Volume 2 | February 4, 2023
Palmetto Bay Celebrates Black History Month
As we join the nation in recognizing Black History Month, Palmetto Bay will be celebrating some of the special people who made significant contributions to our community.

We'll begin with former Village Manager Ron E. Williams, who led the Village for eight years and was crucial to building the solid foundation Palmetto Bay now stands on.

Click here to read his story.
News You Can Use
Unique Art Exhibit Draws a Big Audience to the Village
Perrine Community House was packed on January 21 for a showcase of artwork from the art dorm at the Everglades Correctional Institute. This unique group of male inmates receives ongoing art instruction and has access to art supplies at all times, allowing the men to use creativity as a form of self-expression and personal transformation. Mayor Karyn Cunningham, Vice Mayor Leanne Tellam, Councilwoman Marsha Matson, Miami-Dade County State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle, and other dignitaries joined with officials from Art South to welcome a huge crowd of art enthusiasts. Family members of some of the artists attended as well, lending a very personal touch to an event that focused on the healing power of the arts for both the artists and their audience.
Will You Donate Diapers This Valentine?
The Miami Diaper Bank is holding a Valentine's Diaper Drive, and Village Hall is one of two sites in Palmetto Bay where you can drop off your diaper donations. Starting this Monday, February 6 through Sunday, February 12, we will be collecting diapers of all sizes at Village Hall, from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Open packs are accepted as well. Drop off your donations at 9705 East Hibiscus Street, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157.

On Sunday, February 12 (only) we will also accept donations at Coral Reef Park, from 9 am to noon. Coral Reef Park is located at 7895 SW 152nd Street, Palmetto Bay, FL 33157.

All donations benefit the Miami Diaper Bank.
The Earth Day Art Contest is Open for Entries
Calling all Palmetto Bay middle school students! The Village invites all children in grades 6-8 to participate in our 2023 Earth Day Contest. This is a great opportunity to express care and concern for our planet through creativity, and the winning artwork will be displayed on our Parks & Recreation Department Earth Day web page and on our social media.

The theme for this year's contest is a continuation of last year's well received campaign, "Invest in our Planet." The deadline for entries is Friday, March 10, 2023, and participants may click the button below to read the rules or register for the contest.
Raise a Cheer for the Women of Palmetto Bay
March is Women's History Month, and we'll observe it by shining the spotlight on some of the women who have made a positive impact on our Palmetto Bay community. If you know a deserving woman who lives, works, or learns in Palmetto Bay, we would love to hear about her!

Visit our Women of Palmetto Bay page for more information and to submit a nomination online. You can also read about all the amazing women who have been featured in the past.
Grants for Volleyball Players Now Available
We're happy to announce a great opportunity for all current MDCPS and charter school sophomore and junior volleyball players! Grant money is now available through the Coach Kim Latshaw-Ortiz Memorial Fund to be used for club fees, private lessons, tournament fees, or camp fees. The deadline is March 31, so apply soon! Follow the link below for more information or to submit a grant application, and always remember to Dig Like Kim!
Important News About Voting By Mail
Due to changes made by the Florida Legislature in 2021, requests for a vote-by-mail (VBM) ballot now expire every two years, after each General Election. Voters who wish to vote by mail in 2023 and 2024 must now fill out a new request and submit it to the Elections Department.

Read Miami-Dade County's full guidelines and instructions for requesting a new VBM ballot, including a link to the ballot request form.
Pre-Order Your Biscayne Bay Specialty License Plate
The official design for the Biscayne Bay specialty license plate has been revealed! Florida residents voted on their favorite artwork for the plate, which was created by a partnership of Miami-Dade County and The Miami Foundation. To get the license plate into statewide circulation, 3,000 must be presold. Anyone with a vehicle registered in the state of Florida may buy a presale voucher either online, by mail, or in person. Help show your support for one of our most precious natural resources by ordering your plate today!
Palmer Trinity Hosts Concert by Grammy Nominee Shelly Berg
On February 5, Palmer Trinity School will host a free concert by Shelly Berg, the Dean of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Mr. Berg is a five-time Grammy-nominated arranger, orchestrator, and producer who will be playing a selection of acclaimed jazz and classical pieces on Trinity Chapel's new Steinway piano.

Sunday, February 5, 2023
4:00 p.m.

Palmer Trinity School, Trinity Chapel
8001 SW 184 Street
Miami, FL 33158

Upcoming Community Events
February 4, 11, 18, 25

February 6, 13, 20, 27
February 7, 21
February 12, 19, 26
Meeting Calendar
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