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Spotlight On: Field Hockey Coach, Juan Heredia

April 14, 2015 By: Alayne Yeash, Communications Coordinator Field Hockey is played in 112 countries around the world. There is some evidence that the sport began as long as 4,000 years ago. Field hockey was first offered as a clinic at Sunny Isles Beach in 2014. When it caught on with young athletes, it evolved into a regular program. The …

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March 31, 2015 By Commissioner Isaac Aelion According to recent published data by the Miami Dade County Age Friendly Initiative Report, if an individual reaches 65 years of age, it’s likely the person will live until 85. Indeed, the report enlightens that Americans are having fewer children, people are living longer, and the percentage of older adults in Miami Dade …

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Employee Profile: Jermaine Barclay, Recreation Leader

March 31, 2015 Alayne Yeash, Communications Coordinator It is not often that one strikes gold when hiring a recreation leader or sports coach. There are so many factors: do the kids and parents like him, can he handle the kids and discipline when necessary, does he have a good work ethic, and does he really know how to keep the …

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Marine Patrol Sgt. Randazzo is Honored Again for Life Saving Rescues

March 31, 2015 Once again, Sunny Isles Beach Police Department’s Sgt. Bobby Randazzo of the Marine Patrol Unit was honored at the 15th annual Law Enforcement Officers (L.E.O.) awards banquet on March 7, 2015 at Jungle Island. Sergeant Randazzo had been nominated along with his partner from Aventura police department, Officer James Hayton, by both their agencies in the Specialized …

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Reality versus Rumors – Major Initiatives for 2015 and Beyond

March 17, 2015 By Mayor George ‘Bud’ Scholl It is always surprising, and a little amusing, to hear the rumors that circulate regarding what our proposals and plans are for Sunny Isles Beach. The City Commission and City Staff communicate in a fairly direct manner through a variety of means. Even with all our televised meetings, website postings, speeches, articles …

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Sunny Isles Beach Residents Going Bocce

March 17, 2015 Lester Alexander, Athletic Program Coordinator Nestled in the heart of Sunny Isles Beach there is a competition taking place amongst friends, both old and newly acquainted. The competition is mostly friendly. It takes place each winter when the weather in Sunny Isles Beach is pleasant in comparison to the frigid temperatures elsewhere. Most will tell you they …

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Sunny Isles Beach – So attractive we have attracted traffic

March 5, 2015 By Commissioner Dana Goldman There is always a price to pay for success. Our city’s price is traffic congestion. As we have grown from ‘motel row’ to ‘luxury community’, traffic has grown with us. It’s time to take a comprehensive look at this problem so we can continue to grow together. Our oceanfront is seeing a new …

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“Tis the Season of Distraction ⎯ Be Alert, Don’t Be a Victim.”

March 4, 2015 By Chief Fred Maas It can happen any time of year but it is statistically proven that crimes of distraction, leading to theft, are highest during the winter months from November thru March. Why? There are several theories and facts that cause this. Up north, extreme weather especially like this year’s, the worst on record, will drive …

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March 4, 2015 Dr. Annette Weissman, Principal Our NSE SIB teams were prepared and excited to compete at the STEM Expo held on the campus of Miami Dade Community College. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and is an initiative that promotes these areas of learning. Students who belong to the SECME Club apply their skills to design …

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