Sean Bignami was taking his usual Sunday-afternoon jog through Virginia Key when his jaw dropped at what he saw: Covering the usually pristine island was a sea of garbage, swirling over protected dunes and floating away into Bear Cut. Bignami quickly realized that revelers at the Nine Mile Music Fes ... 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 >>
"The sun is shining, the breeze is softly blowing, and we're thinking of you." Those far-out good vibes come courtesy of your friends at the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance, who've just announced the 2013 lineup for their second annual South Floridian celebration of Cajun, count ... More >>
See the full 42-photo Nine Mile Music Festival slideshow. Nine Mile Music Festival 2012 With Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley, alongside Capleton, Burning Spear, and others Virginia Key Beach Park Saturday, March 3, 2012 Musicians come and go. But their music becomes immortal. Bob Marley tr ... More >>
Photo by John D KurcDonna the Buffalo guitar guy and Grassroots Festival founder Jeb Puryear.In the hot, sweet summer of 1990, Donna the Buffalo guitar guy Jeb Puryear and his bandmates invited a few musical friends and 1,500 fans to Ithaca, New York's State Theater for the first-ever Finger Lake ... More >>
Ms. Chaka Khan is The Queen of Funk.The Herd just got a little thicker. Two weeks ago, the Virginia Key Grassroots Festival -- a SoFla spinoff of Ithaca, New York's Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival, organized by mountain music crew Donna the Buffalo -- released its initial 25-act lineup, starrin ... More >>
On Saturday, Jimbo's will be swarming with Frankenstockers.Crossfade was down at Jimbo's this Saturday, and we asked him how he feels about all of the bands that play out there. Does he like them? He said enthusiastically, "Oh, yeah!" Though he's had both knees replaced, the 84-year-old still loves ... More >>
Aristotle Ares, 87, wants to resurrect an island lost to the elements 85 years agoThe Port of Miami Tunnel might be a boondoggle, but its construction continues apace. With a giant drill now in place, the big dig begins next month. The debate is now over where to dump the tons of crud. Environmental ... More >>
Want to look as happy as she does? Read on.Summer officially kicks off today, but we've been feeling the heat since, well, last summer. Here at Short Order, we know the best way to cool off is watching the waves with a beer in hand. So we're bringing you our five favorite waterside bars:5. ... 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 >>
According to a tipster, this is Bouygues's $1 million boatThese are dangerous times for the conspicuously wealthy. Overtaxed voters just threw out BMW-driving county mayor Carlos Alvarez. The outrage over George Burgess's $500,000 severance package is still palatable.But nothing brings out the pi ... More >>
City Manager Tony Crapp Jr.In October 2009, prosecutors charged George Munne, the owner of local construction firm American Earth Movers (AEM), with felony organized fraud. His crime: Paying kickbacks to a minority contractor who never did any work, all so his firm could meet county standards on ... More >>
via CBS4Other things happened in Miami yesterday besides the arrival of LeBron James. Horrible things like a bizarre car crash that killed five, a fatal shooting in Hialeah, and a plan to bring more red light cameras to Miami Beach.
Lurkzilla Via Flicker CCA very Miami satire: Chonga Girl as grand marshal a couple of years ago.When Glenn Terry started a satirical parade called the King Mango Strut in 1982, life was more simple. He plopped down two cardboard boxes at the end of a street with signs that read, "Closed fo ... More >>
Fancy a splash of environmentalism today?
Across the Rickenbacker Causeway from our gutter metropolis, between the City of Miami and the Village of Key Biscayne, lies Virginia Key. It's home to the legendary Jimbo's, a one of a kind smoked fish and beer shack replete with bocce ball, feral cocks and spray can art.
Virginia Key Beach, restored to its former glory.
Fine foods for riding out the storm season
This'll be the best home brew ever! Ever feel the urge to talk to a marine scientist? Well look no further. Every Friday night they gather at bar behind the University of Miami Marine Sciences Campus on Virginia Key. Just make your first right off the Rickenbacker right after you pass the Miami S ... More >>
I didn't want a bunch of dudes who could beat me in my sleep.
Could this be the next salmon?
Jimbo's, a beloved chowder of old Florida and innocent days, is adrift
This wet, hot extreme sport combines the thrill of flying with the threat of grievous bodily harm
Amelia Earhart Park
Unfulfilled promise at water's edge
Virginia Key to Key Biscayne
From the issue of September 27, 2001
Nude Recreation Week
Jimbo's, Tobacco Road, Score, and Titanic
Useful, Useless Culinary Collectibles
Open spaces: check. Sewer runoff: check. Locked gate: check. Yep, this is indeed a Miami park!
Titanic Brewing Company
April 1-7, 1999
The sexton's post at the Miami City Cemetery is a burial ground for troublesome municipal employees. But Clyde Cates wasn't about to just roll over and die.
So don't complain when we spill 25 million gallons of sewage onto your beaches