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Doggie Day Camp in Miami … The Yellow Doggie Bus

I was driving by Pinecrest Gardens the other evening … and noticed a yellow  ‘school’  bus next to me, with really excited barking coming from inside.   

At the windows were  a dozen (or so) faces of dogs … all different kinds… all  happy, panting pups …  with waggy tails .  

The dogs were on their way home from a day a doggie day camp…     

The  bus pulled over and stopped at  the side of the road by Pinecrest Gardens, which was ‘pick-up point’ …   The driver  handed out treats to each of  her  ‘passengers’  and waited for the owners to drive up …    She chatted  with the pets and then the owners …  It was fun to watch.

We’re often asked for recommendations as to pet sitters, kennels, dog parks, veterinarians … So, here’s one more Miami secret to share …  “Doggie Day Care” ! 

www.TotallyDog.com    Doggie Day Care …  A yellow doggie bus  for dogs only …    Miami pets get the royal treatment!

If you or someone you know are moving to Miami with pets,  we would love to help you relocate here.  We specialize in Miami …  and we specialize in real estate here.  The Restivo Team at EWM Realtors.  Our direct line is 305 793-1365   …  and  you can always contact us here  and/or via email at [email protected]

 

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Free Tickets To UM Football Game

 

Residents of Coral Gables can snag some free tickets to the University of Miami vs Georgia Tech game at Sun Life Stadium.

Residents can buy one and get two free tickets for the game on October 22. Tickets go on sale September 26 and need to be purcahsed in person at the UM Hecht Athletic Building on San Amaro Drive, Monday thru Friday(8:30-5).

The tickets will be available up until the 21st of October, on a first come first serve basis.

Call 1-800-GO-CANES if you need more information.

 

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Local Junior Tennis Players Practice With Venus Williams

 Chase Perez-Blanco and Baker Newman recently had such an opportunity to practice with tennis superstar Venus Williams. They were asked to practice in West Palm Beach, where Venus lives and trains.

Both are part of the Junior Tennis Program at Royal Palm Tennis Club in Pinecrest. The program is run by former University of Miami tennis star Eric Hechtman, who has also practiced with Venus and her sister Serena. He’s also served as hitting partner for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

If you’re looking for a tennis club, Royal Palm has junior tennis and ladies leagues, and just opened a new clubhouse in January.

 

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Coral Gables Boat Slips & Docks Available

Waterfront property  throughout Miami sells for a premium.   Property with dockage, or that included deeded dock space ,  tend to sell at yet another notch above.  For a list of the 13 currently available boat slips in Coral Gables, click here.

Marinas in Coral Gables

Dock space (whether deeded or cooperative)  in Coral Gables typically  costs anywhere from the high $100,000’s upward of $500,000 depending on the marina, the specific location within that marina,  and the size of yacht that can be accommodated. 

Application fees run as high as $15,000  (if you are looking at  slips in Cocoplum).  

Deering Bay application fees run considerably less .. $1,500 …  although Deering Bay does require marina  applicants to own property within Deering Bay ( whether a condo, townhouse, estate home or patio home)  before  they are eligible to purchasing a slip.

For more information,  contact us here or at 305 793-1365.

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Free UM Baseball Tickets for Coral Gables Residents

hurricanesGables Residents can get 4 tickets per household for these Baseball Games:

March 13 at 1 PM: Miami vs Virginia Tech. Tickets will be given out on a first come first serve basis beginning February 22 at 8 am.

March 26 at 7 PM: Miami vs Georgia Tech. Ticket distribution begins March 8 at 8 am.

April 10 at 1 PM: Miami vs North Carolina State. Ticket disstribution begins March 22 at 8 am.

April 21 at 1 PM: Miami vs Duke. Tickets will be distributed starting April 12 at 8 am, on a first come first serve basis.

Games are held at Alex Rodriguez Park at Mark Light Field on the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus. Tickets will be distributed at War Memorial Youth Center starting on the distribution date. This is all thanks to a Developmental Agreement between UM and the City of Coral Gables. Get out and support your Miami Hurricanes.

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Free UM Men’s Basketball Tickets For Coral Gables Residents

The City of Coral Gables and the University of Miami have teamed up to give residents a chance to  free tickets to upcoming basketball games. Up to four tickets per household, on a first come first serve basis. Only 250 tickets will be distributed per game. miami hurricanes basketball

Thursday December 30: Canes vs Pepperdine at 6 pm. Tickets will be distributed starting Tuesday, December 21 at 8 a.m.

Saturday January 15: Canes vs Boston College at 6 pm. Tickets will be distributed starting Tuesday, January 4 at 8 a.m.

Wednesday January 19: Canes vs Florida State at 9 pm. Tickets will be distributed starting Monday, January 10 at 8 a.m.

All three games will be played at the Bank United Center on the Coral Gables Campus. Tickets will be distributed at the War Memorial Youth Center (405 University Dr) to those with proof of Coral Gables residency.

This is all thanks to a 20 year Developmental Agreement between UM and The City of Coral Gables. The agreement will offer tickets for upcoming UM Women’s Basketball games as well.

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LEBRON PROVES TO BE A CATALYST FOR ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT – MIAMI

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LEBRON JAMES LIT THE FIRE WITH HIS ANNOUNCEMENT OF SIGNING  “MIAMI’.   THAT NEWS PROVIDED THE SPARK…  AND A FIRM BUT GENTLE PUSH TOWARD ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENT IN SOUTH FLORIDA… LE BRON PROVIDED THE  PROMISE OF A TEAM WORTH ROOTING FOR…. AND ALL THE HYPE THAT GOES WITH THAT.   Read the rest of this entry »

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A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR MIAMI’S REAL ESTATE MARKET – REAL ESTATE FORECAST 2010-2011

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FROM THE LOOKS OF THE ECONOMY, MIAMI APPEARS TO BE AT THE EPICENTER … AND WE ARE  LOOKING LONGINGLY TOWARD A HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED REAL ESTATE UPTURN.  EMPLOYMENT AND JOBS (AND, IN MIAMI, “TOURISM”)  ARE MAJOR CATALYSTS  THAT CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE ECONOMY AND THE HOUSING MARKET.

APART FROM  THE SHOT IN THE ARM  LEBRON JAMES  GAVE MIAMI BY JUST SIGNING TO COME TO MIAMI TO PLAY FOR THE MIAMI HEAT… MIAMI’S  MILLER SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI HAVE STEADILY  BEEN PUSHING, PRODDING, AND INCHING MIAMI ALONG THE ROAD TO ECONOMIC UPTURN AND STABILITY.  

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI PRESIDENT, DONNA E. SHALALA, Read the rest of this entry »

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BOATERS DREAM: GATED COMMUNITY IN CORAL GABLES WITH MARINA ACCESS COMPELLINGLY PRICED AT $498,000

YachtKNOW SOMEONE WHO WOULD GIVE THEIR EYE TEETH TO LIVE  IN A GATED COMMUNITY IN CORAL GABLES WITH MARINA ACCESS  … FOR UNDER $500,000 ?     TAKE A PEAK …   THIS MIGHT  BE  THE ONE  FOR THEM (… OR FOR YOU!!! ) 

ALONG WITH A DELICIOUS 3 BEDROOM HOME  WITH A BEAUTIFUL TREE-STUDDED  BACKYARD …  FREE WATER RIGHTS COME WITH THE HOUSE … SO BRING YOUR BOAT!

SAIL ON IN …  LIVING HERE IN KINGS BAY, YOU’LL HAVE  BOAT RAMP & MARINA ACCESS THROUGH DEERING BAY MARINA, ALONG WITH DOCKAGE RIGHTS …   MOOR YOUR BOAT OVERNIGHT (ACTUALLY, YOU CAN MOOR IT FOR UP TO 2 NIGHTS/3 DAYS AT A TIME – GRATIS)…  THERE ARE NOT MANY  MARINAS IN MIAMI WHERE YOU CAN DO THAT!

WE JUST LISTED THIS DELIGHTFUL THREE BEDROOM HOME  IN CORAL GABLES, IN THE GATED-COMMUNITY OF KINGS BAY,  FOR $498,000.  PERHAPS YOU’D LIKE TO SEE IT?  IF SO, PLEASE CALL US.  THE HOME IS WARM AND WELCOMING … COMFORTABLE… AND WELL PRICED … THE SELLERS ARE SERIOUS SELLERS.   IF YOU, OR A FRIEND OF YOURS,  IS LOOKING FOR  MARINA ACCESS AND A LOVELY, READY-TO-MOVE-INTO,  3 BEDROOM HOME IN  CORAL GABLES (WITHIN THE TOP RATED CORAL GABLES SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR HOWARD DRIVE ELEMENTARY, PALMETTO MIDDLE AND PALMETTO SENIOR HIGH)… CALL US TODAY.  

FOR MORE DETAILS AND PICTURES OF THE HOME … READ ON…. Read the rest of this entry »

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WHAT TO DO IN MIAMI THIS SUMMER: BLACK POINT MARINA – LOCAL MIAMI GET-AWAY

WHAT TO DO IN MIAMI ON THE WEEKEND? 

A GREAT BIKE RIDE  FROM CORAL GABLES TAKES YOU DOWN SOUTH AS FAR AS BLACK POINT MARINA… NEAR BISCAYNE BAY. 

WADING BIRDS

LOCALS GET THERE  BY BOAT –  MOORING VESSELS  UP TO 55 FEET AT THE MARINA. 

BIKING THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION, DOWN OLD CUTLER ROAD or SW 87th AVENUE, VIA BIKE PATHS.   AND ONCE YOU GET THER THERE ARE JOGGING PATHS… BIKEWAYS.  Read the rest of this entry »

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