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June 8, 2019
A Letter From Mayor Karyn Cunningham
Another school year is in the books. This school year we have had many activities to bring our amazing schools to the forefront of our community and promote safety initiatives to keep our children safe. Some of these include our  Kid's Town Hall , our  Annual Principals Welcome Breakfast  for public and private schools, providing $2500 checks to our public schools,  partnering with MDCPS  to have our VOPB Police at our schools every day, recognition of teachers at our February meeting and year round collaboration with our administrators and PTAs/PTSAs. We were also proud to host the  Miami-Dade PTA/PTSA Gala  here in the Village and honor parents and students that work with you to make our schools the best in all Miami-Dade. 

This is the pinnacle of the collaboration with our schools. From tree plantings to traffic planning, programming and parks, our schools are at the center of all we do. We thank our parents, teachers and administrators for all they do to make Palmetto Bay a great place to learn and wish everyone a safe and happy summer recess.

As we look to the summer, the Village will still be busy at work preparing for the next budget year, conducting drafting sessions for Downtown Palmetto Bay and preparing and collaborating with local organizations to make sure that we are safe during the Hurricane Season. Be sure to check out the Village's Facebook page and subscribe to the Village Newsletter so that you stay updated with meetings and events. 

Our community and its residents inspire me every day.  As always, I am here to answer questions or lend a helping hand. I can be reached by phone at 305-904-1805 or by email at kcunningham@palmettobay-fl.gov . Together we can make Palmetto Bay an even better place to live, work, learn and play. 
Farmer's Market
Stroll through aisles of fresh produce and support our local growers every Sunday at 8:30 am. F ind us at the SE corner of Coral Reef Park, next to the Volleyball courts.
This is a flyer of the artwork of Jacqueline Prussing.  An exhibit of her art will be on display on Saturday, June 15th from 6:30 pm until 8:30 pm at the Perrine Community House at Palmetto Bay, 900 Perrine Avenue.  RSVP 305-662-1423
Impressions One Art Exhibit
Art South presents a display of the works of Palmetto Bay artist Jacqueline Prussing. Free! June 15th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Perrine Community House, 900 SW 97th Ave. 305-662-1423
Responsible Gardening Series
Learn about organic vegetable gardening during this session of this year's Responsible Gardening Lecture series. Saturday, June 15th at 9:30 am. FREE. Registration required.
Photo of Thalatta Estate and Biscayne Bay
Yoga by the Bay
Come stretch and relax by the bay with this calming Yoga class. All levels welcome. Please bring your own towel, mat and water bottle. Free! Sunday, June 23rd, and July 14 9:30 am.
Independence Day Celebration
Save the date! Palmetto Bay's biggest and best event of the year returns to Village Hall on July 4th beginning at 6 pm . Rides, music and the best fireworks extravaganza yet. FREE!
Senior's Trip to Marlin's Park
On Thursday, July 18th at 11 am, the Village "teams up" with our neighbors in Cutler Bay and Pinecrest to watch the Marlin's take on San Diego, FREE! Transportation provided. RSVP required by July 11th. Email here or call 305-259-1246. Hurry, Limited seating available. Seniors aged 55-plus only please.
Summer Camp Registration Open
Photo of a cell phone with IBUS app pictured.  IBUS service telephone number listed is 305-969-5011
Download our Free IBUS App
See where our Palmetto Bay to Metrorail Park & Ride buses are in real time. Simply download Palmetto Bay IBUS from your app store and you're all set. Like the IBUS shuttle itself, it's free. C'mon, get onboard!
News of Note

Photo of State Lawmakers getting Framed logos from the village of Palmetto Bay
State Lawmakers Summarize Legislative Session at Village Hall
State Senator Jose Javier Rodriguez and State Representatives Javier Fernandez and Vance Aloupis were presented with a framed Palmetto Bay logo during Monday night's regular council meeting. The lawmakers were on hand to report on this years legislative session. We thank all three for representing the people of Palmetto Bay.

Palmetto Bay Standouts Recognized
Photo of Palmetto Bay Employee receiving award of recognition
On Monday night at Village Hall, several people were recognized by Mayor Karyn Cunningham and Council for outstanding work and accomplishments in Palmetto Bay. The first recipient was one of our own! Gladys Bilbraut, Office Manager of the Building and Permitting Department of Palmetto Bay was commended for her ongoing sense of compassion, as evidenced by a letter from a resident praising her for going above and beyond for an elderly resident who needed help before a big move.
Photo of Caring for Miami Staff receiving commendation from village of palmetto bay
volunteers at village hall are sorting and packing food for "Caring for Miami"
Secondly, the team from "Caring for Miami" (Christ Fellowship) received recognition for doing their part to help feed needy children, provide dental care and even offer English lessons.
Two employees of Trattoria Blu restaurant
Photo of Mayor and Council presenting commendation to owner of local business
We value our businesses in Palmetto Bay, and two special ones received praise: Trattoria Blu (whose owners were busy in their new kitchen and will receive their commendation at a later date), and DOROTA Interiors and Beyond. Congrats!
Photo of Mayor and Council presenting awards to members of Westminster Christian School's Robotics Team
Finally, the Westminster Christian School Teams 6855B and 6855C of the Warrior Robotics Elementary Division received honors for being one of only three schools in the nation that earned two or more awards at the World Robotics Competition in Louisville, Kentucky this year. Congratulations and thanks to all! 
Meetings Around Town

For a schedule of community meetings scheduled to take place in Palmetto Bay, click here .
Seniors

Did you know that there are fun classes going on tailored specifically for you at our newly renovated Perrine Community House at Palmetto Bay? Check out our Community Events calendar for a list of dates, times and links to registration forms.
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