🌱 Miami’s Gloria Estefan Turns 65 + Labor Day Weekend Patrols

Hello, neighbors! I’m back in your inbox this morning with your new copy of the Miami Daily. Come for the most important things happening in the city these days. Here’s a quick look:

  • 🗳️ It’s a busy campaign weekend with Charlie Crist, Val Demings and Marco Rubio hosting campaign events and stops in South Florida.
  • 🎤 Miami Cuban-American icon Gloria Estefan turned 65 and Mattel is celebrating.
  • 🚓 Miami-Dade police are ramping up DUI patrols and checkpoints over the Labor Day weekend.

September is the world candle month. What’s your favorite perfume? Martha from Miami has a wonderful Cuban bread candle.


First, today’s weather:

A few clouds, then the sun. High: 91 Low: 81.


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Here are the best stories in Miami today:

1. A South Florida man faces multiple charges for lay dead animals on a memorial to the victims of the 2018 Parkland school shootingthe Broward County Sheriff’s Office said Friday. Robert Mondragon, 29 years old is currently detained without bond on charges of removal or disfigurement of a tomb or monument, violation of probation for beating and indecent exposure, and violation of a risk protection order. (NBC Miami)

2. Florida Governor Candidate Representative. Charlie Crist and candidate for the Florida Senate Representative. Val Demings they’re both spending the Labor Day weekend campaign in South Florida. S.the author Marco Rubio also had a meeting on Friday with leader of the Nicaraguan community in Miami. (WSVN)

3. Cuban-American icon Gloria Estefan turned 65 on Saturday and toy maker Mattel will debut at Barbie doll made in his image for the occasion. The Barbie doll arrived just in time for her birthday. Estefan grew up in Miami and still has a home there today. (CBS Miami, Variety)

4. The Miami-Dade Police Department says yes patrols on the rise and conducting DUI checkpoints during the weekend of Labor Day. Police said: “The checkpoint will be located at 11 Street and Washington Avenue starting at 6:00 pm and will start on Saturday and continue until Sunday at 4:00 am” (WPLG Local 10)

5. South Florida Tinta and Cafè recently won a Bib Gourmand, a Michelin brand for restaurants that produce high quality food at a reasonable price. The cafe has been in business for 17 years and is known for their distinctive Cuban. Owner Sachi Statz says the accolade makes her “proud to make or push Miami forward in some way, shape or form.” (WLRN)


Today in Miami:

  • Vizcaya village farmers market at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens. (9 am)
  • Simone beauty week at Sawgrass Mills. (10:00)
  • Bitcoin Brunch Miami at Naomi’s Garden Restaurant & Lounge. (10:00)
  • Celebrate Labor Day weekend by Isabella. (twelve o’clock)
  • Special drinks, menus and DJ at the Salty Siren Pool Bar of the B Ocean Resort. (twelve o’clock)

From my notebook:

  • MiamiCoin is down 99% from the city of Miami Mayor Francis Suarez he introduced it. The coin is run by CityCoins, a non-profit organization that wanted to help cities raise money. Plans have faltered due to the implosion of the cryptocurrency market. (Trade observer)
  • A AMBER Alert was issued by the Miami-Dade police for a 6 year old child, Jorge “JoJo” Morales. Authorities say he hasn’t been seen by his mother for nearly a week. The police also issued an arrest warrant for his father. (WSVN)
  • Temperatures in autumn I was increasing at an alarming rate in South Florida and across the nation. It can result in more pollen, lower air quality, an increase in insect-borne diseases, high air conditioning bills, and more. (NBC Miami)

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All right, you are all set for today! I’ll join you bright and early tomorrow morning with your next update.

Carlos Hernandez

About me: Hi, my name is Carlos Hernandez and I am a food writer with over 10 years of experience in the industry. I write the food blog Carlos Eats (http://www.carloseats.com) and also collaborate with several newspapers and magazines with food related blogs and articles.

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