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Sunday, March 24, 2019

It's Fleet Week at the Coconut Grove Rotary Club

Capt. Janik
Navy Captain Scott Janik, Commodore of Training Air Wing 6, will speak about the Navy the Nation Needs at the March 28 Rotary Club of Coconut Grove meeting. Captain Janik will include historical perspective, an overview of the service, areas of conflict where the Navy is currently engaged and the impact of the Navy on the Miami area. 

A native of Corvallis, Oregon, Captain Scott Janik was commissioned in 1995 via the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program at Villanova University and was designated a Naval Flight Officer in August 1996. He assumed command as Commodore Training Air Wing Six in July 2018.

Captain Janik has logged more than 3,000 hours and over 500 arrested landings in tactical aircraft while flying more than 120 combat missions. His decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals, strike flight Air Medals, Navy Commendation Medals as well as other individual, campaign and unit awards. 

The Rotary Club of Coconut Grove meets every Thursday at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 South Bayshore Drive at 12:30 pm. The cost of the meeting is $25 with lunch or $10 without lunch. Open to the public.

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

The walking bag


This video has been all over the internet this week, but I don't think anyone mentions that it's right here in the center of Coconut Grove. Singer Katy Perry even shared it with her 104 million Twitter followers.

But I guess the question is, "Is this a bag or a ghost walking across the street?"

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Keeping Seaworthy Program alive

High school and middle school students with disabilities from five Greater Miami schools will be finishing up a 26-week water orientation program at Shake-a-Leg Miami at the end of May. The program, known as “Seaworthy,” involves students from Homestead Middle School, Felix Varela High School and Jorge Mas Canosa Middle School, My Own Teacher Academy, and Project Bridge. 

Seaworthy students learn kayaking, sailing, fitness, wellness and marine/environmental science to make improvements in their levels of fitness, knowledge, water safety and boating, social skills, self-sufficiency and self-confidence. The students attend the program one day a week for 26 sessions from October through May. Although the program was funded over the last 26 weeks by the Taft Foundation, funding for the coming October 2019 – May 2020 period has not yet been achieved.    

Any person or organization wishing to contribute to the coming year’s Seaworthy Program may do so by contacting Harry Horgan, Executive Director, at Shake A Leg Miami at harryh@shakealegmiami.org or by shakealegmiami.org.

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Free concert in Regatta Park

The U.S. Navy Band Southeast will play a free sunset concert at Regatta Park on Wednesday, March 27. The event is open to the public. The family-friendly concert is part of a full lineup of Miami Navy Week special events throughout the community and will feature performances that residents of all ages can enjoy: 
Phenomenal live music from the nationally-renowned U.S. Navy Band
A U.S. Navy Drill Team performance
Interactive informational displays showcasing the U.S. Navy’s broad mission
And a thrilling drop-in aerial jump by the U.S. Navy Leap Frogs parachute team

The event starts at 6:30 pm 

Regatta Park is at 27 Avenue and S. Bayshore Drive. 



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I'm missing our street artists

You know what? I'm missing Xenz and James Brazil. They were working on that mural at Grand and Matilda for so long that they themselves were part of the scenery and the community. They stopped and cheerfully talked with everyone, they were proud of their work and happy to talk about it.

They are supposed to come back and work on another project here in the Grove, but that section of town is a bit quiet now. I really liked them.

They sort of reminded me of the time Eileen Seitz, below, was painting the info booths around town. There was always someone around visiting with her as she worked, it added a bit of liveliness to the streets.

There has been talk of adding artists to the streets, you know, on a daily basis, painting and mingling with everyone who walks by. This has been talked about for so many years, but it will add a lot of enjoyment and life to the streets, you know, one or two a few days a week - local color. Literally.


Related stories
Elegant, refined murals are a new part of the Grove
The new mural is ready for its premier
The mural light show premiered Monday night
All the color is brightening up that dark corner

Dressing up the information booth

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Next Chamber networker is at Atchana's

The Chamber of Commerce is holding its next networker at Atchana's Homegrown Thai restaurant on Wednesday, March 27.

The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 pm

General admission is $10 and members price is $10. Members price applies to members of the Chamber and includes a complimentary drink ticket, hors d'oeuvres and happy hour prices.

Bring your business cards and enjoy!

Atchana's is at 3194 Commodore Plaza.

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Jennings & Keller to perform at The Barnacle

As we were walking through the Mad Hatter Arts Festival last weekend, a friend said, "That sounds like Joni Mitchell singing." It wasn't Joni of course, it was modern day troubadours Jennings & Keller who were on the stage. We walked over to meet them when they took a break and were excited to see that they will be back at The Barnacle for an evening of live entertainment on Saturday, April 13, as part of the Barnacle Moonlight Concert Series.

“Songwriter’s songwriter,” Dana Keller, is a veteran pedal steel, dobro, and guitar player who has spent years performing with such luminaries as Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Stevie Wonder, and The Allen Brothers, to name a few. Laurie Jennings Oudin has performed for many years on the stage as a professional singer and a former Shakespearean actress. Together, the duo has released four CDs and has received accolades and airplay from radio stations from coast to coast. They have traveled the country in their motor home, bringing their fusion of many different musical elements and eclectic style to audiences at festivals, cafes, wineries and house concerts. Along with developing a large and loyal fan base, they have earned a reputation for quality musicianship and expert storytelling.

Park in the neighborhood and use the Freebee shuttle service or stroll over to the pedestrian entrance. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for members of The Barnacle Society, $3 for children ages 6 to 9, and free for children 5 and under. Please leave pets at home, but feel free to bring low lawn chairs and rolling coolers. Arrive early to choose the best spot to spread out a picnic blanket on the spacious front lawn and enjoy your own treats and beverages.

Purchase tickets at the gate beginning at 6 pm on and enjoy a performance from 7 to 9 pm. 

The Barnacle is located at 3485 Main Highway.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Daybreaker celebrates International Women's Day

Coconut Groove, founded by Dan Travieso, will be hosting another Daybreaker at the Barnacle on Saturday, March 23.  From 10 to 11 am there will be a yoga class taught by local Grovite Virginia Ansaldi.  Come out and celebrate International Women's Day!

Women's Day began in 2011. Over one million people stood up to support equality. This month, cities around the globe, we’ll dance together as a female founded and female dominant community.

Then as always, there will be a dance party until 1 pm. Tickets start at $17, get them here. Wear something that nods to the future — intergalactic gear, metallic leggings, robo hats…

The Barnacle is at 3485 Main Highway.


As a special treat to Coconut Grove neighbors, Dan would like to extend an invitation to continue the dance party after the Barnacle and participate in a live mural painting at his and his wife's new home (the old Dharma House) at 3860 Crawford Avenue.

"We're trying our best to inject some flavor and buzz back into our historically artistic neighborhood and create some more community friendly gatherings!" says Dan. 

Mural painting will commence at 3 pm. The artist responsible for the design is Mike Halley. Mike is going to stencil it out so everyone can paint it out.

"Coconut Groove is an outlet for musical artists to create high energy moments in an intimate setting," says Dan. "We look to partner up with musical artists that play for the evolved ear.  New and fresh sounds that keep you moving and vibrating at a high frequency."




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Join the Artisan Experience at Books & Books

Chocolate courtesy of Cao Chocolate
The Café at Books & Books in Coconut Grove is partnering with select, local artisans to present a free series of talks and tastings featuring locally-produced and sustainable food and drinks called the Artisan Experience. Join the artisans themselves, learn about the philosophy behind what they are making, and sample the foods, wines, craft beers and chocolate deliciousness that is being produced. 

The talks will be Tuesday, March 26 – Friday, March 29. 

The talks will include places like Cao Chocolate, where they will have a tasting where you can learn more about the process of hand-crafted chocolates made in Venezuela from owners Ricardo Trillos and Anelith Ortega who started their Miami company in 2009. The Florida Wine Company offers an experience of wines made form grapes and other fruit grown in Florida. Zak the Baker will discuss the philosophy of bread and pastry making. And there are so many others - flower arranging, coffee tasting, tea tasting, and more.

The whole list is at Books & Books website, where you can sign up for each event separately. They are all free and open to the public.

Books & Books is located at 3409 Main Highway.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Local biologist to address Rotary Club

Christine Pardo
Christine Pardo, a UM doctoral candidate, will be the speaker at the March 21 meeting of the Coconut Grove Rotary.  She has extensive research experience in Alaska, Peru and at the Harvard Forest In Massachusetts, and will be speaking about invasive plants in tropical forests. She is currently studying this phenomenon at the Las Cruces Biological Station and Wilson Botanical Garden in Costa Rica.

Pardo is the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Ecological Society of America’s Graduate Student Policy Award that gave her the opportunity to interact with congressional decision-makers, federal agency officials and others engaged in science and public policy.

The Rotary Club of Coconut Grove meets every Thursday at the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, 2990 South Bayshore Drive at 12:30 pm. The cost of the meeting is $25 with lunch or $10 without lunch. Open to the public.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

The mural light show premiered Monday night



A few lucky Grovites who came out at sunset on Monday night were treated to the new mural at Grand and Matilda come alive. It was lit up and the electronic show did its thing. The lights react to your emotions and heartbeat. This project was funded by the Coconut Grove BID.


It was a test run and still needs to be tweeked, but those present loved the show.
Monty Trainer, who was there said, "It's beautiful. Perfect for the Grove, but we don't want to turn into Wynwood." Commissioner Ken Russell who was also present felt the same, "No, we don't want to overdo it and turn the Grove into Wynwood." AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt called it, "The future of murals."


James Brazil, one of the artists, did an incredible Grove-like piece of work. It fits in with the Grove. It says Coconut Grove. As you remember, I interviewed the other artist, Xenz, who was concerned that he was all sweaty and messy in that video. My friend Liz Gibson walked up to him on Monday night and asked, "Aren't you the sweaty guy?" Xenz laughed and said, "Yes, that's me!"


It was a fun evening. Stop by any night after sunset to see the show.

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There is no confusion regarding the Playhouse

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

In response to the recent Letter to the Editor by Arquitectonica Principal, Laurinda Spear, that seeks to “clarify” the confusion surrounding the Coconut Grove Playhouse —

There is NO CONFUSION, despite the vast efforts of Arquitectonica, (alleged) preservation architect Jorge Hernandez, and Michael Spring to create as much confusion as possible, so they can demolish our historic Playhouse in broad daylight.

There is NO CONFUSION about the 2004 voter mandate to use our tax dollars for complete restoration of our Playhouse.

There is NO CONFUSION about the intent of the 2005 Historic & Environmental Preservation Board’s 8-0 vote to include our ENTIRE Playhouse on the designation report.


There is NO CONFUSION about the unanimous vote by the State Historic Review Board to nominate our entire Playhouse, including the interior, for the National Register of Historic Places.

There is NO CONFUSION about the recent assertion by the State that, “the significant architectural elements within the historic theater are intact and in very good condition, underneath removable layers of plywood, drywall and plaster that were installed during multiple renovations over the years” — hence the unanimous vote.

There is NO CONFUSION about the precise guidelines for complete restoration that are specifically outlined by the National Park Service for the restoration of buildings that are on the National Register, such as our Coconut Grove Playhouse.

There is NO CONFUSION about our Playhouse being a single building and NOT two buildings, as misrepresented by Arquitectonica, (alleged) preservation architect Jorge Hernandez and Michael Spring.

There is NO CONFUSION about the HEP Board’s recent 6-4 vote against demolishing our historic Playhouse.

There is NO CONFUSION about the motivation for Arquitectonica’s minimized 300-seat theater “room” designed for the property of our demolished historic 1000+ seat theater — 

To meet the Playhouse deed requirement that a theater exist on the property
To leave plenty of room on the site for a brand new, multiple phase, multistory, mixed-use mega office, retail, condo, parking garage and FIU satellite campus project, known as CocoWalk 2.0.

There is NO CONFUSION about the inappropriateness of FIU’s new bilingual MFA satellite campus on our demolished historic Playhouse site — the gateway to Miami’s first black community.

There is NO CONFUSION about the State being the responsible entity obligated to take over our Playhouse due to the County’s gross violations of their lease agreement with the State. The State will not auction off to a developer, our precious historic cultural resource that they themselves so arduously nominated for the National Register.

THERE IS NO CONFUSION. 

There is only fraud, negligence, wanton disregard, collusion, unjust enrichment, disenfranchisement and a severe lack of professional ethics, integrity, dignity and respect.

Sincerely, 
Melissa Meyer Assoc. AIA LEED AP BD+C
Adjunct Professor Miami Dade College 
School of Architecture and Interior Design

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The new mural is ready for it's premier




Xenz and his fellow artist James Brazil have been working on the mural at the cleaners building at the corner of Matilda and Grand. 

The light show will be in effect as of Monday night and the mural will be live.

Xenz explains the process in this video. He's a bit sweaty because he and his fellow artists have been working in the hot sun to get the job completed in time. The detail is magnificent, and it's all been done with spray cans!


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Sunday, March 17, 2019

It's a wild Mad Hatter weekend

The Mad Hatter is at The Barnacle this weekend, inside and outside on the sidewalk along the front gate, Sunday, March 17 is the final day, they are open from 10 am to 5 pm.  Come out to their 14th season for the juried art event, which features all sorts of media styles and plenty of neighbors. It's more than just an arts festival, it's also a vintage marketplace where the old Grove spirit, sort of like Gifford Lane, comes through. Buy art and vintage items and beer and food. That's the Mad Hatter played by Chaille Stovall and Alice in Wonderland played by Luci Moure, who you'll see wandering around the grounds all weekend.

Live music is a big part of the festival plus activities for kids of all ages, including a special “Tea Party” with fruity sips and sweets. Adult food is available — as well as ice-cold beer — found at Down the Rabbit Hole, the Festival’s biergarten sponsored by Oasis Lounge and Hookah Bar. We got delicious burgers from the Hookah Bar on Saturday.

I had a good time. I hung out with so many friends who I hadn't seen for awhile. One from Lake Worth, which is called Lake Worth Beach now, and another from Chicago and so many Grovites. It was lots of fun; one of those "real" Coconut Grove days. I got a doughnut from The Salty Donut, which was set up at Florentine Plaza and the whole Grove was very alive. We took Freebee around town, which worked out great. I looked after one friend's art booths for a bit, I didn't sell anything, but I was there and ready. She sold a lot before and after I came and went.

The Barnacle Historic State Park is located at 3485 Main Highway and as you make your way to the area, you'll see all sorts of fun and colorful art and people up and down the street leading up to the entrance.


Festival organizers Katrina Boler, The Barnacle Ranger and Teresa Sorrentino, flank Monty Trainer. Three Grove movers and shakers.


Liz Gibson is at the entrance, you can't miss her as you enter.
Two of the fun mad hats worn by participating artists. 


Eileen Seitz and Noel Garcia, with his grandchildren.
Will Thomas performed at the entrance to The Barnacle and Trish is right near him, with the best Mad Hat of the day.


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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Is JLo buying Florentine Plaza?

Danny is the king of the plaza.

There is a rumor going around, I hate to post this, but I'm tired of sitting on rumors and then reading them in The Real Deal or somewhere else.

So Danny Lovett's Revolution Bicycle has basically been the only tenant inside Florentine Plaza these days. There is a Cuban restaurant called Chugs's coming soon and possibly other stores, but get this, there is a rumor, it's only a rumor, but I heard it from many people that JLo is buying Florentine Plaza. Is this true? She does get her hair done on Commodore Plaza, she and ARod eat on Commodore Plaza often, ARod was also seen checking out old Knife and Fuddruckers location for a possible gym or club, with the 3 am thing in place, the club may not work out.

And their kids went to St. Stephen's, across the street. They spend a lot of time in Coconut Grove. He likes our Starbucks and Greenstreet. And they have been to so many of the restaurants regularly around the village.


Let's see what happens next. Do rumors fly around here and are they just rumors or are all the people gossiping today right?

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The future of the Playhouse hangs in the balance

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

I am writing to clarify the confusion surrounding the Coconut Grove Playhouse.  For four years, our community has had  ongoing divisive arguments  about the physical characteristics of the playhouse regarding  the design, the extent of historic preservation of the building and the size of the hall. What has been overlooked  is that the core issue is not architectural . The truth is,  for a decade,  we have lost the lively inspiration of and  access to regional theater , our feeder to Broadway.  In addition, an entire generation of dramatic arts students has lost what was formerly a place to learn the craft of theater. Our community is very much the poorer for this.  It is a huge mistake to keep the theater in the dark any longer. The new building must be built  forthwith and must  function as a theater again. The urgent issue is not  architectural neither related to historic preservation  nor the capacity of the hall . The future of the theater arts in Miami hangs in the balance.  If the Coconut Grove Playhouse project as designed now is not  approved  by the City of Miami Commission  at the hearing scheduled for Thursday, April 25,  the land will return to the State of Florida and they can auction off the property to anyone!

Sincerely,
Laurinda Spear
Miami

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Biology geeks, this is for you!

Ransom Everglades School is holding a talk with Digital Biologist Dr. Tiffany Vora, an educator, writer, research scientist, and entrepreneur who is excited to discuss her diversity of experience as Singularity University’s Faculty Director and Vice Chair of Medicine and Digital Biology. 

She will explore the exponential growth of technology and offer insights from her cutting edge work at the intersection of biology, genetics, and technology.

This will appeal to anyone in science, but most notably in Biology, Medicine, Technology, and Engineering.

The event is Tuesday, April 2, at 7 pm at the Lewis Family Auditorium at Ransom Everglades, 3575 Main Highway.

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Celebrate the Commodore's birthday at Bayou Bash

If you missed the recent French Quarter Block Party, you're in luck, on Saturday, March 30, The Barnacle is holding a Louisiana-style Bayou Bash. It's all to celebrate Commodore Ralph Munroe's 168th birthday. Come by from 7 to 10 pm for a crawfish boil along with cocktails and dancing with live music provided by Iko-Iko. Over 200 pounds of crawfish are being shipped in for this event.

Admission is $50 for Barnacle Society members and $65 for future members. Tables of 10 are available for $500. There is an additional VIP ticket available for $25 more which allows for early admission to the event, a preview of the silent auction and complimentary champagne and bourbon samplings.

The yearly event raises money for the upkeep of the 128-year-old house and the grounds.

The Barnacle is located at 3485 Main Highway. Tickets may be purchased online here or by calling  305-442-6866.

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