A ban on commercial solicitation in some of South Beach’s busiest areas and a stronger ordinance prevent sitting commissioners from applying for city jobs were among a bevy of topics discussed at Wednesday’s Miami Beach City Commission meeting. Also, three construction firms have advanced to the second round of the selection process for the long-awaited renovation of the convention center.
From decorating gingerbread houses to preparing an authentic Indian feast, this holiday season several South Florida stores, institutes and other establishments will be hosting cooking classes for all ages, diverse interests and budgets.
Every month at Ronald McDonald House in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, South Beach Charity Angels entertain sick youngsters and their families by singing their favorite songs, dancing and painting the kids’ faces.
Loews’ Celebrity Golf Turnament – and its online auction – netted $50,000 for two educational charities: DonorsChoose.org, an online organization which connects donors to Miami-Dade County classrooms in need and The Foundation for New Education Initiatives, a Miami-Dade County School Board program created to enhance student achievement and community engagement.
Tourists and residents walking on Bal Harbour’s beach last weekend encountered a sand castle building featuring a mash-up of some of the world’s most iconic landmarks including the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore.
Unpaid developer fees and concepts for a planned makeover of North Shore park are on the agenda for the Miami Beach commission’s finance and citywide projects committee meeting Wednesday at 2 p.m. at 1700 Convention Center Dr. Follow the meeting live via @JoeFlech