The City Commission Agenda

Commissioner Jeanette Gatto

Please join us in the Commission Chambers at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2014. The meeting opens with a special presentation honoring the City of Sunny Isles Beach with the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for Fiscal Year 2013/2014. There are four Ordinances on the Agenda for first reading: Amending […]

Education- Never Underestimate the Value or the Gift

#34 School Trust Donation Wall Photo by David Gartner

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014, Robert P. Nolan was officially installed on the “Wall of Giving” at the Mayor Norman Edelcup K- 8 Community School in Sunny Isles Beach. Strange thing about this installation, Robert Nolan, never gave a dime towards the benefit or progress of the school. He didn’t have to, others did it […]

We need your help

It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words and I think this photo, of one of our ownerless cats, and these two paragraphs pretty much typify what many residents think regarding the ownerless cats in the city. There are those that would much rather not see the cats around the streets […]

Where in the world is the Sunny Isles Beach Sun? Perhaps…. in Boracay, Philipines

Boracay, Philippines

Irving Feder holds a copy of the Sunny Isles Beach Sun Community Newspaper at a Boracay Island, Philippines landmark. Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km (196 mi) south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. Boracay Island and […]

Real Estate Agent Lana Bell, honored by The Top 100

#36 Lana Bell High-Res

Those of us that live, work and play in Sunny Isles Beach know that the City is a special place. When visitors discover this lovely beachside getaway, they dream of becoming residents in order to enjoy the sunshine and the ocean waters all year long. One resident has been very instrumental in making that dream […]

PASSOVER: Apr. 14, Sundown

Richard C. Schulman

Passover commemorates the oldest recorded struggle for freedom. The tradition of Passover is liberation, holiday of freedom. More than 3,500 years ago, the Jewish people were liberated after 400 years of slavery and bondage, and the Haggadah tells us, they were not only freed, but also left Egypt with great wealth, under the aura of […]

Upcoming Events: March & April 2014

Don Quixote

SUNNY SERENADE 7:30 – 9:00 PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014 HERITAGE PARK, 19200 COLLINS AVENUE Enjoy the sounds of Classic Rock & Roll performed by VIVA. This event is FREE and open to the public. Free parking available at the Heritage Park Garage and under the William Lehman Causeway. MIAMI CITY BALLET DON QUIXOTE 12:45 […]

Music fills the air in Sunny Isles Beach

Alayne Yeash

If you like music, take advantage of the many opportunities to hear quality performances over the next few weeks in our city. As the weeks progress, you can experience a variety of genres both indoors and out. Beginning with the monthly SUNNY SERENADE CONCERT SERIES on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM […]

When it comes to the 40 Year Recertification for Condominiums: A Dollar Spent Is A Dollar Saved


When the City of Sunny Isles Beach was incorporated 16 years ago, many condominiums within the City were already built. Now, several of them are up for the 40 Year Recertification as mandated by Miami Dade County Ordinance No. 75-34. The 40 Year Recertification Ordinance was initially adopted by Miami Dade County in 1975. In […]

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17

Richard C. Schulman

Few celebrations are as exciting as those on behalf of the man who drove the snakes from Ireland. Patrick’s death was believed to be on March 17th in 461 A.D. Patrick’s sainthood is celebrated on that day in March. In addition to the snake legend, he is credited with explaining to the people of Ireland […]

High Beams could mean High ‘Fees’

If you are anything like me, oncoming motorists that insist on driving with their high beam head lights on is seriously annoying. More than an annoyance, this is actually against the law (Florida State Statute 316.238) and carries a hefty $179.00 fine as a “Moving Infraction”. In addition to the fine, points may be assessed […]


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Eligible Miami Dade County Families Can Receive Free Internet Service For Six Months During Special Sign-Up Period Through March 25   Internet Essentials is a broadband adoption program created by Comcast to connect low-income Americans to the power of broadband Internet at home. In just two a half years, the initiative has connected more than […]

Special Help for Special Needs

Russel Lazega

My four-year-old likes to bounce – I mean, really likes to bounce! This kid can spend unimaginable stretches of time airborne reaching fabulous heights and tuning out the world around him. I mean, man, can he bounce! They say it’s a natural product of being caught on the frazzled fringes of the autism spectrum. What […]

Beckham gets Miami excited about MLS Youth Soccer Remains Strong in SIB

Youth Soccer

Do you know how many ways you can say soccer in Sunny Isles Beach? There is Pee Wee Soccer for 3 – 6 year olds, Instructional Soccer for 6 – 10 year olds, SEAS Recreation Soccer League for ages 6 – 12, Travel Soccer for ages 7 – 17, Adult Soccer League for age 17 […]

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Upcoming Events

  1. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 13 @ 10:00 am - May 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. Mommy Fitness and Conditioning

    April 14 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Great Egg Safari

    April 19 @ 11:00 am - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Pasión Burlesque

    April 19 @ 11:00 pm - April 20 @ 2:00 am
  5. Holy Rosary St. Richard Parish’s 13th Annual Easter Sunrise Service @ Deering Estate

    April 20 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am