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Annexation Update of Little Gables, High Pines & Ponce-Davis

The City Commission received a report at the last City Commission meeting regarding the annexation process of Little Gables, High Pines and Ponce-Davis to the City of Coral Gables. The City is working with the applicable County Commission offices to assess the level of neighborhood support for annexation into the City of Coral Gables. With respect to Little Gables, City staff has been working closely with Miami-Dade Commissioner Rebeca Sosa's office, agreeing to prepare a joint County/City fact sheet that would be mailed to Little Gables voters providing a comparison of costs and services between being annexed to Coral Gables and remaining as part of the unincorporated area . The County Commissioner's Office plans to send out the survey in the near future and request responses by end of February. Regarding High Pines and Ponce-Davis, City staff has been coordinating with Miami-Dade Commissioner Xavier Suarez and his staff as well as interested residents. A community survey for these two areas is still under discussion. Read more...

Don't Throw Doggie Waste Bags on Swales 

The City of Coral Gables is a pet-friendly community. We hope you enjoy walking your dogs through our beautiful neighborhoods and parks. This neighborly love, however, can be ruined when careless residents don't pick up after their pets and leave "surprises" in front of other people's homes. Some neighbors with good intentions of picking up and bagging the pet waste are dumping the plastic bags in the shared trash piles, leaving unsanitary and smelly nuisances outside of residences. City code requires pet waste disposal in trash receptacles, sanitary disposal units or enclosed/sealed containers. It is illegal to dump pet waste bags in shared trash piles or swales. Code violators will be fined.
It's a Jazz in the Gables, Mardi Gras Special

Celebrate Mardi Gras with Hank's Hot Jazz as part of the free Jazz in the Gables concert next Tuesday, February 28, 6-7:30 p.m. at The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile. Nearby Municipal parking garages on Andalusia are just $1 per hour. This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida. Read more...
Let's Bike To Work On March 3

Dump your car for a day and join the movement for a greener planet.  The City of Coral Gables, Bike 305, Bike Walk Coral Gables, the Coral Gables Museum, and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce wants you change your mode of transportation for one day on Bike to Work Day, Friday, March 3. Arrive early at 7:30 a.m. to the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Avenue, for a free continental breakfast and giveaways. Enjoy an exhibit preview of "Plan Z for Miami: Repurposing Rickenbacker Causeway to Rickenbacker Park." Come back to the Coral Gables Museum on your bike from 6-10 p.m. for Gallery Night, free Museum admission and live music. Read more...
Around Town
recycling cardboard
Why Recycle Cardboard?

Be a good neighbor and don't throw your cardboard on the swales. The City of Coral Gables wants to encourage all residents to recycle cardboard by placing them inside the recycling bins. By doing this, you will help us keep our community looking clean. You'll also be helping the planet as recycling cardboard preserves valuable landfill space and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Also, recycling clean and dry cardboard keeps sanitation cost low. The City will actually pay more to throw cardboard away than to recycling it. Read more...
UM Exhibition Honors Trail Blazers

Coral Gables residents are invited to the "We Were Pioneers" exhibition honoring the University of Miami's African-American students, faculty and administrators of the 1960s and 1970s. A reception and historical lecture by UM history professor Dr. Donald Spivey takes place this Friday, February 24, 1-4 p.m. at the Otto G. Richter Library, Robert C. Goizueta Pavilion, 3rd floor, 1300 Memorial Drive on the Coral Gables campus. This reception is part of the First Black Graduates Project, a University-wide event series in celebration of those who blazed the trail in breaking the color barrier at the University of Miami. Event is free and open to the public. Read more...
Church of Little Flower
UM Uses Drones for 3-D Look of Historic Buildings

The University of Miami is using drones and revolutionary 3-D mapping technology to view the rich architectural detail of the City's historic buildings such as the Biltmore Hotel, the Coral Gables Congregational Church and the Church of the Little Flower. The project is the brainchild of Assistant Professor Karen R. Mathews in the Department of Art and Art History , involving a collaboration between UM faculty and students across a variety of disciplines, the City of Coral Gables, and historically-minded members of the community. Picture-taking drones fly in patterns creating thousands of high quality photos that are brought together to show images of architectural detail. Read more...
1 Alhambra Plaza
University of Florida Opens Office in Coral Gables

The University of Florida has opened a UF Coral Gables office that will house under one roof many services currently being offered in South Florida. The new office at 1 Alhambra Plaza will not be intended as a site for instruction. It will house advancement and enrollment management, including admissions, UF Online, and the UF College of Education's Lastinger Center for Learning. UF Coral Gables is open to the public on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule a visit, contact Alexa Butler at 786-482-6350. Read more...
Artopia
Artopia
Thursday, March 2
7-10 p.m.
Coral Gables Museum,  285 Aragon Avenue
Carnaval on the Mile
Saturday & Sunday, March 4-5
10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Alhambra between LeJeune and Douglas

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