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In Praise of Our Parks

Stage at the newly opened Gateway Park.

By Jeanette Gatto, Commissioner Tuesday, December 26, 2017 — City parks are an important amenity to local communities. They offer a haven of relaxation for adults and provide a safe environment where children can play freely. It has always been the Commission’s goals to ensure that our residents live within walking distance to a park, and that goal was accomplished …

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A New Home for Our Senior Community Center in Gateway Park

Newly built structure that may soon house a community center at Gateway Park.

By Dana Goldman, Vice-Mayor Tuesday, December 26, 2017 — From my first day on the City Commission, I strongly advocated for a Senior Community Center in Sunny Isles Beach. We can all agree that a Senior Center will enhance the quality of life for our senior citizens by offering additional social and educational options. The City intended to construct the …

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SIB Holiday Photo Contest

Holiday Sandcastle that reads, "Happy Holidays, City of Sunny Isles Beach."

Take a photo next to the SIB Holiday Sandcastle and you could win!   Monday, December 18, 2017 — Have you stopped by Samson Oceanfront Park to see the Sunny Isles Beach Holiday Sandcastle? It’s going to be at Samson Oceanfront Park until mid-January. We want you to stop by and take your picture with the Holiday Sandcastle and then post …

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Holiday Safety Tips from Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas

Holiday Safety Tips Graphic with Police Department Badge

By Fred Maas, SIB Police Chief Monday, December 11, 2017 — Every year, the holidays bring families joy, love and new beginnings. But the holidays also bring criminals and con-artists who take advantage of this special season. As you are getting in the holiday spirit by shopping for loved ones, decorating your home or traveling, please take precaution and follow these …

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From the Mayor: Celebrating Veterans Day

SIB Veterans posing with SIB Police Officers

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — By George “Bud” Scholl, Mayor For the past 98 years, our country has been recognizing those who have served in the armed forces. It all began in 1918 on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when the fighting of World War I stopped per the terms of an armistice agreement. …

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Update on Active Capital Projects

Dumptruck dumps sand on the beach during the Beach Sand Renourishment Project.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — By Chris Russo, City Manager If you have not seen any of the City’s media releases or status reports on the various projects currently in progress, here is a run through of the major ones for your convenience. The beach sand renourishment project is underway with the placement of almost 2000,000 cubic yards of sand.  …

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Something for Everyone

SIB Residents smile for the camera while sitting at a table at the City's Holiday Ball Party.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — By Jeanette Gatto, City Commissioner Though Sunny Isles Beach is geographically a small city, our programming and special events are designed specifically to entertain the entire population, from those celebrating their first to their ninety- first birthdays. Just in December alone we are offering an assortment of events for all ages. Bring your little ones …

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Small Pains, Big Gains: Bumpy Collins Avenue

Aerial view of Collins Avenue by Acqualina Resort in Sunny Isles Beach.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 — By Isaac Aelion, City Commissioner During the last year, the residents of Sunny Isles Beach have experienced an inconvenience in traveling along Collins Avenue. This inconvenience is partially attributed to the undergrounding of the FPL power lines along Collins, which have necessitated patching of the road in several areas. Irma, the most recent hurricane to …

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Emergency Bridge Loan Program Application Deadline November 30

America's SBDC Florida logo

Citrus Growers, Small Businesses Physically and Economically Injured by Hurricane Irma Encouraged to Apply Tuesday, November 27, 2017 — Small businesses and citrus growers located in Florida that suffered physical and or economic injury from Hurricane Irma have through November 30, 2017 to apply for the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program and Citrus Emergency Loan Program. Administered by the Florida Department …

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The Quest to Improve Quality of Life in Sunny Isles Beach

Horizons art piece in Town Center Park.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 — Last June, the City of Sunny Isles Beach celebrated its 20th anniversary. We commemorated the advancements and improvements to services from which our residents and visitors have benefitted including lower taxes, local access to critical governmental services, such as code compliance and proper building permitting, the creation of a school and wonderful after school programs, …

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