KEY INSIGHTS
January 2017  
KEY BISCAYNE AND BEYOND!!!

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Happy 2017!!!

Welcome to the January 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. 

As 2017 begins, I want to sincerely THANK all of you for the wonderful feedback and interest in participating in my newsletter and wish you a wonderful NewYear!!!

Paola


Key Insights Newsletter 
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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.

Marine Biology Winter Camp
January 2, 2017 - January 6, 2017
Key Biscayne Community Center 10 Village Green Way
For more information call (305) 365-8900
Fees/Admission:
Members: $175/week Non-Members: $210/week 
Register early space is limited.

During Gerard Loisel's Original Marine Biology Camp kids will explore the rocky inter-tidal zone at Bear Cut, learn more about interesting marine animals, visit the Miami Sequarium, learn to tag fish for scientific research and much more.


ICE SKATING RINK ON BISCAYNE BAY UNITL JAN 8TH!

GARDENS BY MOONLIGHT
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
3251 South Miami Avenue
Miami, FL 33129
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
 at  9 PM

As Vizcaya celebrates its 100th birthday, we're kicking off this season's Gardens by Moonlight (formerly known as Moonlight Garden Tours) with a chance to explore the not yet open to the public Vizcaya Village!

Once farm land and staff housing, the Village is comprised of 11 historic buildings including the farm quad where chickens and cows were kept, Superintendent's House which was occupied year-round and the historic Garage where Deering parked his many cars. To showcase this little-known history, we're inviting you to wander the Village on your own. There, you'll encounter staff to tell you stories about the spaces and live music like The Wilson Slayers who's story-telling prowess comes in the form of old-time murder ballads.

TICKETS: 
$20 General Public / $15 Vizcaya Members
$6 Children 12-6
FREE Children 5 and under
The Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival believes science fiction and fantasy-themed films are the pinnacle of imaginative storytelling truly requiring innovation. Large-budget studio films have the advantage in visual effects and sets but the independent filmmaker can tell an even more inventive and entertaining story with limited resources. The festival showcases these creations and be a vehicle by which these films can reach a wider audience.
This January, the festival will screen 60 features and short films, give away loads of awards, explore social gamer fandom, discuss scientific topics, take awesome field trips, and enjoy the very best screenplays.

Friday January 13-Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ocean Drive (between 5th and 13th Streets) 
Miami Beach, Fl 33139
Friday (1/13):  NOON - 11PM
Saturday (1/14): 10AM - 11PM
Sunday (1/15): 10AM - 8PM




Beaux Arts Festival of Art
Saturday January 14th and 15th, 2017   10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
On the grounds of the University of Miami adjacent to the Lowe Art Museum. 
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI CAMPUS
1301 STANFORD DRIVE
CORAL GABLES, FL 33124
305/284-3535
 
  Redland Heritage Festival 
January 14 &15 2017 9 am - 5 pm
The festival features local arts and crafts, historical exhibits, a large selection of tropical plants and great food. Children's activities include a petting zoo & pony rides.
Admission: $8 (children 11 & under are free)

FRUIT & SPICE PARK
24801 SW 187TH AVE.
HOMESTEAD, FL 33031
PHONE:305-247-5727


Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce 2017 Board Installation Dinner
Lighthouse Café
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 Crandon Boulevard 
  Key Biscayne, FL 33149

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 

$30 members
$35 non-members
(Includes tax and gratuity)
11th Annual International Chocolate Festival
January 20, 21 &22, 2017 9:30 AM TO 4:30 PM
FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN
10901 OLD CUTLER ROAD
CORAL GABLES, FL 33156
305/667-1651

The International Chocolate Festival: Celebrating 11 years of being South Florida's most delicious event!
Indulge in chocolate delicacies during the season's most delicious event: The International Chocolate Festival! Enjoy fine chocolate samples from artisan chocolatiers, lectures on chocolate making and demonstrations from Miami's master chefs and chocolatiers! Take our ChocoWalk to learn about the life cycle of a cacao plant, with stops in our Rainforest and more. Find out everything you ever needed to know about chocolate from the experts. 

Admission Pricing
Free for Fairchild Members
Adults: $25
Seniors (age 65 and up): $18
Children (ages 6-17): $12
Free for children 5 and younger



KIDS FEST FAMILY DAY AT ACTOR'S PLAYHOUSE!!!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 2017 10-AM - 7PM
ACTORS' PLAYHOUSE AT THE MIRACLE THEATRE
280 MIRACLE MILE
CORAL GABLES, FL 33134

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre presents an entire day of theatre fun for the whole family at Kids Fest Family Day 2017 on Saturday, January 21. This year's Kids Fest will feature two performances of the Musical Theatre for Young Audiences production of Jack and the Beanstalk at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. A ticket to either performance of the featured show secures patrons a Kids Fest Day Pass to enjoy several other great events and activities.

Kids Fest Family Day gives Actors' Playhouse the opportunity to share the musical with the community and also integrate exciting cultural experiences for young people. Highlighting the Kids Fest this year will be a series of activity stations in which attendees can expl ore the creative arts in the following interactive stations: Puppet Making, Costume Creations, a Video "Dress Up" Studio, Painting Area, Interactive Acting Classes, Face Painting, a "Beanstalk" planting table and more.

Actors' Playhouse's acclaimed youth performance troupe, The Musical Miracles, will also present a full production of Shrek The Musical JR. Performances of Shrek The Musical JR. will take place on Saturday, January 21 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Saturday, January 28 at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Patrons who attend Kids Fest Family Day 2017 are invited to attend either performance on January 21 for FREE with their ticket stub.

Characters including the casts of Jack and the Beanstalk and Shrek The Musical JR. will appear on the scene to take photos with guests. Special performances by the Young Talent Big Dreams All Stars will take place before every performance.

Tickets to Kids Fest Family Day are $20 for adults and children and can be ordered online at www.actorsplayhouse.org or through the Box Office at 305.444.9293.
 Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.



BUSINESS NETWORKING INTERNATIONAL
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ON KEY BISCAYNE!!! 

Every Wednesday from  7-9AM
The FAIRWAYS at Crandon Golf
6700 Crandon Boulevard 
Key Biscayne, FL
Contact me to see if your category is open!
305-915-4044 or  

 
Coral Gables Festival of the Arts
Sat, Jan 28 & Sun Jan 29, 2017, 10:00 AM -  6:00 PM 
147 Alhambra Circle
Coral Gables, FL 33134

THE CORAL GABLES FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS 2017 is a  FREE EVENT featuring over 200 local and national fine art artists and 100 fine craft artsits showing and selling their works in 13 different art categories. This is a juried event which means not just anyone can exhibit. The jury reviews every artsits and only the best are invited to exhibit.
Do you like to eat? Well then dont miss the  THE MIAMI FOOD FESTIVAL with over 50 different types of food. Plus craft beer and fine wine and spirits sampling or sales, We offer 3 options:
* Buy by the Plate
* All-included $99.00 includes unlimited food, beer, wine and spirits sampling
* Food Only $69.00 includes unlimited food and two drink tickets for non-alcoholic beverage
For more info on THE MIAMI FOOD FESTIVAL - WWW.MIAMIEVENTSANDFESTIVALS.COM
We also offer live demonstrations, music, The KIDZ ZONE and admission is FREE WITH REGISTRATION.




Feel Good Foods and Thoughts


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. 

VIERNES CULTURALES/
CULTURAL FRIDAYS
JANUARY 27TH, 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 City of Miami takes you for free in the Miami Trolley leaving from Mary Brickell Village & the Brickell Metrorail/Metromover Station to the heart of the Viernes Culturales festival every 15 min., from 6:30pm on!


How To Make New Year's Resolutions That You Can Actually Keep!

Every January 1st, people create their list of ALL the changes they want to make for the New Year.  The difficulty is in CHANGE! Being a psychologist for 20 years, I bear witness to how difficult change can be, even for those who seek therapy to help with those changes. Adding stress by having unrealistic goals will decrease your chances of keeping your New Year's resolutions. These tips will help you be successful in the year to come:

1) Make manageable goals/resolutions. If you set the goal too high, you lose confidence and give up trying. For example, if you want to lose 30 pounds, make the goal of 1-2 pounds a week with a dietician's guidance and exercise regime. Or if you want to start exercising, start slow and build up. With each step towards your goal, you will be reinforced to continue.

2) Write it down. A written list holds a bit more credibility than discussing over champagne on New Year's Eve. You can keep a written record of progress, which increases motivation to continue towards your goal.

3) Be specific. If you write down specific goals, it is likely that you have given more thought to your resolutions and will have some direction. Instead of "exercise" being your resolution, write down what kind of exercise (class, trainer, on your own), how often you will exercise, and what time of day you will exercise. You will have more success if you create your own individualized program.

4) Be patient. Whether it is physical or emotional, change takes time. It took time to develop bad habits and will take time to develop good ones. With each step, you will be closer to your goal. Your body and your mind need time to adjust to change.

5) Get support. Once a goal or idea is spoken, it has more energy to manifest. You may decide that outside support would be helpful to reach your goal. Talk to a friend or speak to a professional. You may want a trainer to help you begin your exercise program aimed at specific goals. You may want to speak to a therapist to address changes necessary to decrease your stress or to improve you relationships at work or at home.

Remember the only thing Constant is Change. Wishing you a happy, healthy, and successful 2017!
 

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

The Wealth Within
 
As we wrap up this year and turn toward 2017 with yet another list of goals and resolutions, we tend to forget the bubbling wealth that lies inside of us already. Of course, there's nothing wrong with setting goals and aspirations and making the effort to achieve them. In fact, these intentions are the fuel necessary to accomplish them and the benefits can be quite rewarding. Whether it is weight loss, financial freedom, career goals or expanding our circle of friends, we are conditioned to look outside of ourselves for answers.

     Make a habit of taking the time to look deep within and acknowledge the tools you already possess that can lead you to your dreams. We often think of the latest fad or craze as the answer to our goals. Nothing wrong with expanding our knowledge, but do you really need to go on another diet, one more course to improve your luck with romance or happiness, or jump on the latest bandwagon circulating all over social media? Think twice and get picky about what will truly nourish the soul in a way that you alone cannot. In other words, examine closely the tools you already have and inherently know that will support what it is you honestly desire.

     Perhaps a daily meditation and/or prayer practice will encourage you to sit still with yourself enough to help you realize what you already know instinctively: what road to choose and which is the most beneficial path to follow. We've become so accustomed to looking elsewhere for our answers that we've shut out that little voice called intuition or gut instinct. Honor, cherish and give that voice center stage. In retrospect, you'll realize how well you fared whenever you did listen to that voice. Look not much further than within this 2017 before you recognize from your resolutions, you're probably already there. Peace and blessings in this New Year!


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
    

PLANNING AND SETTING GOALS

Planning and setting goals are the secrets to the big successes in life and business. When we envision, create plans and set forward action, success is inevitable. I spent time working on my own goals for 2017, and through the process, I was able to create this worksheet for you. As a result, here is this very simple worksheet "HOW TO SET UP GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR" to help FEMS start to set up goals for the new year and set action plans to achieve them. DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHEET HERE -> HOW TO SET UP GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR

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!!! 

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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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PS Are you sick of scouring the paper and MLS sites looking for homes?  Tired of playing telephone tag with agents only to hear the home's already sold?  Sit back, relax and let me do the work for you! 

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
CLICK HERE  for November 2015
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
CLICK HERE   for September 2016
CLICK HERE   for November 2016
CLICK HERE  for December 2016

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