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Snow is Forecast for Miami Beach!


On Friday, Dec 4 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the North Shore Park Youth Center will put on the 4th Annual Winter Wonderland in Miami Beach. There will be 50 tons of snow along with special guests from the North Pole, carnival rides, food, games, holiday performances and caroling.

Winter Wonderland at North Shore Park
501 72nd Street
Friday, Dec. 4, 2009
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Where to watch Cotto vs Pacquiao in Miami Beach, Nov 14

If you are looking for a place to watch the Cotto vs Pacquiao fight Saturday Nov 14 try these two bars in South Beach:

Liquor Lounge
1560 Collins Ave (corner of 16th & Collins)
Miami Beach (305) 672-7171

Ted’s Hideaway
124 2nd Ave
Miami Beach 305-532-9869

Cover charge: $20

Parking:
Liquor Lounge: Try to 16th St. garage, located between Collins and Washington Avenues, or try your luck with street parking.

Ted’s: The closest garage is on 6th Street.

Where to Celebrate Halloween in Miami

Happy Halloween everybody! For those of you celebrating the secular holiday here is a quick list of places to go in the Miami area to celebrate Halloween.

Bar none, the best party and the best sight seeing will be on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

10/28 – 10/30 Monster Splash Nighttime Bash at Miami Seaquarium
5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

10/30 – 10/31 Halloween Spooktacular at Jungle Island

10/31 MetroBoo! at Miami Metrozoo
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

10/31 Halloween on the Mile along Miracle Mile in Coral Gables
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

10/31 Halloween in Homestead Trunk-or-Treat at Harris Field Pavillion

10/31 MCM’s 1st Annual Fall Festival at Miami Children’s Museum

Why do people leave their dog in a hot car?

While I was walking to work this morning I passed a car and noticed a dog inside. Who could be so stupid? It was just after 10 a.m. and already the temperature on the bank clock was at 89 degrees. Inside a car the temperature is even hotter.

I called the police and asked them if there was anything they could do, and they said they would send someone over. I waited at the car and kept on eye on the dog.

About 10 minutes later the owners of the car walked up and asked me what was going on. I told them they can’t leave their dog like that so they had to wait here because the police were on their way.

The police arrived moments later and what happened next had me so pissed off I was steaming for hours afterwards. The cop walks up to us and the couple start COMPLAINING that “this lady said we’re not allowed to leave the dog in the car” and then starting whining that it is no big deal because they just went to have breakfast and they parked in the shade and they left the window open a crack and it isn’t even hot out yet…

That is when I cut them off and told them that it is already 89 degrees “officially” on the bank clock, it is clearly hotter than that here on the street (Washington Ave is HOT), and it is MUCH hotter inside a parked car with no A.C. and explained that the temperature inside a car rises quickly. Every year dogs die from this stupidity.

The cop just shrugged and said, “So it’s done now, right?” and said they could go. I wanted to punch him right in the face.

Anyone who leaves a dog in the car like that should be forced to put on a fur coat and sit in that same heat for 20 minutes, which is at least how much time the dog was trapped in the car. Then come back and tell me it’s no big deal.

Aren’t there any laws for this? Or is it only after the dog dies that it is finally considered cruelty to animals? Kind of late to act at that point.

He’s coming! He’s coming!!


Senator Barack Obama is scheduled to make an appearance today (Tue. Oct 21) at Bicentennial Park in Miami. I have the day off work so I am so totally going to try to get over there. This will be my first political rally ever, so I’m not sure what to expect. But it should be interesting.

The Miami Herald reports that the Miami rally is set to cross times with the Miami Heat game at the AA Arena, so expect heavy traffic.

Do we ever not expect heavy traffic?

The rally at Bicentennial Park is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. while the Heat game starts at 7:30 p.m.

The crowd at Senator Obama’s Orlando rally was estimated at 50,000 people, the largest at a modern day Democratic campaign in Florida. The crowd expected for Bicentennial Park is 20,000 – 40,000 people.

Good times.

Bicentennial Park is on Biscayne Blvd, just seven blocks north of Bayside Marketplace.

Bicentennial Park
1075 Biscayne Blvd
Miami

Getting there:
Don’t drive. Don’t even waste your time trying. You’re better off jogging, riding your bike or taking the bus.

Most of the buses coming from South Beach will stop either near Bayside or at the Omni Station, so you are within walking distance to Bicentennial Park.

When it is time to come home and you can’t remember which bus goes back to the Beach, remember what we learned in an earlier post: MiAMi SuCKS


Early Voting Opens in Florida


Get out there and VOTE [for Obama] people!

Early voting began yesterday and will continue the next two weeks. Miami-Dade people, here are your locations and times:
(See the Miami Herald article for other counties.)

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

Early voting is scheduled for:
Oct. 20-24: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 25: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 26: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 27-Oct. 31: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 1: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 2: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Here are the locations:

Aventura: Aventura Government Center, 19200 W. Country Club Dr.

Coral Gables: Coral Gables Library, 3443 Segovia St.

Doral: Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections, 2700 SW 87th Ave.

Florida City: City Hall, 404 W. Palm Dr.

Hialeah: John F. Kennedy Library, 190 W. 49th St.

Kendall: Kendall Branch Library, 9101 SW 97th Ave.

Miami: Lemon City Library, 430 NE 61st St.; Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections branch office, Stephen P. Clark Government Center, 111 NW First St.; Model City Library, 2211 NW 54th St.; City Hall, 3500 Pan American Dr.

Miami Beach: City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Dr.; North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Ave.

Miami Gardens: North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St.

Miami Lakes: Miami Lakes Public Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Rd.

North Miami: North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132nd St.

Palmetto Bay: Coral Reef Library, 9211 Coral Reef Dr.

South Miami-Dade: South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211th St.

West Kendall: West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Blvd.

West Miami: City Hall, 901 SW 62nd Ave.

West Miami-Dade: West Dade Regional Library, 9445 SW 24th St.

The Herald reported long lines for the first day of voting, so go prepared: proper I.D., bottle of water, iPod, umbrella, list of who you are voting for in each category so that it doesn’t take you an hour to fill out the ballot.


Annual Miami Salsa Congress


The ultimate dance vacation.

Forecasters expect temperatures to soar in South Florida when the Annual Miami Salsa Congress kicks off in Miami Beach on Wed July 30th. Prepare yourself for 5 days of more than 80 live showcases, workshops, dance instruction, cardio classes, pool parties, cocktail parties and some of the finest latino men to hit South Florida since, well last conference.

A few tickets are still available from the Miami Salsa Congress website. Prices range from $75 – $255.

The Miami Beach Resort and Spa will have daily workshops, evening parties and a vendor alley.

Miami Beach Resort and Spa
4833 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(866) 765-9090

The Fontainebleau Hotel will have daily pool parties, Morning Salsa cardio workshops and the Salsa Bootcamp.

The Salsa Bootcamp for Beginners with Edie the Salsa Freak is on Sat and Sun from noon until 4pm. Tickets are $140 for both days.

Fountainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 220-7115