From one end of town to the other, it’s all fun and games for the youngest residents of Coral Gables.
The city is among the 2012 winners of the 100 Best Communities for Young People, presented by America’s Promise Alliance and ING. The city was also named a Playful City USA by the nonprofit organization KaBOOM! in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
So what do the honors really mean?
“Cities are judged for their lasting commitment to youth development through educational initiatives, civic engagement and recreational programs,” explains Maria Higgins Fallon, public affairs manager for the city.
Among sites that demonstrate “lasting commitment” to youth are the Venetian Pool, War Memorial Youth Center, William H. Kerdyk/Biltmore Tennis Center, the Biltmore Golf Course and the Coral Gables Museum, all of which offer children’s activities.
Coral Gables Police have arrested a North Miami DJ they say was driving drunk when his car slammed into a vehicle stopped at a Coral Gables traffic light last Sunday, killing both people inside.
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