Palmetto EstatesThe Miami Herald , Sep 17
Miami-Dade County closed the athletic fields at Colonial Drive Park after finding higher than normal amounts of arsenic in the soil.
Palmetto BayThe Miami Herald , Sep 9
Palmetto Bay council members made no substantial changes to next year’s budget at their first budget hearing on Monday.
Palmetto BayThe Miami Herald , Aug 29
What’s an environmentally conscious philanthropist to do with her pristine seven acres of tropical hardwood hammock and 10,500-square... -foot energy efficient home when she decides to move away? She donates it to a historic and environmental preserve dedicated to hands-on ecological education that’s conveniently located right across the street.
Palmetto BayThe Miami Herald , Aug 22
Palmetto Bay Vice-Mayor John DuBois continues to fight a county lawsuit against him, ongoing since September 2012, which alleges he illegall... y trimmed mangroves and filled wetlands on his 8-acre bay-front property.
SoapboxThe Miami Herald , Aug 20
It was reassuring to learn in Soapbox (Mosquito spraying can have negative consequences, Aug. 17) that South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, a ... professor of biology at Florida International University, has discovered what most residents of his city knew decades ago – that mosquitoes breed in standing water, including the contents of bromeliads. But it wasn’t reassuring to learn that Stoddard apparently now feels qualified to advise the rest of us about his belated discovery – and to impose on all his neighbors his own conclusions about the impact of mosquito spraying in this region. If Stoddard had lived here during the weeks after Hurricane Andrew, he might have acquired a greater understanding of how far the quality of human life can deteriorate in a former swamp when mosquito spraying is suspended even temporarily.
Miami-DadeThe Miami Herald , Aug 18
Briana Vega, a 12-year-old student at Westminster Christian School in Palmetto Bay, lost her battle to acute myeloid leukemia in February, t... wo years after being diagnosed with cancer.
Palmetto BayThe Miami Herald , Aug 15
Palmetto Bay will begin landscaping, curb, and street light improvements in the triangle between Southwest 184th Street, U.S.1 and Franjo Ro... ad next year, build two new batting cages at Palmetto Bay Park, plant more trees, and improve several safe routes to school.
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Community Newspapers, Sep. 8, 2014
Palmetto Bay resident Jamie Perez Sutta, who is the founder and artistic director of The Children?s Voice Chorus and whose young choristers performed at New York?s Carnegie Hall in June, tells us that they had their best summer camp ever with 50 young singers from all over the community. ?On [...]
EYE ON MIAMI, Sep. 8, 2014Bob Bohm, (Eugene Flinn not a Purple Heat Recipient) and Bob Messer
Palmetto Bay Resident Bob Bohm, served in World War II, finally became a recipient of the purple heart on August 24, 2014. He is introduced to Bob Messer (Vietnam purple heart recipient) by Eugene Flinn, [...]
Community Newspapers, Sep. 5, 2014
St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 17700 Old Cutler Rd., in Palmetto Bay will have a new special event on Sunday, Sept. 14, when it hosts its first annual ?Blessing of the Bikes.? Bikes, in this case, refer to motorcycles, and Diana Orme of the church staff invites any and all bikers [...]
Community Newspapers, Sep. 5, 2014
Because Joan Lindsay, the incumbent Palmetto Bay Council member for Seat 3 in is not running for reelection in November three newcomers to village politics are seeking that job. In a statement sent to her supporters, Lindsay said, ?I would like to sincerely express my gratitude to all of the [...]
Community Newspapers, Aug. 27, 2014
Hey number crunchers, you may want to check out the Fiscal Year 2014-15 Proposed Operating and Capital Budget for the Village of Palmetto Bay, which has just been posted on the village?s website. Just go to the finance page which is located at this address: www.palmettobay-fl.gov/content/department-financedirector-desmond-chin-cpa and scroll down to [...]