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On the Latest Election Cycle

Monday, December 5, 2016 — By: Mayor George “Bud” Scholl This year has brought us quite an election season. Between city, county, state and national races, we have all experienced the full process of our democracy unlike we have seen for many years. What I find most interesting is what whether you are running for President of the United States …

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It Has Been an Honor to Serve You

Sunday, December 4, 2016 — By Commissioner Jennifer Levin This is my last article as your Commissioner. During the last four years, the Commission has approved “as of right” condominiums on the ocean and prevented or kept development on the west side of Collins to a minimum. We have voted annually to keep property taxes down and undertook a transportation …

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SIB Students Learn from Historic Election

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — By Vice Mayor Jeanette Gatto Every 4 years the Miami-Dade School Board, through the Department of Social Sciences, conducts a mock election for the Presidency of the United States. The mock election is actually the culmination of several weeks of studies where students learn about the electoral process, and it is a great way to …

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The Best of SIB – 20 Years in Photos

A black and white photo of the Newport Pier in Sunny Isles Beach with a "20 Year" symbol superimposed on top.

Updated: January 12, 2017 — The City of Sunny Isles Beach will celebrate it’s 20th Anniversary in June 2017. Marking 20 years since City electors approved the proposed Municipal Charter for Sunny Isles Beach on June 16, 1997. Sunny Isles Beach was transformed by founders who had a clear vision for what this City could be. What was once a seedy …

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2017 Calendar Photo Contest Winners

November 30, 2016 — Once again the City of Sunny Isles Beach held their annual photo contest, asking residents and visitors to submit their beautiful shots from around the city. Again this year, we had wonderfully talented submissions to choose from. The winners’ photos have been used for the 2017 Sunny Isles Beach desktop calendars. Calendars are available to pick …

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The Goal of Building a Senior Community Center

Saturday, November 5, 2016 By Commissioner Dana Goldman As a City Commissioner, I made a commitment to improve the quality of life for our senior citizens by advocating for programs that enhance their social and educational options. A year ago, the City planned to build a Senior Community Center in the proposed Government Annex to be located adjacent to City …

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Bumpy Collins Avenue: A Little Sacrifice for a Safer Future

An aeiral view of Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles Beach with "Road Work Ahead" Sign superimposed on Top.

By Commissioner Isaac Aelion Saturday, November 5, 2016 — A few months ago our City commuters had noticed that Collins Avenue began to have a two-tone asphalt look with bumpy areas along the roadway. This is a result of the undergrounding project of the power lines along the avenue. Everyone remembers what happened when Hurricane Wilma hit our area 11 …

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Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest Annual Poster Art Is Chosen

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 — The winner of the 9th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest Poster Art Contest is Florida resident, Adorable Monique. Known for her bold, vibrant acrylic studies of culture and nature, she says, “…my work invites you to look for meaning beyond color.” Adorable is based in this country, but was brought up in Central America …

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Beach Re-Nourishment Project Moving Forward

By: Chris Russo, City Manager Monday, November 1, 2016 — With the near miss of Hurricane Matthew on October 6th the City was fortunate in many ways. Notably, in the minimal amount of precious sand that was lost from our beach. Coincidentally, the City just recently received an update on the long awaited beach re-nourishment project by the United States …

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