Just a whole variety of things for you to take a look at in this Fat Tuesday Eve Sift...
A- Bike Miami Days was held this weekend and the only blog providing coverage of it is Mayor Manny. Wow, how fast the shine fades in Miami.
Bike Miami Days returned for its fourth monthly event in the heart of Miami this Saturday. Held in conjuncton with Flagler Fest and the Humane Society of Greater Miami's Walk for the Animals, this event really brought our community together for an incredible variety of free and family-friendly activities.B- If you're interested in Cuba-U.S. relations, you might want to drop on by Books and Book in Coral Gables tomorrow night, according to Mambi Watch.
Daniel P. Erikson, author of The Cuba Wars will be appearing at Books and Books in Coral Gables tomorrow, at 6:30pm. The event is co-sponsored by Florida International University's Latin American and Caribbean Center and the Cuban Research Institute.C- The CompagnieMarie Chouinard dance group will be coming to Miami Beach in March, according to Local Motion Miami.
D- From Lola's Lips returns to the scene of a mysterious discovery in the Keys only to find that maybe it wasn't that mysterious.
I know not to assume anything, but I now believe after lifting the hatch, seeing the rat as bait in the trap, and seeing the note that asks the study not be disturbed that the boats are either the man-made habitat for the snakes they have caught, another lure to catch the snakes, or temporary housing for the poor live bait.E- SFLTV talks a little about sports coverage on Channel 10, WPLG, and gets some interesting commentary from the peanut gallery.
F- If you missed the South Miami Art Fest this past weekend, 305 has a bunch of pictures for you.
So we ditched out the festival and drove to South Miami for the art festival. It's set up like the Carnival on the Mile, only with no stages and much smaller. I like both of these festivals because they are the opposite of the Coconut Grove Art Festival - smaller and less crowded.G- Serious Sharpie heaven from Miamism Pix.
We are in "perfect weather" season of Miami, with temperatures reaching into the upper 70s and low 80s, which makes walking around outside, not only bearable, but actually enjoyable.
H- Coconut Grove Grapevine has a wrap-up and a slideshow of BarCamp Miami, which was held in the Grove this past weekend.
Attendees listened to impromptu seminars on anything tech-based from "How to make money blogging (good one for me); to how to upload photos to certain websites. There was so much social networking being talked and Tweeted (on Twitter), it was hard to keep up.I- The South Florida Traveler shares their impressions of The Palms Hotel on South Beach after a weekend stay.
Welcome to The Palms. As soon as you enter the doors, you are promptly greeted. First impressions were great. Clean entrance, spacious interiors and smiling faces were perfect to kick my stay off. I immediately went up to my room. Although, we were located steps away from the elevator, I didn’t notice it being noisy.J- The very conservative East Florida Gazette Online offers a very predictable solution to America's under performing public schools.
The rooms were spacious enough where I didn’t feel cramped and the view was incredible. We were in an oceanside room and right outside our window a young couple was getting married in the gazebo. It was a perfect setup for the 50 or so people in attendance, and I’m sure we were not the only ones sneaking in a look of their celebration and smiling.
The way the reform education is not to shrink the school week. The way to reform education is sever the artificial bondage of schooling with zip codes and government-run school districts. Open up the flood gates of competition and innovation with school choice and education scholarships. Why should a parent be forced to subsidize inferior schools with their tax dollars? Should not the money the state spends on each student, go to where that student attends?