Everyone attending the city’s “Booogie by the Beach” Halloween event Friday Oct. 26 and Saturday Oct. 27 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Pelican Community Park is sure to have fun celebrating the city’s monster success plus all the treats with no tricks that make enjoying the booo-tiful life in the City of Sunny Isles Beach something to howl about!
In a spooktaclular turn of events, Sunny Isles Beach has transitioned from a past its prime vacation destination – into an ultra-luxurious resort/residential community, becoming internationally renowned as “Florida’s Riviera.” While some other cities may be haunted by crime and declining infrastructures, vast improvements since the city incorporated in 1997 have progressed so fast - it’s almost scary! TELLING ‘BOAST STORIES’
It was quite a frightful sight to see the old rundown motels that used to line Collins Avenue – but now, the wicked toll of time has been vanquished. Devilishly clever developers have invested millions to build exclusive oceanfront resorts and condominiums generating giant tax revenues that fund supernatural beautification and capital improvement projects.
Thanks to the Sunny Isles Beach Police Department, nefarious criminals sucking the lifeblood out of the city’s image were run out of town and police response times improved so dramatically, officers are now on the scene almost before anyone can shriek for help! Due to vigilant traffic patrol, speed demons are also disappearing from city streets.
Since there’s never a skeleton crew at Government Center, citizens benefit from efforts made by expert department heads and members of city staff – always collaborating to enhance quality of life. The City Commission also routinely holds meetings and workshops to discuss important issues and elicit public opinion knowing you can’t rely on witchcraft to make progress magically happen.
In an effort to prevent any future hurricane horror stories, the city has an emergency disaster plan in place and has passed ordinances pertaining to compliance with building codes and repairing and/or demolishing unsafe structures. Knowing South Florida weather can change as drastically as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the city will also ensure construction sites are secured, mandatory evacuations proceed smoothly, traffic continues to flow and lines of communication remain open.
Especially good news for families with children is bats are now “swinging” around the little league baseball field enhancing Pelican Community Park. Every mummy and daddy is also thrilled the city’s “grade A” school is providing even more proof the city is imbued with “Adams Family values.” Just in case any little green men ever land in the city, they’re sure to feel right at home at parks throughout the city providing an abundance of green, open space. And now, the city is also planning to build even more parks at the south end of the Sunny Isles Beach in keeping with goals to create and maintain a tropical-style enchanted forest.
More music to the ears of all those who appreciate community unity is even the Phantom of the Opera would smile at the city’s popular Sunny Serenade concerts – plus the successful Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest garnering great notoriety for the city while benefitting worthy causes like Joshua’s Heart Foundation. To find out about upcoming activities and events planned by the city’s Cultural and Community Services Department, be sure to check out the cobwebsite sibfl.net.
Turning to tales from the crypt of history, prior to incorporation, trying to get better services from the county was almost as contentious as a battle between Freddy vs. Jason. But now, Sunny Isles Beach residents enjoy the best services and highest quality of life combining to create the perfect municipal love potion.
Developers now know without “giving back” their projects don’t stand a ghost of a chance in Sunny Isles Beach! Make no bones about it - the monster success of luxurious oceanfront properties has also spawned attack of the killer capital improvements and beautification projects.
Leaving no tombstone unturned, when it comes to finding dedicated leaders, there’s no need for a séance or Ouija board to call upon the “always at your service” Sunny Isles Beach City Commission: Mayor Norman S. Edelcup, Vice Mayor Lewis Thaler, Comm. George “Budd” Scholl, Comm. Jeanette Gatto and Comm. Isaac Aelion. Returning City Manager Christopher Russo, Police Chief Fred Maas, department heads and members of city staff are also part of the “Who ‘ya gonna call? Goal busters!” team on a mission to make the best even better.
And if you didn’t already have a séance to predict the future, on Nov. 6, Sunny Isles Beach residents will go to the polls to vote for a City Commissioner representing the southern residential area - seat 3. Incumbent City Commissioner George “Bud” Scholl, seeking his second four-year term, is being opposed by Harvey Busch, Chair of the City Advisory Committee. Since attorney Jennifer Levin was the only candidate qualifying for the northern residential area - seat 1 (being vacated by Vice Mayor Lewis Thaler due to term limits), Levin will be automatically elected.
So whether you come to the Booogie by the Beach event in costume or come as you are - you’re sure to be wearing a big smile while enjoying games, rides, music, crafts, entertainment, great food, and a spooky haunted house – all highlighting the boootiful life making Sunny Isles Beach such a monster success…
Booogie by the Beach
- the community’s invited –
Howl at the moon, bring the kids,
Another fun city event bringing people
– Let’s all hope for picture perfect weather!
Come as a ghoul, a goblin or a ghost –
Join in three-cheers
and a non-bubbly toast!
Have a great time and a happy Halloween –
Here’s to Sunny Isles Beach –
the best city ever seen!
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