More than just a Tree

Whoa, tannenbaum: Local designers transform traditional holiday trees into creative objects of art as part of Florida International University’s annual Festival of the Trees. The event, which raises money for scholarships and other FIU programs, takes place Thursday. BY RODOLFO ROMANSpecial to the Miami Herald For interior designer Jennifer Benjamin, children are at the heart…

The 20th annual ExpoNica — The Fair of the Americas will begin Friday at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition

Started by five brothers, the annual ExpoNica festival has been celebrating Latin American culture for nearly two decades. BY RODOLFO ROMANSpecial to The Miami HeraldNatives of Latin America can immerse themselves in the traditions and culture of their homeland this weekend without traveling far. The 20th annual ExpoNica — The Fair of the Americas will…