Golden Globe Best Picture “Moonlight” was partially filmed at Bay Oaks

Bay Oaks is pleased to have worked with the producers of “Moonlight” when they were filming in Miami. The film has also earned awards from the New York Film Critics Circle and the Independent Film Award.

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The grounds of the summer house were used for a scene captured below from the trailer.

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We wish the producers best of luck at the Oscars!

Three cheers for our eldest statesman

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Mr. Irving Mann has now celebrated both his 103rd and 104th birthday at Bay Oaks. Our resident blogger even managed to get the occasion chronicled in the Miami Herald. We love his wit and character, and look forward to celebrating his 105th with him and his family next year.

Election Day

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Many resident guests were able to vote early thanks to Miami Dade Election officials supervised voting in our community room. We want to remind you that it is everyone’s civic duty to vote. People like Ms. Mary Alice Blake (above) served in the military during WWII to preserve and protect your right to vote. Don’t take it for granted.

A Day at the Track

Thursday was Mr. Bill Warnke’s 90th birthday. His daughter Lisa visiting from out of town joined him and 7 other resident guests and 4 staff members in our Mercedes Benz Sprinter on a trip to one of his favorite places: Gulfstream Park. We spent a winning afternoon in the casino sharing in Mr. Warnke’s good fortune and luck.

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Mr. Bill Warnke shared his birthday cake and favorite lunch of pizza with Bay Oaks resident guests and his daughter Lisa and brother Neal.

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Re-Treat

It’s the hot, hot summertime, and that’s when we like to head up to Dania Beach and have some ice cream sundaes at Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant. The trip has been a Bay Oaks tradition, just as Jaxson’s has been a tradition since 1956.

Everybody’s getting ready to tuck in.

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Foreground: Mr. Luiz Melo and Ms. Anita Leon

 

Everyone extends a special “thank you” to our benefactor Mr. Luiz Melo for treating us to our sundaes.

Board and CEO accept plaque to commemorate Historic Designation

In the middle of lunch on Friday, August 19th, James Moore and the Bay Oaks Board surprised CEO Kathryn Kassner with a plaque to commemorate Bay Oaks historic designation granted by the City of Miami.

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Board members Susan Fleming, President Dr. Judith Siskind, Kathryn Moore, and Anna Blackman with Bay Oaks CEO Kathryn Kassner (center.)

The plaque was shown to all the residents who were very impressed by the honor of the designation and the meaning behind it: the continued protected status of Bay Oaks.

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James Moore shows plaque to resident and former City Council member Francis A. “MIke” Calhoun.