Retired teacher Flora McKenzie runs Coconut Grove Food Bank

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iCoconutGrove | Repost from Margaux Herrera for The Miami Herald Every Friday morning before sunrise, Flora McKenzie leaves her home in West Kendall to help distribute groceries to people in need in west Coconut Grove, where she grew up. McKenzie, 66, has been running the Coconut Grove Food Pantry for two years. The program is approved by the USDA’s Emergency Food Assistance Program, and many of the supplies distributed are purchased at the USDA food bank in Broward, where supplies…
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The Mango Strut Parade’s unofficial “ROYAL” results

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By Jonathan Welsh for iCoconutGrove The 2013 King Mango Strut parade in Coconut Grove definitely put the NUT in CocoNUT Grove. This particular tongue-in-cheek parade is designed to be a social commentary on the year’s biggest news stories starring locals. The event entails and afternoon spent surrounded by friends and sharing laughs watching a parade go by in a city that too often takes itself too seriously. The parade was started in 1982 as a parody of the annual King Orange…
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Get Ready For The 32nd Mango Strut !

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By iCoconutGrove     Here’s an event you can’t miss ! The yearly awaited , 32nd annual King Mango Strut Parade will take place this Sunday, Dec. 29 at 2pm, at Commodore Plaza and Main Hwy. The Mango madness  features the Little Miss Mango float, groups spoofing national and local events, satirizing the people and events that made news during the year, as well as the Grand Marshall, and celebrity guest.  We can’t wait to poke fun at any and everything…
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Coconut Grove Waterfront Plan Goes To Miami Voters

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By iCoconutGrove | Repost from ANDRES VIGLUCCI AND CHARLES RABIN | The Miami Herald     On the picturesque but cluttered Coconut Grove waterfront, a ramshackle marina, a seafood restaurant well past its prime and a funky if beloved watering hole known as Scotty’s Landing today occupy seven acres of choice public land next to Miami City Hall. Now their leases are up and their long run is over. And what’s in the offing to replace them could forever change the…
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Coconut Grove BID Offers Free Historic Tours Of The Grove

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By iCoconutGrove THE COCONUT GROVE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND HISTORYMIAMI CELEBRATE THE 140TH ANNIVERSARY OF COCONUT GROVE Free historic walking and bike tours will be available to the public to commemorate the milestone.   What:   In celebration of Coconut Grove’s 140th anniversary, the Coconut Grove BID in collaboration with HistoryMiami will offer FREE historic walking and bike tours to the public. Join local historians Dr. Paul George and Frank Schena as they uncover the fascinating history of Miami’s oldest community,…
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Tonight! Old Time Dance At The Barnacle

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By iCoconutGrove   When: Sunday, September 27, 2013 Gate opens at 6:00 p.m. / Music and dancing 6:30-10 p.m. Admission: $10. Kids 9 and under free. Coconut Grove – Come party like it’s 1899 on Sunday, September 27. Bring the whole family to The Barnacle, 3485 Main Highway in Coconut Grove, for the Old Time Dance. Louis Dow calls the steps to circles, squares, contras, and waltzes set to traditional American Music. First-timers are welcome and partners are not required…
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Miami commissioners reach deal on police budget

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By IcoconutGrove | Repost from WSVN news   COCONUT GROVE, Fla. (WSVN) — City of Miami commissioners have finalized the  city’s 2014 budget, reaching a compromise that will both allow them to hire more  police officers and dole out raises to current officers. In a unanimous vote that came in at 10 p.m. Thursday, Miami commissioners decided  to add more officers to city streets. The mayor’s $524 million spending plan will include the addition of 95 new  police officer on…
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Free Yoga Classes at Peacock Park in Coconut Grove with Dharma Studio

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By iCoconutGrove   The Coconut Grove Business Improvement District is teaming up with Dharma Studio to bring free community yoga classes to Peacock Park in Coconut Grove every Tuesday night from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. beginning October 1st. These open-level weekly yoga classes offer a stress-free and scenic outdoor atmosphere by beautiful Biscayne Bay that participants of all ages can experience. A certified yoga instructor from Dharma Studio will lead each class. All participants must sign a waiver and…
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