Special events to wrap up the month of May…

Miami's Community Newspapers

Have breakfast with Congresswoman Shalala… Miami’s Community Newspapers invites you for Coffee & Pastelitos with our Congresswoman Donna Shalala on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. It’s at CASACUBA, 5859 SW 73rd St., South Miami, FL 33143. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Maria@cnews.net promptly.

All honors due to Fire Chief Dave Downey Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station 50 in Palmetto Bay. Chief Downey is retiring after 37 years in the fire service and 31 years with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and after being a Miami-Dade Fire Rescue fire chief for the last six years. By the time you read this Chief Downey will have participated in the Transfer of Command Ceremony at the Doral Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Headquarters on May 17. Congratulations, Chief Downey, and thank you for all those years of service to the community.

Cutler Bay is looking for a Community Development Director. The Community Development Director is responsible for the supervision, administration, and coordination of the daily administrative operations of the Building & Code Compliance Manager who is responsible for the effective management of building, permitting and code compliance. The Director is dully responsible for planning and zoning, including contracted or outsourced building trade inspectors, building plans reviewers, permit clerks, plans processing clerk, and other administrative personnel, as assigned. Additionally, complex technical work in connection with the Department including the Comprehensive Growth Management Plan, Land Use Regulations and other codes as they relate to land use. To apply go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/townofcutlerbay

With Memorial Day coming up on Monday, May 27 don’t forget that municipal offices will be closed. Let’s also try to remember that Memorial Day is not really about grilling burgers and hot dogs on the beach or in the back yard, it’s about remembering our military men and women who died in the service of their country in wars past and present.

Memorial Day Celebration… the first annual “Palmetto Bay at Deering Memorial Day Celebration” will take place on Saturday May 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to honor, remember and celebrate those who gave their lives for our freedom. Where? At the Deering Estate, 16701 SW 72nd Avenue. Palmetto Bay residents, veterans and active duty military personnel will be able to enjoy the festivities at the historic venue free of charge. We hear that the day will feature a military parade including the St. Andrews Pipe and Drums and the Miami Palmetto Senior High School Marching Band. There will also be performances by local talent, a DJ, kids’ activities, house tours and kayak and nature hikes. The featured act of the afternoon is the Hal Roland Jazz Band.

Special “On the Bay” Adventures will be available for purchase the day of the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn blankets and chairs. Palmetto Bay residents will be required to show proof of residency. Tickets for non-residents will be for sale for $7/adults and children. All proceeds benefit the Deering Estate Foundation, supporting conservation, culture and community.

American Legion Post 133 will have a Memorial Day ceremony at 16401 SW 90th Ave, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157. Call 305-253-2208 for information.

Boy Scout Troop 418 will participate in the Memorial Day ceremony at American Legion Post 43 in Homestead.

Thought of the Day:
If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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