Community organizations allow residents to participate

Community organizations allow residents to participate

Pictured are Chef David Schwadron caterer (left), with Thomas Eugene of the Miami Dolphins Marketing at
the February CBBA meeting.

The Town of Cutler Bay has a number of organizations that give homeowners and business people a chance to connect and participate in their community, if they want to take advantage of the opportunities.

Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay is one such group. They recently hosted Andres Duany, Architect, Town Planner and the “Father of Smart Growth” at their March meeting. Steve Zarzecki tells us that a video of Mr. Duany’s presentation is available for viewing at The CCCB’s next meeting is on Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church, 20740 Old Cutler Road. Guest speaker is David Lawrence, former Publisher of the Miami Herald, president of the Early Childhood Initiative, and advocate of early childhood education. He will discuss priorities and methods “to ensure our children can achieve to their highest potential.” An open discussion follows his presentation.

For more info, call Steve at 305-255-4351.

The Cutler Bay Business Association is another good group, designed for owners of businesses large or small who want to get together to network with each other and hear presentations by guest speakers. The luncheon meetings take place on the second Thursday of each month. To learn more visit their website, visit

The Rotary Club of Perrine-Cutler Ridge/Palmetto Bay is part of a well known international service organization of business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world. This local branch has a lunch meeting on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Check out their calendar and details at

“Relay for Life” of Palmetto Bay/Cutler Bay, benefiting the American Cancer Society is an overnight music and food festival and family event for all ages. The Relay will be at the Palmetto Bay Village Center at the corner of SW 184 Street and Old Cutler, beginning on Saturday, April 13, at 5:00 p.m. and ending the next morning, Sunday April 14 at 9:00 a.m. “A live DJ will play music all night, and there will be games, food, karaoke, and lots to do. If you want to form a team to participate in Relay, call Patience Glasko at 305-278-4016.

Thom Elliott, a Cutler Bay resident and extraordinary photographer is having a one man show of his photos of Hollywood celebrities from the 60’s when he was the film production manager of a daytime television show called Dateline: Hollywood on ABCTV. Great images of stars like Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Dean Martin, John Wayne and many others. The show runs through March 31 and is at Pitman Photo Supply, 13911 South Dixie Highway. Their hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00-5:00 p.m. Thom’s website is at

Don’t forget Cutler Bay’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30th at 10 a.m. for kids nine and under. It’s at Cutler Ridge Park 10100 SW 200th Street. Prizes will be given for special eggs found in each age group. The first 100 children will receive a 4”x 6” framed picture with the Easter Bunny. Parents are welcome to bring a camera to take a free picture of their child or children with the Easter Bunny.

For information call Cutler Bay Parks and Recreation department at 305-238-4166.

Thought of the Day:

Don’t wait for the last judgment-

it takes place every day.

— Albert Camus

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column. Got any tips? Contact me at 305-669- 7355, ext. 249, or send emails to

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