We're over the hump and on the slide into the weekend, readers. The SFDB Weekend Widget has woken up in the right sidebar and is also getting ready for what seems to be a pretty busy weekend. Enjoy your evening Sift, folks.
A- Gun Free Zone reminds us that 911 is not magic and to consider everything before using it.
Contrary to what people think, 9-1-1 is not a magic series of numbers that will bring peace and perfection to the world. Nor is it an instantaneous device that will protect you and save you from evils and accidents. 9-1-1 is a phone number where you call to make a notification of a crime in progress (or finished) or to request emergency medical services. You are not guaranteed the cessation of a crime or automatic lifesaving.B- Suntanned Mumford shares a couple photos of some kind of bicycle parking system at the University Metrorail station.
C- Under the Sun posts an audio piece that spotlights a book on immigration written by Florida journalist Saundra Amrhein.
Under the Sun host Alicia Zuckerman interviews Amrhein, along with Cleto “Sundy” Chazares, a former migrant worker based in Wauchula,Florida He’s now the principal of Simmons Career Center in Plant City, Florida. He was recently honored with a “High Principal of the Year” award by the Hillsboro Counselors Association.D- Searching for Signs advocates praying for Fidel Castro.
Amrhein discusses why she wrote the book and how she balanced journalism with advocacy.
What this DOES NOT represent is an appeasement, compromise or excuse for Castro’s actions. Unfortunately, that’s the way we too often see the act of forgiving as. The Catholic Church calls it reconciliation for a reason: to be reconciled with God through the accepting and admission of one’s sins, receiving of grace and the penance received and accomplished.E- NYY Steak at the Seminole Casino in Coconut Creek gets a thumbs up from Jeff Eats.
F- Florida Keys Girl reviews Camille's, one of my favorite restaurants in Key West
.Both entrees were cooked perfectly, were large, but not absurd and most importantly, left me saying things like “mmmmmmmmmmmm…hmmmmmmmhmmmmm….” (That was me talking with my mouth full. What I meant is “Ohmygosh, this is so good. I can’t stop eating it. Why have we never been here for dinner before?”)G- Leave it to South Florida Lawyers to catch a Miami Herald story about Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathleen Rundle loaning some lawyer $50K.
H- Shorter Coconut Grove Grapevine...
I don't eat free food and drink and I'm pretty darned proud of it.I- FIU seems to be behind a push to develop Miami-Dade County to its limits, according to Eye on Miami.
FIU wants to move the Dade County Fair Grounds in order to expand, but it is clear that the powers-that-be want every last inch of open space and ag land built to the edge of Everglades National Park. If we had strong state authority, this nonsense wouldn't be tolerated. But we don't because Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida legislature are determined to surrender to thievery what we promised to protect so many years ago. Tough luck, Everglades.