhibit during the festival. This year, they are.
During a recent Florida Roundup, host Christine DiMattei spoke with South Florida film critic Hans Morgenstern about some homegrown filmmakers already causing a stir in the festival circuit:
Festival of the Arts Boca celebrates its ninth season with an eclectic lineup of events, and a new director. Joanna Marie Kaye returns to South Florida to helm the Festival, which kicks off on March 6 with a special screening of the film "West Side Story."