Firefighters from Stations 34 and 55 to be honored

If you see this in time to attend, the next meeting of the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay takes place on Tuesday, April 1, 7:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Cutler Ridge, 20740 Old Cutler Road, in Cutler Bay. At this meeting the group will recognize and honor the firefighters from Stations 34 and 55 with a presentation of Plaques of Appreciation. “In my opinion, our firefighters deserve this recognition for their service to our community. I hope that we can muster a good turnout to let them know we appreciate their commitment to our Town,” says Steve Zarzecki, Prez of the CCCB. On another topic, Jay Miranda, the Chief Administrative Officer of Jackson South Hospital will be the featured guest speaker.

Are you wired? Take note of this if you have a tablet computer, Smartphone, iPad or similar device. Free WiFi is now available at the following Cutler Bay parks: Cutler Ridge Park – 10100 SW 200th Street, Lakes by the Bay Park – 8551 SW 216th Street.

Apologies for the inadvertent use of the wrong photo in the front page story in the last issue about the Town Hall Meeting about finding unclaimed funds held by the State of Florida. What should have been a picture of Cutler Bay Councilwoman Sue Ellen Loyzelle was actually a pic of a member of the Communities for Life Committee instead. The correct photo appeared in the ad for the meeting which also ran in that issue.

Enjoy biking? You may be interested in the BIKE305 initiative which began in March. Featured trails pass through Miami- Dade County, Village of Key Biscayne, City of Miami, City of Coral Gables, Village of Pinecrest, Village of Palmetto Bay, and Town of Cutler Bay. The bike trails are more commonly known as Rickenbacker, Commodore, Old Cutler, and Biscayne. For more information visit online at

And for those of you with connections in Palmetto Bay:
Palmetto Bay “Pick the Flick” As part of their Earth Week Celebration taking place during April 21-26 the village is conducting a survey for residents to help “Pick the Flick” (the movie, that is) that will show during their April 25 Movie Night at Coral Reef Park. The movie choices are: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” “Frozen,” “Epic,” “No Impact Man” and “The Croods.” To cast your vote go to movie-night-2014.

Auto Break-Ins… The latest Palmetto Bay Police mentioned another vehicular burglary, and once again the car was left unlocked. There’s no point making it easier for thieves to steal your stuff, so lock it or lose it! Auto break-ins are a year round problem. To reach the Palmetto Bay Policing Unit Office call 305-278-4000, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mark this on your calendars — the next Palmetto Bay regular Council Meeting is on Monday, April 7, at approximately 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be at the Village Hall Chambers, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street in Palmetto Bay.

New poles… FPL is replacing and upgrading existing transmission powerline poles through April to the end of May in the area from SW 67 Avenue west to SW 82 Avenue, and from SW 124 Street south to SW 148 Street.

The new poles are designed to be more “stormresilient” to better withstand Florida’s strong winds and extreme weather. While work is in progress there may be brief power interruptions, but most work will be performed on weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Portions of some roadways may be blocked periodically, but access to all neighborhoods will be maintained. Questions? Call 1-800-693-3267, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and refer to the “Cutler Galloway Pole Replacement” project.

Thought for the Day: Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Winston Churchill

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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Michael Miller
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