This is a “first-of-its-kind” hurricane season. FPL is ready. Are you?
Don’t kid yourself. There’s never been a hurricane season like this.
Growing up in Miami-Dade, hurricanes are in my blood. As a kid, I spent countless summers duct-taping a giant X on our jalousie windows. Remember when we thought that was a good idea? Now, thanks to YouTube, I’ve mastered the art of installing shutters. I am just one Costco trip away from being able to comfortably survive whatever Mother Nature throws my way.
Commissioner Suarez’ annual report on sea level rise; fourth installment.
Sea level rise trends have become substantial drivers for policy makers who are tasked with finding ways to protect the health and viability of coastal populations. There is an array of sea level rise projections from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, NOAA (ranging in risk level) that are designed to steer governments and individuals in the right direction in terms of proper planning and execution of sea level rise prevention, mitigation, and adaptation strategies... Read More
Approve FPL Water Project
I love it when a smart plan comes together. And, this one is a no brainer. I am talking about Miami-Dade County and Florida Power & Light’s innovative reclaimed water deal. It brings the private and public sectors together and offers a mutually beneficial solution that is also good for one of our most valuable resources: water. It’s a project that is set to recover millions of gallons of the county’s wastewater every day and use it to cool the natural gas plant at FPL’s Turkey Point. It is an economical way to help Miami-Dade County comply with its mandated ocean outfall legislation, all while improving water quality. Our water and beaches are a big part of what attracts millions of tourists to our town every year.
We also need clean water to serve the communities we have today and the ones that are coming tomorrow. This reclaimed water means FPL and the County can work together to make the best use of existing wastewater, and not use up our fresh supply.
Miami-Dade County Commissioners please vote for this partnership with FPL. We need this type of creative thinking to offer out-of-the-box solutions in times that seem to be getting harder and harder each day.
South Florida Family Creates Home-Cooked Food Company, Blakely Backyard
In early 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic forced everyone into home confinement and home schooling, Chris and Geraldine Blakely decided to take action by helping first responders, friends and neighbors. They quickly involved their three children (12, nine and seven-years-old) and began the production of freshly home cooked meals leading to the creation of Blakely Backyard. Due to the rave reviews of their food, the Blakely family now has turned this into their new business venture, selling their food online at... Read More
Under the guidance of the CDC, local government and health officials, the iconic JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in Aventura has started welcoming guests. An extensive, multi-point safety and sanitization program – encompassing social distancing, temperature checks, frequent sanitization and more – has been instituted to ensure the safety of its guests, members and associates. JW Turnberry’s award-winning championship golf course is open to members and resort guests and the resort’s acclaimed dining destination BOURBON STEAK is open to the public, as is Starbucks... Read More
Inspire Health is here
Click hereto read the May/June issue of South Florida's #1 health and wellness magazine.
Why walking is best exercise
We're all in for kids
Dr. Marshall doing her part
Grant Miller visits Gem Shoe Repair
in South Miami
Grant Miller visits Gem Shoe Repair in South Miami #thatscommunity
Presenting Sip with #SOBEWFF – live virtual mixology lessons!
Learn how to mix cocktails alongside one of Miami’s favorite Instagram food and drink maestros, Gio Gutierrez aka @ChatChowTV during Sip with #SOBEWFF – a 20-part virtual, live mixology and educational series to celebrate the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Capital One. Join Gio and some of Miami’s top bartenders, mixologists, and spirit experts as they guide you through the creation of their favorite cocktails... Read More
MDX TRAFFIC ADVISORY Sunday, June 14 through Sunday, June 21, 2020
SR 836/Dolphin Expressway
Ramp Closures The eastbound SR 836 exit ramp to northbound NW 42nd Avenue/LeJeune Road will be closed for roadway restoration on Sunday, June 14 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. The alternate date for this closure due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances is Monday, June 15... Read More
FIU ranks among top 50 in
world for positive impact
FIU was ranked among the top three universities in the U.S. in three categories by the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for its impact on the community, based on United Nations criteria. FIU also ranked among the top 50 institutions in the world in four categories... Read More
Benefits and Marketplace Trends
Through the Lens of COVID-19
Even the most optimistic person will concede that the world won’t be returning to exactly how it was before the coronavirus pandemic. The coronavirus and its disease, COVID-19, has killed tens of thousands, and infected hundreds of thousands more, forcing the majority of Americans to stay home...Read More
A Window of Opportunity for Baylink
Arguably, the so-called Baylink connector, linking downtown to South Miami Beach, is stalled due to missteps taken by the current county administration. In fact, it is not so much stalled as at a very interesting crossroads. Here is the good news... Read More
Don’t Feed the Hungry Scammers
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we in law enforcement have seen an increase in scams concocted by ruthless individuals who are after your money. As such and from the very beginning, my office engaged our Price Gouging and Scam Hotline (305-547-3300) for residents to call to report these types of crimes. We also established a working relationship... Read More
Aaron Guerrero begins 2020 with the release of his second book within a year
Aaron Guerrero continues to keep going. The second publication revolves around the idea of self-publishing and helping others create their own path and journey on the route of writing and publishing their very own book... Read More