To Our Readers,
Councilmember Peggy Bell recently distributed a “town” newsletter in which she copied and pasted many items from our website. We wanted to ensure that our readers understand that it was Councilmember Bell who took this information from us, without our permission, not the other way around. For those who have asked, “no” Councilmember Bell has not contacted us to offer an apology, an excuse or explanation.
Grand Re-Opening of Old Cutler Road
Thursday, March 6th, 2pm – 4pm. The Town of Cutler Bay will be holding a grand re-opening of Old Cutler Road. The event takes place at Health South located at 20601 Old Cutler Road. For more information, see the flyer.
Cult Film Movie Night
Friday, March 7th. The movie begins at 8pm, happy hour begins at 6:30pm. Pinecrest Gardens presents “The Birdcage” (R). Come early to enjoy a stroll through the gardens or a glass of wine. For more information, visit pinecrest-fl.gov. Pinecrest Gardens is located at 11000 Red Road.
Fairchild Garden's 11th Annual International Orchid Festival
March 7th-9th, from 9:30am – 4:30pm. This event features more than 10,000 orchids, walking tours, workshops, great food and entertainment. Fairchild Garden is located at 10901 Old Cutler Road. For more information, visit fairchildgarden.org.
Fine Beverage, Chocolate and Food Show
March 8th, 10am to 6pm and March 9th from 10am to 5pm. Enjoy a day of fine chocolates, and cheese paired with beer, wine and spirits. Watch liver cooking and chocolate making demonstrations, along with rap music, and over 80 vendors. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. The event takes place at Pinecrest Gardens located at 11000 Red Road, in Pinecrest. For more information, visit pinecrest-fl.gov.
Pocket Flag Project For Military Personnel Going Overseas
March 16th, from 1 - 4pm. Scout Peter Rodriguez is giving overseas troops a piece of home to take with them. He purchased 900 pocket flags and is asking for help folding the flags and writing personal notes to accompany them. The project is Sunday, March 16, 1 to 4 pm, at the American Legion Post, 16401 SW 90 Avenue, Palmetto Bay. Questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The above information was written and sent to us by Cutler Bay resident, Hannah Keime.
Cutler Bay Senior Games
March 17th through March 22nd. Adults 50 and over are invited to compete in a variety of fun events including archery, basketball, bowling, tennis, pickle ball and many others. Registration for the games is required. Competition winners may go on to participate in the state games. For more information, see the following flyers. Senior Games Flyer, Registration Form, Rules and Schedule. Find out more about Pickleball by visiting pickleball.com.
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.
Miami-Dade Seasonal Job Applications Being Accepted
Now through March 23. Miami-Dade Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting applications for their summer staffing needs. Summer jobs include pool managers and lifeguards, park service aides, and recreation leaders. For more information, visit miamidade.gov/parks.
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 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, February 19th, 7pm. The meetings take place at Cutler Bay Town Hall, located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. You can read the agenda online 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.
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 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.
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