he dog park project
Build it and they will come.
Yeah, but how many dogs will use the park? It seems to me this Dog Park business needs some basic market research. Do it before we spend any taxpayer money.
Make it simple. Use The Islander News, for example, and ask readers who want a Dog Park to sign-up at the Community Center. Then we’ll get a feel for how many are likely to use it. While the Village is at it, ask a couple of other questions such as “what kind of dog do you have?” and “when and how often would you use the park? “Don’t ask too many tiring questions, just enough to help us make an educated guess.
I know that research stuff is the haven of the cowardly to those who want to charge ahead and not get bogged down. But what’ll happen if only 15 people sign up?
Will somebody say the research stuff stinks and didn’t cover all off-island people who want to take a Sunday drive out to beautiful Key Biscayne, with their loveable Pit Bull called Bully, and use our Dog Park?
Now it’s getting overly complicated and, of course, we’ll need a $100,000 Dog Park consultant who looks like a mystic from the Far East to tell us what to do.
I know what you’re going to say: “Don’t bother me anymore. Build it and they will come.”
Options for Bear Cut Bridge
Every article I have read about Bear Cut Bridge addresses the problems with the concrete pilings that continue to be damaged by the saltwater corrosion.
Therefore repairs or replacement of the pilings and or bridge are being considered. I was wondering if any other alternative options are also being considered. How about a bridge with no pilings that will no longer be effected by the saltwater corrosion? How about even considering filling in the cut and just continuing the causeway road?
If Henry Flagler could build his monumental overseas highway through the Florida Keys, we should also be able to come up with a viable resolution to Bear Cut.
Harry Emilio Gottlieb
Pleased to bring Green Market to Key
I, along with The Market Company Staff, am so pleased to bring the Community Church Green Market to Key Biscayne. Our shoppers have been so grateful to have the market and we plan to be there year-round bringing the best local and organic produce available along with all the special accompanying products.
We are beginning to see the harvest of our summer tropical fruits. Mangoes will be in abundance this year along with our avocadoes, lychees and longans.
Please be sure all of your neighbors are aware of the market.
The Market Company
Cat located, returned home
I would like to thank The Islander News and Peter Black for calling to see if the pet we reported lost in last week’s newspaper had been found.
While visiting my daughter at Commodore Club which borders Crandon Park, our cat unexpectedly jumped over a wired fence while walking with his “buddy” dog that belongs to my nine-year-old grandson. They had walked together before without incident.
The Key Biscayne Community Cat Group suggested I contact The Islander News to post an ad.
I personally went to distribute flyers at various Village locations including the Chamber of Commerce, Public Works and Police and Fire departments.
After spending close to 60 hours at Crandon Park looking for the cat, and making contact with staff there, I am happy to report that “Sweetie,” a rescued cat, was located Monday morning thanks to call from cat volunteer Isabelle with assistance from park employee Luciano. A blond haired lady who works at entrance booth (can’t remember her name) even called me from home to advise we should return earlier due to weather.
Mariana from the Village of Key Biscayne Public Works Department assisted in passing word to others, as well as other volunteers like Lola, notified by Isabelle.
These individuals were a true blessing, both proficient and caring. When people open their hearts and lives to others in any type of suffering, it restores faith in humanity. It is a beautiful expression of who you are as a community.