My Dear Residents,
On January 18th and 19th your City Commission, including myself, traveled to Tallahassee.
It was an exciting time attending Broward Days advocating for the diverse needs and concerns of the residents of Miramar. Broward Days conducts local workshops, hosts events and discussions with state and local leaders and coordinates an annual multi-day forum in the state capitol. My main project included the Country Club Ranches Water-Main expansion.
The month of February is dedicated as Black History Month and here at the City of Miramar we proudly celebrated the achievements of African-Americans, recognizing their central role in US History. As the month came to an exciting close, on Monday February 28th, ASHE brought the house down with an electrifying sold-out performance of “Celebrating Garvey & Reggae”. Marcus Garvey was a Jamaican-born Black nationalist and leader of the Pan-Africanism movement, which sought to unify and connect people of African descent worldwide.
ASHE’s energetic and poignant portrayal of Marcus Garvey in their Broadway-styled musical rendition was well received by the full-house at the Miramar Cultural Center. Awards were given to some of our very own Miramar residents such as Ky-Mani Marley, son of the famous Bob Marley, and Michael Dawson. Other awardees were Dale Holness, former Mayor of Broward County, Jean Garvey, daughter-in-law of Marcus Garvey, Geoffrey Philps, I Jabulani Tafari, Priest Douglas Smith, Andy Ballentine and Norman “Humble Lion” Lawrence and Anthony B, popular Reggae Artiste. All have made vast contributions in keeping the culture and legacy of our Black History alive.
The audience was in for a treat when Ky-Mani Marley did one of his father’s songs, “Don’t Worry About a Thing”, as he collected his award. And if that wasn’t enough of a surprise, they were once again thrilled as Crooner Bunny Rose joined by the Consul General of Jamaica, Miami, The Honorable Oliver Mair, both did a dazzling rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “My Way”. Just before ASHE returned to the stage for their grand finale, Anthony B, once again had the crowd in throes of excitement as they sang along with him while he showcased his signature dance moves, no doubt making this event one of the best-ever to be seen at the Miramar Cultural Center.
On April 16th, families are invited to our Easter Eggstravganza 2022! I am awaiting the blurb for this event .
I would like to wish all a healthy, holy and happy Easter 2022.