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International Regatta returning on Mar. 7 to Marine Stadium Basin

The 37th Annual Miami International Regatta will return to the Miami Marine Stadium Basin on Sunday, Mar. 7. This year, the regatta will be bigger and better than ever. More than 2,500 participants and spectators from the United States and South America are expected. In addition to the many teams that eagerly return to Miami […]

Beacon Council announces 8th annual award winners

The Beacon Council, Miami-Dade County’s official economic development organization, has announced the winners of the Eighth Annual Beacon Awards. This year’s awards will be presented on Wednesday, Apr. 7, at Jungle Island. The most prestigious honor of the evening, the Jay Malina Award, will be presented to Brian E. Keeley, president and CEO of Baptist […]

Grove’s Residences at Vizcaya scheduled for opening in April

Residences at Vizcaya, a newly designed residential condominium, has announced that construction is well underway with completion slated for April. Set on two acres, the development includes 18 sophisticated condominium residences, ideally located in the vibrant Coconut Grove community. The Residences at Vizcaya developer chose this prime site because of its stunning water views, central […]

The Grove Spot: ‘In place’ for locals to congregate

Olav Smit has called Coconut Grove home for 16 years, arriving in 1994. “I like the Grove,” he said. “I’ve lived around the world and aside from my parents’ house where I was born the Grove is the second place I’ve lived the longest. The Grove is my home; the people are nice and the […]

Abigail Williams Crowned Miss Miami Gardens 2010

Last month the City of Miami Gardens crowned its new queen, Miss Abigail Williams to represent the City in the 2010 Miss Florida pageant and serve as role model for the young women in the City. Miss Williams, along with four other beautiful young ladies competed for the coveted crown on the campus of Florida […]

City of Miami Gardens Mayor, Shirley Gibson and City Council Officially Jump Starts

The City of Miami Gardens Stand Up! Be Heard! Be Counted! 2010 Complete Count Census initiative officially kickedoff Monday, March 1, 2010 with radio Public Service Announcements by Mayor Shirley Gibson, distribution of City branded posters and flyers. Direct mail delivery of the City’s community park mailer and two (2) scheduled City sponsored Census Education […]

XO Employees Show Their Generosity

XO Communications Services a Miami Gardens-based company, announced a matching contribution program for employees interested in donating to the American Red Cross for Haiti Earthquake disaster relief. XO is an advanced telecommunications company that specializes in high-capacity nationwide and metro networks and broadband wireless capabilities. In just three weeks, XO employees have donated $16,870 to […]

Breast Cancer Door to Door Outreach Offers Free Mammograms to Uninsured Women

Miami, Florida – Andrea Ivory, internationally recognized 2009 Top Ten CNN Hero, breast cancer survivor, and founder of The Florida Breast Health Initiative knows that early detection saves lives, because it saved hers. She founded the Florida Breast Health Initiative (FBHI), the premiere source of free door to door breast health awareness, education and screening […]

Fifth annual Jazz in the Gardens at Sun Life Stadium, Mar. 20-21

The City of Miami Gardens has announced the star-studded lineup for the fifth annual “Jazz in the Gardens” — hosted by No. 1 rated, nationally syndicated radio personality Tom Joyner — taking place on Saturday, Mar. 20, and Sunday, Mar. 21, at Sun Life Stadium, 2269 Dan Marino Blvd. in Miami Gardens. Confirmed artists include […]

City of Miami Gardens Get’s an ‘A’ rating from Standard & Poor’s

The City of Miami Gardens has received an ‘A’ issuer credit rating (ICR) from the leader of worldwide financial market intelligence, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) at the close of 2009. It was the City’s first try at a national bond rating. The City of Miami Gardens which was incorporated in 2003 and has an estimated […]

Seconds count in an emergency

The Miami Gardens Police Department has recently implemented an emergency notification system. The City is now using the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, which is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications and distribution of information considered to be important to our residents. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of […]

Importance of Census 2010 to Miami Gardens

It’s all politics: power and money. How do states and local governments get some of the money they need to provide certain services? Well, parts of those funds are provided by the federal government based on information collected by returned letters mailed out to every household address in the United States. It is important that […]

Lulu’s Carwash Official Grand Opening

On Saturday, December 5, 2009, Lulu’s Carwash held its official grand opening. Lulu’s Carwash is a private, family-owned business, committed to delivering a high quality and customer friendly car wash. The first Lulu’s is now open at 17551 Northwest 27th Avenue in Miami Gardens, Fl. Over 200 cars were washed with proceeds being donated to […]

2010 Census Cautions*

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises people to be cooperative, but cautious, so as not to become a victim of fraud or identity theft . . . Eventually, more than 140,000 U.S. Census workers will count every person in the United States and will gather information about every person living at each address including name, […]

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