About 250 people lined up for a job fair hosted by The Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) on Thursday near downtown Miami to hire workers for the construction of the Florida Film and Television Center.
North Carolina film company EUE/Screen Gems Studios has partnered with the Omni CRA to build the 82,000-square-foot studio at Northwest Miami Court and 14th Street.
Pieter Bockweg is the executive director of the Omni CRA. He says not only will the studio create jobs in the community but it will revitalize the area.
About a year ago, the Miami Herald named business reporter Evan Benn its new food editor. He was appointed because Miami's paper of record noticed the importance of South Florida's booming culinary industry.
That's an industry Benn is well connected with, and during this year's South Beach Wine and Food Festival, he's putting in the spotlight the people who make South Florida matter to the larger world of good cuisine.
Coconut Grove Arts Festival ended its three-day event Monday. The 52nd annual festival drew an estimated 100,000 people-- offering international art, plants and music. Some Florida artists say their displays here generate the top sales of the year for them.
"So in Coconut Grove you're going to get a lot of artists who are going to congregate here during the winter because they cannot show anywhere else," said Michael Kuseske, a painter exhibiting from Royal Palm Beach. He's participated for about eight years.
David Sloan, left, and Marky Pierson, right, put the finishing touches on the world's largest Key lime pie Thursday. The pie was served to commuters in Boston's South Station Thursday afternoon as part of a Florida Keys tourism promotion.
Commuters in Boston’s South Station, coping with temperatures in the 20s and light snow, on Thursday got a taste of the Florida Keys.
The Monroe County Tourist Development Council this week took over the station with ads and promotions for the Florida Keys. On Thursday, they provided samples of the islands’ signature dessert: Key lime pie.
And not just any Key lime pie. This is billed as “the world’s largest Key lime pie.” It’s 9 feet in diameter.
The challenge provides funds from the Knight Foundation for art projects that work to bring the community together.
When the challenge began back in 2008, the foundation had one big community meeting to tell the public about it. But over the past four years, Knight has been hosting a series of meetings throughout communities in South Florida.