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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The falling leaves

I'm going up north in the next week and that made me think of fall leaves. How about if we truck in lots of fall leaves, dump them in Peacock Park and let people jump around in them and play in them for a fee? Or even for free? It's sort of like Snow Days, but with leaves, it could be called "A Taste of Fall."

I heard that Snow Days won't be back this year but that Fete de la Musique, is coming back. I'm not quite sure why we can't have it all. Snow Days is a popular fun thing. I am told that there's only so much money to spread around by the BID these days and I feel they made a bad choice in choosing one event over the other.

Let's bring families to the Grove at Christmas time. I understand Fete is culture and it may be great to have all sorts of musicians all over town performing, but if it's the difference between Snow Days or the  Fete de la Musique, I would choose Snow Days. Add more snow, make it a bit larger, but keep the popular tradition!

Remember that Cirque du Grove which we had on July 4th weekend for a couple of years? There was a night time fire show and a daytime acrobatic show, right out on the streets, all for free. Well we didn't have that this year because the money went to the Fete de la Musique, which again, was fine but the Cirque brought more people and was different, exotic and something we could claim as our own.

I don't get it. But where the BID is concerned I never get it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

the grove is old news get over it

September 26, 2012 11:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If i wanted to see Snow and play in a pile of dirty leaves i wouldn't be living in Miami. Let's stop pretending we don't live in a tropical paradise. F the Snow and F the fall leaves.

September 26, 2012 12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Three words grape: Center Grove Mafia.

September 26, 2012 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way Tree Hugger in Chief Sarnoff is cutting trees in Coconut Grove we may also need to import shade in a very short time. How about that let's outsource the tourists to other destinations as well.

September 26, 2012 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the comments on Gone Fishing are closed I would like to use this space to just say, "So long and thanks for all the fish". :)

September 27, 2012 12:52 PM  
Blogger GroveTreeWatch said...

Thank you Tom, for giving us Grapevine these past years.

My personal reasons to miss the Grapevine:

1. For me, and I am sure for many others, you offered a break at least twice a day...

2. You kept the public informed about TreeWatch and our efforts to keep our canopy from dwindling. Many who may have otherwise missed our efforts, learned about them through the Grapevine.

3. You were always good to the Chamber of Commerce, and as its former president and current board member, I will be grateful for your continuous support in highlighting our events - from the big ones such as July 4th & Taste, to the monthly Networking Cocktails.

4. supported and promoted my own personal indulgences, such as "Mad Men Mondays"

5. You provided a forum for me to post my opinion, and an opportunity to make clarifications, and occasionally, defend myself from silly accusations posted by anomy.

6. You helped highlight and promote many, many charitable causes over the years

7. In many cases I first learned about local issues and new venues by reading your posts.

8. You truly supported commerce and businesses in the Grove.

9.You are not afraid to speak your mind...

10. ...or change your mind.

Happy Fishing!

September 28, 2012 5:23 PM  

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