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After an hours long search of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, police did not find any threat to public safety. Things are not getting back to normal at the hospital.
WPLG TV in Miami is reporting that police are responding to a bomb and shooting threat at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
No injuries have been reported and the entire hospital has been evacuated.
Miami-Dade Police said in a tweet that the evacuation of the hospital was “precautionary”.
#UPDATE: Precautionary measures are being taken to ensure the safety of patients, staff & surrounding areas of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.
— Miami-Dade Police (@MiamiDadePD) July 8, 2016
Video of the evacuation:
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) July 8, 2016
The hospital is located in a heavily residential area of Miami.
People have been told to get out of the hospital building and many are standing in yards of people’s homes.
Police have not yet confirmed the threat and are currently ongoing a sweep of the facility.
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About the AuthorRich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.
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-The first weekly Miami Shores Farmers Market was deemed a success by the organizer.
-Over 1,000 people attended the four-hour event.
-Over 20 booths were filled with local vendors and businesses.
-The event organizer hopes to extend the hours of the market by three hours starting next week, although no official announcement has been made.
The Miami Shores Farmers Market opened Sunday to strong community support, a sign that the village may be able to maintain a successful weekly open-air market for the long haul.
According to Claire Tomlin, the organizer of the market, the event drew more than 1,000 people to Optimist Park (NE 94th Street & NE 2nd Avenue) in Miami Shores.
Tomlin runs The Market Company, a South Florida based organization that runs 15 markets across South Florida.
Tomlin has had her eye on Miami Shores for over a decade.
She said at one point in the mid 2000s, she approached the Miami Shores Village Council for approval to start a market on NE 2nd Ave, but was turned down.
But she said that the new Village Council has been much more welcoming towards her ambitions.
“The town manager and the council are aware that the Village has changed and that young families want a place to come together,” Tomlin said. “The reception has been phenomenal. It’s been such a successful day.”
Over 20 different vendors had booths set up around Optimist Park, including those selling fresh fruits, vegetables, hot foods, soaps, jams, plants and flowers.
The Miami Shores Farmers Market will run each Sunday at the Miami Shores Optimist Park (at the corner of NE 94th St and NE 2nd Ave).
While the market is officially set to be open between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM, Tomlin told RISE NEWS that she hopes to extend the hours to 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM for next week.
She also said that there would be live music next week.
Photos: Scenes from the first weekly Miami Shores Farmers Market. (Credit: The Market Company)
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Each week, MIAbites presents the Weekly Nibble, of upcoming food events and happenings in Miami. All events are subject to change so please check ahead to confirm details.
Saturday March 12th– Verde Farm and Kitchen opens its doors on March 12th beginning at 5 pm, welcoming you with a tour around the farm followed up with a candle lit, cozy and intimate dinner at the Verde Kitchen Cafe. Chef Pamela Wasabi will use fresh picked farm ingredients composing a savory five-course plant based Colombian inspired gourmet dinner to be paired with complementary Wynwood Brewery drafts. $65 pp Tickets on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-oasis-project-presents-dinner-at-sunset-featuring-chef-pamela-wasabi-tickets-21645850321?aff=ebrowse Verde Farm and Kitchen
12690 SW 280th St, Homestead, FL 33033 (305) 257-2005
Sunday March 13th – Les Dames d’Escoffier Miami, presents a lavish Tropical brunch from 11:00 am to 3:00pm at the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens featuring a stellar lineup of South Florida chefs, restaurants and gourmet food shops and caterers. Participants to date include Basil Park, Via Verdi, Apeiro, Le Provençal, Thierry Isambert, Chef Adrianne’s, Chef of Distinction Catering, A Fare to Remember, Cookie Pursonality, Ovations and Sugar Factory, among many others. Restaurant participants will offer delicious brunch menu items and to wash it all down, a selection of cocktails, wines and craft beers. Live jazz will enhance the event’s lovely ambiance, extraordinary raffles will be offered, and Telemundo “Un Nueva Dia” celebrity Chef James Tahan will officiate at a culinary demo. Tickets are priced at $65 per person for adults, $20 for children and free for children under 10. Tickets may be purchased via PayPal at email@example.com or via credit card at 877-467-7725 Miami Beach Botanical Garden, 2000 Convention Center Drive, 33139. Metered parking and valet will be available.
Tuesday March 15th– StripSteak by Michael Mina hosts another of their 1954 Cellar Wine dinners featuring pairings from Adobe Road Winery. Owner Kevin Buckler will host the dinner, which features five wines from his Sonoma vineyard’s portfolio. Diners will enjoy a decadent four-course menu, prepared by StripSteak’s chef de cuisine Derrick Roberts, complemented by Adobe Road award-winning wines. Priced at $190 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity, the luxurious evening will begin at 8:00 p.m. StripSteak at The Fontainebleau 4441 Collins Ave. Miami Beach FL 877.326.7412
Wednesday March 16th– Miami.com Experiences is excited to be headed to Kendall for the first time on Wednesday, March 16 (7:30 p.m.) for an exclusive dinner at Pisco y Nazca, the hot Peruvian powerhouse restaurant. Pisco y Nazca chef Miguel Antonio Gomez Fernández will collaborate with Chef Miguel Rebolledo from Bulla Gastropub in Coral Gables for a 7 course meal that includes a welcome cocktail. Dinner is $70 per person (all inclusive of tax and tip) Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2511870 Pisco Y Nazca 8405 Mills Dr. Miami FL. (305) 630-3844
Wednesday March 16th– SUGARCANE raw bar grill hosts J.Wakefield Brewing for a spectacular BBQ and Beer happy hour! Join us from 5- 8pm on the patio for Assortment of Wakefield Brews and Wakefield Beer Cocktail and Open-fire grilling of fire roasted goat schwarma pickles & pita, lemongrass and tamarind pork belly sticky rice & coconut, sichuan peppercorn & cumin rubbed veal sweet breads local eggplant & peanuts, chile de arbol rabbit tacos onions, cilantro & lime and an Assortment of bar food, and desserts. Tickets are $60 and include tax and tip and available here: http://sambabrandsmanagement.com/shop/wakefield-bbq-happy-hour/?prod_cat=us Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill 3252 NE 1st. Miami FL (786) 369-0353.
Wednesday March 16th- Miami Beach’s New England-inspired restaurant, Izzy’s Fish & Oyster, is going to bring the New England tradition of clambakes beginning next Wednesday and ongoing each Wednesday from 6- 11 pm for just four weeks until April 6th. The traditional clambake includes the freshest regional seafood available (clams, lobster, mussels, shrimp, etc.) combined with potatoes, corn and chorizo and steamed in a broth using seaweed, fresh herbs and more. $35 pp served family style. Izzy’s 423 Washington Ave. Miami Beach FL 305 -397-8843
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