Stories written by Inna Kartunova

How we spent this summer. Specialty Camps — Camps of Choice

How we spent this summer. Specialty Camps — Camps of Choice

City of Sunny Isles Beach has completed another successful program: Summer Camps 2013, provided by Cultural and Community Services at Pelican Community Park. Almost 600 children were able to attend those camps this summer. Along with the general and sport camps, 10 weeks of Specialty Camps were offered in 6 exciting specialties: Fine Art, Movie […]

Spring blooms at the Sunny Isles Beach Community Center

Spring blooms at the Sunny Isles Beach Community Center

Since Pelican Community Park opened in 2008, the facility has become a true cultural center advocating arts, sports and recreation to our residents. A team of dedicated employees from Cultural and Community Services work together to offer a variety of programs for all tastes and ages: Fine Arts, Yoga, Languages, Computers, Poets & Writers Forum, […]

MiniFlow — Florida Licensing on Wheels returns to Sunny Isles Beach

MiniFlow — Florida Licensing on Wheels returns to Suny Isles Beach

MiniFlow, Florida Licensing on Wheels program resumes its service in Sunny Isles Beach on Friday, March 8, 2013, 9:30 am–2:30 pm, at the City of Sunny Isles Beach Government Center, 18070 Collins Avenue. MiniFlow – the mobile Florida Driver License and Photo ID renewal service is provided by Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor […]

Pelican Community Park shows Beauty and the Beast

Pelican Community Park shows Beauty and the Beast

On Wednesday, November 28, students of Pelican Community Park’s Musical Theater program performed Beauty and the Beast, a children’s play based on the famous Walt Disney musical. As the PCP tradition goes, these end-of-the-session showcases are free of charge and open to students of afterschool program, families and friends of the performing students, City employees, […]

Dancing Through the Decades at Holiday Ball 2012

Dancing Through the Decades at Holiday Ball

On Saturday, December 15, the City of Sunny Isles Beach hosted the annual Holiday Ball at Pelican Community Park. More than a hundred residents came to the Community Center for the traditional evening of dinner and dancing. Some of the prominent City officials and activists with their friends and families came to celebrate the holidays […]

Spring Fling Blossoms in Sunny Isles Beach

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More than a hundred residents came to Pelican Community Park on Saturday, March 10, for the annual Spring Fling event sponsored by the City of Sunny Isles Beach. Some of the prominent City officials and activists with their families were present at the event: Vice Mayor Lewis J. Thaler, City Manager Alan Cohen, Dennis Stubbolo, […]

Specialty Camps – Special Fun

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By Inna Kartunova…. City of Sunny Isles Beach has completed another successful program: Summer Camps 2011, provided by the joint efforts of Pelican Community Park’s staff. Almost 500 children were able to attend those camps this summer. Along with traditional camps, the city had offered a number of Specialty Camps this summer: Musical Theatre, Circus, […]

Spring Fling is a success with residents

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By Inna Kartunova…. Pelican Community Park celebrated Spring with a dinner dance for the adults and seniors of Sunny Isles Beach. The Spring Fling was held on Saturday, March 26th. More than 50 residents dined on a buffet of Cesar salad, warm spring rolls, baked ziti, lasagna and chicken marsala. Desserts included an array of […]

‘The Lion King’ roars to life at Pelican Community Park

Students perform the Musical Theatre “Work in Progress” number from the Lion King.

By Inna Kartunova…. The Pelican Community Park’s very own Youth Musical Theatre “Work in Progress” took the stage on March 30 as they brought a piece of the famous Broadway Musical The Lion King to life. Students presented a small extract from a magnificent and pulsing spectacle driven by primal African rhythms. The viewers could […]

Merry Wedding at Pelican Community Park

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By Inna Kartunova…. On Saturday, January 29, Sunny Isles Beach resident Maria Teresa Espinoza and Hugo Sanchez, from Houston, Texas, had an unforgettable wedding reception at Pelican Community Park. What made this day exceptionally special for the family was that the bride Maria Teresa was also honored to be Godmother to her new baby niece […]

Youth Holiday Showcase at Pelican Community Park

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By Inna Kartunova…. On December 15, students of Pelican Community Park’s Musical Theatre and Ballroom Dancing programs presented a special showcase to celebrate the Holiday Season 2010 and to show their accomplishments of the fall session. More than 60 families and friends came to watch their performance. The audience enjoyed both acts of the show […]

Sunny Isles Beach resident weds at Pelican Community Park

Wedding at Pelican Community Park

By Inna Kartunova… On a nice and breezy Saturday night, October 9, 2010, Pelican Community Center was converted into a beautifully decorated wedding hall for a big rental event for a resident of Sunny Isles Beach. Resident of Winston Tower 600, Ena Blake married Raymond Scopes of Essex, England. More than 100 guests came to […]

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