Which South Florida Beaches are Open?

first_imgMost Florida beaches have reopened, but with variety of restrictions. And in South Florida some beaches are open, and some are not. Here is the status of South Florida beaches compiled by FloridaPolitics.comA protestor, who did not want to be identified, holds a sign reading “Please Open Beaches” as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference during the new coronavirus pandemic, Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Doral, Fla. DeSantis has signed an executive order for the gradual reopening of Miami-Dade and Broward counties on May 18. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)Broward County: Beaches closedBeaches remain closed, but the Hollywood Broadwalk as of May 13 will be open to walk from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., reports Local 10. Municipal leaders in seven cities, including Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, expressed a desire to open beaches as of May 26, but County Mayor Dale Holness said it makes more sense to coordinate with Miami-Dade, The Miami Herald reports. Deerfield, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Pompano Beach all closed beaches starting March 18, according to Local 10 News. Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered the rest of the beaches in the county closed as of March 20. Officials expect to coordinate any beach opening with Miami-Dade leaders.Martin County: Beaches open with restrictionsThe county reopened beaches on May 4 with restrictions, according to TC Palm. But after seeing excessive crowds, access to the beaches was restricted to only county residents as of May 14, WPBF reports. Individuals have to sit at least six feet apart with social distancing enforced. Hobe Sound, which borders Palm Beach County, remains closed. County Commissioners have considered limiting beach access to weekdays and will revisit the discussion after Mother’s Day weekend, according to the Palm. County Commissioners previously closed all public county beaches as of March 22, according to WPTV.Miami-Dade County: Beaches closedMayor Carlos Giménez on March 19 ordered all beaches closed in the community, the first South Florida jurisdiction to do so. While he has discussed developing a plan to reopen parks, Giménez made clear beaches are not planned to reopen yet in the Florida county with the most cases of COVID-19.Monroe County: Beaches open, travel restrictedKew West city leaders on April 27 opened all parks and beaches, according to the Key West Citizen. But it remains difficult for anyone not living on the Florida Keys to visit them. County Commissioners starting March 24 imposed limitations so only residents and limited workers could access the string of islands via U.S. 1; that restriction lifts on June 1. Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 30 issued a safer at home order closing down all nonessential business in South Florida counties until mid-April. County beaches never closed. However, Keys Weekly reports some municipalities closed beaches under their jurisdiction. Marathon reopened beaches on May 4, but will limit access to pavilions. Islamorada reopened beaches on May 4 to residents onlyPalm Beach County: Beaches open with restrictionsCounty Commissioners tentatively set a plan for opening beaches on May 18, but only to county residents initially. Restrictions and timelines will be discussed further at a May 15 meeting. Municipalities will be allowed to decide if their own beaches remain closed, and Palm Beach city officials expect to take the issue up May 15 as well, The Palm Beach Post reports. Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order closing all Palm Beach beaches as of March 20, but left it to local government when to reopen them. DeSantis has lifted a statewide stay-at-home order but it initially remained in effect for three South Florida counties with the state’s highest numbers of infections. After Palm Beach County leaders suggested the community may now be on the other side of the curve, DeSantis agreed to allow Phase One reopening there as of May 11.St. Lucie County: Beaches openCounty Commissioners voted to reopen beaches beginning April 28, and lifted all temporary restrictions on uses and activities as of May 7, reports TC Palm. County beaches closed March 23 after crowds failed to adhere to social distancing, TC Palm reports. Here is a list of all the beaches in the state.last_img read more

Monday August 3rd Local Sports

first_imgDES MOINES — Don Bosco ended Newman’s three year run as state champion on Saturday. Charlie Hogan’s RBI double down the third base line capped a two-run bottom of the sixth as the seventh-ranked Dons rallied for a 3-2 win over the sixth-ranked Knights in the 1A championship game, as you heard on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com. Freshman Doug Taylor had a two-run single for Newman and pitched five-and-two-thirds innings before being lifted by the pitch count. While disappointed with the loss, Taylor was thankful they had the chance to play the season.KGLO News · 8 – 3-newman – 1Newman scored both runs in the fifth but coach Alex Bohl felt the Knights let a chance to build a bigger lead slip away.KGLO News · 8 – 3-newman – 2Bohl says it was a rewarding season that began with a lot of questions.KGLO News · 8 – 3-newman – 3Newman finishes the season with a record of 19-6. — other state baseball championship game scores2A — Van Meter 6, Des Moines Christian 03A — Norwalk 8, Gilbert 64A — Johnston 11, Ankeny 8 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland manager Terry Francona left the team before Sunday’s game at Minnesota. The Indians say he has a minor gastrointestinal condition that’s not related to COVID-19. The 61-year-old Francona returned to the team hotel. First base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. took over managing duty for the four-game series finale against the Twins. Francona sat out one game last season because of surgery for a tear in one of his retinas. Three years ago, he missed a week for a procedure to address an irregular heartbeat. IOWA CITY — Iowa All-American Luka Garza has withdrawn from the NBA Draft and will return for his senior season. Garza averaged nearly 24 points and 10 rebounds last season in being named the Big Ten Player of the Year.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 1With Garza back the Hawkeyes will be one of the favorites in the Big Ten.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 2Garza says the chance to play with a special Iowa team was a big factor in his decision.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 3Garza says concern over how next season will be affected by the pandemic was not a factor in his decision.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 4Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says Garza informed his teammates Sunday morning.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 5McCaffery says Garza did his homework and made an informed decision.KGLO News · 8 – 3-lukaaug – 6The Hawkeyes posted a record of 20-11 last season but lost out on the postseason at the start of the COVID-19 pandemiccenter_img MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit his first home run of the season and the Minnesota Twins used their bullpen to string together a two-hitter in a 3-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians. The Twins took the four-game series from their primary division competitor. Max Kepler doubled and scored in each of his first two at-bats against Indians starter Aaron Civale. The defending American League Central champion Twins have outscored their opponents 28-8 over the first three innings this year. The Twins allowed only four runs over these four games, winning three of them to raise their record to 7-2.=== The Twins wrap up their homestand with a two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tonight’s game starts at 7:10 with a 6:30 pre-game show on KGLO. Tuesday’s game starts at 1:10, with the pre-game at 12:30 on KGLO. EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jared Spurgeon scored twice and Alex Stalock stopped 28 shots to get his first career postseason win, leading the Minnesota Wild in a 3-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 1 of their qualifying series. Kevin Fiala also scored — one of Minnesota’s two power-play goals. Eric Staal had two assists and Spurgeon sealed the win with an empty-netter in the final minute. Jacob Markstrom, making his first career postseason start, also finished with 28 saves for Vancouver. Game 2 of the best-of-five series is Tuesday.last_img read more