Well, South Florida got a good rinsing last night, didn't it? The SFDB Weekend Widget in the right sidebar has been updated this morning and is ready for your review as is your Saturday morning Sift. If you don't have a lot of time this morning, do yourself a favor and make sure you at least catch Eye on Miami's post that I highlighted in [G]. It's a good one.
A- Some Blogging Guy posts a gorgeous photo from God's Country.
B- Suntanned Mumford has more info on the plans for a redesigned Design District.
The core of DACRA’s plan is the current Plumer Alley, which is the pedestrian alley adjacent to Oak Plaza. Plumer Alley will be extended from 42nd Street to 38th, creating a pedestrian street that stretches the full north/south length of the district. At both ends property has been secured for a department store, each potentially 3 stories in height.C- Today is Record Store Day, so Salty Eggs asks South Florida record store owners and "vinylheads" their Top 5 choice purchases for the day.
D- Blogging Black Miami uses a racist tweet they received to motivate them.
You know how business owners frequently post the first dollar they made? Well, I saved this tweet. It doesn't make me angry, it motivates me to do more... better... faster. Peace.E- Swampstyle posts some thoughts on 420 Day while Eat It, Miami thinks about this year's Memorial Day weekend on Miami Beach.
A lot of the Miami Beach residents we know leave town for the weekend. If you are sticking around, please be forewarned that the traffic will be extra hellacious. Hopefully it's worth it, and no one gets hurt this year.F- We Robot 2012 starts today at UM and Discourse provides all the links for you to find out more about this event.
G- Eye on Miami has some poignant thoughts about the passing of musician Levon Helm.
The other day on the phone with friends we were talking about Levon Helm. One mentioned seeing The Band at Woodstock. I told the story of being a young high schooler at the time, about to sneak out into a car filled with older friends who were honking in front of my house, on the way to start the eight hour drive to upstate New York. My father came out and pulled me from the car. That's how I missed Woodstock. Too young to go. But not too young, now, to feel the passing of Levon Helm.