March 16, 2015

Champagne Bash at The Barnacle

Save the date for the Commodore’s Party March 29 at The Barnacle Historic State Park in Coconut Grove. This is the first year we are hosting a twilight tour of the historic house with complimentary champagne and hor d’oeuvres on the front porch overlooking the bay.  If you have never seen Ralph Munroe’s home, this is a fantastic opportunity for […]
March 3, 2015

Barnacle Visions – Special Art Exhibit in Coconut Grove

Ralph Middleton Monroe, one of the founders of Coconut Grove and the builder of The Barnacle, had a daughter-in-law who was a talented frugal seamstress.  (Nowadays we would refer to her as a forward thinking recycler.) Mary Poore Monroe never threw anything away. Whenever the sheets and pillowcases tore, she finely stitched them back to life, turning them […]
October 3, 2014

Miami -Palmetto Sr. High School Hosts Ford Test Driver Fundraiser

Take the wheel and help your community school! Join Miami-Palmetto Senior High School (MPSHS) parents, alumni, faculty, friends and other supporters for a fun-filled community festival on October 10th that will raise thousands of dollars for the school simply by test-driving a brand-new Ford vehicle. Drive 4 UR School will be hosted by Gus Machado […]
June 14, 2014

Father’s Day- Classic Cars and Cigars at The Barnacle

Celebrate dad with classic cars and hand-rolled cigars. Let dad leisure in the biergarten while the kids have a blast doing arts and crafts. Bring a picnic or grab a Barnacle burger while listening to live music on the bay. If you haven’t already gotten dad a gift, this is it.  No tie needed.  He […]
April 7, 2014

Pinecrest Watercolor Class for Budding Artists

The Village of Pinecrest is offering a Watercolor Basics Class at Pinecrest Community Center beginning April 17. There are two Saturday classes per month. For questions regarding class content or supplies call 786-303-5293. Requires pre-registration:  Call 305-284-0900 $65 per class /$60 for members I am an estate specialist in the Village of Pinecrest.  If you would […]
February 17, 2014

Classic Rock Soiree at Pinecrest Gardens

The Community Garden Charitable Fund invites you to its 8th Annual Soiree under the stars at 7pm on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Pinecrest Gardens, one of the most splendid and lush tropical gardens in the world.Visitors to the Garden rarely have the chance to experience its magic by moonlight. On this night, however, guests will […]
December 28, 2013

Crazy Zany King Mango Strut 2013

Nothing but a natural disaster (well…not even) could stop the insanity, the debauchery and the hysterics of the King Mango Strut this Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013. There were no X-Factor auditions or chair turning judges. And there’s no million dollar prize or contract with Sony Music.  The only requirement for participation is lunacy and a good sense of humor. What […]
December 16, 2013

The Resurrection of the Coconut Grove Playhouse

The once vibrant Coconut Grove Playhouse is on its way back to life, poised for renovation. A 50 year lease was approved on October 8, 2012, by the Board of County Commissioners between co-lessees Florida International University (FIU) and Miami-Dade County.  The lease also includes two renewable 25-year terms to provide current and future donors with a firm assurance that […]
December 11, 2013

Are You Paying Too Much in Property Tax?

There are several new exemptions that may lower your property tax bill.  Determine if you qualify for exemptions by attending the Town Hall meeting hosted by Miami-Dade County Property Appraiser Carlos Lopez-Cantera. He will be speaking at the Pinecrest Library on Thursday December 19, 2013 at 7 pm to discuss these exemptions.  You can also complete your exemption application at […]