| Hello MPNOD member,
Here is a fresh update from the Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade Historical Society
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Sunday, February 2 at 2pm
The Early Days Of Dinner Key
| Renny Young takes us back to the glory days of Dinner Key Marina and the CG Sailing Club. He was born at the Biltmore Hotel when it was an army hospital and graduated from Coral Gables High School in 1963. His mom and dad were founding members of the coconut grove sailing club in 1946.
| Incidentally, his great uncle was Johnny Gruelle, was the originator of the famous Raggedy Ann Doll.
| Dinner Key was originally an island, but was connected to the mainland in 1914 by filling in the intervening space. An early source attributes the name to the fact that the island was a convenient place to stop to eat while traveling by boat between the mouth of the Miami River and Snapper Creek, south of Miami.
| 01 Nancy Bahn
03 Richard Fandrey
05 Sharon Grunwell
09 Daniel Berger
09 Dr. William Culbertson IV
10 Ava Gunderson
11 William Fisher III
12 Leonard Hoffman
12 Juan Riera
13 Robert Hilliard
20 Audrey Ross
21 John Reed
23 Hank Langston
24 Ann Slosser
26 Jean Boccard
27 Larry Wiggins
Monthly Meetings at the Museum
| The Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade invite all with an interest in local history to join us at the Coral Gables Museum community room on the first Sunday of each month (except July and August) from 2 to 4pm.
| After our meetings, our group traditionally enjoys refreshments and social time. If you’re able to contribute to this effort, please bring some small snacks, fresh fruit, cookies, brownies, chips and dip, or a similar item that you’d like to share with your friends.
| Special Thanks to our friends at the Coral Gables Museum for hosting our monthly meetings. Thanks to all our members and friends who bring refreshments to share during social time. Thanks to everyone who makes a small donation in the "money jar" at the meetings to help with our expenses.
| There is no charge for the email version of the newsletter. If you wish to have your newsletter printed and send via the post office, the fee is $10 per year, sent to Treasurer Marlene B. Carlin, at 14900 SW 71 Ave, Miami, FL 33158. Thank you!
| As always, let's share the love of local history with family and friends. Bring a friend, a neighbor or a family member to the next meeting at the museum.
| Your officers and board of directors are always eager to hear your suggestions, comments and feedback on matters of importance to you.
| Have a look at the calendar of upcoming events and remember to invite a friend, a neighbor or a family member to join you at the next meeting.
| donations to our historical society are greatly appreciated.
| Miami Pioneers and
Natives of Dade Historical Society
| PO Box 144353
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353