“Super Fair…” HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Miami will host a Super Community Fair in Cutler Bay on Saturday September 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Billed as a great event for the whole family, the fair will feature healthy activities like chair massages, magnet therapy for weight loss; kids activities such as superhero appearances, bounce house, face painting, arts & crafts workshops, popcorn and cotton candy; screenings for glucose, cholesterol, bone density, balance, blood pressure and fat analysis; informational booths, demonstrations and more. There’ll be live music and local school performances, food trucks, raffles and many giveaways. The fair will take place at 20601 Old Cutler Road. Got questions? Call 305-259-6494.
Mark this on your calendar… Mayor Peggy R. Bell will host a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, September 22, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the town’s Council Chamber, Suite 115, 10720 Caribbean Blvd. Information will be provided about how Florida City Gas is working to maintain a safe and reliable natural gas pipeline infrastructure by replacing old deteriorated gas lines and installing new service gas lines in compliance with the Florida Public Service Commission requirement. The Town Hall Meeting will provide an open discussion between residents and Florida City Gas representatives. For more information, please call the Town’s Public Works Department at 305-234-4262 or visit the town’s website at: www.cutlerbay-fl.gov
They did it again… the Government Finance Officers Associations of the United States and Canada (GFOA) officially announced that the Town of Cutler Bay has once again received its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Fiscal Year 2015-16 budget. The award represents a significant achievement by the Town. It reflects the Town’s ongoing commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.
“The Town Manager, Rafael G. Casals, his staff, and our Finance Director Robert Daddario deserve our highest praise and appreciation for their due diligence in producing this very important budget presentation,” said Mayor Peggy Bell. “It represents the commitment the Town initially made upon incorporation in 2005 and has continually done to ensure the residents that their tax money will be used carefully. This GFOA award assures residents and business owners that the Town will continue to carefully manage our financial affairs, and continue our transparency efforts to assure our future viability.”
Promoting Cutler Bay… We hear that Town Manager Rafael G. Casals attended the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Conference at the Orange Convention Center in Orlando on August 21-23. This is the first year the Town Manager has attended the conference and his goal was to bring attention and focus on development opportunities for Cutler Bay. The ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry with more than 70,000 members internationally. “The ICSC Conference was a wonderful opportunity for me to meet with a variety of National Retail Chains, Developers, and Restaurants in an effort to increase economic development by highlighting our Town’s unique features.” Stated Town Manager Rafael G. Casals. Private screening of documentary film “Gleason” to benefit Miami’s ALS recovery fund. We’re told that the Miami-based ALS Recovery Fund will have a private screening of “Gleason,” the inspirational documentary chronicling the life of Steve Gleason, a former NFL star who was diagnosed with ALS at age 34 and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expanded to chronicle Steve’s determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition. Proceeds benefit the ALS Recovery Fund, a charitable 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization built on volunteers who are committed to creating public awareness, promoting research and education, and raising funds for patient care and research in order to find a cure for this life threatening disease. It’s at the AMC Sunset Place 24, 5701 Sunset Drive, on Tuesday, September 27, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door. Limited seating.
Yum! We hear that the Village of Palmetto Bay will be hosting the first “Taste of Palmetto Bay” event at Village Hall On Saturday, Oct. 1 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Planners tell us that the “Taste of Palmetto Bay” will provide a glimpse into Palmetto Bay’s potential downtown, giving guests the opportunity to savor new foods, enjoy music and explore new works of art in the company of friends and neighbors, within an environment simulating a typical downtown Main Street. The idea is to expose the community to the benefits of a walkable-livable downtown and share information about the future plan. With the Downtown Redevelopment Task Force, Palmetto Bay has initiated the planning of its future downtown to create a live, work, play downtown area in the village, with restaurants, retail, office and residential developments. Village staff organizing the event also hope that more interested restaurant owners will join those taking part in the “Taste of Palmetto Bay” as a way of introducing their food and restaurants to potential new customers to increase their exposure and customer base in this area. Participating restaurants will be acknowledged in all marketing materials for the event and showcased in future editions of its e-news, which currently circulates to more than 1,500 subscribers. To obtain the registration form, please email email@example.com and return it to staff no later than Tuesday, Sept. 20. The completed form and documents may be sent via fax to 305-259-1290 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sounds like a great, fun event! Who doesn’t like to eat?
Construction Delay… We’re told that construction for the entrance to Palmer Trinity School located on SW 184 Street has been delayed and it will not be in use until January 2017. In the meantime, everyone is advised to continue using the entrance on SW 176 Street.