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Samson Oceanfront Park Improvements

Beachgoers who trek to the ocean may have recently noticed a partial closure of the northern walkway of our beautiful Samson Oceanfront Park. This temporary closure is necessary while improvements to the facilities are underway. These renovations will benefit both the residents and visitors who stay on our shores. If you are a longtime resident, […]

Be on time for the 12th Annual Egg Scramble

Be on time for the 12th Annual Egg Scramble

Parents and kids line up early outside the gates of Fred Maas Baseball Field at Pelican Community Park on 18115 North Bay Road each year in anticipation of the City’s Annual Egg Scramble. The air is filled with the vibrations of excited children. Then, promptly at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 30, Mayor Norman S. […]

As the SIB Website turns 10, New Web & Media Specialist takes on redesign

As the SIB Website turns 10,, New Web & Media Specialist takes on redesign

Amid much fanfare, the City of Sunny Isles Beach website was launched in February 2003. Special exhibits were displayed at Samson Oceanfront Park showcasing the City’s past, present and future; and a fireworks display was presented as a grand finale to the evening! As with any technology, makeovers and revisions are needed on a regular […]

It’s that time of the year again, look out for Manatees

The winter season is under way and manatees are moving into the more shallow waters to escape the cold Atlantic Ocean. This means boaters in and around Sunny Isles Beach must be extra cautious and observe the posted manatee speed limit signs. The manatees are slow-moving vegetarians who feed upon plant life located in the […]

Annual Winter Fest held at Samson Oceanfront Park

Annual Winter Fest held at Samson Oceanfront Park

On Saturday, December 1st more than 1,000 people enjoyed an evening of winter fun, Sunny Isles Beach style. A combination of entertainment and interactive activities provided fun for all ages. The SIB Cheerleading Academy and Peaches School of Dance showed off the many talents of the young people in our City. A DJ provided the […]

Sunny Isles Beach signs Sister City agreement with Taormina, Italy

Sunny Isles Beach signs Sister City agreemennt with Taormina, Itaaly

On Monday, November 19, 2012, the twinning between the City of Sunny Isles Beach and Taormina, Italy was formalized in the David P. Samson Commission Chambers (18070 Collins Avenue). The mayors of both municipalities signed the agreement for this program which falls under the auspices of Sister Cities International (SCI). “SCI is a nonprofit citizen […]

Sunny Isles Beach sggs Sister City agreemennt with Taormina, Itaaly

Sunny Isles Beach sggs Sister City agreemennt with Taormina, Itaaly

On Monday, November 19, 2012, the twinning between the City of Sunny Isles Beach and Taormina, Italy was formalized in the David P. Samson Commission Chambers (18070 Collins Avenue). The mayors of both municipalities signed the agreement for this program which falls under the auspices of Sister Cities International (SCI). “SCI is a nonprofit citizen […]

Season with Winter Fest in Sunny Isles Beach

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The City of Sunny Isles Beach will hold its annual celebration of winter at Samson Oceanfront Park (17425 Collins Avenue) from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Saturday, December 1, 2012. A park lighting ceremony is planned, along with winter fun for residents and visitors. The City of Sunny Isles Beach invites residents to come out […]

Cancer Walk held in memory of past president, Madi Thaler

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On a sunny Sunday in October, The Madi Thaler Memorial Breast Cancer Walk-a-Thon was held to honor Madi Thaler, past President of the Simcha Chapter of Hadassah. More than 350 people gathered to walk and raise money for cancer research. Surviving spouse, Sunny Isles Beach Vice Mayor Lewis J. Thaler, was on hand to address […]

Veterans don’t miss your chance

The Veterans Wall at Heritage Park (19200 Collins Avenue) displays the names of Sunny Isles Beach residents that have served our country in the military. Every year new names of Sunny Isles Beach residents who have served in the United States Armed Forces are added to the wall. The Veterans Day ceremony is held on […]

American Cancer Society, Relay for Life held at Heritage Park

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On Saturday, August 4th, despite the threat of inclement weather, the Sunny Isles Beach/Golden Beach/Aventura Relay for Life to raise money for the fight against cancer was held at Heritage Park in Sunny Isles Beach. The evening was filled with music, exercise and some great snacks. Presentations of medals were made to the survivors by […]

Miss Sunny Isles Beach Competes in the Miss Florida USA Pageant

Miss Sunny Isles Beach, Ana Perez (right)

Our own Miss Sunny Isles Beach, Ana Perez, was interviewed on local Channel 10 news July 10th as she checked in with other statewide contestants at the Westin Diplomat. Miss Perez was also chosen to be interviewed as a featured contestant on Good Morning America in the July 11th pageant segment! We here at Sunny […]

4 Seasons Arts Ballet Theatre Performance was Phenomenal

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In the last Wednesday evening in May residents were treated to an exquisite performance by the Arts Ballet Theatre of Florida. An appreciative crowd of residents viewed the performance by the dancers appearing on the cafeteria stage at the Norman S. Edelcup SIB K-8 School. Dancers performed numbers from Don Quixote, the Paquita Variation, Talisman […]

SIB Branch Library extends hours

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For budgetary reasons last fall, the Miami-Dade County Library System reduced library hours across the county, including at the Sunny Isles Beach Branch Library. The library was able to reduce staff and cover one eight hour shift each day, but in the process completely eliminated service on one day. As a result, patrons who arrive […]

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