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Do Your Part. Lock Your Car!


Do you know what the number one reason is for vehicle break-ins in Coral Gables? The answer is: unlocked cars! Would-be burglars hate locks and they search for the easiest target until they find one. Vehicles left unlocked with valuables in plain sight are an open invitation to criminals. Please do your part and remember to always lock your vehicles, even if you're parking in front of your homes or businesses for just a few minutes.  Watch the video here.
Raggedy Ann
#CoralGablesMyHome

Visit the City of Coral Gables Facebook  page and join this fantastic social media campaign. Once upon a time, author John Gruelle created the stories of Raggedy Ann and Andy, read by millions of children throughout the world since the 1920s. The original Raggedy Ann and Andy dolls were donated to the Coral Gables Branch Library, where they are permanently on display. Watch how these dolls, forever related to the City Beautiful, visit the most fascinating places in the City Beautiful, sharing their weekly adventures with our Facebook friends. Share your huggable moments - that inspire friendship, kindness and generosity − in the City Beautiful using #CoralGablesMyHome. Read more...
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Halloween Happenings in Coral Gables
 
Calling all ghosts, witches and goblins! Halloween is coming up on Monday, October 31, and the City of Coral Gables is ready to thrill you with magic potions and lots of candy. For Halloween on the Mile there will be spooky storytelling, arts and crafts, a kiddie costume contest and a doggie costume contest from 4-7 p.m. at various locations. For the older children, the War Memorial Youth Center will be transformed into a Nightmare at 405 Haunted House from 6:30-10 p.m. Read more...

Community Art Project
Drawing showing the location of the artwork.
Community Visioning: Bringing Art to Miracle Mile

Help shape the vision for public art on the City's main street. The City of Coral Gables would like to hear your ideas that would inspire public art on Miracle Mile to complement the current Streetscape project. Meet the proposed artists on Tuesday, October 25, 5-6:30 p.m. at the Miracle Theatre, 280 Miracle Mile.  Read more...
Trash pick up
See You Tomorrow To Talk About Trash Pick Up

Be part of the conversation: Join us on Thursday or Saturday to provide your ideas and suggestions at the Community Meetings that will discuss how our trash services can meet your needs − now and in the future. Meetings are scheduled for October 20, from 6-8 p.m. and October 22, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Read more...
Around Town
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Coral Gables' Finest Burgers Coming to Burgerliscious 2016

Burger lovers will be able to sink their teeth into the meatiest of creations dreamed up by more than 20 of Coral Gables' premier restaurants at the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce's annual Burgerliscious festival. The sixth annual Burgerliscious takes place on Thursday, November 3, from 6-10 p.m. at Fred B. Harnett Ponce Circle Park, 2810 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Evening proceeds benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation and the Chamber's small business enhancement fund. Buy your tickets now! Read more...
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Pumpkins are Popping Up at Pittman Park

Celebrate fall in Coral Gables with our inaugural Pumpkin Patch at Pittman Park. On Saturday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., pumpkins will take over Pittman Park, on the corner of Galiano Street and Merrick Way in the heart of Downtown. For a small charge, take home a large or small pumpkin for the season. From a children's pumpkin decorating station, to face painting and a picture perfect fall portrait area, this community event will have something for everyone in your family.  Read more...

Wellness Wednesdays
Get Fit & Healthy on Wellness Wednesdays

The challenge is on! You can shop, dine and exercise on Miracle Mile with the City of Coral Gables' Wellness Wednesdays, a weekly fitness series offering free yoga, boot camp and zumba classes. Free classes will be held every Wednesday after work, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile, the vacant lot between BurgerFi and Barnes & Noble, courtesy of the McBride Family. Classes will be held on a weather-permitting basis. Instructors from greenmonkey® will teach each class. Reservations are not required and classes will be held on weather-permitting basis every Wednesday until May 2017. Read more...
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Free: Recycling 101 Seminar

Do you have any questions about recycling? The City of Coral Gables Sustainability Advisory Board, in partnership with Waste Management, will be hosting a Recycling 101 Seminar on Thursday, November 3, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
 
Get all of your recycling questions answered straight from the experts, hear about what the City is doing to increase recycling, learn more about what you can and can't recycle and see what happens to your recycling once it is taken away from your home or business. The City also wants to discuss recycling on active construction sites. Read more...

Tips
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Halloween is Not All About Candy. Recycle!

Give your Halloween this year a new twist and - beyond the candy parade - make sure you also remember to recycle. Here are a few green tips to help reduce, reuse and recycle on this Halloween: Give eco-friendly treats, use recyclable bags for your trick-or-treaters, throw a green Halloween party, and recycle your jack-o-lanterns. Read more.
Alhambra Water Tower
Beautiful Coral Gables
This is a beautiful drawing in pen and ink of the Alhambra Water Tower, courtesy of local artist Jorge Fornes. Do you have a favorite image or photo of Coral Gables to share? Send us your pictures and we'll include them in our next issue of e-News.
Million dollar quartet
Howl ween
Million Dollar Quartet
Through January 1, 2017
Actors' Playhouse
280 Miracle Mile

 
Howl-o-ween at Fairchild
Monday, October 31, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Road
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Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
To view weekly updates on the construction work, traffic impact and other relevant information, click here.
Traffic:
FDOT is doing construction along US1 from Santona Street to Granada Boulevard and at the intersection of Grand Avenue. This project will take four months to complete. There will be periodic lane closures.

FDOT is doing roadway construction along LeJeune Road from Almeria Avenue to Majorca Avenue. This project will last until June of next year. Lane closures may occur during non-peak hours on nights and weekends. Please obey all posted signs and speed limits.
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