Miami Gardens’ New Mayor Takes Office


At the August 14, 2012 General Election for the City of Miami Gardens, the voters overwhelmingly elected Oliver Gilbert to serve as their Mayor for the next four (4) years. Gilbert is no novice to public office; originally appointed in 2006, by then Mayor Shirley Gibson, Gilbert served an unexpired term in At-Large Seat Six […]

Mayor Gibson honored at New Way Fellowship Baptist Church for her dedication to The City of Miami Gardens

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Bishop Billy Baskin and New Way Fellowship Baptist Church honored one of their own Sunday, June 24 at their 10:45 service. The Mayor of The City of Miami Gardens, Shirley Gibson, a long-time member of the congregation, was feted and celebrated for her nine years of dedicated service to the City, as well as her […]

2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is a convertible SUV

I was driving down South Dixie Highway in the new 2012 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and a guy pulled alongside me at the traffic light in a BMW6 series blowing his horn. “That car is unbelievable!” he said. Well, after a week of driving this unusual automobile, I can only agrees, the CrossCabriolet is a great […]

The Enrico Dairy Farmhouse Receives Historic Designation

On May 23, 2012 the Miami-Dade County Historic Preservation Board officially designated the Enrico Dairy Farmhouse as Miami Gardens’ second historic structure. The Sunshine State Arch or Arch of Industry was the first designated historic structure in the City. Located along N.W. 12th Avenue just north of Miami Gardens Drive, the Farmhouse represents the City […]

Carol City Community Center, Inc. Awards the City of Miami Gardens $10,882.00 Gift for Upgrades to the Betty T. Ferguson Recreational Complex

The City of Miami Gardens City Council received a $10, 882.90 gift from the Carol City Community Center, Inc., (CCCC) Foundation. The organization presented the City with a check during the July 11, 2012 City Council Meeting. Recognizing the City’s budget challenges, the board of the CCCC decided to designate a specific contribution to the […]

The City’s Art in Public Places Program (AIPP) announces new Public Art installations

The City of Miami Gardens City Council proudly passed an ordinance adopting the City’s own Art in Public Places (AIPP) program during the September 8, 2010 City Council Meeting. The Art in Public Places program is designed to enhance the aesthetic environment of the City of Miami Gardens by implementing works of art on public […]

Mayor Gibson looks back—and towards the future

As the first and only Mayor of Miami Gardens, the third largest city in Miami- Dade County, Shirley Gibson—who is coming to the end of her term— has had nine years of experience leading her constituents through adversity and positive change, resulting in numerous successes in changing the quality of life of the residents and […]

How to Create the Life You Want – Lessons from Highway to a Husband


When I was asked to be a keynote speaker at the first annual Women’s International Holistic Conference, my first reaction was OF COURSE! My second reaction… UH OH, WHAT SHOULD I SPEAK ABOUT? Turns out, when I prepare a motivational presentation sharing my thoughts and personal life experiences, I speak from the heart and it […]

City breaks ground on new Municipal Complex

Councilwoman Felicia S. Robinson, Councilman Aaron Campbell Jr., Councilman David Williams Jr., Vice Mayor, Oliver Gilbert III., Mayor Shirley Gibson, and Councilwoman Lisa C. Davis.

Last month Mayor Shirley Gibson and the City Council invited the residents and businesses of the City to participate in the ground breaking ceremony for the City’s new $50 million, 138,000 square feet Platinum L.E.E.D. (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Miami Gardens Municipal Complex that will be located at 18591 NW 27th Ave. The […]

Tasting for Charity in Miami Garden


There’s nothing like food and wine—and a good cause—to bring people together and that’s exactly what the II Annual Taste in the Gardens did on Thursday, May 17th, in the City of Miami Gardens. More than 300 people joined in the fun and festivities in the Mercedes-Benz of Miami Showroom, 1200 NW 167th Street, Miami […]

Get Ready for Miami Gardens’ Hurricane Season NOW!


Since the hurricane season is here, we all should be ready to anticipate the possible dangers. One big thing is to be prepared and the time is, NOW! The predictions this year calls for 12 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 2 major hurricanes. It only takes one of these storms to hit South Florida; therefore, […]

South Florida Commuters Encouraged to Pledge to Ride Transit as Part of National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 21


Local transit agencies offer chance to win monthly transit passes Recognizing our challenging economic times and the need for people to reduce living costs, Broward County Transit, Palm Tran, Miami-Dade Transit, South Florida Commuter Services, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail and Florida Department of Transportation are working together to promote the benefits of public transportation […]

The City of Miami Gardens is looking for First-Time Homebuyers


Have you heard of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program? The City of Miami Gardens received $8,806,456 of Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The intent of these funds is to return vacant, foreclosed or abandoned residential properties to viable owner occupied homes as quickly as possible. Through the […]

Military Makeover: A Cut Above the Rest! Miami Lakes Stylist Provides Free Makeover To Returning Soldiers’ Wife


Miami Lakes professional stylist Carlo Krockel recently named Vikki Fernandez as the recipient of a free makeover in honor of those who serve in uniform. Vikki Fernandez is sponsored by American Legion Post 32 in Hialeah. Krockel, a veteran himself, decided to honor veterans this month as part of his year-long makeover series. Fernandez, is […]

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