Life & Style Category

New York Police Emerald Society – I Love A Parade!

Joan Donnelly Ochoa

Wow!!  What a performance.  On September 12th, The NYPD Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band hosted their annual parade through Battery Park to the NYPD Police Memorial in Battery Park City, just a few blocks from Ground Zero. Pipe and Drum bands from around the United States and Canada marched and played through the procession of antique police cars.  Also making an appearance in the parade was the United States Marine Corps Band from Quantico, Virginia. The parade and performances were very impressive.  What...Continue Reading!

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Dine Out in Fort Lauderdale–Now through 11/14/08

Amanda Wilson, Real Estate Advisor

Enjoy a specially-created three-course meal at any of Fort Lauderdale's top-rated restaurants--such as Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Riley McDermott's (a place where Senator Lieberman was seen this week), Jackson's Steakhouse, Chima's, Grille 66 at the Hyatt, By Word of Mouth, Himmarshee Grille and many more--for $35 per person now through November 14, 2008!  The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau has organized the Second Annual Dine Out Lauderdale--a six-week culinary celebration.  Each restaurant will include an appetizer, entree and dessert for...Continue Reading!

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Escape to a French Tea Salon & Shop in Coral Gables

Paula Barrera

Theine tea salon in Coral Gables is an unexpected retreat tucked away on Madeira avenue.  The eclectic decor inside the shop with its rows and rows of beautiful tea containers takes you away from the city buzz to a place where you can enjoy a slow afternoon tea in a setting that almost feels like a French bed & breakfast! Click here to view an interior picture and a list of classes and events. Owner Kyra White is as lovely and inviting...Continue Reading!

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Things To Do In Weston This October!!

Dawn Nicole Witherspoon

There are lots of exciting things to do in Weston this October.  So, I thought I would share some of them with you.... On Saturday October 11th 7:30 p.m. "The Moonlight Movies in the Park" start again.The movie is shown on a big screen at the event stage in The Weston Regional Park, located at 20200 Saddle Club Road.  They will be showing "The Spiderwick Chronicles" the movie starts at 7:30p.m. and you should bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. This event is free to everyone who...Continue Reading!

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2838 Prairie Avenue, Miami Beach

Mark Mattsson, P.A.

Beautifully restored 1940's deco-style home nestled on the 5th fairway of the picturesque Bayshore Golf Club in Miami Beach.  Featuring Italian travertine and hardwood floors, 12' soaring ceilings, original stone fireplace, cozy theatre room with plasma screen and surround sound, new gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.  Quality custom finishes and pristine craftsmanship are apparent all through this ideally situated single-story residence within walking distance or a short bike ride to SoBe, Lincoln Road and the...Continue Reading!

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Senior Specials-$5 Movie Tuesday’s at Coral Ridge AMC

Caroline Carrara

I was perusing the Sunday Sun Sentinel, Lifestyles section when I came across a great tidbit worth sharing... In Sally Deneen's "Cutting Corners" section it mentions that at the AMC Coral Ridge 10, 3401 NE 26th AVE., Fort Lauderdale; 954-566-9663 TUESDAYS ARE SENIOR SPECIAL DAY and all people 60 or over only pay $5 to catch a flick all day. Also, for the students 13 and older, Thursday's are their lucky day, with $6 admission... Not a bad tidbit, especially with the price...Continue Reading!

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Happy Labor Day Weekend

EWM Marketing

A brief History of Labor Day. The origins of Labor Day are more than a century old.   Two men are credited with playing an important role not only in bringing about the parade but the holiday as well. Mathew Maguire, a machinist from Peterson, NJ, and Peter J. McGuire, a New York City carpenter who helped found the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, are said to have suggested a holiday to honor working people in the United States.   In 1887, Oregon became the...Continue Reading!

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Rosa Sklavounos

Open-air market is good for you – and the environment…(Information taken from official village press release): Palmetto Bay is really going ‘green’ this time – by contracting with The Market Company to create a farmer’s market within the village’s Franjo Triangle/US-1commercial island area, The open-air market will officially begin Sunday, November 2, and take place every Sunday thereafter through April of 2009. Palmetto Bay’s unique outdoor market will be located in the parking area along SW 174 St. and SW...Continue Reading!

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Great kayaking in Miami!

EWM Marketing

In South Florida we have one of the premier kayaking locations in Biscayne Bay. For those who are visiting and brought your own kayaks, you can launch them at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center of Biscayne National Park or further north at the Deering Estate/Canal located just off Old Cutler road and SW 173rd Street. If you did not bring your own, you can rent a canoe or a kayak from the park concessionaire at Biscayne National Park on a "first-come, first-served basis from...Continue Reading!

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Homeowner’s Blog about Home improvement.

Carlos Ruiz de Quevedo, AIA

HOMEOWNERS BLOG: Earth Date 08.0725.00 It's been 20 days since my last blog -- what did I accomplish? In that time frame I finished the revisions to all the drawings; resubmitted the drawings to the Health Department and after a couple of additional minor changes, they approved the drawings. The Health Dept. approval allowed me to finish the submittal for the plumbing at the City of Coral Gables. The plumbing comments were minor... change one existing water line from 3/4" to...Continue Reading!

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