Five years ago, the only athletic activity on Virginia Key was getting buzzed at Jimbo's and bowling bocci balls with the beach bums. Ever since the island's 82-acre park reopened in 2008, however, Miami cyclists have turned the mounds of dredge detritus into a mountain biker's Mecca. Miles of trail ... More >>
This much is clear: Miami's sewers are deteriorating, and millions of gallons of wastewater are polluting Biscayne Bay. The county has proposed a $1.5 billion fix, but one local environmental group has now filed suit in federal court to stop the plan.Key Biscayne resident Judi Koslen and the environ ... More >>
Michael Glabicki is 2 and a half years old. His bloody head is on the pavement. Tiny body still. Pupils pointed skyward. Eyes empty.
The car that nearly crushed him has finally stopped moving, but the pain is a beating drum inside his skull. And the gleaming light that shines beyond his reach is b ... More >>
Sh*t is hitting the fan. First, there were the leaks: over 65 of them in the past two years, inundating neighborhoods across South Florida with putrid water. Then came the bill: over $1.1 billion to fix the county's aging sewage system. The crap crisis has become so bad that last week the county ann ... More >>
What a load of crap. Earlier this week, county officials warned that unless unruly Miami Beach condo owners allowed for construction on a waste pipeline stretching to Virginia Key, the sewer line could soon break. "I can tell you it's going to rupture, I just can't tell you when," said John Renfrow, ... More >>
Photo by Riki AltmanD.I.Y. tartare? Yes, please!Right off the bat, we have a confession: We never ate at the former Rusty Pelican before the recent remodeling. We feared it would be musty inside and found it a schlep to trek out to Virginia Key. Also, the menu didn't look any more appealing than ... More >>
A blood pump in Virginia Key Landfill, 1976Twisted metal. Bags of blood. Broken needles. Human excrement. Mysterious orange drums full of God-knows-what.Like a giant shit-filled anniversary cake, the Virginia Key landfill has been stuffed full of the nastiest crap Miami has to offer. The dump has be ... More >>
The Herd is stampeding toward SoFla.
Almost 22 years ago, East Coast fusion rockers Donna the Buffalo led a mass gathering of its friends, fellow bands, and followers -- nicknamed The Herd -- to Ithaca, New York for the inaugural Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival.
In the intervening decades, thi ... More >>
Calling all would-be actors, happy extras, or just plain lovers of your local music scene. If you're not camera shy, you've got an opportunity to immerse yourself in the Miami music scene this Thursday ... Literally.
Local singer-songwriter Vito has recorded a track called "The Wave," and will ... More >>
See, all the girls get kisses.People don't go to Jimbo's birthday party because they want celebrate the old man's happy 80-thousandth year on this earth. They go for the smoked fish and free beer.That's actually a bit of an exaggeration. Everyone loves Jimbo. All the girls get a kiss and a sit on ... More >>
Two children were swimming yesterday afternoon around 3 p.m. off Virginia Key near the Miami Seaquarium when they began to struggle. Two men heroically jumped in to save them. However, one man died trying to the save kids.The man, identified as Douglas Frank Butler, was visiting from Gainesville and ... More >>
A local wedding dress shop owner gave away 100 wedding dresses to brides who just lost their job. [Herald]Manny Diaz's plan to remake Virginia Key has been pushed back, meaning it won't come to fruition while he's in office. [Herald]Carnival is coming to Downtown Miami this weekend. [SFLTimes]Channi ... More >>
Andrew Zimmern, host of Travel Channel's popular Bizarre Foods series, will be at Jimbo's on Virginia Key tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) in order to film part of the show's upcoming Beach Special. Be there at 4:30 p.m. or later if you want to take part in the party -- and perhaps be seen as a bl ... More >>