KEY INSIGHTS
March 2017  
KEY BISCAYNE AND BEYOND!!!

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Happy Women's History Month!!!

Welcome to the March Issue of Key Insights Newsletter. 

My father, Federico Padovan, moved our family (including grandparents) here in 1973. I was raised  on the Island and left briefly to earn a BFA degree at NYU. But my heart never left Key Biscayne. So I returned to my Island Paradise home where I am raising 4th generation Key Biscayners with my husband Donnie Hall. 

As a life-long resident and Realtor on Key Biscayne, I love sharing upcoming events and Interesting activities offered around our community for the residents and frequent visitors of our Island  Paradise and beyond. 

We also have three very lovely contributors adding their Insights as well!
To read more about me, CLICK HERE. 

I want to sincerely THANK all of you for the wonderful feedback and interest in participating in my newsletter!!!
Paola

Key Insights Newsletter 
Circulated every month to over 13,000 people via email and social media!!!
March is Women's History Month!
The large majority of ancient cultures were patriarchal, and they practiced customs that held women in low  esteem and limited their freedom. Through the centuries, many courageous women have stepped forward to fight inequality and to champion causes for the benefit of society. Their work to break down barriers has allowed future generations of women to pass through without resistance. Women's History Month honours these women.

The women's movement of the 1960s put the spotlight on women's issues and made it clear that historical contributions by women had been completely discounted. As historian and activist Gerda Lerner said in 1986, "When I started working on women's history about thirty years ago, the field did not exist. People didn't think that women had a history worth knowing." Lerner's pioneering work has been responsible for the introduction of Women's Studies programs into the university education system, and remarkable contributions by amazing women are now documented as part of history.

Some suggestions for individual celebrations of Women's History Month include:
  • Read a biography about a female pioneer, perhaps Amelia Earhart, one of the first ladies of aviation, paving the way for women in the flight industry
  • Watch a film about women's movement origins and suffragettes Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
  • Volunteer or make a donation to an organisation for women's education
  • Post a link about your most-admired woman in history on Facebook
In 1975, the UN officially recognized International Women's Day. Women's History Week is a progression of that, and Women's History Month is a further extension. Throughout the month, various community events, internet blog series, television presentations and entertainment specials will be staged to look back on women's achievements, to celebrate the progress made by women around the world, and to remember that there is still work to be done.
Freebee!
NOW ON KEY BISCAYNE!!!
(replacing Key Ride)
RIDE FOR FREE...
Hours of operation:
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday 
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
Please contact the Key Biscayne Community Foundation at info@keybiscaynefoundation.org if you have questions or need more information.
KABBALAH ON THE KEY
Thursday, March 2, 2017
12noon - 1:15
Lake Tower at the Ocean Club
RSVP Ronda at rondafuchs@gmail.com or 305-904-4337

Food Trucks the First 3 Thursdays in March!!!
March 2, 9 and 16!!!
(Not on the 23 and 30 due to the Miami Open)
Right Across from Mast Academy!!!
Every Thursday enjoy great food, DJ music & bounce houses for the kids! Brought to you by Miami Food Trucks Events and Moty's Grill. 
Great event for all ages ... family fun!


KEY BISCAYNE FARMER'S MARKET

Key Biscayne Community Church

355 Glenridge Road Key Biscayne

EVERY SATURDAY (March 4, 11, 18, 25)

 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST

The Key Biscayne Farmer's Market takes place every Saturday at the Key Biscayne's Community Church with local farmers coming to the Key to sell their fresh goods!
For more info call (305) 361-2411
Free & Open to the public

ArtSea 2017
Saturday March 4th, 2017
11am - 4pm
Historic Virginia Key Beach Park
4020 Virginia Beach Drive  
Miami, FL 33149

Whether you spend every weekend on the beach or have never seen it, this festival combines a love of art with education about the environmental issues we're all facing. ArtSea is the one day you can celebrate the oceans by bringing community members together. ArtSea invites multicultural and diverse groups of people to dive deep into ocean conservation themed art, create it and learn through hands-on marine science experience to discover a love of the sea.
FREE EVENT!
FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE

KEY BISCAYNE PUBLIC SAFETY DAY!!!
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 Noon - 4pm
  Along West McIntyre Street and Village Green Way-  Key Biscayne


Join your Police and Fire Departments at The Village of Key Biscayne's Public Safety Day event for a day of education, fun, rides, music, food and more!

Dunk the Chief * Register your bike * Spray a hose * Learn CPR * See a demo by our own firefighters * Try out the driving simulator * Climb a Rock wall or bounce in a Bounce House * Get your face painted * Visit a Food Truck * Have Fun!
 


All are invited to this annual event 
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event for $1.00 each or 12 for $10.  Proceeds go to the Chief Press Charitable Foundation.
  BRICKELL BAR CRAWL  
SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017
6:30PM - MIDNIGHT
BRICKELL AVENUE
                                                                                           
Why Walk When You Can Crawl!! 
We're excited to show you why when we're back on March 4th to fill the streets of Brickell with the best drink selections available anywhere.

We are introducing a Premium Drinks Crawl Ticket, in addition to our standard crawl admission option. The Premium Drinks package will include Tito's Vodka, Bombay, Jack Daniels, Patron Silver, Herradura or Avion Tequila (tequila per location), or an upgraded beer choice per location.

Our standard crawl admission has been Upgraded also...and EVERY location will include a choice of both 12 oz beer, or mixed drink.

The participating bars for this event are:
American Social Brickell
Check-In is from 6:30PM - 9:00PM. You can follow our crawl itinerary, or make up your own as you go along. The after party begins at 11pm at Batch Gastropub. You will then enjoy shot and drink specials all night at each of the Bar Crawl locations. 

We encourage all of you to drink responsibly, and Do Not Drink and Drive. Please take an UBER or Cab home

19th Annual CARNAVAL ON THE MILE!!!
Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th, 2017
10am - 10pm
Alhambra between LeJeune and Douglas, Coral Gables

Carnaval on the Mile is a free music and art festival in Coral Gables (Miami), Florida. Carnaval on the Mile is produced by the Kiwanis Club of Little Havana, a volunteer organization which focuses on serving underprivileged children in South Florida.
  This year, we're  hosting our music and art festival on Alhambra between LeJeune and Douglas due to the construction on Miracle Mile.  Enjoy dozens of musical acts on the Heineken and Telemundo stages with performances from PALO!, Suenalo, The Pedrito Martinez Group, People You Know and many more!


CORK & FORK FOOD AND WINE EVENT:
Foodies: RSVP
 for the 2nd Annual Cork & Fork food and wine tasting event at Carnaval on the Mile, featuring the areas hottest chefs, local restaurants and international wines combined for two days of unrivaled culinary tastings, intimate cooking demonstrations, exclusive book signings and live entertainment.
Participating Chefs: Michelle Bernstein, Cindy Hutson, Eileen Andrade, Adrianne Calvo
For tickets and information


11TH ANNUAL BOB KEMPER RIB OFF 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Starting at 4PM
Key Biscayne Yacht Club
180 Harbor Drive Key Biscayne 33149


Join us on March 11, 2017 for the 11th Annual Key Biscayne Rib Off in memory of Dr. Bob Kemper. Dr. Bob Kemper was one of the original founders of the rib off who looked forward to participating every year. Tickets will be $30 per adult and includes rib tasting and a full KBYC BBQ dinner. There will be 10 competing teams and 2 stages of entertainment - so come join the party!

The Annual Robert Kemper Award for Professionalism in Medicine will also be presented. The award is named in memory Dr. Kemper, who exemplified the highest qualities of medical professionalism until his life was cut short by cancer.

Tickets can be purchased at the event.




CLICK HERE FOR VIRTUAL TOUR
 8th Annual All Star Tennis Charity Event
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
2:00pm - 6:00pm
The Cliff Drysdale Tennis Center
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne
455 Grand Bay Dr   Key Biscayne, FL 33149
The event is open to the public and proceeds benefit First Serve Miami. This intimate gathering gives just 24 amateur players the opportunity to test their skills in a Round Robin qualifying tournament in which the winners earn a chance to play against and alongside the top professionals. Led by Grand Slam legend and Hall of Famer Cliff Drysdale, along with Tennis Director Max Mangones and ESPN Tennis analyst Darren Cahill, who all share court time and commentary though out the event and round robin. Spectators have the opportunity to view the round robin action as well as sit courtside for the All Star Exhibition. This exhibition is like no other. Showcasing the star players up close and personal, playing with and against the amateur winners, VIP ticket holders, and in a pro shootout against each other. This is access that cannot be had at any other event the entire year. 
The 2017 field will again be led by Serena Williams. 

 
MIAMI OPEN 2017!!!!
MONDAY MARCH 20 TO SUNDAY APRIL 2, 2017
The Tennis Center at Crandon Park 
7300 Crandon Blvd   Key Biscayne, FL 33149

One of the only combined two-week tennis events on the WTA and ATP World Tour calendars, the Miami Open presented by Itaú features the world's top-ranked pros - 96 men and 96 women - in singles competition, and 32 men's teams and 32 women's teams in doubles action.

ULTRA MIAMI MUSIC FESTIVAL

Bayfron Park 301 Biscayne Boulevard Miami

 Friday, March 24- Sunday, March 26, 2017

    MIAMI KIDNEY WALK 
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
HISTORIC VIRGINIA KEY PARK

13th ANNUAL DEERING SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
SUNDAY, MARCH 26, 2017
DEERING ESTATE 
16701 SW 72ND AVE MIAMI FL 33157
10AM - 6PM

Get ready for a non-stop celebration at the Annual Deering Seafood Festival on the Bay, complete with delicious catch from the sea, celebrity chef cooking demos, fun-fille
d adventures for kids, Virgin
 Island stilt walkers, a Bahamian Junkanoo musical parade and on-going live entertainment.
Florida's freshest fish and seafood are always the main event with area restaurants and caterers lining Seafood Alley.  Past presenters include Golden Rule Seafood, Devon Seafood + Steak, Whole Foods Market, Rodbenders, Asian Fusion, Bistro Foly, Paella Party, Fancy Loaf, Incredible Fish and more. Acclaimed executive chefs host the much anticipated cooking demonstrations presented by Whole Foods Market under the big top tent in the courtyard.
The Seafood Festival offers entertainment for all ages; the Estate's Educational and Interpretive Staff operates Discovery Cove, where kids can experiment and explore. For the less intrepid, the Lil' Shrimp Kids Zone gets kids going with fun activities and healthy tastings and recipes for families. The Zone also offers unlimited play on inflatables, creative activities, and a kid-friendly menu when hunger strikes. On the main stage there is continuous live entertainment throughout the day. Around the Estate, on-going activities include the Pelican Skipper pontoon boat rides to Chicken Key, natural areas tours, and an Artist Lane with local artisans' unique creations.
For those wishing to pedal to the festival, a courtesy bike valet is offered through Green Mobility Network. Free car Park and Ride is also available at satellite locations with continuous shuttle-bus service to the Estate.
ADVANCE TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! Save $10 when you purchase your tickets in advance online.  $15 for adults in advance / $25 for adults at the gate; $5 for children (ages 4-14)



VIERNES CULTURALES/
CULTURAL FRIDAYS
Last Friday of Every Month!
March 31, 2017    7 - 11PM
Domino Plaza, at SW 15th Ave & 8th St.
Join us in celebrating Viernes Cultural/Cultural Friday. Little Havana's popular art and culture festival is a great event for the whole family. Enjoy music and discover works by local artists and artisans in and around our iconic Domino Plaza on SW 8th Street and SW 15th Avenue, and behold contemporary and historic artworks at our many fine art galleries along Calle Ocho. Finish off your fabulous Friday night by savoring a delicious dinner at one of our various restaurants, boasting cuisine from all over the world. Come dance, eat, shop and enjoy a delightful evening in Little Havana!
The Mission is to  promote Hispanic arts and culture and the Little Havana Latin Quarter through culturally related activities and events for residents, visitors and tourists.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Feel Good Foods and Thoughts

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By Paola Padovan, e-PRO, CLHMS, CAM
 
"...With Prince's death I thought of a SUPERSTAR that I DID indeed have to privilege to not only meet, but also sell her a beautiful condo in Aventura.
 The only problem is that, at the time, I did not know who she was..."
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT WHAT SUPERSTAR I SOLD AN APARTMENT TO...
KEY BISCAYNE AUTHOR  BRETT GRAFF'S 
FANTASTIC NEW BOOK 
"NOT BUYING IT"
Every Parent Should Read This Book!
Most parents will do just about anything to secure happy lives and bright futures for their kids. Add in competition with other parents and near-constant pressure, their drive to give their kids the best of everything can backfire, setting back the child  and  the household finances. 



Teen Dating Can Be Violent?

Many think of "love" when they think about last month, but February  was also "Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Month."  Love should not hurt.
Here are some statistics to demonstrate how prevalent this issue is:



-Nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.

-One in three adolescents in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.

-One in ten high school students as been purposefully hit, slapped or physically hurt by a boyfriend or girlfriend.

-43% of dating college women report experiencing violent and abusive dating behaviors.

(statistics from loveisrespect.org)

Parents, please speak to your children. There are many articles online to guide your discussion.  If your child is exhibiting signs of depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and/or thoughts of suicide, consult  a psychologist. Let's bring awareness to this issue and prevent teen dating violence.

By Dr. Ronda Fuchs
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
305.904.4337  
Inner Universe
Raising the vibration of the planet 
One inspiration at a time

What is our Purpose?

People will often associate their purpose in life to their career with questions like, "What am I here to do?" Perhaps you do, in fact, feel purposeful in the different roles you play as a worker, professional, parent or homemaker, for example. Maybe your hobby provides and nourishes the joy that none of the other parts in your life can fulfill.
     Our forefathers who wrote the Constitution were certainly onto something when they talked about "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Why? Because ultimately happiness is our purpose in life. We play such a myriad of characters throughout the various stages of our lives that to tie our drive to only one facet such as a career is rather limiting. The ups and downs of parenting, the journey of an unfolding career or romantic relationship are just drops in the ocean of experiences in a given lifetime. It is in our best interest to find pleasure in all that we do no matter the endeavor as there will always be obstacles to overcome and learn from. In the end, we choose all the quests in our life in order to be happy. What a meaningful pursuit in and of itself!

To access any of my previous messages, please click here.
Remember, they're brief yet insightful, and easy to share.

By Ana Tootle
305-710-8405
    

HOW TO EMPOWER WOMEN
What a wonderful trend in supporting other women, girl power and all the girl bosses. Our community loves to share articles, videos and images all geared towards the empowerment of women. What are you doing daily to make an empowering change? 

It's the month of women empowerment, how will you take part?
I created this simple worksheet "HOW TO EMPOWER WOMEN" to help FEMS get geared up, focused and committed to empowering other FEMS. What can we do today to help other FEMS? What action plan can we create to propel them higher in life and work? How does this help you and all FEMS in our community? Take a few moments and work on these few questions.


We invite you to visit  FemCity.com daily for the best advice and inspiration. Be sure to connect with your local FemCity community and attend one of our FEM Marketplaces, too [a.k.a. Girls' Night Out Events]. We know firsthand what it's like to be in business for yourself, and the kinds of bumps you might encounter along the way. FemCity was specifically designed to make your journey less turbulent and to help you "have it all" (insert your own definition here).
FemCity : A world where women prosper together.

By Violette de Ayala
Violette is a resident of Key Biscayne and the Founder of FemCity [a global online and local community for women entrepreneurs]. She is also a small business expert, writer and mother of three. A serial entrepreneur with 20-plus years of experience, Violette is passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs through business growth, big vision strategies and positivity. For more inspiration and business tips, visit www.violettedeayala.com and http://www.femcity.com.

Special Thanks for SHARED INSIGHTS!!!!

Big Thanks to
Ronda Fuchs
Ana Angel Tootle and 
Violette de Ayala
for sharing their KEY INSIGHTS!

CLHMS DESIGNATION!
I am very happy to announce that I have completed the requirements for the Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation from the Institute for Home Luxury Marketing. Because I have documented performance in the top 10% of Residential Sales in my Market, I have further qualified for the Million Dollar Guild designation!

CALL PAOLA PADOVAN AT 305-915-4044!


The Village of Key Biscayne    has a text notification system  available. 
   It will notify you about...

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORIES & UPDATES
  • POWER OUTAGES
  • WEATHER ALERTS
  • and OTHER UGENT and EMERGENCY situations
    Here is a link! Simply  CLICK HERE or the Village of Key Biscayne LOGO so you too can receive these critical and timely advisories from the VINS (Village Information and Notification System) emergency text messaging alert service. In the event of an emergency, a text message will be sent to the cell number that you specify and/or your email address.

PASSPORT APPLICATION PROCESSING!!!
DID YOU KNOW that the Village of Key Biscayne is a  certified acceptance facility for U.S. passport applications? 
 As a courtesy to our residents, this service is offered by the Parks and Recreation Department at the Community Center, located at 10 Village Green Way, second floor.
Rules, downloadable forms, fees, travel advisories and other information are available at the  U.S. State Department passport web page (CLICK HERE).  Please review this website to obtain all of the necessary information to complete your passport application.
For additional information or to make an appointment, call
 (305) 365-8953. 
Monday to Friday   9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL
ON KEY BISCAYNE!!! 

BNI KEY CONNECTION

EVERY WEDNSDAY FROM 7-9AM


MEETS AT THE FAIRWAYS AT  CRANDON GOLF 
6700 CRANDON BLVD. 
KEY BISCAYNE, FL

Contact me to see if your category is open at
305-915-4044 or  


7 Reasons to Work With a REALTOR®

REALTORS® aren't just agents. They're professional members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics. This is the REALTOR® difference for home buyers!


If you are looking for a very experienced REALTOR, Contact Paola Padovan today to get your free Comparative Market Analysis and or a list of what is available for rent or sale. Paola has been serving her community for over 25 years and she is more than eager to serve you as well. 

Padovan Realty is a  family owned, full-service Residential Real Estate firm was established in 1991 making them the most experienced boutique Real Estate Firm on Key Biscayne. 

Contact Paola at: 305 915-4044 or visit www.KeyBiscayneRE.com  
or click Padovan Realty Corp.
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Just visit MY WEBSITE and check off the features you're looking for.  Whenever a home matching your criteria hits the market, it'll be automatically flagged and emailed to you so you'll never have to worry about missing your dream home.


Did you miss previous issues of KEY INSIGHTS? 
CLICK HERE   for October 2015
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CLICK HERE  for December 2015
CLICK HERE  for January 2016
CLICK HERE  for February 2016
CLICK HERE  for March 2016
CLICK HERE  for April 2016
CLICK HERE  for May 2016
CLICK HERE  for Summer edition 2016
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CLICK HERE  for December 2016
CLICK HERE   for January 2017
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