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2015 Coconut Grove Arts Festival Poster Unveiled

Tom Falco | Posted 01.22.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival has selected internationally recognized French American painter Duaív as the official poster artist for this year's 52nd annual event.

It's All About the Grape

Tom Falco | Posted 01.22.2015 | Miami
Tom Falco

I'm honored that the Bookstore in the Grove (in Coconut Grove) has come up with a new smoothie/shake named The Grapevine, after the Coconut Grove Grapevine, which is the daily news of Coconut Grove, Florida, of which I am the editor and publisher.

Vanilla Ice returns as Grove Bed Race Grand Marshal

Tom Falco | Posted 12.28.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

Vanilla Ice is back a the Great Grove Bed Race this year. I'm sure you remember him as the star of the 2011 race. He not only was Grand Marshal, but he hung around for the whole day and he took over as announcer, calling each race. It was one of the best times.

Free Shakespeare in the Park Coming Back to Coconut Grove

Tom Falco | Posted 12.14.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

A scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream at Shell Lumber in 2012 Shakespeare Miami is back in Coconut Grove after a one year absence. Coming up in th...

Ode to a Coconut

Tristan Welch | Posted 11.05.2014 | Taste
Tristan Welch

Mustique is lush with coconut trees and I quickly discovered that the coconut is an integral part of island life. I find it endlessly inspiring because nearly every part can be used to add complexity and a spectacular tropical flavor to any dish.

Mozambique's Coconut Graveyards

Crystal Wells | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

Mozambique was once one of the largest coconut producers in the world. Today, reports estimate that as much as half of the country's coconut trees have been destroyed, making it impossible to sustain the same level of production.

Coconut Grove Demands City of Miami's Trolley Service

Tom Falco | Posted 04.28.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

Just recently we had the Coconut Grove Arts Festival in Center Grove. A trolley would have been a perfect addition to the parking-challenged village on days when hundreds of thousands congregate for an event like this.

Saving Coconut Grove's Waterfront

Tom Falco | Posted 12.14.2013 | Miami
Tom Falco

The Coconut Grove community is fighting mad about aproject that is planned for the small village's waterfront. They feel the city is selling out the property to the highest bidder and taking a small quaint area and turning into a mini waterside mall.

Report: Child Who Played At Contaminated Park Tests High For Toxins

Posted 10.07.2013 | Miami

As Miami-Dade County conducts toxicity tests of its more than a hundred public parks and playgrounds, concerned parents have pursued testing of their ...

PHOTOS: What South Florida's First Black Settlement Looks Like Now

AP | LYNNE SLADKY | Posted 03.25.2014 | Miami

MIAMI (AP) -- When the first black residents of South Florida arrived in the 1880s from the Bahamas to work at the Peacock Inn on Biscayne Bay, they e...

Report: City To Check All Parks For Toxins

Posted 09.25.2013 | Miami

City of Miami officials have closed Merrie Christmas Park indefinitely after the popular field and playground tested positive for contaminated soil an...

LOOK: This $2.69 Million 'Tree House' Is AMAZING

Posted 09.25.2013 | Miami

If "Camp Biscayne" sounds like the "Troop Beverly Hills" version of roughing it in Miami, well, that's not far off. The former 1920s winter resort, es...

SHAME: City Of Miami Ignores Toxic Parks FOR YEARS

| Posted 09.20.2013 | Miami

This article courtesy of Miami New Times. By David Villano After locals were stung by the revelation that Miami leaders have known for two years...

Approved!

The Miami Herald | Andres Viglucci | Posted 09.16.2013 | Miami

A strategy to salvage the historic but long-closed Coconut Grove Playhouse, devised jointly by Miami-Dade County and Florida International University,...

PHOTOS: Miami's Oldest Homes

Posted 07.31.2013 | Miami

While Miami historic preservationists fight to designate a 1925 home a historic landmark, thereby preventing its Real Housewives owner from gutting it...

LOOK: Guess Who Just Bought The CUTEST Villa Ever?!?!

Posted 05.23.2013 | Miami

At least some of his paperwork gets through! Actor Christian Slater has purchased a gorgeous $2.2 million pad in Miami's posh Coconut Grove neighb...

Gifford Lane Art Stroll

Tom Falco | Posted 05.05.2013 | Miami
Tom Falco

Each year, all of Coconut Grove, Florida comes out to party and enjoy each other. It's a block party reminiscent of times gone by. On Gifford Lane, everybody knows your name.

Coconut Grove Arts Fest Poster Art Unveiled

Tom Falco | Posted 04.08.2013 | Miami
Tom Falco

As is the case every year, it seemed as if the whole village came out Thursday night for the unveiling of this year's Coconut Grove Arts Festival poster art.

WATCH: Stabbing At CocoWalk Party

Posted 11.01.2012 | Miami

Four men were stabbed during Halloween festivities at CocoWalk in Coconut Grove when an argument broke out around Grand Avenue, according to Miami Pol...

Coconut Grove Hosted Art Live Fair

Tom Falco | Posted 12.29.2012 | Miami
Tom Falco

Art Live Fair filled the north hall of the Coconut Grove Expo Center this past weekend and it was not like most art fairs you may have attended. While there was the traditional, static art, there were many sculptures and a lot of moving, kinetic art.

County Bans New Toilet Hookups!

Posted 12.08.2012 | Miami

Coconut Grove residents say economic growth is getting flushed down a very old, rickety sewer system: Miami-Dade County has placed a moratorium on new...

PHOTOS: Do The Columbus Day Regatta Right

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.05.2012 | Miami

This weekend, thousands are expected to crowd the shores and waters of Biscayne Bay for races, leisure boating, and parties in advance of Monday's Col...

Closing Doors, Opening New Ones

Tom Falco | Posted 11.29.2012 | Miami
Tom Falco

Just as 2005 was the "golden age of blogging" I feel that now is the golden age of webcomics.

State Moves To Seize Coconut Grove Playhouse

Miami Herald | Posted 09.12.2012 | Miami

The state of Florida has dropped the hammer on stalled efforts to revive the historic but long-closed Coconut Grove Playhouse, saying it intends to re...

PHOTOS: The Great Grove Bed Race

www.icoconutgrove.com | Posted 11.03.2012 | Miami

And the winners are... The Grove Spot team won for the third year in a row. The Sand Bar girls team won again and the Grove-50 police team won the ...