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Florida Life Palmetto Bay Things To Do

Deering Seafood Festival This Weekend, Sunday March 29

Bahamian Junkanoo Revue
Bahamian Junkanoo Revue

Whether you are visiting South Florida for Spring Break or are a local, head to the Deering Seafood Festival weekend at the beautiful historic Deering Estate.  The setting alone is worth the visit, but throw in local seafood, music, Junkanoo, and gorgeous weather (high of 77 and low of 63 forecasted) and it will be the perfect way to wrap up another busy South Florida Weekend!

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Coconut Grove Neighborhood News Things To Do

The 2013 Villagers Tour is "A Walk In The Grove" This Saturday

Kampong House

Okay.  In case you are all “arted” out by Saturday, take a break and visit some historic homes and landmarks in Coconut Grove.  The annual Villagers Tour takes place in the Grove from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. December 7.  You need to purchase tickets in advance, so you know where to go to start the tour.  If you are interested in tickets, $35, contact me at 305-776-2792.

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Coconut Grove Florida Life Neighborhood News Things To Do

The 2013 Villagers Tour is “A Walk In The Grove” This Saturday

Kampong House

Okay.  In case you are all “arted” out by Saturday, take a break and visit some historic homes and landmarks in Coconut Grove.  The annual Villagers Tour takes place in the Grove from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. December 7.  You need to purchase tickets in advance, so you know where to go to start the tour.  If you are interested in tickets, $35, contact me at 305-776-2792.

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Palmetto Bay Things To Do

Tomorrow is Fee-Free P.L.A.Y Day At Deering Estate

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend?  Start out tomorrow with a fee-free P.L.A.Y  Saturday at Deering Estate in Palmetto Bay.  P.L.A.Y stands for Preservation, Learning, Adventure, Year-Round and the day incorporates all of these in a beautiful, bay-front setting.

View from the Deering Estate
View from the Deering Estate

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Buying Selling

Architectural Styles In Florida

Old Spanish - Listed by Berit Webner EWM

San Francisco is famous for its Old Victorian’s, Coral Gables is known for its Old Spanish, and Miami Beach for its Art Deco.  No matter where you live or travel, architectural styles play an important role in the fabric of a community.  Some other popular styles in Florida in the last 100 years include:

Georgian Colonial

Victorian

Tudor

Prairie

Craftsman bungalow

Ranch

Mid-century modern

Contemporary

New urban

Which style is the most prevalent in your community?  Is there a style you would pay a premium for?

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Florida Life Where's JWo?

Liberty Caffe In Coral Gables – Last Week's Where's J Wo Answer

The entrance to the Liberty Caffe, located in the historic Country Club of Coral Gables, is last week’s Where’s J Wo answer.

The Country Club, recently restored by the Liberty Group out of Toronto, was originally the Merrick family’s vegetable garden.   Designed by Hampton and Reimert, it  was the first public building in Coral Gables.   When it opened on January 15, 1923,  it rapidly became an important part of the social scene as well as  in promoting Coral Gables as a place to buy real estate.  It was often used by George Merrick to entertain prospective buyers for his single family homes.

Don’t miss Liberty Caffe’s  half off gelato Tuesdays!

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Florida Life Where's JWo?

Liberty Caffe In Coral Gables – Last Week’s Where’s J Wo Answer

The entrance to the Liberty Caffe, located in the historic Country Club of Coral Gables, is last week’s Where’s J Wo answer.

The Country Club, recently restored by the Liberty Group out of Toronto, was originally the Merrick family’s vegetable garden.   Designed by Hampton and Reimert, it  was the first public building in Coral Gables.   When it opened on January 15, 1923,  it rapidly became an important part of the social scene as well as  in promoting Coral Gables as a place to buy real estate.  It was often used by George Merrick to entertain prospective buyers for his single family homes.

Don’t miss Liberty Caffe’s  half off gelato Tuesdays!

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Florida Life Marinas, Yacht Clubs and other Boating Information Things To Do Where's JWo?

Boca Chita Lighthouse – Where’s JWo Answer

Boca Chita LighthouseWhat do wealth, power, death, and an elephant have in common?  They comprise part of the colorful history of  Boca Chita Key, where the Boca Chita Lighthouse is located.  Although not a true lighthouse, it is the most popular structure on the small island.  It was built by Mark Honeywell, the founder of Honeywell, Inc. and a previous owner of this once private island.  Now owned by the U.S. National Parks Service this  island in Biscayne Bay is a popular spot with boaters.

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Florida Life Marinas, Yacht Clubs and other Boating Information Things To Do Where's JWo?

Boca Chita Lighthouse – Where's JWo Answer

Boca Chita LighthouseWhat do wealth, power, death, and an elephant have in common?  They comprise part of the colorful history of  Boca Chita Key, where the Boca Chita Lighthouse is located.  Although not a true lighthouse, it is the most popular structure on the small island.  It was built by Mark Honeywell, the founder of Honeywell, Inc. and a previous owner of this once private island.  Now owned by the U.S. National Parks Service this  island in Biscayne Bay is a popular spot with boaters.

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Florida Life Things To Do Where's JWo?

Bike Ride Over A Chinese Bridge – Where’s JWo Answer

Chinese Bridge At Deering Estate
Chinese Bridge At Deering Estate

Look closely at the bridge.  Recognize any of it from the “Where’s JWo” picture posted last Sunday?

Part of the Deering Estate, the Chinese Bridge was constructed in 1918 by Charles Deering to cross Cutler Creek.  He chose the Chinese theme to remind him of his travels through Asia when he was a Navy Officer.

This is a great pathway to walk, bike or jog as the main portion of it is closed to traffic.  If you start on 152 Avenue, ride all the way down through native rock Pinelands and end at the People’s Dock for a great a peak at the nature that abounds in South Florida.