Cafecito Espiritual, a Grove-inspired love story
September 30, 2021
Inspired by the Grove, married yogis Jose Ibañez and Carlos Anaya bring spirituality and wellness to the world through Cafecito Espiritual.
bicycling, community service
Hank Sanchez-Resnik goes extra mile for Grove bicyclists
September 24, 2021
Hank Sanchez-Resnik's passion for bicycling has bolstered bike and pedestrian safety awareness for the Grove's beloved Commodore Trail.
community service, historic preservation
Joyce Nelson’s lifelong love for trees and heritage
September 17, 2021
Joyce Nelson, the village's 'Mama Grove,' shares her lifelong devotion to preserving heritage trees and historical sites in Miami's oldest neighborhood.
business woman, environment
Caiti Waks inspires love for healthier oceans
September 10, 2021
Caiti Waks of Debris Free Oceans helps Miami care for Biscayne Bay and the ocean at large. Read about her lifelong passion for healthier seas.
business woman, health
Pilates in the Grove builds a culture of health
September 3, 2021
'Not just about the reformer' -- Christa Gurka, owner of Pilates in the Grove, shares her story about building community aligned to health and wellness.
enduring business, style and design
H. Bredemeier’s lifelong passion for jewelry
August 20, 2021
H. Bredemeier, owner of H&H Jewels -- one of Coconut Grove's most enduring businesses -- shares his lifelong passion for jewelry design.
environment, legacy family
Mary Munroe Seabrook’s bayshore legacy
July 13, 2021
Commodore Ralph Munroe's great-granddaughter keeps the bay close to her heart.
community service, woman's club
Fan Zhang’s spirited and tasty path to America
July 2, 2021
From China to America, Fan Zhang's path to citizenship is filled with good food and good causes.
Heart of the Grove
Heart of the Grove tells the stories of everyday heroes
June 17, 2021
Heart of the Grove is a collection of stories about the everyday heroes who shape the joys, challenges and wisdom of this historic Miami village.
business woman, restaurants
Atchana brings Thai food home to Coconut Grove
June 16, 2021
Atchana Capellini continues her family's tradition of bringing Thai food to loyal fans and friends on the tree-lined streets of Coconut Grove.
neighborhood enhancement team, police
Commander Lewis nurtures village through family concept policing
From neighborhood safety to social bike rides, Commander Lewis brings a nurturing touch to policing and harnessing resources for the community.
Virginia Yermoli ‘fell in love’ with Coconut Grove
President of The Woman's Club, art lover and devoted community volunteer: Virginia Yermoli shares what she loves about the Grove's cultural richness.
Heart of the Grove is a weekly series about the everyday heroes who shape the joys, challenges and wisdom of this historic Miami village.
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