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Town of Cutler Bay, Florida News and Events

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HEADLINES

  • April 18th: Cult Film Movie Night
  • April 19th: Easter Egg Hunt at Cutler Ridge Park
  • April 20th: Easter Brunch at Fairchild Garden

  • New Road Closures For Caribbean Blvd
  • Charter School Approved At Franjo Road near US-1
  • Publix Purchases Potato Field on Old Cutler Rd
  • Election 2014: Art Nanni and Roger Coriat Running For Office

LOCAL EVENTS

Cult Film Movie Night

April 18th, movie begins at 8pm, happy hour begins at 6:30. Pinecrest Gardens presents "National Lampoon's Animal House" (R). Come early to enjoy a stroll through the gardens or a glass of wine. General admission is $5.00. For more information, visit pinecrestgardens.com. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 Red Road, in Pinecrest.

Bunny Palooza

Friday, April 18th through Sunday April 20th. The Mami Seaquarium presents a day of continuous egg hunts, an Easter parade, rides, slides, bounce houses, dolphin shows, and of course, Mr. Easter Bunny himself. Find out more by visiting their website at miamiseaquarium.com.

Easter Egg Hunt at Cutler Ridge Park

Saturday, April 19th, 10am. Kids 9 and under are invited join the fun of hunting for eggs, including special eggs for special prizes. There will be a bounce house, music with Ivan The DJ., and The Miami Balloon Guy. For the first 100 children, a framed 4x6 picture with the Easter Bunny himself. Parents are free to bring a camera and take a picture of their child with the Easter Bunny at no cost. Cutler Ridge park is located at10100 SW 200th Street. See the flyer for more information.

Spring Egg-travaganza

Saturday, April 19th, from 10am to noon. Free Candy for the kids along with a chance to select a lucky egg worth $100 in cash. Kids can also get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own basket. It all takes place at the Old Cutler Towne Center, 20425 Old Cutler Road. Visit their website at oldcutlertownecenter.com.

The Great Egg Safari at Zoo Miami

Saturday, April 19th and Sunday April 20th, 11am to 4pm. Kids 12 and under will have a great time at Zoo Miami, with continuous “egg safaris” activities and Mr. Easter Bunny himself. See their flyer for more information.

Visit With The Easter Bunny At Southland Mall

April 5-19th. The Easter Bunny takes Center Court at Southland Mall. It's the perfect opportunity for kids to get their picture taken. Go to mysouthlandmall.com for hours and information on other April events.

Easter Brunch at Fairchild Garden

Sunday, April 20th, 10:30 to 2:30. Celebrate Easter Morning with a special Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet. Delicious food, and the Easter Bunny too. See the flyer for buffet menu and price information. For reservations and additional information, visit fairchildgarden.org.

Bike-B-Que

Saturday, April 26th, registration begins at 10:30am. The Town of Cutler Bay and the Village of Palmetto Bay celebrate Earth Week with a 10 mile escorted bike ride and barbeque. There will be free helmets and free food for participants. The event begins and ends at Lakes by the Bay Park, 8551 SW 216th Street. For a map to the park, visit our parks page. See the flyer for more information about the event.



COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

New Road Closures For Caribbean Blvd

Beginning April 17th, construction on Caribbean Blvd. will expand to include additional work areas. Caribbean Blvd will be closed to traffic from Bluewater Road to Holiday Road, with traffic being diverted onto Dominican Drive. See the map for more information.

Charter School Approved At Franjo Road near US-1, Palmetto Bay

According to this Miami Herald article, the Palmetto Bay Council approved a charter school to be built on vacant property on Franjo Road and 180th Street (map). The school will serve up to 1,400 pre-K through 12th grade students and is part of a larger project that will include 80 residential units, a 353 space parking garage, and a commercial complex. The Miami Herald also reports that the school will be a part of the Somerset Academy franchise, managed by a company called Academica. Our State Representative, Erik Fresen, sponsored the legislation that limits the control that municipalities have over charter schools. Fresen works for a firm that has designed several charter schools for Academica, and his sister and brother-in-law run Academica.

Publix Purchases Potato Field

Residents may remember the town council last year approved a new shopping center on property owned by GFC Investments and known commonly as the potato field (Old Cutler Road at Marlin).The project, which included a Publix supermarket, has been delayed due to pending lawsuits. Publix has now paid $11.3 million to buy most of the land. For more information, visit bizjournals.com.

Put Limits On The MDX's Ability To Increase Tolls

The Miami Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is a non-elected board who has been given the authority to raise tolls and issue bonds. Please sign this petition asking the Florida Legislature to hear House Bill 353 and Senate Bill 772, limiting their authority. House Bill 353 information and text. Senate Bill 772 information and text.

Cutler Bay / Palmetto Bay Coastal Wetlands Rehabilitation Update

In 2006 residents and town officials in Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay began advocating for the preservation of local coastal wetlands. These efforts resulted in the 2010 purchase of 129 acres of wetlands, located at SW 184th ST and Old Cutler RD, by the South FLorida Water Management District. Thanks to a $75,000 grant obtained by The Institute for Regional Conservation and National Park Service, the process of restoring several local properties will soon begin. Read more about the grant and how you can become a part of the restoration effort by visiting livablecutler.blogspot.com. You can also see the presentation that was given at the January Cutler Bay Town Council meeting.



CUTLER BAY GOVERNMENT

Cutler Bay Government Information

For more information about the town's charter, agendas, ordinances, how to contact town officials, the town's website, and more, visit our Cutler Bay Government page.

Town Council Meeting and Agenda

Wednesday, April 16th, 7pm. The meetings take place at Cutler Bay Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. You can read the agenda when available at cutlerbay.legistar.com.

Cutler Bay Elections 2014 – So Far, Two Residents Running For Cutler Bay Council

With the Mayor not seeking re-election, Arthur Nanni Jr. has declared his intent to run for Mayor of Cutler Bay. Mr. Nanni is a retired police detective presently working as a realtor for Choice One.

Roger Coriat is running for the District 3 council seat which will be without an incumbent in November due to term limits. Mr. Coriat is a social studies teacher at John A. Ferguson High School and an adjunct instructor at Miami-Dade College.

The election takes place on November 4th for the Offices of the Mayor, District 1 and District 3. Residents considering running for office should visit the town's election website cutlerbay-fl.gov/elections or contact the town clerk for more information. The qualifying period is from July 25th - August 8th, but residents can start their campaigns now. See the map of council districts and a breakdown of salary and benefits that the council receives.



MISCELLANEOUS LINKS OF INTEREST

Cutler Bay Mini-Bus- Now Operating 5 Days a Week

The Cutler Bay Mini-Bus is in service weekdays from 8:30 am until 5:35 pm. Fare to ride is just 25 cents. See the flyer for route information.

Watering Schedule

Watering is not allowed between 10am and 4pm. Odd-numbered street address may water on Wednesdays and/or Saturdays, even numbered addresses Thursdays and/or Sundays. For more information, visit miamidade.gov/waterconservation.

Events At The South Dade Cultural Arts Center

For Ticket / Event information for the South Dade Cultural Arts Center, visit smdcac.org/shows.

Find The Cheapest Local Gas Prices

Visit these websites to compare local gas prices GasBuddy.com autos.msn.com.

Cutler Bay 2010 Census Information

Find Traffic Hot Spots

Movies At Southland Mall Regal Cinemas



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