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I’M READY TO ACT. ARE YOU?
 
Did you know that Pinecrest used to have an ordinance on the books banning guns from our parks?  It’s gone now; cities were preempted by the legislature in 2011 from passing local gun control measures.  Today, if someone wanders down to the playground at Evelyn Greer Park with an AR-15 in his hand, there’s nothing our police can do to stop him.  Our legislators up in Tallahassee did that to us.  Do you feel safer now? In the wake of the Parkland massacre, our community has been asking questions of our municipal leaders, schools and local police.  You want to know what we’re doing to keep you and your children safe. The answer is, “As much as we can.”  Our police have all the equipment and training they need to deal with an active shooter, and I have every confidence that if the unthinkable... Read More »
 
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DOWNTOWN RESIDENTS WORK HARD, PLAY EVEN HARDER DURING ULTRA
 

Every year on a Friday in late March, Downtown offices empty out and young professionals hurry back to their apartments to trade their wingtips and stilettos for casual neon trainers. The Metromover transports thousands of these young professionals to the front gates of Bayfront Park. They are headed to Ultra Music Festival, a three-day electronic dance music festival, showcasing the... Read More »

 
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STUDENT TURNS SCHOOL’S STRUGGLES INTO SUCCESS WITH CONCERT
 
It’s become an all-too familiar story these days – of lawmakers in Tallahassee slashing funding for the arts. For several consecutive years Florida State legislators have been decimating the budget of Florida’s Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA), an organization also known as the “state arts agency.” A key financier of public school art programs, DCA has seen its budget shrink to $50 million... Read More »
 
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2018 PINECREST RELAY FOR LIFE
 

Teams inspired by a Broadway theme will come together for a festival-style fundraising event. The 2018 Pinecrest, Palmetto Bay and Cutler Bay Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, March 17, from 2:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight at Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152nd Street. This year’s theme is Broadway! More than 25 teams made up of friends, families, businesses and schools will represent different Broadway plays while furthering the American Cancer Society’s... Read More »

 
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GOLD MEDAL WINNERS IN SOCCER
 
The Pinecrest Premier 2003 U15 White Team Coached by Ramiro Vengoechea brought home the Gold by capturing the Division 1 Gold Championship with a 2-1 win in the finals of the 2018 Disney President’s Day Soccer Festival over Excalibur SC 2003 from Cleveland Ohio. The team went undefeated through the tournament and was led by a staunch defense anchored by goalie Megan... Read More »
 
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