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Hello Key Biscayne!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Pro tip: turkey is tradition but pork is much tastier.

Winn Dixie Key Biscayne bar November 2019Come for the beer, stay for the toilet paper half off.

Look, the Winn Dixie has a bar now. It’s great because you can have a beer and run into everyone you know. That’s also why it’s not that great. That and the lighting. On the plus side, there’s a “no tipping” policy. Beers are ~$5.50.

Correction

We never get anything wrong here (๐Ÿ˜) but last week an image captioned with 2009 was actually from 2012.

The informative part

Vague trimmings Some kind of ban on some kind of fertilizers is in the works at the Council. They passed something on first reading, but what it was isnโ€™t exactly clear. Just know this: sometime in the future you wonโ€™t be able to fertilize some of the time.

(Key News)

Shipwrecked The boat show is here to stay. Everyone kind of assumed this, right? Well hereโ€™s an article that says so in the headline but later doesnโ€™t really talk about it.

(Islander News)

Double trouble Councilmember Lauredo doubled-down on his previous calls for stronger policing, pushing KBPD Chief Press to see if we could please allow high speed chases in certain circumstances, and to see if we could profile people without calling it profiling. Chief Press mentioned some gadgets from James Bond movies, added that he could stop the people without profiling, and Mr. Lauredo felt he had done his job.

(Key News)

Late start You ever see those teens with backpacks twice the size of their bodies out at 6am waiting for a school bus? A new proposal by Miami-Dade Public Schools would have all schools in the county start no earlier than 8am starting in August 2020. This is in response to research that shows teenagers biologically go to sleep later.

While KBCS and MAST already meet the requirement, Gables students could see some relief from their rude awakenings.

(Miami Herald)

The best pecans in town are back courtesy of the Key Biscayne Woman's Club (yes, that's a thing). These bags are on sale at Glamour Salon, Nino's Salon, and 1121 Salon (all the best pecans are sold at salons), and those sales have provided scholarships for 165 students since 1958. Don't trust those other pecans; they're barely fresh, hardly mammoth, and probably not even from Georgia.

(More info)

Promote your own thing.

Impromptu Pizza Review Redux

Bringing back the pizza review for this new contender: the Winn Dixie pizza.

Winn Dixie Key Biscayne pepperoni pizza November 2019Not gonna lie, the big pepperoni looks pretty good.

๐Ÿ‘ Looks good from afar.

๐Ÿ‘Ž Didn’t even eat it. Grabbed a slice, noticed the crust felt like that horrible Delirio Fresh microwave pizza, put it down.

Verdict: ain’t nobody got time to review nasty pizza. ? / 10

From the peanut gallery

In response to the Rag’s coverage the past couple of weeks:

You are such a shit talker.
[…]
No; I’m being literal. Every week I read about poop.

-LP

Calendar

Around Town

  • Today 11/27
  • ๐Ÿฆƒ Happy Thanksgiving! (All over)
  • Saturday 11/30
  • ๐Ÿ History on the land (Bill Baggs)
  • ๐ŸŒŠ History on the bay (Stiltsville)
  • Tuesday 12/2
  • ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธLast day to complain about sidewalks (Village Hall)
  • Thursday 12/5
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš–๏ธ State of the Village address (Community Center)

Last Week's Sales

Location SQFT Rooms Prev Price
Grand Bay Res. 807 3320 3/4.5 '98 $1.5m $2.54m
Towers B902 1782 2/2 '72 $79k $950k
OC CT3 1004 2500 3/5 '08 $2.08m $2.12m

One last thing

Last week it was mentioned here we would write about the hobos. Well, after talking to them, it’s probably not the best idea to call them out. They stressed they’re not bothering anyone. They keep to themselves. They’re not allowed to sleep on the beach, or the benches, and they’re as nice as anyone else you’d find on the island.

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