Welcome to 
Key Insights Newsletter
December 2018 Edition! 

This issue is chock-full of many great events happening in December, including various excellent ART BASEL 2018 info sites and great online guides to help celebrate New Year's Eve 2018 in style!

I have the honor of being the 2018 Chair of the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce. I am very passionate about supporting and advocating for our local businesses. We are blessed to live on an Island with world class amenities, restaurants and merchants. 

This month we have a slightly different format where you click on the photo of each event to get more info and/or tickets.

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.

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, 
I want to sincerely THANK all of you for the wonderful feedback and interest in participating in our Newsletter 
over the  last 3 years. 

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By The Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce
Village Green 
400 Crandon Boulevard
Key Biscayne

Join us for a weekend of rides, live music, excellent food, photos with Santa and much more!

Saturday, December 1, 2018  6PM-10PM
Winterfest  Eve kicks off the festivities and sets the tone with music presentations. An array of local choirs, bands and dance groups add to the entertainment throughout the festival, providing the perfect complement to the host of activities for kids and food concessions provided by local restaurants.

Sunday, December 2, 2018  4PM-7:30PM
Winterfest on Sunday is the grand finale setting the stage for the arrival of Santa at 4:30 PM and the climactic tree lighting at 6:15 PM.  An array of local choirs, bands and dance groups add to the entertainment throughout the festival, providing the perfect compliment to the host of activities for kids and food concessions by local restaurants.
12 Days of Christmas 
Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne
Saturday, December 1    11:00am - 1:00pm
Gingerbread Cooking Decorating by American Girl Doll and Lunch Buffet 
$65++ Child, Ages 5-12

Sunday, December 2     9:00am - 11:00am
Breakfast Buffet, Pictures with Santa and Tales from the North Pole 
$59++ Adult / $39++ Child, Ages 5-12

Friday, December 7       6:00pm - 8:00pm
Movie Under the Stars, Popcorn & Chocolate Bar 
$25++ per person

Saturday, December 8      2:00pm - 4:00pm
Build-Your-Own Holiday Monkeys Benefits Alliance for Kids Organization $30 per participant

Sunday, December 9     10:00am - 12:00pm
Build-Your-Own Holiday-Inspired Islander News Kite Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. 
$25 per participant to benefit Miami Children's Initiative

Friday, December 14      6:00pm - 8:00pm
Magic Show, Children's Buffet Dinner & Viewing of the Movie Frozen
$65++ Child, ages 5-12

Saturday, December 15     6:00pm - 8:00pm
Puppet Show and Holiday Snacks 
$25++ Child, Ages 5-12

Sunday, December 16      6:00pm - 9:00pm
Choice of Naughty or Nice Spa Menu with 25-Minute Treatments & Cocktails 
$150 per person

Friday, December 21    4:00pm - 5:00pm
Family Tennis Clinic 
$20 Adult/$15 Child, Ages 5-12

Saturday, December 22     5:00pm - 6:00pm
Pictures with Santa Claus $25 per picture

Sunday, December 23    4:00pm - 6:00pm
Christmas Caroling, Santa Snacks and More

December 6-9, 2018
Online Guides

Art Basel 2018 by

Guide to Art Basel Miami Beach 2018 By TimeOut Miami  

Art Basel Miami Best Art Fairs 2018 By Miami New Times 

Art Basel Party Guide by Miami New Times

Essential Art Basel Guide by Forbes Travel Guide

12 Key Art Fairs during Art Basel by Artnet

City Theatre's Winter Shorts
Adrienne Arscht Center
December 6-23, 2018

Get in the spirit of the holidays with City Theatre's fabulous and funny holiday season production of Winter Shorts! This festive version of Summer Shorts: America's Short Play Festival features a jolly program of short plays and musicals, each a complete work 8-10 minutes long! Treat yourself, your friends and family to an evening of theater filled with hilarity, both naughty and nice.

Penned by the country's best playwrights and performed by a company of South Florida theater all-stars, City Theatre's Winter Shorts will sparkle this holiday season! - Miami Art Zine
"Hilarious!" - Florida Theater on Stage
Tis the season...
To put your home on the market!

That's right! With the coming of the holiday season to all, in South Florida so come potential buyers. While winter in most parts of the world means frigid cold nights, we in South Florida enjoy wonderful weather that allows us to play on the beaches by day and party through the nights with a plethora of entertainment options. 

"High Season" as it is often called, runs from January to April and it's when hotel rates climb and restaurants and beaches get crowded. Each year the season seems to get started earlier than the previous year and 2018-19 season is starting off in early December with Art Basel! Get ready, because here come the snow birds, vacationers and travelers. They are coming in by the millions to South Florida!

With all these people in town it's a great time to showcase your home. Put it on the market and take advantage of all the potential buyers. Or rent it out short term to make top dollar rental income! And if you are considering buying, selling or renting, look no further than Padovan Realty. This 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 Padovan, Broker, e-PRO, CAM, CHLMS 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 ready to SAVE YOU MONEY!

Call Paola at 305 915-4044 or visit 

2nd Saturday Monthly Beach Cleanup
December 8, 2018
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park

Help keep plastics and trash out of the ocean and our park. Free entrance, all supplies provided, bring a reusable water bottle to reduce plastic waste. We'll have snacks and ice water, sunscreen and community service hour acknowledgement letters.
Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce
December Networker
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 5-7pm

Great Online Party Guides!!!





Key Colony Oceansound- CLICK HERE
Unit 205, very bright, large floorpan, 3/2: $1,000,000
Great investment, rented yearly!

Grapetree Townhomes-   CLICK HERE
Unit 208, two story, 2/2.5: $949,000
Steps to Beach, coveted location!
Can be combined with unit 209!

Grapetree Townhomes- CLICK HERE
Unit 209, two story 2/2.5: $899,000
Steps to Beach, coveted location!
Can be combined with unit 208!
Towers of Key Biscayne $4450CLICK HERE
REDUCED!  Unit A-1106, completely remodeled, bright 2/2.5

Blue Pelican Condo yearly $2800- CLICK HERE
FURNISHED Unit 206, Also Seasonal (3month min) at $3000 

Solimar Condo $2500, Key Biscayne-  CLICK HERE
REDUCED! Unit 4B, Top Floor, Split plan, Bright, 
2 parking spaces (one covered), washer/dryer!

Le Phare Condo 
Unit 24-C, Two Story $400,000
2 parking spaces, great investment, 2/1.5
Tigertail Place, Coconut Grove Unit 101 $320,000
Two-Story, Central Grove 1/1.5
Mar Azul Condominium Unit 5GS $835,000
Bright,Remodeled, Sunsets views, 2/2 
Grapetree Townhomes- Unit 305 $765,000
Renovated, Bright, Spacious, 2/2.5
50 Biscayne Boulevard- Unit 5109 $235,000
Gorgeous views, fantastic building with spa, 1/1
2699 Tigertail (Grove Club Condo)- Unit 33 $490,000
Private elevator, spacious unit, 2/2.5

Oceansound Unit 205
Grapetree Units 303,305, 209
Coconut Cove Unit A
Towers of Key Biscayne Unit E-1204
200 Galen Drive 114
6909 NW 52 Street
2513 NW 74 Ave 
Tigertail Place Unit 101
Mar Azul Condominium Unit 9AS
Coral Plaza Unit 1107
Commodore Club East Unit 703 
Towers of Key Biscayne Unit A-1106
The Pyramids Unit 104
Commercial Office 240 Crandon Blvd Unit 285
Commodore Club East Unit 512
228 SW 23rd Road
Commercial Office 1221 Brickell Ave Unit 902
Key Colony Oceansound Unit 205
Commodore Club East Unit 209 
Grapetree Townhomes Units 410, 304, 412, 312
155 Sunrise Dr Unit 3A 
Le Phare Unit 37 
Commercial Wharehouse 2517 NW 74th Ave C5
Call Us For All Your REAL ESTATE Needs!!!

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No-Drama Parenting: A Crash Course in Stress Free Parenting

Being a parent is often one of the most rewarding and challenging stages we can go through in life. While some parents are fortunate to have strong family support networks in place, other parents can find parenting to be stressful, isolating, and sometimes even chaotic.
Parenthood is a job like no other. Yes, there can be countless beautiful, rewarding and fulfilling moments, but there are also those occasions when we find ourselves becoming frustrated, confused, enraged, saddened, overwhelmed and completely stressed out.
Parenting is the most under-appreciated job of all time. It's also one of those few stages of life where we can receive little or no training for.
If you have ever found yourself overwhelmed, stressed or in need of some practical parenting advice for navigating your way through the highs and lows of family life, No-Drama Parenting: A Crash Course in Stress Free Parenting, is here to support you and to help you build a strong relationship with your child, whatever their age.
No-Drama Parenting: A Crash Course in Stress-Free Parenting will give you a foundational understanding of human and child development. It offers an easy-to-follow framework that you can act immediately to achieve the short and long-term family results that you hope for.

Throughout this comprehensive training, we will explore how to:
  • Develop your child's motivation, co-operation, and confidence
  • Make home life more harmonious & reduce stressful moments
  • Improve your emotional connection with children/family members
  • How to respond constructively to unwanted behaviors & attitudes
  • How to formulate, communicate & follow through on rules consistently
  • Develop skills for fostering independence and healthy lifestyle habits
  • Assess whether your expectations of your children are realistic & helpful
  • Respond appropriately when your children push your buttons!
  • And much, much more...
This value-packed parenting course contains critical ideas from numerous child development specialists including Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Robert Kegan, Morris Massey, Daniel J. Siegel M.D., Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D., Gary Chapman Ph.D., Ross Campbell Ph.D., and Star Family Coaching.

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The Magic, Illusion & Unbelievable Truth of Youth League Sports
Looking at the culture of Youth League Sports and the relationship between adults and children is merely a microcosm of the misunderstanding adults have about what children need. The reasons why parents and coaches are miscommunicating and the impacts of these misunderstandings are exposed in this book. There are valid reasons why we have gotten it wrong for so long. There is layer upon layer of illusions illustrated within these pages that explain why it is we can not see the truth. It is as if a grand Magician is performing the perfect illusion yet the magician turns out to be us and we don't even know it. 

The Magic, Illusion and Unbelievable truth details over 40 assumptions based perceptions, that cause Coaches and Parents to believe they are doing the right and the best thing for children. And the Unbelievable truth that despite the mountain of data, years of science made available to the public that proves that we are not close to doing the right or best by our children, we still due to these illusions, continue to behave in ways that do more harm than help. 

This book details the history of Youth Sports, back to a time when we did do the right and best thing for children, through the period of when we changed our focus and things began to go wrong. It looks at various models used over the past 150 years of youth league sports. And it highlights the ongoing debate between specialization versus diversification. 

We use resources from over 150 sources- research, polls, studies, expert opinions, articles written by the leading experts in child sports interaction. These studies are backed by some of the biggest institutions in the world. From Ivy League schools to the Carnegie Insititute. Michigan State University, George Washington University, and the University of Calgary are merely three of the dozens that have public reports that were used for the making of this book. The Aspen Insititute, the Women's Sports Foundation and a number of US Goverment departments also make up much of the content of this book. This book is NOT opinion based. It is fact-based. And the unbelievable truth is that even with facts, people we still choose to do the wrong thing and even more unbelievable is that they will choose the wrong thing for their children. This shocking almost absurd truth flies in the face of how we would imagine parents behave. As parents, we want the best for our children yet, in general, we seem ill-prepared to be parents and certainly, we are misguided about how to direct our children when it comes to many areas of their life including youth sports. 

The good news is that there are proven effective methods available to us, and we have many examples that go all the way back to the birth of youth sports to guide us. Today there places in the world where massive change has occurred and the results have been magical. A good kind of Magical. 

So come find out what how we can do better by our children. Pick up a copy of the Magic, Illusion & Unbelievable Truth of Youth League Sports and help us change our behavior for the better.

The inaugural season of the Key Biscayne Piano Festival at Crossbridge Key Biscayne - in collaboration with Miami International Piano Festival. Featuring five solos and two duets, the 2018-19 Key Biscayne Piano Festival presents intimate performances by international artists, from Belgium, France, Italy, Russia, Spain and Venezuela, with each program hosted by Professor Frank Cooper.

Biscayne Nature Center Restoration Day
First Saturday of every Month.
December 1, January 5, 
Marjory Stoneman Douglas 
Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Blvd Key Biscayne

Looking for a great way to help out in your community and earn volunteer service hours, too?   Join children, teens and adults in a volunteer eco-restoration project to keep Bear Cut Preserve healthy and clean. Learn about how plastic pollution is affecting our ecosystems and learn ways to reduce your impact on the environment.
- Use the North Beach entrance of Crandon Park
- Meet at the BNC Visitors Center on the 2nd Floor
- Wear close-toed shoes
- Bring a reusable water bottle (please, no single use plastic water bottles here!)
- Pack a lunch and stay for an idyllic afternoon at the beach!

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
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!
Fam ily Seagrass Adventure
Biscayne Nature Center
6767 Crandon Boulevard
December 22, January 19th
Drag a net in the seagrass and who knows what you may come up with! There's sea life of all shapes and sizes living in the seagrass right outside our doors. From seahorse to sea star, pipefish to pufferfish, the variety of sea life is amazing. Your naturalist guide will identify each species, making sure everyone gets a good look-see before gently releasing the catch. These seagrass beds are a rich ecosystem. It's wading fun for the whole family, with netfulls of surprises.
Reservations required: 305-361-6767 x119
Member: $12 per person
Non-Member: $14 per person
Last Friday of Every Month!
7 - 11PM
Domino Plaza, 
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!
Wynwood Art Walk
2250 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL
2nd Saturday of every Month!!
12pm - 3am
Wynwood Art Walk has become one of the most iconic events in Miami. It takes place on the second Saturday of each and every month. The event has organically grown from a gallery night to an incredible collection of artists, dancers, gourmet food trucks, music and the best people watching in South Florida. Wynwood and Art Walk itself have always been on the cutting edge. Graffiti, which is now on everyone's radar, has always been a part of Wynwood. Craft beer, another phenomenal trend, has its South Florida roots in Wynwood. And there are many things that Wynwood has been a leader in. For the most part, Wynwood is ahead of the curve. As always, Art Walk is free and open to the public. This is not an exclusive event, but an inclusive event. Come as you are. You are welcome. 
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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..."
Ronda Fuchs, Psy.D.
is a Licensed Psychologist, Collaborative Divorce Facilitator, Qualified Parent Coordinator, Guardian Ad Litem, and Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.
Dr. Fuchs, who has been in private practice in Miami Beach, Florida for the past 20 years, treats individuals, couples, and families for issues such as: marital conflict, divorce, depression, anxiety, stress and anger management, interpersonal relationships, parenting challenges, and grief counseling. In addition to therapy, she is a guest speaker at businesses and schools where she lectures on various topics including: collaborative divorce, stress management, child safety, effective parenting, caregiver stress, financial fidelity and healthy relationships.
Her passion is to help families deal with the emotional stressors accompanying divorce through individual/family therapy during or after divorce, by serving as a Neutral Facilitator in Collaborative Divorce and by educating the public about the Collaborative Process. Dr. Fuchs is a contributor to local and national media outlets. Frequently quoted by The Miami Herald, she has also authored numerous articles on Collaborative Divorce for local newspapers and widely-read websites.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Florida Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and the Collaborative Family Law Institute of Miami.
Dr. Fuchs can be contacted by email at or through her website:
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  if you have questions or need more information.
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!


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
 (305) 365-8953. 
Monday to Friday   9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

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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