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Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series

April 21, 2014 12:40 PM0 comments

Miami Beach, Fla. (April 17, 2014) – Paying homage to the inception of Fontainebleau Miami Beach in 1954, Cellar 1954 Wine & Dinner Series is a monthly event that pairs the world’s most prestigious wines and winemakers with the award-winning cuisine of Fontainebleau Miami Beach’s signature dining destinations. On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Michael Mina 74 – Fontainebleau’s new signature restaurant by critically-acclaimed chef Michael Mina – will host a decadent four-course wine pairing dinner with wines hand-selected and presented by Manuel Louzada, Estate Director of Bodega Numanthia – the renowned Spanish winery located […]

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Cavalli to host 4-course dinner paired with wine

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Cavalli to host 4-course dinner paired with wine

World-renowned couturier Roberto Cavalli along with his son, wine aficionado Tommaso Cavalli, are taking a break from the beautiful Italian peninsula to host a special four-course dinner paired with the family wine at Cavalli Miami Restaurant & Lounge. On Thursday, April 24, the father and son duo will bring their finest Italian vinos from the Cavalli vineyard,Tenuta degli Dei, where each vintage will be paired with the culinary delights of Executive Chef Stefano Mazzi. The four-course wine dinner is priced at $120 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. In true, authentic Italian […]

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Real Story Of Panther’s Multi-Million Request

April 18, 2014 9:17 AM0 comments
Real Story Of Panther’s Multi-Million Request

By Buddy Nevins, BrowardBeat.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 17, 2014 - Credit Bloomberg.com for writing a most comprehensive story about the Florida Panther’s multi-million request from taxpayers. The story quotes County Commissioner Chip LaMarca as being against the request: “The entertainment side is going well, but the hockey team isn’t,” he said. “I don’t think we want to subsidize the operation of the team.” LaMarca is locked in a tough re-election battle, so I don’t expect him to flip flop on this statement, […]

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Ann Storck Center won the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge

April 17, 2014 5:56 PM0 comments
Ann Storck Center won the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge

Fort Lauderdale, April 17, 2014 - The Ann Storck Center today announced that the organization has just won the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge. The prize is a complete IKEA makeover including products and design expertise valued at $8,500. This is the 4th year of the IKEA Life Improvement Challenge; a program in which IKEA US customers and co-workers vote on a charity to win a complete makeover. Over 83,000 votes were cast and the winning charities were announced on April 4, 2014 […]

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Tiger Creek Preserve helps make Lake Wales Ridge a hiker’s heaven

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Lupines along the trail at Tiger Creek Preserve on the Lake Wales Ridge.

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 17, 2014 - We don’t have mountains in Florida, but we do have a few hills that can add interest to Florida trails. That’s why Lake Wales Ridge is one of the best places in Florida to spend a few hours hiking. In fact, Lakes Wales Ridge is a real Florida treasure, although not a well-known one. Lake Wales Ridge once was an island poking up through a shallow sea. It’s 150 miles […]

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One More Trip Over The River At Stage Door Remains Warm And Funny Just Not As Vibrant

April 16, 2014 9:18 AM0 comments
Nick tries to get the grandparents’ attention in Broward Stage Door’s Over The River And Through The Woods / Photo by George Wenztler

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 16, 2014 - Nearly two decades after its debut,  still makes audiences chuckle and tear up depicting the redefinition of “family” that haunted the guilty consciences of Boomers who moved away from relatives in the 1990s in the name of finding themselves. But what struck Florida audiences as hilarious and poignant in the 2000 production at the Caldwell Theatre has lost a bit of its power in this perfectly workmanlike and mildly affecting edition […]

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Wick Takes A Chance With Mixed Bouquet Of Steel Magnolias

April 12, 2014 11:45 AM0 comments
The clients at Truvy’s salon wrestle with another challenge in The Wick’s Steel Magnolias / Photo by Amy Pasquantonio

By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 12, 2014 - The Wick Theatre has trotted out some sprawling musicals in its first season, so it couldn’t be demure when picking its first non-musical production. Producers chose Steel Magnolias, approaching it in the same broad way as their premiere season that featured such extravaganzas as White Christmas, Sound of Music and 42ndStreet. The Wick curtain opens on the theater’s first ever in-house built set, which, on opening night, received its own rousing applause. Resident scenic […]

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Kayak under a full moon in Florida

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Kayak under a full moon in Florida

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 12,2014 - Night-time can be a peaceful or romantic time to kayak . Many parks and outfitters offer full-moon kayak and canoe trips. There also are some other ways to enjoy the outdoors on full-moon nights, including bicycling and concerts. Here are some full-moon kayak trips around the state: Blue Moon outfitters has offered full moon paddles  at Oleta River State Park, North Miami, every month for 13 years. Their trips include a bonfire and smores and usually […]

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Where to experience firefly season. Wait, what’s firefly season?

April 11, 2014 9:35 AM0 comments
Where to experience firefly season. Wait, what’s firefly season?

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 12, 2014 - Blue Spring State Park,  home to manatees in the winter and a favorite place for a swim in clear, bracing spring water in the summer, will allow visitors to stay one hour after closing during firefly season in April. Really? When I first read this, I thought it was an April Fool’s joke. As a South Florida resident, am I alone in my ignorance of “firefly season”? But I did […]

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How many railroad crossings will close for new downtown passenger train service?

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How many railroad crossings will close for new downtown passenger train service?

By Ann Henson Feltgen, BrowardBulldog.org, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 11, 2014 - New downtown passenger train service that will speed users from Orlando to South Florida and back may sound like a tourism dream come true, but there’s a potentially unexpected cost to local residents. Local governments face increased costs to maintain the areas where their roads cross the tracks and some fear the closing of smaller crossings to vehicular traffic to save money. Elizabeth Fulford lives west of Broward General […]

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Have I Got A Girl For You Entertains, But Proves Island City’s Savvy For New Works

April 10, 2014 9:00 AM0 comments
Escort manager Mike Westrich, madame Sharyn Peoples, Larry Buzzeo and hooker Christina Groom are among the strange characters in Island City Stage’s Have I Got A Girl For You. / Photo by Robert Figueroa

By Michelle F. Solomon, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2014 - The small, yet “can do” Island City Stage swept the Carbonell Awards at the end of March for its production of Dan Clancy’s drama The Timekeepers. Its latest production, Have I Got A Girl For You, while not as groundbreaking as Timekeepers last fall, nonetheless has an originality that shows what this company really can do. South Florida transplant Josh Mesnik has found the perfect partners in Island City Stage for his play.  […]

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Tent camping: The essentials checklist

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Tent camping: The essentials checklist

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, April 10, 2014 - Every once in awhile, I come back to this checklist and revise it based on new experiences.  You will be doing the same with your list. Tent camping in Florida has some unique requirements, most related to our weather: Airy tents; strong sunscreen; insects and gators; unpredictable weather. These guidelines are intended for “car campers,” who drive up to their campsite. Many tent sites are primitive, meaning there’s no water […]

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