Eric Tullberg, a long-time resident, bicycle enthusiast and activist, was honored by the Village at an award luncheon last Wednesday, April 13. Recognizing his volunteerism over the years, the event was sponsored by Chamber South. Congrats to a well-deserving guy!
Calendar time: the next Palmetto Bay Regular Council Meeting will take place on Monday, May 2, at the Village Hall Chambers, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street. As usual, it’s set to start at 7 p.m. Then a week later, there’s a Zoning Hearing on Monday, May 9, at the same place and time. On the docket are four different applications for variances on home construction or additions, or setback requirements relating to sheds.
Not ready for prime time? Maybe not yet, but things are in motion and we’ll soon have more to report about televised council meetings in Palmetto Bay. There are a variety of options — public access TV— streaming videos online—maybe even direct to your iPhone.
Fans of food and fun will want to mark this on their calendar, the first annual Taste of the Bay event is on Sunday, May 15, located at the beautiful Palmetto Bay Village Center, 18001 Old Cutler Road. Put on by the Cutler Bay Business Association, organizers promise an event “fun for the whole family,” with more than 20 local restaurants offering a variety of great food as well as live music and entertainment, a classic car show, arts and crafts, a kid’s petting zoo and pony rides, a county-wide school art contest and a children’s play area. There’ll be lots of prizes and giveaways, too. Entry is just $5.00 for adults, and children 12 and under are free, so what’s not to like?
Alexx Calise, the local South Florida rocker gal who was featured in a Community Newspaper story a couple of years ago, is currently getting gigs out in the Los Angeles area and she let us know that her new album, “In Avanti,” will be officially available on Amazon.com in mp3 format for downloads on May 3, and soon after on CD’s. Check it out.
A creative approach to advertising that may help some homeowners having trouble making their mortgage payments is being offered by Adzookie, a free smartphone advertising company, that’s hoping to spread the word. “We’re looking for houses to paint. In fact, paint is an understatement. We’re looking for homes to turn into billboards. In exchange, we’ll pay your mortgage every month for as long as your house remains painted.” You must own your home (not rented or leased) and be a U.S. resident. They had 1,000 applications within a few days of launching the campaign, and by now it may be more than 12,000. There are hundreds from Florida. Obviously, they can’t select everybody’s home who applies, but if you want to learn more, visit their website: http://www.adzookie.com/paintmyhouse.php.
ClickTodaysDeal.com, an online coupon service with a specific focus on Miami-Dade County, launches this month, offering better great discounts to targeted businesses and services in your own neighborhood community. During its first month, ClickTodaysDeal.com will be running weekly raffles on its registration site for amazing prices such as $100 Restaurant Gift Cards, iPod Nano 8GB Silver and a iPad 2 16GB with Wi-Fi; so register today for a chance to win. Simply go to www.Click2TodaysDeal.com/ and sign up and you’ll be registered for the raffles, as well as, receiving daily eCoupons.
Thought for the Day:
Think like a man of action, and act like a man of thought.
— Henri Bergson
Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.
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