May 9, 2020
Happy Mother's Day, May 10th
Photograph by Palmetto Bay Resident Maritza Veiguela
Palmetto Bay Looks to the Sky as U.S. Navy Blue Angels Salute Healthcare Workers
Good morning, Palmetto Bay. Did ya see 'em? The U.S. Navy Blue Angels BOOMED over us yesterday afternoon as part of the Florida east coast salute to healthcare workers. Everywhere, folks stepped out of their homes, looked up and saw the amazing formation of F/A-18's. The above photograph was taken by Maritza Leon of Palmetto Bay. She captured this shot as they roared over her home on 166 Street and 83 Ct. Thanks for sending it to us! Fun facts: The Blue Angels were named after a New York nightclub, and it was required that the original pilots were bachelors. Why? Check out the history of the Blue Angels featuring a video of one of the original team members to learn more!
Today: Food Distribution at Christ Fellowship Church in Palmetto Bay
Do you know someone in need? Christ Fellowship Church is holding a drive-thru food distribution this morning from 9:00 am - 11:00 am. Christ Fellowship is located at 8900 SW 168th Street, Palmetto Bay. To ensure the health and safety of volunteers and community members, COVID-19 CDC guidelines will be followed. Participants are asked to remain in your car and open the trunk when it’s your turn in line. Food is distributed first come, first served while supplies last. Thank you!
Thank you Front-line Warriors!
Here's a Free Pizza for all Essential Personnel
We want to salute all our everyday essential workers who reside in Palmetto Bay. We NEED you and want to say thank you with a delicious pizza from New York Roma Pizza . Click here to register before May 15th!
Virtual Kids Town Hall
May 27th, 2:30 pm
Our Fifth Annual Kids Town Hall is virtual this year! We're inviting kids to learn how to save our planet with the theme, "Do Something Good with Your Trash". We'll teach kids about recycling, climate change, cleaning up our waterways and we'll have a live demonstration on composting (Click here to access a document outlining the materials your kids will need) . Four teen members of our Youth Community Advisory Board will be joining us live. It'll take place on May 27th at 2:30 pm, and you can watch it on the Village of Palmetto Bay's Facebook page . Kids who watch and then take a picture of their composting project may email their photos before May 31st to events@palmettobay.com , and receive a complimentary cheese pizza!
Hurry: Registration Deadline Ahead for
"Honk for Seniors" Car Caravan Parade
and
"Door Decor" Contest for Sixth and Eighth Graders
We are delighted to announce that already, nearly 100 Palmetto Bay graduating high school seniors have signed up for our congratulatory "Honk for Seniors" Class of 2020 car caravan! It'll take place on Wednesday, May 20th led by Mayor Cunningham, Councilmembers and Palmetto Bay Police. We'll place a festive yard sign on your grad's property, leave 'em with a free pizza voucher (thanks you  New York Roma Pizza ) ,  and give your senior a photo shout-out on our social media platforms.

Click or tap anywhere below to register! Must sign up by May 13, 2020 .   Open to Palmetto Bay residents only. We're so excited. Get in on the fun!
Door Decor and More
Decorate your front door saluting your graduating fifth or eighth grader, share it on Instagram using #pbrecathome and get a free pizza! No Instagram? No problem, send your photo to kcraig@palmettobay-fl.gov and we'll post it for you. Hurry, deadline is May 13th.
Mayor Cunningham Among Many Showing Support
for Friendship Circle of Miami's "Virtual Walk"
Friendship Circle of Miami’s 11th Annual 3K Walk took place on Sunday, May 3. Walking4Friendship is a beloved community event that raises crucial funds and awareness for Friendship Circle of Miami, a nonprofit organization that benefits children and adults with special needs.
Due to COVID-19, one thousand people signed up to walk virtually from their home or a socially safe location. Others hopped on bicycles, their treadmill or did laps in the pool, all to benefit the Friendship Circle.
The funds raised during “Walking4Friendship” will support Friendship Circle’s many programs as well as its new community center, the region’s first of its kind, scheduled to break ground in early 2021.
The initial goal was $150,000. By the end of the day, some $175,000. Congratulations!
By clicking in the image below, you can see Palmetto Bay Mayor Karyn Cunningham's message of support and friendship for the organization.
News of Note
Charter Review Commission Meeting - Conference Call

Date: May 11, 2020
Time: 6:30 PM


How to Access:

Dial into the conference call by calling 1-904-900-2303
Meeting number (access code): 299 913 759

P ublic Comments : the general public is welcomed to participate and provide public comments during the meeting when public comments are open by the Chairperson. Please note that this conference call will be recorded for public records purposes.

Regarding Public Conference Calls : An   Executive Order  issued by Governor DeSantis allows for public meetings by local governments to be held via telephonic conferencing in an effort to limit public exposure to Covid-19.

CENSUS 2020
Again this week, Palmetto Bay has the highest U.S. Census completion rate in all of Miami-Dade County at 67 percent!. Let's keep it going. Fill out that Cencus form and mail it in. Let's stay on top and get the representation and dollars we are entitled to! Thank you!
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