It’s time again for summer camp in the village

Ready, kids? Palmetto Bay’s official village run Summer Camp program starts again this year on June 10, so if you have kids who will have time on their hands during the summer, now is the time to look into the summer camp program and register before the available spaces fill up. It’s an 8-week session, professionally supervised by trained counselors, with lots of activities at area parks and interesting field trips, too. The village has been running it for a number of years now and the program has been very popular. Kids can participate for only one week or all eight, or any number in between. For more information, call 305-259-1234, or visit the official village website at

Serving up tennis, too! June 10 is also the start of the village’s Tennis Camp, which is a 10-week session. So parents, if you have hopeful young tennis stars ages five to 17, or youngsters just looking for something different to do over the summer, you and they may be interested in the Tennis Summer Camp put on by the village’s Parks & Recreation Department. It’s operated at the Tennis Center at Coral Reef Park, 7895 SW 152 Street, and the program is run by USPTAPTR professionals Lee Pettis and Kara Borromeo, Monday to Friday, June through August. There are beginner to intermediate levels.

“People can register online or here at Coral Reef Park,” said Borromeo. For information call 305-259-1234 or visit

Celebrations of note: Former Village Councilman Ed Feller’s birthday was May 13. Former Vice Mayor Linda Robinson’s birthday is May 19th. Former Mayor Eugene Flinn and his wife Alexandra are celebrating their wedding anniversary on May 23rd. Corrice Patterson, director of the village’s Public Works Department, has a birthday coming up on June 5th. Best wishes to all! (And if we missed anyone, it’s only because we don’t have your birthday or other special day on file.)

Free Trees! As part of the village’s Earth Week program they made available to residents a free tree at Ludovici Park on April 27. Well, they still have some left, in fact as of this writing they have 40 Paradise Trees, 28 Mahogany Trees and 30 Royal Poinciana trees, all “3-gallon size,” so if you could use a tree for your yard call the Village’s Public Works Dept. now for more information: 305-969-5011.

Attention COW fans… On Wednesday, May 15th at 7 p.m. there will be a Committee of the Whole Workshop. As usual, the meeting will be held in the Village Hall Chambers, 9705 East Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157.

Got pets? If you do and you’re planning a move, or even travel with them, you may want to check out this website we heard about. TripsWithPets has an online publication called Pets On-the-Move: A Moving Guide for Pets. It’s “designed to be a one-stop shop for moving families to get all the information they need to make sure their furry friends are cared for, happy, and safe every step of the way to their new home.” To learn more visit,

Thought of the Day:

Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder

— President George Washington

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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Michael Miller
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