Various contests and Turkey Day wrap up this month

Various contests and Turkey Day wrap up this month
Various contests and Turkey Day wrap up this month
The crew at Moe’s Southwest Grill in Cutler Bay.

The runoff election for the position of Vice Mayor of the Village of Palmetto Bay is Tuesday November 22, so if you read this in time, be sure and vote. Incumbent John DuBois is facing challenger Erica Watts in a contest that has generated a lot of campaigning emails from various parties.

Speaking of Palmetto Bay, students and teachers are asked to participate in the village’s First Responders Appreciation Day Poster Contest (kindergarten to 1st grade) and the Poem Contest (2nd and 3rd grade). All submissions must be ready for pickup by village staff at the school office on Tuesday, Nov. 29 by 12 noon. The top two entries from each school will be judged by the mayor and councilmembers. Winners will be announced by Monday, Dec. 5 and will receive an ice cream party for his/her class on a date of choosing by the school’s principal.

Mark this on your calendar! The Village of Palmetto Bay’s next Regular Council Meeting will be on Monday, December 5 at 7:00 p.m., following a formal Swearing-in Ceremony of newly elected or re-elected councilmembers. The meeting will be held in the usual place, Village Hall Chambers, located at 9705 E. Hibiscus Street in Palmetto Bay.

Please note… all municipal offices will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 24th, and on November 25 (don’t forget all those “Black Friday” sales!). The next Regular Council Meeting in Cutler Bay will be on December 14th at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Cutler Bay Council Chambers, 10720 Caribbean Blvd.

Those who like Mexican style food will be glad to hear that a new Moe’s Southwest Grill has opened in Cutler Bay at El Dorado Plaza, 19270 S. Dixie Highway on Thursday, November 10. Part of the Southwest Fast-Casual chain, the franchise owned and operated by Brad Chasteen, who has been with Moe’s for more than 15 years, gave away free burritos for a year to the first 50 guests, and the day before treated all Cutler Bay city employees and first responders to a free VIP lunch and all Cutler Bay area teachers to a free VIP dinner that evening.

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Cutler Bay will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Brad Chasteen. “We look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

Each meal is created-to-order with ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole. Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guests’ unique tastes and lifestyle. “And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.”

Moe’s in Cutler Bay will be open every day Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information guests may call 305-251-3001, visit or

Thought of the Day:
You are not a failure until you start blaming others for your mistakes. – John Wooden

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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