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OCTOBER 8 - 21, 2019 D County approves funding for town’s Franjo Road project BY GARY ALAN RUSE uring the meeting of the Zoo Miami’s Zoo Boo Miami-Dade…
OCTOBER 8 - 21, 2019 D County approves funding for town’s Franjo Road project BY GARY ALAN RUSE uring the meeting of the Zoo Miami’s Zoo Boo Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization Halloween event returns (TPO) Governing Board on F Sept. 26, county officials approved funding for the Town of Cutler Bay’s Franjo Road improvement project. Oct. 26 and 27 The area affected includes Franjo Road from Old Cutler Road to SW 184th Street. The $8,946,758 approved funding for this BY CINDY CASTELBLANCO Complete Streets project will see that amilies with youngsters section of Franjo Road improved by 12 and under are invited changing it from two to three lanes which to Zoo Miami to trick-or- will include a center turn lane, curb and treat at Zoo Boo, one of gutters, shared use path, storm drainage South Florida’s premier Halloween system, pavement markings and signage, events. The event on Oct. 26 and 27 signalization, and roadway lighting. will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The project will be similar to each day and is included with zoo improvements made on Old Cutler Road admission. and Caribbean Boulevard, completed in A VIEW OF THE AFFECTED FRANJO ROAD AREA Zoo Boo guests are invited to come 2014 and 2017. out in their best costumes to enjoy face Town Mayor Tim Meerbott attended the painting, Fang-tastic Costume Contests meeting, along with Councilmember BJ by Main Street Dental with prizes, photo Duncan, town manager Rafael Casals and ops, Halloween crafts and performances town attorney Mitchell Bierman. Mayor Meerbott personally thanked the TPO Governing Board. Murals transform school’s by Actors’ Playhouse Musical Miracles at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Plus, guests can watch as some of the zoo S “I’m excited for animals tear into their own Halloween enrichment treats (see complete the opportunity to have Franjo Road become as beautiful walls at Cutler Bay High schedule at The event also will feature booths with as the Complete activities and giveaways from the Streets projects we following sponsors: 97.3 The Hits, BY ELISE KUGLER finished on Old Cutler pilling from the art room at Road and Caribbean Cutler Bay High School Boulevard,” Mayor (CBHS), one can feel the ––––––––––––– See ZOO MIAMI, page 4 Meerbott said. “Not walls speaking. only will this project MAYOR TIM MEERBOTT The brainchild of artist and teacher improve traffic and safety on Franjo Road, Frederic Gabriel, Cutler Bay’s “Bay ALL FORMS OF PROTECTION FROM but it will also provide drainage Walls” is a very unique project in which THE WORLD’S MOST TRUSTED & improvements that will assist in preventing students in teams of four or five COMPETITIVE INSURERS flooding, making us a more resilient town.” reproduce classical artwork in the form of floor to ceiling murals. Through his bout with cancer in 2016 PROJECT, page 4 Gabriel continued to continue to create these long-lasting murals. This display of –––––––––––––––––––– See some incredible, dynamic student- PERSONAL • COMMERCIAL • EMPLOYEE PERMIT NO. 3203 BENEFITS • FINANCIAL SERVICES MIAMI, FL PAID –––––––––––––––––– See MURALS, page 4 305.238.1000 Artist and teacher Frederic Gabriel US POSTAGE STANDARD MAIL Savings & Service Since 1950 Page 2 / October 8 - 21, 2019 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 October 8 - 21, 2019 / Page 3 Bats, Bees and Butterrflflies: stu tudent program am fo focuses on environment e YYooungsters wear their beeke beekkeepers attttire while participat ating in the Bat ats, s Bees and Butttterflies Proj oject in The Redland. ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –– –– BY RE REV. V LIN INDA FR FREEMAN During the the 2019-20 school year, y GEN20050 junior beekeepers will conttinu nue This past summer GEN2050 Bat ats, Bees to meeet at Patch of Heaven every other o and Butterflflies Projoject was launched at Sat aturdaay ay to raise queen bees an and assissting Patch of Heaven Sanctuary, a 20-acre with oother aspects of Bats, Bees and historic estate located in The Redland, Butterffl flies, including documenting Atala A designated as a wildlifefe preserve. flies, Mexican Freetail Bats, and butterfl fl I created th this proj oject, a year-round youth th Floridaa Bonneted Bats observed at POH; P development program fo for students in removiing invasive plant species and grades 6-12, which fo focuses on plant nting nat ative plan ants, installing native bbee environmental stewardship, STEM, houses and habitats, and providing peer entrepreneurship, anand leadership, to inspire educatiion STEAM fi field trips to Miami- and prepare kids to watch over, to learn Dade C Countnty elementntar ary, middle, an and high empathy an and compassion fo for the world, and school stutudents and educat ators. how take care of the nat atural world. To reegister fo To for up upcoming Environmental During ththe sum ummer, with th the support of Awar Aw arenness Academy my STEAM fi field tr trips, as The Children’s Trust and The National well as “New Bee” beekeeping classes, send Geographic Society, 11 GEN2050 junior email too info fo@patatchofh fheav avensan anctu tuar beekeepers fofocused on learning honey bee queen rear aring techniquques fr from tropical bee Rev. v. Linda Fr Freeman, is executive expert Ricardo Diaz Meraz, expert, Meraz fr from dire rector, ctoorr, Peacemaker Fa Family ly Center at Honduras. Trinity Tr ty Ch Churc rch. MOGHANI LAW Sayed Ali Moghani, ATTORNEY M MOGHANI LAW • Criminal Law • Estate Planning • Family Law • Real Estate Law • Immigration • Contract Law • Domestic Violence • Landlord/Tenant 122 Minorca Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Se Habla T 305.523.9012 • E Español Page 4 / October 8 - 21, 2019 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 ZOO MIAMI, from page 1 ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– PROJECT, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Florida Pananthers Founundat ation, Zoo Miam ami’s The need fo for the Franj njo Road Education Depart rtment, KIND Bar ars, Total improvement proj oject e was identifi fied Dental Famamily Car are, Sonr nrie Dent ntal Stu tudio, through fe feedback towwn off fficials received Ocaqu quat atics, Casa Smiles Pediat atric Dent ntistr try at public involvemennt meetings conducted at + Orth thodontics, Cycle Bar ar premium indoor while Cutler Bay was developing its cyclin ing, PDQ (People Dedicat ated to Qualitity), Complete Streets Maaster Plan an, which was UHealth Jackson Urg rgent Car are, Kumon Parkrkingg also is fr free. Zoo Miam ami is loccated funded by a TPO graant fu nt. Lear arning Center, r, Sage Dental, Metr tro by T-T- at 1240 at 00 SW 152 St. Save time, buy uy your For info formation regarding r the Franjnjo mobile an and Plan anet Air Sport rts. tickets online at More M Road improvement proj oject, contact the Members and children under th the age of info formmation on Zoo Boo is available at Public Wo Works Depaartment at 305-234- 2 enter frfree to Zoo Boo at Zoo Miami. 4262. The project is intended to improve traffic and drainnage. ––– –––––– – –––––– –––––– –––––– –––––– –––––– ––––––– –– MURALS, from page 1 –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Some of Some of the the school school’s murals murals ar are pictured. pictured ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––––––––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––––– –––– ––– generatated murals invvigorat ates the space of school,, but to th the un unifi ficat ation of its stu tudents. d the school an and is defifinitely a fu fi fundamental Gabrriel, who has been teaching arrt fo for form fo rm of arts advocacyy. nearly 20 yearars, stat ated th that at “the pieces help Gabriel was born in Paris, France, and stu tudentts explore global perspective, while w completed his undergraduate undeergraduate studies at exploriing and embracing cult cultural tural Syracuse University. His mission as an art diversiity.” He believes that even in a teacher/r/ar artist at CBHS is to promote open climatee of overwhelming violence and mindedness and truth in communication ural cultur a separaration, the act of participat ation through th th the ar arts. Art provides students withth in th the constr c truction of ar art mururals helps bring alternative means of expression through students togeth ther. As the students work, the exploration of their own emotional they discover d meaningfu ful potential of make up. teamw work, resulting in the production of CUTLER BAY AY “It is my task to allow this process to take place, th fuller life fu therefo fore providing a richer, fe experience fo for all students,” pieces fa far superior than the sum of their individdual eff fforts. The concept is not only to teach the skill Gab abriel said. of painnting and drawing, it is to allow JUMPS Since 2016, Gabriel and his students have been transfo forming the walls of the students to actively participate in the construuction of art while exploring the school, adorning them with almost 60 deeperr meaning behind each piece. The murals to date. These murals represent Bay Wa Walls are not just decorating the num umerous countries, ar artists, and historical school, ththey are fa facilitating a shift ft in time periods. These murals not only have thinkinng away fr from isolation towards contributed to the beautifi fication of the global conversat ation. COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 October 8 - 21, 2019 / Page 5 Coastalal Clean C anup Corprporati p tion speak akker addressess COAST Acaddemy stutudentts COAST Academy students BY EL ELIS ISE KU UGGLEER R within Biscayne National Park. rk have observ rved a nest fr from an endangered it has the potential to entangle tth he nesting he past six years, CCC has eng In th gaged green sea turtle (Chelon nia mydas). turt tu rtles an and n their hatchlings. Donat ations canan help Suzy Pappas fr from the Coastal Cleanup volunteeers in approximately 5,000 volu unteer Coastal Clean anup Corrp rporation’s volunteers sup upport rt volun v unteers in reremoving this debri ris fr from Corporation recentlyy served as a guest hours during d 81 cleanups to restore seaa turtle cont ntinu nually fi find an and remmove mar arine debris thatat the sea turt rtle nesting beaches, surr rrounnding speaker fo for the Cutller Bay Senior High nestingg hab abitat on Elliott Key, Sands Keey and are locally an ar and globally derived. Much of th the seagrarasss, an and manangrove foforest shorereline. School COAST Acadeemy. Old R Rhodes Key. Last year alonee, the debris has dri rift fted to th the beaches via tides an and Aft fter th the pre resent ntat ation Pap appas shar ared with The Coastal Cleanuup Corp rporation (CCC) volunteeers removed more than six to ons of urrents fr cur from the Gulf of o Mexico, Car aribbeanan tudentss used derelict cra stu rab an and lobster buoys b is a nonprofi p fit in South Florida with a pprimary ry har armfu ful u discar arded fi fishingg nets,, mararinee rope, p , Sea,, and Atlant ntic Oceanan. n Unfo fort rtun unat ately, y, each collected d du duringg a beach clean anup to crereat ate th their focus on restoring sea turtle nesting beaches fo fishing gear, fo fi foam buoys and fl floats, plastic new tide brings in more re fl float ating mararine debriris own wn work rks of ar art. The idea was fofor th the studen ents in Biscayne National Park rk. She visited with and ru rubber items, glass bottles, and lumber that at is deposited along th the h shore. to re refl flect and bri ring awar areness ab about mari rine students explaining how volunteers detect from the remote beaches. Sea turt fr rtle monitors The tremendous am mount nt of accumulated ebri deb ris. Stu tudent nts inv nvolved wi will also be tak akin ing parart and remove marine debris that washes up have observed a signifi ficant increase in marine debris presents challenges to nesting in coastal cleananups ththroughout ut th the school year ar. rrents, tides, and winds onto the with the curr rhead sea turt loggerh rtle (Car aretta car aretta) nesting female loggerh fe rhead sea turt rtles; it blocks the Mararshall Ruff ffo, lead teacher an and Science coastal dune habitat on the barrier islands and and, fo activity on the islan for the fifirst time, athw pat hway ay to th the sanand du dunees wh where ththey nest, an and Department chair coordinated the activity. Alaine’s Osteria will offer a contemporary Italian modern cuisine with a welcoming environment. By using authentic ingredients, Alaine’s Osteria will strive to become a high end Chef Gus Ribera creating great italian dish. neighborhood gem providing an exceptional experience at an amazing, sustainable price. 7290 SW 168th St, Palmetto Bay (Next to Starbucks) 305-252-0355 Monday-Thursday: 4:00 pm-10:00 pm | Friday & Saturday: 4:00 pm-11:00 pm Marbella Ribera and her two daughters tend to patrons. Sunday: 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm Page 6 / October 8 - 21, 2019 COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 Dominant Lincoln sseller prepares to openn Quaiail Roost dealalershipp TO MI MIAMI MI’S ’S COM OMMUNITY NEW NEWSPAPE PERS focus on a tried-and-true conceppt — combine excellent customer serrvice For Luis Somoan ano, diversifificat ation wiith a great locatation. is the key to success. At the start of this year, Somoano His new state-of- f-the-art Lincoln repeated the success of his D Doral dealership at Quail Roost Drive and prroperty in South Miami-Dade by S. Dixie Highway will be opening divversify fying his customer base. soon. He said the 10-acre property The bulk of the fo foot traff ffic aat his will be “spectacular ar.” That at is no small Foord dealership, at 15501 S. D Dixie goal when you consider Somoano’s Hw wy., which he took over in Mar arch of track record, so fafar. this year, are non-Hispanics. U Under His Lincoln dealership in Doral is his leadership, sales have clim mbed the fi first in volume in the Southeast suubstantially to 300 car ars per monnth th. U it d States United St t fofor eight i ht years running. i For Somoan ano, his Ford dealership’s It also is No. 4 in the U.S. fofor volume suuccess is spur urred in parart by th the brran and, sold fofor the third year in a row. wh hich he said is one of the most Hispanics, who make up about 85 vaalued and iconic in the countryy. He percent of Doral, have fu fueled this also points to Ford’s cutting edge success. reinvestment strategy, y, whichh is Somoano bought the property in focused on autonomous and eleectric fo 2008, at a time when fi financial caars. markets were collapsing. He saw R Rendering of new state-of-the-art Lincooln dealership at Quail Roost Drive and S. Dixie Highway. He has planned carefu fullyy to things difffferent ntly. –––––– –– ––––––– –––––– –––––– ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– –––––––––––– – –––––– –––––––––––– –––––– ––– coontinue ththat at momentum into thee new “Where people saw the end of the appeal to a wider au audience. To Togeth ther,, they highly popular actor Matthew Lincolnn property. For Somoano, who ttak akes world I saw opportunity, world, opportunity y,” he said. said “We We consolidated We consolidated the Miami market,market with h him McConaughey. McConaughey The Thhe brand now great at prride in th the fa fact th that his tw two daugght hters were soon selling 100 cars a month, while benefi fiting fr from a wave of deman and fo for pararts communicates modern cool, class and are the fo foundatation of the fafamily businness, the prior owner was selling 20 cars a and service. status combined with innovative nothingg is bett tter th than an his han ands-on apapprroach month.” He said Lincoln has benefi fited greatly techn hnology. to saless. Somoano took on the Lincoln brand fr from its investment in marketing, which Somoan ano said that at chan ange is importan ant, “I likke retail becau ause you can contr trol your ur when it was struggling to transition its includes a series of commercials with but his master class on car sales would destinyy, y,” he said. Spirits’ SPE AKEA AKE EAKEAASY at the T H U R S D A Y, O C T O B E R 1 7 • 7 P M – 1 0 P M $ 5 0 I N A DVA N C E ; $ 6 0 AT T H E D O O R . A g e s 2 1 & ove r Enjoy ghostly encounters, a Prohibition Era drink menu and live performance by The Frenc r h Horn Collective featuringg Shira. Come dressed in your best 1920’s attire! Prizes for best ind dividual, couple & group. Sp ponsored by Chef Gio Enterprises W W W. D E E R I N G E S TAT E . O R G • 3 0 5 - 2 3 5 -1 6 6 8 E X T. 2 3 3 To request materials in acccessible format, sign language interpreters, and/or any accommodation d ti tot participa ti i ate t in i any Miami-Dade Mi i D d Parks P k sponssoredd program or meeting, ti contact Mary Palacios, 305-7755-7848 or Mary.Palacios@miam at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request. request TTY users may call 711, (Florida Relay Services). Services) COMMUNITYNEWSPAPERS.COM / 305-669-7355 October 8 - 21, 2019 / Page 7 Betterr get serious, fo folkss — no textiting wh while i driving i This just mak akes sense, and is long over- sists of homes in the fo following locations: today’ss bus service should go (and how M iicc h a e l Mi Mi M ill er dduue. There are some limitations. Policce of- ficers can only stop a driver fo fi driving when th dr for textinng an the car is in motion. Offf f- and fficers On SW 77th th Court SW 160th Street. rt at SW 156th Str Proposed work is to clean and fl treet an and flush all frequenntly), starting fr fr The ouutcome of the proj f r om a clean slate. oject will be a new bus nettwork that’s more usefu ful fo for more EXXECUTIVE EDITOR cann nnot stop someone seen texting at a stop sediment and debris fr from existing catch people – concentrating fr frequent service, light ht or toll booth th. If you’re talking on o the basins, pipes, outfa falls, and adj djust catch buildinng better connections, and creating AROUND TOWN phone you should be using Bluetoothh or a basin elevations anand install additional infr fra- a stronnger network.” hands-fr that’s the case you free device but if th str tructure to provide sediment nt tr trap aps and pol- The Better Bus Project Meeting is on must have at least one ear without an a ear lution retardant baff ffles to protect the Oct. 177 frfrom 6 to 8 p.m. at at th the Town Hall bud in the ear. Using navigational appps is filtration trench. exfi Counciil Chambers, 10720 Caribbean not against th the law aw. “The pur urpose of th this proposed work is to Boulevvard, Cutler Bay ay, Florida 33189. alleviate continued fl flooding to the above Voice your Vo ur opinion. Ta Take the Better Bus HERE’S S THE ACTUAL STA TATE REGULAT ATION: I ION identifified locations wh where here th there is a history ojectt sur Proj urvey at at www.bett (3)(a (3 (a) A pers rson mayay not op operate a motor of fl flooding and comp plaints by residents.” vehiclee while manually ly ty typing or entering Also, calculations fo found o in the Vi Village CALENDDAR NOTE! multipiple l letters, numbersrs, sy symbols ls, or other Stormwater Master Pllan an based on the de- Munnicipal off ffices will be closed on characcters into a wire reless communications tailed hy hydr drologic and hyhydrauaulic calculatations Columbbus Day ay Holiday, y, Monday, y, Oct. 14. device or while sending or re de reading da data on for sub-basin 61, indiicate it is subj fo bject to such a de device fo for the purprpose of of nonvoice flooding during all dessign storm events an fl and Thouught of the Day: interp rpers ersonal communication, including, the sub-basin does no ot meet the perfo form- SSoome cause hap appiness where rever they ey but nott limited to, communication methods ds ance go
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