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12 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 rfnttb ttt tttttft ntn nttrft ttttn tttttnttnttt tttn ftn tt ntttttntbrr fttt tttt tttt tttfftf tntt t tttttt fftnnffttt ntttt ttfttt tf tttttf tttt ttttnt ntt ttnbrnt tttntff PROPERTIES EXCLUSIVELY FOR SALE BY THE JACK CODEN GROUPWE HAVE A HOME FOR EVERY BUDGET! of ff tnn tt ttftt ntt tttt rfntbnffrbnfn Raymond Cuts to the ChaseRegarding Erik Bojnanskys story about North Miami Beach (City in Chaos, August 2018): Great article. Raymond F. Marin AventuraDespotism 101: Lessons on Attacking the MessengerBT readers Michael Rosen and Rachel Weiss are disappointed in Jack Kings Big Ego, No Brains column (July 2018). Rosen expected nothing but unbiased truth (from an opinion column? Rosen even correctly identi found Kings views disgusting and representing blatant disrespect [for] our POTUS. join Rosen and Weiss in recogniz ing King as having apparently liberal political leanings. I do, too, and Im not personally complaining. Then again, I wouldnt complain if King had apparently conservative leanings. Hes entitled to his opinions, and I dont mind knowing what they are. Maybe I happen to agree, and maybe I dont. So? King didnt lie, as do Donald Trump and the Fox News crew. He just stated his opinions. But these two BT readers are more incensed than just complaining that someone has political leanings that are different from theirs. Rosen names the problem: [King] compares a lackluster president to the catastrophe and abuse of...the Holocaust. And quoting Weiss again, she is disturbed about what she experiences as disrespect. Good for Rosen, supporter/apologist that he is, for recognizing at least that Trump is lackluster. He doesnt ex plain what he means or address the fact that Trump has no political perspective (or what his real agenda is). But theres a huge difference between the Donald Trump of 2014-2018 and the Nazi ma chine of the 1940s. Beginning in 1933, what became the Nazis of the 1940s looked very much like the Trump movement of recent years. Those early Nazis didnt have concentration camps. They had rallies and marches, and they worked to whip up prejudice and hatred. They chose segments of the population and demonized them as the causes of all the problems the Germans were having. If I can make assumptions about people named Rosen and Weiss, it seems to me odd that they dont know that. They need to refresh themselves on Niemollers poem: First they came for the Socialists.... Jack King said what he had to say. If youre a Trump supporter, you dont like it. Or youre embarrassed that King was right. If thats your problem, you go dont attack the messenger or try to dis credit him as disrespectful, or produc ing fake news. Thats Despotism 101. And anyone who imagines that the Second Amend ment is intended to protect the public from the government should realize that the First Amendment, the one that comes before the Second Amendment, is there for the same reason. Jack King, and the BT provide an essential service at a time when people need to recognize that Trump is at best lackluster, and that he isnt wearing any clothes. Its not politically cor rect, in the eyes of people like Rachel Weiss, but its vital to the survival of democracy. Fred Jonas Biscayne ParkReprint Redux: The Biscayne Corridors Sad StagnationReading Ken Jetts Upper Eastside column Giddy for This Shorecrest Vision (May 2018), which was original ly published in 2014, made me wonder if you guys are trying to enlighten loyal Biscayne Times readers as to how little improvement the Upper Eastside has seen since the questionable and dirtily politicized 35-foot height restriction was imposed in the MiMo Historic District. If thats the case, I would suggest you republish Shane M. Grabers column Give Us Five More Feet, which was originally published in June 2016. This acute article clearly predicts and explains the real causes of the sad stagnation we are witnessing today in our part of the Biscayne Corridor. Â Jo rge Sanchez Palm GroveHe Wont Rewrite History Editors note: We received the following letter long ago from local historian Seth Bramson, who is well known for his books on the history of local municipalities. The letters length kept exceeding Commentary: LETTERS Continued on page 14
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14 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 publication constraints, but we held on to it, hoping to use it one day. With this months Community News story on one of the shortest chapters in the history of Aventura city government (see page 38), that day has arrived. This is a thank you to John Dorschner for a well-written, evenhanded, and factually presented article (The Lens of History, November 2016) on my book on Aventuras his tory, From Marshes and Mangroves to Cityscapes and High-Rises Sometimes stuff happens, and of the 26 books I have written and which have been published so far, only two were decided against by a city manager, and, yes, I am currently working on eight more books simultaneously, in cluding two biographies, the history of Miami Beach High School, the history of Greater Miami during World War II, and the remaining four all Henry Flagler or transportation-related. Although the Miami Beach city manager canceled my contract, I neither took legal action nor made any negative comments; the same with the Aventura city manager. Dorschner noted that the Aven tura book is positive regarding the citys history. And it is. But certain unhappy events, such as the murder of the speedboat king, Don Aronow, and the lawsuit referred to in the books epilogue [brought against the city by Murphy] and noted by Dorschner, had to be included in a history book, for they a part of the citys history. In regard to Miami Beach, I was contracted to write a history, not a ager were very clear that they wanted a complete history of the city, and that is what they were given. As a historian and the senior collector of Florida East Coast Railway, Florida transportation memorabilia, Miami memorabilia, and Floridiana in America, I write only facts and truth. Unfortunately, some may be un happy with those facts and that truth; but, for example, the fact and truth is that Julia Tuttle never, ever sent orange blossoms to Mr. Flagler to get him to extend the railroad to Biscayne Bay. That fable was debunked as early as 1913 in a promotional booklet issued by the then-incorporated Vil lage of Coconut Grove, in which they clearly stated that the story is wonder fully romantic but it is simply not true, the facts being simple: Mr. Flagler extended the railroad to what, three months later, in July of 1896, would become Miami because Mr. and Mrs. Brickell gave him half of their land south of the (Miami) River and Mrs. Tuttle gave him half of her land north and yards. That was why the railroad was extended, not because Julia Tuttle sent him some orange blossoms. Another factual item is that I did not look for a publisher [for the book on Aventuras history] for three years. It was my great good fortune to have gotten to know Al Barg and Jeff Weis berg, publishers of the stunningly beau tiful national parks photo books when they were the photographers at Miami Jewish Health System. That cordiality led to a great friendship, and in discuss ing the book, they expressed an interest in publishing it. Once Myrna Mason (the daughter of the late Eugene Lebowitz, who in Pitts burgh and in the original purchase of what would become Aventura, was the partner of Harry Soffer, Dons father) became interested in seeing the book published, she stepped in, guaranteed the rest, as they say, is history. Seth H. Bramson Miami ShoresCorrectionsThe August 2018 cover story City in Chaos incorrectly reported that former North Miami Beach mayor George Vallejo used $13,237 from the Florid ians For Progress political committee for personal expenses. The money was drawn from Vallejos 2015 re-election campaign account. The story also should have included an explanation from lobbyist and con sultant Keith Donner that the Infusion soft subscription charged to his credit card and used by Vallejo was actually Donners personal account. A corrected version of the story is available at BiscayneTimes.com. In the Community News story New Kids on the Block (August 2018), Miami Shores Councilman Steve Zel Commentary: LETTERS LettersContinued from page 12
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16 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Commentary: MIAMIS KING They Come, They Go Opportunists look to reshape the Grove againBy Jack King BT ContributorIve been living in the Grove for the past 35 years. Before that, I spent ten years moving in and out of the Grove, just gave up and moved in for good. On August 9, the Miami Herald ran an article that highlighted changes in the Grove and what it says will be the First, I didnt know we needed to be saved. And second, I never knew that an I found the Herald article to be verbose, and I take issue with some of the information presented in it. The headline was particularly stupid: CocoWalk: Miamis original hotspot has lost its spunk. tell that the Herald is headquartered in Doral. Plus, the article included few comments from people who actually live and work in the Grove. Most of the comments were from developers who came from elsewhere and wanted to make money as fast as they could and get the hell out before the Grove ate them alive, as it tends to do with people who dont know the neighborhood. Heres a little Grove history for you: In the 40 years that Ive been around here, Ive witnessed countless people come to the Grove with money and grandiose ideas, who want to tell us whats wrong with the Grove and, of course, they have just the plan to make the Grove a better place, and, of course, theyll make a lot of money in the process. More times than not, it doesnt work and we get stuck with some weird building that no one likes and that proves to be useless. Generally, it takes years to building, but most often someone new buys the property, tears the building down, and then puts up something new. The Herald article says that the Grove is falling behind all the other new cool areas in Miami, like Wynwood and Brickell. Well, I have been to Wynwood many times, and it certainly does have much more commercial area than the Grove but we have much more residential area. And then developer Michael Comras is quoted in the article. I dont think years ago was a place anyone wanted to be, he says. In two years, it will be transformed. It will be vibrant. A place where people want to go. All thats happening, its lifting the whole village. Oh yeah, Michael? Tell us about it. One business sector in which we are a clear leader: failed restaurants. But not for the reasons you might think. Every good, bad, and ugly restaurant wants to be in the Grove. At least six have closed in just the past six months. Our failed restaurants always seem to serve the kind of overpriced bad food tourists can be suckered into buying. Theres no chance of locals eating there. One current franchise restaurant is at least trying to attract its neighbors. Its called Poke Bowl and has weird mix of food. They werent doing well until they put two things on the menu that Groveites really love: ice cream and wine. However, we have restaurants that have been here for more than 30 years and show no sign of leav ing. We also have ones that closed 20, 30 years ago, and have no sign of reopening as anything. And just look at the population county population in 1970 was 1.25 million. Now it is 2.8 million. In 1970 the population of Coconut Grove was an estimated 17,000. In 2018, it is 21,200. Just last month I wandered around new place, with great stores and great restaurants. However, it is all inside and for some reason, I dont like being indoors all the time. Thats why I like the Grove. crazy and it has no water. Two of the things I love about the Grove: being outside and having Biscayne Bay. How many places in Miami, or South Florida for that matter, offer their residents such close proximity to sun and water? I dont doubt that there will many more experts who will wander into the Grove and show us what we can do to make the Grove a better place. And just as we always do, well study what theyre proposing. If their plans are any good, the people will come. If they are bad, the Grove will chew them up and spit them out. And then well go on our merry way, laughing in the sunshine. Feedback: email@example.com Build it, watch it fail, tear it down, repeat.BT photo by Jack King
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18 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Our Sponsors: SEPTEMBER 2018 BT ContributorSummer seems endless in Miami. The only brightly colored leaves that fall here are the pages of the calendar. When they read September, we know its time to enjoy the pleasures of autumn such as it is for us. So begins arts season at the Adri (1300 Biscayne Blvd., 305-949-6722), which has a and Qu Pasa, U.S.A.? Today just in tember 8, the center hosts ArtsLaunch 2018, a free celebration to kick off the arts season. The day includes familyfriendly activities, mini performances, dance classes, readings, interactive workshops, kids activities, food and beverage vendors, live bands and DJs, tours of the center, and more. Visit www. arshtcenter.org for details and to RSVP for chef demonstrations with kitchen master Brad Kilgore. Congratulations to returning ad vertiser Saint Marthas Concerts, which is opening its new season with a new name and a new venue. Earlier this year, (305-458-0111, www.marthamaryconcerts.org) moved performances to the Corpus Christi Catholic Church (3220 NW 7th Ave.). Some concerts will be inside the church while others will be in the neighboring Chapel of La Merced. Expect the same high-quality music, but in a grander concert, A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, is Sunday, November 4, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are still exceptionally well-priced at $15 and $25, but consider season tickets. Ample, secure parking is free. (274 NE 67th St., 305-751-2550) returns to our pages to alert BT readers to a new exhibit showcasing Gustavo Acosta. The Havana-born painters Structural Narratives series of 24-by-24 paintings, which opens on Saturday, September 8, examines power relationships through the representations of the isolation of architectural spaces, inviting conjecture as to what is happening within them. PAAP was launched in 2001 to bring attention to underexposed artists from the Americas, particularly the Caribbean. At the (3385 NE 188th St., 877-3117469) parents can purchase a four-show subscription to the Family Fun Series. The kids gain an introduction to musical theater as they watch their favorite storybook characters come to life. Although Giggle, Giggle, Quack is weeks away, on Saturday, October 20, tickets are going quickly. The rest of the series features Your Alien The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Stuart Little show, enjoy pre-show activities, and even receive a chocolate treat. Musicians and spoken-word artists, theres still time to sign up for the second annual Sounds of Bayside at (401 Biscayne Blvd., 305-577-3344). A panel of locally and nationally recognized celebrities and industry professionals will serve as judges for this competition. Winners receive paid gigs among other prizes. The event takes place on Wednesday, September 26, at 4:00 p.m. and is open to the public. Send your audition samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cant hum a tune, but you still want to be part of the local entertainment scene? Do you think your talent may instead be in running a nightclub, bar, or restaurant? Then attorney (407 Lincoln Rd., Suite 2A, Miami Beach; 305-672-7772, x 206) has a skill the whole rigmarole involved in permitting a location that offers beer, wine, or sprits perhaps even better than the bureaucrats who stand between you and your dream. One call will save you time and money, so start dialing. September is National Prostate Health Month, making it a great time to learn about risk factors and symptoms. Dont be afraid of a screening. s skilled urolo gists offer the latest treatment options, which means a faster recovery with minimal discomfort for a wide array of medical issues. Call 305-674-CARE to schedule a visit with any of the centers Continued on page 22BizBuzz Sales, special events, and more from the people who make Biscayne Times possible
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22 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com August 2017 For the Love of AudioVintage stereo consoles are making a comeback with collectors and hipsters, but theyve been Roy Wrights business all along By Gaspar GonzlezPhotos by Silvia Ros
24 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 I hear the music coming from inside Beta Electronics almost before Im out of my car. Even competing with the sound of that anthem from the Age of Peace and Love but Ive never heard this particu Royland Wright Roy to his friends and customers spinning the record on a player. I hear theyre valuable now. Ive me in. I get closer and see that the record on the turntable is James Lasts The Love Album Last is a German composer and heavy sound acquired a following in in particular. its too hot for a cup of the Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee Roy usually brews while stereo consoles seeming relics of a bygone era. But not here. See that one wood-grained Silvertone console. This young fellow decided to overhaul it for Company; Sears hasnt sold Silvertone individual stereo components began to Roy says the turntable needs a new on/ of a choice. Thats because Roy Wright may just be the only person in Miami-Dade County Beach counties still repairing vintage I when my one-year-old son became that spun round and round inside his grandparents stereo console could pro duce such magical sounds. Hed eyed the tall enough to reach over the side of the The sound of the needle scraping across process of removing the turntable for further turntable the plastic port where the power (Plastic components do not age well; the less wasnt a family heirloom; my parents had acquired it from a friend only a few years earlier. But we had all become comfort Roy Wright: Im just focusing on stereos, consoles, vacuum-tube sets not many people do that anymore. Continued on page 26
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26 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 old records during family dinners and player essentially turning the Motorola shop had been located in North Miami recently moved north. Les turned out to be a nice old guy unit humming as long as possible: Dont turn off the turntable in between records; belt comes from starting up the record doom: The number you have called is not in service. to call it quits? I searched the Internet to see if Everything Audio had relocated yet searched for Les by name. Nothing. I thought the hard part was going on vintage console components. Id been told Everything Audio was one of the last had mentioned the other ones. Were there other ones? strategic search for local audio repair shops before the ascendance of the CD and the pretty much the same answer from each one: Console turntable? We havent seen one in years. We dont have anyone who does that anymore. We used to get those all the time, but, you know, these days. And then there was: Why dont you just buy a new record player? AudioContinued from page 24 Continued on page 28At age 15 he began a correspondence course in electronic fundamentals. His diploma, from 1962, hangs in his shop today.
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28 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 name of anyone who could help me. got around to Beta Electronics. The name man who answered. those big pieces people used to have in Thats how I met Roy. drop off my turntable. The shop is located an auto-body shop and the highway. A be more than 28 or so. He had the cabinet Roy assessed the damage to my turnta ble and said there were two ways to go: He or he could see about dropping another console as close to original as possible and Id help him by going on eBay and torola turntable we could cannibalize. That search eventually led me to a guy named up to Broward. The trip also convinced me that my newfound stereo repairman really might Continued on page 30 AudioContinued from page 26Conrad-Johnson and McIntosh ampliers, Harman Kardon components, and a Marantz receiver from the early 1970s all await repair.
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30 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 party setting down a glass on it. (Never that faded in and out. Dave said if I bought the stereo from Roy Wrights entrance into the with the dawn of the golden age of audio. Certainly there were record players before that the phonograph century but what people spun on them bore only a passing resemblance to the records most of us remember from our childhoods. standard ten-inch 78 rpm record poputechnology boom in the late 40s would change almost everything else about the way people listened to music. record. It was made of lightweight vinyl music per side. The companys inaugural popular-music LP release was The Voice of Frank Sinatra especially good use of the new technology; together songs of a similar mood to memo Songs for Swingin Lovers In the Wee Continued on page 32 AudioContinued from page 28 Turntable from a vintage console stereo: Search for scarce replacement parts, or maybe drop another turntable into the console.
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32 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Small Hours Come Dance With Me Growing up in Kingston during that musical culture. I grew up listening to to Beethoven and Bach and those boys be cause thats what the radio stations would And music wasnt only on the radio. In the Calypso Recorded music pouring out and maintaining the machines that carried those sounds around the globe was an mechanically inclined. We had a family in an audio store in Kingston: We sold He also began a correspondence course in electronic fundamentals from RCA Insti in his shop today. that sold Grundig radios and remained for Manhattan. After two years in New AudioContinued from page 30 Anthony Jackowitch: The craftsmanship of the cabinets, the audio components Magnavox was way ahead of its time. Jackowitchs 1972 Magnavox Imperial Armoire houses a built-in television set, record player, AM/FM receiver, and full speakers. Continued on page 34
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34 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 and 32nd Street. They were big Hi-Fi Associates wasnt your aver technology lab. In addition to selling stereo developed colored light displays for dance for hot-rod races. sociates engineers and techs wore white lab employees referred to him that way. he opened Beta Electronics on NW 27th Dade Colleges North Campus. He moved vacuum-tube sets not many people do ful not to step on the gray-striped stray classical-music station WKCP-FM. The one of those people. Not every job is brought to him by a hardcore audiophile. Pointing to a Fisher not any great thing. But he came all the ment must be driving the renewed interest in console stereos. Roy notes that hes seen more and more of them the past three years. People inherit them from he says. And they just want to get them A me about his latest console acquisi commercial property agent. I got it from a woman in Miami Beach who was moving in with her son and had to downsize. She His infatuation with his aunts stereo and a childhood spent living upstairs from an uncle who ran a TV and radio repair shop out of his home eventually made a the Motorola turntable switch. He cur Blending seamlessly with the modern brings to mind the full-color magazine in middleand upper-class American homes. rative storage table. Until you open the doors and out slides a record player. Along hidden in an armoire-shaped cabinet. Then theres the jewel of the collec the-art when it premiered. Its remote AudioContinued from page 32 Recessed Magnavox turntable plays 78 rpm and 45 rpm records, as well 33 rpm long play albums, and stacks them as well. Continued on page 36
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36 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 He bought it last year from a woman on Craigslist. It hadnt been turned on it on which I shouldnt have and I There are 20 tubes in this thing all heat up a house Hes not sure how many consoles hell accumulate the size of his home serves as a restraint but it wont be nearly as many as a friend and fellow collector in Tennessee: There apparently are many collectors place for those who share a devotion to that YouTube videos dedicated to the care and owners lovingly showing off their prized to become a collector. I ended up buying Plantation. (Turned out the problem with which happens with old solid-state units. Roy replaced the caps and the unit now re her it would go beautifully in our library. more consoles or where I would put sionally straying onto eBay and the South Its pretty obvious Ive succumbed. But to what? The same combination of I assume drives a lot of other console began with old 45s and LPs passed down own youthful record buying. I still own pop albums on vinyl. (That would be the Polices Synchronicity Thriller Born in the U.S.A. Princes Purple Rain got around to buying it. Every song got so Digitally downloading music is con dropping the needle on it. It was a ritual. And the sound was richer. Warmer. Fuller. (I realize theres a strenuous debate between vinyl lovers and digital download ers over this very point. And while Im not to the downloaders: If you cant tell the ers those other icons of the analog age never really went away. Even after the preferred the format because the grooves their late 20s and early 30s as a way to differentiate their buying and listening habits from the digital masses. Now all that underground energy around vinyl seems to be bubbling to the surface. According to a recent article in the New York Times that sort of thing were up 50 percent in January of 2012 over January 2011. Boys have recently released vinyl albums. Even the creators of TVs Mad Men got in on the revival this past season by having to TV husband Don Draper during a that vintage consoles have also made a play Roy Wright is sitting across the table from me at Ventura Restaurant in North far from his shop. Hes having a large bowl story about the time a few months ago he away with it until I overheard her telling and Veda have two grown daughters one granddaughters. Its one of the reasons he past few years. Partly thats because a lot of people just assume theres no one left for vintage audio collectors and saw that some guy in mid-America was saying He says hes going to hang in there a radios and record players his whole life Roy speculates. Maybe customers will wouldnt want someone to come by and Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org AudioContinued from page 34 Jackowitch owns one of these 1960s drum tables, which look decorative until you open the doors and out slides a record player.
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38 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORPiled Higher and DeeperMassive sargassum invasion may be the new normal Shes No HeAventuras new city manager lasted just six months BT ContributorTourists werent the only ones alarmed to see the heaps of sargassum seaweed washed up on local beaches this summer. Although shorelines have been buried in seaweed in years past, marine scientists are asking why the sargassum invasions are occurring more often now, over far wider areas, and with devastating consequences. Sargassum is a brown algae (a type of worldwide. Two species that thrive in the North Atlantic are holopelagic meaning that Sargassum natans and Sargassum spend their entire life-cycles grapes, and are the two species we regu larly see on Florida beaches. Out on the open ocean, the plants windrows that act as refuges for more BT Senior WriterWhen Susan Grant was hired by Aventura, she was just the second city manager in its history. Her predecessor, Eric Soroka, had been Aventuras founding city manager, and held the position for more than 21 years. Grant lasted less than six months. On June 25, she resigned owing to unforeseen circumstances. Joanne Carr, previously the citys community development director, is now the interim city manager. Soroka, who was already earning $6250 a month from Aventura as a consultant overseeing the development of that citys future high school, was also rehired as a budget consultant, for which he was paid an additional $4375 monthly between June and September. On September 20, the Aventura City Commission will hold an early-morning Grants replacement, says Mayor Enid Weisman. The municipal recruitment Continued on page 42 Continued on page 44South Beach, July 4: Although generally harmless, swimmers often complain the seaweed is itchy, smelly, and unsightly. Happier times: Susan Grant with Eric Soroka soon after her appointment to succeed Soroka as Aventura City Manager. BT photo by Margaret Grifs BT photo by Erik Bojnansky
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 39 BT Senior WriterI his sister got stuck for three and a half hours in an elevator at the Flagler Dog Track in Little Havana. He was just four years old at the time. His sister was three. Now its 2018. Flagler Dog Track is called Magic City Casino. Live greyhound races were discontinued here at the end of June, but Magic City Casino still has 800 slot machines and 25 poker tables that include no-limit poker games with buy-ins between $50 and $20,000. The former greyhound track has become a park that sometimes hosts food truck events. The casinos Stage 305 concert room doubles as a jai alai court, where hired athletes, including former University of Miami football players, use cestas against a wall at speeds approaching 150 miles per hour. vice president at Magic City Casino, majority-owned by his family since the to be right by the elevator where he and his sister got stuck decades ago. Thirtysix years later, he says while pointing at the elevators silver steel doors, I have yet to ride that elevator again. Havenick doesnt have time to wait for elevators anyway. Hes busy expandhelping run Magic City Casino, at 450 NW 37th Ave., along with his mother, sister, and three brothers, Havenick is trying to bring slot machines to another establishment the family owns, the Naples-Fort Myers Greyhound Track in And hes planning to operate a new entertainment center, up to 100,000 ter neighborhood just north of downtown, high-rise condominiums. It will include a comedy club, at least one restaurant managed by Menin Hospitality (which runs 15 hotels, restaurants, and Continued on page 40 Izzy Havenick: We did everything right, and because a couple of people werent happy, we may lose the right to do something. The city got bullied by a couple of billionaires. At Magic City Casino, slot machines generated $80.7 million in gross revenue during the 2016-2017 scal year.On Edge Over GamblingMagic City Casinos owners and the City of Miami may soon come to legal blows over a proposed jai alai fronton and poker room in EdgewaterBT photo by Andriana Mereuta BT photo by Andriana Mereuta
gambling. On July 3, West Flagler Associates, that allows the family to operate a jai within a seven-acre property assembled by Crescent Heights developer Russell Galbut. Havenicks facility is slated to be built at 3195 NE 2nd Ave., according to pending demolition permits obtained by the BT Havenick says the project will be built by Galbut as part of a larger project. Were a tenant, he says. Neither Galbut nor anyone from Menin Hospitality, which is owned by Galbuts nephews Keith Menin and Jared Galbut, responded to inquiries from the BT ment center he wants to run in Edgewater wont be a casino because it wont include games of chance namely slot machines. Instead, he explains, itll be a pari-mutuel business because on the performance of players during jai alai matches, much the same way people bet on horses at horse tracks and greyhounds at dog tracks. (Since the late 1980s, poker games have been permitted However, the prospect of gambling has perturbed some Edgewater residents, as well as a few prominent businessmen, such as car dealership magnate Norman Craig Robins. The proposed jai alai fronton and poker room would be less than a mile from the Design District and mere 1600 feet from where the Related Group is building four Paraiso condo towers. Opponents of gambling doubt the Havenicks promise not to install slot machines and fear the operation will social problems. In response to those concerns, Miami City Commissioners passed a resolution July 26, indicating their intenwill require new gambling venues to be That ordinance, which will be co-sponsored by commissioners Ken Russell and 40 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR EdgewaterContinued from page 39 During the 2016-2017 scal year, the Magic City poker room only brought in $8.6 million. Amendment 3 on the November ballot would require statewide voter approval to open casinos with bank games like blackjack.BT photo by Andriana Mereuta BT photo by Andriana Mereuta
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 41 Willy Gort, is expected to be presented to city commissioners in September. Currently, the City of Miami has gambling facilities can be located. Two istrators one dated August 2012 and the other dated January 2018 stated that gambling is a form of entertainentertainment uses. land permits entertainment uses as of right that is, without any action needed from the Miami City Commisletters that enabled his family to obtain the jai alai permit. That will change if the city commission approves the ordinance sponsored by Russell and Gort. When that happens, the Havenicks will be required to present their plans to commissioners for approval at a public hearing. Theyll need four and risk a veto from the mayor. fair, or legal. He says his family spent more than $1 million on legal fees over the course of six years in order to obtain that jai alai permit. The Havenick familys legal team, moves forward with the ordinance. We did everything right, and because a couple of people werent happy, we may lose the right to do something, Havenick complains, referadds, The city got bullied by a couple of billionaires. the July 26 city commission meeting, says its the Havenicks who are being unfair. Helfman argues that the family will tarnish an up-and-coming neighborhood with gambling. Edgewater has become a much more livable place, he worst examples of entertainment that could be put there. John Sowinski, an Orlando-based political consultant and anti-casino activist, worries that the poker room and jai alai fronton could become a gateway Continued on page 43 At Magic Citys jai alai fronton, spectators can place pari-mutuel wagers on the outcome of matches.BT photo by Andriana Mereuta Jai alai cesta and helmet: The game originated in Spains Basque country some 400 years ago.BT photo by Andriana Mereuta
42 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORwhich assisted Aventura last year in its will help again. Grant, who had recently moved from her previous home in Coral Springs to Aventura, didnt initiate her resignation. As revealed by audio recordings released by the city, Aventura commissioners were conducting a performance review of Grants short tenure during a June 21 workshop. Thats when the mayor and six commissioners decided they didnt want her to continue as their city manager. Among the reasons: Susan Grant is not Eric Soroka. We were spoiled by Eric, admitted Commissioner Robert Shelley during the meeting. Under her separation agreement with the city, Grant received $84,620 in one lump sum, as well as compensation for 108 hours of unused vacation and sick time. Grant couldnt be reached for comment. Her Facebook page notes that she traveled to South Africa and Europe following her departure from the city. BT had reached her, she likely would not have said much. Under the terms of her separation agreement, she is not allowed to disparage Avenlikewise barred from disparaging her. Its because of the separation agreement that Weisman declines to discuss the citys divorce with Grant. Im not at liberty to discuss it, the mayor says, although she does tell the BT that Grant handled the news very professionally. A graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelors degree in ac counting, Grant worked for the City of Coral Springs for 26 years, starting as deputy city manager. During her tenure at Coral Springs, she helped oversee the citys charter school and invested taxpayer dollars in various capitalimprovement projects. 58 other competitors for the Aventura assumed when Soroka stepped down in January 2018 (see Sorokas Long GoodDuring the June workshop, when Aventuras mayor and commissioners discussed Grants performance, they noted that she was easy to get along with. I found the manager extraordinarily accessible, said Commissioner Howard Weinberg. I thought after Eric that its impossible to reach someone the way you can reach Eric because he always very responsive and what Im particularly impressed with is her ability to run with the ball any time someone in the community has an issue. Personally, I really like her, added something Soroka was renowned for. It budget that enabled Aventura to have the lowest property tax rates in Miami-Dade County, just $1.73 for every $1000 of assessed property value. In her capital budget, Grant proposed allocating more than $3.3 million from the citys reserve fund over the course of two years in order to pay for items like new computers, a new roof for city hall, safety enhancements at community centers, new vehicles, new sidewalks, restroom improvements in city parks, city hall, and Aventuras K-8 charter school, and various other improvements. In her budget, Grant reasoned that the city could reimburse the reserve fund later, since Aventura was projected to see a seven percent increase in property values in the 2019-2020 That optimistic way of thinking made Commissioner Marc Narotsky nervous. My main concern is the long-term his colleagues. And when you come in and change comes from the reserves and we are banking on a seven percent increase in revenue, to me thats already Commissioner Robert Shelley noted that Aventuras property values havent increased all that much this AventuraContinued from page 38 Continued on page 46
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 43 casino with slot machines. The growth of poker and jai alai is the camels nose under the tent for slot machines, he predicts. Not true, counters Havenick. For one thing, slot machines arent legal at that location, he says. And even if they do become legal later on, Havenick says his family is willing to promise never to add slot machines at that location, and theyre willing to put that in writing. I offered to commit to that without being asked by the city, he says, but it fell on deaf ears. Sowinski has a hard time believing Havenick. After all, the Havenick family has been trying since 2012 to bring currently has a poker room along with live dog racing. West Flagler Associates has also given $525,000 so far to a political committee called Vote No on 3 that the Havenick family formed to defeat Amendment 3, a proposed EdgewaterContinued from page 41 Continued on page 45 Players hurl the hard ball, covered in goat skin, at speeds of 150 miles per hour and more. BT photo by Andriana Mereuta
44 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 than 120 species of marine life including endangered sea turtles, game and even some creatures that spend rainforests. These ribbons of seaweed occupy only thin layers at the top of the water column, a few feet at most, but the communities they support extend far below. Fishermen know that a quick shake of a clump can produce tiny shrimp, crabs, which can be used as bait for the bigger game lurking several meters below. To protect this crucial habitat, the United States government imposes strict limitations on removing sargassum from federally protected waters. Although generally harmless to humans, swimmers will often complain that the seaweed is itchy, smelly, and ashore helps stop beach erosion by as it can be to humans, the seaweed is an integral part of marine and coastal environments. Lapointe, Ph.D., a research professor and oceanographer at Florida Atlantic Unithere, he tells the BT referring to the the unique features of the North Atlantic Ocean and Sargasso Sea and all the sum habitat. The Gulf Stream usually carries the seaweed quickly past South Florida beaches unnoticed, but if the currents and winds are in alignment, the sargassum can be driven right toward the coastline, as it was in mid-June and early July. The amount varies greatly from year to year, but summer is considered sargassum season here. Its been that way forever, says retired lifeguard Seth Rosenthal. Rosenthal has been guarding South Florida beaches since 1974. He was a tirement in 2004. Sometimes, the winds are blowing in a certain direction; it brings all that stuff in, he says. After the rough, rough days, all that seaweed would get washed in. Then the wind would stop and the seaweed would just be sitting there on the water. It was terrible for us, recalls Rosenthal. If we had to go in the water to save someone or go take a swim, that stuff was nasty. Itd be all over the place. Rosenthal recounts that beachcleaning crews would turn out daily while he was a lifeguard, using heavy seaweed mounds. Today crews are more cautious about removing beached seaweed. Careless handling can destroy endangered turtle eggs and accelerate beach erosion. A cursory glance at photo and news archives reveals that these massive inundations have regularly happened at Miami beaches. Early 20th-century black-and-white photographs often display the telltale black lines of dried sargassum, and news accounts of inundations that rival this summers go back to the 1930s. However, Lapointe and other marine is tied to an unprecedented bloom occurring across the Atlantic basin, one that could signal increasing sargassum inundations in our future. Lapointe explains that there is compelling evidence that were seeing a longterm change here. Although he describes the Florida inundations as moderate, he adds, its having catastrophic effects in some places in the Caribbean. Over the past decade, sargassum has plagued the eastern Caribbean, where the seaweed was seen only in small amounts in the past. During 2011-2012, 2014-2015, and again in 2018, the inunfor residents of the Lesser Antilles. With blocked beaches and bays, the tourism The seaweed reportedly interfered with turtle hatchings and created dead plankton, among other sea life. Local governments in the Caribbean are clearing the beaches and inshore waters as best they can, an expensive undertaking for small island countries. Sargassum propagates asexually by breaking off buds, which can then grow rapidly. During winter and spring months, sargassum builds up in massive quantities in the nutrient-rich Gulf of Mexico. As the winds shift, the Gulfs Loop Current moves much of it out into the Gulf Stream. The seaweed is then carried in a bigger loop around the northern Atlantic Ocean by the North Atlantic Current, the Canary Current, the North Atlantic Caribbean Current before returning to the Gulf of Mexico. While on this journey, Lapointe believes the seaweed is coming into contact with new sources of nutrients, Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDOR Sargassum Continued from page 38 Continued on page 46A portion of the seaweed remains trapped in nutrient-sparse Sargasso Sea at the center of the North Atlantics circling currents. On the open ocean, the plants oat in miles-long windrows that act as refuges for more than 120 species of marine life. BT photo by Margaret Grifs
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 45 Florida constitutional amendment on the November 6 ballot that would require statewide voter approval prior to opening any new casinos with slot machines or bank games like roulette and blackjack anywhere in Florida. The idea that they dont want slot machines or wont attempt to get them where, says Sowinski, who is campaigning for the passage of Amendment 3. Havenick says he wants to add slot in order to compete with tribal casinos 20 miles away and because the endeavor was approved by a majority of Lee County residents. As for Edgewater, Havenick says his family members wont go back on their promise not to add slots because we live in the community. I live four blocks from this project, Although Amendment 3 would force the Havenicks to submit to a statewide referendum before bringing slot mano effect on a pari-mutuel operation without slot machines, Sowinski admits. In other words, if the Edgewater jai alai fronton, with its pari-mutuel betting, should ever be approved by the city, and its owners never seek slot machines, they wont need to seek additional approval from Florida voters statewide. Slot machines do rake in a lot of machines took in $8.6 billion, according to the states Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering. In comparison, poker rooms drew $157 million. (The statistics dont include revenue collected from slots or poker rooms at Seminole and MiccosuAt the Magic City Casino, slot machines generated $80.7 million in gross according to state records, while its poker room only brought in $8.6 million. Its the slot machines that critics of casino gambling mainly hate. Theyre the most addictive form of gambling and the owner, Sowinski says, adding that, aside from maintenance and repair, slot machines require few employees. as a game of skill, as well as betting on horse and dog races or jai alai matches is far less addictive than slots. Still, he asserts, lots of people have become addicted to betting on poker games. Havenick insists that Magic City Casino has been good for the community. The casino employs about a thousand people, he says. And the switch from dog racing (which Havenick says was losing has allowed him to employ former college athletes as jai alai players. Tamard Davis, a former UM football player who now works as a sports commentator and actor, is one of Magic Citys jai alai players. He says the game has provided former college athletes with new challenges and a steady income. Our starting salary is $43,000 a year, Davis says. Thats not including bonuses for winning matches. You can make between $90 to $100K within a Havenick also claims that Magic City Casino hires more off-duty cops from the Miami Police Department than any other business in Miami. That, Hain crime since the Flagler Dog Track got slot machines in October 2009. (Thereafter, Flagler Dog Track was renamed Havenick says he intends to hire offduty cops for Edgewater, too. And that neighborhood, Havenick argues, could use more cops on the street. Every Saturday morning, I take my kid to man shoot up something. Weve seen many prostitutes. People pooping. People vomiting. All sorts of stuff. The poker room and jai alai will be an asset, Havenick contends, because it will provide entertainment in an area where the only distractions are bars and restaurants. Its one more ame nity, he says. whose district includes Edgewater, believes that amenities like gambling should be discussed by the public and approved by the city commission. When someone has something as of right, neighbors have no say, no public hearing, Russell said at the July 26 commission meeting. A use like this should have a public hearing. Commissioner chairman Keon Hardemon, an attorney, worried that changing the rules now, after the Havenicks rfntbtntt btbtttftnt tf nbf nnfbbb rfnt b r f rrrn tbftb tttf nnbt nnffbrrtnnrt ttfrn n nfr fntn tttbb ttfbtb nttfrf ftf nnnfb rtfrrrf fr EdgewaterContinued from page 43 Continued on page 47
46 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 such as run-off from rivers in Africa and South America, upwelling from the deep sea, and even iron-rich Saharan dust. A fraction of the seaweed remains trapped in nutrient-sparse Sargasso Sea at the center of those circling currents, says Lapointe. And much of it beaches or sinks before beginning the cycle again. Ive been monitoring sargassum Lapointe, so I have a baseline from the 80s of its chemistry. I never would have in my wildest dreams believed that wed see global change happening today like we are seeing the blooms and the chang ing chemistry. There are a lot of us on this planet now, and we are having profound effects on the global nitrogen cycle. Lapointe has been measuring increas ing levels of the nutrients in seaweed, and all the evidence is pointing to increasing nitrogen driving that change. Indeed, nutrient pollution has long been consid ered one of the countrys most challeng ing environmental problems. While nitrogen and phosphorous are necessary for human life, excessive levels of these elements coming from entering the Mississippi River from as far north as Canada. When this excess exits the river system in the Louisiana Delta, it changes the seawater chemistry and alters the food chain, creating a multiply those consequences by every agricultural center/river system in the world. There are a lot of moving parts here, but we do know that this problem started in the Gulf of Mexico, says Lapointe. [The 1980s sargassum inundations in The connection with the nitrogen from the Mississippi matches the timeline. Then, he adds, theres the question of The massive amounts of seaweed hitting the Caribbean began about a year after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of the spill, a highly con troversial oil dispersant called Corexit was used in unprecedented quantities some 1.84 million gallons to mitigate the oil slick spread. Corexit ostensibly breaks down the oil into small droplets that natu rally occurring marine bacteria further degrade until the oil has been eliminated. Lapointe notes that nitrogen sources are used in major spills to quickly grow more oil-eating bacteria. If that was excess nitrogen fueled an explosion of sargassum, the effects of which were still seeing. Ive thought a lot about this, says Lapointe. How could this happen where it went from being a problem only in the Gulf of Mexico to suddenly Feedback: email@example.com Community News: BISCAYNE CORRIDORVarieties of sargassum collected from South Beach shorelines. SargassumContinued from page 44 AventuraContinued from page 42 said Shelley, a real estate developer. We went up just 1.5 percent. Weisman said the only time in her four years as mayor that money was taken from the reserves was to help pay for the development of the $15.5 mil lion charter high school. In the mayors opinion, with future revenue uncertain, Grant should have asked her department heads for proposed cuts not a wish list of new expenditures. She has never done a budget for a city, by my estimation, Weisman declared at the workshop, later adding, I million in budget reserves, you think, all right, take a couple million out of the Added Shelley: We dont have the con It wasnt just Grants approach to budgeting that received criticism. Comtendency to reply to multiple people on an e-mail inquiry, thereby allowing consend agendas before they were complete. Its very unprofessional that we immediately, the next day, theres the During the workshop, Weisman observed that Grant wasnt quite on top of things the way Soroka had been, either. Grant, Weisman recalled, failed to warn water in parts of Aventura a few months ago. Grant also tended to delegate, while Soroka took a more hands-on approach. You can call Eric at 4:00 a.m. hed be able to give you information, Weisman said. Not that Soroka was perfect. Commissioner Weinberg pointed out that Soroka didnt have assistant city managers under him, just department heads, and thus no clear second-incommand who could have taken over when he retired. If theres a failure of Eric, its that hes too good and there was no succession plan, no one in-house that was brought along, Weinberg said. For that reason, Weinberg added, Soroka owes us, and should step in and help out whoever is appointed interim city manager. Weisman said she was sure that Soroka would step in to help until a new city manager can be found. This is his baby, she said at the meeting. And Soroka did agree. Question is, Stephen Helfman doubts it. His law legal services for several South Florida cities, including Aventura. According to Helfman, the Soroka standard will be hard to beat. Helfman says. Soroka was one of the Just outstanding. Its not easy to replace someone like that. 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September 2018 Biscayne Times www.BiscayneTimes.com 47 obtained their permit, makes the city, litigation. I dont know if we want that just before his four colleagues on the commission voted for the resolution to create the gambling ordinance. to sue for monetary damages and even full casino rights if the city enacted the codes, and do so all the time. This is not unusual, he says. Havenick thinks the proposed ordinance singles him out. Why, ten years ago, when Genting came to town, why didnt anyone try to do anything partners reportedly made $61 million in Group purchased the old Omni Mall in Jimmy Tate and Sergio Rok paid $100 million for an Omni mortgage note four months earlier. Genting bought that note for $161 million. Within Miamis Omni area, less than a mile from the proposed Edgewater development, the Genting Group assembled 30 acres of land, including Omni Mall and the former Miami Herald property intending to build a casino resort with thousands of slot machines, a plan that Genting is still pursuing. Yet even if Tallahassee did grant Genting a casino resort license, it would also need Miami commissioners if the gambling regulation ordinance passes. Incidentally, Gentings 30 acres fall within the boundaries of the Miami Downtown Development Authority, vote goes far enough. In a resolution approved on July 20, the DDAs board called for a unanimous vote by the Miami City Commission before any further gambling facilities are allowed. Andres Althabe, president of the says he just wants more information on Magic City Casinos proposed Edgewater operation. We dont know how many games theyre going to have or how many people theyre expecting for those games, he says. Plus, he adds, neither he any plans for the facility or any studies on how it will affect Edgewaters already Havenick says the Edgewater operascreen movie theater, adding that poker players come at off hours and stay for long periods of time. That wouldnt be the case if slots were to be added. If you were to put in slot machines, Havenick says, then that stuff. Feedback: email@example.com FOR ADVERTISING CALL 305-756-6200 WE CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS GROW! EdgewaterContinued from page 45 Magic City recently discontinued greyhound racing, with the track now being used for events, including food truck meetups.BT photo by Andriana Mereuta
48 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: NORTH MIAMIThe Leviathan EmergesSoLeMia comes to life with a new Costco and apartment towersBy Mark Sell BT ContributorAugust 21 was a day of revelation day of school. The chaos of utility crew lane cloforced drivers to behold the emerging SoLeMia Leviathan. The eight-story upcoming Warren Henry car dealership has risen on the south side. New 18-story apartment megaliths have topped out three blocks southeast. Just one block down, almost overnight, the walls, roof, and frame are coming in for the new Costco. As the City of North Miami faces a season of skirmishes over budgets, other city business, and May elections, SoLeMia is now im possible to overlook. Heres a summary of the current phase of the $4 billion project, a joint venture between the Soffer familys Turnberry Associates and the LeFrak Organization of New York: New Costco: If all goes to plan, the new, bigger Costco could open as soon as November 18, just in time for Thanksgiving. If Costco cannot make that deadline, it will likely open in January, after the holidays. The new Costco will come in at nearly 166,000 square feet versus just under 144,000 for the current Costco building. Expect more parking spaces, too roughly 900 versus 750. This Costco is already one of the Southeasts busiest, racking up better than $230 million in sales a year. Costco is the second-largest retailer in the world, behind Walmart, with $129 billion last year in sales in its 759 warehouses. Costco will be occupying its 13.6 acres in a 200-year land lease with SoLeMia. Estimated project cost: $85 million. Old Costco: In April, SoLeMia bought the current Costco property for $17 million, adding more than 11 acres to its 183-acre site and expanding into the City of North Miami Beach, also home to Biscayne Commons just to the north. The developers also gained prominent frontage on Biscayne Boulevard. SoLeMia is not disclosing any plans it will almost surely tear down the existing 1992 structure but the deed prohibits the developer from certain uses: no warehouse clubs; no grocery stores, such as Aldi, Wegmans, or Lidl; no fuel stations, tire services, or sales places. Apartment buildings: SoLeMias twin 18-story towers, with 400 luxury units and a parking garage, are getting BT photo by Mark SellSoLeMia, August 22: the new Costco rising at center, the Warren Henry dealership far right, apartment towers far left.
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Neighborhood Correspondents: GREATER MIAMI SHORES 50 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 By John Ise BT Contributor Â Ever see the old bumper sticker Miami: Sunny PlaceShady People? Reading the Miami Herald and Biscayne Times makes me think its due for a reissue. Consider the ever-evolving tale of Bis cayne Parks former police chief, Raimun do Atesiano, who, in an effort to impress Village leaders with a perfect 100 percent crime-clearance rate, is charged with falsely pinning a string of home burglaries on an innocent teenager. In early August, to framing the Haitian-American teen at Atesianos direction during his 2013-2014 tenure as police chief. Now consider that Atesiano came to Biscayne Park in 2008, having left the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department in 2006, after investigators discovered hed forged on a court document a mans name whod been arrested for marijuana posses sion. Throw in rumors of racism, sexism, homophobia, and on-the-job drinking within the police department, detailed in a 2014 internal probe, and thisthis is the village hub of law-and-order?!? Then theres Judge Timothy Robert Maher, who was recently arrested out side his El Portal home after allegedly threatening the mother of his child with a gun. After being charged with aggravated resisting arrest, Maher took his own life August 24 during a standoff with police. Miami Shores had the surreal experience of a village comptroller who, in 2012, stole $200,000 of village funds as part of an Internet scam where wait for it two orphans with a massive inheritance were stranded in Ghana and needed someone to rescue them and their cash, with the rescuer to be rewarded millions. This incident strikes me as leaning more on the dumb as a rock side of the ledger over unethical. Zooming out, an examination of Miami Shores, Biscayne Park, and El Portals elected representation to the Tallahassee statehouse and the sinking sensation has fully set in. Start with state Sen. Daphne Campbell, whose history leaves a long trail of ethically dubious transgressions. As a brief recap, Campbell has been connected to a family-owned health-care company investigated for Medicaid fraud (her son was charged); is credibly accused of living outside her senate district; owes the IRS nearly $200,000; has used her position, Scoundrels in High Ofce Keep an eye on the good guys in these treacherous times Daphne Campbell, July 21, 2018.
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 51 even concocting a phony tale about her deceased mother, to get FPL to restore elec tricity to her home post-Irma; was subject of a 2017 viral video at her Miami Shores Coun try Club birthday celebration, where a purse stuffed with cash was gifted to Campbell by a businessman she had helped. Campbells behavior is egregious, even when graded on the Miami curve for corruption. State Rep. Roy Hardemons troubles pre date his current tenure in office. A 2016 Herald profile of then candidate Hardemon detailed 19 arrests since 1987. Hardemon was charged with 35 different crimes, 12 being felonies. Charges (most later dropped or pleaded down to misdemeanors) ranged from resisting arrest, battery, armed burglary, criminal mischief, and even kidnapping. Yes, kidnapping. And then, of course, theres President Donald Trump and his daily tirade of pro fane tweets, insults, race baiting, his sordid history with porn stars, the casual lying, and unrelenting assaults on democratic values and institutions. Not a day goes by that I wonder if theres a parent somewhere who hopes his or her child grows up to emulate this presidents character. This is all the long way of emphasizing that personal moral character is supremely important. Honesty, humility, trustworthi ness, and citizenship are perhaps the most important traits for every endeavor of life. Miami Shores Police Chief Kevin Lystad told a group of earnest Cub Scouts cruits is their character. To Lystad, an ap plicants history of service toward others or country is valued above intelligence, rsum, or connections. As an employer, it makes all the difference. Skills, tech niques, and rules can be learned on the job, but character is generally formed well before candidates walk through the door. Theres hope and optimism by just looking around us. It doesnt take me long to name more than a dozen locals who cheerfully contribute to the greater good on an ongoing basis. El Portals Virginia Emmons and husband Brett McNaught, after a stint in Educate Tomorrow, serving Miamis foster youth. Chris Gaviria of Miami Shores operates a group home for adults with intellectual and physical disabilities, while leading a Cub Scout pack on the side. Lama Karma Chtso, in addition to running El Portals Open Awareness Buddhist Center, brings faith teachings to the incarcerated and in hospice care. Biscayne Parks David Raymond, retired after a lifetime leading the Homeless Trust and serving in child welfare agencies, has now undertaken a renewed endeavor to create a village dog park. Gina Nicole Vlasek of North Miami served our four-legged pals for years in Miami Shores via the animal rescue and adoption activism of Saving Sage. Donna Walker teaches young people with profound time to sing choir at Miami Shores Commu nity Church. Roni Bennett of Miami Shores strives for racial awareness and equity through South Florida People of Color. Mary Bentons Bound by Beauty seeks to raise environmental awareness by making Miami Shores the Village of But Abeer Jadallah has raised thousands to allow middle and high school students to travel to places as remote as Iceland. And that just scratches the surface. A multitude of others contribute to the collective betterment of our community. In his book The Road to Character New York Times columnist David Brooks describes these kinds of people: They perform acts everyday spirit they would display if they were just getting groceries. They are not thinking about what impressive work they are doing. They are not thinking about themselves at all. around them. They just recognize what needs But admiration is not enough. Its high time that people of all political and lifestyle stripes come to demand high character from all in public leadership and positions of responsibility. What Donald Trump and Daphne Campbell share is not so much their political ideolIn a time where societal divisions are deep and distrust of important institutions on the rise, revisiting Martin Luther Kings call for us to value the content of recognized what seems so obvious, but what needs constant repeating that moral character is, as George WashingFeedback: email@example.com rffntnb ttnnntft tfnntnf rfntbnf rfntb bfrfbfrf nt t tb ntn b r f f t t n nt f t n ntn f t f n fntbnf r rfntb rf b f rf b f n t t b t b
52 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Neighborhood Correspondents: AVENTURAA New Look at Enviro-RelativismTake their furs, but dont mess with my A/CBy Jay Beskin BT ContributorWe are not quite at the last straw, though authorities in Santa Bar bara, California, are zealously fer reting out the last droopy holdouts, claiming plastic straws to be some kind of menace to the environment. But even those straws were not needed to break Joe Camels back; they took him out years ago. Environmentalist and conservationist groups have grown very powerful indeed in our society. For the most part, I view this as a positive development. I am not endorsing any particular organization, but if someone claims to have seen a receipt from the Sierra Club or the Audubon Society among my tax returns, I would not be predisposed to deny the claim. Still, I try to be alert to the perils inherent these organizations are wont to set off. Actually, we might do better using ice as type of activism is always conducted on the slipperiest of slopes. For those unfamiliar with the expression, a slippery slope argument is used to support battles far from the fault lines of an issue. Opponents of legalized abortion will argue it is a slippery slope leading to infanticide. Proponents of legalized abortion argue that outlawing it is a slippery slope leading to outlawing contraception or hysterectomies. The result is that all the battles are conducted at the extremes, which in turn makes the organizations on each side of a debate more and more radicalized. Thus, most of the supporters of holding much more extreme views, in the hope that they will not create monsters and that they will be able to rein in the fanatics when it becomes necessary. We do a lot of rolling of the eyes, even as we eye our bankrolls and peel off a few bills. We might be fooling ourselves a little bit, but this strikes us as a necessary evil.
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 53 For example, many of us write checks to PETA, People for Ethical Treatment of Animals. This organiza tion has accomplished some important things, like improving conditions for animals in the slaughterhouse and the laboratory. However, if you listen to the leaders of the group, you quickly realize they are way off anything resembling a reservation. Ingrid Newkirk, the British woman who has been at the top of the organization for 25 years, has said clearly in interviews and debates that she sees no ethical difference between a rat and a human being. She believes that if you see a human being and a rat drowning and you can only save one, you can choose whichever you prefer. Most interviewers just let that one hang in the air, assuming that the majority of listeners or viewers will deem it to be monstrous. But as awful as that notion is, any logician can take her thought one step further to realize that if you could save two rats or one human, you would be obligated by her ethics to save the rats! Now I may not be the kind of nuanced philosophical thinker who can lay out for you exactly why she is wrong, and how we can prove her wrong, but I am content to say that American society rightly rejects that outlier view. And I can still write a check to PETA from time to time, under the premise that animals need some advocacy to prevent rampant abuse. Who better to do that than a crazed animal lover? Of course, I am poised to jump ship if PETA ever gets powerful enough to challenge our right to be carnivores or to own pets. This calls for hand-eye coordination, keeping one hand open and one eye open at all times. All of this brings me to the subject of air conditioning and our lives in South Florida. If there is one thing we know how to do better here than the rest of the country, it is air conditioning. You can go to Chicago in the summer, or New York City, or Washington, D.C., and you will be shocked at how high a percentage of your day is spent being uncomfortably hot. Whether in peoples homes, in cooling. Somehow consciousness of heat follows you into every situation, every interaction. And whether a negotiation concerns the lunch menu or a millionconduct as little droplets of perspiration roll down your spine. Here at home we dont worry about such things. It may be hot outside, but we dont live out there; we live in here. We move seamlessly from house to car to store This strikes us as a pretty balanced day all around, and every bit of it is thankfully conducted in blissfully cool environments. This has come to seem so natural to us that we manage to forget that all this has to be facilitated electronically. When the electric bills come, we remind ourselves for a moment that our cool air is actually the result of piping, and that the piper must be paid. Indeed, the history of Florida is divided into two parts, the small state before air conditioning and the booming state after the blessed invention. We know that the environmental ists have their hearts set on shutting down our blessed lifelines of cooled air. They went after the Freon used to cool cars, but they found some other substance that works just as well, so we began using it. But now let them dare to breathe a word against our palaces of cool, and we will banish them to the rain jungle or somewhere. They dont like it, we can tell. Theres something too unnatural in their eyes with turning a too-hot climate into a habitat for life lived to its fullest. They want life to be lived in its natural state or not at all. Electronically supporting life by blowing on people is seen as too bourgeois, too crass, too decadent, too self-indulgent. But much as we would like to live poetically correct lives, we are not prepared to sweat for that purpose. Charlton Heston famously said they would have to pry his gun from his cold dead hands. Well, it turned out that no prying was necessary. Once the hands go cold, the guns are gone. We say the opposite. You can have our guns if you can make us safer without them, but you cannot shut down the coolness of our living hands. Blowers of the world, unite! Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org FOUNDED IN 1983 Courses taught by certified and experienced teachers. Customized tests and placement to meet studentsacademic needs. Low student to teacher ratio allowing maximum individualization. Optimal class size for greatest learning achievement. For our qualified prospective student: This school is authorized under Federal Law to enroll nonimigrant students. 96% of graduates attend colleges or universities. AP classes available After school: tutoring program, sports, music, art, and robotics Fully Accredited
54 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Culture: THE ARTSThree Women, Center StageMOCA, PAMM, and the Bass honor local artistsBy Anne Tschida BT Arts EditorWhat a pleasure it is to see three established Miami-based women receive solo shows, all opening this month in our most prominent museums. Mira Lehr got her start in New York in the 1960s, in the forefront of abstract art a lonely place as a woman in that movement and later moved to Miami, where she was inspired by the fragile and unique environment surrounding us in mangroves and marine life. She would call herself an eco-feminist artist. In Tracing the Red Thread, Lehr has made new works -some simulating the aquatic and mangrove systems, others paintings, resins, and Japanese paper works -taking over all the galleries in the newly rejuvenated Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) North Miami. Lynne Golob Gelfman also began her career in New York as a pioneering female abstract painter, and moved to Miami in 1972. She has remained true to the grid, although in a less rigid form than her contemporaries, and to the physi cal joy of mark-making and patterning. Grids: A Selection of Paintings is a survey of pieces created over the past two decades, with a few examples of her earlier works from the late 1960s and early 1970s; they will get their due respect at Prez Art Museum Miami. Karen Rifas is Chicago born, and has lived and taught in Miami for decades. Deceptive Constructions at the Bass Museum will come as a departure for those familiar with her line/cord and leaf installations; these new paintings are bright and brash, but still deceptive in their spatial manipulation. These three exhibits were not coor dinated, but they signal a change in the air. Generally, our local institutions have not been great at highlighting the quality art being made locally. There have been exceptions, of course: PAMM recently presented a huge show from Dara Fried man and a smaller one from William Cordova; the Bass has displayed public art pieces from Agustina Woodgate, Robert Chambers, and Brookhart Jonquil, among others; and MOCA during its tran sition period hosted a solo from Edouard Duval Carri (and under the leadership of Bonnie Clearwater, the museum collected and featured a number of local artists). Mangrove Labyrinth by Mia Lehr. Magenta Mangrove by Mia Lehr, from Tracing the Red Thread at MOCA.
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 55 But locals have long complained that not enough is being done to promote, and there fore sustain, an arts scene with deep roots. A number of galleries have done a good job, but the institutions have been lagging. But now this month, we can see the diversity and scope of three deserving artists. And, it should be noted, three women who once worked in a world where their male counterparts attracted most of the attention; three women who, thankfully, cant be patronized with the clichd label young emerging artists. Up at MOCA, Lehr has made threedimensional sculptures imitating man grove roots from marine ropes and steel that will hang from the ceiling. Theres a loose connection here to the mythical Ariadne of Crete, daughter of King Minos, who saved Theseus from the labyrinth and the Minotaur by means of a ball of thread. Lehrs mangroves in a sense lead the visitor through the precarious nature and uncertain solutions and future dilemmas of our environment. Also hanging from the ceiling: made from resin on Plexiglas. Like the live ones in the ocean, theyre translucent and cast shadows from above. Their undersides also suggest danger if you get too close. On the walls are large works that should be familiar to those who know Lehrs style her signature use of ignit ed gunpowder, burned and dyed Japanese paper, and more resin and acrylic. Harking back to her early days, another space is devoted to Buckminster Fuller, the architect, designer, theorist, futurist with whom Lehr studied. This is a reading room, where one can browse the book Lehr wrote after her time with Fuller. From Fuller, she learned of the interconnectedness of human and natural life, where no man or ecosystem is an island unto itself. As the museum summarizes in the introduction to the exhibit: Lehr creates a mysterious world whose seductive beauty reminds us not only of the gifts that nature gives us, but of the importance of preserving them for the future generations. Lynne Golob Gelfman adheres closer to the grid, the underpinning of much of modern, abstract and 20th-century art, but she too became mesmerized by the Miami light, water, sand, and unique environment. The dimmer light and dense urban setting back in New York wasnt compatible with what she was experiencing here. Rather than diffused northern light, she could see that the bright sun in fact has a bleaching effect. One day she observed that the sun had bleached the front of a grid painting, making the paint seep through the canvas to the back side. This would be a transform ing event in the process of her art-making, in which she started to paint the front but then let the now somewhat blurred, dis torted geometric patterns become the new face of the work she would display. Strict geometric patterning, however, was never really to her taste. Gelfman liked to let the paint drip or to stain the canvas (she also works on wood), to create colors that shimmer and seem Gelfman is prone to making series PAMM (about 25 paintings in all). During her walks along the waterfront and through gardens, the geometric patterning of sea waves and moving sand, and the textural elements of plative paintings. But the intentional distortions and imperfections are also essential and express her relationship to the broader world. As PAMM notes, Gelfmans alterations of the grid show this geometric and rational form as quite vulnerable, as easily susceptible to dissolution and ma nipulation. The artist has described this aspect of her work as referenc ing the rapid disintegrations and manipulations of values and ethics within our contemporary society. Finally, Karen Rifass show is smaller, which is too bad. But then maybe the single space at the Bass Museum allows for her latest experimentation with spatial decep tions to work even better. The dense, brightly colored paintings with their irregular lines can lead the viewer into seeing indented or protruding And from different angles, the works play with other perceptions (or mispersculptures and models, all of which add up to Rifass always careful attention to detail, and how precisely her work will interact with a certain space. Grids by Lynne Golob Gelfman at PAMM, September 15-April 21; Tracing the Red Thread by Mira Lehr at MOCA, September 6-November 4; Deceptive Constructions by Karen Rifas at the Bass, through October 21. Feedback: email@example.com Karen Rifass installation Deceptive Constructions at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach. Lynne Golob Gelfman, seen here at her Miami studio, is showing Grids: A Selection of Paintings at PAMM.
56 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Culture: GALLERIES + MUSEUMS WYNWOOD GALLERY WALK SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 GALLERIES BAKEHOUSE ART COMPLEX 561 NW 32nd St., Miami 305-576-2828 BILL BRADY GALLERY 7140 NW Miami Ct., Miami BRIDGE RED STUDIOS / PROJECT SPACE 305-978-4856 CENTRAL FINE 917-306-1218 DAVID CASTILLO GALLERY 305-573-8110 Reception September 20, 6 to 9 p.m. DOT FIFTYONE GALLERY 305-573-9994 EMERSON DORSCH 305-576-1278 FREDRIC SNITZER GALLERY 1540 NE Miami Ct., Miami 305-448-8976 Reception September 14, 7 to 9 p.m. GARY NADER ART CENTER 62 NE 27 St., Miami 305-576-0256 LOCUST PROJECTS 305-576-8570 Reception September 14, 7 to 9 p.m. MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY 786-953-6917 Reception September 8, 6 to 9 p.m. NINA JOHNSON GALLERY 305-571-2288 PAN AMERICAN ART PROJECTS 305-751-2550 Reception September 8, 6 to 9 p.m. PRIMARY 954-296-1675 ROBERT FONTAINE GALLERY 305-397-8530 SPINELLO PROJECTS 786-271-4223 TILE BLUSH Reception September 13, 6 to 9 p.m. UNDER THE BRIDGE 305-987-4437 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI GALLERY 305-284-3161 Reception September 8, 6 to 9 p.m. WYNWOOD WALLS 305-573-0658 MUSEUM & COLLECTION EXHIBITS ARTCENTERS PROJECT 924 305-674-8278 THE BASS MUSEUM OF ART 305-673-7530 THE BASS: WINDOWS @ WALGREENS DE LA CRUZ COLLECTION 305-576-6112 Tomas Vu, Flatland 2003-ongoing, unique silkscreen, laser engraved paper, and wood veneer with hand coloring on paper, at Fredric Snitzer Gallery.
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 57 Through November 15: Force and Form with various artists FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FROST ART MUSEUM 10975 SW 17th St., Miami 305-348-2890 Through September 9: Many Visions, Many Versions with various artists Through September 30: Deconstruction: A reordering of life, politics, and art with Eddie Arroyo, Zachary Balber, Frida Baranek, Christopher Carter, Yanira Collado, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Pepe Mar, Glexis Novoa, Sandra Ramos, Leyden Rodriguez-Casanova, Jamilah Sabur, and Frances Trombly Ongoing: Connectivity: Selections from the Collection of the Frost Art Museum with various artists Through December 9: The Writing on the Wall with Hank Willis Thomas and Dr. Baz Dreisinger INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MIAMI 61 NE 41st St., Miami 305-901-5272 www.icamiami.org Through September 9: Walter Darby Bannard: 1959-1962 curated by Gean Moreno Through September 23: Through October 14: Diamond Stingily Through November 4: Typhoon coming on by Sondra Perry Through November 25: Francis Als JEWISH MUSEUM OF SOUTH FLORIDA, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY 301 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-672-5044 Through October 1: The Sexuality Spectrum with Judy Chicago, Joan Snyder, Arthur Tress, Archie Rand, Albert Winn, Trix Rosen, Joan Roth, and Mark Podwal Through October 7: Tennessee Williams: Playwright and Painter Ongoing: Mosaic: Jewish Life in Florida with various artists LITTLE HAITI CULTURAL COMPLEX 212-260 NE 59th Terr., Miami 305-960-2969 www.littlehaiticulturalcenter.com Contact gallery for exhibition information LOWE ART MUSEUM, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 1301 Stanford Dr., Coral Gables 305-284-3535 www.lowe.miami.edu Through September 23: DRESDEN by Sebastian Spreng Painted Pixels by Shelia Elias Hands and Earth: Six Perspectives on Japanese Contemporary Ceramics with various artists THE MUSEUM OF ART + DESIGN AT MIAMI-DADE COLLEGE (MOCAD MDC) Freedom Tower 600 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-237-7700 www.mdcmoad.org Through September 30: By The People: Designing a Better America by various artists Through January 20: More Sweetly Play the Dance by William Kentridge MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART NORTH MIAMI 770 NE 125th St., North Miami 305-893-6211 www.mocanomi.org September 6 though November 4: Tracing the Red Thread by Mira Lehr Reception September 13, 6 to 9 p.m. NSU ART MUSEUM FORT LAUDERDALE 1 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale 954-525-5500 www.nsuartmuseum.org September 9 through June 30: Remember to React: 60 Years of Collecting with various artists Through October 14: Midnight in Paris and New York: Scenes from the 1890s-1930s, Williams Glackens and His Contemporaries with various artists PREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI 1103 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-375-3000 www.pamm.org September 15 through April 21: Grides: A Selection of Paintings by Lynne Golob Gelfman Through September 29: el hombre con el hacha y otras situaciones breves by Liliana Porter Through September 2: The Worlds Game: Ftbol and Contemporary Art with various artists Through October 7: william cordova nows the time: narratives of southern alchemy by William Cordova THE MARGULIES COLLECTION 591 NW 27th St., Miami 305-576-1051 www.margulieswarehouse.com Ongoing: Pop Art with various artists Anselm Kiefer The Margulies Permanent Collection with John Chamberlain, Amar Kanwar, Willem de Kooning, Olafur Eliasson, Michael Heizer, Donald Judd, Jannis Kounellis, Richard Serra, and Tony Smith THE RUBELL FAMILY COLLECTION 95 NW 29th St., Miami 305-573-6090 www.rfc.museum Contact gallery for exhibition information THE NATIONAL YOUNGARTS FOUNDATION 2100 Biscayne Blvd., Miami 305-377-1140 www.youngarts.org Contact gallery for exhibition information THE WOLFSONIAN-FIU 1001 Washington Ave., Miami Beach 305-535-2622 www.wolfsonian.org Ongoing: Art and Design in the Modern Age: Selections from the Wolfsonian Collection with various artists Compiled by Melissa Wallen Send listings, jpeg images, and events information to firstname.lastname@example.org Melissas PickIn Greek mythology, Ariadnes red thread guides the hero Theseus safely from the otherwise unnavigable labyrinth located on the isle of Minos. At the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, a similar thread guides us through a new installation by Miami-based eco-feminist artist Mira Lehr, presenting visitors with a series of twoand three-dimensional tableaux representing Floridas stunning yet fragile coastal ecosystem. And much like Ariadnes famous red thread that also inspired a form of algorithmic logic, Lehrs exhibition Tracing the Red Thread explores deeper meaning through artmaking, and asks us to thoroughly consider our relationship to nature as we navigate the perilous waters of climate change. Consider this: Artmaking is sometimes unfairly criticized as dollar investments in infrastructure continuously prove no match for the rising tide, isnt it perhaps time we listen to artists whose ears are closer to the ground? Melissa Wallen Mira Lehr, Taking Root 2017, silver emulsion on panel, ignited gunpowder, burned and dyed Japanese paper, and acrylic, at Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami.
58 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Culture: EVENTS CALENDARMiamis Artistic Core The three-day Downtown Art Days will be packed with family events, outdoor installations, and exhibits at participating studios, galleries, co-ops, and museums; architecture and design walking tours; and music. The celebration, organized by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, runs from Friday, September 7, through Sunday, September 9 The Miami Center for Architecture and Design (100 NE 1st Ave.) is Art Days Hub and kicks off the weekend with Drink + Draw, plus sidewalk art for kids and MCADs current exhibit, Miami Mix: How Brazil Became Part of Miami. dwntwnarts.com.ArtsLaunch at the ArshtLet the season beginthe 2018-2019 Arsht Centers (and Miamis) performing arts season, that is. To kick off its arts, the Arsht hosts ArtsLaunch on Saturday, September 8 with a full day (10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) of free and family-friendly activities, performances, workshops, chef demonstrations, music, and tours of the center itself. Scores of arts and cultural organizations are participating, from Delou Africa to Florida Grand Opera. How about performances by Radio Lollipop and Locos Por Juana, or six of the best high school singing groups? Check the full schedule online: www.arshtcenter.org.Spanish Flamenco with a Twist of JazzSaxophonist Antonio Lizana featured on NPRs Tiny Desk Concerts series, brings Flamenco Jazz on Voice and Saxophone courtesy of the Cultural Center of Spain in Miami and the Miami Downtown Develop ment Authority Saturday, September 8 at 8:00 p.m. to the cultural center (1490 Bis cayne Blvd.). The artist, who began playing the sax at age ten, has been a stalwart at jazz festivals, and collaborated on the Grammywinning Best Instrumental Latin Jazz album from the New York-based Arturo OFarrills Big Band. Free. www.ccemiami.org/en.Coastal Cleanup MiamiAs if Florida beaches havent been hit hard enough this summer, they get assaulted with litter and plastics that enter the ocean for ocean and coastal ecological health by participating in the 33rd annual Interna tional Coastal Cleanup held Saturday, September 15 You can join teams at the 45 local cleanup sites and be part of the worlds largest one-day volunteer shore line and marine cleanup. Youll also help catalogue the trash as part of the annual Ocean Trash Index, which provides data on marine debris worldwide. More info: volunteercleanup.org.A Calming MantraDeva Premal and Miten are on a mission to share the healing powers of mantra and tools for mindfulness through original chants for meditation, yoga, stress manage ment, massage, and sleep. The prescription must work; the result, in audio terms, has been 1.5 million album sales and 550,000 monthly Spotify listeners. On this Soul of Mantra world tour, they and accompany ing musicians come to Miami on Saturday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Olympia Theater (174 E. Flagler St.). Billed as a deep immersion into the healing realm of the heart, the concert will feature, among other pieces, the seven-chakra Gayatri mantra, praised as one of the greatest in Vedic literature. Tickets: $35$108. olympiatheater.org.22nd Annual Miami Brazilian Film FestivalBra zilian Film Festival returns for its 22nd year and runs September 14-24 It opens up north, with screenings September 14-16 that pay tribute to Cac Diegues, one of Brazils best-known cinema novo directors of the 1960s and 1970s (Savor Cinema, 503 SE 6th St., Fort Lauderdale). FUI plays host September 17 and 18 with a roster of South Beach (1120 Lincoln Rd.) shows the entries vying for this years peoples choice Lente de Cristal award September 19-22; and closing night features awards presenta tions, as well as a free screening of both Bye Bye Brasil at New World Centers Soundscape Park (400 17th St.). More info: 305-600Third Horizon Film FestIndependent Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora cinema comes to Miami for the third annual Third Horizon Film Festival, running September 27-30 and homing in documentaries all cutting-edge and sure to provoke discussion. Events take place at PAMM (1103 Biscayne Blvd.) and O Cinema Wynwood (90 NW 29th St.). Also featured as festival artist is Trinidadian Rodell Warner, who works in photography and new-media. Look for opening and closing parties, and events in between. Weekend passes available. programs link at www.o-cinema.org. Compiled by BT contributor Dinah McNichols. Please send information and images to email@example.com Urbanist Explores Medellins RenaissanceIn 1993, architect Jorge Prez Jaramillo, then 28, was appointed dean variana. Not a dean in the usual sense, he believed then, as he does today, in architects as social actors, not simply designers. Having lived through the violence of the 1980s, he knew Medellin as a city of terror and fear, in which public space and public life came to be associ ated with risk. Yet the urbanist helped transform Medellin into one of the worlds most innovative cities. He speaks at MOAD MDC about the problems Colombia now faces, notably with respect to Venezuela, and the topic Medellin: A City for Public Life, on Thursday, Sep tember 27 at 7:00 p.m., Freedom Tower (600 Biscayne Blvd.). Free, registration required. calendar.mdc.edu and 305-237-7700. Meanwhile, Over at TamiamiThe hugely popular Childrens Trust Family Expo returns to Tamiami Fair & Expo Center (enter on Coral Way at SW 109th and 112th av enues) Saturday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Activities include face painting, magic acts, storytelling, arts and crafts, climb ing walls, and music and dance. Theres information, too, on nutrition, injury prevention, special needs programs, and KidCare outreach. Look for the chess tournaments, a book fair, tennis and fencing, martial arts, clowns and stilt walkers, and mobile units offering community services. Free admission, free parking. thechildrenstrust.org. Singer Brings an Edgy Side to FolkArgentine singer-musician Juana Molina has achieved renown well beyond her famous parents shadows, now for her avant mixes of indie, folk, and electronica. Her music has been compared with Bjrks and the ambient music of Aphex Twin. She performs Saturday, September 22 8:00-11:00 p.m., at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave.). Doors open at 7:00 p.m. for a pre-show, Afrobeta. Tickets $30 in advance, $35 at the door. rhythmfoundation.com.
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 59 Columnists: PICTURE STORYBy Paul George BT ContributorJust 125 years ago, Greater Miami was a vast wilderness with small clusters of hardy settlers living along or near Biscayne Bay. Of the regions communities, Coconut Grove was arguably the most dynamic, progressive, and independent-minded. The Groves natural setting is unrivaled, as it looks out from behind lush subtropical foliage toward the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay. The province of Tequesta Indians for millennia, the Groves modern incarnation began in the late 19th century with the presence of a small number of homesteaders and a the community its name, Cocoanut Grove (later Coconut). In 1882, the Bay View Inn, later known as the Peacock Inn, opened in todays Pea cock Park. Owned and managed by Charles and Isabella Peacock, who hailed from England, the inn became a magnet for many accomplished and eccentric visitors. The guests included the titled Counts Jean DHedouville and James Nugent; Charles E. Stowe, son of author Harriett Beecher Stowe; Kirk Munroe, a renowned author of boys stories and his wife, Mary Barr Munroe, a noted environmentalist and civic activist; Flora McFarlane, the er, and the guiding light behind the found ing of St. Stephens Episcopal Church; and Ralph Munroe, the communitys version of a renaissance man. Ralph Munroe possessed a camera that he put to good use with insightful photographs of the frontier that was southeast Florida. The photograph shown here is extremely rare, depicting the historic heart of the Grove circa 1890. On the right is the Coconut Grove Pavilion, a community gathering place. Charles Peacock and Son General Store. Evidence of a developing community would soon appear: a house of worship, library, womans clubhouse, mens club, school, and small businesses as the Grove became a leading southeast Florida settlement. Paul George is historian at HistoryMiami Museum. To order a copy of this photo, contact HistoryMiami archives manager Ashley Trujillo at 305-375-1623, firstname.lastname@example.org. Feedback: email@example.com Photo courtesy of HistoryMiami, Ralph Munroe Collection, 221EThe Lure of the Grove A view of our past from the archives of HistoryMiami rfnftbbt WELCOME BACK SPARTANS!bbttbb rf ff
60 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Columnists: POLICE REPORTSBiscayne Crime BeatCompiled by Derek McCannSecurity Isnt So Secure3401 N. Miami Ave. Man entered a Target store with his bike. Rather than secure it outside with a lock (which just causes a momentary delay; they get stolen anyway), the man parked his bicycle behind the security podium, in front of the two double doors at the exit. As he did his shopping, a thief went behind the podium and rolled the bicycle away. He was later seen heading westbound. Theres a video of the incident.Insurance Will Pay for Your Lunch, Right?2000 Block of N. Miami Avenue A burglary at a construction site has caused alarm, with the brazen thief seemingly daring to be caught. He pried made his way freely around the property. The kicker is, he took the time to feed himself from the employee fridge. A salad was removed, and the report made it known that half of this salad went missing. Its not known if the rightful owner of that salad ate the remaining half the next day, or if it became evidence. The perpetrator even took the time to look directly at the camera at one point. No arrests have been made.Some Shady Co-Workers5000 Block of Biscayne Boulevard One wants to feel comfortable in ones workplace, no? Its one thing to tolerate its quite another when an actual crime is committed. This warrior was working past 5:00 p.m. and decided he needed a bathroom break. That restroom is upstairs. When he returned, his laptop was missing. It was a shiny Mac with an 18-inch screen. There were other workers present, but apparently no one saw or knows a thing. Our victim will likely not be pitching in for that next birthday potluck. Bad Karma for Cheap Patrons401 Biscayne Blvd. Woman sat at the bar and charged her cell phone. The bartender noticed she wasnt buying anything. When he confronted her, the woman said she was only there to charge her phone. That wasnt happening. The bartender removed the plug and told her shed have to buy something if she wanted to charge her phone. The woman left the bar in a huff and hailed a cab. She then realized shed left her fanny pack on top of the bar. When she went back to that same bartender, it
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 61 was gone. So she did pay for something after all, though it cost her a bit so let her charge that phone now.Clueless in Miami 3400 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Man was eating at Pollo Tropical and had his laptop with him. He left the restaurant and went back to the hotel where he was staying so he could start banging away on that laptop. When he arrived at his room, he noticed his laptop had been stolen. He had no proof yet, seeing as hed just left it at his table, but he had a moment of clarity, knowing full well that the laptop was long gone. Maybe if hed hit Subway, someone would have turned it in? After drifting on that post-chicken lull, his sus picions proved correct when he got back to Pollo Tropical. No laptop, no arrests.No Recourse 34 NE 11th St. A woman was dancing at this club, and at around 5:00 a.m., a man shoved her and grabbed her iPhone. He then walked down security and approached the man, who denied having the phone. Without immediate evidence, the man left the club, presumably, with the phone, setting an easy strategy for other like-minded crooks to follow.All in a Days Work 7400 Block of Biscayne Boulevard A Postmates employee was picking up his order when he leered at the tip jar. Rather than just some dollars and loose change, this tip jar contained about $200. A typical Crime Beat bum, he couldnt resist a score. While looking around to see if anyone was watching, he grabbed the jar and ran out. Efforts to reach the courier werent successful. The video, though, is very clear and the mans face can be seen. Overcooked Eggs Leads to Police Report3600 Block of Biscayne Boulevard Three women dined at Dennys and ate $28 of consumable food. If youve eaten at Dennys, you may realize that this is debatable. When it came time to pay, they all complained about the quality of the meal. The manager didnt charge them for the food portion, but as he was kindly adjusting their check, they made their way out of the restaurant. The manager followed them, but to no avail. The three ladies werent coming back.Intentional or Not30 NE 1st Ct. knowing he needed a cigarette. As he sat on the ground outside and furthered his health risks, he saw that his bag was gone. Hed put in on the ground as he lit up. He looked around to see if someone had intentionally picked up the bag we guess, to intentionally steal and use his credit cards, as opposed to accidentally picking up the bag and using the credit cards. He had his IDs in that bag as well. Thus far, bag is still missing.Even the Side Pocket Is Fair Game34 NE 11th St. Too many people place their wallets in their back pants pockets; this is a goldmine for pickpockets, going back more than 100 years and, frankly, is just really dumb. One would think people would wise up to this. This person thought he had, and smartly had it in his side pocket. After paying for some drinks and placing the wallet back into that side pocket, he noticed that pocket panic, he went back to the bar, where he that wallet. Velcro side pockets might be the trick.School Time Blues500 Block of NE 81st Street Man ventured into this store and grabbed a bunch of school pants and tops. As the cashier smiled at him and readied to ring him up, the man just left the store. He was followed, but he screamed at one employee: Back up! Dont touch me! He then entered a waiting vehicle and, as the report noted, he himself was the getaway driver. Not quite the Dillinger variety, but a getaway car regardless. No arrests have been made, but some family will be well dressed this week. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org
village and its Grand Prix racetrack. Located 24 miles west of Ithaca at the southern tip of the lake, Watkins Glen State Park is 778 acres with towering cliffs and deep gorges, and its Glen Creek cascades over 19 waterfalls. The property has been a tourist spot since 1863, when it was a private resort and the creek powthe gorge in 1906 and slowly made it more accessible, starting with an entrance tunnel excavated in 1908. lower park and neighboring town. Afterward, stone trails, buildings, and bridges were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the federal agency that employed thousands during the Great Depression. The parks 1.5-mile Gorge Trails 832 stone steps were created at this time. This trail and two other main trails follow the creek and lead thousands of park patrons to areas where they experience dramatic landscape and waterfalls. The 1.1-mile Indian Trail and the 1.8-mile South Rim Trail travel on top of the 400-foot-deep gorge, but none of the trails is wheelchair accessible. The park fatalities when people ventured off trails. Due to the dizzying heights, I lost my nerve, but my nieces and nephews completed the hike. Narrow bridges high above the scenic gorge connect trails, and patrons can walk under two waterfalls, 62 Biscayne Times www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Columnists: PARK PATROLWater WorksNew Yorks Finger Lakes region is cascade centralBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorA recent family vacation in Upstate New York provided a remarkable change of scenery for this Miami writer. We rented a house on Seneca Lake, the largest of the 11 Finger Lakes and, at 618 feet deep, the deepest lake in the state. This region is known for its rich, wine-farming soil, and the Seneca Lake Wine Trail attracts summer tourists from around the world to 30 of the 70 wineries dotting the 38-mile long lake. But more than wineries, the Finger Lakes region is famous for its spectacular waterfalls. In Schuyler County alone, located around the southern half of Seneca Lake, there are 14 sites with more than 50 waterfalls. We can thank glaciers for that. Glaciers covered New York State off and on for millions of years. During the last ice age, they carved through river valleys, leaving deep troughs. The ice melted 10,000 years ago, creating the Finger Lakes; gentle streams gained energy and cut through rock to form gorges and waterfalls. I visited several waterfalls around Seneca Lake, starting with those in Watkins Glen State Park, on the 45th anniversary of the legendary Summer Jam, when 600,000 music lovers descended on the namely Cavern Cascade and picturesque Rainbow Falls. Since stone trails are often slippery from water spray, safe footwear is smart. No pets are allowed on the Gorge Trail, which closes from early November to mid-May. There are 305 campsites and ten rustic cabins available at the southern end of the park in the Six Nations Campground, part of Six Nations Indian Reserve, which is a confederacy of Iroquois nations Seneca, Onondaga, Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, and includes the Tuscarora. The parks south entrance has parking, picnic facilities, restrooms, a playground, and a swimming pool. Parking is also provided at the main entrance and at the western end of Indian Trail. dollar summer shuttle service runs every 20 minutes to all three entrances. Also offered in the summer are free guided Gorge Near the entrance to Watkins Glen State Park: The property has been a tourist spot since 1863. Stone trails and bridges were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression. BT photos by Janet Goodman Photo by Emily TurcotteChequaga Falls is a breathtaking 156-foot cascade off the Portage Escarpment cliff. WATKINS GLEN STATE PARK1009 N. Franklin St. Watkins Glen, NY 14891 607-535-4511 Hours: Dawn to dusk Picnic tables: Yes Barbecues: Yes Picnic pavilions: Yes Campgrounds: Yes No Night lighting: Yes Swimming pool: Yes Playground: Yes Park Rating Watkins Glen State Park
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 63 Trail tours Wednesday through Sunday. Theres a gift shop and information center located at the main entrance. For those squeamish about heights, there are other locations in Schuyler and surrounding counties where waterfalls are more accessible. Keuka Outlet Trail is a seven-mile, poplar-and-pine forest path that connects two Finger Lakes: Keuka Lake to the east and Seneca Lake to the west. The trail begins in the village of Penn Yan and ends in Dresden, both in Yates County. Flowing beside the entire trail is a ravine stream of outlet water that builds energy at two points: Cascade Mills Falls, a 20-foot waterfall, and Seneca Mills Falls, a 41-foot cascade. Ruins of old paper mills and grist mills that once populated the outlet haunt the path today, while Birkett Mills, established in 1796, is alive and well, the oldest continually operating buckwheat mill in the United States and the largest producer of kasha in the world. Over the years, as many as 40 mills called the outlet home. The Keuka Outlet Trail is privately Outlet. Maps offered on the trail are mismarked. There are portable toilets, but historical markers and more garbage re ceptacles are needed. On the opposite side of the outlet in Penn Yan are Men nonite farms. The Yates County Old Order Mennonites settlement is the larg est horse-and-buggy community in New York. The stream is ing, and the trail allows hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, dog walking, and horseback riding. Disabled waterfall followers can take advantage of roadside accessible cascades. On the west side of the Village of Montour Falls in Schuyler County, Chequaga Falls is a breathtaking 156foot cascade off the Portage Escarpment cliff seen from S. Genesee Street. An adjacent park with concrete walkways allows an even closer view. Aunt Sarahs Falls, a 90-foot cascade, can be enjoyed from nearby Steuben Street. Chequaga is a Seneca word meaning tumbling waters. Montour Falls, popu lation 1800 and once named Havana, was renamed in 1890 to pay homage to Queen Catherine Montour of the Senecas. During the Revolutionary War, continental troops destroyed her village and 49 other Seneca and Cayuga Nation villages in the area. Another tourist insisted we visit nearby historic Montour Falls Memorial Library to see its six Tiffany bay window panels with featured lamp of learning medallions. Seeing the 1904 Greek Revival-style brick building and its prized windows was a lovely end to our waterfall adventure in New York. Nine days later, on August 14, heavy rains deluged Montour Falls. Seneca Mills Falls, a 41-foot cascade, as seen from the seven-mile Keuka Outlet Trail. Historic Montour Falls Memorial Library and its six Tiffany bay-window panels. Attention local businesses. A website was created just for you.Register today to become a Miami-Dade County local vendor. compete for County contracts. Keep tax dollars local. 305-375-5773 #miamidadelocalbiz www.miamidade.gov/localvendor
64 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Pets in PlanesDo your homework before traveling with petsBy Janet Goodman BT ContributorW can New York Times Times Janet Goodman is a Miami Shores-based dog trainer and principal of Good Dog Bad Dog Inc. Contact her at email@example.com. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org MARKET MONDAYS rfntbbnnbbb frtn tf Full schedule at arshtcenter.org rfDOWNTOWN MIAMI
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 65 Not the Whole StorySchoolkids get narrative excerpts, not actual books By Jenni Person BT Contributor Its September, everybody has started to sink back into the swing of school, and another chapter of the Divine Comedy of summer reading has closed. Granted, summer reading is not nearly as problematic as summer math packets, or the work assigned over holiday breaks that interferes with reenergizing, family time, or actual saidholiday observance (school shouldnt involve religion, of course, but it should allow the freedom to practice any and all religions privately), but even so, summer reading is inanely ironic. How about instilling the habit of reading and a relationship to literacy through year-round reading? As a matter of fact, how about abolishing all homework and requiring kids to journal about books all school year instead? I am embarrassed to say that in my daughters four years at her public magnet school supposedly centering on an advanced curriculum her classwork has only involved reading actual books a few times. Those instances include: in her Gifted elective; in her eighth-grade history class, in which an enlightened teacher used year, post-testing at the end of ninth grade, when they read Romeo & Juliet (which my smart-ass kid decided not to read but passed the related quiz anyway, based of her extensive knowledge of West Side Story ). In all of her language arts classes since sixth grade, the teachers have consis tently used textbook readers with narra tive excerpts, instead of actual literature. Then people wonder why kids dont read books. And everyone is busy blaming shortened attention spans on electronic devices, media, and games. Meanwhile, that happens to be an other ring in our familys Dantean plight. In a family that is made up 100 percent of legitimately diagnosed attentionally chal lenged people, the route from page one to the end is daunting. Like so many kids before them (including me), my kids relationship to reading is feast or famine. They will anxiously run away from in timidating, endlessly worded pages, but if they happen upon a book that grabs them, they wont put it down, and theyll inde pendently read everything else the author has written or a chunk of the genre. Nonetheless, they go through life quoting books theyve read including those from their earliest childhood always connecting the ideas and images to the world around them. Frequently they will refer to one of the books we read them as kids in describing something from their day or to make a point. For example, while telling me about an adventure she had with a friend one day, my daughter recently referred to childrens book characters as if they were friends of ours: Yknow how the Kleins lived in the walls of that synagogue? She was referring to How Mindy Saved Hanukkah by Eric Kimmel, a book she loved as a child about a family of tiny mouse-size people whose main life challenge was to avoid being attacked by the building cat whenever they ventured out for supplies. Other examples of this are how shell throw around claims of a lack of egalitarianism or due process in our parenting by comparing a situation to a dystopian feminist novel like The Handmaids Tale (read before it was a TV series). Or shell feisty adolescent social commentary. But do not recommend a title or suggest she read a book. The wrath will surge forth; an anti-reading diatribe will ricochet in a pointed treatise against the value of bound words. Summer reading, therefore, involving a required titled and an assignment proving not what ideas emerged, but how many pages have been read, is a chore rather than actual learning. If schools truly valued literature and committed to using actual books in curriculum, imagine how this genera tions relationship to it would shift, would simply become matter-of-fact references in everyday life. Literature and literacy might seem important. Wouldnt it be great if kids didnt have tedious, regurgitative homework throughout the year so that they had more were a habit resulting from experiencing it as a regular practice and cultural norm. In the meantime, we are left with the wise words of Mark Twain: Dont let schooling interfere with your education. A great pro-reading project to support in our community is Read to Learn Books for Free, a literacy initiative of Miami Book Fair in partnership with the Childrens Trust, which distributes free kids books. We donate the books our kids have outgrown to this effort, which involves stocking 55 bookshelves around Miami-Dade County parks, and community service centers providing every child who visits the shelves a free book to take home. Visit www.miamibookfair.com/ Read to Learn Books for Free donation bin close to you. Feedback: email@example.com rfntfbt 1673 NE 123rd St., N Miami, FL 33181 Parking and entrance in rearrn nn b10 Years experience helping students learn to Love Math!rfntfrbnnrnrfrn nn
66 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 Let the Sunshine InFertilizer wont ll in your hedgeBy Jeff Shimonski BT ContributorI drive by the old site of Parrot Jungle quite often, as I live nearby, and cant help but think back on all the great horticulture that occurred there. We dealt with hundreds of plant species, protected them through storms and severe cold spells, and eventually we even replanted the park after Hur ricane Andrew. Theres a hedge running along the front that was planted well over 50 years ago. Its the much-maligned Ficus benjamina hedge looks great. It always looked great, except when cold fronts came in. Even though wed cover it with burlap, the frost would sometimes still end up burning the top one or two feet of the hedge. And it also received damage, at times severe damage, when the occa sional kid drove his four-wheel-drive pickup truck over the hedge. Fortunate ly, the hedge always recovered. But I notice that the hedge is getting a little high. We used to keep it below four feet so the public would have a view into the park. Ill never forget my boss handing me a chainsaw one day and telling me to cut the entire hedge down to three feet and to cut two feet off one side, and to make sure it was done level and straight. I was sure the hedge would die, but chief horticulturist, and always did what I was told, anyway. Since these plants were likely over 20 years old at the time, the stems and branches were thick, and I needed that chainsaw. two or three weeks until the new growth emerged from the exposed, cut branches and trunks. Yet that hedge never skipped a beat, and now narrower and lower, its maintenance was much easier. Im often asked how to get a hedge and the top. Sometimes these hedges and it doesnt matter the plant species can be 10 to 15 feet tall or more. Property owners will spend a fortune having their beautiful hedges trimmed to look like walls. Then the landscape contractors will spend another fortune to fertilize the hedge so more foliage grows part makes me want to puke. The contractor either doesnt understand basic plant biology or wants to squeeze every last penny out of the client, or both. You may not know this, but almost all the hedge plants we use ornamentally are really tree species. How often do you see older properties with trees growing at the edges that were once hedges? You can clearly see the large branches and trunks with very little foliage. All the foliage is up higher, in the sunlight. make leaves that get shaded by the foliage above. The shaded leaves cant tree or hedge plant doesnt grow them. The plant has only a limited amount of resources it can use to grow, and it has send up nutrients, and the leaves need sunlight to turn the nutrients into food and that also goes for all that expensive fertilizer that gets thrown on the ground. So I tell the property owners to lower their hedges. Cutting off the cap of foliage at the top and lowering the height of the hedge will enable sunlight to once again enter the lower canopy. Im smiling as I write this because I know of a property owner or two who got talked out of it and went with the fertilizer instead. You can guess the results. The photo that accompanies this article is of a newly planted podocarpus hedge. This tree species makes a great hedge and, so far, doesnt get a lot of insects or diseases. But look closely at the photo. The plants are about six inches from the sidewalk and maybe a foot or more from each other. That means the branches from the hedge will quickly grow out and over the sidewalk. So to avoid getting a notice from this picky municipality, the property owner will have to constantly cut the plants back to the edge of the sidewalk. And when that happens, theres no foliage and a lot of really sharp-edged branches sticking out in the direction of the sidewalk. These plants should have been planted about three feet from the sidewalk and on three-foot centers so they wall of foliage. I see this mistake often, and done by professionals who should know better. BT photo by Jeff ShimonskiPodocarpus planted way too close to the sidewalk and one another.
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 67 Wisdom from Pioneer EcologistsLessons on man, nature, and adaptationBy Kim Ogren BT ContributorFrom the front passenger seat of the station wagon, Dad doled out paternal wisdom over his shoulder in response to my persistent query. Were almost there, hed say. Just over that hill. And guess what? Itll take only half as long on the way back! Then with great enthusiasm, hed reach into his trove of natural history lessons. Look at all that kudzu! Do you know why it grows like that? Or maybe, The idea that we can manage our environment is insane. You know why? distinguishing it from biology, oceanogra phy, or anthropology. Ecology is where its at because its about the relationships among organisms and their habitats, hed explain. You cant answer those ques tions in the other disciplines. These lessons were made available thanks to our monthly drives to my grand fathers house in rural southwest Alabama. As Mother drove us to her daddys, mine would describe to me the passions and pursuits of E.O. Wilson, the prominent sociobiologist and father of biodiversity, and Archie Carr, the famous naturalist, father of sea turtle conservation, and Dads mentor. Both Wilson and Carr grew up right around that corner, my dad would say, pointing off toward Mobile. and, in turn, on me, has been profound. For example, Dad often reminded me that Archie lamented the fact that mans worst trait is our ability to adapt. Dads endorsement of this belief took on new meaning in his dying days. As his body failed him, his brain, hard wired for realized it was time to let go. One neednt have this experience to come face to face with the consequences of adaptation. It is proving to be problem atic for people concerned with climate change. Does adaptation mean we con tinue to adapt to our changing environ ment, as we have for millennia, naturally? Or is it the other way around that we must adapt our environment to suit our needs? If its the latter, then to what end? Behavioral economists frame the dilemma another way. In a 2014 article for Psychology Today Alain Simson notes that adaptation is the factor that drives a wedge between the objective and the subjective. Dad and I spent years in careers lodged on that wedge, straddling science and policy he as a sea turtle biologist, I as an environmental planner. Weve stood between the proverbial rock and a hard place. Its an exciting place to be for those with a penchant for discovery, for reaching, and for methodical problem-solving. But its an inconvenient place for those who are nearsighted or want a quick exit. Today Miami is sitting in that same spot. And I get the sense that were in hot unruly environment with all the speed Ive looked through Miami-Dades Climate Action Plan, a chapter in the Greenprint Plan as well as the 400-page Adaptation Action Areas: A Feasibility Assessment Both documents are available online, and both frame the problem and potential solutions around adaptation in our community. posing as objectivity, which can be shrouded in a phrase like best practices. Instead, I found that the plans lean heavily on reason. Essentially, they call for compiling and analyzing objective choices about action. I believe this would please ecologists like Carr and my father. Im on the lookout for ecosystem services when it comes to the choices well be making. Dad and Carr would have chosen plain-speaking terms like preservation or beaches to make their point. In his book The Everglades part of the Time-Life American Wilderness Series, Carr writes, Thank the Lord for the mosquitoes. The world owes them a lot for their part in preserving Cape last page reads, The capes recovery from a hurricane is always painfully slow. But as a matter of principle, the rangers at Everglades National Park make no attempt to hasten the process by manmade means, lest they risk altering the natural course of regeneration. So the cape is left wild and desolate to work out its own tempestuous evolution. Today the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, which lies just south of Melbourne, consists of 20 miles of preserved coastal dunes and beaches, with only a few commercial and residential developments set far enough back to provide protection for tens of thousands of nesting sea turtles and, as it turns out, for other plants and animals, and for property owners. I plan to walk that expansive beach under the nighttime sky, tion. It will be a welcoming and unmistakable destination. Feedback: firstname.lastname@example.org Courtesy of conserveturtles.orgLarry Ogren collecting green turtle eggs, Tortuguero, Costa Rica, c. 1964.
68 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com September 2018 By Jacqueline Coleman BT ContributorIts hard to believe were almost into red wine season, but Septembers here, and Im ready to start raiding the wine fridge of all the bolder bottles Ive been holding on to all summer. Weve had a lot of fun tasting picnic wines from France and Italy, and refreshing whites from California and New Zealand, but Im ready to get right into some of the heavier foodpairing wines. Spanish red wines are some of the best economical picks, combining quality with an affordable price point. Its hard to go wrong with a Tempranillo, especially if its designated reserva, and even harder if its from the acclaimed Ribera del Duero region. I do love a fruity Garnacha, and it can be fun to explore bottles of Spanish wines that contain Monastrell or Menca. When shopping for Spanish wines, its tempting to just seek out wines from Rioja, but I will challenge you to be a little more adventurous with your picks. In this months lineup, Im presenting wines from not only Rioja and Ribera del Duero, but also from the Jumilla region, in southeastern Spain, and the Calatayud region, which sits in northern Spain in the southwest corner of Zaragoza Province in the autonomous community (an administrative designation) of Aragon. What could be better in the early fall than sitting outside sipping a wine from Spain and enjoying some pan con tomate and Manchego cheese? Lets explore some of these labels as we dive into the wines of fall with these expressive Spanish reds. If you want to wow your friends with a Spanish red that isnt Tempranillo, check out the 2013 Alvarez de Toledo Menca Roble Made from 100 percent Menca grapes, this darker red wine starts out with black cherries and a bit of chocolate on the nose, just a little more fruit-forward than some of the other Spanish reds. A fuller-bodied wine, the Alvarez de Toledo Menca softens as it opens, showing complexity and elegance on the palate. The 2016 Garnacha de Fuego could be a crowd pleaser at your next Spanish tapas night. A lovely expression of Garnacha, this wine will show beautifully with any grilled steak-and-mushrooms dish. Ripe raspberries and cherries on the nose blend into a slightly earthier wine on the palate. Mild tannins and a 100-percent Garnacha from the Calatayud region of Spain. One of the more interesting reds with a funny label that is sure to start a conversation is the 2016 Wrongo Dongo A dark and inky wine from the Jumilla region, this 100 percent Monastrell has a hint of licorice and dark chocolate along with the ripe red fruit on the palate. Smooth with strong tannins, Wrongo Dongo will pair perfectly with a heavier Spanish chorizo. Back to a more tra ditional Rioja, I really enjoyed the 2014 Lan Crianza, a Tempranillo aged for 12 months in mixed oak. A bit of spicy raspberries on the nose, with hints of that oaky-vanilla that blends into a well-balanced wine in both body and fruit-to-earth match. This is an excellent choice for an economi cal Rioja wine. I would choose this wine for any Spanish tapas night. The 2016 Chopo Monastrell was a little lighter than the Wrongo Dongo but still held its own. A super ruby-red wine with big raspberries on the nose, Chopo has a than some of the others. This is a lighter expression of Monastrell, but still an elegant drinking wine. As I said before, its hard to beat a Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero in Spain, and that was exactly the case in this group of bottles. The 2013 Pxide meaty Spanish dinner. A bit earthier with a punch of red fruit jam on the nose, Pxide is very well balanced on the tongue. Full bodied and smooth, this is an outstanding value wine for the price at under $12. Finally, we have another lovely Garnacha, or Grenache, from Calatayud with the 2015 Fabla Old Vines Grenache I found the nose on this wine to be simply beautiful, with robust cherries and vanilla spice another very smooth, medium-bodied wine that provides a terFeedback: email@example.com The North Miami Total Wine & More (14750 Biscayne Blvd., 305-354-3270) carries the Choppo Jumilla Monastrell for $9.99 and the Fabla Old Vines Grenache for $11.99. The Wrongo Dongo Monastrell is $8.99 and the Pxide Tempranillo cost $11.99 at the North Miami Beach ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (14025 Biscayne Blvd., 305-944-6525). Whole Foods Market downtown (305-995-0600) carries the Garnacha de Fuego for $11.99 and the Alvarez de Toledo Menca Roble for $9.99. And Publix at Biscayne and 18th has the Lan Crianza for $11.39 (305-358-3433).Behold the Season of the Red Red, white, and you: Agreeable wine for $15 or less
September 2018 Biscayne T imes www.BiscayneTimes.com 69 Columnists: DISHA Closer Look at Fall OpeningsFood news we know you can useBy Geoffrey Anderson Jr. and Dianne Rubin BT ContributorsSeptember is here, and were halfway through whats arguably one of the most beloved South Florida food events: Miami Spice. The two-month-long promotion has been keeping diners busy with budget-friendly lunches, brunches, and dinners at more than 200 restaurants. Whats next, after the deals wrap up on September 30? Plenty. Miami food fans better save some room after Miami Spice, as new restaurants galore will grace our city. One of these new restaurants is (2956 NE 199th St., Suite C-3). Miami Heat stars Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem have partnered with the West Coast-based concept to bring pizza, rotisserie meats, and more to Aventura this fall; the eatery joins a heavyhitting culinary lineup in the area that includes the likes of Pubbelly Sushi, Tap 42, and CVI.CHE 105. A second location is in the works and slated to open at the MiamiCentral station next year. Wade and Haslem arent the only celebrities backing an upcoming restaurant. Singer Pharrell Williams has teamed up with hospitality maven David Grutman to open Swan and Bar Bevy (90 NE 39th St.) in the Design District. Details surrounding the dual restaurant-bar concept are still sparse, but given Grutmans local track record Brickells Komodo and South Beachs Planta (a personal favorite) we have high hopes for this fall 2018 venture. Further south, (900 S. Miami Ave., #111) is due to open before years end in the former Oceanaire space. The Brickell space sat empty for a while, care of that eyesore. This location is the guests can expect an assortment of classic, hearty pastas like strozzapreti, spaghetti and meatballs, and tagliatelle Bolognese, along with other Italian specialties. On the sweeter side, pastry fans also have something to look forward to: Pink Pie (170 NW 26th St.). The pie shop, which has been working out of Hollywoods Yellow Green Farmers Market, is expanding its footprint with a Wynwood brick-and-mortar location. Unlike other pie shops, Pink Pie specializes in miniature pies roughly three inches wide. Our waistlines are grateful for like maple bacon, salted caramel, and guava cheese, diets everywhere are in danger. OPENINGS If your stomach is grumbling, we dont blame you. Unfortunately, these restaurants are still a ways off. Fortunately, recent openings are more than enough to keep us busy until then. Arguably the biggest opening is (1700 79th St. Cswy., 786216-7216), a new establishment from the daughter of the owner of Japanese Market/Sushi Deli, which shuttered last year. Several sashimi and sushi options from its predecessor are back, and new menu items, such as octopus salad, have tagged along for the ride. Also making a return are the long wait times. Prepare to wait an hour or more during prime lunch hours at this North Bay Village locale. In Sunny Isles Beach, (17315 Collins Ave., 786-9239305) has reopened at the Sole on the Ocean Hotel. The upscale Coconut Grove restaurant closed years ago, and most considered it a permanent departure. However, a change of ownership has brought the brand back to life, albeit in a more casual form. On the menu are sliders, tuna tacos, and other accessible fare at prices that wont break the bank. Those who prefer some entertainment with their meal can pay a visit to (300 SE 3rd St., #100, 305-536-5000) in downtown Miami. The usual upscale cinema trimmings like comfortable reserved seating, but sets itself apart with a varied American menu featuring roasted beet salad, smoked ribs, and lobster rolls. Dont worry: Popcorn and traditional theater bites havent gone anywhere. Theres also a full bar to help you wash everything down. CLOSINGS Last month, chef Phuket Thongsodchareondee (aka Cake) quietly closed his Brickell popup at B Bistro + Bakery. The chef temporarily took over dinner and late-night services at the bistro, where he cooked up delicious items like grilled pork salad and pork ribs soup. His original restaurant Cake Thai in MiMo continues to operate, and we wouldnt be surprised to see him pop up elsewhere soon. Geoffrey Anderson Jr. and Dianne Rubin are co-founders of Miami Food Pug, an award-winning South Florida food blog that fuses the couples love of dogs and food. Send us your tips and alerts: firstname.lastname@example.org Feedback: email@example.com Photo by Bob MetelusDwyane Wade, Chef Anthony Carron, and Udonis Haslem will soon be open in Aventura.
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