While speaking to a friend this evening she mentioned that she needed to buy a new dryer because the one she has wasn't drying clothes as fast as it used to. I asked if she had ever had the dust vent cleaned and she had no clue of what I was talking about. We live in Weston, in Arvida built homes, and the exhaust vent for the dryer needs to be cleaned at least once a year. ...Continue Reading!
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There are so many important causes in our community, in fact throughout the world. Many of my fellow wine and food aficionados support our favorite charities by donating ( and buying back) parts of our wine collections. Many charity events have been built around the theme of wine and food, and some have turned into weekend-long extravaganzas. For example, the now-famous South Beach Wine and Food Festival supports FIU. The Women's Fund of Miami has a group called the...Continue Reading!
Here are the totals of the stuff that comes into our house through March: Miami Herald, 105 pounds, 42 of that advertising inserts. New York Times, 73 pounds, 6 of that junk. US Mail, 98 pounds, 70 of that junk. We're on track to get over 1,100 pounds if this continues on this track. I have been surprised to see that there is little month to month variation in the amounts. Since there is so little variation, I'll not report again until...Continue Reading!
If you've ever been to Lefty's in the Tower Shops you probably enjoyed their wings or hamburgers and maybe a brewski or two. The ambiance left something to be desired, but the food was always reliable, even respectable. Yesterday my husband and I visited the "new" Lefty's, in the same shopping center where Shells Restaurant used to be located. The wait was 30 minutes when I arrived at 7:15 p.m. A good sign, or...Continue Reading!
I have put together a list of Easter related events that the whole family can enjoy. This is a great time to reinforce tradition and spend time with friends and family. Have a happy Easter! The Easter Egg Hunt Celebration at the Miami Seaquarium - Largest egg hunt in South Florida - March 21-23 - 10AM-4PM - Regular admission prices apply - 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne, FL 33149 - 305-361-5705 The Community Easter Egg Hunt- March...Continue Reading!
There are many (many) things that amaze me on South Beach. One of them is skate boarding on Lincoln Road. These boarders move up & down Lincoln Road and sometimes scare you, or at least they do me me...but nothing bad ever seems to happen. They jump the curbs, the benches, the people and the fountains. They jump the police cars and all of the above, and then land on all four wheels. (All of the signs clearly say "no...Continue Reading!
South Beach has gone to extremes to dedicate bicycle lanes on major streets recently. Most of the major streets that run both east to west and north to south, have a dedicated bicycle lane. However, it does not dismiss our liability/responsibility as a biker, to ride your bike on the right hand side of the street. Believe it or not: under state laws, bikes are considered vehicles...the same as cars. Example: The bicyclist must: - Obey all traffic controls, signs & signals (same as...Continue Reading!
Usually, when you think of a cultural center, you do not think about it being centered around the Atlantic Ocean and a barrier island, such as South Beach. Well...think again. I must warn you: my college degree is in the arts, so I am a little opinionated. 1) The newly named and completed "Arsht Center of Performing Arts" is spectacular, and just happens to be sitting a block away from the bay. 2) Across the street, and far from being completed, yet approved...Continue Reading!
I have lived on the beach for about 16 years...so I was here when you would never have walked down Lincoln Road at night. (There was no reason to walk there in the day time, as most everything was boarded up.) Everything has changed, obviously for the better. One thing that I have noticed is how much 'the kid's' have changed in the last few years. I started noticing a few years ago that the 'spring breakers' were not the typical group...Continue Reading!
COMING SOON . . . EWM's own Maria Kakouris Somoza! EDGE THEATRE presents "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" by Tennessee Williams, the story of a wealthy older woman who faces her mortality as a challenging, sexually-charged, younger man arrives at her mountaintop estate. Opens March 21st and runs through April 6th, Fri & Sat at 8:00, Sun at 7:00. Tickets at the Door $25, Seniors and Students $20. 3825 North Miami Avenue in the Design District, Miami. Reservations, directions at 786-355-0976. "EDGE Artistic...Continue Reading!