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Lt. Jorge Carreno is recognized for 30 years service

Lt. Jorge Carreno is recognized for 30 years service

Michael-Miller-photo-210x300Three decades! At the Palmetto Bay Regular Council Meeting on April 7th Lt. Jorge Carreno was formally recognized for his 30 years of dedicated service with the Miami-Dade County Police Department. The Village Mayor, Vice Mayor, and other council members officially recognized Lt. Carreno in Village Hall Chambers as Palmetto Bay Policing Unit Commander Gregory Truitt presented a Lucite plaque to Carreno for his achievement. Members of his family also took part in the ceremony and shared the proud moment. Congratulations, Lieutenant, and thank you for your service to the community.

And the survey says… Can’t say those words without thinking of Richard Dawson on Family Feud, but in this case the subject is the recent survey conducted by the village to determine which movie would be shown during the Earth Week festivities. The Disney film “Frozen” was chosen, probably because it’s a hugely successful hit film with the biggest box office of any animated flick in history. But we can’t help wondering if another factor was that with all the hot weather we’ve been having here lately, a film displaying those icy temperatures just seemed like a really “cool” choice.

But it wasn’t just the movie selection that was covered in the survey questions. Interestingly, according to staff stats, Coral Reef Park was chosen as the most desirable place for Movie Night, with Palmetto Bay Park coming in second and Ludovici Park (the library location) and Thalatta Estate Park tied for third. Those participating in the survey also picked Friday night as their favorite evening for Movie Night, with Saturday second and Thursday and Sunday much lower in the rankings. Not surprising at all was that popcorn was the most favorite snack food brought to Movie Nights, with 67.8 percent of those surveyed preferring it to candy, pizza, fast food, fried chicken, veggies, sandwiches and chips, all of which got significantly lower numbers.

Social Media is the thing these days. Both Cutler Bay and Palmetto Bay have websites, of course, and Palmetto Bay is on Facebook and Twitter, too. Cutler Bay doesn’t seem to be on Facebook yet, but it does have a Twitter account. Both cities have free WI-FI in several of their parks, so their residents can connect with the internet.

Thought for the Day:

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
— Henry Ford

Gary Alan Ruse contributed to this column.

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