The Mad Hatter Arts Festival

The Mad Hatter Arts Festival will be returning to the Grove for its 12th year on November 19th and 20th. On Friday the 19th, the festival will feature a wonderful roster of artists on exhibit at The Barnacle Historic State Park as well crafts and wares for sale at the festival’s Artisan and Vintage Marketplace along. Attendees will also be able to enjoy music, contests and lots of fun activities for the whole family. The festival is free with regular…
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Fashion Art and Music Night In The Grove

Repost from Miami New Times by Hannah Sentenac. Anyone familiar with Coconut Grove’s rich history knows that the lush community started as a thriving artist’s enclave. Despite the commercialization of Starbucks and Chili’s, the Grove was born out of creativity and eclectic charm. Now, the waterfront neighborhood is rediscovering its roots with the return of Fashion Art + Music (F.A.M.) night. The monthly event will feature arts, eats, fashion shows, and other right-brain recreation — all kicking off this weekend, on…
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FAM Night Is Back This Saturday!!

  Posted by Stephanie Alexis- Repost from Grapevine, FAM Night is back, Saturday, October 3 in Coconut Grove. Where Fashion + Art + Music will collide for its third season from 6 to 9 pm. Art galleries and boutiques will offer special things along with local bars and restaurants. Several Coconut Grove restaurants will offers pecial FAM food deals like a $9 Nitro Cold-brew Float exclusively sold at Panther Coffee. La Gamba and Spartico restaurants are offering live Flamenco music…
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THE GROVE IS ALL ABOUT THE PEOPLE … THE GROVEITES

Repost from The Miami Herald | By: Andres Viglucci Once upon a distant time, the village center of old Coconut Grove was so anything-goes mellow that a blind man — folk-rock star Jose Feliciano, to be specific — could pedal a bicycle a short way down the street without fear of running into anything. That was long ago, during a near-mythical age when hippies, artists, writers and folk singers mixed in the streets, the cafes and the jungly neighborhood cottages…
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The Mango Strut Parade’s unofficial “ROYAL” results

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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Coconut Grove Waterfront Plan Goes To Miami Voters

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

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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Miami commissioners reach deal on police budget

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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Ransom Everglades names new head of school

iCoconutGrove | Repost from Howard Cohen for the Miami Herald     Stephanie (Penny) Townsend will succeed Ellen Moceri as head of school at Ransom Everglades School next year, the private preparatory school announced Friday. After leading the Coconut Grove school for 13 years, Moceri will retire at the end of this school year. Founded in 1903, Ransom has 1,165 students split between its middle and upper school campuses. Townsend, currently head of school at the Pennington School in New…
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Coconut Grove Playhouse Restoration Plan Gets State Approval

By iCoconutGrove | Repost from Ciara LaVelle for the Miami New Times For supporters of a plan to reopen the Coconut Grove Playhouse, the countdown has begun. On Tuesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott and his cabinet approved a proposal by FIU and Miami-Dade County to lease the playhouse from the state. But the property is still mired in debt, and Tuesday’s decision marked the start of a tight deadline for the county and FIU to settle it. If the debts…
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