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‘MEN OF INTEGRITY’ BUILDS A MOVEMENT TO EMPOWER BLACK MEN ACROSS SOUTH-DADE
 
In a grassroots campaign to help empower local black men, a group of community leaders has stepped up to host a series of empowerment marches all across South Dade, led by such prominent figures as Pastor Robert J. Brooks, Deacon Eugene Williams, and President of the Greater Goulds Optimist Club Joe Demps, among many others. However, these are not your typical protest marches... Read More »
 
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NEW FEATURES PROMISED FOR VILLAGE’S JULY 4TH CELEBRATION
 

This year’s annual Palmetto Bay July 4th event, which attracted some 5,000 people in 2017, will have a number of new features intended to make it even more spectacular. Festivities are from 6 to 9 p.m. at Palmetto Bay Village Hall, 9705 E. Hibiscus St. New this year, the fireworks display will shoot out of three points in Palmetto Bay Park and will be synchronized to music. Before the fireworks... Read More »

 
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FLOODING ON SW 72 AVENUE IN PALMETTO BAY
 
The flooding and the story behind it is unlike the other reasons for flooding in Palmetto Bay. Flooding began when the village issued an administrative variance after the council did not pass an application for a tennis court and other buildings by the property owner.  See “Draft Analysis 10-048.” In addition, the administrative variance was granted without the required five signatures... Read More »
 
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WORKSHOP HELPS VILLAGE RESIDENTS BE PREPARED FOR HURRICANE SEASON
 
This year’s Palmetto Bay Hurricane Preparedness Workshop conducted on Saturday, June 9, drew more residents than last year’s event, perhaps due to the impact of Hurricane Irma lin 2017. Intermittent light showers and a gloomy sky kept the vendor and information tables indoors in the lobby with residents browsing those before filling the Council Chambers to hear guest speakers Robert... Read More »
 
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VILLAGE TESTS A PARK AND RIDE SHUTTLE TO DADELAND SOUTH METRORAIL STATION
 
Palmetto Bay launched a pilot program on June 11 using its IBus vehicles to shuttle residents between a Park and Ride lot on the property of the Holy Rosary-St. Richard Catholic Church, SW 77th Avenue and 152nd Street, and the Dadeland South Metrorail Station. A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place before the first ride of the day at 6:30 a.m. with two of the riders, Craig Grossenbacher and Tad Templeton, given the honor of cutting the ribbon with a giant pair of scissors. Parks and Recreation... Read More »
 
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FROM LEISURE CITY TO WESTCHESTER, WANDERING DOG FOUND A YEAR LATER
 
A remarkable story of survival is emerging following the rescue of 4-year-old Quiana, a Labrador Terrier rescue dog found in the streets of Westchester after wandering around the city without shelter for a year. On Jan. 6, 2017, Paws4You, a Miami-based, non-profit animal rescue organization with a mission to save dogs from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services and combat... Read More »
 
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ALPHA PHI ALPHAS HONOR THREE STUDENTS WITH SCHOLARSHIPS
 
The Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. honored three local high school students at its annual Golden Affair Scholarship Fundraiser at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center. The chapter awarded scholarships to Khalil Davis (Coral Reef Senior High School), Brandon Love (Coral Reef Senior High School) and Tyler Regalado (New World School of the Arts)... Read More »
 
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