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8/2/2019 - THE KEY BISCAYNE | MIAMI AUGUST NEWSLETTER

 

THE KEY BISCAYNE | MIAMI NEWSLETTER 
AUGUST 2019  
 
MIAMI SPICE
THURADAY AUGUST 1st - SEPTEMBER 30th, 2019

Miami Spice returns August 1st through September 30th for its 18th Consecutive Year. Prix-Fixe deals at some of the area's finest restaurants for the reduced price of $23.00 for lunch and brunch and $29 for dinner (not including tax and tip)

Spice is designed to encourage visitors and locals to explore new restaurants and visit old favorites by providing discounted three-course meals. The promotion also helps many eateries survive Miami's summer, when attendance drops in restaurants. This year, more than 215 local restaurants are participating in the program, up from last years 206. Miami Spice includes restaurants in most neighborhoods and cities of Miami-Dade County, such as MIami Beach, Brickell, downtown Miami, Doral, Coral Gables, Little Havana, South Miami, Wynwood, Little Haiti, Sunny Isles Beach and Bal Harbour.  

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RICKENBACKER CAUSEWAY TOLL RENEWAL
It's that time again, Summer's coming to an end, the school year is about to start and you need to renew your Rickenbacker Causeway Toll.  The Causeway toll is tied to your SunPass.  You will need your SunPass number in order to renew this. Links and additional information are provided below.  



The cost of the Rickenkenbacker Causeway Resident Plan is $24.00 per vehicle.  The annual rate plan will not be pro-rated.  The cost of the commuter plan is $60.00 per vehicle.  
To renew in person, visit the Causeway Division Office at 4299 Rickenbacker Causeway in Virginia Key (at the corner of Arthur Lamb, Jr. Road on the north side of the Causeway).  Your application and payment can be processed on the spot.  Office hours are from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday.  
HAVE YOUR SUNPASS # AND INFORMATION AVAILABLE

To obtain a Resident Plan, please provide the following: 
*  A copy of current Drivers License
*  Current Vehicle Registration - registration must contain the name of the      
    resident purchasing the plan
*  Proof of Residence - You must present one of the following: 
    ~  A current utility bill
    ~  A property tax bill
    ~  A lease agreement for more than six months including your name and Key   
        Biscayne address on the above proof of residency.  
The Rickenbacker Resident Plan is available for two-axle non-commercial vehicles only.  
For questions regarding the annual plan or the renewal process, call 305-854-2468 or email: mdctollsinfo@miamidade.gov.  
HISTORY IN THE GROVE

MIAMI CITY HALL TO THE BARNACLE WALKING TOUR WITH DR. GEORGE

SUNDAY AUGUST 4th | 10:00am - 12:00pm

 
 
Museum Members: $20, Non-Members: $30, Children 12 & Under: $10.  In front of Miami City Hall, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami, FL 33133

Explore the history of Coconut Grove, the land across from the light, with HistoryMiami Museum's Resident Historian, Dr. Paul George. Hear accounts of some of the Grove's early settlers, including the Beasley, Frow, and Pent families and of Dr. Horace Porter, whose opening of a post office gave the area its name. Visit The Barnacle, Commodore Ralph Munroe's home built during the Era of the Bay, and see Dinner Key, the former site of Pan American's Seaplane Base.
No audio or video recording, please. Please note that there are no refunds or exchanges. Onsite registration will incur a $10 per person surcharge. Onsite registration not available if tour is sold out. Rates subject to change.image via flickr / Phillip pessar REGISTER
 
About Resident Historian, Dr. Paul S. George
For over three decades, HistoryMiami Museum's Resident Historian Dr. Paul George has toured his way to local, national, and international acclaim with his continuing series of historic tours. As a South Florida native, author, and former college professor, Dr. George has gained fame for his uncanny ability to recall the most impressive details about the people and places that make South Florida so unique.
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FLORIDA'S BACK-TO-SCHOOL TAX HOLIDAY

FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd - TUESDAY AUGUST 6th, 2019

ENDS @ 11:59 AUGUST 6th

 

The State of Florida's popular back to school sales tax "holiday" has begun and ends on Tuesday, August 6th.  
Shoppers won't have to pay state or local taxes on clothing, shoes and certain accessories (not including briefcases or suitcases) selling for $60.00 or less and on school supplies selling for $15.00 or less.  
The tax-exempt period runs from Aug. 2 to midnight Aug. 6 and is part of a $121 million package that legislators approved in May. Here's what's included in the exemption: 
▪ School supplies sold for $15 or less, including pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, notebooks, paper, tape, scissors and calculators

▪ Personal computers or personal computer-related accessories sold for $1,000 or less, including electronic book readers, laptops, desktops, handhelds, tablets, or tower computers (but excluding cellphones)

Lawmakers also approved a weeklong hurricane sales tax "holiday" from late May to early June. That sales tax exemption included batteries, generators and other disaster preparedness supplies.

Read more via the link below provided by the Miami Herald: 
Shopping for Tax Exempt Apple Products?  Here is the link for Florida Residents.  
To qualify for the tax exemption, the purchase must be made during the sales tax holiday period by an individual for personal use. The sales price of exempt item cannot exceed $1,000 per item. Computers (including iPad and iPod) and computer accessories, qualify for this holiday. 

Please visit the Florida Department of Revenue website for complete terms and conditions: 

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SPA MONTH IN MIAMI
THROUGH AUGUST 31st | 2019

Greater Miami and the Beaches is renowned for spas that rank among the "Best Spas in America," and are beloved by spa connoisseurs around the world. Miami Spa Months are comprised of the destination's hotel spas, health clubs, day spas and med spas offering locals and visitors up to 50 percent off treatments. Indulge in the highest standards of pampering and relaxation and book rejuvenating special treatments for as low as $109.
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The leadership of the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce is comprised of a distinguished group of volunteers representing businesses of all sizes and industries. The Chamber's strength comes from its member business leaders who drive its mission to be "The Voice of Business in Key Biscayne." Leaders come to the Chamber to grow their business through networking, advocacy and education.
Jorge Barbontin, 240 Management Services; Robert Brookes, Key Pharmacy (Treasurer); Rebeca Calvet, eXpats Club; Nora Camejo, DesignOne Graphics; Joe Coote, The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne; Jorge Gonzalez, The Golden Hog; Reina Gonzalez, Boater's Grill; Michelle Haberfeld, Mood LifeClub; Mayra Mesa, IBERIABANK; Lindsay Manifold, Mercy Hospital (Secretary); Brett Moss, MOSS Architecture & Design Group; Paola Padovan, Padovan Realty Corp; Pat Peraita, Pat and Pat Bayfront Realty; Spencer Raymond - The Spencer Raymond Group, EWM Realty Int'l; Dianne Regalado Kammerer, Coldwell Banker (Chair); Marshall Steingold, Miami Maps; Ruben Weisson, Wells Fargo Advisors; Glen von Hartz, Axa Advisors; Tony Winton, Key Content; Art Yerian, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
The Key Biscayne Newsletter - informing residents about events happening on the Key as well as fun and exciting things to do in the Miami area.
My intent is to provide helpful, useful information to residents of Key Biscayne and Miami on the 1st of every month. I do respect your privacy and if you would rather not receive the newsletter please feel free to unsubscribe or simply reply with the word "unsubscribe" and I will happily remove you from the list.  If this was forwarded to you and you would like to be added to the list - please send me an email with your current email address. 
If you have an event that you would like me to feature in an upcoming newsletter please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you!  
-Spencer Raymond 
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