JUNE/JULY 2014 Featured Articles

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SOMIMag June/July 2014

by SOMI Magazine Publisher | 6.1.2014
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VIVE LA FRANCE

This year marks the 225th anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789. France will celebrate the Fête Nationale with a grand military parade along the Champs-Élysées, dances, feasts, and a spectacular fireworks display from the Trocadero near the Eiffel Tower. We are fortunate to have a large group of French expatriates […]

by Donna Shelley | 6.1.2014
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GREENING A PASSIVE PARK

On Thursday, May 15, a demonstrative collaborative effort between Miami-Dade County, the City of South Miami and Citizens for a Better South Florida bore fruit as community volunteers came together to complete the plantings at Paciencia Park, a passive park designed in 2009. A first planting of two native Gumbo Limbos, eight oaks and three […]

by somimag | 6.1.2014
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OUR HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE

The City of South Miami enjoys a somewhat modest inventory of architecturally and historically significant structures in the shopping and dining district. Thanks to the efforts of concerned City and County citizens, the preservation of structures representing the tastes, styles and concerns of those that came before us survive to provide our city with an […]

by Donna Shelley | 6.1.2014
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DORN AVENUE REPAIRS

Dorn Avenue (SW 59 Avenue) is the brick-paved iconic entrance to the shopping & dining district of our town center, and when people talk about the charm of South Miami, Dorn Avenue certainly comes to mind. Construction of Dorn Avenue took place in the mid-1990s as the demonstration project of the implementation of the Hometown […]

by John Edward Smith | 6.1.2014
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WHAT’S NEW

PUT SOME SOUTH IN YOUR MOUTH, SOMI Twelve months after completely gutting the 6,540 sq. ft. former Dan Marino’s location at the entrance to The Shops at Sunset Place, Brother Jimmy’s BBQ is now serving up some South here in SOMI. Brother Jimmy’s, which started in New York City more than 20 years ago, serves up […]

by somimag | 6.1.2014
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CHAMPIONING BUSINESSES & VOLUNTEERS

The 4th Annual Chamber South Business Excellence Awards Luncheon was held on April 9th at the Coral Gables Country Club.  Presented by Baptist Health South Florida, Chamber South recognizes businesses that excel in overall business achievement, corporate citizenship, customer service, and workplace environment. In addition, this year, Chamber South also honored volunteers who selflessly devote their […]

by somimag | 6.1.2014
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WELLNESS BREAKFAST & EXPO

The county’s major health care providers participated in Chamber South’s April’s General Membership Breakfast & Wellness Expo at the Dadeland Marriott.  The Marriott provided a special wellness menu for the members and guests in attendance.  Sponsored by Jackson South Community Hospital, guests heard from Baptist Health South Florida’s Chief Medical & Quality Officer Dr. Thinh […]

by somimag | 6.1.2014
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GIMENEZ LEAD BIKE CAMPAIGN

Cyclists and community leaders gathered at the South Miami Metrorail Station on Thurs., April 3, for the BIKE 305 “Bike to Work Day.”  People are encouraged to leave their cars behind and ride their bicycles to work on this day, also combining with public transportation. Bike305 is a collaborative effort forged by Mayor Carlos A. […]

by somimag | 6.1.2014
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ARTS IN SOMI – NATURE’S ARTISANS OF MIAMI – VICKI DAMON EXHIBITS IN JULY

NATURE’S ARTISANS OF MIAMI recently exhibited at the gallery. The group consists of female artists dedicated to sharing our interpretations of the beauty of nature through the medium of oil paint.  The exhibition is organized by Mai Yap, where she is currently teaching art classes at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and is always seeking new […]

by somimag | 6.1.2014
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FEATURED ARTIST – MARILYN BROWN, Light and Passion

Art as a discipline extends to many pursuits, among them are music, dance, drama, creative writing, painting and sculpture. SoMi Magazine continues its focus on those who share their artistic talents with the community.  Marilyn Brown shares her love of Florida by capturing the majesty of the Everglades, or a fleeting cloud formation as it […]

by Donna Shelley | 6.1.2014
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FLASHBACK FASHION

Summer 2014 brings record highs in the Fashion World. Designers flooded runways from NYC to Hong Kong with a hint of 1990’s Nostalgia. The use of in your face LOGOS and Slogans have made an evident comeback;  Sporty chic day to night ensembles, the resurgence of Overalls,  sandals paired with visible socks, and printed graphic […]

by Giancarlo | 6.1.2014
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SOMI CELLARS – THE COLORS OF WINE

When I was a little girl, my mother used to sit at the kitchen counter with two empty bowls and a bag of grapes. One-by-one she would peel the skins off, transforming the colorful green and purple fruit into colorless fleshy beads, place the bowl in the freezer, and later sit under the terrace eating […]

by Daniele Rosenfeld | 6.1.2014
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FINDING BALANCE IN HEALTH & FITNESS

We live in a society today based around immediate gratification and instant results. Technology has conditioned us to have what we want, literally at our fingertips. This phenomenon has transferred into all aspects of our lives, including the health and fitness world. Billboards hang over our streets and highways promising immediate weight loss. Commercials flash […]

by Gabriel Lamas | 6.1.2014
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KINGS IN THE HOUSE

Back for their annual appearance at George’s on Sunset, the Gypsy Kings entertained some six hundred guests at the May 5th concert.  Performing atop the bar at the popular SOMI restaurant, the crowd flowed out on the sidewalks along Sunset Drive and filled the interior walkways outside of the restaurant. The evening’s energy was demonstrably […]

by somimag | 6.1.2014
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TAKING IT TO THE NX-T LEVEL

After a successful and fun event last year, Chamber South’s young professional group, CHAMBER N-XT hosted its Second Annual Domino Tournament on Friday, May 16, presented by City National Bank of Florida.  The chamber conference center was filled to capacity as 28 teams shuffled tiles competing for prizes.  Table sponsors included First National Bank of […]

by somimag | 6.1.2014
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