5050 Raffle for the Animals Friday, 06/18/2021-, 06:00 am-11:59 pm Website
Cost: See description for ticket prices
Requiring social distancing? Requiring masks? Providing hand sanitizer?
Want to WIN BIG? The Humane Society of Greater Miami’s 50/50 Raffle for the Animals is back! Purchase tickets online for your chance at winning 50% of the total cash jackpot. The other half will help give homeless animals a second chance. It’s a win-win for everyone!
With tickets starting at just $10 for 10 tickets, $20 for 40 tickets or $40 for 200 tickets, you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win! Fetch the winning ticket online before June 18th ends.
Earth Day Water & Wellness Event Thursday, 04/22/2021-, 09:00 am-11:00 am Website
A virtual Earth Day event that brings together top medical minds and environmental experts to discuss how water quality impacts the overall wellness and health of Florida’s communities.
Every Floridian and American at large is affected by adverse environmental issues, especially those which pertain to bodies of water. Some are more noticeable than others which means that many times these phenomena cause a wide variety of hostile implications that are not fully understood. This panel event will educate the public about how environmental implications directly impact the average person and their health. The panel will also dive into the importance of Everglades restoration and ensuring clean water for millions of Floridians.
Panelists: Eric Eikenberg, CEO of The Everglades Foundation; Robert L. Lord Jr., President of Cleveland Clinic Martin Health; Dr. Mary Beth Saunders, D.O., Infectious Disease Specialist at Lee Health; and Dr. Carl Ruthman, a Pulmonary & Critical Care Physician at NCH Community Hospital, will delve deep into issues surrounding environmental health and how toxic algae, red tide and other environmental scourges impact the medical status of communities. They will also explore climate change’s effect in South Florida as well as the implications of an unhealthy environment. Moderated by Dr. Steve Davis, Senior Ecologist and Vice President of Communications & Engagement for The Everglades Foundation.
Last week we spent time on Florida’s west coast and explored some cool spots that as Miami residents we rarely get to visit. Our road trip took us to three distinctively different venues and they were all awesome. Check out our fashion travel diary for the scoop on where to go and, more importantly, what to wear when you go west coast roadtrippin’.
1. Smallwood Store This historic trading post was established in 1906 by Ted Smallwood on the coast of Chokoloskee Island. Its remote and isolated location established the store as the go-to purveyor of goods and mail services for the area’s settlers. Thanks to its critical role in the daily life of pioneers, it was also a center for political activity for some time. Today the Florida Heritage Site is a museum that provides insight into Florida Pioneer History. For $5, you can view the original goods that have been at the store since it closed for business in 1982 and learn about the store’s past.
2. Camellia Street Grille We have to confess that our trip to the Everglades City area was primarily driven by food – Camellia Street Grille’s food to be exact. We had heard fabulous feedback on the Florida and seafood-inspired comfort food being served at this quirky local joint and had to try it for ourselves. The food was incredible. We enjoyed a quarter pound of boiled shrimp, a homemade crab cake sandwich, an herb salad, and a key lime pie milkshake. The herb salad was especially delicious, maybe it was the fact that most of the ingredients were grown on the property. And the shake? It. Was. Phenomenal. We talked about how good it was (“like key lime pie in a cup”) for about 30 minutes on the ride home.
3. Clearwater Beach During our trip, we also stopped to take a peek at the sandy pastures of our western neighbors. To be honest, we’re partial to our white, sandy beaches and our Art Deco life guard stands. But there’s something to be said about watching the sun set on the ocean and enjoying the quiet, empty beaches of Clearwater. After all, a beach is a beach.
Smallwood Store & Camillia Street Cafe Outfit Grey Draped Sweater– H&M (similar here and here) Grey Short Sleeve T-shirt – Forever 21 (similar here) Grey Jeggings – American Eagle (similar here) Shoes – Aldo Gimello Sneakers
Clyde Butcher Thanksgiving Weekend Book Signing, Gallery Tours and Swamp Walks
November 28 – November 30, 10:00am – 3:00pm Big Cypress Gallery Adventures
52388 Tamiami Trl E
Ochopee, Florida 34141 Facebook
Every year, the Friday, Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving, we have an open house at our Big Cypress Gallery. Clyde will be in the gallery during this time to autograph and personalize Christmas gifts of books, calendars and photographs. Clyde will be giving gallery talks throughout the day and his daughter Jackie will be giving gallery tours.
“Family Fun”- This would be a FUN day trip to gather your family and let them experience a swamp walk. We will be offering several guided swamp walk tours during these three days. Niki, Clyde’s wife, will spend most of her day out in the swamp enjoying nature and capturing photo’s of you, our swamp walkers. If you would like to go on a swamp walk please click on the links below to reserve your tour.