The Girl Scouts of the United States of America is 100 years old on March 12th, and in honor of the occasion Town Councilmember Sue Loyzelle is hosting a special reception at Town Hall on Wednesday, March 21st at 5:45 p.m. Town Hall is located at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard. Then right after the reception, at 7:00 p.m., the Town Council Meeting takes place, during which a proclamation will be presented. Cutler Bay Girl Scouts are invited to attend both, but please RSVP to the Town Clerk at 305-234-4262 by March 19th.
Girl Scouting began in 1912 when Savannah, GA native Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low gathered 18 girls to provide them the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. During the past 100 years, “Girl Scouting has helped build millions of girls and women of courage, confidence, and character who act to make the world a better place.”
Want to serve? The vacancy sign is out and we hear that the Town of Cutler Bay is seeking residents interested in serving on the “Communities For A Lifetime” Advisory Committee. This committee will focus on “strengthening collaboration between local aging organizations and many community partners while recognizing the diverse needs of our senior residents and the unique contribution they can make to our community.” Residents interested in applying to serve should provide a resume, a list of qualifications, a statement or any other relevant information to the Town Clerk’s office by Monday, March 12 to be considered by the council at its March 21 meeting. Got questions? Call the Clerk at 305-234-4262, or ask in person at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Suite 105, Cutler Bay, Florida 33189.
Calendar change! If you thought you missed the next meeting of the Educational Compact Advisory Committee, which was supposed to be held on Wednesday, February 22, cheer up. The meeting has been rescheduled to March 7 at 5:00 p.m. at Town Hall.
Mysterious Moon! On Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Southern Cross Astronomical Society’s Dr. James and Barbara Natland reveal the dark side of the Moon and other lunar mysteries. James is an instructor at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Sciences; wife, Barbara, is a NASA educator. The free SCAS program includes prizes, food and discussions at the FIU Physics Bldg. CP-145 Lecture Hall, Modesto Maidique campus. Park in campus garages at SW 109 Avenue/SW 8 Street and follow the signs to CP-145. For information, call 305-661-1375 or visit www.scas.org.
Dadeland Mall set “to undergo a significant redevelopment” with summer construction of a two-story building housing called “an enviable group of restaurants, each with patio seating offering stunning views from the upper level overlooking Kendall Drive and a new wing of retailers on the lower level.” Demolition of the former Limited/Express building makes way for a projected opening in spring, 2013. The new structure tabbed ‘Kendall Wing’ will include a ‘Fashion Runway,’ tree sculptures, fountain, and (don’cha’ know?) a luxury valet with distinctive valet canopies, reports Dadeland manager Maria Prado.
Miami-Dade Parks calling for seasonal job applicants for summer program staffing with applications accepted until March 23 for a variety of jobs including pool managers, lifeguards, park service aides, and recreation leaders. Applicants (17 or older) must sign up via the county’s online employment application at www.miamidade.gov/jobs and must contact the Miami-Dade Park where they wish to work. For parks, phone numbers and addresses, visit www.miamidade.gov/parks or call 305-755-7898.
Thought of the Day: As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will solemnly vote against their own interests. — Gore Vidal Gary
Alan Ruse and Richard Yager contributed to this column.
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