Coconut Grove

Local Obituaries

The face of South Florida theater, Charlie Cinnamon, dies at 94

For more than five decades press agent Charlie Cinnamon was the face of theater in South Florida. Beloved by reporters and critics who relied on him for tips and a friend to stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Eartha Kitt and Jose Ferrer, Cinnamon, who unwittingly created the Coconut Grove Arts Festival via a publicity stunt, balanced the demands of both camps with class and savvy.

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Mystery buyer acquires controversial trolley garage in Coconut Grove

The trolley garage in the West Grove, which federal officials found that Miami-Dade County and the cities of Miami and Coral Gables violated a landmark civil rights law in building it in the historically black neighborhood without sufficiently notifying residents, has been sold to a private buyer, the property owner said. The city of Miami had wanted to buy the facility and convert it into a neighborhood space.

Local Obituaries

Educator, Coconut Grove community leader David White dies at 85

David Alphonso White was a teacher, counselor and principal with Miami-Dade Public Schools for 35 years and, honoring his Bahamian parents who settled in Coconut Grove, the lifelong Grove native developed programs in the community for children and adults, including director of the Coconut Grove Food Pantry and president of the Miami Goombay Festival.

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Meet Gwendolyn, the chocolate-chip cookie eating pet alligator

Gwendolyn, a large alligator that has been been both pet and pal to retired firefighter David Van Buren for 47 years, is under investigation, once again, by Florida Fish & Wildlife, after a scared neighbor reported seeing the gator in the front yard of a Coconut Grove home.
Emily Michot emichot@miamiherald.com
Meet Gwendolyn, the chocolate-chip cookie eating pet alligator 2:06

Meet Gwendolyn, the chocolate-chip cookie eating pet alligator

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Easy as Pi: This 12-year-old can recite up to 576 digits

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Video: Coconut Grove Arts Festival

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