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Hello Key Biscayne!

School starts next week at your house, and we’re all rooting for you. Especially since there’s some rumblings that all that virtual classroom stuff isn’t quite ready. You gotta start somewhere, though.

Congrats Beaver sign at Mashta Island house Key Biscayne August 2020It said 'beaver' on this sign at a house on Mashta and we're not beneath giving out a half-hearted breath out the nose because of it.

Aside from that we’ve got ten candidates vying for three seats on the island dais. Alright, let’s go.

Correction: Last week in the Rag it said that the dog park cost $950k. It was actually closer to $850k.

Island antics

Bon appétit Just as we’ve reached the zenith of elegance that is going out for dinner on a sweltering summer night and eating in a parking lot next to a dumpster, the damn government has to go and screw it all up.

Covid-positive rates are on the decline so Dade County is loosening the restrictions on dining inside restaurants starting Monday. It’ll be back to 50% occupancy inside, 6 max per table, and wanton disregard for these rules. 👩‍🍳

(WPLG)

iPod + broadcast The election is coming up and you’ve got one thing on your mind: how can I get even more political talk in my life, to where it consumes my every waking moment.

You can start with the second best podcast on the island (😏), Anti-Social, hosted by former Key News editor Tony Winton. He’s trying to get every candidate for Village Council on the show, and he’s started with Allison McCormick. 🎙

(Anti-Social)

Let it flow This pandemic has had us all peeing in our home bathrooms for months, with little variety. Sure, they finally opened the beaches, but your bladder hardly has a chance of making any meaningful impact in such a large body of water.

The Key Biscayne Community Center is opening up the pool again after being closed for who knows how long. For now it’s by appointment early, but you better sign up soon if you want to leave your mark. 🚾

(KBCC)

Ten floating heads

Last week was the filing deadline for Village Council and when we last checked it looked like only three people were going to run. Well out of nowhere another seven people jumped into the fray and now we’ve got a really confusing race on our hands. As it typically goes on this island it’ll mostly be a popularity contest, but maybe with a little exposure between now and November you can try and make an informed decision.

We’ll start it off light in this issue with the names, faces, and where you can reach these candidates in case you have any questions for them. Maybe if you recognize them you can strike up a conversation at the Winn Dixie or the dry cleaners or wherever it is that you go.

Allison S. McCormick

Allison McCormick
Incumbent
Email: McCormick.allison@gmail.com
Phone: 917-747-1356
Official filing: PDF

Armando Chapelli

Armando Chapelli

Email: CONTEEGO@aol.com
Phone: 954-834-3379
Official filing: PDF

Brett G. Moss

Brett G. Moss
Incumbent
Email: bmoss@keybiscayne.fl.gov
Official filing: PDF

Franklin H. Caplan

Franklin H. Caplan

Email: fcaplan55@gmail.com
Phone: 305-778-1317
Official filing: PDF

Jennifer Allegra

Jennifer Allegra

Email: ElectAllegra@gmail.com
Phone: 786-354-6188
Official filing: PDF

Louisa Lincoln Conway

Louisa Lincoln Conway
Email: electlouisalincolnconway@gmail.com
Official filing: PDF

Matt Bramson

Matt Bramson

Email: matt@mattbramson.com
Phone: 786-972-4580
Official filing: PDF

Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly

Email: Mjosephkelly@gmail.com
Phone: 305-510-2722
Official filing: PDF

Oscar Sardiñas

Oscar Sardiñas

Email: olsardinas@gmail.com
Official filing: PDF

Reynaldo Figueredo

Reynaldo Figueredo

Email: Rey.figueredo@gmail.com
Official filing: PDF

You’ve got your work cut out for you trying to decide. The Islander also has a little writeup with all the candidates’ hopes and aspirations if you want to read some optimism before the rigid realities of legislating take over.

Calendar

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Last Week's Sales

Location SQFT Rooms Prev Price
350 Grapetree 412 1404 2/1 '02 $447k $600k
Mar Azul 4CN 2366 3/3 '96 $505k $1.29m
Mar Azul 11CN 2366 3/3 '85 $350k $1.2m
OC LV III PH2 3420 4/4 '98 $745k $1.78m
Island Breakers 7G 1335 2/2 '91 $165k $415k
CC East 802 840 1/1.5 '07 $586k $570k

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