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Q: I consider myself to be in great shape since I eat
right and workout regularly. I recently bought a shorter-
than-usual dress and have been the subject of teasing
from my husband, kids, neighbors and friends ever
since. Most have even asked if I’m entering into an early
mid-life crisis at 42! Although I realize their words are
in jest (at least I hope so!), isn’t there truth in laughter?
Am I just too old to wear anything above the knee?
A: Save the Stadium!
A new group called Friends of Miami Marine Stadium has recently
formed to protect one of Florida’s most threatened landmarks. As the
City of Miami develops its Master Plan for Virginia Key, Friends of
Miami Marine Stadium seeks to make sure this magnificent resource
is preserved and a plan is created to maximize its public use. The
group plans to lobby aggressively for its retention and possible historic
designation. The nearly 7,000-seat grandstand was damaged by
Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and has been closed ever since, although it
is the first recognized landmark structure created by Cuban architects
in Miami post-exile. With the new Master Plan for Virginia Key, this
magnificent architectural work sample of the Modern Movement is
in danger of being demolished. The organization wants to encourage
everyone to contact elected officials to emphasize that a renewed
stadium needs to be part of the Virginia Key Master Plan. For more
information on this important piece of Miami heritage and history, or
how to get involved, visit MarineStadium.org.
You are never too old to wear anything above
the knee as long as it makes you feel and look the way
you want. It sounds like you have always placed an
importance in your self-image. If I could picture you in
my mind I imagine a beautiful woman full of energy.
The clothing you choose to wear is acceptable, as long
as your “shorter-than-usual” dress allows you to walk
with style and elegance while maintaining the positive
image your family has portrayed of you. Make sure that
in this so-called “mid-life crisis,” you continue to give
your husband the same attention or even more. As for
your children, it all depends on their age and gender.
I’m assuming your children are adolescents going
through a life change as well. They may be teasing you
since their friends also wear stylish, short dresses. As
for your friends and neighbors, you may be the envy
of many women in your community. Next time they
tease you, give them some tips on how to stay fit, young
and looking their best. And always remember to keep
focusing on you and your well-being. Don’t let anyone
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“It is essential that the
community unites to ensure the
preservation and evolution of the
Miami Marine Stadium.”
— Violette Sproul,
Key Biscayne resident
20 key biscayne magazine
1964 In the 1970s, a Lynard
Skynard concert resulted in
near-riot, closing the Miami
Marine Stadium to similar
events for years afterward.
In the late 1980s, The Miami
Marine Stadium used to be
awash with boats that would
thunder past spectators
during hydroplane races.
The year the Miami Marine
Stadium was built on Virginia
Key. It has been closed since
Hurricane Andrew damaged it