Your weekly slice of island life.

Hello Key Biscayne!

We were already supposed to be on the beach right now! 😤 Last week a cop killed a guy in Minneapolis, there was a protest on Saturday in Miami where some cars were lit on fire, then Dade County announced the beaches wouldn’t be open until everything calmed down, and we all got stuck without our beach.

Why can’t things be more like back in the ‘60s when some guy said, “I have a dream,” and all problems were solved? Then everyone held hands, sang Kumbaya, and they all went to the beach.

Flamingo island plaque Key Biscayne May 2020First there was no flamingo. Then they brought flamingo. Now where is flamingo?

Anywho, as of writing there’s no beach and there’s no news. Let’s get on with it.

The Key Biscayne 4th of July Parade will take place just as it does every year, with some extra precautions. Get your family and friends to decorate a car or golf cart and participate in this staple of Key Biscayne life. Follow the link to learn more.

(More info)

Promote your own thing.

Just know one thing

The night is young Everything’s moving so fast that this might be out of date by the time of reading, but they keep moving the curfew. At the beginning of the pandemic the Key was at 10pm, then it relaxed to 11pm around 2 weeks ago. This week, because of the protests, it was set at 9pm, and finally last night it relaxed to midnight.

(Mayor Davey)

From the peanut gallery...

That article speculating that humans might be causing the dirty beaches struck a nerve last week:

“That UM article was bunk. Her research last year showed that it was most likely from burying sargassum.
So she goes out at a different time of year when we are no longer burying sargassum and draws a conclusion that counters the $50,000 research that the VKB paid her.”

MM

“I’m having my doubts about this study. Her suggestion makes little sense to me. I can’t see the rising and falling of the bacteria counts related to people shedding the bacteria. That suggests that it should also be related to the number of people using the beach before samples were taken.

Sounds very doubtful to me.”

-LC

Calendar

A month out

Last Week's Sales

Location SQFT Rooms Prev Price
Grand Bay Res 605 3320 3/4.5 '98 $1.1m $2.485m
265 Grapetree 118 1404 2/1 '86 $145k $690k

Your covid bodega

Like a convenient corner store, this section repeats in every issue to remind you of some available services during the pandemic.

Never leave the couch There’s great resources on the island in case you want help running errands, or know someone who does. You can also volunteer to run errands, in case you’ve got the cabin fever.

(KB pandemic resources)

Feeling it yet? If you’ve got symptoms or are considering getting tested, you can take this survey provided by the KBCF and the Village. If warranted, you may get a call and an appointment to get tested right here on the Key.

(KB Covid-19 Testing)

Finish line

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Beach will probably come back next week, civil rights will take a while longer.

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