Learning About Street Art in Wynwood

For anyone familiar with Miami 20+ years ago, the phrase “Wynwood Art District” is pretty startling. For many decades Wynwood was an industrial area, located just north of the historically black Overtown community and sandwiched between I-95 to the west and a massive rail yard serving the Florida East Coast Railway to the east. It … Read more Learning About Street Art in Wynwood

Park Beautification with City Year Volunteers

It’s spring — or at least it is here in Miami, where winter is generally somewhere between fleeting and nonexistent. That means it’s time for my firm’s annual collection of service projects, which I am always excited to join. Unlike last year, when I traveled all the way to Ft. Lauderdale to build habitats for … Read more Park Beautification with City Year Volunteers

Birding Adventures at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Winter is the time of year when migratory birds make their home in South Florida, and our native birds gear up for mating season. It’s also the time of year when we are least likely to be attacked by mosquitoes, so winter is our preferred time for getting out and seeing South Florida wildlife. One … Read more Birding Adventures at Wakodahatchee Wetlands

Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition

Ken’s father’s family originated from Croatia, and like other immigrants they brought their home country food traditions to America. One that has survived to the present day in our family is the time-intensive and resource-intensive walnut-filled coffee cake known as povitica. It’s not a particularly sweet bread, since Eastern Europe traditionally did not have easy … Read more Carrying on the Croatian Povitica Tradition