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OUR LAST MARATHON HACK

Sunday’s Miami Marathon is almost here! But it’s way less fun if you spend it stuck in gridlock when you would rather be cheering… or, uh, on the course running.

The final part of our guide will help you plan for Sunday morning, showing you what roads to avoid and when the streets should start to clear up.

Deciding to sleep in nice and late should work, too. 😴

P.S. Earlier this week we shared tips on the best running routes in SoFlo, how to connect with your neighborhood run clubs, and where to find the best eats along the route. All that and more is in our Miami Marathon guide.

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BECAUSE THERE’S A DAY FOR EVERYTHING…

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day. Wondering what the heck that is and why you should care? You’re not alone. The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refund you can apply for based on your salary and how many kids you have. In other words: if you meet some requirements and apply for it, the feds will give you some of your hard-earned money back 💰💰💰.

Still confused? That’s ok. Let us know what questions you have about the EITC. (That’s what all the cool kids call it, btw). Hit reply and we’ll make sure we answer ‘em in our upcoming project on the fun and fascinating world of taxes.

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WHAT’S NEW IN THE 305

Achievement unlocked. After YEARS of talking about it, David Beckham will officially announce a Miami Major League Soccer team on Monday. The stadium site in Overtown is not a lock though. Rumor is that the local owners, Jorge and José Mas, may be pushing the group to consider some other sites because of a legal challenge on the land. (Miami Herald)

#Inspo. What would you do with your digs if you had all the money in the world? Thomas Kramer, a South Beach developer infamous for partying hard, may have some tips. He outfitted his pad with things like stripper poles, a coffin, and a giant rhinoceros statue. The Miami Herald got a peek inside his home before most of his belongings head to the auction block as a result of a lawsuit. (Miami Herald)

Because we need more sunshine… The Florida legislature is considering asking Congress for permission to make Daylight Savings Time permanent. Hawaii and Arizona already do this. What this would mean for you: The sun would rise later and set later in the winter, making it that much harder to get out of bed on December mornings. But you would also still have daylight when you get out of work. (Tampa Bay Times)

Bad math. A new report from the CDC says that birth defects linked to Zika, like microcephaly, increased in parts of the U.S. where local transmission of Zika happened in 2016, like South Florida. (Miami Herald)

Fallback Friday. Another Democrat might be running for Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s seat, and this time it’s a name you AND your parents recognize: Donna Shalala. Someone has registered the websites DonnaShalala.com and ShalalaforCongress.com. The Miami powerhouse led the University of Miami, was part of President Clinton’s cabinet, and led the Clinton Foundation. Lots of Progressives are going “SMH” though, saying the last election shows it’s time for new blood, not a Clinton throwback. (Miami Herald)

Enough. Wakes and vigils for people killed in gun violence now often include police detail, because lately they’ve become targets for further shootings. In the last two years in Miami-Dade County, five people were killed and seven were injured at wakes or vigils. Funeral organizers say it’s changing the way people mourn their loved ones. (WLRN)

It’s lit. The iconic former Miami Herald site in Downtown Miami is going to become a live event space while the new owner, Genting, waits for a decision on the casino hotel it wants to open up. The space already hosted Context Art Fair and Art Miami during Basel, and now they’ve signed a deal with an international events company to keep that going, right on the Intracoastal.  (SFBJ)


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SOMEONE'S GOT THEIR SATURDAY NIGHT PLANS

Congrats to Susan Mathieu, who won a pair of tickets to Art Center/South Florida’s “Draw: A party with great lines” next Saturday. Want to go but didn’t win? Get tickets here.

EVENTS

OUR EVENTS AND PARTNER EVENTS

🍺 1/26: The New Tropic Meetup at Veza Sur (Wynwood)

👩‍🎨 1/30: Miami Arts Marketing Project (Downtown)

🙏 1/31: Let (Yoga) Love Rule! (South Beach)

👩🏾‍💻 2/6-2/10: #BlackTechWeek18


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AROUND TOWN

🎤 1/26: PALO! At Ball and Chain (Little Havana)

🎻 1/26: MISO Live in Palm Court (Design District)

📻 1/26- 1/27: Pang! – A live radio triptych (Wynwood)

🌎 1/27: Keg & Klean for our National Parks (Wynwood)

🎙️ 1/27: Jens Lekman at The Ground

🇱🇧 1/26-1/28: Lebanese Festival (South Miami)

🖼️ 1/27-1/28: Coral Gables Art Festival (Coral Gables)

🏃 1/28: Cheer Your City: Miami Marathon (Downtown)

🎵 1/28: Southern Soul Sunday at the A+E (Downtown)

🎼 1/28: MISO Concert in Collins Park (South Beach)

🕰️ 1/30: Fireside Chat with Jason Calacanis (Downtown)


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THAT’S ALL FOR THE WEEK.

But if you want to enjoy these perfect temps on foot this weekend, these are the best spots to walk it out in the 305.