Mr. Walter James Finley has reason to be proud

Mr. Walter James Finley has reason to be proud

With profound faith and a commitment to education that transcended generations, Walter James Finley came to the United States in 1897. The Bahamian entrepreneur, farmer, and first black man in Broward County to own an automobile, planted fields and grew a dynasty. Today, the close-knit third generation of Finleys, includes educators and engineers, business owners, [...]

A salute to taxpayers who support the arts

A salute to taxpayers who support the arts

Want to know what gratitude sounds like? Listen to the proud cacophony of nearly 900 string instruments swelling through a Performing Arts Center. Hear the capacity applause. Want to know what it feels like? Run your fingers over hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery, touch a lead-dusted sketch pad, lift a piece of fabricated metal. Want to [...]

We built this city on Rock and Roll

We built this city on Rock and Roll

With a simple, stapled songbook and some old campfire songs, retired choral director Mr. Jim Heiks and his merry band of rock star carolers told the story of music. We found them loosely grouped under a shade tree on a sunny Saturday afternoon, Cory Chisel, Langhorne Slim, and Hillary Reynolds, cheerfully singing children's songs as [...]