Village News


NOV 24 - Vinyasa Yoga: Buy tickets (at CRP) for Ludovici Park's Vinyasa Yoga, 7 pm.
NOV 25 - Tennis Camp: “No-School Day” camp at Coral Reef Park with flexible hours
NOV 26 - Thanksgiving Holiday: Village Offices are closed; Parks operating on holiday hours.
NOV 27 - Thanksgiving Holiday: Village Offices are closed; Parks operating on holiday hours.
NOV 30 - Mommy & Me Yoga: Buy tickets (at CRP) for Ludovici Park's Mommy & Me Yoga, 9 am.
NOV 30 - Story-Time Yoga: Buy tickets (at CRP) for Ludovici Park's Storytime Yoga, 2:15 pm.
DEC 01 - Mommy & Me Art: Buy tickets (at CRP) for Ludovici Park's Mommy & Me Art, 9 am.
DEC 01 - Free Meditation: Fee-free Meditation session, 7 pm at Ludovici Park.
DEC 02 - Education Board: Attend Education Advisory Board Meeting, Village Hall, 6:30 pm
DEC 03 - Silver Chair Yoga: A more gentle form of yoga, Ludovici Park, 11 am
DEC 05 - Downtown Celebration: Inaugural Holiday Lighting Celebration, Village Hall, 5-9 pm.
DEC 06 - Yoga by the Bay: Sunday morning yoga program at Thalatta Estate, 9:30 am
DEC 07 - Council Meeting: December Council Meeting/LPA, Village Hall, 7 pm
DEC 08 - Charter Revision: Village Charter Revision Commission, Village Hall, 7 pm
DEC 09 - Town Hall: Parks & Downtown Redevelopment forum, Village Hall, 5 pm
DEC 09 - Community Outreach: Community Outreach Advisory, Village Hall, 7:30 pm
DEC 12 - Holiday by Bay: Annual Holiday-by-the-Bay celebration, Ludovici Park, 3-7 pm.
DEC 14 - Zoning Hearing: Monthly Zoning Public Hearing, Village Hall, 7 pm
NOV Calendar


Crime & Incidents: Get caught up on local Crime & Incident Reports, posted each Wednesday by the Village Policing Unit webpage for your review. NOV 16, 2015

Speed Humps Delayed: Installation of the Village's first-ever traffic speed humps is delayed until a future date in December. Read more. NOV 20, 2015

Yoga Sessions: Be sure to purchase your tickets first at Coral Reef Park Tennis Center for all our Yoga sessions this week. NOV 14, 2015

Garage Sales: View this week's short list of registered garage sales in Palmetto Bay -- also peruse Judy's latest garage sales shopping tip before heading out this weekend. NOV 12, 2015

Mourning Paris Victims: Village mourns victims in Paris terror attack, as Governor Scott directs flags to be flown at half staff. NOV 16, 2015

Village News Archive

Closed Intersection: The intersection of 152nd St. and 82nd Ave. is closed until 2 p.m. today due to continued drainage work there. NOV 16, 2015

COW & Special Meeting: Tune in for on-demand coverage of the Nov. 18 combined Special Council Meeting & Committee of the Whole meeting. NOV 18, 2015

Traffic Town Hall: Thanks for sharing your input at the Nov. 18 Town Hall Meeting on neighborhood traffic issues facing our Village. NOV 18, 2015

Zoning Hearing Coverage: View Monday's Zoning Hearing on-demand from our Streaming Media & Archive page. NOV 16, 2015

Concert Cancelled: The Florida Rock Stars "Food & Rock Festival" at Ludovici Park was cancelled Nov. 14 due to inclement weather. NOV 14, 2015

DARE Fair: Thanks for attending Saturday's Arts & Crafts Fair in support of the Village Policing Unit's DARE at Coral Reef Park. NOV 14, 2015

Weekly e-News ... With so many activities to chose from, the latest edition of "Your Village at Work" makes it easier to decide. NOV 09, 2015

Sewer Break Repair ... Restoration of SW 77th Ave. following the recent sewer break is now complete and the roadway is open. NOV 9, 2015

Color Run: Runners, take your mark ... at 3pm today (Nov. 7) ... at starting line for the Palmetto Bay Twilight Color Run. NOV. 7, 2015

CRP Clean-Up: Join your Village Council, teachers, and students Nov. 7 for a Pine Rockland Clean Up at Coral Reef Park, 8-11 am. NOV 7, 2015

Outreach Committee: Community Outreach Committee met Nov. 5. Advisory Board activity reports are typically presented at Regular Council Meetings, the first Monday of each month, NOV 4, 2015

Council Meeting: View on-demand coverage of Monday's LPA/Regular Council Meeting or watch it daily at 1 and 7 pm on WBAY. NOV 2, 2015

Check Register: Take a look through the books by reviewing the Village check register now... Government transparency in action. NOV 1, 2015

Youth Committee: Council Youth Advisory Board is formed with Village Council mandate to engage young people in local government. OCT 26, 2015

County Workshop ... County Public Works conducted a traffic calming workshop on how to request street lights, traffic control devices, signals. NOV 2, 2015

Halloween Night ... Thanks for joining us for a frightfully fun Date Night, at Thalatta Estate's "Costumes & Cocktails" event Oct. 31. OCT 31, 2015

Commander Honored: Congresswoman Ros Lehtinen recognizes retired Police Commander Gregory Truitt on House floor. OCT 22, 2015

Federal Lobbying: Village Council, staff visit Nation's Capital to meet Congressional Delegation and attend conference OCT 20, 2015

Halloween Movie Night... it was a scary fun time for the entire family at Coral Reef Park, Oct. 30, with Trick-or-Treating and a showing of "Book of Life." OCT 30, 2015

State of the Village ... Thank you for joining us at Mayor Flinn's State of the Village Address, a true celebration of "community." OCT 14, 2015

Speed Humps ... Fast track your application for a Temporary Speed Hump by navigating over to Public Works now. SEP. 16, 2015

Adopted Budget ... Village Manager Edward Silva releases 2015-16 Adopted Operating and Capital Budget for your review. OCT. 1, 2015

Bike on the Bay ... Hundreds got pumped up for the Oct. 17 road-sharing safety awareness event, "Bike on the Bay," in cooperation with FDOT and Deering Estate Deering Estate. See Facebook album. OCT 17, 2015

Zoning Hearing Coverage ... View on-demand coverage of Monday's LPA/Special Council Meeting and Zoning Hearing or on WBAY daily. OCT 20, 2015

Stormwater Project ... Village, County officials work to minimize delays on SW 152 Street. See detour plan and project details. SEP 25, 2015

Ygreene Disclaimer ... If you recently received mail from Ygrene, please note the Village does not endorse this company. SEP 1, 2015

Golden Opportunity … The Alliance for Aging, through the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs, offers free Medicare counseling at several locations, including East Ridge Community of Cutler Bay. Read more. OCT 1, 2015

Movie Night Survey ... Thanks for helping us select "The Book of Life" as the top pick in a resident survey for Halloween Movie Night -- and read more about our Halloween Party in the Park. SEP 21, 2015

Meeting Coverage ... View on-demand coverage of Monday's Budget Hearing, Zoning Hearing, and Special Council Meetings. SEP 22, 2015

Roadway Work on 152 St ... Village, County officials work together to minimize impact on commuters during Coral Reef Drive roadwork. SEP 16, 2015

Partnership Advisory Board ... Village Council has open seats to fill on the newly formed Palmetto Bay Partnership Advisory Board. SEP 20, 2015

Youth Advisory Council ... A few seats remain unfilled on the Village newly formed Council's Youth Advisory Council. SEP 15, 2015

Coach Ellis Rally ... Thanks for coming out for "Kick it Up" Sept. 12 to celebrate our home-town hero, Coach Ellis, World Cup winner. SEP 12, 2015

Village Social Media ... Facebook, Twitter, YouTube... Whether you love it or leave it, just know your voice is important. OCT 01, 2015

Meditation Garden ... Thanks for joining us Sept. 12 at the Meditation Garden, as the Tree Society and residents installed flowering trees and plants. SEP 12, 2015

Drainage Work .. The County is responding to drainage issues that occurred over the weekend. Visit the Public Works for details. SEP 10, 2015

Tennis Pros Honored ... Palmetto Bay tennis pros Borromeo and Leroy Pettis are co-recipients of the August 2015 “Volunteer of the Month” award. AUG 30, 2015

School Carnival ... And fun was had by all -- at the Sept. 9 School's in Session Carnival, a free event with fun activities, rides, and more. Check back for photos of the day at Coral Reef Park. SEP 9, 2015

Meetings On-Demand ... View coverage of the recent Budget Hearing, Regular Council Meeting, Zoning Hearing, and Special Council Meeting. SEP 10, 2015

Mystery Dinner Full ... “Til Death Do Us Part” Murder Mystery Show on Sept. 4 is full to capacity. Thanks for your amazing support and participation in this first-time program at Thalatta Estate. SEP 04, 2015

Advisory Boards ... Upcoming advisory meetings include Aug. 27 Charter Review Commission; and Sept. 2 Education Committee. AUG 13, 2015

ALDI Grand Opening ... Thanks for joining Village Council and local dignitaries in welcoming ALDI during their grand opening ceremony, Aug. 20 at the new store at 15033 S. Dixie Highway. AUG 20, 2015

Special Council Meeting ... View on-demand video of the Aug 18 Special Council Meeting anytime or tune in WBAY at 1 & 7 p.m. daily. AUG 19, 2015

Thanks for Input ... Summer Camp Survey offers a really "cool" prize. Your input will help us improve the program for future campers. AUG 7, 2015

Stanczyk Family ... Former Mayor Shelley Stanczyk and her family were faced with a difficult time as daughter Sarah fought for her life. JUL 27, 2015

Meet Dr. Feldman ... School Board Vice Chair hosted his 7th Annual Back-2-School meet & greet, Aug. 21 in Village Hall Chambers. AUG 21, 2015

Date Night ... See Facebook photos from Sushi Rolling Date Night, Aug. 7 at Thalatta Estate, a romantic gathering that connected couples with a fun culinary experience. AUG 7, 2015

Hurricane Workshop Video... Village hosted an informative workshop to prep residents for the current hurricane season, June 15 at Village Hall. See video coverage and photos on Facebook. JUN 15, 2015

Local-Issues Survey ... Residents speak up on local issues in survey during Independence Day Celebration. Thanks for your input. JUL 12, 2015

Canal Banks Presentation ... So. Fla. Water Mgmt. presentation on Aug. 18 has been postponed to Oct. 5, during the Regular Council Meeting. AUG 18, 2015

County Town Hall ... County Mayor Gimenez hosted a Budget Town Hall at Village Hall Wednesday night, Aug. 12, to gather public input into his proposed budget for FY 2015/16. AUG 12, 2015

July 29 Workshop ... View on-demand video of the July 29 Budget Workshop or tune in WBAY daily at 1 & 7 p.m. JUL 29, 2015

Gentle Yoga ... Thanks for joining us at "Gentle Yoga by the Bay" Aug. 9, an amazingly refreshing program at Thalatta Estate Park. AUG 09, 2015

Independence Day Video ... Critics say MiamiHal's latest community video is "Explosive... Revolutionary..." Now showing on Facebook, the Village's YouTube Channel, and here in our video library. JUL 4, 2015

Mayor Flinn Celebrates ... Cake & Candles for a very special member of our community July 25. Hint: you'll find details on the Mayor's webpage. JUL 25, 2015

On the Road Again ... IBus Circulator is back in service after a brief interruption Friday for maintenance. Sorry for any inconvenience. JUL 24, 2015

WASD Work in Village ... Water & Sewer Dept is installing a new water main along SW 149 Dr. to improve area fire protection. JUL 20, 2015

Pet Workshop ... Miami-Dade County Mayor Gimenez and Commissioner Levine Cava hosted a workshop on July 25 to help improve the quality of life of our beloved furry friends. Read more. JUL 25, 2015

Council Meeting Coverage ... View on-demand video of July 13 Council Meeting anytime or tune in WBAY at 11 a.m. & 6:30 p.m. daily. JUL 13, 2015

Soccer Coach Ellis ... TV news reports on Summer Campers celebrating Palmetto Bay's own Coach Ellis and her World Cup win. JUL 6, 2015

Village Celebration ... Nearly 10,000 spectators enjoyed Palmetto Bay's 2nd Annual Independence Day with food, music, and prizes. JUL 4, 2015

Mangowood Fourth ... Mangowood Estates Citizens Assoc. thanks residents and members of Council for joining in their 9th Celebration of the Fourth of July. See Facebook photos JUL 4, 2015

Free Deering Entry ... Fee Free "PLAY" Day for Palmetto Bay residents is July 19, 10 a - 4p. Free admission and fun activities. Visit our Parks & Rec booth. Visit our Facebook to "join" the event. JUL 19, 2015

Drainage Work ... Sub-basin 10 drainage improvement project at SW 88th Ave is underway. Visit Public Works for more info -- and see news coverage in the Palmetto Bay News. JUNE 23, 2015

Gardening Workshop ... Responsible Gardening Workshop took place Saturday at Thalatta Estate: "Mangos Mangos Mangos" was fabulous, fantastic, and fun. JUL 11, 2015

Summer Camp ... Register now for "Camp Palmetto Bay" and "Tennis Camp," both start at Coral Reef Park June 8. See video. JUN 18, 2015

Special Council Meeting ... View on-demand video of the June 24 Special Council Meeting at your convenience from our Media Archive. JUN 24, 2015

On the Road Again ... IBus Circulator is back in operation today (Thursday), serving commuters on both routes. Sorry for any inconvenience. JUL 2, 2015

Drainage improvements ... Major project to improvement drainage started May 27 at SW 77 Court & 167 Terrace. Visit Public Works for more info. MAY 27, 2015

Budget Meeting e-News ... Subscribe now to Village e-News and you'll never miss an event or public meeting notice again -- such as news of the June 24 Budget Workshop at Ludovici Park. JUN 24, 2015

Events Coordinator ... Village Events Coordinator Saylin Paez is front-page news in the Palmetto Bay News edition of the Community Newspapers. JUN 9, 2015

Nat'l Pink Day ... Palmetto Bay supports National Pink Day and the South Florida Women's Breast & Heart Initiative JUN 23, 2015

June 24 Meetings ... Thanks for joining us at the Budget Workshop, and Special Council Meeting on June 24, during which Village Manager Ed Silva's employment contract was approved. JUN 24, 2015

Pet Adoption Event … Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava and the HOPE Express at The Falls are hosting a pet adoption event in front of Talbots & Chico’s, June 20, 1 - 5 p.m. JUN 20, 2015

Meeting Coverage ... June 17 Budget Workshop / COW is not available via on-demand video. However, the June 16 Special Council Meeting is, along with the June 15 Hurricane Workshop. Tune in. JUN 17, 2015

New Village Manager ... A unanimous Mayor & Council vote on June 1 puts a new, permanent Village Manager in place -- Edward Silva. JUN 1, 2015

Summer Camp ... Register now for "Camp Palmetto Bay" and "Tennis Camp," both start at Coral Reef Park June 8. See video. MAY 11 , 2015

Village of Parks News ... Palmetto Bay's "Village of Parks News" brings you the latest in Park programs, events, and happenings. In fact, we just published a new edition today. MAY 19, 2015

Golf Carts ... Be sure to register your street-legal golf cart to enjoy this fun alternative to travel around our Village -- but get to know the rules of the road first. MAY 11, 2015

HACs Announced ... Hurricane season starts June 1. Get to know the locations of County Hurricane Evacuation Centers. MAY 4, 2015

Animal Services ... Humane Society of the United States hosts its "Rethinking the Cat" Symposium June 11, a first-time event for Miami-Dade County. Register now. JUN 11, 2015

Gardening Workshop ... “Gardening in the Tropics,” the latest Responsible Gardening Workshop, Wednesday at 7 at Thalatta Estate. JUN 10, 2015

Independence Day ... Save the date for the 2nd Annual "Experience Downtown on Independence Day" in the Franjo Triangle July 4 for great food, music, and an amazing half-hour display of fireworks. JULY 4, 2015

Splash Bash ... Summer got a jump start June 4 at Coral Reef Park with "Splash Bash" on the last day of school. See MiamiHal video coverage and the Village Facebook photo album. JUN 4, 2015

Yoga Sunday ... "Gentle Yoga by the Bay" at Thalatta Estate Park, June 14. RSVP now -- and watch this fun promo video. JUN 14, 2015

Education Committee ... The Village's Education Advisory Board meets June 3 at 6:30 p.m., at Village Hall, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street. Call for information at 305-259-1234. JUN 3, 2015

Charter Review ... The Village's Charter Revision Commission meets June 2 at 7 pm at Village Hall, 9705 E. Hibiscus Street. Call for information at 305-259-1234. JUN 2, 2015

Meeting Coverage ... On-demand coverage of June 1 Regular Council Meeting is available from our Streaming Media & Archive page. JUN 1, 2015

PBBA Luncheon ... Pedro Garcia, Miami-Dade Property Appraiser, is guest speaker at the monthly networking gathering of the Palmetto Bay Business Association (PBBA) Thursday. JUNE 4, 2015

Public Works Week ... National Public Works Week is happening now, May 17-23. Visit our Public Works webpage for more information. MAY 19, 2015

Educational Workshops ... “Natives for Your Neighborhood,” Lecture came to Thalatta Estate, May 21. View this brief promo video. MAY 21, 2015

Meetings Coverage ... Coverage of May 18 Special Council Meeting and the May 18 Zoning Hearing is available via our Streaming Media & Archive page. MAY 19, 2015

Special Council Meeting ... Special Council Meeting Monday, May 18 at 6 p.m. to discuss Village Manager search; and traffic calming.  See the Traffic Calming presentation here. MAY 18, 2015

Zoning Public Hearing ... Zoning Hearing May 18 at 7 p.m. Input is welcome concerning items of interest to your immediate neighborhood. MAY 18, 2015

Sidewalk Work Underway ... Sidewalk improvements will greatly increase Village connectivity and pedestrian safety. Read more. APR 21, 2015

Canal Work ... Maintenance on the Bel Aire Canal and Maral Estates Canal sections is complete. See before and after. MAY 18, 2015

Budget Workshop ... The Village Council held the first budget workshop on May 11, 2015.  See the presentation that was made before the Council hereMAY 11, 2015

Policy Makers Videos ... Councilmembers Siegel Lara and Cunningham featured in "Policy Makers" videos, now showing on YouTube. APR 15, 2015

Field Reseeding ... The grass will soon be greener on the other side at Coral Reef Park, as a well-used field sees improvements. APR 16, 2015

Budget Workshop ... Coverage of the May 11 Budget Workshop is available now via our Streaming Media and Archive page. MAY 12, 2015

Gardening Workshop ... Thanks for joining us at the May 13 Responsible Gardening Workshop at Thalatta Estate re “Flower Arranging Tropicals.” MAY 13, 2015

Parks & Rec News ... If you didn't get today's Village-of-Parks News, sign up now to receive our award-winning e-newsletters. MAY 11, 2015

Meetings Newsletter ... Budget season kicks off May 11 with a Town Hall meeting. Read all about it in the latest Public Meetings e-News.

Canal Work Starts ... Canal Maintenance Program is underway in Palmetto Bay at Bel Aire Canal. Please read more APR 20, 2015

Yoga by the Bay ... Due to an overwhelming response to Thalatta Estate's "Gentle Yoga by the Bay" space is limited at the May 17 session. Send an RSVP now. See promotional video. MAY 17, 2015

Bike to Work ... Take part in National Bike-to-Work Week, May 11-15. Visit Highway Traffic Safety Administration for tips. MAY 1, 2015

Parks Newsletter ... Village of Parks News offers a summary of Yoga, Gardening Workshops, Summer Camp, and much more. MAY 1, 2015

Summer Camp ... Registration for Village's two summer camps begins May 4: Camp Palmetto Bay and Tennis Camp -- both at Coral Reef Park. Both camps start June 8. MAY 4, 2015

Measles Hits Florida ... Following the first case of Measles in a Florida resident, County Emergency Management shares overview. APR 16, 2015

Date Night ... Create fond memories by painting a wine glass you will treasure forever. Mother's Day, May 1, at Thalatta. MAY 1, 2015

Green-Week Video ... Earth Week video by MiamiHal offers a quick glance at last week's exciting Earth Week programs and activities. APR 27, 2015

May 4 Meeting ... Please visit our Streaming Media Archive page now to watch the May 4 Regular Council Meeting on-demand. MAY 5, 2015

Zoning Hearing Coverage ... Watch the April 20 Zoning Hearing by visiting the Streaming Media & Archive webpage. APR 20, 2015

Alexander School Election ... See unofficial results of the Special Election re proposed expansion of Alexander Montessori School. APR 21, 2015

Earth Week e-News ... Take a look at the latest edition of the Parks & Rec News, covering the entire Earth Week calendar of events, from ladybug releases to art contests to Movie Night. APR 19, 2015

Student Art Ceremony ... "Art by the Bay" recognized Perrine Elementary student April 17 at a Thalatta Estate award ceremony. APR 17, 2015

Water Conservation... For more information on water conservation month and how to reduce your water use, visit the South Florida Water Management District webpage. APR 17, 2015

Parks Calendar ... The Parks & Recreation dept. has updated its calendar of events and its list of park-activity/programming contacts. APR 1, 2015

Country Music Fest ... Get a taste of Palmetto Bay's Food & Country Festival, on the hour (7-11 am & 4-6 pm daily), on WBAY -- compliments of MiamiHal, or watch it on-demand now. Read more. APR 4, 2015

State Agenda Support ... Village Council urges State Government to act upon eight priorities during the 2015 Legislative Session. APR 4, 2015

CrossFit Grand Opening ... Mayor and Council participated in grand opening of CrossFit Demand on Franjo Road April 11. Also see this video snip. APR 11, 2015

Giardino's Grand Opening ... Council will participate in the grand opening of Giardino's Gourmet Salads Kings Bay Shopping Center, 14455 S. Dixie Highway, April 25 at 11:30a -- with free salads noon-1p. APR 25, 2015

Thalatta Education Program ... Educational series continues at Thalatta Estate with the April 9 free discussion on "Restoring the Link Between People and Nature," at 6 p.m. APR 9, 2015

Gardening Workshop ... Thanks for joining us April 8 for the launch of our Responsible Gardening Workshop series at Thalatta Estate, on the topic of ladybugs, presented by Master Gardener Terri Stephen. APRIL 8, 2015

E-News Subscription ... Take a look at the latest edition of the Village e-news on nature programs this week at Thalatta Estate Park. APR 6, 2015

State Agenda Support ... Village Council urges State Government to act upon eight priorities during the 2015 Legislative Session. APR 4, 2015

Country Music Fest ... Mayor and Council officially welcome the Food & Country Music Festival, April 4, at the Amphitheater at Ludovici Park. Read more. APR 4, 2015

Autism Awareness ... We join the world to "Light it up Blue" April 2, World Autism Day, by shining a blue light on the Village Hall dome. APR 2, 2015

Dressbarn Ribbon Cutting ... See video coverage -- compliments of MiamiHal -- of the grand opening ribbon cutting at Dressbarn, (SW 136 St. & US-1) at which Mayor and Council made welcoming remarks. APR 2, 2015

Tree City Award ... Palmetto Bay again earns official recognition as a 2014 Tree City USA and receives an annual Growth Award. MAR 24, 2015

Seafood Fest Video ... Catch this video coverage of the 11th Annual Deering Seafood Festival, provided by MiamiHal. MAR 29 2015

ALDI's Construction ... Oak Construction Co. conducted a late-night concrete floor pour on April 1 at the site of the new ALDI's on SW 152 St. APRIL 1, 2015

US-1 Lane Closures ... Florida City Gas performed system improvements at 168th and US1 starting March 24, from 9 pm to 6 am. MAR 24, 2015

2015 Picnic Coverage ... Thanks for joining us at our Annual Celebration Picnic. Also, dip into details on the Dunk-Tank challenge. MAR 07, 2015

Non-Discrimination ... Palmetto Bay ensures no one is excluded from participation in the benefits of its transit services, and is in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Read more. MAR 2, 2015

Public Meeting Coverage ... Tune in WBAY weekdays at 1 & 7 pm for the March 2 Regular Council Meeting or watch it on-demand. MAR 3, 2015

Meetings Notices ... Subscribe to the Village's latest resident e-newsletter, dedicated to providing Public Meetings notices. MAR 2, 2015

Dog Park Closes ... Dog Park closes briefly every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month to allow staff time to conduct pest control. NOV 11,  2014

Thalatta Nature Programs ... Educational series at Thalatta Estate launched Thursday focusing on our local environment. MAR 12, 2015

Flag Football ... Residents are invited to put a team together for Adult Flag Football at Palmetto Bay Park Sunday mornings. MAR 23, 2015

Movie Night Survey ... Thanks for taking our survey to "Pick the Flick" for Earth Week Movie Night, set for April 25 at Coral Reef Park MAR 25, 2014

Tree Study ... A Tree inventory study reveals location and condition of 25,566 trees planted on public property in Village. MAR 1, 2015

Parks & Rec Newsletter ... The March 3 edition of "Village of Parks News" is hot off the press. Read all about it -- and subscribe if you are not already on the list. MAR 3, 2015

EDC Breakfast ... County Commissioner Xavier Suarez, Chair of the Miami-Dade Economic Prosperity Committee is keynote speaker at the Economic Development Council (EDC) meeting, March 4. MAR 4, 2015

PBBA Luncheon ... Palmetto Bay Business Association’s (PBBA) Networking Luncheon is March 5. Guest Speak is Barbara S. Stein, Executive Producing Director of the Actor’s Playhouse. MAR 5, 2015

IBus in Service ... Free IBus commuter service is on the road again, for Route A and B commuters. Sorry for any inconvenience. MAR 17, 2014

Flags at Half Staff ... In honor of the service members who lost their lives in the Louisiana Army National Guard helicopter crash March 10. Read more. MAR 10, 2015

Traffic Circle Work ... County restoration of the Village's traffic circle at SW 160 St. and 82 Ave. is nearly completed. Take a look at some photos shot today. FEB 20, 2015

Advisory Boards ... Two advisory committees convene: Tree Advisory Board, March 5; and Art-in-Public-Places on March 11. MAR 5, 2015

Charter Advisory Board ... Charter Revision Commission seeks five members to help determine whether revisions are needed to Village Charter. JAN 17, 2015

Alarm Registration ... If you haven't yet received your alarm-registration renewal, don't be alarmed. We've changed the billing cycle. JAN 13, 2015

PBBA Networking Lunch ... See you at the Palmetto Bay Business Association (PBBA) luncheon. FEB. 5, 2015

Waste Cart Fees … Look for a letter from Miami-Dade County Public Works re annual fees for additional waste carts, now being mailed to thousands of the County's Waste Management customers. FEB 9, 2015

Events Committee ... Council offers seats on Special Events Committee to help with community events defined in Village Budget. DEC. 17, 2014

ChamberSouth Meetings ... Beginning this month, the ChamberSOUTH General Membership Breakfast will be held on the 4th Friday of the month. See you there this Friday. FEB 27, 2015

Park Repairs ... Initial maintenance work at Coral Reef Park's Pine Rockland Preserve has been completed, although additional duties may be performed in the near future. We'll keep you updated JAN 28, 2015

Donate Books, Now ... Do your part to help kids reach their full potential by donating new/gently-used books. A donation box can be found in the Village Hall lobby. See flyer for details. FEB 10, 2015

Black History Month ... Pay tribute to Black life, history, and legacy during Black History Month in February throughout the County. FEB 1, 2015

COW Meeting ... Tune in WBAY daily at 1 & 7 pm for re-runs of the Feb. 17 Committee of the Whole or view it now on-demand. FEB 17, 2014

Thalatta Date Night ... "Date Night at Thalatta" program filled to capacity. We are considering offering this popular activity again soon. FEB 13, 2015

IBus in Service ... Free IBus commuter service is on the road again, for Route A and B commuters. Sorry for any inconvenience. FEB 10 2014

Movie Night Survey ... Thanks for helping us pick "The Proposal" in our recent Pick the Flick survey for the Feb. 14. Movie Night. FEB. 14, 2015

Zoning Hearing ... Tune in WBAY daily at 11 am and 5 pm for re-runs of the Jan. 20 Zoning Hearing or view it on-demand. JAN 21, 2014

Arbor Day ... Council proclaimed Arbor Day in Palmetto Bay, and Boy Scouts planted a tree at Palmetto Bay Park on Jan. 16. JAN 16, 2015

Royal Palms Relocating ... FPL is relocating 25 palms planted under power lines Jan. 16 along the east side of Franjo Road. JAN 16, 2015

Basketball League ... Last date to register for competitive Youth Basketball at Palmetto Bay Park is Jan. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. JAN. 15 2015

Jan 5 Council Meeting ... Tune in WBAY today at 1 p.m. for coverage of the Jan. 5 Regular Council Meeting or watch it on-demand anytime. JAN 6, 2014

Police Honored ... Lt. Carreno and Sgt. Bustamante recognized for service to Village upon their departures and new assignments. JAN 5, 2015

IBus Brochure ... Village IBus general info brochure has been updated. Seniors and commuters may now download it for quick reference. DEC 8, 2014

Downtown Video ... "Charting a New Course" video on Downtown Redevelopment is just one of dozens of home-grown features in our Video Library. NOV 19, 2014

Food Drive ... Driven by the Canal Boat Assoc. and Palmetto Bay Village Hall, the 2014 Holiday Food Drive amassed 1,000 lbs of food. JAN 8, 2015

Waste Management ... To obtain an extra 96-gallon waste cart or request a replacement, please visit our Waste Management webpage for links and resources regarding this important County service. JAN 8, 2015

Video of Rock Event ... See video of the Food & Rock Festival  at Ludovici Park, an independently managed fundraiser event officiated Dec. 6 by Mayor Flinn and members of the Village Council. DEC 6, 2014

Mangowood Festival ... "Miami Hal" Feldman has produced yet another wonderful community video -- this one featuring really cool Christmas Festival coverage from Mangowood. DEC. 23, 2014

COW & Zoning Meeting ... Tune in WBAY daily at 1 & 7 pm for Dec. 15 COW Workshop & Zoning Hearing or watch it on-demand. DEC 16, 2014

Deering Flow Way ... Video captures early phases of an amazing ecological project right here in Palmetto Bay, weekdays on WBAY. DEC. 15, 2014

Canal Boat Food Drive ... Food donation were collected Dec. 20 during the 5th Annual Holiday Boat Parade, sponsored by the Palmetto Bay Canal Boat Association at Coral Reef Park. DEC 20, 2014

Chanukah Celebration ... Mayor Flinn, Village Council, and County Commissioner participated in a Grand Menorah Lighting at Coral Reef Park, Dec. 21, a free event hosted by Chabad of Palmetto Bay. DEC 21, 2014

Swearing-In Ceremony ... Tune in WBAY for the Dec. 1 Council Meeting & Swearing-In (also see photos) or watch it on-demandDEC 2, 2014

MDFR Boating Tips ... Boating is a big deal in South Dade. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue reminds us to remember to sail safely. OCT 29, 2014

Holiday e-Currents ... Please visit our latest edition of the resident newsletter, e-Currents, for a summary of holiday events in the Village of Palmetto Bay. DEC 11, 2014

Run-Off Results ... Please view the unofficial results of the Nov. 25 Run-Off Elections in Palmetto Bay on our Elections page.  NOV 25 2014

New Commissioner ... Meet our newly elected District-8 Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava, who was sworn in Nov. 24. Welcome! NOV. 24, 2014

Local Firm Food Drive ... Village Council is invited to BCA Financial Services headquarters at Palmetto Bay Village Center to recognize employee food drive. NOV. 18, 2014

New e-Currents ... Thanksgiving edition of Palmetto Bay's resident newsletter, e-Currents, is now available to subscribers. NOV 21, 2014

Eagle Scout Project ... An aspiring Eagle Scout invites residents to help paint tiles at Art Thyme Studio, Saturday for his Heroes'’ Wall Project. NOV 22, 2014

Howard Palmetto Baseball ... Softball/Baseball registration is in full swing! Sign up your kids now -- great fun and new friends. NOV 17, 2014

Kayak Tour ... Make reservations for the season's final Mangrove Eco-Tour, launching from Thalatta Estate Nov. 30. NOV 30, 2014

Abide by ADA ... Other than the Dog Park, no pets are allowed in our parks – with the exception of “Service Animals.” Sorry to report, some residents have actually been abusing this ADA provision. NOV 6, 2014

Veterans Day ... Village hosts a Veteran's Day Recognition Ceremony Nov. 11 at Palmetto Bay Park with American Legion and Boy Scouts. NOV. 11, 2014

PBBA Luncheon ... Palmetto Bay Business Association networking luncheon is Thursday, Nov. 6, at Christ Fellowship Church, featuring guest speaker Mitchell Kaplan of Books & Books. Get details. NOV. 06, 2014

Meeting Rebroadcast ... Tune in for rebroadcasts of the Nov. 3 Regular Council Meeting from our on-demand library or WBAY-TV. NOV. 4, 2014

Elections Page ... We revamped our Elections-2014 webpage. Please visit us for general election info, forms, and other resources. OCT 20, 2014

DARE Fair Vendors ... Vendors take advantage of early-bird rates for the DARE Arts & Crafts Fair, Nov. 15, hosted by Village Police. AUG 26, 2014

State of the Village ... Please view photos of the Mayor's State of the Village Address on the Palmetto Bay Facebook. OCT 22 , 2014

DARE Fundraiser ... Support the DARE program by purchasing reduced-rate Dolphins tickets. Part of proceeds go to Policing Unit's DARE fund. Also read about the upcoming Arts & Crafts Fair. SEP 17, 2014

Gardening Workshops ... There's overgrowing interest in Thalatta Estate's Responsible Gardening Workshops. Register now for the Oct. 10 class, From Garbage to Compost." OCT 10, 2014

Police Safety Fair ... Village Police invite you to attend a Security & Safety Fair at Hall Village to raise awareness, help protect citizens, and have family fun. See news coverage. OCT. 11, 2014

Co-Ed Kick Ball ... Register for adult co-ed Kick Ball. Entry fee info and team details are available on the Parks page, or call Palmetto Bay Park Supervisor Marty Tejeda at 305-251-2751. SEP 30, 2014

Perrine Kids Celebrate ... Students at Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts (8851 SW 168 Sr., Palmetto Bay) celebrate during Hispanic Heritage Assembly. Oct. 16, at 9 a.m. OCT 16, 2014

Meeting Coverage ... Watch WBAY rebroadcasts of the Oct. 6 Regular Council Meeting or view the meeting from our video library. OCT 06 , 2014

Truck Spraying ... Mosquito Control missions by the County continue across Miami-Dade Friday morning, with truck spraying taking place here in Palmetto Bay. OCT 03, 2014

Croc Wranglers ... Village Police go way beyond the call of duty by removing this 8-foot croc inside the Old Cutler Grove gated community at SW 67th Avenue & 138 Terrace OCT 2, 2014

Tennis Team Challenge ... Local tennis players represented the Coral Reef Tennis Center at the Sept. 21-22 Team Tennis Regional State event. SEP 21, 2014

Tennis Play Day ... Hit with the latest Wilson "Spin Effect" rackets at the Oct. 8 Tennis Play Day, hosted by Parks & Rec. OCT 08, 2014

Dog Park Posting ... Please check out your Village's Dog Park Facebook this morning for a posting re a couple of lost pooches now being safely housed until their rightful owners are found. SEP 29, 2014

Annual Budget ... Review the Village's Proposed Budget for FY 2014-15, which was approved with some changes by Village Council Sept. 22 at the final Budget Hearing. SEP 22, 2014

Popular Links … New addition to Popular Links page: KLA School of Palmetto Bay, a franchise with 8 schools in So. Florida. Also find links to gov’t sites, community groups, and attractions. SEP 19, 2014

Nature Postings ... Get an overview of one of our most popular providers of park programs and adventures, Nature Postings, Inc. SEP 15, 2014

Search Function ... If you have difficulty finding info here on the Village website, just use the "Search" function. If you find a missing document or a broken link, please simply contact us. SEP 10, 2014

Chamber South Event ... An event honoring the outgoing & incoming Chairs of Chamber South is an big event in South-Dade. Get details. SEP 19, 2014

Sept. Council Meeting ... Watch rebroadcasts of the Sept. 8 Council Meeting & Budget Hearing daily on WBAY-TV and from our video library. SEP 08, 2014

Drainage Projects ... Crews are busy around town improving street-drainage systems in various neighborhoods. Get an overview of the activity. AUG. 25, 2014

Tree Inventory ... Palmetto Bay is working with a firm to conduct a Village-wide inventory of trees. Staff will be in the field thru December. AUG 22, 2014

Parks Contacts ... Get fast and easy contact information on all our parks programs, from soccer to senior activities. AUG 11, 2014

Like us on Facebook ... If you like Palmetto Bay, make it official: "Like" us on Facebook for fast breaking Village news on events, programs, and policy. AUG 11, 2014

Dengue Fever ... Take precautions against mosquito-borne illness, as three more cases of dengue fever have been reported. AUG 29, 2014

July 4 Video ... Just-released video showcases this summer's July 4 "Experience Downtown" event in the Village's redevelopment district. SEP 01, 2014

County Budget ... Watch the County Mayor's Budget Town Hall now from our on-demand library or on Palmetto Bay Gov't Access TV-WBAY. AUG. 27, 2014

Hurricane Cristobal ... Cristobal has moved north into the Atlantic, after posing no threat to South Florida -- but serving as a gentle reminder that the realities of Hurricane Season 2014 are upon us. AUG 26, 2014

Labor Day ... Palmetto Bay observes Labor Day. All Parks will be open during regularly scheduled hours, however Village Hall offices will be closed. SEP 01, 2014

School Carnival ... Residents enjoyed the Back-to-School Carnival, Aug. 9, with free back packs, compliments of Gus Machado. See photos. AUG 9, 2014

Green Corridor ... Palmetto Bay is leading the green team, as announced at Ygrene's Aug. 1 Clean Energy Green Corridor District Meeting. AUG 01, 2014

"Friendly" Film Location ... Read Miami Today's review of Palmetto Bay as one of the County's most attractive suburban film and TV locations. JUL 16, 2014

Fitch Affirms with "AA" ... Fitch Ratings agency affirms “AA” rating on $14 million in bonds and assigns an “AA+” implied general obligation bond rating to the Village. Read more. JUN 02, 2014

Downtown District ... Could Downtown Palmetto Bay someday be considered a viable option for professionals seeking an alternative from high-priced downtown Miami? AUG. 10, 2014

Back to School News ... School Board Vice Chair hosts an informal Q-and-A, Aug. 13; take advantage of the back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday; check if your children are due for back-to-school immunizations. AUG 1, 2014

Independence Day ... See plenty of photos -- and some hot dog videos -- of Palmetto Bay's Downtown  Independence Day Celebration. JUL 4, 2014

COW Canceled ... Please be advised that the July 16 Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting has been canceled. JULY 14, 2014

July 7 Meeting Coverage ... See on-demand video of the July 7 Council Meeting -- or tune in WBAY daily on Channels 77/99 (Comcast/Uverse). JUL 08, 2014

Special e-Currents ... Read all about our recent gardening workshop at on the shore of Biscayne Bay at Thalatta Estate -- in e-Currents. JUL 11, 2013

Parks Calendar ... One quick glance at Parks & Recreation's monthly calendar of events -- and you know you're living in "The Village of Parks!" JUL 14, 2014

Machado Re-Opening ... Village Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Council attend a Grand Re-Opening of Gus Machado Ford of Kendall Thursday evening. Congratulations! JUL 17, 2014

Nonprofit Bike-a-Thon ...The Glory House, a non-profit that provides hope and assistance to sex-trafficking victims, rents space at Ludovici Park to host a bike-ride fundraiser. JUL 26, 2014

Free Day at Deering ... Our good neighbors at the Deering Estate at Cutler host a fee-free P.L.A.Y. day at the park honoring Palmetto Bay with complimentary admission, July 20. Read more. JUL 20, 2014

Summer Camp ... Register your kids weekly thru August. See recent news coverage. Also join weekly RAD/Kids safety training. JUL 01, 2014

Meeting Coverage ... Watch on-demand coverage of the June 23 Special Council Meeting or watch WBAY daily on Channels 77/99 (Comcast/Uverse). JUN 23, 2014

Lost & Found ... Please visit our Animal Services page for related links to resources and info -- and please see this latest posting of the cutest duo of dogs that needs to find home. JUN 26, 2014

Thalatta Crabs … Thalatta Estate Park is crawling today with hundreds of Giant Blue Land Crabs -- a little disconcerting for some first-timers, as you will see in this video. JUN 20, 2014

COW Meeting Coverage ... Watch on-demand video of the June 18 Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting or watch the meeting on WBAY daily at noon and 7 p.m. JUN 18, 2014

Tree Trimming ... FPL conducts line-maintenance trimming trees in two Village neighborhoods in June. View project maps. JUN 9, 2014

Independence Day e-Blast ... Not yet a subscriber to the Village newsletters? Sign up now -- and read all about the upcoming Independence Day in Palmetto Bay. JUN 16, 2014

Father's Day Fishing ... Thalatta Estate's Father's Day Clinic, June 15, offered skills training, eco-conservation education -- and fishing tips by pro-angler Captain Mo. JUN 15, 2014

Summertime Preview ... See the latest edition of e-Currents for a comprehensive review of summer programs and activities in the Village of Parks. JUN 2, 2014

Sidewalk Repairs ... A sidewalk improvement program kicks off today throughout the Village, for about a month. See if your address is on the list of where work will be conducted. JUN 4, 2014

Meeting Coverage ... Access on-demand coverage of the June 2 Regular Council Meeting on your laptop, desktop, or hand-held device -- now! JUN 03, 2014

Drainage Improvements ... Drainage work gets underway (pun intended!) June 16. Door-hanger flyers were distributed in affected neighborhoods -- and please drive safely in work areas. JUN 16, 2014

Downtown Event Video ... "A Downtown Experience" features coverage of the festive evening, March 14, hosted by the Redevelopment Task Force. Also see photos. APR 08, 2014

Finance Committee ... Council wishes to appoint five members to its newly formed Financial Advisory Board. Get qualification information and an application. MAY 15, 2014

Parks WI-FI is Easy ... Learn more about connecting at Village parks with your laptops and hand-held devices and phone cell phones, via Wi-Fi. JUN 2, 2014

Crime Report ... The weekly Crime & Incident Report is posted here by the Village Policing Unit, a division of Miami-Dade Police Department. MAY 27, 2014

Salad Restaurant ... Business Journal reports a gourmet salads restaurant plans to open a Palmetto Bay restaurant later this year – the franchise's 11th location. MAY 29, 2014

RAD/KIDS Summer ... Village Police are offering weekly RAD/KIDS empowerment training for kids 9 to 11 years old during Summer Camp. Read more. JUNE 9, 2014

Hurricane Communications ... We just updated the Disaster Preparedness web-page with FEMA's new website, a new Red Cross app, and another new app called Hurricane Hound. MAY 15, 2014

Love Your Website ... With more than 38,000 “page-views” on the Village website last month, which webpages are the top 5 most-visited? MAY 21, 2014

Emergency Repairs ... On Friday, May 23, 9am - 1pm, FPL is closing the northbound right lane of SW 87 Ave., south of SW 144 St., to replace a broken utility pole. Police will provide assistance with traffic. MAY 23, 2014

Roadway Work Continues ... Roadway resurfacing projects continue in Palmetto Bay. Next up: SW 152 St. Read more. MAY 20, 2014

PACE  Financing ... Commercial property owners can obtain PACE financing to make improvements in their buildings that lower utility bills, reduce repair costs, and increase property values. MAY 21, 2014

Finance Honored ... Village's award-winning Finance Dept. nabs yet another honor -- the "Tyler Excellence Award" for embracing technology to solve challenges. MAY 8, 2014

Welcome Bupa ... Welcome Bupa Global Corp. and your 450 divisional employees to the Palmetto Bay community. Please enjoy these event photos and see recent news coverage MAY 14, 2014

Budget Season Opener ... If you missed the May 12 Budget Workshop, feel free to view the proceedings -- at your leisure -- from the Village's on-demand video library. MAY 12, 2014

Thalatta Education Program ... After months of planning, an Eco-Tour at Thalatta Estate with mangrove education and bay tours made a big splash during Earth Week. APR 27, 2014

Check Register ... Your "transparent" Village provides you an opportunity to look at the books -- review the April check register now. MAY 01, 2014

Downtown Event Video ... "A Downtown Experience" features coverage of the festive evening, March 14, hosted by the Redevelopment Task Force. Also see photos. APR 08, 2014