The Florida Blogup: Scuba Diving And Waldo In The Gables

Jul 12, 2013

Credit Elaine de Valle / Political Cortadito

Francis Suarez’s Mayoral Race: There’s An App For That

Miami Commissioner Francis Suarez has a new iPhone app for his supporters to get direct news about his run for mayor.

Suarez said he created it because it fits in with his “high-tech campaign,” according to the blogger Elaine de Valle on Political Cortatido.

The app is called “Suarez 4 Mayor,” and if you tweet a screenshot and mention the commissioner’s account, you get a free t-shirt!

Miami Gardens Youth Discover Scuba Diving

Youth Diving With a Purpose hopes to empower youth, ages 15 to 23, to explore something they wouldn’t normally get a chance to: scuba diving.

“Often-time youth of color are not exposed to these activity choices or career possibilities and that’s one reason I created Youth Diving With a Purpose,” said Kenneth Stewart, a dive instructor, in a post on Blogging Black Miami by blogger Vanessa Woodard Byers.

Where’s Waldo? In The Gables!

Waldo, the famous, striped children’s book character, will be visiting 25 different businesses all over the area.

Those who participate and try to spot him can pick up a passport and return it stamped to Books & Books to collect prizes. Blogger Tom Falco at the Coconut Grove Grapevine has more.

Parking Issues In Miami

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Have you ever been frustrated trying to find (and failing at finding) parking in Miami? Well, some say we might need less.

The Urban Land Institute will be holding an event called “Can Miami Develop Now with Less Parking?” to explore whether Miami really needs minimum parking requirements.

Blogger Felipe Azenha addresses more issues with regulating the amount of parking in the city on Transit Miami with information from real estate sites.

Undocumented Immigrants

Republican Carlos Curbelo has announced that he will run for U.S. Congress and believes major government reform needs to take place, namely immigration reform.

According to blogger Javier Manjarres on the Shark Tank, Curbelo tries to balance between sounding compassionate and hawkish, but says that undocumented immigrants “need to pay a price for the crime they committed.”