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February 24, 2011

Crime Watch in Coral Gables

A City that Cares Coral Gables is not only a city known for its aesthetic appeal, but also security. Along with the Coral Gables Police Department neighbors assist in added surveillance with the Crime Watch program. This program is sponsored directly through the Public Affairs Unit under the Coral Gables Office of the Chief of Police. The Crime Watch goal is to provide residents, businesses, and visitors with tips for prevention of crime. Keeping You Safe Proactive in their goal for increased safety, meetings with neighborhood and business associations are held frequently where crime watch signs are provided. In addition, other programs are offered (most of them at NO COST) such as: Park Smart Program: Free “Park Smart” signs to increase awareness of one of Miami’s major theft problems, […]
February 22, 2011

Villa Majorca

Luxury Living in the Gables Villa Majorca is a new boutique building in Coral Gables offering an elegant and sophisticated lifestyle for residents. Exclusive, with only 36 apartments and townhomes, it is solely a rental building. Perfect for those with a high standard of living and want little or no maintenance. Also, convenient for the frequent traveler and those who would rather not deal with the obligations of owning. Security and superb amenities, with no hassle of fees. What can you expect? Designed for living the ultimate lifestyle in Coral Gables. Residents will receive a complimentary Biltmore Club Membership. In addition there is an in-house limousine service which is available to take you to the Biltmore, Miami Airport, and other destinations. 2-3 bedroom units have a functional layout with up to 2,000 square feet […]
February 18, 2011

48th Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Every February, in the eclectic and vibrant city of Coconut Grove, South Florida residents look forward to an international gathering of artists, vendors, musicians for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival. This time of year provides a perfect Florida day for a fun, family event. Who: Over 360 artists and craftsmen wil have their works on display in various tents. What: The cost for admission is $10 per day, children under 12 years old are free. (For Grove residents with valid ID, there is a discounted rate of only $5 per day!) No pets or outside beverages are permitted. When: February 19-21, 2011 (this weekend), 10AM-6PM Where: The festival runs along the streets of McFarlane Rd, South Bayshore Drive and PanAmerican Drive. For […]
January 21, 2011

Spotted at the Cocoplum Circle

Wondering what those hot pinks snails are? These snails are slowly but surely making their way through Miami. Displayed first at Art Basel, they’ve made their way from trendy South Beach to the heart of Coral Gables. Resting in places like the Cartagena Plaza, Merrick Park, Biltmore Way, and other locations for us all to see.  Here with a Message These 8 foot tall snails are not just bold with their color, but with the message they bring. Currently resting in “City Beautiful”, these over- sized creatures are here to remind us to not just keep our city beautiful, but also our planet. (They’ve come all the way from Europe courtesy of the Cracking Art Group.) Completely made of recycled plastic materials, they are here to promote sustainable living.  They’ve caused quite the stir, some […]
January 7, 2011

Chili Cook-off in Cutler Bay

This Weekend… Hot? Cold? Maybe both! This Saturday Miami is expected to have some cool weather, but it’s expected to be hot, hot, hot in Cutler Bay. So hot, that our local fire fighters will be there! Chefs will be coming from all over town to participate in the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-off. Residents, businesses, community groups, and even chefs from our fire department will be showing off their secret recipes. Free Chili! Community Fun Not a big fan of chili? There will also be contests for the best cornbread and salsa. This is a great event to enjoy with friends and family. There will be live music and children activities. Vote for your favorite dishes and help those hardworking chefs win a cash reward […]