Sunny News

2015 Photo Contest Winners

Pelican sitting on the rail of the SIB Fishing Pier with the city skyline in the background.

(January 7, 2015) – 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 2015 Sunny Isles Beach monthly calendars. Calendars are available to pick up …

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Government in the Sunshine

Mayor George "Bud" Scholl

By George ‘Bud’ Scholl, Mayor (December 31, 2014) – We are most fortunate to live in a city with some of the highest rates of daily sunshine in the country. So with a title like “Government in the Sunshine”, you might think that this article is going to be about the weather. Well in Florida Government-in-the-Sunshine has a double meaning. …

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Building Department Online Services Update

December 16, 2014 Alayne Yeash, Communications Coordinator Did you know that you can now access your permits and inspections online? After the initial permit application is completed in person at the Building Department, homeowners, contractors and developers may now track a permit, with their own online account. This account gives access to the entire process including plan review, comments, issuance …

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Meet Dana Goldman, Sunny Isles Beach’s Newest City Commissioner

Sunny Isles Beach Commissioner Dana Goldman

By Dana Goldman, Commissioner (December 16, 2014) – As someone who has made public service an integral part of my life, it was an incredible honor to have been appointed to the Sunny Isles Beach City Commission earlier this month. The fact that my selection by the City Commission was unanimous made this milestone even more special. A proud Miami-Dade …

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SIBPD Detectives Stop Crime in Progress

Headshot of Sunny Isles Beach Police Chief Fred Maas.

By Police Chief Fred Maas December 16, 2014 — Once again, the safety of our community was enhanced when an alert and observant undercover detective from Sunny Isles Beach Police observed three (3) subjects trying to remove a card reader/skimmer from the ATM at a local bank. Sunny Isles Beach Police Department undercover detectives, conducting anti-Holiday crime surveillance, noticed the men …

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Sunny Isles Beach says Goodbye: Interview with Mayor Norman S. Edelcup

November 18, 2014 By David Udoff Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman S. Edelcup always speaks proudly about the City as the exciting new “Florida’s Riviera.”  Once a tourist mainstay known for theme motels and nightly entertainment, the City has gentrified into a popular destination to all those who live, work, visit and play here. This new urbanization has brought significant …

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Florida’s Rivera Meets the Israeli Rivera

Photo: Coastline and High-rise Building in Netanya, Israel

By Vice Mayor Isaac Aelion (September 15, 2014) – Recently, Mayor Miriam Feirberg-Ikar of Netanya, Israel, hosted a delegation from the City of Sunny Isles Beach, headed by Mayor Norman Edelcup. The purpose of the visit was to share methods that worked well for each city in promoting art, culture and education to their respective residents. Netanya, which in Hebrew …

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Beach Bar @ Newport Pier Holds Official Opening Ceremony

August 14, 2014 A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official opening of the Beach Bar @ Newport Pier on Friday, July 11 at 5:30 pm. Dr. Robert Cornfeld and Steven Hurowitz, of the Newport Group, joined Frank Zaffere, Beach Bar partner, and Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Norman S. Edelcup as they launched the restaurant on the historic pier. The much anticipated …

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Extended Construction Hours: A Necessary Accommodation

By Christopher J. Russo, Former City Manager (April 14, 2014) – Living in Sunny Isles Beach is typically associated with being in paradise.  Residents and visitors alike comment on the beautiful water, our parks, the weather, and notably, the unique and beautiful architecture of this modern state-of-the-art city, which has risen over the past sixteen years to truly be “Florida’s …

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