Help Us Preserve Hobie Beach 8/23/14

Help Us Preserve Hobie Beach
Saturday, 08/23/2014 – 08/23/2014 08:30 am – 11:30 am
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Hobie Island Beach Park, off the Rickenbacker Causesway near the Rickenbacker restrooms, 2nd and/or 3rd entrances on south side,
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Miami is known for its beautiful scenery and beaches. Virginia Key Beach is an oasis of lush tropical landscape, wildlife and home to various marine science explorations. With the support of volunteers, like prominent environmental activist David Doebler, and program partners like ECOMB, the community is rallying and responding to the real need for preservation of our most delicate natural resources.

In an effort to educate, empower and inspire, power publicist Frances Alban and prominent blogger Jesus Rojas Torres are organizing this volunteer beach-clean-up. All Miami residents are encouraged to participate and show their support for keeping Key Biscayne beautiful, healthy and safe for swimming and recreation.

Organizers will provide garbage bags and other materials needed to collect litter. Volunteers will receive a complimentary continental breakfast and beverages courtesy of Winn-Dixie Key Biscayne. It is recommended that volunteers wear a hat, sneakers or “aqua-shoes”, and bring sunscreen and their own refillable water bottle. This is a great opportunity to earn community service hours.

Earth Day Festival 4/19/15

Earth Day Festival
Sunday, 04/19/2015 – 04/19/2015 11:00 am – 04:00 pm
Earth-Day-LogoPinecrest Gardens
11000 Red Road,
Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: Free

Celebrate our magnificent planet on Sunday, April 19th when we open our gates FREE to the public for a day of activities for the entire family including workshops organized by the CLEO Institute and Plant Societies, food demos, planting activities, plant sales, an eco-fashion show, green vendors, wild life shows, local school performances. crafts for kids and so much more.

Friendly Creatures of the Night 10/23/14

Friendly Creatures of the Night
Thursday, 10/23/2014 – 05:00 pm – 08:30 pm
Owl-at-Friendly-Creatures-of-the-NightFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, and $12 for children 6-17. Free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

Halloween is just around the corner, so now’s the perfect time to explore Fairchild looking for night creatures and learning about the habits of nocturnal animals. Bring the whole family and join the garden staff on twilight walks to see these amazing creatures up close.

Photographs of Freebee Launch and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brickell on 8/1/14

Freebee Launch and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brickell on Friday, August 1, 2014.

“Freebee is an alternative transportation service and marketing platform that currently services Miami Beach, Downtown Miami and the Brickell area with a fleet of 20 fully customized, 100% electric vehicles. Freebee vehicles individually host marketing campaigns for a variety of clients, which include both national brands and local companies.”

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Talk About it Tuesday: Petition against Walmart on Endangered Pine Rockland

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A few weeks ago the news broke that the University of Miami sold endangered pine rockland forest to a Palm Beach Gardens-based developer.  The developers planned to build a Walmart.  Leslye Jacobs, former student of the University of Miami was outraged and decided to make a petition against this called MoveOn.org.

Developers have vowed to set 40 acres out of the 88 purchased aside for a preserve, but that isn’t enough for the people of Miami.  An online petition created by activist Chris Wolverton called, thepetitionsite.com has almost 35,000 signatures fighting against the new developemental plans.  Leslye’s petition has already attracted 8,000 signatures as well.  Lesyle plans to present the petition to the Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez along with Gov. Rick Scott.

As residents of Miami, how do you feel about the plans for the development of the land?  Do you think it should all be protected or are you okay with the new plans to develop? Let us know on twitter, Tweet us at @Loop305 with the #TalkAboutitTuesday

 

-Samantha Wagner

National Honeybee Day 8/16/14 – 8/17/14

National Honeybee Day
Saturday, 08/16/2014 – 08/17/2014 09:30 am – 04:30 pm
SONY DSCFairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road,
Coral Gables, Florida 33156
Webpage Link
Cost: $0-25

Visit the Edible Garden to learn all about honeybees! One-third of the food in our diet relies on bee pollination, so it’s important that we protect their population. Activities include honey tastings, beehive demos, honeybee products, documentary screenings, and talks.

Admission is $25 for adults, $18 for seniors 65 and up, $12 for children 6-17, and free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under.

A Splash of Style Miami Edition 7/18/14

A Splash of Style Miami Edition
splashstyleJuly 18, 7 – 11 PM
Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery
1800 North Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132

General Admission and VIP tickets for ‘A Splash of Style’ (which includes complimentary cocktails and a gift bag) are available online at
Splash of Style Eventbrite
Click Here for More Info

2014 Miami Swimwear Week Edition
A Fundraiser For ECOMB
Join us for a glamorous and inspiring evening!”
“See the elegant gallery be transformed into an exceptionally sophisticated soiree!
The Latest Summer Experience Of Art, Fashion, Music & Philanthropy!

Fusing together the worlds of Music, Art, and Fashion, A Splash of Style, (from the veteran producers of the global FASHION NIGHT series), will be a unique and elite industry mixer, touching down in Miami, on Friday, July 18th. The eclectic soiree produced by DolceVita and Madflower Creative Group will take place at the Nina Torres Fine Art Gallery, a 10,000 water-view venue that provides an extraordinary setting for exhibitions and private events alike. Miami will once again come alive this July from the 18th-22nd, as the swimwear industry’s most highly anticipated Miami Swimwear Week 2014 touches down, when five days of designer runway shows, presentations and parties heats up the sands of Miami. A Splash of Style is sure to be one of the most sought-after events of the week, while also raising awareness for a partnering local organization (to be announced soon).

After a successful installment of ‘A Splash of Style’ in Canada for Calgary Stampede 2010, the stage is set for an experience to remember for the 800 exclusively-invited tastemakers and industry leaders attending the Miami edition on July 18th, on the opening evening of Miami Swimwear Week 2014. The event will feature an international fashion showcase by LeiMarco Miami, VIGGO (Las Vegas), VENAO Swimwear (Toronto), Royalz Clothing (Toronto), and others soon to be announced. Canada’s top female DJ and A Splash of Style tour DJ Fizza, and local Miami favorite Danny Stern (SLS Hotel, Delano) will entertain the audience for an unforgettable night of music, art, and fashion.

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