Holiday cheer and special events for Cutler Bay residents…

Holiday cheer and special events for Cutler Bay residents…
Mayor Karyn Cunningham in the Miracle on 136th Street Holiday Parade.

2019 State of the Town Address… Join Mayor Tim Meerbott at the 2019 Cutler Bay State of the Town Address on Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Council Chambers, located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. A reception will follow in the Penthouse. Please RSVP to or call 305-234-4262, Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Celebration – The South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) is hosting their annual Winter Holiday Celebration on Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. This event is FREE, and you can visit and take pictures with Santa, create holiday crafts, and enjoy food vendors and signature holiday drinks for adults and kids! A movie will be shown on the Concert Lawn: The Grinch. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. No outside food or drink permitted. For more information, contact SMDCAC at 786-573-5300.

KUDOS to the Town of Cutler Bay’s manager and staff on this one! We hear that for the fifth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has presented the Town of Cutler Bay with the “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget. “This achievement reflects the Town’s ongoing commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting,” say town officials. The GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program is the only national awards program in governmental budgeting. The Town has received this distinguished award every year since the first fiscal year in which the Town participated in this awards program—Fiscal Year 2014-15 budget.

Rotary Club Meeting – It will take place on Tuesday, December 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Ludovici Park in the Edward & Arlene Feller Community Room. It’s located at 17641 Old Cutler Road, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157.

Special event December 13, 7:30 p.m. at the Deering Estate! The 3rd Annual Mistletoe & Martinis event at the Deering Estate will recreate the glory of Christmas past, replete with the sights, sounds, aromas and decorations from that era. Guests will enjoy festive music, flavorful samplings of martinis, and lavish hors d’oeuvres and desserts from some of South Florida’s finest restaurants and caterers. Mistletoe & Martinis brings together friends, neighbors and donors for a special evening of holiday cheer, celebration and giving. Guests will mix and mingle while strolling through the historic homes and magnificent grounds, which will be transformed into a wondrous Festival of Trees gloriously lit up and fully adorned for the holidays. The holiday décor will be designed by some of South Florida’s top interior designers, led by Alfredo Brito, the Deering Estate’s Designer in Residence. Located at 16701 SW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33157. Cost is $100 for members and $125 for non-members. All proceeds benefit The Deering Estate Foundation. For tickets go to

Thought of the Day:
Hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality. – Jonas Salk

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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