What does the future have in store for Cutler Bay?

Washington bound? First, if you haven’t already heard about this, Cutler Bay’s Mayor Ed MacDougall is running for Congress — that’s the national level, folks. His campaign website if you want to check it out is www.votemacdougall.us.

Calendar item! The Concerned Citizens of Cutler Bay will host Florida State Representative Erik Fresen as their guest speaker at their meeting at 7-9 p.m., Tuesday June 4, at the Cutler Ridge United Methodist Church, 20740 Old Cutler Road, in Cutler Bay. Mr. Fresen represents District 114 – including the Town of Cutler Bay. This district has recently been re-mapped – forming an elongated district with Cutler Bay geographically isolated from the remainder of the district. For more information call Steve Zarzecki at 305- 255-4351.

If you want to build something in Cutler Bay or are just curious about some of what went into the decisions regarding the new shopping center and Publix Supermarket recently approved, the 2012 Land Development Regulations can be found online at the town’s official website: <www.cutlerbay fl.gov>. And if you have questions or concerns regarding those Regs, please contact Julian H. Perez, Director of Community Development at jperez@cutlerbay-fl.gov or by telephone at 305-234-4262.

Got views on schools? We hear that the Town of Cutler Bay is looking for residents to serve on the Education Advisory Committee, which was created to “study, advise and make recommendations” to the town council on how to improve education and public schools within Cutler Bay. Residents interested in applying to serve should send a resume, a list of qualifications, or other relevant information to the office of town clerk by Friday, June 21. Need more info? Call Town Clerk Debra Eastman at 305-234-4262 or apply in person at 10720 Caribbean Boulevard, Cutler Bay.

Need work? The South Dade Community Job Fair is on Wednesday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Miami Dade College Homestead Campus, located at 500 College Terrace, Homestead, Buildings D & G. It’s hosted by County Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell and Miami Dade College.

Cha-cha your way to fitness? Anais Sori is giving Zumba Gold classes every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Dance Rehearsal Room of the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. Zumba Gold is a series of fitness programs specifically designed to “take the exciting Latin and International dance rhythms created in the original Zumba Program and bring them to the active older adult, the beginner participant, and others.” Cost: $12 per class, $100 for a 10 class card, $180 for a 20 class card. For more info call 786-573-5300 or visit online at www.ZumbaSori.com/BuyTickets. The Cultural Arts Center is located at 10950 SW 211th Street in Cutler Bay.

“Caribbean Night” is hosted by the Coral Gables Knights of Columbus Council 3274. It’s a Dinner/Dance on Saturday, June 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 270 Catalonia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Knights’ annual scholarship fund and other charitable council community events. $65 per person, open to the public. Tickets may be obtained by contacting the Coral Gables Council, telephone: 305-662-4742, or send an email to Fernando Garcia at FGarcia@hinshawlaw.com.

Interested in movies, science fiction or “crowdfunding”? Indie producer Ken Wallace of London and Los Angeles sent us a note to tell us “As movie studios tighten their grip on development, Hollywood producers must search for creative ways to bring their ideas to life, and many see internet crowdfunding as the future of independent story development. Film and Video projects are the most successfully funded category on Kickstarter, with over 25,000 having raised more than $107 million dollars to date.” Wallace is developing one such project, The Amazing Adventures of Victoria Clarke. Ken Wallace Films LLC is partnering with feature film visual effects companies and independent artists to create conceptual designs for the original film property, and plans to build a robust development package using funds raised from an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

For more information visit the Victoria Clarke Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VictoriaClarkeAdventures.

Thought of the Day:

Wishes cost nothing unless you want them to come true.

— Frank Tyger

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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