Local meeting has some topics of interest for residents

We hear from Steve Zarzecki that the Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will have their next meeting on Wednesday, January 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. As before, it will be at the Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church, located at 20740 Old Cutler Road in Cutler Bay.

Normally the meets take place on the first Tuesday of every month, but since that’s New Year’s day and most folks will be focused on parades and football games (and perhaps hang-over remedies) the meeting is instead on Wednesday the 2nd.

“The Concerned Citizens are pleased to host two guest speakers in January,” Steve tells us. “First, Tia Diaz-Balart will discuss the SEED Foundation, a school hoping to locate on the old Baypoint School property on 87th Avenue. Then, Kathy Mulkern from the Old Cutler Towne Center will present plans for renovation of the shopping center on Old Cutler Road, including the Publix Supermarket.”

We’re told that videos of the meeting will be available for viewing later at <www.cutlerbay.net>.

For more information you should call Steve Zarzecki at 305-255-4351.

Are you young and want to get involved in local government? The town has announced that members are wanted for the Youth Council Committee. “The town of Cutler Bay Town Council is seeking 10 school students residing in Cutler Bay to be appointed by the town council to serve on the town’s first Youth Council Committee. The youth council created by town resolution 12-63, will advise and make appropriate recommendations to the Town Council regarding issues of special interest to youths.”

Interested resident students are asked to please provide a resume, a list of qualifications, or other relevant information to the Office of the Town Clerk by Friday, January 4, 2013.

Inquiries may be directed Town Clerk Debra E. Eastman at 305-234-4262 or in person at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Cutler Bay.

On the road again… No, we’re not talking about the Willy Nelson song, but about the Old Cutler Road Detours that are still in effect as work continues. Until sometime in January, 2013, right turns only (going Southbound) will be allowed at the intersection of Marlin Road and Old Cutler Road. There’s also a detour 87th Ave and Old Cutler Road

November, 2012 through February, 2013. Traffic on 87th Avenue between Old Cutler Road and SW 208th will be limited to local traffic only. For more information visit the town’s website for maps.

Since our deadline for this issue fell a day or so before December 21 we can’t comment on that whole “Mayan Doomsday” thing, at least from a results standpoint, but if you’re reading this during Christmas week when the papers come out, then obviously we’re all still here. And although not many folks took it seriously anyway, it should be pointed out that the Mayans never did actually predict the end of the world on that date. Their long-view millennial calendar just happened to cycle on that date and a number of enterprising folks (some of them likely the same ones who wrote books about the projected calamities of the “Y2K” effect on computers, which also turned out to be nonsense) decided to make money by exploiting people’s fears. Anything to make a buck! Best holiday wishes from all of us here at Miami’s Community Newspapers, and may the coming year be a better one for everyone!

Thought of the Day:

The highest result of education is tolerance.

— Helen Keller

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

Got any tips? Contact me at 305-669- 7355, ext. 249, or send emails to Michael@communitynewspapers.com

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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 michael@communitynewspapers.com

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