Saturday, February 27, 2016

Reminder - Sunday AM 5K - Coral Reef Park Feb. 28 - Voices for Cerebral Palsy - many activities scheduled

Last-minute reminder - fitness in our parks meets up with a great event/fundraiser! Sunday, 2/26/16 - Voices for Cerebral Palsy Bows & Ties event.  Join us. 
Saturday pick up at Sports Authority (don't despair - there is a Sunday AM on site registration)

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.

CLICK HERE to view the official web site for VOICES FOR CEREBRAL PALSY

Prior post - Sunday, January 24, 2016, Voices for Cerebral Palsy Bows & Ties 5K. Run in the 'Village of Parks' for a great cause

Please join us Sunday morning at Coral Reef Park - race starts promptly at 8 AM. There are other events including a 2 mile walk held within the park (8:30 AM scheduled start time).  Note that the 2K Walk, Run & Stroll park course accommodates wheelchairs, strollers, gait trainers, walkers, etc.

Thank you,

Eugene Flinn, Mayor

Palmetto Bay

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Application WITHDRAWN - 2-24-2016 - Cutler Properties, LC / Pending Land Use and Rezoning Applications for Old Cutler Village (Folio No. 36-6003-001-0013)

The applicant has withdrawn the pending land use and rezoning applications set for public hearing before the Cutler Bay Town Council on March 16.  A copy of the letter withdrawing the application is posted below.  This Town Officials are advised by this letter that the property owner will now,, instead, move forward with a new plan that is based upon their current developmental rights (removing any hearing).

The 'important' paragraph - this is the intention of the developer:

In lieu of the development of the Property under the proposed “Mixed-Use” land use designation and “NC-1” zoning classification, the Applicant will pursue the “as of right” development of the Property under the existing “Low Density” land use designation and “SR” zoning classification. To that end, as soon as the Applicant’s design team is able to prepare an alternative site plan for the development of a single-family subdivision on the Property, we will amend the pending Site Plan Application so that it may be scheduled for consideration by the Council at the earliest possible opportunity.

Look for additional information to be provided by the Town of Cutler Bay.   You can also follow the Livable Cutler Facebook page (CLICK HERE)

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Bike 305's “Bike To Work Day” – 2016 is scheduled for Friday, March 4

the 2016 Ride to Work meet up is scheduled for 8 AM at the University Metrorail Station.

Join in on the fun and celebrate Bike to Work Day and Bike305 Month!  Bike305’s Ride to Work Day is a great event – bring your bike, or just come on out and check it out.

Resolution & Ride begin at 8 AM
Arrive early for refreshments

FREE Bike305 performance cycling shirt for every cyclist!

Ride with Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez

CLICK HERE to view the official Bike305 website for more information about this and other exciting bike events.

Thank you Members of Bike 305 for your bicycle advocacy.  I am proud that Palmetto Bay is one of your Municipal partners. 

Eugene Flinn, Mayor
Village of Palmetto Bay.

Photos below from the 2015 Bike305 Ride to Work event:
(Pictured above Left - Team PBAY with Miami-Dade Parks Director Jack Kardys. Above Right - with School Board Member Susie Castillo)

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Feb 20 - Community Day - PLANES, PLANTS, PESTS and PEOPLE are featured at the 2016 USDA‐ARS Community Day at Chapman Field.

Mark your calendars and plan on attending - Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM until 3:0 PM

The USDA has scheduled an outstanding opportunity to see what goes on at the USDA land off Old Cutler. This is a free family/community day. I recommend that you plan to attend.  Official information is posted on the flyer posted here or CLICK HERE to view the official website.
Come on out to the USDA research facility.  See how agricultural research and experiments are done, and learn the fascinating aviation history of this property (info below from USDA).

>This event will feature presentations by Dr. Ray McGuire on the famous aviator Victor Chapman for whom the station was named, Dr. Javier Ortega on David Fairchild plant explorations in the Caribbean, and Dr. David Kuhn on the Plant Genetics Programs at SHRS.
> Plant Sales, Food Vendors, Demonstrations, Children’s Activities, and Educational Displays will all be on site for your education and enjoyment.

> Trolley tours of the over 200-acre experimental groves and extensive plant collections.

> The USDA-ARS station will also be distributing FREE ‘Niu Leka’ (Fiji Dwarf) Coconut Palm seeds as long as supplies last. 
PLEASE NOTE: The USDA advises that they cannot guarantee germination success. 

LOCATION: USDA‐ARS, 13601 Old Cutler Rd, Miami. (entrance off Deering Bay Dr.)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Dunedin to Tarpon Springs 1 30 16 - Riding the Pinellas Trail

Another example of Bicycle Tourism. Alexandra and I toured The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail on Jan 30, 2016. This is an original "Rails to Trails" project, a linear park and recreation trail from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. This video is a composite of the section from Downtown Dunedin to Tarpon Springs. Downtown Dunedin is an outstanding small town - historic, patriotic with an outstanding weekend open air market. The town is bike, dog and golf cart friendly.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Miami Pine Rocklands presents - Larry and Penny Thompson Park - Cleanup and Picnic

Help clean up YOUR local parks. 

Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will provide gloves, trash pickers, trash bags, cups and water. Food and snacks will be provided by the Miami Pine Rocklands.

Where: Larry and Penny Thompson Park 12451 SW 184th St Miami, FL 33177 Shelter 3

Directions: Enter Park off Eureka and SW 127 Avenue – Shelter 3 is the second shelter on the left.

When: Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Time: 8:30 am

Long sleeves, pants, hat and sunscreen is recommended. To speed up the sign up process you may bring signed waiver attached.