West Virginia orchestra dispels preconceived notions

December 17, 2017 | Miami Night Life
Andrea Diggs, who plays flute with the Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra, said the local 5-year-old ensemble dispels preconceived ideas that symphony orchestras are serious, stuffy and elitist. "Our group is … Click to Continue » ...read more
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A Florida mayor quits after using dead people’s IDs for handicap parking, cops say

December 17, 2017 | Miami Beach
The mayor of Davenport has resigned about a week after the Pasco County Sheriff's Office arrested her and accused her of using identities stolen from dead people to park in … Click to Continue » ...read more
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The worst places to live if the tax bill passes

December 16, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
(Pexels; Pixabay) (Pexels; Pixabay) Here's where you don't want to be living if the final Republican tax bill passes; condolences to homeowners in New York, Long Island and Newark. The list was compiled by Trulia based on metro areas with the highest concentration of homeowners who pay more than $10,000 in annual property taxes. 11. Houston, Texas (Carol M. Highsmith) Effective property tax rate for 2016: 1.7% Household property tax bills above $
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Pompano rejects dismissal of contractor over property purchases

December 16, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Chris Brown and Kim Breisemeister Pompano Beach rejected a proposal to dismiss a city contractor that oversees tax-funded investments in areas where two of its directors bought property. City commissioner Michael Sobel proposed termination of the city's contract with Redevelopment Management Associates. He cited the 2015 purchases of three parcels by two directors of Redevelopment Management, Kim Breisemeister and Chris Brown. Sobel said the city
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Despite Irma damage, Caribbean estate sells near $67 million asking price

December 16, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Girasol (Credit: Pierre Carreau) Retired hedge-fund manager Bruce Kovner got a sum near the $67 million asking price for his Caribbean estate despite damage by Hurricane Irma, the Wall Street Journal reported. The listing agent, Christian Wattiau of Sibarth Real Estate, told the Journal the sale of Kovner's estate, called Girasol, was the most expensive property transaction ever recorded on St. Barts. However, extensive hurricane damage to the la
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Construction of Brigthline link to Orlando to start in first quarter

December 16, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Brightline passenger rail service between Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Miami will extend to Orlando. All Aboard Florida expects in the first quarter of 2018 to start construction to extend its Brightline passenger rail service to Orlando and to launch service to Miami. The Federal Railroad Administration on Friday approved All Aboard Florida's plan to link Orlando to its pending Brightline service in South Florida. The Brightline rail ser
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Title insurers are used to being real estate’s schmoozers-in-chief. New rules will change that

December 16, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
(Credit: Getty Images) From TRD New York: Guess who's coming to dinner? No one. If you could tune out the clinking glasses and the mutual pats on the back at Cooper-Horowitz's annual bash at Michael Jordan's steakhouse this week, you might have witnessed an unusual sight: Title insurance players looking anxious, huddled in a corner and discussing upcoming regulations that would change their business as they know it. New state rules which take eff
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Whole Foods to open new Dadeland store next month

December 16, 2017 | Miami Real Estate
Whole Foods will open a new supermarket in Miami at 7930 Southwest 104 Street on Jan. 10. Whole Foods will open its new supermarket in Miami's Dadeland area on Jan. 10. The 46,700-square-foot supermarket will open at 7930 Southwest 104 Street, next to a Target department store. The new Whole Foods supermarket will replace a smaller one at 11701 South Dixie Highway in Pinecrest, scheduled to close Jan. 7. The new Whole Foods store will open in a
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Ethnic holiday events draw crowds to Omaha

December 16, 2017 | Miami Night Life
Tourists wanting to experience the holidays around the world are finding festivities just a bus ride away — to Omaha, Nebraska. Last week, 22 motorcoach tours from across the country … Click to Continue » ...read more
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More than 200 passengers with stomach virus couldn’t wait to disembark from cruise

December 16, 2017 | Miami Health Services
A Royal Caribbean ship that returned to Port Everglades Saturday morning had many passengers relieved they were on dry land after a five-night cruise to the Caribbean. Cruise line officials … Click to Continue » ...read more
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