Stories written by Melissa Nobles

Test drive your favorite vehicle at the Miami Auto Show

This year’s 43rd annual Miami International Auto Show will offer visitors more opportunities to get behind the wheel of their favorite vehicles than ever before as 11 auto lines will provide attendees with the chance to take their vehicles for a spin. Miami Beach’s scenic roadways again offer the perfect setting for this year’s Ride […]

Art Festival’s Monty Trainer receives prestigious award

Monty Trainer, president of the Coconut Grove Arts Festival, recently was presented with an Ultimate Miami CEO Award by the South Florida Business Journal during a ceremony conducted in Miami’s Brickell neighborhood. The annual arts festival has consistently been named one of the best fine arts festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine. The […]

Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Assn. announces officers for 2013

The Coconut Grove Arts and Historical Association, producer of the annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, recently announced its officers for 2013. The 2013 officers are: Marshall Steingold, chair; Carlos Chialastri, chairelect; Donna Sweeny, secretary, and Lola Garcia, treasurer. The past chair is Jack Eads and the president is Monty Trainer. The Coconut Grove Arts and […]

Miami International Auto Show promises a whole new ride

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Big changes are in store this year for fans of the South Florida International Auto Show. Most notably, the show will officially change its name to the Miami International Auto Show (MIAS), paying homage to the alluring destination it has called home for the last 42 years. The show also will be sporting a whole […]

Coconut Grove Arts Festival Prepares for 50th Anniversary

Some pretty memorable moments will be celebrated in 2013. Biker fans from Milwaukee to Rome and in dozens of other cities all across the globe will commemorate 110 years of Harley- Davidson® classic motorcycles and classic good times. History buffs are preparing a trip to Pennsylvania to honor those that fought and lived through the […]

Enjoy a night out with art in Coconut Grove

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Before the summer fun begins, Coconut Grove invites visitors to enjoy a night out with international art, hors d’oeuvres, friends and family. The Grove Gallery Walk, an event that takes place the first Saturday of each month, will continue May 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. This month RodezArt.com Gallery, 3015 Grand Ave., Suite 237, […]

Enjoy a night out with art in Coconut Grove

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Before the summer fun begins, Coconut Grove invites visitors to enjoy a night out with international art, hors d’oeuvres, friends and family. The Grove Gallery Walk, an event that takes place the first Saturday of each month, will continue May 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. This month RodezArt.com Gallery, 3015 Grand Ave., Suite 237, […]

Miami Bayside Foundation names 9 minority scholarship recipients

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By Melissa Nobles…. The Miami Bayside Foundation announced the recipients of its scholarship program on Thursday, Apr. 21, during a reception on the front steps of Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus Building 1,  300 NE Second Ave. Each enrolled in the Miami Dade College School of Business, a total of nine students were selected for […]

Miami Bayside Foundation names 9 minority scholarship recipients

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By Melissa Nobles…. The Miami Bayside Foundation announced the recipients of its scholarship program on Thursday, Apr. 21, during a reception on the front steps of Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus Building 1,  300 NE Second Ave. Each enrolled in the Miami Dade College School of Business, a total of nine students were selected for […]

Miami Bayside Foundation announces loan recipients

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By Melissa Nobles…. The Miami Bayside Foundation announced its first loan recipients for 2011 during a reception at Bayside Marketplace’s Marina Stage on Wednesday, Mar. 2. The recipients are Joel and Leticia Pollack of Panther Coffee LLC and Carlos Alvarez of Sound Theory Live Holdings LLC d.b.a. The Stage. Panther Coffee — a specialty coffee […]

Guy Harvey to create poster for Coconut Grove Arts Fest

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By Melissa Nobles…. Renowned marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey has been selected to create the 2011 poster for the 48th annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival, Feb. 19-21. Admired for his unique blend of sincere scientific observation and exploratory artistry, Harvey’s work comes as result of complete and utter devotion to the subjects he […]

48th Arts Festival returns to Coconut Grove, Feb. 19-21

Even the young can appreciate the Coconut Grove Arts Festival.

By Melissa Nobles…. The 48th annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival will showcase the works of 360 nationally recognized artists along the scenic streets of Coconut Grove, Feb.19-21. The festival recently announced the list of artists selected to participate during Presidents’ Day Weekend. Artists from more than 35 U.S. states and Canada were among the 1,232 […]

Artisan Crafters Village in Coconut Grove Showcase Unique Art, Paintings, Jewelry and Handmade Crafts

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By Melissa Nobles…. More than 35 artisans and crafts dealers gathered in Mayfair’s outdoor Promenade in Coconut Grove this past weekend to sell handmade accessories, paintings, sculptures, art photographs, novelties, jewelry, patio furniture, orchids and plants, wax hands for children, embroidered paintings, flattened Key West bottles, wooden plant hangers, metal sea creature sculptures and clothing. […]

CocoWalk Hosts Holiday Preview Fashion Show

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By Melissa Nobles…. Beautiful models graced the stage and slithered down an 80 foot catwalk that was built especially for what is fast becoming a must see event for those with any fashion sense. Coconut Grove’s most popular retailers unveiled their newest designs and eclectic styles at CocoWalk’s annual holiday preview fashion show held on […]