You may have thought voting was over for awhile, but there’s a special election set for Tuesday, April 21, due to a request by the Alexander Montessori School located at 14850 SW 67 Avenue in Palmetto Bay. Only those registered voters who reside within 2,000 feet of the property will be voting in this election. The precinct for casting ballots is Christ Congregational Church, 14920 Southwest 67th Avenue, which will be opened from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the day of the Special Election. The purpose of the election is to consider approval or disapproval of the following question: Should Alexander Montessori School be allowed to increase enrollment from 270 to 329? The Village Charter requires a neighborhood vote. If successful, then the proposed increase will go to a public hearing before the Village Council.?
If you’re waiting at the bus stop for the IBus, you may be there a long while! We hear that the IBus has been temporarily suspended again. The village’s popular commuter bus service is suspended on both Routes A and B until further notice. ?We regret the inconvenience and invite you to contact the Public Works Department with your questions and concerns, or call 305-969-5111,” says Public Works staff.
By the way, the regular monthly Council Meeting is on Monday May 4 at 7:00 p.m., at the address given above.
Mark this on your calendars: The Rotary of Perrine-Cutler Bay/Palmetto Bay will have its General Meeting at noon on Tuesday April 21 in the Edward and Arlene Feller Community Room at Ludovici Park (2nd floor), 17641 Old Cutler Road. The Rotary meets on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Tuesday of every month.
PBBA… The Palmetto Bay Business Association will meet on May 7 at Christ Fellowship Church, 8900 SW 168 Street, in Palmetto Bay. The meeting runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
If you own a business in the village this organization is a good place to network with other business people. For info visit palmettobaybusinessonline.com.
The Cutler Ridge Woman’s Club is having their Springtime Bunco Party at Cutler Ridge Park, 10100 SW 200 Street in Cutler Bay on April 18. “Come and join us for fun and friendship,” they tell us. The twice a year fund-raising event features door prizes, an auction table, baked good sale, a “treasure table” and more. It’s a fun event and a great group of ladies, and it’s for a good cause. The bunco begins at 10:00 a.m. and lunch is at 12:00 noon. Cost is $17. To make reservations or for additional info call Carol Ponzini at 305-233-3965.
Eloise Rodriguez, who has history with Miami’s Community Newspapers, was honored last month with the Hispanic Leadership Public Relations Award. It was presented to her by the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Liliam Lopez at Coral Gables Country Club. She thanked them and also had thanks for her Bristol Public Relations team. Congratulations, Eloise!
Thought of the Day:
Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude.
— Lou Holtz
Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.
Got any tips? Contact me at 305-669- 7355, ext. 249, or send emails to Michael@communitynewspapers.com.