beach http://wlrn.org en Whimsical Lifeguard Stands Coming To Miami Beach In 2015 http://wlrn.org/post/whimsical-lifeguard-stands-coming-miami-beach-2015 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami Beach officials are replacing their collection of 29 lifeguard stands. &nbsp;In their place next year will be bright, whimsical designs by local architect William Lane.</span></p><p>Lane says the new designs will be inspired by six iconic stands he created in the '90s.</p><p>"There was a round one, a pink one over on Eighth Street and that one is being rebuilt. It was sort of Jetsonian," he says.</p><p>That’s right, it was inspired by the '60s cartoon -- The Jetsons.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:08:13 +0000 Nadege Green 34989 at http://wlrn.org Whimsical Lifeguard Stands Coming To Miami Beach In 2015 We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation http://wlrn.org/post/we-asked-you-answered-going-extremes-disconnect-vacation Summer is a great time to take a break from some of the stressors in our lives. For many of us, that stress is brought on by too much screen time and the pressure to stay connected.<p>A few weeks ago, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/06/23/324892657/digital-detox-step-one-step-away-from-the-phone">we asked you</a> to send us <em>your</em> stories of digital detoxing — putting down the smartphone, avoiding email and staying off social media. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:49:56 +0000 NPR Staff 35146 at http://wlrn.org We Asked, You Answered: Going To Extremes To Disconnect On Vacation Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Lift Open-Container Bans On Beach.. For Today http://wlrn.org/post/fort-lauderdale-hollywood-lift-open-container-bans-beach-today <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re hoping to enjoy a beer on the beach this Fourth of July, you’ll be able to do so in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood for one day only.</span></p><p>Both cities have announced a one-day exception to their ordinances banning open containers of alcohol on the beach.</p><p>The reason for the ban is to keep beach-goers from disrespecting and disrupting the enjoyment of others while visiting the shore, said Fort Lauderdale mayor Jack Seiler. The city lifts the ban for special events.</p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Patience Haggin 16851 at http://wlrn.org Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Lift Open-Container Bans On Beach.. For Today