Margie Pikarsky coordinates Redland Organics, a local organization of South Florida growers, It supplies sustainable vegetables, herbs, honey, and eggs to Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward counties, and is among the best communiity supported agriculture programs around.
Few farmers in South Florida h ... More >>
Miami Brewing Company, the beer side to Schnebly Redland's Winery, purchased a canning line and their signature Big Rod Coconut Ale (5.4 ABV) cans will begin to appear in local stores by late August, said Schnebly's Director of Sales and Marketing Joe Reyes.
The canning line should arrive sometime ... More >>
A life lesson for Miami's legion of borderline-insane bikers: If you're going to lead police on a high-speed chase, make sure your buddy isn't filming the whole thing on his helmet camera. Sure, it makes great YouTube fodder, but if police catch your friend, your own daring escape won't mean much.Th ... More >>
Also read "Pit Bull Ban Spurs Dog Fight"Even if dozens of party primaries don't get your blood pressure up, there's one compelling ballot item that should drive you to the polls today: For the first time since 1989, Miamians have a chance to strike down one of the nation's dumbest laws. Dade's pit b ... More >>
When Gov. Rick Scott's administration began a statewide purge of "non-citizen" voters, it didn't seem like a coincidence that the Miami Herald found the GOP-led effort disproportionately targeted Democrats, Hispanics and independents -- many of whom were in fact eligible to vote. It was also no grea ... More >>
We know you're tired of polls. Mitt Romney has taken a commanding lead in Florida primary polls, and will all but certainly beat his rivals. After that, Florida polls are likely to show a neck and neck battle between Romney and Obama. This Tarrance Group poll conducted for the Everglades founda ... More >>
If you'd told Larcenia Bullard 35-years ago - back when she was teaching school kids for a living -- that she'd one day use her lofty platform as a Florida state Senator to advocate for marijuana reform, she would have banished you to the principal's office. "I would not have possibly imagined th ... More >>
The new Hatuey is close in spirit to the original.The new Hatuey (pronounced ah-TWAY) Beer returned to bars, restaurants and liquor stores in Miami-Dade and Monroe counties this past summer. The original Hatuey was first produced in Santiago de Cuba around 1927. By 1959 it was Cuba's favorite cer ... More >>
Jacqui Colyer, the Miami regional director for the Department of Children and Families, has resigned just a little over two years since taking the job. Her department and handling of the job came under fire after the body of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona was found stuffed in a bag, covered in chemi ... More >>
The Federal Bureau of Economic Analysis has released its county-level estimates of per capita personal income (total personal income divided by population) for 2009, and apparently the people of Miami-Dade brought in $36,357 each on average. That's a much smaller figure than most of our neighbori ... More >>
NASAA satellite view of the oil spill taken by NASAOn news that some oil had begun leaking into the Loop Current, Governor Charlie Crist declared a state of emergency for Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Collier, Lee, Charlotte and Monroe counties. A state of emergency had already been decla ... More >>
The AP reports this morning that the pope has accepted the resignation of Miami Archbishop John Favalora, who has led the Catholic Church in Miami, Broward, and Monroe counties since 1994.
Rev. Neil Doherty was accused of drugging and molesting dozens of boys in Miami.Favalora's move ... More >>
Well, here's something slightly counter-intuitive. Miami-Dade county is apparently the 11th healthiest out of Florida's 67 counties. What's more is that we ranked the healthiest in the state in "Health Behaviors," a category that takes into account smoking, binge drinking and risky sex.CountyHeal ... More >>
It's not exactly uncommon to hear someone floating around the political fantasy of South Florida becoming its own state. Not to say it'd ever actually happen, but c'mon, we all know the rest of Florida is holding us back. Well, a new political map that redraws the United States with the idea ... More >>
Bargain hunter Teresa Mears at her recession-friendly Twitter account.Social media that makes life easier is a thing of beauty.
Miami on the Cheap (@miamicheap) is just such a thing, making it a snap to find the best
deals this side of the swamp.
Teresa Mears is the publisher, author, and editor ... More >>