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Electric Scooters Ready for a Spin in Coral Gables

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You can now take an electric scooter for a spin in Coral Gables. As part of a pilot program effective until the end of the month, Spin electric scooters are available at key locations to be used by riders who are at least 16 years of age. This week, Coral Gables became the first city in Florida to pilot an innovative scooter-share program which provides an affordable, sustainable transportation option for residents and visitors. After this initial trial, the program may be extended by the City Commission. Later this month, Spin dockless pedal bikes will join the scooters in Coral Gables.
Scooters may be used on City sidewalks except on Miracle Mile sidewalks, Ponce de Leon sidewalks (three blocks north/south of Miracle Mile) and on Giralda Plaza. Scooters cannot be parked mid-block on Miracle Mile or anywhere on Giralda Plaza and cannot obstruct any pedestrian paths, business entrances, doors or ramps. Read more...
Coral Gables Welcomes New Sister City

City of Santa Tecla - El Salvador New Sister City

The City of Coral Gables recently signed a formal sister city agreement with Santa Tecla, a charming municipality in El Salvador. Learn how both cities will benefit from an exchange of information and resources. Watch the video here.
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Pet Waste Stations Are Helping People "Doo" the Right Thing

The City of Coral Gables is installing new pet waste stations to provide residents with an easy way to "doo" the right thing and dispose of dog waste properly. Pet waste stations are commercial grade and made from rust proof materials, with a sealed trash chute and a dispenser containing bags for easy disposal. Learn how a location is chosen for a pet waste station and the installation process. Read more...
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Peak of Hurricane Season is here. Be #GablesStrong

August is the month when kids go back to school, and also the peak of hurricane season. Don't let your guard down and be caught unprepared. Do you have a battery-operated radio handy? Have you signed up to receive the City's emergency notifications? The City of Coral Gables has partnered with 
In-telligent to bring you emergency alerts right to your mobile phone. To download the app from your smart phone, simply text "GABLES" to 900900 for a download link. Sign up as a new user, then search for "Gables" under the Communities tab, and then subscribe to your area to begin receiving emergency alerts. Read more... 
Cultural Grants Workshop: August 30, 4 p.m.

The City of Coral Gables invites nonprofit and cultural organizations to attend a Cultural Grants Workshop/Public Meeting with the City's Cultural Development Board and staff. The workshop will explain the City of Coral Gables Cultural Grant process for Fiscal Year 2018-2019 and takes place on Thursday, August 30, 4 p.m. at the War Memorial Youth Center Theater, 405 University Drive. The workshop is mandatory for all grant applicants. Read more...
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Explore the DeSoto Fountain

Did You Know: DeSoto Plaza & Fountain

Explore the iconic DeSoto Plaza and its beautiful fountain. This historical landmark not only serves as a point of civic pride, but keeps Coral Gables cemented in the architectural world. Watch the video here.
Miami-Dade Public Schools Get an "A" for Top Performance

Congratulations to Miami-Dade County Public Schools for earning an "A" for the first time from the Florida Department of Education for their top performance during the 2017-18 school year. The majority of public schools located in Coral Gables received top academic ratings. Read more... 
It's Back to School on August 20: Be Accident Free 

The City of Coral Gables wants you to be  accident-free all year round, but especially when kids go back to school and traffic increases on the roads. Please remember to follow important safety tips while driving around our local schools. Read more...
Preventing Home Fires & Injuries When Grilling

Enjoy the last days of summer with a good barbecue cookout at home. According to the National Fire Prevention Association, grilling at home also means an increased risk of home fires and injuries. Children under five accounted for an average of 1,600 or one-third (35%) of the 4,500 thermal non-fire grill burns. These burns typically occurred when someone, often a child, bumped into, touched or fell on the grill, grill part or hot coals. Gas or charcoal grills are frequently involved in home fires every year. Follow these simple safety tips to avoid burn injuries when grilling. Read more...
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The Big Bang
Miami Summer Solar Co-Op
Wednesday, August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue.
The Big Bang
Through September 2
Actor's Playhouse at Miracle Theater
280 Miracle Mile
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Traffic Alert:
FDOT is doing roadway and crosswalk construction along Bird Road from SW 38 Court to US1/Dixie Highway. Work will be done on stages to minimize impact to traffic. Project is estimated to last until December 2018. Lane closures may occur during non-peak hours. Please allow extra time to reach your destination while traveling through this area. 
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