August 17th, 2007 at 7:18 am Pin It

Pinecrest is home to the landmark site, where Parrot Jungle, one of Miami’s oldest attractions, once stood. The site is now inhabited by Pinecrest Gardens, which houses such attractions as an exotic butterfly exhibit, petting zoo, playground and tranquil swan lake. Throughout the year, several events are held at the park including a fine arts…


August 16th, 2007 at 11:27 am Pin It

For nature enthusiasts, the Bill Sadowski Park and Nature Center located in Palmetto Bay is another place of particular interest. Visitors to the park will marvel at the 822-gallon freshwater aquarium that showcases an array of indigenous fish and amphibians, as well as be captivated by the 30-acres of parkland present that encompasses three different…


August 16th, 2007 at 11:25 am Pin It

Home to the site of a major fossil discovery, the Charles Deering Estate at Cutler is a popular destination in Palmetto Bay. Visitors of the 444-acre historical site can take a first-hand look at the grounds of such discoveries, as artifacts from some of South Florida’s first constructed buildings and fossils dating back to 50,000…


August 10th, 2007 at 4:06 pm Pin It

I am excited that a new Cafe Deli has opened in South Miami called Smoothielicious. I can walk there from the office. The decor is living room, and the staff is great. It has healthy lip smacking creations. My favorite is the Latin Wrapito, a delicious black bean wrap with marinated chicken breast, brown rice,…


August 10th, 2007 at 12:54 pm Pin It

The new date for the Key Biscayne Relay for Life is March 8, 2008. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Come walk and participate as we remember those who have passed away or celebrate those who have survived cancer.


August 10th, 2007 at 12:44 pm Pin It

One of the state of Florida’s most notable historical landmarks, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, is located on the southern part of the Key Biscayne and amidst Bill Baggs State Park and Recreation area. Visitors to the Lighthouse may receive a guided tour on the history of Key Biscayne or take part in the numerous recreational…


August 10th, 2007 at 12:44 pm Pin It

While sandy beaches may seem commonplace when describing the South Florida area, the beaches inhabiting Key Biscayne provide quite the exception. Of particular note on the island is Crandon Park. Crandon Park provides more than your average park experience by offering an array of activities to entertain visitors all ages. Whether you desire to picnic…


August 10th, 2007 at 12:43 pm Pin It

Key Biscayne is also home to one of Florida’s first and most exciting marine attractions, the Miami Seaquarium. Constituting an exotic oasis spanning 38-acres and featuring eight different marine animal shows daily, the Miami Seaquarium is a must-see by both visitors and residents to the island. The Miami Seaquarium’s newest exhibit, Dolphin Harbor, will add…


August 7th, 2007 at 8:20 pm Pin It

The City of Aventura has an Express shuttle bus which is a city-run public bus service. The Broward County Transit bus and the Miami-Dade Transit bus systems run through Aventura. The main road in Aventura is Biscayne Boulevard and the William H. Lehman Causeway. There are no interstates in the city; however, I-95 is merely…


August 7th, 2007 at 8:08 pm Pin It

Aventura offers its residents access to the Don Soffer Exercise Trail and several parks. The largest park is Founder’s Park, which features 12-acres of various recreational amenities including, playgrounds, tropically landscaped walkways, a bay walk, and the SplashPad, a designated area where children can play in multiple fountains. For more information on Aventura Parks


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