Stories written by Susan Simpson

Dr. Robert Cornfeld, a story of a public/private partnership

Dr. Robert Cornfeld, a story of a public/private partnership

Dr. Robert Cornfeld, the longtime owner of the Newport Beachside Resort, has been an advocate for the City since before incorporation. He supported the Concerned Citizens of Northeast Dade for many years by hosting their monthly meetings. He established lifelong friendships with community leaders. He supported city initiatives that led to the transformation of Sunny […]

All Sunny Isles Beach Seniors are the Winners!

All Sunny Isles Beach Seniors are the Winners!

Seniors have another reason to love living in Sunny Isles Beach! Now they have their own social group. SIB Social Seniors Events, Inc., a newly created 501c3 non-profit, is headed by former Commissioner Roslyn Brezin as President and City Advisory Committee member Dennis Stubbolo as Vice President and Treasurer along with former Commissioner Gerry Goodman […]

Pier Park and Parking Lot reopens

Pier Park and Parking Lot reopens

After 18 months of closure due to the demolition and construction of the Newport Fishing Pier in Sunny Isles Beach, Pier Park reopened on Sunday, June 16, 2013. Did you know? Pier Park was the City’s first park. This small parcel of land was owned and operated by Miami- Dade County as Gilbert Samson Memorial […]

Shoppers, drivers and pedestrians all win with the completion of another city project

Shoppers, drivers and pedestrians all win with the completion of another city project

Your next drive or walk at the intersection of 183 Street and Collins Avenue is sure to be safer and less stressful. In a partnership with RK Plaza, the City recently completed a curb cut just south of 183 Street that will allow easier access to CVS, Burger King, BB&T and all the other various […]

SIB High School Seniors receive scholarship awards

SIB High School Seniors receive scholarship awards

What better way to send our graduating high school seniors off to their respective colleges, than with a smile on their face and a check in their hand? That is exactly what happened on the night of April 16, 2013, at the Newport Beachside Resort during the 3rd Annual College Scholarships Awards Dinner for Sunny […]

College bound seniors have no excuse to help themselves in Sunny Isles Beach

In today’s world, getting into certain colleges, even at the state level has become a most difficult challenge. Finding the means to pay for college tuition, room and board, is an even GREATER challenge. Add in a SAGGING ECONOMY, reduced pay and benefits for the parents who are helping to bear the financial burden for […]

15 Years of a World Class City celebrated in style

Current and former commissioners turn over shovels of sand to officially break ground for the new Gateway Park at 151 Sunny Isles Boulevard.

Sunday, June 17, 2012, marked the 15th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Sunny Isles Beach. And to honor this special occasion, the City hosted several events throughout the anniversary week. Here is a brief overview of the festivities: We kicked off the week on Sunday with the World Class City Olympics. Teams […]

The Curtain falls on the final Four Season’s 2010 – 11 Cultural Series


By Susan Simpson…. Encore! Encore! The International String Quartet closed out the 2010 – 2011 Four Season’s Cultural Series to a standing ovation and a call for one more song on Wednesday, August 10, 2011. This Summer Season show featured exceptional local talent that rarely have an opportunity to perform together but when they do, […]

Experience Heritage Park

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By Susan Simpson…. Come take a walk with me through the City’s newest park, Heritage Park. This 4 acre park, although still new having only opened in June 2011, already tells a magnificent story. It starts with the City Commission making a commitment to have a park within safe walking distance for every resident of […]

Fun in the Sun Grand Opening of Heritage Park and 14th Anniversary of the City

City of Sunny Ilses Beach Dedicates New Park

By Susan Simpson…. The City of Sunny Isles Beach served up a spectacular weekend of events to celebrate its 14th Anniversary. Given that parks and public gathering spaces have been a priority for the City Commission, it was most fitting that the festivities kicked off with the dedication of the City’s largest park, Heritage Park […]

The city honors Police Chief Fred Maas with the naming of the baseball field

L to r: Commissioner Jeanette Gatto, Vice Mayor Lewis J. Thaler, Chief Fred Maas, Mayor Norman S. Edelcup, Commissioner Isaac Aelion

By Susan Simpson…. At the 10th Annual Egg Scramble on Saturday, April 23, 2011 the festivities included a special baseball field dedication to celebrate the naming of the field as the Chief Fred Maas Baseball Field. At the November 18, 2010 City Commission meeting, Mayor Edelcup surprised Chief Maas with a resolution to name the […]

10th Annual Egg Scramble held on April 23

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By Susan Simpson…. For the tenth year in a row, the City of Sunny Isles Beach hosted its unique Egg Scramble event. And we still hear the jokes, “Where is breakfast? I thought you were serving scrambled eggs.” Well as always we didn’t serve breakfast. Rather, at Mayor Edelcup’s announcement to “go”, children 12 and […]