November 2017  

Welcome to Key Insights Newsletter
NOVEMBER 2017 Edition!!!


November is the month of GRATITUDE and I'd like to sincerely thank all of you for taking the time to enjoy my newsletter over the last two years! 

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.

My father, Federico Padovan, moved our family (including grandparents) to Key Biscayne in 1973. I was raised  on the Island and left briefly to earn a BFA degree at NYU. But my heart was always here so I returned to my Island Paradise home where I am raising 4th generation Key Biscayners with my husband Donnie Hall. 

To read more about me, 
We also have three lovely contributors sharing their insights as well! Please see their monthly articles at the bottom of each newsletter. 
I want to sincerely THANK all of you for the wonderful feedback and interest in participating in our Newsletter 
over the  last 2 years!!!

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United For Puerto Rico
The first lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, has teamed up with corporate behemoths like Coca Cola, Walmart and Burger King to help provide aid to hurricane victims. You can donate to this campaign  HERE .
Somos Una Voz
Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez have created SOMOS UNA VOZ, an alliance of artists working together to rush food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to those in need from the effects of recent natural disasters. You can donate to this campaign HERE.
Unidos: A Relief Fund for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto Rico
The Hispanic Federation, along with New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio and U.S. Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.) and Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), set up this fund. One hundred percent of proceeds will go to hurricane relief and recovery efforts. You can donate to their campaign   HERE .
World Vision and Royal Caribbean
Royal Caribbean has committed to match donations up to $1 million to aid Hurricane Relief efforts.  Supporting Royal Caribbean Hurricane Irma & Maria Relief. You can donate to their campaign  HERE .
The American Red Cross
The Red Cross is providing aid to both Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The money they raise goes toward delivering relief supplies like water, rice, beans, insect repellant and trash bags. They are also shipping in satellite phones. You can donate to them HERE .

Water Quality Monitoring with Philippe Cousteau
Wednesday November 1, 2017 10am-12pm
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center 
6747 Crandon Blvd  Key Biscayne
Building on an ongoing partnership with MSD Biscayne Nature Center, Cousteau Jr. will join the EarthEcho, Xylem and Biscayne Nature Center teams to help engage local Miami-Dade County students in water quality monitoring through the EarthEcho Water Challenge and help inspire them to take action to protect their local water resources. This program is part of a south Florida expedition to recognize Xylem employee volunteers from around the world. Xylem selected five employees to participate in this program to celebrate their commitment to community volunteerism.
Free and open to the public.
November 1-4, 2017
Venues all around town!!!
Seed Food and Wine is not just a festival, we are a movement, a community of ideas and passionate people committed to elevating the conversation around plant-based foods, sustainability, conscious living and the welfare of animals.  200+ exhibitors // 10,000+ attendees 40 + Celebrity Plant Based Chefs // 30 + VEGAN Experts, Athletes, Authors and Celebrities
Key Biscayne's Personal and Business Phone Book
Distributed to all Residents and Businesses
Special Sections: Meet Your Neighbors  | Key Biscayne Historical & Heritage Society

Place your ad now. Don't be left out.
Deadline November 30, 2017

Personal Listing: Free - for link Personal listings (
Advertisements: See prices - for link Advertisements (

The Directory is the Lions Club's primary source of funds for Charitable and Community Service activities.
This year the Lions Club is also designated funds for hurricane disaster relief.
On Key Biscayne, whenever there is a community need, people say "Call the Lions Club."
The Key Biscayne Lions Club Personal & Business Directory has been published annually for 56 years. 

For more information call Nora Camejo at 305-361-7064

Burgerliscious! 2017
Ponce Circle/Fred B. Hartnett Park 
2810 Ponce De Leon Blvd Coral Gables
Savor the flavors of our community's finest burgers and take a bite out of the 7th annual BURGERLISCIOUS festival on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017, from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Fred B. Hartnett /Ponce Circle Park (2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables).

Friday, November 3, 2017
7 - 10pm
Now that the wonderful Giralda Plaza is open,  Downtown Coral Gables & Miracle Mile  are bringing back a neighborhood favorite: Giralda Under the Stars! 
Every first Friday of the month from November - April 2018, the community promenade will come alive with outdoor dining and jive to the rhythm of local bands. Make sure to come early and fill those bellies with the delicious local eats of Restaurant Row's vibrant selection of eateries.  Stay for a magical night for the whole family and look out for the night's musical lineup!
The event is free and open to the public, but please REGISTER HERE .
*We also highly suggest to rsvp at your favorite restaurant to ensure seating. Please note, reservations procedures varies by restaurant.
Laser Fridays at 
Frost Science
Friday, November 3 and 17, 2017
7pm - 1am
Phillip and Patricia Frost
Museum of Science
101 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132

Starting in October, you can catch our laser light shows twice a month in the Frost Planetarium-permanently. On the first and third Friday, we'll be rocking out with a retro throwback to the classic laser light spectacles you know and love. From Pink Floyd to Daft Punk, we're fusing music from some of the greatest artists of our time with old-school laser light visuals-all under the Planetarium's 67-foot dome.
Note: Laser shows rotate throughout the year, as each event has a different lineup. Check the schedule below for upcoming dates.
Cost: $10 per adult; $8 per child.
Each Laser Friday show must be purchased separately. Laser show admission includes laser glasses. Membership discount not valid on laser show tickets. All other museum discounts do not apply to First Friday tickets. Please note admission to laser shows does not include museum admission. 
Museum exhibitions close at 6 p.m

10.00 am to 5.00pm 
Now that we all survived this extended closure, let's celebrate together at the re-opening of our preferred kite beach, and enjoy the last day of light before switching our clocks back.
Free Fall Festival at Miami's Japanese Garden- Ichimura
Sunday, November 5th 10am-5pm
101 MacArthur Causeway, Watson Island
November 5th , 2017 Fall Festival (7-5- 3 Celebration):
1000 Year Candy for kids 7-5-3, Taiko Drums, Cosplay and more!


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November Key Biscayne Chamber Networker
91 Harbor Drive Key Biscayne
Thursday November 9th, 2017 6-9pm
Join us for our November Networker at The Golden Hog gourmet market . This holiday networker will feature a large selection of gourmet tastings including wine, cheese, Gourmeat USA samplings, music and a lot more!
Free and Open to the Public!!!
November 10, 2017
9am-12pm  Village Green
(Flagpole at East end of Promenade)
The Key Biscayne community is invited to the Veterans Day ceremony at the Village Green at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2016 by the Richard L. Cromartie American Legion Post 374 Key Biscayne.
  The ceremony will start promptly at 9:00 a.m. so attendees are encouraged to arrive on time.
November 10-12, 2017
7901 N Kendall Dr, Miami
Join us at the 2017 Miami Greek Festival and enjoy authentic food, pastry, beer/wine, music and folk dancing. Fun for the entire family!
Saturday, November 11  6:45-9am
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 S Crandon Blvd   Key Biscayne, FL 33149
The 2017 Key Biscayne Lighthouse Run, the 40 th edition of the 10K/5K run and 5K walk, starts and finishes near the base of the historic Cape Florida Lighthouse in Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Both races run through the State Park and the beautiful Village of Key Biscayne.  Water stations and race clocks are located throughout the course. Food, water, adult beverages, music and massages provided for all runners after the race.
Free park entrance for participants begins at 6:45 AM and closes at 7:15 AM
2nd Saturday Monthly Beach Cleanup
Saturday, November 11, 2107
Invite your friends and family on the 2nd Saturday of every month and give back to our beaches that we enjoy all year with these monthly beach clean up. All tools will be provided along with snacks for all volunteers! 
After cleaning, enjoy a relaxing afternoon at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park.
For more information, please call Asstistant Park Manager Lu Dodson, 305-970-2559.

8th Annual Miami/Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival
Downtown Coral Gables  355 Alhambra
November 11 -  November 12, 2017    2 - 6 PM

The 8TH ANNUAL Coral Gables Food Wine & Spirits Festival 
We offer two ways to enjoy the festival

*Over 300 brands of craft beer, fine wine & craft spirits
*Unlimited sampling of food at the Culinary Corner
*Feature Areas - Art, Seminars, Chocolate 
*Live Music
*Demos, Seminars 
*Craft beer, Fine Wine & Craft Spirits * all kinds of food available for purchase  *Live music    *Art Festival

metropolitan school will be adding a separate brand new preschool campus in January, 2018!!!
CALL 305-576-6070

Redland Fruit & Spice Seafood Fest
November 18-19, 2017
Fruit and Spice Park
24801 SW 187th Ave Homestead, Florida
This event cooks up delectable local seafood in various styles from around the world including shrimp, grouper, conch fritters, and crab cakes. Seafood choices will range from Thai to Caribbean, and everything in between. Enjoy incredible music and there will be a multitude of children's activities, including interactive zone with the Miami Marlins, pony rides, bungee jump, and kid's fishing zone. Young anglers will have an opportunity to learn correct fishing techniques, such as knot tying, lure selection, fish identification and casting.   
NOVEMBER 23, 2017
Last Friday of Every Month!
Friday, November 24 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!
Food Trucks Every Thursday!!!
Right Across from Mast Academy!!!
(weather permitting)
Brought to you by Miami Food Trucks Events and Moty's Grill. 
Great event for all ages ... family fun!

Key Biscayne Community Church

355 Glenridge Road Key Biscayne


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
Thursday, January 18th, 2018
The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce will install its new Chair, Paola Padovan and new Board of Directors at a ceremony and party on January 18th, 2018!!!

Friday, January 26, 2018   6:00pm - 11:00pm
The Rusty Pelican
 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway, Key Biscayne

It is our pleasure to announce that the 13th Annual ROTARY KEY BISCAYNE WINE & FOOD FEST will be held on Friday, January 26th  2018, from 6:00pm to 11:00pm at The Rusty Pelican. The evening's proceeds will benefit the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation (RCKBF) and its affiliated charities for adults and children.
This year a very exciting and interesting showdown will take place... Thirteen different wines from the New World will compete against the same varietals from the Old World to earn recognition as "Best of Show" in each class. A lovely Italian Prosecco will be offered upon arrival to "season the palate" for the wonderful wines to follow.
Shari Gherman, president of the American Fine Wine Competition & Charity Wine Gala, is our wine director again this year.  Four other noted wine professionals, Patrick Sullivan, wine educator; Wendy Rosano, Sommelier and wine director at Terra Fiamma in Delray Beach; Roberto Colombi, Sommelier and GM of The Blue in the Boca Raton Resort, and Henry Barrow, Wine Educator, will complete the professional Judging panel.

All presented wines have been graciously supplied by Strategic Importers and will be available for sale at the event through Wine Wave, our official wine retailer.  Wine Wave will coordinate all orders, payment, delivery and pick-up, and will donate 10 percent of sale proceeds to the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation. A variety of food delicacies prepared by several prominent South Florida restaurants are included in the price of admission.

Rotary's collaboration continues with the Arc of South Florida, a Miami-based non-profit helping adults and children with mental disabilities.  Their members will organize the details of the evening and receive part of the proceeds to fund its programming.

Additionally, the Rotary Club of Key Biscayne Foundation has designated proceeds to benefit Fundacion manos Del Sur's educational work with program to promote healthcare and disease prevention offered through The Nobis Foundation and the Rotary Club of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

 Rather than each organization holding an independent fund raising event, The Arc of South Florida and Fundación Manos Del Sur will work together with Rotary to offer attendees not only a wonderful evening, but an opportunity to support different efforts in our community. The Rotary Club is pursuing matching grants from the local Rotary District and Rotary International to further leverage the charitable impact of this event.

$75 Early Bird through January 19th; $85 at the door.
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"...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..."
Halloween is the start of the holiday season, especially when children are involved. For many people, this becomes a busy and fun time of year.  For others who are (or getting) divorced,  an actual holiday time sharing schedule needs to be followed. The first Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, or Christmas holiday not celebrated with your children may intensify the feelings of loss that often accompanies divorce. Your children are also feeling the loss having to share time between their parents during the holidays. Speak to your former spouse about the possibility of celebrating together, of course only if conflict free. If that is not possible, make the transitions as easy as you can for your children. And, finally support, don't criticize, the other parent's plans with the children. This will help reduce your children's anxiety. Remember, always  act in the best interest of your children! 
By Dr. Ronda Fuchs
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Feel Good Foods & Thoughts
Nourishing palate and soul

Lucky or Aligned?
I find more and more that vibration is so much more important than the "facts" at hand. By that I mean that the energy that you are emanating is so much more influential to your results than you can ever imagine. So is what is really going on then? 
Luck or alignment?
     There is a difference between luck and alignment and it boils down to perspective, really. Waiting for luck to come your way is really leaving your desired outcomes to some random chance in hopes that destiny turns in your favor. Instead, alignment means that you are a vibrational match to that which you desire. This is the amazing work of Esther and Jerry Hicks.
     With vibrational alignment, you can obtain, sustain and enjoy your objectives as long as you are a match to that energy. How many time have you heard of lottery winners who end up going broke? This occurs because although the money is in the bank (the "facts"), they don't feel rich. Perhaps they feel a more comfortable association with lack as their dominant vibration. You can't take on the feeling of deprivation if you want to feel more abundant, or healthy if you're always focusing on your physical ailments. Energy flows where focus goes. This is not an easy exercise but certainly one worth practicing because the dominant vibration, whether desirable or not, always wins.
     Be proactive about your goals and dreams by becoming a vibrational match to that which you want before any manifestation. As opposed to leaving your destiny to accidental chance or luck, alignment is a sure bet you will end up a perfect match to your intentions. 
By Ana Tootle
Click  HERE f or my website

Stepping Into Your Greatness?
Often I witness women trying to be like others. If you are a business coach, then you want to be like Marie Forleo. If you are a Fitness Guru, then you want to be like Kayla Itsines. While being inspired by others is a way to grow your business and set off your creativity exponentially, the comparison model of wanting to be exactly like someone else will deter your growth.
I teach and write often about everyone's potential to be "great". I truly believe each one of us is destined for tremendous movements to benefit the world. How do we step into our greatness if we are focused on others? How do we become authentic if we are grasping to be someone else? My intention is to assist you and your vision to step into your authentic greatness, and use your business and voice to leave a grand positive impact in your community and world.
When we review life and see others that stopped comparing, and instead embraced who they authentically are, their lives shifted and grand possibilities were achieved. They stepped into their greatness.
Oprah Winfrey  was a news anchor and successful in her local Chicago role. However, she was fired for being too emotional and deeply connected to her news stories. She dipped in her career and then blossomed into her greatness. What would have happened had she given up? Where would she be if she set her vision on staying a local anchor? What if she compared herself to others and wasn't open to the opportunity that took her elsewhere? Her current net worth is $3 Billion.
Ellen DeGeneres  was comparable to many comedians when she first started out in her career.  As many of us know, she lost her job because of her authentic self. She dove out of that role and stepped into her greatness. What if she had not shared who she really was? Would she have remained a sitcom actress? What if she had never envisioned creating an iconic show? Her current earnings are $75 million.
Elizabeth Gilbert  lost her ground after her divorce and followed that phase with a transitional awakening. What if she had compared herself to other colleagues? What if she hadn't listened to her higher purpose? Her current worth is now $25 million.
Beyond the financial rewards, there is something greater. They hit a rock and used it as a platform to embrace their truth, authenticity and their uniqueness. When we speak from the heart, when we follow our passion and we use our own voice that is unique to our spirit, grandness in our destiny responds.
No one could have seen how the story would play out for any of them. Yet they stepped out of the comparison mode and embraced their authenticity.
There is no better you than you. There is no more important person that can shine like you than you. It's time to step out of your paradigm of mediocrity and comparison vibes and step into your unique possibilities.  Your greatness is waiting.
We invite you to visit  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, an online global network featuring business and lifestyle trends with over 70 local communities designed exclusively for women. Violette is also a motivational speaker, small business consultant, writer and mother of three. She's been quoted in Success, Entrepreneur, CNBC, Mashable. FemCity has been seen in Vogue, Gilt and AP News. For more inspiration and business tips, visit and
Follow Violette @violettedeayala.

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

  • and OTHER UGENT and EMERGENCY situations
    Here is a link! Simply CLICK HERE   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.
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
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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 
or click Paradise Properties Realty by 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.

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