Tonight! Old Time Dance At The Barnacle

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

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

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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“Burn Notice” Items Still time to bid till tomorrow!

iCoconutGrove | repost from Christina Hernandez and Lisa Orkin Emmanuel The Coconut Grove Convention Center is full of props. Everything inside is in at least one episode of USA’s “Burn Notice,” props, set designs, wardrobe, cars, and iconic items. The show is filmed and set in Miami. It’s seventh and final season is airing now, so everything has to go. “Whoever wants it, if they’re willing to pay, they’re going to get it,” COO of Jay Sugarman Auction Corp. Annette…
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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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Burn Notice Fire Sale: Everything on the Show Up for Auction

By iCoconutGRove | Repost from Hannah Sentenac for the Miami New Times In case you hadn’t heard, Burn Notice is going up in smoke. And the end of this seven-season, Miami-set series means they’re hosting one hell of a fire sale. Everything must go! As the show’s last few episodes air and the cast evacuates the Coconut Grove Convention Center, they’re ditching all of their goods. Sets, cars, furniture, clothes, props — you name it, they’re selling it, beginning next Tuesday….
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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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Coconut Grove BID Announces $90,000 in Grants to Support Special Events

iCoconutGrove   The Coconut Grove BID (Business Improvement District)  Announces $90,000 in Grants to Support Special Events COCONUT GROVE – The Coconut Grove Business Improvement District yesterday announced $90,000 in grants that aim to support and attract new special events to the District. The 2013-2014 Special Event Grant Program demonstrates the Coconut Grove Business Improvement District’s commitment to investing generated funds in support of downtown events and activities for the purpose of creating social and economic vitality in Coconut Grove….
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US Sailing Youth World’s Team Selection started!

iCoconutGrove | repost from Dana Paxton     US Sailing ’s Olympic Sailing Committee (OSC) revealed the selection process for the 2014 U.S. Youth Worlds Team. To qualify for the 2014 US Sailing Youth Worlds Team, sailors must compete and be scored in two qualification events. As previously announced, the 2013 U.S. Youth Championships will be the first qualification event. The second event is one of three class-specific events: 1. 29er U.S. National Championship, Dec. 31 – Jan. 3, 2014 at…
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