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Farmers Market
Coral Gables Farmers Market Returns This Saturday

The Coral Gables Farmers Market is back this Saturday, January 14 with vendors selling fresh Florida produce, baked goods, plants and flowers from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and returning every Saturday until March 25. Located at the corner of Miracle Mile and LeJeune Road, the Farmers Market also offers free Tai Chi classes at 8 a.m., gardening workshops at 9 a.m., cooking demonstrations at 10 a.m. and children activities beginning at 11 a.m. Read more...
Find Your Perfect Job at Coral Gables Career Fair


Come to the Coral Gables Career Fair this Saturday, January 14 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Police Station building located at 2801 Salzedo Street in Coral Gables. The City of Coral Gables is hiring certified and non-certified Police Officers as well as other public service positions. Come to the Coral Gables Career Fair and be part of the City Beautiful team! Read more...
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Enrollment for Magnet Programs Open Until January 15

You have only a few days until January 15, 2017 to enroll in magnet programs of Miami-Dade County Public Schools for the next school year. Don't miss this great opportunity to focus on your child's special interest, talents, and abilities. Read more...
Meet & Greet with State Representatives 

The Coral Gables City Commission invites you to meet your state representatives on Wednesday, January 18, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Coral Gables Museum's Community Meeting Room, 285 Aragon Avenue. Join us for an informal reception where you can get to know your state legislators and mingle with members of the community.  Light refreshments will be served and parking validation will be provided.  For more information, contact 305-460-5248.
Slesnick
Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick Invites You to Brainstorming Session

Coral Gables City Commissioner Jeannett Slesnick invites you to a Brainstorming Session on Thursday, January 26, 6-8 p.m. at the Biltmore Hotel, Country Club Ballroom, 1200 Anastasia Avenue.
 
Join in the conversation. Topics of discussion will include schools, annexation, traffic and superior services offered by the City of Coral Gables. Read more...

Miracle Mile
Take the Community Survey on Public Art Project

The City of Coral Gables is in the process of commissioning artwork to be installed in conjunction with the Miracle Mile Streetscape Project. Three artists have been recommended by the Coral Gables Arts Advisory Panel to begin developing initial concepts for artwork to be sited at three of the mid-block crossings along Miracle Mile. The artists are Ball-Nogues Studio (Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues), David Brooks, and Meejin Yoon . The artists are in the research phase of their project and they would like to hear from you. Please take a moment to take this survey which will help them understand our community. Take the survey here.
Around Town
Christmas Tree Recycling Available Until Next Week

The City of Coral Gables is offering free Christmas tree recycling to Coral Gables residents until next week. Please refer to the tree collection day in the link below. Remember to p lace tree out after 5 p.m. the day before your scheduled collection day. Also,
  • Keep tree separate from your trash/yard waste pile.  If the tree is placed in the trash pile with other debris, it won't be recycled.
  • Remove tree stand, lights, ornaments, tinsel and other decorations before placing out for collection. 
  • Do not bag your tree or place flocked trees out for collection.
For the remaining tree collection dates, click here
Storm U17
Shred Your Papers to Support Gables Storm U17

Bring your paper records to shred them at the Farmers Market this Saturday, January 14, 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. to benefit a local sports team. The cost per carton is $5 and proceeds will be used to help the Coral Gables Storm U17 Girls Soccer Team travel to national competitions. There's a limit of 10 boxes of paper. Cds, dvds, heavy binder clips and  plastic binders are not accepted. For more information, contact Javier@rodriguez-lawgroup.com .
Michael Merzenich
Learn About the Brain Plasticity Revolution

On Friday, January 27 at 10 a.m. you have the opportunity to meet Dr. Michael Merzenich, who is known as "The Father of Brain Plasticity," and a recipient of the 2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. He will give a free lecture at the Adult Activity Center, 2 Andalusia Avenue. His research opened the door to restoring brain function through retraining. He is one of the scientists responsible for our current understanding of brain plasticity and the notion that the brain can change itself at any age. There is complimentary valet parking across the street at The Palace, 1 Andalusia Avenue. Read more...
Camp Kesem Miami Helps Children Deal with Parent's Cancer
 
Camp Kesem at University of Miami provides a week-long summer camp experience to children in South Florida whose parents have cancer. The camp experience helps them through their dark times and encourages them to do their best. It is operated by 70 student volunteers and serves 90 campers ages 6-16 per year. New camper applications will be released on January 15. Unfortunately, the amount of children affected by a parent's cancer is more than 5 million and the number keeps growing. Camp Kesem is completely cost-free to families. To get involved and find out more about Camp Kesem Miami, watch the video here.
Biltmore Hotel
Beautiful Coral Gables
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the entire city. Do you have a favorite image or photo of Coral Gables to share? Send us your pictures and we'll include them in upcoming issues of e-News.
Estrellas Cubanas
event series
Estrellas Cubanas Fundraiser
Saturday, January 21, 2017
7-11 p.m.
Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Events Series
Tuesdays, Wednesdays &
Third Thursday/Month
The Plaza at 150 Miracle Mile
Free
Quick Links
Miracle Mile & Giralda Ave Streetscape Update
To view weekly updates on the construction work, traffic impact and other relevant information, click here.
Traffic Update
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.
This week through Friday-January 13: One lane on westbound Alhambra Circle will be closed from west of Salzedo Street to LeJeune Road between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to allow the contractor to work on drainage structures and place asphalt on the travel lanes. Several parking spaces may be blocked to perform the work.
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