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Save the Date: 3rd Annual Gables Bike Day

October 10th, 2013 Written By Carol Pawley

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Save the Date for the 3rd annual Gables Bike Day, Sunday October 20, 2013 from 11am – 6pm.

Gables Bike Day is a family, cyclist, skater, pedestrian friendly event aimed at promoting healthy activities in Downtown Coral Gables. All proceeds will benefit Bike Walk Coral Gables, a non profit organization promoting transit use, bicycling, running and walking for daily transportation, leisure and fitness.

Activities include:

  • Children’s play areas featuring bounce houses, climbing wall, face painting, tattoos, clown, etc.
  • Nonprofit and educational booths providing cycling information, materials, helmets and lights at Community Zone
  • Hourly bike tours (historic, landmark, open house, etc.) of Coral Gables conducted by our knowledgeable staff
  • Free bike valet stations set up at two convenient locations on the event route
  • Food vendors from local participating restaurants with daily specials and outdoor seating
  • Bike Polo exhibition games by Miami Bike Polo
  • VIP tent with food and beverages and special giveaways for sponsors, invited guests and celebrities
  • Two live bands at the stage on the west side of Miracle Mile
  • Bike Showcase with product display’s, free bikes to borrow and bike mechanics

 

The streets of Miracle Mill will be closed to auto traffic.

For more information, visit www.gablesbikeday.com.

 

If you would like more information on events happening in Coral Gables, please contact me at (305) 992 6188 or email me at carolapawley@gmail.com

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July 4th Fireworks Celebration!

July 2nd, 2013 Written By Carol Pawley

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Colorful fireworks will fill the night skies over Coral Gables this July 4th. The City of Coral Gables, the Biltmore Hotel, University of Miami and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, along with several corporate citizens, have collaborated to sponsor this year’s event. The celebration will include a special concert by the Greater Miami Symphonic Band, concessions, patriotic mascots, and a spectacular fireworks display.  Rhiannon Ally the current co-anchor of “CBS4 This Morning” and “CBS4 News at Noon” will act as Master of Ceremonies at this year’s Independence Day celebration.

When: Thursday, July 4th. Grounds open at 5 p.m., live concert at 7 p.m. and fireworks show at 9 p.m.

Where: Biltmore Hotel, 1200 Anastasia Avenue.

Parking: The City will offer free parking and continuous shuttle service throughout the evening to and from the Biltmore Hotel. Shuttle service begins at 5 p.m. from the following locations. Please note: The last shuttle will depart for the fireworks at 8:30 p.m. Click on each location below for more information:

• University of Miami – Ponce garage and BankUnited Center surface lot 
• Coral Gables Youth Center – 405 University Drive 
• Garage 4 – 345 Andalusia Avenue

There will be refreshments available for purchase.

If you would like more information on events happening in Miami and the surrounding areas, please contact me at (305) 992 6188 or email me at carolapawley@gmail.com.
 
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Tour of the Gables 5k 2013

May 23rd, 2013 Written By Carol Pawley

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On Saturday May 25, 2013 the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce will host the 18th annual Baptist Health Tour of the Gables 5k. The race will start at 7:30 a.m. at Merrick Park and will take runners on a scenic tour of Coral Gables.

Medals will be awarded to the top three racers in each age group. There will be complimentary parking available at the Andalusia Parking Garage, west of LeJeune Road. The cost for participating is $30 for pre-registration and $35 on the day of the event for adults; and $20 for pre-registration and $25 on the day of the event for runners under 18 years of age. For more information, click here.

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Spring Celebration

March 19th, 2013 Written By Carol Pawley

On Saturday March 30, 2013 Coral Gables will be celebrating spring with its first-ever helicopter egg drop. Thousands of colorful, plastic eggs will be dropped by helicopter onto the Youth Center field as children watch from the perimeter. At 10 am there will be simultaneous egg hunts at five parks in the City, but the Youth Center is the only one featuring a helicopter egg drop. Immediately following the egg hunts, residents can enjoy a free concert, and carnival games and rides.

Participating parks are:
•War Memorial Youth Center, 405 University Drive
•Jaycee Park, 1230 Hardee Road
•Phillips Park, 90 Menores Avenue
•Salvadore Park, 1120 Andalusia Avenue
•Sunrise Harbor Park, 25 Sunrise Avenue

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Division at 305-460-5600.

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Valentines Day 2013: Romantic Dining Options

February 13th, 2013 Written By Carol Pawley

It’s that time of year again when love is in the air. I’m talking about Valentines Day. I wanted to share a list of  places to go and have a romantic dinner on Valentines Day.

660 At The Angler’s
Offers a three-course menu featuring grilled octopus ceviche, heirloom tomato salad, pork filet and Angus NY steak. $125 per couple.
660 At The Angler’s: 660 Washington Ave, Miami Beach; 305-534-9600

III Forks
Presents a sweetheart menu combining a III Forks salad, broiled tenderloin, truffled mashed potatoes and a chocolate lovers’ dessert. $140 per couple. A la carte wine and champagne specials also available.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse: 501 Silks Run, Hallandale Beach; 954-457-3920

Angelique Euro Café
Presents a four-course dinner menu Feb. 14-16 featuring a glass of sparkling wine, Gruyere gourges, escargo a la Provencal, filet mignon and lobster gnocchi. $49 per person. The restaurant will also be offering brunch Feb 16-17 featuring Parisian Omelets, Rioja steak-n-huevos and moules meuniere.

Angelique Euro Café: 117 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables; 305-529-9922

Area 31
Is offering a special a la carte menu featuring Sebastian Inlet oysters,“Not Your Mom’s Surf and Turf” (seared scallops, braised veal cheek, black trumpet mushrooms, spaghetti squash, polenta) and goat cheese panna cotta. The Epic Hotel is also offering a Wine & Dine package featuring a private cabana, three-course dinner and bottle of wine ($150 per person).
Area 31 at Epic Hotel: 270 Biscayne Blvd, Miami; 305-424-5234

Augello’s
Presents a package including a welcome cocktail, bottle of Prosecco Foss Marai, sea bream carpaccio, rose petal risotto with caviar and chocolate mousse. $170 per couple
Augello’s: 801 Collins Ave, Miami Beach
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Jazz in the Gables

January 25th, 2013 Written By Carol Pawley

By popular demand Jazz in the Gables is back. Lunchtime Jazz will take place every Wednesday beginning now through March 27, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. on the Plaza of the Coral Gables Museum (located on Salzedo Street two blocks north of Miracle Mile), and will feature a different artist each week. Box lunches by Catering by Lovables will be available for sale on-site.

There will be two additional evening concerts scheduled for February 1 and March 7, 2013 at 8 p.m. 

The event is a collaboration between the City of Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Museum, the Business Improvement District, the Miami Jazz Coop, and civic sponsors HBO Latin America, and Vizcaino, Gitlin & Zomerfeld, LLP.

Mayor Jim Cason said, “The City is pleased to be bringing back Jazz in the Gables to residents and professionals. This free music event and the chance to hear a different talented jazz performer each week continues to gain popularity, and is a great way to support the local art scene.” 

Jazz in the Gables 2013 Schedule

• January 30: The sounds of the FIU Jazz Ensemble
• February 1: Special Evening Concert with Daniel Strange Quartet at 8 p.m.
• February 6: The fabulous Tito Cruz Quartet
• February 13: Internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist Paulette Dozier
• February 20: Latin jazz instrumentalist Andy Harlow and band Salsamania
• February 27: The captivating, soul stirring jazz singer Lenard Rutledge
• March 6: The entertaining music of the Jack Siegel Band
• March 7: Special Evening Concert at 8 p.m. Artist to be announced.
• March 13: UM’s award-winning jazz vocal ensemble Extensions
• March 20: The sounds of MDC Faculty Jazz Ensemble
• March 27: Acclaimed jazz steelpan player Othello Molineaux

Click here for more information.

 
 
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4th Annual TOUR of KITCHENS January 26, 2013

January 24th, 2013 Written By Carol Pawley

The 4th Annual TOUR of KITCHENS will be held this Saturday January 26, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m..  The tour will showcase 8 of Coral Gables’ most spectacular designer kitchens. This self-guided Tour offers tastings, table settings, the sale of special foodie merchandise or home goods, and/or a cooking demonstration. After you pick up a program and map at the starting point Snaidero kitchens + design showroom (4110 Ponce de Leon Boulevard) breakfast bites, coffee and mimosa will be served, you may visit the homes in any order. The last stop on the Tour is Books & Books outdoor courtyard (265 Aragon Avenue) and will offer champagne & desserts. 

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Culinary Arts Program (CAP) at Coral Gables Senior High School. Coral Gables Community Foundation is a §501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Tickets are $50

This is an event not to be missed.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

 
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