I told you things might get a little off schedule around here. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Eye on Miami shares a tale of health insurance woes.
B- Beached Miami interviews Natalia Martinez, head of the Awesome Foundation's Miami chapter.
What is the Awesome Foundation, and what distinguishes it from other foundations?C- There are a lot of reasons why one might consider Miami to be America's next great architectural city and Curbed Miami lists some of them.
NM: The Awesome Foundation is not a “foundation” in the traditional sense of the word. It is really a worldwide (and growing!) network of individuals devoted to investing in their communities and promoting “awesome” ideas that impact them. It was started in 2009 in Boston and has since expanded to 12 countries and 59 chapters. These chapters have awarded more than $350,000 in funding!
Each chapter functions independently, but the model is usually the same: a group of trustees is formed and pools their money on a monthly basis in order to award $1,000 grants to projects from their respective communities.
D- Shorter Gun Free Zone...
Americans continue to die from gun violence but we continue to win!E- Transit Miami posts images representing the designs of the possible replacements for the Metrorail cars.
F- Eater Miami notes some national recognition for Blue Collar and The Federal Food, Drink & Provisions.
G- The New Times is moving to Wynwood, reports Salty Eggs who also discusses the overall status of the alternative newspaper.“
It’s the neighborhood I’ve been pushing for [New Times] to be in since before we moved here,” Strouse said. ”It puts us in a place where coverage of the arts is in your face when you walk out the door. It’s where New Times belongs.”