Semester Over, Summer Plans and More


Had my last exam yesterday and handed in my last paper. Very nice feeling to be done for the semester, and now I’m able to focus a lot more on working for you.

Been hashing out my summer plans; I will be working part time at the University of Miami. Of course, my responsibilities as your Committeeman will take top priority. The summer is an excellent time for young people to get involved with politics, especially with the Miami municipal elections coming up in November. If you are a college student and are looking for something to do this summer, feel free to get in touch and I can point you in the right direction.

Otherwise, Coconut Grove will be participating in the Pow-Wow event later this month, where people from the travel industry from all over the world will come to check out our great city. Many of the organizations in the Center Grove have been preparing already, and I’d hope that some folks from the West Grove choose to get involved and show the rest of the world what we have to offer as a community.

On May 30th, the Miami-Dade Democratic Party will be playing host for this year’s Jefferson-Jackson dinner, which is held at the Fontainebleau Hotel on Miami Beach. DNC Chairman Tim Kaine (Governor of Virginia) will be the keynote speaker, so it should be a good event. I’m going to be attending the seminars during the day, but the price tag for the dinner is rather steep so I don’t think I’m going to be attending that. If anyone is interested in attending seminars, please visit and sign up.

Also, this year’s Florida Democratic Conference will be held again at Disney World, and I should be attending as a Delegate. Our county is responsible for sending registered Democrats who ARE NOT Executive Committee members to this event, and I would like to get at least one person who is not heavily involved from the West Grove to this important event. I will be driving there, so transportation will not be an issue for anyone interested. Please contact me for more info.

That is all for now, I will be blogging more frequently now that I’m out of school so keep checking back for more updates.

-Stephen Murray

2 Responses to “Semester Over, Summer Plans and More”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Coconut Grove movers and shakers embarassed the hell out of me. I’ve lived in the Grove since 1965 and up until about 5 to 7 years ago the Grove was a neat place to live and the tourist enjoyed the laid back environment; the artist, the hope that boy could meet girl or girl could meet boy, or boy meets boy or girl meets girl, sort of thing. People didn’t go around drunk, drugs were available and the drugs always cause a problem, but BID and others financed some really stupid events that everyone knew would never be taking place on a regular basis—-and it was like one big whore house/community with several hundred people kissing the behinds of the pow wow people. I talked with about twenty of these pow wow people and they were digusted with what was taking place, some were outright insulted by the hypocrisy and a few told me they would never send tourist to Coconut Grove because it was such a fake community begging for attention. Thank God for sending the rain to clean the Grove up after this stupidity.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Here we go again with the Coconut Grove Grape vine supporting BID for giving out gift cards worth $70,000.00 and not one penny spent in the Grove. These Pow Wow people took the cards with them and will now use them on Miami Beach and we get stuck with the bill—-again. First the Grove Grape vine says this was bad, then good now bad and then good again. This guy flips more times than Flipper. Anon is right, the Grove made a fool out of themselves and acted the same as pimps. What a waste when if those folks could just relax a bit instead of making the Grove sound like some groovy hangout when in fact it’s just dullsville, jerkwater U.S.A. The Grape makes the Grove sound one way, but what few people find out is the opposite. If they didn’t set their expectations as high as the Grape and BID attempts the tourist might just think it is in fact a groovy laid back place in a natural state. These lies and high expectations are what ruin the Grove.

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