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October 2019

We’d Like More on Less

bigstock_Mail_Button_1727945I want to thank the BT for Jeff Shimonski’s column “You Can Be Fertilizer-Free” (September 2019).

I hope to see more about how to cultivate and grow plants in Miami applying fertilizer-free practices.

Luis F. Herrera
Highland Lakes


Eye on Miami: Nice New Addition

I was very happy to see Nancy Lee writing for Biscayne Times (“Eye on Miami,” September 2019). Count me as a new follower.

Juan Cuba


Eye on Miami: She Knows Her Stuff

If you want some great perspective, please keep Nancy Lee on staff. She is a treasure for Miami-Dade and knows what she’s writing about.

D. Steele


Eye on Miami: I’ll Draw to That!

Hello, Nancy Lee, and congratulations! I’ve been a follower for about three years. Good luck!

Bill Day


Editor’s note: Bill Day is an award-winning political cartoonist.


Parks Make Great Fodder

I loved reading Janet Goodman’s “A Secluded Slice of Old Coconut Grove” about the Barnacle Historic State Park (October 2019). I am a native of Miami Beach and I enjoy reading these articles.

She could do an educational/family field trip on the public parks all built in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps and President Roosevelt.

Sometimes I call it “no money fun” to visit all the secrets places, like Crandon Gardens, formerly the county zoo.

She should check out Greynolds Park and the “mound,” a very good story.

Jody Rosenberg
Miami Beach


Miami Shores, College Town?

I agree with John Ise’s insightful article about how Miami Shores and Barry University need each other (“College Town Tryouts,” September 2019). I now realize that even though the two communities touch each other, they act like two separate countries.

Equally interesting is John’s suggestion that the Shores could be considered a “college town.”

Carol Hoffman-Guzman
Miami Shores


Art Highlights Tragedy of Refugees

In response to Elisa Turner’s story “Paper Cuts / Social Fabric” (September 2019): Knowing about Donna Ruff’s work calls on us all to pay attention to the plight of refugees and the countries they’re fleeing. Seeing her images emblazons this ubiquitous situation in our imaginations.

Thank you, Donna.

Gay Block
Santa Fe, New Mexico


Arch Creek Friends Needs Urgent Help

I want to thank Biscayne Times and Mark Sell for keeping the fight to save the Arch Creek Nature Preserve battle in the news (“Town and Gown, Revisited,” August 2019). FIU deserves all the publicity we can give it for its disdain of local residents and for its plans to destroy the preserve by putting a major roadway right through the middle of it.

You set a fine example for FIU students, President Rosenberg, teaching them that might makes right and that if you have the means and power, you can go to Tallahassee and get a special law written just for your benefit.

They need mediation before FIU poisons its relationship with the surrounding communities. It should not be allowed to proceed without so much as a traffic or engineering study.

This looks just like the shenanigans of another administration, one that rhymes with dump.

Donna Pleasant
North Miami


Bayfront Park Shows Great Neglect

Thanks for Janet Goodman’s cover story “Miami Gets a Grade” (August 2019). Six years removed from New York City, it’s been frustrating to experience the mediocre parks in Miami. We live downtown by Bayfront Park. Unfortunately, the city’s parks department continues to allow it to run down. The children’s playground hasn’t been maintained, with pieces still broken one year later (seesaw). Also how can you not have shade over a kids’ playground in Miami?

There haven’t been any noticeable improvements made to the park since we moved here in 2013, and it’s actually gotten worse (the ugly fountain hasn’t worked since 2017).

Where’s the money from Ultra Music Festival going?

Mike Gass


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