Sunday, January 24, 2016

Voices for Cerebral Palsy Bows & Ties 5K. Run in the 'Village of Parks' for a great cause

More fun and fitness happening in Palmetto Bay.  

Alex & I have registered for this event. We are running with team "CRE on the RUN" for the Voices for Cerebral Palsy Bows & Ties 5K. Run in the 'Village of Parks' for a great cause.

to view the official web site for VOICES FOR CEREBRAL PALSY (following info taken verbatim from their site):  

VOICES FOR CEREBRAL PALSY a/k/a Samantha’s Purpose is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization.  The mission of Voices for Cerebral Palsy is to increase awareness & understanding of Cerebral Palsy, to bring families, community members & children of all abilities together; while giving back to the Cerebral Palsy community.  The net proceeds of this event will be used to fund grants to individuals or organizations that strengthen, support & nurture individuals with Cerebral Palsy.
CLICK HERE to go to ACTIVE.COM and register for this 5K event.

Look forward to future updates, including a Palmetto Bay News article by Councilwoman Karyn Cunningham.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Village staff takes charge - retrieves, restores and installs previoulsy paid for AIPP chandelier for village hall

Stored away/wasting away no longer.  Now available on public display.

Our Art In Public investment is now complete.  Palmetto Bay staff completed installation on Thursday, January 21, 2016. 

I am photographed with Councilman Schaffer admiring the new chandelier in Village Hall. And yes, that is me who smiled up at the chandelier and stating; "It really ties the room together."

This is not a new purchase. It was pulled from storage -- and installed where it was purchased and intended to hang.

CLICK HERE to view the village official Facebook photos regarding this chandelier (posted 1/22/16)

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts - Kicking off career day

Career Day - Miami-Dade County School event held within and involving students and residents of Palmetto Bay.

Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts held its career day on Thursday, January 21, 2016.  I was honored to take part in the effort .  Carla Rivas, Principal, Sonia Cruz, Vice Principal and Alma Dean, Guidance Counselor.
The Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts mission statement (below, taken from the website):

Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts is committed to providing a safe haven for young people's imagination in a professional learning environment.
Dedicated to the arts in education, all students are inspired to strive for excellence and overcome barriers in order to ultimately achieve their potential as responsible adults.

The nurturing of students into lifelong learners will enable them to collaborate in global society through technology and a cooperative network of the community, parents, and school personnel for the next millennium.

We are proud to have Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts as one of our three Miami-Dade Public Schools located in and serving Palmetto Bay. 

Career Days can be fun.  It engages both our children as well as parents and local business leaders.  Students are provided with an up-close and personal view of a wide variety of jobs. It provides an opportunity for parents to get involved.

Students are made aware of the opportunities, as well as the responsibilities, for life beyond their school years.

A fun day.  Thank you for including me in Dr. Henry E. Perrine Academy of the Arts family.  Thank you to the School Board, School based Administration, Students, Parents and all the volunteers and participants for the collaboration on raising our next generation! 
CLICK HERE to view the village official Facebook photos regarding Career Day at Perrine Elementary (posted 1/21/16)

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Update - "Get Fit Palmetto Bay" Join us. There are many activities to get involved with.

Get Fit Palmetto Bay - 

CLICK HERE to view the official village website coverage of the Village 'Get Fit' program.

“Get Fit Palmetto Bay,” is a year-long series of events, programs, and seminars focused on wellness, nutrition, and fitness. Thanks for joining us at the first in a series of Sunday Bike Rides with the Mayor on Jan. 17. Please also get in on one or all of the many upcoming health & wellness seminars at Baptist Health.

Read coverage in the Community Newspaper's Palmetto Bay News: Get Fit Palmetto Bay effort steps off with a good start, by Gary Alan Ruse
An estimated 200 people turned out for the official launch of the yearlong program emphasizing wellness, nutrition and fitness. There were sponsor tents featuring fitness-program demos, health screenings, chair massages, vitamins, health food samplings, skin care, fitness shoes and apparel and more than 40 residents registered for the seven-week Mayor’s Fitness Challenge.

Join us - fun programs to improve our health.

Eugene Flinn, Mayor
Village of Palmetto Bay


Sunday, January 17, 2016