South Beach International Amateur golf tournament, December 19-22

"The two courses used for the tournament — Miami Beach Golf Club and Normandy Shores – are pretty much ready to go. “The courses are in great shape,” Hunt said." (source infra)

South Beach International Amateur tournament becoming a top-20 event - Golf - " . . .
Hunt, the tournament’s executive director, prepares to take that next step upward in 2013 in the event that runs Dec. 19-22. “We will be a top-20 event, easily,” Hunt said confidently. . . Hunt rattles off some of the countries that will be sending their best amateurs, including France, Italy, Mexico, Sweden, Venezuela and England. Of course, a field such as the South Beach event doesn’t just happen. “I’ve been working this thing hard for at least three months,” Hunt said. “Top players want to play against other top players. They want to go after each other. You get them by having a relationship with international federations and college coaches.” However, he does admit he has one huge advantage. “The players love the tournament,” he said, “but they also love coming to South Beach.”. . ." (read more at link above)

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New Hotels for Miami Beach, Art Fairs

New Hyatt Planned for South Beach
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New Hyatt Planned for South Beach ... Finvarb Companies to develop Hyatt South Beach, a hotel to be located at 1600 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach, Fla....


AC Hotels By Marriott Will Open First US Hotel in Miami Beach ...
AC Hotels By Marriott Will Open First U.S. Hotel in Miami Beach (Across From The ... one behind the new Hyatt South Beach in the 1600 block of Collins Avenue...

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ArtsUnited's 'Faces of Continuum' exhibit at LGBT Visitor Center in ... (blog)
ArtsUnited is holding a reception at the LGBT Visitor Center in South Beach on Friday October 25th, 5:00 – 8:00pm, for the “Faces of Continuum,” exhibition...

Participants announced for 2013 Untitled Art Fair in Miami Beach
Participants announced for 2013 Untitled Art Fair in Miami Beach ... temporary pavilion in which the exhibition is due to take place, is located on South Beach....

The list of galleries participating in Kabinett, a component of Art Basel Miami Beach has been released, with the fair due to take place from 5 to 9 December....
Condé Nast Traveler
Since its grand opening in 1954, the iconic Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach has been a magnet for celebrities—from classic Hollywood heavyweights like ...

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Young filmmaker captures slice of Jewish deli and butcher history in South Florida - Miami Beach - "Among the Growers, Grocers & Gefilte Fish offerings: a re-creation of a Wolfie’s deli counter and an old-fashioned grocery store. “This will really bring back memories,” Arnowitz said. “This will cover the whole state and feature about 250 companies and a small sampling of such a rich history of Jews involvement in this industry.”"

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Ferretti Group SoBe Sales Office, Versace Mansion art showcase

Haute Event: The Ferretti Group Launches Chic New Sobe Sales ...
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... new modern offices that will house the Ferretti sales team in South Beach as well. ... The majority of our clients have second homes in Miami Beach and some ...

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Versace mansion closes, readies for art exhibit?
Straits Times
People walk by the South Beach mansion formerly owned by fashion designer Gianni Versace in Miami Beach, Florida, on July 23, 2013. The palatial villa ...

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Versace Mansion May Be Used To Showcase Art
MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – The posh South Beach mansion once owned by Italian designer Gianni Versace may be used to showcase new art in the future ...

Versace mansion may feature Art Basel 2013 art
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Bill Clinton Endorsing Philip Levine for Mayor of Miami Beach (video)

Bill Clinton Endorses Philip Levine for Mayor of Miami Beach [FULL LENGTH VERSION] - YouTube:
Oct. 14, 2013 - Former President, Bill Clinton stopped by the Levine Campaign headquarters to endorse Phillip Levine's candidacy for Mayor. What followed was an off-the-cuff honest assessment of the kind of leadership that Phillip Levine will bring to Miami Beach. On November 5th, please help bring the style of leadership that Miami Beach needs to office by voting for Philip Levine.
For Miami Beach to achieve new levels of greatness, it's time that its residents and businesses have a mayor that puts them first.

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Miami Beach Light Rail, The Past, The Future

How Miami-Dade's Dreams Of Light Rail Look A Lot Like Its Past
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Ulysse Nardin To Unveil Limited Edition Schooner Timepiece At ...
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As Miami Beach Marina is all abuzz, readying for the grand opening of The Ferretti Group's sales center, there is one more debut to get excited about: the ...

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Pricy Fisher Island land goes for sewerage
Miami Today
A project to improve the sewage flow in Miami Beach led to talks to acquire nearly $4 million in land on Fisher Island to complete the work after engineers ...

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Boca Raton's Infamous Mitt Romney Host Moves to Miami Beach!
Jose Lambiet
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November Election, Future of Miami Beach Convention Center

Now that the winning bid cannot go to voters, still the commission and Beach residents have some choices--the most important of which will be the mayoral election next month --

Future of Miami Beach Convention Center Depends on November ...
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Last month, a Florida state appeals court struck down a referendum that would have allowed Miami Beach voters to ratify a $1 billion agreement between the ...

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2014 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival Tickets Go ...
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MasterCard cardholders continue to enjoy access to tickets through the MasterCard Priceless Miami Presale until 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, October 20 online ...

Belen Jesuit crew team competes in regatta
The Belen Jesuit crew team rows past luxury homes as they participate in the Head of the Indian Creek regatta in Miami Beach on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013....

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Bass Museum of Art Expansion

With $7.5 million grant, Bass Museum to expand
The Bass Museum of Art has received a $7.5 million grant from the city ofMiami Beach, money the 50-year-old museum plans to use to expand educational and ...(read more at link above)

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Liebermans Hoteling The Croydon Arms At 3720 Collins Ave
Curbed Hamptons
Alan Lieberman, of the prominent Miami Beach development family, writes in to say that he and his son Nathan are restoring the historic Croydon Arms Hotel at ...

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Much ado about ammo
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Ammoworks Inc., a defunct Miami Beach ammunition dealer owned and operated by Efraim Diveroli, filed suit last month against several parties in Stevensville ...

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Miami: Where Luxury Real Estate Meets . . .
The Nation.
If you fly into Miami International Airport and drive east toward the city and north on Interstate 95, you bypass South Beach and midtown and in about thirty ...

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Art Basel 2013, Soho Beach House, Rallies for Graffiti Artist Killed by Miami Beach Police

Caribbean Community Looks Forward to Art Basel 2013
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Property Highlight: The Soho Beach House
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Friends hold rallies for graffiti artist
MIAMI — Friends of a teenager who died after being shocked with a Taser by Miami Beach Police are staging rallies, art exhibits and concerts in his memory....


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Art Deco, Boutique Hotels, Restaurants, Piano Bar, South Beach

Post-recession, refits are the rule in luxe hotels - Travel Weekly: "In Miami Beach's popular South Beach area, the Hotel Victor has just completed an $8 million renovation, and its owners are turning the adjacent Versace manor into a boutique hotel and extension of the iconic property. . . . "

Visit Miami’s South Beach for the art deco, but stay for the food | "This guided historical walk will take your through some of the best hidden restaurants that Miami has to offer.  The tour reflects the city by showcasing some of the best food and drink offered by its diverse cultures such as Cuban, Columbian and Italian. Start your trek at The Angler’s, a cozy restaurant with ample outdoor seating where vacationers and locals  enjoy a view of the palm-tree lined streets. .  . ."

SoBeSocialClub's Edison Farrow co-owns piano bar, The Cabaret (blog)
Owners Edison Farrow, Ed DeCaso, and General Manager Carlos Rojas, will bring you this new and exciting venue to enjoy right in the heart of South Beach.
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Miami Beach, Sunscreen Brand, Hyatt South Beach

Miami Beach close to deal on official sunscreen - Miami Beach - " . . . The product line is expected to be available in 2014 and includes an array of creams made with “salt water, sea form, sea kelp, sand and other high-quality products and sea elements representing the Miami Beach brand,” according to a city memo. The product line includes sunscreens of various SPF protection, pre- and post-sun creams and sunless tanners in a “MB Beach fragrance.”. . ."

Hyatt South Beach to Open in 2015
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"We are excited to be bringing the first Hyatt- branded hotel to Miami Beach. Hyatt South Beach will be the ideal location for travelers to enjoy and explore the ...

MIAMI BEACH, Fla.: Cops: Man rips off Miami Beach hotel for $174,000 - Miami Beach - " . . .Miami's NBC6 ( ) reports Sabatino checked into the Hilton Miami Beach on Aug. 22. He reserved five rooms for himself and guests and told the hotel to charge it to his Sony corporate account. When he checked out on Sept. 27, he had racked up a large unpaid balance that included more than $100,000 worth of champagne. . ."

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Alan Faena, Mid-Miami Beach Vision

New vision for mid-Miami Beach
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Matt Damon and his family jet off to Miami Beach for some quality ...
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The family spent some quality time together on Saturday in Miami Beach, Florida. ... Matt Damon spends a day at the pool with his family in Miami Beach, Florida....

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Combating rising seas
That's one of the main messages that emerged from a recent day-long seminar in Miami Beach, where local officials met with experts from Holland to learn how ...

Death by 'excited delirium' questioned
Naked, hollering and foaming at the mouth, chronic cocaine-abuser Luiz Antunes Goncalves collapsed on a Miami Beach street. Declared dead at a nearby ...

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Miami Beach - Miami rail line plans

Miami Beach-Miami rail line plans revived
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... system along the MacArthur Causeway from downtown Miami to South Beach. ... Miami Beach Commissioner Jerry Libbin, also president and CEO of the ...

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Meet Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora's "Prince of ...
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Michael Gongora is a Miami Beach commissioner running for mayor. On his campaign website, the commish touts his corruption-fighting credentials, boldly ...

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Miami Beach Named America's 10th Best Dressed City ...Behind ...
Miami New Times (blog)
Miami Beach would normally love to be on any best dressed list, but real estate site Movato's ranking of the town as the tenth best dressed small city in America ...

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NY Film Academy to Miami Beach
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Ferretti sales center in Miami Beach

Ferretti plans sales center in Miami Beach: "....The sales center will hold a VIP grand opening in October. “We chose to grow our footprint in Miami, given that in the last 10 years the city has become an incredibly prominent location in the U.S. market, with a thriving commercial and residential real estate development community for Europeans, North, South and Central Americans, along with a strong influx of Latin American commerce and top corporations relocating their head offices to Miami,” Ferretti Group America president and CEO James Henderson said in a statement. “The majority of our clients have second homes in Miami Beach and some have even established their primary residences here as well. Miami Beach Marina is in the heart of Miami and is an ideal location to entertain and showcase our new product to current clients while introducing prospective clients to our group, the versatility of yachts within our portfolio and the incredible yachting lifestyle Miami offers,” Henderson said. According to a 2012 Knight Frank Wealth Report focusing on concentrations of high-net-worth individuals in cities, Miami was ranked sixth globally, surpassing top cities such as Geneva, Shanghai, Berlin and Beijing, the company said...." (read more at link above)

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SIME MIA, tech conference, Miami Beach

SIME MIA, a European tech conference, coming to Miami area - Business - "A two-day conference that aims to bring together leading technologists, media innovators and investors to explore new ideas for the digital space is coming to South Florida in December. Planned for the eve of Art Basel-Miami Beach, SIME MIA also aims to mine the intersection of technology and creativity. . . . .“I have always loved Miami, and now there is an undeniable bubbling of talent, curiosity and a thirst for knowledge that made this decision natural,” the Swedish serial entrepreneur and investor (Ola Ahlvarsson, chairman and founder of SIME and a part-time Miami Beach resident) said. About 500 entrepreneurs from Europe, North America and Latin America have been invited to the Dec. 3-4 event, which will include talks, presentations, workshops and demos on wide-ranging topics such as big data, venture capital, artificial intelligence, Google Glass, the digital transformation of our cities and the rise of Miami as an emerging innovation and media hub . . . a special element of SIME conferences, Ahlvarsson said, is that this is not your typical, often boring conference format -- SIME conferences are relevant, interactive, inspirational, surprising and fun. Confirmed speakers for the conference, to be held at the New World Center in Miami Beach and The LAB Miami in Wynwood, include Neil Jacobstein, co-chair of artificial intelligence and robotics at Singularity University in the NASA Research Park in Mountain View, Calif...." (read more at links above and

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