Young At Heart, Old In Spirit, Local Historic Preservation Group Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

On a Sunday in September, the Board of Directors of the Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables invited friends and benefactors to a celebration to mark several milestones, one being the group’s 30th anniversary. The event took place at the…

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Coral Gables Merrick House’s Doc Dammers Day To Take Place October 24

One hundred years ago this November, nearly 5000 people showed up on George and Eunice Merrick’s front lawn for the first hugely successful land auction in what would become the City Beautiful. The Coral Gables Merrick House is telling this…

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Beloved Community Leader, Edwina Prime, Laid To Rest

On September 14th, one of the strongest voices for the Lola B. Walker Homeowner’s Association, Edwina Prime, passed away. Born Edwina Winifred Marie Davies on November 24, 1935 in Nassau, Bahamas, Prime recounted in Vizcaya Museum’s Documentary, Black Voices, her…

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City Holds 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

On Saturday, September 11th, the City of Coral Gables held a ceremony commemorating 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, DC and the downing of United Airlines flight 93 on September 11, 2001. In attendance were Miami-Dade…

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Tickets On Sale For Coral Gables Merrick House’s Doc Dammers Day

One hundred years ago this November, nearly 5000 people showed up on George and Eunice Merrick’s front lawn for the first hugely successful land auction in what would become the City Beautiful. The Coral Gables Merrick House is telling this…

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Opinion: Hanging On To Life On The Greenways is Not Just About Nostalgia; It Has Economic Value Too

According to a study commissioned by the U.S Chamber of Commerce, American towns that make historic preservation a priority enjoy an economic dividend to the local economy. Additionally, heritage tourism has a greater impact on a local economy with heritage…

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Another Staff Backroom Deal Has Been Cooked; Burger Bob’s New Deal Agreed To Prior To An RFP

First, there was Wawa. Then, there was Greco. Now there is Burger Bob’s. On more than one occasion, residents have been told these were one-off cases and that there are no other deals being done behind the scenes, Gables Insider…

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Coral Gables Museum Wins 2021 AIA People’s Choice Award

The CoraI Gables Museum has been selected as the winning recipient of the American Institute of Architects of Florida ‘2021 Peoples Choice Competition, it was announced today This particular award focuses on adaptive reuse – buildings that have been reimagined…

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Burger Bobs Lease To Be Extended Through December 31st

Over the last several weeks, many in the community had been reaching out to the Commission to seek a way to keep Burger Bobs, the diner at the Granada Golf Course, open. In a letter from the City, Bobs had…

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Coral Gables Merrick House Honors Its “Sweetheart Birds”

Inspired by George Merrick’s 1920 poem “My Sweetheart Bird,” the Coral Gables Merrick House welcomed representatives from 22 civic organizations for an appreciation breakfast on the veranda July 7th. Demonstrating the type of hospitality that would make Althea Merrick proud,…

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