It wasn’t exactly time travel but on Friday July 5th a group of long term current, and former island residents, gathered for a reunion at the Key Biscayne Beach Club where many of the 180 participants felt transported back in time.
4th of July Grand Marshall Jewelry Judi says there is no place like home
KB Parade Committee started working at 7:30am at the KBYC breakfast for last minute details and the Parade ran smoothly with great entries, bands, and dancing behind the one and only Junkanoos.
Chat with Mario Ernesto Sanchez, founder of Hispanic Theater Festival
Healthy habits and healthy eating are all part of the dynamics that makes Key Biscayne one of the healthiest cities in South Florida. The residents of this island paradise enjoy the various workout programs and wellness novelties that take their health to the next level.
It’s turtle nesting season.
Francisco, Greg, Lisa, Lissette, Jodie, Justo, Karina, Mariella, Raquel and Walter.
The Village of Key Biscayne Fire Rescue Departments is prepared to celebrate the 4th of July and wants to assure residents and visitors have a fun and safe holiday. A few things to consider for your day and night celebrations.
Meeting addresses the viability of pouring billions into Virginia Key wastewater treatment plant as sea level rise confounds imminent challenges
Tips to keep your dog safe and sound during summer and Fourth of July festivities
Fourth of July Holiday weekend tid-bits and tips from parks and recreation director Todd Hofferberth
“The Fourth of July is a special day because it’s a day where the parade committee, the rotary, the residents, the police, and fire, all come together and work very hard to make it the best day to be a Key Biscayner.”
Roving Reporter Bill Durham went out and about in the community to ask folks:What does the Fourth of July mean to you?
Our Annual 4th of July Parade Rotary Picnic is fast approaching. The event will be held on Thursday July 4th from 9AM to 3 PM or till we run out of food. We need volunteers to step up and do the patriotic thing to raise funds for charity. The Rotary Club of Key Biscayne holds this community …
Musician and artist Louie Archambeau. Photo Courtesy Louie Archambeau
The loosely defined fraternity of former and current Key Biscayne residents known as “Key Rats” will hold a reunion over 4th of July weekend as they seek to re-connect with old neighbors, classmates and friends to celebrate local history and tap back into that island-style living groove.
Ron Erbel shares a lifetime of experience as the family prepares to celebrate his retirement party
Virginia Key was the hot topic at the June city of Miami Commission meeting as the fates of both the African-American Museum and the Rickenbacker and Marine Stadium marinas were on the agenda.
Ultra’s one year banishment from downtown Miami may soon be over. A resolution sponsored by Commissioner Keon Hardemon proposes to bring the concert back to Bayfront Park... and a key provision may ensure that Ultra stays downtown for the forseeable future.
As the village manager led budget workshop began on the evening of June 18 with council; Mayor Mike Davey presciently said he hoped the heavy rains that came down outside chambers right before the meeting start did not forecast any stormy conversation ahead; but his hunch was right and it did.
Happening this morning. MIAMI SEAQUARIUM TO RELEASE MANATEE NAMED JARJAR BRANCH BACK TO FLORIDA WATERS
After a successful rehabilitation, JarJar Branch the manatee will leave Miami Seaquarium on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 10:30 am and be released back to Florida waters in Round Island, Ft. Pierce. The Miami Seaquarium Rehabilitation Team will be directly educating campers/future rescuers on t…
This piece was presented as Kurt Vonnegut's commencement address at MIT in 1997. It's great stuff, but apparently it wasn't written or delivered by Vonnegut. It's still a beautiful piece...
Why should we be looking at perennial trash cans on the curb? Please read and follow the schedule.
Author Leo Buscaglia used to say that when he was a kid and would sit down at the dinner table with the family, his father would always ask the same question: “What did you learn today?”
What started out as an advertisement in the Islander New is today a thriving men’s group that meets bimonthly at the community center on Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:30 to present a time for guys to get together and feel heard and understood in conversation with each other.
The first man in my life was “Daddy”. I was the first born and Dad always said it was me who matured him – he was now responsible for another life. (Two more would follow). This Sunday, much like Mother’s Day, there is no card for me to buy or phone call to make or lunch to plan – Dad’s gone…
If some island residents refuse to respect traffic laws and common courtesy then start heavy fine ticketing now!
Spiritual Contemplations: The meaning behind the recent Consecration of the Village of Key Biscayne and deepening familial faith during trying times
We Catholics fulfill the consecration to the Immaculate Hearts of Jesus and Mary with a sincere and true readiness like the Mother of God asks of us. Our hearts are depositories of the Holy Spirit present in our daily lives. This faith is sure to lead us into an existence of grace under the …
On May 31, 2019, the Miami Herald ran an article, “Hialeah is hot. Key Biscayne is not. Here’s where Miami property values stand in 2019”, the article sheds light on a sobering reality that we Key Biscayners need to face…our property values are falling and our market is not hot.
Miami International Boat Show seeking long term lease on Virginia Key, presentation expected at next VKAB meeting
By David Winker, Special to Islander News
The 22nd Annual Jorge Portela Fishing and Diving Tournament to honor the legacy of a lifetime resident who passed way too early in his late 30’s from cancer is launching again this weekend. It is a Father’s Day tradition born from family and friends which started with just a few boats over t…
I am very fortunate that Islander News readers call me often to review subjects I address in my commentaries. I appreciate the attention they give to all issues of community interest and I am grateful for all I learn from those who call. For sure, the Islander News continues to be extremely …
The hardest thing I ever did was put my 87 year old Mother’s belongings in a 4 X 4 box and admit her to a nursing home. We had run out of money for her care. She became a Medicaid recipient. A summa cum laude graduate of American University, a Pan American Flight Attendant, a mother of three…
The Miami Seaquarium will offer FREE admission and animal encounters for Dads during Father’s Day weekend.
A museum dedicated to the African-American experience on Virginia Key took a key step forward as the Virginia Key Advisory Board voted May 28 in favor of resolution #5883.
Around 7pm this past Tuesday I was walking back from the beach along the wooden-slated path, near some bushes. I felt a sharp bite on my toe and a dime-sized brown furry-looking insect was there. I then had about 15 minutes of intense pain, much worse than a bee sting.
Creative Writing teacher at MAST Academy Otto Zequeira clearly can relate to his students.
June marks the start of hurricane season and a time for Floridians to stock up on qualifying disaster preparedness supplies exempt from sales tax.
We say the heart and soul of the Key Biscayne Woman’s Club is the granting of scholarships, an annual tradition of over 50 years.
City of Miami holds meeting to put Ultra Music Festival back on agenda
On Wednesday May 8, a day before the city of Miami Commission was set to likely renew Ultra’s license agreement for at least another year, City Hall unexpectedly received a letter from Event Entertainment Group declaring light’s out to the party on Virginia Key.
Memorial Day Service on the Village Green May 27 at 9am
Talented students from across the area showcased the natural beauty of the Island Paradise for the Key Biscayne Lions Club Photo Contest, and the winners are honored by the service club.
“Empty the Tanks Day” protestors lobby to “Free Lolita” and other captive animals held at the Miami Seaquarium
Approximately 100 protestors set out in a walk from Virginia Key Beach to the Miami Seaquarium Saturday May 11 starting at 10am Mother’s Day weekend for an “Empty the Tanks” and Dolphin Protection Project international event that slowed traffic along Rickenbacker Causeway.
Fearless Youth Talks on drugs, alcohol, sex, depression, suicide, panel discussion: “Key Cares: It takes a Village” moderated by youth minister Tony Goudie at KB Community Church
Tony Goudie is a key rat who seems to transcend age, religion, economic background, home-grown histories, and politics, to honestly connect with people island-wide. This according to comments from a variety of folks and insight gleaned after a recent interview with Islander News.
The Miami Foundation is making $250,000 available for ideas that increase urban mobility