Sunday, April 19, 2015

A regular on the Sunday bicycle ride - man's best friend loves to ride.

This bike riding family was first posted April 6, 2015 - as the Photo of the day (CLICK HERE). The pup who appears to enjoy bicycling, is seen again riding Palmetto Bay. 
Again, I wonder if Lil Timmy would join the ride?

Earth Week - the events have begun in Palmetto Bay! Join us. Photos of the day - Bird Watching Workshop

I am posting some photos from the Sunday morning, April 19, ”Bird Watching Workshop” held at Thalatta Estate. Participants learned about birds that inhabit the shoreline of Thalatta Estate and Ludovici Park. A great event and great use of Thalatta Estate.

Council woman Karyn Cunningham joined me to observe. It was a beautiful day on our backyard on the bay. A great time was had by the participants.  Check the website/e-news blast (CLICK HERE) for more events.

Sifting through their 'Bird Pellet'

Guess what I found! A mouse skull.

Enjoying a beautiful day on the bay!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Earth Week Special - Shopping for a cause - April 22, 2015 - Whole Foods


Citizens is excited to announce that they are the recipients of the Whole Foods 5% Day Grant!!!!

Join Citizens on Earth Day, April 22, 2015, at 4 different Whole Foods locations! The Whole Foods Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Downtown, and South Beach stores will be donating 5% of their net sales for the day to Citizens to further our environmental programming in south Florida! 

Come visit their information booths, do your shopping, and celebrate Earth Day by supporting environmental education! 

(CLICK HERE to view more information from their e-blast)

The mission of Citizens for a Better South Florida is to provide environmental education, particularly to the diverse underserved community, that inspires active stewardship and preservation of the south Florida environment.
Citizens for a Better South Florida envisions a south Florida where people preserve and protect the environment because they understand the connections between their actions and the resultant impacts on their neighborhood, the local community, and ultimately the global community. 
Citizens for a Better South Florida's purpose is community-based conservation of natural resources through environmental education and outreach.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Return of the Bike-B-Que to wrap up Earth Week events - Pametto Bay - Cutler Bay joint event

Return of the Bike-B-Que to wrap Earth Week events

"Let's ride!" Who is up for a nice family bike ride along historic Old Cutler? I have blogged and posted on Facebook about it, now join us.  Read the Palmetto Bay News article by Gary Alan Ruse (link above or-) "Return of the 'Bike-B-Que' to wrap up Earth Week Events."

Earth Week’s activities will conclude with a special event conducted jointly by the Village of Palmetto Bay and the Town of Cutler Bay. The “Bike- B-Que” returns on Saturday, Apr. 25, with free food, music and fun activities.
A police escorted 5.5-mile bike ride along a scenic route will begin at Lakes by the Bay Park, 8551 SW 216 St. in Cutler Bay. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m.

This will be a fun, family event as, according to Palmetto Bay Parks and Recreation director Fanny Carmona- Gonzalez: “We’re going to have different raffles with prizes throughout the event,” Carmona- Gonzalez said. “We’re going to have music. It’s just a fun family day; it’s open to anybody.”

Thank you sponsors, who include Bike 305, StateFarm Insurance, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Safe Kids.

Pre-registration forms are available at or at Forms will be accepted until Thursday, Apr. 23, 4 p.m., via fax to 305-259- 1290 or email to

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Local High School performances - the Musical Comedy "Curtains" at Palmetto Senior High

Last two performances of Curtains at Palmetto Senior High -- tonight (Wednesday, April 15) and Thursday night at 7:00 p.m.  Only $10.00.

Your Palmetto students might be able to get extra credit for attending. 

Meredith has her big role tonight, chorus Thursday. 

It's a very professional show!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Earth Week is coming - beginning April 19 and running through April 26. Link to official Palmetto Bay information.

Palmetto Bay is committed to Earth Day in such a big way, we take a full week to celebrate. Villagers of all ages are invited to take part in a wide range of way green activities, all free to the public, April 19-26. Here's what we have planned for Earth Week 2015:
The Kayak trips have been very popular - I had to wait for a cancellation to get my family into a trip - and it was worth the wait and effort! Don't miss out! 

See below for a schedule of events and CLICK HERE to view the Palmetto Bay "Village Green" Page for more information and updates as they occur.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Photo of the day - Woodpeckers getting the nest ready to move in

I took these photos today (Monday, 4/13/15) using my cell phone. These photo are of a Woodpecker carving out a nest into a dead palm out front of the house.

Welcome to the neighborhood.

2015 Palmetto Bay Food and Country Music Festival - the Hal Feldman wrap up

A great time was had by all who attended the 2015 Florida Rock Stars "Food & Country Music Festival"

- see Hal Feldman's report - links below.

Florida Rock Stars will return in November for their 4th annual Palmetto Bay Food & Rock Festival. You can check for advance tickets here.

Held April 4, 2015, the Palmetto Bay Food & Country Music Festival featured Jade Sanders, Cutler Stew, Rough Shot, Grayson Rogers and County Line Road. There was great local food and vendors showing their wares...

Read the complete story at:

Hal Feldman, Realtor®
Video report posted below.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Photos of the Day - Welcome to the neighborhood - Cross Fit Demand - Palmetto Bay

Our current village council has an open door/welcome policy to quality businesses in Palmetto Bay. 

It was my privilege to welcome another new business to our Village. My first in gym clothes! 

Cross Fit Demand officially "Cut the Ribbon" on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  

Welcome to the neighborhood.

Friday, April 10, 2015

We have a firm location - Old Cutler North - Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Station site.

I can confirm that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue did in fact close on the property for the fire station on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - this is the property located on the North End of OCPC, East side of Old Cutler. Miami-Dade County is now the owner of that property. They are moving forward to further enhance life-safety in the Villages of Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest.
Property located within the red box - above - photo Google Earth
The site does not look like much right now. The value to the life-safety of this area will be immeasurable.  The Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest Communities look forward to enhanced life-safety service in the area.  Your life, or the life of a friend or loved one, might just be saved by service brought closer by this new station.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Palmetto Bay Earth Week events kick off this week - Master Gardener Terri Stephen and the UF/Miami-Dade County Extension programs at Thalatta

Earth Week?  Let's celebrate it by holding special events throughout the entire month! 

Parks & Rec, in conjunction with Master Gardener Terri Stephen and the UF/Miami-Dade County Extension, hosts a series of educational programs focusing on responsible gardening.

The series begins Wednesday at 7 pm with a one-hour discussion/Q&A on Ladybugs. Come learn from our resident expert about this delightful creature.

Wednesday, April 8, 7 p.m.
RSVP by April 7
Thalatta Estate Park

Monday, April 6, 2015

Join us as Paws 4 You Rescue's second ever Run FUR Fun 5K - Sunday, April 26, 4:00 PM

Join us on Sunday, April 26 for Paws 4 You Rescue's second ever Run FUR Fun 5K at the Killian Greens Golf Club located at 9980 SW 104th St.

Runners will also participate in and enjoy a wonderful post-race expo with over 30 vendors and various food trucks, all to benefit Paws 4 You, Miami-Dade County’s premier dog rescue organization.

Paws 4 You is a non-profit, 501C (3) which relies on individual contributions from the community it serves to take care of close to 100 homeless dogs as they await permanent adoptions. The purpose of the Run-FUR-Fun 5K is to raise money for the new Paws 4 You “retreat” and to continue develop awareness for the hundreds of dogs on the streets and in Miami Dade Animal Services who need loving homes.

The Run-FUR-Fun 5K will give us all the opportunity to enjoy an exciting outdoor event with our own dogs and families while raising funds to support a very important cause. In order to make this an amazing event, we need you! Here is a link to view the pictures of last year's race.

Event officials have taken the next step and are working with Split Second Timing to make this 2015 race an officially timed race. They will also provide all online support for the runners as well as providing online registration. 

Please check their website for more information at

Photo of the day - biking with Man's best friend

We ran across this family out for their Sunday family bike ride - here crossing the Chinese Bridge at Deering Estate (other family members not pictured)- this is true extended family cycling. 

I wonder if Lil Timmy would join the ride?