Getting closer to ‘Taste of the Bay’ …yum!

By Michael Miller….

Michael Miller

Cutler Bay residents who like food and fun will want to mark this on their calendar, the town’s first annual Taste of the Bay event is on Sunday, May 15, located at 18001 Old Cutler Road. Put on by the Cutler Bay Business Association at the beautiful Palmetto Bay Village Center, 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?

For more info visit their website: or send an email to or call Cyndi Rogg at 305-815-1536. Afew vendor spaces may still be available.

Speaking of the Cutler Bay Business Association, they held their latest monthly meeting last Thursday, April 14, and their guest speaker was Scott Dunn, MBA. Dunn is a SCORE Counselor and Consumer Protection Enforcement Officer at Miami-Dade County Consumer Services Department with extensive supervisory and management experience. SCORE (Service Core Of Retired Executives) is a great organization that has programs to help small businesses start up and have a better chance of success. And the CBBA is a great group to join if you have a business, large or small, and want to network in the community. Call Cyndi Rogg at 305-609-1096 or email her at

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 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: php., 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, 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 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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Michael Miller
Michael co-owns Community Newspapers with his brother Grant and serves as Executive Editor of the group of newspapers. He enjoys writing about local politics and area businesses. Michael can be reached at

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